Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Matthew 5:3
- Two-Tiered Justice
- Chicago Shootings Are On The Rise, Again
- CDC Asks To Withdraw Emergency Use Authorization Of Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel
- A Sign Of The Times, Or An Answered Prayer?
- Coral Reef News
- For The 10,345th Time
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
By Mike Huckabee
I find it hard to believe that America has such a shortage of criminals that the FBI has to go out and manufacture them. But that seems to be the case, considering that the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is starting to smell like an entrapment scheme that might not have existed if FBI undercover agents hadn’t lured people into it. And now, another example:
A now-former DEA agent lost his job and is facing up to 15 years in prison for his alleged part in the January 6th Capitol violence. But he told Tucker Carlson on Fox News that he only came to Washington because an FBI informant invited him there. He says he brought his sidearm and stood outside with the informant because he thought he had been invited to help keep the peace and protect the public.
He’s now accused of breaking 40 US Code 5104. That’s what? Brace yourself: it makes it a felony to “step on or climb on any statue, seat, wall, fountain or other architectural feature or any tree, shrub, plant, or turf” on the Capitol grounds.
So this man who served his country for decades has lost his job and is facing up to 15 years in prison, not for taking part in a riot inside the Capitol but for standing outside on the grass. Meanwhile, leftist anarchists who actually did climb on public monuments, topple them, smash them and set them on fire are being released with no charges filed.
It should outrage every American to see such corruption of the legal system usher in the kind of two-tiered “justice” we used to see only in banana republics. It’s especially infuriating to see the media covering it up to protect the Biden Administration after railing for four years that Trump was “shredding the Constitution” without giving any concrete examples of how he was allegedly doing that.
Glenn Greenwald has more on the FBI creating terrorist plots, and how this isn’t really new.
Byron York has some things to say about Nancy Pelosi’s bias in picking members of her committee to “investigate” the Capitol violence.
And leave it to the satire site the Babylon Bee to summarize the FBI’s actions perfectly (aside from this newsletter, about the only outlet left that’s still interested in jokes that are funny because they’re true):
Chicago Shootings Are On The Rise, Again
By Mike Huckabee
Expressway shootings in Chicago are surging, with two on the same day last week, bringing the total to 137 just so far this year. There were 52 in all of 2019 and 128 in 2020.
Of course, the roadways aren’t the only dangerous places to be in Chicago. Over the weekend, 70 people were shot and 12 killed. Last weekend, 56 were shot and 11 killed. The details are here, and they're heartbreaking.
The state police got a $12.5 million state grant in February for automated license plate readers, software and specialized cameras to help fight the expressway shootings, but they haven’t been installed yet. Meanwhile, Democrats like President Biden continue to blame the problem on gun dealers who don’t run background checks, as if criminals buy their guns from legal gun dealers. Or maybe the guns just go around firing themselves.
Or maybe, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested, it’s all due to racism and is Trump’s fault. That’s why she rejected his offer of federal troops to help, but is now begging Biden for them. I guess she assumed the shooting victims prior to January 20, 2021, would rather have been shot than accept Trump's help.
If you’d like to read about all the “nuances” of the argument over why Chicago is so bloody and whether it’s due to the “defund the police” movement (Mayor Lightfoot has proposed cutting nearly $59 million from the police budget), here’s everything you might ever want to know from NBC News:
On the other hand, since Democrats always insist we have to get to the “root cause” of crime, okay, here’s your root ball: thanks to the city’s leadership driving cops to quit, they’re now outnumbered up to 10-1 by gang members. Gangs commit about two-thirds of all the murders in Chicago, and thanks to the corrupt city government, gang leaders enjoy a great deal of protection from the police.
And this all grows out of one big root: Chicago’s last Republican Mayor left office in 1931.
CDC Asks To Withdraw Emergency Use Authorization Of Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel
By Mike Huckabee
The CDC has asked the FDA to withdraw its emergency use authorization for the Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel to test for COVID-19.
They found that the test, which has been used to detect COVID-19 since February of 2020, is unable to differentiate between different types of coronaviruses, including telling whether someone has COVID or influenza. That wouldn’t be a problem if it were used just to tell people they needed to get an antigen test to be certain it was COVID. But this is sparking questions about whether these tests were relied on when compiling numbers of COVID infections, which would call those into question. And that’s just what the CDC needs right now: another reason for people to question its credibility.
A Sign Of The Times, Or An Answered Prayer?
By Mike Huckabee
Congratulations to the US swim team, which has already won eight medals at the Tokyo Olympics, including a record six on the first day.
It’s a shame that the accomplishments of so many great young Americans are being overshadowed by the anti-American political grandstanding of a handful of ingrates. But it appears that the squeaky wheels have soured a lot of people on watching the Summer Games. The opening ceremony pulled only 17 million US viewers across all viewing platforms, the lowest numbers in 33 years. By comparison, the 2016 Rio Games opener attracted 26.5 million viewers.
In a sign of how much the knee-taking and bad-mouthing of America and its flag and anthem have turned off viewers, many are saying online that for the first time ever, they’re rooting against certain US teams, such as women’s soccer and basketball. The women’s soccer team kicked off with a 3-0 skunking by Sweden, and the US men’s basketball team, filled with NBA pros, snapped its 17-year, 25-game winning streak by losing its first game to France, 83-76.
In the last 4-1/2 minutes, the US team missed five shots in a row and didn’t score a single point. And in the comments sections of conservative media outlets, normally rah-rah patriotic Americans were saying things like, “Serves ‘em right” and “Never thought I’d say this, but ‘Go, France!’” (For the record, the French team also had some NBA players.)
Unless these athletes are throwing the games so they won’t have to suffer the terrible pain of hearing their own National Anthem while receiving gold medals, I have to assume something else is up. Maybe they’re learning that pride goeth before a fall, and they should have prioritized effort, practice and teamwork over political posturing. Or maybe God really does listen when people pray for their teams to win, but this time around, all the Americans who pray are backing their opponents.
Coral Reef News
By Mike Huckabee
Say, environmental apocalypse fans, remember how we heard that all the coral on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia was dying, and because of that, we were ALL GOING TO DIE!!? Well, the coral cover did drop from the mid-‘80s through 2010s, but has since been resurgent, and it’s now at a record high.
But don’t worry: the good news is that because it’s now at a record peak, it’s likely to decline over the next few years, giving the same people the opportunity to again tell us that it, and we, are ALL GOING TO DIE!!!
As we all are…eventually. But not from this.
For The 10,345th Time
By Mike Huckabee
“Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet!” Over the weekend, a video went viral allegedly showing a cop in Caledonia, Wisconsin, planting a baggie of drugs in a suspect’s car. After it was spread everywhere (with help from celebrities, of course), police were denounced and the cop doxed and threatened, the cop’s body cam footage was released. It showed that he was merely returning an empty baggie found in the passenger’s pocket during a search. Nobody was charged with a drug offense. It was just a speeding ticket.
I don’t know how fast the driver was going, but it couldn’t possibly have been as fast as people on the Internet jump to conclusions.