Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- UPDATE on Facebook's covid censorship
- A Republican's vote count after an audit actually went up
- Funny poll numbers
- Quality of Life Matters
- Caught red-handed
- A Feel Good Sports Story
- Reader Writes...
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38 KJV
UPDATE on Facebook's covid censorship
By Mike Huckabee
Yesterday, just for fun, we offered up an exuberant thank-you to the almighty Facebook for, as of Wednesday, magnanimously allowing previously-banned speech about the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a possible source of covid-19. Until now, only the wet-market "accidental" origin hypothesis, which left the Chinese government blameless, has been allowed on FB. Now, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has a response on the same subject that picks up where our tongue-in-cheek commentary left off.
Ironically, he responded on Twitter. Like Alan Dershowitz, he sees enormous danger in letting social media be the "speech police."
"Facebook," Bozell said, "which claims to be fighting misinformation, essentially admitted today that THEY have been spreading misinformation for over a year. Yet another reason to remove the protections Facebook and others receive from Section 230."
The Facebook "fact"-checking program has been shown to be fraudulent, in actively suppressing valid debate on the origins of covid-19, favoring Chinese propaganda instead. This has to stop, not just with covid-19 but across the board.
And if you think this is bad about Facebook, check out what former FB employee Morgan Kahmann had to say about that company's secret --- well, formerly secret --- "Vaccine Hesitancy" algorithm. It's the latest Project Veritas video.
This is a strategy through which comments that are deemed, either by "robot" or by human "rater," to be "vaccine-hesitant" are suppressed on Facebook. This whistleblower's story about a program that mimics some attributes of Communist China's "social credit score" should be more than enough for us to insist on an end to social media censorship and narrative-shaping.
We've seen that what they label misinformation can turn out to be correct, and their chosen "facts" are the misinformation. For example, multiple stories over the past few days have suggested that those who've already had the virus might want to think twice before getting the vaccine and likely don't need it anyway, as they have strong natural immunity from fighting off the real infection. Uh-oh, would Facebook tag me as "vaccine-hesitant" just for passing this information along? (I'm not --- I got the vaccine.)
Even though this whistleblower was fired for speaking out, he's glad he did it, and he has a message for other staffers, about 25 percent of whom he estimates are uncomfortable with what they're doing with algorithms at Facebook and might want to go public, too: "I'd say go ahead and do it. And just think about what I said. There's a lot of blowback to telling the truth. And that's true as far as human history is concerned....Just weigh it out. Can you live with yourself for the rest of your life if you work at Facebook and you knew about this? Especially if it came out later, and you're like, 'Man, I saw that so many times. I could have said something and, I didn't."
"I have to show somebody this," he continued, "because at least, even if nothing were to come of this, and for some reason everything was scrapped, I would still think...that it was worth it...At least I tried, I tried to show somebody this."
Be sure to watch the whole video. At the end, there's a website address to visit if you would like to help Morgan and his family.
A Republican's vote count after an audit actually went up
By Mike Huckabee
I told you about the audit in Windham, New Hampshire, that found that voting machines were misreading folds in ballots as votes, causing them to be rejected for “overvoting” or having too many spaces filled in. It proved that a Republican who won by only 24 votes on election night actually won by 420 votes (that many Republican ballots had been falsely disqualified.)
Officials claim this was isolated to only that county, but other researchers claim they’ve identified neighboring counties with the exact same issue.
I wonder if someday, we’ll look back on the people who declared questioning the 2020 election results to be a “Big Lie” the same way we’re already starting to look at the smug “fact-checkers” who said the same thing about questioning whether COVID-19 really came from eating bats out of a wet market?
Funny poll numbers
By Mike Huckabee
A new AP/NORC poll is raising eyebrows because it claims that President Biden has an overall approval rating of 63%.
Considering he had an approval rating of 54% shortly after taking office, and almost all Republicans and even some Democrats are appalled at his far-left lurch, where did those 9 extra points come from? Are there people who actually like having a crisis on the border, more racial animosity, exploding crime rates, disappointing jobs numbers, rising inflation and higher prices for gas, when you can even find it? The only thing Biden’s touched that hasn’t been a disaster is the COVID vaccine developed under Trump that he takes credit for.
