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Mr. L Rips Into Glenn “Buck’s” Newfound Libertarianism

Home - by - January 12, 2013 - 14:31 America/New_York - 174 Comments

Start at the 5 1/2 minute mark. If you are a sane person of the right you would dump all things Glenn Beck as soon as you’re finished listening. It’s not that libertarianism is the problem, it’s that Glenn Beck is a self-serving profiteer that is now attaching himself to a new demographic because his asinine behavior and statements have dried up the revenue stream.

I should have stuck to my guns with the permanent ban of The Blaze after he said anyone that supports Gingrich is a racist. I knew before that there was something wrong with this guy, that was just confirmation.

Good luck libertarians, you got yourselves a real keeper. He just may supplant Alex Jones as the biggest looner.

HT/ xthred

» 174 Comments

  1. It's Shake-N-Bake and I helped

    January 12th, 2013

    Wrong video

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  2. Menderman

    January 12th, 2013

    Deja vu?

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  3. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    Hmm…I detect just a tad of envy, and it’s not attractive or justified. Glenn Beck is creating a new media , and what have YOU done? You know very little about Beck, and it’s obvious.

    You are jealous of Hissuccess, plain and simple. It’s clear from your immature criticism, which you are certainly entitled to. But it makes you sound like a bitter, small person.

    Consider me a loyal Beck fan in Texas.

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  4. JannyMae

    January 12th, 2013

    Interesting that L Greene chose to comment, although the wrong video is up.

    I detect a bit of closed-minded knee-jerkiness in him/her.

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  5. Menderman

    January 12th, 2013

    OK, I found the vid in the sidebar…

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  6. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    Just exactly when did Beck make that comment about Gingrich? If you can’t provide the citation, including date and source, then STFU.

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  7. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    L.Greene
    I will handle your question the way I handle all such questions.

    If I go through the trouble of finding the link where Glenn Beck calls Newt Gingrich a progressive, and I show it to you, how will you respond?

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  8. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    It is extremely odd that you showed up to condemn a video that was THE WRONG VIDEO!
    What exactly were you responding to?
    It seems that you fell into a trap that I didn’t even set on purpose.
    Question:
    What does Glenn Beck pay you to go out on social media and lick his nutsack?

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  9. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    JannyMae, I don’t need to watch a video., which by the way is several years old when he was still on Foxand BEFORE he created the Blaze and his media group. So don’t talk to me about knee jerk reactions, dear. You are just another ignoramus who knows only what they read about Beck.

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  10. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Or, L. Greene, are you saying that Gingrich never called people who supported Gingrich racists?

    It would be refreshing, just once, that a sycophant be abreast of what their idol is saying and doing.

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  11. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    No, L Greene, you were caught condemning a video before you knew what the video was. All you knew was that it was unflattering to the guy that’s paying you to go out and dampen the brush fires.
    You phkt up.

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  12. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    Ah, but you said he called him a Racist. Prove it. Maybe you should do your homework before ripping him to pieces. And for Pete’s sake at least source your videos POST FOX.

    MY opinion of Gingrich? Just another elitist Beltway insider old school Republican. I think Beck would agree.

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  13. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Go back and read.
    I said Beck called anyone that supported Gingrich a racist.
    here it is-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI69mf9Peas
    And this is POST FOX.
    Do YOUR homework, pal.
    Now go away in shame, like shameful people are supposed to.

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  14. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    BFH, what’s your obsession with the years old video? You watch his Internet broadcasts every day? You mercilessly criticized him in your piece. That is why I responded, not to some now irrelevant video from his show on Fox several years ago.

    Damn, and I thought you were one of the good guys with the brains and intellect to know what you’re talking about. That means knowing your subject of criticism and ridicule in its current context, not several years past.

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  15. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    YEARS PAST???
    This was Glenn Beck during this election’s primary?
    You’re doing an awful job as a seminar Beck sycophant.
    I’m forwarding this to your boss. They may not want to pay you.

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  16. Jerry Manderin

    January 12th, 2013

    L. Greene. Andrew Breitbart didn’t like Glenn Beck either.

    It’s a pleasure in helping burst your Beck bubble.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGOrp3FU6fE

    =]

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  17. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    And I guess your position is, reading between the lines -
    Beck WAS an asshole, but we must accept the new repackaged Beck or else now YOUR the asshole.

    Great. Good luck, chump.

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  18. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    Your degree of Beck envy is Pathetic, and I’m beginning to regret being a long time fan of yours.

    So I’ll just wait for you to say you’d rather not have a fan like me and I’ll delete IOTW from Bookmarks.

    So? I’m waiting.

    Delete. You’ll still see my stuff anyway, when Beck steals it. -bfh

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  19. Joe

    January 12th, 2013

    I’ll admit that I’ve gone back and forth on Beck, and that comment he made about Gingrich was cringe inducing (I think it was along the lines of, “policy-wise, Gingrich and Obama are the same guy, so if you’re supporting Gingrich, why are you other than race?”). But I find his radio show to be entertaining, particularly because of his cohosts Pat and Stu. I make room for small doses of this site, Levin, and Beck. I don’t see the upside to bashing our own when there’s not even enough time to bash the left. You do have to admit that Levin spends far too much time criticizing other talk radio hosts. The listeners can and should decide what type of programming fits their needs. I for one cannot handle being yelled at for 3 hours every day and hearing about how unnamed politicians plead to be on Mark’s show, so I listen in small doses.

    Not every show is going to suit every conservative leaning listener. But if you don’t like a guy, just ignore him, at least that’s how I feel. Different strokes…

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  20. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    Well said, Joe! Hear that, BFH? Joe just put Beck’ s Gingrich comments in the proper context, where they should be.

    May you could learn something from that.

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  21. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    I am confident that I will be ultimately vindicated when it comes to my opinion of Glenn Beck.

    Question for people who are ahead of the curve and do their homework -
    Will the “conservative” Dana Loesch still be taking her job at the libertarian Blaze?

    (mega chuckles)

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  22. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Really?
    Joe put the Beck comment in its proper context?

    I would really love to learn from Joe’s comment.
    What was the new context and what was Joe saying?
    We all await your wisdom.

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  23. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    Anything Beck “steals” ? You should feel complimented.

    The more you comment, the less respect I have for you. There’s an air of immaturity in them that makes me uncomfortable.

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  24. Tim

    January 12th, 2013

    IF Beck said that anyone who supported Gingrich was a racist

    AND

    IF Beck never repudiated that statement or apologized to Gingrich’s supporters

    THEN Beck’s statement still stands.

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  25. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    I’ve seen that guy cry and sob worse then John Boehner one to many times to take him seriously. At times he sounds like a preacher in tent. Besides that he’s an ex alcoholic and I hate quitters.
    The Sara Palin thing sealed the deal for me.

