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April 12, 2021
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Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Daily Bible Verse
  • Prayers for Dan Crenshaw
  • Social Media: Biased Publishers NOT Neutral Platforms
  • Hunter Biden
  • Proof: Running a business is harder than running your mouth
  • Brave Statement of the Obvious
  • Reader Writes...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

Prayers for Dan Crenshaw

By Mike Huckabee

I hope you’ll all join me in offering prayers for Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who underwent emergency surgery Friday for a detached retina in his left eye. Crenshaw says the surgery went well, but having lost his right eye when he sustained life-threatening injuries in an IED explosion while serving as a US Navy SEAL in Afghanistan, he will be effectively blind for a month or so. During this time, he won’t be making public appearances.

Crenshaw released a statement that you can read in full at the link. He’s a genuine American hero and a terrific Congressman, and I hope and pray he’s fully recovered and back to work as soon as possible. Boy, do we need him now!

Social Media:  Biased Publishers NOT Neutral Platforms

By Mike Huckabee

With the election of Joe Biden and the Democrats, the leftist social media CEOs of Silicon Valley are no longer even bothering to pretend that they obey the federal law that requires them to act as a neutral platform, not a biased publisher. The latest example is one of the most outrageous yet.

Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a roundtable discussion with some medical experts about COVID-19 and what the so-called medical authorities such as the WHO and the CDC got wrong or right. They questioned the value of mask-wearing, particularly for young children and people who were already vaccinated; the lockdowns of schools and businesses; and slammed the ideas of a “vaccine passport” and forcing vaccinations on people who’ve already had the disease, saying that they’re actually undermining trust in public health and leading to fewer people getting vaccinated.

Now, if you read this newsletter regularly, or have a brain, you probably think those are perfectly reasonable areas for discussion. But not YouTube, which yanked a TV news story offline just for including video of the discussion. YouTube said it was removed “because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

The people in the video were not untrained quacks. They were professors of medicine from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Universities. But according to YouTube, they are not qualified to question the "consensus" of the same “settled science” crowd that admitted last week, after a year of obsessively scrubbing everything we touch with disinfectant, that your chances of getting COVID-19 from touching an infected surface are only about 1 in 10,000.

But YouTube is hardly alone: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pushing for federal regulations to make social media platforms legally liable for spreading “misinformation” (now redefined as “things leftists disagree with”), which would conveniently make it nearly impossible for any new start-ups to challenge established giants like Facebook. Note to kids who love socialism but don’t know what it is: billionaires using their connections with a corrupt government to crush any upstart competition is a hallmark of socialism.

So what is it about these tech nerds-turned-Silicon Valley billionaires that makes them think they know what’s objectively true and correct (more so even than a Harvard Professor of Medicine), and that anyone who questions them is dangerously ignorant and must be silenced – apart from being leftists, where that comes with the territory?

Roger Simon at the Epoch Times has a theory: they’re “Asperger’s Fascists.” He suggests that many of them suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, meaning they’re very bright and understand science and business, but have difficulty with social interaction and nonverbal communication. They operate within a narrow world of restrictive and repetitive patterns of behaviors and interests, mostly limited to technology and political correctness. Having decided what they believe is correct, they're determined to use the money and power technology has given them to force everyone to comply, so there will be no disturbing, chaotic clashes of ideas from people who prefer freedom of thought and the right to question authority and point out when they think it’s wrong.

Of course, while this sounds eerily plausible, it’s just a layman’s diagnosis. Simon isn’t a Harvard medical professor. Although, come to think of it, to the people he’s talking about, even being a Harvard medical professor is meaningless if you question what they believe.

(Link goes to a lengthy excerpt since the full column is behind a paywall and you can only read it if you subscribe to the Epoch Times, which you should.)

Hunter Biden

By Mike Huckabee

Hunter Biden not only got a lucrative book deal (one of the favorite piggy banks that big media use to line the pockets of their chosen politicians), but he’s been enjoying fawning interviews from the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, who nod along as he poo-poos all that meaningless nonsense about his laptop, drug addiction, prostitutes and high-level corrupt business dealings with foreign governments.

