Evening Edition - November 14

November 14, 2018

With a push or two, Twitter suspends left-wing hatemongers

After Tucker Carlson’s home was targeted for protest and vandalism and his address posted by an antifa group called Smash Racism DC, Twitter responded by suspending their account.  Not right away, mind you  --- it took The Daily Caller News Foundation, of which Carlson is a co-founder, to call attention to the threatening mob videos and the “doxxing” by questioning Twitter about it.

But after being suspended, the “antifascists” (who are, judging from their behavior, fascists) simply broke Twitter policy by creating another account.  Same name, same profile picture, slightly different handle.

TDCNF has persevered and published a new report about the new Twitter account, so now Twitter is suspending that one as well.  Lesson:  it’s possible to get Twitter to act to limit left-wing hatred --- but they’re not likely to do it without a push.  Or maybe two.

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/14/smash-racism-dc-back-twitter-tucker-carlson/

"Bots" now pester financial writers to quote more women

Question:  Would you rather read quotes on financial matters from experts who are male or female?

It doesn’t matter, right?  In fact, if you had a preference either way, that in itself would be, well, kind of sexist.  As long as the information is correct and useful to you, it’s immaterial.

But Financial Times, apparently in an effort to woo more female readers who might be put off by too many quotes from male financial experts, has developed a “bot” designed to make their writers include more quotes from expert women.  Here’s how it works:  a financial writer will be typing along and suddenly will be warned, through automatic textual analysis, that his (or her) piece lacks female voices.  Presumably, sirens will blare and warning lights will flash in his (or her) cubicle.

I guess the sirens will stop once the writer has included a quote from at least one female financial expert --- ANY female financial “expert.”  Gender is the important thing.  Type in a quote from Alexndria Ocasio-Cortez, for example (I understand she has a degree in economics), and it’s okay.

Of course, any publication would want to avoid exclusion of expert advice from either gender.  (Oops, I just realized we’re forgetting about the “nonbinary” financial experts!  What to do??)  But it just occurred to me:  wouldn’t it be great if there could be a “bot” for all the popular magazines --- especially women’s fashion magazines --- that warned of the lack of conservative voices?

It’ll never happen.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/nov/14/financial-times-tool-warns-if-articles-quote-too-many-men

 

Good article by Dov Fischer at Spectator.org:

What the Florida count tells us about how Trump stole the 2016 election from Hillary.  Spoiler alert: it tells us he didn’t, and the Democrats are projecting their own penchant for stealing elections onto him.

https://spectator.org/what-the-florida-count-tells-us-about-how-trump-stole-2016-from-hillary/

 

The California Wildfires

I hope you will all join me in praying for those who are in the path of the wildfires in California that have killed 48 people, destroyed over 6500 homes and are still threatening many thousands more. California has suffered a number of devastating wild fires in recent years, but this is likely to be the worst ever, with eventual insurance losses estimated as high as $4 billion. Despite his controversial tweet about cutting off federal funds over incompetent forest management, President Trump has declared a major disaster in the state, allowing residents who’ve lost their homes to qualify for federal aid. 

The destruction from these fires has been heartbreaking, and it’s made worse by attempts to politicize them.  Gov. Jerry Brown’s blaming such fires, which have burned for millennia across the state, on Trump or “climate change deniers” (note: nobody believes the climate doesn’t change) is nakedly self-serving blame-shifting.  And Trump’s artless tweet, as is often the case, was bluntly truthful, but the truth got buried in the angry backlash over the bluntness and seeming lack of compassion.  Yes, incompetent forest management does have a lot to do with uncontrollable forest fires in California, but that argument should take a back seat to first insuring the fires are out, everyone’s safe, and respects are paid to the dead and displaced.

Once that time arrives (and let’s pray it’s very soon), we do need to have a discussion, though, about how letting environmental activists manage forests is making fires worse.  Not everything that evil mankind does to the forests is an affront to Gaia, and some things that desperately need to be done are getting blocked by politics.  They include controlled burns and clearing out underbrush to keep accumulations from turning into massive stockpiles of kindling.  Even the far-left Mother Jones magazine agrees with that, although I’m sure their writers would set themselves on fire before they’d admit that Trump has a point.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/trumps-greatest-political-sin/


News Flash:

In Florida, as the count of ballots cast in Broward County before Election Day and on Election Day and written on bar napkins since Election Day continues, Democrats have finally found an example of bending election laws they condemn.  They are outraged that the head of elections allowed 158 hurricane victims to vote by fax or email – at least, they’re outraged that that was allowed in a heavily Republican Panhandle county. 

