Evening Edition - September 16

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September 16, 2019

Appropriately, just as Americans were finishing up observances of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Trump confirmed that Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza bin Laden, “was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.” 

Hamza bin Laden was considered “heir to the throne” of terrorist leadership.  Trump’s statement reads, “The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father but undermines important operational activities of the group. Hamza bin Laden was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.”

https://www.foxnews.com/world/bin-ladens-son-hamza-was-killed-in-counterterrorism-operation-president-trump-confirms

Rumors of his death had been circulating since July, but it’s not known if he was killed more recently, if it took this long to confirm it, or if Trump was waiting to insure the safety of local sources who might have helped locate him. Whenever his death happened, the good news is that it did, and congratulations to all US forces and planners who had a hand in it.  It sends a message that those who strike at America and at innocent civilians through the abomination of terrorism will never be safe no matter where they hide. 

On that subject, last week, the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden finally revealed his version of what happened.  Warning: this story contains exactly the type of rough language you might expect from a Navy SEAL describing how he shot Osama bin Laden. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/seal-shot-bin-laden-osama-died-scared-sless-hiding-behind-wife/

 

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Saturday, a drone strike on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia caused huge fires that interrupted “about 5.7 million barrels of crude oil production -- over 5 percent of the world’s daily supply.” Oil prices were expected to spike today because of the strike, “credit” for which has been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen backed by Iran, although the US government suspects Iran directly.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-linked-drone-saudi-oil-attack-damage-satellite-images

Either way, some important lessons can be drawn from it.  First, it helps to cement the growing trend in recent years of Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia realizing that Israel and the US are their allies and their big worry is Iran.  It also shows that Iran is not a nation that can be trusted to abide by words on an agreement.  Finally, it shows the absolute braindead idiocy of all the Democrats running for President who are vowing on day one to shut down fracking and other fossil fuel production in the US. Imagine the impact of this disruption if there were no American fuel to bridge the gap.

For the first time in decades, the US is an exporter of fossil fuels.  To be a truly free and independent nation, any country needs to be able to fuel itself just as much as it needs to be able to feed itself.  If the Democrats had their way, the US fossil fuel boom would be shut down, Russia would be vastly enriched and empowered through its oil industry, and America would once again be dependent on OPEC oil, which we now see can be disrupted by one drone strike from some shadowy rebels.  If you really want to bet the future of your country on America-hating radicals suddenly deciding to behave like civilized people after they’ve seen how successful a drone strike on a Saudi oil facility can be, then by all means, elect one of those clowns President. 

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Say what you like about today’s liberals, but you can never accuse them of being good losers.  And for once, I’m not talking about the 2016 election.

Next month will mark a full year since Brett Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court, and the leftwing media are still trying to bring back unsubstantiated charges of sexual impropriety from his high school and college days over 30 years ago in an attempt to get him impeached.  But judging from the way the New York Times chose to launch its latest assault, I’d say it’s the Times writers who need a lesson in proper behavior toward women (warning: the language and description in the Times’ tweet are for adult eyes only):

https://www.westernjournal.com/nyt-kavanaugh/

I don’t know how you can think that could ever be described as “harmless fun” under any circumstances.  Maybe they meant it sarcastically. Or maybe they meant that back in their own “Animal House” college days, they saw it that way, just as they did later on in the ‘90s, when they lectured us moralistic old fuddy-duddies that what Bill Clinton did after hours was his private life and had nothing to do with whether he should be President, man.  Now that they see an opportunity to impeach a conservative Supreme Court Justice over an unsubstantiated allegation of doing the same sort of things they did and defended, they’re more than willing to retroactively impose the strict moral code they’ve spent decades shredding. But only on their political opponents. 

This is beyond yesterday’s news, this is an attempt to reanimate three-decade old rumors that were already shot down over a year ago, and just in time for Halloween. If you’re interested in the real story of how this man and his family were put through an unconscionable character assassination by zealots who feared he might vote in favor of limiting abortion, Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino already wrote the definitive book on the subject, “Justice on Trial.”  They’ve already examined the new Kavanaugh book written by what Hemingway calls “shockingly biased New York Times reporters,” and she says, “I’m actually kind of enjoying how bad it is,” with its anonymous sources telling stories that contradict each other.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mollie-hemingway-and-carrie-severino-rip-latest-kavanaugh-accusations

The Times was forced to apologize both for the offensive language of its tweet and for not mentioning that the alleged victim of the assault charge has said she doesn’t recall it happening.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nyt-kavanaugh-bombshell-goes-bust-after-2020-dems-use-it-to-call-for-impeachment