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  26. xthred

    January 12th, 2013

    Thanks for promoting this, bfh. I wonder what Greene’s FReeper handle is. Saw similar troll/sychophant comments when this was posted there.

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  27. Tim

    January 12th, 2013

    Crying and sobbing don’t bother me a bit …

    I’ve been an ex-alcoholic a hundred times or more …

    What did he do to Mrs. Palin?

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  28. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    You’re doing a really bad job of deleting the iOTW bookmark.
    Perhaps it’s difficult to do because it was never there?

    No, being stolen from is NOT A COMPLIMENT.
    That one statement right there outs you – you are NOT CONSERVATIVE. And if stealing is part of the “libertarian” platform, get the fuck off my site.
    Okay, Chachi?
    Or do you want to stick around and get more uncomfortable?

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  29. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Testing 1.2.3. Testing-

    Eh hmmm. (Clears throat)

    I can’t wait for the day when Ron Paul dies. It will be a glorious day.

    (Test over.)

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  30. Tim

    January 12th, 2013

    How can the undead die?

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  31. xthred

    January 12th, 2013

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA x Infinity!

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  32. xthred

    January 12th, 2013

    I PayPal’d you $20, bfh. You earned it.

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  33. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    xthred-
    Now I feel just like Glenn Beck!

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  34. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Is “L” Glenn Beck’s mom? lol

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  35. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    I think it’s Glenn.

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  36. norman einstein

    January 12th, 2013

    I used to watch Beck on Fox, until his drama queen schtick got to be too much. The histrionics of him weeping and wailing just became tedious.

    But when he made that insane statement accusing people who supported Gingrich of being racists, that was the coup de grâce.
    I can’t believe anybody still takes him seriously.

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  37. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Oh, by the way -

    >>>Just exactly when did Beck make that comment about Gingrich? If you can’t provide the citation, including date and source, then STFU.>>>

    This is like when they used to ask suspected Nazis who won the ’27 world series.

    You just have to wonder about a HUGE GLENN BECK FAN who never knew about this Glenn Beck statement.
    That’s like a HUGE BEATLES FAN never ever hearing about John Lennon saying the Beatles were bigger than Jesus.

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  38. Corky

    January 12th, 2013

    Sorry L Greene but I am with BFH on this. I saw that “clip” live when Beck called me a racist for supporting Gingrich. At the time, I was pretty “all in” for Beck. After that, I unsubscribed to all things Beck and gave every book he had written to charity. Now since you have made a fool of yourself here and have been offended (supposedly) by BFH– go away. And stealing is stealing under ANY circumstance.

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  39. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    This is too much fun to quit. It’s fun being called a “troll”.

    So you don’t like Beck. Who cares? Your so-called reasons are based on too little information and more on hear-say anyway.

    Just because I admire him I’m labeled a troll? BFH, some of you own fans are buying your line.

    This has been an enlightening experience ratting you out. Beck is more successful than you will ever be, and you just can’t stand it. Get used to it.

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  40. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    ” Beck is more successful than you will ever be, and you just can’t stand it. Get used to it.”

    They always need to get petty at the end.

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  41. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Hearsay is not hyphened.
    I guess you suffer from “too little information.”

    Also, it’s not hearsay when it comes from the horse’s mouth. Are you following along?

    I don’t have “fans.” I don’t want “fans.”
    I discourage fandom. People hang out on this site because of the other readers. I’m the custodian. I’m the cruise director. Somebody has to turn the lights on and off. That’s me. Occasionally I take control, somebody has to. This is a community driven site and I do as much as I can to make it feel that way.
    If you were really this fan who had us bookmarked you’d know that.
    You know nothing about this site.

    And I’ve been “ratted out” as what?

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  42. norman einstein

    January 12th, 2013

    Sheesh…it’s kind of early to be that drunk.
    Just sayin’…

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  43. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    No doubt this is the most fun you and your huge fans have had all day. I even made you some money! So who’s being the profiteer now? Hypocrite.

    I’m leaving now, lest I make you MORE $$$. You don’t deserve it.

    Now, don’t forget your appointment at the “Low-T Center”.

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  44. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Oh, and one other thing.
    I read the comments here all the time. And when I read one that really strikes me as clever, I whip up a graphic based on it and I CREDIT THE READER.
    Glenn Beck can LEARN FROM THAT.

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  45. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Ya. I’m really gonna miss you, you longtime reader you.

    (Seriously, do these assholes think they are fooling anyone?)

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  46. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Yeah, I’ve had it with beck after gingrich and the palin stuff. (And wow, I missed the stuff about Michelle Malkin) And at that point he was already working my nerves with the hand wringing and crying, “THERE ARE NO WORTHY REPUBLICANS” bullshit. Daily he managed to throw WORTHY Republicans under the bus, lumping them with idiots like Lindsey Graham. Also, YES, Glenn Beck steals from authors/bloggers, what have you. I personally know of small bloggers whom he ripped off, who won’t come forward because they don’t need people like L Greene harassing them.

    Yeah, no one is perfect. Very true. But some people have the knack of continually pointing that out in themselves. So be careful not to blindly follow and idolize. Even Ronald Reagan made mistakes, and true admirers of his will admit that.

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  47. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    That’s why the only thing to believe in is the constitution. Period.

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  48. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Oh btw, I have conservative libertarian friends who aren’t fans of Beck either. The Christian ones feel like Beck thinks he’s a prophet.

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  49. Libertarian?

    January 12th, 2013

    BigFurHat, I’m confused, so please clarify, if you will.

    You hate libertarians?
    You despise Ron Paul?
    You abhor Glenn Beck?

    What is your problem? You don’t strike me as a Romney supporter. You didn’t vote?

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  50. Mackdaddy

    January 12th, 2013

    #TeamBigFur

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  51. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Wait, fur, did Jr. just ask you “what have YOU done?” Um, you’re soaking in it, Jr.

    Damn, slow as molasses.

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  52. Tim

    January 12th, 2013

    Geez, the only reason I come to this site and (occasionally) donate (much less than I should) is because L Greene visits …

    I don’t know what I’ll do now!

