Evening Edition - July 12

July 12, 2018

Strzok hearing becomes shocking procedural mess; answers still hidden

FBI agent Peter Strzok actually did show up for his public hearing Thursday before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.  (Lisa Page’s attorney says she will go in for her closed-door hearing tomorrow.)  The immediate take-away from Strzok’s interview is that the Democrats are so terrified of questions being answered that expose the FBI’s activities, they’re willing to create just about the craziest scene ever witnessed in such a hearing.  And that’s saying a lot.

It was just insane –- not just on the Democratic side, either, but mostly.  It’s going to take me hours to pull my slack jaw off the floor and make some sense out of this mess.  In the meantime, I’ll just let you know that I was absolutely correct in my prediction of what Strzok would say to weasel out of his most infamous text:  “We’ll stop it.”  (“We” doesn’t mean Strzok, Page and/or the patriots at the FBI --- it means “the American people.”  I am not kidding; he wants us to buy that.)

 As I write this, the questioning of Strzok is still going on.  Stay tuned for my new list of questions for Strzok, the follow-up questions.  Purely rhetorical, of course, because the row of FBI attorneys sitting behind him would surely instruct him not to answer, much as he would LOVE to, of course.  Certainly anything involving Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr and/or Fusion GPS would send them all into a huddle of ridiculous length and seriousness.

So for now, we’ll just start with Question 1:  Mr. Strzok, if, as you say, you feel frustrated over not being allowed to answer questions that you would LOVE to answer, why are you boasting that happy little cat-that-ate-the-canary grin?

Obama too

Before the Democrats launch into their usual exploding-noggin outrage over what Trump told NATO, a reminder that Obama told them pretty much the same thing.  Except Trump said it to their faces and meant it.  "Fascist!"

https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1017233744825118722

Hilarious Kavanaugh Hashtag campaign

In their frantic attempts to find something…anything!...to smear incredibly-qualified and squeaky-clean Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats have descended to fake news (WaPo), making fun of his first name like a high school mean girl (Stephen Colbert) and accusing him of charging too many baseball tickets on his credit card (that actually went viral, even though it appears he was buying tickets for this friends, too, and they reimbursed him and he paid the bill.  Out-RAGE-ous!) 

Accusing him of being un-American for liking baseball was like…well, accusing him of being un-American for liking baseball.  It was so pathetic that it’s inspired a hilarious new hashtag campaign: #brettkavanaughscandals.  The idea is to accuse him of the most ridiculously picayune “scandal” imaginable.  Twitchy compiled a few of the funnier ones.  I could forgive him for allegedly wearing white after Labor Day, but pineapple on pizza?! Truly, this man must never be allowed near the Supreme Court!

 

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2018/07/12/pineapple-on-pizza-noooo-brettkavanaughscandals-is-the-stuff-of-hashtag-legend/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget



Trump press conference

Following his “put up or shut up” meeting with NATO allies in Europe, President Trump held a press conference that aired very early this morning due to the time difference.  If you missed it, catch up with it here.  It will give your day a bigger jumpstart than a grande cup of coffee.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/12/trump-dubs-himself-stable-genius-calls-nato-summit-success.html

 

Goofus and Gallant

Goofus and Gallant, DC Style:  Hours after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Democratic Congress members fed the fear machine by calling him horrible names, claiming he would harm women and school children, and threatening to impeach him.

https://www.westernjournal.com/dnc-chair-says-impeachment-possible-for-trumps-new-scotus-pick/

 Hours after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh fed the homeless.

 Guess which one(s) are Goofus?

 https://www.westernjournal.com/dnc-chair-says-impeachment-possible-for-trumps-new-scotus-pick/

 

Identity politics

The ultimate end game of identity politics, after you invent 57 genders and pit them all against each other for government largesse:

In London, outrage broke out over the LGBTQ Pride Parade, when a group of lesbians called “Get The L Out” marched with a banner reading “Transactivism Erases Lesbians.”  They were accused of “shocking and disgusting” bigotry, ignorance, hate and transphobia.  But they claim that “lesbians are being assaulted by trans women for refusing to have sex with them,” and lesbians are being “intimidated, threatened and silenced by the GBT community” for protesting it.  Or as a spokes…person put the controversy succinctly:

 “The GBT community today, by supporting the rights of males who ‘identify as lesbians’ (also called ‘transwomen’) over the rights of lesbians to choose their sexual partners (on the basis of their sex, not how they ‘identify’) is in fact enforcing heterosexuality on lesbians. This is a misogynistic and anti-lesbian manifestation of the rape culture we live in.”


