BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Psalm 119:105 KJV
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Supreme Court News
The Supreme Court will be hearing several major cases in its next term, and the Epoch Times has a good round-up of these cases and the ramifications of them.
They include a gun rights case; a case challenging a Trump-era tax passed by the GOP Congress (see, I hit my own side when they deserve it) that taxes Americans on potential investment income they never even received; and the one I’ll be watching most closely, a challenge to the power of unelected regulators.
It’s an attempt to kill the Chevron Doctrine, a previous court ruling that judges should give deference to federal regulators’ interpretation of a law if Congress didn’t specifically say anything forbidding it. I think it’s asking far too much of Congress members to expect them to be psychic enough to think of all the creative ways that today’s unelected bureaucrats can invent to twist, pervert and exploit laws to increase their own power and trample on citizens' rights. As long as unelected bureaucrats are allowed to create regulations with the force of law and interpret and enforce them without the express consent of Congress, government of the people, by the people and for the people no longer exists.
More on Ray Epps
The mysterious story of Ray Epps took another baffling turn Tuesday when, more than two years after the January 6th Capitol riot, he was charged with a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. This despite the feds throwing not just the book but the entire bookmobile at everyone else who even walked near the Capitol that day. For instance, a Proud Boys leader who wasn’t even in DC at the time got 22 years in federal prison, longer than the average murder sentence.
Yet Epps, who is on video seemingly inciting protesters to enter the Capitol has never been arrested up until this tiny tap on the wrist. He’s also adamantly denied being an undercover fed plant sent to provoke the riot. But if not, why did he get the kid glove treatment when everyone else got the boxing glove treatment? If the DOJ thinks this latest charge will make the suspicions go away, all it’s done is inflame them even more.
Victoria Taft at PJ Media has more on this story, along with a recap of the long, strange tale of Ray Epps.
Congressman, you might want to be more careful…
I’m going to resist the urge to do the obvious jokes about a leak being discovered on a baby-changing table, and just suggest that Rep. Matt Gaetz be more careful about where he leaves draft resolutions demanding the removal of Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker.
As you know, I don’t put much stock in horse race polls taken long before the first actual votes are cast. But this latest GOP primary poll from Fox News is interesting, not so much for the candidate standings (those can change on a dime), but for its definition of and polling findings on the differences between so-called “populism” and so-called “conservativism” and the relative voter support for each.
I don’t agree exactly with the definitions, and I think that too many people these days are using “populism” as a negative term to try to dismiss what I would call “the will of the people.” For instance, I don’t think there’s anything “traditionally conservative” about continuing to drain our own Treasury and military resources to support an endless war in Ukraine. Or thinking that we just need to tinker around the edges to reform thoroughly corrupted agencies like the FBI.
When you look at the levels of support for what this poll defines as “populism” vs. “conservatism,” it’s obvious which one is preferred by most people. I’ll bet if you asked the same questions of Independents and even Democrats, you might get pretty similar results. That’s why the political elites have to demonize the word “populism”: because they can’t admit that what they really want is to keep governing against the will of the people.
Three years ago, in the wake of the George Floyd/BLM riots, Seattle allowed radical protesters to take over a portion of downtown and evict the police. After rampant lawlessness, several murders and a threat by President Trump to send in federal troops, they finally cleared that out, but the city council overrode a mayoral veto and slashed the police budget by 50%. That was followed by more rampant crime, violence, open drug dealing and fentanyl deaths. I know what you’re thinking: “Who could’ve predicted this?!”
Finally, voters elected a Republican city attorney. Now, in another sign of how massively “progressive” policies fail and how truly fed up citizens are with them, the Seattle city council just voted by a two-thirds majority to allow the city attorney to once again start prosecuting drug possession and dealing.
I guess I should congratulate Seattle for at least coming out of its insane embrace of leftism faster than other blue cities. I wonder how many more decades of Democrat rule will keep destroying cities like Chicago, New York and Baltimore before the citizens finally wise up and stop committing the voting equivalent of hitting themselves in the head with a hammer and wondering why their headache keeps getting worse?
