Evening Edition - June 17

June 17, 2020 |

NORMALCY

Joe Biden hopes to capitalize on the current mass insanity of riots, calls to defund the police and anarchists taking over sections of major cities by arguing that making him President will be a vote to “return to normalcy.”

The big flaw in this argument, of course, is that all those unsettling things are coming from his own party, and are in cities that have been entirely run by Democrats since “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis Jr. was #1 on the pop charts (or in Chicago’s case, since the #1 song was “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime” by Rudy Vallee.)

If you define “normalcy” as “a President who doesn’t write mean tweets or fight back when people attack him,” then a vote for Biden will fix that. On the other hand, if you define “normalcy” as a nation where Americans aren’t tearing down monuments, setting cities on fire, setting up occupied anarchist camps, pushing the socialist “Green New Deal,” firing all the police officers, letting men who identify as women compete in women’s sports, “aborting” babies that have already been born, or demanding that everything and everybody that far-left radicals don’t like be banished to the cornfield, then maybe giving power back to the Democrats would not signal a return to “normal.” Especially since the people in power would then savage you and banish you to the cornfield just for using the judgmental and outdated term, “normal.”

NEVER BEFORE

It turns out that the Trump Administration, through an unprecedented public-private effort, went from zero coronavirus tests to over half a million tests a day in less than three months, when it normally might take up to a year. As the CEO of test maker Hologic said, “There had never in the history of diagnostics been a test to develop faster or used in this volume…when you truly understand the magnitude, the industry or the world has never seen volume of one diagnostic test conducted in this quantity — never close.”

Are you surprised to hear that after hearing for months that the Trump Administration had no plan to deal with testing and was failing and lagging behind all the other nations? Sorry if I shocked you. To calm your nerves, here’s some news that won’t be a surprise to you at all: the media lied to you about the Trump Administration.

WHAT WE REALLY MEAN...

The New York Times ran an op-ed this past Friday to try to explain to us slow-witted knuckle-draggers that “defund the police” of course doesn’t mean “defunding the police!” The writer, “anti-criminalization activist” Mariame Kaba, explains that "when people, especially white people, consider a world without the police, they envision a society as violent as our current one, merely without law enforcement — and they shudder."

But in fact, “defunding the police” merely means taking a lot of the budget away from hiring cops and spending it on "health care, housing, education and good jobs," and “community care workers” who can "do mental-health checks" for people who need help, which would result in a lesser "need for the police in the first place."

Got that? “Defunding the police” doesn’t mean “defunding the police.” It just means taking funds away from the police and spending them on something else. Now it makes sense!

Except that we have a staggering national debt largely because we already have so many government social programs that we’ve been spending more and more on ever since the “Great Society” launch of the 1960s, and the most heavily Democratic areas spend even more on such programs on the state and the local levels. Are those areas currently experiencing a “lesser need for the police”?

UPDATE

I guess this is good news: the NYPD has cleared the employees of a Manhattan Shake Shake of intentionally trying to poison three police officers by putting a bleach-like substance in their milkshakes. Police now suspect that the substance was a cleaning solution that wasn’t properly cleared out of the milkshake machine. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the restaurant, but at least it was not another criminal attack on police. Let’s hope it’s not a false alarm that sparks real copycat crimes, since with the story out there, police will still have to be extra vigilant about their food and beverages just to be on the safe side.

CANCEL!!!...my subscription

You can tell from all the lip service, public virtue-signaling and financial donations to “social justice” groups that certain large corporations are terrified of being branded as racist by the mob or of standing up to them, and think they can flatter and buy their way to safety. They should realize that the best they can hope for by throwing everyone else to the lions is that they would get eaten last. In this case, even that is too much to hope for.

For instance, there are few newspapers more reflexively leftwing than the British paper, The Guardian. When the current mania for smashing statues and rewriting history and canceling people to oblivion began, they were right there cheering it on and defending the protesters who destroyed statues of historical figures who were involved in the slave trade.

