THE EVENING EDITION By Mike Huckabee
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
31 “At the same time,” says the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.”
Jeremiah 31:1 NKJV
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THE LATEST NEWS
1. Woke insanity:
Winsor School, an all-girl private prep school in Massachusetts, announced that in the name of diversity and inclusion, it will stop using the terms “she, her, hers” and “your daughter,” and replace them with “they, them, theirs” and “student.” Also, instead of “parent/guardian,” they’ll say, “Adult family member” (note to these “educators”: the singular “they, them, theirs” is grammatically incorrect and “parent/guardian” is already gender neutral.) Teachers will also be told to address students by their preferred pronouns, and not to address groups of students as “girls” or “ladies.”
So I guess to be accurate, I should have written that Winsor is an all-“girls” prep school.
And as long as I’m reporting the latest woke insanity, let’s once again spin the Big Wheel of Random Oppression and see…where…..it……..stops!
On "fishing!" Okay, everyone make a note: Fishing, hunting and hiking are now bastions of white supremacy. And this came from a college professor, so you know it must be true.
2. Biden's accomplishments:
As the first year of the Biden Administration limps to a close, the White House is so desperate for any good news that they tried to make some up and peddle it to the media with the enticement that they could tout it as actual news they’d obtained from their White House sources. If this is what anyone considers news, then they shouldn’t be in the news business. This is what most of us would call a “press release.” And one that’s about as believable as a press release from a broker of penny stocks, although by the time Biden gets through, all stocks may be penny stocks.
The link goes through the list of alleged Biden “accomplishments,” and then provides some truth to counteract the claims. You’ll soon know why news commentator Drew Holden said, “It can only be described as a war on reality.”
So there’s one more Trump policy Biden reversed and made things worse: Trump didn’t start any new wars.
3. Fighting COVID Update:
I send sincere good wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has tested positive for COVID-19. She says so far, her symptoms are mild.
We also extend our prayers and sympathies to the family of Washington State Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen, who died Friday at 52 after a battle with COVID, although it’s not clear if that was the cause of his death. Colleagues said he contacted them in November for help in getting monoclonal antibodies, which weren’t available where he was.
Of course, Warren was fully vaccinated and boosted, but contracted COVID anyway, and she’s hardly the only one in the news in that situation. To cite just one example, 44 passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise tested positive even though everyone on board was vaccinated.
These stories are doing a lot to undermine support for President Biden’s ever-more-draconian vaccination edicts and his attempt to scapegoat the unvaccinated. The vaccines don’t appear to be working that well, at least not against the Omicron variant (it was always assumed that the vaccinated could still get COVID, but that it was less likely to cause serious or deadly symptoms, but that sort of got lost in all the hysteria.) Fortunately, all of the cruise passengers were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, which could be due to the vaccine, or if it was Omicron, to it just being a milder form of the virus.
What all this will probably add up to is the government gradually being forced to recognize that COVID is just something we’re all going to have to live with from now on, like the flu, and stop waging war on doctors who are trying to find treatments. Previous draconian measures to stop it have shown little benefit, while they destroyed the economy, trampled individual rights, and created a whole new set of mental and physical health problems. The question is whether the current Administration is capable of recognizing and yielding to reality on this issue, or if it’s going to result in mass civil disobedience, which we’re already starting to see in many places.
There are hopeful signs that the White House may finally start softening its “Get vaccinated or die, and lose your job, too!” approach.
The problem is that by admitting he was wrong about how to deal with COVID, Biden will also be breaking yet another campaign promise. Remember how he claimed that people died of COVID under Trump not because it was a new and deadly disease but because Trump was incompetent and uncaring? But he had a plan to “shut down the virus,” not the economy. So far, he’s mostly shut down the economy, and now, he’d be admitting he actually had no plan to shut down the virus. He must be reluctant to do that for fear of further political repercussions.
If it helps to get him to finally admit that, please let him know that no one will be surprised by learning that he doesn't really know how to stop the virus. We all figured that out a long time ago.
4. Add NBC to the list:
Nick Sandmann, the former Catholic school student defamed by the media, has already won lawsuit settlements from the Washington Post and CNN. Now, add NBC to the list of media outlets who apparently never realized that there could be consequences for destroying someone’s reputation with irresponsible lies.
5. A proud capitalist, not a communist:
UPDATE! I reported last week about Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard “Stolen Valor” Blumenthal attending an awards dinner and praising his hosts, who happened to be an affiliate of the Communist Party USA. After this resulted in understandable criticism from the right (and the middle – you don’t have to be very far right to disapprove of COMMUNISM), Blumenthal claimed he thought that was just a labor event; that he gets invited to a lot of things; and heavens, he’s a proud capitalist and had no idea he was amidst Communists!
The media did what they always do: covered up the original story that reflected badly on a Democrat, and when it came out anyway despite their suppression efforts, they rushed to defend Blumenthal, echo his excuses, and try to turn the “real” story into how “Republicans pounced” to try to twist this into a negative political issue for their opponents. Because without the Republicans complaining, nobody would’ve batted an eye at a powerful Democratic Senator joining in a communist event.