Pushing the narrative
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is the latest Biden Administration official to push the new gaslighting narrative that the economy is doing great, but Americans are just too gloomy-minded to see it. It seems that you are suffering from a “disconnect with reality.” Yes, you…YOU…are the ones who are disconnected from reality. Not the people who want to reelect Joe Biden, whose brilliant leadership has made everything FANTASTIC!
Just FYI: Last Friday, the national debt rose above $33 trillion for the first time in history. It topped $32 trillion for the first time in June, meaning that under Biden, we’re now adding a trillion dollars in debt every three months. At a time when federal revenues are down, spending is out of control, with Biden and Congress spending over $527 billion in August alone.
A warning for Maine voters:
An organization with the innocuous-sounding name The National Trust for Local News has purchased about two dozen local newspapers in Maine prior to the upcoming elections. This article reveals how the funding behind that is connected to an organization owned by socialist billionaire George Soros.
It also has some chilling information about much money Soros has pumped into media organizations from NPR on down and into journalism schools to train a whole new generation of leftwing propagandists, and how many people they reach around the word who think they’re actually hearing news.
True crime stories…
The Washington Airport police confirmed that a search of “non-binary” former Biden Administration official Sam Brinton’s home turned up women’s clothing stolen from a Tanzanian designer whose bags disappeared from the airport. They’ve now been returned to her. The case is still under investigation. The story at the link lists the felony theft charges Brinton faced, only to have judges decide twice that “jail wasn’t necessary.” At least the designer has filed a civil suit against them, so let’s hope he’ll face some consequences. (WARNING!) This story includes photos of Sam Brinton in drag, so have your eye bleach handy.
Also, a salute to the commenters on this story who pointed out that it’s impossible to be “non-binary,” not only because of basic biology, but when you declare yourself to be “non-binary,” you’re implying that everyone else who isn’t is binary, and now it’s a binary system again.
Related: It apparently was necessary to sentence former Indiana Republican Congress member Stephen Buyer to 22 months in prison for twice profiting through insider trading. The judge rejected a request by prosecutors to make him pay $1.4 million in legal fees due to the fact that his family has been wiped out financially by having to defend himself in court.
The US Attorney who prosecuted Buyer said, “No insider trader is above the law, and we will continue to bring those who undermine the fairness and integrity of our markets to justice." To which I reply, “Good! Now do Nancy Pelosi.”
It’s said that one picture is worth a thousand words. Since those words about New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy’s anti-parent school sex ed mandates would be unprintable in this newsletter, I’ll just share an editorial cartoon that depicted it so well, it’s gone viral and is spreading as uncontrollably as a California wildfire.
Who is running the country?
If you really think Joe Biden is running his Administration and not his staff full of far-left activists, then just imagine an elderly man who can’t seem to stay awake past noon having the energy to, all within three days, create a national office of gun control…
…Circumvent Congress by creating a New Deal-style “American Climate Corps”…
…And shut down all oil, gas and mining activity on thousands of acres of New Mexico land for the next 50 years...
Do you really think all those were Joe’s doing? He can’t even work up the energy to face New York Mayor Eric Adams to discuss the illegal immigrant crisis that was created when he reversed all of Trump’s border security policies on Day One.
One question: He does know that “he” did that, right?
A salute to the leaders of Brookhaven, New York, who say they will gladly take the monuments to Washington, Jefferson and Columbus that the woke leftists running New York City are removing. Showing a wisdom sadly lacking in the Big Rotten Apple’s leaders, Brookhaven’s town supervisor said, "We look at their accomplishments, what they did for their time and how they contributed to the long arc of history. And we would welcome having those statues."
Incidentally, do you recall how Donald Trump was tarred as a racist for saying he would not remove Confederate monuments because if you gave into that, the same radicals would next demand that we remove statues of Washington and Jefferson and other Founders for not living up to their contemporary woke standards? Maybe it’s time to build a monument to all the things that Trump turned out to be right about.
