Donald Duck meets another cartoon figure, Glenn Beck

Donald Duck was always the Everyman in the Disney menagerie, a fact used to greatl effect in this little bit of political brilliance.

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josef nix

October 4th, 2010
7:00 am

I don’t care who you are, thass funny!

Good chuckle for starting the week. Thanks. Y’all play nice, now….off to work I go…

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
7:03 am

Josef…did you notice the wrong word early in the closed captioning?

JohnnyReb

October 4th, 2010
7:05 am

Cute and funny; Beck would laugh also. I listen to Beck on the radio and watch his TV program almost every day of the week. He is not the enemy. I won’t be around to debate that; it’s off to work I go.

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
7:12 am

Good one, Jay. I especially enjoyed the ending.

arnold

October 4th, 2010
7:20 am

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry.

Normal

October 4th, 2010
7:27 am

That sure does explain a lot, Johnny Reb… ;)

Mick

October 4th, 2010
7:34 am

**He is not the enemy**

No, but he doesn’t help matters any by whipping up conspiracies that may provoke someone on the fringe into a reaction. Rodeo clown laughing and crying all the way to the bank.

stands for decibels

October 4th, 2010
7:35 am

Brilliant.

Although if this mashup attracts the kind of attention it deserves, God help Rebellious Pixels after the Disney enforcers get done with them (him/her…)

Thomas Paine's Ghostwriter

October 4th, 2010
7:42 am

Bookman’s commenters can’t relate to the national dialogue unless it’s depicted in a cartoon. It’s like when Beetoven’s Fifth was set to disco music in the 70’s. And I thought we couldn’t get any worse. If only Bush had animated the proof of WMDs in Iraq, eh?

This cartoon will appeal to the thinkers here. Bookman knows his audience.

Del

October 4th, 2010
7:44 am

Well the left is so desperate they’ve come up with cartoons. Must admit it was enjoyable to see a Donald Duck cartoon after so many years. Enjoy the day.

AmVet

October 4th, 2010
7:45 am

Donald and gang was brilliant entertainment for children.

Is Beck really just pathetic entertainment for grown children?

(Be afraid, be very afraid…)

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
7:53 am

Is Beck really just pathetic entertainment for grown children?

He is pathetic. I suspect his only regret in life is only having one soul to sell. Then again, what would Rupert do with two of them. I suppose he could sell one to that Saudi Prince and keep the other one for himself.

Peadawg

October 4th, 2010
7:59 am

Good one, Jay.

How about this one: “Bozo the Clown meets another clown, Barrack Obama”

Eric

October 4th, 2010
8:02 am

That’s brilliant, Peabrain. Just brilliant!

barking frog

October 4th, 2010
8:09 am

Beck! Duck! Incoming!

Peadawg

October 4th, 2010
8:11 am

Or…..”Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey found another circus to run, the White House”

kayaker 71

October 4th, 2010
8:13 am

Beck’s assessment of where we are is pretty well on target, despite the efforts to demonize him. 28 days and counting.

Bubba Bob

October 4th, 2010
8:18 am

Won’t see me defending Beck.

However, I will ask again…who are the Beck’s on the left? You bash the right all the time. Be honest and bash the same behavior on the left.

AmVet

October 4th, 2010
8:23 am

Typical.

According to the putzes who adore him and his shtick, the guy who makes a living by DEMONIZING just about anybody and everybody he doesn’t like is now the poor misunderstood soul who is demonized.

One of the more successful tactics in the neo-con’s Playbook of Sleaze. (Forewords by Lee Atwater, Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove.)

OK, off to pay for endless welfare for the wealthy…

stands for decibels

October 4th, 2010
8:24 am

who are the Beck’s on the left?

Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes. Nowhere near as popular or influential. Neither of whom have basic-cable TeeVee exposure.

The Boner's Tan Line

October 4th, 2010
8:34 am

True story.

