Evening Edition - October 5

October 5, 2020 |

TWO OCTOBER SURPRISES IN ARIZONA

In Arizona, Republican Sen. Martha McSally is in a heated race against challenger Mark Kelly, who’s ahead in the polls because he's running more to the right than most Democrats these days. Kelly relies heavily on his resume as an astronaut while staying quiet about his positions on controversial issues. But he may be forced into talking issues thanks to two unique “October surprises.”

The first was an endorsement of McSally by three of Kelly’s fellow former astronauts. They say that being an astronaut doesn’t mean you’d be a good Senator, and they accuse Kelly of hiding a liberal agenda of high taxes, gun control and other leftwing positions behind his NASA resume.

And another moon boot just dropped with the release of an undercover tape of a Democratic field organizer admitting that Kelly isn’t talking about gun control because he has to get the Independents to vote for him. She says, “He’s trying to be elected and then he’ll implement the measures. You always can’t trust politicians.”

This story illustrates one of the key differences between the parties in the modern age. Democrats are afraid that if Republicans get elected, they’ll do exactly what they promised the voters they would do. And Republicans are afraid that if Democrats get elected, they’ll do exactly what they deny they plan to do. There's now plenty of evidence that both are correct.

HUCK'S CRIMINAL MASTERMIND

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Huck’s Criminal Mastermind, but we need a laugh and Forbes reports on some candidates who richly deserve the honor. In an article about some of the weirdest and dumbest attempts at cybercrimes ever, security experts recall the hackers who came up with a brilliant plan to foil a luxury goods company’s security system that used fingerprint recognition (this happened in 2018, but is only now being revealed.)

The crooks hacked into the company’s computer, deleted some of the authorized fingerprints and replaced them with their own. Security immediately noticed the scanner’s odd behavior, so the would-be thieves never got into the store. But they did become the only hackers ever to leave behind their own actual fingerprints at the scene of a cybercrime. That requires real creativity.

As much intelligence as it takes to be a computer hacker, I think this is like AOC’s economics degree: a perfect example of being “educated beyond your intelligence.

GREAT NEWS

The Justice Department has sided with Capitol Hill Baptist Church in its lawsuit against the DC government and Mayor Muriel Bowser. The church argues that DC’s ban on outdoor church services is a clear violation of the First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

The church’s attorneys from First Liberty Institute say the government is under a high burden of proof that any intrusion on First Amendment rights must be to advance a compelling government interest, such as public safety. But by banning outdoor church services while allowing, and even endorsing and participating in, much larger protest gatherings, the Mayor and DC officials are clearly discriminating against people of faith while allowing exceptions for those they agree with. That’s not how the First Amendment works, and the DOJ agrees.

In announcing the DOJ’s stance on the case, the head of the Civil Rights Division said this:

“The right to free exercise of religion and the right to protest are both enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution. We are a nation dedicated to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression. The District of Columbia has, unfortunately, neglected these rights. The Justice Department is committed to defending both of these fundamental freedoms and in supporting all Americans’ rights to worship as they choose.”

There are more good quotes at the link, so read the whole thing. This is such an open-and-shut case of unconstitutional and illegal targeting by government officials, with even the Justice Department siding with the target, that I assume the only hope of DC prevailing in court would be if it lands in front of Judge Emmet Sullivan.

PRESS SEC TESTS POSITIVE

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for COVID-19. She says she had tested negative every day since last Thursday, but she tested positive on Monday morning. So far, she’s experiencing no symptoms (and let’s all pray it stays that way) and immediately began the quarantine process.

THE ANTIFA INSURGENCY

A trans-woman Trump supporter went undercover and joined Antifa in Portland, and in a fascinating piece for Reuters, she exposes what she learned about their intentions, their tactics and their organizational methods. The mole describes Antifa as a very efficient, “open-source networked insurgency.” Their attacks are organized in much the same way as the intifada terrorist attacks against Israel.

This link is to a piece that summarizes the story with key quotes, and it includes a link to the full original story. This is a must-read for all police and security professionals, and for anyone who wants to know what we’re really dealing with. It should shake the blinders off of anyone who still believes that Anitfa is just “an idea” and not a terrorist organization, if you can imagine someone that self-delusional.

