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Saturday, October 1, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Fox News Hits A New Low, And The Best Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Glenn Beck

Right-wing carnival barker Glenn Beck returns to the list this week for making the latest in a long string of bold, obviously wrong predictions.

In an effort to convince his listeners to support Utah senator Mike Lee’s doomed plan to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded, Beck declared that September 30, 2013 — the date after which the government cannot operate without a new budget deal — as the date when America’s death certificate will be signed.

“This truly is the end of the Constitution,” Beck said. He added that, if Obamacare is still being implemented on September 30th, then President Obama will be “a dictator at that point.”

Thankfully for Beck, Obama probably won’t have an opportunity to impose authoritarian rule. After all, the Gang of Eight immigration bill will have long since killed America by then.

  • Sand_Cat

    Jackson is one of the most effective crusaders for the “anti-god” forces. People like him are likely prominent among the reasons religion is on the decline among the educated and intelligent.
    As for “anti-life” and “anti-family,” no major party anywhere fits this description better than the Republicans led by such as he; his whole claim is a projection of his own and his colleagues’ attitudes on the opposition.

  • Daniel Jones

    EWwww, Jackson!

  • dtgraham

    One of our interesting and informative female contributors to the NM (Sigrid28 or Eleanore Whitaker I think) recently made the suggestion that everyone should pay more attention to Fox News so that we would “know what we’re up against.” A research kind of thing in other words.

    I thought it was good advice, so I’ve been watching a lot of Fox News lately for the very first time. I don’t know. So far I’ve found out that Obama has done the worst things that anyone has ever done in the history of mankind. Now I just have to find out exactly what they are. I still don’t know. Actually, so far I’m not sure if they do either. They’re always urging me to stay tuned for more shocking details but they never really seem to flesh it out.

    I know they’ve been very angry about the Obama White House buying up all the bullets in America. Then again though, Rush Limbaugh bought up all the Oxycontin and canned frosting and they still seem to like him, so I’m not sure what the deal is there.

    • latebloomingrandma

      I’ve tried to watch fox News, but it makes me too nauseated.

      • Russell Byrd

        Same here.

        • edwardw69

          I usually wind up screaming at the TV, which confuses the dogs.

          • highpckts

            Too funny!!

          • Russell Byrd

            Careful, if Faux News has the same effect on dogs as it has on people, the ASPCA will be filing a complaint for animal cruelty. 🙂

          • neeceoooo

            Poor dog, he didn’t do anything

          • edwardw69

            Don’t feel sorry for the dogs: that’s what they get for watching Fox News.

          • neeceoooo

            Maybe the colors remind him of a play thing

          • edwardw69

            I think it’s more like Hannity reminds them of a fire hydrant.

          • neeceoooo

            hehe, I was thinking that but I wasn’t sure how that comment would fly, thanks for saying it.

          • Pamby50

            Just found out that there is new channel on Direct TV called DOGTV. It is to sooth and relax a dog. You might need to put your dog in front of the tv to get de-programmed from watching FOX.

          • idamag

            giggle. good one.

          • Russell Byrd

            Are these two-legged or four-legged animals?

          • edwardw69

            They’re my wife’s. They are mostly on-their-backs or nose-in-the bowl animals. And they have no pride–they’ll watch anything.

          • Dana Es

            Oh, gee. With dogs, Inspiring good taste in TV viewing is like introducing them to dry dog food — gotta start ’em when they’re young.

      • stcroixcarp

        Try making a deal with Rush for some of his oxycontin stash.

      • neeceoooo

        I am with you, I would probably end up throwing something at the TV which wouldn’t be good, because then I would have to buy a new
        TV.

        • latebloomingrandma

          My husband found me a Styrofoam brick before the last marathon of Republican debates clown shows. The first one to get hit was Gingrich, who won the prize that night. I got a sore arm before that show was over, and didn’t bother with the rest of them.

