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Glenn Beck Has Gone from Crazy Talk to Dangerous Incitement (Cue spooky music)
Associated Content ^ | August 29, 2009 | Jeff Musall

Posted on 08/29/2009 10:14:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The American conservative movement has devolved into an all fear movement, hopping from one hot-button "fear this" specter to another with a propaganda machine that would make many a fear-monger of the past blush. Fear "death panels." Fear the Marxist in the closet. Fear "government." Fear the imagined civilian "security force" being built. Fear ACORN and SEIU, Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders. He sees ACORNs everywhere, and imagines Marxists in every closet. His favorite term for government advisers and department heads is "CZAR." and it's not an accident. He uses it to further fears that somehow, once again, the Commies are coming!

At the spear head of the right wing fear machine are the talk radio crowd. Too easily dismissed in the past, the real power of right wing radio is becoming more obvious. Literally tens of millions of "ditto heads" and the like tune in each and every day, sometimes for hours a day, to hear different versions of the latest talking points.

Sure, there are differences. Limbaugh is mostly a blowhard, Hannity mostly a bully-coward. And Glenn Beck is a quasi-messianic cuckoo. Still, if that was all, Beck could be dismissed and ignored, blowing in the wind to those who will listen. But there's more to it. He's pushing the envelope of sanity on those who might be dancing on a knife edge already.

What does it take for a person to move from disgruntled, angry, or disenchanted to a potential terrorist? They must feel victimized.(continued)

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: agenda; glennbeck; handwringers; mccarthywasright; obama; obamacare; rushlimbaugh; socialism; socializedmedicine; talkradio
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First of all, Jeff, Czars were the opposite of communists, but they probably don't teach that anymore in school, I suppose. It was a similar sounding word "Commissar" that you're probably thinking of. As for SEIU, ACORN, the "Civilian National Security Force" and all that, Mr. Beck isn't imagining anything. ACORN has been convicted of voter fraud in numerous states. The SEIU Union is an Obama partner, Mr. Obama named the "Civilian National Security Force" in a prepared speech last Fall and Speaker Pelosi is easily the furthest left individual to ever occupy that chair, and on and on.
1 posted on 08/29/2009 10:14:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beck has the balls to call it like he sees it.

Nobody else will.


2 posted on 08/29/2009 10:16:03 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I feel victimized. I’m also armed.

Thankfully I’m not a willfully ignorant dumbass like the author.


3 posted on 08/29/2009 10:19:01 PM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They're being outed, and they're scared.
4 posted on 08/29/2009 10:19:33 PM PDT by Semper Mark (ObamaCare was exemplified in the last days of the life of his "typical white" grandmother.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why don't these people counter what Beck is saying - tell us where he's wrong - not just use the overworked "fear" bit. It shows up in every liberal piece of bull... It's how I know stuff is coming from a liberal - light on facts - big on name calling, projection and "fear"....

Liberals need to pay their writers better.

5 posted on 08/29/2009 10:19:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (CT Scan in Canada? Vet clinics can get a dog in next day. People? Waitinglist is a month.STOSSEL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow, Glenn must be pushing their buttons, because they are engaging in seriously gratuitous name calling and butt-covering.

These "wee wees" on the left didn't seem to mind the death threats, the hatred and vile bilge spewed daily at President Bush, the movie promoting his assassination, but Glenn calls the self-avowed Marxists and Communists (by their own admission) WHAT THEY ARE on television, and the Left goes into freak-attack mode.

6 posted on 08/29/2009 10:21:17 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 16 Years)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In strikes the flak starts when you are over the target. Are the pretenders shooting at Beck?


7 posted on 08/29/2009 10:21:44 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeff “the writer” sounds like he’s in the basement.....Mom’s calling down to him that supper is ready....I bet he calls her “Ma”.


8 posted on 08/29/2009 10:22:23 PM PDT by bitt (“You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.” (Abraham Lincoln))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MIllions of crazy people, Jeff. Millions and tens of millions and growing millions everywhere, and every single one of them stark raving mad, without an ounce of sanity to any of their concerns!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG Crazy people everywhere!!!!

LOLOL!


9 posted on 08/29/2009 10:23:17 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like the fear mongering goes both ways here but I find it odd that this fellow demonized Beck when Beck basically did his bidding a few months ago by “debunking” the well documented existence of concentration camps in America with Beck even going so far as to call those who mention it “crazy” which is ironic as Beck is labeled such now.


