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Glenn Beck is Not A Fad

Totally "he said she said"

New York Times conservative columnist Ross Douthat attended the Restoring Honor Rally and wrote a column on it that must've really unnevered the opinion editor, who was undoubetly forced to choose between that and the letters to the editor detailing "eyewitness" accounts from "readers" like Daureen Moud and Kaul Prugman, who saw Beck turn into a dragon and forced everyone to repent or face the hellfire clamoring for release from his demonically conservative gullet.

You can read the piece here, or you can see the concluding paragraphs, which give a pretty good idea of the direction it went in.

In a sense, Beck’s “Restoring Honor” was like an Obama rally through the looking glass. It was a long festival of affirmation for middle-class white Christians — square, earnest, patriotic and religious. If a speaker had suddenly burst out with an Obama-esque “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” the message would have fit right in.

But whereas Obama wouldn’t have been Obama if he weren’t running for president, Beck’s packed, three-hour jamboree was floated entirely on patriotism and piety, with no “get thee to a voting booth” message. It blessed a particular way of life without burdening that blessing with the compromises of a campaign, or the disillusioning work of governance.

For a weekend, at least, Beck proved that he can conjure the thrill of a culture war without the costs of combat, and the solidarity of identity politics without any actual politics. If his influence outlasts the current election cycle, this will be the secret of his success.

I know Douthat has some pretty impressive credentials, but this is supposed to pass for the conservative voice at the Times? I guess over there conservative = "medicated liberal."

Douthat was ALMOST there wasn't he? But like Biden holding a flash card of when television was really invented...

...he completely misses the point about Glenn Beck's mission. He's not trying to be the conservative Michael Moore (as stated near the beginning of his column). He's fighting for ideals that are more univeral and enduring than the result of any one election.

I don't know, he writes for the most liberal rag in the country, so maybe he's just trying to speak to them slowly...

What was it like Ross!?! Why did they look so clean? Did they bathe in the reflecting pool beforehand?

Were there minorites there? What special effects did they use to hide their chains?

Did they camp out the night before or did they claw they're way out of the dirt the morning of?

When did they sacrifice the progressive virgins? Was that off-air?

...and dumb down the column in terms that even a Manhattan liberal can understand...

And what about the "progressive virgins" crack?

By the way, I want to apologize for not knowing of a good web-safe font to communicate "idiot" for the above questions.

The bottom line is this, Beck is the 21st century Paul Revere, not for the political world...for the spiritual one. Fighting for God in our hearts isn't the fad that tub Michael Moore turned out to be, it is SO MUCH MORE than that, and I hope Douthat knew this and was just being forced to play to his audience.

via Memeorandum

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Caption Fun: Dueling Obama-Biden Facepalms

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The True Source of Obama's Power?

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The Fork in the Road

Restoring Honor


Re-accessing Glory

And that precludes
Horny politicians who
Only listen to
Constituents who
Hail from the greatest nation in all their hand


It also precludes
who live as They choose
And then
When it all hits fan
They demand to understand
Where the hell He went

A three pronged attack
That attracts
an attitude that


Leads to a Life, Christ-like    Hope


You can plainly see
The fork in the road that lies before you
And you know exactly
What it is you need to do....

Take it

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When Biden Gets Distracted...

Restoring Honor Rebuttal

How the heck did I not see this before?

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A Rebuttal To Restoring Honor...

Restoring Honor Rebuttal

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The Haiku for 8/28

YES WE CAN! didn't...
yes HE can!...Will...lets begin
Restoring Honor

Congratulations and Godspeed to Glenn Beck and everyone making the Restoring Honor rally happen. To those who made it there, I am SO jealous, and have fun!


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Hope Flavored Kool-Aid

Hope flavored Kool-aid

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Ken Mehlman's Glass Door

So former RNC chair and Bush campaign leader Ken Mehlman has come out of a closet that apparently had a glass door because it seems to have been the most open secret ever.

Now he's apparently expected to become some kind of poster boy for why the GOP should finally sign on to gay marriage. Which is an argument I'd much rather have than talking about ObamaCare, or our impending national bankruptcy, or anything consequential really. Why save the country when you can obsess a little more about sex?

Here's a compromise...he can be chief decoration officer for the 2012 RNC. Maybe now the GOP will get it's much needed pizazz.

Ooooh! Scratch that! He can be Prince of Pizazz!

Or Pizazz Czar!

Picture this for a TV show pitch.....Queer Eye for the Right Guy

He could even spearhead the Republican gay outreach under the banner: Red White and Fabu!

He could explain why some gays are JUST FABULOUS and others are

Barney Frank

I don't wanna know

What a whole new world for conservatives!....Does saying pizazz a lot make know?

Seriously though why does this have to be a story? Did Ken think we needed to make his sex life a national discussion? I should have actually titled this post "Somebody Needs Attention."

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Who is TOTUS Talking About?

Pretty simple, in each of these shots which guy is the TOTUS talking about? Not sure this will be that hard...

This last one is going to be really HARD...

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