Evening Edition - November 1

November 1, 2018

"The Reliant"

First the mainstream media tried to silence conservative voices.  Then the Internet social media sites got into the act.  And now, the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings board seems to have decided to leap onto the bandwagon by slapping a pro-family Christian film with an “R” rating for no good reason. 

The MPAA put the “R” rating on “The Reliant,” an upcoming faith-based action film starring Kevin Sorbo.  The producers were stunned, since, as one homeschooling mom who attended a screening with her kids said, she found it “perfectly appropriate for family viewing. It deals with social issues in a meaningful way that is generally acceptable to children and adults alike. Unlike other movies, there is no nudity, sex, horror, profanity, innuendo, intoxication, blasphemy or racism in ‘The Reliant.’ There is more to dislike in the animated children’s movie ‘Captain Underpants’ than in ‘The Reliant.'”


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So why did the MPAA get their underpants in a knot over this movie?  They’re not exactly clear about why they thought it should receive a rating that would kill it at the box office.  But the producers believe their beef is because it depicts the responsible use of a firearm by a 12-year-old boy to save his family in a post-Apocalyptic world, which makes it too pro-Second Amendment to be seen by anyone under 17. 

 

Judging by that criteria, the Disney classic “Old Yeller” would be rated R.  And that kid shot a dog! 

 

The filmmakers are crowdfunding to raise money to release the movie and to appeal the MPAA’s ruling.  They’re offering various premiums for donations.  The story is at this link:

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/producer-christian-film-got-rated-r-no-nudity-sex-bad-language-gore-drugs/

 

And you can learn more about “The Reliant,” see a trailer and help them fight the MPAA at www.thereliantmovie.com.

 

 

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers

Here is a story that should shame those on the left who constandly spit vitriol while accusing President Trump of being the fount of all “hate” -- that is, if they are capable of shame.  It’s about Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, the leader of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh where an anti-Semitic monster murdered 11 people during a Shabbat service last weekend. 

 

President Trump, his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner visited the synagogue Tuesday to pay their respects to the victims, and the Rabbi welcomed them and led them to a nearby memorial.  He did not listen to the partisan hyenas who are trying to blame Trump for the killing (the killer hated Trump, by the way, for being too pro-Israel) and demanding that city leaders spurn him.

 

For refusing to allow naked partisan bile to overrule basic human decency in a time of tragedy and mourning, the Rabbi has since been receiving politically-motivated hate mail. 

 

It’s sick enough when you get up every day screaming at the clouds because your side didn’t win an election.  But to carry that blind partisan rage so far that you actually write vicious hate mail to a rabbi whose synagogue has just been the site of a tragic mass shooting? No matter what you think of yourself, you are not a morally superior being.  In fact, you desperately need to look into a mirror and take stock of what you’ve become.  I don’t know whether that will require an honest reassessment, consulting your own clergyman, seeing a psychiatrist or calling an exorcist.  But do whatever it takes before your extreme negativity forms a black hole.   

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/rabbi-receives-hate-mail-welcoming-trump-synagogue-memorial/

 

And if you try to justify such reprehensible behavior by claiming that Trump refuses to strongly denounce rightwing haters, as many on the left are now claiming, here is what he said about this shooting four days ago:

 

“This evil, anti-Semitic attack is an assault on all of us. It is an assault on humanity. It must be confronted and condemned everywhere it rears its ugly head. We must stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters to defeat anti-Semitism and vanquish the forces of hate. Those seeking their destruction, we will seek their destruction.”

 

Is that not a strong enough statement against anti-Semitic butchers for his critics?  It's understandable if you haven't heard it, since few media outlets reported it, at least not in full.  As David Bernstein at Instapundit notes, it’s certainly stronger than when Obama reacted to the killing of four people in a Kosher deli in Paris with this: “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” 

 

Obama couldn't even bring himself to use the words to describe accurately what these murderers were.  He didn't call for their destruction but for "deep concern."  And they weren’t “random folks.”  They were Jewish patrons of a Kosher deli. 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/10/white-house-obama-paris-kosher-deli-shootings-random

 

Still, even Obama’s mealy-mouthed statement was a far stronger stand against anti-Semitic thugs than sending hate mail to a rabbi because he didn’t kowtow to your political biases. 


