Should Mike Huckabee really be tweeting about killing & cooking dogs?

Said Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Twitter last night:

Putting aside the obvious racist tone of Huckabee’s tweet, I find it curious he’d draw attention to killing and eating a dog, given the fact that his son David Huckabee killed a dog at Boy Scout camp in 1998.

No one connected to any of the principals apparently wanted to talk about how the dog was dispatched. The only person in that group who said anything about this was Danny Frady, father of Clayton Frady (the other young counselor fired over the incident), and even he didn’t say what his son did; he only averred that when his son came upon the animal, it was being hanged by others. Anonymous rumors about how the dog was killed claim Frady and Huckabee hanged the dog, slit its throat, and stoned it to death.

But why would the young men have been fired if what they had done was merely to put a suffering animal out of its misery or strike down a sickly animal that looked like it was about to attack someone? Scout executive Young, the person who dismissed them from their jobs, said the pair were fired because they had violated a Scout law: “A Scout is kind.”

A December 2007 Newsweek article reported shortly after the animal’s death, the local prosecuting attorney wrote a letter to the Arkansas state police asking them to investigate the case to see if the two young men involved had violated state animal cruelty laws. The state police did not look into the matter, and no charges were filed.

John Bailey, then director of Arkansas’s state police, told Newsweek personnel in Governor Huckabee’s employ (his chief of staff and personal lawyer) leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor’s request for an investigation. Wrote Newsweek: “Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabee’s Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyer’s intervention as improper and terminated the conversation.” Bailey was fired by Huckabee seven months later, with (according to Bailey) one of the reasons given by Huckabee being that “I couldn’t get you to help me with my son when I had that problem.” Newsweek quoted I.C. Smith, the former FBI chief in Little Rock, as saying “Without question, [Huckabee] was making a conscious attempt to keep the state police from investigating his son.”

Red Counties and Public Schools

Ok…so this is only anecdotal evidence…but I going with it. I had to make an unplanned business trip to Door County Friday night – Saturday. Along HWY 42 just north of the Two Rivers high school is a billboard touting the advantages of the Two Rivers public school system. This is red Manitowoc County so the billboard took me by surprise…but do you suppose vouchers are starting to have an impact in red counties too? Or the continued cuts to public education? Not sure but it seems to be a strange expenditure if they don’t feel some sort of threat.

But one of the more interesting attributes that the billboard listed: Spanish taught K – 12…bilingual education. This maybe is something that Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, et all should pay attention to…not everyone in red America thinks speaking Spanish is a bad idea.

Correction (maybe): My wife says that my memory is faulty and that it was Algoma Public Schools…which gets even interesting because they are in even redder Kewaunee County.

Kim Davis came out of jail to “Eye of the Tiger,” and Survivor has something to say about that!

This is absolutely hilarious…

It might be Kim Davis’ favorite hype-up song, but Survivor says it did not grant the embattled Kentucky county clerk the rights to use “Eye of the Tiger” at her get-out-of-jail rally.

Davis — who was jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her state — stood alongside Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee at a rally in Grayson, Ky., on Tuesday (Sept. 8) as the Survivor anthem made famous by Rocky III played in the background.

There’s been reports Survivor plans on filing a $1.2 million lawsuit against Huckabee and Davis, and Survivor co-founder Jim Peterik tweeted that his publisher plans on issuing a cease & desist against Huckabee and Davis.

Mike Huckabee wishes he could have said he was transgender in high school to shower with girls (VIDEO)

As reported by German Lopez of Vox, at a convention earlier this year former Arkansas Gov. and failed Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabeemocked a very serious part of the LGBT movement when he joked about how he wished he had pretended to be transgender in high school so he could shower with girls.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee perpetuated one of the most pervasive myths about transgender people at a convention earlier this year, suggesting that men can abuse trans-friendly laws for voyeurism in women’s bathrooms.

