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April 13, 2021
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Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • FOLLOW-UP: Media DID ignore the real domestic terrorists
  • Highways are racist!
  • The Perfect Example of COVID Craziness
  • For the Record
  • BLM Update
  • National Pet Day
  • Tennessee shooting
  • The Shooting Death of Daunte Wright
  • A Reader Writes Back...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 


 

FOLLOW-UP: Media DID ignore the real domestic terrorists

By Mike Huckabee

Yesterday, we ran a commentary about a story that I predicted would receive little news coverage, a vicious attack on the ICE headquarters building in Portland. I anticipated that it would receive scant attention because 1) it happened late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, and 2) it busted the fake leftist narrative of Antifa being a group of peaceful protesters while the real “domestic terrorists” were Trump supporters.

As it turned out, I was correct in thinking the story would be ignored. If it was covered even on FOX NEWS, we missed it. The lack of coverage was even worse than I’d predicted because yesterday’s news was dominated by breaking stories of violent encounters with law enforcement that had been automatically interpreted as --- what else? --- racist. That’s because, apparently, there is no other possible reason for these confrontations to end in violence. (Please don’t take this to mean I’m excusing the cops for these tragedies.) And once again, rioting and looting were breaking out in Minneapolis.

Anyway, the story of Antifa/BLM barricading the front door of Portland’s ICE headquarters with agents inside and setting the building on fire was indeed buried about as deep as it could go.

The one commentary I saw Monday in American media was from Tyler O’Neil at PJ MEDIA, and his headline describes what happened in the same way I had, calling it “attempted murder.”

O’Neil includes some additional tweets that went out that night, such as this one early on from independent journalist Grace Morgan: “Parts of the fence around the ICE facility in Portland OR have been dismantled by protesters and laid against the main entrances. Federal agents get on the loud speaker & warn not to trespass, including press.”

She’s referring to the chain link fence that was pulled up and used to block the front door, preventing agents from getting out of the building that way.

Recall that Andy Ngo tweeted that the officers were “trapped inside when Antifa set the building on fire.”

Agents were able to get out of the building through a back exit. It’s likely they’re alive only because fire did not block their exit through that door. Apparently, they were on their own; from tweets that were going on throughout the night, we know that the cops –- federal police in riot gear –- did not even get there till just before 2 AM.

According to the DAILY MAIL, the British news outlet that also actually ran a story, agitators appeared to have left the scene by about 2:30 AM. That story said the protesters appeared to have used a pile of wooden pallets to construct a makeshift bonfire in front of the burning building. According to Grace Morgan’s tweets, they crowded around in front of this fire chanting, “This is what community looks like.” Pictures and video of the whole blasted night are at the link.

As we reported, the police, once they finally arrived, fired pepper balls at the protesters to get them to disperse. “It’s unclear whether any arrests were made,” the DAILY MAIL story said. But as far as we know, what we reported early Monday morning still stands –- it seems clear that NO arrests were made.

Okay, we’ve got ICE agents barricaded inside a building and that building set on fire. While there needs to be an investigation, this looks on its face to be attempted murder, as I said yesterday. Today, we came across a commentary from last August, again from Tyler O’Neil, pointing out that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said the same thing about a similar arson incident.

Oh, wait, I see. Wheeler was apparently referring to the look of the video coming out of Portland, concerned that it might function as “B-roll film” for the campaign to re-elect President Trump. No wonder he got involved. He told his audience, “Don’t think for a moment, if you are participating in this activity, that you are not being a prop for the re-election campaign of Donald Trump, because you absolutely are.”

I guess that now, with the election being over, that doesn’t matter, so Wheeler doesn’t have to bother with trying to stop the violence in his city.

At the time, Wheeler was speaking about a previous incident in which doors were barricaded and a building lit afire. “The attack was immediate, it was intentional, and it was planned,” he said then. "It was intended to cause serious injury or death, and it very well could have.” He called that incident “attempting to commit murder.”

In that case, it was a city building. “I believe that city staff could have died last night,” the mayor said. “This is not peaceful protest. This is not advocacy to advance reforms or transform any system.”

When Mayor Wheeler said this, the so-called “peaceful protests” had gone on for 70 days. Here’s what Portland had looked like just a few weeks earlier, in July, when Wheeler, echoing then-candidate Biden, directly blamed President Trump for the “flat-out urban warfare” going on and chastised police for their “unprovoked” (!) use of tear gas on protesters, when the cops were actually just doing their job by responding to arson.

