Evening Edition - June 12

June 12, 2020 |

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO LEFT-WING NUTJOBS

There’s one thing you can always count on with the left, and that is that when they have a political advantage, they will grab it and run so far with it that they quickly alienate the rest of society, resulting in the pendulum swinging back harder than a wrecking ball. I think we’re already beginning to see signs of that after legitimate protests of the shocking murder of George Floyd (which EVERYONE across the political spectrum condemned) quickly spiraled into lunatic fringe madness: from rioting, looting and assaulting and murdering police officers and demanding that police departments be defunded and dismantled, to “canceling,” shaming and firing anyone who even suggested that not all cops are racist monsters; to panicked corporations showering hundreds of millions of dollars onto far-left organizations, some of which are openly anti-capitalist (so I assume they’ll return the money? No?...)

…and finally degenerating into the ridiculous, like letting communist nutjobs with automatic weapons take over six blocks of Seattle, canceling “Cops” after 32 years on TV (and attacking all other cop shows, even shows as benign as “Paw Patrol”), yanking “Gone With The Wind" from HBO Max, and finally, and possibly the dumbest yet (although I have faith that this can get dumber), the insinuation that Cracker Barrel restaurants are racist and are a throwback to the Jim Crow era.

Not that anyone cares about facts anymore, but: the chain is named after the barrel of crackers that used to be in every general store, which symbolized the place where people would gather to talk and socialize. They existed everywhere, not just in the South (the general store cracker barrel is mentioned in “The Music Man,” which was set in Iowa.)

Finally, and I can’t remind you of this enough, Jim Crow laws were inventions of the Democrats. They started to arise in the 1870s, when Reconstruction ended and Democrats started replacing Republicans in Southern offices. From Wikipedia: “In the 1870s, Democrats gradually regained power in the Southern legislatures, after having used insurgent paramilitary groups, such as the White League and the Red Shirts, to disrupt Republican organizing, run Republican officeholders out of town, and intimidate blacks to suppress their voting. Extensive voter fraud was also used.” No wonder Democrats don’t want your kids to be taught accurate American history!

We all agree that Floyd’s murderers should face justice and that racism cannot be tolerated in any institution, especially policing, where one side has the right to use force against citizens. But hysteria can run rampant only so long before the inevitable backlash arrives, and Americans of all races know crazy when they hear it. They are starting to rouse themselves and say, “Enough is enough,” in a variety of ways. They don’t want free speech limited only to what the most far-left radicals agree with. They don’t want their cities taken over by lawless anarchists. And they know it’s entirely possible to disagree with the political agenda of Black Lives Matter without thinking that black lives don’t matter.

Surveys show that at least 85% of Americans oppose defunding the police (a 2015 Roper poll showed that blacks were twice as likely as whites to want more police in their neighborhoods.) 58 percent support using the military if necessary to stop violent riots and looting (an opinion that the New York Times will not allow into their formerly respectable parrot cage liner.)

An NYPD cop who took a knee at the mob’s demand to try to deescalate the situation now realizes that giving in to the mob only encouraged more violence and lawlessness. He’s written a letter renouncing his “wrong” decision and saying he will be shamed and humiliated about it for the rest of his life. Someone please force the mayor of Seattle to read that letter.

Prof. Walter Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog was targeted for “canceling” by Cornell University for criticizing the BLM organization. But instead of donning sackcloth and ashes, he’s forcing them to back down by challenging them to prove in open debate that his posts were in any way racist or inaccurate.

A rising number of commentators are starting to see the danger to their profession of allowing all speech to be censored by the most hysterical partisans around and are beginning to say “no.” As usual, Kurt Schichter was among the first.

NASCAR driver and team owner Ray Ciccarelli says he’s leaving over NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag. Ciccarelli says he couldn’t care less about the flag himself, but NASCAR shouldn’t be getting political and telling people what flag they’re allowed to wave and “(bleeping) one group to cater to another.”

And as Americans vote with their wallets, not only are gun sales through the roof, but so are DVD sales of “Gone With The Wind.”

As physicist Sir Isaac Newton taught us, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The left didn’t learn its lesson when it went full-on radical/riot in 1968 and helped elect “law and order” candidate Richard Nixon in a landslide. Now, they’re surprised that an equal and opposite reaction to their national fit of public insanity is already starting to form? They should’ve taken Physics instead of all those useless courses that their overly indulgent parents wasted their money on.

