Mike Huckabee: I've Got All Sorts of Strong Opinions About How You Live Your Life

There was a Peanuts cartoon I remember. Linus was watching TV, and, without a word, Lucy entered the panel, walked in front of Linus, and turned off the TV.

"You shouldn't be watching this program," Lucy stated with Lucy-like certitude.

"Just what I always wanted," Linus said to himself. "My own personal censor."

Well, Mike Huckabee wants you to know he's got some opinions about your use of spicy language.

During an appearance on the Iowa radio program "Mickelson in the Morning," last Friday (comments at the 6:00 mark), Huckabee said that he found it "trashy" for a woman to curse in the workplace.

Host Jan Mickelson asked Huckabee, a Republican flirting with a 2016 presidential run, whether the former governor had experienced any "culture shock" by traveling from Arkansas to New York to host his own show on Fox News.

"Absolutely," Huckabee said, before explaining the differences in profanity usage between the South and the Northeast.

"In a business meeting ... in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting," Huckabee said. "In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it!"

Tell me more about what you remember of the Techno-City, Grandpa Wanderer.

"This is worse than locker-room talk," Huckabee added. "This would be considered totally inappropriate to say these things in front of a woman and for a woman to say them in a professional setting. ... As we would say in the South: 'That's just trashy.'"

That's terrific. It's the height of manhood to begin carrying on like a 90 year old grandmother.

Posted by: Ace at 04:39 PM




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1 Oneth?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (0HooB)

2
I H8 Schmuckabee...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (bWFHa)

3 Corgis called.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (0HooB)

4 Is he making an observation or does he want to enforce this?

Posted by: fluffy & moderately trashy at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (Ua6T/)

5 Fifth??!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (od1KN)

6 I'm sure the tens of people who want him to run nodded in approval

Posted by: brak at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (Tj+s6)

7 "In a business meeting ... in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting,"

Imma call bullshit on that.

Posted by: Andy at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (9CtUV)

8
The fcuking nerve of that guy.......

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (NaV4z)

9 Holy crap on a cracker, just what we need, a National Nanny.

Go back to Arkansas and fry up some more squirrel. Jeez.

Posted by: GuyfromNH at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (aRAhg)

10
Ha!

I expected the Jeb Bush bloody tampon, but Ace went for Huckabee bloody tampon to throw in the shark tank.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (Q66iK)

11
So, let me get this straight. The Left wants to censor us because rape and white privilege and Schmuckabee is turning into the Church Lady.

Dear G-d I need a friggin' drink!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (CMkNk)

12 I bet Ol' Huck would just love it here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (0HooB)

13 Chucklebee notwithstanding, profanity is indeed trashy when used indiscriminately, and yes, I do know to whom I am speaking. Now, do your worst.

Posted by: Ummberto Echo at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (lh8QF)

14 But you know what, he's f**king right.

I'm guilty as well of letting curse words slip into places they should not and I have been working to reign them in.

And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Though, I still wouldn't vote for Huckabee if he were the last Republican on Earth.

Posted by: Grumpyguy at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (6OScs)

15 Huckster-bee needs to go apologize to those cops' families, you know the cops who were gunned down by a guy he pardoned.

Until then can the slime mold just shut up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:44 PM (+6nI6)

16 "In a business meeting ... in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting," Huckabee said.

----

As Iowan raised..... Im betting your more like likely to drop an F bomb...

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 04:44 PM (NaV4z)

17 13 Chucklebee notwithstanding, profanity is indeed trashy when used indiscriminately, and yes, I do know to whom I am speaking. Now, do your worst.
Posted by: Ummberto Echo at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (lh8QF)


Foul language as an end in itself is childish/leftist. Used to color strong argumentation and facts, it's AOSHQ.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:44 PM (CMkNk)

18 Though, I still wouldn't vote for Huckabee if he were the last Republican on Earth.

Would you like to make a contribution?

Posted by: Hillary! at January 28, 2015 04:45 PM (Ua6T/)

19
Huckabee said that he found it "trashy" for a woman to curse in the workplace.

Diminutive podcasterette hardest hit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:45 PM (JtwS4)

20 Eh, it IS trashy and unprofessional.

I swear like a sailor in many situations, but certainly not at work.

They didn't ask him if his first act as President would be to make it a felony to drop F Bombs, they asked him about culture shock.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 04:45 PM (Pauop)

21 He is right. In the South it is a sign of disrespect to use foul language in front of a respectable woman. Simple as that.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 04:45 PM (xWW96)

22 Hoo boy.
On this one I agree with Huckleberry.
Must be time to walk the dog.

Sorry..., but vulgar language is an element of societal decay.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (l1zOH)

23
And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth. Posted by: Grumpyguy at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (6OScs)
It depends on the situation.But yes, cursing during a professional situation is crass. I'm guilty of doing it, a holdover from my Army days, but I've been trying to get better.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (y5n9M)

24 I don't know. I mean, my utter antipathy for Huckabee is well documented, as is my use of the swears, but I do kind of agree that in a professional setting one should try to be professional and not call everyone fucknuggets to their faces.

That's what making sure no one is in the bathroom before you start screaming into your hands is for.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (mf5HN)

25 14 And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Posted by: Grumpyguy at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (6OScs)


Says you! I dated this hot ebony dame with a smoking hot body and the stuff she was yelling/whispering/cooing/barking would melt your ears.

I became the holy city of Qom!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (CMkNk)

26 I'm not a fan of Huckabee at all but I'm not seeing any hint of Huckabee anti-profanity enforcement from this article. He just has an opinion on it.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (pAlYe)

27 In the South it is a sign of disrespect to use foul language in front of a respectable woman.

-----


oooooo...... I can see the loophole.......

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (NaV4z)

28 Take away Iowa's ethanol subsidies and I bet you would hear some trashy talk. Even from the womens.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (g1DWB)

29 Huckabee 2016: Get Off My Lawn!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (knoK7)

30
Huckabee has always been like this.

I will admit I picked up some bad cursing habits from all my new yorker friends in college. Drives my mother nuts.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (lIU4e)

31 And THIS is the thing that gets Ace upset about the Huckster?

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (qh617)

32 Profanity has it's place but actually I tend to agree with Huckabee on this one and I curse all to much. Cursing is one of my faults, but one that I am not really working on. Hey what can I say.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (nzKvP)

33 Why is TOFG still around, anyway?

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (3ZtZW)

34 26 I'm not a fan of Huckabee at all but I'm not seeing any hint of Huckabee anti-profanity enforcement from this article. He just has an opinion on it.
Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (pAlYe)

Agreed.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (mx5oN)

35 This ought to be fun...

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (oFCZn)

36 Foul language as an end in itself is childish/leftist. Used to color strong argumentation and facts, it's AOSHQ.


It was considered a sign of anger at one time. I kinda get where he's coming from. I usually gauge an audience before I let loose. If there are kids in attendance, it's never appropriate.

At biker bars, it's pretty much expected.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (0HooB)

37 I don't know. I mean, my utter antipathy for Huckabee is well documented, as is my use of the swears, but I do kind of agree that in a professional setting one should try to be professional and not call everyone fucknuggets to their faces.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (mf5HN)


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Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (od1KN)

38 Fuck Huck.
And the same goes for the wilting violets if they can't handle it. You wanted equality, you got it.
I KNOW when and where not to cuss, but I won't stand for someone who is NOT my momma to TELL me when and where.

(Sorry Ace)

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (iiLVJ)

39 I agree with Huckabuck. In a professional setting, cursing really isn't good thing. A few damns or hells are okay, but to say fuck in a business meeting? I'd be fired in a heartbeat if I did that in the company I work.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (/HX7u)

40
Well, shit.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (Qs8ZN)

41 And THIS is the thing that gets Ace upset about the Huckster?
Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (qh617)

I like that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (nzKvP)

42 Bless his heart.

Posted by: chiefjaybob at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (t2lvB)

43 Huckabee represents everything that is wrong about Republican party.

Posted by: YaHump at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (ZMEUf)

44 but I do kind of agree that in a professional setting one should try to be professional and not call everyone fucknuggets to their faces.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (mf5HN)


Taking away all of my fun.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (MT22W)

45
"Schmuckabee is turning into the Church Lady."

He was legit a baptist preacher, iirc. I mean, at least he comes by it honest.

I would never, ever vote for him though.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (lIU4e)

46
This is useless as is Huckabee. If you want to be a serious candidate start talking about what you intend to do to shrink the Federal government, reduce debt and deficits, combat our enemies, defend the nation and otherwise reverse course and stave off disaster.

If you cannot do that, then get the hell off the national stage and shut the fuck up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (CMkNk)

47
27 In the South it is a sign of disrespect to use foul language in front of a respectable woman.

-----
oooooo...... I can see the loophole.......



"Hun, please turn around."

*pause*

"#^#@^#^*(@^#^$!@$@$!#!#"

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (0NdlF)

48 Maybe Huck misheard them and they were saying his name. Sound similar.

Posted by: Penfold at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (Fbt5B)

49 I feel like I've typed this before, but the main difference between Huckabee and Mooch is the book they use to justify controlling you.


"In a business meeting ... in Iowa, you would not have people who would
just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional
setting,"


Imma call bullshit on that.


Yeah, that's a real ignorant thing. But then, he's never worked in a business setting, has he?

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (ZKzrr)

50 I don't like Huckabee, but he was answering a question about culture shock between Arkansas and the NE. This is a pretty weak attack.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (Z+7WE)

51 Diminutive podcasterette hardest hit.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:45 PM (JtwS4)



*GAPES*

*POINTS*

*GAPES AND POINTS*

Nearsider, for to be fetching me my battleaxe.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (mf5HN)

52 Daddy, what's a fucknugget?

/questions for which I lack answers

Posted by: Ummberto Echo at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (lh8QF)

53 Yes, Huckabee is dirt, but he has a point.

There was a woman at my lab who felt it was edgy and made a statement to say f*** in meetings. I told her supervisor that I would be up on charges if I did that in the same forum, and if he didn't stop her, I would file a complaint. He did. The cursing was bad, but it was really just the utter gratuitousness of it and the double standard applied to its use that I couldn't stand.

Regardless, what's the big deal? Huckabee was asked for a difference and he gave one. He didn't call for censorship (that I know of). It was just his opinion.

And yes, he's a complete twit.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (4nR9/)

54 I despise that huckster asshole. And he is no conservative.

Posted by: Vic at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (wlDny)

55 Huckabee is poison.
Romney is poison.
Jeb Bush is poison.
Christie is poison.

And, for the sake of Mr. Huckabee, fcuk all four of them.

Did I leave out anyone important?

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (iIzG7)

56 Oh and get off my lawn.

Posted by: mike huckabee at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (qxL5y)

57 >>Profanity has it's place but actually I tend to agree with Huckabee on this one and I curse all to much.

I don't mind if my dentists swears, I just wish he would stop asking me questions while he has his hands in my mouth.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (g1DWB)

58 43 Huckabee represents everything that is wrong about Republican party.
Posted by: YaHump at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (ZMEUf)


Not necessarily. But he's just all wrong.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (CMkNk)

59 Well, the host is a lawyer. Has he ever punctuated a legal argument, written or oral, with the f*** word? "Grant my f-ing motion, Judge, or suck my c***". Huckabee's serial killer pardon makes him a no go but his clucking about swearing means nothing.

Posted by: ejo at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (rsGj7)

60 I have no idea what The fuck Hucklebee is on about.

Posted by: Kraken at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (5+mPY)

61 I agree with Huckabuck. In a professional setting, cursing really isn't good thing. A few damns or hells are okay, but to say fuck in a business meeting? I'd be fired in a heartbeat if I did that in the company I work.
Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (/HX7u)

Yup. I don't curse in front of my patents and I damn sure don't in front of my superior Officers in any setting.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (nzKvP)

62 Actually, no, Ace. It is inappropriate for anyone to use the word "Fuck" in a professional setting. And yeah, a woman using it in public is like having nipple rings showing through her blouse or having a tramp stamp above her pubic area saying "ALL IN" with an arrow that looks like a peener pointing down. Of course, this is if she wears the usual torn tank top outfit to work. Since, you know, so many in the business world like to curse like drunken sailors.

No, Ace, that's only the gigantic fuckoff shitholes of the Northeast where people talk like they are barkers for a Tiajuana donkey show.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (scgac)

63 5 Fifth??!
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 20

Time to drink one?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (l1zOH)

64 *hands AlextheChick a battleaxe*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (+6nI6)

65 Why are we to be tortured by Huckabee? Can't he just go home and wear Beach Boys shirts like the rest of his family? Jeebus.

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at January 28, 2015 04:50 PM (oDCMR)

66 He's not wrong about the south though. I'm trying to picture my husband's cousins from GA cussing and my mind refuses to acknowledge that as a possibility in this universe.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:51 PM (MYCIw)

67 Methinks Ace is upset because this is yet another piece of nannying from Huckabee. If it were the only one we could live with it.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 28, 2015 04:51 PM (DQZLr)

68
Wait a minute.

Why is it wrong today for an adult to say out loud what's right and wrong or what's good and bad behavior?

We act like animals today because no one speaks. We are enabling society. Too enabling. Too tolerant of bad behavior. It's okay with me when someone has the balls to stand up and say hey, that's not okay to do that.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (Q66iK)

69 I'm no fan of Huckabee's, but I'm always suspicious of ellipses in quotes. I wonder if the audio is available anywhere.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (b0LbM)

70 I don't care for Huck's pollitics but don't see what he's done wrong here.

He didn't say he wanted to outlaw it, he just said it is trashy behavior.

It is. Which is beside the point.

He's free to call it trashy whether it is or not.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (1Y+hH)

71 This comment puts Huckster-bee into Bill Maher territory is all. The busted analog clock is correct twice a day. Or perhaps a squirrel in a Mississippi church has found a nut.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (+6nI6)

72 Um


There is quite a bit of swearing in the military and in legal offices. The key is to know when you shouldn't. Like in front of Grandpa Wanderer

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (SzO7n)

73 There are other bodily fluid / excrement mixtures that I haven't named yet.

Posted by: Dan Savage, Professional Anus Defiler at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (8BZ+Z)

74
It's a messaging issue. Yes, f-bombs are impolite at work and in front of women whom you don't already know are comfortable with them.

But do we want a prospective face of the party to be all Scoldy Scold?

Oh yeah, that's a winner.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (JtwS4)

75 If you cannot do that, then get the hell off the national stage and shut the fuck up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:49 PM (CMkNk

F*ck, f*ckity, f*ck.

I've been known to drop the F word with my boss. And vice versa.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (l1zOH)

76 And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Tattoos.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (4nR9/)

77
Sorry, not gonna be mad at Huckabee for wanting to clean the place up a bit. It's a good message for the kids today who are awful and need adult guidance.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (Q66iK)

78
I agree with Huckabuck. In a professional setting, cursing really isn't good thing.
Posted by: Soona



Yep. Great way to end up having to spend the afternoon in the HR Office.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (kdS6q)

79 I saw Gapes and Points open for Loggins and Messina back in the Jurassic period.

Posted by: fluffy at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (Ua6T/)

80 I'm happy Huck is working the wedge issues early in the campaign, if not him, then who?

Posted by: 13times at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (WHVu+)

81 Jordan is about to release a terrorist to ISIS AFTER Fredo release that deserter for 5 terrorists and all we care about is cursing? Fuck that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (nzKvP)

82 Is not foul language unprofessional in a professional workplace?

Oh fuck! Now it is a bad thing if a politician thinks trash language is trashy? Of all the fucking stupid shit to be concerned about. And that is fucking censorship?

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (z27Ny)

83 Read the article.

What's wrong with the Republican WarOnWoman:

Thinking it uncouth to swear in front of a lady.
That we should put them on pedestals.
Woman don't need government help controlling their sex lives.

Women and children hardest hit.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (0NdlF)

84 Slow news day?

Seriously, I am no fan of the guy, but all he did was express an opinion about cussing, he wasn't coming out for censorship.

