Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mike Huckabee Says Conservatives Shouldn’t Have to Accept ‘Ungodly’ Constitutional Laws

It’s hard to believe that once upon a time I thought Mike Huckabee was a fairly level-headed conservative. I’m not exactly sure of the year, but I remember using him as an example of a Republican who I didn’t think was all that bad.

Wow, how times have changed.

Now I’ll admit, I’ve never been the biggest Mike Huckabee follower. But I don’t ever remember him being this radical just a few years ago. Maybe he was and I just didn’t notice it – who knows.

Recently, while speaking with Vision America’s Rick Scarborough, Huckabee continued the usual right-wing nonsense about our Constitution being based on “godly” principles and how laws should be based on the Bible. 

He said, “We have people who say ‘well, the courts have ruled on abortion, we just have to live with it,’ or ‘the courts have ruled on same-sex marriage, we just have to live with it.’ And I would suggest, no we don’t! We shouldn’t just accept things that are ungodly and that will cause us to have to stand before God with bloody hands.”

Yes, that’s Mike Huckabee telling conservatives that if our justice system doesn’t side with their radical right-wing religious beliefs, they shouldn’t accept those rulings.

Whenever a conservative brings up the issue of Christianity and our Constitution, I just go back to the one fact they can’t dispute: The words “Christianity” or “Christian” don’t appear in our Constitution even once. 

These men were supposedly such devout Christians, so enamored with the idea of creating a Christian nation according to people like Mike Huckabee, yet they didn’t include any mention of Christianity in our Bill of Rights?

For those words to not be present anywhere in our Constitution wasn’t by accident, it was by design.

But people like Huckabee continue to hope for a nation that they wish existed, but never has. And that’s really the root of the problem when dealing with conservatives. They base their ideology on what they wished the United States was, instead of what it actually is. They want this country to be based on Christianity, even though our Constitution clearly states that we are not to formally establish any kind of religious rule over Americans.

Yet that’s exactly what Republicans continue to try to do.

Because when it’s all said and done, conservatives believe in a version of the United States that never has actually existed – and hopefully never will.

Sarah Palin’s Redneck Family Brawl is Epic

Anyone can be a redneck. Redneck is not location specific, it ain’t about hookin up with your cousin, riggin yourself up a fancy guest room using a rusted out old Ambulance, or your coked out aunt stabbing your meth’d up uncle with a pitchfork while your drunk daddy laughs so hard he falls off the screened in porch with no screens in it. Redneck, dear reader, is a state of mind. And it is one that encapsulates the Palin family even though they ain’t from my southern homeland.

So, it shouldn’t shock anyone to hear that when the Palins head home, sh*ts gonna go down, y’all. Now up in Alaska I guess they have some big snowmobile competition er somethin’. Back home we do the Noodling Festival. Different state, different Redneck Games. Well, I guess someone done disrespected the Palin family name and she went all, “Don’t you know who I am”on their ass. According to Alaska’s own Amanda Coyne (emphasis is mine):
A nice, mellow party, until the Palin’s show up. There’s beer, of course, and maybe other things. Which is all fine, but just about the time when some people might have had one too many, a Track Palin stumbles out of a stretch Hummer, and immediately spots an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. Track isn’t happy with this guy, the story goes. There’s words, and more.” 
The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he hadn’t At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe: Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. 
Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you know who I am!” And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking. As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose.


I think an anaconda escaped from the zoo!

Teachers Invent School Safety Product

A school shooting is a parent's worst nightmare, but a handful of teachers have come up with something they think will save lives.

A group of small town teachers have a big idea called "The Sleeve." It's a device that slips over the closer-arm of a door to prevent the door from being opened from the outside. The idea is to buy time for teachers and students during a school shooting.

"It's in the back of the mind every time, every time we walk through those school doors, ya know, could this be the day,” said President of Fighting Chance Solution Dan Nietzel.

Tactics during drills didn't do the trick, so the team came up with a better system. The Sleeve is made of solid carbon steel that can withstand 550 pounds of force.

“The Sleeve is meant to be fast and easy. It takes only a second to slip on, and when there's an active shooter, seconds are what count,” said President of Muscatine Community College Bob Allbee.

Muscatine Community College is installing The Sleeve in all their classrooms.

"Hopefully, we'll never use them. Hopefully, we'll just have to dust them every once in a while and they'll be on the wall, but in case we need them that's why they're there, again we're just trying to buy some time," said Allbee.

The sleeve is painted 'safety red,' like a fire alarm, to help address concerns of teachers being locked out.

"When students think of this, see this they think OK safety, ya know this is not to be messed with unless it's a life or death situation," said Nietzel. 

The Sleeve is custom-made and small enough hide away in a drawer. They cost $65 and measurements can vary.

Hypocrites Much?

Teen GOP Hopeful Faces Backlash Over Anti-Gay Christmas Tweet

Jacob Dorsey
Jacob Dorsey  (Source:Facebook)
So much for the theory that younger Republicans are more accepting of LGBT rights.

Jacob Dorsey, 19, must not have been thinking of his campaign to represent the 44th District in the Wisconsin state assembly last Christmas, when at 1:30 a.m., the young Republican hopeful used a gay slur in a tweet speaking out against Utah's same-sex marriages.

Fiver months before throwing his hat in the ring as the Republican candidate for Wisconsin's state assembly, Dorsey, a student at the Mormon owned Brigham Young University, celebrated Jesus' birth with a little old fashioned homophobia. Angered over same-sex marriages that were taking place in Utah, Dorsey took to twitter:
10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejects #Utah's request to stop same-sex marriages.
fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone.
In a statement to News 3, Dorsey apologized for his language.
"I regret using unacceptable and hurtful language on social media last year," he said. "I am a staunch supporter of traditional marriage, but the language I used is not in keeping with my character, family values and Christian upbringing."
Dorsey's CV boasts membership in the National Rifle Association, BYU Investment Society, Republican Party of Rock County. He is also a former legislative supervisor for the anti-porn crusading group, Citizens for Decency.

In 2013, on the eve of the United States Supreme Court hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 cases, Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus said that the GOP needed to welcome party members who support same-sex marriage.

"I don't believe we need to act like Old Testament heretics," Priebus told USA Today, saying Republicans "have to strike a balance between principle and grace and respect."
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