Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:
- Bible Verse of the Day - James 3:17-18
- Rand Paul says he was right about Fauci
- Brutal column
- The Great Ivermectin Hoax
- Dealing with crime
- Approval ratings
- Time's Up
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Rand Paul says he was right about Fauci
By Mike Huckabee
Sen. Rand Paul is declaring that he’s been proven right about Dr. Anthony Fauci, after the Intercept obtained 900 pages of documents relating to the NIH under Fauci and grants given to fund gain-of-function research (making viruses more transmissible) at the Wuhan Lab.
While this doesn’t absolutely prove that COVID-19 was cooked up in a Chinese lab, it shows that it certainly could have been, and American taxpayers might have funded it. It also seems to verify that Fauci lied to the Senate and the American people when he denied funding gain-of-function research, then finessed his denial by claiming that nothing that was funded could have possibly led to the pandemic. More must-read details at the link, along with this assessment of Dr. Fauci by the writer at Redstate:
“The American people deserve accountability. Fauci has not only been a terrible manager and messenger during the COVID-19 pandemic but he is tied to research that possibly led to the creation of the pandemic in the first place. That should not be ignored any longer. That this man still has a job is a national travesty, and that he keeps sitting on his high horse, lecturing others as if his hands aren’t dirty is a gross spectacle of government corruption and manipulation.”
But will the current Administration demand accountability? Considering that the only person to lose his job over Afghanistan so far is a Marine Lt. Colonel who called for accountability (he might even be facing a court martial and go to jail for his effrontery), color me skeptical.
By Mike Huckabee
In one of his hilariously brutal columns, Kurt Schlichter (who is also an attorney) explains a hard fact to leftists who are howling about the new Texas law allowing abortion providers to be sued: they established the legal and political precedents for it with their own tactics for suing tobacco companies, gun makers and other businesses into bankruptcy.
The Great Ivermectin Hoax
By Mike Huckabee
The leaves must already be falling because last week, the establishment media and their coterie of biased “factcheckers” stepped on a whole yard full of rakes.
I already told you about the so-called ““factchecker”” (I think in this case, he deserves double quotation marks) who set out to “debunk” the claim that President Biden checked his watch during the body transfer ceremony for the troops killed by his incompetence in Kabul (fact-check that all you like.) He was taken to the woodshed after it turned out he got the story wrong, and in FACT, Biden checked his watch multiple times.
But that was nothing compared to the Sideshow Bob-level rake face-pounding that many, many media liberals took over the great Ivermectin hoax. After podcaster Joe Rogan said he’d successfully treated his COVID with a combination of drugs that included Ivermectin, the media went nuts trying to smear Ivermectin as a horse deworming drug. This despite the fact that the drug, in different formulations, is approved for use for both livestock and humans, and is even recommended by the CDC to rid Afghan refugees of parasites. That doesn’t mean it has any proven effectiveness against COVID, but painting it as nothing but a horse dewormer is total “DISINFORMATION.”
But wait, it gets much worse. Oklahoma TV station KFOR quoted local doctor Jason McElyea as saying that rural folks familiar with Ivermectin were buying it in feed stores, overdosing and backing up ERs. This was picked up by Rolling Stone (notorious for being sued over its fact-free reporting) and presented as the local hospital being so filled with Ivermectin OD’s that they were turning away people with gunshot wounds. That story was credulously tweeted worldwide by such avatars of journalism as Rachel Maddow, to illustrate what pig-ignorant morons those rural Trump voters are.
Yeah, here’s the thing: there’s not a word of truth to any of that. The local hospital had to put out word that they aren’t overwhelmed, they’re not turning away anybody, they’d treated no patients for problems with Ivermectin, overdoses or otherwise, and that doctor hadn’t worked there in two months. In an “update” (but not a “correction”), Rolling Stone admitted there had been only 459 Ivermectin overdoses in the entire US in August, so it’s hardly likely they are straining any hospital’s ER.
And another rake in the face: the A.P. reported that 70% of calls to the Mississippi Poison Control Center were from people who’d self-medicated with Ivermectin. Actually, only 2% of calls involved Ivermectin, and 70% of those (or only 1.4% of total calls) involved veterinary Ivermectin.
Thomas Lifson at American Thinker has a rundown of some of the Twitter Bluechecks (Maddow, The Hill newspaper, the Guardian, etc.) who trumpeted this fake story that a couple of phone calls could’ve easily disproved.