          • neeceoooo

            I need to find one of those

          • edwardw69

            Someone could make a mint manufacturing them.

          • plc97477

            Where can I get one of those?

          • edwardw69

            I’ll have the factory up and running as soon as I can get a bank loan.

      • dtgraham

        I’ve found Alka-Seltzer seems to help when watching.

        • neeceoooo

          That may be something I need to try, when the Styrofoam brick is out of reach, reach for the Alka-seltzer.

          • dtgraham

            Or a couple of beers. That helps too.

          • Dana Es

            Or turning off the volume and just watching the funny faces.

    • Dominick Vila

      I have only watched FOX News once. The program that was airing was an interview. I can’t remember what the topic was. The guest speaker, who sounded more like a centrist Independent than a Democrat could barely get a word in. He was interrupted constantly and when he decided to say what was on his mind the host raised his voice, apparently to make sure nobody could hear what his guest was saying or to intimidate him. The whole thing was so disgusting I decided not to watch the Voice of the Republican Party ever again. The problem is that with the Koch brothers busy trying to find media outlets for sale, we may end up with very few choices in the not too distant future. Goebbels would have loved what is going on in the USA nowadays.

      • Russell Byrd

        Recently, when the tables were turned on him by a very vocal Democrat, Hannity repeated over, and over, that he could not hear him. This was bother hilarious and infuriating. They finally broke to commercial after about ten seconds.

        Do not get the idea that I watch Faux either. This was a link posted to showcase “Insanity’s” little embarrassment. To me Faux is literally sickening to watch. They are just there to stir up the tin-foil hat crowd and give them their emotional “needs.” They must have a special ray that penetrates the tin-foil hats and stimulates the “evil center” of people’s brains.

        • BDC_57

          Like the idiots that come in here like lana mike obozo.just name a few.

          • edwardw69

            They are not idiots: at least I would like to hope not. I think they work for the site. Salaried. I hope not minimum wage.
            I’m pretty sure Lana Ward works for the site.
            I am positive the Obozo person does. She is probably 68, working out of a home for old folks, and the rest of the residents sit around laughing at the rest of us for being so gullible.

          • idamag

            68 is a little young for the Old Folks Home. I think these people are white supremists who are trolling for members.

          • Dana Es

            I don’t wanna play with them (I’m serious) ’cause they’re just plain mean and they don’t go away when you tell them to. (Maybe we need bigger sticks?!)

    • moderationpreferred

      I have tried too to watch Fox news and get sick within a short period. They spout the most easily disproved crap and the right wingers just lap it up swearing that what they are told is the hones truth when a little research would show them that they are being lied to. Sometimes they do take a small part of the truth and then twist it out of context and put their own spin on it when if they allowed the whole story to come out untouched it would mean something entirely different. Sad that the right claims to be so ‘Christian’ yet has no Christian values like honesty and compassion.

      • idamag

        They are so hateful.

        • CrankyToo

          That’s why I call Fox Noise the Opiate of the Asses.

          • Russell Byrd

            I am going to have to remember that one!

          • dtgraham

            Now that’s a classic. Nicely done.

          • CrankyToo

            Cheers, Mate.

      • Russell Byrd

        Interesting. I suppose that everyone puts some slant on news stories, but only Faux News twists stories to fit their political agenda. To me that is equivalent to just making stories up.

      • Sand_Cat

        The most effective and long-lasting lies are those that use part of the truth.

    • idamag

      Don’t forget about the smuggled Viagra.

    • tdm3624

      Ha ha. I agree. I like to read left, right, and middle articles to be as educated as I can.

  • Dominick Vila

    Interesting metaphor by Glenn Beck. He obviously never lived in a country ruled by a dictator, a term usually applied to military officers who take over the reins of power by force and who use extreme force, including murder and indefinite imprisonments to stay in power. With that in mind, should we assume the Constitution that is about to end as a result of our government focusing on the welfare of the people is that of a Third World country? Facile generalizations and hyperbole may impress the ignorant, special interests, and those whose ideological leanings are so extreme that they simply cannot think logically, I doubt statements like these will impress people with even a few functioning brain cells left.

