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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- ENOUGH! THIS is what domestic terrorism looks like
- Joe Biden: A "Pants on Fire" liar
- A "Public Health" crisis!
- Well, here’s a narrative buster
- New Podcast
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
By Mike Huckabee
I’m often amused, but never amazed at how easily offended the left is about just about everything. They are quite good at taking every issue and turning it into a reason for yelling a primal scream of RACISM!
The state of Georgia recently passed some election reforms they needed in light of the disaster of the trainwreck of the 2020 election process there. Governor Brian Kemp and the legislature in Georgia worked hard to make to make it easier to vote, but harder to cheat. Throughout the process of the bill, the Governor and legislators were in touch with citizens and with Georgia-based corporations like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines and everyone seemed to agree that it would be good to expand voting opportunities, but to require some form of ID for ensuring that votes were cast by legally qualified Georgia voters.
But after the bill passed and Joe Biden called it a resurrection of Jim Crow laws, those same corporate execs went all squishy. The CEO of Delta Airlines, which is the airline I fly on almost every week, said the bill didn’t reflect Delta’s values, but he never identified which values were not being reflected. The CEO of Coca-Cola also complained, but likewise couldn’t name one specific problem with the law.
In fact, Georgia EXPANDED the number of days one can vote early, and made provisions to accommodate even Sunday voting. It did prohibit candidates or political parties passing out food or beverage to people standing in voting lines, but completely allowed for people to be given water or other items by the election officials. Makes sense not to let political candidates give out beverages and food which could sure seem to violate the law of giving something of value for a vote.
Major League Baseball was supposed to play the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta, but the Baseball Commissioner was so upset at GA that he arbitrarily moved the game from Atlanta to Denver. The irony as pointed out by many was that in fighting a phony charge of racism, he actually moved the game from one of the blackest cities in America to one of the whitest. But the Commissioner seems not to be too offended by Georgia, since he’s still keeping his membership at the Augusta National Golf Club, which is of course also in Georgia.
The outrage for companies like Woke-a-Cola, Delta, Nike, and Major League Baseball is that they do a growing share of their business with Communist China, which means they’d rather link up with and be partners with the Chinese communists than with the hard-working people of Georgia!
The Chinese are slaughtering Uyghur Muslims, using children for slave labor, cheating on trade and intellectual property, and imprisoning people for even trying to speak out, much less vote on issues. I tweeted last week that “ I’ve decided to “identify” as Chinese. Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my “values” and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to major league baseball games. Ain’t America great?”
Next thing you know I’m trending on Twitter and being called a racist because knuckleheads in the media allege I’m using hate speech on Asians. Huh? It had nothing to do with ethnicity and anyone with IQ above stinkweed knows that. It was about the hypocrisy and duplicity of high-horsed globalist companies who look the other way while they make billion dollar deals with China but pretend that GA is returning to racism and Jim Crow. It’s so outrageous that even the Washington Post called Joe Biden out for lying.
People were calling for ME to be canceled and censured and demanding I apologize. For what? Saying that it’s hypocrisy for big companies to lie about the state of Georgia and try to bully the Governor there but to ignore the real abuses being conducted by the Communist Chinese Party? I will NOT back down and I’m so glad the Governor of Georgia won’t either.
We’ve got to stop allowing the loons on the left to destroy this country with lies while Christian people are disparaged and called racists. We must stand for and speak out for the truth. I’m not calling for a boycott of Woke-a-Cola or Delta or even the cowardly commissioner of Major League Baseball. I just call for people to stand up, speak up, and stop surrendering to the insanity of calling everything racist so one doesn’t have to actually discuss an issue or defend an irrational position. As my pastor used to say, “If you don't stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!” Friends, it’s time to STAND!
ENOUGH! THIS is what domestic terrorism looks like
By Mike Huckabee
The people who attended President Trump’s January 6 rally, some of whom got out of hand and entered the Capitol Building –- and a few of whom got WAY out of hand and confronted Capitol Hill police –- have been labeled “domestic terrorists.” This narrative is now used as pretext for virtually everything the left wants to do to take control, including all-out assaults on free speech (at least for conservatives), election law and the Second Amendment, even though not one firearm was confiscated among the rally protesters. Proudly leading that effort is President Biden himself; check out this excellent opinion piece at THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR.
The grotesque exaggeration and lying by the left never lets up. Here’s Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen comparing the Capitol Hill breach by a few hundred hopped-up protesters (stupid, yes) to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which sank 4 battleships, damaged 8 more and killed over 2,300 Americans. Is he out of his mind?
So I have to ask this question: What does REAL domestic terrorism look like?
