Friday, August 14, 2009

Truth & Consequences

Goddess forgive me for taking pleasure in other's misfortunate but I love this. Advertisers bailing on Glenn Beck. At the last count, 12 have pulled their ads. This of course won't affect Fox's bottom line. I understand the ads will just be placed on different programs but I did see a rumor that Beck is taking an unexpected vacation -- so there's that.

More overt death threats:
The Secret Service is investigating a man who authorities said held a sign reading "Death to Obama" outside a town hall meeting on health-care reform in western Maryland.

The sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids," referring to the first name of President Barack Obama's wife, said Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich.
Awaiting the Palinites and other fringe rightwing's collective outrage at actual threat against children. Not holding my breath.

If you're not at Netroots Nation but wish you were, they have a livestream of the events.

And mark your calendar. There will finally be a Meet the Press worth watching this Sunday. I think David Gregory is on vacation and they will have a Special Edition featuring the panel, Dick Armey, Tom Coburn, Tom Daschle and Rachel Maddow.

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Blogger nolocontendere said...

Don't know if you've seen Jon Stewart's dismantling of Beck re health care, Libby, but it's a funny one.

11:59:00 PM  
Blogger Cosa Nostradamus said...

Actually, they seem like pretty smart little kids. Makes sense, since both parents are smart. Of course, that's why the mainstream Republicans hate them, and love defectives like Bush & Palin.

Intelligence and rationality make Republicans feel hostile, violent and aggressive. That's a defining characteristic of modern conservatism. Or good old-fashioned Fascism. And any good Fascist would want to exterminate even the children of a political opponent. Millions of kids died in the German conservatives' concentration camps. Bet a lot of them were smart, too.

But that's the penalty for being born to those of the wrong race or religion, according to the conservatives.

Is it time to read the riot act yet? Or should we wait until Glenn Beck orders a few more murders?

3:57:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Gross contradictions, like Beck's saying we have the worst health care system in the world that allows people to die and then saying it's the best and doesn't need any adjustment at all when the puppet masters pull a different string don't seem to disturb "conservatives" or the fleas that live on them. This is America where what you said yesterday stays in yesterday.

I listen to Beck and the rest of the Fox Death Panel and I think of that radio voice in Hotel Rwanda. Yes, it's long past time for cracking down on incitements to riot.

10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey Nolo. Good to see you. I just picked up that link last night and it was hilarious and telling. Will be posting it in case anyone missed it.

Cosa, good to see you too. They are smart kids and I'm finding the wingnut hate more terrifying as it becomes more overt every day.

Hey Fogg. As I've been saying for a couple of weeks, when does it reach the point where we can call it sedition?

2:43:00 PM  

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