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Scott Brown: U.S. senator, GOP star . . . embarrassing dad
Boston Herald ^ | Janaury 21, 2010 | Lauren Beckham Falcone

Posted on 01/21/2010 9:24:55 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

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To: School of Rational Thought

Exactly. It’s one of a father’s greatest joys to mortify his daughter(s)publicly. I thought it was really cute and showed them to be a real family not just some mannequins on display.

I’m very surprised Glenn Beck didn’t think this was funny because I would have bet he would really enjoy embarassing his children. Oh well, nobody’s perfect.


51 posted on 01/21/2010 10:01:43 AM PST by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: livius; Perdogg

Because Perdogg watches TV!


52 posted on 01/21/2010 10:03:11 AM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: RC2

That is the best explanation I’ve heard thus far.

His daughters are so pretty I’d expect him to be meeting their dates at the door with a shotgun.


53 posted on 01/21/2010 10:06:08 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

I would. And no dates until they were 25.


54 posted on 01/21/2010 10:07:48 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

When my two daughters were teenagers...they enjoyed weekly family nights out with mom and dad...usually a movie and dinner..or maybe bowling..but we had to drive at least 50 miles away from home..heaven forbid that some of their friends would see them out with their parents..


55 posted on 01/21/2010 10:08:30 AM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: TAdams8591

“I thought the entire exchange was really rather cute! : )

It showed he had the same concerns as any typical father. And the daughters’ reaction was typical. Actually, it was enjoyable and refreshing to watch! : ) “

Agreed! And he’s better to look at than fat Teddy!

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/


56 posted on 01/21/2010 10:09:59 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Travis McGee

Only 25? Wow you’re more lenient than the other dads . . .


57 posted on 01/21/2010 10:10:38 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: nutmeg

I thought I missed something when Glenn made those comments. And I assumed the “available” comment by Brown was one of those ‘inside’ jokes.
I’m from RI, live in CT and spend a LOT of time in Massachusetts. Brown is the take-no-crap, says-what-he-thinks kind of New England guy and there are plenty of them around here like that.
And yes-sometimes they say something that may seem a little too down to earth, but he was among friends and family and New England is a small area; so you ALWAYS feel like you know everybody.

He was just being himself and I am SURE he’s been asked about his girls over and over.And that’s what I LIKE about the guy-he’s not a phony!
Glenn always says to say what you mean and mean what you say...hello? That doesn’t mean everything you say will be perfect.

But Glenn wanted to turn it into something sordid; he needs to get out of Western CT & NYC more; maybe take a trip to Federal Hill in RI or eat at Luciano’s in Wrentham- and get to know some down to earth NE guys.

Glenn hasn’t been the same since his interview with Sarah, and he wasn’t too nice about her afterwards either.

I don’t know what’s up with him lately either, but I look forward to Rush everyday and have turned Glenn off. He almost seems mean, and it doesn’t become him.

Maybe it’s the DayQuil...


58 posted on 01/21/2010 10:11:55 AM PST by homegroan ((keeping track of this crap is a full-time job...and I just punched in))
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To: nutmeg

I hate to break it to you- but not only did Beck not apologize, but he took time at the start of his show at 5 yesterday to repeat these thoughts.

He should know better. Sadly he doesn’t.


59 posted on 01/21/2010 10:12:20 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Star Traveler; All
Ayla Brown really can sing. I like this one better! : )

The Star Spangled Banner

60 posted on 01/21/2010 10:12:36 AM PST by LucyJo (http://www.housetohouse.com/default.aspx)
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To: rabidralph

Actually I learned about her through FR. I am at the gym when AI is on.


61 posted on 01/21/2010 10:12:56 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

ping


62 posted on 01/21/2010 10:14:25 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is how fathers teach daughters to deal with men. Watched my father-in-law do it with his 3 daughters. They loved it. Sometimes I could see them be disappointed because he hadn’t teased in a while. Its a great thing. Women get frustrated with us. Women who had a dad who made a game of it, who provoked frustration make it easier for husbands who, not trying to provoke, do something annoying. They shrug it off with a laugh rather than get angry


63 posted on 01/21/2010 10:16:29 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: SE Mom
I hate to break it to you- but not only did Beck not apologize, but he took time at the start of his show at 5 yesterday to repeat these thoughts.

