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Like Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee is going to tell you a few secrets that Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know. No, seriously! That’s how he’s making money these days, and it’s all because he wants to be president and definitely not because Huck knows a good grift when he sees one. The New York Times explains how Huckabee is using this one weird trick to cure diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses all the way to the goddamn bank.

In his diabetes video, Mr. Huckabee promotes the “Diabetes Solution Kit,” a $19.95 booklet with advice on eating, exercise and dietary supplements. “Just sit tight,” he says in the two-minute, 40-second pitch, “because in a moment, a free presentation is coming up.” He promises it will reveal “all the natural secrets that are backed by real science that really work.”

But rather than science, the second, lengthier video peddles a diabetes “cure” consisting of cinnamon and chromium picolinate. […]

Asked this month at an appearance in Iowa if he had used cinnamon and chromium picolinate to reverse his diabetes, he said he had not. “No, I reversed it by taking better care of my health,” he said. Pressed about the dietary supplements promoted by the company he endorses, for which he was paid an undisclosed fee, he said: “I’ll do anything that promotes good health. Yes, sir.”

If we wanted to be a dick about it, Yr Wonket could quote Bertrand Russell at Huckabee and his aggressively ignorant followers. Instead, we are going to join in the fun and purchase multiple copies of Mike Huckabee’s Phounding Phrenologists Kit, so we can discover the secrets of the Constitution they don’t want us to know!

Look, if you’re already gullible enough to fall for evangelical Christianity, then of course you’re willing to believe that cinnamon cures diabetes. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Huckabee’s audience is happy to sign over part of their Social Security checks for this crap. Doing so makes them feel smart and healthy in a way that school, diet, and exercise never could.

But Huckabee’s hucksterism may have crossed a line. Turns out that all the “science” that supports this quackery comes from places that aren’t exactly right with the Lord, freedom-wise.

David Schardt, senior nutritionist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said: “When you look at good studies, cinnamon and chromium don’t have an effect. There are some crumby studies that show they have some effect.” The poor research, he added, largely was done in China, Iran and Turkey.

Is Mike Huckabee on the take from the mullahs in Tehran, or the whatever-Mooslim-sounding-things-they-have-in-Ankara? We’ll tell you just as soon as you fill out this form and watch this informational video. It will literally blow your mind, figuratively speaking.

[New York Times]

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  • Steverino247

    A fool and his Presidential aspirations are soon parted.

    And the cool part is you can use both meanings of “aspirations” in that joke because he’s definitely sucking somebody.

  • Virginia Dreaming

    Apparently Huckabee needs to take some lessons from Creflo Dollar. He is not going for the big score.

    • Blank Ron

      Ah, but he’s going for the long con. If he becomes President (I know, not gonna happen, but let the man dream) he gets that $390,000,000 Boeing VC-25. Dollar and his $60,000,000 Gulfstream are small potatoes by comparison.

  • Callyson

    Tell me, NYT linky, what do the professionals have to say about this snake oil du jour supplement?

    The American Diabetes Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association caution against treatments like the one peddled by the company Mr. Huckabee represents.

  • freakishlystrong

    Why do conservatives all have “asshole resting face?”

  • Nounverb911

    Is eating more squirrel part of the diet?

    • Toomush_Infer

      Yes, and fucking chicken…

  • Callyson
    • Lizzietish81

      I’m Bob Dole, and I’d like to talk about my prostate.

      • Steverino247

        Well, SOMEbody has to I suppose.

      • MrBlobfish

        I’m Bob Dole’s prostate, and I’d like to talk to you about AmWay.

      • bobbert

        Don’t you mean “Bob Dole’s prostate”?

  • Toomush_Infer

    Beyonce does not approve….

  • Viva La Tabula Raza

    Are they using inshallah inshulin in those studies in Turkey and Iran?

