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Mark Levin goes after Glenn Beck, a strong smart policies update, and Joe Biden offers hope for the future, so does Hannah Giles

September 22, 2009

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Not a fan of either but Beck has been bothering me with his constant apocalyptic chatter. I am also not a fan of most of the people he associates with, but he has helped accomplish some of the recent gains that we have made in the fight against Obama’s stupid policies, so I am a little torn about this but overall I think it’s time he gets yanked back a bit.

elsewhere – Arthur Laffer says that our tax policy and currency devaluation is setting the US on a Great Depression trajectory. (Which BTW is another thing that bothers me about Beck. His constant hawking of gold. Some hosts can talk about anything and you feel like they really believe what they are saying, when Beck gets going on his “buy gold” kick however I have visions of some little guy standing there handing him a $20 bill for each word he says. Sleazy sounding!)

and… about that screwing of Eastern Europe over missile defense – Now MSNBC is reporting that Russia is refusing to rule out placing missiles on Poland’s border. (h/t)

also Gen. McChrystal may resign if the administration refuses his request for more troops.

Within 24 hours of the leak of the Afghanistan assessment to The Washington Post, General Stanley McChrystal’s team fired its second shot across the bow of the Obama administration. According to McClatchy, military officers close to General McChrystal said he is prepared to resign if he isn’t given sufficient resources (read “troops”) to implement a change of direction in Afghanistan:

– Good plan force a change of leadership and throw Afghanistan into turmoil again (h/t)

meanwhile – Joe Biden offers hope for future generations

Vice President Joe Biden said today that if Democrats were to lose 35 House seats they currently hold in traditionally Republican districts, it would mean doomsday for President Obama’s agenda.

Biden said Republicans are pinning their political strategy on flipping these seats.

“If they take them back, this the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do,” the vice president said at a fundraiser for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) today in Greenville, Delaware.

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Little Miss Attila talks about a proud father responding to daughter (Hannah Giles) helping to bring down ACORN. I’m not even related to the girl and I am proud of her.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. xbradtc permalink
    September 22, 2009 10:35 am

    I’m not a particular fan of either Beck or Levin. They both have done good work in the cause of promoting conservativism. But I sure wish they’d quit hashing out differences in the public sphere. I don’t wanna see the lose the focus on who the real problem is.

    • jenn1964 permalink*
      September 23, 2009 6:04 am

      Tend to agree that the public fight isnt helpful, but it’s the only way that some people will here about it. Better to get the issues hammered out before the election cycle really starts than in the middle of it.

  2. Portlandic permalink
    September 23, 2009 12:58 pm

    Well, nice to know O’Bama reads Clancy… using the SM-3 as a ABM system came right out of a Tom Clancy novel. Overlooked in the Beckian furor is the earlier deployment of ABMs for Europe, at least two years earlier than 43’s plan, as well as the better track record of successful intercepts of the SM-3 based system. Besides, Poland was a suboptimal place for radar to intercept anything but missiles from Russia.

    Topic drift: Would you kindly consider posting a pic of yourself, after Simpsonization? See simpsonizeme.com

  3. Cee Arr permalink
    September 24, 2009 1:32 pm

    I agree that the fueds need to be taken care of now. I used to listen to Beck faithfully, even though he was always a little apocolyptic, he kind o tempered it, but went off the rails after the election. I was depressd too, but he made me want to drive off of a bridge. I hate it when people I enjoy listening to start attackng each other.

    The gold thing always aggravated me, but I didn’t feel it was sleazy. I just didn’t think it was practical, where do I get the stinking gold, where do I keep it, and who will buy it. One thing he always espoused also, that I liked and is more practical, is to stock up on commodities, food, clothing, etc.

    • Portlandic permalink
      September 24, 2009 5:21 pm

      > I just didn’t think it was practical, where do I get the stinking gold

      Pawn shops, jewelers, folks selling their old jewelry (CashForGold.com offers an extremely low price, you would be doing folks a favor to buy at a more fair price, weighing using Archimedes’ principle)

      > where do I keep it,
      Safe (does your homeowner’s insurance cover it?), safety deposit box.

      > and who will buy it.
      Pawn shops, jewelers.

      > One thing he always espoused also, that I liked and is more practical, is to stock up on commodities, food, clothing, etc.

      LDS folks keep a year’s worth of basic foodstuff on hand. Very wise. (I will avoid comment on LDS theology as little of it agrees with me, besides faith in folks’ improvability.)

      • jenn1964 permalink*
        September 24, 2009 5:25 pm

        problems with gold are two-fold. One for it to actually be worth anything in an economic collapse people have to be willing to accept it as a means of exchange. That is far from certain. Two most of the comapnies selling the gold dont actually send you gold they send you a voucher for gold. How do you know that they actually have the gold they claim?

        Keeping an emergency stock of food is a good idea.

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