Evening Edition - April 11

April 11, 2020 |

SILVER LINING

If there’s any silver lining to this pandemic, it’s that a lot of people who had been brainwashed into thinking socialism could work just dandy if only the “right people” were in charge of all that government power over everything are getting a real-time lesson in how little power it takes to corrupt some people absolutely. Across the nation, we’re getting reports of authorities violating Americans’ Constitutional rights with heavy-handed enforcement of policies that have no bearing on the spread of the coronavirus. Like yesterday’s story from Greenville, Mississippi, about $500 citations being given to people who showed up for a drive-in church service, sitting in isolation inside their own cars.

It’s often been said that if you scratch a “progressive,” you’ll find an authoritarian underneath, and they’re certainly proving that they can never be trusted with any power above the level of dog catcher. Add to that list Kentucky’s Gov. Andy Beshear, who is getting his Stasi on by ordering local officials to record the license plates of anyone who attends a church service on Easter Sunday, so they can be forced into a 14-day quarantine. It apparently doesn’t matter how many precautions the people take to prevent the spread of the virus, Big Brother will be watching and punishing.

Not surprisingly, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was not pleased.

A reminder to the voters of Kentucky: Beshear was elected just last year when he defeated the Republican Governor by a margin of just 0.37%. I would hope that more than 0.37% of the voting public who didn’t vote in 2019 are now motivated to show up in the next election and let him know what they think about this.

MUST-SEE VIDEOS 

President Trump’s message from the Oval Office, marking Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Note that we once again have a President who has no hesitation about saying the phrase “our Lord and savior Jesus Christ” in the White House.

First Lady Melania Trump offers an inspiring message of gratitude to all the medical personnel and other essential workers who are keeping America safe and healthy during the pandemic.

HOW TO "THINK" LIKE AN IDENTITY-POLITICS OBSESSED LIBERAL

(1.) If Trump health officials don’t acknowledge that the coronavirus disproportionately affects minority communities, call them racist.

(2.) If a Trump health official says the virus is disproportionately affecting minority communities and offers them advice on how to avoid it, call him racist.

CUOMO: PROJECTIONS WRONG

In an appearance on Rudy Giuliani’s radio show, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said planning for the COVID-19 coronavirus was made more difficult by the fact that computer models of infection and death rates have proved completely unreliable, as initial apocalyptic predictions have been repeatedly scaled back.

Cuomo said, “…All those statisticians have been 100 percent wrong at this point. And we’ve been following the models because that was the only blueprint, but they haven’t turned out to be correct. Sort of like the old days when we tried to predict a storm by listening to the weather forecasts.”

That’s a very apt analogy. I suspect that once this is over, a lot of people will be looking at the coronavirus computer models that were off by 300% or more and ask if this is the same technology we’re relying on to dismantle the world economy to prevent a predicted rise in temperature of a few degrees 100 years from now.

BILL MAHER HOMERUN

Over the years, I’ve had readers question why I defend Bill Maher. The fact is, I am often at odds with Bill’s comments, but I respect the fact that he lets people state their views and argues with them rather than attempting to silence them. Besides, every so often, he gets something so right that he knocks it out of the ballpark.

STORY CHANGE

I told you about the attempt by Senate Republicans to add more funds to the loan program to save small businesses because there was such a crush of applications, and how it was blocked by Democrats, who wanted to add more spending for other things and were willing to let small businesses die while they held emergency aid hostage (and not for the first time…in the past month.) Amazingly, CNN, Bloomberg News, Politico and NBC News all got that correct in their headlines. But less than an hour later, all four changed their headlines from reporting accurately that Democrats had blocked the bill to the vague statement that the bill had been blocked by a stalemate or impasse between Democrats and Republicans.

I’m guessing they received urgent calls on their Marching Orders Hotline from the DNC. I’m sure if they could think of any way to blame it solely on the Republicans, they would have, but since it was blocked entirely by the Democrats, the best they could do was blame both sides equally. Journalism!