While you consider that, I’m going to describe an event that hasn’t yet received much coverage. One reason for this is that it happened late Saturday night into Sunday morning, and many TV news shows that air Sunday are taped ahead of time. But a bigger reason is that it shreds "the" left-wing media narrative, so naturally it will be buried as deeply as possible.
At 11:13 PM Saturday night, independent journalist Grace Morgan was outside the ICE facility in Portland to cover a planned protest at her thread #PortlandProtests. About 100 protesters had arrived and “more are arriving every minute,” she tweeted.
The ICE building was vandalized with graffiti; someone wrote “DHS murders.” Then, some agitators used chain link fencing to block the front door and prevent the agents inside from getting out. To keep the rioters from being identified, someone put a traffic cone over the security camera. Then Roman candles were launched at the building to set it on fire.
BLAZE TV personality Elijah Schaffer tweeted video of this, commenting, “Far left Antifa extremists attempted to burn down a federal building in Portland, again. Waiting patiently for the outrage.”
Andy Ngo, editor-at-large for POST MILLENNIAL and author of “UNMASKED: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan To Destroy Democracy,” tweeted video of the fire with this comment: “Watch the moment federal officers rushed out to respond after #antifa set the @ICEgov facility on fire last night. Antifa barricaded the front of the facility to trap people inside while the building was on fire.”
Investigative journalist Lara Logan retweeted this, adding, “Setting fire to a building with federal officers inside --- antifa still a myth?”
Well, no –- as memory serves, Biden referred to it as more of an “idea.”
Ngo tweeted that the mob was chanting, “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!”
“As #antifa gives the #BLM fist salute while the crowd cheers on the burning of the @ICEgov facility last night,,” he continued. “Officers were trapped inside when antifa set the building on fire.”
Federal agents fired crowd control munitions, including pepper balls, onto the mob outside the building. It was almost 2AM when Grace Morgan was documenting this and posting the video on Twitter.
Officers inside who had been blocked at the front door were able to get out the back exit. (What if they’d been blocked by fire?) But some faced more violence. As Andy Ngo tweeted, “’Let’s go, bi***’ After officers rush out from back of the @ICEgov facility to put out the fires on the building set by #antifa last night (antifa barricaded the front), some of the black bloc militants challenge the officers to a fight.”
Thanks to THE BLAZE for assembling these tweets, complete with the videos that will otherwise hardly see the light of day.
Todd Starnes also covered it.
But it’s mostly being ignored. I realize that right after an event such as this, it’s hard to know for sure what took place. Witnesses might be mistaken or simply misinterpret what they saw. But this is real-time video documentation of not just wanton property destruction but also what appeared to be attempted murder of federal agents. See if you can find anything about it on the Portland Police Bureau website. As of early Monday, there was nothing. Apparently no arrests have been made.
The Portland City Council does have plans, though, to combat the skyrocketing violence in their city. They decided last week to double the number of unarmed park rangers on patrol.
Anyway, I hope I’ve made it clear: THIS IS WHAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM LOOKS LIKE. Can you even imagine Trump supporters setting fire to buildings and trying to block the occupants from escaping?
Yet it’s conservatives who are labeled “domestic terrorists.” And it’s not just far-leftists who perpetrate this fiction; check out the bloated rhetoric of former House Speaker John Boehner (who has a disgusting new memoir out; don’t expect to see me in line at the book signing). Boehner calls Ted Cruz and Jim Jordan “political terrorists.”
Boehner speaks similarly of Trump, whom he accuses of “inciting” the “insurrection” on Capitol Hill “for nothing more than selfish reasons, perpetuated by the [expletive] he’s been shoveling since he lost a fair election the previous November.”
This level of rhetoric is nothing new for Boehner; he’s been shoveling his own steaming load for years.
Boehner is a disgrace. I can only thank God he’s not in Congress now, at a time when the political climate would provide him a daily soapbox. And who needs Boehner to blame Trump when you’ve got the President, Vice President and current Speaker all ignoring Antifa/BLM violence and border chaos while calling Trump supporters domestic terrorists? Recall that Vice President Harris even promoted donating to an organization that bailed Antifa protesters out of jail.
This gaslighting by leftist politicians and media has gone on long enough, and it’s time to get a few things straight. Antifa and Black Lives Matter are domestic terror groups, responsible for outrageous violence and destruction in our cities, with more to come. It’s easy to see by their actions that they don’t care about the law, the free exchange of ideas, or anyone else’s rights (especially those of white people, as these radicals are big-time racists). Unlike domestic terrorists, those who supported Trump overwhelmingly favor the law and law enforcement, as Trump himself does. And we have had enough.
