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Saganic Rites's Avatar Comment 1 by Saganic Rites

Is there no possibilty of having these nutters sectioned under the Mental Health act? They are clearly insane.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:15:32 UTC | #864918

carlmosconi's Avatar Comment 2 by carlmosconi

Is there no one in this man's family that can convince him to seek medical attention? It's only a matter of time before he snaps in such a way as to possibly cause physical harm to others.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:27:57 UTC | #864921

Border Collie's Avatar Comment 3 by Border Collie

Glenn Beck is such a tool. He reminds me of Oral Roberts when Oral was getting old and senile. He has no shame.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:37:28 UTC | #864922

wdbailey's Avatar Comment 4 by wdbailey

I have listened to Beck's radio show on a few occasions. His stated reason for becoming Mormon was that his daughter, who is disabled, liked the Mormon services that his family visited much better than the other church services that they had attended.

I personally believe that this admission by Beck marks him as being a charlatan rather than a fanatic. That's certainly not an improvement given the following he's able to gather.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:38:15 UTC | #864923

mjs31's Avatar Comment 5 by mjs31

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! - Isaiah 5:20

...this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. ... as was the earthquake last week - Glenn Beck

It's kind of poetic really.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:40:51 UTC | #864924

marcelo_casimiro's Avatar Comment 6 by marcelo_casimiro

Good thing God loves us... Don't lime to think how would he communicate if he didn't.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:43:13 UTC | #864925

achromat666's Avatar Comment 7 by achromat666

Not that I'm surprised that ignorant superstitious things come out of Beck's mouth, more that I've heard this silliness far too often.

We have a rather solid understanding of how weather works and how earthquakes happen, and they have nothing to do with anyone's deity of choice. This sadly echoes the notion that we're still huddled in caves just waiting to see what the mighty Sky God will do next.

Equally annoying is that the same people assume that science has control over these things, or believes that is has control. That we have the ability to track the patterns of the weather or have some indication that an earthquake is coming should in fact indicate an opposite reaction: This should be a reminder that without science, you wouldn't have even known it was coming. Control is the purview of religion.

You're welcome, Beck.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:47:29 UTC | #864926

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 8 by Alan4discussion

Every magician can use a puff of smoke to hide the deceptive sleight of hand, so the incompetent ones will naturally make use of any external ones which turn up! After all! - There's nothing like a few whizz-bangs to impress a gullible audience!

This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!’ ‘Be somebody that can help others,’ you’ve heard me say this for years.

Amazing foresight! The first hurricane of the new season turns up round about the usual time.

‘Don’t be in a panic situation.’ If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you’re not panicking.”

Don't panic Captain Mainwaring! - "Don't panic!" "I'm keeping the men from panicking Captain Mainwaring!" "Don't panic! Don't panic"!!!

(Where have I heard this before? - BBC TV's Corporal Jones in headless chicken mode!!)

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:48:16 UTC | #864927

chawinwords's Avatar Comment 9 by chawinwords

Comment 2 by carlmosconi

Is there no one in this man's family that can convince him to seek medical attention?

Gee carlmosconi, Beck is dragging in over $35 million dollars per year. I am sure his family supports him in every way they can! Beck is just another highly successful Mormon selling the moronic "Having a mental age of between eight and twelve years" to the suckers.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:01:34 UTC | #864930

Atheist Mike's Avatar Comment 10 by Atheist Mike

Obviously, they just had to come up with something about Irene. They can't let one disaster untouched by their ridiculous drivels.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:07:28 UTC | #864932

justinesaracen's Avatar Comment 11 by justinesaracen

Like Sarah Palin, this cretin has nothing useful to say. I wish the media would simply ignore him. The last news i wanted to know about him was that he became too loonytoons for FOX and was fired.

Now I cringe whenever i see him in the news. That the Israelis have welcomed him -- the Zionists anyhow -- reveals how reality-challenged they both are.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:08:01 UTC | #864933

Sucram's Avatar Comment 12 by Sucram

What an ab-so-lute tool.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:09:46 UTC | #864934

kamel's Avatar Comment 13 by kamel

what is wrong with being civil anyway? those gods should be able to communicate more constructively , i'm under no illusion to think even " dog" lovers agree with me on this one ,i hope.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:11:38 UTC | #864936

yanquetino's Avatar Comment 14 by yanquetino

I would sure like Beck to have to meet the family members of the 14 people who have died so far in the hurricane, face to face, and explain to them how this is a "blessing" from God. I'm sure they'd like to hear that, if their loved ones had only stockpiled food, those trees wouldn't have fallen on them.

But what do we expect? This is a guy who has guzzled down the Mormon koolaid, despite all the scientific evidence that its founder Joseph "Myth" was a complete and utter fraud. He wears magically protective underwear, thinks he has been ordained with supernatural healing and cursing powers, carries a tiny vial of consecrated oil on his keychain, believes that polygamy is an eternal principle that will be practiced in the afterlife, that God lives on a planet near a star named Kolob, that to join him there he will need to give him secret passwords and handshakes, that Native Americans are descendents of Jews who sailed in a boat to the New World around 600 BCE, that God cursed later them with a reddish skin for their wickedness, etc., etc. Sigh....

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:21:43 UTC | #864937

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 15 by Tyler Durden

Moron Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God.

There, fixed it.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:44:20 UTC | #864940

Saganic Rites's Avatar Comment 16 by Saganic Rites

Comment 3 by Border Collie :

Glenn Beck is such a tool. He reminds me of Oral Roberts when Oral was getting old and senile. He has no shame.

