I Was Born Free

"We're all one thing, Lieutenant. That's what I've come to realize. Like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell." - Cassie from THE THREE
Posts tagged "Mike Huckabee"


These responses to this gratuitous anti-marriage equality tweet by Mike Huckabee made me actually feel kinda good about America.

These responses to this gratuitous anti-marriage equality tweet by Mike Huckabee made me actually feel kinda good about America.

Well, I rather enjoy this.

Far from Iowa, likely Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told a crowd of Jewish Israelis yesterday that he’d be just as mad as they are if anybody tried to kick him out of America the way Israelis are being asked to not build or live in disputed lands.

"I cannot imagine as an American being told that I could not live in certain places in America because I was Christian, or because I was white, or because I spoke English," Huckabee said. "I would be outraged if someone told me that in my country, I would be prohibited and forbidden to live in a part of that country, for any reason."

Huckabee was attending a cornerstone-laying ceremony for a new neighborhood on the Mount of Olives in east Jerusalem — a disputed territory in the Middle East that Huckabee says should belong to Israel. East Jerusalem and the adjacent West Bank aren’t recognized as Israeli land by most of the international community; Israel annexed East Jerusalem shortly after the Six Day War, while the remainder of the West Bank — where there are numerous Israeli settlements — remains under military administration..

Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Huckabee said, should settle in “territory that [is] in the hands of Muslims, in the hands of Arabs,” as determined by the “international community.”

Huckabee appeared at the event with actor Jon Voight, the Tea Party’s favorite celebrity better known to most Israelis as Angelina Jolie’s father.

"And now you are here, this is your time, and you are doing what you should be doing, which is to prepare the next generations and to be the hope of the world that you are," Voight said. "I love you all."

Kind of a poor analogy, what with the US Indian Reservations and all, no?

But yeah, this guy shouldn’t be in charge of a bodega.

Which leads us to another question, Reverend Huckabee: Who would Jesus, the man you say as a Christian you follow, execute? Jesus, you know, that Prince of Peace guy? Or did I get that wrong in Bible School? Maybe Jesus was really the Prince of Torture, Extraordinary Rendition, and Killing a Million People in a War Based on a Lie kind of guy.

Or maybe Reverend Huckabee you’re not so much a Jesus-type Christian but more of an old testament guy like David, who slew ten thousand Philistines because they were uncircumcised, or Elisha who sent bears to rip forty-two children to shreds for teasing him because he was bald. Hoo-rah!

Or maybe you ought to spend more time brushing up on the New Testament, Reverend Huckabee, and less time with the Old Testament, and the hate speech of Beck, O’reilly, Limbaugh and Savage.