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Christian prolife website blacklisted

If you needed yet another reason to get off the couch and vote Republican, consider this: if Democrats control Congress, there will be no recourse to tech giants using their power to silence any voices they don’t like, and they are getting bolder and more blatant about it every day.

 

Latest example: the Christian pro-life news outlet LifeSite was given just 12 hours’ notice by its web-hosting company that their service was being suspended and they would have to move to another host, an almost impossible task in such a short time frame.  LifeSite claims the reason was a months-long campaign of complaints by Adam Flanders, who claims the site was implicated in a hate crime against a gay man.  LifeSite replied, “Flanders is a convicted sex abuser and homosexual activist who is angered over our reports exposing him and his past.”

 

Allowing host companies to throw legitimate news sites off the Internet because someone doesn’t like what they’re reporting would be like letting the electric company shut off power to a TV station that reported on a scandal at the electric company.  If tech companies continue abusing their power in this way, the only recourse might be to pass new laws limiting their powers or even declaring some of them public utilities - something I’d normally oppose, but through their aggressively partisan behavior, they aren’t leaving too many other options. 

 

But now, imagine trying to pass laws requiring fairness for conservative sites with Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.  With that image in your head, go and vote now, if you haven’t already, before someone in Silicon Valley decides that Republicans shouldn’t be allowed to access Google Maps to find their polling places. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/christian-pro-life-website-blacklisted-web-host/

 

Today’s Must-See Video  

I can’t believe that every two years, I have to remind people (not you, but people in the media) that polls are getting less reliable every year, and the only one that counts is the one that’s taken on Election Day.  The election is still a week away, and we’re already hearing that there’s an 86.7% chance (or whatever the latest number is) that the Democrats will take over the House.  I’d remind you that these same media outlets were telling us that there was a 92% chance that Hillary would win on the morning of the last national Election Day.  I remember watching the odds-meter on the New York Times website all through the day and evening as the needle on it slowly moved from Hillary 90% to Trump 100%. 

 

And yet, every election, the talking heads, needing something to talk about and being obsessed with odds and horse races, yammer on about polls and predictions as if they weren’t the original “fake news.”  Nobody ever remembers how wrong they were last time as they get caught up in what they say this time. 

 

But the combination of certainty and cluelessness is not just limited to polls. At the link is an expertly edited video showing media “experts” from August 2017 to now, parroting the same buzzwords over and over, declaring that Trump is at a “tipping point,” it’s a “bombshell,” he’s “in big trouble,” the “walls are closing in,” it’s the “beginning of the end,” and resignation/impeachment/arrest/mental breakdown are surely just moments away.  Meanwhile, Trump is still President, he’s enacted most of the policies he ran on, they’re working pretty darn well, and his approval rating is up. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/flashback-footage-medias-trump-predictions-comes-back-humiliating-fashion/

 

So when you hear these self-styled geniuses asserting with similar confidence that the Democrats are going to win the House and possibly the Senate, remember: they haven’t been right about anything so far. 

 

You absolutely have the power to insure that the revitalized economy and America-first foreign policy continue, and as a fun bonus, make these arrogant political operatives masquerading as journalists suffer another two years of looking like over-caffeinated loons. 

 

All you have to do is get out of the house and vote Republican in the only poll that counts.

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  • Patricia Kirchner

    11/09/2018 09:14 AM

    I read this.

  • Carolyn

    11/02/2018 11:44 PM

    Don't know if anyone has come up with this but my husband came home the last night and he said he knows how to stop the migrant caravan starting with Obama and Hillary they each get sent 100 of the migrants and they house, feed, provide for them. I said don't forget Soros, Pelosi, and Waters. Then we decided the Pope lives in that big place the Vatican so he can get some to . Also the UN countries can get hundreds of them and Any supporters can get 3 each. They provide for them and are in charge of them if they lose them the supporter goes to jail. That should about hush the critics.