Why do I get the feeling that if it were a Democratic county, they would demand that votes cast in the hurricane’s name be counted?

https://www.westernjournal.com/top-fl-county-election-official-illegally-let-people-vote-fax-email/

Excellent observation by Tucker Carlson

Excellent observation by Tucker Carlson in a video at the link, about how Democrats spent two years depicting their questioning of the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election as the height of patriotism…and now, if Republicans question the blatant vote chicanery that’s going on in Florida and Georgia, that’s outrageous and un-American. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/tucker-blasts-dems-blatant-election-hypocrisy-instant-classic-quote/

Of course, I could point out the left’s glaring double standards all day long.  I caught another example just last night on Fox News.  When someone pointed out how Hillary Clinton had been allowed to skate on charges of mishandling classified data that would’ve sent anyone else to federal prison, a Democratic strategist (yes, CNN, Fox does have people from both sides represented; it’s called “fair and balanced,” you should look into it) blithely dismissed that by saying that Hillary is in “retirement.”  First of all, that’s highly doubtful.  Second, where did Democrats get the notion that you can’t be held responsible for violating federal law if you’re no longer in office?  I see this defense a lot on the Internet: “Why are you bringing up what Hillary did? The election is over! Move on!”

This from the same people who cheer when Robert Mueller sends a former Trump associate to prison for income tax violations that happened so long ago, they had to find a way around the statute of limitations to charge him.  I think what liberals really mean is “Move on from me!”   

Speaking of Tucker Carlson, here’s the reason why you haven’t been seeing anything from Fox News in your Twitter feed lately: 

https://www.westernjournal.com/fox-news-launches-twitter-boycott-handling-tucker-carlson-video/

Science

Here’s something extremely rare in climate news: a scary new global warming study on ocean temperatures made a big splash in the media (no, that’s hardly the rare part; stay with me.)  Then, a scientist who is skeptical of apocalyptic climate studies based on computer models rechecked the math.  Within a few hours, he found errors in the methodology that showed the study “vastly underestimates the uncertainty, as well as biasing up significantly — nearly 30 percent — the central estimate,” rendering the study unreliable (that’s not the rare part, either: this scientist recently co-authored a paper showing that computer model-based climate studies overestimate global warming by up to 45 percent.)

Okay, here comes the unusual, news-making part: Did the authors of the first study attack the other scientist for pointing out their errors?  Did they demonize him as an eeeeeeevil “skeptic” who is in the pocket of Big Oil and just wants the Earth to become a giant smoldering cinder in space? 

No.  They actually thanked him for pointing out their errors so quickly, then they publicly retracted the study until they could redo it and fix the mistakes.

Do you know what that’s called, kids?  When you don’t demand that people accept the results of studies just because they want to believe them, and when other scientists are skeptical of claims and attempt to replicate their findings objectively to prove or disprove them, based on solid, unbiased evidence and methodology?

It’s called “SCIENCE!”

See, I told you this was something extremely rare in climate news.

https://www.westernjournal.com/scientists-admit-mistakes-led-alarming-results-major-global-warming-study/

 

 

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  • Gladys J Edakattil

    11/16/2018 10:10 PM

    Contd..#A serious overhaul of voting procedures which would close all the loop-holes that allow non-citizen & illegal-immigrant entries, & also breeding the propensity for voter fraud. It’s time to urgently create & legislate air-tight rules at National & State levels. Do away with Provisional Ballots altogether for they provide easy loop-hole for illegal immigrant votes & for voter frauds! Or close the loop-holes! Include citizenship question in census & other forms! Every state must insist on voter ID since many people are encouraged to be dishonest & fraudulent by their political leaders. In the light of voter frauds & other crimes committed, it’s high time, that we insist & make IDs imperative in the US as the case in almost every other country in the world (except in US) requiring a proper genuine legal State ID/License for any transaction, including voting! So why not in US?! # What a conservative woman require in a GOP candidate – fear & love for/of God & respect for God’s & our nation’s laws, for our Constitution including the Bill/Rights; strength of character; knowledge & ability to understand both domestic & foreign issues & problems; the ability to recognize & produce solutions for them without looking for personal gains through Lobbyists or self-aggrandizements; who would keep the promises made; reduce tax & repeal/replace Obamacare; reform (for the better) the Social Security, Medicare/ Medicaid; pass proper, stricter, commonsense Immigration Laws, build Border Walls, stop illegal immigration; reform education to teach true history, science, the Constitution & honest respectful equal understanding of all religions including Christianity & Judaism; a hard worker (like our POTUS T) with true work ethics honesty & guts. We don’t look for beauty & stature!

