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Stewart And Colbert To Shame Beck And Palin’s Numbers With D.C. Rally Next Month??

Published at: Sept. 19, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

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I am – Hercules!! Oct. 30 is the date Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert will lead rallies in the nation’s capital. Stewart’s rally is being called “Rally To Restore Sanity,” an answer to the Aug. 28 “Rally To Restore Honor” featuring Fox News’ Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. Colbert has dubbed his gathering “March To Keep Fear Alive.” The Beck/Palin rally attracted between 78,000 and 96,000 people, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News. Beck says his crowd could have been as large as 650,000, which is more! I predict the Stewart/Colbert rallies will not only attract a bigger crowd than the Beck/Palin extravaganza, but will attract a considerably more agile one. According to recent survey results, the average age of a Fox News viewer is 65, the oldest of any channel on television. Older even than the audiences for The Hallmark Channel, The Military Channel and The Golf Channel. Find all of the Huffington Post’s story on the matter here.
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  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I'm not afraid!

    by StarQrtrs

    "I'm not afraid of Muslims, Tea Partiers, Socialists, Immigrants, Gun Owners, Gay People, but I am afraid of Spiders" Truer words have never been spoken.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by Fireball XL-5

    NBC political reporter Domenico Montanaro tweeted that a National Parks Service official estimated Beck's crowd at "between 300,000 and 325,000."

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Who pays for all these look at me rallys?

    by RPLocke

    We do.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    rplocke

    by spidercoz

    no, we don't you moron, they're privately funded

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Fireball XL-5

    by Hercules

    Don't believe that tweet. The National Parks Service hasn't issued crowd estimates since 1995's Million Man March.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Herc

    by Fireball XL-5

    Though the estimate wasn't official, it did come from the National Parks Service.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    it was on tv you twat

    by spidercoz

    fair game

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Ledergrant, are you aware of what "coaxial" means?

    by schadenfreudian

    Just checking...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    I know you guys hate Beck..

    by Monroville

    and I can't say I care for his desperation to be like Howard Beal (from NETWORK), but facts are facts and sorry to tell you guys, but Beck had close to 400,000 to 500,000 people there. In this photo (which could have been doctored), the area around the pool directly below the Lincoln memorial holds 200,000 people. Notice how that is full, as well as the much larger area to the left of it: <p> http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZTsdiIlN_8s/THnhyNhtNkI/AAAAAAAAJXw/I_HbLiQW2Lk/s1600/honoring+-america-beck-rally.jpg <p> Even so, it will be interesting to see a comparison pic between this rally and Stewart's/Colbert's from the same angle. I also wished someone took pics of the aftermath AFTER everyone left.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Another thing too...

    by Monroville

    Will the left-leaning organizers (in this case, Stewart and Colbert) be giving out free stuff and/or paying people to go to inflate the numbers (you know, like most other lefty rallies)?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Ledergrant

    by StarQrtrs

    AICN covers TV/Movie Entertainment, which basically is what John Stewart, Glenn Beck and all these guys are. Unless you actually consider them news reporters. Which if you do then, well, you're utterly f'ing lost. These guys are entertainers first and foremost.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    lefty rallies?

    by spidercoz

    republicans do the same thing, if you think otherwise you're a fool

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    "Between 78,000 and 96,000"

    by James Westfall

    Desperation is a stinky cologne. Hell, even leftist MSNBC said Beck's crowd size was closer to 500K. Keep spinnin', spinnah!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Stewart and Colbert won't get nearly as many

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    people as Beck did...mostly because these rallies are a joke...both guys are comedians not political figures...who would get riled up enough to go to these things? Say what you want about Beck but he can rile people up...Stewart and Colbert overestimate their popularity and reputation I think

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    who the fuck cares how many people showed up

    by itrainmonkeys

    you guys are fucking arguing about attendance numbers rather then the real issues at hand.....mainly Beck and others using fear to control people and tell them what to do. But no....you guys want to argue statistics.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    not quite

    by I87D

    Even Comedy Central's own estimates have the audiences for each rally pegged at about 25,000. I have no doubt the content of these rallies will be spot -- exposing the pomp and circumstance of the demagogues who take themselves way too seriously while offering nothing of substance -- but the headline you'll see on Fox News on Sunday will be mostly about how the attendance paled in comparison to the Beck rally.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    itrainmonkeys

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    how is that any different than lefties using politcal correctness to control people and tell them how to think?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Spidercoz: I guess I'm a fool then...

    by Monroville

    While it wouldn't surprise me (especially with rallies headed by politicians), I have yet to see any hard-core evidence that republicans/conservatives have to be paid to go to a conservative rally. Compare the left, which has groups who exist to be paid to rally and protest, as well as bus people in from areas even outside of a state for state issue (the Arizona protests being one of them). You may not like it, Spidercoz, but there are lefties who have made a career out of doing nothing but staging protests. There may be righties who do the same thing, but they are no where NEAR as professional and consumer oriented (ala MTV and their "get out the vote" type stuff).

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    "Beck had close to 400,000 to 500,000 people there"

    by Hercules

    then CBS should get its money back from the organization that provided the network's crowd estimate. <p>If Stewart or Colbert pays me, I'll come to the rally.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    So what you're saying Itrainmonkeys..

    by Monroville

    Is that your perception of Beck outweighs facts in an argument? As others have pointed out, the whole point of the crowd size number count is to discredit Beck and Palin. Like their personalities or not, but if they make a good point with history to back it up, what can you do but ignore it or agree with it?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Let Me Use A Tactic From The Left...

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    and change the debate...all you lefties in support of the ground zero mosque under the "freedom of religion" angle...why are you not crucifying Islam for forcing the woman who started the draw Muhammed day into hiding? Funny how we have lefties spouting freedom of religion but ignoring freedom of speech...what a wacky group of assholes eh?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Monroville

    by spidercoz

    never said there weren't, but both sides use the same tactics because both sides only care about one thing: power. if you haven't seen the evidence, you're not looking

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show"

    by MattDomville

    John Stewart is a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    There were even more people at this rally...

    by BryonMorrigan

    http://tinyurl.com/cfy59v Ignorance is catchy.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Attendance? Does that really matter at all?

    by StarQrtrs

    There's a reason why Stewart won't get as many as Beck, is for exactly the reason Stewart said. We have a life, we have a job, we have a family, we just in general have things to do! I'd love to go, sounds like fun and I do agree with a lot of things he said, but again, I'm actually busy. Seriously, why are you guys fighting over attendance? Who f'ing cares?! If he gets a huge audience, great, who cares? If Beck gets a big audience, again, who cares? Good for them.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Spidercoz: I'm not talking about the politicians...

    by Monroville

    I'm talking about the general public who are conservative or liberal.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah cause Glenn Fucking Beck is a politcal figure

    by Terrmaster

    He has no more say so then Stewart. And he is also FUCKING CRAZY.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    If Stewart and Colbert don't get the numbers

    by skimn

    it's simply because they won't have the TeaBaggers wet dream Sarah "read my palms" Palin on stage to squeek out some diatribe.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares about crowd numbers?

    by ebolamonkey

    Go and have some fucking fun, laugh, and enjoy yourself. You know, everything Beck and Palin would like to suck out of your life if given the chance.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I wish I could go

    by adml_shake

    I'd love to be part of this, but I already used up all my vacation time this year and couldn't afford the plane ticket anyway :(

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I hope this fails miserably!!

    by fanboy71

    Both of these guys need a big dose of reality! Neither are nearly as funny as they think they are. I have watched them a few times, and never laughed once. They only people attending this will be people wanting to be entertained. Beck's rally was full of people wanting change. HUGE difference.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    StarQrtrs...

    by BryonMorrigan

    Look. These people (Teabaggers) actually listen to, and believe in, the words of a bunch of uneducated dropouts like Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh, even when they spout easily-debunked lies. They believe a pseudo-historian like David Barton (who only has a BA in "religious education") that the USA was created as a "Christian Nation," when every REAL historian (you know...guys with PhDs...) laugh at him. They sneer at "intellectuals" and frown upon intelligence. What do you really expect from them? You can't argue with stupid.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    monro - ok

    by spidercoz

    forgotten about the swift-boaters so soon?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    keep ur fracking polical views....

    by qwho51

    Hey, Herc!! How about keeping ur site free of political views. You are such a tool. Next thing you post is that the universe came about by gravity and had no intelligent design.oh wait..so does this site.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    fanboy

    by spidercoz

    people wanting change? of what? what significant difference is there between now and 4 years ago when these same people HAD all the power? it's all fucking made up

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    qwho51

    by schadenfreudian

    I'd like to be the first to point out that this site is definitely not intelligently designed. <br> ZING!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    you can't argue with stupid

    by spidercoz

    truer words were never typed. and I'll add, you can only mock them

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    There's no intention to "beat" Beck's rally...

    by Chewtoy

    ...the point is to mock it. You don't draw huge numbers asking for the reasonable people to come out... that's the whole point. If nobody shows up, it's because "they've got shit to do." Taking part in rallies, getting worked into a lather, painting Hitler 'staches on leaders... that's for crazy people. <br><br>If Stewart wanted to "beat" Beck, he'd rally people around some idea that they "must" make their voices heard, not "if you can find a sitter for a few hours." Honestly, it's mocking the fuck out of the whole idea of these angry marches and rallies that serve vague ends.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Imagine if Stewart did something useful with his time

    by RPLocke

    He's so overrated.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Chewtoy

    by aversiontherapy2

    Damn straight.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah, something useful with his time...

    by schadenfreudian

    like posting to a message board.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    caring about how many people show up

    by WickedJacob

    is really missing the point.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    How would this "shame" anyone?

    by Jayemel

    Mockery is a grade school tactic. It's more shameful to the people organizing the rally.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Good or Evil?

    by venvariants

    That's really all this comes down to. Is the team trying to kill everybody that isn't rich and white and straight Good or Evil? Is the team trying to save the environment and help the poor get their meds without being screwed by a money hungry doctor Good or Evil?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    The point is to mock people who get easily riled up

    by WickedJacob

    Herc responding to this in a "yeah, that'll show those stupid conservatives" just shows that he is also part of the problem.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Hercules...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Even CBS admitted that they may have "underestimated" the size of the crowd. <p> I know that you purposely chose the CBS figures (because they were "lowball" estimates), but you might have consulted NBC, ABC, CNN or even the AP to cross reference those figures. All of their figures were MUCH higher. </p><p> Of course, something tells me that you selectively chose that figure anyway.</p> <p>Damn, Hercules, you really are becoming an evangelist for the lost cause of liberalism, aren't you? Geez. I bet that you think that there is a chance that the RADICAL LIBERALS in Congress will actually GAIN seats in November, huh? </p>Keep dreaming! You are just revealing how OUT-OF-TOUCH you are with reality! LOL!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    It's sad when people that make up news become news.

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Heartface AICN Politic TBs

    by Flummage

    And so should you.<br /> <br /> Unless you're be one o' them unpatriotists.<br /> <br /> Seriously-kinda, though. It's a talkback -- a thing that exists only for discussion. Well, and profit. But discussion as far as we're concerned.<br /> <br /> If you 'hate' that a privately owned site, identifiable for it's scatological and personality-driven nature, posts on a subject that's relevant to one of the editor's field of reportage and then gets lots of, very diverse, responses from it, then don't participate. Or do. Or argue your corner rationally and calmly. Or make jokes.<br /> <br /> Or post lots of things in an overly dramatic, grandstanding, tantrum-y manner scattered terms with 'libtard' and 'is what our founding father REALLY wanted'.<br /> <br /> Whatever your type, the talkback wins. And I don't care which you chose, as I WILL be laughing, with or at you, regardless.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Obviously

    by boyalien

    Most of you NEED to go to the Rally to Restore Sanity. 70,000 people at Beck's rally? Not very reasonable. 500,000? Not very reasonable. Reasonable estimate? SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN, YOU FUCKING MORONS.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Also -

    by boyalien

    This is going to play out as a huge party in DC over Halloween weekend. You don't think this event will draw? Then obviously you don't know anyone in their mid-20s.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Herc...

    by canman11

    You're what is called a born loser...a real Munson. You took a simple TV story (concerning comedy central personalities) and threw in irrelevant information about the average age of Fox News viewers. After this rally, please post a link the study that compares the agility of the two crowds. I'll be interested to read it. Seriously, what a Munson.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    The level of douchebaggery in this thread

    by smackfu

    is between 400,000 and 500,000.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIL

    by AshokForgiven

    john stewart still sucks

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Where's the clone wars talkback

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Season 3 premieres tonight!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Btw I wanted to go to Glenn Becks rally

    by AshokForgiven

    But I had to work. Oh, and I watch FOX NEWS and I'm in my 20s. What a dumb article. Slow day at the AICN office.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Also, I think from Colbert and Stewarts pov

    by smackfu

    the point of this rally isn`t to beat Glenn Beck`s rally, it`s to not-so-subtly imply to anyone who takes Beck seriously, that he is just as much a part of the fake-news-for-entertainment industry as they are. Beck admitted himself, ON CAMERA during the first year of his show that it shouldn`t be taken seriously, that it`s all done for entertainment purposes. He`s the political equivalent of Ms Cleo.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    spidercoz

    by fanboy71

    Do some research. Dems have had a majority since 2006. A lot of those things the left is still blaming Bush for were passed by democrats. And I disliked Bush as much as anybody, but what we have now is 100 times worse. We are on a track to become a socialist country if something doesn't change. Luckily it looks like the dems are going down in November, and hopefully the pubs will put up a decent candidate (Not PALIN!) in 2012.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Where's the Ghost Adventures talkback!

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    You Guys Understand you're not

    by erykthedead

    Invited to these rallies right? No on who has posted so far even comes close being the people Jon was talking about? 'Specially not Herc.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    rp says stweart wastes his time

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    yet rp posts nonsensical crap hourly, has NO tber friends (meanin people who care about what he posts), and is by far the MOST USELESS tber here... and thats sayin somethin seein as we have "trolls with schticks"...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Guess who had bigger turnout then Beck?

    by drturing

    Obama. At the polls. Suck it, a black muslim kenyan colonist is president you fat white gluttonous cousin marrying taking jewish fairy tales seriously numbnuts. glenn beck's 300k was essentially a pack of angry losers.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    regardin the rally

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ill love to go if im still livin in md... but by then i should be in hollywood, doin coke with the lohan...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    this will be an awesome place to get laid

    by drturing

    left wing sexual morality plus girls getting turned on by funny shit = win win. enjoy your masturbating banning teabaggers you celibate pudknockers.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    drturing brings teh lulz

    by BryonMorrigan

    ...and you still can't argue with stupid. All you can do is ridicule them, because no matter how many times you tell an illiterate moron to "go read a book," he/she is incapable of doing so. Ridicule made the KKK run and hide, and ridicule will make the Neo-Klan (read:anyone who worries about the building of "mosques," peoples' personal masturbatory habits, or the President's birth certificate...) will also eventually run and hide, hanging their heads in shame at their ignorant behavior.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    RPLocke, do you know what Stewart/Colbert DO?

    by MR. MURDOCH

    They are the messengers of humor and parody in contemporary American society -- they have no interest in "taking sides" or promoting "sanity" or "fear." Every society needs at least one humorist/parodist to shine a reflective light on how hypocritical we can ALL become at various points in our lives. Don't you recall the idea of the "court jester"? This notion has existed SINCE THE BEGINNING OF CIVILIZATION. That is what Stewart/Colbert's purpose is. Just like Parker/Stone and 'South Park', they have NO allegiances (in public, as they "perform," at least). Why do you think they're on a network called COMEDY CENTRAL?? Why anyone would get angry, or even a little upset, at a few (arguably semi-talented) dudes having a gathering to throw a little more humor into our often overly-critical, overly-serious, often hateful rhetoric that we hear everyday, I'll never know... It's supposed to be FUN, folks...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Didn't they already do this?

    by Tacoloft

    It was called Woodstock.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    drturing...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Wait until 2012. Obama managed to gain 52.7% of the vote in 2008 -- when his approval rating was hovering at over 72%! Now, his approval rating is hovering between 41-44%. <p>Do you REALLY think that all of those people who fell for Obama will vote for him again? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...it ain't gonna happen! </p>

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    what really matters

    by redshirt

    It doesn't matter if more show up for Stewart/Colbert. What matters as that those that showed up for Beck are motivated voters who are on fire. Not so for the comedy central crowd. It's a joke to them. It's vitally serious to the Beck crowd.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    mr murdoch ftw!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    how stewart/colbert can be called fake news casters is weird... ive seen more news journalists with integrity give wrong info than these 2 gods of reason... and ps conan, my heart belongs to these guys at 11pm (if im home watchin tv)... team ComCen!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Do tea party candidates have fully functioning brains?

