Feel-Good/Huck's Hero Story of the Day (and we could really use one): Actor Gary Sinise and his Foundation, in partnership with American Airlines, just sent Gold Star Family children and their surviving parents on his annual “Snowball Express” flights to Disney World for a five-day, all-expenses-paid vacation. The Gary Sinise Foundation says that "the holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families," so they provide "a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs."
And they’ve provided it to a staggering number of military families: 1,000 children and 750 parents this year alone -- and it’s their 14th year! Sinise was inspired to start the program when he read of a letter written by a soldier to his wife, saying he wanted to take the family to Disney World when he got home – but he was killed in action and never made it home.
This is a reminder that there are still some patriotic good guys left in Hollywood. If you’d like to help Gary’s many efforts to entertain the troops and to help active duty military members, veterans, first responders and their families, visit https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/
And if you’d like to learn more about why Gary is such a tireless supporter of our military (he’s been called “the Bob Hope of our generation”) and why he’s so grateful to be an American, you can hear it in his own words in this terrific interview he gave us on “Huckabee” on TBN.
Tuesday should have been a monumental, historic news day: the House of Representatives announcing that it would proceed with Articles of Impeachment against the President of the United States! And how was this earth-shattering news greeted by the public? With a giant, collective yaaaaawn.
To give you an example of how seriously most people take this transparent charade: the stock market reacts to just about every bit of bad news. Even rumors of bad news can send it plummeting. So what happened on Wall Street after the Democrats launched their impeachment missile? Well, the Dow did close down…by 29 points.
That’s because this was the most predictable, least consequential “impeachment” in US history. Ever since the minute Trump won the election in 2016, the disgruntled left has been throwing a public tantrum, and hopping from one foot to another like a three-year-old who needs to go potty, screaming for the bad orange man to be impeached. They've been telling us what they were going to do until our ears were bleeding from having to listen to it. And on Tuesday, the inevitable happened: they soiled themselves. It was probably as much of a relief to those of us who've had to listen to their incessant whining as it was to them to finally let it go.
They’ve gone through one excuse after another, all of which fell apart on examination. Just in the past few months, they’ve skipped from “Russian collusion” to “obstruction of justice” to “quid pro quo” to “bribery” (tested better in focus groups) to “extortion,” back to “quid pro quo” again, until the Spinning Wheel of Impeachment Rationales finally clicked to a stop on the thin, vague and ridiculous “Abuse of Power” and “Obstruction of Congress.”
As Joel B. Pollack explains in detail at Breitbart.com (and seriously: share this link with everyone you know: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/10/pollak-line-by-line-debunking-democrats-articles-of-impeachment-against-trump/ ), both “grounds” are laughable. The first is based on hearsay, zero evidence and ignoring denials from the only people with any firsthand knowledge of what happened, along with criminalizing conduct that is actually the sworn duty of the President. Under the new Democrat standards, you could have impeached any President in history for “abuse of power” simply for exercising his executive powers.
And the second charge was pulled out of their hat instead of a rabbit. Trump didn’t “obstruct Congress,” which isn't an impeachable offense under the Constitution anyway. He denied their requests to participate in their farcical hearings and told them to send a subpoena and we’d let the courts decide. That's the proper way to handle it. It was the Democrats who were in such a rush to impeach that they refused to follow the Constitution. As law Prof. Jonathan Turley pointed out, the House Democrats are the ones who have actually abused their powers by refusing to recognize the rights and powers of the other two branches.
(And don’t even get me started on their claim that they have to impeach him to prevent him from doing impeachable things in the future. They actually produced a majority report that has the same plot as the Tom Cruise movie, “Minority Report.”)
So it’s no surprise that nobody other than rabid Democratic partisans and the media (but I repeat myself) take this bad “SNL” sketch seriously. A new poll found that even 61% of Democrats don’t believe Trump will be removed.
A new Quinnipiac survey finds that opposition to impeachment has reached 51% overall, the highest since September. The more people saw of the Democrats’ “case,” the less convinced they were.
Even the House Democrats pushing this diaper load signaled that they don’t really believe their own balloon juice. As their Lying Czar Adam Schiff was solemnly intoning about how sad and reluctant they were to be forced to take this drastic step because the President is such an imminent danger to America, they knew they were about to announce an agreement with him to pass the USMCA North American trade deal, negotiated by that same dangerous President who doesn’t care about helping anyone but himself, a deal that will create thousands of jobs for Americans.
(At his rally last night, Trump said the impeachment actually forced Nancy Pelosi to finally take action on the trade deal because “it plays down the impeachment, because they're embarrassed by impeachment, and our poll numbers have gone through the roof because of her stupid impeachment."
It should be noted, though, that the Democrats won a number of concessions in that trade deal that Republicans are not happy about.)
The next step in this long slog is the actual vote, when we’ll find out how many Democrats actually want to go down in history (and their swing district reelections) by voting “Aye” on this abomination. Some are reportedly meeting in desperate hopes of exchanging this rancid Christmas fruitcake for a censure vote instead.
We’ll also see how many make pious speeches about how sorrowful they are to be forced to vote to impeach the President but the grounds are so serious they simply must, when they've already voted at least three times to impeach him for petty things I don’t remember and refuse to waste time even looking up. And the rest are talking about impeaching him again countless times if he wins reelection.
And they expect anyone to take this seriously? The only questions remaining are, “Will they really be suicidal enough to pass this joke?” and “Will the Senate throw it out right away or force them to put up a trial?” I’m sympathetic to those who just want it to be over, but I’m also sick of seeing these spoiled children get their way with no consequences, and I’d really love to see them (especially Schiff) get the spanking they deserve by being forced to testify under oath, to expose their chicanery and finally set the record straight for all the Americans who get their “news” from the DNC’s propaganda media outlets and still believe Trump must’ve actually done something impeachable.
Hint: If everyone who’s sick of this votes in 2020 to take the House away from these incontinent children, then they can go back to voting to impeach Trump for everything he does with no consequences, and we adults can go back to ignoring them, and everyone can be happy and concentrate on making America great again.
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is suing the FBI and DOJ for releasing her salacious text messages with Peter Strzok, the agent with whom she was reportedly having an affair. She claims it was a breach of the Federal Privacy Act, and she suffered numerous damages, such as being exposed to mockery and harassment, diminished earnings capacity and the cost of therapy to deal with it.
The lawsuit faces an uphill climb for a number of reasons, including the limitations on lawsuits against the federal government and her stunning claim that there was no public interest justification in releasing their text messages (as much of an eye-roller as the claim that their political bias didn’t affect the way they did their jobs). Also, doesn’t everyone know that if you send personal messages on your employer’s cell phone, they aren’t private? Wouldn’t you at least be expected to know that if you're a lawyer who works for the FBI?
I have some personal sympathy for Ms Page. I’m sure it must be difficult to have your actual sins exposed for all the world to see. But pardon me if I have more sympathy for people who’ve lost their jobs, homes, life savings and reputations because some partisan hacks in Washington abused their powers and tried to frame them as Russian agents.
I have the greatest respect for people who rescue animals. Therefore, I think we should allow them to devote their time to serious cases of abuse and stop making them spend it removing little cowboy hats from pigeons in Las Vegas.
That’s right, you heard me. Whoever is behind this, get a real job and stop gluing tiny cowboy hats on pigeons! Unless, of course, the pigeons are stars in their own show on the Strip: "Cowboy Pigeons on Ice."