The Watering Hole, Monday, May 11, 2015: Glenn Beck Gets One Thing Right

Glenn Beck, who can best be remembered from me opening this post with his name, has finally said something with which I completely agree: He has no credibility. After talking about (rush transcript) the Bubba Effect,

What I’m afraid of is the Bubba Effect. And I’ve talked about this for about six years. I said, there’s going to come a time when you’ll start to have riots on the streets. There’s going to come a time when you’ll have terrorists come and do something. And the — and the feds will come in or the government will come in, and they will try to quell it or they’ll try to arrest somebody. And the town will say, uh-uh. Nope! You, United States government, you knew about it. You’re part of the problem. And the Bubba Effect comes from the one idea that — a Muslim goes and shoots somebody. And then Bubba, who just doesn’t — is not really paying attention. Sees a Sikh some place who wears a turban. Not a Muslim, but he’s a Sikh. But Bubba sees him and is like, you people. And he’s all enraged and he shoots a Sikh. Now, what’s going to happen? The DOJ has to come in and try him for murder. But because that town just experienced some sort of, you know, 40 kids in an elementary school shot and they knew that the federal government kept the borders open and these guys came across the borders, they were here illegally, or they were from that mosque down the street that everybody knew was an extremist mosque, but they did nothing about it. That’s when the citizens grab their guns and say to the DOJ, get the hell out of here. What Bubba did was wrong, but we’ll take care of it. We don’t need you here.

While it can certainly be classified as a hate crime, the DOJ usually doesn’t need to step in and try Bubba for murder unless the state, who normally prosecutes homicides, fails to convict him. And let’s be real, Glenn, those 40 fictitious kids who got shot in a school were, in all likelihood if this happened in this country, killed by a deranged white American kid who had no religious or quasi-religious motivations whatsoever. So any connection to our borders is just the paranoia or the bigotry talking, and who says it can’t be both? Also, it’s important to know exactly how everybody “knew” that mosque was extremist. Did they ever set foot inside it, or talk to anyone who had? I’m sure they didn’t, but they’re going to “grab their guns” anyway. because there isn’t a social problem in the world that can’t be solved with a gun, is there, Glenn? Where do you come up with this shit, anyway?

Now, this is not my theory. This is the theory that I learned from the Special Forces command about eight years ago. This is about 2004, and I go to the east coast. I go, where is that? Is that in Virginia? Where was that? Special Forces command? Fort Bragg. I’m at Fort Bragg and I’m talking to the press, and I said, what is your number one concern? And they said the Bubba Effect. They said, that’s coming at some point in the future.

Okay, 2004 was eleven years ago, not eight, and Fort Bragg is in North Carolina, not Virginia, but other than that…

Imagine Hillary Clinton making a gaffe like that on the campaign trail. “Eleven is the new eight” will be the new “Fifty-seven states.” We’d never hear the end of it. “Is she planning to be president for eleven years?” Actually, I’d like to hear them say something like that because it would mean they were admitting defeat before the votes take place. Then some of the wheels on Glenn’s Crazy Train started to wobble a bit…

Now, that hadn’t even occurred to me. This is before we’re really having any kind of real hatred and animosity toward each another. It’s the Michael Moore, you know, Fahrenheit 911 stuff. But we can handle all of that. It just happened. The beginning. Stage one just happened here in Dallas this weekend. And here it is. These marchers, they come in, Moms Against Police Brutality, and marchers for I don’t know, free all the Mexicans. I don’t know. Something about the border.

It was at this point, I believe, that the Lithium wore off completely…

Let them come in. Let them take jobs, whatever. So they’re marching down the street. And these guys are connected. They’re connected to the Nation of Islam. They’re connected to Open Society. George Soros. They’re connected to the Tides Foundation. This is a front group. This is front group. Pure and simple. The police are there. These groups are marching. But there’s somebody in between. It’s the open carry people.

Nation of Islam? Open Society? George Soros? Tides Foundation? All connected? All connected to these protests in Baltimore over the police murdering someone in their custody? And we should have no fear because the open carry people are there?

So now here are just citizens with long arms. They have a right to have the long arms. When asked by a reporter friend, what are you guys doing here? Well, we’re kind of the buffer between these guys and the police. What do you mean you’re the buffer between these guys and the police? Well, we know how the police reacted, listen to this, we know how the police reacted in Baltimore, and we want to make sure that, A, if there was any police brutality, we could kind of buffer that zone. If they start to push the cops, that we could be in between them so that the cops couldn’t really respond — so no bad stuff is going to happen. And if somebody starts looting our city, we’ll stop it. Because the police are going to be told like they were in Baltimore to stand down.

I’ll be candid with you. I didn’t follow the Baltimore stories really closely, as I try to avoid getting sucked into watching TV 24/7, so I don’t know if there were open carry enthusiasts standing guard to prevent looting or not, but I do know that the Crips, Bloods, and Black Guerrilla Family gangs called a truce to come together to do their own business protection. Glenn forgot to mention them.

Bubba Effect. There it is. That’s stage one. Nothing happened. So those guys went home. But now let me ask you something: If Bubba, who is carrying a long arm, they see somebody throwing mazel tov cocktails and they stop it, how many people in our community will say, no, no, no, wait a minute. You were told to stand down. These guys were burning our city down. They’re just neighbors in our neighborhood that are trying to stop these guys from burning our neighborhood down? A lot.

Good thing it wasn’t Molotov cocktails, because those things are really dangerous. I’m not sure that speculating about what might have happened is helpful when half the scenario you’re describing may have happened in your mind.