    by Carl's hat

    What a bunch of freakin' psychos. The Republicans have lost the plot.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    God I hope so.

    by Novaman5000

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    BryonMorrigan

    by StarQrtrs

    I don't disagree with you at all there. The followers are indeed morons that can't see that what Beck, Olberman, etc are all just personalities, entertainers... they are NOT news broadcasters.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Colbert hopes it doesn't RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIN!!!!!!!!!

    by Anything But Tangerines

    *shakes fist in air*

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Fanboy, he said "average age".

    by Novaman5000

    and it's true, the majority of Fox news' audience is retirement age.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    If more people show up to these rallies than to Becks,

    by Novaman5000

    Fox will pretend they didn't happen. If less show up, it will dominate the newscasts for an entire 24 hours. Mark my fucking words. That's how they roll.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    BryonMorrigan...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    The spirit of the KKK is found in the liberals who try to make minorities bound to bones of welfare in exchange for their votes. <p>The spirit of the KKK is found in liberals who require allegiance to their far-left social views -- or else you will call them "racist, homophobic, anti-Muslim, party of NO, bigots." </p><p> The spirit of the KKK is found in the petty folks who believe that a enlarging federal government that encroaches on personal liberties is a solution rather than a problem. </p><p> The spirit of the KKK is found in a group of people who claim that they want a "right of privacy" but turn around and fine you if you don't recycle or have your dog neutered. They are worried more about Fido's peepee than terrorists. </p> <p>The spirit of the KKK is found in a political party who will tax the hell out of people to pay for programs that only a few rich, white, liberal career politicians think is best.</p> <p> The spirit of the KKK is found in the 18% of the country who are liberal who want to FORCE their socioeconomic views on the other 82% of us (moderates and conservatives) and then call it "democracy."</p> <p>The spirit of the KKK is found when we pander to illegal foreign nationals in our nation who march down our streets demanding that nothing be done to stop their entry into our nation and sucking BILLIONS of $$$s out of our social welfare system that are meant for our own citizens who need it. </p> <p>Yeah, the spirit of the KKK is alive and well. It primarily lives in Washington DC and has changed from the old Democratic party of slavery and Jim Crow (based upon prejudicial hatred of people of color) into a group who hates people because of their faith, morals and socioeconomic common sense. </p><p> Of course, if you took Nancy Pelosi's welfare dick out of your mouth for more than ten minutes a day (or if you moved out of your parents' basement), you might actually realize that the world is bigger than your narrow, isolated views. People like you are so offended that anyone would have an opinion that differs from your own limited views...so you spend time thinking up what you perceive to be "witty" and "clever" examples of scorn and ridicule. </p><p>Bravo. You are such a great example of your kind -- and a reason why fanatical Liberal politicians will be voted out by the multitude in less than two months!</p>Keep it up! Maybe the Republicans will take over the Senate -- since the House and the Governor's races are a foregone conclusion!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Uh, I've been to several "lefty" rallies ...

    by I Max U Mini

    The only thing anyone ever gave me was fliers for political shit I wasn't interested in. No money, no swag, no nothing. And we had to pay our own way to get there. We didn't have the Koch brothers paying for buses to get us there.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out...

    by Gherkin

    Liberal gatherings always suffer from the same basic failure: their leech constituency by and large is utterly unable to get themselves off their bottoms when it really should matter to them. On the flip side it is to be held in the area with the highest concentration of libs per square mile in the US. Which trend will win?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Plenty of video of interviews from Beck's rally out there.

    by Novaman5000

    Check them out. Look for two things:<p> 1) An attendee who actually knows the facts about any given issue, and not just Beck-Talking-Points.<p> 2) An attendee who is not Caucasian.<p> Guess how many of either you'll find?<p> My favorite was the woman who said that she had just heard that the Obama administration banned praying at all the DC monuments. When pressed for where she heard it, she stuttered for a minute and finally settled on "on the news". Bravo, madam.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Republicans only want big government if

    by Novaman5000

    it means legislating based on the bible. They'll fight like hell to be allowed to eat transfats if they want but hell no should two men 3000 miles away who they'll never meet be allowed to marry.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Novaman5000...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    If 50 people show up, CBS will probably declare it to be a TWO MILLION man march! <p>Of course, I can't wait to compare the photographs between the two! We can compare crowd size. We can also compare the speeches between has-been morons with low ratings (Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Dumb and Dumber) and those who attended the other rally. </p> Of course, more people showed up to that other rally than watch the Daily Show or the Colbert Report on a good night.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    BryonMorrigan...

    by slayme

    are you Glenn Beck's retarded cousin? Your KKK talking points illustrate nothing other than your own hatred for liberals - and probably for anyone who is more intelligent than you. Most likely a HUGE number.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    The spirit of the KKK lives up your ass Chhrriissmm...

    by Carl's hat

    Go and take your pills you douche.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    $100 says that Jon Stewart...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...just spews off a bunch of stolen jokes and talking point propaganda from Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod (the puppet masters).

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    PLEASE PLEASE COME TO THE RALLY!!

    by AtheistScum

    This is not a left or right issue - it's about rational people behaving rationally. It's about telling the politicians and media that MOST Americans want them to use logic and rationality to reach policy decisions and not kowtow to every lunatic fringe nutjob. PLEASE make an effort to come to the rallys!!!!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Chrism's Voice Of reason

    by schadenfreudian

    Look for it on your local public access channel.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Carl's hate...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Since you are probably some 35+ yr old fat white guy living in your mother's basement, you wouldn't know much about the spirit of HATE. Of course, you wouldn't recognize the HATE that exists inside of you toward anyone who disagrees with your welfare leeching ways. As long as your social views are promoted and your welfare checks keep on coming (at our expense), you are happy and will continue to vote for the same liberal fanatics that Nancy tells you to.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Now excuse me while I finish up here at work...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    After all, someone has to pay the taxes that fund the basement-dwelling welfare leeches who fill up some of AICN's poltical TBs.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    drturing

    by smackfu

    `left wing sexual morality` lol? As opposed to right-wing sexual morality, which equals not fucking your wife for 20 years and then get caught fucking a young guy? C`mon bro, half your party is made up of `family values` proponents who are closeted homosexuals.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Really? Because Daily show hit 2.3 Million viewers

    by Novaman5000

    in August, with Colbert hitting 1.8 million. Beck got 500,000 - MAX. Immigration rallies in DC have gotten more turnout.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Alot of whiney Republicans in here

    by NathanGrey

    Who is working their computer for their teabagger brains? I LOL'd hard at the 500,000 estimate. Really? Here are some facts for idiot Teabaggers here: CBS commissioned an estimate from AirPhotosLive, a company that provides crowd sizes based on aerial photos. CBS noted that there's a margin of error of plus or minus 9,000. So, by this estimate, there were as few as 78,000 attendees or as many as 96,000. This is using that scary thing; science. I can understand why Republicans would use their heart for the real estimate right? Why dont we use Michelle Bachmann's 1,000,000

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    MSM Stories...

    by Ender's Jeesh

    ... are likely already written to either crow about the size of the Stewart/ Colbert crowd or explain away the lack of crowd as it being "a comedy show" that no one really took seriously. It's really pretty amazing to watch the anger that rises up from the left any and every time an American speaks out against the Obama agenda. The Beck rally was a grass roots movement aimed at bringing faith back into the equation for those who choose to. The Stewart/ Colbert rally is meant directly to make fun of those who believe in anything.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Old Newty G, met and fucked wifes numbers 2 and 3

    by Novaman5000

    while still married to wives number 1 and 2, respectively.<p> Gotta love the moral high ground.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Hey ccchhhrrriiisssm

    by NathanGrey

    Why dont we compare Obama's inauguration to your cherished Teabagger rally?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Beck was grass roots? My ass.

    by Novaman5000

    Astroturf. You realize how many people they bused in?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    So you're at 'work' posting this?

    by Carl's hat

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah...douche

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    My favorite was the video of all the teabaggers

    by Novaman5000

    Fat, middle aged white trash sitting around on their camping chairs talking about patriotism and pretending they're not bigots. God Bless America.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    It makes me want to cry

    by smackfu

    that there are really people like ccchhhrrriiisssm in the world.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssm

    by I Max U Mini

    <p>18% huh??? Wow, how the hell do they win elections with only 18% of the vote. That's fucking amazing!</p> <p></p> <p>That's right, liberals hate people of faith. That's why they're so opposed to building an Islamic Cultural Center over two blocks from ground zero - or as the Rethugs would have you believe, a Mosque on Ground Zero.</p> <p></p> <p>Let's see, income tax was less than it has been since the 1950s and they're expecting similar taxes for next year.</p> <p></p> <p>People who make less than $200,000 a year are paying fewer in taxes and those making more that $200,000 are paying more. Now how unfair is that? What if the family needs a second Jacuzzi for their winter home? How can they afford it AND that trip around the world. I feel so sorry for those rich people now.</p> <p></p> <p>The world can be so unfair.</p> <p></p> <p>As for privacy issues, remember when Obama okayed the warrantless wiretaps on America citizens? Remember when he sent us into Iraq under the pretense of looking for WMDs? Remember when he destroyed over a million emails from the White House computers? Remember when he was allowing torture in direct violation of the Geneva Accords? I especially remember when he thought it was more important to go to a party and get a custom guitar with the Presidential seal that heading to the Gulf coast to check on the destruction wrought by Katrina. And after Obama finally showed up, he told the guy in charge of the FEMA that he was doing a "Heck of a job."</p> <p></p> <p>Yeah, I wish Liberals could be as cool and compassionate as Conservatives.</p>

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssm was at the teabagger rally

    by NathanGrey

    Did anyone see him holding up the "Keep government away from my medicare", he was the old white guy.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    The tea party is a grass roots ...

    by I Max U Mini

    ... organization founded and funded by the über rich Koch Brothers.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssm

    by smackfu

    I`m so sorry that you got stuck being who you are. Sincerely, you have my sympathies.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Don't you know, I_Max?

    by Novaman5000

    Christmas is UNDER ATTACK! Michelle Obama wants to ban Christmas trees in the white house?! NO PRAYING AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL!! Liberals hate jesus.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    So according to Team America logic...

    by gurugurugaijin

    Colbert and Leibowitz are pussies full of shit right?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with being old or white.

    by Novaman5000

    But there is something wrong with thinking that being old and white makes you better than anyone else in this country.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Beck = ignorant sociopath AND a fucking mormon.

    by Uncle Stan

    Also, he is a racist, a misogynist, and a self-promoting opportunist. Fuck him and the half-wits who eat the dick-cheese that he spews. Good night.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Palinetta 2012 baby

    by AshokForgiven

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Thought provoking

    by gurugurugaijin

    Uncle Stan's post really opened my eyes. Not only was it funny, but it was so delicately crafted that I think he just persuaded me to fling dog shit at Beck and murder his next of kin.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    ledergrant

    by JaredP

    if you really feel that way why are you still searching this site? p.s. your political base is obvious too

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    raskolnikov

    by JaredP

    beck is no more a political figure than you or i

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    oh fanboy, you tool

    by spidercoz

    100 times worse than what? seems to me nothing has significantly changed since then, just the names of the "bad guys." all I'm seeing from you is "grrrr grrrr socialism grrrr." try having an original thought for once in your sad, unexamined life, something that's not just a talking point or sound bite

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    GLENN BECK IS AN OVEROBSESSED PSCHOPATHIC FREAK!!!!!

    by JaredP

    as well as the worst conspiracy theorist ever fox mulder has nothing on this looney tune he thinks the empire state building is a left wing progressive tool and he thinks obama is a racist!!! nothing like the pot calling the kettle black he makes rush limbaugh look good

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    "Between 78,000 and 96,000"

    by VitaminZ

    Oh, Herc. There's nothing worse than someone who is so slanted politically that they'll lie to make a point. The aerial photos and most estimates put that crowd at a few hundred thousand. You really needed to cherry-pick the one outlier estimate that makes you feel better and then tried to slide it past everyone as a fact? Sad.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Glenn Beck is also a joyless fuck.

    by RPLocke

    I'm sure that guys idea of fun is to go to Chippendales.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    This is literally the most retarded TB

    by NoQuarter

    I have ever seen--and I read a lot of dioxholster's and AsimovLive's shit!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    what were they complaining about exactly?

    by punto

    "rally to restore honor" doesn't really say anything.. what happened that took away their honor in the first place? did they commit seppuku at the end of the rally?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    NoQuarter

    by VitaminZ

    Keep checking in. It'll get a lot worse. It's always an epic train wreck when an AICN talkback gets political.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    They didn't do much but sit around and talk about God

    by Novaman5000

    and Patriotism. They have no real plan, hell - most of them don't even really know what they're so upset about. I also bet that if they knew Glenn Beck was a mormon, they'd FLIP... But because his God talk is pretty generic, they lap it up.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by siraether

    for putting this article up. Its good to know who the delusional folk are who post here.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I love the people protesting tax hikes who make minimum wage or

    by Novaman5000

    Like they're the ones getting any sort of increase, dumbasses.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Militarism lives on Colbert

    by BrandLoyalist

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    You're all idiots

    by Hive Mind

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Let's have a toast for the douche bags! A toast for the assholes

    by Orionsangels

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Damn. I thought I logged onto the Daily KOS for a sec

    by Vicconius

    Just tell me when the fuck Dancing with the Stars is on. AND NO FUCKING OP-EDS ABOUT SARAH PALIN!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Vote Dumb Cunt 2012

    by canvasseamonkey

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Stewart is amazing. Why all the hate?? Are you people crazy?

    by ndally

    Stewart is the one person who shows how fucking dishonest politcians are. He gets everybody on all political issues not just right wingers. This has already gotten a crazy amount of people on the net interested but was also on googles #1 search a few weeks ago for colberts "restoring truthiness" phrase. Anyone who denies these guys are comedic genius's(Some of the correspondants like Wyatt Cynac suck balls) but Stewart owns any debate and is funny as hell. I'm ashamed that others are ignorant enough to not see his genius. And yes if you disagree with that your an idiot, if you give me that "it's just my opinon and I'm entitled to it" then your opinon is retarded. Sure not every episode is gold but he shows(what most of us already kno anyways but it's great TV) how supid and fear mongoring some media outlets(fox news) and public officials really are. The people who say Jon stewart is on the left just don't know how he rolls. Is just happens that the republicans usually say the dumbest shit. Hick douche bags

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Stewart is the genius voice of a generation.

    by gurugurugaijin

    "Believe it!"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    KKK lives...

    by Talandir

    In the people that show up rallies with pics of Obama as a witch doctor. The KKK lives in all of those who accuse Obama of being secretly Kenyan, when his opponent McCain actually WAS born in a foreign country. The KKK lives in the Southern Strategy that has kept the South in republican hands since the 60's by playing up the hatred of Integration and the Civil Rights Act.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Facts

    by Wrath4771

    Facts are just opinions and opinions can be wrong......man has baby - now that's a fact!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    As Pinko Commie as Herc is... Sorry. his number posted is right.

    by MacFaux

    that CBS number is, as someone above pointed out, from airphotoslive.com.. counted up by Steve Doig. It is pretty meticulous. Funny, as SD posts, when he brought the Obama inauguration back to reality, the Kos kiddies went bananas and now, when he close counts the temple Mormon, the hot air ass monkeys go berserk...snort.<br /><br><br><br />Welp. A pox on both your extreme houses..you Pinko Commies and Black heart'd Fascists.<br><br><br />This is a country of middlin centrists..and most of us despise you all, both..but..well but..<br><br><br /><br />I don’t believe in superstars, organic food and foreign cars<br><br />I don’t believe the price of gold, the certainty of growing old<br><br />That right is right and left is wrong<br><br />That north and south can’t get along<br><br />That east is east and west is west, and being first is always best<br><br /><br><br />But I believe in love<br><br />I believe in babies<br><br />I believe in Mom and Dad<br><br />And I believe in you<br><br /><br><br />I don’t believe that heaven waits for only those who congregate<br><br />I like to think of God as love, He’s down below, He’s up above<br><br />He’s watching people everywhere, he knows who does and doesn’t care<br><br />And I’m an ordinary man, sometimes I wonder who I am<br><br /><br><br />But I believe in love<br><br />I believe in music<br><br />I believe in magic<br><br />And I believe in you<br><br /><br><br />Well I know in all my certainty<br><br />What’s goin’ on with you and me<br><br />Is a good thing<br><br />Its true<br><br />I believe in you<br><br /><br><br />I don’t believe virginity is as common as it used to be<br><br />In working days and sleeping nights,<br><br />that black is black and white is white<br><br />That Superman and Robin Hood are still alive in Hollywood<br><br />That gasoline’s in short supply, the rising cost of getting by<br><br /><br><br />But I believe in love<br><br />I believe in old folks<br><br />I believe in children<br><br />And I believe in you <br><br><br />You pinko commie black fascist Herc!<br><br>yep.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    With this rally...

    by Phimseto

    Jon Stewart's journey to the center of his self-importance will be complete.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    to all the wingnut dumbfucks on this thread

    by brabon300

    and there are way too many for my liking, as you assholes do nothing but bash evil hollywood and should be banned from the site<p>omg...dont let america become a socialist country...you say<p>well, i suggest you take a look at two democratic socialist countries, germany and israel and see how they weathered the depression (which is what it is)<P>at this moment, i would happily live under their sorts of systems, despite the faults<P>one good thing that has come out of this entire mess, the great state of texas is falling apart....fuck em

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Anyone who takes Stewart seriously needs their head checked

    by aceattorney

    Oh wait - you elected Al Franken to the senate. Great job.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is The_Choppah

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    when you need him most?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I WILL COMPLAIN UNTIL THE VOICE OF LIBERALISM IS SILENCED!!!!!!