In fact, the New York Times’ book on Kavanaugh is so bad that it didn’t even get a good review in the New York Times!  

https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-york-times-book-review-dismissive-of-new-kavanaugh-book-and-allegations/

If you really want to dig deep into this sordid, messy second stab at character assassination, John McCormack at National Review will walk you through it (but watch where you step.)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/the-new-york-times-anti-kavanaugh-bombshell-is-actually-a-dud/

Finally, it should be noted that these offensive, badly-sourced, misleading, one might say defamatory statements by the New York Times that they had to retract and apologize for were enough justification for both Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris to immediately call for Kavanaugh to be impeached.  Not exactly a testament to them having the kind of temperament, wisdom and judgement you want to see in the Oval Office. That job requires taking an oath to defend the Constitution, which, FYI, includes due process rights.   

 

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  • Michael Garrett

    09/19/2019 06:21 PM

    Do any liberal Democrats still have any credibility left with anyone but the liberal mainstream media? How many more lies and deceptions do they have to feed us before we all decide to tune them out and put a "mute" button on them, which I always do whenever one of them appears on Fox News.
    Mike Garrett

  • rodney burke

    09/18/2019 02:09 PM

    might be a little stretch, but the advocating of the fule industry as proposed, is sedition at the very least and an atempt to destroy the present government and economy. That could be treated as treason. the blatant advocacy to destroy or negate, at the very least the amendments to the constitution is a serious crime and should be taken seriously. Beto wants my guns, Bernie wants to destroy my health care.. Pokyhontas wants to take my "grandkids" and educate them without their parents consent. What ELSE do they want to take away from the American people. Oh the right to assembly and petition the government. I'm sure elections are on the agenda. Nope, that will NOT fly!

  • Michaela

    09/18/2019 01:07 PM

    PLEASE explain why this information is not being presented to the public! Will you please help get the word out?? Makes these hyper-liberals look and sound so foolish!! THANK YOU!

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-30-nasa-admits-climate-change-not-caused-by-suvs-fossil-fuels.html

  • Harold Messenger

    09/18/2019 01:50 AM

    I hope and pray that the pendulum swings hard right for the sake of my grandchildren

  • Vernon Thompson

    09/17/2019 05:15 PM

    If I meet you in D.C., can you take me to the place where they remove your moral compass and give me a complete tour so I can understand what is going on?

  • Helen Sustachek

    09/17/2019 01:01 PM

    I wish there was a way we could all let Justice K. we are praying for him. I wish he could sue the NYT and put them out of business. News people who aren't Journalists but just hate spreaders need to go down and be defeated. We are so tired of the misuse of Freedom of Speech.

  • Larry Keene

    09/17/2019 12:11 PM

    Liberals proclaim to be the party of the people. They want to abolish portions of the constitution, they want to open our borders, give everything to everyone for free and tax business and the wealthy 75%. Every country they use as examples have closed borders or guarded immigration and depends primarily on U.S. currency to survive. Why are there no American Flags at the presidential debates, It's offensive to their voters. They have wasted time, tax dollars and trashed peoples rights trying to destroy Trump and anyone associated to him.Where are the weak RNC hiding?? I guess they are as clueless as the Dems when it comes down to why Trump won the election in the first place. As long as no Republican or Conservative have what it takes to stand up to left this country is going to fall and Russia and China will be there to take over. No matter how disgusting,immoral or abusive they are,not a single person in government stands up and says this is enough. All evidence in the Trump FBI investigation points to the Clintons, Obama, the DOJ, the IRS and the FBI. They call for civil disobedience and are not arrested. Where does it end or is it already to or is it already to far gone? Pray endlessly

  • Russ Thorson

    09/17/2019 11:17 AM

    Governor Huckabee,

    You are cordially invited to visit Giants on the Earth - The Great America Project at www.freedombowl.us - The United States Freedom Bowl at All America Park.

    Little Rock, Arkansas, centrally located, would be ideal for a national stadium complex.

    While not a church, we believe His Church will utilize [email protected]/freedom's cathedral at strategic events for building up His Body and propagating His Gospel.

    Thank you for your faithful and courageous service to the American people.

