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8/30/2009

Glenn Beck Rails Against Oligarhy

Filed under: General,Humor — Patterico @ 3:04 pm

Damn oligarhs:

UPDATE: He meant to do that!

62 Responses to “Glenn Beck Rails Against Oligarhy”

  1. Darn Potatoe!

    Joel B. (c335f5)

  2. I like the guy’s passion, but he’s wrapped a bit too tight. He does get the moonbats in a lather though, I’ll give him that.

    Ropelight (6f0b7c)

  3. I suggest we ask the questions he asks of our representatives and sentors. I would like to know what Van Jones is doing close to the President. How much is he getting paid and who does he answer to. His is an avowed communist and has been in prison. That fellow who is now an advisor to the FCC is another person of interest. He wants to control or eleminate talk radio as we now know it. Why does the President want or need a private army. His Civilian National Security Force is designed to defend against who? Why all the ads on Craigslist for people to support Obama’s policies and where are they getting the money to pay $600 per week?

    Zelsdorf Ragshaft III (ce52cf)

  4. The missing “C” was supposed to be for Czar. He said he left it out because the Obama people don’t like the word “caar”.

    Ken Fowler (82f4a7)

  5. Aww, frickin schoolteacher schtick. He’s talking about things that have been part of my paranoid dreams for years but it doesn’t mean I want it ALL out there and misspelled to booth.

    Rush does this sooo much better…

    cassandra (9180b6)

  6. I got a “C” word he could have used. Just sayin’

    Gazzer (6d46a4)

  7. Again he explained the ellipsis.

    No correction?

    bastiches (135406)

  8. Being an LA blog, surely you recognize the influence of the late Reverend Gene Scott.

    hortense (aka horace) (235454)

  9. As a regular reader of this blog I’m genuinely surprised to see the snarky missing “c” posting sniggering at Glenn Beck. The missing “c” was a purposeful morsel left out there. The usual suspects snapped it up, but that it appeared here is disappointing.

    Leslie (90ad06)

  10. Glenn Beck is the key to fixing the nation, because Libertarian philosophy is was built this country. Don’t get me wrong I’m a solid republican I always vote Red even if he’s a moderate like Mccain or Ford, because it beats having a liberal Socialist like obama. Now obama is building what England is right now. We need to eliminate the income tax,go back to a Gold Standard, and reduce the size of the Fed by at least 60%.

    charles (eb6028)

  11. Does anyone have a link to the explanation, and proof that it’s not an after-the-fact rationalization?

    Or just disappointment in me unsupported by facts?

    Lemme know.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  12. People talk about how journalism is hurting. But really, it’s just demand. People think this clown informs them. What can you do? Put someone else on the air?

    imdw (603c39)

  13. Glenn Beck explains the missing C: Liberal bloggers prove you can’t spell Oligarchy without Czars.

    I think Beck played the liberals.

    DRJ (3f5471)

  14. Yes, he did explain it.

    I don’t watch Beck, but I do want to verify the connection between Jeff Jones/Apollo with the stimulus. Supposedly Harry Reid said he helped write it but I can’t find it anywhere.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Apollo did help. Where is all the money to pay these astroturfers coming from anyway, the stimulus? Is that why leftists suddenly turned into greens?

    Patricia (7aaa75)

  15. The last major Commerce Clause ruling had Scalia abandon us and vote for the nebulosity position enhancing federal power.

    That was the case of California medical marijuana. The INITIATIVE, voted on directly by the citizens, allowed intra-state production and consumption of pot.

    Scalia voted that Federal law prevailed.

    He should regret that vote.

    Whitehall (78f115)

  16. Wow. You know, I think that WAS on purpose…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  17. OK, I have updated and linked the ass-covering after-the-fact rationalization clever explanation that proves he meant to do that all along.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  18. yeah I meant to write “to booth” too.

    cassandra (9180b6)

  19. He was certainly snickering about it.

    Let’s face it: the first casualty of political extremism is a sense of humor. And insulting people is not “a sense of humor.”