    • highpckts

      Oh I don’t know! I have more than a few relatives that listen to Beck and swear he’s telling the absolute truth and I always thought these people were reasonably smart!

      • Dominick Vila

        I have one who admitted that the only broadcaster he trusts is Rush Limbaugh!

        • CrankyToo

          You and highpckts need to float me their email addresses; I’ll set them straight…

          • Dominick Vila

            Thanks for the offer, but I don’t think it will work. Those who trust people like Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Coulter and the rest of the gang are not interested in facts, they only want to hear whatever confirms their preconceived ideas, regardless of how bizarre or illogical they may be.

          • CrankyToo

            They just need some tough love, Squire.

        • idamag

          My niece brought her boyfriend to our family renunion. He said no one was to call him while Rush Limbaugh was on as he never missed Rush Limbaugh. He said this at 9 A.M. By 11 A.M he had swigged down a six pack of beer.

          • CrankyToo

            Betcha can’t wait to welcome that DARN into the family.

  • JDavidS

    I don’t care if you lick windows, occassionally shit yourself or have a “strange relationship” with your pet iguana…after you read this article every Friday, it would , by comparison, make you feel quite normal.

  • middleclasstaxpayer

    Something to consider from a place where ONLY democrats rule: ILLINOIS
    A Wonderful State with ZERO Republicans….TRULY A DEMOCRATS PARADISE!

    There are more people on Welfare in Illinois than there are people working.
    Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging 110,000/year.
    Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. You can’t blame that on republicans because there aren’t any.
    Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what?
    Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ?
    Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago ..
    221 killed in Iraq AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

    Here’s the Chicago chain of command:
    . President: Barack Hussein Obama
    . Senator: Dick Durbin
    . House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
    . Governor: Pat Quinn
    . House leader: Mike Madigan
    . Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
    . Mayor: Rohm Emanuel
    . The leadership in Illinois – all Democrats.
    . Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago ..

    . Of course, they’re all blaming each other.
    . Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
    . Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
    . State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
    Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
    This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois . And he is going to ‘fix’ Washington politics for us???
    . George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house.
    . Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is…that’s right, also in the big house.
    . And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned. That is because he is fighting being sent to…that’s right, the big house.
    . The Land of Lincoln , where our governors make our license plates.
    But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago , nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.

    “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian.”

    • Teddy Jack Eddie

      Exactly right. Most of these liberal fools on here get their news on Comedy Central.

      • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

        No liberals do not watch Fox News and that is the true Comedy Central.

        • idamag

          I watch Comedy Central and those pundits make more sense than faux news.

      • Russell Byrd

        Truth kills Teabuggers. If that is the best you have, you are headed for the deep end.

      • idamag

        You say while you hike up your overalls and spit out your wad.

      • Sand_Cat

        Comedy Central is more reliable and truthful than Fox.

      • metrognome3830

        Comedy Central’s “news” is far more factual than Fox News.

    • awakenaustin

      Death toll in Iraq topped 1000 in July (for the year).
      Murder rate in Chicago is less than that of Ft. Myers Fla.
      George Ryan was a Republican.
      Illinois has about one-half the welfare recipients of Indiana (there aren’t more people on welfare anywhere than there are working – even a moron ought to see the problems with that statistic).
      I had an uncle who went to jail once, does that mean everyone in his family is a criminal? (Of course, there are no Republicans who ever went to jail for wrong doing or resigned in disgrace. At least none you can think of, huh?)

      Chicago average salary for teachers – $76,000.00 per year. If that is the high for the nation, then it merely shows how woefully underpaid they are elsewhere.
      I could go on but you get the idea. You could do the opposite of this with Texas, as some have done to shoot down Gov. Perry.
      Knowing how fond you guys are of quotes, I have one for you.
      “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Mark Twain (who attributed it to Disraeli.)

