October 19, 2018

NELLIE OHR UPDATE, and then, pardon my rant

News flash:  Nellie Ohr is the legal spouse of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.  Yes, we already knew that –- in fact, it represents a huge conflict of interest for her husband if he was involved in any way in the Russia probe, which he (unofficially) was  –- but why is it especially important today?  Well, that “piece of paper” came in very handy for Nellie at her long-awaited appearance Friday before congressional committees looking into the origins of the Trump/Russia probe.  She and her attorneys pulled a fast one and invoked spousal privilege to avoid answering any questions regarding communications between her and her husband.

So, in the words of Emily Litella from Saturday Night Live (back when it was funny), “Never mind.”  The hearing turned out to be so limited in scope that some in attendance have called it a waste of time.  Not having been in the room, I’d be hesitant to go that far, as there are many other questions that might have been asked, but it certainly presents a challenge to committee members.


A word to the wise for all those power couples who work in Washington, DC:  If you suspect you might ever be called to testify about your significant other –- or vice versa –- and you’re not legally married, you might want to think about putting a ring on it.  I’m being facetious, of course, but look at how it has helped Bruce and Nellie and their attorneys, who are managing in these choppy legal waters to keep both “Ohrs” pulling in the same direction.

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Nellie Ohr is the researcher/Russia specialist who worked for Fusion GPS, presumably on the phony Christopher Steele “dossier” that was fraudulently used as actual evidence by top FBI officials to get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.  All this corruption goes back to the Hillary Clinton campaign (shock!) and the Democratic National Committee (double shock!), whose funds were funneled through law firm Perkins Coie to Fusion GPS, which paid British ex-spy Christopher Steele to do what he almost certainly would have done for free:  come up with salacious rumors about Trump and dress them up like official intel.  Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson recently pleaded the Fifth.  It all stinks like a dead skunk in the road.


Can you even imagine the furor in the media and in Congress if these characters who were trying to prevent (and, later, nullify) the election of a Presidential candidate were Republicans?  Assuming there is life on other planets, it would be deafened by the nonstop screaming.  Here on Earth, though, with Democrats clearly implicated in a scheme to take down Trump, it’s mostly crickets.


I guess you can tell that I’m fed up and thoroughly disgusted right now.  My one hope concerns all those who want to stand up for the American system of justice, which as constructed was the envy of the world.  It’s for those who can smell the swamp and know it needs to be drained if America is to endure as a free and fair nation.  That would include the so-called Republican “base,” which a New York Times editorial has just described as having a “collective lizard brain,” and anyone else who cares about the survival of this country and the principles on which it was founded.  GET TO THE POLLS just a little over two weeks from now.  No election has been more important than this one.



 Arizona craziness

I’m starting to suspect that Arizona Senate candidate Krysten Sinema decided to run solely because she really believes Arizonans are “crazy” and figures crazy people need representation, too.  It seems that every day, a new piece of leftist loopiness emerges from the “moderate” Democrat’s past. 


Here’s the latest: an email she wrote in 2002 promoting an anti-George W. Bush rally in which she accused Bush of a litany of bizarre crimes, including “putting arsenic in our water” and “crowning himself King of the World for life.”  Apparently, she had George W. Bush confused with Leonardo DiCaprio in “Titanic.” 


Let’s hope Arizona voters don’t make a “Titanic” mistake on November 6th.

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The perfectly-timed new sequel to the classic horror film “Halloween” is on track to set box offices.  But audiences might be surprised at what they see. According to this review by Kyle Smith, it’s not a standard “woman in danger from slasher” movie. It’s more of a conservative “that slasher wouldn’t have a chance if the woman had a gun” movie. 


In fact, it’s reportedly very clear in its messages that some people, like the remorseless killer Michael Myers, are just evil; that the justice system and media give more sympathy to criminals than victims; and that women who want to protect themselves should learn how to pack heat.  So much so that liberal star Jamie Lee Curtis felt the need to justify her participation by declaring, “I fully support the Second Amendment.”  That could kill her Hollywood career faster than Michael Myers.    


