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February 9, 2021
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Good morning!

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • Impeachment "trial" starts this afternoon
  • Self-service checkout lanes lead to rise in shoplifting
  • Catholic Bishops respond to Joe Biden
  • "Follow the science"
  • Self-fulfilling Prophecy News

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

Impeachment "trial" starts this afternoon

By Mike Huckabee

If you have a strong stomach and want to watch the Senate impeachment "trial" that starts Tuesday, THE RIGHT SCOOP is carrying it live, starting at 12 noon EST.

This gigantic embarrassment to our country will likely stretch into next week, with one break. Since one of Trump’s lawyers, David Shoen, is Jewish, he has requested that the “trial” be suspended by 5PM on Friday and re-convene on Sunday.

As laid out by the NEW YORK POST, the sham proceedings on the first day will go on for up to four hours, with the time divided equally between House impeachment managers and Trump’s attorneys. This is when they’re going to argue for and against the constitutionality of the proceedings before the trial begins, so be prepared for a lot of lies and false accusations about Trump.

Yesterday, we talked about what Jonathan Turley and other legal experts have had to say about this “trial” --- notably, its lack of constitutionality. Trump’s lawyers will be making those same points today. Since the Democrats don’t have the law on their side, and they know it, be prepared for a hate-filled, Jake Tapper-like focus on Trump the man. Realize that the House managers can say anything they want about Trump (and his supporters) on the Senate floor, and no one can do a thing about it.

The tone of their argument will be like this: Who needs to follow legal standards and precedent and offer even the most basic rights when it’s the evil Trump who stands accused? Why, this was a “coup” staged by him and a pack of domestic terrorists to overturn a “perfect” election and the will of the American people. We HAVE to circumvent the Constitution in this case to protect our democracy!

And Biden talks about “unity.” It occurs to me that there are actions we could have impeached President Obama for --- when he was still in office --- but we didn’t. I suppose that if it’s okay to impeach a President after he’s left office, Republicans in Congress could put together a list of charges against Obama, including things we learned about after he was out, and simply wait for a House majority. So far, we haven’t let Democrats drag us down to that level, and we shouldn't, but if they insist on treating Republican leaders this way, “revenge politics” could become the norm and the whole system would crash.

But Trump’s lawyers released a very positive statement, expressing appreciation that “Senate Republican leadership stood strong for due process and secured a structure that is consistent with past precedent. This process provides us with an opportunity to explain to Senators why it’s absurd and unconstitutional to hold an impeachment trial against a private citizen.”

Trump IS a private citizen. And with everything they’ve thrown at him, and even a bout with coronavirus, he seems as energetic as ever. When I think of them impeaching Trump NOW, when he's gone, and how ludicrous and surreal that is, I imagine him grooving to that song by the Eagles…

"And I’m al---ready gone

And I’m fee—eeelin’ strong

I will sing --- this vict’ry song

Woo-hoo-hoo...woo-hoo-hoo!”

Anyway, the Senate will end their first day with a simple-majority vote on constitutionality, which will probably come out the same as the 55-45 vote they’ve already taken. As Sen. Rand Paul has pointed out, this vote already tells Democrats that they don’t have the votes to convict, even with those ten "Republican" senators who voted to let this farce go forward.

Since this vote will really be just a formality, we assume that starting at noon on Wednesday, each side will present its case in up to 16 hours of “trial” spread out over two days. Neither side can go over eight hours total. After the opening statements, senators will have up to four hours to ask questions. If the House managers want to subpoena witnesses and documents, up to four hours will be allowed for arguments. Or, if they decide not to go that way, the “trial” will shift to four hours of closing arguments, additional time for deliberations as requested, and a vote.

Again, Democrats can say anything they want about Trump during opening and closing arguments. They don't need evidence to back it up. This might be their last big opportunity to trash him in such a formal setting, with TV cameras, so they'll pull out all the stops. Imagine the worst lies ever told by Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Chuck Schumer, combined, and make that to the tenth power.

(It occurs to me that you really might not want to watch this. You know what we say here: "We watch the news...so you don't have to!")

Speaking of Sen. Shumer, he said of this process that “if the former President is convicted, we will proceed to a vote on whether he is qualified to enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.” Schumer is talking about whether or not Trump is to be disqualified from running for President again, but constitutional scholars have said that the presidency is not an “office of honor, trust or profit.” Those are APPOINTED positions. The writers of the Constitution did not want senators to be able to override voters on their choice for elective office.

