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.