Evening Edition - July 17

July 17, 2020 |

HIS PICTURE SHOULD BE IN THE DICTIONARY NEXT TO...

The New York Post reports that America’s worst Mayor, Bill DeBlasio, has finally found an act of vandalism that he cares about. Someone threw red paint on the “Black Lives Matter” mural that he had painted on the street in front of Trump Tower - a blatantly political use of public funds designed to provoke the President during a fiscal crisis when he’s begging Washington for money (see, I told you he was the worst mayor in America. But that’s just the beginning.)

By painting that, he’s created a public space guaranteed to polarize the public and spark conflict, which is continuing between pedestrians every day. Some bystanders who watched it being painted told reporters that they oppose racism but do not support BLM (NOT the same thing, by the way), and as Trump supporters, were angry that their tax money was being used for this.

For whatever reason, someone already vandalized it by throwing a bucket of red paint on it overnight. It was immediately cleaned up, but DeBlasio is declaring that the vandal will be found, arrested and punished. Yes, in the midst of a major spike in violent crime, with shootings up over 130% in one year, homicides at a five-year high, and the NYPD stretched beyond their limits, and while he’s dismantling the police department and slashing their budget, he's also demanding police devote time to tracking down whoever threw some paint that’s already been cleaned away. This, after a number of other public monuments and buildings have been vandalized far worse while he not only did nothing, he cheered it on.

Meanwhile, with his own cops still recuperating from being attacked with a bat by a protester on the Brooklyn Bridge and violent crime at a 25-year high with horrific crimes like this…

...DeBlasio declared that New York City is safer and better because it now has the fewest people in jail since the 1940s. That’s thanks to him releasing inmates due to COVID-19, doing away with bail, tying the hands of the police and condoning criminality in general. Although it should be noted that he still wants anyone who violates his curfew to be arrested along with whoever threw paint on his BLM mural.

He definitely does not deserve to be in the Mayor’s office, but he does deserve a place in the dictionary. There’s “dumb,” then there’s “utterly clueless,” then beyond that, there should be “DeBlasio.”

LOUSY MAYOR NEWS

In further “Lousy Mayor” news, the Mayor of Chicago (an office that’s been in the hands of Democrats since 1931) joined New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio in blaming the rise in violent crime in her city on the coronavirus. Yeah, that must be it. Before that stuck a few months ago, everything was going great in both of those cities!

And let’s not forget that the Mayor of Portland, Oregon, is also challenging the Mayors of New York City, Chicago and Seattle for that coveted “Worst Mayor in America” title.

THE WASHINGTON CODE-TALKERS

The Navajo Nation suggested that if the Washington Redskins want a new name that honors Native Americans, they should call themselves the Washington Code Talkers, in honor of those who used their tribal languages as unbreakable codes to help win World War II.

As much as those heroes deserve to be honored, I doubt the team owners will see “Code Talkers” as fierce or snappy enough to stack up against the Rams, Broncos, Cowboys, Eagles, Seahawks and Vikings. Besides, considering the latest news, Native Americans might not want to be associated with the team, which could end up being known as the Washington Sexist Pigs.

LOST IN TRANSLATION

A Connecticut bar has pulled Yellow Belly Beer, a $40 Swedish beer, after it was served to a black customer who was shocked at how much the bottle looked like a KKK hood. You can see a photo at the link, and yeah, it really does. The packaging is even more shocking than the price.

The brewer claims it was “created to denounce racism… promote open-mindedness… packaged in paper deliberately to denounce organizations like the KKK.” They explained, “Yellow Belly — a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward. To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group. A signifying trait of institutionalized racism. This beer is brewed to celebrate all things new, open-minded and progressive. A peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuits, butter or nuts. Taste, enjoy, and don’t be prejudiced.”

Personally, it sounds kind of heavy on the “nuts” to me. This is a textbook example of “lost in translation.” Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit had the best suggestion: redesign the bottle to look like Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Then nobody will care if it wears a KKK hood.

