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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:36 PM
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Glenn Beck Finds "Communist" Art At NBC's HDQTRS
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FOX's Delusional Glenn Beck Finds Communist Art At NBC's Headquarters & Rockefeller Plaza - 09/02/09
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:39 PM
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1. Rockefeller selects tides! {EOM}
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subcomhd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:42 PM
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3. for the oligarhy
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blackbart99 Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:17 PM
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84. I guess we can't use hammer's. wheels, or do any farming
Only commies do any work right....right....we just sit back and let the world make everything for us.
Buy it cheep from china and keep waving our flags...right...right........:tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :yoiks: :bluebox:
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:41 PM
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2. What a fucking idiot.
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:46 PM
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4. Looks like a shovel to me, Glenn.
Not a hammer. Looks like a shovel that you cut off (since you can't see the guy's feet, you know there's more).

"There's weed over there." Yes, and you've been smoking it, haven't you?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:00 AM
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11. But what about this gay man running messages to the communists?


Well they have this in Rockefeller Plaza too.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:21 AM
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26. Looks like Bruno at that award show! LOL n/t
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:09 AM
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59. hahahaha
dangerous stuff
no wonder I've been thinking funny thoughts all my life.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:46 PM
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5. And the lesson is...if your doctor gives you stelazine, be sure to take it. nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:47 PM
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6. What an idiot.
Edited on Wed Sep-02-09 11:53 PM by Hissyspit
Oh, my god! The President of the United States wants to talk to school children.

If no one knows what these images mean anymore, what's he so damn upset about?

Demogogue piece of shit. I don't know if he actually believes this stuff or not.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:25 AM
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28. Yeah...
Beck says thousands of people walk by them everyday and don't even notice them.
So what's the big deal.
Most people that watch Beck's show wouldn't even have an opinion of them if they were to stop and look at them.
Has he talked about the pyramid and the eye on the back of money yet? LOL

I think that by Christmas he will have driven himself 'completely' crazy and if he doesn't jump out of a window by then then Fox will take him off of the air.
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blackbart99 Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:21 PM
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85. Careful now...you know happened the last time..
a president spoke to school children. I bet Obama will hold the book right side up.
:crazy:
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:48 PM
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7. Get the Thorazine.
And the funny jacket with straps.
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busybl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:49 PM
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8. he's so nuts.
that stuff looks like typical 1930's art to me.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:46 PM
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96. "It drives me NUTS!"
Glenn, the last 5 feet of a downhill doesn't get the ball rolling it just perpetuates what already started
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:49 PM
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9. jaw dropping idiocy
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:58 AM
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67. I couldn't have said it better myself.
He reminds me of somebody who would feel so at home during McCarthyism. It is astonishing that people actually consider him to be a credible source of information.
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:50 PM
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10. why is bek such a fukstik? n/t
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:00 AM
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12. Yeah, he's pretty much batshit insane.
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subsuelo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:02 AM
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13. sad thing is...
people *really*, *truly* believe in the propaganda/lies/distortions he's pushing
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:02 AM
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14. The man is completely off his nut. I can't even figure out what point he's trying to make.
Rockefeller hates communists and fascists.

Rockefeller likes communists and fascists.

Which is it?

And whichever it is, where is he getting fascism from? How are supposed communist symbols interpreted as also representing fascism?

And what the hell is wrong with having representations of a worker and a farmer? Does acknowledging their existence make one a communist? Should a good capitalist want to eliminate all such images and pretend that such inferior beings don't exist?

Total assclown.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:05 AM
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18. These works (from 60 years ago) are in PLAIN SIGHT! Except that the one that was destroyed.
:eyes:

It's association technique. It doesn't have to make sense. It's just about putting the things next to each other. He mentioned Obama and the Green "czar" along with Marx and Lenin and the Rockefeller foundation. It makes no sense, but it doesn't have to.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:52 PM
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90. Beck is not trying to make a point, he is trying to demonize the word progressive, and that's
all his rambling evil insanity is about. He never mentions the word liberal and he falsely ties the word "progressive" to either communist or fascism several times, I guess he feels the word liberal has already been demonized enough. Count how many times he mis-uses he word progressive, that's all this is about.

He will not be fired because Beck is doing his corporate master's bidding, that being major misdirection against the gullible people watching his propaganda while brainwashing those same people in to ignoring the very real damage done to them and virtually all of the American People by our current and long held acceptance of corporate supremacy over "We the People."

