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March 22, 2022
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Good evening!

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Equal Opportunity Denouncer
  • Something to consider
  • Federal Judge blocks DC Law
  • And more…

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 29:12

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Something to consider

In my interview with Dr. Todd Rose about his terrific new book “Collective Illusions,” one of the false narratives he mentioned was people being okay with “woke” corporations forcing their politics onto us. In fact, surveys show that the vast majority of Americans of all demographic groups want businesses to just do their business and stay out of politics.

https://youtu.be/FMo-rxxytAE

You’d think that as many viewers as ESPN has lost by injecting woke leftism into sports coverage, they’d have figured that out by now. But on Friday, they pushed the envelope even more by interrupting the NCAA women’s basketball tournament with a “moment of silence” in protest of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill (that’s a false and inaccurate name invented by LGBTQ activists that has nothing to do with the content of the bill, which merely bars any graphic sex or gender lessons for children ages 7 and under.)

ESPN’s commentators piously lectured viewers, “There are things bigger than basketball. Our LGBTQIA+ at Disney asked for our solidarity and support.”

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/03/19/espn-gets-laughably-woke-on-air-over-falsely-labeled-dont-say-gay-bill-n537972

And there we have the real reason why ESPN has gone off the rails: they’re owned by Disney, which seems intent on flushing its reputation for wholesome family entertainment down the toilet by siding with people who want to indoctrinate small children with inappropriate sexual content without their parents’ consent.

In fact, Disney has become so radical on this issue that they restored a lesbian kiss scene that had been edited from their upcoming animated kids’ movie “Lightyear,” based on the “Toy Story” character of Buzz Lightyear, just to retaliate for Florida's move to protect small children from…well, what Disney is apparently intent on doing: showing them inappropriate sexual content.

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2022/03/21/pixar-to-include-gay-kiss-in-buzz-lightyear-film-in-revenge-for-floridas-anti-grooming-bill-n538792

Never considered in any of this is why there should be any kissing scenes of any sexual orientation in a cartoon aimed at children. I grew up in a time when children’s entertainment meant cowboy movies where the hero only kissed his horse, and that wasn’t designed to indoctrinate kids into thinking bestiality is okay.

I keep wondering whether Disney’s shareholders agree with its executives that pushing a radical LGBTQIA++XYZ++QWERTY agenda is more important than selling movie tickets, since I suspect this news story is going to make a lot of people cross that movie off their To-See lists.

As for ESPN, considering some of the leftist drivel that’s been coming from their “sports” commentators lately, a few more moments of silence might be a welcome relief.


Equal Opportunity Denouncer

Liberals hoping that former Attorney General Bill Barr’s book tour would be a non-stop Trump-bashing fest must be keenly disappointed as Barr has proven to be an equal opportunity denouncer. First, he criticized Trump’s handling of the 2020 election, but also said that if Trump were the 2024 nominee, he’d have no choice but to vote for him because the “progressive” leftists are so horrendously bad for America.

Now, he’s done it again. Asked about Hunter Biden’s toxic laptop (which the New York Times just miraculously “verified” as true, a year-and-a-half too late), Barr said he refused Trump’s efforts to get him to talk about it before the election due to “possible ongoing investigations.” He said he was against injecting a criminal investigation against Biden’s son into the race without “definitive judgement” from the DOJ.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/03/22/what-ag-barr-found-shocking-and-disturbing-about-joe-bidens-2020-debate-performa-n2604852?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky1

But just as Democrats were preparing to flip-flop yet again and cite Barr as a statesman rather than a villain, he added that he was “very disturbed” by how Biden “lied to the American people.” He said Biden suggested it was Russian disinformation and pointed to that “baseless” letter from some intelligence people “which he knew was a lie, and I was shocked by that.”

All well and good, but also a day late and a dollar short. If he knew Biden was lying (and I’m frankly shocked that he would be shocked by Joe Biden lying) about something that the voters needed to know to make an informed decision, then keeping quiet wasn’t his patriotic duty. Speaking up was.

It wouldn’t have required verifying a DOJ investigation simply to say that there was no evidence that it was Russian disinformation. That’s a simple fact that some of us knew before the election. All of us should have known it.


Federal Judge blocks DC Law

A federal judge temporarily blocked the District of Columbia from carrying out a law passed by the city council in 2020 that allows children as young as 11 to be vaccinated without parental consent.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/landonmion/2022/03/21/federal-judge-blocks-washington-dc-law-allowing-11yearolds-to-get-vaccinated-without-parental-consent-n2604857

The law allows children whose parents have religious objections to vaccines to receive vaccinations anyway, healthcare providers to be paid directly by insurers without the parents knowing, and doctors to leave the child's vaccine records blank and send them directly to the school without parents being notified. The judge ruled that it violates religious liberties by withholding information from religious parents that’s available to secular parents.

