From: "Mike Huckabee" <email@example.com>
Date: Sep 19, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: First Amendment woes
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Today's Commentary: Paul Manafort in the news-- Revoke the Iran deal -- Google denies -- Looters -- First Amendment woes -- News Bits
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CNN is quoting "three sources familiar with" Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the election (so buyer beware: this another anonymously-sourced CNN story) as saying that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wired-tapped before and after the election. Also, according to the New York Times, Manafort has been told to prepare for an indictment. Again, neither Manafort nor the White House has commented, and Mueller's team isn't supposed to be talking to the press, so take this with a grain of salt.
The liberal media will be trumpeting it as finally some "proof" of Russian collusion with a Trump campaign member. But Trump supporters will undoubtedly remind them that they roasted Trump for suggesting that the Obama Administration was "wire-tapping" his campaign. And if the opposition campaign was not only being wire-tapped, but it turns out the FISA court granted that request based on the phony Trump dossier allegedly obtained from shady Russian sources by allies of the Clinton campaign, then the whole "colluding with Russia to subvert the American system" narrative just took a turn in a direction that might eventually make Democrats wish they'd never fanned this particular feeble excuse for Hillary losing.
Revoke the Iran deal
By Mike Huckabee
Coming down the road just a little farther behind the idiotic Clinton deal that resulted in a nuclear-armed North Korea is the idiotic Obama deal that will eventually result in a nuclear-armed Iran. President Trump was at the UN Monday, talking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about revoking the deal, which Netanyahu has correctly described as not blocking Iran's path to the bomb but paving Iran's path to the bomb.
Iran's leader responded to the idea of Trump revoking the deal by threatening a "high cost" for the US. If that's their attitude before they even have nuclear weapons, then it's all the more reason to deep-six this deal before they get them.
By Mike Huckabee
Google has responded to a study that found that Google Search is biased against conservative news sites and in favor of liberal sites "with a confidence of 95%," and that as far as Google search results go, conservative sites are virtually blacklisted. Google denies that their results are politically biased.
By Mike Huckabee
In post-hurricane Jacksonville, Florida, two Huck's Criminal Masterminds' alleged looting attempt was easily spotted by police. They were driving down the street with a stolen power pole strapped to the roof of their Kia Sorento. One had a record for stealing things to sell as scrap metal, which might explain their actions. Although I like to think they were taking the power pole home because when they saw it on the ground, they thought, "Hey! Free electricity!"
First Amendment woes
By Mike Huckabee
Another way to tell you're getting old: you can remember when college campuses were specifically designed to encourage free speech and the free exchange of ideas. In a shocking new survey of 1500 US undergraduates by a Brookings Institution senior fellow, fully half of the students (including 62% of Democrats) think it's perfectly acceptable to shout down "controversial" speakers so they can't be heard. Worse, one-fifth said it's acceptable to use physical violence to silence a speaker who makes "offensive and hurtful statements." Not surprisingly, many are unclear on what the First Amendment even says. Six in 10 think that it requires a speaker of an opposing view to counter any controversial speaker on campus. And 4 in 10 think it doesn't protect "hate speech." I wonder how many out of 10 think that "hate speech" means any speech they hate?
Say, here's a crazy idea for college students. Take a break from shouting and swinging bike locks and read the First Amendment. It's only 45 words, so it shouldn't take most of you that long.
Most shows in the Fox News line-up announced major changes last night. For a recap of the reshuffling, click here:
North Korea is threatening to accelerate its nuclear program if the UN imposes more sanctions. How many more years will it take for the "smart diplomacy" brigade to learn that sanctions don't work on dictators who don't care if their own people starve?
Here we go again: Please say a prayer for Puerto Rico and all in the path of Hurricane Maria, now a Cat. 5 w/160 mph winds.
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