The odious Glenn Beck has every right to his rally

Glenn Beck is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained. There is nothing too base for him to say; no lie too odious for him to repeat; no smear too vile for him to include as part of his schtick.
He has called President Obama a racist repeatedly. And he is so ignorant of the civil rights movement that he once claimed that U.S. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) was trying to mimic a civil rights leader. Ahem. John Lewis was a civil rights leader — a rather famous one.
Beck has no appreciation for or understanding of Dr. King’s philosophy, which was based on the theological concept of social justice. As a minister, King preached and lived that philosophy. Beck has denounced the very idea of social justice as a theological concept.
You can understand why some civil rights activists are offended that Beck has chosen to schedule his rally at the Lincoln Memorial for August 28, a date that holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans because Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the Washington Mall on that date.
Still, Beck has every right to his rally. Why? He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others.

From the WaPo:

Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin among the scheduled speakers, will take place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech there.

The conservative talk show host announced in November that he wanted to reveal a “100 year plan for America” at the Lincoln Memorial. More recently, he said that the purpose of his Aug. 28 event is to restore the country’s “values” and to pay tribute to military families.

“There will be absolutely no politics involved,” he said. “This rally will honor the troops, unite the American people under the principles of integrity and truth, and make a pledge to restore honor within ourselves and our country.”

Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck’s plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country’s civil rights movement.

Responding to the criticism on his show June 28, Beck said he believes it was “divine providence” that the rally was scheduled on the anniversary of the King speech. He said he had initially planned the event for Sept. 12 and then realized it was a Sunday. “I’m not going to ask anyone to work on the Sabbath,” he said. He rescheduled the rally for Aug. 28 because it was the best day for the schedules of the people involved, he said.

“It was not my intention to select 8-28 because of the Martin Luther King tie. It is the day he made that speech. I had no idea until I announced it and I walked offstage and my researchers said, New York Times has already just published that this is [the same day as the King speech] — and I said, ‘Oh, jeez.’ “

I don’t believe for one minute that Beck didn’t choose the date intentionally. Of course, he did — to be provocative. And his declaration that the rally won’t be political is a flat-out lie. Sarah Palin is among the speakers. Of course, it will be political.

Demagogues like Beck whip up the passions of a crowd, who then believe they should be able to impose their views on others. But the US Constitution protects the rights of minorities from the inflamed passions of a mob. That same Bill of Rights allows Beck his rally on the mall on any date that the US Park Service gives him a permit.

There is one thing Beck said with which I agree:”. . Whites don’t own Abraham Lincoln. Blacks don’t own Martin Luther King. Humans, humans embrace their ideas or reject their ideas.”

No, black people don’t own MLK. He belongs to America — an America much better because of the life he lived. Beck doesn’t seem to believe in that America, but I don’t believe King would have tried to deny him his rally on Aug. 28.

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Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
8:18 am

Seems everyone is demogogue these days. Demo-smog, Demo-grog, Demo-flog, Demo-trogs.

Oh well atleast we have one constant in our lives, that beign Cynthia is still Sexy!

MiltonMan

August 18th, 2010
8:24 am

Let’s see. Ms. Tucker is against Beck speaking on “August 28, a date that holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans because Dr. King…” but she does support the Mosque being built close to ground zero even though many victims’ families consider that a slap in the face.

Also, check out John Lewis commercial supporting John Eaves. Whipping up the fear mongering of the Atlanta residents that North Fulton residents were going to turn the water hoses on them & let the dogs loose after them. Everything that is always mentioned about John Lewis is “that he was a good leader…”; “he was…”; “he was…”. John Lewis is nothing more than a has been.

Normal

August 18th, 2010
8:26 am

The less attention paid to Mr. Beck and Mr. Limbaugh, the better. They are false idols. They and their followers will get their just desserts in due time.

God bless America for giving a man the right to make a fool of himself.

bill johnson

August 18th, 2010
8:26 am

“Glenn Beck is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained. There is nothing too base for him to say; no lie too odious for him to repeat; no smear too vile for him to include as part of his schtick.”

Wow that sounds like you CT except on the left side of the political spectrum!

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:27 am

“Beck has no appreciation for or understanding of Dr. King’s philosophy”

And neither do A LOT of people in this nation. Dr. King is probably rolling over in his grave at the way blacks and whites act these days.

“I don’t believe for one minute that Beck didn’t choose the date intentionally. Of course, he did — to be provocative.”

Yet you don’t think the Muslim’s picking a spot 2 blocks from Ground Zero isn’t provocative? Just sayin….

godless heathen

August 18th, 2010
8:27 am

Can’t agree with you more Ms. Tucker about GB’s right to hold his rally, but I doubt he is as evil as you portray him.

How many that are up in arms about the Muslim’s rights to build their what-ever-it-is near ground zero are going to have their panties all in a wad over GB speaking at the Lincoln Memorial on such a holy day?

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:28 am

“God bless America for giving a man the right to make a fool of himself.”

God bless America for giving a woman the right to make a fool of herself. Cynthia does it pretty often on here. :lol:

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:29 am

As a white woman, Glenn Beck brings SHAME to our entire race! What an ignoramus! When is someone going to drop a house on HIM????!!!!

buck@gon

August 18th, 2010
8:30 am

Cynthia,

With all the name-calling that you do; with all the unanswered questions; with all the illogical statements; with all the gratuitous blaming of the GOP; with all of the knee-jerk shilling for the Democrat party, for “the poor” for unions or for the hungry (oh, excuse me, “obese”) lower economic strata in this country, frankly we need Glenn Beck.

You see, the same people who are fooled by your shrill nonsense will by their lack of thoughtfulness also be fooled by Beck’s. If the people who can not understand rational arguments of say, Thomas Sowell or Jonah Goldberg, then they aren’t reachable by reasonable people, which excludes you, I’m sad to say.

Fight fire with fire.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
8:31 am

I have heard Bill Press slam this and he’s wrong, as is Greta Van Susteran who also thinks Glen’s rally should be moved to another location. Seems it’s another one of those “sensitivity” things, a disgusting pig like Beck at the Lincoln memorial sets many a nerve on edge.

If his permit finally comes through (and it most likely will) it will be interesting entertainment.

Grumpy

August 18th, 2010
8:32 am

Today’s “Poke the Bear” grade for this column: C+

A slightly better than average effort. But playing the Glenn Beck card to get righties riled up has been done a million times before. More creativity would be appreciated next time.

Dave from GT

August 18th, 2010
8:32 am

I guess odious = amoral and clever!

You are going to look great in a Burkha!

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:32 am

And please stop hating on our Ms Tucker. You sound like a racist. Remove those rose-colored glasses and stop listening to FOX….you’ve all been brainwashed to the point you don’t even know it!! Oh that’s right..FOX – Fair and Balanced…unless you pretend they didn’t just donate $1 Million to the Republican party.

Unreal

August 18th, 2010
8:33 am

In light of Jesse Jackson’s latest article I changed the start of Ms. Tucker’s article to this:

Jesse Jackson is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained. There is nothing too base for him to say; no lie too odious for him to repeat; no smear too vile for him to include as part of his schtick.

It is amazing to me that she can claim that Beck is a huckster and lies. Point out the lies with facts please. You can’t do it can you? As for the Jesse article I could point out lie after lie. Jesse Jackson lived a lie as a supposed Reverend while impregnating his girlfriend.

Take the speck out of your own eye before pointing out the speck in others. Cynthia if you wanted to advance the dialogue you would have taken Jesse to task for his histrionics the last 20 years instead of lying about Beck and demeaning him. You attack but can’t back up anything. That is the sign of desperation.

JMarietta

August 18th, 2010
8:33 am

Let’s see Ms. Tucker, you just called Mr. Beck amoral and a lier and didn’t back either one of those up with fact. I would think a journalist would know better than that.

commoncents

August 18th, 2010
8:34 am

Peadawg, please don’t insert logic into this conversation!

Normal

August 18th, 2010
8:34 am

Yet you don’t think the Muslim’s picking a spot 2 blocks from Ground Zero isn’t provocative? Just sayin….

Only to those who are afraid…

begging for viewership

August 18th, 2010
8:34 am

people are coming to their senses – Beck’s ratings are plummeting since the spring. This guy will be roadkill within 18 months. His arguments are specious at best, and his xenophobic drivel is growing tiresome.

We need more Lindsay Graham’s and John Cain’s in this world – seeking compromise to achieve small bits of progress every day. No one party has ALL of the answers. Compromise is the only way forward and demagogues like Beck and Olbermann are fanning the flames of division in this country. to our own demise

straitroad

August 18th, 2010
8:35 am

Ms. Tucker,

At least Beck favors freedom, which is much more than one can say about you. How about listing some specifics when you call Beck a liar. I can list plenty of documented lies coming from your prez if you would care to exchange a few.

Philosopher

August 18th, 2010
8:35 am

I entertain no delusions that Glenn Beck has any passions of his own or has any ideals in which he truly believes. He’s a husckster getting rich by way of hot-headed followers who need someone else to give them words to justify anger and discontent. No one will ever be able to say that America is a better place because of his contributions…it may be changed because of the devisive, hateful way in which he has whipped idiots into frenzy…but it will certainly NOT be a better place. Glenn points his finger and says, “blame him, blame them”. Martin made us think and look into and at ourselves…the only way humans can change for the better.

buck@gon

August 18th, 2010
8:36 am

Cynthia,

Given your cynical sniping at the GOP for the ground zero mosque, your criticism here seems hollow and entirely “astroturf”, contrived or fake. One might accuse you of playing on people’s fears, making weak political points for political purposes to incite hatred, invoke emotional responses or incite divisiveness.

Could you for once this week write a column which informs, instead of just accusing racism or intolerance? I don’t think you can. You’re in “the groove”.

1stcav

August 18th, 2010
8:36 am

Cynthia, you could do so much good for Atlanta, for Georgia and the nation by getting off your high horse and thanking God for the opportunities that you and the rest of America has. You are just like Sharpton, Jackson and other s that make your living keeping racism stirred up in the black community. Get over yourself Cynthia. Either lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.

godless heathen

August 18th, 2010
8:37 am

“As a white woman, Glenn Beck brings SHAME to our entire race! What an ignoramus! When is someone going to drop a house on HIM????!!!!”

Glenn Beck is a white woman?

Jacobite47

August 18th, 2010
8:38 am

I rather doubt that Ms. Tucker has ever watched an entire Glenn beck show. Yes watching his show is much like watching “Mad Money”, like Jim Crammer he gets very antimated. While I don’t agree with all he says, I do listen and actually THINK about what he said, something I very seriously doubt that Ms. Tuker does.
Last night watching mainstream news I learned that I was a bigoted racist because I like the vast majority of Americans do not want the mosque built in that particular location. No one denies their right to build a mosque, or worship as they please it’s the offensive location that is the issue.

Sick&Tired

August 18th, 2010
8:38 am

I’m sure you are correct about their intentions for chosing that date. However, there isn’t anything Beck or Palin can say on August 28th that could or would compare to Dr. Kings “I Have A Dream” speech. Their best work is creating nightmares and boogy men for their followers.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:38 am

straitroad…wrong choice of words and argument when you bring up the word “freedom”. Remember slavery? If ANYone celebrates freedom, it would be Obama and Cynthia Tucker! God what an embicile!

Jose

August 18th, 2010
8:39 am

“Glenn Beck is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained. There is nothing too base for him to say; no lie too odious for him to repeat; no smear too vile for him to include as part of his schtick”.

HOLY CRAP! That’s the pot calling the kettle black! Are you high this morning Tuck? First off, why don’t you list his statements and then prove them as lies? According to you, Beck and you have a lot in common. You also like to rile people up along racial lines and you have called many a white conservative a racist. You are throwing big stones in your racial glass house Tuck.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:40 am

“Only to those who are afraid…”

If that’s so, then it sounds like Cynthia afraid of Glenn Beck.

If there’s nothing wrong w/ the mosque being built 2 blocks from ground zero, then there’s nothing w/ Beck having his rally at the Lincoln Memorial for August 28. Period.

A "Voice"

August 18th, 2010
8:40 am

Beck is entitled to his opinion and interpretation of the civil rights movement. Because he is white does not negate his understanding any more than a person of color. Perhaps when (according to CT) he claimed that U.S. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) was trying to mimic a civil rights leader, Glenn didn’t mean his role during the civil rights movement but rather he meant in today’s environment which as you know is quite different than during the “movement”. The comment, “He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others.” Deny to others . . WHAT? I say sometimes the truth hurts?

Sick&Tired

August 18th, 2010
8:40 am

Glenn Beck is a white woman?

Yes, I hear he likes to cross dress in black with 6 inch red heels.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:40 am

Jose…Glenn Beck has spouted too many lies for Ms Tucker to sit here and list them all. It’s a blog! Not a thesis!!!

Unreal

August 18th, 2010
8:41 am

Dumb Followers – Are you really saying that Obama and Tucker were slaves so they can appreciate freedom more? Get real. As a taxpayer in this country I am a slave to the government who takes my money and spends it recklessly.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:41 am

@ Sick&Tired…high ^

Grumpy

August 18th, 2010
8:41 am

To the anti-mosque crowd…go check out Google maps. You can’t see the mosque site from ground zero. Yet you act like it’s going to be some blazing Vegas neon eyesore that is being forced down the throats of anyone who wants to visit ground zero.

This is a stupid issue and makes right wingers look like idiots.

kayaker 71

August 18th, 2010
8:41 am

Beck has a red telephone on his desk with a telephone number that he has given to the White House. He has repeatedly said on his show that if he tells a lie, they are free to call him and challenge his stand on any issue. The telephone has not rung once in the history of his show. And don’t tell me that someone from the Demos don’t watch his show every day to keep up with his revelations. Questions for you Beck haters. You might not agree with his stand on issues but tell me one time that he has lied to his listeners. “A disgusting pig like Beck”? Granny, you amaze me with your tolerance.

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
8:42 am

“He belongs to America — an America much better because of the life he lived. Beck doesn’t seem to believe in that America, but I don’t believe King would have tried to deny him his rally on Aug. 28.”

Testify, Ms. Tucker! Testify!

Unreal

August 18th, 2010
8:42 am

list the lies then Dumb Follower

MJ

August 18th, 2010
8:43 am

Perhaps what Mr. Beck meant in his reference to Mr. Lewis was that Mr. Lewis was imitating the civil rights leader he used to be….that he has turned from that earlier path.

I do not find Mr. Beck amoral or dious. If you listen to him carefully you will hear his love of country, of fairness, of the people. I would liek for you, Ms. Tucker, to tell us just who he is trying to deprive the Bill of Rights to.

Award-winning you may be, but honest and fair you are not. You are the one who is attempting to incite…not Mr. Beck.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:43 am

“This is a stupid issue and makes right wingers look like idiots.”

Then so is Beck having a rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Much ado about nothing. It’s a stupid issue and makes Cynthia look like an idiot.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
8:43 am

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:40 am
Jose…Glenn Beck has spouted too many lies for Ms Tucker to sit here and list them all. It’s a blog! Not a thesis!!!

Well lets make it simple for the simple minded libs, list three, no, make it two…no, make it one. And show proof Dummy not “here you go, this is a lie” crap that your group is so good at.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:44 am

Unreal..it’s a slap in the face to blacks in this country who HAVE overcome what their great-grandparents had to endure as slaves. Civil rights has only come to fruition in MY lifetime..born in 1960. I was the King message and those idiot white people who “hosed” black people in the streets because they felt superior. Same as Glenn Beck and the Republicans do now. And by any means necessary to achieve their goal of false messages and lies.

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
8:44 am

Philosopher @ 8:35

I’ll give you a “TESTIFY” to that as well.

commoncents

August 18th, 2010
8:44 am

Dumb Follower, do you remember slavery? I’m sure just yesterday you were working the field. So was Obama and CT. Oh wait, that was their parents. I mean grandparents. I mean great great great twice removed grandparent on their cousins side.

Still, we should give them reparations for their suffering (as a bumper sticker I saw the other day suggested: Make Black Reparations NOW!)

Jacobite47

August 18th, 2010
8:44 am

To godless heathen. Since when is 8/28 “a holy day”. I must have missed our President’s proclaimation.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:45 am

Jose…tell me one TRUTH for that matter. Drop the other shoe and go away will ya? Same ole Republican rhetoric. yawn.

Blake

August 18th, 2010
8:45 am

Lifelong Democrat, voted for Obama, who will NOT vote for O again.
Cynthia can’t stand the fact that he won’t win re-election based on HIS actions or inactions, conveniently forgetting that the office is his to win again or lose again.
The dream has turned into a nightmare.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:45 am

Dumb Followers, do you feel the same about the mosque, that it’s a slap in the face to the families of Americans that died that day?

Jose

August 18th, 2010
8:46 am

“To the anti-mosque crowd…go check out Google maps. You can’t see the mosque site from ground zero. Yet you act like it’s going to be some blazing Vegas neon eyesore that is being forced down the throats of anyone who wants to visit ground zero.

This is a stupid issue and makes right wingers look like idiots”.

The mosque is less then 600 ft from ground zero and you can see it from that point. And you call us stupid? Fact checking would be beneficial to your statements.

A dad

August 18th, 2010
8:47 am

Hmmm. Con this guy using the Lincoln Memorial (A public place) because it has significance to the civil rights movement, but pro the mosque near ground zero. Nice double standard you got there Cindy.

Dan

August 18th, 2010
8:47 am

Per MiltonMan – Let’s see. Ms. Tucker is against Beck speaking on “August 28, a date that holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans because Dr. King…” but she does support the Mosque being built close to ground zero even though many victims’ families consider that a slap in the face.

Ms Tucker does not indicate she is against speaking on that date, don’t put words in her mouth. She merely claims some activists are offended. In the next sentence she fully acknowledges Beck’s right to speak on this date, however. That’s the difference between this and the mosque. Critics of the mosque state their opposition, yet refuse to acknowledge the right to build the mosque.

Oh – and Ms Tucker has never stated her support for the mosque, merely her support for their right to build it.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:48 am

Okay..some of the ignorance and insensitivity is making it obvious why you like Glenn Beck. We all remember slavery. Half of us lived civil rights first-hand. I imagine commoncents’ and Jose’s parents were probably the very ones “hosing” black people for just wanting a drink of water at the “white” fountain. And now they brainwashed their kids with the same hatred and rhetoric. Forgive them people. They can’t help their ignorance or their parents’ ignorance.

lynn ehrlicher

August 18th, 2010
8:48 am

In the AJC vent section months ago, a man wrote: “I’m a US Marine. I may not agree with you, I might hate what you say. But I will fight to the death for your right to say it.” That vent has really inspired me. I agree with Cynthia. I do not like Glen Beck. I hate what he does and what he says. But I will fight until the day I die for his right to say it.

Jeremiah Plaskett

August 18th, 2010
8:49 am

Cynthia, you are absolute IDIOT!!!! Social Justice? Do you not understand that the costs of “Social Justice” are the very individual rights and freedoms that our Founding Fathers fought their entire lives for? Have you ever even read the Constitution, or the Federalist Papers to understand Madison, Hamilton, and John Jay, or Jefferson, do you even have any clue what these gentlemen were trying to build? What they were not trying to build is “Fascist Social” Shangra-La, a Utopia that you and so many other IDIOTS actually believe is due to you and your fellow looters and moochers, where even the laziest and most worthless of individual have no cares in the world, because there will always be a protective layer of security being provided by the capable, intelligent and hardworking! Cynthia, it is too obvious that you may actually be incapable of Linear thought, and you obviously fail to see the bigger picture. You would like this to all be about race, because that is the card you know best, but sorry to disappoint you, it is not. Study the fall of Rome, or any other great civilization, and you will learn that the failure of all of the great civilizations of our time came about when Government got too big for their britches and made it a priority for “Social Justice” The perfect Roman example is when they tried to put less and less real gold in their currency, to get it in the hands of more of their people….The resulting loss in value in their currency helped directly contribute to the downfall of their empire. Sound familiar? Cynthia, you are unsophisticated, unintelligent, and lastly obviously a lazy moocher if you really believe in and support “Social Justice”… People like you IS EVERYTHING that is wrong with America!!! You are more than likely a product of Government schools, at least that is what I would gather from your lack of intelligence!

THE SQUIRREL

August 18th, 2010
8:49 am

Where’s Kamy?

Unreal

August 18th, 2010
8:49 am

Dumb Followers – at least your name is fitting for you. The white people hosing blacks in the 60’s were wrong. Not many people will deny that. The problem is that since that time the black “leaders” have been terrible for blacks and America. You now have a class of people that vote over 90% for democrats because they are told to by their leaders. If they cared about freedom at all they would see that Democrats are not the answer for that at all. Do I have the freedom to choose my healthcare options now? No.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
8:50 am

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:45 am
Jose…tell me one TRUTH for that matter. Drop the other shoe and go away will ya? Same ole Republican rhetoric. yawn.

Ok, little boy, how about all the information about the Green Czar ( forgot the idiots name) that led to him leaving? Now, typical libtard you make a statement, Beck lies, and then tell us to prove he does not. Like I said little boy, list one, I did.

Liberal Laughter

August 18th, 2010
8:50 am

How to Spell Ignorant – Cynthia Tucker!!!!!!!!!!

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:50 am

Well PeaDawg and Jose…if it was good enough for Bush to bring Ramadan celebrations to the White House on HIS watch, it’s good enough for Obama. Pot meet kettle.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
8:51 am

kayaker 71

Osama Bin Laden is a vile criminal.

Blago is a crook.

David Vitter is a diaper wearing john.

and let me amaze you again….Glenn Beck is a disgusting pig.

yes, tolerance has it’s limits

but that does not mean we can’y have fun with Glen

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:51 am

Libtard. See? There it is. Ask him to back Beck’s lies with truth and all he can do is call me a name. yawn.

seems

August 18th, 2010
8:51 am

Are you jealous because Beck’s race baiting lands him on prime time TV and earns him millions while yours lands you a couple pages into an online newspaper blog?

Liberal Laughter

August 18th, 2010
8:51 am

Many of you will learn, with Cynthia that you need to refuse to go into a battle of wits with an unarmed person!

Jose

August 18th, 2010
8:52 am

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:48 am
Okay..some of the ignorance and insensitivity is making it obvious why you like Glenn Beck. We all remember slavery. Half of us lived civil rights first-hand. I imagine commoncents’ and Jose’s parents were probably the very ones “hosing” black people for just wanting a drink of water at the “white” fountain. And now they brainwashed their kids with the same hatred and rhetoric. Forgive them people. They can’t help their ignorance or their parents’ ignorance.

ATTENTION, ATTENTION BLOGGERS, WE HAVE A RACIST ON LINE BY THE NAME OF DUMB FOLLOWERS. TREAD LIGHTLY WITH HIM BECAUSE RACISTS ARE IGNOARANT AND CAN NOT DEBATE FACTS. THEY ONLY SEE COLORS.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
8:52 am

If the people who can not understand rational arguments of say, Thomas Sowell or Jonah Goldberg…

There’s your sign.

Hey Dumb Follower

August 18th, 2010
8:52 am

Dumb Followers

Why do you left wing loons always resort to desires of physical violence? Do you really hope a house falls on Beck and kills him. Wow. I guess the days of bleeding heart tolerance is over for you libs.

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
8:52 am

Glenn Beck is not the devil portrayed by Ms Tucker. Instead, every Left wing politican and pundent in America is afraid of him. Why? Becuase he is exposing them, their agenda, and Obama for what they truly are.

Cookies

August 18th, 2010
8:52 am

Another Race related article? Is that all you can write about CT? Yes, white republicans are the devil!

Keep up the good fight!

August 18th, 2010
8:53 am

Does Milton Man ever read the opinion piece or just post what he can shovel from the horse farms there? While Ms. Tucker may not agree with the Beck message but she supports his right to make such a speech on that date in that spot. Ms. Tucker is consistent with her position. Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, even if you dont like the message or the speaker.

“Yet you don’t think the Muslim’s picking a spot 2 blocks from Ground Zero isn’t provocative? Just sayin….” Of course Peabrain chimes in with more nonsense and illogic that shows he’s standing at the airport but no idea how to catch a plane. “The Muslims” did not pick that spot to be provocative, they have been in that immediate area for years, well before 9/11. But perhaps you don’t really know the history and culture of New York. Of course, if the righties are consistent, then if it is “inappropriate” for Muslims to build a recreation center 4 blocks from ground zero in a 11 story or so building that used to be a Burlington Coat Factory, then should it not be inappropriate for Beck to make his speech on this day at the Lincoln Memorial…oh that is right, be afraid of burkhas but not hoods.

Here come the Beckophiles! Wonder today if they are demanding following the Constitution or throwing it out the window.

Hey Dumb Follower

August 18th, 2010
8:53 am

Kamchak

I read in another post that you wrote Thomas Sowell was an Uncle Tom. What gives you the right to say that?

realtalk

August 18th, 2010
8:53 am

To Cynthia and all of the Drones on here,
Name one Lie that Glen Beck has said or claimed? Please take your time….Now, Name as many of the POTUS lies. All you Brain dead libs need to wake up and see what is happening to our country. We are all Americans. Our Governemnt is out of control.Wait til Novemeber. Ms. Tucker, You are the Lame Stream Media. Anyone else Tired of this economy?This should have been fixed already.
Oh, And Beck is for Freedom. A True Freedom Fighter… What has Obama ever been Good ator stood up for anything?Ms Tucker and her friends want to control us from Birth to Death. Get informed people and speak up! Do Not Thread on ME!God bless US all and have a good wenesday.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

August 18th, 2010
8:53 am

Maybe regular folks have a dream also. Is that so hard to comprehend ? We want the country put back on the right path. We are sick of what this congress is attempting to do to this wonderful country. November is coming, prepare for the house cleaning.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:53 am

Unreal…just sayin. It’s kind of oxymoron to say Obama and Ms Tucker would denie freedoms in this country. Know what I mean. And whatever on the name calling. That’s what Republicans do best. What other argument are they going to have? Bring it.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
8:53 am

I think Becks comparison was with regard to Pelosi and Lewis and a few other libtards walking arm in arm thru a Tea Party event. As I recall, Beck was comparing the pix of MLK walking arm n arm to the pix he had of the Tweedle-Pelosi and Tweedle-Lewis. MLK solemn and somber while Pelosi and Lewis & Co laughing, brew ha ha in it up.

At any rate, Lewis is pretty much a has been riding MLK’s coat-tails all the way to DC and pandering a living for himself. His constituents he couldnt much care about but like ATL govt and these same citizens keep electing him.

Ka-Sara..

commoncents

August 18th, 2010
8:54 am

Dumb Follower,
Actually, my parents were out proudly serving our country.

it's a shame

August 18th, 2010
8:55 am

It is not so much that Cynthia Tucker writes everything aimed at getting “whitey” as much as it is a shame that an editor reads this garbage and decides to print it! CT you are a amoral bigot, one who writes articles with the desire to encite and inflame passions of racism. All thses articles are based on a slanted opinion instead of anything pertaining to factual data. You are a sham, one who does disservice to African Americans and anything pertaining to a country moving in a positive direction regarding race relations. Please, next time you think of writing an article come up with some TRUTH and not just regurgitate what you read somewhere else.

kayaker 71

August 18th, 2010
8:55 am

Wow, the just below the surface intolerance and racial hatred is poking it’s ugly head through the astro turf, is it not? Looks like there are still a few out there that believe that the civil rights struggle is far from over. And Bozo was supposed to quell this divisive dialogue and brings us to a new level of understanding. What do you think, Granny? Is this one your hero’s recent accomplishments? Looks like we have a ways to go, does it not?

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:56 am

Funny that you said WE are the violent ones. We arent’ the ones who invaded a country and killed our sons over Weapons of Mass Destruction that didn’t exist in the first place. But ole’ Cowboy George had to one-up-em and go in with his big guns.

infoman

August 18th, 2010
8:56 am

Cynthia — you are clueless about Beck.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
8:56 am

commoncents

August 18th, 2010
8:54 am
Dumb Follower,
Actually, my parents were out proudly serving our COUNTRY.

dumb followers parents were busy raising a racist. Now look at him, a proud follower of reverend wright, farrakan, and a member of the new black panther party. What a guy!

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:57 am

Commoncents…so was one of my family members with THREE Viet Nam tours….god rest his soul.

Unreal

August 18th, 2010
8:57 am

I have quickly noticed that Dumb Follower cannot debate on facts like a rational person. Instead Dumb Follower chooses to use ad hominem attacks. How many times do we have to ask you to back up your claims that Beck is a liar? I have read at least 4 on here. You ask Jose to back up a truth and Jose does just that. He showed you that Beck was correct about Van Jones.

So either back up your assertions and debate with facts or get off this blog.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:57 am

Jose…there’s that Glenn Beck coming out in you. Just because you say it’s so doesn’t mean it’s so. yawn.

John Franklin

August 18th, 2010
8:57 am

Beck is one of the few investigative journalists out there today. Funny how you libbies always have to villianize anyone you disagree with, while blindly agreeing with those on your side of the aisle.

For evidence of the so-called death panels, look at what statist FDA is trying to do this week with a breast cancer drug. Since they dont want to have to pay for it, they are trying to get the FDA to ban it, so NO ONE can use it, even those who would pay for it themselves, out of their own pocket.

Your Socialism is simple, it’s shared misery for all. But, you just call it hope n change.

Bawney Fwank

August 18th, 2010
8:58 am

Another excellent example of fat Cindy’s psychological projection!

Hey Dumb Follower

August 18th, 2010
8:58 am

Dumb Followers

Van Jones, Rev Wright, and Bill Ayers….Can we add your name to the list?

Marc from Dudley HS

August 18th, 2010
8:58 am

“What’s right”…are our “rights”; it’s funny people think the founding fathers (and their respective mothers, i say) would have had difficulty dealing with “today’s” issues…as if today’s leaders?….could write the Bill of Rights>..with the likes of Glenn Beck (or Al Sharpton) in the mix.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:58 am

Well hello there Mr. Tolerant KUTGF, my faithful wittle weg humper.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
8:58 am

Joe

August 18th, 2010
8:58 am

King probably would have stood with Beck at this rally because he believed in America as a symbol of freedom that the world should admire. Today democraps look at America and think we are the problem. They believe we are the reason that there are conflicts throughout the world. This is the type of lunacy that Beck exploits. And should for that matter. I guarantee you Tucker if you and Beck filled out a questionnaire on today’s hot button issues that the overwhelming majority would side with him. That’s just how loony you and your ilk are Tucker….

buck@gon

August 18th, 2010
8:59 am

Glenn Beck has a right to his rally. Ho-hum.

The Obamunist had a right to say what he did about the ground zero mosque. Ho-hum. So far, this is not a riveting blog of the kind that we haven’t seen around the AJC for many moons. Stating the obvious is fine, Cynthia, but it won’t win you more awards, pullitzers or whatever else your Washington/New York buddies think you deserve. (or maybe it will)

What’s interesting here is that Tucker is saying all day about how tolerant her fellow countrymen and the GOP should be. When it comes to material she doesn’t like that tolerance has its limits, as we see.

How will Obamunism’s freedom to say what he said be rewarded? It won’t. He waded stupidly (like the Cambridge police episode) into the wrong side of the controversy, saying what he wanted to say in order to seem mature, statesmenlike, high-minded, principled and exalted. Of course, he is adolescent, immature, mealy-mouthed, narcissistic and loony. His exercise of freedom will come to bite him and his party in the you-know-where because as we are learning, Obama is entirely out of touch with Americans. Even union leaders who support the mosque, won’t be able to threaten or brow-beat enough of their rank and file to get the thing built–Obama’s false piety and “leadership” notwithstanding.

Now to Beck: his effort remains to be seen. Like the tea party, his event is non-republican per se, and it is strictly run by private interests (Beck) with little public effect. Beck has lots to gain but he has little to lose. Unlike Beck, I’ll bet that Obama can’t gain anyting, win anything or be on the right side of a political issue for the next two years.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:59 am

I don’t HAVE to back my assertions. All he has to do is open his mouth. Besides, you’re the one on offense as you sit and dribble over your keyboard trying to prove your point. I guess I have you where I want you. :-)

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
8:59 am

Go ahead, let him have the Lincoln Memorial on the same day as Dr. King’s speech. What a great campaign commerical for the Democats.

” See these people, they want to take you back to the 1860’s. Please vote to get rid of them once and for all” .

Keep up the good fight!

August 18th, 2010
9:00 am

Kayaker as usual demonstrates his racial ignorance. Yes, the American people have a long way to go in tolerance but its a journey they started years ago and they continue to make. Unfortuately, the ugliness continues from those who can’t keep up and want to remain in the past. As has been said by the President and others, the dialogue has needs to happen and to continue. Race and intolerance issues did not begin nor end with the election of a black President.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
9:00 am

Kamchak

I read in another post that you wrote Thomas Sowell was an Uncle Tom. What gives you the right to say that?

If you did indeed read that under the nom-de-blog Kamchak, then it was you, Commie/LA/Who Dat/Govt. boy that wrote it.

However, I suspect that you are prevaricating now.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:01 am

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
8:57 am
Jose…there’s that Glenn Beck coming out in you. Just because you say it’s so doesn’t mean it’s so. yawn.

There you go again racist, I give you the chance to issue facts and instead you issue childish remarks. You truly are an ignorant racist and you are full of hate. You couldn’t debate which direction the sun comes up everyday if I spotted you the east. Your argument would be I am a racist for not seeing your argument that it comes up in the north. You bring a knife to a gun fight and you get hurt everytime.

Unreal

August 18th, 2010
9:01 am

Dumb Follower – I already told you that with Obama’s healthcare scam we no longer have the freedom to not get health insurance if so choose. We have to pay for things that we do not need nor want. Those are freedoms that are being taken away by Pelosi, Reid, and Obama. Those are the facts.

By the way it is spelled deny not denie.

JustinJ

August 18th, 2010
9:02 am

What is it with all the nasty comments and vitriol from people on this page constantly being insulting and offensive towards Cynthia and others? Cynthia writes in a reasonable manner and isn’t being nasty yet the response from so many of you is just childish and immature. If you don’t like what she writes about then quit reading it. You already have your writers and speakers you like. That, or just grow up for once.

Had enough yet?

August 18th, 2010
9:02 am

The headline SHOULD read:

The nauseating Cynthia Tucker has every right to her opinion.

Dare You

August 18th, 2010
9:02 am

Grumpy, Please spend some time studying why the mosque was named the Cordoba Initiative. They are sending the message that what happened in Cordoba will happen here.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:02 am

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
8:58 am
Imagine an entire spreadsheet full of lies – by date! Oh what a wondrous thing is the intertubes…..much better than chalk!

Why don’t you list one granny or are you to simple minded like dummy followers? Put up or shut up woman!

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
9:03 am

–Dr. King’s philosophy, — was based on the theological concept of social justice.

Discrimination was wrong in Dr King’s day, remains wrong, and will be forever wrong.

Social Justice is as wrong as discrimination.

Any kind of justice other than equal under the law either takes from one to give to another or punishes one to favor another.

Social justice as applied by Progressives over the history of our Nation has resulted in the entitlement state we have today that can no longer be sustained.

Had enough yet?

August 18th, 2010
9:03 am

Hey, I thought Imam Obama promised a “New World Order”. Based on his performance so far, I’d say the USA is heading more towards a “Third World Order”.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:03 am

“By the way it is spelled deny not denie”.

I rest my case on the ignorant part for dumb followers.

Pecopfc

August 18th, 2010
9:04 am

CT is nothin more than a race hustler and an ignorant one at that. If it wasn’t for affirmative action, she would be turning tricks for five bucks a pop.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:05 am

Pecopfc

August 18th, 2010
9:04 am
CT is nothin more than a race hustler and an ignorant one at that. If it wasn’t for affirmative action, she would be turning tricks for five bucks a pop.

I think you are a little high on that price Pecopfc, no more then $2.50.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:06 am

Jose..name-calling. that’s for wimpy school kids who talk about bringing knives and guns to a fight. What’s wrong…your intellect cannot keep up and you must resort to violence? Figures. yawn.

joe

August 18th, 2010
9:06 am

Cynthia Tucker “is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of (her) his audience in order to keep them entertained. There is nothing too base for (her) him to say; no lie too odious for (her) him to repeat; no smear too vile for (her) him to include as part of (her) his schtick.

Works here too…

Pennsylvanian

August 18th, 2010
9:06 am

Dumb Followers @ 8:29 am – “As a white woman, Glenn Beck brings SHAME to our entire race!”

Glenn Beck is a woman? (S)he has a great make up artist.

beck's the anti-christ

August 18th, 2010
9:06 am

On January 6,1941. President Roosevelt delivered a speech called the Four Freedoms. It was obvious the world was heading into a global war. In first part of the speech, FDR said, “In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.”

“The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world.” Normal Rockwell painted this one as a common workman standing to speak from the middle of a large group.

“The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world.” Norman Rockwell painted this freedom as a group of people praying.

“The third is freedom from want … every where in the world.” Normal Rockwell painted this freedom as having an abundance of food.

“The fourth is freedom from fear… everywhere in the world.” Norma Rockwell painted this freedom as a mother and father covering their sleeping children before they retired.

FDR also said, “That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.”

Obama-LameDuck session soon to begin!!

August 18th, 2010
9:06 am

Your boy is goin down.

OLD School

August 18th, 2010
9:06 am

Gee, the woman who believes that she ranks SO HIGHLY as parental material that she doesn’t even need a mate to raise a child has all that “Beverly Hall gall” to call Glenn Beck AMORAL? You’re joking, right, Cynthia? Oh, lady, you’ll get yours in the next dozen years, and God will bless Glenn Beck.

DemsStink

August 18th, 2010
9:07 am

I guess now the n!gs own the lincoln memorial too.

Hey Dumb Follower

August 18th, 2010
9:07 am

Obama’s Approval %44

andygrd

August 18th, 2010
9:07 am

Reading some of the post here, I have to say, what some of you are saying put you in the same league as Mr. Beck…. Heheheheheh

As far right as Mr. Beck is, are as far left as some of you are…….. got to love it……

And guess what…. This is all ‘ENTERTAINMENT”……

Had enough yet?

August 18th, 2010
9:07 am

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:28 am

Cynthia would make a bigger fool of herself if she actually wrote her own material rather than cutting and pasting.

Imam Obama and his Magical Muslim Carpet

August 18th, 2010
9:08 am

AH YES…will be fun to watch Mr Hope and Change twist in the breeze. And he has only himself to blame.

Unreal

August 18th, 2010
9:08 am

Okay we have a new way to debate – I say it so it is so. Dumb Follower everything you believe is wrong – I win!!!!!

