Evening Edition - May 3

May 3, 2019

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The stock market responds to today’s incredibly good economic news, and Scott Adams responds to all the Democrats trying to tell us that the world is coming to an end.

 

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/329579

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CNN reports that in its latest poll, President Trump’s approval rating on handling the economy (56%) is the highest they’ve ever seen. I’ll bet this is also the most depression CNN’s ever felt.

 

https://twitter.com/ArthurSchwartz/status/1123955537937408002


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Poynter, a journalism institute that trains reporters, issued a list of 29 news sites that it calls “Un-News,” and accuses of being biased, unreliable or promoting hate speech.  It urges advertisers who don’t want to “tar their brand with hate speech, falsehoods or some kinds of political messaging” not to support them. 

 

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/05/02/journalism-institute-poynter-tries-blacklist-29

 

Considering Poynter is supported financially by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (the most oxymoronic name since Jumbo Shrimp) and the writer of the list is a producer for the SPLC, you won’t be surprised to learn that all the so-called “unreliable” news sites are conservative leaning.  They include such outlets as the Washington Examiner, the Daily Signal, Breitbart News, the Drudge Report (an aggregator site that just collects news links from other sites) and the Media Research Center, which monitors news sites for bias and inaccuracy.  In fact, practically every site you might think of that doesn’t give you DNC talking points disguised as news is on this list of “unreliable” news sites.  There's not a single left-wing propaganda site deemed unreliable enough to make this list. I assume that their idea of a reliable source might be CNN or MSNBC, sites that have spent the past two years telling us that the President was a Russian spy who was going to be arrested any day now. 

 

Actually, in issuing this list, I think that Poynter has done the world a couple of valuable services when it comes to determining whom to believe.  We now know which news sites are conservative enough to scare George Soros, so you should definitely bookmark those.  And we know what Poynter is, so take anything reported by any “journalist” associated with them with a whole shaker full of salt.


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Here’s further evidence that the left’s demand that reality bend to their wishes is going to destroy women’s sports if more female athletes don’t start defying the Twitter mobs and speaking out.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/olympian-steps-reality-check-trans-man-shatters-four-womens-records/

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George Washington High School, which is part of the San Francisco Unified School District, has voted to remove two 83-year-old murals depicting (ironically) the life of George Washington because of complaints that their depictions of African-American slaves working in the fields and a slain Native American in the West were offensive and might “traumatize” students and community members.

 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/46683/high-school-mulls-removing-george-washington-joseph-curl

 

Adding an extra layer of irony is the fact that the murals were painted in 1936 by artist Victor Arnautoff, a protégé of Diego Rivera and a communist, who put the images in as a critical commentary on America.  Back then, leftists wanted students to know about negative aspects of America’s past and decried whitewashing history.  Now, they seem to think students are such delicate flowers, we have to whitewash history to keep them from being traumatized by what leftists used to want them to see.  It’s yet another example of how the left is constantly redefining standards so that it eventually doubles back and eats its own, in the same way that Woody Allen was celebrated for helping mock and break down sexual taboos, and now Hollywood liberals refuse to be seen with him because he violated the taboos they're reinstated. 

 

When I was in school, admittedly, we weren’t taught all the terrible things that America ever did in order to blame America for all the world’s problems.  But we did learn the truth about what it took to build this country and give us students a chance at an education and a good life. That included what Washington and his troops endured during the winter at Valley Forge: ragged clothing that provided no protection against the freezing cold, so bad that men’s limbs turned black from frostbite and had to be amputated. Unbreathable air due to the stench from dead horses and lack of sewers or sanitation. Hunger and malnutrition that made it hard to recover from diseases.  Diseases that included smallpox, typhoid, dysentery, pneumonia, influenza and typhus from body lice.  As many as 2,000 troops dying, not in battle but just from the horrid conditions of the camp. 

 

And they endured all that to go on to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor battling a much better-equipped army to win their freedom and form this nation. 

