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October 20, 2021
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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Isaiah 43:2
  • REPORT: Gov't/banks to use "climate crisis" for financial control
  • America the Beautiful - Texas bluebonnets
  • "Comedy Emergency"
  • “Let’s Go Brandon Theme Song”
  • Fake news alert
  • A lesson for Joe Biden
  • Update on the ongoing genocide of Christians in Nigeria
  • "Bothsiderism"
  • Farewell, Betty Lynn (“Thelma Lou”) by Pat Reeder
  • Hymnal - It Is Well With My Soul

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

When you pass through the waters,

I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,

you will not be burned;

the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 43:2


REPORT: Gov't/banks to use "climate crisis" for financial control

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s something the White House was so eager for you to see, they released it with great media fanfare on...late Friday afternoon.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Climate-Finance-Report.pdf

Ah, we’re just having a little fun with sarcasm. As everyone who’s not an idiot knows, late in the day on Friday is when the government dumps documents it hopes will receive minimal media attention and stay under the radar. This time, it darned near worked, too; we’d like to thank Glenn Beck for calling attention to this report, dated October 14: A ROADMAP TO BUILD A CLIMATE-RESILIENT ECONOMY --- U.S. Climate-Related Financial Risk, Executive Order #14030.

Never mind all the climate-related predictions that have not come to pass. This report assumes the absolute worst, blaming climate change for all extreme weather such as wildfires and hurricanes, in a way that allows it to say that one out of every three Americans has been affected by the “climate crisis.” Our ability to deal with the financial fallout from this “climate crisis” is lacking, the report warns: “In short, the current suite of data, tools, disclosures and mitigation strategies fail to help investors, policymakers and the public understand and make decisions grounded in the economic realities of the climate crisis.” So, hooray, the government is here to fix that. This is our lucky day.

Biden’s Executive Order #14030, signed May 20, 2021, calls for the federal government to lead financial institutions by example by “appropriately prioritizing Federal investments.” And it’s far- reaching; “This report lays out a roadmap for measuring, disclosing, managing, and mitigating climate-related financial risk across the economy, including to the Federal Government, while also catalyzing public and private investment to seize the opportunity of a net-zero, clean energy future.”

This will require radical change and control---I mean nurturing guidance, but without this, we would really miss out. As the report says, “By sustaining the status quo, we not only face the mounting repercussions of climate change, but also...of missing out on on an historic chance for job creation, shared prosperity, and a more resilient future. THE UNITED STATES MUST INTEGRATE CLIMATE RISKS THROUGHOUT ALL RELEVANT ASPECTS OF THE ECONOMY AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM. [Emphasis mine.] And, in doing so, it must meet the moral and economic imperative to rectify decades of disproportionate environmental damage imposed on historically disadvantaged neighborhoods.”

This “broader economic strategy...leverages the full talent and creativity of all Americans by elevating equity [NOTE: “equity” means an engineered equality of outcome; see Critical Theory] as a top priority in all decision-making, and restores the United States’ relationship with key allies internationally, finding common ground to meet the global goals of the Paris Accord.”

Recall that newly-inaugurated President Biden rejoined the Paris Accord his first day in office. It’s described in this government press release at the time as “an unprecedented framework for global action.” And that’s exactly what it is.

https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-officially-rejoins-the-paris-agreement/

Criticism of this new "roadmap" is bound to be interpreted as “climate skepticism,” which is now verboten on YouTube, a subsidiary of Google. So, wasn’t that timed well?

Glenn Beck warned in March that this was coming, as banks were starting to implement “environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores” on their own. These were an outgrowth of the Paris Accords –- which Trump had wisely pulled out of before Biden brought us back in –- and simultaneous meetings of the world’s largest financial institutions. The World Bank and the U.N. brought together 230 banks and insurance companies to outline what became known as “The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI),” which drafts a methodology for, as Beck put it, “to bend the private sector to the will of the government by using banks as a pressure or a choke point.” We went hunting and found their “Principles of Responsible Banking.”

https://www.unepfi.org/banking/bankingprinciples/

Consistent with these, Article 2.1(c) of the Paris Accords states: “This Agreement...aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development AND EFFORTS TO ERADICATE POVERTY [emphasis mine], including by making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse emissions and climate-resilient development.”