So --- hypothetically speaking, as the necessary 2/3 vote to convict seems unachievable --- if they did convict Trump and “disqualify” him from holding elected office again, the Supreme Court would have to decide if that was constitutional, and it almost certainly would not be. Most likely, in the end, the House and Senate will have wasted a week (and much more prep time) on this stagecraft, just to enjoy railing at an empty chair where their collective hallucination of Trump is sitting, and then they’ll vote, their vote will fall short, and it will be over.

Until somebody tries some other way to get Trump.

Does this whole thing sound psychotic to you? We agree with Roger L. Simon: it's pathological.

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Self-service checkout lanes lead to rise in shoplifting

By Mike Huckabee

The great basketball coach John Wooden famously noted that “the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” Unfortunately, it seems that stores with self-checkout lanes are going to have to start watching a lot more closely.

GetPocket.com reports that the rise of self-service checkout lanes has made shoplifting easier, and many people are taking advantage of that, and even sharing theft tricks on the Internet. A survey of shoppers found that 20% admitted to having stolen in the past. And some are making it a regular habit: a recent audit of supermarket sales in Great Britain found that out of $21 million in sales, $850,000 worth of merchandise left the store without being scanned.

One anonymous Reddit poster declared, “Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron. There is NO MORAL ISSUE with stealing from a store that forces you to use self checkout, period. THEY ARE CHARGING YOU TO WORK AT THEIR STORE.” Others claim they would never steal a $20 bill from another shopper, because a person would miss the money and be harmed, but a big store isn’t.

Aside from the fact there isn’t an asterisk next to “Thou shalt not steal” that leads to a footnote saying, “Except from big stores,” the whole premise is false. I’m not crazy about stores replacing workers with self-checkouts, but supermarkets operate on very small profit margins already.

With the level of theft mentioned above, this is bound to result in the stores either closing (and people complaining that they now live in a “food desert”), getting rid of self-checkout lanes (some already are, leading to complaints about longer checkout lines), or higher prices. That means the cost of the stuff thieves steal will come right out of the pockets of the other shoppers the thieves claim they would never steal from because that would harm innocent people. I guess if it harms all of us, it’s okay.

Maybe we should rephrase Coach Wooden’s definition of character to what a person does when he THINKS no one is watching, as a reminder that God is always watching. He must be sorely disappointed with a lot of people in checkout lanes these days. I hope your “free” jar of olives is worth it.

Catholic Bishops respond to Joe Biden

By Mike Huckabee

Remember when it looked certain that Joe Biden would become President, and the Washington Post ran a gushing feature about how he was going to “redefine what it means to be a Catholic in good standing,” meaning more focus on "’Catholic teachings on poverty, refugees and the environment’ than on those doctrines used by some to fight LGBT rights and reproductive freedom.”

(For those not fluent in leftist euphemisms, “reproductive freedom” means “killing babies in the womb.” Another way they fuzzy-up reality is by calling it “reproductive justice,” although I doubt it feels like justice to the innocent children being slaughtered.)

Well, now that he’s in office and doing everything possible to empower and fund abortionists and, via executive order, force American taxpayers to pay for abortions in other nations, here’s a statement from Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop David J. Malloy, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace. It doesn’t sound as if they think Biden’s “redefining what it means to be a Catholic in good standing” so much as violating the faith’s most sacred beliefs:

“It is grievous that one of President Biden’s first official acts actively promotes the destruction of human lives in developing nations. This Executive Order is antithetical to reason, violates human dignity, and is incompatible with Catholic teaching. We and our brother bishops strongly oppose this action.”

“We urge the President to use his office for good, prioritizing the most vulnerable, including unborn children.”

But then, they’re just Catholic Bishops. How could they possibly know as much about what the Catholic faith stands for as the Washington Post?

"Follow the science"

By Mike Huckabee

We get lectured a lot from the left telling us to “follow the science!” And sometimes it’s more than a lecture. We get screamed at. Follow the science! Listen to the scientists!”

It’s just hard to figure out what science these folks are following themselves. When I’m told that a biological boy can declare himself to be a girl and even participate in girls sports, I’m wondering what the science is that says that makes sense? When I was a little boy, I used to pretend to be a cowboy, a soldier, a super-hero, or a policeman. But not one person in my neighborhood actually believed I was any of those things. I sometimes even got a yardstick and the lid from a metal garbage can and pretended to Sir Lancelot with my imaginary sword and shield, but I never really believed that I was Sir Lancelot. I really wasn’t thinking about the science, I was just living in a place called reality. My God-given biological assignment as a boy couldn’t be imagined away and if I had tried to insist that everyone call me Marianne instead of Mike and had worn a dress to school in the 2nd grade, I can assure you that no one would be applauding me for my courage in demanding that I be called by my preferred pronouns.