As the Hollywood writers and actors strike drags on, union leaders have invented a new tactic: they’re accusing the producers of preventing the writers from promoting diversity and inclusion. They claim the writers are just “bursting” with “worldview-changing stories” about LGBT characters and scenarios that they’re being prevented from inflicting on…sorry, sharing with the public.
Oh, no! You mean the strike is preventing them from annoying and boring us with more woke propaganda and identity politics in place of entertainment? That sounds like a good reason to pray the strike never ends. Also, if they’re “bursting with stories,” how come we’ve seen almost no movies or TV shows with original stories in about 10 years?
Poor Merrick Garland; what else could it be but cognitive decline?
If you watched Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearings and the testimony of Biden Attorney General Merrick Garland, you must have realized with horror that President Biden is not the only one in a position of high leadership who is cognitively challenged.
Biden increasingly shows signs of dementia, as all can see, and then we have Sen. John Fetterman, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, due to the unfortunate ravages of age and health, but maybe there’s something in the water in DC, too, perhaps some brain-eating protozoa. Garland is only 70 --- young in DC --- but his brain is apparently disappearing, too. Why, he can’t seem to recall ANYTHING.
And he seems to be suffering from delusions. He actually said under oath, “Our job is not to take orders from the President, from Congress, or from anyone else about who or what to criminally investigate.” To say that truthfully, he must have forgotten that prosecutors from the Special Counsel’s Office visited the White House on a number of occasions, both before and after indicting President Trump. (If we heard about this, he surely must have.) As even THE NEW YORK TIMES reported, Biden made it clear he wanted Garland to act like a prosecutor and arrest Trump.
Another delusion was apparent when he said this:
"Our job is to uphold the rule of the law. That means we apply the same laws to everyone. There is not one set of laws for the powerful and another for the powerless, one for the rich and another for the poor, one for Democrats, and another for Republicans; or different rules depending upon one’s race, or ethnicity or religion."
Anyone whose brain is not impaired can see that this statement is completely absurd, wildly at odds with reality. He denied any politicization of the DOJ at all, which anyone of normal cognitive function knows is impossible with Obama proxy Lisa Monaco serving as the AG’s top assistant.
Still, the memory loss was the most striking revelation. When asked by Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson if he’d had contact with anyone at FBI headquarters about the Hunter Biden investigation, he stammered (after a long, uncomfortable pause), “I--I don’t recollect the answer to that question.” And then, from the dim recesses of his brain, “But the FBI works for the Justice Department.”
When asked again, “You don’t recollect whether you talked to anybody at FBI headquarters about an investigation involving the President’s son,” Garland said, “I don’t believe that I did.”
Naturally, anyone with normal cognitive function would be able to remember clearly whether or not he’d had “contact” with his subordinates on a felony case involving the son of the President. The fact that he couldn’t remember should be a red flag, suggesting that his loved ones should seek medical attention for him right away. Perhaps there’s some cutting-edge drug that could help with blood flow to the brain. (It doesn’t seem to be helping on Biden, but...)
There’s one other possible explanation: Garland’s brain functions normally and he was lying his head off. But surely it’s not that! Why, our ‘Justice’ Department is the heart and soul of what America stands for. The United States Attorney General couldn’t possibly be that dishonest. No, it must be dementia.
Garland also inappropriately smiled and chuckled when confronted with serious accusations of inaction on the case. I’m not a physician, but I’ve read that inappropriate displays of emotion can be a sign of dementia.
As Jesse Watters pointed out Wednesday evening, “The attorney general puts everybody under investigation, and then refuses to answer any questions because there’s an ongoing investigation.” I would think that if the poor man could better organize his thoughts, he wouldn’t have mindlessly opened cases on everyone and could now speak more freely to the committee. Surely that would’ve been his intention.