    I think he was playing the Left, yes. But that doesn’t mean I really like the man. Like someone else wrote, he seems awfully tightly wrapped.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  20. I like most anyone who can successfully play the left.

    I don’t see him as tightly wrapped as much as I see him as emotionally messy. I’ve caught him a few times and he’s ended up crying. Albeit about serious issues, but somehow it came off as weak.

    Dana (d7c445)

  21. I think this nation would be in better condition if a few more of us were as “tight wrapped” as Beck. At least he is trying to do something to stop the mess Obama is making. Most do nothing, some write comments on blogs, and some take action!

    Brett (6186c3)

  22. I have trouble watching him after 20 seconds or so. He reminds me of professional wrestling. Also I hate his set with that red blue Pee Wee’s Playhouse feel.

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  23. “not that Glenn Beck’s such a favorite or anything but now all the dirty socialist lib bloggers what made fun of Glenn yesterday are going to say the C stood for crying or something. Cause he does quite a bit of that I hear.” /happyfeet

    Sorry, happyfeet, that I didn’t do that as well as you do, but your very distinctive style seems to be really good at getting in people’s heads. For some odd reason tonight I just “heard” you saying that.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  24. #

    I have trouble watching him after 20 seconds or so. He reminds me of professional wrestling. Also I hate his set with that red blue Pee Wee’s Playhouse feel.

    Comment by happyfeet — 8/30/2009 @ 5:24 pm

    Oops. Didn’t think you’d be here at the same time. Heh. *slinks away embarrassed*

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  25. oh. hi! That’s ok I just wandered in … it’s been too hot to sit here at the machine today – here in Los Angeles it’s very very hot. The smoke made an Unusual Cloud so we went and took pictures.

    I saw the fires burning outside my window last night off in the hills but I don’t know which hills – the ones way on the other side of the valley that you’d have to drive through the hood to get to I think. The have good mexican food over there and people sell fresh coconuts on the side of the road.

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  26. Fine, Rush is doing it with a softer touch, but they’re coming to the same conclusion, the one that Mr. Frey & Ace, missed six or seven months
    ago. How is it a Chavista like mark lloyd can slip through the cracks, a virtual marxist revolutionary like Van Jones, has virtually unlimited funds and power to reorder society

    bishop (996c34)

  27. I’ve never watched the man, but the fact that he gets into the Left’s heads so easily must count for something – like Rush and Palin, as soon as they start opening their mouths the Left goes batshit. Weird how that dynamic works.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  28. It’s better not to care about things, because you might become embarrassed.

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  29. I was watching at the time (first time I ever caught him on TV) and thought it was just a mistake at the time…but most people writing live on a chalk/white board make mistakes on occasion.

    The thing that makes me respect Beck, among other things, is I heard him talking about the sub-prime mess and how investments off of it were going to collapse and be a huge problem more than a year before it happened. He didn’t take credit for it, but said he had the info from people “who understood what was going on”.

    The only time I heard him get teary was talking about how his daughter would have fared under ObamaCare and the policies of the science and technology czar. (Apparently his daughter has Cerebral Palsy and was given a very poor prognosis at birth, now in college).

    MD in Philly (9fa3fb)

  30. Cocktail

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  31. This is some really scary stuff Beck brings up. People need to wake up.

    Tug Speedman (d9d8ce)

  32. the influence of the late Reverend Gene Scott

    . . . who proved the Great Pyramid at Giza was built by the Bilderbergers.

    Liberal bloggers prove you can’t spell Oligarchy without Czars

    And that starts with C and that rhymes with T and that stands for Tsars.

    Official Internet Data Office (fe5970)

  33. “The only time I heard him get teary was talking about how his daughter would have fared under ObamaCare and the policies of the science and technology czar. ”

    Try to find the video of him crying from the hospital bed.

