September 3, 2021
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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Job 12:9
  • Podcast: My interview with the Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden!
  • 9/11: Twin lights had BETTER blaze for 20th anniversary
  • Update on the Kabul airport suicide bomber
  • Ida death toll rises
  • America The Beautiful
  • Zero time

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

9 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?

Job 12:9


Podcast: My interview with the Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden!

By Mike Huckabee

As the United States completes its catastrophic exit from Afghanistan, leaving hundreds of Americans and countless Afghan allies behind, Governor Huckabee talks about what this all means for the 20 years spent fighting terror and those we lost doing so, and the safety and security of America moving forward. He continues the discussion with retired Navy SEAL and former special operator Rob O'Neill, (the man who shot and killed Bin Laden!), who weighs in on the frightening state of American military leadership and what that means for American safety from terror today and into the future.

TO LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE, GO HERE>>>


9/11: Twin lights had BETTER blaze for 20th anniversary

By Mike Huckabee

In just over a week, we’ll mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Manhattan’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, as well as on United Airlines Flight 93, a plane that was crashed in a Pennsylvania field by its heroic passengers to protect its likely target, the White House. I wish people who aren’t old enough to remember all this or who chose to block it out could know what it was like and feel the raw emotion of that time. Other than the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan that took us into World War II 80 years ago, there’s been nothing remotely comparable to it in our history.

Almost 3,000 people were killed, most of them in the fall of the Twin Towers, and thousands more –- particularly first responders and clean-up crews –- have suffered lifelong disability resulting from conditions on the ground there.

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/how-we-live/2019/09/11/sept-11-workers-still-battle-beast-insane-stabbing-burning-pain/2229353001/

When planes flew into both towers on that bright and beautiful fall morning, and the towers collapsed upon themselves, it was a demolition of indescribable magnitude. A huge portion of Manhattan, 14 million square feet of downtown –- was turned into rubble. And it was a massacre. Video that is seldom played today showed human beings jumping a thousand feet to their deaths rather than be burned alive. Virtually everyone in New York knew someone who had perished. Many thousands of people lost spouses, brothers, sisters, dear friends and colleagues. Children lost parents. Parents lost children.

Literally tons of debris filled the atmosphere. The air was thick with toxic substances that ravaged the lungs of those who managed to live through the day. For first responders, it was like a war zone.

Every year on September 11, except for a modified pre-recorded version last year because of COVID, a ceremony has been held at the memorial in which all the names of those lost were read aloud by family members to a wide audience that included the families, police, firefighters, other first responders and emergency workers. Then, throughout that night, the twin beams of the “Tribute In Light” blazed straight up into the sky, as a statement of power and resilience against our evil terrorist enemies.

So what about this year? Regarding the reading of the names, there’s been so much back-and-forth about it that it's hard to know what they’ve finally decided to do. On August 15, it was announced that the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation would hold an “alternative” ceremony, just south of the memorial, for the names because the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, citing covid again, wouldn’t be having one this year. (It's not clear to us whether they've changed their mind and are doing it after all or if Tunnel 2 Towers is still the sponsor.) Masks will be required, and the podium will be sanitized after every speaker.

Apparently, only 9/11 family members are invited this year, as officials want to discourage large crowds. It's a shame to see this moving ceremony diminished in any way --- especially for covid, since this event takes place outdoors, everyone will be masked, and most will likely be vaccinated. If another concern is budget, that really shouldn’t be an issue, either. They might need extra security for the larger crowd, but I’ll bet a lot of New York’s Finest would proudly volunteer for that job.

Believe it or not, for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the museum had decided not to have the “Tribute In Light.” They said they didn’t have the funds for it. They said that last year, too, but Gov. Cuomo contributed enough state resources to make it happen. Fortunately, the “Tribute In Light” is back on this year, too.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/15/9-11-tribute-twin-light-display-back-new-york/5592530002/

You can see how confusing this got when you add in this report from RedState.com, which says a group called the Sergeants Benevolent Association has stepped up to provide the beams of light. We're not sure now if the museum (with or without state funds) is doing it or the SBA is, but at least SOMEBODY is. Those lights had better be blazing. They need to be seen from space, till dawn breaks on September 12.

https://redstate.com/beccalower/2020/08/16/nyc-tribute-in-light-live-name-reading-to-honor-911-victims-back-on-after-public-outcry-n251381

Fortunately, New York Public Radio is doing quite a bit of special programming, which started September 1.

https://nypublicradio.org/2021/09/01/wnyc-wqxr-mark-the-20th-anniversary-of-9-11/