Posted by: Paul at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (1vxz6)

85 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (M1uf/)

86
I also call bullshit on this. I have been in office settings on and off for over 30 years and have NEVER heard the F-bomb dropped in anger or in any context whatsoever.

I think most people, in professional and even interpersonal public settings are loathe to use profanity.

This is a complete straw-man.

Huckabee is way past his expiration date. Go.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (CMkNk)

87 God help us if the right is going to get into being politically correct now.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (1Y+hH)

88 Mike Huckabee doesn't have a prayer of getting the
nod. Of course, one can spend a lot of energy attacking him but what''s the point?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (DXzRD)

89 I don't think Huckabee has ever worked in the trades, somehow.

Posted by: Kraken at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (5+mPY)

90 but I do kind of agree that in a professional setting one should try
to be professional and not call everyone fucknuggets to their faces.


Depends on the profession.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (ZKzrr)

91 he wasn't coming out for censorship.
Posted by: Paul at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (1vxz6)

Well of course not, he is not a liberal on a college campus is he?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (nzKvP)

92 Huckabee is an ass wart. I'm surprised he was on FNC for so long...Oh wait


Someone should ask him about the 4 dead cops in Seattle and watch him go more pasty then he already is.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (XzRw1)

93
I mean, really, is Huckabee not allowed to have an opinion on such things? I didn't see where Huckabee said he'd outlaw vulgarity.

Stop worrying about how other people think. That's what the Left does.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (Q66iK)

94
"I don't like Huckabee, but he was answering a question about culture shock between Arkansas and the NE. "

Indeed. I'm from Arkansas. I went to school with NYers. This IS one of the culture differences. Not that people don't curse here, but it isn't the same. Also, the hugging that Ace hates? We do that.

Huckabee is a total nanny stater though. There are much better things to call him on.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (lIU4e)

95 Ummm... so?

Mike Huckabee, an Evangelical Christian who once ran with the slogan "Miracles can Happen" disapproves of cursing.

Film at ele... wait, no, it's been preempted by a video report on water being wet.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (M1uf/)

96 He's not wrong about the south though. I'm trying to picture my husband's cousins from GA cussing and my mind refuses to acknowledge that as a possibility in this universe.



Hide a hot mic at deer camp.....

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (iiLVJ)

97
So I take it Huck isn't going to like American Sniper.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (Qs8ZN)

98 32 Profanity has it's place but actually I tend to agree with Huckabee on this one and I curse all to much. Cursing is one of my faults, but one that I am not really working on. Hey what can I say.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (nzKvP)


Well cursing is a legitimate part of language but due to its power it's a like a super-hot spice which is best used in small amounts in the right kind of circumstances. But a lot of people just use it like a fucking crutch instead of getting their point across with scathing non-profanities.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 04:55 PM (pAlYe)

99 My day-boss is female, and uses "f**k" like the Smurfs use "Smurf."


'Course, day job is in construction, so...

Posted by: Just Some Guy at January 28, 2015 04:55 PM (vgIRn)

100 I don't trust Huckabee. Nosir.

Posted by: Eromero at January 28, 2015 04:55 PM (go5uR)

101 So I take it Huck isn't going to like American Sniper.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (Qs8ZN)

Saw it today. Loved it.

There was cursing in it? I did not notice

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (nzKvP)

102 76And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Tattoos.
Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (4nR9/) I've noticed you usually don't get one without the other.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (xWW96)

103 Grandpa Huck.

When we were young, we were always threatened with having our mouths washed out with a bar of soap if we continued cursing. I only saw that happen once.

Almost as bad, there was always one nun with a meter stick who was more than willing to crack your skull, knuckles, or fingers if your potty mouth got the better of you.

Posted by: Fritz at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (UzPAd)

104 Ace reads Peanuts? What is he, 50?

Posted by: dantesed at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (88xKn)

105 97
So I take it Huck isn't going to like American Sniper.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (Qs8ZN)



I went to see American Snipper. I thought it was about a mohel?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (CMkNk)

106 I've not much use for Huckabee, but certainly a good way to expedite the defining of deviancy down is to ridicule those who point out that it is happening for daring to object to it.

Posted by: Mickey at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (Xv7f/)

107 27 In the South it is a sign of disrespect to use foul language in front of a respectable woman.


Outside of the 'ettes are there any left?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (mx5oN)

108 I heard about this this morning, all I could think is well, he's out early. Good.


Though, let me perfectly clear - there is nothing that he says here that is wackadoo - a grandfatherly Southern Baptist preacher complaining about women with potty mouths in New York is not out of line.

Running for President of the US, though? Toast.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (Rx8ML)

109 Whatever. Yes. This an important national dialogue that needs to be done right now. It's vital. It's serious. This is a serious serious issue vital to our nation. Thank you grandpa wanderer.


Just don't ever wander into a military base or a judges chambers

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (SzO7n)

110
Time to make the potatoes au gratin for dinsies.

Be back when comments are nearing the 500 mark.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:56 PM (CMkNk)

111 102
76And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Tattoos.
Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (4nR9/) I've noticed you usually don't get one without the other.


I believe they come as a package deal. Boob jobs are extra.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (4nR9/)

112 I thought this was demonstrated to be a BS quote by Politico.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (08Znv)

113 Some things in this world deserve being addressed with an obscenity. For most of my life, I was actually pretty good at controlling my mouth. But some things just need to be cursed out.

I've sworn more in the last six years than in the entire previous fifty-one years of my life. The current Administration brought it out in me, and they deserve it. The SCOAMF taught me how to swear.

Well, maybe he didn't teach me, but he sure gave me practice.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (iIzG7)

114 It's rather strange that certain trashy language is forbidden here with the threat of banning, yet similar language in the workplace should not be criticized, according to ace.

Ace, how do you square that circle?

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (1Y+hH)

115 The thing with cursing is not just the image you project, but it is also a sign of intellectual laziness. We all do it to an extent.

I once had someone at work tell me I used "basically" too much. So I started paying attention. She was right.

If you use the same word over and over again in conversation, when you hear yourself, you sound like a moron. Swearing is the same way, it is odd, but we accept dropping the F bomb more than we do someone saying "like" or "You know".

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (wt/Oq)

116 A girl who will swear will chew gum, a girl who chews gum will smoke, and we all know what girls who smoke will do.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (2cS/G)

117 *ponders*

Drive to get Powerball tickets? $179.1 million cash at odds of a bajillion to one.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (+6nI6)

118
Well cursing is a legitimate part of language but due to its power it's a like a super-hot spice which is best used in small amounts in the right kind of circumstances. But a lot of people just use it like a fucking crutch instead of getting their point across with scathing non-profanities.
Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 04:55 PM (pAlYe

The F word is a great verb, adverb, noun and pronoun. It also gets the point across. As in the time my boss told me to check in on my cell phone daily while i was on vacation, I inquisitively asked him, "What are you? F*cking nuts?"

Needless to say no cell phone on vacation.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (l1zOH)

119 My day-boss is female, and uses "f**k" like the Smurfs use "Smurf."


'Course, day job is in construction,



Smurf that smurfing hammer!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (iiLVJ)

120 Ruh roh, the what are you views on buttfucking circular firing squad is starting.

Let's not get all jumpy jumpy. And let's not use politico as our rallying cry.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (q5APL)

121 76 And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Tattoos.
Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (4nR9/)

A penis.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (mx5oN)

122

btw, if something like this disqualifies a R candidate from the office that obama is currently occupying...man, you got big problems.

We better get our shit together, fast.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (Q66iK)

123 Wait a minute, isn't Ace limiting the use of f-bombs here, because of ad revenue or something? How is that different than Huckabee's comment about language in a professional setting?

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (Z+7WE)

124 I also call bullshit on this. I have been in office settings on and off
for over 30 years and have NEVER heard the F-bomb dropped in anger or
in any context whatsoever.


OTOH, I don't think there's a day goes by in my office without f-bombs.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (ZKzrr)

125 116 A girl who will swear will chew gum, a girl who chews gum will smoke, and we all know what girls who smoke will do.
Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 04:57 PM (2cS/G)

Get emphysema?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (mx5oN)

126 if he lives long enough he will be 90 also. Jist sayin'

Posted by: torabora at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (4Vj3Z)

127 I don't think Huckabee has ever worked in the trades, somehow.

Machine shops = biker bars.

And curiously, nursing units too. Back when I was married to the Daughter of Satan, she'd tell raunchier jokes than I would. And that was primarily a bunch of chicks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (0HooB)

128 Huckabee is a damn fool.

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (R5HRU)

129 If what's quoted here is all there is to this I don't see a problem. He was asked about culture shock and gave an apparently honest answer. I'm not a big fan of Huck's but I'm not upset that he found the amount of cussing in NYC shocking and distasteful.

Posted by: Anachronism at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (hONkR)

130 Huckabee?

Why are you talking about Huckabee when the entire right wing writing elite are focused like a laser on Sarah Palin?

Time to get a few licks in while the enlightened have the fever.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (9ZZd+)

131 He's still mad at Megyn, I guess.

Posted by: Kas(ktgreat) at January 28, 2015 05:00 PM (Bl4dy)

132
Seriously, I cannot believe we're heading into 2016 with the same wrongheaded loser attitudes as we did in 2008 and 2012 but we expect a different result.


Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:00 PM (Q66iK)

133 I learned many a colorful turn of phrase in the military. Everyday

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:00 PM (SzO7n)

134 Get off my lawn you whipper snappers! I just had the illegal immigrants mow it.

Posted by: Mike Huckabee at January 28, 2015 05:00 PM (WGm5T)

135 I think it's unprofessional for anyone to cuss in a business meeting.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (KuU4f)

136 One point concerning cursing. In the Bible Belt, anything more than yea, yea or nay, nay is borne of evil. Someone who gets quoted a lot said that, but it isn't a quote, more like a paraphrase.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (xWW96)

137 btw, if something like this disqualifies a R candidate from the office that obama is currently occupying...man, you got big problems.


I know what you're saying, but I doubt many here think early elimination of Huckabee is a problem.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (4nR9/)

138 Of the billions of reasons to want Huckabee off of the national stage, this has to rank near the bottom.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (nFdGS)

139 I mean, really, is Huckabee not allowed to have an opinion on such things? I didn't see where Huckabee said he'd outlaw vulgarity. Stop worrying about how other people think. That's what the Left does.
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (Q66iK)


-----------------------------------------


Thank you. As has been said upthread, he wasn't saying he'd outlaw cussing. He just gave his opinion on the differences he's noticed between Arkansas and the fucknuggets in NYC.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (/HX7u)

140 While I agree that Huckabee is a big government statist who wants to control too much of what we do with our own lives, I have to say that this is a pretty poor example of that. Here he's just saying that it is his opinion that that women should not be cursing in professional settings. Well, I happen to agree with that. Though, I don't think men should be either. Doesn't mean that I or he want to make a law about it.

Posted by: gm at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (/kBoL)

141 Mike huckabee: because the old law that was repealed in 2002 in Michigan about cursing in front of women just didn't go far enough.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (z/Ubi)

142 The thing is, somebody who claims to want to be president should be smarter about letting himself get dragged into traps like this. It's stupid

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:02 PM (SzO7n)

143 President Huckabee sounds all retarded.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 05:02 PM (XzRw1)

144 And I agree with him about F bombs in a professional setting. I agree with poster above who said also tends to be intellectual laziness and I don't think his saying so is a big deal

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 05:02 PM (DXzRD)

145 Women shouldn't be using their mouths for cursing.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 05:02 PM (mx5oN)

146 OTOH, I don't think there's a day goes by in my office without f-bombs.


Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (ZKzrr)

At my last job managerial meetings were like gab sessions with the merchant marine. But they made a point of telling us not to swear like that in front of rank and file employees because it did not "project the right image." I pointed out in a meeting how that did not make any f*cking sense and was told essentially to shut up. Still fun though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 28, 2015 05:02 PM (wt/Oq)

147 A guy yelled "F*ck" in a crowded gym at my job the other day. The precipitant emails regarding employee behavior were fun to read and parse. "Don't yell "f*ck while seated in a Baptist High School gymnasium" was not explicitly stated, though strongly implied.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 05:02 PM (2cS/G)

148 'Mike Huckabee...'

That's where I stopped reading.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 05:03 PM (bsFjT)

149 It's stupid

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:03 PM (SzO7n)

150 While I agree that Huckabee is a big government statist who wants to control too much of what we do with our own lives...

And therein hangs the tale. Huckabee is the B-side of Nanny Bloomberg.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:03 PM (iIzG7)

151 OT...fake but real fake voyage to Mars ends in fire. Please send the JEF on next mission.

Posted by: torabora at January 28, 2015 05:03 PM (4Vj3Z)

152 142
The thing is, somebody who claims to want to be president should be
smarter about letting himself get dragged into traps like this. It's
stupid

Posted by: ThunderB


I guess I don't see the trap. Who is going to advocate for the right to say f*** in professional settings?

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:03 PM (4nR9/)

153 Indeed. I'm from Arkansas. I went to school with NYers. This IS one of the culture differences. Not that people don't curse here, but it isn't the same. Also, the hugging that Ace hates? We do that.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (lIU4e)


Born and raised in GA, live in Arkansas.

We also strike up conversations with total strangers while waiting in line, and we look right at folks we're passing on the street ... we look 'em right in their damned eyes... and say hello AND smile.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 05:03 PM (Pauop)

154 Also, I'll point out that Huckabee was *asked a question.* He didn't bring this up out of the blue.

And it's not surprising that a Southern Baptist would notice a difference in his climate when going from Southern Baptist World to NYC News Office Land. And one of the differences might well be the saltiness of the language.

Am I supposed to be upset at the word "trashy?" Is that why I'm supposed to be offended? 'Cause I'm not.

I don't totally agree with him, but neither do I think he's wholly wrong here.

If we're going to bash Huckabee, can it at least be over something actually substantive?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 05:04 PM (M1uf/)

155 We are concerned with Huckabee going all prudey when the nominee for Attorney General of the United States told the Senate today that: (1) As far as she is concerned, illegals have just as much right to work as any lawful citizen; and (2) She's cool with suing an employer for discrimination if the employer decides he (or she) would rather employ someone here lawfully over one of Obama's amnestyistas.

yeesh.

Posted by: Mickey at January 28, 2015 05:04 PM (Xv7f/)

156
"I don't think Huckabee has ever worked in the trades, somehow."

@ Kraken, when I was in college we had a labor relations class and a union president for I think USAir or something came to speak. Every other word was a curse word and this guy was the union president! It was quite entertaining.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 05:04 PM (lIU4e)

157
Ace reads Peanuts? What is he, 50?
Posted by: dantesed



Well, Allahpundit helps him sound out the big words...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 05:04 PM (kdS6q)

158 Any preacher who calls out Jay-Z for being a pimp is okay with me.

And Huck knows how to eat, - boy howdy!

Posted by: Fritz at January 28, 2015 05:04 PM (UzPAd)

159 I'm in no way a fan of Huckabee, however he states an obvious point. When women use profanity they lose quickly their femininity. I too am from the "south". Perhaps we just see things with a little different perspective.

This is not the stick to beat the man with... no matter how much you detest the man. (And I do.)


Posted by: creeky at January 28, 2015 05:04 PM (W1gN3)

160 If he said women shouldn't curse because it repels potential sponsors, would that be okay?

Posted by: Chris_Balsz at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (kTWS+)

161 I don't see a problem. He was asked a question, and he answered it. Maybe NYC is different, but any business setting I was ever in profanity was not expected and rarely tolerated. and, funny thing, it was tolerted more for women.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (8MjqI)

162 I know what you're saying, but I doubt many here think early elimination of Huckabee is a problem.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:01 PM (4nR9/)


Yup.

It's pretty much a guarantee.

Which is why I can't figure out why he's wasting our time.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (/e2R7)

163 124 I also call bullshit on this. I have been in office settings on and off
for over 30 years and have NEVER heard the F-bomb dropped in anger or
in any context whatsoever.