Granny – The weblink you posted – wow. What an uninformed person that is. Facts are pesky things. You can have a different opinion on things but that would not make a person a liar. Your weblink only shows that there is a difference in opinion not the facts. That makes a huge difference.

Hoghead

August 18th, 2010
9:09 am

no lie too odious for him to repeat;–Why she is describing our President!! His bulls about Jefferson hosting a Tunisian Minister was a pure crock. He threw the man out of the White House after the man revolted at being expected to sit down and eat with women! Then surely you (and this President) have heard of the “shores of Tripoli”. No lie not worthy of telling by this President.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
9:09 am

like Beck, I didn’t even read the (entire) post, but the first sentence warrants a comment. Glenn Beck is NOT an “amoral huckster”. Glenn Beck is a morally bankrupt huckster. I have great respect for hucksters, so I am throwing Beck a bone, but Beck is far from “amoral”. his “morality” (values) is shaped by his addictions, his faith (converted to a a racist faith?), and is narcissism. he is a pathetic, delusional, self-serving/self-absorbed junkie and drunk. IF he is truly a Mormon, he is by definition a racist. but, this is America, so as with the mosque in lower Manhattan, he is free to embrace a racist “faith” and he is free to hold his rally.

Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
9:09 am

Yes. I am a stupid, ignorant cross-dressing sociopath. I tell lies and people believe them.

Imam Obama a one termer like Jimmy Carter

August 18th, 2010
9:09 am

Yeppers…and will probably be ranked below Carter in the catalog of Great American Failures.

Hey Dumb Follower

August 18th, 2010
9:09 am

Jose..name-calling. that’s for wimpy school kids who talk about bringing knives and guns to a fight.

Really? do you realize how stupid your comment is. You chastize Jose for name calling and then you tell him he’s a wimpy school kid….You’re about as sharp as a bowling ball

buck@gon

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

Cynthia,

I think that your non-response to legitimate questions here on your blog is a function of your attitude in general. Your opinion comes from on-high, and those of lesser rank ought not trouble you with their trifling concerns. While you accuse some of name-calling, your blogs are hardly examples of temperance, fairness, high-minded synthesis and logic. In fact, you may accuse your opponents of not using the same.

Obama thinks this way too, just so you and everyone else may know. That is why the NY mosque issue has exploded in his face and is going to hurt him so much. This is also the reason that AJC readership is collapsing.

Just remember: you are working in the good graces (or bad business decisions) of the Cox family who would rather loose money than see the ajc in their rear-view mirror.

Jeremiah Plaskett

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

JustinJ…”Cynthia writes in a reasonable manner?” “She is not being Nasty?” You could not be more wrong, that witch deserves all the vitriol coming her way, as does anyone else who spreads lies and idiocy like she does. “It is not OK to be so stupid”!

Lies, Lies, Lies...

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

Beck falsely claims Obama’s plan to rescind Bush policy would “force doctors” to perform abortions

Beck: If Obama recinds the Bush policy, “doctors can’t refuse to do procedures that they believe is murder [sic].” On the August 17 edition of his Fox News show, Beck misrepresented the Obama administration’s reported intention to “rescind a Bush-era regulation” to falsely assert that the administration “would like to force doctors who believe abortion is the equivalent — the equivalence of murder” to perform abortions. He further added that according to Obama, “it’s totally cool to go forward with a mosque run by a potentially radical nutjob, and it’s not — doctors can’t refuse to do procedures that they believe is murder [sic].”

Doctor’s can’t refuse to do abortions? Lie #1

Obama thinks it’s “totally cool” for the mosque to be built 2 blocks away? All he said was they had the right. Lie #2

Shall I go on? That’s just within the last week……

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

Jose

why in heavens name would I ever engage in a debate with youever again?

it’s a major time waster

if you can’t click on an easy link that is your problem

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

Enter you nonsense here.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

Enter your BS here.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

hmmm…still not as low as ole Cowboy George when he left office which is how the DEMS grabbed the office in the first place. yawn.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:11 am

Enter your tripe here.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:11 am

Enter at your own risk.

GB

August 18th, 2010
9:11 am

“Still, Beck has every right to his rally. Why? He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others.”

Ms. Tucker:

Can you provide an example of any action or statement by Glen Beck which indicates that he would deny, or has attempted to deny, anyone the rights granted by the Bill of Rights or other provisions of the Constitution?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:12 am

Enter into my heart of lies and deceit.

godless heathen

August 18th, 2010
9:12 am

“If ANYone celebrates freedom, it would be Obama and Cynthia Tucker! God what an embicile!”

Yea. Embiciles.

Keep up the good fight!

August 18th, 2010
9:12 am

What was Beck’s involvement in the rape in the 1990s? Oh yeah..he got his butt kicked in a lawsuit when he tried to argue against Freedon of Speech.

Chip Shirley

August 18th, 2010
9:12 am

If you listen closely to Beck (but not so closely that you lose your mind) and study the Book of Mormon it is TOTALLY OBVIOUS that this two bit snake oil salesman thinks he is THE MORMON MESSIAH and he’s doing everything possible to lead his sheeple to that conclusion without coming out and saying it.

Beck is a vulgar monster and his fans are not only wasting their lives, but also crushing their karma (I can’t prove that last part).

CHIPSHIRLEY.COM

Dare You

August 18th, 2010
9:12 am

If people would ignore that crazy old loon granny maybe she would go away!

Granny Crapzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:12 am

Im right and you are wrong. End of story.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:12 am

flatterer acknowledged

Hey Dumb Follower

August 18th, 2010
9:13 am

paleo neo-Carlinist

I see you are on the ad hominem band wagon today too. Too bad your scholarly discourse only goes so far. I guess you are with Dumb Followers and attack the character and not the content of the argument. You amuse me with your pseudo intellectualism.

Glen Beck Lies

August 18th, 2010
9:13 am

“John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, “has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population.”

—Glen Beck, on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 in his TV program

As evidence that the country is closer to socialist than capitalist these days, radio and talk show host Glenn Beck recently made this claim about John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy:

“I mean, we’ve got czars now,” Beck said during his July 22, 2009, program. “Czars like John Holdren, who has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population.”

Political figures like Holdren, who are little-known by most Americans, make easy targets. And Beck’s biting quick hit on Holdren provides a healthy enough dose of outrage on which to hang his argument.

But is it true?

Beck’s allegation has its roots in a book Holdren co-authored with Paul and Annie Ehrlich more than three decades ago called Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment .

Conservative bloggers have quoted the book extensively, and often out of context, to make the point that Holdren has advocated positions such as the ones Beck stated.

We obtained the book to see exactly what Holdren, then a young man, wrote (or co-wrote). The book is just over 1,000 pages, and it clearly makes that case that an explosion in population presented a grave crisis. Although it is a textbook, the authors don’t shy away from presenting a point of view. As the preface states, “We have tried throughout the book to state clearly where we stand on various matters of controversy.”

In a section on “Involuntary Fertility Control,” Holdren and the other authors discuss various “coercive” means of population control — including putting sterilants in the drinking water. But they stop well short of advocating such measures.

Here’s a few excerpts:

“The third approach to population limitation is that of involuntary fertility control. Several coercive proposals deserve discussion, mainly because some countries may ultimately have to resort to them unless current trends in birth rates are rapidly reversed by other means. …

“Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems. No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. To be acceptable, such a substance would have to meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock. …

“Again, there is no sign of such an agent on the horizon. And the risk of serious, unforeseen side effects would, in our opinion, militate against the use of any such agent, even though this plan has the advantage of avoiding the need for socioeconomic pressures that might tend to discriminate against particular groups or penalize children.”

Later, the authors conclude, “Most of the population control measures beyond family planning discussed above have never been tried. Some are as yet technically impossible and others are and probably will remain unacceptable to most societies (although, of course, the potential effectiveness of those least acceptable measures may be great).

“Compulsory control of family size is an unpalatable idea, but the alternatives may be much more horrifying. As those alternatives become clearer to an increasing number of people in the 1980s, they may begin demanding such control. A far better choice, in our view, is to expand the use of milder methods of influencing family size preferences, while redoubling efforts to ensure that the means of birth control, including abortion and sterilization, are accessible to every human being on Earth within the shortest possible time. If effective action is taken promptly against population growth, perhaps the need for the more extreme involuntary or repressive measures can be averted in most countries.”

And here’s the part that some have interpreted as Holdren advocating for forced abortions.

“To date, there has been no serious attempt in Western countries to use laws to control excessive population growth, although there exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated. For example, under the United States Constitution, effective population-control programs could be enacted under the clauses that empower Congress to appropriate funds to provide for the general welfare and to regulate commerce, or under the equal-protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Such laws constitutionally could be very broad. Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society. Few today consider the situation in the United States serious enough to justify compulsion, however.”

This comes in a section discussing population law. The authors argue that compulsory abortions could potentially be allowed under U.S. law “if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.” Again, that’s a far cry from advocating or proposing such a position.

In the book, the authors certainly advocate making abortions readily accessible for women who want to get them. But they never advocate forced abortions. Big difference.

In response to the comments from Beck and others, Holdren’s office issued this statement: “The quotations used to suggest that Dr. Holdren supports coercive approaches to limiting population growth were taken from a 1977 college textbook on environmental science and policy, of which he was the third author. The quoted material was from a section of the book that described different possible approaches to limiting population growth and then concluded that the authors’ own preference was to employ the noncoercive approaches before the environmental and social impacts of overpopulation led desperate societies to employ coercive ones. Dr. Holdren has never been an advocate of compulsory abortions or other repressive means of population limitation.”

Holdren’s office also provided a statement from Annie and Paul Ehrlich, the co-authors: “We have been shocked at the serious mischaracterization of our views and those of John Holdren in blog posts based on misreadings of our jointly-authored 1000-page 1977 textbook, ECOSCIENCE. We were not then, never have been, and are not now ‘advocates’ of the Draconian measures for population limitation described — but not recommended — in the book’s 60-plus small-type pages cataloging the full spectrum of population policies that, at the time, had either been tried in some country or analyzed by some commentator.

Under questioning by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., during his Senate confirmation hearing, Holdren said he “no longer thinks it’s productive to focus on optimum population for the United States. … I think the key thing today is that we need to work to improve the conditions that all of our citizens face economically, environmentally, and in other respects. And we need to aim for something that I have for years been calling ’sustainable prosperity.’”

Vitter continued with his line of question, asking directly, “Do you think determining optimal population is a proper role of government?”

Said Holdren: “No, senator, I do not. … I think the proper role of government is to develop and deploy the policies with respect to economy, environment, security, that will ensure the well-being of the citizens we have.”

But with regard to Beck’s claim that Holdren “has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population,” the text of the book clearly does not support that. We think a thorough reading shows that these were ideas presented as approaches that had been discussed. They were not posed as suggestions or proposals. In fact, the authors make clear that they did not support coercive means of population control. Certainly, nowhere in the book do the authors advocate for forced abortions.

Some have argued that Holdren’s view of the imminent and grave global dangers posed by overpopulation should provide pause, given Holdren’s current view that global warming now presents imminent and grave global dangers. That’s a matter for reasoned debate.

But in seeking to score points for a political argument, Beck seriously mischaracterizes Holdren’s positions. Holdren didn’t advocate those ideas then. And, when asked at a Senate confirmation hearing, Holdren said he did not support them now. We think it’s irresponsible to pluck a few lines from a 1,000-page, 30-year-old textbook, and then present them out of context to dismiss Holdren’s long and distinguished career. And we rate Beck’s claim Pants on Fire!

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:13 am

Thank you lies. Unless they don’t understand simple english, Obama only supported the constitution and the right to religious practice. I’m Catholic and the Southern Baptists would love nothing better than to run us out of town on a rail. To them, no other religion should be preached BUT conservative protestantism.

Dave Smith

August 18th, 2010
9:13 am

This is the reason I have canceled my subscriptions to the AJC. Tucker like all the other Socialist that are trying to influence the thoughts of this country and turn us in to Government Feed dependent population. Her story today on the Mosque is so off base. Wow what an original thought, Blame Bush. I guess she will support the KKK Hall of Fame next to MLK grave??? Please stop writing your trash and save a tree..

Had enough yet?

August 18th, 2010
9:13 am

GB

August 18th, 2010
9:11 am

She’ll just cut and paste an answer if she even takes the time to follow through with your question.

buck@gon

August 18th, 2010
9:13 am

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
9:03 am

–Dr. King’s philosophy, — was based on the theological concept of social justice.

Discrimination was wrong in Dr King’s day, remains wrong, and will be forever wrong.”

I’m forced to agree with Johnny Red entirely. King’s words also included the phrase “content of character”, and “social justice” is a phrase far less known in the sixties than today. Besides, it is intellectuall hucksterism to say “social justice” and not claim what exactly what you mean–today this means Democrat party politics.

Tucker,
King’s philosophy was not merely social justice. His writings are replete with the words and phrases of the Bible, Christianity and the inspiration of Jesus Christ.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
9:14 am

Another great campaign commerical , show and fade images of beck and palin, along with paul broun and that goofball from Minnesota , michelle bachman and the voice over goes………………….

” You want these people setting policy and running our country ??? I didnt think so……………. Please vote to keep these people out of our lives.”

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:14 am

HA, they tried that before. Im like a bad penny, I just keep coming back with ever more stupid stupidity.

Stonethrower

August 18th, 2010
9:14 am

Hey Peadawg, there is a small mosque already near the hallowed land of ground zero. What say we rally the troops and petition to have it removed? Also, I hear there are some grave markers in sacred Arlington National Cemetery with the Islamic Crescent on them. We need to replace those with the Cross. How about it?

kayaker 71

August 18th, 2010
9:14 am

Beck’s market share has dropped from 2.8M to around 2.2M listeners. Keith Olberman’s market share is about the same, nearly 40% of his listeners are no longer tuned in. Might it have something to do with how the electorate is tired of political rhetoric? Beck’s three hour radio show is booming, as is Rush and Neil Boortz. With his book sales, his lecture tours and his air time, Beck makes about 32M/yr. Not bad for a reformed and recovering alcoholic.
Beck stirs the pot, much like CT is doing with this blog. She reached 7 pages yesterday with Bookman gone. She is just like Bookman. Pick a topic that you know will rile your bloggers, throw a little red meat into the center of the ring and watch all of the dogs fight over it. CT thrives on the name calling, the distaff opinions and her “opinion page” demeanor. You can call Beck a “disgusting pig” all you want but look in the mirror, CT. You might be surprised at what you see.

Josh

August 18th, 2010
9:15 am

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Social Justice is found in Black Liberation Theology not the Bible. Now, Jesus did teach us to take care of the widows, the poor, and the orphans. Let me make sure to say that its our responsibility to do not the government. There is a huge difference between social justice in Black Liberation Theology and taking care of others taught in the Bible. Black Liberation Theology teaches that one cannot get salvation alone but has only through social justice (collectivism) which goes against the teachings of Christ in the Bible (example – I (Christ) am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Nobody comes to the Father except through Me – John 14:6). Another misleading and spin blog from Cynthia Tucker.

Had enough yet?

August 18th, 2010
9:16 am

Cynthia, yesterday you either omitted or edited a few posts because they were too long. What about “Glen Beck Lies” at 9:13 am? Oops, guess she supports your views.

T-Town

August 18th, 2010
9:17 am

Ms. Tucker: Must say some of the responds today are quite animated and amusing to say the lest. So I will add mine: I don’t listen Beck or anyone else for that matter (I listen to music which is quite calming. Would advise some of the bloggers to do the same. Many need it) and didn’t know until now with your blog he was having a rally. Have a suggestion: If you don’t like what a person says, whether it’s Beck, Palin, Lewis, or whom ever….don’t listen. I can assure you that no matter what the right says, 99.9 of the left won’t like it and 99.9 of the right won’t like what the left says. Simple, don’t like it, don’t listen.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:17 am

pseudo …wow. such a big boy word.

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
9:17 am

Glenn Beck Lies @ 9:13 – just a heads up, if Ms Tucker does not like what you post, she may tell you the post is too long and if you have that much to say, start your own blog.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:17 am

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:10 am
Jose

why in heavens name would I ever engage in a debate with youever again?

it’s a major time waster

if you can’t click on an easy link that is your problem

So you let other people speak for you granny? Thats rich, and typical liberal. I ask you to show one false comment by Beck and you post a link to a person stating their opinion on Beck lying. Not facts, opinion. You state opinions when facts are needed. Did you get past high school honey?

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
9:18 am

JohnnyReb, I think I half agree with you. I don’t know that “social justice” in and of itself, “discrimination” but I would agree that America (specifically the left) seems to have employed discrimination (afirmative action, minorty quotas, etc.) in an effort to END discrimination. but in my humble neo-Carlinist opinion, the call to arms to end discrimination or in Dr. King’s words, acheive “social justice” is something of pipe dream. this is because it is not possible (especially for the government) to administer or guarantee “justice”. justice is a commodity, which like any other is traded and bartered by politicians, judges, attorneys, et al. you have to “buy low” and “sell high” and the sad fact is; most Americans, especially the poor and disenfranchised are not permitted on the trading floor when the market is in session. I have great respect for Dr. King’s “dream” but I think it was just that, a dream.

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
9:18 am

Do people actually listen to Glenn Beck. I tried listening to him one time and in a matter of minutes, I knew he was just another blowhard like Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. Tools for fools.

Aaronkemp

August 18th, 2010
9:18 am

Dear Cynthia: please try to ignore the illiterate masses as their ugly comments appear in reaction to your artcle. They are indeed the ones who allow Beck to walk to his bank with $35+ million a year–as an entertainer and have the gall to believe that he’s interested in America or Americans outside of his bank account. John Lewis “is” still a leader and a devoted American. He is articulate, works long hours for Georgia and our nation and deserves more than the ” ” we hear from your nasty readers. Go Cynthia and Jobn and don’t bother looking back over your shoulders as the Beckites will be heading over the cliff with their myopic visions and their big-mouth leader–that much concentrated gaseous nature should in time provide some good energy for America–once it decomposes!

Van Jones

August 18th, 2010
9:18 am

“Glenn Beck is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained.”

The name in this sentence could easily be replaced with Cythinia Tucker and would be equally as accurate.

Glen Beck Lies

August 18th, 2010
9:19 am

8/12/10 from July 8 radio show: Glenn claims that the recess appointment of Donald Berwick to the post of “Medicare/Medicaid Czar” was done because “not because of the Republicans but because the Democrats didn’t want him, either. Why? Because the guy is a massive socialist, talks about any good healthcare system must, quoting, must, must be redistributive in nature. Redistribute the wealth.” OK. First lie. There is no way of knowing who opposed Berwick because the vote was never held. Where did Glenn get his information? From the University of I Don’t Know? Second lie. Saying that a healthcare funding program must redistribute wealth doesn’t make you a socialist, it makes you a realist. The plain fact is that the reason why we have uninsured people by the millions is that insurance is out of their financial reach. Where the hell does Glenn think the money to pay for poor people’s medical care is going to come from, the Mormons? Third lie. Recess appointments are commonplace and are a hardball tool given to the Executive Branch to cut though difficult and messy appointments. No matter WHO Obama nominated for this position it would have been made into a political circus by the GOP, who have stated their policy bluntly: To oppose every law, motion, appointment, and action made by the Democrats from the White House on down.

Glen

August 18th, 2010
9:19 am

Of course I’m a cross-dressing sociopath! I’ve got to get rich somehow just like the rest of the greedy Republican on Wall Street. You people actually believe I’m a MAN!!! And support my insanity. Aaaahhh…it’s nice to be king (or should that be queen?)

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:19 am

flatterer acknowledged again

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:20 am

kayaker 71

August 18th, 2010
9:14 am
Beck’s market share has dropped from 2.8M to around 2.2M listeners. Keith Olberman’s market share is about the same, nearly 40% of his listeners are no longer tuned in. Might it have something to do with how the electorate is tired of political rhetoric? Beck’s three hour radio show is booming, as is Rush and Neil Boortz. With his book sales, his lecture tours and his air time, Beck makes about 32M/yr. Not bad for a reformed and recovering alcoholic.

Beck comes on at 5:00 and oberpuss at 8:00. Beck wins his time slot everynight and oberpuss gets his butt kicked by O’Reily. Come on kayaker, you just proved how poerful Beck is and how weak oberpuss has always been.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:21 am

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
9:18 am
Do people actually listen to Glenn Beck. I tried listening to him one time and in a matter of minutes, I knew he was just another blowhard like Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. Tools for fools.

So you are just one of the 2 million + that do not listen to him, so what?

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
9:22 am

In case you don’t know what Social Justice is, here’s a definition. It should be familiar, it’s the basis of Politics in this country, especially since LBJ.

Social Justice is the objective of Progressives that moves America away from Equal Justice under the law. Social Justice is based on Progressive concepts of human rights and equality where perceived economic inequalities are removed through progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution. The policies aim to achieve more equality of opportunity than Progressives believe exists in American society and TO MANUFACTURE an outcome where equal justice (the law) would not deliver their desired objective.

South Georgia Farmer

August 18th, 2010
9:22 am

1stcav, by referring to Ms. Tucker as being on a “high horse” in essence you are saying that an “uppity” black woman should not have the right to express opinions that you do not agree with, and you and others wonder what blacks complain about. Ms. Tucker is an opinion writer of remarkable achievements. She does not get paid to only offer opinions you agree with. She is free to write whatever she pleases. You are implying that she and Jackson et.al. should be thankful that they are Americans. She exercercises her rights and privileges as an American viz pen and pad. Get over yourself and please bcome learned.

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:22 am

Rachel—the anti-Glenn. She pulls in as many viewers as the Cross-Dressing Sociopath Glenn Beck.

uhoh

August 18th, 2010
9:23 am

Funny, that being “offended” thing is, as you say the Black leaders are about the site/date chosen for this Beck thing. Hmmm, what were you defending yesterday that seem to “offend” some of us? Was it that Mosque thingy in NYC?

What’s that “good for the goose” saying?

Road Scholar

August 18th, 2010
9:23 am

Normal @ 8:26: Right on!

Godless heathen @ 8:37: Glenn Beck must be a woman because of the many times he has (faux) cried on the air to amplify his point! I would think that the right would see that as a sign of weakness (remember accusing Pres Obama of apologizing too much?). Has any one seen Beck’s birth certificate? Is he really a man?

Okay, I’ll bite on Beck lying: He reports his opinion of issues, but presents them as facts. He once said on the air that he wasn’t a journalist (supposedly dealing with facts),and that he is an entertainer ( plays on opinion and interpretation) but then conjures up his arguments with language that implies them as facts. He NEVER separates his entertainment from alledged “facts”. Add to it that he has called Pres Obama a Muslim, Socialist, Communist, Nazi etc. ( they left out Buddist, thumb sucker, can’t tie his own shoes, etc.)

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:23 am

T-Clown I listen to whatever I please.

Atlanta 1

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

Of course this rally is political. Just like this column is political. I do feel that Beck is a racist, but also believe he could have picked another date and place.

No different than the argument of a Mosque so close to Ground Zero. Both are aggressive moves by both sides aimed at pushing their ‘views’ through their ‘right’ to do so.

Does he have the right – yes. But just because you have the ‘right’ to do something, doesn’t mean that you go ahead and do it.

The left and right in the country do not make it easy for those of us who try very hard to see both sides and do what is best for all.

Sure would be nice to see a little more ‘balance’ out of this column.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

Enter your comments here

Keep up the good fight!

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

Jose…what’s the matter? Your high school bully act not working for you. You want to see the Beck score on Politifact? Beck is full of lies! And what about that girl

djnfla

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

When Glenn Beck speaks…the White House listens.
Why?
Because he is truthfully informing America what is really going on in the West Wing, secrets that would not otherwise be exposed because of an adoring mainstream media.

Growing up in Alabama during the Civil Rights movement was so painful for me, Dr. King was my hero and a beacon of hope. He was a man of peace, honor and integrity, and I am sure he would be heartbroken to see the games being played over race today and the state of the black youth in America.

Glenn Beck is much closer to the heart of Dr. King that President Obama on every issue, including race.

The content of character matters, and I believe Glenn Beck has it in spades. And just as Dr. King was misunderstood and hated for his message, in an ironic way, Glenn Beck is despised for his message.

Ultimately, Glenn Beck will be vindicated, and more and more people, black and white will understand the stakes for America’s future have never been higher…the truth will prevail.

Libertarian

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

“Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck’s plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country’s civil rights movement.”

Kinda like some people are questioning the motives of the mosque building.

I love how Cynthia flat out refuses to believe that he didn’t choose the date intentionally. I personally had no idea that Aug 28th was the date of MLK’s speech.

This just burns CT up inside…she is so filled with hate for both Beck and Palin. Reading this piece is somewhat humorous to me because you can just feel her hate spewing.

Tea Partier

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

The odious Cynthia Tucker has no idea does she. Beck is right to stand on the steps on 8/28. Obama is wrong to not allow prayer… what about his recent statement of freedom of religion? Once again progressive socialists show hypocrisy.

Beck and the Tea Party are the new symbols of civil rights while the NAACP has been exposed for the separatist/racist organization we always suspected it was.

King would be proud of Beck for sure.

Pamela McGregor

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

I was listening to GB when he was on AM radio focusing on terrorism. He is now a moral authority on every subject: E.G. Black Founders’ Day. May be some revisionism on his part….He is a drama queen; I can’t imagine that the platform will be able to accomodate Palin and Beck. They will use MLK’s moniker to cover their subtle message: Take America back…(wards). Their followers are salivating with anticipation and FOX will be there LIVE, FAIR AND BALANCED….

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:25 am

Jose…2 mil viewers who DON”T watch? Now you sound like Glenn Beck…just reach into the air, pull out a number and hope it sticks. Not. yawn.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:25 am

Enter your dependency here.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:26 am

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:22 am
Rachel—the anti-Glenn. She pulls in as many viewers as the Cross-Dressing Sociopath Glenn Beck.

Not according to latest Nielson ratings. Maddcow is not even close. Where are you getting your ratings Rachel?

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:26 am

Pamela…you forgot their new Moniker – “FOX…fair and balanced…unless you pretend we didn’t just donate $1 Million to the Republican Party”.

South Georgia Farmer

August 18th, 2010
9:26 am

Futhermore 1stcav, would you ever refer to Kyle Wingfield, Jim Wooten and Laura Ingram as being on a “high horse?” Just wondering?

Had enough yet?

August 18th, 2010
9:26 am

Pamela McGregor

August 18th, 2010
9:24 am

Same can be said about C Tucker.

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
9:27 am

Hey dumb followers…..maybe you need to go look at the congressional votes that authorized GWB to invade Irag…..and count the democratic ones…. I can hear your answer…HE LIED, HE LIED….and your leaders looked at the same intelligence he did.

Keith

August 18th, 2010
9:27 am

Van Jones is gone, many more need to go. Thanks Glenn.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
9:27 am

Heres hoping Beck and Limbaugh follow Dr. Laura into radio oblivion.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:27 am

Enter your ignorance here.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:27 am

From MMA

The latest Glenn Beck ratings collapse
June 22, 2010 8:56 am ET by Eric Boehlert

Trust me, the sirens are now going off over at Fox News’ headquarters on Sixth Avenue in NYC. According to the latest Nielsen numbers, Glenn Beck just demolished its previous low ratings mark with the program that aired last Friday, June 18.

Not only was the June 18, telecast easily the lowest rated, non-vacation show for all of 2010, I’d wager it was the lowest-rated Monday-Friday program that Beck has hosted at Fox News. Ever. That’s how bad the Nielsen numbers were from Friday night.

The show attracted an audience of 1.39 million viewers. The context? Glenn Beck’s previous low for 2010 was recently posted on June 11. That show drew 1.71 million viewers. In other words, the June 18 low-water mark wasn’t even close to the previous low — Friday night’s airing set the new mark with authority!

Keep in mind, this is the same Glenn Beck that, back in January, was averaging more than 3 million viewers each night, which means that between late January and late June, Beck managed to lose two million viewers. That may be unprecedented in cable TV news. (But don’t worry, Glenn claims his ratings are up this year!)

RambleOn84

August 18th, 2010
9:27 am

I don’t care for Glenn Beck either…

But smears come equally from the right and left…people like Chris Matthews are just as hateful and dangerous as Glenn Beck.

Take for instance the Rand Paul hysteria, which is evolving every week as the Left realizes their most recent smear doesn’t stick and they frantically search for something new.

The most recent smear against Rand Paul involved an “interview” in GQ Magazine (a reliable news source, to be sure)…GQ reported that a woman who went to college with Dr. Paul kidnapped her and forced her to smoke marijuana and worship a pagan god.

The problem is, it didn’t happen. The woman retracted her story after reading the article, which insinuated that Dr. Paul committed multiple crimes. The whole thing was a college fraternity/sorority prank, in which all parties were complicit. And he did not make her use any sort of drugs.

But don’t expect anyone in the media to announce that too loudly; they are still trying to paint him as a racist psychopath.

Philosopher

August 18th, 2010
9:28 am

It’s a shame when what could have been a lively, thought-provoking discourse deteriorates to name-calling, disrespectful, meaningless drivel.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:28 am

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:25 am
Jose…2 mil viewers who DON”T watch? Now you sound like Glenn Beck…just reach into the air, pull out a number and hope it sticks. Not. yawn.

Okaaaay, that made sense dumb racist follower. WTF are you talking about? Challenge still on by the way, issue one lie he said and prove it. Come on, you don’t work so you got the time for research.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
9:28 am

Check out Rodney’s blog

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:28 am

flatterer acknowledged yet again

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:28 am

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
9:26 am

How much did the company who owns NBC donate to Imam Obama’s campaign?

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:29 am

Hmmm Jose. I’m on prime EVERY night, aren’t I? Setting the record straight for those millions who, fortunately, weren’t able to be mislead and brainwashed by FOX.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:29 am

Philosopher

August 18th, 2010
9:28 am

And you’ve added so much to the debate.

Steve

August 18th, 2010
9:30 am

Demagogues like Cynthia Tucker whip up the passions of a crowd, who then believe they should be able to impose their views on others.

Richard

August 18th, 2010
9:30 am

Ms. Tucker, it’s been quite some time since I saw your name in the AJC index and bothered to go there. I’m not a Glen Beck devotee, but he often places his finger on significant issues and can be thought provoking. He’s is not a political creature. In fact, he is none of the things you excessively say he is. Your editorial, however, did confirm one thing: your writings are a must to avoid.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:30 am

Trust me, the sirens are now going off over at Fox News’ headquarters on Sixth Avenue in NYC. According to the latest Nielsen numbers, Glenn Beck just demolished its previous low ratings mark with the program that aired last Friday, June 18.

Come on granny, you are the link queen so please post where you got this. And by the way, he still wins his time slot at 5:00 pm everyday against all cable news challengers. I think those sirens you hear are the ones going off at the democratic headquarters concerning November. Or they are in your head.

Union

August 18th, 2010
9:31 am

“is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained”

I wasn’t sure if you were talking about Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. :)

Lord Howard Hurts

August 18th, 2010
9:31 am

Yawn. Yawn. Social justice. Same old, same old. Must be something in the genes that makes blacks so negative, and always thinking that someone owes them something for some perceived wrong. Look at the entire history of black Africa, and what do you see? Want to move there today? Filled with social justice, I am sure. Glenn Beck is not the problem. He is the solution if someone like Cynthia would only listen to the entire story instead of “jumping” to negative conclusions. The majority of the white race is tired of being called racist by those who are afforded a much better life than even modern black Africa can provide today, when the freedom given was the result of the white majority winning a war over a white minority that refused to reason. Stop complaining and build in a positive manner and stop cloistering in black communities where the “sunshine of freedom” just can’t seem to filter in. You are an American and act like an American. Stop with this black American stuff.

Heavy Hitter

August 18th, 2010
9:32 am

If you have a really, really narrow mind or no mind at all, you need to go see Glenn Beck. If not, stay home or go to a movie. Don’t waste your time going to see an idiot!

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:32 am

Granny…NBC doesn’t not claim to carry a fair and balanced moniker. So they’re free to donate to and support any party they so wish. Ignorance still keeps piping its head. Imam Obama? His mother is white who received help with his upbringing from his Christian white grandparents. So anyone out there that is bi-racial knows what to expect. White supremacy thinks that other half that is NOT white makes you less a person.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:32 am

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:29 am
Hmmm Jose. I’m on prime EVERY night, aren’t I? Setting the record straight for those millions who, fortunately, weren’t able to be mislead and brainwashed by FOX.

Sorry maddcow, you get your lib behind kicked everynight by FNC and matter NOT in the grand scheme of politcal thought. Nice try at being relevant though. The left loves a radical lesbian.

Does Glen Beck cut and paste like Cynthia Tucker?

August 18th, 2010
9:32 am

Road Scholar

August 18th, 2010
9:33 am

Stonethrower, not only is there a small mosque nearby, there are pornography stores, strip clubs, and other “unchristian” businesses within the distance that the proposed mosque is proposed to be built. So the left must support these businesses, oh yeah private enterprise, as honoring the hallowed ground? Nothing like a pole dance to honor our fallen!

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:34 am

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:29 am
Hmmm Jose. I’m on prime EVERY night, aren’t I? Setting the record straight for those millions who, fortunately, weren’t able to be mislead and brainwashed by FOX.

So, you are saying that NBC is truly not a news organization? Thanks for confirming what we all believed maddcow.

Billybob

August 18th, 2010
9:35 am

Anyone who doesn’t share your views is racist Tucker. This is weak and I think you are hanging on by a thread. Trust me when I say that Glenn Beck brings more to the table than your ‘color commentary’ ever could….please don’t respond as usual…..also Beck is more mainstream than your views honey….scares you doesn’t it?

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:35 am

Jose…and the right loves a cross-dressing sociopath!

Jon Lester

August 18th, 2010
9:36 am

I know a few Seventh Day Adventists who would take issue with the idea that Sunday is the Sabbath.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:37 am

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:35 am
Jose…and the right loves a cross-dressing sociopath!

And you say he cross dresses because you have pictures? You have him on record as stating he is? Or, you just say it and it’s true. Please maddcow, grow up or tune out.

Contractor

August 18th, 2010
9:37 am

I just absolutely love how you can support a religious group that is known for terrorist views and acts to build on their conquest of blindsiding America, but you don’t support freedom of speech of an American on the day of Martin Luther King. I personally believe that the rights that King fought for have been taken way out of context from what he was striving for, but you’re right, he was a man of freedom and would not mind Glen Beck speaking his mind and thoughts. He would be ashamed of what he fought for, and to see what it has become this day and age. I firmly believe Bill Cosby is the perfect person to listen to, as he has the same kind of belief King did. Glen Beck will tell you how it is, will nail Republicans and Democrats to the wall if they are wrong in what the American way is. I know that he is a more Conservative minded guy, but the truth hurts, and all you can do is throw little five year old jabs at the issue. People are starting to realize views like yours are on their way out, and this country will get back on track, and tired of the Liberal bullcrap agenda. So all of your work will be for nothing, congratulations.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
9:37 am

Hey Dumb Follower, unfortunately, I am not as easily amused. I ride no bandwagon (one word), and while you (and perhaps Mr. Beck) may find my language “offensive” (what is it with your righties and your “feelings”? I thought you were stone cold Social Darwinists? I thought you guys embraced the “kill or be killed” ethos?). My “discourse” was not intended to be “scholarly” – it was intended to be an accurate assessment of Beck’s character. I believe he is a self-described recovering alcholic and cocaine addict. I believe he did convert to Mormonism, which is a racist faith (not that there is anything wrong with racism, but he did call Obama a racist, so “I know you are, but what am I?”). Again, you can call it an “attack” – I call it my Constitutional right to free speech (and accurate valuation of his “character”). what do you mean by “content of the argument”? this is not an “argument” or a contest. Beck is a racist, drunk and drug addict. It’s not “pseudo intellectualism” sport (thanks Kam), it’s paleo-neo-Carlinism. now go back to the kids’ table with Jose, and I’m from the government…

Billybob

August 18th, 2010
9:38 am

Rachel Maddow,

Your 15 minutes is almost over….

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

August 18th, 2010
9:38 am

CYNT WE ARE LIVING IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS,THE INFORMATION AGE,THE TRUTH IS BEING REVEAL,PEOPLE LIKE GLENN BECK ARE BEING EXPOSE AS THE EVIL GOP THAT THEY ARE,CYNT IM FROM EAST ATLANTA THE SIDE THAT GAVE YALL MARTIN LUTHER KING,REMEMBER THAT ALL OF THE EVIL DIXIECRATS ARE NOW EVIL REPUBLICANS,JUST LIKE THEIR FATHER SATAN,KILL STEAL AND DESTROY LOOK AT ALL THE KILLING AND BOMBING THAT THE FOX PEOPLE LIKE GLENN BECK,HANNITY AND RUSH ALWAYS RUSH TO DO,WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? WILL HE BOMB AND KILL EVERYBODY LIKE THE GOP LIKES TO DO? THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS A PARTY OF DEVILS!

Dumb Follower

August 18th, 2010
9:39 am

Poor Paleo-Neanderthal…got his knickers in a twist.

Pennsylvanian

August 18th, 2010
9:40 am

Off topic #1 (That allowed here?) What do the Russian Gov’t, Imams, and Mayor Bloomberg have in common?
1) They all lie to advance their agenda.
2) Cynthia Tucker believes them.

Contractor has reading comprehension problems

August 18th, 2010
9:40 am

Tucker’s blog headline:

The odious Glenn Beck has every right to his rally

Contractor

August 18th, 2010
9:37 am

but you don’t support freedom of speech of an American on the day of Martin Luther King”

Seek help.

left wing

August 18th, 2010
9:41 am

I rarely ever listen to Glenn Beck, and most of what I do hear him say makes me wonder what rational person would want to actually tune into him.

However, I fully respect his right to cry on air, rant about . . . really, really inane things. And he absolutely has the right to his rally, just as the Nazi’s did when they marched thru Skokie, Illinois (a heavily jewish community).

Actually, I was reminded of when the Nazi’s marching in Skokie by listening to Newt complaining about the ground zero islamic community center, saying how they didn’t have the right to put a swastika next to the holocaust museum. Maybe not, but they would have the 1st ammendment right to march in front and hold their rally, and I wonder how someone with a PHD in history could have forgotten this?

Dare You

August 18th, 2010
9:42 am

South Georgia farmer, Equating “high horse” with “uppity black women” only shows what a racist you are. Very sad!

Pennsylvanian

August 18th, 2010
9:42 am

granny godzilla @ 9:34 – Obama is mulatto. I don’t think CT likes that word. Never see it in print. For the record, Bill Clinton was the first black president

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:43 am

I have a life size photo Glen wearing a speedo. But I keep it in the closet.

