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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- Project Veritas Obtains Photos From A Border Facility
- Mass Shooting In Colorado
- SD Governor Noem Is Under Fire, But Stands Her Ground
- New Poll: Democrats/Media Overestimated COVID's Severity
- Stunned In Oklahoma
- Surprise: Some courts ARE looking at the 2020 election
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Project Veritas Obtains Photos From A Border Facility
By Mike Huckabee
Leave it to Project Veritas to obtain the first photos from inside a border detention facility for unaccompanied minors that the Biden White House blocked to the media. Now we know why. The photos show young boys wrapped in foil blankets and sleeping on the floor, packed in like sardines.
According to the inside source who leaked the shocking images, “The pod has eight cells that are currently holding 600 — that’s six hundred — unaccompanied juvenile males age 7 to 17. They are separated by age or physical size, depending on the room…Fifty of the individuals inside this facility are COVID-positive. There have been multiple sexual assaults, normal assaults, and daily medical emergencies.”
It’s said that these days, nobody gets angry about a story until there are pictures. Well, now there are pictures. If this were going on under Trump, there would be an explosion of media outrage (they exploded at Trump over “kids in cages” because of photos taken under Obama in 2014.) Will there be any reaction at all, or will all the left’s fury be aimed at Project Veritas for distributing “hacked materials”?
Mass Shooting In Colorado
By Mike Huckabee
Monday in Boulder, Colorado, ten people were killed in a mass shooting at a supermarket. One of the victims was veteran police officer Eric Talley, a father of seven and the first cop to arrive on the scene. His actions were described as heroic.
There are more details at the link, including comments from Rep. Lauren Boebert and Gov. Jared Polis. But at this writing, little is known for certain about the shooter. Someone was taken into custody by police, but while it’s assumed he was the shooter, his identity has not been released. That didn’t stop some people from immediately calling for more gun control laws before they even knew if they would have made any difference, but that’s to be expected. Until more is known, please pray for the victims and their families.
Also, please keep in your prayers the victims of a horrific fire that swept through a nursing home early this morning in Spring Valley, New York.
Most of the elderly residents were evacuated before the building collapsed, but at least one resident is reported dead and two firefighters were among those injured. This is a developing story, so check the news for updates.
SD Governor Noem Is Under Fire, But Stands Her Ground
By Mike Huckabee
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is under fire from fellow conservatives for sending a bill banning transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports back to the legislature. Last night, she had a heated exchange with Tucker Carlson on Fox News over the accusation that she caved to pressure from big business and the NCAA.
Gov. Noem denied that, saying she sent the bill back for “style and form” changes, to insure it doesn’t allow the NCAA to bar girls from the state from competing in collegiate sports, and that if they make the revisions she wants, she will sign it.
Her rejection of this bill had some conservatives in the media saying she’d blown her presidential ambitions. She insists that she backs the bill’s intentions and wants to build a coalition to fight against leftist bullying, but she won’t yield to conservative bullying either. Check out the link for the full exchange.
New Poll: Democrats/Media Overestimated COVID's Severity
By Mike Huckabee
There’s no denying that COVID-19 was a very dangerous disease, but its fearsome reputation definitely benefited from having the media as its press agent. A new poll by Gallup and Franklin Templeton found that while Democrats were more likely to overestimate COVID’s severity and Republicans to underestimate it, across the political spectrum, all Americans overstated the effect the coronavirus had on multiple factors.
For instance, 41% of Democrats, 28% of Republicans, and 35% of independents thought that if someone had COVID, there was a 50% or greater chance that they’d need to be hospitalized. The hospitalization rate was actually between 1 and 5%.
As Jordan Davidson at the Federalist points out, the media’s panic porn over COVID is what misled many Democrats into thinking that states like Florida that remained mostly open would turn into mega death camps, and when they did better than New York, to assume the numbers were being manipulated. They were actually just victims of liberal media misinformation.
That’s funny: according to the liberal media, the only misinformation comes from conservative news outlets. Guess that’s just more liberal media misinformation.
Stunned In Oklahoma
By Mike Huckabee
CNN recently asked customers at an Oklahoma diner if they thought it was a good idea to take the COVID vaccines. They were stunned when not a single person agreed that it was.
But they shouldn’t be surprised. Governments and international health authorities have hardly proven themselves to be trustworthy throughout the pandemic, and the Democrats politicized the disease so much that they deliberately promoted suspicion of the vaccine just because it was developed under Trump. Biden and Harris cynically undermined confidence in the vaccine, and now they try to take credit for it. And they wonder why people would be reluctant to take it.
I realize that many of my readers may be reluctant as well, so you might find this interesting. It’s an article by two doctors who shared those concerns about the vaccines and did a lot of research into all the questions before deciding to get vaccinated themselves. If you’re dead set against getting vaccinated, this might not change your mind. But if you’re on the fence, it might help set your mind at ease.
By Mike Huckabee
According to a new Rasmussen survey, likely US voters are evenly split, 47%-47%, on the question of whether Joe Biden is really doing the job of President or whether others are making his decisions for him behind the scenes.
This may be the first such poll where the President himself hopes that people believe that he's not responsible for his own decisions.