I think this varies a lot according to corporate culture and region. I've heard the F-bomb dropped more than a few times in professional settings. But these were usually fairly extreme circumstances where a team had well and truly screwed the pooch and were justified IMO given the seriousness of the situation.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (pAlYe)

164 Well Mike won't like the new Tesla

http://thechive.com/2015/01/28/ the-new-tesla-car-has-an-insane-mode-button-go-on-video/

Posted by: DaveA at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (DL2i+)

165 Well cursing is a legitimate part of language but due to its power it's a like a super-hot spice which is best used in small amounts in the right kind of circumstances. But a lot of people just use it like a fucking crutch instead of getting their point across with scathing non-profanities.

As I age, I kind of enjoy cussing without cussing, IYKWIM. Having the grandkids around does that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (0HooB)

166 Does anyone take this clown seriously?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (0LHZx)

167 Here he's just saying that it is his opinion that that women should not be cursing in professional settings.

Easy for him to sit around oozing judgement when no one's changing one variable name in every file of every release just to fuck with his test scripts.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (ZKzrr)

168 Cussing like that in most business settings is not acceptable. I don't see any issue here.

Posted by: Just A Guy at January 28, 2015 05:05 PM (CGzAz)

169 >>"This is worse than locker-room talk," Huckabee added.

Clearly demonstrating Huckabee has never been a locker room.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 05:06 PM (g1DWB)

170 This is the trap

I'm an old fart. Young people won't vote for me. Urban people won't vote for me. Hell even military people won't vote for me. Cause I'm as old and out of it as the mint at the bottom of grandma's pocket book

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:06 PM (SzO7n)

171 Well all I know is that it is an obscenity to have al sharpton actually paid to be on a nationally syndicated news show.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 05:06 PM (nzKvP)

172 Everybody just loves a scold

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:06 PM (SzO7n)

173 Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (Z+7WE)

Right, see my 114.

Well, until MUMR screws up the numbers...

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:07 PM (1Y+hH)

174 Women shouldn't be using their mouths for cursing.
Posted by: Insomniac



Do that thing in their mouths and see what they say.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 05:07 PM (fffPd)

175
I'm gonna go with "Who really believes that Fuckabee knows diddly squat about business meetings in ANY setting???"

Lying fucker.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2015 05:07 PM (TIIx5)

176 Back in the day when I dropped the F bomb every second or third word, I still didn't do it in a professional setting.

Posted by: gm at January 28, 2015 05:07 PM (/kBoL)

177 I really don't think lack of manners is a plus in a candidate. Some here are sounding pretty silly.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:07 PM (xWW96)

178 I tend to agree that there's entirely too much profanity bandied about, and that it tends to cheapen conversation. That said, I also believe people ought to be able to speak they way they wish to.

Posted by: Null at January 28, 2015 05:07 PM (xjpRj)

179 Well, until MUMR screws up the numbers...

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:07 PM


Places, Horde, places...we're about T-15 min for MUMR.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (knoK7)

180 "... I kind of enjoy cussing without cussing, IYKWIM...

That would be be like doing a prime-time series on network teevee, and doing all the dirty words in Chinese to get past the network Standards and Practices people. We could start doing that here.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (iIzG7)

181
Lookit, like me, you were probably brought up in a Do As I Say Not As I Do household.

The ideal is no vulgarity. If you can't admit this, you're a barbarian.

We all cuss without good cause. Teaching our young ones not to cuss, however, is always the right thing to do because it makes for a more genteel society, for which is something a thriving civilization always strives.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (Q66iK)

182 Actually, Al Sharpton having his own TV show is a crime against humanity.

Posted by: dantesed at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (88xKn)

183 170
This is the trap



I'm an old fart. Young people won't vote for me. Urban people
won't vote for me. Hell even military people won't vote for me. Cause
I'm as old and out of it as the mint at the bottom of grandma's pocket
book


And you think they would have voted for Huckabee, but for his position on cursing?

No, the truly ironic and edgy types will vote for him because it's so unexpected; almost as unexpected as a bowling shirt and porkpie hat.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (4nR9/)

184 Frankly I see this as a bit of pandering kiss ass garbage on Huckabee's part as well. I realize he is on an Iowa radio show but they are asking him about the culture shock from moving from Arkansas to New York. Iowa does not enter into that unless you want to flatter them as being so much more polite and proper than those crude New Yorkers.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (z/Ubi)

185 There's "business settings" and then there's "Business" settings. I would never swear in a formal meeting. But you can cut through a lot of inter-cubicle BS with a quick "fuck that, we're moving on, I'll deal with it".

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (2cS/G)

186 I was raised in the north. I really appreciate southern manners. Wish they came automatically for me.
Then again, I would be eaten alive in New York City.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (TPjwz)

187 In real life, I curse much, much less around women than I do men. And I don't enjoy it when women curse a lot, but I don't mind when my guy friends do. I curse about 1000x more online than I do in actual convsersation with the mouth-tweeting.

If I meet a woman who curses a lot ... I actually do find her kinda trashy. I have a double standard with cursing men vs cursing women. And I'm pretty cool with that.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (ZPrif)

188 I tell my boys, 8 and 12, that cursing is just admitting to the world that you have a weak vocabulary.

Seems to be working so far.

Posted by: Radeaminit at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (Xv7f/)

189 We also wore an onion on our belt, which was the style at the time.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (evdj2)

190 I'm pretty sure the senior execs of Wal-Mart, ie a company from Arkansas, swear like a mother fucker as well.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (0LHZx)

191
Teh Ewok posting about cursing?

IT'S A FUCKING TRAP!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (TIIx5)

192 Cussing flows freely like water on military bases, legal offices, wall street, aviation, shipping, trucking, construction, transportation. Not every job is an office job

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (SzO7n)

193 Could Social Conservatives at least concede that people like Huckabee might hurt the conservative brand, even after they're defeated in the primary?

I mean, if you had Al Sharpton type Democrats constantly running and getting airtime saying crazy things, eventually people start associating the Democrat Party with these types of candidates.

It's not that I have a problem with these views, I probably agree with most of them, the difference is Huckabee is not a televangelist. he's running as President of the United States and selling this as "conservatism".

Unfortunately, too many people associate conservative political ideology with extreme religious views and how they are inserted into public policy.

Posted by: McAdams at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (MZF/o)

194 Iowa Buffet Table hardest hit.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (bsFjT)

195 I would be eaten alive in New York City.
Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (TPjwz)

Well only in certain parts of NYC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (nzKvP)

196 What the fcuk is this guy talking about?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (LA7Cm)

197 >>>Tell me more about what you remember of the Techno-City, Grandpa Wanderer.

-

I think this is more the point Ace was trying to make. Huckabee is soooooper out of touch. "Jeepers, did y'all know that ladies can make a cuss?"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (VAsIq)

198 The circular firing squad is in full force.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (+6nI6)

199 184
Frankly I see this as a bit of pandering kiss ass garbage on Huckabee's
part as well. I realize he is on an Iowa radio show but they are asking
him about the culture shock from moving from Arkansas to New York. Iowa
does not enter into that unless you want to flatter them as being so
much more polite and proper than those crude New Yorkers.


He could have mentioned the see-ment pond.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (4nR9/)

200 I don't see how these comments by Huckster really affect anyone unless you think he will be elected President (there Obama sits), you will be serving on his staff, and you will, therefore, have to control your cursing.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (z27Ny)

201 Huckabee is a two time loser. Big government bleeding heart progressive and a church lady busybody snoop.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (XUKZU)

202 I don't cuss in real life (for the most part) because I am a lady.

I do cuss on here, because fuck Obama.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (MYCIw)

203 almost as unexpected as a bowling shirt and porkpie hat.

So he's going for the ironic vote?

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (TPjwz)

204
in a professional setting one should try to be professional and not call everyone fucknuggets to their faces.
Posted by: alexthechick



I don't think I've ever gone beyond damn in a professional setting, and I can count on the fingers of one hand* the number of times I've slipped and used something stronger in front of others socially since becoming an adult.

Also I can't help but flinch when a woman uses a big bad around me. Charmingly old fashioned I guess.

*7 - tragic birth defect

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (kdS6q)

205 Bless Huck's heart. I'm sure it was a culture shock to have women cursing to prove they are equal rather than using shock face or something to encourage better manners from co-workers.

But calling it trashy just lost him all kinds of P/R ground --or it would have if he had any ground to lose which I doubt.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (dkExz)

206 He could have mentioned the see-ment pond.

Those long handled pot-passers are pretty cool though.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (evdj2)

207 That would be be like doing a prime-time series on network teevee, and doing all the dirty words in Chinese to get past the network Standards and Practices people. We could start doing that here.
Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (iIzG7)


Actually Spanish profanities seem to be blind spot for the FCC so I've heard DJs drop in the Spanish equivalent for certain words without a peep from management or the feds.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (pAlYe)

208 Alanis Morrisette has the Ironic vote locked up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (+6nI6)

209 "... Well only in certain parts of NYC..."

Like Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca... there are some parts of New York the Third Reich would be smarter to not invade.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (iIzG7)

210 202 I don't cuss in real life (for the most part) because I am a lady.

I do cuss on here, because fuck Obama.
Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (MYCIw)

*swoon*

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (mx5oN)

211 Ah shit...I am absolutely not going to be cornered into defending Huckadoodle...

types

deletes

types

deletes

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (/4AZU)

212 I think Huck would me a middling POTUS at best, yet still about 10 times better than the dumbass sitting there now. Think about it.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (xWW96)

213 Let's sit around the fire and tell tales of when we met the Amazon wymen who rain down profanity upon the ears of the select

Posted by: MikeH at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (4OZqu)

214 That would be be like doing a prime-time series on network teevee, and doing all the dirty words in Chinese to get past the network Standards and Practices people. We could start doing that here.

Heh, reference received and understood.

The phrase, "mewling quim" springs to mind. Antique cuss words are teh bomb.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (0HooB)

215 207 That would be be like doing a prime-time series on network teevee, and doing all the dirty words in Chinese to get past the network Standards and Practices people. We could start doing that here.
Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (iIzG7)

Actually Spanish profanities seem to be blind spot for the FCC so I've heard DJs drop in the Spanish equivalent for certain words without a peep from management or the feds.
Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (pAlYe)

Chingador de madres!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 05:13 PM (mx5oN)

216 "Seriously, I cannot believe we're heading into 2016 with the same
wrongheaded loser attitudes as we did in 2008 and 2012 but we expect a
different result."

Huckabee might be, but I think most voters have moved on.

He shares Santorum's fatal flaw - I'm not saying it's universal to So Cons, just these two poster boy not-so-hardy perennial candidates: he can't seem to resist the red cape on low-priority shit. The media matodors these guys into some tangential discussion on profanity or bestiality every damned time. They know it's going to happen, but they just have to say something instead of having some pat blow-off response and moving on to stating their talking points and message.

There are a million things I don't like about today's culture, politics, etc.. I'm not running for office. Nevertheless, I can get through two minutes of speaking on a topic without being drawn into the high weeds by off-topic efforts by my interlocutor - especially when I know everyone holding a microphone considers it their sacred duty to American Progress to make me sound like an ass-clown.
Christ,. NFL players do a better job than these guys.

Why can't Huckabee respond to "What's different in AK and NY?" with something like "things are a lot more expensive here. Your taxes are ridiculous."
Isn't his big priority tax reform?

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:13 PM (QKIQb)

217 I resent Huckabee. All conservatives get branded as thinking like him. He's a drag. He should go away but it's the only way he knows how to make a living.

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:13 PM (SzO7n)

218 4 Posted by: fluffy moderately trashy at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (Ua6T/)

He's making an observation by my reading.

Not declaiming to the United Nations about American speaking habits on the dude their self-declared mortal enemy brays to.


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:13 PM (/4AZU)

219 Look, Huckabee sucks, but he's dead right on this. Common decency is an inestimably valuable concept.

I curse a lot more than I wish I did, but you guys on the pro-"f***" side are turned around here.

Posted by: DrZin at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (ff+FM)

220 This is kinda funny in light of the time Ace asked for toning down the language on the blog.

What was the reasoning again?

And I h8 huckabees.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (1DiJX)

221
now let's talk about petticoats

for or against?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (Q66iK)

222 Everybody just loves a scold

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:06 PM (SzO7n)

It didn't seem to hurt Obama's campaigns. Or did you miss all the "I don't think we can set our thermostats to 72 all the time" and "Barack's not gonna let you backslide" stuff?

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (nFdGS)

223 I'm an engineer commercial and defense about 30 years so my perspective may be unique but:

I've had managers engage in a f-bomb laden soliloquies with other managers regarding insane schedule and where they could be shoved.

I've had an outside contractor throw a milspec book across the table and threaten us with bodily harm if we changed test criteria.

I've had Generals (not US, foreign) threaten that if he was executed for signing off on bad data he would come back from the grave and ghost-fck all of us.

And these were all friendly meetings. It can get a lot worse.

Posted by: bananaDream at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (vLk7c)

224 When I was in college, I spend a couple of summers working on a unionized loading dock on the south side of Chicago. My co-workers were Teamsters. Big. Tough. Lots of WWII and Korea vets. A lot of those guys never finished high school and some were even grade school drop outs.

Now I work in a hospital. The nurses swear more than the Teamsters ever did and say things that would have made the Teamsters blush.

Posted by: Randy at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (Xv7f/)

225 193 Could Social Conservatives at least concede that people like Huckabee might hurt the conservative brand, even after they're defeated in the primary?


We don't exist for your marketing purposes, or to perpetuate the general Conservative failure to do an ounce of conservative policy for the past ... century?

I want a reactionary party. There's a lot of rolling back to do. Progress is a lie.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (0NdlF)

226 217 I resent Huckabee. All conservatives get branded as thinking like him. He's a drag. He should go away but it's the only way he knows how to make a living.
Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:13 PM (SzO7n)

I was a male stripper for a while but the g-string could not contain my awesomeness

Posted by: Huckabee at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (4OZqu)

227 Petticoats?


Against.

As much as possible.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 28, 2015 05:15 PM (TPjwz)

228 The nerve of him to call unprofessional behavior unprofessional and not call for Comprehensive Swearing Reform!

...I'm sorry, let me work this outrage level up mathematically: nothing times the nothing root of nothing, multiplied by nothing raised to the power of Avogadro's constant, added to the inverse sine of nothing...oh yeah, nothing.

Hucksterbee's about as useful to any of us as a tattered screen door on a submersible spacecraft, but yeah, this ain't even budging my give-a-frakometer.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 05:15 PM (DT3rQ)

229 This kind of argument, you know, it's so fucked up. What the fuck is the matter with this asshole that he thinks there's something fucked up about swearing. I mean, it's fucking beautiful, isn't it? Liberals are going to fuck us over if we don't talk like them, so we should just fucking cut the shit and tell Huckabee to shut the fuck up, or he's gonna give conservatives a fucking bad name.

Posted by: debiesam at January 28, 2015 05:15 PM (ifahm)

230 204 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (kdS6q)


and there are layers of comity and manners within pro settings....

It is one thing on a ramp with DC-8s demanding you top off their cargo space in 840 seconds to drop a well placed F bomb....

another to say to your line supervisser well "damn" I need more flow...

and quite another to say to the Module manager or his layer of command above...

"we need new fucking scanners"

One of those requires some tact and respect the other less and the other none.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (/4AZU)

231

what's the top piece that's like a sleeveless straightjacket called?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (Q66iK)

232 a fucking crutch

I'm thinking Superbowl Viagra Commercial.

Posted by: DaveA at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (DL2i+)

233 Why can't Huckabee respond to "What's different in AK and NY?" with
something like "things are a lot more expensive here. Your taxes are
ridiculous."


Same reason Mooch couldn't just read books to schoolkids instead of bullying them about what they eat.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (ZKzrr)

234 Question for the Horde... and stylebook...

Metric Fuckton...

Cursing? or unit of Measure? or.... both?

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (qh617)

235 >>>>
Actually Spanish profanities seem to be blind spot for the FCC so I've heard DJs drop in the Spanish equivalent for certain words without a peep from management or the feds.
----

English profanity gets a pass on Spanish networks. I was watching a telenovella (I know, like, 20 words in Spanish, but damn those shows are funny) and one of the characters had a t-shirt that said "fcku you".

