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Colonel Sanders Exposes the NWO, and Other Revelations From Glenn Beck’s Fancy New Novel

Greer Mansfield reviews The Overton Window by Glenn Beck in classic fashion, at Wonkette:
It is summertime, is it not, fellow Wonketeers? And summertime means summer reading: a mystery on the beach, occasional dips into the new Ecco Anthology of International Poetry while you’re on a bus or train to somewhere interesting, or perhaps The Charterhouse of Parma in the shade of a poplar tree. Then again, books and travel are both perilously expensive these days, and neither is particularly American. Not to mention the beach is now smothered by oil-waves and strewn with the inky corpses of pelicans and sea turtles. Maybe it’s better to read something from the Discount stack, something that suits the atmosphere of a foreclosed meth-stained bathtub at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The debut novel from promising young wordsmith Glenn Beck is just the thing!
As you can see from that terrifying literary trailer, Beck’s first novel is titled The Overton Window...
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Why the Far Right Hates Soccer

US_Soccer_logoI already love soccer, but the mere fact that the likes of Glenn Beck feel threatened by its mainstream popularity in the United States makes me want to love the beautiful game even more! Dave Zirin writes for The Nation/NPR:

Every World Cup, it arrives like clockwork. As sure as the ultimate soccer spectacle brings guaranteed adrenaline and agony to fans across the United States, it also drives the right-wing noise machine utterly insane.

“It doesn’t matter how you try to sell it to us,” yipped the Prom King of new right, Glenn Beck. “It doesn’t matter how many celebrities you get, it doesn’t matter how many bars open early, it doesn’t matter how many beer commercials they run, we don’t want the World Cup, we don’t like the World Cup, we don’t like soccer, we want nothing to do with it.”

Beck’s wingnut godfather, G. Gordon Liddy also said on his radio program,

‘Whatever happened to American exceptionalism?

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Left And Right Agree: Buy Gold!

goldWhen the New York Times runs a front page story suggesting that now is the time to buy gold and they quote Peter Schiff saying that paper money may become useless, is it time to buy, or a classic signal that the hype exceeds reality? Personally I think buying land, livestock and seeds might be a better bet…

It is the resurgent passion of the doomsday crowd, a bet that everything will go wrong. No matter what has you worried, they say, the answer is gold.

Inflation, deflation, government borrowing or the plunging euro — you name it — the specter of these concerns has set off a dash to gold, driving the precious metal to new highs and illustrating how fears of economic turmoil have moved from the fringe to the mainstream.

And gold bugs, often dismissed as crackpots who hoard gold bars in the basement, are finally having their day.

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Champions Of Their Checkbooks

Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

I’m left wondering how the right purport to speak for the financial interests of Joe Six Pack. According to varied statistics, the “average” American household makes somewhere around $50,000. How is it then, that the talking heads of the right can accurately describe life on main street, when they’re really living on easy street? By boiling public blood over taxes that go to pay for schools, roads, care for the elderly, the military, infrastructure, etc they’ve successfully been able to make fast cash:

Sarah Palin took in around $166,000 in 2007. Since she quit her job as governor, she’s raked in $12 million between her book and speaking engagements.

Glenn Beck made an estimated $23 million in 2008.

In the time it took to type and hyperlink this sentence, Rush Limbaugh earned more money than many Americans make in a day. He makes $33 million a year.

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Antichrist Mania: Glenn Beck Says It’s Not Obama, It’s James Cameron

It's Antichrist day apparently. Further to my earlier post about a quarter of Republicans believing that President Obama may be the Antichrist, the Hollywood Reporter reveals that one of the Republicans' favorite media mouthpieces, Glenn Beck, actually thinks the Antichrist is filmmaker James Cameron. Come on guys, get your story straight, or is it just your all-purpose slur for anyone who you think might not be as holy as thou?
"Avatar" director James Cameron lashed out at Glenn Beck at a news conference Tuesday, offering to debate the Fox News personality on environmental and political issues. Asked what he thought about Beck during a junket appearance in support of the "Avatar" home video release, Cameron said: "Glenn Beck is a fucking asshole. I've met him. He called me the anti-Christ, and not about 'Avatar.' He hadn't even seen 'Avatar' yet. I don't know if he has seen it."
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How To Annoy Glenn Beck In Five Minutes Or Less

Glenn Beck at CPAC 2010. Photo: Gage Skidmore CC

Glenn Beck at CPAC 2010. Photo: Gage Skidmore CC

Thank you Karl Frisch – who doesn’t want to annoy Glenn Beck without actually devoting too much time to doing so? He writes in Media Matters:

Want to annoy Fox News’ Glenn Beck in five minutes or less while simultaneously making sure your community gets its fair share of federal money? Fill out and return the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire when it arrives in your mailbox.

Few other issues seem to whip media conservatives into a frenzy of misinformation and half-baked conspiracy theories like the decennial count of Americans.

You see, for the world of “conservative journalism,” the census is a manifestation of everything they fear. Put yourself in their shoes: Obama’s administration is hell-bent on imposing a socialist-fascist-communist-totalitarian-Marxist police state, and now he’s sending us all mail! Even worse, Obama’s thugs may show up at your door to get a more accurate count.

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Is It Time To Stockpile “Survival Seeds”?

Are seeds the new gold? Advertisements for "survival seeds" are being run during Glenn Beck's prime time show on Fox News, advising viewers to stockpile nonhybrid seeds rather than gold or silver. When the "politicians and bankers bring the whole thing crashing down," you'll be able to grow your own "crisis garden" with nutrient-rich foods to sustain your family...scary times.
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Glenn Beck Denounces Jesus’ Values

Glenn Beck at CPAC 2010. Photo: Gage Skidmore CC

Glenn Beck at CPAC 2010. Photo: Gage Skidmore CC

Hard to believe, but mad Mormon Glenn Beck has publicly told Christians to give up their churches if they hear anything there about social justice, as reported in the New York Times:

Last week, the conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck called on Christians to leave their churches if they heard any preaching about social or economic justice because, he claimed, those were slogans affiliated with Nazism and Communism.

This week, the Rev. Jim Wallis, a liberal evangelical leader in Washington, D.C., called on Christians to leave Glenn Beck.

“What he has said attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show,” Mr. Wallis, who heads the antipoverty group Sojourners, wrote on his “God’s Politics” blog. “His show should now be in the same category as Howard Stern.”

Mr. Beck, in vilifying churches that promote “social justice,” managed to insult just about every mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, African-American, Hispanic and Asian congregation in the country — not to mention plenty of evangelical ones.

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Glenn Beck Creates His Own Shepard Fairey-Inspired Obama ‘Hope’ Poster, Featuring…

Hmm ... I tend to think this particular Founding Father would NOT be happy with Glenn Beck using his image ... but he's been dead for a long time. I bring that up for legal reasons, because helps to define what we call the "public domain." So actually, even though Shepard Fairey's Obama art is legally problematic, I do wonder if Beck can do this under "fair use." Legal scholars, your opinion is welcome. (And those who have something to say about Glenn Beck...) P.S. Glenn Beck "paints"?!?
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