Archive for January 21st, 2011

The Totally Harmless Not Violence-Inciting-At-All Glenn Beck

Boy, that sure was awesome when Glenn Beck said he never uses violent rhetoric.  Nope, he certainly never says anything at all that might encourage someone to violent action, nosiree.  I mean, sure, sometimes an unstable individual might think Beck is saying that, but that’s just the crazy talking, like with Byron Williams, who totally heard stuff that wasn’t there:

“You need to go back to June — June of this year, 2010,” said would-be mass murderer Byron Williams, referring to Glenn Beck in a jailhouse interview. Williams had been stopped by police in a San Francisco shoot out on his way to assassinate members of the ACLU and the progressive Tides Foundation in July of 2010. “Look at all his programs from June, and you’ll see he’s been breaking open some of the most hideous corruption,” Williams, who viewed Beck as a “schoolteacher on TV”, later said.

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The [Beck] transcript (as taken from the Fox “News” website) revealing the context, follows below…

Tea parties believe in small government. We believe in returning to the principles of our Founding Fathers. We respect them. We revere them. Shoot me in the head before I stop talking about the Founders. Shoot me in the head if you try to change our government. I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don’t. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep’s clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends.

You’ve been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.

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In a jailhouse interview, Williams said that he “would have never started watching Fox News if it wasn’t for the fact that Beck was on there. And it was the things that he did, it was the things he exposed that blew my mind.” He said he regarded Beck “like a schoolteacher on TV.”

“You need to go back to June — June of this year, 2010 — and look at all his programs from June, and you’ll see he’s been breaking open some of the most hideous corruption,” Williams said.

Yes, I’m sure Beck had nothing to do with Williams’ attempted actions.  But I guess because he got stopped before he started slaughtering, he doesn’t count.  And if somebody decides to shoot a 78-year-old woman in the head because Beck called her an “enemy of the Constitution” and an advocate of violent revolution, I’m sure that won’t be his fault either.

January 21st, 2011 at 06:21pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Republicans,Wankers

Joe Lieberman: Warmonger, Liar Or Sexist?

Okay, I know he’s all three, but which is he more?

Just as the sun always rises in the east, so too does Joe Lieberman always lie about Iraq and WMD.

This morning Lieberman told Morning Joe that:

LIEBERMAN: …the evidence is very clear that [Saddam] was developing weapons of mass destruction…Charles Duelfer conducted the most comprehensive report on behalf of our government…he found, and proved I think, that Saddam…was developing chemical and biological weapons.

Lieberman followed up this embarrassing performance with snide condescension toward Arianna Huffington, who was also on the program:

HUFFINGTON: Well, based on this completely unfounded assumption, I sincerely hope for the sake of the country that you do not become Secretary of Defense.LIEBERMAN: Now Arianna, these are not unfounded. Go read the Duelfer Report.

HUFFINGTON: There is nothing in the report that proves anything that you have said.

LIEBERMAN: I don’t think you’ve read it, sweetheart.

Wow.  That is a virtuoso performance right there.  Good fucking riddance to this evil tool.  (Click through for more detail on just how dishonest Lieberman is about WMDs and the Duelfer report)

January 21st, 2011 at 11:17am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Lieberman,Politics,Sexism,Wankers,War

Very Surprising Advice

A lobbyist tells freshman congresscritters to listen to lobbyists! No one could have anticipated!

And I’m sure this never would have occurred to them otherwise, what with them being all principled and stuff.

January 21st, 2011 at 07:17am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Wankers


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