Here’s a list of the in-person events planned for that day.

https://911groundzero.com/blog/commemorating-the-20th-anniversary-of-9-11-nyc-events-and-legacies/

For a time, it looked as though this year’s memorial would be scaled way down, and that would not have been acceptable. As Steve Cuozzo wrote in the NEW YORK POST on August 14 –- the day before it was announced the “Tribute In Light” would light up after all –- “Today, many younger and newly arrived New Yorkers have little idea what 9/11 meant. To treat the 20th anniversary as business as usual threatens to consign the memory to just another unpleasant hiccup of history such as the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles or the 1965 power blackout.” Perhaps his commentary is what convinced officials to light up the night sky after all.

Yes, the museum has a budget crunch, he said, but “the catastrophe’s 20th anniversary should not be allowed to become a shadow of its past commemorations.”

https://nypost.com/2021/08/14/9-11-museums-decision-to-scrap-a-20th-anniversary-memorial-is-a-disgrace/

What a disgrace it would be to play down 9/11 on the 20th anniversary of that carnage. It also occurs to me that such a disgrace would compound the epic national disgrace going on right now: our botched exit from Afghanistan and the abandoning of U.S. citizens, Afghan friends and cutting-edge military equipment to the terrorists who have overrun the place and made it once again a haven for themselves. How ironic it would be for us now to diminish the 9/11 ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in history. Look at us now, with our own President putting himself in the position of having to negotiate with the Taliban. Sadly, this time, as we memorialize our lost and honor our brave, the terrorists will be celebrating just as they did 20 years ago. Except now when they wave their guns in the air, they'll have much better guns. Thank you, Mr. President.

……………………...

Michael Arad, the young architect (an Israeli citizen born in London who has since obtained dual citizenship here) whose design was chosen for the 9/11 memorial, was living in Manhattan at the time of the attack and said 9/11 had made him a New Yorker. He said he “would never forget how people poured into Union Square, Times Square, Washington Square, needing to be together, to stand side by side with strangers, bearing individual pain but sharing collective grief.”

“If the terrorists thought they’d sow fear and division,” he said, “they did not succeed.”

If you’ve never been to the memorial, stood at the edge of the waterfalls and looked at some of the names of all 2,983 who lost their lives that day, I urge you do make the trip and do it. (One of my writers said the moment during this experience that hit her the hardest was seeing a square simply carved with the words “Unborn Baby.”)

For when you have time, here’s a detailed article about Arad and the meaning behind the memorial he designed.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/09/02/9-11-memorial-new-york-10-year-anniversary-michael-arad/5682267001/


Update on the Kabul airport suicide bomber

By Mike Huckabee

Roger Pardo-Maurer, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, told Univision that a Predator drone operator knew the identity of the Kabul airport bomber who killed 13 of our troops and many more Afghan civilians and was ready to strike him and prevent the bombing, but was ordered to stand down.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ex-dod-official-us-drone-locked-kabul-bomber-denied-permission-take-shot/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

The alleged reason was that it might complicate negotiations with the Taliban. So in order to mollify the terrorists we were handing Afghanistan over to, we let a terrorist go on his way to kill 13 of our troops and many more Afghan civilians.

Now, before all the social media fact-checkers start typing “Actually…”, I’ll point out that Maurer didn’t name his source for this story, and not surprisingly, it’s not officially verified (i.e., admitted to.) But forgive me if I find it easy to believe, considering Joe Biden’s unbroken 40-year record of being wrong on every foreign policy decision, including being the only official in the room to advise Obama not to order the strike that took out Osama bin Laden.


Ida death toll rises

By Mike Huckabee

The death toll from Hurricane Ida is up to 50 so far, and even though the worst weather has passed, officials in the Northeast are warning that more flooding could be ahead due to rivers rising from all the runoff. Up to a million people are still without power in Louisiana, and some could be waiting weeks for it to come back on.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/idas-aftermath-swollen-rivers-threaten-new-flooding-in-parts-of-northeast-as-storms-kill-dozens

Ida is now ranked as the fifth-strongest recorded storm ever to hit the US mainland, and it left behind a path of massive destruction that crosses half the nation. If you are in a position to help the victims, any donations to Samaritan’s Purse are greatly appreciated and will go a long way. They are already moving in with aid to the hardest-hit areas.

http://www.samaritanspurse.org


America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Petrified Forest National Park, visit its website here.


