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March 15, 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
  • Crisis
  • Holy George Orwell! They're removing words from the dictionary
  • Sharp questioning
  • Crash and burn
  • ICYMI: The world is going insane
  • A Reader Writes Back...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 


 

Crisis

By Mike Huckabee

President Biden’s spokespeople refuse to use the word “crisis” to describe the situation he created on the border by reversing Trump policies that had stabilized illegal immigration. They call it a “challenge.” If so, it’s one they’re failing so badly to meet that they might have to upgrade their terminology to a “conundrum,” or an “oopsy,” which the rest of us might call a “flat-out calamity.”

Naturally, CNN is among the media outlets desperately flipping through the dictionary, trying to find words to describe the Biden-caused crisis that don’t actually describe what it really is. Check out this bit of linguistic calisthenics:

“The number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities, which are akin to jail cells and not intended for kids, has reached dramatic highs, documents show.”

Under Trump, detention centers for minors were “Children in cages!!” Under Biden, they’re children in US Border Patrol facilities that are “akin to jail cells.” That’s some pretty frantic euphemizing, there, pardners!

And what precisely does “dramatic highs” mean? According to a Reuters report, it means children sleeping on the floors and only being able to shower once a week because the “facilities” are at 729% capacity. That means 1800 kids in a facility built to house 250. This is why Fox News reporter Julio Rojas, after visiting the border, tweeted that he was “in shock” at how many people he saw illegally crossing, and “this is definitely a crisis.”

While some Democrats like Nancy Pelosi are ludicrously trying to blame this on Trump and claim Biden “inherited” the problem…

…Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador knows who and what is to blame, and that’s why he’s started calling Biden the “migrant President.” He can read the handwriting on the unfinished wall, and the Biden T-shirts on the illegal border crossers.

Where are the media figures, leftist politicians and Hollywood celebrities, tweeting that the President is a heartless monster who is putting children in cages? They’re remarkably silent, even though conditions have obviously become far worse in record time under Biden than they ever were under Trump. But then, they never cared that the same facilities they described as “cages” under Trump were actually built under the Obama/Biden Administration.

Personally, I don’t want to see people accuse Biden of being a heartless monster who wants to harm children (although I would like to hear them apologize for saying it about Donald Trump.) Name-calling and nasty, unfounded accusations about someone’s personal motives and what’s in their hearts is wrong, no matter which side it targets. I’d just like to hear them use their influential voices to tell Biden that it’s time to admit they were wrong and that he needs to reverse his reversals of Trump’s policies before his “challenge” becomes an irreversible disaster.

For more, here’s my appearance Sunday on Fox News Live to talk about the five components that are fueling the border crisis: kids, cages, cartels, coyotes and COVID.

Holy George Orwell! They're removing words from the dictionary

By Mike Huckabee

In George Orwell’s book “1984,” people speak a constantly evolving language called “Newspeak,” though the completed version is not expected to be the sole means of communication until about 2050. It’s a language that changes to “meet the ideological needs” of the socialist government that controls all.

And this is happening to our own language in 2021.

In Orwell’s story, revised editions of Newspeak come out periodically, each one smaller than the last but still containing “many superfluous words and archaic formations which [are] due to be suppressed later.” Reshaping the language is a long process.

The goal of Newspeak is to make all modes of thought that are incompatible with the principles of English socialism impossible --- “so much as thought is dependent on words.” As Orwell wrote:

"Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact meaning and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meanings and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by ELIMINATING UNDESIRABLE WORDS [emphasis mine] and by stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings and, so far as possible, of all secondary meanings whatsoever.”

"Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum.”

I would add that even though our thoughts are not totally dependent on words, the communication of complex ideas certainly is. So anyone who is wordlessly thinking/feeling that there is something wrong with the way things are remains essentially “locked in” and can’t communicate this to anyone.

