Evening Edition - August 23

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August 23, 2019

My website has a loose affiliation with Western Journal, and yesterday, the New York Times (Unofficial Motto: “Lying for the Left Since 1932” - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-new-york-times-keeps-whitewashing-communisms-crimes/2017/11/10/129f28e0-c5c3-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html ) ran a hit piece on WJ that was remarkably one-sided, inaccurate and misleading, even by current Times “fake news” standards.  At the link is a detailed rebuttal to the Times smear by WJ managing editor George Upper.

https://www.westernjournal.com/nyts-attempt-smear-western-journals-credibility-fails-even-basic-fact-checks/

(For the record, note that this is the same icon of journalistic integrity and objectivity that this week published an op-ed accusing President Trump of anti-Semitism and the very next day was scrambling to do damage control from the revelation of years of anti-Semitic and racist Twitter tweets by its own politics editor:  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/22/exclusive-crappy-jew-year-new-york-times-editors-antisemitism-racism-exposed/   And remember, as Charles Glasser noted at Instapundit, all those sanctimonious liberal editors and writers at the Times, the ones who now slander all of American history as racist, worked with this guy for years and never said a thing about this.)

I’d also add that while the Times falsely accuses WJ of selectively choosing only facts that support a misleading narrative (was the Times writer gazing in the mirror as he wrote that?), that’s not only not true of WJ, it’s certainly not true of this site.  We may link to certain preferred conservative sites for more information, but rest assured, those are not the only sources we read.

I have some trusted writer/researchers who’ve worked with me and on other services for years. While I make no bones about presenting my personal opinions, not straight news, they insure that my opinions are based on a full understanding of the issues by checking out a variety of sources across the political spectrum.  We have a few ironclad rules, such as: never accept any partisan claim on face value without hunting up the other side’s response or any mitigating circumstances…and never use a quote that is what someone said someone else said (this is what the left’s entire “Trump is a racist” narrative is based on.)  All quotes must be tracked down to the original source and read in full and in context before we cite them.  

I don’t mind having a lot of people on Twitter shout names at me from their moms’ basements, but I won’t have anyone accusing me of playing fast and loose with the facts.  In that regard, my little newsletter has higher journalistic standards than the New York Times.  In fact, when someone takes issue with what I write by calling me a nasty name instead of citing any facts I got wrong, I simply consider it an admission that they’ve got nothin’ else.  

 

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It’s become obvious in recent years that because the left is unable to win an argument by citing facts, history or positive results of their own agenda, they've resorted to redefining and banning words used to argue with them and silencing anyone who would disagree by branding them with an ever-expanding array of epithets (bigot, sexist, racist, homophobe, transphobe, xenophobe, Islamaphobe, and the latest, “white supremacist,” which apparently applies even to minorities if they’re conservative.) 

But they’ve taken this tactic so far, and it’s become so transparent (I’m sorry, is it transphobic now to use the word “transparent?”) that not only Republicans but the general public are starting to rebel against the leftist thought and speech police. 

For example, as Adam Mill notes in this piece at American Greatness, minorities who are enjoying low unemployment and rising pay for the first time in years aren’t buying the left’s “Trump is a racist” mantra.  A recent Zogby poll found that Trump has record support among African-Americans and 49% approval among Hispanics.  As for all the PC language-policing, Reason magazine reported that 80% of Americans overall think political correctness is harmful to America.  That includes 75% of African-Americans, 82% of Asians, 87% of Hispanics and 88% of Native Americans. 

https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/08/21/minorities-dont-believe-trump-is-a-racist/

The frustration with all this “YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO SAY THAT!” bullying is reaching critical mass, so much that even some stand-up comics are starting to rebel against it, some Hollywood liberals are saying it’s gone too far, and in Louisiana, a Republican candidate for Governor sparked some hair-on-fire reactions with a commercial in which he tells the truth, bluntly and without apology.  State Rep. Ralph Abraham, who is also a doctor, says this in the ad:

“Here’s the truth. Life begins at conception. Government is too big. Our taxes are too high and our car insurance is too expensive. President Trump is doing a great job. Facts matter more than feelings. The Second Amendment is self-explanatory. And as a doctor, I can assure you, there are only two genders.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/media-flips-gop-candidates-ad-tells-conservative-truths-gender-abortion/

That last part about gender is what’s getting the most “OUTRAGE!” but as a doctor, he’s basing his statement on the outmoded concept of biological reality and not the left’s new definition of “gender” as being whatever you think you are – which is a matter for psychologists to catalogue, not biologists. (Boy, is Facebook ever going to censor this post!)

His critics can wail like car alarms all they want, but I have a feeling Abraham’s target audience isn’t going to think he’s the one who’s out of touch with reality, and a lot of people outside that audience will secretly agree with him even if they're afraid to say so. 