Logic has nothing to do with his program; emotionalism, misdirection and co-opting of the truth do, and Beck is just one face of the multi-headed corporate media Hydra propaganda beast.
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:03 AM
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15. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
no stop, haha ha ha ha ha ha please stop, ha ha ha ha ha ha yer killin' me!
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:04 AM
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16. What is he trying to do?
He makes absolutely no sense.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:53 PM
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100. He and the rest of the rabid RW have nothing else.
They can't argue the issues with facts so they have to use absurd associations.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:04 AM
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17. And who the hell is un-recommending this?
Must be the fascist communist farmers and workers.
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The Animator Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:06 AM
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19. Muther Fucker has started picking on artists...
It's time...
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subsuelo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:06 AM
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20. we need to take the Chavez route and start banning this crap from entering the airwaves
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CAG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:47 PM
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102. yeah, who needs freedom of speech, anyway??
:sarcasm:
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subsuelo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-04-09 11:43 AM
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103. freedom of speech has limits. n/t
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:11 AM
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21. To say the least...
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Trocadero Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:11 AM
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22. look at all the red in the studio! Beck must be a commie
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:29 AM
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29. LOL... Touche` ... n/t
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:44 AM
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31. I think the red probably represents the Republican Party.
Which raises an interesting question. Why is the Republican Party the same color as the Communist Party? And why does "Republican" contain the word "public" as in "public works", "public goods", "public sector", or *shudder* "public option"? And why were and are many members of the Rockefeller family members of this questionable Republican party? Hmmm?
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:34 AM
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43. Reds = Republican Party... Reagan was a commie - he led a Union remember?

it all just becomes so jumbled I think Beck is actually a wart I cut off my toe that grew into a human.

at least we know the Conservatives in America aren't getting smarter - so they will be even easier to beat next time around
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:35 PM
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86. Unfortunately, they can be as stupid as they want
as long as they can figure out how to get to the polls and vote. We need them to be smarter so that they can see through this bullshit.
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:13 AM
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23. And if the art was Babylonian then that would mean NBC was promoting Babylonism
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 12:20 AM by Monk06

Ignorant twit. Of course it's communist art
because it's soviet art. How clever of him
to point that out to his bear swilling Norman
Rockwell viewers.
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The Animator Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:22 AM
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45. Hey Lay Off Norman Rockwell...
He was big into promoting Civil Rights and speaking truth to power, some of his works reflect that, though they are not his most well known pieces.

I also love his work... him and Alex Ross both.
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:14 PM
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91. Well to each his own.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:13 AM
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24. I can't stop laughing...
I am only 3 minutes into the video and had to pause it for a break - I was laughing so hard I started coughing and choking!
Where the hell does he expect the 'wheel' of the chariot to be? On top of the head of the man?
And where the hell should the boy be? Under the hoofs of the horses?

Glenn Beck IS nuts!
At the beginning he said 'this stuff drives me nuts' -- well Beck YOU are nuts!
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:13 AM
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25. He's a regular Lewis Prothero...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flBpsyFbEOs



...he's stirring up the fan base to harass.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:21 AM
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27. "Right above syphilis is Rockefeller"
:spray:

:wtf:

:rofl:

I see in Glenn's future him being dragged off kicking and screaming, to a padded cell. They are coming to take him away. Ha ha, he he.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:40 AM
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30. Actually, Rockefeller destroyed the Diego Rivera mural because he thought it was communist
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 01:33 AM by Adenoid_Hynkel
had the entire unfinished mural ripped off the wall because Rivera refused to take out the tiny portrait of Lenin in a crowd. Rivera was paid and removed from the premises.
Cost ol' Nelson a ton.
Beck acts like the thing is still there and that Rockefeller installed as some part of a plot involving the UN and the USSR.
Once again showing Glenn Beck doesn't know history.
Or he probably does and is just a liar.
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BobTheSubgenius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:30 AM
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39. You're giving Beck WAY too much credit.
The guy can't even spell......and apparently doesn't have a research dept.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:46 AM
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70. Yeah, Beck never bothers to EXPLAIN why the mural was removed.
He implies it's not because Rockefeller wanted to take it down but because it was too "controversial," so he had it removed despite wanting to keep it. What a bunch of crap.