So, congratulations, Dictionary.com. Thanks to your willingness to eliminate problematic words from your lexicon, you win the Newspeak Prize for MOST WORTHLESS DICTIONARY of 2021. You win for your decision to eliminate the word “slave” from the language. Since you are a slave to woke-ness, we will never, ever turn to you for any information regarding language. Ever.

As reported by YAHOO LIFE: “As part of its ongoing efforts to feature language that is more inclusive and reflective of modern-day society, Dictionary.com will no longer include the word ‘slave’ as a noun identifying a person, instead using the adjective ‘enslaved’ or referencing the institution of slavery.”

You see, a word such as “slave” might make people in certain groups feel bad, so it will be struck from the language. Never mind that a word such as “racist” remains, even though it might be wrongly applied to members of another group and make THEM feel bad. That’s perfectly fine; because of their “whiteness,” those people deserve to feel bad, anyway. So use the word “racist” all you want, but the word “slave” has been tossed down the memory hole.

It should be noted that our English dictionary still isn’t shrinking quite as fast as the Newspeak dictionary, simply because new politically correct terminology has to go in. For example, the story about Dictionary.com’s abolition (ha) of the word “slave,” includes the following:

"The change is one of 7,600 updates the online resource has announced, which also include the addition of terms relevant to race, social justice and identity, such as ’BIPOC’ (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and ‘Critical Race Theory.’ The latest updates --- which also include capitalizing ‘Indigenous’ when referring to people, and adding entries for ‘racialization,’ ‘disenfranchisement’ and ‘overpolice’ --- follow those announced last September. That round of revisions saw the capitalization of the word Black in reference to people, and the addition of terms relevant to mental health (specifically, suicide and addiction) and LGBTQ identity.”

Um, we'd like to point out that the above paragraph is already out of date, as “LGBTQ” has added at least a couple more letters and a “plus” sign, just to make sure every conceivable gender variation is specifically covered.

Also –- better sit down, snowflakes –- our use of the word “black” to describe a person will not be capitalized, just as the word “white” will not. We have read the rationale for capitalizing “black” and leaving “white” in all-lowercase and do not accept it. “African-American,” on the other hand, will be capitalized, as it refers to a geographical location that is capitalized. “European” will also be capitalized, for the same reason. That is how it will be according to the stylebook here at Huckabee.com, where we make the rules. And if we want to refer to a slave as a slave, we sure as heck will, whether it’s Samson or Miss Jane Pittman. Doing so is being honest, not disrespectful or “dehumanizing,” as if anyone could dehumanize Miss Jane Pittman.

Also, to the people at Dictionary.com: You’re proud of yourselves for this and say you’re ready for the backlash. I hope you think seriously about the reason for the backlash and don’t just dismiss it as (sigh) racism, because it isn’t. A dictionary is supposed to reflect how language is used, not dictate it, at least unless we’re all living in Oceania. Are we?

It’s time to stand up to this.

Here’s another jaw-dropping example of virtue signaling, from Columbia University in New York, where they’re holding “secondary” graduation ceremonies segregated by race, gender/sexuality, and (yes) income!

Even though these are “virtual” ceremonies this year, the school’s events “provide a more intimate setting for students and guests to gather, incorporate meaningful cultural traditions and celebrate the specific contributions and achievements of their communities,” they say.

Here’s another write-up at THE COLLEGE FIX. You’d swear it was from the BABYLON BEE.

And as long as we’re talking about standing up, here’s a strong commentary on the lie of systemic racism by Scott Johnston, bestselling author of CAMPUSLAND.

By the way, the novel CAMPUSLAND looks supremely entertaining.

It occurs to me that the word “racist” is being thrown around so much, maybe non-racists are finally overcoming their fear of being called one. Or that maybe they’ve figured out the best response isn’t a groveling apology but, “I know you are but what am I?”

Finally, Bill Maher offered a real wake-up call to the “woke” who are so obsessed with trivia about race and social justice –- like a few Dr. Seuss drawings that no one but them even thinks about –- that they’ll cause us to lose a very serious competition with China for world domination.

