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Today's Commentary --- Impeachment: keeping our heads while others are losing theirs -- Reader comment of the day -- Ainsworth on the case: Anti-Trump hatred now infests detective novels -- Kavanaugh votes no -- The Baltic Experience 2019 -- Adventures in Double Standards, Part II -- Best gift book of Christmas -- Evening Edition - The Scroll -- Daily Verse
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I hear from more people every day who are so sick of the vicious, impeachment-minded news coverage of Trump that they have simply turned off the TV and done whatever they could to get away from it, just for their own mental health.
Honestly, it’s hard to blame anyone for that. And the coverage from mainstream media is only going to get worse as Democrats take control of the House and probably start "trumped-up" impeachment proceedings on Day 1. So repeat as needed: “This is a complete farce.” We are being lied to, and with the 24-hour news cycle, that’s a lot of lying. So trust your instincts and protect your brain cells. If you hear someone say that Trump has broken the law and should be indicted, that alone tells you that the person is either pig-ignorant or deliberately lying to you.
Reader comment of the day
By Mike Huckabee
Governor Mike --- was it just coincidence that the advertisement inserted in the middle of your article about Comey shows two rats? You started my day off with a chuckle for this very appropriate editing.
Thanks for that --- your observation gave all of us a chuckle. If we could set it up that way, all the commentaries about Comey, Mueller (the other rat?) and the variety of bogus get-Trump efforts would be illustrated with vermin, digestive problems, migraines, parasites and toenail fungus.
Ainsworth on the case: Anti-Trump hatred now infests detective novels
By Laura Ainsworth, Staff writer
We expect vicious anti-Trump bias on CNN and MSNBC and other so-called news outlets. We can choose to tune in or not (I choose not; the bile and misinformation there is too pervasive). What gets to me is the anti-Trump infection that is now unavoidable because it has spread throughout our culture, rotting late-night TV (and comedy overall), daytime TV (exhibit A: “The View”), on-campus dialogue, editorial pages, fashion magazines, entertainment publishing, the film industry, most of the music industry, and just about everything else. Some sort of slam at Trump is now essentially obligatory. I now include...(drum roll, please)...detective novels. And articles about detective novels.
Now, I love detective novels and am a particular fan of ‘40s-and-’50s-era film noir, but I admit I haven’t read THE FERAL DETECTIVE, the eleventh novel by Jonathan Lethem. Dallas Morning News culture critic Chris Vognar tells me all I need to know about this book, though, in his December 9 article about Lethem and his approach to the story that uses extensive quotes from the author. It has inspired me to slip into my own role as “culture critic” and reiterate how sick I am of seeing Trump-hatred turning up EVERYWHERE.
Kavanaugh votes no
By Mike Huckabee
Wonder if the liberals who were ready to do or say anything – and I do mean, “anything” – to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court feel any chagrin at all that one of his first important decisions was to vote not to hear a case that might have allowed states to withhold Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood? Oh, who am I kidding? Of course, they don't!
It takes the "no" votes of four Justices to reject a case, and Kavanaugh sided with the two liberals and Chief Justice John Roberts (who seemingly doesn’t believe there are liberal judges) in turning down an appeal from Kansas and Louisiana to settle conflicting lower court rulings over whether Planned Parenthood could continue to demand taxpayer-provided Medicaid funds from states even when so much of their business is abortions and undercover videos allegedly exposed illegal selling of body parts of aborted babies.
In a dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas criticized the Justices who rejected the appeal, implying that their technical legal grounds were cover for a political decision to duck the question simply because it’s related to abortion, when it’s the SCOTUS’ duty to clarify the law. The good news is that there are other such cases still making their toward the SCOTUS, so this issue will come up again. Let's hope the SCOTUS finds its backbone, or has a transplant courtesy of another new Trump-appointed Justice, by then.
In the meantime, Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Win provided an excellent example of the kind of disingenuous, self-righteous defense we’ve come to expect, declaring, “We won’t stop fighting for every patient who relies on Planned Parenthood for life-saving, life-changing care.” That might be noble if patients actually faced a Hobson's choice of relying on PP for such care or getting nothing. PP's own annual reports reveal how few such services they actually provide and how they are shrinking over time while the abortion business is booming. Taking Medicaid money away from PP wouldn’t mean cutting off health care for the poor; it would simply mean giving it to medical providers that actually do perform “life-saving, life-changing care” instead of clinics that are primarily focused on life-ending care.
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,
Adventures in Double Standards, Part II:
By Mike Huckabee
1. James Comey repeatedly claims he can’t recall anything about one of the most important decisions of his tenure as FBI Director.
Democrats: “Quit badgering the witness! He’s a fine, honest public servant being attacked for political reasons!”
2. The President’s son and son-in-law tell Congress they don’t remember some details of a brief meeting during the heat of the campaign.
Democrats: “Perjury! Felony!! Prosecute!!! PRISON!!!!”
Must be nice to have two sets of moral standards, so you’ve got one handy for every occasion.
Best gift book of Christmas
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s a scary sign for the health of the publishing industry, and for literacy in general: Barnes and Noble released its annual list of the 20 best holiday gift ideas. It includes mittens, a Buddha board, Mickey Mouse speakers, several kinds of socks…and only one book.
Even worse, it suggests that the people at Barnes & Noble don’t even know what the best gift book of Christmas 2018 really is:
Evening Edition - December 10
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
The Scroll is a new section of our website, constantly updated, with news we think is worthy of reading.
"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."
- Romans 12:9
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