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  • WHITE HOUSE OUT TO GET GLENN BECK 46 comments
    Aug 14, 2009 10:05 AM

    The Obama White House is out to get Glenn Beck under the guise of an organization called COLOR OF CHANGE. They are putting pressure on sponsors to pull their ads from the Glenn Beck show. Geico, owned by Obama supporter Warren Buffett, has pulled their ads. I wonder who runs COLOR OF CHANGE. How about James Rucker and Van Jones. Rucker was an architect of MoveOn.org that non-partisan group. Jones is the White House Czar for Green Jobs and self described Communist. This is how it works in our country today. Special interest groups in conjunction with politicians and corporations think they can squelch free speech and the truth.

    I urge everyone to give them a dose of their own medicine. Flood the Color of Change website with spam and emails telling them what you think of their terrorist tactics. Please watch the Glenn Beck show, so that his ratings go up dramatically. Stop using GEICO insurance. Don't buy any Procter and Gamble products. Generics are just as good and cheaper. Don't buy Sargento cheese or use Progressive insurance. 

    Don't let this racist organization censor Glenn Beck. It is time to stand up to these communists before it is too late.

     

    James Rucker, 36, is a veteran leader of online activism. As Grassroots Mobilization Director, Rucker helped MoveOn.org grow into a powerful 3.3 million-member organization. MoveOn's mission is to return political influence to where its supposed to be in a democracy - everyday people - instead of moneyed special interests and corporations. He grew up in Seaside, California and received a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

    Van Jones, 37, is the founder and executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC). Under Jones' leadership, EBC has grown from a small local non-profit to a leading organization in the national fight for alternatives to the "incarceration industry." Jones is also a leader in the push to integrate the environmental movement with other social justice movements. On March 10, 2009, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced Jones' appointment as Special Advisor on Green Jobs for the CEQ. By his own account and international reporting, Jones evolved as a "roudy [Black] nationalist" collaborating as an avowed Communist with radical Marxists and Maoists[4]. Appointed as a so-called "green czar" among the officials President Obama has installed in his government avoiding advice and consent of the Senate, Jones was reported in August 2009 for his controversial role in attacking critics of the Obama Administration. After Glenn Beck, a cable TV commentator, [5]reported about the "Apollo Alliance" involving Jones among others as key architects of deficit-creating "recovery" and "cap and trade" legislation -- a group called "Color of Change" founded by Jones began pressuring advertisers to remove advertising from Beck's popular cable program.[6]

    Advertisers deserting Fox News' Glenn BeckCable host calls Obama 'racist' and sponsors move to distance themselves
    Explore related By William Spain, MarketWatch

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- In what is shaping up to be one of the more effective boycott campaigns in years, advertisers are abandoning the "Glenn Beck" show on Fox News following the host's incendiary comments that President Barack Obama is a "racist" and has a "deep-seated hatred for white people."

    Among the advertisers to pull spots from the popular cable talk show are Geico, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway /quotes/comstock/13*!brk.a (BRK .A 102,150, 0.00, 0.00%) /quotes/comstock/13*!brk.b (BRK .B 3,355, 0.00, 0.00%) , Procter & Gamble /quotes/comstock/13*!pg/quotes/nls/pg (PG 52.78, +0.48, +0.92%) , Sargento Cheese and Progressive Insurance /quotes/comstock/13*!pgr/quotes/nls/pgr (PGR 16.34, -0.09, -0.55%) , according to the companies and Color of Change, one group that is organizing a campaign against the program.

     

    Fox News Network
    Glenn Beck.

     

    Beck, who made the remarks during another Fox News program late last month, is among the network's biggest draws, pulling in an average of about 2 million viewers. (Fox News is a unit of News Corp. /quotes/comstock/15*!nws/quotes/nls/nws (NWS 12.95, -0.06, -0.46%) , which also owns MarketWatch, the publisher of this report.)

    Geico didn't respond to request for comment but sent Color Of Change an email saying it had "instructed its ad-buying service to redistribute its inventory of rotational spots on [Fox] to their other network programs, exclusive of the Glenn Beck program."