If that happens, “microaggressions” will be the last thing to be concerned about.

Americans are “a silly people,” Maher said during his monologue on Friday, referring to a line about the bickering Saudi tribes in the movie LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. China can build a dam, he said, while Americans fight over “what to rename it.” Just for that line, we should name our dam after Bill Maher, if it ever gets built. See the video (strong language warning) here.

As it currently stands, some Americans are proudly “woke,” but as a country we’re going broke, and ever more divided. Removing words from the dictionary? I think more people are realizing that we have to reject woke-ness and end the madness now.

Sharp questioning

By Mike Huckabee

Yet another of President Biden’s radical appointees was in the Senate for confirmation hearings, and it didn’t go well for her. Vanita Gupta, his pick for associate attorney general, has a history of condemning Republicans as racists and xenophobes, and of claiming that everyone is racially biased and every single American institution is systemically racist.

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas used his time to hone in on those beliefs and try to get her to tell the Senate which racial biases she harbors against which groups, and in what ways the Biden White House is systemically racist. Before you click to find out what happened, take a wild guess as to whether he was able to get a straight answer to those questions.

Crash and burn

By Mike Huckabee

It appears that anti-gun activist David Hogg’s much-ballyhooed plan to launch a liberal pillow company to drive Mike Lindell’s My Pillow out of business has already crashed before it even got off the ground. This is what happens when someone starts a business without knowing the first thing about the product, or how to make the product, or how to start any business, or even enough to register the name so that someone else doesn’t trademark it out from under you. Also, that you should probably at least have some kind of business plan before you start appointing people to run your diversity and inclusion committee.

It’s ironic that an anti-gun activist has given the world such an epic demonstration of how to shoot oneself in the foot.

ICYMI: The world is going insane

By Mike Huckabee

Just in case you were wondering if the news could get any weirder under Democratic leadership, a former employee of a Panda Express in California is suing, claiming she was ordered to strip to her underwear and hug a partially-clad co-worker as part of a “training seminar.” Sounds like she was training to work for Andrew Cuomo, not Panda Express.

Also, the California Department of Education is about to vote on a proposed new public school ethnic studies curriculum that will reportedly stress “decolonization” of American society, teach kids that the US is filled with racism, oppression and white supremacy, and replace the Christian God (white supremacy) with kids chanting to the Aztec god of human sacrifice.

Let me point out the one thing common to both of these insane stories: “California.” That’s the state the Democrats in DC think that all of America needs to be like.

A Reader Writes Back...

To see half the country fall under the hypnotic spell of this invented narrative is like being strapped into an automobile driven by once-normal family members who now are hell-bent on driving as fast as they can to the top of a volcano to get some great selfies when it erupts.

America The Beautiful

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  • Meda Senick

    03/16/2021 07:57 PM

    This is scary to say the least. It appears that we can do nothing to stop it, we could. All we need to do is charge them all with treason and run them out of the imprisoned white house. Wonder what they will call in in another 3 months.

  • Elizabeth crouse

    03/16/2021 11:06 AM

    I can’t believe lies being told and I guess believed by those who hated Trump. I believe President Trump had wisdom and could get things done through competent people. Not so with President Biden. Sad

  • Gale Woolsey

    03/16/2021 01:32 AM

    How in the world did a bunch of lunatics take over our country like this! Since the border “holding camps” are busting at the seams, these children and teenagers should be boarded on buses, then transported straight to The White House, VP Harris’ residence as well as Granny Pelosi’s! They all have plenty of room where they live since they invited these people in! If I had a CDL license, I’d gladly drive a bus load there myself!

  • Cheryl Breon

    03/15/2021 10:52 PM

    I just hope I have half your wit and intelligence when I am 70. Ha. I am 69 now.

