Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Galatians 3:26-27
- Homeland Security perceives us as potential threats
- The Clueless News Network
- A Deck Full Of Jokers
- All Of This Might Be Part Of The Biden Plan
- Nearly 70% Disapprove
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Homeland Security perceives us as potential threats
By Mike Huckabee
As the Taliban zeroed in on Kabul, Afghanistan, in one of the most distressing examples of American military failure in our lifetimes, it was interesting to find out what the Department of Homeland Security is really concerned about.
It appears they’re worried about you and me.
On Saturday, conservative writer/news editor Jack Posobiec tweeted a screen shot of an NBC graphic that showed the DHS’s list of “Potential Terror Threats” in a “national terrorism alert” in advance of “the 9/11 20th anniversary.” Funny, this list of terror threats didn’t mention the Taliban or any other militant Islamists. Here’s what it listed as tip-offs that someone might pose a terrorist threat:
1. OPPOSITION TO COVID MEASURES
2. CLAIMS OF ELECTION FRAUD, BELIEF TRUMP CAN BE REINSTATED
3. 9/11 ANNIVERSARY AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
The DHS is warning of the danger posed by “grievance-based groups.” As reported in BREITBART NEWS, an ABC news bulletin said that DHS’s National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin, issued on Friday, warned of threats from common domestic terrorists --- individuals engaged in grievance-based violence, “including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.”
Wait a minute. “PERCEIVED” government restrictions? There have been some very real restrictions on personal behavior, but you’d better not chafe at them, even just a little bit. or the government might "perceive" you as a threat.
Let’s take a look at just the first two of these bullet points. (NOTE: I'm prefacing the following analysis with a strong sarcasm alert.) First, “opposition to covid measures.” I assume this would include any such measures that the government chooses to impose or even talks about imposing, including lockdowns, restrictions on the size of gatherings, “vaccine passports,” and face masks. In Philadelphia, starting September 1, the city government will be requiring unvaccinated employees to wear TWO masks, a cloth one OVER a surgical one. I am not kidding. (I guess they should just be glad they aren’t getting fired; must be a contractual thing or you could safely bet they would be.) And new employees will have to show proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. I assume that policy applies whether or not they’ve already had covid.
Here’s the report in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER. The city also announced that all Philadelphia health care workers and all university students, staff and faculty must be vaccinated by October 15.
If you have a problem with such requirements, you just might be a POTENTIAL TERROR THREAT.
On Friday, flag-waving protesters showed up at the Washington State Capitol building for a protest against Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee’s forced vaccine mandate for local healthcare systems. Similar protests occurred in Kentucky and Tennessee, over both vaccine and mask mandates. “We want to have our own right and have our own decision...to wear a mask or not,” said one woman in Tennessee.
Well, I just don’t know about this lady --- she sounds pretty dangerous to me. And they were waving American flags, like those "insurrectionists" at the DC Capitol Building, so they must be hotheads. It’s a good thing Homeland Security is monitoring people like this woman who dare to question official mandates instead of just quietly falling into line.
And if you agree with her, you just might be a POTENTIAL TERROR THREAT.
Let’s move on to the second indication of potential threat: “claims of election fraud, belief Trump can be reinstated.” The HHS sees danger signs in “conspiracy theories on perceived election fraud.” (There’s that pesky word “PERCEIVED” again.)
Well, apparently “the MyPillow Guy,” Mike Lindell, is on HHS’s terror watch list. Don’t you feel safer knowing the Department of Homeland Security is keeping their eye on him, and people like him? I wonder if he gets subjected to enhanced security measures at the airport or perhaps is on the no-fly list. Come to think of it, he has his own plane. That might be the only way he can get around.
Recall that we were one of the few news/opinion sites that gave Lindell the time of day; we covered all three days of his conference as objectively as possible and kept an open mind about the evidence he presented. And there IS a lot of evidence suggestive of fraud. Though we never for one minute thought that Trump could be reinstalled as President –- the Constitution doesn’t provide for that –- we know there was fraud. Heck, there probably has been some amount of fraud in every big election since the Flintstones voted on stone tablets. This time, though, with all the mail-in balloting and rule changes (let alone any problems with the electronic voting), there was a lot. Did it change the outcome? We can’t say for sure, but as observant and thinking human beings we do have our doubts about how it turned out.
Uh-oh...we just might be a POTENTIAL TERROR THREAT!
As startling as it was to see this graphic, the Homeland Security's focus on those of its own citizens who dislike unproven and punishing covid restrictions and have doubts about the 2020 election is not new. In a DHS advisory about Domestic Violent Extremists (DVE’s) posted in January –- on the heels of the January 6 debacle at the Capitol Building –- they singled out “anger over COVID-19 restrictions” and “the 2020 election results” as motivating issues.
