As you may have guessed from the numerous articles over the years slamming Glenn Beck, we do not think too highly of him here at TarsTarkas.NET. But Glenn Beck is good at one thing, and that’s grifting right wingers out of money. After getting booted from FoxNews for just being too darn crazy, Beck set up his own television station, GBTV, which eventually merged with his other media works into the channel TheBlaze (under parent company Mercury Radio Arts). Now Mercury Radio Arts is expanding to the world of film, a world Beck has toyed with before thanks to some one night only theatrical productions (such as Man in the Moon)
Now it will be full force, with Mercury Radio Arts having acquired The Studios at Las Colinas and prepping three films. The only details THR had on those films at the moment are one is set in ancient history, one in modern history, and one is faith-based. National Review had more information on two of them. One will deal with the real story of Christmas, and complain about Christmas being too commercialized. I don’t know, that sounds like Commie talk to me! Where’s the Free Market, Glenn? Another film will vilify Thomas Edison, which probably could be a cool story done by anyone else ever. But I will find joy in Glenn Beck making a hitpiece against a capitalist that he would be defending
In addition, other films are projected for longer term, including a film based on Beck’s book The Christmas Sweater, which was optioned to Sony, but they’ve bought the rights back.
Whatever the results may be, here’s hoping Glenn Back finds the same success in producing films that Rick Santorum found when he got involved in Echolight Studios and lost a lot of money as The Christmas Candle flopped. Then again, God’s Not Dead made $40 million, and Heaven is For Real just came out in theaters, so I don’t have a box office tally for that.
Being that this is Glenn Beck, the films will certainly be insane and somehow feature a lot of Glenn Beck, because it’s all about Glenn Beck for Glenn Beck. And they will be trainwrecks! Get your popcorn!
Scott Brown prevailed over Martha Coakley in Mass. to claim the senate seat in a special election. The vacant seat was the one held for decades by Teddy Kennedy, and the defeat of a Democrat in one of the bluest states came as a shock to many. It shouldn’t be a shock, (and, no, spies from Resistnet, it is not because your Teabag Nation is starting American Revolution II: Electric Tebaggaloo) as Martha Coakley ran a horrible, horrible campaign. A campaign where she basically did nothing for weeks after the primary while Scott Brown went all over Massachusetts and worked the public. Coakley didn’t seem to want to meet anyone, and the few times she was talking in public, she didn’t seem to know basic facts about her own state.
Much talk is being said about how the weak Democratic leadership on the Health Care Bill and the whole Bankster situation did in Coakley. Those things did help uninspire many voters into not bothering to go to the polls. The Health Care bill as written is a weak corporate giveaway that is too watered down by horrific leadership in the senate and complete lack of leadership on Obama’s part. There is no question if the White House had been pushing certain more progressive options they would have made it into the bill. But Obama had no intention of doing such a thing, because he’s a centrist, not a liberal.
The other major thing leading to anger is that the only things the Democrats seem to do about the economic problems is give money to the banks. There is a lot of public anger at the banks, and this is the perfect opportunity for a smart party to ride the populist rage against the banks to push in real reform, set up job stimulus bills instead of handing money to the bankers. But the Democrats are not doing that, because they are too busy sucking on the teat of big finance. Not all of them, just enough that nothing can be accomplished. And those guys are ruining it for everyone. And thus, the only populist rage being channeled now is the Teabaggers exploiting rage into their disturbing, self-destructive parties.
The main lessons to learn from the race are not to be more like the Republicans or to abandon all reform or any of the other stupid things conservative Democrats are saying. You don’t need to wait until you have 60 votes to do everything, and you don’t need to anger your base and spend months working on a bill that gets more and more horrible because one or two idiots in your party (or not even in your party anymore!) keeps dragging things out. Bush NEVER had a 60-vote majority, and he did whatever the hell he wanted. When Harry Reid loses in 2010 it will be the best thing to happen to Democrats in years. the Democrats had the supermajority and all sorts of fun games and prizes, and couldn’t deliver a simple universal health care bill.
That doesn’t mean we’ve given up or are gonna go all Teabagger because we thing the Democratic leadership blew it. This just means we’re going to stick to the “More Democrats, Better Democrats” plan and get some better Democrats in. If that means we lose a few horrible Democrats, fine by me.
But in the final result, Martha Coakley lost because Martha Coakley was a bad candidate. The blame falls on her shoulders first and foremost. She did not put in the work required, and now has paid the price. But just wait until Senator Scott Brown does something horrible. At least, that’s what Glenn Beck things, who thinks “This one could end with a dead intern. I’m just saying. It could end with a dead intern.”
But I’m sure the Teabaggers will just blame the intern.
Actually, this whole thing was just an excuse to post the Glenn Beck video! Plus I can also link this quote:
Ditto any attempt to grapple with climate change. In fact, any legislative moves with this Democratic party and this Republican party are close to hopeless. The Democrats are a clapped out, gut-free lobbyist machine. The Republicans are insane. The system is therefore paralyzed beyond repair.