Zero time

By Mike Huckabee

The Media Research Center reports that CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC News devoted zero time to the revelation that President Biden pressured Afghanistan’s President on a phone call to help change the perception that the Taliban might take over, whether it's true or not. As noted here before, if an innocuous phone call from Trump to Ukraine’s President was grounds for impeachment, then this is, to use a phrase Biden should appreciate, impeachment grounds on steroids. Yet the media are doing their best to hide it and protect Biden.

Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki is obviously counting on them to memory-hole Biden’s Afghanistan catastrophe and start acting like palace guards again. You can see here how she tried to spin it away and said she wouldn’t go into the details of a “private conservation.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/2-year-old-psaki-tweet-comes-back-haunt-bombshell-leaked-biden-call/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Unfortunately for her, the Internet is forever, and conservative commentator Jack Posobiec unearthed an old tweet from Psaki about Trump’s Ukraine phone call:

“It is not just the call transcript. The whistleblower complaint would likely have more details. And we need both. And not just the call.”

Sounds as if she thought that Presidential phone call was public business, and if the President did anything illegal on it, it should be exposed and the President held to account. Gee, I wonder what changed her attitude?...

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  • Kathleen Riley

    09/03/2021 02:43 PM

    Governor:. Half the country is talking about impeachment. Are we waiting for the November mids? Biden is not the only one who should be impeached. How do we impeach him and not Kamala, Pelosi, others? We've got to take back our country!! Blessings to you and your family.

  • Guy Hicklin

    09/03/2021 02:12 PM

    Explain how it is that Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a class 4 hurricane (something like the 5th strongest on record) resulting in 9 deaths and some 1500+ miles later as a "tropical storm" hit New Jersey and New York and "caused" 65 deaths? Our politicians are even "gaming" the "national emergency" program for their own benefit.

  • Floyd A Unger

    09/03/2021 02:02 PM

    Thank you

  • Stephen K Lentz

    09/03/2021 01:46 PM

    "Other than the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan that took us into World War II 80 years ago, there’s been nothing remotely comparable to it in our history."

    Your news media buddies and the jackasses like the wicked witch of mexifornication said January 6, 2021 was worse than Pearl Harbor AND 911!!

  • Sue Angelyn Everhart

    09/03/2021 12:48 PM

    Mr Huckabee,
    I am so upset and concerned about the America I grew up in and now retired which really puts a dark cloud over our freedom. The democrats are worse than loose stools their ill-fated thinking is spreading even through our grandchildren. My grand-daughter is 14 and is a student in a Montessori school (ever since she was small).
    Every now and then we hear remnants of thoughts on abortion, and how "bad " our government has always been. I remind her that the teachers need to keep their opinions to themselves and do their jobs "educate", I know good and well 12,13, and 14 yr olds are not discussing politics. I also try and turn comments around, on "crack art work" from bidens boy. (i do not capitalize anything on someone that does not deserve respect.)" How about If he wants to change his history donate the monies he makes to our soldiers, homeless etc. I am listening to Fox "outnumbered" yammering about climate change! the one an only person that has power over everything is not a democrat is GOD. Fires, diease, floods are in the bible and suppposedly intelligent educated people appear "brain dead." As far as "impeachent" the down side would put the female Al Sharpton in office the whole "litter" needs to go. proven cheating on voting to me should reinstate Donald Trump ( he is no where Jesus) but our economy was growing, we were safe, our military was helped, what little bit i have in retirement funds were growing. I am very thankful for you and your family( I love Sarah) & Donald Trump and my family. Thank you for all you do!

  • James Evart

    09/03/2021 12:37 PM

    Is it only me, or is the malevolent Democrat (LEFT) double standard for speech and action becoming somewhat worn and more unusually disgusting?

  • Christine Pfeiffer

    09/03/2021 12:36 PM

    Regarding your 9/11 commentary: If there truly are "budget woes" I'm more than certain the American people would happily foot the bill for the lights and the ceremony. They can take it out of the 3.5 trillion dollars they want to use for "infrastructure".

