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April 28, 2022
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Good evening!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Tonight's newsletter includes: 

  • The Giant Twitter Meltdown/Tantrum Continues
  • Another leaked call
  • Sage advice from Admiral Ackbar
  • And more…

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7

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The Giant Twitter Meltdown/Tantrum Continues

The giant meltdown/tantrum of the left over the idea that there will be even one media outlet where people who disagree with them have free speech rolled on yesterday, and they're getting even more unhinged with each passing day. Ben Shapiro compiled a few of the more fevered comments.

https://www.westernjournal.com/shapiro-left-freaking-elon-musks-first-moves-twitter-set-things-right/

Simply for wanting to restore free speech to Twitter, Elon Musk went from being an Obama-supporting electric car messiah and ACLU member to a white supremacist who probably supported South African apartheid and maybe a pedophile (groundless name-calling being what passes for intellectual arguments in Left World these days.) The British government even had to shoot down questions about whether Musk will be arrested if he allows speech that "distresses" people. (Note: This is why we fought the American Revolution.)

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/elon-musk-wont-arrested-uk-26801154

Sen. Elizabeth Warren emerged from her luxury teepee to rail against the dangers of free speech to “our democracy” (the left’s latest euphemism for “our media monopoly”) and propose her favorite prescription for every problem: taxing away other people’s money.

Fellow Democrat Sen. Ed Markey attacked the scary idea of free speech on Twitter with a favorite hilarious tactic of the left, taking some current buzzword and attaching the word “justice” to it. In his case, passing laws to promote “algorithmic justice,” to protect “the children” (children justice!) by preventing billionaires from having “dangerous influence” over powerful online platforms.

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/algorithmic-justice/

This is such a dire emergency that no Democrat gave a hoot about it until one of those billionaires actually suggested allowing Republicans to have free speech, too.

But the glass-like transparency of their hypocrisy was best demonstrated by MSNBC’s Ari Melber, who wailed about billionaires owning social media platforms, “You could secretly ban one party’s candidate, or all of its candidates, all of its nominees, or you could just secretly turn down the reach of their stuff and turn up the reach of something else and the rest of us might not even find out about it until after the elections.”

Really, that could happen?! I have three words for you, Ari: “Hunter Biden’s laptop.”

As Ben Shapiro rightly says, if Musk wants to restore trust in social media, his first actions at Twitter must be “to release information about its prior practices, make any new algorithms far more transparent and fire employees who object to such practices, of whom there are many.”

Don’t worry about them; I’m sure they’ll find there are lots of other companies out there that let their junior employees run the company through temper tantrums and drive away half their customers by forcing their radical political views on them.

Oh, wait: there aren’t…


Fighting crime

The Biden “Justice” Department is asking Congress for a $2.63 billion increase in its budget, supposedly to help cities deal with the huge jump in crime and murder rates. Tuesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland tried to convince the Senate Appropriations Committee that the money was justified, but Republican Sen. John Kennedy grilled him like a cheap steak on that.

https://www.westernjournal.com/gop-sen-kennedy-destroys-ag-merrick-garland-biden-admins-response-spike-crime-rate/

Kennedy started by saying he believes this DOJ is losing on crime, drugs, immigration and Chinese espionage, and demanded to know whether they would use this money to fund procedures that we know work, like to “stop and frisk” known gang members. Of course, Garland couldn’t endorse that because it’s been demonized as racist, so he tried to wiggle out of saying what the money was actually for.

Garland said there is no federal “one solution fits all” for state and local law enforcement, and that he believes local officials know what works best, while “We provide our technical expertise.” Click the link for video of the entertaining exchange.

Just a few points: if state and local leaders in blue areas (because that’s where the crime surge is, and we all know why) know “what works best,” then why is what they’re doing obviously not working at all? In fact, the local leftist prosecutors’ policies are making crime exponentially worse. If the DOJ can’t even tell them that hogtying police while providing a revolving door to criminals is their problem, then what “technical expertise” do they have that’s worth spit, much less an extra $2.63 billion of our money?

Here, I’ll tell those localities how to solve their crime problem: “Start arresting criminals, and once you do, keep them in jail!” That’s all the “technical expertise” they need, and I just saved the taxpayers $2.63 billion. You’re welcome.


