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June 30 2011 The truth certainly doesn’t live in the headline of www.glennbeck.tv .
June 11 2011 Beck makes an obscure connection from Dan Akerson to George Soros through the Carlyle group. Got news for y’all: whenever Beck links anybody to George Soros through anything, there’s a 1/1 chance that he’s full of it.
May 22, 2011 Glenn Beck’s website refers to rapper Common as “anti-cop.” Untrue. The right has beem making extraordinary efforts to smear him due to his recent White House visit. In fact, he’s spoken out in defense of police numerous times, and just weeks ago tweeted “The one thing that shouldn’t be questioned is my support for the police officers and troops that protect us every day.”
May 7, 2011 Glenn says… wait for it… that Osama Bin Laden may very well may not be dead. That’s simply false. Al Qaeda confirmed it. The Taliban confirmed it. Reporters at the site have confirmed it. Oh yeah, and the president has confirmed it. Sorry Glenn, but you lose again.
April 22, 2011 Beck claims that Mike Huckabee wants to take candy from babies’ mouths – literally. Do you know what ‘literally’ means, Glenn? Lie.
April 18, 2011 I noticed that we’re getting a ton of hits from conservative groups on Sodahead. Welcome to the truth, Sodaboys and Sodagirls. What I’d like to know is if you are really as righteous as you claim to be, why does one need to be granted membership to your clique in order to see your conversation? The phrase “lack the courage of their convictions” comes to mind. Should you ever wish to make a public comment, you are welcome to be eviscerated here at your pleasure.
For the lie… we just missed the 2 year anniversary of Glenn Beck’s claim that there is conspiracy (aided by American socialist liberals like Obama, Chinese communists, and Frenchmen of course) to destroy the dollar and go to a global currency. Actually, this was articulated kookily on a March 23, 2009 radio show with guest Michelle Bachmann. Glenn has been on this rant since the beginning of his crackup.
April 16, 2011 Beck asserts that he doesn’t want viewers to become angry, racist, or violent. I’ll take that to mean that he wants himself off the air then? Perhaps he means himself as the cautionary tale that he is.
March 16, 2011 Glenn has alluded this week that the earthquake, tsunami, and pending nuclear disaster might be “acts of God”.
This is pure BS. Mormons don’t believe in God the same way that Christians do. They believe that every righteous MAN becomes a god in their own universe upon their human death. They take their “sealed” family (meaning their many wives and children) and somehow transport to their very own NEW universe where they get to run the show and populate it by screwing everything that moves.
So according to Mormon dogma, the “God” of our universe is a dead person from some other universe who is ONE flesh and blood individual. Now you may believe in magic (see Sarah Silverman’s “Jesus is Magic”) but it’s hard to contemplate a God that is trying to populate our entire universe with billions of stars and planets, and trying to do it by sex acts, would have time to crack open his own creation and kill a bunch of people who have done nothing except try to make a living.
So, when Glenn says that God “may or may not” have had something to do with Japan’s trouble, he’s a fraud. He’s trying to make you think in terms of Christian God, an all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent God who takes care of everyone’s personal needs and presides over football games.
March 13, 2011 Glenn Beck’s site, ‘The Blaze’, more or less debunks James O’Keefe’s NPR video. That’s… um. Good? I think. What are you up to, Glenn?
Feb 25, 2011 Glenn Beck devotes an entire program to the work of Lila Rose, President of the group Live Action. Rose is a wannabe James O’Keefe; her specialty is heavily edited videotape shot by actors and actresses impersonating people who are seeking help at PP clinics, put together in a way to mislead the viewer that there is something going on at Planned Parenthood that is not really happening.
It doesn’t take a mathematical genius to add this up. Glenn is trying to incite another string of knife, gun, and bomb attacks such as what has already taken place at various clinics. This is domestic terrorism. Glenn is a domestic terrorist.
If you don’t like abortion, then DON’T HAVE ONE. But you can’t stand by for this:
Feb 23, 2011 Glenn asserts that Democracy is equal to “mob rule”.
… The Muslim BrotherHood, Iran, China, communists, you got the unions, you got the students, you got Hollywood, You have Chavez, you’ve got Castro, you’ve got Van Jones, I could go on and on.
