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February 16, 2022
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Good evening!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 139:23-24
  • Further proof that liberalism is a mental disorder
  • RIP P.J. O'Rourke by Pat Reeder

And more…

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

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Did You See This Viral Video?

A disturbing video went viral, showing hundreds of yellow-headed blackbirds suddenly slamming into the ground and dying in northern Mexico.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/viral-video-showing-birds-crashing-ground

Before anyone convinces governments that this was caused by humans or “climate change,” bird experts say it was likely natural. The birds react very quickly in waves when threatened by a predator. They say it’s likely a hawk or falcon not seen in the video was overhead, and the birds instinctively swarmed together too low and slammed into the ground.

Or maybe the birds were just so scared of climate change that they did something suicidally destructive. They must be Democrat birds.


Further proof that liberalism is a mental disorder:

Mark another university off the list of potential schools for your kids. Bristol University in the UK linked its staff to guidelines on using preferred personal pronouns. They include – I kid you not – “emojiself” pronouns for people who identify as emojis and “catgender” pronouns for people who identify as cats.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/02/16/now-its-just-silly-university-urges-staff-to-use-neopronouns-emojiself-catgender-and-worse-n522638

It actually gets worse: “Catgender” people may use the personal pronouns “nya” or “nyan,” which is a Japanese word for “meow.”

Hit with a wave of ridicule, the university deleted the link. Still, whoever thought it was a good idea should be spayed and neutered to keep them from reproducing.


Yet another reason to abandon Twitter:

Twitter banned an account called Defiant L’s which never comments on anything. All it does is take two contrasting tweets from the same liberal sources and put them together to demonstrate what complete hypocrites they are.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/02/15/one-of-the-best-accounts-on-twitter-just-got-banned-for-doing-absolutely-nothing-n522873

So mark it down: Exposing the left’s hypocrisy by simply quoting their own words is now a violation of Twitter’s terms of service. Tell me again: why does this company still have federal protection from lawsuits?


The Rank Hypocrisy of Liberal Politicians and Celebrities

The Babylon Bee beautifully mocked the rank hypocrisy of liberal politicians and celebrities whooping it up at the Super Bowl with no masks while forcing children to wear them in school at all times, even when they’re outside.

https://babylonbee.com/news/brilliant-la-schoolchildren-dress-up-as-super-bowl-celebs-so-they-wont-have-to-wear-masks

This is why even San Francisco voters just voted to recall three school board members. It’s also, in a small way, how the French Revolution started.


RIP P.J. O'Rourke

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)

All of us here are very sad to have to report that Libertarian/conservative humorist and journalist P.J. O'Rourke died Tuesday afternoon of complications from lung cancer at 74.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/political-satirist-journalist-p-j-orourke-dead-74

O’Rourke was the editor and writer for the National Lampoon during some of its best years (he discovered a writer named John Hughes that many of us searched for first with each new issue; some of his articles became classic movies like “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”) O’Rourke also wrote for many magazines and websites, and for a while, singlehandedly made Rolling Stone worth buying (it hasn’t been since he left.) He also wrote 20 books, including such classics as “Republican Party Reptile,” “Parliament of Whores” and “Holidays in Hell,” that were hilarious, informative and hugely influential.

Starting out as a ‘60s era, pot-smoking hippie college student, he quickly realized the absurdity of many of that generation’s naïve political ideas. He wrote, “I couldn’t stay a Maoist forever. I got too fat to wear bell-bottoms. And I realized that communism meant giving my golf clubs to a family in Zaire.”

He changed his politics but kept his coolness, swapping the pot for fine cigars, good Scotch and fast cars. He shattered the left’s self-flattering narrative that only liberals were funny (Steven Colbert and Samantha Bee continue to shatter that idea, and Jimmy Kimmel has proved that simply turning left can make a formerly funny person unfunny.) P.J. proved that the left did not have a corner on irreverent humor and, in fact, were quite ripe for ridicule themselves. When they complained that P.J. was a “reactionary,” they just looked like what they were: whiners who couldn’t laugh at themselves.

Laura and I brought that "no tolerance for smug B.S." attitude to our long-running radio comedy service. Greg Gutfeld also credited P.J. with helping to shape his politics and sense of humor that now make up the #1 show in late night comedy, and the only one that’s actually funny.

I often quote his lines and stories. Favorites include his observation about the Nicaraguan election that shocked the US media when voters rejected their commie dreamboat Daniel Ortega (“People don’t stand in line in the ***-end of nowhere to vote for the status quo”)…That “I have only one firm belief about the American political system, and that is this: God is a Republican and Santa Claus is a Democrat”…That conservatives will tell you there are some things you shouldn’t joke about, but liberals will tell you there are some things you’re not allowed to joke about (truer now than ever)…And that a liberal is someone who actually believes there are people who are too poor to clean up their own yards.

And you must read his hilarious account of his trip to Soviet-era Russia with a tour group of old Bernie Sanders-style commies who kept oohing and ahhing over the ugly concrete buildings and the fact that “everyone is guaranteed a job!” Meanwhile, he found that there, as in all oppressive regimes, as soon as the locals found out he was an American, they’d take him aside and privately tell him the latest jokes about what incompetent dolts their leaders were. This is why American “progressives” are so desperate to stamp out comedy.

Farewell to not only one of the funniest writers who ever lived, but also one of the most important. I’ll leave you (and especially our friends in Canada) with this quote from his 1993 speech to the Cato Institute about a topic that is once again at the top of the news: Freedom…

“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to health care, the ‘right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle. There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”

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  • Jerry

    02/17/2022 09:45 AM

    The country is so mismanaged and the rest of the countries are suffering because of it. Americans are fed up with biden and the Democrats skills of dismantling of a great functioning country in 2019 2020 when you compare it to the Obama Biden admin. To call todays society dismal is an understatement as biden and his Democratic Deep State is turning the West into an East style society. Biden is without a clue and the power of the Oval Office is being abused like no other time in history. biden is just the object hanging by strings only able to read what is written for him humans have done horrendous acts thru out history although the manipulation of biden is destroying the Western idea of freedom and One Nation under God, In God we Trust foundation and the society of that foundation is slowly sinking into the democratic foundation of quicksand and it is called Communism Biden is the anti God and anti America, American are finally starting to get it biden in the Oval Office is using the Office to destroy the country

  • Nancy Carabine

    02/17/2022 09:08 AM

    I LOVE YOUR PASSION---AND THE BEARD AND GRAY!

  • Kathy Spradlin

    02/17/2022 05:47 AM

    Thank you again for starting your newsletter out with scripture. Also thank you for your humor in these insane stories.

  • LaDonnaRyan

    02/16/2022 08:49 PM

    It's really sad because these day's mental illness isn't addressed and ppl go around with no help no hope and many end up committing suicide. Because nine out of ten the reason they have the need to identify with something else is usually from an abuse from a love one or a trauma in their life.

  • Floyd A Unger

    02/16/2022 08:35 PM

    Thank you

  • Leslie Houser

    02/16/2022 08:28 PM

    I love your article about PJ, I didn't know him but he would have been my kind of friend, as are you Mr. Huckabee. God Bless ???

  • Sharon Faulkner

    02/16/2022 08:26 PM

    So - Bristol University got Cat Calls eh? (:

  • James Drury Jr.

    02/16/2022 07:37 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!