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April 26, 2022
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Good morning! Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Elon Musk buys Twitter
  • A Reader Poll - Monday's Worst Quote
  • Interesting interview with Pat Boone
  • And much more.

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall [a]direct your paths.

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2. Elon Musk buys Twitter

Monday, Elon Musk clinched his hard-fought and brilliantly strategized plan to buy Twitter. His first tweet was very encouraging, and let’s hope he keeps to this path:

"Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/breaking-musk-releases-first-statement-twitter-takeover-reveals-future-company/

And here’s more good news: we’ll soon be able to see just how much slanted censoring was really going on, and the outgoing leftist termites won’t be able to cover their tracks or plant digital landmines before they’re shown to the door.

https://www.westernjournal.com/wont-able-hide-twitter-source-code-locked-musk-takeover/

Surprisingly, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey seems to be a-okay with Musk buying Twitter. If this is a hint to his real feelings, maybe he secretly hated Twitter’s woke board and its Stalinist staff of leftist censors in footie pajamas just as much as everyone else did.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/former-twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-issues-surprising-statement-about-elon-musk-buying-company

Musk might want to unlock Twitter, but judging from the unhinged reactions of the leftists who had been using it as a bludgeon to pummel political opponents, they’ll need to be locked into rubber rooms for a while. Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted a great line in response to all their rage and caterwauling: “Elon Musk now literally owns the libs.”

Glenn Greenwald also had some sharp comments about all the whining from people who are suddenly alarmed that a “billionaire controls a social media platform,” unlike all the other media platforms owned by billionaires, some of which the whiners work for.

https://instapundit.com/517221/

I especially loved all the hysterical threats to pack up their snark and leave Twitter, as if it can’t survive without a handful of leftist loudmouths filling it with idiotic political ideas, threats, censorship, name-calling and childish tantrums. My response: Yes, please leave. Not that I believe they really will, but if they did, it would make it even more pleasant for all the mature adults who will be rejoining Twitter now.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/babylon-bee-others-return-twitter-after-musk-buys

(Incidentally, former President Trump said he will not be rejoining Twitter, but will stay on his own new platform, Truth Social.)

Here’s an example of some of the worst, most race-baiting hysteria, courtesy of MSNBC and Joy Reid, not surprisingly. Money quote: that Musk thinks free speech means white men can say “whatever the hell they want.” Actually, free speech means anyone can say whatever they want. (Warning, don’t read if you have high blood pressure):

https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-analyst-elon-musk-free-speech-white-men

Funny that most of these bawling babies went to college, but they’re just now learning their first lesson in capitalism: a public company can be purchased. Also, its board has a fiduciary duty to make decisions in the best interests of shareholders, not the radical political views of a tiny minority of users.

If they are serious about leaving, I’d offer them the same advice they sneeringly gave to conservatives who were banned from Twitter for wrongthink: “Start your own social media platform!” There already are a number of alternatives, including Parler, Gab and Trump’s new platform, Truth Social. Unfortunately, those also allow the thing leftists hate even more than correct pronoun usage: freedom of speech. Maybe they could go back to Facebook, until Musk buys that.

Or they could do as Donald Trump did and raise the money to start their own platform, just for people like them: whining, immature, self-centered brats who think they know everything and throw temper tantrums if anyone dares to question them. I even have a suggested name for their new social media home: “Romper Room.”


3. A Reader Poll - Monday's Worst Quote

On Monday, Elon Musk announced his deal intended to restore free speech to Twitter. Ironically, this was a day when it seemed even more people than usual said and tweeted incredibly false, twisted, insulting, disgraceful, confused and just downright stupid things. I mean, it was one jaw-dropping statement after another. (To be accurate, some were first said a few days back, but they got extra mileage on Monday.)

Yet, because we do believe in free speech, we want to make the point that none of these statements should be censored in any way. We WANT the people saying them to continue to express themselves freely, because what they say tells us what they really think and reminds us that we should keep them away from power at all costs.

At the same time, just because we don’t censor them doesn’t mean we won’t have a little fun with them. So we thought we’d list just these four and let you, the readers, tell us in the comments which one you think is the worst:

#1. (From JEN PSAKI, on whether the Biden administration feels any responsibility for a border guard’s drowning.) “Well, of course we are mourning the loss of his life and we are grateful for the work of every national guardsmen. I would note that the national guard work for the states, so he is an employee of the Texas National Guard and his efforts and his operation were directed by [them], not by the federal government in this effort.”

(NOTE: My writers, who live in Texas –- very near where this Guardsman was from, in fact –- might have to go with Psaki’s detestable, blame-shifting quote.)

#2. (From disgraced Lincoln Project co-founder RICK WILSON, on the election in France.) “Macron should understand that his enemies abroad — Putin, [Steve] Bannon, [Glenn] Greenwald et al — won’t rest and won’t stop coming. They need to mow them down before a cleaner, smarter version of Le Pen emerges. Complacency is death for democracies. In America, too many believe that being rid of Trump ended the threat to our republic.”

