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January 13, 2023
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BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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Mike


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 118:24

 

1. Tragic week

By Mike Huckabee

This has been an especially tragic week, and yesterday brought more heartbreaking news: Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, has died of cardiac arrest at 54.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/lisa-marie-presley-elvis-priscilla-only-child-dead-54

Her mother Priscilla Presley released a statement reading, "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment."

Here are some tributes from her many friends in the show business community.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/lisa-marie-presley-remembered-tom-hanks-rita-wilson-john-travolta-mourn-death-elvis-daughter

While speculation ran rampant on the Internet about her cause of death, before jumping to conclusions, it should be noted that she had been open about her previous struggles with health problems and addiction. Her father also died of cardiac arrest at 42 after suffering heart disease for years, and both of his parents died of heart attacks (his mother at 46), so there was a long family history.  

While Lisa Marie was inevitably overshadowed by her father, she had real musical talent of her own and released several albums and singles. I was fortunate enough to get to interview her by satellite several years ago about her album “Where No One Stands Alone,” which featured her in electronic duets with Elvis. That interview is a cherished memory for me, and I want to share it again.

https://youtu.be/UCjrNME3XsE

Our prayers and deepest sympathies to her husband, mother and children.

 

Also, our prayers today for the victims of a flurry of tornadoes that struck in the Southeast yesterday, killing at least six people in Alabama and a 5-year-old boy in Georgia.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/tornado-damage-5-year-old-confirmed-dead-georgia-severe-weather-threatens-southeast

There was also a lot of property damage, and at least 200,000 people are without power. If you’d like to help, I suggest a donation to Samaritan’s Purse, which is always among the first on the scene after natural disasters.  http://www.samaritanspurse.org.

 


2. Breaking stories

By Mike Huckabee

We had so many breaking stories on Thursday that we couldn’t cover them all in detail. But you can be sure we’ll have more soon on the latest revelations about the collusion to suppress free speech by government and social media giants.

Just to get you up to date, the Attorney General of Missouri released communications obtained via a lawsuit, including an email from Facebook to the Biden White House, admitting that they were helping counter “vaccine hesitancy” by suppressing content, even content that wasn’t “actionable” and in fact was “often true.”

https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/01/12/not-just-misinformation-emails-white-house-facebook-admits-suppressing-often-true-content-covid-19-vaccines/

And in the latest dump of Twitter secrets, we discover that Twitter was aware that claims by Democrats and the media of Russian “bots” pushing pro-Trump messages were false and backed by no evidence, but they publicly continued to give credence to them.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2023/01/12/congressional-trolls-twitter-files-show-company-knew-democrat-claims-about-russian-bots-were-false/

 

Related: As long as we’re shooting down “Russia, Russia, Russia!” narratives like clay pigeons, I’ll toss this in, too. A team of researchers from the New York University Center for Social Media and Politics spent years studying the alleged effects of Russian social media messaging on the 2016 election. They found that it had no effect whatsoever.

https://redstate.com/streiff/2023/01/10/shocking-major-study-finds-russian-internet-troll-farms-had-no-effect-on-the-2016-election-n686380

They found no evidence that it changed anyone’s attitudes, brought Trump any votes, or cost Hillary any votes. The people who shared pro-Trump memes generated by Russian sites already supported Trump anyway. And sorry to break this to you, Hillary, but Americans didn't elect you President because they wisely didn't want you to be President, not because they were bamboozled by the Russians. 

But the Russian trolls were extremely successful in one way: this story made many Americans mistakenly believe that Russia did interfere in the 2016 election, which undermined faith in American elections, cast a cloud of illegitimacy over Trump’s presidency, and caused him to be hamstrung by years of pointless investigations. Although to be accurate, I’d say the credit for those victories for Russia belongs more to the Democrats and our own media than to Russia. Tell me again, who was doing favors for Vladimir Putin?...

 

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3. The most “2023” headline of the year

By Mike Huckabee

We’re barely into January, and we have already found the most “2023” headline of the year:

“Hysterical” transsexual activists shut down talk by human rights expert about transsexual activists’ intolerance.”

https://www.theblaze.com/news/hysterical-transsexual-activists-shut-down-talk-by-human-rights-expert-about-transsexual-activists-intolerance

 

4. A wild conspiracy about the Biden doc scandal

By Mike Huckabee

You know how badly Democrats are struggling to explain away the Biden classified documents scandal when a longtime member of Congress…

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2023/01/12/auto-draft-22-2-n687583

…is floating wild conspiracy theories that are indistinguishable from the wacky fever dreams dispensed by the leftist ladies of “The View.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/01/12/the-view-goes-off-into-loony-conspiracy-land-over-the-biden-classified-docs-n687846

Granted, it’s the same Congress member who thought that sending too many troops to the island of Guam might make it tip over, but still, he’s a respected intellect by DC standards.