Greg Gutfeld had some interesting commentary about this on his weekend show.

Toward the end of that clip, conservative comic Michael Loftus makes a great point that Hunter Biden is the poster child for the modern Democratic Party: rotten at the core, but everyone pretends it’s not. Like the way Hunter can get kicked out of the military for doing crack, then get put on the board of Amtrak. Loftus compared it to an intervention where, instead of telling the subject that he has a problem and needs help, they tell him, “It’s okay! You’re doin’ awesome!”

To be clear, as a Christian, I am a firm believer in forgiveness and redemption. But first come other steps, like humility, confession and asking for forgiveness. You shouldn’t expect forgiveness, redemption and vast Earthly rewards while you’re still covering up your sins and lying about them.

Kurt Schlichter has a new column about this at Townhall.com that’s brutal even by his standards, but his rage is understandable. He takes a look back at recent glaring examples of how our justice system has been completely corrupted into two tiers, one where well-connected liberals and favored groups (Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden, Antifa, BLM, etc.) can blatantly violate the laws and skate away to riches and acclaim; and another where the rest of us (Trump staffers and voters, people who merely show guns to protect themselves from Antifa thugs etc.) face relentless prosecution, even if it requires fabricating evidence to obtain bogus warrants (and when they do that, they face little or no consequences.)

Worse, President Biden is doubling down by calling for new, heavily-enforced background checks on law-abiding gun buyers while it's been reported that his own son lied about his arrest record on a gun background check with zero consequences.

Schlichter believes the media lionization of Hunter Biden is deliberate, to send a message to us about what they think they can get away with and we'd just better get used to it. I’m not sure about that, but I agree when he predicts that it won’t work out the way they think. The American people may be feeling demoralized right now, but as the 2022 elections near, I believe they’ll shake that off and turn their righteous anger at all this hypocrisy into action at the polls.

For four years, some pundits warned Trump Derangement Syndrome Democrats that if they didn’t take a hard look at themselves to understand why so many people voted for Trump and correct it, and if all they did was attack Trump and people who voted for him, then they really weren’t going to like what came after Trump. The first two things already came to pass. Will the third?

Proof: Running a business is harder than running your mouth

By Mike Huckabee

It appears that college student/gun control activist David Hogg has discovered that running a business is a lot harder than running your mouth, so after just a few months, he’s already exited the “progressive” pillow company he created to drive MyPillow (and somehow, Fox News) out of business.

The fact that he announced that he is releasing all his shares in a pillow company that not only doesn’t have shares, it doesn’t even have pillows, was not a good sign that he’s learned enough about business yet to open a lemonade stand. His partner claims that he will somehow soldier on without Hogg’s invaluable contributions and will begin manufacturing their so-called “GoodPillows” as soon they figure out how to obtain a trademark or how or where to make pillows. Although I don’t know why anyone would want a pillow that’s guaranteed not to let you rest easy because, whoever you are, you’re a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic Nazi.

If you’d like to relive this hilarious leftwing pipe dream from the start, here’s Jim Treacher’s February column at PJ Media that showed what happens when you convince yourself that having a Twitter account means you actually know things.

Best part: when Hogg asked for suggestions for a good place to locate the factory, he said, “States that are not California (cost of living is too high.)” Gee, I wonder why?! Try a red state like Texas or Florida, where they don’t impose so many taxes and regulations that it’s like smothering start-up businesses with a pillow.

Brave Statement of the Obvious

By Mike Huckabee

If a society of leading physicists issued a press release stating that gravity exists, the response would likely be, “Why are they wasting our time telling us such an obvious truth that everyone should already know?” But these days, when a society of medical experts releases a statement that there are only two sexes, male and female, and that biological sex differences are real and measureable, they probably expect to be treated as heretics, like Copernicus when he dared claim that the Earth wasn’t the center of the universe.

