THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 3:7 KJV
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Biden in Israel
President Biden is in Israel, where he signed the Jerusalem US-Israel Strategic Partnership Joint Declaration, reaffirming our strategic commitments to Israel and to partnering with other nations in the Middle East to confront Iranian aggression and other destabilizing activities, and pledging never to allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.
Biden also said he’s “not going to wait forever” for Iran to comply with a nuclear deal, and while he prefers diplomacy, he won't rule out a military option.
All that sounds tough and realistic, but he also refused to put a timetable on how long he’s willing to wait on Iran to comply, which I assume they'll take as a greenlight to keep enriching uranium. He also blamed Trump for backing out of the disastrous Obama Iran nuclear deal, which Iran ignored anyway. Biden eased the Trump sanctions, flooding Iran with oil money, and here’s how they’ve been using some of it.
Again, I’m sure that’s all Trump’s fault. At least I’m glad to hear we’re still committed to helping Israel’s military deal with the threat of a nuclear Iran, because I’m afraid they’ll be the ones who’ll have to deal with that.
About that story
The story of the 10-year-old rape victim who allegedly had to leave Ohio for Illinois to get an abortion has taken several twists since yesterday. It appeared to have been debunked when the Ohio Attorney General said there were no police records of any such crime. But yesterday, it turned out to be somewhat true when it was reported that a 27-year-old man in Columbus had confessed to serial rape of a 10-year-old girl and been charged.
The reaction to this in the liberal press has been both disgusting and chilling. Many seem to be gloating and celebrating that the story was true, and that conservative outlets that questioned it were wrong.
But the original story they all pushed still is not accurate. The whole reason they trumpeted that story was to claim that Ohio’s abortion law is so draconian that the girl had to go to Indiana to get an abortion, which is still not true. So if they’re celebrating this, then as Matt Vespa of Townhall.com points out at the link above, they’re celebrating that a 10-year-old girl actually was raped. That is beyond sick.
As Matt also points out, the reporters who questioned this story were doing what reporters are supposed to do, while mainstream media outlets credulously repeated an uncorroborated story from a single partisan source because it advanced their preferred political agenda.
He also notes that the confessed child rapist is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala with an ICE detainer who was nevertheless still in the US. That opens up a whole different political issue that’s not positive for the left, so you can expect this story to disappear from the news as quickly as it arose.
PJ Media, the site that originally questioned the story, also says this latest revelation raises even more uncomfortable questions that shouldn’t be allowed to get swept under the rug.
Stories from Cloud Cuckooland
I’m old enough to remember ‘way back to three or four years ago, when Republicans who warned that if Democrats got into power, they’d go nuts with leftist, anti-American craziness (opening the borders, spending trillions of dollars, destroying the domestic energy industry, pushing taxpayer-funded late term abortion, and so forth) were mocked by late night comics as paranoid loons. Now, those headlines seem almost normal compared to the constantly expanding frontiers of insanity that greet us every day here in Cloud Cuckooland. A few examples:
The Biden HHS awarded a liberal advocacy group a contract to pay them nearly $172 million of our tax money (possibly reaching as high as $1 billion) to provide legal assistance to illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation by the same government that’s paying for their attorneys with our money.
Agents of our immigration enforcement service, ICE, may not be allowed to enforce immigration laws and take illegal aliens back across the Mexican border anymore, but Biden’s head of ICE is ordering them to start escorting pregnant illegal immigrants in ICE custody across state borders to obtain abortions in defiance of state laws banning it.
The Washington Post accused Sen. Josh Hawley of being “transphobic” for allegedly refusing to acknowledge that men can get pregnant. (SPOILER ALERT: Men can’t get pregnant!)
A pregnant Texas woman (SPOILER ALERT: Women can get pregnant!) is fighting a ticket for driving alone in an HOV lane by saying her baby in the womb is counted as a separate human life under Texas law. The cops said the separate passenger has to be outside the body, which I'd bet is not in the law books.
Frankly, this is the first story of the bunch that actually makes any sense. But the reactions to it are crazier than the story. The woman said she wasn’t trying to make any political statement. But some pro-abortion activists hailed her for allegedly showing how absurd a law recognizing an unborn child as a separate human being is. Other leftist commentators attacked her for promoting the idea that a child in the womb is a separate human being, which is very inconvenient for their “kill babies until the moment of birth” narrative.
If this story sounds vaguely familiar, it's because the satirists at the Babylon Bee already created something pretty similar, proving how hard it is for comedy writers to stay ahead of the actual news these days:
All that leads us to today’s most ridiculous story, one that shows that the policies of the current Democratic Party have gone so far around the bend, even the Democrats can’t keep up with them.
During Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on abortion, Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Dave Cicilline took umbrage at the Republican claim that Democrats want to allow abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy. He declared, “The notion that anyone is suggesting that abortion should happen up until the moment of birth is an absurdity and deeply offensive.”
I would agree, except that it took about half a nanosecond for Twitter users to remind Cicilline that a Democrat bill with the deliberately misleading name of “The Women’s Health Protection Act” would have negated all state abortion restrictions and allowed for abortion through the ninth month, even at taxpayer expense. Every Senate Democrat except Joe Manchin and every House Democrat except Henry Cuellar voted for it. That means Dave Cicilline himself voted for it.
There are a lot of reasons why the House needs to be taken away from the Democrats and given back to the Republicans, but one of the top reasons is that we need Representatives who actually read bills instead of passing them and then finding out what's in them. Or in Rep. Cicilline’s case, never finding out what’s in them.
The “Pedo Peter” mentioned in the alleged leaks from Hunter Biden’s cell phone and iCloud files has reportedly been identified, and you’ll never guess who it was. Seriously, you will never guess. Click the link to find out. This is a really unusual family.
As if Los Angeles residents needed another reason to vote to recall criminal-loving DA George Gascon, here’s something new. Do you suspect he must lie awake at nights, trying to think up creative new ways to put more criminals back on the streets while thumbing his nose at their victims?
And here’s an update on that story with more information that shows it’s even worse than originally reported.
Least Surprising News of the Day
Breitbart.com reports that an analysis by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity found that 62% of President Biden’s top political appointees and staffers “who deal with economic policy, regulation, commerce, energy and finance have virtually no business experience.”
Only one out of eight have what the authors deem “extensive business experience.” The average amount among Biden appointees is 2.4 years, the median years of business experience among his top officials is zero, and the “vast majority of the Biden economic/commerce team members are professional politicians, lawyers, community organizers, lobbyists, or government employees.” This isn’t surprising when you realize the top two people in the Administration, Biden and Kamala Harris, have zero private sector business experience themselves.
Maybe it’s time for a new Constitutional amendment requiring that to qualify for Congress or any high-level Executive position overseeing business or the economy, candidates with no private sector experience must run a hot dog wagon for six months without declaring bankruptcy. That would disqualify most of the Biden Administration and rid us of Bernie Sanders, too.
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