Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Recall Gavin Newsom
- New House Apportionment
- John Kerry In The News
- Despite The Evidence, BLM Pushes Anti-Cop Narrative
- The Biden Definition Of “Neanderthal”
- Reader Writes...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
Psalms 83:18 KJV
Recall Gavin Newsom Update
By Mike Huckabee
The drive to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom got enough verified signatures to make it onto the ballot. Signers do have 30 days to change their minds and remove their signatures, but I don’t see that happening.
Newsom and his backers vow to fight hard against the recall to preserve the progress they’ve achieved in turning California into a Third World nation, complete with a feudal very rich/very poor society, bad sanitation, homelessness, lawlessness, rampant drug abuse, violent gangs, shuttered businesses, corrupt and out-of-control government, unreliable power supply and the return of medieval diseases. Good luck fitting all that on a bumper sticker.
The political “experts” assure us that Newsom has a high approval rating among Californians (man, they DID legalize pot!) and should survive easily. I wouldn’t be too certain. Everyone made jokes about Arnold Schwarzenegger ever replacing Grey Davis until it happened. And Davis, for all his shortcomings, didn’t deliberately shut down the economy for a year and try to criminalize going to church while he was partying at fancy French restaurants like Marie Antoinette. She probably never thought she’d be recalled, either.
New House Apportionment
By Mike Huckabee
The results of the 2020 Census are in, and they could help erase the Democrats’ tiny majority in the House.
Due to so many people voting with their feet to flee blue states for red states, Texas will get two more House seats and Trump-supporting Florida, Montana and North Carolina will each pick up one.
On the other hand, Ohio and West Virginia, which went for Trump in 2020, will each lose one seat, and Biden-backing Colorado and Oregon will gain one each. But Biden-supporting swing states Pennsylvania and Michigan and solidly blue California, Illinois and New York will all lose one seat each (New York reportedly fell short by just 89 people!)
That adds up to a net gain of three seats for red states and a net loss of one seat for blue states, in an election where Republicans just need to pick up five seats to take back the House. Although I hope and expect that they will pick up more than that.
One caveat: Republicans in red states should clearly and repeatedly remind the newcomers that they came there to flee destructive leftist policies, so don’t vote for them to ruin your new home. They should point to oil- and gas-rich Texas, where a reliance on wind power led to California-style blackouts during a historic cold snap. The Democrats keep threatening to “Turn Texas Blue” and for a week or so, their policies accomplished it.
John Kerry In The News
By Mike Huckabee
The New York Times reportedly obtained leaked audio in which Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was shocked when then-Secretary of State John Kerry revealed to him that Israel had attacked Iranian targets in Syria more than 200 times.
Biden press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to comment when asked about the story, but Kerry called the allegations “unequivocally false” and insisted it never happened. There are also claims that this information had already been made public by that time.
Personally, I’m torn on what to believe. It wouldn’t be all that surprising to learn that Kerry was leaking confidential information about our ally Israel to Iran, considering an article in February in the Washington Times alleging that Kerry was working with Iran to undermine the Trump Administration, encouraging Iran to resist making any deals until the Democrats could get back in power. I said at the time that if that could be verified, we would finally have a clear-cut violation of the Logan Act. Of course, we’ll never see that test case because Biden got in, and Kerry is now safely flying around to climate change conferences on his private jet, lecturing us about the CO2 emissions from our barbecue grills.
On the other hand, considering this latest story came from the New York Times, that does increase my skepticism. Maybe they’re finally branching out and running fake news about Democrats, too.
Update on the “John Kerry Leaking To Iran” allegation: Kerry says it is unequivocally false and never happened, and his supporters add that when it happened, it was no big deal. Also, this is rightwing media fake news that came in the form of a quote from an Iranian official in the New York Times. Okay then, who else is convinced?
Despite The Evidence, BLM Pushes Anti-Cop Narrative
By Mike Huckabee
Black Lives Matter is promoting the narrative that Ma’Khia Bryant was an innocent young black girl thoughtlessly shot down by a racist Columbus cop, but mounting evidence indicates otherwise.
