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Inside Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' rally


Credit: Alex Brandon/AP

Updated: 5:07 p.m.

Collected here are a series of updates from Washington Post reporters who were on the ground at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally as the event was unfolding. Read our formal report here.

Rachel and Ray Thompson, both 29, drove with their four kids from Indiana. Both are fans of Glenn Beck and criticized President Obama for fanning the divisions in this nation.

"There are a lot of divisive issues in this country that need to be addressed in the way Dr. King addressed them and [Obama] has failed to do that," Ray Thompson, an electrician, said. "From a multi-racial family, I say shame on him." (Ray is white; Rachel is African American.)

"He does have an awesome power to do something about it, but he is not. He is just sitting back," said Rachel, a massage therapist. Neither was troubled by the timing of the rally -- on the anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. They said the speech King's niece Alveda King gave was the most uplifting of the day.

-- Annie Gowen

Counter-protesters carrying a King "dream" and Beck " nightmare" banner are stationed on the north side of the Lincoln Memorial, opposite 23rd Street NW.

The crowd has occasionally shouted "USA, USA" or "Glenn Beck, Glenn Beck" against them. A few Beck supporters are arguing with counter-protesters but mostly they are being ignored.

-- Robert McCartney

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A counter-protester, Ben Thielen, 32, a District public-policy worker, caused a stir with a sign that said, "It's because of the 1st Amendment that Glenn Beck can spew his filth on the steps."
People walking by yelled at him "Who do you work for?" and "Nice hate speech!"

Then Thielen engaged in a long debate with another federal employee, age 47, who would give his name only as David, about whether an Islamic center should be built near Ground Zero -- David was against it, Thielen for it.

"What a waste of sperm!" David said when he walked away in disgust. Then a gray-haired woman accosted Thielen and tried to rip the placard out of his hand, screaming, "No signs! No signs!" This was a reference to the event's organizers' hope that political signs would not be displayed, although "Don't Tread on Me" flags are being waved at the event.

"She just came up to me and said 'No signs!' and clawed me like a wild animal," Thielen said, showing off red marks on his arms.

-- Annie Gowen

- - -

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said rescuers have evaluated several dozen people on the Mall for conditions including bee stings, twisted ankles and heat-related issues, including several asthmatics and diabetics.

Several people were transported to the hospital, but none had conditions considered serious or life-threatening, Piringer said.

-- Clarence F. Williams

- - -

Scott Garvin, an officer of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers union local in Maryland, stood near the monument steps, handing out fliers with a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. and the headline, "Don't Tarnish the dream."

The union's concern: Chinese masons who Garvin said have been brought in to work on the construction on the King memorial on the Mall when some U.S. masons are unemployed.

-- Amy Goldstein

- - -

When former Alaska governor Sarah Palin mentioned John McCain, Steve Richardson, 72, of Denver shouted, "John who?"

Richardson, who attended last year's 9/12 rally, said, "I just think McCain was a better airman than a politician."

-- Amy Goldstein

- - -

In the rear of the rally, hundreds sprawled in the shade of shadow cast by the Washington Monument and a nearby tree.

Scott Hackney was under the tree with his wife, four kids and his in-laws. They drove 24 hours nonstop from their home in Nocona, Tex., after hearing about the assembly on Glenn Beck's television show. Hackney, 37, a construction worker, said the biggest crowd he'd been in before was at a football game.

"We just wanted to be part of this," he said. "Just to be among a group of people expressing patriotism and a return to traditional values. I can't even hear anything. But that's okay. Just to be here sends an important message: that the backbone of the country is the family. Messing with the definition of family is dangerous. Strong families make a strong country."

-- Carol A. Morello

- - -

Palin gets huge applause, cheers. Big cheer again when she invokes the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

What are participants wearing?

There's a man in a Revolutionary War uniform and three-corner hat. There's a woman with what looks like a fighter jet tattooed to her upper right arm.

There are a number of tea party shirts and a man in a gray T-shirt that says "10th amendment -- our last hope for the preservation of freedom" -- with an "X" over an image of the Capitol dome.

-- Amy Goldstein

- - -

Connie Lowe is 47, a homemaker from Parrish, N.Y., who has never voted but plans to do so this fall, moved by a new energy in the country she can't quite explain.

"It's the economy today," she said. " I want my son" -- 8-year-old Alexander -- "to grow up and be able to get a degree and get a job."

She has struggled to find work -- in a factory or day care, but jobs are scarce. She is being supported by her boyfriend, a Vietmam War veteran who has a heating and cooling business.

Her dislike over where the country is going motivated her to climb aboard one of 23 buses that came from the Albany area. "I want to fight back, get involved in what's going on," she said.

