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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- Israel's Ambassador Reveals Why They Targeted The AP Building In Gaza
- Ballots Unsealed In Georgia
- Biden's Economy
- Interesting Op-Ed
- Good News Round-Up: Fighting Back Works
- Huck's Reading List
- News That Will Only Surprise Liberals
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America the Beautiful
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
Romans 12:18 KJV
Israel's Ambassador Reveals Why They Targeted The AP Building In Gaza
By Mike Huckabee
Israel’s ambassador to the US and UN revealed that Israel leveled the building that Hamas was sharing with the Associated Press and Al-Jazeera news network because the terrorist group was using it to try to develop technology to jam Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system that protects civilians from rocket attacks.
One international civil rights lawyer said that under those circumstances, the building was an entirely legitimate military target. Know what isn’t entirely legitimate? Any news organization that claims it wasn’t aware it was sharing a building with terrorists who were trying to build anti-Iron Dome technology.
Ballots Unsealed In Georgia
By Mike Huckabee
For months, the media have been telling us that all of former President Trump’s election challenges were thrown out of court, proving there’s no evidence. Actually, in most cases, the courts simply ruled on technicalities and refused to look at the evidence. But that may be gradually changing.
Eight months after several poll watchers gave sworn statements of seeing suspicious ballots in Atlanta-area Fulton County, Georgia (they claim they were unfolded, heavily for Biden and appeared identical as if they’d been made on a copier), a judge finally listened and ordered that the ballots be unsealed and inspected.
The story at the link has more details on what the poll watchers claim they saw, the frantic efforts to prevent the inspection (which seems odd, since it would prove the election was honest and end the “big lie,” right?), and the weird and inexplicable security breach at the warehouse in violation of the judge’s order.
By Mike Huckabee
Are They Really That Dumb Or Do They Think We Are? President Biden (oh, let’s be real: his staffers) put out a tweet and a Washington Post article, both under his name, bragging that in his first four months in office, his American Rescue Plan and his vaccination strategy have “created” over 2 million jobs, far more than Reagan or Trump created in their first four months, and the economy is “growing” faster than any time in the past 40 years.
Hoo-boy! Where to start?!
Well, first of all, let’s note that Reagan and Trump didn’t inherit a booming economy that was reopening after a pandemic lockdown. They inherited moribund economies created by the policies of, respectively, Jimmy Carter and Obama/Biden. So naturally, it took a while to get the rusty engine of job creation up and running again.
Secondly, at the risk of quoting Obama, “Joe, you didn’t build that!” The jobs now being “created” were actually created under Trump and are simply bouncing back. They only went away because states mostly run by Democrats managed to stretch “two weeks to flatten the curve” into a yearlong-plus forced economic shutdown.
Fortunately, they can’t keep that up any longer because of the vaccines (also created and distributed under Trump) that Biden is also taking credit for. In fact, the jobs might be coming back even faster if Biden’s American Rescue Plan weren’t paying people more to stay unemployed than to work. Many of those 2 million jobs Biden is taking credit for were only “created” because red states rescinded that policy, which Biden wants to continue until September and other Democrats want to continue to the end of time.
In short, Biden taking credit for “creating” those jobs is like someone demanding the “Lifeguard of the Year” award because he stopped holding someone head-down in the toilet.
Roger Kimball at the Spectator has more on this and other Biden Administration fantasies and illusions, and how the media will credulously cover them, all expressed most amusingly at the link:
By Mike Huckabee
There’s a very interesting op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by First Things editor R.R. Reno. It’s at the link, but behind a paywall. So if you’re not a subscriber, I’ll just recap the major points.
It’s called “Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates.” This is hardly shocking if you’ve been keeping up with all the horror stories coming out of these elite schools lately about leftist administrators and faculty indoctrinating students with socialism, Critical Race Theory and anti-Americanism, and campuses being run by mobs of leftist cry-bully students who want to silence and punish anyone who expresses a “painful” and “problematic” opinion that differs from theirs.
But many parents still dream of their kids going to Harvard or Yale because they’re coasting on their rapidly crumbling reputations for excellence. They think that Ivy League sheepskin will mean a lifetime of prosperous employment, so they pony up the outrageous tuition. But according to Reno, your kids might be better off spending a fraction as much to attend a state college.
He says he’s found that many recent Ivy League grads who apply for jobs with his company fall into one of three categories: (1.) Oversensitive, thin-skinned narcissists who make inflammatory accusations at the drop of a hat; (2.) Those so cowed by fear of accusations of racism or some other offense that they remain silent if there’s any risk in speaking up; or (3.) Those who actually have the gumption to fight back, mostly conservatives, but who are so used to having to fight that they seem to have PTSD and have developed a habit of aggressive counterpunching.