(NOTE: Yes, Wilson did actually say “mow them down.” And his follow-up Tweet was "Antifa isn't real.")

#3. (From left-wing activist SHAUN KING, on why Elon Musk is REALLY buying Twitter.) "At its root, @ElonMusk wanting to purchase Twitter is not about left vs right. It’s about white power. The man was raised in Apartheid by a white nationalist. He’s upset that Twitter won’t allow white nationalists to target/harass people. That’s his definition of free speech.”

(NOTE: There were numerous Twitter variations on the Elon Musk/apartheid theme from crazed liberals. We’re letting Shaun King’s stand in for them all.)

#4. (From PRESIDENT BIDEN, when asked about delaying the end of Title 42 at the border.) “No. What I’m considering is continuing to hear from my — my — First of all, there’s gonna be an appeal by the Justice Department. Because as a matter of principle, we want to be able to be in a position where if, in fact, it is strongly concluded by the scientists that we need Title 42 that we’d be able to do that. But there has been no decision on extending Title 42.”

NOTE: President Biden gets a bonus quote, from when he was asked about Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law: “There’s nothing conservative about deciding you’re going to throw Disney out of its present posture because Mickey Mouse? In fact, do you think we should be not be able to say, you know, ‘gay’? I mean, what’s going on here?”

So, readers, who wins WORST QUOTE OF THE DAY?

1. Jen Psaki

2. Rick Wilson

3. Shaun King

4. President Biden

LEAVE YOUR ANSWER ON MY WEBSITE HERE, THANKS!


4. Biden adviser Cedric Richmond to leave White House for the DNC

Senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond is leaving the White House for a job at the DNC, one day after it was reported that after the 2020 election, he blasted AOC and her fellow “Squad” members as “(bleeping) idiots” and was one of Administrations’ leading critics of the far-left progressive wing. Too bad he’s leaving; sounds as if he’s one of the few people there with a brain.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cedric-richmond-white-house-biden-dnc

Speaking of AOC, she’s the genius who thought Democrats should severely punish Sen. Joe Manchin for blocking Biden’s big spending agenda. Which would just encourage him to switch parties and take away the Democrat’s majority (see Cedric Richmond’s assessment of her above.) Well, it appears that Manchin doesn’t have to be too concerned with whether AOC approves of him. According to a new Morning Consult poll, guess who’s seen the largest gain in his approval rating of any Senator?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/04/26/one-democrats-approval-rating-has-skyrocketed-since-biden-took-office-n2606358?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky3


5. Russia-Ukraine War Update 

Here is today’s link to Fox News’ feed of Russia-Ukraine news:

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-putin-zelenskyy-live

The latest: In a major policy shift, Germany has approved the shipment of anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine. The Pentagon doubled down on this weekend’s statement that it wants to see Russia come out of this as a weakened nation that’s unable to carry out another illegal invasion. Russia may postpone or cancel upcoming local governors’ elections out of fear that low turnout will telegraph the public turning on Putin, despite heavy propaganda efforts.


6. Interesting interview with Pat Boone

Interesting interview with my friend Pat Boone about how Hollywood has removed moral values from movies and is destroying America’s image.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/pat-boone-moral-values-hollywood-movies-the-mulligan

He also talks about his new faith-based movie “The Mulligan.” I had his co-star Eric Close on my show recently to discuss that and show a clip:

https://youtu.be/58zDtkkmYkI

By the way, Pat mentions that one of his golf pals is rock star Alice Cooper, which I guess means there’s only one degree of separation between Alice Cooper and Mike Huckabee. But that’s actually not as weird as you might think…

https://www.theblaze.com/news/alice-cooper-christian-bible


7. The real reason leftists are melting down about Twitter

For all the transparently phony hyperventilating about the dangers of free speech to “our democracy,” here’s the real reason why leftists are melting down over losing control of Twitter: A study by the Media Research Center found that over a two-year period, from the 2020 campaign through the 14th month of the Biden presidency, Big Tech censored Biden’s critics 646 times.

https://www.westernjournal.com/media-watchdog-big-tech-stepped-censor-news-biden-646-times-just-2-years/

That includes 140 instances of censorship over Hunter Biden’s laptop alone (stories that were true, by the way), with Twitter being the worst offender. It offered an array of excuses for censoring Biden’s critics, many divorced from reality, like claiming the posts contained “malicious links that could steal personal information or harm electronic devices,” “spammy links,” or “violent or misleading content that could lead to real-world harm.”

Ironically, in censoring the true Hunter Biden laptop story as “disinformation,” it was Twitter that engaged in misleading content that’s led to a lot of real-world harm.