“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” Huckabee said in a video resurfaced on YouTube over the weekend by World Net Daily, according to a report by BuzzFeed’s Megan Apper and Andrew Kaczynski. “I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.'”

Putting aside the fact that Huckabee is mocking those individuals who are transgender, there’s more than a little bit of a creep factor in Huckabee’s desire to go back in time and creep around in the girl’s locker room so he can presumably see a some naked underage girls.

You can watch Mike Huckabee’s remarks for yourselves below.

Mike Huckabee Supports a Vengeful god

This absolute nonsense is beyond the pale. From Friday, December 14th, 2012 (YES THAT VERY FRIDAY) TPMLivewire:

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee attributed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in part to restrictions on school prayer and religious materials in the classroom.

“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools,” Huckabee said on Fox News, discussing the murder spree that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, CT that morning. “Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”

So Mr. Huckabee…your god isn’t a god of peace and comfort and forgiveness at all…he is in fact a god of vengeance and spite and retribution?

Beware the evangelical christian who quotes the Old Testament to support their belief structure instead of the words of Christ. I call them Old Testament christians…who still believe in an eye for an eye and stoning and denouncing sinners. They smell more like 21st Century Sadducees than Christians.

And he also seems to be a little confused about the rights enumerated in the US Constitution, a document he swore to uphold while Arkansas governor…

“…but Huckabee suggested that the separation of church and state may have spurred his rampage.’

But I bet he’ll be head of the line to protect the second amendment should this nation actually find the balls to have a discussion about appropriate restrictions on gun ownership!

Mike Huckabee opens GOP convention speech with sexist attack on Debbie Wasserman Schultz (VIDEO)

Apparently Republican presidential also-ran Mike Huckabee’s brand of evangelical Christianity doesn’t include respect for women…

Mike Huckabee kicked off his primetime speech at the Republican National Convention here Wednesday with an attack on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“Tampa has been such a wonderful and hospitable city to us,” Huckabee joked. “The only hitch in an otherwise perfect week was the awful noise coming from the hotel room next door to mine. Turns out it was just Debbie Wasserman Schultz practicing her speech for the DNC in Charlotte next week. Bless her heart.”

Watch for yourselves:

Yeah, Mike Huckabee sure is a classy guy.

Huckabee doing “ObamaCare” robocalls?

From a reader living in Minnesota comes this bit of information about robocalls from Mike Huckabee encouraging folks to ask their doctors about the impact of “ObamaCare” on their practice:

Though resident in Winona, MN myself, Your Correspondent received but minutes ago a rather curious “robocall” from Mike Huckabee on the ameche, urging seniors and disabled people on Medicare to ask their doctors about the impact of ObamaCare (as in health-care reform) on
their practice–and expecting them to say such is “hurting” them.

The Greater Call here to urge a repeal of ObamaCare if Our Dear Nation is to be saved.

Making matters worse:

*There was no live operator prompt before the call asking permission to play the message beforehand;
*Mr. Huckabee’s voice appears to have been sped up, and deliberately (the better to distract and confuse); and
*There’s no disclosure “up front” as to who’s behind the robocalls in question, as the laws require.

No doubt we can expect conservatives to try to muddy the debate over Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to end Medicare as we know it (a plan that’s proven to be extremely unpopular nationally) in an attempt confuse voters and distract from the fact that Congressional Republicans voted nearly unanimously to turn Medicare into a coupon system.

In the GOP Political Presidential Pipeline – Bigots

The GOP Presidential pipeline is shaping up to be full of religious bigots as several candidates go on the attack with a pledge to reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and to attack any marriage or civil union progress for gays and lesbians at the state and federal level.

Among the bigots pledging to reinstate the dastardly DADT are doughboy, former lobbyist and good old boy Mississppi Governor Haley Barbour worrying about amorous man sex on the battlefield hurting military effectiveness.

