October 4, 2017


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Today's Commentary:  CBS Vice President fired -- Sick response to Vegas -- A lifelong battle -- Gender fluidity -- Complete security -- News Bits 

At least one of them got a sharp wake-up call: CBS vice president and top senior legal counsel Hayley Geftman-Gold posted on Facebook that she was “actually not even sympathetic (because) country music fans often are (R)epublican gun toters.” She soon deleted that, but not before the Daily Caller captured and reported it. Apparently, she viewed a crowd of country music fans surrounded by chain link fencing as a literal “basket of deplorables” whose lives mean nothing if their political views disagree with hers. She will have a lot of time to think about that, since she was just fired by CBS.

It is ironic that she seems to think Donald Trump is so evil that his voters don’t even deserve to live. Let’s hope that during this period of forced unemployment, she thinks about these words and how this should have been every American’s first reaction, including hers:

“Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one, a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you…In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one, and it always has. May God bless the souls of the lives that are lost, may God give us the grace of healing and may God provide the grieving families with strength to carry on.”

That was President Trump’s reaction to the news from Las Vegas. And the left still can’t figure out why Americans rejected them?


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Sick response to Vegas

By Mike Huckabee

I freely admit to being a conservative, and I enjoy debating my views with those who differ. But I hope I never become such a partisan that I allow that “us-vs-them” mentality to obliterate my humanity and sense of decency. Sadly, too many people let their political beliefs take over their souls and blind them to larger, more important things. Like those whose first reaction to the horrific shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival was to hope that the victims were Trump voters. Yes, believe it or not, some people not only had that sick response but felt the need to broadcast it to the world via social media instead of keeping it between them and their psychiatrists or clergy.



A lifelong battle

By Mike Huckabee

An atheist attorney is renewing his failed 40-year lifelong battle to get “In God We Trust” removed from US currency. When he inevitably ends up standing before the Lord for judgement and is asked how he used the precious life he was given, I’d really love to hear how he explains the past 40 years.


Gender fluidity

By Mike Huckabee

According to a new research study from Germany, boys in church choirs begin competing for attention when there are teenage girls in the audience. I think it’s a sign of how far down the rabbit hole on “gender fluidity” we’ve gone when that actually requires a research study, and it’s treated as “news.”



Complete security

By Mike Huckabee

Aaron Cohen is a former member of Israel’s Special Ops terror unit. He told Fox News that Israeli authorities understand that you can’t guarantee complete security, so they institute layers of security so if one fails, the next might not. In the case of the Las Vegas shooting, he said there were bag checks to keep guns out of the event, but the surrounding hotels didn’t check guests’ bags for guns – understandable, since this has never happened before. But in the future, for events with a large crowd near a hotel or other tall building, maybe they should scan guests’ baggage or have undercover officers inside those buildings. Those are “common sense” measures that might actually work. So why aren’t we talking about doing that?


News Bits

Gun control in the wake of the Vegas shooting. My thoughts.



Donald Trump Jr. goes hunting for privacy.  Can you blame him?



My thoughts on Chip and Joanna Gaines' announcement.



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  • Sandra Sigler

    10/04/2017 03:04 PM

    I don't think banning guns in Las Vegas hotels is the answer. In fact, I think that would be fairly impossible for a city with so many conventions and shows that center around guns, knives, swords, weapon-like props, etc. I cannot imagine they'd ever have another gun and knife show there. A lot of money changes hands in the casinos and gamblers are rightfully concerned about personal security. Then, of course, there's the privacy issue. It has always been my understanding the Israelis do what they do so well because they are very, very efficient and effective at profiling. It's not politically correct to suggest because it can be used the wrong way in corrupt hands, but when done as they do, it seems to work. Removing weaponry from the general and law-abiding population is never, ever any answer to saving that general and law-abiding population from the very small number of aberrants who walk among us.

  • Jeff Nuckolls

    10/04/2017 10:52 AM

    Perhaps those who work in the security sectors of the United States government should take some clues from Israel. Israel came to the reality years ago that there is no silver bullet for terrorism. Terrorists are never going to be defeated. The threat of terrorism is a way of life in Israel. Its becoming a way of life for many around the globe, even here in the United States of America. Once our government officials grasp those truths they have a duty to stop denying them and instead, educate the public to the reality of those truths. Moreover, they have a duty to seek and provide the best available protections that can be afforded the public. While there is no evidence of terrorist connections in the Las Vegas catastrophe security is security whether its employed against terrorists or any actor bent on doing the public harm. It sounds as if Israel is ahead of the game. Consultation with them on security issues and an exchange of ideas toward protection of the public might prove valuable.

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    10/04/2017 10:30 AM

    Dear Gov Huckabee
    I'm not really sure I like the idea of hotels going through bags just because a guest is staying there and an event is planned. Smacks of the TSA and that whole horrible saga. I refuse to fly because of them, and they have not EVER stopped anything from happening on a plane unless you count little old ladies knitting. There are better ways.