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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- Latest updates on President Biden’s $2.5 trillion “infrastructure” bill
- I like this idea
- “But The Narrative!...”
- PayPal is pushing a leftist agenda
- "60 Minutes" hit piece continues blowing up in their faces
- The FAKE NEWS got it wrong about Sidney Powell
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Latest updates on President Biden’s $2.5 trillion “infrastructure” bill
By Mike Huckabee
Similar to the “COVID relief” bill, it’s estimated that only about 6% of the spending actually goes to things that are traditionally considered infrastructure, such as repairing roads, highways and bridges. What does the rest go to? If you guessed “Inflating government power and filling a giant sinkhole with tax money,” you wouldn’t be far off.
Monday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the Senate Parliamentarian had inexplicably (that’s my word) ruled that the $2.5 trillion “infrastructure” bill can be treated as a budget reconciliation measure that only requires 51 votes, meaning it can’t be stopped by a Republican filibuster.
But it’s not a done deal yet. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the moderate swing vote, says there are six or seven other Democrats who aren’t completely on board, and he warned that he won’t support the big corporate tax increases in it that will make American businesses less competitive (I will helpfully add that they will also kill jobs, send American manufacturers back overseas, and raise consumer prices. But don't worry: it will also create government job training to help you land new "green" jobs, which I'm sure will work out as well as it always has before.)
Unfortunately, Manchin signaled that he’s open to other tax increases to pay for it. He also said just a month ago that he wanted a bipartisan bill with Republican input, and now he’s talking about finding ways to vote for a massive leftwing Trojan Horse bill to pass without a single Republican vote.
This is what happens when you depend on a swinging door to hold back a flood.
I like this idea
By Mike Huckabee
While this move to strip Major League Baseball of its antitrust protections likely won’t go anywhere due to the current Congressional makeup and White House occupant, I still like the idea that it’s being tossed out there as part of the public conversation.
Anything that gives the suits running MLB some reason to worry that they might be pushing politics too far and should just get back to playing baseball is fine with me.
“But The Narrative!...”
By Mike Huckabee
A new Rasmussen survey finds that 40% of black likely voters believe that race relations have gotten worse since Biden took office. Thirty-four percent say they’re about the same, and only 22% think they’ve gotten better. Personally, I’m stunned that anyone thinks they’ve gotten better, since we now have people in charge of the government, the media and social media who think they derive their power from creating racial division, suspicion and hatred.
PayPal is pushing a leftist agenda
By Mike Huckabee
This is hardly the first time that PayPal has been accused of abusing its corporate power to push a leftist political agenda, but naturally, it had to wade into the false accusations about the Georgia election laws.
This story has a good summary of what’s actually in the Georgia laws, along with an explanation of why the claims that the law is racist are actually incredibly racist themselves. But you should also read it just to see PayPal’s reaction when someone asked if they could open a PayPal account without showing ID, the way PayPal apparently thinks you should be able to vote without showing ID. What racists they must be at PayPal!
"60 Minutes" hit piece continues blowing up in their faces
By Mike Huckabee
“60 Minutes’” attempt at a hit piece on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was so incompetently crafted, it continues blowing up in their faces like one of Wile E. Coyote’s bombs from the Acme Corporation. The allegation of DeSantis playing favorites with the COVID vaccine was so bogus that even Florida Democrats are defending DeSantis, calling the story “intentionally false” and saying CBS should be ashamed. He might actually come out of this stronger politically.
If you’re wondering why a once-respected icon of journalism like “60 Minutes” would flush its reputation down the toilet just to air an easily-debunked hit piece on a rising Republican, then you’ve obviously mistaken them for actual news reporters, which is something they and their colleagues haven’t been for a long time now. While it was a gradual process of devolving from personally-biased-but-professional to what they are now, we all need to acknowledge what they really are now.
As Mollie Hemingway at the Federalist explains, the accurate term is not “reporters” or “journalists,” and certainly not “mainstream media” (there’s nothing mainstream about them anymore), but “Democratic activists in the propaganda field.”
At the link, she offers plenty of examples to back this up, along with some good advice for how Republican politicians, party officials and even everyday Americans should deal with them, once they open their eyes and honestly recognize what they’re dealing with if they agree to talk to them.
The FAKE NEWS got it wrong about Sidney Powell
By Mike Huckabee
The last we heard about Sidney Powell, conservatives were scratching their heads about a story concerning her defense in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against her.
According to news reports, Powell’s attorneys were embarking on a surprising defense: that what she’d said about Dominion Voting Systems was so outrageous, so downright crazy, that “no reasonable person” would believe it. And if people don’t believe what she’s been saying, then how can Dominion be damaged in any significant way? (Good question; I can almost hear the gavel pounding and the judge saying, “Case dismissed!”)
But when Trump supporters who distrusted the outcome in states with electronic voting systems, particularly Dominion’s, heard about this defense strategy, many had a hard time with it. Pundits accused Powell of shooting holes through her own theory of election cheating in order to avoid Dominion’s retaliation. I didn’t think she was doing that at all, and said as much. Considering that Dominion itself had called her claims "outrageous," etc., she appeared to be turning that around on them. Little did we know the media had gotten the story wrong.