Stop Promoting Miseducation

If our current Democrat government actually did care about fighting “misinformation,” then it would stop the Department of Education from promoting Miseducation. As part of our never-ending stories on the left’s assault on science, common sense and the English language, check out this DOE training video. It shows a lesson about pregnancy by an alleged biology teacher who strains credulity by trying to convince us that women don’t produce eggs. “Ovaries” do. If only there were a simple biological term for people with ovaries!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/27/department-of-education-training-video-features-biology-teacher-saying-ovaries-produce-eggs-not-women/

The “teacher” says, “We can show our support for trans and non-binary students just to clean up that language, be more precise. We can be more accurate and be more inclusive. So I would say, no, it’s not women that produce eggs. It’s ovaries that produce eggs. That’s accurate, that’s precise. We’re acknowledging that not all women produce eggs and also, not all egg producers are women, for example.”

Okay, if you want to be accurate and precise: it’s true that not all women produce eggs. Not women who are infertile, or who’ve gone through menopause. But sorry: all egg producers are women. The “pregnant man” is not a biological fact, it’s a laughable emoji.

But if we’re going to have a federal speech police that cracks down on “disinformation,” I’ll need its phone number because I have some disinformation to report.


Another leaked call

It’s not just the twits at Twitter who are trying to censor any dissent from leftist dogma. Video of a leaked Zoom call revealed employees of Amazon.com discussing ways to undermine sales of Matt Walsh’s satirical children’s book, “Johnny the Walrus,” that ridicules radical transgender ideology.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2022/04/26/watch-amazon-employees-hold-secret-zoom-meeting-plotting-to-ban-conservative-childrens-book-johnny-the-walrus-by-matt-walsh-n1592951

And speaking of spreading “disinformation”: No, Matt has never encouraged people to bully transgender kids into committing suicide. He actually cares enough about the mental and physical health of these children to save them from people who want to mutilate them in pursuit of their sick political agenda. He advanced that mission by writing a clever book that points out the ridiculousness of their position, which is what they really can’t stand.


Sage advice from Admiral Ackbar

Today, several Senate Republicans are meeting with Democrats to talk about bipartisan immigration reforms. At the link, the writer Bonchie at Redstate.com explains what the proposals are and argues that it’s a potentially fatal mistake for Republicans to go along with this. To quote that great military leader, Admiral Ackbar, “It’s a trap!!”

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/04/28/republicans-propose-immigration-compromise-in-attempt-to-fully-surrender-at-the-border-n557213


Democrat attempts to gerrymander aren’t panning out

The polls are causing almost as much depression among liberal politicians as their COVID policies have caused among students.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/04/28/lockdowns-drove-tens-of-thousands-of-kids-into-clinical-depression-study/

Unfortunately for Democrats, their attempts to game the system by getting Republicans thrown off the ballot or gerrymandering districts aren’t panning out as they’d hoped.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/04/27/huge-ruling-in-new-york-rains-fire-and-brimstone-on-democrat-redistricting-hopes-n556979

For once, Republicans fought back in court, and they’ve been mostly successful at preventing Democrats from drawing disproportionate district lines. The big surprise win just came in New York, where the Court of Appeals sided with Republicans and struck down the Democrats’ gerrymandered House map. In a ruling that can’t be appealed, they ordered that not only must a new map be drawn before this year’s election, it will be drawn by someone appointed by the Court to draw it based on the state’s fair districting provisions. That means no map where the 40% of voters who are Republicans get 15% of the districts.

As noted at the link, all the other cases have either been settled or put off until 2024, and the Democrats will not have an advantage due to gerrymandering. If they want to win legitimately, they’ll have to convince voters that they have policies that work and that help regular Americans. So I hope the Republicans are prepared to prevent voter fraud.


Buying homes

We hear a lot from the left about the American Dream being dead. I refuse to believe that, but there’s no question that the American Dream of owning your own home is becoming harder to reach, and that’s largely because of the policies of the left.

