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August 2, 2021
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Good evening!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Matthew 11:28
  • GOP report on Wuhan lab
  • USWNT Is Knocked Out
  • Trans Weightlifter Flames Out
  • Ilhan Omar Wants To Spend Other People's Money Again

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28


GOP Report On Wuhan Lab

By Mike Huckabee

Monday, Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued a report that the preponderance of evidence, including recently uncovered evidence, points to COVID-19 being accidentally released from the virus lab in Wuhan, China, sometime before September 12, 2019.

https://gop-foreignaffairs.house.gov/press-release/mccaul-releases-addendum-to-origins-of-covid-19-report/

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul said the Wuhan virologists were “playing with fire. They were genetically manipulating at the lab this gain-of-function that was taking place." McCaul called for top researchers involved with the Wuhan lab to be sanctioned and for Peter Daszak, the head of EcoHealth Alliances that sent $3.4 million in NIH grants to the Wuhan lab, to be called to testify before Congress.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/wuhan-lab-report-raises-further-questions-about-possible-covid-19-lab-leak

McCaul also accused the Chinese Communist Party of engaging in “the greatest cover-up in human history.” I don’t know if there’s an award ceremony for that, but if so, I hope the CCP remembers to thank all the US-based social media sites that made their win possible.

USWNT Is Knocked Out

By Mike Huckabee

Does taking a knee before a soccer game to show your fealty to BLM curse a team to lose? Or does it just cause knee strain? Either way, it doesn’t seem to have been a very healthy strategy for the US Women’s Olympic Soccer team.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/08/02/woke-us-womens-soccer-is-broken-badly-as-another-stunning-loss-seals-their-fate-n420063

Before athletes continue prioritizing BLM over winning games, maybe they should take a closer look at the organization they’re promoting, which doesn’t seem to make improving black lives much of a priority. They could start by watching Ami Horowitz’s new expose, “Inside Black Lives Matter.” Here’s my interview with Ami from this weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN. Brace yourself for some shocking material.

https://youtu.be/84o4VhDXdPk


Trans Weightlifter Flames Out

By Mike Huckabee

To the surprise of many, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender Olympic athlete to compete in women’s events, flamed out and lost to weightlifters who were, you know…actually born female.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/08/02/heres-how-that-transgender-weightlifter-fared-at-the-olympics-n420030

As the article at Redstate.com notes, defenders of allowing biological males who’ve “transitioned” to compete against women will treat Hubbard’s failure as evidence that they have no unfair physical advantage. But there were two major factors in this case that worked to counter Hubbard’s unfair advantage. The first is age: Hubbard didn’t start taking female hormones until the age of 34 and is now 43, by far the oldest person in the competition.

The second is that weightlifters don’t all lift the same weight. They choose how much they’ll lift with the total of three lifts comprising their scores. By attempting to lift 120 kg (264.5 lbs.), 125 kg (275.5 lbs.) and 120 kg (failing on the first and third lifts), Hubbard tried to lift too much weight. I hope she didn't give herself a hernia. Some might attribute this to “male ego,” but I’m sure that was surgically removed.

Frankly, Hubbard’s loss was the best thing that could have happened to the transgender movement. Imagine how it would have looked on TV to millions of viewers if Hubbard had cleanly lifted so much weight, then stood there towering over the competition and accepting the gold.

Also as noted, Hubbard still got lots of adulatory press coverage for “making history” while the actual winners of the event were completely overlooked. None of the stories that I saw that fawned over Hubbard’s “accomplishment” even mentioned the winners. I had to do a Google search and dig deep into the Olympics website to discover that the gold went to China’s Li Wenwen, the silver to Great Britain’s Emily Jade Campbell and the bronze to American Sarah Elizabeth Robles. Congratulations, ladies: you’re the ones who made Olympic history.


Ilhan Omar Wants To Spend Other People's Money Again

By Mike Huckabee

Rep. Ilhan Omar and some of her fellow far-far-left colleagues are pushing a bill they call the SUPPORT Act (I guess that sounded better than the HAMMOCK Act) that would give $1200 a month to people making less than $75,000 a year or heads of household making less than $112,500 a year, plus $600 per child. This would be a first step toward a national “guaranteed income.” Because paying people for doing nothing is working out so well right now.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-guaranteed-income-1200-monthly-checks

Omar declared, "Poverty is a choice. For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare. We as a nation have the ability to make sure everyone has their basic needs like food, housing and healthcare met.”

Hoo-boy, where to start? I guess with the fact that America already takes care of those who genuinely need food, housing and healthcare. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars every year on programs like Medicaid, Section 8 housing and SNAP food assistance. If we wanted to spend even more on those programs, maybe we could secure the border and stop letting millions of illegal immigrants suck up so much public assistance funding that could go to Americans, especially veterans. Just spit-balling here.