    Privately-held Sargento told its media buyer not to put any of its ads in Beck's show, said a spokeswoman.

    "We market our products to people regardless of their political affiliations," she said. "Yet we do not want to be associated with hateful speech used by either liberal or conservative television hosts."

    Because of the way ad time is often bought on cable -- in bulk and with an eye towards day parts and demographics -- some of the targeted companies' ads may well have ended up on the program by mistake and in violation of their own standards. If so, it was an error that some advertisers vowed not to repeat.

    "We place advertising on a variety of programming with the goal of reaching a broad range of insurance consumers who might be interested in our products," said a spokeswoman for Progressive. "We also seek to avoid advertising on programming that our customers or potential customers may find extremely offensive."

    The Glenn Beck Show wasn't "targeted," she added and "any advertising that may have appeared on the show was a result of an error."

    P&G didn't respond to a request for comment but one news report quoted a spokesperson as saying that "at times our ads are run by mistake on shows that they were not meant to" and that the company would "try to be more careful in the future."

    Color of Change is using a 600,000-member electronic mail list to urge people to sign a petition that is then forwarded to Beck's sponsors. The group was founded in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster to promote "racial progress," said James Rucker, executive director, adding that this was the first time the group had been involved in any action of this kind.

    "We have seen rhetoric that is destructive and divisive before, but taking a platform that is supposed to be for news and analysis and using it to stoke racial animosity just crossed the line," Rucker said.

    The group also contacts the advertisers directly but has yet to call on its members to boycott their products or bombard them with phone calls, Rucker said, instead giving companies the opportunity "to be responsible corporate citizens."

    Rucker added that he "absolutely expects" other advertisers to follow suit and drop out because the wave of defections "raises the stakes for them to stick around."

    For its part, Fox News said through a spokeswoman that while some advertisers have "removed their spots from Beck," they have just shifted to "other programs on the network so there has been no revenue lost."

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  • speeddaimon
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    Glenn Beck is one of the most retarded "news" personalities on television at the moment (excluding of course CNBC). He seriously called the President racist and started talking about how he has a deep seated hatred of white people, and you want people to watch this garbage? Over the last few months of watching you spam comment boards with your website and nothing else, and reading your sensationalistic headlines written in all caps, I've come to realize that you're just a typical Rush Limbaugh type Republican with no original thoughts of your own. Consider yourself to have one less "follower".
    14 Aug 2009, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » Oh my. One less follower. The horror!!!!! Good day sir. LOL

     

    Obama is a racist and he employs self described communists in his White House and then releases his dogs in a campaign to get Glenn Beck. Open your eyes and see waht is happening.

     

    On Aug 14 10:15 AM speeddaimon wrote:

     

    > Glenn Beck is one of the most retarded "news" personalities on television
    > at the moment (excluding of course CNBC). He seriously called the
    > President racist and started talking about how he has a deep seated
    > hatred of white people, and you want people to watch this garbage?
    > Over the last few months of watching you spam comment boards with
    > your website and nothing else, and reading your sensationalistic
    > headlines written in all caps, I've come to realize that you're just
    > a typical Rush Limbaugh type Republican with no original thoughts
    > of your own. Consider yourself to have one less "follower".
    14 Aug 2009, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • Donald Ingram
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    James - Personally speaking, I think Glen Beck is a buffoon.
    With that said, I may not agree with what he says but I will defend his right to say it. As the saying goes, "it's a free society . Is it not?"
    Freedom of speech is worth fighting and "going to the wall" for.
    14 Aug 2009, 10:35 AM Reply Like
  • James Levy
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    Thank you Mr. Quinn. Glenn Beck is a great American, and one of the only voices in the media who has the courage to defend the Constitution. He is literally risking his life and welfare by taking this position against the thugs of moveon.org, Acorn, and the other shadow organizations who support the President who doesn´t release his long form birth certificate, doesn´t release his University transcripts, doesn´t release his medical records, and doesn´t permit an serious audit of his campaign financing. God help us, and may more people find the courage to emulate Glenn Beck.

     

    If we lose our feedom in the United States, there is NOWHERE else to go!
    14 Aug 2009, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • speeddaimon
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    According to your bio, you live in Spain. So apparently there are other places to go?

