March 9, 2019


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Today's Commentary ---  How do you solve a problem like Ilhan Omar? -- Government spending  -- "Huckabee" preview   --- “Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” Dept: -- History repeats itself -- RIP Jan Michael Vincent -- Remember Alex Trebek in your prayers -- More destructive than The Rock   -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


To paraphrase “The Sound of Music,” how do you solve a problem like Ilhan Omar?  The Democrats have tried blaming her repeated anti-Semitic ravings on Republicans (for daring to complain about them), calling it a misinterpretation of what she said (she was merely criticizing the business practices of a specific pro-Israel lobbying group, which she plainly was not), and defusing it by passing a meaningless non-binding resolution that says they’re opposed to bad things in the whole general area of prejudice without mentioning any names, of course.

The media have been eager to trumpet those transparent excuses like the good Democratic Party PR flacks that many of them are.  Unfortunately, this requires even the “paper of record” (now a broken record), the New York Times, to make up “fake news” in order to sell the narrative.  Like attacking the pro-Israel PAC that the Dems tried to deflect the heat to with a hit piece filled with inaccuracies, much of it based on quotes from someone who hasn’t worked for that PAC for years. 

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Government spending

By Mike Huckabee

Did you spend the last month of the year pinching pennies and running up credit card debt to buy your family a few nice Christmas gifts?  Too bad, sucker! If you worked for the government, you could have spent the last month of the fiscal year blowing millions of dollars on lobster tails, electronics, golf carts, musical instruments and other lavish goodies and sent the bill to the taxpayers.

This is why it's futile to hope Washington will ever get budget deficits under control.  First, they'd have to learn that the point of a "budget" isn't to squander every penny you have so you can plead for more next year.


"Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee 

Why go out on Saturday night when the best entertainment is in your living room, with tonight’s new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN?  Political analyst Dick Morris will share some amazing stories from his 50 years inside the highest circles of power.  I have a special segment shot during my recent trip to Poland with the Prime Minister and the US Ambassador.  We’ll have a visit with Christian pop star Julianna Zobrist and music from country legend Lee Greenwood. Plus news and commentary both serious and crazy, “In Case You Missed It.”  Finally, a segment that I’m sure will be the hottest video on the Internet come Monday.  I can’t give it away, but I’ll give you a two-word hint: “Cat tricks.”

Catch it at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN.  To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit


“Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” Dept:

By Mike Huckabee

Actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Friday by a Chicago grand jury on 16 felony counts for allegedly conspiring to fake a hate crime assault on himself.  Originally, police said he was charged with just one felony, but the grand jury charged him for each separate lie he told to each of two investigating officers. 

But before you get your hopes up that justice will actually be served, Chicago grand juries routinely return multiple charges that get knocked down to one guilty plea deal, so there’s a good chance he won’t even go to jail.  However, there could still be federal charges related to his alleged involvement in mailing a threatening letter to himself (I’m still wondering why there shouldn’t be hate crime charges for the obvious attempt to slander Midwestern Trump supporters as violent racist thugs.) 

Legal experts say if Smollett is smart, he’ll take a plea deal and a slap on the wrist instead of going to trial, which is likely the only way he could end up doing serious jail time on multiple felony charges.  Then again, if he were smart, he wouldn’t have (allegedly!) made up that ridiculous story.  His attorney, celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos, is still insisting that his client is innocent, so maybe he really will go all the way to trial and justice will end up being served despite the best efforts of the Chicago justice system.


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History Repeats Itself:

By Mike Huckabee

“Progressive” Democrats are bringing back the anti-Semitism of the 1930s (the way they’ve brought back the failed socialism and nearly-eradicated diseases of the last century – some “progress!”)  And now, it may be time for Jews to stage another Exodus.


RIP Jan Michael Vincent

By Pat Reeder

From “Huckabee” writer and our resident pop culture guru, Pat Reeder ( ):

It was reported that ‘80s star Jan Michael Vincent has died at 73 of cardiac arrest.  The death certificate shows that he passed away on February 10th, but it’s just now been revealed. 

The sad and unorthodox circumstances of his death are no surprise to anyone who kept up with his career, which had higher highs and lower lows than just about any actor in Hollywood.  Vincent began racking up TV and movie credits at a young age, appearing in everything from “The Banana Splits” kids’ show to John Wayne’s “The Undefeated.”  His good looks made him a teen idol, but he was also a versatile actor who could play anything from serious adult dramas to silly Disney comedies such as “The World’s Greatest Athlete.”  He is probably best remembered as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the ‘80s action series, “Airwolf,” a role for which he was paid the then-record salary of $200,000 an episode.

Sadly, his personal life was not so charmed as his career.  Plagued by drug and alcohol problems, news about him was as likely to focus on bar brawls, arrests, drunk driving, divorces and health crises as his acting career.  He was involved in at least four car crashes, three of which were nearly fatal and left him with serious permanent injuries.  It was sad that someone so talented had so many demons. 