      • highpckts

        Very good!!

      • 4sanity4all

        You could go on, but your statements are mostly untrue baloney that you probably heard on Faux News. Now go away, troll.

        • idamag

          I would hazard a guess that he has never been to Chicago.

          • 4sanity4all

            Maybe, but his mistake is understandable. Rahm and the school board put out the misleading figures when the teachers had the nerve to take to the streets and call them out. They did it at times that classes were not in session, so it was not a strike, and perfectly legal, but that weasel Rahm had his revenge this year when he closed 50 (yes, 50) public schools. No city or town anywhere in the U.S. has ever closed that many schools. But it is because Rahm is a vindictive rat, and because he is paving the way for a takeover of the schools in Chicago by charter schools. Ironically, the charters test scores are largely as mediocre as the public schools, even though they have been lavished with new buildings and funds. And although the charters enjoy fat funding, they do not pay their teachers well, or give them health or retirement benefits. So Rahm endorses lining the pockets of fat cats and screwing the workers that do the actual work. It just proves that not all Democrats have a good heart I guess.

          • idamag

            Thank you for at least presenting facts. It doesn’t matter which party it is, there are people whose efforts are not for the good of the people. One of the biggest mistakes, we make in politics, it to become so partisan that we would rather denounce our religion to adopt the new one – our political party. This is causing division and chaos. I am an American. I do not believe in political parties as I can see what they are doing to our country. Some of our founding fathers predicted this would happen if we had parties.

          • Sand_Cat

            He probably never heard of it until he saw some wingnut on TV citing the “facts” he listed.

          • Independent1

            I would hazard a guess that Taxpayer was never awarded a brain. His statistics are so distorted I got the notion that he must be one of the writers of Faux News programing. Even a moron knows that only 4.1% of the entire American population collects welfare; and considering that Illinois isn’t even in the top 15 welfare collecting states – that sure makes it pretty tough for there being more people on welfare in Illinois than working.

    • idamag

      Hey, dipped-in, the conversation is about Fox News.

      • metrognome3830

        That’s one of middleclasstaxpayer’s primary sources of news, along with anonymous e-mails. I think he has someone read them to him.

    • WeimMom

      LOL, it’s also being predicted Chicago will be next to file bankruptcy! Detroit has been under Democratic rule for years, hmmm…

    • 4sanity4all

      First of all, there are, and have been Republicans in Illinois, a couple of whom became Governor and went to jail. At least we incarcerate our crooks in Illinois, Republican or Democrat, we are an equal opportunity incarcerator. And, although I could disparage your ridiculous list of half truths, I will just say this: with your talent for taking a true tidbit and twisting it into a semi-factual, foolish mess, you should consider working for Faux News. They love blowhards.

      • middleclasstaxpayer

        Please cite ONE statement I made from the list that is untrue. Thanks

        • 4sanity4all

          There are NOT more people on welfare than working. Chicago Public school teachers start in the low $30,000s and after 18 years, make mid $50,000. Only a few administrators and teachers with PhDs make the figure you cited, and they are in the minority. Hence, average teacher pensions are also not what you cite. They no longer (if they ever did) have the strictest gun laws. Lawsuits forced them to accept weak gun laws. Your ‘no Republican’ meme is a lie. Have you ever been downstate? I could go on, but you can look up your own facts. Hint: don’t take what you hear on Fox news as fact.

          • middleclasstaxpayer

            You are correct…as of 2012, there were 5.7 million workers in Chicago, and “only” 5.5 million welfare or other government aid recipients in Chicago, but that TINY gap is closing in 2013. RE; Gun laws: The city of Chicago lost a lawsuit regarding gun permits, but has still thrown up illegal requirements that now have to be litigated. Chicago is the WORST offender against our 2nd Amendment rights, yet 90% of murders in the city are black on black, which is never reported in the media. Regarding Fox news, I suppose you believe that the liberal stations are better, right? Like the NBC affiliate that edited out most of the George Zimmerman call to 911 to make it appear he was discriminating, only to have the truth emerge later, but never undoing the damage to Zimmerman’s reputation.

