From my show monologue:
One day, we’re going to know not just how the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) came to be a pandemic but how it came to "be" in the first place. Right now, though, it’s tough to find reliable information. Politics, not science, informs (infects?) most media commentary, and that applies not just to what’s being said but what is not said. (Aside: This is especially true with the promise of hydroxychloroquine/zithromycin/zinc therapy that we've been staying on top of.)
It’s amazing how, with 24/7 coronavirus coverage, so much information can be ignored in favor of the same fake stories over and over. CNN, MSNBC and other outlets are so loaded with misinformation --- which we often debunk here --- that one might as well be listening to Nancy Pelosi. Or the Chinese Communist Party.
We see that when public officials contradict President Trump or say things that otherwise further the anti-Trump narrative, they get love and kisses from the media. But as soon as they find reason to temper their comments or even (yikes!) agree with him, the media turn on them and try to shut them down, sometimes not bothering to air their reports.
God is with us
By Mike Huckabee
I know you’re all under a lot of stress, having to self-quarantine, social distance and other things that have upended our lives that were unheard of only a month ago. Some of you are only dealing with the stress of trying to avoid the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, while others have actually suffered it, or seen loved ones contract it and even die from it. But before I start getting into the grim updates, I want to say something to help you keep a positive outlook.
I said this at the end of this weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN, and I want to share it with you here, too:
“I want to offer you some encouragement. All the talk about the virus and the upheaval it’s brought to our jobs, our schools, our sports, our daily routines, is unsettling. And we really don’t know yet what’s to happen, or if we’ll ever be the same financially or emotionally.
But when things in this world become more uncertain, I’m comforted by the certainty of God’s love and purpose. The virus may indeed separate me from my events or my friends or my travels. But it won’t separate me from God or His love. And He’s got a bigger purpose for you, me and the world than for us to live in fear. I’m going to keep my sense of humor. Keep my faith. And keep believing that greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
We’re going to be back next week, and I hope you will, too. In the meantime, keep smiling, keep believing, and keep looking up. God is with us!”
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
President Trump spoke live via phone this morning to Fox & Friends, and you can hear that report here:
Sunday, President Trump held his daily press briefing on the coronavirus response. While he had earlier said he hoped to be able to lift some of the restrictions and reopen the economy by Easter (April 12th), it was going to be necessary to extend it through the end of April to blunt the spread of the disease. He said, “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the war is won. That would be the greatest loss of all.”
Trump was also asked what he had to say to kids who are cooped up and climbing the walls. It’s an excellent response, worthy of sharing with your children. You might also want to share a few stories of what kids had to do to get through the Great Depression or World War II without social media and streaming video.
The federal guidelines and restrictions that President Trump is extending through April include avoiding bars, restaurants and gatherings of more than 10 people, and avoiding nonessential travel. Of course, you know the others: keeping a safe distance from others in public, washing your hands often and for at least 20 seconds, covering your face when coughing or sneezing, and all the others, including not being a selfish idiot who goes around coughing and licking things to try to get social media likes. Sociopathic morons who do that will not get any “likes,” but they will get lots of “hates,” plenty of “shuns” and possibly some “fines” and “jail times.”
And just in case you aren’t paranoid enough, here are some more guidelines for how to handle food and other items that have been delivered or purchased at stores and brought home. All the precautions definitely don’t end once the box or bag is inside your door. This is important, so please read it:
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
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