Huckabee: “A beheading is a far greater threat to an American than a sunburn”

I’ve never been a big fan of Mike Huckabee as a presidential candidate, he is entirely too much of a social conservative warrior for my taste. That said, he seems like a good guy, I enjoyed his show on Fox when I ran across it, and he’s a big believer in environmentalism. But, can we trust him on “climate change”?

(Politico) Mike Huckabee mocked the notion that climate change is a major threat to Americans in a speech to conservative activists Saturday.

“A beheading is a far greater threat to an American than a sunburn,” cracked Huckabee, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, and its tactic of beheading its enemies. The line drew laughter and applause from the grassroots faithful at Rep. Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit.

The former governor of Arkansas and Fox News personality was reacting to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, in which he identified climate change as the greatest threat to the country’s future.

Remember, as Obama yammered on about containing the threat from an unnamed terrorist threat (Islamists), ISIS/ISIL was threatening to kill two Japanese hostages, and has now claimed that they’ve killed one of the hostages.

In England, one man is dead and several were injured in a machete attack. There has been an arrest, but the name of the person arrested has not been released. I think we all can figure out why.

The AP has printed a “correction” to their story on 2014 being the hottest ever, noting that the original fable “did not include the caveat that other recent years had average temperatures that were almost as high — and they all fall within a margin of error that lessens the certainty that any one of the years was the hottest.” They did forget to mention that we’re quibbling about a supposed 0.02C increase.

There has been no warming in the Antarctic during the satellite record.

Islamic radicalism is continuing to grow, as the extremist viewpoint is taught in Islamic schools, mosques, and other outlets. If anyone points out the problem, they are immediately deemed an “Islamophobe”, in an attempt not just to shut down debate, but to create yet another protected class of which no negative discourse is allowed. I’ve often wondered why Leftists would do this, considering that hardcore Islam stands against women, gays, abortion, and just about everything Leftists believe in. Other than domineering centralized government, of course.

However, I do not trust Huckabee when it comes to “climate change”. In 2007, he backed a national cap and trade scheme. He said it was a “moral issue”. He flipped in 2010.

All that said, the threat from radical Islam is not just about violence, but about the Islamists insinuating themselves into Western culture, into our politics, and changing our systems.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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4 Responses to “Huckabee: “A beheading is a far greater threat to an American than a sunburn””

  1. Jeffery says:

    Huckabee is right. Beheading IS much worse than a sunburn. When you’re beheaded, your head is detached from your body and cannot be restored! With a sunburn, UV light from the sun damages UV absorbing cells in your skin, but you recover (although with an increased risk for skin cancers later in life). So, yes, literally losing your only head is much worse than a 1st degree burn burn on your shoulders. Unfortunately, his silly statement has no relevance to either terrorism or global warming. Only a simpleton would think his statement had meaning. But that is whom he hopes to attract.

    Most beheadings are performed by our good friends and allies, the government of Saudi Arabia, as public executions. But our politicians rarely criticize the fundamentalist Saudi violence. Fundamentalist Muslim militias, such as ISIS, also behead some of their prisoners. These are the beheadings that those like Huckabee fear.

    So while having your head cut off is worse than a sunburn, global warming will impact many more Americans than decapitation at the hands of Muslim extremists.

    If anyone points out the problem, they are immediately deemed an “Islamophobe”,

    That’s not true and you know it. We all recognize that the problem is radical, violent Muslims – not Islam, just as the fear in the 70s and 80s was from radical, violent Christians not the entire pro-life movement or Christianity.

    Steve King’s Freedom Summit

    LOL. Tells you all you need to know.

    However, I do not trust Huckabee when it comes to “climate change”. In 2007, he backed a national cap and trade scheme. He said it was a “moral issue”. He flipped in 2010.

    You and all conservatives suffer from what’s now termed Conservative Catastrophic Memory Loss. The carbon cap-and-trade system was a Republican proposal – up until the 2008 election. Republicans, including Huckabee, flip-flopped on climate change for political advantage (it didn’t help them).

  2. Jeffery says:

    I also like Mr. Huckabee. He’s a Midwestern hillbilly like me. He seems like a nice man.

    But he is an American conservative, intent on comforting the comfortable and afflicting the afflicted.

    Fortunately, the probability that he could ever be President in a fair election is about 0.01.

  3. jl says:

    “We all recognize the problem is radical, violent Muslims, not Islam, just as the fear in the 70’s and 80’s was from radical, violent Christians….” Really? I don’t remember that being anywhere close to the problem that Islam is today. Unless you’re ignoring that there’s probably millions of radical violent Muslims compared to a few radical Christians-and, where are those radical Christians with all their killings today? Other than that you’re comparing apples to pears. “Most beheadings are performed by our allies the government of Saudi Arabia.” But they’re beheading their own citizens and fellow Muslims, so you have that apples to pears thing again. Anyway, I’m sure that more than anything what Muslims fear the most is walking by a Planned Parenthood clinic. Scary.

  4. Jeffery says:


    So you’re afraid that ISIL is coming to your neighborhood to cut your head off? How’s that gonna happen? We have a thousand more more accidental gun deaths in the US than Muslim beheadings. So why do you fear Muslims so much?

    Half the Saudi beheadings are of foreigners. I hope you’re not visiting there anytime soon. They chop the heads off apostates, so they kill non-Muslims, too.

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