Evening Edition - October 9

October 9, 2019

I admit, I don’t bother mentioning every nonsensical tweet from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but just to catch you up on a couple of recent doozies:

AOC claimed President Trump’s attacks on Rep. Adam Schiff are “deliberate, atrocious, targeted antisemitism.”  Two questions:  (1.) Does she really think the only reason Trump wouldn’t like Adam Schiff is because he’s Jewish?  (2.) Adam Schiff is Jewish?  That literally never even occurred to me until she said it.

Well, it’s good to know she finally found a form of anti-Semitism she and her “squad” won’t defend.   

https://www.westernjournal.com/aoc-says-trump-using-deliberate-atrocious-targeted-anti-semitism-adam-schiff/

And what would an AOC round-up be without a couple of wacky ideas to remake America into a socialist wonderland?  How about full welfare benefits for all illegal immigrants, who deserve it because they do so much for us?

https://www.westernjournal.com/aocs-latest-proposal-illegal-immigrants-get-welfare-benefits-citizens/

And while we’re at it, let’s do away with prisons entirely, which she compares to Jim Crow, slavery and other Democratic inventions.  She said we need to find a more “just” way of dealing with criminals than putting them behind bars (after all, they do so much for us.)  I’d suggest forcing them to read her Twitter feed, but that would be cruel and unusual punishment. 

https://freebeacon.com/issues/aoc-wants-to-abolish-prisons/

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The UN is facing a $230 million cash shortfall. It could run out of money within weeks and is looking at scaling back conferences, services and official travel. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/united-nations-run-money-within-weeks/

So why the problem? I’m sure the Demmedia (our new abbreviation for the merged political party/media outlets) will try to blame Trump. After all, he did say this at the UN just last month: 

“The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique. It is why we in the United States have embarked on an exciting program of national renewal. In everything we do, we are focused on empowering the dreams and aspirations of our citizens.”

Trump has also talked about cutting the money we give to the UN.  However, the US still contributed $674,206,698 toward the UN’s budget in 2019, nearly $83 million more than the previous year.  So why the shortfall?

Because all those other nations who lambaste Trump for being a nationalist and not caring enough about the world and the UN are not (just as Trump has said) paying their fair share.  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that “member States have paid only 70 percent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019.”

So for all its high-flown talk about global unity, it seems that the one thing the United Nations members are truly united in is the belief that America should pay their bills for them.

 

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Having joined the crusade against AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles that have been dubbed with the nebulous term “assault weapons,” the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods revealed that not only did the chain stop selling those rifles, they did their bit to help keep them off the street by destroying roughly $5 million worth of inventory.

https://www.westernjournal.com/dicks-sporting-goods-ceo-didnt-just-want-guns-off-shelves-ordered-destroyed/

This should definitely make a lot of Americans think long and hard.  I refer, of course, to the stockholders of Dick’s Sporting Goods, who seem to have a CEO who doesn’t understand how market capitalism works.  He’s not only driving customers to competing stores that don’t limit their inventory and insult their customers by suggesting they might be wannabe mass shooters, he also admits to destroying $5 million worth of inventory.  And to what end? Did the makers stop making rifles, or like every other manufacturer on Earth, do they follow the credo expressed by Jay Leno in Doritos commercials: “Go ahead, we’ll make more”?

On a related note, the latest FBI stats show not only that so-called “assault rifles” continue to account for only a tiny fraction of all gun deaths, just as they have for years, but that violent crime is down under President Trump.  The standard Demmedia (that’s Democrats/media, all the same thing so might as well abbreviate it) response is to claim that violent crime has been going down since the 1990s. Which is almost true – except that it did go up in the last two years of Obama, but has since started falling again under Trump, which the media have given him zero credit for.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/violent-crime-drops-trump-gets-no-credit.php

As John Hinderaker at the Powerline blog notes, the only obvious difference was that in the last two years of Obama, we saw the rise of divisive, anti-police rhetoric that’s since been ended at the top.

Of course, there could be one other factor to that drop in violent crime: since Democrats started openly talking about taking away our guns, there’s been a big jump in the number of concealed carry permit holders, up by 1.4 million just since last August.  And as for the “progressive” left that claims it wants to protect women and minorities, and also to make us safer by taking away our guns, guess which two groups are mostly responsible for the big increase in concealed carry permits? 

https://townhall.com/columnists/johnrlottjr/2019/10/04/report-on-permitted-concealed-handguns-n2554188

Guess women and African-Americans decided it was a bad bet to rely on “Beto” O’Rourke to come swooping in like a superhero (“Look! It’s Flailing Arm Man!”) if they were menaced by a violent criminal, mass shooter or criminal illegal alien released back onto the street by some liberal Democrat mayor.