Beck is honestly becoming Fixed Noise's new anti-NBC warrior, trying to imply that they are a sekret Communist news organization because, why, look at all the Communist symbolism on the art of their headquarters!!!!

What a friggin' idiot. Never would it occur to him that Communism was a popular political belief amongst artists of the era in which the building was created. Not with Rockefeller, with the ARTISTS! So of course their work just might pay tribute to the common worker and farmer. And well, gosh, workers and farmers are frequently symbolized by hammers and sickles--not just in Communist Party imagery but EVERYWHERE because THAT'S WHAT THEY USE (or used)! But, as someone pointed out, there's also a lot of ancient mythology present in the building's art too--now does that mean that Rockefeller and the NBC network believe in and are advocating belief in multiple gods?

Maybe he does. Or maybe he just figures that if he makes up a lot of crap, uneducated people will be stupid enough to believe it, and that's all he needs to be golden.

Sheesh.
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republicansarewhores Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:44 AM
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32. "Liberal" used to be the dirty word lumped in with communists and fascists...
Notice how he's using the word "progressive" now instead of liberal, to drag it through the slime and demonize it?

I REALLY want to see the same end Howard Beale met in "Network" meted out on Beck. I REALLY do.

RAW
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:54 AM
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33. OMG, the Bible is a Communist Plot!!!
Isaiah 2:4 4 And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

Or is it a fascist plot?

I'm waiting for Glenn to tell me!!! Make up your mind!

And, what, pray tell, does this have to do with either GE (who purchased the building long after those works of art were installed... or NBC which was purchased by GE even later and relocated to Rockefeller Center.

I have never experienced the feeling that I get with Glenn... it's one of wanting to kick him in the nut sack until his eyes bleed.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:54 AM
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71. Actually, NBC has been a part of Rockefeller Center for as long as RCA has
since it was parented by RCA...even the pre-GE days.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:58 AM
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34. so I run down most hurriedly
and joined the John Birch society...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv5YXfptGUE
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:59 AM
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35. Damn, the video stopped before he could get to the Freemasons
and the Jewish Conspiracy!11!!!
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:05 AM
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36. Any day now this idiot is going to cut his own nuts off...
and wait for a spaceship to take him away.

I just wish he'd do his show wearing one of those pointy Prussian helmets...
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:06 AM
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37. Glenn Beck, Lunatic Extraordinaire
He's a human train wreck.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:21 AM
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38. Notice Beck never gives the names of the artists or the titles of the work
God forbid his audience actually look them up and find out how full of shit he is
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:44 AM
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40. He's all over the map - especially about the Diego Mural mural
He shows the re-done version in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and acts like it's an exact copy of the one destroyed by Rockefeller. Yes, the communist propaganda is still there, which is why Rockefeller and Rivera ended their arrangement, and Rockefeller destroyed the mural, but why would Rivera put syphilis over Rockefeller in the original? He didn't, and that's why it's not mentioned, and it's Lenin's presence that caused the dust-up.

TlalocW
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:30 AM
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41. and look here - a splat of paint that represents the amount of brain functioning in that nimrod

oh I'm indeed sorry, that isn't paint, it's birdshit. well, even more appropriate then.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:33 AM
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42. What a clown!
But that clown is a dangerous psycho.
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AnotherGreekDemocrat Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:58 AM
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44. I wish Glenn Beck was just crazy
but I read a good article comparing him to Orson Welles. His Production Company is named after Welle's 'mercury radio theater.' He's deliberately working people into a frenzy, like Welles accidentally did during his Halloween broadcast of "War of the Worlds."

Beck's version is 'War of the Words, Invasion from Marx.' Now his 'followers' are in the same state of mass hysteria as the folks in New Jersey who ran around 'hunting martians' during the Halloween broadcast. They actually believe that a routine and banal speech by the President about 'staying in school, 'is some kind of 'Hitler Youth' indoctrination.

When I see clips like this, I stop being amused and start wondering: What is he trying to make his followers do? He wrapped up all that nonsense about 'commie art' and the rockefellers by a dig at Van Jones. Is he trying to get his people to after Van Jones? Or, it wouldn't surprise me if this was the opening round attacking government funded art, like the N.E.A.

