Glenn Beck (in Off-topic)

QBRanger February 24 2011 3:19 PM EST

... has jumped the rails of reality.

yes, I admit it. I watched him yesterday for about 20 minutes. Got very nauseous.

The other guys at Fox, I do still respect. Beck... not so much anymore.

Pwned February 24 2011 3:23 PM EST

I still respect you even though you watch fox...

Lochnivar February 24 2011 3:28 PM EST

Aww heck, not Ranger and LB are going to agree on something!

Translation: the apocalypse is nigh!

j/k Ranger, how's the family doing?

QBOddBird February 24 2011 3:30 PM EST

Yeah. He's just a bit more out there than most.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 24 2011 3:30 PM EST

Not to distract from your epiphany concerning colonel clown shoes but when are you going to run an NCB?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] February 24 2011 3:33 PM EST

just do it! ; )

Pwned February 24 2011 3:37 PM EST

colonel clown shoes

good stuff

Canibus February 24 2011 3:41 PM EST

Lol Glenn Beck, how anyone can watch him for anything other than studying how the corporate media is truly lacking - its laughable, and predictable, as science of human behavior suggests, but still.

Watching news is useless, but it works and appeals for people who can't consume facts. The day "news" providers starts to care about science and facts, I'll waste my spare time trying to learn something from it, until then youre just willfully brainwashing yourself with useless or incorrect info. Enjoy :)

(This goes for more than just FoxNews even though that is so horribly bias'ed and retarding that even mediocre clowns can see through it)

Pwned February 24 2011 3:46 PM EST

youre just willfully brainwashing yourself with useless or incorrect info. Enjoy :)


Lochnivar February 24 2011 3:55 PM EST

Regardless of who you watch, Fox or MSNBC, chances are you'll see something that would make poor Edward R Murrow spin in his grave.

Demigod February 24 2011 3:59 PM EST

Glad to see you post that. Like so many "news" personalities, he's around for pure entertainment (read: lots of viewers). Accuracy and journalistic integrity took a backseat to ratings long ago. It just scares me that some people follow his words like they're peer-reviewed pieces of unicorn magic.

Canibus February 24 2011 4:03 PM EST

Agreed, the idea that any news organisation has an unique claim on truth is something that should make people wonder, and CNN and MSNBC fails just as hard,and its content is inspired by consumerism and superficiality, it doesn't make just as savvy truth claims as FoxNews but in spirit its the same, but there is distinctions to be made, still.

One personal note, Im not american, all my encounters with the mentioned tv-networks is just a part of self-chosen observations.

Pwned February 24 2011 4:03 PM EST

peer-reviewed pieces of unicorn magic.

Seriously, you guys are making some great ones today, LoL.

Canibus February 24 2011 4:04 PM EST

Didn't see the post before I made mine Demi, but the idea that people acts like its "peer reviewed pieces of unicorn magic" really sums it up :) good1 :)

Lord Bob February 24 2011 4:07 PM EST

yes, I admit it.

Aww heck, not Ranger and LB are going to agree on something!
Actually Ranger and I agree on a great deal. He just refuses to admit it more often than not.

QBRanger February 24 2011 4:35 PM EST

when are you going to run an NCB?

When LB finally admits Obama is a failed president!

No seriously, when the following happens in CB:

Things get properly balanced. Such as the RBF, exbow, etc. Things that I personally feel are unbalanced about CB. This is not for debate as they are what I personally believe.

When the NCB does not take 100M+ CB to run.

When you can make the top ranks with a NCB, something that cannot be done now. Things one used to be able to do to game the system, such as transferring characters to someone with 1600 BA stored is no longer. That puts new NCBs far far behind the prospects of the past NCBs.

When I have a lot of time to spend on the early parts of the NCB, ie the 9-10 BA regeration zone. I do like to sleep as I get older. And I love spending time with my kids.

Canibus February 24 2011 4:49 PM EST

Did you know, that when you believe something, it automatically entails you have good reasons for it? This is one neurological property of our brains, can you imagine how much trouble that've caused? :D

This means, if think that GA is imbalanced, as in, really believe it is, you can invent reasons "post hoc", or believing in the properties of God, or Obama for that matter. Another prime example of how easy it is to fail as human beings, god - biology and neurology is such interesting fields :D
And that beleif is subect to the same tendency of our brains to think that we believe things for good reasons, whether they have good reasons or not :)

This isnt saying that you cant believe something for objectively good reasons, just that if you believe something, you might be wrong, and still think you have good reasons :P

/end biology rant

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] February 24 2011 6:23 PM EST

One must wonder if he sniffs truth-candy off that damned chalkboard.
This gives a hint into why fools believe Beck and Senor Oxycontin.

