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Glenn Beck totals rental SUV after daughter’s wedding
Yahoo ^ | 10/10/12 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 10/10/2012 8:33:16 AM PDT by DFG

Glenn Beck wrecked a rental at his daughter's wedding over the weekend.

"So my rental car got totaled this weekend ... at my daughter's wedding," the outspoken talk-show host wrote on Twitter.

On his radio show on Tuesday, Beck described the ordeal, saying after the ceremony he parked the rental SUV—a Ford Explorer—along a rain-soaked hill in the Finger Lakes area of New York, and forgot to put on the parking brake. Beck and his wife had already gotten out of the car when it began to slide, eventually flipping over, he said.

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1 posted on 10/10/2012 8:33:24 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Do you think Glenn was excited that day? /sarcasm


2 posted on 10/10/2012 8:36:55 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: DFG
gotten out of the car when it began to slide

Sorry, that's hard to believe.

You get out of the car, and then it starts to SLIDE?

So... having the parking brake on is not going to help if the dang thing is SLIDING...

3 posted on 10/10/2012 8:37:03 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: DFG

I’m guessing this will be NBC’s biggest “news” in Late Night “comedy” tonight.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 8:37:16 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: DFG

5 posted on 10/10/2012 8:38:42 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: DFG

Sounds like a story that could be true, but I’d be more inclined to worry about an alcohol-based accident. Recidivism is common.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 8:38:49 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Cover story...lol. Ok Beck fess up and take it like a man. You drank too much champagne at the wedding and rolled the vehicle. Big whoop...lol


7 posted on 10/10/2012 8:40:26 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: DFG
Glenn portrayed as " the 48-year-old conservative lightning rod".

Do they portray Maher-Letterman-Louis CK as " lightening rods" for their apparent cause?

8 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Izzy Dunne

Yes, “sliding” seems unlikely - absent a steep, ice-covered slope. The only way I see something like this occurring is by leaving the shifter in *neutral*, allowing the car to roll.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I agree...maybe he forgot to put it in park is my guess

I do that in my pick up on occasion


10 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: rawhide

Thanks for the visual and helping make this site the place to go for “the rest of the story”


11 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:52 AM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failure)
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To: Charles Martel

“Rolling” I can believe. “Sliding”... well, as an old country boy, I know horse poop when I hear it.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 8:44:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: wardaddy
I do that in my pick up on occasion

And I'll bet you that not once, NOT EVEN ONE TIME did your truck slide away...

13 posted on 10/10/2012 8:46:03 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I'm sure what it did was roll not slide. It is common for automatic transmissions to hold temporarily on an incline but if the car is jarred in the slightest the transmission will not hold. I have had this happen before. I parked and forgot to set the brake. As I close the door the car started to roll. Thankfully it didn’t go too far before hitting a high curb and stopping.
14 posted on 10/10/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: DFG

What a pant load.

This sounds like what a drunk liberal would say besides blaming Bush if they caused an accident like this.

Bush’s fault is probably as good of an excuse as any!


15 posted on 10/10/2012 8:46:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: xzins; All
Sounds like a story that could be true, but I’d be more inclined to worry about an alcohol-based accident. Recidivism is common.

Stop the slander.

Beck hasn't had a drink in over 10 years.

The car SLID not ROLLED on its axle. It was a rain-slick slope.

16 posted on 10/10/2012 8:47:07 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: DFG
For one thing he did not park the rental car his security guard parked it..and it was not at the ceremony it was when they got back to their hotel..

Maybe if some would watch his show on Dish channel 212 they could hear the truth..

17 posted on 10/10/2012 8:50:27 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Grampa Dave

Are you on the prosecutions team in the Zimmerman case?


18 posted on 10/10/2012 8:51:34 AM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: DFG

He was just materializing Barry’s analogy of how the Democrats handled the economy.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: wardaddy

I’ve done that. We lived on a hill at our old house. One day I pulled up and stopped in front of the house in my SUV, jumped out, started to close the door and the SUV started moving backward. I leapt back in, hit the brake and put the vehicle in park. I was lucky.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 8:52:09 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

never slid away...

rolling off is more common with a stick but Explorers sure don’t have those

Beck is supposed to be sober on everything ...drink and blow

who knows...just sounds funny

daughter’s wedding...I’d be nervous too


21 posted on 10/10/2012 8:53:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: PLD
Perhaps it wasn't just the rain.

Saturday I drove near the Finger Lakes area. At points the road was covered in leaves and/or pine needles.

The traction control light came on quite often on our Grand Cherokee. It was worse than driving on ice.