Who’s calling for a republic? Well, there’s ME, and…… YOU.
See the problem? Democracy means one man, one vote. Sure, it SOUNDS great but when you have powerful people organizing for America, for Egypt, for Madison, for the unions, it means mob rule.
Now just wait one goddam second, Glenn. One man one vote is EXACTLY what we have in this country. Except the particular perversion of it today is that we operate in a representative democracy, meaning we elect people who represent the best interests of our communities and districts and they are supposed to act in our best interests. Here’s where You fall flat on your Weeble face: Our government is on the take and it’s not on the take from ANY OF THE PEOPLE you listed in your “who wants democracy” straw man.
The trouble with you, Glenn, is that you’re too dang easy. Everybody’s doin’ you now, I suppose it won’t be too long before the Mormons come out with the latest anti-gay statement like this:
We, the Elders and Military, and Presidency, and poobahs of the Mormon Church do solemnly swear that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of the lord, a SCOURGE, except in the case of Glenn Beck.
It’s coming…. the announcement that Beck is gay… you watch. It won’t take long.
Feb 23, 2011
From May 31, 2010… Glenn asserts that fact-checking sites like Snopes are just another part of the Soros web. (You see, Beck has been going for Soros for over a year now and look who’s about to make a crash landing. Hint: Not Soros)
Glenn says of Snopes.com, “Aren’t they originally funded with Soros money?”
Not really, Glenn. Not even close. Snopes was started by a couple interested in tracking down and debunking urban legends (especially those being spread over the internet). David and Barbara Mikkelson originally began the website in 1996 as a list of urban legends and it began to snowball as people wrote in to ask if random things were true.
Like, for example, the random things Glenn Beck makes up.
Feb 22, 2011
Glenn Beck continues to claim that George Soros, Code Pink, American socialists, marxists, progressives, and maybe even Obama, are plotting with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to create a global Caliphate that will threaten to take over the entire world with militant Muslim fanatics. This is his “hill to die for.” “I’ve planted my flag,” he said.
First off, this alleged “caliphate” would have to take on the US military with AK-47s and RPGs. Really? Glenn, what makes you think that a handful of radicals who can’t even think straight could defeat the US military, not to mention the military of their own country?
Second, there is no evidence whatsoever that this has anything to do with a global caliphate. Glenn is just making up another lie, a desperate attempt to convince his dwindling followers that they need to stay tuned or be swept away by the tide of Muslims. As reported earlier on this site, Glenn estimates that 10% of Muslims are terrorists. WTF? According to that we have hundreds of thousands of terrorists living right here in the US. You see, he just makes it up.
There is no caliphate, no threat of one. Except in the rich imaginary world where paranoid schizophrenics dwell.
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Glenn claims that Saul Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals” is dedicated to Lucifer. This is a lie. Well, unless “Irene” is also called “Lucifer”.
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Especially on Glenn Beck’s books. He loves God and Jesus, and stuff like that, but he loves it more when you buy his books. Because he wants you to read and believe the lies in them, like the one Fareed Zakaria blasted this weekend.
Glenn Beck repeated a lie on Monday that he has stated often, including in his 2003 book, The Real America, Messages from the Heart and the Heartland. Namely, 10% of Muslims are terrorists.
Holy Moroni, RoundBoy! That’s 157 million people, half the population of the USA, and a whole bunch of them probably live right here! But wait!
Beck’s apologist Stooge has an explanation. Beck gets his number from a poll of Muslims worldwide and a total of 10% of them either said they disapprove of the United States government or hate it. But as Fareed Zakaria so succinctly points out, “Hating America is not the same thing as being a terrorist.”
Zakaria also noted that many polls show a substantial percentage of Americans are angry with the government.
Does supporting such anger against the American government make one a terrorist? According to Glenn Beck’s producer and his dictionary.com definition, maybe, but in that case, how would one describe a man who has been fuelling such anger against the American government on television daily for the last two years? How, in other words, would one describe Glenn Beck?
Thanks to Mr. Zakaria for a brilliant game/set/match and to reporting by the Huffington Post.
