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Glenn Beck wore bulletproof vest while speaking at 'Restore Honor' rally at Lincoln Memorial
New York Daily News ^ | 8/31/10 | Richard Sisk

Posted on 08/31/2010 8:20:24 AM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON - Fox News host Glenn Beck wore a bulletproof vest at his weekend rally, where he claimed "many, many miracles" had occurred - including a flyover of geese."I'm absolutely wearing a bulletproof vest," Beck said he told Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., before the "Restore Honor" event at the Lincoln Memorial. He and other speakers risked their lives but "she decided not to wear it," Beck said of Alveda King, and now "she is a marked woman for standing on that step with me."

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1 posted on 08/31/2010 8:20:31 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I thought it looked like he wore one.


2 posted on 08/31/2010 8:21:44 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Nachum
Yeah, and the left will be smirking all the way to irrelevancy.
3 posted on 08/31/2010 8:23:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum
Why would Beck be in any danger? DC has all sorts of "tough anti gun laws restrictions." There's NO WAY anyone with ill intent could have possibly brought a gun to DC!
4 posted on 08/31/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Nachum

He should wear body armor in public. I hope he has bodyguards too.


5 posted on 08/31/2010 8:23:47 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Nachum

Considering how he has had the FBI on his TV set because of death threats, it probably was a prudent move on his part.


6 posted on 08/31/2010 8:23:52 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

Did Sarah wear one?


7 posted on 08/31/2010 8:24:15 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
I thought it looked like he wore one.

Not to me, but maybe it's just the angle.


8 posted on 08/31/2010 8:24:21 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum

Boy, nothing gets by Mr. Sisk(we had a number of postings on this yesterday).


9 posted on 08/31/2010 8:24:30 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: MNJohnnie

Yep. I would too..


10 posted on 08/31/2010 8:25:03 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Nachum

Of course he wore a vest. I’m surprised he didn’t wear a suit of armor! Beck AND Palin on the same stage?! Forget about it.


11 posted on 08/31/2010 8:28:06 AM PDT by albie
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I hope he has bodyguards too.

He has security, like you wouldn't believe.

12 posted on 08/31/2010 8:28:12 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fearless person cannot be controlled.)
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To: aeonspromise

I sure hope and pray that Alveda King is not going to be a target of anyone. I’m sure it stuck in the craw of the liberals that she went to Glenn Beck’s rally. But, she’s a niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, and an ordained minister herself. So how much can they protest?

But I’m sure the liberals would have loved to have her at Al Sharpton’s “me too” rally instead.


13 posted on 08/31/2010 8:28:12 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

My sister and I were there and we both made the comment that he looked thicker in the middle and wondered if he had on a bullet proof vest.

We also wondered about Sarah Palin because she had on a jacket that seemed a touch large for her.


14 posted on 08/31/2010 8:28:21 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Puppage

In some of the footage of his speech I noticed when he turned around and the shirt was tight on his back I could make it out.


15 posted on 08/31/2010 8:28:24 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He does have body guards. They accompanied him onto the stage and remained around him at the rally.


16 posted on 08/31/2010 8:28:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Nachum
Is it just me or is Beck suffering from something of a Messiah complex?

I think he half expected to be "martyred" at the rally, before returning to his Fox show three days later...

17 posted on 08/31/2010 8:28:42 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Nachum

Given the propensities of the tolerant, non-judgmental, free speech loving left, I’d wear one too.


18 posted on 08/31/2010 8:29:23 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Nachum

Twitter had many accounts of slime calling literally for the assassination of Glenn Beck all day Saturday.

And Glenn said yesterday that both he and Sarah wore armor.


19 posted on 08/31/2010 8:29:53 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Nachum

Liberals hate Beck - and in spite of their ‘good press’ - liberals are the violent ones in our culture. Beck was smart to take this common sense precaution.


20 posted on 08/31/2010 8:33:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: Josa

“We also wondered about Sarah Palin because she had on a jacket that seemed a touch large for her.”

I went to an event recently where she was. I ran into her at the private airport terminal. Just her, Todd, and the kiddos.

I was happy to get to meet her, but I was also shocked at the lack of security.

I guess the security was me. (I am a concealed carry guy.)


21 posted on 08/31/2010 8:34:41 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Is it just me...

Yep.

22 posted on 08/31/2010 8:36:05 AM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: Nachum

One need only watch a few minutes of MSNBC to realize the MOST HATEFUL folks in this country are LIBERALS. The further left they are the more they hate.


23 posted on 08/31/2010 8:38:10 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Nachum

One need only watch a few minutes of MSNBC to realize the MOST HATEFUL folks in this country are LIBERALS. The further left they are the more they hate.


24 posted on 08/31/2010 8:38:28 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Alter Kaker

“Messiah complex”? “Martyr”?

Yes, it’s you.

Beck likely did, indeed, expect to be “martyred” at the rally, as he probably does every time he goes out in public. Beck is under constant threat, he knows it, and he is unwilling to back down.

That’s not a “messiah complex,” just plain reality.

And wearing a bullet-proof vest is common sense. Even with that, he’s not safe.

What have you done for your country lately?

Whether you agree with Beck or not — and I sometimes do and sometimes don’t — surely you can respect him for trying?


25 posted on 08/31/2010 8:38:50 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Alter Kaker

It’s just you.

He’s received serious death threats. There is no doubt he is in danger.

He has a wife and kids.

