This is pretty fucking awesome:
Huckabee said Democrats tell women “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government.”
Ask him about V1agra, someone.
Is this a typo, did he mean to say “Uncle Sam”, or is there something about sweeteners and poverty that I’m not understanding?
Oh for fuck’s sake!
Truer words never spoken: If men could get pregnant, birth control and abortion-on-demand would be a constitutional amendment.
What’s even more maddening is that conservative Christianists like Huckabee tell married women that it’s their job to have sex with their husbands and they have to do it whenever their husband is in the mood. But it’s women’s libidos that are the problem here?
Oh pleasepleaseplease let this man run for president in 2016.
@shelly: No Amendment. Article I.
it’s always amusing to see the republican outreach.
No, it’s not a typo — conservatives have started comparing the government to a sugar daddy who gives a golddigger everything she asks for. You know, with three-year-olds who need food being the mooching golddiggers who should just go out and get a job if they weren’t so lazy.
dpm (dread pirate mistermix)
I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some lovin’
Oh so bad
feel so lonely and I feel so sad.
Whatsa matter Daddy
Come on, save my solul
Drop a little sugar in my bowl
Pretty please with “Uncle Sugar” on top.
Jim Foolish Literalist
@Punchy: 47%, free stuff, government hammock, etc. Pretty standard Republican rhetoric, and just two clicks away from the accepted Sunday Show/Politico/Morning Joe definition of Serious Personhood.
and was Hackabee governor when he had his lap band surgery? Did the people are Arkansas, like the people of New Jersey, have to subsidize their governor’s inability to control his appetites with THEIR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS?
@Mnemosyne: If you’re putting a head to your desk I recommend it be Huck’s.
peach flavored shampoo
@Punchy: Uncle Sugar is the hybrid cross of a Sugar Daddy and an Uncle Tom. Recessive traits include the need to act white while being a poor minority, seeking out money from older wealthy men. Men such as Huckabee, who’s probably not had his hood polished by a quality professional in quite some time.
Please proceed, Governor.
It’s an old alternative nickname for the US government. It dates back at least to the Vietnam war, as far as I know. Or perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I can attest to “Uncle Sugar” having an older history?
And another name off the list….
(after Jindal, McDonnell, Rubio, Cruz and Christie)
What utterly massive scumbaggery.
Clearly, every woman who engages in non-procreative sex is a slut. That being said, some sluts have problems controlling their reproductive systems without the help of money, and that’s where Uncle Sugar steps in.
I do not see how our civilisation can withstand having men like this as national figures. If only it were confined to the USA, but alas.
If there is anyone who knows about the female libido it’s sex machine hot stuff Mike Huckabee.
Shorter Huckster: bitches be horny and lazy.
Sorry I just can’t seem to get on topic…
Thank you Ed Snowden. This wouldn’t have happened without you becoming a hated criminal for our sakes.
“WASHINGTON — An independent federal privacy watchdog has concluded that the National Security Agency’s program to collect bulk phone call records has provided only “minimal” benefits in counterterrorism efforts, is illegal and should be shut down.
The findings are laid out in a 238-page report, scheduled for release by Thursday and obtained by The New York Times, that represent the first major public statement by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which Congress made an independent agency in 2007 and only recently became fully operational.
The report is likely to inject a significant new voice into the debate over surveillance, underscoring that the issue was not settled by a high-profile speech President Obama gave last week. Mr. Obama consulted with the board, along with a separate review group that last month delivered its own report about surveillance policies. But while he said in his speech that he was tightening access to the data and declared his intention to find a way to end government collection of the bulk records, he said the program’s capabilities should be preserved.
And therefore… women should do what the Rev. says. And, needless to say, that area of concern about your uncontrollable libido will be dealt with in an appropriate fashion.
My head isn’t hitting the desk, but it’s going to take the jaws of life to pry my hand from my forehead.
@Mnemosyne: Of course it is.