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 So by trying to accommodate every possible manifestation of gender identity, the very people doing it are now allededly enforcing heterosexual “rape culture” on lesbians. I think humorist James Thurber put it clearer decades ago when he wrote: “You might as well fall flat on your face as bend over too far backwards.

https://www.westernjournal.com/lgbt-groups-clash-get-the-l-out-shows-up-pride-parade/

 

Dumb story

There’s always stiff competition for this title, but I think this is probably a pretty sure bet to be the “Dumbest Story of the Day.”

 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/12/university-wyomings-cowboy-slogan-rustles-up-some-controversy.

Satire comment

Note: This is from a conservative satire site. It is not real.  It just seems real.  Unlike liberals, we actually put disclaimers on our fake news.

https://babylonbee.com/news/resistance-movement-vows-to-do-anything-to-stop-trump-short-of-treating-other-half-of-country-with-respect/

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  • Philip Eckerberg

    07/13/2018 06:59 PM

    The Wyoming Cowboy thing is ridiculous. I live in extreme Western Nebraska, just 20 miles from the Wyoming border, and we are much closer to Laramie than to Lincoln. I know many Western Nebraskans that have chosen UW over UNL and one of my children is considering it. I think the campaign slogan of we need more cowboys is brilliant and I hope UW will tell the politically correct crowd to stuff it. Unfortunately Laramie is known as Wyoming's most liberal city so we will see what happens. Go Cowboys!!

  • Philip Eckerberg

    07/13/2018 06:58 PM

    The Wyoming Cowboy thing is ridiculous. I live in extreme Western Nebraska, just 20 miles from the Wyoming border, and we are much closer to Laramie than to Lincoln. I know many Western Nebraskans that have chosen UW over UNL and one of my children is considering it. I think the campaign slogan of we need more cowboys is brilliant and I hope UW will tell the politically correct crowd to stuff it. Unfortunately Laramie is known as Wyoming's most liberal city so we will see what happens. Go Cowboys!!

  • Terri White

    07/13/2018 06:03 PM

    Oh my!!! My sides hurt from laughing!!! This just may be your best evening edition yet!!!!

  • Pam Alcanter

    07/13/2018 05:07 PM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee. I continue to read your very understandable takes on the news. I have learned sooo much by your explanations. Not the least being how to spell picayune. Thank you for that.
    I love you, I love your daughter and I'm sure I'd love your wife if I knew her and I love the United States of America. God bless us one and all!

  • nikki johnson

    07/13/2018 02:49 PM

    The dirty FBI cops don't stop in DC. Daniel Love and Greg Bretzig come to mind, and all their buddies. Bretzig was removed by the State of Utah because he was so dirty. Love has marched across the West, leaving a path of destruction, including lives ruined and a doctors death. Two well known rogue Agents. There are more working under the radar. The Agency has sullied itself and should be closed.

  • jack macdonald

    07/13/2018 02:34 PM

    I do not understand that people state over and over again that Strokz, Comey, et al should be fired and some were, but are we not missing the point that these people should be tried for treason. It is not a trivial matter that these people tried to override the will of the people and their votes. How can it be that people entrusted with protecting the constitution can blatantly violate it and stay on the job, keep their security clearance, lie openly to a congressional committee and obstruct justice. What in holy hell is going on? Are we just a bunch of idiots? Until Bill, Hill, and the rest of this bunch of lying bastards go to jail you can forget about me having faith in this government. Manafort is a sleazeball and probably deserves some punishment, but his crimes are miniscule compared to Hill and Bill.

  • LORI ANN REGO

    07/13/2018 12:11 PM

    GOV. HUCKABEE I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE I'M NOT A ROBOT PICTURES EASIER TO SEE BEING I HAVE A VISUAL IMPAIRMENT. I APPRECIATE IT.

