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Today's Commentary --- My show monologue -- Standing strong for America -- "Huckabee" preview -- Capitalism -- The Baltic Experience 2019 -- Obama Judge Blocks Trump -- Grateful for God's blessings -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and the elections were held over 2 weeks ago, but they are still counting and finding ballots in Broward Co Florida!
I’m politically fatigued after 2 straight years of some folks not being able to accept the results of an election and it seems to take discovering new votes, counting some more than once, or accepting votes from people who aren’t citizens, who’ve been dead for years, or who voted in several places to get the results desired. It’s time to get the Christmas decorations up, send the Christmas cards, start ordering gifts, and take a real break from the contentious world of politics.
Standing Strong for America
By Mike Huckabee
While we were taking a break, leftists had more time on their hands than usual, so they had to find something to be OUTRAGED about. That explains the attempt at virtue-signaling by declaring “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” to be racist. But it was so stupid and so utterly ignorant of Charles M. Schulz’s courageous efforts at integrating comic strips that it mostly met with the derision that it deserved.
Luckily, the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) can always find something to be OUTRAGED about in the statements of President Trump. This year, we got a double-whammy for Turkey Day. Before I relate them, I’d like to note that these both fall into a pattern I’ve noticed.
Yes, it’s true that Trump sometimes hands his critics ammunition by saying or tweeting things that are combative, ungracious or factually questionable (there have been a lot of politicians who’ve done that and gotten a pass.) But I’ve noticed that the most over-the-top, outraged reactions come not from things Trump says that are false or debatable, but things that are plainly, indisputably true – yet, not being a politician or diplomat, he says them anyway. He violates the sacred rule, decided in a sealed hall of power somewhere, that we’re all going to pretend that it isn’t true.
By Mike Huckabee
Make some leftover turkey sandwiches and gather around the TV tonight for a brand new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! I’ll have a hilarious visit with Mike Rowe of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” and his mom Peggy. Newly-elected North Carolina Rep. Mark Harris will talk about his journey from pulpit to Congress. The very entertaining SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt of the bestselling “Godwinks” book series will tell us about the new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel movie inspired by it, “A Godwinks Christmas.” From “America’s Got Talent,” we’ll welcome hilarious comic juggler Max Winfrey. I’ll have commentaries, “Our Kind of Town,” some crazy news “In Case You Missed It,” and top it all off with a must-see musical pairing of bluegrass superstar Becky Buller and the Fairfield Four gospel quartet.
It’s all coming your way tonight at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST (7 and 10 CST), on TBN. To find the channel in your local area and to stream previous episodes of “Huckabee,” visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee
By Mike Huckabee
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner, and that it wasn’t ruined by relatives’ political diatribes or by some home-from-college sophomore accusing you of “fat-shaming” the turkey by calling it a Butterball.
Here’s President Trump’s Thanksgiving message, in case you were in a turkey coma and missed it:
There’s one thing you might not have realized you should have been thankful for. I’ll give you a hint: the American Farm Bureau Federation reports that this year, the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving feast for 10 people dropped to only $48.90, the lowest since 2010. That’s about 22 cents less per person than last year. That’s significantly cheaper than in 1986, when it was $65.73 in inflation-adjusted dollars. That’s because farmers, marketers and retailers have become so efficient and productive that food supplies are ample and prices are flat or dropping. Some of the biggest price declines have been for turkeys, sweet potatoes and milk, which is now an average of only $2.92 a gallon.
So aside from giving thanks for farmers and low prices and all that, what is the thing you really should have given thanks for? Capitalism!
Capitalism is what makes it possible not only for all the suppliers to have jobs, but for all us consumers to have an ample supply of affordable food.
If you don’t believe that – if you, say, got a worthless economics degree from some school that teaches you that capitalism is evil and socialism is the only way to help the poor – then I would invite you to head down to Venezuela and try to buy all the fixin’s for a Thanksgiving dinner there. I should warn you that even if you could locate the food, it’s gonna cost you: this month, inflation hit 830,000%, on its predicted way to 1 million percent.
Of course, the nature of socialism being what it is – a hothouse for corruption in which the rich get richer by paying off government officials – there are a handful of Venezuelans who could afford to buy a Thanksgiving feast for the entire population. Like the former national treasurer who just admitted to taking over $1 billion in bribes from a media mogul whose stations went easy on the socialist government.
He’s agreed to forfeit various assets that it seemed suspicious for a “public servant” to own, including 30 watches, 17 horses, 10 cars (including a Bentley, a Mercedes and a Porsche), nine bank accounts, six Florida properties and a partridge in a pear tree.
Moral: No matter how big your Thanksgiving turkey was, it couldn’t possibly have been a bigger turkey than socialism.