50TH ANNIVERSARY

As a lifelong devotee of the NASA space program, I must note that today marks the 50th anniversary of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to stage the third lunar landing. When an oxygen tank exploded, the crew radioed those chilling, now famous words: “Houston, we have a problem.” The world held its breath and a likely tragedy turned into a story of triumphant American heroes as the astronauts and the NASA staffers back on Earth went to work to accomplish the seemingly impossible: bringing the space crew back down to Earth safe and sound. Despite the recordings in which they sound so cool and professional, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell later admitted that they estimated their chances of survival at no more than 10 percent.

This is an extraordinary story of bravery under the most trying conditions, triumph over impossible odds and the nearly unlimited potential of the human mind.

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  • Judy Hataway

    04/13/2020 08:06 PM

    I always enjoy your msg.

  • Mona Kramer

    04/13/2020 08:14 AM

    Ramp up testing - put people back to work. I can't believe this cannot be done. I hear the White House test everyone who comes into this area to work are tested everyday. We need the same consideration. I love Trump, pray for Trump, but must go back to work.

  • William Etter

    04/13/2020 08:09 AM

    I am losing respect for President Trump. He is going against almost everything he campaigned for. He has give over his presidential powers to Dr. Fauci who is wrecking our economy. He needs to listen to other epidemiologists who believe we should apply quarantines based on the rate of incidence of the disease in various geographical areas. Only large cities with large incidence of the virus need to be quarantined. Other scientists state that we need to protect the vulnerable and put the rest back to work. This is not the bubonic plague. Trump is allowing the globalists to control his presidency.
    Sign me ‘Disappointed”

  • George Reynolds

    04/13/2020 12:23 AM

    I saw an appropriate meme yesterday. "It's not surprising that "Dem" is in the middle of "Panic".

  • David Colonna

    04/12/2020 10:53 PM

    Mike,
    The New York Times is at it again trying to state President Trump reacted too late. Can you please post the true timeline? I just cannot believe what New York Times says, but even local Fox channel mentioned President Trump knew in early January, but how is this true, since the Liberal media and WHOA were calling our President a racist for blocking China travel. Please, please share with us the truth!!

  • Dollene Palacios

    04/12/2020 08:54 PM

    How is it that a death certificate can read COVID-19 with no test being done? 99% of the daily reported deaths from COVID in Oregon show underlying medical conditions. I worked at the hospital for year's. It is not rare, AT ALL, for an elderly patient to contract pneumonia. It seems inappropriate to enter cause of death as COVID without pathological documentation. Am I missing something?

  • Roger Waters

    04/12/2020 06:00 PM

    Happy Easter!

  • Joseph laviola

    04/12/2020 02:27 PM

    Cuomo seams friendly with pres Trump but he should watch his back in the future that is trumped and

  • Stephen Russell

    04/12/2020 11:44 AM

    TF/Fauci issues:
    Uncaring about Joe Voter etc.
    No data displayed for visuals on virus spread etc
    No usable data
    Fauci Deep State with Obama ?
    Seen pics of Fauci with Clinton & Obama years prior

    Doesnt President see this?
    Always being "conned, used:" by Deep State day 1.
    Am I right in this?

  • Jerry Korba

    04/12/2020 11:42 AM

    I had watched a Bill Maher monologue and I have to now admit he actually said a lot of common sense issues and coming from me it was worth being part of his audience his take on Racism was spot on a message to idiotic people that uses the term Racist to sublet their lies.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/12/2020 11:40 AM

    Reading rumors or other that Trump Fdn had stake in drug Harliquine etc being used now,
    Comments, true, false, fake news? OR acess any RX to stem CoVid?

  • Denise ODonnell

    04/12/2020 11:32 AM

    Thanks for facts.

  • Vernon Thompson

    04/12/2020 10:51 AM

    Current Events Quiz
    Following the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump, the DNC met with Congressional Leaders Schumer and Pelosi (maybe including Soros and Steyer) to plot the path forward. Their end target was impeachment but recognizing that might some time, they formed the “Resistance.” The Resistance was designed to deny, delay, block, and obstruct any proposals put forth by the Trump Administration. That would guarantee failure so they could resume their proper place in the positions of power. Never has that been more evident than blocking efforts to address the impact of the Covid-19 Virus. Now for the multiple choice quiz!
    What are we observing from actions of the Congressional Democrats?
    • Bribery?
    • Extortion?
    • Quid Pro Quo?
    • People above the law?
    • All of the above?
    • Other? ___________________

  • John Chaffee

    04/12/2020 10:41 AM

    Mike, after reading your blessings post I thought of a song I wrote a couple years ago that just might fit today. It's called Thanks To You (who do the thankess work). I wish there was a way to send the MP3 to you. Is there? Oh, and I have given to HuckPAC. And read your writings faithfully. Blessings, John

  • Susan Moore

    04/12/2020 09:27 AM

    Why don't we hear about how many survive the virus? Or what percentage of Americans don't have it? Or the percent that die? What about the percent of Americans that die from the flu??!!