INTERESTING

This is an interesting commentary on why we Republicans pray for political opponents who get sick and Democrats increasingly celebrate when their political opponents get sick and openly hope for them to die.

NOT "TOTALLY FALSE"

Remember during the debate when President Trump did the job the press refuses to do and asked Joe Biden about his son Hunter's shady financial past and alleged influence peddling? Joe claimed that the Senate report was political and had been debunked and the allegations, such as his son getting $3.5 million from the wife of the corrupt mayor of Moscow, were “totally false.”

Well, here’s a story detailing those transactions the way the Senate learned about them: from Treasury records of the various wire transfers.

CINEMA STRUGGLES

It appears that not even James Bond can defeat China. Cineworld, the biggest movie theater chain in the UK and Ireland and owner of the 543-theater Regal Cinemas chain in the US, is considering closing all its theaters next week due to the ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus. Despite extensive cleaning measures and reduced capacity for social distancing, many people have been frightened away from theaters. The chain was counting on the new James Bond movie saving the day when it opened for Christmas, but now it’s been pushed back to April. And if all those theaters close, it’s likely that other highly-awaited holiday releases such as “Wonder Woman 1984” will be pushed back as well.

I hate to see this because I love a good movie (wish there were more of them) and because of the loss of those jobs for people who work in the theaters. If there is any silver lining, please let it be that limousine leftist Hollywood movie producers who have been signaling their disdain for American moviegoers while sucking up to China’s communist government to get into China market will finally realize their misplaced loyalties.

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  • Kevin Schwinkendorf

    10/10/2020 04:04 PM

    I thought it was humorous when Kelly's fellow astronauts stated that just because you're a former astronaut does not mean you'd make a good senator. The first thing that came to my mind was John Glenn.

  • Jim Lee

    10/08/2020 01:40 PM

    Why are illegal happenings of the Democrats uncovered, but there are no convictions? Why are unconstitutional things uncovered, but their are no penalties?

  • Carl T Smith

    10/07/2020 07:50 PM

    In the military, we had a lot of fun with saying Who called that Judge an SOB: Well, Who called that SOB a JUDGE? Wearing a Robe and ignoring the LAW should bring at least a rebuke from the Chief Justice but I guess Birds of a Feather Flock Together!

  • Michael

    10/06/2020 07:20 PM

    Mark Kelly, a Democrat, running against the Republican, McSally is really no different than almost all Democrats. They won't tell potential voters their real agenda or where they stand on the issues. They hope they fool the voters and then if they win the election, it is never long thereafter We the People see what they hid. Obama did it, Biden and Harris will do it of given the chance. To the people of Arizona, please go to the polls in masses and vote Republican and vote against every Democrat!! If you want to save your state-, vote for McSally and all Republicans. Want to see your state destroyed by Democrat ideologies, anti-2nd amendment, etc. then vote for Kelly.

  • gene Curtis Boswell

    10/06/2020 05:56 PM

    Is Slow Joe is elected president, will the White House be renamed the Memory Care House? Seems appropriate.

  • Marilyn B Sullivan

    10/06/2020 05:45 PM

    Am I the only one that questions why so many high ranking Republicans are getting COVID 19 and Democrats in high positions are not? Especially when we see Nancy Pelosi is running around without a mask. Some Democrats have planted so much hatred and lies around the world that they are low enough to plant COVID 19 in the high ranking Republican Party.

  • Joyce Birch

    10/06/2020 04:40 PM

    I'm sorry to say as a Trump supporter, that I didn't agree with his statement about not being afraid of the virus. I'm afraid! He had the best care in the world & I pray that he has a full recovery. Don't forget the 200K+ lives lost in America. He has to show more sympathy, humility, & be a little humble. I know that's not his style. We are in dangerous times. Medically & economically! Now, there's no money for the citizens that have been waiting. What the hell! Washington is broken & the country is broken. I'll vote for him, but he has a short hard road ahead of him!!

