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July 2, 2022
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BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Please have a safe, fun and patriotic Fourth of July! My staffers will be off next week for a well-deserved break, but keep checking in daily. We’ve prepared lots of great material in advance, and we’ll have a daily round-up of the latest news. And as always, if anything major happens, everyone will drop their hot dogs and sparklers and rush back to their PCs to keep you informed. Thank you for subscribing and I hope you enjoy today’s newsletter. 

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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

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“Huckabee” Preview

Get your Fourth of July weekend off to an explosive start with a newsmaking new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! Former Trump aide Peter Navarro will finally join me to talk about the January 6th Committee and its egregious abuses of power. Compass Care CEO Jim Harden will talk about the threats against pro-life pregnancy centers. One of my favorite people, the hilarious Chonda Pierce, returns to the show. We’ll have a behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest Fourth of July fireworks shows in America. And we’ll top it off with the music of rising Christian music star, Riley Clemmons.

We’ll light the fuse on this great show at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


Even worse

Remember last month, when it was reported that the US economy shrank at an annual rate of 1.5% in the first quarter of 2022, and everyone said, “Ooh, this is bad.” Well, that number has now been revised. It actually shrank by 1.6%.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2022/06/29/us-economy-shrank-worse-than-expected-16-last-quarter-as-recession-fears-grow/?sh=1f64c77e5fd7


Bird brain

Just when you think identity politics can’t get any loopier, meet the woman on TikTok who claims she and another woman close to her identify as birds – a cardinal and a blue jay respectively – because birds “don’t inherently have a gender.”

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/06/30/in-the-atmosphere-of-identity-the-skys-the-limit-swoon-to-the-sweet-song-of-bird-gender-n587157

I hate to break this to her, but birds do have a gender. The females lay eggs. I think this bird just laid an egg with this TikTok post. As noted at the link, she’s not a cardinal, she’s a cuckoo.


“Lightyear” bombs at the box office

“Lightyear,” Disney’s latest attempt to push wokeness on children, bombed in its opening weekend and has dropped 65% since then. But many “Toy Story” fans were also upset that Disney didn’t let rare Hollywood conservative Tim Allen reprise the voice of Buzz Lightyear, the role he created. Allen has now addressed that, and while he was quite diplomatic, it’s obvious he wasn’t wounded at not being asked to be part of this film (“I’ve stayed out of this.”)

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/06/30/it-has-no-relationship-to-buzz-tim-allen-gives-a-thumbs-down-to-lightyear-spinoff-n587129


Not missing much

I have a feeling you’ve never heard of the singer Halsey. But the way she harangues her own fans who walked out of a concert when she started lecturing them about abortion rights, I doubt you’ll have to worry about missing out on her long future career.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/halsey-fans-leave-concert-singer-voices-pro-choice-views-onstage-arizona


You need to read this

PJ Media has an exclusive article by J. Christian Adams that I’m not even going to try to summarize. It’s about what the Public Interest Legal Foundation turned up with a series of Freedom of Information Act Requests and the suspicious connections and interactions between progressive funders, leftwing groups, big corporations, federal authorities and state election officials. Zuckerbucks were only the tip of the iceberg. If you care about ever being able to trust elections again, read it all.

https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2022/06/30/foias-reveal-progressive-money-fueling-fbi-doj-leftist-activist-and-election-official-coordination-n1609558


See you in court

New York’s Democrat officials seem determined to ignore the Supreme Court and continue pushing for more gun restrictions, despite having just been slapped down. Attorney General Letitia James is showing the same regard for the law in going after gun makers that she is in her great white whale hunt for Donald Trump. Click the link to see a must-read response to her from a gun rights legal organization.  

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2022/06/30/in-scathing-letter-firearms-policy-coalition-promises-to-take-ny-ag-letitia-james-up-on-her-well-see-you-in-court-offer-n586851


Huck’s Hero Video

Here’s a valuable lesson for anyone thinking of assaulting a 7-11 clerk. Don’t do it in front of a black belt Jiu-Jitsu instructor who came in to buy Slushies for his kids. You might end up with your arms tied like a 7-11 pretzel.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/06/30/watch-man-assaults-7-eleven-worker-jiu-jitsu-master-ties-him-into-a-pretzel-n586549


More bad poll news for Democrats

The latest CBS News poll found that the issues of highest priority for voters are inflation, the economy and crime. Their lowest priority: investigating the January 6th riot.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/06/29/adam-schiff-hardest-hit-as-bad-news-for-capitol-riot-obsessed-dems-gets-even-worse-n586373


