January 12, 2019


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Today's Commentary --- Elvis’ “Taking Care of Business” philosophy -- "Huckabee" preview -- Pray for Jayme Closs -- Border Agents to CNN: Pitch a tent at the border -- "Generation Snowflake" -- ICYMI: Media bias on full display -- Inspiration -- ICYMI: President Trump's speech--- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


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.”


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"Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee

The government may be shut down, but the staff of “Huckabee” on TBN never stops working!  We have another great new show for you tonight, starting off with a discussion on the politics of impeachment with Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz. You’ll be inspired by Richard Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11.  James Riley, owner of historic Riley’s Farm, will tell about his battle to defend free speech from PC school officials.  America’s funniest pastor, Dr. Dennis Swanberg, will have you in stitches.  We’ll visit “Our Kind of Town,” and I’ll give you “The Facts of the Matter” about some serious issues, plus a dose of goofy news, “In Case You Missed It.” There are lots more surprises, too, including a special musical number from the best band on TV, Tre Corley and the Music City Connection. 

It’s all coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, repeated the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. You can find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, at



Pray for Jayme Closs

By Mike Huckabee

I would urge every American of every faith to say a prayer for 13-year-old Jayme Closs.  She was missing for 87 days before escaping from her alleged abductor, who is also suspected of having murdered her parents.  I can’t even imagine the horrors this poor child experienced at the hands of that monster.  Thank God that she was able to escape and is safe. Please pray for healing and peace for her and for justice to be done.

In a somewhat related story, a convicted pedophile has reportedly written a letter confessing to the 1996 murder of child beauty pageant star JonBenet Ramsey.  But if this is a hoax confession, it wouldn’t be the first one.  Details are at the link; expect far more investigation of this before we know whether there’s anything to it or not.


Border Agents to CNN: Pitch a tent at the border

By Mike Huckabee

CNN demonstrated twice this week that it puts promoting the PC narrative that there’s no illegal immigration crisis ahead of evidence, common sense and their own lyin’ eyes.  First, there was Jim Acosta’s hilariously clueless report from McAllen, Texas, that there already was a steel barrier there, yet nobody was trying to cross – well, duh!  Then, CNN dropped a request for help from a San Diego TV station after learning that it had reported on how well building a wall had worked.  Now, they’re going for strike three.

CNN’s excuses were flying thick and fast, with the latest from Acosta being that even on a stretch of the border where there was only a chain link fence, “occasionally, migrants come through,” but it was “quite safe.”  

That prompted a spokesman for local Border Patrol agents to make a suggestion to Acosta.  He said, sure, everything seems pretty nice and calm during the day, when you’re out there with cameras.  But pitch a tent by the river and stay out there in the dark for a couple of nights, then get back to them on how safe he feels.  He pointed out that while CNN was saying there is no border crisis, in just that spot, they deal with the equivalent of one of those notorious caravans, up to 10,000 migrants, each and every week.   

I’m passing this along because you probably won’t see it on CNN, or too many other media outlets that put narrative over facts.  We already know that CNN has an aversion to presenting news about the border from people who actually know what they’re talking about.




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"Generation Snowflake"

By Mike Huckabee

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson denied that he gave a widely-quoted interview blasting “Generation Snowflake” and people who try to clamp down on free speech in the name of being offended.  Johnson says the story is “100% false” and he “never said those words.”

Too bad.  For a minute there, I thought we’d finally found someone to host the Oscars.  Oh well, back to James Woods!


ICYMI: Media bias on full display

By Mike Huckabee

If you listen to the mainstream media, you’d think that Trump’s Oval Office Address on border security Tuesday was a disaster, and we should all listen instead to the wise adults, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who assure us there is no problem with having a porous border and somewhere between 11 and 30 million people residing in America illegally with more flowing in every day. Seldom has the media narrative been more at odds with public perception, and I’m not just talking about all the memes ridiculing how Pelosi and Schumer looked.

After more than two years of hyperbolic, 24/7 anti-Trump media coverage, viewers who don’t keep up closely with politics were primed to see that the Oval Office had been taken over by a ranting, crazy, hateful, incoherent, Hitler-quoting monster. Instead, they saw a President who seemed to be thoughtful, soft-spoken and compassionate about the terrible toll that an unsecured border is taking on both Americans and the people risking their lives to sneak in, but firm and resolute about forcing his political opponents to work with him to solve it. That was such a disconnect from what the media’s been telling them for years that it made it hard to believe anything else they had to say (and considering their transparently partisan - and preemptive - attempts at “fact-checking” him, that was a wise choice.)




By Mike Huckabee

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer might not have inspired any confidence that Democrats give a flip about border security, but they sure inspired a lot of hilarious comments and memes.  Here’s a round-up of the latest and funniest.


ICYMI: President Trump's speech

By Mike Huckabee

I hope you watched President Trump’s brief address last night on border security, and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s response.

The media being as it is these days, coverage mostly focused on attempts to twist and hair-split any of the statistics Trump cited, as if that would refute his entire premise that it’s not a good idea for the US to have a porous national border and to be hosting anywhere from 11 to 30 million illegal residents. There’s also a tendency to focus on style over substance, as if nitpicking Trump’s vocal inflections, necktie, or decision to speak from the Oval Office would refute the importance of what he was saying. So I’m going to buck the trend and discuss the substance first:



Evening Edition - January 11

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse (KJV)

"With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love."

– Ephesians 4:2

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