    (picture me sobbing and crying like Beck)

    (sniff, sniff)

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  53. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    *Hands Tim an official GB tissue [valued at $200]*

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  54. Dccra

    January 12th, 2013

    Great video L! Aside from boiling frogs and constantly reinventing himself… Glenn Beck is the WORST of the WORST! He went on a 3 month tirade against Newt… calling the Tea Party “racists” for supporting him, said he would rather support a Ron Paul 3rd party run over a Gingrich candidacy, continually called Newt a Progressive and allowed guests to call him a “frugal socialist”, when Newt was leading in the polls in Florida… Beck joked, if Newt wins, Floridians should be euthanized! Then after the ONE and ONLY debate (the LAST debate) Little Ricky SanSOPA gets vetted, Beck circles wagons for him with an hour long “sit down” (propaganda piece) with Santorum, that Beck audaciously self entitled “Thomas Paine vs George Washington.” THEN… AFTER Romney wins (successfully purchases) the nomination, Beck apologizes to Romney, and equates him with George Washington as well. Tell me ONE good reason I should ever trust this self-proclaimed “profit” of doom and gloom again? And why in the hell I should call this fraud a “Great American? Brietbart had his number!

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  55. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Libertarian,
    Go read the original post.
    < It’s not that libertarianism is the problem, it’s that Glenn Beck is a self-serving profiteer that is now attaching himself to a new demographic because his asinine behavior and statements have dried up the revenue stream.>

    This answers two of your questions.

    I have no problem with libertarians. You’ll soon see that Glenn Beck is not a libertarian, just as we now know for sure (we, the sharp ones, knew all along) he is not a conservative.

    My disgust with Ron Paul is that he is held up by the sycophants as “the ONE.”
    The sycophants also will not admit that Ron Paul is an anti-Semite. He is.
    Ron Paul also allowed statements to be made in his name that I abhor. He made racist statements that supported the notion of “the black brain.”
    He had the opportunity to re-clarify the statements, but he chose the weasel route. That’s not praise-worthy.
    Had he said, “The statements about the black community fell short of identifying the real problem. The things said in those newsletters were inelegant, but I stand by them in this context. The problems the black community suffers are the fault of progressive policy. If blacks value a prison sentence over a college education, I do not think that is the product of a savage brain, it is the product of progressive policies that have re-enslaved blacks by bribing them with a lifetime of breadcrumbs.”

    But, of course, Ron Paul would have never said that, because he’s not as smart as you ball garglers think he is.

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  56. Huh?

    January 12th, 2013

    BECK IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.

    NOW, you haters, time to get back to CALL OF DUTY.

    You have made it abundantly clear how you feel about Beck and any other libertarians out there.

    I would wager that NONE of you even bothered to vote. And if you didn’t, then we have you to thank for another four years of tyranny.

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  57. xthred

    January 12th, 2013

    This thread is like troll catnip.

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  58. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    Huh? Occasionally I see some really stupid trolls here. I just wanted to let you know you’ve just taken first place. Congratulations.

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  59. Libertarian?

    January 12th, 2013

    BigFurHat,

    What “new demographic” has he attached himself to? Who are they? I’m a conservative, not a Republican, also been active in local Tea Party activities and also a monthly subscriber to The Blaze TV since it began airing in 2011. With all respect, I can’t identify the Glenn Beck you have pilloried here. If he even remotely resembled what you have described, I wouldn’t waste my time.

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  60. Billy Fuster

    January 12th, 2013

    Sniff…can’t we all just get along?

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  61. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Huh,
    Nick Gillespie called. He asked that you please stop commenting.

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  62. Joe

    January 12th, 2013

    This is Joe in Alabama… I am not the one who posted above. I’ve always been a fan of Beck and he has really educated a lot of us. The show has taken a different turn and I don’t agree with his trying to be Disney the 2nd. He says he just can’t talk about “that man” Obama any more. I have subscribed for 2 years to his show. I know he is Mormon, but wish he would not bring so much of that into the show. It’s hard for me to believe someone is so smart when they believe Jesus and Satan were brothers. My Bible does not say that. Otherwise, I like Beck and wish him the best. I’ll continue to watch.

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  63. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Libertarian,

    Do you know a THING about Glenn Beck?
    Anything?
    You’re in the TEA Party yet you never saw the video where he says the TEA Party has to be racist because supporting Gingrich is like supporting Obama – that it’s the EXACT SAME THING, they are both progressives, and the only reason the TEA party peels off for Gingrich instead of Obama is because they are racist.
    You never saw that, huh?
    Amazing.

    And you know nothing of this NEW DEMOGRAPHIC Glenn Beck is going after – the center?
    You heard NOTHING about Beck saying that Hannity is just the other side of the Chris Matthews coin and he doesn’t want to be a part of “the crazies” anymore?

    Question – how long did it take for you to wriggle out from underneath the rock that you were obviously buried under?

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  64. Iron

    January 12th, 2013

    Glen Beck has been a tool since the beginning. Wasn’t he suppose to be going blind soon like two years ago? Point is he is such a bullsh1t artist. He can’t even keep up with the lies from one day to the next. Here is a video of this clown shoe learning to cry on cue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m692Tqbnbxo

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  65. Jerry Manderin

    January 12th, 2013

    Al Gore is laughing all the way to the bank.

    I don’t respect that bastard either.

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  66. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Glenn Beck in 2006-

    November 17th, 2006 – 3:45 PM by Eric Black

    November 14, CNN’s Headline News, Glenn Beck interview with Keith Ellison:

    BECK: OK. No offense, and I know Muslims. I like Muslims. I’ve been to mosques. I really don’t believe that Islam is a religion of evil.

    !snip!

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  67. Libertarian?

    January 12th, 2013

    I didn’t expect the tongue lashing, nor do I deserve it. I don’t watch Hannity, and I have never heard Glenn bad mouth the tea party. All I tried to do was explain my experience as a Blaze TV subscriber. You may not like the course Beck decided to take, but it shouldn’t bother you because it doesn’t affect you. It’s like you keep knocking your head against a wall wondering why your head hurts.

    And labeling me a troll is crazy. I don’t troll for anybody or for any site.

    But then it’s your site. You can do as you please.

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  68. Anonymous

    January 12th, 2013

    “Also, YES, Glenn Beck steals from authors/bloggers, what have you.”

    True. And he does way too much on the cheap, i.e. unprofessional, despite being so wealthy. No wonder he idolizes disney, who screwed over some of the best animators there ever were!

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  69. RosalindJ

    January 12th, 2013

    I’m familiar with Glenn Beck for some time now. My like was on-again/off-again for a while.

    When he started doing the Founders Fridays series, I downloaded the videos, because there was a lot of information not normally disseminated.

    Because I had already stepped away a few times, it didn’t hurt too much to turn my back when he launched into the Gingrich Tea Party supporters are racist.

    He is a well-packaged and constantly evolving huckster who has used his powers I think mostly for good, but he’s still a huckster. To me, that puts him in the same camp as very-well funded tent revivalists. The gimlet eye I cast is earned.

    P.S. About that credit given thing. Personally, I don’t care about it as it pertains to me (should I ever be clever enough to come up with something that would catch on): when it comes to people who are in the industry and make their living – sometimes a pittance – by doing it, damn straight credit should be acknowledged. That Beck is guilty of not giving it is unforgivable. Man of honor my ass.

