Evening Edition - December 1

December 1, 2018

December is finally here, and I have an early Christmas gift for you: a brand new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN!  Sen. Mike Lee will drop by to talk criminal justice reform. Oregon Judge Vance Day will reveal the surprise ending to his felony trial that he claims was really an attempt to destroy him for his belief in traditional marriage. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero who embodies the word “caregiver.”  But you’ll also laugh yourself silly at the comedy songs of Paul Aldrich, and catch up on some goofy news “In Case You Missed It.”  I’ll have some personal commentaries along the way.  Then top it all off with a visit and some great music from Rory Feek of the beloved country duo, Joey + Rory. 

We’ll start unwrapping it all tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, repeated the same times on Sunday, only on TBN.  To find the channel in your local area and to stream previous episodes of “Huckabee,” visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

 

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Surprisingly, some of the most extensive coverage on the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush is in the British paper, the Daily Mail. Click the link for their obituary, which includes an absolutely amazing collection of photos from a remarkable American life. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6449107/Former-President-George-H-W-Bush-dead-age-94.html

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In a miraculous turn of events, the 7.0 earthquake that struck the Anchorage, Alaska, area Friday morning (followed by aftershocks of up to 5.0) appears to have claimed no lives, and there were no reports of any major building collapses. However, there is extensive damage to homes and infrastructure.  Roads were lifted up and broken to pieces, power is out in some places, and bridges, gas lines and other infrastructure will have to be assessed for damage.  In case you’re wondering, while this is extreme, it’s not unusual: Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes a year, with more large ones than all the other states combined.    

There’s more information about the earthquake here:

 https://www.foxnews.com/us/alaska-earthquake-claimed-no-lives-officials-say-but-infrastructure-damage-is-another-story

 And yes, Sarah Palin’s home was among those damaged, but fortunately, she and her family were unharmed.

 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/sarah-palins-home-damaged-in-anchorage-earthquake


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The Marines’ annual Toys For Tots toy drive is underway, and despite it being a great year for the economy and job creation, for some reason, donations are lagging behind.  Corporate donations are running below last year’s, and there is concern that they won’t reach the supply of toys needed to make sure poor children have gifts this Christmas.  With Christmas just 24 days away, time is short and the pressure is on.  I hope you’ll make a donation today to help them out.

For more information and to make a donation right now, visit www.toysfortots.org.

FYI: Toys For Tots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so monetary donations are tax deductible.  And it’s a top-rated charity: 97% of donations go to provide toys, books and gifts to less fortunate children.  The other 3% covers support costs.  From their website: “Not one donated dollar goes to pay for salaries or any other manpower costs.”  That’s right, there are no overpaid executives with their hands in the till; Toys For Tots is run by volunteers doing their all to make sure Christmas is merry for every child. Please join them to make that happen again this year.  

 

 

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If you stayed at a Marriott Hotels Starwood property in recent years, you might want to read this story about how hackers obtained personal information on up to 500 million customers.  Marriott hasn’t been very clear yet on exactly how bad it is or what to do about it, but be forewarned and ready to take whatever action is necessary to protect yourself as soon as we know more.

https://www.westernjournal.com/marriot-500-million-guests-hacked/

 

 

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Yet another federal judge, this time in New York, has ruled unconstitutional President Trump’s policy of denying federal grant funds to “sanctuary cities” that refuse to obey federal immigration law or cooperate with ICE. Let’s hope the Supreme Court will deal with this and quickly, since we now have federal judges not only trying to usurp power over immigration and border security policies, but also ruling that we have to keep shoveling our tax money to local authorities who are in open rebellion against the federal government and allowing criminals to go free to rob, rape and murder the very same Americans who are paying the taxes to provide their grants. Let’s hope the Supreme Court sees that this is as crazy as a judge in 1863 ordering President Lincoln to keep sending federal money to the Confederate states.  

Of course, we’ve also learned that even being slapped down by the SCOTUS for their blatant overreach of power doesn’t stop some federal judges from doing it again and again.  Solving that problem won’t take a change in policy, it will take a lot of changes in judges.  With a new 53-seat majority for the next two years, let’s hope the President and Senate make a big dent in fixing that problem.

 https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/federal-judge-rules-trump-sanctuary-cities-case/

 

 

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Say, American workers: when you voted for Donald Trump because he promised to renegotiate and replace job-killing trade deals like NAFTA, remember how Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) said it was just a phony campaign promise? Well, Friday, Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to replace NAFTA. 

