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Heh, what do I think of military spending?Short answer: The government is spending too much!
Glenn Beck is always wrong. Not every statement he makes by itself may be factually or morally wrong. But taken in the context of his propaganda ministry, even the seemingly innocent peacenik, libertarian idea of reducing military waste can be part of a larger, ugly agenda. Consider his objectives. Besides, if one reads the news, Petraeus has already shown a willingness to trim the brass, so it's hardly an original thought. That lying, little bastard fancies himself nothing less than a cross between Mussolini and Jimmy Swaggart. His motives are always to be questioned.I am not one for unholy alliances or politics making strange bedfellows. We select our comrades for their superior moral and intellectual strength. Just as every dumbfuck who hates on the president is unwittingly aligning themselves with Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, there is absolutely nothing to be gained by agreeing with anything Glenn Beck says. Ever. IMHO, it is a sin to waste our mental energy and valuable time listening to a sick fuck like him. I for one have vowed to never do the same. Just like Samson made a vow to never cut his hair.
So, when he is right (like GB is here), you admit that you would rather be wrong than agree with a man because you hate him.An peculiar disease of the mind.
I admit that I don't watch Glenn Beck much. However, MikeB has posted a little about him on this site. Pretty much the liberals all say Beck is wrong. I usually ask, so what in this article is wrong? I never seem to get a reply and if I do it is not discussing what Beck was wrong about but usually saying stuff like "he is evil", "Beck attacks the President", etc, etc. Funny that no one can ever tell us what Beck was "wrong" or "lied" about.I'll ask again with this post. "We have more Admirals than we have ships."What did Glenn Beck say that was wrong or inaccurate? What did he lie about this time?
Anon:So, when he is right (like GB is here), you admit that you would rather be wrong than agree with a man because you hate him.I think we should encourage Flying Junior to keep up with that brilliant strategy, and encourage others to do the same (although no one who has not been lobotomized is likely to go along with the idea).Our next step would be to announce that Beck has changed his mind, and is now wholly in favor of restrictive gun laws. Flying Junior (and perhaps a few other near-vegetables) would now, on the "Glenn Beck is always wrong" theory, become vehement (if not particularly coherent) gun rights activists.Don't worry about the difficulty of getting Beck to announce his support for "gun control"--the beauty of this is that he won't have to, as Flying Junior explains:IMHO, it is a sin to waste our mental energy and valuable time listening to a sick fuck like him. I for one have vowed to never do the same.We just have to say Beck has announced support for "gun control," and Flying Junior will have no way of knowing that he did not.Welcome to the gun rights advocacy movement, Flying Junior. You have the honor of having been picked for a martyrdom operation: suicide-bombing BATFE headquarters. Paradise awaits!
Flying Junior, The vehemence with which you describe Glenn Beck is something I can certainly understand. And I find your description of the way he sometimes uses an acceptable (to the liberals) idea to further an unacceptable agenda.I think he's a fascinating character, a showman more than anything. Pointing out his excesses and nuttiness is fun. That's why I do it.