Huckabee’s little soldier, OTOH, should be allowed to fly free to create lots of little Huckabees, you know, whenever he gets the urge to do as God commanded. That whole “be fruitful and multiply” thing is right up there with that whole “wives shall submit themselves graciously to their husbands” thing, after all.
It’s libido as God intended it.
Chicks dig bass players, don’tcha know?
Do these people not understand how birth control pills work?
This country is just crawling with libidinous women on the prowl and yet these Republican men have no one to turn to for affection except Rosie Palm and her five sisters. Someone take pity on these poor, unwanted Republican men.
Why are all my dull, boring comments being put in moderation?
Bill in Section 147
Quoted for truth. Or something that passes for it.
Interesting that Republicans want the government to absolutely prevent women from controlling their bodies and libidos so I guess if Daddy Bitterbits wins good-bye Uncle Sugar.
Democrats don’t have to tell women, “Vote Republican and it is the last decision you will have to make.” Republicans are broadcasting that daily.
@schrodinger’s cat: No.
How many little blue p.i.l.l.s did Huck eat? He thought that they were increasing his intelligence.
this is indeed standard wingnut mythology.
and it would be great indeed if more people knew about it.
Please proceed, governor.
You should see what Uncle Sugar does for corporate farmers who can’t control their crops and fertile fields!
LOL @ Uncle Cracka talkin about women being dependent on Uncle Sugar.
Yes, God forbid we should talk about women, reproduction, and those icky vajayjays when there are Important Manly Men things to discuss.
Let’s all drop the dull, unimportant topic of health care and women’s health care and all focus like a laser on what’s really important: Men!
Poll: Number Of Uninsured Drops By Millions As Obamacare Takes Effect
DYLAN SCOTT – JANUARY 23, 2014, 11:58 AM EST
The U.S. uninsured rate tumbled more than a percentage point from December 2013 to January 2014, according to a new Gallup poll, indicating that millions of Americans became covered at the same time that Obamacare coverage took full effect this month.
The percentage of uninsured Americans fell from 17.3 percent in December to 16.1 percent in January, Gallup found. Among different subsets, the biggest drop was among the unemployed: 6.7 percent.
As the Associated Press reported, the falling uninsured rate would correspond with two to three million people becoming insured. The Obama administration has reported that 2.2 million people had signed up for private coverage through the health care reform law as of Dec. 28. More than 6 million people have also been enrolled in Medicaid since October, and among those, people covered by the program’s expansion under Obamacare would have had their coverage start on Jan. 1
Gallup cautioned that it’s unclear if the drop is directly correlated with Obamacare’s implementation.
They know birth control pills cause abortion, because the Bible tells them so. QED.
@LanceThruster: I thought that was Uncle HFCS.
I’m so confused.
That outreach effort is working really well, I see.
We may not be able to say ni-clang, but we can say slut.
Wonder when we’ll see Uncle Thug.
W.T.F? Wow…just wow.
@BGinCHI: Why do all these women keep bearing my children?
LOL, your boy is going down. The government’s got a nice orange jumpsuit waiting for him.
Yes, it is; if married women only had libidos identical to their husbands’, they wouldn’t have any problem. And if God chooses to give them children, they’re supposed to accept it. This is the way social conservatives think, if such a process deserves to be considered thought.
Hungover? I said nothing untoward wrt topic selection. Where else shall I send my apology?
@Roger Moore: Well since not many people outside of the quiverfull families like the Duggars and traditionalist Catholics are having more than 3 to at most 4 kids, it is obvious that many of the religious conservative families must use some kind of contraceptive method.
Why do all these sluts keep not sucking Mike Huckabee’s dick?
Funny Huck didn’t mention Viagra.
Report: Prosecutors Demand Documents From Christie Campaign And NJ GOP
Hunter Walker – January 23, 2014, 2:43 PM EST
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have demanded to see documents from Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) re-election campaign and the state Republican Party in the investigation into the bridge scandal, the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper reported Thursday..
Mark Sheridan, an attorney with the law firm of Patton Boggs, told Politico on Thursday he is representing both groups that were subpoenaed and they “intend to cooperate.”
