Evening Edition - October 10

October 10, 2019

In this era when Congressional debates more closely resemble a cat fight in a junk yard, it’s rare for something to come along that’s so offensive that Congress members spanning the political spectrum from Ted Cruz to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all join together in condemning it.  So maybe we should send a thank-you note to the NBA for finally uniting Americans again in a shared, common, furious disgust at their wretched kowtowing to communist China by silencing the Houston Rockets’ GM’s tweet in support of the pro-freedom demonstrators in Hong Kong.

https://www.westernjournal.com/espn-suddenly-wants-steer-clear-politics-kowtows-china/

But before we get angry solely at the NBA, let’s be fair and admit they aren’t the only large US corporation that’s acting like a lackey of Beijing. 

For instance, there’s Disney subsidiary ESPN, which has no problem glorifying athletes who slander our own President (the only person in government who’s actually been standing up to China for years) as a dictator, but is more than willing to bend over for the real dictators in Beijing. This week, “SportsCenter” aired a map of China that’s a product of pure communist propaganda, showing China as possessor of a number of areas they have no legitimate claim to, from the China Sea to Taiwan to one of the states of India. (Again, I’m so old I remember when “SportsCenter” was about sports and not geopolitics.)

https://www.dailywire.com/news/espn-bows-to-communist-china-posts-illegitimate-propaganda-map-of-china/

Kim Hirsch at the Victory Girls blog takes inventory of some of the many craven US companies that are rushing to change their advertising, delete social media accounts or do whatever it takes to mollify their masters in China that they are not showing support in any way for the people demanding freedom in Hong Kong. 

https://victorygirlsblog.com/tiffany-joins-the-nba-in-kissing-up-to-china/

Those companies include some names closely associated with rampant capitalism, but that now apparently take their marching orders from the ChiComs, including Tiffany, Givenchy, Coach and Versace.  Vans sneakers yanked several entrants in their shoe design contest because they expressed support for Hong Kong. Of course, Hollywood, desperate for overseas ticket revenues, has also long been tailoring and censoring its own movies and TV shows to Chinese sensitivities.  They love offending most of America between the coasts, but are terrified at offending the communist Chinese government.

And let’s not forget Apple, which yanked an app used by the protesters in Hong Kong to keep track of where the police were.  Apple claims it was being used by criminals, but its developers replied that there is zero evidence of that.  It was being used by protesters to avoid being beaten, shot and arrested.  If that and not pressure from Beijing was behind Apple’s decision, then why did they also remove an app in China for the news outlet Quartz that people were using to get up-to-date coverage of the Hong Kong protests? 

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/10/20907596/apple-hong-kong-protests-app-removed-china

It’s ironic that Apple first burst onto the scene with a now-famous commercial showing a woman throwing a hammer and smashing a giant TV screen with the glowering face of a “1984”-like dictator ranting from it.  Today, she’d pull out a squeegee and clean it so everyone could see Big Brother clearly. 

It was often said when we started doing business with China that it was a good thing because it would help export American values and make them more like us.  Sadly, it appears that in some ways, it’s imported communist Chinese values and made a lot of us like them.  Either that, or some Americans just have no American values other than watching out for the bottom line. 

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You know you’re getting old if you can remember when liberals were in favor of free speech. 

Just in the past week, we’ve seen House Democrats demand President Trump’s impeachment for the high crime of saying that China and Ukraine should investigate allegations of corruption involving Joe Biden’s son (incidentally, Biden now agrees that Trump should be impeached for suggesting investigating his own alleged corruption, and, I assume, be replaced with himself, the guy whose alleged corruption we’re not even allowed to talk about.) 

In addition, Kamala Harris demanded that Twitter revoke the President’s Twitter account because she doesn’t like what he tweets on it (there's the mindset you want in the Oval Office, defending your Constitutional rights.)  And now, the Biden campaign is rebuking the New York Times even for running a guest op-ed criticizing Biden.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-campaign-slams-the-new-york-times-ukraine-coverage-in-letter-to-editor-are-you-trulyy-blind-to-what-you-got-wrong-in-2016

The article was by “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer, who’s made a specialty of tracking down the mysterious and creative pathways through which large streams of cold cash flow into the campaign chests, “charity foundations” and pockets of relatives of powerful “public servants.”  It was entitled “What Hunter Biden Did Was Legal – That’s the Problem."  At this point, you’d think Joe would be happy that an op-ed about his son just called his business practices problematic but legal.  But no, his people still think it’s a federal offense even to question him. 

To be honest, I’m not certain who to fault here.  Sure, it’s a stunning bit of hubris for the Biden campaign to think it should be able to dictate which opinions are allowed to be printed in the New York Times.  But should I criticize the Biden people for thinking that, or the Times editors for leading them to believe they actually have a right to think it because they're the Democratic Party's house organ?     