FAKE NEWS FRIDAY

Here’s a Journalism 101 tip for CNN’s Chris Cuomo. If you’re going to try to slam President Trump for “systemic racism” under his economy, don’t use statistics from when Obama was President.

CLEANING OUT THE CAPITOL

Nancy Pelosi is demanding that all Confederate statues be removed from the Capitol and all military bases named after Confederate officers be renamed because they glorify white supremacy. The Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee voted to rename the bases as well, but President Trump says absolutely not: those bases have become part of a great American military tradition where soldiers were trained who won two World Wars.

I don’t know what the eventual resolution of this will be, but it seems that if they’re determined to scrub away the names of anyone ever associated with the Southern White supremacist movement from taxpayer-paid structures, they might start with all lthe things named after the late Sen. Robert Byrd, a one-time KKK “Exalted Cyclops.”

I know, you’ll say I’m only saying that to stir up trouble because Robert Byrd was a Democrat. News flash: so were all those Confederate generals.

As a reminder that despite what we’re being told by the media gatekeepers, not all black Americans agree with the racially-divisive identity politics of the far left, here are five books by conservative African-American authors that take a very different approach to solving racial inequality in the US.

Part II: JUDGE GLEESON'S ATROCITY OF AN "AMICUS" BRIEF

Yesterday, I critiqued Judge John Gleeson’s “friend of the court” brief in support of Judge Emmet Sullivan’s bizarre refusal to allow Attorney General Bill Barr to drop the case against Michael Flynn.

Now, I am not a lawyer, but since yesterday, other articles have appeared that agree with what I had to say and go on to explain with much more specificity the ridiculousness contained in Gleeson’s brief. One very fine article by Andrea Widburg, an attorney in addition to being an editor at AMERICAN THINKER, goes into great, lawyerly detail, but I can boil down the basic arguments.

Widburg titles her piece “From the First Page, Judge Gleeson’s Brief Against Flynn Is A Travesty” and then goes on to tell exactly why.

Widburg accuses Judge Gleeson of LYING, in part by using “fake citations,” cases that don’t really stand for the principles asserted. This is typical of dishonest attorneys, she says, as they think they can get away with it because it’s not likely anyone will check. She checked. And, wouldn't you know, he lies right out of the gate: “Every one of his 14 citations in footnote 2 is a lie,” she says. “That’s all you need to know about his brief.”

She goes through all the case citations included by Gleeson as he tries lamely to argue that it was normal behavior for a judge to call in a third-party (him) to attack the defendant (Flynn) at the trial court level in a criminal case. The examples he cites deal with appellate courts, not trial-level courts like his. Inviting an “amicus” brief, she says, is “standard practice” at the appellate level, but this case is still at trial, where Sullivan is currently presiding. Also, he cites rules and cases that apply to civil litigation; this is a criminal trial.

Gleeson has also been dishonest about the evidence in the case. Widburg quotes someone on Twitter who found that Gleeson had said of Papadopoulos that he “divulged that Russia contacted the campaign.” Really? This judge hasn’t been keeping up very well with the exculpatory evidence that has emerged in the “Russia” probe.

If you’d like to know more about Judge Gleeson and how he came to be involved in this bizarre case, Paul Mirengoff has a piece in the PowerLine blog that tells all, and in more layman’s terms than Widburg uses.

To understand Judge Gleeson, Mirengoff says, you have to know that he sees himself as more of an advocate than a judge. He is by no means neutral. If he wants a particular outcome, he will wage a personal campaign to make that happen. The Flynn case isn’t the first time he's done it. This piece on him is a very interesting read.

While the Flynn case continues, the Senate Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Ron Johnson, and now the Judiciary Committee, chaired by Lindsay Graham, are now both using subpoena power to call a large number of witnesses involved in “Crossfire Hurricane” and find out what those people knew about the sham “evidence” in the case. Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein has already covered himself with shame by not-so-artfully dodging questions about how much he knew about the problems with the Steele “dossier” when he signed the warrant renewal application to keep spying.