We’re being set up, guys. We are absolutely being set up. And I don’t know — this is what I pray every night. I don’t know how to do this, Lord. I don’t know what you want. I don’t know — I don’t know what you want. I can’t wake up any — oh, if I had the voice of an angel. I can’t wake anybody else up. They’ve smeared me. I’ve helped them smear me. I don’t have any credibility. Nobody is listening. I can tell you what’s coming. I’ve told you every step of the way. I know what’s coming next. [Boldface mine.]

Finally, Glenn Beck has said something with which I agree 100%. He has no credibility. How could he? He’s a self-described “rodeo clown.” Right Wing Watch has more about this recent beck meltdown.

Glenn wants you to be prepared. To be prepared for the day when he, and the voices of leaders like him, are silenced by the government.

How shall we prepare for the day when you are silenced by the government, Glenn? I’m thinking some weed should be involved.

This is our daily open thread. Feel free to talk about, ridicule, denigrate, or otherwise demean Glenn Beck, or even me, for that matter, or anything else you wish to talk about.

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36 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Monday, May 11, 2015: Glenn Beck Gets One Thing Right

  1. I wish BadLipReading would apply their talent to Glenn Beck.
    It would make less sense than he does now but, it would be funny.
    Not pathetic like he is now.

    • He got two things right. He has zero credibility, of course, and yes, there was indeed a Sikh murdered by a white guy nut with a gun who mistook the Sikh for a Muslim because of his turban. That happened in Mesa Arizona in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Local police solved the crime, the feds were not called in, and no, there was no followup school shooting of forty kids, and it had zero to do with people sneaking across the southern border.

      Interesting that Beck started off with the Sikh murder. I suspect the reason he did that is because many in his audience will nod and think yeah, I remember that. And then move forward by doubling the school shooting toll and move it back ten years and people will nod again because they remember a school shooting where lotsa kids died. They might not remember the details, but all of a sudden it’s clear — the murder of a Sikh because the killer thought he was a Muslim pissed off the Muslims bigtime so they started sneaking across the border and then murdered forty school kids and and and now they’re coming for me! And Obama is helping them!

      In Amurkkka, thanks to rantings by sewer roach prodigies such as Beck, Limbaugh, Savage, et al., Muslims have become the equivalent of 1930’s German Jews — to be hated because they’re responsible for everything bad, including of course Amurkkka’s pending demise. Beck and his fellow turds have obviously studied Herr Dr. Joseph Goebbels. Difference is that here, the Brownshirts are NOT from the gubmint, they are the armed second amendment militia!

      Jes like the guy who murdered the Sikh! Yay!

      The good old circular mud bath.

  2. Turns out that bin Laden is still alive and is going to lead Jade Helm. Or something.

  3. Jeb Bush: I Would Have Authorized the Iraq War

    Jeb Bush would have decided to go to war in Iraq if he had been president at the time, the presidential hopeful has said in a new television interview.

    “I would have [authorized the invasion], and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody. And so would almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got,” Bush said in an interview with Fox News set to air on Monday night.

    Would she? As I recall, she wasn’t a signatory to PNAC’s letter to Bill Clinton, but Jeb was. So Jeb is saying he wanted war with Iraq before 9-11.

      • I don’t think she would have invaded had she been President. Simply giving the Chimp the bargaining power of the AUMF, didn’t even mean she actually thought he was insane enough to invade Iraq. I doubt she would have invaded Afghanistan. I may be in the minority on that.

  4. Mazel Tov cocktails?
    Really, Ben Glekk? Good Luck to you too. Perhaps you have a best selling novel stuck somewhere In that fertile imagination. Reality? Not so much.

    • I think it’s the ‘portioning’ part that gives Vlad his woody.
      Or, his man crush on Josef Stalin.

    • Unfortunately, this is no longer shocking nor surprising.
      Sad, yes but hell let’s stick with the Second Amendment to allow everyone to have a gun.

    • Darwin: “Damnit! Next time — for sure!”

      Yes!
      Zimmerman can’t stay out of trouble forever!

      • Not exactly stay out of trouble. He can’t keep just missing being either killed or incarcerated!

        • I’m surprised I haven’t heard about this yet but that may be because I don’t watch mainstream teevee.
          I prefer reality television programs like Green Acres and Batman.
          I may watch the nooz just to hear what crapola excuse this meatbag has.

  5. Put this in today’s WTF file.

    Report: Naked Sen. Smith Confronted Ex Before Shooting

    State Sen. Virgil Smith told police his ex-wife stormed into his house and assaulted his girlfriend before he did “the most stupid thing in his life” — opening fire at the ex-wife’s Mercedes Benz with a rifle — according to a police report obtained by The Detroit News.

    He was naked when he met her at the front door, the senator’s ex-wife claims in a second police report, beat her with his fists, chased her outside and shot at her four or five times.

    Police arrested Smith, D-Detroit, in connection with the shooting early Sunday morning outside his house in the 18000 block of Wexford on the city’s west side. Police Chief James Craig said police expect to seek charges of aggravated assault with a gun and malicious destruction of property. Craig said police are investigating the incident and will turn over their findings to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

  6. Obama has apparently green-lighted BP-Shell to drill in the Arctic, according to the PBS Newshour. AFAIC, that’s the number one travesty, to date, of the Obama admin. Granted, the problem originated under the Bush admin, but I cannot believe that it couldn’t have been stopped dead it its tracks, as it should have been.

    What’s next, Keystone XL approval?

    • Best Republican president since Eisenhower….. Barack H Obama….. nice work with the climate change thingy there mate.

      • Bush, Bush, Reagan, Ford, Nixon, Ike — guess I’d still vote for Obama over the first five bums, but Ike? When I was in H.S. in the fifties I had an “I Like Ike” button. I kinda think I still would.

  7. Italian photographer Jacopo Rigotti took this photo of a kingfisher catching a fish underwater

  8. There’s a Tuesday post, below the Sunday post on the home page. It’s dated 5-11-15.

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