Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Tonight's stories include:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Isaiah 43:18-19
- A trip down Memory Lane
- Biden’s America: Warrants as ID:
- A Growing Rift
- Weekend Feel-Good Story
- "Huckabee" Preview:
- RIP Comic Louie Anderson
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1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
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2. A trip down Memory Lane:
For those who are expressing shock that President Biden questioned the legitimacy of the upcoming elections during his press conference, I have to ask: “What rock have you been living under?” One of my writers said this has been going on so long that his late father used to tell him 30 years ago that “to hear them tell it, no Democrat ever lost a ‘fair’ election.”
At the link, David Harsanyi takes us on a trip down Memory Lane, to revisit the many “conspiracy theories” and “Big Lies” embraced and promoted by top Democrats to try to undermine confidence in US elections. Of course, it’s not insurrection when they do it, it’s “protecting democracy.”
3. Biden’s America: Warrants as ID:
Here’s something to think about the next time you’re at the airport and being forced to half-undress to comply with draconian TSA “safety” measures: Texas GOP Rep. Lance Gooden reports that his office discovered that the TSA allows illegal immigrants to use ICE arrest warrants and warrants of removal/deportation as ID to board airliners. What's next, wanted posters?
In a statement, Gooden said, “President Biden is putting millions of Americans at risk by allowing known criminals and potential terrorists to fly on U.S. airlines. A criminal alien shouldn’t be allowed to board a plane after presenting a warrant for their arrest. They should be detained and brought before a judge.”
Agreed, but then, you can’t expect the feds to stop every potential terrorist from getting on a plane. For instance, there are so many Trump voters and concerned parents to keep track of, it’s inevitable that the occasional outspokenly anti-Semitic terrorist supporter with a criminal record and mental problems is going to fly here from Great Britain. There’s just no way to stop it.
4. A Growing Rift:
One thing you can always count on with leftist grievance group political coalitions is that the groups will eventually turn on one another. Here’s a report on a surprise growing rift in the LGBT community, as trans women (men identifying as woman) are taking over female-only spaces that lesbians have carved out for themselves. The L’s in “LGBT” are not happy about it, creating an unlikely area of agreement between lesbian activists and conservatives fighting the trans takeover of girls’ sports.
One year on, one of the best things about the Biden Administration is how all that foreign policy experience and competence is making leaders in other nations respect America again. Oh, wait…
5. Weekend Feel-Good Story:
A big salute to Donald Huisenga for finally getting his high school diploma at 98. Now, he wasn’t a really bad student. He was weeks away from graduating when he was drafted and went off to fight in World War II, where he became a paratrooper and spent eight months in a German POW camp. Recently, the school board in his home town of Lake View, Iowa, voted unanimously to recognize him as a high school graduate and send him a diploma.
Congratulations, Mr. Huisenga! Now, you can finally go to college!
6. "Huckabee" Preview:
Join me tonight for a must-see episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! My guests will include Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, who has not only dropped many blockbuster news exposes but who’s the subject of a growing scandal about media collusion with politicized government agencies that are targeting journalists. You’ll also meet a Huck’s Hero who’s helping people escape human trafficking, and we'll pay tribute to rock legend and my friend, Meat Loaf. On the lighter side, you’ll be astounded by “digital illusionist” Keelan Leyser. Then get ready for some great music from Grammy-winning country singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet.
It all gets started tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how to 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, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
7. RIP Comic Louie Anderson
By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)
I’m sad to have to report that on the same day we lost the big man of rock, Meat Loaf, we also lost the big man of comedy, Louie Anderson. He died in Las Vegas at 68, just three days after being hospitalized with large B-cell lymphoma, a form of cancer he had been privately battling.
With his large frame, sweet demeanor and self-deprecating jokes about his weight, Anderson burst into national fame during the comedy boom of the ‘80s with a star-making debut on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” He quickly became a mainstay in Vegas; appeared in a number of movies including “Coming to America” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off;” and popped up on many TV talk and variety shows, game shows such as “The New Hollywood Squares” (he even hosted “Family Feud” for three years), and sitcoms. Dennis Miller called him one of the few comics he would leave his dressing room early to watch.
He got three Emmy nominations and one win as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for playing the mother of two characters in the bizarre FX series, “Baskets” (it wasn’t about transgenderism; he was a male comic actor playing an overweight, older woman.) He also created and voiced the cartoon series, “Life With Louie,” based on his troubled childhood with 10 siblings. It showed how the bullying he endured over his weight helped him develop his sense of humor. He won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his performance. He also wrote four books, all self-help books from his personal viewpoint about dealing with childhood abuse, weight problems and self-esteem issues.
One of my favorite bits of his that remains timely was about how he complained to the government for years about a pothole in front of his house. Finally, he noticed some workmen pouring a driveway, asked if he could borrow a bucket of asphalt, dumped it in the hole himself…and neighbors streamed out of their houses, cheering him and throwing him an impromptu parade.
Those nostalgic for the days when comedians were funny and people didn’t scream about being offended by every joke might get a kick out of reliving Louie’s debut on Johnny Carson’s show from 1984. Here is it on YouTube. RIP, Louie.
8. I Just Wanted To Say:
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