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (VAsIq)

236 THIS is how Schmuckabee chooses to use his brief moment of attention: Focusing on the important issue of foul language in the American work place.

Goddammit.

This is NOT the image that Republican presidential candidates need to be projecting. Timorous church ladies worried about swears.
If you can't see why this is not a good look then you should stop wasting your time and other peoples' money and not run for President.

Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (WWgnZ)

237 he would come back from the grave and ghost-fck all of us.

And these were all friendly meetings. It can get a lot worse.
Posted by: bananaDream at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (vLk7c)

tell me more about this ghost-f**kin'

Posted by: JF**kingK at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (4OZqu)

238 Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (nFdGS)

By Obama is COOL;/sarc Why he probably says "F**** a lot at meetings-when he goes to them. We know he uses the miiddle finger against people he doesn't like, Can't you just see Obama doing that if you happened to not kiss up enough?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (DXzRD)

239 >>"This is worse than locker-room talk," Huckabee added.



Clearly demonstrating Huckabee has never been a locker room.

Posted by: JackStraw

I'm sure he has been in one when he was a kid. He just never made it more that 5 minutes before he ran out crying with a jock strap on his head and red snapped towel marks on his ass.

Posted by: Aviator at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (3rrMW)

240 And even if he's right and nobody in Arkansas swears and everyone in NYC does nothing but swear...so what? As president what's he going to do, ban swearing...along with Beyonce songs?

It's just such nonsense, all of it. His entire campaign might as well be funded by Hillary since every time he opens his mouth, she gets a few extra votes.

And he's just Act 1. Santorum is warming up to spew his bullshit.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:16 PM (0LHZx)

241
That would be be like doing a prime-time series on network teevee, and doing all the dirty words in Chinese to get past the network Standards and Practices people. We could start doing that here.
Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (iIzG7)

Actually Spanish profanities seem to be blind spot for the FCC so I've heard DJs drop in the Spanish equivalent for certain words without a peep from management or the feds.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (pAlYe)








That's why Rounders is a favorite movie, even though it stars noted twatwaffles Norton and Damon. The TV cut of the film mutes out all the fucks but leaves in John Malkovich screaming "yob tvoyoe maht".

Which of course, as any reader of Tom Clancy knows is Russian for "fuck your mother".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2015 05:17 PM (TIIx5)

242 *tries to imagine no cussing in the motor pool*

hah...ahahahahah...

right.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:17 PM (OsWis)

243 "Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (0NdlF)"

A-huckin-ffirmative.

Posted by: Chris_Balsz at January 28, 2015 05:17 PM (kTWS+)

244
221
now let's talk about petticoats

for or against?
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (Q66iK)

Like this one?
http://tinyurl.com/nfrtagu

For. Very much for.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 05:17 PM (mx5oN)

245 "I also call bullshit on this. I have been in office settings on and off for over 30 years and have NEVER heard the F-bomb dropped in anger or in any context whatsoever."


Oh boy I have. Saw guy get torn a new asshole by a suited higher one time. Lots four letter words. An old Director told his salespeople in a meeting one that they couldn't afford to "fcuk around" anymore.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 05:17 PM (LA7Cm)

246 225 Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 05:14 PM (0NdlF)

I'll cave on the planks of my limited SoConhood the SECOND my primarily FiCon brethren who slag SoCons show me they are serious about rolling back not simply the budget but the scope of leviathan AT ALL.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:18 PM (/4AZU)

247 By all means. He isn't running for president. He just being Miss Manners. Let's cling to him

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:18 PM (SzO7n)

248 242 Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:17 PM (OsWis)

Now imagine going to a meeting of O-6 and aboves as a sub E-9 or O-6 and being the first to lob an F bomb...

get me?

"levels of decorum"

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:19 PM (/4AZU)

249 "My old man worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master..."

Posted by: Ralphie at January 28, 2015 05:19 PM (Xv7f/)

250 By Obama is COOL;/sarc Why he probably says "F**** a lot at
meetings-when he goes to them. We know he uses the miiddle finger
against people he doesn't like, Can't you just see Obama doing that if
you happened to not kiss up enough?


I know I think more highly of him for such sophisticated, complex behavior. Chewing gum is downright 10th-dimensional. What is going on in that post-singularity brain?

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:19 PM (4nR9/)

251 "Metric Fuckton...

Cursing? or unit of Measure? or.... both?"



Colorful measurement.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 05:19 PM (LA7Cm)

252 Lauren,

I really wish I could say I don't cuss in public...

Well, not really...

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:19 PM (OsWis)

253 SO we can say cockholster now?

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 05:19 PM (Rx8ML)

254 "A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a

base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,

hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a

lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,

glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue;

one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a

bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but

the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar,

and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I

will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest

the least syllable of thy addition."

"Mewling quim" could have been right outta Shakespeare. He knew how to tear a guy without ever having to sweat the censors.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:20 PM (iIzG7)

255 The worldneeds guys like Huckabee. How else are we supposed to know which lawns are not to be gotten on.

Posted by: Walt Kowalski at January 28, 2015 05:20 PM (4KOF2)

256 "I also call bullshit on this. I have been in office settings on and off for over 30 years and have NEVER heard the F-bomb dropped in anger or in any context whatsoever."

_______

Where did you work? Serious question.

I had a guy interview me once who threw out f-bombs left right and center when describing how fucking amazing it is working here.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:20 PM (0LHZx)

257 >>I curse a lot more than I wish I did, but you guys on the pro-"f***" side are turned around here.

I don't see it as pro-swearing so much as revulsion towards Huck's well known love of scolding. I don't want that from anyone other than my mother, certainly not my president.

Plus, Huck is lying and pandering, something he's also very good at. I've been in many meetings in the northeast and NYC in particular and the idea that people sit around dropping f-bombs and its worse than a locker room is absurd. NYers and north easterners in general may be more direct than southerns but we also know damn well what "bless your heart" really means.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 05:20 PM (g1DWB)

258 My mom and dad had me running to the nearest dictionary with some of the things I heard coming out of their mouths growing up...

They're the standard I always aim for.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:20 PM (OsWis)

259
A corset.

Corsets.

For or Against?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:20 PM (Q66iK)

260 Private citizen Huckabee has a point


He said this in Iowa. He there for the mineral springs? The down hill skiing?


Allegedly conservative candidate Huckabee needs a big tall glass of shut the fuck up

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (SzO7n)

261 Oh boy I have. Saw guy get torn a new asshole by a suited higher one
time. Lots four letter words. An old Director told his salespeople in a
meeting one that they couldn't afford to "fcuk around" anymore.


That was just a genital display. See, I'm so powerful I can't be constrained by the limits on your behavior. Is my penis not massive?

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (4nR9/)

262 I think profanity and sleaze in a professional setting is okay
Then again the only professional setting I find myself in are strip bars

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (TDATv)

263 That's some-a spicy a-content.

Posted by: Alka Seltzer '78 at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (yn6XZ)

264 He's not wrong, but we've also got a lot more problems, and more serious ones, than this going on.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (oFCZn)

265 I don't see a problem. He was asked a question, and he answered it.

Posted by: bergerbilder


Maybe because a politician isn't required to provide an answer for every question asked, and, further, the campaign trail and government office are the wrong venues for trying to change social mores.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (Zi7PZ)

266 For me?

Anyone who self identifies, as a Reverend, when either speaking about politics for a living (pundit) or who is running for office... is not someone I will support or vote for.

Because they are trying to use the respect we have for that profession, OUTSIDE of that professions boundaries.

Its like using General for some retired Geezer in a business meeting... accurate in proper circumstances... but does not really matter in that setting...

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (qh617)

267 "Everybody just loves a scold"

#222 "It didn't seem to hurt Obama's campaigns. Or did you miss all the "I don't think we can set our thermostats to 72 all the time" and "Barack's not gonna let you backslide" stuff?"

It was assumed He wasn't scolding the people who were voting for Him! He certainly doesn't apply those rules to Himself. Backsliding thermostat abusing hypocrite that he is.

Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:22 PM (WWgnZ)

268 Huckabee's campaign manager is here.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:22 PM (1Y+hH)

269 "Well, not really..."

I will admit to cussing, loudly, when I dropped my sweet leaf tea on the ground outside the gas station because I was trying to juggle 5 things and the bleeping city of Austin wouldn't give me a bleeping bag to carry them.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 05:22 PM (MYCIw)

270 "Metric Fuckton...

Cursing? or unit of Measure? or.... both?"



Colorful measurement.



It's the European equivalent of our "shitload."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 05:22 PM (0HooB)

271 I would like to know who actually watched his FNC show? Obviously someone was watching it since it was on for years.

'rons fess up.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 05:23 PM (XzRw1)

272
I once had a boss express his amazement by saying, "Sweet tap dancing Jesus! How could you do something so stupid?"

Huck probably counts that. We just thought it was hilarious.

Posted by: Ted at January 28, 2015 05:23 PM (Xv7f/)

273 271,

One of many reasons I avoid Austin.

My condolences.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:23 PM (OsWis)

274 but you guys on the pro-"f***" side are turned around here.

I can't decide if you guys clutching your pearls about "ladies losing their femininity/people who cuss at work should all be fired!!" are really that obtuse or deliberating missing ace's point because it's more fun to wax nostalgic about them good ol' days than to say, "Yeah, this thing where high-conservatives are all priggish scolds about trivialities isn't really necessary, is it?"

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 05:23 PM (ZKzrr)

275 Law ruined me for normal workplaces in terms of office profanity.

Then again, it also ruined me for the priesthood or anything that requires a criminal background check.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (QKIQb)

276 269
Huckabee's campaign manager is here.

Then I fart in his/her general direction.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (XzRw1)

277 And when I had to put on my The Chief hat....
Trust me, I could take profanity to weapons grade piss your pants level

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (TDATv)

278 Whale Bone Corsets?

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (bsFjT)

279
I'd like to see women wear bonnets again. Like the one Caroline Ingalls and the girls wore on Little House.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (Q66iK)

280
From the sidebar:

"If we could replace Saturn's rings with the rings around J1407, they would be easily visible at night and be many times larger than the full moon...."

Well let's fucking do it then.

Yes, that was gratuitous.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (TPjwz)

281 Whenever someone says "the South", it means their world revolves around New Yok.

Its called "the East"

Posted by: tooltip at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (sME5z)

282 Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:20 PM (iIzG7)

That was beautiful, man. *sniff*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 05:24 PM (0HooB)

283 I can't decide if you guys clutching your pearls about "ladies losing
their femininity/people who cuss at work should all be fired!!" are
really that obtuse or deliberating missing ace's point because it's more
fun to wax nostalgic about them good ol' days than to say, "Yeah, this
thing where high-conservatives are all priggish scolds about
trivialities isn't really necessary, is it?"


Funny, I haven't seen a lot of pearls clutched here, just preferences expressed.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (4nR9/)

284 121 76 And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Tattoos.
Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (4nR9/)

A penis.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (mx5oN)



A penis? Coming out of her mouth?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (CMkNk)

285 That would be be like doing a prime-time series on network teevee, and doing all the dirty words in Chinese to get past the network Standards and Practices people. We could start doing that here.
Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:08 PM (iIzG7)

Actually Spanish profanities seem to be blind spot for the FCC so I've heard DJs drop in the Spanish equivalent for certain words without a peep from management or the feds.
Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 05:12 PM (pAlYe)

Chingador de madres!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 05:13 PM (mx5oN)







Metete la lengua en el culo!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (TIIx5)

286 268 Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:22 PM (WWgnZ)

I particularly like the theological lecturing from a guy who seems to have his foot in three to five spiritual camps...

1) I am christian (Jerry Wright)

2) Ok I am not a Jerry Wright Christian I had no idea what he was saying for 230 f***ing years

3) I am a Mullah This is what Islam is

4) I am really an atheist

5) I am the Nati-Christ after all why ain't y'all worshipping ME

//I'm Barry bronko Bama Soetoro and I scold this message

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (/4AZU)

287 Navy brat, army soldier, now a DV. Yeah, I come by it naturally.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (OsWis)

288 Heh. AOSHQ's Five o'clock Charlie.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (1Y+hH)

289 226. ...Maybe because a politician isn't required to provide an answer for every question asked...

===
Senator, I look forward to speaking with you about that more [after you've already confirmed me and I don't have to give a fuck what you think...]

Posted by: Loretta Lynch at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (Xv7f/)

290 It's almost as if Salem Communications sent out a memo to Relevant Bloggers asking them to start narrowing the GOP field this week.

Posted by: Chris_Balsz at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (kTWS+)

291 The first thing I did when I took over my current position was rid of everyone that yelled, cursed, or gossiped. They're bad apples, and they fuck everything up.


I was able to rehab a couple, but most just left when they saw I was serious.

Posted by: Like A Boss at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (yn6XZ)

292 Sorry, but I don't see a problem with Huckabee in this instance.

And just because he didn't appreciate the use of the f-bombs in a professional setting doesn't mean he's going to try to ban it.

Yeah, he's an easy target, but geez louise.....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 28, 2015 05:26 PM (wtvvX)

293 Huckabee isn't my guy, at all, but he represents a good chunk of the country and nothing he said was especially objectionable. On average, men cuss more in real life.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 28, 2015 05:26 PM (ZPrif)

294 "I'd like to see women wear bonnets again. Like the one Caroline Ingalls and the girls wore on Little House."

And nothing else. It's a kink of mine.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:26 PM (QKIQb)

295 Don't ever forget, the signal "Charlie Foxtrot" was invented by a clever radioman who needed to accurately communicate the situation on the ground without upsetting the 2nd Lt. standing behind him.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:26 PM (iIzG7)

296 195 I would be eaten alive in New York City.
Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 28, 2015 05:09 PM (TPjwz)

Well only in certain parts of NYC
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 05:10 PM (nzKvP)


**sharpens the butcher knife**


"Suddenly Seymour . . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:27 PM (CMkNk)

297
This is a more interesting article than Sullivan quitting blogging or Huck's views on cussing. The Greeks have the noose tied and just kicked the stool.
http://tinyurl.com/nh6p3ln

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:27 PM (xWW96)

298
Boob bonnets.

I just invented them.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:27 PM (Q66iK)

299 284 121 76 And nothing ruins a beautiful woman more than curse words coming out of her mouth.

Tattoos.
Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (4nR9/)

A penis.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:58 PM (mx5oN)



A penis? Coming out of her mouth?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:25 PM (CMkNk)

Only in hentai.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 05:27 PM (mx5oN)

300 "I'd like to see women wear bonnets again. Like the one Caroline Ingalls and the girls wore on Little House."

And nothing else. It's a kink of mine.


Please tell me bison aren't involved.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:28 PM (4nR9/)

301 296 Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:26 PM (iIzG7)

and that Blue Falcon is jargon for something else entirely

but yeah...."pro" setting is fluid...

Operation Raging Clusterfuck was something my Colonel once said in anger....

I don't get to tell the Colonel "hey sir this is a raging clusterfuck"

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:28 PM (/4AZU)

302
little hats for boobs, for those of you in Rio Linda

classy, I think, ya?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:28 PM (Q66iK)

303 Anything I might add has been covered; special kudos to Maet's remark on proper use of cusswords.

I have no use for Huckabee whatsoever, but Ace's article struck me as funny. Was Ace putting us on?

I wonder if you took the folks who, like me, think what Huckabee was quoted as saying, per se, is true and ordinary and straight out of my grandfather's rulebook and most of my neighbors would agree with him about business decorum, contrasted with those who, like Ace, pull their hair and think a Christian Theocracy is imminent because Huck noted this - would the two groups show a distinct regional disparity? But what do I know? I'm an old phart and still hold the door for the ladies.

But, the biggest problem is, children who never learned how to wield a cussword. Fortunately, I was taught while young, by a large rock thrown by my step-brother landing on my skull. Released my inner sailor. Said words I didn't even know I knew.

