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August 26, 2021

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 23:1
  • New Podcast Episode
  • WH Press Corps: Still think Biden is your friend?
  • America The Beautiful
  • House Passes HR4
  • Breaking News From Kabul
  • Weapons List
  • Cuomo gives up his Emmy


Mike Huckabee


23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 23:1

New Podcast Episode

By Mike Huckabee

Congressman Michael Waltz joins The People’s Podcast to break down the grave situation unfolding in Afghanistan this week. A former Special Forces officer in the Army, Waltz has served multiple tours in Afghanistan and is the first Green Beret to serve in Congress.


WH Press Corps: Still think Biden is your friend?

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s a message for members of the White House press corps: The President is looking you in the eye (when he’s not looking at the teleprompter) and lying to you. So is Jen Psaki, his smiling mouthpiece. Do you really think you’re getting the true story from the White House? After all you’ve done to help put Biden there and gloss over his monstrous shortcomings, his administration doesn’t have enough respect for you to give you more than a ridiculous fairy tale. When you play along, it makes you a national embarrassment, right along with them.

That’s what I would say to the reporters in that room.

“Spin it till we win it.” In the face of the total disaster they’ve caused, that’s the strategy the Biden administration has now adopted to make Americans think their inept retreat in Afghanistan is actually a brilliant success. In politics, who needs a real win when a perception of a win will do? But here's my point: it’s not working. Real reporters are risking their lives –- and sometimes losing them –- to get the real story out, which means our pampered press corps are just going to humiliate themselves when they try to morph Biden’s atrocious failure in Afghanistan into a win. We’re still managing to hear the horror stories about what’s actually happening there, from people who ARE there.

You’d think President Biden would be treating his loyal (for now) media friends with more respect. They’re trying their best, Mr. President! But, no, instead of answering a legitimate question posed by NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Peter Alexander, Old Man Biden made a bizarre wisecrack in his general direction, while the world looked on, aghast. Here’s how it played in Australia.

Before we relate to you some of what’s actually coming out of Afghanistan, I want you to know how sorry I am to have to bring you these stories. The Taliban are vicious, single-minded killers, apparently with no conscience and no other reason for existence. They glory in killing the infidel. They attack the vulnerable without the slightest pause. The only thing that can stop them from committing their atrocities is undiluted, unquestionable power, and President Joe Biden has abdicated that. We pray that our country will get it back, but in the meantime, there are stories that, sadly, must be told.

Of course, the magnitude of the tragedy in Afghanistan became clear when we saw planes take off from the airport in Kabul with desperate Afghans clinging to the outside. We saw, high in the sky, the tiny specks fall, realizing those people had chosen the likelihood of death to whatever they might face from the Taliban. Days later, now that the Taliban have cemented their control, we’re starting to see why those people might have made even that doomed effort to save themselves.

It has been revealed that several weeks ago, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photographer, Danish Saddiqui, 38, was brutally killed after covering a fight between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near the border with Pakistan. He’d been working for Reuters since 2010 and had covered the war in Iraq, the Hong Kong protests and earthquakes in Nepal. At the time of his murder, he was embedded with Afghan special forces in Kandahar.

Saddiqui had been wounded by shrapnel and was taken to a nearby mosque for medical treatment. But word got to the Taliban that he’d been taken to the mosque, so they went there and attacked. They captured him alive, verified his identity and executed him, along with those with him. The rest of the team died trying to rescue him.

Two days later, his body arrived in Delhi, India, to be buried. And although photos of his proud killers with his body show that the body was injured but still intact at that point, somehow between then and its transfer to the Red Cross, while it was in Taliban custody, it had been severely mutilated. Saddiqui’s face was unrecognizable, he had been shot dozens of times, and there were tire tracks over his face and chest from being run over. Ironically, what they did to him simply confirmed the barbarism he was there to document.

A Taliban spokesman denied any wrongdoing, and I suppose that statement would be good enough for President Biden. Zabihullah Mujahid claimed they were under orders to “treat bodies with respect,” but they were the ones in control of the area where this happened, and we do have those pictures of Taliban fighters posing with his body. What? The Taliban lied?

The story at the DAILY MAIL also includes some of Saddiqui’s stirring photojournalism.

