Evening Edition - July 22

July 22, 2020 |

A WARZONE IN CHICAGO

Early Wednesday, in a scene that was described as resembling a war zone, an SUV opened fire on mourners outside a funeral home in Chicago. It then sped off, crashed and the occupants fled in multiple directions, leaving behind 15 people wounded and bleeding on the ground. The victims were taken to hospitals, where at least nine are listed in serious condition.

This is just the latest in an escalating series of violent acts and shootings in Chicago. Under Mayor Lori Lightfoot, violence has spiraled so far out of control that the Chicago president of the Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara, wrote to President Trump, pleading with him for federal assistance to restore order and protect the citizens.

When Lightfoot heard about it, she called Catanzara “unhinged,” but he said if you could see the texts she sent him, you’d know she’s the one who is “unhinged, unprofessional, childish" and “really pathetic for the leader of a city.” He said Lightfoot has a “Napoleon complex” and is “running the Titanic into an iceberg intentionally.” He explained, "The bold[ness of criminals] is there because they know there are no consequences…The justice system in Cook County is totally broken all the way from President Preckwinkle [down]...They have no idea what real justice is, [there] is basically the bloodbath in the street as a result."

For her part, Mayor Lightfoot seems to think the possibility of Trump sending in federal troops to restore law and order is a bigger threat than the gangster death squads mowing down innocent citizens. She called Trump a dictator and declared, “Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.”

News flash, Mayor Lightfoot: your residents are already being terrorized, and Donald Trump had nothing to do with it. As of July 11th, 1901 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year (that was 11 days ago, so of course, the number is now larger.) That’s 550 more than at this point in 2019. By July 11, 2016, there had been 2,137 shootings in Chicago, and that was six months before Trump was even inaugurated as President.

If you’re looking for a common denominator for those years of mindless, unconscionable crime and violence, I’d point to the fact that Chicago’s last Republican mayor left office in 1931. Let’s all pray that you are Chicago’s last Democratic mayor for at least as long.

CONSERVATIVE CONTENT DISAPPEARS FROM GOOGLE

Tuesday, a number of conservative news sites, including Breitbart, RedState, The American Conservative, The Daily Caller, Human Events and more, suddenly discovered that their content had briefly disappeared from Google, the #1 Internet search engine used by 90% of people worldwide.

Google blamed the incident on a “glitch” that they are investigating, but didn’t elaborate on what that glitch might be that would strike only conservative sites. However, it’s hardly surprising, since virtually every “glitch” or “mistake” that takes down content on one of the major social media or search sites just purely by coincidence happens to affect conservatives only.

However, former Google engineer Mike Wacker told Mediaite that he suspects the outages inadvertently exposed something more nefarious:

“It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately targets conservatives. The glitch is that sites on this blacklist disappeared from Google search results, but the existence of the list is very much by design. And that raises a major question: Why was this blacklist created in the first place, and what else is it used for?”

That also brings up the question of whether this was actually a “glitch” or just a dry run? Either for blacklisting conservative sites altogether, or perhaps for a planned “glitch” that just might “accidentally” remove all conservative news for, say, 72 hours before the election.

Read the article linked from The American Conservative, which includes chilling information about how Google gathers data on users and the potential for misusing it, not merely to tailor advertising messages but to control what information and political commentary people see in order to mold their opinions to fit those that Google’s leftist owners believe are the only valid views that deserve to be heard. And then consider writing your Congress person to demand investigations and action to break up these hyper political monopolies.

If you need their phone numbers, emails and addresses, just look them up on DuckDuckGo.com, the Google alternative that doesn’t track you.

BABY LIVES MATTER

Since Black Lives Matter has hijacked the legitimate protests over George Floyd’s death, it seems that turnabout is fair play. So a pro-life activist in Salt Lake City painted a “Baby Lives Matter” mural outside the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

Naturally, leftists like a former aide to Elizabeth Warren are claiming this shows Trump (?) is a racist because co-opting the phrase “Black Lives Matter” to oppose abortion really means “White Babies’ Lives Matter.” Which may be the dumbest thing I’ve heard since I was told that Elizabeth Warren was a Native-American.