          • metrognome3830

            You start your reply by repeating more misinformation. There are NOT 5.5 million welfare or other government aid recipients in Chicago. That lie is at least 2-3 years old. The clever anonymous author of that statistic lumped in people on welfare along with people on public payrolls. The people on public payrolls work for their money. It’s not welfare. They also included all the people who are on disability and can’t work. Figure lie and liars figure. Try verifying some of your facts through reliable channels instead of believing everything you read in stupid, anonymous e-mails.

          • middleclasstaxpayer

            Sorry to burst your bubble, but this info is from a Nov 2012 article in Forbes Magazine….it simply states that, in places like CHICAGO (and DETROIT), when there are more “takers” than “givers”, taxes go way up, and things spiral downward from there. Here’s the article summary:
            “Let us give those takers the benefit of our sympathy and assume that every single one of them is a deserving soul. This person is either genuinely needy or a dedicated public servant or the recipient of a well-earned pension.”

            “But what happens when these needy types outnumber the providers? Taxes get too high. Prosperous citizens decamp. Employers decamp. That just makes matters worse for the taxpayers left behind.”
            It’s simple economics….when more people are RECEIVING benefits, taxes on those PAYING for their benefits MUST RISE! Our economy is already weak, and this will collapse it faster!

          • metrognome3830

            The article is from Forbes Magazine and it was written by William Baldwin, and referred to “People Dependent on Government,” not to “People on Welfare.” Two different things. As I stated, the numbers you quote are from Baldwin’s description of people dependent on government. This includes people who currently work for the state and local government (but not Federal workers), workers who receive pensions. He only counted Medicaid recipients as “people on welfare.” Baldwin himself stated that what appeared in the viral e-mail and what he said are two different things. Baldwin actually listed 11 states as being in a downward spiral and warned his readers not to invest In those states. The facts are that none of the 11 states has more people on Medicaid or on other forms of welfare than they have employed people. People who are government employees are by definition, employed and they buy goods and services and pay taxes the same as you and I, including taxes on their pensions when they retire. I certainly hope you don’t believe that one does not pay taxes on their pension income. I can tell you that’s not true.

            You can check for yourself at Jaxair News. Jacksonville Network.com or:

            http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/deathspiral.asp

          • middleclasstaxpayer

            All you state is correct…my only point is that, as state & city obligations begin to EXCEED income (best current example is DETROIT), defaults are inevitable…..Detroit now has filed for bankruptcy…..which city (or state) is next? Obamacare will certainly hasten the pending decline, as will ALL the other supposed “freebe’s” like “free cellphones” for people who don’t warrant them.

          • metrognome3830

            The “free cell phones” program was started under Ronald Reagan. Why is it, when we are looking to blame people for the demise of cities like Detroit, we conveniently leave out the business that did as much as anyone to bring down Detroit — the Automobile manufacturers. From the mid-60s to the late 80s, in order to maximize their profits, turned out absolute crap and continued to do so until they were practically buried by the Japanese automakers. Who do we blame? The auto workers union. Who did we (us employed and retired people) have to bail out with hundreds of billions in loans in order to save their sorry butts? We can all accept some of the blame, but nobody is entirely blameless here. We scold people and tell them they should save more and spend less. But we didn’t ask our cities and states to do the same. They knew well in advance what their salary, benefit and pension costs would be but didn’t allocate the money for it. So now, why do we heap the blame on people who were unfortunate enough to lose their jobs, or on the people who worked for decades to earn a pension so they could retire and not have to live on cat food? Why do we blame the workers who have watched their wages flat-line for 30 years? They have to spend more and save less because the prices keep going up. I don’t pretend to know what will be the eventual outcome of Obamacare, but for the short term, at least, health care costs have been coming down.
            The cell phone plan, by the way, was started under Reagan to ensure that people had basic phone service, especially in rural and remote areas, had phone service. As with many other programs, someone figured out a way to game the system. Probably some of the same people who are now complaining about paying too much in taxes.

