January 15, 2019


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Today's Commentary --- That New York Times FBI story is like an ink-blot test -- "America's Most ridiculous moment" -- Carol Channing Passes -- A Chick-fil-A opens on Sunday -- Hey, FBI: THIS is what collusion with Russia looks like! -- Elvis’ “Taking Care of Business” philosophy -- Today’s Must-Read, Edge-Of-Your-Seat Story -- AOC's honesty -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


The New York Times article about the FBI secretly investigating President Trump as a possible Russian agent has turned out to be like a Rorschach test, in that one’s interpretation can determine one’s mental condition.

Rational people were horrified that, in the United States of America, a sitting President would be secretly investigated by the FBI simply because they disagreed politically with his actions. To anyone with a functioning brain, the reasons given in the story were invented and clearly bogus. Rational people could also see the double standard at work, knowing that President Obama would never have been subjected to such politically biased scrutiny and that Hillary Clinton and her campaign got away with working with Russians (through the Christopher Steele dossier) to defeat Trump. At this point, many rational people are just about ready to “repeal and replace” the FBI, keeping the dedicated lower-level agents (numbering about 35,000) but starting over with the upper echelon and putting some legal restraints and accountability on them.


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"America's most ridiculous moment"

By Mike Huckabee

Excellent article by William Sullivan on whether, 20 years from now, Millennials will look back at themselves screaming at the sky, putting on genital costumes and hiding in safe spaces, and feel embarrassed when they realize that all the ginned-up anti-Trump hysteria was actually “America’s most ridiculous moment.” 

Let’s hope they eventually mature enough to realize how ridiculous they’re being before they elect even more Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezes to enact their ridiculous hysteria into law.  All of us from earlier generations look back and cringe at our youthful follies, but at least we didn’t insist that the Constitution be rewritten to make our naïve delusions permanent.  In fact, to those who are clamoring to lower the voting age to 15, I’d suggest they take a look at their own high school yearbooks from the ‘70s and ask themselves if they would trust important national decisions to anyone young enough to have thought those clothes and hairdos looked good.




Carol Channing passes

By Pat Reeder

(From our resident pop culture guru, Pat Reeder: ):

Sad to report that legendary Broadway musical/comedy star Carol Channing, famous for her blonde hair, big eyes and mouth, and distinctive voice, died early this morning at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, just 16 days shy of her 98th birthday.  Although she played many roles and gave countless performances on stage, TV and film, she’ll be best remembered as the original Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and as Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly,” a role she played nearly 5,000 times over the years, on Broadway and on tour. 

When “Hello, Dolly” opened on Broadway in 1964, it won 10 Tony Awards, tying with “South Pacific” for a record that stood for 37 years.  The original cast album hit #1 on the Billboard album charts, and in 2002, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  Ironically, Channing was producer David Merrick’s fourth choice for the role, after Ethel Merman and Mary Martin turned it down and Nancy Walker auditioned. 

Trivia: When the great comedienne Gracie Allen fell ill near the end of her life, Channing stepped in to help and performed Burns & Allen routines with George Burns.  Many years later, she was still touring with Burns, with each doing a solo turn, ending with a Burns and Allen routine.  

Once asked if she had any regrets in her long and illustrious career, Channing offered some good advice for us all: “Regret leads to negativity and negativity kills creativity.  Given the opportunity, I might change a choice I made, but you can’t regret making what you thought was the best decision at the time.”

If you’d like to learn more about her and see a great portrait of one of the all-time unstoppable show biz troupers, check out the 2012 documentary, “Larger Than Life.


A Chick-fil-A opens on Sunday

By Mike Huckabee

One of many things Chick-fil-A is rightly famous for is closing on Sundays to allow employees to observe the Sabbath and spend the day with their families.  But one Chick-fil-A in Mobile, Alabama, broke that precedent.  No, it wasn’t to make more money.  When you see the reason, you’ll understand why opening their restaurant on a Sunday for just a little while was enough to get that Chick-fil-A’s staffers named Huck’s Heroes.