Have you noticed that boys who pretend to be girls usually win athletic contests for girls, but do you ever hear of a girl winning in sports against boys when she declares she’s a boy? If gender is just something I can choose the same way I choose an ice cream flavor, why aren’t the results the same? Maybe science can explain that.

And abortion supporters say we need abortion because it’s to protect women’s health. But how is a woman’s health protected by conducting an unnatural irreversible surgical procedure that results in the death of a baby, especially when the baby is a girl, or a future woman. Sure didn’t protect HER health! Doesn’t science really say that when 23 male chromosomes unite with 23 female chromosomes, those 46 chromosomes become a unique human being, and has the biological imprint of his or her DNA that will be his or hers for the rest of one’s life.

We get it that climate does change, but it’s always been changing. Most real scientists believe that climate is cyclical-not linear, meaning that there are patterns that repeat themselves rather than climate operating in a straight line. The people who are most alarmed that we’re making too big a carbon footprint by using oil and gas are also the ones who fly around in jets, live in large and energy consuming homes, and get driven in large, chauffeured vehicles.

And hasn’t science always said that in an outbreak of severe disease, we must isolate the sick people from the healthy people? Then why in the time of Covid-19 did we isolate the healthy people and quarantine THEM? Doesn’t seem very scientific.

I wasn’t the best science student in my high school, but I learned enough to know that I couldn’t pretend to be a girl when I wasn’t; I couldn’t think it was okay to take the life of an innocent baby because that would make a woman healthier, or that if we’d walk or ride bicycles everywhere we could somehow save polar bears and the coastline.

I’m for science. But some of the insanity the left is peddling is far from being scientific. It’s not science, it’s just plain silly.

Self-fulfilling Prophecy News

By Mike Huckabee

A “study” by the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights claims that it’s a “false allegation” that social media discriminates against and silences conservatives. Here’s a quote:

“The claim of anti-conservative animus is itself a form of disinformation: a falsehood with no reliable evidence to support it. No trustworthy large-scale studies have determined that conservative content is being removed for ideological reasons or that searches are being manipulated to favor liberal interests.”

(Hope you weren’t swallowing coffee when you read that. Try searching for any story involving the name Trump on Google and see what comes up if you don’t believe searches are being manipulated to favor liberal interests.)

As Paula Bolyard at PJ Media points out, you have to get to page 20 of this manure pile to find that the data available to researchers on whether social media companies harbor an anti-conservative bias is not sufficiently detailed to answer that conclusively. But that didn’t stop the authors from conclusively declaring that complaints of bias are a “false allegation.” That’s even the name of their study!

Read the whole thing. Also, bonus points to Ms Bolyard for quoting from George Orwell’s “1984,” which seems to have become the left’s how-to manual:

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

As for the claim that there is no bias against conservatives in social media…I have no words.


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  • Linda Koppel

    02/10/2021 06:47 PM

    Loved, loved, loved your "Follow the Science" commentary. I was hoping at 3 :30 am that someone would address following the science of those who can't even tell a male from a female ( which even a two/three year old can) or knows that a baby in the womb is a human being and shouldn't be murdered. If women really want to be in control of their sexual freedom and reproductive rights....get some self respect and self control! And there birth control is effective birth control and no one has to died for someone elses irresponsible behavior. Now I'd REALLY be excited if you could just ask one of these " scientists" where they think electriciy comes from for charging all the electric cars we're going to be forced to buy/drive? It doesn't come from thin air but alas mostly fossil fuels. The same fossil fuels that have to be used in production of wind turbines and solar panels. Whew...on a role! BTW, I've only ever had a presidential election sign in my yard and bumper sticker on my car in one election ... And that was for you, Mike Huckabee!!!

