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February 3, 2022

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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Tonight's stories include:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - John 17:17
  • Trudeau Fail
  • Blame Climate Change
  • And much more.


Mike Huckabee

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Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

John 17:17

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2. Trudeau fail:

Here is how Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded on Twitter to the massive protest by truckers against the vaccine mandates and other regulations that are destroying their livelihoods - a protest enjoying broad public support:

“Today in the House, members of Parliament unanimously condemned the antisemitism, Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, homophobia and transphobia that we’ve seen on display in Ottawa over the past number of days. Together, let’s keep working to make Canada more inclusive.”

Wow, you can tell how desperate he is by the fact that he threw the entire kitchen sink of the left’s white supremacy pejoratives at his critics. Usually, they try to parcel out the groundless accusations, but Trudeau is so panicky that he hurled all his worn-out “isms” to see if any of them would stick.

FYI: they didn’t. In fact, take a look at photos of Canada’s truckers and protesters. You’ll note that they’re unlikely “white supremacists,” since most of them are Sikh immigrants from India.

Also from that article: “The increasing number of protesters prompted police to prepare for the possibility of violence. As of now, no injuries or deaths have been reported.” Yes, that’s what an actual “peaceful protest” looks like. You don’t have to overlook any widespread arson to qualify it as “mostly peaceful.”

The only way Trudeau is making Canada more inclusive is that he's bringing so many people together to support the truckers and reject his vacuous woke nonsense.

The good news is that while Trudeau obviously fails to get the message, others can sense which way the wind is blowing, and it’s blowing away from governments seizing more power and trampling on people’s rights with destructive “health emergency” measures that aren't even helping. The premier of Saskatchewan wrote a letter of support for the truckers and set a target date of this month to end vaccination requirements, saying they’re no longer reducing transmission of the Omicron variant. And Quebec’s premier, surprised by the huge public backlash, dropped his plans to tax the unvaccinated.

And it’s not just in Canada: freedom is breaking out all over as public backlash has grown against harsh COVID restrictions that have done little or nothing to reduce COVID deaths.

Watching Trudeau spew all those empty “isms” and seeing that they no longer intimidate people into silence is one of the best pieces of news that Western civilization has seen in years. If for nothing else, those Canadian truckers have earned a big salute from everyone who cares about freedom of thought and speech, limited government and the rights of the individual.

Finally, some perfect illustrations of what I hope is the last gasp of mindless, unscientific COVID compliance theater by our hypocritical elites, check out this photo courtesy of the Gun Free Zone blog.

It’s a group of professional cheerleaders posing with basketball legend Magic Johnson. The young gymnasts in peak physical condition (a group at lowest risk from COVID) are all wearing masks. The only one not wearing a mask is the rich and famous 62-year-old overweight retiree who's had HIV for 31 years.

Magic also wasn’t wearing a mask in these photos with COVID lockdown fanatics, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and California Gov. Gavin Newsom. But then, neither were any of them.

At least Garcetti had an excuse: he held his breath for two seconds. Take that, virus!

3. Must-Read Article:

Matt Taibbi, the red-pilled former Rolling Stone writer, has a must-read article on Substack about the way Facebook and the “fact-checking” site it often relies on, Lead Stories, use the phrase “missing context” to disparage and discourage the sharing of stories that are “true, but inconvenient.”

The story it centers on was an accurate account of a whistleblower’s accusations about a company that was involved in the trials of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. The author of that story, a meticulous former Congressional researcher, said Lead Stories and Facebook didn’t do a fact-check, they just didn’t like the story and were “checking narrative, not fact.”

What’s frightening about this is that it’s not only being used as an excuse to censor information under the guise of it being “misinformation,” but the current White House occupants not only approve but are encouraging more of it:

The Founders in their wisdom understood that the free exchange of ideas and information was the best way to ensure that good ideas prevail. Anyone espousing bad ideas could be exposed by people freely destroying their arguments. When governments (or in this case, politicized speech platforms doing the bidding of their CEOs or the White House) block that free speech, it doesn’t go away. It just goes underground, where there’s less chance of it being exposed.

