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November 22, 2021
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THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

  • Those Georgia Tech "researchers" were out to get Trump
  • Gas and Groceries
  • A Biden Nominee
  • Prayer Tree
  • And Much More


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

 

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THE LATEST NEWS

1.  THOSE GEORGIA TECH "RESEARCHERS" WERE OUT TO GET TRUMP:

With news of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial dominating the news this past week, developments in the special counsel investigation of the Trump-Russia hoax had to take a back seat. Let’s catch up...

One missing piece of the puzzle has been the relationship between those Georgia Institute of Technology computer geeks –- the ones who manufactured the story of the Alfa Bank “pings” for Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann to pass along to the FBI --- and those Clintonites who were working tirelessly to take down Trump. Were they just following instructions to try to get a government contract (which they got), or were they actively working against Trump, too? The great Margot Cleveland, writing for THE FEDERALIST, has a new piece that suggests it was the latter.

https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/17/emails-show-researchers-who-alleged-trump-links-to-russian-alfa-bank-were-anti-trump/

Thanks to an open records request –- we assume from THE FEDERALIST –- we are now privy to the email conversation about this hoax that was going on during the summer of 2016, while they were data-mining. When a REUTERS investigative reporter told Peter Fritsch of Fusion GPS that he was having difficulty authenticating the data in the Alfa Bank story, Fritsch told him to call David Dagon at Georgia Tech. With apologies here for the language, Fritsch emailed the reporter, “Do the [F-ing] alfa bank [communications] story, it is hugely important.”

So who is David Dagon? We first encountered his name in the lengthy “speaking indictment” of Sussmann for concealing to the FBI that he was acting on behalf of the Hillary for President campaign. Cleveland says that emails obtained by THE FEDERALIST show he’s more than a university data-cruncher. She says he shows himself to be “an anti-Trump, Russia collusion conspiracy theorist.”

Recall that Sussmann’s billing records show that, in his meeting with the FBI, he was representing the Clinton campaign and also an unnamed “U.S. technology industry executive” referred to in the Sussmann indictment as “Tech Executive -1,” later identified as Rodney Jaffe, senior vice president of Neustar.

Looking for some background on Neustar, we turned up an interesting story from 2013. For what it's worth, Neustar apparently has a history as a contractor with the FBI, who even gave Jaffe an award.

https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2013/neustar-s-rodney-joffe-receives-prestigious-fbi-director-s-award

Some others named in the indictment have since been identified, and rather quickly. One we’ve discussed is April Lorenzen (code-named “Tea Leaves”), chief data scientist for Datalytics and referred to as “Originator – 1” in the indictment. Another name, for “Researcher - 1," is Manos Antonakakis, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech. “Researcher - 2” is Dagon, also at Georgia Tech. Joffe allegedly provided them with the data.

Though lawyers for these players say the indictment is misleading and deny any foul play by their clients, it’s easy to see when reading through this article that a huge motivation for their activities had to be to “get Trump.” They were handed a made-up anti-Trump story and told to try to "prove" it, and also to come up with anything else related to Trump and Russia that could be used against him. As Cleveland reports, the emails they’ve obtained paint a picture of a highly politicized group. “Some of the emails,” she writes, “show Joffe, Antonakakis, Dagon and Lorenzen, or some combination of the four, merely exchanging media links of anti-Trump articles related to Trump or his team and supposed Russia connections.”

And if you think it was bad before the election, Cleveland looks at what they were saying after Trump won. It was full-on Trump Derangement Syndrome and conspiracy insanity. To cite one example, Dagon wrote to Antonakakis linking to an Inquisitr.com article reporting on the death of a former KGB official who allegedly helped compile the “golden showers” dossier on Trump.

The indictment against Sussmann alleges that “Tech Executive – 1” directed the other participants “to search and analyze their holdings of public and non-public internet data for derogatory information on Trump” and “to search broadly for any information about Trump’s potential ties to Russia.”

The university researchers were in the running to get a government contract, which they were awarded in November of 2016, after the election.

Attorneys for Dagon told THE NEW YORK TIMES that the Alfa Bank results have been “validated and are reproducible.” They say "the findings of the researchers were true then and remain true today; reports that these findings were innocuous or a hoax are simply wrong.” That is not true; the "pings" between Alfa Bank and Trump Tower servers have been shown to be harmless marketing emails. Alfa Bank has sued for defamation in a London court over bogus claims of their involvement in a Trump-Russia link --- and they won.