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  70. sybilll

    January 12th, 2013

    So Beck sees no difference between Republicans and Democrats, eh? To quote Andrew Breitbart, “you’re either with us, or you are on the other side”. Fuck off, Beck.

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  71. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    If you’re a subscriber to Beck, then you should have heard about the stuff we’ve been discussing here. We’re discussing things that came straight out of beck’s mouth or was written on the Blaze. ( The Sarah Palin hit piece by one of his writers, that Beck didn’t have a problem with, for example)

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  72. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Tongue lashing?

    I answered your questions with a heaping pile of astonishment.
    Forgive me, but I seem to be surrounded by Glenn Beck experts that don’t seem to know a thing about Glenn Beck’s defining media moments.
    I find that strange at best, trollish at worst. Sorry.

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  73. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    “To me, that puts him in the same camp as very-well funded tent revivalists.”

    Rosalind-
    That’s what my Libertarian friends tell me. Well put.

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  74. Jon

    January 12th, 2013

    I think Pat and Stu are pretty funny. Glenn beck says dumb ass shit sometimes. Hell, Rush says stuff I don’t agree with. He refused to criticize W except on amnesty. But it’s all entertainment as far as I’m concerned. That being said, if I saw Glenn Beck walking towards me on the sidewalk I would put my hand over my wallet. He is constantly looking to squeeze more money out of his audience.

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  75. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    I used to be a huge Beck fan, but he has shown himself to have not just feet of clay, but cement. I’ve forgiven him time and time again – thinking he makes missteps – as we all do – but I am at the end of the Glenn rope. Gave up my Insider Extreme membership long ago. What sets my radar off on Glenn is his reaction to ANY kind of criticism from the Right. It’s extremely childish, and thus turns mean. It does nothing to move the ball forward and gives me a sleeve feeling when I hear Pat and Stu turn into cackling hyenas for their Bossman. And I LOVE Stu and Pat’ s okay. Now that I’ve found Bill Bennett will replay his show 24-7 via the Internet – that’s where I go thse days.

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  76. sablegsd

    January 12th, 2013

    Never liked Beck, like him even less now.
    As for Paul, he had his ugly little head buried in the public trough for 30 fucking years. Tell me again what spectacularly conservative legislation he wrote and got passed. In what way did anyone in this country benefit from his “public service.”

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  77. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Yeah, I ain’t gonna lie, Pat and Stu were pretty funny. The “Happy days are here again” had me rolling.

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  78. RosalindJ

    January 12th, 2013

    Thanks MJA

    Jon, you might say “He is constantly looking to scare more money out of his audience.” and you might be a little more accurate.

    When Beck gets going, his histrionics hit 11 on the meter. Almost as bad as Art Bell.

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  79. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Huh? -
    Did YOU vote?
    Or were you busy playing with your Glenn Beck dolly?

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  80. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    I’m guessing when you pulled the string, it cried. lol

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  81. Left Coast Dan

    January 12th, 2013

    I haven’t seen L Greene here before, don’t know whether s (he) has posted before. It would be one thing if someone I recognized as a poster stood up for Beck, but I consider newcomers’ statements with skepticism, as I would expect were I a newbie.

    I don’t listen to radio, but from what I have seen Beck is moving into his own little universe. Very unfortunate, as he helped galvanize the Tea Party movement.

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  82. Libertarian?

    January 12th, 2013

    BigFirHat, you have no tolerance for an opposing view its clear.

    Just as you imply and your readers say that Beck is a huckster, I have concluded that you are a huckster profiteering from this thread.

    Why didnt you answer an earlier question by a reader who asked if you voted? You don’t want to because you probably didn’t, along with many of your readers..

    Thanks for 4 more years. You aren’t worth a moment more of your filty mouthed diatribes.

    You’ll be long gone before Beck. Karma, my dear.

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  83. dissident

    January 12th, 2013

    we don’t want him.

    ~the libertarians.

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  84. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Here’s the deal with Beck and the theft – and this factors in BIG TIME when I assess this guy.

    He stole from Verum Serum, Pamela Geller and LibertyChick. It wasn’t even debatable. IT WAS BLATANT.
    Do you know what that could do for these people if he mentioned their names on air and gave them a link?
    It’s not just the money, it’s the helping hand that says, “you did good.” This keeps conservatives in the game and helps keep our message out there. By stealing it it could very well lead to someone being so disheartened that they just give up.
    Who does that help?
    It helps the left.
    Beck should be beaten with a bag of oranges for that alone.
    I’ve contemplated leaving blogging many times after our stuff has been stolen and put on other sites with our credits stripped off.
    The money is not the entire point, it is that these people call themselves conservatives.
    When Beck steals he is exploiting the entire ideology for personal gain.

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  85. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Libertarian, you mean YOU asked him if he voted. And now you question US?
    OBVIOUSLY if you’ve been around here, you’d know we vote.
    WTF does that have to do with anything, I don’t know. lol.

    Wow. Change the subject right?

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  86. Frosteetoes

    January 12th, 2013

    Glenn Beck is a failed actor. Even the character that he plays today known as ‘Glenn Beck’ is about as cheezy and insincere as a snake oil peddler. Of course he reinvents himself, the money has been good for him as this current character.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUn-bixAI6w
    .

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  87. RosalindJ

    January 12th, 2013

    Really, Libertarian?

    BFH entertains opposing views, but if you can’t bring something thoughtful, or even consider that Beck is not-quite-as-advertised, you’re fodder.

    “a huckster profiteering from this thread.”

    The stoopid is thick with you. I’m sorry, but that there is breathtaking ignorance in so many ways.

    Didn’t vote? Riiight.

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  88. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    Galah – stupid auto correct. Meant to say skeevy feeling vs. sleeve. Sheesh.

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  89. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    ohhh let her be. She’ll get off topic again, just as the 0bamabots do, and not really FOCUS on the real issue. If Libertarian? wants to hold her ears lest anything contrary to her beliefs of her minor god, BECK reach her thought processor, there’s nothing we can do.
    *tsk tsk* Shame that.

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  90. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    I have no tolerance for opposing points of view??
    You’re here, aren’t you?

    And, Sunshine, I invited you to look back at the original post where I say that the bashing of Glenn Beck has NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM ANNOUNCING THE BLAZE WILL BE GOING ALL LIBERTARIAN.
    What part of that can’t sink in?

    I didn’t answer the “other” poster about not voting for Romney because it was absurd.

    I’ve dedicated my ENTIRE LIFE to trying to beat back the effects of an Obama administration. We launched on inauguration day.
    Ya, so, YOU CAUGHT ME. I didn’t vote for Romney.
    You fucking idiot. You deserve more than a “tongue lashing.”