 

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  • Dusty

    10/13/2019 03:11 PM

    Whole NBA and these companies not standing up for the freedom of Hong Kong is terrible. NBA players sit there and know they make millions by shutting up while another black man kneels in the NFL per the way he felt many were treated in this Free country, so which is okay? Why we for years lost good jobs here per going overseas for the huge profits? Why was this allowed. Gov not sure when you talk to the President and I back him on all he fights for against this SWAMP Congress I see what has gone on, but please tell him to watch the use of his language per okay when he was doing construction and those he no doubt dealt with in that type of work , but for the public and younger people are listening too keep behind closed doors among those who understand why he is upset after the past horrible years and what he and his family have faced per this SWAMP use that he is this horrible person when they do not want to lose control. Now we get Turkey and we are letting them invade and kill our allies who were also per experts in this area were in this for what they needed also for not to help us but to maybe help themselves. So what are we to do when damned if do and not do. We let Syria Assad kill and move out much of his country for his own power and we did what? Love this of the liberal press on about all of this while we had a President for 8 yr take down our military and no one said anything on either side. WHY NOT? Now we are to continue with all of these battles while who else is that involved. Like we give billions to the Ukraine and they have a corrupt Govt for years where did our money go? Besides to Biden son at $50,000/mo who paid this? Most in this country do not make this. Who is kidding who. Try to say look at Pres Trumps kids and overseas they did this for years all of the family. Not politics their father is now? So we all just hand over our money to run in politics and many make millions in the job. Just saw Pres Obama bought a beach house in Marthas Vineyard stronghold of the elite Liberals for $17 million is this not right amazing for just being President? Impeachment is the biggest scam being put forth now all they had left when Mueller let them down. Now let us take a deep breath for the JD and why we got this whole Russian scam. Why is this allowed to even move forward . Pres for years had conversations and asked for things to be done now this is a way to now take an IMPEACH? HOW ? Like Gov to see the President just talk of what he is doing the good parts of things and not attack personally and I understand he is very upset and PO and I would be too but this is the big part of our MEDIA and run by a group that has had power for a few years mostly since Pres Clinton and many did well and still want to on both sides? He has upset their racket and they want to go after him. He is not going to back down and even if impeached he can go back to what he had and still live a fantastic life,super family and know he tried to make it better for us the WORKING PEOPLE and we the VOTERS will have to face the worst we may ever see?

  • JOYCE F BIRCH

    10/11/2019 04:56 PM

    Is the posting by Patrick Vye true?

  • rodney burke

    10/11/2019 04:54 PM

    Yeah, we Need some arrests. We've got some arrogant people out there who think because they are dems that they control the press. Really? We like yuo question everything that has zero facts. And Yes, I advocate the NBA shout themselves down and just broadcast in China since they think that market is more important than us. hey, we can revive the ABA and get REAL basketball here in the US. Who needs America hating NBA. If we can destroy the HFL we can do likewise to the NBA. We have priorities and ...

  • Margaret Roth

    10/11/2019 02:39 PM

    Good article. Too bad most Americans only follow the democrats’ Pied Piper,
    who is leading most of them straight into socialism.

  • WILLIAM BACKS

    10/11/2019 10:01 AM

    love your comments I wish I could join you on the cruise

  • Howard Boggs

    10/11/2019 09:47 AM

    If there's any good in this circus, it's that I am moved to pray for President Trump each day.

  • Janet C. Harris

    10/11/2019 08:45 AM

    Thank you again for TAKING TIME to air truth!!!

    Blessings to Mike Huckabee and those who make our Evening Edition possible. We appreciate you!

    -Janet-

  • Dick Algire

    10/11/2019 08:45 AM

    It is hard to imagine how Walt Disney would feel today after seeing what has happened to the company that he founded. He promoted the family; family togetherness, fun and a wholesome atmosphere. Today money has become the object of the Disney company's obsession and those in charge don't care how they make it. For me, ESPN has proven to be the worst thing that has ever happened to amateur sports, a view I have personally held for many years. The Disney organization has proven its desire to destroy the freedom of the American people as they have adopted socialist views and expound socialist principles. Unfortunately, the Disney Corporation isn't the only commercial entity that is willing to abandon both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution and is also willing to keep God "locked up in the basement." American education, at all levels, has turned away from teaching the truth about the founding of this nation and its history and closed its doors to religious truth. It is amazing to me that so many people don't realize that their vote is almost non-existent today. It is the responsibility of Congress to make law, but it isn't Congress making the laws but political appointees who have not been voted on or vetted by the public who make law today. Companies like Disney are giving their support of this deceitful circumvention of the American Constitution. Disney is all about "show me the money," and, unfortunately today that same can be said for a great many of America's professional athletes and yet so many of them are looked up to as heroes. We Americans should be more selective about those we chose as our heroes and desire to emulate.

  • Susan M Havlicek

    10/11/2019 08:28 AM

    It is so horrible that the Democrats have caused so much chaos and corruption that they are destroying our great country. They don't care all about greed and control. We need to keep praying for God to save our great country.

  • JC Holland

    10/11/2019 08:23 AM

    I heard this morning that Booker and Beto are calling for tax exempt status should be cancelled for any religion that rejects gay marraige.
    Based on this and the DNC positions on abortion, I am astounded that any Muslim, Catholic, black Baptist, or Jewish person of faith would ever vote for them.
    And yet, nearly all the leaders of these religions and the sheep that follow them are all in with democrats.
    Please explain this. Also, please explain why the RNC and their candidates do such a lousy job getting that out to the people. The RNC can't even get the message about how bad socialism is out to the general uninformed public and young people.

