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Forum Post: Glenn Beck "Rebrands" as a Moderate Libe(R)tarian!!

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 12, 2013, 10:17 a.m. EST by shooz (17787)
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As if.........LOL

No wonder there's so many libe(R)tarian nut cases around.

He used to be a conse(R)vative libe(R)tarian.

Can we leave 1984 now?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/12/glenn-beck-attempts-a-laughable-make-over-as-a-libertarian.html

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[-] 4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Real libertarians look at Beck’s latest attempted incarnation with a mixture of disgust and annoyance. They don’t want this rodeo clown anywhere near their bandwagon.

Well, I never thought that I would see the day that we wholeheartedly agree. (But, that's it lil' buckaroos.)

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Thanks to Murdock and the News Corp. money machine, Beck can buy whatever bandwagon he wants..........:)

I guess that's the REAL free market.

A lesson for the "little" libertarians.

That's how free markets work. Consider yourself schooled by Koch ideology.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Noam slams 'em!!!

Whole Beck is busy building a gulch, Noam has a few words for the Randians.

Are you listening Rand Paul?

January 14, 2013 |

In an interview broadcast on Al Jazeera English, Noam Chomsky argues that people who have the most privilege owe the most to society. "The more privilege you have the more responsibility you have," says Chomsky, "It's elementary."

http://www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-slams-americas-selfish-ayn-randian-elites

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

I actually had a guy in Phoenix tell me in his exact words " You ain't gonna know the real news unless you listen to a.m. radio. " We are so fucking doomed. After taking a weekend trip to Phoenix and the center of the suburban sprawl in this country and seeing Zero Dark Thirty I can say we are truly and utterly fucked.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

A zoom through the AM dial in the middle of night, can be a frightening experience.

Those people are nuts.

How many.......corporate people own all those AM stations?

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

6 us media companies control 90% of the media and 147 companies control the entire world.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2011/10/22/the-147-companies-that-control-everything/

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

I know about all that, but once you get past the AM stations airing sports there must be far fewer left, and even they sometimes sell air time after the games are over.

Who are the ones putting all that trash on the air?

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

I have three words for both republiclans & libertarians lying greedy self-centered

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

That fits Beck to a T.

In fact, it fits everything the libe(R)tarians and (R)epleican'ts have done since they legalized treason back in '74'.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

who cares about what Glenn Beck is doing?

[-] 0 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

"[-] 1 points by shooz (16189) 12 hours ago

Many of our posters are avid fans.

Even when they pretend they are not.

He is, in case you aren't aware, a highly syndicated personality."

Comments like yours remind me of those that don't believe Limbaugh has any effect either.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Weren't you the guy on the post about Gaza trying to say it wasn't important?

Yet I'm the asshole because I think Glenn Beck is a douche that no one should care about?

Now I'm remembering why I avoid you and your posts on this forum.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

I didn't say it wasn't important.

I said it was a distraction from what we could have an affect on.

Wanna take a look at how far State issues have fallen on the forum?

Like him or not, Beck also has an effect on this country.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Funding wars is a at home issue because funding wars steals tax dollars from social programs.

Discussing war is not a distraction.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Well, in case you are not aware.

Mr. Beck is on record as being STRONGLY pro Israel.

You should take your case to theblaze.com

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Glenn Beck is a moron. He also thinks the war in Afghanistan is about freedom, like many politicians of both parties.

I don't know what the blaze.com is.

What case?

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

He's a rich libe(R)tarian moron, that informs a large segment of the population.

I had no idea of his views on Afghanistan, so you already know more about him that I do.

Plus I thought we were referencing the Israeli/Palistinian issue.

BTW: I didn't call you any names, so why did you insinuate that I did?

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

Give me a break....Glenn Beck is a f'n hack. How do clowns like this ever get an audience that pays attention to anything they say?

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Yeah well, he's also a libe(R)tarian.......A moderate one at that.

So would you, as a fellow libe(R)tarian, be to the left of the right of Mr. Beck?

Wait? Don't tell me you have something against rodeo clowns?

It's a living.

[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

I wouldn't classify myself as a libertarian....and i wouldn't classify Beck as one either. Beck seems to be anything that can increase his viewership at that particular time....Ideologically and emotionally....crying on camera every other day...give me a break.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

I'm a reformed libertarian myself and Beck is most definitely one.

So are the Kochs and almost every CEO on WallStreet.

[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

Beck is pretty far from a libertarian....he's very pro military...pro-intervention....pro-foreign aid...pr preemptive war....pro protect Israel no matter what they do....pro republican candidate no matter who's running....pro christian takeover of this country...and on and on.

