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Old 09-14-2010, 05:51 PM   #436
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I am a regular subscriber to his 24/7 website
and he provides a list of replies to accusations like that.

I think no 5 works best here:


5. Nice try, but we are capable of thinking for ourselves, just as the Founding Fathers intended.
If so, why is Beck telling them what to do? Does he think Americans have lost their ability to think for themselves and he's their savior?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:42 PM   #437
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Well, no offense, but if we're calling someone a moron, they're someone's mother, father, grandmother, etc.

And to be fair, I love my family, but many of them believe people like Beck and take their word as gospel. In this regard, yes, they're morons.
I too have family that listen to every word he says and treat it like it's gospel. They are morons whom I love dearly.

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and he provides a list of replies to accusations like that.

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5. Nice try, but we are capable of thinking for ourselves, just as the Founding Fathers intended.
Of course they are capable, but do they? Case in point, my mom. She listens to Rush and gets all of her news from Faux News. This usually leads to her freaking out over some thing she thinks the Democrats are planning to do. Does she bother to research? No, she believes what they are saying. She's not dumb, but in this case she is very easily manipulated by the slant of that coverage.

Thankfully she has me to research stuff for her.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:03 PM   #438
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I am a regular subscriber to his 24/7 website
and he provides a list of replies to accusations like that.

I think no 5 works best here:


5. Nice try, but we are capable of thinking for ourselves, just as the Founding Fathers intended.
I love that he provides a list of answers for his followers to use when they are accused of simply parroting him.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:19 PM   #439
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Some of the greatest people I know are buying what Beck and Co. are selling.

It makes me sad.

In general I just avoid discussing politics with them.

But I get it. . .human beings are not always entirely rational and Beck has tapped into some very deep-seated fears and anxieties in this country. What is really ugly is that he is milking that unease and anxiety for all he can.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:28 PM   #440
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I think you hit it, Sean. The anxiety is real. Sometimes for irrational reasons, but for some rational reasons--fear for the economy, anxiety about unemployment, fear that there is not enough to go around this time. And it is a shame how the opportunists will prey on that. Somebody like Beck makes them feel they have some control when they feel they have lost it all. People are hurting. They are looking in the wrong direction, but they are being offered a direction. The Democrats, the left, will have to address the fear and the hurting and not dismiss it out of hand.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #441
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I love that he provides a list of answers for his followers to use when they are accused of simply parroting him.
I made that all up for a laugh
how perfect was it?

The (supposed) answer he gave his listeners to use was,

"Nice try, we are capable of thinking for ourselves, just like the Founding Fathers intended."
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:11 PM   #442
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Some of the greatest people I know are buying what Beck and Co. are selling.

It makes me sad.

In general I just avoid discussing politics with them.

But I get it. . .human beings are not always entirely rational and Beck has tapped into some very deep-seated fears and anxieties in this country. What is really ugly is that he is milking that unease and anxiety for all he can.


different people see different things in the tea party movement

I don't think the people you speak of are the whacko- bigots that so many posting in here seem to want to broad brush paint as 'tea baggers'.


and there is this

Bill Clinton: Listen to the tea party - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

I still believe he is one Democrat that has the ability to relate to what some might call 'average' blue collar workers.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:42 AM   #444
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Glenn Beck said he thinks ten percent of all Muslims are terrorists.

As ThinkProgress pointed out, Beck's estimate would mean that roughly 157 million Muslims in the world are terrorists.

Speaking on his radio show Monday, Beck decried the relative lack of coverage that the news media is giving to the figures he discusses day after day on his radio and television shows.

"We have revolutionaries here in America speaking -- American citizens speaking -- about an open violent revolution and no one will cover it!" Beck said. "Would they cover it if you had tape of al Qaeda saying they're going to get out in the streets, they want violence? Of course you would!"

Beck surmised that the media don't think that the threats he describes are sufficient enough to cover seriously. However, he said, they should look at the havoc a relatively small number of "Islamic terrorists" had caused:

"What is the number of Islamic terrorists? One percent? I think it's closer to ten percent but the rest of the PC world will tell you, 'oh no, it's minuscule.' OK, well, let's take you at your one percent. Look at the havoc one percent of Muslims causing in the rest of the world. You don't think one percent, half a percent here in the United States of radicals, of people who want to violently overthrow the government, is a problem?"



UPDATE: As The Huffington Post's Sebastian Howard pointed out on Twitter, Beck's figure of ten percent is hardly new. In fact, Beck used the same statistic in his 2003 book, "The Real America." In it, Beck says that he has concluded, after "reading and prayer," that, while ninety percent of Islam is peaceful, "ten percent wants to see us dead." The remaining ten percent, he writes, is "composed of extreme radicals who have taken Islam through a time tunnel and twisted it into something ugly and barbaric."
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Glenn Beck said he thinks.
(Sorry, I know it's a cheap shot, but I read it and laughed and...yeah )

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"We have revolutionaries here in America speaking -- American citizens speaking -- about an open violent revolution and no one will cover it!" Beck said. "Would they cover it if you had tape of al Qaeda saying they're going to get out in the streets, they want violence? Of course you would!"
This confuses me. I'm not sure if I'm reading his wording wrong or what here, but it sounds like he's mad that nobody's covering Americans talking about a violent revolution (which, if that's what he's saying, he must be new or something, 'cause I've heard quite a few stories about it in various news outlets), but then he says they WOULD cover any threats by al Qaeda (as well they should), and yet he's making it sound like the media doesn't consider the latter group's threats viable enough and I'm not getting it. Are my eyes just failing me tonight?

Personally, I think any terrorist group, domestic or foreign, is terrifying and we should definitely make note of the fact they exist and do everything in our power to stop them. Their ethnic background really matters not one whit to me. It's what they're saying and doing that matters.

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This just in: Glenn Beck is still an idiot.

Thank you for your attention.
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His book, as well as Sarah's and Bush's, are all towards the top on our "bestsellers" shelf at work. I get to see their faces quite frequently . Talk about an unholy trio.

(Interestingly, though, his and Bush's books are both next to a book entitled "Assholes Finish First", which gave me a good cackle the other evening)

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:07 AM   #448
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can only take about 2 minutes of Glenn Beck on a good day

which is about one minute more than i can take of rachel maddow

some of you get so ingrained with your political bias, step back from your narrow minded ideals once in a while

in american politics both sides suck

liberals suck

conservatives suck

all is see here is another group of self serving, self righteous dingleberries wrapped up in life like their own shit doesn't stink

try simply being human beings from now on and the rest will find its way
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can only take about 2 minutes of Glenn Beck on a good day

which is about one minute more than i can take of rachel maddow

some of you get so ingrained with your political bias, step back from your narrow minded ideals once in a while

in american politics both sides suck

liberals suck

conservatives suck

all is see here is another group of self serving, self righteous dingleberries wrapped up in life like their own shit doesn't stink

try simply being human beings from now on and the rest will find its way
You waited 6 years to make your first post, and your first post in here was:

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meh

politics on message boards

F politics

can't we all just get along?
Yet you've been talking/ judging politics ever since then, and not one post has been made trying to get along with people. You've even taken it outside of FYM and trolled in I/O.

Maybe it's time for you to step back and start taking your own advice.
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Aces

Alters are just so much HS fun

I know mine stinks, but thanks for the reminder
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