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March 18, 2022
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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Hunter's laptop: media guilty of election interference
  • HOORAY DOLLY, RIP BOBBIE NELSON
  • And much more

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Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE

When you pass through the waters,

I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,

you will not be burned;

the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 43:2

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3. Hunter's laptop: media guilty of election interference

Warning to all “fact”-checkers and online content moderators (censors): This commentary discusses the theme of election interference, specifically in the 2020 presidential election. And it's all demonstrably true. While some on the left like to rail about supposed “voter suppression,” there’s something else that really can and does affect the outcome of elections, and that’s why it’s used. I’m talking about voter INFORMATION suppression. Voters need information, and to deny them this is to deceive them. We’re tired of the lies.

A poll from the Media Research Center a few weeks after the election in seven key swing states showed that, among the Biden voters who were unaware of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and some others such as the Tara Reid allegations, a full 16 percent said that if they’d known, they would not have voted for Biden. They included 4 percent who would have switched and voted for Trump, another 4 percent voting for a third candidate, and another 4 percent not voting for President. Another 5 percent would not have gone to the polls at all. Then there were 5 percent who just wouldn’t answer the question.

https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/alexander-watson/poll-shows-media-censorship-cheated-voters-vital-info-robbed

Recall that the great Miranda Devine of the New York Post broke the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop, abandoned by him at a Delaware computer repair shop, and later wrote a bestselling book –- highly recommended –- called LAPTOP FROM HELL. Of course, readers of this newsletter know all about what was on Hunter Biden’s laptop and don’t need a refresher. Along with incredible debauchery surrounding Hunter’s personal life, it contained startling information about the Biden family’s foreign business dealings.

Major news outlets such The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico and NPR suppressed the story before the 2020 election, with the NYT calling it “unsubstantiated” even in September of 2021. Later the Times re-edited that story for their archives but did not issue a formal correction.

But on Wednesday, deep into an inside-page story about Hunter Biden’s taxes being under federal investigation, they quietly acknowledged the legitimacy of the laptop story, saying that files from Hunter’s laptop had been “authenticated.”

To the surprise of no one, major TV networks other than FOX News didn’t even seem to notice, though we may safely assume they did. But on Thursday, the NY Post editorial board had this response, a must-read:

https://nypost.com/2022/03/17/the-times-finally-admits-hunter-bidens-laptop-is-real/?utm_campaign=iphone_nyp&utm_source=Slack

Recall that Hunter’s former partner on some China business deals, Tony Bobulinksi, came forward in the fall of 2020, right after Devine had broken the story, and confirmed that the Hunter emails bearing his name were real. (He was also interviewed by the FBI.) “How did the Times [finally] authenticate the laptop?” asks the NYP board. “It doesn’t say...No facts have changed since fall 2020. They knew the laptop was real from the start. They just didn’t want to say so."

The Post editorial board also mentioned the meeting between Joe Biden and an official from Burisma, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company that had hired Hunter and his partner Devon Archer to be on its board. The Times had cast doubt on this meeting as well, they said, simply by quoting a Biden campaign spokesperson who said it the meeting wasn’t on his official schedule. Well, if a Biden campaign spokesperson says so...!  But Devine can document that it must have taken place.

(Note: We’re not linking to NYT stories on this because it is a subscription service that only pretends to be reporting the news. You’d actually have to give them money even to read one article.)

Sixteen months after Joe Biden was elected –- barely squeaking by in key battleground states –- the Times felt it was safe to quietly mention that the laptop was “authenticated.” Can you even imagine what their reporting on this would have been like in October 2020 if such a laptop had belonged to someone in Donald Trump’s family? It would have been more frenzied than a drug-fueled orgy at Chateau Marmont, one of Hunter’s favorite places to party in Los Angeles.

Speaking of must-read commentaries, Matt Vespa at Townhall has a great one, pointing out that the Hunter Biden laptop story was THE “October Surprise” of the 2020 election, buried by the liberal news media and smeared by the same people who peddled the Steele “dossier” and the whole nonsensical Russian hoax in 2016.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/03/17/reckoning-all-the-crow-the-liberal-media-will-eat-over-hunter-biden-story-should-choke-them-out-n2604702?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky2

How many times does it have to happen? In story after story, we’ve got it right and they’re shown to be wrong, and they just keep trying to keep the lies going. Vespa points out that when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about this on Thursday, she could only weakly deflect. “I would point you to the Department of Justice,” she said, “and also to Hunter Biden’s representatives. He doesn’t work in government.” That’s irrelevant, Jen, and you know it.