One night the Boner and Glenn Beck went out tomcatting. They brought some women back to the Boner’s manse and began having a good old time, drinking and carrying on, until they were getting down to the real nitty gritty, and found out the women were not – women.

The Boner was so mad he began screaming at the top of his lungs HELL NO YOU’RE NOT to the “women”.

Poor Glenn Beck. He just cowered down in a corner with a blanket, crying like a little baby.

Well, the guests got dressed as fast as they could and took off out the door.

After an hour or so, the Boner calmed down somewhat, and old Glenn stopped crying and got up off the floor.

They started arguing, each blaming the other for the mishap. The Boner soon grew tired of it and got his gun and ran Glenn off.

They eventually made up, but they haven’t been out on the town together anymore – as far as I know.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
8:34 am

Income inequality. Wall Street owns our government. View of people working together for benefit of all. Characterizing some element of political society as Nazis.

Gosh Jay, sounds like he’s quoting from your columns and the charges of Progressives across the country. Well, except for the part about exposing how the administration talked a good game to help people in danger of home foreclosure, but their ineffective actions, failed programs and people deciding their ‘help’ was worthless was really a ‘cry me a river’ cover.

Seriously, it i>is funny how much of what Beck says sounds like it could be said by many left-wing pundits across the country. The really funny part is, their readers and listeners don’t realize it.

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
8:38 am

I have not noticed Beck’s words being compared to those of left-wing pundits. I wonder if anyone has some examples to share with us.

JKL2

October 4th, 2010
8:39 am

I’m not a big fan of him on the radio, but the TV show is excellent. I know all that history is tough to understand for you left wingers. I guess that’s why you try to rewrite it all the time…

joe matarotz

October 4th, 2010
8:39 am

Have you ever taken a shot at Keith Olbermann, Jay? Just wondering…

Pennsylvanian

October 4th, 2010
8:44 am

Funny how the libs spend so much time discussing Glenn Beck. Why do libs care what Glenn Beck says or does? Are they afraid of him?

Paul

October 4th, 2010
8:48 am

TaxPayer

Listen to the beginning. Fat cats getting richer and richer. Income gap at an 80-year high. The words about people working together. Haves getting more, have nots getting less. Gov’t isn’t helping.

Not all of those words were in Beck’s voice. But it’s stuff he says.

Haywood Jablome

October 4th, 2010
8:52 am

I don’t like Beck’s style.

Are there no other choices for chubby, pasty, crack-pot, substance-abusing pundits?

Pennsylvanian

October 4th, 2010
8:53 am

Everybody like the new rule that we will need a doctor’s prescription for ‘OTC’ meds and vitamins in order to use HSA funds?

Vinny

October 4th, 2010
8:54 am

I sure am looking forward to seeing ol’ Barry Obama politically neutered come November. It’s time to stop him from bleeding America to death.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
8:54 am

As we’re back on Fox again, I thought this was interesting.

Many people, and a lot of posters here, talk about how Fox isn’t ‘fair and balanced.’ They criticize for putting forth a right-wing agenda, at the same time making the case that other major outlets are not biased.

Well, there appears to be a big hole in that ‘we want the news to be nonideological’ line. Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox, appeared before Rep Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, to talk about immigration reform. This is what she said to Murdoch:

““Mr. Murdoch….you have the possibility of doing some real education, you’re very powerful with your media network and you’re able to disseminate a lot of information and to frame issues. And for Mr. Murcdoch, it does not appear that what you are talking about today and the way you are discussing it is the way it is discussed on Fox, for example. Why are you here with a basically decent proposal talking about the advantage of immigrants to our economy, but I don’t see that it is being promoted on Fox? … What’s the difference between you being here and what you do not do with your media network?”

So, it appears The Left wants news unbiased, unless it’s a a position on an issue they care about. Then they want the owner to direct the coverage, to make the case Libs want. They want the news outlets to promote the viewpoints dear to Libs.

