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    August 23, 2022
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    THE EVENING EDITION

    BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

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    It is very American to question our elected officials and to demand accountability


    A shocking allegation

    A Twitter whistleblower has made a shocking allegation against the social media giant to Congress and several federal agencies. Twitter’s former head of security, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, says that Twitter has “major security problems that pose a threat to its own users’ personal information, to company shareholders, to national security, and to democracy.” He claims these security flaws make Twitter susceptible to hacking, manipulation and disinformation.

    https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/08/23/twitter-whistleblower-levies-shocking-charges-about-threats-to-user-info-national-security-n616349

    Nick Arama of Redstate.com reports that according to Zatko, “thousands of employees — almost half the workforce — have access to the platform’s central controls and the most sensitive information on users without adequate oversight. The report notes that one or more current employees may even be working for foreign intelligence.”

    In response to Elon Musk’s charge that Twitter wasn’t being honest about how many of its accounts are bots, Zatko accused Twitter’s bosses of misleading the board and federal regulators. He said they actually have no way of measuring how many bots there are.

    Twitter responded by claiming that Zatko was fired for “poor performance.” Maybe that means he failed to keep his mouth shut.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11137619/Twitter-extreme-deficiencies-risk-national-security-whistleblower-claims.html

    Judging from my experience, it’s hard to imagine any connections between Twitter’s employees and intelligence of any kind, particularly the "fact-checkers." But if you were looking for yet another reason to get off social media, here it is on a silver platter. Remember the cardinal rule of social media: if you don’t pay anything for the company’s product, then you are the company’s product.

     


    Paul Pelosi is found guilty

    Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi’s wealthy husband Paul Pelosi pleaded guilty to DUI and causing injury in a car crash back in May. He was sentenced to five days in jail, three years’ probation, restitution payments and a three-month drunk driving program.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/paul-pelosi-avoids-more-jail-time-he-pleads-guilty-one-count-california-dui-case

    But don’t get excited expecting to see a Pelosi in an orange jumpsuit anytime soon (unless Nancy buys a designer one.) The judge ruled that he already had credit for four days of jail time. I know what you're thinking: no, not from his marriage to Nancy Pelosi. That's just mean! The judge meant he had two days of jail time credit from actual time served (did he really spend 48 hours in the slammer?), two for conduct credits, and the remaining day to be covered by an eight-hour work program. 

    It would be easy to carp about politically-connected rich liberals getting away with anything these days, but to be fair, this is California, where even everyday armed robbers, carjackers and killers are released without bail before the ink is dry on their arrest warrants.


    Big audience shows up to say goodbye

    CNN drew some of its biggest ratings in a long time (nowhere near Fox News’ ratings, but big for CNN) on Sunday night when they aired the final episode of the recently-fired Brian Stelter’s laughably-misnamed show, “Reliable Sources.”

    https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2022/08/23/more-people-than-ever-gathered-to-watch-reliable-sources-burn-but-fox-news-still-beats-stelter-n616380

    It reminds me of what Red Skelton reportedly said about the huge crowd that unexpectedly showed up for widely-despised Columbia Studios boss Harry Cohn’s funeral: “It just goes to prove, give the people what they want and they’ll show up for it.”


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    • Nancy Martin

      08/28/2022 06:40 PM

      "Conduct credits"? Is this like buying carbon offset credits? Which go into the personal bank account of those like Al Gore? I wonder who owns this company. Fancy Nancy?

    • Robert E. Carter

      08/26/2022 12:45 AM

      Red Skelton was one of those rare talents who could raise hope by telling the truth in a way to keep them at least smiling, if not rolling in the aisles.

    • Robin Rebhan

      08/25/2022 08:05 AM

      RE: "It is very American to question our elected officials and to demand accountability". In regards to Liz Cheney in the article. My gut instinct is she will run as an independent and like a true RHINO she will try to take away enough votes from Donald Trump to enable a Democrat to be elected to the office of President.

    • Robert

      08/25/2022 12:21 AM

      Re your Accountability article: First Responders are being sacked, fined, persecuted and even ostracised by both sides. If they get the jab they are likely to suffer long term effects and probably get no compensation because of the government being complicit and in denial.

      If they don't get the jab they are sacked, stood down, penalised, or mentally abused. Worldwide hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated highly trained First Responders are without work and not saving lives, whilst the vaccinated are or will be suffering the consequences and subsequently be the patients.
      We, like many others are supportive of an 'International Crimes Commission' that is independent and empowered to investigate, arrest and try all involved in the many crimes pertaining the vaccine deaths and injuries, creation of bioweapons, false climate mandates, food adulteration and propaganda. Being a international forum recognition of immunities given by various governments would be reversed,

    • Chelsea Martin

      08/24/2022 10:08 AM

      "It is very American to question our elected officials and to demand accountability"

      Really? For my entire 30 years of life it's been about conformity, about shutting up and doing what you're told, and about cultivating a proper victim mentality. What's "America?" You may as well reference the "great society of equals" at the Round Table in Camelot. Who under the age of 40 believes in the fairytale of "America" anymore?

