|December 6, 2020|
Good morning! Today's newsletter includes:
- "Huckabee" preview
- Election updates
- Fleeing California
- LA Mayor bans walking outside
By Mike Huckabee
Join me tonight on TBN as we kick off the Christmas season with another great new episode of “Huckabee!” We’ll cover politics, but we’ll also have some great guests to inform and entertain you. Financial experts Dan Celia and Art Ally will tell us about Biblically-responsible investing. John Cooper of the multi-platinum rock band Skillet will talk about how Christian faith protects you from lies and temptations (I might even give him a bass lesson, if he asks.) Then get ready to laugh with one of our all-time favorites, the uproarious Chonda Pierce. And we’ll cap it all with a gorgeous Christmas classic from the fantastic singing group, Point of Grace.
So get in the holiday spirit with us, starting tonight at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out where you can 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, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
By Mike Huckabee
Friday, Rudy Guiliani tweeted that a judge in Antrim County, Michigan, had ordered a forensic examination of 22 Dominion voting machines.
It’s unclear which lawsuit this stems from. The Epoch Times has more about it. This story may require signing up for a free account to read.
Republicans in Pennsylvania’s legislature have sent a series of letters to state officials requesting a review of election procedures and an independent prosecutor to investigate reported vote irregularities, and a letter to the state’s Congressional delegation in Washington, listing reasons why they should dispute the slate of electors certified by Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf.
By Mike Huckabee
Add a new famous name to the list of successful and innovative people fleeing California’s far-left policies, confiscatory taxes and draconian lockdowns. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, already put his California houses on the market and began expanding his operations in Texas. Now, close friends are telling the media that he’s told them he’s planning to move to the Lone Star State.
Musk is the world’s second-wealthiest person, after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, so the idea of living in a state with no income tax must be attractive. But judging from his recent comments about the deadly and illogical coronavirus policies in California, that’s hardly the only thing that has him channeling Davy Crockett in telling California’s leaders, “You can all go to hell, and I am going to Texas.” Or maybe he just wants to be in a state that can actually keep the lights on.
Judging from its current government, it’s not as if California can stand much of a “brain drain” like the one Britain caused in the ‘60s with its 105% tax rates. But it definitely has one, with everyone from small business owners to tech millionaires putting in calls to U-Haul. To show the quality of the brains that are being left behind to run the state even further into the ground, there’s a large contingent of leftist activists in San Francisco celebrating driving out the people whose taxes pay for the lavish government benefits they demand. They’re the West Coast version of AOC celebrating blocking Amazon from creating 25,000 jobs in her district because “capitalism bad!”
It’s not known where Musk might be planning to move, but he’s been expanding his operations in Austin. I hope that he, and anyone who might join him in moving from California to Texas, will take a good, hard look at what’s happened to Austin under its far-left city leadership and remember that it does no good to flee California for a better-run state if you vote for the same kind of idiotic policies that fouled the nest you just flew away from.
LA Mayor bans walking outside
By Mike Huckabee
Remember the hit song from the ‘80s by the band Missing Persons that went, “Nobody walks in L.A.”? Who would’ve guessed that in 2020, that would be mandatory?
With both city and state officials in California bringing back draconian lockdown orders, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti apparently said, “Hold muh latte” and outdid them all. His office issued an order requiring “all persons living within the City of Los Angeles” to “remain in their homes,” and except for those involved in listed “essential” businesses and activities, it bans “all travel, including, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit.”
Yes, you read that right: he’s banning travel on foot. That means nobody’s allowed to go outside and take a walk. Because apparently, walking by yourself outdoors (or riding your bike through the park, or traveling in your own sealed car) is how the coronavirus spreads.
Nick Searcy, one of the few, brave, outspoken conservative actors in Hollywood, posted a hilarious video rebellion against Garcetti’s pointless ban on walking.
But the rebellion isn’t just among the rare showbiz conservatives. The Los Angeles County Sheriff has just joined other sheriffs in saying he will not enforce these draconian lockdown edicts on businesses, and if the health department wants to enforce them, they can do it themselves. He said the recent spread is most likely due to Thanksgiving and the championship celebrations for the Dodgers and Lakers, not to small businesses that have already bent over backwards to ensure high safety standards and have suffered enough.
This is what gives me hope that no matter what kind of unconstitutional policies leftist wonks in Washington are dreaming up, from targeting churches to confiscating guns, Americans will respond by roundly ignoring them, and police and the military will say, “If you want to enforce that garbage, then go do it yourself.” Good luck with that!
By Mike Huckabee
You know that my definition of a “gaffe” is when a politician accidentally blurts out the truth. Latest case in point: Nancy Pelosi admitting that she finally will agree to a smaller coronavirus relief bill than the massive one she held out for as Americans struggled for months “because we have a new President.” Nice to know what her priorities are.
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