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This week, I felt a great disturbance in the Twitterspere, as if millions of leftists suddenly cried out in terror at the thought that they might be stopped from silencing conservatives.

It was caused by news that Elliot Management, a hedge fund run by conservative billionaire Paul Singer, had purchased a major stake in their favorite PC, speech-censoring platform, Twitter. Word is that Singer wants to force out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who has let his den of social justice warriors repeatedly block conservative content while allowing far more threatening or questionable leftist content to remain online.

As Monica Showalter details at American Thinker, Dorsey likely has more in mind than changing Twitter’s political leanings.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/a_vulture_circles_over_twitter.html


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We’ve seen how a number of Silicon Valley tech companies run by socialist billionaires have prioritized advancing “woke” political views and virtue signaling over maximizing shareholder returns, resulting in massive unrealized profits. Twitter has deplatformed popular conservative voices such as James Woods, driven away conservative users and refused to accept political ads because they “don’t want to affect the election”…possibly the stupidest thing a for-profit media platform has ever said.

As Ms Showalter notes, liberals have complained that Singer is aggressive, persistent, very tough, uncompromising, a difficult adversary, and he “won’t go away.” He’s taken on such adversaries as the socialist government of Venezuela, so he’s not likely to be intimidated by Twitter trolls. He may be after Twitter and Dorsey purely for the profits, but it’s possible that a happy side effect would be returning Twitter to the platform for free speech it started out as before being warped into a censorious propaganda outlet and outrage mob tool by the leftist activist techies inside its own corporate version of the Deep State.

I can almost hear them crying out now: “Help us, George Soros! You’re our only hope!”

Prayers for Nashville

March 3, 2020

I woke up this morning to the tragic news of the devastating tornado that struck last night near downtown Nashville. It occurred in the middle of the night when most people were asleep and couldn’t hear any warnings. It was described as an EF-3 level tornado that went through a heavily-populated area. The communities of Mt. Juliet and Germantown were hit particularly hard. At this writing, I’ve heard unconfirmed reports that there are nine people dead, along with major destruction and power outages, although it’s still too early to assess the damage. There’s more information at this link, but there will be bulletins coming throughout the day.

Please join me in praying for the victims and that there are no more casualties. For those of you who have expressed concern: so far, I haven’t heard of anyone in the “Huckabee” TV family who was hit, although some were close enough to the tornado’s path to hear it roar past. One staffer was evacuated to a shelter and is “safe but shaken.” Our TBN studio is in Hendersonville, just north of downtown Nashville, and was untouched.

The Red Cross has already set up a shelter for those who have lost their homes. To help, you can make a donation at http://www.redcross.org. I’m sure Samaritan’s Purse will also be there, and you can help them at https://www.samaritanspurse.org. Thank you for your prayers and donations.

Benjamin Netanyahu wins

March 3, 2020

As a lesson about the importance of turnout, voter turnout yesterday in Israel was slightly up at 71%, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears on track to win 59 seats, leaving his party two seats short of a majority in the Knesset. That total could rise when the votes of soldiers are counted, but Netanyahu still considers it a major victory. He plans to quickly form a strong nationalist coalition government with other conservative parties.

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-Elections/Benjamin-Netanyahus-Right-bloc-wins-majority-exit-polls-619513

Full disclosure: Netanyahu is a friend, and I admire him greatly, not only as a great leader of Israel but as a great world leader. I was in Israel just last week, where I gave a speech on his behalf and he graciously thanked me for being such a longtime friend of Israel. I’ve watched in dismay over the past year or so as leftwing opponents who couldn’t beat him at the ballot box have attacked his character and his family and tried to defeat him with politicized charges and investigations (sound familiar?) I congratulate the voters of Israel for seeing through these tactics and making the right choice, for their own security and the security of the entire Middle East.

Several very influential people have passed away in recent days, so I thought I’d take a minute to pay last respects to them...

One of the most brilliant and visionary scientists of our time, Freeman Dyson, died Saturday at 96. Dyson made enormous contributions to physics, math and quantum electrodynamics, despite never even bothering to earn a Ph.D. He also never won a Nobel Prize, even though his ability to understand things that others could not imagine led to fundamental advances in science and technology. As Mark Steyn wrote, you can get a sense of his importance just by the number of things that bear his name: “the Dyson sphere, Dyson series, Dyson graphs, Dyson number, Dyson operator, Dyson conjecture, Dyson tree, Schwinger-Dyson equation, Dyson's transform, Dyson's eternal intelligence” and so on.

https://www.steynonline.com/10094/cover-story

As Steyn notes, toward the end of his life, other scientists not nearly so brilliant turned on him for casting doubt on their apocalyptic climate change predictions. Dyson believed in manmade climate change, and said he was a Democrat through-and-through and loved Obama, but he thought Obama was on the wrong side of climate change and the Republicans on the right side. He believed that the effects of CO2 on climate were vastly overstated and the benefit of more CO2 outweighed the negatives. Also, that the alarmists were too attached to their own computer models that had been proven wrong again and again. As Steyn quotes Dyson:

“A model is such a fascinating toy that you fall in love with your creation... Every model has to be compared to the real world and, if you can't do that, then don't believe the model.”