Rebekah Carmichael, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, told TPM, “Our office can neither confirm nor deny any specific investigative actions.” Sheridan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Christie’s re-election campaign has also been subpoenaed by a committee in the state legislature that is investigating the closures and other “concerns about abuse of government power.” Documents subpoenaed by the state Assembly committee last month indicating Christie’s former campaign manager, Bill Stepien, may have been involved in the closures. Christie subsequently asked Stepien to remove his name from the running to be chair of the state Republican Party.
Some Democrats have alleged the closures were ordered by Christie’s allies to retaliate against a mayor who declined to endorse him. On Saturday, the mayor of Hoboken, N.J. claimed Christie administration officials threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid from her city unless she approved a real estate project.
So, the reason contraception is intended to be covered under the ACA is because 1) it’s a matter of equity that women’s and men’s reproductive health are equally covered and 2) providing contraception is a no-brainer, easy incentive for family planning that helps prevent unexpected pregnancies and their consequences to the health and finances of the patient (including, dare I say, abortions?).
Other than wanting to manufacture a fake outrage in order to oppose anything associated with President Obama, just what is the conservative side’s theory on this? That slutty slut sluts should have to spend a lot of money and have difficulty getting contraception, so that they can suffer unintended pregnancies which will affect their health and cause everybody’s insurance premiums to rise? Are they trying to incentivize women to have unwanted children? Since they think women who want contraception are sex-crazed sluts, it doesn’t make sense that they think making contraception more difficult to get would dis-incentivize sex – or is that the very fantasy they are latching onto? “Lack of access to contraception will transform slutty women into virtuous women?”
@Scott S.: Well, while there’s no evidence they’re NOT sucking his dick, there’s also no evidence that they can find it.
Your wheels are coming off again, Axel.
@Roger Moore: I don’t think women are supposed to have libidos in the true believer bits of that world, the submission is all-important. So, ok, maybe enough libido to make it submissive in not having sex, but not enough to make it enjoyable to them. GSD forbid the little dears have any means of comparison or make any judgements on their lord and masters tackle or performance. That’s one odd world they’ve got there.
Yeah, it’s a total coincidence that the number of uninsured started dropping rather than rising just as a law intended to make it easier for people to get insurance came into effect. How dumb do they think we are?
Certified Mutant Enemy
Chicks dig bass players, don’tcha know?
Villago Delenda Est
Keep fucking that chicken, christianist filth.
Get ahold of your big girl panties, piggy. The world has survived worse. This too shall pass.
Ted Nugent: ‘Subhuman mongrel’ Obama should get ‘just due punishment’ for treason
By David Edwards
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:30 EST
Conservative rocker Ted Nugent said recently that he wouldn’t rest until President Barack Obama — who he called a “subhuman mongrel” — and of the all “liberal Democrats” had gotten the “just due punishment” that they deserved for treason.
In an interview with Guns.com last week, Nugent said that him winning the presidency in 2016 would be “the perfect ballet of freedom.”
Nugent, who is a National Rifle Association (NRA) board member and a spokesperson for the Outdoor Channel, opined that he would be the best candidate because “our politicians check their scrotums at the door. Even Hillary. But Obviously, she has spare scrotums.”
I have always taken that to mean we should plant orchards and learn arithmetic. I concede Biblical scholarship isn’t my field.
No, we get it. An article that was posted here three days ago is so much more important than something that affects lowly wimmens that you didn’t see any problem with re-posting it. After all, who really wants to talk about things that affect women, amirite?
I had assumed that they were using the “husband so repulsive and into kinky stuff they only have potentially procreative sex once in a blue moon” method of birth control.
Uncle Sugar is indeed an old slur for government handouts and I heard it in the 70’s.
If you happen to assume women have a right to make their own choices for their own bodies it follows that you think their health care/insurance coverage should cover the pill. If you are a polititan writing a new law about health care who accepts this idea, you calculate that it will make it harder for busybodies to mess with women if you specify in said law that the pill is covered. Ha Huckabee! It was intentional and meant to make it harder for your type of foolishness to hurt someone. Now go away.