But how much longer will people remain afraid to stand up and call out this patent nonsense, when it’s becoming so laughably stupid?  Submitted for your disapproval:  

In San Francisco, which apparently has no real problems to deal with (ahem – homelessness, crime, unaffordable housing, garbage, needles, human feces, etc.), the Board of Supervisors is terribly concerned about felons being stigmatized by calling them “felons.” So the Board did what all good liberals do: they voted to change the language to protect people's feelings.  They approved a nonbinding resolution ordering that “convicted felons” now be called “justice-involved” persons.  Felons who’ve been released from jail are now “formerly incarcerated persons.”  Parolees are now “persons under supervision,” while juvenile delinquents are “young persons impacted by the justice system.”

Might I suggest that the Board of Supervisors be renamed “Persons who are currently off their medication”?

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/swamped-crime-san-francisco-board-wants-stop-calling-criminals-felons/

This stuff should no longer be greeted with fearful silence. It should receive the hail of ridicule and derision that it richly deserves.  Americans are fed up with being told to keep their mouths shut while these self-important emperors strut around naked, insisting that they’re not only magnificently dressed, but they have some completely unique kind of genitals. 

As usual, it was Mark Steyn who had the best line about what I hope is the final linguistic straw from San Francisco.  Steyn told Tucker Carlson on Fox News, “According to Democrats, you can no longer call a serial rapist a 'serial rapist.'  You can only call a Republican Supreme Court nominee a serial rapist.” 

 

 

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  • Gail Benensohn

    08/25/2019 10:36 PM

    Thank you, Governor, for the refreshing honesty & candor. It allows us to laugh through some of these most troublesome times.

  • Dot Whitley

    08/25/2019 11:31 AM

    God said He made male and female, so considering that He alone made us,wouldn't you think He knows more than anyone else as to how many He made? He also said we aren't to add or take away from His word. We're in deep trouble when we try to be God, and brush aside what He wrote. We should walk in fear and trembling daily.
    Lets face it, we will never be able to change one thing about God. Who would want to since He did all things well?
    Dot whitley

  • Kathleen Blais

    08/25/2019 09:10 AM

    I truely appreciate your "Telling it like it is", in a way that only a real Southern Gentleman can phrase it.

  • Brenda Hicks

    08/24/2019 07:58 PM

    You were right on target tonight! And I would vote for Senator Abraham! I like his clear, concise statements!

  • Waylon Bush

    08/24/2019 06:29 PM

    You can put a cat in the oven, but that don't make it a biscuit. (Sidney Deane)

  • Dusty

    08/24/2019 05:41 PM

    Sad to see one of my most favorites cities has been allowed to become such a horrible dirty place now? WHY and by WHO? Amazing that we have all of these millions on our borders and we are to provide so much and yet we have lost people 89% claim are drug users? What is wrong with this picture. Nuts now take over Calif. Pretty bad in the 60 when I lived there and now how could this happen. Yes, time to fight for our JOBS back here and not taken over anymore by China totally to where they hurt us per Trade tariffs unfair while taking our jobs and their people make nothing ? How was this allowed to happen by WHO? I hear now people at Walmart and Kroger say they cannot get hours to make a decent living WHY? What has happened to our country for those at the top making the big bucks and HOW? Beware voters on the other side and where were our jobs for all these years. WHY are we allowing in millions to work for lower wages? Something stinks in the apple barrel.

  • rodney burke

    08/24/2019 01:59 PM

    time to play hardball with China, the left and the 4. I have one solution to SF and their language change. Seven of nine said it best. "I will not comply" Either ignore them or pound them into the ground. I think CA needs to be taken over by the DOJ and weeded out. It is so contaminated, there is no solution but remove all the politicians and start over.

    libs have nothing left, they have used up all their ammo and now we conservatives need to take over and NOT be nice about it. They certainly won't, they want the destruction of the USA and us.. We no longer have options. It' a war and we HAVE to win, There is no longer an option. We cannot coexist with someone who wants us shut down and disappeared. and conservatives must face that. It is not hidden anymore. It's main stream.

  • Catherine Boutz

    08/24/2019 12:18 PM

    Right on, Dr. Abraham!!! God bless you and keep you safe! Thank you for your honesty and integrity!!! Thank you, Gov. Huckabee for sharing this!!!
    God bless and keep you safe too!!!

