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August 5, 2021

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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 119:105
  • Recall Gavin
  • Facebook: It Was An Honest Mistake
  • Obama Scales Back
  • Gwen Berry Misses The Podium
  • Olympians Who Get It
  • Excellent Column


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105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:105

Recall Gavin

By Mike Huckabee

A new Emerson College/Nexstar poll shows that Californians are warming to the idea of recalling and replacing Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Only 48% of likely voters now say they’d vote to keep Newsom with 46% wanting to fire him, his narrowest lead yet, and 6% undecided. Among Republican replacements, Larry Elder is by far the most popular, but 40% are still undecided.

Among the noteworthy details: Newsom is only in positive territory in two places (L.A. and the San Francisco Bay area) which you could argue have deteriorated the worst under his “leadership.” Over 54% of Independents want to deep-six Newsom, as do 22% of Democrats, while 16% of Republicans want to keep him, which I can only attribute to sunstroke or smoke inhalation. Oddest of all, voters who self-identify as “non-binary” gender prefer Larry Elder to Caitlyn Jenner. So maybe some people think not every election should be determined by gender politics. And in California! Imagine that!

Facebook: It Was An Honest Mistake

By Mike Huckabee

Facebook insists that it was an honest mistake for them to take down ads for a raffle of a Harley Davidson motorcycle by a pro-police nonprofit raising money to help poor children and the families of officers killed in the line of duty. The ads were flagged for possibly being “political” or “about sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation."

In fact, they weren’t at all (although even if they were, why should you not be allowed to run such ads? I digress.)

The ads are supposedly back up, but I wanted to run this story (A.) to emphasize how important it is to watch Facebook like a hawk, and (B.) because I thought you might want to buy a chance at winning a Harley for a good cause.

Obama Scales Back

By Mike Huckabee

UPDATE: Facing criticism for their plans to host nearly 500 A-listers such as Oprah and George Clooney at a lavish party for Barack Obama’s 60th birthday during the COVID resurgence, the Obamas announced that the event has been drastically scaled back and will now include only family members and close friends. So that’s what, about 400 A-listers?

Gwen Berry Misses The Podium

By Mike Huckabee

I can promise that if you turn on the Tokyo Olympics, you won’t have to see hammer-thrower Gwen Berry scowl at the anthem, pull some political demonstration, or turn her back and put a T-shirt over her head to keep from seeing the American flag as she accepts a medal. That’s because she came in 11th out of 12 competitors.

I don’t know whether this is because these SJW athletes are putting more effort into signaling their leftist political views than practicing their sport, or God just doesn’t like ingrates. But either way, the rule of “Get woke, go broke” seems to be holding up even in the world of amateur sporting events.

Olympians Who Get It

By Mike Huckabee

Those who’ve been turned off of the Tokyo Olympics by the handful of athletes who are using it as a platform for leftist, anti-American political statements might have their interest rekindled and their faith renewed by this story about Tamyra Mensah-Stock.

She just won the women’s 68 kg freestyle wrestling finals, becoming only the second US female ever to win the gold in wrestling and the first African-American woman. The daughter of an immigrant from Ghana, she admits she was scared and nervous, but she didn’t give up. And after winning the gold, she didn’t put on a sour face and turn her back to the flag. Instead, she cried tears of joy, embraced the flag, gave credit to God and said, “I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there. I love it, and I’m so happy I get to represent USA!”

Another US Olympian who won the gold, set a new world record and gave the glory to God and her gratitude to America was sprinter Sydney McLaughlin.

I hope those bits of good news make you click through to read the full stories. They might even make you want to tune in to the Olympics again. Some events, at least.

Excellent Column

By Mike Huckabee

Roger Simon has an excellent column at the Epoch Times. Unfortunately, it’s a premium article, but if you’re not a subscriber, I can give you the gist in one sentence: If you want to save America from a bleak, socialist, racially-divided future, don’t dream of running for Congress or the White House; run for your local school board.

This is where the left has put all its chips: on taking over education and misleading younger generations into hating their own nation and culture, and trading their rights and freedoms for false promises of state-supplied security. They’re like termites destroying our foundation, and if you want to halt the damage and repair it before it’s too late, then get these poisonous ideas out of our schools by running for your local school board. Stop thinking of those elections as the unimportant little races nobody cares about and start viewing them as the front line in saving America for our children and our children’s children.