It’s a measure of how corrupted medical science has become by politics and pressure from LGBTQ+ activists that it should be considered courageous or even necessary for the Endocrine Society, a group of 18,000 endocrine clinical specialists and researchers, to make such an obvious statement. Of course, they also felt compelled to add a lot of caveats about how this doesn’t refer to gender identity or sexual orientation, and that “male” and “female” refer to biological sex, not “gender.” Blah-blah-blah, but that’s all to cushion the really explosive news here: that men and women are biologically different! Stop the presses! And the Presidential executive orders letting men who “identify” as women compete in girls’ sports!

The Society says that recognizing that people are born either with XY or XX chromosomes (i.e, “male or female”) is vital for public health because there are so many differences that “affect virtually every aspect of medicine and biomedical research.” Not only the countless physical differences in male and female bodies, but that males and females react to diseases differently, experience pain differently, metabolize drugs differently and on and on.

Let’s hope that with this brave “The emperor is naked” moment, the Endocrine Society is signaling a long-overdue pushback against replacing medical science with politically correct magical thinking. Not that long ago, who could have imagined that saying, “Sex is a biological concept,” would be considered a revolutionary statement?

A Reader Writes Back...

Mike, keep up the exceptional writing and reporting. We need your voice.

America The Beautiful

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  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/15/2021 02:16 PM

    Amen Brother Paul Kerns! On to the Bastille! You bring the bricks and I'll bring the pitchfork:)

  • Carol A Morford

    04/15/2021 11:53 AM

    I am responding to National Day of Prayer request but lost page 5 and envelope.
    Send an address to mail this information.

  • Joseph Healy

    04/13/2021 04:18 PM

    Hail the Endocrine Society!!!

  • Jj

    04/13/2021 09:34 AM

    With leadership from members of Congress, Governors of our states, leading a downward spiral of society and it's moral decay. With its primitive thoughts and brain power the country has sections of nothing but murder, drug use, gangs that prey on human beings and today in Minnesota fresh from destructive behavior a year ago are at it again. The senses of eye sight, hearing, memory, are lost, resisting arrest by police will end up badly it has been the main topic for a decade and it seems that message doesn't apply to all. It is with disgust that people just don't want to comply with police I respect our police and would like to see more of them it is time to add more protective devices to my personal property and myself if this morality spiral downward continues as it will ,with our present government officials leading us downward. This is the remake of America. Humans in the Primal state of mind will destroy its own habitat the police are trying to protect the habitat from its own abusers.

  • Joyce F Birch

    04/13/2021 08:44 AM

    Prayers to Dan Crenshaw. He's a hero. We must stop the corporations for their involvement in politics & these all too powerful tech companies, but how?? Democrats won't stop it, but will the republicans be able to? What power does the republicans have? Why must these "peaceful protestors" destroy property (MN)? This is insanity at its worst & doesn't seem there is an end. Governor, thank you for all that you do in keeping us informed with your honest opinions and conservative reporting. Keep it up, we need you.

  • PAUL Schaber

    04/13/2021 08:13 AM

    Biden and the rest those people sitting in Washington DC along with the mayors and governors and state and local attorney generals who are afraid to enforce law and order are about to find out those guarded fences and locales are not safe.

    if they want to defund the police so bad how about AOC and her squad order the disbandment of the Capital Police and send the remaining National Guard unit home to their families. along taking down the barriers and fencing and barb wire surrounding FORTRESS WASHINGTON DC leaving them to defend for themselves against what is happening in Portland, Seattle, New York City and other places.

    Then stop and think that Southern Border crisis is coming to your state of Delaware and other blue states including California. Count how many states have already told Department of Homeland Security, Housing and Human Services that crisis at the border is NOT OUR PROBLEM and DO NOT SEND THEM TO MY STATE. Go ask the people of Albion, Michigan how they feel about getting those unaccompanied children coming to their neighborhood. That location is only 15 miles from Detroit.

