Evening Edition - September 17

September 17, 2020 |

BLUNT TALK

Attorney General Bill Barr gave an unusually blunt interview to the Chicago Tribune, calling claims that President Trump would refuse to leave office if he lost the election “cr*p.” He said you know how liberals project, and it’s the Democrats who are promoting mob rule and “Biden or no peace.”

There’s more, about socialism, mail-in voting fraud and other topics I think you’ll find well worth your time.

DOUBLED

Its mid-September and kids should have been back in school for weeks now, but many are still stuck at home because their schools remain closed. But if there could be said to be a silver lining to the coronavirus, it might be that parents are finally getting to see, thanks to the Internet, some of the indoctrination-rather-than-education that’s led to so many privileged college students out burning down cities under the Antifa/BLM banners. They don’t like what they see, and they’re determined not to let it happen to their kids.

Result: the number of parents who say they will homeschool their children (even in areas where schools have reopened) has doubled since this time last year to 10%. The Gallup survey that uncovered this fact made clear that this is not just kids who are distance-learning via the Internet but those whose parents have not enrolled them in formal schools. In addition, it predicts a drop in public school attendance among all students, K-12, from 83% to 76%.

More good news: the rising number of homeschooling parents may help increase pressure on politicians in states that have made homeschooling difficult to cut pointless regulations designed to force kids into public schools. So the more who do it, the easier it may become and the more who will want to do it. Whether this leads to more kids being homeschooled or public schools dropping the politics and improving teaching to compete, either outcome can only be good news for students and for America's future.

JOE BIDEN AND UKRAINE

Say, remember when the Democrats in the House impeached President Trump for making a phone call to the President of Ukraine where he mentioned (reasonably) investigating Hunter Biden’s shady involvement with a Ukrainian energy company? Joe Biden wasn’t even the nominee then, but the Dems screamed that it was collusion to harm a political opponent and voted it an impeachable offense. Remember all that? They didn’t even mention it at their convention, so I just wanted to make sure you did.

Well, Ukraine just released some tapes of alleged phone calls between Biden and the previous president in which Biden badmouths the incoming Trump Administration, suggests ways to make Trump look bad, and assures the then-leader of Ukraine that he (Biden) would stay involved even after becoming a private citizen (Cough! - Logan Act! – Cough!) Sure sounds like collusion with the leader of Ukraine to undermine his political opponent.

If Biden is elected President (God forbid), I assume Adam Schiff will immediately call for House impeachment hearings. Of course, I hope for a better outcome for America: Biden losing and Schiff no longer being in the House.

MEMO TO THE CDC

What part of “Your boss told you to stop promoting racism on company time and the taxpayers’ dime” did you not understand?

A VERY STRANGE WAY TO MAKE YOUR POINT

I’m sure this will come as no surprise to you, but it’s now official: the riots following George Floyd’s death are the costliest in US history. The riots in 140 cities in the first two weeks have resulted in up to $2 billion in paid insurance claims (and that doesn’t count all the people who didn’t have insurance or whose policies didn’t cover rioting.) That far exceeds the $1.4 billion cost (adjusted for inflation) of the 1992 Rodney King riots.

It should be emphasized that most of this destruction happened in black neighborhoods, destroyed black-owned businesses, and killed 26 people, most of them black. It’s a very strange way to make the point that “black lives matter.” There are many more details at the link.

THIS IS CNN (UNFORTUNATELY)

After President Trump made reference to achieving herd immunity against the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, CNN breaking news editor Kyle Feldscher immediately took up CNN’s mission of disputing everything Trump says, no matter how correct. Feldsher tweeted out a comment claiming that to reach herd immunity, over 5.8 million Americans would have to die of the disease. (Unspoken implication: Trump wants nearly 6 million Americans to die. He's a MONSTER!)

Feldscher later deleted the tweet after critics pointed out that he had confused the case-fatality ratio with the infection-fatality ratio, and his numbers were off by a factor of at least 10 and likely more. Or as CNN would call that, “spreading disinformation.” Feldscher apologized but instead of saying “I got both my facts and the math wildly wrong,” he soft-pedaled it by saying that “the level of immunity needed to interrupt transmission isn't clear and calculations about infection rates and death rates are more complicated than my simple math implies.”

