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December 2, 2020
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December 2, 2020      

Good morning! Today's newsletter includes:

  • Crime is skyrocketing
  • Breathless reporting from CNN
  • Covid-19 updates
  • Eric Clapton targeted for cancelling
  • Joe Biden's Cabinet begins to take shape

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

CRIME IS SKYROCKETING

By Mike Huckabee

In cities across America where leftwing leaders sided with rioters and slashed police budgets, crime is skyrocketing. As Gomer Pyle used to say, “Sur-prise! Sur-prise!”

How devastating was that insane abdication of public responsibility? We can now put some figures to it. The Major Cities Chiefs Association (an organization of police chiefs representing 69 of America’s largest cities) reports that from May 25 to July 31, about 8,700 protests took place in US cities. Of those, 574 were riots that included mass looting and destruction. During them, more than 2,000 police officers were injured in the line of duty.

One police agency reported 115 commercial burglaries in just one day. Another reported a single looting event at a shopping mall that resulted in over $70 million in damage. One agency alone reported 300 police cars damaged, including 19 that were engulfed in flames.

But maybe this, more than any statistics, will drive home just how bad it was: It was SO bad that in Minneapolis, ground zero of the Defund The Police movement and current site of a surging crime wave, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey stood up Monday at a city council meeting and shot down the council’s plan to slash the police budget.

The plan, hilariously named “Safety For All,” calls for reducing the police department from 888 to 750 officers. Frey, actually sounding like a voice of reason, said, “It’s irresponsible and untenable, especially given what we are presently experiencing now in this city. If the goal is simply to dramatically reduce the number of police officers we have and hamstring our chief, no, I cannot sign onto that.”

Frey also noted that any plan was supposed to wait until after a year-long “community engagement process” to find out what the people want. They could find out right now, if they’d listen: the people want more cops on the street. It sounds as if the only way to make that happen would be to throw their useless city council out onto the street.

Oh, and if you need any further verification of just how bad, dangerous, counterproductive and idiotic the council’s police plan is, try this: Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted her support for it.


BREATHLESS REPORTING FROM CNN

By Mike Huckabee

Stop the presses!! A “CNN Exclusive” reports that CNN has obtained leaked documents showing that China’s government underreported its COVID-19 case numbers and engaged in other lies and cover-ups about the virus.

I will stay tuned to CNN, breathlessly awaiting their next shocking exclusive on where the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus came from.

COVID-19 UPDATES

By Mike Huckabee

With Christmas approaching and COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus cases rising, Americans are bracing for more lockdown orders that seem to be aimed more at shutting down businesses, churches and Christmas celebrations than actually stopping the spread of the virus. So before we get too far past the recent Thanksgiving hypocrisies of the “Do as I say, not as I do” leaders, here are a few things worth remembering when they start in with the war on Christmas in the name of stopping the pandemic (using the same failed tactics that were supposed to be imposed for only two weeks, eight months ago.)

First of all, PJ Media made a handy list of prominent Democrats who imposed crackdowns on their constituents, then flouted their own rules. It ranges from big names like Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, Bill DeBlasio and Gavin Newsom to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who told everyone to avoid travel 30 minutes before he got on a plane to go visit his own family for Thanksgiving.

The media have also been pushing draconian measures that they seem to think don’t apply to them. CNN’s Chris Cuomo made the previous list of hypocrites, but let’s not overlook ABC’s Jonathan Karl, who has become notorious for shaming others who don’t wear masks while being caught not wearing one when he thinks the cameras aren’t on.

The latest is the L.A. County Supervisor who voted to ban outdoor dining restaurants, then was spotted eating at one a few days later. (If she looks familiar, yes: she did used to play Zelda on the ‘50s sitcom “Dobie Gillis.” I think Maynard G. Krebs might now be in charge of coming up with the state's plans to stop the coronavirus.)

And let’s not forget the California state lawmakers who, after doing such a bang-up job dealing with riots, crime, blackouts and wildfires, shut down businesses and told Californians to stay home and not travel for the holidays. Then they set off on a plane for a taxpayer-paid “conference” at a luxury resort in Hawaii.

Americans have just about reached the end of their patience with the hypocrisy of politicians and their endless job- and business-killing lockdowns and restrictions that defy common sense and often have little to do with any scientific evidence about stopping the spread of the virus. Some are staging full protest rallies

Others are becoming quite creative in their ways of protesting the dictates, or getting around them entirely.

I’m proud to say that I inspired Pastor Rob McCoy, who took off his tie to striptease music before his sermon so his church could be declared a “strip club” and therefore, an essential business that’s allowed to stay open in California. Here’s a video of that, but watch it beyond the funny opening to hear a very important message in his sermon.