“Misinformation” has become a pseudonym for “things we don’t like people talking about,” just as “dangerous misinformation” now means, “things people shouldn't be allowed to talk about." But that all depends on who’s defining “dangerous misinformation.”

Every day, I see the same media outlets who want Joe Rogan silenced giving air time to racial dividers, anti-police campaigners and America-hating socialists, all of whom are spewing what I consider extremely dangerous misinformation, and I can point to the tragic consequences of their policies to prove it. But providing a platform to those spewers of dangerous garbage is MSNBC’s business model.

If these alleged “fact-checkers” have a legitimate reason for disputing a story, then let’s hear it. But first, let’s hear the original story. And let’s all remember that we have a God-given right to free speech and freedom of the press, and the President has no right whatsoever to interfere in that. If Biden faces impeachment over facilitating the breaking of immigration laws thousands of times over, then please throw into the charges that he also unconstitutionally abused his power by leaning on private companies to censor Americans’ right to free speech.

4. “Worst President Ever”:

American history education is at such a low point that polls about the best or worst anything “ever” are meaningless. Very few people these days have the foggiest notion of what happened before they came on the scene. It’s why there are so many YouTube videos about the “Worst Movies Ever” that include nothing made before 1995 (they never heard of Ed Wood?) It’s also why polls on the “Worst President Ever” are fairly pointless. How many people these days can honestly say whether Trump or Biden was better or worse at the job than, say, James K. Polk?

But a new Rasmussen poll that shows Biden falling into “Worst President Ever” territory does contain some useful info worth discussing.

Respondents were about evenly split on whether Obama was among the best ever, the worst or about average. That seems reasonable and predictable. With Trump, 41% said best, 43% said worst, and only 12% said average, which suggests that his coverage was so partisan and feelings so inflamed that hardly anyone was on the fence. But it was still a pretty even split. However, with Biden, 25% said average, only a diehard partisan 15% said best, and a whopping 54% said “worst.” Even among Democrats, “worst” edged out “best” by 28-27%.

Assessing Biden’s place in history will fall to historians, if there are any unbiased historians left. But you know he’s doing a pretty lousy job when even his own partisan base is more likely to think he’s the worst President ever than the best.

Oh, and for the record, trust me: James K. Polk was a FAR better President than Biden. Polk oversaw bringing Texas and most of the states that are now the western half of the US into the union from Mexico. All Biden’s done is open up the borders of those states.

5. Interesting Article:

Interesting article about how COVID-19 was the only disease we’ve ever seen where federal health bureaucrats actively worked to silence, smear and discredit doctors who tried to come up with off-label uses of cheap, proven drugs to see if they might save patients who were otherwise going to die. Health officials blocked all attempts at potential outpatient treatments until they had clinical trials to prove their effectiveness, even though that takes years and people were dying by the hundreds of thousands right then.

President Biden accused Trump of being responsible for every COVID death on his watch as President – until Biden became President, presided over even more deaths, and admitted Presidents have no power to prevent a virus. I have been consistent in refusing to blame any President for the spread of COVID (well, other than the President of China.) But if those clinical trials do start arriving, and they prove that there were safe, inexpensive, readily-available treatments that might have saved lives, and the federal health bureaucrats refused even to let doctors try them as a last resort, then I think we have found some people who do deserve blame for a lot of COVID deaths.

6. Blame Climate Change: 

Here’s something new to blame inflation on other than Joe Biden and the Democrats’ policies: climate change!

The Atlantic magazine tries to explain that reasoning, which I’m not even going to bother to recap. Click the link if you want to read it, but here’s a sample quote to show what it's worth: “The surge in dollars can’t explain why gas prices are so high.” Actually, it can. That, plus the fact that immediately upon taking office, Biden launched a war on domestic fossil fuel production, destroying our energy independence and once again reducing us to having to beg OPEC to pump more oil.

