Evening Edition - December 5

December 5, 2018

You know the Mueller probe isn’t going the way rabid anti-Trumpers hoped (and built their whole lives around for two years) when even leftist-chic Vanity Fair magazine feels it must prepare its readers for the soul-crushing possibility that Mueller might have labored mightily to produce a mouse, and that  his report will not prove that the President is a treasonous criminal in cahoots with Russia. 

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/12/a-trump-haters-guide-to-mueller-skepticism

 

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First, Charlie Brown was a racist, then Rudolph was normalizing bullying, and now “The Little Mermaid” represents a “heteronormative attack on women’s rights” and promotes sexual assault.  Go ahead, try and guess why...  No, you’ll need to think crazier than that. 

Oh, go on, click the link.  If you read this newsletter, you can’t possibly be deranged enough to guess.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/first-rudolf-now-ariel-company-nixes-part-little-mermaid-production-snowflakes-arent-offended/

 

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Whoever would have imagined that running a magazine for conservatives that relentlessly attacks the Republican President and sides with Democrats would be a bad business decision?  It’s sort of like trying to sell subscriptions to “Cat Fancy” at the National Dog Show.  Or taking a strong pro-gun control stand when you own a chain of outdoor stores that caters to hunters.  Oh wait, I forgot: someone also did that, with similar results.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/arrogant-trump-hater-bill-kristol-hit-disaster-weekly-standard-close-days-insider/

 

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As expected after the detailed expose by the New York Times of former CBS CEO Les Moonves’ alleged scheming with a talent agent to use promises of TV roles to hush up an actress who accused him of sexual assault, CBS is no longer resigned to signing the check for Moonves' $120 million golden parachute.  They hope to hand him a well-deserved anvil instead.

CBS hired two law firms to conduct an independent inquiry, and their report is ready to present to the network’s annual meeting next week.  The Times has already seen it. The attorneys interviewed Moonves and 11 of his 17 accusers.   They judged the women’s stories to be credible, but they found Moonves to be “evasive and untruthful at times and to have deliberately lied about and minimized the extent of his sexual misconduct.”  The report includes previously-undisclosed allegations and says that Moonves “engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995.” They also claim he destroyed evidence and misled investigators to try to save his reputation and severance deal. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/les-moonves-obstructed-investigation-into-misconduct-claims-report-says/ar-BBQvr67?li=BBnb7Kz

The investigators also say they found multiple bases for CBS to say it fired Moonves for cause, which means, “Sorry, jerk, no jackpot for you!”  It must be especially embarrassing since CBS, home of Stephen Colbert and the now-canceled “Murphy Brown,” is such a paragon of smug liberal piety when it comes to lecturing the rest of us on our many non-PC shortcomings.  They’d probably love to have a time machine so they could go back and prevent this photo of Moonves and Harvey Weinstein speaking together at a forum called “Beyond Primetime: Will Media Help Grow Healthier Kids?”  Not if they work in it around those two!

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/11/hollywood-sex-grooming-gang-les-moonves-harvey-weinstein/

I’m sure someone will raise the issue of due process, so just to be clear: I still defend his or anyone else’s right to defend himself.  And if Moonves has a defense against the accusations, he should be allowed to make it.  His problems are twofold:

1.  His dispute with CBS over his severance payout is about a contract violation, not a criminal case.

 

2.  He had an opportunity to defend himself, and the investigators say his response was to lie and try to rig a cover-up. 

Still, if the accusations result in criminal charges, Moonves should be guaranteed due process. And if CBS refuses to pay, he’ll have the right to sue in civil court.  But he might want to save his money, because I doubt that even $120 million worth of lawyers could win that case.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/les-moonves-obstructed-investigation-into-misconduct-claims-report-says/ar-BBQvr67?li=BBnb7Kz

 

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Some liberals in Michigan are threatening to sue if the Newaygo Public School District doesn’t end a 40-year tradition and remove figures of the Three Wise Men from the town’s Christmas display. They claim it violates the separation of church and state. I suspect they're really just jealous because their side couldn’t come up with three wise men if we loaned them two. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/leftists-turn-40-year-tradition-demand-3-wise-men-removed-towns-christmas-display/

 

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This post is byLaura Ainsworth:

Now that we’ve all had some time to go through the special counsel’s “sentencing memo” for Gen. Michael Flynn, something really jumped out at me.  In between all the glowing tributes to this “exemplary” man whose career they had destroyed, they included this as one of the reasons for why he had been helpful to them...