  • Audrey Skarness

    10/11/2019 08:16 AM

    Perhaps the politicians should open their Bibles and read Romans 13:1,2.

  • Lynn Miller

    10/11/2019 08:06 AM

    The criminal mind benders in the Obama camp, in the FBI, CIA, State Department, mainstream media, Hollywood, NBA, NFL, do not want any information available to the American voter and no right of free thought and free expression other than that which is the propaganda crafted by the liberal, global elitists and conveyed via the colluding mainstream media. These shifts away from American patriotism by major government and corporate agencies are simply treasonous.

  • Donald Buchholz

    10/11/2019 06:40 AM

    You are right on. Keep on keeping on.

  • Patrick Vye

    10/11/2019 01:00 AM

    Trump corrupt bank accounts
    Bank: Excim Bank of China
    Excim banker: Zhang
    SSN:928555674

    Main bank acct #:6-5764920-6866
    Name on Acct (can change):
    Bh**********
    Controls: 475,874,962 Chinese Yuan Renminbi.
    These funds are in lieu of Wells Fargo accounts that were recently compromised.
    New accounts created for: William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee, Robert Jeffress, Ralph Reed, Paula White

  • J Howard Markley Jr

    10/10/2019 11:52 PM

    Thought the Barnum and Bailey Circus had gone out of business but it appears instead to have franchised itself to the Democrats in Congress.

  • Jerry

    10/10/2019 11:22 PM

    As a believer in Capitalism I understand the gold in China is there for the mining and the NBA is taking as much as it can get the NBA has made a lot of money in the USA however the mine must be getting a little thin of its Gold. Has greed overcome NBA Corporations that it would sell out the place it got its start. Yes it did it is shameful the Organizations have been stricken by Gold fever and they have a huge case of it. The NBA will not be able to handle or help themselves in this dispute money is all they want and the way it gets it is no concern of theirs. Caution has not been thought of if China tells them to pound sand they will come home and try to scrape as much gold out of the USA as it can. As stated before when large amount of money is on the table greed and corruption is right next to it. The NBA is an example of it. The large salaries of all needs to be met not one of the employees will work for less China will dictate to them how when they will jump dribble shoot speak eat sleep thats China's way or you disappear . Good Luck Boys!

  • Sherry Glascock aka Sharon Glascock

    10/10/2019 09:55 PM

    I wish Walt and Roy were still alive and head of the Disney Studio's and parks, it would be so different they both had high morals and loved Small Town MO Marceline, MO and Kansas City too. They both honored our country and taught stars that worked for them how they should present themselves if they wanted to work for Disney Studio's. There was not sex or bad words spoken in their films. I just watched part of the latest movie " A Star Is Born" and every-other work was the F word, awful movie bad acting and I think they may have won an award for it. That is what CA likes now and if you view the list of movies you and my husband and I will not pay money to watch them Mike . Stay Strong with the Right had of God and we will too.

  • Joseph K Weydemann

    10/10/2019 09:39 PM

    It is sad how far the country has fallen. Maybe the 2nd coming is drawing nigh. I liked the idea of pulling our troops out. But Possibly slower. Possibly telling the UN and then it would the worlds problem.

    But there is no satisfying some people. We go abroad to help people. Then they say it is for oil. They complain of America acting as the worlds police. We bring the troops home they bitch about us allowing the world to be.

    Now it is not America's problem let the other countries of the world band together. Do what America has done for years.

  • Virginia C Campbell

    10/10/2019 09:06 PM

    LOVED this edition!! Actually I love and agree with all of your commentaries.
    Please keep them coming they are so informative and broken down to the main facts.
    Thank you for standing up for what is morally right in the face of all the moral breakdown in our country.
    God Bless you,
    HE is coming soon.

  • WILEY S DRAKE

    10/10/2019 08:29 PM

    Wiley Drake <[email protected]>
    Thu, Oct 3, 11:02 AM (20 hours ago)

    to Open

    Congressional Prayer Conference of Washington DC Calls for Cooperation with All Worldwide Prayer Partners to a Special Repentance Prayer for America
    Contact: Pastor Wiley Drake, 714-865-8132

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Congressional Prayer Conference is offering the following avenues of prayer to Pray America back to Repentance and a closer walk with God through Jesus:

    1. "Telephonic Prayer Session" daily, Monday through Friday, 1-605-468-8016, Access code 399430# at 9:00 AM EST

    2. 24-hour "Live" Prayer Request Line, 1-714-865-8132

    3. "Live" Upper Room Prayer Vigils daily at 12:00 noon and 8:00 PM EST, 1-714-522-7201

    4. E-mail for written prayer targets: [email protected]

  • Stephen Russell

    10/10/2019 08:28 PM

    what hold does China have over US firms?
    Or are they embedded with Chinese spies?
    Why bow to Beijing?