A couple of times the military surplus trailer with surge brakes I was towing started to break loose.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 8:56:25 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: DFG

I hate driving rental cars. You have to hunt for all the switches and controls. And the parking brake is always in a different spot from where I am used to.


23 posted on 10/10/2012 8:57:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (That was sarcasm, you moron.)
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To: PLD; DFG
For one thing he did not park the rental car his security guard parked it.

Now you have me confused. According to the article:

" On his radio show on Tuesday, Beck described the ordeal, saying after the ceremony he parked the rental SUV—a Ford Explorer—along a rain-soaked hill in the Finger Lakes area of New York, and forgot to put on the parking brake."

Granted, I take anything I read with a grain of salt.

24 posted on 10/10/2012 8:59:17 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: rawhide

No problem it can be buffed out.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Izzy Dunne

““Rolling” I can believe. “Sliding”... well, as an old country boy, I know horse poop when I hear it.”

Has Goodyear has come out with teflon tires?


26 posted on 10/10/2012 9:01:36 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: rawhide

27 posted on 10/10/2012 9:02:08 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: xzins

My husband is a recovering alcoholic, that is a very ugly accusation to make against a person who is working on their sobriety.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 9:04:43 AM PDT by CityCenter (It's too late, Obama yeah, it's too late.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

The car SLID not ROLLED on its axle. It was a rain-slick “slope.”

How often has a car slid down a hill that wasn’t covered in ice? Probably 1 in a billion chance. Besides, if it so slipery a car could slide, it would extremely difficult to walk on. My bet is he didnt put it in park.


29 posted on 10/10/2012 9:11:17 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: CityCenter
My hat is off to anybody dealing with that problem. I thought I was getting very close to the edge back in 2008 and figured Obama would drive me over it if I didn't take the pledge.

I took my last drink on January 19, 2009 and haven't looked back. But I can't say that hitting the sauce wouldn't sometimes be an awfully tempting way to get through ObaMao's presidency.

My hat is further off to Glenn Beck not only for taking and honoring the pledge, but for joining a t-totaling religion where he has an extra layer of protection.

30 posted on 10/10/2012 9:14:26 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome

I’m sure what it did was roll not slide. It is common for automatic transmissions to hold temporarily on an incline but if the car is jarred in the slightest the transmission will not hold. I have had this happen before. I parked and forgot to set the brake. As I close the door the car started to roll. Thankfully it didn’t go too far before hitting a high curb and stopping.

Automatic transmissions with their parking gear give too many people a false sense of security, my uncle would re-build transmissions and showed me that the parking gear is a tiny peice of metal that locks into a saw tooth like gear inside the transmission. When I saw that the parking gear was that tiny I never stopped used the actual parking break in every automatic transmission car I ever drove.

You are in some ways better leaving a manual in gear than using park on an automatic transmission.


31 posted on 10/10/2012 9:14:33 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Grampa Dave

Beck came out and told everyone on his show about this, had he wanted to “keep it a secret” he could have easily done so.


32 posted on 10/10/2012 9:15:22 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Izzy Dunne

gotten out of the car when it began to slide
Sorry, that’s hard to believe.

You get out of the car, and then it starts to SLIDE?

So... having the parking brake on is not going to help if the dang thing is SLIDING...

Maybe god is sending a message to Glenn, watch yourself, not from the almighty but from others who want to make his demise look like an “accident”....


33 posted on 10/10/2012 9:22:34 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: DFG

Was this his way of protesting the wedding?


34 posted on 10/10/2012 9:30:25 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: trisham

years ago, my brother and I had the same model car. His was auto, Mine was a stick. I had to borrow his for a couple days while mine was in the shop. My house was on a slight hill and I typically left it in gear and hopped out. I forgot to put his car in park and hoped out, only to see the car roll away. I managed to catch it and hop in before any damage occurred.


35 posted on 10/10/2012 9:39:55 AM PDT by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: CityCenter

It isn’t ugly at all. It’s a trained observation. I’ve served as counselor on alcohol wards in veteran’s hospitals and with military communities.

It is the FIRST place you’d want to go with a recovering alcoholic. It is absolutely essential not to deny reality about the recidivism of alcoholics. Alcohol is tough enough to beat without loved ones continuing to be enablers by pretending that problems are not extremely common or are some kind of attack.


36 posted on 10/10/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cyclotic
It's my understanding that people have gotten run over by their own cars and killed doing what we did. After I jumped back into my SUV and put it in park, I started shaking. If I had fallen, I might have been run over, and if I had failed to stop the vehicle, it might have hurt or killed someone else.