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Because complaining on the internet always works! You're going down AICN!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    @brabon300 ...welp..not the stupidest thing I ever read...

    by MacFaux

    ...juuuust, the stupidest thing I'll read today. Maybe. Germany and Israel? Really? Seriously man?<br><br><br />When ya go back to class today ask your prof all about quantitative attributes and comparative scaling and ah..hell.<br /><br><br><br />Hey! Look how well Freedonia is doin! But please, genius..make some more similarity hilarity points on Germany and Israel in the same argument.<br><br><br />Stupid kids. Why in the wild world of sports did I come back here...oh yeah...<br><br><br />I Luv Herc. and Lamp. <br><br>I luv Lamp.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Let's rally to not give a fuck about Beck/Palin & Stewart/Colber

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Stewart can beat Deep Blue at chess.

    by gurugurugaijin

    "Believe it!"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Let's rally to not give a fuck about Beck/Palin & Stewart/Colber

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Voters for Brabon300-led Socialist Rule

    by gurugurugaijin

    I'm in! Lead us to success!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Dang! Why do I keep double posting?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Why is Stephen Colbert popular? WHYYYYY!!!

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Aceattorney

    by Talandir

    You guys elected Ronald Reagan Fred Thompson and Sonny Bono!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I'm not sayin there's anything wrong with being a middle-aged, c

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    I'm just sayin fatass is a lifestyle choice.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Glenn Beck, suck my cock.

    by Stifler's Mom

    He's a parody of his own party, and I think he secretly takes pride in being ridiculous. Here's a little test for Glenn Beck fans. After the Glenn Beck show, try watching an episode of The Colbert Report WITHOUT the live, laughing audience. Hit mute if you have to. Notice anything?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I'll be a goin'!

    by only1

    I'm just up the road from DC so I may just have to make it....

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Beck is a Fraud, pretending to be serious

    by chromedome

    while selling gold and lining his pockets, weeping false tears on cue.<p>Stewart is a comedian who mocks Beck, never pretending to be anything else.<p>Big difference. Simple as.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    LEGALIZE POT

    by Animorganimate

    Sorry...my signs have been breeding again.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Beck is a goddamn joke

    by awardgiver

    Fuck him and that fake crying, the smart people will bury the numbers. Fucking tired of old racist fucks too pussy to actually join a white power organization spreading hate and fear. The assholes thinking no one will show up to the Stewart/Colbert rally don't realize how sick and tired this country is of these tea bastards. The 50s are fucking gone, and its not going back. They will have to live with others in peace or simply anger themselves into the grave while the rest of the world moves forward. And comparing liberals to KKK is fucking asinine. Liberals didn't hang people from trees. Ask David Duke what he is, and he'll say he is a conservative. And don't say shit to me about minorities when you aren't one. Ok, gonna calm down and not fall into the tea bag trap anymore.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Herc everyone knows CBS's numbers were off

    by DigitalDong

    Now stop being a liberal fag and just talk about TV shows.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    The Tea fuckers don't even KNOW what

    by RPLocke

    they're fighting for. Taking the country back from WHAT? The same people? Idiots.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Herc

    by Philbert

    Pathetic. Your propaganda is worthy of Goebbles. 300 to 400 thousand people were there.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    your propaganda is based on Gullibility

    by chromedome

    100,000 tops, including every tourist who just wanted to see the monuments that day<p>what flavor is the kool-aide you are drinking?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    The average age of a Fox News viewer is 65...

    by TheKiller7

    Fuck, that's old. No wonder most of the news in that channel are variations of the "get off my lawn" mentality.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    People attacking Stewart are retarded

    by BetterCallSaul

    He is showing the world that any jackass with a public permit can show up at the Washington Mall and hold a rally. At least the Daily Show version will be more fun

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Herc, everyone knows that CBS numbers were on the money

    by TheKiller7

    The other estimates were waaaaay off. Instead of counting heads, Glenn Beck's people counted the double-chins and belly folds of every teabagger in the audience. That's cheatin'

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Ah yes, Socialism

    by v1cious

    We certainly wouldn't one of those hellholes like, say: SWEDEN? CANADA? you gotta love how people throwing this stupid propaganda around. WELFARE IS SOCIALISM! UNEMPLOYMENT IS SOCIALISM! The same systems have been in place for decades, and yet suddenly that's a bad thing.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Teabags R finishing the job that GEORGE WALLACE started

    by TheKiller7

    The whole "Take Back America" is basically about that. Finishing what the anti-Integration proponent, George Wallace, started in the 60's. That's what "Take back America" and "Wake up America" is all about.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Colbert and Stewart...

    by Jonatwork

    ...pose as being nonpartisans who bash both sides. Yet I never saw them doing something like this when it was liberals who assembled in D.C. How dare those conservatives exercise their right to assemble and talk in platitudes to those who already agree with them! That's reserved for liberals only! If these two were actually as funny and informed as their writing staffs think they are, they'd know Beck's rally was already a straightfaced parody--of what liberals have been doing. Stewart and Colbert are actually going to look stupid doing this because they will be exposed as speaking only for a tiny minority of sneering libs who claim to love the blue collar working folks. Colbert and Stewart hide behind their "We're just JOKING, jeez!" poses, but you just know they'll be disappointed if they don't get huge crowds...which will of course show how badly these two "independents" want to show up them stupid conservatives. (Who aren't nearly as smart as, say, the president who fought Bush's overspending with...more overspending, and those smart Dodd and Frank dudes who smartly destroyed Fannie and Freddi...and...) Let me guess, Michael Moore will be a speaker, right?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered a Girl in 1990?

    by NathanGrey

    http://foxnewsboycott.com/glenn-beck/glenn-beck-raped-and-murdered-a-girl-in-1990/

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    THE TEA PARTY IS

    by JaredP

    headed by rich old white men who want to keep obama from furthering his agenda they dont believe in health care cap and trade or gay marriage FUCK THE TEA PARTY!!!!!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Jonatwork - You gotta be kidding me. Are you that DUMB?

    by TheKiller7

    Stewart has ALWAYS made it pretty damn clear that he is a LIBERAL JEW. He has said so ON HIS DAMN SHOW. He's not pretending to be moderate. He's a liberal. Proud of it too. And Colbert... if you don't get what Colbert is about... you probably have bought the Golden State bridge more than once.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Why did John Stewart change his name?

    by Man in Suit

    Does anyone know?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Oh, and SlayMe...

    by BryonMorrigan

    Your comments should have been directed at ccchhhrrriiisssm. He was responding to me, and quoted my name at the top.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Will Beck Teach

    by Creative1

    at his "University" the Treaty of Tripoli (Signed by John Adams - 2nd President of the United States and signer of the Constitution) Article 11 states "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries." He didn't write it but he did sign it. One of the founding fathers that help frame and write the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution signed a Treaty that said the U.S. was not founded on the Christian religion...That sound you hear is Tea Baggers (I'm sticking with their original name) heads exploding.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Jonatwork

    by fastcars

    What is your problem, dude? They're comedians. They make fun of liberals and conservatives. Right now The Tea Party and Fox News are the ripest subjects for satire. I truly don't understand how all of this is lost on you. And, really, you think "Michael Moore" is going to be a guest? What is this, 2002? Nobody gives a flying fuck about Michael Moore. It's pretty obvious from your post that you aren't familiar with The Daily Show and have a warped perspective on reality.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Philbert...

    by BryonMorrigan

    The irony of you invoking the words "propaganda" and "Goebbles[sic]" to defend Glenn Beck is priceless, but unfortunately lost on you. Perhaps you, like him, are also running on only a high-school diploma?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Beck's "University"

    by BryonMorrigan

    Beck isn't even qualified to manage a Wendy's, and there is no state in this country that would allow him to even substitute elementary school kids with his complete lack of education. There's a word for unaccredited institutions that claim to be a "university" and charge people money: SCAM.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    The Tea Party sets America back about 100 years

    by RPLocke

    Good job old people.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    This is cool movie news?

    by Shalako

    Cunt. No one cares about your political views. Save it for the public shitter. You can play Mr. Politics to all the queers giving blow-jobs.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Beck and Palin love the constitution and the country

    by gotilk

    .. umm.. well, the parts they remember. And the country they recall from those perfect olden days back when they weren't paying attention and life was simpler or they hadn't been born yet(that 50s Fantasyland that everyone recalls ..and that never existed). How much you wanna bet both of these people have daddy complexes? Stoic, conservative. distant dads, long dead, who they are always trying to impress in their heads. Beck should have stuck with the morning zoo thing. He's doing pretty well for himself, I'll give him that. But he does nothing but spout pseudo-patriotic nonsense while almost single-handedly tearing down not only some of the nation's foundations, but the foundations of the Republican party that WAS headed back toward a truly conservative direction. Now it's back to God and Guns and Paranoia. Instead of focusing on improving the party that.. yes... actually had more to do with ending discrimination and institutionalized racism than the Democrats ever did. Just watch. Don't be fooled into thinking that one major tea party win means it will happen over and over. It will not. It will do nothing eventually except divide the Republican/Conservative base and hand almost everything over to the Dems. Remember Ross "can ya let me finish" Perot? This is going to make Ross Perot look like Ralph Nader. You want to bring true conservatism back to the party, stop defending these brainless twats and start getting behind more Libertarian-leaning candidates. In a big way, with flash. Decentralized. Just like the tea party. Like that famous book says. Be the starfish, not the spider. And in case you have me "all figured out", I am in fact against gun control (in the US), for a woman's right to choose, against drug laws (without being a drug USER), against censorship, against the part of the Democratic party's "save you from yourself" friendly fascism, pro gay marriage, pro gay rights, and for the continued separation of church and state... unless they want to start paying taxes out their asses. I LIKE the idea of a flat tax, and am FOR the free market.. but BOTTOM UP instead of how most of these fake conservatives always want it done, TOP DOWN. Bullshit. It's just greed that way. If they REALLY want free markets, start at the bottom and work your way up instead of handing MORE breaks to these GIGANTIC companies while still stiffing us once a year for a third of our money. Deregulate the guy just starting out. Hell, I can't even have 2 garage sales a year in my town. Most people who spout about free markets don't know what they're talking about or don't really want it for everyone. Just themselves and their rich buddies. The rest of us can fuck off. Screw that. It's a scam.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Shalako

    by gotilk

    Public bathrooms? You mean like all those anti-gay politicians? GFY.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I like how Beck had to tell his attendees

    by Dingbatty

    not to bring their misspelled, hateful signs to the rally.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Glenn Beck said,

    by Dingbatty

    "You know, it took me about a year to start hating the 9/11 victims’ families. It took me about a year. Um, and I had such compassion for them and I really, you know, I wanted to help them, and I was behind — let’s give them money, let’s get them started, and all of this stuff. And I really didn’t — all the 3,000 victims’ families, I don’t hate all of them, I hate about, probably about ten of them. But when I see 9/11 victim family, you know, on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh, shut up.’ I’m so sick of them. Because they’re always complaining. And we did our best for them. And again, it’s only about ten."

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Glen Beck also said,

    by Dingbatty

    "But the second thought I had when I saw these people and they had to shut down the Astrodome and lock it down, I thought: I didn't think I could hate victims faster than the 9-11 victims. These guys -- you know it's really sad. We're not hearing anything about Mississippi. We're not hearing anything about Alabama. We're hearing about the victims in New Orleans. This is a 90,000-square-mile disaster site, New Orleans is 181 square miles. A hundred and -- 0.2 percent of the disaster area is New Orleans! And that's all we're hearing about, are the people in New Orleans. Those are the only ones we're seeing on television are the scumbags -- and again, it's not all the people in New Orleans. Most of the people in New Orleans got out! It's just a small percentage of those who were left in New Orleans, or who decided to stay in New Orleans, and they're getting all the attention. It's exactly like the 9-11 victims' families. There's about 10 of them that are spoiling it for everybody."

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    gotilk

    by Shalako

    Duh-huh, duh-huh, yeah, just like that. You're witty. Not duuuumb, but smaaart. Let's all give you an applause. There, that was special. Feel better now? Good. You're a good boy.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    gotilk

    by spidercoz

    fuckin a dude

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful - CBS actually went to the trouble of COUNTING

    by TheKiller7

    They got a freaking helicopter to photograph and count the old motherfuckers at the rally. NOBODY else did that. Everyone else simply guesse how many ppl where at the rally. Herc got it right. He went with the source that actually did the damn hard work of counting those fat asses at the rally.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    I heard the numbers for Beck were more like

    by Jango Fart

    ONE HUNDRED MILLION BILLION TRILLION ZILLION!!! All of them intelligent and balanced citizens of the United States of Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jesus.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    I heard the numbers for Beck were more like

    by Jango Fart

    ONE HUNDRED MILLION BILLION TRILLION ZILLION!!! All of them intelligent and balanced citizens of the United States of Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jesus.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Who cares how many there were? They're all cloned

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Colbert's deformed ear

    by Shalako

    with be a beacon of hope to all who show up in their sugar-shorts with lesions around the corners of their mouthes. The funk will be cut and jobless will be put back to work. All will be right again. So sayeth the book of Barack! Hi-dee-hi.....