I know everyone expects me to haul up the minutiae nobody else knows about, particularly rare celebrity recordings.  Unfortunately, Jan Michael Vincent didn’t go the teen singing idol route, but here’s a 45 that’s covered in even more irony than scratches.  It’s a PSA released to radio stations in 1975 to promote safe driving, read by JMV, star of the film “White Line Fever.”  If only he had heeded his own advice.


Remember Alex Trebek in your prayers

By Mike Huckabee

I hope you’ll join me in remembering longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek in your prayers. He revealed that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but he plans to continue working and hopes to complete the current season of the game show.  “Jeopardy!” is one of the rare TV shows that is truly an American institution.  It debuted in 1964, and Trebek took over from original host Art Fleming in 1984, meaning he’s currently in his 35th year of hosting.  Its combination of competition and fun facts on a variety of topics has made it one of the few things that Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs can still enjoy and share together.

Unless you work at CNN, and then you can even look at Alex Trebek’s cancer announcement and find a way to turn it into a slam on President Trump.  I keep saying this, and hoping it will sink in, but it hasn’t yet:

Some things are more important than your personal politics!  Like showing respect for someone fighting a serious illness.  Memo to all the people who are trying to politicize everything:  Remember when your mother taught you that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all?  Well, when someone tells you he has stage 4 cancer, if your first inclination is to rail against Trump, then it’s better just to say nothing at all.    


More destructive than The Rock

By Mike Huckabee

A lot of people are trying to come up with ways to estimate and put into comprehensible terms the gargantuan cost of the Democrats’ “Green New Deal.”  I think I’ve found a way that the average American can grasp.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is famous for his action thrillers filled with apocalyptic special effects, from all the “Fast and the Furious” car crashes up through the destruction of London in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” through burning skyscrapers, alien and monster attacks, toppling buildings, and worst of all, in “San Andreas,” the entire West Coast decimated by a massive earthquake that collapses Hoover Dam. 

So the Rotten Tomatoes movie site decided to figure up how much we could sue The Rock for in damages if we could blame all the property destruction in his movies on him.  They focused only on his 22 most destructive movies and came up with a tab of just over $12.2 trillion in damages. 

The latest cost estimate on the “Green New Deal” put its cost at nearly 8 times that much. So we’ve finally found something even more destructive than a movie starring The Rock.


Evening Edition - March 9

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse (KJV)

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

– Joshua 1:9

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  • Dale P. Ferguson

    03/09/2019 03:23 PM

    The "Green New Deal" is a brilliant idea — if you're a socialist. Ask for a fantastic amount more than you want. Endure the resulting flak. Then back off and settle for a lot less. but get more than you originally wanted. Monica Crowley has a column in the Washington Times Weekly for Feb 25th, "Conditioning the masses to an extreme agenda." She said exactly what I was thinking, so I won't repeat myself.

  • Karen McKee

    03/09/2019 03:08 PM

    The Feds spending $97 Billion of taxpayer money at end of fiscal year 2018 so lavishly on themselves has left my blood beyond boiling over!
    I can NOT understand why that money was not used to pay down some of our $Trillions in debt! This is INSANE!
    WHO is responsible for oversight of this money & how it is spent? ANYONE??
    If I can live with a $10 Walmart alarm clock & CANNED tuna, so can the Feds! I'm so FED UP! Who can we contact about this?? ANYONE??

  • MARY

    03/09/2019 02:39 PM


  • Harry Eich

    03/09/2019 12:25 PM

    Hello Governor,
    As a followup to the vaccination controversy it was recently exposed that 36 infants have died from a 6-in-1 vaccine known as “Infanrix Hexa,” developed by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), over a two-year period.
    Confidential documents recently unearthed and made public by the website “Initiative Citoyenne” show that there were at least 1,742 adverse reactions, 503 of which were classified as “serious,” as well as the aforementioned 36 deaths, that occurred between October 23, 2009, and October 22, 2011 – but that were NEVER reported by GSK.
    The information contained in this 1,271-page document reveals that at least 1.5 deaths per month occurred in association with Infanrix Hexa – and these were just the deaths that were reported. Seeing as how only 1-10 percent of vaccine adverse reactions even end up in the official statistics, the number of deaths could be far higher.
    According to that data that is publicly available, most of the babies who were reported to have died from Infanrix Hexa passed away within the first few days following vaccination. Three of the infants reportedly died within hours of receiving the vaccine.
    “It’s not that 14 deaths were recorded by GSK between October 2009 and end in October 2011 as we had originally calculated but 36 (14 from 2010 to 2011 and 22 from 2009 to 2010),” Initiative Citoyenne reported.
    “In addition to these 36 deaths [there were] at least 37 other deaths (sudden death mainly), bringing the total to at least 73 deaths since the launch of the vaccine in 2000, and again, this concerns only the death by sudden death, no further recovery of under-reporting.”

  • bigbadjohn

    03/09/2019 11:43 AM

    Concerning your article on government spending: To keep from this annual fiasco we must offer an incentive. We should reduce or freeze the pay of the heads of these agencies and then give them a bonus tied to the amount of money that they were UNDER budget!!