He joins colorless “TPaw” Pawlenty, right wing former Governor of Minnesota who is heading right with another pledge to reinstate DADT. Here he is talking to his right wing…

Meanwhile, former Arkansas Governor Huckabee, the current favorite according to Gallup with 19% had this to say about reinstating DADT according to OnenNewsNow:

“I would — because that’s really what the military wants,” says Huckabee. “There’s been some talk that the military is fine with having same-sex orientation people. But if you really surveyed the combat troops, that is not at all the case.”

We all know what happens when you get Republicans anywhere near the seats of power, the country goes backwards whether economically, socially, politically or morally.  The range of GOP Presidential candidates with the exception of openly gay GOP Presidential Fred Karger, we can see what their backwardness would mean on this social issue and what it would mean in terms of generating further divisiveness on an issue that the majority of American people have already come to terms with and/or rightfully support the repeal of DADT and the open service of gays and lesbians in our military.

This IS Personal!

Recently one of my favorite writers, William Rivers Pitt, write a column about the \"values voter\" summit and the remarks of Mike Huckabee. We know Mike Huckabee as the ex governor of Arkansas, presidential hopeful and fox news contributor had this to say:

When Republicans attack health care reform, Democrats like to counter by accusing Republicans of wanting to repeal a law that requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions. According to Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, that’s exactly right. People with pre-existing conditions, he explains are like houses that have already burned down.

“It sounds so good, and it’s such a warm message to say we’re not gonna deny anyone from a preexisting condition,” Huckabee explained at the Value Voters Summit today. “Look, I think that sounds terrific, but I want to ask you something from a common sense perspective. Suppose we applied that principle [to] our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, “I’d like to buy some insurance for my house.” He’d say, “Tell me about your house.” “Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I’d like to insure it today.” And he’ll say, “I’m sorry, but we can’t insure it after it’s already burned.” Well, no preexisting conditions.”

Parts of President Obama\'s Historic Health Care Reform start today. I was still going to pass on this story until I saw the the GOP Pledge, which as a centerpiece if to “repeal health-care law”. Then I saw the Three stooges(sorry I mean the self described young guns), in this story.

“The Republican “Young Guns” crew said they’ll need GOP control of the White House in order to follow through on their pledge to repeal healthcare reform.”

Before I get attacked about the “whole” of the health insurance reform(and boy does the health insurance industry need reforming), I want to focus on what is going into effect today(FYI -I was not for the bill in its entirety either)

Under those portions: insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on pre-existing health conditions.

They also can’t drop people if they get sick.

Young adults can stay on their parents’ healthcare plan until they’re 26 as long as they haven’t been offered coverage through an employer.

Full disclosure is I am a little skewed here, being a cancer survivor, but it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out how important these issues are. I did not see them being addressed when the republicans were in control. Americans getting dropped when they are sick because they had acne as a kid, or were beaten by their spouse, is not only wrong its morally wrong and should of been illegal to begin with! Pitt breaks it down in bigger numbers that I wont go into here, BUT I do not think that I should of been sent to die because I got cancer. I know that actually having to pay benefits out to the hospitals when people get sick, hurts company profits and CEO pay.

So when I think that Huckabee compared me to a house that has been burned down or when Ryan makes one of main platform ideas to overturn healthcare reform(not bring back jobs to his district, but protect corporate profits), I do take that personally. The Republicans had complete control of our government for eight years and left us with a coffee can health care system. They then sat out the whole health care debate and did nothing but complain and delay the process. They of course are in no hurry as they have the best health care coverage our tax payer money can buy!

So if you, or someone in your friend or family group has cancer, diabetes, MS, Parkinsons, or any illness that requires medical attention, just know that the Republican Party considers you a drag to society and that if they get back into control, they will do their best to treat you as such!
UPDATE:

I just saw this on the The Christian Left on facebook Sharron Angle, tea party candidate from NV, shows that the only health care that should be covered is something that might affect her personally. She also takes a swipe at all parents of children with autism. Heaven Help us if some of these people get elected to our government.