Evening Edition - July 25

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July 25, 2019

“Democratic” socialists like Bernie Sanders love to promise “Medicare for All,” but they never describe what it would be like sharing a waiting room with 350 other Americans, all trying to get in to see whatever doctors are still in business.  As an example, leftists extol the wonderful free health care in Cuba, but they don’t tell you that in addition to shortages, rationing and long lines for basic foods, Cubans are also in dangerously short supply of 47 medications, some of them life-saving meds, including anti-seizure, high blood pressure, diabetes and anti-psychotic drugs.  I’m tempted to ask whether the people who think we need socialism here are using up the world’s supply of anti-psychotic drugs.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/wont-hear-bernie-talking-deadly-medicine-shortage-socialist-cuba/

Meanwhile, back here in America, land of the inferior medical system run by coldhearted capitalists, President Trump is reportedly planning a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs. 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drugpricing-exclusive/exclusive-white-house-preparing-order-that-would-cut-drug-prices-for-medicare-sources-idUSKCN1UJ354

Of course, the Bernie Bots will still complain that the drugs aren’t free.  Which would you rather have: prescription drugs that cost money and are available, or drugs that are free but you can’t find any of them?   

 

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It turns out that suggesting that people who disagree with your politics be deported back where they came from is not a current invention of the evil racist Trump, nor even a revival of some long-dead practice of the 1940s Nazi era.  In fact, other politicians have said quite similar things very recently.  For instance, like when Rep. Ilhan Omar said it about several of her opponents in 2012, and when Rep. Rashida Tlaib said it in 2015 about…Donald Trump.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/24/rashida-tlaib-deport-trump-ilhan-omar/

 

And in another embarrassing moment from the Permanent Record: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just defended Rep. Ilhan Omar, blasting President Trump over charges that Omar is un-American.  Now watch video from just a few months ago of Pelosi addressing the Jewish organization AIPAC, where she says that the BDS movement against Israel that Omar supports is anti-Semitism, and “I simply declare to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/pelosis-definition-anti-american-resurfaces-ilhan-omar-fits-perfectly/

I had no idea that being anti-Semitic, which is also anti-American, can be canceled out just by being anti-Trump enough. 

 

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Yet another comedian (a woman, it should be noted) had to take down her social media pages and apologize in the face of death threats for making a joke that the online outrage mob didn’t like.  Granted, it was a joke involving the murder of a rapper, so it wasn’t in the best of taste.  But seriously, threatening people with DEATH for making a joke you don’t like? 

I shouldn’t be surprised that leftists would do it to a woman, even though they tell us on one hand that women are as strong as any man, then tell us that they are so delicate that using the wrong word around them causes them unbearable pain, then on the third hand, make death threats if a woman tells a joke that they don’t like. But then, they made death threats against an 8-year-old girl just for parodying AOC, so why should adult women comics be off-limits from their violent nastiness?

Fox News commentator Katherine Timpf isn’t surprised, since the same thing happened to her -- and over a “Star Wars” joke!  If you’re threatening a woman with death over the Internet for joking about “Star Wars,” you have reached the very bottom level of a mom’s basement dweller. 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/reaction-to-dina-hashems-joke-was-horrific-and-proves-people-dont-understand-comedy/

At the link is Kat’s defense of this comic and of comedy in general. She’s braver than any of the “progressive” Taliban making anonymous death threats against women and children for “blaspheming” their sacred cows with humor.  She makes the point that if comedians aren’t allowed to try out jokes and see if they work (and many won't), then comedy is dead. And it might as well be when attacks like this latest one are greeted with capitulation, groveling apologies, self-censorship and a refusal by outlets such as Comedy Central to back the comedians against the keyboard thugs.  All comedians and everyone who cares about humor and free speech should join Kat Timpf in standing up to these joke junior jihadists.  

 

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Our prayers today for comic actress Valerie Harper, star of the classic “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and her own hit spin-off, “Rhoda.”  After fighting off lung cancer, Harper was diagnosed with brain cancer and given only months to live. That was in 2013. But she refused to give up on life and continued working, supporting charities and inspiring others for years, even while battling terminal cancer.  She told People, “I don’t think of dying, I think of being here now.

But a couple of days ago, Tony Cacciotti, her husband of 32 years, announced on Facebook that Valerie’s doctors say it’s time for her to move to hospice care.  He refused because he insists on staying by her side and taking care of her himself.  I hope she knows how much we appreciate all the laughs she gave us, and the inspiration she gave to so many by refusing to give up on life and give in to cancer.  Read the story at the link, and you’ll see what I mean.  And please remember to keep her husband in your prayers, too, along with all those who willingly take on the role of caregiver to loved ones in the most difficult of times.

https://www.westernjournal.com/l/kaylakunkel/husband-mary-tyler-moore-show-star-cant-wont-move-wife-hospice-care/

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Thank goodness for Snopes.com!  Without liberal “fact-checking” sites like that, who else would inform us dumb rubes that satirical stories from humorous websites that make fun of Democrats aren’t really true?

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/07/25/doing-the-lords-work-snopes-cant-debunk-erica-thomas-hoax-but-theyre-all-over-the-babylon-bees-take-on-it/

 

 

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  • GLENDA KEE

    07/26/2019 11:28 AM

    MR. HUCKABEE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR KEEPING US INFORMED WITH THE TRUTH. THERE AREN'T THAT MANY AVENUE'S FOR THE TRUTH THESE DAYS AND WHEN I READ YOUR DAILY NEWS LETTERS, I KNOW IN MY HEART, THE TRUTH HAS BEEN TOLD. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS, TODAY AND FOREVER.