According to a new report by the real estate brokerage Redfin, due to rising home prices and mortgage rates, homebuyers nationwide need to earn at least $76,414 a year to afford the average home mortgage payment. That’s $19,478 more than a year ago, or an increase of 34.2%.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/real-estate/homebuyers-nationwide-need-more-income-afford-home

But that’s only the national average. It can be much more depending on where you live. The link has a list of cities where the increase is over 40%. For instance, in Tampa, the average buyer will need to earn 48% more than a year ago to afford a house.

Of course, this doesn’t even go into the issue of giant investment firms snatching up houses and driving up the costs, or the way this inflation bubble is setting us up for another real estate crash. You’d think 2008 would have taught our government and our “too big to fail” financial institutions some lessons, but as one of the leaders of the IMF recently admitted, our international financial authorities are like a soccer team of eight-year-olds who can only focus on the ball in front of them and don’t notice anything else on the field.


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  • Jerry

    04/29/2022 01:23 PM

    Mayorkas is filling the country with violent criminals, not all the illegals maybe violent however if they do not fulfill their obligations to register themselves then they become criminal. I pray no family member experience a murder a rape or a drug killing or a theft of their property mayorkas and Biden do NOT care if any of this happens they will never lose a second of sleep over the breaking of almost most the laws that exist armor up Americans don’t go cheap get plenty of armor and ammunition more criminals are heading our way these government officials are not providing safety like Texas we are required to protect our selves take courses of weapons use in the home and while out and about

  • Joseph L Healy

    04/29/2022 11:41 AM

    Dear Gov. Mike:
    May I suggest the term "ovarian" as a simple biological term for people with ovaries!

  • Shanda Elizabeth Craft

    04/29/2022 11:05 AM

    In reference to the poll about the no-fly zone. I think that many people do not understand that a no-fly zone is not simply a rule that the government makes up it says nobody can fly over you. And then everybody obeys the rule. What it really means is if he United States of America must become actively involved and that we must been fighter pilots in also tactical missiles that we shoot down Russian planes it's effectively a declaration of World War 3 once this is explain two most people they are against the no-fly zone so the issue is is that most people have no understanding what a no-fly zone is or what it entails

  • Judy Radley

    04/29/2022 10:51 AM

    Instead of the term, 'budget' to be used for the Biden Administration's over-loaded pork barrel of wasteful and inflation causing, expensive pork rinds, the term for the Biden Administration and all other Democrat-run budgets, should be replaced with the term 'botched it', as we all know that anything the Democrat-run state and local governments touch, is botched up! They know nothing about balancing a budget, but only how to 'botch up' a budget. THAT is the inequity, giving moronic Democrats access to bank accounts to do whatever they want with them.

  • stephen russell

    04/29/2022 08:56 AM

    Twitter Reforms 2 Id like to see:
    Fire Woke staffers, A-Z
    Move to HQ to TX ( one TX gent offered Musk 100 acres for new Twitter Hq)
    Update guidelines
    Make new rules
    Fire the Board

  • James Drury Jr.

    04/29/2022 06:34 AM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Chelsea Martin

    04/28/2022 11:59 PM

    "We hear a lot from the left about the American Dream being dead. I refuse to believe that,"

    Why? How is the "American Dream" still alive for anyone under the age of 50? Billions can be sent to Ukraine, or redistributed to illegal immigrants, or funneled into "Woke pet projects" that do nothing but pour money into the coffers of the Elite Beltway and their corporate allies...but investiture into entry level jobs that don't need tens of thousands of dollars in debt for a college indoctrination degree just to warrant an interview? Investment in domestic manufacturing? Real, actual infrastructure? How about safe cities, or a laws that applies to all men equally?

    Do we still have the freedom to publicly practice ANY religion, apart from the state-sanctioned religion of "Wokeness," or speak truth to power without fear of reprisals in the public square? Do we even own our own bodies anymore, if the State can mandate vaccines under threat of starvation and forced social isolation? Are we "safe" when the likes of Biden can sweep into office destroy our borders and energy independence with the stroke of a pen, and destroy our right to live and prosper in the name of their Goddess, the Green New Communism? Does the Constitution still govern this nation, or is "our democracy" the sole possession of the Elite, the unelected autocrats and bureaucracies installed, not elected, and accountable to none.