  • William Fuhrer

    02/10/2021 08:41 AM

    HOW AFTER POPE JOHN PAUL ii PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN COULD BE SO DISORIENTED ON CATHOLIC TEACHING IS MIND BOGGLING. ONLY AN ATHEISTIC SOCIALIST COULD THINK SO LOWLY OF LIFE. LIFE IS SACRED

  • William Fuhrer

    02/10/2021 08:36 AM

    HARSH CRITICISM: AS LONG AS THE STAND OF JUDGING POLITICIANS IS HARSH CRITICISM. SHOULDN'T THERE BE HARSH CRITICISM OF THOSE MAYORS AND GOVERNORS WHO LET TERRORIST DESTROY AND OCCUPY THEIR CITIES AND MAKE THEM APOLOGIZE TO THOSE WHO HAD THEIR BUSINESSES BURNT DOWN AND LET SO MANY OF THEIR CITIZENS BE SHOT ON WEEKENDS

  • Cindy Schanne

    02/10/2021 08:03 AM

    Thank you Mike! I appreciate your willingness to use your commitment to God and Country to bring conservative news to Americans that love their Country and believe in the Constitution that our Freedoms are founded on! Your humor is whipped cream on the sundae! May God continue to bless you and your family. I will continue to pray for you and our Great Nation. God Bless American!

  • Nancy Pelosi

    02/09/2021 08:29 PM

    If you want to take away Facebook or Twitters power, stop using them.
    They will dry up and blow away, when people stop using them.

  • Joseph Orsini

    02/09/2021 08:17 PM


    Do we have any DATA on the number of boys claiming to be girls and vice versa?

  • Bob Byrns

    02/09/2021 07:36 PM

    Why don't these Catholic bishops just excommunicate Joe Biden? I thought that was the standard procedure for someone that could be described in the terms these bishops have described Joe Biden?

  • Paul Kern

    02/09/2021 06:17 PM

    We have now started down the rabbit hole Alice went thru. Just like addicts constantly searching for the next high. The Rule of Law us now the Rule of my Group.
    I keep looking for sane voices. I have only found average citizens who speak with clarity.
    The Left and RINOs have successfully split the nation to the joy of their shadow masters who bow to Satan
    We must seek God's intervention and wisdom.

  • Sharon Estes

    02/09/2021 05:44 PM

    Please comment on the findings of Dr. Pierre Kory (flccc.net) and the recent revision on January 14 by the NIH regarding the use of IVERMECTIN in prevention and treatment of Covid. When I read through all the information and studies and FACTS that have emerged worldwide on this website, I am AMAZED our medical community does not seem to be taking this seriously! Countries that have adopted this protocol/treatment have seen dramatic decreases in Covid outbreak and death.

    Youtube recently removed Dr. Kory's testimony to Senate committee in early December, calling it "disinformation"! What is going on here??? It really feels as if SAVING LIVES is not the main thing!

  • Ken McGlothlen

    02/09/2021 05:16 PM

    On your comments about "czars," isn't czar just another four letter word, only Russian?

  • Floyd Unger

    02/09/2021 04:30 PM

    Thank you

  • PAUL Schaber

    02/09/2021 04:26 PM

    Instead of complaining about the losses, may those large self-service department stores and other facilities should go and research the reasons for the thefts, they may find out that the reason for the thefts is due to the poor employment opportunties in the area, you cannot live on promises with no results. and that is all you see since the arrival of the Biden Administration. Just look at what major employment
    problems it has caused in people and the people that supply the parts along with loss of revenue for the support units like hotels, motels, resturants, supply and the trucking and anyother company that is llinked to the pipeline or to the building of the wall.

    This sham being done in Waashington only shows you that you cannot keep kicking that dead horse, when all around you there more and more dead horses dropping right in front you. Employment oppertunies gone. our children are almost one to five years behind in educational needs,, while teachers and other people who are only out there for themselves and not the students. Our enemies have shown repeatedly their new and improved weapons systems and knowing that they can now get away with almost anything with no fear. There are Marxist groups, who have openly stated to burn down Washington DC and nothing happens, Main Street just look the other way and blame someone elses But when the problem comes to their sacred areas, do they scream. Well like they say in the story of Peter and the Wolf, when the real wolf showed. NO ONE CAME.

  • Stephen Russell

    02/09/2021 04:13 PM

    Why is CA under lockdown:
    Biden in office
    Open up state
    Or other games

    Trying to up set 74M Trump voters I see

  • Stephen Russell

    02/09/2021 03:54 PM

    Self checkout system reforms:
    o Weigh items on scale.
    o CCTV cameras?
    o sensors to detect "added"weight, less?
    o X Ray bags.
    ALL Retail stores.

  • Julie sutton

    02/09/2021 02:14 PM

    Mike, do you think it’s possible that they really want to impeach Trump because if it’s ever proven the election was dishonest he wouldn’t still be the Pres. because they impeached him. !!!
    I sure hope I’m wrong.

