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August 8, 2021
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Good evening!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Romans 11:36
  • "Huckabee" Preview
  • Snopes.com Needs To Be Corrected
  • Hilarious Piece
  • 9/11 Group Tells Joe Biden To Stay Away
  • A New Special Session In Texas
  • The Price Of A First Class Stamp Is Going Up

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Romans 11:36


"Huckabee" Preview

By Mike Huckabee

Get ready for another great new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! Dr. Carol Swain will drop by to talk about the left’s obsession with dividing Americans by race. Historian Ned Ryan has some very timely lessons from the American Revolution about what can happen when politicians abuse power and the people get sick of having their freedom taken away. We’ll also visit “Our Kind of Town,” laugh with comic Jeff Jena and “In Case You Missed It,” and top it all off with fantastic music from country legends Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.

It all kicks off tonight at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how 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.

Snopes.com Needs To Be Corrected

By Mike Huckabee

I should start a regular segment called “Fact-checking the ‘fact-checkers,’” but I’m afraid it would be all I’d ever have time to do. Today’s subject is the (ahem!) non-partisan fact-checking site, Snopes.com. I’ve already covered this story, so I won’t go into detail on that (you can find the correction and follow-up here):

https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=CAC940AD-EB17-4615-8CE7-8C6771A1D289

But the Snopes article contains a couple of glaring errors that need to be corrected.

This involves the story of the alleged Dallas black radical group that sent a letter to wealthy white liberals, claiming they made their money by oppressing minorities and to repent, they should not send their kids to Ivy League schools so there would be more room for minorities. That was so ridiculous, I assumed it was a hoax at first and ignored it. After it was covered by a number of news outlets that I assumed checked it out, and everyone was talking about it, I figured, “I guess we have to mention it,” but I was still dubious enough to voice my concerns that it might be a prank or hoax in the first sentence.

Because of that, I deliberately chose not to go into detail about the particular group that allegedly sent it. I just briefly recounted the story, told a few jokes about how dumb such notions are, and finished by saying that “While everyone is having a good laugh over this,” the parents should thank the group that sent that letter for doing them a big favor by scaring them into not sending their kids to an Ivy League college so they won’t come home as “insufferable, useless little socialists.” I thought that made the point that I wasn’t taking this very seriously.

When it started looking as if that was indeed a hoax, we immediately ran a correction with more info, as is our policy. Well, Snopes.com has now run a long piece looking into the story, and for some reason, among the thousands of conservative commentators who spent far more time on this, they chose to single me out for attack. They claim I “railed” against the group.

(Dan Bongino pointed out that this is the new liberal cliche: claiming that conservatives "railed" about something, implying that it was all angry emotion so people won't look at what was actually said. They had to come up with something new after everyone caught on to the "Republicans pounce" meme. The story is never the stupid things Democrats did, but that "Republicans pounced" in response to it. We've gone from "pouncing" to "railing," apparently.)

Of course, those who watch me on TBN know I’m famous for my angry rants. Actually, I’m not. I don’t “rail” at anybody. I prefer to use good-natured humor to point out the absurdity of leftist positions. I do this for three reasons: (1.) it’s more civilized; (2.) it’s more persuasive; and (3.) it drives them nuts.

Leftists have zero sense of humor about themselves. They think comedy is Stephen Colbert spewing DNC talking points while the studio audience claps instead of laughing. Dictators rule by fear, and nobody’s afraid of someone who’s being laughed at, which is why the wannabe dictators on the left have done everything in their power to terrify comedians into not making fun of them or their wacky ideas. Therefore, I consider it my patriotic duty to ridicule them. They want to be the Spanish Inquisition, and I say they should be treated the way Monty Python treated the Spanish Inquisition.

To me, the most interesting aspect of this story is the fact that Snopes and other "fact-checking" sites had to go to so much effort and research to try to debunk the story. That means if it was a hoax, it was a darn good one because it was virtually indistinguishable from the actual racist, divisive, self-serving horse droppings that are generated by real groups like this on a daily basis. Hardly anyone questioned it because as ludicrous as it was, it was actually pretty unremarkable as these things go.

Incidentally, most of my commentary wasn’t even inspired by that story, but by a friend of one of my writers. He’s an immigrant who found success in America, sent his American-born kids to what he thought were the best schools, and now he’s distraught because the older one came back home from college as an America-hating socialist.