There was also the Buffalo, New York, restaurant owner who put a sign on his business that read “WalMart,” so that he could be deemed worthy of remaining open.

The owner of a New York pub declared it a Seattle-style “autonomous zone,” where, as we all learned, COVID restrictions simply don’t apply.

And the owner of “Eat At Joe’s” restaurant in Redondo Beach, California, protested Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “sheer insanity” of restrictions by putting a banner over his place for the tony “French Laundry” restaurant, where Newsom attended a birthday party after telling everyone else not to gather in indoor groups. I guess the French restaurant is special, and as with anti-cop protests and Biden election celebrations, the virus doesn’t spread there.

I’m very glad to see that people are finally saying enough is enough, and before they give up their rights and lose their jobs and businesses, they're starting to demand to know what the scientific basis is for these restrictions, why they’re expected to work now when they haven’t before, why they’re going on indefinitely, and why the people creating them think they don’t apply to themselves.

Since my strip tease idea was so inspiring, I hope that my latest suggestion will be picked up nationwide: The reason it’s so easy for these politicians to shut down other people’s businesses is that, no matter what, their government paychecks never stop coming. I think we should all demand that they not receive any pay as long as they have their states’ or cities’ economies shut down and their constituents aren’t getting paid. I’ll be they would come up with some much better ways to deal with the virus pronto if their endless lockdowns also locked down their own paychecks.

ERIC CLAPTON TARGETED FOR CANCELLING

By Mike Huckabee

The “cancel culture” is coming for guitar hero Eric Clapton, for daring to record a song written by Van Morrison that protests the endless lockdowns that are killing live music and destroying musicians’ livelihoods. He couldn’t be allowed to go around expressing a non-approved opinion, so the Twitter keyboard warriors dug up an old racist comment he made in the 1970s and are using it as a pretext to try to “disappear” him.

The comment was indeed shocking, but he’s apologized for it repeatedly for years, explaining that when he said it, he was out of his head and suicidally addicted to booze and drugs. The left seemed to forgive him, until it suddenly became useful to take it back.

I’d also point out that the song the self-righteous social justice warriors are so outraged over is to raise money to help struggling musicians whose livelihood is being destroyed by their policies. Just by recording it, he’s already done more to help others than they ever will. And I seriously doubt that anyone who already knows Eric Clapton is going to stop listening to his music because some twits on Twitter said to.

JOE BIDEN'S CABINET BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump’s team is continuing to challenge the vote, and I believe in giving him time to make his case, but it does appear that the odds are getting longer, with officials certifying votes and courts throwing out cases. Still, I believe in not reporting news until it’s actually news, so I have held off on commenting on all the speculation over who Joe Biden will name to his Cabinet. But now that Biden is actually giving us some names, it’s worth pointing out that, aside from the media, the reaction is not universal adoration.

So far, what we’ve seen is exactly what many expected: a lot of warmed-over Obama-era failures and entrenched Deep Staters with egos far in excess of their abilities, the very people Trump was referring to when he said that if the Obama Administration hadn’t been so bad, he never wouldn’t gotten near the White House. I already mentioned John “Iran Deal/Logan Act” Kerry being picked as "climate czar" (I think "Secretary of Hot Air" would be more accurate), but here are a few more blasts from the past that could be returning to prominence if Biden becomes President.

Biden is rumored to be considering Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin as CIA Director. At least it’s not John Brennan, but here’s what Michigan GOP chair Laura Cox had to say about that pick.

“From her support of the failed Iran Nuclear Deal to her inability to articulate any plans to fight America’s adversaries, Congresswoman Slotkin has proven time and again how grossly unqualified she is to handle foreign policy matters. It comes as no surprise that Joe Biden would consider someone this incompetent for his CIA Director, but I hope for the sake of the American people he has the wherewithal to pass on what would be a disastrous appointment.”

Okay, safe to say that might not be a universally acclaimed choice. But how about his reported pick for head of the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden?

Turns out she has a long history of spreading discredited Russia collusion hoaxes (ironically, she suggested that Russia switched votes to Trump in the 2016 election), and more to the point, a string of Twitter tweets rudely and viciously smearing the very Republican Senators who would have to vote for her to confirm her to the job. A spokesman for Sen. John Cornyn put Tanden’s chances of confirmation at “zero,” while other former top GOP staffers described her nomination as “a funeral” and “a sacrifice to the confirmation gods.”

Biden’s reported choices to lead his national security team, including the Secretaries of State and Defense, went straight from the Obama Administration into a DC consulting firm that doesn’t disclose its clients. The lack of transparency and ethics even drew criticism from leftwing blogs and the New York Times.

Even one of the people he chose to lead his transition team is under fire for being in charge of Los Angeles Metro while it’s under two federal criminal investigations.

