THE EVENING EDITION By Mike Huckabee
Good evening! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read.
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1. HOT MIC: I told you about the Los Alamitos, California, school board president who was caught on a live mic muttering an obscene insult about a parent who was speaking. Well, she seems to have more trouble with live mics than Leslie Nielsen in a “Naked Gun” movie because she’s done it again.
Here’s a tip for any school board officials who want to avoid making this mistake: always be aware of when your mic is on. Or better yet, show respect for the opinions of parents and their right to speak out about how their children are being “educated.”
2. META: Facebook has been getting so much bad publicity lately that it must be afraid to show its Face in public. So Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will rebrand itself as “Meta.” While the social media platform will still be called Facebook, Zuckerberg said the new name and logo will show the company’s “commitment to developing the new surround-yourself technology known as ‘the metaverse.’” In short, if you think you weren’t becoming isolated and insular enough by being addicted to social media, he’d now like you to crawl inside your computer and live there.
Personally, I prefer to live in this thing that’s even bigger than the metaverse. It’s called “the universe.” And it has something I prefer even to virtual reality. I call it “reality.”
Wendy’s had a great response to Zuckerberg’s pretentious announcement: the burger chain announced on its snarky Twitter feed that it would rebrand itself as “Meat.” They also had a perfect response to a liberal who (surprise, surprise) did not find that pro-meat joke funny:
3. IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE: As bad as the Biden $1.75 trillion spending bill is, it could have been worse, and many Democrats are furious at Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema for preventing that. Matt Vespa at Townhall.com explains why all their usual tactics of media and activist harassment and insults didn’t faze either of them.
4. WORST ATTORNEY GENERAL EVER: Merrick Garland continues to work overtime to cement the title of Worst Attorney General Ever, this time by blocking Republicans who are investigating the January 6th Capitol violence from seeing the same documents and records they’re providing to Nancy Pelosi’s all-Democrat star chamber.
This follows Pelosi’s unprecedented refusal to accept the nominations of members to the panel by the Republican Minority Leader. For people who claim they want to get to the bottom of “objective facts and causes” related to the January 6th incident, the Democrats sure are throwing up a lot of roadblocks to prevent that from happening. It’s almost as if they’d rather protect a narrative than allow everyone to see all the facts. I suspect they might be a bit unclear on what the words “objective,” “facts” and “investigation” mean.
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5. COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR WHY DEMOCRATS ARE CLINICALLY INSANE: Steven Kruiser at PJ Media has some compelling evidence for why today’s top Democratic politicians are clinically insane.
This includes a link and quotes from a Fox Business interview about the supply chain crisis with California Republican Rep. Mike Garcia, who describes his state under Gov. Gavin Newsom and other leftists as being, from an economic perspective, like “a wobbly top that is, like, two revolutions away from falling down.” He also has a great quote that nails the problem with electing lifelong politicians to run the country:
“Between Biden, Pelosi and Schumer, you’ve got three politicians who have earned 141 years of paychecks, all of which were as politicians – none of which were in the business world.”
I couldn’t agree more, although I might take exception to the word “earned.”
6. LINDA FROM PEORIA: Remember that cringe-worthy cartoon called the “Life of Julia” that the Obama Administration put out to promote how wonderful life is under socialism for a young woman who has the government taking care of her every need from cradle to grave? Well, if you thought “Leprechaun In The Hood” was a terrible sequel to an awful original that nobody asked for, then check out “Linda from Peoria,” the Biden White House’s attempt to reboot the “Life of Julia” idea to push Biden’s “Build Back Better” big government agenda.
Robert Spencer at PJ Media notes that Linda is a pregnant single mom with no father in sight, but that’s just fine, because in this world, the federal government is her husband and provider. Despite having to work hard for $40,000 a year, Linda has all her needs and those of her kids met, thanks to Uncle Sugar in DC.
It’s well worth reading, if only for Spencer’s own take on this theme: “Fred,” Linda’s ex, whom she dumped after her free college classes filled her head with propaganda about the white supremacist patriarchy. Now, he has to pay child support while battling rampant inflation, plus he lost his job after Biden made his employer force him to get vaccinated and he developed myocarditis.
7. FRIDAY FUNNY: The animal rights group PETA is calling on Major League Baseball to change the offensive term “bullpen” to something less triggering: “arm barn.” Apparently, “bullpen” is insulting and hurtful to any bulls who might be watching the World Series.
I suspect they’re no longer even trying to sound serious. This follows previous demands that we stop calling cowards “chickens,” slobs “pigs,” etc., because it’s insulting to animals. Would it hurt any birds’ feelings if I said they’re cuckoo?
If PETA is that sensitive about the linguistic abuse of bulls, they really should stop throwing the bull in their press releases.
8. ANOTHER REMINDER OF HOW OUT OF TOUCH HOLLYWOOD IS: We hardly need more reminders of just how out of touch with most Americans today’s Hollywood leftist bubble dwellers are, but this one is just too hilarious to let pass without comment: the Critics Choice Documentary Awards have showered three nominations on the fawning film “Fauci” and two on “Mayor Pete,” a profile of Pete Buttigieg, our absentee Secretary of Transportation.
To give you an idea of how much political bias is in play here, at Rottentomatoes.com, the average audience score for “Fauci” is 2% positive. “Mayor Pete” has no audience ratings because it hasn’t been released yet, but I have a feeling that even after it is released, it will still be almost impossible to find.
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