Maddow befuddled that GOP continues to ‘shoot themselves in the foot’ on abortion
By David Ferguson
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:55 EST
On Wednesday night, Rachel Maddow devoted a segment of her show to examining the Republican Party’s decision to double down on its anti-choice stance, in spite of the fact that it appears to be driving women away from the party and worsening Republicans’ gender gap.
She began by explaining what buffer zones are, areas beyond which it is unlawful to protest. There are buffer zones in polling places to keep people from harassing voters. There are now buffer zones at military funerals thanks to parishioners of the Westboro Baptist Church, who harass mourners in the name of God.
There are also buffer zones around clinics that provide abortions. In 1994, a black clad gunman walked into two women’s clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts and opened fire, killing two clinic workers and injuring others. Women’s clinics have been bombed, broken into and burned.
The law establishing buffer zones around Massachusetts clinics is currently in the hands of the Supreme Court.
Fox News contributor: Angry blacks to blame for rise in ‘American Anglo-Saxon’ racism
By Travis Gettys
Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:47 EST
A Christian radio host insisted last week that white people were no longer racist, and even if they were, it’s the fault of racist black people.
Sandy Rios, of American Family Radio, was offended when a listener suggested she was racist toward black people, who she blamed for inciting white racism.
“I think the racist garbage coming from the — uh, a lot of blacks right now who are just filled with bitterness and rage is just amazing to me,” Rios said. “It is racism, I am seeing it constantly here in D.C., you know, I think — and it’s causing white citizens to become more racist than they ever were.”
@Punchy: Uncle Sugar is another expression for Uncle Sam which emphasizes the idea of the government as a drug pusher/enabler of weak, addicted, welfare types.
Tis amusing, tho’, a polling company just said statistics cannot accurately correlate cause and effect.
Who is ‘we’, and no, you don’t get it.
@Roger Moore: Who knows, may be you are right.
Villago Delenda Est
“Uncle Sugar” was slang for “Uncle Sam” when I was in the Army, that is, the Federal Government.
but he’s happy for his insurance to pay for his limpdick pills, even though the Mrs. is past child-bearing age. asshole
Villago Delenda Est
Actually, Obama isn’t the one who literally shit his pants to avoid having his ass endangered in ‘Nam.
So Nugent should STFU.
@BGinCHI: Mike Huckabee has only three children, despite being married relatively young to his wife and having attended a christian seminary for a while and presumably being familiar with all their anti contraception beliefs. So I guess its contraception for Mike and Mrs. Mike’s Libido and not for the other sluts? Or is it no sex for Mike because Mrs. Mike doesn’t have a libido?
As a dude it is my experience women are better with their libido then myself. Just saying.
Elections have consequences in Virginia
01/23/14 11:14 AM
By Steve Benen
Democratic candidate for Attorney General, State Sen. Mark Herring, center, gesturing as Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe, left, and Lt. Governor candidate, State Sen. Ralph Notrham, right, look on during a breakfast appearance in Richmond, Va., June 12, 2013.
Upon becoming Virginia’s attorney general four years ago, Republican Ken Cuccinelli quickly got to work as one of the nation’s preeminent culture warriors. He added a modesty shield to Virginia’s great seal; he targeted climate scientists; and among other things, he quickly rescinded legal protections for gays at Virginia universities.
What a difference an election makes. Newly elected Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has already issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination against gay state employees, and as Jane Timm noted this morning, Cuccinelli’s successor, state Attorney General Mark Herring (D), has announced that Virginia’s gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional and his office will not defend it against federal lawsuits.
Villago Delenda Est
No. They do not. And they’re proud that they don’t.
Jim Foolish Literalist
@Roger Moore: Or the husband closes his eyes and does his duty to be fruitful and multiply, while thinking of a Jesus that looks a lot like Brad Pitt
It’s pretty much exactly the same as we were saying about abortion yesterday — Huckabee’s birth control is moral, yours isn’t because reasons and Jesus.
