THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Mark 11:25 KJV
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Prayers and good wishes to Sens. Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski, the latest top Washington figures to test positive for COVID despite being fully vaxxed. They’re staying home in quarantine. Meanwhile, Sen. Patrick Leahy is recuperating from his second surgery after breaking a hip in a fall, which I'd think is a major health hazard for our Senators.
As Athena Thorne at PJ Media explains, this has the Democrats in a panic because Senators can’t phone in votes, they’re facing reelection, and they think they need to pass some version of their “Build Back Better” boondoggle to have an “accomplishment” to show voters. If they can’t get it passed by September 30th, which would require all 50 Dem votes plus Kamala Harris, the extension of Obamacare subsidies in it would expire and voters’ health insurance premiums would jump just before the election.
Of course, there is a way to prevent that. They could put out a clean bill to extend the health insurance subsidies, which I’m sure some Republicans would support, instead of dumping it into a massive bill full of needless spending and controversial social issues like federal recognition of same-sex marriage and abortion rights. But that would be putting the good of the people above shoving a sweeping leftist agenda down the entire country’s throats. And we’re back to Obamacare again.
Dr. Fauci: Spewer of Misinformation
Speaking of COVID, I haven’t reported much on that or Dr. Anthony Fauci recently. On the off-chance that making your blood boil will cure COVID, I’ll tell you that not only is he the highest-paid bureaucrat in DC, but if he keeps his word to retire when Biden leaves office, he’ll be making $530,000 a year by 2024. Then he'll pull down an annual pension of $414,000, which is $14,000 more than we pay the President. On the other hand, having him in retirement might be worth it.
If you still wonder why I say that, consider that among his recent pronouncements was a claim that if he’d known at the beginning what he knows now about COVID, the restrictions like lockdowns, masks and social distancing would have been "much, much more stringent."
Odd, I thought that what we know now is that the lockdowns caused far more damage than they prevented; masking children led to possibly irreversible developmental damage for no good reason since almost no kids get COVID and most masks were ineffective at best and unsanitary at worst; and six-foot social distancing was not only pointless and arbitrary for an airborne virus, but wasn’t even necessary if you were protesting for leftist-approved causes.
And as JustTheNews.com reports, Fauci also now admits that health officials were always aware that infection to COVID created natural immunity, even when they were forcing recovered patients to take a vaccine they didn't trust.
That site also has an article listing a number of other narratives that federal health officials asserted with absolute certainty and they’re now admitting were incorrect, from claiming that the vaccines would prevent you from getting COVID to saying vaccinated people couldn’t spread the virus.
I strongly recommend reading that, not only to see why so many Americans no longer trust government health officials, but to see how many doctors who tried to raise these issues were accused of promoting “misinformation” and banned by social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, even though they were right. Aside from showing how badly botched the COVID response was, this is also a perfect illustration of the dangers of allowing government agencies or social media giants to declare an official version of “The Truth” and silence anyone who questions it.
The essence of science is to question orthodoxy, to put forth new theories and test them to see if they hold up. It doesn’t matter if all of the experts agree on something (that the Sun revolves around the Earth, say, or that the cure for anemia is blood-letting), if just one person can prove it’s false, then it’s false. Declaring that “the science is settled” and barring anyone from questioning it is the most anti-science stance possible. You’d think Dr. Fauci would know that. After all, according to him, he IS “science.”
There’s a new controversy in Washington between President Biden and leading Republicans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was planning to make a trip to Taiwan, but Biden is discouraging it, claiming that the Pentagon is worried that China might retaliate against Taiwan for the visit.
Levon Satamian at Redstate.com reports that a number of Republicans, including Newt Gingrich and Ben Sasse, are urging Pelosi to go, with Mike Pompeo proving he really means it by offering to go with her! Talk about sacrifice! They are appalled at the very idea that we would let fear of what China might do dictate whether our officials visit one of our allies.
I can understand being concerned that we don’t want to provoke China to attack Taiwan, but preventing that should be a function of having China fear us, not the other way around. China doesn’t respect leaders who show fear and weakness. And if you need any other reason for backing her trip, consider that it will get Nancy Pelosi out of America for a little while.
Here’s some hopeful news that intelligent life may finally be sprouting again on American university campuses. Dr. Kristin Collier, a pro-life doctor and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, was set to give the keynote address at a ceremony for medical students Sunday. But a “pro-choice” (or more accurately, “abortion only”) student group and some alumni and physicians got about 300 signatures on a petition to have her canceled, making bogus ethics accusations and claiming, with unintended irony, that she would perpetuate “a pattern of disregarding an[d] actively silencing the voice of students and members of our community.”
To the school’s credit, it rejected the demand to silence Dr. Collier. But when she began to speak, the “pro-choice” students made a big show of standing up and walking out, which was posted to Twitter. It backfired on them by illustrating that they are the intolerant censors who reject diversity and refuse to listen to other viewpoints. They also looked extra foolish because Dr. Collier never even mentioned abortion.
Fellow faculty member Dr. William Chavey ridiculed the group’s claims about Collier and slapped them with some hard truth they really need to hear:
“Dr. Collier’s views, described by MSFC as fringe, are shared by roughly half of the population.” (I’d say far more than that, considering polls show only 10% of Americans support the Democrats’ current position of abortion up through the ninth month of pregnancy.) “Current and entering medical students will encounter many patients and have numerous colleagues with whom they may disagree over this topic. They cannot all be canceled.”
In short, if you want to become a doctor who never encounters anyone who isn’t radically pro-abortion, then enjoy your career at the Planned Parenthood clinic.
Even noticed how reality bends to fit whatever scenario is most convenient for the left at the time? I could cite countless examples (Obamacare is a tax/now it isn’t a tax), but the most glaring recently has been the way they flip-flop back and forth between “abortion bans are an attack on women” and “We can’t define what a ‘woman’ is/men can get pregnant.”
For instance, Vice President Kamala Harris went to Indiana to join in a protest of a special legislative session to write a law restricting abortion. She said it would be “…a law that…essentially will be a ban on abortion for women. When you understand how a woman’s body works, you will understand that the parameters that are being proposed mean that for the vast majority of women, by the time she realizes she is pregnant, she will effectively be prohibited from having access to reproductive healthcare that would allow her to choose what happens to her body.”
Note the euphemism of “reproductive health care” for “aborting the baby.” But also count all the “she” and “her” pronouns. What if the birthing (or doesn’t-want-to-be-birthing) person is a pregnant man, or a woman who identifies as a man, or any of the other 57 genders (or is that number outdated now?) who identifies as something else and uses some other pronouns, possibly ones made up by tossing Scrabble tiles on the floor?
And what is this transphobic garbage about “abortion for women”? What about all the pregnant men that I’m assured exist? Or “When you understand how a woman’s body works”? I am outraged! We've all been angrily lectured that “Lia” Thomas, for example, is definitely a woman, yet “she” has fully functional male genitalia. So don’t you dare assume that the way a "woman’s" body works involves female reproductive organs!
Kamala Harris has no idea how a “woman’s” body works in 2022. Then again, apparently nobody on the left does, since they don't even know what a woman is.
Today begins four straight days of economic reports that aren’t expected to be very rosy, but President Biden still insists we’re not going into a recession. At least, not if we believe the White House’s arguments that we should change the definition of “recession” that’s stood for decades: two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth.
But you know the White House’s attempt to change the definition of a “recession” to convince Americans that the economy is doing fine is going over like a cow patty in the punchbowl when even CNN and Obama’s former economic adviser are having a hard time swallowing the Kool-Aid.
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