March 9, 2018


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Today's Commentary: The NEW YORKER puts its slant on Steele dossier -- Latest Parkland shooting doesn't restore my faith in FBI -- Hard to take anti-gun politicians seriously -- Baltimore Mayor's bias on display -- What if we left it up to Cleaver? -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries


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“When Steele took his suspicions about Trump to the FBI in the summer of 2016, it was keeping with Orbis (Christopher Steele’s company) protocol, rather than a politically driven aberration.”

Really? Well, that’s what it says in a lengthy article in NEW YORKER magazine about the British ex-spy who found himself in the middle of a highly partisan investigation of Russian “meddling” in our election. Never mind that we know Steele was quite politically motivated in his work on the dossier; he really didn’t like Trump and wanted him to lose. (The article does mention he felt wretched” about Brexit, so there’s a hint of his leanings.) We haven’t heard much about Steele before now, but naturally we assumed that as a former spy, he wouldn’t be very forthcoming. That assumption would be correct –- there’s much we still don’t know –- but this piece goes into some detail.


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Latest Parkland shooting revelation doesn't restore my faith in FBI

By Mike Huckabee

At this late date, I keep thinking…hoping…praying…that there will be no more stories lowering the bar even further on the staggering incompetence and indifference of the authorities who failed to prevent the Florida school shooting. But this week, in closed door testimony to Congress, FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich reportedly admitted that the agency did manage to connect the future shooter to the YouTube comment that read, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” But they decided not to pursue it and closed the case. They also had multiple occasions to share information about him with state and local authorities, but didn’t.

I suppose this should restore a little faith in the FBI. It boggled the mind to think that the world’s foremost investigative agency, one that seemingly has access to every last tweet or email, was incapable of figuring out who left that message when he signed his fairly unique name to it and he had a number of disturbing and threatening social media posts also under that same name. So the good news is, they aren’t as hopelessly incompetent as a drunken yak after all. They are able to do their job – they just chose not to. And now 17 innocent people are dead.

No, sorry, that doesn’t restore my faith.


Hard to take anti-gun politicians seriously

By Mike Huckabee

I keep offering this message in the spirit of honest good will: If anti-gun politicians ever hope to accomplish anything, they need to learn something about the subject they’re trying to regulate and stop letting emotion short-circuit their brains. For instance, when the Governor of Connecticut calls the NRA a “terrorist organization,” and the NRA responds by calmly pointing out that their members include thousands of his own law-abiding constituents from all walks of life, then the Governor is either showing painful ignorance or the NRA is the wimpiest terrorist organization ever.

Likewise, the mayor of Hartford tried to promote gun safety by demanding that the NRA be stripped statewide of the right to offer gun safety classes for people seeking carry permits. Apparently, he’s not aware that the NRA is not only the nation’s largest provider of such classes, but its gun safety training programs are considered the best available. He was calling for increasing gun safety by cancelling the most effective, most widely-available gun safety programs.

Voters might take anti-gun politicians more seriously if they’d stop shooting themselves in the foot every time they shoot off their mouths about guns or the NRA.


Baltimore Mayor's bias on display

By Mike Huckabee

Speaking of politicians who let their biases blind them to reason: Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) plans not only to let students skip school to attend a pro-gun control rally in Washington, DC, but to spend about $100,000 in taxpayer money to pay for the buses to transport them. I guess if you’re a taxpayer and don’t agree with the anti-gun rally, too bad.

One other note: earlier this year, Baltimore had to close some schools because their heating systems couldn’t get the temperature above 40 degrees. So there’s money for buses to the gun control rally, but not for upgrading the heating systems?

Oh well, maybe the students will at least be warm on the way to and from the gun control rally, providing the school buses have better heaters than the schools.



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What if we left it up to Cleaver?

By Mike Huckabee

Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver has recently been attacking President Trump for allegedly not doing enough to counter Russian hacking. So perhaps Rep. Cleaver has some expertise on IT security that he’d like to share? Or has someone really good to handle that for him who could give the President some pointers?

Well, no. No, he really, really doesn’t. The guy who was paid over 60,000 taxpayer dollars over the past three years for handling his office servers is the Pakistani-American currently under indictment and part of a widespread scandal involving the IT management of a number of Democratic Congressional computers. But Cleaver claims not to know him. He says his computer security was being handled by another guy who used to work at McDonald’s. Maybe Trump could ask his advice on how to keep Russian dressing out of government computers.


Additional Commentaries

Unhinged Sam Nunberg is "Howard Beale for a day."

FBI kept another Clinton tie secret

RIP David Ogden Stiers

New Gun Laws

Conservative speech under attack

Hate wins

Chicago's example

Broward County, Florida: another swamp that needs draining

Monica Lewinsky, 20 years later

Florida bombshell: Armed deputy cowered outside school during shooting

Memo to Jeff Sessions

Canada revives "death panels"

The scandal runs as deep as in 1972 (UPDATED)

Mueller ups pressure on Manafort and Gates to cut a deal

ICE needs to keep it up, not pull back

My tribute to Billy Graham

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  • John Clark

    03/09/2018 11:05 AM

    Both the governor of Connecticut and the mayor of Baltimore have a problem. They are definitely not thinking rationally. I feel sorry for the people of Connecticut who have a leader who can't (or doesn't want to) see the difference between and NRA and terrorism. And for the people of Baltimore, whose leader considers gun control more important than heat in the schools, what other insane decisions does the mayor make for the city? Perhaps they both could benefit from an appointment with the brain doctor, Ben Carson. He could figure out what is wrong with their brains.