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The Animator Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 03:32 AM
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46. Screw pissing off the C.I.A., the F.B.I., or even the D.M.V.
He starts pissing of the N.E.A and he will know what it's like to anger truly creative people...
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:59 AM
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72. "What is he trying to make his followers do?" You honestly don't get it yet??
My friend, my dear friend, this is yet another volley in Fixed News's campaign to destroy NBC and its news operations. 'Cause, ya see, NBC and MSNBC operate from this building that not only was commissioned by an Eevul Oil Capitalist (and they're supposed to be AGAINST eevul oil capitalists--ah-HA!!!!!!), but the building they operate from is just COVERED with all these SEKRET COMMIE SYMBOLS!!!!!! Which PROVES once and for all that NBC and MSNBC are COMMIE SOCIALIST NEWS NETWORKS TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!

:cry: And he just WEEPS that people like you don't SEE this, when it's RIGHT THERE UNDER YOUR NOSE!!!! :cry:
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:21 AM
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47. He missed a bet when he described the horse's ass and didn't mention his name.
And frankly, the picture of Karl Marx looked more like my old high school biology teacher -- but I suppose he could have been Marx in exile.

Ya know, if Beck said any of this on the couch to his psychiatrist, he'd be drugged and committed in a New York minute. But because he pretends it's true to a "national audience" they don't haul him away?
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lillypaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:46 AM
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48. Here's a rec
to counter an unrec
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:58 AM
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49. History of Rockefeller Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_Center

About Diego Rivera's work:

Thus it came as no real surprise when Rivera's Man at the Crossroads became controversial, as it contained Moscow May Day scenes and a clear portrait of Lenin, not apparent in initial sketches. After Nelson issued a written warning to Rivera to replace the offending figure with an anonymous face, Rivera refused (after offering to counterbalance Lenin with a portrait of Lincoln), and so he was paid off and the mural papered over at the instigation of Nelson, who was to become the Center's flamboyant president. Nine months later, after all attempts to save the fresco were exploredincluding relocating it to Abby's Museum of Modern Artit was destroyed as a last option.<16> (Rivera re-created the work later in Mexico City in modified form, from photos taken by an assistant, Lucienne Bloch.)

Rivera's fresco in the Center was replaced with a stunning, larger mural by the Spanish Catalan artist Jose Maria Sert, titled American Progress, depicting a vast allegorical scene of men constructing modern America. It contains the figures of Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and it is wrapped around the west wall of the Grand Lobby at 30 Rock.<17>

In 1962, a plaque was placed at the plaza with a list of principles in which John D. Rockefeller Jr. believed, first expressed by him in 1941. It begins with: "I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and includes a list of other lifelong beliefs encompassing free enterprise and religion.



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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:59 AM
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50. The Beckster
is a microcosm of the Republican Party, bereft of any consequential principles and suffering with thought disorders compounded by loose associations. They're nuckin' futs I tell ya.
We should have a contest to guess the day Beck is taken away in restraints.
He should be modeling straightjackets.
Somehow I see him frothing at the mouth.
Someone please start a Glenn Beck lobotomy fund.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:59 AM
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51. Oh... My... God
To quote a bad but still amusing movie...

"Who are you? What are you? Who moved the rock?!"
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Radar62 Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:06 AM
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52. Like Barney would say....
What planet do you spend most of your time on Glen???
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:20 AM
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53.  Tomorrow... Glenn Beck finds snakes under his bed
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 05:31 AM by AsahinaKimi
And spiders crawling on his skin. By Friday, the Sky will be falling and on the weekend..
a Nightmare visit from Christopher Walken.
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:22 AM
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54. Will someone please section this guy?
Seriously. Look, it would be easy to dissect why he's so wrong about everything here (such as communism and fascism being diametrically opposed or the supposed "Mussolini" relief being a take-off of an Egyptian image (popular at the time) or that the swords-into-ploughshares thing is from the Bible) but that would really be missing the point. This kind of rambling, not-really-connected-but-pretend-they-are, conspiranoid thinking, the kind that sees signs and symbols of some all-powerful conspiracy in completely unrelated stuff, is symptomic of a psychotic break from reality. It's about two steps up from the idiots who think the Illuminati leave symbols everywhere (the Illuminati have been extinct for about 230 years and what kind of secret society leaves "here I am!" signs around anyway?).

