Happy Father's Day! As a subscriber to one of my newsletters, I am sending you my new Sunday Standard Edition. Each Sunday I will email you the top stories that ran on my website for the week that was:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Biden's Cringe-Worthy G7 Showing
- Election fraud gets "Loomerized"; here's a state-by-state look
- AOC: no evidence that Democrat policies like doing away with bail or defunding the police have caused the skyrocketing crime waves
- The Corrosive Effects Of Critical Race Theory Fanatics
- “Get Woke, Go Broke” Update
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 19:19 KJV
Biden's Cringe-Worthy G7 Showing
By Mike Huckabee
President Biden is in Europe, looking for new ways to lead from behind, project weakness and fumble words. At least, if those are his goals, he’s doing a tremendous job. I don’t know what was the most cringe-worthy moment of his G-7 press conference: the part where he confused Syria with Libya, or the part where he said he wouldn’t have a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, defensively claiming that “this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference…” That’s practically an admission that you do see it as a contest and you know you’d lose.
Now, try to imagine Trump being afraid to appear on stage with Putin. The write-up at Redstate.com was even more brutal.
Then there was the blowback over Biden’s seeming acceptance of Putin’s call to exchange Russian cybercriminals if the US would hand over people in America who are wanted by Russia (the trick part: that latter group aren’t necessarily criminals.) That sent Biden’s aides rushing to mop up his mess.
You know the President is projecting more weakness than a solar-powered flashlight at midnight when it’s hardly even worth mentioning his comments about not being allowed to take questions from non-pre-approved reporters because he’s already made that excuse so many times in the past.
These foreign trips that put American leaders on a world stage can either enhance their standing or signal to our enemies that we have weak and ineffective leadership, so it’s safe to get aggressive. God help us because if Kamala Harris’ trips south of the border (but never actually TO the border) have shown her to be painfully Not Ready for Prime Time, Biden’s trip to Europe is flashing the message “Long Past His Shelf Date” like a neon sign.
Meanwhile, whenever Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview, you can’t take what he says at face value. But it can be interesting to hear what he says and the way he says it, to try to figure out the angle he’s playing. For instance, going into a meeting with President Biden, Putin praised his hated predecessor Trump as an “extraordinary, talented individual” and said that Biden is “radically different,” and belittled him as “a career man, he has spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics."
That’s a great example of playing head games to throw off your opponent. It’s also interesting to see how long Putin can string along a reporter who’s bluntly asking him if he’s a killer, dismissing it as nonsense and fake news but somehow never specifically denying it.
Election fraud gets "Loomerized"; here's a state-by-state look
By Mike Huckabee
While we wait for the forensic analysis phase of the Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit to be completed, there’s plenty of other election news around the country.
First, just for fun, let’s go to Tampa, Florida, where congressional candidate Laura Loomer made quite a statement over –- and I do mean literally OVER –- this year’s annual conference of the Florida Supervisors of Elections, Inc., which featured Dominion Voting Systems and the Florida secretary of state. So, what is this organization? According to NATIONAL FILE, on its website it appears to portray itself as a government entity but is a professional, private group that includes Florida's 67 duly-elected supervisors of elections. And since these people are all elected officials, their meetings should be subjected to Florida’s sunshine laws. This conference, however, is closed to the public.
Loomer, quite understandably, has a problem with this, and she decided to make her opinion known with some pretty cool stunts. For example, just as the representative from Dominion Voting Systems was speaking, she had a plane fly over with a banner that read “BIG TECH STOLE THE ELECTION.” I imagine she didn’t have it read “DOMINION STOLE THE ELECTION” because she knew she might get threatened with a lawsuit. So that’s why she didn’t say...“DOMINION STOLE THE ELECTION.”
She also arranged for a very special truck to be right outside the hotel in which the conference was held. The side of this truck had a digital screen that displayed a variety of excellent recommendations for fixing election problems, such as stopping the use of both mail-in ballots and voting machines. If Dominion had a featured speaker there, I guess the issue of scrapping electronic voting wasn’t on the agenda.
Some will call this just a campaign stunt, but it was great. Loomer said, “Floridians deserve full and open transparency regarding any conference or discussions that are taking place concerning elections and election processes in their state. As a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 21st congressional district, combating voter fraud, Big Tech election interference, and improving election integrity are my top platform issues for 2022.”
The story at NATIONAL FILE has video of the plane pulling the “...STOLE THE ELECTION” banner.
But Loomer wasn’t done. On Monday, she published video of a confrontation she had with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link regarding her office’s acceptance of $6.8 million from Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. (She calls that cash “Zuckerbucks.”) Recall that Zuckerberg donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), which, in turn, doled it out to counties all over the country with conditions on how it would be spent. In the video, she tries to get Link to tell her why she hasn’t responded to a letter sent by Loomer two weeks prior that asks when she’s going to return Zuckerberg’s money. Accepting this kind of outside money is now illegal thanks to legislation recently signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, so any money her department has left will by law have to be given back, not saved to use in 2022.