If every CEO on wallstreet was a libertarian gary johnson would have been pulling in a hell of a lot more money than what he did while running as the 3rd party libertarian candidate.

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

I know right. Like everyone here saying they are against all the killings from guns, and voted for the same war mongering people as always. Like that is going to bring any change in guns or war.

So easily fooled.

Im just trying to find out if its easier these days, tougher, or has always been about the same.

[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

Whats really sad is people of the past had somewhat of an excuse....there wasn't internet, communications and social media in those days that we have now and perhaps the government could hide much of what it did. Today it's right out in the open and people still couldn't give two shits. Most people in America probably couldn't point at a map and tell you where Afghanistan is even though we've been at war for years there now.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

They don't care what you think.

They don't care how you classify them.

They are one and all libe(R)tarian.

[-] 0 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

I get why you're mad at a lot of the conservatives Shooz....so am I. But you gotta know your enemy....because they are definitely not the same (repubs and libertarians)....not even close. Maybe you hate both of them...but if so then you hate the ideologies of each one...because their ideologies are definitely different.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Libe(R)tarians have infected my government.

They have done so primarily through the (R)epelican't party.

You will not accept what they are.

You do not accept what they do

That's not my problem.

I used to be one, until I figured who and what they are.

I don't enjoy "evil".

[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

How could you used to be a libertarian but call glenn beck one?

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Because Glenn Beck IS one.

So are the Koch's.

So is most of WallStreet.

You can deny that all you like, it doesn't change the fact that they are.

[-] -1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

I just can't talk to you....don't know why i bothered here.

"Because Glenn Beck IS one."

No he is not...and i just listed about 5-10 things to prove that....5-10 things that are VERY important to libertarians. But then you write back - without anything to back it up - and just state that he is. It's really like arguing with a two year old with you.

You obviously don't even know what a libertarian is and how its different from a conservative. For someone claiming to have been a libertarian that's a little weird. Why don't you do some research and then get back to me so we can have a real discussion.

Wallstreet is not libertarian...like i said....because if they were Gary Johnson would have been rolling in the dough....which he definitely wasn't. I don't know what the ratio's are - but you may be right in saying they are conservative...perhaps there are more on wallstreet that are conservative that democratic...that might be accurate.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

You didn't accept a single truth about Mr. P either.

You claim you are not a libe(R)tarian, yet you claim to know everything about them..

You obviously don't, and you've avoided the Koch's throughout....

Knowing that you don't accept the truth, I have to wonder why you bothered to come to their defense.

In the last week, for some odd reason a lot of the earlier threads here dealing with libe(R)tarians and Mr. P bub bled to the top.

You ignored them all.

Your loss, not mine.

[-] -1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 1 year ago

"You claim you are not a libe(R)tarian, yet you claim to know everything about them.."

Does that impress you? I know everything about the beliefs of the democrats, republicans, justice and green party as well. Is that a hard concept to grasp that someone would be so incredibly intelligent as to be aware of their political options? Perhaps you should give it a shot..it might help direct your anger to the right places.

"You ignored them all."

Nah, i'm just not gonna be enticed into talking to a partisan hack like yourself. I see your comments trying to get me to speak...i just choose to ignore them because you're frankly a waste of my time.l

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

So, if I don't buy into the latest conspiracy theory, I'm a hack?

OK.

sure. I'll believe you.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Its all about the benjamins babay!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REycCu49Vvk

Here's a list of newscorp donors. When they are contributing more to Obama than the Republicans, it should be all the proof everyone needs that this system is a scam that is simply playing with emotions.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/donations-by-media-companies-tilt-heavily-to-obama/

[-] 0 points by niphtrique (323) from Sneek, FR 1 year ago

Coming up: Rush Limbaugh the Liberal.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

On the plate "right" now is the neolibe(R)tarian loony wars.

Can't leave that anything goes loony Alex out of the mix.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/12/alex-jones-and-glenn-beck-out-crazy-each-other-video/

On a more realistic and reality based plot.

Libe(R)tarians, with the help of (R)epublicant's, make a bid for a "Galt's Gulch" city state in the middle of the Detroit River.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130112/BIZ/301120319/Developer-pitches-1B-commonwealth-Belle-Isle?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

$300,000 to become a "citizen", but they are willing to let in immigrants to clean their toilets and serve their cocktails.

[-] -1 points by Coyote88 (-24) 1 year ago

Who cares?

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Many of our posters are avid fans.

Even when they pretend they are not.

He is, in case you aren't aware, a highly syndicated personality.