Chance would be a fine thing

Oh, Glenn Beck. You bubbling cauldron of crazy. You unmitigated source of sedition and strife. You boil on the buttocks of American discourse. What would the Daily Kos do without you?

Still, even though you provide an endless source of blog fodder for everyone to the left of Franco, I can understand why you'd be worried that the liberals of the world would have it in for you. And where does a lunatic like you turn in times of trouble?

Prayer. (Hat tip Political Animal)
BECK: You know, I said a year ago -- I said you needed to find your voice. And I said I think you'll -- we're coming to a time when voices like mine will disappear.


This game is for keeps. This is who controls the United States of America and its destiny. Is it you? Or is it a group of elites? I'm fighting for you and me, my children, your children. I would ask you for one thing. Please, keep me in your prayers, keep my staff in your prayers, for safety, for wisdom, please. I'm asking you. Because I -- I just will tell you, as I have before, we have the truth on our side; we also have God on our side. If you believe the founders were divinely inspired, well, with firm reliance on divine providence we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Just pray for protection, please. [emphasis mine]
Well, as long as he's asking us to pray for impossible things, I would also like a villa on Lake Como, right by Clooney's.


  1. You are wailing on Glenn Beck now? He is foolish, but at least he isn't a White House appointee, like, oh, that Inconvenient Truther Van Jones. Why not some snark for a man who simultaneously believes 9/11 was payback for American oppression abroad and an inside job by the authors of the oppression? He's either a fool, or someone who... no, wait, he is a fool. And until his credulity was made public, he was an Obama appointee. I'd think you'd be grateful Van Jones is now safely outside the Administration. But noooo, the real problem is not loonies who think never in the history of the cosmos has fire melted steel, but some nutty newsreader who happened to point out the loonility of Troofer Jones.

    Let's at least have a few words against bad vetting and appointing Real Live Nutters to government positions.

  2. I have no brief for Van Jones. Frankly, the whole brouhaha flew under my radar over my long holiday weekend, and is largely incidental to my unabashed contempt for Glenn Beck.

    If you would like to write a few words against bad vetting and appointing Real Live Nutters to government positions, I would politely remind you that you are free to create a blog of your very own, wherein you can focus your attention on whichever odd and sundry issues that take your fancy. For my part, say what you will about Van Jones, he at least seemed qualified, unlike a certain government appointee of recent years who oversaw the utter shambles that was the federal Katrina response.

  3. Please, no one outside of some environmentalists and wingnut anti-environmentalists ever heard of Van Jones, who had a low level position. As to the petition, that 2004 petition had asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officers had allowed the attacks to occur. He claims he misinterpreted it as to an investigation into the Bush administration not performing due dilligence in their jobs. And it can be argued that they didn't since 9/11 did happen under their watch. Everything was there to prevent it, they (not just the Bushies but the whole intel. ap.) simply did not put the pieces of the puzzle together. Understanding why can help prevent such similar things in the future. The problem with Jones is he seemed more interested in assigning blame than ascertaining truth. In any event, Van Jones is to be commended for falling on his sword. He was impolitic but he owned up to it, something Repubs never learned to do. Even today Cheney is claiming Rummy was the greatest Def. Sec. ever.

    And lord, what power do you imagine Jones had gj that you are happy he is out of the admin? His job was simply to pitch such things a solar power or wind turbines. Good lord does your jackassery ever have an end to it. Or are you shitfaced when you write here? I mean that literally, have you stuck your head so far up your ass that it has re-emerged out of your neck?


  4. Dan, Katrina-man is long gone. Van Jones is, thankfully, short gone, but gone nevertheless. Mr. Beck had something to do with that, which is a point in his favor, however small. The Feds ought not to employ Creationists or Truthers in scientific positions, and for the same reasons. The Stupid, it Burns.

  5. "Mr. Beck had something to do with that, which is a point in his favor, however small."

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.