  • Jerry

    04/13/2021 07:26 AM

    Now would be a great time to export mlb and the nba nfl all sponsors of hate America blm Anfia corrupt voting to China we then could import video of the games with a tariff,with limited seating let the Chinese watch in person the big leagues really don’t care about the workers that work the venues they would probably get illegals to work the stadiums anyway

  • Susan Bennett

    04/13/2021 06:46 AM

    Gov. Huckabee, thank you for giving us actual news! And while I get so mad and upset at times about all the insanity, you still manage to make me laugh out loud at some point! (Hogg remarks spot on ????) You are a blessing.

  • Carmine Fea

    04/13/2021 06:14 AM

    God bless Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas.

  • Arthur J. Jacobs Sr.

    04/13/2021 04:59 AM

    PRAYERS FOR DAN CRENSHAW , PRAY FOR HIS COMPLETE RECOVERY ! WHY ARE WE LOSING
    THOSE CLOSE TO US , THOSE
    WE KNOW , THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED MAKING AMERICA GREAT , THOSE WHO ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE WHILE THOSE WHOM ARE DESTROYING AMERICA CONTINUE ON : WITH MORE STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE AND NOTHING YET HAS STOPPED THEIR MOMENTUM TO DRIVE US DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO COMMUNISM ?
    HUNTER STILL FREE ?
    AND WE ALL KNEW GOOD PILLOW WOULD FAIL !
    AND WE ARE STILL DEALING WITH CITIZENS NOT FIGHTING BACK AND NOT DOING ANYTHING LOCALLY , JUST WATCHING LIFE GO BY ?
    AND STILL DEALING WITH OUR LOVED ONE WHO HAS DIED RECENTLY OR SUCCUMBING TO HIGHEST TAXES EVEN FROM BEFORE AND GETTING WORSE INABILITY TO GO ON ,,,SURVIVE ,, SUPPORT AND SEEING NO ONE JOINING YET !

  • Paul Kern

    04/13/2021 12:25 AM

    After seeing all the left us doing I have just one question isn't it about time for another "storm the Bastille Day?"

  • Jim Hunt

    04/12/2021 11:43 PM

    To your story on "Social Media Biased Publishers NOT Neutral Platforms"; since the Dems are in control, they've been emboldened to dictate to the American people that they can do anything they wish and get away with it. They say that they're for open conversation and open minds, but if anyone comes up with an opinion other than what they subscribe to, they are shut down and buried for no one to see. It's like : "Nothing to see here; move on" type of thinking.
    This is the opposite of their typeof thinking that came to the surface during the college take-overs during the '60s. Conservatives during that time were seen as "old world" and a drag on society in general with their stagnant thought processes that were out of synch with up-coming intellects who knew better. Now they are being challenged by conservatives who adhere to proven principles that have worked for time in memorium and they can't counter what has been proven to work for ALL people, and now they're 'offended' by ideas and theories that would actually save their behinds.

  • Carl T Smith

    04/12/2021 09:35 PM

    I think Kurt was too kind to the Progressive agenda adherents. It's Like Jeraldo Riveria telling his sympathy story supporting BLM. The Truth is more NON-Blacks have been killed by Police than Blacks. the B on B crime is thru the roof. The BLM and ANTIFA are just vandals and Thugs who enjoy burning and looting and killing because they KNOW nothing will happen in this current atmosphere. I live in a community that is 80+% black and the kids without Dad's or even know who his Sperm donor is and in my experience, his birth mother has an attitude and a mouth that would make a Sailor Blush. Any wonder Why they are TREATED like Thugs when they ACT like Thugs?

  • Carl T Smith

    04/12/2021 09:02 PM

    Big Tech and the THINK ALIKE US or Else. My dad years ago answered a question I had asked about Why People are sometimes so different? His reply is Classic and having Lived & Worked in Communist / Socialist Nations it's very apropos today! Imagine, he said 'IF we were all alike in thought and actions, what a boring life we would live.' Living and Working in these nations is exactly what dad described to me 70 years ago. Boring, Mundane, and always looking over one's shoulder to see WHO is observing?