  • William Fuhrer

    03/15/2021 09:22 PM

    China is expected to make a move and with occupied cities and an open border and drug cartels doing their thing. Taiwan is the expected target but with President Joseph Biden in charge it could be somewhere else

  • Michael

    03/15/2021 07:56 PM

    I have not intentionally listened to the MSM for months before the election or after, until today watching ABC (All Bull Crap) Nightly News. For all the people who are so ignorant and stupid to receive and believe the MSM, seek the diversity and open mindness you claim you value (think sarcasm) and see and hear the other side. Read Mike Huckabee, TownHall, Conservative Tribune, etc. Watch One America News, Real Americas Voice, Mark Levine, Bill O'Reilly, etc. On ABC news tonight the fake news media touted phony China Joe and Kamala and the $1400 stimulus checks to Americans. Of course the fake news and the true Enemies of the People (along with Dems and RINO'S) didn't tell their viewers that only 9 percent of the 1.9 trillion dollars went to Americans, with the rest of the tax burden being inflicted upon Americans is for the Dems pork spending, foreign countries and bail outs to fiscally irresponsible blue states. WAKE UP AMERICA- stop watching and believing the lying MSM. Stand up to the cancel culture and tell them to go screw themselves. Stand up to those trying to ruin our country. Stand up and say no to mask and government mandates that are all about power and control, not health and safety!! Stop listening to frauds like Fauci and others who want power and control over the American sheeple who go along and give up their rights, freedoms and liberties. There has to be a FIGHT against the attacks on our Constitution and against the Socialist-Marxist agenda of the Dems and RINO'S. Wake up and fight against and refuse to cooperate with the current narrative and agenda BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!! All the Red States need to join together and stand together against the blue states and the Dems!!! Never again depend on the SCOTUS (Swamp Court of the U.S.), never again depend on the huge majority of politicians!! Patriots need to get in large groups (strength in numbers) and stay strong in the fight to save our country from all the domestic terrorist and I am not talking about Trump supporters, but the ones full of hate and intentional division to fundamentally transform our country to fit their warped ideology!!! WAKE UP AMERICAN Patriots and Constitutionalist!!!!

  • George Webster

    03/15/2021 07:09 PM

    Mike: I no longer listen to the corporate media. They have lied. Lost trust forever. Even Fox News for calling Arizona for Biden. You may ask doesn't it say " forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those". There is a need to show these people how much damage they have done. We just really don't know what to do. Tuning them out of our lives is a reasonable start.

  • Doug Miller

    03/15/2021 06:27 PM

    After adding additional letters to LGBTQ we will be well on our way to using up the whole alphabet. Then we will either have to add additional letters to the alphabet or start using words. But wait, were in cancel culture. We can't add letters or use words that no longer exist.

  • Martha Bausch

    03/15/2021 05:30 PM

    I enjoyed your book on How the Left Stole Reading. I hope this book will be published, I would enjoy having a copy.

    Martha

  • Anne-Maree Dagg

    03/15/2021 04:30 PM

    Thank you for highlighting Bill Maher’s China v US commentary. I watched a documentary recently regarding Xi’s rise to power and how he has built China’s economy and standard of living. All western countries could learn from the positives. Bill Maher is my new hero!!!??

  • George Reynolds

    03/15/2021 04:24 PM

    Have you seen this video from Crowder near the end of February, where he investigated the alleged addresses of some of the voters in the 2020 presidential election?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfN93gDLwVA
    None of the addresses his associates visited was a residence. Some were vacant lots, some were empty buildings, one was in the middle of a highway.

  • Sharon James

    03/15/2021 03:25 PM

    Can we buy a copy of the wonderful Dr. Seuss parody?

  • Paul Kern

    03/15/2021 03:06 PM

    Ot is very sad and discouraging. I voted Republican though I am a classical Liberal like our founding Fathers.
    It looks like perverted ways of thinking and living are the new norm when even churches, the Pope and other religious leaders are accepting of this.
    Their president is signing whatever his handlerswant and now emasculating the military.
    Governor, do you have any ideas. I know of millions who are ready to fight back. What will be te outcome of this?