FAKE NEWS FRIDAY

No, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not imply that we should ignore science and reopen schools. She meant that we should ignore people who say the science demands schools remain closed because “the science is on our side here,” and it shows that children are at far less risk from the coronavirus than from the seasonal flu.

This is one of the rare examples of a misquote that was so egregious, even CNN’s Jake Tapper corrected his own colleagues who were repeating it.

A CONTRARIAN VIEW ON WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

Speaking of the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, while some places are panicking over a spike in positive tests and demanding we shut down the economy again, here’s a contrarian view.

Citing government statistics and charts, this lengthy article argues that most places are approaching or have reached herd immunity, and the virus is already on its last legs and not coming back. Even as the number of positive tests is rising, the death rate has plummeted. Hospitalizations are up, but the numbers include many patients who are in the hospital for some procedure they put off for months, and who just happen to be positive for the virus but aren’t there because of it. He also quotes a doctor who notes that the CDC used to define a “case” as someone who’s actually sick, but they define a COVID-19 case as anyone who’s carrying the virus, even if there are no symptoms.

Ironically, the author partially credits all those protests for spreading the virus. They spread it mostly among healthy young people who were the least likely to get sick from it, which boosted herd immunity.

I’m not saying I endorse his conclusions, but I thought you might want to see that there are other interpretations besides “The sky is falling and the second wave is going to kill us all!” Anyone who disagrees is more than welcome to offer alternative explanations for the charts that show positive tests rising while the death rate is plummeting.

For all the media figures and politicians were rooting against and trying to block the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients just because President Trump said it might work, take a look at the chart from France in this article. It shows what happened to the case fatality rate between the moment when a bogus study trumpeted by biased media outlets got the drug banned and the moment when the study was retracted and doctors were allowed to prescribe it again.

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN FRANCE, WHEN DOCTORS BEGAN PRESCRIBING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AGAIN

For all the media figures and politicians were rooting against and trying to block the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients just because President Trump said it might work, take a look at the chart from France in this article. It shows what happened to the case fatality rate between the moment when a bogus study trumpeted by biased media outlets got the drug banned and the moment when the study was retracted and doctors were allowed to prescribe it again.

I think we can now officially classify Trump Derangement Syndrome as a fatal disease, except it doesn’t kill the carrier, it kills other people.

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  • Kathy Backer

    07/20/2020 01:03 PM

    Hi MIke,

    I just read the story on the Hydroxychloroquine used in France and it seems to be working there,
    but just like here in the US they had it banned because President Trump said it might work. Lets
    get this news out so that we can get kids back in school and start getting some lockdowns open again, and maybe churches can sing again!

  • Rita Schwass

    07/19/2020 05:02 PM

    Homeopathy has been very successful against the Wuhan flu. Sadly, Big Pharma has a choke hold on remedies being used in the USA .

  • Cindy Leach

    07/18/2020 11:12 PM

    Mike I’m hoping you have heard about Dr. Richard Bartlett who is becoming well known due to his treating patients with Covid and seeing people cured. He is a Christian man with a desire to get such information before President Trump. I think he needs to be on the task force.
    You can see what he’s doing by going to YouTube and looking for recent interviews with Debbie Georgatos on America Can We Talk on July 2, 2020. He said that Senator Cruz has his information. I think he, Dr Bartlett would be great on your show.

    Thank you!
    Cindy & Don Leach
    Washington, Illinois

  • Bill Goldsby

    07/18/2020 07:47 PM

    When you talk about Mayor "Donkey" Deblasio's misuse of Taxpayers Dollars in painting the. BLM in front of the Trump Tower and then threatening the vandal who poured red paint on it.