    I would have voted for ANYONE that won the primary, including Ron Paul, you Rongolid.
    Go away.

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  91. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Fur, are you selling expensive jeans, gold coins, and hybrid seeds and not cutting the rest of us in?
    *harrumph!*

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  92. L Greene

    January 12th, 2013

    Left Coast Dan,

    I have been an IOTW fan for several years and read it several times a day. Always entertaining, yet a bit on the raunchy side. But still a great read. I regret it has come down to this.

    Just because I don’t see Beck through the eyes of readers here, I am verbally trashed. I don’t recall any previous Beck bashing here. Maybe I missed it, maybe I selectively ignored it. But this day is beyond the pale. I stood up for him and I’m accused of being a troll and less than intelligent because I don’t agree with BFH’s criticism. OK, you win. I give up.

    BTW, I am 63, damn good looking for my age, own my own business,and am female. Not that it makes any difference guys.

    Signing off.

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  93. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    And furthermore, you would-be interloper. I AM the opposing view on my own site.
    I’ve posted many videos of Penn Jillette when I know that the bulk of the readers here probably dislike Jillette for his atheism.
    But I see lots of value in Jillette’s views that I think should be embraced by conservatives when he makes solid arguments against progressivism.

    So, learn the site before you pretend to be a longtime reader who is “disappointed in me” rather than what you are, a fanboy that knows nothing.

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  94. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    Libertarian? You may just want to carry yourself along Chicklet. You don’t seem clever enough to make a substantive argument – and we really don’t like to waste our time. Debate is great – but you ain’t bringin’ nothin’.

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  95. Tuesday

    January 12th, 2013

    I wondered what your sleeve had to do with anything Aunt Liz. :D

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  96. Navigator

    January 12th, 2013

    Newt was awesome at cutting through the BS during the debates. But he wouldn’t have beaten Obama. Too many skeletons. And I suspect that most people here would agree with 85% of what Glenn Beck has to say, if they actually listened to him.

    Love that infighting. How devisive of us.

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  97. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    “I stood up for him and I’m accused of being a troll and less than intelligent because I don’t agree with BFH’s criticism. OK, you win. I give up.”

    No you refused to believe what you hear. That was the criticism.

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  98. Sore Loser? (This account is actually libertarian - bfh)

    January 12th, 2013

    Hat,

    Take a breath, man! You’re taking this whole conversation too seriously. Isn’t Libertarian entitled to express her opinion without all the vitriol and ugly words? Just sayin.

    Go back and read the thread in order. You’ll find that I’m being responsive and proportional in terms of respect to all of your horseshit. -bfh

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  99. KF

    January 12th, 2013

    I saw a piece of his show this week where he refered to a picture of Hannity as “far right” with “far left” being d-bag Matthews on MSLSD. Anyone outside of the prog indoctrinated left that would even imply that Hannity is far right is a fucking moron.

    What is this new direction he’s taking where he’s implying Fox is “far right” ? Using the US definitions of left and right, Fox is no where near to the right as MSLSD is to the left. That would put this mythical mid point squarely in the camp of the progressive destruction of America. Is he going for the RINO demographic? WTF

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  100. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    You’ll be back, Cougar.
    As soon as you realize that Beck is not an ideologue, but a huckster.
    And I don’t know how you could have missed the last round of my Beck bashing. I went on and on with it until the readers pulled me aside and slapped the shit out of me. Then I did some more, because I always get the last word in. lol
    But let’s be clear, I don’t speak for all of iOTW.
    Irony Curtain is a big fan of Beck, as an entertainer. He sent me an alert just yesterday about Beck doing moron interviews or something. I tuned in too late.
    But Irony doesn’t get all upset with my take on Beck because… he’s an adult.
    And other contributors here link to the Blaze. Do you think I hold it against them?

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  101. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    In fighting is good when there’s a purpose.

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  102. Tuesday

    January 12th, 2013

    Newt might have won had we known BO’s skeletons. Maybe I should say if the low information voters out there knew BO’s skeletons. Lame Stream Media is to blame for that and lazy voters. Maybe I should go on to say if the indoctrination of our public schools wasn’t working as well. Damn. And I had started out the day in a good mood.

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  103. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    L Greene – no I really don’t care how darned attractive you are. Funny that you would even mention that stuff. ??? Hoping you have signed off fer good – since your good looks don’t bring much to the table.

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  104. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Sore loser?
    lol. Really? You didn’t get snippy at all?

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  105. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Oy. Was that lady in red?

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  106. KF

    January 12th, 2013

    Hell, if Newt had gotten the R nomination I have zero doubt that he would have gone after 0bamas’ shady communist biological father and his connections to “rev” Wright just for starters.

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  107. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    Well Miss Tuesday – since you is paying attention – it also should’ve been GAAH vs Galah. :D

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  108. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Nav,
    I can see your point of view, and I could sorta see Beck’s.
    But he went way too far calling Gingrich a progressive.
    He single-handedly defeated Hillarycare.
    He balanced the budget for the first time in decades.

    Gingrich is a pointy-headed intellectual. And these types love to talk about political theory.
    Beck did not look to what Gingrich did in practice and instead focused on what he said as a scholar.
    He said he admired FDR. Beck goes loony tunes and interprets that as Gingrich LIKED WHAT FDR DID.
    That’s not what he meant and I would like to believe Beck knew that, as well.
    Otherwise, Beck is as stupid as the viewers who believed what Beck was shrieking.
    As I stated at the time -
    Patton admired Rommel. Was Patton a NAZI?

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  109. Libertarian?

    January 12th, 2013

    BigFurHat, so you ADMIT you didn’t vote for Romney.

    You ignorant asshole. It’s low information voters such as you who sentenced America to four more dismal years of hell under this disgusting president.

    You ain’t no conservative. You are a pitiful, self righteous prima Donna who should be ashamed of himself.

    You contemptible bastard.

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  110. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    Ah LIR – you might have something there MJA!

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  111. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    What? Galah’s not a word? I was about to request it to be added to the iotw dictionary. haha

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  112. KF

    January 12th, 2013

    Gingrich is a pointy-headed intellectual. And these types love to talk about political theory.
    Beck did not look to what Gingrich did in practice and instead focused on what he said as a scholar.
    He said he admired FDR. Beck goes loony tunes and interprest that as Gingrich LIKED WHAT FDR DID.
    That’s not what he meant and I would like to believe Beck knew that, as well.
    Otherwise, Beck is as stupid as the viewers who believed what Beck was shrieking.
    As I stated at the time -
    Patton admired Rommel. Was Patton a NAZI?