     

    On Aug 14 10:40 AM James Levy wrote:

     

    > Thank you Mr. Quinn. Glenn Beck is a great American, and one of the
    > only voices in the media who has the courage to defend the Constitution.
    > He is literally risking his life and welfare by taking this position
    > against the thugs of moveon.org, Acorn, and the other shadow organizations
    > who support the President who doesn´t release his long form birth
    > certificate, doesn´t release his University transcripts, doesn´t
    > release his medical records, and doesn´t permit an serious audit
    > of his campaign financing. God help us, and may more people find
    > the courage to emulate Glenn Beck.
    >
    > If we lose our feedom in the United States, there is NOWHERE else
    > to go!
    14 Aug 2009, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » I don't agree with him on all issues either. But I beleive in the 1st Amendment.

     

    On Aug 14 10:35 AM Donald Ingram wrote:

     

    > James - Personally speaking, I think Glen Beck is a buffoon.
    > With that said, I may not agree with what he says but I will defend
    > his right to say it. As the saying goes, "it's a free society . Is
    > it not?"
    > Freedom of speech is worth fighting and "going to the wall" for.
    14 Aug 2009, 11:33 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Both republicrats and demicans have a political agenda that is never in line with the desires of the people. They march to thier own drummer. BO is no exception. In fact a lot of the political agenda is becoming a lot more obvious and Glen Beck is the only one who points these out.

     

    I am sure that if what he was saying was not true we would have heard the other side to the story. Instead we get attacks of the messenger. That alone should tell you where the truth lays.

     

    I want the corruption in washington to stop. I want to feel that our govt serves us not some hidden agenda. The citizens need to take back washington and clean out the corruption. Make laws that disallow any possible chance of future corruption. Ensure that agendas are not creeping into our political process. We need term limits, removal of special interest groups funding elections, balanced budget, return power to the states, eliminate federal programs and move them to the states, allow people in the states to vote in or out the programs they want and then pay for them.

     

    Our fed govt should be very small dealing with international affairs and protection of America. Our congress should be serving their constituants not traveling the globe on "fact finding trips" (taxpayer payed vacations). The only facts they need to know are in the states they come from. Go see your constituants and get the facts that you need to govern.

     

    I dont think this could happen overnight but it can start next election, see goooh.com for a possible solution.

     

    Our problem is that vain and aspiring men have taken over washington.

     

    Samuel Adams says it best.

     

    "If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the
    highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin" --Samuel Adams

     

    America it is time to remove those vain and aspiring men and put citizens back in washington. goooh.com
    14 Aug 2009, 11:49 AM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    I've already talked to a dozen friends that are boycotting P&G products.

     

    "Progressive" Insurance. Ironic name huh?
    14 Aug 2009, 12:29 PM Reply Like
  • Wisdom vs. Information
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    obama's comment that he 'shared the blood of africans' is naked rascism-- we ALL share the blood of africans; sotomayer's 'wise latina' comments were not only nakedly rascist but also evidence that she was not fit for the supreme court, as background does NOT make you better able to weigh the Constitution-- in fact, doing so is unconstitutional. not to mention the worst, obama's rascist tirade after the harvard professor arrest. organized attacks on glenn beck started before this, very important to bring them to light
    14 Aug 2009, 12:53 PM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    Didn't Obama once write that he wished that the white blood in him could be expunged?

     