 

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I realize that in the era of 24/7 “resistance,” it’s almost hopeless to expect Congress to actually get anything done.  But if ever there were a bill that everyone should want to support, this is it:

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/senator-proposes-mandatory-labeling-for-products-with-mics-cameras/

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  • Nelda White

    10/12/2019 06:31 PM

    The second amendment was to protect us from an overzealous government as well as self protection from other crooks.

  • Vernon Hinz

    10/11/2019 11:57 AM

    If the Democrats should get back total control and demand everyone give up their weapons. Well I hate to think what could possibly happen,

  • Gary Stilwell

    10/10/2019 07:50 PM

    I would like to see a comprehensive, honest poll of how the folks in our military feel about all of this bs.-----after all, they will be the ones in charge when we are finally driven down the road to martial law.

  • Michael K. Garrett

    10/10/2019 05:32 PM

    For AOC to make any intelligent comments about anything, she would have to do her due diligence and actually research her "fantasy facts." Remember, she was a waitress waiting on tables and depending on tips before her big mouth got her into politics. The Demmedia will continue to give her a soundstage because she fits their anti-Trump narrative, the truth be damned! Unfortunately, her mouth runs at 80 mph while her brain functions at only 5 mph.
    Mike Garrett
    Trinidad, Colo. 81082

  • Cindy Council

    10/10/2019 05:31 PM

    Great read !! Keep them coming, Mr. Huckabee !! And by the way, I really like “Demmedia” - Takes less time to say, when we always mean both !! ??

  • rodney burke

    10/10/2019 05:12 PM

    About all AOC is good for is comic relief. She is so far gone, it is obvious with all the idiocy she spouts. She has no idea of why DT doesn't like schiff. too brain dead to figure it out. Leftist insanity on public display at Dick's. that guy should be fired or put in jail for destroying 250 mil in inventory for what? really?
    With people like this we have every RIGHT to destroy the lib party. that's okay, it's coming and dems know they can't stop it. I am waiting for the arrests and trip on the barge. I'm even planning a composition on the subject. Yep redemption is around the corner and out prayers are about to be answered.

  • Richard Edler

    10/10/2019 02:03 PM

    Love your writing and articles every time. Thank you for keeping us informed and giving us more info. we can share about info we don’t know about or hear about! Great job! Always on target to what matters to Americans. Glad to hear crime is going down! What a difference to give respect where it is due - to those who put their lives on the line every single day. We don’t want anymore of Obama or Michelle’s traitorous policies or beliefs they tried to shove on us. There were and are anti-American. They don’t like America but certainly enjoy the fame and money especially after bashing the rich and Wall Street and a capitalistic “you didn’t make that” gov. - yet they reap the rewards. What hypocrites! Also the UN? Why do we still support them? Have read it is to pay countries to keep their bad people out of America but meanwhile our taxpayers $ just go into the dictators’ pockets and the countries never improve! Where is the business model? Where are the audits? If you don’t change and improve too don’t get $. Or send in vetted (not greedy) gov. councils to make the changes. There are tons of smart talented people who can help change countries’ economies but there needs to be oversight and accountability and measurements. Many leaders do not know how to run a country and could benefit from experts and not always their own because they seem to be crooked. We seem to be okay to go to war with countries but not help them improve economically. Too many people in UN take the money for themselves and I am sure they are way over budget in salaries and false charges for $ so don’t feel sorry for them. So much corruption! Why does man have the propensity to put himself or herself first and who cares about the rest of the people? Why does man lie and cheat to get rich? My daughter asks me that all the time. Why are some humans so greedy? Why dont they care about people? Shouldn’t all of of our roles be to improve our lives and take our own responsibility and help others but make sure they grow too and get off welfare and handouts? The middle class has been taken advantage of for decades with very little results from the money we have to given to Congress. They take the money out of our paychecks and then ignore us and do whatever they want with it. It is so immature and childish and a horrible reflection on adults and messages about responsibility and doing what is right for our children. How can we preach to the choir when we don’t even folllw our own rules? Why are the elite so entrapped with wealth and when is it enough? They are feeding their egos and I am sure their brains are no longer the same. It is just sad to see the elites disdain for people when we all end up in the ground and no one will remember who are unless we do good. How will Pelosi be remembered? Not well. But she will have passed off her millions to her family and raised another greedy generation and it starts all over again. Brainwashing future generations to keep the elite above the fray. Great. And this is acceptable? It is a sad reflection on men and women who desire power and money and think they are better than others. I guess HRC called it when she called her own mankind deplorables not realizing that she was naming herself. I shudder to think what she sees when she looks into the mirror. We need more Christianity! And so does she. We will pray for them but unless they want redemption their souls are lost as well as their humanity. You can’t be humane while being greedy, self centered, and narcissistic at the same time. They believe their own lies until they become their own truths. The show must go on every day in their small lives! Handlers who convince them they are gods and the people who need them to sell more lies for more power. Tragic and very immature.