Well, here’s the latest from the Media Research Center: Blumenthal claimed he was unaware that he was at a communist event (after all, there was food.) But here is what one awards presenter told the crowd over the microphone:
“There's more and more people talking now about socialism in this country as it becomes more and more clear that capitalism is not going to work for our future.”
And just to make it crystal clear that they didn’t mean AOC-style “Democratic socialism” (which is, like, TOTALLY different from socialism-socialism), the emcee said this:
“We invite you to join the Communist Party in this epic time as we make good trouble to uproot systemic racism, retool the war economy, tax the rich, address climate change, secure voting rights and create a new socialist system that puts people, peace and planet before profits,”
Maybe everyone was slurping their borscht so loudly that Blumenthal didn’t hear the “Communist Party” part and just assumed from that list of euphemisms that they were fellow modern Democrats. Or he could try claiming that he suffered hearing loss from all the guns going off around him during his time on the battlefield in Vietnam. At least, that would be a lie he’s used to telling.
6. PA secretary of state tries to block Senate's Dominion audit
The state Senate in Pennsylvania is trying to conduct an audit of the 2020 election, but the auditors they hired from the Amistad Project have run into a roadblock put up by the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.
It comes in the form of yet another lawsuit designed to prevent transparency. It’s hard to imagine a pushback this forceful unless it’s motivated by sheer terror over what auditors might find.
As Phillip Kline, former attorney general of Kansas and now of the Amistad Project, tweeted: “Pennsylvania secretary of state is now suing to prevent the State Senate from examining Dominion machines from Fulton County. The courts have no business micro-managing a co-equal branch of government. Judges in PA seem to understand that. The left is terrified they won’t be able to stop the legislature from conducting a genuine investigation of the lawless 2020 election.”
He continued: “The US Government, in monitoring foreign elections, requires transparency, inclusion, and accountability. Yet, Democratic officials in PA and the [Merrick] Garland-led Justice Department threaten and sue legislators who in fulfilling their constitutional duties seek to access machines.”
And more: “Things Dominion does not allow government officials to do with its voting machines:
1) Transfer or copy any part of the software onto any other device.
2) Decipher or analyze any part of the software.
3) Make any ‘derivative works’ of the software.”
How is anyone supposed to determine whether or not there was a problem with Dominion software? We have to wonder if DNC attorney Marc Elias might be part of the group holding the line to make sure no one looks at those voting machines or any data from them. As Kline put it: “Pennsylvania’s governor, AG, secretary of the commonwealth [secretary of state], and their high-powered law firms are all coming after tiny Fulton County and The Amistad Project, just to prevent state lawmakers from inspecting Dominion voting machines. It’s like David vs. a whole army of Goliaths.”
Here’s the “emergency application” for an order prohibiting “spoliation of key evidence [examination of the Dominion machines] scheduled to occur on December 22, 2021.”
In the application, they even include this provision: “Petitioners shall take all necessary steps --- which may include returning the Electronic Voting Machines to Dominion Voting Systems in a manner that maintains chain of custody –- to preserve the Electronic Voting Machines, and any data stored thereon, in a secured and unaltered state pending further order of this Court.”
They’d like that, wouldn’t they? How convenient to return the voting machines –- “and any data stored thereon” –- to Dominion without anyone having the chance to examine them.
We like to look at what local news outlets are saying about a local story, so here’s a link to one. Be warned, however, that it editorializes in the usual way by saying claims of voter fraud are “baseless.” The claims might not be proven beyond doubt, but they certainly are not baseless, and the obligatory use of this word strikes us not only as baseless but also brainless. There is plenty of reason to audit these machines.
Phill Kline also wrote a great op-ed for the Wisconsin Daily Star about this case. I’m glad this appeared in Wisconsin, as that state has its share of problems, too, with trust in the system, and rightly so.
Dominion Voting Systems says that allowing the Pennsylvania Senate Republicans’ contractor access to its equipment’s digital data violates their contract. If it does, then by this statement Dominion has shown this is not the way we should be doing business, as such a contract with a voting systems company effectively renders any election impossible to audit.
And if these electronic voting systems can’t be audited –- and I mean immediately, the day after the election –- they need to be GONE, banished from our shores. Americans should not have to wait weeks, months, even years to know what the real outcome was, if we ever do. Since state legislatures are in charge of running elections (regardless of what Marc Elias and other Democrat attorneys might think), they some of them could start a push for this NOW. Perhaps the various banana republics around the world that need only the appearance of real elections can provide them with enough business to keep voting systems companies profitable.
Leftists always say they’re so interested in protecting “our democracy” and maintaining faith in the system, but if they really were, they’d want these dicey electronic systems gone as well, as roughly half the country doesn’t trust them, and for good reason. If leftists really wanted to stop voter suppression and make sure elections reflect the will of the people, they’d join us in calling for old-fashioned in-person voting with paper ballots and I.D., to keep voter fraud from canceling out REAL votes.
Of course, we know that’s not what leftists want at all.
Readers ask me every day what we can do to help with the grassroots effort needed to bring back accountability and honesty in our elections. The Amistad Project links to an organization called American Voter’s Alliance, which is a network designed to help concerned citizens find election-integrity groups in their state. It also has an events calendar for various election-related deadlines. It promotes the elusive election standards of transparency, inclusivity, accountability, participation and simplicity. And membership is free.
7. I Just Wanted To Say:
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