  • LORI ANN REGO

    07/13/2018 12:07 PM

    GOV. HUCKABEE THAT IS SO CRAZY ABOUT MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT KAVAUGH 7 THE BASEBALL TICKETS. WHAT IS MORE AMERICAN THAN BASEBALL. PAYING FOR TICKET ON A CREDIT CARD IS NORMAL. I'M DISAPPOINTED. THOSE INVESTIGATERS HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK ON.

  • Glenda Kee

    07/13/2018 11:09 AM

    I WATCHED THE STRZOK OPEN HEARING ALL DAY YESTERDAY. IT WAS TRULY A CIRCUS, ESPECIALLY WHEN GOHMERT MADE THE STATEMENT ABOUT HIM LOOKING INTO HIS WIFE'S EYES. I THOUGHT THE DEM'S WERE GOING RABID LIKE A PACK OF WILD DOGS. STRZOK IS A PROFESSIONAL AT SKIRTING THE TRUTH. HE HAS TRAINED WELL IN THAT FIELD I JUST WANTED TO SLAP THAT SMIRK OFF HIS FACE SO MANY TIMES. HE IS SO ARROGANT IT IS SICKENING. IT WAS ALMOST AS IF HE HAD MEMORIZED HIS ANSWERS TO EACH QUESTION. I AM STILL NOT SURE THAT HE DIDN'T. AT THE END OF THE DAY, I FELT I HAD WASTED THE ENTIRE DAY BECAUSE WE KNEW NO MORE AT THE END OF THE DAY THAN WE DID AT THE BEGINNING. OTHER THAN SOME OF HIS ABSOLUTELY STUPID ANSWERS WHICH I THINK HE ACTUALLY EXPECTED US TO BELIEVE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS TODAY AND FOREVER

  • Angela

    07/13/2018 10:43 AM

    Thank you for your comments about Strzok hearings yesterday. Yes, we Americans did stop them. : )

  • Patricia J. Curtis

    07/13/2018 12:51 AM

    Did Kavanaugh who Aided In Cover-up Of Vince Foster Case knowingly the official Vince Foster report cited the following:

    There was evidence of grand jury witness intimidation.
    Foster’s car was NOT at the park so he couldn’t have driven himself to the location to commit suicide.
    Foster didn’t own the gun - a 38 caliber revolver - that was alleged used and his fingerprints were not even on the weapon. Police brought the gun to the scene and planted it there.
    Yet, Kavanaugh has gone along with the official story. Why?

    Was it so that he would be made a federal judge ?

  • Lea Snow

    07/13/2018 12:15 AM

    I’m just wondering if anybody else noticed that most of Strzok testimonial answers was pretty docile and quietly spoken UNTIL one of his lawyers behind him handed him a note then almost immediately he began raising his voice and answering questions in sanctamonial outrage. Could the note have told him to do it? Hummmm.....I wonder.

  • philip crane

    07/13/2018 12:10 AM

    Glad to read the LBJ-BLT multi perversion groups are turf fighting each other over one-up-man/it/ship.
    What's real sick is organizations, even the VA system, are appeasing a bunch of he, she's and its that mock Christianity and it's icons, thrive on sodomy and hate anyone that doesn't roll over for them. WE all knew when Obama's military opened the floodgates to queers their
    simple minded flag and policies would crop up on buildings and flagpoles attached to military service. Soon the worm will turn and people will start realizing the moral fabric of this nation is being purged by weirdos and the real ones with phobias. Decency will eventually prevail again.

  • Barbara Gray

    07/12/2018 11:27 PM

    I watched/listened to that fiasco hearing today. One thing stood out to me. Many of the Democratic members said that President Trump did not deserve to be president (among other things bad about him). It is my understanding that if a person has the most number of votes by the Electoral College, that he/she is the winner of the election. I remember during the Presidential Debates that Hillary made a big deal about Trump agreeing with the outcome, don't you? So, what has happened? If a person wins the Electoral College, he/she DESERVES to be president because "we the people" chose him. So I guess these same Democrats have put "we the people" in the same basket of deplorables that Hillary said we belong in. No wonder they can't get anything done in Congress. They hate the people they were elected to serve. They need to understand the difference between "wisdom" and "knowledge". Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. (Old Southern saying)

