Morning Edition - April 15

April 15, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

April 15, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

 

 

FACT-CHECKING THE WAPO "FACT-CHECKERS"

A WASHINGTON POST “Fact-Checker” column (quotation marks deliberate), not by Glenn Kessler but by Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly, gives “Four Pinocchios,” the worst rating for lying, to President Trump for allegedly promoting hydroxychloroquine as a “cure” for the COVID-19 (Chinese –- that's a fact) coronavirus.

Where to begin? Aside from the headline, which makes sure to include the words “false hope” (they don’t know that), I suppose we could start right up front, with the quotes in which Trump allegedly tells his overwhelming LIES about it being a cure. Huge whoppers such as, “I don’t know, it’s looking like it’s having some good results. That would be a phenomenal thing.” And “It’s this powerful drug on malaria. And there are signs that it works on this. Some very strong signs.” And of course, “What do you have to lose?” Well, there’s a hardcore sales pitch!

Likewise, the writers’ case for dismissing hydroxychloroquine (which is being used in combination with other drugs, not alone) is that there aren't yet any clinical trials proving efficacy. But here's a FACT: those take time, and people who might die in the next 24 hours don’t want to wait for results to come in months from now., especially with the many “anecdotal” accounts of the drug’s success. That’s why Trump said, “What do you have to lose?”

There have been some small-scale trials showing promise, such as those by French doctor Didier Raoult. But the authors wave his work off as “discredited.” But how? I followed the link in the story to the journal that allegedly “discredited” the study. Here is the entirety of what it said on that subject:

“The ISAC (International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy) Board believes the article does not meet the Society’s expected standard, especially relating to the lack of better explanations of the inclusion criteria and the triage of patients to ensure patient safety.”

Does that mean the drug wasn’t shown to be effective?

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WELCOME UPDATE

Here’s a welcome update in the war on churches that some officials are waging, using the coronavirus lockdown as an excuse. The Greenville, Mississippi, mayor who had the cops give $500 tickets to people for attending a drive-in church service safely inside their cars may rue the day he tried to make a federal case of expressing religious beliefs. That’s because the Department of Justice is ready to make it a real federal case, and they’re on the side of the churchgoers.

LIBERALS REAP WHAT THEY SOW

With liberals in some states and cities using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to let criminals out of jail, many people are buying guns to protect their homes and families. And in a supreme example of irony, residents of these deep blue areas are furious to discover how hard it actually is to buy a gun.

There are similar stories coming from around the nation, but that link is to an interview with the owner of a target range and gun shop in Orange County, California. He says that customers are becoming enraged, cursing and stomping out when he tells them all the obstacles they have to overcome to buy a gun. They demand to know why they have to wait 10 days to take home their own property to protect their families, and he tells them that nobody at the gun shop voted for that law, or all the many other anti-gun laws.

It seems obvious that these people have made the cardinal mistake of most liberals these days: believing their own propaganda. Just like people who are enraged over the racist dictator/Putin puppet cartoon version of Donald Trump that they invented out of their own fevered imaginations, they actually believed that you could walk into any gun store and walk out with an armload of machine guns (which have been banned for private owners since the 1930s, incidentally.) Welcome to reality!

By the way, this is nothing new. The late Charlton Heston, actor and NRA President, loved to tell about the time riots broke out in Los Angeles, and his wealthy liberal neighbors who backed every new gun control law and scolded him for being a gun owner called and begged to borrow a gun to protect their homes. He said he told them, “I’m sorry, I’d love to give you a gun, but there’s a 10-day waiting period. Remember, you insisted on it?” Of course, this is why most celebrities have security guards: to provide them with the armed protection that they think you and your family don’t deserve.


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COVID-19 NEWS

Here is the link to Tuesday’s unredacted and uninterrupted White House press briefing on the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus:

The biggest news out of the briefing was President Trump’s announcement that he was immediately halting all funding to the World Health Organization while the US undertakes a 60-to-90-day investigation into why the “China-centric” WHO caused so much death by severely mismanaging and covering up the virus’ spread, including opposing his ban on travel from China. The US is the world’s biggest donor to the WHO, giving $400 to $500 million a year, over ten times what China contributes. Trump said the money will go instead to the areas “that most need it.”

Here is an excellent article by Gordon Chang on why the WHO deserves defunding.

Finally, with thanks to Instapundit, here is the best tweet on this subject.

Trump also said the “scariest day” of his life was when he was told the US didn’t have enough ventilators to meet the projected need, and he moved Heaven and Earth ensure we got them. He also said he would be "authorizing governors to reopen their states, to reopen as they see fit," but stressed that he would not put "any pressure" on Governors to reopen (what a dictator!) And Trump discussed the progress of plans to reopen the economy and said that he’s tired of watching 14-year-old ball games. I’d suggest that he try watching 80-year-old movies, they’re actually better than new ones.

1. U.S. # CONFIRMED CASES (As of 9:36 AM): 609,696   DEATHS: 26,059  RECOVERIES: 49,966(Reported recoveries)

Source:  Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

TESTS GIVEN:  3,120,381

Source: The Covid Tracking Project

2.  CDC RECOMMENDATIONS: How to protect yourself  |  What to do if you are sick

 

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:

he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in

from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 121:7-8 (KJV)

 



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  • Brenda Whelchel

    04/16/2020 06:41 PM

    First: Thank you for the daily bible scripture. It's very uplifting. Will it be permissible to post these on my church Facebook page?
    Second: This Mississippi Church fine-the-parishioners incident is getting more wild than Ray Steven's Mississippi squirrel in the church story. Let's hope it turns out as well as the squirrel story.