  • freakishlystrong

    Here’s what I want asked and answered of all these embarrassing asshole “candidates”. “Why do you want to be President?” Why? They hate most Americans, hate her government, (and governing), hate her laws. Someone, anyone, ask Rand, ask Rick, ask that fat blowhard above, “what do you offer for the American People?”

    • Nounverb911

      If they hate government so much, why are they in it?

      • Blank Ron

        For the free gifts?

    • Spotts1701

      Because being mad without power is boring! No one listens to you!

  • Callyson

    Jesus, the NYT link just doesn’t quit:

    One ad arriving in January in the inboxes of Huckabee supporters, who signed up for his political commentaries at MikeHuckabee.com, claims there is a miracle cure for cancer hidden in the Bible. The ad links to alengthy Internet video, which offers a booklet about the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol. It is “free” with a $72 subscription to a health newsletter.

    Another recent pitch sent out to Huckabee’s supporters carried the subject line “Food Shortage Could Devastate Country.” It promoted Food4Patriots survival food kits, described as the “No. 1 item you should be hoarding.”

    • memzilla

      Dear Mr. Huckabee:

  • Toomush_Infer

    Ah huck, ah huck, ah huck a bee….

  • Lizzietish81

    Speaking of which, I see the Newsmax thing is down again.

  • memzilla

    MIKE HUCKABEE / CREFLO DOLLAR 2016!

    • AntiDerpomeme

      If you make those gold coin dollars, I’ll buy ’em. ‘Cause Rush tol’ me that’s a wise inflation hedge. (yeah, I know, different kind of dollar, but I’m beyond thrilled about hording piles of coins featuring Huck’s pudgy face)

  • Callyson

    A number of customers of Barton Publishing have complained online about exorbitant and unauthorized charges to credit and debit cards. This reporter ordered the 95-page booklet promoted by Mr. Huckabee, for an advertised $19.97 for a downloadable copy and $19.95, plus shipping, for a printed copy, and found a $120.08 charge to his Visa card, which included a $67 coaching video that was not ordered. Mr. Barton said fewer than 1 percent of customers complained about overcharges, which he said were the result of user error.

    Say, you know what else was the result of user error?

    • Lizzietish81

      Three Mile Island?

    • Viva La Tabula Raza

      George W Bush’s 2000 Florida election victory?

    • Nounverb911

      The hanging chads in Florida?

      • Blank Ron

        You’re assuming that was an error.

    • memzilla

      Any and all words coming out of Mittbot Rmoney’s pie-hole?

    • chascates

      The first George Bush administration?

    • JohnBull

      The Ford Tempo?

    • Virginia Dreaming

      Tom Cotton’s letter?

    • chicken thief

      All that canine porn in Santorum’s browser cache?

    • The scorch marks on my inner thighs?

    • Baby_Raptor

      Huckabee himself?

    • Brother Yam

      Hitler?

    • Weldon Thomas

      The sinking of the Titanic?

  • Lizzietish81

    Being a curious individual I decided to look up the Chromium

    http://www.drugs.com/mtm/chromium-picolinate.html

    • Callyson

      What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking chromium picolinate?

      Before using chromium picolinate, talk to your healthcare provider. You may not be able to use chromium picolinate if you have certain medical conditions…

      diabetes (especially if you use insulin)

      Fuck you, Mike Huckabee…

      • Lizzietish81

        There’s also a fun bit about loss of mental faculties and pissing blood.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          How would you be able to tell with this crowd that any mental faculties were lost?

        • Virginia Dreaming

          Huckabee would not miss his mental faculties [img]http://i.imgur.com/oVEMZZT.jpg[/img]

      • Virginia Dreaming

        OMG, that is so funny. In a gallows humor sort of way.

      • Toomush_Infer

        Oh, I get it now (reading further):

        Stop using chromium picolinate and call your doctor at once if you have:

        thinking problems, trouble concentrating;

        • Virginia Dreaming

          Huckabee’s thinking problems came long before the Chromium picolinate.

      • Lex Luthor

        Yup. You really don’t want to risk lowering your blood sugar too far because you combined your prescribed insulin with a home remedy. That’s deadly coma territory for a diabetic.