Cleveland reports that even though the Sussmann indictment is for lying to the FBI, a “larger issue” it brings up concerns “Tech Executive – 1,” Joffe, and his alleged sharing of internet data with the researchers. They were examining “public and non-public internet data,” including the “DNS [Domain Name System] data of an Executive Branch of office of the U.S. government, which Internet Company – 1 had come to possess as a sub-contractor in a sensitive relationship between the U.S. government and another company.” Oops.

https://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/dns/

Purportedly, this access was granted “to protect U.S. networks from cyberattacks,” but the indictment also implicates Lorenzen, Antonakakis and Dagon in the exploitation of “Internet Company – 1’s data and other data to assist [Joffe] in his efforts to conduct research concerning Trump’s potential ties to Russia,” including the false Alfa Bank story.

They were really trying to make something out of nothing with the Alfa Bank hoax, and it seems were SO disappointed when it wasn’t panning out. One email from August, sent by Antonakakis, said, “The conclusion is that there is no conclusion.” Joffe wrote back, “F-ck. <sigh>” The implication: obviously, they were invested in this being true and were disappointed when they couldn't prove it.

Cleveland’s article gets pretty far into the weeds for anyone who isn’t a computer geek (we’re not), but we’ve explained the key points and will leave you with the important questions yet to be answered: Did Joffe improperly provide these other players with access to non-public data? If so, were they aware that he had done this? If the data was properly accessed, were there any restrictions on its use or publication, and what might those have been?

Until those questions are answered, we might not know the legal liability of these other people who were involved in trying to take down Trump. But however that turns out, we’re getting an even clearer picture of how the media fed the narrative that fit their own politics --- and the system they used and were used by.


2.  GAS AND GROCERIES: 

One year ago, we were in the middle of the aftermath of a highly controversial and contested election for President, in which Joe Biden supposedly received 16 million more votes than anyone in history including the immensely popular Barack Obama, despite having rarely campaigned except for tightly scripted occasional appearances from his basement or standing on a platform in a small parking lot somewhere yelling at a dozen or so cars while squinting at a teleprompter.

A year ago, a vaccine for Covid-19 had just been announced as available thanks to Operation Warp Speed initiated by President Donald Trump, which brought at least 3 vaccines to the market place in record time—something his critics and the media scoffed would never happen. In fact, then candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris both trashed the vaccines and claimed that because they were developed under Trump, they wouldn’t trust them. My, how times have changed! Now Joe Biden wants to force you to have it even if you’ve had Covid and have natural antibodies that are likely more effective than the vaccine itself. He wants you to be kicked out of the military, lose your private sector job, and be prohibited from traveling or eating in restaurant unless you have your shot and of course, show your papers as proof. And if you fail to comply, NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Our economy was humming one year ago and Americans were returning to work after the deep freeze of a Covid lockdown. Schools were opening in many states for in-person learning.

And as people planned for Thanksgiving, the average cost of a turkey was $12 and the average cost of gas to get to grandma’s house was $2.11 a gallon.

This Thanksgiving, the cost of that same turkey will be about $21 and average price of gas is $3.50 across the country and millions of Americans are losing their jobs because they don’t want to take the Covid shot.

What’s the big change? Democrats, controlled by the far-left progressives who don’t mind and in fact appreciate being called socialists, are in complete control of our government and its policies. Joe Biden has shut down our energy pipelines, created a supply chain nightmare by imposing strict rules on transportation and union demands, and has implemented policies related to Covid that have paid people to not work instead of taking one of the record millions of jobs that are currently unfilled.

And parents across the country who are fed up that their children are being indoctrinated with racist hate about how evil America is have started showing up to the school boards their taxes pay for and which they own and for their exercise of their rights of citizenship have been branded by the Biden Department of Justice as “domestic terrorists.”

Barack Obama famously said “elections have consequences.” He may have been wrong about a lot of things, but he was right about that! But sometimes the consequences are horrific. And if you are unable to see the consequences of putting left-wing socialists in charge in the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives, then you must be a newborn puppy and your eyes are still closed.

All you really need to know about what the left has done to our country is summed up in 2 words: gas and groceries. There are some things that you can hold off buying if inflation drives up the cost, like a new suit, a new car, or a piece of furniture. But no matter how rich or how poor you are, you have to put food on your table. And you have to put gas in your tank to get to work or school and even if you take a city bus, it will cost more to cover those fuel prices.

