September 11, 2019

For a paper that thinks it’s qualified to rewrite American history, the New York Times doesn’t seem to have much of a grasp even on recent history.  No, the Twin Towers were not brought down because “airplanes took aim” at them, but because radical Islamists who hijacked the planes took aim at them.

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One great way to show our appreciation for our American heroes, the military members and first responders who put their lives on the line to protect us, would be to mark 9/11 by signing up to help the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation. Siller was a New York firefighter who was coming off duty when the first Tower was struck. He grabbed his gear and headed toward the scene.  When he discovered traffic was shut down in the tunnel, he got out and covered two miles on foot to climb up into the Towers and rescue others.  He never came out alive.

His family started the Foundation to help fellow first responders and wounded veterans and the families of those who gave their lives protecting us.  It’s grown into a great organization, and his brother who co-founded it, Frank Siller, was our Huck’s Hero on last weekend’s “Huckabee” on TBN.  Click on the link to see that interview:

And please consider what he says:  If one million people signed up for their current campaign to donate just $11 a month, the amount of one lunch out, then every year, they would have enough funds to pay off the mortgages of every Gold Star military family and every family left behind when a cop is killed in the line of duty, plus provide a “smart home” to every military vet who returns with catastrophic injuries, to help make their lives easier and restore some of their independence.

What a great and inexpensive way to say thanks to those who sacrifice so much for all of us every day.  Find out more at



In a much-ballyhooed House special election Tuesday in North Carolina’s 9th District, Republican Dan Bishop won a narrow 50.8%-48.6% victory over Democrat Dan McCready. The media had blown it up as a harbinger of the 2020 election, claiming that if the Democrat won, it could mean a “blue wave” and possible losses for Trump and the GOP Senate. As it is, they’re trying to spin the Dems’ narrow loss as a sign of leftwing enthusiasm and eroding GOP support, since that district went for Trump by 12 points in 2016. Remember, according to the media, every Democratic win is a sign of rising Democratic support, while every Republican win is either an outlier or voter fraud.

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The truth is this race was hardly indicative of any national trends.  It represented an extremely unusual set of circumstances, including a scandal that forced a special election, massive media coverage, an off-year election with no higher race coattails, and ridiculous levels of spending (over $6 million on each side by the campaigns and outside groups combined), all of which can affect turnout and distort the results. To show how unique this race was, in another special election in North Carolina’s 3rd district, the Republican won by 62%-to-38%. That exactly matches the partisan breakdown of the district. There were zero defections on either side.     

A couple of actual takeaways from the North Carolina races:

By snarking that it took a “last-minute Trump rally” to help Bishop win, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos was tacitly admitting that Trump is not the unpopular pariah the media keep telling us he is and he can still fire up the base to go to the polls. 

Also, few people who are trying to use the 9th District race to predict the next election are mentioning the biggest thing about it that makes it completely inapplicable to the 2020 Presidential race: Democrat McCready was a fresh-faced ex-Marine and Iraq War veteran running on a platform of moderation, pocketbook issues, and working across the aisle to end partisanship and solve problems for America.

If you can point out even one Democratic Presidential candidate with a remote chance of winning the nomination who is in any way comparable to that, then I’ll worry that Trump voters might support him/her instead. 


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In a surprise announcement, President Trump revealed Tuesday that he had requested and accepted the resignation of National Security Adviser John Bolton.  He thanked Bolton for his service but said he and others in the Administration strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions, and he would name Bolton’s replacement next week.

Naturally, this set off the usual flurry of media stories about “chaos” at the White House, without regard to the fact that every Administration has people coming and going all the time.  I greatly admire John Bolton (he’s been a guest on my show), but it was no secret that his hawkish views were likely to clash with Trump’s inclinations to seek deals and avoid intervention in foreign disputes whenever possible.  Feel free to opine in the comments about whether you think it’s a good thing or bad that Bolton is no longer there, but what’s undeniable is that every President has the right to choose advisers he feels comfortable with.