  • Vernon Thompson

    09/03/2021 12:32 PM

    Should be considered in every State! No more Audit excuses!
    An election is being audited – the reaction to this is key
    Exclusive: Craige McMillan notes an honest person would want to make sure a contest was fair
    By Craige McMillan Published May 14, 2021
    Most publicly traded companies in America have their books audited every year. I'm sure there are lots of reasons they do this. Chief among the reasons, however, is trust. Investors want to have a clear view of what the company did with the money they gave it to invest. The whole idea is that if the company's new product line does well, the company will share the results of their good work with the investors who financed those efforts.
    Major nonprofits also audit their efforts annually. They understand that people who care enough about a cause to give their money are their biggest asset. They want to keep those donating assets happy. The best way to keep donors happy is by spending their money well – and for the cause.
    What I'm saying is, even if there isn't a law requiring audits, where trust and money are involved, investors and donors want to know that the numbers in the income and expense columns line up and have the decimal in the proper place. It's just good business.
    Audits keep everyone honest, sometimes by finding and fixing mistakes, and sometimes by finding and fixing intentional dishonesty by employees or officers. The basic question auditors are answering is this: Is this organization doing what they say they are doing, and are the results being accurately depicted?
    Audits are not a be-all and end-all, they're an ought-to-be-there. They're not perfect, nor do they uncover all bad actors. One of the first cases of computer fraud occurred at IBM, when the payroll programmer was directed that the calculation rounding error was to be in the company's favor, but decided that it should be in his favor, instead. And so it was, for many years, until he took a vacation during a busy time, the program quit, and it had to be fixed by someone else.
    Most big organizations wouldn't let that same error happen again. They would put controls in place to prevent it. I remember the specific wording in the financial realm very well: "I want you to fix this so it doesn't ever happen again!"
    Elections in America are a BFD. That's a Big Fiduciary Duty. Many of us expect the party in power, which runs the election process, to accurately count the ballots, even if the end result means that they will lose power. That's a lot to ask of anyone, but especially of someone who thinks the world will end if their party loses power in the election.
    Of course, the "world ending" event they are thinking about is their own personal world. It has nothing to do with the greater life of the city, county, state or feral (federal) government's demise. The world they are worried about is the world surrounding the office they are holding – and they about to lose control over. Gone are the power, prestige and payoff opportunities. Why would anybody want the office otherwise? Or so they think, which reveals who they really are – and why the rest of us are where we are.
    Now, given that political officeholders in horribly run cities, counties, states and federal jurisdictions are almost always of the Democratic persuasion, can you imagine why an audit of a major general election in such a venue has never before happened? I mean, there are "rights" in the constitution, state and federal, which we maybe will grant you our subjects, sometimes, perhaps if we feel like it. But there is also the right to power over you, our subjects, which we will never ever grant to anyone else, and we really don't care if they won the election or not. Close enough description?
    It would be much easier to think well of Democratic Party officeholders in these areas if they grumbled about the time and cost, but ultimately sat down at the table to work out the details of the audit and agreed to open all the books. Those books are, after all, the People's books. This is especially true when the audit is being conducted at the order of the state senate, which has behind it the Will of the People and is ultimately responsible for having the state conduct a free and fair election.
    Now, if you are in big media, isn't this a great story to cover? A first-ever audit of an election in a major election contest? (Presently in Maricopa County, Arizona.) I wonder why big media's interest shows up most strongly in non-interest, followed by derision of the idea of auditing an election at all?
    If you're a politician and believe you were elected by a massive number of votes from legal voters, why would you not support an audit of the election process? Wouldn't your power be even greater after the audit verified your victory?
    If you are a company providing election services to voters, wouldn't you welcome an opportunity to demonstrate just how fail-safe your election machines actually are?
    If you're a corporate honcho, who the bleeping-bleep do you think you are, denigrating audits when you, yourself are subject to the very same process, annually? You know perfectly well that audits work.
    If you are a celebrity-retard (celebtard), what the bleep do you know about anything outside the realm of looking pretty for the camera and acting … in whatever script someone else wrote you? Just post some more pretty pictures and go away!
    If you're a Republican politician and your party is on the losing side of the election, what possible motivation could you have for opposing an audit of the results?
    If you are not a voter, or you're a voter who didn't vote this time around, why would you care what happened in the election? You didn't vote; obviously, it was all the same to you!
    As a matter of fact, I can't think of any honest person who would be opposed to a close "look-see" of what happened. And that right there is the key, isn't it?
    It's the honest-person clause. There's too much money in politics. There's too much power in holding political office. And there's too much criminality among those who have held political office, especially those who want to retain that office at all costs.
    Isn't it interesting that something that has been used routinely in the corporate and giving sectors for so long, and has worked so well, should bring so much exposure to so many things in the public sector that we would never have thought were there on such a scale? Given the reactions we see around us, maybe we already know the results of the audit.

