Your 3-Martini Stupid, Mr. Huckabee

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Just a little history before we get to the 3-martini quote: “The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas. They then attended after the intervention of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.” It seems that Gov. Faubus thought that the orders from the Supreme Court were not valid, and the President and the National Guard educated him otherwise.

One thing I am angry about, though, Hugh, is this notion of judicial supremacy, where if the courts make a decision, I hear governors and even some aspirants to the presidency say well, that’s settled, and it’s the law of the land. No, it isn’t the law of the land. Constitutionally, the courts cannot make a law. They can interpret one. And then the legislature has to create enabling legislation, and the executive has to sign it, and has to enforce it.

Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, who you would think might know the history of his state.

The Morning Quote

“Week one, we had a speaker election that did not go as well as a lot of us would have liked. Week two, we got into a big fight over deporting children, something that a lot of us didn’t want to have a discussion about. Week three, we are now talking about rape and incest and reportable rapes and incest for minors. … I just can’t wait for week four.”

–Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)

“You’re dead to me, Charlie,” removed from office by double-digits of the PA voters, Frothy Santorum did not say.

You Have To Fight For Your Right To…

…hate.

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Who knew that the battle for equal rights would be fought in the bakeries of America? Y’all Qaeda knew!

We know that the Xristian majority in this country are the most discriminated, put-upon, and generally powerless Americans of all, and the ‘mos are cramming their gay agenda down their strangely relaxed and accommodating throats, amiright? Of course I am! So Bill Jack, a Christian educator who lives in Castle Rock CO had a plan to prove how the secularists were taking away his rights and giving them to the ‘mos.

According to Azucar Bakery owner Marjorie Silva, Jack came into her shop in March of 2014, and asked her to make him a Bible-shaped cake. Silva said Jack also wanted her to inscribe what she described as an anti-gay message on one of the Bible pages.

“The customer wanted us to draw two males holding hands with a big ‘X’ on them,” Silva wrote in a letter to DORA, who had requested her side of the story after Jack filed the complaint. “We never refuse service. But we did feel it was not right for us to present hateful words or images about human beings.”

A-HA! The baker discriminated against the Xristian by not giving up her free-speech rights in favor of the theocrat’s free-speech rights! Baby Jeebus weeps

“I believe I was discriminated against by the bakery based on my creed. As a result, I filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights division. Out of respect for the process, I will wait for the director to release his findings before making further comments.”

To this day, the bakery owner will not say what Black wanted her to write on the cake. But she did offer to bake the cake and give him the frosting and tools so he could write it himself.

So to sum it up: because the baker would not write hate-speech on a cake, the rights of the hater were violated because of his creed? If you read the story, you’ll also find that our old pal Dr. Chaps gets into the act in a strange, trojan horse (see what I did there?) kinda way.

(KDVR and also here)

One Lump of Stupid or Two, Bobby Jindal?

Boy exorcist and noted volcano scholar Bobby Jindal

Boy exorcist and renowned volcano scholar Bobby Jindal

Boy exorcist and renowned volcano scholar LA Gov. Bobby Jindal has returned from his London foreign policy credential-polishing boondoggle wherein he told the Brits that they indeed had Muslim No-Go Zones, and he continues to make this strange assertion:

On Wednesday, Fox host Neil Cavuto provided the governor an opportunity to walk back the terminology. But Jindal would not relent.

“If people don’t want to come here to integrate and assimilate, what they’re really trying to do is set up their own culture, their own communities,” Jindal said. “What they’re really trying to do is overturn our culture. We need to recognize that threat.”

“If we don’t, we’re gonna see a replica of what’s happening in Europe in America,” Jindal continued. “We’re gonna see our own no-go zones if we’re not serious about insisting on assimilation and integration.”

But the pièce de resistance of the interview has to be the following exchange between the likely 2016 Goat Rodeo contender and Cavuto:

Cavuto also asked Jindal to comment on former MSNBC guest Arsalan Iftikhar who on Monday accused Jindal of “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin.”

“It’s foolish that MSNBC even gave somebody like this a platform,” Jindal said.

At which point the blogs old friend Eiron, the Goddess of Irony, laughed so hard she farted.

GOP Women Are Revolting

So Republican’s Y’all Qaeda faction accidentally lost the latest skirmish on the War on Women when the Republican Women in Congress scuttled the 20-week abortion ban:

House Republican leaders abruptly dropped plans late Wednesday to hold votes on an anti-abortion bill amid a revolt by female GOP lawmakers concerned that the legislation’s restrictive language would once again spoil the party’s chances of broadening its appeal to women and younger voters.

…again, not because banning abortions is bad policy, but because it might hurt them electorally. I’ll take it as a victory, regardless. And as we pointed out previously, it marks the return of the Todd Akin Legitimate Rape Theory which states that the rape didn’t happen if the woman didn’t report it to the police and go through the loving embrace of the Criminal Justice System. And, you know, her body has a way of shutting that down.

Just as a reminder: the position of MPS is that the War on Women is real, and it is a front in the much larger War on Democracy that the theocrats are waging.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Boy exorcist and noted volcano scholar Bobby Jindal

Boy exorcist and noted volcano scholar Bobby Jindal

Boy exorcist and world-renown Muslim Scholar LA Gov. Bobby Jindal had invited the nations 49 other governors to come to his snake handling tent revival in Baton Rouge:

Dear Governor,

America, our great nation, is in great need.

We are faced with fatherless homes, an epidemic of drugs and crime, a saturation of pornography, an increase in the polarization, division, and hopelessness amongst many. We need trust, respect and civility restored. Yet as I trust you would agree, there are limits to our own influence as governmental leaders. Lasting change does not come only from laws and legislation, but from the changing of hearts produced by spiritual revival.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord makes this promise to us, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” The Bible also speaks of the prophet Joel, who lived in days of great challenge and crises. His response to these challenges was a clear call for prayer, “Declare a holy fast; call a solemn assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God and cry out to the Lord.” Joel 1:14.

Likewise, I believe now is the time for us to have a similar posture of humility, honesty and honor before The Lord on behalf of our nation. We need an appeal to heaven for heaven’s intervention over us.

We need to pray to the Lord that He will send spiritual revival to our nation.

That is why I am inviting everyone to join us on January 24th at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm for a Solemn assembly of Worship, Prayer and Fasting, as we corporately lift up the name of The Lord. There will be no politicians giving speeches and no preachers pontificating. This gathering will be apolitical in nature and open to all who would like to join us in humble posture before our Creator to intervene on behalf of our people and nation. There will only be one name lifted up that day – Jesus!

On Saturday, all ages, denominations, ethnic and racial backgrounds will gather to pray for America, asking God for His mercy and Abounding Grace. Christians will choose to cross their racial, denominational, generational and political preferences, to meet at the Cross of Christ together to pray for revival.

If you would like to join us, for all or part of this day of prayer, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Bobby Jindal
Governor, Louisiana

Oy! I’m sure Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware is thrilled that some goyim putz is having a Jump for Jeebus.