Mom always said not to pick scabs

From the Los Angeles Times:

DES MOINES — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was a guest Wednesday on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — though he seemed earlier in the day not to know that he would be crossing a picket line to appear.

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Huckabee flew from Iowa to make the appearance, a day before the state’s first-in-the- nation caucuses. The candidate made no mention of the Writers Guild strike during his appearance and instead joked about having lived in a “triple-wide” trailer when he was governor of Arkansas. The amateur musician also played his guitar in Leno’s band.

Strike supporters outside the NBC studios carried signs calling Huckabee a scab. One read: “Huckabee you can’t deny this cross.”

The Leno show is among those being struck by the Writers Guild of America.

Until Wednesday, the show had been off the air since the strike began in November.


Democratic candidates have vowed to honor the writers’ picket line.

Earlier Wednesday, Huckabee, while campaigning in Iowa, said he did not believe he would be crossing a picket line to appear with Leno because he thought writers had settled their differences with the late-night shows.

“My understanding is that there was a special arrangement made for the late-night shows, and the writers have made this agreement to let the late-night shows to come back on, so I don’t anticipate that it’s crossing a picket line,” Huckabee told journalists.

When reporters noted that the writers settled with only Letterman’s show, Huckabee protested: “But my understanding is there’s a sort of dispensation given to the late-night shows, is that right?”

Huckabee added that he supports the writers, “unequivocally, absolutely.”

“They’re dead right on this one,” he said.

Hmmmm. He didn’t believe he would be crossing a picket line, and with Scabster Huckleberry, we know it’s all about the belief. Let’s see, we have a guy who:
1. was a governor
2. apparently doesn’t read newspapers
From the Carpetbagger Report:

If I were to pick the one moment when it was absolutely clear that Mike Huckabee has no idea what he’s talking about on matters of foreign policy, it’d be Dec. 4, when he seriously flubbed a question about the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran.

A few days later, on MSNBC, Huckabee tried to rationalize his ignorance, saying, “It is a situation where a report was released at 10:00 in the morning, the president hadn’t seen it in four years and I’m supposed to see it four hours later.”


The report was released on Monday morning. Huckabee was asked about it on Tuesday night. In between, the report was the single biggest news story in the world, on the front page of every newspaper, and the lead story in every news broadcast. Huckabee had no idea.

3. is not very good at geography
From Gulf News:

Huckabee also talked about how much he worried about Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf failing to control his country’s “eastern borders near Afghanistan”. I’m sure I need not remind Gulf News readers that Afghanistan is west of Pakistan.

4. and who has a direct hotline to heaven
From National Review Online:

STUDENT: Recent polls show you surging… What do you attribute this surge to?

HUCKABEE: There’s only one explanation for it, and it’s not a human one. It’s the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of five thousand people. (Applause) That’s the only way that our campaign can be doing what it’s doing. And I’m not being facetious nor am I trying to be trite. There literally are thousands of people across this country who are praying that a little will become much, and it has. And it defies all explanation, it has confounded the pundits. And I’m enjoying every minute of them trying to figure it out, and until they look at it, from a, just experience beyond human, they’ll never figure it out. And it’s probably just as well. That’s honestly why it’s happening.

Any of you kids reminded of someone else…..?

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39 responses to “Mom always said not to pick scabs

  1. TRM

    Well nonnie I don’t think Huckabee was counting on any union votes in the first place, we all know you lib’s have those antiquated, useless unions in your pockets. Yes, I hate unions, they are as usless as handlebars on the back of a woman’s head….. oh,,, wait a minute,,, I take that back…

    In a rare moment when even I will call GW Bush “chimpy” did you all hear he signed an 822 page bill fazing out incandescents? I.m stocking up and hording….. hmmmm sounds like what communist used to do with household goods…

    Vote Fred Thompson!!!
    I hate you all!!!! 🙂

  2. Friend of the court

    The Lord is making Huckleberry surge? God must be really pissed off at US. I must not have been paying attention in Sunday School. I thought that Jesus was a grown man when he feed the multitude. Well, I guess Huck should know, being a man of faith and all.

  3. nonnie9999

    happy new year, trm! 😀
    your boy, scabster huckleberry, is apparently counting on the support of the machinists union that has already endorsed him, and he said that he completely supports the writers union. so if you want to be pissed off at someone who supports “antiquated, useless unions,” then direct your anger at your boy huck. by the way, the machinists union asked him not to cross the picket line, so he was fully aware that he would be doing so, despite his protestations.
    you stock up on your light bulbs, dear trm, while i sit here giggling as i wonder how many chimpys it would take to screw in a light bulb. 😆
    as for the vibrators, if you men would stop being so damned lazy and/or learn how to do things correctly, the vibrators would not be necessary.