  • Mary Frances Ayars

    11/16/2018 10:07 AM

    When politics is left out of science the truth reins! I am so happy to read this article on science. I taught science in middle and high schools. I taught in California and Texas. There was a lot of uninformed disputes of anything related to science. Usually the uninformed couldn't base their arguments on facts so their disputes went quiet. Colorado has a lot of people "against" fracking, upsetting the environment and yet they don't have the facts just emotions. If only science could prevail without politics.

  • Mary Frances Ayars

    11/16/2018 10:07 AM

    When politics is left out of science the truth reins! I am so happy to read this article on science. I taught science in middle and high schools. I taught in California and Texas. There was a lot of uninformed disputes of anything related to science. Usually the uninformed couldn't base their arguments on facts so their disputes went quiet. Colorado has a lot of people "against" fracking, upsetting the environment and yet they don't have the facts just emotions. If only science could prevail without politics.

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    11/15/2018 08:59 PM

    Contd..#A serious overhaul of voting procedures which would close all the loop-holes that allow non-citizen & illegal-immigrant entries, & also breeding the propensity for voter fraud. It’s time to urgently create & legislate air-tight rules at National & State levels. Do away with Provisional Ballots altogether for they provide easy loop-hole for illegal immigrant votes & for voter frauds! Or close the loop-holes! Include citizenship question in census & other forms! Every state must insist on voter ID since many people are encouraged to be dishonest & fraudulent by their political leaders. In the light of voter frauds & other crimes committed, it’s high time, that we insist & make IDs imperative in the US as the case in almost every other country in the world (except in US) requiring a proper genuine legal State ID/License for any transaction, including voting! So why not in US?! # What a conservative woman require in a GOP candidate – fear & love for/of God & respect for God’s & our nation’s laws, for our Constitution including the Bill/Rights; strength of character; knowledge & ability to understand both domestic & foreign issues & problems; the ability to recognize & produce solutions for them without looking for personal gains through Lobbyists or self-aggrandizements; who would keep the promises made; reduce tax & repeal/replace Obamacare; reform (for the better) the Social Security, Medicare/ Medicaid; pass proper, stricter, commonsense Immigration Laws, build Border Walls, stop illegal immigration; reform education to teach true history, science, the Constitution & honest respectful equal understanding of all religions including Christianity & Judaism; a hard worker (like our POTUS T) with true work ethics honesty & guts. We don’t look for beauty & stature!

  • Ann Scamahorn

    11/15/2018 03:50 PM

    Mike ~ Does it seem to you that California has been on fire for years? No other states seem to have such a history. We've had some devastating grass fires here in the top of Texas during severe drought periods ~ one of which was the largest in Texas state history, consuming more than 1,000,000 acres, an area larger than Rhode Island. But we've recovered, applying lessons learned toward future prevention ~ as God allows.

    As much as I regret President Trump's ill-timed tweet that the fires could have been prevented, I'm beginning to think that he's right once again. If I understand correctly, environmentalists have prevented prudent land management that would have used controlled burns to prevent forest undergrowth from becoming dry tinder when there is a lightning strike, a careless cigarette tossed, a spark from a tailpipe ~ or downed or crossing electrical lines that might have been part of the problem because of negligent maintenance by the utility company.

    It appears that California mismanages almost everything. And each Californian has a God-given right to be an idiot. But the costs are now affecting all of us nationally & I can't afford them. If Trump ever took someone's suggestion, would we want to ask him to ask Secretary Zinke to do an investigation?

    I always look forward to your messages & appreciate you thoughts! I'd be very interested in your reflections on this California Inferno in light of Trump's observation.

    Thanks, Blessing & Best Regards!
    Ann @ AMA

  • Edgar Tucker

    11/15/2018 11:30 AM

    What really bothers me is the term the liberals use and that term is well you know its "settled science"there is no such thing as settled science?

  • Christine Carter

    11/15/2018 10:14 AM

    We love your news letter and often want to share specific articles with others, encouraging them to follow you as well. However, we would like a way to share that specific article. When I share the link they get the whole newsletter. As you know, many people do not have the patience to search for the article I wanted to share.

    You are now my Go To News with my morning coffee. Thank you.

  • Ben Johnston

    11/15/2018 09:28 AM

    What great good could be done if California spent the money it currently spends on illegal aliens on forest fire prevention research!!

  • John Dawson

    11/15/2018 09:03 AM

    Thank you for your insightful and stimulating comments, Governor - always a pleasure to read.