(My writer Pat Reeder adds an amen to that. He says his late dad was elected to his school board, and that’s when much-needed changes that had been blocked for years finally started happening. And yes, that included some much-needed firings.)

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  • Robert E. Carter

    08/07/2021 04:56 PM

    ( )- Last week, Republican House members Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AR), Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) attempted to visit the January 6 detainees at the DC jail where some of them have been housed for more than six months without trial.
    However, they weren’t allowed inside.
    Congressman Gaetz posted video to Twitter showing the Department of Corrections officers locking up the doors and refusing entry to members of Congress.
    A Corrections officer came out and told the members of Congress that they were trespassing.

    The question is a valid one. How can members of Congress, who have oversight of that facility possibly be trespassing? What is the DC Department of Corrections trying to hide?
    There have been numerous reports from inmates of the “Deplorable Jail” as well as from their attorneys that the January 6 political prisoners are being subjected to physical and psychological abuse. Again, these people have not been found guilty of anything. They haven’t even had a trial. They are in pre-trial detention, denied bail, for non-violent crimes like trespassing. Yet they are being treated more harshly than terrorists at Gitmo.
    After they were barred from the DC Correctional Facility, the Republicans held a press conference demanding answers to their concerns over how these January 6 detainees are being treated.
    In response to the House members aborted visit, the DC Department of Corrections issued a statement claiming that they have a mission “to protect and treat every resident humanely and respectfully” while they await due process.
    Shouldn’t “due process” start at square one? Who awaits due process?
    The statement goes on to claim that the Republicans were barred from entry because they arrived “unannounced with an unauthorized camera crew.” Doing so, the statement contends, “compromised the safety and security operations” at the facility.
    Congresswoman Greene responded to the statement in a Twitter thread, reiterating that the DC Department of Corrections was notified in advance of their visit. And the “unauthorized camera crew” were members of the press. She closed her thread by saying that Americans deserve answers.
    After the Republicans tried to enter the facility, Julie Kelly, who has consistently reported on the January 6 detainees, tweeted that the jail was put on lockdown all weekend in response.

  • William Fuhrer

    08/06/2021 06:17 PM

    How would you write a job description of what is expected the Vice President to do at the border? I would expect better option for solving the fiasco would be Ambassador to Mexico, head of border patrol or head of Homeland Security

  • Jerry

    08/06/2021 04:40 PM

    Facebook and the word honesty should not be put in the same letter, document , expression, or any relationship of the two it is incompatible Facebook has its own ideas and thoughts and nothing other than that are false. So facebook has its own world rules and laws nothing other matters.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/06/2021 10:24 AM

    To defeat Deep State:
    Vaccine mandates?
    Virus spread inside DC VA MD PA

  • John McMann

    08/06/2021 09:58 AM

    Regarding the importance of educating our children, my wife has been involved in many ways with young people and has always believed in the quote “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/06/2021 09:48 AM

    To contact Facebook:
    [email protected]

    FYI Fwd & share

  • William Fuhrer

    08/06/2021 09:44 AM

    Since WHO can not be trusted to be intellectually honest. Magnum P.I. has a millionaire writer who constantly upgrades security on his properties. The world should try to get Musk, Bezos and Branson to competively take over WHO

  • Jerry

    08/06/2021 08:30 AM

    Gable Dan wins gold in the most extraordinary way in Olympic wrestling history, with Minnesota and Minneapolis staining Americans with its political officials Gabe helps restores the dignity of the state and its people most Minnesotans outside of its big cities are not like its toxic officials when a community puts all the toxic people in one area that’s when Omar gets elected Ellison gets elected Frey gets elected all low life and corrupt people which is common in most large urban area’s uniformed with failing school systems

  • stephanie hughes

    08/06/2021 08:00 AM

    i signed up for your newsletter yesterday so this is my 1st one. i am SO VERY GLAD I DID. i have been a fan of yours for years, but your newsletter is fabulous. not only does it deliver the news but there's no DOOM & GLOOM. a comment from you in every article, puts a smile on my face. that touch are sarcasm sure beats the DOOM & GLOOM. thank you for brightening my day. God Bless You.

  • James Drury Jr.

    08/06/2021 06:07 AM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!