Don't expect much media coverage of this as it's going on, as journalists are feasting on public unrest, left-wing craziness and disgusting racial politics that will intensify as we near the election (and likely afterwards). Lindsay Graham, on HANNITY Thursday night, pointed out that the Mueller investigation received round-the-clock coverage for two-and-a-half years. (I would add that this was followed by the media frenzy over the impeachment hearings.) But I'm telling you, have confidence --- just know that the stunning truth is going to come out anyway.

As Graham tells it, there were a couple of FBI agents who were skeptical of the “dossier” and its origins, and they apparently took the initiative to track down Steele’s Russian sub-source. These two agents were the ones who said it came across to them as not real, more like Russian disinformation. There’s a January memo documenting an interview with this sub-source, “basically shredding the reliability of the ‘dossier.’” Surely one or both of these agents went to Comey, McCabe or some other supervisor to advise them the “dossier” was not verified.

"I find it hard to believe that nobody at the top was told by the professionals in the organization, ‘Our case fell apart,” Graham says. “….I don’t believe McCabe and Comey could have possibly not known that the “dossier” had been rejected by the sub-source. I can’t believe the FBI is that poorly run –- that [in] the most important investigation in 30 years of a sitting President, that NOBODY told the top of the FBI, ‘Oh, by the way, our case fell apart.’”

Graham also vows not to let the lower-level agents who interviewed the sub-source take the blame. We shall see; the reluctance expressed by investigators to look at the actions of those at the VERY top is disheartening, to say the least. After all, this is serious criminal misconduct; by August of 2017, right after Rosenstein signed the final FISA renewal application and was writing Mueller's "scope" memo, there was apparently no evidence against anyone named in that memo --- not one bit.

I’ll leave you with a good suggestion for additional reading: Margot Cleveland’s excellent in-depth analysis of Sullivan’s behavior in the Flynn case and Gleeson’s outrageous “friend of the court” brief. As she puts it, “Gleeson more than gave the longtime federal judge exactly what he wanted: a hit job on Donald Trump that the press could parlay into a new faux scandal.” Highly recommended for when you have some time. This looks like a great weekend to turn off the TV.

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  • Terrie O'Neal

    06/15/2020 10:23 PM

    Mike, I have been passing on your website, and letting people know you have a marvelous way of
    getting to the truth, and calling a spade a spade- PLUS- you do it with terrific tongue in cheek. I see that Sarah is a chip off the old block - I so love listening to her when she was the spokesperson for our President! She can bat the birdie over the net and it lands in the lyer's mouth before they even know they have feathers on their faces! She gets that from you! Praise the Lord and pass the rice!
    Sincerely, Terrie O'Neal - a fiesty short woman who was raised by a WWII Marine- Yes or No- there are no maybe's in this house. (Daddism) He had a terrific sense of humor. He taught us to tell the truth, and not ride the fence! He has been with Jesus 9 years. Sure miss him - however - When I was caring for him I said - Hey Pops- you are 88 and I am 63! I won't be that far behind you! We laughed until our sides hurt. Mom was smiling, as he and I bantered. Great Fun! I tell the young people in my life - I wouldn't be here if Dad has not come back from the War! All for now - I pray for you, your wife and your family!

  • Steve Miedema

    06/15/2020 03:02 PM

    Why are we not hearing any more about Biden's blatant Ukrain quid pro quo actions and other clear corruption?!...

  • Glenn T Hyatt

    06/15/2020 11:08 AM

    Mama June had more luck and was more impressive...going from not to hot. There are so many liars out there.

  • Lewis Blinn

    06/15/2020 10:54 AM

    Have you looked at the video of the 1,000± boat parade yesterday on the St. Johns river in Jacksonville, Fl. for President Trump's Birthday. Truly assume!

  • Kay Ritchie

    06/15/2020 09:38 AM

    Governor Huckabee's, I shared on Facebook the "Part II" portion of your Newsletter. Hope this is okay. I believe it needed to be said.

  • Viviana

    06/14/2020 12:39 PM

    God loves black lives as He loves ALL His created beings we are all created in HIS IMAGE, not one group should ESTEEM themselves above another it only creates problems for us ALL.

  • Carl "T" Smith

    06/13/2020 10:40 PM

    I am joining many others in just tuning OUT. We get ZERO News, 99% Opinion -all Anti Trump and NOW Anti-American. I'm tired of the BS so the TV is now off. Gives me an excellent reason to CANCEL CABLE.