Call it like it is

August 18th, 2010
9:43 am

“CYNTHIA TUCKER” is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of her audience in order to keep them entertained. There is nothing too base for her to say; no lie too odious for her to repeat; no smear too vile for her to include as part of her schtick.

There Cynthia I fixed your opening line for you. Intersting how you can take one persons name out and put in another name and it still fits.

You and Beck appear to have a lot in common.

HDB

August 18th, 2010
9:43 am

BTW…no more Dr. Laura….guess she learned that making racial epithets over the air has consequences!!

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

August 18th, 2010
9:43 am

LISTEN UP ALL YOU RACISTS WHITES HERE IN AMERICA,YOUR RACIST TIME IS UP IN 2012, YOUR END DATE OF DOING EVIL,GOD HAS HAD ENOUGH OF YOU EVIL RACISTS LIKE BECK,HANNITY AND RUSH! BEST BELIEVE YALL TIME IS UP FROM DOING WICKEDNESS! AND THATS ON GOD! HURRY UP 2012

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:44 am

Pennsylvanian

August 18th, 2010
9:42 am

But if Clinton were truly the first black president, why didn’t he pull in 99.9% of the black vote like Imam Obama? Talk about sheep.

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:44 am

Granny, now you’ve gone and added alzheimer’s to your portfolio. That’s the drool coming from your mouth when I reached down to pick you up and place you back in your rocker. You may want to ask the Doc to increase your meds.

Don't you love racists who hide behind their own racism by calling others racist?

August 18th, 2010
9:45 am

Dare You

August 18th, 2010
9:42 am

South Georgia farmer, Equating “high horse” with “uppity black women” only shows what a racist you are. Very sad!

It’s a sickness of the ignorant.

Not Chicken Little

August 18th, 2010
9:46 am

The odious Cynthia Tucker has every right to her stupid opinions…thank God we have the internet so we are no longer dependent on the high-priest lapdog media to spoon-feed us what they want us to believe!

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

August 18th, 2010
9:47 am

EVIL RACISTS WHITES YOUR TIME IS UP IN 2012! YOUR TIME OF DOING EVIL IS ALMOST UP! HURRY UP 2012!

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:47 am

Sometime I think Heaven will be just like MSNBC.

DMac

August 18th, 2010
9:48 am

Cynthia is so jealous of Glenn Beck, it practically drips from the computer screen. She exhibits perfectly the tactics of today’s “progressive / liberal” journalist. When you cannot refute a conservative’s arguments using the facts, simply resort to distortions (lies) and character assassination.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:49 am

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

August 18th, 2010
9:43 am
LISTEN UP ALL YOU RACISTS WHITES HERE IN AMERICA,YOUR RACIST TIME IS UP IN 2012, YOUR END DATE OF DOING EVIL,GOD HAS HAD ENOUGH OF YOU EVIL RACISTS LIKE BECK,HANNITY AND RUSH! BEST BELIEVE YALL TIME IS UP FROM DOING WICKEDNESS! AND THATS ON GOD! HURRY UP 2012

ladies and gentlemen, I present dummy followers father. The grand wizard of the new black panther party. Hail to the racist! May his colors always fly high in the party of the modern slave owners, the democratic party!

White Evil Doer (and proud of it)

August 18th, 2010
9:49 am

We will never stop doing evil nor thinking evil thoughts.

BBBUUUUWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHHAHAAHAAAAA!!!

Contractor

August 18th, 2010
9:49 am

Contractor has reading comprehension problems,

Cute handle name there fella. How about you have a little depth in that brain of yours and understand it was a sarcastic slap that she threw out there. She has to say that, but she doesn’t believe it. Read a little more into her thoughts and other blogs, and then come back to the card game.

A. Nother Opinion

August 18th, 2010
9:50 am

And you wonder why the AJC continues to loose circulation with an Editor like CY.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:51 am

DMac

August 18th, 2010
9:48 am
Cynthia is so jealous of Glenn Beck, it practically drips from the computer screen. She exhibits perfectly the tactics of today’s “progressive / liberal” journalist. When you cannot refute a conservative’s arguments using the facts, simply resort to distortions (lies) and character assassination.

Tuck wishes she had 2% of his followers. Instead, she has a handful of bloggers that comment on her posts every week. How sad.

TnGelding

August 18th, 2010
9:51 am

We don’t have a hundred years. The end is nigh!

I thought Beck would be in an insane asylum by now. But Obama has made it easy for him and many others. Roll up your sleeves, Mr. President, and get to work. We don’t need no stinking commissions to lubricate the skids.

Let’s hope the rally fizzles. Surely folks will find something more important or entertaining to do. But with the “lovely Sarah” there, there’s bound to be some degree of curiosity.

leo

August 18th, 2010
9:51 am

All one has to do is read some of the hate-filled, bigoted responses to Tucker’s column to realize that sadly Beck and his ilk have their following. They certainly have a constitutional right to spew their lies, but for many of us it is frightening that hate-mongering and fear-mongering have become a part of our political discourse and that some ignorant people actually believe that trash.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
9:52 am

A Glenn Beck rally?

I think this calls for urine balloons.

2012

August 18th, 2010
9:52 am

Wall Street and the Republicans have run this country into bankruptcy. Wall Street IS the Republican Party. They will all lose their jobs when NO job exists. Then they’ll be the first one in line asking for food stamps and handouts! What do you think happened with GM? The banking industry? They’re republican but they sure didn’t mind receiving “SOCIALISM” when it was THEM with THEIR neck in the noose!!! But god forbid poor people need help. Then they label you a free-loading dem. BTW..GM has YET to repay the $50billion bailout Obama gave them. How’s THAT for ironic? The one who helped them is now being persecuted.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
9:52 am

He is going blind so he is cashing in like palin before he does.

cons are like children who believe everything their parents tell them.

Act like children too.

barking frog

August 18th, 2010
9:52 am

What next? An article on the veracity of the National Enquirer?

Reading from Romania

August 18th, 2010
9:53 am

Don’t any of you people work?

Jose

August 18th, 2010
9:54 am

2012

August 18th, 2010
9:52 am
Wall Street and the Republicans have run this country into bankruptcy. Wall Street IS the Republican Party. They will all lose their jobs when NO job exists. Then they’ll be the first one in line asking for food stamps and handouts! What do you think happened with GM? The banking industry? They’re republican but they sure didn’t mind receiving “SOCIALISM” when it was THEM with THEIR neck in the noose!!! But god forbid poor people need help. Then they label you a free-loading dem. BTW..GM has YET to repay the $50billion bailout Obama gave them. How’s THAT for ironic? The one who helped them is now being persecuted.

WOW, that was just sad. Here is an education based on msnbc. I think you better research who has been in control since 2006. 2012 is going to be a blood bath for the dems like 2010. FUGLY!!!

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
9:54 am

But Obama has made it easy for him and many others. Roll up your sleeves, Mr. President, and get to work.

It’s because Obama has rolled up his sleeves and has got to work, passing major legislation, that the wingers are apoplectic.

And about the last thing any responsible Democratic legislator should be fretting about would be whether or not some Fox News spokesmodel and his band of elderly bigots thinks it is a bad thing.

ctucker

August 18th, 2010
9:54 am

Contractor, Please have someone read my blog post to you. You clearly didn’t read it.

Tommytwotone

August 18th, 2010
9:54 am

Obama IS a racist. And so is every black person who voted for him, because they only voted for him based on skin color. Racism. Straight up.

And “social justice” is just another term for “socialism”.

Middle of the road and looking both ways

August 18th, 2010
9:55 am

Jon Stewart has Glenn Beck pegged every night for some flip-flop statement made by Beck or stupid fact hurled by Beck. Learn to laugh. Beck was hired to stir up people. He does it well. He has no real credentials besides stirring people up. We as Americans have to appreciate our Freedoms in the Bill of Rights. Right to Assemble. Right to Free Speech. Right to religious freedom. Would we condemn the Catholic Church because the burned a few people at the stake? Would we deny the Catholic Church the right to build a Church near a playground due to the misdeeds of a few parish priests? How many evangelical preachers have confessed to adultery or homosexuality or addictions? The Catholics and Protestant have set Ireland on Fire with their religious wars. Do we want the same intolerance on our land of the free? How many brave men and women have died to defend our country and our freedoms. You can not choose which people shall have which rights at a certain time. Imagine if you were on the other side and they were in charge of you? Cynthia does not have to resort to calling Mr. Beck names. He paints a fine picture of himself every time he opens his mouth and says something stupid. By the way, the red phone is a prop.

ctucker

August 18th, 2010
9:55 am

Contractor, Please have someone read my blog post to you. You obviously did not read it.

DMac

August 18th, 2010
9:55 am

That the AJC would continue to allow a pseudo-journalist like you to remain employed, is a mystery beyond my understanding.

LarryLow

August 18th, 2010
9:56 am

You want a list of Glen Beck lies? Do The Google like Bush The Moron said.

Numerous web sites document his daily lies. You can watch the videos pulled from his shows, hear his stern warnings of “death panels”, and hear him promise you Obama and the UN are building “internment camps in the dessert.” Watch his video rehearsals where he practiced crying on queue. So many strong emotions, the deep personal feelings revealed, he’s so sincere and he just believes in freedom soooooo much!

SINCERITY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS, AS SOON AS YOU LEARN TO FAKE THAT YOU’VE GOT IT MADE.

And you poor dumb ‘Baggers still don’t get the con?

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
9:56 am

Enter your delusional thoughts here.

Contractor has reading comprehension problems

August 18th, 2010
9:56 am

Still, Beck has every right to his rally. Why? He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others.

—Cynthia Tucker, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from Op-Ed Column entitled:

The odious Glenn Beck has every right to his rally

Seek help.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
9:57 am

“There is nothing too base for him to say; no lie too odious for him to repeat; no smear too vile for him to include as part of his schtick.”

Here’s what Beck had to day about Birthers: “Glenn Beck on birther issue: ‘Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard’“

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=120992

So there’s just one example of not repeating an odious lie, of a smear he wouldn’t include in his schtick. In fact, he denounced the lie and the smear.

Seems Ms Tucker’s writing style is of the same genre of Mr. Beck’s speaking style. Must smart to look in the mirror and see Mr. Beck.

As I glanced thru Media Matters and Salon I saw Ms. Tucker’s talking points repeated. Or maybe she repeated their talking points. Whatever. But what I did read was that Mr. Beck’s comments were in relation to Rep Lewis’s linking the civil rights movement to health care legislation. Mr. Beck has made the point that the current crop of civil rights ‘leaders’ have moved to a decidedly progressive agenda on all issues – and use the movement to further those political aims. That’s a point worth exploring.

I read a Salon article in which the author was incensed Mr. Beck and others would attempt to ‘steal the legacy of the movement.” Steal. To take from, unlawfully. In other words, challenge the Movement Establishment’s power. There it is again – make a move against money and power and watch the vitriol.

“He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others.”

Citation?

There’s that Beck hyperbole, courtesy of Ms. Tucker, again!

Morning, Bosch! Hi, granny godzilla!!

Normal

August 18th, 2010
9:57 am

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
8:40 am

As I recall, no one said he didn’t. As I recall, you were the one who brought up the Community Center (yes, there’s a Mosque, but there is also a swimming pool and a bowling alley. Are you afraid of them bowling for Allah?

Lt Col

August 18th, 2010
9:57 am

“GB speaking at the Lincoln Memorial on such a holy day?” My goodness! I was not aware that MLK had graduated from being a mortal man to being a deity!! He was only a man; not an embodied God, as was Our Lord Jesus Christ. If Aug. 28th isn’t a suitable day for Mr. Beck’s rally, let me suggest January 17, 2011. :) As for the “mosque thing”, I’m about fed up to here. It is quite simply an “in your face” ploy by the Moslems meant to create the firestorm of opinion that it obviously has. So, in a sense, the Moslems have achieved their goal and making them build at another location will not override their philosophical victory. Therefore, make them build it elsewhere and both sides of the issue will have won. The Moslems will get what they set out to get; and their opponents will get what they want, too.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
9:57 am

Tuck wishes she had 2% of his followers.

Yeah, because that Pulitzer thingie is so sucky.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
9:58 am

Second day in a row my first post goes right to moderation.

Can it be released, please?

2012

August 18th, 2010
9:58 am

Jose…the schmuck CEO’s on Wall Street are Republicans. Maybe I’m wrong, but the last time I checked Wall Street was run by capitalism and not the white house. Congress has no say as to compensation, reorganization, out-sourcing and job cuts. That’s the greedy Wall Street Republican capitalists making those decisions. So whatever say you.

Contractor

August 18th, 2010
9:58 am

Tucker,

I read it. We all know how you are, and how you hide behind walls. You want to throw Martin Luther King into this whole ordeal to stir up some mess with everyone. 90% of us on here totally know your intentions and your agenda. So don’t try to belittle me by saying I need someone to read your blog, because I promise I have more education than you do, and it holds way more water than yours.

White Evil Doer (and proud of it)

August 18th, 2010
9:59 am

2012

August 18th, 2010
9:52 am

YES…YEEESSS….we did that EVIL also. We are Evil and getting more eviler by the minute. Evel Kneivel cannot hold a candle to our evilness!!!

BBWWWAAHAHHAHAAA!!!

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:59 am

Well I see the children have taken over the blog again…..

Dear Namejacker</strong)

I really am flattered that you admire my work so much that you feel the need to steal my ID and post your piffle. It pleases me to no end that your inability to get your own message across forces you to cheating and chicanery.

The weakness of your arguments and apparently your character is displayed each and every time you steal mine name or Kamchaks or Cynthias…..and while your fellow class clowns giggle up their
sleeves, serious minded people know the difference between us and
we are all looking down our noses at you at this very minute.

I want to give a shout out to JohnnyReb, the only conservative on this blog who, to my knowledge, has come out and stated his disdaim for your tomfoolery. Of course the rest of the conservative posters might just be you.

Anyway, to get to the real point….all your silliness won’t make granny go away and it’s too sad and pitiful to make me angry. Mostly I feel sorry for you. I can’t imagine a life so miserable that you have to have fun impersonating older women.

I hope you find some peace sometime before your karma kicks in

ctucker

August 18th, 2010
9:59 am

Tommytwotone, It’s fascinating how much your genuine beliefs show through. You are so transparent.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
9:59 am

Paul, I don’t think Cynthia likes linkees.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
10:00 am

Released at 9:57

Thank you!

What was the offending word or phrase?

White Evil Doer (and proud of it)

August 18th, 2010
10:00 am

2012

August 18th, 2010
9:58 am

Yet another example from what seems the only person in the USA paying attention. We are here and make no misake…WE ARE EVIL DOERS who love doing evil and think only evil thoughts and sleep with evil women and have evil children and adopt only the most evil of pets.

You cant stop us!!!

Danny Coker

August 18th, 2010
10:00 am

CT is such a joke. As at least one has suggested above, don’t just call Beck a liar, prove it. Anyone can make accusations. Lay the proof on the table for the whole world to see. Beck does it day in and day out. He has repeatedly begged Obama, I mean Omuslim, to call him out, to nationally prove what he is saying is a lie. The white house is silent. They aren’t silent about their accusations against Beck but are silent with their proof.

Beck has the proof. Every day he backs up what he says. You could learn a thing or two from him Cynthia. I don ‘t mind you calling him a liar. I want your proof. If you can prove him to be a liar I will stop watching him. I’m afraid though that you are the liar.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:01 am

Romania,

No, these cons are on welfare.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:01 am

You want to throw Martin Luther King into this whole ordeal

Um, that was Glenn (or Glennda?) Beck who did that, by scheduling his rally when/where he did.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
10:01 am

sfd

Thanks. I try to provide citations. Guess you’ll just have to trust me.

:-)

What is a Moslem?

August 18th, 2010
10:01 am

Enter your comments here

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
10:01 am

We all know how you are…

I don’t give you the authority to speak for me, sport.

Gtbuzz

August 18th, 2010
10:02 am

I would be willing to bet anything that CT has never watched more than two seconds of a Glenn Beck program. If so, she would not exress her bigotry so vehemently. Having read CT for decades in the AJC – I would state that it is her bigotry that is amoral.

But this is a typical CT column – cheap shots with absolutely no back up. Just pure left wing, progressive, Democrat party vitriol. How utterly mindless.

..and note to “Dumb Followers”. You are a good example of why women were not allowed to vote in the past.

Mike

August 18th, 2010
10:02 am

I don’t watch Beck’s show enough to comment on what Cynthia writes about. However, I have watched in the past when he is talking about how we are ruining our future fiscally and he is THE ONLY ONE on national television speaking the truth about it.

Gotta give credit where credit is due.

DMac

August 18th, 2010
10:02 am

Cynthia Tucker only has a job in journalism, because she is a black, female, liberal. If she weren’t a triple minority, she’d have been gone long ago.

Mel

August 18th, 2010
10:02 am

What frightens me is how many people in this country take what Glenn Beck says as fact.

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
10:02 am

HAve you people even read the blog. She saidhe had the right to speak on that day and where ever he can get a permit to speak. What the heck is wrong with you people. How do you comment on a blog without reading it. Her views on this are equal to her views on the mosque, which is they can build where ever they get a permit to build. Are you people slow or something

Jose

August 18th, 2010
10:02 am

2012

August 18th, 2010
9:58 am
Jose…the schmuck CEO’s on Wall Street are Republicans. Maybe I’m wrong, but the last time I checked Wall Street was run by capitalism and not the white house. Congress has no say as to compensation, reorganization, out-sourcing and job cuts. That’s the greedy Wall Street Republican capitalists making those decisions. So whatever say you.

And you know this because……. Your full of crap because I have a friend who is on Wall Street living the high life over looking Central Park and you could not find a more dedicated liberal. Now 2012, you think he is alone? Your party has helped muck of wallstreet as much as the rebulicans. In other words, enough blame to go around. Get off your high horse son.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
10:03 am

I find it amusing that some of the more right-leaning folks in this country get upset when George Clooney, Barbara Streisand or Bruce Springsteen (actor/entertainers/celebrities) voice a (meaningless) political opinion, or endorse/oppose one candidate or another; while demonstrating the same blind faith and allegiance to the likes of Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, or Laura Ingrham (entertainers/talking heads). ALL performers are self-absrbed narcissists, who need attention because daddy beat them, or mommy didn’t breast feed (like Jose). they are emotional children who MUST walk into the parlor while the grown-ups are talking, and “perform” (good or bad, no such thing as negative publicity) to get their narcissistic fix. were I to really go Dr. Phil, I would offer the word “fix” is a key to understanding why many “performers” have substance abuse problems, and why Marx referred to religion as “the opiate of the masses”. but I digress. let’s not confuse professional success (Beck’s estimated $32 million, Mel Gibson’s success as an actor, producer and director, Keith Richards’s success as a rock n roll icon, Lindsay Lohan’s success a being a professional drunkard, etc.) with “character” pr even mental health. in fact, as I said, being unstable and mentally ill is sometimes to one’s advantage when seeking fame and fortune. any person who would look to Glenn Beck to calibrate his/her moral or political compass is no better than some lonely Muslim rube, who puts a bomb in his underpants to meet girls.

DMac

August 18th, 2010
10:03 am

Glenn can back up the facts of what he is saying. Unlike most (perhaps all) liberals.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
10:03 am

Mel

August 18th, 2010
10:02 am
What frightens me is how many people in this country take what Glenn Beck says as fact.

That same fright goes for those that beleive evrything the messiah says daily. OOOOOO, now that is some scary stuff.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:04 am

As at least one has suggested above, don’t just call Beck a liar, prove it

1. Go to media matters dot org

2. type “Glenn Beck False” into its search field.

3. click the blue link-thingies

HDB

August 18th, 2010
10:04 am

Off-Topic: Interesting tidbit of news from Arizona and the Washington Post:

U.S. may sue Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio for not cooperating in investigation

Justice Department officials in Washington have issued a rare threat to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he does not cooperate with their investigation of whether he discriminates against Hispanics. The civil rights inquiry is one of two that target the man who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff.” A federal grand jury in Phoenix is examining whether Arpaio has used his power to investigate and intimidate political opponents and whether his office misappropriated government money, sources said.

Note: More enforcement of the LAW…particularly civil rights law…is done under Democratic Administrations!! Let’s see where this goes………..

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
10:04 am

Kamchak
August 18th, 2010
9:57 am

CT winning the pulitzer and Imam Obama winning the Nobel have really trivialized those awards.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:04 am

Danny,

Do you ever fact check his bs?

Are you people slow or something?

August 18th, 2010
10:04 am

White Evil Doer (and proud of it)

August 18th, 2010
10:05 am

Glen Beck is one of our more evil leaders. He is on tv spreading his gospel of evil and recruiting more and more evil doers everyday.

Libertarian

August 18th, 2010
10:05 am

Liberal hypocrisy rears its ugly head. Yesterday most of the liberals on this blog refused to question the motives behind the building of the 9/11 mosque. While most (intelligent) people can agree that they have a RIGHT to build the mosque, one should question their motives.

Today, the liberals on this blog (CT included) are questioning Glen Beck’s motives for having his rally on the date of MLK’s speech. While I agree that his motives should be questioned, one has to wonder why the liberal hypocrites on this blog don’t also question the motives behind the building of the mosque??

Just because someone has a constitutional right to do something doesn’t make it morally/ethically right. Freedom of speech protects ones right to call someone an “N” word or “cracker” but does that make it morally/ethically right?

Furthermore, another example of liberal hypocrisy is that most liberals just love affirmative action but it is fundamentally a violation of the 1st amendment because it discriminates on the basis of color and sex.

Before all you lefties get your panties in a wad…righties are hypocrites on some things too. One example is being anti abortion but pro death penalty…

I could go on and on.

Yeah, OK

August 18th, 2010
10:05 am

Cynthia,

Your stupidity amazes me.

kayaker 71

August 18th, 2010
10:05 am

Granny,

Your epistle is a monument to fair play. This blog needs an old black woman to compensate for some of us old white guys. Is our bet still on?

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
10:05 am

“..and note to “Dumb Followers”. You are a good example of why women were not allowed to vote in the past.”

Lol…THESE are the dumb followers to Glenn Beck? Need I say more?

Tommy Maddox

August 18th, 2010
10:07 am

Since when is the Lincoln Memorial and August 28 reserved for ANYONE for time immortal?

It’s not. Get over it.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:07 am

I think he would have made a great worker in Germany’s propaganda department.

Inglorious ba stard, if you will.

Equality 7-2521

August 18th, 2010
10:07 am

Where are the facts to back up the conclusions of Cynthia Tucker?

Like all liberal writers today, they start with the conclusion they want you to reach and work backwards. And their conclusion works hard to elicit an emotional response prior to any hard facts.

Tucker does not list the issues where she feels Beck is wrong. She does not dismantle the arguments of Beck.

She just likes to stir up the pot and hopes your previous bias will keep you from seeing just how thin this topic is, even if it is an opinion column. What is her opinion based on?

This from a newspaper that continues to show there are only two candidates for governor on their Georgia politics page.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:07 am

Let’s start with this:

Beck, Geller, push falsehood that “Ground Zero mosque” will open on 9/11

Beck: “You want to open [the center] on September 11th? You’re a fool.”* On the August 10 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, guest Glenn Beck acknowledged that “we have no right to stop” the building of the center, but said it is “in extraordinarily bad taste, I think it’s foolish, I think it’s a slap in the face to do it,” and added, “You want to open it on September 11? You’re a fool. You’re insulting people, but we have no right to stop you.”*

Dr. Laura

August 18th, 2010
10:08 am

Freedom of speech protects ones right to call someone an “N” word or “cracker” but does that make it morally/ethically right?

Apparently not.

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
10:09 am

Dumb followers….did you miss in the news story (here in the AJC) that the parent company of FOX did the donations?…and then they listed the parent companies of ABC, CNN, TIME WARNER, etc and the fact that they donated to political parties too? and had been doing so for years? Lies of omission, works for liberals everytime, huh?

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:10 am

How about this?

Glenn Beck continued to peddle the bogus claim that he “supported” Shirley Sherrod because he knew “something was wrong” with the video Andrew Breitbart posted of her at his BigGovernment.com website.

[...]

Beck played the edited clip of Sherrod’s remarks and said it revealed “a USDA administration official discriminating against white farmers.” After he played the clip, he suggested it indicated that America has been “transported in 1956 except it’s the other way around.” He added: “Does anybody else have a sense that there are some that just want revenge? Doesn’t it feel that way?” He wasn’t “supporting” Sherrod with those remarks, he was attacking her — like many others in the right-wing media.

Even after it became apparent that Sherrod was not a racist, Beck continued his attacks. On the July 21 edition of his radio show, Beck stated that Sherrod “obviously has some sort of Marxist or redistribution qualities to her.” On Fox News, Beck opined that Sherrod should have been made a “czar” because “she fits in” with the “Maoists” in the Obama administration.

Since the full video of Sherrod’s remarks became public, Beck has repeatedly claimed he didn’t attack Sherrod and that he supported her. It’s simply not true

ray

August 18th, 2010
10:10 am

What a pathetic rampage of an opinion filled with nonsense. And the main stream media wonders why they are losing subscribers. Now, while your at it, can you do an article on every lie that obama has stated….actually, the lie that is liberalism would be a nice article. And I really see very few in the black community following Dr. King life as a model; they just use him as a crutch to cry racism instead of going to work.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
10:10 am

kayaker 71

if I remember correctly the bet is whether or not the dems keep both
the house and the senate in November – winner buys steak dinner?

yes sir.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
10:10 am

Contractor, I’ve suggested this before, but Google Tim McVeigh or Eric Rudolph. then read Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven if you want some insight to “terrorists” operating within the more fundamentalist arms of some faiths (for example, those who espouse Beck’s Mormon faith). feel free to Google John/Dan Lafferty, or more recently; Elizabeth Smart. faith is faith and crime is crime, and sometimes more oportunistic criminals use the former to justify the latter. it’s not just a Muslim thing.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
10:11 am

That’s what Glenn Beck does…lie. Other than HIS mouth, someone show us a clip or a print where it’s been announced that it would open 9/11. This poor man is suffering a breakdown and should be committed. Or be friendless at the very least. Let’s put it into perspective, if we had a close friend who walked around “making up stories”, we would begin to distance ourselves, realizing they were just plain nuts.

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
10:11 am

For all you Lefties who think the Obama administration is for the downtrodden:
At 300 East 23rd Street in the exclusive Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, where to get into parts of the park you need a key granted just to residents, a new 98-unit luxury apartment complex has been built with an outdoor movie theater and panoramic city views. The problem is that not enough buyers are coughing up the $820,000 to $3 million the project’s developers are asking for the privilege to own a unit in the building. But don’t worry, the Obama administration is coming to the rescue. Last December, the Federal Housing Administration loosened its financing rules so that U.S. taxpayers would have the honor of backing loans with downpayments as low as 3.5%. Now rich Manhattanites can better afford condos in buildings with pet spas, concierges and rooftop lounges like the one in Gramercy Park, all on the taxpayers’ dime.

Robert

August 18th, 2010
10:12 am

If ever there was a racist, it is you Cynthia. If ever there was a second one, it is O’Bama.

pat

August 18th, 2010
10:12 am

How very sad and pathetic of you….You really had nothing better to talk about? Talk about hate speach….I don’t recall Glenn Beck doing anything to you yet you name call and levy false accustaions against him.

T-Town

August 18th, 2010
10:12 am

Granny; I may not agree with you very much, I do agree that the children must play and this won’t stop until school starts.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
10:12 am

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation’s financial outlook as poor.
A frustrated electorate could take it out on the party in power — Obama’s Democrats — in the November elections.
Eleven weeks before the Nov. 2 balloting, just 41 percent of those surveyed approve of the president’s performance on the economy, down from 44 percent in April, while 56 percent disapprove. And 61 percent say the economy has gotten worse or stayed the same on Obama’s watch.

kayaker 71

August 18th, 2010
10:12 am

Granny,

Do we have to win both of them? I thought the bet was on the House only. Would Bones be OK with you?

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:12 am

Of course Beck lies about crime:

Glenn Beck falsely claimed that Phoenix experiences more kidnappings “than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City.” In fact, PolitiFact.com has reported that this claim is “false”, saying that “experts advise that such rankings can’t be made based on available information.”

Good Grief

August 18th, 2010
10:13 am

Social Justice, CT? Really? Are you and those who believe like you really so dependent on government to get you through the day that you have to rely on “social justice?”

And if I’m remembering my history correctly, the last person to actually live in slave conditions in the US died in the 1940s or 1950s. So unless Obama and CT are pushing 140+ years old, I doubt they personally saw slavery.

As for reparations, where does it stop? Once all of us evil whites pay back our ill gotten gains to the victimized blacks, do we then pay the victimized Chinese? Does the whole of Europe then pay back the Jews? What about the Mongols paying back all of the peoples they conquered and enslaved. And what about the black-on-black slavery in Africa before the white man ever got there?

Let me provide a PC version of the above paragraph:
As for reparations, where does it stop? Once all of us evil Caucasian-non-hispanic-Americans pay back our ill gotten gains to the victimized African-Americans, do we then pay the victimized Chinese-Americans? Does the whole of Europe then pay back the Jewish Displaced Foreign Travelers? What about the peoples of Mongolian descent paying back all of the peoples they conquered and enslaved. And what about the African-on-African slavery in Africa before the Caucasian-non-Hispanic man ever got there?

Tomy

August 18th, 2010
10:13 am

I guess the odious Cynthia is entitled to her opinion. But as O’Reilly says there is not a more ignorant person writing for any newspaper in the land than yours truly, the most odious Cynthia.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
10:13 am

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
10:09 am
Dumb followers….did you miss in the news story (here in the AJC) that the parent company of FOX did the donations?…and then they listed the parent companies of ABC, CNN, TIME WARNER, etc and the fact that they donated to political parties too? and had been doing so for years? Lies of omission, works for liberals everytime, huh?

Dummy only reads tucker and the comics. He understands racist rants and funny cartoons. Everything else is way over his tiny head.

How bout it Jose?

August 18th, 2010
10:14 am

Jose seems to have a comment back to many on here. Just wondering why he didn’t comment back on me? He asked for the lies and I gave him 2 examples. Did you just ignore them? Here the lies are again….just in case you missed them.

Beck falsely claims Obama’s plan to rescind Bush policy would “force doctors” to perform abortions

Beck: If Obama recinds the Bush policy, “doctors can’t refuse to do procedures that they believe is murder [sic].” On the August 17 edition of his Fox News show, Beck misrepresented the Obama administration’s reported intention to “rescind a Bush-era regulation” to falsely assert that the administration “would like to force doctors who believe abortion is the equivalent — the equivalence of murder” to perform abortions. He further added that according to Obama, “it’s totally cool to go forward with a mosque run by a potentially radical nutjob, and it’s not — doctors can’t refuse to do procedures that they believe is murder [sic].”

Doctor’s can’t refuse to do abortions? Lie #1

Obama thinks it’s “totally cool” for the mosque to be built 2 blocks away? All he said was they had the right. Lie #2

While we are at it, let’s add one more.

Beck ridicules Obama administration contention that the regulation “could limit family-planning counseling and even … blood transfusions.” During the same segment, after quoting an anonymous Health and Human Services official telling The Washington Post that the Bush regulation was “worded so vaguely that some have argued it could limit family-planning counseling” — which Beck said was a reference to abortion — “and even potentially blood transfusions and end-of-life-care,” Beck offered to “translate bullcrap to English,” adding: “End-of-life care? Nite-nite, Grammy. Pulling the old plug.”

Pulling the plug on Granny? Lie #3

Wingnuts are welchers

August 18th, 2010
10:14 am

kayaker 71

August 18th, 2010
10:12 am

stw

August 18th, 2010
10:15 am

CT–Obviosly your drug dealer gave you some bad stuff last night..

Chris

August 18th, 2010
10:15 am

Do you even watch his show Cynthia? Just because you don’t agree with someone’s point of view doesn’t make them a liar. I’d love for you to share with all of your faithful blog followers what lies he has spewed? You hate him because he calls for people to have the right to succeed and the right to fail. The problem with this nation is that we don’t want to let anyone fail. If people dont’ want to go out and work to achieve their goals, then they don’t deserve to have those goals achieved.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
10:15 am

markie mark…here again. now listen. open those ears. clear those brain-webs. ONLY FOX carries the moniker “Fair and Balanced”. Who really cares how much or to whom these news channels support. But please. Don’t be so stupid to think we’ll not notice that you claim to be fair and balanced and then support one party over all others. Only Fox does that and they have finally mucked up. They need to eliminate the F&B moniker. We’ve always known who they REALLY are and now they’ve proven it.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
10:16 am

CT winning the pulitzer and Imam Obama winning the Nobel have really trivialized those awards.

I’m sure that you think so, Commie.

Oneatl

August 18th, 2010
10:16 am

For those of you that are still focusing on the Muslem community center… that is the location where the center was prior to 9/11.

DMac

August 18th, 2010
10:16 am

Stands for decibels, You cannot cut and paste from a liberal web site to prove your point. The site is distorting and lying about the facts. I am a Beck watcher. I watched him during the time in question and what you have cut and pasted is an absolute untruth. You should be ashamed for passing along libelous material.

Normal

August 18th, 2010
10:17 am

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
9:59 am

Granny G,

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!!

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:17 am

Beck claims that the Obama administration doesn’t believe in terrorists:

BECK: If you got somebody now who’s gonna say you don’t have a right to privacy in your email, you don’t have a right to privacy of location. If you’re funding a terrorist organization — not defined, remember, they don’t believe in terrorists.

JF Hunt

August 18th, 2010
10:17 am

I like to be entertained by Glenn Beck, but I would like to make sure that I am not decieved by any potential lies. Please do me a favor and CALL the RED PHONE and set the record straight. OR, please give specific examples of his lies. By the way, I have been unable to find any reference to social justice by MLK, sorry. MLK wanted equality of opportunity under the law for all. MLK was a very Godly man and was not a racist as you seem to suggest. Your views, which are based on race, are racist and unworthy of a country founded on equality and individual liberties for its citizens.

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
10:18 am

@How About it Jose…the only thing Jose IS good at is name calling or reciting something someone else says. He has no thoughts of his own which is why he is easily swayed by a dilusional Glenn Beck. Obviously.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
10:18 am

How many articles on your jealousy of Beck does this make ctucker? I lost count at 10! And to think he does the same crap you do.

casual observer

August 18th, 2010
10:18 am

Cynthia Tucker is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of her readers in order to keep them entertained. There is nothing too base for to write; no lie too odious for her to repeat; no smear too vile for her to include as part of her schtick

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:18 am

You cannot cut and paste from a liberal web site to prove your point.

Oh, yes I can! And if that “liberal web site” is quoting this lying PoS directly, you really don’t have much of a case when he’s reveal to be the lying liar that he is, now do you?

Tom Anderson

August 18th, 2010
10:18 am

Grumpy, ENOUGH with the “you can’t see the building from ground zero” line. It is two blocks over moron. The area was actually damaged on 9/11 from debris. For the record, if you have ever been to NYC, big buildings block EVERYTHING on EVERY street.

Man, the idiots out there parroting BS.

let freedom ring

August 18th, 2010
10:19 am

CT, well, well, well….Rev. Jesse Jackson or Rev. Al Sharpton, which one is the bigger shake down artist, or maybe Louis Farrakan (sp) …white america is not racist, BLACK america is more racist than ever and growing daily…you fools are anti-business and are so silly that you do not realize growing business = JOBS!!! How many JOBS have you created? The baffoon, Obama thinks you can spend yourself out of debt…like the city of Atlanta and most Democratic Mayors in large cities…these cities are dying a slow death just like the USA will do if Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Rangel, Dodd, Waters and the other crooks are not thrown this Fall…CT, your time has passed and you botched it, whoohoo!

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:20 am

sfd,

You can spend all day debunking his crao but not knowing Lewis was a civil rights leader proves his ignorance.

A white power rally is the klan and nothing new.

DMac

August 18th, 2010
10:20 am

You liberals have no shame… and no brains.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
10:20 am

kayaker 71

GG is a welcher. Beware!

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
10:21 am

Kayaker 71

First thanks for taking a stand on Namejacking….

I thought it was both but either way is fine.

No need for Bones….for us a gift certificate to Fresh Market or Whole Foods would be fine.

What my Mr. G can do with a marinated ribeye on his trusty Weber Kettle
is to my mind better than Bones….

But if you win, Bones it is.

JF Hunt must not be reading all the posts where Beck's lies have been documented

August 18th, 2010
10:21 am

OR, please give specific examples of his lies

Rick

August 18th, 2010
10:21 am

Go Glenn! The more hysterical your opponents get, the more I know you are on the right track. The higher their blood pressure gets, the more I know you are telling the truth. Martin Luther King said – Don’t judge people by the color of their skin. White people have been branded as racist, homophobe, anti-muslim bigots, simply because of the color of their skin. Clearly, Martin Luther King’s message has fallen on many deaf ears. Pay no attention to racists like Cynthia Tucker. The cause of freedom will leave her and her kind in the dust.

Gator Joe

August 18th, 2010
10:21 am

Cynthia,
Desecration of the Lincoln Memorial by Beck, and the connection of the memorial to Martin Luther King, as desecration of other special places, does not alter the greatness of Lincoln on Dr. King and the good they did during their lives. It only makes Beck and his followers seem even smaller and more insignificant.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
10:22 am

You can spend all day debunking his cra[p]

I can, but I’m done for now.

By the way, I doubt that any of the whiny-arsed teaty baby Beck defenders here are actually going to trouble themselves to attend this hate-fest of his.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
10:22 am

Normal

Thanks

Gator Joe

August 18th, 2010
10:22 am

The word “or” should appear rather than “on”.

hnf

August 18th, 2010
10:23 am

Was my comment blocked?

DMac

August 18th, 2010
10:23 am

Stands for decibels, The problem is that they are not quoting him directly, or correctly. They either lie about what he actually said, or they excise what he said and lie about the context in which it was said. I know what he says. I watch him.

White Evil Doer (and proud of it)

August 18th, 2010
10:24 am

Im back now, sorry for the delay but I was out doing some evil. Yes we are evil and gettin more evil every minute. From the moment of conception we begin our reign of evil and evilness. As we grow in our mothers womb we enjoy kicking her…this is one of the first signs of our evilness. When we die we dont die normally, OH NO, we just nasty away.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
10:24 am

Let’s see how many “minorities” end up in attendance on 8-28. AS usual… like all tea party rallies and even GOP rallies…it will be a crowd made up of 99% WHITES only. As the country grows more and more diverse each year…the right continues to fight the natural progression of things… the more they sink down in rankings…the louder the stamp their feet. Simply because they can’t and envision a nation which is continuing on it’s path of being a meting pot of races, nationalities, and religious identities.