But keep your head up. The game ain’t over until you lose all your lives (or you rescue the Princess.) Feel free to tell me where I am wrong, because that’s what the comments are for.
Glenn Beck announced his “Plan” – aka sell a bunch of books to gullible teabaggers who will buy anything that promises to save them from Commie Obama Usurpers – and did so at a rally at a Florida retirement home. He also did so without contacting Grassfire.org/Resistnet.com, who Glenn Beck’s 9-12 Project had been coordinating a march on DC on 9-11-10. Instead, Glenn Beck randomly announces a march on DC on 8-28-10! Yes, two weeks earlier, and on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech. Prepare for your dream to be co-opted by a jerkoff using the date to sell his crappy book to a bunch of racists, Dr. King! Yes, the whole thing is to support Beck’s upcoming book, The Plan, which has a 100 year plan for America. I am sure the book will be horrible, but not as horrible as Palin’s book. But it will sell a bajillion copies, thanks to the teabagging rallies across the USA. Too bad for Resistnet, though, what with them being caught holding the bag on Beck’s other rally he summarily dropped. I am sure the reaction will not be over the top…
No he didn’t!
Darla D reveals Resistnet got blindsided by the Beckster!
She may be crazy, but at least she sees Beck is just as crazy. They recognize their own
Why let a blizzard stop you from building your Unabomber shack?
Let’s pretend that conservatives will win everywhere and pretend we are smug months before we should be!
ReddDogg trusts no one who isn’t crazy enough!
Patty Parrett is ready to empty out her 401K to give to Beck. He’s going to be rolling in teabagger dough!
How dare you question the Beckster!
If you can’t hang with the ReddDoggs, stay off the teabags!
He’s going to win elections, not with politicians, but with…..something. Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck!
ReddDogg smelled Beck’s behind and doesn’t like it
Another skeptical Beck isn’t crazy enough
More members of the Beck Fan Club!
Henry Wallace wants compromise, the true sign of a liberal appeaser!
How sweet, she thinks Beck actually cares about anything but money
Twittering RedState must be like standing in front of a guy with the stomach flu. Vomit is guaranteed to fall on you.
Secret Mormon Societies! Beck is AntiChrist 2.0!
Riot 24/7 to prove how big of babies we are!
I don’t know how to Google! Help me!
We are at war..with tea..or something…
Rocky calling for unlawful violence? Why I never!
I can’t ever see Pinkstaff’s name and not laugh. Pinkstaff.
Glenn Beck declaring himself the teabagger leader is not about leaders. Right.
We aren’t flocks of sheep, now let’s all follow Glenn Beck…
Stop complaining and mindlessly follow Glenn Beck!
Wendy A asking for a handout? What about bootstraps, you welfare queen?
Glenn Beck won’t return my phone calls and emails and pictures of his name carved into my thigh…
Glenn Beck can eat it! We totally out-crazy Glenn Beck!
Glenn Beck totally screwed them over in order to sell his crappy new book!
blah blah government injecting microchips blah blah. Get a new conspiracy, Captain Boring!
That’s enough screwing over of Resistnet for now! Join us next time as Resistnet gets screwed over by Rush Limbaugh!
Glenn Beck vows to go full frontal teabagger in 2010, teaming up with Resistnet.com to teabag the entire US of A! One good thing about this…Resistnet.com will no longer shrivel up and die, they’ll get a whole new batch of crazy mofos that will keep Wingnut Web in business for a long time. Thank you, Glenn Beck, and I hope you get more victories like your victory in NY-23! WooooOOOOooooOOOOooOOOO!!!!!
Glenn Beck, the controversial Fox News television host, is planning on becoming more active in the populist conservative movement he spawned, according to sources familiar with his thinking.
At a rally Saturday at a massive retirement community in central Florida, Beck is planning to unveil what he has billed as a “big plan” for 2010, which is expected to involve the 9.12 Project, the group he started earlier this year and named for the day after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, when he says the nation was unified.
“Coming this January, my whole approach changes on this program,” he hinted cryptically on his Wednesday show. “This next year is going to be critical and I think it’s going to change and I think we are going to set it right, at least set our course right. And if that means the Democrats or the Republicans are destroyed along the way, well, good. Good.”
Beck’s Saturday rally, which is set for 3 p.m. will be broadcast live on Fox, and is timed to coincide with the kickoff of a tour promoting his new book, “Arguing with Idiots.”
The 2010 march – called the “We the People Restore Our Constitution March, Rally and 9/11 Memorial” – is planned for Washington’s National Mall. Its other co-sponsor is an online activism group called ResistNet.com.
ResistNet’s Darla Dawald credited Beck with setting in motion the march, but said he’s not involved in its planning. “Glenn doesn’t want it to be about him – always about the people,” Dawald, who is leading march planning for ResistNet, wrote in an email. “He wanted the 9.12 Project people (grassroots) to be involved and step forward – not him.”