    Well in Contra Costa County, California the District Attorney Diane Becton is going all the way. She has filed Hate Crimes Charges against the two people who tried to paint over the BLM sign that was planted in front of our Main Courthouse in Martinez, California. https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/07/07/martinez-pair-charged-with-hate-crime-in-mural-defacement/

    You see Ms Becton-s campaign for DA was funded by none other than George Soros and there was very little evidence of hiding that her main contributions came from outside our County! Now she has hardly prosecuted any cases since becoming DA, but has been working on overturning old cases. ??

    It's bad enough our Governor is releasing prisoners from prisons that have large numbers of COVID-19 cases into Society, without guarantee that they are COVID-19 Safe! But we have a DA wanting to release more dangerous ones on top.

  • Judith Gormley

    07/18/2020 06:38 PM

    Calling BLM painted on streets a mural is once again the left changing the meaning of a word, it is graffiti. A mural is a very large painting, image or enlarged photograph applied directly to a wall or ceiling. Graffiti are markings as initials, slogans or drawings written or sketched on a sidewalk, walls or the like. I think it is degrading to the black community.
    Your Sister in Christ,
    Judith Gormley

  • cynthia chauncey

    07/18/2020 04:57 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee. Thankyou for your insightful newsletters. I just wanted to say that here in Hawaii we are doing the mail in ballots for the next election. I am worried that there will be lots of fraud happening. I’m the only one voting in my household yet 3 ballots were mailed to my address. One was for my daughter who hasn’t lived with me for about 10 years and lives in another state. The ballot has her maiden name on it. I can definitely see how fraud can happen. They had us send in signatures but My daughter did not and the other person whose ballot was sent to my address he didn’t either. Who is going to check all of those signatures? I’m afraid we will not have a fair election.

  • nancy spicer

    07/18/2020 02:53 PM

    where can I find out whom to vote for, besides Trump, in the Nov. election? I'm a spirit filled believer that thanks God for president Trump.
    Really enjoy your show and newsletters! God bless.

  • Floyd A Unger

    07/18/2020 12:17 PM

    Thank you

  • James Evart

    07/18/2020 11:36 AM

    May God bless you and yours Mike, family and staff for the good job that you are doing.

  • Dale Baker

    07/18/2020 10:01 AM

    Regarding DeBlasio's mural in front of Trump Tower: I'd like to see a mural painted on Broadway that says "The Great White Way". Sounds ridiculous. They both are.

  • Jerry

    07/18/2020 06:27 AM

    DeBlasio and cuomo are two bad villains terrorizing Gotham city as the city begs for someone to come and save it from the two evil forces. I think the new tv series will have Donald trump come in and protect and clean the scum off the streets I think ny has enough crime going on for a least a 4 years of episodes and wouldn’t it be nice to see DeBlasio and cuomo behind bars for the rest of their life’s

  • Heidi Petrick

    07/18/2020 02:58 AM

    Hey Governor, I think the only way to put it and to put it as kindly as possible is when the Mayor isn’t firing on all four cylinders, time to retire and get a new Mayor before the people start looking like Bill The Cat when said city is mentioned. Thanks for the information Governor, God bless you and yours. Heidi.

  • Genia George

    07/17/2020 10:45 PM


    thank you for your great insight and opinions and your wonderful newsletter.

  • Gail. Niemiec

    07/17/2020 10:29 PM

    You are always right on. Please, continue to send me your twice daily comments. Thank you

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    07/17/2020 10:27 PM

    Thanks for the link to the French study. Got any similar information on the USA : riots / protests
    " start dates " vs: " time of spike an hospitals " ? Inquiring minds want to know ;-}

  • Ivanka 2024

    07/17/2020 10:01 PM

    Praying the Dimparty disappears completely Nov. 3rd when Prez. Trump wins ALL 50 STATES!

