Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spare the rod

Spoil the child.

Compare and contrast this Huckabee

and his recipe for dealing with percieved threats:

Huckabee says concealed handgun might have stopped Virginia Tech massacre
By Associated Press
Saturday, April 21, 2007 - Updated: 05:37 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said a concealed handgun carried by a faculty member or student at Virginia Tech might have reduced the toll from Monday’s shooting spree by a student.
"If somebody had been able to stop the shooter before he was able to kill that many people, there may not have been that many," the former Arkansas governor said Thursday in an interview with radio station KUAR at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in response to a question about carrying concealed weapons.

A longtime hunter, Huckabee has spoken publicly before about his support for concealed-weapon permits _ and his own license to carry.

Seung-Hui Cho, 23, killed 32 people Monday on the Virginia Tech campus before taking his own life.

With this Huckabee

and his funny little story

Huckabee's son arrested with handgun

By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press Writer 44 minutes ago

David Huckabee, a son of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, was arrested at an Arkansas airport Thursday after a federal X-ray technician detected a loaded Glock pistol in his carry-on luggage.

"I removed the bag and asked Mr. Huckabee if he knew what he had in the bag," Little Rock police officer Arthur Nugent wrote in a report after being summoned to a security checkpoint. "He replied he did now."

Huckabee, 26, later pleaded guilty in Little Rock District Court after being charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing a weapon in a prohibited place.

"It was a silly mistake," Huckabee told reporters as he left the Pulaski County Jail. When asked whether it would affect his father's presidential campaign, Huckabee responded, "It shouldn't."

District Judge Lee Munson gave Huckabee a one-year suspended jail sentence and ordered him into 10 days of community service — which Huckabee can avoid by paying $100. Huckabee will be on probation for a year. Fines and costs totaled $855.

The son of the former Arkansas governor held a concealed weapons permit at the time of the incident but state police are taking steps to revoke it. The elder Huckabee, who said last week that Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho perhaps could have been stopped if a teacher or student had also been armed, also has a concealed weapons permit.


I for one am long through letting wingnuts off the hook for the stupid, reckless and utterly irresponsible things they do and say.

Long through with extending a compassionate heart to member of a Party that believes only in slash and slander politics. That nurture and harvest hate and fear as means to electoral ends.

If you want a little understanding for the fuck ups you and your idiot kid make, then you can fucking well store up some treasure in that account by extending a little understanding to your fellow man, but I am all done giving the benefit of the doubt to any member of the Party that has risen to power by beating up the poor, throatpunching the weak, mocking the outsider and calling people like me unAmerican.

Fuck you, Huckabee.

Trying to carry a loaded weapon onto an aircraft should presumptively be considered a credible threat of aggression.

Armed aggression.

And in a post-9/11 world? Are you kidding me? You do remember 9/11, don’t you Mike, or can you Republicans only manage to recall the 11th of September when you need to slander Democrats?

And by your own lights justice and public safety demands that such a threat of violence be met by the swift and massive preemptive firepower of a heavily armed mob of Quickdraw McCitizens.

Sorry, Mike, but in the Concealed Carry America of your dreams your kid would've been shot to bits under a righteous hail of preemptive Second Amendment lead.

As dead as Amadu Dialo.

Your rules, Mike

Your rules, not mine.


Anonymous said...

Sad...but so definitely true. I would like to thank you for your blog. Good work!

Loveandlight said...

For pity's sake, the son looks like somebody (something?) from the movie Deliverance!

SamFromUtah said...

loveandlight - you're right! But there may be an explanation. I once looked a bit like that when I had a blocked salivary gland and my face swelled up. It was icky. I looked sort of like that, only I had a neck.

His dad, though, looks a bit too much like a younger Orrin Hatch for me to be comfortable. You know, the Orrin who said "18 years is long enough" for a Senator to serve, over 30 years ago.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Thank the FSM we have a Democratic governor here in the Arkanshire now.

According to Mooser over on Hullabaloo, Young Suckabee and another "Deliverance"-extra wannabe, WHILE SERVING AS BOY SCOUT CAMP COUNSELORS, caught a stray dog, hung it by its neck, slit its throat, and stoned it to death. [11:25 pm in the "Embedded Ambition" comment thread]

Did you know Suckabee The Elder was a Southern Baptist minister before he entered politics?

Looks like he forgot to teach his boy Christian values.

Oh, wait, I'm forgetting--IOKIYAR.

From the swamps of the Arkanshire, IBW

whig said...

Sign that boy up in the militia. The right to keep and bear arms is contingent on a well regulated militia. Give that boy some regulation and some basic training.

Alyssa said...

The CHAIR!!!! Hit him with the CHAIR!! ::cheers loudly::

Dhalgren said...

Absolutely god damn right. He should have been taken down.

Fade said...

He was probably trying to hijack that plane and fly it into the White House. Off to Gitmo with his nefarious looking demeanor!

He's already guiltier than most of the detainees there.

Simply Disgusted said...

There was a time when a wheelchair bound senior was removed from her conveyance because an overzealous airport security thug decided she wasn't being cooperative enough but you can always count on a repug thug getting the benefit of the doubt even when he's carrying a loaded weapon.

It's all fine if you're a repug. It's everyone else who needs to be afraid. But that's how they like it, isn't it.

PS: If that's his kid someone should have been testing for chromosomal abnormalities before he decided to procreate.

eddie blake said...

the RIGHT wing

CAN'T commit

to a BIT...

pistols are SO



EVERY student in


should have

their DESKS

replaced with

chobham ARMORED

electric TURRETS

with IR and LE

optics and



tri barreled


if the GOP & NRA were


that is,





kablooie said...

I am very familiar w/the Huckabees, having grown up in Arkansas (got out alive, tho) -- and the son looks just like his momma.

The Huckabees are pure-D white trash cracker idjits. With GUNS.

kablooie said...

The Huckabees pretty much ruined Arkansas during their tenure in the Governor's mansion. (Altho for awhile they occupied a trailer in the side yard, while multimillion dollar renovations were going on).

They are white trash cracker idjits. With GUNS. And the son looks just like his mother, Big Janet Huckabee.

Anonymous said...

Ah....the wonderful anonymoty of such forums that allows the stupid, personal assault comments as found here. A euphoric place where the stupid and uninformed can draw conclusions like: "The Huckabees pretty much ruined Arkansas during their tenure in the Governor's mansion."

All this foul lanquage, nasty comments about personal appearance without substance or consequence for what is said. A virtual playground for the socially inept and cowardly to express their stupidity.

Huckabee #2 was appropriately charged and sentenced, with the understanding that he no doubt had the gun in the bag without remembering it was there.

An exerpt from the news story: "Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings said it is not unusual for people to forget they have a gun in their carry-on luggage."

Apparently, it's not that uncommon and is probably, as the almost entirely stupid in this forum suggest, not a Huckabee issue.

I will now leave you children to play with....or excuse me, among your goofy little selves.