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March 23, 2021
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Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Daily Bible Verse
  • The NYT Still Doesn't Get It
  • Joe Biden Wants To Spend More
  • No Laughing Matter
  • A Reader Writes...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

The NYT Still Doesn't Get It

By Mike Huckabee

The hilarious conservative satire site The Babylon Bee is considering a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times.

Tyler O’Neil of PJ Media has much more on the story, but in a nutshell: the Times has been part of a desperate effort by leftist media, social media and “fact-checking” sites to mislabel the Bee’s obviously fake, humorous stories as “conservative disinformation” or “misinformation,” to get them banned from Facebook and other platforms. This included a jaw-dropping Snopes.com “fact-check” of a Bee story about CNN buying an industrial-sized washing machine to help them spin the news more efficiently.

(Quick show of hands: is anyone reading this dumb enough to think that’s an actual news story?...Didn’t think so.)

Yet the Times recently ran a story accusing the Bee of having “trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire.” That story linked to a Times profile of the Bee that never made such an accusation. It was yet another example of the New York Times trafficking in misinformation under the guise of news.

I can understand why the Times and other liberal outlets have a hard time telling the difference between satirical stories about themselves and real stories about themselves. My staff and I know only too well that they're working overtime to make it impossible for comedy writers to think up jokes that are goofier than their real policies and statements. And after four years of watching nothing but Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel, etc. etc. etc., they’ve probably forgotten what real humor even looks like.

Add to that the left's absolute zero ability to laugh at themselves, and expecting them to be able to recognize genuinely funny satire of the left is like asking your dog to do your taxes.

Joe Biden Wants To Spend More

By Mike Huckabee

Having spent 1.9 trillion borrowed dollars on a “COVID-19 relief” bill, only about 9% of which goes directly to fighting COVID-19, President Biden and the Democrats next reportedly want to spend another 3 trillion borrowed dollars on an “infrastructure rebuilding” bill. And if you guessed that the response from their “progressive” wing was “That’s not enough!” then give yourself a box of Cuban cigars and send the bill to your grandkids.

There’s no denying that America needs to improve its infrastructure. We have bridges and overpasses collapsing, water pipes that are older than Joe Biden, and airports that are outdated by international standards. Even President Trump wanted to spend money to update our infrastructure. But the difference between his push and the Democrats’ version is that he would have actually updated our infrastructure. He was a builder, and as he has proved repeatedly, from the Wollman Ice Rink to Operation Warp Speed to his deregulation agenda, he knew how to get the government out of the way so that things could get done.

Under Obama/Biden, hundreds of billions of dollars were spent on “shovel-ready jobs,” only to have Obama later admit that there weren’t any. Construction projects remained hamstrung by government red tape while much of the money went to leftist pet projects, cronyism and keeping blue state bureaucrats employed through the recession. Now, Biden’s new proposal looks like the Obama version on steroids.

Only about a third of the $3 trillion would actually go to infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, rail lines, ports and the power grid. Here’s how some of the rest of it would be spent:

“Biden wants to spend $400 billion to combat climate change, including $60 billion for green transit infrastructure and $46 billion for research and development. The plan also would aim to make electric-vehicle charging stations available across the country.”

We heard the “green jobs” line from Obama (remember how that worked out?), and Toyota just warned that we have nowhere near enough power generating capacity to charge an all-electric car fleet, while Biden wants to do away with fossil fuels. So what will all those charging stations connect to? Windmills?

According to the New York Times, the Biden Administration also wants to create a massive collection of new programs, including free community college, universal pre-K education, a national paid-leave program, child care support, more subsidies for health insurance and more. How much of that will be lumped into the “infrastructure” bill?

And of course, to prove they’re fiscally responsible (I’ll pause typing while you finish laughing), the Democrats would include a big tax increase, the last thing an economy struggling to recover from their never-ending COVID shutdowns needs.

Some economists are warning that by flooding a weak economy with borrowed money in a way that doesn’t strengthen real economic growth, Biden is steering America into a return of stagflation, the combination of inflation (rising prices) and a stagnant economy that made the Jimmy Carter years so miserable. If so, then the only silver lining would be that maybe history will repeat itself. Carter messed things up so badly that voters elected Ronald Reagan to fix it. So far, Biden’s policies have been like Carter’s on steroids, so maybe the next President will be like Reagan on steroids. Let's hope so!

No Laughing Matter

By Mike Huckabee

Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris may have tossed the final straw onto the camel’s back when it comes to breaking the media’s patience with the Biden Administration dodging its self-created border crisis. When asked if she planned to visit the border, Harris laughed – let me repeat that: “laughed” – and said, “Not today!” She might think it’s a laughing matter, but she’s definitely the only one.