        • laineypc

          Well let’s hope he put all the “ask your doctors” in the forms and videos or there is maybe a little liability problem in his future?

    • Blank Ron

      I didn’t look it up online, but I did call the local plating shop.

  • Callyson

    Mr. Huckabee, who earlier this year released a book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” celebrates the populist culture and values in the “flyover” states, the political identity he is preparing to run on. His manifesto appeared before he endorsed the diabetes cure, which includes numerous foods to cut from one’s diet. One of those on the list: grits.

    Another Republican hypocrite?

    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s—5qW05v3–/nttqxy6m0e2faqw0pg63.gif

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Also not so good for you: gravy. Specifically for diabetics gravy that has been thickened with flour or some other starchy substance.

      And of course, you should never eat your gun.

    • laineypc

      hypogrit

  • JohnBull

    He kind of stole my idea: selling cinnamon rolls to combat diabetes. If the rubes are convinced that you can eat a KFC double-down sandwich because the bread was what was causing your weight gain, why wouldn’t you believe this?

  • Virginia Dreaming

    Mike Huckabee, the ShamWow of presidential candidates.

  • Olav_Pompatus

    So … my diabetes can be cured by more Cinnabon? This is deliciously good news!

    • Beat me to it! And this time I did actually scroll down. Or so I thought.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Look, if you’re already gullible enough to fall for evangelical
    Christianity, then of course you’re willing to believe that cinnamon
    cures diabetes.

    PT Barnum had this figured out a century ago.

  • exinkwretch

    It’s a short leap from peddling political snake oil to peddling medicinal snake oil.

    • Blank Ron

      And vice versa – lookin’ at you, Ben…

  • So this giant Cinnabon will cure my diabetes? Science is wonderful.

    • Spotts1701

      Well, put it this way – you’ll never have to worry about diabetes again after eating it.

    • ahughes798

      Good god almighty, this is great news! Thank you, Jeebus.

  • Blackest Noobs

    so question why would i take dieting, exercising, and anti-diabetes advice from someone who is clearly a fat piece of shit? I mean has Huckabee seen a mirror or a photo of himself?

    Seriously dude has packed on the weight since 2008. Seriously why would you buy his advice when clearly he does not even remotely look like a picture of good health?

    • chicken thief

      Since they plan to have fewer GOP debates, Huck is going to push for other competitive events for the candidates and he is going to beat Chris Christie in the wet t-shirt contest come hell or high water!

      • ahughes798

        Thank you for the really ugly picture in my head!

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Hey, the “Atkins Diet” made millions for Dr. Atkins, who had congestive heart failure and weighed 258 at the time of his death.
      There are morons who would follow the “Rush Limbaugh Diet” if Rush took the trouble to invent one.

      • Blackest Noobs

        and ex-girlfriend’s uncle almost died because he did the atkins diet. and though doctors make fun of them, you know cuz they’re not really doctors, he was dentist, he kinda, shoulda known better.

        weight loss is really easy though if you have to stick with it. it means major changes and can seem to be hard because we live in a society that is hardwired for carbs and sugars. if you can’t change the world, change yourself.

  • chicken thief

    “all the natural secrets that are backed by real science that really work.”

    Suddenly ‘science’ has a place in our lives?!

    • Virginia Dreaming

      “Science, religion, pity – anything I can use to separate you and your money has a place in my life.” – Mike “the ShamWow candidate” Huckabee

      • Zyxomma

        Just like $i$ter $arah.

    • Baby_Raptor

      Everything is allowed when it makes you money.

    • TheBidenator

      Sure if it shovels money into Huck’s pockets but that other science? Devils work I tells ya!

    • BackDoorMan

      … and not just science, but “real science”.

  • chicken thief

    Well, I for one can’t afford the $19.95 so I just won’t vaccinate my kids ’cause that’s prolly the sekrit.