    *******
    I’m glad I hit refresh before I commented. I was going to say that but not as well as you did.

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  113. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Libertarian?

    Oh you are just PRECIOUS! lolol.
    STAY ON SUBJECT you squirrel chasing ninny.

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  114. Diann

    January 12th, 2013

    Big Fur Hat has no tolerance for opposing views?!

    Clearly that comment was written by somebody who doesn’t spend much time around here. I’ve been a regular visitor/commenter on this site since its inception. Fur invites opposing views, he welcomes disagreement. He and I certainly have been on opposite sides of discussions before. But our disagreements are always with mutual respect. It’s one of the reasons I like it here.

    I do not blindly accept everything Big Fur Hat says or posts. Sometimes I think he’s being a douche. Sometimes I think he’s being petty. Sometimes I think he is spot on. I’m not much for blind adoration or support. Which may explain why I didn’t vote for Obama (and yes, silly commenter, I did vote).

    Glenn Beck had an opportunity to be effective in the fight for this country. But it became about him. He is paranoid, delusional, and sees so many conspiracies that he can no longer be taken seriously. It’s a shame. As has already been mentioned, he had a lot to do with the expansion of the Tea Party Movement. But he’s flown off the rails.

    Douche?? That’s it. You’re banned. ONE YEAR. Starting now. Bfh

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  115. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Well that settles it. She’s in Lady In Red territory.

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  116. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    And honestly, Beck’s LACK of support for Romney seemed awfully calculated.
    Why wouldn’t he?
    It’s almost as if he thought ahead and deliberately didn’t back Romney for fear of being called religiously partisan.
    That’s not principled, it’s merely marketing.
    I know, it sounds like I’m saying he was damned if he did, damned when he didn’t, BUT – he backed Santorum, who was the LEAST libertarian of the entire bunch. Something just didn’t sit right. It never does with Beck.

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  117. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Cougar,
    Where did I say I didn’t vote for Romney?
    Are you actually reading my incredulous sarcasm as an actual confession?
    You know, you should send me pictures so I can see if you’re as good looking as you claim. It might be your only saving grace.

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  118. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    [Busts in door, shines light into fur's eyes]

    ANSWER THE QUESTIONS!
    DID YOU OR DID YOU NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY!?
    WHAT COLOR IS GREEN?!
    DO YOU KNOW WHERE I LEFT MY CAR KEYS?!

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  119. 147DegreesWest (@147DW)

    January 12th, 2013

    Glen Beck is a FRAUD. He steals information, and that was well covered by Breitbart. He TRASHED Newt Gingrich during the election and called him a progressive socialist.

    Now, he has decided to be a libertarian? That is hysterical!!!!! I guess that means he now hates Israel? He now loves Islam? Whatever… he is a loon!

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  120. 147DegreesWest (@147DW)

    January 12th, 2013

    I wonder now what Santorum will say? LOL… Beck called both Santorum and Romney the next George Washington.

    Yet the man who wrote the book on Yorktown is a progressive…. I can’t stand BECK.

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  121. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Here you go, hun.
    Read carefully and we’ll be waiting for the “Ohhhhh” lol
    —————
    Definition of SARCASM

    1
    : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
    2
    a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual
    b : the use or language of sarcasm

    See sarcasm defined for English-language learners »
    See sarcasm defined for kids »

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  122. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Oh and uh… I found my car keys.
    Sorry for the scare.

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  123. Diann

    January 12th, 2013

    HEY! I was defending you!!!! Don’t be a douche!

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  124. Left Coast Dan

    January 12th, 2013

    @mja – must use heavy Cherman accent.

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  125. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    lolol Diann

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  126. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    I liked you better when we all thought you had huge knockers.

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  127. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Ya, you were “helping me.”
    Like the guy who shaves your ankles before you go to the electric chair.

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  128. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    Left Coast Dan,

    Ya ya! *snapping whip noises*

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  129. xthred

    January 12th, 2013

    Think I’ll leave my car keys in the ignition overnight. Maybe I’ll get complimented.

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  130. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Oh, just for the record.
    Not that people didn’t know this, but I just want to confirm it:

    Libertarian
    L Greene
    Huh
    Sore Loser

    These screen names all come from the same IP address.

    XX.138.89.XXX

    So they are classic sockpuppetting. They are creating different personas that are giving support to their posts under a different name.

    Pathetic.
    I’m sure the 62 year-old “woman” looks great in the mirror once he does the dick tuck.

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  131. Dccra

    January 12th, 2013

    Huh? Huh? I did vote, but I bet YOU penciled in Beck. Does Beck “laughing all the way to the bank” make him noble? If anything, that comment proves why I do not like him. He reinvents himself and preaches doom and gloom for the almighty dollar. And as for the “infighting” (that someone else posted), it’s charlatans like Beck help create it. I don’t care if he is right 85% of the time (which he wasn’t during the 3 or 4 months he dedicated to destroying Newt), when he used the 85% for his own gain, and uses the other 15% to manipulate his mindless 15% Beckerhead minions.

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  132. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    “I liked you better when we all thought you had huge knockers.”

    Major LOL Fur! :D

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  133. Frosteetoes

    January 12th, 2013

    The GOP can suck a choad for not supporting Newt yet giving us Romney instead. The fix was already in back in 2008 when it was McCain’s turn up to bat. They told Mitt that he would have it the next round. Newt threw the monkey wrench into those plans as he was out of the loop. Newt had no more skeletons, everything was already on the table. He was vetted quite a while ago. When Newt won those primaries he won BIG. I blame this current lot of Republicans for Obama’s reelection as much as I do the Democrats.

    Fuck the GOP
    Fuck the progressives
    Fuck Faux news
    Fuck Glenn Beck

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  134. Frosteetoes

    January 12th, 2013

    Pathetic.
    I’m sure the 62 year-old “woman” looks great in the mirror once he does the dick tuck.
    ******************
    Ssssppeewwwwffft

    (I must remember to put the cup of soda down before reading Fur’s post.)

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  135. printboy

    January 12th, 2013

    Hi, my name is printboy and I’m a Libertarian….

    Having said that….Just so you know I’ve lived my whole life in Georgia….

    Gingrich is not who you think he is….

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  136. RWF

    January 12th, 2013

    I agree with some of the opinions of GB, and I find him at times educational and rarely entertaining. Still, I do wonder if he whips up hysteria to sell shit. Take his last book for instance, Agenda 21. Read it in about 3 hours. It was lame, and read like it was written by an amateur writer.

    I do not understand his popularity. He is not on the level of Wilkow, Stein, or of course, Levin. He may not even be close to Hannity. LOL

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  137. Not shocked Beck is a Libertarian

    January 12th, 2013

    Beck has a new gig about every 2-3 months. He gets tired of one topic, then he switches to another one. Also, is he now NOT going to support Israel? Guess no more trips to the Holy Land for him! I am glad that he’s come out of the closet.

