Today's Newsletter January 10 Edition

January 10, 2020 |

Today's Edition

 

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It’s bad enough that so much of our “news” media already act like press release distribution services for the DNC. But over the past couple of days, some have demonstrated that even if America were facing war with an enemy that has spent 40 years attacking us and chanting for us to die, and America’s forces were led by Donald Trump, they’d take the other side. 

That was first demonstrated by their repulsive puffery about Gen. Qassem Soleimani, depicting him not as Iran’s Terrorist Mastermind-in-Chief but as a beloved, poetry-reciting folk hero comparable to Princess Diana, Elvis or the Rev. Martin Luther King (yes, those comparisons were actually made.) Not since Kenneth Mars went into paroxysms of effusive praise for Hitler’s dancing ability in “The Producers” has there been such ludicrous praise for a mass-murdering tyrant, and that at least was intended as comedy.

But then, they took it even further by actually giving air time to Iranian government mouthpieces to spew their propaganda straight to the American public.  For instance, CNN put Iranian official Masoumeh Ebtekar on the air to call Souleimani’s killing a “terrorist act” by the US.  They apparently didn’t recall that she previously acted as an Iranian spokesperson back in 1979, during the Iran hostage crisis, when she declared that she would have no qualms at all about personally shooting the American hostages in the head.  Or maybe they just didn't care.  THIS...is CNN!

https://pjmedia.com/trending/cnn-gives-friendly-interview-to-iranian-woman-who-said-she-would-kill-u-s-hostages-in-1979/

Those networks who couldn’t book their very own terrorist mouthpiece had to make do with rebroadcasting Iranian state propaganda, like showing the massive turnout of “mourners” for Soleimani to convince us of how beloved he was by ordinary Iranians.  But real experts on Iran, like Shadi Hamid, a senior Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution, called it “absurd” and “basically propaganda” to suggest that most Iranians outside of a small cult revered Soleimani. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/basically-propaganda-soleimani-funeral-crowds-create-a-false-image-of-national-mourning-analysts-say

The mullahs can get a big turnout of faux mourners into the streets because they order people to turn out in the streets and look sad/angry.  Children carrying signs lauding Soleimani were told to leave school, go outside, and wave the signs they were given.  They have no more understanding of what they’re actually protesting about than does Greta Thunberg, but at least she’s sincerely protesting.  The Iranian kids are just doing what they’re ordered to do. 

Yet our media are airing it and pontificating about it as if it were real.  Don’t we have enough homegrown fake news without having to import it?   

If our news media would like someone to mourn who is deserving of it, then how about giving more airtime to Nawres Hamid?  He was the Iraqi-born naturalized US citizen working honorably as an interpreter in Iraq, who was killed in the missile strike on a US base that also injured four US soldiers.  He left behind a wife and two young sons and many friends and family members to whom he was genuinely beloved, revered and heroic.  He was one of those brown-skinned, foreign-born, Muslim immigrants that the media love to tell us Donald Trump doesn’t care about.  Yet Trump saw his killing as an act of war against an American citizen requiring a strong response, while our liberal media dismiss him and laud his murderer.

To our media, Nawres Hamid may just be another one of Soleimani’s thousands of nameless, faceless victims.  But thanks to President Trump, he will have an honored place in history as the very last victim Qassem Soleimani ever dared to kill. 

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


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The Gov. answers readers who say Flynn deserves prison

By Mike Huckabee

From Chip:

I see that you did not post my comments yesterday disagreeing with your column and supporting Gen. Flynn’s sentencing. It would appear you only post comments agreeing with your column’s stated position, even though I acknowledged your right to hold your own opinion. Somewhat disingenuous on your part, is it not?

From the Gov:

Thanks for writing (again), Chip. We did post your original comments; occasionally it takes a while to get them moderated and posted. In fact, your letter shows up twice. We print comments that disagree with me all the time –- as long as they are clean, which they often aren’t –- typically even singling them out for a response, as is happening right now. I actually enjoy being put in the “hot seat” and defending why I believe as I do. So here is what you originally wrote, for the third time now...