  • George Wardlaw

    11/15/2018 08:23 AM

    I'm getting sick and tired of Fox News leaning more and more to the left. Do you have any comments about Fox joining CNN in Suing the President to get Jim Acosta's press pass back.
    With every other cable news outlet in the tank for the Democrats and against President Trump, Fox News, at one time, was the only network that actually reported the real news. Now they are taking sides with the ridiculous action of Jim Acosta at these White House press conferences.
    We need a new news outlet that will stand up to these out of control Democrats and just report the news when it happens without speculation an bias.
    Let me know what you think about the the statement by Fox network President, Jay Wallace, that Fox was filing an amicus brief supporting CNN.
    George Wardlaw

  • Susan Senner

    11/15/2018 01:19 AM

    Where are all the "stars" who live in California (particularly those in Malibu) who should be up front and center with financial support for those who have experienced loss in their state? They help out illegals invading our country, but not their own Californians? Pathetic. And, the reason our family does not watch the television or movies that feature them! To you, Governor Huckabee, and your daughter....please keep the faith! You are appreciated!

  • Arlene Hurley

    11/15/2018 12:39 AM

    I’m so glad that I have the opportunity to read your column, as I’m being censored on Facebook. After I write a comment on the teaparty.org Facebook asks me to log in to my account and when I do they delete my comment. My comments are not terrible I don’t curse. I just give my honest opinion. I pray every day for the people of the California fires, as I have never heard of anything like this. May they have the courage and help to get through this terrible time. Thank you again for your column.

  • Becky Henkel

    11/14/2018 11:55 PM

    Thank you, Mike. I appreciate your honest review of the day's news. God bless you today.

  • Gary L. Heckman

    11/14/2018 10:38 PM

    Governor Mike
    If the Democrats want all those illegal people on our country, why don't all those from California in our Government open their homes (houses), feed them and give them all the best. (I'm sure you know who I am talking about!)They have so much money and they would never miss a million or two. Also, what about all our citizens who have lost everything from the fires in California? They are living in tents....I suppose all those coming in our country will live in houses etc. at the tax payers expense. Maybe those so called
    Educated Idiots (People) who cheat the American People should live in tents for awhile. I['m sure they would change their mind fast. America has enough problem with taking care of our own citizens. This sure is not the United States I grew up with.

  • Tommie Houser

    11/14/2018 08:54 PM

    It is nothing less than An Orchestrated All OUT ATTACK ON America , funded by
    Guess who ?
    Could the Carivan be paid for by the Democrats , Soros, British Prime Minister, or
    Chistipher Steel ? I do not think it’s funded by Trump but ; he is blamed for Russia? Proof exists that it’s the HRC funded corruption but that does not matter. Blame Russian and all the proof points to HRC but ,Let’s investigate Trump and allow DOMESTIC ENEMIES TO OUR Nation ; destroy us without a Fight bc of we must be politically correct! We are done for ! I fear it is all over as many support Multi carivans coming our way as we are already divided , broke, no health care,
    No Medicare, No Educational System but we are getting More drugs and weed
    Legalized.
    Who would have ever imagined that Americans would fight to destroy us and
    take us back without a FIGHT to actually become Venezuela ?
    Congratulations and may God Help Us All. Sorry if that offends anyone’s
    sensitive Nature

  • Gary Stilwell

    11/14/2018 08:13 PM

    I see you didn't delve into the First Lady's recent blog---
    Seems to me she has finally had it with the swamp thing---sort of like the old addage "it's not nice to fool with Mother Nature"
    I predict this is a portent of getting more of the alligators caught

  • Marie Krause

    11/14/2018 07:55 PM

    After several month of watching little more than Fox news, Nascar Races, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and keeping up with my Bible, while taking care of a terminal cancer patient, I can only say that I am happy that God is still in control. Hopefully those who are disrespecting our president (therefore disrespecting those of us who voted for him), are going to have some problems when they get to the pearly gates.

    What happened to the law that used to be 'disturbing the peace', and why are those hoodlums allowed to terrify people in their homes, just because they are trying to educate people. Tucker has a very good show and is trying to drive home some information that should alert people of wrongdoing.

    Having worked in food service and retail sales for most of my life while raising 3 fine upstanding boys, who turned out to be a preacher, a chief deputy, and a production manager for Hydrochem, my social security check is below normal, and my education in 'finance' is very simple. A budget that keeps the bills paid, and food on the table. If someone has a degree in finance, and still comes across as a scatterbrained 12 year old on every other subject, and admit they don't know much about politics, they don't know much about life, much less how to control the finances of a 'country'. Whoever voted for Ocasio-Cortez needs mental attention.