@rikyrah: I saw this earlier and did a happy dance.
Villago Delenda Est
Yes, and the door Nugent checked his scrotum at was the one leaving the maternity ward.
For the Christian Right So very much loves and trusts the freedumbs of wmminz to control their lustful bodyparts that they will remove all tools, procedures, legal frameworks and environments where such freedumbs are made possible, plus jamming tools up the lustful bodyparts to test if the freedumbs are really really really freely chosen, and then they’ll shoot all the doctors cooperating. So sayth the religion of GSD-given free will, tolerence and luv according to his ‘mercan Profit$, Amen.
NPR had some conservative family values troll extolling massive butthurt over the gay marriage thing in VA. All sorts of twisted numbers that prove Americans hate SSM, like 65% live in states where it was enacted through voting and only 4.5% have live in states that had voting to approve it. When the Nice Polite Republican host mentioned that polls showed a change in attitude in the last few years, then polls prove nothing. Judicinal activinism!
Back on topic – the Huckabee statement is so full of idiocy…
The Other Chuck
@Villago Delenda Est:
Naw, I’d rather he kept opening his fool mouth as a spokesperson of the right wing gun-rubbers. This man is a board member of the NRA.
Please proceed, Nuge.
@Seanly: my state just voted it in by our elected officials. Illinois. Not like some small state.
@Mnemosyne: You know how the purity twits are: if they’re pet topic isn’t being talked about at every single moment they want to talk about it, then we’re all centrists, not really progressives, sold out, whatever.
Where or where is my Uncle Sugar?
(And my Obamaphone, dammit!!)
@Tommy: Wouldn’t matter. Chicago thugs riposte is always in play under those circumstances. We’re only heartland until we’re not.
@Alex S.: They still have Jeb Bush, so there’s that.
@Cassidy: Fuck you very much.
Also, too, never forget, if Marlise Munoz didn’t want to be kept on life support despite being brain-dead, she shouldn’t have gotten pregnant in the first place.
@Patricia Kayden: where is mine. I get no government aid. Heck I don’t even get something like the child tax credit.
Look I don’t mind aid. Heck i don’t mind paying for schools I know don’t use.
But I am sick of those on the right saying liberals like myself just get all this aid.
I’m sure there’s a word for it, but this is a political tactic whereby you attack your opponent’s strengths. The swiftboaters did this to John Kerry.
@rikyrah: A modesty shield on Virginia’s seal? Kind of like Ashcroft’s fig leaf on the David statue, I guess. Funny how Repubs are so modest about everything except vaginal probes.
I thought todays GOP line was that women were supposed to voluntarily submit to their man. Seems we have our messages at odds with each other again.
One of whom, if I remember correctly, was arrested (?) for animal torture. I’m foggy on the details, and don’t really want to look it up for fear I’ll become uncontrollably enraged when I’m reminded of the facts.
Putting New Spin on Sin City, Las Vegas Woos G.O.P. for 2016 Convention:
What could possibly go wrong?
Don’t you remember? Women’s bodies have, like, a way of, like, shutting things down and stuff. So it’s only the lazy ones who need these “pills” for contraception.
A Sugar Daddy by any other name…
@PIGL: Woah there drama piggy, don’t go scaring yourself with such firm language. Civilization might end.
There were two statues: Spirit of Justice (one nude female breast) and Majesty of Law (one male loincloth). Ashcroft spent thousands of dollars on blue drapes to cover them up while ignoring (nay, conspiring in) actual obscenities perpetrated by Bush.
@Cassidy: You must some motherfuckin’ smart son of a bitch to come up with “piggy” from my nym.
Bring on the asteroid. My life is nothing, to send such a dog to hell.
@PIGL: Calm down drama piggy. Don’t want you to get so worked up you think civilization will end.
