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Today's Commentary --- The latest on 11th hour accusation against Judge Kavanaugh -- One woman's take on the shameful Kavanaugh confirmation process -- Huck PAC supports conservatives -- Deep State operative unmasked -- The Emmys -- Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
Here’s the latest in the ever-changing 11th-hour accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh put out a statement strongly denying that he ever acted like a drunken lout toward his accuser, when he was a teenager 36 years ago or at any other time, and agreed to go before a televised Senate panel on Monday to answer questions, even though it delayed his confirmation vote by a week. His accuser’s lawyer, however, now says she refuses to testify until after the FBI conducts a thorough investigation. If one were of a suspicious mind, one might begin to suspect that the entire point of this accusation was not so much to see long-delayed justice as to delay the vote until after the November election, when Democrats hope to take over the Senate. But we mustn't be cynical, must we?
One woman's take on the shameful Kavanaugh confirmation process
By Laura Ainsworth, Staff Writer
In this time of anonymous op-eds, it was tempting for me to write this without putting my name to it, but it would be unfortunate to see the message diluted with accusations of “Coward!” My work as a staff writer typically does not carry my byline, and there’s a certain freedom in that. I have many friends on both sides of the political aisle and can generally predict what the reactions will be to what I say or write. I have tried to keep my online presence as politics-free as possible, even declining friendship requests from people whose pages are relentlessly and hatefully political. But what is happening with the Kavanaugh vote and the total politicization of the #MeToo movement is just the last straw for me when it comes to left-wing politics, and it’s time to speak out.
It’s gotten to the point that, thanks to the left, I’m embarrassed to be female.
Let me preface this by explaining that I have an unusually varied professional background, embracing both the entertainment world –- music, comedy, theater, radio, journalism –- and also the corporate world. I even spent some time in Hollywood pursuing film work, which I do not recommend. Without a doubt, the abundant stories of sexism and predatory behavior are real and have existed since long before any of us were born. I know what it’s like to have to humor men who have held the key to that next promotion or part and how to gracefully but firmly shut my hotel room door at a corporate conference to keep the boss from following me inside. I know what it’s like to walk into a meeting room full of men, some of whom are checking me out, and think, “What fresh hell is this?”
Huck PAC supports conservatives
By Mike Huckabee
Thanks to the generosity of thousands of grassroots supporters, Huck PAC donated $74,500 to conservatives running for elected office last week. The list includes: Marsha Blackburn, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, French Hill, Leslie Rutledge and many more.
You can expect another round of endorsements and donations from Huck PAC very soon.
Deep State operative unmasked
By Mike Huckabee
There’s an old saying: “Just because you’re paranoid, that doesn’t mean they aren’t really out to get you.” Remember that when liberals mock President Trump as paranoid when he complains that a Deep State hive of entrenched leftist termites are working to undermine his Administration. Between the rapidly unraveling FBI/FISA court witch hunt and the latest from James O’Keefe’s undercover video sting operation, Project Veritas, we not only know it’s true, but we can now put names and faces on the insurrectionists.
This is a link to the first in a promised series of undercover videos. Meet State Department employee Stuart Karaffa, who is also coincidentally a proud member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America and a diligent Trump Resister. Judging from the video, he thinks we taxpayers are giving him a salary to spend his work hours on political organizing and blocking his duly-elected boss’s agenda while mocking the very idea that he might ever be fired or held accountable for violating ethics laws.
Watch the video and prepare to be enraged. And remember, this is only the first installment.
By Mike Huckabee
And the Emmy for "Lowest-Rated Emmy Show of All Time" goes to…Last night’s leftwing pep rally for self-congratulatory limousine socialists, which sank 10% lower in the ratings than even the previous year’s record-setting ratings catastrophe. (I’ll admit, I’m one of the hundreds of millions who found something better to do last night, like watching their freezers defrost or counting all the cat hairs on their sofas; but I did read the reviews. They weren’t pretty.)
In between all the Trump-bashing, virtue-signaling and condescending lecturing to Americans about our many shortcomings, the industry that gave us Matt Lauer and Les Mooves occasionally poked fun at its own hypocrisy, but not nearly enough. I expected Republicans to ignore it, but the show was so bad that even liberal outlets like the Daily Beast wrote, “Worst awards show in years…A cringe-worthy, tonedeaf embarrassment!” Their writer had to admit that the best part was seeing Betty White knock a few jokes out of the park at 96. But ultimately, she just served as a reminder of a time when the shows nominated were watched by more Americans than you could fit into a VW microbus.
Of course, part of the criticism by liberal critics was that it just wasn’t “woke” enough, but it’s hard to be woke when you’re struggling to stay awake. The Daily Beast’s critic carped that the Emmy telecast was “a disappointment given the opportunity there is now, as other recent award show moments and telecasts have proven, to galvanize, provoke, inspire, and lead the way to change with these shows. It’s not just about a trophy and a speech at a mic stand. It’s about a platform, a message, and representation.” That’s funny, I thought it was about handing a trophy to the best shows on television. That should mean, for example, "comedies" that are actually funny. Maybe it’s just impossible to select any “best” shows when most of them have been ruined by the mentality that every show much be a “platform” for leftist messages to “galvanize, provoke, inspire, and lead the way to change.” That’s done nothing but lead us all to change the channel to a “Golden Girls” rerun.
Not to toot my own horn, but I think the show we do out of Hendersonville, Tennessee, on TBN every week is better than the boring, predictable leftist tripe that got all the talk/variety nominations. Our political discussions are more intelligent (and far more “diverse,” although diversity of viewpoint is the one type of diversity that Hollywood doesn’t celebrate) and we have actual variety, with music, comedians, magicians, authors and other talents. News flash, Hollywood: you may think it’s great that there are so many shows that all feature snarky liberals sitting behind desks and railing about Trump, but that’s not how the rest of us define “variety.”
Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee
By Mike Huckabee
Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee: Nike is glorifying Colin Kaepernick as a martyr for free speech for “bravely” kneeling during the National Anthem and wearing socks depicting the police as pigs. We’re all supposed to admire his great “sacrifice” for his principles. But when one lone, peaceful, pro-police protester named Jimmie Cavin sat in the parking lot of a Nike store in West Little Rock – not being obnoxious or accosting anyone, just waving a “Blue Lives Matter” flag – the store manager called the cops on him.
It would be hypocritical enough for a brand that claims to be defending free speech to try to silence a critic’s free speech, but ladling on layers of irony like the toppings at a frozen yogurt bar, the store manager actually tried to squelch a protest of someone who attacks cops by calling the cops. Or as Cavin put it, “Nike called the police on the guy supporting the police for supporting the police.”
Luckily, the police quickly realized that Cavin was doing nothing wrong – just exercising his First Amendment rights! – and left him alone.
Incidentally, just to be clear and consistent: Cavin was doing this on his own time. If he had walked into his workplace and started waving a flag in customers’ faces when he was supposed to be doing his job, his boss would have been perfectly justified in telling him to put it away and get to work or he’d be fired.
See how free speech works? Obviously, Nike and Colin Kaepernick don’t.
Nike’s new slogan should be “Just blew it!”
Evening Edition - September 18
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
"What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee."
- Psalm 56:3
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