For the record, and this is something I’ve preached about many, many times: legalized abortion has represented a genocide against babies, but particularly black babies. In fact, I said it as recently as the July 8th newsletter, so I’ll just quote myself from two weeks ago to knock down that idiotic claim that opposing abortion just means protecting white babies:

“…79% of (Planned Parenthood) abortion clinics are located within walking distance of minority communities. Blacks are less than 13% of the US population, but black woman obtain about 36% of all abortions. They are five times more likely to get an abortion than white women. Each year in New York City, thousands more black babies are killed in abortion clinics than are born alive. 19 million black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade, more than the number of deaths of blacks due to AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer, and heart disease combined. That makes abortion the leading cause of death among black people. If abortion hadn’t been legalized, the US black population would be 36% larger today.

So when Planned Parenthood piously tweets out its support of Black Lives Matter, it makes one almost wish there were a Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy. If there is any large organization in America that genuinely targets black people for destruction, it’s Planned Parenthood, a group for whom black lives are literally disposable.”

CONSERVATIVES USE THE LEFT'S TACTICS AGAINST THEM

When leftists were perfecting “lawfare” and weaponizing the legal system to try to hogtie conservative government initiatives that the people voted for, they probably never imagined that the civil lawsuit tactic would ever be turned against them. That’s one of the biggest advantages the right has over the left: Leftists always go for immediate gratification and never consider the longterm consequences, as you can tell by looking at what happens in any place where they have power for a long period of time (again, last Republican Mayor of Chicago left office in 1931.)

And so, after several years of President Trump having to deal with activist lawyers and federal judges, the genuine would-be dictators of America, the leftist mayors and Governors of deep blue states who impose capricious and unconstitutional coronavirus rules or who order the police to stand down and do nothing as violent anarchists riot, loot and burn, are finding themselves the targets of a weapon they thought they owned exclusively: lawsuits. From churches to individuals to coalitions of business owners in riot-plagued cities, the lawsuits against Democratic officials for epically failing to do their jobs of protecting the public and obeying the Constitution are starting to come thick and fast. And they’re very likely to succeed, since the officials are so obviously in defiance of the laws, the Bill of Rights and their oaths of office.

Maybe this is a sign that they’re finally starting to get the message. In Redwood City, California, near San Francisco, city officials allowed “Black Lives Matter” to be painted on a prominent city street and even supplied the paint at taxpayer expense. So a local Trump supporter told them she believes in the First Amendment and everyone’s right to express their views publicly, so she asked for equal time and permission to paint “MAGA 2020” right next to it.

Perhaps smelling a First Amendment lawsuit in the making, the liberal city officials suddenly decided that the “Black Lives Matter” mural was causing a distraction that made it a traffic hazard and had it scrubbed off – late at night, under cover of darkness, of course.

The Washington Post might think that “Democracy dies in darkness,” but sometimes, rationality is restored there.

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  • Judy Radley

    07/23/2020 11:56 PM

    Dear Gov. Mike, Have you heard of or seen any notices posted at Burger King and maybe other fast food chains, stating, "Due to the national coin shortage, please pay exact money or by debit or credit card." I only saw a sign posted at a local Burger King drive-thru today in LeRoy, NY. Apparently my husband saw a sign too, don't know where, but he agreed with me and also wondered about what that means too. Have you heard anything about a national coin shortage? I haven't, until today. Could you please send your fact-finding team out to investigate this? Maybe it is just NYS but I wanted to ask you if you have seen anything or heard anything about this so-called 'national coin shortage'. I look forward to your truth and fact-finding information I read daily from your newsletters. Thank You.

  • Douglas Noel

    07/23/2020 10:46 PM

    Wednesday night, ABC News broadcast a story highlighting a black female complaining about the Old Market House in Louisville, Georgia, because it was racist and a place where slaves were sold. As a History teacher, that brought questions to mind. Louisville is nowhere near the coast so where did these slaves come from? What was their history? She said she didn't want to eliminate history, just remove the Market House from downtown to somewhere else (of course we know what slippery slope that would lead to) because it was offensive to blacks. I went to Louisville today to research and take pictures. As Paul Harvey used to say, "Here is the rest of the story". As the sign says, this was a "multi-purpose trading house. Louisville newspapers record sales of large tracts, household goods, town lots and slaves by sheriffs, tax collectors, marshalls and people of the commonality at the Market House." It was built between 1795-1798 and the town grew up around it. During that time-period, some slaves were considered property whether owned by blacks or whites (yes, blacks in the area owned slaves). So, this was like what we call a Farmer's Market today combined with the sales that take place on the courthouse steps. But, how many slaves were sold? This was nowhere near the coast so they weren't recent arrivals. I went to the Historical Society. In the entire history of the Market Place, there were only two slaves that were auctioned off or sold (there is no record of whether they were black or white; yes, there were white slaves) and this sale was as part of an estate sale.

