Good evening! My Evening Edition for today contains the following:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Not Surprising
- Questions Are Being Raised
- Colorblind Outrage
- Outrageous IRS Leak
- Biased Media Ignores Latest Hunter Biden Laptop Revelations
- Calling Out Leftist Racism Works
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9 KJV
By Mike Huckabee
In the least surprising news of the day, a study by Axios found that as much as half of the unemployment benefits that the government has been spewing like a firehose over the past year – about $400 billion worth – may have been taken fraudulently, with much of it ending up outside the US, in the clutches of criminal syndicates in China, Nigeria, Russia and other nations.
Whoever would have suspected that when the government prints huge amounts of money and throws bales of it out of windows, that a lot of it won’t end up in its intended destination?
Questions Are Being Raised
By Mike Huckabee
Republican Senators are finally starting to demand answers from the Justice Department as to why unarmed Trump-supporting protesters arrested over the January 6th Capitol violence are getting not just the book but the whole bookcase thrown at them. That includes reports of them being jailed in solitary confinement like Hannibal Lechter for up to 23 hours a day before being tried, which even Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the ACLU are condemning.
The Senators pointed out that this is in stark contrast to the treatment of far-left BLM and Antifa protesters, who were repeatedly arrested for rioting, looting and violent assaults on cops, citizens and government buildings, and then released the same day to go do it again.
Sen. Chuck Grassley said something that should be embroidered onto samplers and hung in every office of the Biden DOJ: “The law must be applied equally without regard to party, power or privilege. When the Department of Justice treats similar criminal acts differently, such conduct erodes faith in our governmental institutions and the law.”
I don’t know much more erosion our government institutions can take before the foundations crack.
By Mike Huckabee
A number of members of the US military are speaking up to blow the whistle on how the colorblind military meritocracy and training in traditional subjects such as military history is being replaced with divisive racial identity politics, woke propaganda and anti-Americanism. Read their comments at the link and prepare to be outraged. And I don’t mean Twitter-style fake “outrage,” I mean genuine, justified outrage.
And FYI: it’s not just white soldiers who are upset about this. This is colorblind outrage.
Outrageous IRS Leak
By Mike Huckabee
Before this week is over, I want to draw your attention to two major stories that, to their shame, the biased media have barely mentioned, if at all. The fact that you’ve heard something like them before, and the media have covered them up before, doesn't make the latest cover-ups any less appalling.
The first is the leak of private taxpayer data from the IRS by the left-leaning group ProPublica.
As Larry Kudlow points out at the link, it’s very convenient that this was leaked just as a leftwing, “tax the rich” campaign is gearing up. Yes, I get that we’re all curious to find out how much income tax these wealthy people paid (although it’s misleading, since many don’t live off of straight taxable income), and it’s fun to rant and rage if you think they aren’t paying enough.
But that’s not the real outrage here. What you should be furious about is that someone in the IRS, the government agency entrusted with the most personal information that the government forces citizens to share – their income, what they spend it on, medical expenses, etc. – leaked that private information for partisan purposes. Echoing the days when the IRS tampered with the 2012 elections by targeting and denying nonprofit status to Tea Party groups, this is an example of someone in one of the most powerful government agencies, with the power to intrude into every aspect of our lives, weaponizing that power for partisan purposes.
(And while we’re at it, hats off to Bryan Preston at PJ Media for asking: if these IRS records were hacked, then why haven’t social media platforms banned ProPublica? Twitter cut off the New York Post for reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop on grounds that they don’t allow hacked material to be distributed, but that laptop wasn’t even hacked; it was left at a repair shop until it became the owner’s property.)
There should be an immediate Congressional investigation to find out who committed this unconscionable leak so that they can be fired and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, to serve as an example to others. I know it’s easy to say, “Who cares about those rich guys?” Well, the Tea Party organizers weren’t rich. They were just average Americans trying to have a say in their government. If the IRS can abuse its power to harm billionaires and working class conservatives alike, then nobody is safe until they’re brought to heel.
Biased Media Ignores Latest Hunter Biden Laptop Revelations
By Mike Huckabee
The other major story that liberal media outlets covered this week like a blanket covers a stained sheet was the latest toxic leakage from Hunter Biden’s laptop. The New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN all dutifully ignored revelations by the Daily Mail of Hunter’s emails in which he repeatedly called his white lawyer by the “n-word.”
While that story is the juiciest (or would be, if the media covered racism on their own side), these stories are arguably more important:
The New York Post reported that even though Joe Biden claimed to know nothing about his son’s foreign business deals, the then-Vice President attended a dinner at Café Milano on April 16, 2015, where he met Ukrainian, Russian and Kazakhstani business associates of Hunter’s. The Washington Post tried to debunk that, but the writer of the New York Post piece hit back pretty hard.
Emails from Hunter Biden's laptop show he was instrumental in setting up a consulting deal between Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company that was paying him big bucks, and two Democratic consultants who are currently under investigation for violating foreign lobbying laws.
And just prior to the 2016 election, the former Ukrainian prosecutor told the Obama State Department that a lobbying firm linked to Hunter Biden and Burisma had pitched him that they could get him access to high levels of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, when it was assumed she’d be the next US President.
You can find more details on all these corruption stories at the links. And here, Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media asks us to imagine the nuclear-level media reaction if any of these stories had involved Donald Trump’s kids.
Calling Out Leftist Racism Works
By Mike Huckabee
iHeart Radio posted a job opening for a podcast editor/engineer that included the statement, "Diversity is incredibly important to our team and our company so we are looking at only diverse hires at this time." Since iHeart Radio also claims to be an “equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, etc. etc. etc.,” saying you won’t let white people apply for a job seems rather hypocritical, not to mention illegal under federal law.
After CNSNews.com contacted iHeart Radio for comment, they announced that they had “made an error in language,” and while minorities are strongly encouraged to apply, all are welcome. But having already signaled that they engage in racial preference hiring, how many white applicants who don’t get the job will assume it’s because of their skin color? This is how corporations that cave to leftist virtue-signaling destroy their reputations and alienate their customers.
They should have just stuck with the original statement about being an equal opportunity employer with colorblind hiring practices. There was nothing wrong with that, and the only people it would offend are racist anti-racists.