BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 1:10
Happy Columbus Day
Happy Columbus Day, which since 1971 has been celebrated on the second Monday in October – although those of us old enough to have actually learned anything about Columbus in school other than what a tragedy it was that he came to America know that he actually landed in the New World on October 12, 1492.
In one of his few executive orders that I agree with, last year, President Biden proclaimed Columbus Day a federal holiday and acknowledged the contributions of Italian-Americans, which I hope signaled the beginning of the end of leftist attacks on Columbus and Columbus Day, the destruction of Columbus statues, and the empty condemnation of anyone living in North America other than indigenous people (Biden also declared October 11th to be “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”)
History is a long series of tragedies and conquests, many of them by one Indigenous tribe over another. We can’t rewrite the past, we can only learn from it and work together to make the future better. But if you insist on wallowing forever in past grievances and divisions, you will never move on. I thought “progressives” wanted progress? Why do they fight it so hard?
I will believe the people who claim to be so upset about living on land “stolen from the Indigenous Peoples” are sincere when they sign over the deeds to their homes to a local tribe. Until then, it’s all like those “sanctuary city” proclamations: a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Fake News on the Left
It’s long been said that if you want to know what the Democrats are really doing at any given time, just look at what they’re accusing the Republicans of.
Currently, they’re accusing Republicans of being violent extremists with no respect for the Constitution, fair elections or the rule of law. Also, those rascally “MAGA Republicans” voted to defund the police! (That’s a reference to the GOP’s refusal to back a massive, government-bloating, debt-exploding, inflation-fueling spending bill that happened to include a little money for policing.) And the reliable old stand-by, that it's the Republicans who are racists.
And of course, let us not forget that it’s the Republicans who abuse the media to promote “disinformation.” You know, “disinformation” like reporting that the “Russian collusion” story was a hoax, Hunter Biden’s laptop was real and COVID vaccines can have side effects.
Well, here’s the latest example of the Dems’ terminal case of projection. Axios reports that since 2021, at least 51 alleged “local news sites” have appeared in key swing states that are actually propaganda sites designed to promote Democrat candidates. They have benign-sounding names like the Mecklenburg Herald, the Valley Gazette and the Tri-City Record. According to Axios, they’re all managed by a company called Local Report, Inc., and all appear to be connected to the American Independent (TAI), which was “launched by Democratic operative and fundraiser David Brock.”
Brock has plenty of experience at pretending to be something he really isn’t, as the leader of Media Matters, a Democrat hit squad masquerading as a nonpartisan, tax-free nonprofit “media watchdog.”
Although to be fair, it is awfully hard to distinguish between a fake news site that only exists to elect Democrats and the New York Times.
Check out the link above to Breitbart.com for more details about this fetid stew of dark money, hidden agendas and false fronts posing as hometown news organizations. And this article by Catherine Salgado at PJ Media includes more site names, examples of how Democrat campaigns have touted their slanted news stories, and a tip on how to recognize one of these stealth propaganda outlets.
Of course, Media Matters would probably tell you not to look at Breitbart or PJ Media. Why, those are right-wing disinformation sites!
Democrat "Justice" Policies lead to more crime
Sunday, two teenage males were injured in a drive-by shooting right outside of New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin’s home in Shirley, Long Island.
His two 16-year-old daughters were inside doing their homework, and they hid in a closet and dialed 911. One bullet was found to have struck within 30 feet of where they were. Thank God, they were uninjured, and the two victims will recover. Zeldin said he returned home to find that his porch was a blood-stained crime scene. He had been standing on it exactly 24 hours before, giving an interview about the problem of rising crime in New York. He didn’t realize his own home was about to become the latest illustration of the dangerous consequences of Democrat "justice" policies.
In a couple of related stories, Democrat Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker admitted that the controversial SAFE-T Act, which eliminates cash bail (one of the main reasons why criminals in blue cities are being repeatedly arrested and released), may need to have its language tweaked.
Pritzker condescendingly said he’s willing to consider “tweaks” because of people “who do not understand the SAFE-T Act and are misrepresenting it. So making changes to the language is such, so that people will understand." Among the poor dummies who oppose the Act because they apparently just can’t understand the language are politicians and law enforcement officials statewide, including 100 of Illinois’ 102 state attorneys.