  • Dorothea Jacobsen

    10/06/2020 03:38 PM

    New Idea!! How about drive-by voting on Nov. 3rd for people who sent in for a mail-in ballot. Bring your completed ballot to the polls on Tuesday 3rd Nov, and pop them in a special mail inbox, from your car window for them to be counted the same day. No chance for them to be lost or altered. Praise the Lord! Please pass on to swing states and my blue State of Massachusetts!! We desperately need a Republican Senator and Congressperson, State and Federal, too much corruption here! Thanks, DJ. p.s. we are the cradle of liberty historically; and on Columbus day coming up, to every city called Columbus in the U.S. (many), let us have rolling car-rallies to them from neighboring areas, wearing and waving the flag colors

  • Marcia Lybarger

    10/06/2020 01:49 PM

    1. What about my microphone idea. Like a straw with a mini Mike pushed up a mask so preachers and teachers and doctors, nurses could be understood.
    2. I want a complete medical report on BIDEN.

  • Floyd A Unger

    10/06/2020 12:52 PM

    Thank you

  • Luetta M Fox

    10/06/2020 11:02 AM

    We enjoy your program on TV. However, when there is a singer, the instruments overpower the singer so words cannot be heard. Maybe this can be adjusted?
    Thank you for all you do to keep us informed.

  • Floyd Kimmel

    10/06/2020 10:41 AM

    When will the Republicans quit playing schoolhouse show and tell with the evidence and start arresting people.

  • Elizabeth Pinkocze

    10/06/2020 10:05 AM

    I look forward to your Evening Editions every day. The daily Bible Verses are truly a moment to read the word of God, reflect quietly with peace and start the day on a good note. During this time it's important that we keep our eye on God and know that he is in charge. His will be done and things will be fine.

    Thanks for all you do. God Bless You

  • Carol Perone

    10/06/2020 08:40 AM

    Love you care Gov. Huckabee about our country, President and above all else God.
    You are someone to trust and I thank you from New Jersey the state I live but can no longer afford it's politics and the taxes we are facing. How come these stock market
    guys that rule can't figure they overspend, borrow more then we have..and I have to budget a checkbook??

  • Jerry Korba

    10/06/2020 08:37 AM

    I disrespect Hollywood because of its Anti American movement. I have commented that my wish would be to have a new site for movie makers without the influence of China running the industry I would prefer a proAmerican site that would allow the value of America to be shown in its theaters not propaganda slanted to CCP values. America is very good and we some glitches I believe movies can be portrayed in a way that moves America to fix them, movies and documentaries can help reeducate people that America is really great just not perfect thats why America wakes up each morning with the idea to Get Best in whatever we do. One day at a time always looking ahead to be Great. Racism is not our problem MSM is saying we are, is the problem!!

  • Stephen Russell

    10/06/2020 08:25 AM

    Wuhan virus wish: all those who praised for Pres to be sick to sample said virus X100
    Make fair &=

  • Richard Edler

    10/06/2020 01:15 AM

    Good articles! Hope McNally wins and stops Kelly. Glad other past astronauts spoke up and revealed his awful agenda. Plus Project Veritas!

    The Washington Times article about Treasury Dept. able to verify every transaction was excellent. But why can’t we stop Biden? He created a national security risk and will again. Isn’t this illegal? Why does it always have to fall on the press to do the heavy lifting? Biden’s committed treason. It is so clear. He even supports Maduro. So I’m essence he is a communist and supports communism. Is this correct? He is too dangerous to be president. How can we legally stop him? He has violated the Constitution! Please advise. This is so unbelievable. Thank you.

  • Albert Brewster

    10/06/2020 12:35 AM

    NO GUTS, NO GLORY!

  • linford taylor

    10/06/2020 12:02 AM

    no bible verse end of morning edition.

  • LA Huston

    10/05/2020 11:34 PM

    M Kelly continues to send out flyers weekly stating that McSally has always voted against health care for those with pre-existing conditions

  • Donald Tygart

    10/05/2020 11:31 PM

    It's a well known fact that no one wants our money and support until it's gone.

  • Bernice Schuberg

    10/05/2020 10:51 PM

    Thank you, Governor, for your perspective. God Bless.

  • Linda Carter

    10/05/2020 10:35 PM

    Are any of these test ever a false positive?

  • Cody U Watson

    10/05/2020 10:33 PM

    Is what I heard this morning from Glen Beck right on Zuckerberg contributing $34 million to the Texas election?
    Did I hear that right? If so can we say Facebook is neutral?

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    10/05/2020 10:29 PM

    Thank you for condensing your lengthy articles and allowing us to click on the blue type to dig deeper. Job well done!