December 31, 2018


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Today's Commentary --- Looking back at 2018 -- Comcast funds pro-abortion video -- 24/7 smear machine -- A deeper appreciation of Christmas -- A Baby Boomer's special Christmas memory -- Real gems -- NYT turning over every rock -- Richard Overton RIP --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


Today is New Year’s Eve, so I wanted to be the first to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! I thought I’d also use today to catch up with some news from the past week, and to take a look back at 2018.

First of all, let’s dispense with the news you might have missed while enjoying your Christmas break (and no, I will not call it “Winter Break,” as public schools now do – who in their right mind celebrates the coming of winter, other than owners of ski resorts and peddlers of cold remedies?)

The partial government shutdown continues, and it will be interesting to see how long it will continue past New Year’s Day before anyone notices it. Democrats who think it will only harm Republicans to keep it dragging on should think about whether they really want Americans pondering why so many government employees are considered non-essential when we have a $21 trillion+ national debt.


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Comcast funds pro-abortion video

By Mike Huckabee

A company owned by Comcast released a pro-abortion video for kids on Facebook that’s getting a lot of well-deserved horrified commentary.  Several commenters had a great suggestion: now that they’ve shown kids a heartless, selfish, oblivious person who laughs about how meaningless her abortion was, how about showing them an interview with someone who survived an abortion?


24/7 Smear Machine

By Mike Huckabee

CNN burnished its reputation as a 24/7 Trump Smear Machine by actually suggesting that airmen at Ramstein Air Base in Germany might have violated military regulations against engaging in partisan political activities by asking Trump to autograph MAGA caps, which he did.  The Air Force replied that there is no rule against airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the President, and they did nothing wrong.


A deeper appreciation of Christmas

By Mike Huckabee

The story of Christmas is, at its heart, the story of the world’s joy at the birth of a baby.  So it’s no wonder many people develop a deeper appreciation of Christmas after having children of their own. 

Rod and Amy from North Carolina recalled that over 25 years ago, they were filling out paperwork to adopt a child from Korea.  They wrote:

“Our then-3-year-old prayed every night that her baby would be home for Christmas, and she told everyone who asked that she was getting a little sister for Christmas. When Christmas came and went and we still hadn't heard from the adoption agency, we feared our little one's faith in a God who hears our prayers would be weakened.

But then, in February, we got the long-awaited call telling us about a gorgeous little girl named Joo Bin.  Imagine our amazement, joy, and awe when we heard her birthday was…December 24. We had NO DOUBT she was ours!” 

Thank you, Rod and Amy.  And I’m sure you’ve never had a doubt in all the years since.  Now, here’s another story about a baby that proves the best Christmas gifts come in small packages.


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A Baby Boomer's special Christmas memory

By Mike Huckabee

Mary B. Walsh of the nostalgic and inspiring “Dear Baby Boomer” blog (check it out at shared this special memory of another child who appeared at Christmas.  It was 1956, and Mary was five years old.  Six glittering stockings were hung on the mantle.  The kids circled the piano and sang as Dad played “Joy to the World” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”  Mary wrote:

“Snow was falling silently, draping our familiar world in soft flannel...It would be a white Christmas for sure! A muffled voice broke through the darkness. The playing stopped as we stood motionless, hoping to hear it once again.

‘It's a BOY! We have a BOY!‘



Real gems

By Mike Huckabee

Nobody is more excited about Christmas Day than children, and sometimes, it inspires them to come out with some real gems.  For instance, Mona from Kentucky wrote:

“When I was a child, we had a coal stove. One of those potbellied stoves. Of course with those stoves, there was a small pipe that went out the ceiling so the smoke would not get in the house. I remember wondering how Santa got down that skinny pipe.  So one day I asked Mom how he got down that pipe.  I guess I really put her on the spot because she replied, “He has a house key!”  And that satisfied me.” 

Thank you, Mona, and Merry Christmas to your mom, who I bet had to answer a lot of tough questions before you grew up! 

Here’s another story of a Christmas miracle that started with the words of a child.  Tom from Louisiana wrote that he used to volunteer for the park district in Calumet City, Illinois, in a low income area.  One year, the man playing Santa was ill, so Tom filled in.  It was a hard job, listening to the Christmas wishes of hundreds of children, knowing most of their parents were too poor to make them come true. 

One day, a little 5-year-old girl, as beautiful as a china doll, hopped up in his lap and didn’t say a word.  He asked her if she’d been good and obeyed her parents.  She said yes.  So he asked what she wanted for Christmas.  She replied, “Nothing.” 

Tom was dumbfounded.  He asked if she was sure she didn’t want anything.  She said not for herself.  But could Santa give her daddy a job?  He needed a job.  Well, Tom didn’t know how to answer that.  So he just said he’d try his best, but that was one wish Santa might not be able to fill.

But, Tom wrote:

“God works in great ways.  At the time the young girl was sitting on my lap, (a local reporter) was there taking pictures and…overheard the child’s conversation with Santa. The next day, the paper (ran a photo) of the little girl sitting on Santa’s lap with the caption ‘All she wants for Christmas is a job for her daddy’…The next day, the little girl’s father received a call and was offered a job. A day or so later, the little girl came back to see me with my favorite chocolate chip cookies and a thank you for Santa…

Till this day, and it’s been at least twenty-five years, I still tear up thinking about that little girl and her unselfish wish. Christmas is truly about miracles.” 

Thank you, Tom.  I bet that little girl was the best gift her daddy ever received. 


NYT turning over every rock

By Mike Huckabee

The New York Times couldn’t admit that Trump did something positive or brave, so it tried to take attention away from the obvious mutual respect between him and the troops by dragging up an unsourced innuendo about his draft deferment from 50 years ago.  All it proved was that the Times’ slogan, “All the news that’s fit to print,” no longer applies.



Richard Overton RIP

By Mike Huckabee

America’s oldest military veteran, World War II vet Richard Overton, died last Thursday in Texas at 112.  He was also believed to be the oldest living American.  A beloved local character in Austin, he was famous for his sense of humor and credited his long life to God, whiskey and his 12 daily cigars.  His advice for having a long life: “Keep living, don’t die.”  I’m sorry he couldn’t keep taking his own advice even longer, but he lived a remarkable, as well as remarkably long, life.  Click the link to read more.


Evening Edition - December 30

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." – John 3:16

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  • Randy M Niarhos

    12/31/2018 12:29 PM

    Hey Gov, Season your website. Was kind of hoping you would provide that "Black-eyed Pea recipe you mentioned on the morning show...guess I'll have to wing it or better yet...TRUMP IT...MAGA!
    Best of luck in the New Year!

  • Lee Mar Zarr

    12/31/2018 11:34 AM

    2019 WILL BE " the "Cornerstone year" that we ALL WILL REMEMBER...No matter how many times you want to gripe about, or praise the events that will take place in 2019 and beyond. WE WILL ALL DESERVE what we legally or illegally voted/vote for without doing anything to or against those that chose or will choose dishonor, greed, and/or breaking the laws without punishment over the basic needs of WE the PEOPLE of this Nation. Ignorance or "choosing" denial is Not Bliss, and just talk is "NO-ACTION."