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Today's Commentary --- Make America's judicial system great again! -- Ross lands new gig after botched reporting -- The attempted take down of Brett Kavanaugh -- Media petitions Judge in Manafort case to unseal jurors names -- "Manhattan Madam" tells all -- Make Engineering Great Again -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
As the daily avalanche of information pours out on the tactics of the FBI and special counsel in their “Russia” investigation –- courtesy not of the Justice Department and mainstream news but of congressional oversight committees, watchdog groups and a few relentless reporters –- we’re learning more about the apparent set-up cooked up to protect Hillary’s candidacy and, later, to hobble and if possible remove Donald Trump. But there’s something even beyond that travesty we must sadly take away:
There is something seriously wrong with the system of justice in our country.
Ross lands new gig after botched reporting
By Mike Huckabee
Congratulations to “reporter” Brian Ross, who left ABC after tanking the stock market with a fake report tying President Trump to Russian collusion. He had previously retailed such whoppers as falsely tying the Aurora, Colorado, movie shooter to the Tea Party and (full disclosure) tying me to prison clemencies I had nothing to do with when I was a presidential candidate.
Ross has proven that there’s no such thing as a “permanent record” in the "journalism" game by landing a new job at the Law & Crime Network. I hope that as part of the interview process, the Law & Crime people taught him which was which.
The attempted take down of Brett Kavanaugh
By Mike Huckabee
The Democrats’ and the media’s (pardon my redundancy) attempts to “Bork” Justice Brett Kavanaugh have been so transparently lame that they’re just making themselves the butt of jokes. The desperate smear campaign against Kavanaugh, an incredibly well-qualified, straight-arrow, religious family man, is like trying to convince us that Mr. Rogers was “literally Hitler!!!”
They’ve had to get down in the mud and wallow around in public, trying to convince us that Kavanaugh lied to Congress (he didn’t); that his wife’s personal emails should be fair game; that the name “Brett” isn’t appropriate for a Supreme Court Justice; that his schooling was too elite (unlike the current SCOTUS Justices, who all attended Harvard or Yale); that the sports reporting he did for his college paper decades ago might hint that he believes in unlimited presidential power; and my favorite, that he spent too much on Washington Nationals tickets. I guess you could make the case that that reflects poorly on his judgement of baseball teams.
There’s a term that’s become popular recently in politics: to “beclown oneself.” Although Kavanaugh’s pursuers have done a great job of putting the red noses and floppy shoes on themselves, a number of conservative commentators have had a field day helping to point out their hilarious antics. But like the clowns in a low-rent, one-ring circus that’s about to go out of business, the laughter their pathetic, worn-out routine evokes isn’t intentional, it’s sarcastic.
Of course, Hollywood has also pulled on a costume, only in one case, it was a costume from (say it all together with me), “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Liberal celebrities keep insisting that piece of ridiculous fiction is going to come true any day now because of Christians daring to vote. News flash: there is a religion out there that does treat women like property, beat them if they get out of line and force them to cover themselves from head to toe. It’s called “radical Islam,” and liberals rush to court to defend it every time Republicans challenge it.
If journalists and celebrities had to undergo the same kind of scrutiny as Kavanaugh before they were declared qualified for their jobs, most of these media outlets would be blank paper or dead air.
Media petitions Judge in Manafort case to unseal jurors names
By Mike Huckabee
A coalition of seven media outlets including CNN, Politico, Buzzfeed, the New York Times and the Washington Post petitioned the judge in the Paul Manafort case to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors. The judge denied the motion, saying that the jurors felt scared and afraid, and likely with good reason.
The news organizations may appeal, although one would hope they might have the good sense and common decency to drop it. They should think twice about why it would be necessary to subject private citizens who are just doing their public duty to the possibility of violent threats and reprisals from the deranged, anti-Trump left. Hasn’t the left done enough “unmasking” of private citizens lately?
For the record, the media outlets argued that revealing the jurors’ names and addresses is common in many trials. Their motion reads, “Here, there is no reason to believe that extraordinary circumstances exist that would justify keeping jurors’ names sealed — particularly after they have rendered their verdict…This is not a case involving organized crime or other circumstances in which the potential for violence or corruption requires an anonymous jury.”
That obtuse statement tells me these media outlets need to read some media outlets other than themselves. Then they might know that these days, simply calling for treating non-leftists civilly carries the potential for violence.
"Manhattan Madam" tells all
By Mike Huckabee
Kristin Davis, the former "Manhattan Madam" who's friends with Trump ally Roger Stone spilled the beans to Fox News about what she was asked and how she answered when she was questioned in front of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury in the Russia investigation.
You can read the details at the link, but in short, she said she told them she knew of no wrongdoing between the Trump campaign and Russia. As for claims that a Stone tweet suggested he knew in advance that Wikileaks was going to release the DNC’s emails, Davis said that was misconstrued. He was guessing they were going to release something about the Uranium One deal, which a lot of people thought at the time. Davis also said she was concerned by all the cozy camaraderie and joking among the Mueller prosecutors and grand jurors, who’ve spent months together with nobody to present another set of facts.
I think it shows how far down the rabbit hole this investigation has been allowed to go when the former “Manhattan Madam” is questioning the special counsel’s ethics.
Make Engineering Great Again
By Mike Huckabee
I recently mentioned that I hoped never to fly in a plane that was worked on by someone who got a degree in the new field of math that places more emphasis on a lot of social justice hogwash than on numbers that actually add up. Well, that goes double for the engineers
A Michigan State University engineering professor probably just made himself a target of all sorts of venom and reprisals (I'll do him a favor and not mention his name) by daring to speak up against social justice warriors corrupting and ruining engineering. He writes that “instead of calculating engine horsepower or microchip power/size ratios or aerodynamic lift and drag, the engineering educationists focus on group representation, hurt feelings, and ‘microaggressions’ in the profession.” He says they are increasingly obsessing on feminism, racism, post-colonialism, and “empowering” students and “reimagining” engineering as a more “socially connected” field of study.
While it’s nice that someone is finally helping engineering students get “socially connected,” the professor says that engineering is based on truth – what provably works and what doesn’t – and that engineers “empower” themselves and others by inventing things. Engineering is already totally egalitarian: anyone who is good enough at understanding hard truths can enter the field. I guess that’s why the social justice types want to change it.
Personally, when I step on my car’s brake pedal, I want to know that it was engineered by someone well versed in hydraulics, not histrionics.-----------------------------
Evening Edition - August 20
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
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and whose hope the Lord is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
and that spreadeth out her roots by the river,
and shall not see when heat cometh,
but her leaf shall be green;
and shall not be careful in the year of drought,
neither shall cease from yielding fruit."
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