Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- “Huckabee” Preview
- Major Ukraine Stories we are following
- Even Elon Musk
- And much more
1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
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2. “Huckabee” Preview
With the ice storms and COVID behind me, I’m back in the studio with another new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! Russian-born former intelligence officer Rebekah Koffler, author of “Putin’s Playbook,” will give us some expert insights on the invasion of Ukraine. On the lighter side, we’ll visit “Our Kind of Town” and share some laughs with “In Case You Missed It” and comedian Robert G. Lee. Then get ready for some fantastic music from CMA Musician of the Year, the amazing Jenee Fleenor.
We’ll count it down 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.
3. Major Ukraine Stories we are following
As we continue to pray for the people of Ukraine, here’s today’s link to continually-updated news on the Russian invasion:
Among the major stories: A U.N. agency estimates that 1.45 million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion began. Russia denied an accusation that it violated a temporary ceasefire to protect safe humanitarian corridors for evacuees. NATO rejected imposing a no-fly zone over Ukraine, calling it a “painful decision” but saying that NATO has a responsibility not to escalate the conflict into a wider European war by engaging with Russia in the air or on the ground. Putin said that any no-fly zone imposed by a third party would be viewed as “participation in the armed conflict.”
A reminder that with any fast-breaking news from a war zone, some stories will turn out to be incorrect through honest mistakes and others may be spin or outright propaganda. If journalism is the “first draft of history,” then this is a first draft written under an impossible deadline while bombs are going off, so take everything with a grain of salt until it’s confirmed.
It’s hard to believe that Washington, DC, would have to worry about a fertilizer shortage, but that’s the latest serious threat. Russia produces about 13% of the world’s supply of potash, phosphate and nitrogen for fertilizer. Prices are already rising astronomically, and Russia is reportedly considering withholding exports, which could create worldwide food shortages, if other nations continue their crippling sanctions. All that reliance on imports still looking like a good idea?
In a dramatic show of defiance, the entire staff of Russia’s Dozhd or TV Rain news channel ended their broadcast by walking off the set in protest of the government crackdown on journalists reporting on the invasion of Ukraine.
Friday, Putin signed a new law that could fine or jail journalists for up to 15 years for reporting "fake" news about the military and invasion that conflicts with statements from Russian officials. This includes using the words “war” or “invasion” to describe the war and invasion. TV Rain has been accused of "inciting extremism, abusing Russian citizens, causing mass disruption of public calm and safety, and encouraging protests" by reporting on the attack on Ukraine.
I’m grateful we live in a nation with free speech and the Bill of Rights to protect us from out-of-control tyrants who would bully the media into helping silence people under the guise of them spreading “misinformation” that might “cause confusion or sow mistrust” in the government. Thank God that could never happen here.
In a related story, CNN announced that it will stop broadcasting in Russia due to the new law making it illegal to air “fake news.” Decide for yourselves whether this is a protest or an admission of guilt.
4. New Standards
Friday, President Biden announced new standards for products purchased by the federal government to be considered “made in America. He’s raising the amount of American-made components from 55% to 75%. What a xenophobe!
5. Even Elon Musk
While the Biden Administration insists on putting its “climate change” agenda ahead of American energy independence, affordable fuel and now, world peace and international security, even Elon Musk, who’s become incredibly rich selling electric cars, is urging Biden to drill, baby, drill!
6. Avoid this school like the plague
I know the list is getting longer than a Democrat spending bill, but if you’re a parent with a child who will soon be going to college, add CUNY Law School in New York to the list of universities to avoid like the black plague. Unless you want your kids to lose their right to free speech, be forced to endure radical left indoctrination, and be bullied into silence by leftist fascists with the tacit approval of the administration.
7. Unable to perform
A recurring theme of this newsletter is the left’s inability to perform longterm strategic planning. Their arguments, principles and policies can all reverse on a dime, depending on what’s needed to advance their immediate goal or win the next election and hang on to power. For instance, I’m suffering a little whiplash just from watching them pivot from deriding the Second Amendment and their “deer don’t wear Kevlar vests” cliché to cheering Ukraine handing out rifles to citizens to fight Russian tyranny.
But if you’d like to see a sterling example of obtuseness when it comes to longterm planning, watch them argue that restarting the pipeline projects Biden killed won’t reduce Russian oil imports because they won’t be finished for years; and instead we need to develop “green” energy sources that won’t be available for years.
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