Mike Huckabee & Kim Davis Are Two Disingenuous Turds In A Cosy Pod
June 30, 2016 (IP Flow) — Former US presidential candidate and questionable human being, Mike Huckabee, settled a copyright infringement suit with 80s band Survivor for $25,000 for using their hit song “Eye Of The Tiger” at a rally for equally questionable human being, Kim Davis.
The rally in September last year was held to celebrate the Kentucky county clerk’s release from jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in a protest relating to her bigoted values following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. The Rocky theme tune boomed out of the speakers as she emerged ‘victorious’ onto a platform with Huckabee. Let’s watch:
Survivor were understandably displeased with the use of the song at such an outlandish event without their permission and, moreover, offended for having their masterpiece associated with these diehard turds. Survivor member, Frankie Sullivan, reportedly announced his intention to pursue an action against Huckabee in a Facebook post stating the following:
NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger. I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin! C’mon Mike, you are not The Donald but you can do better than that. See Ya really SoooooooonnnnnnN!!!!!!
In court, Huckabee contested the action stating that the rally was a “religious assembly”; that such an event should be considered non-commercial and the song would therefore fall under fair use. He subsequently agreed to a settlement with Rude Music, the company owned by Sullivan who owns the copyright, after it emerged that Huckabee paid for the event with campaign funds and then claimed it as a campaign expense.
In case you’re still unconvinced that this opportunist gobshite is an actual waste of space, CNNMoney reported that he petitioned the Federal Election Committee to allow him to commence a separate legal defense to pay for the legal costs. To which the FEC has responded resoundingly in an advisory opinion, that Huckabee is a tool who needs to pay up and crawl back under the rock he came from (not verbatim).