Biden may say that the border is closed and migrants shouldn’t come here, but that message is being covered up by the giant WELCOME mat he's rolling out.

While claiming to be discouraging migrants from coming here, he's ceased construction of the border wall, ended deportations, ordered Border Patrol to release illegal border crossers on the US side without even giving them future court dates, and given migrants free food, medical care, education and bus and air fare at taxpayer expense to go wherever they want to go. Now, he's spending $86 million of our money to provide them with hotel rooms.

As Matt Margolis points out, the US has half a million homeless people, many of them veterans, plus National Guard troops camping in a freezing parking garage in DC for no real reason, but Biden is spending $86 million to put illegal immigrants up in hotel rooms. Here’s what a formerly homeless veteran had to say about that: "What I don’t understand is why we can allow our greatest heroes, our American veterans that have gone to fight for this country, that have gone and put their lives on the line and then they come back home and have nowhere to go. And this administration is putting more money into people that have never contributed to this society and to me that is very heartbreaking.

Meanwhile, Project Veritas released more shocking photos of the appalling, cramped conditions inside the facilities for unaccompanied minors that the White House has barred the media from entering.

The obvious humanitarian catastrophe combined with the attempt to cover it up seem to finally be forcing the media to shake off its mancrush on Biden. A CNN correspondent even dared to call the situation on the border a crisis. But Biden spokesperson Jen Psaki, having rejected “crisis” and called the gigantic Biden-created mess a “challenge,” has moved on to a new term: it’s now a “circumstance”:

"Children presenting at our border who are fleeing violence, who are fleeing prosecution, who are fleeing terrible situations is not a crisis. We feel it is our responsibility to humanely approach this circumstance and make sure they are treated, and put into conditions that are safe."

If they were facing the conditions they’re in now only under Trump, Democrats wouldn’t be calling it “humane” or a "circumstance." Maybe Kamala Harris was laughing because she thought of Curly Howard saying, “I’m a victim of coicumstance!”

Let me know when Ms. Psaki finally exhausts all the feeble euphemisms in the “C” section of the dictionary and moves on to “D”: “disaster.”

A Reader Writes Back...

Great newsletter as usual. As a Nevadan, I want to thank you for the photo of Great Basin National Park.

America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Wind Cave National Park and Preserve, visit its website here.

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  • Joyce F Birch

    03/24/2021 03:23 PM

    Another great newsletter! I look forward to your daily news. You have a great staff too. I love the "America The Beautiful" since I can't see them in person.
    Thank you!

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/24/2021 01:22 PM

    Thank you

  • Doug Arndt

    03/24/2021 11:55 AM

    Speaking of Biden spending more ... lets talk about the border spending
    If you put up a billboard saying "Party, my house, Sat" and 5000 people show up, do you send the bill to the city ?
    Isn't that what "candidate" Biden did ? He said come, and they came.
    So, why did the bill go to us, the tax payers?
    It's time to hold Biden PERSONALLY responsible for the cost of his party.

  • Lacey DeNisco

    03/24/2021 11:19 AM

    Good morning Governor,

    As I was reading yesterday’s “evening edition”, I just had to ask you, “what can we DO about all this insanity right now?” How can we, as citizens, demand that our government not use OUR tax dollars to foot the bill for housing illegals in hotels? If the government wants to use those funds for housing, then they need to provide it to AMERICANS! Especially our Veterans and people who have fall on hard times due to the lockdowns by these lying politicians (I repeat myself). WHAT ACTION CAN WE TAKE IMMEDIATELY TO STOP THIS and REINSTATE THE IMMIGRATION AGREEMENTS WITH THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE AND THE STAY IN MEXICO POLICY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP accomplished? I live in Texas and this directly affects us here. Please tell me there is something we, US Citizens, can do (legally, of course). Biden is destroying our country’s sovereignty in a matter of days and lying about it all. If we have to wait until 2022, I don’t know if we can “put the genie back in the bottle”. Lord, please help us!

  • Larry Newman

    03/24/2021 10:53 AM

    The scary thing is, governor, many of the Bee's satire headlines have actually come true. The left is actually that far gone.

  • Sherry Merritt

    03/24/2021 09:10 AM

    Notice Jen Psaki claims they are fleeing "PROSECUTION", not persecution. Freudian slip that she's acknowledging criminals are welcome in this country?