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Update Nov 1
I see we’re getting a passel of hits today from Reddit. Thanks to whomever it was who posted the link to our Lies page. This is not as concise as some would like it to be but it’s harder to nail down weasel words than you might think. In honor of today’s visitors, here’s a few quick hits from Beck’s February 20th CPAC speech. Enjoy
Beck:I have to tell you, I hate Woodrow Wilson with everything in me, God bless you. No you don’t, Glenn, you LOVE Woodrow Wilson because he is dead and therefore cannot defend his ideas against your inaccurate interpretation of them. If it weren’t for your imaginary war on “progressives” you might be where you belong, out on the street doing tricks for a buck or two.
Beck: I have always believed that, I have always wanted to believe that: that tomorrow is going to be better than it is today. Not so. In 1986 the only reasons that you didn’t commit suicide was that, in your own words, you were “too much of a coward” and “too stupid”. Your empire is based on fear, the belief that tomorrow is going to be worse than today. Making $32 million a year, hey, that’s not a bad gig, even if it is based on a bullshit scary lie.
Beck: I don’t use teleprompters, I just speak from here (pointing at heart) Come on, Glenn, there was an active teleprompter at the podium while you said that. You do use teleprompters. Anyone who cares about what they say to the public uses them, or written notes, because otherwise you end up sounding like Jan Brewer who can’t even tell people what office she’s running for or why they should vote for her.
Beck: (Writes “Progressivism” on his chalkboard) This is the disease. This is the disease in America. It’s not just spending, it’s not just taxes, it’s not just corruption. It is progressivism. Not really Glenn, and even though you like to keep repeating that lie hoping that Idiot America will adopt it because of repetition, it’s not going to be true. It never has been true, it never will be true, by definition. I urge everyone who has a few minutes to visit this page on our website which explains the origins, the context, and the beliefs of progressives. http://glennbeckreport.com/history-of-progressivism/
Beck: Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution. And it was designed to eat the Constitution. To progress past the Constitution. The plain truth is that if America wants to survive into the 21st Century and beyond, we are either going to have to adopt more progressive policies OR devolve into a feudal system where we have the hyper-rich at the top 1/10 of 1% and everyone else far below them. We are already seeing this starting in America with the income tax system slyly devised by Bush. The tax burden is shifting down the food chain at the same time wealth is shifting up the food chain. 1/7th of Americans live near or below the poverty line. Glenn Beck tells you that the reason the middle class is shrinking is because former middle class members are moving to the upper class. Do you really believe that? Really?
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Well, the election is right around the corner and the GOPERs are already banging the gong and measuring the curtains. Of course Glenn takes great pride in being a central (?) figure in all of this, by selling hundreds of thousands of books full of outright trash and lies. For example he likes to claim his mother committed suicide. That’s believable, since she had such a mutant for a child. However, even his first wife had no idea what he was talking about when he brought it up on the radio.
Nor did the police. Actually, her death was recorded by the police as a boating accident. She went boating with a gentleman and HER DOG and the two humans ended up dead. Who takes their dog with them when they go to commit double suicide? Think about it… another Glenn Beck lie, he will even lie about his dear sweet mammy’s death. Tsk tsk.
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Glenn is famous for his slap-chop history lessons, but this one is one he ought to be slapped in the chops for. Beck recently contended on his radio show that slavery was a good thing just going along minding its own business and THEN (da da DAAAAAAAAMMM) the nasty old mean government stepped in and REGULATED it.
Beck actually said slavery “started with seemingly innocent ideas” and then “the government began to regulate things.”
This turned it into something awful and perverted.
WTF!!!!? Glenn, I know you hate black people and anyone else who isn’t Mormon-livered white, but come ON, dude. People, that’s human beings, were being captured like animals, stolen, sold as property, branded, chained, thrown in the holds of slave ships where they wouldn’t see the light of day for 3 months, and then sold off to do hard labor in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. And you think REGULATION caused this? Come ON, not even YOU believe that. That’s the most asinine explanation of African slavery I’ve ever heard, bar none. This gets you a special WWWexler Idiot America Award, an award for people whose accomplishments are so idiotic that they deserve a statue.
Here’s some free advice. Shut up, Glenn. Every time you open your piehole a new outrage dribbles out of it.