Of course, in this era when so many are (unwisely) getting their news from social media, it wasn’t enough that newspapers such as the Times were suppressing information before the election. Twitter had to help, too, and they did, by actively censoring the Post for days, punishment for daring to report their true story. “Twitter banned us for supposedly publishing ‘hacked materials’ that weren’t hacked,” the editorial board said. “The company’s CEO apologized, but by that point, they had accomplished what they wanted. Like the Times, they cast enough doubt to avoid making their preferred candidate look bad.”

In October of 2020, readers of the Post (and this newsletter, of course) knew “that Hunter Biden pursued business deals in Europe and Asia” to the tune of billions of dollars, and that he “may have leveraged his father’s position as Vice President to do it.” There was much more, as you’re aware, such as the reference to setting aside 10 percent of the spoils for “the big guy.” But Twitter and other social media did what they could to contain all of this.

And the term “Russian disinformation” (used interchangeably with “misinformation” because many so-called journalists don’t even seem to know the distinction) was everywhere. Biden himself blamed Russia, in a presidential debate. Thursday night, Tucker Carlson had a great interview with Miranda Devine and also aired a fun montage of “journalists” and public officials repeating variations of the same "Russian disinformation" talking point over and over.

We couldn’t find a clip of just that segment posted yet; here’s the whole episode with the segment starting at 24:30.

https://100percentfedup.com/trumps-response-to-hunter-laptop-story-being-confirmed-by-nyts-is-pure-gold-video/


4. HOORAY DOLLY, RIP BOBBIE NELSON

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

Here’s yet another reason to love Dolly Parton: she requested that her name be removed from this year’s nominees for the “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame. Dolly was at #4 out of five open slots on the fan vote board and feared she might beat out someone who actually belongs there. She’s one of the greatest country singer/songwriters of all time, but she’s not a rock musician and she and everyone else (except the Rock Hall of Fame board, apparently) knows it.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/dolly-parton-removes-herself-rock-roll-hall-of-fame-nomination

Her request was humble and generous toward other artists, as is typical of Dolly, but it could also be read as subtly chiding the Hall of Fame for its notorious habit of nominating people who don’t belong there while snubbing those who obviously do (I’ve previously noted the long list of those who’ve been inexplicably snubbed, including Jethro Tull, the Guess Who, the Monkees, Blue Oyster Cult, the Jam and Meat Loaf, while the Sugar Hill Gang, Tupac Shakur, Laura Nyro, Janet Jackson, Madonna and Jay-Z are all in.) Dolly nicely wrote that her husband has always wanted her to cut a rock album, and she hopes they’ll consider her again if she ever does that.

Not-nice subtext: “I’ve NEVER made a rock album, Einsteins!”

Now, let’s hope Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick and Eminem follow suit. Nothing against any of these artists, but like Dolly, they don’t make rock music and they know it.

I’m also sad to have to report that Willie Nelson’s sister, Bobbie Nelson, has died at 91.

https://www.keranews.org/arts-culture/2022-03-11/bobbie-nelson-willie-nelsons-sister-and-bandmate-dead-at-91

She was his first band member and the pianist for his iconic band for decades. She could play whatever style Willie’s songs required, from old time gospel to rollicking honky-tonk to Great American Songbook. Willie recently wrote of how she always looked after her little brother, and that she was a “genuine piano prodigy,” far more of a musical prodigy than he was. Check out that story from the Dallas public TV station KERA to learn more about this remarkable lady who contributed so much to Willie’s musical legacy from just outside the spotlight, and to see a rare sample of her performing all on her own.


5. A head’s up

There’s a forecast for severe weather the next few days across large parts of the US. Depending on where you are, the threats range from snow to tornadoes. Please watch your local weather news and be prepared if you’re in the path of the storms.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/severe-stormy-weather-tornadoes-forecast-us


6. News bulletins on the Russia-Ukraine war

Here is the link to today’s breaking news bulletins on the Russia-Ukraine war:

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/ukraine-russia-live-updates-03-18-2022

The top story from the last 24 hours: Vladimir Putin gave a speech that suggested he’s not thinking about any ceasefire or peace agreements so much as doubling down on the bogus claims of Ukraine’s threat to Russia and cracking down on his own people who don’t support his attack. 

In an ominous echo of the old paranoid Stalin days, he’s already ordered the arrests of some of his own top military officers who’ve shown insufficient loyalty and made it clear there’s more purging to come. He both attempted to rally Russian support for his invasion and threatened Russian oligarchs, or anyone else, who doesn’t support him fully, referring to them as “scum and traitors.”