  • Judy Radley

    07/17/2020 09:58 PM

    Now they are protesting curfews in Rochester, NY. The curfew is noted at 'no large group gatherings after 11:00pm in Rochester, NY." Well of course there are protests about that, as that is when most criminal behavior happens and these lug-heads are against their city to be safer at night. How stupid protesters are every where it seems, and yes, most are of black people, i.e. black lives matter.... I thought they want black lives to matter, but to protest a curfew to help keep black lives and other lives safe, why be against it if they truly don't care about any lives mattering anyway? They only want their own fame on TV news reports, that seems to be the only thing that matters to them, which is childish, like a spoiled child craving for attention, and even bad attention is better than none. Definitely mental illness or incomprehensible somehow. Probably all the ingested drugs and alcohol that young people of all races indulge themselves in thinking, it is okay, but mostly maybe to escape their horrible childhood upbringing that not having discipline from caring two-parent families cause. A parent needs to 'love their children enough to let them hate them when they tell them no you can't do that.' It's discipline, that's what God made parents for as well. I read that somewhere. How can children know right from wrong when their parents don't draw the line between good and bad behavior? Too many parents don't care enough to discipline their children because Liberal Govt. makes it somehow seem bad or as child abuse to tell the children NO! or to go into Time Out! Again, Liberal agendas will tear down a decent, civilized society faster than any virus can cause.

  • William Schlumpf

    07/17/2020 09:53 PM

    You may correct my careless misspelling of "forgotten" in my comments if you like.

  • William Schlumpf

    07/17/2020 09:50 PM

    Thank you for the link to JB Handley's excellent well reasoned article. I help out with a little ministry to the homeless in the inner city of Paterson NJ. We are on the streets Saturday mornings handing out food and drink and sharing the Gospel. There is no evidence of the Chinese lab virus - none - and many are forgoing the masks. In fact there are more dirty masks on the ground and washing into the sewers (and into the realm of the hapless sea turtle) than on people's faces. If the most susceptible in the population have already had it how can there possibly be a second wave? I really do hope the foolish misguided media and their partners at the DNC continue to hype and promote this second wave theory because this time i suspect, the voters will not have forgetten by November - next spring maybe.

  • Dennis Patrick

    07/17/2020 09:30 PM

    He has to be one of the worst mayor’s in history. Between him and the Cuomo brothers I do not know who is more radical.
    I wish the President would renew his daily updates on the virus. I would think this would help his stance on the virus. Biden is being praised on his stance on the virus and he is in his basement.

  • Susan Lunsford

    07/17/2020 08:46 PM

    Has anyone noticed that the Dems haven’t screamed from the top of their lungs for GUN CONTROL? Quietly absent even little reference to all the shootings & killings!

  • Ray Cowden Witter

    07/17/2020 08:31 PM

    I suggest that they consider a new moniker of:
    “The Washington Foreskins”
    This reflects so
    Very much about the political inhabitant’s supporters.

  • max kranz

    07/17/2020 08:17 PM

    Mike, why doesn't someone with a voice contact the director of NIOSH ( National institute for Occupational safety and Health) located in Morgantown, West Virginia.This institute tests and approves these type of masks for use at different levels of protection. There are thousands of masks being marketed by fly-by-night manufacturers that use unapproved filter material that has not been tested to filter or contain micro organisms. Heaven knows you can't see them with your naked eye. These Masks don't protect! My background as an engineering manager working for a company that produced tens of millions of the approved masks should be belived. I belive That is why people are still getting sick. There needs to be proper instructions on the use, fit of an approved MASK..MIKE, go to google patent search and type in "max L. kranz" and I have 6 patents on respiratory protection devices. I retired in 2009. It chills me to see all of these people thinking these masks will keep them safe! They must be approved to be safe.

  • james monahan

    07/17/2020 08:09 PM

    The majority of the repubs. in congress have been hiding under their desks and are derelicting their duty to speak out about the terrorist organizations blm and antifa. They are george soros supported teams trying insurrection tactics. Oh yeah, rename the redskins the foreskins. That is appropriate for the treatment they are giving their fans.

  • James Drury Jr

    07/17/2020 07:59 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.