Here’s something cool that most radio talk show hosts can’t say: half my staff is under consideration for Grammy Awards! Joey Salvia is the producer/engineer of the Mike Huckabee Show, and writer Laura Ainsworth works with him to create our popular parody songs. But they’re both great musicians in their own right. Joey’s country-rock band, the Bleaker Street Cowboys, has performed on my TV show, and Laura’s been a guest on my radio show and is an incredible retro jazz singer who gets worldwide airplay. I just learned that the Cowboys’ debut is under consideration for a Grammy for Americana Album, and Laura’s CD “Necessary Evil” is entered for several awards, including Traditional Pop Vocal Album. This is just the first stage to a nomination, so if you’re a Grammy voter, please give them a listen. I promise you, they’re both fantastic! Even if you’re not a Grammy voter, you should discover the amazing musical talent behind the scenes at the Mike Huckabee Show. You can Like them both on Facebook, or hear Laura Ainsworth at and the Bleaker Street Cowboys at

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  • Feiticeira

    11/15/2013 09:32 PM

    Current betting odds to win the 2008 US Presidential Election I don't know about that site's odds Ron Paul seems way too high, for emlapxe. I trust the methodology of the a little better to give me an accurate probability. It doesn't have volume limits and they publish actual bid/ask spreads, with contracts designed so you can easily read the percentages from the price. It is are similar to the Iowa Electronic Markets, except those also have a limit.For emlapxe, the bid/ask on Ron Paul to be the Republican nominee is 5.8/5.9. That means you can buy a contract for $5.9 (the asking price) that will pay off $100 if he is nominated. On the other hand, someone is offering ( bidding ) to buy that contract for $5.8, so if you want to take the other side for $94.2, it will will pay $100 is he is NOT nominated.The market thinks the chances he will be nominated are between 5.8% and 5.9%. If you disagree then you have a bet available which should pay off on average. (The key word being average. Don't bet your savings on one contract.) All contracts are made with another user taking the other side, so your two contributions add up to $100 (or whatever volume you actually buy they are in increments of $1). Intrade has no interest in any of the contracts aside from the small amount they take off the top.It's a great concept, and the site is popular enough that the volume is high and the spreads are low on the major events (like the presidential race). This gives a narrow range of predicted probabilities which updates quickly in response to news.I have no affiliation with the site aside from being impressed. They even have nice historical . Trying to match news events that you remember to spikes in a candidate's graph is good times.

  • Ndeye

    11/15/2013 02:59 PM

    long post by Starshark in a message board deabte about Ron Paul gives a pretty good summary of everything I find crazy and scary about his belief system. Just to pick one example, do his supporters here know about his which would make it illegal for the supreme court to interfere if a state decided to abolish the separation of church and state (suggesting his loyalty to the Constitution is fairly selective), and which also panders to anti-homosexual sentiments by specifically forbidding the supreme court from telling states they must accept same-sex marriage? (even though the likelihood of the supreme court doing such a thing any time soon is virtually nil). And Marc's point about Ron Paul's racism is also worth highlighting do you really want a president who, in his 1990s newsletter, was writing things like this?Regardless of what the media tell us, most white Americans are not going to believe that they are at fault for what blacks have done to cities across America. The professional blacks may have cowed the elites, but good sense survives at the grass roots. Many more are going to have difficultly avoiding the belief that our country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists and they can be identified by the color of their skin. This conclusion may not be entirely fair, but it is, for many, entirely unavoidable.Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action . Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.There's also some good info on the affinities between many of Paul's political positions and those of white supremacist groups and New World Order conspiracy theorists (the two groups overlap considerably, since anti-semites often posit that the Jews are behind the New World Order') in from the blog. And as pointed out in an post from Orcinus, Paul has a history of being influenced by these types and repeating their rhetoric on a number of subjects (more the conspiracy nuts than the out-and-out racists, but his phony statistics about black crime quoted above were taken from the writings of ).

  • Gwen Keller

    11/03/2013 12:40 PM

    I do not want to be defined by what happened in my life.....Everyone who knows me, knows how I feel about 9/11 - BUT I really think it is time to stop defining everything by post 9/11. If you think about it, it is a constant referral to us as being victims......... We are not victims - we are over comers!!! America is a constant that continues to over come - I am an American - I over come and move forward - that is what we do! That is what makes us different.

  • Barbara Plachecki

    10/19/2013 02:02 AM

    Congratulations! I love you shows, both radio and on FOX TV. As soon as I get in the car I turn on Huckabee. You and your staff are providing a great service, keeping us grounded. I had the pleasure of shaking you hand at a book signing in Grand Rapids, MI. Good luck and God bless.

  • Ed Hallman

    10/18/2013 11:58 PM

    Mike, it just proves that if you want to be successful, surround yourself with successful people.

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