Surprise: Some courts ARE looking at the 2020 election
By Mike Huckabee
Don't believe the media narrative that court challenges to the 2020 election are over and that we need to “move along; there’s nothing to see here.” Yes, most courts dismissed their cases without even looking at evidence, but some rulings have been made and there are still cases to be adjudicated. John Solomon has been keeping up with the activity.
In fact, now that Joe Biden is comfortably situated in the White House and Trump has dropped his own legal challenges, courts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Virginia are starting to rule that the way widespread absentee balloting was handled in these states violated state laws.
For example, this month, the State Court of Claims in Michigan ruled that the secretary of state, Democrat Jocelyn Benson, violated state law with her instructions on signature verification for absentee ballots. A month before Election Day, she had told election clerks to "presume" that all signatures on absentee ballots were valid and reject only those with “multiple significant and obvious” inconsistencies. She was challenged in court by Republicans and one election clerk, as the state legislature had not provided this guidance.
Judge Christopher M. Murray ruled March 9 that Benson did not have the authority to establish such standards by herself, that it needed to be a formal process. In other words, you don’t just “presume.” He found her in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.
It does seem that under her extremely lax standards, any forged signature that was even somewhat close would have easily gotten through. If the legislature wants that low a standard, it will have to formalize a rule to that effect.
Also, in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled in December that state and local officials should not have given blanket permission for voters to declare themselves homebound for the 2020 election and skip ID requirements. One of the challenges was in Dane County, the highly populated area around the city of Madison. The justices ruled that county officials as well as Gov. Tony Evers, who had issued an “emergency order” earlier in the year, did not have authority to do this.
As Solomon reported, “The court filings indicated nearly 200,000 voters declared themselves permanently confined in the state’s spring primary, a marked rise over prior years, and even more did so in the general election. Biden won Wisconsin by just 20,000 votes.”
And, yes, Virginia, there’s a law against accepting ballots without postmarks that arrive after Election Day. In Virginia, Frederick County Judge William W. Eldridge IV so ruled in a consent decree in a case brought by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which represented election board member Thomas Reed. J. Christian Adams, who is general counsel and president of the foundation, called this decision “a big win for the Rule of Law.”
Adams said, “This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested --- a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day, and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections.”
Additional legal challenges remain –- Solomon calls them “significant disputes” –- and Georgia and Arizona have audits and investigations of the voting machine logs pending. Of course, Solomon includes a statement, by now obligatory, about having no evidence of widespread fraud that impacted the outcome of the election, but we do know for sure that laws WERE broken, and that the outcome certainly COULD have been impacted.
Phill Kline of the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project told Solomon that they’re “pursuing litigation” over whether hundreds of millions of dollars donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the Center for Tech and Civic Life –- recall our reports on this –- and routed to local election officials in key battleground states might have unlawfully influenced the election. In fact, they’re expanding their litigation, which includes Wisconsin, land of the unsupervised dropboxes paid for by CTCL.
None of this litigation is going to pry President Biden out of the White House, but Solomon presents it as “the battle over how elections will be governed” in the future. Of course, House Democrats’ HR 1, which would legalize the actions that state judges have just ruled unlawful, would render it all (to use a favorite Supreme Court phrase) “moot.”
In another election update by Solomon, he has just obtained internal emails from election officials in Fulton County, Georgia, that are “heightening the mystery” surrounding the eyebrow-raising late-night counting at State Farm Arena.
At 10:22 p.m. on election night, county spokesperson Regina Waller emailed county officials and the State Farm Arena spokesman that “The workers in the Absentee Ballot Processing area will get started at 8 am tomorrow,” which would imply that they had stopped work for the night. But we know from the video of the arena that some kept working after the observers had left. When asked about this (presumably by Solomon), she said she was responding to an emailed question about when “all” workers would return. But she did not respond to a follow-up request to see that email.
There are other unclear and/or inconsistent emails as well from that night, and sworn affidavits that say everyone was told to leave but that a small group remained behind, as Solomon details.
Finally, in some odd post-election news, Sidney Powell has come up with a novel way to try to fend off Dominion Voting Systems, which has sued her for a trillion trillion dollars. That’s a number you normally see only in Democrat spending bills.
Actually, it’s for $1.3 billion, which is much too small to be a Democrat spending bill but a hefty chunk of change nonetheless. In a 54-page motion to dismiss, her attorneys turn the tables on Dominion, which in their suit have characterized her theories as “wild accusations” and “outlandish claims.” If Powell’s claims were so incredibly wild and outlandish, her attorneys argue, then it must also be true that “reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process.” And if reasonable people would not believe what Powell was saying, then Dominion is not harmed.
The motion makes other points as well. “In her motion to dismiss,” writes LAW & CRIME, “Powell does not argue that the statements are true. She claims they are not actionable because they are protected statements of political opinion.”
Powell also doesn’t say she lied. That would be cause for her disbarment, which is what the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit are after.
It’s an interesting argument, although to make it she has to impugn her own claims as over-the-top crazy. Are they crazy? Whether “reasonable people” believe them or not, only an expert examination of the machines will tell us for sure. If Dominion wants to show how off-base she is, that would be an excellent way, unless, of course, there's some reason they don't want to.
A Reader Writes Back...
Great newsletter as usual. As a Nevadan, I want to thank you for the photo of Great Basin National Park.
America The Beautiful
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