Ned Ryun, founder and CEO of American Majority, called this new DHS bulletin “a read-between-the-lines threat” on Tucker Carlson’s Monday show. He saw it as “targeting Americans for ‘wrongthink.’” He observed that “the elite deeply resent us questioning their narrative.” He personally has questions about the obstacles being placed in the way of election audits, for example, and also about the real covid mortality rates for younger people who don’t have a serious co-morbidity. Should he be considered a potential threat just for asking the questions? When you’re trying to make half the country be defined as domestic terrorists, he said, it “does not end well." They would understand this, "if they would actually study history, instead of gender studies...”
Uh-oh; he’s probably on the watch list, too. Rest assured that even at a time when Biden’s total debacle of a Presidency makes us weaker and more vulnerable to terrorist attacks --- REAL terrorist attacks --- the Department of Homeland Security is keeping us safe from the MyPillow Guy and plain-spoken conservatives like Ned Ryun. And you, and me. And about half the country, for one thing or another.
The Clueless News Network
By Mike Huckabee
I didn’t think it was possible for CNN to top the moment when one of its reporters stood in front of a riot-torn cityscape that was literally on fire and claimed the protests behind him were “mostly peaceful.” But the Clueless News Network actually managed the impossible when their chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward reported from Kabul that the Taliban were “just chanting ‘Death to America,’ but they seem friendly at the same time. It’s utterly bizarre.”
Bizarre is a good word for it. Also worth noting: the Taliban told Ward to stand to the side because she’s a woman, and she had suddenly changed her wardrobe from just a few days before and was now wearing a hijab. Missouri GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler tweeted before-and-after photos of Ward, “showcasing just how crushing Joe Biden’s incompetence will be for the future of Afghan women.”
A Deck Full Of Jokers
By Mike Huckabee
So many people are calling on President Biden to resign or be impeached over the Afghanistan debacle (which is really just the rotten cherry on top of his rancid sundae of policy disasters), that talk has resurfaced of using the 25th Amendment to declare him unfit and remove him. But as Joe Cunningham at Redstate.com explains, the Democrats have painted themselves into a corner that makes that impossible.
In a nutshell: If Joe goes, Kamala Harris becomes President. If she’s no longer Vice President, she can’t cast any tie-breaking votes in the Senate, so all of Chuck Schumer’s massive America-wrecking plans are DOA. To get a new Democrat into that tie-breaking VP position would require Senate confirmation, and what are the odds that the Republicans would go along with that?
Of course, considering that Biden reportedly ignored the advice of military experts on Afghanistan but listened to Harris, maybe she should be removed, too. But that would move Nancy Pelosi into the Presidency, so everyone loses. Just keep praying for America until the 2022 elections when we can reshuffle the deck completely and get rid of all the Jokers.
All Of This Might Be Part Of The Biden Plan
By Mike Huckabee
Immediately after Monday’s brief speech, President Biden went back to his Camp David vacation, and the White House continued its silence. For those who wonder how the Administration can just shut down at such a time, conservative commentator Ian McKelvey believes that both the Afghan debacle and the silence are intentional.
McKelvey unearthed an article in The Atlantic magazine reporting that Biden had always been the strongest advocate in the Obama White House for pulling out of Afghanistan, regardless of the consequences for the Afghan people because he didn’t think there would be any political price to pay for it. Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, wrote in his diary in 2010 that when he reminded Biden of America’s obligations to Afghans like the girl in the Kabul school, Biden replied, “F--- that. We don’t have to worry about that. We did it in Vietnam; Nixon and Kissenger got away with it.”
So if he seems uncaring about the fate of the Afghan people who trusted us, he is. And if he refuses to talk to the media for a week or let anyone in his Administration talk, maybe it’s because he thinks that after a week of silence, the lapdog media will just let this story “blow over” and forget about it.
You know who won’t forget that we have a weak President who puts political calculations ahead of principle and commitment to our allies? Every enemy we have on Earth, starting with China, which claimed it shows that the US abandons its allies and pointedly asked, “Is this some kind of omen for Taiwan’s future fate?
Nearly 70% Disapprove
By Mike Huckabee
The American people aren’t buying Biden’s excuses and blame-shifting. A new poll by the Trafalgar Group found that nearly 70% disapprove of his handling of Afghanistan, with 59.5% “strongly” disapproving. Astoundingly, 23.1% do approve.
I admit I’m baffled as to how anyone could approve of this. I know partisanship is strong these days, but if a Republican had botched the pullout this horrifically and allowed the Taliban to take over the nation in a single weekend and immediately start terrorizing citizens, I would put partisanship aside and say I disapprove.