Midori

August 18th, 2010
10:25 am

This blog serves as a beacon/Bat Signal for the worst humanity has to offer.

What I can’t figure out about right wingers is, if you so vehemently disagree with Ms. Tucker, why do you bed down here day, after day, after day?

It just doesn’t make sense.

but then, neither does any of you.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
10:25 am

I dont have much money…what about a potted meat dinner and a pineapple & cottage cheese salad as our bet.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
10:25 am

ALBANY, N.Y. – A majority of New Yorkers remain opposed to a mosque proposed as part of a planned Islamic cultural center near ground zero and the issue will be a factor for many voters this fall, according to a statewide poll released Wednesday

WAR

August 18th, 2010
10:25 am

i remember when people were complaining about farrakhan and the million man march. i attended and it was a really great event. many of the negative things that the media and so-called leaders claimed would happen simply did not. i believe this rally will be held and forgotten. beck is not king (pun intended).

Soda Popinski

August 18th, 2010
10:25 am

Saul,

Why would people want to exclude themselves from this rally? You make it sound is if a particular group of people are not allowed to be there.

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
10:26 am

dumb….always here….mind open….you now have changed the slant of what you are saying….the others donated to BOTH parties…and that makes it ok…..hmmmm…I like fair and balanced. Their NEWS programs AREe compared to the 35 or so years I have watched everyone from Frank Reynold to Peter Jennings to Diane Sawyer on ABC (thats what I watch for the liberal slant) I occasionally watch NBC and CBS.. But I didnt make the statement about fox and not mention the others…THAT SIR, IS FAIR AND BALANCED. A concept over your head. Opinions shows, like Beck’s and others ARE NOT intended to be fair and balanced. Just like CTucker is NOT supposed to be fair and balanced. They are opinions.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
10:27 am

WASHINGTON – Daily life for Marlen Lopez sounds anything but easy: The undocumented (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATE) worker cleans offices to pay her bills and hasn’t seen her 8-year-old son since she left El Salvador three years ago. (GREAT MOTHER) Yet Lopez is happy with her job, hopeful about the future and confident her son will one day graduate from college in the United States (ANOTHER GOVERNMENT TIT SUCKER)

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:27 am

He failed at CNN because nobody bought his bs until he went to fox. I remember when he had a ss surgery and went back to cry for more pain meds. He has a drug problem like rush and follows rush’s business model. Just say anything because the cons will believe every word. Amazing how much money they make spewing propaganda. It insults the intelligence of the rest of America.

Normal

August 18th, 2010
10:28 am

Rick

August 18th, 2010
10:21 am

This is one Beck Opponent who doesn’t get hysterical…except in laughter, and the red face from face palming myself for most of the things he does. But mostly I feel a mild pity for his believers…I say mild because I know they will wake up one day…sadly, it will probably be too late, though.

White Evil Doer (and proud of it)

August 18th, 2010
10:28 am

We will also be at the rally doing as much evil as possible. Next we take over the TP then the repulican party at which time we will change to name to the Party of EVIL. and I, DR EVIL, will then dethrone Glen Beck as its Newest and MOST EVIL MESSIAH!!!

Because it is better than Viagra

August 18th, 2010
10:29 am

What I can’t figure out about right wingers is, if you so vehemently disagree with Ms. Tucker, why do you bed down here day, after day, after day?

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
10:29 am

Jose,

So you are just one of the claimed 2 million that listen to him, so what?

There. I think that is a more accurate assessment.

White Evil Doer (and proud of it)

August 18th, 2010
10:30 am

Viagra is evil but we take it by the handful in hopes of producing a new and better SUPER EVIL race of EVIL DOERS.

Valerie Harder

August 18th, 2010
10:30 am

I just wonder…if Beck is just lying to keep people entertained, why does he receive so many death threats? Curious, isn’t it? He appears to be telling the truth, and the truth certainly does hurt.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
10:31 am

Soda….do you look at all statements that people write or say and find things which simply are NOT there? Where did I mention ANYTHING about them not being allowed to be there? I simply pointed out a FACT and gave my reason why I said what I did.

FACT: The GOP (and all those in the tea party which IS in fact a division of the gop) continues to be the party of “hate” towards minorities.

OPINION: That will cost their party dearly in the future since we’re on a straight course in this nation showing how “whites” will one day be a minority.

OPINION: MANY white people can’t deal with that fact and “in fact” are fearful of just that.

Peter

August 18th, 2010
10:32 am

Cynthia, why are you so hate-filled about Beck’s rally? Why the animosity? Are you somehow angered by his large following? Your diatribes are not exactly what I would call in keeping with Dr. King’s philosophy. Please check into your motives and see what you find. I hope it is not hate, envy nor animosity. You seem to have become everything you castigate.

Mallory

August 18th, 2010
10:33 am

Ms. Tucker, the words in your column mirror the comments made by Malik Zulu Shabazz in regards to this same topic. Can you emote anymore hatred for one man (Beck) and the people who choose to watch his program–black conservatives among them.

You bring shame to the memory of Dr. King. There was no hate in him.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:34 am

So Beck calls Obama a racist and you have a problem with this why? This is after all a man who sat in the pews of a hate mongering anti white Jeremiah Wright for 20 years and then claimed he knew nothing of this man’s vitriolic, hateful views. And I guess in Cynthia’s view all the black political leaders who called Bush a racist in the past well, that’s okay with her. Yep. That’s just fine and dandy. The truth is that black racism is just as vile and nasty as white racism.

Eric Pearson

August 18th, 2010
10:34 am

I hope all 100 of them have a good time at thier rally.

Union

August 18th, 2010
10:35 am

Enter your comments here

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
10:35 am

OFF TOPIC:
ttp://www.ajc.com/business/ap-poll-obama-at-594365.html
“AP Poll: Obama at new low for handling economy”

Is this the change that everyone voted for? Really?

Union

August 18th, 2010
10:35 am

dang enter button..

@saul.. thats quite the stretch you make there..

ctucker

August 18th, 2010
10:37 am

I’m here from the govt, Marlen Lopez has nothing to do with this morning’s post, but what makes her “another government tit sucker”?

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
10:37 am

Wasnt it about a 300,000 man march or less?

buck@gon

August 18th, 2010
10:38 am

“A white power rally is the klan and nothing new.”

With its crude terms, the above quote is (here predicted first) the template for media coverage of all things un-Obasmic for the remainder of the year, for the elections, and for Cynthia Tucker’s columns henceforth. Please remember “angry white men” in 1994. This will happen as sure as “gravitas” was a media-hyped word in 2000.

Black power rallies, provocative mosques, Islamic religious rights and the right of free speech for Latinos (oh, I’m sorry, the right to cross the border whenever they damn well want) all must be tolerated and respected with the high-minded snobbery of Michelle O. Whites, eh? They’re all just a bunch of racists, and everything bad in the world came from them, they’re guilty, and they should be glad we tolerate them at all.

Anybody know if the Cox family is reading this?

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:38 am

cons have a major problem being called racists.

His rally will be a all white rally.

The numbers do not lie.

It will be a klan rally cons.

Admit it.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
10:38 am

hnf
August 18th, 2010
10:23 am

Was my comment blocked?
_________________________________________________________

ctucker operates a Socialist blog. Censorship is part of it.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:38 am

Saul Good,

“FACT: The GOP (and all those in the tea party which IS in fact a division of the gop) continues to be the party of “hate” towards minorities.”

Saul, If this is a “fact” as you say then please provide your proof. Crickets, crickets, crickets.

Incidentally you sure seem to be delighted with the idea that whites will be a minority by the year 2050. Could that be your own particular brand of racism? Why yes. I believe it is! Bigot!

Reggie

August 18th, 2010
10:38 am

A number of us enable the whack job entertainers on the far right and far left who represent themselves as journalists. This little cottage industry needs to be ignored or taken for what it is. To my far left friends, for every Beck there is a Maddow or the ex espn dude who was not even good a that. All fluff and opinion with no nuggets of truth to formulate an independent opinion- very sad.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
10:38 am

beck should have his rally at the lincoln memorial. the mosque should be located two blocks from ground zero. i don’t think either one are really bright ideas, but our constitution protects these rights for freedom of speech and religion whether we agree with the ideology or not.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
10:39 am

Valerie,

So…Glenn Beck tells the “TRUTH” that many simply don’t want to hear? You mean truths like THESE?

Here are some of Glenn Beck’s claims, all proven completely false by Pulitzer Prize winning site politifact.com:

1. Labor union president Andy Stern is “most frequent visitor” at the White House.
2. Less than 10% of Obama’s Cabinet appointees “have any experience in the private sector.”
3. “Mitt Romney … gave you government health care that is now bankrupting the state” of Massachusetts.
4. Forty-five percent of doctors “say they’ll quit” if health care reform passes.
5. “Why do we have automatic citizenship upon birth? We’re the only country in the world that has it.”
6. “In the health care bill, we’re now offering insurance for dogs.”
7. John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, “has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population.”
8. Franklin Roosevelt never allocated more than 12 percent of GDP to federal spending, while the percentage for Barack Obama is not projected to drop below 22.8 percent.
9. Chile ranks third internationally in economic freedom, while the U.S. ranks 17th.

Valerie, feel free to REFUTE of of these “lies” told by Beck…please be so kind and state which one’s are TRUE. We’ll wait.

Thanks in advance!

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
10:39 am

man ct…your hanging in thru page 4 today….slow day, huh?

Lorelei

August 18th, 2010
10:40 am

beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
10:40 am

My daughter actually had a teacher that asked her and the class to watch one of Glenn Beck’s shows and submit a paper on it. The teacher was blatantly pro-Beck even before giving out the assignment so most of the class submitted pro-Beck papers. Not my daughter. She asked me to watch the show with her and she asked me questions about what Beck was saying and I gave her the truth, the whole truth. I pointed out how he was cherry-picking and distorting actual events in order to support his bias and she understood instantly once I pointed out some of the details. She got an A in the class too so I am not completely disappointed with that teacher.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
10:40 am

This is after all a man who sat in the pews of a hate mongering anti white Jeremiah Wright for 20 years…

During the mosque threads cons play the Obama is a secret Muslim card, now you’re playing the “Jeremiah Wright” card.

Silly cons, Trix are for kids.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:41 am

getalife,

Sounds like one of those civil rights rallies where everyone is black and they are protesting cuts in social spending programs, etc. But I won’t stoop to calling them all racists just cause they’re black. Moochers maybe because all they want is to use the coercive power of govt to steal more goodies from others, but not racists.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
10:41 am

cynthia is sexy
no it was not. i do understand that is what the projects were, but i beg to differ the accuracy on the numbers; nevertheless, numbers in this instance are not important. what is important is the call to rally men to help their communities and families. hopefully beck will do the same which is rally Americans for America and not politicize the event.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:42 am

Kamchak,

Facts is facts ma’am. Just cause you don’t like it doesn’t make it true.

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August 18th, 2010
10:42 am

getalife
August 18th, 2010
10:27 am

He failed at CNN because nobody bought his bs until he went to fox. I remember when he had a ss surgery and went back to cry for more pain meds. He has a drug problem like rush and follows rush’s business model. Just say anything because the cons will believe every word. Amazing how much money they make spewing propaganda. It insults the intelligence of the rest of America.
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You seem to be jealous! CNN viewers have to be told the news. Explains why their ratings are below HSN.

Reggie

August 18th, 2010
10:42 am

Saul- you need to look in the mirror. A true conservative and independent thinker does not see black, white, or yellow as a weakness or strength. You appear to be insecure in your own thought processes and feel a need to over-compensate your own issues.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
10:42 am

Thats wonderful TP…

Jose

August 18th, 2010
10:43 am

Dumb Followers

August 18th, 2010
10:18 am
@How About it Jose…the only thing Jose IS good at is name calling or reciting something someone else says. He has no thoughts of his own which is why he is easily swayed by a dilusional Glenn Beck. Obviously.

Sorry, had to step away. Unlike the liberal sheep, I will look into the two points made about Beck lying and let you know tomorrow if they are FACT. If they are, then I will admit it. see dummy, that is what grwon ups do, they admit their mistakes. You and the messiah need to try it. By the way, take a look at your posts. You are very good at name calling. Can’t take it little boy?

I Sue Yoo Esq.

August 18th, 2010
10:43 am

“Glenn Beck is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained.”

Cynthia have you considered legal action against Beck for stealing your shtick? Well if not the clever part, at least the amoral part.

How bout it Jose?

August 18th, 2010
10:44 am

Where did you go? Get too hot?

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
10:44 am

Union and East point… since Cynthia’s blog here does not allow links… just google it yourself. Google the images from tea party rallies, and the GOP convention and tell me how many minorities you see in the pictures. Then google Young Republican clubs from around the nation and when you get a chance…click on the “officers” for each of those clubs and again… tell me how many of them are minorities.

East… “delighted”??? Tell me where I stated that? Honestly…it does not bother me, as I feel ALL should have the opportunity to live here just like our own ancestors did… though remember….some of those “ancestors” came here by FORCE and not of their own free will.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
10:44 am

Glenn Beck told a lie? OK, here’s the paleo-neo-Carlinist homework (Jose, ask your mom and dad if you can use the computer to go to YouTube); go to YouTube and type in: George Carlin/lies. here’s the neo-Carlinist mantra; “if it servers their interests, people will lie.”. it happens at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (”…I did not have sex with that woman…” “there will be transparency in government…” and “Iraq had a hand in 9/11…”). it happens in court (why do you think we have trials?), in Congressional hearings (benign ones, like Roger Clemmens on PEDs, and important ones like Ollie North on Iron-Contra). it happens at the annual shareholders meetings and earnings report con-call (AIG, Bear Sterns, Merrill Lynch 1Q 2008 guidance: “we’re doing fine”). it happens in inter-personal relationships, including parent-child relationships. and finally, but not surprisingly (to paleo-neo-Carlinists) it happens in the media (TV, radio, blogs, etc).

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August 18th, 2010
10:44 am

Saul Good

What’s the latest on the number of voters who believe your BS! Have you guys hit the million mark, yet?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
10:44 am

Have we mentioned that Rachel Maddow is this years winner of the Walter Cronkite Award…..?

Union

August 18th, 2010
10:44 am

@ saul.. I will take #1.. from politifact..

“Stern led the pack for the first data release, which covered visits from Jan. 20, 2009 to July 31, 2009. But he was surpassed by several other individuals in the second release”

“mong those who visited more frequently than Stern, according to the combination of the two logs, were Lewis (Lee) Sachs, counselor to Treasury Secetary Timothy Geithner, with 92 visits; associate attorney general Tom Perrelli, with 49; Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski with 47; Spencer Overton, principal deputy assistant attorney general, with 38; and Health and Human Services office of health reform director Jeanne Lambrew, with 27. (Stern visited twice more during the period covered by the second batch of data, giving him a total of 24 visits.)”

difference is.. all these folks work for the govt.. stern does what exactly? glad the unions got that 26 billion bailout..

WAR

August 18th, 2010
10:45 am

taxpayer
i had students view/listen to television/radio programs that ranged from beck to sharpton. some in class. some as assignments. our job was to identify rhetoric, how it was used, and the effects. it was a good learning lesson for them and me. i hope you and your daughter received the same enriching experience!

Jose

August 18th, 2010
10:45 am

Lorelei

August 18th, 2010
10:40 am
beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….

Lorelei is a liberal and thus, she is a racist. Since the democratic party are the largest slave owners in the free world.
Wow, that’s pretty cool to throw out crap like that. Thanks Lorelei. You rule!

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August 18th, 2010
10:46 am

Eric Pearson
August 18th, 2010
10:34 am

I hope all 100 of them have a good time at thier rally.
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Add a coma and three more zero’s. A good time will be had by all. Thanks!

hnf

August 18th, 2010
10:46 am

Surely it wasn’t censored based on content; nothing even approaching profanity, etc. And I have no delusion that any comment I make is of any real importance. It does make me curious, though, as to why I’m able to post a comment questioning the failure of my comment, but not the comment itself.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:46 am

What is a racist president? A racist president is a man who lets a bigoted hate group like the new black panthers stand outside a voting precinct with billy clubs intimidating voters and who then lets his justice dept. drop the case despite the overwhelming video evidence of voter intimidation. Now THAT would be racist!

The Democrats own slaves?

August 18th, 2010
10:49 am

What kind of bs is that?

Since the democratic party are the largest slave owners in the free world.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
10:49 am

Reggie, you said: “A true conservative”

Funny, I’ve yet to meet one of those… know of any? Feel free to name them.

Jose

August 18th, 2010
10:49 am

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
10:44 am
Have we mentioned that Rachel Maddow is this years winner of the Walter Cronkite Award…..?

That just made that award like the Pulitzer. Not relevant like it use to be. Maddcow is not a reporter but, an opinion entertainer like Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh. Don’t believe me about the waste of the Pulitzer? Tucker won one once. I rest my case.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:50 am

I read both sides and have not seen Maddow’s reporting debunked. She is getting the Cronkite award and beck will get the duke award.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
10:50 am

Mil Man March

Parks service estimated 400,000.
Event organizers estimated 875,000.
And the BBC estimated 2 MIL.

I say we toss out the BBC number and compromise at say 637,000?

WAR

August 18th, 2010
10:50 am

east point mob
the civil right’s movement began and still remains a movement of people from different cultures, creeds, and religions. the movement helped women and minorities have access to a government that once denied women and minorities certain freedoms and rights guaranteed by the constitution. many of the rights you and i both share are a result of movements whether they happened on the lincoln memorial or boston harbor.

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August 18th, 2010
10:51 am

ctucker
August 18th, 2010
10:37 am

I’m here from the govt, Marlen Lopez has nothing to do with this morning’s post, but what makes her “another government tit sucker”?
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“Fish On”

The goal of bring her son here to attend college. In addition, what does she pay for medical care or any other free government program she gets? Since she’s ILLEGAL, we know she pays NOTHING into FEDERAL, STATE, FICA, MEDICARE TAXES.

Any questions? I can go on and on…..

Good Grief

August 18th, 2010
10:51 am

Saul Good
August 18th, 2010
10:31 am

FACT: The GOP (and all those in the tea party which IS in fact a division of the gop) continues to be the party of “hate” towards minorities.
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I’m glad you brought that up, Saul. We evil, nasty Conservatives have tried for so long to hide our hate. I mean, who wants personal freedom and financial responsibility? I’d much rather have the government take care of all of that for me.

Look, I hear it from liberals all the time. If you don’t support Social Security and health care then you hate old people. If you don’t support spending millions of dollars for failing education then you hate children. You know, for you guys to say that conservatives are the “party of hate,” you guys tend to use the word far more than we do.

ncgreybr

August 18th, 2010
10:51 am

RambleOn84 said that the woman who supposedly was forced to use drugs by Rand Paul retracted her statement. Where did you get this information about the retraction?

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
10:51 am

Union, just HOW MANY MONTHS has Obama been in office? Stern was #1 for ONE month. Add up ALL the months and then let me know if he in fact made the top 5.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
10:51 am

Interesting how the conversation moves to “Beck said this or that” “did not” “did so” rather than the point he was making. Or at least I thought he was making, as I noted earlier: that the civil rights movement is being run by those with a progressive political agenda, who seek to use the movement to further those political aims.

Or Ms Tucker’s statement that there is no lie or smear he won’t repeat – even though Mr. Beck has denounced those who question Pres Obama’s place of birth as nuts. Which rather makes her the written equivalent of what she accuses Mr. Beck of doing with his spoken words –

Hi Midori!!!

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
10:51 am

granny, I am not familiar with the Walter Cronkie Award. do they give it based on similar appearance to Walter Cronkite? if so, I think Rachel should be proud (the only think missing is the necktie)

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:52 am

Want to see an exercise in racism. Watch the political documentary ’street fight” about a political election for mayor of Neward between 2 black Dems, one a 66 year old mayor who owns a yacht, a rolls royce, 2 vacation homes, etc. and the other a barack obama type 32 year old black man. Fascinating. The older black man eventually pulled away and won by saying the younger black man associated with Jews, had white support, etc. basically playing the race card. And deriding the young man for his Stanford education(he went there on a football scholly) saying he wasn’t black because he was educated at a school like Stanford. It worked. His appeal to blatant racism worked and the ignorant community he represented re voted him back in despite Newark’s absymal economy. Very sad but it speaks volumes about the urban black voters in this country.

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August 18th, 2010
10:52 am

getalife

100% of the world is racists. What’s your point?

Jose

August 18th, 2010
10:52 am

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:50 am
I read both sides and have not seen Maddow’s reporting debunked. She is getting the Cronkite award and beck will get the duke award.

Not enough people watch her to care. Maddcow is sort of like a high school news paper. Only the school’s students give a rats ass what is in it.

No, that would be a hysterical flinging of a red herring

August 18th, 2010
10:53 am

A racist president is a man who lets a bigoted hate group like the new black panthers stand outside a voting precinct with billy clubs intimidating voters and who then lets his justice dept. drop the case despite the overwhelming video evidence of voter intimidation.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
10:53 am

Imam Obama has been in office too many months and has worn out his welcome. No matter…the Imam Obama LameDuck session is about to begin.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
10:53 am

east point mob
get the facts straight about the “intimidation” from the new black panther party. you are not being honest and i expect more from you.

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
10:54 am

Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition.

MuwaaaAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Gotta love it.

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August 18th, 2010
10:54 am

Lorelei

See post to getalife!

Reggie

August 18th, 2010
10:54 am

Me for one- you don’t meet them because they are busy working and volunteering to help the less fortunate and are not a worthless smart arse bloggers- I suggest you and all of us do the same and get off of this worthless political football blog. My last comment on this blog goes to

“I’m from the gov’t”- add a “coma” and three 0’s- sorry too easy

Dave

August 18th, 2010
10:54 am

Talk about McCarthy-ism:

Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco’s KCBS radio:

“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”

Calls to investigate the funding for those proposing the $100 million “Cordoba House” have fallen on deaf ears, though, as New York’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg has described such an investigation as “un-American.” “

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
10:55 am

Paleo Im washing my bloomers. Be with you momentarily, hun.

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
10:55 am

Sick 9/11 responders slam Obama: We’re dying while you worry about mosque…

Way to go, Imam Obama.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
10:55 am

east point mob
saw the same documentary. you make some good points. problem is booker was eventually elected. again, state all the facts or say nothing. (i can do this all day baby).

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
10:56 am

Kamchak,

Facts is facts ma’am.

Ab-so-freakin’-lutely, Commie.

Cons play the Muslim card when it’s suits their argument, and then two days later, play the Jeremiah Wright card when it suit their argument.

Flippety-flop.

Union

August 18th, 2010
10:56 am

@ saul.. youre funny.. what the head of a union.. going back and forth to the wh so much anyway?

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August 18th, 2010
10:56 am

TaxPayer,

So you can be bought with an “A”?

getalife

August 18th, 2010
10:56 am

“Glenn Beck Blasts Unemployed 99ers: ‘Some Of These People, I Bet You’d Be Ashamed To Call Them Americans’”HP

I know you cons are unemployed and are on welfare so why do you let him diss you like that?

He is ashamed of you.

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
10:56 am

HILLARY SILENCE ON MOSQUE…

It just keeps getting better.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:56 am

Cynthia won a pulitzer. That right there tells you the award is politicized. Just like the Nobel peace award which was given to Obama who had done absolutely zero to deserve it. It was given to him for what he “might” accomplish which in the view of socialists is to appease Islam, appease the moochers, and destroy capitalism which has lifted more economic boats than socialism ever will. Its a shame that these awards have become political and lost all credibility.

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
10:57 am

i had students view/listen to television/radio programs that ranged from beck to sharpton. some in class. some as assignments. our job was to identify rhetoric, how it was used, and the effects. it was a good learning lesson for them and me. i hope you and your daughter received the same enriching experience

WAR,

If the purpose of the class had been to do as you suggest, then that is to be expected but this class had nothing whatsoever in the syllabus to suggest such an assignment nor did the assignment do anything to enrich the students relative to the intended course description. Finally, there was no balance via assignments that provided a counter-point to Beck’s bias. However, we were definitely enlightened, just not enriched. By the way, did you entitle your class so that students could readily identify your intent with the course. For example, “RightWingnut Rhetoric 101.”

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
10:57 am

YES. We are terrified, white racists who are afraid the black man is going to finally sit equal to us. We cannot let this happen! Of course you don’t see any other race than WHITE at these rallies. We’re trying to preserve the Confederate flag and our heritage!!! Long live the whites! Every one should own a slave.

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August 18th, 2010
10:58 am

Saul Good
August 18th, 2010
10:49 am

Reggie, you said: “A true conservative”

Funny, I’ve yet to meet one of those… know of any? Feel free to name them.
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Here!

Normal

August 18th, 2010
10:59 am

Personally, I find Rachel Maddow refreshing. She presents fact, bebunks the hard right’s vitriol and does it with humor and panache.
She will last a lot longer than Glen or Rush.

BTW, if Maddow happened to win an Oscar, would you say that award isn’t what it used to be, too? I bet you would…

barking frog

August 18th, 2010
10:59 am

Anybody getting the Dan Rather Award for best
BS presented as National News?

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
10:59 am

getalife,

Of course conservatives are all on welfare. That’s why the tea party rallies us white people are always begging for more welfare. Give us white conservatives some more food stamps, more section 8 housing, more free stuff.

BTW, I wonder if you took a poll of 100 welfare recipients how many vote Democrat and how many vote Republican? Wouldn’t it be a hoot to see the results of that?

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
10:59 am

LA TIMES: It’s unanimous, president’s visit leaves city boiling…

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
11:00 am

“Just like the Nobel peace award which was given to Obama who had done absolutely zero to deserve it.”

And that is one decision the silly EuroTrash should regret but they wont due to living in constant denial.

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
11:00 am

So you can be bought with an “A”?

I can be convinced that said teacher did not hold her obvious bias against the lone standout, the sole voice in the class against Beck’s bias, my daughter. To that, I say good for both of them.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:00 am

east point mob
you don’t have credibility. your arguments are thwarted by a twist of facts that benefit God knows what. you are a poor example of what peadawg masters each and everyday, and trust me dear mob, you are no peadawg.

lorelei

August 18th, 2010
11:01 am

beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….Brigham Young, who led many of the Mormons to Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African Race? If the White man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
11:01 am

Move over, Steven Slater: GOP ad shows Dems sliding off President Obama’s Air Force One

MuwaaaAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Gotta love it.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
11:01 am

getalife

Rachel Maddow’s had her share of gaffes. Claimed there wasn’t a Preamble to the Constitution. She said the union card-check vote was actually about preserving a secret ballot and ridiculed Rep Bohner for saying it took away the secret ballot from union elections.

All these talking head political entertainers make mistakes. No big deal. But this “ooooh, he said this and she said that” gets pretty silly.

One thing I have noticed: shows like those on MSNBC spend an inordinate amount of time ridiculing the ratings leaders on other cable stations. The ratings leaders rarely give their progressive counterparts much notice.

Kinda pathetic, really.

GlennBeck

August 18th, 2010
11:02 am

I’m all for the Mosque at Ground Zero! I lied about that too! Everyone has the right to religious freedom in this country. I even donated money. It’s only fair and balanced. Right? The constitution says we have the right to religious freedom in this country and me being a racist Mormon and all. It only makes sense that the muslims have a voice just like me. Now as for all those wives I have, they don’t mind that I sleep with a different one every night and produce bride children for other old men in those communes we’ve built. My REAL intent is to convert the Muslims to Mormonism so I’m going to build that Mosque even if I have to LIE about it!!! Woot Woot! And it’s working!

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:02 am

WAR,

Yes booker was eventually elected. That is irrelevant to the film though since the film was made circa 2006 and it doesn’t change the facts of what happened in that initial election bout between Booker and the older bigoted man.

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
11:03 am

Normal

August 18th, 2010
10:59 am

Well, she’s hardly a news person ao I guess she IS an actress isn’t she? Er, uh, make that an actor.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:03 am

taxpayer
no i didn’t title it rightwingnut 101. it was an ap course. many of the students had negative views about the left and right without ever hearing any of them! i played devil’s advocate because i wanted them to be impartial. some teachers don’t care and want little becks or sharptons. i want Americans.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
11:03 am

lorelei

Sen Harry Reid’s a Mormon. A convert when he was an adult. Who converted his wife.

Progressive Democrats. Racists?

Midori

August 18th, 2010
11:04 am

getalife

August 18th, 2010
11:04 am

I know ep mob.

Times are tough so it is okay you are on welfare. One thing I learned about cons, they scream about things like welfare but are on welfare. They scream about gays but are gay. They scream about racists because they are racists.

GlennBeck

August 18th, 2010
11:05 am

Lorelei..you are my worst enemy on here. You have removed my sheep clothing to expose the real mormon beliefs! Now how am I going to recover? But maybe I can. I’m such a good liar that no one will believe you. After all, they’ve believed me this long so why should the tea party end? Thank you Satan!

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

WAR,

I must be getting under your skin. Apparently something is working. Also, I don’t know who peadawg is because I don’t sit around on my arse all day blogging. I do have a regular job and am off this morning since I just got back from the Doctor’s office. Just decided to do a little online reading is all. Apparently you must be one of those Obama supporting moochers who sits around all day agitating on blogs for more food stamps, unemployment benefits, etc. Go get a job son and quit spending so much time on here.

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August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

Tea Party
August 18th, 2010
10:57 am

YES. We are terrified, white racists who are afraid the black man is going to finally sit equal to us. We cannot let this happen! Of course you don’t see any other race than WHITE at these rallies. We’re trying to preserve the Confederate flag and our heritage!!! Long live the whites! Every one should own a slave.
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When the playing field is level and black, blues, greys, and pinks get off the TIT of the FEDS and compete with whites, then we will be equal. The Government programs set up 40 years ago need to go. You got a hand-up, it’s not a lifestyle.

barking frog

August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

jeree…jeree…jeree

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

east point mob
you are right. it doesn’t change the ugliness that happened in 2006. but booker has been doing a pretty good job since then. check out channel 101 and watch “Brick City”. it’s about booker and what he is doing for newark. (see how easy that is… all the facts without any of the fluff).

TommyJack

August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

CYNTHIA!! This could be a milestone! Never, ever, agreed with you. But maybe, just maybe, on this topic we have some common ground.
Beck and Hannity are RUINING Fox News. Beck is just a one trick pony disk jockey. Amazing he has attracted such a following. Not sure he’s too smart either.
Hannity is a broken record. He talks of idealogues. Now that’s just funny. Hannity is like a soap opera….miss a couple of weeks and when you come back, he will be saying the same memorized talking points.
Here’s the part you won’t agree with. Aside from those 2, Fox is not far off the mark. Certainly no more right and MSNBC is left. I’m sure you agree.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the info. Now that fox donated a million to the rnc for “pro business party”, will they drop the “fair and balance” bs?

Rachel Maddow

August 18th, 2010
11:07 am

Gore calls for protests over climate change inaction…

Guess he must be finished with his massage.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
11:07 am

@Union: “youre funny.. what the head of a union.. going back and forth to the wh so much anyway?”

Not sure…but…. he probably had more “legitimate” business compared to Ted Haggard going to the WH for “private” prayer sessions with Bush.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:08 am

getalife,

I ran out of food stamps. Can you let me borrow some? I got 5 kids by 4 different women that need dey baby daddy to get some more food stamps. Can you help out?

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:08 am

Hey Jose! Where are you? I reserved a front row seat just for you at my rally. And you’ll get tickets to Glenn Beck if you bring a slave with you. Heritage! Keep those blacks at the back of the line!

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
11:09 am

some teachers don’t care and want little becks or sharptons. i want Americans.

agreed and good. Now, would those be North Americans or South Americans or just plain Americans. :smile:

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:09 am

TaxPayer
August 18th, 2010
11:00 am

So you can be bought with an “A”?

I can be convinced that said teacher did not hold her obvious bias against the lone standout, the sole voice in the class against Beck’s bias, my daughter. To that, I say good for both of them.
_____________________________________________________________________

Did you go to college?

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:10 am

east point mob
wrong again. you’re not under my skin. not on food stamps. don’t receive unemployment. i do support the president and the office. i don’t like all of his decisions or policies, but i support him just as i did bush 2, clinton, and bush 1. sorry you are injured, seriously. hope you get back to your job/career soon.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
11:10 am

getalife

Probably not. It’s too much of a marketing brand.

But they do carry Imus.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
11:10 am

Just the fact ALONE of The Goron getting one of the prizes delegitimizes the entire thing. They are basically worthless and meaningless.

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:10 am

Tea party,

bring a slave? i thought that only happened in places like Africa today. Like in the Sudan, Ethiopia, Darfur? Also, in Haiti about 100,000 children are sold or given away by their parents. They are called rostavicks I believe is the term. What do all these countries have in common??? Mmmmh. Better go to Africa or the caribbean if you want to see real modern day slavery ma’am.

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
11:11 am

Thanks for the info. Now that fox donated a million to the rnc for “pro business party”, will they drop the “fair and balance” bs?

Clearly, Rupert is planning on giving the same amount to the dnc, in the interest of remaining fair and balanced. :roll:

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
11:11 am

I’m here,

YOU are (a “true” conservative)???

Okay…I’ll play…name ALL of those you voted for who have cut taxes and DECREASED spending. Not just one area of spending..but their “total” amount of spending while in government. Feel free to “show me the money”…!

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:12 am

lorelei
August 18th, 2010
11:01 am

beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist
_______________________________________________

Using “mormon’s are racist” makes you a racists. Welcome to the real world!

The Thin Guy

August 18th, 2010
11:12 am

Once you look under Glenn Beck you find Cynthia Tucker. A more vile visceral hate mongering harridan is impossible to conceive. One of the many things I don’t like about libs is they are constantly forcing me to do things I don’t want to do. Like watch and listen to Glenn Beck. But I have to just to Post Office CT and her swarm of Mid Town Moonbats. Glenn has something Cynthia will never have, viewers.

Lorelei

August 18th, 2010
11:12 am

beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist…In 1954, Mormon elder Mark E. Peterson discussed blacks and the priesthood in an address to a Convention of Teachers of Religion at the College Level at Brigham Young University. He said:

“The reason that one would lose his blessings by marrying a Negro is due to the restriction placed upon them. ‘No person having the least particle of Negro blood can hold the Priesthood’ (Brigham Young). It does not matter if they are one-sixth Negro or one-hundred and sixth, the curse of no Priesthood is the same. If an individual who is entitled to the Priesthood marries a Negro, the Lord has decreed that only spirits who are not eligible for the Priesthood will come to that marriage as children. To intermarry with a Negro is to forfeit a ‘Nation of Priesthood holders’….”

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes.

August 18th, 2010
11:13 am

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.

Union

August 18th, 2010
11:13 am

@ saul.. i forgot.. stern got an obama appointment.. the commission of fiscal responsibility.. good choice for a guy that ran a union.. i can see where he has a lot of experience..

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:13 am

When the playing field is level and black, blues, greys, and pinks get off the TIT of the FEDS and compete with whites, then we will be equal. The Government programs set up 40 years ago need to go. You got a hand-up, it’s not a lifestyle.

___________________________________________________________________________________

When Tea Partiers will actually admit they’re racists, then maybe the blacks, pinks and blues CAN get off the Teat. But whitey is keeping them down for fear that they ARE competing and competing well. Obviously. How else did a half-black man win Presidency. That’s why whitey is scared. But of course when we deny those same black people decent education and housing, they get angry. They won’t it both ways. Don’t let them advance but don’t give them handouts either. We are the superior race and this country is for WHITES only!!!

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:13 am

WAR,

Glad you support Obama. How’s that change working for ya? Record unemployment 19 months into his administration, record shattering deficits, yowza! Change you can believe in! .

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:13 am

taxypayer
got me there! i like good ole Americans! canadiens, latin americans, south (south) americans are okay. but give me the old red white and blue!

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

Did you go to college?

Why yes but I’m too busy to offer tutelage.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

lorelie

Wow… going back 60 years for a policy that was done away with decades ago.

Great. Now we’re gonna get all the “Robert Byrd was KKK” and “Back during the Civil War, Democrats…”

Thanks a lot -

getalife

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

mob,

No, I am not using food stamps but can loan you some money but you have to pay back three times the loan.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

getalife
August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the info. Now that fox donated a million to the rnc for “pro business party”, will they drop the “fair and balance” bs?
___________________________________________________________________

GE owner of NBC gave Obama millions. Pro Poor Party.

When in the history of the world has “Trickle Up-Poverty” worked?

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

Whites forever! Git yur pick-up truck and yur confedrat flags ready! Whur gonna move them trailer parks over into the ghettos and take over! Yeehaw!!

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:16 am

east point mob
supporting obama is no different than supporting bush with record deficits, two wars, loss of jobs. i give bush credit for turning a point in his presidency the second term when he went less from his gut and more from his heart, especially when he didn’t listen to cheney as much. hope and change has existed in America long before it became a slogan. it’s working fine for me. i want it to work well for other Americans.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
11:17 am

lorelie

Oh, and don’t forget Catholics. They think the earth is the center of the Universe.

Or Hindus. They think cows are sacred and that bug is their grandpa.

Or Moslems. They like to stone people and cut of girls’ noses.

See what you opened?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:17 am

Tea Party
August 18th, 2010
11:08 am

Hey Jose! Where are you? I reserved a front row seat just for you at my rally. And you’ll get tickets to Glenn Beck if you bring a slave with you. Heritage! Keep those blacks at the back of the line!
________________________________________________________________-

Slavery in 2010! Imagine the possibilities!

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:18 am

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am
“Whites forever! Git yur pick-up truck and yur confedrat flags ready! Whur gonna move them trailer parks over into the ghettos and take over! Yeehaw!!”

Tea Party,

Oooh. That wouldn’t be racist now would it? Your true colors show at last. Turns out you’re every bit the racist and bigot that you deplore. Oh the irony of it all!

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:19 am

tea party
you are making real tea party advocates look and sound bad. please stop before someone takes you seriously.

Tantor

August 18th, 2010
11:19 am

Cynthia,

For somebody against demagoguery, you certainly do quite a bit of it yourself. We conservatives certainly get a good chuckle from liberals so blind with self-righteousness that they commit the very crime they denounce. You are perfecting the self-rebutting argument. Congrats!

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:20 am

im here… help
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

getalife

August 18th, 2010
11:20 am

Paul,

I guess msnbc will have to counter with a million for the dems. Imus is a grumpy old man with a big heart for kids with cancer. When they fail on other networks, there is always fox to bailout them out.