Smith’s review is at the link.  Don’t read it if you don’t want any of the movie's shocks revealed.  But I think I’ve already revealed the biggest shock of all by telling you that Hollywood has made a movie with a conservative attitude about guns and self-defense.  And you thought it was a law that in horror movies, would-be victims always had to act like helpless idiots!



 McCaskill caught on undercover video

I told you that Democratic Sen. Clair McCaskill and her staffers had been caught on undercover video by James O’Keefe, admitting she was lying to Missouri voters about not wanting to ban guns or impeach Trump because she had to get reelected.  I’ll bet you thought I was joking when I predicted Democrats would respond by claiming O’Keefe was a Russian bot.  The Russians always seem to get blamed whenever Democrats inadvertently reveal what they really believe to voters. 


Well, it’s impossible these days to make a joke that’s crazier than reality.  McCaskill has responded to the revelations by demanding a special prosecutor investigate…the people who revealed the truth.  She’s accusing O’Keefe of “fraud” for implanting an undercover reporter in her campaign (aka “journalism”) to reveal the fraud she’s perpetuating on Missouri voters.  She’s also blaming her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, who has no known connection to O’Keefe’s organization Project Veritas.  She said, “He’s supposed to be going after fraud, not applauding it.”


If I were her, I’d be careful about demanding that the Attorney General go after anyone who’s committing fraud in Missouri.  I believe “false advertising” would fall under that category, like pasting a fake “Moderate” label on a bottle of Carter’s Little Liberal Pills.




Urgent reminder:

If you vote Democrat next month, these are the type of people you’ll be putting in charge of government entities that have power over you and your family.


Oh, you say, that’s just a random violent nut on the street, not someone respected and responsible.  You mean like this University of Mississippi “gender studies” professor who urged people not only to interrupt Republican Senators’ meals in restaurants, but to steal their food and “put your whole damn fingers in their salads” because “they don’t deserve your civility”?


Well, okay, maybe that guy teaches a course called “Social Problems” because he’s an expert, what with being a social problem himself.  Still, he’s not an actual political professional working to promote Democratic campaigns.  You mean, like this guy?...


All right, so random nuts, lefty professors and people working for Democratic PACs might be violent loons, but at least nobody that deranged actually holds a responsible position in the Democratic Party itself.  You mean, like this guy?...


Okay, fine, but he’s only on the state level!  There’s no way you’d hear endorsements of violence and incivility from major national Democratic political figures, like Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton or Eric Holder, the type that would encourage someone to actually assault a Republican candidate and fracture his eye socket...


I’ll stop now to let you go check to see if early voting has begun yet in your area so you can vote straight Republican as urgently as if you were putting out a fire before it can spread and burn down the whole house.



 Minnesota madness

You’ve heard the argument that Christian bakers and florists should be forced to provide services for same-sex weddings in violation of their religious beliefs because they are just “tradespeople” who offer “products,” not artists making personal artistic creations. That implies that the government shouldn’t be allowed to force artists to create works that promote messages that violate their deeply-held beliefs.  For instance, I’m sure liberals should find it abhorrent for liberal filmmakers to be forced by the government to make films opposing same-sex marriage. 


Agreed!  So then, why is this Christian couple who own a media company in Minnesota facing a ruinous federal lawsuit for declining to make films celebrating gay wedding ceremonies?  Have liberals spent the past few decades turning Hollywood into a leftwing dreck factory purely so they could argue in court that films are no longer an art form?



 Welcome to the club

I’d like to officially welcome Arizona Senate candidate Martha McSally into the growing club of Republicans who have been accused of saying something false by the “fact-checking” site Politifact after they said something that was absolutely, verifiably true.  It just proves once again how badly we need nonpartisan fact checkers to fact check all the people who claim to be nonpartisan fact checkers.



Former FBI agent charged

A former FBI agent in Minnesota was just sentenced to four years in prison for leaking secret US defense documents to the media.  Wait, you mean you can actually go to prison for not keeping secret government documents secret?  There must be some mistake, as I was assured no reasonable prosecutor would ever bring such a case!


Oh, wait: turns out his name is Terry James Albury, not Hillary Clinton.  Now it makes sense.  Carry on.




