Evening Edition - November 27

November 27, 2018 |

Your Fake News for Tuesday:

A CNN reporter claimed there was no evidence that violent migrants hurled rocks at Border Patrol agents when they tried to storm the security fence on Sunday.  At the link are reports from other journalists on the scene who saw the rocks being thrown, accounts of agents who were struck by the rocks, and video of the migrants throwing rocks. 

This…is CNN!



Gillum actually gets less support than Nelson among African-Americans

Now that the Florida vote is finally all counted (unless Broward County finds some more ballots hidden inside a garden gnome or something), an interesting fact has emerged that shows the folly of making purely racial appeals.  As Star Parker notes at the link, losing African-American gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who made race a central issue and accused his Republican opponent Rick DeSantis of being a racist supported by white supremacists, actually got a lower percentage of the black vote than white Democratic Senate candidate Bill Nelson.  Nelson got 90%, Gillum only 86%. While that’s still a huge majority, given DeSantis’ slim final lead, that four-point drop in black support likely would have boosted Gillum into the winners’ seat.

Ms Parker believes this should teach Republicans a valuable lesson, that championing the right issues can counteract racial identity politics.  Gillum wanted to protect the public education bureaucracy and end the program that lets parents send their kids to private or charter schools.  DeSantis promised to protect and expand school choice, and polls show black parents want school choice. There might have been just enough of them to deliver the Governor’s seat to the GOP.  All the more reason for DeSantis to work hard to keep that promise. 


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 Not what you think

If you heard about the school in Pickering, England, that banned Christmas, don’t get too riled up until you hear why.  It's not the kind of "War on Christmas" story we're all too familiar with here in the US.

At an assembly at Lady Lumley’s School, the religious education teacher Mrs. Paul read a letter from “Father Christmas,” telling students that the true meaning of Christmas was being “lost and buried under an avalanche of commercialization” – for instance, the image we have of Santa was largely invented by Coca-Cola.  The letter warned that school Christmas festivities would be cancelled unless the students could email their teacher persuasive arguments for the true meaning of Christmas by November 30th

The head teacher explained, “Christmas is a day celebrating the birth of Jesus and should be a time of goodwill to all, yet it can be a very stressful, expensive, argumentative and lonely time.”

Unfortunately, this learning exercise added to the holiday stress for some parents.  Some think it’s great that kids are being made to think about the true meaning of Christmas.  But others are angry because their kids were upset and frightened that Christmas might be canceled. Admittedly, some children might have misunderstood the intention.

I’d suggest that the parents explain to their children that their school doesn’t really mean to do away with Christmas, just to help them understand what it’s truly about.  Also explain to them that the true meaning of Christmas transcends not only all the commercialized trappings, but also the power of government entities, whether they be schools or city halls or liberal courts petitioned by atheist activists. 

Like the Grinch, some people think that forcing people to go without Christmas decorations will cancel Christmas, but it will never make a dent in the true meaning of the holiday, which doesn’t come from a store.  The Grinch learned that, and his heart grew three sizes.  Let’s hope that some of the heartless, faithless and joyless people running our schools and other institutions learn it someday, too. 


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 Oh goody

Wait, you mean celebrities who make violent threats against the President of the United States still get a visit from the Secret Service?  They must be wearing ruts up to Robert DeNiro’s door by now.




"Have you taken your Vitamin H today?"

Thanks to reader Kipp B, who wrote to express appreciation for the Huckabee Newsletter. He had a great line: “Have you taken your Vitamin H today?”

This made me curious about the real Vitamin H, so I looked it up. Vitamin H, more commonly known as biotin, helps the body metabolize food and supports healthy hair, nails, eyes and liver. It also helps the nervous system function properly.

That makes perfect sense, especially if you get your Vitamin H every day in the form of the Huckabee Newsletter! If you do, your digestion will be better, your hair will be less likely to fall out due to stress, your nails won’t be bitten to the quick, your eyes won’t glaze over from reading boring material, your liver will be healthier because you’ll be less likely to drown your sorrows in booze, and you will be less nervous than if you were focused on ‘mainstream’ news.

So...be sure to take your Vitamin H, every day!


Mexican border update

Since virtually all major news outlets used the exact same photo and led with the same story that “Border Patrol fires tear gas at innocent women and children,” those looking for a different perspective might want to ask the chief of the Border Patrol.  He was actually on the scene, getting rocks hurled at him by violent young men.  At the link, he details the finely-nuanced legal differences between peaceful asylum seekers and people who tear down the security fence and rush the Border Patrol while throwing rocks and bottles. 



Yesterday, I compared the chaos at the Mexican border Sunday with the Palestinian rioters who unconscionably push their own children to the front when they try to breach the Israeli security fence in hopes that Israeli soldiers will harm the children and they can use that for propaganda purposes.  It turns out that some of the Border Patrol officers on the scene in California also noticed that similarity, as they claim to have seen male members of the mob regularly using women and children as human shields, pushing them to the front while they hurled rocks, bricks and bottles from behind them.

And yet, according to the liberal media narrative, it’s our Border Patrol agents who are the inhuman monsters in this story.  I have enough faith in the wisdom and decency of the American people to believe that most of them will be able to see who the real monsters are.    



For the record:  The “unprecedented atrocity” (as Democrats are describing it) of using tear gas on people trying to storm our border illegally actually happened about once a month on average during Obama’s term, as Democrats ignored it.