  • Keith Ochs

    11/02/2018 11:26 PM

    I wish you would write: "Never believe a poll unless the people who report the poll also include the "EXACT NARATIVE AND IN THE SAME ORDER IT WAS PRESENTED TO THE POLLED PERSON," Heck given some time I could probably organize and lead certain questions in a poll to come up with the exact conclusion I wanted to get by design. No one should be so stupid as to blindly believe everything said or written when it comes to politicks.
    Thanks for all you do for America.

  • Joan Chambers

    11/02/2018 03:33 PM

    Where can you see the Christian movies?

    I met Lou Barletta who is running for US Senate for Pennsylvania - he is honest, sincere, truthful, genuine and real,
    which is an amazing characteristic for a politician.

    Remember to vote for whom is the best candidate for this country not for a smooth talker
    who does nothing but makes false promises and accusations.

  • John Duroe

    11/02/2018 03:06 PM

    Thank you for all your insightful thoughts on the current situation. Not a robot.

  • SUSAN SARSFIELD

    11/02/2018 02:29 PM

    Governor, I hardly recognize the America I knew. It is sickening to watch this extreme violence and hatred for others. I hope you can explain why a liberal idiot can have a statue that has been in place for over 50 years removed because it offends them and I love it but have no right to keep it. Why can the Soros army attack people for wearing a Trump hat or destroy your vehicle completely because it has a Trump sticker on it? I guess if we had a Justice Department they could do something about it.
    If only you were the Attorney General:)
    I love your commentaries.

  • Ron Martin

    11/02/2018 09:29 AM

    In his recent speech at Texas A&M, Dinesh D'Souza expressed his view that the Left is no longer being guided by traditional religious views, but rather by their own moral choices. He also points out that of all potential Republican leaders, only Trump could have withstood the continual barrages that have been trying to silence our traditional patriotic and moral values: https://youtu.be/Mh36aKNVEJA

  • Ben Jones

    11/02/2018 08:42 AM

    Mike,

    The video was a "bombshell!" I loved it. Keep it up.

    Ben

  • Cheryl Lindsey

    11/02/2018 08:36 AM

    We never answer the phones from an unknown caller during the campaign season. My husband made that mistake during the second Obama campaign and when the Democrat caller didn’t like his response she was extremely rude, and no, he was not rude to her. Bullying tactics don’t win votes and The DEMAFIA needs to learn this.

  • Roy schubert

    11/02/2018 02:12 AM

    Mike-Biblically we are told to care for orphans and widows(that may have been limited to believers) so why not allow the orphans and widows to come in at the legal entry points and send the men packing? Looks like maybe less than 1000. DNA matching for mom with children. And proclaimed dad if he shows

  • Firewagon

    11/02/2018 01:37 AM

    In my dreams of Nirvana: 60 majority in the R Senate, retain the house by hook or crook!

  • Amelia Little

    11/02/2018 01:03 AM

    Too bad some of the saner heads in the democrat party don't get up and tell the far left--whether it be good ol' maxine or pelosi or spartacus or "regular" people being paid by the extremist financial backers, or the financial bankers themselves--to get a grip. Step back and see how bad you look. Foolish. Dumb, Stupid. Most of all hypocritical. And, they make the democrat party look bad. Really bad.

    As for the smug, smarter-than-thou analysts (not very good ones, I think) looking down the "educated" noses at us mere mortals--they reason they get it wrong (and wronger each time) is because, like the msm and the likes of pelosi and good ol' maxine, and especially hilary is because they are living in their own bubbles and do not have A CLUE about the citizens of the US, of what WE want, need, expect. Of course, they should have gotten a small clue when We The People elected Donald Trump as our President. But, no, they just keep on, trying to tell us what we should be thinking, and who THEY hope is elected to whatever office. You'd think that, after being wrong so many times, they would slink back into the woodwork, find another career. You'd also think that, by this time, people would quit paying to hear their opinions.