This is break from reality stuff, paranoid delusions. I used to find Beck funny because he was so utterly off the wall but lately, it's actually getting to the point where even I feel sorry for him because the guy is so pitiful. He's virtually screaming out for psychiatric help here and his enablers at FOX won't do a thing to help him.
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 05:37 AM
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55. File this under BFD.
Hitler liked American film stars such as Clark Gable. Should we then consider "Gone With The Wind" a Nazi symbol? Are the cast of 30 Rock abetting communism?

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oligarhy Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:28 AM
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56. He keeps a 'communist' statue on his desk
He said so. I guess he is a communist.

Notice the 'crazy journalist' part? He likes to say that he is reporting, they are 'reporting tonight' and he was hinting that he is a journalist that people are calling crazy.

Then he calls himself a commentator when he is called out on facts.


He also derogatorily used 'progressive' by putting it with fascist and some other 'ist'. This is what they did to 'liberal' and now they are doing it to 'progressive'.



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AusDem Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:35 AM
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57. i haven't unrecd, but i can understand why some ppl might
have had enough of this idiot, feel like banishing him to the depths where he belongs.

i can see though that watching him is like watching those videos of guys doing stunts on skateboards or bikes and falling on a bar while simultaneously hitting their head on the floor. something that horribly stupid but you can't look away
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republicansarewhores Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:49 AM
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58. This is all you need to know about Beck.
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 06:52 AM by republicansarewhores
And that the DU mods keep censoring or locking it when it's posted as an individual thread makes me wonder why they would be so foolish to prevent the same tactics that this yellow journalist uses turned back on him to neutralize and marginalize him. That's how and why Dems lose... they are too spineless kicking these bastards back in the balls, and hard, using their own tactics back against them in an ironic and efficient way. Plus they have no sense of humor.

And they expect us to help their fundraising drives when they shut our voices out?



RAW

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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:26 AM
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60. Hoy crap, Glenn! We have a Communist country right on our border.
The Mexican government commissioned Rivera to paint murals in the Palacio National in Mexico City. And that mural that was destroyed in Rockefeller Center was recreated and is now on display at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:33 AM
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61. I WISH Liberals/Progressives were this Passionate and Organized nt
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robo50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:33 AM
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62. Glenn Beck, Art historian, Museum Curator...
extrordianaire!

I wonder if he ever took a course in art, or, for that matter, in history.

Glenn certainly failed any logic class.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:09 PM
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81. Glenn Beck only has a high-school education
Just FYI.
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GTurck Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:44 AM
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63. Couldn't watch beyond...
"the hammer and the sickle" nuttiness. Beck could probably take the cross and find an allusion to socialism.
I think DU'er's would save their sanity and the sanity of a good part of the rest of us by ignoring this BOZO. A lot of their support comes from people who think they are being attacked unfairly because, like Bush, he so ignorant and pitiable they want to protect him. Better the sort of back-handed compliments that Stewart and Colbert are so good at.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:47 AM
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64. I always suspected the Old Testament Prophets were commies.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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NobleCynic Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:03 AM
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65. Now normally I can see where Beck is coming from.
It might be crazy, but you can see where the crazy is coming from. This is even crazier than normal. This feels like a full on manic episode a la manic-depressive.
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proReality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:37 AM
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66. I believe his "facts" are mixed up...

One of the murals inside the building was begun by Rivera (Communist)--and his work was definitely a tribute to Marxism. As the work progress, someone noticed that a laborer in the picture looked a lot like Lenin and the s**t hit the fan. Rockefeller was livid and fired the artist. Shortly afterward the mural was destroyed--before the public saw it--and new art replaced the offensive piece.

Sounds like Batty Beck did a teensy bit of research, then stretched it into a huge spider web to catch his fearful audience.
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MaxFine Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:16 AM
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68. It's frightening that there are people who believe what this jackass says
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newmac Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:33 AM
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69. Certifiable.
Does he also see penises in cloud formations?
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:03 AM
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73. The only reason this is all worth paying attention to at all
is that Keith Olbermann is going to have SO much fun with it tonight.

"Now let's hear Professor Beck deliver his Art History lesson on Rockefeller Plaza! Ooh, this should be good!"

