I’ve been traveling for the last couple of days (at this writing, I’m in Taiwan, where the locals are giving me some great insights about the China-Hong Kong situation), so let’s catch up on a few stories that happened while I was on planes or stuck in airports with only CNN and no reliable news sources.
Speaking of CNN, last Thursday, they held another puffball townhall for Democratic Presidential candidates, this time to help them all suck up to the LGBTQ++etc.-ad infinitum lobby. If this keeps up, I might have to change my opinion of CNN. By giving the Dems so much “Give ‘em enough rope” free air time in which to show their true colors, they might be inadvertently doing more to help Donald Trump than a whole year of Sean Hannity shows.
Answers to reader replies on impeachment commentary (peripheral issues)
Governor, your comments with respect to Schiff’s fiasco are right on. Unfortunately, you may wish to walk back your comments regarding the French in WW II. The French soldiers fought valiantly to defend their country. They were poorly led by general staff that had a defensive, overly cautious mentality, reflecting the loss of an entire generation of young soldiers in WW I. I am sure you did not intend to impugn the courage of French soldiers, but a clarification on this point will be well received, should you so decide.
Thanks again for being the voice of reason at a time when we are pilgrims in an unholy land.
From the Gov:
Thanks, Michael, for your words of appreciation, and I am happy to clarify. You’re right: I certainly was not implying that the French soldiers were not ready and able to defend France from the Nazi invasion. In fact, I referred to “France” as a nation, not “the French.” They would certainly have given their lives if necessary. But their duty was to follow orders.
Even after suffering the unimaginable horror of The War To End All Wars (if only) just a couple of decades earlier –- talk about an unholy land –- the French citizenry were incredibly valiant in their underground resistance to the Nazis. Many families risked their lives, for example, to provide hiding places for Jews, knowing that if discovered they would have been shot to death on the spot. It’s hard to imagine circumstances as desperate as these, and certainly no one is impugning the courage of the French people. The point of the analogy was simply that in war, whenever ruthless aggression is met with reluctance, aggression rolls right over it.
From Ed (excerpted):
I have to say this — When “WE” — the ones who were living in the ‘60’s , we who were very much aware of what was going on, not under the influence of hallucinogens as you callously suggest for everyone who wore this as a statement towards the war (never declared by the way) — [said] “What if they had a war and no one came,” [it] was directed at ALL SIDES of ANY conflict, not just America’s involvement in Vietnam! You state the obvious when you say what “if” no one opposed the Germans in WWII — France, and indeed the world would be a very different place now—but you completely miss the mark on the statement: that it applied to EVERYONE—EVERYBODY— PEOPLE— soldiers—everyone saying “NO”— hell no— have your war but without me!! It applied to all sides of all wars— not just the American soldier but also the one on the opposite side.
Leaders should lead, people should be able to live in peace and their leaders should ALL learn that their citizens need to be treated with kindness and fairness and stop suppressing them and stop aggression towards their neighbors across their borders — RESPECT—not political correctness but respect and common sense and logic and morality are needed now more than ever. Three solid years of disrespect towards our current President is tearing our nation apart and it’s all completely based on lies and agendas and revenge that “they”— Democrats— have decided as their path to try to retake the White House. They have taken leave of their minds, embracing this stuff! I know one person who is trying to [support the Constitution and work FOR Americans] every single day—President Donald Trump. God Bless America—-PLEASE!!
From the Gov:
Thanks for your heartfelt letter, Ed. You’re right in the way you characterize the current political climate –- people infected with Trump-hate have completely lost their minds, and the President stands up to this madness every day. (Not participating in the current “impeachment” sham is one way of doing that.) Unless I misunderstand, though --- and that is certainly possible --- you’re saying that the idea that everyone would refrain from war is indeed a possibility in the real world, as in the song “Imagine”: “Imagine all the people...living life in peace.” Yes, all leaders SHOULD learn to treat people with kindness, fairness, respect and morality, and it’s nice to think about, but this will never happen. (As you imply, we’re having enough trouble getting people in our own country to behave that way, let alone sociopathic leaders such as Kim Jong-Un.)
I wasn’t suggesting that “everyone” who believes in that dream has ingested more LSD than Timothy Leary, or even any at all, but it is a dream nonetheless. That doesn’t mean there weren’t valid reasons, held by many clear-eyed, non-drug-taking Americans, for opposing sending American troops to Vietnam. My analogy was simply to make the point that whoever DOES decide to give a war –- as opposed to a kangaroo-court “impeachment” –- if nobody comes, they win.
Sanctuary City News
By Mike Huckabee
I see that during the few days I’ve been out of the US, nobody back home has yet come to their senses about the insane policy of “sanctuary cities.” Here are two more examples of the pointlessly gruesome results:
In Oklahoma, the sheriff’s department of a “sanctuary county” arrested an illegal immigrant on suspicion of rape. He made bond, and ICE requested that he be turned over to deportation authorities. The sheriff refused to cooperate with ICE and released him instead, and within a few hours, he was back at the home of his alleged victim. Fortunately, another agency caught up to him and arrested him instead, and he’s now in custody awaiting deportation. Click the link for more details and the sheriff’s various reasons (some might say, “feeble excuses”) for why ICE is the one in the wrong here.
And from the state of Washington, meet the illegal immigrant who came into the US as an “unaccompanied minor,” which in his case was a PC way of saying, “MS-13 gang member.” After local authorities arrested and released him multiple times instead of complying with requests to turn him over to ICE, he’s now charged with the incredibly brutal murder by baseball bat of a 16-year-old high school student.
How much longer will this go on before the residents of "sanctuary cities" rebel and take sanctuary from these insane policies by ousting their leftist leaders?
Dem Presidential Race Turns Vicious
By Mike Huckabee
Bernie Sanders branded Elizabeth Warren with the worst term one of today’s Democrats can call another. I don’t know if I should even mention it where children might see it. But if I call it “the C-word,” you might think it’s something else, so here goes (you might want to cover the eyes and ears of any nearby children.)
Bernie called Warren a…”capitalist!”
##Appellation##, I wanted to make sure you also read this commentary:
People keep asking me if I know anything about the sudden departure of Shepard Smith from Fox News. Sorry, it happened while I was on my way out of the country on a plane (one that didn’t have an environmental protester superglued to it, fortunately), so it came as news to me, too. All I can say is that it’s not the biggest surprise I’ve had this year (or even that day.)
At the link is more about it, with a selection of reactions, including President Trump’s:
Here’s some weekend news that must really terrify Democrats, judging by the lack of coverage by much of the mainstream media. The day after President Trump’s rally in Louisiana (roundly condemned and mocked by the political and media elites, as usual), voters went to the polls. Trump achieved his goal of turning out enough voters in the “jungle primary” to hold Democratic incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards to below 50% against two Republican challengers. That means in November, he’ll have to be in a run-off election against the stronger finisher of the two, Eddie Rispone.
But that’s just the top of the ticket. In House and Senate races, the results were described as a “massive rout,” with Republicans beating Democrats and more conservative Republicans beating less conservative Republicans. At this writing, it looks as if the GOP will have a solidly conservative supermajority in both houses.
Granted, Louisiana is a red state, but Democrats spent a lot of money on the Governor’s race alone, and they had the advantage of incumbency. This could be an ominous sign for them, not only of the support for Trump that they refuse to believe exists but also of just how badly the howler monkey-style lunacy of Democrats at the national level is dragging down Democrats at the state and local level.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfill all thy counsel."
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