Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- "Huckabee" Preview
- Man Arrested Outside VP Residence
- Effort To Replace The News With The Narrative, Is Well Underway
- Diplomatic Disaster
- Teachers' Unions Engage In "Neanderthal Thinking"
- A Reader Writes...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
By Mike Huckabee
Join me tonight on TBN for another great new episode of “Huckabee.” I’ll talk to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who’s leading the pushback by states against the radical left agenda from Washington. Former lawman Ed Hudson will talk about his new book that tells the incredible true story of the redemption of a notorious drug smuggler. Vegas headliner Murray the Magician will astound you. We’ll have plenty of laughs from Southern humor columnist Ron Hart and some crazy news “In Case You Missed It.” Then we’ll top it off with music from Christian Country star Lucas Hoge.
It all gets rolling tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
Man Arrested Outside VP Residence
By Mike Huckabee
A Texas man named Paul Murray was arrested Friday outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ home while carrying an AR-15 rifle and a large amount of ammunition. Nobody was hurt in the arrest. He is a US Army veteran and after a wellness check, Brazos County Sheriff’s Department feared he might be a possible threat to himself or others. They’d already put out an intelligence bulletin on him, and authorities were looking for him. This article from a San Antonio media outlet actually has more info about him than most of the major media stories I’ve seen.
This is a developing story, so look for more info as it becomes available.
Effort To Replace The News With The Narrative, Is Well Underway
By Mike Huckabee
President Biden and Vice President Harris were at Emory University in Atlanta Friday to tout the “COVID-19 relief” bill, denounce anti-Asian violence, and generally talk about unity and bipartisanship while implicitly blaming everything that’s wrong on Trump and Republican straw men. I’m not going to bother with the details, since it’s what they always do. But I would like to focus on the effort to make the tragic shooting rampage at three massage parlors into an example of anti-Asian bigotry and (the latest big stretch) to try to place blame on Trump because he called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.”
One of the hallmarks of a mature adult mind is the ability to understand nuances and grasp that multiple, sometimes contradictory concepts can exist simultaneously. Not everything is simple either/or, black and white; and correlation is not causation. Thinking too deeply shatters simplistic narratives, so the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) discourage it. But here are a few more nuanced truths to consider if you don’t buy the current drumbeat that everything is about race.
1. The coronavirus did come from China so the term “Chinese virus” is no more racist than “Rocky Mountain spotted fever.” When Trump blamed China, anyone with more than two functioning brain cells understood that he was talking about the communist Chinese government that covered up and blocked investigators, preventing early measures to stem the spread of the virus. He wasn’t blaming the disease on the Chinese people. Conservatives have nothing but sympathy for the suffering of the Chinese people, and that covers far more than their virus infection rate. In fact, we wish today’s liberals would show more concern about the treatment of the Chinese people by their government.
2. There is no intellectual conflict between blaming China’s government for the spread of the virus and strongly condemning racist attacks on Asian-Americans who are totally blameless.
3. The fact that the majority of the victims of the massage parlor shooter were Asian women is not irrefutable proof that it was a racially-motivated attack by a white supremacist. As Andrew Sullivan writes in this must-read analysis…
…the shooter has denied he was targeting Asians, authorities have so far found no evidence that he was bigoted against Asians (he claims he was a sex addict and blamed the massage parlors, where Asian women just happened to work), and two of his victims, who are seldom mentioned, were white, while another is Latino. Sullivan points out that in cases of real racially-motivated shootings, the killers make it very clear whom they’re targeting and don’t deny it.
4. For a completely different point of view, there’s anger that the kneejerk racism charge is obscuring the real motive, which was that it was a hate crime against sex workers.
5. The Democrats’ sudden concern about anti-Asian bigotry and people being afraid to leave their homes would be more believable if they hadn’t spent the past year defending college and public school policies that discriminate against Asian-Americans and dismissing the fears of people in minority neighborhoods of riot-plagued blue cities.
In short, there are a number of serious, complicated issues at play in today’s world. Lumping all of them into a tunnel-vision view of “Everything’s motivated by racism” may help boost Democrats’ political fortunes by discouraging minorities from supporting better alternatives at the ballot box, but it will ultimately prove as ineffective for solving complicated problems as a mechanic who thinks the way to fix everything is to pound it with a hammer.
By Mike Huckabee
There’s been so much talk this week about President Biden’s security and humanitarian disaster on the Southern border and his diplomatic disaster with Russia that I haven’t had time to address his diplomatic disaster with China. This story will bring you up to date.
While I couldn’t agree more with the criticism of China voiced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan, doing it at a press conference in a way that insults the people you’re there to negotiate with is the type of thing that the media would’ve called “dangerous, amateurish bungling” if it had happened under Trump. And Kamala Harris would be citing it as anti-Asian rhetoric that contributes to violence against Asian-Americans.
Teachers' Unions Engage In "Neanderthal Thinking"
By Mike Huckabee
In his speech Friday in Atlanta, President Biden praised the CDC as wise, nonpartisan health experts who only follow the science and whom we should all heed in dealing with COVID-19. Considering their track record, you might find that debatable, but put that aside for a moment. Let’s say we grant Biden’s argument about listening to the CDC. Here’s what the CDC has had to say recently about schools reopening:
The CDC has said that schools don’t necessarily pose a greater risk of virus transmission than any other facility. They’ve said that teachers, school staff and caregivers are eligible to receive vaccines. They’re recommended that it’s safe to remove barriers, like plexiglass, and to distance only three feet from each other instead of six feet. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, “CDC is committed to leading with science and updating our guidance as new evidence emerges. These updated recommendations provide the evidence-based roadmap to help schools reopen safely, and remain open, for in-person instruction.”
And how did some teachers’ unions, who are resisting going back to work, respond? They called the CDC’s three-foot distancing change “rash” and “based on a flawed report,” and are pushing to keep schools closed until May, when the school year would be over anyway.
So if the CDC is truly the source we should rely upon for sound, non-partisan, science-based guidance, why doesn’t Biden tell the teachers’ unions to listen to them and get back to work? Shouldn’t he tell them that questioning the CDC is “Neanderthal thinking”?
A Reader Writes Back...
Thank you so much! How refreshing real news is!
America The Beautiful
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