Morning Edition - June 12

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MORNING EDITION

June 12, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

BAD NEWS ON THE CORONAVIRUS FRONT

Bad news on the coronavirus front: transmission is once again on the rise, with Florida and North Carolina chalking up record single-day case increases on Thursday. This is being blamed on economies opening up, but some states never had full lockdowns or started easing them weeks ago. The sudden uptick now would seem to be more related to all the street protests.

But “health professionals” told us that protesting racism was more important than containing the virus, after telling us that protesting lockdowns wasn't. This means we are now entering a potentially dangerous period, where coronavirus cases are rising again while the “health experts” that people once trusted to help stem the rise have flushed all their credibility right down the toilet by prioritizing politics over science.

ANARCHIST PROTESTORS ARE TAKING OVER SEATTLE

Anarchist protesters are taking over Seattle, extorting businesses, waving around guns and declaring themselves an autonomous “cop-free” zone while Mayor Jenny Durkan not only does nothing to stop them, she’s called them “patriotic” and “peaceful,” and claimed it’s illegal for President Trump to order the military to stop their insurrection (fun fact: it isn’t.)

But after making a long list of ridiculous demands, the protesters have finally come up with one that I think virtually every American and all law-abiding Seattle residents can agree with. A group of protesters stormed City Hall and demanded that the Mayor resign.

I suspect even the police chief agrees with the protesters on this demand…

Of course, they want her to resign because she won’t defund the police department (she’s just neutered them.) But I’m willing to add that to the list of reasons, which is now in the quadruple digits. So far, she’s resisting resigning, but maybe if they explained to her that a group of lawless communist anarchists want it, she’d see the wisdom of it and do it.

SCRUBBING THE CAPITOL CLEAN

Nancy Pelosi is demanding that all Confederate statues be removed from the Capitol and all military bases named after Confederate officers be renamed because they glorify white supremacy. The Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee voted to rename the bases as well, but President Trump says absolutely not: those bases have become part of a great American military tradition where soldiers were trained who won two World Wars.

I don’t know what the eventual resolution of this will be, but it seems that if they’re determined to scrub away the names of anyone ever associated with the Southern White supremacist movement from taxpayer-paid structures, they might start with all the things named after the late Sen. Robert Byrd, a one-time KKK “Exalted Cyclops.”

I know you’ll say I’m only saying that to stir up trouble because Robert Byrd was a Democrat. News flash: so were all those Confederate generals.

HOLLYWOOD CHIMES IN

A group of liberal celebrities shot one of those pretentious black-and-white videos with sad music where they look into the camera and tell us how racist we all are and how they are going to be more aware and work to change that. The response on Twitter was savage:

As many commenters noted, the same stars who scolded us for owning guns while hiring armed bodyguards, and for our sexism while protecting countless predators like Harvey Weinstein, and for generating CO2 while tooling around on yachts and private jets, are now scolding us for our racism. It also took them about 24 hours to go from attacking cops and donating big bucks to bail out rioters in Minneapolis to screaming for the police to come remove “these animals” from their gated neighborhoods when the looting reached Rodeo Drive.

As usual, Ricky Gervais was the only comic brave enough to pop their pomposity balloon…

But the best comment ever made by any celebrity about social commentary by celebrities still applies:

“Rock stars! Is there anything they DON’T know!” – Homer Simpson

TRUMP MEETS ABOUT POLICE REFORM, RACISM, OTHER TOPICS

Yesterday, President Trump held a roundtable talk with faith leaders in Dallas about the ongoing turmoil over-policing and racism. He announced that he’s finalizing an executive order on policing that will encourage police departments nationwide to meet the most current, professional standards, including tactics for de-escalation, such as having social workers work with the police where it’s appropriate.

But he said there will be no defunding of police: “If anything we’re going the opposite route. We’re going to make sure that our police are well trained, perfectly trained, they have the best equipment.”