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Due to a lack of time (definitely not a lack of lies) we are forced to abandon the Lie of the Day feature. There are too many days when neither Quinn or I have time to update. It was a good idea, just no way to implement it.
8/9/10 Glenn claims that Obama has misled the public with the statement that he’s not that far removed from what most Americans are going through because his daughter’s college fund is not doing that well. He then goes on to “refute” this by saying that Obama prefers arugula, plays basketball with Lebron James, sings with Paul McCartney, and his wife took a trip to Spain.
Well. Talk about grasping at straws. There are so many things wrong with this idiocy that I could write a book. Here’s the lie: Glenn Beck accused Obama of lying to America. (Oh, the irony). Let’s talk about the evidence. Arugula is in season right now, and we get it almost every time we pick up veggies at our CSA. This is not evidence of anything, it’ s as bogus as Bush’s broccoli snafu. The basketball game was for a wounded vet’s charity, the same type of thing that Beck claims he’s going to do with any proceeds from the August 28 rally. (This is a colossal lie that will be debunked at another time). If Obama is singing with Paul McCartney, that would be a big deal for McCartney, not Obama, wouldn’t it? Obama meets all kinds of celebrities and ultra rich people… why pick on Paul McCartney? And the Michelle Obama vacation… sheer nonsense. Michelle deserves a vacation just as much as anyone else does. She’s paying for it. She’s got Secret Service, tough bananas. That’s what we do with our public figures; all ex-Presidents and Vice Presidents have Secret Service around them for the rest of their lives. Why doesn’t somebody complain about the Secret Service protecting admitted war criminals like Bush and Cheney?
Out of touch, Glenn, you’ve got to be kidding. The salary of the President of the United States is $400,000 with a non-taxable travel allowance of $100,000. There’s a $50,000 expense account and $19,000 for entertainment. Can you do the math, Glenn? That’s $569,000 a year.
Glenn Beck, on the other hand, makes a reported $32 million a year for sitting on his chubby ass and making stuff up. He’s a serial liar and never has any responsibility for anything he says or does. Obama has his finger on the button, is trying to manage two wars and a failed economy left over from Bush, and he is on call 24/7.
Can you do the math, Mr. Genius? To quote you, Glenn, “DO THESE NUMBERS WORK OUT FOR YOU?” Glenn Beck, the guy who makes 56 times more than the President of the US for lying his piehole into a contorted mess, accusing Obama of being out of touch because he eats arugula. Pfffffffffffft.
8/10/10 – from 11/25/2009 radio show.
Because if you don’t stand up while you are losing those rights, as the government is growing in power, then, unfortunately, it becomes too late to stand up peacefully. How many times do I have to say? Peacefully. [unintelligible] Martin Luther King did. Was he anti-government? Well he sure took the government and turned it upside down now, didn’t he. He totally transformed the parties in this government. If you remember right it was Robert Byrd who was filibustering against the civil rights movement. Nobody really remembers that. If the government is going against the rights of the people, if the government in THIS country is violating the Constitution or re-interpreting the Constitution, it is not our right, it is our responsibility to speak out against it.
A parade of lies in this little 2 minute slice of Glenn. Let’s start from the end and go forward. First of all, the Constitution is a living document that has been interpreted by courts and amended by Congress and the people since the day it was adopted. This is not some evil plot against the people, it’s the way our system was designed to function.
Glenn always talks about Big Government as being synonymous with taking away people’s rights. They are not. Also, he never, EVER says specifically what rights are being taken away, who is taking them, and how this has affected anyone. He lies about this issue continuously.
Yes, Glenn, we remember that Robert Byrd filibustered against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Later in his life he called his race-based politics “the biggest mistake” he ever made, repudiated racism, and became a champion for civil rights. This is well-documented by his voting record. People can change, can’t they? Or if they can’t, doesn’t that mean that you’re still a coke-snorting, foul-mouthed, alcoholic shock jock with a vile mind and delusional world view? (Actually, Glenn is still most of those things and some suggest that he hasn’t gotten off drugs… I don’t believe he has.)