  • Stephen Russell

    03/24/2021 08:59 AM

    Biden spending will lead to Great Depression 2.
    Unchecked as IS.
    & his mocking Putin & China will only hurt issue ahead
    Very scary
    & Infrastructure plan wont include new materials to build bridges & pave Hwys
    Our LA freeways date to 50s era LA CA

  • Thom Schotanus

    03/24/2021 08:24 AM

    I don't think Kamala's laughing has anything to do with "funny", but it's a tell. She is nervous and a liar but may still have a smidge of a conscience in there, or maybe just afraid to be found out.

  • Marla Jolliff

    03/24/2021 07:54 AM

    Thankful for your newsletter, it's one of the few trusted sources of news. I have often wanted to make a donation to you, Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign, and other conservative movements, but am too afraid to have the funds electronically taken from my banking account in fear of ending up on a leftist list or having my banking status revoked for supporting conservatives. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is cautiously concerned about the actions of the left. How can we give and it not be tracked?

  • Judy Radley

    03/24/2021 07:43 AM

    I wonder how long the media will put up with the dictatorship orders from this administration to not report on anything this administration has done that has really caused disastrous outcomes from the EO pen and it hasn't even been 6 mos. yet and things are really falling apart, fast, and that the real news isn't being reported by MSM because of the gag orders this admin. has put on everything and everyone about them, the negative stuff they are doing, is the only positive proof that this admin. won't last very long. The states will rise up more and more and take control of their own state of affairs and do things that the feds. can't touch. Which is the way it should be. Also, local govt. are taking control of their own local authority and getting the kids all back in school without the interference of fed. govt.'s misguided and misinformed policies. People WILL see, by this admin. own doing, that fed. govt. does not care about them at all, they only care for their own power play, and yes, this admin. will prove themselves that anything run by all Democrats, is obsolete and useless.

  • Paul Kern

    03/24/2021 01:34 AM

    I saw her laughing. Dangerous and creepy. I worked with bipolar with psychotic symptoms just like her. A real she devil

  • LAVON WALKER

    03/23/2021 10:08 PM

    1. VP Harris thinks "using 10-14 year old girls" in the SEX TRADE is a laughing matter 2. Biden/Harris increase the corporate tax by 7% - corporations increase prices by 10% and move their JOBS JOBS to foreign countries - so the "POOR" "Working Class" lose their JOBS and pay 10% more for everything they buy ! 3. "illegals" stay in GOVT paid HOTELS - eat expensive food - but MILITARY sleeps in "cold garage" and forced to eat "garbage and get "food poisoning". And half the population VOTED for this ?

  • Marion E Lovell

    03/23/2021 09:53 PM

    i look forward to reading your newsletter and thank you for bringing out the true facts of the matter!

  • charlotte K Shannon

    03/23/2021 09:42 PM

    Today i wrote this to Horrible Governor Abbott,

    My name is Charlotte Shannon. I live in Underwood Indiana.

    On my internet, I saw pictures and heard what's going on in Texas with all the illegal children.
    My name is Charlotte Shannon. I am a teacher and I have been a church planter in Taiwan.

    Last night I kept dreaming of the children. In my many dreams, I saw chaos with the children. I asked myself, "What can i do to help?"
    When I was thinking of "What can I do to help” my mind reflected back to when I received training to help set up refugee camps in places like Afghanistan.

    I had a couple of ideas if you are interested.

    I Understand that they do not speak English. Unless you have already done this...a thought in my mind was, (I or someone else) could help organize a group to help them learn English, if you choose. I was thinking that we could ask some stores to help donate slate wipe off boards for the student. (It would be like the old days of learning.) We divide up into smaller groups and set times for different classes to learn English. This would help keep them busy and if any one of them enter into our country, they would be able to communicate a little bit.

    If I can help you and anyway, please give me a call or send me an Email.
    Phone number: 812 697 8448
    Email Address: [email protected]

    If I cannot help, I can take two or three young children into my home. I am a widow and have two dogs. I teach music at a Christian school. I could put the children into a preschool which would be the beginning of learning English. I know that 2 or 3 is nothing compared to what you are dealing with. But maybe it could help two or three children in life.

  • ken moore

    03/23/2021 09:18 PM

    whom do I contact to bus 3 loads of illegal possibility infected immigrants to 3 different areas
    1 to Delaware where Biden's home is
    2 washing Ron dc
    3 to Nancy Pelosi gated community

  • Renee Kendrick

    03/23/2021 06:48 PM

    Sounds like Jen Psaki may be following your lead on those "C" words (i.e. title of your latest book).

    I say give the DIMS a grade of FF on the border crisis. FF being Federal Fiasco!!! Maybe some authentic Mexican food for the DIMS would help spice up their brains for a day or two.

    They need to take off the rose-colored glasses and see the real truth about the matter. Talk about abuse!