We can thank the mayor for finally saying something in August, even if his motivation was to avoid helping Trump win the election that was just a few months away. But here we are again, the following April, and Portland has had another incident of what almost certainly was attempted murder. (Make that attempted MASS murder, if more than one or two agents were inside the building.) Has Wheeler even said anything about it? If he had condemned it, there likely would’ve been more than the sparse amount of news coverage it got.

But I guess that since Trump isn’t currently running for re-election and this latest “B-roll” won’t have any effect on who is President, Portland’s mayor isn’t even bothering to weigh in. Besides, with all the other violence in the news that can be spun to fit the leftist narrative, the real domestic terrorists –- not conservative Trump supporters but violent Antifa and BLM thugs –- can continue trapping people inside buildings and trying to burn them alive, and the news won’t even cover it.

Highways are racist!

By Mike Huckabee

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spins the Big Wheel of Random Oppression to determine the latest thing that's racist, and it clicks to a stop on…highways! Yes, racism is “physically built” into the US highway system.

It is true that you’re allowed to drive on the black parts of the highways, but you’re supposed to stay off the white stripes, so obviously there’s racism built into the highways. That wasn't what he was talking about, but I expect it to come next.

Meanwhile, a minor correction: Buttigieg claimed that the Biden “infrastructure” bill would add 19 million jobs to the economy. Only if you count the 16.3 million jobs that would be created by the economy even if the bill doesn’t pass at all.

The Perfect Example of COVID Craziness

By Mike Huckabee

These days, when a corporation does the right thing even when it’s “politically incorrect,” it deserves praise. So kudos to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for refusing to turn away evacuees from the St. Martin’s volcano unless they’re vaccinated for COVID-19.

Yes, the government actually told people that they can’t get on a cruise ship to escape an erupting volcano if they haven't been vaccinated yet. If you're looking for a perfect illustration of how power-mad and irrational the people creating and enforcing COVID regulations have become, there it is.

For the Record

By Mike Huckabee

For the record: No, I don’t know why former House Speaker John Boehner felt it necessary to write a book trashing fellow Republicans, although I’m sure you could get a bigger advance for that than for a book trashing Democrats. But Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t seem too bothered by it. My message to both of them: call off the circular firing squad and refocus on who your real opponents are.

BLM Update

By Mike Huckabee

Last week, we reported that Black Lives Matter co-founder and proud “trained Marxist” Patrisse Khan-Cullors purchased a $1.4 million home in Topanga Canyon, California, an extremely upscale area near Malibu with a black population of less than 2%.

Well, we stand corrected: The Daily Wire reports that there are actually two houses on the quarter-acre lot. Plus, she’s been on a regular real estate buying binge, purchasing a total of four homes for a combined $3.2 million. Khan-Cullors has also reportedly been looking at properties in an exclusive resort in the Bahamas where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods have getaways, and where properties are priced between $5 and $20 million.

All this has sparked backlash from local BLM leaders who want an investigation into how the group’s leaders are spending all those millions in donations that came pouring in from “woke” corporations last year. My writers and I looked into it ourselves, and I wish them good luck. You’ll find yourselves crawling into a confusing labyrinth of corporations and nonprofits, a “Foundation” that’s registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit but other branches that are not, hidden tax returns and refusals to answer questions from the media, and connections to various far-left PACs that, like parts of BLM, can’t register as non-profits because of their political activism.

It’s the kind of elaborate “hide the money trail” set-up that you’d expect from a trained capitalist with multiple mansions, not a trained Marxist. Or maybe that Marxist got just enough training to learn what all the most successful Marxists do: how to separate gullible leftists from their money.


OUR MOST READ STORY YESTERDAY:  ENOUGH! THIS is what domestic terrorism looks like

National Pet Day

By Mike Huckabee

Sunday was National Pet Day, so I hope you spent some time petting your dog, pampering your parrot, hugging your hedgehog, or waiting on your cat hand and foot. Or as I call that last one, “a typical day for a cat owner.”

Tennessee Shooting

By Mike Huckabee

Monday at the Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, police responded to a call about a possibly armed male student. They ordered him to come out of the bathroom, but instead, he opened fire on them. The student was shot dead, and one officer suffered injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening. The school will be closed for at least two days. This is a developing story, so keep watching for more information as it becomes available. In the meanwhile, please pray for healing for the officer and comfort for the kids.

