THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Proverbs 18:10 KJV
2. Memo to New York and California shop owners (and prosecutors)
These workers at a Guitar Center in Albuquerque demonstrate how to deal with someone who tries to grab the merchandise and run out with it. Except I really hope that guitar wasn’t damaged.
Watch all the way to the end to see that they weren’t completely harsh. They were kind enough to return his shoe.
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3. RIP Gina Lollobrigida
I’m sad to have to report that we’ve lost another icon of old Hollywood glamor. Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian movie actress once dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world,” has died in Rome at 95.
She starred in more than 60 films, both American and European, including “Come September,” “Trapeze” and “Beat the Devil,” alongside such leading men as Humphrey Bogart, Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Sean Connery. Her hairstyle sparked the “poodle cut” trend in the 1950s. She was known for being strong and independent, and was so popular that she told Vanity Fair, “At one point, I had in my contract, in addition to 10 percent of the gross, approval of my co-star, the director and the script.” She initially studied fine arts and went into acting reluctantly. By the time she retired from the screen, she had built separate careers as a sculptor, painter and renowned photojournalist.
Rest in peace to a truly remarkable woman.
4. Latest Biden Administration brainstorm
Here’s the latest Biden Administration brainstorm for dealing with the flood of illegal immigration they’ve caused: Reward illegal aliens for squealing on Americans who hire them.
Biden's DHS put out a memo announcing an expedited deportation “relief” process for illegal immigrants who report their American employers to the government. The employers will face "severe consequences" as "predatory actors," while the workers can earn deferred deportation and work authorization for turning them in.
Biden’s people claim they’re trying to disincentivize the hiring of illegal immigrants, but they’re doing it by letting the illegal immigrants stay here and work. It’s the same way that Democrats have “reduced” crime statistics by making crime legal. I’m all for holding employers of illegal immigrants accountable, but here’s a crazy thought: how about holding the illegal border crossers accountable, too, and deporting them instead of incentivizing them?
5. Must-See Video
This clip of Russian/British comedian Konstantine Kisin making a brilliant argument against radical woke climate change policies at the Oxford Union has exploded on the Internet. Watch it and you’ll see why. This is fantastic (warning: language alert, but not a lot.)
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MY LATEST BOOK
It is said that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is a different kind of politician, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s assembled a different kind of collection of basses and guitars.
The governor’s zeal for guitars and basses began—as was the case for an untold number of other youngsters—when he saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Almost three years later, at the age of 11, Mike’s Christmas present in 1966 was a Penncrest model 1580 electric guitar and amplifier, purchased from a J.C. Penney catalog.
And that exact instrument is one of the guitars and basses displayed and chronicled in the “Personal Time (Warp) Machines” chapter of BASSES AND GUITARS: The Huckabee Collection.
So why did Huckabee opt to participate in a photo-centric book project about his instruments?
“It had been suggested to me by more than one person,” the governor said, “and I loved the idea, because the collection is eclectic, with lots of stories behind the guitars.”
The book’s author is Willie G. Moseley, Senior Writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine. Willie has been writing for VG since 1989, and BASSES AND GUITARS: The Huckabee Collection Is his fifteenth book.