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Giles: Glenn Beck Has Brass Gonads

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  1. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Glenn Beck Has Brass Gonads
    by Doug Giles

    Don’t you know Obama and his ilk wish to God (or whoever the heck they wish to) that Glenn Beck would fall into adultery with an Argentinean newswoman, or cut his jugular vein while shaving, or show up drunk, high and naked to his FOX show and forever be publically vilified, marginalized and thus muzzled?

    Beck has formally joined Rush as an Official Pain in Barack Obama’s Backside (OPIBOB). (Are you an OPIBOB yet?) Yep, not only has Obama’s administration called Rush out, but the White House has now phoned Beck during his TV show in an attempt to get him to dial the heck down.

    Glenn said this past week that Barack’s minions were actually calling his show while he was on air because he was being a meany. When I heard this I was sitting there eating pretzels and drinking a martini thinking: Are you kidding me? Is Perez Hilton running the White House? The White House is actually calling Beck during his program in an attempt to get him to cease and desist his digs? Wow . . . sounds, pretty gay to me. No offense to gay people, of course.

    So, what’s next, Whine House? Are you gonna post an angry note on Beck’s Facebook wall? Are you going to place Glenn’s picture on the White House website and draw naughty stuff on his forehead? Unbelievable. Not only do we have to contend with and check a radical Socialist-in-Chief at every point, but we also have to a field a cheeky, paranoid, oversensitive staff that makes Nixon look like Andy Griffith’s Aunt Bee.

    So, what’s all the hubbub about? Why is Beck under their epidermis? Well, it’s principally because he asks questions. And if there is one thing that derails the Hope and Change Train, it’s questions. Oh, I almost forgot: Facts also get them purty PO’ed. Questions and facts . . . can’t have that. Yep, both of those little damnable ditties are detrimental to Obama’s oligarchical grasp.

    For those who missed Beck’s week of must-see TV, he boldly parleyed into the President’s court questions several million of us want to ask but don’t have a top-ranked TV show on the most watched cable news channel to get the proper respect and response. Here’s a little sample of Beck’s mischievous queries. On Monday he inquired:

    - We are in so much debt, why spend more borrowed money on cap-and-trade and healthcare programs before we stop the flow of red-ink?

    - The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?

    - If it was so important for congress to pass the stimulus bill before they even had time to read it, why has only a fraction of the stimulus money been spent 6 months later?

    - Why won’t members of Congress read the bills before they vote on them?

    - Why are citizens mocked and laughed at when they ask their congressman to read the bills before they vote on them?

    - How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist, become a special advisor to the president?

    - Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor?

    - The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill—why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill?

    - If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1,000-page plus bills actually impose on the American people?

    - If the “public option” health care plan is so good, why won’t politicians agree to have that as their plan?

    - If town hall meetings are intended for the politicians to learn what’s on our mind—why do they spend so much time talking instead of listening?

    - Is using the economic crises to rush legislation through congress what Rahm Emanuel meant when he talked about “not letting a crisis go to waste”?

    - What are the czars paid? What is the budget for their staffs/offices?

    On Tuesday Beck wondered aloud:

    - Who is “surrounding” the President in the White House?

    - Do any of the President’s advisers have criminal records?

    - Are the President’s advisers working to better the country or their own ideals?

    - Who are the anti-capitalists in Washington?

    - What roles do they have in crafting bills?

    - What was “STORM”? What happened to the founders, and where are they now?

    - What qualifications must one have to be a Presidential adviser?

    - Should a communist have the ear of the President of the United States?

    - What role did the Apollo Alliance play in crafting bills?

    - Does the President know the co-founder of the Weather Underground is a board member of the Apollo Alliance?

    On Wednesday Glenn wanted to know:

    - Why does the FCC have a diversity “czar”?

    - Who is Mark Lloyd, and how does he plan to “balance” the airwaves?

    - Will he bring back the Fairness Doctrine, or worse?

    - Cass Sunstein once said he wants to balance the Internet; is that next?

    - Will broadcasters who leave the airwaves be allowed to go to satellite or Internet without government regulation?

    - Is there any place (that has a mass audience) where the government won’t regulate free speech?