 

All so that someday, their descendants could whine that they can’t even look at a painting of their ancestors’ lives because it might “traumatize” them too much.  I suspect that these people don’t know any more about what “trauma” really is than they know about American history. 


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UPDATE:  From Poynter.org, the journalism institute that allowed someone associated with the SPLC to declare virtually every conservative-leaning news site as “unreliable”: 

 

“Never mind!”

 

The longer version here, but that’s the nut of it:

 

https://www.poynter.org/letter-from-the-editor/2019/letter-from-the-editor/

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The Washington Post and the Atlantic admitted they erred by including Louis Farrakhan among “far-right” voices banned by Facebook, a designation immediately questioned by numerous conservative media sites, as noted by the Daily Caller at the link.  And yet, it’s conservative sites like the Daily Caller that are allegedly unreliable and liberal mainstream sites like WaPo and the Atlantic that we’re supposed to believe.

 

If you swallow that, I have a Russian collusion conspiracy theory I’d like to sell you. 

 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/02/washington-post-atlantic-farrakhan-far-right/


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This morning, the Labor Department announced that in April, non-farm payrolls increased by a seasonally-adjusted 263,000, which is 73,000 more jobs than economists expected.  In addition, unemployment fell to 3.6%, the lowest rate since December of 1969, half a century ago. And average hourly wages for private-sector workers grew 3.2% from last April, matching March’s pay increase.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hiring-jumps-in-april-unemployment-falls-to-3-6-11556886731

 

But by all means, let’s put Joe Biden in the White House to bring back those Obama economic policies.  Americans are getting tired of all the winning.  Let’s MASA: Make America Stagnant Again!

 

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  • Carl Smith

    05/06/2019 07:39 PM

    This is for Neil Gottschalck Nam Vet. Served in the Nam Era (underwater) 10 years earlier. Your take is right on! Maybe some Foreign Service For ALL ( not in a hotel) but in the real world of today in the Mid/Far East for a year in return for a 50% discount on what they think is an education in academia? Might Grow a few Adults in the process.

  • Carl Smith

    05/06/2019 07:22 PM

    The Era of ERASING History continues; The emperor of the Qin Dynasty started the book burning and burying of Scholars in 210-213 BC , and Nazi Germany continued the trend in 1933 and now America is attempting to become Stupid again. I was under the impression that academia was supposed to TEACH for enlightenment and Create Thinkers. Instead we are producing Regression Morons, and destroying some precious art in the process.
    Forrest Gump?

  • Amelia Little

    05/06/2019 04:08 AM

    I choked on the poynter retraction?apology?whatever. First of all, " journalists, fact-checkers and researchers around the country." Which "journalists?" did they consult/survey? pretty boy acosta? the blond guy with tingles up his leg at anything obama? The black haired gal on whatever network? The guy who lied about being on the ground at whatever military engagement was going on at the time--and I forget what lie it was he was suspended over. Wonder who their fact checkers were (and who paid them?) The same with their "researchers."

    I agree--I'll check out their list so I know WHO and what networks I should definitely be watching!!! I already know the most suspect networks I don't and won't pay attention to. cnn, msnbc for starters. Although whatever network channel 17 is in my neck of the woods--I do watch dateline on that channel on occasion, but NEVER their "news" shows.

  • gs

    05/05/2019 07:38 PM

    This is for Mr Parker--I am assuming here your comment was an opinion, but it was not labelled as such. Calling another human a "whore" is extremely offensive to me and quite a few of my associates. I would respectfully request a defining statement categorizing your comment as an opinion.

  • gary stilwell

    05/05/2019 07:22 PM

    been watching c-span and the H of R deliberations concerning the mueller report and Barr's testimony.
    This body is a joke, it's a circus for sure. They can't even vote responsibly on anything because they were not listening(watch the video)
    The Chairman of the judiciary committee is an idiot, he cannot even follow Parlimentary procedures, in fact he violates them at every turn, and he does it with total disregard. I ask, who has oversight on this despicable body of nutcases??