And President Obama? "Don't get me started," she said. "It's like he doesn't care. He's always
off playing golf or on vacation or something. He has no idea what's going on with our boys in Iraq. He never served a day in his life."

-- Annie Gowen

- - -

During prayers, the crowd is silent except for an occasional "amen." The area is very, very full. The mid-morning sun is hot and strong enough that some people are shading themselves with umbrellas.

Mention of the military gets huge applause. The special-ops group gets applause but not as strong. Shortly after its president starts speaking, the crowd chants "louder" and "we can't hear you."

- - -

The crowd stretches densely back to the World War II Memorial, spilling onto the hill at the Washington Monument and onto the fields north and south of the reflecting pool. And hundreds continue to stream south from downtown streets and Metro stations.

Close to the stage, the crowd has a stadium atmosphere with sporadic cheers, chants and clapping. T-shirt messages:

"Restoring honor starts here"

"I can see November from my house"

"RECESSION: When your neighbor loses his job. DEPRESSION: When you lose your job. RECOVERY: When Obama loses his."

-- Amy Gardner

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A white self pity gooberfest

Posted by: meldina55 | August 31, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

What is amazing is...well..everyone's amazement. The Tea Party base has always been religious right Republicans attempting to rebrand themselves. In states were they have taken over the GOP apparatus and rewritten the platform it has been full of the usual social conservative...abortion, gay marriage, Dept of Education, and so on. All Beck did was confirm what any thinking person knew all along. It is our pathetic excuse for a media in the country that has run with this "libertarian and proud" meme that Dick Armey has been pushing to fly under the radar. Tea Party = Social Conservative Republicans. Why is anyone surprised?

Posted by: MarcMyWords | August 31, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: itkonlyyou259 | August 29, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

If you could harness the brain power of Beck together with Palins. if we could just capture that power we might be able to toast bread.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 29, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

MLKJ said in his speech, "content of character, not the color of skin." Never did I believe I would see a worse President than Jimmy Carter, who was a Born Again Christian, Navy Commander, who could not make a decision and could not lead and I voted for him! Now we have Obama, who came from a completely different background, but could be a clone of Carter. Obama has no content of character, cannot lead and acts like a Hollywood star, rather than a leader! I am an independent voter who believes almost anyone could do a better job than Obama. He has been president for almost two years, with a demo congress and is failing at every turn! I believe in Honor, Integrity and judging people by the content of character, not the color of their skin! Obama has failed and is failing, and I would say that regardless of the color of his skin! We need a president who is more interested in leading the country in the right direction, rather than a president who is more interested in his own self aggrandizement! I for one would vote for a Palin-Beck ticked, especially if they were independents!

Posted by: blueharleyguy | August 29, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

There is no point in lamenting the media's bias - they know what they are doing; after all, probably close to 100% are liberal themselves. That's a face from many polls. It is sad that we don't have true representation anywhere but in the end, we'll know we stood for what was right ad they will be trying to say they had no idea. While some conservatives get nasty in their comments at times, I don't believe I've ever heard the kind of hate and venom that comes from the average liberal. I think the Glen Beck Rally was great and wish I'd had the means to get there myself as do lots and lots of folks. Of course, the media is going to downplay the numbers...that's how they operate.

Posted by: ditzy | August 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

jetf8 comments, "You won't get the truth about the size of conservative rallies in the US Big Media."

Nor will our left liberal lamestream news media be truthful about ethnicity composition of yesterday's rally attendees.

Should readers pay attention, you will discover our racist lamestream news media reports the Beck-Palin rally was attended by predominately "white Americans", while reporting the Sharpton rally was attended by "people" with no mention of ethnicity.

This lie by omission is to present an image of all white Americans as racists. This is in keeping with Obama's policy of polarizing America through racial division.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 29, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

You won't get the truth about the size of conservative rallies in the US Big Media. Last year's 9/12 rally was much smaller than 8/28. The Daily Mail (English news is much less liberal-biased) estimated 9/12 at 1.4 to 1.8 million.

(Can't believe there is no satellite technology which can't accurately count heads)

As to 8/28: arrived an hour and a half early at which time it was packed, from the LM to the WW2 memorial. We passed The Sharpton rally site at that time: less than 1,000 there. At about 3:00 they staged a march, with signs and chants like: chants like: "What do we want? Equality!!" etc. etc. etc.

The Beck rally was a 80% sermonizing, by Glen and too many other preachers, but most seemed to really appreciate it.

It was extremely well organized -- speaker system, large screen monitors, marshals, etc. Much better than 9/12 last year.

Didn't see one anti-Obama sign or tea shirt.

The mention of MLK got one of biggest and longest applauses, as did his niece.

Posted by: jetf8 | August 29, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Another overt act of racism coming from the Al Sharpton hate group yesterday.

