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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj4I2f0ZO6g
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It looks like a photo shoot to me. In which case I don't see a problem manufacturing tears with Vick.

It was still funny though.

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2 posted 10-24-2009 01:36 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Reb, you know me well enough to know what I am thinking, and can't type here.
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So what's this supposed to 'expose', other than the fact that he used Vicks during a photo shoot to fake cry? Is it supposed to prove that whenever he choked up on air (usually when reminiscing about his parents or mentioning his special-needs daughter) that it was fake? Oh please.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuV1XG517cc&feature=channel
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Some of us still do get choked up thinking about or talking about the horrors of that day, I know I do. Why would people assume that Beck is faking it when he talks about it?
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However uneducated he may be, Beck is smart enough to know that the WWE gets higher ratings than he does -- so why not emulate them?
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Why would people assume that Beck is faking it when he talks about it?


Because he does it at the drop of a hat and it looks so fake.

Granted, it may be for real, I don't think it is but it might conceivably be that he blubbers like a baby at the slightest thing. I'm even willing to accept that maybe, just maybe, this guy cries in such a way that looks exactly like he's faking it when he isn't.

If that's the case though he has some really serious issues - it's not natural to burst into tears like that - he needs to seek professional help. A mental health expert would probably say he had some serious psychological issues, especially when you look at the inane conspiracy theories he keeps spouting. They possibly border on paranoid delusions.

Or as TYT, rather crudely, say - the guy is freaking nuts.

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What's so sad is that the liberals (not all, of course, but the ones that posted on the cvideo, certainly) are wasting their time with this garbage...
A very wise man one told me that if they (whomever "they" are) are attempting to discredit you, demean you, and bring you down, then you must be doing something right. If he wasn't so effective at presenting the truth (regardl;ess of how over the top his methods), and showing the ultra-liberal cause in such a bad light, then they would not be hounding him as much as they do... they would be IGNORING him, because he was annoying, and full of garbagio.

And before the flaming starts, answer this question:
Why has his little red phone, a direct line to the White House Communications Director) never rung when he made any of his "false, scheming, anti-American lies"?
If someone invited me to call in LIVE on the tv as they were telling the entire world something about me that was complete and total BS... I would be dialing the number so quickly that the phone would be ringing before I was done pushing the buttons.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE

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A very wise man one told me that if they (whomever "they" are) are attempting to discredit you, demean you, and bring you down, then you must be doing something right.


Or doing something so inanely stupid we are compelled to watch - if they called it "Beck says the stupidest things" I'd still watch and I'd still email my friends with links so they can laugh at him too.

I'll get bored eventually though.

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Why has his little red phone, a direct line to the White House Communications Director) never rung when he made any of his "false, scheming, anti-American lies"?


Are you serious?

Because talking to him would afford him more credence than he deserves. Do you stop to talk to the wino standing in the middle of the street tossing rocks at passing cars? Of course you don't, why? Because you're unlikely to gain anything from the conversation apart from a rock on your noggin.

Beck has the phone set up for the same reason the wino is tossing rocks, he's demanding attention. If someone talks to the wino he wins, if they don't he still wins the attention of the drivers he's tossing rocks at.

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I wouldn't actually expect Dunn to call on the red phone, nor do I think Beck does, but she does need to be specific regarding her allegations that Fox lies and spreads misinformation since she and others at the White House have made that broad generalized claim. I think the point of the red phone is just a reminder that those specifics have still not been given in any format.
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Thanks, LR! You have made my day and given me a smile before going to see the man with the sharp knife. Has desperation set in so deeply you have to bite on this one? I would tend to agree with one of the commenters on the thread under the video...

This is another example of anticonservatism misrepresenting the facts by selectively showing only those things which appear to support their bias. This was a photo shoot, not an attempt to fake out the public. Apparently libs don't know the difference. Or maybe they don't want to know the difference because it wouldn't serve to promote their agenda. Free speech means we all get to have our say even if it does offend.

It was obviously a photo shoot instead of a show prep. Beck certainly knows the publicity surrounding his crying and decided to spoof himself by taping this little ditty and getting it on youtube for some overzealous liberal to see it and run with it. Come on....have you ever seen those facial expressions they came up with on his show? So sad it's funny would be your taking the bait and falling for it. Perhaps, for your next attempt, you can follow the lead of another liberal responder to the video..

Rumour from those who know Beck... Glenn Beck likes to lick little boys' dirty underwear! Seriously. The liberal media will not tell the truth about this! His most fanatical fans reportedly even send little boys dirty briefs to him for free, as well as dirty diapers. Beck is a sick (deleted), and he must be kept away from any boy or man under the age of 30. Hopefully Beck will suck on the end of a gun and pull the trigger... go meet up with you brother Glenn! He is waiting.

Imagine what you could do with that one....
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I think the point of the red phone is just a reminder that those specifics have still not been given in any format


They're self evident Denise, nobody needs to talk to the wino to confirm the fact that he's tossing rocks so why do they need to explain to Beck that he's making stuff up?

Ringo suggested that they ignore him - well guess what..

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They lose credibility when they throw out generalized charges of 'lies and misinformation' and then fail to give specifics.

Probably just another distraction to take the spotlight off of the stuff they are trying to ram through Congress.
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Fine, don't call his show. I can deal with the fallacy of that, without even straining to rectify it within my own feeble brain.
I would, however, point out how the Obama administration is acting like a child feeling abused by his older brother.