So it really appears Libs are upset, not that there is evident bias, but that the bias does not go their way.

http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Rep-Maxine-Waters-vs-Fox-News

BTW, Mr. Murdoch replied that they represent all views on Fox and he invited her to appear. Her response?

“No. I don’t want to.”

So much for political courage from Rep. Waters.

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
8:57 am

“So, it appears The Left wants news unbiased”

Nope, not necessarily. But if an organization with “news” in it’s name also advertises itself as “Fair and balanced” then they should BE fair and balanced…or find another slogan.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
8:58 am

“Are there no other choices for chubby, pasty, crack-pot, substance-abusing pundits?”

Took some on the Left less than 20 minutes to realize they couldn’t counter with argument so they had to resort to personal ridicule.

Well, at least it’s longer than it usually takes them.

Call it like it is

October 4th, 2010
8:58 am

Hell, if Beck is Donald Duck, what is Jon Stewart?

GLEN BECK

October 4th, 2010
9:00 am

keith olbermann just can’t stop talking about me and Fox news. he he he. :)

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:00 am

Doggone/GA

I almost put your line in my post, as I just knew it was coming.

If you’d listen to the video, Murdoch says all views are represented.

Now, any response to the point that The Left apparently wants a ‘fair and balanced’ network to ‘frame the discussion’ according to what The Left wants? Rep Waters obviously blows past the ‘fair and balanced’ slogan.

Pennsylvanian

October 4th, 2010
9:01 am

Rep. Waters apparently forgot to take her anti-stupid meds.

Curious Observer

October 4th, 2010
9:02 am

The ever-present brainless among us will continue to blame the current government for problems originating in the previous years. Beck merely echoes the sentiments of the plutocrats and the ignorant. Ironically, the same party that got us into this mess will be elected to get us out of it.

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
9:03 am

Fortunately, I cannot become tainted by Rupert’s opinion shows since I do not watch them. Apparently, there are many right-wingers here that worship at Beck’s (Rupert’s) feet though. Good for them.

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
9:06 am

“Rep Waters obviously blows past the ‘fair and balanced’ slogan”

I don’t speak for Rep Waters…only for myself

Keep up the good fight!

October 4th, 2010
9:07 am

Donald is great!….Beck is just Goofy and that can be preceded with an adjective that starts with F and ends in ING.

DifferentDrummer

October 4th, 2010
9:10 am

Only in America could a psychopath like Glenn Beck make millions selling right-wing ideology to a huge, nightly audience of idiots.

@@

October 4th, 2010
9:12 am

I’m in total agreement with Paul, who said:

Seriously, it i>is funny how much of what Beck says sounds like it could be said by many left-wing pundits across the country. The really funny part is, their readers and listeners don’t realize it.

I heard Al Sharpton say basically the same thing over the weekend.

“The government has bailed out the banks…they’ve bailed out the corporations…now it’s time to bail out the American worker.” Somethin’ like that.

What’s with the subtitles? You’d think after all these years, Donald Duck would’ve learned to speak english.

Schnirt!

N-GA

October 4th, 2010
9:13 am

time: 2013
place: Arizona-Mexico border
background: President Palin and the GOP-led Congress have come up with a solution to the illegal immigrant problem AND the illegal drug problem
action: invade Mexico and crush all the cartels, then declare Mexico a US Territory and make all Mexicans US citizens. Auction off Mexico’s oil reserves to US oil companies.

Mr. Snarky

October 4th, 2010
9:15 am

That was nice…poor Donald, he always seems to get the short end of the stick.

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
9:16 am

I do enjoy Jon Stewart’s shows where he portrays Beck and others from Rupert’s harem for the low-life prostitutes that they most surely are. By the way, I wonder how long it will be before Hannity takes clips from that rally over the weekend and claims that those folks attended Glen Beck’s or some other right wing pundit’s rally. Hopefully someone like Maddow or Stewart or Colbert will still be around to share the truth with us when those from Fox pull their next stunt.

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
9:18 am

funny how much of what Beck says sounds like it could be said by many left-wing pundits across the country.