Finally, the leaders of Democrat-run St. Louis (whose last Republican mayor left office in 1949) know who to blame for the rising epidemic of car thefts. They’re threatening to sue Hyundai and Kia for making their cars too easy to steal.
I wonder if this applies to all the other things that criminals in St. Louis are finding easy to steal? If so, the Democrat politicians should sue themselves, because they’re the ones who made it so easy.
You know, there used to be this thing that kept people from stealing even things that were easy to steal. It was called “Morality.” When that failed, there was a backup plan: “Jail.” The Democrats got rid of both of those things, and look where we are now.
The "Party of Science"
Latest stunning medical pronouncement from renowned OBGYN Stacey Abrams: We don’t know when a pregnancy starts. Speak for yourself, Dr. Abrams!
If you’re keeping score, Democrats don’t know when a pregnancy starts, or when a fetal heartbeat begins, or what a woman is. Ladies and gentlemen (and all the other genders), I give you the “Party of Science!”
Anti-Semitism is on the rise
I said about Kanye (“Ye”) West’s interview with Tucker Carlson that he was an interesting combination of ideas about which his head was screwed on straight and ideas that are really out there. The “out there” stuff has gotten him banned from Twitter and Instagram for posts deemed anti-Semitic.
However, it looks as if his Twitter ban may be short-lived, thanks to Elon Musk.
Normally, I don’t comment on show business stories, but this one touches on political and social issues beyond the music world. So I’ll say this about it:
I have no interest in defending what West posted. I despise anti-Semitism and think anyone who espouses it should be strongly repudiated, and I’m glad to see it getting negative attention. However, I’m also seeing a disturbing trend of anti-Semitism rising in America on the left. The media continue to ignore or downplay this hateful anti-Jewish and anti-Israel rhetoric. Here are just a few recent examples. They include liberal universities pushing “Jew-free” zones, teachers’ unions helping anti-Semitism get a foothold in elementary schools, liberal politicians mocking Jewish politicians’ names, and a New York Times Middle East reporter whose social media posts called for killing and burning Jews like Hitler did (the Times did cut ties with him.)
And that’s not to mention the rising number of assaults on Jews in our cities and some of the anti-Semitic tripe we get from current Congress members, like Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilham Omar, who are both still on Twitter.
Why won’t the media react with the same swiftness to these outrages that carry real weight as they did to Kanye West’s loopy tweets? I can’t help suspecting that they’re really less concerned with the bad things he said about Jews than about the negative things he said about BLM and the good things he said about Christianity. I’m glad to see some pushback against anti-Semitism, but let’s make it a general, society-wide pushback against all anti-Semites and not just a selective political tool.
That leak about charging Hunter DOES look like a Trump set-up
Since the story leaked to THE WASHINGTON POST about Hunter Biden possibly facing criminal charges, it’s been interesting to see the variety of reactions.
Knowing that this almost had to be a leak from our own ‘Justice’ Department –- would a grand juror risk being charged with a federal crime? –- and with the midterm election just over a month away, our first question was, “Why now?” There had to be some “strategery” involved.
As we related last week, Mark Levin, on last Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN, explained what he thought was a set-up of President Trump. It’s easy: The DOJ shows how even-handed they are --- “look! We’re charging the President’s son!” --- and gives itself an opening to charge Trump later. As in, “We did XYZ to Hunter Biden, so now we’re doing XYZ to Trump.” But what this does is the opposite of even-handed, considering that these tax and gun registration charges barely scratch the surface of what the Bidens, including the President, were up to: global influence peddling that was potentially an enormous threat to national security.
Some analysts speculate that the leak came from whistleblowers fed up with the DOJ’s hesitance to bring charges. Yes, there have been scores of brave whistleblowers coming forward in recent weeks, but on this, Mark Levin's theory makes more sense. WAPO is more typically an outlet for leaks that damage Trump. Whistleblowers would've gone to the NEW YORK POST.
On the other hand, WAPO did report that the White House is paying a couple of staffers, Richard A. Sauber and Ian Sams, some nice salaries –- about a quarter of a million dollars between them –-specifically to anticipate and fend off Republican-led Biden family probes. These employees and their salaries are listed in the White House Annual Report to Congress on Office Personnel. Sauter will respond to subpoenas and “oversight efforts.” Sams will respond to congressional investigations. So taxpayers are funding Biden’s damage control.
And to reassure us about the 2022 election, the FBI trotted out this guy, who led efforts to censor the Hunter story ahead of the 2020 election.