B. Morris

August 18th, 2010
11:20 am

Politifact? Only the intellectually lame would believe that anything, ANYTHING, penned by the human hand does not carry with it, some degree of bias. The truth will set you free. The problem with most americans is they’re too lazy to find it themselves. They would rather have someone else find it for them.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
11:21 am

Make that bail them out.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:22 am

im here… help
please do it! please! bring a slave. as a matter of fact bring a whole bunch of them. then you would get to see what nat turner is allllllllllllll about!

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:22 am

Saul Good

Do the research work yourself and stop thinking I owe you something. Include the same info on your Democrats. BTW, you do know who spends the money? If not, learn.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like the Pulitzer and Nobel award.

August 18th, 2010
11:22 am

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Holder threatens to sue Sheriff Joe; Feds Move In…

Paul

August 18th, 2010
11:22 am

getalife

LOL!

Glad he got that issue with the IRS resolved over his ranch and the kids with cancer. Anyone who goes after him because of the number of kids who benefit… heck, our gov’t gives gazillions in tax credits and shelters and payoffs to a few people all the time.

StJ

August 18th, 2010
11:23 am

In other news…an Obama supporter believes that the right to abortions extends to after the birth of the children.

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:25 am

Sorry WAR. These are my true colors. Tea Partiers are ALL white and we know ALL blacks are on the welfare. There isn’t a single white person who is though. Not even those trailer park families who don’t know how to use birth control and have 5 kids.

Union

August 18th, 2010
11:25 am

would you invest your families retirement into this company?

2007 – lost 4.9 million
2008 – lost 5.5 million
2010 – lost 6.9 million (to date)

40 plus million in the hole.. currently 90% behind on expected production..

however.. our president.. mr. obama, praised it for “pointing the country toward a brighter economic future,”

maybe this is why we are going backwards instead of forward..

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
11:25 am

I’m here,

Thanks for playing! Your answer at 11:22am showed that you in fact have not ONE NAME of ONE PERSON whom “YOU” ever voted for that cut taxes and decreased spending across the board. What “research” can I possibly do on “you” since it was YOU who said you were a “true conservative”…

My statement stands: I’ve yet to meet a “true conservative”….

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:25 am

WAR,

In the little world in which I live in actions speak louder than words. Of course that’s only if you belive in facts and not mindless hyperbole. I’ve always found Cheney to be a rational, thoughtful person when you actually listen to the man give an interview. Totally different from the way the media portrays the man. But I’ll say one thing about Cheney and the difference between him and Obama and it says everything that needs to be know between the 3 men.

In publicly released tax returns Cheney gives away 20% of his income to charity. Just a fact which is well known about Cheney if you care to check his charitable giving. Over the years he has literally given away millions of dollars. Obama and Biden? Shameful. obama gave away something like $1,000 or $2,0000 the year before his presidential run. Biden? Roughly the same amount although I admit that I don’t know the specific numbers for both men it was 1% or less and was a couple thousand dollars or less. Shameful. But you know what? It tells me everything I need to know about the character of the 3 men. All 3 are millionaires of course. And while Obama is only a recent millionaire his pitiful giving to the weakest in society is nothing short of shameful. Look at the facts. Put all the hyperbole aside regarding the 3 men and take a look at their giving. It tells you all you need to know about who really has compassion for the poor.

Reggie

August 18th, 2010
11:26 am

sorry- already breaking my rules.

Saul- too easy. I vote for those who are fiscally responsible- one cannot personally vote on gov’t spending and tax policy last I checked. I voted Clinton in his second term. Bet- I can guarantee you and willing to put 20k in certified funds if you will that I have paid more in taxes and donated more, even non church, than you. Are you, my smart arse little friend, ready to play?

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
11:26 am

I don’t think that many people beside Cynthia Tucker consider August 28th to be an important day. I would certainly not have made the connection she claims Beck intended.

However, it’s interesting to me that Cynthia can’t see her blindness on the parallels of this “issue” (it’s really only an issue to her) and the Ground Zero mosque. Nobody’s arguing that Muslims don’ thave a right to build the Ground Zero mosque; people have simply stated that it’s offensive to build it near Ground Zero and that if interfaith harmony is the true goal then it should be built elsewhere. Isn’t that exactly what Cynthia’s saying here about Glen Beck.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:27 am

WAR

Did you not get the memo? Slavery was abolished. Your safe!

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:27 am

well ladies and gentlemen it has been fun indeed. and remember kiddies: you win the WAR even if you are the only one left.

Hobby

August 18th, 2010
11:27 am

Just another race baiting article by CT to evoke as many responses as possible to justify her continued (equal opportunity) employment. What a looser.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:27 am

im here… help
my springfield and k-bar keep me safe ;)

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
11:28 am

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

GE owner of NBC gave Obama millions

That is a lie. The same lie posted yesterday, easily debunked from opensecrets.com. AND YOU ARE A LIAR

same old same old

Ben The Independent

August 18th, 2010
11:28 am

The comment about John Lewis is a shallow subjective argument. Why not provide a specific quote of a Beck statement and then explain why it is a lie. Your report generalizes and provides no specifics.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
11:28 am

Paul,

Don’t get me started on the IRS.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

August 18th, 2010
11:28 am

IM GLAD THAT THE SOUTH LOST THE CIVIL WAR,WE NEED TO BRING SHERMAN BACK ALIVE SO THAT HE CAN BURN DOWN,CANTON,FORSYTH.CO,MARIETTA,CONYERS,DOUGLAS.CO AND ALL OF RURAL GA!

P.S. IM A SOUTHERN YANKEE,AND PISS ON JEFF DAVIS AND ROBERT E.LEE!

Lorelei

August 18th, 2010
11:29 am

beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….

Racism Is At The Very Heart Of The Book Of Mormon……

lma 3: 6 “And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.”

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:29 am

Tea Party

The “N” word applies to ALL races.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
11:30 am

The only thing good about Lorilei was the guitar solo. Otherwise it was just another Dennis D Young piece of garbage.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:30 am

Saul Good

I work for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! Not your sorry ass!

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

tea party @11:25
i was suppose to leave and got tempted to read one last post and it was yours. that was over the top and little funny. just a little…

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

Cynthia says:
“Still, Beck has every right to his rally. Why? He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others.”

Exactly how does Beck (a libertarian) want to deny people the protections of the Bill of Rights? Unlike Cynthia Tucker, he actually believes in all of the first 10 amendments (including the 2nd, 9th, and 10th amendments).

Fireman Jerry

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

People like you make me sick. As an American and as a Black man, I am sick of the monolithic us-versus-them culture of paranoia and racism that I see coming from our side. I work, pay my bills, don’t like high taxes, believe in honor, don’t want the government to make me buy anything, don’t want my guns taken away, don’t want a large portion of my check taken from me to be given to people who won’t work or can’t because of poor choices they’ve made, and I don’t want to be grouped into special constituency. I am an American first. Get over your own hate and prejudices. You don’t listen or watch Glenn Beck or you would know how full of crap you are. You are just another hater selling lies to other people who are inclined to think themselves enlightened yet are just uninformed haters sold the lies they love so much. Just shut up and sit down. You are very stupid and deceiving.

killerj

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

It must be voting time! vote,vote,vote! Weeeeee doggy!

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:32 am

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:25 am
“Sorry WAR. These are my true colors. Tea Partiers are ALL white and we know ALL blacks are on the welfare. There isn’t a single white person who is though. Not even those trailer park families who don’t know how to use birth control and have 5 kids.”

Here is a social fact verified by a number of sources and well documented. Nearly 70% or 2 out of every 3 children of a particular ethnic group in this country are born to women out of wedlock. Which group is it? Black women or white women? Inquiring minds want to know!

Fireman Jerry

August 18th, 2010
11:33 am

@Lorelei

You’re a hater. Jesus loves you, baby girl.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:33 am

im here… help
i forgot my marine wife helps keep me safe along with my springfield and k-bar. thanks marines!

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:33 am

granny godzilla
August 18th, 2010
11:28 am

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

GE owner of NBC gave Obama millions

That is a lie. The same lie posted yesterday, easily debunked from opensecrets.com. AND YOU ARE A LIAR

same old same old
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MNGL, GE is a conglomerate. Did your little research, research all their holdings? NOPE!

East point mob

August 18th, 2010
11:33 am

I’m out. Tea party get back to me when you can find out the answer to my question. Sometimes the truth just hurts don’t it?

Union

August 18th, 2010
11:34 am

granny.. thank you for debunking that myth.. yet again! sheesh… we all know obama gets his money from unions taken off the backs of poor working people.

DScott

August 18th, 2010
11:34 am

Lies…. hmmm i have sat in front of the tube and watched his show and written down the subject matter and the statements and I must say he speaks the truth, especially when he plays video of folks in their own words…. CT research what he says and try doing some real unbiased reporting… I know you are a progressive but I have been reading about them too and they are definitely not in the King model.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:35 am

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB
August 18th, 2010
11:28 am

IM GLAD THAT THE SOUTH LOST THE CIVIL WAR,WE NEED TO BRING SHERMAN BACK ALIVE SO THAT HE CAN BURN DOWN,CANTON,FORSYTH.CO,MARIETTA,CONYERS,DOUGLAS.CO AND ALL OF RURAL GA!

P.S. IM A SOUTHERN YANKEE,AND PISS ON JEFF DAVIS AND ROBERT E.LEE!
_____________________________________________________________________

Well you piss to much. See a doctor. Are you sure the South lost. After 160 years, the South seems to control national elections.

Wingnuts obviously don't know what "Op-Ed" reporting is

August 18th, 2010
11:37 am

and try doing some real unbiased reporting

WAR

August 18th, 2010
11:37 am

im here… help
the south doesn’t win elections. it’s ohio and florida. (florida is considered an eastern state and not southern).

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:37 am

WAR…glad to have entertained. This stuff just gets so serious, doesn’t it? wink.

worthington

August 18th, 2010
11:37 am

I agree with Lorelei, the Book of Mormon is racist, beck has a deep-seated hatred for black people due to his religious upbringing.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:38 am

MNGL, GE is a conglomerate. Did your little research, research all their holdings? NOPE!

Show your work!

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:38 am

I’m still waiting for someone to bring their very own slave to my next rally…oops, I mean party!!

Brad

August 18th, 2010
11:39 am

“As a white woman, Glenn Beck brings SHAME to our entire race! What an ignoramus! When is someone going to drop a house on HIM????!!!!”
What does being a white woman have to do with anything, unless you ar4e racist? What has Beck done to bring shame on anyone? The only thing he does is make statements of fact and provide proof to back up the statements. I notice that nobody here is attempting to disprove ANYTHING he has said – why? Maybe because you can’t.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:39 am

WAR

Did you fail or just not show up for Geography class?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
11:39 am

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

Sorry, I don’t deal with lazy students. I proved you wrong fair and square.

If you can prove me wrong do so.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
11:40 am

Fireman Jerry, you’re not really a fireman, are you? how long you been buying your guns and watching Glenn Beck with MY tax dollars? I hope you’re not one of those Fair Tax/Consumption Tax types. I have never “used” the fire department (I have a Firemanship Merit Badge from my days as a Boy Scout, so I can protect my home myself, thank you). Why don’t you go out there and kill your dinner like I do in the private sector?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:40 am

worthington
August 18th, 2010
11:37 am

I agree with Lorelei, the Book of Mormon is racist, beck has a deep-seated hatred for black people due to his religious upbringing.
____________________________________________________________

So do you, so what’s your point?

Book of Mormon

August 18th, 2010
11:41 am

Damn skippy we’re racists. Think about this. Why don’t blue birds and red birds not mate? Because races are not supposed to mingle! Even the birds know that! Brigham Young might have been responsible for the killings of thousands but at least he has kept our race pure!!! Which is more than I can say for the Democrats! Just look at our President! It’s embarrassing!!! He is HALF-black!!! What kind of message does that send to our kids in this country???!!!! We must preserve!

At the Switch

August 18th, 2010
11:41 am

I have great enjoyment watching and listening to the left go on and on about Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity and the Tea Party, about how they are bias, liars, racists, fear mongers and so forth. They really have you scared because you can’t leave them alone. I don’t see people on the right bashing, Joe the pendaho or Rachelle aka Ricky, Maddox or the joke of all jokes Herr Olberman. Oops I forgot that Matthews guy. Instead of facing the facts that they have elected the WORST person to ever inhabit the White House. Yes the first black president will go down in history as not having a clue what should be done and definitely does not have the ability or intelligence to bring us the change he talked about. He comments that the right drove us into a ditch. He leaves out the fact that he is at that ditch covering it up.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
11:42 am

Oh and

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

Make it snappy, I have baby shower favors to wrap and tie and
cherry tomatoes to stuff.

I’m not waiting around for you all damn day!

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:43 am

granny godzilla
August 18th, 2010
11:39 am

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

Sorry, I don’t deal with lazy students. I proved you wrong fair and square.

If you can prove me wrong do so.
______________________________________________________________

LOL :) Cause you said so. Is that all you got. Girl you are delusional. Try heating the kook-aid.

Rita

August 18th, 2010
11:43 am

I’m here from the government and I’m here to help @11:15 AM “GE owner of NBC gave Obama millions. Pro Poor Party.”

GE gave Obama millions in what? Campaign funds? Prove it.

Another Tourette’s poster, just letting the words fly cause it feels good to say what his Fox News masters put in his brain.

JK Texan

August 18th, 2010
11:43 am

This is an odious commentary. How much did George Soros pay Cynthia to write this?

worthington

August 18th, 2010
11:43 am

my point, beck’s a race-baiter….

God

August 18th, 2010
11:44 am

@I’m here from the government.
I’m deeply disappointed in you. When you reach my pearly gates, St. Peter will have a loooong discussion with you on the merits of entering my heaven. I.E., what did you do to help others except deny food and shelter to the poor because they were black.

Lorelei

August 18th, 2010
11:45 am

beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….

Brigham Young:

“You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind. The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race-that they should be the “servant of servants;” and they will be, until that curse is removed; and the Abolitionists cannot help it, nor in the least alter that decree. How long is that race to endure the dreadful curse that is upon them? That curse will remain upon them, and they never can hold the Priesthood or share in it until all the other descendants of Adam have received the promises and enjoyed the blessings of the Priesthood and the keys thereof. Until the last ones of the residue of Adam’s children are brought up to that favourable position, the children of Cain cannot receive the first ordinances of the Priesthood. They were the first that were cursed, and they will be the last from whom the curse will be removed. When the residue of the family of Adam come up and receive their blessings, then the curse will be removed from the seed of Cain, and they will receive blessings in like proportion.”

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
11:45 am

Jacobite47 sez: “Last night watching mainstream news I learned that I was a bigoted racist because I like the vast majority of Americans do not want the mosque built in that particular location. No one denies their right to build a mosque, or worship as they please it’s the offensive location that is the issue.”

Yes – but con-artist con-servatives have yet to explain how much distance is acceptable for the Muslim facility. Is it THREE blocks? FOUR? A mile? If two blocks away has been declared “sacred ground,” then shouldn’t the adult book shops and other tacky businesses be forced to removed in order to properly “sanctify” the proper perimeter of hallowed ground con-servatives claim exists well beyond the former location of the World Trade Center?

And there is a difference here – why, Beck isn’t holding his rally TWO BLOCKS away from the Lincoln Memorial. . .why, he’s a’gonna be right there on “sacred” ground. Shouldn’t he be “asked” to remove it at least two blocks away to be fair?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:45 am

MNGL,

Called your bluff. Pull your pants up. That thang is ugly!

DK

August 18th, 2010
11:46 am

Granny Godzilla- I would love to prove you wrong but opensecrets.com is a grant writing website….where again should I go? LOL

Call it like it is: your a racist when you write tripe like this

August 18th, 2010
11:46 am

Yes the first black president will go down in history as not having a clue what should be done and definitely does not have the ability or intelligence to bring us the change he talked about

You write that only because he’s black.

God

August 18th, 2010
11:46 am

@Tea Party
I’m deeply disappointed in you. When you reach my pearly gates, St. Peter will have a loooong discussion with you on the merits of entering my heaven. I.E., what did you do to help others except deny black people the right to live the same standard of living as yourself.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
11:47 am

I’m a liar and everyone knows it. just look at GEs campaign contributions

Cycle Total Democrats Republicans % to Dems % to Repubs
2010 $1,750,086 $1,097,423 $651,413 63% 37%
2008 $3,410,973 $2,241,527 $1,167,584 66% 34%

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
11:47 am

Rita sez: “GE gave Obama millions in what? Campaign funds? Prove it. ”

They are just trying to deflect from the recent revelation that News Corporation made a huge contribution to God’s Own Party’s Governor’s Association. . .

Old Man

August 18th, 2010
11:48 am

Ms. Tucker,

Why is it alright for you to call people names (odious, huckster, amoral, smear(er), demagogue)? When you kick responders off for name calling?

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
11:48 am

I work for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! Not your sorry ass!

Commie…Commie…Commie…calm down.

No need for hysterics, sport.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:48 am

Rita

If it ruffles your feathers, you can find out about it by researching GE’s holding co’s. I do not need to prove shyt, I already know. Those in doubt do. i.e. GG aka MNGL

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
11:49 am

Sssshhh God!!! You’re spilling the beans!

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
11:50 am

lorelei August 18th, 2010 11:01 am
“beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….Brigham Young, who led many of the Mormons to Salt Lake City, UT wrote: ‘Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African Race? If the White man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.’”

Okay, and the Koran contains the following language, which by your reasoning would mean that all followers of Islam hate me or want to kill me. I believe that persons within a religion can disagree on things and also that outdated beliefs can be shed — and that some old writing of Brigham Young doesn’t mean that all mormons today are racist any more than the words of Mohammad in the Koran mean that all Islamists today hate or want to kill followers of other faiths. See how that works? Just saying.

O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Those of you who make them his friends is one of them. God does not guide an unjust people. – 5:54

Fight those who believe neither in God nor the Last Day, nor what has been forbidden by God and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are People of the Book, until they pay the tribute and have been humbled. – 9:29 The unbelievers are impure and their abode is hell. Humiliate the non-Muslims to such an extent that they surrender and pay tribute.

When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds, then set them free, either by grace or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens. – 47:4

Muhammad is Allah’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. Through them, Allah seeks to enrage the unbelievers. – 48:29

Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate. – 66:9

The unbelievers among the People of the Book and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. – 98:51

The Leg Lamp is a "major award" much like CT's Pullitzer and Imam Obama's Nobel.

August 18th, 2010
11:50 am

UPDATE: Mosque Developer Rejects Meeting With NY Gov…

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:51 am

God
August 18th, 2010
11:44 am

@I’m here from the government.
I’m deeply disappointed in you. When you reach my pearly gates, St. Peter will have a loooong discussion with you on the merits of entering my heaven. I.E., what did you do to help others except deny food and shelter to the poor because they were black
________________________________________________________________-

How much did you give to charities? How much do you pay in Taxes to fund the poor? I’ll put my amount up against anyone here. Hint: it’s over $10K You gave how much?

The Leg Lamp is a "major award" much like CT's Pullitzer and Imam Obama's Nobel.

August 18th, 2010
11:52 am

Bankruptcies Reach Nearly 5-Year High…

So much for the “Summer of Recovery”!!

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
11:53 am

Why is it that every time I get a Republican “tax cut”, I end up deeper in debt.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:53 am

granny godzilla aka MNGL,

What part of HOLDING COMPANIES do you not comprehend?

At the Switch

August 18th, 2010
11:54 am

Call it like it is: your a racist when you write tripe like this
August 18th, 2010
11:46 am

So what’s your point?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:54 am

Kamchak

Thanks KamKam, I needed a late morning boner!

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
11:54 am

So….again I am right and old “what’s his name at the moment” is wrong…..GE did not give Obama millions.

tee hee hee

God

August 18th, 2010
11:55 am

@I’m here from the government.
I’m deeply disappointed in you. I have provided the earth, the air, the food and the means to which you can care for ALL others. Not just white churches or cancer research. The poor black man is my child as well and must be treated better than you treat the fruits of your garden.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
11:55 am

Book of Mormon, thanks for the biology lesson. not that it matters, but homo sapiens are all part of the same species. we are all share the same dna (unless you are a Scientologist like John Travolta or Tom Cruise). ergo, a person’s race, as determined by skin color, does not apply to birds. in other words, people are no birds (apples and oranges). did you know there are over 10,000 bird species on the planet, and this does not include those which have become extinct? this is why “red birds” (like a cardinal) do not “mate” with blue birds (like a blue jay)

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
11:55 am

Fireman Jerry sez: “don’t want a large portion of my check taken from me to be given to people who won’t work or can’t because of poor choices they’ve made, ”

Do you have some data on the number of unemployed, for example, who made “poor choices?” Did they have some way of knowing their last employer was going to be laying their butts off after working 20 years? And puhleeze, you don’t have any problem pickin’ my pocket to pay for your socialized employment.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:57 am

Riddle me This
August 18th, 2010
11:53 am

Why is it that every time I get a Republican “tax cut”, I end up deeper in debt.
_______________________________________________________________

Because you think your the FEDERAL Government and have no control over spending. In addition, you need to raise your taxes (INCOME) but are stuck in a shytty job and will not try to improve yourself. Any other dumb questions?

Cow

August 18th, 2010
11:58 am

Cowbell!! Can we have more Cowbell please???

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
11:59 am

“I’m here from the government and I’m here to help”

Been meaning to ask: Has anyone ever actually heard the words that St. Ronnie of the Hair-dye used to insist were the Terrifyingest Ever?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
11:59 am

ctucker,

Any rebuttal on our conversation? Or is your silents a surrender?

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
11:59 am

Riddle me this sez: “Why is it that every time I get a Republican “tax cut”, I end up deeper in debt.”

Haha. . .because we have to pay it all back (and more) to conservatives in their ever-higher-profit-demanding unregulated utilities and industries. Heck, increases to medical insurance duties. . .er. . .”premiums” alone wipe out that tax cut in a month.

But you’ll never see a TEA Party demonstration outside Blue Cross-Blue Shield. . .the freedom to fleece fellow citizens is a hallmark of conservative ideology.

Santa

August 18th, 2010
12:00 pm

The government is here to help? Then where are the good jobs if we’re stuck in a shyyt job? Even my elves can’t find work!!

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:01 pm

stands for decibels

Can you say “Gulf Coast Employers”?

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
12:01 pm

Thanks @Cow. I went and watched the video and it made my day better. I GOTTA HAVE MORE COWBELL. “I put my pants on like the rest of you; one leg at a time. Only once I have my pants on I make gold records.” :)

Rita

August 18th, 2010
12:01 pm

“If it ruffles your feathers, you can find out about it by researching GE’s holding co’s. I do not need to prove shyt, I already know.”

The burden is on you to prove it, amigo. You said it. Back it up!

BTW, if you’re going to make a sweeping statement, first better make sure no one works for the company you’re lying about.

AbingtonJim

August 18th, 2010
12:02 pm

Jose

The man’s name you seek is Van Jones. Beck outed him as a founder of STORM which was/is a communist group and preaches third world Marxism part of which was/is for the overthrow of the US government and the Constitution. Beck showed vidio of him making speeches at several events where he advocated the same. His views on the envrionment, he was the “green” czar, were not only extreme but would have crippled the American economy by destroying it’s industrial base and forcing drastic changes in the way we, as Americans live.

As for Beck’s having his rally on the anniversary of MLK’s speech, I don’t think MLK would deny a fellow Republican holding a rally. Yes Virginia, MLK was a registered Republican because most of the Civil Liberty champions in the Congress were Republican. Democrats were the “”party of NO!” back in the days when we were fighting for civil rights. Democrats such as the late Senator Byrd fought and filibustered against the civil rights bills and even LBJ signed the bill into law under protest. Perhaps if people learned the truth about things they wouldn’t keep voting the Democrats into office. They might finally get off the plantation!

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:03 pm

Reggie, My wife and I are in the “top tier” tax bracket… as I’ve stated, we have no problem with paying a bigger cut…our taxes have gone down. Not hiring? Well my wife has hired 6 new employees over the past 6 months (She owns a retail business)… if you paid more then we did… god/allah bless you!

East Point… know what? You’re a LIAR! Know WHY you are? You stated this:

“In publicly released tax returns Cheney gives away 20% of his income to charity. Just a fact which is well known about Cheney if you care to check his charitable giving. Over the years he has literally given away millions of dollars. Obama and Biden? Shameful. obama gave away something like $1,000 or $2,0000 the year before his presidential run. Biden? Roughly the same amount although I admit that I don’t know the specific numbers for both men it was 1% or less and was a couple thousand dollars or less. Shameful. But you know what? It tells me everything I need to know about the character of the 3 men. All 3 are millionaires of course. And while Obama is only a recent millionaire his pitiful giving to the weakest in society is nothing short of shameful. Look at the facts. Put all the hyperbole aside regarding the 3 men and take a look at their giving. It tells you all you need to know about who really has compassion for the poor.”

First of all…YEAH…Cheney is a real “sweet” guy…the guy who bashed gay marriage all while his own daughter is gay. As far as his “givings”…let’s talk just about HOW Cheney made his money… and WHERE he made it in the private sector… need I even mention it? While Obama was a law professor before politics…Cheney used his “connections” from politics to become CEO of Halliburton. Yup…that’s “noble” alrighty…

Here’s what the Obama’s gave to CHARITY and it DWARFS both Bush and Cheney in their givings since they left office:

President Obama’s taxes have been filed, and the official results are in. The president and the first lady together reported an adjusted gross income of $5,505,409 in 2009, and paid $1,792,414 in federal income tax. Transparency at its best.

Given our focus on charity here, what did their charitable contributions look like in ‘09?

From USA TODAY’s The Oval:

The president’s 2009 income does NOT include the $1.4 million he got for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the White House statement said, because Obama donated it all to 10 charities.

Beyond the Nobel money, Mr. and Mrs. Obama also reported donating $329,100 to 40 different charities.”

So the Obama’s donated $1.7 MILLION to charity last year. How much did Cheney donate last year? How much did Bush?

Here…I’ll tell you:
(can’t find 2009 since he’s NOT a public figure…but here’s 2007: “The Cheneys donated $166,547 to charity in 2007″)

Nothing to SNEEZE at because it’s a lot of money to donate… but do you have ANY IDEA just HOW MUCH CHENEY IS WORTH compared to Obama? A clue? Somewhere between $30,000,000 – $100,000,000.

So let’s play shall we? If was ONLY worth $30 Million last year…please feel free (based on what you said)…to show how Cheney donated $9,000,000 to charity since he left Halliburton. Yet again…his NET WORTH his most likely higher…WAY higher.

Fact: Obama gave MORE to charities compared to Cheney in 2009.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:04 pm

kevinbgoode
August 18th, 2010
11:59 am

Riddle me this sez: “Why is it that every time I get a Republican “tax cut”, I end up deeper in debt.”

Haha. . .because we have to pay it all back (and more) to conservatives in their ever-higher-profit-demanding unregulated utilities and industries. Heck, increases to medical insurance duties. . .er. . .”premiums” alone wipe out that tax cut in a month.

But you’ll never see a TEA Party demonstration outside Blue Cross-Blue Shield. . .the freedom to fleece fellow citizens is a hallmark of conservative ideology.
_____________________________________________________________

Take you complaint to ObamaCare. Businesses are in business to make a PROFIT. They are not the Government They can not print money for profit. They can not make laws designed to put a competitor out of business. Any other dumb questions?

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
12:04 pm

Santa, your elves can’t find work because their jobs were outsourced to China, do you could keep yours. As a private sector business owner, you should know this.

I count the beans at GE

August 18th, 2010
12:05 pm

Campaign Contribution Totals

Download All Contribution Records
from General Electric Company
Democratic Party 2008
Total Money Receipts $2,064,539,817
Number of Candidates 1,089

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:05 pm

Santa

Suicide is always an option!

Tea Party

August 18th, 2010
12:06 pm

@kevinbgoode…

of course we aren’t going to demonstrate outside Bernie Madoff’s office either. We believe in the Republican Party. Every man for himself! And if Bernie was able to fleece, then it’s open season on the little people! All hail to the whites!

Mongo

August 18th, 2010
12:06 pm

What’s funny is that Beck happily participates in fleecing his own followers by pimping for a gold investment company that pulls the old bait and switch and sells cheap gold francs instead of gold Eagle coins.
I guess that’s why Beck’s worshipers are “the conned.”

Paul

August 18th, 2010
12:06 pm

Leg lamp

“UPDATE: Mosque Developer Rejects Meeting With NY Gov…”

In spite of the fact many on the Left paint anyone opposed to the siting of the mosque as racist, intolerant, etc, even though most I’ve heard said it was not a religious freedom issue but should be based on respect for the feelings for families –

which argument many on the Left do not accept -

Yet, we’ve heard time and again there is a certain word members of the country’s racial majority should not use, and they are pilloried if they use it, because it is offensive to the feelings of a racial minority (even while the minority acknowledges there is a free speech right to use the word)

And the legacy in one situation is years old, while the legacy of another is…. decades.

These contradictions make me think much of the Left’s attacks on the mosque issue is pure politics.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award" much like CT's Pullitzer and Imam Obama's Nobel.

August 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:03 pm

So nice to see you keep your comments short and concise.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

Rita

Even it I choose to prove it. Libs would still say its’ okay, so why should I waste time proving something to a closed mind. If you really want to prove me wrong. Go for it!

Cekker

August 18th, 2010
12:08 pm

Cynthia, I assume you watch Beck daily to be such an expert on him, right?

Cynthia reminds me of a friend from California who was visiting recently. I turned on Fox – Special Report with Bret Baier – to watch the actual news as opposed to the Obama praise-a-thon/baby-in-peril story of the day/celebrity kiss-up that normally passes for news on Abc/Cbs/Nbc/Cnn and she said she could not stand Fox and never watches it. I said I watch it for the news content and ignore Beck and some others. And she said ‘But it is so right-wing slanted.’ How she knows this without watching it is beyond me.

At the Switch

August 18th, 2010
12:09 pm

Saul Good,

It does not matter how much money BO and Mrs. BO gave to charity, he still sucks at being president.

So what’s your point?

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
12:09 pm

Commie…Commie…Commie…calm down.

No need for hysterics, sport.

Oh, so this guy is the former “Communist AJC?” That would explain a lot.

Rita

August 18th, 2010
12:09 pm

“Even it I choose to prove it. Libs would still say its’ okay, so why should I waste time proving something to a closed mind.”

The sweet sound of defeat. Thanks for making my day.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

granny godzilla

Which corporation gave what to which party doesn’t really matter.

As Nader said, “the biggest difference between Republicans and Democrats is “the speed at which their knees hit the floor” when corporations knock on the door.”"

At the Switch

August 18th, 2010
12:10 pm

Enter your comments here

Santa

August 18th, 2010
12:11 pm

Well Paleo. I’m sad to say that all those out-sourced jobs to China from the Republican CEO’s on Wall Street have left sooo many parents jobless that the little tykes can no longer afford to write their letters to me. No, my little elves are cared for…they do have shelter, food and healthcare, but unfortunately, I have no work for them. tsk, tsk, tsk.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
12:11 pm

Sorry gotta run, still have to stuff those cherry tomatos in my bloomers.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:12 pm

GE is a conglomerate which means a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses together into one corporate structure, usually involving a parent company and several (or many) subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and multinational.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:13 pm

The Leg Lamp is a “major award” much like CT’s Pullitzer and Imam Obama’s Nobel.

August 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

So nice of YOU to keep you NAME here so “short and concise” as well. :)

Whatz da matter…they didn’t give Iron Lung Cheney and “peace” prize? Sowwy! maybe next year! (because according to East…. he gives MORE to charity compared to Obama…though that’s not true).

The Red Tide

August 18th, 2010
12:14 pm

I watch ONLY PMSNBC.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:14 pm

Rita

What would you do for an apple? Are you really that cheap?

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
12:15 pm

here’s a concise post; Cheney is a draft dodger who sent thousands of Americans to die in a “for profit” war. need I cut and paste the “other priorities” quote in explaining his multiple deferments? and all this while his political party slandered a decorate Vietnam Combat veteran (John Kerry). I didn’t vote for Al Gore (also a Vietnam vet) or Kerry, but Cheney is a draft-dodging war-monger and a profiteer. I could give a sh*t how much of his blood money he gives to the United Way.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:16 pm

granny godzilla@12:11 pm

Be CAREFUL! Did you know that at Bob Jones University…just like for holding hands with or dating an African American there not too long ago…you could get “expelled” for that! I hope you’re not at Liberty University either! You’re gonna be in SOOO much trouble! ;-)

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
12:16 pm

Who cares. Kerry and The Goron are both losers anyway.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
12:17 pm

dB

That would be CommunistAJC/LA/Who Dat?/Grand Forks/I’m here…/TuEsDaY vAnDy GiRl/ etc…

Haliburton

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

Hey! That’s my MAN you’re talking about! Cheney only did what his bank account dictated him to do! I can’t help it that those young boys enlisted and were killed while I got rich! They knew what they were signing up for! My father was rich enough to keep me out of a war so I got mine. Who cares about anyone else? It’s about ME!

PearlJam

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

Glenn Beck has 10 times more values that reflect MLK then Cynthia Tucker will ever have.
Read the “I had A Dream” speech.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

paleo neo-Carlinist ,

Since DICK is worth between $30 Mil and $100 Mil… it’s really not THAT much that he gave (percentage wise)… Dick is “lame” when donating when it comes down to what he’s worth…AND…just HOW and WHERE he made is pesos.

Mrs. W.

August 18th, 2010
12:18 pm

Wow. Pot – Kettle – Black = You Ms. Tucker. Boggles the mind that you are so comfortable pointing your racist, bigoted, hated filled finger at anyone. You are certainly no better than Beck, you are simply on the opposite side and like him you do more harm than good.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
12:19 pm

I went too, for awhile and was expelled from thank God, a private religious school and recall each year the graduating Seniors stating “Im going to BJ” “BJ will be great” “Lets all go to BJ together”.

BJ in this case being Bob Jones U.

LOL!!

Lee Elliott

August 18th, 2010
12:21 pm

Glen, Rush, Bill, Laura, the Michelles, Sarah, and of course Anne rely on two things. The direct support from their audiences, and on the outrage of the left to further prove their bona fides.

Were you Cynthia and other left of center commentators to ignore the crazies, you would cut them off at the knees. They need your outrage.

God

August 18th, 2010
12:21 pm

@Cheney.
I’m so dissappointed in you. Letting those Americans lose their lives while you fabricated Weapons of Mass Destruction just so you could line your pockets. Those few guilt dollars you donate to charity will not allow you to enter heaven. Because you KNOW that information will be published, you give to charity just to save face. Not because you want to or have sympathy in your heart for the lives of other people. Therefore, St. Peter will not even TALK to you at the pearly gates. Keep walking south.

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
12:21 pm

Because you think your the FEDERAL Government and have no control over spending. In addition, you need to raise your taxes (INCOME) but are stuck in a shytty job and will not try to improve yourself. Any other dumb questions?

I know this is a really dumb question because I already know the answer but why are you so stupid.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:23 pm

Rita, GG aka MNGL, here’s your list CT does not allow the entire list due to it’s size.

en . wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_General_Electric

Add www and remove the spaces

Dick Cheney

August 18th, 2010
12:25 pm

I take offense that anyone would impersonate me. First of all, I don’t give a rats behind about this blog. None of you are worth a fart in a windstorm. You’re ALL little. Just give me your vote and shut up. Glenn Beck has you right where I want you….hahahahahaha!!!!!

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2010
12:26 pm

That would be CommunistAJC/LA/Who Dat?/Grand Forks/I’m here…/TuEsDaY vAnDy GiRl/ etc…

Whatever he/it might be, he/it certainly has an awful lot of time during the “work” day to wank on the Interwebs.

anyhow, later. (maybe. this place is pretty hopeless, actually–I’m surprised that Cynthia tolerates namejacking… I appreciate a lot better, now, just how much of an effort Jay makes to keep things tolerable in his comments pages.)

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
12:26 pm

Gosh, CT, I’m sure Glenn Beck is immensely grateful that you believe he has the right to hold a rally in D.C.

Imagine his disappointment if you hadn’t given him your blessings.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

Riddle me This

Because I am living the American dream and you are living a nightmare. Next….

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
12:28 pm

Saul, agreed. There are some who believe the U.S. is run by a very small plutocracy, which itself is run by an even more exclusive plutocracy based in Europe. this may or may not be the case, but people of Cheney’s ilk are social climbers who will literallt sell themselves – performing ANY act (think Mel Gibson’s current ex) in order to attain the unattainable goal of becoming a member of the plutocracy. the Bush family did this by getting in bed with the Saudi Royal Family. in the end, like Al Gore (same ilk, just “in bed” with the Carbon Trading crowd), Cheney has become very rich, but he a tool of the plutocracy, and will/can NEVER become a member of the club (plutocrats are “racists” too). so as I said, I don’t care if he give $99 million of his $100 million to charity. he is still a pathetic, groveling, coward and profiteer. my guess he is all these things because he has a small penis, but like Book of Mormon’s comments about birds and race-mixing, I’m just kinda spit-balling.

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

@Santa
Republican CEO’s on Wall Street?!! I doubt more than 1 in 5 Wall Street execs votes Republican. Those guys are as liberal as anyone I’ve ever known.

David Granger

August 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

Hmmm…let’s see here:

“…a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience….There is nothing too base for him to say; no lie too odious for him to repeat; no smear too vile for him to include…”

Sounds like we’re talking about Jesse Jackson there, Cynthia.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

PearlJam: “Glenn Beck has 10 times more values that reflect MLK then Cynthia Tucker will ever have.”

You’re absolutely RIGHT! Glenn Beck IS in fact worth WAY more in dollars and has WAY more then 10 times in the bank what MLK ever had while living, or what Cynthia has.

Hey…remember…he’s one of the “KINGS” of the MSM. A highly rated show on the #1 MAIN STREAM MEDIA network. I mean…how can a station be more “main stream” in our media compared to the network that has been rated #1 for years and years? There’s NOTHING more “main stream” in our media compared to the TOP RATED 24 hour “news” show in our nation.

Let me ask… Cynthia’s been on Bill Maher’s show…beck has been invited over and over to be on it as well… MANY on the “right” sit as guests…why is Beck SO AFRAID of sitting down with Bill? I mean what could an Ivy League educated man ask a self professed “Rodeo Clown” like Beck that he could not handle?

CT…hope you’re asked back on again when Bill starts his show again… You were GREAT! (and…you got to sit next to the LATE “GREAT” George Carlin…).

Nah…people like Beck and Palin NEVER would take questions from Bill Maher…not Live…not when they have to “think for themselves” when answering good questions…

Actually..when’s the last time Beck was “interviewed” by ANYONE who was a true “journalist”????