In short, it was the kind of dumb, careless mistake designed to panic the public and slander the President that anybody could have made. But we’ve come to rely on CNN for them.

Speaking of that, the satirical site The Babylon Bee has noticed that CNN is having such a hard time coming up with new fake news stories, they’ve taken to stealing them directly from the Babylon Bee.

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER

My TV studio isn’t far from Nashville, and if I can smell hot tar and feathers in the wind, I think I know why.

WZTV-Fox 17 in Nashville obtained some emails between a senior advisor to Democratic Mayor John Cooper and the health department in which they admit that out of 20,000 local cases of the coronavirus, only 22 had been traced to bars or restaurants. Worse, the emails went on to discuss how to keep this news from the public, that it was “not for public consumption.” A month later, they were being asked about rumors that only about 80 cases had been traced to bars and restaurants, and their response was still to try to find ways to keep from leveling with the public.

Councilmember Steve Glover said they’ve put thousands of people out of work by shutting down bars and restaurants, based on bogus data, and covered it up. He said they’ve blown their entire credibility and “I don’t trust a thing they say going forward...nothing."

As you consider who to vote for in November, remember who’s arguing that we need to keep the country shut down indefinitely, just trust them on this…

TWEET OF THE DAY

To celebrate the peace agreements negotiated by the Trump Administration, the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem were lit with the flags of Israel, the US, Bahrain and the UAE. Let’s hope they are soon joined by nine more flags of Arab nations that Trump says want to make similar deals with Israel.

Just a reminder: Self-proclaimed foreign policy genius John Kerry assured us that if Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the Middle East would erupt in violence that nobody would be able to control.

IRONY CORNER

Black actor Jeremy Tardy announced that he is leaving the Netflix series about racism on campus, “Dear White People,” after he found out he’s not being paid as much as a white co-star. Tardy says that the white actor rejected Netflix’s initial offer so they offered more, but when he rejected their initial offer, they told him that was their final offer. So he accused the producers of “Dear White People” of racial discrimination.

In Netflix’s defense (and imagine how hard it is for me to do that), there’s no evidence that their pay offers are based on race. It’s possible that the white actor might have a more important role or get more fan mail. But considering that Netflix happily joins in producing, promoting and distributing shows that promote leftwing views (I won’t even get into “Cuties”), they have freely embraced a world in which an accusation of racism is evidence of racism, and no white person is allowed even to argue that he’s not a racist. So they might as well just go ahead and admit that no matter what they think their actual reason for the pay discrepancy is, it’s really because they’re racist. Welcome to the world you helped create, Netflix.

CLEAN ENERGY?

This story reveals an interesting development that’s stalling the environmental left’s plans to blight the landscape with giant wind turbines. They’re being fought by an unlikely alliance of fossil fuel industry lawyers, local residents and traditional wildlife-protecting environmentalists like the Audubon Society.

My writer/researchers, Pat and Laura, are bird lovers who have a house filled with rescued parrots and who support many exotic bird rescues. So they’ve given me an earful for years about how the spinning blades of wind turbines are “bird Cuisinarts” that slaughter millions of birds, as well as bats, all of which are essential to the ecosystem. You might be stunned to read in this article that proponents of wind power even wanted to clear-cut an entire forest in Maryland just to put up a battery of these birdie slice-‘n’-dice devices.

As I have said for years, if they really cared about generating clean energy that is reliable and capable of meeting the needs of the public, then they'd stop reflexively launching protests to block every proposed new, safe, modern nuclear power plant.

