Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Harris Breaks The Tie
- Much-Needed Message
- New Developments In Fight Over School Lockdowns
- AOC Update: Yes, She Was In Washington, DC The Day Of The Riot
- Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Dreams Up Orwellian Nightmare For Gun-Owners
- Very Revealing
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Harris Breaks The Tie
By Mike Huckabee
Late Thursday night, after more than 15 hours of rancorous debates and votes on amendments, the Senate passed a budget resolution for a massive COVID-19 relief bill that (editorial comment coming) should not be done by budget resolution. It passed on a party line vote, 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie (thanks, Georgia!)
To be clear: I’m not against helping Americans who are genuinely hurting, but before we heap trillions more in debt onto future generations, we should ensure that any aid is carefully targeted and not just an excuse to shower money on Democrat constituencies.
Republicans did keep their word to force vote after vote, to make Democrats go on record as supporting or opposing various controversial issues. Those commenters here who claim there’s no difference between the parties and who are threatening to vote for Democrats “just to show” the Republicans should note that the votes were evenly split 50-50 along party lines on…
Whether to support a border security wall, opposing a federal carbon tax, banning oil and gas leasing on federal land, giving stimulus checks to prison inmates, and even supporting religious freedom (yes, all the Democrats voted for checks for criminals and against supporting religious freedom.) So now you know what you’ll be voting for. They did vote 100-0 against defunding police, but someone needs to pass that word along to Democrats on the local government level.
This is too long and complicated to recap here, so check out the Fox News account.
And those flirting with voting Democrat, please note this paragraph, too:
“A final Democratic amendment proposed by Schumer undid three GOP-proposed amendments that passed with bipartisan majorities on fracking, the Keystone XL Pipeline and opposing stimulus checks for illegal immigrants. Harris cast the tie-breaking vote on that too.”
By Mike Huckabee
A much-needed message from Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media for all the “I’m gonna take my ball and go home” Republicans.
New Developments In School Lockdown Fight
By Mike Huckabee
I haven’t been talking regularly about the endless COVID-19 school lockdowns because it’s just the same bad situation dragging on for month after month. But in the past week, some developments have started to appear that suggest parents and at least some officials are out of patience with keeping kids out of school indefinitely no matter how much harm it’s causing, while teachers’ unions continue to fight going back to work. The disease seems to pose very little risk to young people, but keeping them out of school is harming their academic and athletic abilities, their social skills, and causing depression and even suicide. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest news:
First, it’s obvious that the Biden Administration is willing to shower more money on teachers’ unions while demanding nothing in return. Biden’s plan is to reopen most schools after another 100 days, and here’s his Chief of Staff defending that, despite medical studies showing that among schools that have reopened with masks and social distancing, there has been very little transmission of the disease.
That article also notes that three doctors associated with the Centers for Disease Control wrote an article in the AMA Journal encouraging schools to reopen nationwide. They wrote, “There has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission.”
The director of the CDC agrees that schools can reopen safely, and teachers don’t even need vaccinations.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is also calling for schools to reopen immediately, saying that the shutdowns are causing bigger risks to students than the coronavirus.
Fed-up parents around the nation are now holding their own protest rallies to demand that schools reopen.
Finally, even Biden’s former presidential rival, Mike Bloomberg, is urging Biden to stand up to the teachers’ unions. He said, "It's time for Joe Biden to stand up and say ‘kids are the most important things.’ Teachers are going to have to suck it up, stand up and provide an education. The President has to stand up to the unions.”
Strong words, but I have a feeling that the greatest wish for a long life that I could offer anyone in the era of COVID is, “May you live long enough to see a Democrat President stand up to the teachers’ unions.”
AOC Update: Yes, She Was In Washington, DC The Day Of The Riot
By Mike Huckabee
I’m not going to wade into who is telling the truth in the “he said/she said” drama that began with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez accusing Sen. Ted Cruz of trying to get her murdered because he questioned the integrity of the 2020 vote, which allegedly sparked the Capitol riot (it didn’t.) But since it’s making news, here’s where we are so far.
AOC next said a Capitol cop burst into her office to evacuate her, banged on the door and shouted, “Where is she?” and looked at her “in all of this anger and hostility,” triggering her trauma from a previous undetailed assault. Then a Twitter hashtag comparing her to actor Jussie Smollett trended after a colleague whose office is next to hers pointed out that they aren’t even in the Capitol building, they are in the Cannon House Office Building, and “insurrectionists” never stormed their hallway. AOC called that “manipulation” by the right, claiming that the attack wasn’t just on the Capitol dome but the entire Capitol complex.
Okay, before this gets any more confusing, here’s a detailed, illustrated timeline of exactly what happened that day. The only mention of the Cannon building is that it was evacuated.
And she’s now being accused of trying to rally her own followers to bully the media into silence.
That’s where we are as of this writing. All I’ll add is that since AOC has made an accusation that a Capitol cop triggered her victim’s trauma with his allegedly hateful gaze, I’d like to hear his side of the story. Especially since, if what she claims about her life being in danger is true, he was actually there to save her.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Dreams Up Orwellian Nightmare For Gun-Owners
By Mike Huckabee
Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee recently introduced the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act, the Democrats’ most radical assault yet on the Second Amendment, and that’s really saying something considering what they've proposed in the past.
The bill would not only create extremely burdensome licensing and other restrictions on all buyers or sellers of guns or ammunition, it would also create a nationwide gun registry that would gather tons of personal information on every gun owner that would be ripe for hacking and abuse. Most outrageous of all, it would mandate that gun buyers or sellers undergo a psychiatric exam and that a licensed psychologist interview the person’s spouse, ex-spouse, family members and associates to determine the “mental, emotional, and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.”
Let’s hope that there are enough reasonable Democrats – or that the Senate filibuster remains safe – or that the Supreme Court doesn’t get stacked with leftists – to insure this Orwellian nightmare never sees the light of day.
But if we’re going to start demanding psychiatric exams before people exercise their Constitutional rights, then how about one for anybody who’d vote to reelect Sheila Jackson Lee? Or one to determine the mental and emotional stability of leftist politicians before they’re allowed to exercise their First Amendment rights and talk in public?
By Mike Huckabee
This is very revealing: Sen. Rand Paul drilled down on Secretary of Education nominee Miguel Cardona about President Biden’s order to let males who “identify” as females compete in girls’ sports. Watch Cardona squirm, evade and change the subject as he tries to defend this policy without admitting the obvious: he knows it’s a ridiculous attempt to deny biological reality that will destroy girls’ sports. He can’t say so publicly for political reasons, but he knows it, and he’s going to enforce it anyway.
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