It’s really hilarious that these poor folks just can’t deal with the cognitive dissonance caused by discovering that their own political figures whom they’ve foolishly placed on a pedestal are guilty of the same infractions (only worse, as I’ve repeatedly explained) that they want to execute Trump over. They also seriously believe that they were just about to “get” Trump when this happened, which makes Trump the “luckiest” person alive, as if being hounded over everything he says and does unlike any other President in history makes him “lucky.” They must also be the last people on Earth to realize that Joe Biden isn’t the living embodiment of honesty, intelligence and competence.

But if they can just get their heads around that concept, maybe they’ll also someday be able to pry open their minds enough to consider that maybe everything Trump does isn’t a deliberate act of evil. Maybe their hatred of him is colored by their own unexamined prejudices. Maybe things sometimes happen because of simple mistakes or differences of opinion and not malevolence. It could be the first step toward breaking out of their cast iron bubbles and joining the rest of America, where we have better things to do than wish death and incarceration on everyone who disagrees with us in any way.  Once they reach that state, then they might actually have views worth listening to. 

 

5. Hurry, Please

By Mike Huckabee

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is considering releasing all 14,000 hours of Capitol security video footage from January 6th, 2021, so that the public can see everything that happened, and not just video cherry-picked by Nancy Pelosi and her Kangaroo Kommittee.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/01/13/mccarthy-considers-releasing-all-j6-footage-n2618253

I’m sure the same Democrats who’ve spent the past week crying that it’s dangerous to “our democracy” to have the people’s elected representatives investigate abuses by unelected bureaucrats will also have some rationale for why showing us the whole truth of what happened that day will somehow be damaging to the truth.

6. Special counsel appointed; are Dems poised to get rid of Biden?

By Mike Huckabee

Wow, it’s been just 24 hours or so since our last big laugh-out-loud installment, and the story has developed so quickly.

I didn’t even have to mention what story it was, and you knew immediately which one I was talking about.

President Biden is now known to have been in possession of numerous marked-classified documents: in his private office at the Chinese-financed-and-infiltrated Penn Biden Center in Washington DC, in a file marked “personal”; in his home garage, near his Corvette; and in his personal home library. As these documents were gradually found, presumably by Biden’s aides and attorneys, they were reportedly sent to the ‘Justice’ Department. The first batch of them was found several days before the midterm elections, but that was kept quiet until this week, when it all exploded.

On Thursday, attorney general and generally-recognized political hack Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to look into this matter. He had kept it secret long enough to, as Tucker Carlson put it Thursday night, “keep other Democrats out of the blast zone.”

When asked about the documents, Biden stressed, while stumbling through a written response, that they, like his Corvette, had been kept in a locked garage. That response elicited a withering comment tweeted by legal expert Jonathan Turley.

https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1613564705808830467?ref

Andrew C. McCarthy brought up the Hillary Clinton email scandal, saying, “The Biden Team knows that Clinton committed willful misconduct in the email scandal and got away with it.” Hillary's conduct was so egregious that they probably believe Biden won’t be charged, either, even though, as McCarthy said, he’s essentially admitted his misconduct.

On the other hand, if Hillary wasn’t charged --- McCarthy believes she should have been --- and Biden isn’t charged, how is Garland going to charge Trump? And you KNOW he wants to charge Trump.

https://nypost.com/2023/01/12/biden-already-admitted-guilt-hes-just-betting-garland-doesnt-prosecute-him-or-trump/

New House Speaker Kevin McCarthy sliced-and-diced the argument that Biden’s possession of classified material was somehow less serious than Trump’s (since, again, Trump, as President, had the authority to declassify) and spoke passionately about equal standards of justice.

https://nypost.com/2023/01/12/mccarthy-eviscerates-the-bidens-document-mess-is-different-defense/

BREITBART NEWS noted that Biden’s story has changed, from the claim of being “surprised” about the discovery of classified documents to the defense that he had kept them in a locked garage.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2023/01/12/joe-bidens-classified-documents-alibi-changes-not-knowing-securely-locked-residence/

Our musings that the Democrat Party is trying to damage President Biden ahead of his announcement to run in ‘24 have since been echoed by a number of observers. As we said, Biden’s made it quite clear in recent days that he’s eager to run again, oblivious to polls showing most people, even most Democrats, don’t want him to. His own party is surely sensing disaster ahead if he does. Carlson noted, “If you’re still wondering whether there’s an organized effort within the White House to hurt Joe Biden, all you need to know is this: his staff keeps putting him out there in public to talk, which, of course, he can’t do; he can barely read the prepared statement.” They hid him when he campaigned for President the first time, but now they’re putting him on display. There has to be a reason.

Bob Hoge at REDSTATE shares this view and quotes others such as Lisa Boothe, who simply tweeted “They are trying to get rid of Biden.” One big winner in this, Hoge says, would be Team Obama. “All they wanted was for Biden to beat Donald Trump,” he observes, “then put back on his invisibility cloak and go back to hiding in his basement, leaving White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and other Obama acolytes to actually run the country. Joe was supposed to just not screw things up and then sail into the sunset after one term.”

So, they've decided it's time to get him off the stage.  As they used to say in vaudeville (which Biden probably remembers), "Get the hook!"