I think the key word there is “could”. Of course, y’all feel free to post some examples of “did” whenever you feel like it.

@@

October 4th, 2010
9:23 am

On the immigration issue, I’ve never seen Beck as an anti-immigration advocate. To the contrary…

I don’t know how many people watched Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck talk yesterday on Fox News, at a specially arranged room in Battery Park, with a view of the Statue of Liberty and New York harbor. When Glenn Beck brought up immigration at the end of the broadcast, it was nearly the most substantive policy exchange they had.

Both Beck and Palin quickly agreed that the immigration system needed to be “streamlined.” It’s interesting that two of the main opinion-makers for the conservative wing of the Republican Party and Tea Party movement seemed so hip to the idea of making it “easier to bring people in,” as Beck put it, which perhaps isn’t the stance they would be expected to take.

http://trueslant.com/marceloballve/2010/01/14/glenn-beck-and-sarah-palin-on-immigration-reform/

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:26 am

TaxPayer

Already did, twice, extracted from the video. Right at the beginning.

Or is your point left wing pundits don’t care about the income gap, giveaways to Wall Street and people getting their houses foreclosed? ‘Cause if that’s it, you are correct – you won’t find examples from Beck to answer your question.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:27 am

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That’s the problem with ideologues – facts don’t matter. Following the script does.

Haywood Jablome

October 4th, 2010
9:28 am

Paul,
You must be chubby too. You’ve proven you’re crack-pot.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 4th, 2010
9:28 am

what I don’t understand is; of Beck believes “Wall Street owns the government” is Wall Street comprised of “Nazi’s, Communist’s, and Socialists”? if there is a corrupt, Socialist, anti-Capitalist” running America into the ground (”cannibailizing, as it were”), and he (along with the “Pledge to America” crowd) is “owned by Wall Street, is not Wall Street a Communist/anti-capitalist organization? come to think of it, it is. Wall Street has never been about capitalism, it hase been about oligarchy and feudalism. so all you nativists and tea party crowd light your torches and sharpen your pitch forks; this ought to be good.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:29 am

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And I’ll add, that’s the problem with not going to source materia (a commentors words) , but on relying on others’ (those from another part of the political spectrum) interpretations. What you get then is a picture painted by those with a particular view.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:32 am

paleo

I think that’s the difficulty with treating a piece of satire (the Donald Duck video) as if it was factually correct. If you try to understand it as if it was real, you won’t be able to understand it.

@@

October 4th, 2010
9:38 am

My former minister (the Brit) and I discussed today’s political environment. We agreed on one critical point…freedom to fail from the top down is/was an invaluable right that our government has taken from us.

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
9:40 am

Already did, twice, extracted from the video. Right at the beginning.

Really. And who was it. And how does it compare with Beck’s words.

thomas

October 4th, 2010
9:40 am

Seriously!

Why are people so afraid of Glenn Beck?

The guy is a self described comedian.

The same as Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, only difference is his OPINION show is broadcast by Fox and their by Comedy Central.

Are the people who are as worried about glenn Beck as worried about Jon, and Steve?

jconservative

October 4th, 2010
9:42 am

Creative piece of work.

The authors used Beck but could have used any “common tater” from the Left or Right.

I would have used as the last line Beck telling Donald Duck to invest in Gold.

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
9:43 am

“Why are people so afraid ”

Why is it always asked why someone is “afraid” of (so and so)? Really, it isn’t ALWAYS about fear you know. Much, much more often it’s puzzlement or even outright amusement.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 4th, 2010
9:44 am

Paul, such is life in the age of YouTube, Photoshop and “digital satire”. but satire or not, Beck’s rants are probably closer to “Nazi Germany” than the target of his rants (the government/POTUS). again, if he truly believes the USA is “cannibalizing” itself, which may in fact be true, where does the GOP, and the neo-cons who have held power for 18 of the past 30 years? as I said, it is like Hitler blaming the Jews for German/Prussian war-mongering and aggression in the late 19th and early 20th century. I think what gets lost in all of this is; unchecked immigration is a problem. radical Islam and terrorism is a problem, but these problems are not what is destroying the USA. I may be splitting semantic hairs, but these problems are problems; they’re not threats. again, by definition, there is a difference betrween cannibalism and falling victim to a predator.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:46 am

TaxPayer

Are you saying you never bothered to listen to the clip?