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Leave a Comment

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Your Information
Your Comment
BBML accepted!
Captcha

More Stories

Comments 1-25 of 36

  • Linda Wolfe

    09/20/2020 06:18 PM

    If black lives matter (and they do ), why do more than 70% of their children grow up without a father ? If black lives matter, why did the Democrat party create the KKK ? If black lives matter, why are more black lives aborted than born in NY ? If black lives really matter, why do blacks continue to vote for the Dembo party who promote the murder of black babies ?
    If black lives REALLY matter, blacks will vote for President Trump, who has done more for black lives than any president since Abraham Lincoln .

  • Cindy Klaas

    09/18/2020 09:33 PM

    When our youngest was a cub scout ( and I a pack assistant), we visited the windmills in our southwestern Wisconsin county. We learned it took all 24 windmills to serve approximately 400 households nearby. Think about how many would be needed for businesses and households of a 10,000 populated city. Can the Green Deal lefties and AOC do the math and then plot out if America has enough square miles to do this across America. LOL

  • Dorothy M McReynolds

    09/18/2020 05:22 PM

    I hear people wondering why the president's support from seniors has fallen so much. Some think that it's because the Dems have convinced old people that he did a bad job with coronavirus. That might be a part of it, but I believe that President Trump MUST make it clear to us OLD people HOW he thinks he can do away with the payroll taxes and not lose our Social Security and Medicare. We may be old but we're not stupid, so please explain it - otherwise his popularity with seniors will continue to dwindle. I'll still vote for him, but I can't defend doing away with payroll taxes. I have wondered if he was just referring to the September - December, 2020 ones. In my opinion that was a questionable Executive Order. If it ends up just postponing the payroll taxes, it will end up hurting workers. I have always thought the answer to making the Social Security and Medicare more secure would be to not have a ceiling on the salary amount. After all, if someone making under $128,000 can afford to have 7.65% held out, why couldn't someone making $728,000 pay it on that other $600,000?

  • Joyce Birch

    09/18/2020 04:38 PM

    Great info! Biden is on TV now & sounds more like a preacher. Where's is his policies/plans. He still doesn't make any sense. Come on man! And folks!
    I hate it when he blames President Trump for all the deaths from COVID-19! Doesn't say it's China's fault. Trump closed the borders just in time & then outright blamed China.

  • Alan Dean

    09/18/2020 02:27 PM

    On the home schooling story, I doubt if most parents are equipped to teach their kids. Some homes have both parents working, and they just couldn't do it. Why not instead, start grassroots movements to demand that schools eliminate ALL political content by their teachers? Why not demand that live feeds of ALL classes be available to parents. It would be easy to do with today's technology. Parents have been too trusting of what teachers are doing to their children, and now that a lot of parents are finally seeing from distance learning what's going on, they need to take back control and demand to be able to monitor what's happening in their kids' classrooms. It's kind of important.

  • Phyllis Greene

    09/18/2020 01:37 PM

    I totally agree with you about energy! If the wind doesn’t blow, no TV show! Thank you, Gov. Huckabee

  • Elizabeth Honaker

    09/18/2020 12:01 PM

    Based on the ever-changing, ever-adjusting, totally self-serving statistics that have been parceled out to us peons, I would NOT, will NOT, shall NOT trust "official statistics" ever again. Remember Winston Smith's job at the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's novel 1984?
    Exactly. My. Point.

  • Carol MacMillan Godsey

    09/18/2020 10:55 AM

    If the environmental left really cares about air quality, they'd be better served to abolish drive-throughs and replace traffic lights with roundabouts wherever possible. The fossil fuel emissions prevented would be enormous and the cost miniscule compared to their grandiose ideas.

  • Suzanne Bullock

    09/18/2020 10:40 AM

    I hate to say it, but I STRONGLY suspect that currently repressive school districts will only become more so as more parents take up homeschool and cut the public school apron strings.
    Too many families these days have counted on two parents working to pay for oversized houses and new cars every year or two and the latest electronic gadgetry, to say nothing of the non-nutritive fast food that makes up a high percentage of their meals because people haven't been taught for at least a generation how to plan and prepare nutritious meals on a budget.
    I homeschooled my children and that meal planning AND preparation was just as much a part of my sons' educations as my daughters.
    Then there's the issue of paying good $$ for clothing made of tissue paper that won't last more than a year and has to be doubled up with multiple layers to be "cute" because we're slaves to the fashion industry and no longer know how to make our own durable but still nice looking clothing.
    And I could go on, but probably shouldn't.
    Oh, on the solar power issue, we bought a solar install, telling the salesman multiple times that the ONLY reason for us getting solar was so we'd have power when the local power goes down - an average of at least twice a month and for 3-5 hours at a whack. Our system was installed with microinverters that shut down our solar generation when the local grid goes down so it was a complete "green" waste of $20K.
    Always enjoy you comments!