“Additionally, the defendant’s decision to plead guilty and cooperate likely affected the decisions of related firsthand witnesses to be forthcoming with the SCO [Special Counsel Office] and cooperate.”

Well, isn’t that special.  How convenient for them that they got him to plead guilty for something he apparently didn’t even do, giving up the fight (which legal experts are saying he would have won) just to avoid sliding further into bankruptcy trying to defend himself and possibly protect other members of his family from the same nightmare.  They’re rewarding him now because his decision got other witnesses to be more forthcoming with them.  He was a useful pawn.  Thanks, Gen. Flynn!

I am really too overwhelmed with disgust right now to say any more about this.

https://saraacarter.com/mueller-memos-key-takeaways-no-collusion-flynn-is-a-good-man/

 

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If you didn’t see the funeral for President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, this link will take you to a video of Fox News’ broadcast of the full event.  But I’ve set the link to take you directly to the beginning of former President George W. Bush’s eulogy for his father.  It was funny, wise, moving and one of the most inspiring speeches you are likely to see this year, or any year. It was a loving depiction of someone who wasn’t merely a great statesman or politician, but a great husband, father, friend and human being. 

I know it must have been difficult for him to deliver – at the very end, the grief he was holding inside escaped for a fleeting moment – but that only made his words even more indelible.  It was a beautiful and masterful tribute, and I’m sure his mom and dad were looking down proudly. 

https://youtu.be/68psaUc5EnM?t=1h46m2s

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  • Janis Tobin

    12/06/2018 08:44 PM

    These people are very mentally ill. It's like lighting a match to gasoline. Fire has a way of burning up the whole forest. Maybe self-destruct will happen soon.

  • Nelda White

    12/06/2018 01:23 PM

    I hate to pop their bubble, but there is no separation of church and state in the constitution. It simply (and that may be the problem) states that the government will not start and maintain a government church as was done in Europe. The government has the right to allow or refuse Christmas or Jewish or any other displays as they see fit and as the people would like. It is hard for narrow minded knit pickers to understand. and yes I know what the Supreme Court ruled and yes they fell for a shyster presented who was trying to make a name for himself.

  • Cheryl Crum

    12/06/2018 11:33 AM

    (A hundred years before the advent of Hitler, the German-Jewish poet, Heinrich Heine, had declared: "Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too." May 10, 1933 - Students and storm troopers on the Opera Square in Berlin with books and writings deemed "unGerman." ) Found online about the Germans, Hitler
    Like other countries who burned their peoples books, Some are trying to do the same here in the US but using their personal version of 'political correctness' to scare and force people to ban through the media. Trying to make others and our citizens view the world as they want them to, not as what in real and truthful. Brainwashing and it is time the Media, our country and people stand up and stop listening to the biased comments of a few who do not believe in free speech or a free country and society.

  • Cheryl Crum

    12/06/2018 11:30 AM

    A hundred years before the advent of Hitler, the German-Jewish poet, Heinrich Heine, had declared: "Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too." May 10, 1933 - Students and storm troopers on the Opera Square in Berlin with books and writings deemed "unGerman."
    Like other countries who burned their peoples books, Some are trying to do the same here in the US but using their personal version of 'political correctness' to scare and force people to ban through the media. Trying to make others and our citizens view the world as they want them to, not as what in real and truthful. Brainwashing and it is time the Media, our country and people stand up and stop listening to the biased comments of a few who do not believe in free speech or a free country and society.