But I will toss them one bone: the rampant inflation (which is actually much higher than what’s reflected by the finessed government CPI numbers) has its roots in policies that have been going on since long before Biden took office. This is the result of a long series of terrible decisions by Presidents, Congress and the Federal Reserve. For decades, we’ve been running up debt, printing money, letting the Fed buy up debt, bailing out banks that made bad decisions, running up trade deficits, losing our manufacturing base, paying people to be unproductive, and keeping interest rates ridiculously low to keep the bubble inflated. Now, all those bad decisions are coming to a head.

When President Reagan took office, he faced a similar situation. He and Fed Chair Paul Volker bit the bullet and raised interest rates. The prime rate reached 21.5% and the economy went into recession. The Democrats blamed Reagan to their political advantage. But Reagan knew it was necessary to end stagflation, and it worked: inflation fell from 14.8% to below 3%, setting the stage for the boom of the ‘80s. As Reason used to point out, “You’ll notice they don’t call it ‘Reaganomics’ anymore now that it’s working.”

But politicians like Reagan who are willing to put the good of the nation above their immediate political fortunes are few and far between these days. Now the Fed talks about raising interest rates by a fraction of a point, and the stock market drops by a thousand points. Raising interest rates would mean all of our taxes would go to paying the interest on the massive debt we’ve run up (which just topped $30 trillion this week, not that many media outlets remarked on it.)

We’re left with no easy solutions and precious few hard ones. The one thing you’d think Washington could do is recognize the huge hole we’re in and stop digging. Unfortunately, Biden and the Democrats in Congress want to deal with that hole by printing even more money, buying a steam shovel with it, and digging the hole even deeper (they’ll call it an “infrastructure” project.)

For that, they do deserve blame for the current rising inflation numbers. They lit the fire long ago, it’s smoldered for a long time as nobody did anything about it, and now they’re pouring $4-a-gallon gasoline on it.

7. QUOTE OF THE DAY, from Ben Shapiro:

We apologize for the less-than-genteel way Ben Shapiro puts this, but here's our Quote of the Day from Ben Shapiro:

“Zucker was nailing Gollust who used to work for Andrew Cuomo. Zucker was paying Chris who was working for Andrew. CNN spent all of 2020 painting Andrew as the greatest governor in the country while he shoveled covid+ elderly into nursing homes, then covered it up.”

“Andrew Cuomo is now officially the herpes of American politics.”

And CNN is the petri dish of the whole disgusting mess.

8. I Just Wanted To Say:

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  • Marty Jones

    02/05/2022 11:25 AM

    There is one reason why all the believers that we the people should be more inclusive and not discriminate is fake. A lot of the pushers of this narrative are white leaders who say whites should step down so a minority can rise, yet they refuse to step down to allow a minority to rise.

  • Floyd A Unger

    02/04/2022 04:30 PM

    Thank you

  • Judy Radley

    02/04/2022 12:19 PM

    The liberals' 'house of cards' in Big Tech, MSM, House of Reps., CNN, etc., are all starting to tumble down.... I think the main reason is that they are getting out of the public eye because of the Jeff Epstein scandal and names will be released by Ghiselle Maxwell, the 'madam' or should be better known as 'madwoman', who groomed vulnerable people for sexual deviance and assault, rape, and trafficking, and all these people who are suddenly resigning for reasons other than the truth, so they won't be publicly disgraced and sued by class action lawsuits by the families and victims of the human trafficking and sexual assaults and rapes by all those who enjoyed the illegal services provided by Jeff Epstein, Ghiselle Maxwell, and all the other disgusting perverts with money to use to exploit vulnerable people.

  • Tim Molloy

    02/04/2022 11:43 AM

    Regarding the BMJ fact-checking article: If Facebook is altering peoples statements of inconvenient facts, how can that not be called slander? How would most people even know if their statements are being altered in the first place? Who even checks to see if their messages have been altered before they are received by their intended recipients? What am I missing?