    [note: fished from spam filter]

    imdw (024f21)

  34. Actually commissars or zampolit, ‘political officers’ right out of the Soviet system, are closer to what they are striving for, unelected, unaccountable figures czars are just coordinators of departmental functions, this is something else entirely

    bishop (996c34)

  35. There is some strange shit going on at Treasury and maybe he is going to talk about it. I put a post up at my blog about it.

    MIke K (2cf494)

  36. “The thing that makes me respect Beck, among other things, is I heard him talking about the sub-prime mess and how investments off of it were going to collapse and be a huge problem more than a year before it happened. He didn’t take credit for it, but said he had the info from people “who understood what was going on”.”

    Paul Krugman? A lot of people knew our credit boom was unsustainable. And were saying it.

    [note: fished from spam filter]

    imdw (490521)

  37. I like Beck, despite his tearing up on a regular basis.

    And the reason I like him is because he’s pushing the buttons.

    Anyone who invites a boycott because he’s saying things they don’t like is OK in my book.

    Ag80 (fc6fd8)

  38. For those attacking Glenn’s Character did you not see the Friday Episode? He doesn’t care what you think of him. It’s basic name calling. Give it up for Pete’s sake. Dispute the facts he found then we’ll have a real argument not some wussy name calling like, “He’s weak”, “Emotionally Messy…” Ya,dee, dah, dee… who cares let’s dispute the facts… Are these “Advisors” Self avowed communists or not? If they were, have they denounced it? Is the President aware of these insiders points-of-view? If someone were to argue that… “Ah well you could say Glen is just character attacking too!” All I have to say is at least Glen Beck admits he is a cry-baby. Will they admit they have communist views? Will they even answer the question when asked?

    whatever (cb1df0)

  39. Beck, from what I’ve seen, is over the top. But isn’t he the flip side of the coin, with the coin being the insanity of our economic “foundation”?

    As Mike K pointed out about the Fed, you can dress it up in big words but it’s still a Ponzi scheme. The only thing that has saved us so far from a Zimbabwe scenario is that we are the only game in town. As The Chinese minister said, “We hate you. But we hate everyone else more.”

    Patricia (7aaa75)

  40. I did not care for him on TV but I have been listening to him on the radio and he sounds much smarter than he looks. Really.

    Alta Bob (e822b8)

  41. My take?

    Beck in fact admits he misspelled oligarchy, but then cleverly turns his mistake back against the leftoids with the czar shtik. It shows Beck is paying attention, has a sense of humor about his mistake yet still goes for the jugular.

    I am not a Beck watcher, but this example gives me an idea why he so popular.

    Brad (daf01c)

  42. This is true performance art.

    imdw (e870b9)

  43. I like the way he makes you think, that is the sign of a great teacher. Gently leading US to the conclusion we all are so afraid to acknowledge.
    When we realize where we are being herded we will have to rise to action, not good for a lazy country. But we do have it in US and sooner or later this country will again have to fight to be free.
    Think of all the “C” words that fit… I know you are!

    John Taylor (a6aef6)

  44. Comment by imdw — 8/31/2009 @ 4:48 am

    Coming from a guy who supports a party that is all one big stage show, that is indeed high praise.

    Scott Jacobs (445f98)

  45. Scott – He recognizes performance art because that is what he/she/it does every time it drops by here.

    JD (3d1db9)

  46. I’m not sure it matters whether it’s accidental or deliberate. If it was an accident, that still doesn’t mean he can’t spell the word. I do that all the time on the blackboard. I get too caught up in connecting to the people I’m talking to, in a big fat hurry to get a word on the board, and I end up making mistakes that I would never make otherwise. He did a good job of turning it into a gotcha – one more opportunity to make Obama look like a commie.

    Gesundheit (254807)

  47. This seems at least as entertaining as Kate and [guy who left Kate] or Grey’s Anatomy or that Dancing TV show.

    Beck’s imperfect, and that’s probably appealing to people out there.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  48. If you state that he’s arguing with emotion, well then, there you go.