  • Virginia Dreaming

    Next, I think Huckabee will be endorsing is the Paula Deen anti-diabetes and weight loss cookbook.

  • Lex Luthor

    Cinnamon in large quantities on a regular basis can damage your liver. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/260430.php The EU even has limits on the amount allowed in pastries because of this. Lots of people think, “Eh, even if it doesn’t help, what can it hurt. It’s natural!” But everything is derived from the natural world in the end, and you can really mess yourself up with natural substances.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      You beat me to it. Good link, too. Cinnamon apparently does help with blood pressure but you either have to use the extremely expensive type of cinnamon or filter the ordinary kind through your coffee maker to get rid of the coumarin, which can be messy. In any case, it doesn’t have huckabee-squat to do with curing diabetes.

      • anniegetyerfun

        It doesn’t cure diabetes, but it does lower blood sugar.

      • Sheesko

        It does nothing for blood pressure. I guess you meant blood glucose. You don’t use a lot of it to get this effect: maybe a quarter-teaspoon at the most, a few times a week, maybe, with a meal. Some people put it in gelatin capsules for convenience but I just throw some in my balsamic & olive oil salad dressing and like that.

        You can buy the good stuff, Cinnamomum verum, for about a dollar an ounce — cheaper than McCormicks in Safeway — at online stores like Mountain Rose Herbs or Smile Herb Shoppe (College Park, MD, for you local yokels). That’s the kind that has almost no coumarins — important for Type II Diabetics who also take anti-coagulant medications like coumadin/warfarin, as I do.

        • Zyxomma

          I get my Sri Lanka cinnamon at a local herb store, where I can buy great organic herbs. For blood pressure, eat your broccoli and drink beet juice (which tastes even better with ginger root).

    • Usedtobeyellerdawg

      When people tell me, “it’s all natural!”, I answer, “So is arsenic.”

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Strychnine – all natural! So is cobra venom.
      And what could be more natural than a healthy serving of puffer fish sushi?

  • Portia McGonagal

    So basically Chuckles the Huckster is confirming that Jesus can’t cure what ails you.

  • Bitter Scribe

    How did Jon Stewart ever keep a straight face long enough to interview this guy?

  • Virginia Dreaming

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  • dshwa

    My general rule is that the usefulness of a drug (or wannabe drug like this) is inversely proportional to the number of conversations I’ve had with a drug rep about it plus celebrity endorsements of it. And don’t even get me started about ads on TV.

    • Blank Ron

      Ask your doctor if [some medicine whose side effects are worse than the condition they’re supposed to treat] is right for you.

  • OneYieldRegular

    “And as your President, my first priority will be to ensure that the God-given right to exploit the un-educated for maximum $profit$ is upheld.”

  • MrBlobfish

    His anecdotal evidence has me convinced.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      It is hard to deny the effectiveness of his fluctuating body weight.

      Another way to control diabetes: Capture and torture to death a small animal. With votes.

  • I_Buttle

    God-Talk: one “wierd” way to get, an apparently unending supply of, Suckers to give you all their money! Proven effective! Order now at Grifters int, LLC! 2000+ years of fleecing success!!!!

  • cheetojeebus

    One of the secrets is to get the pitch to just the right temperature so it flows easily, too hot and the funs over too quickly, too cool and it will be a bear to spread. Some advocate for duck down instead of feathers tho experience has shown the subtext carried by chicken feathers is an entertaining tidbit it would be a shame to omit. Now for a rail, be sure it isn’t rough sawn as the splinters will be a painful annoyance to the beefy men privileged to run him out of town.

  • Baby_Raptor

    “I’ll do anything that promotes good health. Yes, sir.”

    Except things that actually promote good health like access to insurance, access to BC, abortion, a roof over your head, access to healthy food and the means to prepare it, healthy air/environment…

    • Sheesko

      Accidentally kicked over a chair just now jumping up to applaud you.

      • Baby_Raptor

        I hope the chair is okay!