Glenn’s comparison of himself to Dr. Martin Luther King is an insult to human intelligence. Dr. King was fighting for civil rights against institutionalized race-based discrimination. Glenn Beck is fighting at imaginary conspiracy theories that he makes up as he goes along. Dr. King’s memory is respected and loved by nearly all Americans and there is a national holiday in remembrance of his life. Glenn Beck will be remembered as a crackpot, lying, SOB who took advantage of his Freedom of Speech to put 10 hours of lies and character assassinations on the national media every week. Glenn, you’re not only a pig, you’re an idiot. Don’t expect the rest of us to fall for it, because we’re not.
8/11/10 – from 3/17/2010: Beck blames the “progressives” for rotting the country from within.
Don’t worry. The only way to destroy America is to rot it from the inside — collapse our system from the inside. It’s got to be one of us that brings us to our knees.
Progressives — progressives are the ones that say you’ve got to rot America from the inside. You have to be inside in order to bring her down. It has been the plan the whole time. Make progress — baby steps. Well, progress from where to what? From the Constitution to a democracy. We’re not a democracy.
So now that it’s happening, why is America surprised? They’ve been clear for a hundred years. Radical progressives are infecting America! By deceiving unsuspecting people on their true intentions!
Progressives are not rotting anything. The progressives were the ones who stood up to unchecked corporate power in the 1890s and said “ENOUGH”. The people Glenn Beck represents have gradually restored the power to corporations over the years, culminating with the Supreme Court decision on January 21st in Citizens United that clears the road for corporations to have free speech rights. Now you and I work for companies who can take the profits off of our labor and use them to elect candidates who will work against labor of all types, from the factory floor through the accounting and engineering departments all the way up to department heads. Expect to be working more hours for less money.
But back to the alleged “progressive rot”. Progressives gave us the middle class, the living wage, workplace safety, scientific management, woman’s right to vote, and the labor union movement which has sadly been in steep decline since Ronald Reagan declared war on unions. These “progressive” achievements, along with many others, made it possible for the US economy to function at the level needed to compete and also tool up to provide war materiel for WWII. The modern progressive movement seeks to counter the influence and power of lobbyists and big business.
Unfortunately the Democratic party has been pulled to the right by the 24/7 right wing noise machine’s effect on public opinion. They continuously state lies, and then when they get busted nobody issues any correction, they just stop repeating it for a while. Then they start up again. Politicians realize that any phrase, any slip of the tongue, any vote could be made the topic of a Fox News “scandal”, where each employee feeds more outrageous versions of the lie to each other until it just disappears.
The real story of Progressives, past and present, won’t be heard on Glenn Beck’s show. He has just chosen them to be a foil to use for his crackpot conspiracy theories.
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.
8/13/10 – from 7/29/10 – GLENN BECK, HOST: We’re talking tonight about the Weather Underground manifesto written in 1969 by these guys.
This is Bill Ayers. This is Bernadine Dohrn, his wife. And this is Jeff Jones. They all are in and around the president.
First off, the Weather Underground has been disbanded and defunct since 1973. Secondly, the WU never had any major impact on American policy, foreign or domestic, other than whatever effect they had on the US pulling out of Viet Nam.
None of these people are or ever have been “in and around the President”. That is just a complete fabrication, a false premise upon which Beck spins 2 hours of phony baloney conspiracy theory that makes no sense whatsoever. Bill Ayers’ alledged association with Obama has been totally debunked so I’m not even going to bother with that one. Bernardine Dohrn has zero connection with Obama as well. Jeff Jones lives in New York. None of these three people have any connection with public policy, Obama, or radical underground organizations.
Since you can’t prove a negative, I’m going to turn this around. If anyone has proof that those three people are “in and around the President”, prove it. I want WH visitors list, a photo, emails, memos, whatever. Secondly, I want you to prove that any of those people has current ties with any radical underground organization that is illegally working against the US government.
You can’t. FAIL.
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Glenn Beck’s War on “Progressives”
On 7/12, Glenn and Stu(ge) got wind of a bombing attack on the wife of a minor oil company exec, Vennie Wolf. Beck said that of course it would have to be “Progressives” who did it, in fact the title of the segment is
Progressives MO — intimidate & scare
I think it’s time for the progressive community to stop playing footsie with this jerkoff and start letting him get what he deserves. If you see Beck being covered in media OUTSIDE of Faux or other right wing nut job sites like Drudge, please email me a link:
I will get in touch with the manager if possible and find out WTF they are doing feeding Beck’s chump operation with factoids to hang falsehoods upon. “Oh, I read about it in the Dallas Gazzoo. They’re a very highly respected newspaper blab blab blab.” You get the idea… we can work towards putting a stop to it and as Americans who care about truth we should.