  • Dorothy M McReynolds

    09/18/2020 10:20 AM

    This comment/question is off of today's topic, but it concerns me to keep hearing Joe Biden (every time he peeks out of his basement window) say that Trumps' tax cuts include 0% taxes for people who offshore their jobs. If that is true, I am surprised because I always thought that President Trump was a "make it in America" kind of guy and encouraged corporations to return to America. When I went to Google to check it out, it appeared that Biden is telling the truth, but who can tell anything by what you hear or read these days?

  • Nelda Rose White

    09/18/2020 10:12 AM

    Sorry to say this to you, but I am against nuclear power plants. They generate contaminated water and rods and have no where to put this stuff. The world isn't big enough to store this contaminated stuff from all the nuclear power plants in the world. It is dangerous and in itself can cause warming. No I don't believe in the climate change garbage. But radiation will keep snow melted. There are too many other ways that are actually clean. It would be expensive, but put screens on the fans, and plant trees not destroy trees. They may not have found it yet, but there is a way to burn coal cleanly. They need to keep trying. There have been so many nuclear bombs exploded in the ocean and they wonder why snow melts. These test underground can change volcanoes and earthquakes. No nuclear isn't safe or clean. Sorry to have to disagree. Thank you.

  • Jerry Korba

    09/18/2020 09:42 AM

    I have railed against the MSM, information our schools choose to teach, within my household I choose to walk away from Fox news after 8 AM I railed at the dishonesty I thought Fox was throwing at Me. The truth has come out on the outnumbered show when Fox censored the former House Speaker after reading about it I have found quite awhile ago the truth in some mattes are not covered with the truth being exposed. Tucker Carlson is what I will watch the Story seems to be the longest hour waiting for Tucker so I keep busy till then. I still view the Left as a criminal organization along with MSM and I denounce its efforts to destroy America's continued status to be the greatest Nation on Earth. I hope enough Americans realize how dangerous it will be for America's Youth to live like a Communist Bernie Sanders will show you how and will use Jose Biden( Despacito) fame, pen to do it.

  • William Jakovac

    09/18/2020 08:47 AM

    Parents homeschooling their children should be financially supported by the school districts. Businesses should somehow support their stay at home workers who are also home schoolers. Perhaps supplying teaching aids. Seems like a great PR opportunity.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/18/2020 08:40 AM

    Nashville virus issue: IF said mayor does same here, why not nationwide?
    Fudge data, numbers keep Fear level high.
    Must prosecute
    & saw anti mask protest at FL Target store, its coming to the US
    & lives ruined for Virus politics

  • Mike Manoogian

    09/18/2020 06:48 AM

    School closings seem to be in Democrat dominated states and cities. The LA County Health Director was comfortable enough to say that she would consider school openings after the election.
    Natural gas is a plentiful and clean form of energy, cleaner than wind turbines and solar farms. After all, both use a lot of plastic, an oil derivative and kill a lot of animals.

  • Karen A Miller

    09/18/2020 04:52 AM

    I am curious to hear your take on the Newt Gingrich interview on Fox Network's Outnumbered? After reading the book Fallout, I have no doubt that Soros is interfering in our country. The awkward response to Newt's claim as well as the awkward apology offered by Harris Faulkner leave me with a feeling of unease. Verboten indeed!

  • Gail Ostendorf

    09/18/2020 04:31 AM

    Why do we need birdie slicers when we have solar panels? Solar panels make great car ports
    over school parking lots and don't harm a thing.

