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November 12, 2021
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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.

https://www.westernjournal.com/desantis-nails-biden-says-potus-blood-hands-admin-flew-alleged-murderer-fl/

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.

https://www.westernjournal.com/iran-backed-group-biden-took-off-terrorist-list-storms-us-embassy-compound/

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.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattles-crime-security-escorts-king-county-employees-defund-police

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.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/11/11/blm-throws-down-the-gauntlet-threatens-new-nyc-mayor-with-riots-fire-and-bloodshed-n1531936

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.”)

https://www.westernjournal.com/ironclad-videos-show-covid-lockdown-protesters-blm-rioters-nothing-alike/


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:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stacey-lennox/2021/11/11/america-is-being-held-hostage-a-progressive-left-that-represent-6-of-the-electorate-n1531975

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:

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/11/12/edward-durr-tells-tucker-about-concession-call-he-finally-got-and-his-savage-response-n474177


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?

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/11/11/follow-home-robberies-so-bad-in-los-angeles-police-issue-cooperate-and-comply-alert-n473964

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."

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/graeme-edge-moody-blues-drummer-dead-80

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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  • William Burbank

    11/13/2021 01:32 PM

    Every Governor of every State has the responsibility to defend its state population along with anyone who is visiting or passing through the state who is a citizen of the USA All the illegal immigrants that have been dropped off are threats because of not being vetted or knowing their vaccination status not just COVID. The State government who finds anyone that is here illegally under federal law can enforce that law under the rules of the law.
    For all the people who lost their property, business, suffers injury or death should sue BLM. That would defund BLM, and make them useless, and no longer a threat for anyone.

  • Jerry

    11/13/2021 10:47 AM

    I try not to watch political news shows in large increments, when married to my wife for 52 years she watches Fox in the morning on the weekends I like Pete and Will and Rachel in the morning after that I have to schedule something else to do the show becomes unwatchable for me when propagandist compare today’s economy to the pandemic economy what’s the reason? China sent a economy to the us, what I wanted hear from this propaganda statement was to compare today’ economy to 2019’s economy built by Americans not a China spurred economy that shut America down,for me that’s a leftist talking point a country’s roaring economy in 2019 should be the template of what America should operate not this garbage way of life today in comparison to the 2019 Econ that is an American template that should be talked about

  • WILLIAM BEVINGTON

    11/13/2021 09:54 AM

    It ia amazing how every thing Biden touches turns into horse droppings! And I thought Carter and Obama were bad. I won't even comment on BLM.

  • Stephen Russell

    11/13/2021 09:20 AM

    Dean Stockwell died, Quantum Leap co star & did JAG as SecNav for some episodes.

  • Mike Manoogian

    11/13/2021 07:07 AM

    Thanks for your words about Graeme Edge and the Moody Blues. They, along with Gordon Lightfoot, were part of my daily listening routine. Moody Blues music and artistry were always a cut above the rest. The song "Question" spurred that lifelong love for Moody Blues music and led me to so much more. RIP.

  • Judy Radley

    11/12/2021 11:03 PM

    So sorry to hear about the lose for Moody Blues drummer, Graeme Edge. The Moody Blues first album with the song, 'Nights in White Satin', was my first album that I bought with my own babysitting money I earned when I was in my 'tween' years, before a teenager, but I was a regular babysitter when I was 12 yrs. old. For my summer job, I took care of an infant a few hours during the day when his parents where working. I was in Girl Scouts and learned how to be a good babysitter and how to take care of young infants. It was all part of being a minister's daughter, a choir member for my church, a Sunday School attendant since I was in Kindergarten, a Youth Group member for my church, Confirmed when I was 12 years old, and also was Baptized when I was a baby, etc., everything that goes along with being part of a family that put God first, and everything else second. Anyway, when I purchased my first album, The Moody Blues, I would make up my own reasons for the lyrics, and never really believed what the lyrics were really all about, until I was older and had more experience at what lyrics in a song were really about. But isn't that what music is all about? To apply them to your own ideas in life? Except for hymns, they were words that were meant to be sung by those in church, the way they were written. Most of my favorite music albums and artists were those who played the piano as I play the piano and not the electric guitar. I did learn classic guitar, but I always loved playing the piano more. I am now teaching my grand daughter how to play the piano, and she is picking up on it very well. She retains the lessons well, and she is only 8 years old. I was that age too when I first learned how to play piano. My grand daughter even tries to teach her Mom how to play the piano, and explains how the way I explain it to her. Since public schools don't teach music lessons any longer, I am glad to have learned how to play the piano, as my teacher was a great teacher and was a member of the church I belonged to for almost all of my life, up until this year, and she was a great teacher. She passed away years ago, as so many others did that helped keep that church going strong, but now it is almost to the point where it may be closed, as so many other Christian churches are doing in New York State, since liberal socialist communists are controlling everything in this state, and are against God's work in every aspect of human lives. My brother who is a minister, and 4 yrs. younger than me, said that I should go back to the church I used to attend, and to bring more Christian life to it, and not give up, because to give up on it, is to let it close down and to give in to the evil of this world instead of fighting against it. I am only one person, but it was only one person who brought Christianity to life, Jesus Christ. So one person can change things, but it is not easy to do, but it is worth the struggle if good change and good growth does come from it.

  • Dan Klaffke

    11/12/2021 10:41 PM

    Thank you for today's "Daily Bible Verse", Isaiah 5:20. It speaks to how the Left operates using opposites to what they really mean. Yes, they call "Evil good" and "Good evil" every day. They took the word "Liberal" (meaning Liberty Loving) and mean the opposite - they love tyranny. The "Affordable Care Act" is really the "Un-affordable Care Act" and on and on it goes - a new one every day.... [Even Black Lives Matter... is really the opposite, it is just a tool to fool the people].

  • Paul Kern

    11/12/2021 10:07 PM

    Two things. It is looking like a "storm the Bastille" moment is upon us. The Evangelical Elite are still pushing Pietism to keep the sheeple under control modern day Pharisees!
    I grew up in the sixties. When the Moody Blues came on the scene I saw they were superior to the Beatles in every way. The Beatles went down once they got into drugs and later eastern mysticism!

  • William Fuhrer

    11/12/2021 09:06 PM

    Gas price will determine HOW LOW CAN PRICES GO? President Joseph Biden lost control of the economy when he killed any hope of energy independence. Maybe he did it in honor of President Jimmy Carter legacy

  • Gladys Hizer

    11/12/2021 07:58 PM

    My late brother was a truck driver who went all over the U.S. and had a very high IQ. Truck drivers see "the world" and that is the best education anyone can have. Thank you for the concession story of Edward Durr, the truck driver who won in NJ and went on the Tucker Carlson show. It is impossible for me to watch all those shows and this one would have been worth watching. I did have a good laugh along with Tucker. Agree with you that he was a gentleman which is difficult to find these days.