  • Carolyn Rice

    11/02/2018 12:38 AM

    Thanks for always bringing light to the dark sided media biased “news”. I voted today!

  • Donna pope

    11/02/2018 12:24 AM

    Mike. I watched the trailer and am NOT impressed! Children that watch the evening news see men with guns, mobs, etc. I would not take my grandchildren or great grandchildren to see this violence. Yes It should be rated a “BIG R”.
    I am a Christian and a Republican.

  • Rrne Faryniax

    11/02/2018 12:21 AM

    Love reading your Evening Edition-thank you !!
    I pray for your daughter- I pray she continues to stay strong and continues to speak the truth about our President !
    God Bless you and your family-

  • Antone Grieco

    11/01/2018 10:55 PM

    Let us base the governance of the United States on the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.

  • Dr. Glenn W. Briggs

    11/01/2018 10:44 PM

    Mike, you have no idea what a pleasure it is to daily read your commentary, which is clearly a rare voice of clarity, faith and reason in a time of socio-political insanity. What we are seeing daily on the so-called “mainstream media” is precisely the opposite, and the manifestation of an array of forces that are jointly dedicated to destruction of our republic. Your commentary on the veracity of the “polls” is accurate, and we pray that we see an even stronger reality next week than we saw in 2016. Personally, there are several things about President Trump that I do not care for, but when I think of what might have been last November, I thank God Almighty that he prevailed.

  • Debbie Graham

    11/01/2018 10:38 PM

    LOL....about your comment about some people needing an exorcism....THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED!!! And that is pretty frightening.
    Christians know that people can get demons that make them do things they would not ordinarily do and then they say, they don't know what happened, that they just blacked out.....Scary stuff.....

  • Eddie C Jones

    11/01/2018 10:19 PM

    I read these.

  • Debra Ledet

    11/01/2018 10:04 PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! First newsletter I’ve seen from you, Mr. Huckabee. The world has gone insane! May God hear our prayers!

  • Anita Mae Barker

    11/01/2018 09:56 PM

    I have learned not to believe polls. But, every person with a lick of sense or a sense of past history had better vote Republican!!!!

  • Sharlotte Ortigo Qualls

    11/01/2018 09:51 PM

    Just want to say, "thank you"!

  • Carl Smith

    11/01/2018 09:47 PM

    Excellent as usual. I watched a segment this AM on Fox Business ( I make sure my TV in the house is not on F & F because I cannot Mute or Change Channels when Shep or Juan make facetime appearances) and the commentator was giving the usual 'What IF' about the upcoming election and he mentioned MS could be the DECIDING vote in the House and even though I have already voted absentee I became excited enough to take a shot of Nitro. Bennie Thompson as Chairman of Homeland Security? THIS JUST CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!!

  • Sid Levin

    11/01/2018 09:43 PM

    Mike, thank YOU for YOUR support of Israel and The Jewish People!
    YOU are a Man of integrity.
    May HaShem bless YOU and YOUR family !

  • Jerry Korba

    11/01/2018 09:36 PM

    Mike What is happening in Florida and Georgia these states are doing real good with the exception of the storms tremendous amount of rebuilding perhaps making properties upgraded all will take time why would they cancel the tax formula they have now with the elections of know nothing people. These 2 candidates could not run an ant farm what is oprah doing in Georgia I listened for about 3 minutes I had to leave and blow the leaves off the patio being on this planet for about 70 years I heard it all before will she get a new opinion writer I am not a scholar that speech probably been around since the 70's same old same old stuff I thought she may have been a bit brighter. The people who may follow her rants could be led by a cow bell. As for Florida have they given every felon a ballot whom on the lawful side of the law vote for that guy just watch Barber Shop de ja vu WAKE UP you 2 states things are good check the GOP Box or with in 6 months You will be the West Coast living on a nice sidewalk with plenty of fine scents of Human Waste while U sleep sweet dreams. Be Careful