He said this TWICE? I only saw the beginning of yesterday's (1/20/10) show. I didn't hear his radio show today... do you know if he said anything regarding those nasty comments?

I'm very disappointed in Glenn for those comments. Geesh, we have most of his books, watch his show most days, went to a simulcast of his "Christmas Sweater" performance, etc. Just disappointing... he's going to lose some of his credibility because of those remarks, IMO. :-(

64 posted on 01/21/2010 10:18:15 AM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: homegroan
But Glenn wanted to turn it into something sordid; he needs to get out of Western CT & NYC more; maybe take a trip to Federal Hill in RI or eat at Luciano’s in Wrentham- and get to know some down to earth NE guys.

Glenn hasn’t been the same since his interview with Sarah, and he wasn’t too nice about her afterwards either.

I think you're onto something here, homegroan. Maybe you're right... It's the DayQuil or something. (?)

I wonder if Glenn's e-mail inbox is chock full of complaints about his comments re: Brown, which he apparently said TWICE, not just on yesterday's show. :-(

65 posted on 01/21/2010 10:21:23 AM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: jazminerose

I did that one time. A high school boy came to the house to pick up my daughter for a date. I didn’t like him. I pulled out a hand gun and started cleaning it and just talked to him. He had her home by 11:00PM and never dated her again.


66 posted on 01/21/2010 10:27:31 AM PST by RC2
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To: nutmeg

I bet he has a LOT of mail on it!

And his whole show put me off so much yesterday, I couldn’t listen to him this morning.

I guess Glenn and I are having our first spat!

Glenn-switch to Mucinex-D-it doesn’t make you loopy.


67 posted on 01/21/2010 10:33:06 AM PST by homegroan ((keeping track of this crap is a full-time job...and I just punched in))
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To: OneWingedShark
And just in case anyone who’s watching throughout the country, yes, they’re both available!”

Wonder how many times they embarrassed Dad? Pay backs are hell,Lol

68 posted on 01/21/2010 10:34:36 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: homegroan

Yeah, I turned off Beck’s radio show yesterday. I think that he is purposely trying to put a lid on Conservative exuberance over the Brown win, to keep the viewers of his tv show interested in his anti-progressive agenda. I understand his reasoning, but I still don’t like it.


69 posted on 01/21/2010 10:36:45 AM PST by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: ConservativeStatement
They're desperate. It was funny.

IMO, Glenn Beck just wants to be the center of attention. I saw his program on Fox the day after Brown won and he didn't cover it much, or celebrate it, and was repeating his same stuff which seemed bland in comparison considering. He steps all over his guests talking over them, even friendly ones. His John Stossel interview was bizarre.

70 posted on 01/21/2010 10:44:09 AM PST by FTJM
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To: Eva

He almost seems a little...jealous? Maybe he feels left out of the Tea Party events?

He treated his OWN interview w/Palin badly and was critical of her afterwards; why not say it to her face?

Hey Dr Jekyll-we want Mr Hyde back!


71 posted on 01/21/2010 10:52:22 AM PST by homegroan ((keeping track of this crap is a full-time job...and I just punched in))
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To: nutmeg

I thought Brown’s remarks were inappropriate and somewhat odd, but I agree that Beck’s reaction was a little over the top. Rush said “cute”, huh? Well, I can’t agree with that.


72 posted on 01/21/2010 10:53:50 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: nutmeg

I don’t listen to his radio show so don’t know if he mentioned it today. My disillusionment with Glenn happened a long time back so his Brown comments just made me mad- but wasn’t a disappointment in that sense.


73 posted on 01/21/2010 10:56:13 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: livius

” actually thought it was pretty harmless. They’re cute girls, and this was a basic “Dad joke.” I don’t know why people are flipping out over it.”

Yeah, but there are better words he could have chosen instead of “available”. That sounds like she’s a rent-a-date.