  • ken moore

    09/03/2021 12:14 PM

    shock treatment in years past was an acceptable treatment for mental patients
    i recommend 440 volts and 300 amps for biden

September 3, 2021
|

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Job 12:9
  • Podcast: My interview with the Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden!
  • 9/11: Twin lights had BETTER blaze for 20th anniversary
  • Update on the Kabul airport suicide bomber
  • Ida death toll rises
  • America The Beautiful
  • Zero time

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

9 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?

Job 12:9


Podcast: My interview with the Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden!

By Mike Huckabee

As the United States completes its catastrophic exit from Afghanistan, leaving hundreds of Americans and countless Afghan allies behind, Governor Huckabee talks about what this all means for the 20 years spent fighting terror and those we lost doing so, and the safety and security of America moving forward. He continues the discussion with retired Navy SEAL and former special operator Rob O'Neill, (the man who shot and killed Bin Laden!), who weighs in on the frightening state of American military leadership and what that means for American safety from terror today and into the future.

TO LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE, GO HERE>>>


9/11: Twin lights had BETTER blaze for 20th anniversary

By Mike Huckabee

In just over a week, we’ll mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Manhattan’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, as well as on United Airlines Flight 93, a plane that was crashed in a Pennsylvania field by its heroic passengers to protect its likely target, the White House. I wish people who aren’t old enough to remember all this or who chose to block it out could know what it was like and feel the raw emotion of that time. Other than the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan that took us into World War II 80 years ago, there’s been nothing remotely comparable to it in our history.

Almost 3,000 people were killed, most of them in the fall of the Twin Towers, and thousands more –- particularly first responders and clean-up crews –- have suffered lifelong disability resulting from conditions on the ground there.

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/how-we-live/2019/09/11/sept-11-workers-still-battle-beast-insane-stabbing-burning-pain/2229353001/

When planes flew into both towers on that bright and beautiful fall morning, and the towers collapsed upon themselves, it was a demolition of indescribable magnitude. A huge portion of Manhattan, 14 million square feet of downtown –- was turned into rubble. And it was a massacre. Video that is seldom played today showed human beings jumping a thousand feet to their deaths rather than be burned alive. Virtually everyone in New York knew someone who had perished. Many thousands of people lost spouses, brothers, sisters, dear friends and colleagues. Children lost parents. Parents lost children.

Literally tons of debris filled the atmosphere. The air was thick with toxic substances that ravaged the lungs of those who managed to live through the day. For first responders, it was like a war zone.

Every year on September 11, except for a modified pre-recorded version last year because of COVID, a ceremony has been held at the memorial in which all the names of those lost were read aloud by family members to a wide audience that included the families, police, firefighters, other first responders and emergency workers. Then, throughout that night, the twin beams of the “Tribute In Light” blazed straight up into the sky, as a statement of power and resilience against our evil terrorist enemies.

So what about this year? Regarding the reading of the names, there’s been so much back-and-forth about it that it's hard to know what they’ve finally decided to do. On August 15, it was announced that the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation would hold an “alternative” ceremony, just south of the memorial, for the names because the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, citing covid again, wouldn’t be having one this year. (It's not clear to us whether they've changed their mind and are doing it after all or if Tunnel 2 Towers is still the sponsor.) Masks will be required, and the podium will be sanitized after every speaker.

Apparently, only 9/11 family members are invited this year, as officials want to discourage large crowds. It's a shame to see this moving ceremony diminished in any way --- especially for covid, since this event takes place outdoors, everyone will be masked, and most will likely be vaccinated. If another concern is budget, that really shouldn’t be an issue, either. They might need extra security for the larger crowd, but I’ll bet a lot of New York’s Finest would proudly volunteer for that job.

Believe it or not, for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the museum had decided not to have the “Tribute In Light.” They said they didn’t have the funds for it. They said that last year, too, but Gov. Cuomo contributed enough state resources to make it happen. Fortunately, the “Tribute In Light” is back on this year, too.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/15/9-11-tribute-twin-light-display-back-new-york/5592530002/

You can see how confusing this got when you add in this report from RedState.com, which says a group called the Sergeants Benevolent Association has stepped up to provide the beams of light. We're not sure now if the museum (with or without state funds) is doing it or the SBA is, but at least SOMEBODY is. Those lights had better be blazing. They need to be seen from space, till dawn breaks on September 12.

https://redstate.com/beccalower/2020/08/16/nyc-tribute-in-light-live-name-reading-to-honor-911-victims-back-on-after-public-outcry-n251381

Fortunately, New York Public Radio is doing quite a bit of special programming, which started September 1.

https://nypublicradio.org/2021/09/01/wnyc-wqxr-mark-the-20th-anniversary-of-9-11/