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/01/12/is-document-gate-a-democrat-effort-to-kneecap-bidens-re-election-plans-n687770

“The White House doesn’t have enough hazmat suits to clean up this mess,” said the colorful Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy on FOX NEWS.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/01/12/sen-john-kennedy-sums-up-the-biden-classified-docs-scandal-as-only-he-can-n687677

For many months, we’ve theorized that the Obama machine has been positioning to keep the Executive Branch under his control and plans to rid itself of both Biden and Harris. Biden, obviously, had to go, as voters would not support someone of his age and obvious cognitive decline. Harris’s ascension to the top spot might have been one way to keep the machine in place, but she simply proved too unpopular and incompetent.

It’s amusing to see some Democrats actually accusing Republicans of planting documents with Biden to manufacture this scandal, when it’s really Democrats who have the bigger stake in incriminating him.

The documents that were discovered at the Penn Center and next to Biden’s Corvette had been out of the White House since January 2017, and no one can say where they’ve been. In contrast, Trump took documents he says he himself declassified --- remember, the VP has no power to declassify --- to Mar-A-Lago, where they remained from that time forward. The National Archives were aware Trump had these documents and even personally visited there, instructing him to put an extra padlock on the door to the storage room. He did that. Negotiations were continuing when his home was raided.

We don’t need to go back over all that. But one thing we’d like to know now is why attorneys and aides were going through Biden’s papers in those various locations. They haven’t said. They waited until two months after the midterms to tell us anything at all, and then, when it suited their purpose, they broke the story, or as much of it as they cared to tell.

So, as of yesterday, there’s a special prosecutor, Robert Hur, who was neck-deep in the Russia Hoax. Victoria Taft at PJ MEDIA has concluded that he’s dumb as a post. We hypothesize that the brain cells he must have had to get through law school were later killed off by Trump Derangement Syndrome, which as you know is a brain-eating disease. AG Garland could hardly have found anyone with deeper or more partisan DOJ/FBI connections than this prosecutor. This is one to read...

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/01/12/should-someone-this-dumb-to-be-the-special-counsel-investigating-joe-bidens-stolen-classified-documents-scandal-n1661310

BREITBART NEWS has more details on Hur’s background. You’ll see all the familiar swampy names: Christopher Wray (Hur was Wray’s top assistant for a time), Rod Rosenstein, and Robert Mueller. He apparently was all-in on even the most salacious stories in the Steele dossier.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/12/special-counsel-robert-hur-worked-with-rod-rosenstein/

RELATED: Speaking of the DOJ/FBI and the Obama political machine, investigative reporter Lee Smith has a spectacular article about their involvement with Twitter. “How the FBI Hacked Twitter” is quite long and detailed (maybe weekend reading).  Smith makes the case that their intel operation is a “public-private consortium made up of U.S. intelligence agencies, Big Tech companies, civil society institutions and major media organizations that has become the world’s most powerful spy service --- one that was powerful enough to disappear the former President of the United States from public life, and that is now powerful enough to do the same or worse to anyone else it chooses.”

This is a fascinating must-read. And let me just say, former attorney general Bill Barr does not come off well.

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/how-the-fbi-hacked-twitter-lee-smith

 

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  • Elizabeth Floyd

    01/14/2023 01:17 AM

    I just finished reading, Not My First Rodeo, by Kristi Noem. When she wanted law to protect women in sports from transgender people, they wrote a law with many others added, so she vetoed it and then was criticized. She then wrote an EO protecting women in sports, preventing transgenders competing against women. She recently was in the news wanting to protect SDakota from China buying up their land. But I have recently read that Smithfield (China owned) in Sioux Falls is the largest employer in SDakota. They also have Sanford Health
    that also performs transgender surgeries But I live in Wa state and OHSU in Oregon, and Wa and Ca also provide these surgeries.

  • Charles Sigars

    01/13/2023 05:53 PM

    The Dimms knew. They knew Biden took classified materials. They knew in 2016/17. This is just another case of the Dimms accusing the opposition of doing what they, in fact, actually did. So they make a literal Federal Case out of Trump taking documents he could declassify in an instant, but kept in a known location under lock and guard. While Plugs took his, that he was not supposed to have, and kept them in at least 3 locations where anyone could pick through them, and I'll bet, based on "anonymous" contribution to Penn Center, that the CCP did.

    So, to distract from Biden's foibles, the dastardly Dimms go after Orange Man becuase he's BAD.

  • Paul Schaber

    01/13/2023 03:54 PM

    Consider this for a second: What if those so called Classified documents have
    on them Obama initials or signature and when the FBI looked at them they realized
    that all those documents had been copied by our enemies while HUNTER was
    living in the house in Delaware. Now the Biden Intelligence personnel have
    come to realization we have been compromised so bad that we have no
    defense to protect us from those enemies. Leaving them with no alterative
    to eiter have Joe be locked away or have an accident and along the wayu
    have Harris removed from consideration for he White House and just turn
    over the Keys to MCCARTHY to run the country while the rest of the Biden
    White House abandon ship to save their politcal careers from further damage
    after 2024.