Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- A terrorist act
- If It Weren't For Double Standards...
- New developments cast doubt on this key COVID-19 claim
- Here’s something you don’t see every day
- Must-read article
- Bernie knows best
- A Reader Writes...
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:16
A terrorist act
By Mike Huckabee
Since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes that attempts by political radicals to threaten and intimidate Congress members are tantamount to treason and insurrection, I expect her to join me in demanding the full force of the law be brought against the unhinged abortion advocate who nearly ran down Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski and some other pro-life activists as they were peacefully praying outside an abortion clinic.
If she doesn’t join in condemning this terrorist act, then I have to assume that (A.) her concern over the January 6th incident is just political theater, and (B.) that abortion advocates put no age limits on their contempt for the sanctity of human life.
If It Weren't For Double Standards...
By Mike Huckabee
CNN has released one of the few conservatives they allowed on the air, Rick Santorum, for an alleged racist tweet. What he said was that there isn’t much Native American culture in contemporary US culture. Yep, that’s it. He apologized for it, too. But CNN still fired him.
As Matt Vespa reminds us, this is the same network that allowed anchor Chris Cuomo to suck up on-air to his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he was covering up the true number of COVID deaths from his insane nursing home policies, and who admitted he advised Andrew on how to handle the multiple sexual harassment complaints against him. Chris Cuomo has received no punishment at all and is still on CNN, while Rick Santorum was fired over a not-particularly-offensive tweet that he already apologized for.
It seems incredibly unjust and blatantly biased, but maybe having to stay on CNN is punishment by itself.
New developments cast doubt on this key COVID-19 claim
By Mike Huckabee
Several recent developments have cast renewed doubt on the claim that the COVID-19 coronavirus naturally spread from animals. There’s a growing amount of at least circumstantial evidence suggesting that it escaped from the viral research lab in Wuhan, China. The New York Post has a good recap of what happened up until now and why we’re suddenly hearing a number of authoritative voices speak up to question the official story.
(An aside: yes, I said the virus came from China, because it did. That’s not racist, any more than saying "German measles" is racist, and it’s certainly not an incitement to idiots to attack Chinese people. Anyone who pushes that line is a patsy doing the propaganda work of China’s Communist government, which is hiding behind false claims of “racism” to escape scrutiny of its own culpability in allowing this virus to spread worldwide. Besides, anyone who howls that “Chinese virus” is racist and then talks about the “Indian Variant” is either a hypocrite or, by their own definition, a hate-inciting racist. Aside over.)
For a long time, any suggestion that the virus might have come from a lab in China was treated as a crazy, racist conspiracy theory, and any mention of it was banned by social media outlets and their “fact-checkers.” But this weekend might have brought a tipping point, as even Dr. Fauci pulled his biggest flip-flop yet and admitted that maaaaaybe it’s not so certain where the virus came from and he is now “perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus.”
Of course, any investigation would require the cooperation of the Chinese government, which has never given it before, and that’s why all the adamant denials and censorship were unfounded from the get-go.
While this debate rages on, let me just point out one big problem with many of the “fact-checks” that are being used as excuses to silence legitimate questions. Many of them, as in this case, don’t debunk the claims with actual facts, but with “appeals to authority.” They cite some prominent “expert” who disagrees, and that’s taken as proof that the claim is false. But an “appeal to authority” that cites a questionable authority is a textbook example of a logical fallacy. (No wonder leftists are trying to brand logic and reason as "white supremacist concepts" and kill them.)
I’ve said since this pandemic began that I didn’t blame health officials for getting things wrong at first, or altering their initial comments, because it was an entirely new disease and they were scrambling to learn what it was and how it spread. I get that mistakes were made about things like whether or not to wear masks, or how contagious surfaces are.
But too many times, opinions (often biased opinions) were treated as if they were settled truths. One example was when Trump was branded as a liar for predicting that a vaccine would be available before the end of the year -- “experts” said it would take at least until 2021. Not only was Trump’s statement just a hopeful prediction, not a lie, but he turned out to be correct and the so-called “experts” wrong.
Now, the flat denials that the virus might have come from a Chinese lab and the attacks on anyone who suggested it are looking like the assurances of “experts” who didn’t know what they were talking about. It’s still an unproven hypothesis for which we need to get to the truth. But if you censor questions and silence debate, then how do you ever expect to get to the truth about anything?
Here’s something you don’t see every day
By Mike Huckabee
A Democratic Representative chastising his fellow Democrats for attacking Israel without having a real understanding of the conflict or the region’s history. But kudos to California Rep. Brad Sherman for daring to go there:
One example he cites: some Democrats want to deprive Israel of the technology that allows smart bombs to hit a precise target, which would leave only “dumb bombs” that cause more civilian casualties.
Just curious: When you saw the phrase “dumb bomb” - something dumb that just goes off and doesn’t care what it blows up -- did any of you also think of some of Rep. Sherman’s House colleagues?
By Mike Huckabee
Kevin Downey Jr. at PJ Media has a must-read article on why the spread of police body cams has been a disappointment to anti-police activists who thought they would provide proof of widespread racist brutality by cops.
While some still claim that police must be hiding the video of brutality, the fact is that in the majority of cases, the body cam footage shatters the leftist narrative by revealing that cops mostly act bravely and professionally when they’re forced to deal with aggressive criminal behavior.
We’ve all grown used to the idea of “reality” shows being totally fake, but it turns out that what we were seeing on “Cops” all those years was a lot more accurate than the version told by the anti-police protesters who got “Cops” taken off the air.
Bernie knows best
By Mike Huckabee
I’ve often written about how miraculous it is that so many politicians who’ve never done anything except politics know how to do so many things better than the people who actually know about them. For instance, Bernie Sanders has never so much as run a lemonade stand, but he knows how to run every business in America better than the people who started them. Likewise, many politicians think they know everything they need to know to regulate guns, even if they don’t know which end of one the bullet comes out of.
Latest example: our thanks for the laugh to California Assemblyman David Chiu, who tweeted his horrified and indignant response to finding the packaging from a Glock pistol as he was walking through a San Francisco park. He didn’t notice, but other Twitter users did, that what he posted a photo of was the packaging from a Glock brand toy air gun.
While it’s also interesting to see how many things he got wrong while just trying to back out of that boner gracefully, my question is why he was so upset at finding that, but San Francisco parks full of discarded heroin needles and human feces don’t seem to bother him in the least.
A Reader Writes Back...
Thank you Governor for blessing us with truth and honesty in the stories you put on your site. BTW,I am praying for Sarah and all the other conservatives, and republicans to win with a landslide in 2022 and 2024.
Be blessed as you continue your walk with the Lord.