Afghan authorities arrested a group of four journalists in Kandahar, purportedly to keep them “safe.” But one Interior Ministry spokesperson said the journalists had been arrested on charges of “propaganda to the enemy.” He said, “The Government of Afghanistan respects and is extremely committed to freedom of expression, but any propaganda in favor of the terrorist and the enemy, as well as against the interests of the country, is a crime.”

Don’t you love that? Oh, yes, we’re EXTREMELY committed to free speech, BUT…. It’s not much different from the view shared by Google and Facebook.

One might imagine how hard it’s going to be to get the real story out of Afghanistan. But at a time when we can’t trust what the White House tells us, it’s good to know that some actual journalists are finding it out on their own.. For example, here’s a story about the real numbers of people being evacuated from Kabul --- the relatively few Americans and the many thousands of Afghans. It’s an update on what we brought you yesterday. You won’t hear this from Jen Psaki.

It’s gratifying, too, to see some real journalists here at home refusing to be taken in by the White House spin. Miranda Devine at the NEW YORK POST sees through it, and she doesn’t mince words about Biden’s conceit --- the feeble mind and prickly arrogance that his people had so hoped to keep under wraps.

House passes HR4

By Mike Huckabee

Nancy Pelosi’s House just passed HR4, which is the Democrats’ second stab at federalizing elections and legalizing voter fraud.

The media are just repeating Democrat talking points about it being a “voter rights” bill. It’s not. In fact, it’s the furthest thing from it. It’s an attempt to permanently take away the voters’ right to replace entrenched incumbents and to cement Democrats into power forever, whether the people want them there or not. Leftists are frantic to get this passed before the 2022 elections because they know that if those elections are fair and transparent, they don’t have a chance of retaining their tiny majority.

It’s now up to the Senate. As this article points out, Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin said he couldn’t support any voter reform bill that didn’t contain certain principles, and this bill has none of the things he demanded. We’ll see if he will stand firm and protect election integrity.

Breaking News From Kabul

By Mike Huckabee

Breaking News at our Deadline Time: The Pentagon has confirmed that an explosion outside the airport in Kabul was a suicide bombing. At least three US troops were wounded. More details to follow, so keep an eye on the news.

America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Death Valley National Park, visit its website here.

Weapons List

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s the latest chilling estimate of the vast amount of US military weaponry and equipment that President Biden has allowed to fall into the hands of the Taliban.

Bryan Preston at PJ Media has more, including the fact that the Taliban will now have more Blackhawk helicopters than 85% of the nations of the world. It’s no wonder Preston has dubbed Biden “the world’s top arms supplier to terrorists.”

Cuomo gives up his Emmy

By Mike Huckabee

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (what a relief it is to type those words) not only lost his office, he also had to give back his Emmy Award.

The idea that he was actually given an Emmy for anything other than acting was ludicrous. The TV Academy claimed it was for his use of television in conveying information and calming viewers and “for effective communication and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Most Republicans assumed, I think rightly, that it was liberal Hollywood’s way of sticking it to President Trump by trying to hold up Cuomo as an example of what a REAL caring, effective leader should be. Hoo-boy, did they miss the boat! Cuomo’s caring, effective leadership was, like all the other Emmy-winning shows, a fantasy. While Trump was shepherding the record-time development of the vaccines that Trump-hating Hollywood celebrities are now nagging us all to get, Cuomo was killing thousands of elderly New Yorkers by forcing nursing homes to take in COVID patients, then trying to cover it up.

It’s very telling that they’re rescinding Cuomo’s Emmy not because all those people are dead, or because of the lies and cover-ups, or because the thing he was ostensibly rewarded for was a pile of horse droppings. No, it’s because of something totally unrelated to why he was allegedly honored: he was accused of sexual harassment, something that Hollywood now finds intolerable after more than a century of refining it into a science.

Obviously, the award was given for leftist political messaging reasons, and it was taken back for leftist political messaging reasons. Many commentators online have pointed out that if the Academy is really that serious about sexual abusers, why do other winners like Bill Cosby still have their awards? At least Cosby did something to earn his.

This should destroy the Emmy Awards' credibility and viewership, if they still had either one.

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  • Susan Schmitt

    08/28/2021 12:09 AM

    After reading the article about HR4 being passed, I was devastated. I could not believe that a bill like that could even reach the floor for a vote.
    I am 68 yrs. old and have never missed voting in any election once I be came of age (18). I am proud to be an American and love our country.
    Why should we want to vote now since we know the results will be determined before votes are counted.
    This makes no sense to me. Am I wrong in thinking this way?
    God please not only bless America but also protect it from the power grabbers, deep state and all who think they are in control. You Lord are our blessed creator. Amen!