  • Mike Mayfield

    04/12/2020 08:49 AM

    Thanks for your use of the KJ Bible, so few still honor it as God's word. If the Lord taries the corruption of His word becomes watered down milk toast that will see millions spending eternity seperate from Jesus Christ.
    It could very well be that is was the Lord's will that you did not win your run for president so you could continue to minister not only at a local assembly, but to a nation.
    Thanks for staying by the stuff.

  • Carroll Flynn

    04/12/2020 08:03 AM

    Mike I have always been a fan. Living in Arkansas is the greatest. I pray you and your family have a wonderful Easter. He is risen ( the only hope any of us have is Jesus Christ ) thanks for being a STANDUP FOR CHRIST. God Bless

  • Renee Kendrick

    04/12/2020 03:46 AM

    Having work quite a long career working with financial-debt projections, I can say that roughly 95% of the people I worked with were pleased with the smaller final outcome after all provided data was entered. Yes, 99% of them were not thrilled with the initial projection mainly due to the lack of data. The 1% who were okay with the initial projection had provided all of the data at the beginning.

    In a world of instant gratification, it is difficult to face the reality of (or adjust to) some things having to be given time to manifest. That is where Cuomo is at this point. He should be grateful that the initial projections were overstated. That NY was not bombarded with every citizen having to be hospitalized. There definitely is much negativity/hatred in his heart because such comes out of his mouth.

    The balance of opening up the economy is the next crucial step. The doctors are mainly concerned with the spread of the virus. The president and his administration are concerned about both the health and financial wellbeing of the American people. The doctors need to realize that the nation cannot be couped up until a vaccine is found. People need to be out and about. Otherwise, most people will be dying of either claustrophobia or cabin fever. (But then they should realize that once the stay-at-home order is lifted, there will be a new WOOHOO virus spreading across the nation. Will they have chill pills ready for us?)

    Until a vaccine is established:

    1. Keep the hot spots partially closed (by zip code) and let the rest of the nation go back to work with any state-to-state and international business conducted electronically.
    2. Prohibit any international travel in or out of the USA.
    3. Have people make reservations at restaurants and schedule appointments for haircuts, car maintenance, etc. with limits on how many customers can occupy the business based on square footage of the waiting/serving area. Plus other standards that need to be established on a temporary basis.
    4. Let people go back to the church houses and worship! Allow the pastors and staff determine how many people can be seated per service based on seating capacity until this pandemic passes over us.

    BE SURE to tell the law officers, the dems and the media that the phrase "separation of church and state" IS NOT IN The Constitution! It was a term used in a letter by Thomas Jefferson to the Baptists in Danbury Connecticut. It was used in reference to keeping the government out of the church, not the church out of the government. It is time for the churches to turn the tide on this matter to their advantage. That the government can make no law about the establishment of religion or the free exercise of it!

    I did enjoy Saturday's show on TBN, especially the new country song and the toilet paper line. I laughed SO hard for about 5 minutes! Just love it! (That's all I will say about it just in case someone who reads this post has not watched the broadcast.)

    I am glad that TBN has been given the opportunity to share inspirational messages on other channels. I've seen quite a few on GSN! I am also glad that TBN dropped their $1,200 or more donation for the crystal Easter cross and other gifts. When I saw their "campaign", my first thought was "Well, they are asking people for their stimulus checks." Maybe the $1,200 amount was coincidental but, as a believer, I perceived it differently. How would have an unbeliever perceived it?

    I agree wholeheartedly with Bret Baier on FNC in that we are one day closer! "One day closer to putting this pandemic behind us" plus we, the believers, are one day closer to seeing Jesus!