10 posted on 08/29/2009 10:23:38 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jet Jaguar; Noumenon; Lurker; Eaker; Squantos

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY
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THE USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY
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11 posted on 08/29/2009 10:24:13 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear author of this crappy article...

Start naming some facts, or F off!

12 posted on 08/29/2009 10:24:36 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin also has the “b*lls” but we need to get her elected to the presidency so she needs to leave this beach-head charge to Limbaugh and Beck. As for folks at the Ass-o-ciated Con-tent....who would you rather go into battle with....them or Beck?


13 posted on 08/29/2009 10:25:18 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What does this author do not get...

Glenn Claims 7 staff to research that are his. 20 something from Fox and then 2 teams of colleges to vet his research another 25 if my memory is correct.

If Glenn is not lying to us (just to make the author happy), how many other news organizations go through that much trouble in their fact checking.

Same on him for not checking those facts....

14 posted on 08/29/2009 10:25:57 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another crap-slinging article that doesn’t address one of the questions that Beck brought up. They are so transparent.


15 posted on 08/29/2009 10:27:11 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: TheWriterTX
Wait until they get their hands on this:
16 posted on 08/29/2009 10:28:12 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: eyedigress

STAY ON TARGET! STAY ON TARGET

17 posted on 08/29/2009 10:29:35 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Talisker
Obama's National Security Force is Coming Too.....


18 posted on 08/29/2009 10:30:33 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's apparent it's the left that is afraid.

We on the other hand are ANGRY. And those on the left are justified in their fears.

They know, one day, somehow someway, they'll be held accountable by the people.

19 posted on 08/29/2009 10:32:29 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He uses it to further fears that somehow, once again, the Commies are coming!

Except this time they really are, Jeffy.

20 posted on 08/29/2009 10:32:39 PM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rush, Hannity and Beck have a weekly radio audience that totals 40-45 million Americans. Add to that another 25-30 million who watch Hannity and Beck on Fox weekly. And throw in Rush`s appearances with Greta On the Record, along with his occasional interview on Hannity and visits with Beck.

I guess Jeff Musall has been living under a rock, or is just in denial about how popular these conservative voices really are with the American people. Btw, who is Jeff Musall?

21 posted on 08/29/2009 10:33:05 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, alternative points of view are considered "dangerous incitement"...in totalitarian states.

These same behaviors were, of course, noble, brave and patriotic when the Left was performing them.

Now that liberals are attempting complete domination of all power, resistance is a bad thing to be controlled and eliminated by whatever means necessary.

And they compare Bush to Hitler.

22 posted on 08/29/2009 10:33:14 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: eyedigress; 2ndDivisionVet

As yet, the pretenders are throwing garbage at Beck. (They live in it, so it’s handy, if ineffective, as ammunition.) However, believing that Obama’s goons may soon escalate the violence, I do hope Glenn has enough security watching his back.


23 posted on 08/29/2009 10:35:33 PM PDT by JohnQ1 ("Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever." Oscar Wilde)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"He uses it to further fears that somehow, once again, the Commies are coming! "

The Commies are here.

And they are you, Jeff Musall.

24 posted on 08/29/2009 10:36:31 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
"Now that liberals are attempting complete domination of all power"

You make me wish McCain was president.

25 posted on 08/29/2009 10:37:43 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeff Mueslix needs more fiber.. He seems a tad constipated.


27 posted on 08/29/2009 10:40:33 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And now that Obama is president, the liberal and Democrats suddenly had the epiphany that Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy, health care, energy, and everything else is not so bad after all and looking brighter every day!

The future looks so bright the writer of this article has to wear shades. lol

Want fear mongering?! Within two years something somewhere in this country is going to go boom again. With Iraq decomposing, our willingness to hand over to the enemy our secrets on interrogation and limiting our own freedom of movement when dealing with high value prisoners, our de-emphasizing of the terrorist threat and focus on civil rights and white collar crime within the DOJ, the closing of GITMO, Obama’s reluctance to take risk or be associated with anything that looks bad when it comes to the DoD................ We're setting the stage for something to happen from Iraq to our airports where we're dropping our guard as well. Don't know exactly when or what will go up in smoke, but at the macro level we're reallocating resources, retreating, and de-emphasizing our vigilance overseas and nationally, in military efforts related to countering the terrorist threat, intelligence, and the DOJ. The stage is being set. We no longer have a GWOT nor terrorists according to this new White House.