    • C.D. Random

      Yes, abortion works wonders for the unborn’s health, not to mention the mental health of women that do abort.

      • Baby_Raptor

        Abortion saves lives. Yes, some *people (It’s not only women that get pregnant) suffer mental issues after but to pretend that this is all that happens and that the majority of people who abort aren’t happy with their decision is nothing short of willfully ignoring fact.

        As for the health of the fetus…What about all the pregnancies that are ended due to fetal defect? Or the ones that are ended because the pregnant person cannot raise the kid? Because of rape or abuse? All of those are better for the pregnancy than going to term and suffering.

        You’re so stuck on abortion being bad that you can’t see where it does good. If you want to stay that then you do you. Keep your personal opinions in your own life. Leave my rights alone.

        • C.D. Random

          Fetal defect? Just because you would off yourself if you weren’t perfect, doesn’t mean all babies that will have problems don’t deserve to have a chance at life. Everyone has something to contribute, even if it’s a
          person that is born severely handicapped, and unable to understand
          others. Those deserve the chance to exist if only to remind us to be
          compassionate to our fellow humans.

          Can’t raise the kid? Adoption.

          Rape or abuse? It’s not the baby’s fault. The mother should be getting proper counseling about her issues concerning the very bad situation she went through. There are plenty of people that was conceived in rape that have become successful and productive people. Suffering isn’t a good enough excuse for murder.

          I won’t say no to an abortion where the child puts the life of the mother at risk, that would fit under self-defense. I’m also not looking to force the law to acknowledge life at conception. I just find it a shame people think feeling comfortable in their life trumps the right of another to live.

          • Baby_Raptor

            Fetal defect? Just because you would off yourself if you weren’t perfect, doesn’t mean all babies that will have problems don’t deserve to have a chance at life.

            What about fetuses without brains? Or fetuses whose lungs/hearts don’t develop to function well enough to sustain life? Do you think that these fall under “not perfect” too?Are we obligated to let these fetuses suffer because you think it’s shallow?

            Can’t raise the kid? Adoption.

            Yes, let’s sump more kids into the already over-crowded foster care system so they can be abused, not cared for and then dumped the moment they turned 18. Do actually educate yourself before you spout “solutions.”

            Rape or abuse? It’s not the baby’s fault. The mother should be getting proper counseling about her issues concerning the very bad situation she went through.

            It’s not the pregnant person’s fault either. Why should they have to suffer because you project non-factual feelings onto tissue?

            By the way, you’re engaging in RAMPANT word abuse here. A baby is born. Nobody aborts babies. Further, being pregnant does NOT make one a mother.

            Suffering isn’t a good enough excuse for murder.

            Can’t murder something that isn’t alive. Know what an early pregnancy is? Not alive.

            I won’t say no to an abortion where the child puts the life of the mother at risk, that would fit under self-defense.

            It’s ALL self-defense. EVERY pregnancy threatens a person’s life–You can’t get around that when you have something leeching off your very body.

            I just find it a shame people think feeling comfortable in their life trumps the right of another to live.

            “Comfort” is a deliberate and gross purposeful misconstruing of the reasons people abort.

            There isn’t a single anti-abortion argument based on plain, truthful fact. That should tell you something.

          • C.D. Random

            You haven’t given one good reason TO abort. You used to be a lump of tissue in your mother’s belly. Lucky for you, your mother chose to let that lump of tissue you claim has no life grow until it became something you would want to claim as something that has life. All of your reasons are wholly based on convenience and lack of responsibility, both in society and personally.

            Oh, and ‘Why shouldn’t they have to suffer’. Protip, The woman was raped. She already suffers. She needs to be helped with her suffering, not the fact she got pregnant.

            Every pregnancy threatens a person’s life? I’m gonna just discard that based on the actual FACTS that people come to full term with no complications EVERY DAY. Thousands of times a day in fact. Even people in secluded tribes without any modern medical care have mothers that didn’t end up in a risky situation due to pregnancy.

