Today's Newsletter January 7 Edition

January 7, 2020

Today's Edition

 

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I said it yesterday: “enough is enough” when it comes to political stunts such as Speaker Pelosi’s withholding of the two Articles of Impeachment (which are themselves a stunt). Democrats needs to get it into their tiny one-track brains that there is too much going on in the world to make everything about “getting Trump.” Sen. Lindsay Graham was out in front on this over the weekend, urging Pelosi to get on with it or else the Senate would approve a rule change that allowed them to go forward without a formal delivery of the Articles. They didn’t need her and refused to be controlled by her.

And now, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has introduced a proposal for a 25-day deadline on getting the Articles. That’s 25 days not from the date of the proposal –- Hawley introduced it on Jan. 6 –- but from the Dec. 19 adoption of the Articles, “as recorded in the Journal of the House of Representatives,” which leaves Madam Speaker only until Jan. 13, less than a week from now and counting down.

At this point, that seems like a generous amount of time.

Hawley’s proposal would have to be approved without debate, by recorded vote in the Senate. Then, once the deadline is reached, if Pelosi hasn’t turned over the Articles, they “shall be deemed exhibited before the Senate” anyway and it will be in order for any senator to offer a motion to dismiss the Articles. With prejudice. (That means the Senate can’t submit them later.) As I understand it, the resolution doesn’t require that this happen, just that it will be in order if someone so moves. The Senate will also be able to conduct a trial if that’s what they decide. They can do what they want, Articles or no Articles.

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


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"Speaking truth to power"

By Mike Huckabee

The left love to use the phrase, “Speaking truth to power,” but they don’t like it very much when they’re the power and someone speaks the truth to them.  In Ricky Gervais’ monologue at the Golden Globes, he reminded a world that has become far too afraid of what a handful of professionally offended twits on Twitter might say about them of what a great comedian does.  In the tradition of the jester daring to mock the king, he told the stark truth in a funny way, right into the faces of the people he was ridiculing for their smug, oblivious hypocrisy. 

And boy, did the leftist elites hate hearing it!

https://www.westernjournal.com/mainstream-media-quickly-defends-hollywood-stars-ricky-gervais-golden-globes-barbs/

The usual liberal protection media outlets (CNN, Washington Post, L.A. Times, USA Today, Slate, the New York Times, etc.) rushed to put out the fire Gervais lit under the pompous and preening Hollywood hypocrites in the same way they did after Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix special that roasted thin-skinned, politically-correct “cancel culture”: by writing bad reviews and telling their readers their jokes were unfunny and mean, so don't watch these “problematic” and “hateful” performances.

Luckily, the vast majority of Americans (as I wrote in my book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” those of us who live in that big, empty expanse of flyover real estate between the coasts known as “America”) have long since learned either to ignore them or to take their politically-correct pans as a sure sign of a must-see.  Their bad reviews were dwarfed (am I still allowed to use that term?) by an avalanche of comments calling it the greatest awards show monologue in history. 

On YouTube, Gervais' biting monologue currently has over 7,750,000 views, with 285,000 thumbs up to just 4,300 thumbs down.

https://youtu.be/LCNdTLHZAeo

Sounds like a lot more Americans agree with him than liberal Hollywood and its media palace guard want to believe. Americans are watching and rewatching (and laughing, high-fiving and fist-pumping) Gervais’ takedown of the pompous, political and PC celebs while skipping the rest of the show, especially the winners who were unwise enough to ignore his advice and inflict their wokeness on us. 

Some commentators have suggested that Chappelle’s and Gervais’ revolt against the Twitter “outrage mobs” may signal a turning point, the first shots in a long-overdue counter-offensive against the perpetually offended.  Maybe this decade will become the second Roaring ‘Twenties, when free speech and being unafraid to voice honest opinions and undeniable facts all come roaring back.  I certainly hope so.  It’s been lonely these past few years, being one of the few people on Twitter who’s consistently tweeted exactly what I think and ignored or laughed at all the people who call me nasty names for it.  

I would cite the vicious slapdown from their readers as an example to these media outlets of what “speaking truth to power” really means, but I think it’s really a better example of how they no longer wield any “power” to influence public opinion. 

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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

At this link, Derek Hunter has more to say about the Golden Globes, in his usual brutally hilarious way.  He makes the point that the entertainment media are exactly like the liberal political media: their job is not to tell the truth, it’s to insure they keep getting access by acting as PR agents for the people they’re supposed to be reporting on.  No wonder they hate Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle! 

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2020/01/07/liberals-once-again-prove-just-how-miserable-they-are-n2559038

By the way, what CNN thought was praiseworthy about the Golden Globes was celebrities ignoring Gervais’ advice not to use their thank-you speech time to make uninformed political statements, like blaming the Australian wildfires on climate change (so far, 183 people have been arrested for arson for deliberately setting fires.)  CNN actually thought the highlight of the show was Michelle Williams’ reprehensible defense of aborting your own child if it advances your career.

At the link below, Joy Pullman has a thought-provoking article about how horrifying it was to see Hollywood elites applaud that chilling sentiment. 