But then came an ironic turn: someone dug into the history books and discovered that the Guardian newspaper was founded as the Manchester Guardian in 1821 by John Edward Taylor, using money from a cotton plantation worked by slaves.

After Taylor died in 1844, the Guardian demanded that his slaves be forced back to work. It also railed that it was an “evil day” when abolitionist Abraham Lincoln was elected President, and claimed his reelection was due to “fraud, violence, and intimidation” and “reveals nothing with respect to the real wishes and thoughts of the majority of his fellow countrymen.” (I think they’re recycling those editorials with the name “Lincoln” replaced with “Trump.”)

There’s now a petition with over 7,000 signatures at last check, demanding that the Guardian be shut down because of its shameful history and being founded off the profits from slave labor.

A spokesman for the paper claimed that the Guardian always opposed slavery, they just didn’t think the Union opposed it enough; and that its stance was “of its era” and – brace yourselves – that some things from the distant past shouldn’t be judged by current standards. NOW they tell us!

If there’s a Pulitzer Prize for Hypocrisy, then I think the Guardian has a lock on it. In the meantime, I’m going to go dig into the history of the New York Times…

Related Commentary: Charlotte Hayes at the Independent Women’s Forum on why tearing down statues and erasing history is really an assault on the entire history and foundation of the US, and an attempt to tear our carefully-built system of Constitutional protections down to the ground and replace it with the rule of the mob – and those in power who are enabling it will live to regret it when the mob turns on them.

BEST MEME OF THE DAY!

Best Meme of the Day! If a picture is worth a thousand words, these two pictures together outweigh any 5,000-word “think piece” in the New York Times about how “progressive” thought is so much more advanced than those Trump-supporting rubes in Flyover Country.

SCOTUS

More commentary on the Supreme Court's decision to redefine what "sex" means.

YOU DECIDE

I can’t decide whether the headline on this story should be “At Long Last” or “A Good Start.”

DOOMED TO REPEAT HISTORY

It’s said that those who cannot remember history are doomed to repeat it. But some of the vandals who are attacking historic monuments to scrub US history of everything that offends them don’t seem to have ever taken a history class at all, much less repeated one --- although they certainly should have been forced to repeat History 101.

So far, in the name of fighting racism, they’ve vandalized the Lincoln Memorial (honoring the man who freed the slaves), the monument to the all-black Union regiment of the Civil War memorialized in the movie “Glory,” and now, a statue in Philadelphia of Matthias Baldwin. It was defaced with red paint and the words “Murderer” and “Colonizer.”

Matthias Baldwin was an abolitionist leader who devoted his life to ending slavery and helping blacks attain civil rights, including funding schools for black children out of his own pocket. One local history buff said Baldwin was “[Black Lives Matter] before there was a slogan.”

During the same protest, the vandals also attacked a monument to the city’s Civil War soldiers and sailors. Here’s a remedial history lesson for them: the soldiers and sailors from Philadelphia were on the Union’s side. They fought for the North. That means they were the anti-slavery ones.

I guess that’s necessary to mention, based on this story and this Jesse Watters man-on-the-street segment where he asked young people, “Who fought in the Civil War?” The closest most of them came was “North America vs. South America.”

Leave a Comment

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Your Information
Your Comment
BBML accepted!
Captcha

More Stories

Comments 1-25 of 50

  • FRED F. WILBERT

    06/27/2020 12:14 AM

    Thumbs up.

  • Margie Perkins

    06/20/2020 01:15 AM

    Isn't it interesting that Robert Byrd past doesn't seem to be a concern with the BLM and others, doesn't all the building etc that has his name on upset them?

