December 30, 2020
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December 30, 2020      

Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bomber's motive unclear, but narrative under construction
  • Most-Admired
  • Cousin Eddie
  • The Best Way To Relive 2020
  • Theoretically possible

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Bomber's motive unclear, but narrative under construction

By Mike Huckabee

It looks as though the best way to find out how the Nashville bomber investigation is progressing is to “go local.”

According to the TENNESSEAN, there WERE red flags concerning the late Anthony Quinn Warner, the mystery man who apparently blew himself up in downtown Nashville near the AT&T building. His girlfriend said that officers went to his house 16 months before he blew up his RV, after she’d called them to her house and reported that he’d been building bombs inside that vehicle.

As we reported, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had said Warner was “not on our radar.” But as it turns out, there’s a Metro Nashville Police Department report on him from August 21, 2019, revealing that both local and federal authorities were aware of him as a potential threat. Nashville police had forwarded their report to the FBI, along with Warner’s identifying information so they could check their databases, as is routine. The FBI did the check and later that day called back to say they’d found no records on Warner. The ATF reportedly checked as well, and they didn’t find any information, either. But still, there was THIS report; why wouldn’t Warner have been on somebody’s “radar”?

According to the report, his girlfriend’s attorney also told officers that Warner “frequently talks about the military and bomb making.” The attorney, Raymond Throckmorton III, now says he urged police at the time to look into the woman’s claim and told them he feared for her safety

In the police report –- which, repeat, was forwarded to the FBI –- it says Throckmorton had told officers that Warner “KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING AND IS CAPABLE OF MAKING A BOMB.”

They’d gone to Warner’s house, the report said, but no one answered repeated knocks. The RV was parked behind a fence; it had “several security cameras and wires attached to an alarm sign on the front door,” and, yes, that does sound like something an eccentric and, perhaps, paranoid person would rig up. (On the other hand, Warner reportedly used to own a security alarm company.) But since there was no evidence of a crime being committed, the cops had no authority to enter Warner’s home or cross the fence. All they could do was notify supervisors and detectives of this incident.

There’s some lack of clarity in the TENNESSEAN story about Throckmorton’s relationship with Warner and what he might have told the cops about him back then. But today, he says he believes law enforcement dropped the ball. Apparently, though, Warner had no brushes with the law after the one in 2019, and he’d had only one previously, an arrest for marijuana possession in 1978.

NEWS 4 in Nashville reported the story of how the FBI came to interview realtor Steve Fridrich, who had employed Warner as a contract IT person. When Fridrich read Warner’s name in the news, he contacted the FBI himself. He said Warner had told him on December 5 that he was going to retire.

Fridrich told NEWS 4 that the FBI had specifically asked him whether Warner had expressed paranoia about “5G” technology, and that he had told them no.

They also reported that “a source close to the investigation” (there’s that phrase again) said that “among several tips and angles,” agents are investigating whether Warner might have been acting on paranoia about “5G” being used to spy on Americans.

Where they got the idea that he was paranoid about "5G," specifically, we don’t know. But there were reports as early as the day after Christmas that the FBI was already focusing on the “5G” paranoia hypothesis. It’s in the subhead of this story from THE GUARDIAN.

The GUARDIAN story describes this as a conspiracy theory about deep-state government spying linked to “rightwing cult movement” QAnon. So get ready for the narrative that Warner was a crazed right-winger.

Fridrich described “Tony Warner” as a kind person. “Nice guy,” Fridrich told NEWS 4. “You know, he was a techie guy --- don’t mean anything negative about that. He would do his thing and leave. He didn’t bother anybody.”

Warner did reportedly tell a co-worker that he hated cops. “They’re all corrupt,” he said. Still, that was decades ago, in the late 1970s when he was about 20; maybe it had something to do with his 1978 arrest for pot.

In the weeks before the bombing, Warner took actions consistent with preparation for a suicide. He told his ex-girlfriend that he had cancer and gave her his car, and also gave away his $160,000 home to a woman in California “whose link to him remains unclear” according to DailyMail.com. Inside the car were a hat and gloves belonging to Warner; these were reportedly used to make the DNA identification.

FOX NEWS reported Tuesday night that investigators had worked through the bomb site so quickly that they’d already turned over half the area to city crews, who in addition to doing the clean-up are checking the structural integrity of about 40 buildings near the blast, which pretty much took out a city block. But even this latest report said the motive is still elusive, adding that the FBI is sending profilers to interview more people who were acquainted with the bomber.