Personally, I always take polls with a pillar of salt, particularly ones that claim their sample is representative of the population, but don’t give any details (the population of the New York Times editorial room, maybe.) But this one seems especially mind-boggling in light of another new survey from Gallup.
It shows that the economic confidence index which measures Americans’ confidence in the economy fell from +2 in April to -7 in May. That’s where it was in March, so confidence in the economy is moving backwards even as the pandemic is ending. The survey also found that only 43% of Americans think the economy is getting better, while 53% think it’s getting worse.
If James Carville was right, and what matters to Americans is “the economy, stupid,” then anyone who really believes Biden has a 63% approval rating when 53% of Americans think the economy is getting worse must be pretty stupid about either polls, math or both.
Quality of Life Matters
By Mike Huckabee
Despite all the efforts by medical researchers and crackpot tech billionaires to live forever, a scientific study published in the journal Nature Communications estimates that the longest any human will ever be able to live is 150 years.
The reason is that around age 120, the human body suffers a complete loss of resilience, or the ability to recover from injury or illness. The study’s author said, “As we age, more and more time is required to recover after a perturbation, and on average we spend less and less time close to the optimal physiological state.” Thank you, Captain Obvious!
Of course, some people think they can find ways to put off aging, like traveling to Mexico for regular stem cell infusions to give themselves the body of a five-year-old, which sounds like a great plan, doesn’t it?
So once again, science seems to have proven what the Bible already tells us, in Genesis 6:3: “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Of course, there are some people mentioned in Genesis who far outlived that shelf life, but I assume God made an exception in their cases, one that most of us shouldn’t count on. In fact, most of us will be lucky to reach the limit mentioned in Psalms 90:10: “The days of our years are threescore years and ten…”
What’s important to remember is that while we all want to live as long as possible, in the end, it’s not the quantity of your years but the quality that matters. Seventy years of helping others, loving your family and being loved in return, and fulfilling the mission that God planned for you is better than 120 years spent missing all the joys of life because you were too obsessed with trying to live to 120.
This might be a good time to mention that if you’ve been vaccinated or had COVID already, take a “risk” and come out of your bedroom, rejoin the world, take off the mask and breathe some fresh air. Your brain probably needs it.
A level of stupidity that deserves recognition
By Mike Huckabee
The Huffington Post’s White House correspondent normally isn’t worth quoting for any reason other than laughs, but when you claim the January 6th violence at the Capitol was “1,000 percent worse” than 9/11, that’s a level of stupidity that deserves recognition, possibly by the Guinness World Record people.
Kudos to Spencer Brown at Townhall.com for writing that this person also authored a book titled “The Useful Idiot,” “which this writer was surprised to learn was not in fact an autobiography.”
In a related story: No, AOC, the fact that you were evacuated from an office near the Capitol during the January 6th violence does not mean that you know what it feels like to be traumatized by “serving in war.”
That’s an insult to anyone who actually has served in war, including your colleagues. Maybe you should try listening when Rep. Dan Crenshaw speaks. This would be one of many areas in which you could benefit.
By Mike Huckabee
How do you get a blue state Governor to finally end an unreasonable lockdown edict? Just catch them in the act of violating it themselves. Trust me, it’s not that hard to do.
A Feel Good Sports Story
By Mike Huckabee
There are precious few stories coming out of professional sports these days that actually make you feel good, but this is one of them. Check out the inspiring story of the Indian immigrant car salesman who just became the first fan ever inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.
A Reader Writes Back...
Good morning, Gov. Huckabee,
I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am to see that you use the KJV of the Bible for your daily posts! I think that’s a great thing in the day and time in which we live. It seems that nowadays a new translation or paraphrase comes out every month!
As a fairly new subscriber, I have not seen your position on climate change. Today’s scripture made me think about it. I am certain that you have commented on it before, and I just missed it.
I want to thank you for your stand and for the common sense you use in presenting the truth. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. I hope that Sarah wins by a landslide!!