 Media still out of touch

A few years back, I wrote an entire book (“God, Guns, Grits and Gravy”) about how out of touch the media and both political party establishments were with the American people and how they needed to get out of their bubbles and go visit the country they claim to speak for.  They never did, and they’re still reeling in shock from Trump’s “surprise” victory, which I predicted months in advance.


Now, here’s a video that shows why reporters are so reluctant to go out and ask Americans what they’re thinking: they’re afraid Americans will tell them.



 Fake recipe

Liberals who’ve been yammering at us recently about “cultural appropriation” (which is actually just sharing knowledge and traditions across different cultures, which used to be known as “advancing civilization”) seem awfully quiet about the most glaring example of real cultural appropriation in the news lately.  That’s Sen. Elizabeth Warren's claim to be Cherokee and her appropriating of benefits reserved for “women of color” when a DNA test showed she’s as little as 1/1024th Native American.  That’s like putting half a drop of medicine in a big glass of water and calling it a cold remedy.  She’s a homeopathic Native American. 


Anyway, now it turns out that not even her “Native American” family recipe is Native American.  In 1984, a cousin of Warren’s published a Native American cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow” (and nobody’s complained about that name?)  Warren contributed her family recipe for Cold Omelets with Crab Meat, which sounds about as Native American as she is.  And with good reason, as it turns out.  The recipe is virtually identical to one published years earlier by French chef Pierre Franey, which was said to have been the favorite dish of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.


Do you know what this means?  The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were Native American!  Well, not really.  But I bet they were more Native American than Elizabeth Warren.

 Huck's Hero alert

You might not think someone could earn the title of “Huck’s Hero” just for delivering a pizza. But wait until you hear this story, and you’ll understand.


Twenty-five years ago, Rich and Julie Morgan of Indianapolis lived in Battle Creek, Michigan.  In those happy times just starting out in life together, they would eat at Steve’s Pizza, which Rich declared to be the best in the world.  Sadly, those days are past now.  Rich recently entered hospice care for cancer after being told by his doctors that the end was near.  Julie knew she could never take him to Steve’s again, but she wrote and asked if they might just send him a card or text to remind him of those happier times.


That message ended up in the hands of Steve’s Pizza’s current manager, 18-year-old Dalton Shaffer.  He was so moved by it that he had two extra special pizzas made and set out to deliver them himself.  But it didn’t take 30 minutes or less.  After a long shift, he got in his car and began driving...200 miles to Indianapolis.  He arrived at the Morgans’ with the pies at 2:30 a.m.  But they didn’t mind being awakened. Julie offered to put him up in a hotel for the night, but he said he had to work the next day, so he set off on the 200-mile drive back home. 


Julie said, “Dalton brought our family so much joy - and the best pizza in the world - at a really difficult time. While ‘thank you’ hardly seems adequate - from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Dalton from Steve's Pizza in Battle Creek, MI, for making your epic middle of the night pizza delivery!" 


Asked by MLive news about his midnight pizza ride, Dalton said, “Anybody that is watching this, keep them in mind and pray for them.  I hope the best for them, and I hope the Lord gives them comfort. I just felt really sad for them,"


I hope you will do as this terrific young man requests and remember the Morgans in your prayers.  Say thanks, too, for a Huck’s Hero like Dalton Shaffer, who gave us a shining example of kindness and decency toward others at a time when we sorely needed one. And needless to say, if you're ever in Battle Creek, give Steve's Pizza a try.





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  • Mary Jane Grimaldi

    10/22/2018 11:37 AM

    All this liberal talk about “in their face—-kick em——put them down” makes me wonder if the dems are trying to start a revolution in this country.

  • Barbara Schuyler

    10/21/2018 06:07 PM

    I have a unique idea to stop the attacks on Republican politicians. Arm them with squirt bottles of water so they can spray the attackers like we do to train our barking dog!

