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- Bible Verse of the Day - Acts 16:25
- Eroding Trust
- Great Read
- Olympics Update
- Imminent Threat Or Internet Bluster...
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
By Mike Huckabee
When future historians (if we still have any honest ones) look back at 2021, they might pinpoint this past weekend as the exact moment when the public’s long-eroding trust in elite institutions and authority figures finally imploded into a cloud of dust like an outdated Vegas hotel. And the triggers for that big bang will be Barack Obama’s 60th birthday party and the media’s reaction to it.
With fellow Democrats demanding returns to masking and other pandemic measures in light of the new variant wave, the Obamas said they would scale back their party to just family and close friends. But that was just "boob bait for the Bubbas." The opulent A-lister bash went on pretty much as planned. A few names got cut from the guest list, but it was still a mass gathering of the biggest liberal celebrities partying like it was 1999, all in close proximity inside large tents while being served by 200 caterers and wait staff, who were apparently the only ones wearing masks.
But that’s okay because it turns out that the virus only attacks “unsophisticated” people, like service workers. Vaccination might not give you 100% immunity, but being rich, liberal, well-connected, famous, fabulous - or as the New York Times’ Annie Karni infamously put it, “sophisticated” – apparently does.
Candace Owens had a great line on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show: “Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent (COVID), but ‘sophistication’ does.”
As the Obama guests danced and ate cake (and probably wondered why the grumpy peasants didn’t just eat cake, too), Dr. Fauci and CNN were ignoring Obama and the glitterati’s glaring hypocrisy while they relentlessly bashed participants in the Sturgis motorcycle rally for allegedly creating a deadly superspreader event. Well, that’s what they get for being so unsophisticated. Don’t they realize the virus only attacks unsophisticated people, non-celebrities, Trump voters and crowds that aren’t protesting police or looting stores? Follow the science, people!!
Music superstar/activist John Legend was, of course, at Obama’s party, and he provided the dictionary with a Legend-ary new illustration of the word “hypocrisy,” thanks to this pair of tweets. Just one week ago, he tweeted, “Being unvaccinated and/or unmasked at a large indoor gathering is like literally begging to get COVID.” The other tweet shows him arriving with his model wife Chrissy Teigen to attend Obama’s soiree, where people went unmasked indoors.
That will forever make it clear what “hypocrisy” means, but I don’t know if the word “sophisticated” will ever be the same again.
Columnist Jim Treacher may have hit the nail on the head when he wrote last week, “Democrats don’t need masks because they’re better than you.”
After this, it’s entirely possible that the establishment elites of politics, the media and the entertainment industry will never regain any credibility with the public, and will be viewed with as much contempt as clueless 18th century French aristocrats. On the other hand, John Nolte at Breitbart.com has a different take (Warning: Profanity alert!)
He thinks we should all thank Obama for throwing that party because it shows that he doesn’t take Joe Biden seriously and he also refuses to be cowed into giving in to the fear and control effort. Nolte thinks both those views are absolutely right, and Obama sent those messages in the most public, in-your-face way possible.
He writes that this may be the first time Obama has actually done anything positive for America and its people: he sent the message, “If you’re vaccinated, this pandemic is over. Don’t listen to the fear merchants. Don’t listen to Joe Biden. Go and live your life.”
I think “I live in a clueless bubble of wealth and privilege” is probably the more likely explanation, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s not the message most Americans take away from this.
By Mike Huckabee
The liberal nitpickers at the Bulwark attempted an attack on “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe for allegedly not pushing his readers hard enough to get vaccinated. He responded with a lengthy, point-by-point evisceration, pointing out all the dishonesty, slanted statements and omissions. It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it.
By Mike Huckabee
Monday night, Senate “Majority” Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the Senate had come to an agreement on a $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill, with the support of 18 “Republicans” (I’m going to use up all my quotation marks on this story.)
This is the bill that by some estimates spends only about 23% of the money on actual infrastructure such as roads and bridges, plus a whole lot of money on well-connected “green” initiatives and other leftwing wish list items, plus a lot of intrusive, government-expanding surprises hidden in its 2700 pages. Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy explained.