Meanwhile, an opinion piece by Jack Shafer in Saturday’s POLITICO, “If Hunter Biden Gets Indicted, There’s an Upside for Joe,” lends great credence, perhaps unwittingly, to Levin’s theory. It suggests that President Biden celebrate “...the political gain he stands to reap in the wake of Hunter Biden’s criminal justice misfortune.” It goes on to say, “A Hunter Biden indictment and prosecution would demonstrate the integrity of the Justice Department...” Well, there you go! Just as Levin said, once the DOJ has demonstrated its ‘integrity’ by leveling what are really bare-minimum charges on Hunter, they can feel free to turn both barrels on Trump. They’ll call it even-steven.
Former U.S. attorney Brett Tolman told FOX NEWS that something about this leaked story “doesn’t add up.”
Obviously, Joe Biden, with the influence he carried as VP and likely future President, is at the center of this story, not Hunter. If the DOJ can dispense with his scandal by charging Hunter, and then push ahead to charge its real target, Donald Trump, the political hacks who run that department will be delighted.
As Maria Bartiromo on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES noted yesterday, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson speculated last July that the Bidens’ compromised situation with China might explain Joe’s utterly baffling decision to cancel the China Initiative, which would have cracked down on China’s industrial spying and theft of U.S. intellectual property and data on American citizens. Kentucky Rep. James Comer, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, has repeatedly noted the 150-plus flags of “suspicious activity” in Biden bank accounts, involving tens of millions of dollars. President Biden has consistently lied about having no involvement --- not so much as one tiny conversation with Hunter --- in Biden business.
With the stunning magnitude of this, it’s hard to believe we’re here –- that our government could successfully suppress the truth for so long. But this is the America we currently live in.
If the DOJ can stop at charging Hunter with a couple of crimes unrelated to his family, we might never know all the ways the CEFC and other companies around the world compromised President Biden. A few more examples: In September 2017, CEFC was in a deal to acquire 14 percent of Russian oil company Rosneft. A 2017 letter from Jim Biden to the Qatar Investment Authority said, “My family could provide a wealth of introductions and business opportunities at the highest levels.” Also, how might the Bidens’ ventures in Ukraine and Russia have impacted Joe's decisions regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict?
Bartiromo has obtained emails among Hunter, Jim and partners that show what appears to be the beginning of the partnership with Chinese energy company CEFC, in 2016, when Joe Biden was still Vice President. They described it as “very simple.” And, of course, there’s that infamous provisional dispersement list from May 2017, including 10 percent to be held by Hunter for “the Big Guy.” There is no question who “the Big Guy” was.
Yes, the list is “provisional,” but have the feds looked into where the money paid to them by CEFC actually WENT? Did 10 percent go to Joe Biden? Or did Hunter spend all the money in their co-mingled bank account on hookers, hotel rooms and blow?
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, likely chair of the Judiciary Committee next year if (when!) the Republicans win, told Maria the Oversight Committee, under Rep. Comer’s leadership, would probably take the lead in investigating the Biden influence peddling story, focusing on those “red flag” transactions. But with all we already know, the question is, what does the FBI do about it? Our thought is that perhaps this will be the coming role for whistleblowers --- to tell Congress what in blazes is going on over there. Will they continue trying to manipulate elections as they’ve done every two years for the last four cycles? And has the White House directed this?
It sure seems that way. JUST THE NEWS has been rolling out a story since the end of September on the ironically named “Election Integrity Partnership,” a consortium of four private entities –- including the Soros-backed Atlantic Council –- that were rewarded with big federal grants after Biden’s election for suppressing social media posts containing so-called “misinformation” relating to the 2020 election. This was revealed by former State Department official Mike Benz, who after Trump’s defeat formed the Foundation for Freedom Online to advocate globally for free speech and fight censorship.. In case you didn’t see that first story, here it is, outlining how the process worked. For when you have time –- it’s quite detailed –- this is a must-read...
Look at what they’re still doing leading up to the 2022 election, working tirelessly to differentiate “good information” from “bad information.” But, hey, they’re “non-partisan.” That’s a joke, son; they’re the definition of partisan, and what they say matter-of-factly about their mission will chill you to your bones.
Here’s a helpful breakdown of what they do, in a series of tweets from conservative pundit Robby Starbuck.
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