Here’s a list of the in-person events planned for that day.

https://911groundzero.com/blog/commemorating-the-20th-anniversary-of-9-11-nyc-events-and-legacies/

For a time, it looked as though this year’s memorial would be scaled way down, and that would not have been acceptable. As Steve Cuozzo wrote in the NEW YORK POST on August 14 –- the day before it was announced the “Tribute In Light” would light up after all –- “Today, many younger and newly arrived New Yorkers have little idea what 9/11 meant. To treat the 20th anniversary as business as usual threatens to consign the memory to just another unpleasant hiccup of history such as the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles or the 1965 power blackout.” Perhaps his commentary is what convinced officials to light up the night sky after all.

Yes, the museum has a budget crunch, he said, but “the catastrophe’s 20th anniversary should not be allowed to become a shadow of its past commemorations.”

https://nypost.com/2021/08/14/9-11-museums-decision-to-scrap-a-20th-anniversary-memorial-is-a-disgrace/

What a disgrace it would be to play down 9/11 on the 20th anniversary of that carnage. It also occurs to me that such a disgrace would compound the epic national disgrace going on right now: our botched exit from Afghanistan and the abandoning of U.S. citizens, Afghan friends and cutting-edge military equipment to the terrorists who have overrun the place and made it once again a haven for themselves. How ironic it would be for us now to diminish the 9/11 ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in history. Look at us now, with our own President putting himself in the position of having to negotiate with the Taliban. Sadly, this time, as we memorialize our lost and honor our brave, the terrorists will be celebrating just as they did 20 years ago. Except now when they wave their guns in the air, they'll have much better guns. Thank you, Mr. President.

……………………...

Michael Arad, the young architect (an Israeli citizen born in London who has since obtained dual citizenship here) whose design was chosen for the 9/11 memorial, was living in Manhattan at the time of the attack and said 9/11 had made him a New Yorker. He said he “would never forget how people poured into Union Square, Times Square, Washington Square, needing to be together, to stand side by side with strangers, bearing individual pain but sharing collective grief.”

“If the terrorists thought they’d sow fear and division,” he said, “they did not succeed.”

If you’ve never been to the memorial, stood at the edge of the waterfalls and looked at some of the names of all 2,983 who lost their lives that day, I urge you do make the trip and do it. (One of my writers said the moment during this experience that hit her the hardest was seeing a square simply carved with the words “Unborn Baby.”)

For when you have time, here’s a detailed article about Arad and the meaning behind the memorial he designed.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/09/02/9-11-memorial-new-york-10-year-anniversary-michael-arad/5682267001/


Update on the Kabul airport suicide bomber

By Mike Huckabee

Roger Pardo-Maurer, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, told Univision that a Predator drone operator knew the identity of the Kabul airport bomber who killed 13 of our troops and many more Afghan civilians and was ready to strike him and prevent the bombing, but was ordered to stand down.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ex-dod-official-us-drone-locked-kabul-bomber-denied-permission-take-shot/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

The alleged reason was that it might complicate negotiations with the Taliban. So in order to mollify the terrorists we were handing Afghanistan over to, we let a terrorist go on his way to kill 13 of our troops and many more Afghan civilians.

Now, before all the social media fact-checkers start typing “Actually…”, I’ll point out that Maurer didn’t name his source for this story, and not surprisingly, it’s not officially verified (i.e., admitted to.) But forgive me if I find it easy to believe, considering Joe Biden’s unbroken 40-year record of being wrong on every foreign policy decision, including being the only official in the room to advise Obama not to order the strike that took out Osama bin Laden.


Ida death toll rises

By Mike Huckabee

The death toll from Hurricane Ida is up to 50 so far, and even though the worst weather has passed, officials in the Northeast are warning that more flooding could be ahead due to rivers rising from all the runoff. Up to a million people are still without power in Louisiana, and some could be waiting weeks for it to come back on.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/idas-aftermath-swollen-rivers-threaten-new-flooding-in-parts-of-northeast-as-storms-kill-dozens

Ida is now ranked as the fifth-strongest recorded storm ever to hit the US mainland, and it left behind a path of massive destruction that crosses half the nation. If you are in a position to help the victims, any donations to Samaritan’s Purse are greatly appreciated and will go a long way. They are already moving in with aid to the hardest-hit areas.

http://www.samaritanspurse.org


America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Petrified Forest National Park, visit its website here.


