May 17, 2019


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Today's Commentary ---  Persistence pays in search for REAL story of election interference  --- Immigration Update -- The Fight for Life in Alabama --- Laura Ainsworth: Miss Mannerly's column for today -- We felt triggered --- Kenneth Lee confirmed --- Quotes from our Presidents -- DeBlasio hops on board -- Using dark money to "open society" -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


Persistence is paying off for investigative reporters like John Solomon and watchdog groups like Judicial Watch. Events are unfolding across the ocean that shed light on the REAL “foreign election interference.” FOIA lawsuits filed months and even years ago that might have seemed futile now yield treasure troves of documents. It’s easy to become frustrated with the waiting, hoping the full story will emerge soon and justice will be done, but remember how long Tom Fitton has been waiting for some of his efforts to bear fruit. Much of the fruit is suddenly ripe for the picking and is starting to fall from the tree. Harvest time is here.

We’ve just seen the story, courtesy of Judicial Watch, of how Andrew Weissmann, of all people, personally assembled the special counsel team looking into Trump and Russia. That sure explained a lot. Judicial Watch also obtained documentation from December of 2012 that the White House was tracking a FOIA lawsuit that had to do with Hillary’s personal server. Sure makes you wonder what ELSE concerning Hillary (not to mention Trump) the Obama White House might have monitored.


With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

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Immigration Update

By Mike Huckabee

There were nearly 100,000 apprehensions of illegal border crossers in April alone, and we’re on track to hit 863,000 in the current fiscal year.  And those are just the ones who got caught, not the ones who get in.  Since 2010, the average number has been between 300,000 and 500,000 a year. Yet most Americans have no idea just how bad the illegal immigration problem is.
A new Harvard/Harris Poll found that when Americans were asked how many illegal aliens are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, only about 13% guessed correctly.  That’s about two out of 15 people.  Meanwhile, over three-quarters of Americans estimated illegal immigration levels as vastly lower than they really are.


The Fight for Life in Alabama

By Mike Huckabee

A new anti-abortion law passed by Alabama legislators was signed Tuesday by Gov. Kay Ivey, who said, “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”

The Alabama Human Life Protection Act is very strict, including 99-year prison sentences for doctors who perform abortions that aren’t necessary to save the mother’s life, and no exceptions for rape or incest.  As I wrote yesterday, for all the media outrage, even the lawmakers who passed it don’t expect it to go into effect.  Gov. Ivey even explained that it’s similar to a longtime Alabama abortion ban that was rendered unenforceable by Roe v. Wade, and is probably just as unenforceable.  Supporters expect opponents will immediately get a federal judge to put a stay on it, and hope that will set up a court battle that will lead to the Supreme Court reconsidering Roe v. Wade.



Laura Ainsworth: Miss Mannerly's column for today

By Laura Ainsworth

Dear Miss Mannerly:

I wrote to you a while back, wondering if I should change some of my behavior that I know seems kind of weird, such as making huge gestures with my lanky arms and jumping up on bar counters and tabletops to make speeches, so I’d be able to get this really, really super-powerful job I want.

Sure, I might be able to go for the same job later in my life, but by then I probably wouldn’t have my youthful Kennedy-esque looks. In fact, come to think of it I might end up looking less like Robert Kennedy than an older, heavier Ted Kennedy, which wouldn’t do the trick. So it’s gotta be now!

Before I took this little break I’ve been on, I was already getting tired of making apologies for everything. You said that I might not be very well suited for this major job I’m after and might want to try something else instead to fulfill myself, like maybe joining a little theater company, but after spending lots of time driving around and communing with the trees and furry creatures and occasionally eating some special dirt, I still haven’t changed my mind about wanting this job! At least I don’t think I have. Oh, I don’t know, I’m just not sure. No, I think I do want it. Probably. Yes!



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We felt triggered

By Mike Huckabee

When someone on the left complains about something a conservative says on social media, and the tech giant censors the conservative, the reaction from the left is:

We have a right to complain when we see injustice, we felt triggered!