  • Anne Turner

    02/04/2022 10:55 AM

    I hold a degree in .bacteriology and Public Health. Admittedly that was many years ago but basic germ theory does not change. The practice of medicine is an art as well as scientific. It is important for doctors to know their patients to be able to help them most effectively. Treatments are individual, not group therapy. I am glad we have the means of testing and approving treatments. This protects us from snake oil salesmen. However, as long as a medication is approved for use in humans and will do no harm, a doctor should be able to use said medication when he/she believes, from even antidotal evidence, that the treatment might be effective. This is absolutely true when a patient is near death from a disease.

    Former Gov. , Cuomo was obviously in agreement with those who think that the elderly and frail have no further value to society. Think how much he has saved the country in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security payments.

    Leaders must learn to say “we don’t know, but we are working hard to find out” . Instead, and Trump was right in there, they seem to feel that they must show that they have the answers right off, and to be honest that is the expectation of many. The constituents are going to have to be able to cope with the idea that there are certain situations to which the government has no readily available answer.

    At this point, it would appear that Biden is the worst President in our history. Except in perhaps the last few months of Reagan, we have never had a President with dementia, and who was elected when it was obvious he had reduced mental acuity. How is it possible for him to deal with the delicate negotiations about The Ukraine, the South China Sea and Taiwan to name a few of our impending crisis.

  • Jerry

    02/04/2022 10:39 AM

    Biden Worse President ever I agree at this time without a doubt however that does not matter it is just a title. His policies are what matter and they are not of the this country's core values. Biden can claim other worse claims one a White Male as he is more than an embarrassment but a disgrace. Biden has said Hunter is the smartest man he knows is that because of bidens mentorship has rated Hunter at 100% of Joe and Jill's teachings I rate Joe the worse mentor of the values he taught Hunter and other family members. America is feeling Joes mentoring today and the country is going to be rehabilitated when the bidens are finished mentoring.


    02/04/2022 10:34 AM

    Trudeau looks like a slezz ball!

  • Jerry

    02/04/2022 09:46 AM

    The landscape of elections will have problems that will not change, the reason is our Urban centers are filled with voters that do not not read at a level that will produce an American value Mayor AG Congress Member or Senate Member although the Governor is a State Position urban voters have a large portion of that election. Al Sharpen Lebron James Lori Lightfoot Gaston do not have to be overly bright to convince people with low reading levels to vote for them the Teachers Union has been a large part of the Democratic base success that brings misery to our urban centers. Promises of free services free Goods the promise of Government to take care of these voters needs is very hard to pass up to a person unable to read at an adult level about the success of people that can read to learn about the economics of living an American lifestyle. Most Urban voters will spent its capitol on an expensive vehicle while the rest of the bills may be paid for with government help that in itself leaves one with only the Governments way of life. Some of the children rely on going to school just to eat that is just the beginning and sadly enough a trend that will continue just check the last 30 years. The magic wand Obama spoke of years ago is locked up in his mansion guarded by secret service. Trump got the wand for 4 years and waved it about and success was on its way for the Urbanite, Obama got the wand back and is locked up and the results are in Misery!

  • Linda B Simmons

    02/04/2022 09:30 AM

    Thanks for the truth Mike!
    Hope is overflowing in Canada! It's the greatest news in two years...and no one knows it's happening. Because of overwhelming and disgusting MSM censorship even savvy viewers/readers have not heard of the Canada Convoy. THAT is a huge part of the story Mike! That, and the proposed "US Freedom Convoy to DC."
    Keep up your good work!
    Linda S.

  • Jerry

    02/04/2022 08:25 AM

    NYC new mayor should have on day one take the catch phrase catch the criminals hold the criminals raise the bail to coincide with inflation 7 percent until trial take every criminal threat off the grid the streets will become safer with every criminal gone hour after hour taking criminals away from society is the only way to bring back civility back to your city NYC is uncivilized and looking at this new mayor it will remain so