This is the way government gets to follow all the money---I mean, “finance flows.” (I would add that this is very much in the spirit of the recent call for U.S. banks to report every transaction over $600.) It might also determine whether a bank will loan money to you and what you have to do in order to get it. This is, well, serfdom.

The one thing that was lacking till now was full U.S. government support, which is what the "roadmap" released on Friday apparently gave. It essentially means that financial incentives will be used to make the public conform to whatever the government deems of value in controlling and dealing with climate change. They argue that this will make us more competitive with nations such as China –- which makes no sense, as China won’t be bound by any of this. (And why should they, when they already HAVE total government control?)

The "roadmap" mentions French legislation called “France’s Energy Transition Law” that uses the principle of “comply or explain.” In France, every bank and every company needs to provide a full accounting to the government “disclosing all of their ESG measures.” Beck cites the most recent report from Coca-Cola in Europe that runs to 98 pages of “explanation” to justify their license to do business. But you don’t have to read 98 pages; note the two paragraphs titled “Global Relevance” on the PRI (Principles of Responsible Investment) website at the link and see that “comply or explain” is indeed a real thing.

https://www.unpri.org/climate-change/french-energy-transition-law-global-investor-briefing-on-article-173/295.article

The White House is directing Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to begin a similar initiative under the Financial Stability Oversight Council, using the justification that climate change is a national security threat. Knowing Janet Yellen, we’re sure she can’t wait to implement this.

We haven’t read the entire report yet, only the introductory parts, but according to Beck it will require Americans’ compliance in order to, say, continue having insurance or maintain a savings account. It does this under the auspices of protecting Americans’ savings and pensions.

Obviously, all businesses having contracts with the federal government will be particularly vulnerable to this control.

They're even “addressing climate risk in the VA lending programs.” That’s the amazing thing about “climate risk” –- it affects everything! VA lending is mentioned in the glowing press briefing from Friday, at the link.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/15/fact-sheet-biden-administration-roadmap-to-build-an-economy-resilient-to-climate-change-impacts/

Essentially, the government is using the perceived "climate crisis" as a pretext to run everything, to take control of what was left of the free market and everything we do or own. It’s not a crazy conspiracy theory –- it’s there in the report, and we really don’t even have to read between the lines very much to see how this works. By bringing the report out very quietly late on a Friday, they obviously were trying to keep any discussion of it as low-key as possible. Let’s see what we can do to foil that plan.

https://www.theblaze.com/shows/the-glenn-beck-program/glenn-beck-did-you-hear-biden-s-great-reset-warning-shot-to-banks


America the Beautiful

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"Comedy Emergency"

By Mike Huckabee

David Zucker, one of the writer/directors of “Airplane,” “The Naked Gun” and other classic comedies, wrote an article warning that we are in a “comedy emergency.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ari-j-kaufman/2021/10/17/state-of-fear-comedy-legend-slams-cancel-culture-n1524495

On the 40th anniversary of “Airplane,” Zucker says some of the funniest scenes couldn’t be done today because someone would cry that they were offended by them. He has some great comments at the link about the importance of comedy to help us laugh at uncomfortable subjects, and how that’s being killed by the “9 percenters.” That’s the roughly 9% of the population that’s on Twitter, where they’re given a worldwide platform and the shield of anonymity, and where they take every joke literally and bully comedians and studios into taking no risks.

He’s right, but it’s also worth remembering that these people only have the power that we are willing to grant them. Some studies have shown that they’re actually even less than 9 percent: that about 90% of tweets are generated by only about 10% of Twitter users. So if all Twitter users represent only 9% of the population, then we’re letting ourselves be bullied by a truly tiny handful of humorless loudmouths.