When President Trump offers conservatives who believe they’ve been unfairly censored by social media a site to complain and report it online, the reaction from the left is:

Trump has no right to let these people complain to the government about injustice, we feel triggered!   

Easiest solution for the social media companies to end all this overnight:

Stop censoring conservatives for expressing opinions that leftists don’t like.

By the way, this would be an excellent example of something that Facebook should have had enough sense to leave alone and not censor.  Really, this isn't that hard.


Kenneth Lee confirmed

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump continues to reshape the judiciary, even the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.  Yesterday, his pick to fill a slot on that court, California lawyer Kenneth Lee, was confirmed by the Senate on a party-line vote over the objections of California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

During the hearings, Lee was pressed on some opinions he’d expressed on gays and women in cases from the mid-1990s, but he said he is now embarrassed by those positions and has matured since then.  It would take a pretty ossified mind not to change at all in over 20 years.  But that wasn’t good enough for the liberal Senators, who blasted him for thinking things over 20 years ago that they now call “shocking” and “far outside the legal mainstream.”

If I wanted to be mean, I could point out that as recently as three years ago, Kamala Harris was the Attorney General of California and under fire for fighting reforms to reduce prison overcrowding.  Her office even tried to keep an inmate who was proven innocent from being released due to a paperwork technicality.  Now, she’s running for President as a far-left “progressive” prison reformer and wants us to believe that’s all ancient history and she was just dealing with the system as it existed way back in the dark ages of 2015.

I might also point out how hilarious it is to block a nominee from joining the 9th Circuit Court on grounds that he’s “far outside the legal mainstream.”  Isn’t that a qualification for the most-overturned appeals court in America?  I guess it only counts if you’re far outside and to the left.


Quotes from our Presidents

“Pessimism never won any battle.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


DeBlasio hops on board

By Mike Huckabee

Yet another Democratic Presidential hopeful has hopped aboard the off-their-trolley.  It’s official: New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio wants to do for all America what he’s done for New York City.  Just imagine, Cedar Rapids, Waco and Memphis: you, too, could someday have crushing tax rates and urine-soaked subways full of homeless people.

And will there be yet another Presidential candidate joining the overflowing field for 2020?  Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban is thinking of jumping in because he says none of the Democrats so far can win.  He says Americans voted for Trump because he’s a businessman, and all of the Democrats so far are politicians, “the least trusted of all professions,” and they’re pushing far-left policies that they know can’t pass because they want attention (he calls those proposals “headline porn.”)  He also says that Bernie and AOC are just using “socialism” as a marketing term to build their followings.

Cuban said it’s unlikely he’ll run, but if he does, it will be as an Independent.  I’d say that after that  paragraph above, it would have to be.


Using dark money to "open society"

By Mike Huckabee

For years now, I've been asking, “Why is the leftwing attack dog group Media Matters for America considered a tax-exempt non-partisan group?” Now I have to start adding, “And why is this anti-Trump harassment lawsuit machine that Media Matters is incestuously entwined with also designated as a ‘nonprofit 501(c)(3) and nonpartisan U.S. government ethics and accountability watchdog organization?’”

Note the ironic detail that CREW has filed lawsuits against “dark money” groups despite not disclosing its own donors, but tax documents show it got $1.35 million from socialist billionaire George Soros through – brace yourself – “the Foundation to Promote Open Society and the Open Society Policy Center, two groups that help make up his Open Society Foundation network.”

Well, if you’re going to build an "open society," I guess you’ll need a lot of dark money from secret donors. Their hypocrisy has more layers than Garfield's lasagna.


Evening Edition - May 16

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse (NIV)

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

– Rom 8:28

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  • Deborah McClure

    05/18/2019 01:00 PM

    May I say in regards to the long list of Democratic presidential candidates, beware because this is the way the Republican presidential candidates were for the last election. 17 republicans ran. Maybe the democrats did learn something from the republicans, get as many people running as you can, then you can defeat the other party.