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Kathleen Parker: Beck's gathering right out of AA playbook
The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 1, 2010 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 09/01/2010 1:29:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.
1 posted on 09/01/2010 1:29:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would someone be jealous of Beck for being a recovering addict?


2 posted on 09/01/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT by BitterKlingon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m baffled by how stupid this article is.

What does AA have to do with anything?


3 posted on 09/01/2010 1:32:13 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow! These a-holes have attacked this rally from every angle possible!


4 posted on 09/01/2010 1:32:13 PM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.<<

Isn’t that the truth. Could include fear in that as well.


5 posted on 09/01/2010 1:32:53 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think we have here the new Molly Ivins...without the southern drawl.


6 posted on 09/01/2010 1:33:28 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what if it does sound like AA, Kathleen? What’s it to ya?


7 posted on 09/01/2010 1:34:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms Parker is desperate and jealous.


8 posted on 09/01/2010 1:35:03 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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Ouch! Post of the day!
9 posted on 09/01/2010 1:35:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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What does AA have to do with anything?

Nothing, really. It's just Parker's childish attempt to draw attention to Beck's "checkered past."

10 posted on 09/01/2010 1:35:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This article just plain sucks.

However, I will say America needs a 12-step program. We’ve become addicted to so many things: money, power, fame, fortune, victimhood, etc etc etc. Unfortunately, the people who went to Beck’s rally (including myself) aren’t the ones in need of help. The people attending Sharpton’s little dog-and-pony show are the real troubled ones.


11 posted on 09/01/2010 1:40:38 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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Frankly my dear Kathleen, I don’t give a damn. How may times must we hear this meme this week? You aren’t even original.

The best way to handle leftists is to ignore them into nonexistence.


12 posted on 09/01/2010 1:41:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do they (and you know who they are, don’t you Kathleen) still try to sell this harpy as a token “conservative”?


13 posted on 09/01/2010 1:43:30 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course, recovering liberal addicts or alcoholics are DEIFIED by media hacks. Conservatives are derided. One nice thing about the writer...she hasn’t a jealous bone in her body! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


14 posted on 09/01/2010 1:43:55 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left has nothing left but smears. They are patheltic.


15 posted on 09/01/2010 1:44:56 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: BitterKlingon

the jealousy is that of the caterwauling shrew, kathleen parker, directed towards sarah palin.


16 posted on 09/01/2010 1:46:28 PM PDT by xsmommy
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". . . right out of AA playbook"

HUH????



Somebody's in denial . . .

17 posted on 09/01/2010 1:46:58 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (Islam is a violent political ideology masquerading as a religion . . . Black & Humble)
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Kathy sounds like she knows alot about AA. Her hostility towards it suggests it didn’t work for her.


18 posted on 09/01/2010 1:47:51 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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What an obnoxious, catty b__tch. She ridicule’s Beck’s non-partisan spiritual rally as a big AA meeting. Even if her bizzare theory is true, I can think of a lot of things that are worse than a big AA meeting. And, of course, the aging hag can’t close out a column without a dig at Sarah Palin. Someone remind me of why anyone ever thought of her as conservative?


19 posted on 09/01/2010 1:47:54 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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Leftists have to come up with a way to rationalize the success of Glenn Beck in a negative way and make themselves feel beter that their idiotic ideas have not been successfully challenged. The one engaging in self-therapy here is Kathleen Parker, not Glenn Beck!


20 posted on 09/01/2010 1:50:43 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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So, Kathleen, has something gone wrong “with Mom and Apple Pie” and “God & Country?”

All the peoples I have been around for most of the past 60 years loved “America” and our “Home Towns” and for the most part “We loved the peoples of our neighborhoods and our local Churches.”


21 posted on 09/01/2010 1:51:50 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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i’m tom...

i’ve off the government teat for 48 years now...

thank you.


22 posted on 09/01/2010 1:52:08 PM PDT by teeman8r (NO vember is coming... vote them out)
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Ms. Parker is morphing into another Helen Thomas or Eleanor Clift. Snippy, snarky and ratlike.
23 posted on 09/01/2010 1:53:40 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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This is a stretch to try and stand out from the crowd clambering for an angle to denigrate Beck from that hasn't already been staked out by a another member of the angry, confused mob.

Truly beckaphobic.

24 posted on 09/01/2010 1:55:41 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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I’m baffled by how stupid this article is

Kathleen Parker wrote it, which should cure your case of bafflement.

25 posted on 09/01/2010 1:58:12 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen who? I’m serious why do we keep hearing about this woman?


26 posted on 09/01/2010 1:59:57 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Anyone--whether a columnist/sniper like Parker, or the President in his off-hand dismissal of "people like Beck stirring people up" comment on Sunday--anyone who is so dismissive of Saturday's admirable and peacful gathering is not taking a shot at the TV personality who was on the state.

Such a person is being dismissive and condescending to 300-500,000 of his/her fellow citizens, and that reveals a small mind, a mean spirit, and an arrogance which is contemptible.

Is it possible that such persons as these dismissive critics are aware of the mirror to the soul which such an attitude represents?

The 300-500,000 citizens who displayed such character and dedication on Saturday are a national treasure and may very well represent the possibility for preservation of liberty for future generations.

Such citizens are not to be trivialized by the likes of Parker--or anyone else, not matter where they place themselves on the totem pole of government!

27 posted on 09/01/2010 2:00:08 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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I’m smirking. That’s such transparent ad hominem, psuedo-intellectual armchair psychologist, slop! What happened to Parker? She’s not worth reading anymore.


28 posted on 09/01/2010 2:00:33 PM PDT by November 2010
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Kathleen Parker is so much happier as a columnist now that she has become one of the ‘cool kids.’ Much less happier as a human being, but hey! She 1 degree of separation from John Cusack now.