    • Jerry

      08/24/2022 09:12 AM

      As the media allows the beady eyed Biden stares at the American and takes more of its income you can’t afford to give and tells the American it’s ok people making under 400000 a year will not be affected or asked to pay for some others debts ah democrats you are going to be on the same hook as real Americans paying for deadbeats debt while your bottom line goes bankrupt

    • Stephen K Lentz

      08/24/2022 09:07 AM

      "We need some Republicans who will demand accountability for the actions of federal agents"

      THERE is the problem. All you rinos do is TALK TALK TALK to feed your HUGE narcissistic arrogant obnoxious egos but you never DO ANYTHING to back up the constant rhetoric that spews from you pie hole!!!!!!

    • stephen russell

      08/24/2022 08:43 AM

      Shocking allegation:
      Cant this apply to ALL Big Tech??

    • Jerry

      08/24/2022 08:34 AM

      Hold your breath America while waiting for a response to the deaths of biden’s new citizens crossing the river getting into America all it takes for the survivors is to get to nyc get a hand shake a grab and go lunch than start looking for place to live low wages are waiting for you if you decide to work or gang members have membership contracts for you welcome to the new America biden embraces you and your low work skills work hard for little money biden will subsidize your lifestyle with some food stamps and other low income welfare check with the mayors office in nyc he will help he is a very dumb person you can get a deal thru him sanctuary cities welcome lawlessness

    • Jerry

      08/24/2022 07:49 AM

      The Afghanistan withdrawal is more than an embarrassment for Americans the aftermath is more people are living in hostile conditions animals in the USA are treated far better than the people of Afghanistan after Biden footprints have been printed can anyone other than terrorists want to follow biden’s footsteps? I treat biden like I would treat nuclear waste biden is nothing more than waste nothing is built with biden all the resources biden touches turns to waste unusable biden is a disturbing catastrophe in every detail ,biden’s transportation czar must have a large amount of biden’s DNA in him as it is a disaster also

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    Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that he will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November. He is the longest-serving party leader in US history. He did not say if this has anything to do with the criticism he’s received from conservatives or with his recent health issues that caused him to freeze up in mid-sentence a time or two. But while he will no longer be the GOP leader, he intends to continue serving in the Senate at least through the end of his current term in January 2027.

    And here’s a surprise: Robert Kennedy Jr. suggested that McConnell be replaced by Sen. Rand Paul. RFK Jr. tweeted, “It’s time to promote leaders in Washington, DC, who won’t kowtow to the military contractors or push us deeper into foreign conflicts. We need representation who will prioritize American wellness over all else. I believe Rand Paul would be an incredible successor. He’s shown great judgment and has the grit to put hardworking Americans first.”

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    Justice?

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    Get Out

    Law Professor William A. Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog has been watching the politicized lawfare against Trump and conservative businesses and organizations in New York, and the unprofessional threats and ugly gloating by Attorney General Letitia James about how she’s going to destroy Trump. He analyzed the situation in light of assurances by Gov. Hochul that if your business isn’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear. And he arrived at this conclusion: 

    “Get out of New York, if you can.” And if you can’t leave now, “Develop an exit plan before you need it.

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    This is a link to live updates on the fires from the Weather Channel.

    - 12:48 PM, 2/28/2024

     

    No test?!?

    The White House announced Wednesday that President Biden is making an unannounced trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his yearly physical exam…which will NOT include a cognitive test. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed questions about a cognitive test, saying Biden proves his cognitive abilities "every day [in] how he operates and how he thinks."  I’m confused, is that an argument for or against a cognitive test?

    -10:16 AM, 2/28/2024


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    Talk about a delicious irony

    One of the strongest arguments for overturning the ruinously large fine on Trump in his New York real estate fraud case is the Eighth Amendment protection against excessive fines. The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in 2019 that that protection does apply to state courts. And one of the strongest arguments for Trump to cite came from liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said:

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    Public Service Announcement

    Public service announcement to anyone thinking of donating to Harvard or sending their kids there: The co-chair of Harvard’s anti-Semitism task force resigned Monday because she has no confidence that Harvard will implement any of the task force’s recommendations to stop Jew hatred on campus.

    Related: Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media has a news round-up illustrating how bedbug crazy these pro-Palestine dingbats are and how they “have more vocal cords than brains,” from calling Jerry Seinfeld a “genocide supporter” to literally setting themselves on fire.

     

     

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    Private School For Me, But Not For Thee

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    The Best People

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