  • Shirley Roberts

    09/18/2020 01:33 AM

    Sir, I get uplifted just seeing your smile. Please keep it posted.
    As you well know, the ISD's get their funding from ADA (average daily attendance). As a former public school instructor and college professor, I know this to be true. I think that if parents can choose to teach their kids at home and the ISD's get little to no reimbursement, the ISDs may take a harder look at the curriculum, the method of delivery, the final tests (which may be designed by the on campus teachers, then maybe, just maybe the ISD's will be strengthened. The students will thus be better prepared for college or the work world depending on which "trac" the student chooses.. It has been my experience that kids who are home-schooled are far ahead of their contemporaries when these kids get to college.
    Yes, I know the dilemma: Parents think both of them MUST work, but maybe the ISD's could offer classes to parents in the evenings to teach them how to budget, how to manage time, and many other facets that would enable these parents to create an austerity lifestyle. Amen? Thanks for all you do to make our country better. I so hope and pray the right man is elected as President. Best regards, Prof. Shirley Roberts

  • Margie Nitschke

    09/18/2020 01:12 AM

    Thank you Govenor Huckabee, for your faithfulness, your service to our country, and for standing against corruption!!! I am praying for our nation like never before, I do believe this election 2020 will determine our path, we absolutely CANNOT let democrats win!!! I add my prayers to the millions of others asking Gods grace and mercy on us all!!!

  • Anne Turner

    09/18/2020 12:48 AM

    I have heard from two sources that the BLM organization is promoting the idea in schools that families are the problem, children should be raised by a village. The are trying t get this adopted as part of the curriculum, apparently successfully.

    To make my day complete, .i saw a video of Cuties on FOX. Have they lost their minds? It is child pornography. These are pre pubescent girls for heavens sake. People who enjoy that sort of thing are sick and evil. My big question is why their parents would allow them to participate in such a thing. They should be arrested and lose their children for child abuse and neglect.

    I have not regretted having to pay taxes in my life because I felt I got a lot for them, until now. I don’t want to pay for school teaching this cr**p. I don’t want to pay for abortions for viable children. I don’t want to pay for PBS and their biases, .i don’t want to pay for endless partisan investigations. I don't want to pay for a bigger plane for Nancy or for a lot of the other perks these do nothing people are getting.

    My fear is that the BLM thing has gone so far that people who normally
    didn’t have a racisist bone in their body will start resenting being told all whites people are racist. Not only that all you white men are anti women. I resent being classed as racist and I resent all the good white men that have been in my life being called things they are not. This does not help race relations. Talk about manufacturing a crisis. I guess that’s how you get elected. Keep up the good work Governor and pray for a good outcome.

  • William Fuhrer

    09/17/2020 11:44 PM

    Wondered why politician who do an OLE when bullies terrorize and burn towns do not get punished. Today on THE FIVE .....Emily Compagno said they could be charged with malfiesence and other charges. MADE MY DAY!

  • Floyd A Unger

    09/17/2020 11:02 PM

    Thank you

  • Judy Allen

    09/17/2020 10:54 PM

    I read in a Popular Mechanics email that a foreign country (Denmark, I think) discovered that when the windmills are painted black birds do not fly into them. That seems like a simply solution to the problem of birds being killed by the windmills.

  • Cheryl Breon

    09/17/2020 10:40 PM

    We just cancelled our Netflix.

  • Mark Seibert

    09/17/2020 10:35 PM

    About the green energy. This video link at the bottom says the same thing that wind and solar will not meet our needs, it very expensive, and it will wipe out 25% of forest land in the UK to try to get enough energy. The videos says that replacing old and broken solar panels is more toxic than the waste from nuclear power plants. It suggests using Thorium nuclear plants that are much cleaner and safer than Uranium plants. It's cheaper and more reliable than wind and solar and doesn't destroy so much ecosystem like wind and solar do. If this video is right, it seems that right now Thorium is the best choice and we should be going for that instead. What do you think?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL6uB1z95gA