February 7, 2019


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Today's Commentary ---  A "dumpster fire" in Virginia  -- Ainsworth: MISS MANNERLY's column after SOTU Address -- Short memories lead to rain tax -- No objection to a "smart wall" --- One of the "worst bosses" -- CNN backlash -- Together again -- Ms. Rao  -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is still hanging on to his job by his fingernails (not because he endorses killing babies, but because of a blackface and KKK costume photo in his 1984 college yearbook. That’s today’s Democratic Party in a nutshell, emphasis on “n-u-t-s.”) Even the Washington Post has now joined the chorus demanding his resignation.

Meanwhile, the plight of next-in-line Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax just got worse. He strongly denied a report that he sexually assaulted an unnamed woman at the 2004 Democratic Convention. But we now know his accuser is Dr. Vanessa C. Tyson, a professor at Scripps College in California. Furious at what she calls his “falsehoods and aspersions of my character,” she hired Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys and issued a detailed statement describing the alleged assault, which she also reportedly described to a friend at the time. She adds that she is a “proud Democrat” and has no political ulterior motives. Her story is at the link; warning, it is graphic and disturbing.

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Ainsworth:  MISS MANNERLY's column after SOTU Address

By Mike Huckabee

Dear Miss. Mannerly:

I had to sit in a highly public spot during one of the most uncomfortable and painful experiences I have ever had to endure in my long –- very, very long –- career. It was the occasion of an important speech, and I had to sit in full view right behind the speaker, whom I detest. (I’m sure the feeling is mutual.) This was an hour-and-a-half of sheer torture. Not only were all eyes in the room focused in my direction, but there were numerous cameras there, including live video, to capture my every expression for posterity. I knew I was completely visible at all times and was expected to maintain a respectful demeanor on this official occasion, but I just couldn’t control my facial movements, even though it’s often difficult for me to move parts of it at all. I did applaud when it was absolutely necessary, but took the opportunity to make a statement and register my contempt by making most of my clapping as unenthusiastic as possible. On an irresistible impulse, I even clapped “at” him when he turned to me, just to inject a little condescension. I don’t see what’s wrong with doing this, as I am already known as an enemy of this person and all he stands for.



Short memories lead to rain tax

By Mike Huckabee 

Some voters must have short memories.  That’s the only way to explain the endless cycle of politics:

After liberals make a place unbearable, they vote in a Republican to fix it.  Once things are cleaned up and running well again, people “get tired of winning,” or forget that good governance takes hard work, competence and leadership, and they vote liberals back into power (Obama, Bill DeBlasio, Andrew Cuomo) – and then they get reminded the hard way that good governments and sound economies don't happen by accident. When they’re suddenly up to their eyeballs in homeless people, released criminals, discarded drug needles, unplowed snow, uncollected trash, high taxes, empty buildings where businesses and jobs used to be (and most recently, celebrations of infanticide), they turn to Republicans to fix it.  

So maybe New Jersey voters, who now have a Democratic Governor and super majorities of Democrats in their legislature, will elect Republicans again next time, now that their already hefty tax burden is about to include a new “rain tax.”  That’s right: when rain falls on your property in New Jersey, Democrats plan to start taxing it. Proving that just as the Lord "sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust,” (Matthew 5:45), so do Democrats shower taxes down on everyone and everything.  Let’s hope this expensive cold shower brings voters to their senses.


No objection to a "smart wall"

By Mike Huckabee

After President Trump’s slamdunk SOTU, some Congressional Democrats might be seeing the handwriting on the border wall.  I mean, some cracks are appearing in their wall of “resistance.” 

House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina said Wednesday that his party has nothing against a border wall, as long as it’s not some “medieval” old “wall” wall, but a "smart wall -- one that would use drones... x-ray equipment and scanners." 

I have no objection to adding those bells and whistles to an actual wall, and using them in places where a real wall can’t be constructed.  However, if you’re going to build a true “smart wall,” that would require it to be connected to the Internet.  That could work: every time someone tries to illegally climb over it, it would recognize their faces and send their identities to Facebook and Google, which would sell their personal data to telemarketers.  If that doesn’t discourage them from coming to America, what will?


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One of the "worst bosses"

By Mike Huckabee

We all know that Democrats don’t consider the Presidency (the most important and difficult executive job in the world) to require any prior executive experience.  Giving a thrilling speech, being in the right identity group, or mouthing the latest “progressive” platitudes is all they believe the job requires, apparently.

But when you are only one of 100 Senators; with no solo government, business or military executive experience; and a new study ranks you as possibly one of the “worst bosses” in the Senate with one of the highest turnover rates of office staffers – then maybe you should consider that the Oval Office is not your obvious next step up on the career ladder.



