Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Tonight's stories include:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 112:7
- Prayers for NYC
- Biden built this
- Senate 2022 Election Update
- A Harsh Double-Whammy Lesson in NYC
- Big Tech bias
- What could possibly go wrong
1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
2. Prayers for NYC:
I hope you will join me in praying for the victims and the families of victims of a deadly fire that consumed an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday. It’s believed that a malfunctioning space heater started it. It’s New York City’s deadliest fire in 30 years. Nineteen people, including nine children, have died, and that tragic toll may rise, since more than 50 were injured with 13 listed in critical condition.
There are more details at this link, but I warn you, they are terrible and heartbreaking.
Again, please pray for the victims, and let’s also all give thanks to the brave firefighters who risked their own lives to save others.
3. Biden built this:
Here’s something to put one of those Joe Biden “I did that!” stickers on: Racism is now back as an official policy of the US government.
It’s odd how liberals spent years telling us that race is meaningless; why, it wasn’t even a genetic trait. And how, it’s the determining factor in who’s more likely to die of COVID; and therefore, who deserves to get a treatment that any competent Administration that put health and science above politics would have already made sure was available to everyone who needs it.
4. Senate 2022 Election Update:
The Senate reelection field seems to be set for 2022 with announcements from the last Republican hold-outs, Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, that they will run for reelection.
Five Republicans are retiring but they’re all from solid red states. Thune is as well. Democrats think they might be able to win Wisconsin and are already attacking Johnson for breaking his promise not to run for a third term. But considering that any alternative would be a Democrat, that might not be a winning message this year.
Also, it’s hard to swallow that line of attack about someone wanting a third term when we currently have the oldest Senate in US history, and the oldest serving Senator, Democrat Diane Feinstein, is 88 and has been in office for 30 years. The only Democrat who’s announced his retirement is Pat Leahy, and he’s 81 and has been in office for 47 years. By their own standards, a two-term Senator has barely broken in his chair.
5. A Harsh Double-Whammy Lesson in NYC:
New York City voters just got a harsh double-whammy lesson in what “bait and swtich” means. Fed up with Bill DeBlasio’s socialist mismanagement that’s resulted in skyrocketing crime and fleeing residents, they voted in some new Democrats who claimed they would be different…and then the minute they were in office started giving the people DeBlasio 2.0.
First, new Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg announced that he was basically decriminalizing every crime short of murder…
And now, new Mayor Eric Adams announced that he will not oppose a controversial new plan to allow up to a million non-citizens to vote in local elections after just 30 days’ residency. Ironically, some critics are from the left and claim it will further dilute the voting power of black residents. While some smaller blue cities let non-citizens vote in municipal elections, San Francisco is the only major city that does, and that’s just for school board elections. New York’s move would be a major change in eroding election standards.
Supporters say this is legal because it only applies to local elections, but it’s already facing a lawsuit that claims it violates the New York state constitution.
Even Nancy Pelosi once said that in New York, even a glass of water could get elected if it had a (D) by its name on the ballot. Maybe it’s time for New Yorkers to stop voting for Democrat glasses of water and realize that what they’re really doing is drinking the Kool-Aid.
6. Big Tech bias:
Fox News reports that according to Federal Election Commission records, 94% of donations from top employees of Google (which owns YouTube) go to Democrats, as do 99% of donations from Twitter employees.
It’s no surprise that both platforms are routinely accused of silencing and censoring conservative voices. When called on it, they deny it, or claim that it was a “mistake,” as YouTube just did after reinstating a song critical of Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal. Gee, remember when songs criticizing the government were considered classics of the ‘60s?
YouTube claimed that the video's images might be “offensive to some audiences.” Mostly Biden campaign aides, I would imagine.
Still, even with the growing likelihood of a Republican takeover of Congress, many GOP voters are discouraged that Republican Congress members publicly complain about Big Tech leftist censorship but will not change any laws to stop it or make them legally accountable. But there might be another way to force Silicon Valley to end its biased business practices.
That is a post by Charles Glasser at Instapundit, explaining how people who have been harmed by Big Tech censorship might be able to get around their Section 230 immunity and sue (BTW, they should have lost that immunity long ago for their blatant violation of the requirement not to act as editors of content.) It’s a complicated legal argument, but well worth reading. In a nutshell: If the Administration has been colluding with these companies to silence users they disagree with – which it seems obvious that they are – then there’s precedent to show that they are acting as de facto government agents rather than private businesses, which means they are required to obey the First Amendment.
And if they can be held legally accountable for every time they’ve violated a user’s right to free speech, the floodgates of lawsuits will be thrown wide open. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of defendants.
7. What could possibly go wrong:
I don’t know if this is connected to Andrew Cuomo facing no accountability for all the COVID deaths in New York nursing homes after he forced them to take in COVID patients, but it looks as if Democrat officials are back to forcing nursing homes to take in COVID patients. What could possibly go wrong?
Mexico has charged seven people, including its own top government officials, stemming from the botched Obama-era BATF gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
Meanwhile, in the US, former Attorney General Eric Holder, who was at the center of that program and found in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify, not only never paid any price for it, he went on to criticize his successor’s ethics. So I think we can now safely say that under the Democrats, our corrupt officials face less accountability than Mexico’s.
9. I Just Wanted To Say:
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