Mike Huckabee: North Korea Has More Freedom Than U.S.

kohenari:

One day after questioning President Barack Obama’s “Christian convictions” on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has delivered another quote that this time appears to riling up both the left and the right. During his speech at Saturday’s New Hampshire Freedom Summit, Huckabee reportedly said, “I’m beginning to think theres more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.”

Let’s get this guy together with Dennis Rodman; they’d make a dynamite team for the GOP in 2016. They don’t know a whole lot about the rampant human rights abuses taking place in North Korea, but that doesn’t stop them from talking favorably about the place.

Maybe their campaign slogan could be something like “Together We Can Make America A Little More Like North Korea … But Maybe Without The Gulag And Starvation … Or Whatever.”

yahoonewsphotos:

Koreas trade fire

North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said. (AP)

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I am a North Korean defector

i-am-simply-inspired:

Ugh that just broke my heart :(

kaijusaurus:

Inspired by the-collecting-turnip's earlier question, here are some North and South Korean kaiju films.

mapsontheweb:

The Ranges of Four Different North Korean Missiles

fuckyeahmodernflapper:

Pyongyang before the DemocraticPeople’s Republic of North Corea: a modern girl at cafe of Chosun Hotel, 1940.

ibad:

Rocko’s Modern Life foreshadowing Kim Jong-Un. Also, this kingdom was called “Balzac.” 

bluedogeyes:

Saturday Night Live S39E18 Seth Rogen-Ed Sheeran

"Kim Jong-un this week was re-elected as leader of North Korea, winning 100% of the vote, easily defeating his challenger, or else”.

citylandscapes:

Pyongyang, North Korea

assholeofday:

Mike Huckabee, Asshole of the Day for April 13, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

For the last 5 years there has been a neverending pattern of conservatives clutching their pearls and crying tyranny. Often it can be something like spying on American citizens and they cry out that Obama has destroyed American freedom, even though, as in the case of Sean Hannity, the program started under Bush and Hannity was a very vocal supporter of the program under Bush.

But invocations of tyranny are usually limited to past tyrants like Stalin or Hitler, not current ones. And for good reason— current tyrants still continue to do horrible things that would make the speaker look ridiculous. Apparently Mike Huckabee hasn’t figured this part out though, since he’s now on record comparing the US to North Korea:

"I’m beginning to think theres more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States."

The context for this quote is from going to the airport and having to deal with the TSA security. Here’s more:

“When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane – but if I want to go vote I don’t need a thing,” he continued, according to MSNBC.

I don’t know which one is more ridiculous— that Mike Huckabee thinks that TSA patdowns are worse than Kim Jong Un killing his uncle and all members of the uncle’s family or that Mike Huckabee is just now in 2014 noticing what happens at airports. Because the TSA and all its security theater is nothing new.

But the idea that you’d compare America under Obama to North Korea and find America wanting is just more proof that there is no pander that Mike Huckabee won’t do.

So, for pretending that the airport security that is relatively unchanged for the past decade is somehow proof of Obama’s tyranny, Mike Huckabee is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Mike Huckabee’s fourth time being named Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for

Full story: Talking Points Memo

mapsontheweb:

Comparison of shipping density in North and South Korea

samuel-johnson-judges-you:

  • The story behind the image where North Korea is black is both truth and exaggeration. While yes, a lot of it WAS dark, first noticed by NASA during the US space shuttle mission STS-42 in late January in 1992 , it was noticeable enough for NASA to have a satellite take a photo of it. The cause of the black out was due to the USSR dissolving on December 26th, 1991. 50-90% of North Korea was powered by Soviet Oil piped in from Siberia. The fall had the lines shut off for a while, leaving North Korea and China scrambling to deal with the issue. While there was still some light there, in the popular internet photo it is clearly doctored as the lights from surrounding countries fallow a complete outline of North Korea, leaving only Pyongyang and a few suburbs lit, they did it on purpose to make it not look doctored. This is easy stowed away as doctored because of the DMZ line between the Koreas. The DMZ is a 4 Kilometers wide, the line is the most heavily defended area on the planet, so naturally, there would be LOTS of light, and you can see the South Korean Line at about 4kilos from the outlined boarder (which was clearly computer added as the earth has no visible boarder lines, especially those being able to be seen at night) but does not show the North Korean line. We all know that any nation in north/south korea’s position would route all the necessary power straight to their side of the DMZ as to not be over taken by a lack of light. This is only common sense. Who ever doctored the photo probably took out a lot of the other residual light around North Korea and dimmed the light in the capital while also taking out the light completely from the DMZ, because that would clearly be the most lit up place other then the capital. Look at these pictures from a book published in 2002-03.

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    See this as well:

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    Also, much of the light around North Korea is greatly exaggerated to the point that light that is there, should not be there. Look at this: This island is very lit up, there is no way that the light from ships, even if you would have an ungodly amount of them, could compete with Seoul, South Korea. In fact, that “island” that would have to be there for that light, DOESN’T EXIST!

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    Stop believing propaganda. 

wtf-fun-factss:

Weird facts about North Korea - WTF fun facts

fuldagap:

Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 2011.