Just a wee amendment:

Glenn Beck is such a tool. He reminds me of Oral

That's better. A lot of unintelligable noise leaving a funny taste in the mouth.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:58:54 UTC | #864942

Premiseless's Avatar Comment 17 by Premiseless

One wonders if this is the kind of firing off the NRA is accustomed to or sanctions?

Such mindsets amongst such explosive personalities is worrisome in the least.

Madman with gun springs to mind.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:05:01 UTC | #864945

Austin K's Avatar Comment 18 by Austin K

You know, that's really not that bad. We don't have control over hurricanes and earthquakes, despite what the Pat Robertsons would have us believe, so our prayers and "sinful" behaviors really have no consequence on natural disasters. That he thinks it's a deliberate reminder is pretty nuts but other than that it sounds almost like a pantheistic humbling at the unpredictable power of nature.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:08:56 UTC | #864947

Sean_W's Avatar Comment 19 by Sean_W

Food! Shit, my pantry's full of gold asshole.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:27:00 UTC | #864951

Stevehill's Avatar Comment 20 by Stevehill

If there were a God, someone at the NRA would have offed Glenn Beck for sullying their conference with this drivel, or he'd have been struck by lightning for offences against reason by now.

Ergo, he is living proof that we atheists are right.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:50:16 UTC | #864953

Sines's Avatar Comment 21 by Sines

This reminds me of, way back in the day, the blaster worm. It was a virus that was causing a lot of damage, enough that it made the news. I was listening to some talk radio program, and some dumbass said that this was a good thing, because it'll teach us to be more careful about viruses in the future.

Or, to paraphrase internet reviewer SFDebris...

"Thank you for punching me in the face to remind me to be careful about being punched in the face."

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:55:52 UTC | #864956

ridelo's Avatar Comment 22 by ridelo

If that are 'blessings' from God, what are then His 'punishments'? Nice weather and stable ground?

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:05:05 UTC | #864958

Sines's Avatar Comment 23 by Sines

So, ridelo, does that mean atheists are good for disaster relief? Man, by not worshipping Yahweh, I can piss him off, and help save lives! This must be what it feels like to think prayer has an effect!

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:07:07 UTC | #864960

kidchicago's Avatar Comment 24 by kidchicago

If Glenn Beck was a fish, you'd have to teach him how to swim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:18:41 UTC | #864962

weavehole's Avatar Comment 25 by weavehole

“How many warnings do you think you’re going to get, and how many warnings do you deserve? This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!’ ‘Be somebody that can help others,’ you’ve heard me say this for years. People have made fun of me. That’s fine, I don’t care. I’ve been telling you, ‘Don’t be in a panic situation.’ If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you’re not panicking.”

Apart from the innuendo that there is some sort of agency here, these wibblings make perfect sense. 'Prepare for disasters and you'll be more likely to be comfortable/survive'. It's certainly possible (although not necessarily probable) that there will be a worse natural disaster that could ---maybe--- befall you if you live in certain areas of the world. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Japan will be aware of Earthquake Kits that you should prepare for yourself (hands up if you've ever bothered to make one).

If you then go on to argue that by a 'blessing' he is showing that things could have been (and maybe one day will be) even worse and that if you now prepare for said possible emergency you can hopefully save yourselves from a worst case scenario and also help others at that time, then he's kinda right really.

If you also replace the word 'God' with 'nature' or some other happenstance and negate the agency implied therein, then you have some sound advice from the crazy fuckhead. You are not in ultimate control of your life. Tomorrow, you could be run over by a car or shot by an idiot, raped by a blue whale, or squished by a piano, gored by a rhino, diced by a giant chef, drowned in jelly or die laughing but there are ways in which you can lessen the odds of such events occurring. (Or lessen the consequences should they occur)

Food storage and helping others are sensible things, it's just unfortunate that somehow he has managed to wrap it all up with a big sheet of bullshit.

He really is a crazy fuckhead btw.

A really, crazy fuckhead.

Feel free to carry on making fun of the crazy fuckhead.

But remember, even a stopped crazy-fuckhead clock tells the right time twice a day.

(Unless it's a stopped crazy-fuckhead digital clock, of course)

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:23:49 UTC | #864964

Mr DArcy's Avatar Comment 26 by Mr DArcy

Meanwhile on the west coast of Scotland, the wind is nothing like Irene, but still pretty strong. Is this some sort of lesser warning? (Quick make sure my tins of beans are enough for the impending doom)!

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:34:30 UTC | #864969

Quine's Avatar Comment 27 by Quine

As ridiculous as he may seem, he is also disturbing in his connection with the idea that actions in Israel are part of the bringing of the End Times:

http://powerwall.msnbc.msn.com/politics/whats-beck-doing-in-israel-1699366.story

and the connection to Dominionism explained on this recent (and disturbing in itself) NPR radio piece:

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/24/139781021/the-evangelicals-engaged-in-spiritual-warfare

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:34:37 UTC | #864970

God fearing Atheist's Avatar Comment 28 by God fearing Atheist

That was disappointing.

At first I misread 'Mormon' as 'moron'. That would have made it interesting. My bad.

Second, Moron didn't gibber about Irene being divine punishment for fags. Keeping a reasonable store of food, or gold, or other supplies, is actually quite sensible in a secular world. All very boring.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:07:10 UTC | #864978

Sensible's Avatar Comment 29 by Sensible

It’s all oral diarrhea. This complete idiot is no better than Oral ‘Diarrhea’ Roberts. If you gave any one of these useless-to-society clowns an enema, you could bury them in a matchbox.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:14:51 UTC | #864983

Charonomicrobium's Avatar Comment 30 by Charonomicrobium

So, if the quake and hurricane are warnings, then why do only the east coasters get the warning? Do the far inlanders and west coasters not matter? Or are they righteous enough that they don't need a warning?

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:25:34 UTC | #864986