    Hillery should have been investigated for a lot of reasons. What a shame.

    Our president speaks bluntly, and those of us who voted for him thinks it's about time that someone got up there and told it like it is, instead of reading a pretty speech everytime he has the mic. That's why we voted for him. The truth needs to come out. Our country is in trouble, and our 'investigators' need to stop 'investigating' someone who is trying to reveal the dirt that has been happening and covered up for years. They're just wasting taxpayer money. Shameful.

    I sincerely believe that God is still in control of our climate. After all, He created this whole universe and the bible speaks of all the things that are coming to pass. Of course.......I know there are a lot of people who have never read or believed. God is watching.....fortunately.

    Thank you for the evening news. I really enjoy it. Trouble is that people who don't read it, miss out on a lot of common sense. Thank you for letting me spout in my own blunt way :)

  • Lee Marcum

    11/14/2018 07:06 PM

    I bravely "stomached" watching CNN, MSBC, ABC, CBS, NBC NEWSY, and about 5 --8 more news stations, including FOX...I did NOT see one NOT a SINGLE DEMONCRAT welcoming the invasion in San Diego....not on liberal in CA opening up their homes to them... What I did see was about 90% of well fed, healthy young men invading our border...and a VERY busy border patrol enforcers very tired and definitely out-numbered and virtually helpless to do anything against the invasion. Plus we had to fed and give them water and provide transportation for the invading horde of men, and very few children and women. Unfortunately, I am and several people like myself have to try to survive with what the people did or did NOT vote for.

  • Edward Anthony Browning

    11/14/2018 06:51 PM

    Just want to say that I love your writings. Your wit and understanding of the human condition is so refreshing Mike!
    BTW, your daughter Sarah is so totally the best ever WH press Secretary. She is cool under pressure and doesn't let others get away with saying things that are detrimental to our Nation. Thanks for raising her with such good morality, ethics and compassion. Praise God, right?
    Loved your quip about Mother Jones writers....IF ONLY! ....no, I really woudn't want that, they might run outside and start a forest fire. (sarc) OUCH. Keep up the good work brother. In Christ alone ...t (t..for Tony, I go by my middle name)

  • Ed Williar

    11/14/2018 06:39 PM

    Thank you for staying on top of things and keeping us informed, Governor. I have voted for you in the past and I would vote for you, again!
    Your outlook and analysis is refreshingly accurate!

  • Robert Frey

    11/14/2018 06:33 PM

    Mike, I'm so angry I could spit and I don't know where to go with my anger. I read today where the Senator from Kentucky wants to cut "entitlement" programs such as Medicare to help with the budget. Where do these idiots come from? Social Security and Medicare would be financially fine if the President Johnson and the Democrats at the time had not pilfered the funds. Congress has an obligation to insure the solvency of what we, the folks who paid into Social Security, remains viable without cuts. If we want to improve the Health of Medicare, then stop doling out benefits to illegal aliens, people who've never worked a day in their lives and the other leeches feeding off the generosity of this nation. Please be a voice for those of us who depend on what we're receiving. Thank you.

  • frederick oates

    11/14/2018 06:32 PM

    If you go back to 2009, Obama felt that the diversion of 10s of billions of gallons of fresh water into the Pacific Ocean would somehow do wonders for the fish in California. Meanwhile, state forests were denied the luxury of the water from streams and rivers. This resulted in the forestry becoming overdry and never cleared of dying timber. A sure setting for the current state of fire in California. Even the request of Governor Scharnegger and other government officials fell on Obamas' deaf ears.

  • david huckabee

    11/14/2018 06:29 PM

    i still do not understand why with ALL the dirty tricks and possible crimes committed by some federal agencies and members of the DEMOC RAT party, i have yet to see read or hear about any indictments. at the same time anyone or anything associate or connected to TRUMP is pushed for an indictment or an impeachment. when do WE THE PEOPLE get JUSTICE?

  • Mary Ebach

    11/14/2018 06:28 PM

    I am a woman and as such I like men. I don't believe women should be involved in everything - I like to have a MAN in charge, making decisions. You are making wimps out of men, by putting women in everything - sorry you females, I still like men better!!!!!!!!

  • Susan Senner

    11/14/2018 06:24 PM

    Where are all the "stars" who live in California (particularly those in Malibu) who should be up front and center with financial support for those who have experienced loss in their state? They help out illegals invading our country, but not their own Californians? Pathetic. And, the reason our family does not watch the television or movies that feature them! To you, Governor Huckabee, and your daughter....please keep the faith! You are appreciated!