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  • A Bay Area Gym Wants You to Get Sweaty and Stoned

    02/25/2017 9:03:42 AM PST · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Outside Magazine ^ | February 24th, 2017 | By: Chris Colin
    To understand what inspires Jim McAlpine, a fit and exuberant 46-year-old, you must conjure an image of the American stoner. Are you picturing someone heavy-lidded, couch-bound, and struggling to make an animated GIF of that Big Lebowski scene without knocking his bong off the coffee table? That stereotype drives McAlpine crazy, and he’s made it his mission to change it. This spring, the surfer, skier, and weed lover will open the world’s first cannabis fitness center in San Francisco. Power Plant Fitness will be a premier gym, McAlpine says, not just a hangout for potheads. Though, to be clear, there...
  • Elections:Huckabee Says Ted Cruz Earned ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Moniker

    07/21/2016 9:45:14 AM PDT · by orchestra · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has been supportive of Donald Trump, says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has earned his “Lyin’ Ted” moniker by refusing to endorse Trump despite his previous pledge to support the Republican nominee. Huckabee made the comments on Facebook after Cruz’s speech here at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night where he was booed by some of the delegates for not explicitly offering support to Trump. Wrote Huckabee: “The question of the night was whether Ted Cruz would honor his word and support the nominee or earn the moniker ‘Lyin’ Ted’ given to him by...
  • Mike Huckabee Suspends 2016 Presidential Race

    02/01/2016 7:43:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/01/2016
    Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night. Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK 10:26 PM - 1 Feb 2016 Since announcing his run on May 5, 2015, in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee ran a campaign centered on social conservatism, protecting entitlement programs from cuts and completely revamping the federal tax system.
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    02/01/2016 8:46:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 10:54 PM EST | Vivian Salama
    Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago. As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned. ...
  • Huckabee Backers Slams Ted Cruz As A “Phony” Christian In New Iowa TV Ad

    01/27/2016 8:18:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 26, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    Supporters of Mike Huckabee are launching a TV attack ad here in the final days of the race that casts Ted Cruz as a charlatan feigning intense Christian devotion to win votes. The ad, which is being aired by the pro-Huckabee super PAC Pursuing America’s Greatness and was previewed for BuzzFeed News, depicts two women chatting prior to a group Bible study about the upcoming Iowa caucuses. The women are shown discussing recent leaked comments in which Cruz privately told donors he wouldn’t prioritize fighting same-sex marriage if he was elected; they also talk about Cruz’s reportedly meager record of...
  • Mike Huckabee: 'I Plan To Finish First In Iowa'

    01/07/2016 7:16:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    "I plan to finish first in Iowa," Huckabee said on Thursday morning. "I know a lot of people have written me off, but they wrote me off eight years ago. They wrote Rick Santorum off four years ago. I'm still counting that we're going to have a big surprise for people on February first." "This is not a surrender. This is an all out declaration," Huckabee charged, adding that he wouldn't be working this hard if he didn't think he can win. "There is no short cut here," he continued, explaining that candidates can send out mailers and buy up...
  • Huckabee Hits Cruz with Whopper Lie; Then Denies It's a Lie

    01/02/2016 9:05:26 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | January 2, 2016 | Rob Knowles
    A Super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee recently ran an ad that quotes Ted Cruz at a Manhattan fundraiser. The precisely edited clip makes it appear as though Cruz isn’t who he says he is. The recording from which that clip was taken has a lot more to offer. Here’s the actual transcript of the exchange between Cruz and his questioner as provided by Politico: DONOR: “Can I ask you a question? So, I’m a big supporter. And the only issue I really disagree with you about is gay marriage. And I’m curious: Given all the problems that the country’s facing–like...
  • Huckabee Hits Cruz with Whopper Lie; Then Denies It's a Lie

    01/02/2016 9:05:25 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | January 2, 2016 | Rob Knowles
    A Super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee recently ran an ad that quotes Ted Cruz at a Manhattan fundraiser. The precisely edited clip makes it appear as though Cruz isn’t who he says he is. The recording from which that clip was taken has a lot more to offer. Here’s the actual transcript of the exchange between Cruz and his questioner as provided by Politico: DONOR: “Can I ask you a question? So, I’m a big supporter. And the only issue I really disagree with you about is gay marriage. And I’m curious: Given all the problems that the country’s facing–like...
  • Mike Huckabee: I don’t understand why evangelical leaders aren’t uniting behind me

    12/17/2015 6:42:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Anyone want to help him solve this confounding mystery? Incidentally, allow me to go on record now as predicting that Huckabee will endorse Marco Rubio once he drops out. “For reasons I don’t fully understand, years and years of actually doing something and getting things done didn’t matter,” Huckabee said of the group’s deliberations. ”And I don’t understand that.”… Huckabee, according to sources, has often reminded [Tony] Perkins and his fellow influencers that a major reason he gave up his Fox News show and launched a 2016 campaign was because he expected to have their backing. Their decision to instead...
  • Mike Huckabee ‘surprised’ Ted Cruz showed up at Kim Davis rally: ‘It was our event’

    09/09/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed claims Wednesday that one of his aides blocked fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz from speaking at a Kentucky rally for Kim Davis on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Look, I invited him to come and meet with Kim Davis. It was our event. We were kind of surprised that he showed up. But you know, once he was there, we invited him to come and meet with her. So I’m not sure what the controversy is,” Mr. Huckabee said on Fox News, Politico reported.</p>
  • Huckabee Aide Reportedly Blocked Ted Cruz from Speaking to Kim Davis Crowd

