Friday, September 4, 2009

A Not So Beautiful Mind

The fact that Beck has one of the highest rated shows on cable is pretty telling. In fact, it can perhaps be used to help accurately divine the exact percentage of functional illiterates in our country. It can be said that shows like Beck's are a latter day version of the "brain drain".

Let's call it "the Beck Effeckt", whereby the number of brain cells that get killed is directly proportionate to the amount of time that Beck speaks to America. A fascinating experiment would be to hook up Beck listeners to an EEG just to see what their brain waves tell us while they're listening to Glenn Beck. We can expand our hypothesis to include listeners of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Joe Scarborough, Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly and Neil Cavuto. What would be truly fascinating to see is how many of them actually flatline on an electroencephalograph.

Further contributing to the dumbing down of our once great nation are the hyperventilating conspiracy theories that involve some political/social matrixing, whereby conspiracies are divined in random words and pieces of information such as the words "czar", "Obama" and the like. It's rather amusingly reminiscent of the magazine and newspaper articles that were parsed and harvested of secret conspiratorial content by John Nash.

.oO Shit, here comes Color of Change to take away my sponsors and my penis! Oo.

The difference, of course, is that at least John Nash, rabid anti Semite though he is, is nonetheless a man alternately blessed and cursed with actual genius. Glenn Beck is just a bloated buffoon with no credentials in medicine, law, actual journalism, the humanities, education, geopolitical science or any worthwhile discipline on which he nonetheless bloviates with almost admirable zeal and confidence. Instead, he has the look of a man who gets his penis caught in his zipper at least three times a week. Yet more people listen to Beck than read the mathematical/economic theories of Nash or who read Shakespeare or who listen to Mozart.

Or who watch the elegantly vitriolic Keith Olbermann.


At September 4, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Blogger daveawayfromhome said...

Olbermann takes the right tone with Beck: mockery.
You cant logic the man away; those who believe him will never be convinced through any kind of evidence that he's wrong. And as long as he's pulling in the numbers (and not losing Faux News as a whole any advertising dollars), he'll always have a spot on TV (indeed, he actually looks like he ought to be on the television - on cable access, that is).
No, mockery is the only road to take. Merciless, accurate, flaming mockery. Shame, via scorn-riddled humiliation, the folks who watch such tripe into turning off Beck's show and never again speaking of it openly. That's the only viable option (other than open civil war, that is, and we can see, a century and a half later, how well that worked.

At September 4, 2009 at 11:17 PM, Blogger Bukko_in_Australia said...

I'm curious to learn more about the issue of whether Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.

Of course, there's no concrete evidence that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990, but he has never denied it, either.

It could just be that by writing sentences closely linking the name of Glenn Beck and the phrase "raped and murdered a young girl in 1990," people who don't like Beck are doing the same thing that Republicans did when they composed sentences that included "Saddam Hussein and Sept. 11" or "Barack Obama and terrorist."

Anyway, just wanted to make sure you knew that some people are inquiring whether Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990. But don't necessarily believe it!

In fact, when you think about Glenn Beck, try NOT to think about him raping and murdering a young girl in 1990. Because he might be innocent. Even though he won't deny the act.

At September 5, 2009 at 1:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When folks listen to Olbermann, not only do they flat line, their IQ goes down about 20 points.

At September 5, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I'm not jumping on that, Bukko, until I see more concrete proof. I'm not into conspiracy theories that lack evidence.

At September 5, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Blogger KathyG said...

Anon jealous much?

At September 5, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This rumor has been around a while...This would be easy to refute...But,thus far,Glenn Beck has NOT refuted the accusation. I can only reasonably deduce by his silence,that perhaps,in 1990, Glenn Beck did indeed rape and murder a young girl. I must admit,I'm not convinced the crime was committed in the aforementioned order,rape followed by murder. I know if I were accused of such a crime,I would quickly refute the rumor and have verifiable proof that I didn't commit such a crime. But thus far,Glenn Beck has NOT refuted the rumor that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.

