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Glenn Beck Tells Audience He Might Be Going Blind
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Posted on 07/19/2010 6:59:45 AM PDT by Scythian

During a tearful and passionate speech at his "American Revival" meeting in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Fox News host Glenn Beck revealed that he may be going blind.

During his speech (video below), Beck told the audience, "I can't focus my eyes."

Taking a shot at health care reform, Beck said, "I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find."

Beck, 46, says he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, and joked that the doctor told him, "You could go blind in the next year . . . or you might not."

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1 posted on 07/19/2010 6:59:50 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Is that related to macular degeneration? My mother had that—it’s awful.


2 posted on 07/19/2010 7:00:48 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Scythian

Prayers for Glenn Beck.


3 posted on 07/19/2010 7:02:49 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Comparative Advantage

Amen.


4 posted on 07/19/2010 7:03:27 AM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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To: Scythian

We are all going blind eventually....it’s called old age. =.=


5 posted on 07/19/2010 7:03:39 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Scythian
DU and Daily Kos must be celebrating right now, not to mention MSNBC and the White House.

Prayers to Glenn, whatever happens with his eyes, they can not silence his voice.

6 posted on 07/19/2010 7:03:47 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Scythian

Prayers for Mr. Beck.


7 posted on 07/19/2010 7:05:18 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: jazminerose

It is, my grandfather has glaucoma. It’s all pretty insidious. I wouldn’t wish such things on the worst Demorat I know. I know they’re probably yuking it up on DU right now over this. Good luck Glenn, they’re doing some good things in the field, but stay strong!


8 posted on 07/19/2010 7:05:28 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Braak

You’re right—the libtards will throw a big party over this.

Many prayers to Glenn and his family.


9 posted on 07/19/2010 7:07:12 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Scythian

Actually Glenn said this on his radio show last week! Dumb media missed it


10 posted on 07/19/2010 7:08:46 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Scythian

Prayers for Glenn Beck and the complete restoration of his sight.


11 posted on 07/19/2010 7:09:24 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Scythian

I think that with all that Glenn Beck has seen and then to shown us, no one could ever say that he is blind, regardless of whether or not he can actually see. There are many people who can see, but whom are already blind.


12 posted on 07/19/2010 7:09:27 AM PDT by chris37
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To: Scythian

Don’t tell Nancy he was crying....I still am so pissed off that he made fun of her crying when he is a blabbering crybaby all the time. Why would he do that?????? Why not make fun of her with something he does not do like the plastic surgery. Then Nancy does not half to call him a hypocrite.

Hopefully he is just exaggerating. Blindness is very rare now a days.


13 posted on 07/19/2010 7:11:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Beck laughs at himself all the time. He has a great sense of humor.


14 posted on 07/19/2010 7:14:10 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: cranked

That was my first thought too. He’s at the age when I first needed glasses.

Getting old sucks. But it beats the only alternative.


15 posted on 07/19/2010 7:15:22 AM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: chris37

AMEN


16 posted on 07/19/2010 7:15:54 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Scythian

I wish him the best...

that being said, although I agree with his politics about 95%, I cannot abide his crybaby ways....he has a good reason to cry about his eyes...but he really needs to get some backbone about everything else and get PISSED OFF and not weep at the drop of a hat....

he needs R. Lee Ermey as a therapist


17 posted on 07/19/2010 7:16:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ohioWfan

I will also pray for Glenn Beck and the complete restoration of his sight.


18 posted on 07/19/2010 7:16:25 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: wolfpat

I was not necessarily being a smartass or unsympathetic to Beck, being I do like him and his message, but I am like you and I suspect Beck is no different, old age is setting in and typically the first thing to go ‘bad’ is the eyesight. ;-)


19 posted on 07/19/2010 7:19:20 AM PDT by cranked
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To: BykrBayb

I watch his show at least three times a week. I like it but sometimes he goes over things many times over. He is really on this history kick lately.


20 posted on 07/19/2010 7:20:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Scythian

Prayers for Glen. That would be a terrible tragedy, he’s done a lot to educate people with his show.


21 posted on 07/19/2010 7:20:11 AM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: Scythian
In this blind world, only Glenn Beck can see.

I love you Glenn. Prayers up.

22 posted on 07/19/2010 7:20:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: napscoordinator
Blindness is very rare now a days.

Tell that to my dad. Macular degeneration is far too common.

23 posted on 07/19/2010 7:20:59 AM PDT by GBA (Resistance is Constitutional!)
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To: onyx

I guess this is why he said he may have some prosthetic eyes made that instead of the natural eye color it would just say “Gold” in one eye and “Line” in the other.

I hope it doesn’t come to that.


24 posted on 07/19/2010 7:21:40 AM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Vaquero
...he needs R. Lee Ermey as a therapist

yeah, right; R. Lee was outraged that there existed anyone who would question the Constitutional eligibilty of bammie....

25 posted on 07/19/2010 7:22:14 AM PDT by 1234 ("1984")
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To: napscoordinator

And sometimes his ADD takes over and he’s all over the map. I wonder what he’ll say next.


26 posted on 07/19/2010 7:22:22 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Scythian

Prayers..........