    09/08/2015 3:46:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 109 replies
    Mediate ^ | 9/8/15 | A.Kirrell
    Among the Republican presidential candidates, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz have stood out as the two most ardent defenders of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was recently jailed after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses in her jurisdiction. The two conservatives made a point to travel down to the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday to join protesters in support of Davis, but the plans changed slightly when a judge ordered her immediate release. And then comes the following doozy from the New York Times write-up of this afternoon’s Kim Davis Release Extravaganza (emphasis ours): "The rally Tuesday had been...
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Huckabee's Hucksterism vs. Clintons' Cash

    05/09/2015 11:03:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 8, 2015 | RON FOURNIER
    There's a seedy side to this candidate's smile. Behind former Gov. Mike Huckabee's warm smile, inclusive rhetoric, and gee-whiz populism lies an ethics record that would make a Clinton blush. His greedy, cheesy money grabs as governor in Arkansas were a preview of today's greedy, cheesy money grabs. As part of what The New York Times called "unconventional ways to fund a campaign," the newly minted GOP presidential candidate recently pitched a dubious medical treatment via infomercial."Let me tell you, diabetes can be reversed," Huckabee says. "I should know, because I did it. Today you can, too." No you can't....
  • Brody File Analysis: Evangelical Food Fight: Mike Huckabee vs. Ted Cruz

    05/06/2015 12:19:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CBN's The Brody File ^ | May 6, 2015 | David Brody, chief political correspondent
    Mike Huckabee is not the evangelical candidate. Oh sure, he’ll get a hefty amount of the evangelical vote even though there is a much more competitive field this time around. But if you think he’s a one-trick pony then you miss the larger story. The easy media narrative will be that Huckabee must appeal to evangelicals to do well. And there’s no denying that will be a part of his potential winning equation. But what Huckabee has that no other candidate possesses is an, “aw shucks,” bless your heart, southern charm. That will play well in the heartland of this...
  • Iowa radio host bashes Huckabee [Steve Deace]

    05/07/2015 2:46:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 07, 2015, 04:43 pm | Ben Kamisar
    A former key Iowa ally of Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee during his 2008 presidential bid blasted his views on entitlement programs.Radio host Steve Deace delivered a line-by-line takedown of pieces of Huckabee’s presidential announcement speech, specifically honing in on his calls to save “safety nets like Medicare and Social Security.”“These are not safety nets, these are entitlements. Those programs are the basis for a permanent welfare state,” Deace said Wednesday on the “Steve Deace Show,” according to audio provided by the liberal-leaning Media Matters.“We can’t afford this, we are currently $18 trillion in debt. To make all those entitlement welfare...
  • The Huckster stands by his scam

    05/07/2015 10:05:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | David Ramsey
    As noted here before, Mike Huckabee's special knack for turning political attention into wealth for himself includes shilling for dubious products and selling sponsored ad space to disreputable sorts in emails sent to supporters.  Huckabee was questioned by CNN about the practice of spamming his own supporters in order to grab some extra cash for himself.  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended renting out his email list to a group selling hidden cures for cancer embedded in Bible verses, saying it was no different than CNN allowing advertisers for catheters or adult diapers to air alongside programming. "My gosh, that's like...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Confronts Mike Huckabee About Promoting ‘Hucksterism’

    05/07/2015 8:46:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4:49 pm, May 6th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Toward the end of his interview with brand new Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Wednesday afternoon, CNN’s Jake Tapper brought up a somewhat obscure piece of trivia about the former Arkansas governor regarding one source of revenue he has engaged in since leaving his job as Fox News host. As Tapper explained, earlier this year Huckabee rented his email list to a group called Health Sciences Institute, which was selling a “cancer cure” hidden by God in the Bible. The email came directly from MikeHuckabee@MikeHuckabee.com and included an intro message from the candidate about the “important information” from the...
  • Huckabee’s repeated claim that he passed ’94 tax cuts’ as governor

    05/06/2015 12:56:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 at 10:00 AM | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    “I governed in a state that was the most lopsided and partisan in the country. … My friend, it was tough sledding, but I learned how to govern, and I learned how to lead. And even in that environment, we passed 94 tax cuts, rebuilt our road system, saw dramatic improvements in student test scores and fought the corruption of the good old boy system so that working class people would finally be given a fair shake.”– Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R), speech announcing his presidential candidacy, May 5, 2015In his speech launching his presidential bid for 2016, Huckabee...
  • Taxes went up in Arkansas when Huckabee was governor

    05/06/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 at 12:08 PM | Max Ehrenfreund
    As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee responded to a fiscal crisis by working with Democrats in the Arkansas legislature to raise taxes and eliminate the deficit. Then, in his first presidential campaign in 2008, Huckabee converted himself into a starve-the-beast Republican, signing a pledge not to raise taxes and proposing to replace the income tax with a national sales tax, which would likely amount to a large tax cut for the wealthy.On this record, it isn't clear whether Huckabee truly is a fiscal conservative who was simply pandering to the Republican base when he promised not to raise taxes in his...
  • Mike Huckabee Is Campaigning Like A Liberal Blogger

    05/06/2015 9:30:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:00 AM 05/06/2015 | JAMIE WEINSTEIN
    In 2012, it was Newt Gingrich who dug into the left’s playbook and tried to defeat Mitt Romney by portraying him as a rapacious businessman. In 2016, it seems like Huckabee will fill the role of Republican running for president as a liberal blogger.“Imagine members of Congress boasting that they will fight to repeal Obamacare, and then turning around and signing up for it,” Huckabee said while officially announcing his candidacy Tuesday, seemingly taking a subtle shot at fellow 2016 contender Ted Cruz, who signed up for Obamacare after his wife lost the family health insurance because she left her...