Well, I shouldn’t say “we” because I’ve never paid any attention to them. They attack me all the time, and I just laugh at them. I strongly suggest that everyone do that, especially comedians. Humorless leftist scolds hate everything except power, but the one thing they hate most is people deflating their sense of self-importance by laughing at them. So do it early and often.

“Let’s Go Brandon Theme Song”

By Mike Huckabee

And to prove David Zucker’s point about the left’s war on humor, a rapper who hit #1 on Apple Music with his “Let’s Go Brandon Theme Song” poking fun at President Biden had his TikTok account frozen. TikTok told him they plan to remove the song because he’s guilty of “harassment and bullying.” He asked, “But how?”

https://news.yahoo.com/tiktok-rapper-says-account-frozen-185200272.html

Is it now illegal to mock a sitting President? I bet Trump wishes that had been the rule when he was in office. Personally, I don’t see how criticizing Joe Biden amounts to harassment and bullying. Elder abuse, maybe…

Fake news alert

By Mike Huckabee

A report that a Canadian government memo banned the anti-Biden phrase "Let's Go, Brandon" is apparently a fake story that originated on Twitter.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/10/18/the-lets-go-brandon-craze-gets-serious-as-threats-of-retribution-loom-n458588


A lesson for Joe Biden

By Mike Huckabee

https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2021/10/18

Update on the ongoing genocide of Christians in Nigeria

By Mike Huckabee

I know that most Americans don’t care to read about the problems of nations on the other side of the world. But I urge you to read this story from the Epoch Times about the ongoing genocide of Christians in Nigeria (70,000 so far) at the hands of Muslim extremists.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/epoch-times-journalists-praised-for-coverage-of-nigerias-genocide_4051465.html

It’s shocking that so many American media outlets trumpet their belief that “black lives matter,” yet give no coverage to the genocide of black Christians in Nigeria. But Lara Logan of Fox Nation has produced a documentary on it called “21st Century Terrorism Revealed.”

One thing it reveals is that if you think, “It’s a terrible tragedy, but it has nothing to do with us,” you couldn’t be more wrong. Bad American policy under Obama had a direct impact on causing this genocide. Obama and John Kerry worked to undermine the Christian President of Nigeria because he passed a ban on gay marriage, and helped elect a Muslim President who’s turning a blind eye to the slaughter of Christians – and who also kept the ban on gay marriage.

Nor is the danger likely to stay isolated to Nigeria. As Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom told the Epoch Times, this is “not simply a human rights and humanitarian crisis of genocidal proportions, it is also an American security concern. Today, Mahanga is a terrorist base camp; tomorrow, half of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and economically prosperous country, could be one. The U.S. government must recognize the gains being made by Islamist extremists in this region under the approving eye of its President - an apologist President who continues to generously aid their efforts. Nigeria is rapidly becoming a global catastrophe.”

It may be too much to hope that the same President who just handed over Afghanistan to the Taliban and left our people behind will do anything about saving Christians in Nigeria or preventing that nation from becoming a new haven for global terrorism. But if enough Americans learn what’s going on and how it could come back to bite us, maybe our next President will.

"Bothsiderism"

By Mike Huckabee

You probably don’t need me to give you a list of “journalists” who’ve thrown any pretense of objectivity out the window and cover politics from the finely nuanced viewpoint of “Democrats good/Republicans BAD!” That would be a list so long that it would include the entire payrolls of several news networks and a number of major newspapers.

But when one of them writes a letter openly condemning “bothsiderism” (her derisive term for admitting that Republicans have a legitimate side to political arguments) and the others rush to Twitter to clap like seals in agreement with her, that kind of self-identification deserves to be noted for future reference -- in case you're ever wondering whether to give anything they write or say an iota of credence.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-reporters-promote-article-condemning-both-siderism

Farewell, Betty Lynn (“Thelma Lou”)

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)

I’m sad to report that on Saturday, actress Betty Lynn died at 95. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Beloved as Barney Fife’s girlfriend Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” her death leaves Ron Howard as the last surviving major cast member of that classic show.