I was also glad to hear Trump say that he would focus on economic development in minority communities, increase access to capital for small businesses, improve medical institutions in those neighborhoods and renew a call for Congress “to enact school choice.” Some of those are suggestions I made just yesterday that will do far more to help black communities than defunding the police would. But good luck getting a Democratic House to stop engaging in political theater by donning African costumes and kneeling, and pass real reform like school choice. Well, maybe after November…

If you’d like to see more without the biased media filters, here’s full video of the roundtable

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

Mark 11:24 (KJV)

 



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  • Keely I Gerlach

    06/13/2020 02:47 PM

    My son was crying out "HELP ME" when the CLAREMORE OK COPS were drowning him in the creek! ALL LIFE MATTERS!!! My SONS AND JJ MARTINEZ LIFE MATTERED! JJ Martinez was murdered by a Claremore OK COP, in his home, in front of his mom, kids, and family! The COPS in CLAREMORE OK MURDERED my son and JJ Martinez, as well as another person who was in jail - the cop BEAT her head in. ALL of these senseless MURDERS by the COPS in Roger's County OKLAHOMA happened in 2019! They DID NOT get a jury or a trial they are DEAD because a COP decided to MURDER someone that day! THAT's WHAT MATTERS. ALL of these people including MY SON deserved a judge and jury not a murdering cop to enact the death sentence! No one will listen to US this will happen again if something is not done!

  • Linda Wolfe

    06/12/2020 07:36 PM

    Not only should Robert Byrd's tombstone be taken down, how about George Wallace, the democrat who stood in the door of a school in AL to keep blacks out ? How about Lyndon Johnson the democrat who said and I quote "I'll have those 'n' voting democrat for the next 200 years ? The dembo party has been trying to erase their past. They blame the moral people for what they themselves are doing ! Don't you tell me I can't go to church during a virus when the liquor stores are open. Church is the safest place to be. My JESUS TOOK STRIPES FOR THE HEALING OF MY BODY ! The spirit of Jezebel is manipulating people into fear. Fear not him who is able to kill the body but fear the ONE is able to destroy both body & soul in HELL. Yes Jesus loves me, but He is also a GOD of JUDGEMENT. America must turn back to GOD or face His Judgement.

  • William R Milne

    06/12/2020 06:59 PM

    Great reporting Mike. I really appreciate what you are doing.

    Don’t forget, the number of Covid cases is a red herring. As it is for any virus, the bigger the better from a herd immunity perspective. The key issue is how many deaths are occurring with these cases. If this number is small, then things are going well and it is like any other viral infection. If you live in an area that hasn’t had a lot of cases and you are older or have chronic health issues you should stay home until the deaths in your previously sheltered area get down to normal flu deaths. Make sure your writing keeps this in front of the public.

    Blessings,
    Bill Milne

  • Paul Kern

    06/12/2020 05:54 PM

    I appreciate a same and honest approach to local and other events affecting who follow Jesus
    It would be helpful to see how present events have divided our armed forces.
    I now know the JCS is part of the problem. Along with the Democrats and RINO' s
    Respect is earned and noy given.
    It.seems they were all indoctrinated at present day Marxist institutions they call public education.
    The general who apologized was dead wrong. Violated his oath and 1st and 4th Amendments.
    Nice to see you have a real constitutional lawyer to educate people on this.
    Most preachers out here are teaching their people to accept the stripping away of their rights.

  • Linda Olds

    06/12/2020 04:57 PM

    It's heartbreaking to see what the left is doing to our country. As soon as President Trump resolves an emergency, a new one appears.
    I pray that the people will reelect our great President, and that he can continue the great job he's doing.

  • R. Conard

    06/12/2020 04:05 PM

    What everyone forgets is that since the early 1800s the Democrat Party has been the party of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, KKK, WW 1, two depressions in the 30s (the first one is on the Republicans,) WW 2, etc.

  • Firewagon

    06/12/2020 03:53 PM

    The solution for that Seattle enclave takeover by anarchists has been revealed. They are 'asking' to be resupplied with food, water, cigarettes, etc.. Encircle that area and allow NOBODY in or out! Case solved as soon as they realize that 'starving' for any or all of those 'wants' is not the best way OUT! Of course, you might need to 'replace' both the Mayor and Governor and find someone with the WILL to "Git-er-dun!!"

  • Brian McLain

    06/12/2020 03:21 PM

    Mr. Huckabee;

    Being from Arkansas you will appreciate the ABC Good Morning America map of the increase of COVID-19 cases, since the state how now been promoted to the largest state of the union. That is from Arkansas (AR) to Alaska (AK). I watched most of the morning thinking some producer somewhere would fix the map before the end of the two hours in which they showed it at least four times. I think this just reinforces the notion of us being in flyover country and the elite media in NYC doesn't really care what two letter designation they give to us peon states.