    If such chaos has happened with this pandemic, what will people do when the rapture takes place?! Fortunately, I won't be here. They can have any toilet paper I've left behind because I won't need it!

  • Neta “Charisse” Wilson

    04/12/2020 03:26 AM

    I look forward to reading your editions daily and marvel at how you manage to know what is irking the daylights out of me and putting it on your platform for others to see that they’re not alone in their anger and frustration! Thank you, Mike!
    HAPPY EASTER!! He Is Risen! ??

  • Linda Olds

    04/12/2020 02:14 AM

    To the person who asked if the coronavirus was related to diphtheria, the answer is no. Diphtheria is caused by bacteria, and the breathing problems have a different mechanism.
    Our scientists are developing vaccines and treatments for coronavirus that should greatly reduce death rates soon.

  • Carol Hunt

    04/12/2020 12:35 AM

    “Cuomo/Projections Wrong”— If all large cities had told their citizens to ride the subways and go to the theaters (after we had already locked down in California) then the projections would have been right!

  • Danny Browning

    04/12/2020 12:34 AM

    Mike I wish that somehow someway somebody would put out the real fate of most veterans plight as they seek compensation for real problems they face trying to get their benefits. I am an E9 retired and 72 years old and still fighting these folks. They conveniently lose records, play fox and hound till the vet dies, won’t accept their own VA doctors diagnosis and nearly make it impossible to get proper benefits. The VA secretary is right about treating vets, they just cancel all your appointments and don’t come in. Did I tell you they were all for the vet if all for the entity. I hope the latter. I will tell you they will nickel and dime you with a scratch and fight till you die. Am I bitter, no, I am a born again Christian for 52 years and I will always speak the truth that I know. The VA I GI to in Tuscaloosa is a great VA. What they are crowing about in DC us not happening in general where the rubber meets the road. The Vets shouldn’t have to beg for financial handouts when illegal immigrants can get more handouts than veterans who have put their lives in the ground and shed blood for freedom.

  • Judy Radley

    04/12/2020 12:27 AM

    Wow, again. I am truly surprised that Gov. Cuomo actually sounds like he has a bit of common sense. Maybe it could be to deflect the fact that the story circulating about minorities being more vulnerable, may prove one possible true fact that IF Gov. Cuomo wasn't so hell-bent on allowing so many illegal aliens in NYC, the number of people would be less than what actually happened because most undocumented immigrants do not have the vaccines or health care to get flu shots, measles vaccines, diphtheria vaccines, etc., all those vaccines that help keep Americans healthier, and for anyone who comes into the U.S. MUST get the appropriate vaccines too, but if they are undocumented or illegal, then they would not have looked to get the appropriate health saving vaccines they are supposed to get before they become citizens. Do I have this fact accurate? And that is why any immigrants who come to the U.S. legally, must be in quarantine and get the appropriate testing and any needed vaccines, before being allowed to become citizens. I thought I read that somewhere, years ago, that those are a few conditions that immigrants need to do to become American citizens. Again, have I gotten that information correct too? Anyway, for Gov. Cuomo to focus on what others have stated about the computer models, is far better for his rep., I'm sure, than the truth be told that he may have exasperated the problem by focusing on his anti-Trump rhetoric, and allowing so many immigrants in, illegally, like his cohorts, Pelosi, Schumer, Gillibrand, et al of the Liberal Elitists to tell others what to do, but not to follow the law themselves. Just to garner more votes, never mind the public health problems it could cause, and now with this virus spread, maybe that is one of the reasons so many got sick in NYC and other 'sanctuary city' advocates in Liberal Socialist ruled states, WA, CA, IL, MI, .... Not the whole reason, but maybe it made it worse? How many would not be sick if there weren't so many 'let in' without going through proper channels? Just an observation. May God continue to protect us and help us through this time.

  • Pamela Avellino

    04/12/2020 12:22 AM


    Just wanted to share with you some sweet girls singing that I ran across on Facebook...in case you wanted to bring them on your awesome show one weekend! We always enjoy it so much! Here they are: www.thedettysisters.com

  • Timothy R. Cohick

    04/12/2020 12:19 AM

    Check this out; https://www.wnd.com/2020/04/epidemiologist-coronavirus-exterminated-lockdowns-lifted/?utm_source=Facebook