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Today's Commentary --- To give up on the justice system is to be complicit in Hillary's "exoneration" -- New Zealand Update -- Number 15 --- Laura Ainsworth: FOLLOW-UP on "The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez" -- Mike Rowe nails it -- A legal victory for the good guys -- "Russian dossier" was used -- Hey AOC: Better to remain silent -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
“Trump was investigated despite evidence of his innocence. Hillary was not properly investigated despite evidence of her guilt.”
So concluded investigative reporter John Solomon –- as paraphrased by Dan Bongino –- but we already knew it was true. Our suspicions that “the fix was in” have been confirmed. After three years of FBI and special counsel investigations, even before the upcoming release of the Mueller report, there is a vast amount of evidence to support our conclusion, and anyone with half a brain who isn’t in total denial can see it, if not admit it.
Mueller’s report won’t say it, of course, because the special counsel is a team of partisan prosecutors, and the report will resemble a trial summation in that there is no requirement that it contain any exculpatory evidence whatsoever. (In contrast, a FISA warrant DOES require the inclusion of exculpatory evidence, though Obama’s FBI didn’t bother mentioning it even when seeking to spy on the Trump campaign.) And this special counsel report won’t deal with Hillary at all, as Hillary is conveniently “beyond the scope.” At least, we have reason to assume she is; the document outlining said “scope” has never been shared with us little people.
New Zealand Update
By Mike Huckabee
Update on the tragic shootings at two mosques in New Zealand: the death toll has now risen to fifty. Also, an early report that one would-be victim was armed and by pulling a gun caused the shooter to run away has been corrected. He actually tackled the shooter and took a gun away from him, and then the shooter ran away. We like to get our facts correct, so duly noted. But the net result was the same: a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun, only the good guy was able to take the gun away from the bad guy, which usually doesn’t happen if the good guy isn’t armed to begin with.
By Mike Huckabee
“Now serving number…(checks ticket)…number 15! Will Democratic Presidential candidate #15 please come to the counter to pick up your rainbow lapel pin and your check from George Soros!”
Our fifteenth entrant into the race is Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who announced her run over the weekend with a platform that includes embracing the Green New Deal and more gun control and opposing Trump and border security. So, does anything set her apart from the outsized Democratic pack? According to this amusing write up by Toni Williams at the Victory Girls blog, she doesn’t understand the lyrics of the National Anthem.
Meanwhile, the “Beto” O’Rourke Presidential campaign is not getting off to the running start that some predicted (I didn’t: this linked article starts with “Not ready for prime time?,” a phrase I used days ago.) First he dealt pathetically with the Twitter outrage mob's response to an innocuous joke he told…
And then came revelations that as a teenager, he was part of a notorious hackers group and wrote sick fiction about killing children. You know, that sort of thing might actually be disqualifying if he were a Republican.
But then, who deserves to be apologizing more: “Beto” or Reuters, the “trusted” news agency that sat on this story for over a year because it might have hurt his chances of beating Ted Cruz for Senate if Texas voters had known about it?
Laura Ainsworth: FOLLOW-UP on "The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"
By Laura Ainsworth
As of this writing (the wee hours of Friday morning), “The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” by “Mr. Reagan,” was up to almost 1.5 million views after being posted for about a week. I’d like to think I had a hand in some of that.
Here’s more about the organization called Justice Democrats, which was behind the “casting” of AOC to be the new representative for the 14th Congressional District, covering parts of New York City. For those not yet convinced that Mr. Reagan’s claim is more than a wild conspiracy theory, here’s an article in which the head of Justice Democrats boasts of their plan to do just what he was talking about –- on a large scale across the country. Of course, she doesn’t refer to AOC as a “puppet,” but in the interview it becomes clear that all the new faces they select will, in effect, function that way.
Mike Rowe nails it
By Mike Huckabee
At the link are some of the best comments I’ve heard yet about the big college entrance cheating scandal, from Mike Rowe, host of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” (airing Saturday nights on TBN, right after “Huckabee.”) Mike knows plenty about the dignity of all types of work, and that too many young people are being pressured into taking out unrepayable student loans to get worthless degrees, so they learn nothing useful but have an impressive school name on their resume. As he puts it, “We’re lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to educate them for jobs that don’t exist anymore, and that’s crazy.” You’ll want to read the whole article:
As Mike could tell you, someone with a liberal arts degreee might look down on a plumber or farmer, but he needs the plumber and farmer a lot more than a plumber or farmer needs a guy with a liberal arts degree.
