Thursday, May 27, 2010

Huffy Puffy Prof Disses Beck


Since I do not want to establish a direct link to the evil nemesis of blogs - The Huffington Post - I will just share the copy and paste version.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-a-palermo/glenn-beck-historian-for_b_591353.html

Excerpt:

The Reverend Jerry Falwell's Liberty University recently conferred upon Glenn Beck an honorary doctorate in the humanities. It's official: Beck is now a doctor of philosophy. Liberty University's honoring of Beck is fitting because he has clearly established himself as Fox News's resident "historian," with his area of expertise being American civilization, with emphases on the early republic, Progressivism, and the New Deal. Glenn Beck, Ph.D. makes about $1 million a month, earning him the distinction of being the highest paid "historian" in the world.


Other than that paragraph, you could sum up the rest of the author's diatribe against Beck by saying 'he acted stupidly.'

This morning, Glenn Beck mentioned this article on his radio show. He read portions of the article and refuted the lies and misconceptions in it. Beck also thanked Barack Obama for telling America to "read the Huffington Post." HA!

Of course, the author cannot possibly give Glenn credit for his success without disparaging him. What's more, the video link to a portion of the commencement speech that was presented to Liberty University graduates by Glenn Beck had to be accompanied by hate-filled commentary.

So be it.

But all is not lost!

The Beck supporters who have been commenting there are probably causing all of the progressive liberals to blow a Prius head gasket!

What's more, at the time I was reading the comments, the following ad showed up on the page:


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Official Site. Affordable Christian Degrees from Liberty University!


Heh heh heh...the regular Huffies (or, should I call them "Huffpost Super Users??") over there probably hated seeing that ad, too!

Hmmmm....Super....Users. A very fitting description (at least for the liberal bloggers there) since progressives really know how to use other people (in any and every evil way possible). Their progressive cohort criminal 'leaders' in Congress demonstrate their tendency to super-use Other People's Money (a.k.a. the American taxpayer) without even considering what the majority of the public want - or don't want - passed as law.

You can read through all of the comments at the link. However, here are some of the best (as of 5/27/10 at 12:30 p.m. PT):

chestwilly 31 minutes ago (2:38 PM) 0 Fans
Hey Joe, you crazy Historical Professor. You got it right when you said. “Beck's shtick is a backhanded nod to the relevance of history as a discipline and to historians not only as educators, but also as the keepers of the nation's myths”. We need to remind ourselves that you myth-keepers have very little value past our college years. You seem a wee-bit jealous that you’re not getting all that attention.

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CallHim 23 minutes ago (2:11 PM) 0 Fans
Christianity has been a force in almost all of human history partly because it deals with human nature, which has not changed in all the “modern” circumstances that have come and gone. Dr. Palermo & Dr. Wood can’t see the (true shape of the) forest for the trees: they see details (trees) that don’t seem to hold together over time–time changes their theories (forest). Christian worldview WORKS in all circumstances; Atheism doesn’t. Therefore, the Constitution (based on the Christian worldview) WORKS today. Treating it as a “living document” just means they interpret it with their Atheistic worldview. . . thus giving us governance that HISTORY SAYS will result in loss of liberty and maybe even death (e.g., Mao, Hitler, & Cambodia)!


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Schwarzwald 6 minutes ago (2:28 PM) 0 Fans
I find it interesting, that no one cares to disprove his connections, or produce anything that contradicts what he says, aside from name calling. Well, and the wonderful "He's a liar you idiots!"
Phenylalanine, have you ever considered that you're being lied to?
Are you in search of the truth? Or are you willing to swallow what it is shoved down your throat, whole?
You accusation of the unemployed rallying behind Beck is nonsense, The President extended unemployment to 99 weeks. Who would say "F*$K you jack, I hate the money you're giving me for free!"
No, most "BeckHeads" as you call us, are self-employed, stay-at-home-parents, or 'rich' enough to own a smart phone.
Further more the notion that only old people listen to Doctor Beck, as demonstrated by your off-handed remark about social security checks, is falsehood. His listener-ship boasts a broad range of ages, though is mostly centered around 25-45 year old women. Now, applying that age range to out society's statistics..
Well.. Are Moms stupid, trolling, BeckHeads?
I ask again, are you in search of the truth?


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HUFFPOST SUPER USER

ColoradoTaxpayer 3 hours ago (11:51 AM) 95 Fans
Glenn Beck is our George Whitefield.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/131christians/
evangelistsandapologists/
whitefield.html?start=2

Largely forgotten today, George Whitefield was probably the most famous religious figure of the eighteenth century. Newspapers called him the "marvel of the age." Whitefield was a preacher capable of commanding thousands on two continents through the sheer power of his oratory. In his lifetime, he preached at least 18,000 times to perhaps 10 million hearers.

The spiritual revival he ignited, the Great Awakening, became one of the most formative events in American history. His last sermon on this tour was given at Boston Commons before 23,000 people, likely the largest gathering in American history to that point.

