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Glenn Beck at NRA convention

Glenn Beck

It’s been years since I’ve mentioned Glenn Beck on this blog. There is generally no reason to bring him up. In my mind, you shouldn’t mention him in polite company. Although there are some Americans who believe that Glenn Beck is a “real American,” I think the data would show us otherwise. He is nothing more than an opportunist. He pedals conspiracy theories and plays to the fears of vulnerable Americans.

Glenn Beck was true to form when he delivered a speech that was over two hours long in Houston at the NRA. First of all, I cannot imagine anybody sitting still and listen to Glenn Beck for over two hours. Secondly, he went back into his old bag of tricks and pulled out the conspiracy declaring that “they want to fundamentally transform our country and they’re just about finished with the project.” Who are they? Glenn Beck never says. It is somewhat implied that it is liberals. He then launched into some misguided attempt at defining the Second Amendment as protecting our “natural rights” and throwing off the chains of tyranny. Have you heard this before? You should have. Glenn Beck says this type of stuff all the time.

I just don’t understand how the chains of tyranny can be defined as a background check before you purchase a gun. I simply don’t understand how not allowing Americans to purchase assault weapons equals tyranny. In order to sit still and listen to Glenn Beck drone on for over two hours, you have to believe that everybody is lying to you. This fight over gun control is not about limiting guns (and removing them from folks who have proved that they shouldn’t have weapons), but instead it is about actually taking guns away from law-abiding Americans. No one has seriously suggested this. No one. Yet, Mr. I Petal Paranoia is trying to stoke the fears of law-abiding Americans. Then again, the far right has been pushing this mantra for more than six years.

By |2013-05-05T22:02:52-04:00May 5th, 2013|Mass Shooting|Comments Off on Glenn Beck at NRA convention

Something strange is going on

Something Strange is going on

I don’t believe in those mass conspiracy theories, but something strange is going on. Conservatives suppressing the truth is nothing new. Why they decided to bury this report is obvious. It simply doesn’t conform to their world view. Tax rates for the rich have no relation to overall economic growth. This was a no-brainer, but millions of Americans where suckered by the GOP who sold this as fact.

The largest progressive blog has been down most of the day. Now, I go to the Daily Kos about once or twice a day. I have done so for years. I don’t remember its being down for anything but maintenance. Crashed? All day? Just before a big election? Something is up. (BTW, the Daily Kos is based in California and not on the East Coast.)

Another progressive blog, Crooks and Liars, is down. This isn’t good. I don’t know what craziness has been pulled. I wouldn’t think that conservatives… wound hack… yes, they would. Something strange is going on. This may turn out to be something very explainable. Then again…

For my Friday Night music selection –
Artist: Three Dog Night
Tune: Momma Told Me not to Come

By |2012-11-03T19:59:58-04:00November 2nd, 2012|Blogging issues, Elections, Music, Party Politics|Comments Off on Something strange is going on

Birther Craziness

In my opinion, Donald Trump’s complete embracing of the birthism craziness needs to be enjoyed. It is unusual in politics to see a politician go way out on a limb and then begin to cut the limb out from under him. First of all, it is kind of hard to prove that something exists. As any psychology student has found out, it can be difficult to prove existence. Try to prove that you exist.

Let’s understand the basic facts. Barack Obama has claimed that he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Both major Honolulu papers have his birth announcement.

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By |2012-05-31T23:38:14-04:00May 30th, 2012|Party Politics|Comments Off on Birther Craziness
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