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    10/20/2018 09:19 PM

    Connie Dill,
    These comments are mainly directed to Ms Connie Dill and others who’re in the same frame of mind and in response to your concerns about Medicare expressed on October 18th through reader’s comments section of the Evening Edition of the 18th. Sadly, and unnecessarily, the Washington Post’s Editorial or a report by one of its journalists – whatever you read have really pushed your panic button and put you into a tailspin!
    First of all, look at all the promises President Trump has kept. Secondly, look at how hard the President is working non-stop and against all obstacles and heavy opposition he is doing all he can to keep his promises. Thirdly, and most importantly, look at who gave you this wrong information – they were doing the only thing they know to do: to lie, to deceive, to misinform, to disinform, to confuse, to destroy, to create doubt, fear and panic in WP’s readers and encourage them not to vote Republican but vote for Democrat!
    As far as I know, President Trump never said that he’s going to eliminate Medicare. He made it clear, I believe on Feb 28, 2017, to the Congress that he’ll make no changes to Social Security & Medicare and not eliminate them! It’s Speaker Ryan who talks about eliminating it. President Trump disagrees!
    But, we must be aware and doubly concerned that if the Democrats get the Senate & the House, definitely they’ll impeach President Trump, increase (triple, quadruple) taxes and crimes, breakdown law and order, ruin healthcare, Medicare or any care – make healthcare worse than Obamacare, make sure all the illegals get in and eat all your benefits, literally overnight take away every good thing Trump has accomplished! The Democrats were well on the way of destroying our country under Obama and Hillary would’ve finished what he’d begun!
    In other words, all our worst nightmares – yours and mine – will come true overnight if we let the Democrats take over the House and the Senate with people like Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Booker, Waters, Warren, Harris, Durbin, Coons, Blumenthal, Hirono, Leahy, Klobuchar, etc.! – the whole lot of them. There’s no doubt about it! Democrats will bleed us out of our homes, savings, Social Security, Medicare, Bill of Rights, anything and everything!
    So, be forewarned! DON’T vote for any Democrat! They promise something when they mean just the opposite! They’ll accuse their Republican opponent of a misdeed/ misdemeanour which they themselves are guilty of!! Character assassination! (Justice Kavanaugh is a prime example!)
    If you look at the true US history, you’ll see that it was the Democrats who had the connection with the KKK, affinity to racism, who were against women’s rights, rights of the black people, killing babies in the womb under the guise of women’s right over their own bodies; their leaders (e.g. Clintons, Obama, and others) who had (& won’t be surprised if they still have) connection with KKK, Communists, Socialists, Russia, Cuba, persons like Farrakhan, etc., and are funded by people like George Soros, etc, and who are for tax increase, for joblessness, for regulations that choke manufacturing, productions, jobs, trades; for lies & deceptions; for voters’ dependence on the Government for healthcare & everything else so that we become under their total control, for lawlessness, violence and chaos!
    It was the Republicans who fought for the emancipation of the slaves (Civil War under President Abraham Lincoln who was a Republican), women’s rights (Women’s Suffrage), rights of black people, who are against killing of babies in-vitro, tax increase, who are for law & order, justice and truth; and for the Biblical principles!
    May the Lord open people’s eyes to see the truth and to make the right choices for our nation and for our children grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

  • Louise Ager

    10/20/2018 06:01 PM

    It’s refreshing to see and read all the ways you are staying active in My Faith Votes and TV and on the internet. We need more people like you fighting the good fight!

  • Wanda Hawkins

    10/20/2018 03:59 PM

    Hello Mr. Huckabee. I enjoy your daily messages, and your colorful expressions as well. That seems like a lost art to me.
    I just wanted to tell you that I am using the Mozilla Thunderbird email program and am concerned about some of the messages I get about your stuff. Starting with a bright red banner at the top of your emails that says, “This message may be a scam.” Then when I click on your links such as
    A message pops up saying, “Thunderbird thinks this message is a scam. The links in the message may be trying to impersonate web pages you want to visit. Are you sure you want to visit Yes No
    I always click the “yes” and read it anyway but it is worrisome to me. Thought I’d tell you about it.
    I didn’t live in Arkansas when you were governor but have been back here for 20 years now. It’s very pleasant to have you in the public eye as a GOOD Arkansan after the way the Clintons embarrass me.
    Wanda Hawkins

  • Richard Payne

    10/20/2018 11:49 AM

    This is what we are talking about Mike. We the people get scammed again. Spousal privilege? You mean to tell me that all the lawyers involved on the committee they could not see this coming? Why are we always one step behind. So they needed a closed door hearing so she could not answer any questions.