  • David Colonna

    07/26/2019 09:21 AM

    Mike, It truly is very sad to see mostly liberal Democrats angry, threatening others, using the race card daily and basically losing any sense of humor they have. I honestly attribute this to those not living by God's two greatest commandments. If we all lived by them wow what an awesome country we would be. This is why I propose a new slogan Make America Christian Again, MACA, which if true would make MAGA true to it's words MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

  • Evelyn Dodd

    07/26/2019 06:12 AM

    Really enjoy your newsletters...is there a fact checker that you trust ?

  • Arlene Hurley

    07/25/2019 11:09 PM

    I think all of this is do to political correctness. Political correctness is ruining everyone’s lives. I just hope I’m not censored again, if I am I’m not commenting anymore.

  • Gary Stilwell

    07/25/2019 10:46 PM

    A companion comment on the 'squad' as some refer to them--or the "jihad squad" as some locals choose to call them----the really sad part about all this is the mentality and moral character of the folks who elected these people

  • Dale P. Ferguson

    07/25/2019 10:42 PM

    Regarding drug prices: About six years ago, my cardiologist prescribed Viagra because I complained that some of my temporary heart drugs were making me impotent. My pharmacist said they were $16 per pill. I bought only two to see if they had any undesirable side effects on me. No problems; the only side effect was lower blood pressure (a good one).

    So I Googled "Canadian Pharmacy" and got connected to a pharmacy in India selling "sildenafil citrate" for slightly over a dollar a pill. I have been buying from them ever since with no problems.

    Meanwhile Pfizer raised their price to $35 a pill, then $70. I suggested to them that maybe their manufacturing process needed to be re-engineered. They complained that it is the "most counterfeited drug in history." The correct word is "bootlegged." So whose fault is that?

  • Gary Stilwell

    07/25/2019 10:40 PM

    All of us have skeletons in our closets. It's just when those of us(aka the squad)accuse and deride others for the very same transgressions we have committed ourselves(and refuse to take responsibility for them) that it becomes extremely abhorrent--EXTREMELY ABHORRENT!

  • Carl Smith

    07/25/2019 09:30 PM

    Where to Start? Snopes.com for a strictly biased Fact Check? yeah! I still have that ocean front property in Arizona For Sale at bargain prices. Government Price Control for med's for Government Purchase? I Did NOT enroll for Part D when offered because I did not take ANY medications, Then the inevitable happened and I outlived the Insurance Companies actuarial tables and now take 11 medications daily? Some I question, but the Doctor(s) know best? and now my pharmacy costs are actually Cheaper than Part D premiums? THIS IS NOT A COMPLAINT!! since I can actually still afford them. My Complaint is since I have Retired 7 times and finally just Quit I get to watch a lot of TV and all I see are pharmaceutical companies TELLING ME to TELL MY Doctor what medicine they NEED to prescribe for me?? Not once or twice or one or two channels but a constant barrage 24/7. May I suggest the government not pursue Price Control but tell the FCC to tax these ads at a few million per ad and I'll bet the excess profits from NOT using Tax Breaks for advertising have a chance of filtering down to lower prices. I fully understand the R&D costs must be recovered but the Billions saved from advertising will pay that expense in short order. Oh! and the Drug Reps giving out FREE Samples might Instruct the Doctors that the FREE stuff should be for cases that are financially deserving. Believe me the Doctors know who the low income patients are.
    I yield back the rest of my time.

  • Amelia Little

    07/25/2019 07:30 PM

    So, bern wasn't paying his campaign staffers the minimum $15/hr he advocates--although, one would think that working on a campaign would be just as important as someone flipping burgers and serving up fries--at least to the person the campaign is for. Then, there is what he deems as top-of-the-line health care for his staffers. And, that's nice for them, but they better not get used to it if any of the medicare for all wanna-be's get their way. Once there is no private insurance options, "top of the line" will have a whole new meaning.

    I always liked Valerie Harper. In fact, the actors/actress from back in the day were the best around. Prayers for her and her husband and family.

    Now, anyone who makes a joke or parody about anyone/anything on the left get death threats--but the so-called comedians on the left can make bad jokes, jokes in poor taste, even depict death to a conservative and it's okay? Just another continuation of a big double standard--just like there was no outrage when politicians insulted and demeaned conservatives even before Donald Trump came into the picture.

  • Peggy S Nelson

    07/25/2019 07:29 PM

    I love the humor you use in your comments. Thanks for telling us about Valery she is an inspiration. There was a time when disagreeing with a democrat didn't bring about death threats but now most of them are mentally deranged they are unsafe to themselves and the public at large.

  • Dianne Rabkin

    07/25/2019 07:24 PM

    Mike, I read your newsletter every day.
    Keep writing the truth. We need to read it. We went to Cracker Barrel couple weeks ago and a sign said glad you are here vote Democrat.
    We went back today and I did not see the sign maybe they hid it.
    Blessings to you and family.

  • Mary K Russell

    07/25/2019 07:14 PM

    It was bad enough seeing the policemen having water thrown on them, but did you see the video of the woman pushing a priest off of a church platform during a Mass? I guess there's some suggestion regarding her mental health, but really?

  • joseph orsini PhD

    07/25/2019 07:04 PM

    It seems RUSSIA was active during the 2016 campaign: Wikileaks against Hillary, Dossier information against Trump. Why was only Trump investigated?

  • Stephen Russell

    07/25/2019 07:02 PM

    Medicare for All: Agree, cant wait to see Joe & Jane Dem in Hospitals etc seeking HC IE UK style.
    Then Changes come IF said 20 candidates sample same in UK etc.
    & hope Bernies staff goes on strike over wages.
    & Mueller does SNL hosting.

  • Glenda Dudley

    07/25/2019 06:52 PM

    Mike i cannot find an internist or General practicer doc that takes medicare! We have recently moved to Georgia and had no idea Doctors are now restricting number medicare patients or taking no medicare! Now what?