  • Timothy Ward

    06/13/2020 02:22 PM

    The last Atlas I bought Seattle and Washington were included in the US.
    The lawlessness and extortion of the people who are participating in this facist coup, should be executed on site, NO QUARTER! Where is the military? Apparently the oath they took are empty words!

    Are there any Americans left in Washington State? If there are, why haven't the bullets been flying?

  • Nancy Evans

    06/13/2020 01:27 PM

    Lol. I tried to find Gone with the Wind... cheapest on Amazon was $155.. on up I might add (top price I saw was over $300). Then my daughter reminded me she had borrowed it. Whew! It seems that all logic has gone out the window. Taking Elmer Fudd's rifle away. Funny but how many people go home and play video games that are twice as violent as any of those shows, cartoons, etc. Will they stop selling them? I doubt it. Keep up the anger and hate. Lord help us all!

  • Floyd A Unger

    06/13/2020 01:11 PM

    Thank you. Scary times. We’ll win. We just must not quit. Yup I’m someone who was born and raised and raised my kids in Seattle. While I still have family and friends that live in Seattle I left that town. Just didn’t like the direction that it was going. Turns out to have been a great decision. I don’t know if I should cry at what is happening or be relieved that I made the right choice. First I relocated to Hawaii and now reside in Alaska.

  • David Darmstadt

    06/13/2020 12:02 PM

    I fully agree with your analysis of the insanity engulfing our country. I am terribly disappointed in the weak-kneed response of our elected so-called leaders. Their silence only encourages more lawlessness as we see being played out all over America today. It will be interesting to watch the disintegration that is inevitable in Chaz. Pity the poor citizens of that calamity who despise the folly of that juvenile enterprise and still cling to the principles that made America the envy of the world.

  • Danny Browning

    06/13/2020 08:53 AM

    Governor anytime is a good time to turn off the TV. It has been situational longer than I can remember with all the canned laughter And movies trying to get an agenda promoted such as homosexuality to adultery accepted as normalcy.

  • Michael Cull

    06/13/2020 08:46 AM

    Cannot believe every day it is more...
    amazon prime has a new category listed as black lives matter for your watching pleasure. It shows up first on shows to watch. I personally do not to be forced to see shows I really don't care to watch, this is another brain washing technique to force us into an unwanted position.

  • William (Bill) Cook

    06/13/2020 07:57 AM

    Black or White-what does it matter
    Why do we have all this chatter
    Stop! Look each other in the face
    Aren’t we all of the human race

    Lest we become tired and feeble
    Why not soar like an eagle
    Walk hand and hand as a brother
    Trusting in God and no other

  • Stephen Hillier

    06/13/2020 07:44 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, thanks for article, we are now being faced with an extreme minority dedicating our future: NFL suggesting making June 19 a national holiday with days off, black athletics at University of Texas demanding the school song, The Eyes of Texas be changed. I say cancel their scholarships immediately if they don't want to play for UT as it is. We cannot let the concept of using a crisis to destroy United States of America to suit the radical left communist. This has nothing to do with RACISM it is ideology of "I hate America" as is taught in our colleges and schools, how else would so many of the youth be involved. God Bless the USA.

  • Wilford (Will) Taylor

    06/13/2020 06:21 AM

    Thanks so much for your tireless search for the truth and explaining it. Please keep up your efforts.

  • Crystal Fenton

    06/13/2020 03:19 AM

    You know it's devolved into absolute insanity, when all the Democrats can offer as a presidential candidate is someone as mentally impaired as Biden! That should have been our first real clue as to how crazy it was going to get.

  • Robert Deplorable Baublitz

    06/13/2020 02:54 AM

    Way to go, Mike. You just gave them their next target. "The Music Man".
    This might be funny if it wasn't so evil.

  • Sandra S Butler

    06/13/2020 01:18 AM

    The only things I watch on TV are "ID," "Forensic Files," and all those old black and white game shows. Homosexuals and and transgenders can have those new shows! Defund PP, not the police.

  • Bill Goldsby

    06/13/2020 01:05 AM

    Governor,

    Oh where do I start? We have CHAZ taking control of six blocks of Seattle and building a Wall, that is right a Wall with men with Semi-Automatic firearms at the ready, to keep "illegal immigrants" out! Guess that they don't want their country overrun, guess they learned their lesson once.

