Apparently Having Learned Nothing This Month, Glenn Beck Continues to Incite Violence

Steve Benen at Political Animal has this little doozy of a news story up today.  I find myself getting angry all over again having read it, and the NY Times piece he links to as well.

I don’t understand how Fox News can say that Glenn Beck has never threatened Frances Fox Piven.

A)  Glenn Beck mentions her repeatedly on his show, claiming she is an enemy of the Constitution and declaring that she incites violence.

B)  Readers of Glenn’s various websites start writing comments about shooting her, and some of his readers and viewers call her and email her with death threats.

You can’t get to point B above without a point A.

Fox News is entirely wrong in letting this continue, and I plan on writing them a letter about it.  I hope you’ll do the same.

SEND IN THE CLOWNS

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Isn’t it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.

Grumpy the clown won election in a laugher, getting more votes than any other candidate for Brazil’s Congress. Now he has to prove that he can read and write.

The Sao Paulo Electoral Court held a closed-door exam for the clown turned congressman-elect on Thursday to determine if he meets a constitutional mandate that federal lawmakers be literate…

Francisco Silva became famous as Tiririca — “Grumpy” in Portuguese — and received about 1.3 million votes, nearly twice as many as the next-highest vote-getter in last month’s congressional elections.

His campaign videos drew millions of viewers on the Internet, with slogans such as “It can’t get any worse” and “What does a federal deputy do? Truly, I don’t know. But vote for me and you’ll find out.”

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Channeling Mr. Rodgers… Badly

Upon the revelation that Glenn Beck thinks the intelligence of his audience on the level of preschoolers, I literally laughed out loud. Anyone who watches this self proclaimed rodeo clown with sincerity hanging onto his every word should feel insulted. Sure chalkboards and faux college is offensive but puppets? Not cute fuzzy Jim Henson style puppets but a horrible attempt at putting a “neighborly” feel onto it. Wow. I knew his viewers were absurd following this crazy recovering addict Mormon self taught in all things reality from a library (damn Socialists) drop out of college feigning ADHD hypocrite of a wee little man. For the record my children have ADHD and delusion or psychosis are not symptoms and they are all on the honor roll. Is Mr. Beck not praying hard enough or what is his issue here. If god cannot save the sanity of this fellow with his so-called daily conversations I suppose Ritalin wouldn’t be effective. People need to wake up the real puppet master is bold enough to show you his strings. When he shows up in a red sweater and changes his shoes before heading to the land of make believe (in this case hasn’t left there yet) don’t say I didn’t tell you so. I am still amazed yet I wonder why.

Defending the Little Guy? Sure . . . Yup … Uh Huh …


Old Beck and his snake oil sales pitch…

I sure hate to get Dick’s blood pressure up but this info has to be shared.

The Chamber of Commerce simply “defends the little guy.” (video)

And if you wish to find out who this charlatan has been working in cahoots with for all this time…

You can view the info from Think Progress that I have mirrored here at the TPM Café Castaways site.

Or … you can go directly to the Think Progress site here.

~OGD~

WAITING FOR THE WORMS?

Most of my blog entries are political in nature, and I guess ultimately, this one is as well.

Last night I attended Roger Waters’ concert performance of the classic Pink Floyd album The Wall.  As I don’t really want this to end up being an in depth concert review, let me just say that it was an experience to say the least.  The staging, effects and imagery were very impressive, with the only possible exception being a remotely controlled dirigible swine that hovered above the crowd for some time, which struck me as a little cheesy.  Although to be fair, the anti-corporate imagery adorning the flying pig was pretty humorous.

Anyway, the concert did a few things for me.  First, I was impressed by Roger Waters’ activism.  He made bold statements on capitalism, fanaticism, fear, violence, and religion.  I was also reminded that the Wall is a powerful work addressing the effects of war, economic despair, and xenophobia and is striking in its relevance to the current social and political climate in the United States today.

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