It’s also yet another example of the double standard when it comes to health decisions about children. If a school nurse gives a student a Tylenol without parental consent, it’s lawsuit time. But a vaccination or even an abortion, that they don’t have to tell parents about. On what planet does that make any sense?


Being Honest

You know what they say about the best jokes: “It’s funny because it’s true.” And the Babylon Bee has made such an art form of weaving the truth about leftists into hilarious satire that they’ve become the target of liberals who keep trying to “fact-check” their jokes. But now, the left has taken their rage over the Bee to a new level: the site has been banned by Twitter for alleged “hateful conduct” over a humorous piece that simply told the truth: HHS assistant secretary and USA Today “Woman of the Year” honoree Rachel Levine is a biological man.

https://www.westernjournal.com/big-tech-strikes-locking-babylon-bee-hateful-conduct-site-satirizes-trans-biden-official/

I don’t see how simply being honest can be called “hateful” or “promoting violence,” particularly since the story was about the Bee honoring Levine as “Man of the Year.” Either way, Bee editor Seth Dillon responded, “We’re not deleting anything. Truth is not hate speech. If the cost of telling the truth is the loss of our Twitter account, then so be it. Never censor yourself. Insist that 2 and 2 make 4 even if Twitter tries to compel you to say otherwise. Make them ban tens of millions of us.”

I’m happy to see more and more people taking that attitude and standing up to the social media bullies and censors. With rising numbers of competitors and Twitter and Facebook making themselves irrelevant through their efforts to ideologically “cleanse” their user base, it can only hasten their journey to becoming the MySpace of the 2020s.

Fellow satirist David Burge (“Iowahawk”) had a great observation on this story, which he ironically posted on Twitter: “Ever notice that you’re more likely to be banned by Twitter for expressing an opinion held by 90% of the public than one held by 10% of the public?”


Add Kickstarter to this list

It looks as if we can add Kickstarter to the list of financial/fundraising sites that are trying to impose a leftist agenda on users.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/chris-queen/2022/03/21/kickstarter-tried-to-cancel-jesus-but-they-couldnt-succeed-n1568192

Chris Queen of PJ Media reports that a Christian company had a Kickstarter campaign to produce a “Talking Jesus” doll. The doll is meant to teach young children the words of Christ in a way they can relate to. But Kickstarter demanded that the makers remove an “offending paragraph” from the product description. Here’s the paragraph:

“And in the last few years we watched once-wholesome toys and television shows devolve into woke propaganda campaigns. It’s true. Lego’s became LGBT, Mr. Potato Head went non-binary; Barbie became Bar-bi. Big Toy embraced the religion of wokeness which is designed to separate children from their families and their Creator.”

I guess that might be offensive to people who are offended by the truth, but I can’t find a word in it that’s incorrect. Neither could the doll makers, who refused to remove it. They even provided links to back up every claim and more.

https://talkingjesusdoll.com/blogs/news/kickstarter-cancelled-jesus

Still, Kickstarter rescinded their campaign and refunded the donations, which had reached 71% of the goal.

The doll company’s founder, David Mauro, said, “We did not cave and will not. Our Talking Jesus Doll says ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’ (John 14:6). Jesus is Truth. Period. To deny the Truth is to deny Jesus. No amount of money is worth that.” He added, “Remember that they tried to cancel Jesus once before…and we know how that turned out.”

For the record, the cancel attempt hurt the company but didn’t kill them: they’re taking orders directly on their own website at https://talkingjesusdoll.com. And we now have another example of a woke website to avoid and another reason for some enterprising entrepreneur to step up and offer fundraising services that don’t discriminate against Christians and conservatives.


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  • Mark folino

    03/23/2022 12:35 PM

    Mike Huckabee : Thank you for your daily website informing me and my family that our Christian Religion is strong and alive, thank you also for the conservative view that we are a part of, also.

  • Stephen Russell

    03/23/2022 11:28 AM

    Mike, Idea for Russian ration:
    US made haberno chilis salsa & chips for rations
    Slow down Russian forces big time

  • Stephen Russell

    03/23/2022 10:57 AM

    Ideas for Ukraines:
    Seize Russian armor, trucks for own use
    Reuse tanks to assult Russian lines, missile sites, etc
    Confuse & disorganize Russians more
    Along both Fronts

  • Jerry

    03/23/2022 10:26 AM

    With Obama and Biden deal with Iran shows biden’s new world order will be biden will be a part of Russia iran China North Korea and every uncivilized country that views the world to some degree of paganism with the powers of the Oval Office biden is the world’s most dangerous person as there is no doubt trouble around the is brewing with Ukraine just the start today our southern border is being overwhelmed for the the last 15 months biden is conducting leadership from the backseat so weak and just a coward this biden does not have anyone that will listen to him biden doesn’t have a clue to who or what he is other than a rudderless ship stuck in an ocean without shores

