THE EVENING EDITION By Mike Huckabee
Good evening! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:
- DeSantis v. Biden
- Biden's Record
- Seattle's Defund Police Movement
- Media Lesson
- And Much More
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
THE LATEST NEWS
1. DESANTIS BLASTS BIDEN:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted the Biden Administration for its policy of secretly flying illegal immigrants from the Texas border and letting them out in Florida. One of those illegal immigrants is now charged with second degree murder for allegedly stabbing an Arlington man to death.
That link has more on the story and what DeSantis is talking about doing to combat Biden’s literally deadly open border policy. I also wonder if he was being facetious when he suggested that Florida might take the illegal immigrants Biden is dumping in their state and bus them all to Biden’s home state of Delaware.
2. BIDEN'S PERFECT RECORD:
If nothing else, you have to give President Biden points for consistency. Before he was elected, he was acclaimed for having been on the wrong side of every foreign policy issue for the past 40 years. Then he got elected, and one of his first actions was to remove the Houthi rebels, an Iran-backed militant group, from the government’s list of foreign terrorist organizations.
That group just stormed the shuttered US Embassy in Yemen and took the Yemeni workers there hostage.
So everything else may be falling apart, but at least he’s still batting a thousand on foreign policy decisions.
3. SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL IGNORES VOTERS:
Despite the clear message from Seattle voters on Election Day that they’re had enough of crime and police budget cuts, the city council is pushing on with its efforts to defund the police. Oh, but don’t think they’re doing nothing to counter the rising crime wave. They’re launching a new program that will provide security guards to safely escort county employees between their commuter transportation and work places.
As for everyone who’s not a county employee? I assume their attitude is, “Let them eat cake, until someone shoots them and steals it.”
4. A LESSON FOR THE MEDIA:
Since some “journalists” have a hard time telling the difference between a peaceful protest and a riot even when the burning buildings are close enough to singe their toupees, Kevin Downey Jr. at PJ Media has a lesson for them.
New York Black Lives Matter co-founder Hawk Newsome just publicly threatened Mayor-elect Eric Adams that if he keeps his campaign promise to bring back undercover cops to stop gun violence and end the rampant crime wave, they will “take to the streets again” and “there will be riots, there will be fire, and there will be bloodshed.”
As Downey points out, threatening riots, fire and bloodshed is called “making a terrorist threat,” and it’s illegal. Is anyone going to arrest Newsome for this, the way a Proud Boy who made the same threat in New York City would be immediately arrested? Will he face anything like the punishment being given to people who stepped inside the Capitol on January 6th for two minutes and took a selfie? Not likely.
This despite the fact that the largest group of victims of that crime wave have been black residents. BLM has raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in donations, shared virtually none of it with the black neighborhoods that were destroyed by their rioting or with the black people suffering due to their anti-police policies, and they are now threatening more riots and bloodshed if the Mayor does anything to stop it.
Quick, CNN reporters: Try to identify the terrorist in this story!
By the way, it’s hard to believe that so-called “journalists” who use words for a living would really need a video primer to teach them the difference between a “protest” and a “riot.” But they obviously do, so luckily, someone has created one to help them tell BLM riots (which they called “peaceful protests”) from anti-vaccine mandate protests (which they’re calling “riots.”)
5. PEW: PROGRESSIVES STAND AT 6%:
Judging from the way social media sites censor any non-“woke” comments, universities and corporations fire any employees who deviate an iota from leftist-PC groupthink, and many Americans are being forced to endure “diversity and equity training sessions” reminiscent of communist reeducation camps, you’d assume that this view was the predominant outlook of the vast majority of the population. And boy, would you be wrong. Read this from Stacey Lennox at PJ Media:
According to a new Pew Research study, the percentage of Americans whose views fall under “progressive left” – views like thinking we need bigger government with more services, that America is rife with “white privilege,” and that institutions need to be torn apart and rebuilt to insure “equity” – is a whopping 6%.
Even among that tiny minority, they are a remarkable un-diverse population. Nearly seven in ten are white adults. Almost three-quarters are under 50, nearly half went to college, and only 52% have any religious affiliations. In short, they’re almost entirely young, college-educated, secular, white people. If they saw any other group that was as lacking in diversity as they are, they’d be demanding it be banned.
I hope the recent elections and the big one coming in 2022 will herald a turning point in which Americans of all races finally stand up and say theyve had enough of letting the tail wag the dog. Remember, in this case, it’s not even a tail. It’s just a stub.
6. ANOTHER REASON TO LIKE HIM:
More reasons to like Edward Durr, the underfunded New Jersey truck driver who has now officially defeated Democrat State Senate President Steve Sweeney. Durr appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to describe how he handled getting Sweeney’s concession call:
7. LIFE IN A LIBERAL ZOO:
“Follow-home robberies” are now so common in Los Angeles that officials are advising residents to adopt a new policy: “Cooperate and comply.” Yep, just hand the criminals whatever they want and maybe they won’t shoot you. Hey, if it works in stores that are now being looted with impunity, then why not let them do it door-to-door as well?
Hard to believe this is actually the city where Joe Friday used to work.
8. RIP, GRAEME EDGE OF THE MOODY BLUES:
BY PAT REEDER
Moody Blues drummer and songwriter Graeme Edge has died at 80. His family didn’t disclose the cause, but he had reportedly been battling cancer. The group’s frontman Justin Hayward called him the “backbone” of the band, and said, "When Graeme told me he was retiring I knew that without him it couldn’t be the Moody Blues anymore. And that’s what happened. It’s true to say that he kept the group together throughout all the years because he loved it."
Edge was the only continuous member of the Moody Blues who was in the band since its earliest incarnation in 1964 and its first hit, “Go Now.” When Justin Hayward and John Lodge joined, their sound took a very different turn into classical and progressive rock, leading to a string of seven extremely influential, classic albums, including “Days of Future Past,” “A Question of Balance” and “Seventh Sojourn.” He continued on with them for over half a century, providing both percussion and lyrics/poetry. During down times for the Moody Blues, he formed his own group, The Graeme Edge Band, which released a couple of fine albums in a similar style that fans should check out.
As a longtime Moody Blues fan, I’m glad that Edge lived long enough to see the band inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2018. But that doesn’t make up for the clueless induction committee waiting so long that fellow founding member Ray Thomas died before they were honored. By sheer chance, the day before Edge’s death was announced, I happened to watch a YouTube clip of Anne Wilson of Heart giving their induction speech. She talked about how important they were to her and so many other artists, and ended by saying, “Finally! FINALLY!”
That’s exactly how many of us felt. Waiting so long to induct the Moody Blues, until after one member had died, while inducting newer, less important acts, some not even rock, is a travesty. The list of giants of classic rock that still haven’t been inducted, from Jethro Tull to Blue Oyster Cult, is scandalous. As these legends of rock reach advanced ages, it’s long past time for the Rock Hall of Fame to remember what it’s supposed to be about, and start honoring them before I have to do it myself with these obituaries.
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