28 posted on 08/29/2009 10:43:13 PM PDT by Red6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beck doesn’t fear the commies are coming, he is pointing out they already are here.

And to anyone who understands the left this is not a surprise. American “liberals” hold all kinds of crazy beliefs and favor all sorts of immoral propositions. Like opposition to the War on Terror, support for Castro and Chavez, opposing missile DEFENSES, saddling the economy with billions in taxes over a global warming fantasy. The democrats have had avowed marxists in Congress for years.


29 posted on 08/29/2009 10:44:53 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How long ago was it that all the libs were so afraid of the “vast right wing conspiracy”, Bush, Cheney and Haliburton?


30 posted on 08/29/2009 10:50:01 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see. The argument runs: If somebody says something is to be “feared,” then that thing doesn’t exist.

I get it. So the Democrats say we need to fear poverty, underfunded schools, runaway health costs, and heartless insurance companies.

So those terrible things don’t exist!


31 posted on 08/29/2009 10:50:17 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

everyone should visit the link and leave a comment.


32 posted on 08/29/2009 10:50:33 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe there should be a campaign to "encourage" other media outlets to ask Obama the questions that Beck asks.

Maybe there should be a campaign to "encourage" Congress to ask Obama the questions that Beck asks.

Maybe there should be a campaign to "encourage" our supposed "representatives" to ask Obama the questions that Beck asks?

Why only Beck?

It always seems for me that our "Free Press" should be held more accountable for what is happening today in our country.

Maybe even more than the Politicians?

I am PRAYING the Tea Party Express can accomplish this.

I feel as if if I am going to miss something huge in DC 9/12/09

I have a huge prior commitment.

33 posted on 08/29/2009 10:51:06 PM PDT by right way right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This ditz’s diatribe against Beck encourages me to have Glenn’s show on more often.


34 posted on 08/29/2009 10:53:11 PM PDT by TheFourthMagi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor liberals have their panties all twisted up in a knot over nothing...facts should not bother anybody who doesn’t have their head up their @ss.......


35 posted on 08/29/2009 10:53:32 PM PDT by Stayfree
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To: Reagan Man
The thing I notice most...Fox is the ratings leader. Four of the top ten publications on the NY Times (why they should be entrusted with this list escapes me) Best seller List...are by right wing authors.

I think people are “getting” it!

36 posted on 08/29/2009 10:58:40 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Glen is right, he is asking them ( the white house ) to get in contact with him and let him know if his facts are correct or wrong, and if the facts are wrong, he will correct himself, and he said the only thing they have balked about is the naming of the czars .
As for the right wingers, yes, let us know if the facts are wrong and not just call it all lies , or call names like " Mobs " " looney Right wingers " .....
37 posted on 08/29/2009 11:00:41 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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First of all, Jeff, Czars were the opposite of communists

The ignorance of the Left is a bottomless well.

38 posted on 08/29/2009 11:01:47 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since the Dims have the House, Senate, and the WH....what is this guy so afraid of? His side is in charge.


39 posted on 08/29/2009 11:11:18 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clear evidence IT IS WORKING!

This is the "Mommy make him quit it!", we have been waiting for. It means they are on the ropes. Now punch them even harder, and raise larger whelts.

40 posted on 08/29/2009 11:16:05 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Listen, Jeff,

The murder you’re talking will happen, not by conservatives, rather, liberals will murder liberals to stick it to the Conservatives, talk radio, “ditto heads”, skinheads and all YOUR enemies.

The sacrificed liberals will be Black and Hispanic ACORNers, SEIUers and others from unions and Communist organizations. This, liberals think, is enough to indict the Conservative movement.

Liberals want the country to fall into chaos, make “the grave situation” a pretext to invoke Martial Law, suspend/delete The Constitution, shut communications (Internet, radio, Conservative papers and TV, confiscate weapons, etc.

If the above happens, you can expect the citizenry will help and support the US army in cleaning up the mess.

Jeff,

All your childish, Marxist, empty crap won’t hold water. We are no criminals, the liberal, YES, I SAID LIBERAL, media, including outfits like yours will whither in the wind. You’re as culpable as most of your criminal, CommuFascist Democrat Party.

If you dare starting anything, anything at all, you will definitely lose.