    I taught History and Language Arts to middle school students. Usually, middle school students will not accept anything unless they see it or verification of it. By eliminating these monuments, they are erasing the study of History. When I taught in China I saw the result of changing history. The Japanese did this to erase the history of the horrors they perpetrated upon the Chinese during WW2, many of whose relatives were teachers I taught. The Chinese have an "extreme dislike" for the Japanese because of their dishonesty (I am reticent to use the term "hate") and trying to pretend it didn't happen.

    By the bye, the courthouse in Louisville was the original capital of Georgia, the site of the Yazoo Fraud, and there are monuments to every war their citizens participated in except the Civil War (or more properly called by Horace Greeley "The Great American Conflict", in his original two volume set of the day-by-day happenings of the war that I have in my library). Gee, I can't seem to find any of these in the currently published History books.

  • Dave Turner

    07/23/2020 08:36 PM

    I keep hearing the left in this country wanting to teach social justice in our schools. Once upon a time we had the best social justice tool on the planet in our schools, it was called the Holy Bible. That is what we need again, the best moral compos with true ethics, compassion, and rules to live by. Teach God's laws along with reading writing & arithmetic and our youth will be ready for work or college armed with the best foundation & tools to make a prosperous life. They will learn to respect one another, help one another, and succeed with one another. That is what I call real social justice. It is all laid out in God's word. We don't need man's sinful ways being forced down our youths throats. The simple truth has been given to us, we need to bring it back and live for it. We are all equal in the eyes of the Lord & should treat each other as we want to be treated. The left wants to separate us on so many levels & latitudes. We end up growing up as an example of what we were taught Removing God from our schools, lives, & government has not been successful. We are all sinners but obeying & respecting the fear of God gives us a much more peaceful & blessed life.

  • Alan Doud

    07/23/2020 07:41 PM

    My job has threatened to suspend me if I don't wear a mask. I have a few issues with doing so including health. They also told me I have a citation for wearing the mask. I don't know if that is the city or state or who, but whomever is in control of this, but have been told by a restaurant owner there is a $6000.00 for failure to wear one. This violates federal civil right laws and Portland Oregon recently sent me an email that states I do not have to wear it if there is health issues. I don't have the resources, money, or can afford the time off to litigate. I am an independent driving for Lyft. I maintained a 4.9 rating before the mask thing. Now they are not even telling me my rating but giving me warning. Not only that but the type of people that complain are trumping up insinuations like adding I am a bad driver. Again I have many that compliment my driving.

  • Alan Doud

    07/23/2020 07:40 PM

    My job has threatened to suspend me if I don't wear a mask. I have a few issues with doing so including health. They also told me I have a citation for wearing the mask. I don't know if that is the city or state or who, but whomever is in control of this, but have been told by a restaurant owner there is a $6000.00 for failure to wear one. This violates federal civil right laws and Portland Oregon recently sent me an email that states I do not have to wear it if there is health issues. I don't have the resources, money, or can afford the time off to litigate. I am an independent driving for Lyft. I maintained a 4.9 rating before the mask thing. Now they are not even telling me my rating but giving me warning. Not only that but the type of people that complain are trumping up insinuations like adding I am a bad driver. Again I have many that compliment my driving.

  • Linda Wolfe

    07/23/2020 06:41 PM

    Sounds like the Lightfoot put her Foot in her mouth.

  • Helen Feldman

    07/23/2020 05:02 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee,
    You can probably find the answer to my question. How many deaths are attributed to the annual flu? I believe they are all blamed on the China virus.

  • Kay DeWitt

    07/23/2020 04:44 PM

    This comment is really a continuation of the comment I wrote earlier today .... ..therefore, you will have had to have read my earlier comment to get the full meaning of THIS one.

    I just finished watching the interview Chris Cuomo had with Mary Trump and I found it rather unbelievable...or "of God"...that there should be a mention of "sin" in view of the fact of what was MY mention of the "sin" factor in my earlier comment today....AND I WANT TO ADD THAT...the context in which sin was factored in, DURING Cuomo's interview with Mary Trump, confirms, in MY mind, the need I expressed, IN my earlier comment, for Christians to SPEAK UP in defense of President Trump.