So, Snopes.com, if you actually are interested in “facts,” I would appreciate it if you would get a few facts straight:

1. I did not “rail” against this particular group. I laughed at the entire idea.

2. I implied from the first sentence that it smelled like a hoax and used it only as a jumping-off point to mock leftist, race-mongering political hustlers in general.

3. You state at the end of your article that “As of Aug. 5, 2021, the following outlets had not corrected or updated their coverage of Dallas Justice Now, which still unquestioningly presents and describes Dallas Justice Now as a good-faith campaign or ‘Michele Washington’ as a real, sincerely-motivated person,” and you include my website on your list.

Our update/correction ran on July 29th, a full eight days before your article was posted. I also never mentioned “Michelle Washington” at all. And that’s a “fact.”

Maybe spend a little time checking facts before you make sloppy false accusations, mmm’kay?


Hilarious Piece

By Mike Huckabee

Speaking of “unbiased” fact-checkers, read this hilarious piece about how an attempt to discredit Critical Race Theory opponent Christopher Rufo blew up in Washington Post “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler’s face. And for the record: he’s actually one of the better “fact-checkers” out there:

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/08/05/glenn-kesslers-hit-piece-in-progress-on-christopher-rufo-blew-up-in-his-face-n407013

I love Rufo’s parting shot at WaPo and its self-aggrandizing motto: “Democracy dies when the media lies.”


9/11 Group Tells Joe Biden To Stay Away

By Mike Huckabee

As the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks draws near, a group of about 1800 survivors, family members of victims and first responders are telling President Biden to stay away from the commemorative ceremonies unless he keeps his promise to them.

https://www.westernjournal.com/9-11-families-tell-biden-stay-away-memorial-events/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=empowerconservatives

They want to know what, if anything, the leaders of Saudi Arabia knew about the planned attacks and if they had any involvement with the 9/11 terrorists. Candidate Biden said, “The 9/11 Families are right to seek full truth and accountability…I will direct my Attorney General to personally examine the merits of all cases where the invocation of privilege is recommended, and to err on the side of disclosure in cases where, as here, the events in question occurred two decades or longer ago.”

The 9/11 group says investigations have implicated some Saudi government officials in supporting the attacks, but Biden hasn’t kept his promise and has turned a deaf ear to them since taking office (he seems more concerned with directing his Attorney General to target his political opponents.)

A man who lost his father in the Twin Towers said they are “frustrated, tired and saddened” by how the government continues to keep information about the deaths of their loved ones under lock and key. He said, “We had great hope that President Biden, who campaigned on bringing truth and trust back to the Oval Office, would value the lives and sacrifices of America’s citizens over diplomatic relations with a country accused of mass murder.”

I’m sure a lot of Americans are disillusioned about Biden’s promise to restore “truth and trust,” but there are few people who have as much moral high ground to stand on in demanding that Biden deliver on his promise to them.


A New Special Session In Texas

By Mike Huckabee

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called another special session of the Legislature to pass an election integrity bill, even as the 22 runaway Democrats/COVID superspreaders continue to refuse to come home. Now…and I’ll try to type this while laughing…they’re suing Abbott and the House Speaker for allegedly violating their Constitutional rights by trying to bring them back to do their sworn duty.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/elected-democrats-jobs-resign-mike-huckabee

The lawsuit claims they have been "deprived of liberty for substantial periods of time, suffered much anxiety and distress over separation from their families, and much discomfort and embarrassment.”

Well, I’d say that falls under the category of “Dumb Stuff You Did To Yourselves.” As for suffering embarrassment, as with COVID, you’re not so much victims as carriers. You’ve certainly embarrassed the great state of Texas, which used to be known for heroes who refused to run from a fight. Now, it's known for...you.

Speaking of Democrat politicians who love holding power but hate doing their jobs, that’s the subject of my latest op-ed at Fox News. The upshot: if you find it too painful for your sensitive feelings to do your job, then resign:

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/elected-democrats-jobs-resign-mike-huckabee


The Price Of A First Class Stamp Is Going Up

By Mike Huckabee

You might want to stock up on Forever Stamps, since Postal authorities have agreed to raise the price of a first class stamp to 58 cents starting August 29th.

https://www.westernjournal.com/us-postal-service-goes-forward-plan-raise-prices-intentionally-slow-mail-delivery/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=empowerconservatives

Also, they plan to make a change next year from first class mail being delivered in one to three days to delivery in one to five days.