At September 6, 2009 at 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck rapes and murders the truth every day. What is truly appalling is that anyone falls for all his vicious insane toxic sh*tfest.

As for John Nash being anti-Semitic, I really don't think so. Matt Drudge pushed this rumor big time when "A Beautiful Mind" came out. Roger Ebert said it was a smear by Drudge to discredit the film.
During Nash's decades-long struggle with schizophrenia, he had bizarre delusions. And he certainly did make statements that could be interpreted as anti-Semitic but the man was out of his mind and in la land.

To screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, a man "very proud of my Jewish heritage," holding a paranoid schizophrenic responsible for these ravings is "like blaming a man with cancer for losing weight."

It is characteristic of the disease, said Goldsman, that suspicions of persecution fasten on those closest to the patient, such as immediate family members.

"If his friends and colleagues are Jewish, then they would naturally be seen as agents of a sinister force, out to get him," the writer said.

Akiva Goldsman, the film's screenwriter said he had talked at some length with Nash and had detected no indication of anti-Semitism.

I live in the Princeton area. Back in the late 70s and 80s, I would occasionally see this strange man wandering around Princeton. He was obviously a troubled soul, he had a bemused smile on his face, totally lost in his thoughts and not on the planet so to speak. I had no idea who he was or that he was a mathematical genius. I figured he was a crazy person belonging to one of Princeton's wealthy families.

Many days Nash would walk from the University to his home in Princeton Junction, about 6 miles. He didn't drive.

Sadly, Nash's son is also a schizophrenic (and a PHD in mathematics). Respectfully, I think the charge of anti-Semitism against Nash is a bum rap.

As for Beck, he and his ilk are working overtime to destroy this country with their lies and filth.

At September 6, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

Obama kicks Van Jones out of White House for successfully shaming Glenn Beck!

Sun, 09/06/2009 - 06:19 — Comrade Rutherford

Top News this morning:
Obama eagerly caves in to far-right extremist's demands to fire Van Jones for his successful attack on Glenn Becks' continuous stream of lies and propaganda!

Van Jones kicked to the curb by fawning Obama who's sole purpose in the White House is to bend over as far as he can for Conservatives and their extremist lies while simultaneously screwing over the voters that put him in office!

Obama instantly caves in yet again to extremism! Obama does ONLY what the far-right extremist Conservatives allow him to do. Latest example: firing Alex Jones for making Glenn Beck uncomfortable.

In an example of craven cowardice, I-Wanna-Be-President-So-Bad-I'll-Do-Whatever-The-GOP-Crazies-Want Obama fired Alex Jones because Jones had successfully exposed the lies of Glenn Beck.

Obama's slave-masters order him to fire Alex Jones, Obama's reply, 'yes, massa!'

+ + + + +

I am so seriously pissed off at Obama. I never got fooled into thinking he was a Democrat from the very start (one look at his record shows that he is NOT a Democrat by any means). But this really takes the cake.

Alex Jones was one of the best people in the last 30 years to actually make some headway against the far-right crazies by getting advertisers to drop Glenn Beck's propaganda and lies TV show of Fox 'News'. When the far-right extremists get themselves together to counter-attack Jones, Obama instantly cravenly caved in and refused to fight back against their insanity.

Now that the President has sided WITH Glenn Beck and against the truth, how long will it take for all those advertisers to follow the President's lead and return to Beck's show? Probably a lot longer than it took Obama to sell his soul to the GOP leadership (which I clocked at about 1 second)!

Seriously, with 'leadership' like this from Obama, why even bother? Let's follow President Obama's lead and hand total control of the Federal Government over to the far-right extremist crazies and let them just run everything openly. Because right now it's OBVIOUS that Obama has NO credibility, no authority, and is NOT the President. It is obvious that Obama is totally under the direct control of the far-right extremists.

Obama REFUSES to do ONE single thing that the Democrats have been demanding for decades. Instead Obama does ONLY and EXACTLY what the craziest far-right wingers gives him permission to do.