  • Anne Turner

    03/23/2022 10:14 AM

    I can see the campaigns that were present in the last to bring gay people out into open society. They had experienced dreadful discrimination since the dawn of time. At this point however, society has, on the whole in this country accepted homosexuality as a way of life. Some view it as sinful. Find me a person who is not sinful. Ultimately, our sins are between God and ourselves. My point is that we should not be turning ourselves upside down anymore to set aside gay people as a special class. We should teach young children that some people are different than the majority but we show respect and courtesy to all.
    Transgender is somewhat more difficult for many to understand and accept. Basically, because it defies all that we know scientifically. It is hard to adjust to going against scientific evidence. Again, however, we need to accept people the way they define themselves. That being said, most will still believe that gender is the gender we were born with. These are very private matters. All adults should be able to dress as we please, and love whom we please. But it is not necessary to beat a drum all the time. Make sure that all are accommodated. Provide a restroom that is private for all who prefer privacy. But don’t ruin good things such as women's sports to cater to a small minority. We must all live with our personal decisions and so must the LBGTQ community. Of course they must have the rights that we all have in government and in society. Most people accept this of kindness and fairness but we are coming to resent the constant diatribe. Live and let live. Address discrimination on a case by case basis. Choose our friends from those we like and who like us no matter our lifestyle. Don’t single people out one way or the other. That is a sense I’d discrimination. Keep very private matters out if children’s entertainment.

  • Becky Jantzen

    03/23/2022 09:44 AM

    Re: DC wanting to vaccinate kids whose parents have religious objections - Thank God there's still a judge in DC with a brain who realizes parents actually have a say in what medical treatment their kids get. But does this remind anyone else of the gov't experiments on black people years ago - you know, the ones where no consent was asked or given, it was just done with the assumption it was for "their own good"? Knowing the vaccines were rushed into production without the usual testing means everyone who's gotten a shot in the last 2 years has been an unwitting test subject and now that TPTB are forcing vaccines on little kids, they're also compiling data on the effects in that age group. I can't imagine why more parents aren't protesting and filing lawsuits rather than allowing their kids to be used as guinea pigs.

  • Jerry

    03/23/2022 09:30 AM

    Has biden offered sanctuary here in America to Ukrainians forced to leave their homes.in regards to psaki and history biden allowing statues of military men and American founding fathers former presidents names removed from public school public areas let’s go Brandon to u psaki

  • Vernon Thompson

    03/23/2022 09:08 AM

    Climate Change Again!
    Let me give you my analysis and see if I can provoke some more thought. You notice that this is all about Man-Made Global Warming Nee Climate Change. Have you seen any of the nameless, faceless 97% stand up and publicly defend their dire predictions of gloom and doom? If there is anything that should make all of us suspect is a forecast of the future by so-called scientists – many of them drinking at the trough of free money (i.e., Government Grants). Why is this a worldwide phenomenon? I believe it is a plot by the global elites to seize Power and Control – just like the COVID-19 exercise! If in the case of COVID, scientists collected real-time data and had a history of other pandemics to look at and they still screwed it up as we were relying on educated guesses not real science. Political Science prevailed!
    Climate has changed since the beginning of earth. Otherwise, we would have never had the Ice Age and we would be sitting around trying to figure out what to do about Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Pterodactyl sitting on our endangered species list. I cannot think of a study more complicated, more complex, and subject to more external forces than climate. These folks are telling us that the problem is all about man-made changes caused by carbon emissions. Really? Why aren’t we having Congressional hearings and public debate between the gloom and doom scientists and the folks who will give you their name and tell you it is a HOAX! We need the public debate before we allow some group of pin-headed, pea-brained bureaucrats to take over our lives!
    I have done and reviewed enough studies in my lifetime to be suspect of anything that makes a prediction beyond 3-5 years. It will almost always be wrong but you don’t know which direction until it is too late. Can you think of all of the things that we cannot control that affect climate? The sun, solar flares, sun spots, rotation of the earth, volcanic activity are but a few that I can think of. And they are telling us it is all about carbon emissions – GET REAL! In study work that is funded by a defined position there is a tendency to be very optimistic about things that support your views and overlook things that work against your foregone conclusion.
    Time to call it what it is! SUSPECT!!!

  • James Drury Jr.

    03/23/2022 06:33 AM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Linda Olds

    03/22/2022 10:42 PM

    It's not only ESPN that injects "wokeness" into sports. Since the election, baseball, America's Pastime, has had TV ads about "social justice" not just between innings, but inserted into the middle of the inning.
    This is very annoying. We watch baseball to relax and get away from politics, but it's impossible to get away.

    I haven't read Barr's book, but I saw an interview in which he said that President Trump's personality was difficult to deal with, but it wasn't until after the election that he became very aggressive and pushy. What did he expect??? I think Trump showed remarkable restraint after all he endured throughout his presidency; then to have the election stolen from him was the last straw. I completely understand his frustration that nobody would even discuss the possibility of fraud.