Second, prioritizing growth has enabled us to create the most dynamic economy in the world, one that was creating plenty of jobs and rising wages up until a Chinese virus and Democrat politicians strangled it (and somehow, Trump got blamed for that.)

I do agree with her on one thing: in some cases, poverty is a choice. Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of people who are poor through no fault of their own. But then, there are those who make the mistake of listening to the false promises of leftist politicians who promise them things for free in exchange for their freedom. Like a subsistence wage for no work. Leftists hope you choose to stay in poverty because that keeps you dependent on government and them in power.

But one of the problems with socialist ides like this is that there is no magical forest full of money trees, so all that free stuff has to be paid for by someone else. As soon the people paying for it realize it’s not worth it to keep producing when the government is just going to take away the fruits of their labor and give it to the non-productive, then they become nonproductive, too.

And that’s when America becomes Venezuela.

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  • Jacqueline Johnson

    08/05/2021 10:42 AM

    Between VA Disability, SNAP, and what HUD pays for my rent, what I receive equals about $1058.00 a month and $12,696.00 a year. While another $1200.00 a month would be great, I know that it would have to be paid for somewhere an I don't like the idea of creating even more of a burden on taxpayers.

  • Kathy Backer

    08/04/2021 03:04 PM

    HI Mike,
    How about that those in congress and senate who vote on the Omar bill to send $1200 per adult and $600 per child bill, they should get the same amount of money for their pay, we cant afford
    to pay another stimulus and pay their salaries too! This spending spree is only to get democrat votes, lets have a half off sale and get rid of half the democrats on the next vote.....

  • RUTH BELL

    08/03/2021 06:34 PM

    you are no doubt aware now that snap has been cut way back and some people that were getty 234 bucks have or will be cut to $16. mostly old poor people. !!!!! this was per an aarp article yesterday 8/2/21

  • Mary Ann Sniff

    08/03/2021 03:20 PM

    So when will you ask Dr. Aroniff or any doctor or scientist to include those who have had and recovered from Covid in the discussion of immunity? What studies show our getting the experimental vaccine gives us an advantage over natural immunity alone? Are the naturally immune suffering from breakthrough cases the way some vaccinated people are? https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/most-recovered-covid-19-patients-have-broad-and-robust-immunity-that-may-likely-provide-some-degree-of-protection-against-variants-study_3927481.html?utm_source=News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-07-31-3&mktids=e4f1b894e71553b791a3679457b7ff87&est=tRkUe0gwSDLNh0dKpQ8MTE9VzmYo8MF%2FaHdPifknRi4mW7ftZy%2B8dFq%2Bjg%3D%3D

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/03/2021 02:35 PM

    Thank you

  • PAUL Schaber

    08/03/2021 10:54 AM

    What OMAR and her friends should go sit down with Janet
    Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury and let her show the books
    on the National Deficit Amount and look at all the RED INK
    all over the ledgers. Then go look at all the other programs
    that are not funded and are all their own red ink which could
    result in default which will lead to a recession followed by
    a depression due we cannot continue with all these free programs
    and have NO way to pay for them. Excuse me, OMAR and her
    friends that is what we are looking at right now.

  • Jerry

    08/03/2021 10:17 AM

    Why would anybody give a Adam shitff about Obama having a party the open border is allowing the Wuhan virus illegal carriers, terrorists, sex selling rings, human trafficking for slavery who gives an Adam shitff I am concerned about my get togethers come as u are and celebrate with music food beverages of all sorts games on the lawn kids playing with adults let’s all party even you Obama have your China and cartel drugs available for your friends otherwise why would they come you got nothing but a lot of bribe money maybe you could buy from USA markets for a change with money you got from around the world

  • Lu Jean Bedard

    08/03/2021 09:42 AM

    Governor, whenever I read your newsletter I wonder what we would do without you and the few others who speak the truth about what is happening in our country. It is sickening and scary! When will people wake up and see what is really happening?! May God continue to bless you and keep you healthy.

  • jack macdonald

    08/03/2021 09:31 AM

    I need an answer to my question. Isn't Biden breaking the law and his sworn oath by not sealing the border? And isn't he allowing billions of dollars in material intended for the border wall to go to waste? The American taxpayer entrusts their tax dollars to these morons and they waste it!! This deserves jail time for all involved in these decisions or at a minimum removal from office. I get a speeding ticket and I must pay and these losers waste billions with no consequence. Needless to say I am fed up with the lawlessness of the people elected to enforce our laws.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/03/2021 09:25 AM

    Down Under under Martial Law:
    Australia is now Under Martial Law
    Is this OUR future ahead