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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:41 PM
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Huckabee denies criticizing Portman's pregnancy
Source: AP

By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Friday denied that he was criticizing Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman when he suggested her pregnancy was glamorizing the idea of having children outside of marriage.

Huckabee, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, earlier this week complained about the perception of celebrities like Portman having children while unmarried. Portman, who won an Oscar for best actress for her role in "Black Swan," is expecting a child with fiance Benjamin Millepied.

"One of the things that is troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, 'Hey look, we're having children, we're not married, but we're having these children, and they're doing just fine,'" Huckabee told radio host Michael Medved on Monday. "But there aren't really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie."

Huckabee made the comments after Medved mentioned the Oscars and Portman's pregnancy. Huckabee said the public wasn't seeing the financial struggles single mothers face.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110304/D9LON5KO0.htm...



Was this because Natalie twice made pro union statements in the last month? During her SAG acceptance and the Q&A after her Academy win.
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:44 PM
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1. Keep talking, Gomer
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:45 PM
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2. What about Saint Bristol Palin? Why isn't Huckabee applauding Portman
like he applauded Palin? Both of them "chose life."
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:57 PM
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14. And unlike Bristol, Portman didn't use her pregnancy as a means to make money.
She was financially secure before she became pregnant.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:59 PM
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15. +1 - nailed it right there - Huckabee and Republicans are so full of shhhhhhh
Seriously, did Huckabee come from a time machine or something? If he had any courage he'd straight up say that he wants Christian conservative "need to be married to be pregnant" ideology into law.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 06:35 AM
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25. He is a dominionist
He thinks the Bible should be the law of the land.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:46 PM
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3. I don't think the story is Huckleberry criticizing Portman but rather that he
can't keep his story straight from Monday through Friday! That inability would make for one scary president!
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GeorgiaPeach Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:49 PM
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4. Oh he is just jealous because she can blame HER swelling girth on the baby.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:50 PM
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5. Portman is not a single mother, she has a supportive partner.
What difference does a ceremony and a piece of paper make in his support of her?

And as for kids of single mothers, they often do alright. My mom was a single mother and I've recently graduated with my PhD and am just about to graduate with an MD. Not exactly a fuck up, if you'll allow me to boast for a moment.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:08 PM
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9. My mom was a single mom too...
since she can't legally marry her partner. I'm about to get my PhD. Yep, my mom totally screwed up with me. :sarcasm:
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rusty quoin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 12:01 AM
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16. Yes! And who would dare criticize someone like Portman?
She has done everything right. She is intelligent, waited for the right time to have a baby, never been in trouble, has always been classy, is a great role model for young girls, and is a Democrat. Oh of course that explains it.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:26 PM
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31. Having some official god botherer mumble over you
while you itch and can't scratch in uncomfortable formal wear is the whole idea for the religious reich. If you don't get mumbled over, it doesn't matter who you are or what you've done, you're going to hell if you're allowing some man to do that to you, especially if you do a shameful thing like produce a baby.

Males, of course, are utterly blameless.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:50 PM
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6. Perhaps he just "misspoke?"
Yeah, that's the ticket.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:53 PM
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7. Huckster thinks the public isn't seeing the financial struggles single mothers face?
What planet does he live on? Those of us living in the real world see single mothers struggling every day, and then watch assholes like Huckabee criticize them for continuing their pregnancies (and condemning abortion in the next breath) and then attempt to pull the safety net out from underneath them.

