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  • Glenn Beck slams WWE stars as 'stupid wrestling people' — whines characters 'demonizing' Tea Party

    02/26/2013 9:15:54 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/13 | ANTHONY SULLA-HEFFINGER
    Glenn Beck and the WWE are going toe-to-toe in a war of words. The political commentator, who used to host a show on Fox News, called out the wildly popular wrestling organization last week, referring to the entertainers as “stupid wrestling people.” Beck’s comments were referring to the ongoing storyline between Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio. Swagger, who has enlisted the help of Zeb Colter, another character in the WWE, is feuding with Del Rio heading into Wrestlemania 29, where the two will square off for the World Heavyweight Championship. Beck is claiming that Swagger and Colter’s characters are...
  • Progressives decry resignation of Van Jones

    09/07/2009 2:04:01 AM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies · 1,368+ views
    SFGate ^ | September 7, 2009 | Joe Garofoli
    The middle-of-the-night resignation Sunday of longtime Bay Area activist Van Jones as a White House environmental adviser left many progressives angry at the Obama administration for buckling to conservative criticism of Jones' controversial past comments and actions. The administration is losing not only one of the nation's leading environmentalists, progressives say, but one of the few liberal voices with President Obama's ear. Jones resigned amid a furor over his signature on a 2004 petition questioning the government's actions around the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Supporters say the administration surely knew his background when they appointed Jones, the first African American...
  • Glenn Beck up, left down and Van Jones defiant

    09/07/2009 1:58:14 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 188 replies · 5,195+ views
    politico.com ^ | September 6, 2009 | BEN SMITH & NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON
    The Jones departure recalls another Democratic surrender: The indicated willingness to abandon a plan to fund voluntary end-of-life consultations after they were miscast by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as “death panels.” "As we've seen before, succumbing to these types of propaganda attacks from the right wing only emboldens the aggressors. This controversy will go away and they will trump up another one tomorrow,” said David Brock, founder and chairman of Media Matters for America, a group that has taken on conservative commentators. “No good comes from appeasing a lunatic bully like Glenn Beck." "If Jones left under pressure from the...