One interesting aspect of this news was watching the anti-Trump media’s kneejerk frenzy of negative reactions to the departure of an adviser that they’d previously vilified as a trigger-happy, war-mongering interventionist.  That was too much even for favorite liberal political analyst Nate Silver, who tweeted, “Maybe I’m a simpleton, but it seems like if you criticized Bolton’s hiring, you probably shouldn’t also criticize his firing.” 

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September 11th seems like a very appropriate day to report this story:  A study by a Lancaster University researcher found that when a violent altercation breaks out in public, strangers will step in and try to help 90% of the time. The cases all took place in urban, inner-city environments in Amsterdam, England and South Africa, so they haven’t yet determined the rate at which people in rural areas would intervene to help the victim, or how often that would happen in America, although I can’t imagine it would be less than 99% of the time in rural America.

The researcher said these findings offer “an alternative narrative to…‘stranger danger.' Bystanders should be recognized as ‘first responders’ who can provide informal help before the arrival of the police.”

Or as we call them here, “concealed carry permit holders.” 



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  • Jeanne Mills

    09/15/2019 12:14 AM

    I wish Pres. Trump would have thanked Bolton for his service, and left it at that. No need to keep bad-mouthing Bolton after he was gone. It sounds petty.

  • Julie Huntley

    09/12/2019 10:10 PM

    Sir, I really do like the stories you present. They give the "missing" pieces to the information received in general. However, there are many that have responded with the following question: How can the US Supreme court "allows" President Trump's policy to be enforced? Last I checked, it was already law and part of the "rules or guidelines" our forefathers saw as an important part of our country's laws/policies.

  • Manuel Junco

    09/12/2019 03:00 PM

    I find it interesting (hypocritical) that Democrats are so concerned about retribution for illegal immigrants, if they are sent back to their country of origin. Yet, they never complain about the Obama policy to send Cuban refugees back when they are caught at sea (they can stay in US if they make it to land). As an American (of Cuban origin) who emigrated to the US legally at the age of 15, I have spoken to Cubans who were returned by the Coast Guard, beaten and imprisoned. As soon as released they tried to escape again and some eventually made it. Could it be that Cuban immigrants tend to vote Republican once the become US Citizens...? By the way, most Americans don’t realize that immigration from many parts of the world never took place until we ended the draft in the 1970s! In my case, both my brother and I volunteered and proudly served in the US Army.

  • rodney burke

    09/12/2019 02:02 PM

    As I have read/heard on other venues, John Bolton was there for a specific time and reason. When that reason no longer applied, then he was removed, just like McMasters and others. It is amazing that dems can't understand that all those around DT are his to remove as he sees fit. Ovomit and Slick can remove anyone they choose at any time and its ... Really? Comey was fired for cause and he can't be removed? The libs are retarded and just plain stupid. We cannot elect one again...EVER. They are unfit to rule...all of them.

  • jack macdonald

    09/12/2019 11:09 AM

    Not one of the traitorous losers involved in the coup will be held accountable. I have no faith in the system any longer. It has been abused for so long now that no one remembers how it is supposed to operate. We hear that these agencies were only corrupt at the highest levels yet someone at the next level must have been deaf, dumb and blind not to notice what was going on. Where was the integrity of at least one person in the entire Obama cabal to blow the whistle? People entrusted with responsibility to guard the security of citizens and took an oath to do so (Brennan, Clapper, et. al) all were chosen because those doing the choosing knew they were corrupt. How did Obama accomplish this total loyalty across the board for people to want to bring down this country? I call this a very intriguing set of circumstances. We couldn't have one patriotic person in the entire administration? How did he accomplish this?

  • Agnes Salisbury

    09/12/2019 10:30 AM

    I would like to see you do some investigative reporting on Arabella. The Dark Money ATM that has so many other small orgs under it that supports the deep state and has so many plans to wrak havoc against President Trump. This seems so dangerous to America. Brietbart has a large in depth article that lists all the supporters and companies supporting it and it is scary to say the least!

