Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- Biden's Approval Rating Drops
- New Podcast Episode
- Senate Democrats Give Female Athletes One Option: Written Testimony Only
- Virus Theory Is Not So Crazy Now
- The "Biden-Harris" Administration
- RIP George Segal
- You need to show an ID to get vaccinated, but not to vote
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Biden's Approval Rating Drops
By Mike Huckabee
Rasmussen Reports’ daily presidential approval poll shows that President Biden’s approval and disapproval ratings are tied at 49-49%. His approval rating among likely voters has dropped three points just since Friday. No wonder the Democrats want to change voting laws so that likely voters ballots are swamped by unlikely voters’ ballots.
Worse, Biden’s “strongly approve” rating is only 32%, while his “strongly disapprove” rating is 42%, giving him a Presidential Approval Rating of minus-10 points.
The article at the link goes into detail about why this might be, and reminds us that Trump also had high disapproval ratings. But the media gave Trump coverage that was more negative than their coverage of the coronavirus, while they’ve acted like press agents and defensive linemen for Biden. It shows that even in a world where the left tries to bully, intimidate, prosecute and cancel Americans for speaking their minds, you can’t stop them from thinking they smell a rat when it’s obviously stinking up the place.
In a separate Rasmussen survey, 67% of voters, including majorities of all groups (even Democrats) call the current surge of illegal immigration at the border a “crisis.” 53% agree that Biden has caused it with his policies and rhetoric (I assume the rest just haven’t been paying very close attention.) And 65% of voters agree with the statement, “At no time is it right to break the law and come into the United States illegally.”
That might be why some people are theorizing that the Democrats want to replace those voters with people who break the law and come into the United States illegally.
New Podcast Episode
By Mike Huckabee
This week on The People's Podcast, Governor Huckabee reflects on the tragic shooting spree in Boulder, CO, honoring the victims and heroes who lost their lives. He also sets the record straight on the type of firearm that was used, since we know the media won't -- they're too busy spinning the tragedy to further the Left's gun control agenda. Later, he catches up with Customs & Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd about the ongoing crisis at our Southern Border, and how Biden's reversal of Trump's policies is taking a toll on communities, law enforcement, border patrol, and the migrants themselves.
Senate Democrats Give Female Athletes One Option: Written Testimony Only
By Mike Huckabee
In a telling example of just how far under the bus Democrats have thrown women’s rights in their rush to pander to the transgender lobby, Senate Democrats pushing the so-called “Equality Act” not only want to let biological males compete in girls’ sports, now they won’t even allow female athletes who’ve been harmed by that policy to speak about it.
They were only allowed to submit written testimony. Given the Congressional Democrats’ history of passing things without even reading them, I’m sure they paid lots of attention to those written statements.
Try to imagine what the media would say if Republicans told women who objected to their policies to sit down and shut up.
Virus Theory Is Not So Crazy Now
By Mike Huckabee
Remember how the mere suggestion that the COVID-19 virus might have escaped from a lab in China was treated as such a crazy, racist, debunked conspiracy theory that the mere mention of it was enough to get you banned from social media, publicly smeared and driven out of your job? Well…not so fast.
A group of 26 scientists, social scientists and science communicators signed a letter to the science journal Lancet, arguing that the World Health Organization lacked “the mandate, the independence or the necessary accesses” to determine whether or not the virus could have come from a lab. That’s not to say that it did, only that the adamant denials that it did are not supported by solid research. You know, like real science should be.
Read the article at Technology Review for a good summary of the latest data on the virus’ origins, and to see the shocking extent to which dispassionate scientific inquiry about a disease that was killing thousands of people was circumvented by politics. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, legitimate questions were not asked because scientists were afraid they’d be accused of justifying Trump’s rhetoric, and leftwing media outlets attacked any questions about the virus coming from a lab because Trump said that first and they had to bring him down.
As I have said before under different circumstances, anyone who insists that “the science is settled” doesn’t have the slightest idea of how science works.
The "Biden-Harris" Administration
By Mike Huckabee
The White House is reportedly urging staffers in all federal agencies to refer to the current Administration as the “Biden-Harris Administration.”
I’m not as worked up over that as some people, since I often refer to the “Obama/Biden Administration,” as a way to remind people that Smilin’ Joe isn’t the moderate centrist unifier he claimed to be (and was I right or was I right?) Considering Kamala Harris’ far-left views, I think that calling this the “Obama-Harris Administration” is appropriately descriptive.
Just let me know if Joe starts calling it the “Harris-Biden Administration.” Then we might have a completely different problem.
RIP George Segal
By Pat Reeder
We’re sad to report that actor George Segal died Tuesday at 87 due to complications from heart bypass surgery.
Segal first came to the public’s attention in the 1960s, appearing in movies ranging from dramas (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe,” for which he scored an Oscar nomination) to romantic comedies such as “A Touch of Class,” for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Some other notable films include “The Hot Rock,” “Blume in Love,” “Where’s Poppa?” and “The Owl and the Pussycat.”
As leading man movie roles dried up, he increasingly turned to television, appearing in a number of shows. He became a regular on the hit NBC sitcom “Just Shoot Me” as extravagant magazine owner Jack Gallo; and for the past eight years, he’s played the grandfather “Pops” on ABC’s “The Goldbergs.” His final episode will air April 7th, and the show is planning a tribute. A number of his showbiz colleagues also offered warm memories of him online.
I know Gov. Huckabee depends on me to know obscure trivia and share it, particularly since I’m the proprietor of the Hollywood Hi-Fi celebrity singer page (http://www.facebook.com/hollywoodhifibook.) So I’ll note that George Segal was also an accomplished banjo player who loved to play and sing old Dixieland and ragtime tunes.
Those of a certain age might remember his delightful appearances on talk shows, where he would perform tunes like “(Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown) Whatcha Gonna Do When the Rent Comes ‘Round” (released as a single in 1974) with raucous joie de vivre. That was from his album, “A Touch of Ragtime, Featuring the Music of Scott Joplin” which is on YouTube in full.
He’d previously released an LP called “The Yama Yama Man” in 1967, and would later appear as a special guest on the 1987 Canadian Brass album, “Basin Street.”
And here he is on TV in 1974, doing “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” with Teresa Brewer.
George Segal did drama, comedy, sang, danced and even played the banjo. Now, that’s an all-around entertainer! Rest in peace.
You need to show an ID to get vaccinated, but not to vote
By Mike Huckabee
John Fund at National Review recently got a COVID-19 vaccination in New York City, and he noted that he was required to “present my ID twice, verify my address twice, and verify my phone number once. Anyone signing up for the vaccine is warned in advance that he will have to present identification that includes ‘a driver’s license, passport, or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency.’”
Naturally, this brought up the question of why you have to show an ID to get vaccinated, but not to vote.
The “fact-checking” site Snopes tried to argue that those are completely different issues because voting is a Constitutional right. Yeah, and as Fund notes, so is owning a gun, but you have to show all sorts of ID to buy one. The left decided same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right, but you still have to show your ID to get a marriage license.
A recent Rasmussen survey found that the vast majority of Americans, including blacks and Democrats, support voter ID laws. And studies have debunked the condescending racist claim that blacks are somehow incapable of obtaining a legal ID and that such laws depress voting numbers.
So why are Democrat politicians the only people who seem adamantly opposed to voter ID laws, even while they require them to get a vaccination shot? I’d love to ask them that, after giving them a shot of truth serum.
A Reader Writes Back...
Another great newsletter! I look forward to your daily news. You have a great staff too. I love the "America The Beautiful" since I can't see them in person.
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