29 posted on 09/01/2010 2:01:16 PM PDT by Ghengis
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Evangelism and AA? Hogwash, doesn’t work...only thing that works on a drunk is they have to want it...no amount of proselytizing and cajoling will work on an unwilling subject.


30 posted on 09/01/2010 2:02:34 PM PDT by databoss
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I would surmise that Kathleen Parker possesses the “dried up old prune” mindset who will first condemn and second, not forgive. First of all AA is a very honorable and giving organization. Ms. Parker appears to be undermining and chastising AA because she obviously considers anyone who belongs to AA a loser. Ms. Parker has a problem with the fact that people are human, and she fails to see that people also have the capacity to rise to challenges and improve. Ms. Parker is quite lacking in those qualities. On the other hand, if Glenn Beck structured his get together by using some tenets of AA, that is a good thing. At least Mr. Beck is not hiding behind the guise of darkness like Ms. Parker.


31 posted on 09/01/2010 2:02:47 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior
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In reality the USA has been on a 40+ year drunken binge. Maybe a lil 12-step program is in order.

No matter what we might say about Kethleen, she is one jealous b!tch. We can’t take that away from her.


32 posted on 09/01/2010 2:05:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Retired Greyhound

The higher power with no particular affiliation comes to mind. Whatever works for you to make you your better self, go for it was the message.


33 posted on 09/01/2010 2:08:19 PM PDT by Blogger
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Parker is another low achiever snarking at a super high achiever. Judging Glen Beck by his enemies works in his favor. Overcoming alcohol addiction is also a great achievement which most people would find a good thing to have done. Beck’s religious and political snarkers will not bring him down but in their efforts to do so they show themselves to be malicious, petty and without credibility.


34 posted on 09/01/2010 2:09:06 PM PDT by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America)
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What a sick POS Parker must be.

Here she worked for Romney, against the GOP, to throw the 2008 election to Obama.

Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"

35 posted on 09/01/2010 2:09:29 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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This person knows nothing about AA. And I don’t think I’ve ever heard Beck say the words “AA”. I know one of the traditions is to remain anonymous through “press, radio and film”. Since TV wasn’t around when this was written maybe it’s exempt but I don’t think so.

If he has “admitted” to being in AA he’s broken one of the most important traditions. Bill Wilson believed in this because he didn’t think it would be a good idea for a “celebrity” to go public then get drunk. It would hurt the movement. He came to this conclustion after a famous baseball player did just that.

Anyway, nowhere in the 12 steps did I ever see “Go forth on a mission to save the country and thou shalt not drinketh again.”

Finally, these media whores can’t write anything without bashing Sarah. I’ve never seen a bunch of people so afraid of a woman. Or a man for that matter.


36 posted on 09/01/2010 2:12:00 PM PDT by Terry Mross (o)
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What does AA have to do with anything?

About as much as every other bugaboo in the leftist handbag.

37 posted on 09/01/2010 2:17:26 PM PDT by windsorknot
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Why is she such a hater?
BTW where is the Beck show thread??


38 posted on 09/01/2010 2:20:51 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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How long before Parker formally “comes out” as a lib?

I wouldn’t mind her so much except for the fact that she apparently continues to identify with the Right.

Or maybe she’s already jumped ship and I never noticed? It’s not like I spend a lot of time reading her stuff.


39 posted on 09/01/2010 2:21:27 PM PDT by Colonel Blimp
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How long before Parker formally “comes out” as a lib?

I wouldn’t mind her so much except for the fact that she apparently continues to identify with the Right.

Or maybe she’s already jumped ship and I never noticed? It’s not like I spend a lot of time reading her stuff.


40 posted on 09/01/2010 2:21:27 PM PDT by Colonel Blimp
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Seems pretty appropriate for a country that is drunk on overspending and instant gratification. I really don’t see that much difference between our addiction to spending other people’s money for instant gratification and substance addiction.


41 posted on 09/01/2010 2:21:27 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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I think she once wrote one good column. People were fooled.


42 posted on 09/01/2010 2:23:01 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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There’s too much talking point co-ordinatin’ goin’ on.

The Great Glenn Beck-a-Palooza
Warning Signs ^ | August 29, 2010 | By Alan Caruba
Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 6:22:50 AM by Ronbo1948
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2579938/posts


43 posted on 09/01/2010 2:23:59 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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She backed Mr. Obama in 2008, as did Peggy Noonan, Christopher Buckley, Colin Powell, JC Watts, etc, etc..


44 posted on 09/01/2010 2:28:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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Even if we accept this twit’s shaky premise, she is still putting the cart before the horse. The 12 step programs lean on the principles of faith, not the other way around. Or is the writer suggesting that The Lord got his good ideas from Alcoholics Anonymous?


45 posted on 09/01/2010 2:30:21 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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parker is a sharia loving commie wh0re for satan.

LLS


46 posted on 09/01/2010 2:32:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: CynicalBear

The Left Is Terrified!!


47 posted on 09/01/2010 2:39:18 PM PDT by rejoicing ((that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that God is Sovereign))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

11. “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films”


48 posted on 09/01/2010 2:42:00 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Ranger Warrior

Good point Ranger. Parker is using AA essentially as a pejorative here, a way of attempting (in a way that makes absolutely no sense) to undermine Beck’s success with his rally. AA has done a great deal of good for millions and millions of people and she is trying to use it as a prop in an ad hominem attack.


49 posted on 09/01/2010 2:43:25 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The leftists just can’t wrap their head around HONOR let alone faith, hope and charity.


50 posted on 09/01/2010 2:49:44 PM PDT by EverOnward
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