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      CommentAuthorpKone
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008 edited
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    This should scare all those living in the U.S. and at least disturb those abroad!

    "I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that's what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than trying to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family."
    -- Mike Huckabee

    My only comment is: wow.
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    See, thats one thing I've never understood about the Faith. They really believe it's completely impossible to be a good person without Jesus sleeping next to you at night. Just sleeping mind, no funny business.
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    So would it really be changed to 'God's' standards or would it be changed to 'his organized religion's views on God's standards'. Thats what would keep me awake at night.
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      CommentAuthorpKone
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    Good point Mark R! Even if they just want to substitute the bible for the constitution it will still be a "mortal man's" interpretation of that bible that rules the country.

    Of course Huckabee's point is that he is no ordinary mortal man ; )
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    What keeps me awake at night is that apparently the living God wants us to eat squirrels.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2_SKDrv0zE">About 1:30 into this</a>
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    Mike Huckabee: Dumb Enough to Win
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      CommentAuthorChrisSick
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    Don't like Mike Huckabee scare you, every comment like that should only serve to remind you that he has virtually no chance of getting elected. Even Bush 43 wasn't dumbheaded enough to make comments like that before he was in office. There's still about a full third of the Republican party left made up of right wing ideologists who want nothing to do with the Religious Right, a heady mix of libertarians, armed survivalists and rampant capitalists. Which makes watching an actual political contest on their side of the aisle incredibly fun, and more or less insures a Democratic President.

    In trying to find quotes from The Sitting President that could top Huckabee's, I killed my own argument. Apparently Bush made the remark 'There ought to be limits to freedom' while running for office.

    So you can ignore my logic and go back to being afraid.
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I dont see the problem, if i want to kill my wife on our wedding night because i found out she wasn't a virgin, i should be able to do so.
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    So would it really be changed to 'God's' standards or would it be changed to 'his organized religion's views on God's standards'. Thats what would keep me awake at night.

    Isn't that basically "Love me and believe in me without reason or your ass will be beaten with a paddle for the rest of eternity" ?
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    Isn't that basically "Love me and believe in me without reason or your ass will be beaten with a paddle for the rest of eternity" ?


    Yeah, something like that. I'd like to think that free will and free thought counted for something.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    Free Will is how we are like Jesusgod.

    And like the bible says: being like Jesusgod, bad news, man. He is the top monkey on the stack and don't you forget it!
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008 edited
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    You think that's his craziest thing Fuckabee has said?

    Then you haven't seen a fucking thing yet.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    pKone -
    Not only would it be a 'mortal man's' version of the bible, but it would have to be some specifically chosen carefully translated version of said book. and we here in the american speaking part of the world don't take kindly to the idea that speakers of another language are as valid as we are and that the culture from whence that language came is anything to be seen as valid either. So, basically, it would be HuckabeeJesusGod's Bible/Constitution.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    I have to say it cuz I have to say it every time this guy pops up in conversation:

    I <3 Huckabees

    But yeah, Mike ain't going to win it.
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      CommentAuthorBenMiller
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    Didja get that quote from Doonesbury's website? It was their 'Say What?' quote. I'm not who to be more scared of, the Baptist or the Mormon...
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    I think what weirds me out about that quote is that I only heard it from alt-outlets : blogs, friends, etc. Didn't seem to hit the news, or hell, even the Daily Show.

    He might not win anything, but maybe he's making the "discourse" (as it is) open to that sort of god-fuck-crazyness, that would have been called out in other times. Maybe.
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      CommentAuthorSarpedon
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008
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    from what I hear his campaign is also pretty strapped for cash, so he'll run out of ability to campaign via capital before he even gets a chance to lose hands down for president.
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    Is Huckabee still surprising people with his stupidity? Wow.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2008 edited
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    Someone should ask Mike whether, if Mitt Romney is elected, he should seek to amend the Constitution to accord with the Book of Mormon.
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    True, Huckabee is ridiculous, there can be no denying, but even he is better than Romney who once mistook a book he read for an actual French governmental policy. I'm fairly forgiving of mistakes, but I'm not comfortable with anyone running for high public office who is unable to tell the difference between fiction and reality.

    Come to think of it, I'm not sure Huckabee has a solid grasp of reality either. Also, he's got the bugged-out, hard-plastic eyes of a muppet.

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