  • Mike

    10/10/2019 02:02 PM

    No surprise that the polls that the mainstream media put out is showing that a majority (51% plus) Americans want to see President Trump impeached. Don't believe it for a minute. I don't think any conservative Republicans, Patriots, Deplorables, etc. are polled in fair and balanced numbers. And of course the left liberal anti-America mainstream media is trying to poison the American public right along with the unhinged crazy anti-America Democrat party.

    On another topic, I have thought for a long time that we as a nation should withdraw from the U.N. They dislike America and hate Israel. Why are we still giving them millions of dollars? I really thought the President would withdraw our country and our funding from this fake organization called the U.N.
    I am not a war monger and I can only somewhat understand the withdraw of U.S. troops from Syria, but seeing Turkey going after the Kurds sickens me. I heard on the news that a spokesperson for the Kurds said that no one in the Middle East will ever again trust America for setting the Kurds up. I will admit, I don't understand it all or the decisions behind it, but really struggle whether the right decision was made. The Kurds fight ISIS, but Turkey considers the Kurds terrorist. I don't understand? Governor, I hope you can shed more light on this. Thanks.

    And last we who still love our nation, despite its flaws and problems, have been waiting for justice. We see all sorts of evidence or reasonable suspicion of so many players- Hillary, Obama, Holder, Brennan, Comey, Schiff, Pelosi, and the list goes on and on, whether its criminal, ethics
    violations, etc. yet no pursuit of justice, which just reinforces that our country truly now has a two-tier justice system and the law doesn't apply to everyone!!!!

  • Anita Mae Barker

    10/10/2019 04:46 AM

    Great times we're living in, Mike.
    BLESS YOU!!!!

  • Robert Dunkle

    10/09/2019 11:53 PM

    Were is Paul Manaford???

  • albert behrens

    10/09/2019 10:25 PM

    almost hourly, the political elite disobey the 10 commandments and our Jesus' do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Oh lord, smite these evil doers down!

  • Peter Rhoads

    10/09/2019 09:31 PM

    Re Mr. Stack's decision to remove/destroy those AR-15s, he was also quoted as saying "......if but one life will be saved, wouldn't it be worth it," (or words to that effect).
    I've heard that line countless times before, every time those of his ilk want to put another nail in the coffin of the Constitution.
    By that rationale I think we immediately need to ban all cars in this country, considering that we could save 30,000 plus lives every year! Wouldn't that be worth it?

  • April Allison-Garlow

    10/09/2019 09:31 PM

    That Dick's sporting goods story about destroying guns has me asking questions--Did they have to prove to anyone that they destroyed them? How did they destroy them? Where did they destroy them? Can they prove it--or are those weapons the ones Holder let fall into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. Sounds like a BS story to me--I just don't believe that CEO.

  • GA Baker

    10/09/2019 09:22 PM

    Where is your Verse of the Day? I miss it when it's not there.

  • The Rev. Dr. John Avery Palmer

    10/09/2019 08:52 PM

    Thanks for your enlightening and upbeat comments; Aloha !

  • Darlene F. Donston

    10/09/2019 08:30 PM

    First of all, I have thought for about 20 years now that we should get out of the U.N. They hate us and don't really do anything for us except take our money. That is all they want! Then there is AOC, Hillary, Warren, Harris.......I know they are all women and how much dumber can women get? So I have quit reading everything they say because it looks like they are all Mentally Insane. I have never in my life seen such Liars that there are in this Dem Congress and those running for President, men too! So glad to hear that Gowdy is joining with Trump, he should know quite a bit! lol
    Then there is Dick's sporting goods and their stupid CEO! $5 million in guns destroyed.......WHERE are the Stockbroker's on this.......he should have been fired!
    Well, that is my rant for tonight! lol Just so fed up with everything, whoever would have thought???!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    10/09/2019 07:54 PM

    We need to regain BOTH sides of these arguments...Put Pelosi out of power and get all our agendas through..starting with Dems in the Gray Bar Hotel.