Powell is back, in an interview on Rumble with Dinesh D’Souza. Please keep in mind that most media platforms will not allow any examination of the 2020 election, let alone an interview with Sidney Powell that specifically discusses Dominion Voting Systems, so the difficulty in finding her has nothing to do with her believability, only with the realities of censorship and “cancel culture” in 2021.
In Part 1, D'Souza introduces Powell as the attorney for Michael Flynn; recall that she completely upended the non-defense that Flynn had been receiving and helped him change his plea from guilty to not guilty, and hijinks ensued. We all stood up and cheered that Flynn, after being so abused by the FBI and Obama White House, was finally getting the mother-bear defense he deserved.
Recall that even when the Justice Department finally withdrew the case against him, Judge Emmet Sullivan wouldn’t let it go and weirdly continued to act as prosecutor. It took a pardon from President Trump to stick a fork in this overbaked case. My point: Sidney Powell is one powerhouse attorney. As D’Souza points out, she’s been the lead attorney in over 500 federal appeals, 350 of these as assistant U.S. attorney, in addition to her many other credentials. She’s well known for her book LICENSE TO LIE.
She does not back down, and she is no crackpot. So when my team and I accepted the odd story about her defense, it was because we assumed there must be a method to her madness.
D'Souza begins the interview by saying, “We’re gonna talk about all the stuff we’re ‘not supposed to talk about’” because “the digital moguls have decided that we can’t.” And then they do.
He repeats the argument on the left, notably from CNN’s Jake Tapper, that Powell’s defense against Dominion is “a big win for his [Tapper’s] side” because it means that what she’d been saying about Dominion was opinion, not fact. He asks her flat-out if she’s backtracking from what she’d said in the beginning about Dominion.
And she says that NO, SHE ISN’T. She is taking back nothing in her original claims.
She says that news reports referring to her DC Circuit case have misquoted a statement from the decision or have taken it out of context. In other words --- who would believe it? --- reporters got it wrong. “It’s not what I said at all,” she tells D’Souza. “No, I firmly believe everything I said was true. It was based on thousands of pages of affidavits, expert reports, mathematical analysis that cannot be challenged, statistical work that cannot be challenged. I mean, the data does not lie.”
Let me make it clear, I’m simply passing along what Sidney Powell is saying about her personal belief that there was widespread fraud. It is a fact that she believes this, and what I say here is a correction to a previous widely-reported story that falsely suggested she doesn’t. I do not have hard evidence that widespread fraud changed the outcome of the election, but Sydney Powell claims it’s there, and I’m quoting her.
She accuses NBC of reporting “a bald-faced lie” when they said she doesn’t believe what she had said about Dominion. “It’s a complete mischaracterization of what we said in our pleading and what I believe and know to be the truth. I’m not backin’ up one inch.”
"Everything I said about Dominion, I had a factual basis for,” she continues. “Any reasonable person looking at the evidence I’ve seen would have to come to the same conclusion.”
The interview is divided into four parts. Here’s Part 2, which includes her claims about voting machines “weighing” votes differently –- she said this should have resulted in a federal criminal investigation –- and also what she called orchestrated foreign interference.
In Part 3, they discuss why evidence of fraud hasn’t been examined. She says she’s “beyond disappointed in the Department of Justice” and that President Trump had “a failure of nerve.”
Finally, in Part 4, they discuss the heartbreak of what’s actually happening in America. “The GOP is part of the swamp,” she says at one point. “Neither the campaign nor the RNC were interested in challenging the results of the election. Everyone just wanted to pack it up and go home. It was the most horrible situation I’ve ever personally witnessed...in any sort of pursuit of truth or justice.”
Powell encourages people to go to her website.
We did, and can save you some searching because we found this update, called “Sidney Powell Responds to the Fake News.”
It lays out in more detail what she was telling D’Souza in their interview. The Dominion case, she says, has no merit because it’s going after her for her LEGAL OPINION, an opinion that she claims is based on evidence that she presented to four different courts. As such, her statements are “not subject to to challenge under defamation law.”
And she says she did NOT say that ‘no reasonable person’ would believe her claims.
The page also includes a statement from her attorney, Howard Kleinhendler, which accuses the media of “cutting and pasting” portions of their motion to dismiss the Dominion complaint. He concludes: “In short, the legal standard of a technical legal defense crafted by the court has been improperly manipulated by the media to tell a false narrative. Ms. Powell is not backing down or retracting her previous statements concerning Dominion. Dominion’s case lacks legal merit and should be dismissed in its entirety.”
"ANY suggestion,” her attorney says, “that ‘no reasonable person’ would believe Ms. Powell or her comments on the election is false.”
News outlets are staying faaaaar away from Sidney Powell's claims, so you won’t see her cropping up on most shows. (Fortunately, Rumble is one of those brave platforms that support free speech and won’t “cancel” a story about election fraud.) Perhaps the best way to stay updated on her litigation is to check periodically here.
And, of course, we’ll be on it.
A Reader Writes Back...
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