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  138. RWF

    January 12th, 2013

    Oh and Frostee…LOL!

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  139. MaryfromMarin

    January 12th, 2013

    MJA–

    Unlikely to be LIR. No ellipses.

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  140. Ty Coon

    January 12th, 2013

    I wish this thing would post my comments. This was the most fun I’ve had all week. I know that’s sad.

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  141. Ty Coon

    January 12th, 2013

    O.K. now it works. Well that’s embarrassing.

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  142. Helldogger

    January 12th, 2013

    I really don’t need Mr. L, the Romney supporter, telling me Beck is a nut. I figured that out a long time ago. I want to know exactly what Mr. L is. He looks like a little cartoon man that stays at the bar all the time. Maybe that’s why he accused all of us who realized Romney was a fake of losing the election.

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  143. Melody

    January 12th, 2013

    Is Teh Gingers back?

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  144. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Printboy!!! Libertarian???

    Gettem! Come on, kill himmmmmmmmm!

    Gingrich was an acceptable choice given what was thrown at us.
    I never had the Gingrich action figure, or the poster. But I know one thing, he wasn’t a progressive “no different than Obama.”
    That was kooky talk meant to exploit and throw red meat to a certain segment of people that thinks anyone to the left of John Birch is a communist.
    And guess what?
    Beck is to the left of John Birch. In fact, if he’s a libertarian he’s to the left of Romney on many issues.
    Strange bird, that Beck.

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  145. Melody

    January 12th, 2013

    Beck sells Fear, that is why he wanted Obumbles back in office four more years of the money rolling in.

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  146. Melody

    January 12th, 2013

    BTW, I am 63, damn good looking for my age, own my own business,and am female. Not that it makes any difference guys.

    So Fur, ask her if the hair is red? lol

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  147. Tuesday

    January 12th, 2013

    Galah, I love a good fight!

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  148. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    All roads lead to Ginger.

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  149. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Mr. L is at a bar like Gilligan was on an island.

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  150. Tuesday

    January 12th, 2013

    Didn’t she call you ‘dear’ BFH? I’ll have to go back and look, but it’s almost like she knows you.

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  151. Tuesday

    January 12th, 2013

    From Libertaran?: “You’ll be long gone before Beck. Karma, my dear.”

    Female. Knows you. Or thinks she does.

    Probably my mother. -bfh

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  152. sablegsd

    January 12th, 2013

    “BTW, I am 63, damn good looking for my age, own my own business,and am female. Not that it makes any difference guys.

    Signing off.”

    Bet you don’t still own a business when ovomit gets done with you. You voted for him, didn’t you? Because you were so worried about the GOP’s war on women. Right?

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  153. Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    January 12th, 2013

    For anyone who cares. I don’t post here much. But I read here a lot and link stuff from here to where I do post a lot.

    My story. I liked Beck a lot. His Gingrich shenanigans were totally unfair and pissed me off greatly, even though I’m no fanboy of Gingrich. I almost cancelled by basic GBTV package over it. Then I decided, you know what. He and The Blaze are just another source. One of many sources to try and get to the truth. And that’s how I use them. This inside baseball stuff about Beck stealing stuff from other sites and yada, yada, yada, and he did this, and did that, I’m sure is very important to some of you. I’m not in the business and don’t understand that stuff, and don’t care to understand it. I’ll use this site, The Blaze/Beck, Fox News, and a bunch of others to try and figure out the truth, not because any of them are perfect, but because none of them are perfect, and there never will be any that are.

    It seems to me, that there are a lot of like-minded and good people among Conservatives/ Libertarians/Republicans/whatever who expect too much of the people they basically agree with. It’s not helping anything, only hurting our ability to fight the Progressives/Communists.

    If you want to live in a fantasy world where perfection exists, become a Progressive.

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  154. Aunt Liz

    January 12th, 2013

    Okay youse guys, I am now incorporating Galah in my repertoire. It can never replace GAAH, but it shall serve its own purpose!

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  155. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    Lemmingsnotaround

    “It seems to me, that there are a lot of like-minded and good people among Conservatives/ Libertarians/Republicans/whatever who expect too much of the people they basically agree with. It’s not helping anything, only hurting our ability to fight the Progressives/Communists.”

    Unless your a dumb ass libertarian that voted for some one other the Mitt. How’s that protest voting doing for ya now. I got a belly full of these idiots before the election and quite honestly I’m pissed. As a matter of fact if your that stupid I don’t want you on my team anyway.

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  156. Iron

    January 12th, 2013

    Ever notice how Beck is all ‘sell everything and buy seeds and be ready.’ Meanwhile he takes money from the stooges that blindly give it to him and expands his bullshitery operation.

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  157. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Message from Mr. L via Twitter

    Big thanks to @BigFurHat & @xthred for the shout out on Beck segment. much appreciated iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=165493

    You’re welcome!

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  158. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Lemmingsrnotus,

    I can appreciate your points aside from this one: the stealing. It’s not hard to understand stealing. That’s not inside baseball.

    Okay, you didn’t know about it. You do now.
    If you just shrug and say, “oh well, how does that effect me?” then you’re part of the problem.
    We’re not talking about someone being accused of stealing a song that you like, where you just shrug and say, “hey, I like the song. What do you want from me?”
    Beck is peddling an ideology that looks down upon theft.
    That makes him a charlatan.

    SitesandBlogs.com>>>For example, in March, Beck showed a video of liberal protesters calling for amnesty for illegal immigrants. No external credit was given for the video, leading the viewer to believe that Beck’s own staff obtained and owned the video clip. This was not the case. The video was actually created by an anonymous blogger called Rebel Pundit.

    Beck not only failed to give Rebel Pundit his deserved credit and valuable publicity, Beck went so far as to edit the video to hide a watermark for the RebelPundit.com website.>>

    Do you know what that could have done for RebelPundit? The guy works his ass off and some blase thief just takes it and scrubs rebelpundit’s credit off. WHY?

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  159. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    No, seriously. I thoroughly reject the refrain
    “Oh, look what you’re doing. You’re going after one of our own and that’s bad for “the cause,” while giving a free pass to a serial thief that causes harm to “one of our own.”
    You can’t have it both ways.

