Evening Edition - September 22

September 22, 2020 |

INSANITY

PJ Media’s Stephen Green does a news round-up that he calls the “Insanity Wrap,” and today’s outdoes itself for craziness.

One of the stories is especially worth noting because it shows us how the media are already gearing up to attack any Trump nominee for Supreme Court on any pretext, no matter how flimsy (shades of Brett Kavanaugh!) Newsweek ran a lengthy article about Trump short-lister Amy Coney Barrett, implying that her particular Charismatic Catholic religious sect was the inspiration for the ridiculous leftist horror-fantasy, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Only at the end of the article did they add a postscript/correction noting that author Margaret Atwood never mentioned the group as an inspiration for the book, and that a New Yorker profile mentioned a news clipping that was part of her research, but it was about a different religious group. It ends, “Newsweek regrets the error.”

But apparently not enough to remove the lengthy article promoting the (way-at-the-end) admitted total falsehood of its premise. Welcome to the serious and solemn “Supreme Court vetting process” of 2020.

VOTE FOR KIM

Baltimore Republican Congressional candidate Kim Klacik already put out the best political ad I’ve seen all year, and now, she may have topped it with this new one that’s already garnered over 1.9 million views on Twitter.

She’s running against Democrat Kweisi Mfume, 71, who was already on the city council for eight years, then president of the NAACP for eight years, then in Congress for nine years, before winning a special election in April to fill the seat of the late Elijah Cummings. That’s an awful lot of years to have put into helping black people in Baltimore, and as Kim’s ads show, the results don’t exactly provide a ringing endorsement. Current polls show him with a big lead, but I have to wonder how many people in Baltimore really want to keep on doing the same thing forever and expecting a different result, or as Albert Einstein called that, “insanity.”

Whether she wins this race or not (and I pray for the people of Baltimore that she does), Kim Klacik is one of the most impressive new voices in the GOP, and she has a great future in politics. Just the way she flummoxed the liberals on “The View” should make her a superstar. She was recently my guest on “Huckabee” on TBN, and here’s that interview if you missed it (it went much smoother than “The View” appearance.)

COVID-19 (CHINESE) CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

I’ve mentioned this before because I’m a big advocate of vitamin D, but a new Boston University study confirms that there’s a “strong correlation” between higher vitamin D levels in the bloodstream and lower risk of testing positive for the virus. This study involved over 190,000 blood samples from all 50 states and people of all ages and ethnicities.

Since sunlight helps the body create vitamin D – and physical activity helps boost the immune system, which also wards off viruses – this makes all those orders that people stay indoors and not go out to beaches or parks look even more wrongheaded. Of course, if President Trump had told everyone to go out in the sunshine to get some vitamin D, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) would have accused him of wanting everyone to die of skin cancer. Then they would have demanded that the FDA ban the sun.

BLACK LIVES MATTER ERASES ITSELF

If you wonder why I reference George Orwell so often, it’s because 1984 might not have been the way he predicted, but it turned out he was just off by about 36 years. Remember how Winston Smith, the main character in “1984,” had a job in the deliberately misnamed “Ministry of Truth” rewriting old news stories and removing (“canceling?”) “unpersons” from photos to make history conform to the party line? Today, instead of working for Big Brother, he could work for Black Lives Matter.

I’ve previously written about how this organization, like the “Ministry of Truth,” uses the indisputable truth that “black lives matter” as a name to cover for the fact that it’s actually a radical anti-American organization run by self-proclaimed “trained Marxists,” and that their website proudly proclaimed that their goals include dismantling the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure” and fostering “a queer-affirming network” by “freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.”

Unfortunately for them, a lot of people have started looking and listening more closely to their radical rhetoric and violent behavior and realizing that they are more concerned with tearing down America than lifting up black people. So guess what? Abra-cadabra! The “What we believe” page of their website where they admitted what they really are has suddenly disappeared! Try to click on it and you get a message reading, “Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist.” Big Brother would be proud.

Well, sorry, but one thing Orwell didn’t predict is that the Internet is forever. That page may no longer exist on their site, but it’s been archived in plenty of places where it can’t be thrown down the memory hole so that they can rewrite history. And after four months of rioting, we’ve all figured out what BLM really stands for. We no longer need their web page to tell us.

SOME GOOD NEWS

How about a little good news that you probably won’t hear in the media? After the big economic downturn due to the coronavirus shutdowns, the economy has already rebounded enough that Americans’ household wealth recently hit its highest level ever.