  • Daniel Frawley

    05/05/2019 05:21 PM

    I, for one, am not tired of winning. It appears that the dumbocrats have shot their load of rubbish and lies and the truth is winning out again. Now I hope the real criminals will be exposed and be punished.

  • Chris Brothers

    05/05/2019 09:37 AM

    Love your slogan idea MASA! Perhaps put that on a hat along with a copy of a donkey and send it to President Trump as a suggested gift to democratic nominees !

  • Nancy Geurtz

    05/04/2019 08:44 PM

    Hello Governor Huckabee,
    We are watching your program on TBN right now. When you mentioned your daughter being in Green Bay, a week ago tonight I wanted to email you to let you know Wisconsin Conservatives/Republicans LOVE her! I don't think there is anyone else who could handle the job she has in such a manner. But I think her devotion to her God has gifted her in special ways. How proud of her you and your wife must be.
    Nancy Geurtz

  • Bernadette Dillon

    05/04/2019 08:42 PM

    The Senate in California voted to not put Trump on our ballots next year for 2020! They want his tax returns. Who cares what is on his returns? I want to see Pelosi 's returns to see how much she rights off on BS!

  • RJ Gillespie

    05/04/2019 08:27 PM

    Just watched Sarah on Watter's World. You must be such a proud Father. What a blessing!! Love her!!!

  • Gary Stilwell

    05/04/2019 05:48 PM

    I want to see schumer's tax return. How can I get it?

  • dave allen

    05/04/2019 12:24 PM

    the amount of testosterone in a transgender athlete's blood "today" is meaningless after they've spent their whole lives building muscle on a full dose of it. how about requiring female athletes to have had a menstrual cycle somewhat consistently since puberty?

    Poynter sure TALKS a lot about their "high standards". easy to see it is ALL talk...

    good point by Michaela. first condition of "medicare for all" should be that "all" includes senators and representatives. that would kill it in a hurry.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    05/04/2019 11:55 AM

    Somewhat ironic that the Olympic committee USED to kick out " female " competitors who had a Y chromosome. The whole tranny meme is a complete fraud. Unless and until you can reverse engineer your DNA to get rid of the Y chromosomes, and then get pregnant, YOU ARE A MAN. Get used to it, and be the best man you can be ;-} Beating women in weightlifting with a male body must have all the thrills of, for example, Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant beating a 6th grade basketball player ;-}

  • LeeMar Zarr

    05/04/2019 11:38 AM

    I will be very surprised the “right-winger” YAHOO will allow this to be displayed. Do you…the so-called We the People want to really know who the real morons are…IT IS US…the so-called We the People. Why do I say that… the reasons are simple. We allow it under the false assumption that we can do anything about it. Why should THEY/anyone in public office care what you think since they know you are helpless to do anything about them. If you delude yourself to think the 2020 elections are going to make a difference, you know inside your logic brain IT WON’T. Why would any politician/person respect or care what you think when we don’t even care or respect what we as individuals think…which is very evident by our bogus We the People lack of action to correct the situations. The LAWS and the security regs are already there…have been for generations. IT’s A GAME in the SANDBOX and we the deluded are ohh/ahhed and fooled by smoke and mirrors. We the People allow ALL the bullies to kick sand in our face, and steal our toys, because they know we will not fight, and neither will our “pacifists parents” either to protect their off-springs from all the bullies unpunished behaviors. Why should we expect change just like Einstein said (par-phasing), Doing or NOT doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is insane. But, all this negativity makes good “Reality TV”, and great fake news.

  • John Parker

    05/04/2019 10:38 AM

    And the winner of the Miss USA Trump WHORE is Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Congratulations Mike! Your daughter is the most skillful WHORE in America!

