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Today's newsletter includes:
- Supreme Court - Is Biden’s nominee in trouble?
- You’ve got to hand it to Stacey Abrams
- RIP Don Young
- And much more
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3. Supreme Court - Is Biden’s nominee in trouble?
Matt Margolis at PJ Media has a good article on the possibility that President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson might not garner enough support to be confirmed by the Senate.
Unfortunately, that’s for subscribers only. But here are links to earlier stories about the series of disturbing revelations that could derail her nomination. They include her arguments about the judicial system being unfair to sex offenders, including possessors of child pornography…
…Her work representing terrorist detainees at Gitmo…
…And now, her history of praising the creators of Critical Race Theory and “The 1619 Project” have come to light.
Margolis notes the widespread backlash against CRT, and Sen. Joe Manchin voting with Republicans for an amendment to ban it from schools.
If Manchin takes the same dim view of Jackson’s leftwing activism, his vote plus the Republicans could be enough to force the withdrawal of the nomination, the same way that he blocked Biden’s Federal Reserve pick Sarah Bloom Raskin. Of course, that would require all the Republicans to stick together in opposing Jackson, including Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and others who often vote with the Democrats.
Hopefully, even they will understand that America doesn’t need, and most Americans do not want, a SCOTUS Justice who ignores the Constitution in favor of personal politics, particularly not wildly unpopular radicalism like Critical Race Theory.
4. You’ve got to hand it to Stacey Abrams
She’s held one office, a Georgia State House seat, yet has somehow managed to parlay that and a losing gubernatorial bid into media celebrity, a national party leadership role, and now a part on “Star Trek” as the “President of United Earth,” a job I’m sure she thinks is too small for her. She probably thinks she should’ve been the President of the Universe, only God rigged the election.
5.ROCK HALL OF FAME RESPONDS TO DOLLY
By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)
After Dolly Parton graciously and sensibly asked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to remove her from this year’s nominees (because she’s NOT a rock musician and has never made a rock album), the Hall of Fame responded by refusing her request.
They issued a vague statement about various genres melding to create music that influences youth (yes, one of the main such genres is rock, the one they’re supposed to be honoring.) It is true that country was an early influence on rock, particularly rockabilly. That’s why Hank Williams belongs in the Rock Hall of Fame, as an “Influence.” But Dolly’s first album, “Hello, I’m Dolly,” was released in 1967, long after the genre known as rock was firmly established.
I think what they’re really upset about is that for years, the RnR HOF has been under fire for ignoring acts that deserve induction and inducting acts that don’t. Rather than enact reforms or let the decisions be made by people who actually know the music, they’re trying to baffle us with blather. Dolly's common sense shone a spotlight on their foolishness, and they’re trying to deflect it, rather than admit the obvious need for reform.
I could go on, but I’ll instead refer you to one of my favorite vloggers on rock, Harmless Dave of the Real Music Observer YouTube channel.
I like his observation that they’re doing to music what leftists are doing to gender. Instead of calling it the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, maybe they should just put up a bunch of initials representing every musical form and claim they’re the “genre fluid” hall of fame.
6. “Huckabee” Preview
Join me tonight for a great new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! Dr. Todd Rose, author of the book “Collective Illusions,” will tell us how to avoid bad information and false assumptions. Former Fox News journalist Doug McKelway will give us a preview of his Christian-oriented daily news show “Centerpoint,” coming later this month to TBN. Author and Irish chef Judith McLoughlin will help keep the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations rolling with some classic Irish recipes. We’ll also have plenty of laughs from comedian Larry Weaver, and finish off with the inspiring country/gospel sounds of “The Voice” champion, Todd Tilghman.
The fun starts tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
7. RIP Don Young
Our prayers and sympathies to the family of Alaska Rep. Don Young who died Friday night at the Los Angeles airport as he was on his way home. Young was 88 and the longest-serving member of the House, having been in office since winning a special election in 1973.
In this era of Ivy League policy wonks and lawyer legislators, Young was a throwback to an earlier era when House members actually represented the people who elected them. Young had been a tugboat captain and trapper before coming to Congress. He was famous for his non-Beltway demeanor, which included wielding the pubic bone of a walrus during a House debate, holding a knife to John Boehner’s throat, and sticking his own hand into a bear trap during a hearing to prove that they weren’t unduly painful. Now, that’s how you represent Alaska.
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