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Wikipedia? Pfft! ABC News backed CBS numbers

    by TheKiller7

    Wikipedia? I'm not Rush Limbaugh to be looking into that shit site for "facts" like he recently did! ABC News, dude. Not wikipedia. They estimated the size of the crowd to be 60k-70k based on the report of the Washington D.C. fire department. Oh yes, they made an official report. That is no where near the half a million baggers that Glenn Beck bragged about. No where near that at all. Wikipedia... Gwah-hahahahaaa!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful

    by Jango Fart

    "No, my friend.....despite your very best and noble efforts, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Jay Leno, and Seth Macfarlaine aren't going anywhere anytime soon!" Do you even see how stupid you look listing those guys. 1 evil morning zoo prick with grossly fake tears that teabag dipshits totally buy, 1 crazy, factless, poorly educated but inexplicably hypnotic milf, and 1 horrifically unfunny comedian who would get his ass booed off the stage of any real comedy club. Why would you even list MacFarlane? He hates you guys. Exhibit A: American Dad B: Stewie dressed as hitler wearing a McCain Palin button.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    The difference between 60-70k and half a million

    by Jango Fart

    is that one estimate supports the likelihood that at least half of a million Americans are automatic morons.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Family Guy= Liberal Propaganda

    by TheKiller7

    “Family Guy tends to be very liberal because it’s written by liberals,” creator Seth MacFarlane told US trade magazine the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Seth MacFarlane follows Obama on Twitter

    by TheKiller7

    Seth is also a Democrat. Booyah!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    A lot of shitbags is still a lot of shit bags.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    ITS A ONE PARTY SYSTEM

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    Don't you get it? Its a false left/right paradigm to keep 50% of the population squabbling with the other 50% so they never see the big picture. THE AGENDA NEVER CHANGES! Perpetual war, the elimination of all industry, elimination of a middle class, complete and total control of the state over the individual. The USA is a Fascist one party state under total control of a foreign banking cartel. Glenn Beck and john Stuart are Commissars propaghandizing for the party only appealing to different segments of the population. They get paid to keep everyone infighting so they never see the big picture. Both wings of the one party work directly for the Foreign banks which make up the federal reserve and the military industrial complex that control the country. What do you think the bailouts are? They are looting the treasury of a collapsing nation. It happens all the time to third world banana republics and now its happening to America. Glenn Beck and John Stewart are like the pretty girl at the magic show, they are their to distract you while the magician pulls his con.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    ^^^^ I dare this MOFO above to use a spell checker!

    by TheKiller7

    I'll be damned if he expects anyone to read that long ass shit he just wrote. Especially when it seems he's replying to someone WHO IS NOT ON THIS FUCKING TALKBACK! Looney.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Hopefully Seth Macfarlane will be there...

    by elgato73

    And a Glenn Beck impersonator wearing a Nazi outfit. That would be cool. Seriously, Obama needs to show up at this and get interviewed by both Stewart and Colbert at the same time just to show up the teabaggers.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    yeah shalako

    by JaredP

    beck and palin tink america is good to all because theyre WASPS they neve had to make it as a black man a latino or asian or gay or native american so im sure everyone can sympathize with what they had to go through in life always getting everything handed to you on a silver platter not beig stoppped by police in your vehicle getting all the good jobs just because they were WHITE!!! poor sarah poor glenn

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    by JaredP

    who says the white man hasn't suffered? huh? what more can whites want out of life thanks glenn ya douche go drop a turd will ya

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Jon knows so much more than CNN

    by gurugurugaijin

    The man is a genius. The true political commentator of our time. He should be running for President. THEN we'd finally get exactly what we deserve.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:18 a.m. CST

    That would be AWESOME if McFarlane was there!

    by gurugurugaijin

    Omigod! Omigod! Then he could dress up as Palin and do a fart joke!!!! He's so goddamn funny!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Which crowd is more annoying and stupid....

    by FlandersBum

    ...the crowd of white, dumb, annoying college kids that will attend this rally or the crowd of white, cranky, older people who attended Beck's? Tough call. Anyone who attends either rally should have their voter registration records purged and kicked out of election halls during November.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Sometimes...

    by mulberry

    I think it would be nice to go and live in the USA. For a bit at least. <p>Then at other times I think not because a lot of people over there sound like massive pricks.<p>Tell you what, if I ever unlearn English, so all of this is just reduced to background babble, I'll be on the first plane.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    America - This thread is horrifying

    by David Cloverfield

    Even most people on the left are completely missing the point of "restoring sanity" and scream Evil Racist Corporate Sociopath at people who they disagree with and argue about attendance. What the fuck are they putting into the water over there? You guys used to land on the moon and shit. What happened?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    I agree with FlandersBum

    by DioxholsterReturns

    both crowds suck dick. anyone who attends a rally is annoying for sure

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    I dont like conservatives or liberals

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i just like stargate

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Just read "crowd estimate by CBS News" and laughed

    by FlandersBum

    Seriously? There are people who think CBS news actually wanted to provide an accurate count for that really? Really? I'm sure anyone who thinks CBS is unbiased thinks MSNBC and Huffington Post provide nothing but accurate and fair information as well.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Glenn Beck and O'Reilly are actually smart people

    by DioxholsterReturns

    they just want to do what they think is best for the country. problem is that they also run their shows on a certain theme, be it paranoia, conspiracy, hate, whatever it is.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    hey dudes check this out, Glenn Beck's reaction:

    by DioxholsterReturns

    http://bit.ly/aLyFJ7 <p> pretty hilarious dont you think?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:01 a.m. CST

    THAT RALLY IS GONNA BE SPONSORED BY PEPSI

    by DioxholsterReturns

    MCDONALDS AND APPLE

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Beck and the racist sects of the tea party are morons...

    by Alientoast

    ...but like the show said, so are the liberals who scream the exact same things, except mirrored against the other side. Idiots get too much screen time and it's easy to get caught up in their flood of verbal diarrhea.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Okay, so no longer impartial...

    by HulkSmashNow

    So, Stewart and Colbert are admitting that they are left-wing now. Okay, yet another reason not to waste my time watching that shit.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Beck and Palin are just entertainers, too

    by ebolamonkey

    They've got TV shows, book deals, and giant speaking fees. A couple days after his rally Beck unveiled his news website (that was quite a coincidence). They're in it for the money, they're already hooked on it, and the path they've taken is far easier than actually doing something.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Tea Party is a joke

    by DioxholsterReturns

    cant believe it took a black president in the white house to get these white trash outside their trailers.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    FlandersBum - A similar estimate was made by ABC News

    by TheKiller7

    Based on the Washington D.C. fire department estimate. But something tells me you rather believe the bullshit numbers MSNBC came up with. Funny, considering only in this particular case, will you believe anything MSNBC had to say. The rest of the time their a Liberal propaganda machine that's full of shit. But this time the Conservatives DID believed MSNBC... and only because the cable channel did something Fox News does all the time: they pulled numbers out of their ass. You guys love to be lied to. You live for that shit.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Glenn Beck's rally achieved nothing anyway

    by DioxholsterReturns

    nothing but a media stunt.i love how CNN/msnbc didnt know what to make of it. they were reporting it as though they were reporting something that happened in Iran or some foreign country.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Think what you want...

    by Ender's Jeesh

    Just remember; If you're not a Democrat in your 20's you have no heart. If you're not a Republican in your 30's you have no brain. But rather than beat my head against the wall trying to speak common sense to those who have none, I will choose to simply let you age, experience, and realize what douchebags they ALL are, but especially whiny liberal Democrats who preach tolerance but have none for those whose viewpoints differ.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Hercules... don't be a moron.

    by nemov

    You can't be surprised that people are mocking your crowd number source. You went and cherry picked the lowest possible number you could find. Honestly who cares? During ObamaMania in 2008 the President was greeted by thousands at every stop. Then PalinMania struck and she was greeted by thousands. Huge crowds don't prove anything. There's 300 million people in this country. Getting a 100,000 together isn't a big deal. I'm sure there's enough hipster dufuses out there who think they're being cool by attending the event. I'm sure they'll feel even better decades from now when they're living in the dystopian future brought on by decades of apathetic voting. There's simply no way a young person today can vote for "progressives." Both parties are bankrupting our future. GOP is bad and Democrats are committed to making it worse.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful...

    by BryonMorrigan

    Why do you keep including Seth MacFarlane as a "Conservative?" Other people have already pointed out that he's a Liberal Democrat. What's next? Are you going to "claim" Janeane Garofalo is a Conservative as well? (Kinda like Beck extolling Thomas Paine as a Christian...LOL.)

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Ender's Jeesh...

    by BryonMorrigan

    Ahh yes, I KNEW it would be coming! The new mantra of the Right: You're not "tolerant," because you are intolerant of my racist/sexist/homophobic/religiously-intolerant views! Let me go ahead and call the WAAAAAAMMMBULANCE for you on that one.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I'm a lefty...

    by Tigger Tales

    but I eat and play guitar right handed.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    BryonMorrigan is a genius voice of our timet!

    by gurugurugaijin

    We need to impliment 'two wrongs make the Left right'! Then we won't need witty comebacks OR actual justification for our beliefs!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful...

    by chiwrtr72

    you should change your name to saurontheblahblahblah The "quality" of Herc's reporting is fine. He used a 3rd party for crowd numbers - a firm that actually publicized it's basis for the numbers unlike the other organizations including MSNBC. I suppose my heart should be gladdened that geekdom straddles both the left and right as proved by this talkback. Instead it's just sad to see the hyperventilating of the right.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    A very serious question

    by PeanutButterSlut

    How come the right wing nuts vote for policies that fuck them over? <p> I mean, most people that attended the Beck rally were poor/out of work and on American Socialist programs like unemployment/medicare. Some of them may have also have been underinsured, or perhaps had no job or insurance. <p> But they want to rally together to make sure they will never have Jobs or Insurance? <p> I dont get it.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The spirit of the KKK....

    by smokie

    Lies in Glenn Beck's nutsack as chrrrrriismmm tries to suck it out of his cack!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Hey conservatives

    by Sixtyhurts

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Hey you--yeah you Conservatives:

    by Sixtyhurts

    My patience has worn out. Lick my sweaty ball sack, assholes.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Tea Prty = A sequel of George Wallace's Segregation rallies

    by TheKiller7

    True. Look it up. The whole "Wake Up America" is actually a cry for the "silent majority" (read: whites conservatives) to "TAKE AMERICA BACK" from the "mongrels". The same old shit from back in the 60's.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Were any of you in Washington for the Beck rally?

    by fuldamobil

    Because I was. Not to attend the rally, but I work in D.C. and was at the mall that day. Having seen plenty of these things, I have to say, there wasn't much more than 100,000 people there. Not that it really matters that much. I would think we'd hear a lot more crowing from Beck if it actually was close to half a million, which there's no way it was.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    PeanutButterSlut ---- it makes sense actually

    by DioxholsterReturns

    those poor white trash love capitalism over big government because they value freedom. freedom to own guns, to practice religion, to home-school, to drink and eat whatever as long as it aint pot (contradictory yes) and most of all have the dream of owning a business or farm without government taxing them. Whatever its just ideology, whether they are rich or poor thats what they believe in. They are uneducated, fat, paranoid, over-patriotic, believe that Jesus will save them. This all goes back to the civil war when the south rebelled against the Union north. This all got settled now of course, but the division is still there.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Colbert's deformed rally

    by Shalako

    He promises to have PUNISH ME, I'M AMERICAN tattooed above his rectum as he plays the Star - Spangled Banner on Rachel Maddows' strap-on. His only condition is that she be wearing it at the time. I hope everyone will support them at the rally. They have a right to scream their brand of liberal fundamentalism. The right does it so why not the left-wing fringe. Make sure if you go to pick up your PUNISH ME, I'M AMERICAN T-shirts. Proceeds will go to the Obama family Tahiti vacation fund. So dig deep!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I watch Glenn Beck show for insight though

    by DioxholsterReturns

    within his stupid rants there is some valid arguments he makes. O'Reilly is the most fair though, piety he lost his flare when Beck entered fox.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I Predict

    by MarkWhittington

    I predict lots of drug abuse, fist fights, and mountains of trash left behind.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I want Colbert to run for president against Sarah Palin in 2012!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    that would be orgasmic

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Stupid idea, guys...

    by BizarroJerry

    The satirical view of politics is one thing, but this event is taking Stewart and Colbert too far into actual politics. They should be observing this stuff for the sake of their comedy, not actually getting involved.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    WOODSTOCK BABY!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i hate those fucks, i shoot these hippies & goths if i could.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Limbaugh vs. Beck

    by BizarroJerry

    Based on some observation, Limbaugh is obnoxious and often a jerk. Beck, meanwhile, strikes me as a crazy person.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    BizarroJerry--- WE POSTED AT SAME TIME!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    ARE YOU FROM AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE????

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    BizarroJerry---- ARE YOU MY SOULMATE??

    by DioxholsterReturns

    DID THE THE UNIVERSE BRING US TOGETHER?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    If you are under 40 and agree with Beck/Palin/O'Donnell

    by terry1978

    I don't know what to tell you, man. I really don't/

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Actually news agencies vs. shit people can post as fact

    by shutupfanboy

    Wikipedia can be a good resource, but the fact any jerk-off can throw something to one of their entries makes invalid. Even University of Phoenix thinks they are a joke and won't let students use them as references. That should tell you something. I'll go with the close to 100,000. Which is what the Tea Party usual gets. I also love the GOP counting their chickens before they are cooked. The big surprise for the fall is the amount of failed seats the GOP could have had. They will get seats, but the closer we get to November, the more we will see the Tea Party people start losing their minds to the pressure and dirt about them. Also, the fact some of them like CT is just not electable.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    fanboy says Tea Partiers want change.

    by Subtitles_Off

    No they don't. They want fantasy. They want Grampa Reagan and blankets and cheap beer at Wal-Mart.<P>They're just a bunch of whining morons who want someone to put some ointment on their boo-boos.<P>It's time to face facts, America.<P>You're a big country.<P>You're never gonna get rid of all the trash. It just moves where there ain't no gays or brown people. And then it whimpers. It locks its doors, cuddles with its guns and bitches. On Sunday, it prays to Jesus.<P>He fukken HATES Sundays!<P>I can't wait for Sara Palin to try and run for President. She might embarrass herself right into office. After all, politics is entertainment. There's no room for public service in it.<P>Glenn Beck...I've never wished more for somebody's gay sex tape to go viral.<P>Colbert and Stewart should get Springsteen to play "Born In The U.S.A." at their party. And, have some geese handlers send a flock over.<P>"Look, geese! It's a sign from God!"<P>"It's just geese."<P>"But, they're in a V formation! V for Peace."<P>"V for, 'Hey all you dumb geese behind me, we're going this way.'"<P>"Liberal!"<P>"Retard."<P>"Um, well, ah, you got me there."

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    The Washington DC Fire Department, Tea-Baggers.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Fewer than 100,000 people.<P>You telling me you wanna argue with The Heroes of America?<P>It looked like the crowd was larger because the uneducated are statistically much fatter.<P>That's a fact, too.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful...

    by BryonMorrigan

    You believe "history" lessons coming from uneducated dropouts like Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh...but you get all offended when someone else gets their information from Dr. Rachel Maddow...who has a Ph.D. in politics from Oxford? I suppose, in your crazy backwards world, that I should visit my mechanic for medical advice as well? Or hire a lawyer to cut my lawn?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, and...

    by BryonMorrigan

    ...the sheer amount of homophobic and sexist remarks coming from the Conservatives on this TB...says more than anything about their true feelings. And whenever they bring up Obama, you always see the racism coming from a mile away. But no, they aren't intolerant, uneducated rednecks or anything. Not at all. Jeez.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    BryonMorrigan....

    by RedChief

    Just because someone has a degree doesn't make them intelligent. Obama proves that every day.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Keep up the hate

    by Appalachian

    Keep up the hate right wingers. You are just getting people like me to vote who normally do not. I know all this hateful crap you all are spouting, and the "we are the (only) people" rhetoric has motivated me and many others who normally do not vote to do so this year.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Regarding Degrees

    by DeeJay

    RedChief... you may want to share your advice with Christine "lie about my academic credentials" O'Donnell's supporters, you know? One of those supporters is Governor Palin, and you just "might" be able to locate her email address. Or, at least, *one* of her email addresses. By the way... President Obama doesn't have a degree. He has two, with one being a Bachelors and another being a professional degree. Yet, I wouldn't be surprised if that's simply a "minor" detail in your eyes. Seriously, I can appreciate anyone with socially or fiscally conservative views. What I find laughable is the notion that so many people can find so much value in Glen Beck's chicanery.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    NBC Political Reporter Domenico Monterero???

    by Bramton1

    Damn, how did I miss this? He used to be my boss at the Asbury Park Press. He was at my wedding!<p>Good for him.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Sour Grapes...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I can only imagine the anguish on this website after Nov. 2...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Mass suicides would

    by Philbert

    not be objected to if you libtards decide to do so after the elections.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I see the AICN haters are out in full force today

    by RPLocke

    Dissing Lord of the Rings, hating The Town, really, do you people like anything except for Blade Runner?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    RedChief

    by BryonMorrigan

    Um, yeah. Actually, one generally has to have a certain level of intelligence in order to obtain a degree, particularly a Doctorate from a well-respected and difficult to get into institution like Oxford. And it's even more important when that degree is in, you know...POLITICS, as it pretty much solidifies Maddow as being the most educated person on TV in regards to that particular subject. <br> <br> In contrast, you have guys like Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh, all three of which DROPPED OUT of college without getting a degree, and whose only real life experiences have been in regards to BROADCASTING. IOW, they're certainly qualified to discuss matters like say, traffic reports, and run radio sweepstakes for "Caller #9," but nobody with an ounce of sense would assume that they were anywhere nearly as knowledgeable regarding politics and government as a PhD in the subject.<br><br> It's also quite telling that the party whose major spokespeople are so uneducated is also the party that shows such disdain for "intellectuals" (Read: SMART PEOPLE).<br><br> Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, and their ilk are just so utterly ashamed of their inability to obtain academic success that they take it out on those who are smarter than they are. They're nothing more than the "stupid jock" character from a John Hughes movie, giving the nerd a wedgie and calling him a "fag." And really, that's about all that Conservative rhetoric really boils down to...as can be seen by reading any Conservative responses on this TB.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    And regards to all of the "Wait until Nov!" stuff...

    by BryonMorrigan

    It's almost statistically impossible for Republicans to control the Senate. If you actually read ALL the polls, without commentary, you'd see this. (Try places like RealClearPolitics for this info...) <br><br> Republicans could conceivably win the House...but so? How will any of this change anything? Republicans have blocked almost everything of merit from happening using that most WAAAAAAMBULANCE of techniques, the "Filibuster." You think anything will actually change if the margins of Republicans to Democrats changes slightly? What utter silliness. <br><br> But no matter what...if even a single seat goes from Democrat to Republican...(even if the Dems retain both majorities)...Fox News will be proclaiming a victory for Conservatism and act like something huge has changed. (See entries under "Scott Brown, et. al.")