The Shooting Death of Daunte Wright

By Mike Huckabee

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the tragic and disturbing police video of the shooting death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man detained in a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday.

Wright’s death appears to be the result of a series of tragic mistakes and bad decisions. He was reportedly pulled over for having expired license plates, although his car did have temporary plates. When it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant and police began to arrest him, he started fighting and tried to escape. A female officer pulled out what she thought was a taser (she can be heard on video shouting “Taser!”), but was actually a pistol and she mistakenly fired and killed him.

In a city already on edge over the Derek Chauvin trial, it’s set off two nights of violence and looting so far (although reporters seemed more concerned about the police chief calling it “rioting” than in the victims of the obvious rioting.)

Some sources are trying to paint this as police targeting a black person, but the arresting officer was also black, and it seems clear that the killing was a horrible mistake. Yes, there should be an investigation, and the officer who made that mistake should face consequences. But there is no rational justification to conclude that it was a deliberate, racist killing, and certainly no justification to burn down and loot the businesses of people who had nothing to do with it.

Frankly, I’m tired of hearing people chant “No justice, no peace!” when they obviously have no interest in either. They have become rabid exponents of mob rule and such enemies of the rule of law that the local city manager was fired just for saying that everyone deserves due process and the officer shouldn’t be fired before an investigation.

Note that the story quotes a city council member who says the city manager was doing a great job and she respects him personally, but she voted to fire him out of fear of reprisals from protesters if she didn’t. There’s the city government openly admitting that the mob now runs greater Minneapolis and not the elected officials.

If you oppose due process rights for all, if you demand punishment before an investigation, if you believe angry mobs should be in charge of cities, and if you believe your anger justifies you looting and burning a business and destroying the dreams and livelihoods of completely innocent people, then please stop telling us that you demand justice if we want peace. You are an enemy of both.

A Reader Writes Back...

I agree that voters would be outraged about what the Left is doing but only if they KNOW what the Left is doing. The reason why Trump lost the last election is because so many people simply absorbed the curated media/celebrity propaganda. I currently see no reason why that would change in 2022. Most people, especially young people, just aren't paying enough attention. Your newsletter is great for those who bother to read it, but can't break through the information curtain of Big Tech and MSM.

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  • Joyce Kanlan

    04/16/2021 12:09 PM

    Shooting death, no justice, no peace. Democrats don’t want either. They continue to USE whatever saying, whatever fits their narrative & PUSH, again, NO tolerance,NO, patience, NO, kindness,No peace. Just plain hate, intolerance intimidation bullying and violence over&over again with democrat government officials doing Nothing saying Nothing, just allowing innocent citizens businesses get torched, destroyed looted, riots & murders go without any repercussions. Democrats want a 3rd world ??hole, a rat Roach infested, filthy, unsafe, high crime country just like democrats run down Minneapolis Kenosha Portland & Chicago. Democrats-??running America into the ground.

  • Joyce Kanlan

    04/16/2021 12:02 PM

    Ignoring domestic terrorists is something Democrats have been doing since former Obama&BIDEN, (Muslim Brotherhood, Iran) &worsened with Biden&our first Jamaican Indian Socialist female VP. Satan is alive&well, left wing don’t acknowledge God as Obama/Biden removed God from their platform early on Obama’s Presidency. So, between No God, No peace, No tolerance No patience, No dignity&respect,NO TRUTH,NO HONESTY, just plain Socialist Propaganda 24/7, Whats left of our One Nation under God is filling up with left wing, godless, secular materialistic irreligious self absorbed self centered Socialist Propaganda,??,lies, deception deceit&dishonesty.

  • George W Trever

    04/14/2021 10:08 AM

    Buttigieg should consider all money going to highways is an act of racism. Frankly, his supposition is the stupidest statement for any Federal High Official this century.

    As far as the police officer shooting of Mr. Wright, how criminal is it not to accuse Mr. Wright's actions as the cause. If he had obeyed the officers, he would be alive. Come on man! The impact on the woman officer is perhaps even more devastating to her than the self-centered BLM jokers who only saw the incident to riot again.

  • Mike Manoogian

    04/14/2021 06:45 AM

    I heard a report that each job created by the Biden administration has a price of over $800,000 per job. No private company would ever spend so much just to hire a worker.