You should also read this article to help understand not only why some rich parents were willing to spend big money to cheat their kids into elite schools, but just how widespread the problems in our universities are and how many of those degrees are now just bragging points and not indicators that the student actually learned anything once getting into the expensive school.
Excerpts: “Yale changed its course requirements such that an English major may now graduate without ever having read Shakespeare. A 2007 survey from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute showed that college students graduate with less knowledge of history, politics, and economics than they had before they entered…Millennial congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez majored in Economics and graduated cum laude from a private university that costs nearly $70,000 per year. Since entering Congress, she has struggled to articulate even basic economic concepts.”
Yet many continue to think that a degree from Harvard or Yale makes someone more qualified to run our government? Our last President who wasn’t an Ivy League alum was Ronald Reagan. He was looked down on and scorned by elites, but I’d say he did a pretty good job, despite his “handicap” of having studied economics at Eureka College in Illinois instead of getting a poli-sci degree with a minor in gender studies from Harvard.
A legal victory for the good guys
By Mike Huckabee
Chalk up a legal victory for the good guys: government-run CityBus of Lafayette, Indiana, settled a lawsuit by the Tippecanoe County Right to Life group and agreed to run their ad that had been banned from buses.
The ad showed three photos of a baby: the first two were ultrasounds from different stages of development in the womb, and the third was the newborn baby. It was obvious they were all the same baby. The captions on the photos read, “Me…Me again…Still me.” The group said it simply conveyed “the scientific truth that unborn children are just as human as the rest of us.”
But the bus company rejected the ad on grounds that it rejects any politically-oriented ads, and if it accepted that ad, it might have to accept ads from other organizations, “like ones that wear hoods and burn crosses.” (Talk about a leap! If we show a baby in the womb, we’d also have to show loons in sheets.) The pro-life group's lawsuit noted that the bus company had previously accepted health-related PSAs and genuine politically-oriented ads such as voter registration drives. So this was just an example of turning away the “wrong kind” of politically-oriented ad, which is a violation of the First Amendment.
The bus company has changed its policy to accept only commercial business ads from now on, but until then, the pro-life ad is running. There’s more info at the link, where you can also see the terrific ad.
Along with rising opposition to abortion that’s been sparked by Democrats discarding their vague “right to choose” verbiage and openly promoting infanticide, this ad and the attempt to suppress it prove that abortion is one of those issues that, the closer you examine it and more you learn about it, the worse it seems.
"Russian dossier" was used
By Mike Huckabee
Just in case there was ever any doubt, we now know that some of the wild tales in the “Russian dossier” of dirt on Donald Trump that was used to kick off the Mueller probe were actually taken by Christopher Steele from unverified Internet ramblings posted by random anonymous users of a CNN “citizen journalism” website.
As this account notes, the scribblings on bathroom walls have more credibility. But I wonder if you could use them to get a FISA warrant to spy on Americans?
Hey AOC: Better to remain silent
By Mike Huckabee
The media’s (and Republicans’) favorite “Democratic” socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained on social media that she didn’t know Congress members have to work all the time. Actually, most don’t work all the time, but most of them aren’t out firing off ridiculous comments and trying to transform America into Venezuela. In fact, if she wants her Congressional career to last beyond 2020, she might want to stop working so hard at whatever it is she’s doing.
A new Gallup poll found that the more Americans learn about and hear from AOC, the less they like her (to be fair, that's true of socialism in general.) Shortly before the election, half of Americans had never heard of her, 24 percent viewed her favorably and 26 percent unfavorably, for a net favorability rating of -2.
Now, after getting two earfuls from her for several months, only 31 percent haven’t heard of her, but most of those who have don’t like what they’ve heard. Her net unfavorable rating has grown to -8 percent. Her favorable rating is up 4 points among Democrats, and is down 7 points among Independents and 21 points among Republicans. Also, while her favorable rating is up 9 points among non-whites, that’s the only demographic where she’s up. She’s down 3 points among women, 11 points among men, 15 points among whites, and even 7 points among Millennials.
If this is what happens when she works all the time, she might be more popular as a do-nothing Congress member. I know she has little respect for the wisdom of those who came before her, but there’s a lot of truth in the old saying, “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
Evening Edition - March 16
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
Daily Verse (KJV)
"He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding:
but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly."
– Proverbs 14:29
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