Hammer Meets Head

The Glenn Beck questions list, as asked on his shows, Aug 24-28. Will they be answered? If not (probably not), we will be left to draw our own conclusions.

  • Our unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is close to $100 trillion. Is there any way to pay for these programs without bankrupting America?
  • We are in so much debt, why spend more borrowed money on cap-and-trade and healthcare programs before we stop the flow of red-ink?
  • The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?
  • If it was so important for congress to pass the stimulus bill before they even had time to read it why has only a fraction of the stimulus money been spent 6 months later?
  • Bush said he had to abandon free market principles in order to save them, how exactly does that work?
  • Why won’t members of Congress read the bills before they vote on them?
  • Why are citizens mocked and laughed at when they ask their congressman to read the bills before they vote on them?
  • Was the cash-for-clunkers program meant to save the earth or the economy? Did it accomplish either?
  • How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president?
  • Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor?
  • The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill—why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill?
  • If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1000 page plus bills actually impose on the American people?
  • If the ‘public option’ health care plan is so good why won’t politicians agree to have that as their plan?
  • If town hall meetings are intended for the politicians to learn what’s on our mind—why do they spend so much time talking instead of listening?
  • Politicians are refusing to attend town hall meetings complaining, without evidence, that they are scripted. Does that mean we shouldn’t come out and vote for you since every campaign stop, baby kiss and speech you give is scripted?
  • Why would you want to overwhelm the system?
  • Is using the economic crises to rush legislation through congress what Rahm Emanuel meant when he talked about “not letting a crises go to waste”?
  • What are the czars paid? What is the budget for their staffs/offices?
  • Who is “surrounding” the President in the White House?
  • Do any of the President’s advisers have criminal records?
  • Are the President’s advisers working to better the country or their own ideals?
  • Who are the anti-capitalists in Washington?
  • What roles do they have in crafting bills?
  • What was “STORM”? What happened to the founders, where are they now?
  • What qualifications must one have to be a Presidential adviser?
  • What is the difference between a community organizer and a community activist?
  • Do the czars have power?
  • Should a communist have the ear of the President of the United States?
  • What role did the Apollo Alliance play in crafting bills?
  • Does the President know the co-founder of the Weather Underground is a board member of the Apollo Alliance?
  • How many people in the administration are connected to the movement for a democratic society?
  • What role does George Soros play… CONSTITUTIONALLY?
  • Why does the FCC have a diversity “czar”?
  • Who is Mark Lloyd and how does he plan to “balance” the airwaves?
  • Will he bring back the Fairness Doctrine or worse?
  • Cass Sunstein once said he wants to balance the Internet; is that next?
  • Will broadcasters who leave the airwaves be allowed to go to satellite or Internet without government regulation?
  • Is there any place (that has a mass audience) where the government wont regulate free speech?
  • Why does it seem every member of the Obama advisory team hates capitalism, unless those companies (like G.E.) are in bed with the administration?
  • If Lloyd has his way, stations who don’t comply to the governments definition of the “public interest” will have to pay a massive fine — that helps support public broadcasting:
  • What will be the definition of “public interest”?
  • Who defines “public interest”?
  • Why should it be balanced? Because it’s public airwaves? (Well, there are public roads that go by my house and I don’t count how many Republicans and Democrats are driving on them)
  • Why do we need a civilian force?
  • Who is posing a threat to us?
  • Who will this “force” be made up of?
  • Who is the real enemy?
  • Does the president know of a coming event? If not, who builds an army against an unrecognized enemy?
  • Why won’t the media get off their butts and look into these radicals in the White House? And into this civilian army?

I am honored by the invitation to address you on this august occasion. It’s about time. Be warned, however, that I am not here to impress you; you’ll have enough smoke blown your way today. And you can bet your tassels I’m not here to impress the faculty and administration.

You may not like much of what I have to say, and that’s fine. You will remember it though. Especially after about 10 years out there in the real world. This, it goes without saying, does not apply to those of you who will seek your careers and your fortunes as government employees.

This gowned gaggle behind me is your faculty. You’ve heard the old saying that those who can – do. Those who can’t – teach. That sounds deliciously insensitive. But there is often raw truth in insensitivity, just as you often find feel-good falsehoods and lies in compassion. Say good-bye to your faculty because now you are getting ready to go out there and do. These folks behind me are going to stay right here and teach. Continue Reading

Aww listen to me
There’s an attack of badness coming on

A feeling of mean has crept on the scene
Something wicked in the air
Can you feel what’s going down
The warning signal’s loud and clear
Parasites and leaches on your trail
They’re worried that you’ve got more than them
They don’t give a damn if you make your living honest
They’re picking up the sword to meet their own ends

It’s an attack of badness
I feel it coming on
It’s an attack of badness
And it’s coming on strong

A lot of brave men and too many good women
Have sacrificed their lives so we can live free
Time and time again they’ve locked up the devil
And trusted all of us to hold the key
We let them down and left the door wide open
And now the hell hounds are running free
They’re snapping at our heels, they’re howling and they’re hungry
After our children, after you and me

It’s an attack of badness
They want our world to fall
It’s an attack of badness
A terror attack on us all

With cold stone hearts and rattlesnake nerves
They’re trying to shake us down, man
Trying to get something they don’t deserve

It’s an attack of badness
Of everything good and fair
It’s an attack of badness
I feel it in the air

It’s an attack of badness
I feel it coming on
It’s an attack of badness
And it’s coming on strong

Crawling out from underneath rocks
They’re the murderers of all our dreams
Down on the corner, at your back door
They’re lurking much closer than it may seem
Build up your defense against the surge
Load up your spirit and sharpen your mind
It’s right upon us, ain’t nobody safe
Get prepared to fight for your life

It’s an attack of badness
I feel it coming on
It’s an attack of badness
And it’s coming on strong

They don’t even try to hide the fact
That they’re thieving dirty trash
They’d just as soon put a bullet in your belly
Take your life along with your (head?)

It’s an attack of badness
I feel it coming on
It’s an attack of badness
And it’s coming on strong

An attack of badness
They want our world to fall
It’s an attack of badness
A damn attack on us all

Michael Katon

Townhall.com :: The media’s shabbiest moments by Brent Bozell

The year 2005 is ending as it began, with another successful election in Iraq and a liberal media still flapping around trying to find other controversies to submerge it. It does not matter to them that a Gallup poll found that 74 percent of Americans express confidence in their military, but only 28 percent express confidence in their newspapers or TV news outlets. The “mainstream” media excels in excoriating the performance of nearly everyone else, but acts as if nothing they do should be held up as ineffective, inaccurate or just plain absurd.

Josef Goebbels would have been happy with much of the mainstream media in the past few weeks since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Goebbels, for those of you too young to know, was Hitler’s propaganda minister. He is credited with creating the concept of The Big Lie. The idea was that if you tell a lie big enough often enough, people will believe it.

A Big Lie Put To Rest

No shame

Journalists who are long on opinions and short on knowledge have no idea what is involved in moving hundreds of tons of relief supplies into an area the size of England in which power lines are down, telecommunications are out, no gasoline is available, bridges are damaged, roads and airports are covered with debris, and apparently have little interest in finding out.