  • Jerry

    08/27/2021 11:43 AM

    Does biden still have access to Nuclear weapons codes does anyone think this dangerous? Biden has given up information and the identities on our allis and aids that helped the US, that may be brutally murdered by the now trusted Taliban. Has our visitors from outer space invaded this country and put evil thoughts and complete ignorance into the makeup of biden and his collection of complete moronic and evil personal. Or is that the common trait of a democrat.

  • Jo Holland

    08/27/2021 10:51 AM

    I presume all the planes, helicopters, ammunitation, etc. that were left at Bagram would have to still be there. They have to still be there because that is the only airport capable of storing all of them? Seems common sense to have a few missiles to destroy them as the last of our warriors leave?

  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/27/2021 09:16 AM

    J C Holland
    Just because your liberal friends are clueless doesn't speak for everyone. Most Americans ARE fed up so stop being a talking head liberal. And NO there is no plan - just the usual stupid self serving DNC bunglers.

  • George Trever

    08/27/2021 08:24 AM

    DEMs always seem to speak with the perception of a win and ignore reality. The Media is always sucked into the fantastic lack of truth embedded in their narratives. Too bad there are too few DEMs to realize how they are being conned. Makes one really like the truth and simplicity the Trump brought to the table in spite of the twisted Media.

  • Dave Smith

    08/27/2021 08:09 AM

    There is a common thread in the 94.7% evacuated from the Afghanistan and the invaders crossing the southern border, they are very likely future democratic voters. Incrementally with the vetting being done or lack of it, there is probably a significant number of terrorists entering our country. Look for this situation to get worse very soon in Afghanistan and the not so distant future in America. The thought crossing my mind often is this working exactly as planned might be the only genuine truth coming from this administration, just the context is wrong.

  • JC Holland

    08/27/2021 07:15 AM


    Why are the leaders of the VFW, AL, etc.... all silent on the inept socialist General's leading our military? They of all people should be shouting from the rooftops about what is going on.

    Also, you and every other talking head conservative need to stop saying American's are feed up with Biden, Soros, Pelosi, etc..... Why? Because at least half the population is clueless. My liberal friends only watch MSM and they actually think Biden is doing great and I'm an idiot. They think he is leading an incredible airlift to save all those lives. None of them realize Biden and his handlers are the ones who put those lives in danger. They also think tens of thousands of those rescued are American based on the MSM spin.

    So when you make the general statement that American's are fed up, you are wrong. At least half of them are still clueless.

  • Anne Turner

    08/26/2021 10:30 PM

    Surely this must be all a dream, like “Dallas”. This cannot be happening to my country. Say its not so Mike. Seriously, thank you for bringing us the real news and for also taking care in clarifying your humor and asides. Right now your newsletters are the only news I trust. I know you and you staff have been working extra hard today trying to get news out of Afghanistan.

    When one thinks that the evil faction of those calling themselves Muslim believe that their actions will get them into paradise, it is chilling. As a believing Christian, I do not trust any religious fanatics. They seem to think that the worst atrocities are pleasing to God, or Allah. It also gives a very terrible vision of Muslims, the majority of whom are not like the Taliban, etal.

    If Manchin, one of my Senators does not reject this voting bill, he will be toast in WV. Of course, he could win from cheating but this is a small state and fairly easy to monitor. Many people in WV are not as well educated as some but I, as a retirement transplant, know that they are hard working principled people for the most part. It is interesting that the blue collar trades people that come to fix things in my house are well informed conservatives. They tend to be better informed, and have a better understanding, than many of my degreed friends of both parties. These are hard working skilled people for whom .I have great respect. Too bad our elites don’t have that same respect for good people.

    All one has to do is look at the Old Testament and world history texts to see what has happened to flourishing countries and states that have become spoiled and decadent. That is now us. Our military must be at an all time low morale.

  • George Reynolds

    08/26/2021 09:57 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, I read news articles (one even from Newsmax) that say that five people were killed as a result of the Jan. 6 fiasco. If I'm not mistaken, only Ashli Babbit died (was killed). One Policeman died the next day of natural causes, and I heard that three others had committed suicide. HOw can they say that five were killed IN the Jan. 6 event?

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/26/2021 08:19 PM

    Thank you