So they’re charging more money for slower service? Yep, they’re definitely a government-run enterprise.

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Comments 1-10 of 13

  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/09/2021 12:19 PM

    Anybody who thought that Joe Biden would bring "truth and accountability" to the White House (when he didn't to the Senate or VPs office) is as stupid as a potato.

  • Nancy Nolen

    08/09/2021 12:08 PM

    I’m just thinking how absolutely surreal this world is and shaking my head about how crazy the world has become! “Come quickly Lord”!

  • Jerry

    08/09/2021 11:19 AM

    Thanks to the Democratic Party of defund police and the the disrespect for police as nyc mayor DeBlasio allowed thugs to assault police with projectile and insults destruction of police cars no jail no hearings in court for criminals no penalties for assaults the total ignorance of these city officials is a result of the school system s make America stupid

  • Marty Jones

    08/09/2021 10:24 AM

    How long can the Texas Democrats stay gone before they lose their citizenship for the state of Texas therefore be ineligible to be Senators? I wonder if there will be any real punishment for these people.

  • William Jakovac

    08/09/2021 06:25 AM

    Mom kept my letters from boot camp in 1970. The envelope had, I believe, a 7 cent stamp. I don’t know when Mom got it, but if it didn’t arrive in the morning mail, it might arrive in the afternoon.

    58 cents later, the postal service admits it will take longer to deliver first class mail.

    Most mail I receive today goes into the circular file or recycle bin.

    Mailing letters has decreased, and that is fact. Why do I receive donation requests that include ‘personalized’ return address labels?

  • Linda Olds

    08/09/2021 03:24 AM

    I enjoy your newsletter for the Bible selections, the humor, and for the knowledge that you provide the truth.
    If my husband doesn't believe a news story that I mention, I just say "but it's in the Huckabee newsletter..."!

  • Renee Kendrick

    08/09/2021 02:30 AM

    Someone needs to "railing" because the DIMS are derailing. We have to do our part to keep our nation on track. May the Lord continue to be gracious to us who stand for the right way and honorable things!

  • Anne Turner

    08/09/2021 01:13 AM

    Thank you again, Governor, for keeping us straight. I am sure you and your staff made peace with the idea, long ago, that no matter what you write or say, it will be misrepresented simply because you have viewpoints that don’t meet the DNC agenda. I read a recent column that talked about Kevin McCarthy in the most egregious way, implying that all he cared about was becoming speaker and his personal advancement. Funny, I have seen him interviewed repeatedly and never gotten that impression at all. After all of the terrible things Nancy has said and done, isn’t it a whole lot of hypocrisy to criticize other side for speech? I haven’t heard the conservatives calling individuals Mao or Stalin, people who were responsible for the deaths of millions. I have not seen conservatives tearing up Biden’s speeches in a public forum. Speaking of a sense of humor, which I so appreciate, have you noticed that Libs have none. I don’t think they really understand when you make light of some of their words and behavior. After all trashing the Country that has allowed you to be wealthy and elitist is hard work and there is no time for levity. What they see as political humor is making fun of Trump and supporters in the most crass way possible. Watching .Nancy tear up Trumps speech from the Speaker’s desk was one of the worst things I have seen on TV short of burning and looting our cities and 9-11.

  • Jerry

    08/09/2021 12:00 AM

    Biden has counted 350 million Americans that have gotten the China Virus jab. Who said is has lost his mind? Oh wait the last count said the country has about 325 million people. And he is pushing jab mandates so do we have 25 million people here biden is not telling us about and adding more by the day or he has lost his mind and is unfit for the job of President. A few items here about facts he is lying, he has lost his mind, and he is telling the the Americans he has about 25 million illegal aliens in this country and he doesn't know who they are or where they are sounds like biden has led foreign nationals into our country as a not so quiet invasion. It may not be Pearl Harbor but the destruction is going to be devastating by this time next year.

  • Jerry

    08/08/2021 11:16 PM

    I have ranted about the education system for a year and a half the Biden supporters for 10 months Biden of course has been Biden a bit worse than Adam shitff these are Americans in name only,they are CCP “influenced” people in office that has much power and has taken corruption out of the back room and put it on display in full view of everyone to see. And the most heartbreaking face half the population likes it. Thank the corrupt teachers union and all of the population’s tax dollars the teachers union took a page out of the Islamic terrorists group using American passenger planes and fling them into the twin towers the teachers are killing American value