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Glenn Beck and stagecraft wizardry: Why his NRA talk trumped all (Lefty analysis)
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 7, 2013 | Husna Haq

Posted on 05/07/2013 3:04:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Here's one thing you can say about Republicans: They sure like their props.

First there was Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention. Then there was Sarah Palin chugging down a Big Gulp at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March, and a couple months later, waving a tin of chewing tobacco at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston this past weekend.

But in the prop-toting antics category, Glenn Beck may take the cake. He used not one but five props at his keynote address at the NRA’s “Stand and Fight” convention Saturday, a rousing almost-two-hour talk during which he paced, mocked, pontificated, and of course, referred to props in classic Beck fashion.

He presented a series of firearms: the gun owned by serial killer Charles Manson before police confiscated it and Manson had nine victims slaughtered – with knives, not guns; a 9/11 first responder’s handgun, which Mr. Beck called a “small token of liberty;” and an antique rifle used by an American “the first time we fought against Muslim extremists” – the Barbary pirates.

A parade of arms? A firepower fashion show? A gun pageant? No, Beck was hammering home his point.....

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; boston; glennbeck; guncontrol; islam; nra; palin; secondamendment; talkradio; texas
Note the author's name.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 3:04:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was a great speech.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 3:06:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left clings to their lies and name calling.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 3:06:53 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hus Husna? Never heard of it.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 3:07:06 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Attention Leftist Leftards: Projection Much???

Gee they use living people AS PROPS all of the G_D D_MMNED TIME!!!

And this bastard has the tumerity to whine about Conservatives using non-living obejects as PROPS?????

SCREW THE LEFT THEY ARE DUMBASSES!!!


5 posted on 05/07/2013 3:10:35 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent point. I call muzzie. Pakistani.

It’s in the Koran that “infidels” may not possess weapons of any kind.

Just call me “disobedient infidel”.

;^)


6 posted on 05/07/2013 3:11:22 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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I had Husna Haq once but my doctor lanced it and it cleared up in a few days.....smelled bad and was nasty looking, though.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 3:12:05 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: clintonh8r

How odd.

Usually they just give you an antibiotic and some expectorant for that.

:)


8 posted on 05/07/2013 3:14:34 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: 2ndDivisionVet



PROPS

9 posted on 05/07/2013 3:14:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Salamander

Be glad a suppository isn’t needed.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 3:19:33 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: elcid1970

Pakistan, playing both sides forever.

They have mastered the art.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 3:23:16 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: mountn man

Ick.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 3:24:51 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: TurboZamboni

yes, DiFi is a prop. They prop her up and trot her out whenever they want to do something they know will be unpopular with the public . Becuz her job is to be the untouchable grandmother of the senate.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 3:28:19 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those who can’t, are whiny Leftists.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 3:30:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: hadaclueonce

Devout Muslim Paki: “DIE, infidel!!!”

`Friendly’ Paki: “Would you like a Scotch?”


15 posted on 05/07/2013 3:38:27 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Read “Blackhawk Down.” Bastards left us hanging.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 3:41:18 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: hadaclueonce

Trade sides faster than the Italians.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 3:41:55 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IIRC Tex Watson did use a pistol in one of the murders. Tossed it into some iceplant and it was found.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 3:49:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eddyroy/2679850989/

“This is the actual gun that Manson “family” member Charles “Tex” Watson used to kill Steve Parent and shoot Jay Sebring and Voytek Frykowski with.

“Before the Tate murders Charles Manson used this gun to shoot drug dealer Bernard Crowe (who did not die).

“After the Tate killings this weapon was tossed from the killers’ car, along with the knives, by Linda Kasabian. It was found by a young man named Steven Weiss on September 1st, 1969 on a hillside behind his home.

“The gun’s right grip is missing. While beating Voytek Frykowski over the head with it, Watson broke it and the pieces were found on Sharon Tate’s carpet the morning the bodies were discovered.”


19 posted on 05/07/2013 3:53:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Husna Haq, Muslim Marxist
20 posted on 05/07/2013 3:54:00 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: TurboZamboni

Diane Feinstines “these are the rifles to buy” show...

she might as well go to qvc television.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Note the author's name.

According to the official ROCKLOBSTER's Guide to islamic Spelling; In Mercan, that's spelled:

H-A-C-K.

22 posted on 05/07/2013 3:59:42 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Those are good ones. Plus, toting around nearly-brain-dead Gabby Giffords is another one. As quickly as they could, they started hauling her around like “Weekend at Bernie’s.”


23 posted on 05/07/2013 4:03:22 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


The uk tabloids digitized the salute due to PC.


This author does not get it, he only attacks the messenger.
he proves Beck's point perfectly.
24 posted on 05/07/2013 4:04:30 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jewish-leaders-glenn-beck-apology-comparing-bloomberg-hitler/story?id=19119684&google_editors_picks=true


25 posted on 05/07/2013 4:05:34 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Liberals are still steaming over this on.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 4:58:22 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: GraceG
'SCREW THE LEFT THEY ARE DUMBASSES!!!'

YEP right as rain G/G. What kind of lefty clowns make fun of the tools of freedom?.....It's disgusting when you think of it!

GO MR. BECK! You are one of a kind....a shining American GEM....


27 posted on 05/07/2013 5:00:11 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

al qaeda


28 posted on 05/07/2013 5:41:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: jimsin
"...GO MR. BECK! You are one of a kind....a shining American GEM..."

I like his radio show. For the NRA, he promised a story on the "deportable" Saudi hospitalized from the Boston Bombing.

Was mention made of it?

29 posted on 05/07/2013 5:53:07 PM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Does so

i do not know this DS I’M wondering if any of our fellow FR friends can answer that question for us.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 6:50:09 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left uses people as props, the right uses a non-person prop and they get blistered for it...


31 posted on 05/08/2013 5:20:57 PM PDT by GraceG
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