  • David Clark

    02/09/2021 01:32 PM

    In Science there is no "consensus." Taken in the whole there is only one reality. The majority will always be interested in why the three percent dissent because the dissenters may know something the others don't.

  • John R Clalrk

    02/09/2021 01:17 PM

    thank you for your newsletters of the truth and I wrote to Trump at his Florida address to thank him for his service.

  • Kathy Mastel

    02/09/2021 12:55 PM

    Good morning. Thank you so much for this newsletter. I’m so proud of Sarah for running for governor! She is amazing!

    I trust your feedback, so I had a couple of questions. I’d like to get your thoughts on what we can do as private citizens. We’re feeling pretty helpless right now. Personally, I’m watching my country fall apart and it makes me so sad! I don’t know what to do, or how I can change things. Praying, of course. Voting, of course. How else can our voice change what’s going on in this country? How else can we fight?

    Thank you for your voice!!

  • judith jakub

    02/09/2021 12:39 PM

    I can "bear witness" to the FACT that Facebook is definitely biased against Trump supporters. I have been extremely vocal, on FB, as I depend on the medium as MY voice since becoming a cancer survivor. Fighting the results of chemo and lung cancer, my activity depends on social media. Last year I was subjected to 1 week, then 2 weeks, and TWICE, 30 days each in facebook jail for false allegations which were NOT warranted since most were sharing another member's post. This year, so far, either I get a blocking box, try again notice, stopping my sharing a biden observation or constantly notification of "false disinformation" and is attached to my post for all to see. When Zuckerberg posted a notice informing all participants that "comments" were being removed, to protect the subject (biden/harris, anti-trump propaganda, anything embellishing Trump) was zuck's way of shutting ALL trumpers up and pushing anything American but pro-demonRAT agenda. Disgusting. Communism/hitlerism agenda completely welcome. FB, along with rest of media selling us to china in a blink of an eye.

  • Doyle Kent

    02/09/2021 12:20 PM

    Quote: "It’s just hard to figure out what science these folks are following themselves." Sorry, I thought that answer was obvious. It's Political Science.

  • Carmine Fea

    02/09/2021 12:04 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee: I repeat this because it seems to have been overlooked in Trump's impeachment and it is important. The facts support President Trump did NOT incite an attack on the Capital and insurrection. The facts support President Trump had NO intent whatsoever to incite attack on the Capital and insurrection. As the President's words made clear he wanted: (i) the electoral vote count occurring at the Capital to continue (ii) republican senators to argue against election irregularities and violations of Constitutional election law, and (iii) VP Pence to revise the electoral vote count based on the law and election irregularities.

    President Trump's words and intent obviously make clear he wanted Constitution election laws upheld for the election and electoral votes, nothing more and nothing less, which raises the question, who did not want our Constitution election laws upheld in our election and electoral votes?

  • Wanda Agre

    02/09/2021 12:00 PM

    Loved the Newsletter & especially your comments on abortion. Something you might mention on that subject is: Pregnancy is Not a Disease and is not a matter of women's healthcare. Many women actually try to make it happen.
    Thanks, and keep up the good work & the good fight.

  • Josh Spurlock

    02/09/2021 11:59 AM

    Self-checkout shoplifting:
    Gov. Huckabee, I disagree with the conclusion that self-checkout registers are leading to a rise in theft, as they have been around for years. The underlying cause in the current crime wave is the fact that stores are forcing would-be thieves to conceal their identity. The mask mandates that stores (especially big corporations like Walmart) have put in place has emboldened those among us that were already shoplifting on a regular basis. I think that the narrative that self-checkouts are the problem was created to cover for these ill-advised policies. I do agree with you that these stores will pass the cost of their error on to the customers, I just hope that logic will prevail before that point. I, for one, will not shop anywhere that mandates masked bandits.

  • jack macdonald

    02/09/2021 11:39 AM

    Since the Communists in congress like Rep Barbara Lee (how does an anti gun person get elected in Texas ?) want to take our guns so we can't defend ourselves wants all people to be psychoanalyzed to own a gun, why shouldn't this apply to people in congress who are far more capable of endangering me than a gunowner?

  • jack macdonald

    02/09/2021 11:23 AM

    Because this entire impeachment effort is undeniably unconstitutional shouldn't all Involved in this farce be assessed the cost and removed from office for violating the very constitution they took and oath to defend? I thought this was a sacred oath and the only reason for taking it was to ensure that they would honor that commitment. I'm a little confused as to whether anything has any meaning anymore. How many more ways can this process be raped and twisted?