    Thanks for letting me vent.

    Brian McLain
    P.S. For most of us who graduated in Arkansas, who could care less about the NFL, I say....WOO Pig Sooie!

  • Bob Shillingstad

    06/12/2020 03:20 PM

    The experts have been demanding more testing. What do you find with this? More cases, most asymptomatic or light cases. This is not “bad news” because it doesn’t mean much. What matters are deaths and hospitalizations, they have been flat!
    WHO has told us now that these positive cases for the most part not contagious.
    Now explain the bad news.

  • Janet Underwood

    06/12/2020 02:14 PM

    So...now we know what it looks like when a party refuses to accept the results of an election. Turns out that HilLIARy's warning back in 2016 was telling the world what she and the Democrats would do if Trump were elected--a classic example of the Democrats always accusing others of what they themselves are doing or plan to do. Just like Biden's threats to have the military remove Trump from office if he should lose the election. The way the Democrats operate, this probably means that if he WINS the election, the Democrats will attempt to have their not-so-secret army, Antifa, remove him from the White House. The Democrats are doing everything they can to divide the country and foment violence and chaos. Speaking of which, is there any doubt that all of this is not the result of an organized, well-funded shadow movement to destroy our country?

  • Debra Wolfe

    06/12/2020 12:47 PM

    Now Gov, I really do love you and enjoy your writing, and getting news from a conservative. But I am a health care professional. Don’t go knocking all of us! I certainly agree that mass demonstrations were NOT the timely thing to do! Certainly an organized mass mailing/emailing/calling of our wonderful (being facetious) legislators would get their attention in an election year! Keep doing the good work!

  • Floyd A Unger

    06/12/2020 12:40 PM

    Thank you....we must keep fighting

  • Cindy wallace

    06/12/2020 12:38 PM

    Is it not possible that the inCrease in cases directly correlates with increased testing? All same day surgery patients are being tested. Those folks would probably not go for testing if not for a surgery Clearance. More testing = more cases. It is the death rate that will tell the dangerousness of this disease.

  • Mari Ferrantelli

    06/12/2020 12:16 PM

    Gov, I am very skeptical about the surge in covid cases. Health officials have lied to us from the very beginning about the projections, the severity of the virus and that wearing a mask is just a false sense of security. Phony Fauci leads the pack with his nonstop conflicting info. I have no doubt his agenda was political and it nearly destroyed our economy.

    We also know that the number of cases and the number of deaths has been inflated, counting other causes of death as covid.

    The only solution to stopping this virus is to stop enforcing mask wearing, stop limiting group gatherings and open every business. I wish people would stop believing the propaganda and realize that we have all been played, including the president.

  • Lisa Ford

    06/12/2020 12:05 PM

    News media & protests are pushing people to go on record, racist or not? But they are racist towards us. They want me to feel bad, that we were born white. I am not ashamed, who God created me to be. I am sick of people bowing. I only kneel to God, Calvary. I stand for our flag & the National Anthem. Once again, the NFL is setting themselves up for loss of fans. Politics & sports do not work together at all. We are not permitted to discuss politics at work, why are these over paid spoiled brats allowed to bring politics to their workplace. Then shove it down our throats. Real criminals need to be punished & allow the legal system to work. The eyes at the top of the judicial system have their attention on it. Protests are just spreading the stupid China virus & just trying to cause fear. Enough already. Tired of this mess!

  • keith longacre

    06/12/2020 11:51 AM

    Can U PLEASE get back to a bible translation we can read & understand.

  • Stephen Russell

    06/12/2020 11:42 AM

    CHAZ: To stay in place, & maybe others nationwide.
    2 bad homeless stole thier food, Poor security.
    Waiting to see what SPD does??
    Or cabal of cops, others who say NO.

    EZ take down:
    Snipers remove sentries
    business owners hunker down in firms?
    Armored trucks with dozer rams ram into Compound.
    CHAZ Be Gone IF warranted by force.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    06/12/2020 11:31 AM

    If they want to rename all these Democrat Confederate buildings and bases then put it on ballots and let the people vote and then rename them after Republicans :-)
    like I said it is an attempt by the Dems to sanitize their past.