While she was most famous as Thelma Lou, she had a long acting career, stretching from movie roles as a teenager alongside such stars as Bette Davis and Maureen O’Hara to many TV roles (do you remember her as Andy Griffith’s secretary in the first season of “Matlock”?)

TV writer/blogger Mark Evanier was very close to Betty, having grown up next door to her. He wrote, “You never met a sweeter, kinder human being than Betty Lynn.” She was like an aunt to him, so his blog has many posts about her life and his memories of her. This is a great example from his childhood of just how nice and caring she was:

https://www.newsfromme.com/2021/10/12/a-story-youll-like-2-2/

Here’s his link to what he thinks is the best obituary, put out by the Andy Griffith Museum in his hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina:

https://www.newsfromme.com/2021/10/17/all-about-betty/

She loved Mayberry fans and was known for attending fan fests and conventions. Fans would line up around the block for a photo and autograph, and she often remembered their names and asked about their family members by name, even if she’d only met them once, years before. Her love of Mayberry and what it stood for led her to retire to the closest thing to the TV town, Mt. Airy, where she became a beloved local celebrity and appeared regularly at the Andy Griffith Museum to greet fans and pose for photos.

I know you depend on me to tell you things that most obituaries won’t mention. So here's one from Mark Evanier: “She was deeply religious and apart from acting, the only profession she had ever contemplated was to become a nun.”

Also, Don Knotts left the show after five seasons, and so did she, since she believed Thelma Lou and Barney belonged together. But Knotts returned for a later episode about a reunion dance where Barney is distraught when Thelma Lou arrives with her new husband. Betty was so upset at the writers when she saw the script that she said the only way she could get through it was by telling herself that Thelma Lou was only pretending that a platonic male friend was her husband to save face. Personally, I tell myself that, too, when I watch it.

Fortunately, that misstep was rectified in the 1986 made-for-TV movie “Return to Mayberry,” where Barney and Thelma Lou finally got married. As God intended!

Rest in peace to a fine actress and a wonderful lady who will continue winning new generations of fans far into the future, especially with so many of us looking at the sorry state of the modern world and wishing we could “return to Mayberry.”

Hymnal

It Is Well With My Soul

To Listen: https://youtu.be/uNFzkOhDg_I

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say

It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well

With my soul

It is well, it is well with my soul

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed His own blood for my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, o my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

By Horatio Spafford

 

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  • George W. Trever

    10/22/2021 11:18 AM

    Where is the outcry for the increase in the greatest green-house gas in our atmosphere? What are our Political Leaders doing to reduce water-vapor from creating so much climate change? Or do they still think that CO2 is the problem, that contributes to less than 6% of captured infrared energy?

  • Gary Stilwell

    10/21/2021 08:00 PM

    re: climate crisis--this is the biggest pile of horse manure I have read in a while. The US was already carbon neutral under Trump, And trending DOWN(even faster than Fla's covid cases--we are now on the way back up-partly due to China and Russia.(their "plume" blows over us, so our jerkweed scientists can't figure out how this could happen---(ever hear of weather patterns, you idiots?--do you even know what the 'jet stream' is, and how it works???).
    You now claim everything from pork bellies to VA benefits are impacted by this--you need to look no further than a man by the last name of biden,(or his "handelers") to find the root cause of your distress.
    You might even claim the climate is foiling the recovery from the US instigated and funded research at the Chinese Wuhan Lab Of Virology(you will take note here that the lab is the only one which has their logo spelled out in ENGLISH--(wonder why that is, fauci??)--while we are at this, why were they doing this "research" in the first place??--trying to find a cure for a disease that didn't exist until it was created??????--maybe want to look at the Langley research into bioweapons that obama sent offshore when they were caught at it-including the SEC quarterly reports from moderna--guess who held the standard reporting of more than 10% of stock in the co. --and the over 4 mil $ infusion of capital just before the outbreak happened to pull them out of bankruptcy(again)--{you will not find this data anymore--it's been deleted}-fortunately, this cos. so-called "vaccine" has suffered myriad assualts due to the negative side effects of their product--The FDA has NO leg to stand on here--
    While we are talking about the FDA--their standard protocols for acceptance of a "vaccine" require the data to delineate whether or not > 50 humans have suffered "over-riding" negative effects, or death as a result of the tested treatment--Moderna,Pfizer treatments both killed over 1500 humans during trials--way more than enough to suspend further trials and suspension of the testing and reworking the therapy, yet the FDA proceeded with approval of the treatment in direct violation of their very own standards.
    We now have FDA potential approval of the Pfizer treatment to jeopardize our younglings--even with the documented debilitating long term effects of cardiac and circulatory issues----we are allowing these cos. to kill our children{who DO NOT have a statistical chance of exhibiting even mild symptoms of this 'flu", nor the propensity to transmit it}---These sick policies will kill off the population long before any climate change affects them--

