Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Romans 11:36
- "Huckabee" Preview
- Snopes.com Needs To Be Corrected
- Hilarious Piece
- 9/11 Group Tells Joe Biden To Stay Away
- A New Special Session In Texas
- The Price Of A First Class Stamp Is Going Up
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
By Mike Huckabee
Get ready for another great new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! Dr. Carol Swain will drop by to talk about the left’s obsession with dividing Americans by race. Historian Ned Ryan has some very timely lessons from the American Revolution about what can happen when politicians abuse power and the people get sick of having their freedom taken away. We’ll also visit “Our Kind of Town,” laugh with comic Jeff Jena and “In Case You Missed It,” and top it all off with fantastic music from country legends Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.
It all kicks off tonight at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
Snopes.com Needs To Be Corrected
By Mike Huckabee
I should start a regular segment called “Fact-checking the ‘fact-checkers,’” but I’m afraid it would be all I’d ever have time to do. Today’s subject is the (ahem!) non-partisan fact-checking site, Snopes.com. I’ve already covered this story, so I won’t go into detail on that (you can find the correction and follow-up here):
But the Snopes article contains a couple of glaring errors that need to be corrected.
This involves the story of the alleged Dallas black radical group that sent a letter to wealthy white liberals, claiming they made their money by oppressing minorities and to repent, they should not send their kids to Ivy League schools so there would be more room for minorities. That was so ridiculous, I assumed it was a hoax at first and ignored it. After it was covered by a number of news outlets that I assumed checked it out, and everyone was talking about it, I figured, “I guess we have to mention it,” but I was still dubious enough to voice my concerns that it might be a prank or hoax in the first sentence.
Because of that, I deliberately chose not to go into detail about the particular group that allegedly sent it. I just briefly recounted the story, told a few jokes about how dumb such notions are, and finished by saying that “While everyone is having a good laugh over this,” the parents should thank the group that sent that letter for doing them a big favor by scaring them into not sending their kids to an Ivy League college so they won’t come home as “insufferable, useless little socialists.” I thought that made the point that I wasn’t taking this very seriously.
When it started looking as if that was indeed a hoax, we immediately ran a correction with more info, as is our policy. Well, Snopes.com has now run a long piece looking into the story, and for some reason, among the thousands of conservative commentators who spent far more time on this, they chose to single me out for attack. They claim I “railed” against the group.
(Dan Bongino pointed out that this is the new liberal cliche: claiming that conservatives "railed" about something, implying that it was all angry emotion so people won't look at what was actually said. They had to come up with something new after everyone caught on to the "Republicans pounce" meme. The story is never the stupid things Democrats did, but that "Republicans pounced" in response to it. We've gone from "pouncing" to "railing," apparently.)
Of course, those who watch me on TBN know I’m famous for my angry rants. Actually, I’m not. I don’t “rail” at anybody. I prefer to use good-natured humor to point out the absurdity of leftist positions. I do this for three reasons: (1.) it’s more civilized; (2.) it’s more persuasive; and (3.) it drives them nuts.
Leftists have zero sense of humor about themselves. They think comedy is Stephen Colbert spewing DNC talking points while the studio audience claps instead of laughing. Dictators rule by fear, and nobody’s afraid of someone who’s being laughed at, which is why the wannabe dictators on the left have done everything in their power to terrify comedians into not making fun of them or their wacky ideas. Therefore, I consider it my patriotic duty to ridicule them. They want to be the Spanish Inquisition, and I say they should be treated the way Monty Python treated the Spanish Inquisition.
To me, the most interesting aspect of this story is the fact that Snopes and other "fact-checking" sites had to go to so much effort and research to try to debunk the story. That means if it was a hoax, it was a darn good one because it was virtually indistinguishable from the actual racist, divisive, self-serving horse droppings that are generated by real groups like this on a daily basis. Hardly anyone questioned it because as ludicrous as it was, it was actually pretty unremarkable as these things go.
Incidentally, most of my commentary wasn’t even inspired by that story, but by a friend of one of my writers. He’s an immigrant who found success in America, sent his American-born kids to what he thought were the best schools, and now he’s distraught because the older one came back home from college as an America-hating socialist.