I love it when the republicans take on some topic they are weak on (“Women”) like it’s, you know, a topic they are weak on and not something they are cluelessly inept about. They think, I’ll show those dems that we know how to stake out some ground here, and then they go all tourettes and start saying things they can’t help. Just like their new poverty thing – poor people should stop being poor by getting rich. duh. It’s like letting a blindfolded guy loose in a field of rakes. Go Huck!
FTW. Damn, but you made me spit on my monitor.
@aimai: Or he’s doing it wrong.
I bet Huckabee’s wife has no trouble controlling her libido at ALL.
My daughter refers to this GOP campaign line as “old men talking about us.”
Just completely disgusted and appalled by it.
Since he feels he can opine on young women and their contraceptive issues, turnabout is fair play, so I’d like to share this with you.
When I went to the Dem convention in 2008 I spent some time with the Arkansas delegates and they told me Huckabee had lap band surgery and lied about it in his book. They go and on about it. They convinced me.
I guess we’ll never know, though, unless of course he runs for President again.
@Kay: I read that at first as “lap dance surgery.”
It made perfect sense, too.
They believe that almost all contraceptive methods are abortifacts. Including the Pill. Therefore, women on the Pill could theoretically be having an abortion every month. Had this discussion recently with a crazed cousin.
@Kay: “of course he runs for President again. ”
The grifting is too good, plus, the number of parolees ( pardonees?) who went on to murder cops, combined with tax increases signed, means no way.
I loved the story. “So. Give me the dates again. He was in Sea Island for 3 days when?” A former governor died during what they believe to be “the surgery trip” and Huckabee didn’t return for the memorial events. They said it caused a lot of speculation at the time.
There’s a real nasty edge to him. I have no idea why people believe he’s jovial or easy-going.
He’s one of the few Republicans who admits that people whose food stamps are cut off can’t subsist on air (at least, he did when he was governor of Arkansas and tried to expand welfare). That’s about it as far as his niceness goes.
This is just “The Democrats think blacks are incapable of…” repurposed for deployment against women.
pseudonymous in nc
4chan-level trolling from Fuckabee.
He gives me the creeps, honestly. I just have a strong sense of a real harsh, judgmental person right beneath all that eye-twinkle and folksy banter.
Villago Delenda Est
Well, the more conventional hookers in Vegas will see business drop dramatically when the GOP is in town, while the diaper/leather clad master mistress fetish boys and girls will see land office business.
Here’s the dog story: http://www.newsweek.com/sons-past-could-come-back-bite-huckabee-94351
Of course he did his best to try and cover it up afterwards as well. Nice Christian family. Good job, Mike.
No, he’s saying that’s what Democrats want to make women believe:
Needless to say, I think Huckabee is, well, let’s just ask him to please proceed.
@Mnemosyne: Why, yes. Did you know most poor people have refrigerators? And many of them have cell phones?? Why, we even let them keep both their kidneys! Talk about FREELOADING!
So when do the female circumcisions become mandatory? Nothing like a clitoridectomy to control Jezebel’s sexual pleasure amirite?
So when are they banning condoms?
What I like about this quote is that it really combines a dogwhistles, ancient terminology, slut-shaming, gubmint-shaming, factual errors, and a sneering, bullying tone, into a single sentence.
While she still walks this earth, I would like to offer my 87 year old, Catholic, midwestern grandmother, as a sort of litmus test to Republican politicians. You know, the last woman on earth writing a check at the grocery store because she won’t get one of those newfangled debit cards? While I doubt she wants to discuss either one at length, my grandmother is not shocked or appalled by birth control or the existence of gay people. I think she would be an excellent advisor to them since she is apparently YOUNGER than anyone associated with these guys’ campaigns.
Since when are all American women of any faith or no faith automatically expected to follow the canon of the Catholic Church?
@Kay: Huck is cheerfully evil. Worse, these GOP “Wise Father” types espouse ideas that very few actual real human beings support.
LOL, up yours, chump.
Big Jim Slade
Pretty please with “Uncle Sugar” on top.
Well, that’s just where Uncle Sugar likes to be, baby!