Last week, the gang on the Fox & Friends curvy couch said that they were "up in arms" about how some residents, who lived near a NJ Naval Weapons Station, had the audacity to complain about the volume of the National Anthem which is played at the base during the morning flag raising ceremony. Not to be outdone in the phony patriotism department, Mike Huckabee, castigated those same residents who, according to Huckabee, should be thankful for the "sounds of freedom." You just can't make this stuff up - oh, wait a minute, this is Fox News where TV is reality. Never mind.
Last night, appearing as though he had consumed a little too much caffeine, Huckebee bounced as he told his real American audience that his reaction, to those who complained, was "not one of sympathy." He then informed his audience that he lives on the Gulf coast, "surrounded by some of America's premier military installations" which he proceeded to name.
Stop right here. Huckabee, in trying to compare his residence to those in New Jersey, is being ridiculous. His 8,224 sq. foot $3 million Florida mansion is located in Blue Mountain Beach and not near within earshot of the bases which he cited - unlike the modest houses in New Jersey which are very near the base.
Huckebee waxed poetic about the "tough hombres," in military helicopters who fly over his house. He spoke of how he is used to low flying aircraft that rattle his windows and how when he hears them, he smiles and says "thank you" because those are "not the sounds of annoyance; but the sounds of freedom." After praising the military he said that if they want to "blast" the National Anthem in his neighborhood, "so be it" because "if they're getting up that early to protect me then I sure as heck ought to be able to drag my butt out of bed to salute them." Huck just effused patriotism with his declaration that the sound of military aircraft is "far more comforting" than "an enemy rocket soaring into my kitchen."
He ended his homily: "If you hear some noise coming from a military installation near you, instead of calling city hall and whining about it, how about a call to heaven and tell God that you appreciate being an American and maybe you would ask if he's please keep an eye for those folks who are making the noise."
And the audience whooped and clapped. Nuff said...
An observation: Gomer’s wingnut teabagger rally is recorded in New York City which has a very young young and ethnically diverse populace. His studio audience is the standard Fux Noise old and white. They look like they were bused in from some assisted care facility on the Jersey shore.