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This from a man who said he wants the Rolling Stones to play at his inauguration?

New York Times (2007): Huckabee ordered soup and a sandwich without drama or comment...and began talking about rock ’n’ roll...I...asked who he would like to play at his inaugural. ‘‘I’ve got to start with the Stones,’’ Huckabee said.

The governor regards 1968 as the dawning of ‘‘the age of the birth-control pill, free love, gay sex, the drug culture and reckless disregard for standards.’’ The Rolling Stones album Their Satanic Majesties Request provided the soundtrack for that annus terribilis.


But Mike Huckabee wanted me to know that he believes in the separation of church and stage. The governor’s musical wish list also included John Mellencamp, who, he noted, would be welcome despite their differing political views; the country duo Brooks & Dunn; Stevie Wonder; and, surprisingly, Grand Funk Railroad. ‘‘That’s a groundbreaking group,’’ he said earnestly. ‘‘The bass player, Mel Schacher, is very underrated. ’’


And Mr. Huckabee wins the gold medal for completing a two-and-a half twisting self-contradiction with a pike! Doesn't he know that "the rock beat" is:

...a dominant and repetitious offbeat which competes with the melody and distracts from the words of a song. The contradictory messages in the beat, the words, the melody, the style of the presentation, and the appearance of the musicians all create a subtle confusion in the minds, wills, and emotions of the listeners, which leads them to question the absolute moral standards of God...


In this letter, a member of the band 98 Degrees tries to intercede with an associate of Huckabee's in hopes of saving him:

I learned that you and Governor Huckabee are longtime associates and that you were photographed together at a recent “Huckabee for President” campaign event at a Houston home...Though it’s been widely reported in the media, it may have escaped your attention that Gov. Huckabee not only loves rock music, he plays bass guitar in a rock band!

Do you want a Commander in Chief who willfully violates your “Ten Commandments of Rock”? Do you want The Star-Spangled Banner performed with the “ROCK BEAT”? I’m sure you recognize this Commitment to Reject the Deception of the ‘Rock Beat’ in Any Form, a pledge you have asked others to sign:

“Almighty Father, based on the authority of your Word and the testimony of others, I now purpose to remove from my life any music that contains a 'ROCK BEAT'; and to replace it with melodious music that glorifies You and edifies others.”

Signature _______________________________________ Date_______________

For decades, you’ve been blaming rock music for society’s problems. Now’s your chance to...take some personal responsibility (and) make an international public statement...I’m now calling on you to make a public request for your good friend Mike Huckabee to sign it, too.


Oh, and here is he is performing the ultra wholesome Catch Scratch Fever with the ultra wholesome Ted Nugent (link):




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It's the Twelfth Annual Rocktivity/DU "You Call This NEWS?" Awards!

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Hello, and welcome yet again! First of all, sorry about the unscheduled delay of this year's ceremonies. The last time they were held late was out of respect to Gabby Giffords. This time, I got caught between being gentrified by my web host AND my internet service provider deciding to take a weekend vacation. But I am now comfortably settled in my new cyber-digs, and the ISP is giving me a one-month credit!

I suppose I should be depressed about the Republicans re-taking congress, but if anything, it puts us in that much better a position to bring more progressivism into the White House. And I hope Obama sees the wisdom of holding the line on net neutrality -- with the mainstream media in an even tighter right-wing grip, it's more important than ever that the netroots have room to blossom. So I'd like to dedicate this year's ceremony to Chuck Todd for media charlatanism below and beyond the call of duty -- from trying to compete with us with his First Read blog to directing politics at MSNBC to running the ratings of Meet the Press into the ground!

And now, on to 2014's other false media prophets -- unless you'd like to refresh your memories by going through the archives first:

[div style="text-align:center"]PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS
2003 - Bush's Ancestor's Bank Seized (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)
2004 - Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances


[div style="text-align:center"]PREVIOUS AWARD CEREMONIES
2005 - U.S. Army Report: Military Lost Dominance In Iraq After Invasion
2006 - Iraq On Brink Of Becoming A Failed State
2007 - Iraqis Blame U.S. Invasion For Discord
2008 - Bush sees no recession coming
2009 - Bottled water sales dry up - Industry Asks 'Why?'
2010 - Former Head of FEMA says Bush Administration Downplayed Severity of Hurricane Katrina
2011 - Wal-Mart: Our Shoppers Are "Running Out Of Money"
2012 - CIA Docs Confirm: Cheney Is A Liar!
2013 - It's official: Pope has not abolished sin, says Vatican



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[div style="text-align:center"]SPECIAL ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
The New York Times Just Issued the Best Correction You'll Read All Week
Media Source: Mother Jones.com
Posted by: N2doc
An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Is Judith Miller running the paper?"
-- NYtoBush-Drop Dead


[div style="text-align:center"]SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
THE "YOU FORGOT THE 'NOT FROM THE ONION' DISCLAIMER" CATEGORY

Pimp sues Nike for $100 million for lack of warning label after beating victim with Jordans
Media Source: Oregon Live.com
Posted by: Alp227

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "I admire a pimp who's willing to beat his slaves on behalf of oppressed children."
-- Orrex


John Boehner’s Lawyer Quits Because Lawsuit Against Obama Could Harm His Credibility
Media Source: PoliticsUSA.com
Posted by: CatWoman

Best Posts (Other Than Mine):
"Bought to you by the party who claims to be against frivolous lawsuits."
-- Lob1

"Orly Taitz, please pick up the white courtesy phone..."
-- Jberryhill




[div style="text-align:center"]HONORABLE MENTION
43 House Republicans Are Suing President Obama For Being The President of the United States
Media Source: PoliticsUSA.com
Posted by: MrScorpio

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "The problem with the...GOP is real simple: There's a black man in the White House and he's NOT the butler."
-- Hobbit709


[div style="text-align:center"]HONORABLE MENTION:
THE "TO FIGURE THIS OUT, YOU HAD TO DO A FREAKING STUDY?" CATEGORY

Gun access tied to greater suicide, murder risk
Media Source: Yahoo.com
Posted by: Onehandle

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Totally shocking to me that a piece of equipment designed to kill people makes it easier to kill people, including oneself. "
-- Truebluegreen


[div style="text-align:center"]THIRD RUNNER UP
Non-White Prisoners are more Profitable for Private Prisons
Media Source: AllGov.com
Posted by: The Straight Story

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Oh, great. Another example of the white man getting passed over.."
-- Orrex


[div style="text-align:center"]SECOND RUNNER UP
Juan Williams Suggests Calls To Impeach Obama Have Racist Undertones
Media Source: Talking Points Memo.com
Posted by: Alp227

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "At long last, the Clue Bird has pooped on Juan Williams' head."
-- The Velveteen Ocelot


[div style="text-align:center"]FIRST RUNNER UP
Corey Knowlton, who won auction to kill endangered black rhino, now fears for his life
Media Source: Raw Story
Posted by: Judi Lynn

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "How's it feel, f*cker?"
-- Tabasco


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ROCKTIVITY/DU "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARDS:

(State) trooper wants job back because raping that girl was just a ‘moral mistake’
Media Source: RawStory.com
Posted by: DonViejo

Best Post (Other Than Mine): "In related news, the estate of Adolf Eichmann has petitioned..."
-- Loaded Liberal Dem

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Congrats to all the posters and commenters, and that goes double for Alp 227 for winning twice and Judi Lynn for winning her second! And for this year, let's send the bar bill for the after party to Elizabeth Warren -- since she's not running, she'll need SOMETHING to do with the money being raised to draft her!


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