  4. nonnie9999

    i am not at all impressed by the whole loaves and fishes story and feeding the multitudes. you should see how far i can stretch a pound of hamburger when the kid brings unexpected guests home for dinner!

  5. TRM

    HNY! Nonnie!
    Yeah, I wouldn’t mind if Huckleberry announced he changed to the socialist(D) party tomorrow, you guys can have him…
    I held no delusions about his not so well hidden liberalism…
    I am going to hit all the WalMarts in North Florida tomorrow and stock up on bulbs…

    It’s not that we are lazy or don’t know how to do things, at the risk of complimenting you, you have a brain (infected with liberalism) but a brain none the less,,,, so you are outside of the margins of what we men think are ideal women…you know we like those dumb, stripper types,,,,, 🙂
    If you banned for life after that comment I would understand , just don’t tell my wife :0

  6. nonnie9999

    now that’s better. one should give a nice greeting, such as happy new year before one starts bitching and moaning.
    as for scabster huckleberry, he’s yours. we don’t want him.
    i didn’t know that you were in floriduhhhh. i hope you are keeping warm. it went down into the high 30’s in the wee hours of the morning here in south floriduhhhh, so i imagine it was even colder where you are.
    lastly, thank you for publicly admitting that i have a brain. i should have warned you a long time ago that i had already been to see the wizard. you stick with your dumb stripper types, trm. just keep in mind that brains don’t sag.

  7. Got a Grip

    TRM!! So nice to see your misogynistic behind. I’d say your wife must be one lucky woman, but that would be a lie and I don’t do lying. Hope you had a good, old-fashioned kind of Christmas. Maybe you should stock up on candles, too. And blankets, you’ll probably be needing those. Oh, don’t forget the plastic and duct tape, either.

  8. Got a Grip

    nonnie, nothing on earth could make me pick that scab. In the field of idiots the rethugs have, he’s the idiotiest. Such a loser. Of course, he does get points for not being the laziest. That award goes to Grandpa Fred. Oy……

  9. nonnie9999

    i think for the historical record, it must be noted that scabster huckleberry is only the idiotiest, because tom tancredo and sam brownback have already backed out. up until then, it was a 3-way tie.

  10. Got a Grip

    Yes, you’re right nons. Had those two been stupid enough to stay in, it would certainly have been a three way tie for idiotiest. Freddie is the laziest, Rudy is the sleaziest, Willard is entirely made of shiny plastic, and McCain is by far the saddest. I don’t think we can make a historical statement about who is scariest yet, they all scare the hell out of me, even as I laugh. Chimpy/Cheney set the bar exceptionally high on that one…

  11. nonnie9999

    it’s the spice boys!! 😯 idiot spice, lazy spice, sleazy spice, plastic spice, and sad spice. i wonder which one will wind up on dancing with the stars next season! ❓

  12. Got a Grip

    I think the answer is obvious to that one, nons. It would have to be sleazy spice. Of course, he’ll be dancing the woman’s part of any duo, so it could make for some fine entertainment…. 🙂

  13. nonnie9999

    dont’cha remember the pic over at american street? rudy mcsleazypants/mcsleazyskirt is a couple all by him/herself!

  14. Got a Grip

    That’s right. Maybe he can just do it as a solo, throwing himself about and gyrating freely. Okay, I’m starting to make myself queasy now. Make it stop!! Make it stop!!

  15. nonnie9999

    see? this is what happens when you pick at scabs. the horror never stops. 😯

  16. nightowl724

    Just the idea of Huck in a prison uniform got MY juices flowing this morning! Loved ’em, nons, as usual…

  17. nonnie9999

    that’s not a prison uniform. it’s shabby chic. the scabby huckleberries are ever so chic, dont’cha know? did you catch the number mrs. huckleberry (janet, not chuck norris) was wearing last night? she had to have gotten that off the haute couture rack at walmart.

  18. Friend of the court

    Behind every sucessful man, there is a really tall woman and a martial arts movie guy and the Lord. I listened to a Huckabee interview, this morning and was waiting for him to thank the Lord for his win. He never did, strange. Maybe, if he had kicked a game winning field goal…..