            A fertilized embryo has all the information it needs to become an adult. All of it. All it needs is food and shelter. Guess what, you need food and shelter NOW. So… you’re not alive? Bacteria is a single celled organism. It is classified as alive. So… Bacteria is alive but a fertilized embryo isn’t. I know what the “Law” says. It doesn’t acknowledge a human until after birth. I don’t agree with that, because it just doesn’t make sense.

            I do get there are tons of horror stories about children in foster homes or waiting for adoption. Couldn’t that be blamed on our society not taking responsibility for those that have been left without parents, wether the parents couldn’t take care of them financially, or through the parents being jailed or dead. What happened to the orphanages that was run by people who care? They are all gone, probably due to government making regulations that just doesn’t make sense, ones that sound good for the moment or a specific instance, but have terrible ramifications down the road. I personally want to adopt. Actually I want to have my own children, and if they aren’t twins, adopt a kid so they can grow up as adopted twins (since I am a twin myself).

            Is it really so disgusting and reprehensible idea to give everyone a chance, even if it’s a poor one?

          • Baby_Raptor

            You haven’t given one good reason TO abort.

            Is it your body? No? Then your opinion on whether or not the reason is “good” means Fuck-all.

            . You used to be a lump of tissue in your mother’s belly. Lucky for you, your mother chose to let that lump of tissue you claim has no life grow until it became something you would want to claim as something that has life.

            My “mother” didn’t want me. Neither did my paternal DNA donor. They didn’t “choose” to “let me grow;” they were blackmailed into it by my grandparents. They lost custody of me when I was 15 months old and said grandparents got me where I was then abused in the name of religion for 19 years til I left and they disowned me.

            Don’t go presuming that you know enough about perfect strangers to use their lives for your agenda. We’re real people with real lives and you cheapen that when you pretend we’re talking points.

            Oh, and ‘Why shouldn’t they have to suffer’. Protip, The woman was raped. She already suffers. She needs to be helped with her suffering, not the fact she got pregnant.

            That’s not your decision to make unless it’s your body. The PERSON (again, not all people who get pregnant are women) who got raped decides what they need, not anyone else except MAYBE their doctor.

            Every pregnancy threatens a person’s life? I’m gonna just discard that based on the actual FACTS that people come to full term with no complications EVERY DAY. Thousands of times a day in fact.

            And that’s yet another example of why you shouldn’t be making these decisions for other people. The fact that a person carried a pregnancy without complications doesn’t mean that they weren’t in danger; it means they got lucky and that danger didn’t turn catastrophic.

            Have you ever BEEN pregnant? Try talking to those of us who have; we can tell you all about it.

            A fertilized embryo has all the information it needs to become an adult. All of it. All it needs is food and shelter.

            And development, and time, and a lot of luck, and the CONSENT of the person it gets all this from…

            Guess what, you need food and shelter NOW. So… you’re not alive?

            I have a lot of things a fertilized embryo does not. A brain, organs, bodily functions, bodily fluids…You know, the things that make someone alive?

            Further, if a fertilized embryo has “everything” it needs but “food and shelter” why do 75-80% of pregnancies miscarry before the second trimester? Methinks you’re not being totally honest here…

            I know what the “Law” says. It doesn’t acknowledge a human until after birth. I don’t agree with that, because it just doesn’t make sense.

            Not true. It doesn’t give a human RIGHTS til birth. Even then, there is absolutely no situation wherein a human has a right to another human’s body so even if, as you seem to desire, a fetus were given rights before birth you couldn’t make abortion illegal without giving them special privileges.

            Is it really so disgusting and reprehensible idea to give everyone a chance, even if it’s a poor one?

            Yes. It is utterly immoral and reprehensible to birth a child that you know will go on to suffer when you could prevent that suffering by abortion. A pregnancy loses nothing by being aborted. It never had a life, or expectations, or rights, or all the other bullshit forced birthers project onto it. It’s a developing clump of tissue. Stopping that development deprives it off nothing.