  • Rachamim Harris

    05/04/2019 10:02 AM

    To Mr. Jared Kushner,
    Attn. also Mr. President DJT


    With all due respect for your love of Judeo Christian precepts and with gratitude for saving America, especially trashing the Iran Deal,
    WE OF FII BESEECH AND IMPLORE YOU TO NOT ENTERTAIN A PEACE PLAN THAT INVOLVES A TERROR STATE SOLUTION, THAT GIVES PALI AARAB JIHADISTS A FOOTHOLD IN JERUSALEM.

    PRESSURE JORDAN ETCETERA TO ABSORB. ISRAEL IS OUR ANCESTRAL HOMELAND, AFTER ALL.

    MIKE, TODAH RABAH FOR YOUR MAGNIFICENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO US ALL.

    BLESS YOU AND YOUR EXQUISITE DAUGHTER SARAH.

  • Rebecca Holstine

    05/04/2019 01:45 AM

    I have watched all the hearings with AG Barr, that I can. I have listened to the Democrats make fools of their selves. Including doing something I never thought I would see. A congressman eating chicken on the House Floor. I hope the people of Tenn. are proud of him. Anyway, we had to listen to the media trying to spin first the Russian hoax, then the obstruction hoax, then the horrors of Barr using the word spy, and now they are rolling the Russian hoax, the obstruction hoax, AG Barr being a stooge for Pres. Trump and did they or didn't they spy all into one story. It's over, let it go! They seem to be locked into some kind of a conspiracy hell and can't get out. I do believe some of them are actually mentally ill over the whole election of President Trump. And I am not saying that to be funny. I am serious.

  • Joseph Schiavone

    05/03/2019 11:55 PM

    Are you aware that some of the sites we go to for continuation of your stories are considered "C;ickbait" By malware detectors.
    The "Daily Caller" receives that rating,

  • Shellie Mackey

    05/03/2019 10:30 PM

    Thank you Governor for all you do.
    We love you in this house hold.
    Blessings !!

  • Anita Mae Barker

    05/03/2019 09:48 PM

    All wonderful columns and clear. Thanks, Mike. This 91year old is heading for bed. Blessings to you.

  • Jerry Korba

    05/03/2019 09:24 PM

    How would the kids in the SF school district know anything about history the teachers are forbidden to teach history or civic class these kids are coming out of California as intelligent as a shovel. Look who represents them a real bright group. Just ask Maxie Waters what a gravel is and when she is holding it just ask her is it a gavel or gravel 50% chance of getting it right. The kids in the schools of California have no discipline the administration can not run the school system with any authority kids that won't or can not learn are in charge. So Look for the moronic leadership of California to continue like I have mentioned before all they need to be is 2 IQ points higher than the imbeciles they lead. Look no further than Gavin California's Governor that should sum it up if that doesn't do it for ya look at Schiff big state lots of idiotic leaders Harris Pelosi Swale and the list is endless.

  • Sandra Blake

    05/03/2019 09:00 PM

    I really appreciate your giving us points of view other than what the liberal news sources present. it seemed that you were not included in the undesirable news sources mentioned by a liberal commentator, but I'll read your newsletter anyway!

  • Neil Gottschalck

    05/03/2019 08:54 PM

    Mr. Huckabee
    In response to all the Snowflakes being tramatized by a picture of Washington. 50 years ago at the age of 20 years old I and many more were tramatized in the jungles of Viet Nam. It's funny, but I don't remember any councilors asking was I stressed, tramatized, or had my feelings hurt. We just shook off our feelings and continued to fight the next day. In my opion they are trying take the fighting Spirit out of America......Thanks for all the comentaries.

  • Toni DeFronzo

    05/03/2019 07:55 PM

    It is unbelievable how citizens are allowing the schools (on all levels) to erase our history! We must organize and stand up for our country.

  • JC Holland

    05/03/2019 07:31 PM

    DOJ Barr better start filing charges fast before he meets a mysterious demise like far too many of Hillary Clinton's and the DNC leaders opponents. I hope he has lots of protection.