  • Margo E. Bombard

    10/21/2021 01:12 PM

    I agree with you about our long lost comedians. At least they could take the humdrum out of every day by sharing a good belly laugh. The ones today, just don't have it. It's all political and contrived but not in a funny way. If it weren't for canned laughter, they would be the only ones laughing. I really miss George Carlin, Now he could do political! And the night show hosts, like Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Jay Leno. Or how about Flip Wilson or Jack Benny? Red Skelton used to blow me away. Shows like Laugh In. Or what about Don Rickles, For the love of Comedians, he wouldn't even be allowed on the stage. Phyllis Diller and Tim Conway, all the really great comedians. Sadly, gone all gone. Hopefully just for now.

  • Karen McCain

    10/21/2021 09:07 AM

    I really appreciate your website hymns, especially with the music!

    Thanks

  • Mike Manoogian

    10/21/2021 06:52 AM

    Global Warming and Climate change were the sales hook for a once floundering global wealth redistribution (socialism) movement aimed mostly at the US. The history is much like the CRT movement, the critical theory push to socialism that was floundering until "race" was inserted. The aims are the same, a totalitarian socialist America. Most Americans buy neither but a loud minority have the support of Pelosi/Schumer/Biden-Bernie who just might pull it off.

  • judith jakub

    10/20/2021 09:43 PM

    Just wondering - Wouldn't our "devout Catholic" president be very concerned and lead the way to redemption by sending help to Nigeria? Since he and Pelosi are of the same faith, I thought this would be a good way to redeem themselves, in the eyes of ALL religious, here in America. Just wondering!

  • Paul Kern

    10/20/2021 08:48 PM

    I notice that even your paper no longer mentions the Afghanistan tragedy. The Taliban still hunting down, Shooting and even beheading many.the Biden cabal pushing to reinstate a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem.
    Now many RINOs attempting to split further the Republican Party. Fir want I ask? Their thirty pieces of silver and thirty minutes of fame.
    I and many others are still for real people of character to vote for.

  • Carmine Fea

    10/20/2021 08:02 PM

    Gov. Huckabee: Thank you for your lengthy coverage of the "Report: Gov't/Banks to use "climate crisis" for financial control". President Trump had the right instincts about this, but his lack of Washington political knowledge and agenda promotion and their importance set us back and we are now fighting this uphill. It adds to the importance of republicans gaining control of Congress in 2022 and choosing most wisely the republican candidate for president in 2024. Make no mistake, President Trump educated the people of this country, showing the people America can be great for everyone. Trump made clear destructive policies are the result of small mindedness and small enjoyment of life, under Trump the people experienced what America can and should be for them.

  • William Robinson

    10/20/2021 04:22 PM

    "A Lesson For Joe Biden"? That's rich! To learn a lesson, one has to possess their mental faculties, something Ole Fondler has lost a long time ago (which is proven every day).

  • William Fuhrer

    10/20/2021 04:20 PM

    MANCHIN KNOWS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS WARPED INTO THE SOCIALIST PARTY