The story and video of this official getting “Loomered” are at the link.
According to the story, Loomer is called by many “the most banned woman in the world” because she’s censored by almost all major social media platforms. No kidding! She appears to wear that label as a badge of honor.
Moving to Fulton County, Georgia –- a huge center of attention right now –- EPOCH TV has a well-sourced video about the security breach that took place at the warehouse holding absentee ballots that were to be unsealed and investigated for possible fraud.
We’ve told you the story leading up to this event: On the basis of compelling sworn affidavits from election workers that physical ballots and the markings on them looked fake, a judge decided to have the ballots unsealed and examined, but at the last minute, county officials and attorneys filed motions to dismiss. The judge had to postpone so he could hear their arguments, so the unsealing was delayed a month, till June 21.
But two days later, the “secure” building was found with its doors wide open, security alarm blaring. The guards who were supposed to be watching the door had left 20 minutes earlier. The lead petitioner for the plaintiffs is now asking to see the security video for the building, to ascertain whether or not the ballots were tampered with.
Also, according to court records, four election workers who were at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena tabulating votes after others, including poll watchers, had been told to leave have been served with notices to appear and give depositions. Finally. And two of them in particular, a mother and daughter, have been ordered to turn over their devices and also a variety of communications for a specified period before and after the election.
Here’s the video, along with a variety of helpful links.
For when you have time, Paul Sperry at REAL CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS has a long and detailed article about why a forensic analysis of the ballots is so important to do in Fulton County. He lays out all the potential problems with the ballots themselves and with the counting. Highly recommended.
Moving on to Pennsylvania, lawmakers there are serious about election reform and have unveiled their House Bill 1300, which calls for ID at every election, but the WASHINGTON EXAMINER says this bill is a “nonstarter for Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative Democrats. At least the effort is underway; it will take more electoral victories to make this happen. In the meantime, they need all the poll watchers they can get.
Finally, moving to (yes) Washington, DC, Attorney General Merrick Garland is apparently looking to crack down on the Maricopa County, Arizona, audit that’s currently underway and any other audits that are undertaken down the road. The Justice Department will apply new “scrutiny” to the states’ constitutional --- repeat, constitutional --- effort to run their own elections in ways that minimize fraud. Garland calls this their “mission to protect the right to vote.” I wish their mission were to protect MY vote from being nullified by a fake one, but I don’t think it is. The WASHINGTON EXAMINER has the story.
AOC: no evidence that Democrat policies like doing away with bail or defunding the police have caused the skyrocketing crime waves
By Mike Huckabee
Rep. Alexandria “Don’t Call Me AOC” Ocasio-Cortez offered forth some more of her renowned wisdom this week, declaring that there’s no evidence that insane Democrat policies like doing away with bail or defunding the police have caused the skyrocketing crime waves in blue cities. No, she insists that if we want less crime, we need to build fewer jails.
This inspired a brilliant idea for me, too: if we don’t want any more pandemics, we need to build fewer hospitals. Think about it: what’s the #1 sign of a pandemic? Hospitals full of patients. No hospitals, no patients; and no patients, ipso facto, no pandemic!
Sorry, having to listen to nonsense like this got me thinking like a liberal for a minute.
AOC claims there’s no evidence that the rise in crime was caused by leftist policies, but that’s like saying you see no evidence that a flood was caused by a rainstorm, just because you slept through the rainstorm. At the risk of suggesting something that might be beyond her abilities, I’d suggest she try connecting the dots. Read this article from the Wall Street Journal about the horrific conditions being suffered by minorities in cities that defunded the police and allowed rioters and looters to run riot.
It points out that in Minneapolis, between January 1st and last week, homicides were up 108% from the same period last year, shootings were up 153%, and carjackings up 222%. Similar crime spikes have been seen in other blue cities with similar policies, including New York, L.A. and Chicago. Perhaps most horrifying of all, shootings of children in Minneapolis are up 171%. The grandmother of a 10-year-old boy who’s fighting for his life asked why nobody is mad and protesting that; is it only because a cop didn’t shoot him?
In a darkly ironic twist, the area known as “George Floyd Square” is now described as a burned-out, desolate, isolated, police-free zone where residents live in fear and senior citizens sleep in their bathtubs to try to avoid being shot through their windows. The WSJ article notes that Democrats blame this crime wave on the pandemic, but it actually started after the George Floyd riots, which began two months after the pandemic shutdowns began.