  • Shauna dickerson

    06/18/2020 03:13 PM

    I have a question for you, recently in the Salt Lake paper, a writer started his letter with "Biden weighs more favorably in terms of decency, honesty, humility, compassion, religiosity. . ." Then he goes on to say, in terms of competence, Biden comes out best as the "past 3 years shows there is no crisis Trump cannot cause or make worse." Along with the usual problems the president usually has to deal with, Trump had to fight the Russian Hoax, and immediate threats of impeachment. And still job creation soared, along with other improvements too vast to list here. So why in the world would anyone in their right mind praise Biden over Trump in this way?

  • Robert Feldman

    06/18/2020 01:01 PM

    What the Demos are spreading to Voters now is pure Bovine Fecal Matter, made up history, the reverse of FACTS.
    the Republican Party was created and always maintained as the Abolitionist Party, to Free Slaves, Make them Full Citizens. The Dems have always enslaved the unfortunate as well as Blacks and other minorities. Don't be fooled, a Vote for Sleepy Joe is one for a propped up puppet. We have work to do , PLEASE help with your vote for TRUMP.

    the

  • Floyd Kimmel

    06/18/2020 12:50 PM

    Gov. Huckabee
    I am not sure if you had mentioned it or not
    but what is your take on the George Floyd
    family involving the UN in racial affairs
    of the United States.

  • Linda Chapman

    06/18/2020 11:38 AM

    I am so thankful for your newsletter and commentary. I trust you to be truthful about whats going on.Your newsletter keeps me from depression and crazyness. I also enjoy the humor. Thank you and keep up the good work.

  • Linda Hudson

    06/18/2020 11:03 AM

    My primary concern is that Pres. Trump's citizens, the Deplorables, are losing hope for the future of this country especially in the blue states. All that most of them every wanted in life was the ability to earn enough money to take care of their families, buy a home and maybe have a little left when they died to give to their children. Now a lot of them are still not back to work, can't go to worship, and really don't want to be taking assistance money from the government. They want a warrior to come and get things back to their normal. I don't think Pres. Trump's MAGA slogan, his rallies, or his proclamations are going to get him reelected this time. He needs to come up with a "Warrior Plan". Hopeless voters will just not go to vote in November because they don't think it will really make a difference. They are defeated.

  • Daniel Craft

    06/18/2020 10:20 AM

    Morning Governor,
    Obviously, Biden is going to embrace anything that provides an ample supply of someone to 'sniff'. That is just the nature of the game.
    I knew about the Guardian. I have posted several items concerning their hypocrisy on Fakebook, only to have it rejected because of blah, blah, blah. I might note that Anthony Jones has been missing in action in all of this hooplah as well.
    I was pretty sure that that the word sex is a noun differentiating 'between' male and female.., and a verb describing the act. Considering the Tide-ball gobblers have no clue what sex/gender they are these days, it is easy to assume that some of the S.C. Justices may be parents to these gobblers, or, maybe confused themselves.
    History definitely repeats itself if nothing is learned from it. And ignorance(bliss?) is its notorious enemy. Ah me...what's a person to do?
    Have a blessed and peaceful day. Daniel C.

  • Janet Burton

    06/18/2020 09:53 AM

    Thank you for all the hard work you and your staff put into getting the truth out to those of us who wish to know it. I am in my 70's, and it totally breaks my heart to know that young people today do not know our history. I think that instead of defunding the police which we so need, they need to start with the teachers unions and get rid of the bad apples there.

  • James Robert Huffman

    06/18/2020 09:35 AM

    Thanks for your continued sanity in this crazy world ..

  • Walter Brannen

    06/18/2020 07:50 AM

    When are the "armed" "we the people" going to stand up for America?

  • Audrey Skarness

    06/18/2020 07:49 AM

    After Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, Mrs. Butterworth, what's next....fried chicken and watermelon???

  • Lisa Neely

    06/18/2020 07:07 AM

    Mike, I think John Bolton’s book is disgusting and revolting! I always thought him to be a part of the deep state and was concerned when the President picked him to be the NSA. Will they ever leave the President alone? What if we had done this to Obama?