    My life savings are gone, my 401k is gone, my prospects are gone, any opportunity for advancement is gone - the building that I work in has been robbed three times in three years, and one of its windows were shot out. My co-worker was struck by a car and robed while she was lying there unconscious. Shall I pack up and move? With what? By what means? We who are 35 and younger live in a corrupt and failing system where we work, to pay debts that we assumed so that we can work...to pay debts that we assumed so we could work. All the while our "benevolent government" focuses on banning lightbulbs, instituting crippling restrictions, and embracing communism in the name of their one world order, while at the same time relentlessly reducing people to hateful, divided archetypes based on the color of their skin and whom they formicate with in the name of "equity!" And when we scream to our you, our "betters" who lived in an America where men were once free, that we work for nothing and have no voice you say...

    Go vote.

    Your kind say "don't be selfish" and laud how "back in the day" you worked two and three jobs, all the while neglecting the fact that YOU lived in a time when a man could start out as a dish-washer and move up the ladder to manager. Today? You need an associates degree and six months experience just to warrant an interview to be a dish-washer - and if you're lucky enough to warrant such a job it will certainly be part-time. Make minimum wage in a five hour shift, and pay your way in a debt-mill system of skyrocketing inflation and outrageous (mandatory) insurance rates. Show us your "papers please" or starve.

    Don't be selfish! Go vote! Pretend your vote counts! Go pray! Pretend your prayers matter! You will own nothing and be happy!

    And you wonder why my generation wants to burn "the system" down? I'm 36. I did everything right - went to school, went to college, obeyed the laws, contributed where I could...spent several years as a teacher, and I am currently well-employed. Working to pay the debts that I only went into so that I could work, and living with no prospects and no future. I've never seen this "American Dream." Just a nightmare made up of enslavement to the political elite ruling class and their system of debt and repression.

    We live on hate, not hope. And until you aging "political elite" acknowledge that these successive generations have been raped - of financial security, of prosperity, of hope - by both the timorous apathy of the conservatives and the deceitful radicalism of the left, nothing will ever change.

    But yeah. "Go vote." And "pray." And maybe "run for office" ... with our good looks, stable finances, and copious free time.

  • Anne Turner

    04/28/2022 10:39 PM

    I need a safe room so that I am not put on a hit list in public for laughing until tears come over some of these left arguments. Women don’t produce eggs? Okay, are those roosters laying my breakfast eggs? Men can have babies. I think that lone bull in the pasture is in for a BIG surprise. Particularly if it’s a dairy farm and cows get milked after giving birth. Science says that humans are animals, too. That huge chest pounding Gorilla who used to like to knit is going to be mighty surprised to go into labor pains. True trans people are a tiny percentage of the population unless they are persuaded that they really are something else. Let’s take a case of a boy who likes to dance ballet and he also likes to cook. Naturally the school counselors are going to grill him about whether or not he would rather be a girl. Hmm he thinks I could be lifted instead of doing the lifting. But even with hormones he is not going to be 5 feet tall and weight 85 pounds. So much for that career.

    Does no one think that if you release habitual criminals that they won’t commit another crime? Does anyone think that two people, one of whom has a knife, in a physical domestic quarrel are going to stop and sit down with a social worker?

    How does anyone think it is okay to go into a store and walk out with stuff without paying for it? How does a country stay a country with millions of people of unknown backgrounds flooding across its borders? None of this is remotely rational. What kind of community wants a Satan Club as an after school activity?
    Who wants to walk down streets and slip on human feces? Who is not frightened by a leader of the free world who hardly knows what day it is and has to be guided around by a couple of large rabbits? This is a person negotiating to keep us secure. Who wants an administration that does not understand basic economics?

    But hey, no mean tweets, man!

  • Linda L Manous

    04/28/2022 10:32 PM

    Just wanted to let you know how much more I enjoy this ad free version of your newsletter. I know I can count on you to tell the truth, but doing it in a tongue in cheek way that appeals to my funny bone! PLUS your scripture of the day so often is exactly what I need. Thanks. ?

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/28/2022 05:52 PM

    Mike
    The Democrats whining about so-called minorities being traumatized by disinformation or misinformation reminds me of the Democrats 150 years ago who didn't want their slaves to speak to Abolitionists or Yankees because they might hear stuff that would give them ideas. How have they changed?