  • Sabrina Whitaker

    10/20/2018 08:31 AM

    Appreciate your updates, your humor in delivering it and really appreciate you and your family! Thanks for what you do!

  • Grace Mulloy

    10/20/2018 03:22 AM

    I noticed you suggested donating to the Red Cross after Hurricane Michael. Are you aware that the Red Cross does not share their donations generously? Better to donate to Samaritan's Purse, Salvation Army, etc. Thank you.

  • Carolyn Bell

    10/20/2018 02:32 AM

    well Mike I haven't wrote in a while you're doing such a good job your television shows is outstanding I enjoy every minute of it but since we're getting another group of people coming up trying to cross our borders I thought I would ask you a question because you can find the answers to these things quicker than anybody that I know of how much of our tax dollars is going to take care of these people that we have in detention camps how much money is feeding them clothes them and house them and when they do get out of the detention camps do we still furnish them money place to live food to eat on the table medical expenses it's my understanding is we got 200,000 undocumented illegals in our country and are we supposed to feed each and every one of these people I'm Not A Hard Hearted Woman I would love to see people come into our country I the right way I know of several people that got there citizenships become American citizens why can't the rest of the people do that some people's been here 10 20 30 50 years and they still haven't applied for citizenship it just don't make sense can't speak a word of English . we don't have to feed and take care of them. The one that's coming in now they look pretty healthy pretty nice clothes they got on no skinny bone ones and they don't look too scared to me help me out here Mike give me some numbers how many do we still have in the detention camps how much is it costing the in United States citizens and our tax dollars for them to be taken care of.just one more thing God Bless America and may the good Lord watch over our president and keep him strong and the good Lord guide him to make the right decisions for our country and I pray for you to Mike Huckabee we need all the prayers we can get well I hope you read this one and get me back an answer I would really like to know .how much money we're spending on the illegal aliens

  • Anne Turner

    10/19/2018 11:40 PM

    Like you, I am fed up with the left wing but I am also at the end of my tether about the lack of restraint on the part of the President with his tweets and other comments. Because of these he is blamed for everything including the reporters murder. I am very afraid he will not take a strong stance with the Saudi Royals when it is pretty obvious to the world that they either set the stage, or where complicit in this murder. I know there are economic issues but sometimes the moraL high ground supersedes economic considerations. I am also afraid that he will not handle the multitude that is going to be trying to cross our border well. I understand what he is trying to do but if he messes these two things up we will definitely have a lib House and possibly the Senate, too. That would put Nancy second in line for the Presidency and a Lib Pro Tem third. Talk about a nightmare.
    The President handles many things well but he is not attuned to emotions except to his own needs. It makes it very hard for those of us who support his administration to defend it. He is giving the appearance of being in bed with the Saudis, a despotic and cruel regime. I understand why, Israel, oil, and our products products. This close to the election hearts and minds could change rapidly. If the the GOP loses the Senate, there will be no more SCOTUS justices approved, until after the 20 election. Furthermore, if the GOP,loses the House both MR, Trump and .justice Kavaanigh will be impeached even though no conviction will be possible. I am now hearing that there are investigations into Kavanaughs past rulings as partisan. They will,start on the VP next. Rumors recalso circulating that Kvanaighd brother justices are not pleased that he was confirmed. I doubt that, but the mediA will make up,anything to stymie this administration. I have also talked to people who do not understand that Hilary has committed criminal offenses. One said to me, well the FBI cleared her. What has happened to us?

  • Lynne Reynolds

    10/19/2018 10:32 PM

    Mike, I want to thank you for bringing us such important stories & updates. It's impossible to rely on major media for honest reporting. God Bless your work.