"He didn’t leave behind a clear digital footprint or any other obvious clues,” said FOX NEWS. Recall that a neighbor said Warner, a few days before Christmas, had told him with a smile that he was going to be famous. If Warner wanted to be famous for anything other than being a psychopath, why aren’t there any “obvious clues” as to why he did it? Specifically, if he was so paranoid about “5G” technology, why didn’t he leave everybody an unmistakable warning about what it was doing to them?

Most-Admired

By Mike Huckabee

According to a new Gallup Poll, President Trump is the most admired man of 2020. He knocked Barack Obama into second place after a 12-year run (the two tied last year.)

Joe Biden came in a distant third with one-third of Trump’s support, but I’m sure if they keep polling overnight, he’ll pull ahead somehow.

Cousin Eddie

By Mike Huckabee

A Kentucky man went viral after he posted a video of himself on Facebook dressed as Cousin Eddie from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” melting the snow off his driveway with a flamethrower. He captioned the clip, “God Bless American Rednecks!”

Okay, soy latte-sipping, urban-dwelling, gender-fluid sociology majors, tell me again how you’re going to go into “flyover country” and arrest and beat up all the rednecks for voting for Trump. That would go about as well for you as it did for the snowflakes in this guy’s driveway.

The Best Way To Relive 2020

By Mike Huckabee

I doubt that anyone wants to look back on and relive 2020, a year in which the highlight was finding toilet paper at the supermarket. But if you have to do it, the best way is with humorist Dave Barry’s annual “Year In Review.”

Theoretically possible

By Mike Huckabee

From our “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” Desk, here’s a story about how it’s theoretically possible that Nancy Pelosi could be replaced as House Speaker by Republican Minority Leader Keven McCarthy.

Here are some of the dominoes that would have to align perfectly: three Democrats have already said they won’t back Pelosi, and several more say they might not. Because of the very narrow Democrat majority in the new House, if six or eight Democrats are out due to having COVID-19 or being quarantined and no Republicans are, there could be just enough Republican votes to elect McCarthy.

It’s a nice daydream, but don’t count on it. For one thing, I’ve heard the “I won’t vote for Pelosi” mantra before, but in the end, they always knuckle under. Nancy Pelosi plays hardball DC politics, and she won’t relinquish her iron grip on power until she’s good and ready. It’s not for nothing that I thought of her when I read that a Connecticut museum had named a cockroach after Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. These are some of the very few things that could survive even a nuclear blast.

Uncle Sugar

By Mike Huckabee

Millennials who voted for Joe Biden thinking he would issue an executive order to forgive their student loan debt might want to sit down for this story. In describing actions he plans to take by executive order, Biden admitted that some things would be unconstitutional. For instance:

“I’m going to get in trouble for saying this...for example, it’s arguable that the President may have the executive power to forgive up to $50,000 in student debt. Well, I think that’s pretty questionable. I’m unsure of that. I’d be unlikely to do that.”

So anyone who voted for Biden thinking it would result in Uncle Sugar paying off their college loan debt may be poised to learn a hard lesson: never vote for anyone who promises you free money taken from other people. It might be a crushing disappointment, but it’s still a far more valuable life lesson than anything they heard in their gender studies classes.

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  • Robin Rebhan

    12/31/2020 04:52 PM

    In regards to the Nashville bomber's motive's being unclear. Remember Unabomber Ted Kaczynski? Between 1978 and 1995, he killed three people and injured 23 others in a nationwide bombing campaign. He didn't leave much of a footprint either, other than a nonsensical manifesto sent anonymously from a remote log cabin in Montana ( which thank God, his brother saw in the NYT and was able to identify the author of the manifesto). We may never know for sure what the Nashville Bomber's motive or intentions were outside of a FBI and ATF Public News Conference with the usual palimpsest of impenetrable jargon.

  • William Fuhrer

    12/31/2020 07:57 AM

    President Donald Trump should have a news conference with Gordon Chang about how President Biden will immediately award the Chinese Communist Party (who gave the world COVID) by helping BIG BOX return manufacturing back to China

  • Jerry korba

    12/30/2020 06:18 PM

    Old worn out colonel Klink Joe Biden will be useless as he aways has been this worn out mutt will be living on instincts alone making horrible policies for American citizens as he has done for 50 years it is stunning how quickly a government can do a 190 in less than a year over 200 years and today we have 80 million Socialist voters after Trumps administration took this country to new financial heights and social fairness well before china invaded the country with a viral weapon people dismissed it and voted the Best Policy maker out of the Oval office the half wits impeached him china and our enemies feared him so much the Government fixed an election to get rid of him and country just looked on as the rights of the people are being stripped without much resistance so 80 million of you sell your weapons back to the Government stay away from church and for that matter stay in your basements like old Klinkie Joe Biden the rest of us are going to enjoy life much more without the Socialist.