I updated the spreadsheet today; I apologize for still not doing the spreadsheet updates more frequently but I have been busy with students and clients and need to keep with it for the short term. However, since Senator Robert Byrd died, there’s been a meat grinder of lies coming out of Glenn Beck so I want to just assure you that he’s lying when he says:
“I’m not here to judge him”
“Let this complete the record of Sen. Byrd.”
“… we will reclaim the civil rights moment. We will take that movement because we were the people that did it in the first place”
… or any comparison he makes to Dr. Martin Luther King, the origin and players in the civil rights movement, the “rights” being taken away by “the government” and many other topics along the civil rights track.
If you are not aware of the threat that OathKeepers, a crackhead self-proclaimed ‘protector’ of our Constitution, poses to America, you need to get educated. I will be putting up a page for secret radical militant groups. In the meantime you should take a moment and use these resources…
These people must be ferreted out and removed from police and military duties. They represent about 1% of active military and police forces, so the 99 of you in your group of 100 know what to do.
I have debunked this WHOPPER from a rant Glenn had on January 9.2008 that started out about John Edwards (no, not his sex scandal, that wasn’t out yet). John Edwards was giving his stump speech in which he stated that the middle class is disappearing. This is a provable fact, a fact supported by census data that shows the median income in the US declining. I am working up an organized set of data to show this (census site is slow, must be jammed with TeaBaggers trying to throw a wrench into the system). Glenn goes into a rage about “Sally Muckenfutch, little girl with the finger for an eye that can’t pick her own nose.” (Nobody could ever convince me that Glenn beck is NOT an asshole after that remark).
Then Glen drops this A-bomb of lies:
But the percentage in the lower class — now, this is where it gets weird. This is where you would have to pay attention and not be giving a stump speech some place. The percentage in the lower class over the last 30 years remains unchanged. So in other words, there’s the same number of poor people in America that there was 30 years ago but how is the middle class disappearing? Well, the percentage of people making over $100,000 a year has doubled from 12% to 24%. That means the entire decline of middle class is constituted of people moving up into the upper class, not down to the lower class.
So, it’s simple, see? The reason why the middle class is going away is because we’re all getting RICH! LOL I found this one by accident, and will have complete data showing what a PUTZ can do with a microphone shortly.
Glenn Beck is walking the line. He is encouraging sedition. He is challenging the legitimacy of the US Government. He is inciting violence.
This is a place he should have never gone. I am working on a new page, Glenn Beck – Domestic Terrorist and will post it as soon as it’s ready.
Now that health care reform is signed into law, the filthy, destructive, outright lies that Glenn Beck has been pushing to scare people into running like a spooked herd of animals will begin to implode. Some of these lies will be debunked immediately and some will just take a little time to be proven out.
So… here’s a list of my favorites that you can look forward to see blow back right into Beck’s dumbfounded-looking face.
*** Health care reform is a socialist plot to take over the government
*** Health care reform is a government takeover of the health care system
*** Health care reform is government control over 1/6 of the nation’s economy
*** Health care reform will kill your children, your grandparents, and/or you
*** Health care reform will use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions
*** Health care reform will cause doctors to quit their practice
*** Health care reform will cause people to stop wanting to become doctors
*** Health care reform will cause small businesses to fail, close, or stop offering health insurance to their employees
*** Health care reform will cause rationing of health care
*** Health care reform is reparations for slavery
*** Health care reform will cause Republicans to lose their health care
*** Health care reform will destroy the existing Medicare system (which should be destroyed anyway)
I’m sure you can come up with more. Discuss.
11/16/09 Apture is working GREAT as a way to easily use an Excel spreadsheet in a web page. I would highly recommend it! The documentation is a hard to navigate but once you get started it’s very quick and easy. I may use it to link to some other content; I’m starting to see more of this on the web.
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