    From The Daily Caller/ Breitbart.com -
    Mandy Nagy, a conservative blogger known online as Liberty Chick, spent untold hours last fall creating a chart that tracks left-wing billionaire George Soros’s influence over media organizations, only to see it appear, in its exact form and without any attribution, on Beck’s famous chalkboard. “We were laughing that he went to all the trouble of [recreating] the visual on the blackboard,” Nagy said, not sounding entirely amused.
    John Sexton, who blogs at VerumSerum.com, has provided Beck with material several times, and has sometimes received credit for it. But in several other cases, Sexton says, “he’s used our stuff without any hat tip at all. I don’t understand that.” According to Sexton, in one instance even famously liberal CBS News credited VerumSerum.com for content it used, while Beck, who lifted the same material, did not.
    Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com recalls watching Beck use a story she wrote about campaign contributions the Obama campaign received from donors in Gaza. Many other publications referred to the story, Geller says, but only Beck refused to give her credit for it.
    “I went through thousands of pages of FEC documents and it was an enormous task to uncover the campaign contributions from Gaza, a Hamas-controlled area, to President Obama,” Geller says. “It’s in my book and it wasn’t a secret that I wrote the story. I don’t know how to describe such outrageous and proud thievery. I like his work, but he’s a thief.”

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  160. KF

    January 12th, 2013

     
  161. KF

    January 12th, 2013

    From Daily Caller article

    Publisher Andrew Breitbart has seen a number of his stories surface on various Beck media properties over the past few years. While he describes himself as “grateful for the many times he has credited me and my sites,” Breitbart says that “sometimes he also uses other peoples’ work without crediting them, making it appear as though it were his own. But especially since adopting ‘The Truth Has No Agenda’ slogan – and trying to deliberately re-position himself as the pious conscience and judge of many of those Publisher Andrew Breitbart has seen a number of his stories surface on various Beck media properties over the past few years. While he describes himself as “grateful for the many times he has credited me and my sites,” Breitbart says that “sometimes he also uses other peoples’ work without crediting them, making it appear as though it were his own. But especially since adopting ‘The Truth Has No Agenda’ slogan – and trying to deliberately re-position himself as the pious conscience and judge of many of those he took content from – he has exposed himself to his new motto’s unforgiving standard.”

    By any standard, Beck seems unusually reliant on the work of others, and unusually reluctant to credit it. In an interview with TheDC, Roger L. Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media, suggested that Beck has committed the journalistic equivalent of a notorious crime. “It is not a question of just doing it right the majority of the time. It is a question of doing it right always,” Simon said. “Doris Kearns Goodwin is forever a fraud in my estimation because she has been caught plagiarizing once. If you rob a bank once, you still robbed a bank.”he took content from – he has exposed himself to his new motto’s unforgiving standard.”

    By any standard, Beck seems unusually reliant on the work of others, and unusually reluctant to credit it. In an interview with TheDC, Roger L. Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media, suggested that Beck has committed the journalistic equivalent of a notorious crime. “It is not a question of just doing it right the majority of the time. It is a question of doing it right always,” Simon said. “Doris Kearns Goodwin is forever a fraud in my estimation because she has been caught plagiarizing once. If you rob a bank once, you still robbed a bank.”….

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  162. KF

    January 12th, 2013

    WOW, you guys should check out the flame war over at DC in the comments from that piece on Beck, they kept going until 6 months ago, about 40 pages

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  163. BigFurHat

    January 12th, 2013

    Page three of your linked story is the most scathing. It tells about how Robert Spencer spent a day on the phone with a show’s producer about the caliphate.
    They assured Robert he would get the credit for all the work. BUPKIS. Beck preened as if this was all his work and expertise.
    Another guy had the same experience. He was groomed to be a guest on the show and at the last minute they bounced the guy and Glenn did it himself and pontificated as if he were the expert and they never referred back to the guy’s work at all.
    Then he sees his own written word lifted and placed on GlennBeck.com in a “study guide” about Egypt. NO ATTRIBUTION.
    Then Beck announces that he just wrote a new slogan – “The Truth Has No Agenda.”
    Turns out he stole it, and then hired the guy who copyrighted it(probably as a settlement) and then began selling the merchandise.
    Why say “I wrote it” when he clearly didn’t?
    And he knew he didn’t because he knew the guy that did.
    read it here.
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/18/thedc-exclusive-conservatives-hit-beck-for-taking-content-without-attribution/3/

    I can understand that people like Beck because it’s their favorite show, and no one likes things they’ve found and enjoy attacked, and they want to treat me like I’m farting on their birthday cake.
    Sorry. I’m only reporting the truth.
    The guy runs roughshod over good conservatives and when it’s pointed out the ironic whining seems to be, “you’re running roughshod over a good conservative!” Meanwhile, he’s attacked the TEA Party as racists and he’s now a libertarian.

    I don’t follow that logic at all, unless you think
    the peons below Beck have to take it for the team (sorta) because Beck is … Beck.
    Bullshit.

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  164. RosalindJ

    January 12th, 2013

    Huckster and theiving scum..cubed

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  165. Frosteetoes

    January 12th, 2013

    Just out of curiosity, has Beck stolen anything from IOTW?

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  166. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    My wife and I spotted he was a huckster about 5 years ago. Some of those sobbing spells seemed a bit contrived. I always found it interesting how submissive he was when he was on O’reilly’s show. Another red flag. I don’t like that tuff guy either. Ever see any of his early broadcast footage. He was a freaken bean pole. Us conservatives need to avoid the hucksters. Thank god for sites like this.

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  167. Frosteetoes

    January 12th, 2013

    Greg Gutfield and Greta seem like the only sincere people left on that network. Even Hannity jumped the shark when he turned agreeing with Obama on illegal immigration.

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  168. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    Frosteetoes, Add Neil Cavuto, and Charles Payne. Those guys are awesome. I love it when the big black guy starts hammering Obama. That guys got quite a story.

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  169. JimBob

    January 12th, 2013

    I never followed him good to know i was right.

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  170. Claudia

    January 13th, 2013

    Whew, I’m late to the party, but the reading was fun!

    My take: Everyone has cooties, but when you pretend to be perfect, the cooties really show.

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  171. Sue Lynn

    January 13th, 2013

    MrL Tavern goes where no reporter goes…the truth!

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  172. Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    January 13th, 2013

    BigFurhat

    If these are illegal activities and against the law, than please sue them and take them to court. If the law is ambiguous, or not clearly defined, than push for new laws. Although please try to get 2 laws erased for every new one.

    It’s not about me not caring. I’m not in your business. You can either sue them, or you can’t. If you can’t, then either there is a problem with the law, or you need to just move on.

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  173. Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    January 13th, 2013

    Brad Brad.

    I voted. I voted for Romney. I’m not a Libertarian.

    You’re barkin up the wrong tree.

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  174. Iron

    January 14th, 2013

    Helldogger(dodger?)is so schooled on Glen Beck yet he like to listen to Glen Beck’s weekend edition. tunein.com/radio/Glenn-Beck-Weekend-Edition-p52024/

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