Posted by: mindful webworker - has a f'ing opinion at January 28, 2015 05:28 PM (WyqH5)

304 I see it's computer play time in the Psychiatric ward.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:29 PM (xWW96)

305 294 Huckabee isn't my guy, at all, but he represents a good chunk of the country and nothing he said was especially objectionable. On average, men cuss more in real life.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 28, 2015 05:26 PM (ZPrif)


It's not what he said that's the issue. The issue is why did he even say anything about it?! Yeah, I know he was asked a question, but the proper response is,

"y'know Mr. MFM propagandist, the country is about to go belly up as a result of big government gone mad while the world is experiencing the opening salvos of World War 3 while Democrats have destroyed our ability to both defend our borders and project power to protect our allies and our interests. Let's discuss THAT!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:29 PM (CMkNk)

306 I don't disagree with him. That being said, Huckabee is a progressive. And progressives like to turn their opinions on matters into the law for the rest of us. That I don't agree with. Never been a Huckabee fan, even though I'm a devout Christian. I don't judge his heart, but I will judge his actions, and his actions have not impressed me on any level. Especially as regards his being elected President.

Posted by: PBJ5959 at January 28, 2015 05:29 PM (r1du+)

307 The Huck is absolutely right in saying that swearing is unprofessional in most offices and one must tailor ones's language to the occasion.

It is for this reason that I work exclusively with military and ex-military behind multiple cipher locks, so that we can let our F-reak flags fly and rend flesh from bone with our profanity.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:29 PM (KH1sk)

308 #268 "Family values are worth fighting for. Especially as ideals people should voluntarily aspire to internalize and exemplify."

Of course they are. But (1) family values are subjective, and (2) you can't impose mandatory family values so why even bring it up? It allows the other side to fantasize that we're the preacher daddy in Footloose and all they want to do is dance, man.

Focus on what can be accomplished, rolling back the progressive tide and jump starting the economy.

Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (WWgnZ)

309 This is a more interesting article than Sullivan quitting blogging or
Huck's views on cussing. The Greeks have the noose tied and just kicked
the stool.


Not very helpful unless you're one of the small minority with a WSJ subscription.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (4nR9/)

310 >>Don't ever forget, the signal "Charlie Foxtrot" was invented by a clever radioman who needed to accurately communicate the situation on the ground without upsetting the 2nd Lt. standing behind him.

Lets not forget SNAFU and FUBAR.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (g1DWB)

311 20 Eh, it IS trashy and unprofessional.

I swear like a sailor in many situations, but certainly not at work.

They didn't ask him if his first act as President would be to make it a felony to drop F Bombs, they asked him about culture shock.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 04:45 PM (Pauop)


Fuckin' A.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (AFsCH)

312 Huckabee himself is not relevant to the discussion.

Ace's implication is that Huckabee wants to run people's lives.

Maybe he does, but the example used is poor.

Huckabee is old-fashioned, big whoop.

And remember, don't use the 'c' word around here.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (1Y+hH)

313 308,

Afuckingmen!

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (OsWis)

314 I see it's computer play time in the Psychiatric ward.

It almost makes sense today. It must not have spit out its meds like it usually does.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (0HooB)

315 303
little hats for boobs, for those of you in Rio Linda

classy, I think, ya?
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:28 PM (Q66iK)


Nipple yarmulkes? I like them. I also like the Glynnis O'Connor circa 1976 crocheted bikini.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (CMkNk)

316 If a serious Presidential candidate was making a plank of his platform appropriate use of language in private settings, I'd have a serious problem with it.

Fortunately, this is neither making it a platform plank, nor a serious Presidential candidate.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (DT3rQ)

317 He was pandering to the Iowa caucus

Moses he is not

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (SzO7n)

318
Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (WWgnZ)

You are feeding the insane troll posse.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (xWW96)

319 Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:30 PM (1Y+hH)

Well said.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 05:31 PM (DXzRD)

320 I don't like the guy, but he has a point. cursing should be saved for special occasions...otherwise what the fcuk do you say when you're pissed?

Posted by: azjaeger at January 28, 2015 05:31 PM (shjK3)

321 "Please tell me bison aren't involved."

I think "Bi-son" is in development at Fox for the 2016 Fall season. NTTAWWT.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:31 PM (QKIQb)

322
271 I would like to know who actually watched his FNC show? Obviously someone was watching it since it was on for years.

'rons fess up.



Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 05:23 PM (XzRw1)


I watch Cavuto most evenings....

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 28, 2015 05:31 PM (qh617)

323 Hrm. Just got called by Tim from Compeeeter Support.

NOT SHADY AT ALL.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 05:31 PM (0NdlF)

324 Lets not forget SNAFU and FUBAR.


How about STFU?

Posted by: Your Betters at January 28, 2015 05:31 PM (yn6XZ)

325 He was pandering to the Iowa caucus

__________

Which is exactly why Iowa shouldn't be first. You get the Huckabees and Santorums of the world getting 35% of the vote.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (0LHZx)

326
Every time Huck opens his mouth, I think to myself:

"What? They can't lump us in with that fuckin' Martian."

And then I turn on the news...

Posted by: Arcot Ramathorn at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (4KOF2)

327 Lets not forget SNAFU and FUBAR.
---
And the most blessed of all....FIGMO.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (KH1sk)

328 322 "Please tell me bison aren't involved."

I think "Bi-son" is in development at Fox for the 2016 Fall season. NTTAWWT.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:31 PM (QKIQb)


Bi Son in Buff. Aloe?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (CMkNk)

329 This is not, sorry to say, what I call an example of "Ace Awesomeness." Rather disappointing.


I'm not a fan of Huckabee, and there's probably about 100 million people I'd rather see in the Oval Office. I like to think he has no serious chance in the race. The church lady generation is dying off.


That being said, he's not advocating anybody censoring anybody - he's just offering a personal opinion, and he's RIGHT. In the Peanuts cartoon cited, Lucy is using FORCE to push her point. Huckabee is not only doing no such thing, but he is no way advocating such a thing.


It would diminish my world to see Ace turn into one of those types that throws out stupid strawmen at people he hates. "All is forgiven", but you're totally better than this man!!

Posted by: Optimizer at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (/q6+P)

330 Huckabee shouldn't be telling people what to do.
We should send him letters to lose 150 pounds!

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (sj3Ax)

331 "little hats for boobs, for those of you in Rio Linda..."

Like possum-fur nipple warmers? That's one thing I've seen more of in Arkansas.than NY, you betcha.


Posted by: Reverend Huck - Leading them To Sin Before We Save Them at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (QKIQb)

332 328 And the most blessed of all....FIGMO.
Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (KH1sk)


FIGMO? Definition please?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (CMkNk)

333 326
He was pandering to the Iowa caucus


Which is exactly why Iowa shouldn't be first. You get the Huckabees and Santorums of the world getting 35% of the vote.


Agreed. Plus think of the savings on EtOH subsidies.

Posted by: pep at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (4nR9/)

334 330 Posted by: Optimizer at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (/q6+P)

My read as well, and I am probably the last person to be called a Huckabuck fan...


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (/4AZU)

335 the campaign trail and government office are the wrong venues for trying to change social mores.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2015 05:21 PM (Zi7PZ)


Well the governmenbt has changed social mores for the worse (e.g.70% oow birth rate for blacks.) They should not hols any responsibity for correcting their damage?

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (8MjqI)

336 now let's talk about petticoats
for or against?
Posted by: Soothsayer



Assless?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (6mEfr)

337 Fuck it, got my orders.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (OsWis)

338
I can't decide if you guys clutching your pearls about "ladies losing their femininity/people who cuss at work should all be fired!!" are really that obtuse
Posted by: HR needs donuts



Pretty sure my personal actions are my responsibility, so if I decide to be the gentleman in the room, so be it. Not a bad way to go thru life.

As for women cursing in public, again personal preference about who I hang with. From my experience, after a while women tends to tone it down around me, just from social norming, just like I might not bring up politics around a woman I know is liberal.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (kdS6q)

339 Now sit still, MUMR. I promise, this won't hurt a bit.

Posted by: Nurse Ratched at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (8ZskC)

340
If you watched Boardwalk Empire, they said 'fuck' more times than Tony Soprano.

I watched Sons Of Liberty last night, and "Sam" Adams said, "I don't give a shit what Hutchinson thinks."

It kinda ruins it for me when tv writers take such liberties.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (Q66iK)

341 #286 "I particularly like the theological lecturing from a guy who seems to have his foot in three to five spiritual camps..."

NOTHING, including the promises, that Obama says has any objective truth. It's all just posturing in the moment. Obama worships Obama. The emptiest of empty suits.

Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (WWgnZ)

342 FIGMO? Definition please?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (CMkNk)
---

F*ck it, I've Got My Orders!

i.e., I'm outta here, I'm untouchable.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (KH1sk)

343 I'm from the South and I dropped the mother of all F-bombs. Twice!

Posted by: Harry S Truman at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (JO9+V)

344 333 328 And the most blessed of all....FIGMO.
Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (KH1sk)

Freaky iridescent genetically modified organisms?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 05:35 PM (mx5oN)

345
"Ace Awesomeness"

Example please, or it never happened.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at January 28, 2015 05:35 PM (TPjwz)

346 CIC shouldn't faint at the harsh language of rough men and women ready to do violenwce on the nation's behalf

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:35 PM (SzO7n)

347 329 Posted by: Optimizer at January 28, 2015 05:32 PM (/q6+P)


or to put it another way...

yes he was asked a gotcha question...yes he should have been more forthright in saying "FYNQ...this is beneath this campaign"

BUT

we live in a world where Ogabe ran on doing blow....

I'm done

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:35 PM (/4AZU)

348 Like possum-fur nipple warmers? That's one thing I've seen more of in Arkansas.than NY, you betcha.


Posted by: Reverend Huck - Leading them To Sin Before We Save Them at January 28, 2015 05:33 PM (QKIQb)


You oblivious know fuck-all about Arkansas. Possum fur is rough and greazy.

Groundhog fur's whatcha want for the nipply bits.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 05:35 PM (Pauop)

349


Dear Mr. Huckabee:

Have you ever watched a David Mamet film or play? Just asking.

Remain blessed,

J.J. Sefton


PS - he's conservative.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:36 PM (CMkNk)

350 342 Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (WWgnZ)

I'm an option 3,4, or 5 guy depending on my mood....

Frankly if Israel gets detonated I'm camp 5.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:36 PM (/4AZU)

351 heya Tammy : )

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:36 PM (OsWis)

352 I thought Harry Truman was from Missouri. That ain't The South.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:36 PM (xWW96)

353 See? It's the closet church vandals coming out and demanding that no one criticize them, no one who prefers polite speech has any right to express any opinion, and those that do want "bonnets' and "petticoats".

You know what? You're apes, hooting and throwing shit at people who are wearing clothes.

Some people don't like to hear your petty 2nd century grott talk? Let's call them "old fashioned", eh? We over here, we speaka like shit fuck piss - like fucking druids, ya know. Druids, maaaaan.

Seriously, you let off infantile cussing in my business meeting and I cancel your contract and hire someone who is a real businessman - not some punk who thinks saying "fuck" is more important than speaking clearly.

If that's common where you're from? Then I hope your pigsty keeps you occupied.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (scgac)

354 Soothsayer,
Was it good? Sons of Liberty?
I saw it in paper version of TV Guide Monday & it was part 2.
They should have put page in for Sunday.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (sj3Ax)

355 Actually, a pretty woman whispering 'fcuk me' in my ear is kinda hot. I know, I know. 'E, you was raised in a Baptist church in S.C., yo Mama is crying in heaven right now'. On the other hand, I don't want my female oncologist saying 'don't doubt we are going to whip this fcuking thing.' neither. Ain't the same somehow. Having said the above, my problem with Huckabee ain't his opinion on this. It's his opinion on everything else.

Posted by: Eromero at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (go5uR)

356 Aaaaaaaaaaand it's Whack-A-Mole season. Happy hunting...

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (iIzG7)

357

Maybe Mike Huckabee should use an anagram like Humid Bukakke.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (CMkNk)

358 Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 05:36 PM (OsWis)

HEY! You slumming with the Daywalkers, too, huh?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (Pauop)

359 It kinda ruins it for me when tv writers take such liberties.
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (Q66iK)
---
Yeah, I was watching "The Man in the High Castle" the other night and the leading lady, a well bred gal, dropped an F-bomb. This was an alternate universe postwar America, true, but it just wasn't common for your average woman to cuss like that, in this or any other universe. It immediately took me out of the story.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (KH1sk)

360 "we live in a world where Ogabe ran on doing blow..."

True but if we lower the bar on criticizing candidates to "worse than Obama" offenses, this site is going to be very quiet until Joe Biden's nomination.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (QKIQb)

361 352 I thought Harry Truman was from Missouri. That ain't The South.
Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:36 PM (xWW96)

ya gonna have to show me

Posted by: MikeH at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (4OZqu)

362 Poor guy is limited to automated reposts.

What a life.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (1Y+hH)

363 I would like to know who actually watched his FNC show? Obviously someone was watching it since it was on for years.

My dad for one. He thinks Hucksterbee's great.

We all have our crosses to bear...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 05:38 PM (DT3rQ)

364 364Poor guy is limited to automated reposts.

What a life.Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (1Y+hH) What the hell. It passes the time twixt electroshock sessions. Fun!

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:39 PM (xWW96)

365 364 We all have our crosses to bear...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 05:38 PM (DT3rQ)


That was the last thread, thank you!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:39 PM (CMkNk)

366
Carol, I'm only haflway through the first 90 minute episode. It's good enough to keep me watching, but if it doesn't improve, I'm done.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:39 PM (Q66iK)

367 >>>Groundhog fur's whatcha want for the nipply bits


Moleskin.

Though it can get expensive if you have anything more than a silver dollar.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 05:39 PM (bsFjT)

368 347 CIC shouldn't faint at the harsh language of rough men and women ready to do violenwce on the nation's behalf
Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:35 PM (SzO7n)


Eh. I'm not a Huckabee fan at all but even I feel compelled to defend him against this slur. Business meetings != military. Disapproval != fainting or banning.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 05:40 PM (pAlYe)

369 I suspect he OD'd, and is twitch-posting.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at January 28, 2015 05:40 PM (yn6XZ)

370 Missouri was in the Confederacy. Close enough. Definitely not Yankeeland.

Posted by: Harry S Truman at January 28, 2015 05:40 PM (JO9+V)

371 #369 meet #268

Posted by: AMartel at January 28, 2015 05:40 PM (WWgnZ)

372
Shoulda worked "interface" in there somewhere with the internalize and exemplify part.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM (1Y+hH)

373 customs and personal preferences, If He were interested in making speech Law i would likely heckle him.

i don't think He was insinuating that.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM (nqBYe)

374 " Actually, a pretty woman whispering 'fcuk me' in my ear is kinda hot. I know, I know. "

But see, this goes back to some marital advice given to me by a very sweet little Christian lady.

Men want a lady in the living room, and a harlot in the bedroom.

If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?

Wait, don't answer that.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM (MYCIw)

375 Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:36 PM (xWW96)

The Ozarks are very Southern. Much of southern MO was Confederate. See Jesse James, etc.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM (Pauop)

376 "You know what? You're apes, hooting and throwing shit at people who are wearing clothes."

Or they're pointing out that getting grossly bent out of shape about foul language suggests a dangerously thin skin for weathering heavier topics.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM (QKIQb)

377 I kind of agree. When profanity is used too much at the workplace it becomes inappropriate.

Posted by: fb at January 28, 2015 05:42 PM (CF/mt)

378 "If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?"

The swingset?

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 05:42 PM (1Y+hH)

379 I miss the old spambots.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at January 28, 2015 05:42 PM (yn6XZ)

380 Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 05:39 PM (bsFjT)

I love how you know this.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 05:42 PM (Pauop)

381 I know you're good people. I know you mean well. But you just didn't think it through. There is only one path to peace... your extermination.

Posted by: Ultron at January 28, 2015 05:42 PM (4OZqu)

382 I never said he was banning anything. I said it was stupid. It was


And yes he should know the vernacular of the military. No one is insisting he swear. He should go away. Quit running. Write a book or a column on manners.