When Democrats refuse to fight back against obvious and blatant lying, that in and of itself is the proof that they are NOT Democrats, but GOP operatives doing the bidding of the extremists.

I am done with Obama, this cravenly and cowardly surrender to the blatant lying right-wing crazies is the final straw for me.

At September 6, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would bet a kings ransom that back in the day--when Beck was snorting copious amounts of Peruvian Rocket Fuel or the Devil's Dandruff--he'd refer to his dealer as Sir...And would frequently give away his significant other as a sex slave for a day(s) to even up his debt to the dealer. He's selfish,dainty,gutless,and conflicted sexually. That's my summary of him just from a few cursory glances of him.

At September 6, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of beautiful minds...

Let's have a looksee at Beck's viewers....I'm sure my experiences are not atypical....This will be fun.

Dave- I met Dave at a bar where he enthusiastically wanted the tv at the bar to be set at Fox...So Beck could be watched in all of his glory. This was the first time I'd ever watched Beck-Which is why the memory is so forever etched/stained upon my conscience.
For some reason,folks like to share way too much info to me at bars...I dunno why...I don't look like Dr Phil...I digress. During the conversation he informs me his wife will not have sex with him because of his weight gain,and he suspects her of fucking her boss. He's literally getting off on the idea of his wife banging her boss. Get this...He does mention they (he and his wife) still go to church together. I had to leave...But not before mentioning my agreement that his wife is probably banging her boss...Oh and get this too...I know of the minister of his church..Well his wife.The minister and his wife had a separation...because the minister was banging a member of his flock...Small world eh?

Tracey- An avid wing-nut I grew up with and would speak to on a rare occasion---until the 2004 election. You see,Tracey is a male that has always tried to extend mucho machismo because of his effeminate name. So much,that he never enlisted in the armed services but, has supported every republican led military endeavor with zeal...Because "we should kick ass because we can", is/was his mantra. My last conversation with him consisted of me mentioning that there is no WE here...He's sitting in the comfort of his home and then....I dropped the bomb...I said at least as liberals...We don't marry our first cousins....He did indeed marry his first cousin. He summarily slammed the phone on me,we have not spoken since.

Kevin- Kevin and I (along with the aforementioned Tracey) grew up together. We lost touch in 93 until 2007. I made a visit to his home after running into his wifeypooh two years ago....He's an avid Limbaugh listener--I come find out at my visit. He was a rather hip kid back in the day.... Speaking of kids and the source of his ire perhaps? What his kids don't know and I do is....Back in the eighties,his then to be wife did the nasty with a black NBA player....He wasn't a racist back in the day...Something happened. He's definitely one now. Such is life.

Mike- I've known Mike for 10 years. We're more acquaintances than friends...An avid Beck,Savage,and Limbaugh listener...He's got a problem...Yep,a Peruvian Rocket Fuel problem....Coinkydink?
He doesn't know that I know....He had sexual relations with a man under the influence of an all night coke binge....If he pisses me off...I'll drop the bomb.

Jeff- His MySpace sez he's living the American dream....Wife,dog,kids,church..the whole shebang. Fucks around on his wife more than any rockstar. Manages a bank. Lots of young female co-workers commenting on his page. Believes Obama is a socialist with an intent to bring bondage to the white middle class. He's also college educated with a bachelors degree.

Chris- An ex co-worker...Loves the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Has never served. Has never voted in his 52 years on the planet. Very dainty....His wife is VERY masculine. I dunno.....

And finally Joseph. The wildest person I'd ever known back in the day. Totally fucked up on alcohol and drugs.Most of the time...Now...He's fucked up on the Lord. I dunno, which is worse. Frankly,I liked him better under the influence.

Truth is stranger than fiction.....And these are just the wing-nuts that I have personally known.

At September 7, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please every one this is a good thing is his not at the WH any more. He's back to being who he was before, a P and those people aren't in the WH. I only hope he joins up with Howard Dean.


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