    At the close of his interview with Mary Trump, Chris Cuomo mentioned the quote Mary begins her book with...and then flashes it on the screen...so I copied it...It is a quote from Victor Hugo and states: "IF THE SOUL IS LEFT IN DARKNESS, SINS WILL BE COMMITTED. THE GUILTY ONE IS NOT HE WHO COMMITS THE SIN, BUT THE ONE WHO CAUSES THE DARKNESS."

    Mary then goes on to state to Chris Cuomo that in the context of her family, the person creating the darkness was her grandfather and the person who created the sins was Donald. AND NOW WE ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE it is Donald and his enablers who are creating the darkness, leaving us to stumble IN the darkness because THE TRUTH is not being leveled at us!

    AND DEAR CHRISTIAN FRIENDS...Someone who KNOWS the TRUTH...and He Who IS truth...should show Mary...and the rest of the world who is now granting her interviews..how ANY soul who does not know Christ "is left in darkness"...which would include HER. ...and the author of that darkness is NOT a person (therefore, her grandfather did NOT "create the darkness"...nor is Donald Trump and his enablers creating the darkness) and that ANYONE who does not walk in the light of CHRIST'S truth "stumbles in the darkness" and creates sin!......

    CHRISTIANS MUST SPEAK OUT AGAINST THIS NEVER-ENDING MISSION OF EVIL TO DESTROY DONALD TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joyce Birch

    07/23/2020 03:55 PM

    Thanks Governor & staff for your reporting the truth, & nothing but the truth! I look forward to your newsletters everyday. Sometimes the words just leave me because I can't believe what's happening to our country. And the democrats & all their protesters & disruptors tearing down our country.
    All lives matter! There's only one person looking out for us & that's President Trump. He's trying his hardest to get rid the violators & terrorists. I can't believe the governors & mayors of these once beautiful cities being destroyed & lives being lost!!
    Also, it's hard to believe that Tucker Carlson & Sean Hannity, besides Ed Henry being sued for sexual allegations. I hope it's just another one of the democrats trying to shut down Fox. I also hope Fox News fights back because I don't believe these allegations. Could you share any light on this matter since you usually get the inside scoop.

  • RONNIE JONES

    07/23/2020 02:54 PM

    There is NOT a major city in America, I wish to visit.

  • Margaret Roth

    07/23/2020 01:44 PM

    Thank you for your commentaries. I enjoy your opinions. I have a subject for you, if
    you are interested. It just dawned on me that the dems and Joe Biden are always saying
    they are going to tax the "rich." My question is if they are always "taxing the rich", have
    we not gone through all the "rich" people in the country? In other words just exactly who
    are they taxing???? Most people do not realize what the dems are doing, because they
    never do what they say and the middle class is hit the most with taxes!

  • Walt Miller

    07/23/2020 01:20 PM

    Why do all the states want corruption and no law enforcement. All the states are blaming President Trump for their stupidity. This all a big game to get President Trump out of office.

  • Floyd A Unger

    07/23/2020 12:24 PM

    Thank you

  • Anne Turner

    07/23/2020 11:58 AM

    It is time that the silent conservatives and moderates fight back. It is hard to do that. Chatting with a neighbor outside during a walk we made ref mistake of talking about current events. It got around to my mentioning the possibility of Biden having some cognitive difficulties. She said that’s just what THEY want you to think. When I told her I had heard him try to answer simple questions and how he could not do so, she said he was just being careful. There is no way Trump haters will see the facts. She does not strike me as a far left but she obviously sees him as the moderate Democrat being vilified by FOX. I personally don’t think Biden is all that far left I innately but he is at the point where he panders to the loudest voices in the party. If Warren is his VP choice, I think that will be good for Trump. Biden is likable, she is not. But I thought he wanted a woman of color. I do not think her tincture of Native American does it.

    What in the world was POTUS thinking when he came out with the, I might not accept the election thing. Of course it was his concern over integrity of voting but he had to know it would be taken out of context. I am greatly troubled because I strongly believe that Biden will win. The debates will somehow be contrived so that Biden will have a teleprompter or earpiece.

    I do not think Pence will do well against any of the possible women. He lacks their passion on the outside.