27 posted on 07/19/2010 7:23:10 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: wolfpat

I looked up the condition and it sounds worse than becoming near or far-sighted. Some cases have to have a corneal transplant


28 posted on 07/19/2010 7:25:31 AM PDT by justsaynomore (The Hermanator - www.hermancain.com)
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To: Scythian
TIN FOIL HAT TIME... I find it interesting that both Rush and Beck have developed serious disease that effect their ability to communicate. Either an act of G-d (which I doubt) or an act of KGB trained folk who know how to shut up opposition. Strange. Strange,in deed...
29 posted on 07/19/2010 7:26:46 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: BykrBayb

Beck is a mans man...


30 posted on 07/19/2010 7:27:22 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS!)
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To: justsaynomore

“I looked up the condition and it sounds worse than becoming near or far-sighted. Some cases have to have a corneal transplant.”

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The terminology is confusing.

There is a corneal form which could eventually require a corneal transplant-a workable solution to restore sight.

The retinal form is pretty much without meaningful treatment, but VERY RARE.


31 posted on 07/19/2010 7:28:26 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: napscoordinator
He is really on this history kick lately.
32 posted on 07/19/2010 7:28:43 AM PDT by CMAC51
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To: Scythian
Attitude counts for a lot. An old Gunny friend of mine wears
coke-bottle glasses now. He and I and some young punk were
talking marksmanship one day. The kid points to his glasses
and says, “at 500 yards I'd just be a fuzzy blob to you.”
His reply, “I can still put a round dead center in that
fuzzy blob.”
33 posted on 07/19/2010 7:29:55 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: gulfcoast6

And women like him too! : )


34 posted on 07/19/2010 7:30:56 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BookaT

Aw geez. Did he really say that?

God bless him. He has my prayers.


35 posted on 07/19/2010 7:31:47 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: justsaynomore

Old age isn’t becoming near or far sighted. My optometrist says my lenses don’t have the elasticity they once did, so I have difficulty focusing. That difficulty increases with age.

Sigh! If I had known I’d live this long, I would have taken better care of my body.


36 posted on 07/19/2010 7:32:14 AM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: CrazyIvan

LOL


37 posted on 07/19/2010 7:33:38 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: cranked

“Beck is no different, old age is setting in...”

Beck is 46. Old age? Ouch, he’s two years younger than me :-(.


38 posted on 07/19/2010 7:34:23 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: BookaT

Don’t know you well enough to guess whether your comment is tongue-in-cheek or a spear-in-the-back shot.


39 posted on 07/19/2010 7:35:00 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Scythian
Big, powerful prayers going out for Glenn. He's done more for this country than any politician in decades. He is truly a blessing.
40 posted on 07/19/2010 7:35:00 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: cranked

There’s a far fry from eyesight going to going completely blind.

Lots of old people lose some eyesight.

Beck is in his 40s, and we are not talking about losing some, but going blind.

HUGE difference.


41 posted on 07/19/2010 7:35:58 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Scythian

Too bad. I hoped he was going mute.


42 posted on 07/19/2010 7:36:45 AM PDT by Gurn (Remember Mountain Meadows.)
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To: wolfpat

I’ve worn glasses since I was 7 (nearsighted and astimatism) and can’t wear contacts, so glasses are no big deal. HOWEVER...I’m at the age where my near vision is starting to go bonkers. I have to take my glasses *off* to read and my optometrist is saying the “B” word. I do not want bifocals, Sam-I-Am. Insult to injury! I’ll go as long as I can before I have to wear the darn things.


43 posted on 07/19/2010 7:38:31 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: rwfromkansas
Well, since I am in my 40s, I suppose I am going blind too, huh? =.=
44 posted on 07/19/2010 7:40:33 AM PDT by cranked
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To: April Lexington

yeah I thought the same thing, very biblical sort of-—like a dark force has beset these purveyors of truth or something....

In the meantime somebody like Bill Clinton can lie under oath and exploit a 21 yr old staffer for his orgasmic pleasure in the sanctified OVAL OFFICE representing and guiding a nation that thousands died to protect—and come out smelling like a rose with adoring lemmings exalting him to the heights.

He should be living in a cave out of sight for the shame he brought on the Oval Office.

Seems we truly are in a cosmic battle of dark and light.


45 posted on 07/19/2010 7:41:37 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: cranked

There you go again - lumping people into groups they don’t deserve.

I know LOTS of people who have reached a ripe old age without needing more than reading glasses. And I’ve also known people who were blind from birth.

Old age is NOT a guarantee of going blind. Why don’t you do some research before you open your yap and produce a blanket statement?


46 posted on 07/19/2010 7:41:42 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Welcome home to my awesome army grandson!! Prayers and yellow ribbons for Anoreth of CG fame!)
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To: Monkey Face

Hold on, I heading out the door to see my eye doctor about this ‘blindness’ issue...since I am at the same age as Beck....be right back. =.=


47 posted on 07/19/2010 7:43:07 AM PDT by cranked
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To: wolfpat
Getting old sucks. But it beats the only alternative.

Depending, of course, on which way you are going...

48 posted on 07/19/2010 7:43:14 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 541 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: NautiNurse

It was neither, I was just saying what he was talking about on his show.

You may remember that Wiener or Waxman was going after his main sponsor, Goldline. Glenn was talking about how it would really get some people’s goat if he had his fake eyes designed to read GoldLine.

So it was him who was having some fun with it.


49 posted on 07/19/2010 7:45:49 AM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: cranked

I’ve been “losing my eyesight” since I was seven, but I’m not blind, yet, and don’t plan to be. And I’m a tad older than you.


50 posted on 07/19/2010 7:45:55 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Welcome home to my awesome army grandson!! Prayers and yellow ribbons for Anoreth of CG fame!)
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