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Hey, FBI: THIS is what collusion with Russia looks like!

By Mike Huckabee

We learned last week from the New York Times that the FBI actually opened an inquiry into President Trump –- not candidate Trump, but sitting President Trump --- because of words and behavior that caused them to suspect he was working as an agent of Russia.  Seems to me it didn’t take much of anything at all for them to levy this outrageous charge; one of their flimsy reasons was the obvious (and funny) joke Trump had made about Russia finding Hillary’s “lost” 33,000 emails.  This was very obviously just a flip remark designed to comment on Hillary’s “carelessness” (to be accurate, her criminal negligence and destruction of evidence) regarding many thousands of deleted emails, yet it suggested nothing about that to FBI top brass, as they refused to acknowledge her lawlessness.  To frothing-at-the-mouth anti-Trumpers like James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan, he was making a dead-serious request of his comrade Vladimir.



Elvis’ “Taking Care of Business” philosophy

By Mike Huckabee

It’s the weekend, and a good time to wrap up a little unfinished business.  This is a particularly good weekend for that, because this past week brought commemorations of the birthday of Elvis Presley, whose motto was “TCB: Taking Care of Business.”  It gives us a good opportunity to reflect on who is living up to Elvis’ credo and who is not.

First of all, a big “TCB” salute to Florida’s new Governor Rick DeSantis, for taking care of the long overdue business of suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for his deadly failure to take care of his business of keeping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School safe.  From Israel’s office ignoring advance warnings about the shooter who eventually killed 14 students and three staff members to his deputies taking cover and waiting outside while the shooter mowed down innocent victims, DeSantis said Israel repeatedly failed and demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership, and it’s now been well-documented that the massacre might never have happened if it weren’t for his “neglect of duty and incompetence.”


(This post originally ran on January 12)


Today’s Must-Read, Edge-Of-Your-Seat Story

By Mike Huckabee

A snappy Huck’s Hero salute to Army Sgt. Trey Troney.  We all know the military provides recruits with incredible training and life skills.  But when Sgt. Troney happened across a car crash while traveling in Texas, he sprang into action and improvised like a combination of Dr. House and MacGyver to save a man’s life.


AOC's honesty

By Mike Huckabee

There’s a growing debate in conservative circles over whether Republicans are devoting too much time and attention to refuting the factually-challenged but “morally right” proclamations of “Democratic” Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She complains of being picked on, but then, when you run to Twitter and TV cameras every day to make outrageous statements about wanting to turn America into Sweden through massive tax increases and government expansion backed by math that looks like someone sat on a calculator, you have to expect people to respond less than respectfully.

Some Republicans are concerned that responding to every jaw-dropping bit of babble from a loose cannon freshman Congress member gives her too much attention and importance, while allowing the really powerful Democrats like Nancy Pelosi to avoid the scrutiny they deserve and let the very real damage they’re inflicting slide under the radar. But others argue that responding is vital because AOC is such a media darling, she’s gaining a dangerous amount of influence among young people in the same way that her fellow attractive radical, Che Guevara’s, face is on the T-shirts of many students who don’t have a clue about the horrors that flowed from people actually taking his leftist politics seriously.



Evening Edition - January 14

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse (KJV)

"Let all your things be done with charity."

– 1 Corinthians 16:14

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  • Maureen Innis

    01/15/2019 03:30 PM

    Mike, regarding your Chick-Fil-A piece, it's a little confusing. The Sabbath was a covenant with Israel, always observed on a Saturday. The church was never commanded to keep the Sabbath, but in Scripture, it says they met on the first day of the week to worship (Sunday). If you are referring to any Jewish employees of Chick-Fil-A, they observe the Sabbath from Friday at sundown until Saturday at sundown. Technically, they could still work on Sunday, if the restaurant was open.