There was so much news over the weekend about the DOJ’s handling of the Roger Stone and Andrew McCabe cases that perhaps the biggest story of all got lost.
On Friday, Eric Felten at RealClearInvestigations detailed meetings and highly classified secrets illegally shared by the FBI with British ex-spy Christopher Steele, gleaned from “unpublicized disclosures” in the IG report on abuses of the FISA process.
According to Felten, the shocking findings about the information-sharing with Steele are on pages 114-115 and footnote 513, and supported on pages 386-390 and footnotes 252 and 513. We learn that not only did the FBI accept unverified (fictional) “dossier” material from Steele KNOWING that he was working for the Hillary campaign through Fusion GPS, they made it a two-way street by passing information to him as well –- again, KNOWING that he was working for the Hillary campaign through Fusion GPS. And the information was highly classified.
Steele briefed Glenn Simpson at Fusion GPS on information the FBI had given him. And he told the FBI that Hillary herself knew about his work.
By Mike Huckabee
A video has gone viral of a woman on an American Airlines flight who reclined her seat into the space of a man behind her who was stuck on one of those back row seats that don’t recline. She claims he was the rude one for rapping on the back of her seat (maybe that was just his heartbeat?), and now, she’s threatening to sue the airline for whiplash or something. Read the story at the link for more details to see whose version of this close encounter of the rude kind you’re more apt to believe, or at least to sympathize with.
As someone who spends much of my life on commercial jets, I can see both sides of this. It’s tough to be pinned in a tight, upright seat for a long flight. But the one thing that can make it worse is to have the person in front of you suddenly throw their seat back, crushing your knees and sticking the top of their head in your face. It would be great if everyone would try to exhibit more patience and courtesy toward others, but it doesn’t help that today’s airlines seem to be deliberately designed to make people as uncomfortable and irritated as possible.
Personally, I think a lawsuit is taking this particular grievance a bit too far. But if she’ll demand that the airlines remove one row of seats so that passengers can recline their seats without pressing the person behind them flat like a flower under a dictionary, then I’ll suggest making it a class action suit and join it myself.
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Last week, three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit to overturn Connecticut’s policy of allowing biological males who “identify” as girls to compete in girls’ school sports. As the story notes, “since 2017, two males have been allowed to compete in girls’ high-school track events in Connecticut. They have collectively taken 15 women’s state championship titles, all of which were previously held by females. ADF reported that these males have taken 85 advancement opportunities from female athletes in the last three seasons.”
It’s ironic that the “social justice” crowd demand an “equal playing field” while they are literally denying that right to female athletes and turning Title IX protections for girls on their head.
In a very related story, two extremely brave university biologists have written a lengthy piece for the Wall Street Journal urging biologists and medical professionals to stop knuckling under to political correctness and stand up for the empirical fact that there are two sexes, male and female, that sex is binary (truly intersex people are extremely rare and “are neither a third sex nor proof that sex is a 'spectrum' or a 'social construct'"), and there is no such thing as a sex “spectrum.”
The biologists write that the notion that people can choose "to identify as male or female," regardless of their anatomy, is irrational and has "no basis in reality…It is false at every conceivable scale of resolution." They argue that the time for politely pretending it’s true has passed because this is harming women, gay people and children, declaring, “When authoritative scientific institutions ignore or deny empirical fact in the name of social accommodation, it is an egregious betrayal to the scientific community they represent. It undermines public trust in science, and it is dangerously harmful to those most vulnerable."
The full article is behind the WSJ’s paywall, but here’s a link to a story about it on PJ Media with another link to more included in it. This may be the latest indication that Americans are finally fed up and starting to fight back against the PC/group think/mass delusion/cancel culture mob. I think we owe President Trump a lot of the credit for showing people that you can speak your mind, stand up to all the phony outrage, fight back and win.
A final Huck’s Hero salute to a true American hero: Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Donald Stratton passed away in his sleep at age 97. The Navy veteran was one of the last survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona. 1,177 of his shipmates were killed when Japanese planes bombed the USS Arizona. But he and at least five other sailors survived when another sailor threw them a lifeline from a nearby ship. They struggled hand-over-hand for about 70 feet, with the other sailor calling, “Come on, sailor! You can make it!”
For decades, Stratton never knew the identity of his rescuer. But during a reunion of Pearl Harbor survivors in 2001, he learned it was Chief Petty Officer Joe George, who had died in 1996. Stratton and fellow USS Arizona survivor Lauren Bruner then took on another urgent battle: to get official recognition of George’s heroism. They even traveled to Washington to meet with President Trump. Thanks to their efforts, in 2017, the Navy finally awarded George a posthumous Bronze Star with valor.
There’s more at the link, including photos and video I know you’ll want to see. Rest in peace, George Stratton. A grateful nation thanks you for your duty and sacrifice. And our prayers and condolences to his family and his wife of nearly 70 years, Velma Stratton.
Memo to Democrats: If homeschooling parents wanted to teach their kids the same ideas about history and government that they get from government public schools, they wouldn’t be making all the sacrifices to be homeschooling parents.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established."
- Proverbs 16:3
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