President Trump has left no stone unturned in his fight against illegal immigration, and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that he’s succeeding.
Despite the obstructionism of Democrats in Congress, who have blocked every legislative effort to resolve the crisis on our southern border, Trump has nonetheless found bold and creative ways to address the problem using his executive authority, working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to identify and implement policies necessary to reduce the influx of illegal immigrants across our southern border.
Thanks to the President’s initiative, word is clearly getting out among would-be illegal immigrants that the perilous journey to the United States is no longer worth hazarding.
A rare, double Huck's Hero salute
I know I’ve surprised people before by talking about how much I like and respect Whoopi Goldberg. Yes, we disagree strongly on many political issues, but she’s my friend and one of the few liberal Hollywood celebrities who can hold a civil discussion on issues without making it personal. She’s a fierce defender of everyone’s right to hold their own opinions. And every so often, she surprises you with the stands she takes, like her rebuke of Debra Messing for seemingly promoting blacklists of Trump supporters in Hollywood. I saluted her for that in this latest digital exclusive, web-only “Facts of the Matter” segment from my TBN show:
Now, just a few days later, Whoopi has done it again by blasting Congress members for not showing up at the 9/11 ceremony in Washington. Way to go, Whoopi! You are the recipient of a rare double Huck’s salute in one week!
Bad governance in California
By Mike Huckabee
Many California cities are suffering from the effects of decades of bad governance, but perhaps the worst is Los Angeles. Some areas are crammed with homeless people and plagued with garbage, rats, violence, crime, drug needles, human feces, the return of the medieval disease typhus and fears that (brace yourselves, Angelinos) cholera and leprosy may be next.
It’s so bad that on Tuesday, 15 White House officials, including several from the EPA, toured the Skid Row district of L.A. on the invitation of local civic leaders who are urging FEMA to stage a National Guard-style federal intervention. One of those leaders, Rev. Andy Bales of Union Mission Church, lost his leg to a flesh-eating bacteria contracted on Skid Row.
At the link, Forbes takes an in-depth look at how California’s homeless problem reached such horrendous and dangerous levels, and how its official policies are making the problem worse. The article asks how it could have gotten so bad when California has some of the “most progressive policies on mental health and drug addiction. The Democrats have a supermajority. What went wrong?”
I would direct their attention to five words: “The Democrats have a supermajority.” But read the whole article as a cautionary tale before the next election.
Deputy AG rejects McCabe's appeal
By Mike Huckabee
It’s been reported that Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen has rejected former deputy and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s appeal of a recommendation by the U.S. attorney for Washington that McCabe face criminal charges for making misleading statements to federal investigators and unauthorized leaks to the media (this doesn’t mean he’ll face charges, only that the option remains.)
The news didn’t go over well with some employees of CNN, who are anonymously fuming that their bosses hired McCabe as a correspondent, despite knowing that he’d lied under oath and was under investigation. The idea of hiring anyone who would badmouth Trump is as irresistible to them as a fat worm is to a bass, so they bit and now they’re on the hook and don’t know what to do next.
Some liberal commentators are trying to spin this as a personal vendetta orchestrated by Trump, rather than the results of findings of serious wrongdoing by career professional investigators and prosecutors. CNN legal analyst Jeffry Toobin, who describes McCabe as a friend, tried to poo-poo the potential charges, calling it an “extremely unusual prosecution.” Toobin said, “Andy McCabe had the right to speak to reporters. That is beyond dispute.” Which seems odd, since the US Attorney for Washington obviously disputes it.
I’m going to read some legal analysis and go into this in more detail later. Meanwhile, it’s nice to know that there are still a few people working at CNN who are upset that their network is squandering whatever molecules of journalistic credibility it still had left by hiring a Deep State known liar in hopes that he would echo the anti-Trump rhetoric already being spewed by all the other Deep State known liars they’ve put on the payroll.
##Appellation##, I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
My condolences to the family of Joseph A. Heller, Jr., who died on Sept. 8th at 82. And my congratulations to his children for writing an obituary so hilarious that it went viral on Facebook. Judging from the way they describe their dad, it sounds as if he would be delighted at the idea of embarrassing people by making them crack up while reading an obituary.
Just minutes after the 9/11 anniversary started at midnight on Wednesday, a rocket struck the US Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. Fortunately, it happened late at night, and there were no casualties. It’s a reminder to President Trump of what he’s dealing with if he thinks he can talk the Taliban into a peace agreement. But the fact that the White House didn’t try to convince us that the 9/11 anniversary attack on our Embassy was sparked by anger over a YouTube video is a good sign that they’re far more realistic, and honest, than the last Administration.
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