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Easy A not reviewed why???

    by DioxholsterReturns

    did i miss it?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Christine O'Donnell = anti-masturbation

    by Hercules

    Most unpopular platform plank EVER.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Herc shes clearly into the nasty fetish stuff

    by DioxholsterReturns

    dont ever believe a conservative when they talking about sex.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Herc

    by BryonMorrigan

    ...and I can't wait for the inevitable porn-movie backlash, the plot of which will involve her anti-masturbation stance making her turn into some kind of crazed nymphomaniac. Mark my words. It _will_... happen.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    but i'd rather fuck O'Donnell and Palin

    by DioxholsterReturns

    haw about you guys? which Tea Partyier would you like to Teabag?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    fuldamobil is right. As someone who lives in the DC area...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...I can tell you that there were probably no more than 100K people there. Sure, there are variances when you take into account the actual attendees vs. curiosity seekers, tourists, and so forth. However, there was what we in the area call, "A Lot of Green". Meaning that anyone who has attended DC rallies in the past kind of gets the feel for their magnitude and can spot the open spaces on the Mall.<P>So, when you consider that Michelle Bachman began lying about the size of the crowd THAT DAY, I have to laugh at those who vehemently defend the larger crowd estimates (300K-500K) whose totals are derived from dubious methods.<P>The best part about the rally was the word on the street in DC. Most people were confused as to what the message was supposed to be. They went there thinking they were going to get a healthy dose of Tea Pary/Anti-Obama red meat. Instead...they got an evangelical sermon served up with some Sarah Palin military cocksucking.<P>"Restoring honor" by "returning America to God"? Thomas Jefferson would have been appalled.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    When she talked about masturbation she wanted it so bad

    by DioxholsterReturns

    shes such a bad girl

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Yo CHOPPAH!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    WTF are you? Can't believe you're not weighing in on this TB...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    McGooCain

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Make no mistake, these Tea Partiers (their quibbles about spending & debts aside) want to legislate from the Bible. It's exactly what folks like Jefferson spoke and wrote against. Infusing government with the doctrine of religion actually curbs the liberty of its citizens. You'd think these so-called "conservatives" would realize this...especially since their always going off about their freedom and so on.<P>No, "returning America to God" sounds more like a rallying call for a Theocracy to me.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Tea Baggers = The Islamic Fundamentalists

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    of the West.<BR><BR>Pretty ironic, huh?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    In fact, more specifically...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Tea bagger leaders like Palin and Beck would like to the tea party to become the Taliban of America.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I dont take the Tea Party seriously

    by DioxholsterReturns

    they are a joke people comon, they aint real. Its just a Facebook group thats all.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    If Betty White joins the Tea Party, it's over.

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Diox

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Would that it was true...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The intolerance of tolerance

    by Shalako

    The left-wing fundamentalist fringe groups have a right to their religion too. The book of Barack gives them HOPE. Support them. They're white devils also, but by supporting a black president and the homosexual agenda, they feel less guilty and their lives take on profound meaning. That's good. They're always fair and right and wise and white and the race card is their calling card. So, support the left wing fundamentalists as much as the right. Their love for everyone who agrees with them is intoxicating. Drink deeply of their cool-aid. Attend their rally. And remember to buy a T-shirt, an Obama vacation in Tahiti won’t happen without...your...support!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    You wingnuts really don't do political sarcasm well.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Too subtle for closed minds I'd guess. Reminds me of the mid 90s when Limbaugh had his swiftly aborted tv show. Man, that was the most hilarious, Cracker-Barrel studio audience of rubes I've ever seen. Made Jerry Springer studio audiences look cultured in comparison.<BR><BR>

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Shalako = Exhibit A

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    The exact kind of ad-hominem snark that the right claims it doesn't engage in.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    No one gives a damn about religion not even Tea Party

    by DioxholsterReturns

    they just ride on their religion thing to spearhead their views, no one actually believes that God gives a cent about whether a person is homo or not.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    masturbation is definitely a sin

    by DioxholsterReturns

    at least thats what i tell myself every morning. thou shall not touch the forbidden fruit.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    "Homosexual Agenda"

    by BryonMorrigan

    Anyone who has ever seriously used that phrase has basically said to the world, "Hey look at me! I'm a Klan-Member!" When did StormFront decide to invade AICN?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Gosh, this is a very long TB

    by Psychonaut

    Being British, I don't really understand American politics. It seems to involve a lot of shouting and fake tan. We like to do things more sedately, with a little shabby-genteel corruption, and some funny wigs. However, given that there's always the risk that you lot might get carried away someday, and accidentally extinguish all life on the planet, I've recently decided to try and take an interest, even if its only to gauge how worried I should be. I can't do much that's constructive beyond that. I haven't even got a garden to dig a bomb shelter in. So, it seems to me, as near as I can work out, American politics seems to be a perpetual spat between two groups. These groups are roughly the same size, which is why the spat has been going on for so long. Neither group's core positions are fundamentally unreasonable, which probably explains why you've only had one civil way. Both groups have got an entertainingly wacky fringe. We don't get to see much of the wacky Democrat fringe in the UK. Probably because they aren't as funny. The stereotype that appears to be propounded is that they are the sort of people who would, given the chance, sink the entire US GDP into funding an interpretative dance collective staffed entirely by tetraplegic lesbians. This is obviously quite funny, but is, sort of, at least congruent with the basic values of the party, merely amplified to a ludicrous extent. What I can't work out is the connection between the Republicans and religious lunatics. Near as I can see, the Republicans core values are that people should stand on their own two feet, that business, trade, and capitalism are good, and that government should be as small as possible. I just don't see the connection between that and people who believe that the earth is only a few thousand years old, that the Theory of Evolution is responsible for the Holocaust and stuff like that. I mean, these people are just dim. I sort of figured that the key appeal of the Republicans was that they were hard-headed realists who weren't taken in by the let's-all-hold-hands-and-sign-we-are-the-world antics of the Democrats. I can't see the connection between that position and being, well, a mental who thinks Jesus lives in his sock drawer and has told him how to cure gays. Can anyone explain? I ask because some of these people seem to be doing quite well in your election-y things at the moment, and I've always been of the view that people who genuinely believe that the Rapture will follow a terrible apocalypse should never be placed in a position where they could realistically try and find out whether they're right or not.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns - Jut tell yourself this about masturbation..

    by TheKiller7

    ...any time you're feeling sinful about masturbation, just think this "I'M HAVING SEX WITH SOMEONE I LOVE". And away goes the guilty-ness.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Psychonaut - Oh shush... you guys got the BNP

    by TheKiller7

    And I've seen you guys go at yourselfs like chimps. So quit feeling superior.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    TeabaggerHarry---- I got yeah

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i know what youre getting at.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Monroville

    by hst666

    The Left has something called integrity. They won't have corporate sponsors bussing people in. Nor will they need to count all the people who just happen to be on the lawn that day as they are all the time in Summer.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    but masturbation is wrong for two reasons: lust & gay

    by DioxholsterReturns

    im doing it with a guy who is me. Ewwwwwww! disgusting!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Jameswest,

    by hst666

    I will bet you $100 that Stewart and Colbert combined will exceed Beck's numbers. Individually maybe not as they draw from a largely overlapping audience. But I guaran-fucking-tee Stewart and Colbert will draw more people than Beck did and they won't have to count lookie-loo's and corporate shills to achieve those numbers.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns - your hand is not gay

    by TheKiller7

    Unless it wanks some other dick that's not yours.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    O'donnell says her beliefs have matured

    by Philbert

    You should really try and keep up herc. The latest Libtard meme is that O'donnell is a homphobe, even though her lesbian sister says that is not true. Also O'Donnell is a witch!! or a least dabled in Withcraft!! Which, if she was an idiot libtard, Herc would be here screaming about what a great person she is.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    OH Christine O'Donnell! come save me from my sinful ways!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    help me ejaculate without resorting to masturbation!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    fanboy71 has zero sense of humor

    by hst666

    that is all.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    i had a hippie teacher who showed us her diaphragm birth control

    by DioxholsterReturns

    not long ago in high school. i dont was that weird or normal? she also showed us her husband's condoms. I thought it was weird especially considering her daughter was among the classmates.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    O'Donnell is a dyke

    by hst666

    who buries herself in religion like so many in the closet priests. She's really kind of sad. It is telling that the majority of Republican women are such airheads.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    TeaBaggerHarry

    by Psychonaut

    Yeah, we've got the BNP, but they're a fringe independent party. Sort of like the Libertarians, only Nazis. They've got a few seats on local councils, and are presently in the process of disintegrating into an unsightly mess of power struggles and splinter groups. If the Tory party started fielding candidates that were BNP members, then I'd be worried. It still doesn't answer my question though. What is the connection between a party of sensible, hard-headed capitalists and religious mental cases? I still can't work it out.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    So does God want women to not masturbate?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    and men can do whatever they want? because how can a 13 year old boy not?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    It's just as well...

    by jorson28

    One side is made up of unintentional comedians, the other of intentional - neither of whom have the sense to really restore STABILITY. It's not Republicans or Democrats anymore - it's Fascists or Communists. This is what we get for our insatiable appetites, taking freedoms for granted and only voting with a conspiracy theorist's overview of history in mind.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    She wants women to not have sex?

    by RPLocke

    Sounds like a lesbo.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Is watching pr0n wrong?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    or is watching Glee wrong?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Psychonaut - We're still working on that one

    by TheKiller7

    You Euros don't mix religion with politics much. That's how it should be. We are still trying to work that one out.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    we should not follow Euro example

    by DioxholsterReturns

    they are a mess in all accounts. Their system can never work here at all.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Is having sex with Female Robots wrong?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    one with spectacular looking breasts and doesnt talk much?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    AICN invaded by right-wingnut assholes...

    by Bill Clay

    Really, when did these fascist teabaggers start taking over the talkbacks? I thought this crowd was smarter than that.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Book of Barack

    by Shalako

    Don't be upset. It's okay. I'm here to tell you not to be afraid. I know you're angry because you've backed yourself into the corner of hypocrisy. Here, (extends hand) come out of the dark and have some fruit. Frrruit. Can you say fruit? No? Well, let's at least get some napkins and see about cleaning up that puddle and getting you some dry trousers. I'm patting you on the head because I'm giving you my approval. You're both good boys. Yes, good! Goooood. Can you say good too? No? Well the book of Barack says you're both good, even though ye be white devils of limited capacity for rational thought. But the book of Barack also says not to let facts get in the way and to use the word TOLERANCE as your great and mighty shield. Hide behind it when things get rough. Now, go forth and do the work of a left-wing fundamentalist. So sayeth Barack!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    US needs to get rid of the old farts from 40's,50's, 60's

    by TheKiller7

    Because they carry too much baggage with them. They grew up in another America. A segregated America. And they keep trying to get the country to go back to that America. Thus the teabagger's mantra "WAKE UP AMERICA" and "TAKE BACK AMERICA" you see and hear at their rallies. These guys lived their life and it's time they let younger generations live theirs. Just move on already, ye old farts!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    there are plenty of young conservatives around

    by DioxholsterReturns

    comon its better than being a liberal

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I don`t understand why right-wingers don`t like Stewart

    by smackfu

    He calls ALL politicians on their bullshit, not just the ones on the right. He even frequently makes fun of, and criticizes Obama. You show me some clips of Glenn Beck or Bill O`reilly calling out Republicans the same way they call out Democrats, and THEN I`ll consider the possibility that your entire party isn`t just a bunch of angry hypocrites.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    There will always be young conservatives

    by hst666

    as there will always be the ignorant, the stupid, and the irrational idealogues.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    AMERIKA UBER ALLES!!!

    by Bill Clay

    How long will it be before Palin and the teabaggers start putting on their Brown Shirts and blaming the economic crisis on the Jews and the lazy minorities? Or maybe "liberals" is their code word for Jews? <p> Ain't it fun watching history repeat itself?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Newsflash- O'Donnell is a witch (literally)

    by Carl's hat

    Funny if it wasn't so sad. The woman attended Satanic rituals. Not that far different from the Tea Party now I guess.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns

    by Psychonaut

    What system is that? France is a republic, Spain is a constitutional monarchy, Italy basically has no funtioning government at all, Germany is a republic too, Belgium is another constitutional monarchy and the UK doesn't even have a system. It's a constitutional monarchy without a constitution. We make it up as we go along. There reason the Euro system wouldn't work in the states is because there is no "Euro system", and fictional things are remarkably bad at running countries.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    im waiting for O'Donnell sex tape to leak

    by DioxholsterReturns

    showing her in a threesome.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    thats why i said we shouldnt follow Euro trash

    by DioxholsterReturns

    comon guys be cool

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    What can Liberal CA do with $2 million?

    by BW91961

    I don't hate most liberals. I just feel sorry for them. It's a disease. I just think if we can continue to squeeze all the Liberals into California they will eventually kill each other off. I like how California's Public works and transportation took $111,000,000 of taxpayer money and created a GRAND TOTAL OF 55 jobs. Guess what? You Lefties will go right back to the polls and put the same people back in office. Liberals are laughable. Jon Stewart isn't horrible he doesn't bother me. I love how people such as Glenn Beck upset you so much. So many blogs dedicated to taking down and dicrediting a single person instead of preparing for November or trying to repair California's economy. The Right has faith in each other and in God. Whether you believe in God or not you can't deny MOST people of faith are good caring people. We care for each other instead if worrying about are carbon footprint. That's another thing. What makes the Left think they can go toe to toe with mother nature. If the globe is warming do you honestly think you can stop it by purchasing overpriced green products. The green products are sold by greedy f*ckers like yourself because they know you will by it. I dare anyone on the Left to watch one week of Beck and tell me you don't understand why he does what he does and why we listen to him (most of the time) I watch Matthews and Olberman once per week just to make sure I'm getting the full story about certain issues. I have yet to be impressed. The Left won't watch Beck because they fear the truth the fear the Lefts true past and they fear this movement they blow off as redneck or white rallies. BTW video can be found of Black Beck supporters in the link below. This is how I know the Left never check their facts. Please watch the video. A scrawny white liberal decides to bring up religion to this with the black conservative. And I swear to god I quote this kid. "You should be Muslim!" There is something very wrong in this country but it Isn't Beck. Start looking at each other to find the answer. I respect a lot of Democrats and people on the left. The ones who know their facts and history. They have all but given up on their major leaders. Also talk about talking points I can't have an intelligent political conversation with a Liberal without them bringing Beck up. Give me a break. You guys give him more credit than I DO!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Even Glenn Beck knows religion is BS

    by TheKiller7

    but still a good way to make yourself a demigod on Earth. With ppl throwing money and women at you. Nothing has changed much since the times of the Romans.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Bill Clay

    by jorson28

    Do you even know what the difference between Fascisism and Communism really is? Did it ever occur to you that the Nazi Party started out as THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY, and that many of the Germans duped by Hitler were the sort of European Jews that later fled to America and, 20+ years later, were suspected of being Communist spies and helpers by Senator McCarthy and others? Do you honestly think that a Fascist regime would have no centralized government and let all forms of trade go unchecked - or that a Communist one would let you practice any religion you want (or TOLERATE multiculturalism and NOT lie to suit the "state") and give you a CHOICE of people to succeed the former national leader that doesn't have the exact same idealogical perspective? If you don't know the difference, it's probably because, in practice, there's hardly any difference at all. At best, a difference might be that a Fascist regime would adopt some sense of religious and cultural supremacy, and be quicker to prove that supremacy through military conquest, whereas a Communist one - historically known to become pretty militaristic itself - would try to eliminate any semblance of religiosity or multiculturalism as a means of ensuring their idea of "equality" and stability amongst the proletariat / working class (i.e., everyone not in the government). But that's the whole idea here - whether it's EXTREME right-wingers thinking we should be a Christian theocracy with no taxation, or EXTREME leftists thinking all rich people are evil and Christianity should be outlawed - neither side represents the Constitution, if they even really know what it says. That said, you sound like you're probably one of those that smiled when Clinton wanted to extend the term-limit of the Presidency in 1999 & 2000, but still calls Bush imperialistic and dictatorial, 2 years out of office. If you really think a Socialist agenda is any better than a Fascist, and will result in a freer, more fair-minded nation, then you've got no more room to talk about "fascist teabaggers" than I would have to talk about "Communist"-leftist-Marxist Democrats.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Correction

    by jorson28

    Correcting a stupid typo, "Fascisism" should have been "Fascism."