CNN backlash

By Mike Huckabee

Liberals are attacking CNN for giving an hour of air time to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, whose potential third party presidential bid they fear will draw votes away from whichever liberal survives their 2020 Hunger Games...sorry, "primaries." I guess they assume that CNN’s job isn’t to inform the public of all aspects of what’s in the news but only to cover things that will help Democrats defeat Trump.

Gee, I wonder where they got that idea!


Together again

By Mike Huckabee

If you thought it would take a miracle to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi into the same room with President Trump again after Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, you’re sort of right: the two were together again Thursday morning, along with other VIPs from both sides of the aisle, at the National Prayer Breakfast.  Here are some details on the event and what the speakers talked about:


Ms. Rao

By Mike Huckabee

You might not have heard much about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for President Trump’s latest nominee to the important DC Court of Appeals, Neomi Rao. That’s understandable, with the State of the Union Address monopolizing the news.  And it’s not as high profile as the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation circus.  But it is worth your attention, and not just because the Democrats on the Committee are embarrassing themselves by acting like partisan hatchet men.   

As this article makes clear, Ms Rao is highly qualified for the job, with a resume that includes a Yale degree, University of Chicago Law School and clerking for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  She’s also a woman and would be the first Indian-American judge ever on that court. You’d think that at least would make the Democrats show her some respect, but no such luck.  Once again, what should be a proceeding of utmost gravity presided over by mature adults has all the decorum of a Three Stooges pie fight with the Democrats trying to pelt the nominee with banana cream.

At that link is an example of the kind of “When did you stop beating your wife?” questioning that Rao is being forced to endure, and from Sen. Kamala Harris, an alleged champion of women.  But the “Stooge Trophy” has to go to Sen. Cory Booker for demanding to know why Rao never hired any LGBTQ law clerks.  She replied that she’s never been a judge before, so she’s never hired any law clerks.  Booker should change his nickname from “Spartacus” to “Shemp” after that public face-plant.

It’s perfectly fine to question Ms Rao and press her strongly on her answers.  But this type of embarrassing partisan spectacle not only insults and demeans the nominees, it erodes the public’s respect for the entire process of vetting judges, and it discourages good people from even wanting to put themselves up for consideration for public service if they know they're going to have their reputations covered in mud. 

It’s also not doing the Democrats any favors, either with their public image or their purported philosophical beliefs.  Writing in the Washington Post, Megan McArdle argues that with their juvenile tactic of digging up old columns Rao wrote years ago and attacking her for comments that no longer represent her current beliefs, they are signaling to everyone watching that going along with “progressive” change is a dangerous proposition. 

McArdle says these Senators are showing that as soon as social changes occur, the people who pushed for them will try to punish anyone who disagreed with them (Don’t believe it? Remember when same-sex marriage proponents argued that it would never affect Christians who opposed it; then the minute the SCOTUS gave them what they wanted, they began trying to prosecute or sue every Christian business owner into bankruptcy for daring to refuse to participate.)  This tactic sends a message to the majority to resist all efforts at “progressive” social change, which sets back the liberals’ own causes.  

But that type of argument requires some multi-dimensional thought.  So much easier to point fingers and call names.  There’s more, but since the original article is behind WaPo’s payroll, here’s an excerpt that gives you the gist.


Evening Edition - February 6

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse (KJV)

"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ."

– Galatians 3:26-27

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  • Stephen Russell

    02/07/2019 06:44 PM

    Green Deal: Is a Bust for CA due to Taxes, Regulations & No Incentives.
    Seen NO Commercial EV Chargers in my area, Many Home chargers for EVs,
    No incentives for Green Tech IE EVs, Hyperloop etc Seen.
    Its a scam, joke unless DemsUnite on Ideas for Green Tech.
    Same for your state.
    No plans for nationwide EV chargers & U cant Rent Teslas via Hertz etc Yet.
    No incentives for ET3 Hyperloop etc ( NO Not ex Gov Browns HSRR).
    Seen,read nothing in CA media for Green Rev.
    CA is Anti Business, see firms fleeCA since election

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    02/07/2019 12:05 PM

    My brother-in-law's niece used to work for Senator Klobuchar. The Senator might be up for a guest slot on " horrible bosses " some day ;-}

  • Stephen Russell

    02/07/2019 11:50 AM

    NJ Rain Tax: makes sense for back East, how to enforce, control??
    What CA needs in rainfall collection from storms & shift raging waters into tank farms to house water for summer season
    IF super cold in NE, expect super hot for summer??
    Esp for CA.
    Need more water for living & for fires alone statewide.
    A-Z to collect rainwater.