••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Mike Huckabee on Thursday criticized fellow Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck for calling the former governor and potential White House hopeful a "progressive" for supporting first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity efforts.

Beck on Tuesday referred to Huckabee as a "progressive," a term that Huckabee said Beck has likened to cancer and Nazis. Beck singled out Huckabee's support of the anti-obesity initiative.

"He is a progressive," Beck said. "Look at his record, he's a progressive"

Beck also called Huckabee someone who doesn't want to "disrupt big government."

"I think Mike Huckabee is a guy who's had Michelle Obama on and said 'you know what? I think your fat kid programs, they are great,'" Beck said.

here is huckabee's statement of his claims favoring the "fair" tax.

here is wikipedia's article on the "fair" tax, laying out both sides, including the fact that it's not a 23% tax rate but 30%, and indirectly showing that, while it proposes to abolish the IRS, the plan would require another enormous bureaucracy, both to collect and enforce the tax and to send monthly rebates to every household in the country, which critics say would amount to the largest entitlement program ever.

and here is factcheck.org's critique, which contains this remark: "We found that while there are several good economic arguments for the FairTax, unless you earn more than $200,000 per year, fairness is not one of them." the analysis includes objections sent by americans for fair taxation and factcheck's responses.

i'm for letting huck and beck duke it out. the bloodier they both get, the better off america will be.

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