          • middleclasstaxpayer

            You say healthcare costs are coming down????? My son currently pays less than $2400/ year for coverage. His 2014 ESTIMATED costs will rise to over $5700/ year in the ACA, while his current coverage will NO LONGER be available. So much for keeping your own doctors & your own insurance plans????? This is almost a 250% INCREASE in costs?????

          • metrognome3830

            No, I didn’t say costs were coming down. That was from an article in USA Today. I said I didn’t know. I would be interested to know, however, who was the source of the ESTIMATE of your son’s coverage. Is that just for coverage? Or for coverage plus out-of-pocket costs? A 250% increase in one year sounds like a Tea Party politician’s estimate, not from a reliable source. I’m not saying you’re wrong. I’m just saying it’s pretty hard to believe.

          • middleclasstaxpayer

            AARP has a web site…”learn how the new healthcare law works” it states… Go to HealthLawAnswers.org ……there you will get the bad news.
            I don’t think AARP has any ax to grind…their site takes you to a Kaiser Foundation estimating site. You won’t like what you discover. Check it out.

          • metrognome3830

            Thanks for the info. I will check it out.

          • metrognome3830

            I looked at the site, middleclass and I didn’t see any bad news. But I am retired and on Medicare with a Medicare Advantage supplement, so my situation may be different from yours or your son’s. Decreasing the donut hole gradually sounds good to me. I’m in it right now. The only thing it shows me is we should receive increased benefits, possible lower premiums. What am I missing in this report?

          • middleclasstaxpayer

            Input an estimate of healthcare costs for a 31 year old with NO work benefits….His costs go from his current $195 per month to about $480 per MONTH, with NO government support, per the Kaiser estimate. Note: his earnings are low. No, it will not affect YOU directly, but what about all the young folks out there who need health insurance. Who among them can afford almost $500 per month, when they currently pay only $195 per month??? The ACA was supposed to LOWER costs for EVERYONE, but with all the “added benefits” for old-timers like us, it’s going to KILL the affordability for young people like our own kids!!! We’re killing the goose that laid the golden egg. The next generation will suffocate under these 250% increased costs for healthcare.

        • metrognome3830

          I think most all of your statements have been refuted. Most of them years ago. Some right here.

    • metrognome3830

      Do you wish to claim authorship of this ignorant piece of crap? None of the other stupid asses floating it around the internet want to, so, it’s all yours, middleclass.

  • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

    Will Trump use the “Birther Campaign” against Cruz or is he white enough for Trump?

    • Teddy Jack Eddie

      Cruz won’t have a problem proving his place of birth.

      • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

        Wasn’t Trump and the Birthers against President Obama because they did not believe he was a natural born citizen? Well Cruz was born in Canada.

        • Teddy Jack Eddie

          0bama was born in Kenya, and that didn’t stop him.

          • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

            OMG – you need to get off the Party Line, President Obama produced his Birth Certificate and the State of Hawaii has confirmed that the document is real and he was born in Hawaii. Please provide your documents that show he was born in Kenya.

          • Russell Byrd

            He has his big mouth and that is all the evidence he needs. Like Faux Noise, if he can say it, it must be true.

          • idamag

            Teddy Jack Eddie, I don’t know what part of the backwoods you are from, but Obama was not born in Kenya. He wasn’t born in the US., either. In fact, he wasn’t even born on this planet. A nurse, from here, was kidnapped by a space ship one night to deliver a baby. Because the woman, who delivered, was not allowed to keep the baby, the nurse took it to Earth when they returned her home.