  • Debbie Schmidt

    04/16/2020 04:38 PM

    Thank you as usual. I read it everyday. This is just for you Gov. Huckabee. Great news in this article: https://townhall.com/columnists/marinamedvin/2020/04/15/israeli-professor-shows-virus-follows-fixed-pattern-n2566915?amp=true&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR2htxwqp_qZZTdZW5hVRO91JZZzGH-lv5HG4GaPHnnksHzcFIVavvkEdNA

  • mike erwin stead

    04/15/2020 02:49 PM

    born again christian 77 years old standing tall need talk idea from god save lots of lives from weather storms great not looking for money 724=581=3365 mike stead god loving marine watched you long time and your daughter i;m always here?

  • Terry Timboe

    04/15/2020 01:47 PM

    We so appreciate your breakdown of the news. It saves us a lot of time and frustration! Do you know if it is possible to get a more thorough breakdown of coronavirus statistics, including by age group, their comorbidities and also including how many in each age group recovered at home without treatment, with treatment, were hospitalized, and those that died. I ask this because it seems to me that all we are getting are the alarming numbers and not the encouraging ones. I am an RN who worked in ICU during the H1N1 outbreak. I agree that the shelter in place order made a big difference but I think we could all use a little more encouragement that this disease is recoverable in more ways than one, including with the immune system given to us by our Creator! Thank you again Governor Huckabee.

  • Terry Timboe

    04/15/2020 01:44 PM

    We so appreciate your breakdown of the news. It saves us a lot of time and frustration! Do you know if it is possible to get a more thorough breakdown of coronavirus statistics, including by age group, their comorbidities and also including how many in each age group recovered at home without treatment, with treatment, were hospitalized, and those that died. I ask this because it seems to me that all we are getting are the alarming numbers and not the encouraging ones. I am an RN who worked in ICU during the H1N1 outbreak. I agree that the shelter in place order made a big difference but I think we could all use a little more encouragement that this disease is recoverable in more ways than one, including with the immune system given to us by our Creator! Thank you again Governor Huckabee.

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/15/2020 01:01 PM

    “I’m sorry but you have to wait 10 days.” Glad that I live in Alaska.

  • Mary Ann Campbell

    04/15/2020 12:44 PM

    Dear Mr./Gov. Huckabee, You are so comfortable to read. Refreshing, common sense with a sincere, Christian take is so appreciated. I share your thoughts with others, and they unanimously agree with me, that we wish you’d be even more accessible on all forms of media to reach even more people who need to hear your reasoned stance on what is happening in our country today. Thank you for your daily messages. God bless you and our nation.

  • Stacey Kelly

    04/15/2020 12:28 PM

    Last night on WFAA news in Dallas (4/14/20) there was a story with the lead that the malarial drug was tried at a nursing home with unexpected side effects. Now to the meat of the story. 39 of 39 patients treated recovered. 100%. And in a nursing home I’m sure they all had underlying conditions. And the side effect? An interview with a Lupus patient was worried about supply. Not a physical side effect, but worry from someone outside the nursing home. And a check of Kroger and CVS showed they had a supply of the medicine.

    So I’m thinking the lead would be “Elderly nursing home patients with COVID recovered 100%!” But that would be too much good news wouldn’t it?

  • Lawrence Foster

    04/15/2020 11:58 AM

    For all of Dr Fauci's (and the left-wing loer media) claiming "no double-blind tests have been done on Chloroquine drugs, that is a lie (Six pinnochios, WAPO?). All the standard tests were run on each variant, for treating malaria, lupus and other diseases.

    Since one of the primary purposes of the double-blind tests is to identify side effects and interaction with other drugs, all that information is available to doctors, so using Chloroquine drugs is not the leap into the dark Fauci seems to think it is.

    The left reminds me very much of the catholic hierarchy of the 15th and 16th centuries who kept shouting Galileo was wrong for saying the earth revolved around the sun, only to have to eat their words. Saying something stupid over and over does not make it true - it justs makes it stupider.

  • Lisa Ford

    04/15/2020 11:53 AM

    I have a question. Why with all this data gathering are we not hearing the figure for; so many in a 1,000 get or so many in 100,000 will get the virus. Is it because it would pop the fear bubble & we might be able to buy toilet paper again. Do the dems want to keep people off balance emotionally, cause we all know, don't make heavy duty decisions in the heat of the moment. Maybe that's the dems only hope of getting elected in Nov. Keep people in fear. And by the way, does anyone know when the toilet paper will be available again? Man I wish I had bought toilet paper stock.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/15/2020 11:34 AM

    ReOpen Economy ideas:
    Combined Regional Task forces: CA OR WA HI
    NY CT VA NJ.
    Share information
    Connect on like ideas.
    2 way Video sessions.
    Survey business, finance vendors.
    & map Reopen Economy per Region.
    PR for region & US.
    Done online & remote meetings
    & Varney & Co & Lou Dobbs on FNC & Next Rev Sunday .