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    BW91961 - Get your head out of California's ass

    by TheKiller7

    You think that shit only happens in "Liberal" CA? Fuuuuck. And only with Dems? Get out of here. Remember the "Bridge to Nowhere"?. Guess where that happened and who were responsible. Nuff said.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Bill Clay

    by Philbert

    Right wingers "invade" the talkbacks on weekends, when they are enjoying a day off and would like to fuck with lazy welfare recipients like you, you fucking tool. And by the way, talk backs get smarter when the right wingers flood in. Also, it's the left that are the anti-Semites. See: Europe. You are a simple fucking idiot.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I wish I could be in DC...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...because the event will prove to be a helluva better party that Beck's convention of mobility scooter-riders was.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Last time I vist this site

    by BW91961

    I think Liberals are scared of the Bible like you say the Right are scared of homosexuals. BTW, This place used to be a great site. but now I have to look at all this political crap and it just makes me sick. Don't you think we here it enough these days. People here the crap all day then when we try to check some movie and TV news we get more of it. Dark Horizons is my new spot. I'm a conservative. I don't mind Liberals I really don't but MOST of them on here are so dumb and uneducated that I'm sure most are 9/11 Truthers. BTW here are those links I promised. i shouldn't have to post these links you people should be smart enough to seek the truth on your own. www.theblaze.com get informed people. Or just by a book on American History learn how this country was formed and grew into a true Cinderella Story and the greatest and most powerful nation in the world. prove me wrong but i wont be back anyways so have fun. Keep learning your history from Oliver Stone movies and believing every minute of it. So long folks! See you in the potato line. VIDEO OF BLACK CONSERVATIVE AND AINTITCOOL.COM LIBERAL http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdkUIr4z8z ARTICLE ABOUT LIBERAL CALIFORNIA'S WASTEFUL SPENDING http://foxandhoundsdaily.com/blog/joel-fox/7847-la-stimulates-few-jobs

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Um. Eh?

    by Psychonaut

    Did someone just characterise an entire continent as both left-wing and anti-semetic? That sounds a bit silly.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    So will the Democrats lose just the House or the Senate as well?

    by FlandersBum

    Hard to say. Obama has pissed off the country pretty good and done a lousy job with his "Summer of Recovery". Should be pretty historic loses by the Democrats. I'm guessing both the House and Senate are lost causes.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    shoulda voted for McCain

    by DioxholsterReturns

    no tea party, no glenn beck.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Um. Yeah

    by Philbert

    Almost as silly as labeling the entire tea party as racist and homphobic. Only, the tea party doesn't stand around picking thier ass while an entire group of people is sent to the gas chambers. and then blame that group everytime their is an economic downturn. Again, see: Europe

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    "Again, see: Europe"

    by Bill Clay

    Again, see another ignorant statement.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    HA!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Quote: "Dr. Michael Savage.....you know the guy who actually did a decade of field work to earn his doctorates in botany and nutritional sciences..."<P>HOLY FUCK.<P>Next thing you'll be trotting out is how Ted Nugent's misogynist rock and hunting skills are somehow better for the economy.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    47 percent of europeans polled believe

    by Philbert

    that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their native country. 40 percent of them believe that Jews have too much control of financial markets. and bill clay believes that his head is actually useful for something other than keeping rain out of his neck.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    "American History...a true Cinderella Story"

    by Bill Clay

    American fascism, by definition, became possible once the inhabitants of the Colonies began to see themselves as other than ordinary Englishmen who happened to reside on the other side of the Atlantic. They had to become an identity group. That self-perception solidified, at least among the disaffected, as soon as friction arose between the two populations, culminating in the War for Independence. Victory arrived with all of the fascist accoutrements, tribal symbols, a self-glorifying national narrative and, of course, a flag.<p> However, those who had the responsibility of fashioning the new nation were an unusual assembly of highly educated, sophisticated people (mostly lawyers) who were well aware of the dangers the fledgling republic was facing - not external dangers, but internal ones. Much consideration went into creating obstacles to giving birth to what we are calling a fascist state. But the seeds had already been planted; America's development was dependent on the processes of genocide and slavery.<p> If one overlooks American poaching in Canada and Florida and similar early adventures, one could say that it was pretty much a done deal once the Republic engaged in its first full-blown war of international aggression, which resulted in the acquisition of the northern half of Mexico. Not too much later, the United States proclaimed itself a full-blown Imperialist power in the European tradition with its conquest of the Spanish territorities of the Phillipines, Cuba and Puerto Rico, while at the same time grabbing Hawaii from its indigenous population.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Standing around picking their ass?

    by Psychonaut

    Seriously, you want to go there? Given that standing around picking its ass is exactly what the States did for the first three years of that war and is precisely what it would have continued to do if the Japanese hadn't bombed Pearl Harbour, I'd have thought you might have been a little more circumspect in your views. Also, Europe isn't blaming Jews for the current economic recession. Mostly, we seem to be blaming banks and, for some reason, muslims.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    BW91961

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Quote: "You guys give him more credit than I DO!"<P>And maybe that's the problem: the failure of common sense conservatives to police their own. But after being humiliated and caught with their pants down after Bush and the Iraq War, they're apparently willing to give anything a voice in the hopes of putting their party back in power.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    70 percent of Americans polled believed...

    by Bill Clay

    ...that Iraq attacked us on 9/11, at the start of the Iraq War. Of course now that Bush's lie has been exposed, all you flag waving righties who stood around picking your asses while we needlessly killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis (and thousands of US soldiers) are strangely silent about your guilt.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Bill Clay----- you know a better country than USA?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i want to know, tell me of a country that valued freedom to its citizens and other countries as much as US did.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Obama ≠ Hitler

    by Philbert

    Hitler was a psychopath and a mass murderer. Obama is just a socialist who forces unwanted spending programs on the American people and put the unites states 13 billion dollars in debt. Perspective.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    USA is ranked 18th in the Democracy Index...

    by Bill Clay

    I'll give you the Top 5, you can google the rest if you really want to open your eyes...<p> 1. Sweden<p> 2. Norway<p> 3. Iceland<p> 4. Netherlands<p> 5. Denmark<p>

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    America was a gift to the world

    by DioxholsterReturns

    before the US, the world was unmerciful to each other, Empire after Empire to no end. We live in good times people, thank Uncle Sam for that.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    And by 13 billion I mean

    by Philbert

    13 Trillion dollars. Bill Clay, if you weren't such an ignorant slut, you would know that the USA is not a democracy, it is a representative republic.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Politics.....

    by Quackfu

    Everyone who is bitching about the numbers at Beck's rally: who gives a shit. Germany in 1938 has taught us that a really bad idea can be supported by a lot of people. It isn't he numbers it is the message. Republican Concepts of Electioneering were well established by the mid 1970's by the late Lee Atwater. His concept was simple and effective: your rival isn't just wrong, he's evil and you should do anything to paint him as such. The day after Clinton was elected for the first time I saw friends with impeach Clinton pins. Since the bible thumpers would view precognition as wicked, I could only guess that this was a concerted effort to throw up any roadblock possible. We are one nation and have to get back to that. We have to stop this incessant demonization of the other. We do have to end the fear mongering and ginning up the uninformed. Maybe Stewert and Colbert are on the right track.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    @ teabaggerharry, MR nice and bill

    by BW91961

    WOW TEABAGGERHARRY that stupid bridge would have brought in much more tax money than your $2 million a piece jobs would have brought in. Bridge to nowhere = $398 million (only cost Americans $25 million when the funding was pulled). Hell LA could have created 199 jobs for the full price of the bridge. Which would have brought in...i don't know around $700,000 in tolls per year better than your 199 jobs in my opinion. BILL AND NICE you really are dumb liberals. let me ask you if the cops where on their way to your house to arrest you for possession of pot and you they broadcast it on the news that they will be there in 2 hours or so. Then lets say the ACLU stopped them and said they couldn't then after 2 more hours they decide ok lets go get this guy's pot. In four hours time of constant news coverage are you telling me you would be able to get rid of your bag!!! It took us months to get permission from congress to go over there. by that time only complete retards would have kept the weapons. They were destroyed or sold. Lets say there were no weapons. are you telling me the Iraq was a fucking happy ass place where everyone had freedoms etc. Was it cool that anytime Saddam's son needed to get his rocks off that he sent the Republican Guard to a junior or senior high school to pick up a 13 or 14 year old girl for him to have his way with. I bet she was thrilled. I'm sure she was stoned after that for acting like a slut. Women were raped over there then stoned for adultery. I guess that's no big deal to you guys. we should have minded our own business. Were you unaware that was going on over there on a daily fucking basis or do you Liberals get off on 13 year olds too. The ACLU loves to protect the rights over pedophiles like that. I bet 75% of NMBLA members are Liberal and or AINTITCOOL.com members. Let me pose the question straight forward to both BILL AND MR NICE for everyone to hear. Say the WMD were never there. If you were educated and had to read these stories every week about rapes the stoning of women and young girls and god knows what else. Combined with the constant refusal for UN inspections would you really not want to kill that SOB? Would you let his son keep raping schoolgirls? Would you let him rape your daughter. They would have to pry my hand off the red phone. ANSWER THE QUESTION or you could just dodge it like other Liberals. BTW type your lame response fast. Your NMBLA meeting starts in 30 minutes.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns must be trolling...

    by Bill Clay

    No one is that naive, are there?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I guess BW91961 didn't leave after all...

    by Bill Clay

    And to answer your question, there's a LOT of suffering and injustice going on in the world. The genocide in Africa makes Hussein's crimes pale into insignificance. Why aren't we helping those people if you want America to be the world's policeman?<p> Why did Bush and the Republicans chose to stage their illegal war in Iraq instead of helping more severely oppressed people in other countries? Answer that question before you run away again.<p> BTW, sorry to burst your Cinderella Story bubble, but you really need to educate yourself on American history.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Hilarity Ensues...

    by BryonMorrigan

    See, this is why it is impossible to have any meaningful debate with Conservatives. Let me break down sauronthepowerful's "logic" here:<br><br> Rachel Maddow is a political commentator. Her PhD from Oxford in POLITICS is irrelevant to commentating on POLITICS...for some, undisclosed reason.<br><br> Michael Savage, on the other hand, has a PhD from Berkely in Nutritional Ethnomedicine. Savage's doctorate is somehow more important to discussion of POLITICS because it has "tangible applications," and is therefore more applicable to the study of POLITICS than a doctorate of POLITICS.<br><br> Whatever brain malfunction or psychedelic drugs created such "logic" must be pretty strong indeed.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    those top 5 countries are weak

    by DioxholsterReturns

    they wouldve gotten invaded by a stronger country. plus they are democratic -if they really are-- by design, their population is small and meaningless. plus they are mostly uninvolved in everything, they are just suburbs.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    @ quakfu

    by BW91961

    I agree everyone should work togather and I think Stewart and colbert are funny and bringing up SUM good points. You seem smart enough to admit that Liberals are just as guilty of painting your enemy as evil. Like i said before I respect SUM liberal views. You have to be able to defend them. I don't respect Socialist practices in our republic. There is no question of that. There are numerous prominent liberals that agree that we are and they fully support moving America toward a Socialist state. I question this NEW AMERICA for two reasons. 1. Before The Federal Reserve and other Liberal ideas that changed this country at the beginning of the 20th century. WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE COUNTRY? 2. Why be more like other countries like the UK, Spain, China, and GREECE? It doesn't seem to be working that well. Ask any Brit who has health problems. they hate it. BTW nobody give me any shit like "CHINA'S ECONOMY IS BOOMING" of course it is. If we were socialist and manipulating out currecny we would be blowing them out of the water Im sure. BUT AMERICA is a country for its people and ran by its people. But not for long. Check this out. Obama was quoting the Declaration of Indipendence the other day decided he could change the words because he is infallible. The line is supposed to read: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But Obama’s recitation left out an important part: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are crated equal. [Long Pause] Endowed with certain inalienable [sic] rights: life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” You really think your better than everyone else when you can just change a founding document anytime you feel necessary. I bet if Bush did this you would be calling for his resignation. This is only the beginning. Have fun with cap and trade and all the other surprises on their way. MR NICE AND BILL: "DAMN I MISSED MY NMBLA MEETING. OH WELL LETS GET THIS FREEDOM LOVING AMERICAN WHO WORKS HIS ASS OFF FOR HIS TWO KIDS THAT HE HAS FULL CUSTODY OF BECAUSE OF THEIR ALCOHOLIC LIBERAL MOTHER" Thank god for libreals or else i may not have me kids 24/7 Peace out bitches I'm going to the gun range. The kids and I will pray for you tonight.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    guys use < p > to paragraph without the spaces.

    by DioxholsterReturns

    make it easier for those wanting to read your posts.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    @ BryonMorrigan

    by BW91961

    Look you have nothing. All you can talk about are talk show hosts and pundits. You have made us all dumber from the last comment. You could have defended health care, cap and trade your president for the love of god and every single choice he has made since entering his term. Instead you talk about people that don't even matter. If you had any brains at all you would know that even with her PhD there are tons of people that could destroy her when it comes to American History and Constitutional Law and various other things. IF YOU think a PhD or a degree at all MAKE YOUR RIGHT or smarter than the average American you are narrow minded. This is exactly why I hate liberals. They believe the "Educated Elite" should make all the decisions instead of the stupid citizens. BYRON I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR PROVING MY POINT. If you have nothing to offer please stand clear. The kiddie table to right over there. you can sit next to TEABAGGERHARRY MR NICE AND BILL see if you guys can carpool to NMBLA together. You guys can plan to rape Maddow and then stone her for being a slut since you Liberals support those kinds of practices. CAN I GET A WITNESS! Ok im really leaving now bye peeps. i will pray for you too Bryon. hell i dont even go to church. weird huh. u will figure it out one day. maybe when you get you pubes. on second thought you may not want to sit next to those two.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    All these lame talk show hosts getting together

    by RPLocke

    Isn't that the White House Dinner?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Don't let the door hit your ass, BW91961 !

    by Bill Clay

    Of course you cut and run when you can't answer the hard questions. Why should you be any different than the other right-wingnuts?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I AM OFFICIALLY FUCKED OUT ON THESE RALLIES

    by J-Dizzle

    First, Beck-Palin. Next Stewart-Colbert. What's next? Betty White? Why don't you all take a dildo and shove it up your collective asses?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Thank god for college and Jon Stewart!

    by gurugurugaijin

    If it weren't for them I wouldn't know how much of a fucking nightmare our country was and the conspiracy of Conservatives against all races but white people! My eyes have been opened to the reality! I can't believe I used to think there was anything positive left in America!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    That's crazy talk!

    by gurugurugaijin

    Obama is the most popular President we've ever had! Just look at all he's done for us! Why, remember when he was elected and Harry posted a picture of him dressed as Superman?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Beck is a whacko

    by D.Vader

    Anyone who takes him seriously... I just don't see how anyone could trust him or her.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    @ BW91961

    by Quackfu

    I think you may have some issues outside of politics that are more pressing than this silly site. I truly wish you and your kids well. Nothing more important than that. Maybe that's what we should all remember and stow all this vitriol. As for quoting and misquoting important documents, the real origianl line was " life, liberty and the pursuit of property." It was taken almost in whole from.....Locke (?) I think. In any case Jefferson changed it....it happens. As for the Fed? part of the the New Deal. Kept crazy changes in interest from ripping apart the economy. Worked well in simplier times. So question of the week: How does a group of Comic/Movie geeks save the nation? Talk amongst yourselves.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Beck is to the extreme

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    on one side. then theres you fuckin idiots on the opposite end of the spectrum who dismiss him and utter "he's a wacko." This country has serious problems. maybe you should listen to some of what Beck is saying. while you're at it listen to Ron Paul too bitches, hes the one of the people that warned us about this economic collapse.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    the Federal Reserve is a private corporation

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    wake up. www.infowars.com

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    White devils

    by Shalako

    The book of Barack commands you to follow the fecal-scented road of tolerance. Liberal fundamentalism must be spread, like a hairy anus.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Don't be jealous

    by Shalako

    because my wit and writing skills are superior to yours. It's okay if you're a homosexual. We don't mind, really. Your anger over a guilty conscience is quite obvious to those of us here in reality. Don't be sad. Don't be mad. You're not well informed or amusing and you fancy yourself as quite the wit. It's just that, well, it's a hat that's too big for you. But I still pat you on the head and give you my approval. I validate your existence. Silly boy. Now wipe your tears. There, that's better, right everyone? Hey, that's so nice. We're all clapping for you. You're super!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Do not trust

    by ChocolateJeebus

    fat, be-spectacled, white, socialists too lazy to shave or get a real job. I think that counts out 9 out of 10 writers for this site. Oh, and McWeeny.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Do not trust

    by ChocolateJeebus

    a skinny cook.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Do not trust

    by ChocolateJeebus

    a libertarian who says he is a Christian.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Do not trust

    by ChocolateJeebus

    a President who promises to make your life better.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Do not trust

    by ChocolateJeebus

    a hippy who thinks that old people are bad and any channel that attracts them is clearly not to be trusted or taken seriously. We all know that the college crowd are a bunch of clear-thinking, down-to-Earth, level-headed, responsible folks who know how to make a country successful.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Do not trust

    by ChocolateJeebus

    an old person who says he/she can drive you to the airport and get you there on time.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Do not trust

    by ChocolateJeebus

    an entertainment reporter who espouses the political leanings of the people in charge of his beloved industry just so he can ingratiate himself into getting more interviews.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    THE TEA PARTY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE

    by Millard_Fillmore_Fatwah

    maybe you guys should take it down a notch.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    (sigh) it's funny how 80% of the elitism and hatred is coming fr

    by Monroville

    Must be the core audience of the website. Anyways: (1) the argument over the numbers of people is rather stupid, as there are photos (which I posted early in the TB) which show how many people were there. Judging by the photos themselves (as opposed to any biased right/left leaning sites), it appears that there are roughly 400 to 600K people there, being that the area around the reflecting pool holds 200K, and the open area to the left roughly 2 to 3 times more area, and is 80 to 90% full. Simply doing the math by the aerial pic, you get the rough number above. BTW, here is the pic again: <p> http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2010/08/Glenn%20Beck%20Rally%20Picture%20Guaranteed%20to%20Drive%20Media%20Crazy.jpg <p> Now lefties? It is pointless to argue what CBS or whoever posts as to the crowd count, as I can see the photo for myself and at the least make an educated guess as to the real number. You can impugn my education, but there is the photo. <p> Regardless, in the words of a much saner man that most here, why so serious? Let Stewart and Colbert have their shindig; some will go and some will watch, while some go masturbate to internet pornography. Comments will be made and life will go on... maybe (we'll find out in 2 years).

