Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- Biden Meets Reality
- Facebook Censors Newsom Recall Campaign
- The Real Attitude Of Liberal Elites
- Tragic Anniversary
- A "David Versus Goliath" Story
- New Test
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Biden Meets Reality
By Mike Huckabee
The media love to talk about all those poor, deluded Trump voters who just don’t realize how misinformed they are and how much they need to be “deprogrammed.” Funny, I’m one of those, and I read news and talk to newsmakers for a living, so I don’t feel brainwashed and misinformed. Those might be the terms I’d use for anyone who actually listens to the leftwing propaganda outlets that think anyone who questions leftist policies that have brought nothing but failure, oppression, starvation, poverty, corruption and misery everywhere they’ve been tried for the past century is deluded.
In short, each side thinks the other is deluded, but our side is the only one who can prove it.
Mark Ellis at PJ Media has a great column that bolsters my prediction that Biden’s biggest enemy won’t be Republicans but reality.
That’s already coming true as Biden voters who thought they were getting “normality” are instead watching with shock as a deluge of executive orders is destroying their jobs, raising fuel prices and advancing a radical leftist agenda on the environment, illegal immigration, speech, abortion and trans-rights that’s going to make their lives and the lives of their families infinitely worst. They’re being shaken from their cozy delusions about the Democratic Party in the violent manner of a sleepwalker who was jolted awake by cannon fire.
As Ellis spells out, if you feel betrayed by Biden’s orders now, wait until the consequences start showing up in your everyday life. He lists a few that are coming that should help shake off any remaining delusions about what you were just bilked into electing.
Facebook Censors Newsom Recall Campaign
By Mike Huckabee
Facebook has banned ads for Reform California, a grassroots group promoting a petition to recall the state’s tragically awful Governor, Gavin Newson. Scott Hounsell at Redstate.com has an amusingly blunt account of this latest attempt to censor conservatives and protect incompetent leftists.
It’s not clear what rationale Facebook has for this censorship, but leftist politicians and media have tried to falsely tie the group to the violence at the Capitol (remember when liberals were against guilt by association? Those were the days!) Reform California describes itself as the real peaceful “resistance.” It seems when conservatives peacefully exercise their right to petition the government for redress of grievances, they’re “inciting violence and insurrection,” while leftists attacking cops and burning down buildings is “democracy in action.”
Well, since Facebook won’t let them pay to tell you about the petition campaign, I consider that newsworthy. So it’s my duty to share their website with you. You might want to share it with everyone you know, too, especially everyone in California.
And in the interest of being thorough, here’s another recall petition website.
Say, on an entirely different subject, if you happen to be fed up with Facebook and want to leave, but you’d like to save all your posted photos and videos first, here’s a tutorial on how to do that. If you’re sticking with Facebook but want to tighten privacy settings to keep Mark Zuckerburg from mining your data, there are also tips for that, too.
The Real Attitude Of Liberal Elites
By Mike Huckabee
Good piece by Noah Rothman at Commentary Magazine about how the dismissive “just get a different, green job” comments by Pete Buttigieg and John Kerry betray the real attitude of liberal elitists toward American workers. They have no more interest or understanding of how working Americans live than a dog understands cats. They see people not as individuals with their own skills, desires, experiences, values, hopes and ambitions, but as cogs to be moved around as needed to create their grand “Green New Deal” vision.
The title is perfect: “You Will Be Assimilated.” For those who don’t watch “Star Trek,” that’s what the Borg, a robotic hivemind civilization, say to every culture they encounter: you will be taken over and turned into robots to serve the collective. Rothman also makes a great point about the cruel irony of Biden’s people saying that workers need to make better choices of jobs. It’s frighteningly clear that to them, your choices are utterly irrelevant.
By Mike Huckabee
Thursday was the 35th anniversary of the tragic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which took the lives of the entire crew, including the first civilian astronaut, “teacher in space” Christa McAuliffe. Steven F. Hayward at the Wall Street Journal has a fine article about that terrible day when the Challenger crew, as President Reagan put it, “‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’” He also recalls how Reagan handled that tragedy and brought Americans together, but also reminded us that the future belongs to the brave who are willing to take great risks.
This is behind a paywall, but if you don’t have a WSJ subscription, you can read a lengthy excerpt at Instapundit. If you do have a subscription, you can click through to the full article.
A "David Versus Goliath" Story
By Mike Huckabee
The “David takes down Goliath” story of the day traders on the website Reddit who ran up GameStop’s stock price and cost a short-selling hedge firm that was hoping to bankrupt the company nearly $3 billion continues to reverberate.
For instance, the Robinhood small trader platform barred trades in GameStop, AMC and some other companies. Some analysts accused the CEO of destroying his own company by betraying its users to protect hedge funds, while others pointed out that the real clients of Robinhood are hedge funds that pay for data on how people are trading. Either way, Robinhood appears to be robbing the poor to give to the rich, which is the same longstanding situation on Wall Street that the Reddit crowd set out to upend.
Robinhood is already facing multiple lawsuits, including a class action suit, for allegedly colluding to protect institutional investors and harm retail investors.
Now, we also have Nancy Pelosi and other government figures suggesting an investigation of the Reddit traders, as if it’s their business to punish investors for daring to make a profit at the expense of the Wall Street vultures who fund their campaigns, and for using their own tactics against them.
As Instapundit reminds us, Senators got advance briefings on the coronavirus before the public and sold off millions in stock, and that didn’t result in any consequences or new regulations. But then, the people on Reddit aren’t Senators or hedge fund billionaires. They’re just American citizens, so why should they think they have the right to follow the same rules as the elites?
And here’s the least surprising news of the day: President Biden’s Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has big money connections to the hedge fund.
For a MUST-READ article on this story, I direct you to Matt Taibbi, a liberal reporter formerly for Rolling Stone, but one who has lately been distinguishing himself for his bravery in reporting honestly in contradiction of leftist narratives, especially about double standards on free speech and financial laws. Taibbi not only explains what’s going on now, but gives a great history on how the predatory practices on Wall Street laid the groundwork for the fed-up small investors using those same practices to turn the tables.
This story is evidence that there are some things liberals and conservatives, even AOC and me, can agree on, like our lack of sympathy for the billionaire stock manipulators crying about losing in the casino they created. As Taibbi puts it, “The only thing ‘dangerous’ about a gang of Reddit investors blowing up hedge funds is that some of us reading about it might die of laughter.”
Incidentally, I think one of the most important lessons from this tale is that while the billionaire elites think they run us, there are a lot more of us, and if we combine our economic power, we are more powerful than them.
So when you hear of retail stores firing conservative employees or dropping products like MyPillow because of the founders’ political beliefs, you might want to remind them that they are ticking off 75 million (possibly former) customers. I don’t know why, say, Bed Bath & Beyond would want to lose the business of 75 million hard-working Trump voters who actually care about having nice homes to placate a relative handful of loudmouthed Twitter trolls, many of whom (as I can guess from close exposure to some of them) live in their moms' basements and never even take a bath.
By Mike Huckabee
China has unveiled a COVID-19 test that involves an anal swab. I hope they tested it on the communist leaders of China, and that it required a pool cue instead of a Q-Tip, preferably a pool cue with a lot of splinters.