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:42 PM (SzO7n)

383 Blew those two towns up good! Real good!!

Posted by: Harry S Truman at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (JO9+V)

384 371Missouri was in the Confederacy. Close enough. Definitely not Yankeeland.Posted by: Harry S Truman at January 28, 2015 05:40 PM (JO9+V) WTF?

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (xWW96)

385 >>If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?



The kitchen.

Because someone needs a sammich, now.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (bsFjT)

386 There are 1000 things different between NYC and Arkansas. Cost of living. Taxes. Regulation. Pro sports teams in NYC vs none in Arkansas. College football passion in Arkansas vs none in NYC. The weather. The subway. The food. Skyscrapers.

All that, and yet he chose to talk about about........swearing.

Ugh.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (0LHZx)

387 354 Soothsayer,
Was it good? Sons of Liberty?
I saw it in paper version of TV Guide Monday & it was part 2.
They should have put page in for Sunday.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:37 PM (sj3Ax)


History dot com ie.. the history channel has the episodes online for free...

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (qh617)

388 369 Posted by: Maetenloch at January 28, 2015 05:40 PM (pAlYe)

Dead on Maet...

I'd rather have a CiNC who bans the F bomb than bans the "I" word about ISIS at any rate come to that...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (/4AZU)

389 scenario that would likely get me fired. except at aces.

'You don't like my service ?fk u u stupid cockholster , go get the shinebox. AND your momma wears depends!"

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (nqBYe)

390
Bonnets, petticoats ... what's next, a dress code? I thought we had one. Has someone changed her wardrobe to be more like that of Miss Spain, with eventual intent to enforce etiquette here?


And yes, Chucklebee is on the correct track ... but "trashy" is a weak substitute for "limited vocabulary", which is what swearing indicates in most circumstances.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 28, 2015 05:44 PM (FlRtG)

391 No Camp for Huck but can you imagine Uma and Hillary in the sack talk ?

And that Moochell has had some choice words for the President Zero detractors...

Posted by: Klondike Cat at January 28, 2015 05:44 PM (/WmRg)

392 Hey, I'm no Huckleberry clown fan, but at least this RINO doesn't take dead babies home with him.

Posted by: 2L at January 28, 2015 05:44 PM (TaO1J)

393
So far, "Sam" Adams is a swarthy scoundrel...with a heart of gold. John Hancock is an amoral greedy schemer. And Ben Franklin is a frisky cad.

In one scene "Sam" uses a boy named Christopher as "lookout" on the street. I suspect this boy Christopher is Christopher Seider, the boy who got shot in the Boston Massacre.

Samuel Adams exploited the boy's death for all it was worth to start a revolt.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:44 PM (Q66iK)

394 Men want a lady in the living room, and a harlot in the bedroom.

If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?


Politics.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 28, 2015 05:44 PM (8ZskC)

395 Boss, "Get me the Anderson files"

Me, "Get em yourself asshole"

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (nqBYe)

396 292 Sorry, but I don't see a problem with Huckabee in this instance.

And just because he didn't appreciate the use of the f-bombs in a professional setting doesn't mean he's going to try to ban it.

Yeah, he's an easy target, but geez louise.....
Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 28, 2015 05:26 PM (wtvvX)



I think it's just a case of ace being annoyed at a moral scold again being a moral scold. Is it a bit weak and maybe not as a direct connection to his other actions of being a scold? Yeah. But I don't think something like this would have raised ace's fur if it were coming from someone other than Huckabee.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (z/Ubi)

397 Penn and Teller had something funny on Bullshit. One woman was totally against cursing and that extended to flipping the bird. As a substitute she suggested the turkey gesture. With your left hand close all of you fingers but leave your thumb extended. With your right hand spread your extended fingers and place your right hand against your left hand little finger thereby creating a turkey head and neck, the body, and the tail.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (XUKZU)

398 Anything south of Wrigley Field is hillbilly landscape

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (TDATv)

399 Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:43 PM (nqBYe)

willow mannin up. Didn't know you had it in you.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (wVWRM)

400 If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?

________

A second harlot to join you in the bedroom.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (0LHZx)

401 395 Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 28, 2015 05:44 PM (8ZskC)

In politics the fu**ing is more overt and the foreplay is pickpocketing Sandy

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (/4AZU)

402 So he doesn't like hearing the F word. Many people don't. 1). He was asked for cultural differences and answered the question honestly. 2). Ace's judgmental tone for Huckabee's answer seems hypocritical.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (4lMK6)

403 If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?
---------
A dominatrix in the dungeon?

A wench in the wine cellar?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:46 PM (KH1sk)

404 399 Anything south of Wrigley Field is hillbilly landscape
Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 28, 2015 05:45 PM (TDATv)

... and precious to this world.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 05:46 PM (wVWRM)

405 Missouri was in the Confederacy. Close
enough. Definitely not Yankeeland.Posted by:
Harry S Truman at January 28, 2015 05:40 PM
(JO9+V)

WTF?
Posted by: maddogg


Missouri has a star on the Stars and Bars.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 05:47 PM (6mEfr)

406 A dominatrix in the dungeon?

A wench in the wine cellar?
Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:46 PM


A ginger gamboling in the blog?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 05:47 PM (knoK7)

407 "Samuel Adams exploited the boy's death for all it was worth to start a revolt."

Then his cousin got the Brits off at trial. Between the two, I think Sam would have been more at home in the French Revo than ours.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:47 PM (QKIQb)

408 Golfman in NC, Lol i might have gotten it off my chest but my composite Job would likely disappear

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:48 PM (nqBYe)

409 The Ozarks are very Southern. Much of southern MO was Confederate. See Jesse James, etc. Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM (Pauop) As an Arkie, I am most familiar with the Ozarks. And Southern Mo. had confederate sypathizers for sure. But Mo. was never a confederate state.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:48 PM (xWW96)

410 339 Now sit still, MUMR. I promise, this won't hurt a bit.

Posted by: Nurse Ratched at January 28, 2015 05:34 PM (8ZskC)


Could someone Chief McMUMR already and toss the sink through the window?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2015 05:48 PM (oFCZn)

411 One day I will marry this toilet
-- MUMR stomping bot


Okay, got a good laugh out of that one. Time to play some FTL, I guess.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 28, 2015 05:48 PM (AFsCH)

412 Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 05:46 PM (KH1sk)

Miss Harlot... in the Living Room... with a wrench...


Oh... wait... this isn't clue?

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf at January 28, 2015 05:49 PM (qh617)

413 409 Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:47 PM (QKIQb)

Don't read TJ's thoughts on being in Frogonia then....

There's a slim body of Patriots who would have welcomed the abbatoir the moonbats want for the Tea party...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:49 PM (/4AZU)

414 So... if ISIS *doesn't* swear whilst lopping off heads and raping women it's all good?

Just want to be clear on Huck's hierarchy of bad behavior.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 05:49 PM (ABcz/)

415 "89
I don't think Huckabee has ever worked in the trades, somehow.

Posted by: Kraken at January 28, 2015 04:54 PM (5+mPY)"

At least not in one of the trades where they yell at the guy running the crane to move it over just a cunt hair to the left.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at January 28, 2015 05:49 PM (KDbAT)

416 WHAT?? Mike Huckabee believes it's inappropriate to drop f-bombs in a professional setting? The MONSTER!11!

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 28, 2015 05:50 PM (TJCSB)

417 Meh

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at January 28, 2015 05:50 PM (qo8gP)

418 Ultron? i hope you at the least buy dinner first.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:50 PM (nqBYe)

419 Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:48 PM (nqBYe)

Sadly I used the F word here recently to a customer. He was wrong. I was right but wrong.

Having bossman's backing emboldened.

I still regret it. My vocabulary is better than that.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 05:50 PM (wVWRM)

420 Big Bad Wolf,
Monday I saw that Episode 1 was on demand. I'm sure all 3 are on demand now.

More snow on the way but I haven't heard any predictions.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:50 PM (sj3Ax)

421 416. To a Samoan chick that could be around an inch

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 28, 2015 05:51 PM (TDATv)

422 As an Arkie, I am most familiar with the Ozarks. And Southern Mo. had confederate sypathizers for sure. But Mo. was never a confederate state.



There are 13 stars on the Stars and Bars. 11 states were in actual rebellion. Two states sent delegations to the CSA. Missouri was one of them.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 05:51 PM (6mEfr)

423 I've checked in the Sandra Bernhard Book of Etiquette, and see that such language is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it is to be promoted.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 05:51 PM (l1zOH)

424 >>He was asked for cultural differences and answered the question honestly

OK, in that context his response makes sense.
Just the kind of question the MSM asks Republicans to make them look prudish and out of touch.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (ABcz/)

425 Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:49 PM (/4AZU)

*buncha Googling going on here but I feel I will be better for it.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (wVWRM)

426 4-7 inches of snow in Boston area Friday & Saturday.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (sj3Ax)

427 "Huckabee is poison.
Romney is poison.
Jeb Bush is poison.
Christie is poison.

And, for the sake of Mr. Huckabee, fcuk all four of them.

Did I leave out anyone important?"

Ryan. Santorum. Because fuck those guys, too.

That said, the people who say all workplaces aren't alike have a good point. I was getting rid of some junk today and had to go exchange a welding tank. I was pretty cruddy, but didn't think anything about it, because...welding shop. I wouldn't have gone to the bank or a doctor's appointment looking like that.

Same thing with language. Marine boot camp and five star restaurant: not the same.

I'd be concerned about this if Huckleberry had a snowball's chance, but he doesn't, and I don't.

Posted by: Thug Advice Columnist at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (JiX4v)

428 Silly, the Union installed troops in Jeff City to prevent Missouri from voting to secede. Well, & there was the time Missouri sent terrorists into Kansas to kill people & burn the homes of those who opposed slavery. & virtually all the volunteers from Missouri ended up fighting for the Confederacy. But other than that, I can't see how you would attribute Confederate sympathies to Missouri!

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (MbqmP)

429 "There's a slim body of Patriots who would have welcomed the abbatoir the moonbats want for the Tea party..."

IIRC, Thomas Paine almost got the National Razor playing footsie with the Montagnards.

Some revolutionaries are more equal than others, Tom.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (QKIQb)

430 Oh, oh. Boehner on FNC.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (/HX7u)

431 It doesn't bother me that he said what he did. It does kind of bother me that he positions himself as a "conservative" because he's afraid to say the word shit, or thinks that a woman in a sweater vest is dressed provocatively.

Guess what? If you want to run the country as fiscally irresponsibly as Obama, I don't care about your Leave It to Beaver ideals; or your thoughts that Pat Boone could be neat-o, but is a bit too hard-edged for your tastes.

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at January 28, 2015 05:54 PM (UHeqK)

432 Boehner on FNC? Thanks, Soona.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:54 PM (sj3Ax)

433 little hats for boobs, for those of you in Rio Linda

Posted by: Soothsayer



Why would you make people in Rio Linda wear little hats?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 05:54 PM (6mEfr)

434 Some revolutionaries are more equal than others, Tom.
Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame

Tell me about it.

Posted by: L. Trotsky at January 28, 2015 05:54 PM (GuwT9)

435 426 4-7 inches of snow in Boston area Friday & Saturday.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (sj3Ax)

___________

Time to shut down the highways, byways and subways again. And no school on Monday or Tuesday.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 05:54 PM (0LHZx)

436 4-7 inches of snow in Boston area Friday Saturday.
Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (sj3Ax)


---------------------------------------


Have they named the storm yet?

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 05:54 PM (/HX7u)

437 No, southern Missouri was never a "southern state," but it sure as shinola WAS (and is) Confederate in its sympathies.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 28, 2015 05:55 PM (Ezhbs)

438
OK, what south do y'all live in?

In my south, we womens curse as much or more than the mens. We usually do so for emphasis (example:"F#ck me" to express surprise, exasperation, or anything in between). We get exasperated a lot, especiallywith the "our southern wimmins, pure as the driven snow" crap set out above. So here's another workplace favorite: "Are you f*cking kidding me?"

Posted by: the other coyote at January 28, 2015 05:55 PM (yK44T)

439 Golfman, uh hmm, there are wildy in appropriate responses to situations one might find themselves in, that would be satisfying But a Job (paycheck typically reduces the opportunity.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2015 05:55 PM (nqBYe)

440 Have they named the storm yet?

Winter Storm Disappointment

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 28, 2015 05:55 PM (UVfht)

441 Huckster's moralizing will most assuredly win the youth vote.

Are you kidding me? Foul language, not pervasive dishonesty, corruption and greed in government, business, and culture is our big societal problem.

This man is a lunatic and should go nowhere near the oval office.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 05:55 PM (HBAcW)

442 Big Bad Wolf,
I think I forgot to thank you for letting me know I could watch online.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:56 PM (sj3Ax)

443
We really don't need any more snow up here.

We already have huge piles. Another 6 inches will make streets narrower and driveways even smaller.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 05:56 PM (Q66iK)

444 FOUL LANGUAGE IS OUR BIG SOCIETAL PROBLEM??!!??

Posted by: Al Sharpton at January 28, 2015 05:57 PM (HBAcW)

445 425 Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (wVWRM)

I'll give you a few gems...

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/592/

He wrote this for a reason...

http://tinyurl.com/lg6x96s

Now herein it discusses the theory he was using the FI as an avatar to slag A Hamilton, and there is at a minimum something to that but he was AWFULLY fond of the running scarlet until he realized "I am the man now"

"My own affections have been deeply wounded by some of the martyrs to
the cause, but rather than it should have failed, I would have seen half
the earth desolated. Were there but an Adam Eve left in every
country, left free, it would be better than as it now is."

//Thomas Jefferson

I have deep feelings on this given Marx's affinity for the FI as basis for his little demonic brayings...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:57 PM (/4AZU)

446 Very late to this, but how does Huckabee saying that he doesn't care for the excessive cursing saying that he wants to enforce that? I'm not voting for the guy but I tend to agree with his point.

Posted by: Better Feared than Loved at January 28, 2015 05:57 PM (nRvEn)

447 Well, my grandmother who was born in Arkansas, did say "Shit Fire" any time she was truly shocked by something.

Actually it was more "well, shit fire."

There was nothing more that could be said after that.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 05:57 PM (MYCIw)

448 You're wrong here, and Huckabee is right: it IS trashy. And as long as Huck keeps it on the level of social opprobrium, and out of the law, I have no problem with it.

Posted by: Jeffrey Quick at January 28, 2015 05:57 PM (g9neE)

449 Soona
I think Weather Channel names storms & no one else does.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:57 PM (sj3Ax)

450 FOUL LANGUAGE IS OUR BIG SOCIETAL PROBLEM??!!??
Posted by: Al Sharpton
-------------------------

Edited, for Al.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (l1zOH)

451 Pardon me sir, do you have any fucking gray poupon?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (oFCZn)

452 Boehner's skin tone is not natural.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (g1DWB)

453 442 This man is a lunatic and should go nowhere near the oval office.
Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 05:55 PM (HBAcW)


Remember a birth control product called Encare Oval?

It foams up inside the hoo-hoo. Felt like I was swimming in mentholated shaving cream.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (CMkNk)

454 429 Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:52 PM (QKIQb

Da comrade....

There's rules within rules...

//Lev Kamanev

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (/4AZU)

455 If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?


Sounds like she's already turned pro.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (0HooB)

456 Fox banner - Border Security Bill

Hmm. Discuss.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (wVWRM)

457 4 - 7" Friday and Saturday.

Sounds like an average forecast.

Posted by: Women Everywhere at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (bsFjT)

458 Confederate States of America

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America


Missouri and Kentucky were the 12th & 13th star on the flag.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (6mEfr)

459 Voters love being called trashy. Love. It. It will be awesome when every other conservative candidate has to respond to this. This is exactly what we should be tackling. This is the hill to die on

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (SzO7n)

460 457 Fox banner - Border Security Bill

Hmm. Discuss.
Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (wVWRM)


Clearly a typo. It's supposed to say EAT AT BORDER GRILL

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (CMkNk)

461 Soona I think Weather Channel names storms no one else does.
Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 05:57 PM (sj3Ax)


------------------------------------------


I know. But it's ridiculousness makes it a hoot.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (/HX7u)

462 Have they named the storm yet?
Posted by: Soona


Boston Strong!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 06:00 PM (6mEfr)

463 "Guess what? If you want to run the country as fiscally irresponsibly as Obama, I don't care..."