    Yours because His - Russ

    Riverside, CA

  • Nancy Klus

    09/17/2019 11:03 AM

    I was outraged at the Kavanaugh hearings and I am more outrage - if that is possible now. What this man and his family has had to endure is beyond anything I could bear. The only consolation I have is that one day the Lord Himself will ask them about this. I believe in my heart that these democrats who are pursuing this really don't believe it. It's too crazy. I never believe that Ford woman - who cried with her vioce but not a tear came out of her eyes. What liars! Only God can help them see the error of their ways. I pray for all the Kavanaugh's that God will guide them and give them the courage to endure this.

  • Janet C. Harris

    09/17/2019 11:00 AM

    I cannot thank you enough for the daily emails...telling us "like it really is".

    Your thoughts are respected and I know your schedule must be full to overflowing. Thank you for taking the time to make a positive difference. You are salt and light in a world of darkness. Jesus uses you beautifully.

    I am most grateful!

    -Janet-

  • Carl Smith

    09/17/2019 10:58 AM

    I'm beginning to wonder WHO the biggest morons are; The D's or the media promoting the hate for a sitting president. Even thought I follow the news well beyond the average Americans 15 second attention span, Even I'm getting bored with the constant Hate being Generated by the media.

  • Jerry

    09/17/2019 10:00 AM

    More garbage time for the corrupt NYT I ranted about this Propaganda company before other than anti Americans who or what uses this media. During America's war our enemies would broadcast over the radio to demonize our country, tried to get the military to give up and quit fighting for American values the NYT is using the same tactics as our Enemies used to try and defeat America. A message to the NYT it didn't work then and NYT it will not work now. Heads up people are seeing thru you even your friends on the Left know you are failing. I see ya and millions like me look at you as America's enemy along with most of the media. We know your a fraud and most of our enemies know your a fraud but they like you cause your trying to ruin America. The sad news about the NYT is that you will out live me; at least I know what evil looks like!!! And I get to say so..

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    09/17/2019 09:14 AM

    My question is: Why do we still pay Hound Dog that hefty yearly paycheck when he was IMPEACHED? He shouldn't get a dime due to his LYING, WHOREMONGERING, etc, while IN OFFICE.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/17/2019 08:30 AM

    Saudi oil strike:
    o Will Saudis alone strike back?"?
    o will US supply Intel & Recon??
    o Will we have to fight for Saudis: 1991 Gulf War rerun??
    Its their OIL NOT Ours
    Let them fight it out NOT US

  • George Curl

    09/17/2019 06:14 AM

    Just when I thought it couldn't get worse department: Arkansas High School is under fire because the cheerleaders made a spirit sign that Snowflakes are taking as a political statement. I guess they need to slame free speech in Pep Rallies, lest students think they can say things that disagree with leftest values

  • Rose Howell

    09/17/2019 03:56 AM

    Hi Mike,
    Wondering if you still suspect that Michele will be "talked into" running in 2020. I certainly think that none of the current crowd will be the candidate. None could possibly win.
    Rose Howell

  • Marcy Peterson

    09/17/2019 01:49 AM

    Dear Mike, I appreciate you and Sarah so much! When is the left going to be held accountable for all of these false accusations and lies? This is a serious time. Our Constitution has been under attack! The people's hard fought for choice of President has been under relentless evil attack! Should there not be a penalty of perjury, conspiracy or even espionage? Seriously. I am so sickened with lies and divisiveness. It is time for accountability and truth. God bless you and God bless America.

  • Louise Williams

    09/17/2019 01:47 AM

    I feel sorry for judge Kavanagh. I am not saying that he is guilty, just saying that high school and college kids sometimes do dumb things and they should not be held responsible 30 years later. Didn't the woman say she does not remember but someone else is pushing this accusation? My personal opinion: Democrats are evil troublemakers. Best wishes to you and thank you - I appreciate what you do.

  • April Allison-Garlow

    09/17/2019 01:14 AM

    The Democrats have made impeachment as damaging as they've made calling someone racist or a homophobe---everyone does an eye roll--the here we go again, same stuff different day, turn off the sound when you see their face reaction. Scary that these people were elected to make major decisions that affect the future of our country, and they are still stomping their feet and throwing a tantrum because they lost 3 years ago. It's embarrassing for our country.

  • WILEY S DRAKE

    09/16/2019 11:54 PM

    to God be the Glory
    Wiley Drake <[email protected]>
    8:14 AM (2 hours ago)

    to Summer

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  • Floyd Kimmel

    09/16/2019 11:21 PM

    The Democrats are like toddlers who learn a new word the toddler goes around saying and repeating it over and over to anyone who will listen, That's exactly how the Democrat's are with the word impeachment. It's time for them to learn a new word like immigration reform, real healthcare, economy, capitalism.