Christine Drawdy, a Florida event promoter involved in the Tea Party and 912 movements who is listed as the travel coordinator for the 2010 march, said the permit for the march is in the name of The 9.12 Project’s administrator, Yvonne Donnelly.
Though Drawdy stressed that Beck “is not the leader of” the 912 movement, she added “all he has to do is say something and they’ll jump.”
ResistNet’s Dawald said she was asked to join the march planning effort by Donnelly, who works with Beck on the 9.12 Project website but did not respond to an email message.
After the election of Barack Obama, Glenn Beck has skyrocketed near the top of the Wingnut talking head group. Although not yet able to topple Rush from the top, Glenn Beck has cemented his number two slot, dethroning and worrying competitors Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. Beck’s radio and tv show has mutated from yet another right wing radio show to one of the most vocal and ridiculous critics of Barack Obama. Beck’s ability to cry for just about everything, along with his constant grandstanding with gimmicks such as The 9-12 Project, have made him a rallying point. The Teabaggers are basically his babies. Just imagine them shooting out of Beck’s vagina, screeching about socialism and “Where’s the Birth Certificate??” Or don’t, because that is disturbing.
Glenn Beck started out on morning zoo radio shows, doing a variety of them across the country during the 1990s. One such job was with Tim Hattrick on Y95 in Phoenix, AZ. A commercial of this has appeared on YouTube:
Glenn Beck’s radio talk show premiered in 2000. His original shows weren’t anywhere near as extreme as now, as you can see thanks to the Wayback Machine archives of his old websites! Check out these archives
There are a few things that would make modern fans cringe. Heck, there are things that make me cringe, like this:
Can’t bleach my eyes enough!!!
The Glenn Beck Celebrity Death Pool
You get get to pick five famous people (four from our Top 20 and 1 write-in) you think might die between now and March 31, 2001. You only get to enter once. The person with the most dead celebrities wins the Glenn Beck Celebrity Death Pool Trophy and a chance to be on the #1 Ranked Glenn Beck Program. Did we mention it’s FREE!
Sounds just dumb until you see…is that St. Ronald Reagan??? Better not let your Wingnut fans see you were predicting their hero to be dead as a doornail for fun and games!
* The Bible
* The Gnostic Scriptures
* The Qur’an
* Christology in Context – De Jonge
* On First Principals – Origen
* Jewish Antiquities – Josephus
The Qur’an is not a misprint, he also recommends it in 2001!
Glenn Beck – Qur’an reader! Qur’an recommender. I am sure now he will say it was recommended so that you could know your enemy, but that doesn’t sound like pre-9-11 Wingnut thinking to me. And “da’wah” means the teaching of Islam.
This week was a busy week for Wingnuts. Things started out with a bang as Pat Buchanan authored a column claiming the Nazis wanted peace and it was those evil allies who drove them to kill kill kill. Pat Buchanan has a history of mentioning the Nazis in a sympathetic light. And of saying incredibly stupid stuff, but he still get employed. So why should he watch what he says? There are no consequences for his actions. In any event, here is what he wrote:
If Hitler wanted the world, why did he not build strategic bombers, instead of two-engine Dorniers and Heinkels that could not even reach Britain from Germany?
Why did he let the British army go at Dunkirk?
Why did he offer the British peace, twice, after Poland fell, and again after France fell?
Why, when Paris fell, did Hitler not demand the French fleet, as the Allies demanded and got the Kaiser’s fleet? Why did he not demand bases in French-controlled Syria to attack Suez? Why did he beg Benito Mussolini not to attack Greece?
Because Hitler wanted to end the war in 1940, almost two years before the trains began to roll to the camps.
Van Jones (special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality) has been driven to resign by relentless attacks from Glenn Beck and other mouthpieces. Van Jones was a truther back in the day, which is pretty dumb, but resigning under pressure is going to just be seen as a victory to the mob mentality. The fact that Van Jones is black is already making people on certain internet boards want to force another black man to resign, Obama. Of course, they are going to fail on that one.
The rest of the angry mobs became focused on the upcoming school speech by Barack Obama. To best prevent their precious little angels from seeing the President of the United States speaking, the parents are threatening to yank their kids out of school. All of them fear Barack is going to hypnotize them into becoming Nazi brownshirt slaves of CommuNazi Green Socialist Barry Soetoro. Which is odd, because Buchanan was defending nazis earlier in the week, and now conservatives are attacking nazis. Make up your minds! But that would mean Wingnuts weren’t crazy. Here are selections from Barack’s speech that show how Marxist Nazi his speech really is:
Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.
No one’s born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work.
I’ve talked about your parents’ responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and get your homework done, and don’t spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with that Xbox.
So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?
Yank out all the kids! Yank them all out! Make them play for the Yankees!
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.
I have literally been shoved into an oven.