Bingo. Huckabee hides under the window dressing of conservatism while he's notoriously soft on crime, thinks Common Core started as a "good idea" and wants to reform healthcare spending by curing cancer with federal funding ala the moon landing. He's Gingrich without the edge and the harem - a megalomaniac ideological dog's breakfast. At least Newt makes reporters cry once in awhile.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 06:00 PM (QKIQb)

464
They were the Federalists, after all, no?

Turns out, the anti-Federalists were right...about everything.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 06:00 PM (Q66iK)

465
gee jumpin willikers he reallylet them city folk have it

Posted by: kj at January 28, 2015 06:01 PM (lKyWE)

466 462 I know. But it's ridiculousness makes it a hoot.
Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 05:59 PM (/HX7u)


If they ever use names like Fievel, Velvel, Shloime, Moishe, Bubbele and Yentl, then I'll tune in.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 06:01 PM (CMkNk)

467 Or they're pointing out that getting grossly bent out of shape

I don't see anyone grossly bet out of shape-but maybe Ace.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (DXzRD)

468 453 442 This man is a lunatic and should go nowhere near the oval office.
Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 05:55 PM (HBAcW)


Remember a birth control product called Encare Oval?

It foams up inside the hoo-hoo. Felt like I was swimming in mentholated shaving cream.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (CMkNk)


*****************

Darnit. Missed.

Posted by: The Segue Hunter at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (vgIRn)

469 I don't like Huckabee any more than the next moron, but... SRSLY?

Republican remarks on lack of civility in the workplace; is immediately attacked as fanatical moralist.

There are way better reasons to hate Huck than this. This is acting like the left.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (PsyMC)

470 Boehner's skin tone is not natural.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (g1DWB)


------------------------------------------


It really does look like he's trying to cover up alcoholic jaundice with a spray tan.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (/HX7u)

471 358,

Heh. Seems so. How are you doing girl?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (OsWis)

472 Wave buh-bye to that presidential hope, Mike.

Had too many years of Nanny Obama to hire another nanny, even one that agrees with me in some ways.

We need SOMEone who actually knows how to do this damn job... and moralizing over people's language choices is NOT part of it!

Posted by: Sarge at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (We5IL)

473 I guess the good people of Fucking, Austria are chopped liver to the man.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/7msryav

Sorry, no tiny urls in name as Pixy does not "like" 'em.

Posted by: Yeah, it's old. So What. Big Deal. at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (4uxf8)

474 Border Security Bill

__________

LOL!!

The guy that approves of amnesty is going to get super duper tough on illegals at the border.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (0LHZx)

475 Ace, you are doing God's Work wrt Five O'clock Charlie.

What a hoot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 06:03 PM (0HooB)

476 464 Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 06:00 PM (QKIQb)


Very old and Very busted = Reform

The only hotness = Reverse, Repeal

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 06:03 PM (CMkNk)

477 I agree with the Huckster about language in the workplace-

it's important.

Each day when I enter the office, I greet my fellow workers with:

"Morning all you ckufing limp dicks and slack holes!"


And then I just get more polite as the day goes on...





...Oh, did I say polite?

I meant crass.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2015 06:03 PM (KBvAm)

478 465 Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 06:00 PM (Q66iK)

That's complicated as well...

the real people who got the Con ratified were the middle ranks between the two groups...

Imagine my joy at being an ardent admirer of A Hamilton who thinks the monster he created invalidates every bargain I cut with my conscience on the A-Federalist's more compelling arguments on liberty...

it was a complex time...and some of the best of the Patriots died before they could make their impact on the nation wrought....

Nathanael Greene looking squarely at you...


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 06:03 PM (/4AZU)

479 "...curing cancer with federal funding ala the moon
landing."

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 06:00 PM (QKIQb)

Agreed, but this particular bit of his platform (if you can call it that) is just fcuking stupid.

Cancer is hundreds of diseases with many different causes. Until we have an essentially complete understanding of the human genome and how genes replicate (don't hold your breath), and then know how to manipulate that (really, really don't hold your breath), it ain't going to happen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2015 06:03 PM (Zu3d9)

480 If they ever use names like Fievel, Velvel,
Shloime, Moishe, Bubbele and Yentl, then I'll
tune in.



Fievel was supposed to drop 8" but they trimmed it back to 6.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 06:03 PM (6mEfr)

481 Darnit. Missed.
Posted by: The Segue Hunter at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (vgIRn)


The Encare Oval Orifice.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 06:04 PM (CMkNk)

482 It foams up inside the hoo-hoo. Felt like I was swimming in mentholated shaving cream.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 05:58 PM (CMkNk)
--------
But at least beard burn wasn't a problem.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at January 28, 2015 06:04 PM (KH1sk)

483 Bullshit

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 06:04 PM (wVWRM)

484 No other candidate would answer that question that way. Not one. It's stupid

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 06:06 PM (SzO7n)

485

Are we still functioning like a republic?
I don't think so. The powers in the Central Power are far removed from their constituents, and their main objective is to advance the whims of the Executive Power.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 06:07 PM (Q66iK)

486 "The only hotness = Reverse, Repeal"

Words we never hear anymore. Remember when The Great Pumpkin and Mitch McConnell were crying about Cruz's tactics "distracting" from and "undermining" their ObamaCare strategy?

They were sorta telling the truth for once. Their strategy was to let it be implemented in 2012-2015 then claim "we can't roll back a popular entitlement program. Hillary!" in 2016.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 06:07 PM (QKIQb)

487 OT: Millions To Owe Obamacare Tax Penalty

http://tinyurl.com/mx8hbhb

Suck it dems.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 06:07 PM (XzRw1)

488 They were saying huck.

As in "Huck you!"

Posted by: eman at January 28, 2015 06:07 PM (6mBqc)

489 Go, Ace.

Go, Ace.

Go, Ace.

C'mon, everybody now!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 06:08 PM (0HooB)

490 "...curing cancer with federal funding ala the moon
landing."
---------------------

Hmm. I heard Dean Rusk say the same thing, verbatim, in an address, ~ 1975, Atlanta.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 06:08 PM (l1zOH)

491 Hey, Huck, what's the proper language to use at the crime scene of four murdered cops?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at January 28, 2015 06:09 PM (XO6WW)

492 If you say "fook" like the Scots, is it still cussing?

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 28, 2015 06:09 PM (8MjqI)

493
Indeed, the Central Power that the anti-federalists warned us about isn't just in the nation's capital -- it's far more focused into one place: the White House.

We have a king, not a president.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 06:10 PM (Q66iK)

494 There are way better reasons to hate Huck than this. This is acting like the left.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at January 28, 2015 06:02 PM (PsyMC)

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No, this is being smart. The Left will grab on to anything to promote the story that Republicans are old fogey's who DON'T GET YOU. Idiots like Aiken and F*ckabee play into the stereotype.

Focusing on bullsh*t that we can't make laws about anyway scores an own goal. Politicians need to stay in their lane. This is how we got into this mess. Repubs, not just Dems, want to control every aspect of our lives. The voters are sick of it and want somebody to stand up for them. Huckabee is coming across as just another GOP control freak, which he is.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 06:10 PM (HBAcW)

495 Eh, I believe there's a lot of 9th dimensional chess being played in the Republican nomination game this time.

Huckabee isn't serious as a candidate.

He's just there to draw off as much of the Evangelical vote as he can from whichever conservative candidate looks to upset Jeb!'s ascendency(or Romney's or Christie's)

Huckabee's candidacy is the answer to a question that nobody asked.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2015 06:10 PM (KBvAm)

496 I don't think so. The powers in the Central Power are far removed from their constituents, and their main objective is to advance the whims of the Executive Power and their own personal well-being.
Posted by: Soothsayer
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I would add.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 06:10 PM (l1zOH)

497 "Suck it dems."

Dems? Seems to me I'm going to get stuck paying a 10% tax this yer, 20% next year. I'm not a Dem.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 28, 2015 06:11 PM (+ebSh)

498 493 Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 06:10 PM (Q66iK)

Even more damnable there is nothing Ogabe is doing that the Anti-Federalists were not rolling their eyes at with Jackson...


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 06:11 PM (/4AZU)

499 If you say "fook" like the Scots, is it still cussing?

Ala The Commitments? Yeah, I know, Irish, but still.

I had to watch that flick about four times before I could understand them. Great fun.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 06:11 PM (0HooB)

500 Our health insurance for 2015 is up $1000.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 06:12 PM (l1zOH)

501 An ordained Southern Baptist minister doesn't like people, especially women, using bad language? Really? You don't say. Never saw that coming. Next thing you're going to tell me that the Mormon guy doesn't drink.

Posted by: Rich Fader at January 28, 2015 06:12 PM (LeeQi)

502 Oh Fuck ryan out loud.

Say it, then hide it by addition.
h/t to some dude in a movie once.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2015 06:12 PM (XmOA9)

503 "Agreed, but this particular bit of his platform (if you can call it that) is just fcuking stupid."

Ahnold used to spout the same nonsense here in CA regarding stem cell research. Huckabee's idea that "only government spending can cure cancer" sounds like the typical Deus Ex Machina of Republican Progressives.

I'm not plugged into Pharma, but I'm assuming that the Holy Grail of private sector medical RD is curing cancer, and that it's not still around for lack of funding, but because cancer operates on a very deep and complex level that requires a shitload of time and effort, as well as money, to understand.

Plus you can't manufacture innovation and genius just by upping the budget. CERN hasn't produced as many paradigm-changing scientists as the Swiss Patent Office.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 06:13 PM (QKIQb)

504 492
Hey, Huck, what's the proper language to use at the crime scene of four murdered cops?


whoopsie ?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 06:13 PM (XzRw1)

505 501 An ordained Southern Baptist minister doesn't like people, especially women, using bad language? Really? You don't say. Never saw that coming. Next thing you're going to tell me that the Mormon guy doesn't drink.
Posted by: Rich Fader at January 28, 2015 06:12 PM (LeeQi)

Yeah, kinda predictable. About as predictable as me not being enthused about either of them.

Posted by: Kraken at January 28, 2015 06:14 PM (5+mPY)

506
I can't imagine going to my doctors office or my dentist's office or my local grocery store, and hearing the employees swearing in front of their customers.

I've never worked in an environment that tolerated swearing either. To me this is just a no- brainer.

Never been in line at Target where the cashier let the F-bomb fly, either.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at January 28, 2015 06:14 PM (dFi94)

507 Frankly, I'd vote for (gasp) Mitt Romney or (double gasp) Jeb! before ever considering a vote for Huck - and since I'm voting for their of those two, and since one of them is probably going to end-up the GOP nominee, I suppose this conservative evangelical pro-lifer will be, again, voting for whomever the doomed Constitution Party manages to get on the ballot here in MA.

Posted by: DocJ at January 28, 2015 06:14 PM (0RQVM)

508 CERN hasn't produced as many paradigm-changing scientists as the Swiss Patent Office.
Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame
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The really BIG return is on the ISS. For only $200,000,000,000 or so, we get really neat photographs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 06:14 PM (l1zOH)

509 Are we still functioning like a republic?
I don't think so. The powers in the Central Power are far removed from their constituents, and their main objective is to advance the whims of themselves Executive Power.


Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 06:07 PM (Q66iK)
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FIFY

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 06:15 PM (HBAcW)

510 I agree with Huck on this, as long as he doesn't want a swear jar tax. The culture is fucked.

Posted by: Cronicballpain at January 28, 2015 06:15 PM (tGjCJ)

511 I cannot and will not accept Huck as a presidential candidate.

However, I have no problem with a SoCon on TV, we occasionally need a scold.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2015 06:15 PM (XmOA9)

512 I can't stand Huckabee as a candidate, but provided he is not trying to legislate dropping f-bombs in public, who gives a fuck.

Even Huck-a-huck-of-burning-suck is entitled to an opinion about saying fuck.

Posted by: Evi. L. Bloggerlady at January 28, 2015 06:16 PM (4kTo2)

513 I'm not plugged into Pharma, but I'm assuming that the Holy Grail of
private sector medical RD is curing cancer, and that it's not still
around for lack of funding, but because cancer operates on a very deep
and complex level that requires a shitload of time and effort, as well
as money, to understand.


I'm continually amazed by precisely how little we know about first-principles functioning of life (in general) and the human body (in particular). It seems that we don't even know what we don't know, modern medicine being little more than the science of very large data sets.

Posted by: DocJ at January 28, 2015 06:17 PM (0RQVM)

514 We have a king, not a president.
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 06:10 PM (Q66iK)
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It has been said that Britain has a monarch without a monarchy and that the US has a monarchy without a monarch.

(Interesting new revisionist book out (haven't finished reading it) that interprets the American Revolution as a rebellion against Parliament and not the Crown. - The Royalist Revolution by Nelson)

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 06:17 PM (z27Ny)

515 I suppose this conservative evangelical pro-lifer will be, again, voting for whomever the doomed Constitution Party manages to get on the ballot here in MA.


Posted by: DocJ at January 28, 2015 06:14 PM (0RQVM)
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Tes Cruz is positioning himself as the evangelical's alternative to F*ckabee, if the speech he made in Iowa is any indication.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 06:17 PM (HBAcW)

516 Rickb223,
I had local Boston News use that term about blizzard & changed station.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 06:18 PM (sj3Ax)

517 "Our health insurance for 2015 is up $1000."

That's what the (R)'s should be hitting on. They should be telling the "middle class" that thanks to the government your tax rate isn't 30% to 40%. When you factor in the cost of your health insurance (or tax for not having it) your total tax burden is well over 50%. Think about that.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 28, 2015 06:18 PM (+ebSh)

518 "The really BIG return is on the ISS. For only $200,000,000,000 or so, we get really neat photographs."

That project can't be fisked enough. A classic white elephant of "international cooperation." In reality, a vastly overpriced inefficient zero grav test platform that exists to spread the wealth around to space agencies not named NASA, plus feels.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 06:18 PM (QKIQb)

519 514 Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 06:17 PM (z27Ny)

Then an astounding number of dispossessed Roundheads got swerved into undoing their veneration of the short-lived Republic...

My ancestors being some of them.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 06:18 PM (/4AZU)

520 512 I can't stand Huckabee as a candidate, but provided he is not trying to legislate dropping f-bombs in public, who gives a fuck.

Even Huck-a-huck-of-burning-suck is entitled to an opinion about saying fuck.
Posted by: Evi. L. Bloggerlady at January 28, 2015 06:16 PM (4kTo2)

Abserlutely. And I'm entitled to my opinion of him, as being a version of the prim and prissy neighbor I lived next to when growing up.

Posted by: Kraken at January 28, 2015 06:18 PM (5+mPY)

521 Tes Cruz is positioning himself as the evangelical's alternative to F*ckabee, if the speech he made in Iowa is any indication.

Sure, but he's not going to be the nominee. Because, Republicans.

Posted by: DocJ at January 28, 2015 06:19 PM (0RQVM)

522 513 I'm not plugged into Pharma, but I'm assuming that the Holy Grail of
private sector medical RD is curing cancer, and that it's not still
around for lack of funding, but because cancer operates on a very deep
and complex level that requires a shitload of time and effort, as well
as money, to understand.



***************

Cancer has also created a fairly lucrative industry, so "curing" it per se might not be at the top of the agenda.

Posted by: . at January 28, 2015 06:19 PM (vgIRn)

523 Even Huck-a-huck-of-burning-suck is entitled to an opinion about saying fuck.

Posted by: Evi. L. Bloggerlady at January 28, 2015 06:16 PM (4kTo2)

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Troy Aiken is entitled to his opinion on abortion, too, however stupid, but that's not the point.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 06:20 PM (HBAcW)

524 >>>If you're a harlot in the living room where do you go from there?<<<

The patio, the hottub, the shower, etc.