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    that would be.. from the left

    by Monroville

    And that comment about the left having integrity? BWAA HAA HAA Seriously, had to wipe some tears away there. Not arguing whether the right has more integrity or not, but we ARE talking about the same left that contains Nancy Pelosi (with the $18K a month office) and John Kerry and his whole "docking his yacht in New Hampshire (or something) to escape a capital gains type tax on the rich I think he even helped to pass"... not to mention Charles Rangel and Harry Reid, among others?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Or in even other words...

    by Monroville

    From Sarah Conner's waitress friend: "In a hundred years, who's gonna care?"

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Bill Clay

    by nyj_et

    Facism, National Socialism, the guys in brown shirts all have their roots in left-wing politics. Ignorant douchebag.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    DID YOU MISS THE PART WHERE I TOLD YOU CONSERVATIVE FUCKS TO LIC

    by Sixtyhurts

    'Cause you won't miss it now.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Hey conservatives:

    by Sixtyhurts

    DID YOU MISS THE PART WHERE I TOLD YOU CONSERVATIVE FUCKS TO LICK MY SWEATY BALL SACK? <p> 'Cause you won't miss it now.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Hey conservatives:

    by Sixtyhurts

    DID YOU MISS THE PART WHERE I TOLD YOU CONSERVATIVE FUCKS TO LICK MY SWEATY BALL SACK? <p> 'Cause you won't miss it now.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Hey conservatives:

    by Sixtyhurts

    DID YOU MISS THE PART WHERE I TOLD YOU CONSERVATIVE FUCKS TO LICK MY SWEATY BALL SACK? <p> 'Cause you won't miss it now.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    I heard the Republicans want to a tax for cleaner restrooms

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Hey Philbert!

    by Talandir

    Reagan came into office with a national debt of less that 1 trillion $, including debt accrued from 2 world wars, 2 cold "wars", the Depression, the New Deal, the Great Society and almost a century of other deficit spending. 8 years later with no wars except Grenada he left office witha national debt of 3 Trillion $. GW Bush came into office with a national debt of 5.5 Trillion $, no wars, no cold war, and a huge surplus. 8 years later he left office with a national debt of 11 Trillion $ and an annual debt of 1.3 Trillion $. So 7.5 of that 13 Trillion $ comes directly from 2 REPUBLICAN administrations. Oh, and for the record, this Fiscal Year's deficit (which is Obama's first full FY) is down 8%.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    BTW

    by Talandir

    Anyone who calls Facists or Nazis Communists or Socialists doesn't know the meanings of any of those terms. The only similarity is that all are Statist as opposed to Libertarian or Anarchist. the Nazi Party may have started with Socialist as well as Nationalist ideals; but the Socialists were purged from the party long before the Nazis rose to real power.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Finally some voices of reason!

    by gurugurugaijin

    Good! We chased away all the people with differing opinions by insulting them! Another victory for us!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    @Psychonaut

    by Dennis_Moore

    Read Schaeffer's memoir "Crazy for God." It details the history of the fusion of the Religious Right with the Republican Party.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    this has nothing to do with ainticoolnews jackass

    by happyboy

    there's not enough sites on teh internet where gov jock morons who live in their mothers' basements bitch at each other. nice work Hercules

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Divisive topic = hits = ad revenue.

    by Dennis_Moore

    You should know that by now.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    um

    by Tightlines

    you people are a bunch of retards.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Can't believe The Choppah is missing this?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Has he finally been banned?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Monroville

    by chiwrtr72

    You have a picture. That's great. I like that you are able to figure out numbers of a crowd better than a firm who's business it is to actually to do things like that. Really you should open a competing company! <p> Did you know the earth is flat? I have a picture to prove it. Let me know if you need a link.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Le Vicious Fishus

    by DioxholsterReturns

    no he hasnt been banned, i can still see his past comments. hes probably recovering in the hospital after having a colonosocopy

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I like all the diverse opinions here

    by DioxholsterReturns

    other news or political sites attract same minded community and everyone shares the same opinion. Thats because all news sites lean either to left or right and what we do is end up being relegated to like minded people. But a non-political site like AICN attracts all kinds of people so when a talkback like this is erected, its no surprise we find ourselves in the mist of a clash of opposing views. I can say with full confidence that there is more meaningful political discourse here than most sites out there or even college.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Hive Mind

    by Juggernaut125

    Amen.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Yeah

    by Cobbio

    Good for Stewart and Colbert. I'll be there.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The hard-right epistemic closure in this Talkback...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...is ripe. Wow.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Herc, way to go finding the absolute lowest estimate possible

    by Coughlins Laws

    The rally was attended by hundreds of thousands, NOT tens of thousands. UK newspapers estimated the crowds at 1.2 million. NBC News and the New York Times estimated the crowds close to 300,000. There were people all over the mall, both sides of the Reflecting Pool, and on the other sides of the trees on both sides. Any "objective person" would try to be honest and split the difference. Anyone who's ever been to a football game could tell you that there were clearly more people than 78,000 people there. A real "journalist" would split the difference on the estimates. They wouldn't immediately seek out the absolute lowest number they could find. They'd throw out the lowest numbers (78,000) and the highest (1.2 million) and accept that it's somewhere in between, most likely 300,000ish. It really is embarrassing for you that you seem to be so blinded by your hatred of all people conservative that you will purposely grasp on to anything at all you can to try to downplay the groundswell of anger in this country towards "your side" of the political spectrum.<p>Oh, by the way, anyone who thinks that Stewart and Colbert will be able to top the rally that just happened are out of their minds. Just because Stewart is loved by other liberals in the media and liberal journalists, doesn't mean he will be able to get people to come out in the cold in numbers larger than 300,000. I'll even give you 78,000. He will not get more than 78,000. Even CBS won't be able to pretend that he has more than the Beck/Palin rally...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I love this talkback. It's so funny. Liberals will go on and on

    by Coughlins Laws

    calling others racists with ZERO PROOF, yet they prove themselves do be the least tolerant people in the country. Look at all the hate and venom going on here. 95% of it is from the Left. It's nothing but name calling and baseless accusations. Most of the liberals here REFUSE to debate policy. All they can do is accuse those that disagree with them of racism. Well, guess what, the more you throw that term around with ZERO PROOF of the people you're accusing of being racists, the more people will just tune out what you say. It's "The boy who cried wolf" syndrome. No one is going to believe you anymore when REAL racism actually happens. It's up to almost 60% of the country now who don't think Obama's doing a good job. Are we really ALL racist? Are the 60 million that voted against Obama ALL racist? Are the 70 million that are going to vote Obama out in 2012 ALL racist? When will the charges stop? I disagree with Obama on just about every issue there is. I disagreed with these positions long before Obama ever ran for President. Was I a racist in 93 when I was against Hilarycare? Or am I only a racist now in 2010 when I'm against Obamacare? You know what though, I encourage you to keep calling everyone who disagrees with Obama a racist. Every day it turns more and more people off. And the fact that Obama won't publicly condemn the tarring of his critics as racist by a large percentage of his supporters means that he will ultimately take the blame for it. He is, by proxy, letting us be called racists. He knows he could put a stop to it but the man is a coward who was in know way prepared to have any kind of real job, let alone the Presidency. Enjoy the shallacking the Democrats will be taking in 45 days...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    As far as the teleprompter, this President uses the

    by Coughlins Laws

    teleprompter more than any President in history!!! He uses them at Press Conferences to answer questions. He uses them to talk to a 6th grade class. He uses them to hold meetings to business leaders. He uses them to give a speech at a rodeo. Bill Clinton didn't need a teleprompter to connect with people one on one. This guy can't do it. Whenever he is off teleprompter or off script, he stumbles his words just as badly as Bush does. Sometimes worse. I think Bush knows there are 57 states. I don't think Bush ever told a crowd of people that a tornado killed 10,000 people when it only killed 12...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    BW91961

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Congratulations. You've just made the most intellectually vacant argument for the Iraq War that I've ever seen.<P>Goddamn. Your ignorance is staggering.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Speaking of epistemic closure...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...hello Father Coughlins.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    As far as what the pictures show, look at the pictures

    by Coughlins Laws

    from that event and compare them to how many attended Obama's inauguration. Then look at the pictures from the Million Man March. The crowds look very similar. Yet, the estimates are WAYYYYYY different. Do you really think there were 1,500,000 more people at the Million Man March than there were at the Beck/Palin rally? Really? One of the estimates has to be wrong, then. Either the Million Man March rally was grossly exaggerated, or CBS grossly underrated. Both can't be true.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Funny how you keep calling me an anti-semite, Mr. Nice Gaius

    by Coughlins Laws

    I wasn't the one who attended the church of an anti-semite for twenty years and him marry me and baptize my children.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    who the fuck gives!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    you act like schoolboys! oh look my dick is bigger than yours! no my dick is definitely bigger! fuck you both, my dick is big and firmer, touch it and feel for yourself!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I've never called you an anti-semite. Nor have I...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...called you a racist. I just find the similarity between your names to be hilarious when you consider the tone of your rhetoric at times.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Bill Clay

    by Syberean

    And Isrealis and Muslims are famous for their bbq rib shacks. You really can't fix stupidd can you?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Lets kick obama out of office next election

    by DioxholsterReturns

    hes no good. but please people dont do what the dems did and went for the extreme opposite. dont elect sarah palin!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    SImple fact is

    by Syberean

    Beck picked one of the busiest times of the year in DC to hold his rally. So it is reasonable to assume that some of the people were not there especifically for him, but would have been there at Lincoln's Memorial anyway. Another neglected fact is how many people were there compliments of free bus transport, simply because it was free. The area to the left of the podium was for people cueing (that's lining up) for tickets to federal sites. A condition of Becks permit was to keep his droolers out of that area so as not to impede access. Stewart and Colbert are going to draw their crowd at a time when its going to be cold, has a higher liklihood of raining, most people's vacation time is over, and a shorter day. So the people at their rally will have a higher likelihood of actually being there to hear waht they have to say. Oh yeah, about teleprompters, I prefer to have someone like the president or anyone giving a press conference for that matter to have the actual facts at their immediate disposal and not have to rely on their individual memory. the world is big and the issues are complicated. Some clarity is refreshing. We have tried stupidity as a presidential qualification twice, once with a Democrat, once with a Republican. Both disasterous presidents who managed to get us into wars we'd have been better off not fighting for absolutely wrong reasons. Is it an accident that they were both from Texas? Sorry Harry. Texas is a great state with a lot going for it, a lot more than most states, but y'all put together pretty lousy presidents.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU DENNIS_MOORE, RE: DIVISIVE TOPIC

    by J-Dizzle

    I've been saying that all along. Herc has to justify his continued pathetic existence on this site by getting hits through political garbage talkbacks like this piece of shit.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    It's funny...

    by The_Closet_Nerd

    When the left was out there protesting, marching, and drawing pictures and writing signs unflatteringly portraying George W. Bush, it was a wonderful, patriotic thing that showed the American spirit. Now that the right is fed up and doing the same thing to Obama, it's divisive, fear-mongering, racist, and just out of control, and it needs to be toned down. Seems like a bit of a double standard to me.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Life Lessons All Around

    by Booeymonger

    So, after reading the illuminating, brilliant and civil back and forth political arguments on a movie site, I finally get it. In a country of over 300 million people, we are given two choices. Either you are a liberal, bleeding heart communist or a conservative, racist fascist. That's it. Does that make those of us in the middle commie nazis? Somebody call McBain!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Closet nerd,

    by Syberean

    Exactly why its called restore sanity. And J-Dizzle...THis part of the site is about tv, and thest things do make for good tv. I would love to see how Jerry Springer went off on his staff for not thinking of it. Prediction: you will watch, or you wont watch. In either event I predict you will citicize Stewart, Colbert, Herc, Harry, or just about anyone better than you.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Charlie Brooker > Stewart, Cobert

    by Dr Gregory House

    YouTube the guy.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Andy Whitfield is leaving Spartacus forever!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    hes so cool

    by DioxholsterReturns

    hes such an awesome actor, i didnt know him till spartacus, but hes the reason the show worked. hes so cool.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Andy Whitfield > Sam Worthington

    by DioxholsterReturns

    cant help but state the fact

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    People who REALLY want to "Restore Sanity"...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Aren't going to waste time and money going to a rally by two comedians in order to mock ANOTHER rally those comedians don't like. Instead, they'll restore sanity for REAL by going to the polls and making their voices heard with their VOTES to effect REAL change.<p>The clowns who'll go to Stewart's rally will simply be his core stoner audience who want to feel closer to him by taking part in this obvious publicity stunt. The rest of the country simply couldn't care less and Stewart knows it. THAT's why he's desperately talking down his attendance numbers ahead of time, not because his fans are — haha — "working". :)

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    not sure anyone would do a roadtrip to see jon stewart do a mock

    by DioxholsterReturns

    waste of time right?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    TEA PARTY = RACISM

    by Bill Clay

    Read their protest signs. No one carried signs of George Bush with a bone in his nose.<p> There's a lot of angry frightened racists whose worlds have been turned upside down now that an African-American is in charge. How can they continue to tell their children that the Black man is inferior, when the Black man is President? Oh, the wailing and lamentation that is going on in the trailer parks!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    majority of Tea Party are closet racists but not its leaders

    by DioxholsterReturns

    and its leaders are the ones being elected not its supporters.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    the closet nerd

    by JaredP

    the left wasnt calling black people names like monkey or nigger and you think theres a double standard? fuck off!!!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    dioxholster

    by JaredP

    that is absolutely not true rand paul IS a racist he proved it when he said restaurants should be able to deny people of color

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    when is AICN gonna get its own rally?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i wanna see harry talk to a crowd in front of Lincoln memorial saying: I slept through inception, suck my dick, watcha gonna do aboutit bitches?!!!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    and as for kicking obama out of office

    by JaredP

    good luck you fuckin douchebag

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    philbert

    by JaredP

    if i give you a dollar will you buy a clue? obama wasnt in office until 2009 bush sank us into trillion dollars of debt not obama honestly stevie wonder can see things more clearly than any of you neo cons

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    "I can't wait till I'm old enough to feel ways about stuff"

    by Brannagins Law

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Alot of foot tapping Republicans in here

    by NathanGrey

    This talkback is looking like a Minneapolis airports bathroom.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    AICN was always filled with republicans

    by DioxholsterReturns

    are you guys new?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    massa is a repbulican right?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    and if so, thats WHY i dont like him