Or, if you did, you think the man’s voice isn’t Beck?

Or, if you did, you are making the case that the woman is not reading things that Beck has said, but the creators of the clip inserted it to make it seem like they were Beck’s beliefs, when they really are not?

thomas

“Why are people so afraid of Glenn Beck?”

Because, with an election fast approaching, it’s easier to talk about him then to talk about Democrats running on their record on the stimulus, health care, the economy, and…

wait….

are there any Democrats running for reelection who are citing the stimulus, health care or the economy?

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:49 am

paleo

That’s an interesting line of thought. Granted, I rarely listen to him, but when I have, I hear him railing against both Democrats and Republicans. It’s more what their actions, represent, though, more than what party the actors happen to belong to.

And yeah, my sis-in-law gave me a book of his, I’ve tried three times to get into it but I’m still at about page 15….

thomas

October 4th, 2010
9:53 am

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:46 am

Well Thats just because Faux News Lies!

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

October 4th, 2010
9:53 am

Jay must be an anti-semite. After all, the “duck/mormon” comparison is flagrant. :)

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
9:53 am

Paul,

You said:

funny how much of what Beck says sounds like it could be said by many left-wing pundits across the country.

To which I said:

I think the key word there is “could”. Of course, y’all feel free to post some examples of “did” whenever you feel like it.

There’s no need to try and second guess me or look for some hidden meaning or question buried in my words. Don’t let that stop you from trying though.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
9:54 am

thomas

That, too!

Or, as noted earlier, it’s not the line Rep Maxine Waters wants Fox to take -

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

October 4th, 2010
9:55 am

Real shock here, huh….

“GALLUP: OBAMA APPROVAL 91% WITH BLACKS, 36% WITH WHITES…”

Kamchak

October 4th, 2010
9:59 am

Why is it always asked why someone is “afraid” of (so and so)?

With fear mongers and those that are persuaded by them, it’s always about being afraid.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 4th, 2010
10:00 am

Paul, I suspect “the left” doesn’t find much use for anti-GOP rants by Beck; if they in fact exist (like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster). the thing is, if Beck is equally as critical of the GOP as he his the Democrats, he is even more like Hitler because EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is a threat to the USA, but let’s face it, somebody has to be in power, right? maybe Beck is a true Tea Party wag, because the short-coming of the movement is; while very clear on identifying problems, not so forecful when it comes to offering workable solutions.

thomas

October 4th, 2010
10:00 am

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
9:43 am

Funny and even odd, but people have made that charge before of people being fearful of this or that.

It is just so weird how you NEVER defended those accussed of fear, until now!

I wonder if it has anything to do with those being accussed of the fear and not the fear itself?

Seriously go back and read the comments, and your argument is that there is not fear involved in people outrage at Beck?

I never said it was ALWAYS about fear either, just asked a question.

Guess in your rush to defend against the fear accusation, you made it clear to all of us your true feelings, and fears.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
10:00 am

TaxPayer

funny how much of what Beck said – income gap, breaks for Wall Street, people should work together for the common good, sounds like it is said by many left-wing pundits across the country.

Assuming, of course, one thinks Left Wing Pundits are concerned about the income gap, breaks for Wall Street and that people should work together for the common good -

Del

October 4th, 2010
10:02 am

It’s amusing to see the left go after any news outlet or talk show personality who disagrees with them like Beck, O’Reilly, Hennity, Limbaugh. It’s as though they fear that these people will influence the masses in the same way they’re influenced. They think that their Lemming mentality prevails among conservatives as well. Conservatives don’t waste their time going after Stewart, Colbert, Olberman, Ed Schultz, Maher or Maddow. We simply write these people off as the idiots they are and ignore what they say, leaving the left wing Lemmings to fawn over them.

