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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 05:48 PM
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Glenn Beck paints beleaguered Wilmington, Ohio, as real life Bedford Falls-Full of Holes
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Wilmington, Beck said on his Nov. 22 radio show, is ground zero of the recession, and its people like those in Bedford Falls -- are pulling together to save the town through self reliance and prayer.

What makes the Wilmington really special, he continued, is that Wilmington refuses government assistance, a key tenet of the political philosophy he espouses on his shows.

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To highlight his Wilmington story, Beck will hold a show titled "Americas First Christmas" at citys Murphy Theatre on December 15. The proceeds will be donated to a charity in the city.

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We quickly found Becks story full of holes.

The city of Wilmington itself has received federal assistance, including money from the federal stimulus bill that Beck often rails against.

Government and social service agencies that serve residents of Wilmington and surrounding Clinton and Clark counties have received state and federal money.

Development agencies and companies in Wilmington have received state aid or pledges of state aid.

Unemployed residents of the town and county are receiving unemployment and other jobless benefits.

http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2010/dec/03/g...
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Stargleamer Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 05:52 PM
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1. Given that he wants to this country into Potterville. . .
the irony is mind-blowing.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 06:00 PM
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4. Indeed
Edited on Fri Dec-03-10 06:00 PM by Ken Burch
The historical irony is that, in real life, Jimmy Stewart was a hard-core Reaganite, and was thus a member in good standing of the Party of Potter:

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 05:57 PM
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2. I was born there,
as were my father and mother, and for a while I think I was related in some way to over half the residents of Clinton County (probably not so much now, 60 years later). It's very sad what's happened there, though, with DHL leaving. I'm sure they're taking whatever aid they can get.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 05:58 PM
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3. Beck = Typical Republicon. A liar.
A malicious liar.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 06:01 PM
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5. He knows his listeners won't look into anything he says.
That would be librul treachery.
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