    Now, if a white leader, who had black blood in his family tree, declared that he wished that the black blood in him could be expunged, would not objective people rightly assume him to be racist?
    14 Aug 2009, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • Whippet
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    Since this is, after all, a finance/economics website, we all must remember one thing in the end- the free markets (if not destroyed by a neo-Fairness Doctrine) will decide. Beck's ratings have risen precipitously, and Warren Buffoon-ett pulls his advertising. One of his competitors will step in, Beck will throw Buffoon-ett under the bus, and people will move away from GEICO. I'm already researching other policies.
    (As a sidebar, I'm convinced Buffoon-ett is in the late stages of Liberal Guilt Syndrome. Rich and old, he doesn't give a $hit about Maximizing Profits anymore and is willing to forego a billion here or a billion there to Morally Grandstand to the Sheople. Soros, Hollywood, Nobel, even Gates- he's just the latest and richest.)
    I love these morons who trash Beck and characterize him as a Republican Stooge- the guy is anything but. They must be the same hypocrites who trump up a healthcare bill and stimulus bill they never read, describe Condoleeza Rice and Clarence Thomas as un-Authentic African Americans, and laud Code Pink as democratic champions while slamming soon-to-be euthanized seniors at town hall meetings as Nazis. Beck only stopped throwing GWB under the bus when the anointed one took office...
    14 Aug 2009, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • Swashbuckler
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    Agree in general with doubleguns. Most people with an IQ above room temperature know that the system is broken. I believe it is highly likely that the USA has a rendezvous with political/economic collapse. There is a remote chance of this painful destiny being avoided, IMO, but it must begin with TERM LIMITS. Any measures taken without implementing term limits is begging for more corruption. Like trying to stop a tank with a flyswatter. As things currently stand, the extremely rare few people who aren't corrupt when they enter DC politics are soon converted to the expected and accepted DC lifestyle. IMO, BO is no better or worse than the rest. They all suck.
    14 Aug 2009, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    James Quinn, you have a new subscriber to your website. Keep it comin' !
    14 Aug 2009, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » Tell all your friends.

     

    On Aug 14 03:41 PM optionsgirl wrote:

     

    > James Quinn, you have a new subscriber to your website. Keep it comin'
    > !
    14 Aug 2009, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • Speedspirit
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    Let this be the beginning of a dividing line.. those for Obama and his puppet contollers and those for the American Standard. Best of luck to Mr.Glen Beck and may he find good sponsers who we can buy thier products because they have made a stand.
    14 Aug 2009, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    ["We place advertising on a variety of programming with the goal of reaching a broad range of insurance consumers who might be interested in our products," said a spokeswoman for Progressive. "We also seek to avoid advertising on programming that our customers or potential customers may find extremely offensive." ]

     

    I'm sincerely glad that Progressive Insurance pulled their ads. That skanky girl on the ads really IS extremely offensive. Now I won't have to purchase "Progressive" insurance AND I won't have to watch her. Like Miss Skanky says in one ad, "Power to the people."
    14 Aug 2009, 04:35 PM Reply Like
  • bmcon
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    Right on! Power to the sheeple! Sure glad that James and other opinions are out there to read, so the administration's throat excrement is exposed for what it really is. Change and Hope, blah blah blah - from one extreme to another.
    7 Jan 2010, 02:18 PM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    These is the most recent cable viewership numbers available:

     

    CABLE NEWS RACE, NITE OF AUG 10, 2009

     

    FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,814,000
    FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,118,000
    FOXNEWS BECK 2,417,000
    FOXNEWS GRETA 2,388,000
    FOXNEWS BAIER 1,988,000
    FOXNEWS SHEP SMITH 1,833,000
    MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,243,000
    MSNBC MADDOW 1,082,000
    CNNHN GRACE 875,000
    CNN KATHY GRIFFIN 810,000
    MSNBC HARDBALL 710,000

     

    If Beck was in a prime time slot he’d beat everybody. He does more real investigation than all the rest of the news media combined.
    14 Aug 2009, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • TeresaE
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    I knew I was right to follow you sir!

     

    Glenn Beck is neither Republican or Democrat.

     

    He was as critical of the Bush Whitehouse as he is Obama's.

     

    The difference is Obama is doing more things that are faster and scarier.

     

    The Health Care Reform now calls for 53 NEW government departments (each with hundreds/thousands of paid for life employees) AND access to your financial and property records.

     

    It also mentions mandatory vaccinations and forced compliance.

     

    Why aren't MORE people like Beck and stand up and tell us the truth?

     

    F*ck these companies, they all are getting a note from me.

     

    And lastly, Van Jones served prison time for assault during the Rodney King riots in LA.

