I'm not a Glenn Beck groupie, but I am both glad--and frightened--to know this!
Has Beck called for the assassination of the President yet?
Helen, if you believe this allows the government to place some kind of spyware on your computer, then you are as kooky and hysterical as Glenn Beck is. This is a poorly worded boilerplate warning that when you access a government computer (as you are doing in this case), all records and transactions on THEIR computer are subject to Federal law and jurisdiction and monitoring. Nothing more. Exit THEIR system and you're fine.
Where was the outrage and indignation when the previous administration was breaking the laws about wiretapping, computer monitoring, and all the other crimes? I didn't hear from either Glenn Beck or you, Helen, about that. This is much political ado about nothing.
if you believe this allows the government to place some kind of spyware on your computer, then you are as kooky and hysterical as Glenn Beck is.
Did I say that? Um. No.
Hysterical? There was nothing hysterical about what I posted.
I said I was glad and frightened to know it.
Where was the outrage and indignation when the previous administration was breaking the laws about wiretapping, computer monitoring, and all the other crimes? I didn't hear from either Glenn Beck or you, Helen, about that.
I do not agree with The Patriot Act, library-monitoring, and all the illegal wiretapping and surveillance that went on during Bush's presidency. I don't know why you would assume I would. I don't follow any party ideology or elected official blindly--I judge based on my principles, which favor privacy and property rights.
Last week, during all the chats about certain people taking over Swampbubbles space, I pledged to initiate more stories for discussion. When someone sent this to me, I thought--and still think--it is worthy of discussion.
Whatever Helen! I don't think we've seen your birth certificate. Until we do, how do we know you're not in cohoots with time-traveling Kenyans?
I so want to make a wing-nut tin foil hat comment, but since we've been getting along pretty well today, I'll let Lisa Renee explain it much nicer than I would.
After all, I did not post this and write any flaming or nihilistic comments. I simply put it out for discussion. A personal attack is not warranted.
You will see that I used a question mark in my headline...
Under the broad powers of the Patriot Act (and the even more intrusive powers of the shadowy operatives of the NSA, FBI, DIA, and CIA) the government can get access to just about any information it wants if it considers such information to be in the interests of national security.
Yes, Glenn Beck is having an overly dramatic aneurysm in this spot, but his outrage is too selective IMHO, and designed mostly to score political points. Beck was as happy as a pedophilic Little League coach when the previous administration began its assault on civil liberties after 9/11.
This is almost as blatantly hypocritical and cynically hilarious as when some GOP pols criticized Obama for refusing to release the Guantanamo Bay detainee abuse photos. They were all about torture when the country was in the manic throes of terrorist paranoia, but when political hay can be threshed, now the abuse of detainees is something to be denounced by the GOP.
As Pete Townshend said: "Meet the new boss: same as the old boss."
Well, if Glenn Beck says so, it must be true. (hmmmmmmm).
Seriously - I stopped listening to Beck a long time back - I'll tune in now & then briefly, but it seems he's just become a "the world is ending, the sky is going to fall' kind of a guy - with a lot of religion thrown in. Last I read & heard, the other tv & radio jocks have a lot of fun at Beck's expense, laughing at him.
I also just heard on cnn radio recently, that Becks ratings are falling badly. Sponsers are pulling ads as well, although I dont think that has anything to do with Beck. But then, I"ve heard the same said about Limbaugh's program - ratings falling, that he's got a multi million dollar contract with Clearchannel that maybe sounded worthwhile at the time, and now - not so much.
Limbaugh rants just to rant - I rarely get any solid, interesting, viable information from his shows - it's all rants & hot air blowing. While I don't agree with everything I hear on cnn/air america 1310 radio - at least I learn a lot, it;s always interesting, sometimes funny (depending on the jock) - but usually accurate, sites sources, etc.
Last I saw his ratings were through the roof. Both TV and Radio. I think your thinking of Chris Mathews.
But hey - quoting CNN Radio it must be right.
the way folks cluster to observe the aftermath of a four-car pileup or listen to emergency scanners and chase ambulances.
Beck has lost at least 3 major advertisers recently due to his "Obama is a racist" insanity. His ratings might still be ok. But hey, people watch a lot of stupid things on TV. Fiction sells
at the carnival is always the most popular.
Which three and where did you hear they did it for that reason?
Maybe they were not allowed to use their stimulus package that way.
Geico, Lawyers.com, Proctor & Gamble, Progressive Insurance...
They were rotators not specific sponsors of the show - which is completely different and has very little to do the revenue the show makes.
The Dude gets good ratings because people are sick of what the government is doing. On BOTH sides.
"They were rotators not specific sponsors of the show"
So what? They each said they didn't like what he was doing and they no longer want to advertise during his show.
"The Dude gets good ratings because people are sick of what the government is doing"
This makes no sense. It implies that Glenn Beck knows and understands what the "government is doing". His blantant lying and hyjinks prove otherwise. No--people like the freak shows.
Glenn Beck is Stephen Colbert without the sense of irony. Which fits perfectly into the birther mentality.
'Get off my phone'!!!!!!!!!!
Rush is a racist drug addict and Beck is a cry baby! To hell with them both.
It sounds like you're still mad about Bush stealing the election out from under Gores' nose.
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