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Watch: Sarah Sanders delivers Republican rebuttal to Biden's SOTU Address
By Mike Huckabee
This story was originally published on February 8, 2023.
By Mike Huckabee
This was originally published on February 17, 2023.
Not that there would ever be any good day to tweet the terrifying thought, “As California goes, so goes the world,” but California Gov. Gavin Newsom really picked the wrong day.
Newsom was touting the fact that the European Union just voted, like California, to ban gas-powered cars by 2035. I guess he’s happy that the Europeans have taken a leap into the same denial of reality he has, since neither California nor Europe has enough power even to keep the lights on now, but they think they’ll have enough in just a few years from sunshine and windmills to power their entire fleet of vehicles.
Newsom’s tweet was greeted with the responses it deserved, like wondering if the EU will also follow Newsom’s lead in releasing violent felons, allowing homeless camps to take over Europe and driving away the middle class (while they’re still able to drive.)
Speaking of the latter, Newsom chose to brag about California’s bold leadership on the very day that Census figures revealed that from April 2020 to July 2022, California’s population lost a net half million people.
While California is still the state with the largest population, it’s no longer the state that everyone wants to move to. Because of people fleeing the crime, homelessness, sky-high taxes and costs of living, irrational and iron-fisted COVID policies and other leftwing craziness, the number of people leaving surpassed the number moving in by over 700,000 for a new population loss of 500,000. Californians are bugging out for states like Nevada, Utah and Texas. New York had the second-greatest loss of residents with 485,000, I assume most of whom fled to Florida or Georgia.
In fact, Utah was ranked as the fastest-growing state because of so many California expatriates moving there. They’re causing issues with housing and water supplies, prompting Republican Gov. Spencer Cox to urge Californians to “stay in California instead of coming as refugees to Utah.”
I’ve long predicted that if brokers and other white collar workers ever realize that they could do their jobs on a computer from a beautiful house overlooking the ocean in sunny Florida that costs the same as a cramped apartment in dirty, chilly, over-taxed, crime-ridden New York City, it will spell the beginning of the end of the Big Apple as a major center of commerce. We might be seeing that starting to happen in both New York and California, where politicians like Gavin Newsom prove that with enough leftwing policies, it’s possible to make even a sunny paradise intolerable.
I just keep waiting for the day when Californians finally realize that they could stay right where they are and enjoy paradise again, simply by changing the way they vote.
Disney Produces WOKE Cartoons Full of MAKE-BELIEVE History
By Mike Huckabee
This story was originally published on Feb 17, 2023
More we weren't told about Biden classified docs
By Mike Huckabee
Elsewhere in today's newsletter, we lamented the fact that there's so much we don't find out about, at least without undercover cameras. And now, another story illustrates that.
But this time, it was a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request from BLOOMBERG NEWS that led to the exposure of a 74-page email exchange starting on November 7 between National Archives lawyer Gary Stern and Biden attorneys Bob Bauer and Patrick Moore, showing them in the process of the document search. This was five days after Moore reportedly found classified material in Biden's office at the DC Penn Biden Center and one day before the election.
An email from the Archives says they'd like to "come back" and assess the remaining boxes. Then it asks if there are any documents in the "PA Penn Biden offices." We've never been told that Biden had offices in Philadelphia, only in the DC location. They also ask that boxes in "your office in Boston," referring to Moore's office, "remain secure in a locked office." What were Biden documents doing in his Boston attorney's office?
An email from the next day --- Election Day --- says they needed to move the boxes from the Boston office to the JFK library.
Nick Arama at REDSTATE observes that there's quite a difference in tone between these exchanges and those with the Trump people. "This sounds like buddies arranging a golf game," he says. Of course, with the election going on, we weren't told about ANY of it.
BREITBART has a write-up on the story, too, with more details of the conversation. We glean from these emails that the Archives attorney and Biden's personal attorneys were talking about this as early as November 4. And it was on November 7, Election Day, that they arranged a time to secretly collect materials from the DC Penn Biden Center office in a U.S. government van.
Of course, the initial reason for the search of that office by Biden's attorneys STILL remains unknown. I think we're safe in assuming that this is the part we really, really aren't supposed to know.
Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chair of the House Oversight Committee, told FOX NEWS the National Archives was instructed to hide the initial discovery of classified documents from the American people. "There are only two people that could have given those orders," he said, "and that's either the Department of Justice with Merrick Garland. or the White House with Joe Biden."
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