On the bright side, some conservatives are taking positive action to make their voices heard. For example, last summer, a group of students at the University of Chicago launched their own conservative media outlet called THE CHICAGO THINKER. The school purports to be for free speech, but when conservative freshmen found out this “didn’t seem to be the case,” they created a forum and are standing up to the inevitable backlash. Their slogan: “Outthink the mob.”
That’s what we all need to do: outthink the mob. Oh, and someone else is working on doing just that. Mike Lindell's new, uncensored social media platform, "FRANK," should launch in a matter of days.
Joe Biden: A "Pants on Fire" liar
By Mike Huckabee
President Biden claimed he wanted to be a unifier, but he not only doesn’t care about winning Republican support for his initiatives, he doesn’t even seem to like or respect half the US population or the nation that…elected him. This week, after a year of Democrats defunding police and three months of opening up borders, letting in drug gangs, and ending arrests and deportations of known criminals, Biden announced plans to fight the unexpectedly rising violent crime by making it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.
In revealing his new gun control proposals, he took another swipe at his own nation, calling America an “international disgrace” for our high gun crime ranking.
That’s the type of thing that, had Trump said it, the “fact-checkers” would have fallen over each other to contradict him. While they may have gone silent under Biden, unfortunately for him, Politifact already checked that claim back in 2018 and rated it a “Pants On Fire” lie.
That check involved an anti-gun control meme that claimed if you didn’t count the Democrat-run cities of Detroit, Chicago, Washington, St. Louis and New Orleans, the US would drop from third in the world in murders to 189th. Politifact said removing those cities would only drop our murder rate per 100,000 by 7.9% and our ranking in the world by four spots. (Never mind that they still found that only five Democrat-run cities accounted for raising us four places in the worldwide murder rankings.)
HOWEVER…the other part of the meme they branded as a lie was the claim that the US ranks third among all nations in murders. In fact, we were 9th in total homicides, but that’s because of our large population. Using the standard comparison formula of homicides per 100,000 people, the US ranked 94th in the world.
I could think of something about the US that’s an international embarrassment, but it’s not the fact that we have a Second Amendment.
Well, here’s a narrative buster
By Mike Huckabee
liberal blogger Kevin Drum points out that while we keep hearing about the epidemic racism in America, hate crimes against blacks have actually been falling steadily since Obama took office and are now half what they were in 2005.
While any hate crimes are too many, you’d think people would be at least a little encouraged by such a positive trend. But instead, the media and powerful political forces continue to drive home the narrative of America as a violent racist nation.
How effective has that campaign been? So effective that a recent survey found that 44% of liberals believed that at least 1,000 black men were shot and killed by police last year. The real number: 27.
Why would anyone want to promote false narratives that divide Americans by race and make people believe that their fellow Americans hate them because of their skin color, and that they should be hateful and suspicious in return?
I’ll let you ponder that conundrum as you read this story about the “trained Marxist” co-founder of Black Lives Matter who just bought a $1.4 million, 2,400-square-foot house in Topanga Canyon, California (population 88% white, less than 2% black.)
Incidentally, several black community leaders who are trying to help their devastated neighborhoods after last year’s riots and looting have complained that they haven’t seen a cent of the millions donated to BLM. Is this where the money is going?
A "Public Health" crisis!
By Mike Huckabee
Having learned how many Americans will give up their rights in the name of “public health,” the Biden Administration has started declaring all the traditional Democrat issues as “public health” crises.
Want more gun control? Declare gun violence a “public health” crisis.
Want to use racism as an excuse to impose your radical left political agenda? Declare racism a “public health crisis.”
Just as everything they want the government to give them for free is now “infrastructure,” everything they want to assume more power over is a “public health crisis.” Except, of course, violent and/or COVID-positive illegal border crossers. They’re just a “challenge.”
Meanwhile, they never mention that the worst crime and gun violence is in cities that have been run for decades entirely by Democrats. The cities most torn by riots over racism are run by Democrats. The liberals in charge of the current political system and the systems that prevail in big cities, major corporations, Hollywood, the news media, social media and professional sports claim that everything is “systemically racist,” but who runs the systems that control their industries? They do. It's like when Hollywood suddenly started denouncing the sexual exploitation of women.
So if we really want to cure all these various public health crises, maybe it’s time we all acknowledged the root cause: leftwing politics are a public health crisis.
Fresh off his turkey hunting trip in Texas, Governor Huckabee catches us up on what you may have missed this week, from media smears in Florida to corporate cowardice in Georgia and more. Later on he talks to demographer Lyman Stone of the Institute for Family Studies, who wakes us up to the reality of America's population crisis and what it means for our future.
A Reader Writes Back...
Mike, keep up the exceptional writing and reporting. We need your voice.
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