The question is whether this projects the iron fisted control that Putin thinks it does or signals that he’s secretly terrified that he’s made a big mistake and has to bluster his way out of it to survive. Redstate.com has a good analysis of the speech, plus video and a full transcript. Fair warning, it’s via Google Translate, so maybe don’t take every word literally.

https://redstate.com/streiff/2022/03/17/putins-scum-and-traitors-speech-sounds-more-like-flop-sweat-and-desperation-than-bold-confident-leadership-n537363


7. Biden’s policies are leading us to this

What more could the Biden Administration do to undermine the US economy? How about helping to end the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency? That would lead to catastrophic results, so of course, this White House is pursuing policies that are making it more likely to occur.

https://lidblog.com/we-could-lose-the-petrodollar/


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  • Jerry

    03/19/2022 11:21 AM

    The western msm criticized tucker Carlson on raising questions about Putin and Russia this coming from a media that cancels speech it doesn’t promote the msm has not been accurate for decades talk about propaganda outlets turn your tv’s and radio’s and read your newspapers if you want propaganda western news organizations are your source to go to I believe Russian and Chinese outlets and western outlets should be classified as propaganda outlets

  • Jerry

    03/19/2022 10:25 AM

    The msm the big tech companies the Democratic Party ripped President Trump on a daily basis while Trump did everything he could to keep America from being in the the shape it is in today. Today the msm puts all its focus on Putin and Ukraine not much is talked about the war on America the White House has declared on the citizens of the United States our streets in major cities are destroyed by homeless people our citizens bank accounts are under attacked by inflation our food source is going to be almost unaffordable this fall and into next year not a word or a way to stop the rising cost of preparing our fields and the harvesting of the nations food source is being discussed not a word from the news Rooms of Fox News none of problems of this country is exposed or any solutions to the major efforts to destroy America by the biden administration

  • Stephen Russell

    03/19/2022 09:39 AM

    Mike I read of Russians:
    Surrendering.
    Shooting selves in legs to avoid Combat

    Can we give them a gift:
    Haberno salsa & chips?
    Yes Habernero salsa USA made

  • Linda Olds

    03/19/2022 03:42 AM

    One thing I find interesting is that 16% of those who voted for Biden wouldn't have voted for him if they'd known about Hunter's laptop. ONLY 16 percent???
    If they knew about the laptop and the information in it, none of them should have voted for Biden, especially as it puts light on JOE Biden's activities and character, not just his son.
    Many people claimed that they voted for Biden because of a desire to return to normalcy and decency and all kinds of good things. I hope they don't believe that the laptop shows any of those qualities.

  • Vernon Thompson

    03/18/2022 11:47 PM

    Climate Change Again!
    Let me give you my analysis and see if I can provoke some more thought. You notice that this is all about Man-Made Global Warming Nee Climate Change. Have you seen any of the nameless, faceless 97% stand up and publicly defend their dire predictions of gloom and doom? If there is anything that should make all of us suspect is a forecast of the future by so-called scientists – many of them drinking at the trough of free money (i.e., Government Grants). Why is this a worldwide phenomenon? I believe it is a plot by the global elites to seize Power and Control – just like the COVID-19 exercise! If in the case of COVID, scientists collected real-time data and had a history of other pandemics to look at and they still screwed it up as we were relying on educated guesses not real science. Political Science prevailed!
    Climate has changed since the beginning of earth. Otherwise, we would have never had the Ice Age and we would be sitting around trying to figure out what to do about Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Pterodactyl sitting on our endangered species list. I cannot think of a study more complicated, more complex, and subject to more external forces than climate. These folks are telling us that the problem is all about man-made changes caused by carbon emissions. Really? Why aren’t we having Congressional hearings and public debate between the gloom and doom scientists and the folks who will give you their name and tell you it is a HOAX! We need the public debate before we allow some group of pin-headed, pea-brained bureaucrats to take over our lives!
    I have done and reviewed enough studies in my lifetime to be suspect of anything that makes a prediction beyond 3-5 years. It will almost always be wrong but you don’t know which direction until it is too late. Can you think of all of the things that we cannot control that affect climate? The sun, solar flares, sun spots, rotation of the earth, volcanic activity are but a few that I can think of. And they are telling us it is all about carbon emissions – GET REAL! In study work that is funded by a defined position there is a tendency to be very optimistic about things that support your views and overlook things that work against your foregone conclusion.
    Time to call it what it is! SUSPECT!!!