  • Mary Steele F Lawler

    12/06/2018 11:12 AM

    About the Weekly Standard....I thought it was just me. I'm a Republican housewife with an agrarian outlook. The WS became so shrill and icky that I had to get away from it. It took days to cancel subscription, too. As if they were hanging tightly to my 65$. I enjoyed them when I taught history in the 2000's, especially Fred Barnes, because they were peppy and even-handed. Last year I had enough. We were ALL wrong about what Trump could do. We've ALL had to adjust our attitudes as this crass person Makes America Great Again. WS wasn't flexible on this point and became so insular and self serving, though, that I'm not sad to see them go.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/06/2018 09:57 AM

    CA wildfire solutions:
    Mobile strike team estd.
    Command post Mobile in contact with Sacramento CP & LA CA CP for So CA.
    Clear brush around homes etc.
    Use old wood for logging IE homes, firewood
    Clear trails more.
    OK Volunteer Fire Teams.
    Pre position dozers etc for Fire Teams IE outside YosemiteNP.
    CUT Govt to fund firefighting.
    Incentives for homeowners to clear brush
    (see Paradise CA).
    & apply Nationwide as needed

  • Jim Kindle

    12/06/2018 09:41 AM

    Alex Jones had an article on his show that Trump signed the USMCA law to legalize the censorship and banning all conservative issues on the WEB??? What gives with this as this law pertains to the replacing of the one dealing with Mexico , Canada and the US trade deals????? What has it got to do with banning conservative issues??

  • Ben Johnston

    12/06/2018 08:20 AM

    With all the hoopla over the metoo movement and all the accusations against males, I am wondering: Was, is, there no woman "worthy" pf being accused of sexual harrisment? What about the intern and her filthy mouth? Did her employer not know about her feelings? Or was the employer complicit in her actions? Just wondering.

  • robert hicks

    12/06/2018 08:15 AM

    How long will it be before the Dems and Media start bashing GHW Bush! Will they wait until he is in the ground !!??

  • Elaine Knudsen

    12/06/2018 07:42 AM

    I watched President Bush's funeral ceremony on CBS. It was very touching and worth the time to watch and respect. After the funeral, CBS had commentary. While everyone else was reflecting positively on the life of President Bush, Gail King, made sure to take air time, to put her President Trump hate dig in, and point out that Michelle Obama was still on her book tour, where she says "she will never forgive Trump", yet the two had to be in the same place, at the same time for this event, & shook hands. If Michelle Obama puts it in words that she will never forgive, that's on her, to live with indefinitely and reap the consequences thereof. For Gail King to inject all of this into the moments that were suppose to be about President Bush, was unprofessional and unnecessary, when the subject was clearly about President Bush & his life! It was completely out of line, poor journalism, and in poor taste on her part. It was also pointed out on other TV outlets, that President Trump was the only one, in the Presidential row, who did not repeat the Catholic words. He believes in God, he was there to show his respects, it does not mean that he has to conform to all Catholicism practices. President Trump gets slammed for every little thing he does or does not do. Divisiveness has little chance of ending when the above behaviors continue. Wish we could all be more President Bush like.

  • Jerry Holland

    12/06/2018 07:34 AM

    I and all my friends continue to ask why there are no charges being brought against Comey, Hillary, and the rest of the high level crooks. Based on all we hear from Hannity, it's a done deal that they broke the law. President Trump got rid of do nothing Sessions so why isn't the temporary guy arresting and charging these people. Many of us are starting to doubt all we hear on Fox News when nothing ever happens but a bunch of time wasting hearings in the Senate. Arrest somebody already.

  • Glenda White

    12/06/2018 07:33 AM

    Just finished reading the Princeton “Just Kiss the Girl” bit. Oh. My. Gosh.

