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We interrupt this awful news week for a huge unintentional laugh.
Thoroughly disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok is reportedly suing the Department of Justice and the FBI to get his old job back. (I’ll pause while you fall to the floor laughing.) So, could this be any more outrageous? Oh, yes, it absolutely could. He is also suing for back pay. (I’ll pause again.) And damages.
Maybe this stunt is being carried out by publicists on the theory that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, because there’s little else he could get out of it. Keep in mind, this is the agent who texted back and forth with FBI colleague/paramour Lisa Page literally thousands of times, very often conveying his personal political opinions about Trump while he was investigating him. Many of these texts were along the lines of how he thought Hillary should win in 2016 “100 million to 0.” He could “smell the Trump support” at a suburban Walmart. He referred to Trump as “loathsome, “a disaster,” “awful” and “an idiot.”
Castro deserves condemnation
By Mike Huckabee
We’ve seen a lot of reprehensible behavior in recent months from Congress members, but Rep. Joaquin Castro (brother of former HUD Secretary/presidential candidate Julian Castro) must have looked at all of it and said, “Hold muh beer!”
Castro is being roundly and properly condemned from all sides for circulating on Twitter a list of private citizens in his Texas district who made the maximum campaign donation to President Trump. Castro claimed their contributions are "fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as 'invaders.'" He is apparently unconcerned that he’s not only violating their right to privacy and trying to intimidate them out of their right to back the candidate of their choice, but he’s also “doxing” them by exposing innocent private citizens (some are listed as “retired,” so I assume they’re senior citizens) to the kind of violence, hatred, slander and death threats that have become the hallmark of the insane, rage-fueled left.
Here is some of the outraged blowback Castro is getting for this unconscionable tactic:
And here’s more on the story, including his bullheaded refusal to admit he was wrong. He’s not only refusing to take down the tweets, he’s trying to defend the indefensible by claiming that the information was already on the public record – he just took it, waved it around the Internet like a red flag in front of a bull, and poked the bull by slandering the citizens as bigots funding a hate campaign. Other than that, he’s a perfect angel:
Oh, I forgot, I guess it’s not entirely “indefensible” since one person is defending it. Joe Scarborough. If that doesn’t make Castro see what his blind hatred of Trump has done, nothing can open his eyes.
By Mike Huckabee
How to tell the difference between a liberal Democrat and a moderate centrist in 2019:
The liberal admits that he’s going to confiscate all guns.
The “moderate centrist” brags that he’s only going to confiscate some of your guns:
All clear now?
Going crazy from the heat
By Mike Huckabee
I thought the attempts to tie everything that President Trump says or does to white supremacy had already been stretched tighter than one of the Rock’s T-shirts, but then came this story:
A former FBI official claimed on MSNBC (of course!) that President Trump’s order to fly flags at half-staff for the victims of the El Paso and Dayton shootings until tomorrow at noon might be interpreted as a secret signal to white supremacists. “How?” I’m glad you asked! Follow me on this…
Tomorrow is August 8th, or 8/8. “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet. It’s also the first letter of “Hitler.” The official claims that’s very significant in white supremacist circles because “8/8” stands for “Heil Hitler.”
He generously allowed, “Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House.”
Frankly, I think it’s excusable to be ignorant of this because I can’t imagine there are more than a handful of people who’ve ever heard of this nonsense before. It reminds me of that Internet practical joke about the “Okay” finger symbol being a Nazi symbol that a lot of leftists fell for. Does it really demonstrate an ignorance of how to deal with racist nuts (or a reason to suspect that you sympathize with them) if you don’t automatically associate Wednesday with “Heil Hitler” because it’s “8/8”?
There are also 88 keys on a piano. Elton John plays the piano. Does that mean “Tiny Dancer” is a tribute to Hitler? (According to Mel Brooks’ “The Producers,” “The Fuhrer was a terrific dancer,” but he was 5-foot-9, so not exactly “tiny.”) Also, historians often consider the first rock and roll record to be “Rocket 88” by Ike Turner. Those white supremacists are everywhere!
I think the real connection of this story to August is that it proves some people are going crazy from the heat.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments
A CNN correspondent seemed baffled about why the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooter was a strong backer of gun control laws. I wonder if he would also be puzzled over why cockroaches would be in favor of banning Raid.
Here’s a gun control question that’s genuinely baffling: Why do the same people who denigrate police as racist murderers also think that the police are the only Americans who should be allowed to have guns?
Get well wishes and prayers for Sen. Rand Paul, who had to have part of his lung removed due to damage when a neighbor attacked him and broke six of his ribs. By coincidence, this incident was recently back in the news after Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted a tweet from off-the-charts-leftist comic Tom Arnold, making light of the assault.
But remember: it’s only Republicans’ rhetoric that is supportive of violence. You might run that by Steve Scalise, too.
Want more news from Mike Huckabee? Read the Evening Edition from August 6
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Our Daily Verse (NIV)
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all."
– Isa 53:6
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