Today's Newsletter April 24 Edition

April 24, 2018 |


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Today's Commentary: The media should listen to all of the victims -- Thoughts and prayers for President Bush -- Deal struck with DOJ for Hillary probe documents -- New Campus Reform video  -- Lawsuits and the 9th Circuit Court  -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries


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Despite the abject failure of existing laws to keep guns out of the hands of someone who was clearly mentally unstable, many people are reacting to Sunday’s shooting by calling for more laws to disarm law-abiding citizens, not even recognizing the irony that they would put everyone into the same position as James Shaw Jr. and the other unarmed Waffle House customers.

It’s especially dumbfounding considering that Sunday’s tragedy is nearly an exact repeat of a notorious mass shooting in Killeen, Texas. On October 16, 1991, George Hennard entered a crowded Luby’s Cafeteria and began methodically shooting the customers. By the time police finally arrived and Hennard committed suicide, he had killed 23 people and wounded 27 others. "Assault weapon" laws were irrelevant: he had two pistols and repeatedly reloaded. What mattered was that all the customers were unarmed because people could not carry their legally-owned firearms inside.


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Thoughts and prayers for President Bush

By Mike Huckabee

Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized in Houston with a blood infection one day after the funeral of his beloved wife of 73 years, Barbara, and is in intensive care. His family and doctors were concerned because someone can become more susceptible to infections while under deep emotional stress, as he has been this past week, especially considering his age (93). I’m sure you’ll all join me in saying a prayer for his health.


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Deal struck with DOJ for Hillary probe documents

By Mike Huckabee

The chairs of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced that they have finally struck a deal with the Department of Justice to hand over documents related to the FBI’s (non)investigation of Hillary’s Clinton’s private email server that leaked classified information worse than James Comey. This comes a month after the Committees had to subpoena the DOJ to force them to hand over the documents.

While this news will likely have Hillary reaching for the Chardonnay, there’s a point in all this that isn’t getting the attention it deserves: why on Earth should it take months and months, and the threat of a subpoena, to force a government agency to “make a deal” to produce documents to the people’s elected Congressional Representatives who are empowered with oversight of that department? If your boss demanded that you hand over some work documents and you refused and stalled him for months, would you still have your job?


New Campus Reform video

By Mike Huckabee

There’s a new video out from Campus Reform, proving that parents are paying a lot of money to give their college student kids an indoctrination in leftist politics instead of an education. Last time out, their on-camera interviewer captured students in New York bashing Trump’s State of the Union speech before he’d even given it. This time, they’re filled with fury and outrage over Trump’s decision to send National Guard troops to help secure the border…then filled with confusion and excuses when informed that Obama did the same thing. Oh, well, at least they’ve finally gotten informed about something while on a college campus, and I get the impression that doesn’t happen very often these days.



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Lawsuits and the 9th Circuit Court

By Mike Huckabee

Monday, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that an ape satisfied the criteria for standing to file a lawsuit under the Constitution. And yes, it was a real ape, not the kind of hairy, smelly human you might expect to prevail in court in San Francisco.

The case involved a photographer who dropped his camera in a nature reserve in Indonesia. A crested macaque named Naruto picked it up and inadvertently snapped some “selfies” with it. The photographer recovered it and sold the photos, which proved popular and lucrative. Enter People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animal rights group, which sued on behalf of Naruto, claiming that the copyright to the photos belonged to the ape.

Fortunately, this isn’t the usual example of liberal judges gone ape that we’re used to. The Court ruled that the ape had Constitutional standing to sue because it suffered a tangible injury directly related to the photographer’s actions. But the panel still dismissed the lawsuit because the Copyright Act does not specifically authorize animals to file infringement lawsuits, so apes don’t have statutory standing to sue. And until apes start making campaign contributions, I doubt that they ever will.

The story is worth reading for the panels’ smackdown of PETA’s ulterior motives. PETA actually reached a settlement with the photographer for a quarter of future profits to go to animal protection charities, but the Court decided to rule on it anyway, to help clarify the law on animals’ legal rights. The judges noted that PETA says it stands for the idea that “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” Yet, while claiming to be Naruda’s friend and legal representative, they took it upon themselves to accept a settlement and drop the lawsuit. They noted that if Naruda understood his legal rights, he might sue his “friend” PETA for abandoning him and failing to pursue his interests in favor of its own.

Which begs the question: Aren’t there any lawyers out there who’d like to take that case on contingency?



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Additional Commentaries

Anti-Christian bigotry fails in NYC

New revelation shows Dem cybersecurity was a joke

Today's Newsletter April 23 Edition


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