To be fair, AOC does have a bit of a point buried under her usual illogical verbiage. If someone is genuinely mentally ill, they should be in a hospital or care facility rather than jail (of course, it was leftists who insisted that it was a violation of civil rights to involuntarily institutionalize people and gave us the epidemic of mentally ill homeless people.) It probably would help reduce some crimes if we focused more on root causes such as preventing drug abuse or street gangs. But without the threat of possible jail time, some would sincerely seek help while others would just play the system to see what they could get away with.
Ironically, the only reforms that would truly make a difference are things that AOC and her comrades would virulently oppose.
First, improve inner city schools. We all know how bad many urban public schools are, and Democrats have recently given us a perfect example of how they prioritize teachers’ unions over the students. With the endless lockdowns, poor minority students have suffered the most, since many can’t afford the Internet or tutors. Want to help them avoid falling into drugs and crime? Help them get better educations. And I mean real educations, not teaching them that they can never get ahead because America is racist.
Next, a reform I know AOC would hate: bring back traditional, Judeo-Christian values.
Leftists lament that in crime-ridden urban neighborhoods, many young people have no respect for life, but they want to put an abortion clinic on every corner. They want new government programs to deal with gangs of young males who grew up without fathers, while demonizing marriage, dismissing the importance of fathers and incentivizing having kids out of wedlock (the founders of Black Lives Matter have openly stated that one of their goals is the destruction of the nuclear family, which is the #1 culprit in the destruction of black lives over the past half-century.) AOC wants a slew of new government programs to provide every need even as leftists wage war on churches that used to provide such charitable assistance, along with the spiritual guidance to help people overcome their demons, understand that God loves them, and get on their own feet so they no longer need charity.
If AOC really wants to rebuild families, instill respect for life and help people overcome sin and temptation, I’m actually with her. I just seriously doubt that she’d approve of the only things that would actually accomplish those goals.
Speaking of AOC, she actually blamed the still-unrepaired damage to her grandmother’s home in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria on “systemic injustices” and Donald Trump. That led conservative commentator Matt Walsh to launch a GoFundMe account to raise money to pay for AOC’s grandmother’s home repairs, since AOC can afford a Tesla but can’t seem to cover her grandmother’s handyman bills. He suggested giving $499, the monthly cost of a Tesla lease.
It was picked up by other conservatives eager to rub AOC’s nose in it (Ben Shapiro, for instance, pledged $499), and the fund rose to $104,153.
But someone in AOC’s family said her grandmother would not take the money, so it’s being refunded. Apparently, AOC won’t accept voluntary help from conservatives. She’ll only accept help in the form of taxes taken from them by force.
The Corrosive Effects Of Critical Race Theory Fanatics
By Mike Huckabee
This is a must-read article about the corrosive effects of Critical Race Theory fanatics, written from a unique point of view.
The author is a woman from China who married a Caucasian man from North Carolina, and they now live in the US. As an interracial couple with biracial children, they are naturally concerned about racism. And the writer thought that the focus on racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death was a good thing…until, as is always the case, the fanatics took it too far and became the thing they allegedly hated.
She asks, if you’re going to judge everyone by their race, and say that all white people are oppressors and all non-whites are oppressed, where does that leave her marriage to a white man? She cites the long struggle to repeal laws banning mixed marriages, and worries that CRT is undoing all that progress. She believes that way of viewing the world erases her love for her husband, “it erases my humanity.” And what does it do to children, to be taught that their parents’ marriage isn’t a loving relationship between two equals but a battle between oppressor and oppressed?
She declares, “I traveled half a world to settle in America. I will raise my family here. I will not allow misguided teachings to tarnish the sanctity of my marriage, invalidate my experience, and create divisions and chaos in my family.”
Read the whole article. It’s rare to hear someone with such personal knowledge of relations between different races explain so clearly the toxic effects of the CRT movement and how it's harming the people it claims to be helping.
“Get Woke, Go Broke” Update
By Mike Huckabee
The latest large corporate entities that have prioritized leftist virtual signaling over the beliefs of their core customer base are…
Country Music Television (CMT), which is promoting the “Wear orange to support gun control” campaign. Many viewers – make that “former viewers” – are telling them bluntly that they only wear orange when they go deer hunting.
Pizza Hut is under fire for funding a fifth grade social studies “Critical Race Theory” curriculum that resulted in a shocking video of Brooklyn school children parroting the race-based, anti-American hatred they’ve been spoon-fed.
Incidentally, this isn’t just being used in Brooklyn; it’s even infiltrated to places like Iowa. Click the link to find out if your kids are being exposed to it. Also, it’s not just Pizza Hut: there’s a link to a list of a couple of dozen big companies that are also funding the teaching of racist CRT poison to our kids, including Intel, Ford, Ralph Lauren and, yes, Disney.
While we’re on the subject, here are some wise words from Dennis Prager to parents on the single best thing Americans can do to protect their kids and retake America from the hateful radical left.