  • Janice Short

    07/23/2020 11:54 AM

    The idiot liberals can't see past the end of their nose nor can they think for themselves so they continue to follow other idiots who can't see past the end of their nose nor think for themselves. What a senseless life they lead. Wake up liberals!!! Learn to think for yourselves or you will go down with the rest of the idiots!!!

  • Helen Collette Ellenberger

    07/23/2020 11:46 AM

    Frankly, Mike, I really don't know what Americans would do without your Morning and Evening editions. Because you report fairly, you keep me up on what is happening in these times of uncertainty. I have NO DOUBT, President Trump will win in a landslide, come this November. People see right through what the Dems are doing. Make no mistake about that.

  • Rebecca Howell

    07/23/2020 11:44 AM

    Italy said it’s a bacteria not virus

  • Dot Whitley

    07/23/2020 11:39 AM

    Thank you so much for honest news reporting. Not only do more black babies get aborted, but more black men kill each other than any other race does, so we are told.
    If I were President I wouldn't send any help to Chicago, because they need to figure out which party is better by voting conservative, or just keep suffering the consequences.
    If they've been dumb all those years, I don't expect that they will ever learn.

  • Jeff Bishop

    07/23/2020 11:11 AM

    BLM = Black Lives are Mindless
    they lack the Mindfulness and integrity to do the right thing.

  • Lawrence Foster

    07/23/2020 10:45 AM

    Governor Mike, your comment about a Nobel prize for Hypocrisy inspires me. Let's establish the "Ignoble Prizes" for various kinds of bad behavior - Hypocrisy, Lying, Fake News - the usual habits of ignoble people. Instead of a cash prize (we would not want to reward such behavior), winners would get a CD of the collected speeches of notable ignobles - Liz Warren, Joe Biden, maybe even the guy (can't remember his name) who was president just before Trump.

  • Dennis Garlock

    07/23/2020 10:07 AM

    Your evening edition is superb. A breath of fresh air in the socialist swamp.

  • Ricky Jackson

    07/23/2020 09:12 AM

    The #1 enemy of our Republic is the MEDIA (propaganda arm of the DNC). It is the "media" that is giving a voice to all of the trouble-makers. It is the media that is telling their sheep what to think, who to hate, how to destroy America, and where the best "undocumented shopping" is. The media are all pathological liars without conscience, love or loyalty to our country, heritage, history, or people. They are all co-conspirators in a coup and MUST be taken down by any means necessary, and I mean by ANY means. This is a war they started but it's one that we MUST win or we are done like dinner.

  • Stephen Russell

    07/23/2020 09:00 AM

    Warzone America: Its not just Chicago whose shootings tripled since Floyd incident BUT add
    Portland & Seattle to mix, maybe Philadelphia
    But we are "quiet" here in LA CA area.
    & only Major Warzones are:
    Seattle, Portland, NYC, Chicago now.
    All Leftist run cities.
    LA CA???

  • Angela Diehl

    07/23/2020 08:53 AM

    This is just an FYI type of thing. You might have 'heard' it from others, but I just wanted to let you know that in the last year your wonderful newsletter emails have been ending up in my junk file.
    Not because of me! Every day, sometimes more than once a day, I check my junk mail file. Your emails have been there quite often so I mark them as "not junk mail" thinking that would end them from being sent there. Yesterday I was on my email account when one of your emails came to the inbox. I opened it and was starting to read it when -- whoop-- it got sent to the junk file! Love you efforts to keep us informed in such a professional way! Praying that all Christians will start acting like Christ and use our love and knowledge to turn America back to God!! God bless you Mr. Huckabee!!!

  • JAMES L. SMITH

    07/23/2020 08:48 AM

    A PART OF ME SAYS SEND FEDERAL HELP TO QUELL UNBRIDLED VIOLENCE. ANOTHER PARET OF ME SAYS IF THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO ARE NOT WILLING TO STAND UP , RECALL THE MAYOR OR THE STATE IS NOT WILLING TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION, THE I SEE IT AS US GOING INTO A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO INITIATE CHANGE WHER E THERE IS NO WILL TO CHANGEAND ULTIMATELY NOTHING CHANGES. THAT IS NOT GOOD NEWS , BUT THE DESIRE MUST BE THERE IN THE PEOPLE WHERE CHANGE IS NEEDED. J SMITH