  • June Adams Paugh

    06/18/2020 06:31 AM

    I heard part of Joe Biden's speech yesterday (until I could stand no more) and it is amazing, I heard nothing about what he was going to do...only about President Trump's failures. Does he really think that is going to earn him the white house? Sad, but apparently so.

  • Linda Dixon

    06/18/2020 02:29 AM

    Regarding the ignorance of the school students regarding history and the statues, our American Public Schools at their finest!

  • David McGillvray

    06/17/2020 11:50 PM

    Concerning the Presidents executive order on the Police. I haven't read the whole order, but I have a suggestion that may have a more beneficial effect. Make police departments less political. It seems as if PDs are controlled by mayors and or politicians. PDs should do whats right regardless or who the Mayor likes or is political correct.

  • Robert Childers

    06/17/2020 10:42 PM

    The movement to dumb down our children started right after the second world war, most of the teachers were thought that we should teach communism and socialism and that the constitution comes after that and it was thoughtless as the years went on. Now the school curriculum has almost non-existent. Collages are nothing but a place that students must go to get a job and indoctrination into socialism and communism. That's why we have all these young people out rioting and destroying property and stealing everything in sight.


  • Mrs. Geraldine F Habitz

    06/17/2020 10:16 PM

    For the sake of my mental condition, I discontinued watching daytime news channels. This newsletter from you every day is all the fodder I need to maintain my sanity. I read every word......and I sorely appreciate the humor. Thank You.

  • Dot Whitley

    06/17/2020 10:13 PM

    Will the day ever come when we can once again feel good about the world we live in ? It never could be perfect on account of the fact that we are sinners, but there's so much bad happening these days that we can only worry.
    Thanks for informing us about it, because it's something we need to know every day.
    Dot Whitley

  • Jerry Hale

    06/17/2020 09:44 PM

    I am totally against the destruction of our statues. They are an important part of the history of our nation. Have no doubt that the next big campaign will be to re-write our history books to purge them of any mention of the leaders of the Confederacy. That may be followed by the destruction of the tombstones of the Confederate soldiers buried in our Crown Hill Cemetery (and elsewhere). For the record, five of my grandfathers fought in the Civil War on the Union side. One of my great grandfathers is buried in the Confederate Lot here in Indy with Confederate soldiers on each side of him. If we continue on this path, we will be no better than Nazis who burnt piles of books that they thought would have a negative impact on their grand Third Reich. We saw how well that went for them. I believe that the majority of us are intelligent enough to see the good and the bad of our past leaders and the causes they fought for. George Washington fought for the British (French and Indian War), against the British (Revolutionary War), and owned over a hundred slaves. Do we purge the father of our country because he seemed to be on the "wrong" side of the current idealists who claim to know what is best for our society? I think not! Hopefully we will quickly pass through this insanity going on today.

  • Fiorella Weaver

    06/17/2020 09:31 PM

    We will never make any progress in thinking rationally until we return to a classical education and the study of God’s Word. The shameless justices have just succeeded in rewriting history and making a mockery of truth and justice.

  • Anthony Brown

    06/17/2020 09:21 PM

    Regarding the possible police poisoning in New York. So no wrong doing by Shake Shack employees. But one question, why was it police officers only that got sick and not any civilians? They sell shakes and no others got one that day?

  • Lisa Wood

    06/17/2020 08:59 PM

    First time I've read your letter. Making me laugh just like you do in person! A breathe of fresh air, as it's easy to get "bent" reading and watching news.

  • Pat Glaub

    06/17/2020 08:50 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,
    How do we stop all this insanity with the destruction, looting, burning of what we called America. This new revolution is going to be horrible. The Clinton, Soros , Antifa people of the world will run all of us law abiding people to a camp of some sort and shoot us if we don’t do what they want. What can we do as good citizens to stop this. This is terrifying to so many of us and for all future children.

  • Paul Kern

    06/17/2020 08:44 PM

    Those who forget the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them. uS won the ground war in Vietnam but lost on the political side.