As happened so many times in his life, Dyson saw and stated a fundamental truth that his fellow scientists were oblivious to. Here are some testimonials from those who knew him:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615305/freeman-dyson-by-the-people-who-knew-him-an-unusual-visionary/


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Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch died Sunday at 84. One of the most successful businessmen of the late 20th century, Welch’s hard-driving style and willingness to dump unprofitable companies and lay off workers brought him both admiration and criticism. He oversaw GE’s acquisition of RCA (and later NBC) and got the company into finance with GE Capital. That brought in massive profits, but seven years after his retirement, the 2008 mortgage crisis nearly destroyed the company. Welch said he gave himself an A for execution but an F for his choice of successors. You can read more about this controversial and influential man at the link.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/jack-welch-dead-former-ge-ceo

James Lipton, the longtime host of the award-winning interview series “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” has died at 93 after battling bladder cancer. What you might not know about him: he served in the Air Force in World War II and came to New York after the war intending to become a lawyer, but instead fell into movie and TV production. On radio, he was the voice of the Lone Ranger’s nephew Dan Reid. He wrote a novel, choreographed a ballet, wrote for several soap operas and spent 10 years acting on “The Guiding Light.” Our condolences to his wife of nearly 50 years, former model Kedakai Mercedes Lipton.

https://www.westernjournal.com/inside-actors-studio-host-james-lipton-dead-age-93/

Late last month, computer scientist Larry Tesler died at 74. He spent two decades at Apple, helping make human-computer interactions easier. His most famous contribution: while working at Xerox, he created the copy/cut/paste commands that allow computer users to move text around in documents and between different programs. In his honor, Twitter users are creating endless threads by copying and pasting the link to his obituary.

https://www.newsweek.com/larry-tesler-copy-paste-twitter-thread-chain-1488442

Fake News Monday Update

March 2, 2020

Fake News Monday! There’s actually some good news on the fake news front today. A phony narrative pushed by the Democrats and the liberal media that President Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax” was so blatantly false, easily disprovable and reprehensibly misleading and dangerous to the public health that even Facebook has started flagging posts that repeat it. Imagine that: Facebook actually admitting that a fake story about Trump is fake!

https://pjmedia.com/trending/facebook-fact-checkers-admit-trump-never-said-coronavirus-was-a-hoax/

For the record, what Trump actually called a hoax was the Democrat/media attempt to politicize the disease by falsely claiming that his Administration hasn’t been acting to prevent a pandemic. The fake story was repeated by many major media outlets and even by Mike Bloomberg in a “60 Minutes” interview last night.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-bloomberg-coronavirus-60-minutes-hoax-claims


RELATED READINGSad: Democrats and the media use the coronavirus to bludgeon President Trump

Bloomberg also purchased three minutes of prime TV time Sunday to talk about the coronavirus and Trump’s handling of it, which backfired when many commenters noted that he came across as a billionaire using his money to exploit a health crisis by undermining confidence in public health authorities at a time when Americans need to be listening to them to prevent the spread of a deadly disease.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bloomberg-purchases-3-minute-primetime-slot-coronavirus-ad/

This would be a good place to toss in that, no, there have been no budget cuts to the CDC. Also, even the New York Times and the World Health Organization now admit that Trump’s quick action in blocking travel from China helped prevent or at least delay a potential widespread outbreak here.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/trumps-decisive-actions-helped-save-lives-during-coronavirus-pandemic-experts-admit/

And while I’m at it, here’s a positive assessment of the Administration’s handling of the coronavirus written by a biochemist. He also offers some good advice on avoiding contracting both the coronavirus and the brain disease of Trump Derangement Syndrome that’s currently running through the media like the 1918 Spanish flu.

Trump appoints Ratcliffe

March 2, 2020

President Trump went to South Carolina Friday (he loves to troll Democratic primaries) for a rally in North Charleston.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-rallies-in-north-charleston-on-eve-of-south-carolina-primary

While en route, he announced that Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe is his nominee for the new Director of National Intelligence. On cue, Ratcliffe was savaged by liberals, with Nancy Pelosi claiming the pick showed Trump’s “clear disrespect” for the intelligence community.

I wonder why Trump would want to put someone in charge who defended him against bogus impeachment charges based on an investigation sparked by fake “evidence” that was used by entrenched political partisans in the intelligence agencies to get illegal warrants to spy on his campaign and undermine his Administration? Why, he should have promoted from within! Get somebody who’s been in the Deep State for a looong time! What could possibly go wrong?