     

    You are, who you associate with. Apparently felons, communists and the elite is what Obama thinks he is.
    14 Aug 2009, 07:24 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    TeresaE: A report just came out that Michelle Obama has a staff of 20!!
    Taxpayer cost is in excess of 1.2 Million a year.
    Isn't it nice to be the new American royalty?
    When the government is the largest employer, that's socialism.
    14 Aug 2009, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    For as long as our country has existed we've fought for the exact thing that this administration is taking from us.
    14 Aug 2009, 08:02 PM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    You also have another new subscriber
    14 Aug 2009, 08:07 PM Reply Like
  • dcb
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    I like neither side in this debate, and actually think Obama and Bush are one in the same. They are all two faced liars and cheats. Not a big fan of Beck, but when he started calling out goldman I was happy. I wish the right wing would pick up more on this stuff. But I assure you both parties have their own interets art heart, not the american peoples. It's all talking points so they get to be the guy screwing the pople, not the other party.
    14 Aug 2009, 09:42 PM Reply Like
  • User 385544
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    Glenn Beck sold out when he left CNN!

     

    He threw away his Libertarian ideals when he landed in "Conservative Central" aka FoxNews. I rather debate with someone that stands on principle, whatever their political affiliation, than a hypocrite. He is no better than the politicians he despises so much.

     

    GLENN BECK was just FOXENATED.

     

    www.thedailyshow.com/w...
    15 Aug 2009, 12:00 AM Reply Like
  • User 385544
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    Nice post.

     

    Put it on stationary and mail it in care of: Mayor Bloomberg of NYC, he knows not what term limits are. The people of NY voted for Term limits, not once, but twice! Then the steeple went and overturned it.

     

    I hate to say it, but you cant always blame the polotitians.

     

    On Aug 14 02:00 PM Swashbuckler wrote:

     

    > Agree in general with doubleguns. Most people with an IQ above room
    > temperature know that the system is broken. I believe it is highly
    > likely that the USA has a rendezvous with political/economic collapse.
    > There is a remote chance of this painful destiny being avoided, IMO,
    > but it must begin with TERM LIMITS. Any measures taken without implementing
    > term limits is begging for more corruption. Like trying to stop a
    > tank with a flyswatter. As things currently stand, the extremely
    > rare few people who aren't corrupt when they enter DC politics are
    > soon converted to the expected and accepted DC lifestyle. IMO, BO
    > is no better or worse than the rest. They all suck.
    15 Aug 2009, 12:11 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    385544: Good point. Here are two of my favorite organizations:
    termlimits.org
    goooh.com
    15 Aug 2009, 01:31 AM Reply Like
  • ScroogeMcduck
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    The bigger our government gets the faster we sink.
    16 Aug 2009, 12:51 AM Reply Like
  • You're Kidding
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    On Aug 14 10:18 AM James Quinn wrote:

     

    > Obama is a racist and he employs self described communists in his
    > White House...

     

    Obama is in the back pocket of the bankers and that's a major concern, but the above statement of yours issues directly from pure PARANOIA, James.

     

    I thought you were intelligent and above this sort of absurdity, but I guess not. Now I wonder about all those economic articles of yours I've read, and trusted to be balanced. Did this petty paranoia flow into your judgments in them, too? They all did seem a little extreme, now that I think about it.

     

    I keep reading fewer and fewer of your posts and now I know why. This is it for me and I am sure others also, but don't fret, just keep it up and the Glen Beck mob will always love you. Wonderful feeling there, huh James?
    17 Aug 2009, 06:36 AM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    Your Kidding,

     

    Uh. You might want to look at the resume of President Obama's Green Czar Mr. Ness.

     

    While he was in prison, he changed from anarchist to devout marxist.

     

    This isn't debatable.
    17 Aug 2009, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • James Quinn
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    Author’s reply » I'm feeling just fine. People can read my articles and make up their own minds. I wouldn't think of expecting people to believe what I write without thinking it through for themselves. Maybe you should do your own research on the two guys leading the charge against Beck's right to free speech.