    The left only listens to emotion. Logic and reason are all very well for those that can hear it but it’s powerless against those who are closed to it.

    But they are vulnerable to Beck’s style, and they know it.

    luagha (5cbe06)

  49. “I’m not sure it matters whether it’s accidental or deliberate.”

    This truly exemplifies the Glenn Beck genius. Same with:

    “The left only listens to emotion. Logic and reason are all very well for those that can hear it but it’s powerless against those who are closed to it.”

    imdw (8658bb)

  50. It’s interesting to me how Beck and his ilk try to pass themselves off as ‘regular folks’ when they’re nothing like regular folks. How much did Beck make last year? How about Limbaugh? Think THEY’D have any coverage problems is they needed treatment (say for example, for addiction to prescription meds)?

    I do agree that Beck is a genius. So is Limbaugh. They’re both great at making money for themselves.

    JEA (3ce9da)

  51. Beck and Limbaugh strike me as more like regular guys than Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy, who routinely pass(ed) themselves off as regular guys. Obama and the Kennedys also have a knack at self-promotion. So what exactly is your problem with Beck, Limbaugh and their “ilk,” other than they are conservatives?

    DRJ (3f5471)

  52. It’s interesting to me how Beck and his ilk try to pass themselves off as ‘regular folks’ when they’re nothing like regular folks. How much did Beck make last year? How about Limbaugh? Think THEY’D have any coverage problems is they needed treatment (say for example, for addiction to prescription meds)?

    Of course one needs to define the term ‘regular folks’ but I generally equate it to one having made their own way in the world without having been born into the advantageous station of wealth and privilege.

    Given that, both Limbaugh and Beck pushed the big rock uphill and made their own way to the points of success they now enjoy. It doesn’t get much more regular folk than that.

    And the frosting on that self-made cake is they get richly paid for their hard work. Don’t you think that is the appropriate reward for such hard work?

    Kennedy was as far away from being a regular guy as it gets. Not by any stretch of the imagination could one ever buy that.

    Dana (863a65)

  53. DRJ – You hit on their issue with them, right on the head. That they do not service the proper Narrative is all they care about.

    JD (cb9226)

  54. “So what exactly is your problem with Beck, Limbaugh and their “ilk,” other than they are conservatives?”

    I like Beck best when he rails against what “they” are doing to “our” country.

    imdw (e6c812)

  55. That’s interesting, imdw. I wouldn’t have pictured you as a Beck watcher but please keep us posted on what Beck does on his future shows.

    DRJ (3f5471)

  56. Racists

    JD (cb9226)

  57. I don’t have a tivo but i do catch snippets here and there. The coup bit today was good. Did you get that one?

    imdw (f41ee5)

  58. I have nothing against success.

    But you are laboring under the delusion that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh actually care about what happens to you. I’m quite sure Limbaugh, sitting in his elegant house smoking expensive cigars, doesn’t spend time worrying about Mr. Joe Average’s struggle to pay his bills or find a job. I’m pretty sure Beck doesn’t lose any sleep over it either.

    JEA (53fe4f)

  59. But you are laboring under the delusion that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh actually care about what happens to you.

    And, you know what, I’m perfectly fine with that arrangement. In fact, I greatly prefer that arrangement to the road of good intentions being paved by the professional handwringers in Washington. The fact that my interests and Beck/Limbaugh interests are aligned (temporarily) is enough.

    Nice touch with the class warfare jab at the end there. I especially like the hilarious contrast between the derision against wealth and the initial disclaimer that you have nothing against success. Funny, funny stuff.

    Hadlowe (068240)

  60. For all the talk about how Beck’s comments get under Liberal’s skin…has it not occurred to you that we are just laughing at his sheer stupidity? He trips over his own…um…appendage constantly. He’s not making us mad. He’s entertaining us with his comic relief, just like your supportive comments.

    Observer (fc9301)

  61. “has it not occurred to you that we are just laughing at his sheer stupidity?”

    No

    MD in Philly (9fa3fb)


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