  • Joann Maager

    08/24/2019 12:14 PM

    so appreciate your staff and you for honest info and comments. Thank you

  • Gladys Mingia

    08/24/2019 11:32 AM

    Thanks for saying it..I wish there was some way to get those who need to read this and other true info to take this in..They will believe only what CNN and the other tell them.God help American

  • Elaine Knudsen

    08/24/2019 11:21 AM

    "Unique kind of genitals". Not wrong, interesting way to put it! Just read an article yesterday, that disturbed me regarding this matter, where a Federal judge in Wisconsin, ordered that MEDICAID recipients receive gender change surgeries, hormone treatments, psychiatric care, etc, on the tax payer's $$$. (Plastic surgeons are among the top medical profession to gain the most monetarily from this, the article disclosed, but also included psychiatrists). It's ridiculous! Poor on Medicaid, can't get decent dental care, which is huge in overall health, but people can get gender altering surgeries! In the same article, it was stated that one person, had to take out a personal loan for his/her surgery. Which begs to question, if that person could qualify for a personal loan, how is it that they could qualify for Medicaid? (By the way, it seems that my feedback comments don't seem to make the cut to be shared here. I still like receiving your political updates/commentary though. I would like to hear your/your reader's views on the TAPS Act 2019). May God bless you and your family and our country.

  • Dot Whitley

    08/24/2019 10:52 AM

    This is an excellent commentary. It sort of gives me hope for the furure of America.
    I'm a conservative, and I wouldn't hide this fact even from my pastor. I am what I am.
    Dot

  • Janet Burton

    08/24/2019 10:40 AM

    I keep thinking, it can't possibly get any worse, and then it does. Thank you Gov. Huckabee for your insight on all this craziness.

  • James Huffman

    08/24/2019 10:04 AM

    as usual I agree with you 100%

  • Amelia Little

    08/24/2019 09:35 AM

    Ah, the poor guys at NYT. They are so damaged morally and intellectually these days that all they have is to complain about new outlets that print/air facts. Methinks they (and other leftist "news" organizations) are probably able to continue only because some wealthy liberal/socialist financial bankers subsidize their existence--and so they have to follow leftist/socialist scripts to remain in business.

    I am disgusted at SF and anyone else who think that it's important to soft-pedal calling a spade a spade. If you are a felon--that's what you are. If you are an illegal alien, that's what you are. A murder is a murder, etc etc etc. It's so stupid. when you hear “justice-involved” persons, you know it's about a convicted felon--just say so. I guess they think potential employers will not get the connection? At least the mayor is showing some sanity by leaving it as just a resolution--so far. The suggested pc nomenclature by Mark Steyn and the author of the article are funny--but sadly, probably just what will happen.

  • Mark Crouse

    08/24/2019 08:19 AM

    And I thought transparent was referring to a parent that is transgender. :p

  • Mike Smith

    08/23/2019 11:56 PM

    I think it's long past time for the SF Board of Supervisors to be visited by those guys in white with butterfly nets and undergo a thorough psychiatric examination. And then be put away.

  • Lana Williams

    08/23/2019 11:41 PM

    Gov Huckabee,
    You nailed it! What a comprehensive evening addition!
    I’m forwarding to many like minded friends & family,
    Respectfully yours, Lana Wms
    PS:the Baltic Cruise w/you & yours was way beyond expectations for this 70+plus Catholic gal from the Midwest. I feel enlightened & grateful for my experience to travel w/you, your family, DanCelia, Sen RickSantorum & staff of EO, I’m spreading the word, enjoying the CDs & Azzamara Journey experience.

  • Sandy Eno

    08/23/2019 11:12 PM

    Thank you Mr. Huckabee for standing up and speaking the truth with a great sense of humor to boot!

  • Adrian Rehak

    08/23/2019 10:45 PM

    "In that regard, my little newsletter has higher journalistic standards than the New York Times." you said. Why did you insult yourself and your staff. The New York Times has NO standards and yours are very high. The only comparisons for NYT are WP, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and the like of no standards/no morals editorial trash. None of them report any unbiased news. It's all leftist garbage!

  • Eddie Jones

    08/23/2019 10:41 PM

    I read them all, and your comments were "right on." Keep on presenting reasoned and reasonable thoughts.

  • Carl Smith

    08/23/2019 10:27 PM

    I know there are a lot of people over 50 who still have not matured ( moved on from being a narcissist to at least semi - adult) and I can ALMOST understand their lack of cognitive thinking. The Youth if they are still conservative after, now HS, it's a testament to their FAMILY having Values. even Juan Williams Son escaped Juan's claim to be a Liberal. I think he's acting like a Leftist for a paycheck frankly. The media is the culprit that will destroy our Republic if WE the PEOPLE don't wake up to reality.

  • Lori Jeffries

    08/23/2019 10:11 PM

    Raise your hand if you still follow the MSM or even MSNP. I do, said, No One.

  • Anita Mae Barker

    08/23/2019 09:43 PM

    A lot of good points, Mike.
    Bless you!

  • Rick Locke

    08/23/2019 09:35 PM

    It seems to me that most members on the left are conservaphobic! I shudder!