  • Kaye Swiftney

    12/06/2018 06:26 AM

    I live in Grand Haven, several miles south of Newyago, we had for years across the Grand River on Dewy Hill (main street runs straight thru town to the river) was an awesome Christmas scene telling the story of the birth of Christ with music and each set lighting as they sang (example wise men) it was about 10 minutes and was on from 7-9 p.m. Well of course someone from Norton Shores, 12 miles to the north objected and wanted to take the city to court (he did the same thing in Hawaii). When you drive into or out of town over the lift bridge you could see it. My feeling was don't look and stay out of our town. What a shame

  • Patricia MatthewsGarcia

    12/06/2018 04:12 AM

    I thought it was great and touching ,I was weeping when it was over. It showed compassion in allowing both President Trump and his wife to be included. Milanya was at MCCains funeral. Following the years of service the family shared serving our country made me proud

  • Jeannie MacAdams

    12/06/2018 02:35 AM

    I do love your commentaries! This one had me ho-hoing (good time of year for that, huh?) & I nearly spit a mouthful of water all over my monitor! The culprit quote is: "I suspect they're really just jealous because their side couldn’t come up with three wise men if we loaned them two."

  • Henry Sherwood

    12/06/2018 12:39 AM

    Bush Funeral:

    AMEN, AMEN, and AMEN

  • Jerry Korba

    12/06/2018 12:22 AM

    I have talked before about the Greatest Generation and WOW what people like my Dad and Mom were is just Great. I watched the Bush funeral today and what a stroll down memory lane it was. Real men coming up to the podium to speak the real friends had real things to share the humor, sincerity, and pure toughness of these human beings brought real emotion for me to see what Greatness looked like again. We have people here today that are like them the only problem is we just do not have enough of them. As I watch Judge K hearings I watched as those people put their best foot forward and I was reminded how far humans have sunk. Once their was an advertisement about people littering the highway polluting the lakes the sky and a native American looked at what these people have done to the land and a tear fell from his eye I felt his hurt when I watched the Judge K hearing and the buffoons acting as they did I prayed for the Greatest Generation to return they would not have let those shameless people do what they had done. Yes many people like me had a tear on our face to see a generation fall so low. I pray the Greatest Generation can make a comeback we cleaned the the lakes land and skies maybe we can cleanse those people at the Judge K hearings. Dems U know who and what you are POLLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anne Turner

    12/05/2018 11:16 PM

    What a wonder tribute to an accomplished and good man. What a contrast to rather men we are seeing in our public life. I looked at Trump and Clinton and almost felt pity for them that they have not had that special relation in their lives that can exist between a man and a woman. Now after several days of decency we will go go back to the nasty backbiting that has characterized our public discourse for so long. Maybe those self important egos should have given some thought to the fact that if anything had happened to that beautiful building, the Cathedral, most of our government leadership would have been wiped out. We are only mortals, not so important after all. Yes, he and his peers were the “greatest generation”, second only to the founders.

  • Kenneth Stroud

    12/05/2018 11:12 PM

    I love your daily newsletter Mike, I read them all. I am 77 years old, and I really miss the America I grew up in! The leftists and idiots have destroyed the America I knew. I remember my uncles coming home after WWII, and hearing their horror stories. When I see someone who is kneeling during our national anthem, I want them deported. And, by the way, I don't have a hash tag on my phone, only a pound sign! I guess I am a dinosaur.

  • Carol Rittenhouse

    12/05/2018 10:43 PM

    Leftists are the only ones who can decide what offends? Frankly their attitude offends me. Back when schooling was just that, not mind washing and pablum, I was taught that rights were 'right's' until they infringed on someone else's rights.
    Well that line has been crossed and I am starting to speak out.

  • Ed Williar

    12/05/2018 10:33 PM

    Governor:
    Thank you for the himor that you “sprinkle in” to your already spot-on commentaries! Love it!
    Thanks,
    Ed

  • J David Chandler

    12/05/2018 10:31 PM

    First, let me say that I love your newsletter. I supported you in the last presidential election until you dropped out. You seem to be a good Christian man. I was able to view the entire Bush 41 funeral. All of the speeches were wonderful, but I especially enjoyed his son's eulogy. It was poignant, loving, and, at times, funny. I hope and pray that the Bush family and the Trumps can get the Republican party to work together now. Our country has a lot on the line. Thank you, Mr. Huckabee, for being a voice for reason and sanity in a political world where there seems to be little of either. God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.

  • Nancy Rife

    12/05/2018 10:24 PM

    I appreciate your perspective on the news, Mr. Huckabee. Thank you for providing this to us "regular" citizens!