Lochnivar February 24 2011 7:08 PM EST

I did so enjoy that movie, I can't believe Batman killed him in the end.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] February 24 2011 11:08 PM EST

*triple Salchow followed by triple lutz followed by double toe-loop around southern edge of flaming rink*

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] February 25 2011 1:59 PM EST

Hey what the hell, you guys aren't even asking the obvious question!

Ranger, I would like to know what was the straw that broke the camels back for you?

Demigod February 25 2011 2:13 PM EST

He compared reformed Jews to Islamic extremists.

QBRanger February 25 2011 2:15 PM EST

Ranger, I would like to know what was the straw that broke the camels back for you?

One can understand the POV he is stating. However, sometimes one has to look at the overall community of work and understand where reality stops and fantasy begins. I think this past month that line has been crossed by Mr. Beck.

QBRanger February 25 2011 2:25 PM EST

Still, this is not to say he cannot regain his sanity and still be an effective voice vs the liberalism that is ruining society.

Such as his exposure of Van Jones and the other various "czars", as well as having the moral courage to carry the expose of ACORN into the MSM.

In truth, I had no idea about Beck's Judiasm statements. Having just now read them, I think he was off on the analogy, but in no way do I think he is an anti-Semite.

Canibus February 25 2011 3:43 PM EST

Well, isn't he a mormon? As a religious person AND specifically mormon, doesn't that show how much he lives in fantasy land, and by definition he supports bigotry. Liberalism? You mean neoliberalism or old school liberalism? IE: what part of Obamas support of the plutocrats and military industrial complex (and the health complex) is that provoking to you?

See, people who aren't brainwashed or bigoted tend (or simply isn't longing to give even more power to corporations on the backs of average tax payers) to give Obama credit for being right of center wing and having fascist tendencies, and yet there are rednecks and the likes who clearly have a problem with that, and I've not see anyone of those sorts of people who dislikes/hates him actually take a general stance against fascism, so that gotta mean they think hes a little too soft of a fascist, which means, in Glenn Beck terms, that people who dislike Obama yearns for Hitler-proportions of fascism, am I right?

See, I don't understand (well, actually to a degree I do, because people are easily led by populism, even when it clearly goes against their interests) why people, even like you, typical small fish can't see that you aren't the biggest benefiter of inverted fascism or american imperialism, yet you are fanatical in the criticisms of a guy who clearly isn't going to change that course, a course you obviously support by having no problems with it until a black guy came and kept the same foreign policies that Bush had. Its thinly veiled racism or some sort of sectarianism that doesn't bend to the reality that on many levels Obama is just like Bush, considering that American foreign policies is basically what makes the US the great country it is, domestically the US is basically a hedgefond for the big money interests which have much bigger consequences abroad than at home.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] February 25 2011 4:13 PM EST

I'm just curious as to why liberalism is destroying the country I guess. That seems like quite an extreme view. Does that mean that our country was completely built on conservativeness, only now to be destroyed by liberalism? Doesn't that completely discount all meaningful contributions liberalism has made to making this country what it is? Isn't that a bit dishonest?

Demigod February 25 2011 4:36 PM EST

I really didn't want to step on that land mine, but curiosity is getting the better of me. When you say "liberal," are you referring to just economic liberalism or social liberalism as well?

QBRanger February 25 2011 5:01 PM EST


I strongly abhor the view that my view on Obama are in any way, shape or form due to the fact he is black.

In fact, my preferred Republican candidate right now is Herman Cain, who is Afro-American.

I hate Obama's policies from supporting the public sector unions, to his "redistribution of wealth".

As to liberalism, that has been discussed in many previous threads. As has my disapproval of Obama.

QBJohnnywas February 25 2011 5:08 PM EST

Just stepping in for a minute. Hello CB forums!

Not like me to stand up for Ranger where politics are concerned, but I would like to say that at no point during discussions about Obama over the past couple of years have I ever felt Ranger's anti-Obama feelings were ever based on race. Not even a hint.

Obama's socialist leanings have always been the sticking point there as far as I can see.

Lord Bob February 25 2011 5:18 PM EST

Not like me to stand up for Ranger where politics are concerned, but I would like to say that at no point during discussions about Obama over the past couple of years have I ever felt Ranger's anti-Obama feelings were ever based on race. Not even a hint.

I would still like to see him answer the bigger questions on liberalism posted here.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] February 25 2011 5:49 PM EST

"redistribution of wealth" is that like when you take tax revenues give them to someone like say Egypt on the condition that they give them to someone such as Lockheed?

QBRanger February 25 2011 7:01 PM EST

The true definition of liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. (per wikipedia)

However, in the context of Democratic vs Republican perhaps liberalism is not the true word for how I see Obama. Any critique for my bad vocabulary is certainly warranted.

Progressivism is a better word.

I agree in equal rights and liberty for all.

If you wish to know how I think progressivism is ruining America, we can have a nice new thread on that and I will be happy to contribute.

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