  • Michael E. Newbury

    04/12/2021 09:01 PM

    Thoughts on the 4/12/21 Evening Edition:
    Having a retinal reattachment myself, I send prayer support to Rep. Crenshaw's operation and hope his will go as well as mine.
    The ET Theory of Asperger's Facist's sure nail's my son's actions about games and movies! ( He thoroughly embraces his Asperger's)
    Your story about allowing a Hogg to a pillow fight is classic, and had me LOL many times before I finished the read.
    Finally, the piece on the obvious caused me to wonder what that story would have caused had it been printed just five years ago!

  • James Drury Jr

    04/12/2021 08:55 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Sidney L Patin

    04/12/2021 08:43 PM

    There are boys and there are girls. That's it. Anything else is false unicorn theory.

  • Frank E. Block, Jr., M.D.

    04/12/2021 07:35 PM

    Several conservative websites describe the press release from the Endocrine Society about "two sexes," but I cannot find any such document on the Endocrine Society website or any other "objective" source for this. Is there a link to the Endocrine Society press release? Has it been withdrawn under pressure? Is this "fake news"? Thanks!

  • Gladys Hizer

    04/12/2021 07:31 PM

    Thank you for sharing religious comments and prayers in your news stories. Dan Crenshaw will indeed have my prayers as well as all others including the haters as your daughter once suggested she prayed for those who were rude to her and her family. You also tell about the deaths of famous people in your news and I often follow up on those stories. Epoch Times has been featured as well in some of your columns and I read their online stories. April 12 was a sad day when learning their Hong Kong facility had been broken in to by 4 masked intruders who smashed their printing presses and a computer. Truth seems to be hurting China.

  • Jerry

    04/12/2021 07:29 PM

    What ever happened to obeying the commands of a police officer in this country while being questioned? Why does the MSM refuse to help educate citizens that are stopped by police to just answer the questions. Officers do not want to waste time to chit chat with a motorist violating the nations laws. If the officers had it their way every street would be like Mayberry in the 60s not many law breakers got shot all they had to do was listen what happened people think they can live above the law and end up below ground. There are only so many bidens that get away with criminal activity it is sad that not all the people not named biden have to obey the law.

  • Stephen D Bennett

    04/12/2021 07:21 PM

    I agree that voters would be outraged about what the Left is doing but only if they KNOW what the Left is doing. The reason why Trump lost the last election is because so many people simply absorbed the curated media/celebrity propaganda. I currently see no reason why that would change in 2022. Most people, especially young people, just aren't paying enough attention. Your newsletter is great for those who bother to read it, but can't break through the information curtain of Big Tech and MSM.

  • Frank Chavez

    04/12/2021 07:05 PM

    I am a bit frustrated by this administration and the issue with the our southern border. So I sent an email to the White House, (doubt I will get an answer) and asked " Mr. President what's up with your VP? Does she have her own agenda? The border is a mess and a lot different where you are 2000 miles away." We shall see....

  • Jo Cluck

    04/12/2021 06:54 PM

    Thank you God for giving us Mike Huckabee ! His daily newsletters are perfect to give a good dose of the truth!

  • Anne Turner

    04/12/2021 06:32 PM

    Oh my gosh. Huge scientific break through. There are XX and XY gene combinations that determine who are men and who are women. I had suspected this during my years of growing up and studying anatomy and the birds and the bees and genetics. Now my suspicions are confirmed. When I was studying Medical Technology, we had to learn different normal values of lab tests for men snd women. Who would have thought there was actual science behind this? I had noticed this difference when I got married and found that my husband couldn’t share having babies. He did, however, make other contributions to family life. He could open jars, too.

  • William Fuhrer

    04/12/2021 06:23 PM

    Colorado Rockies should echo the Washinton Post and give President Joseph Biden and the comissioner of baseball and those corporations who made a terrible decision on a false narrative GIVE ALL 4 PINOCHIOS and refuse to host the all star game