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/06/no-michelle-williams-women-dont-need-to-kill-their-kids-to-get-ahead/

She goes beyond Hollywood to discuss the devastating effects on society as a whole of prioritizing career advancement over the sanctity of life.  Note one excellent point:

Celebrities always lecture us about thinking of “the children.”  But she writes that if a small child were brought out on stage with a gun to its head, and the winner forced to choose between the child’s life or the award, of course they’d choose to let the child live.  So why do they applaud the idea that winning a Golden Globe is worth killing your own unborn child, and promote it to other women?

 

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With her typical astuteness, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has put her finger on what’s wrong with the modern Democratic Party: it just has too much diversity of thought. (I’ll pause for a moment while your mind stops reeling.) It seems that Joe Biden (who’s supposed to be the “moderate” in the race, but who has embraced just about every wacko leftist proposal to woo “progressive” primary voters: https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/353921) is just too conservative to be in the same party as AOC, who’s endorsed socialist Bernie Sanders.  She declared, “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/ocasio-cortez-goes-biden-complains-democratic-party-inclusive/

I’ll just note that in most countries run by socialists, there are no other parties, because if you dare to start one, they jail or shoot you. 

Still, I wish her success in continuing her efforts to drive out all the apostates who don’t embrace the full Venezuela experience.  Just keep winnowing out the non-believers until you get the party down to a tiny, Kool Aid-sipping far-left religious cult.  All the people who’ve been forced out by the crazies can then become Republicans or start a moderate third party and crush you. Bernie, AOC and their cult of history-resistant true believers can then be what I’ll call the “Spinal Tap Democrats.”  They’re not rapidly dwindling in popularity; their appeal is just becoming more selective…

https://youtu.be/UZ6JxAgmxXg

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."

- 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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  • Fiorella Weaver

    01/07/2020 08:12 PM

    Governor, I enjoy your humor and wise comments very much. Just one minor correction: America is not only the United States. Inhabitants from Canada to the southern tip of Argentina and everything in between are also "Americans". We just don't want them to be "United Statians" unless they have come into this country legally. Thank you for your faithfulness and love for this country.

  • Melinda Lucas

    01/07/2020 02:39 PM

    Thank you for bringing a light to the show that is going on around us. I will be 70 in February and have NEVER seen such a display of narcissism, nepotism, and nastiness! Whew! Wears me out just hearing the rhetoric of these people in the government and Hollywood, but I like to be aware of what is going on as much as possible. That way I can be prepared for what comes next!

  • Lawrence Foster

    01/07/2020 01:19 PM

    I have never watched a "golden globules" show, an Oscar show nor any other over-hyped mutual tucho-oscular performances where Sillywood likes to pat themselves on the back. My first thought, should I inadvertently come across one of these shows on the TV, is to go into full leftist mode, scream and slam a lamp into the TV, then call my lawyer to have him sue the TV network for daring to "trigger" me. Then I settle back into normal human mode, flick the remote, and watch something else.

  • Amelia Little

    01/07/2020 12:59 PM

    I had commented on a thread about the great performance of Ricky Gervais and was told --he's a comedian and it was like a roast, and the hoolywood elites reacted with their great senses of humor, and took it all as a joke. However, as I read various accounts about reactions, it seems not all in the audience had the "sense of humor" this guy mentioned. And, the media sure didn't. Thought I would choke when there was a tweet from (some irrelevant) media that it was HORRIBLE!!! It took away the SERIOUSNESS the "celebrities" have for that awards ceremony. The climate hoax is SERIOUS. The impending war over killing a terrorist is SERIOUS. It took away from their planned political statements--HORRIBLE!!! I guess they all forget they ain't getting awards for their political actions, it is supposed to be for their performances in or producing entertainment features.

    I see pelosi is hell bent on writing a bill that will curtail the President's war powers. I'm just wondering, if queen nancy's edict goes through (seems not likely,) does she and her fellow supporters on this realize that the same restrictions would hold if (God forbid) a Democrat ever became President? They don't seem to look very far in the future. And, someone needs to sit her (and probably shumer and other Senate or even House Democrats, and 'splain to them that THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE SENATE. THEY DON'T GET TO MAKE UP THEIR RULES FOR THE HOUSE THEN DEMAND TO GET TO MAKE UP RULES FOR THE SENATE. Methinks pelosi's head got a little too big when 1) Democrats took the House and 2) Representatives were stupid enough to return the gavel to her hot little fist. For some reason, she seems to think that gives her Presidential powers, what she says goes (of course seems the likes of the squad maybe be giving her orders,) end of story. We have pelosi, we don't need a full Congress or President or Vice President or any Cabinet members.

    In addition to the lopez guy who offered "we" to off the President for only half of the Iran bounty, he "doubled down" on his statement. Except (although they can't talk about it) it seems he might have had a Secret Service visit because now, of course. "it was a joke." You know, there are people in jail because they might have said "I could kiill so-and-so for making me angry" although that was a figure of speech back in saner times. Seems that threats to the President should be taken more seriously than that. And now some football dude (not the nike guy, but I think a FORMER player) seems to have made signs making the White House a target. He should be behind bars, too. But, there are plenty more that have gone before who should not have gotten to wheedle their way out of the threats they have made.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/07/2020 11:16 AM

    Gervalis GG comments: portend for Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, etc???