Trump strategist Steve Bannon has stepped down, and there’s a media frenzy over it the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down. But then, there’s a media frenzy over everything related to Trump, whether it’s what he said or didn’t say or shouldn’t have said or should’ve said but didn’t say fast enough. Not since the GOP debates where there were 17 candidates have there been so many people on CNN at once who all thought they should be President. Bannon has been slammed by the media since day one for allegedly pushing for Trump to appeal to white supremacists. If true, that would be scurrilous and cause for his dismissal. Problem is, the anti-Trump left has so overplayed the “everyone I disagree with is Hitler” card that the public has grown weary and skeptical of the charge. Trump’s opposition is now so strident and deranged that according to them, thinking that mobs shouldn’t tear down and spit on Confederate monuments means you want to bring back slavery. You think I’m overstating the derangement? Someone in New Orleans vandalized a statue of Joan of Arc by spray-painting “Take it down” on it. You’d think they’d give her at least a few feminist points for being the first female Confederate general: “Joan of Arkansas.”
Great story about a clever bar owner in India who got around a pointless government regulation that his business had to be 500 meters from the highway by building a maze that requires customers to walk 500 meters to end up at the bar, which is 150 meters from the highway. This sounds ingenious, but you have to wonder how many patrons ever make it back out of the maze after a few hours in the bar.
The BBC is conducting an “experiment” in which a class of 7-year-old children are being trained to achieve "true equality between the sexes” by teaching them to forget differences between the sexes and go “gender-free.” Or as "experimenting" like that used to be called: “child abuse.”
There is a wonderful young lady from Ottumwa, Iowa named Wendy Davis who needs our prayers and our help. She has Down Syndrome, and is in Mayo Clinic in Minnesota awaiting heart surgery. Wendy and her family are very dear friends. Her Dad, Randy Davis, is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever known. I became acquainted with him during my campaigning in Iowa and we developed a close friendship. His loyalty, faithfulness, and hard work amazed us all. But it was Wendy, who is in her mid-30’s who won our hearts. She exudes a cheerful and loving spirit, and has lived way past the expectations her parents were given when she was born and diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She always calls me “fine Mike Huckabee” and her family would drive many miles to attend events with me. She brightened my day everytime I saw her. She has always been there for me. I want to be there for her and her family. Please join me in helping this Godly and humble family during a time when their medical expenses will be enormous and their income will drop to nothing as Randy’s vocation is a chalk-artist who does wonderful presentations of the Gospel in churches all over America. But if Randy doesn’t stay booked, there is no income. While he is at Wendy’s side during her extended hospital stay at Mayo, he can’t travel and therefore can’t earn a living. I pray God touches you and you give to help this deserving and faithful family. A crowd-funding page has been set up. Give what you can. It will make a difference. If you know Randy and Shirley and their daughter Wendy, you will jump at the opportunity to help. If you don’t personally know them, please know that you can rest assured Wendy will be a blessing to you. Here is the link to how YOU can join me in giving:
This is why it’s so hard being a satirist these days: no matter how ridiculous a scenario you dream up in jest, somebody will propose it seriously within hours. For instance, yesterday, I pointed out that history-pillaging leftists have launched attacks for not living up to modern PC standards on Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, so “there goes Mount Rushmore!” And no sooner had the joke left my Twitter feed than some twits were actually calling for it for real.
Even in the midst of the horror and tragedy in Barcelona, some American news media outlets just couldn’t stop trying to find a way to hang all bad news on Donald Trump. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer actually pondered aloud about whether the van attack might be a copycat of the Charleston white supremacist car killer. Presumably, that would reflect some guilt onto Trump because…why? Is he somehow responsible for the car killer in Charlottesville because CNN didn’t like the way he reacted to it? And no, it wasn’t a copycat of Charlottesville. It was obviously a long-planned terrorist attack, like the eight other jihadist-inspired vehicle attacks that have struck Europe or Israel just since January 1 of this year. This kind of kneejerk response to blame everything bad that happens on Trump is so ingrained at places like CNN that they do it even when it makes them look like idiots. It’s like trying to stop a freight train: it’s been rolling so long so fast in one direction with a big, heavy load of manure that they couldn’t stop even if they knew they were about to go right off the rails.
Our prayers today for the people of Spain, and the multinational victims of the terrorist attack in which a van was driven into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring over 50 more. Hours later, a similar attack occurred in Cambrils, Spain. This is an ongoing and constantly updated story, so I won’t go into the detail except to note that a suspect has been named, a Moroccan-born man named Driss Oukabir. There have been other arrests and shootouts with five terror suspects killed in what appears to be a long-planned and far-reaching terrorist plot. And ISIS has taken credit for the attack. Keep watching the news for regular updates as they come in.
You have not because you ASK not,” says the Scripture. Well, you have asked us at Blue Diamond Travel to put together a cruise and now you have it! Blue Diamond Travel has partnered with Educational Opportunities Tours and SilverSea Cruises to bring you The Mediterranean Experience. The Mediterranean Experience is an exciting cruise in some of the most scenic and spectacular sites from the Bible and from world history, and we will experience it on a new and upscale luxury cruise ship from SilverSea. We have waited to do a cruise until we felt confident we could it do it in the same inclusive and five star manner as our Israel Experiences. We will have the entire ship so you will share the experience with like-minded travelers. The ship is absolutely stunning, but is intentionally limited in space so I urge you to sign up quickly. Janet and I are excited to share this adventure with you! Learn more about this amazing journey by clicking the link below. Mike Huckabee