Wouldn’t you protect yourself?

Would you like people to read your mind and claim you had a Messiah complex and expected to be martyred?


26 posted on 08/31/2010 8:38:57 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: Nachum

Glen said that the only reason he wore the vest was because his wife wanted it. He put his trust in God.


27 posted on 08/31/2010 8:39:11 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Nachum

The author says Beck is wearing a vest due to “his conspiracy theories” - what an idiot. He gets death threats on a regular basis, I’m sure. Thus the need for 5 guards around him just to shake hands.


28 posted on 08/31/2010 8:39:11 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: bcsco; Alter Kaker
Is it just me...

Yep.

LOL! Yep BUMP!

29 posted on 08/31/2010 8:40:54 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Nachum

The vest was the first thing I noticed on Saturday. I pointed it out on Facebook at the time.


30 posted on 08/31/2010 8:42:02 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Alter Kaker

Don’t be a dummy. Beck has been informed several times by the FBI that they are pursuing investigations regarding deaththreats against both him and his family, as well as kidnapping threats against his children.


31 posted on 08/31/2010 8:44:15 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Nachum

I don’t blame him. I wonder if leftist MSM types will ask Hussein why he doesn’t give speeches to large, uncontrolled crowds, why he doesn’t appear in true PUBLIC settings or why any room in which he does speak is carefully stacked with his own worshipers??


32 posted on 08/31/2010 8:50:15 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Nachum

He’s crazy, not stupid.


33 posted on 08/31/2010 8:53:59 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha ("There is an 'I' in Marxist")
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To: LeonardFMason

“One need only watch a few minutes of MSNBC to realize the MOST HATEFUL folks in this country are LIBERALS. The further left they are the more they hate.”

Try opening your mouth on facebook and see what happens ;-)


34 posted on 08/31/2010 8:57:45 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Alter Kaker
Is it just me...

To be fair, there are other nitwits in FR who want to look down their nose at Beck, but here on this thread it seems to be just you.

Yep.

35 posted on 08/31/2010 9:00:36 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Nachum

I could tell he had one on, don’t blame him since many whackos out there want him dead.


36 posted on 08/31/2010 9:00:57 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: skeeter
Yeah, and the left will be smirking all the way to irrelevancy.

I sure hope so.

There's nothing more annoying that a person who is ignorant and smug at the same time.

By the same token, there's nothing more gratifying that the look on their face at the moment of their demise when they realize just how ignorant they have truly been.
37 posted on 08/31/2010 9:06:03 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Alter Kaker
"Is it just me or is Beck suffering from something of a Messiah complex?"

I suggest you seek professional help.

38 posted on 08/31/2010 9:06:35 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Alter Kaker
Is it just me or is BeckBarry suffering from something of a Messiah complex?

There. Fixed it. And yes, Barry does have that complex.
39 posted on 08/31/2010 9:07:03 AM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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Is it just me or is Beck suffering from something of a Messiah complex?

Please refresh my memory. I know playing the Freud Card comes after playing the Race Card but does it come before playing the Hate Card?

40 posted on 08/31/2010 9:08:25 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: ConservativeWarrior

just noticing the times of posts, mine shows 3 minutes ahead of when I actually posted. It’s just now 12:03 and yours is at 12:06, wierd


41 posted on 08/31/2010 9:10:19 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Nachum
Beck often describes himself as a potential target in his conspiracy theories.

Can't write a straight news piece without getting snarky.

In fact, he IS a potential target and in fact, if you actually LISTENED to what he talks about you'll find there is a lot of political ANALYSIS going on and NO "conspiracy theories".

42 posted on 08/31/2010 9:10:45 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: tina07

now there’s a 6 minute difference, actual time vs. time shown of my last post...


43 posted on 08/31/2010 9:11:56 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Brugmansian
Please refresh my memory. I know playing the Freud Card comes after playing the Race Card but does it come before playing the Hate Card?

Playing the Freud Card implies the Hate Card and leads up to the "unconsciously intolerant racist, bigot, homophobe and islamophobe" cards all at once. The Hate Card trumps all, of course.

44 posted on 08/31/2010 9:12:01 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Alter Kaker

No - it’s me too.


45 posted on 08/31/2010 9:13:59 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Alter Kaker

Is it just me or is Beck suffering from something of a Messiah complex?
It’s just you.


46 posted on 08/31/2010 9:15:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

When I tuned in to watch him I noticed it right off. I was glad to see him practicing caution but thought that it was a pretty light vest - more useful for handgun projectiles than from rifle fire.

No matter - as someone else commented, he probably did it more out of consideration for his wife than out of any fear for his life.


47 posted on 08/31/2010 9:15:29 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Nachum

“Beck often describes himself as a potential target in his conspiracy theories.”

Nevermind the stream of death threats from the unhinged left...


48 posted on 08/31/2010 9:32:04 AM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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To: Alter Kaker

he’s to self depricating for a complex


49 posted on 08/31/2010 9:37:16 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Jedidah

Couldn’t agree with you more. I was hoping Glen would do something to protect himself from the looney left.

I also wish everyone would stop with the “running for President” stuff. For some, their mission is to bring things to light. Glen is doing a fabulous job of that. We need someone to keep our representatives under a microscope and hold them accountable.


50 posted on 08/31/2010 9:49:42 AM PDT by Apple Blossom (Politicians are like diapers, they both need changed regularly, and for the same reason.)
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