I could go on, but you get the picture. He's being slammed for considering failures, liars and crooks, but what else does he have to choose from? Biden isn’t even officially the President-elect, and already the long knives are coming out from both directions. Even if he does become President, it might not be long before he starts feeling the wisdom of the old proverb: “Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.”

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  • Errol Collins

    12/03/2020 08:56 PM

    Over and over I am hearing "Yes, there was fraud, but not enough to change the election". I taught school for 30 years and if a student was caught cheating on a test, they FAILED. We never said "Well, you didn't cheat on enough questions to change your score." If a cadet in our military academies is caught cheating, not only do they fail the test, they are EXPELLED. Same for universities. And yet, we reward cheaters in our elections. It should be simple, If you get caught cheating, YOU LOSE!

  • PAUL SCHABER

    12/03/2020 10:55 AM

    What do you except with no penalties doe the destruction they inflected on the local community. Those same governors and mayors are expecting Nancy Pelosi to come riding over the horizon with the Stimulus Rescue Package. Do not wait for that to happen. Too many of governors and mayors are seeing the results of their actions empty buildings and no mom and pop stores and their financial coffers are almost empty. If they cut the Police Departments, the Fire and Emergency Medical Departments will be gone too and the local communities will not be providing Mutual Assistance either. Now it too late to bring order back their cities and states .

  • Guang Kim

    12/03/2020 09:27 AM

    Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them, O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

  • Dolores Miltenberger

    12/03/2020 06:58 AM

    Thank you again and again for your comments. Both my husband Gordon and I appreciate your faithful comments on the day’s events. In Christian love we send Hugs
    The Rev Gordon Miltenberger
    and wife Dolores

  • Sharon.Faulkner

    12/02/2020 06:37 PM

    Trump couldn't appear weak if he tried and the Trump kids don't need pardons -- the Clinton Biden Kerry and Pelosi kids do. Where do your readers get this crap?

  • Paul Kern

    12/02/2020 06:19 PM

    I wonder what the the real outcome of all this will be? I keep up on real news. I see major Christian news blogs have given up and just reporting the fake MSM news and fake CDC reports
    I see a mahor civil war unless God intervenes.
    Most Christians do not have a biblical world view.
    What are your thoughts? Shoukd you read and respond.

  • Suzanne Bullock

    12/02/2020 04:43 PM

    Two thoughts for consideration.
    1) Book burnings have long been one of the tools of tyrants. In today's America, with so many books in electronic format that can be deleted from your device without you knowledge or permission (in other words, you don't REALLY own any books on that Kindle or other E-reader), and so many people dumping their paper books in favor of the electronic ones, the new tyranny will not need to burn your unapproved books. They'll just delete them from all of our devices when the time comes.
    2) The destruction of businesses, private enterprise, entrepreneurship, is essential to the Great Reset and the institution of the global monetary system and global government. Neither of which are conspiracy theory anymore. They are so close to their goals, that they are now becoming very open about them. Think UN Agenda 2030 and the World Economic Forum, if you need examples.

    I hope and pray that President Trump sticks with his oath to defend America from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic. That includes not yielding the office of President to a man (or woman) who is so owned by foreign governments as Biden, and who won the office via fraud and foreign manipulation of our election process - as the evidence is now mountainous is the case.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/02/2020 03:49 PM

    Vaccine issues: Dont mind taking 1 BUT worry about after effects: IE Immunity card, contact tracing etc HR66666.
    FYI
    Very troubling alone IF HR66666 passes.
    Scary

  • Kay DeWitt

    12/02/2020 02:27 PM

    YOUR STATEMENT THAT JUMPED OUT AT ME WAS: "Americans have just about reached the end of their patience with the hypocrisy of politicians...." .....And the REASON this statement jumped out at me was because......

    I wish CHRISTIANS would ALSO "have just about reached the end of their patience with the hypocrisy of preachers" because it is their hypocrisy that authored the scandals that made a mockery of the Jesus they preached ABOUT....And their mockery is what has played a part in making the Jesus they preached about not REAL...which has played a part in why a kid....who knows nothing about the REAL Jesus....and the reality of His unconditional love....thinks nothing about shooting another kid and killing him!

    Politicians are EXPECTED to BE hypocritical because the he in the world is on the throne of their self-centered, egotistical, agendas! Since their ego mania so often evokes the word "insanity", in your newsletters, how could the fact OF hypocrisy NOT be a part of that definition!