  • Thomas Burdon

    10/19/2018 10:16 PM

    First let me introduce myself. I am a eighty year old WASP (Sort of ) I begin each day asking God to guide my footsteps. It works for me! ( And Republican/libertarian old fogy)
    Anyway, we need to legalize all drugs. The cost of addiction would probably go down, and the revenue from taxation might cover the medical costs. And, it would get rid of the law enforcement addiction to the war on drugs, get rid of the honest cops chasing them and the crooked cops helping them (BTW, The Tucson PD is the most corrupt in the country. Do not ask how I know) And it would get rid of all the drug gangs.
    Lots of upside to the suggestion.
    Thanks for listening.
    Tom Burdon

  • Anita Mae Barker

    10/19/2018 09:50 PM

    I'm like you, Mike. Thoroughly fed up and disgusted. I'm glad you make sense of some of the awful stuff going on, helps me understand better. Thanks.

  • Gary Stilwell

    10/19/2018 08:36 PM

    Apparently you haven't gotten to the earlier e-mails.
    Would like to see your take on the Fla Governeror's race.
    Andrew Guillum is the mayor of Tallahassee-under investigation for financial improprieties, reported 78% crime rate increase during his current term-a stated socialist(questionable) and platform that includes abolishment of prisons, tax increases, open borders, etc.
    His opponent is Desantis, accused of being in the pocket of big sugar(hilliard bros){btw those guys have already been implicated in the SW Fla effort to stop the small releases from Lake Okeechobee, that have contributed to massive algae blooms and Red Tide along the Gulf Coast--pretty much decimating the population of fish, endangered Loggerhead Turtles, whales.
    Please tell me(and my friends) what you think.

    second e-mail

  • Mildred (Millie) S. Billingham

    10/19/2018 08:03 PM

    Thank you for clearly sharing the news. I am 81+ years old lady and do not always understand the current happenings. You, my Friend, make it so very clear and very easy to follow.. I am a REPUBLICAN, and My husband and I have already voted by ABSENTEE BALLOTS. I think literally no one has an excuse not to vote. Love you Mike

  • Renata E. Melone

    10/19/2018 07:41 PM

    God bless Steve for his kindness to a couple who really deserved a touch of kindness and love! I am writing to my relatives in Michigan to make sure they visit his Pizza Shop! He truly is an "angel"! - It was a wonderful way to end your newsletter tonight! What can I say about all the garbage being spewed out of the mouths of the Democrats. The problem I see now is that a lot of the elderly people who are Democrats can't see well anymore, don't have access to a computer, and don't hear about a lot of this garbage will vote Democrat because they believe that the people in that party are as "good"? as they once were! Too many of them just vote Democrat - not by the person running. I still believe that God is in charge and with all our prayers I hope that He will help us out once again! We have to get out and vote because that is our part of the prayer!

  • Eleanor P

    10/19/2018 06:48 PM

    I concur with all you say about the left. They have truly gone the way of the insane. Yet we must be faithful to our values and disassociate ourselves from the evil and Barbaric cultures and merchants of butchery. If we do not take a stand against the horrific crimes of Saudi Arabia, we will be identified with them and give credence to the left and other enemies. It is time to stand up against tyranny and take the consequences, for which Our Heavenly Father will richly reward us!

  • Elaine Liming

    10/19/2018 06:28 PM

    Thank You again. I can tell you are getting to the point that most of us share, anger and a desire to go to Washington and clean out the swamp people in our government. We need to vote and I trust the Lord has a plan; so let's pray, do our part and vote.
    I loved the story about Steve's pizza and the 200 mile delivery. A young man like this must have had a fine family growing up.
    I an on a high today as my Red Sox won the American League Pennant; now we wait for the World Series . The highlight for me was a little Boston Fan, named Benjamin, about 4 or 5 that a camera man shot at the end of the game. Classic shots of complete joy over his team winning. I found out today watching the play at the Red Sox site, he was visiting from Tampa Fl. Seeing this made my evening. Check it out Mike.

  • Steve Sega

    10/19/2018 06:06 PM

    Haha .. Politico puts out a "Public Service Announcement" to prepare snowflakes that Mueller's investigation will reveal nothing and whatever it does reveal will probably never be made public .. so much winning!!

  • Suzanne Marienau

    10/19/2018 05:51 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I cannot understand why Democrats, leftists and their hate groups all seem to be able to continually break this nation's laws and are never even detained! Making threats against others' very lives is commonplace and law enforcement does nothing. Ignoring this is making them bolder and bolder and people are being hurt. This has to stop.
    Thank you for listening and for all you do.