The investigation into Hunter’s taxes has been going on for five years. The attorney general can’t seem to remember anything from this entire period. So, both short-term and long-term memory appear to have been affected. So sad.
The poor fellow couldn’t handle the most basic questions that someone in his position should know. When asked how many FBI confidential informants entered the Capitol on January 6, he was unable to answer. Sadly, he’s not the only official in DC whose brain perhaps has been affected by something in the water...
When confronted with that leaked memo from the Richmond, Virginia, field office about “radical traditionalist Catholics” and asked if he thought traditional Catholics were violent extremists, Garland couldn’t answer, expressing uncertainty about the meaning of the word “traditional.”
He suddenly became extremely indignant, changing the focus of the question with his strong emotional reaction. “The idea that someone of my family background [Jewish] would discriminate against any religion is so outrageous, so absurd!” He did go on to say that both he and FBI Director Wray were “appalled” by the memo. But he did not reply to the question on whether or not they are extremists. Of course, all the Democrats in Washington have forgotten what a real extremist is, thinking it’s everyone who wears a Trump hat and/or an American flag pin, further strengthening our “something in the water” theory.
Garland does have one clear memory, but it’s nonsensical. He said under oath that he couldn’t talk about internal department deliberations “because I promised the Senate I wouldn’t.”
As if all this weren’t enough, I’m reminded that Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel when Weiss was already handling the case as U.S. attorney and supposedly had had free reign to conduct an independent investigation. This duplication of effort is symptomatic of memory loss consistent with dementia and/or infection with brain-eating protozoa from drinking water from the Potomac River.
Hey, this would even explain why the statute of limitations for Hunter’s 2014-2015 tax returns was allowed to expire. They just forgot!
Anyway, that would be my diagnosis because, gosh, what else could it be?
Rudy Giuliani told NEWSMAX that the attorney general has “dishonored” the DOJ and made some solid points about both him and Weiss…
Also, don’t miss House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio, on HANNITY last night. No cognitive impairment there!
RELATED: Yesterday, we told you about Homeland Security’s new ‘working group’ to address threats both foreign and domestic (mostly domestic, as we all know), called the “Experts Group” and including former CIA Director John Brennan and former National Director of Intelligence James Clapper, two major perpetrators of the Russia Hoax who actively worked to frame Trump as a Russian asset. They’re experts, all right, but not in the areas they should be. Former senior adviser to the Senate Judiciary Committee Garrett Ventry and investigative reporter/author Lee Smith (one of our favorite sources) appeared with Jesse Watters last night to discuss it.
We’ve discussed most of this same information but if you missed the segment, you might want to see it when the full Jesse Watters show is posted. An additional point made by Lee Smith is that “John Brennan was Barack Obama’s intelligence guy.” This is from the beginning, from before Obama went to the White House. Smith reads this as an endorsement and a signal to Washington elites from Barack Obama, as in, “Don’t worry, Joe, we’ve got your back.” We see it as getting the chess pieces on the board for whoever turns out to be the candidate, and that person might be someone with VERY close ties to Obama.
Smith sees Biden as Obama’s “avatar.” Of course, that works for another term only if Biden is electable. With his mental decline and his poll numbers, Biden can’t be on the ticket unless his running mate is the one Obama’s really backing for next President.
The NEW YORK POST had a scathing editorial on this “Experts Group”…
Rupert Murdoch to step down
Many conservatives are worried that with Lachlan taking over the CEO reins, Fox News will move more to the left. But Rupert Murdoch said the battle over freedom of speech and freedom of thought has never been more intense, and his family remains firmly committed to that cause. That linked story reports that he criticized both contemptuous elites and the media in "cahoots" with them for pushing narratives rather than seeking the truth and said, “In my new role, I can guarantee you that I will be involved every day in the contest of ideas." He added, “We have every reason to be optimistic about the coming years - I certainly am, and plan to be here to participate in them."
Before you ask, I have no inside information on this, but will keep my fingers crossed, just like you probably will.
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