8. Fake News Alert

A number of agitated leftists on Twitter are posting some legal boilerplate threatening lawsuits over use of the content they’ve posted. If they’d researched this, they would’ve realized it’s a hoax that first went around on Facebook several years ago. Here are more details on the so-called “Rome Statute” and why it’s nonsense.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2019/08/19/facebook-scam/?sh=2c341565a4cf


9. Headline of the Day! From The Blaze

“CBS Reporter Who Had Been Accused of Pro-Abortion Bias Announces New Job at Planned Parenthood.”

https://www.theblaze.com/news/cbs-reporter-who-had-been-accused-of-pro-abortion-bias-announces-new-job-at-planned-parenthood

Well, that oughta show her accusers!


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  • Jerry

    04/26/2022 09:34 PM

    What happens to the funds from taxpayers that are targeted for police departments when 20 percent of police quitting and the department can not get people to hire as police so when the police vacate a position and the position remains infilled what happens to the funds? Does the taxpayer pay for a service not provided or does the government of the city confiscate the funds and steal it?

  • James Drury Jr.

    04/26/2022 07:31 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff! On Elon Musk, what his stance on a chip for everyone?

  • stephen russell

    04/26/2022 04:30 PM

    1st Twitter, Next : Facebook, YouTube, Google, Mailchimp, others by other buyers?

  • stephen russell

    04/26/2022 04:18 PM

    Twitter Reforms Id like to see:
    o Fire Sr Mgmt
    o layoff staffers
    o downsize Co.
    o Rebrand, rename
    o Uniform guidelines online
    o Social media police by Users vs Twitter side
    o Use real names
    o scrap bots & fake accounts
    o Sell CA HQ
    o Block rabid Twitter employees?
    o Paid to Join Plan?

  • Chelsea R. Martin

    04/26/2022 03:55 PM

    "Senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond is leaving the White House for a job at the DNC, one day after it was reported that after the 2020 election, he blasted AOC and her fellow “Squad” members as “(bleeping) idiots” and was one of Administrations’ leading critics of the far-left progressive wing. Too bad he’s leaving; sounds as if he’s one of the few people there with a brain."

    He does not have a brain. He is a vapid, blatantly racist, corrupt narcissist who chases after his own power. Sincerely, a Louisiana Resident.

  • Bruce Obermeyer

    04/26/2022 02:48 PM

    Pat Boone and I share a common ancestor, Daniel Boone. I met Pat Boone and Ann-Margret while they were filming the movie "State Fair" at the Texas Fairgrounds in Dallas in 1962. Our high school, Denton Senior High School in Denton, Texas, held a pep rally for them, and I, as President of our Class, along with the other class officers got to greet them on stage.

    A few years later while I was a physics undergraduate at North Texas State University and working as an intern on the NASA Apollo Program, the secretary for the group I was assigned to had been the "dorm mother" (or whatever that position was called) in the dorm or fraternity house (you will have to ask Pat to clarify) while Pat was attending North Texas. A few times during the time I was in the NASA group, Pat would fly her out to his home in Hollywood (I assume it was Hollywood) to attend movie premiers in his home theater as I recall...again, ask Pat to clarify.

  • Bruce Obermeyer

    04/26/2022 02:29 PM

    The Texas National Guardsman who drowned (did the Cartel drug runners possibly help him drown?) would not even have been on the border protecting Texas against the ILLEGAL BIDEN FOREIGN INVASION if it were not for BIDEN violating immigration laws and inviting hundreds of thousands of ILLEGAL INVADERS to come across the border uncontested by FEDERAL Border Control agents.

  • Donna Kitta

    04/26/2022 01:39 PM

    I'm sure he has a good reason; however, should uncensored freedom of speech become the norm at Twitter and bans are lifted, I don't see how it is in the best interest of President Trump to not want to be on more than one social media platform. Twitter is a tremendously huge platform with millions of followers. Many people are on more than one social media platform to magnify exposure in the social media world. Many have been shortsighted in their views because freedom of expression was not allowed....only one viewpoint was promoted on too many platforms thus controlling minds (the whole purpose of censorship). President Trump definitely used more than one in the past so other than trying to exclusively promote Truth Social, I don't see the benefit of not returning to more than one venue. It shows that world that there truly was massive censorship and freedom of speech reigns true in some arenas. Kudos to all who return to Twitter and kudos to Elon Musk for realizing the danger suppression of free speech is to a society.

  • Joyce L Nease

    04/26/2022 12:38 PM

    I answered "Yes" your poll about allowing Trump to return to Twitter. That is because I support Free Speech, not because I support Trump. Though I agree with his policies, I think his name-calling and demeaning comments about a person's physical looks are just a few of the reasons he should 'keep his mouth shut.' I would not vote for him in primaries if Ron DeSantis runs, but I would vote for him if he is on the final ballot.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/26/2022 12:11 PM

    Mike
    They got rid of Trump?
    Rallies, successful endorsements, platforms etc?
    Ok....