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- Speech Police Ban More Words For The New Year
- "Huckabee" Preview
- COVID-19 Hypocrite Round-up, Cont’d
- Georgia Senate Update
- A Victory Worth Celebrating
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Speech Police Ban More Words For The New Year
By Pat Reeder
In the play/movie “Inherit the Wind,” the lawyer character Henry Drummond tells someone who is offended by his swearing that “Language is a poor enough means of communication. We’ve got to use all the words we’ve got. Besides, there are d**n few words anybody understands."
With so many people these days constantly trying to signal their nonexistent virtue by finding new words to be offended by and demanding they be banned, we’ll be lucky if we don’t end 2021 with no means left to communicate aside from grunts and finger gestures. I know which finger gesture I will reserve for these people.
To help you survive in the Brave New World of 2021, here are the latest no-no words from the PC set:
Dictionary.com already issued a list of words they wanted banned, along with some suggested bland, vague, awkward euphemisms that will earn you a lot of weird looks if you use them, like a space alien trying to blend in with humans but not doing a very good job of it.
Among the words that they are terrified might offend certain identify groups (although I’ve never heard any actual members of these groups complain) are “ninja,” “guru” (guess I now have to be the “Huckabee” “pop culture doyen”), “Nazi” (but what will people like them call anyone to the right of AOC?!), “bingeing” (because saying that you “binge-watched” “Friends” might offend people with eating disorders – like the cast of “Friends”), and “hysterical.”
Why “hysterical”? Because the female root of the word means you would be stepping into “problematic (talk about a word that needs to be baned), sexist territory due to the history of the term.” They smugly add, “Plus, have you ever heard a man being called hysterical?…We’re guessing not.”
Funny, every time I hear that word, this is what immediately springs to mind, and yes, it involves a man:
After editing all those common terms from your vocabulary, you might feel the need for a relaxing drink. If so, don’t you dare go to a tiki bar! The New York Times (speaking of terms that I find offensive) has declared tiki bars to be racist cultural appropriation that must be eradicated. The Times writer must be the only person on Earth who thinks that tiki bars are meant to reflect any actual culture other than fun, midcentury kitsch.
As the pineapple slice on my drinking glass might say, "Bite me." Laura and I live in a 1955 house that we restored to a style she calls “Midcentury Rainforest.” We have a tiki god fountain on our patio. My closet is divided into two sections: 1/3 suits, dress shirts, pants and sweaters, and 2/3rds Hawaiian shirts. And it's going to stay that way.
If any whining PC snowflakes from the New York Times dares to lay one finger on any of our tiki stuff, I will give the command to one of our twelve rescued parrots to remove said finger from your hand. When they’re done with you, you’ll be running to the nearest tiki bar for a big coconut shell full of anesthetic.
By Mike Huckabee
It’s a new year (at last!), and we’ll kick it off right tonight with a great new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN. My guests include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and pastor/TV host/author Sam Collier. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero whose miraculous salvation from addiction inspired her to help other women out of the trauma of addiction, violence and trafficking. We’ll also have plenty of laughs from cowboy comedian William Lee Martin, and take a look back at some moments from 2020 that are really worth remembering. And we’ll cap it off with the music of hot young country singer, Riley Green!
It all starts tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
COVID-19 Hypocrite Round-up, Cont’d
By Mike Huckabee
A member of the Chicago Teachers’ Union board sent a tweet encouraging teachers not to show up for work on Monday because it’s too dangerous to leave their homes (like “essential workers” have for many months) and get back to teaching kids. Turns out the tweet was sent from her Caribbean vacation in Puerto Rico, where she was lounging at poolside and going out to seafood restaurants.
As infuriating as her hypocrisy might be, on the bright side, I’m very happy to learn that COVID-19 is not a threat in Puerto Rico.
Bonus Hubris Points: Notice that her Twitter moniker is “Sarah4justice.” I’d love to hear how it represents “justice” for kids to suffer longterm damage from being forced to stay home from school while their teachers’ union bosses are partying it up in Puerto Rico.
Georgia Senate Update
By Mike Huckabee
The all-important Georgia Senate run-off is just days away, and here’s a hint as to how vicious it’s getting: the campaign of Democrat John Ossoff accused Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of campaigning with a KKK member, based on a photo of her standing next to white supremacist Chester Doles.
Loeffler’s campaign spokesman fired back that Doles was just one of countless rally attendees who line up for photos; and if they’d known who he was, he would’ve been kicked out (I can sympathize: I hope I'm not held responsible for everything ever said and done by everyone who's ever asked to take a photo with me.) He said, “It’s not surprising coming from a pathological liar like Jon Ossoff, whose parents still pay his rent.” He called on Twitter to ban Ossoff’s tweet because it’s a “blatant lie.”
Here’s where we’ll find out whether Twitter is as tough on banning Democrats who tell blatant lies as they are on Republicans who tell blatant truths.
A Victory Worth Celebrating
By Mike Huckabee
For those who despair of the people ever being able to defeat the political, media and corporate elites who think they should be in charge of us all, here’s a victory worth celebrating: last week, the British Parliament voted 521-73 to ratify a trade deal that finally fulfills the Brexit vote for Great Britain to exit the European Union.
Elites loved the whole idea of the EU, with its erasure of national boundaries and identities and its central planning from self-styled experts in Brussels. But working class Britons got fed up with having their national sovereignty trampled, their culture erased and having to comply with often senseless edicts from a pack of far-away, out-of-touch, unelected bureaucrats.
The elites were shocked they lost what they thought would be a slamdunk referendum on leaving the EU, and they took it just about as rationally as American Democrats took Hillary’s loss of her supposed slamdunk election to Trump in 2016. Brexit supporters were slandered, mocked, belittled and vilified as backward, uneducated, racist morons, and the media were filled with “end of the world” predictions about the disasters that would befall Britain if it told the pompous twerps in Brussels to take a hike. This link at National Review recounts some of the hysterical, “sky is falling” predictions. Why, the United Kingdom would collapse without the EU, as if it hadn’t already existed and thrived for many centuries before the EU was even dreamed up.
In the end, the EU’s control over Britain went out not with a bang, but with a whimper. Trade deals are still in place, no war will break out, life will go on. But the elites learned that the people can be insulted and pushed only so far before they rise up and say, “No more!” That is a very timely lesson for our own politicians, and a needed reminder to Americans who despair that their votes no longer count, the elites are too rich and powerful, and nothing can be done to stop them. Remember, their power and money has been granted to them by you, and when you decide you’ve been pushed too far, you can say, “No more!” too.
Special memo to people in New York, California, and other places suffering greatly under leftist misleadership: the most effective way to say, “No more,” is to stop reelecting the people who are doing it to you.
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