  • Richard Kurkowski

    04/13/2021 11:37 PM

    Biden and his crew of wreckers know about as much about running a successful government as a hog knows about Sunday. God help us.

  • Paul Kern

    04/13/2021 10:45 PM

    I am not surprised. I live across the river from Portland and can attest it has become a burned out ghetto. The same Marxists are now in Vancouver Washington and taking over schools, city and county governments. As a veteran I now saw I can not trust the police or national guard as they are infected with CRT and cancel culture.
    The churches have bowed the knee and keeping their members in the dark.
    It will only change if the Church repents and cries out to God

  • John E. Truitt

    04/13/2021 06:49 PM

    I enjoyed your newsletter immensely. I disagree with the assessment of the reader who believes that 2022 will be a continuation of 2020. Already there has been a backlash against Big Tech by many of those who have been long time users. States, such as Georgia, have passed new voting laws, And some of what Biden ran on, such as packing the Court, isn`t very popular even with the Democrats and the votes do not exist for passage in the Senate. As to what is happening on the Southern border, that too is causing a backlash among the GOP and Democrats alike. Not all Democrats are in the Far Left, as the Walkaway Foundation showed.

  • Charles Simmons

    04/13/2021 05:10 PM

    With the increasingly predictable anarchy stemming from the “Biden hard fork” from the Wilson-Roosevelt-Johnson-0bama leftist lunacy, it is clear that the “American Federation of Banana Republics” has accepted USA as its latest member.

  • Firewagon

    04/13/2021 04:34 PM

    Ahh, Mike, where to start? "....barricading the front door of Portland’s ICE headquarters with agents inside and setting the building on fire...." That probably represents true "insurrection" as compared to what transpired on 6 January at the Capitol building! Did the police draw and point their weapons at the protesters? Were ANY of those "peaceful protesters" shot like the UNARMED Air Force Vet who was perhaps just a simple trespasser? NO, or the entire state would have been 'allowed' to burn!

    The Shooting Death of Daunte Wright was primarily accountable to Daunte Wright. A refrain from a long-ago song that repeats with "When Will They Ever Learn, When Will They Ever Learn?" As in resisting arrest running from the po-po are both excellent methods for joining the multitudes in an early grave! I recall that this is hardly the first incidence where an officer has shot someone with their firearm believing they were employing some "non-lethal" device. No matter what transpires with this lady cop, she will live the rest of her life knowing she 'mistakenly' killed someone (she has already resigned)! To call this "an accident" or "accidental discharge" in the use of a weapon disregards all of the underlying causes that bring about these tragedies. Sage advice is to be law-abiding, as opposed to a lawbreaker, and the better choice for having a long life?

    I somewhat agree with the reader that wrote back, in that, in here we all are "preaching to the choir." Few of the mushy-brained young are reading after you, Mike, or any writers with a modicum of common sense and will continue to be led around by their noses, with that load of brainwashing indoctrination they have received at nearly ALL levels of our LOST educational system!

  • William Fuhrer

    04/13/2021 04:28 PM

    Understanding what is going on in the United States GUIDES......books THE DEVIL AND KARL MARX and Alinsky's RULES FOR REVOLUTIONARIES

  • Anne Turner

    04/13/2021 02:37 PM

    Your readers’s comment is right on. I don’t know how many liberal friends have told me when I mentioned something that happened, that they had never heard that, and/ or, that’s what they want you to think. Even one of my conservative friends thinks Biden does not have dementia. How can one watch him and not see it. It is early progress but why else would he avoid spontaneous commentary and address only scripted questions. If his befuddlement is due to his stutter then he should just fess up and say that he has struggled with a stutter all of his life and it is difficult for him to speak off the cuff. He would generate sympathy, not disgust, from almost everyone. This way just makes him appear old and in decline. If you just look closely at his eyes, there is that look of confusion , as in where am I and what as I doing here.

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/13/2021 02:10 PM

    Sheesh

  • LaDonna Ryan

    04/13/2021 02:01 PM

    Antifa and BLM are the trained Brown shirts of years ago in Germany. These groups are communists and were trained right out of prison. If ppl. wondered where all the prisoners that were let out of prison by your Democratic states went to they are on your streets committing terrorism. And doing what the Democratic government want's them to do.

  • Margaret Reed

    04/13/2021 01:55 PM

    My first whitewater rafting and camping trip was the New River many years ago. I was 45 years old. Went back to do the Gully .