Too bad more Americans didn’t remember that during the last election because the deal now has to be ratified by the legislatures in all three nations and Nancy Pelosi is already threatening to kill it by demanding changes or it won’t pass the newly-elected Democratic House.  If we still have NAFTA two years from now, I hope working class voters will remember this for the 2020 election.  More details at the link.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-argentina-usmca/u-s-canada-mexico-sign-trade-deal-trump-predicts-congress-approval-idUSKCN1NZ0HE

 

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Fake News Friday, or “Your Tax Dollars At Work”: NPR was forced to issue a detailed correction after falsely reporting that Donald Trump Jr. might be in legal jeopardy for lying to Congress.  Don Jr. tweeted that he figures that’s as close as he’ll get to an apology from NPR and suggested that they leave the rushing-to-publish phony “gotcha” bombshells business to CNN. 

As of the writing of the story at this link, a couple of top Democratic politicians still hadn’t deleted their tweets attacking Trump based on the incorrect NPR story.  I say if they don’t delete and apologize, they should be forced to give back their entire collections of PBS tote bags.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/npr-issues-correction-after-falsely-accusing-trump-jr-of-being-in-legal-jeopardy-for-lying-to-senate


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I’d hope everyone would have learned by now not to believe that “one vote” doesn’t make a difference.  But just in case: Friday in Alaska, a long, careful recount in a US House race showed that Republican Bart LeBon beat Democrat Kathryn Dodge by one vote.  If LeBon’s win is certified, Alaska will become a single-party state, with Republicans holding the House, Senate and Governor’s seat. 

But the real finale to this will likely have to wait even longer because LeBon expects the Democrats to file a legal challenge to the vote process because…hey, they’re Democrats.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/alaska-republican-wins-house-race-by-1-vote-after-contentious-recount-expects-legal-challenge-from-democrat

 

 

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Another great thing about capitalism: the power of the purse is in the hands of the consumer.  For all their money and arrogance, the limousine leftists of Silicon Valley are getting some painful lessons in the consequences of thinking they have the power to silence anyone who disagrees with them.  All it took was talk of a potential boycott by conservatives over Twitter banning voices on the right for Twitter shares to plummet 6 percent on Thursday.  The stock recovered a bit on Friday, but it’s still worth about two-thirds of what it was in July.

One analyst insisted that the talk of conservatives leaving Twitter is “overly alarmist,” that this is “no big deal,” and the stock drop should be seen as a buying opportunity.  I hope he’s right: I’d love to see someone who respects freedom of speech seize the opportunity to buy Twitter.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/38868/conservatives-talk-twitter-boycott-twitter-shares-james-barrett

 

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First, the PC warriors told us our iPhones were sexist, then that air conditioning was sexist.  Now we discover that McDonald’s Happy Meals are sexist.  I have a feeling that railing against Happy Meals is the closest these people ever come to happiness. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/matter-time-now-lawmakers-calling-happy-meals-sexist/

 

 

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When the late Ed Koch was mayor of New York City, he used to ask constituents, “How’m I doin’?!”  Current far-left Mayor and Destructor of the Giuliani Resuscitation of the Big Apple, Bill DeBlasio, should not adopt Koch’s habit.  He probably wouldn’t enjoy hearing how New Yorkers think he’s doin’.  Case in point: you know you’re really unpopular when you get lustily booed by the crowd for lighting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-gets-booed-lights-rockefeller-christmas-tree-national-tv/

 

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  • Ruth Ann Mathison

    12/05/2018 06:11 PM

    I read the most interesting things you said one evening (December the 2nd?) about the time we are living in and the way everything that is taking place with the media (attacks from the media re: Trump, a period in our history unlike any other) . I wanted to share it and print it since you have a gift of saying so many things clearly according to our free speech amendement. Thank you

  • CARMEN PRICE

    12/03/2018 03:05 PM

    Governor Huckabee
    I watched your weekend show as always and was so taken back with a couple of your guests, especially Pete Rosenberger that I had to send him and his family a note. I was a caregiver for my late husband for a year and a half and I can understand what he is going through with his beautiful wife, so strong they are. I work with Donate Life as I donated my husband and he gave life to 6 people.
    Your show is such an inspiration to me as well as all your viewers and audience.
    One political note on the Senator Lee interview he is so right on and Flake is so very wrong...........glad Flake is leaving, Mueller needs to go also and no bill should ever be presented to protect him. He is pure evil.
    Thank you and hugs
    Carmen Price

  • Alice Landolt

    12/03/2018 03:03 PM

    Is there any way to put pressure on Senator Jeff Flake to help him change his ways and quit tryng to blackmail the Senate into "protecting" Mueller by not confirming justices? Confirming justices should be a higher priority for him. Jeff Flake is being petty and wielding his power as a swing vote on the Judiciary Committee.
    It is my understanding that at least 50 justices are either waiting to get through the Judicial Committee or waiting to be confirmed on the floor of the Senate.

