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« on: January 24, 2011, 03:33:54 PM »

Stay classy, conservatives.

The upshot: Glenn Beck digs up a paper a professor wrote in the 1960s about ways to force necessary social change, declares her one of the 10 most dangerous people in the world, says the Obama Administration is using her ideas in its plot to destroy America, and now members of his audience have been sending her death threats.

This man in singlehandedly doing more to poison American political discourse than anyone outside of the Palin family.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 03:48:05 PM »

I am pretty convinced that Beck has some kind of mental defect. His paranoia level is absolutely off the charts. For goodness sakes, he spent 3 full shows on how George Soros was going to overthrow the government. It's really quite scary that people are watching him and taking what he is saying as fact.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 04:09:50 PM »

It's possible there are no good guys in this scenario.

Beck is a freak.  I don't know whether he's one by design or by birth, but he is one.  I suspect he either intends to encourage violence, or doesn't care whether he does or not.  (That's not to say that his rhetoric comes close to what can be prohibited under the First Amendment, by the way).

But Piven is no credible foe of political violence.  She wants to see more "unruly mobs" and wants to see more protests like the ones recently seen in Greece and England -- which appears to be a reference to violence.

Her supporters will no doubt respond to that pushback from the Right by saying she didn't mean to be encouraging the sort of protests where bank employees are burned to death by firebombs thrown by people who feel entitled to the government dole.  That's about as credible as Beck's protestations that he never means to suggest violence.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 04:53:34 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on January 24, 2011, 03:48:05 PM

I am pretty convinced that Beck has some kind of mental defect. His paranoia level is absolutely off the charts. For goodness sakes, he spent 3 full shows on how George Soros was going to overthrow the government. It's really quite scary that people are watching him and taking what he is saying as fact.

This. Watching him speak in the video clip at the bottom of that article I am struck by 2 things:

1. He comes off like a televangelist. Scary as fuck.
2. He is guilty of the very thing he is speaking out against
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 05:38:23 PM »

Death threats in the Internet age are about as common as trolling attempts.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 09:15:07 PM »

Quote from: Mr. Fed on January 24, 2011, 04:09:50 PM

It's possible there are no good guys in this scenario.

Beck is a freak.  I don't know whether he's one by design or by birth, but he is one.  I suspect he either intends to encourage violence, or doesn't care whether he does or not.  (That's not to say that his rhetoric comes close to what can be prohibited under the First Amendment, by the way).

But Piven is no credible foe of political violence.  She wants to see more "unruly mobs" and wants to see more protests like the ones recently seen in Greece and England -- which appears to be a reference to violence.

Her supporters will no doubt respond to that pushback from the Right by saying she didn't mean to be encouraging the sort of protests where bank employees are burned to death by firebombs thrown by people who feel entitled to the government dole.  That's about as credible as Beck's protestations that he never means to suggest violence.

This is the wrong forum for that kind of bipartisan critique. What are you, some kind of libertarian socialist?
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 09:31:44 PM »

Quote from: cheeba on January 24, 2011, 05:38:23 PM

Death threats in the Internet age are about as common as trolling attempts.

This.

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But Piven is no credible foe of political violence.  She wants to see more "unruly mobs" and wants to see more protests like the ones recently seen in Greece and England -- which appears to be a reference to violence.

Her supporters will no doubt respond to that pushback from the Right by saying she didn't mean to be encouraging the sort of protests where bank employees are burned to death by firebombs thrown by people who feel entitled to the government dole.  That's about as credible as Beck's protestations that he never means to suggest violence.


And this


You guys are making this bigger than it really is, and shows your fear of him.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 09:35:39 PM »

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This man in singlehandedly doing more to poison American political discourse than anyone outside of the Palin family.

Funny...I find the "Palin family" a breath of fresh air nowadays.

To each their own.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 09:38:52 PM »

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This man in singlehandedly doing more to poison American political discourse than anyone outside of the Palin family.

Funny...I find the "Palin family" a breath of fresh air nowadays.

To each their own.