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    they matter not...

    by ackman81

    Tea party people are conservatives, independents as well as libertarians and conservative democrats who are concerned about the size of the government. They are also concerned about the massive amount of debt, BOTH parties have foisted upon the American people. It's not about the parties it is about getting back to the constitution. Bush was very liberal and spent money like crazy, Obama is a lifelong communist (black liberation theology anyone? Mother a commie, Dad as well as grandparents & everyone who knew in college) who is spending money and amassing power at a rate not seen since Wilson or FDR. America IS a Christian nation because MOST of the religious people who live here are and were Christians, mostly protestant. The qualities that made the country great are largely in line with the way protestants were expected to live their lives; thrift, hard work, self reliance! Don't forget, minding your own f'ing business. Argue about irrelevancies' like Stewart and Colbert all you want, in November, we are going to take back what is ours... And after we gut the government and throw the ant-American leftists out of office, in ten years this will be a free and prosperous nation again. At the ballot box, or on the battlefield.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Colbert is a modern minstrel show for libs...

    by Chet_P_Disney

    Every day he paints on a "conservative face" and performs as a ridiculous white conservative mammy. Yes he's funny but like Al Jolson you can acknowledge the talent but still find the performance offensive and one-sided.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Poor Karl Rove..

    by MST3KPIMP

    he tried to warn his party about O'Donnell but they ignored him and now they're realizing shes a dead end. It's like Rove is sincere and did'nt realize how the game is played.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Coughlins Laws OMG HE USES THE TELEPROMPTER

    by RPLocke

    So does John Stewart. Shocking, I know.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Hey JaredP

    by The_Closet_Nerd

    I didn't hear ANYONE call Obama anything like that at the rally. I heard socialist, I heard Hitler, I heard many other things, but no nigger or monkey. So let's get something straight, anyone that calls the President any thing like that can be equated to the people calling for Bush to be assassinated. (Actually, I'd say those on the left calling for that were much worse.) But let's not kid each other, anyone doing anything like that are extremists, and they exist on both sides. But back to the main stream rallies, the ones held by the “tolerant” left were just as offensive to Bush as you perceive the anti-Obama rallies to be now. (Actually, I’d say the treatment of Bush for his 8 years by the pubic AND the media was far worse than anything you’re seeing now. Far worse.) My problem is that it doesn’t seem to be equal. When people attack the president now, they are racist, intolerant, anti-American, I could go on and on. Yet, the bumper stickers (Dissent IS American, A village in Texas is missing it’s idiot), protests, and media coverage that attacked Bush was just telling the truth, standing up for people, Patriotic, again, I could go on and on. It just seems like it’s an incredible double standard. The left just doesn’t seem to be able to role with it the way the right had to for 8 years. My guess is you're one of those "tolerant" types.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    JaredP

    by Philbert

    Are you truly that fucking stupid? Obama added more to the deficit than Presidents Washington thru Reagan. Why don't you go back to fellating your father and having your pimp pat you on the head for your Obama vote.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Wrong again Philbert

    by Talandir

    Reagan tripled the debt in his 2 terms. GW Bush doubled the debt and left us with 2 wars and a $1.3 trillion deficit per year after inheriting a surplus. Obama's first full fiscal year has a drop in deficit of 8%.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    both parties are the same and they suck

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    www.infowars.com

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    ODONNELL IS A WWWWWIIIITTCH

    by RPLocke

    Burn her.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Wow closet nerd

    by Syberean

    Just wow. Given a choice between being called a monkey and hitler, I'll have you calling me cheetah any time thanks. LEave it to teabaggers to find epithjets more offensive than those used by the klan. And BTw Talandir is dead on right. you want bigger deficits? Elect Republicans, they love credit card government.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    "At the ballot box, or on the battlefield."

    by Bill Clay

    Bring it on, Rambo. The Army will mow down you tea bagger insurrectionists like blades of grass. You dumb fucks didn't learn your lesson from the Civil War?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius, at least have the balls to admit that you

    by Coughlins Laws

    are calling me an anti-semite when you call me "Father Coughlin". You don't even have the cojones to admit the paralell you're trying to draw by invoking that name. And yes, there are many, many liberals here calling ALL Tea Party members racist. Like I said, keep it up. It's getting to the point no one even pays attention any more when someone says the word. The more you use the word "racist" to describe people that disagree with you politically, the less anyone will pay attention to anything you say.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Coughlins Laws

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Read harder: I've never called you a racist. Others may choose to paint you and the Tea Party with that wider brush (which is something done on both sides of the aisle about a great many things) but I have not done so.<P>In the interest of fairness (and if it makes you feel better), I will cease refering to you as "Father Coughlins".<P>Okey-dokey?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Bill Clay, you're just plain wrong. The VAST MAJORITY

    by Coughlins Laws

    of Tea Party protest and signs is NOTHING like you're describing. First of all, almost every sign you see is specifically about policy. Compare that to the signs you saw about Bush with his head chopped off or calling him Hitler (or calling Sarah Palin Hitler). Second of all, we know for 100% certainty that there are several websites on the internet set up and liberal operatives that have been caught on camera trying to crash the Tea Parties and pretend to be racists. Check youtube, you'll find examples. The VAST MAJORITY of all the protest has been specifically about Obama's policies. Sorry, but you're not going to convince people (except those already on the Left) that the Tea Party protestors are racist. It's just not working. I'm really sorry that the guy you voted for has been exposed, but that doesn't make me a racist...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    i never said you specifically called me a racist and I don't

    by Coughlins Laws

    care if you keep calling me "Father Coughlins". It doesn't really matter at this point. You say stuff like that, and together with most other liberals here, it all kinds of blends into one voice. The point is, you try to shut me down when you say denigrating things like that. That's fine for you. I just prefer when people specifically counter my points with specific details. Prove I'm wrong. Prove you're a mature adult that doesn't have to name call...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    uh sauron the powerful?

    by Syberean

    Pelosi may have become speaker, there was no regime, in 2007, but Bush did keep his veto pen. SO how much control did she really have? Or do you think the big Dubya rubber stamped her?

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    AICN rally in Vegas Jan 7-9 2011

    by leo54304

    Which coincendently is when the adult entertainment expo show for fans is happening. <be> <br> Sorry guys that was the only opening I could book us for. <br> <br> See AVN adult entertainment expo for further info. Lisa Ann will be there in her Sarah Palin outfit. <br> Besides its a way to boost the economy, support working college girls and press the flesh of those x-rated starlets we've been ogling all these years.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    BAHAHAHAHAA

    by celebritydave

    Herc finds the lowest figure given by any network or news source and runs with it. Just another damaged lefty.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    This guy down the street from me is racist!

    by gurugurugaijin

    I heard him say he hates 'people' sometimes! Let's start a smear campaign against him so we can ruin his chance of ever holding public office and attempt to discredit him! This is gonna be awesome!

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    GOOD TV? GET ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT ON THIS!

    by J-Dizzle

    "And J-Dizzle...THis part of the site is about tv, and thest things do make for good tv." <br /> <br /> You're right, they do make for good TV. Kind of like how the Trump v. Rosie O'Donnell made for good TV. Also maybe Paris Hilton v. Lindsey Lohan. The only difference is that the Beck v. Stewart/Colbert feud is basically hidden behind a political facade. Herc, Harry, and co know how a good political bitchfest garners hits for their site. So rather than report REAL TV news such as Andy Whitfield leaving Spartacus due to the return of his cancer, they post this crap.<br /> <br /> "Prediction: you will watch, or you wont watch."<br /> <br /> Won't watch. Didn't watch the Beck one, won't watch this one either. I'd rather not have my intelligence insulted with mindless propaganda drivel.<br /> <br /> "In either event I predict you will citicize Stewart, Colbert, Herc, Harry, or just about anyone better than you."<br /> <br /> A genius like yourself shouldn't need to predict anything considering I've already criticized Harry and Herc, just as other talkbackers have done for various other reasons.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Wrong Talandir

    by Philbert

    In the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the federal debt held by the public increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan. Do a little research and stop pulling numbers out of your ass.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    THE BETTY WHITE RALLY will bring them in

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Coughlins Laws Watches Jay Leno

    by NathanGrey

    Nuff' said.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Sorry Philbert

    by Talandir

    but unlike you and your CBN sources I'm talking about the real numbers of all debt. Right now we're at appr. $13.5 Trillion. Of that, $10.1 at least is from Reagan Bush and Bush. And that massive deficit under Obama so far? How much of that is paying for Bush's 2 wars that were unpaid for, Bush's 2 tax cuts that were unpaid for, Medicare Pt D that was completely unpaid for and TARP? the fact remains that Reagan was elected promising to reduce the debt and instead he tripled it. GW Bush came into office with a surplus and a debt that was decreasing. He left with double the debt and deficit spending that can't be reduced until we can get out of his wars and undo his irresponsible tax cuts. And if you really think that Obama and the Democrats actually have "control" of the Gov., then why are there over 400 bills sitting in the Senate being Filibustered by the Republicans that have already passed the House.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    On the subject of TV, Palin named two

    by Dennis_Moore

    of her kids after TV witches, Willow and Piper.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    LOLing at the Tea Party disintegrating...

    by Bill Clay

    Virtually every Teabagger who won a Republican primary is a certifiable lunatic. A witch won in Delaware? Really?! Way to hand an easy victory to the Democrats, losers. Please keep up the infighting, 2012 will be a cakewalk!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    The only real republicans...

    by Phineas_Flavel

    ...are the 1 percenters who are filthy rich. They use the rest of you pitiful RINO dipshits to acheive their shamelessly greedy, anti-human agendas.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Worst TB ever

    by GLG_20

    I've said it before but I will NEVER say it again.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Will Colbert and Stewart have..

    by Syberean

    A fire pit for ceremonial burnign of the tea bags? I know that some dried leaves will be wrapped in paper and burned.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Anyone heard from CHOPPAH?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I know some of you guys don't like him, but I consider The Choppah a good (albeit bugnuts) friend. <BR><BR> And TB seems so empty without him.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Hey, I'm an old white guy...

    by morGoth

    ...and i'm going to go to this thing just for the hoot of it. Stewart and Colbert crack me up and this sounds like a lot of fun. Now let's see...what sign can I bring? Wait, wait...I know; "Screw the Elves, vote for Morgoth (or else)!"

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I don't know Le Vicious...

    by morGoth

    ...why don't you log in and bring him back {[;^)

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    sauron, learn to count

    by Syberean

    12 months in a year times 7 yerars = 84 months, plus 5 more = 89 months times ten billion a month = $895 billion for iraq alone. add in irresponsible tax cuts that really only affected about a tenth of the population n any real percentage terms. Add in the rediculously bloated growth of impotent beaurocracies. Justice priorities like catching Gilligan and Mary Anne smoking pot, Tommy chong selling blown glass...Draperies for Justice dept hq statues that were installed int he 1930's. and so much more add upt o the big Dubya being the most expensive president in history. At fifty I will not live to see his bills paid.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    So...Republicans/Conservatives

    by Jmacq

    The only proof you need to realize that Republicans/Conservatives are uneducated and easily duped: 1% of the American population controls 80% of its' wealth, but pays only somewhere in the neighborhood of 37% of its' taxes. Yet when someone talks about making that 1% pay 38, 39, or god forbid 40% of the nations' taxes, the "base" is quickly whipped into a frenzy of rage over "wealth redistribution" and "socialism" and worried that the "trickle down economics" that have never worked will suddenly continue to not work.... The greatest magic trick the Republican party has ever managed to pull off is convincing middle class white America that they have their best interests at heart. Not that the Democrats are really any better. Ultimately it's all a bunch of rich white people continuing the run the country, one way or another. Those who have the gold make the rules. It's just the delusion of many in America (many of which gravitate to the conservative side) that someday if they just try hard enough they'll break into that top 1% themselves.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Bwahahaha. And The fucking French did it first too...

    by Cameron1

    I've really enjoyed watching the Tea Party movement in the USA swell from a tiny gaggle of astroturf shysters into great crowds of semi-hysterical, angry suckers. Theoretically enraged by the massive and entirely real expansion of government powers in recent decades, the Tea Partiers have instead offered endless entertainment by losing their damn minds in terror of fictional Communist plots. The last thirty years have seen a gigantic and well-planned heist in which the basis of their economy has been intentionally shifted from production to finance, vastly empowering the nation's royal class and repeatedly kicking the common man in the balls. When the ordinary punters finally decide that enough is enough, they throng together and... Come out, balls bared, shouting please sir, may I have another! in the cause of royalty. Magical. The most entertaining aspect, of course, is the revolutionary sloganeering, those fruity little tricorner hats and the constant invocation of the founding fathers. Entertaining because Jefferson, for instance, would be horrified by the American economy in its relatively sane 1950s guise, let alone the cannibalistic Darwinism of Obama's US. It's been a while since my US history classes, but I recall that Jefferson regarded independence as the essence of liberty. In the 1770s, that meant a nation of farmers and tradesmen who owned their own means of production and were beholden to no man - pretty much the antithesis of a system that demands citizens sell their labour for the best price that a remote and inhuman market determines. The Tea Partiers' free market patter would be barely distinguishable from joyful demands for their own enslavement to the great leaders in whose names they invoke them. As the great philosopher Blade once said, some motherf***ers are always tryin' to ice-skate uphill. I'm a huge fan of democracy, and one of the running themes of this blog has been that, if people know what they want, then they deserve to get it good and hard. So, cheer up! Que sera, sera. Okay, so the Tea Party's peasant revolt for the aristocracy is a genuine, bathetic tragedy for Americans. It's still bloody hilarious for the rest of us.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    The fucking French! How lame are you Tea Partiers?

    by Cameron1

    Sorry, TPers, but the FRENCH were doing this sort of thing in the 1950s, complete with angry little blowhard leader and the exultation of ignorance... Key quotes: Poujadism flourished most vigorously in the last years of the French Fourth Republic, and articulated the economic interests and grievances of shopkeepers and other proprietor-managers of small businesses facing economic and social change. The main themes of Poujadism were articulated around the defense of the common man against the elites. Poujadism denounced the French state as rapetout et inhumain (thieving and inhuman). The defense of the common man lead to antiparliamentatism (Poujade called the Chamber of Deputies "the biggest brothel in Paris" and the deputies a "pile of rubbish" and pederasts) a strong anti-intellectualism (Poujade denounced the graduates from École Polytechnique as the main culprits for the woes of 1950s France and boasted that he had no book learning) So sorry all y'all "real" Americans; nous sommes seulement un bande de Poujadist cons. The only difference is that Pierre Poujade wasn't bankrolled by billionaire Stalin-sucking sociopaths like the Koch family.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    So now I've pointed out that you're copying the French (Ha!)

    by Cameron1

    I've pointed out how the billionaire-backed "Tea Party" movement is a "peasants revolt for the aristocracy" and a stale retread of 1950s French 'Poujadism'. Now here's a quote summing up the beloved "Libertarianism", the village idiot of anarchism: "Libertarianism is a theory of those who find it hard to avoid their taxes, who are too small, incompetent or insufficiently connected to win Iraq-reconstruction contracts, or otherwise chow at the state trough. In its maundering about a mythical ideal-type capitalism, libertarianism betrays its fear of actually existing capitalism, at which it cannot quite succeed. It is a philosophy of capitalist inadequacy."

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Dudes! Palin raped and killed a black boy while burning the Kora

    by gurugurugaijin

    No srsly! Spread the word! I totally heard it from a reliable source and stuff!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Hey look! It is the greatest almagamation of dumb (above)

    by MacFaux

    Lefties and righties (both) in the history of the intertubes...<br><br><br />Beck, Stewart, Hannity, Olberman, Colbert, Maddow...<br><br><br />The folk who pay attention to them their tv shows represent ..hmm, oh, bout less than %1 of the Us of A country..you know mostly the stupid loud mouths that are just sad and pathetic at which ever bar ya happen to be at....<br><br><br />Ps. you dipshit Euros...The size of the bucket necessary to hold your knucklehead-es-ness is so enormousnesses...welp. It is all real easy, as Josiah Bartlett fictionally said to bag on all the foilbles of America...When you don't have to pay for a national defense.<br><br><br />You are welcome. Sweden, Denmark, Iceland...jeebus...just tell me this. Why are those girls so eager to drop their drawers for American men. <br><br><br />That's right bitches..Hamlet died a 1000 years ago. Friggin Czechs kicked you sweedish ass....ah hell.<br><br><br />But thank ya again for givin the world lutefisk. Jeebus Christie.