The shutdown and stock market plunge in April dropped Americans’ total household wealth to $111.3 trillion, but the Federal Reserve reported Monday that in the April-June quarter, it rose nearly 7% to a record $119 trillion. For the quarter ending in June, the value of homes grew $500 billion while stock portfolios leaped by $5.7 trillion. The amount of money in checking accounts rose 33% to $1.8 trillion, while savings accounts rose 6.1% to $11.2 trillion.

It was partly due, of course, to the relief checks and expanded unemployment payments, but it also shows that the economy wasn’t destroyed, it just had the wind knocked out of it by China, and it's already getting back on its feet. I look forward to hearing the numbers for July-September, which I assume will be even better. I hope they arrive before the election so that voters aren’t misled into taking a U-turn back to the economic tar pit of the Obama-Biden years.

MORE ADULT SUPERVISION PLEASE

Further proof that the adults are just about at the end of their patience with letting the kiddies destroy things with their temper tantrums:

Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled new proposed legislation that will slap strict felony-level penalties on anyone who damages property, causes injury or destroys public property during a protest. Democrats immediately accused him of unveiling the legislation to help Trump win Florida and of trying to “chill legitimate dissent” and the right to peaceably assemble.

To which I would reply, if you peaceably assemble to protest, then you should have no problem, since this isn’t a law against that, it’s a law imposing stricter punishments for the already illegal acts of damaging and destroying property and injuring other people. But if that’s how you define “peaceably assembling,” then you’ve been watching way too much CNN.

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  • ROBERT Melvin NEWTON II

    09/23/2020 01:32 PM

    Thank you, Governor Huckabee. I'm a fellow Southerner as well as a close cousin of Southern Baptists: an Evangelical Presbyterian and not a member of the Presbyterian Church, USA, which is "more of a social club or book club, vaguely devoted to good works" (to quote H.L. Mencken).
    Robert

  • Philip Steven Kreilein

    09/23/2020 11:52 AM

    On the subject of American household wealth at it's highest, there was an article written by a writer from the A.P. in our local paper last night. Of course while reporting all of the good news he had to slip in that because of this, income inequality was at an all time high. Always enjoy reading your columns. Hope you have a great day.

  • Gail S Denham

    09/23/2020 11:05 AM

    Please keep on finding "good news" stories - even a story of a heroic person - a person doing good for others - people responding to emergencies in a strong way. If you could do that in every posting -- I know of several folks who are at the end of their ropes. They're tired, discouraged, frightened, up-ended. I'm glad for the optimism of Pres. Trump's rallies and hope this filters down to all conservative talking heads. Thanks for any good news. God is with us in all this turmoil. I want to rejoice and encourage others to rejoice. Even in the ordinary everyday activities that we're able to accomplish. This can be good news.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    09/23/2020 10:28 AM

    Do you remember the old Doctor that was on Fox News before Dr. Siegle? He retired and I forget what his name was, but he was so nice! Well, he is the one we heard pushing Vitamin D and was saying how good it was, so we decided to take it and it has been at least 20 years ago that we started and we are still taking it. We are hardly ever sick, but I do have skin cancer.
    By the way........the other day my Husband Howard went to Costco and I told him if he saw Sarah's book to pick it up for me. Well, listen to this...........there were no books there written by any Conservatives except for Bill O'Reilly's! Can you imagine? No Sean Hannity, No Judge Jeanine, no one! I feel that is just terrible for Costco to be so Biased, but then look who owns Costco and where they are located! Awful! But I will find her book somewhere even if I have to go all the way into the Knoxville area to get it!! Maybe Walmart will have it! lol

  • Cheryl Sunderland

    09/23/2020 12:53 AM

    It is time to be more strict with these BLM protestors and their rage against American way /beliefs. These people do not know their history. So many lives of people fighting for our freedom have died and more innocent lives are being taken by the disgraceful existence of this group and their beliefs. ALL LIVES MATTER!!! THE UNBORN LIVES MATTER!!! That is the way God sees it and I believe it to be true. Also, President Trump and Mr Vice President...you both are AWESOME?? Cheryl S.

  • Carl T Smith

    09/22/2020 10:41 PM

    I have to applaud your Staff! I know I follow a lot of politics on a lot of sites but OLD AGE has caught up with me! -Keep Filling in the blanks! BTW I'm NOT disparaging your personal knowledge but I have nothing better to do than DIG for the TRUTH and 90% of the time your (STAFF) is ahead of the Curve. Thanks!

  • Elaine Liming

    09/22/2020 10:01 PM

    Great summary of today's highlights. You made me laugh today---Democrats " FDA ban the Sun"
    I laughed because it is a good way of understanding fools in action.-

  • Glenda Lagerstedt

    09/22/2020 10:01 PM

    I might not like living in Baltimore but I did live there, Kim would have my vote. The insanity of the left just grows and grows. God bless you for your articles that we know we can trust.