If you DIDN'T find the Palin family likable, it would shake my entire world view.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 09:41:08 PM »

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BTW I find Beck's message important, but his presentation is a bit too mellow-dramatic for my tastes.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 09:42:56 PM »

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:41:08 PM

icon_wink

BTW I find Beck's message important, but his presentation is a bit too mellow-dramatic for my tastes.

plus, he rarely shouts out things like "Them dang rev-a-nooers are a comin', Jed!" or "You sure got a pretty mouth."
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 09:44:56 PM »

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:41:08 PM

mellow-dramatic
That may just be the most unintentionally brilliant oxymoron I have ever read. Bravo.  thumbsup
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 09:56:02 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on January 24, 2011, 09:42:56 PM

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:41:08 PM

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BTW I find Beck's message important, but his presentation is a bit too mellow-dramatic for my tastes.

plus, he rarely shouts out things like "Them dang rev-a-nooers are a comin', Jed!" or "You sure got a pretty mouth."

Haha. You really need to meet my neighbors if you think i'm a redneck.

I do have some redneck in me, but this family is right out of Deliverance.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 10:02:03 PM »

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:56:02 PM

I do have some redneck in me,

oh?  what's his name?
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 10:29:28 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on January 24, 2011, 10:02:03 PM

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:56:02 PM

I do have some redneck in me,

oh?  what's his name?

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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 10:42:10 PM »

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:41:08 PM

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BTW I find Beck's message important, but his presentation is a bit too mellow-dramatic for my tastes.

"Melodramatic?"  Certainly an understatement. The man is a rabble-rouser.
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 11:04:26 PM »

Why can't news channels deliver the news without giving their opinion?  This is where the danger is.  

And if you think he is delivering news....why is he yelling? 
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 11:12:01 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on January 24, 2011, 09:15:07 PM

What are you, some kind of libertarian socialist?

. . . . yes?
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 12:12:29 AM »

He (and Rush) remind me a lot of a modern-day Father Coughlin.
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 02:35:12 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on January 24, 2011, 10:02:03 PM

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:56:02 PM

I do have some redneck in me,

oh?  what's his name?

Is that you in your avatar?

Looks a little like a redneck shirt there, holmes  icon_wink
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2011, 03:15:50 AM »

Quote from: Zekester on January 25, 2011, 02:35:12 AM

Quote from: hepcat on January 24, 2011, 10:02:03 PM

Quote from: Zekester on January 24, 2011, 09:56:02 PM

I do have some redneck in me,

oh?  what's his name?

Is that you in your avatar?


yeeeessssss.....yes it is.
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2011, 03:20:18 AM »

you pullin' an Obama carrying those sssss's ?

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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2011, 04:24:18 AM »

Quote from: Zekester on January 25, 2011, 03:20:18 AM

you pullin' an Obama carrying those sssss's ?

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That's Carrot Top, the poor man's Gallagher.
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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2011, 01:18:36 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on January 25, 2011, 04:24:18 AM

Quote from: Zekester on January 25, 2011, 03:20:18 AM

you pullin' an Obama carrying those sssss's ?

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That's Carrot Top, the poor man's Gallagher.

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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2011, 01:41:38 PM »

and now the $60,000 question.............
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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2011, 02:39:30 PM »

Quote from: Zekester on January 25, 2011, 01:41:38 PM

and now the $60,000 question.............

zeke, seriously...you can't leave a straight line like that just hanging there.  you're just begging folks to fill in the blanks.  if i were a weaker man, i would have.

...i feel like i'm teaching bambi a self defense course.
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« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2011, 07:30:31 PM »

Ha, my bad...I thought the question was obvious.

...but i'll ask anyway: why Carrot Top?
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« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2011, 07:40:58 PM »

why not?
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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2011, 07:57:30 PM »

Seriously.  Why carrot top?  He's just a prop comic...
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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2011, 08:12:32 PM »

Quote from: ATB on January 31, 2011, 07:57:30 PM

Seriously.  Why carrot top?  He's just a prop comic...

and not a very good one at that.....
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