There’s also a lot of whooping and hollering over Trump saying at the rally that Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus and trying to blame him for the disease or the stock market drop it’s caused. Some Democrats are theatrically infuriated over anyone questioning their pure motives…

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/485212-house-democrat-denies-he-threatened-trump-jr-with-physical-violence

Why, it’s OUTRAGE-ous that Trump would say such a horrible thing that’s patently obvious to anyone who’s been paying attention. Prominent liberals have been publicly hoping for some disaster or recession to come along for months now, and they're doing their best to whip up panic and celebrate its fallout. And they don’t even have the decency to delete their tweets when they’re called out, like Chuck Schumer.

https://noqreport.com/2020/02/28/trumpcrash-trends-as-leftists-totally-dont-think-the-coronavirus-is-affecting-the-stock-market/

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/02/27/patricia-arquette-urges-one-day-economic-shutdown-to-hurt-trump/

If you prefer to get your Trump rally news unfiltered and undistorted, here’s a video of his entire speech:

https://youtu.be/zTG4AOL6lbg

Today's Edition

 

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Congratulations to Joe Biden, who won a larger-than-expected 48.4% in Saturday’s South Carolina Primary. Bernie Sanders was a distant second at 19.9%, followed by Steyer (11.3%), Buttigieg (8.2%) and Warren (7.1%.) Bloomberg wasn’t on the ballot, which is probably the only thing he hasn’t paid to put his name on in the past two months.

Shortly after the results were in, Steyer and Buttigieg threw in the towel and dropped out. Steyer was predictable; that was largely a vanity candidacy. Buttigieg was a stronger candidate but he aimed above his pay grade. Nobody seriously thinks anyone should leap from mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to the White House. He can run for Congress in some leftwing district and get some federal experience, then he’ll be back. It would be better to run for governor and get some real executive experience, but as we know from the treatment of Mike Pence, Democrats with no executive experience whatsoever think that being Governor of Indiana isn’t a real qualification for anything important.

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With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

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"Russia hoax" goes on despite evidence of monstrous CrowdStrike lie

By Mike Huckabee

The “Trump/Russia” collusion hoax goes on, with Jim Acosta, still CNN’s chief White House correspondent, asking Trump at a press conference in India, ”Can you pledge to the American people that you will not accept any foreign assistance in the coming election?” When challenged by Trump, Acosta actually insulted him, saying, “Mr. President, I think our record of delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes...” Trump said from the podium that Acosta ought to be ashamed, and he should be, but he won't, because he has no shame.

California Rep. Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has announced he’s planning to file a federal lawsuit Monday afternoon against the WASHINGTON POST after years of false “Trump/Russia” reporting. Even after no evidence of collusion has been found, the fake news lives on and evolves.

"The mainstream media continues to go about their normal pace of creating narratives and then going out and selling them to the American people, and they hope that we forget,” he told Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Sunday.

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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

Adam Schiff is outraged that President Trump’s attorneys “convinced two judges” to rule in his favor over Schiff’s demand that his White House counsel testify. Silly me, I thought that since Schiff had a law degree, he’d know that attorneys convincing judges to side with their clients is how all non-jury cases are decided.

https://twitchy.com/jacobb-38/2020/03/01/uh-thats-their-job-adam-schiff-complains-that-trumps-lawyers-convinced-two-judges-to-rule-against-him/

This is Schiff’s entire tweet: “Trump’s lawyers convinced two judges of their unprecedented legal theory that courts CANNOT enforce congressional subpoenas. This was after they argued during the impeachment trial that the House was REQUIRED to enforce subpoenas in court. Such duplicity can't survive appeal.

You tried to force Trump’s close staffers to testify without issuing subpoenas. Trump asserted his right as President to refuse, giving you the option of issuing subpoenas that would then go before a court to decide whether they were protected by executive privilege. You decided instead to impeach him for the made-up charge of “obstruction of Congress” because he invoked his long-established executive privilege rights. That was so ridiculous, even Mitt Romney wouldn’t buy it.

Such stupidity should not survive reelection.

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“The Party of Diversity”: On Twitter, Karen Tumulty notes that the “most diverse Presidential field ever” has now been winnowed down to the top three contenders, all of them straight, white males between the ages of 77 and 78.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/359982

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Many New Yorkers are quite angry upon discovering they can no longer have the things they buy in stores put into plastic bags, thanks to the new statewide ban on them. Might I remind them that their anger is aimed in the wrong direction. You’re the ones who voted for this. You can put it back in the garbage bag of history where it belongs.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/01/new-yorkers-rankled-on-first-day-of-statewide-plastic-bag-ban/

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."

- Romans 15:13

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