  • C Smith

    09/22/2020 09:35 PM

    Thank you for educating me with your work. I am seeing posts claiming that ICE facilities on our southern border are performing hysterectomies on illegal immigrants without their consent. I no longer believe posts on first reading. What is the truth?

  • Terri Klose

    09/22/2020 09:04 PM

    As a health care professional, we've known for years about the importance of Vitamin D for immune health and cancer prevention. Is Bill Gates and Harvard University still working on their scheme to save the earth by blocking out the sun? Unfortunately, most of us have low Vitamin D levels and may need supplementation--but its so easy and inexpensive that I don't understand why doctors and public health programs don't routinely screen and supplement.

  • Chris Mrofchak

    09/22/2020 08:50 PM

    Why is LeBron James along with Florida Rights Restoration passing the word that they will pay the fines of felons to be released and vote for Biden.

  • Marie Barrett

    09/22/2020 08:36 PM

    Mike do you have anything to say regarding George Soros? I keep hearing his name and I am afraid our country is being destroyed by this man.

  • Joyce Birch

    09/22/2020 08:25 PM

    I like Kim Klacik & I hope she wins. I know she has a hard road to win. It's hilarious how Pelosi brought up a resolution not to use the words China Virus, Wuhan Virus, etc., because it offends Asian-Americans. I don't believe that for a minute. We would of heard from that group of Americans. Aren't there more important policies she could pass? The dems are over the top in anger to get Trump. Painting BLM over the city streets is ok, or if you don't agree with them, you're attacked, that's ok too. So, this is acceptable to the democrats. COVID-19 is from China, the Wuhan district & killed approximately 200,000 Americans, not counting all the other lives lost around the world, millions! They are responsible & should be held accountable!

  • Margaret Zurn

    09/22/2020 08:12 PM

    Can’t you talk to your good friend Pres Trump and ask him to quit saying untrue things about Covid. Such as only old people get it and the young not at all! It’s very difficult to try to encourage your friends not to vote for Biden when Trump lets his mouth overrun the truth.

  • Charles F Smith

    09/22/2020 08:06 PM

    I wish there was a way to get a more accurate report of deaths due to Covid19. Every news outlet, including Fox, refers to the 200,000+ deaths while also, at times, reporting on inaccurate record keeping, many wrong positive tests, people dying of cancer before Covid but listed as Covid deaths, etc. Maybe you could put a "bug" in some of your friends ears at Fox.

  • Penelope Suozzi

    09/22/2020 07:55 PM

    The democrats and the media have lost their minds. I just don't know what else to say. Total insanity on every level.

  • Bradley David Harte

    09/22/2020 07:41 PM

    God bless you Mike!

  • George Van Dalen

    09/22/2020 07:36 PM

    Since when has healthy spiritual life, a large happy family and sacred life in the womb become evils? Answer: Since a twisted, evil group of people have emerged and convinced many through brainwashing that they are right. Move than ever, do we need GOD back in our country!

  • James Drury Jr

    09/22/2020 07:31 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.

  • Alyce Goldstein

    09/22/2020 07:28 PM

    I wrote you yesterday that I was an avid viewer of FOX TV NEWS
    Since my son was murdered in the WTC on 9/11 I have become an activist continually writing in hopes NEVER to have a repeat event. Therefore, I’ve spent most of my time watching Fox round the clock. They were slowly turning Left but have exponentially increased their anti right agenda. I have switched to NEWSMAX when I am disturbed with FOX’s anti Trump rhetoric , antI Trump ppl and guests. Please suggest Pres. Trump have greater guest visits to NEWSMAX who are solidly supportive of our great president! MAG KAG MAGA ????????????

  • Michelle Mitchell

    09/22/2020 07:23 PM

    Mike,

    I wanted to share this link. I hope I can. I thought you might really enjoy this message.

    Please listen.

    https://youtu.be/xmemKFwLHys

    Michelle

  • Floyd A Unger

    09/22/2020 07:20 PM

    Thank you

  • Stephen Russell

    09/22/2020 07:09 PM

    DeSantis legislation must apply nationwide, Hoorah Yes

  • John Galvin

    09/22/2020 07:03 PM

    Your thoughts on Bloomberg buying votes from felons and any possible GOP ability to contest??

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    09/22/2020 07:03 PM

    Any poll that doesn't list it's " sampling frame " - i.e., how many Republicans / Democrats / Independents etc. isn't worth the toilet paper it's printed on ;-}