 

From Chip:

I disagree. You’re entitled to your own opinion, but Gen. Flynn was judged guilty as charged. He should have gotten a prison sentence from the beginning.

Now, here are a couple of others who also disagreed with me. Afterwards, I’ll reply to all three.

READ MORE AND COMMENT HERE>>>

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##Appellation##, I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

These days, if you dare to suggest it might be a bad idea for a young person who’s confused about his/her gender to disfigure their bodies with chemicals and surgery years before their brains have finished developing, leftists and transgender activists declare you a hateful transphobe and try to figuratively stone you in the town square. 

But what if you actually were one of those kids, and you later decided your transition was a “horrendous mistake.”  So you transition back to your birth gender, and start a nonprofit to try to help other young people in the same sad situation.  You’re stunned to start hearing from hundreds of them around the world, which suggests this is a serious problem that’s hurting a lot of kids who were tragically misled by adults.  Would leftists and transgender activists then have second thoughts and reconsider their rigid dogma? Or would they brand the former trans kid a “traitor” and try to figuratively stone her in the town square, too?

I think you can guess which way they went.  But click the link for the rest of the story.  You might be surprised by how much of a “follow the money” element there is to it.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/shoving_transgender_regret_back_in_the_closet.html

 

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Wednesday (January 8th) would have been Elvis Presley’s 85th birthday.  Crowds of fans have gathered at Graceland for a multi-day celebration.  There was also an auction of some of his belongings.  Surprisingly, the Harley Davidson golf cart the King used to putter around his estate, which was expected to sell for up to $70,000, failed to bring the minimum bid of $20,000.  Yet last year, his Harley motorcycle sold for a near-record $800,000.  Click the link to see photos of some of the Elvis memorabilia, and see if you can figure out why more people might want to own that motorcycle than the golf cart. 

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/elvis-presleys-harley-davidson-golf-cart-duffs-at-auction

 

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And they all suddenly knew who Archduke Ferdinand was, too!

https://babylonbee.com/news/everyone-on-internet-awarded-honorary-degree-in-international-affairs

 

 

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not."

- 2 Corinthians 8:12

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  • Carmen Price

    01/13/2020 05:45 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    Gen. Flynn needs to be pardoned, he was forced to lie and really should never have been called
    to testify in the first place, You don't put a 33 year veteran in prison after you force him to lie for
    the sake of your investigation. Free Him.
    Regards,
    Carmen Price
    Reno, NV

  • Dan Chalfant

    01/11/2020 02:30 PM

    Governor,
    I love your newsletter, and I would like you to help me understand Matt Gaetz rationale for voting with the Democrats on limiting the Presidents powers?
    This type of action is what prompted me to switch my party affiliation from Republican to Independent. It seems to me it’s time for Republicans to stick together or most assuredly fall .

  • Bob Janovick

    01/10/2020 10:01 PM

    I learned today, from the congressman, 8th district , Wisconsin, that Soleimani was in violation of an international agreement that he not leave Iran.

  • Michael

    01/10/2020 09:33 PM

    The mainstream media or better yet, lying propaganda enterprises, right along with the Democrats are anti-American, unpatriotic, socialist loving & now lovers of terrorists & countries that hate America. Absolutely sickening! The time is coming in November that I hope will be the biggest red wave of voters that send a very clear message: We The People do not need or want Democrats in charge of anything at any level (federal,state & local) & We The People do not need or want the mainstream media who is in absolute partnership with the Democrats in ruining & destroying our Nation & Republic! Vote straight Republican in every political race in this country in November 2020 !