So if you like what’s happened to your cost of gas and groceries, then keep voting for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Democrats. But don’t forget to take heed to the words of another Democrat who said, “Elections have consequences.”


3. GRILLED:

This past Wednesday, President Biden’s inexplicable nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, faced grilling by Senators. The Republican Senators grilled her so hard, I’m surprised she didn’t come out looking like a charcoal briquette.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/11/18/sens-kennedy-and-scott-take-apart-scary-statements-of-biden-nominee-saule-omarova-n478343

They demanded explanations of her long history of radical comments, including her support for killing private banks and having the government take over and run banking and direct all investment spending; and her claim that to advance the left's climate agenda, we need to bankrupt the oil, gas and coal industries. She tried to downplay those as old comments she no longer stands by or didn’t really mean, but Sen. John Kennedy noted that she joined a Marxist Facebook group in 2019 and said he didn’t know whether to call her “Professor or Comrade.”

But the coup de grace came from Sen. Tim Scott, who went through a rundown of her radical writings, then finished with, “I don’t have any questions for you because there’s nothing you can say today to undo what you’ve said for years, including this year.”

That’s quite a choice for a President who ran as a moderate, but then, I seriously doubt that Joe Biden had any more to do with choosing her than Donald Trump does with hiring bellboys at Trump Plaza. Democrats who tried to defend her had nothing but their worn-out race card, so some accused the Republicans who quoted her own outrageous words to her of being racists (I guess that includes Tim Scott, who is African-American.)

On the plus side, if the Senate actually does confirm Omarova, she will make history as the first US Comptroller of the Currency who was ever arrested for allegedly stealing $218 worth of stuff from T.J. Maxx.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/11/18/biden-nominee-for-comptroller-of-the-currency-arrested-for-stealing-in-1995-n1534221

As noted at the link, in case you think that escapade, like her flirtation with Marxism, was just a weak moment from her immature youth, she was 28 at the time. But then, feeling that you have a right to take other people's stuff is something that Marxists and shoplifters have in common.


4. BUILD BACK BANKRUPTCY PASSES:

Friday morning, the House passed the massive $1.75 trillion “Build Back Bankruptcy” bill, 220-213.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/spending-bill-vote

I’ll spare you all the usual balloon juice from Nancy Pelosi about the wondrous, historic things it will do for Americans once the people who voted for it find out what’s actually in it, because now it goes back to the Senate where the real fight recommences. The Dems have tortured the term “reconciliation bill” to try to turn a massive piece of transformative leftwing government bloat into a simple budget bill that isn’t subject to a filibuster. The parliamentarian should have shut that garbage down from day one. Now, we have to rely on Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to protect America. If it does pass in some form, it will go back to the House again.

While House Democrats voting to spend trillions we don’t have and greatly expand government power was never really in doubt, there were a couple of interesting side notes to the vote. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy deserves a golden box of Sucrets as an award for his record-setting 8-hour, 32-minute speech, ripping this monstrosity to shreds.

He called it “the single most reckless and irresponsible spending bill in our nation’s history,” one that will worsen inflation, harm the long term economy and introduce a large degree of socialism into America. He also called the Democrats “out of touch” with the needs and wishes of ordinary Americans, adding, "Never in American history has so much been spent at one time. Never in American history will so many taxes be raised and so much borrowing be needed to pay for all this reckless spending."

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/mccarthy-biden-spending-bill-most-reckless-legislation-us-history

All of that is true, and of course, the Democrats voted for it anyway. But while you can’t talk sense into some people, you can accomplish what McCarthy did: he talked so long that the Democrats went home, blocking them from passing this in the dead of night, as they usually do with unpopular, radical spending bills, and forcing them to vote on record in the bright light of morning when everyone was watching. That will make it much easier to remember this day when you go into the polling places next November.

Some other interesting gamesmanship came from the report on the cost of the bill from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Democrats loudly touted an early leak claiming the CBO found that the bill would reduce the deficit. But it turned out that was just about the part that raises taxes. When the full CBO report came out and said it would add $367 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years, not counting the potential revenues from a sure-to-be-wildly-popular IRS crackdown on taxpayers, the Dems turned on a dime and started dismissing the CBO’s assessment as meaningless.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/cbo-biden-spending-bill-add-367b-deficit-irs-tax-enforcement-plan

The CBO was rightly skeptical of claims that all the new taxes and IRS crackdowns in the bill would raise taxes enough to pay for it, or that much of the cost would be offset by eliminating waste and fraud. Rich people can always find ways to avoid high taxes, and those are usually ways that involve pulling income out of productive, job-creating investments which depresses economic growth so that tax revenues fall across the board.