  • Pat Langevin

    12/30/2020 05:30 PM

    I always enjoy you. Could I ask the name of thepeople that you send money to for the Jewish food boxws? It is Bless Our People something. I would appreciate the full name, address & e-mail. Thanks Pat Langevin

  • Linda Threlkeld

    12/30/2020 02:17 PM

    I wanted to read Dave Barry's end of year review but wouldn't let me on the site.

  • Bob Ernst

    12/30/2020 02:12 PM

    I can't figure out how a man who brought this country back to life, who had a 52% job-approval rating before the election, and who now is selected as the most admired man of 2020, could lose the election. Oh wait, I forgot...democrats don't know how to honestly count!

  • Floyd Unger

    12/30/2020 01:51 PM

    Thank you

  • Don Frix

    12/30/2020 11:53 AM

    Mike, you should change the word and meaning of your comments titled "The best way to relive 2020" . Change relive to releave. Then follow it about making a deposit in the lavatory

  • William Fuhrer

    12/30/2020 10:55 AM

    TRUST IS IMPORTANT for society to function. Where TRUTH is written the BIBLE or the writings of MARX or ALINSKY or STALIN. Who says do not lie? Having a SOCIALIST work at a polling place is like having a FOX GUARD A HEN HOUSE. TRUST but VERIFY should be the theme for further elections maybe we will not get politicians who do dot let police protect cities

  • Stephen Russell

    12/30/2020 10:29 AM

    1st for vaccine:
    Good to see leaders take vaccine
    Now with Cong staffers taking it & saw photos of FD EMTs taking same here in CA
    I feel good about it
    Now we can force Congress to work OT from now on.
    No more Go on Vacay for Congress & Senate
    Work OT
    & automate staffer positions to cut labor

  • Barbara Deas

    12/30/2020 10:15 AM

    Mike, regarding Nashville - AT&T got contract to do forensic audit on Dominion voting machines, those machines were being moved to Nashville week before Christmas. Former owner of AT&T bldg in Nashville, William Kennard, is board member for Cerberus Capital Mgmt. & AT&T. He was also Bill Clinton's FCC chair and Obama's Ambassador to EU. Dominion Voting is owned by Cerberus Capital Mgmt; Cerberu is run by Staple Street Execs. Joe Biden's brother in law, Steven Owenss is cofounder of Staple Street Execs along with Wm. Kennard. Super Computer in TN was connected to AT&T internet in Nashville. Blast compromised Cumberland river cooling system due to internet outage & Super Computer fried. So explosion just happened to be at AT&T location where they just so happen to control the cooling system for SuperComputer & houses Dominion voting machines and drives for forensic audit. Makes sense why no lives lost; and who can confirm suspect lost life in blast? Supposedly FBI collected tissue and had DNA results in 24 hours? Since when has that ever happened, except when they want to close a case cleanly, and say nothing here to see, folks. (Excerpted from posts on FB). I'm sure you've already seen this, but thought it was worth passing along.

  • Julia Woodyard

    12/30/2020 09:56 AM

    Thank you for your Christian beliefs that shine through, even when reporting the news. In this world, turned upside down, a comforting scripture is what we all need. Satan does want to destroy us, mentally, physically and spiritually and we need to turn to Christ to make it through these troubled times. God Bless and protect us through the coming year. Wish Donald Trump could be President 4 more years to put off what is coming through the Dems.

  • Michael L. Sanders, Sr.

    12/30/2020 09:49 AM

    With the corruption in the FBI it is a wonder that they can even conduct an investigation today, that is, honestly. The only way the corruption in Washington can be cleaned up is for the American people to finally rise up and march on DC and clean out both houses of government by arresting or even executing every member. I'm sure you are aware that this is the only country on earth in which the people possess the ability to rise up and overthrow a tyrannical government. I'm afraid that's the kind of government we may be looking at after January 16. (I think that's the date). Our founding fathers were truly inspired to give us the second amendment to the Constitution. If the Democrats make good on their threat to disarm the American people there will be bloodshed and it may just lead to the people rising up. I think the next four years are going to be interesting to watch......and also hard to endure.

  • Connie Petersen

    12/30/2020 09:27 AM

    Hello. Glad to be here.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/30/2020 09:17 AM

    Nashville bomber:
    False Flag
    planned for
    Who else aided
    Is 5G real reason?
    Why blow RV near AT&T if not for 5G?
    Media silence is deafening IE Theyre IN ON IT

  • Maralyn Grimoskas

    12/30/2020 09:17 AM

    Really enjoyed this edition, Mike, as you always are spot on about current news stories.