Posted by: Fritz at January 28, 2015 06:20 PM (dVmLD)

525 Abserlutely. And I'm entitled to my opinion of him, as being a version of the prim and prissy neighbor I lived next to when growing up.


Were YOU the foul-mouthed little prick who pissed in my rose bushes and raped my cat?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 28, 2015 06:21 PM (8ZskC)

526 That's what the (R)'s should be hitting on. They should be telling the "middle class" that thanks to the government your tax rate isn't 30% to 40%. When you factor in the cost of your health insurance (or tax for not having it) your total tax burden is well over 50%. Think about that.
Posted by: lowandslow at January 28, 2015 06:18 PM (+ebSh)


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I'm pretty sure most people know this without some congressweasel telling us how screwed we are. We elected them not to tell us anything, but to DO something about rolling this back.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 06:21 PM (/HX7u)

527 Oops, that's "Todd Akin"

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 28, 2015 06:21 PM (HBAcW)

528 Huckabee's 'campaign' will die a natural death. It doesn't need internal sniping to bring that about. The consequence of such will only be to discourage conservatives who, for reasons of their own, like Huckabee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 06:21 PM (l1zOH)

529 525 Abserlutely. And I'm entitled to my opinion of him, as being a version of the prim and prissy neighbor I lived next to when growing up.


Were YOU the foul-mouthed little prick who pissed in my rose bushes and raped my cat?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 28, 2015 06:21 PM (8ZskC)

Er, uh, well,

Posted by: Kraken at January 28, 2015 06:22 PM (5+mPY)

530 To those who think I'm just some sort of fuddy-duddy, I'll have you know that last night I cracked open an ice-cold, fizzy sarsaparilla.

But only one....cause more than that wouldn't be right & makes people fat. Which is why the Let's Move campaign with the First Lady is so great!

We should do more of that, maybe expand the program. We could release felons who say they love Jesus to lead our little blessings in calisthenics...

Ooh, ooh!!!!! We could also PAY these felons with money raised by a soda tax. These ideas will drive liberals crazy because I'm so right wing!!!!

Golly, I'm flushed. Time for a cold shower to wash away the sinful thoughts.

Posted by: Mike Huckabee at January 28, 2015 06:22 PM (UHeqK)

531 Nood Jizz-Bag TV

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 28, 2015 06:23 PM (8ZskC)

532 Grow up Huckabee; not everyone has the same mannerisms and protocols you do. Now, sit down and STFU.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 28, 2015 06:23 PM (60Vyp)

533 I once got dismissed when I was overheard discussing where I had dinner, which was a "tapas" bar (small plates, spanish food) and my employer heard "topless" bar.
Firing offense.
I didn't fight it. Anyone that stupid I don't want to work for anyway...

Posted by: navybrat at January 28, 2015 06:23 PM (JgC5a)

534 If ole Huck were to get into a competitive position in this race somehow (Yikes) I'd say the chances of me using the f word would go up considerably.

I'd be beating Fuckabees from this keyboard like it owed me money.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 28, 2015 06:23 PM (7ga0i)

535 "I'm pretty sure most people know this"

Yeah I don't think so, we know this but the average Joe Blow? Doubt it, they just see their rates go up and focus their rage at the greedy insurance companies and healthcare industry. They have no clue the one of the main factors is the federal government through Medicare and now Obamacare.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 28, 2015 06:26 PM (+ebSh)

536 "Cancer has also created a fairly lucrative industry, so "curing" it per se might not be at the top of the agenda."

Huckabee cited that, stating that only government has no conflict of interest vs. cancer because it will bankrupt MediCare.

I've always been unconvinced of the idea that private industry is sabotaging cancer cures to keep its profits flush, and similar ideas in energy, etc... For one thing, there's too much money to be made for the one who gets there first on cancer, fusion, etc.. for collusion to hold things back forever. I'm a big believer in systems breaking down due to collusion (two party politics, for instance) but it's easier to wall off a political system than an economic or scientific advance. Too many competing companies, governments, individuals, and too many unforeseen events to account for.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 06:26 PM (QKIQb)

537 Nood

Posted by: Fourth Horseman at January 28, 2015 06:27 PM (A7LEa)

538 I'm with AtC...because...well I loved the fucknuggets thing...oh and professional. Really youz guyz.

Posted by: Badda Bing 'now with Badda Boom' at January 28, 2015 06:28 PM (klaU/)

539 202 I don't cuss in real life (for the most part) because I am a lady.

I do cuss on here, because fuck Obama.
Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 05:11 PM (MYCIw)

God bless you Lauren!

Posted by: Lea - Marco? Polo! at January 28, 2015 06:29 PM (vmMMi)

540 "Republican remarks on lack of civility in the workplace; is immediately attacked as being fucking stupid."

Fixed it for you.

Whether civility in the workplace is a serious national problem or not (I'd rank it at about #500, myself), Huckabee was stupid to walk into this one.

Posted by: Thug Advice Columnist at January 28, 2015 06:33 PM (JiX4v)

541 I have never watched Huck show on FNC.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2015 06:34 PM (sj3Ax)

542 Look, I am no 90 year old grandmother, and I get sick and tired of hearing people drop the F bomb day in and day out in the most innocuous of places. I get realllyyyyyyy tired of young men donning cargo shorts that are like 20 sizes to big, that basically look like capri pants with every dude gadget stuffed into the pockets like the guy is smuggling cell phones and socket wrenches into the grocery store, his under wear hanging out, an old t shirt on, flip flops with dingy socks, a stupid base ball cap on backwards, sideways, or otherwise, cheap sunglasses that are meant to be worn while snowboarding, and a bad case of chin art, dropping the F bomb in front of my little daughters. I mean honestly, have we really fallen into this slovenly state of being where there is no shame in wearing pajamas to the movie theater and people just say the most disgusting things in public LOUDLY without even considering for ONE MOMENT that others don't want to hear ya talk about the b***h that you f***ed last night. Seriously, I am so tired of people that have no class, shame, or decorum whatsoever! It's tiring. I agree with Huckabee 100% and it says a lot that our society in general finds his opinion on the matter somehow shocking. I do say something to men that walk around dropping the F bomb in public, and I can tell you I have been called a thot, slut, b**** more than once for simply asking for some common decency and respect in front of the kids.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at January 28, 2015 06:43 PM (2/oBD)

543 Wouldn't vote for Huckabee if he was the candidate, but - on this - he's right. I didn't see him quoted anywhere saying he would act to prevent this language from being used. He's just saying it's trashy, and he's right.

Posted by: One-Eyed Cat Peeping in the Seafood Store at January 28, 2015 06:53 PM (aeVIR)

544 Huckabee is exactly right.

I wouldn't vote for him, not really my kind of guy - but few are. (Patton's dead, right?)

He's not saying that he wants to institute a theocracy that jails people for cursing.

He's just saying it was a culture shock to hear foul mouthed women, and I do believe he's right to say it's especially a vile quality in women. There's too much of it.

Trashy talk doesn't belong in most public venues. I don't mind it amongst friends at the bar or whatever, but not in mixed company. Get some class, people.

After all, we have concepts like "ladies" and "gentlemen" because we acknowledge that people are supposed to be able to moderate their own behavior.

What? We can't even expect that any more? That's the little liberal in you...

Posted by: FredB at January 28, 2015 07:27 PM (gLHpa)

545 "I agree with Huckabee 100% and it says a lot that our society in general finds his opinion on the matter somehow shocking."

All of you are missing the point. Whether his opinion is right or wrong, talking about this *at all* is an unforced error. It's not something that's within the purview of the President of the United States. Hell, Bush I got attacked for saying that he didn't like broccoli. Never give your enemies ammo. Never.

The President's opinions on terrorism, the economy, etc. matter and are valid topics of conversation. His opinions on cussing and broccoli are not.

The correct response to this kind of gotcha is "FYNQ" (or the Huckeberry-sanitized equivalent).

Posted by: Thug Advice Columnist at January 28, 2015 07:29 PM (JiX4v)

546 Or they're pointing out that getting grossly bent out of shape about foul language suggests a dangerously thin skin for weathering heavier topics.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM (QKIQb)

Was he "grossly bent out of shape" or just disapproving? It seems like his critics are the ones with their panties in a bunch about this.

I don't like him either because he's a nanny-stater. I'd never vote for him for prez.But the fact that a Baptist minister doesn't like to hear the f word - wow, what a shocking revelation.

Let's all jump on the "I'm offended and outraged" bandwagon. Hey, the left does it 8 times a day, why should they have all the fun?

I have never heard anybody drop the f bomb in a meeting. Around the office - yes.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 28, 2015 07:50 PM (+XMAD)

547 409
The Ozarks are very Southern. Much of southern MO was Confederate. See
Jesse James, etc. Posted by: Tammy al Thor at January 28, 2015 05:41 PM
(Pauop) As an Arkie, I am most familiar with the Ozarks. And Southern
Mo. had confederate sypathizers for sure. But Mo. was never a
confederate state.

Posted by: maddogg at January 28, 2015 05:48 PM (xWW96)


Josey Wales might disagree. Although that's historical fiction, the basic fact was that Missourians, living in a slave state, tended to be Confederate in their sympathies, although Missouri was knocked out of the war early on.

458 rickb -- you are correct that Missouri and Kentucky are represented on the Confederate Battle Flag. That is not the "Stars and Bars." The Stars and Bars was the official flag of the CSA.

BTW, Delaware and Maryland were also slave states, but did not secede (and thus were not subject to the Emancipation Proclamation). Kentucky was invaded by the Confederacy in 1863 to open a new front but the invasion was unsustainable from a logistic standpoint and was withdrawn. Tis is right around the time West Virginia seceded from Virginia and joined the Union.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 28, 2015 07:59 PM (5f5bM)

548 Back to the main point -- Ace, can you admit you just needed to put up a new post, and phoned it in on this one?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 28, 2015 08:00 PM (5f5bM)

549 His opinions on cussing and broccoli are not.

The correct response to this kind of gotcha is "FYNQ" (or the Huckeberry-sanitized equivalent).
Posted by: Thug Advice Columnist at January 28, 2015 07:29 PM (JiX4v)

C'mon, presidents and presidential candidates get asked these fluff questions all the time. What's your favorite/least favorite food, color, song etc. Sure they jumped on GW Bush's dislike of broccoli because he's a Republican. I'm sure nobody voted against him because they were outraged broccoli lovers.

As plenty of people have noted, there are lots of reasons for a conservative to vote against Huckabee, so this is pretty much a moot point.


I'm not in favor of asking someone to completely erase their personality because they're running for office. We do that and then we wonder why we get such mealy mouthed pols - it's because they're terrified they'll say what they really think about something and half the country will be screaming "I"M OFFENDED!!"

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at January 28, 2015 08:02 PM (+XMAD)

550 zOMfG!!1! Someone has an opinion you don't like!!1!

How dare Huckabee express his opinion, that is wrong. Expressing an opinion against Huckabee? Totes cool.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 28, 2015 08:06 PM (0Ew3K)

551 Ace's comments echo John Stewart Mills philosophy in "On Liberty." Mills complained that society, not the state mind you but just society, had no right to complain about others speech and actions and shouldn't be allowed to try to change society through private action not involving the state.

In other words, Mills was bi*ching about the quares harshin' his mellow.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 28, 2015 08:15 PM (0Ew3K)

552 Gosh, Miss Lane, isn't it funny how you never see Mike Huckabee and Mary Cloggenstein together?

Posted by: LA Dodgers Fan at January 28, 2015 08:25 PM (Nv+Tb)

553 Just what we need as an alternative to leftist censors and busibodies. A cheap country preacher in a brown suit passing judgment and stealing our wallets.

Mike, here's a tip, which I hope you'll follow. Fcuk off.

Posted by: orthodoc at January 28, 2015 08:25 PM (RszkT)

554 Agree with Huckabee on this. Sorry Ace, you can't separate the coarsening of society and the abandonment of manners, politeness, and consideration for others from the decline of society in general.

Where do you think unethical, deceitful, and criminal behavior gets it start? What does it mean to be civilized?

It means one follows limits on your behavior. By doing so, it is actually quite freeing. You don't spend a lot of time trying to outcuss, out-outrage, and outshock others in an attempt to get noticed or appear to be top dog.
You spend your time doing not only productive things , but in reality, you garner much more respect.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 28, 2015 08:53 PM (peLB8)

555 Hey Schmuckabee!

Fuck. You.

You tax-and-spend nanny stater you.

Posted by: Mister Christopher at January 28, 2015 09:21 PM (JWMml)

556 I agree with Huckabee. I also don't think it right to swear in front of women and children. I learned these things from my parents, don't think they have had to tell me, though.

Posted by: Baldy at January 28, 2015 09:47 PM (+35FH)

557 Well, actually it is trashy for people to speak that way in a professional setting. Women who behave that way come across as cheap slobs.


So Huckabee is right about this.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at January 28, 2015 09:48 PM (S11Oq)

558 Oh good lord, no one is suggesting that swearing should be criminalized or be made a misdemeanor or something. One has the freedom to do a lot of things, but that doesn't mean such things should be done. I am pretty sure one has the freedom to fart loudly in the middle of an office meeting, but that probably isn't a good idea. One isn't going to get thrown in jail for picking one's nose on a date at a fine restaurant over a glass of cabernet, but this isn't the kind of behavior that is going to get one a second date. One is also free to clip their toe nails on the subway in the middle of a Tuesday morning commute, but that's probably going to videoed and one will probably end up in some viral video on Youtube as a result. So yeah, go ahead and swear all you want in public, at work, in front of small children as the mom shoots daggers at you with her eyes. Go ahead! You are free to make a fool of yourself, and you are free to wallow in the gutter, but please don't suggest that offensive language or behavior doesn't consequences of a social kind. If I may point out, the supreme court ruled in Bethel School District 403 vs. Fraser that schools have the right to limit the use of swear words in school. An employer also has the right to limit such speech in the work place. Now if people would just stop wearing pajamas pants with flip flops to the mall.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at January 28, 2015 10:50 PM (2/oBD)

559 It IS trashy for women to cuss, and I've never been in a business meeting where cussing was used.

Huckabye ain't my favorite, but he's right about that. Southern gentility and the grace of God are the only things keeping the country from sliding straight into the gutter.

Posted by: UnFatMatt at January 28, 2015 11:26 PM (kyTFr)

560 On the "was Harry Truman Southron" tip - his grandfather, IIRC, rode with Quantrill. HST went to reunions as a lad.

Posted by: Knemon at January 29, 2015 12:02 AM (JlNQG)

561
"It's a Big Fucking Deal!"- Rock and Roll Joe Biden

And I would vote for Huck over Joe.

Posted by: Case at January 29, 2015 02:50 AM (o00SF)

562 And what exactly is your problem with civility? Should we also just dump diplomacy? Both can allow communication between hostiles on 'common ground'.

If you wouldn't say it in front of your kids...

Posted by: Pseudonym at January 29, 2015 12:02 PM (lawhU)

563 there are far better issues to not like Huckabee...

Posted by: Shoey at January 29, 2015 02:02 PM (jdOk/)

564 He's right. I'm from the west coast, living in the midwest and it IS shocking the degree of F bombs dropped in business from east coast folks. (My DH's company merged with an east coast company, and mixed personnel.) A little goes a long way when it comes to swearing in business. I'd also say, it's the same here in the midwest as it is in the south. Without us having the ability of southerners who can tell you where to go, without using any obscenities at all. It's a freaking southern art form.

And working in healthcare in CA, I NEVER heard the F bomb dropped, not even once. Not at work, anyway. How people spoke in their private lives, I have no idea. At work, it was just NOT done. Completely unprofessional. And trust me, it wasn't because of some religious restraint.

Our society indeed has become more coarse and we're not the better for it. It's not about whether or no you 'can' do it, ti's about whether or not you 'should'.

Posted by: tired at January 29, 2015 02:15 PM (adOUE)

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I mean, Good Lord. You have me agreeing with Mike freaking Huckabee. You're way off your game, dude.

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