41 posted on 08/29/2009 11:17:47 PM PDT by melancholy (Hey Marxists, don't Crap & Tread on me. Zer0's defeat is now in progress.)
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To: melancholy

Correction:

you’re talking = you’re saying


42 posted on 08/29/2009 11:19:10 PM PDT by melancholy (Hey Marxists, don't Crap & Tread on me. Zer0's defeat is now in progress.)
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To: Markos33
"They're being outed, and they're scared. "

You got it. They're coming for Beck...we need to support/defend him at every opportunity.

43 posted on 08/29/2009 11:19:55 PM PDT by blam
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To: thecabal

“Another crap-slinging article that doesn’t address one of the questions that Beck brought up. They are so transparent.”

In a nutshell! It’s more of Alinsky’s Rule #5.


44 posted on 08/29/2009 11:23:17 PM PDT by maggief (KennedyCare ... Dead in the Water)
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To: melancholy
The sacrificed liberals will be Black and Hispanic ACORNers, SEIUers and others from unions and Communist organizations. This, liberals think, is enough to indict the Conservative movement.

The libs would tell you that, as they say of Mary Jo Kopechne, those sacrificed wouldn't mind. No doubt, some of them live such sad lives that they don't value their own lives enough to care, so long as their death is part of something bigger than themselves (like the 6 million Jews in WWII were part of something bigger).

45 posted on 08/29/2009 11:25:30 PM PDT by TurtleUp (flag@whitehouse.gov <------- So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He uses it to further fears that somehow, once again, the Commies are coming!

The Commies aren't coming. They are ALREADY HERE!

46 posted on 08/29/2009 11:26:24 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How is it incitement? It seems to me it has been the constant growth of government that has been increasingly threatening the citizen at both the state and federal levels. What better example of the threat can there be than what we see today. Not a year ago the fruits of a misguided congress bore fruit in the literal collapse of financial and housing markets setting off a chain reaction leading to sky rocketing unemployment and broken budgets driving by overspending federal and state governments. Not only did this congress threaten the public by passing a bill spending 760 billion dollars with the public did not want but double downed on it and now we have more than tripled the national debt in less than a year of Obama being in office. That is a real threat to every freedom loving citizen in this country. He is also threatening us even further in saying he is going to force the government take over of health care. He says that now it is an option but everyone who can read or has bothered to listen to the left knows exactly what they have planned. They also plan to neuter this countries energy production and that is a threat also.

They have also been assaulting traditional values and the family structure for years leading to skyrocketing numbers of out of wedlock births and kids raised by single mothers.
It has gotten to the point that 70% of prison inmates are from broken homes but no one wants to address the problem of broken homes and permissive behavior. Our leaders are cowards going along with whatever is politically correct, going along with the outrageous spending, the permissive behaviors that are making us more inhuman, and sacrificing our liberties.

That is a threat and we should be willing to fight to defend what we hold dear before it is gone forever and believe me it will be gone if we stand down and just let them continue on. The beast will devour everything that makes this country good, strong, and unique in the world and that will not be enough.


47 posted on 08/29/2009 11:29:11 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Bigger government is not reform.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fear is the motivation of the Left not the Right.

Its the "progressive"s who go around kissing the ass of murderous thugs and apologizing for the supposed belligerence of those who don't.

48 posted on 08/29/2009 11:31:50 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: All
F..CK EM All You guys have hit the nail on the head. Glenns over the target and using super JDAMS on these guys and this is how they always respond, insults, put downs so on. Right from sal alinskys rules for radicals. I learned a long time ago, they're just like our enemies you can't talk to em, reason with em or even have a civil debate. America is finally realizing this that's why Fox is booming while the leftstream media is going bust.
49 posted on 08/29/2009 11:34:24 PM PDT by 3IDVET (STEEL ON TARGET, MAKES EM RATTLED)
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To: TurtleUp
The libs would tell you that, as they say of Mary Jo Kopechne, those sacrificed wouldn't mind.

They will make them martyrs, carry their pictures and demand "justice", i.e., Eric Holder lynching.

Once coordinated liberal on liberal murders happen, we had better be ready to defend the country, our families and ourselves.

One thing for sure, Marxists, Fascists and dictators of different stripes never, ever back down an inch, especially with the Media in their pockets. They have to be thoroughly defeated, their institution dismantled and OUTLAWED, period.

50 posted on 08/29/2009 11:45:49 PM PDT by melancholy (Hey Marxists, don't Crap & Tread on me. Zer0's defeat is now in progress.)
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