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

granny, how does one stuff a cherry tomato. if god (or Mother Nature) wanted us to stuff cherry tomatoes, he/she would have made “big” tomatoes (wait, we have big tomatoes). I can respect your egalitarian positions when it comes to politics, but use the cherry (and grape) tomatoes in salads or shish-ka-bob; and leave the Better Boys, Beefsteaks, and if you must Roma’s for stuffing.

Betty

August 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

The less attention paid to Beck and his cohorts the better. He along with any other citizen has the right to rally at the memorial as long as the necessary permits are obtained.

Santa

August 18th, 2010
12:33 pm

Mike K…now that makes about as much sense as I have 1 in 5 chances of winning the lottery.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

Paul

You are correct.

But correcting the lies does matter.

Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

Just like I have as much right to build my mosque anywhere I want as long as the necessary permits are obtained.!!

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

Mike K

Republican CEO’s on Wall Street?!! I doubt more than 1 in 5 Wall Street execs votes Republican. Those guys are as liberal as anyone I’ve ever known.
_________________________________________

*** Then I hope they enjoy the ankle-grabbing they’ve been doing in the past year and a half.

Wonder how it feels to vote for a guy and then become the star of his little “designated scapegoat” drama.

The odious Cynthia Tucker

August 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

The odious Cynthia Tucker has every right to call Glen Beck odious, as they have so much in common when it comes to pandering to their respective bases.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
12:39 pm

A man goes into the hospital for a vasectomy. Before the procedure the nurse comes in and takes his vitals, then tells him to take all of his clothes off. When he is fully undressed she instructs him to lie down on the table. The man obeys. The nurse then takes all of her clothes off and climbs on top and has her way with him.

Upon the completion of the act the man catches his breath and asks what that was all about. The nurse informs the patient that studies have shown that before a vasectomy if the man has an ejaculation, he will be more relaxed and that the vasec is easier for the surgeon to locate and sever.

The nurse then wheels the patient to the operating room. While they are going down the hall the patient sees six men in a room jerking-off. Curious, the man asks “What are they doing in there”?

The nurse responds, “They are getting vasectomies too, but you have Blue Cross and they have Obama Care.

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
12:40 pm

The Russkies have all their nuclear missles primed and ready to fire at the USA. The left clings to Obama while he soils his shorts. Conservatives breath a sigh of relief when Dick Cheney, recognizing the man-child president has no idea how to solve the crisis, saves the day with one phone call to the Kremlin. Morale of the story? The community organizer knows only how to make trouble, not solve it.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:40 pm

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
12:28 pm

I’ don’t know…maybe there’s an unwritten rule about letting a gillbreathingironlungwearing kinda guy into the “Saudi Family” like the Bush’s got into. I’m sure that somewhere deep down in Dick’s little Grinch like heart…he feels “left out” that he was never accepted into that “royalty” even though he helped them SO very much to profit upon our nation…………

Sarah Palin

August 18th, 2010
12:41 pm

Now why did someone have to bring up my name!! Todd has threatened to punch me out if I don’t shut it for once and I’m trying REALLY, REALLY hard! But you $&”)@*#&$ make it impossible for me! #*#P(*U$%P(#$U if you didn’t hear the first time! I know my mouth and my volume is big and loud, respectively, but I WILL not let you get the last word!!! Do you hear me!!! I can just keep repeating this garbage over and over but you already know that. I do it EVERY day!!!!

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
12:43 pm

News Flash – Maureen Dowd wants Bush to speak out on the NY Mosque to save Obama’s neck. Boy are you guys on the Left on the run!

Ruth Goldstein

August 18th, 2010
12:43 pm

I agree with you on a couple of things, Cynthia:
(1.) You’re certainly right that Glenn Beck deliberately chose that date to provoke, just like the location of the proposed Cordoba Mosque was deliberately chosen for it’s “symbolic” value, and
(2.) To pretend that Beck’s rally will NOT be a political event is certainly a flat-out lie…just like it’s a flat-out lie to pretend that many of the ads sponsored by the NAACP are “non-partisan”.
Don’t you agree?

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
12:43 pm

Upon Further… your metaphor is spot on, but you have the order of appearance messed up. We the People are the one’s grabbing our ankles. Always have. Wall Street is neither Republican or Democrat (this is why it donates equally to both parties). When things blow up (when Wall Street manufactured bubbles burst), the party du jour; in this case Obama and the Dems, start rattling sabers and talking about “reform” and “regulations” but check out the recently passed Banking bill. actually, Google Matt Taibbi (I think he writes for Rolling Stone). he as an interesting take on the 2008 meltdown and criminals on Wall Street (compares them to pedophiles, seriously, check it out). So, in your “buggering” analogy, Main Street is on the receiving end, and Washington. DC is merely the bipartisan pimp.

Jimmy62

August 18th, 2010
12:46 pm

So honoring the troops means he doesn’t believe in the same American as MILK Jr.? Does that mean that you don’t think MLK Jr.s would have wanted to honor troops? I don’t get this column, it seems like your point is that you just don’t like Glenn Beck, and that he makes mistakes similar to saying Austrian is a language or that we have 57 states. Great contribution to our culture…. Or a waste of dead trees?

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
12:48 pm

paleo neo-Carlinist

Upon Further… your metaphor is spot on, but you have the order of appearance messed up. We the People are the one’s grabbing our ankles.
___________________________________

*** No argument there. Well, except for the people who belong to public employee unions.

The rest of us are squeezing our ankles red.

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
12:49 pm

JohnnyReb

News Flash – Maureen Dowd wants Bush to speak out on the NY Mosque to save Obama’s neck. Boy are you guys on the Left on the run!
______________________________________

*** I love the smell of desperation in the morning.

In this case, Dowd is hoping for Bush to provide the equivalent of the old “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” lifeline.

NJ

August 18th, 2010
12:50 pm

I do also believe that the mentally disabled have rights, Unless they pose a threat to themselves or others. Then they can be put away for their own good and that of society.

andygrd

August 18th, 2010
12:52 pm

I guess I have been banned for expressing my views…

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:52 pm

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
12:40 pm

Sorry…but perhaps you just woke up from a COMA…the Cold War is over. Last I checked…we STILL had more weapons pointed towards them… just like we’ve had for many years…

Perhaps you’re talking about the military-industrial complex and how you think that we STILL need to have our economy tied to an “never ending threat” towards us so we can continue funding more “crap” that we simply don’t need to “protect” us any longer.

Last I heard…all kids need to do to protect themselves from those pesky Russian nukes…is gather in their hallways at school during a drill…and tuck their noses up their (a###’s)…

Thinking about it as I became an adult…BOY was that a GREAT “propaganda” plan that kept the kiddies thinking that the “Russians” were “evil” and out to kill us all..

Very much like the “right” does with Muslims and Islam… keep their “kiddies” AFRAID and teach them to HATE other humans. Because according to the beliefs on the “right”…some humans have MORE rights and some have less… it all comes down to what religion or race your parents handed down to you… it’s the “circle of life” (and death) as we know it…

HATE based off fear of other humans. Humans deemed “less human” compared to “we” humans…

Teach…your children well….etc, etc, etc….

NJ

August 18th, 2010
12:54 pm

Heh heh. The Republicans may have taken a major screwing in the fall when the elections come around. Arabs make up large enough percentages of the population in 55 districts, largely Republican, to make a difference in those elections. 38 percent of Arabs are registered Republicans, and 22 percent are registered independents who lean to conservative. They are very “socially” conservative. 85 percent of Arabs eligible to vote are registered and are regular voters not “likely voters” They make up about 4.5 percent of the electorate. Enough to make a difference come November.

Larry

August 18th, 2010
12:54 pm

Glenn Beck is being provocative but the Cordoba mosque is not….right………………..oh I forgot, the muslim community is above that type of tactic. Cynthia, why do you only see ulterior motives in the right. I hope you realize that you and Beck are birds of a feather, twins seperated at birth; you both promote intolerance, bigotry and hate. The only difference is your viewpoint but everything you say about him is just as true about you.

Laura Horsey

August 18th, 2010
12:54 pm

Ms. Tucker: You fail to mention that in addition to Palin, Dr. Alveda King will also be speaking on8/28. Yes, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King who has appeared on Glenn Beck’s show and has stated emphatically that her uncle would be horrified at the entitlement mentality of the current administration with relation to civil rights. She reiterates that her uncle was all about equality…equality of opportunity not wealth redistribution. Your article is horribly inaccurate and predictably biased. Professional jounalist? I think not.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
12:55 pm

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
12:43 pm

News Flash – Maureen Dowd wants Bush to speak out on the NY Mosque to save Obama’s neck. Boy are you guys on the Left on the run!

ONE QUESTION:

Are Muslims lives worth:

1-More

2-Less

3 The Same

As your own?

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
12:55 pm

I guess I have been banned for expressing my views…

No.

Victim much?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
12:56 pm

Of course former President Bush should speak on The Cordoba House project.

If for now other reason to defend Feisal Rauf, whom he (yes, W) selected to represent moderate muslims on the “Listening Tours” with Karen Hughes.

In fact, as Liz Cheney was working at the state department at the time
the program was started, she should speak in his behalf as well.

Sarah Palin

August 18th, 2010
12:57 pm

Saul Good…you’re making it difficult for us to keep the black man down!!! You know Alaska is an all white state and we support supremacy!!! Of course some humans have less right than others. And of course it’s based or race and religion! Isn’t that what our founding fathers had in mind when they brought the white puritans to America? A place for the rich white man to rule the world and keep others out?

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

“They are getting vasectomies too, but you have Blue Cross and they have Obama Care.”

LOLOL!!!

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

Does Blue Cross charge by the hour or by the job.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

“Newt Gingrich Called Out For
Hate Speech By… Pat Buchanan?” TPM

To the right of pat is radical extremist.

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

granny godzilla

Of course former President Bush should speak on The Cordoba House project.

If for now other reason to defend Feisal Rauf, whom he (yes, W) selected to represent moderate muslims on the “Listening Tours” with Karen Hughes.

In fact, as Liz Cheney was working at the state department at the time
the program was started, she should speak in his behalf as well.
________________________________

*** Translation:

PLEASE … Somebody help my favorite president overcome his unforced error! PRETTY PLEASE!

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

@Santa and @Upon Further Review

I don’t know guys. Those bankers made off pretty well. Sure Lehman collapsed and Dick Fuld lost his shirt (well, I think he managed to keep $100 million or so), but most bankers are doing pretty well. Obama may talk tough, but TARP, the countinuing bailout of Fannie and Freddie, low interest loans from the Fed, and even financial “reform” have all benefited the big, entrenched banks (at the expense of the little guy). It’s crony capitalism at its worse, but that’s been good for Wall Street. Wasn’t last year’s bonus pool even larger than 2007’s (the previous peak)?

Jack

August 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

If a normal person tries to have a rational discussion with a liberal, those that might be listening can’t really tell which is the idiot. And if Beck is bothering Tucker, it’s a good example of truth being totally unacceptable to a liberal.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

Sarah Palin

The Black man is doing s great job of keeping the Black man down. Check out the murder rates in the inner city.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
1:01 pm

“ONE QUESTION:

Are Muslims lives worth:

1-More

2-Less

3 The Same

As your own?”

Depends. Are talking about everyday Muslims that are hard workers and good people? Or the Muslims that like the fly planes into buildings?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:03 pm

Riddle me This
August 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

Does Blue Cross charge by the hour or by the job.

Dial 1-800-BLUECROSS

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
1:06 pm

Upon Further Review – sorry, I don’t understand the who wants to be a millionare reference.

Saul, my silly story was intended to show that when it comes to International matters such as defense, Obama is a naive novice.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:06 pm

Upon Further Review

Thanks, but my post needs no translation.

If I meant to say what you suggested I most certainly would have said it.

Do you deny Bush selected him as a moderate Muslim?

Do you deny that it would be appropriate for a man who has been demonized by lies and slander in the media to expect his name to be championed by those who found him a moderate?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:06 pm

Depends. Are talking about everyday Muslims that are hard workers and good people? Or the Muslims that like the fly planes into buildings?

BEWARE of the “Moderate Muslims”, they are one nut short of a screw!

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
1:08 pm

Sarah Palin

August 18th, 2010
12:57 pm

SHHHHHH!!!! I mean WTF? Why are you giving out our (humans) secrets???!!!

22 million in Pakistan are suffering. Nearly 3000 have died… and the Talibangelicals are doing just ???? to raise money for them? It’s as even as that crisis does not exist for them… not unless they can send a missionary there to hold a “carrot on a stick” and convert them.

My wife informed me this morning that “we” sent them $1000.

I had no problem with that.

WHO here on the right will give even $1?

Cynthia…can I post the link for? Well….never mind..everyone here has google and SHOULD do their research on the “fund” before donating. Give what you can…HELP OTHER HUMANS… WWJD? (convert them first)?

Just give what you can… every penny helps.

getalife

August 18th, 2010
1:08 pm

If the goal was to give moderate Islam a voice, mission accomplished.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:08 pm

Is a “moderate muslim” the guy who runs Dairy Queen?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:09 pm

ctucker, remains silent. I could get use to this! :)

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:10 pm

JohnnyReb

I thank you again for your stand on namejacking.

Perhaps naive novice is a better description for the President
that attacked the wrong country? You know, the one with no WMD?
The one where we weren’t greeted as liberators? The one where their oil
did not pay for the war?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:11 pm

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

Why is it that you answer to both the above name and Upon Further Review?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

The NUT has spoken!!!

House speaker suggests a coordinated effort may be at work behind the opposition to a proposed mosque and near Ground Zero, saying the dispute has been ‘ginned up’ for political purposes.

Joe Baker

August 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

What the communist failed to mention was Dr. Kings niece will be there as a guest speaker also.

Rita

August 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

@ 12:23 “Rita, GG aka MNGL, here’s your list CT does not allow the entire list due to it’s size.”

Ah, that’s weak. I KNOW what GE owns, for Pete’s sake. I thought you would have been smart enough to infer what I meant earlier by saying it’s best not to make a sweeping statement about a company without knowing whether a fellow poster works for and is a stockholder in the company.

You said “GE owner of NBC gave Obama millions”. Just back up your statement. Show me where “GE owner of NBC gave Obama millions”.

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

JohnnyReb : “Saul, my silly story was intended to show that when it comes to International matters such as defense, Obama is a naive novice.”

Really? How so?

Explain in DETAIL?

Also feel free to explain how before Reagan, or Baby Bush got into office…the “experience” either one of them had on our “international defense”…

Obama was in our US Government… Reagan and Bush could not even keep guns out of the hands of criminals in their states…

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:14 pm

The NUT speaks EVERY day! Glenn Beck!

Lorelei

August 18th, 2010
1:14 pm

beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….

It is certainly racist where the 1830 Book of Mormon says that the people who God blesses shall not pass away “save they shall be a white and a delightsome people” (2 Nephi 30:6). To compound matters, the LDS Church has altered this text in newer editions changing the word “white” to say “pure.” To give the benefit of doubt that they were not intentionally altering the meaning in this text, it is fair to say that the LDS church views these words as complimentary adjectives which describe the people whom God blesses. To be white is to be pure and to be pure is to be white. This doctrine of racial superiority is certainly supported in other such passages as 2 Nephi 5:21 where formerly white people (the passage also says their white skin was very fair and delightsome) are cursed by God with black skin as a punishment. To be black is to be cursed and to be cursed is to be black.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
1:14 pm

“What the communist failed to mention was Dr. Kings niece will be there as a guest speaker also.”

HaHa, really? That’s hilarious. Cynthia, here’s your dunce cap:

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Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
1:17 pm

“What the communist failed to mention was Dr. Kings niece will be there as a guest speaker also.”

yes…she’s truly “embraced” by the King family… besides her cashing in on her Uncles name…what has she ever done for a living? (and YES…same can be said for King’s children as well)….

My point was that your “logic” was faulty at best. In fact she has NOTHING to do with the King family besides dragging MLK’s good name in the dirt.

Let me ask… because THIS will clear things up on her “intentions”…is she speaking for FREE? Is she paying her OWN way to get there?

You should already know the answer….

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:18 pm

Thank you Rita and Saul Good. No one made a bigger blunder in US History than Cowboy George blazing into Iraq with his steel “horses” while looking for WMD’s! Talk about foolery! Now…who is it they’re naive? And Obama has control of the english language. He doesn’t make up words or non-existent forms of words …not even found in Websters Dictionary. The man was a laughing stock to the world. NOTE: Read BBC headlines and from around the world. No one is Obama bashing but the Bush bashing and laughing was non-stop as he made Americans look stupid.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:18 pm

MNGL,

Same reason you breath. It’s my right!

DawgDad

August 18th, 2010
1:18 pm

“Glenn Beck is a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience in order to keep them entertained.”

That’s EXACTLY what you’re doing, Cynthia. Name calling and and casting baseless assersions that play on the fears and prejudices of people who don’t know any better. Whether Beck is guilty of any of that is debatable; you’ve PROVEN you are!

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:19 pm

Rita

Do you own work and stop asking for assistance. Be a BIG girl and try it!

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
1:20 pm

Saul, re Muslim lives. In the spirtual sense, my life is worth no more than that of a Muslim. However, the big difference is their beliefs and culture. The following is from a post on the internet, not mine, but sums up my position.

Muslims have brought to Europe stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism, lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have blown up trains and turned European cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.

They enjoy apartments rent free and use them to plan the murder and destruction of their hosts.

They have a fanatical hatred, destructive skills, and an intelligence that is backwardness and superstition. They are consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others.

With all of that, how can anyone be in favor of a Mosque period, much less one near Ground Zero.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:20 pm

Smarter
August 18th, 2010
1:14 pm

The NUT speaks EVERY day! Glenn Beck!

And laughs at you all the way to the bank! Jealous?

barking frog

August 18th, 2010
1:22 pm

enough with the mormons! without the mormons
we wouldn’t have the osmonds and without
the osmonds where would this country be?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:23 pm

barking frog

we’d be a little less country AND a little less rock n roll

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
1:24 pm

Does it matter Saul. As I understand all the attendees of the million (400,000) man march received a gift certificate to the Shoney Breakfast bar and a $10 coupon for their next alcoholic beverage purchase.

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
1:24 pm

Santa sez: “Well Paleo. I’m sad to say that all those out-sourced jobs to China from the Republican CEO’s on Wall Street have left sooo many parents jobless that the little tykes can no longer afford to write their letters to me. No, my little elves are cared for…they do have shelter, food and healthcare, but unfortunately, I have no work for them. tsk, tsk, tsk.”

I’m afraid that has likely been caused by the bad behavior of con-servatives all year. . .they expect Santa to just leave them cash, even if he has to print his own or pick the pockets of the poor and middle class to help con-servatives make their entitled ever-growing “profit.” I think this year they’ve decided on assessing a “convenience fee” for holiday gift-giving anyway.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
1:24 pm

Have you all seen Marie since she lost all that weight? Huba Huba.

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
1:24 pm

Smarter
August 18th, 2010
1:18 pm

Thank you Rita and Saul Good. No one made a bigger blunder in US History than Cowboy George blazing into Iraq with his steel “horses” while looking for WMD’s! Talk about foolery! Now…who is it they’re naive? And Obama has control of the english language. He doesn’t make up words or non-existent forms of words …not even found in Websters Dictionary. The man was a laughing stock to the world. NOTE: Read BBC headlines and from around the world. No one is Obama bashing but the Bush bashing and laughing was non-stop as he made Americans look stupid.
__________________________________________________________________

Did you fail or not show up for history class? Bush had OVERWHELMING Support from Congress to invade. Obama can’t talk without a TelePrompter. Try some ICE with your kook-aid!

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
1:26 pm

Dial 1-800-BLUECROSS

No thanks. I’ve been screwed enough by my current “provider” of services. Perhaps if I had enjoyed any one of the jobs they gave me, the price would at least be tolerable.

barking frog

August 18th, 2010
1:28 pm

granny 1:23 Excellent.

charlotte

August 18th, 2010
1:28 pm

I mistakenly listened to a part of a GB radio show this morning. This man is out of control and frightening. He appears to be unstable. He is preying on the fear of Americans, and has visions of grandeur. He spends time yelling and blaming others and thinks he is a great leader.

He is a pessimistic whiner, and doesn’t look for solutions. How can Fox News say that their format is fair and balanced? It is a sad time when news reporting has become so politically motivated that none of it can be believed. Hopefully, his viewers will realize his rantings are only making matters worse and causing more hopelessness. People without hope do not try to change things. We need change – but not by following this madness.

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
1:29 pm

I just feel badly for CT — unlike Beck, who can access Vick’s off-camera to induce his tears, print columnists are limited unless they can somehow photoshop tears onto their online pages.

But Beck does fit the model for conservative “wealth creation” theory, which is produce as little as possible for the maximum amount of profit, and then laugh all the way to the bank. Heck, Pat Robertson and Benny Hinn have been doing that routine on television for years.

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
1:29 pm

granny godzilla

Upon Further Review

Thanks, but my post needs no translation.

If I meant to say what you suggested I most certainly would have said it.

Do you deny Bush selected him as a moderate Muslim?

Do you deny that it would be appropriate for a man who has been demonized by lies and slander in the media to expect his name to be championed by those who found him a moderate?
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*** Do YOU deny that Obama is up to his neck in crap after apparently endorsing the mosque near Ground Zero, then trying to claim that he never did?

Thanks to Obama, it’s now the story of the week.

And it’s hilarious to watch the supposedly great orator backpedaling like a circus clown on a unicycle.

I couldn’t care less about Bush right now — last time I checked, he was no longer president.

You only want Bush to comment because you’re “Desperately Seeking Scapegoat.” Too funny!

barking frog

August 18th, 2010
1:29 pm

Cynthia is sexy 1:24 Huba Huba indeed!

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
1:30 pm

Reb@ 1:20,

Color me crazy, but I’d argue that some Christians have done the same here.

Do you think it’s right for a Muslim to paint all Christians as child molesters since there are some who’ve been convicted of that crime?

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
1:30 pm

Smarter…thanks…google the Bush quote generator… funny? Yes! SCARY is more like it!

I mean out of ALL republicans…the right puts “power” into the hands of people like he…and there are many also on the right who would love to see someone even DUMBER and more inept at speaking our language…Mizzz Palin. Queen of quitters. I guess that goes hand in hand with all the businesses Dubya dug into the dirt (even with MILLIONS of pesos financed by the Saudi friends of his family)… they TRULY believe that a losing beauty pageant contestant who consistently went from one school to another just to get her 2.0 degree from the LAST school she attended…would be a GREAT thing for our nation.

Know WHY she could not name a newspaper she read during her interview? It’s NOT that she never reads any…but she didn’t have CLUE as to which one’s are “conservative” vs. “liberal”… I mean…she was afraid to say…hey…i TRY to read the NY Times…but there are too many words and not enough pictures… and she can’t find the “funny pages” when she opens it up… nor could she figure out if the “correct” answer was Washington Post vs. Washington Times…

I leave you with the Bush generated “quote of the day”:

“Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better.”

George W. Bush
September 24, 2001
In press conference with Canadian PM

abdullah

August 18th, 2010
1:31 pm

beck is the anti-christ

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
1:32 pm

“WHO here on the right will give even $1?”

I am not on the right, but I wouldn’t give even a $1. I quit giving money to charity after Katrina. What a fool I felt like after that fiasco. Nope, no more money to charities except the Fire Department boot drive and bums on the street to whom I can hand the money directly and know they will at least get some decent booze tonight. The rest are thieves.

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
1:33 pm

kevinbgoode

I just feel badly for CT — unlike Beck, who can access Vick’s off-camera to induce his tears, print columnists are limited unless they can somehow photoshop tears onto their online pages.

But Beck does fit the model for conservative “wealth creation” theory, which is produce as little as possible for the maximum amount of profit, and then laugh all the way to the bank. Heck, Pat Robertson and Benny Hinn have been doing that routine on television for years.
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*** And if Beck were truly irrelevant, people like you wouldn’t invest so much time and effort into posting stuff like this every time his name is mentioned.

I’m sure he really loses a lot of sleep over insults on Cynthia Tucker’s blog.

Reality Check

August 18th, 2010
1:33 pm

Dr King: “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.” Yet that is all the Jesse Jacksons, Al Sharptons, say today. Without the despair that Jackson/Sharpton and their ilke spew they would not be in business. Jackson and Sharpton are the new slave masters.

Dr KIng: “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Jackson and Sharpton are doing everything in their power to keep this from happening. The only brotherhood that Jackson and Sharpton want is for the “brothas” to continue to be held back with the thought that they can’t do anything or succeed on their own.

Dr. King:”I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Yet when anyone judges someone based on charater that also happens to be black, then for some reason they become racist. Why? Really?

Dr. KIng:”….we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!3

When will that day be? That day will happen when we (all of us) address the reality of the day and stop playing politics……BOTH sides must quit playing politics and do the right thing or else we are doomed. Stop defending this president for everything he does. Stop defending the Repubs for everthing they say. Do the right thing; stop the politics.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:33 pm

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

Easy to get congress to vote overwhelmingly in favor of something
if they are lied to as well.

In case you missed a history lesson yourself, the Congress did not have
the same access to intel and Bush and co.

From TPM

Bush Resurrects False Claim That Congress Had “Same Intelligence” On Iraq

In his speech today, President Bush claimed that members of Congress who voted for the 2002 Iraq war resolution “had access to the same intelligence” as his administration. This is patently false.

Nevermind that much of the intelligence offered to the public and to Congress was inaccurate and misleading, or that according to the Downing Street memo and other documents, such intelligence was likely intentionally “fixed.” It is simply not true to state that Congress received the “same intelligence” as the White House:

FACT — Dissent From White House Claims on Iraq Nuclear Program Consistently Withheld from Congress:

[S]everal Congressional and intelligence officials with access to the 15 assessments [of intel suggesting aluminum tubes showed Iraq was reconstituting its nuclear program] said not one of them informed senior policy makers of the Energy Department’s dissent. They described a series of reports, some with ominous titles, that failed to convey either the existence or the substance of the intensifying debate.” [NYT, 10/3/04]

FACT — Sen. Kerrey: Bush “Has Much More Access” to Intel Than Congress:

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE), ex-Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman: “The president has much more access to intelligence than members of Congress does. Ask any member of Congress. Ask a Republican member of Congress, do you get the same access to intelligence that the president does? Look at these aluminum tube stories that came out the president delivered to the Congress — ‘We believe these would be used for centrifuges.’ — didn’t deliver to Congress the full range of objections from the Department of Energy experts, nuclear weapons experts, that said it’s unlikely they were for centrifuges, more likely that they were for rockets, which was a pre-existing use. The president has much more access to intelligence than any member of Congress.” [10/7/04]

FACT — Rockefeller: PDBs, CIA Intel Withheld From Senate:

Ranking minority member on the Senate Intelligence Committee Jay Rockefeller (D-WV): “[P]eople say, ‘Well, you know, you all had the same intelligence that the White House had.’ And I’m here to tell you that is nowhere near the truth. We not only don’t have, nor probably should we have, the Presidential Daily Brief. We don’t have the constant people who are working on intelligence who are very close to him. They don’t release their — an administration which tends not to release — not just the White House, but the CIA, DOD [Department of Defense], others — they control information. There’s a lot of intelligence that we don’t get that they have.” [11/04/05]

FACT — War Supporter Ken Pollack: White House Engaged in “Creative Omission” of Iraq Intel:

In the eyes of Kenneth Pollack, “a Clinton-era National Security Council member and strong supporter of regime change in Iraq,” “the Administration consistently engaged in ‘creative omission,’ overstating the imminence of the Iraqi threat, even though it had evidence to the contrary. ‘The President is responsible for serving the entire nation,’ Pollack writes. ‘Only the Administration has access to all the information available to various agencies of the US government – and withholding or downplaying some of that information for its own purposes is a betrayal of that responsibility.’” [Christian Science Monitor, 1/14/04]

FACT — White House Had Exclusive Access to “Unique” Intel Sources:

“The claim that the White House and Congress saw the ’same intelligence’ on Iraq is further undermined by the Bush administration’s use of outside intelligence channels. For more than year prior to the war, the administration received intelligence assessments and analysis on Iraq directly from the Department of Defense’s Office of Special Plans (OSP), run by then-undersecretary of defense for policy Douglas J. Feith, and the Iraqi National Congress (INC), a group of Iraqi exiles led by Ahmed Chalabi.” [MediaMatters, 11/8/05]

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
1:33 pm

JR…thanks for posting something where you gave no credit to the BIGOT who wrote it.

Same was said of the Italians, the Jews and the Irish when they first came here in the earliest parts of our last century. That too is a FACT.

Mr Right

August 18th, 2010
1:34 pm

Hey C T, you might not like Beck but the fact remains he is more right than wrong. I wouldn’t expect a lib like to agree with him but check the ratings, that tells you plenty!! Keep bringing us the truth Beck, I know the Libs like C T hate you for it but we need someone to tell it like it is!

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
1:34 pm

Hello Bosch, I have to disagree with Christians having done the same here. Certainly there have been the kooks who try to justify their actions in Christianity, but not the whole Christian nation, and certainly not to the extent of the radical Muslims. My sincere wish is, there are indeed “good” Muslims. However, I doubt that will manifest until they clean their ranks. Their religion is being portrayed as bad to the core. I think its up to them to prove otherwise. Our religous tolerance should not extend to the point that we host and defend a belief bent on our destruction.

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
1:36 pm

JohnnyReb

Upon Further Review – sorry, I don’t understand the who wants to be a millionare reference.
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*** A “lifeline” is the same as getting bailed out when you’re in trouble.

That’s why Obama groupies are now clamoring for Bush to speak — they’re desperate to get the attention off their rock star.

And it’s exactly why Bush should decline and take a Spanish vacation of his own.

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
1:36 pm

Saul Good sez: “the right puts “power” into the hands of people like he…and there are many also on the right who would love to see someone even DUMBER and more inept at speaking our language…Mizzz Palin”

But it doesn’t matter who God’s Own Party puts into power – they are always the official spokesmodel for “God.” This is why they never have to accept responsibility for problems they might create or ethical violations or even biblical ones. Just repeat after them that “it’s all God’s plan” and move along.

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:37 pm

Well sorry to burst your blame it on congress bubble but they only voted yes to war based on the lies brought to them by Bush and Cheney. WMD’s. Honestly. What a laughing stock we became to the world! Those two morons lied about WMD’s and congress believed them. Both Repubs and Dems. So yes it is the stupidity of Bush and Cheney who believed all that tom-foolery. Or maybe not. Did they manfufacture the lies to go in and shoot-em-up style? Or were they just plain stupid? Liars or stupid? Which one? Little George was mad because Big George had been farted on by Hussein and he decided to take to the playground like the spoiled little bully he was.

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
1:37 pm

Saul, the article I reference is posted by a person whose name does not exist. Therefore the true author is unknown. However, the article is recognized as summing up the beliefs of many Europeans.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:37 pm

Obama Statement!!!

“Look, it’s an all volunteer force,” Obama complained. “Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn’t compute..” “I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, “Obama continued “I wasn’t asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I’d have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation’s deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans.”

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
1:39 pm

JohnnyReb August 18th, 2010 1:20 pm

Just saying that my friends from the UK started sounding the warning bell about 10 years ago and back then I wasn’t listening because I thought it was their problem. Now they just shake their heads and tell me that they thought the US was stronger. The folks I know from across the pond are more scared then ever because they see the US bowing down on our own soil. Not saying I agree or disagree….just saying.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:40 pm

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:33 pm
I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

Easy to get congress to vote overwhelmingly in favor of something
if they are lied to as well.
___________________________________________________________

Get you head out of the sand or ass, whichever the case may be! A 767 flown into the WTC is a weapon of mass destruction. If not, what’s your definition of MASS MURDERS!

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
1:41 pm

Well..anyway…I enjoyed the continued bias and hate from my friends on the right today thus far. Never willing to give an “inch” to allow others into the “white christian’s only” club they hold so dear… you’ve made your points well, clear, and absolute in your terms of what is the “USA” you seek to cling to… one ruled by white people who can tell minorities what they can and can not do while living in “your” country….

Sad that you all live with so much fear towards others… I can’t imagine in the slightest what it must be like to see your “pristine” world sinking before your very eyes… I can only hope your kids will break the mold you try to hard to cast upon them when it comes to race, religion, and rights in this “free” Country….

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
1:41 pm

Obama can’t talk without a TelePrompter.

Neither can palin or beck, so what is your point?

kevinbgoode

August 18th, 2010
1:43 pm

Mr. Right sez: “Hey C T, you might not like Beck but the fact remains he is more right than wrong. I wouldn’t expect a lib like to agree with him but check the ratings, that tells you plenty!! Keep bringing us the truth Beck, I know the Libs like C T hate you for it but we need someone to tell it like it is!”

Haha. . why right as rain. . .er. . .as his fake on-camera tears. Conservatives need as many boo-gay-men as possible if they are gonna hope to regain power. Why, even their “religion” is about fear. . .

Just think how much money this country could save if we didn’t have to waste so much power on nightlights so conservatives wouldn’t tremble in their beds each night.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:43 pm

Smarter

Did you gradurate High school?

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
1:43 pm

Reb,

Yes, there are Christian kooks, just like Muslim kooks, and as it’s unfair for you to paint all Muslims as hell bent on our destruction, so would it be vice versa. Their religion is only being demonized by the likes of you, who know absolutely nothing about their religion, except to paint all who practice it as terrorists.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
1:43 pm

Get you head out of the sand or ass, whichever the case may be! A 767 flown into the WTC is a weapon of mass destruction. If not, what’s your definition of MASS MURDERS!

Mass Murderers that nothing to do with Iraq, dick cheney’s lies not withstanding.

Where is your head at ?

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
1:44 pm

Bush had OVERWHELMING Support from the Republicans in Congress to invade.

There. That is better. I’m assuming you simply made a typo instead of assuming the worse — that you failed history.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:44 pm

Saul Good

Enjoy your minority life!

Saul Good

August 18th, 2010
1:45 pm

JohnnyReb : “many Europeans.”

Many????

Meaning more than 1.

Let me know what the MAJORITY of them think…

Also remember that is was Christianity who took many nations by “sword” when their cult came to and invaded Europe… History shows the “truth”… yet it was OKAY by you for your religion/cult to invade and kill to spread your word… why? Because it was a loooong time ago.

Does THAT make it “right”???

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
1:45 pm

From the Government – “Get you head out of the sand or ass, whichever the case may be! A 767 flown into the WTC is a weapon of mass destruction. If not, what’s your definition of MASS MURDERS!”

Love ya man, but what you said would have been a really good argument for blowing up Saudi Arabia, not Iraq. BTW, my sweetie spent a lot of time over in the area and while he says he liked the Kuwaitis and the Qatarians (sp?) alright and felt sorta bad for the everyday Iraqiis, he always (always) speaks of a deep distrust for the Saudis and says all that he met, military or otherwise, gave him the creeps (my words, not his).

Paul

August 18th, 2010
1:46 pm

granny godzilla 12:36

Keep fighting the good fight!

Hi Bosch!

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:46 pm

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
1:43 pm
Get you head out of the sand or ass, whichever the case may be! A 767 flown into the WTC is a weapon of mass destruction. If not, what’s your definition of MASS MURDERS!

Mass Murderers that nothing to do with Iraq, dick cheney’s lies not withstanding.

Where is your head at ?
______________________________________________________________________

Saddam Hussein financed suicde bombers! Where’s you brain? Connect the dots!

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

Cut and paste “im from the government”. Anyone can cut and paste and omit the text or clip that shows it’s meaning in entirety. Just like it was posted earlier – Obama wants to take away our freedoms. Sorry Repubs…the Wall Street fat cats already did that. That’s why your job is now in India and you’re at the back of the employment line with the other 45 million unemployed. Obama had nothing to do with that. But he IS trying to continue their unemployment benefits and THAT is what the Repubs are upset about. They try and scare everyone by throwing around that word “socialism”. Who will take care of the unemployed if we don’t? Would you rather they become so desparate they rob and kill in the middle of the night as they try in vain to feed and provide shelter to their families?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

my head is correctly planted on my shoulders and your rant failed at deflecting the fact that again, i was right and you were not.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

Hi Saul

“Because it was a loooong time ago.

Does THAT make it “right”???”

Nope. Just shows many Muslims are stuck in a mindset much of the rest of the world abandoned oh, about 1,000 years ago.

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Bosch, there are too many radicals in their religion for there not to be a deep rooted problem. Turning a cheek to that is not wise. Perhaps an Americanized Muslim is one you reference as being acceptable. The problem with that is, their brothers are stoning people to death. If all Muslims are not hell bent on our destruction, they should start showing it, and building a Mosque near Ground Zero is the way.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Wasn’t that the Saudi king whose hand Bush kissed a few years ago ?

ewwwwww!! No telling where that hand had been.

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Government..you’re showing your stupidity. A plane WAS absolutely flown into the towers but Iraq had nothing to do with it. That was ALL Bin Laden, Taliban and Afghanistan. There were NO WMD’s in Iraq. Oh wait. You’re a Republican so you still believe that.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
1:44 pm
Bush had OVERWHELMING Support from the Republicans in Congress to invade.

There. That is better. I’m assuming you simply made a typo instead of assuming the worse — that you failed history.
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If you believe that, your an idiot. Check the votes, dummy!

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Ever since 911, the airline industry has quit complaining about the added cost to reinforce doors to the pilot area on planes, amongst other things. Simply amazing.

I also hear rumors that BP now thinks that blowout preventers may be a worthwhile investment as well. Still, there’s something fishy about that story though.

Bubba

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Odious Glenn Beck? How do you know what he smells like?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Paul

I know you mean that….even if it’s you and I doing the fighting.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
1:49 pm

Saddam Hussein financed suicde bombers! Where’s you brain? Connect the dots!

Proof please !!

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
1:49 pm

granny godzilla wrote:

I’m here from
the government
and I’m here to help

Why is it that you answer to both the above name and Upon Further Review?
_____________________________

*** Are you seriously trying to claim that we’re the same person?

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
1:50 pm

Saul, your post @ 1:45. Yes, but this is not the dark ages anymore.

Your post @ 1:41. There was an opinion piece in the NYTimes about two or three days past that addressed exactly what you reference. I will try to find it.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
1:50 pm

granny, sound to me like you’re trying to “stuff cherry tomatoes” (Bush & Co. malfeasance deniers) with facts. here’s the question that has paleo-neo-Carlinists up at night; assuming the pre-war intel on Iraq was “good” – why didn’t Bush & Co “act” in the good intel they had re: bin Laden being found at Tora Bora (in December 2001). and this isn’t some left wing conspiracy junk; more than one hard-charging, throat-slitting, hooch-buring Ranger/CIA para-military “shooters” have suggested we (the good guys) had bin Laden’s position “triangulated” via radio/cell phone intercepts; but for some reason, Bush (who cited “Rummy”) forgot his “smoke ‘em out” and “hunt ‘em down and kill ‘em” promise. I guess his six shooter was in the shop. OR, maybe, with 9/11 avenged and bin Laden dead, there is no need for a Department of Homeland Security, Patriot Act, (ramped-up) global war on terrorism, OR invasion of Iraq (because we know Iraq had a hand in 9/11 planning).