  • Jim Norvell

    04/13/2021 01:50 PM

    Lighten up on Cruz. At least he is waging war against the border idiocy. Boehner was nothing but an alcohol sodden doormat for the Dims.

  • Belle Mieloch

    04/13/2021 01:35 PM

    Today on Facebook there was a statement saying the there were peaceful rioting and looting in MN. After the shooting yesterday. How can rioting and looting be peaceful? Makes me wonder about those writing this

  • Carl T Smith

    04/13/2021 01:28 PM

    Can't exceed what 'a Reader wrote'. Too many of every age group are only paying attention TO WHAT THE "MEDIA" Thinks we need to know. Communist Propaganda taking a back seat to understanding HOW TO USE the media for your cause.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/13/2021 12:49 PM

    Mike
    I think it is time that we Christians and Patriots learned to do what WE are called to do.
    Christians want a more Christ like America but unless we obey the Great Commission and win people to Christ we can't win.
    Remember the Orthodox Rabbis in Israel?
    They were and are a very small party that because of Israels coalition system had very much more power than numbers and they demanded that their sons and daughters be exempted from Military Service to stay home and study Torah;
    They demanded that there be NO Meat and Dairy Resturants in their areas even though they were the minority; that all Businesses even non Jewish be forced to close on the Sabbath and all Transportation be halted.
    Israel is mainly secular and that browned people off.
    SO -- when the Orthodox Party lost power in the last Election (or the one before it) an Orthodox Rabbi called on the Knesset to be run according to Torah rules they jeered and laughed him out of the Knesset and instead chose the first openly gay man -- that was their way of telling these old gray beard dictators where to get off.

    IF WE WANT A CHRISTIAN AMERICA THAN MAKE IT AN AMERICA OF CHRISTIANS.

    Patriots -- don't keep thinking about the Next Election : stand up and speak out NOW and tell your kids to do the same in school -- if nothing else make these Blue Reich bigots show their true colors.
    Government as it now stands is not the Friend of Faith or Freedom and only we can remake it in that image.
    Thank You, GOD Bless and Let's Roll !!!

  • Jj

    04/13/2021 12:48 PM

    Instead of thoughts and prayers going out to the families of the deceased cooperate with policemen they don’t want the conflict and they don’t want to have thoughts and prayers addressed to their families

  • Linda Estes

    04/13/2021 12:23 PM

    I just wanted to give you a link to a video you will surely find interesting regarding what the Globalists are up to and what their plan is ! You already know about the Great reset and this will give another perspective, (in this case a Holocaust survivor) on the subject!
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/04/13/covid-19-response-resembles-holocaust-tactics.aspx
    This video need to be spread wide and far if at all possible, so I hope you can find a way to do so!
    I love your Newsletter and read every article every day, and sharing with others both by email and through the Public Forums! Thank You for all you and your staff are doing to help Americans see the truth! Sincerely, Linda

  • Jerry

    04/13/2021 12:21 PM

    The shooting of the young guy in Mn is a terrible event this another event the MSM could use to educate Young and all Old people to do what is asked of them by police. The MSM needs to tell over and over that we have bad and problematic people in our society and it isn't 100 % that all people will respond to the police's question or commands in a lawful way. So the police need to be firm until compliance is reached. Running and resisting arrest does not turn out in a healthy outcome. MSM will not allow that service to be aired because this is how the MSM makes it money showing horror, tragic, and death events. Remember the song Dirty laundry? This is toxic laundry not educating the uninformed or the intoxicated public.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/13/2021 11:51 AM

    BLM realty buy:
    For donors
    for VIPs?
    for members
    Meetings
    Planning
    Media use
    Group use
    Why?

    Odd for a Marxist group to do BUT using Alinskys rules here for sure
    See.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/13/2021 11:30 AM

    Trump didn't lose -- it was fraud. Period.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/13/2021 11:26 AM

    Racist Hwys?
    Then I guess we cant rebuild our Hwys, Frwys, roads, RR tracks & we lose $$$ again.
    No Hwys or roads we cant acess "Medicare for all" OK Biden

  • Donna Sadler

    04/13/2021 11:14 AM

    I really like your writing. It's refreshing to be able to read about what's going on in the world
    without having to dig for the truth in every sentence of every post and news article. I still can't get over how big the blinders are on so many people. May God have mercy on us.
    Thanks for keeping us enlightened.