    - Why does it seem every member of the Obama advisory team hates capitalism, unless those companies (like G.E.) are in bed with the administration?

    If Lloyd has his way, stations that don't comply with the government’s definition of the “public interest” will have to pay a massive fine—which helps support public broadcasting:

    - What will be the definition of “public interest”?

    - Who defines “public interest”?

    - Why should it be balanced? Because it's public airwaves? (Well, there are public roads that go by my house, and I don't count how many Republicans and Democrats are driving on them.)

    On Thursday GB thought:

    - Why do we need a civilian force?

    - Who is posing a threat to us?

    - Who will this “force” be made up of?

    - Who is the real enemy?

    - Does the president know of a coming event? If not, who builds an army against an unrecognized enemy?

    - Why won't the media get off their butts and look into these radicals in the White House? And into this civilian army?

    (*For the full list visit: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29631/) You see, Beck was just asking questions. Hey, White House . . . Can we not ask questions anymore? Is that verboten? Can we not ask our elected officials to explain themselves, elucidate a bit about their odd buddies and make clear their policies and proposals?

    Can we not question you boys with boldness, hold to the truth, and speak without fear of reprisal? Huh?

    In the words of my redneck hunting buddy, better known as the West Texas Warrior, “Why, hell we can!” Not only can we, ladies and gents, but we must.

    Uh, correct me if I’m wrong, but this is our nation; this ain’t Cuba or Venezuela yet. We pay the government’s bills, and therefore they answer to us, they represent us—and if they don’t then we take their airplanes, limos, mistresses and five-star hotels away from them. Yeah, I believe that’s how it’s supposed to work.

    Keep asking the hard questions, boys and girls. Don’t let them tread on you.

    Great job, Mr. Beck.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/DougGiles/2009/08/29/glenn_beck_has_brass_gonads?page=1
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Sounds like he has a lot of questions and few answers.
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Well OGT your guy Obama is supposed to have all the answers as well as the key to CHANGE.
  4. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    How many threads are gonna be started about Glenn Beck that have the words Balls and Nuts in the title?

    The PZ is more homoerotic than usual ..... all we need is McCordsville Eagle to come in here with an oiled up picture of Brady Quinn.
  5. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    - The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?

    just one of the questions, dont really have time to look into all of them right
    now.

    be warned: i looked this up on factcheck.org so i am sure some of ya'll
    will just poo-poo it and keep believing what ever you like. im okay with that.

    The Stimulus Bill and ACORN


    February 6, 2009

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    Q: Does the stimulus bill include a $5.2 billion payoff for ACORN?
    A: The bill does include funds for which ACORN would be eligible to compete - against hundreds of other groups. But most is for a housing rehabilitation program ACORN says it never applied for in the past and won’t in the future.