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:50 pm

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
1:45 pm
From the Government – “Get you head out of the sand or ass, whichever the case may be! A 767 flown into the WTC is a weapon of mass destruction. If not, what’s your definition of MASS MURDERS!”

Love ya man, but what you said would have been a really good argument for blowing up Saudi Arabia, not Iraq. BTW, my sweetie spent a lot of time over in the area and while he says he liked the Kuwaitis and the Qatarians (sp?) alright and felt sorta bad for the everyday Iraqiis, he always (always) speaks of a deep distrust for the Saudis and says all that he met, military or otherwise, gave him the creeps (my words, not his).
_________________________________________________________________________-

Thanks for comfirming that we are at WAR WITH ISLAM!

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
1:51 pm

If you believe that, your an idiot. Check the votes, dummy!

Check them yourself, dummy! I believe in facts — not your bull.

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
1:51 pm

Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11.

Period .

Im through playing with im here from the gov.

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
1:52 pm

Correction to my post @ 1:48.

Bosch, there are too many radicals in their religion for there not to be a deep rooted problem. Turning a cheek to that is not wise. Perhaps an Americanized Muslim is one you reference as being acceptable. The problem with that is, their brothers are stoning people to death. If all Muslims are not hell bent on our destruction, they should start showing it, and building a Mosque near Ground Zero is NOT the way.

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:52 pm

Government…did you graduate middle school? So what was it? There were no WMD’s in Iraq. Was Bush and Cheney liars or just plain stupid? Still waiting……

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
1:52 pm

@Saul Good 1:41 pm
Well..anyway…I enjoyed the continued bias and hate from my friends on the right today thus far. Never willing to give an “inch” to allow others into the “white christian’s only” club they hold so dear… you’ve made your points well, clear, and absolute in your terms of what is the “USA” you seek to cling to… one ruled by white people who can tell minorities what they can and can not do while living in “your” country….”

I’m not really even sure what to say. You have the gall to make a statement like that while simultaneously calling others racists? You know, there are a lot of east Asian, Indian and Hispanic conservatives. There are even a few black conservatives.

I’m white, Christian (Catholic) and conservative. I admit, I do consider this to be MY country. I also think the country belongs to every American, of any race or creed, who believes in individual liberty, who despises the ever-expanding power of government, and who believes we should leave each other alone to live our lives, as we see fit, in peace.

I suppose that means I think that people who want the government to take care of us from cradle to grave, who blame others for their failures, who think that they should have the right to tell others what to eat, what to drink, who to sleep with, etc. are less American than I am, but it certainly doesn’t have anything to do with race or religion.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:52 pm

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm
Government..you’re showing your stupidity. A plane WAS absolutely flown into the towers but Iraq had nothing to do with it. That was ALL Bin Laden, Taliban and Afghanistan. There were NO WMD’s in Iraq. Oh wait. You’re a Republican so you still believe that.
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CAN YOU SAY “Cake”!

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
1:53 pm

“Government..you’re showing your stupidity. A plane WAS absolutely flown into the towers but Iraq had nothing to do with it. That was ALL Bin Laden, Taliban and Afghanistan.”

You forgot Saudi Arabia….perhaps the largest supporter/financer of terrorism. Do the research. Those Saudis are extreme to the extreme. 15 of the 19 hijackers…Saudi. They might be training terrorists in that kakahole called Afghanistan, but the money and ideology is all Saudi.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

Upon Futher review

heavens no…never would do such a thing

i will point out that he answers questions put to you and you reply to posts addressed to him

see above

y’all just must be close buddies….

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

Wasn’t that the Saudi king whose hand Bush kissed a few years ago ?

Bush was kissing more than a hand. In fact, all he could talk about was moon pies for weeks after returning from that trip.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:55 pm

Can this Baked Potato get more fans than Glenn Beck

August 18th, 2010
1:49 pm
Saddam Hussein financed suicde bombers! Where’s you brain? Connect the dots!

Proof please !!
__________________________________________________________________

Are you that dumb? and you vote… Explains Obama!

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:55 pm

Red Mars…absolutely correct. Bin Laden himself is Saudi so the proof is in the pudding.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
1:56 pm

Are you seriously trying to claim that we’re the same person?

Of course.

Communist AJC/LA/Who Dat?/Grand Forks/I’m here…/ etc. has many sock-puppets.

He’s responsible for many of the posts on Ms. Tucker’s blog for the past few days.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:56 pm

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
1:51 pm
If you believe that, your an idiot. Check the votes, dummy!

Check them yourself, dummy! I believe in facts — not your bull.

VOTES ARE FACTS!!! Is it dummy day in Liberal Land?

Paul

August 18th, 2010
1:56 pm

granny godzilla

I find ‘truth’ (that which disproving lies seems to imply?) to be somewhat elusive. “More relevant facts’ sometimes works. As does ‘that’s one interpretation, here’s another.”

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:57 pm

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
1:52 pm
Government…did you graduate middle school? So what was it? There were no WMD’s in Iraq. Was Bush and Cheney liars or just plain stupid? Still waiting……
___________________________________________________________

Do you even know what a “CAKE” is?

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
1:59 pm

Kamchak

Are you seriously trying to claim that we’re the same person?

Of course.

Communist AJC/LA/Who Dat?/Grand Forks/I’m here…/ etc. has many sock-puppets.

He’s responsible for many of the posts on Ms. Tucker’s blog for the past few days.
______________________________________

*** Oooh, that sounds like a nefarious conspiracy.

Assuming, of course, that your post was serious … which I don’t necessarily believe.

Anyway, I’ve been here off and on for only a few months, and I don’t recall seeing any of the names you mentioned during my tenure.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
1:59 pm

WORK!

Something Liberals HATE!

Paul

August 18th, 2010
2:00 pm

All this talk about Saddam and suicide bombers. Since Tucker’s blog doesn’t seem to like links, this is from CBS April 2002: “President Saddam Hussein has raised the amount offered to relatives of suicide bombers from $10,000 per family to $25,000, ”

Doesn’t have anything to do with 9-11. The bombers were hitting Israel.

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
2:00 pm

Government…Obama could run circles around you with his IVY league EARNED education. Daddy didn’t get him into his “alma mater” on a good family name and connections. Same goes for his lovely wife Michelle. They came from school of hard knocks and EARNED their way to their position now. Jealous, afraid white people. You always WERE afraid of this happening and now the genie is out of the bottle and you’re spewing hatred any way you can.

Freedom Gator

August 18th, 2010
2:01 pm

What is really dumb is what Nancy Pelosi said about the health care bill.”We have to pass this bill so we will know whats in it.”That statement shows you how disrespectful the socialist crowd in Washington is to the American people.They think they know better then we do and will run your life for you.Are you stupid enough to vote for more hope and change?

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
2:02 pm

Anyway, I’ve been here off and on for only a few months…

Funny, that was the same argument Grand Forks used next door at JB’s.

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
2:02 pm

Here we go with the big bad “yellow cake” story again. Those conned! They never fail to live up to their name. That stuff posed no threat to anyone until Bush Company went in and did a shockingly awesome job of bungling things for the UN. Then they had to make up a faux threat so they could ship the stuff out under highly secret publicity on FOX news in order to try and save face. People in the know still laugh about that con job.

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
2:02 pm

Ironic that “Government” is slamming liberals for not working but here he is…blogging.. ALL DAY….obviously NOT working! Pot meet kettle. So this is how government workers spend our tax dollars. Sitting on the internet all day. I’m sure one of those 45 million would like to have your job. They would work instead of blog. And if you’re gonna blog. Please. Can we keep it real? No embelishments?

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
2:02 pm

@Kamchak
Thought I might try this again. Instead of inanely pondering the identities behind different handles, have you ever thought about commenting on the substance of Cynthia’s blog? I don’t mean to suggest you should post another a sentence fragment and a link to another website; I’m suggesting that you might try offering a well-thought position on whether Glen Beck’s rally is, or is not, offensive.

That would require writing more than 30 words, and it would require deeper thought than a smug, snarky insult, but you might actually find you enjoy the debate (you might even learn something).

One more suggestion – as someone suggested yesterday (or was it the day before), you might try talking to people instead of talking down to them.

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
2:03 pm

granny godzilla wrote:

Upon Futher review

heavens no…never would do such a thing

i will point out that he answers questions put to you and you reply to posts addressed to him

see above

y’all just must be close buddies….
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*** Sorry, he and I have never been formally introduced. If, in fact, he’s even a “he.”

But that’s some real Nancy Drew detective work you’ve done there, girl.

If you’d ever care to let a few rays of reality into your computer lair, try looking up every one of the past month’s CT columns and see how many times he’s commented and I haven’t even shown up.

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:04 pm

Saddam Hussein was a weak player in the middle east – does nobody else recall how the US had to come in and save them from their own ill-advised attempt to invade Iran? He was left alone to rule with his iron fist in Iraq because it kept US focus there instead of on the terrorist crap going on in places like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan….to name just a few. Saddam was a paper tiger, folks, and Iraq is such a kakahole that it is not even funny. Those folks needed to be ruled like that – they are incapable of living with freedom (honestly, a lot of the people in our own country have trouble with it too). So we went and invaded two countries in the Middle East – one was totally the wrong target (Iraq) and the other is only half right (Afghanistan) – when we really needed to take out one, Saudi Arabia. Instead, we gave the terrorists and their sympathizers (including the US media) all that they needed to excuse further attacks on the West. BAH. makes me sick, all of it.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
2:05 pm

I know lots of folks who work (or worked) at the Pentagon. there was a joke circulating within days of 9/11 (military types enjoy gallows humor as much as the next, and given the nature of their work, probably more so. it weant something like this; If Saddam Hussein didn’t plan 9/11, he should have, because he’s going to pay for it.” Bush & Co. had its eyes on Iraq from day one. In fact, I would argue 9/11 was initially viewed as a distraction, which was converted into an opportunity to reverse engineer a connection between Iraq and al Qeada, the irony being, Bush & Co literally “missed the memo” on “bin Laden’s intention to attack USA using commercial airliners…” because most of the Military-Industrial Complext spent the first 8 months of 2001 looking for “intel” (excuse) to support an invasion/occupation of Iraq. well, as we all know (LBJ/Vietnam); silly Commander-in-Chief, you don’t need no stinkin’ declaration of war to invade/occupy a sovereign nation. $1 trillion is a lot of money folks, and it didn’t just disappear. that “wealth” has been re-distributed for good.

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
2:06 pm

The vote to allow George of the Bungle to do you know what in you know where:

US House
Aye Nay
GOP 215 6
Dem 82 126

US Senate
Aye Nay
GOP 48 1
Dem 29 21

GOP % for: 97.3
Dem % for: 43.2

The only salient question in my mind, is how on earth did 7 Republicans have the balls to vote no?

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
2:07 pm

Kamchak

Anyway, I’ve been here off and on for only a few months…

Funny, that was the same argument Grand Forks used next door at JB’s.
_________________________________

*** And what’s JB’s?

Not that I’m going to lose much sleep worrying about what you do or don’t believe.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
2:08 pm

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243):

United States House of Representatives
Party Ayes Nays PRES No Vote
Republican 215 6 0 2
Democratic 82 126 0 1
Independent 0 1 0 0
TOTALS 297 133 0 3

United States Senate
Party Ayes Nays No Vote
Republican 48 1 0
Democratic 29 21 0
Independent 0 1 0
TOTALS 77 23 0

Union

August 18th, 2010
2:10 pm

@ smarter.. have you ever heard obama speak off teleprompter? the man is clueless.. the man thinks a good investment for america is into a company that has never made a dime.. 90% behind production goals and is bleeding money.. sorry.. if that is what an ivy league school teachers… we are screwed..

Paul

August 18th, 2010
2:11 pm

AmVet

And… why did a majority of Democratic senators vote ‘Aye’?

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
2:11 pm

Paul! Beat ya to it!

I understand from josef that you are the reason we Bookman refugees are in the midst of this diaspora.

Thanks man…(j/k)

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:11 pm

“From CBS April 2002: “President Saddam Hussein has raised the amount offered to relatives of suicide bombers from $10,000 per family to $25,000,” Doesn’t have anything to do with 9-11. The bombers were hitting Israel.

All sabre rattling and schoolyard bullying. That is what Saddam was…a bully and a bull$hitter. And Iraq is surrounded by even bigger, but generally stealthier, bullies who were happy to have the focus on Saddam. Saddam was a gift from Allah to the Saudis, et al. They were all happy to let him spew his crap and keep us occupied. Am I seriously the only one who sees all of this?

lebron

August 18th, 2010
2:12 pm

lebron gotta do what’s best for lebron.

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
2:15 pm

LOL @ paleo….Obama haters have been so worried about wealth redistribution. You said it brother. Bush already raped and pillaged in an unnecessary war in Iraq. I don’t know what else IS left to redistribute!

Red Woman: Totally agree. Hussein was a little tyrant who only had dreams of conquering weaker middle eastern neighbors. And his paranoia of being ousted by his own inner circle was so deep that he and his sons were kept busy torturing and murdering to ensure their ongoing position at the throne.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:16 pm

Upon further review

again

i pointed out you each responded to posts addressed to the other…..

no need to overreact

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
2:16 pm

AmVet, and I am somewhat surprised you felt the need to distinguish donkeys from elephants when it comes to the Iraq vote. to cite Michael Corleone; “Senator Geary, we’re both part of the same hypocrisy…” A politician (especially the liberals/Democrats) will sign off on the multi-trillion dollar payday for Bush & Co (especially Bush’s Saudi benefactors) because he (or she, in Hillary’s case) knows they cannot “do good work” on the unemployment line. See how Washington works (rhetorical. I know, you know how Washington works). think about how a lawyer hides behind “the law” or “vigorous defense” while enriching himself. same playbook.

John

August 18th, 2010
2:16 pm

And the odious CT has every right to spew her insipid racism and stupidity.

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
2:17 pm

You’d have to ask them, Paul. My guess is tht in many cases it was political expediency in order to save cushy careers.

The chickenhawks and their lackeys in the Corporate Media were screaming from the rooftops that we simply HAD to invade! And anybody who disagreed was essentially a coward and a traitor.

I remember not long after that dark day in Sept. 2001, thinking, “OH NO! NOT with this man in the White House!”

Damn, I wish beyond wish I had been wrong about that serial screw up and his gang of toy soldiers…

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
2:17 pm

That would require writing more than 30 words, and it would require deeper thought than a smug, snarky insult, but you might actually find you enjoy the debate (you might even learn something).

Thirty some odd years of talk-radio has given us the language that you cons speak.

It’s comprised of bumper-sticker bullet points.

Why would I speak to you in a language that you don’t understand?

Upon Further Review

August 18th, 2010
2:17 pm

Anyway, Kamchak and Granny, as I said … if you seriously believe that I’m also somebody else, then enlighten yourself by looking every CT blog in the past month and see how many times he’s been there and I haven’t.

Because I’ve only shown up a handful of times in August.

Anyway, lunchtime calls. Happy sleuthing, and don’t forget your decoder rings!

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:18 pm

Lebron my Main Man…Denver Nuggets all the way!

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:18 pm

Thanks, @Smarter. I was starting to lose faith in y’all.

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
2:19 pm

paleo, I simply reported the irrefutable facts. The apparatchiks in the GOP, in this matter as is true in almost every other one as well, march lockstep.

I hand it to them though. They have blind loyalty that even the mafia must admire…

Freedom Gator

August 18th, 2010
2:19 pm

Talking about to big to fail.Have you noticed how the liberal media has rallied around Obama.I guess he is so historically significant they will make him out to be a success even as our country goes broke.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:20 pm

Upon further review

methinks thou doth protest too much

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
2:21 pm

Red Woman: To answer your last question. Yes. I see it. That’s why I don’t buy into Glenn Beck and didn’t buy into the Iraqi war either. Saddam had a big mouth with absolutely no bite.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
2:22 pm

AmVet

Yeah, you beat me.

‘Course, I’ve been working, too….

Yeah, ’twas me. Whistleblowers always get flogged.

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:22 pm

gotta go with Grannypanties on that one. You see, I always know that my kid is lying when his story contains too many details…or when he keeps bringing it up. I don’t know who you are or what you did, but you sure are denying it a lot.

Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
2:23 pm

There’s the simple majority and then there is the super majority and there are the blended majorities including but not limited to the simply super majority and the super simple majority but nothing beats the OVERWHELMING majority and that’s a fact.

Bruno

August 18th, 2010
2:23 pm

If any of you get tired of slinging the hate around for a few minutes, take a look at this video of a Chinese piano player who lost both arms as a child:

new.music. yahoo. com/blogs/realityrocks/385927/armless-pianist-liu-wei-defies-odds-on-chinas-got-talent/

Hard to complain about our own lots in life after watching something like that!

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:24 pm

silly name jacker…..

everybody know I’m no sports fan, pro sports are soap operas for the testosterone base life forms

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
2:25 pm

Freedom Gator…our country went broke when we entered an unprovoked Iraqi war. It’s been almost 10 years and the troops are STILL there. Add the dollars. So much as well for the false propoganda that Obama would get us into another war and muck up the exit from Iraq. hmmm…all seems pretty smooth on the warfront if you follow the world news. And suicide bombers exist all over Europe and the middle east – not just Iraq people.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
2:25 pm

Obamas faltering presidency.
Reid abandoning Obama.
Pelosi mosque conspiracy theories.

Watching the democratic party implode is pure joy.

Lorelei

August 18th, 2010
2:25 pm

Off to the Tiki Hut, just remember children-beck’s a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck’s a racist….Adios

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:26 pm

“our country went broke when we entered an unprovoked Iraqi war”

But a lot of folks, here and abroad, went a lot of rich as a result. Just saying.

Avenger

August 18th, 2010
2:28 pm

Kayaker. You might be old and your forte is double talking, but why would even you think that the white house would waste a nano-second calling a clown like Glen Beck. By the way the mob makes billions of dollars each year – so what.

Mrs. W.

August 18th, 2010
2:28 pm

Cindy: : : : Granny’s 1:33 was waaayyyy too long. Get out your ruler. Oh, but wait, you are Granny…..

t

August 18th, 2010
2:29 pm

Isn’t what you are accusing Mr. Beck of doing the same thing that you and the many others like you do on a daily basis? Yet another hypocritical stand from the left.

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
2:29 pm

Reb,

Just as some of our Christian brothers have molested children? Again, do you think it’s fair to paint an entire religion based on the actions of a few kooks?

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
2:30 pm

AmVet, kinda reminds you of the “if everyone was jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you?” rhetoric of our parents. a politician is a politician by nature and Democrat or Republican by zip code. my lord and savior George Carlin said (in a speech at the Washington Press Club) something like; “by definition, a politician is one who sells his integrity to the highest bidder…” as I said, the Iraq vote was arrogance and duplicity at its zenith; “…well, I don’t think it’s a good idea, but who will listen to my ideas if I get voted out of office like Max Cleland…”. the Lebron James reference is interesting; is he a “different” player now that his jersey is red instead of gold? is he a better player because he is now based in Miami instead of Cleveland?

t

August 18th, 2010
2:31 pm

Also, what you are accusing Mr. Beck of doing is what Democrats have done for years to get elected. Hence why Democrats constantly try to paint Republicans as the party of the rich fat cats. Just ask Harry Reid since he can’t understand how anybody of color or different ethnicity could vote Republican.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:32 pm

Dont tell Mr Godzilla but I love basketball players and once while the Harlem Globetrotters were in town I have an affair with Curly.

FauxMan - The Barbarian, Destroyer of Blogs

August 18th, 2010
2:32 pm

I come to challenge the mighty Paul – Destroyer of JayBlog.

Union

August 18th, 2010
2:34 pm

@ smarter.. you are correct about saddam.. having no bite.. unless you are an iraqi.. they may beg to differ..

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:35 pm

On topic…I watch some Fox News (I know before you say it “here’s your sign” HAHAHAHA), but also some BBC, CNN, etc. Each has some merit. Glen Beck was sort of amusing…for a minute. Now he is “crazy overly emptional menopausal” annoying most of the time. He occasionally has some valid points, but for the most part he has gone over the top and reached out to the fringe with his unbelievable (to the thinkers) rants. There are people on the left who just hate him because he scares them…they aren’t thinkers. There are those who just hate anyone who does not agree with Obama – they are not thinkers. And there are those who question, who doubt, who dig deeper and don’t take at face value anything from either side — those are the thinkers and the rest of the people in the country better be darn happy that the thinkers exist and should be pulling like heck for them to succeed and get this train back on track. Just saying.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:36 pm

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granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:37 pm

What happened at JB’s?

monty

August 18th, 2010
2:37 pm

Beck just had a show in which a King relative, (niece I believe), and a black miister who worked with King(forget his name), agreed with Beck. Should have watched it Ms. Tucker, truth never hurts, but it can open eyes. Of course I’m sure you will call them sellouts or uncle Toms.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:38 pm

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
2:00 pm
Government…Obama could run circles around you with his IVY league EARNED education. Daddy didn’t get him into his “alma mater” on a good family name and connections. Same goes for his lovely wife Michelle. They came from school of hard knocks and EARNED their way to their position now. Jealous, afraid white people. You always WERE afraid of this happening and now the genie is out of the bottle and you’re spewing hatred any way you can.
__________________________________________________________________________

His Daddy Left? Where have you been? Get out from under the rock! The American TAXPAYER PAID for his education.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
2:39 pm

Granny Godzilla

Paul broke the thread.

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
2:39 pm

CiS, implode?

Consider this; in 2006 the Republicans lost ALL 36 contested races for the US Congress and governorships. An epic slaughter that was a first in our long history and will never again be touched. Think a reverse Joe DiMaggio record.

But to be Fair and Balanced, I’ll give $1,000,000.00 to the Republican Governors Association, (OH WAIT, wrong topic!) the GOP staged a gigantic rally in 2008 and only lost 35 out of 40 races, including of course, the White House.

A combined winning percentage of 7%.

Now THAT is an implosion…

homelessness jonesnessless

August 18th, 2010
2:40 pm

history is repeating itself, beck is the mccarthy of our times….

lorelei

August 18th, 2010
2:42 pm

i’m back forgot my flip-flops and 6-pack of corona….beck is a mormon, mormon’s are racist, ergo beck is a racist….adios

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:42 pm

Smarter

August 18th, 2010
2:02 pm
Ironic that “Government” is slamming liberals for not working but here he is…blogging.. ALL DAY….obviously NOT working! Pot meet kettle. So this is how government workers spend our tax dollars. Sitting on the internet all day. I’m sure one of those 45 million would like to have your job. They would work instead of blog. And if you’re gonna blog. Please. Can we keep it real? No embelishments?
_____________________________________________________________________-

Your new here! If you knew me, you would know I run an Advertising Agency and have people working for me. I come in on occasion, when I’m not on vacation and check the cash flow and put out a fire here or there. What do you do? Please don’t tell me your a TIT SUCKER!

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:42 pm

Kam

broke it?

JohnnyReb

August 18th, 2010
2:43 pm

Bosch, again, the problem is, it is more than a few kooks. Granted the number in the USA — seems — low, but that is not the case world wide.

GW

August 18th, 2010
2:43 pm

“Is our children learning”.

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:43 pm

“Jealous, afraid white people. ”

Seriously? That was necessary? I cannot disagree with the POTUS without being called either a racist or a scared whitey? And other people on the board get threatened with expulsion over calling someone stupid?

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
2:44 pm

Granny Godzilla

Evidently he did a report this comment thing on a blogger and since Jay’s on vacation, the thread shut down.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:44 pm

AmVet

Republicans have BIG balls!

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
2:46 pm

granny, Bookman is on a two week vacation and everything was great for the first week, until last Friday night, when some uber-right wing, mystery meat buffoon apparently went beyond filthy. (I never saw it though.) Paul said the comments should be taken down and the blogger removed form decent blogging society, and voila!

Here we are, blogging amongst the “small people” (hat tip Carl-Henric Svanberg!) at Cynthia’s and Kyle’s.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:50 pm

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Riddle me This

August 18th, 2010
2:51 pm

Wow. That tool at 2:47 really has a lot to say.

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:51 pm

“make your winter vacation plans now to stay in the hottest destinations in Mexico”

Made me laugh on at least three different levels. :)

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:52 pm

Our WAR with ISLAM update!!!

Grenade Thrown From Mosque Wounds 4 ISAF Troops

Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2010 – Four International Security Assistance Force servicemembers were wounded in eastern Afghanistan on Aug. 16 by a grenade thrown from a mosque, military officials reported today.

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
2:52 pm

Obviously, I was only joking about the small people thing, but being nearly prescient, as soon as I hit submit, along comes that 2:47.

I’m here, yes compared to a gnat’s they probably are! (grin)…

Paul

August 18th, 2010
2:53 pm

Fauxman

Challenge? I’m happy to just sit back and see if you can shut down this blog. I’m already on up on ya’.

Catch up if ya’ can –

granny 2:32

AmVet got it right.

I called the White House and asked for a Predator strike on the guy, but they kept me on hold. Then the blog shut down and the NSA couldn’t do a good trace.

He/she will surface again. That type just can’t help it. And when they do…

Relax, Obama’s got it -

:-)

WAR

August 18th, 2010
2:53 pm

wow. i leave you folks for a few hours and the conversation goes from beck to costa rica… stay on topic!!!!!

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:54 pm

by a grenade thrown from a mosque
by a grenade thrown from a mosque
by a grenade thrown from a mosque
by a grenade thrown from a mosque
by a grenade thrown from a mosque
by a grenade thrown from a mosque
by a grenade thrown from a mosque

just letting it sink in….

Jackie

August 18th, 2010
2:54 pm

@Sumation

What profound statement you repeated. The question one would have to ask you is do you believe liberals can only use a perjorative to sufficiently address ANY question you may have?

You don’t give yourself enough credit.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:54 pm

Thanks Kamchack and AmVet…..and Paul too, the filthy mcnasty boys need certainly to be booted from the blog

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
2:55 pm

Yeah, thanks Paul, spoiling all our fun and all.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
2:55 pm

AmVet

Small people?

You that Swedish guy from BP?

WAR

August 18th, 2010
2:55 pm

im here… help
please do not capitalize WAR unless you are referring to me directly! i saw WAR and ISLAM in the same sentence and got my gun and boots!

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:56 pm

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SHE’S GORGEOUS!!!

larry

August 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

You that Swedish guy from BP?

I guess he got his life back and then some.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

Hey Bosch, whatsamatta? Seems to me you’ve been having loads of fun here!

Just a change of scenery.

Then next week, Jay returns and we all hightail it back home.

Then Tucker’s left to explain at staph meeting why her blog numbers went down the tubes and Jay’s went though the stratosphere in just one day.

WAR

August 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

@2:47
has some real issues.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

AmVeA,

A DemoGNATS!

morganna the kissing bandit

August 18th, 2010
2:58 pm

summation,

your definitely a racist.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
2:59 pm

Paul

I’ll be glad when y’all take the troll back at least part time….

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:00 pm

Then Tucker’s left to explain at staph meeting why her blog numbers went down the tubes and Jay’s went though the stratosphere in just one day.

Dont ya mean staff meeting? Unless Tucker has a staph infection, which if she does , i feel sorry for her.

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
3:01 pm

Paul,

“Then next week, Jay returns and we all hightail it back home. ”

I wish Mrs. G would come back home with us.

Having loads of fun? Eh. Me and Reb going back and forth — you know, the usual.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:01 pm

Yes…the democratic implosion rocks merrily along…

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:01 pm

AngryRedMarsWoman

August 18th, 2010
2:54 pm
by a grenade thrown from a mosque
___________________________________________________________

But we’re not at war with ISLAM? Folks, we are, get a clue! Obama is not going to win it! He’s a Community Organizer period. Even his Generals are laughing AT him. If that doesn’t tell volumes, your blind!

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:02 pm

I saw the comments of which Paul was speaking and they were quite funny.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:02 pm

Gov’t

“FIRST FA-22 FIGHTERS DELIVERED TO LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE.

SHE’S GORGEOUS!!!”

A third of a billion each buys a lot of cosmetic surgery -

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:03 pm

WAR

Gun and boots will be what you die wearing and holding. Look for the mushroom cloud!

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
3:04 pm

@Kamchak
“Thirty some odd years of talk-radio has given us the language that you cons speak.
It’s comprised of bumper-sticker bullet points.
Why would I speak to you in a language that you don’t understand?”

Just thought I would offer some constructive criticism; I didn’t really want to have a longer discussion. It may not have occurred to you, but I’m just not that into you.

No need to hump my leg, sport.

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
3:04 pm

Bosch

I’ll visit to be sure, but taking a J@@ycation was a very good thing for me.

Know what I mean?

margo

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm

I’m here from the gov,

There is a War between your ears and you’ve lost.

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm

I am beginning to wonder how many more admendments the R’s are wanting to change or do away with?

They are attacking the 1st and wanting to change the 14th. Attacking our constitution.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm

larry

Way back climbing the ladder I sent out “Staph Meeting Minutes”

Just seemed like it made sense, given what most such meetings accomplish.

No one noticed.

Congrats.

Granny G

What Bosch said! Come home!

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:02 pm
Gov’t

“FIRST FA-22 FIGHTERS DELIVERED TO LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE.

SHE’S GORGEOUS!!!”

A third of a billion each buys a lot of cosmetic surgery -
____________________________________________________________________

Should we give them to IRAN?

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm

Yeppers. Obama certainly has it and apparently no one nor the Country wants any of it.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm

Hey Bosch

The Blue Lions—–6
West Brom———-0

Drogba with a hat-trick just weeks after a hernia operation.

Bosch

August 18th, 2010
3:06 pm

Mrs. G.,

But your Jaycation has lasted a very long time. :-(

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:06 pm

FIRST FA-22 FIGHTERS DELIVERED TO LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE.

SHE’S GORGEOUS!!!”

Yep, its amazing what a bailed out company can do, isnt it?

A

August 18th, 2010
3:07 pm

Sorry, I guess linky takes time. Which I’m out of. So. There seem to be a lot of regulars on this site. Most of you are just a bunch of (unemployed? retired?) losers looking for some attention. No respect should be paid to any of you racist, uneducated, merciless mouth breathers. Then there are those who come in here day after day to defend basic democratic concepts from these religious fanatics, these frothing constitutional revisionists. Thanks for that. I feel better when I read your posts. But I’d rather do something more concrete than argue with a small group of angry, powerless white men who get off on my responses. It’s like baiting a retarded bear. Fun, but way too easy and not that useful. Protesting against them will be a lot more fulfilling then feuding with them in some blog.

Cynthia Tucker, you are a fine writer with a remarkable ethical compass. That you even reads this spew is a testimony to your sense of fairness.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:07 pm

larry

I don’t think an amendment re: the 14th is at all necessary.

I’d just like to see the ‘jurisdiction’ clause litigated.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:07 pm

margo

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm
I’m here from the gov,

There is a War between your ears and you’ve lost.
________________________________________________________

Is that the best you got? I only talk with educated people. You got one?

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
3:07 pm

DemoGNATS!

LOL! Good one!

Those who have not read me much, think I’m solely interested in trying to dismantle the GOP. And, or course, I am. But of much greater importance is that I advocate for the taking back of we the people’s power from the duopoly of the Tweedledee and Tweedledum Parties. Whose primary mission is to, at all costs, retain their entrenched incumbency protection racket

If not now, when is a better time to begin the arduous battle to reclaim our sovereignty from the Corporate Destroyers of Capitalism and their lackeys in Washington, Atlanta and in the mainstream media?

The new sign at the new Ellis Island, “Welcome to the United States of America! A wholly owned subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange!”

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:08 pm

Way back climbing the ladder I sent out “Staph Meeting Minutes”

Just seemed like it made sense, given what most such meetings accomplish

I agree!!

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
3:08 pm

Just thought I would offer some constructive criticism…

I’ll make a note.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:08 pm

Gov’t 3:05

You mean the guys who just crashed a fighter near a nuke facility?

I don’t think so…..

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:09 pm

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:05 pm
I am beginning to wonder how many more admendments the R’s are wanting to change or do away with?

They are attacking the 1st and wanting to change the 14th. Attacking our constitution.
_______________________________________________________________________

The kook-aid stand called, you drank it all.
We can talk about any amendment. TALK IS NOT ATTACKING! BIG Difference!

ctucker

August 18th, 2010
3:09 pm

A @ 3:07, Thanks for coming aboard, and please come back.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
3:10 pm

All it took for Cynthia to get 900 comments was for Jay to go on vacation. :)

A

August 18th, 2010
3:11 pm

Also, @ 2:47-it’s been proven that repeating a thing over and over can cause people to believe that it’s true.
So, thanks.

Givemebackmyrights.

August 18th, 2010
3:12 pm

Wrong choice of words and argument when you bring up the word “freedom”. Remember slavery? If anyone celebrates freedom, it would be Obama and Cynthia Tucker! ????

Are you serious? I’m so sick of people playing the whole slavery card. I mean really? When was Obama or Cynthia ever a slave? You can’t keep bringing up slavery and America’s other past mistakes as valid arguments. The only way we are going to make our country better is to stop turning to history and saying that this historical figure would have done it this way, or this other person would have done it this way. Sure those things may have worked then, but probably wouldn’t in today’s society. We cannot look at history to solve our problems for us; and we certainly should not use our history as a means of throwing stones at others. We can’t always resort back to what the leaders of our past have done. We need a leadership for today; and frankly I don’t see very many people coming forward to take that role. At least Glenn Beck is standing up for what he believes in. That more than I can say for the majority of Passive America. I just think that we as Americans are way too tolerant of Government control over our Nation. Am I wrong or isn’t the basis of our constitution that the Government works for the people??? When is the last time you saw any politician working for the people?

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
3:12 pm

larry, the 14th amendment DOES need changing.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:13 pm

I thought “A” was envy mixed with satire….

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
3:13 pm

don’t forget changing the 10th and repealing the 17th….

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:14 pm

We can talk about any amendment. TALK IS NOT ATTACKING! BIG Difference!

So you are talking about Islam, not attacking it ? Am i right on that ?

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:14 pm

ctucker

August 18th, 2010
3:09 pm
A @ 3:07, Thanks for coming aboard, and please come back.
________________________________________________________________

Cause her Liberal base is getting pounded and needs ALL HANDS ON DECK!

CT, still no rebuttal on our earlier conversation? I hope your not writing me a love letter, instead!

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:16 pm

Peadawg

Why? My understanding is much of what we’ve done with it is based on custom, that those who’ve said “citizenship by birth” is not what was intended have never had a case directly address the jurisdiction clause.

Nor have those who state with authority “this is what it means – you’re born here, you’re a citizen.”

Pablo

August 18th, 2010
3:17 pm

Odious, clever and amoral huckster… I thought you were talking about Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton for a moment there. My bad.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
3:18 pm

CT, still no rebuttal on our earlier conversation? I hope your not writing me a love letter, instead!

Not sure it’s such a good idea to draw attention to yourself, Commie.

After all she’s already banned you at least once under another nom-de-blog.

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
3:18 pm

Please. people.

Leave that most sacred document ever written, the United States Constitution, the hell alone!

Ever since the neo-cons started up their nonsense about polluting it with definitions of marriage and burning flag burners, most sane Americans don’t want you to get anywhere near it.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:19 pm

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:14 pm
We can talk about any amendment. TALK IS NOT ATTACKING! BIG Difference!

So you are talking about Islam, not attacking it ? Am i right on that ?
__________________________________________________________________

“FISH ON”

I am ATTACKING, DESTROYING and hopefully VAPORIZING Islam!

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:19 pm

Jaycation…lol.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
3:19 pm

Paul, we need to be worrying about and paying for the millions of legal babies that are aborted every year….not the illegal anchor babies. You shouldn’t be able to come across the border illegally and have a baby and the baby be legal.

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:20 pm

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
3:18 pm

I agree!!.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:20 pm

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
3:18 pm
CT, still no rebuttal on our earlier conversation? I hope your not writing me a love letter, instead!

Not sure it’s such a good idea to draw attention to yourself, Commie.

After all she’s already banned you at least once under another nom-de-blog.
_______________________________________________________________________

You are soooooooo mis-informed. Where do you get your information from, comic books?

granny godzilla

August 18th, 2010
3:21 pm

is it just me or does the troll seem smaller today?

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:22 pm

We need to cut the anchor and send these babies and mamas and daddys packing. Or open an orphanage for storage while their wonderful parents are sent packing until they can become legal or file papers to have their precious cargo delivered.

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
3:23 pm

Hey Cindy, how about this on NObama’s aunt?

Shapiro found that a U.S. official disclosed Onyango’s status and identity as Obama’s close relative and called it “a reckless and illegal violation of her right to privacy which has exposed her to great risk.”

My question is, she’s here ILLEGALLY – what right does she have? They should have sent her packing to the mother land.

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

am ATTACKING, DESTROYING and hopefully VAPORIZING Islam

Sorry, charlie. Cant doit , wouldnt be prudent. Funny thing that Constitution . I keeps people like you from denying people the freedom of religion.

So you were ATTACKING the constitution……..

ADL

August 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

@Dumb Followers

You and your friends are certainly living up to your name.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

Where do you get your information from…

Grand Forks, of course.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

It will be so nice watching Mr World/Imam Obama go down in flames.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

ONLY IN AMERICA, BABY!

In Actual In-flight (simulated) Combat Operations against the F-15, Two FA-22s were able to operate
Without detection while they went Head to head against (8) F-15s. The FA-22s scored Missile Hits (Kills) Against all the F-15 Aircraft and the FA-22s were never detected by Either the F-15s or Ground Based Radar.. Maj. Gen. Rick Lewis said: ‘The Raptor Operated Against All Adversaries with Virtual Impunity; Ground Based Systems Couldn’t Engage and NO Adversary Aircraft Survived’!

OBAMA WANTS TO CUT MILITARY SPENDING! THAT WILL WIN SOME WARS!

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
3:25 pm

government, it seems a fair question to ask that if you really are into killing sandies by the droves, why aren’t you in the sand right now?

“Priorities other than military service”?

peacawt

August 18th, 2010
3:25 pm

peadawg,

What part of abortions being legal don’t you understand? Don’t you respect the rule of law or does that only apply to immigration.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:26 pm

Peadawg

My point was, an amendment seems unnecessary. The 14th, to some, is not clear in what it says compared to how our law is now practiced. A Court case would put the matter to rest.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:27 pm

“A Court case would put the matter to rest.”