  • Maris K Hodges

    10/09/2019 07:48 PM

    I just sent a comment but forgot to thank you Gov Huckabee for your insight in to what's going on and especially for the humor. What would we do without a laugh or a smile. Thanks.

  • Maris K Hodges

    10/09/2019 07:47 PM

    I am livid. What is happening at Fox News. Just received an email stating that over 51 percent of Americans want Donald Trump impeached. Are they so stupid that they don't know that conservatives don't do polls!!! I am an avid Fox News person but this goes beyond stupidity. Quit doing polls. We need to trust and reply on Fox News.

  • Amelia Little

    10/09/2019 07:28 PM

    People have commented that the released felons should all be released in NYC, because it's ocasio's idea. There are also a bunch of folks who voted for her, and to continue the city government of the leftist regime. I would also vote to release a few of the worst of the worst on ocasio's new doorstep, which might catch some of her fellow leftists if they are neighbors. Add also the release all illegal immigrants on the doorsteps of all the politicians and elites who cry about the poor illegals. Tear down the walls and gates surrounding their properties, confiscate firearms that any of the body guards might have.

    I know she came up with extreme idiotic "solutions" for climate control--but I didn't see what she proposed to do with all those in prisons. I must say, there are some that shouldn't have been sentenced to more than the 14 days the lady involved in the get-your-kid-in-college scandal--such as marijauna users. Maybe she thinks that if murderers, rapists, the really bad guys are let loose--they would be so grateful they would become choir boys? Or, maybe she's looking ahead at prison terms some of her fellow leftists might be (SHOULD BE) facing? Maybe she thinks there are only minorities in prison? Is she willing for any white toxic males to be let out, also? smh

  • Stephen Russell

    10/09/2019 07:25 PM

    UN budget loss: I say leave UN & let it die on the vine, scrap contract with Israel.
    Lose 2 $$ sources for UN.
    Reuse site for Vets Home, hospital, hotel, mall, multi use.

  • Kathy Dix

    10/09/2019 07:05 PM

    Mike,
    First time I've not agreed with your comments. Whether AR-15's are only used in a fraction of the mass shootings, who needs them ? Reducing the number of AR-15's isn't good for the CEO's....I get it. But it's not a bad thing to start awareness that AR-15's are " over kill"...pardon the expression, for any one purchasing a gun.

  • Jimmy Humphrey

    10/09/2019 07:02 PM

    Waiting on justice now for almost 3 years. Has the light at the end of the tunnel trying to light up. Now I just read that 51% of voters want our President impeached. People are beginning to believe the hatred left. Please say it ain’t so, Joe.

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    10/09/2019 06:38 PM

    Like the NFL and the NBA, the UN is an organization fast approaching obsolescence. The difference is, the NFL and NBA pay some taxes, whereas the UN sucks up nearly three quarters of a Billion in US tax dollars, providing little in return.

    I watched the UN in action in the field. In Kosovo they paid over $100K each for African "policemen" to train local Kosovar cops. The Africans knew nothing about police work, and spent most of their time stealing from the locals because they had to give most of their salary back to officials back home who hired them. The local UNOCRAT solution was to "ask" the head of the police unit to ask his men to quit stealing.

    It may be time for us to tell the UN it needs to re-structure, or else they need to move out of the US and find another cash cow. The UN has become worse than worthless - they enable dozens of dictators by putting thug countries on commissions where they can actually cause damage. If the UN does not want to shape up, I for one will not miss them, and most of the world will not even notice.

  • Arthur Windsor

    10/09/2019 06:34 PM

    So let me get this straight: Dick`s CEO spent five million dollars of the company`s money buying guns from gun manufactures - Good for the gun manufacturer`s bottom line and for their employee`s. Then Dick`s CEO destroyed the guns he bought - BAD for Dick`s bottom line -- So anyone who would have bought those guns from Dick`s, will now buy them from another company who will get them from gun manufacturers for another five million? SO - Basically Dick`s ended up by increasing gun manufacturers bottom line by TEN million dollars? Way to go, Dicks!