     

    On Aug 17 06:36 AM You're Kidding wrote:

     

    >
    > On Aug 14 10:18 AM James Quinn wrote:
    17 Aug 2009, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • Hot Richard
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    How the hell do you change from anarchist to marxist? Bars of soap must've been involved.
    17 Aug 2009, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    Richard,

     

    Good question. All I can figure is that Mr. Ness preferred the concept of a well organized gang rape over the randomness of a prison riot.
    17 Aug 2009, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    Correction,

     

    Mr. Van Jones is the ex anarchist, now marxist.
    17 Aug 2009, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • Whippet
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    Serious question- who the heck do I get my auto insurance from? Allstate? State Farm?
    17 Aug 2009, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • bmcon
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    State agencies rate insurance companies based on many factors - that would be one place to look. From experience, least expensive isn't the best - after all you want them to pay on a claim and give good service without consulting an attorney or claiming that you are directly related to Obama when that isn't true.
    7 Jan 2010, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • bmcon
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    State agencies rate insurance companies based on many factors - that would be one place to look. From experience, least expensive isn't the best - after all you want them to pay on a claim and give good service without consulting an attorney or claiming that you are directly related to Obama when that isn't true.
    7 Jan 2010, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • yellowhoard
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    State Farm is fine as long as you don't mind calling all the way up to the president's secretary every time you have a claim.

     

    Had to do it twice.

     

    Worked both times.
    17 Aug 2009, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Van Jones probably wanted to know the "who" and "how often" he had to pick up soap. As opposed to "often" and "any who".

     

    That might get you to change your political views.
    17 Aug 2009, 04:27 PM Reply Like
  • TeresaE
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    Come to Michigan OptionsGirl, already happening.

     

    And, as a side note, our First Man also has the largest staff and budget that any First Spouse has ever had.

     

    Seems to be the way of the Democrats, tell the people everything they do is for them, then spend the money on their own friends, families and cronies first.

     

    On Aug 14 07:39 PM optionsgirl wrote:

     

    > TeresaE: A report just came out that Michelle Obama has a staff of
    > 20!!
    > Taxpayer cost is in excess of 1.2 Million a year.
    > Isn't it nice to be the new American royalty?
    > When the government is the largest employer, that's socialism.
    18 Aug 2009, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • TeresaE
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    THE DAILY SHOW????

     

    That is your "news" source?

     

    bwaaahaaaahaaaa.

     

    Glenn Beck was being stifled on CNN by the corporate mouthpieces.

     

    Glad you like your "facts" just the way the government wants you to have them.

     

    On Aug 15 12:00 AM user 385544 wrote:

     

    > Glenn Beck sold out when he left CNN!
    >
    > He threw away his Libertarian ideals when he landed in "Conservative
    > Central" aka FoxNews. I rather debate with someone that stands on
    > principle, whatever their political affiliation, than a hypocrite.
    > He is no better than the politicians he despises so much.
    >
    > GLENN BECK was just FOXENATED.
    >
    > www.thedailyshow.com/w...
    18 Aug 2009, 01:08 PM Reply Like
  • nova
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    Warren Buffett always was/is POS who got huge amounts of money from various government programs and specifically from Obama regime helping to bail out his various enterprises.

     

    Warren Buffett is a government-Marxist believing in & promoting monopolies instead of a free-market market system. He and his friend Bill Gates have built their fortunes using dishonesty and monopolistic strangulation of free-market competition using any legal & illegal means to achieve their objectives. Remember a live-affair of Warren Buffett and GS.

     

    Warren Buffett and his protege racist Obama are both frauds and enemies of democracy, America and its people. These people must be exposed who they are. Their masks must be removed.

     

    They are very much similar to Bolsheviks & oligarchs in Old Russia who financed their ways to power. They were responsible for
    - the destruction of democratic Russia in 1917
    - the creation of a terrorist-gangster Soviet Union disguising under democracy-socialism slogans
    - in Russian civil war with endless pain, suffering and famines for average Russian people
    - they later invented and implemented slaughter-gas chambers and extermination labor camps (Nazis were just poor imitators)

     

    America still has time to protect itself from these people but the time is running out.
    18 Aug 2009, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • realitybiter
    , contributor
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    Love him or hate him, this strategy of stifling free speech through terrorist/bully tactics is hate-activity and you lefties have picked a fight which you will lose and at the end of your loss will regret.