More on this American hero

I reported yesterday on the sad news that the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams, had died at 98, and I shared the video of his appearance on “Huckabee.” But a hero like that deserves more than one day of tributes, so here’s another great article about his amazing life, his bravery and his humility.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/06/30/light-on-our-path-americas-last-living-wwii-medal-of-honor-recipient-leaves-a-shining-example-n586611


Good judgement in Hollywood

West Hollywood is known as Los Angeles’ gayest neighborhood. It’s also one of the most affluent, and most liberal. And since the city council just decided to respond to a 137% increase in crime by defunding the police department, I have a feeling it’s about to become known as one of the most dangerous. But don’t worry: they’re replacing the cops with “safety ambassadors.” They call it “re-imagining public safety.” I commend them on their vivid imaginations.

https://redstate.com/jimthompson/2022/06/29/west-hollywood-defunds-police-for-safety-ambassadors-n586404

Also noted in that story: while slashing the police budget, West Hollywood tripled the budget for its Russian Arts Festival. This is why the word “Hollywood” has become synonymous with good judgement and intelligent priorities.


It’s official

Disney is no longer in the children’s entertainment business. Now, they’re just TRYING to see if they can get Walt to spin in his grave.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/06/30/disney-cant-stop-series-features-a-robot-getting-tampon-advice-from-a-trans-man-n586560


Vital necessities

All that deficit spending that the Democrats packed into the “American Rescue Plan” has fueled runaway inflation, but at least it helped pay for vital necessities. Like $825,000 for “oral historians” to research…”anti-racism” and “Latinx histories”?!  Or $359,097 for the NEH to create a "multiplatform project exploring the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine." Or $50,000 for “reopening programs that teach Indigenous canoe-building and explore pre-colonial sea life."  

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/825k-american-rescue-plan-funds-oral-historians-researching-anti-racism-latinx

Well, that was certainly worth making food much more expensive. Let’s all pray that the next election rescues America from these people before we're all up a creek of red ink without a canoe.


Oops

Sure, let’s have the government keep more records on law-abiding gun owners. They’re responsible and trustworthy, right? It’s a “common sense” gun law. What could possibly go wrong? Whoops!

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2022/06/29/californias-attorney-general-leaks-names-home-addresses-of-gun-carriers-including-cops-judges-n1609189


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  • Gary Stilwell

    07/03/2022 01:56 AM

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  • Anne Turner

    07/02/2022 07:10 PM

    Tucker Carlson said it best when he remarked that the leftists take all the joy out of life.

    I would like to be as clear as I can be: we do not know everything about science, but we do know about the genes and DNA of the human body. We know that there are some genes called X and Y. Babies born with two X genes are female. Babies born with an X and a Y are male. All the hormones and surgery in the works cannot change that. The human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. How is it possible for children, many of whom are pre-puberty, to decide that they need to take powerful hormones and undergo drastic surgery that will change their lives forever and render them unable to function normally? How I it possible that parents who are legally held responsible for the welfare of their children have nothing to say about their child undergoing these procedures? How is it possible that highly educated doctors cannot fathom that children often get ideas that change weekly, if not daily? How can they think that mental issues will be cured by these drastic procedures? How can they not understand that children are highly suggestible.? This simply makes no sense to a thoughtful person who has ever read a book on biology. This country needs a mega giant mental hospital.

  • C. Martin

    07/02/2022 06:25 PM

    "A woman on TikTok who claims she and another woman close to her identify as birds – a cardinal and a blue jay respectively – because birds 'don’t inherently have a gender.'"

    Product of the public schooling system, that. And possibly a product of the liberal indoctrination debt-mill known as "college." Also - if I identify as a hamster does that mean I no longer have to pay taxes? Because hamsters aren't legally required to pay taxes. Ergo, if my "authentic self" is a hamster, I ought to be exempt from paying so much as a cent of the taxes which fund this corrupt regime's efforts to destroy the liberties, culture, traditions and history of America and the Western World at the behest of their globalist Davos masters.

  • Paul Kern

    07/02/2022 05:08 PM

    Both sad and scary to see how many feds bought off by dark money. Sitting in smoke filled backrooms scheming like the pagan priests of Jerusalem in ancient Israel. Only God can deliver us now and hHis Church needs to take a stand.
    I guess the Marxist judge Brown is a shemale as they say on the streets. A little of both sexes!

  • kathy anderson

    07/02/2022 03:58 PM

    for all the everything woke gender pronoun , animal , mineral or lettuce, why dont we offer a DC10 or two too transport them to Afganistan to enlighten the Afgani government.