Shame on him.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:00 PM
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8. Here's a suggestion, Huck: Why don't you STFU between now and 2012...
and maybe you won't continue to embarrass yourself every goddam day?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:10 PM
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10. Huckabee is a walking Faux Pas
But Gomer knows he has no chance for President after letting people
out of prison so they can kill and rape some more so he is just saying
stupid crap to pimp his book.

more stupid from mike
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 07:58 AM
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29. +1
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:27 PM
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11. A liar and a hypocrite
Just another right-wing piece of shit. Can we blame him for his son being a future serial killer?
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:39 PM
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12. Fuckabee has a book to sell
He will say all kinds of crazy shit if he thinks it will help him move a little product.
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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 07:16 AM
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27. +1 It couldn't be more obvious.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:48 PM
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13. Well GOLLY, SGT. Carter......
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rusty quoin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 12:08 AM
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17. The resemblance is remarkable.
Goes to show you, you cannot tell an asshole by looks. Jim Nabors is terrific.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 12:58 AM
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18. He who denied it, supplied it, sez I.
.
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Chalfont Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 01:07 AM
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19. I like to call him...
Michael Shut-the-fuck-up-abee.
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 01:08 AM
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20. "Hollywood starlet"? I think, once she has won an Oscar,
she's a bona fide star.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:26 AM
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22. That's what they called them in the Fifties
Where Hucksterbee still lives, and belongs back in.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 01:32 AM
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21. Repuke speak = lie, insult, lie, insult, lie, drink water.
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progrocktv Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 04:41 AM
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23. But Portman is engaged...
...and Bristol is...er...not!

Get your facts straight Huck

Also speaking of facts while I'm at it, the next time you tell the bass player of YES, that he is your all-time favorite bass player, it might help to get his name right. It's Chris SQUIRE (not McGuire) you idiot!
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 06:17 AM
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24. my mom was a single mom.
Edited on Sat Mar-05-11 06:20 AM by DesertFlower
she raised 3 daughters. we all turned out fine.
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 06:40 AM
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26. Huckabee on Bristol Palin
Mike Huckabee, in 2008, on Bristol Palin having a child with a man she was engaged to, before theyd actually married:

It ought to be a reminder that here is a family that loves one another. They stuck with each other though the tough times and thats what families do. Huckabee said the surprise pregnancy announcement should not affect vice presidential candidate Sarah Palins support in the conservative and religious right communities. Im grateful for the way shes being supported by her family.


Atlantic Magazine

Mike Hucksterbee is a smarmy fraud.
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 10:25 AM
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36. A Smarmy Fraud....And A Fucking Hypocrite...... (n/t)
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 07:42 AM
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28. Right, and he really meant Indonesia, not Kenya
It turns out he's an out-and-out liar.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 12:23 PM
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30. Murphy Brown Redux. You'd think they'd know better. nt
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:32 PM
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32. What's the matter, Huckabee? Blowback a bit much for you?
Good for Natalie Portman, who's remained silent. The fact she attended Harvard, speaks four languages and started working at (IIRC,) 14 in a very competitive industry speaks much louder than a blowhard Republican who now realizes he has, officially, Stepped In It. In a big way.

Should I mention she's 29 - old enough to think for herself - and has received the highest honor of her industry? :lmao:

:woohoo:
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 03:33 PM
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33. It's going to be tough for you, Mike, watching another man be nominated.
And get beaten by our nominee. Rest assured, you will never make it anywhere near the WH.
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 09:09 PM
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34. I figure Huckleberries is against what Hollywood stands for.
Hollywood is thought to tend liberal.
Liberal is bad.
Conservative is good.
Therefore, Hollywood is bad.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 04:37 PM
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37. "Old Hollywood" tended liberal, as did show business in general. Those around 40, not so
much.
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The Nexus Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 07:17 AM
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35. I hope to god Nat will release the baby's midichloreon count. nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 04:43 PM
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38. Shades of Mr. Potatoe Head himself. At least NP is a real person, tho, not
Edited on Sun Mar-06-11 04:47 PM by No Elephants
a character in a sitcom pretending to be pregnant.

But, Bristol's admirable and Natalie isn't? Seriously?

And aren't there many kids born in wedlock who are not doing "just fine?"
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 02:12 AM
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39. Liar.
Fucking liar.

And those "financial struggles", you piece of shit, are DIRECTLY caused by REPUKES like you.
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