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/10/2020 02:36 PM

    Mike, because your opening statement says it all, I am going to copy, and paste, it below before I comment on it. You stated:

    "But over the past couple of days, some have demonstrated that even if America were facing war with an enemy that has spent 40 years attacking us and chanting for us to die, and America’s forces were led by Donald Trump, they’d take the other side. "

    This TRUTH that you state is WHY this "political" battle, in REALITY, is a "spiritual" battle and why, as I have stated many times now, the Democrats' desire to impeach President Trump is NOT being motivated by their LOVE for the Constitution, but, rather, by their HATRED of President Trump!!!!!...which is WHY this IS a spiritual battle between the forces of light and darkness....rather THAN a battle between political parties....because it is Satan himself who is the author OF the Democrats' hatred of President Trump!!!

    AND...it is THIS fact that "Christianity Today" seems to be spiritually blind to!
    My unwillingness to want to see President Trump impeached is not due to my lack of either spiritual discernment of the impeachable "sin" President Trump is being accused of, or my unwillingness to take a stand for Christ, and His righteousness, against that "sin" he is being accused of...but rather my unwillingness to not want to see President Trump impeached is due TO my spiritual discernment to SEE the demonic motive behind this move to impeach him and my unwillingness to have Satan get his way IN this....and THAT unwillingness to see Satan get his way IN this is due to my very love FOR Christ and His righteousness which HATES this demon-authored sin of the Democrats..

    BUT SINCE CHRISTENDOM, at large, HAS NOT A CLUE TO WHAT CHRIST'S LOVE IS
    I DOUBT IF THE CHRISTIANS, WHO ARE AGREEING WITH THE POSTURE OF "CHRISTIANITY TODAY", CAN UNDERSTAND HOW CHRIST'S LOVE ...while it DOES hate the SIN of the Democrats, concomitantly, loves THEM, the sinners!

    Any Christian who DOES understand this "dynamic" OF agape love, will also have the spiritual discernment to know that what I have stated does not bear witness to my seeing our President's behavior through eyes that have any less spiritual discernment than what authored my statements...I wonder if "Christianity Today"
    ....and those Christians who are supportive of its "righteous" posture...can say
    ...and mean it with all their heart....that they love President Trump!

  • Thomas Wenndt

    01/10/2020 02:33 PM

    What is it going to take for someone - ANYONE - in the MSM to realize what abject fools they are making of themselves? When does someone - ANYONE - in the MSM start caring about true journalistic integrity and say "enough is enough"?? What worries me is that, even if it is miniscule anymore, apparently there is at least some audience that takes this garbage seriously.

  • Derold Davis

    01/10/2020 01:13 PM

    Mike, I agree with you 10000000000000000% about traitorism at CNN. I NEED TO REMIND YOU HOWEVER, FOX DID EXACTLY THE SAME THINGS. Everytime Trey Yingst was on he had soundbites from IRANIAN IDIOTS. They Still have the LIKES OF JEHMU GREEN, BIG LIBERAL LYING HATE MONGER. I WONDER IF HER LIKES WOULD STILL WANT A DEBATE WHEN THEY HAVE AN IRANIAN MISIILE JAMMED UP THEIR A$$.

  • David Steuber

    01/10/2020 01:08 PM

    I agree with most of your positions, but must strongly disagree with your apparent approval of the Soleimani assassination. I accept that he was an evil guy, but where in the U.S. Constitution and laws or international law is the president given the authority to murder someone simply because he is evil, with no evidence that he was actually engaged in a terrorist act at the time and without a declaration of war or even notice to Congress? What about the Ayatollah? He undoubtedly has some knowledge of the things Soleimani did, and he's in charge. Can the president decide on his own to eliminate him--for example, while he's attending a U.N. session in N.Y.? It's well known that the CIA has engaged in assassinations and attempted assassinations over the years, e.g., of Castro. Could the head of a foreign state justifiably have decided to murder the Director of the CIA or someone higher up in those instances? Where do you draw the line?