    FULL QUESTION

    I would appreciate having FactCheck.org look into whether ACORN will receive $5.23 billion from the Obama stimulus package under the guise of “stabilizing neighborhoods.” I have been bombarded by e-mails from an acquaintance about this. What can you find about this? Thank you.
    FULL ANSWER
    For the past two weeks, Republicans have been raising a new charge against a familiar enemy, claiming that the Democrats’ stimulus bill includes as much as $5.2 billion in "goodies" for the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN). Last fall, Republicans accused ACORN of "massive voter fraud," a claim which we said was exaggerated. The group has since become a favorite target of Republicans, so it understandably raises a few hackles when House Republican leader John Boehner’s Web site proclaims that the bill provides "a taxpayer-funded bonanza" for ACORN. And Republican Sen. David Vitter goes even further, telling Newsmax TV that the provisions amount to "a political payoff." Also, the National Republican Trust PAC has taken up the issue in fundraising pitches. But these claims are wildly exaggerated and rely upon faulty logic.
    Let’s start with the (very few) claims that critics get right. The House version of the stimulus bill does indeed include about $1 billion in funding for the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program and another $4.2 billion ($2.2 billion in the Senate’s version) in funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Neither program is new: CDBG has been around since President Ford (a Republican) signed it into law in 1974, while the NSP was authorized in 2008 as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act signed into law by President Bush.
    On its Web site, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which runs both programs, describes CDBG as "a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs." But those funds cannot be used for anything resembling ACORN’s controversial voter registration programs. HUD has very strict rules for projects that can be funded through CDBG grants, including promotion of home ownership and micro-enterprise assistance. ACORN has long been eligible for CDBG funds, and Boehner’s Web site points out that the group has received almost $1.6 million (not billion) in CDBG grants over a four-year span.
    NSP’s mission is more limited: Its funds are used to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes, redevelop and then resell them, with the aim of stabilizing home prices. Boehner and Vitter claimed to smell a rat in the stimulus package’s language that allows nonprofit entities to compete directly for NSP funds. When the NSP was created last year, only state and local governments were eligible to participate in the program. The new language in the stimulus bill, Republicans argue, is a way to funnel money to ACORN.
    We make no judgments about the wisdom of allowing nonprofits to compete with state and local governments for NSP funds. Is this a "payoff" or "goodies" for liberal allies, or for ACORN specifically? Actually, both programs hand out grants only on a competitive basis. ACORN – and any other nonprofit entity – would be eligible to compete for NSP funds (as it already does for CDBG funds), but the key words here are "eligible" and "compete."
    Competition would likely be stiff. In 2008, NSP’s first year, states handed out funds to a total of 308 grantees. The NSP rules would require ACORN to show that it would spend the money to renovate and resell foreclosed homes more efficiently than other applicants.
    Moreover, ACORN is already indirectly eligible for NSP money; current law permits state and local governments to subcontract work, and ACORN would be eligible to compete for funds at the local level. However, ACORN didn’t get any NSP money last year and says it doesn’t plan to apply for NSP money in the future. Indeed, renovating foreclosed properties is not something the group has done in the past; its efforts in the home-buying industry focus mainly on developing new affordable housing and eliminating what it calls "predatory financial practices" by mortgage lenders. The group’s chief organizer, Bertha Lewis, writes:
    Lewis: We have not received neighborhood stabilization funds, have no plans to apply for such funds, and didn’t weigh in on the pending rule changes.
    Faulty Logic
    Boehner and Vitter commit two logical fallacies. Their argument has the form:
    1. The stimulus bill provides funding for redeveloping neighborhoods.
    2. ACORN does work in redeveloping neighborhoods.
    3. Therefore the stimulus bill provides funding for ACORN.
    That’s an example of what philosophers call the undistributed middle fallacy. It’s a common mistake; in May 2008, we caught Sen. John McCain making a similar logical blunder. But Boehner and Vitter compound their error by treating different terms as if they had the same meaning. ACORN does indeed work in redeveloping neighborhoods, but the work that it does is not the same sort of work for which NSP provides funding. By pretending as if the two are the same, Boehner and Vitter commit the fallacy of equivocation.
    We’re accustomed to seeing logical fallacies in political arguments. But working two of them into a single argument is unusually bad logic.
    -Joe Miller


    http://www.factcheck.org/2009/02/the-stimulus-bill-and-acorn/
  6. MetalHead

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    theogt...I have challenged you to answer these crazy Beck claims.
    You have failed miserably...your only defense is a HuffPo post by CowboyWay...failure.

    Here is another "crazy" Beck claim...dispute it.
  7. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    just to clarify, my post attempts to answer one of those crazy beck claims.
    seems he isnt being totally honest in his assertions about acorn receiving
    billions, they are eligible to receive them, but they have not and state they
    wont even apply for them.

    if you care to argue they shouldnt even be eligible thats another story,
    but at least be honest when you ask the question.
  8. jwhardin

    jwhardin Member

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    Actually the money goes into CIC a money shell game. Check out all the tenacles ACORN plus their association with SEIU
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    My guy Obama?

    I didn't vote for the guy. I had considered voting for McCain but chose not to vote at all.
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    You asked me to point to a place where he says something crazy. I did.

    I'm not sure what else I can do. You can ignore the video if you like. I can't really help you there.
  11. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Huffpo created the video as part of a conspiracy to discredit beck!11!1!eleven
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    You know what this post is missing?











    The letter YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111
  13. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    I'm not ignoring anything, theogt, and I am not asking you to do it either. All I'll ask is that you identify for me the questions Beck posed above that you think are frivolous and unworthy of answers. Thanks.

    :)
  14. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives.

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    Crickets....
  15. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    :laugh2:

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