The Baltic Experience 2019
By Mike Huckabee
I am thrilled to announce an unforgettable trip to the Baltics for the summer of 2019! After many years of the Israel Experiences and our most recent trip the Mediterranean Experience cruise, we are bringing you another phenomenal cruise, the Baltic Experience! This all-inclusive cruise will feature some of the most beautiful places in the Baltic Sea and we will get to travel to and absorb these destinations aboard a luxury cruise ship from the Azamara Cruise line. If you have traveled with us before, you already know that all-inclusive means exactly that and there are no surprises along the way. The Baltic Experience will be no different. And when the weather is often unbearably hot throughout most of the US in August, we will be enjoying the cool and delightful weather that makes travel in the Baltic region perfect. Once again we have the entire ship and will fill our time on board with spectacular entertainment and special guests. In addition to the cruise we have multiple pre and post cruise offerings you can choose from to extend your trip. Our last cruise sold out in record time so we encourage you to get your cabin secured soon. We look forward to traveling with you soon and as always we will work tirelessly and do everything in our control to bring you The Greatest Trip.
See you on the boat,
Obama judge blocks Trump
By Mike Huckabee
As reported Tuesday, an Obama-appointed federal judge in San Francisco has blocked President Trump (I should set up a macro to type that part of the sentence in one keystroke, it would save a lot of time) from preventing asylum from being granted to people who enter the country illegally. Trump vowed to continue fighting these efforts by federal judges to usurp his Constitutional power to protect national security at our borders, and officials from the Justice Department and Homeland Security issued a joint statement rebuking the judge. They called it “absurd that a set of advocacy groups can be found to have standing to sue to stop the entire federal government from acting so that illegal aliens can receive a government benefit to which they are not entitled.” There’s more on this developing story here:
As an aside, I find it amazing that so many on the left constantly accuse Trump of being a power-mad dictator, a tyrant, or “literally Hitler.” Yet in some ways, he has been one of the most restricted and constrained Presidents in history. A few examples: despite having unquestionable authority to fire the head of the FBI or DOJ officials for any reason, when he fired James Comey (a richly-deserved canning that even Democrats had been clamoring for), he found himself accused of “obstructing justice” and having to deal with an endless investigation – and no matter how stunningly compromised the official overseeing the investigation (Rod Rosenstein) may be, imagine the nuclear reaction if Trump exercised his power to replace him, even though he should have had the integrity to step aside himself by now.
And despite having the sole Constitutional authority to take emergency measures to secure our borders, Trump is repeatedly blocked by unelected federal judges waving their gavels like Harry Potter’s magic wand. This latest ban on Trump doing his job will last at least until a second hearing on December 19th, and how many dangerous invaders will illegally enter the US between now and then? That’s precisely why the Founders put that power into the hands of one national executive who can act quickly, and not a crowd of bickering legislators or a legal system that moves slower than a turtle with arthritis. Yet Trump actually respects the legal procedure. Other Presidents, including some greatly admired by historians, might have told such overreaching judges to go whistle up a rope. And some of the same people denouncing Trump would have cheered them for their "strong stand."
Meanwhile, Democrats in the Senate petulantly refuse to confirm necessary staff positions at agencies such as HUD after nearly two years. They assail Dr. Ben Carson for not getting enough done while they block the appointments of the very people he needs to do it.
And let’s not even mention the White House press conferences, where reporters think they have the right to act like drunken hecklers on dollar beer night at the Chuckle Hut. When one of them finally crosses the line and gets thrown out, he begs a federal judge to force our “tyrant” President to let him back in again. And Trump actually does!
Considering the bullheadedness of his opposition, Trump has been amazingly effective at getting his agenda enacted. But the idea that he’s some kind of “tyrant” or “dictator” is laughable. He’s more like Gulliver in “Gulliver’s Travels”: a regular guy trying to do what needs to be done, but mischaracterized as a giant monster and hamstrung by a thousand strings placed on him by Lilliputians.
Grateful for God's blessings
By Mike Huckabee
During this Thanksgiving Day weekend, I hope you and your family are having some great time together with an abundance of delicious food, maybe some football games, but most of all some time to reflect and be grateful for God’s blessings. Just living in America, we’re blessed beyond our realizations. There are those who have little, and those whose lives are crushed beneath the weight of health, financial, or family problems. But most of us don’t live without the support of our family, friends, and our church or synagogue. Without the network of those who truly love and care for us, I’m not sure how we’d make it. If things are tough for you this year, look deep and I bet you’ll still find many things for which to be eternally grateful. The leftover turkey can be turned into turkey chili, turkey gumbo, turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, turkey pot pie, turkey and dumplings, or turkey spaghetti. But God can take what we think are the leftovers of our lives, and He can make something wonderful out of them. Sometimes, the leftovers are even better than what we started with. And If you can truly thank God for who He is, you might find the same with all you give to him as you trust Him with the recipe for your life.
Evening Edition - November 20
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.."
- Galatians 6:9
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