Friday, August 27, 2010

My Island: Rick Gets a Buddy

If you are new to my blog you can read about "My Island" by clicking the "My Island" label at the bottom of the post.  Short version: I send people there that I believe have no business being in the gene pool or really with most of the population.

Here's a list of who is there and links to their posts:
Brittany Spears, Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Rick Santorum (this was the first post so there were a few people sent right off the bat)
Ann Coulter
Elizabeth Hasselbeck
Ocotmom, Nadya Suleman

This was a hard decision, not because I don't think this person belongs there but becuase I have a list in my head of others who belong there as well.  Also it was difficult because although I was familiar with this person, I did not have the in depth knowledge I feel I need to have to send someone there.  As I have said before, I do not send people willy-nilly.  I am not going to just toss the likes of Snooki there just because she is a moron.  She's relatively harmless really and provides some people with a good deal of comic relief.

The person I chose in many ways frightens me.  His name is Glenn Beck.
Thank you Wikipedia and Photo by David Shankbone for this seemingly cute photo of a jackass

Just looking at this photo steams my hair into frizzy ringlets.  It was hard to do the research on this 'man' becuase everything I read made me angry.  This man twists and bends history for his own benefit and dare I say amusement.  He twists charitable religious organizations into Communist and Nazi organizations.  At one point saying, "Christians [should] leave their churches if they hear preaching about social justice because they were code words for Communism and Nazism."

Um, k.  

He later elaborated that he meant that if confronted with a Black liberation theology church, such as that of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, one should find another parish.

Do those things sound the same to you at all?

His conspiracy theories are the product of his ADHD and really it's all about the attention.  He thrives on it through all of his media outlets.  It's how he makes his money and the only lucky thing for him is, he is just delusional enough to believe his own rhetoric.  Even some conservatives back away (slowly, no sudden moves) from this nut.

He frightens me becuase he is on TV and people that are too lazy to go back and actually learn about history are listening to him.  Here's an example from a CNN Opinion article, click the link for the whole article.

"Waiting for Beck's "American Revival" show in Orlando, Florida, in March, 70-year-old fan Joseph Cerniglia told me he was way too busy for civics lessons when he was raising kids and working as a stockbroker and then cider-maker. "I have learned more from Glenn Beck -- learned more about American history and government, from Glenn Beck -- than in the previous 40 years of my life," the retiree told me."

Now you may get mad at me for calling this guy lazy but he his.  He is learning his history, not from actual research, he is using the abridged/edited for content Conservative Cliffs Notes version!

You know what happened when you took a test or wrote a paper based on the Cliffs Notes edition, right?

I could go on and on about how instead of being intelligent, he attacks on a personal level such as making fun of the President's 11 year old daughter (I don't care if he apologized, it was for attention and he got it), or the fact that he throws in with Sarah Palin (that just makes me throw up in my mouth a little, can you imagine what their kids would be like, ick) and how he thinks that reclaiming the civil rights movement is the right thing to do because "-- because we were the people who did it in the first place." --.  


I honestly think this man says it quite well when talking about Glenn Beck.  Seriously hilarious and also dead on the mark.

At the end of the video linked above, it is suggested that Glenn find a place to hide and we'll tell him when it is safe to come out.

Since we cannot trust Glenn to do that, I think he needs to be taken, kicking and screaming to "My Island."  I think he'll like it actually.  We'll tell him that the government sent him there and all his brilliant conspiracy theories can play out in his head.  He can share them with Rick Santorum and Ann Coulter.  He can draw his chalkboard diagrams in the sand and have a grand old time. He can teach his version of history to the likes of Brit Brit and LiLo, maybe Amy will audit that class.  I think Elizabeth and Octomom might like him a little too much.  We'll have to watch that one.

Stay tuned for the next arrival.  I believe they will be dropped off in a few weeks.  Like I said, I have a list of people that belong there. 


Los said...

You know, there was a time when Glenn Beck was harmless ... he had a radio show, and really tried not to stir things up too much ... I'm not sure what's happened to him in the past 5 years or so.

Eric said...

So your telling me you don't enjoy Ocotmom?!? :D Or is this one of those, if I had to be stuck on an island I would like to be there with...

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Agree! Hell, I'd pay for the boat or airplane or whatever it take to send him there.

PhillyGirlRuns said...

GAH! Cannot STAND Glenn Beck and this type of sensationalist marketing. My in-laws are (sigh) avid Fox News fanatics and bought my husband a Glenn Beck book for Christmas one year. He claims that if you "just listen to what he's saying" that GB "has some good and logical ideas," but to me that's beside the point. You lose all credibility with me when you resort to the inflammatory tactics he uses - there are plenty of people out there with "good and logical ideas" that don't need to "pretend" to be offensive. Excellent island candidate.

Paul G said...

But somebody has to replace Rush Limbaugh when his heart explodes.

CoffeeJitters (Judy Schwartz Haley) said...

Yeah, it's difficult for me to think about Glenn Beck without my brain exploding. He makes me so angry. Unfortunately, I was raised in an extremely right-wing family - so I hear people go on and on and on and on about how wonderful he is all the time. Of course there is no reasoning with them, or any other Glenn Beck lemmings. They're allergic to logic. Ok, now I'm all stressed out. time to watch more Jon Stewart, he makes everything better.

Diane said...

Agree with Judy. He makes my head explode.
I had forgotten about your island. It's the perfect place for him. I know he'll have fun there!

shelley said...

Nice to meet you! I'm Shelley and I'm going to be going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Philly next week, I thought i would "try" and get through and meet everyone on their sites before I get there... We will see how that goes LOL... Look forward to it, have a great Labor Day!
ps people like Glenn Beck scare me! just hope the masses of america learn to think for themselves once in a while! uhhh and i have a few folks i'd like to "throw" on your island, do you take reservations?
See you soon!

Alyson -- Common Sense, Dancing said...


The photo made me laugh too...I don't know why -- but my hair's already in frizzy ringlets so it'd be hard to see the change.

Thanks for the heads up on this. Hopefully I can mess with Glenn L. Beck's google results a little more...