  • Dusty Hickey

    07/12/2018 11:24 PM

    JOKE! I spent most of the day in my PJ watching the debacle in Congress over this FBI liar. He is one scary man. Who is he kidding about not being biased. The Democrats sitting there trying to disrupt the whole thing as best as they could . Then have a love fest over what a super job he has done in the FBI and how sorry they are for this whole thing happening to him and not his fault but they are just looking to cover up for the Russians who disrupted the election. That I as a woman would never ever have voted for Hillary, Russian or no Russian. No man my husband of 40 years was gone. He was hiding behind the FBI my friends who will take care of me. He should be fired. Say the things he did . Yes we are allowed an opinion but not per all the control he had over the investigations of Hillary and Pres Trump up to being the Russians helped him win? Not true. Gov. not a good time and unless all the Republicans come together and not per their own bias and concept stand back and not back this President we are going to get Pelosi and Waters and some of the other idiots I saw today speaking for the Democrats. That was so bad. They only used this for their own sounding board to tear down Pres Trump they had not interest in what this FBI man did he was for Hillary so who cares how he did what he did ? Amazing how they all SMELL .

  • Bob

    07/12/2018 10:46 PM

    When Strzok was asked whether Mueller asked him about the biased texts, Strzok answered that DIRECTOR Mueller did not. I couldn't watch the whole hearing, so I don't know if any of the committee members picked up on that. The question was about Mueller as the special prosecutor, not as the director of the FBI. That response was true because the texts hadn't occurred back then, but it was very deceptive. And he claims to take offense that his integrity is being questioned!

  • Martha J Orlando

    07/12/2018 09:44 PM

    Thank you, as always, Governor, for your clarifying thoughts on the madness that surrounds us daily. Reading your commentary and listening to Rush and Hannity help me to keep a healthy perspective on all these ongoing issues of our day. I think my biggest concern at the moment is the two-tiered justice system, the one that lets Hillary off the hook, but would put the ordinary citizen, or the Paul Manafort, in jail in a heart beat. We cannot lose our country to these deep state losers! Please keep up the good fight, and though I don't always comment here, know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Betty Johanna Hutson

    07/12/2018 09:30 PM

    Thanks Mike for your input on what's going on in the courts. I love your comment to question 1. on Peter Strzok on his day in court. I am glad that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be our next Supreme Court Judge. From listening to him on Monday night when he accepted the nomination from President Trump, his sincere integrity,honesty and actions. We need more men and women also in office who stick to their integrity and standards.
    God bless you and your family.

  • Ray Cowden Witter

    07/12/2018 09:05 PM

    How can we heal and recreate a positive view and appreciation of our Justice Department and the FBI?
    I stress the HOW can we?
    Sincerely,
    RCW

  • Maralyn Killorn

    07/12/2018 08:59 PM

    Thank you, Mike. You are the best and your comments enhance who you are. God be with you and your lovely family.

  • Max Fowler

    07/12/2018 08:12 PM

    Agent Strzok's extramarital affair leaves him open to blackmail. He should lose his security clearance and be fired from the FBI.

  • Max Fowler

    07/12/2018 08:04 PM

    St. Peter earned a Purple Heart from one Democrat. I don't know whether to believe this St. Peter or not, but like Matthew 7 says, "Judge not......", so I'll just opine that I would not want to be close to him during a lightning storm!

  • Michael Galloway

    07/12/2018 07:21 PM

    Thanks again for all your efforts to report the news, conservative and otherwise and all the things we will never hear about because the lying left liberal fake news media doesn't want us to know !! Enjoyed your article on Trump's blunt truths and fake news from NBC (Nothing But Crap) I thoroughly enjoy President Trumps blunt truths. Don't agree with everything he says or everything he tweets, but I'd take his blunt truths and statement over what we had with Obama, appeasing and telling what sounds good, but pure lies !!
    I hope you will continue to pursue the fake media coverage of carefully angled TV cameras of protests, etc.
    I hope you will be really spreading any news of the Democratic effort to distract, lie, and do everything they do daily to discredit the president and try to tell a much different story to as many Americans who are foolish enough to believe them. The mid-term elections are coming and it will only get worse with the smearing, lies and creating of stories to distract the American public.
    Thanks again for all you do and I hope there are other conservative news outlets that will continue to pursue the news that pertains to the many good conservative, patriotic loving Americans who actually are glad to see our country getting turned around, even though at times slowly. But every time President Trump rescinds an Obama policy, regulation or executive order, it is just one more step towards Making America Great Again !!!!!!!!!