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Mscapp 5 hours ago (9:49 AM) 1 Fans
In Palermo's first paragraph, he attempts to back his demonization of Glenn Beck by citing how much money he believes he makes. Does Glenn make a lot of money? You bet. Does this automatically disqualify him for speaking on certain subjects? No. Having money does not make you an evil person, although this myth is being contradictorily purported by Obama himself.

I'm surprised that the other two American evils weren't mentioned here; being Caucasian and having a Christian faith. Although Beck may be white for sure, please understand that Mormonism is far from being Christian. Any faith that doesn't acknowledge the cross alone for any possible redemption, is anything but Christian. Mormonism is more in line with Catholicism, where they believe 'cross + yourself.'

But you have to hand it to him. When he's right, he's right. I have yet to see anyone disprove anything he has said, without later being disproved themselves, whether it's a month later or a year later. So when a joke like Palermo states that Glenn Beck has a skewed sense of history, then how come he is able to so easily predict it repeating itself? That alone is proof to who knows our country's history and who doesn't.

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bleedingblue 3 hours ago (11:54 AM) 0 Fans
One main reason his detractors have trouble disproving anything Glenn Beck says is that he uses their own words to support his assertions. They have forgotten that words mean things and in this technological age, EVERYTHING is recorded. Sheer genius....it's killing the Left.


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In answer to a leftie who thinks Beck is wrong to put the Nazis and Communists in the same camp - and on the left side of the political spectrum:

CallHim 2 hours ago (12:50 PM) 0 Fans
Your bothering to read & quote Hitler is admirable, but you're missing Beck's main point: worldview. It's very simple & basic. How do the leaders of the groups we're concerned with actually think about the world? The Nazis & Communists have the same BASIC worldview. . .compared to the Founders of this country. Nazis & Communists believed there was no God & that man is basically good: so power can be concentrated with no big risk. God says we ALL will steal & abuse others, thus the Founders wanted limited government. Obama thinks like the Nazis; I don't!


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bleedingblue 3 hours ago (11:59 AM) 0 Fans
Glenn uses recorded words from the very people who hate him and are trying to discredit him. Now what does that mean they are?? He loves our country (Do you?). Sure he has his opinions, but he also backs them up with undeniable recordings and documentation. Watch the whole program.


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restoretheconstitution2 7 hours ago (7:05 AM) 15 Fans
What a horrible article and distortion. If you knew anything about history to begin with, you'd realize that what is being said by beck really is the truth, and a simple look at history can prove it. Let me ask you, how is social security (broke), medicare (broke), welfare (completely broke), minimum wage (everything made in china), federal reserve (creating the largest debt bubble the world has ever seen), etc. holding up for you? I bet your life is just great knowing that from the day your child is born they owe 40k that will never be repaid. History has shown us that sticking to things worth real value and having real morals, while rare, is the only thing that works in this world. Since you obviously feel you are an authority on this subject, I'd love to see you explain how great things are with the "progressive" idea installations from the early 20th century now? Why not just admit you want a pure socialist nation with an unelected world body as your leader since the people don't know what's good for them?


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BuckCarson 8 hours ago (7:00 AM) 44 Fans
As a "neo-con", I'll tell you that the best way to gain influence of the gullible, low IQ, uneducated people like myself is to refute Glenn's facts. Of course, Glenn promotes his views. Views are not facts.

Reality- Glenn promotes small government. You see big government as the solution. Therein is the real source of objection.

Reality- the more we hear how gullible we are from the left, the more the left appear to be on a kool-aid high themselves.

Reality- Beck does promote fact. The left responds with smear campaigns.

Reality- Most of us do not believe there is an active conspiracy, *perhaps* Beck does. Beck's blackboard descriptions of the "conspiracy" makes for effective drama-- drama that weaves a factual web of real government influences.

Reality- Your side would be much more effective if it stopped the overwhelming emphasis on character assassinations and focused on fact, like Beck. Should you so change your ways, the recipients of your message will weed through any "vast right wing conspiracy" you'd like to include in your delivery.

Reality - Your side is losing at a rate that doesn't look too good.


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I just have to post the following libtard comment:

Egghead 13 hours ago (1:39 AM) 17 Fans
You have absolutely nailed the thing that drives me the craziest about Glenn Beck. It's his usurpation of the props of a professor, when he doesn't have to provide any foundation for his so-called "facts."


What an....egghead!! Ha ha! The next commentator puts the eggman in his place. Nothing like seeing a virtual "egg on your face" moment:

Are you serious 2 hours ago (12:27 PM) 0 Fans
Like a good professor, Beck does reference all of the facts presented on his show. If you watch or listen to the shows long enough, he will present you with every book and transcript he has researched. It is open for anyone to read...and dispute. BTW, his TV show actually airs on FOX NEWS...they only show clips on MSNBC. Watch it so you can get your so-called "facts" straight.



Hat tips to the commentators!

17 comments:

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Teresa said...

That's par for the course for the with Huffington Post. Their "facts' are not facts at all. They just resort to character assassination instead of actually trying to debunk Beck's facts.

Big government does eventually lead to government's such as Mao and Hitler. They do have the same basic premise. These types of governments are anti-Christian whereas our governemnt was indeed founded on Christian principles.