          • neeceoooo

            Great one

          • dtgraham

            I saw that on the Discovery Channel, or maybe it was William Shatner’s Weird or What…I can’t remember.

          • highpckts

            Oh my God! Still with the Kenya thing? Geez!!

          • BDC_57

            see you idiots are still lying

          • neeceoooo

            And were you there when he was born?

          • plc97477

            You do realize that Hawaii is part of the United States right, not part of Kenya.

      • dellmartin

        And that’s because evidence proves Cruz was born in Canada. Just like evidence proved the president was born in the US. What’s wrong with you people? I can’t tell if you are willfully stupid or just ignorant.

        • Russell Byrd

          My money is on willfully stupid. Ignorance alone cannot sink to these depths.

          • disqus_LcxpBv2uzz

            Ignorance can be overcome by learning; willful stupidity is a choice to reject learning.

          • Russell Byrd

            Thank you for “fleshing this out” for me.

          • idamag

            My sentiments is that ignorance is like bed bugs. getting them isn’t the shame. Keeping them is.

          • Russell Byrd

            I kind of think bed bugs are a lot like Repubs. They are blood suckers that are hard to get rid of.

  • Teddy Jack Eddie

    This site is too gay for me

    • disqus_LcxpBv2uzz

      Then screw!

    • Russell Byrd

      I think disqus has a point there, don’t you think.

    • idamag

      Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

    • old_blu

      On behalf of everyone on here. We accept your surrender, but we don’t accept your lies.

    • plc97477

      I don’t think we will miss you.

      • BDC_57

        He needs to leave never come back he’s a lying ass troll.

  • Teddy Jack Eddie

    I watch people every day buy Monster energy drinks, Cheetos, and the such on their food stamp card. 50% of Americans are on some sort of government aid. Keep it up libs, and America won’t last 10 more years.

    • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

      Well Republicans have preached Trickle Down Economics for years and after 8 years 2000 to 2008, which brought about a financial crisis we are still pulling out from. How about passing the American Jobs Act so we can get people back to work and off of Government Assistance. During Bush’s Administration (8 years) 3 million jobs created. Where were the job creators that got those big tax cuts?

      32% of the people on Food Stamps are the elderly and disabled – how many junk food do you think they buy? 30% are working, but do not earn enough – how about raising minimum wage so they won’t need food stamps. 22% are unemployed with Children – how about jobs that pay enough so they can afford day care. 16% are unemployed with no children – again pass the American Jobs Act and we can get people back to work. http://blogs-images.forbes.com/leonardburman/files/2012/02/SNAP-2010.png

      Do I believe there are people who abuse the system, of course, so focus on getting them off and stop demeaning all people on Food Stamps because of the actions of a few.

    • Raven Smith

      Wow, you stand that close to the person at the register that you can tell their card is an EBT card…ever heard of personal space. I guess you’re like the people who believe that those on welfare are only entitled to boxed or canned foods with no meat, fresh vegetables or fresh fruit. You do realize that the majority of people receiving help are children at 52%, the elderly at 20+%, the disabled, such as the ex-military and then the working poor. Of these who would you like to take food away from????? Maybe if we had incomes we could afford to live on we wouldn’t need food stamps. Salaries having been decreasing since the 50’s while corporate profits soar. And while the top 1% have seen their incomes increase by 280% the lower income people in this country have seen their incomes increase by only 16%. If everyone’s salaries had increased by 280% maybe we wouldn’t need food stamps.

      BTW, my disabled son has a smartphone…because we bought it for him. so he is able to contact us or his doctors or caseworkers because on $550 a month there is NOT ENOUGH money to pay for frills such as utilities, entertainment, phones, clothing, etc.

      Don’t blame Obama on the phones, you can thank Reagan and Bush for those. They aren’t Obama phones, they’re BUSH phones.