Also worth noting: Schumer made it clear that this is hardly the end of the massive spending or the ramrodding of the leftist agenda down America’s throat. Once the Republicans foolishly go along with this bill, he plans to immediately push for the even bigger $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” bill, a huge “remaking America with 51 votes” megabomb stuffed with horrific leftist ideas that they know they’ll likely never get another chance to force on us if they wait until after the 2022 election.
As Breitbart.com points out, that bill includes a $107 billion amnesty plan for illegal immigrants at a time when 16 million Americans remain jobless and another 4.6 million are underemployed, with all seeking fulltime jobs.
Of course, to the Democrats in DC, it doesn’t matter if Americans are unemployed or underpaid, any more than it matters that our veterans live on sidewalks while we spend billions on services for illegal immigrants. The idea is to open the border on one side of the country, and expedite the process of them becoming voters on the other.
As Matt Vespa points out in a subscriber-only column at Townhall.com, if they succeed at getting what they want on immigration, “it’s the end of us.”
NOTE: Check-in tomorrow for my coverage of its passage by the Senate.
By Mike Huckabee
As predicted, the ratings for the Tokyo Olympics have been pretty dismal. While the media try to blame it on COVID or the lack of cheering crowds, viewers have made it clear that they have no interest in seeing US athletes use their spotlight to make leftwing political statements and disrespect their own country. This latest iteration of “Get woke, go broke” forced NBC to rerun commercials free of charge to advertisers, to help make up for the lower-than-promised viewership.
It is a shame that the angry grandstanders cause people to miss some truly inspiring moments by great, patriotic young Americans. But as is often said, “Leftism ruins everything it touches.”
In a related story, Subway Sandwich shop owners, all of whom are independent franchisees, are begging the woke corporate office to yank the commercials featuring radical US women’s soccer team leader Megan Rapinoe. Store owners say they’re been flooded with complaints from customers who say they will never eat at Subway again as long as it's represented by that “anti-American” “creep” who kneels during the National Anthem.
Corporate didn’t respond to requests for comment from Fox Business News. But they’d better respond to their franchisees.
As for Rapinoe, if she loses the Subway gig, don’t worry about her. Victoria’s Secret recently signed her, and I’m sure that will work out much better.
Imminent Threat Or Internet Bluster...
By Mike Huckabee
Ever since the Biden Administration declared domestic extremists and white supremacists to be the biggest threat facing America, the Department of Homeland Security has issued various warnings of a rising, possibly imminent threat of violent rebellion from the right. So far, most of the violent rebellion I’ve seen has been from leftist idiots like Anitifa.
The DHS just issued another warning that because of “an increasing but modest level of activity online” by Trump supporters who believe Joe Biden won the presidency due to fraud, “some conspiracy theories associated with reinstating former President Trump have included calls for violence if desired outcomes are not realized.”
Even scarier, “Over the last few days what has occurred is there’s been much more public visibility, meaning the discussions and these theories have migrated away from being contained within the conspiracy and extremist online communities, to where they’re being the topic of discussion on web forums, or more public web forums, and even within the sort of media ecosystem.”
We routinely cover investigations of voter fraud in the 2020 election, but our report today points out that there is no mechanism for reinstating Trump. But gosh, I’d feel terrible if I thought that simply reporting and commenting on a news story was somehow whipping up a violent insurrection! Oh, but wait: further down in the report, we learn that the DHS has no actual proof that there’s a “plot imminent.” Whew!
In other words, what they have is a few hotheads blustering on the Internet. Well, there’s some major news.
The linked story also recounts some previous incidents in which these authorities have warned ominously of a “perfect storm” for mass violent rebellion by rightwing extremists, which never materialized. Just a suggestion, but maybe they should reevaluate their threat assessment and start paying attention to things that actually are a threat to America, like radical Islamic groups, China, and yes, the violent leftwing extremist terrorists known as Antifa.
I have a suspicion that the real fear in the White House isn’t that masses of violent rightwing extremists will try to forcibly remove Biden and other Democrats from office but that tens of millions of ticked-off voters will go to the polls and figuratively give them the boot.
RELATED: The GAO just slammed the DHS for failing to pick up on the signals that violence might break out on January 6th and prepare for it. So the one time there actually was an imminent threat, they missed it. So is their obsession with the right a justifiable security decision, a politicization of homeland security, or an overreaction because of how badly they blew it on January 6th? Or maybe a combination of two or more of those?