     

    What ever happened to the liberal that said, "I hate what you are saying, but I will defend your right to say it"????

     

    If you wish to silence free speech, be very careful of what you wish for. You have speech to (now).

     

    Yes, that is a threat. More like a promise.
    24 Aug 2009, 10:35 AM Reply Like
  • mlln
    , contributor
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    Actually Beck has to be one of the most intelligent and inspiring people out there. One that isn't afraid to take a stand and ask questions and make statements based on his research, and because of that he will be ridiculed. He has also made it very clear to everyone listening to challenge him on the issues he talks about, which very few people do. They criticize, like you, but have nothing concrete that will stand up against the truth of what's really going on in our government. He may be wrong from time to time, which he points out, but just about everything Beck has said makes sense and connects.

     

    Beck has made comments about Obama being a racist because there are several examples out there in Obama's policies, programs/organizations that he supports, and things he has flat out said which can be viewed as racist. Is he racist? That's a loaded question in my mind and would take a lot of time to spell all of that out.

     

    The bottom line is, Glenn believes in something that most Americans do and spells it out for us. Truth, honesty, integrity, accountability, patriotism and most important - God. These are things that our government has walked all over, especially Obama. There is a lot going on under the radar and it's being engineered that way in my view.

     

    You need to watch the show, especially this week and really listen to what Beck is talking about - you may hate the guy but you will also learn something. He speaks to all of us regardless of our political views and puts the questions out there for all of us to think about and then ask them ourselves. It's about us getting of our butts and doing something rather than just complaining and pointing fingers all the time.

     

    We need to stop bickering about Republican vs Democrat, Conservative vs Liberals because it just doesn't matter. Truth is truth and we are being lied to and it's time to start asking questions and demanding answers from our president and the rest our representatives.

     

    On Aug 14 10:15 AM speeddaimon wrote:

     

    > Glenn Beck is one of the most retarded "news" personalities on television
    > at the moment (excluding of course CNBC). He seriously called the
    > President racist and started talking about how he has a deep seated
    > hatred of white people, and you want people to watch this garbage?
    > Over the last few months of watching you spam comment boards with
    > your website and nothing else, and reading your sensationalistic
    > headlines written in all caps, I've come to realize that you're just
    > a typical Rush Limbaugh type Republican with no original thoughts
    > of your own. Consider yourself to have one less "follower".
    27 Aug 2009, 04:11 AM Reply Like
  • mlln
    , contributor
    Comments (2) | Send Message
     
    There is a lot to learn about our media and how it works today. To put it simply, they are owned by corporations with hidden agendas and that unfortunately translates to corporate "censorship". Fox news actually is the only source left that reports unbiased news and is owned by one of the only true old school journalists left. Now when I say unbiased I am talking about the news programs, not the shows. Those do lean to the right - but that is what people want. Fox's ratings will prove that. You can add up all of the networks together and Fox has them beat.

     

    CNN sold out and Beck's hands were tied down. He moved to Fox so he could speak his mind and have a show that focused on what viewers wanted...the truth.

     

    On Aug 18 01:08 PM TeresaE wrote:

     

    > THE DAILY SHOW????
    >
    > That is your "news" source?
    >
    > bwaaahaaaahaaaa.
    >
    > Glenn Beck was being stifled on CNN by the corporate mouthpieces.
    >
    >
    > Glad you like your "facts" just the way the government wants you
    > to have them.
    27 Aug 2009, 04:29 AM Reply Like
  • 437339
    , contributor
    Comments (129) | Send Message
     
    James Quinn,
    Great article !

     

    YES , Seeking Alpha is Now editing comments + rufusing to let thumbs up comments to be posted that are " anti-gubmint "F8ck them ! I think the Gubmint is getting to them . So much for free speech . The Gubmint IS despesperate as the people are pissed + are NOT believing their ongoing BS !
    7 Oct 2009, 09:18 PM Reply Like
  • Cyrus the Great
    , contributor
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    James, as always, great article. These morons who believe that these media thugs are not harmful are the same people who think Dems and Repubes are truly different parties. God help this country, because these people surely wont.
    11 Nov 2009, 08:42 PM Reply Like
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