  • Lynn Miller

    09/12/2019 10:04 AM

    Right... if you're a progressive socialist you believe that guns shoot people and airplanes fly into buildings to kill innocent people. Cars kill people too when - by coincidence - someone is inebriated and innocently without any fault, sitting behind the wheel.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    09/12/2019 09:29 AM

    And how many turnovers did Osama Obama have? He had at least 4-6 Press Secretaries. On the bystander article: I am a permitted concealed weapons carrier and would jump in in a heart beat if needed. would not put anyone's life in danger or use deadly force unless necessary.

  • JC Holland

    09/12/2019 08:25 AM

    To Rush and all the other t-shirt makers. How about offerring wicking materials too. I'll never buy a cotton or blend t-shirt. They are way too hot to wear.

  • JC Holland

    09/12/2019 08:19 AM

    Still no charges against Hillary, Comey or anyone else. WHY?

  • Anthony Leone

    09/12/2019 06:51 AM

    I was sorry to see John Bolton leave. He may be perceived as “hawkish” but his insight regarding America’s position on the world stage and the threats we face are, in my opinion, spot on. Mr. Bolton realizes that America needs to deal with its adversaries, as well as with its allies, from a position of strength.

  • Helen Miller

    09/12/2019 01:16 AM

    Why not rehire General Michael Flynn?? is he eligible??

  • Lou Ogden

    09/11/2019 11:36 PM

    Your analysis that in US bystanders will help a person being victimized. In Portland OR last year one young man was stabbed to death and two others wounded by a deranged homeless man who was accosting two young Muslim women on the light rail train. These men were simply fellow passengers who came to the aid of the women. Interestingly they were white men attempting to rescue black women.

  • Birney D Dayton

    09/11/2019 11:26 PM

    So the NYT view of airplanes is the same as their view of guns. They both aim themselves and kill people. One can only hope that 50+% of the voters aren't dumb enough to believe that kind of garbage.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    09/11/2019 11:15 PM

    Another great way to help Tunnels2Towers is to purchase a Betsy Ross T-shirt from Rush Limbaugh's web site. Hey, we conservatives can truly "cross the aisles" to support a very worth cause from another conservative voice of reason.
    Join me in scoring a shirt that will annoy the libs and help the families of our fallen heroes. It will of course annoy them, but that just adds to the fun!

  • Cheryl Breon

    09/11/2019 11:02 PM

    I just bought a Rush t-shirt ("stand up for Betsy Ross") so some of that goes to Tunnel of Towers. I think he's raised a couple million dollars so far that way. You probably already know about this, but just in case, I thought I'd tell you.

  • Michael Willmann

    09/11/2019 10:59 PM

    I was looking at Facebook tonight and had this on my page:
    "The next Democratic primary debate will air at 8 p.m. ET, September 12th on ABC. We want to make sure the debate moderators push the candidates to put their views about impeachment on the record. Will you help us?" "Push the candidates"??? Doesn't sound like unbiased, DEBATE to me. Oh yeah, we're talking Democrats and ABC. I put in "NO".

  • kay efird

    09/11/2019 10:48 PM

    Thank you for what you do. If I miss what's going on I can always find the truth here. God bless you!

  • Granny Anne

    09/11/2019 10:38 PM

    When I first heard that John Bolton had been fired my thought was: President Trump is a man of peace and is trying to "walk silently while carrying a big stick". Bolton seemed to want struggle and conflict to prove America's intent. Of course the Trump fearers made a mess out of it, They don't know what else to do.

  • Jimmy L humphrey

    09/11/2019 10:10 PM

    We the people want the left crooks, traitors, liars, haters of everything America stands for locked up. We are sick and tired of reading no indictment over and over.

  • Bob Tidwell

    09/11/2019 10:09 PM

    We can all agree it’s good to have different perspectives to draw from when tackling problems. But if one can’t accept the consensus decision of the “what” and then move on to offer options in carrying out the “how”, you have a team member with little contributor value. Best wishes to you, Mr. Bolton.