    We have so many paranoid executives now they are cancelling their top rated money producing programs to prove solidarity. They are even taking firearms from cartoon characters, and cartoon cops who are helping others. Then they are turning other cartoon characters into domestic terrorist by giving them dynamite to chase down their former hunters who no longer have weapons to defend themselves! Irony? I think not!

    I think we will see a boycott if NASCAR really soon, there hasn't been much publicity on the ban of the Rebel Flag there. But I know that a few people who would be willing to shutdown there NASCAR for a Couple of Weeks until they change their minds and they have already tried it once and it didn't work.

    Getting rid of the Statues, they have tried it once, we didn't stand for it! We're not going to stand for it this time! If any statues in Washington DC are going to get moved out, it will be the ones in Congress starting with Pelosi and the rest of those old Deadwood. We need some fresh new blood in DC, some that fully understand the correct history of our nation and not the covered up one that the Socialist-Democrats have been indoctrinating our students with the past couple of generations. Then not teaching them the correct way to investigate facts for themselves!

    Sad thing about what I said in the last paragraph falls true when we look at those working in the investigative field like the FBI, they fail to look for the real truth. So we end up with Investigations where they believe what anyone hands them and they don't investigate their sources.

    We live in a world, that I have been investigating just about everything I have been reading and the sources it comes from.

    Thank you for being a great sources. God bless,

    Bill Goldsby
    925-339-7812

  • Shanda Donahue

    06/12/2020 11:26 PM

    Keep keeping on Mr Huckabee. Love your comments and the truth. God help this Country.

  • Robin Rebhan

    06/12/2020 11:03 PM

    "Part II: JUDGE GLEESON'S ATROCITY OF AN "AMICUS" BRIEF"

    Gleeson's brief reminds me of a couple of Winston Churchills one liners;
    "A palimpsest of impenetrable Jargon".
    " The truth is so valuable it is surrounded by a body guard of lies ".
    And of course the Bible KJV " " For we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood have we hid ourselves ".
    Gleeson has proven that windbags are thriving in the judiciary. Tragically the judiciary has been weaponized solely for political purposes.

  • AKing

    06/12/2020 10:40 PM

    Always appreciate the level headed perspective....I must say, however, that one post on FakeBook, today, begged the question, in regards to renaming bases, removing statues and flags, “Where does this end?” How much more of our history must be conceded to appease? This sent chills through my soul, as I realized...this is a means to an end...could it be those pushing these removals are after our Constitution? Why not? After all, it was primarily penned by the slave owner, Thomas Jefferson. Surely that must be offensive to the anarchists as well? Pray the patriots wake up before pendulum is vandalized!

  • Dr. Christine G. Anderson

    06/12/2020 10:31 PM

    I am in the midst of a book called, "Okay, you've had your fun...Now its time to let the adults to take charge". I am appalled by Republicans that support Elizabeth Warren's idea of desecrating the graves of Confederate soldiers; take over a section of Seattle; riot, kill, and throw tantrums. That is truly what they are-children who don't like this or that-when you placate them -of course, they have new demands. Let's get serious -these children and I include those in the media and Congress-the more you accede to these demands-the more they continue. We need to be focused on real solutions that better the lives of all Americans-not just the spoiled brats yelling and screaming about supercilious things that they "don't like". Parents know that giving in time and again to children creates "adults" who are egocentric, spoiled and vacuous. Grow up and let's stop pretending that these trivialities will help anyone.

  • Tom Larson

    06/12/2020 10:13 PM

    I very much appreciate the information that you share with us! If I didn't know that God was in control, I would be very much distressed with all that is going on. The world is in a mess. A lot of insane things are occurring. A lot of "fake" news. But .the ut the one thing in the current events is President Trumps comments about sending troops to Seattle and other places WITHOUT being invited by duly elected officials. I believe he should put that responsibility back on those officials. Let the voters handle it! If the officials don't protect their people's rights and property and refuse ask for help, the people should take care of it. If they don't, they have to live with it! They'll get what they deserve. Just don't give the Democrats and the Media more ammunition. It is getting too close to the election and this one is too important to loose!