They’ve now given the American people even more reason to doubt what they read in the media about COVID treatments, so thanks for that. And note that not one of them has had a “Disinformation” label slapped on their false tweets or been banned by Twitter for promoting dangerous “disinformation,” the way any conservative would who simply tweeted a controversial opinion or unapproved fact. Glenn Greenwald has more to say about these people’s hypocrisy and shattered credibility, and about the new disinformation industry that’s trying to silence all of us for allegedly spreading disinformation.
In conclusion, I notice that my newsletter/website has recently run afoul of more of these self-proclaimed “fact-checkers,” even though I seldom think they have a legitimate reason for it. Usually, it’s something like, “your story lacks context,” which generally means that we included the opposing view, but didn’t make it the dominant/only view or present their particular version of that view. I take these “factchecks” as a compliment; proof that they know more people are reading and trusting us, so they have to attack us. It reminds me of a great quote from Joe Bob Briggs: “People complain, ‘You may be right, but you’re not very nice. Remember when it was enough just to be right?”
Well, we try to be nice, too, but we also strive to be right. When we do make a mistake, unlike Rolling Stone, we own up to it and clearly correct it. But let me just point out that this is the first time we’ve even mentioned the yarn about the tidal wave of Ivermectin overdoses. We did point out last week that the idea that it was only for horses and other livestock was false, but we never fell for the fake story all those liberal outlets did. That’s because those of us with rural backgrounds can recognize horse droppings when we smell them.
Dealing with crime
By Mike Huckabee
You probably recall the shocking videos of brazen shoplifters filling their arms with merchandise and walking out of stores in San Francisco with no concern about being stopped because the leftist government no longer enforces laws. It was why Walgreens is closing its stores in the area, leaving consumers with fewer places to shop. I call that the “Trickle-down effect” of government by leftist idiots.
Well, some thieves in equally soft-on-crime Oregon must’ve seen those videos and said, “Hold muh beer!” Take a look at this video of them filling their carts with $2000 worth of electrical wire at a Lowe’s loot-it-yourself store, then nonchalantly strolling out to the parking lot, knowing that nobody would even try to stop them.
Even if the cops do catch up to them, they’ll likely just face a fine and be released to do it again. This is part of the new, creative, liberal way of dealing with crime that replaces having police arrest criminals and put them in a bad ol’ jail. Don’t you Californians and Oregonians sleep more soundly at night knowing that smart progressives are in charge of law “enforcement”?
By Mike Huckabee
Liz Peek at Fox News has a round-up of President Biden’s cratering approval ratings and why.
While Biden is trying to “pivot” away from his Afghanistan debacle, and his supporters are claiming Americans will quickly forget and he’ll recover, Tom Del Baccaro lists six reasons why that’s unlikely to happen.
The New York Times is straining their noggins to figure out why Biden is so unpopular. Donald Trump Jr. offered a simple explanation for them (Careful: note language):
Finally, while I’m sure it must’ve killed Newsweek to report this, a new Emerson College poll finds that if Trump ran against Biden again in 2024, as of today, Trump would win 47-46. I suspect that margin would actually be larger.
By Mike Huckabee
Time’s Up, the high-profile Hollywood group organized to defend women against sexual harassment in the wake of the “Me, Too”/Harvey Weinstein scandals, seems to be imploding. On Friday, a number of prominent board members resigned, including actress Eva Longoria and TV producer Shonda Rhimes.
The linked story from Redstate.com lists a number of issues, from questions about handling money to what I think is the real Achilles’ heel of many allegedly altruistic Hollywood organizations: prioritizing protecting Democrats over protecting victims. For instance, when Biden accuser Tara Reade asked the group for help during the 2020 campaign, they rejected her. And two top leaders recently had to resign over revelations of helping New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo deflect sexual harassment charges instead of helping his alleged victims. It seems that “Believe all women” only meant “all women who accuse Republicans.”
It’s too bad that the group became so corrupted so quickly. If anyplace desperately needs a watchdog and defender for women who are sexually harassed, it’s the entertainment industry. I hope that something more legitimate and nonpartisan arises to replace it.
In the meantime, could Hollywood please stop preaching to us, from movie and TV screens and the stages of awards shows, about how all of us in middle America are a bunch of sexists and abusers? I was brought up in the South to respect and revere women. I don’t need to be lectured about that from the people who made the “casting couch” an industry institution.