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  • Bonnie Reynolds

    11/28/2018 12:04 PM

    Vitamin H is an awesome way to put our need for your perspective. Truth mixed with humor can't be beat! Please keep up the good work! I, for one, look forward to your Newsletter. Even the Fox News needs clearing out of my head because they insist on repeating the bad-news on show after show and my companion ( husband of 52 years) rarely changes the channel, except to see Huckabee on Trinity(TBN?).

  • Sharon L Caron

    11/28/2018 11:33 AM

    I have never written before but I read you every day and so does several of my friends. I received a story from one of those friends Gaye Harris the person that got me hooked on you and all that you write. It really got to me that as a Christian we are at war with people like the mall police in this story. Didn't know if you had read this but I had to send it because all Christians need to know what is really happening in our country. Thank you for all that you do. Sharon

  • Gail L Turnbull

    11/28/2018 09:32 AM

    Please look into whether the photos of illegal Mexican border rushers getting teargassed, the photo of the woman and two diapered children... were staged photos. I am seeing info that claims the photo was staged. Camera tripods are visible in the background. Media image set up going on here?

  • Eugene Oliver Harrington

    11/28/2018 06:53 AM

    Your first item last night about Fake news was right on. I was watching the news and could see the rocks being thrown. Killed by a rock makes one just as dead as on killed by a bullet or knife.

  • dan aldridge

    11/27/2018 10:19 PM

    Love your newsletter keep up the good work


    11/27/2018 09:30 PM

    Governor Huckabee..........
    Thank you for your great news letter, love to read them.
    I agree with England, wish we could ban Christmas here, bet you could send your "man on the street" to ask what is the real meaning of Christmas and no one would be able to tell. In Santa Monica, CA. few years back their annual Christmas displays in the city overlooking highway 1, had to be disbanded because, even though they were of different religions, they had to go because the "offended" someone! They were beautiful and all depicted the "real" meaning of Christmas.
    Christmas has become so commercial it's sad............Jesus and small children is what Christmas is for..............I am no bah humbug, but
    let's celebrate Christ's birthday.
    Carmen Price

  • Mary Meigs Fraser Thompson

    11/27/2018 09:16 PM

    You are accurate and witty, and even though at the very top of important people, you could be our best friend neighbor sharing information across the fence. A rare quality that few people achieve.
    I believe you have common sense and tell it like it is. Thank you for staying in touch.

  • Jerry Holland

    11/27/2018 08:44 PM

    Mike you give way too much credit to the American people seeing threw MSM claiming we tear gassed women and children. The majority still get their news from these outlets and are clueless what is really going on. The GOP lost the house because they run lousy campaigns and have lousy commercials that are not getting through to the people. Democrats are winning the media wars by a huge margin. Fox alone will never stop that. The GOP needs a conservative company to step up and buy one of the major MSM networks.

  • Sandra Nichols

    11/27/2018 08:30 PM

    I try not to miss your Evening Edition. I especially liked tonight's Vitamin H description. incidentally I take Biotin regularly.

  • Barbara Raley

    11/27/2018 08:27 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, I do INDEED get my VItamin H every day...... which makes this vitally important, to me. It seems your fonts are getting smaller and smaller, print not black, but a washed out grey. It's such a strain for my old eyes, often I have copied and pasted it into another doc so I can enjoy it. PLEASE FIX IT....for me, an old Arkie girl now in gorgeous Vail, AZ

  • michael murphy

    11/27/2018 08:20 PM

    Vitamin H ! I love it. The warning label should say something about becoming addicted. Side affects and benefits range from laughter at the sharp wit of Vitamin H and a propensity for developing common sense, not last or least, the increase of wisdom from the source of Vitamin H. ..........Gotta have a daily dose! Thanks Michael.

  • jack macdonald

    11/27/2018 07:47 PM

    I would think the FCC would be looking at pulling CNN's broadcast license for its continuing attempts to undermine the duly elected Administration. We don't need Pravda or Izvestia like news organizations promoting selfish aims rather than actual news. If the FCC won't act perhaps Trump should do what Lincoln did and just pull the rug out from under them. It would also help if the low info people who get their news there would actually seek other more reliable outlets. Unfortunately, low info people became that way because they are not inquisitive or looking for facts. A real shame. jack

  • Liz Stuart

    11/27/2018 07:33 PM

    Look forward to my daily dose of vitamin "H"

  • Carol Bell

    11/27/2018 07:17 PM

    We have gone through border patrol many times coming up from So. Padre Island & they were always kind & efficient. They have a hard job & shouldn’t be vilified.

  • Gladys Hizer

    11/27/2018 07:08 PM

    Better yet, take your Vitamin H twice a day.

  • Bruce Lee

    11/27/2018 06:58 PM

    Thanks for my daily dose of vitamin H. Your commentary leaves me feeling happy knowing there are a few like minded folks out there.

  • Janet Chilton

    11/27/2018 06:57 PM

    I like the Vitamin H idea! It encourages me to disregard most news!

  • Stephen Russell

    11/27/2018 06:56 PM

    Saw group with white flag at border before or after stampede seeking entry.
    Can Verify??
    Just curious or FakeNews Photoshop

  • David Redcay

    11/27/2018 06:56 PM

    Hey Bobby DeNiro, if you punch Pres. Trump, he Will punch you back, unlike the underage hookers your friends drop off at your apartment several times a month.