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
10:03 am

“With fear mongers and those that are persuaded by them, it’s always about being afraid”

More than any one person, what frightens me is people who seem to have to BE frightened before they’ll believe something.

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
10:05 am

“It is just so weird how you NEVER defended those accussed of fear, until now!”

haven’t been around here very long, have ya?

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
10:05 am

Paul,

No matter how hard I try, I just cannot picture Beck’s words coming from Maddow’s lips. It’s just not working for me. Perhaps there’s a JibJabJob you can point me to.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

October 4th, 2010
10:06 am

Del
October 4th, 2010
10:02 am

I was with a group of friends recently having a civil political debate (yes, that does sound like a contradiction) when one friend spoke up to make a point by saying “like Bill Maher said….. We all burst out laughing.

Kamchak

October 4th, 2010
10:06 am

It’s as though they fear…

And right on cue another sheep plays the fear card.

You guys are too predictable.

thomas

October 4th, 2010
10:07 am

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
10:03 am

“More than any one person, what frightens me is people who seem to have to BE frightened before they’ll believe something.”

But lets be clear……they may only believe things once they are either puzzled or amused!

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
9:43 am

“Why is it always asked why someone is “afraid” of (so and so)? Really, it isn’t ALWAYS about fear you know. Much, much more often it’s puzzlement or even outright amusement”

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

October 4th, 2010
10:07 am

TaxPayer
October 4th, 2010
10:05 am

You’re right. It’s not Beck’ words coming from Maddow’s lips. Her voice is much deeper than Beck’s.

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
10:08 am

I thought that O’Really fella did go after Maddow one time. I remember seeing some clips of Maddow’s show about it on the Internet.

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
10:08 am

“saying “like Bill Maher said….. We all burst out laughing”

so you couldn’t refute the argument, and instead attacked the source.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
10:09 am

TaxPayer

“No matter how hard I try, I just cannot picture Beck’s words coming from Maddow’s lips. It’s just not working for me.”

I learned something new today.

I thought Rachel Maddow was concerned about the income gap between rich and poor, about the breaks given to Wall Street and that people should work together for the common good.

She doesn’t? Thanks for the information -

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
10:09 am

You’re right. It’s not Beck’ words coming from Maddow’s lips. Her voice is much deeper than Beck’s.

So, is “his” real name Glenda. That would help explain those crying episodes and monthly changes in temperament that I’ve heard talk about.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

October 4th, 2010
10:10 am

Doggone/GA
October 4th, 2010
10:08 am

Actually no. You weren’t there, but of course you’re clairvoyant. She realized the lunacy of her opening statement and blushed a deep shade of red. Back to Oprah for you…..

thomas

October 4th, 2010
10:10 am

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
10:05 am

No i have.

that is your excuse everytime and it seems as if you ask me that everytime….

But no I have been around for a while and you don’t defend those of conservative beliefs the same way you do those with liberal leanings.

But if it makes you feel better to just have a generic response to defend yourself whenever you can’t think of a response continue to feel proud and beat that chest!

TaxPayer

October 4th, 2010
10:12 am

Paul,

Please quit trying to alter my words.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award", much like Cynthia Tucker's Pulitzer and Obama's Nobel

October 4th, 2010
10:12 am

TaxPayer
October 4th, 2010
10:09 am

Gee, TP, I wouldn’t know. Of course, I doubt if Maddow goes through the “crying episodes and monthly changes in temperament” you’ve heard about.

Kamchak

October 4th, 2010
10:13 am

…when one friend spoke up to make a point by saying “like Bill Maher Ann Coulter said….. We all burst out laughing.

Fixed your typos.