          • C.D. Random

            Death isn’t the only remedy for suffering. And since when has a biological male become pregnant? I’m leaving you alone in your confusion.

          • Baby_Raptor

            Death isn’t the only remedy for suffering.

            Abortion is only legal for health reasons or fetal defect at the point where a fetus would die were it aborted. An early pregnancy is not alive. It does not have the organs, functions or brain to be alive.

            Further, who are you to decide what is and isn’t a solution to a problem that isn’t yours and you know nothing about?

            And since when has a biological male become pregnant?

            Biological male!=man. There are these people who are trans or gender-fluid, maybe you’ve heard of them? If not I’ll gladly explain it to you.

            And human rights aren’t government given, they are natural.

            Not in the US they aren’t. They’re given by the Constitution.

            Something given by the government can be taken by a vote and a stroke of the pen.

            You would know, as you heartily advocate doing just that. Yet you claim that human rights, such as autonomy, are natural. So why are you contradicting yourself by attempting to remove them?

            But no stroke of the pen will ever make denying the chance at a full life out of convenience right.

            “Convenience” is a gross and deliberate misconstruing of why people abort. It’s a bald-faced LIE. And it’s one of the millions of lies anti-abortionists use to pretend that their grandstanding is something more than a child’s tempertantrum at the fact that perfect strangers are daring to live by their own morals instead of yours.

            I’m done responding to you. You’ve proven amply that you do not care about people, facts or reality and frankly I don’t like assholes who think that my life is less important than a chunk of tissue and that their feelings should trump my rights. So have fun pretending that you’re some hero and you matter while you cheer on about killing people. That’s what you’d accomplish by banning abortion:: Killing people. Hope you’re proud of it.

          • C.D. Random

            I don’t acknowledge gender outside of biological. There is no reason to, because everything else (genderfluid etc) has it’s roots not in biology, but in societal perception. It’s defined because the person wants it to be defined. I have no problem with a male relating to what society feels like a female should do and act like. But they can’t change their genetics.

            Look. It’s really simple to work this out as what is right. Ask yourself, would you want it to happen to you? If you wouldn’t want it to happen to you, why would you ever wish it for someone else?

          • Baby_Raptor

            So…More you willfully ignoring fact. Got it.

            Like I said before, keep your idiocy and your grandstanding in your own life. The rest of us have the right to live by our own beliefs and we shouldn’t suffer because you refuse to acknowledge reality.

          • C.D. Random

            Why should I have to acknowledge your idiocy and grandstanding? I’m not stopping anyone from believing what they want to believe. And there’s no reality to societal perceptions. There is reality in genetics.

          • Baby_Raptor

            Okay but there’s nothing genetic about gender. Gender is a societal construct.

            You are deliberately, and falsely, equating sex and gender. The two are not the same. You pretending they are anyway isn’t going to change this, even if you believe it enough to necro an 8 month old comment and lecture perfect strangers on it.

          • Baby_Raptor

            Also, I would just like to point out that I point blank talked about fetuses that have not developed necessary body parts to live and yet you insist that I “haven’t given one good reason to abort.”

            So in your mind a short life and painful death for a baby, massive unnecessary physical pain/effort for the pregnant person and massive unnecessary emotional trauma for both the parents is “not a good reason to abort.”

            In other words you’re so wrapped up in your ideology that you can’t admit that there ARE good reasons to abort at all. You are a perfect example of why abortion has to stay legally protected and safe: You’re so caught up in your own fee-fees on the matter that real people and their real experiences have stopped registering.

  • TheBidenator

    For some reason I can’t shake the idea that this story and Creflo Dollar’s quest to bilk a new private jet are somehow linked….it’s as if there is some commonality but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Oh well, time to consume mass quantities of cinnamon and chromium picolinate, Huck’s orders!

  • Me not sure

    I’m not so sure about the diabetes scam, but I would gladly crowdfund some cosmetic dentistry for this yokel.

  • Me not sure

    Holy shit, did I just creflo myself?