Good thing we now have Soto MayorMcCheese and Man/Bear/Pig sitting.

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:27 pm

The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:27 pm

901st…YEA BABY!!~~

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:27 pm

larry,
Your little mind cannot comphrehend! Sorry you missed or didn’t get an education. There’s still time to apply for the GED or Tech schools.

Mike K

August 18th, 2010
3:27 pm

@ctucker
“A @ 3:07, Thanks for coming aboard, and please come back.”

You didn’t think A’s comment was just a tad uncivil?

Paul

August 18th, 2010
3:29 pm

I’m here 3:24

“OBAMA WANTS TO CUT MILITARY SPENDING! THAT WILL WIN SOME WARS!”

Please clarify. Is your position every single dollar spend within DoD and every program that exists is absolutely essential and that cutting anything, in any amount, will cause us to lose future conflicts?

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
3:29 pm

Paul, call me crazy, but “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” seems pretty clear to me. :)

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:30 pm

Cutting spending to the inner city educations funds like APS would be a better idea.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
3:30 pm

“You didn’t think A’s comment was just a tad uncivil?”

No. Not when he agreed w/ Cynthia.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:30 pm

AmVet

August 18th, 2010
3:25 pm
government, it seems a fair question to ask that if you really are into killing sandies by the droves, why aren’t you in the sand right now?

“Priorities other than military service”?
_________________________________________________________________

Are they taking 53 years young now? If so, where do we all sign up. You don’t want a bunch of good ole boys hunt’in sand “N” word do ya?

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
3:30 pm

AmVet, when I get in my cups with fellow radicals and subversives, I tend to wonder if the whole thing (USA) wasn’t just some corporation disguised as a Republic to begin with. Kinda like the CEO changes, and the board changes from time to time, but the shareholders don’t really have power. sometimes dividends are paid, and sometimes the stock does well, but the “ruling class” ALWAYS get paid, and strange as it seems, when it’s greed and lust for power threaten to destroy it, it sacrifices the shareholders instead of doing the honorable thing (think Japanese officers after WWII).

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:30 pm

I drink water from the toilet!

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:31 pm

Actually , my mind comphrehends just fine.

Maybe you should read the 1st admendment of the constitution every once in a while .

HDB

August 18th, 2010
3:32 pm

Peadawg August 18th, 2010
3:12 pm
“larry, the 14th amendment DOES need changing.”

So, have you noticed what is happening in Germany……only the white people consider themselves as German by heritage…and that nation is further balkanized than before!! If you change the 14th Amendment, would only white people here be considered as Americans??

Discrimination rears its ugly head…..again!! Back to the ’50s we go!!

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:33 pm

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

August 18th, 2010
3:33 pm

Uh no HDB…try again.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:35 pm

Paul

Are you dense? There is waste in EVERY Government run program, agency, dept., etc. Are you SIR in favor of a STRONG or WEAK military?

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
3:38 pm

The 14th Amendment has already been challenged. In US v Wong Kim Ark. That’s when birthright citizenship precedent was established, as well as what the term”jurisdiction” meant.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:38 pm

larry

August 18th, 2010
3:31 pm
Actually , my mind comphrehends just fine.

Maybe you should read the 1st admendment of the constitution every once in a while .
____________________________________________________________

Okay, maybe your just lost. I have posted on here about 12 times, the following. (Try printing it out)

Build it, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!

Now, any questions?

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
3:39 pm

Here to Help-

Just cause I have heard you say it before. Since when does throwing money at things make something strong or weak. Are you for a strong or weak educatonal system. Should we throw more money at that?

Peadawg

August 18th, 2010
3:39 pm

“So, have you noticed what is happening in Germany?”

Nope. Don’t really care.

“If you change the 14th Amendment, would only white people here be considered as Americans??”

Nope. Where’d you get that from? If you’re a legal American, you’re a legal American. This doesn’t have to do w/ color. nice try though.

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:39 pm

I have a name jacker. I feel so faint!

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
3:40 pm

Rita

August 18th, 2010
3:42 pm

I’m From the Goverenment @1:19
Rita

Do you own work and stop asking for assistance. Be a BIG girl and try it!”

Oh, this is fun! I’ve already done my research. There is no evidence that “GE owner of NBC gave Obama millions”. You know you can’t back it up. I guess you didn’t expect to get called on it in front of all these other posters.

Maybe you’ll be better prepared when you gear up to p***** away yet another day tomorrow .

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:44 pm

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
3:39 pm
Here to Help-

Just cause I have heard you say it before. Since when does throwing money at things make something strong or weak. Are you for a strong or weak educatonal system. Should we throw more money at that
============================================================

We should actually close it and educate kids in a private format. How many stupid people is the government schools going to produce before we wake up. Liberals make the best case for this arguement .

I'm Here From The Government and I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:46 pm

Rita Dear,

In the last hour I made more money than you did last week.

backupfromzero

August 18th, 2010
3:46 pm

Just looking in from the outside, I find that the issue of the mosque site is seperate from the issue of what GB is doing on that day. Stick to the point,GB knows exactly what he’s doing there and I feel that there are millions that will have found it offensive by the end of the day.

Kamchak

August 18th, 2010
3:47 pm

How many stupid people is the government schools going to produce before we wake up. Liberals make the best case for this arguement[sic] .

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
3:47 pm

Here to help-

How is educating those in a private format going to make kids smarter. To educate takes good teachers, good parents, and a student willing to learn. If you don’t have that, public or private then you will still have dumb kids.

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
3:48 pm

wow …..CT on page 9…I am duly impressed….just wish you would answer more when people respond back….like telling me there was no discussion of global cooling in the late 70’s….

and if those comments are what “A” represents? Can I buy another vowel?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
3:49 pm

Some People are stupid

Governor orders investigation into CRCT cheating at Atlanta schools.

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
3:51 pm

Here to help-
..uhmm..ok….what does the governor ordering a probe into cheating have to do with anything?

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
3:51 pm

Some People are stupid
August 18th, 2010
3:47 pm

Here to help-

How is educating those in a private format going to make kids smarter. To educate takes good teachers, good parents, and a student willing to learn. If you don’t have that, public or private then you will still have dumb kids.
_______________________________________________________________

“Fish ON”

When you PAY for the education, guess what happens? You do ten times better! WHY? Your PAYING, NOT FREE LOADING!!!

I'm here from the government and I'm here to help

August 18th, 2010
3:53 pm

Some People are stupid
August 18th, 2010
3:51 pm

Here to help-
..uhmm..ok….what does the governor ordering a probe into cheating have to do with anything?
___________________________________________________________

I’m being nice this time.

Why are they cheating? More funds and the law says they have to pass.

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
3:56 pm

Here to help-

Again, you miss the point.
Three parts into successfully educating
1.Teachers
2.PArents
3. Kids.

The kid isn’t paying for anything, so if he wants to d*ck around in class, his parents paying for it has no effect. And I know plenty of people who have failed out of private school.

And what about families who have lost their jobs, isn’t part of personal responsibilty cutting back on unneccessary expenses. Wouldn’t private school count as one of thoses expenses on the chopping block. There are a lot of successful people who went to public schools. I am pretty sure you went to a public school

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
3:58 pm

Ahem. John Lewis was a civil rights leader — a rather famous one – And he still uses it 60 years later. But what has he actually done in congress? Racial pimp like Jessie and Al Sharpton.

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
3:59 pm

Here to help-
I’m being nice this time.

Why are they cheating? More funds and the law says they have to pass.

Uhmm…if you are a true conservative, as you claim to be, the test is state administered. Isn’t that a states right issue to determine if they have to pass a certain test. Shouldn’t states determine the basic qualifications to receive a degree from the state? Is it wrong for states to tie state funding to test scores? What about the 10th amendment

I'm Here From The Government And I'm Here To Help

August 18th, 2010
3:59 pm

Rita,

I just at a moon-pie with my earnings…

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
4:08 pm

here’s an idea for all those “amend the Constitution” types. remember, this is a paleo-neo-Carlinist idea, which is rooted in the core belief that the Constitution itself is a card trick. let’s just change the numbers. you know, let’s let the 14th amendment deal with gun ownership and the 2nd amendment have to do with relgious freedom and free speech, and the 1st amendment can address “equal protection” and “citizenship”. makes sense to me, which means no “right” is inalienable or bestowed by ANY creator. see my first post today, like any other commodity, rights are bought and sold for the profit of a few.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
4:09 pm

I’m here 3:35

[[Are you dense?]]

According to my wife, yeah, most of the time.

[[ There is waste in EVERY Government run program, agency, dept., etc. Are you SIR in favor of a STRONG or WEAK military?]]

But at 3:24 you wrote ““OBAMA WANTS TO CUT MILITARY SPENDING! THAT WILL WIN SOME WARS!”” which is why I asked you if you think every dollar and every program in DoD is vital and cutting any will cause us to lose wars? Then you said there’s waste in every program?

Seems rather contradictory.

Some People 3:38

I believe the Wong case had more to do with the Chinese Exclusion Act than settling the issue of jurisdiction.

Peadawg

I believe if that clause was specifically litigated the issue would be pretty much settled.

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
4:11 pm

Paul-
One of the precedents out of the Wong Case was the issue of jurisdicton, and the definition of those born on us soil(jus soli) are classified as citizens except in the instances given in that decision.

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
4:14 pm

was Wong the Asian guy who was Al Czervek’s (Rodney Dangerifield) guess at Bushwood C.C in Caddyshack? OOPS, that was Wang; “hey Wang, it’s a parking lot…”

ButtHead

August 18th, 2010
4:15 pm

CT, all you loser liberals should take note that when you invoke the name of Martin Luther King remember he was a REPUBLICAN. Come on loser liberals, show me any proof that this is not a FACT.

Paul

August 18th, 2010
4:18 pm

Some people

I’ve read more than one journal article stating that’s a common misreading of the decision.

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
4:20 pm

ButtHead-
MLK was a republican; however, during the debate over the civil rights act, those democrats or dixiecrats who were opposed to it switched to the republican party. Thats when the republican prty became the party of the south. If MLK was alive now, he would probably( based off his readings) would have very little in common with the republican party. If you look at republican party ideology, they differ from those of the republicans of MLK’s times.

Some People are stupid

August 18th, 2010
4:21 pm

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
4:22 pm

three part to successful education:
1 – Parents
2 – Parents
3 – Parents

Some People may be stupid, but so are Some Teachers (or APS Board members). If a kid doesn’t “learn” the importance of learning at home, he could go to Yale or Harvard (W) and still be stupid.

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
4:27 pm

damn,,,,paleo….your 4.22 is right on….and its scary to agree with you. However, there is still ENTIRELY to much political meddling with and by teachers…

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:28 pm

How about instead of Glenn Beck we discuss:
A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows 61 percent of those surveyed believe the economy has gotten worse or stayed the same on Obama’s watch. Americans are also growing increasingly frustrated with the progress Obama has made in bringing the country out of the recession, with just 41 percent approving of his handling of the economy, down from 44 percent in April.
mmm, mmm, mmm…………

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the Lair Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:41 pm

I have a anal fixation, cause my daddy loved me a little too much!

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:43 pm

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the Lair Obama – BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:41 pm
I have a anal fixation, cause my daddy loved me a little too much!

Come up with your own name – flatery will get you nowhere. DOUCEBAG!

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:44 pm

BTW, what’s a Lair?

Paul

August 18th, 2010
4:44 pm

Some people

If I’m incorrect, someone will bring a suit and it’ll get turned down. I’m still trying to figure out who has standing if the Feds don’t want it addressed, though.

I’ve said before it reminds me of the gun control cases – both sides were happier with the status quo and posturing and getting in donations than they would be with actually advancing the case to the Court.

Then the politics changed -

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the Liar Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:45 pm

Mommy says I’m the best french kisser she’s ever had!

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the Liar Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:47 pm

I sleep with a Hannity night-light so those meany liberals won’t scare me….

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:47 pm

Also, LIAR is capitalized, DUMBASSS

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the Liar Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
4:50 pm

I love tickle fights in my limbaugh jammies, although sometimes I tinkle…

Your Name Here

August 18th, 2010
4:58 pm

CT: You’ve taken Beck’s John Lewis comment out of context. He wasn’t directing his comment at John Lewis.

It was regarding a photo op the Democrats took for passing Medicare reform. In the photo, Nancy Pelosi carried a large gavel as she led a procession of Democrats down a Capitiol driveway.

They were holding hands/linking arms, and John Lewis was in the front row (probably not by accident). The photo was obviously staged to invoke images of the cicil rights movement – and Beck simply took note.

STONE COLD REALITY

August 18th, 2010
5:08 pm

What are you Obamabots going to do when the REAL change comes. When the government controls what you eat, where you live and whether you live or die. You may despise Beck but he only asks that you open your ideas to the reality that is coming. He doesn’t ask you to believe any of what he says, he asks you to go research it for yourself.
What you people fail to realize is that you are helping lay the path for what will be abused by the “power” we will clamor to save us. You are all sheep being led to slaughter as you argue over silly diversions like Gay rights and the location of a mosque. The country HAS been stolen, your Social Security money??? ALL GONE. Your medicare? Gone.
You don’t beleive me go look at the budget… there is no way to get back what you have put in…thats why they let the illegals in. WE HAVE TO HAVE THEIR TAX MONEY, whatever little we get!! You traded your childrens futures for comforts and luxuries and now will ask them to suffer for it. Shame on all of you for letting it happen, Republican and Democrates both….may you all burn in hell.

Arthur Thompson

August 18th, 2010
5:13 pm

I worked at AJC in the 70′ as a accounting intern. I used to take the paper all throught the 80’s and 9s; but dropped taking the paper when it became a black only platform and I might add mostly black employees as applied there in mid 2000s was interviewed by a black manager and dismissed with a very obvious how hum we are black and will not hire whites..It is this same attitude that constantly permeates CT’ articles blasting white while holding high and mighty anything Black. This paper is obviously racist to tolerate her rants and should be taken off publication . Oh I guess it has since it has shrunk.. readership off by half of course most of the remaining readers can barely read the headlines and only respond if there is a black picture.!!

Larry Jones

August 18th, 2010
5:19 pm

arthur,

your a racist.

Martin Williams

August 18th, 2010
5:20 pm

Let Beck be Beck and Sarah be Sarah and let their nonsense followers/listeners continue to do so.

Rita

August 18th, 2010
5:38 pm

I’m Here From The Government And I’m Here To Help

“In the last hour I made more money than you did last week.”

Really, REALLY doubt that. But, oooooooh, I guess you told me! What, are you 12 years old?

“I just at a moon-pie with my earnings…”

Aah, you get paid in moonpies. So you are 12 years old. That’s settled then.

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
5:48 pm

Arthur,

Its kinda obvious that when the fastest growing area in the nation (the south) and its most dynamic city (Atlanta) has a paper that first has to merge due to shrinking circulation (for those who dont know the constitution was morning paper, and the journal was the evening edition – or reverse, its been so long I dont remember), then continued to shink….well, this is the conservative south. And the AJC ignored that to its own detriment long ago. And dont give me the argument that all print media is shrinking. I just moved back home to Atlanta and not all papers are shrinking (the Jacksonville Sun Times is conservative and is growing) The liberal print media are killing themselves, slowly but surely. You want to know one of the biggest shocks on moving back to Atlanta? the paper shrunk by 2/3’s…its a shell of what it was, even in the late 90’s. Yet conservative media keeps growing (yes, boys and girls, thats right wing hate radio) becuase thats the only place we hear reasonable discussion without being shouted down by people who are scared to patiently make their points (and be respectful, by the way)

markie mark

August 18th, 2010
5:50 pm

well, had fun watching all the hysteria….but my workday is done, and its off to the Braves game….

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the LIAR Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

August 18th, 2010
5:53 pm

News Flash: Obama Says Social Security ‘Not in Crisis,’ No Need for New ‘Schemes’

He must be out of his mind on this one….mmm, mmm, mmm.

Alabamer

August 18th, 2010
6:09 pm

MiltonMan – did you even read the article by Ms. Tucker?

Ms. Chokesondic

August 18th, 2010
6:11 pm

Cynthia – and the rest of the liberals on here lumping all Republicans together – I would wager that the vast majority of Republicans will tell you that muslims have every right to build that mosque near Ground Zero, and in the same breath tell you that they would be insensitive fools to do so. And after seeking input from community would be foolish to proceed as the act would be inflammatory.

With that said, what liberals on this board would defend the Klan’s plan to set up an office next door to the King Center? How do you feel defending their rights under the 1st and 14th amendments? The door has got to swing both ways!

paleo neo-Carlinist

August 18th, 2010
6:14 pm

Stone Cold, never has one assumed such a silly moniker:

What are you Obamabots going to do when the REAL change comes?

The “change” has come and gone. We had a white, Republican Yale/Harvard grad in the White House. Now we have a mixed race, Democrat Columbia/Harvard grad in the White House. eva-thang else is about the same.

When the government controls what you eat, where you live and whether you live or die.

- the government has not power, Sport (Kam). the government is controlled by corporate interests, and corporations control these “choices” already. your “reality” is controlled by others. get used to it.

You may despise Beck but he only asks that you open your ideas to the reality that is coming. He doesn’t ask you to believe any of what he says, he asks you to go research it for yourself.

- is that what he does? I thought he cried a lot and begged the White House to call his “bat phone”? Why would ANY critical thinking, intelligent American heed the advice of a babbling, racist, fear-mongering drunk? (who is not Mel Gibson) “Research”? Wow, why didn’t I think of that? You mean I have to read stuff to learn stuff?

What you people fail to realize is that you are helping lay the path for what will be abused by the “power” we will clamor to save us. You are all sheep being led to slaughter as you argue over silly diversions
like Gay rights and the location of a mosque.

– First smart thing you said. Who is “clamoring” about the mosque and gay rights?

The country HAS been stolen, your Social Security money??? ALL GONE. Your medicare? Gone.

- I bet if you looked hard enought, some of that money might be found on the Goldman Sachs balance sheet (among others) or in the coffers of Haliburton, Lockheed-Martin, EDS; or just buried in the sand in the Iraqi desert.

You don’t beleive me go look at the budget… there is no way to get back what you have put in…thats why they let the illegals in. WE HAVE TO HAVE THEIR TAX MONEY, whatever little we get!! You traded your childrens futures for comforts and luxuries and now will ask them to suffer for it. Shame on all of you for letting it happen, Republican and Democrates both….may you all burn in hell.

– nice finish. we’ll keep your seat warm.

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vietvet

August 18th, 2010
7:18 pm

BECK FOR PRESIDENT – 2012

The biggest threat to the US is the Federal goverment!!

BTW: I am a redneck – With 2 Master’s degrees

vietvet

August 18th, 2010
7:26 pm

Hay CT,
When are you going to do an article about the wonderful NYC authorities who refuse to let the Greek Orthodox Church rebuild the historic little church destroyed at ground Zero while approving a Moslem Temple to celebrate the terrorists???

Algonquin j. Calhoun

August 18th, 2010
7:46 pm

I grew up in Louisiana in the middle of the 20th century. There was a billboard I recall seeing, of Martin Luther King Jr. in a classroom. The caption underneath stated the photo was of Dr. King in a communist classroom. The ignorant accepted that load of dung just exactly as they now accept anything said by Beck. He’s the lowest of the low but he’s not as low as the intellectual insects who gobble up his garbage!

mswoman

August 18th, 2010
10:28 pm

Christians, Sarah Palin, Glen Beck and Ground Zero Mosque

I am glad you gave me this opportunity to talk about the history of this great nation. The original English Colonist drifted to America’s shores because they had been exiled from Europe and marked as incorrigible criminals, murders, thieves, serial killers, and rapist. They were put in a boat and exiled because of the evil they wrought. The group of ex-cons had no idea where they were going until the boat hit the rocks (Plymouth Rock)and the first person that put his foot on land was Christopher Columbus, the serial rapist and murder.

They stumbled upon the Indians. The Indians were shocked to see the people and unable to take their eyes off them, observing they weren’t red like them, nevertheless, they were kind and offered to share their food. The Indians named this group of people, “Pilgrims” because they were lost and new to the land. The Indians taught them how to hunt, fish, cultivate the land, make weapons, smoke their peace pipe and wash themselves and taught the women how to cook.

The Indians was having a special day of Thanks. Neighboring Indians traveled for miles bringing food and gifts and they called this day Thanksgiving. The Indians laid out the food and gifts on the table and asked the Pilgrims to pray and eat. The Pilgrims did not know how to pray, so the Indians taught them. After the meal was completed the Indians bowed their head once again to pray and thanked God that they could share their food with the Pilgrims. As they bowed their head, using the weapons that the Indians taught them how to make, massacred them and began to take over their land killing everyone in sight, forgetting their kindness. To this day, some Indian tribes cry on Thanksgiving. The wounded Indians that survived passed the story from generation to generation.
To the very few Indians that survived the massacre by running and hiding, he named this man, the “White” man. Great violence, grief and suffering were heaped on their land, their blood spilled to the ground. As the years went by and these pilgrims multiplied, savagely they went through the country, killing, burning, raping destroying and brining evil upon the land, because, for one thing, that’s all they knew, that’s why they had to be exiled from Europe in the first place. After they had killed, and violated the land, still with blood on their hands and heart while wiping the sweat from their brow from all the hard work of killing, they kneeled on their knees and prayed and thanked God for this “Great Land of Liberty” that they had discovered in 1492.

From that time, up until now, any human being that came across their path not looking exactly like them, they brutally murdered them, or enslaved them-treating them with every bit of savage cruelty. This “White man” Christopher Columbus and his posse made sure that tradition would continue until this day. Why this America has been at war with just about every country in the world leaving blood behind and taking some with them. Each time, they bow their head and “Thank God, for this great Christian Nation”.

Judy

August 18th, 2010
11:55 pm

Seriously, is there anyone at Fox, who has any intelligence. They are all mouthpieces with nothing between the ears. They twist history, lie with a straight face, are racist, make Americans look stupid to the rest of the world.

The best thing for Americans would be to disable Fox network during the tourist season so that non-Americans would not be of the opinion that Americans are like the folks at Fox.

Get your facts straight.

August 19th, 2010
9:19 am

“And he is so ignorant of the civil rights movement that he once claimed that U.S. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) was trying to mimic a civil rights leader. Ahem. John Lewis was a civil rights leader — a rather famous one.”

C’mon, get your facts straight…he was criticizing Pelosi and others that were linking arms with him. He say THEY were mimicking civil rights leaders. And he said shame on John Lewis because he was there for the civil rights movement, he was a leader.

Jennifer

August 19th, 2010
9:20 am

I don’t usually comment on blog posts, especially posts as hateful and divisive as this one. There are many things that could be said, but I will simply say this: the woman who wrote this piece is confused about what the 8/28 rally is and what is stands for. I doubt she has ever listened to Beck long enough to acually hear what he says. Or perhaps she just doesn’t want to hear it because it doesn’t fit in her worldview. I believe that MLK would be standing beside Beck (and ALVEDA KING) on the stage on 8/28.

Desperation, Thy Name Is Cynthia Tucker

August 19th, 2010
9:20 am

:::sniff::: :::sniff:::

I smell desperation.

It must be that Cynthia Tucker wants to have more visitors to her blog, so she writes a hit piece about Glenn Beck with no facts, no links – just a collection of hate-filled rants and whining.

Well, you got what you want, Cynthia.

Huckster

August 19th, 2010
9:26 am

Cynthia,

You are the Huckster spewing propaganda.

You say “He has called President Obama a racist repeatedly”. No, he did it once and then explained directly with facts why he said that. One of those pesky facts includes Obama using the phrase “typical white person” and saying that a certain type of reaction to a situation has been engrained into her when speaking of his own grandmother. Those comments made by Candidate Obama at that time are in fact racially based.

You say “And he is so ignorant of the civil rights movement that he once claimed that U.S. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) was trying to mimic a civil rights leader”. No you are twisting things to fit your agenda. Beck was talking about Lewis, Pelosi and the others marching through the healthcare bill protestors with thier arms locked mimicing the civil rights marchers. In fact Beck said “shame on you” to Lewis because he was there (civil rights march) and felt that they were belittling that march by mimicing it for healthcare

Also, Dr King talked about rights to INDIVIDUALS and content of character which are things that Beck also speaks about.

What is your proof of your apparently baseless statement “He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others”?

Professor Phat Bubba

August 19th, 2010
10:42 am

“a clever and amoral huckster who inflames and incites the lowest passions of his audience”

…whoops, sorry…At first I could have sworn you were referring to Karl Marx.

Dan Erwin

August 19th, 2010
11:48 am

Wow – Cynthia is a Pullitzer prize winner? I guess they hand those out for “style” not “content”. There’s a few words that sum up this piece. Cynthia is either a liar, or she’s just plain lazy. (How about doing a little “fact checking” instead of just “saying things”). And, Cynthia is apparently some sort of Communist(?) – being against the freedom of speech. Nice work. You should be removed from writing for anything…anything!

Your Name Here

August 19th, 2010
12:26 pm

@MS WOMAN: Your rant is the biggest collection of Lies, Revisionism, and Pure Bullsht I have read in a long, long time. You are a useless excuse for a human being.

B

August 19th, 2010
12:42 pm

Unlike my predecessor I find it remarkable you are paid for your drivel and think your ethical compass is a tragedy.

Jennifer

August 19th, 2010
12:55 pm

Now Cynthia, shame on you! The only one lying here seems to be YOU. Please name one lie that Glenn has told. Glenn has NEVER called Obama a racist. I suggest that you not throw stones from your little glass house.

Joel

August 19th, 2010
3:15 pm

What a joke of an article…

Your attempt to lam-blast Beck is missing a few imp’t issues – like facts. Just saying something doesn’t make it true and your article is simply full of lies and unfounded character assasinations.

In other words you penned a partisan hit-piece and you look like a fool for not doing your homework ahead of time.

I feel sorry for you.

JJ

August 19th, 2010
3:34 pm

Jesse Jackson and Glenn Beck are the same person.

JJ

August 19th, 2010
3:35 pm

Jennifer,
Glenn Beck said that Obama hates white people. He said it on Fox.

ashley

August 19th, 2010
3:35 pm

CT,

Will you please list Beck’s lies? I bet my list of Obama lies will be 10 times longer than yours. Care to accept my challenge or are you just a typical gutless, lying, Neo-Comm coward?

August West

August 19th, 2010
4:29 pm

It’s amazing the level of denial those on the left are in. Cynthia Tucker will probably deny she ever wrote this blog post after Beck refers back to it…Oh he already has- oops.

Those on the left, like Tucker, will be eating their words (and then some) on the following Monday morning after 8/28.

They have greatly mis-calculated Beck on this one. They can’t help but fill the position of the stone throwers. There will be people who will be joining hands, on stage, and coming together at this event that will cause many on the left to break into a cold sweat and pass out. I can hear it now, “Why are they here!?”, “I thought they were a liberal!”, How dare they participate in this!”.

You see, this isn’t about left/right, Democrat/Republican. This is about restoration of values we all can agree on. But people, like Tucker, don’t have any desire to “come together”.

Cynthia Tucker has every right to remain in denial, ignore the facts, and look away from the truth for as long as she wishes. But in the end, when all the talking heads have spewed their venom and yucked it up with their fellow useful idiots, the masses will see what the truth is. On one side will be a bunch of arrogant tomato throwers, on the other side a group of people praying, singing songs of celebration, hugging, and holding hands.

The real question is, what side will you be standing on?

Michael

August 19th, 2010
5:21 pm

…and people wonder why NO ONE is reading or watching anything these liberal idiots write and say anymore. The only way they get any attention at all is when they link themselves to those who are actually successful at what they do like Mr. Beck, Rush and Hannity…Keep up the good work Cynthia, I’m sure the couple hundred folks that read your “articles” were very pleased with it…LMFAO!!!

John Gault

August 19th, 2010
6:34 pm

Glen did not say John Lewis was mimicking a civil rights leader. If you had really seen the show and saw the photos that were compared you know he was saying that Pelosi, Lewis and Company were mimicking a photo of MLK. The only difference is the somber and serious attitude of MLK and his followers as compared to Pelosi who was laughing and making light of the situation.

philip eibling

August 19th, 2010
9:34 pm

All I would like to know from Cynthia is when did Glenn Beck say or did deny rights to others, you libs are one crazy bunch of people!

bollox

August 20th, 2010
9:07 am

The Comms, in typical fashion, are simply using this “historic” date to get what they want against Beck. In reality they care nothing about MLK or blacks in general (as proven by their track record and lack of representatives in Washington) and only want their vote. Frauds and Uncle Toms like CT contribute to this is brainwashing.

Allan Davis

August 20th, 2010
9:29 am

Like any good liberal, Putz prize winner Cynthia never lets the truth get in the way of a good inflamatory story or opinion. When 70% of Americans opposeher views (give or take a few percent), I would say she proves the old axiom “Tis bet to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”…Yes that is a trite old saw, but very accurate.

Kaipo

August 20th, 2010
2:57 pm

“There is nothing too base for him to say; no lie too odious for him to repeat; no smear too vile for him to include as part of his schtick”.
Ms Tucker, you fail to state the lies and smear by Beck. Your piece is unfortunately full of the same thing you accuse beck of- which is vile and smear. Irony of the highest order. Typical of liberals- they are personal and emotional devoid of facts. Most of the time, I dont watch Beck- not for anything he does or does not do. But the few times I have-he was informative on the History of America. Ms Tucker has tried to smear conservatives who by the way, are correct most of the time on most of the issues.

craigkraig

August 20th, 2010
8:09 pm

Dr Laura used the N-word.
Jennifer Aniston used the R-word
Shirley Sherrod used the F-word(folk)
Cynthia Tucker used the H-word(huckster)
I’ll be damned.

arlene

August 20th, 2010
11:21 pm

Enter your comments here

Scott

August 20th, 2010
11:28 pm

You’re the one who is lying, Cynthia. Glenn Beck is not a liar or a huckster. And just because Sarah Palin is speaking, that automatically makes it a political event? Huh?? What a load of crap. The 8/28 event will be a great event.

arlene

August 20th, 2010
11:29 pm

Let’s wait and see what happens on 8/28. I think it will be uplifting and uniting. At least Glenn Beck is trying to be a uniter as our President claimed he was going to be. NOT… As for Sarah Palin, she will not be giving a political speech, she will be introducing some of the military speakers and military guests that will be there. Let’s see what Cynthia has to say after the event. One can only hope she will give it an honest critique.

NancyY

August 22nd, 2010
1:58 pm

I find it so ironic, that some people are so quickly inflamed by Glenn Beck. It amazes me that he actually has the historical facts to back up his so called”lies.” I believe that it has been the government run educational systems that has distorted. lied and denied the actual truth on the history of the United States of America. I find it so ironic that much of what Mr. Beck has been saying for the past 2 years has and is happening……..how do you answer that?!?!

God Bless America, from a foreigner with green card

August 23rd, 2010
3:23 pm

Forgive them father, for they no not what it means to be free…only people who come from another country appriciate faith and America. Liberal Americans can talk but they don’t move away from America, why don’t they move to another foreign country if they have no respect for good will,and freedom. That’s why Liberals are ruining America’s freedom

CraigC

August 25th, 2010
8:30 am

Just take a look at the comments and decide for yourself which group has more hate. You will find that the left thinkers are much more vile. You might have the media, you might have the power, and CT you might have a loud pen, but you are not fooling very many.

bkjohnston

August 25th, 2010
4:33 pm

Social Justice is NOT a theological concept. It is a politcal term which means socialism.

Melissa

August 26th, 2010
4:28 pm

I don’t think there is anything worng with him speaking on that date. I don’t think people realize the state our country is in, for some reason everyone has become blind to what is going on and perhaps by going back to our founding beliefs, beliefs that were of Dr. Kings for peace and equality and love. We are not even an american country anymore, we let any nationality from every country and relgious backgroundsand line of thinking whether it be moral or not completely rule us.

Good for Mr. Beck!

Chris Sanchez

August 27th, 2010
6:22 am

Amazingly Ms. Tucker arrives at the right conclusion…even if nearly every thought she used to get there is flawed. What has Beck said that is factually untrue…do tell Ms. Tucker!

yourlittlebluebirdofhope

August 27th, 2010
6:31 am

Most of you have missed the point of it all. Beck wants everyone to take a look at yourself, and find that true honor that should be there. By most of the comments, displays nothing but a mockery of what you should be saying. I don’t care what you think of Beck, he is not what the agenda is, in “Restoring Honor” in one’s self. If you can’t look deep inside yourself, and find some kind of honor you have more than Beck to worry about. Honor is having some kind of respect for yourself, some kind of morals, some kind of self discipline, some kind of taking responsibility for what you do or say, having some kind of self worthiness. So when you look at your neighbor you can say you have done your part at setting an example to others that may look up to you, like your neighbor, your children, that younger sibling, or the other Countries that look at the United States of America as that beacon on the hill that stand for freedom, honor, and a heart for caring for others. May God bless you all with the chance of setting our Nation back on course, to Greatness? The place we should have been the whole time. With Love “yourlittlebluebirdofhope”!!

The REAL GodHatesTrash, Superstar

August 27th, 2010
6:54 am

The Beckistanis are an updated version of the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. Let’s face it, the only reason they are going to DC is because they think a Kenyan is living in the White House.

Donna Fernandez

August 27th, 2010
7:35 am

“Beck is…amoral”? “…lowest passions of his audience”? “…has chosen to schedule his rally at the Lincoln Memorial for August 28″? “…a crowd, who then believe they should be able to impose their views on others”? “…the US Constitution protects the rights of minorities from the inflamed passions of a mob”? “but I don’t believe King would have tried to deny him his rally on Aug. 28″? CYNTHIA TUCKER’S vitriol has blinded her to reality. WE DON’T LIKE WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO OUR COUNTRY! And, we certainly don’t like NEWS MEDIA expressing OPINION and not news. How dare ANYONE make such declarative statements about another’s motives! You, Cynthia Tucker (among others who have shamed the media industry) need to report the FACTS and not your personal anger management issues. But, hey, thanks for all of the extra hype for this event. May it be even bigger than expected and far bigger than your vomitous mouth.

Afraid1

August 27th, 2010
8:09 am

Just reading these posts makes me so fearful for my children. I am amazed that we have gotten to the point where we seem to be such hateful people ! Anyone with half a brain knows that Glenn Beck’s choice of this date was clearly intentional. Glen Beck’s message is poison for all.

Jim

August 27th, 2010
8:36 am

This article conveniently leaves out Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr. as a key note speaker. She may be the most important speaker of the event. Both the NAACP and Al Sharpton are being manipulative by not bringing this point up as well as Media Matters, Huffington Post, AlterNet, CBS News, Washington City Paper and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Again we get the story the main media wants us to hear. Why can’t we ever get the whole story rather than their version of the story. Stop spinning and just report!!!

keef

August 27th, 2010
8:48 am

Reverand King is NOT a doctor and it is slap in the face of those who EARNED their PhD. His dissertation had MASSIVE PLAGIARISM issues which was found by grad students and researchers in the 1980’s… Boston University embarrassingly spun it by paraphrasing: King just did not cite his references thus some content “looks like he utilized it as his own….B.S. ANY other grad student who did that would be summarily dismissed with NO way to re-enroll….

Roger Johnson

August 27th, 2010
10:03 am

You liberals are just squirming with frustration aren’t you? Guess what, It’s all of you own making and you don’t even know it. Glenn Beck isn’t the only one who sees right through you.

Harvey

August 27th, 2010
10:05 am

What I understand is MLK was all about the content of character, not social justice. He wanted to be judged and held accountable on his actions and not make excuses. MLK was a great man, funny how you didn’t mention his niece will be in attendance supporting the rally. You have predicted a lot of what will happen, if it doesn’t I hope you will recant your words and say sorry to Mr. Beck.

Brandon

August 27th, 2010
10:39 am

Glenn Beck For President!!

Football Bat

August 27th, 2010
11:07 am

CT and AJC are a disgrace. Anyone who has actually studied Beck knows he stands for equal opportunities for all, not equal outcomes. Dispel the myths and omissions in our history and restore honor and the ground rules – the Constitution. Promote Honor, Charity, Hope, Love, Faith.

Now really, who’s the demagogues here? It’s the liars at the AJC, Huff Post, Media Matters and the other “Mainstream.” Cursing leaders of an enlightenment will be your undoing.

David

August 27th, 2010
11:19 am

Yay Cynthia! Thanks for an unbiased media view! You’re awesome!

Interested observer

August 27th, 2010
11:32 am

It’s amazing the blatant assumptions this “journalist” makes about this event. Guess what? People who think for themselves (yourself inlcuded) have a right to speak their minds in a peaceful manner. It’s sad you have to throw out accusations and names to get your weak point across. Maybe you should watch Mr. Beck once in a while……

Jeff H

August 27th, 2010
11:44 am

To those who are against this rally by Glenn Beck. The last time I checked, it is called the Lincoln Memorial, a National Monument. Not the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, This event is intended to educate people about the struggles of the Equal Rights Movement. About people that assisted and or played large parts in these struggles. Maybe Glenn Beck will present a different view than you might have. I guess what your view is the only view that matters. Are you a racist against people who have something to say that may differ from your view? If he was giving this rally at 501 Auburn Ave. in Atlanta. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthplace or at the King Center. I could understand any person complaining. Maybe Glenn Beck could donate some money to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation to build a memorial somewhere in the National Mall. But certain liberals just can’t understand someone trying to promote good and not spew evil comments about someone they don’t personally know I love the way liberals complain about conservatives promoting their values. As if conservatives never hear liberals spouting their views. What is wrong with certain liberals that think they are the only ones that are allowed to voice their views? This works both ways, each side of the fence. Why do liberals always have to pull out the (getting old) race card. It should be a two way street, not a one way street, Freedom of speech, no matter how brilliant or ignorant the words may be. They still have the right to say those words according to the laws of the United States of America’s Constitution.

Eric Cruz

August 27th, 2010
12:30 pm

Mrs. Tucker is misinformed and attacking character. I don’t think that she gets Dr. Martin Luther King’s message “I Have a Dream” ALL RACE TO COME TOGETHER! Don’t judge by the color of skin but the content of character. If anyone would slam Dr. Martin Luther King it would be Mrs. Tucker because, after all MLK was a “REPUBLICAN” I am a minority and ashamed of people like her who uses character assassination instead of arguing the issues. Thank God that people have sense enough to listen at both sides of every issue in effort of making a fair and balanced decision.

Bryan

August 27th, 2010
12:34 pm

Funny that Glen Beck is a huckster, but Al Sharpton isn’t included in that description. Think his race might be the diffrence?