  • Bonnie R. Parvino

    01/10/2020 01:03 PM

    Yes, a lot of bad guys as well as good guys quote poetry. (BUT THE LORD GIVES ME MOST OF MY POEMS). IF I HAD NOT BEEN SAVED WHEN I WAS TEN YEARS OLD, I WOULD NOT HAVE MADE MY--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JOURNEY IN LIFE AS WELL. OFTEN GOD HAS TAKEN CARE OF AND PROTECTED ME AND MY CHILDREN> WHEN AN AIR FORCE CAPTAIN LITERALLY THREW MY ELEVEN DAY OLD BABY INTO AN INCUBATOR AND SLAMMED THE LID DOWN ON HIM. AN AIRFORCE LT. CAME IN AND TOLD ME ---I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE IN MY LIFE BUT THIS WON'T HAPPEN IN MY HOSPITAL. AND THINGS WORKED OUT FOR MY BABIES SAFETY. >>> AN AIRFORCE BUDDY OF MY HUSBANDS AND MYSELF ---Told ME DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING OUT OF ANY BODY ---THEN YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED IF YOU DON'T GET IT. THAT STATEMENTT WAS KIND OF NEGATIVE BUT HE MEANT WELL. HE WAS SIMPLY TRYING TO KEEP ME FROM BEING HURT. HE DIED WITH AGENT ORANGE RELATED CONDITIONS & THE AUTHORITIES SIMPLY TOLD HIM TO PROVE HE HAD BEEN IN VIET NAM. >> ---- I DO NOT BELIEVE IN COMMUNISM NOR SOCIALISM---- WE FOUGHT THIS ISM IN VIET NAM & IN KOREA. >>>> I BELIEVE THAT BASICALLY OUR MILITARY IS FILLED WITH GOOD PEOPLE BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS RIGHT FOR THEM TO EXPERIMENT ON MILITARY/MILITARY DEPENDENTS. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE AND DEFEND NOT TO BE USED AS LAB RATS. -----BACK TO IRAN---WE LOST OUR LOYALTY WHEN THE LATE SHAH WAS NO LONGER THERE WITH THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION AND THE TERRORIST IN THE ITOLLAH. WE MUST NOT DO TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHAT WAS DONE IN VIET NAM. I STAND BEHIND OUR MILITARY TAKING ORDERS WITHOUT COMMENT. >>> I REMEMBER WHEN MY TWO YEAR OLD WAS GIVEN A SHOT THAT CAUSED HIM TO HAVE SEIZURES. BUT THE DOCTOR TOOK CARE OF THE SITUATION & IT WAS A MISTAKE NOT EXPERIMENTING. THAT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND VIOLENCE ON BABIES SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED IN MILITARY HOSPITALS AS WAS DONE BY THE AIR FORCE CAPTAIN. WE MUST TRUST GOD AND WE MUST TRUST OUR PRESIDENT AND WE MUST STAND BEHIND OUR MILITARY BUT WE MUST LISTEN TO PEOPLE. NO ONE HAS LISTENED TO ME. BUT GOD HEARS AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ALL REMEMBER TO PRAISE THE LORD. I PRAISE THE LORD FOR OUR COUNTRY AND I PRAISE THE LORD OUR DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT. LOVE AMERICA, BONNIE PARVINO

  • Timothy Allen

    01/10/2020 12:41 PM

    Governor, when 'news' channels claim to report rather than create the news as exhibited by CNN and MSNBC, etc, we should apply their own terminology. CNN is now the 'alleged' news channel CNN, MSNBC is now the 'alleged' news channel MSNBC. Once these alleged news groups show they are journalists rather than unregistered DNC promoters they may regain their claim to being journalists. Not holding my breath in the meantime.

  • Emily Yeatts

    01/10/2020 12:14 PM

    I think it is disgraceful that a general who never did anything wrong is being sent to prison when the likes of Hilary Brennan clapper Comey is Scott free unbelievable also petraeus and Oliver north trump has some pardoning to do and this judge needs to be disbarred