“Unmarried” would have been less offensive, or, at the most, “eligible”.


74 posted on 01/21/2010 11:15:24 AM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: DGHoodini
What a load of leftist prissy crap.

Well put. Worth repeating.

75 posted on 01/21/2010 11:15:55 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: RoadTest

But that would have been a serious offer and not funny. I think it was silly and anybody in their right mind would have known he wasn’t putting his daughters up on e-bay!


76 posted on 01/21/2010 11:17:55 AM PST by livius
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To: livius
I don’t know why people are flipping out over it.

Most of the ones who are flipping over it never had a dad so they wouldn't recognize the endearing humor of that statement.

77 posted on 01/21/2010 11:28:12 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: LucyJo

Very good... :-)


78 posted on 01/21/2010 12:42:25 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: nutmeg

I was sure he would apologize. But he hasn’t, has he?


79 posted on 01/21/2010 2:28:13 PM PST by Hildy (This Christmas, the Democrats have given America the one gift that keeps on taking.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’d bet my bottom dollar Lauren Beckham Falcone of the Boston Herald is younger than 40. All those who seem to be getting uptight about Senator Brown’s comment are of the generation raised in the era of a new, ‘hip,’ lexicon.

Older folks think a daughter’s availability has to do with availability for courtship; the younger generation seems to think it means availability for the meat market. Shame how our language has been so perverted. And our young so humorless.


80 posted on 01/21/2010 2:38:28 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: homegroan
I was disappointed in Beck's interview with Palin. He did seem jealous. He made the interview about him and when Palin flashed a questioning look, he took that as being "guarded". I didn't even listen to the rest of his Palin interview, I was so turned off. Beck seems as though, he is afraid that Palin, Brown and others may distract from his agenda and both steal his agenda and maybe misdirect his followers.

Don't get me wrong, I like some of what Beck is doing. I plan to watch his documentary on the history of the Progressive movement, but I never like it when a news commentator makes themselves part of the story, like O'Reilly and Peggy Noonan. It really turns me off.

81 posted on 01/21/2010 2:39:38 PM PST by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: nutmeg
Glenn Beck does present facts but he also has a vivid imagination when it comes to hypothetical scenarios. He should play "what if" a lot less and stick to presenting facts.

Anyone can play "what if" and it's just a waste of time and effort.

82 posted on 01/21/2010 6:40:15 PM PST by floriduh voter (I don't agree w/Anderson Cooper very often but Haiti's having many "stupid deaths".)
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To: jazminerose

25, with me as armed chaperone.


83 posted on 01/21/2010 6:50:26 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


85 posted on 01/21/2010 8:43:54 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Baynative
Have you heard her sing?

Just recently, and on YouTube only. We saw her in person at her dad's "hometown rally" in Wrentham, MA on election eve (with her sister Arianna), but she didn't sing at that event.

Check this out as well:

Ayla Brown - "The Star-Spangled Banner" with the Boston Pops

Ayla sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Boston's Fourth of July celebration accompanied by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops (originally aired 07/04/06).

86 posted on 01/21/2010 10:55:43 PM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: Star Traveler

Nice shells!

87 posted on 01/21/2010 11:01:04 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Check out Ayla Brown's amazing voice!

Ayla Brown sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" with the Boston Pops

Ayla sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Boston's Fourth of July celebration accompanied by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops (originally aired 07/04/06).

Ayla Brown sings "Reflection on American Idol"

Ayla Brown sings "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera on Top 12 Girls night of American Idol Season 5. (2/21/06)

88 posted on 01/21/2010 11:04:55 PM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: nutmeg

Are you trying to drive up the price of the dowry ;-)


89 posted on 01/21/2010 11:10:07 PM PST by rmlew (Democracy tends to ignore..., threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed)
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To: rmlew
LOL... no I just recently heard her sing on YouTube and am amazed. How did she not win American Idol? (I don't watch AI, so I have no idea who she was competing against.)
90 posted on 01/21/2010 11:12:54 PM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


91 posted on 01/22/2010 10:32:10 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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