None of those traits are helpful as part of a team that has to deal with the real world. The Ivies used to train students to be leaders. Now, they may still attract top level students, but they coddle and encourage the dysfunctional ones while attacking and abusing the normal ones. For all the money students pay to go there, the schools don’t add value, they reduce it.
Reno suggests that students who want to learn how to be leaders and prosper in the real world attend schools such as Hillsdale College, Thomas Aquinas College, Wyoming Catholic College and the University of Dallas, as well as large state schools and their satellite campuses. He says their students are more likely to get good educations, to learn to accept the authority of those with more experience, and not to be deformed by toxic political correctness.
And I would add, don’t worry about all the Ivy Leaguers who are unfit to work in the real world. I’m sure they’ll find lucrative jobs in politics or the media.
Good News Round-Up: Fighting Back Works
By Mike Huckabee
For those who despair that America is lost and it’s too late to save her, some proof that you can fight back and win…
After Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that she would not grant interviews to white reporters, the Daily Caller and Judicial Watch sued her for unconstitutional racial discrimination. A federal judge has now ordered Lightfoot to file a sworn declaration clarifying her interview policy. I’d say she’d better make it good, because the policy already seems pretty clear, and pretty clearly racist.
Her attorneys argued that the document isn’t necessary because the policy is no longer in effect. Wait, so if you declare you’ve now stopped acting like a racist, everything’s copacetic and we can just move on from there? I don’t think that argument would fly with Mayor Lightfoot’s fellow liberals these days.
Tuesday, a judge ordered the reinstatement of a Leesburg, Virginia, high school PE teacher who was suspended for refusing to use students’ “preferred pronouns.” He told a school board meeting that he is a committed Christian who believes you cannot change the sex you were born into and that transgender treatments for minors are child abuse. He said forcing him to endorse transgenderism not only violates his religious conscience but forces him to lie to his students.
The judge ruled that his statement was protected free speech and the school couldn’t prove it caused any significant disruption to school operations. The school’s attorney claimed they had to suspend him because they feared backlash from parents. I’m curious to know if they actually polled the parents to find out how many agree with him.
Eight Minneapolis residents are suing the City Council for causing a spike in violent crime by defunding the police and failing to do their duty to provide a minimal level of policing to guarantee public safety. With the city’s leftist alleged leaders refusing to lead, citizens had no choice but to step up and do it themselves.
On their behalf, community activist Cathy Spann said, “We are here, together in unison, to say enough is enough. I am here today to say it is about all of us coming together to make a difference to stop the gun violence that is in our city -- downtown, south, north. We are stopping it. We are no longer asking for a plan. We are the plan."
Meanwhile, business owners in Baltimore have their own plan for dealing with the destruction wrought by their leftist, anti-police City Council. Since the government refuses to do its job of ensuring public safety, the businesses are refusing to pay their taxes to fund the useless government. It's being described as the "Baltimore Tea Party," only the "T" they're throwing overboard stands for "taxes."
The San Antonio city council member who spearheaded the attempt to block Chick-fil-A from the city airport, accusing them of being a “symbol of hate” for donating to Christian charities, lost his seat in Saturday’s run-off. It’s not clear whether the winner will be any better or if that issue played a major role, but either way, he’s off the city council. And thanks to him, Texas now has a new state law barring religious discrimination in government contracts, and the state Supreme Court is reviewing a lawsuit against San Antonio filed under it. So his term on the City Council actually did accomplish something good, even if it was completely inadvertent.
Huck's Reading List
By Mike Huckabee
Longtime New York City reporter Seth Barron has a new book called “The Last Days of New York: A Reporter’s True Tale.” It’s a history of the Big Apple from the 2009 recession up through today, tracing how Mayor Bill DeBlasio and fellow socialists and “progressives” took a safe and prosperous city and “hollowed it out.” They did it through defunding and handcuffing the police, fiscal irresponsibility, political corruption, ruining the school system, and “spreading an ideology of division, class hatred, racial hatred (and) racial resentment.”
Barron says people are excited that a new mayor might turn things around, but it’s going to be very hard because so much of DeBlasio’s destruction of the city is now “baked in” and is going to be very hard to uproot. I have a suggestion that could solve that problem in three words:
“Re-elect Rudy Giuliani.”
News That Will Only Surprise Liberals
By Mike Huckabee
A study of 50,000 men and women by a professor from the University of Sydney Business School found that men and women have different decision-making processes. Men are more likely to make extreme choices, both positive and negative.
The study found that men were “much more likely than women to be at the extreme ends of the behavioral spectrum, either acting very selfishly or very altruistically, very trusting or very distrusting, very fair or very unfair, very risky or very risk-averse, and were either very short-term or very long-term focused." Women tend to be more centered and less extreme.
I know! Shocking, right?! You’d think they could have figured this out by noting the predominantly male cast of the TV show “Jackass.”
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America The Beautiful
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