When othe 5 year old comes sailing down the stairs crying that the 6 year old is being mean, I- first thing- ask why, and get the response, "She said something mean to me." I next ask, "what did she say?" and get the response, "uh... she said I peed the bed." The thing is, the night before, she had done exactly that.

Now, Fox is being the mean older brother, and the Administration is being the whiney 5 year old complaining that the older brother is telling the truth. Before the left wing contention begins rejecting this premise out of hand, let me ask you this:
Where is the Administration's statements/proof that the original bill was not going to require people to be on the government's health plan? Section 102, Paragraph a, number 1, sub paragraph A of the original bill specifically stated that insurance companies could not write any new business after the first day of the law had taken effect. Sub-paragraph B states that dependants opf people who have health care may be written new business... but not anyone being eligible for new coverage under a new job, or whatever.
Ditto the assertion that the Administration's healthcare plan was going to require taxes on the middle class, and that it was going to not be cost effective at all. Well, new reports are that it is going to cost 1 TRILLION dollars to put the enw plan into effect... and not require a new tax on the middle class???

Fox News is telling the truth, and the Obama administration is complaining that they are doing so... just like my 5 year old.

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Section 102, Paragraph a, number 1, sub paragraph A of the original bill specifically stated that insurance companies could not write any new business after the first day of the law had taken effect.


You've been listening to Beck for too long Ringo.

If you actually bothered to read the section you're quoting you'd find that it related to grandfathered policies. Basically it stops insurance companies selling sub-standard policies and ripping off innocent customers but oddly it allows any existing policies to continue.

How can I put this without offending anyone - You're statement is not in alignment with what most people would generally accept as being a true representation of the truth.

I can post the whole section if you like, or you can hunt out the thread where I explained it the last time someone made the claim.

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As far as I know, no one is required to watch or listen to Glenn Beck or anyone else. Answer should be simple enough for those who mock him....don't watch. It's really not that hard to figure out.
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A very wise man one (sic) told me that if they (whomever "they" are) are attempting to discredit you, demean you, and bring you down, then you must be doing something right.



So that's why Beck is going to so much trouble and spending so much air time on Van Jones, ACORN, and Anita Dunn....  

But seriously -- all I did was post a funny video of the man being himself -- and if you think that discredits him -- then -- well -- tis the eye of the beholder Bradley.

Wise man indeed!

A few verified lies and half-truths told by Mr. Beck meant intentionally to mislead his audience:

quote:

Forty-five percent of doctors "say they'll quit" if health care reform passes.

Van Jones "is an avowed, self-avowed radical revolutionary communist."

Van Jones signed a petition indicating he "thinks the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Center and covered it up."

John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, "has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population."

"Why do we have automatic citizenship upon birth? We're the only country in the world that has it."

"You don't know if this (the H1N1 vaccine) is gonna cause neurological damage like it did in the 1970s."
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/personalities/glenn-beck/statements/



Or maybe it's not intentional... here he admits he doesn't check facts (and demonstrably lies when the truth will do):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB3cC87uPmw

Of course Lindsey Graham may have a different reason for demeaning Glenn Beck than that he thinks he is "effective":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP_DMTbfbdE
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Mike -- glad I got under your skin!  I know I've been effective when you call me desperate!  

Now I know you have a good reason to wake up and heal up so you can come back and scrap again another day!

My thoughts and best hopes are with you old friend.
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A very wise man one (sic) told me that if they (whomever "they" are) are attempting to discredit you, demean you, and bring you down, then you must be doing something right.

That, of course, can also explain why people are going to so much trouble to spend so much time on Beck.

all I did was post a funny video of the man being himself

DOn't be so humble, reb. Prefacing it with "sad" makes it a little more than that, of course.

I really appreciate your well-wishes, LR. It's not something I'm looking forward to, already knowing what it's going to be like, thanks to the first one. I AM, however, looking forward to coming back for more Alley misadventures and petty Beckering! Be well......
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Well yes, I'm sure that was Bradley's original point Mike...

Obviously 'sad' is in reference to our 'sad clown' Mr. Beck,  the real funny part is that despite all of your (conservative's) protestations -- you'll never look at the sniveling dry-drunk again without wondering if Procter and Gamble's stock just went up!

  Flirt with the nurses!

P.S.  When my father was dying with cancer in order to check his orientation to the world the nurses and doctors would always begin conversations with questions like 'what day is it?' 'what town are you in?' 'who is the president?'

To the latter question (my dad didn't think much of our 42nd president)  he would respond "I don't have one."  Which let us know he was still himself.

If they try that on you in the recovery room just say "of Kenya?"  
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Answer should be simple enough for those who mock him....don't watch


Right now I'm hooked Mike, he's so funny. Besides how the heck can we mock him if we don't know his latest tin pot conspiracy theory?

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LR, I think your dad and I would have gotten along just fine. Thanks for the tip
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Dear Mike,

          Good luck, guy.  Take the pain stuff.  You'll heal faster with it.  I'm waiting to continue our discussions here, though I'm not sure that'll make you hurry back or not.

Affectionately, Bob Kaven
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Dear Denise,

          I'm not a Beck person, so I really don't keep track of what he says.  If you're interested in half-truths, though, you might compare what he says about ACORN to the actual facts as supplied by Grinch.  You might also look some of them up in the 60 some page research study that went along with my Washington Post reference a week or so ago.

     You know I disagree with you, so I'm not even beginning to suggest you take my word on it.  I'm simply suggesting that you do some research that isn't politically biased at all, right or left, and use that as a yardstick.

     Is that too much to consider?

Sincerely, Bob Kaven
 
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