  • Vernon Thompson

    03/18/2022 11:44 PM

    Where does this nonsense end?????
    Let me give you my analysis and see if I can provoke some more thought. You notice that this is all about Man-Made Global Warming Nee Climate Change. Have you seen any of the nameless, faceless 97% stand up and publicly defend their dire predictions of gloom and doom? If there is anything that should make all of us suspect is a forecast of the future by so-called scientists – many of them drinking at the trough of free money (i.e., Government Grants). Why is this a worldwide phenomenon? I believe it is a plot by the global elites to seize Power and Control – just like the COVID-19 exercise! If in the case of COVID, scientists collected real-time data and had a history of other pandemics to look at and they still screwed it up as we were relying on educated guesses not real science. Political Science prevailed!
    Climate has changed since the beginning of earth. Otherwise, we would have never had the Ice Age and we would be sitting around trying to figure out what to do about Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Pterodactyl sitting on our endangered species list. I cannot think of a study more complicated, more complex, and subject to more external forces than climate. These folks are telling us that the problem is all about man-made changes caused by carbon emissions. Really? Why aren’t we having Congressional hearings and public debate between the gloom and doom scientists and the folks who will give you their name and tell you it is a HOAX! We need the public debate before we allow some group of pin-headed, pea-brained bureaucrats to take over our lives!
    I have done and reviewed enough studies in my lifetime to be suspect of anything that makes a prediction beyond 3-5 years. It will almost always be wrong but you don’t know which direction until it is too late. Can you think of all of the things that we cannot control that affect climate? The sun, solar flares, sun spots, rotation of the earth, volcanic activity are but a few that I can think of. And they are telling us it is all about carbon emissions – GET REAL! In study work that is funded by a defined position there is a tendency to be very optimistic about things that support your views and overlook things that work against your foregone conclusion.
    Time to call it what it is! SUSPECT!!!

  • Joseph Orsini

    03/18/2022 08:55 PM

    UKRANIANS seem quite capable of guarding borders, so why don't we bring a few thousand of them here to the USA and make them GUARDS on our SOUTHERN BORDER?

  • Anne Turner

    03/18/2022 07:37 PM

    I could not get the evening addition tonight in order to be able to comment. I wanted to see what trans woman was named woman of the year and by whom but that information was deleted from the sight you referenced.

  • James Johnson

    03/18/2022 05:56 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    What do you get when you put an imbecile in charge of a circus? Answer: I don't know, but we're starting to find out, and it's scaring the heck out of us.

    We have survived World Wars. Our nation has suffered many diverse "growing pains." However, in my opinion, we have never suffered from a complete lack of leadership, which fails to inspire an overwhelming majority of citizens with a minimum of confidence in that leadership—until today.

    I am seventy-one years of age. When I was a boy, I heard relatives bragging about leaders like the Roosevelts. According to them, both Theodore and Franklin D, even though the former was affiliated with the Republican party (at the time he represented the progressive wing) and the latter was a staunch Democrat who led us to victory in a World War. They were heroes during their own time and through many future generations. They both had the intelligence and the resolve to make the decisions our country required of them. They both "lead" our nation and didn't hide in their basements from that nation. Our present (leader?) only appeared before a television camera, minus an audience, and then awkwardly fumbled through the questions he was asked.

    Today, our President, Joe Biden, fails to inspire. Not just the opposing Political Party, but a majority of the Political Party he represents. Many Democrats only support him because he rid them of the President they simply did not "like." A President who got things done but poked his finger in their "eye" every time they attempted to discredit him. They didn't like his nasty tweets, although their tweets grew even more hostile to the point of being childishly absurd. Many Democrats (and I know some of them) only voted for Biden because there was no one else who was even minimally qualified in the field. And, of course, they "HATED" Trump.

    Now we see what that hate got us. I wonder if those Democrats are proud? I think not. Even the news media who got him elected are now growing tired of having to constantly prop him up. It is becoming apparent in their coverage. They no longer worship him as they did just after his inauguration. I guess they see the media's reactions in other countries. Responses to his lost train of thought and reading the speech from those glass reflectors that reveal someone else's written words to him.

    I apologize, Mr. Huckabee, for the rant, but it has been a long time coming, and it just exploded across the page. Please forgive, but don't forget that many of us feel the same way you do and look forward to reading your words every day.

    jdj

  • Dennis Minella

    03/18/2022 04:58 PM

    Hello Governor. The only question that I would have regarding Democratic voters and the whole Hunter Biden Ukrainian, Chinese, laptop controversy, is "how is it possible in today's day of instant information to NOT know about these factors before casting your vote?". This speaks volumes Democratic voters and their complete lack of investigation into the candidates that they so blindly support. Could it be that the poll is incorrect and the majority of these voters are just "not that bright" or maybe they just have buyers remorse and are too embarrassed to admit it? Regards, Dennis