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    July 29, 2021

    Good evening!

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

    • Bible Verse of the Day - John 13:35
    • Spending Update
    • Priorities
    • More Of A Hoax By The Day
    • Biden Wants Tax Changes
    • The PAINTER Act
    • Inspiring Moments From The Olympics


    Mike Huckabee


    “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

    John 13:35 

    Spending Update

    By Mike Huckabee

    Sen. Kirsten Sinema continues to rain on her fellow Democrats’ parade by making it clear once again that she would not vote for a massive $3.5 trillion “infrastructure” bill as a reconciliation bill that requires only 51 votes.

    However, the Democrats do have support from 17 Republicans who voted to advance a revived compromise infrastructure bill. It’s a bit unclear what that bill will be. One story says it’s $550 billion targeted to actual infrastructure while others say it’s $1.2 trillion. And this one says that there is no actual bill yet, so those Republicans voted to advance debate on something that doesn’t exist.

    You can tell from the headline what the writer at Redstate thinks of it, but read the full article to see why.


    By Mike Huckabee

    At long last, Twitter has suspended the account of the Nation of Islam. Not because of its years of virulent anti-Semitic tweets, but because of posts criticizing COVID vaccines.

    More Of A Hoax By The Day

    By Mike Huckabee

    A couple of days ago, I wrote about a story involving a Dallas leftist group calling on white parents in the wealthy Highland Park neighborhood not to send their kids to Ivy League schools to make room for minorities. I started off by saying that it sounded like a hoax or a prank, and I would only comment on it because it was being covered by so many media outlets that seemed to confirm it. Now, it appears that our suspicions were correct, and it is looking more like a hoax.

    We treated the story as laughable and only commented on it for what it said about modern times, whether it was legit or not. But just for the record, it’s looking shaky. Yet it was covered seriously by dozens of media outlets. That also says something about modern times that I don’t think I even need to go into.

    Incidentally, please note that when a story even starts to appear to be false, (and us, of course) immediately point that out. We don't keep repeating it for years, like the Charlottesville "very fine people" hoax.

    Biden Wants Tax Changes

    By Mike Huckabee

    President Biden wants to raise the capital gains tax rate, a tax on business investment, from the current 15-20% to 39.6%. Because, as leftist academics assure us, tax rates don’t make people change their behavior. Except that they do, particularly if those rates affect people with enough brains and money to have capital gains income.

    Raising this tax is backed by several Senate Democrats and socialist Bernie Sanders, who have proposed a typically misleadingly named bill called the STEP Act (Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion) that is anything but sensible.

    You can read the details at the link, but the most important thing to know is that a new study by Regional Economic Models Inc. estimates that if passed, the STEP Act would cost between 500,000 and 1 million jobs over the next ten years and represent a loss of income of $1 trillion nationwide, or between $8000 and $10,000 per American household.

    If defunding police, opening the borders, releasing criminals, bringing back lockdowns and passing this bill are their idea of being sensible, then I can see why they think free speech, fiscal restraint and personal responsibility are crazy.

    The PAINTER Act

    By Mike Huckabee

    Alarmed by Hunter Biden’s amazingly lucrative “art” career, Florida Republican Rep. Michael Waltz has introduced a bill designed to force the Biden family to tell the truth. It’s called the “Preventing Anonymous Income by Necessitating Transparency of Executive Relatives Act,” or PAINTER Act.

    Waltz said, “The public deserves to know who is buying Hunter Biden’s paintings and why.” I guess he doesn’t believe someone would shell out half a million dollars because the painting goes with his sofa. Oh, and the frame is really nice.

    I wish him luck, even though passing a law to make Hunter Biden tell the truth about his business dealings seems about as likely to work as passing a law to make cows speak Chinese. It’s just not in his nature. I do salute him, however, for coming up with the name of that bill, which reflects more creativity than I’ve seen in any of Hunter’s paintings.

    Inspiring Moments From The Olympics

    By Mike Huckabee

    Leftist politics destroy everything they touch, but fortunately, they haven’t entirely ruined the 2020 Olympics. Here are some moving and inspiring moments from Wednesday:

    Proving that the US Women’s gymnastics team isn’t dependent on one big name, American Suni Lee delivered a fantastic performance to take the gold in the individual all-around gymnastics competition.

    American swimmer Caeleb Dressel won the gold and set a new Olympic record in the 100-meter freestyle. During the medal presentation, he stood with his hand over his heart and tears in his eyes as the National Anthem played. Why, it’s almost as if he’s proud to be an American. Imagine that!

    And here’s a story that won’t get much play in the liberal media: Saeid Mollaei won the silver in the men’s 81kg judo event representing Mongolia, but he’s not Mongolian. The 2018 world judo champion defected from Iran after blowing the whistle on Iranian officials who ordered him to throw a match to avoid having to wrestle Israeli Sagi Muki. Israel let him train there for the Tokyo Games, and he even became friends with his rival Muki.

    In accepting the silver, Mollaei said, "Thank you to Israel for all the good energy – this medal is dedicated to you as well, and I hope Israel is happy with this victory today." And he said it in Hebrew.

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    • David Clark

      07/29/2021 06:56 PM

      Actually, Hunter Biden's paintings are pretty good. Not innovative, but interesting all the same. I just wish he'd stick to art and forget trying to masquerade as a businessman.

    News Feed

    McConnell will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November

    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.”

    -12:49 PM, 2/29/2024


    - 8:38 AM, 2/29/2024

    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.

    6:02 AM, 2/29/24


    Pray for the Panhandle

    Please join me in prayers today for those in the path of the huge wildfires in the Texas Panhandle and neighboring Oklahoma. There are five wildfires that are causing school closures and evacuations, including the evacuation of a nuclear power plant. The largest of them, the Smokehouse Creek Fire, covers 800 square miles and is now the second-largest wildfire in state history.

    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


    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:

    “The prohibition embodied in the Excessive Fines Clause carries forward protections found in sources from Magna Carta to the English Bill of Rights to state constitutions from the colonial era to the present day. Protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history for good reason: Such fines undermine other liberties. They can be used, e.g., to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies.”

    I might not have agreed with many of her rulings, but judging from this, there’s no doubt she was psychic.

    - 9:51 AM, 2/28/2024

    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.




    Private School For Me, But Not For Thee

    Two Democrat Governors, Roy Cooper (North Carolina) and Andy Beshear (Kentucky), co-wrote an op-ed for USA Today condemning Republican attempts to give low-income parents vouchers to send their kids to the schools of their choice. They painted this as a racist conspiracy to loot the budgets of our precious public school system and set our schools back for a generation (as if the COVID lockdowns and the focus on woke politics and LGBTQ activism hadn't already set public school students back a generation.) 

    One problem: Both Democrat Governors send their own kids to elite private schools. But that’s okay because, hey, they can afford it.


    The Best People

    President Trump was roundly condemned as a racist and a xenophobe for saying of illegal immigration that other countries were not sending us their best people. So just to clarify, here’s an example of one of those best people that Joe Biden let in.