A Challenge to Glenn Beck, an American Disgrace

I don’t mind honest differences of opinion and the ability to share them honest, openly and equally. I do, however, very much mind when a self-aggrandizing twit like Glenn Beck purposefully and knowingly misleads those who believe in him, all to fill his pockets with money and his ego with a false sense of importance, the hell with the fact there are honest and decent Americans being taken in by his ruse, one component of which is his faux crying.

One video captures his crying ruse with sickening clarity. Equally disturbing to Beck’s seedy dishonesty and willful manipulation of the American people is the fact those on the set in this video apparently find the ruse funny.  But the ruse is meant to do what? Mislead the American people. And why mislead them? Not because he loves my country as he disingenuously claims, but because he is an attention and money whore and wants more of both.

Since, as Mr. Beck is now claiming, the “spirit” is speaking through him, one can assume he’s got some pretty nifty life guidance and would not be apt to make a mistake in judgment. Hmm, Glenn? Having said that, I’d like to extend a challenge Mr. Weepy, it’s the way we settled things back in my reform school days and it is, in a word foreign to Beck, fair. Why don’t you and I put the gloves on and  go three rounds, just for fun. We’ll both wear head gear and given that you are 10 years younger than me and don’t have a hole in your skull or a bullet lodged in your brain, you could get lucky with a couple of good head shots.

However, you’ve got to land those shots and when it comes to that, I actually don’t care what the “spirit” is telling you, although perhaps it is suggesting the vapo-rub the make-up artist is putting in your eyes for your faux tears may be why you’re having your so-called vision problems, numb nuts. If you put the gloves on with me there is a very strong possibility that it will be quite some time before you can return to work, a wonderful respite indeed for the American family. Moreover, if you put the gloves on with me,  I can promise you two things: you won’t finish the three rounds and your tears will be real. 

Memo to Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich

Lord knows I like columnists Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich very much. But humble up for God sakes and get over yourselves. Obama isn’t in office three months yet and already you two are taking prepubescent runs at him. Please note, I write about these two columnists because I really do respect them. Believe me, I’m not going to write anything like this about the likes of Bill “Lufa” O’Reilly, Sean “Brylcream” Hannity or that skeevy little twit, Glenn Beck, because those three were apparently put on earth to drool poison, dribble dishonesty and sweat hatred.

Dowd and Rich are without question class acts who despite being so, could use a dose of humility, and a nudge once in awhile to get themselves right sized, as it were.

In today’s NY Times Dowd is whining that we “less smooth jazz and more martial brass,” comparing Obama’s extraordinary calm to smooth jazz. Maureen, if you want martial brass, start a band. Most Americans are grateful for a calm non-panicking president. Relax. And, by the way, we could all use a little more jazz in life.

Rich writes, “A charming visit with Jay Leno won’t fix it”, it being the economy. Thanks for the heads up, Frank. I’m sure the president and the rest of us really were thinking: Wow, he’s on Leno, our economy is saved. Relax, Frank. Maybe many Americans were happy to see him (20 million watched, bro) and maybe just maybe his going on Leno reminds all of us that it is okay to keep on living and enjoying life. That’s a pretty nice message to get when we so many of us are struggling don’t you think? And an even nicer message when it is coming from – wait for it – our president!

Sometimes I wonder if some columnists fear they would go into some kind of inner churning withdrawal if they were to say go a couple of days without criticizing someone and, perish the thought, try on the possibility that maybe they don’t know all the answers themselves.

Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself, folks, it is thinking less about yourself. So relax, breathe, turn on Leno and watch like the rest of us. You might actually have a nice time. We did.