I'm glad I did it, although it was purely instinctive. The alternative was unthinkable.

37 posted on 10/10/2012 9:45:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Stop the slander.

Beck hasn't had a drink in over 10 years.

Oh, you can't expect that of some FReepers. They just have too much fun pointing fingers at others. Jerks.

38 posted on 10/10/2012 9:48:00 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: DFG

I was in the Finger lakes area this weekend. The foilage is spectacular!


39 posted on 10/10/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
You have to hunt for all the switches and controls.

The craziest thing is these newfangled cars that have something that looks like a key, but isn't. You spend ten minutes at the lot just figuring out where to put the "key," finally to discover that there's nowhere special that you need to do so. Sometimes even the rental attendant was stumped.

40 posted on 10/10/2012 9:53:21 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: DFG

The strangest part of his story is Beck said he waited until the next day to do anything. The truck rolls down a hill and it’s let’s go to bed everyone?

I’m sorry but if this was being investigated that would be a gian red flag something was amiss.


41 posted on 10/10/2012 9:55:33 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Izzy Dunne
A little quick to put the blame on Glenn aren't you? Or are you one of those lovely “Glenn is crazy” venomous types?
42 posted on 10/10/2012 9:55:33 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: over3Owithabrain

This happened after the ceremony. I’m guessing that he wanted to attend the reception.


43 posted on 10/10/2012 9:57:30 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GraceG

Grace, my sons and I have been driving Blazers, Broncos, Ford F250’s, Ram pickyups, Trundras, Ridgelines and other 4 wheel drive vehicles for 3 going on 4 decades. Never had we had this happen in all types of weather and terrain.

This story is pure cocka!


44 posted on 10/10/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: GraceG

The park pawl flashback from 3rd year HS auto mechanics class. One of the few things I remember from the automatic transmission segments.


45 posted on 10/10/2012 10:01:37 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: EggsAckley
A little quick to put the blame on Glenn aren't you? Or are you one of those lovely “Glenn is crazy” venomous types?

I don't know Glenn or watch him or know anything about him.

I do know that a claim that the car starting sliding is most likely false, in the absence of ice (it was 50+ degrees over the weekend in Finger Lakes), or lava flows (none that I know of).

And if you'll notice, I didn't blame anyone for anything, except the claim that it was sliding.

46 posted on 10/10/2012 10:09:28 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: wardaddy
I agree...maybe he forgot to put it in park is my guess I do that in my pick up on occasion

That happens quite often with rental vehicles. Back when I was driving the tow truck we had an incident where a uhaul truck was parked at a hotel where the trans was taken out of gear but the Maxi-brakes were not properly applied the truck didn't move for several hours but when it did roll it rolled into a Piccadilly Pub.

The same thing happened with a SAAB when the driver stopped for gas and thought he left the thing in gear. he went to pay for the gas and when he went back the car was gone -- he reported it stolen but the security film showed it rolling away into a drainage ditch.

The moral to the story, Get the rental insurance especially if you are not familiar with the type of vehicle you will be driving.

47 posted on 10/10/2012 10:13:20 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: jsanders2001
You drank too much champagne at the wedding and rolled the vehicle

Sorry, you may be joking, but just in case, according to him he quit drinking many years ago.

48 posted on 10/10/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT by mupcat
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To: trisham

Beck: “I honestly said to the kids, ‘Well let’s go say our prayers and go to bed,’” Beck said. “It was just one of those days. I watched my car roll down the hill, literally roll. I just stood there. And I’m like, ‘All right let’s go to bed.’”
The next morning, Beck assessed the damage. “All the windows were broken out of it,” he said. “The axle is bent. It was horrible.”

So Beck sees the truck roll down the hill and goes in the house and sleeps, waiting until morning to do anything about it or even look at the damage to the truck or possible damage to anyone or anything in the truck’s path.

Sorry not buying it. People wait to report things to figure out a cover story. No sane person watches his vehicle careen down a hill and simply puts the kids to bed and sleeps.

I have no idea what actually happened and frankly it is about the 574th most important thing I care about in the world at the moment. But Beck is spinning a cover story.


49 posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain

Well, the guy is loaded for one thing, he can probably buy a replacement for the rental company just as easily as bat an eyelash. So he’s not going to fret over things like liability and insurance claims and so forth. It was his daughter’s wedding day and by gum, if you’re rich enough to not have to be bothered, you just aren’t going to be bothered.


50 posted on 10/10/2012 11:31:03 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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