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Hang ’em High

Republican Presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee, believes that Jesus would support capital punishment because he didn’t ask for clemency on the cross.

We should be getting used to having madmen running our countries by now. At a Republican Governors Association Dinner, Huckabee took to the stage and almost immediately his cell phone rang. He took the phone out of his pocket and proceeded to have a three-and-a-half minute conversation with God.

He also maintains that a “holocaust” of abortions have artificially created a demand for Mexican labour.

As Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone reported:

One of his first acts as governor (Of Arkansas) was to block Medicaid from funding an abortion for a mentally retarded teen-ager who had been raped by her stepfather — an act in direct violation of federal law, which requires states to pay for abortions in cases of rape. “The state didn’t fund a single such abortion while Huckabee was governor,” says Dr. William Harrison of the Fayetteville Women’s Clinic. “Zero.”

As president, Huck would support a constitutional amendment banning abortion and would give science a back seat to religion. “Science changes with every generation and with new discoveries, and God doesn’t,” he says. “So I’ll stick with God if the two are in conflict.” Huckabee’s well-documented disdain for science was reflected in the performance of the Arkansas school system when he was governor; one independent survey gave the state an F for its science standards in schools, a grade that among other things reflected Huckabee’s hostility toward the teaching of evolution.

3 Responses to “Hang ’em High”

  1. Jim Murdoch says:

    My father taught me the only worthwhile thing I’ve ever learned about politics: “Jimmy,” he said, “People only ever vote governments out, never in.” And, as I’ve grown up and seen governments come and go I see the wisdom of his words. It will just takes a little time to forget the mess the Conservatives did last time before the mess Labour is making of it this time will cause us to think, “Hey, let’s get the Tories in. Surely they can’t do as bad as Labour’s doing.” And so we’ll vote the Tories in and they won’t do the same bad as Labour’s doing, they’ll do their own bad till some future generation gets sick of them and then we’ll do it all over again.

    Politicians are like statisticians and magicians. It’s all to do with how you present the figures: ONLY 1% fat – yeah, so what? What about the 95% sugar? It’s verbal sleight of hand. If you’re looking there then you’re not looking here where the real action is. Of course Jesus is in favour of capital punishment. If Huckabee has a look at Revelation he’ll see that’s it’s the resurrected Jesus that’s at the forefront of God’s armies when Armageddon comes.

    Laws are pretty arbitrary I know that. Someone decides one day that driving at 40mph down this stretch of road is wrong and voila! it’s wrong. And then, a few years later, some other bugger decides that 40mph is not so bad and it’s now okay. This American is just a joke though. He might stop being a joke in a few years if he gets his hands on some real power. Maybe then he’ll get to see his saviour in person before he gets his sorry ass wiped off the face of the planet. And I bet his last words will be, “See, I was right all the time!”

    This is why I never get involved in discussions about politics, religion or football.

    jb says: Cynicism’s good though, isn’t it, Jim?

  2. Paul says:

    The sad thing is, that for every nutter who stands for office,there are thousands and even millions of other nutters who vote them in.

    jb says: I know, Paul. I really didn’t want to get depressed today.

  3. Shawn says:

    Well, electing madmen to run a country is one area where the US still leads the world in something. Other than jokes, and the admitting that I’m unspeakably ashamed of my fellow Americans for even taking a nut like Huckabee seriously, I really don’t have much to say. Oh, and Matt Taibbi is always a great read.

    jb says: As long as it doesn’t get to the point where we’re saying, Come back GB Jnr, all is forgiven.