I am happy to see that there are Beck defenders spreading the truth and combatting liberal falsehoods over at the Huffington Post.

Kevin said...

Wow. It must be nice to be handed a Ph.D. without working for it! Does he really make 1 million a month??? Oh well. Lots of universities give out honorary doctorates.

Christinewjc said...

Yeah Kevin. It reminds me of Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize - for doing absolutely nothing to earn it!

So...are you a fan of Huffyville?

You should check out Hillbuzz. Although I think they are nuts to support Hillary Clinton, at least they don't trash George W. Bush (anymore) and admire Sarah Palin. Although I don't agree with all of their positions, there are a LOT better writers there!

They seem to know a lot about Obama's 'secret' adventures on the down low. Since you are such a fan of his, did you know about his sexual proclivities?

Christinewjc said...

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the invite! Will check out your blog soon!

Christinewjc said...

Exactly right, Teresa. All that they know how to do is attack the messenger - and ignore the FACTUAL information laid out for all to see. How awful it must be for liberals/progressives to live a life filled with outright lies. How depressing...

Kevin said...

Hi Christine,

"Yeah Kevin. It reminds me of Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize - for doing absolutely nothing to earn it!" So you agree that Beck shouldn't received an honorary Ph.D.?

No, I don't follow Huffington Post (never read it). Obama's sexual proclivities? I seem to remember seeing a ton about George W. Bush's sexual proclivities and rumors of divorce in the National Enquirer when he was president. However, like the rumors about President Obama, I didn't believe the rumors about President Bush.

Christinewjc said...

Kevin,

There are more than just rumors about Obama and his male sexual partners.

Read the latest:

May 24, 2010 — SPECIAL REPORT. Obama and Emanuel: members of same gay bath house club in Chicago.

Hillbuzz was the first blog (that I saw) to report on the Man's Country story.

Kevin said...

Hi Christine,
If true, I am happy that we have a gay president. However, it is a rumor until there is proof. I haven't seen any proof that he is a member of this gay bath house. I'm sure what will happen next is that the government went in a destroyed all the records from this bath house. This is just another bit of the rumor mill...

Gary Baker said...

Frankly, I wouldn't put it past members of the Obama media machine to plant rumors about his sexual preference. That would simply give the libs one more reason to claim he was a victim of prejudice. The big issue is his incompetence, his dishonesty, and inability to address the country's challenges.

Christinewjc said...

Note to John,

Please clean up your last comment if you want to get published. No need for the sexual references.

Christinewjc said...

Kevin,

There are allegations ffom Larry Sinclair. He wrote a book about the two encounters he had with Obama when Obama was a state senator in Illinois.

There are the gay guys that run the Hillbuzz blog - who have reported extensively on the Man Country membership of Obama and Emanual.

Hey...I admit that I wouldn't know about any of this if it weren't for the gay men who have snitched about Obama's bisexuality.

BTW, Kevin, wouldn't Obama have to be labeled as the first bisexual president since he is married, has children, and is (allegedly) on the down low? Why would you pin him down to being only gay?

I feel really bad for his two girls. Imagine the hurt they would feel if this gets out.


And...speaking about truth... recall that John F. Kennedy's womanizing didn't come out until well after his death. Only those close to him knew. But back then, we didn't have the Imternet. Information travels at the speed of light these days.

Kevin, if he IS gay/bisexual, why would he keep it quiet? I thought that liberals/progressives were always open about such things?

Christinewjc said...

Hey Gary! Good to see you back here - have missed your commentary!

You are correct about the big issues. That would be enough if only we didn't have these allegations from several sources "in the know" about these things. That Hillbuzz blog is (apparently, according to many bloggers) a reliable source for information that the Media of Mass Deception would never report.

They were absolutely FURIOUS when Hillary was pushed out in favor of Obama for the Dem nomination in 2008. Since then, they have written great and positive articles about George W. Bush (apologizing for demonizing him along with the other liberals) and Sarah Palin.

There must be something to the "Obama is gay" story for so many bloggers (especially those from the gay community who you would think would support Obama) to be reporting what is well known in the gay community circles of Chicago.

Christinewjc said...

Note (again) to John,

Just because a link has objectionable content in it doesn't mean such content needs to be repeated in the comment section of my blog.

The link was done for a specific purpose. Your rant was just meant to be lewd, wanton, vulgar, irritating and plain ole' totally unnecessary for the purpose of being indecent.

See the difference?

Kevin said...

Hi Christine,
You ask: "Kevin, if he IS gay/bisexual, why would he keep it quiet? I thought that liberals/progressives were always open about such things?"
My answer is that it is still politically dangerous, even in some democratic circles, to be openly gay and running for office. If you want to run for an office, it is best to keep it quiet, mostly because sexual orientation doesn't affect other political decisions.

Christinewjc said...

Kevin,

But isn't that type of philosophy another example of "living a lie" - which the gay activists claim is going on in the military because of the "don't ask, don't tell" rule?

Christinewjc said...

Kevin,

But isn't that type of philosophy another example of "living a lie" - which the gay activists claim is going on in the military because of the "don't ask, don't tell" rule?