March 26, 2020

Today's Edition



Just before midnight Wednesday, the Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, the biggest in US history. Details of who gets what are here:

It’s a compromise bill, meaning that it removed most of the leftist goodies Democrats tried to stuff into it, but not all. Republican did remove the demands for CO2 limits on airlines that can’t even fly at the moment, diversity hiring quotas and other irrelevant “progressive” pipe dreams. But here’s what survives: in addition to banning large companies that take out loans from fighting union organizing efforts (a boost to the Democrats’ electoral base), it contains such “emergency” funding as $75 million for the notoriously liberal Corporation for Public Broadcasting, $25 million for House staff and salaries, $350 million to resettle more immigrants and migrants at a time when millions of Americans are losing their jobs, and $150 million to the National Endowment for the Arts.


With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

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Joe Biden is struggling

By Mike Huckabee

Joe Biden, still struggling to appear relevant despite being about as easily overlooked as the star of that new “Invisible Man” movie, is continuing his embarrassing and barely coherent “competing coronavirus briefings” against President Trump from his house. In his latest dispatch from Cloud Cuckooland, Biden said Trump should “stop talking” and let medical experts speak. He mocked Trump’s hopes of getting the economy reopened by Easter and said, “This curve is going up and up and up because we did not act when we should have acted.”

Boy, where to begin? Obviously, with the fact that when Trump cut off travel from China back in January, acting quickly when he should have, Biden attacked him as a fearmonger and xenophobe. When Biden released a “plan” for dealing better with the crisis than Trump, most of it was stuff Trump had already done. In case Biden hasn’t noticed, Trump has assembled a team of the best doctors in America, and they are present and speak at all his press conferences. The leading voice among them, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has debunked the idea that Trump isn’t listening to them (apparently, Joe doesn’t keep up with the news; he’s also still repeating the debunked “fake news” that Trump called the virus a “hoax.” He was talking about the false media narrative parroted by Biden that he didn't take it seriously.)

And as for Trump’s Easter comment, it was just an expressed hope, not an ironclad policy directive. You’d think Biden would recognize what a “hope” is, since that’s what he and Obama got elected on. Maybe that’s why he assumes all hopes are meaningless.

Incidentally, Biden has also called for another “stimulus” bill that would somehow save us from the coronavirus by including the “Green New Deal,” thereby accomplishing the neat trick of saving the economy by passing a law that most sane economists believe would kill the economy.

Instead of telling Trump to stop talking, Joe should trying to talk. He’s become the living embodiment of Mark Twain’s rule that “it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re a fool than open it and remove all doubt.”


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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

This morning, the government reported that weekly unemployment claims hit 3.3 million, smashing the 1982 record of 695,000. Of course, it’s due to the unprecedented nationwide shutdown caused by the COVID-19 (Chinese) virus (again, thanks, China!)

The good news is that the stock market rose on news of an emergency relief bill passing the Senate, and while this might spark a temporary recession, most economists agree that it’s an unprecedented but temporary blow to an otherwise strong economy. Never have the words “This, too, shall pass” been so important to remember.


Taking low expectations to a whole new low, a leftist writer in the Atlantic magazine begged Democrats not to despair of Joe Biden’s obvious unfitness for the White House, but to rally around him as long as he’s still got a pulse. In an op-ed headlined, “Stay Alive, Joe Biden,” Alex Wagner of Showtime’s “The Circus” writes, “Democrats need little from the front-runner beyond his corporeal presence.”

Well, if you’ve seen him lately, you could make a plausible argument that he can’t even provide that.

Listening to him also can make you suspect brain death.

This could be the first time in history when the simple admonition to “Look alive” proves to be too much to ask.


Interesting look at just a few of the pointless, expensive laws and regulations that have been suspended due to the coronavirus emergency, which immediately speeded supply lines, and created more hospital beds, quicker manufacture of needed supplies, more efficient trucking and a big boost in hiring.

So here are the obvious questions: Why did we have these strangling regulations in the first place, and why should we bring them back after the emergency passes?

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

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  • Roger Joubert

    03/27/2020 07:41 AM

    Thanks for the scripture at the end of your daily news. The verses are so appropriate for the times we live in. They bring tears to my eyes.

  • Rob E

    03/26/2020 11:40 PM

    Thomas Jefferson quotes:
    Great vision from a long, long time ago.....

    The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

    I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.

    If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

    History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

    An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
    Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

    I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

    Thomas Jefferson sure knew what was happening and going to happen...........

  • Lee B.

    03/26/2020 09:37 PM

    Egad! I suffered a Biden moment earlier today re: percentages of taxpayer dollars in the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill going to items seemingly unrelated to the effort to rid the country of the COVID-19 pandemic. My numbers were off by an embarrassing factor of 10! My apologies, big time! Now that my Biden moment has subsided, I feel better about the overall bill but would have preferred the "unrelated" expenditures to have gone to relief efforts for victims of recent floods, tornados, and wildfires. Again my apologies. Thank you!

  • Lee B.

    03/26/2020 05:06 PM

    Thank you, Governor, for your summary of the 2 trillion dollar safety net, the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill, enacted in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Of tax payer dollars committed, 3.75% goes to Public Broadcasting, 1.25% goes to "House" staff & salaries, 17.5% goes to resettle immigrants and migrants, 7.5% goes to the National Endowment for the Arts. None of these have any direct connection with the current pandemic yet account for 30% of the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill. I am not at all surprised, but I am truly hopeful that the remaining 70% of tax payer dollars in the bill are actually dedicated and delivered to programs to contain and eliminate this current health threat. My gratitude to you for keeping us informed.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    03/26/2020 02:11 PM

    That Bill should have just been thrown in the Trash Bin! Pelosi still won! This will end up being a Doom's Day bill for America, just wait and see! It should have been told to Pelosi, nothing in the Bill except for the Virus problems! That is it! Our Republican's really do not stand their ground and that is our problem. I have heard Conservative's say that! NO GUTS to do what is right and stick to it! So disappointed in the way this was handled!

  • james randolph

    03/26/2020 01:52 PM

    Hey Mike -
    Since CONGRESS is in NO HURRY to vote ... POTUS TRUMP should ...
    (1) RED INK STRIKE THROUGH each line item of waste (your list above)
    (2) VETO ... return to CONGRESS .. "fix it"
    (3) PRESS conference ... show what he threw out - the media will only LIE ...
    (4) Maybe hand deliver the VETOED bill back to McConnell and Pelosi .. with cameras ..

  • Janice Kujawa

    03/26/2020 12:14 PM

    Your sense humor and wit regarding the pork that democrats added to the stimulus bill cannot cover up the deep disgust Americans have regarding Pelosi and her ilk. I wish get herself tested, not for the coronavirus, but for dementia and Alzheimer's, or if she has a severe drinking problem as has been alluded to by various media organizations, get her in AA soon.

  • Nancy McNeely

    03/26/2020 11:40 AM

    I know that the Biden issue is a sad one.... but why do I still look at it as entertaining?