Today's Newsletter April 2 Edition

April 2, 2018

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Today's Commentary: Alan Dershowitz on equal justice and special counsels -- Go away Hillary -- Infuriating spending -- US-Russia relations -- NRA money -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

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The same week Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision not to appoint a special counsel to investigate misconduct at the FBI and DOJ, choosing instead to appoint a U.S. attorney to look into it, famed civil liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz was making it clear in interviews that the “criminalization of political differences” is wrong for democracy, no matter which side of the aisle is doing it. As for special counsels, he sees too many problems with them.

Special counsels are supposed to be the means by which we avoid partisanship in criminal investigations, but it hasn’t worked that way in practice. “Special counsel always has the goal of ‘getting the people,’” Dershowitz said to Jack Fink of the CBS affiliate in Dallas. “They’re going to find crimes, or they’re going to manufacture crimes or they’re going to stretch the criminal law to fit the ‘crimes’ because they’re not going to come away empty handed.”

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Go away Hillary

By Mike Huckabee

First, she gave headaches to Democrats up for reelection by insulting people who didn’t vote for her as either bigots and sexists, or weak-willed women voting the way their husbands told them to. When fellow Democrats tried to tell her that wasn’t helpful, she got (surprise!) defensive and blamed the suggestion that she shut up and go away on sexist Republicans (even though much of it was coming from female Democrats, such as Sen. Claire McCaskill, who’s fighting for her political life in Missouri, one of those red states that Hillary thinks is populated entirely with extras from the movie “Deliverance.”) Hillary said she had a staffer research it, and nobody ever told male presidential losers such as Mitt Romney, Al Gore, John Kerry or John McCain to shut up and go away.

Well, I don’t know who’s working on her staff, but Rich Weinstein on Twitter noted that he did a Google search on the phrases “Mitt Romney” and “Go away,” and it immediately returned 297,000 hits. He also noted that as much as the left loves to tell Sarah Palin to shut up and go away, that returned only 216,000 hits.

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Infuriating spending

By Mike Huckabee

If you are fuming about the $21 trillion national debt that the government is saddling our grandchildren with, at least take heart that all that spending is both wise and necessary. We know from the great relief expressed by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that the “days of austerity” are over that whatever spending Washington has been doing over the past few years has been absolutely essential.

Like, for instance, spending $142 billion since 2009 on improper Medicare payments. Or $55 billion to maintain outdated computer technology instead of simply replacing it with better, cheaper, newer computers. Or $1.3 million for a social media campaign urging women not to spend too much time in tanning beds, plus $500,000 for a text message campaign telling people not to chew tobacco (the same message that’s on the chewing tobacco package.) Or $48 million to build the Afghan Ministry of Defense a new headquarters building, a project that ran five years late and $106 million over budget. Or a $412,000 grant for a scientific paper on whether glaciers should be studied from a feminist point of view. Or $3.4 million to study aggression and anxiety in fighting hamsters. Or $5 million for a Brown University study that determined that frat and sorority members drink more than other students. Or $3 million for a study to see if hearing the “Jaws” theme music gives people negative feelings about sharks.

I could go on all day, but I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry. For more of the most ridiculous and infuriating wastes of your tax money, click the link.

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US - Russia relations

By Mike Huckabee

With Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals for allegedly trying to interfere with the 2016 election and Russia accused of poisoning an ex-spy and his daughter in London, President Trump expelled 60 Russian diplomats, and Russia retaliated by expelling 60 Americans. In an interview with NBC, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, denied that Russia interfered in the election or was behind the poisonings (he claimed there’s no motive; they had the spy in jail for five years and knew everything he knew.)

Antonov claimed that he can’t personally remember a time when relations between the US and Russia were so bad, and that the two nations can’t have a conversation about real problems because there’s such a toxic atmosphere of mistrust that the US blames Russia for everything, even bad weather.

Okay, while I take the denials of the non-weather accusations with a big grain of salt, I’m starting the countdown clock on how long it takes Democrats to blame Trump for ruining relations with Russia…

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NRA money

By Mike Huckabee

Remember the good old days, when liberals just wanted to spend other people’s money? Now, thanks to the era of virtue-signaling, they’ve gotten really picky about whose money (other than their own) they’ll deign to spend.

The kids on the Stroudsburg High School rifle team in Pennsylvania were using equipment dating from the 1970s, so the NRA stepped up and offered them a grant of nearly $5000 to buy safe new rifles. But two preening liberal school board members denounced their generosity as “dirty money, blood money” and convinced the board to turn it down. Hey, kids, don’t bother to thank them! They were just shifting blame for the Parkland shooting onto a group that had nothing to do with it and, in fact, funded the Junior ROTC program whose members heroically helped save other students’ lives at Parkland. The NRA also helps fund Boy Scout and 4H groups.

Fortunately, two locally-based GoFundMe campaigns raised the money to reequip the rifle team. And it wasn’t in defiance of the NRA but of the virtue-signaling liberal school board. Several local business owners behind one of the campaigns made it clear that they were all members of the NRA. I guess it's okay to take money raised in small donations from individual NRA members, just not from the NRA, which gets its money almost entirely in small donations from individual NRA members.

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Additional Commentaries

The Left cannot leave children alone

Only in Hollywood would this come as a shock

VA Secretary Fired

FBI Inspector General keeps going: investigates FISA abuse

"Roseanne" returns

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