Before you celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, give dad the gift of an hour in his recliner, surrounded by his loved ones, all enjoying a brand new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! Tonight, I’ll talk about the big news out of Washington with Sen. Marsha Blackburn and introduce you to a Huck’s Hero who’s good to the last drop. We’ll observe the anniversary of the horrific Charleston church shooting with one of the victims’ relatives whose inspiring response helped unite the nation. You’ll meet a man who was imprisoned as one of the most dangerous gang leaders in California until a miracle turned his life around completely. The actress who set young men’s hearts a-flutter in “Summer of ’42,” the beautiful Jennifer O’Neill, will pay a visit. I’ll also have some crazy news “In Case You Missed It” and some surprises. And we’ll top if all off with country music star Wade Hayes.
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced this week that two agencies of the USDA would be moved to Kansas from Washington, DC. If you guessed that went over like a kale salad at my house, you’re right. Agency employees turned their backs on Perdue in silent protest. They’re claiming nefarious motives, such as that the move is to impair climate research and that it’s “cold-hearted” to make those poor bureaucrats move out of their natural habitat.
As always, Democrats in Congress are threatening to scamper to a federal judge to have the move declared illegal. It’s amazing how powerless the President became the moment Trump won. Before that, Obama could make laws and treaties all by himself via executive order, when he wasn't lowering the tides by waving his hands. Now, Trump allegedly doesn't even have the power to undo an Obama order or, apparently, to relocate an office.
Perdue said the decision wasn’t made lightly and that it will save taxpayers $300 million over 15 years in leases and other costs. But that didn’t mollify the furious federal employees who can’t believe anyone could be so cruel as to make USDA bureaucrats live way out where a bunch of farmers are.
Personally, I like this idea. I say we move all the vital functions of government out of Washington and closer to the people they’re supposed to be serving. It would save money, and make government more responsive and efficient. Plus, once DC was emptied of everything but politicians and bureaucrats, we could finally save America by building a big, beautiful wall…around Washington.
This week’s escalating assaults on conservatives and pro-life groups by big tech have escalated into all-out war on free speech on the Internet. Read this, then remember to sign up for the pro-free speech Twitter alternative Parler.com, where you will now find me at @MikeHuckabee.
I said I had planned to wait to report on the libel lawsuit against Oberlin College by a bakery that was smeared as racist by radical leftist students with the alleged complicity of the school’s administration. I was waiting until the “other shoe dropped,” i.e., to see if the jury added punitive damages to the $11.2 million in compensatory damages they ordered Oberlin to pay. Well, it dropped, and it wasn’t a shoe, it was a combat boot. The jury awarded the maximum $33 million in punitive damages for a total of over $44 million.
Maybe this will finally send shock waves to liberal universities to stop coddling and enabling violent and anti-social behavior by students who are supposed to be in college to learn how to be civilized, educated adults, not to throw emotional tantrums at the expense of everyone else’s rights. And you might be surprised to learn who celebrated this long-overdue blowback against schools that indulge these “social justice warrior” tactics.
Sorry to see that the “ladies and gentlemen” of the press (that might require more than one set of quotation marks) are being just as partisan, petty and hateful toward my daughter Sarah when she’s leaving the White House as they were when she had to deal with their unprofessionalism and partisanship daily. This story recounts some of their impotent raging, which I predict won't prove any more of an obstacle to her future than a pebble would to a Cadillac. But it also includes something you might want to bookmark to rewatch on nights when you want to go to bed with a warm feeling: her five greatest smackdowns of arrogant, hostile reporters (i.e., Democratic PR agents with press passes.)
The DNC announced the 20 (count ‘em: 20!) Presidential candidates who made the cut to appear in the first debate. To find out which ones made it (and which ones suffered the humiliation of not even getting as far as Eric Swalwell and Marrianne Williamson), click the link.
This story also includes a convincing argument for why these debates are going to be awful. And it doesn’t even include the phrase, “moderated by Rachel Maddow.”
Least Surprising News Ever: In the first four months of 2019, while the Republicans have been stockpiling cash for the 2020 elections, the Democratic National Committee spent more money than it took in and added $3 million to its debt. This is about as shocking as the news that “Water is wet.” In fact, you could replace both parties' platforms with this news nugget, and you'd get a pretty good idea of what to expect when you voted.