THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Project Veritas Update
UPDATE on the Project Veritas hidden camera video of alleged Pfizer executive Jordon Trishton Walker and the reaction to it (or complete lack of reaction from the liberal media.)
I told you that Pfizer finally responded with a denial that left more questions than it answered. Jazz Shaw at HotAir.com voices some of those questions:
And for those wondering if Walker is really a Pfizer executive or just an elaborate hoax, private investigator Brian O’Shea at Substack did a deep dive into Walker’s background. Here’s what he came up with…
Here’s the kind of feminist empowerment story liberals claim to love
A young, African-American single mom who needed income to support her four daughters but also a flexible schedule launched her own business as an independent truck driver. She felt she’d achieved the American Dream: she was her own boss, making money doing what she loved and enjoying the freedom of being on the road.
But there was one problem that threatened to destroy it all: She lived in California, where the leftist leaders passed the pro-union AB-5 bill that made it virtually impossible to be an independent contractor anymore.
That link is her own must-read story in her own words. Fortunately, she was able to move to Missouri, where she is still living the American Dream. But President Biden and the Democrats have made it very clear that they want to pass an AB-5 style law to cover the entire nation. Where will people go if the entire country has to follow insane laws like the ones that are ruining California?
Remember her story in 2024, and anytime there’s an election where Democrats urge you to put them back in complete control because “they’re from the government and they’re here to help you.”
By the way, it’s not just the elected officials who are out to destroy the free market economy. There are also all the unelected bureaucrats who are politicizing government agencies. They’re already doing it, and your bank account is already the poorer for it. For instance, did you know that some FTC commissioners want to ban bulk discounts on goods, so you’ll have to pay more even if you shop at Sam’s Club or Costco? Why? As this piece explains, some “progressives” think prices are too low, and they’re certainly doing a bang-up job of fixing that.
We may have found one women’s sport that won’t be taken over by “trans” athletes, and that’s figure skating, at least not if this trans figure skater in Finland is any indication. These are some of the funniest pratfalls since Buster Keaton. This is one of those “I probably shouldn’t laugh, but I just can’t stop” videos.
I wonder if they gave this person the top trophy anyway, just for being so stunning and brave? Or maybe that should be “stunned and bruised.”
Too Many Showbiz Obituaries
By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)
I have sad news for fellow fans of ‘60s and ‘70s music and TV. This weekend, several people responsible for some of the most enduring entertainment of that era passed away.
Actress Lisa Loring died Saturday at 64 of a stroke caused by high blood pressure. The family said she went peacefully with both of her daughters holding her hands. Loring made guest appearances on a number of TV shows and had a recurring role as Cricket Montgomery on “As the World Turns” in the ‘80s. But her TV Land immortality came when she was only five and became the first Wednesday Addams on the classic sitcom, “The Addams Family.”
While the show lasted only two years, that character has only gotten more popular with each generation, next making a star of Christina Ricci, and currently she's the focus of Netflix’s #1 mini-series, “Wednesday.” Loring’s dance with the Addams’ butler Lurch is now an insanely popular Internet meme, which you can see at this link, along with more on the life of Lisa Loring and her memories of the “Addams” set and cast.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Verlaine of the band Television died Saturday in New York after a short illness at 73. Verlaine never achieved breakthrough stardom but he was highly influential in the punk and new wave scenes of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Television’s first album, “Marquee Moon,” didn’t even crack the charts in 1977, but is now often cited as one of the best of the decade.
We also say goodbye to one of Motown’s greatest songwriters, Barrett Strong, who died Sunday in Detroit at 81. He sang Motown’s first chart hit, “Money (That’s What I Want),” but he didn’t like the unstable entertainer's life, so he became one of Motown’s in-house songwriters. Often working with the late Norman Whitfield, Strong co-wrote such Motown classics as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “War” (“What is it good for?”), “Smiling Faces Sometimes,” and many hits for the Temptations, including “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “Cloud Nine.” Strong later returned to singing and released his first album in 30 years, “Stronghold II,” in 2010.
As for why the Motown songs still make people feel good, maybe that was just the atmosphere in which they were created. Strong once said, “It was a great time. We were just kids, and we did it for the fun, not the money. We enjoyed being at the studio all day, working. Nowadays people want the money first, which I can understand. But we used to put the product first and figured if we worked hard we would get paid. It was just an era.”
Sadly, an era that no longer exists in the music industry. But we’ll always have the records. Thank you, Mr. Strong!
A federal court jury figuratively told Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden DOJ where they could put their politicized persecution of pro-life activists by finding Mark Houck NOT GUILTY of violating the FACE Act that criminalizes blocking someone from entering an abortion clinic.
The feds were trying to send Houck to federal prison for 11 years for shoving a pro-abortion activist who was harassing his young son. State authorities decided there was no case, but Garland will never miss an opportunity to abuse his powers to try to silence critics of Biden's agenda. Let's hope he doesn't hold that power much longer.
Maybe this will send a message to Garland that the American people are fed up with him ignoring blatant crimes by violent leftist radicals while he spends his time trying to railroad elderly pro-life activists into federal prisons for praying outside abortion clinics to try to save the lives of babies. If he wants to prosecute someone for violating federal law by protesting, how about charging the leftist protesters who are rallying outside the private homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices in clear violation of federal law?
Since the Dobbs case is long over, I assume the only reason for those illegal protests is to try to use intimidation tactics to influence High Court judges' rulings. Isn't that also illegal?
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