Zero time

By Mike Huckabee

The Media Research Center reports that CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC News devoted zero time to the revelation that President Biden pressured Afghanistan’s President on a phone call to help change the perception that the Taliban might take over, whether it's true or not. As noted here before, if an innocuous phone call from Trump to Ukraine’s President was grounds for impeachment, then this is, to use a phrase Biden should appreciate, impeachment grounds on steroids. Yet the media are doing their best to hide it and protect Biden.

Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki is obviously counting on them to memory-hole Biden’s Afghanistan catastrophe and start acting like palace guards again. You can see here how she tried to spin it away and said she wouldn’t go into the details of a “private conservation.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/2-year-old-psaki-tweet-comes-back-haunt-bombshell-leaked-biden-call/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Unfortunately for her, the Internet is forever, and conservative commentator Jack Posobiec unearthed an old tweet from Psaki about Trump’s Ukraine phone call:

“It is not just the call transcript. The whistleblower complaint would likely have more details. And we need both. And not just the call.”

Sounds as if she thought that Presidential phone call was public business, and if the President did anything illegal on it, it should be exposed and the President held to account. Gee, I wonder what changed her attitude?...

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  • Kathleen Riley

    09/03/2021 02:43 PM

    Governor:. Half the country is talking about impeachment. Are we waiting for the November mids? Biden is not the only one who should be impeached. How do we impeach him and not Kamala, Pelosi, others? We've got to take back our country!! Blessings to you and your family.

  • Guy Hicklin

    09/03/2021 02:12 PM

    Explain how it is that Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a class 4 hurricane (something like the 5th strongest on record) resulting in 9 deaths and some 1500+ miles later as a "tropical storm" hit New Jersey and New York and "caused" 65 deaths? Our politicians are even "gaming" the "national emergency" program for their own benefit.

  • Floyd A Unger

    09/03/2021 02:02 PM

    Thank you

  • Stephen K Lentz

    09/03/2021 01:46 PM

    "Other than the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan that took us into World War II 80 years ago, there’s been nothing remotely comparable to it in our history."

    Your news media buddies and the jackasses like the wicked witch of mexifornication said January 6, 2021 was worse than Pearl Harbor AND 911!!

  • Sue Angelyn Everhart

    09/03/2021 12:48 PM

    Mr Huckabee,
    I am so upset and concerned about the America I grew up in and now retired which really puts a dark cloud over our freedom. The democrats are worse than loose stools their ill-fated thinking is spreading even through our grandchildren. My grand-daughter is 14 and is a student in a Montessori school (ever since she was small).
    Every now and then we hear remnants of thoughts on abortion, and how "bad " our government has always been. I remind her that the teachers need to keep their opinions to themselves and do their jobs "educate", I know good and well 12,13, and 14 yr olds are not discussing politics. I also try and turn comments around, on "crack art work" from bidens boy. (i do not capitalize anything on someone that does not deserve respect.)" How about If he wants to change his history donate the monies he makes to our soldiers, homeless etc. I am listening to Fox "outnumbered" yammering about climate change! the one an only person that has power over everything is not a democrat is GOD. Fires, diease, floods are in the bible and suppposedly intelligent educated people appear "brain dead." As far as "impeachent" the down side would put the female Al Sharpton in office the whole "litter" needs to go. proven cheating on voting to me should reinstate Donald Trump ( he is no where Jesus) but our economy was growing, we were safe, our military was helped, what little bit i have in retirement funds were growing. I am very thankful for you and your family( I love Sarah) & Donald Trump and my family. Thank you for all you do!

  • James Evart

    09/03/2021 12:37 PM

    Is it only me, or is the malevolent Democrat (LEFT) double standard for speech and action becoming somewhat worn and more unusually disgusting?

  • Christine Pfeiffer

    09/03/2021 12:36 PM

    Regarding your 9/11 commentary: If there truly are "budget woes" I'm more than certain the American people would happily foot the bill for the lights and the ceremony. They can take it out of the 3.5 trillion dollars they want to use for "infrastructure".

