August 23, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
Pop some popcorn and go camp out on the couch right now; you don’t want to miss a minute of tonight’s very special “Huckabee” on TBN! My lead guest will be President Donald Trump, in an interview shot at the White House. I’ll also talk with Kim Klacik, the African-American GOP House candidate in Baltimore whose devastating ad exposing how Democrat-run cities have been disastrous for black residents went viral and made her a rising political star almost overnight. Of course, we’ll also have some lighter entertainment, including comedy from hilarious Southern stand-up, Sonya White, and a classic soft rock hit from ‘70s superstar John Ford Coley.
We get rolling tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, only on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee
New Yorkers are learning the lesson that Margaret Thatcher taught the rest of us a long time ago: The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money. Or in New York City’s case, you make life so unbearable that the people with the money run out.
"RIGGING THE ELECTION"
Since “Russian collusion” finally imploded, the Democrats’ new “Trump is rigging the election” hoax is a ridiculous claim that he’s gathering up all the mailboxes so Democrats won’t be able to mail in their ballots. If you’re dumb enough to believe that – or not to know that you can always mail a ballot at the post office, or just leave it in your own mailbox and the carrier will pick it up – then maybe you shouldn’t be voting at all.
Nancy Pelosi is trying hard to make a federal case out of it, but it’s so mind-bendingly stupid that not even the reliably liberal “fact-checking” sites can bring themselves to go along with it. For instance, here’s Politifact ruling that, no, a photo of a stack of mailboxes is NOT proof of “massive voter suppression.” It’s a photo of a company that refinishes old mailboxes for the Postal Service.
Politifact is so in the bag for the Dems that they had to stick into this story a line about Trump making a “false” claim that mail-in voting is rife with fraud (Okay, it’s rife with errors that give it a tremendous potential for fraud, is that precise enough? And of course, we all know voter fraud never happens. Oh, wait…)
But that still can’t balance out the sheer willful idiocy of this story. What’s next? “Hey, I found three stacks of crackers inside my Ritz box! It’s massive proof that Trump is trying to hide food from the poor!”
Probably shouldn’t even say that. Nancy will convene impeachment hearings.
ELVIS WEEK 2020
This past week was Elvis Week 2020 at Graceland, to mark the 43rd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16, 1977. It's hard to believe, but the time that he's been gone is now one year more than the time he had on Earth. It doesn't seem that long because his music and image are still so popular and omnipresent even today. Saturday, the annual candlelight vigil will go on, although greatly reduced due to coronavirus restrictions. Still, the 720 tickets were snapped up immediately. People who claim it’s too scary to go to the polls to vote should take a page from these brave Elvis fans, who know how to keep safe while doing what’s essential. And honoring Elvis at Graceland in August is essential.
While the coronavirus has cut deeply into tourism, if you can get to Memphis, this is a golden opportunity to see Graceland as nobody has ever seen it before. With the reduced crowds, visitors have a chance to tour at 25% capacity, walk through at their leisure and take in every detail, as if they were Elvis' personal houseguests. If you can’t make it, here’s a video by a travel blogger who documented what it’s like. If you enjoy this, he has some other Elvis-related videos from the same trip.
ABOUT BARACK OBAMA'S CONVENTION SPEECH
Great comment on Barack Obama’s convention speech, from Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, and it also pretty well sums up the entire convention.
And in this article, Julie Kelly at American Greatness looks at the DNC convention in greater detail, as well as the behavior of Democratic leaders and activists across the nation, both currently and ever since Trump's election. She makes an extremely convincing case that "these people are insane." They don't need to be near the levers of power, they need to be "in a rubber room," or at the very least, be sent on a long, involuntary vacation from any stressful positions of authority until they're no longer a danger to themselves or others.
A "GREEN NEW DEAL" PREVIEW
This is an article about the rolling blackouts in California and the attempts to deny that this has anything to do with the state not building enough reliable power plants and instead relying on inadequate “green energy” sources in a preview of what awaits us all with the "Green New Deal."
They almost make a convincing case, until you see this paragraph:
“CAISO, the grid operator, has said it resorted to the outages because it didn’t have enough power feeding into the system — a combination of two natural gas plants going offline, a slowdown in wind power, and a sharp drop-off of solar power during the evenings, according to initial review.
I don’t think I would trust my state’s power needs to any grid operator to whom it would come as a surprise that wind doesn't always blow and that there’s “a sharp drop-off of solar power during the evenings.”
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)