      • BillP

        Trying to reply to Teddy and other rightwing trolls on this site is a waste of time. Don’t you realize that those using SNAP benefits buy Monster energy drinks Cheetos and other wonderful foods. Another troll wrote how those on SNAP buy steaks and beer using the SNAP benefits. My daughter works at a supermarket and is not allowed to accept SNAP benefits for those types of food products. I don’t wast my time replying to them they will just make up anything that supports their argument.

        • idamag

          Those trolls are just showing how ignorant they are.

      • idamag

        Billy Joe Bob’s mind is made up, don’t confuse him with facts.

      • highpckts

        Well said!!

    • Russell Byrd

      There are two things that are largely wrong with you, your “heroes,” and our nation.

      First, you and your mob of liars exaggerates the 2% into the 98%.
      Second, if we continue on the course planned for us by the wealthy, they will own or control over 90% of all the wealth in this country in LESS than ten years. That is why your exaggerated lie of “50%” on assistance WILL come true. It is either that are have starvation and revolution.

    • old_blu

      “0bama was born in Kenya” And now after you said that you think we’re going to believe anything you say. That’s a lie and you know it so now your credibility is in the toilet.

    • metrognome3830

      Why are you standing around watching what people buy? Why don’t you get a job, Teddy JackEddie? I’m beginning to believe you are not just a Fox News Troll (FNT). I think you really might believe the crap you write.

  • “He is a dictator at that point.” Well Glenn, you are an idiot at this point.

  • midway54

    Beck, like Limbaugh and Hannity, is an uneducated bloviator who is making millions thanks to the targeted crazies who cannot get enough of his bilge and who thereby reveal the same mediocre mentality as his. So, come on all you dupes and yahoos out there who turn to this website to parrot the nonsense originating with your crackpot idols and proceed to entertain us.

  • idamag

    And Mike Lee unseated a decent Republican.

  • Mikey7a

    E.W. Jackson, I want you to tell my 79 yr old Evangelical, DEMOCRATIC, Aunt, that she is anti-God. Oh, I also humbly request to be there in person for her reaction! This dear old righteous woman, warned me back in 2012, that if America allowed a Republican to become President, we should all move to the nearest FREE country we could find, and fast. Oh, she also said that our Governor Rick Scott, was nothing more than a common thief, and a liar! Imagine that Mr. Jackson.

    • Independent1

      I’d say your aunt is a very perceptive person – she can obviously tell a fake when she hears one and/or sees/hears about the blatant anti-Christian work that is being done by the Devil’s party (aka the GOP).

  • RobertCHastings

    Virtually everything Beck has published over the past decade is unsupported and unsupportable revisionism. His most recent book (in paperback so more can have access to it – his statement in the foreword.) “Control” is based entirely on incorrect and unsupportable claims. Candidate Jackson apparently knows nothing about “Christianity” and is quite apparently not a Christian. Stuart Varney was, at one time, a respected economics commentator who has apparently lost his way. Donald Trump – well, really, what can you say about him that hasn’t already been said. Only a moron could come up with the conspiracy about Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner’s wife. These folks are really pushing the boundaries of integrity.

  • howa4x

    What about the wife du jour for the Donald? Is divorce for the younger model a tenet of faith?

  • LotusJoan

    They are all just too funny until you
    remember that they are the ones who vote on our tax code (in absolute secrecy)
    our budget and our national defense. Once you factor that in, the laughs
    stop and terror settles in. The clown car is now a stretch limo with red
    noises and wigs for all. No integrity, no compassion and no intelligence.

  • FT66

    I hate this man Glenn Beck more than anyone else in this world. This is the idiot who infected everyone at Fox News to behave like insane animals. People were behaving like human beings, they were a bit ashamed to attack anyone. BUT as soon as he opened his big mouth while working there, every and each individual at Fox News (excluding few) fall suit. People like Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, the woman from Alaska, can not even think of applying some breaks. It looks at Fox News like a mad cow house.