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Today's Commentary --- More Strzok-Page...strategic leaking was the name of the game -- Hurricanes -- Latest news from the Trumpocalypse -- Why nobody listens to the media -- Google's view of the election -- Muslim group pushes Franklin Graham ban -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
Over the past few days, a few of the Strzok-Page texts from the curious “gap period” of December, 2016, to May, 2017, have trickled out. That was the time covering the Trump transition and the first several months of his administration (including then-FBI Director James Comey’s signing of the third FISA renewal on Carter Page), when leaks were wildly rampant. And now we understand why they were. We know from the texts that former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his paramour Lisa Page, who was then the legal assistant to Andrew “Andy’s office” McCabe, were strategically leaking to the media. (McCabe is alleged to have been doing so as well.) This, quite obviously, was “the media leak strategy” coordinated with the DOJ. They were happy that the story they wanted picked up –- the one about Trump campaign associate Carter Page being put under surveillance for having suspicious contacts with RUSSIANS!! --- was picked up.
On April 11, the Washington Post published their story confirming the FISA warrant on Carter Page, which, like all FISA warrants, was supposed to be kept secret. The texts between Strzok and Lisa Page are evidence that the FBI leaked this highly classified information to the Washington Post. We even learn that the New York Times was in a huff over not getting the scoop. Of course, we know the “journalists” at either paper would eagerly run with whatever they got from these two anti-Trumpers.
By Mike Huckabee
I hope that wherever you are, you are safely out of the path of Hurricane Florence. At this writing, the storm has yet to come ashore and it has weakened, but it could regain strength. Either way, it could cause major storm surges and widespread wind damage and flooding.
Before it even approached the US mainland, some people, including the Washington Post, were already rushing to blame President Trump (I suspect they also blame Trump when they get a nose bleed or drop their toast butter side down.) Somehow, hurricanes, which have been forming over oceans and coming ashore for millennia, are now the fault of a guy who took office 18 months ago. You know, I didn’t care for Obama’s policies, but when a Rangers game got rained out, I didn’t say, “Curse you, Obama!”
Apparently, hurricanes are now Trump’s fault because he pulled the US out of the toothless and one-sided Paris climate accord. Never mind that US CO2 emissions dropped by 41.8 million tons from 2016 to 2017 anyway, according to a study by BP, continuing a long downward trend due to increased efficiency and more alternative fuels such as natural gas and renewables. Meanwhile, other signees that assailed Trump actually increased their CO2 emissions. Canada’s rose by 17 million tons in 2017. Say, maybe we should blame Canada for our hurricanes! Or considering that hurricanes need a big mass of hot air to form, maybe we should blame the liberal media.
One other thing worth noting that’s seldom taken into account when you hear about the escalating cost of property destruction from hurricanes: that doesn’t necessarily mean hurricanes are getting stronger or more plentiful. It could just mean that a lot more stuff is being built along the coastlines, right in their path, so there’s more property to destroy. Ever watch HGTV and notice how many people refuse to buy a house unless they can see the beach from their front window? All those people are paying extra for a front-row seat for hurricane season.
If you won’t accept all those episodes of “Beach Front Bargain Hunt” as scientific evidence, then here’s a study by an award-winning NASA climate scientist and meteorologist that found pretty much the same thing.
Latest news from the Trumpocalypse
By Mike Huckabee
According to the Census Bureau, during President Trump’s first year, US median household income (a measure of middle class economic health) hit $61,372, the highest ever and the first time it’s ever topped $61K. In real terms, that’s a rise of about 1.8% from 2016.
Meanwhile, the poverty rate (the number of Americans making at or below $30,750 for a family of four in 2017) fell to 12.3%, down by four-tenths of a point from Obama’s last year in office. Middle class incomes are finally back to around what they were before the 2008 crash, and fewer American families are living in poverty. Experts say the numbers indicate that more Americans are working, and those who are working are finding full-time rather than part-time jobs.
Remember, if you want to heed Barack Obama and end this “insanity,” vote Democrat in November!
Why nobody listens to the media...
By Mike Huckabee
Why nobody listens to the liberal media anymore in two examples…
President Trump gave a fist-pump gesture to supporters who met him at an airport in Pennsylvania before he departed for a 9/11 memorial ceremony: It’s an outrageous, offensive, childish gesture that shows a lack of respect for American heroes and is completely inappropriate!!!
Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand during the National Anthem: He’s a hero whose face should be in Nike commercials.
Google's view of the election
By Mike Huckabee
Now we know why Google didn’t send anyone to Washington for the recent hearings into alleged bias against conservatives among the big Silicon Valley Internet companies. Their leaders were all probably still so shell-shocked by Donald Trump being President that they were out medicating themselves with craft cocktails and legalized marijuana.
Breitbart News (ironically, one of those “untrustworthy” conservative news sites routinely blocked by social media companies) obtained from an anonymous source a video of top Google executives holding a pity party meeting right after Trump’s election to share how shocked and offended they were by the will of the voters, and how they know all their employees feel the same way.
Here's my question: how do they know all their employees are anti-Trump leftists? Do they screen out conservative applicants for their political views? Or do they create a hostile work environment so that conservatives are afraid to speak freely? Because I’m pretty sure both of those things are illegal under the very anti-discrimination laws that liberals claim to support. Details are at the link, so decide for yourselves.
Google claims this only shows their officers’ personal feelings but doesn’t mean their search results are in any way politically biased. So I did a Google search for the phrase “Google executives Trump meeting.” On the first page of results, the original story from Breitbart was the 12th link down on the page, and the 6th among direct links to news stories. It ranked below articles based on it from such liberal outlets as the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, CNBC and the Guardian.
Just FYI, this seems like a good time to remind you that DuckDuckGo.com is a free search engine that doesn’t track you, profile you, collect or share information on you, or filter its results.
Muslim group pushes Franklin Graham ban
By Mike Huckabee
In the latest skirmish in the war on Christianity, the Muslim Council of Britain is trying to have the Rev. Franklin Graham banned from the UK for allegedly promoting “hatred” because he refuses to bend his preaching of the Christian Bible to accept homosexuality and Islam. The full story is at the link, but all you need to know is contained in this fatuous and sanctimonious statement from the ultra-PC Blackpool, England, Council, which is considering barring Graham from an event later this month:
“The council’s position on these matters is robust and clear. We want to tackle discrimination, promote equality and increase respect and understanding between people regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation or any such matter that can be subject to prejudice in our society.”
And you’re going to do that by banning a Christian leader because you don’t like his religion? I think maybe they should grab a dictionary. I have a feeling the words “discrimination” and “respect” don’t mean what they think they mean.
Evening Edition - September 12
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
"He that covereth a transgression seeketh love;
but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends."
- Proverbs 17:9
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