KO will deconstruct each and every piece of nonsense Beck spewed and reveal him for a complete idiot.
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:28 AM
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74. Mye Noo Bumpur Stikurr Fer Mye Pikkemup Truk
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:43 AM
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75. I think that Glenn just likes to surround himself with images of naked men.
Seems to be pretty hung up on it.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:46 AM
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76. At 5:15 he says "this administration is starting to use art as propaganda" WTF does that mean?
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:55 AM
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77. And the worst part is that, beneath that shiny business suit, Rockefeller
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 10:55 AM by demwing
was ABSOLTELY NAKED!
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:36 AM
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78. Beck's stupidity is "hidden in plain sight" nt
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 11:37 AM by CJCRANE
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:46 AM
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79. This guy is an UNDEREDUCATED IDIOT, and has no idea what he's talking about
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 11:50 AM by Julius Civitatus
To start:

  • Collecting art often has little to do with ideology.

  • Most of the greatest artists of the early 20th century sympathized with either political extreme of the era. For instance, Picasso sympathized with the left, while Dali sided with the fascists. Their political tendencies did not diminish or improve their ARTISTIC GENIUS.

  • If you like art by Picasso, doesn't make you a commie. If you like art by Dali, it doesn't make you a fascist. This should be evident to a 5th grader.

  • Most importantly: FASCISM AND COMMUNISM ARE NOT THE SAME THING!!!! This irks me to no end. Uneducated morons like Glenn Beck, who have no idea what they are spewing, keep putting in the same bag fascism and communism, when they are OPPOSED POLITICAL EXTREMES!!!! Communism is the extreme far left, and fascism is the extreme far right. They are not the same thing, although they both had TOTALITARIAN TENDENCIES (hence their rigid militarism, repression, etc). People should NOT get their news and their "history lessons" from a guy that barely has a high-school education.

Every day Glenn Beck makes it obvious for the entire country how much of a moron he is. It's quite embarrassing, frankly.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:03 PM
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80. Talked to a friend whose parents are old John Birchers
and this apparently was ubiquitous among them from way back. Everything is illuminati, secret codes, Rockefeller cabals, Jewish bank control, etc. Perhaps there's more here than ramdon whackjobbiness. Maybe whomever is pulling Beck's strings is targeting these guys. As Dan Savage so eloquently put it, from the Birchers to the birthers, these people are dangerous.
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specialed Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:18 PM
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82. They are greek Gods around the building....
What a tool.

That's helios.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 12:24 PM
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83. Easy to dismiss this fruitcake for what he is.
LOTS scarier than his spew is that there's 'mare-icuns glued to their screens, just a-soakin' it all in!

Glenn Beck - and we thought the anti-christ would be alot more deceptive!
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Best_man23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 02:56 PM
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87. 50 milligrams of Haldol, stat.
A lobotomy would not help this man. This "art interpretation" by Beck is very reminiscent of the way the Nazi party used to "interpret art" in order to purge 1930s Germany of any and all literature and culture they did not consider to be Aryan. This is scary shit.

Oh, an FYI, the person who commissioned the artists who created the workds in and around Rockefeller center was Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller and mother of Nelson Rockefeller who was.....





Wait for it.....





A REPUBLICAN!!!!
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:25 PM
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88. HUFFPO - Glenn Beck Tries And Fails At Art History (VIDEO)
Edited on Thu Sep-03-09 04:29 PM by emulatorloo
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 04:38 PM
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89. How long before Beckites deface those works?
Oh, Rockefeller was a progressive? I didn't know that. I thought he was a fucking robber baron.

-Hoot
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 06:05 PM
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92. Four minutes. . .
That's all I could take.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:05 PM
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93. I haven't seen any evidence that Glen Beck raped and murdered someone in 1990. n/t
:dem:

-Laelth
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titoresque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:39 PM
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94. I didn't hear that on the internets either. nt.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 07:43 PM
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95. Glenn Beck obviously doens't know the difference between a Communist and a New Dealer
. . . and if FDR and Joe Stalin came together and explained it to him, he still wouldn't know the difference.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:48 PM
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97. Yes BUT he knows that Rockefeller is the common thread between them
because turn-of-the-century oil barons were just SOOOO progressive

:eyes::sarcasm:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:53 PM
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98. Please don't let him go near the Hoover Dam.... seriously please






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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 08:57 PM
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99. Don't anyone show him a 1943 US Dime
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 10:15 PM
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101. Notice how he says, "If you or your wife watch the Today Show"?
"you or your wife"

He's preaching to men. The women folk are supposed to be cleaning the kitchen and not watching TV I guess.
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