As for “eliminating waste and fraud,” that’s hilarious! How many times have politicians dangled that one in front of us over the years, like Lucy fooling Charlie Brown into trying to kick that football one more time (he should’ve kicked Lucy instead, the way we should kick politicians out of office who promise to eliminate waste and fraud and then go to DC and vote for more of it.)

Is there anyone dumb enough to believe that Democrats will pay for trillions in new spending by “eliminating waste and fraud”? I hear that these days, when you join the Democratic Party, you get a membership card, an autographed picture of AOC and a T-Shirt that says “I (Heart) Waste and Fraud.”


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HYMNAL: MOMENT BY MOMENT

Listen: https://youtu.be/KuD7PKb3km4

Today's hymn was recommended by David M.

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;

Living with Jesus, a new life divine;

Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,

Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;

Moment by moment I’ve life from above;

Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;

Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a trial that He is not there,

Never a burden that He doth not bear,

Never a sorrow that He doth not share,

Moment by moment, I under His care;

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;

Moment by moment I’ve life from above;

Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;

Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a heartache and never a groan,

Never a teardrop and never a moan;

Never a danger, but there on the throne,

Moment by moment, He thinks of His own.

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;

Moment by moment I’ve life from above;

Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;

Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a weakness that He doth not feel,

Never a sickness that He cannot heal;

Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,

Jesus, my Saviour, abides with me still.

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;

Moment by moment I’ve life from above;

Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;

Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Author: D. W. Whittle

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  • Joyce F Birch

    11/22/2021 07:33 PM

    I can't help myself, but we have nothing but "morons" in the White House.

    Governor, staff, & all your readers: Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Carl T Smith

    11/22/2021 05:22 PM

    "Is there anyone dumb enough" ? Rhetorical Question? Any College graduate since about 1965 is suspect and anyone still listening to CNN or MDLSD are a candidate for The Forrest Gump Award! Stupid is as Stupid does!

  • Kathy Michael

    11/22/2021 05:02 PM

    I just love those Hymnals at the end... Thank you!! God Bless You Mike! Love your show & love your
    sense of humor!!

  • William Fuhrer

    11/22/2021 03:41 PM

    FBI might not just be anti Trump maybe Trump may be replaced by any Law and Order candidates since Socialists are ANTI LAW AND ORDER. Since the BUDGET BUSTING BILL easily passed the HOUSE. It can be assumed that all House Democrats are Socialists. All business persons should have pared it way down before even thinking about voting AYE on the bill

  • Helen Nees

    11/22/2021 03:16 PM

    Gas here in Cali is $4.65 for regular if you can find it that cheap. My guess is that they're shooting for $10.00 per gallon in 2022 at the rate we're going. Been looking at the weekly supermarket ads and stocking up my chest freezer in the garage. Pork prices going up and here in Cali we might not be able to get anymore in 2022 even if delivered from another state (Nueske's). Lord help us!!

  • Sharon Faulkner

    11/22/2021 02:35 PM

    Mike
    This DNC Bill should be called Bilk Buck and Kiss Butts Better.

  • Floyd A Unger

    11/22/2021 02:31 PM

    Thank you. ?? I wonder what the “Progressives” were doing behind the scenes while all our attention was on the “Communist” they had on the Confirmation Stage.

  • Donna Delaney

    11/22/2021 01:24 PM

    Good morning Mike! First of all I’d like to say congrats to Sarah for all her endorsements. Can’t wait for her to be governor. A bright light in a dark world! Could you please do an article in what’s going on with republicans and the LGBTQ movement. I can’t wrap my head around it. The log cabin republicans at mar-lago with the RNC and this FFAA bill that is being pushed by 21 republicans in the house. What is going on!

  • Sharon James

    11/22/2021 01:09 PM

    Is it possible for a Republican house and senate to undo the “infrastructure” bill?

  • Paul Kern

    11/22/2021 01:05 PM

    As the movie stated" Stop The World I want to get off"
    The past and present insanity reminds me of at least 3Hollyweird shows. Lost In Space, Dark Shadows and Alien! Pick your flavor!