  • Mavenmaven

    Convince people that the stuff in their pantry will cure all diseases and those unfortunates will be less concerned about having insurance and access to actual health care.

  • lancemh

    Huckster Mike Huckabee is a joke. If he were a serious candidate for President, he would not be peddling supplements, and “practicing medicine” without a license.
    However, I will concede that there are some serious university studies on the medical research website, Pubmed.com, that demonstrate rather positive results in the regulation of blood sugar when taking certain amounts of cinnamon. I now take a cinnamon supplement everyday that is sold at Costco and that I have found rather effective. If I eat a sweet dessert, I will take two of the those capsules and I never get that “sleepy sugar crash” feeling that I have since I was a kid (I have low blood sugar so paradoxically, if I don’t eat or eat something very sweet, I have a similar response as a diabetic). So there seems to be some merit to the claims that cinnamon can balance out blood sugar spikes.
    Nevertheless, I am always very skeptical of the many claims on the internet and elsewhere of the propriety of taking supplements and vitamins. In fact, recent research debunks the many claims that a vast majority of supplements are good for you, and effective in “treating” whatever the physical condition is that they are targeting. Even Dr. Oz – talk about a huckster – has had many of his claims about supplements debunked. No serious physician would tout the ostensible effectiveness of these products; which speaks volumes about Dr. Oz, as well his motives for being a “supplement pusher”.
    Maybe Huckabee can select Dr. Oz as his VP candidate, and they can go on the campaign trail and try to persuade the electorate to put two Snake Oil Salesmen into the White House; all the while “dealing” their product line as metaphorically – speaking, the “opiate of the masses” . . . bet Huckabee would love that comparison (it’s a quote by Karl Marx regarding religion).

    • anniegetyerfun

      Yeah, I find cinnamon and chromium to be excellent levelers of blood glucose. No reason to buy Huckabee’s version, like you say, when Costco has the same thing for so much less.

  • anniegetyerfun

    Cinnamon and chromium do lower blood sugar levels, as does green tea. They aren’t cures, obviously, but they can help some people take fewer meds. The research in China was actually quite extensive. I use these all the time to lower my medication use or just to help drop a high blood sugar level. The results actually are striking: up to a 50 point drop in blood sugar 30 minutes after taking a supplement.

    I mean, Huckabee can go fuck himself, but these kinds of supplements, especially in adequate doses, do help this diabetic. I would never buy some souped up version of them; I just get Naturemade capsules from Amazon.

    • starfanglednut

      No shit. Good to know!

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Cinnamon, at least, is harmless. But take a pass on the chromium, which your diet most assuredly has plenty of, and which in excess can damage your DNA. “Lowering blood glucose” is a crappy endpoint for crappy studies (liver damage does that quite nicely.)

    • Zyxomma

      Yes. Read Dr. Gabriel Cousens and David Rainoshek’s book, “There Is a Cure for Diabetes.” Dr. Cousens has been helping people reverse diabetes at the Tree of Life Center in Patagonia, AZ, for years. There’s a newer edition of the book; I haven’t read the update. I don’t have diabetes, but I’m from a family of diabetics. I love my pancreas, and treat it very well.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    How did the Snake Oil Report miss this?

  • Sheesko

    Cinnamon doesn’t cure diabetes. Nothing does. But it can help reduce blood glucose levels a little bit.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      In that case, I’ll have another Cinnabon.

    • noen

      Do you know what else lowers blood glucose levels?

  • Cinnamon! Is there anything it can’t do?

  • Mehmeisterjr

    A good rule of thumb: Nothing is a magic bullet cure-all. We’re all going to die. Those of us who subscribe to cure-alls are elbowing their way to the front of the line.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    I hate it when people hawk supplements like this because it encourages people to just start taking supplements. Those things can (and likely will, if they’re not homeopathic) interact with the medication you’re already taking, and the supplements that you can buy in grocery stores and health shops may not have any of the ingredients that they claim to have in them.

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