  • Dee S

    12/02/2020 02:07 PM

    The disbelief of the election fraud continues to wash over me, when I dare to watch news. It appears the war against socialism in America is lost. Now we watch as the swamp rats come crawling back out of the woodwork where they had been hiding, when it appeared justice might be served upon them, for the corrupt impeachment put in motion by the Obama administration. Among other things. The whistleblower risked his life to speak of the corruption of Hunter and Joe Biden. How many believe the two will ever be held accountable for their Ukraine, China, Russia corruption. Instead they get to be President , and son free and clear. We were all duped into believing the "Durham" investigation might bring President Trump justice, America justice. Another smokescreen of false hope. And theres the outrage of Gabriel Sterling, declaring "this has to stop" to President Trump and republicans. Where was he when cities were burning, Trump supporters being brutalized? We were outraged over the Democrats allowing that to go on in their cities. Where did it get us. Why were activists allowed to buy body bags to place in front of senators homes? Why did telecommunications companies allow Antifa and BLM to continue to have access to their cellphones to film them destroying and burning property and businesses? They could have cut cell towers. Why did fireworks businesses continue to sell fireworks to them, to use in violent displays at businesses, police depts, and restaurants? Where was Mr. Sterlings outrage? Where was Americas outrage, instead Biden is allowed in. I will always consider President Trump a national treasure. I dont care what anyone thinks, he worked harder for American interests than anyone ever did.

  • Sondra Andersen

    12/02/2020 01:46 PM

    Dear Masterful Mike,
    Thanks for your wonderful team, as well as you, for providing up-to-date information that we can rely on daily. Even more, thanks for placing scripture at the end to remind us that God is in charge. It is easy to get caught up in the injustices of this world that seem never to be resolved.
    May God's love under-gird us all!
    Sondra & Richard Andersen

  • Tony Weaver

    12/02/2020 12:39 PM

    Maybe you can help
    I have tried to get senator Perdue and Loeffler to pin down their opponents on how they would VOTE on key issues like ...
    Cutting military spending AKA defund the military
    Defund police grands
    School choice
    Late term abortion
    Middle East issues
    Bringing home the supply lines for medicine
    Open borders

    The opponents talk good on their commercials but again how will they vote if elected

    Will they keep us safe

    Help me get this message to them?
    Thanks
    Tony Weaver

  • Floyd Unger

    12/02/2020 12:39 PM

    Thank you...excellent

  • Robert Koehl

    12/02/2020 12:25 PM

    Is this Joe’s kitchen cabinet, basement cabinet, or bathroom cabinet?

  • Ann Williams

    12/02/2020 12:19 PM

    The story on Defund the Police is whatcha call a 'no brainer!'

  • Rick Gooden

    12/02/2020 12:14 PM

    With his recent comments about the lack of evidence concerning voter fraud,the term "Honorable" is in question in regards to our AG Bill Barr.Has he been bought off too or
    possibly threatened.It would seem that President Trump is a one man army with no one he can trust outside of his own family,what a truly sad state of events !!! Shame on you Mr. Barr you know
    the truth.

  • Pat J Green

    12/02/2020 12:10 PM

    I do not know how many of these mayors and council people were up for reelection, but it does seem to me that the citizens of those city's are getting just what they wanted.

  • Bob Cook

    12/02/2020 11:28 AM

    Dear Governor:
    Is this Facebook video legitimate (link follows)? If so, this is very disheartening.
    https://www.facebook.com/tuvyah/videos/10222006481764456

    Can States' Attorneys General (from 'red' states) find a sympathetic Federal Judge and bring a 'urgent class action' type lawsuit to enjoin the certification and electoral process and seek remedy for these claims? When one State is causing harm to another State, how does the harmed state seek remedy in court? If the fraudulent election actions by some States disenfranchise other States, isn't that a broader civil rights issue that needs adjudication?

  • Linda Mack

    12/02/2020 11:12 AM

    I agree Biden’s cabinet choices are not ones I would trust especially Tanden.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    12/02/2020 11:10 AM

    Of course unelected Biden will scum into office. That was the plan all along . Truth and Justice mean zip to the bottomless Deep State and the suck hole Swamp -- but the corruption that Trump has exposed will be not the end but the Beginning ...

  • Eva Mininberg

    12/02/2020 11:06 AM

    I am so disgusted at the cheating and fraud that has been displayed by the dems that if Biden is inaugurated I see no further reason to have any faith in this country or pride. The purpose to vote is non existent.

  • Louise Wheat

    12/02/2020 11:05 AM

    Joe Biden is not the president elect

  • William Fuhrer

    12/02/2020 10:51 AM

    BURNING and LOOTING is BURNING and LOOTING and has nothing to do with the AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM. The Blacks are right that the Constitution and Slavery are not compatible.

  • David Whetsell

    12/02/2020 10:36 AM

    I do not care about how much money is spent on the Georgia elections. How many workers to go out for the republican senators . If nothing is done about the 1 million absentee ballots that do not match signatures, if the voters are dead or not legal voters. and the dominion voting machines rigged. The Socialist democrats are going to win.