Doggone/GA

October 4th, 2010
10:14 am

“But no I have been around for a while and you don’t defend those of conservative beliefs the same way you do those with liberal leanings”

did it ever occur to you, that since I am of the liberal persuasion, there might not be a lot of conservative beliefs that I CAN defend?

thomas

October 4th, 2010
10:15 am

Kamchak

October 4th, 2010
9:59 am

I would take a guess that it is the left that accusse more people of fear than does the right.

for your amusement, breakdown these two words and see who has used them the most…..

“homophobe” (homophobic)

“Islamaphobe” (Islamaphobic)

Paul

October 4th, 2010
10:15 am

“That would help explain those crying episodes ”

That proves it! Beck it a Rightie! He cries, shows his emotions, does all that stuff that real manly men on the Left would never, ever do! ’cause they’re Manly Men!

Del

October 4th, 2010
10:16 am

Leg Lamp,

Yeah, it seems as frequently evidenced on this blog that many liberal left posters only reference some left wing source as proof back up to the their point. Rarely do you see a post from many of them that sounds like they’re expressing their own thought out view on an issue. In fairness there are some who do but many who don’t.

md

October 4th, 2010
10:17 am

“Ironically, the same party that got us into this mess will be elected to get us out of it.”

Considering it was both parties that got us into this mess, then your statement would be true regardless of which party wins…….

Paul

October 4th, 2010
10:17 am

TaxPayer

Alter your words?!!? I thought you said you couldn’t imagine Beck’s words (income gap, Wall Street, etc) coming out of Maddow’s mouth?!!?

Or were you being literal? Trying to imagine Beck’s vocal cords transplanted……..

Kamchak

October 4th, 2010
10:17 am

…breakdown these two words and see who has used them the most…

It’s your contention, you do it.

Paul

October 4th, 2010
10:18 am

Kamchak 10:13

That works, too!

Even better. With Maher, I at least get the sense he believes what he’s saying. Coulter, on the other hand…

“Show me the money!!!!”

md

October 4th, 2010
10:18 am

Bill Maher?????

Got to laugh at that guy – anyone that believes in god is an idiot – but only those on the other side……..

Pennsylvanian

October 4th, 2010
10:19 am

I recall the libs, led by JB, took great delight in saying those who opposed closing Gitmo are ‘afraid’ of having detainees in the lower 48…..

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 4th, 2010
10:19 am

Del, I have to flag you for “illegal forward pass”. do you actually watch Bill Maher? Go to YouTube and see some of his very cynical rants about Obama and “the left”. ditto the Daily Show. check out the clip in which a Daily Show reporter calls out the Nevada union that hires non-union day laborers to picket outside Wal-Mart. it’s the difference (as noted by Paul) between ideology and satire. do you actually know the origin of the term “lemming” (see: Pied Piper)? I can’t speak for Maddow and Olberman (who, by the way are employed by General Electric – think pro wrestling, face/heel), but Comedy central and HBO/Bill Maher do not trade in “fear” – these entertainment enterprises highlight hypocrisy, duplicity and the form over substance nature of our political process. you want to do something interesting; read up or got to YouTube and Google Noam Chompsky AND Andrew Bacevcich. both American college professors of Eastern Europen descent, one is a left-wing, borderline anarchist Jew; the other a paleo-conservative, West Point graduate, Roman Catholic. once you remove “ideology” from the comparisson, you might be surprised by their dispassionate, honest observations of 20th and 21st century America. if you’re honest, you’ll find neither to be a lemming or pied piper.

stands for decibels

October 4th, 2010
10:19 am

Why is it always asked why someone is “afraid” of (so and so)?

DGA, my money’s on projection over being called homophobic for the past ten years or so. Their stock response had been “well I’m not AFRAID of those sinful fudgep@ckers!”

Right wingers are slightly smarter than that these days, but not much, and in the meantime, it’s always “why are you AFRAID of Palin” or some other sainted character with them in response to legitimate criticism of said characters because, well, they remember how it stung to be accused of being afraid of anything.