  19. nonnie9999

    scabby mchuckleberry (do you like the new name i have for him? i think it fits! 😀 ) doesn’t have to use the airwaves to thank the lord. he either uses his personal hotline to heaven, or he tells the angels to relay a message to the big guy upstairs when they are out hunting together!

  20. Friend of the court

    Love the new name! I hear that New Hampster doesn’t have a big population of fundi folks. Maybe, scabby will lose some momentem. If not, the Rebublicans may have found a candidate who is more clueless than Bush. I admit that I didn’t think it was possible but, dang if they don’t keep surprising me.

  21. Friend of the court

    Oh, I almost forgot, CONGRADULATIONS on the notice from Crooks and Liars, you might go viral at any moment and I can feel so smart from knowing you when. 🙂

  22. nonnie9999

    thanks, fotc!!! 😀
    it was such a shock 😯 ! but don’t worry, i don’t have any viral infections that i know of, at least at the moment. 😛 see, i look healthy!
    i doubt that scabby mchuckleberry will have the support in new hampster that he did in iowa (and when you look at the turnout, he got more than mittsie, but far less than the dems). let me rephrase that. he won’t get the support there except from his new love interest, chuck norris, who i am sure will be in new hampster with scabby.

  23. Got a Grip

    Wherever Huckleberry goest, Chuck will go….

  24. nonnie9999

    it is hilarious to me that all of these guys (chuckleberry, chimpy, mcliebercain, et al) are against gay marriage. they are constantly pawing at each other, hugging, kissing. they think if they pound the pulpits loud enough, they will drown out the sound of their hearts pounding when they catch glimpses of each other.

  25. TRM

    You had to say gay marriage didn’t you nonnie…

    Conservatives, generally could care less what adults do in their own homes, its when it is flaunted in front of everyone that it starts getting touchy… I don’t want my children thinking its ok,,, and civil unions are fine if they would like to legally bind themselves together… but “marriage” is a religious ceremony sacred to many, before the eyes of G-D. I personally think its all in the wording that gets most so upset, just stop trying to call it marriage!

    ok I am ready for your “lib hate”…

  26. nonnie9999

    no hate from me, trm. as far as i am concerned, i think everyone, gay or straight, should enter into civil unions recognized by the government as a legal contract. if people want to get “married”, that’s fine, too. let them swarm the churches and synagogues and temples and mosques and do their thing. i don’t really give a damn what people call it. it’s like bagels. i am from new yawk, where they make real bagels. they make round rolls with holes in the middle down here, but bagels? hell, no! and don’t even get me started on the crap that comes prepackaged. 😡 the point is, whether i call those abominations bagels or not doesn’t matter to the guy who likes them, and i won’t take away his right to call them bagels if he wishes. he can’t force me to eat them, but i won’t trespass on his right to do so. no matter what i call it, it is what it is, and the name doesn’t make it into something edible.

  27. TRM

    I think we had this talk before,,,,
    mmmmmmm everything bagle with lox,,,, hhmmmmmmmm

  28. nonnie9999

    belly lox. nova is for wusses.

  29. TRM

    I don’t know what I always ate… it was from a Kosher deli in Margate, NJ… yep I lived there for many years… lived 2 blocks from Lucy

    you can’t find it down here anyways…

  30. nonnie9999

    belly lox is the salty yummy kind. nova is the kind where you feel like you are swallowing your own tongue.

  31. TRM

    The lox I always had was kinda smoky…

  32. nonnie9999

    belly lox is a little darker orange and is salty. all lox is smoky because it is smoked salmon. belly lox has a much stronger taste than nova. nova is almost tasteless, at least to me.

  33. TRM

    Whatever it was, I am sure they were liberal salmon, a conservative salmon is too smart to get caught and eaten ……

  34. nonnie9999

    a conservative salmon would be too selfish to feed the hungry, even if it is dead! 😉

  35. TRM

    ooh I like where this is going.
    A conservative salmon would feel no compassion for a lib salmon too lazy to figure out a way out of the net who instead would rather wait on another group of salmon to come along and take him by the fin and guide him upstream……

    stupid salmon…

  36. nonnie9999

    nobody wants to eat a conservative salmon. it has a bitter taste.

  37. TRM

    you lose
    I win

  38. nonnie9999

    remind me to tell you a very funny story one day about bagels and lox, trm. i’m too busy tonight, so remind me tomorrow or the next day.