  • Firewagon

    12/02/2018 04:38 PM

    "I hope working class voters will remember...." Far too many, over the past fifty-odd years, not only fail to remember, they FAIL to learn! America's problems can not all be laid at the feet of our elected numb nuts. America's primary failing is in the 'belief' that Americans, more specifically the 'electorate,' are intelligent and smart! Were "we" intelligent and smart, would we continue doing the "same thing, over and over, expecting a different result?" If anything, that last election proves, beyond doubt, people have become so dumbed down that they actually would prefer MALAISE and decline!

  • Firewagon

    12/02/2018 04:31 PM

    "I hope working class voters will remember...." Far too many, over the past fifty-odd years, not only fail to remember, they FAIL to learn! America's problems can not all be laid at the feet of our elected numb nuts. America's primary failing is in the 'belief' that Americans, more specifically the 'electorate,' are intelligent and smart! Were "we" intelligent and smart, would we continue doing the "same thing, over and over, expecting a different result?" If anything, that last election proves, beyond doubt, people have become so dumbed down that they actually would prefer MALAISE and decline!

  • Chris Brothers

    12/02/2018 11:23 AM

    Just sent a comment re Judicial Watch interview with Bill O’Riley uncovering how Taxpayer money used to fund Caravan etc. Spell check messed up my comment...basic request was to help get this info in front of President Trump so we can shut it off and also save wasted taxpayer money. Thanks....Chris

  • Chris Brothers

    12/02/2018 11:17 AM

    Did you see the following? Please help get this information before President Trump so he can do something about cubby knock these fines. Not only is this the right thing to do simple question of money. Love you articles...thanks much, Chris Brothers

    Chris Farrell: How the State Dept. Outsources YOUR Tax Dollars to George Soros Front Groups - Judicial Watch

    November 29, 2018- JW Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “No Spin News” on billoreilly.com to discuss the caravan and its potential source of funding.

  • Kenneth l Linderman jr

    12/02/2018 08:19 AM

    I suspect that Republicans taking up the case of criminal justice reform is an attempt to court voters in the center to left. This is something that I truly do not give a crap about. Commit a crime, go to jail. The more violent the crime, the longer the term. Seems sound logic time me and I am all for the death penalty. If the GOP wants to move people out of prison, let's start by actually executing the lifers in death row.
    What I am wanting to see get done is immigration. An end to anchor babies, a requirement that employers use e verify, an end to welfare to non citizens, a reform of asylum rules and a wall kinda top my list. I would encourage the GOP keep pressure on the Dems in this regard. A path to citizenship for DACA, perhaps. Amnesty, no way.
    I read your news letter daily. Keep up the good work.

  • Barbara Alexander

    12/02/2018 12:24 AM

    ENJOYED YOU ON "MARIA B."THIS WEEK...IT IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU AND HER SHOW. I AM WORRIED. FLAKE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO DICTATE ANYTHING...ESPECIALLY REGARDING MUELLER. MUELLER IS OUT TO GET TRUMP...MUELLER IS DIRTY...HE SHOULD HAVE RECUSED HIMSELF TO BEGIN. AS SHOULD ROSENSTIEN...THEY BOTH WERE INVOLVED IN URANIUM ONE, ALONG WITH COMEY AND OTHERS IN THE STATE DEPT. AND DOJ AND FBI AND CIA AND NSA AND HILLARY AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PEOPLE.

  • donald lee williams

    12/01/2018 10:38 PM

    SEASON IS GOING TOO OPEN ON THE WORNG GAME

  • Joan Chambers

    12/01/2018 10:00 PM

    Mike - why does Rush predict that the republicans will join democrats to oust President Trump?

  • Arlene Hurley

    12/01/2018 09:03 PM

    Dear Mike I love reading your evening edition. I just have to say what comes around goes around. I just hope that the republicans will be running New York soon. Like when Giuliani was mayor.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/01/2018 08:09 PM

    Alaska Goes RED, awesome, bout time.
    Problem other 48.or 47 states.

  • Teresa Carstensen

    12/01/2018 07:58 PM

    I read that Trudeau snuck in "LGBT workplace protections" in the recently negotiated USMCA (new NAFTA). Is this true??? If so, this is TERRIBLE for religious rights/freedom and conservatives need to demand that the provision be removed. I will greatly appreciate if your sleuth powers can verify this. THANKS!

  • Joe Arena

    12/01/2018 07:51 PM

    When Pres. Trump was nominated Rush Limbaugh opined that he will not only have enemies on the left but will also have them on the right. The reason — Trump is an outsider who threatens the establishment and the establishment exists on both sides. Given that, I still cannot see 20 Republican senators voting guilty if the House impeached him. It would take 20 crossovers for the 47 Dems in the senate to get the 67 votes needed for a presidents ouster. It may be a good time to explain to your followers the actual process of impeachment and trial of a sitting President.

  • Vicky Compton

    12/01/2018 07:11 PM

    Another greAt one!!