  • Vernon Thompson

    09/03/2021 12:32 PM

    Should be considered in every State! No more Audit excuses!
    An election is being audited – the reaction to this is key
    Exclusive: Craige McMillan notes an honest person would want to make sure a contest was fair
    By Craige McMillan Published May 14, 2021
    Most publicly traded companies in America have their books audited every year. I'm sure there are lots of reasons they do this. Chief among the reasons, however, is trust. Investors want to have a clear view of what the company did with the money they gave it to invest. The whole idea is that if the company's new product line does well, the company will share the results of their good work with the investors who financed those efforts.
    Major nonprofits also audit their efforts annually. They understand that people who care enough about a cause to give their money are their biggest asset. They want to keep those donating assets happy. The best way to keep donors happy is by spending their money well – and for the cause.
    What I'm saying is, even if there isn't a law requiring audits, where trust and money are involved, investors and donors want to know that the numbers in the income and expense columns line up and have the decimal in the proper place. It's just good business.
    Audits keep everyone honest, sometimes by finding and fixing mistakes, and sometimes by finding and fixing intentional dishonesty by employees or officers. The basic question auditors are answering is this: Is this organization doing what they say they are doing, and are the results being accurately depicted?
    Audits are not a be-all and end-all, they're an ought-to-be-there. They're not perfect, nor do they uncover all bad actors. One of the first cases of computer fraud occurred at IBM, when the payroll programmer was directed that the calculation rounding error was to be in the company's favor, but decided that it should be in his favor, instead. And so it was, for many years, until he took a vacation during a busy time, the program quit, and it had to be fixed by someone else.
    Most big organizations wouldn't let that same error happen again. They would put controls in place to prevent it. I remember the specific wording in the financial realm very well: "I want you to fix this so it doesn't ever happen again!"
    Elections in America are a BFD. That's a Big Fiduciary Duty. Many of us expect the party in power, which runs the election process, to accurately count the ballots, even if the end result means that they will lose power. That's a lot to ask of anyone, but especially of someone who thinks the world will end if their party loses power in the election.
    Of course, the "world ending" event they are thinking about is their own personal world. It has nothing to do with the greater life of the city, county, state or feral (federal) government's demise. The world they are worried about is the world surrounding the office they are holding – and they about to lose control over. Gone are the power, prestige and payoff opportunities. Why would anybody want the office otherwise? Or so they think, which reveals who they really are – and why the rest of us are where we are.
    Now, given that political officeholders in horribly run cities, counties, states and federal jurisdictions are almost always of the Democratic persuasion, can you imagine why an audit of a major general election in such a venue has never before happened? I mean, there are "rights" in the constitution, state and federal, which we maybe will grant you our subjects, sometimes, perhaps if we feel like it. But there is also the right to power over you, our subjects, which we will never ever grant to anyone else, and we really don't care if they won the election or not. Close enough description?
    It would be much easier to think well of Democratic Party officeholders in these areas if they grumbled about the time and cost, but ultimately sat down at the table to work out the details of the audit and agreed to open all the books. Those books are, after all, the People's books. This is especially true when the audit is being conducted at the order of the state senate, which has behind it the Will of the People and is ultimately responsible for having the state conduct a free and fair election.
    Now, if you are in big media, isn't this a great story to cover? A first-ever audit of an election in a major election contest? (Presently in Maricopa County, Arizona.) I wonder why big media's interest shows up most strongly in non-interest, followed by derision of the idea of auditing an election at all?
    If you're a politician and believe you were elected by a massive number of votes from legal voters, why would you not support an audit of the election process? Wouldn't your power be even greater after the audit verified your victory?
    If you are a company providing election services to voters, wouldn't you welcome an opportunity to demonstrate just how fail-safe your election machines actually are?
    If you're a corporate honcho, who the bleeping-bleep do you think you are, denigrating audits when you, yourself are subject to the very same process, annually? You know perfectly well that audits work.
    If you are a celebrity-retard (celebtard), what the bleep do you know about anything outside the realm of looking pretty for the camera and acting … in whatever script someone else wrote you? Just post some more pretty pictures and go away!
    If you're a Republican politician and your party is on the losing side of the election, what possible motivation could you have for opposing an audit of the results?
    If you are not a voter, or you're a voter who didn't vote this time around, why would you care what happened in the election? You didn't vote; obviously, it was all the same to you!
    As a matter of fact, I can't think of any honest person who would be opposed to a close "look-see" of what happened. And that right there is the key, isn't it?
    It's the honest-person clause. There's too much money in politics. There's too much power in holding political office. And there's too much criminality among those who have held political office, especially those who want to retain that office at all costs.
    Isn't it interesting that something that has been used routinely in the corporate and giving sectors for so long, and has worked so well, should bring so much exposure to so many things in the public sector that we would never have thought were there on such a scale? Given the reactions we see around us, maybe we already know the results of the audit.

  • ken moore

    09/03/2021 12:14 PM

    shock treatment in years past was an acceptable treatment for mental patients
    i recommend 440 volts and 300 amps for biden