  • Jj

    03/15/2021 02:50 PM

    One of the many congress members should write a bill telling everyone in America is a racist, xenophobic , homophobic and what ever they want to describe an American and shut the hell up why anyone listens to these freaks is stunning

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/15/2021 02:33 PM

    Thank you

  • Pat J Green

    03/15/2021 02:29 PM

    Thankfully I never use an on line dictionary. I have an 1828 Noah Webster American Dictionary of The English Language that when I need a dictionary I use
    Nobody but nobody will tell me what I can or cannot say.

  • JC Holland

    03/15/2021 02:23 PM

    Governor:
    Please tell us readers why you won't go meet with Joe Manchin. Or, at least get him on your show to explain his anti-Christian, and anti-American voting record with the socialist democrats.

  • Gayle Rightmyer

    03/15/2021 02:14 PM

    I just went to dictionary.com and the noun slave is still there.

  • Robert Dragonetti

    03/15/2021 02:04 PM

    Governor Huckabee,
    My question regards whether a challenge by any state to an executive order issued by the President, if upheld by a court, would extend to the other states? My question comes from an article that I had read on the AMAC website where the State of Texas had contested the executive order on immigration and a court put a stay on that order.
    Thank you.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    03/15/2021 01:33 PM

    Mike
    now that George Floyds family have gotten big bucks for his " wrongful death" can the families of Black Retired Police Officer Dorn and others killed by the Antifa Facists get the same?
    You know when he first uttered it GIVE ME LIBERTY OF GIVE ME DEATH was a challenge -- now its becoming a Prayer :)

  • PAUL920920356 SCHABER

    03/15/2021 01:28 PM

    The Biden Administration and the Secretary of Homeland Security is about to be taught a lesson that happened in New Orleans after Katrina.

    First problem is where are they going to find the mobile homes or should I say the excess containers that can be converted to temporary living quarters, and move them to either FT Lee in Petersburg Virginia or to Ames NASA Research Center located in the Lower San Francisco Bay area without being noticed by the people in the surrounding cities of there arrival.

    Second problem, who is going to be providing the medical help needed to screen the illegals for either COVID-19 or some other disease, at FT Lee they have only a medical clinic. At Ames, they will have to get Stanford Medical :University to provide medical assistance.

    Third problem, How is the main street media going to cover this when the
    local residents commence picketing outside the gates and also are picketing in front of the Congressional and Senate Democrat office demanding answers.

    The answer is that Joe opened a Pandora's Box during the Campaign and turning on the "WE ARE OPEN COME ON IN SIGN FOR ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME.."

    Also watch carefully as the santuary cities and states look at the windfall that Joe Signed in have to used fort the illegals and the unions are thrown to the wolves that includes the Teacher's Union.

  • ken moore

    03/15/2021 01:09 PM

    CRISIS there is no crisis if you have your head buried in the sand like empty vase biden has chosen to view
    that is why FEMA federal emergency management ass. was called in to help with NO CHRIS OR EMERGENCY
    I RECOMMEND BORDER CITYS BUS THE NO CHRIS TO DELAWARE AND CALIFORNIA CITYS

  • Dee Hay

    03/15/2021 01:03 PM

    This is the "Perfect Storm" to finally take down traditional America. Our government is being totally over whelmed by design, we simply cannot economically and electorally survive the massive threat all these socialists are dumping on us.

  • Diane Massad

    03/15/2021 12:34 PM

    Governor: In the deluge of information with which everyone is being splashed, your ability to sieve that information AND compose a sane perspectives, well, your abilities are amazing! [And and your writings serve as a lantern...in the storms we all are enduring. Thank-you!!

  • Stephen Russell

    03/15/2021 11:54 AM

    How do we take Back our Freedoms:

    To reopen schools alone
    & small business.
    Need legal & socially
    How can we do this on Local level aside Statewide.
    Yes we can recall those in power BUT still
    How can we?
    DC wont listen to US unless we Purge DC totally
    ( RINOs & Never Trumpers)
    Civil War 2 coming