So, Snopes.com, if you actually are interested in “facts,” I would appreciate it if you would get a few facts straight:
1. I did not “rail” against this particular group. I laughed at the entire idea.
2. I implied from the first sentence that it smelled like a hoax and used it only as a jumping-off point to mock leftist, race-mongering political hustlers in general.
3. You state at the end of your article that “As of Aug. 5, 2021, the following outlets had not corrected or updated their coverage of Dallas Justice Now, which still unquestioningly presents and describes Dallas Justice Now as a good-faith campaign or ‘Michele Washington’ as a real, sincerely-motivated person,” and you include my website on your list.
Our update/correction ran on July 29th, a full eight days before your article was posted. I also never mentioned “Michelle Washington” at all. And that’s a “fact.”
Maybe spend a little time checking facts before you make sloppy false accusations, mmm’kay?
By Mike Huckabee
Speaking of “unbiased” fact-checkers, read this hilarious piece about how an attempt to discredit Critical Race Theory opponent Christopher Rufo blew up in Washington Post “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler’s face. And for the record: he’s actually one of the better “fact-checkers” out there:
I love Rufo’s parting shot at WaPo and its self-aggrandizing motto: “Democracy dies when the media lies.”
9/11 Group Tells Joe Biden To Stay Away
By Mike Huckabee
As the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks draws near, a group of about 1800 survivors, family members of victims and first responders are telling President Biden to stay away from the commemorative ceremonies unless he keeps his promise to them.
They want to know what, if anything, the leaders of Saudi Arabia knew about the planned attacks and if they had any involvement with the 9/11 terrorists. Candidate Biden said, “The 9/11 Families are right to seek full truth and accountability…I will direct my Attorney General to personally examine the merits of all cases where the invocation of privilege is recommended, and to err on the side of disclosure in cases where, as here, the events in question occurred two decades or longer ago.”
The 9/11 group says investigations have implicated some Saudi government officials in supporting the attacks, but Biden hasn’t kept his promise and has turned a deaf ear to them since taking office (he seems more concerned with directing his Attorney General to target his political opponents.)
A man who lost his father in the Twin Towers said they are “frustrated, tired and saddened” by how the government continues to keep information about the deaths of their loved ones under lock and key. He said, “We had great hope that President Biden, who campaigned on bringing truth and trust back to the Oval Office, would value the lives and sacrifices of America’s citizens over diplomatic relations with a country accused of mass murder.”
I’m sure a lot of Americans are disillusioned about Biden’s promise to restore “truth and trust,” but there are few people who have as much moral high ground to stand on in demanding that Biden deliver on his promise to them.
A New Special Session In Texas
By Mike Huckabee
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called another special session of the Legislature to pass an election integrity bill, even as the 22 runaway Democrats/COVID superspreaders continue to refuse to come home. Now…and I’ll try to type this while laughing…they’re suing Abbott and the House Speaker for allegedly violating their Constitutional rights by trying to bring them back to do their sworn duty.
The lawsuit claims they have been "deprived of liberty for substantial periods of time, suffered much anxiety and distress over separation from their families, and much discomfort and embarrassment.”
Well, I’d say that falls under the category of “Dumb Stuff You Did To Yourselves.” As for suffering embarrassment, as with COVID, you’re not so much victims as carriers. You’ve certainly embarrassed the great state of Texas, which used to be known for heroes who refused to run from a fight. Now, it's known for...you.
Speaking of Democrat politicians who love holding power but hate doing their jobs, that’s the subject of my latest op-ed at Fox News. The upshot: if you find it too painful for your sensitive feelings to do your job, then resign:
The Price Of A First Class Stamp Is Going Up
By Mike Huckabee
You might want to stock up on Forever Stamps, since Postal authorities have agreed to raise the price of a first class stamp to 58 cents starting August 29th.
Also, they plan to make a change next year from first class mail being delivered in one to three days to delivery in one to five days.
So they’re charging more money for slower service? Yep, they’re definitely a government-run enterprise.