Body cam and surveillance camera footage show that Bryant was fighting with two other girls when the officer arrived, she ignored shouted orders to get down, and she was charging at one of the other girls with a knife in her hand, threatening to stab her, when the officer fired.
Despite the media support (and social media censorship) that might convince you that everyone agrees with BLM’s claims of “racist cops mowing down innocent black people everywhere," there are indications that it’s not going over that well, even in the black community. A new CBS News/YouGov poll found that 70% of black Americans believe their local police are doing a good job. That includes 17% who say they’re doing a “very good” job.
Hispanics support their local police by 77-22%, whites by 82-18%, and overall support for local police is a lopsided 79-21%. So how did condemning the police become the only opinion that anyone’s allowed to express in public? Not only is the tail tagging the dog, but it’s a stub tail.
Even far-left Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison admitted on “60 Minutes” that the Derek Chauvin verdict was based on bad policing, and that Chauvin wasn’t also charged with a hate crime because there was no evidence that he acted the way he did because of George Floyd’s race.
Meanwhile, LeBron James’ now-deleted tweet targeting that Columbus cop (“You’re next”) continues to draw blowback. For instance, he gave a snarky response on Twitter to news that an Ohio bar has banned NBA games on their TV until he’s expelled from the league, which prompted this great mic-drop response from a police officer.
And Idaho cop Nate Silvester went viral with a brutally hilarious video in which he acted out how police critics like James expect cops to deal with violent suspects. This is today’s MUST-SEE VIDEO.
This is what you might see on “Saturday Night Live” if it were still in the topical comedy business instead of the leftist propaganda business.
I have a suggestion for all the blue city mayors and council members, all the anti-cop activists and all the armchair police reform experts on Twitter. I’ll listen to your ideas on how cops can peacefully negotiate with dangerous, violent criminals who might be fired up on drugs, without ever using a weapon or physical force, but only after you do this:
Spend one week doing a ride-along in a patrol car in the most dangerous, crime and gang-plagued part of your city. Every time it’s necessary to walk up to a darkened car and tap on the window, or knock on a knife-scarred door in a gang-graffiti-covered apartment building, or break up a fight, you get to be the one who handles it. You can explain to the suspect that you are unarmed and have no intention of using force, but you would really appreciate it if he/she would peacefully put down that weapon and/or crack pipe and come along voluntarily.
If you’re still alive at the end of the week, then I’ll listen to your ideas on police reform. Although by then, I strongly suspect that they will be very different from the ideas you held before you did this. I suspect you will be like the great comedian Richard Pryor, who once said that he used to think it was terrible that we put people in prisons. Then he shot a movie in an actual prison and spent time talking to the convicts. He said, “Now my attitude is, ‘Thank GOD we have prisons!’”
The Biden Definition Of "Neanderthal"
By Mike Huckabee
Remember when President Biden accused Governors who lifted state mask mandates of “Neanderthal thinking”? Well, those states like Texas have seen no resurgence of COVID cases. Meanwhile, it’s been reported that both Biden and VP Kamala Harris have not attended a single weekly telephone COVID briefing with state governors. Trump’s Administration had 40 such meetings, with Trump, whom I’m sure Biden would also call a Neanderthal, participating in eight and Mike Pence leading 39.
Apparently, the Biden definition of “Neanderthal” is “leaders who actually do their jobs.”
So if Biden and Harris are AWOL, who’s leading the state meetings on COVID? If you said, “Andrew Cuomo” intending it as a joke, then you were inadvertently correct.
A Reader Writes Back...
Yes, I agree term limits would solve a lot of problems! Those politicians get too comfortable with fat checks and become power hungry! Drain the swamp!
America's history is full of inspirational people. Our "Inspirational Americans" series will profile 32 of them. Today's inspirational American is Billy Graham.
“Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. Christianity is not a white man’s religion, and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; He belongs to the whole world.”
“When my decision for Christ was made…the direction of my life was changed. I’m not going to Heaven because I’ve read the Bible, nor because I’ve preached to a lot of people, I’m going to Heaven because of what Christ did.”
- Billy Graham