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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Acts 13:38
- "Huckabee" Preview
- Biden booster shot plan hits the wall
- Botched Afghanistan pullout caused this
- Boycott threat is dropped
- Biden Administration disrespects America's oldest ally
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
By Mike Huckabee
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Biden booster shot plan hits the wall
By Mike Huckabee
The Biden White House’s plan to start rolling out COVID-19 booster shots as soon as Monday hit a wall on Friday when an FDA advisory panel overwhelmingly voted against it.
In a 16-2 vote, the committee rejected the idea of giving a third booster vaccine shot to 16-to-64-year-old Americans who are not at high risk for a severe case of the disease. The panel voted unanimously to give emergency authorization for booster shots for seniors and those at high risk, but most members believe the average vaccinated person doesn’t need them. There’s also concern about the rare but real possibility of side effects, particularly heart inflammation in young males, when the disease itself poses such a small risk to that group.
This came after two top FDA officials quit and co-authored a paper in the British medical journal The Lancet denouncing the push for universal booster shots.
The FDA doesn’t have to take the panel’s recommendation, but if it doesn’t, it will be interesting to hear their justification, especially considering that 16-2 margin. Journalist Jordan Schachtel tweeted that this was a clear and “legit revolt” by the FDA bureaucracy against the Biden plan to roll out booster shots for everyone, and “The White House is not happy.”
I’m fascinated to see what they’ll do next. They keep telling us to “follow the science” and treating any questions or objections as if they’re coming from knuckle-dragging cave persons. Now, experts from their own FDA have voted 16-2 against their booster plan. Will they try to tell us those people don’t know science as well as Joe Biden? Or will they just get their friends in the news and social media worlds to silence them?
Botched Afghanistan pullout caused this
By Mike Huckabee
Friday, the head of US Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. announced that the drone strike on alleged ISIS-K terrorists in Kabul on August 29th didn’t kill any terrorists. Instead, it mistakenly killed an aid worker who was loading water canisters into his car and nine of his family members, including seven children.
The attack that was previously called a “righteous strike” by Gen. Mark Milley is now described as a “tragic mistake” for which McKenzie offered “my sincere apology.”
It has to be said that this never would have happened if the pullout hadn’t been so botched and left us with an uncontrollable, chaotic situation, no forces or reliable intelligence on the ground, and an opening for terrorists to launch attacks. But I don’t want to be accused of trying to score political points off of a terrible tragedy, so I’ll just point out that this was so bad, even some of Biden’s most loyal liberal media handmaidens couldn’t stop themselves from expressing outrage.
I’ll let you know how they eventually manage to find a way to blame Trump for this.
Boycott threat is dropped
By Mike Huckabee
Portland, Oregon, officials have dropped their threatened boycott of Texas for protecting unborn life. The official reason is that it would have little effect and just harm Texans who had nothing to do with passing the law. There’s also the problem that they’d have to find some other source for the $35 million worth of goods and services they get from Texas every year. Also, Portland officials might have bigger issues to address, what with their “woke,” anti-police, leftist policies having brought on a plague of chaos, riots, lawlessness, skyrocketing crime and out-of-control radical mobs.
There was also the problem that Texas didn’t seem too intimidated by the idea of an economic and travel boycott by Portland. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tweeted that the boycott threat was a "complete joke," adding, "A city led by depraved officials allows lawlessness, putting their citizens in grave danger. A boycott will hurt them, not us. Texas’ economy is stronger than ever. We value babies and police, they don’t."
Instead of boycotting Texas, Portland should import more things from Texas, starting with a few boatloads of common sense.
Biden Administration disrespects America's oldest ally
By Mike Huckabee
Isn’t it great to have competent, adult leadership in the White House that will make other nations respect us again? Yet for some reason, all our allies are furious with us. And in a stunning move on Friday, our oldest ally, France (which helped the Colonies win the Revolutionary War) recalled its ambassador from Washington, DC. French leaders are furious at the Biden White House for blocking them out of a national security pact with the UK and Australia and agreeing to provide nuclear submarines to Australia (France also recalled its ambassador to Australia.) It will cost France billions because Australia canceled a contract to buy subs from France. This follows hot on the heels of Biden pulling disastrously out of Afghanistan without informing our allies such as France.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian railed, “This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr. Trump used to do. I am angry and bitter. This isn’t done between allies.”
I should point out that Le Drain, a former Socialist Party member, probably felt he had to include that kneejerk slap at Trump. But guess how many times France recalled its ambassador while Trump was President.