"It’s alright with me that they’re at the Mall today, because we’re at the White House."

This racist rant is offered by Franklin Richardson the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York.

This pastor is differentiating Americans based upon skin color. This is racism in keeping with Obama's twenty year racist mentor, Jeremiah Wright.

No racial slurs were presented by speakers at the Beck-Palin rally.

Today, Christ "leg tingle" Matthews on his nationwide television show is presenting the Beck-Palin rally as a gathering of lunatic white supremacists.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 29, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

It is a travesty, to say the least, to lay so much at President Obama's feet. The primary reasons that Mr. Obama is getting so much grief is that 1.he's SLIGHTY left of center and 2. he has the wrong skin color and his ethicity scares the HELL out of ignorant White people.

Yesterday's rally was full of people who do not understand what has been going on in this country since 2001. It is because of this ignorance that clowns like Beck and Caribou Barbie can lead these people around by the nose.

Indeed, many in the Beck crowd should go to a doctor because they have serious memory problems. Here are just a few things they've forgetten: George Bush and his Republican yes men, turned a massive budget surplus into a massive deficit; George Bush lied and got us into a war of choice that needlessly cost the lives of thousands of U.S. servicemen and women (this make Bush a murderer and a war criminal); George Bush relaxed the regulations on the banks that got us into this recession; George Bush ignored intelligence warnings about Bin Laden's plans to attack the U.S.; George Bush did not send enough troops to Afghanistan in the first place, now we have a decade's long war; George Bush diverted money from the Corp of Engineers who maintain and improve the levys in New Orleans, allowing Hurricane Katrina to destory the city. Should I go on? I could.

Posted by: SeanBoyd | August 29, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

And here is some more history for you Those southern Democrates you state voted against the the civil rights act left the party in 65 and joined you guessed it. the Republican party thats why that side of the isle looks like a grand ol opry audiance and they defend flying their confederate flags.like I said the distortion of truth is a consevitive trait

Posted by: meldina55 | August 29, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

senator Byrd was in the kkk but this is the truth he apologized for what he had done and said unlike conservitive hipocrits
who elected David Duke who bragged about being a wizard of the kkk and was elected by Republicans because of it.
heres what byrd said "I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again. I can't erase what happened. ”
— Robert C. Byrd
it takes a big man to apologize for his mistake it takes a small man to distort the truth and that is a conservative trait

Posted by: meldina55 | August 29, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Constance_Goforth | August 29, 2010 4:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Constance_Goforth | August 29, 2010 4:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Constance_Goforth | August 29, 2010 4:39 AM | Report abuse

For all of you that have nothing but hate in your post you are missing the point. While there may be a large portion of Republicans at this event there are also large amount of democrats, and people not affiliated with any party. You are so busy looking at the identifying marks you can not see the whole picture. You are missing what really matters.

I don't care what party someone affiliates or identifies with. It is their actions that define them. I am so tired of people repeating talking points. Try to do your own research and look at multiple sources. You will be able to sort out the facts and fiction.

Glen Beck and other conservative people are not racist and do not have a history of being racist. This goes for the republican party as well. That is just crazy. Sure you can find people from any group that are racist. And if you want to look back 150 years you can find a huge amount.

If you are still pay attention to race in 2010 you are an idiot. People are people--it is what you do that makes you. People (Al Sharpton and company) have made it their job, literally, to remind people every day there are differences in all races. He breads racism. This is obvious! He never points out that the differences are superficial and cultural difference. Those differences are normal and not hateful. Country music is not racist because the majority of people listening and singing it are White.

Here is some history for you:
Voting-Civil Rights act of 1964
Democrats against: 37%
Republicans against: 19%

Democrats for: 63%
Republicans for: 81%
*House of Representatives:
Democrats for: 152
Democrats against: 96
Republicans for: 138
Republicans against: 34

*Senate:
Democrats for: 46
Democrats against: 21
Republicans for: 27
Republicans against: 6
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That is just one of many examples. The late Senator Byrd is another. I don't think you could find anyone more raciest than him, he was a leader of the KKK and until he died this year a member of the US Senate. If you want to compare who is racist the democrats will win the award of racism. That goes back to the true leaders of civil rights, Abraham Lincoln (republican). Why do you think these events, including the famous "I have a Dream" speech are at the Lincoln Memorial.

This event is all about freedom. People want to do what is right. Stop lying, stop saying hurtful things, and stop your selfish ignorance. No one in their right mind believes these events are super secret KKK meetings. Or the republican party as a whole are racist. Most of you are writing comments about people you have never took the time to listen to. You have never examined the thoughts and actions of who you support or dislike. You act like it is a baseball team.

Why do you like the Dodgers? Oh, I grew up in LA. These politicians are playing games with your life. Pay attention

Posted by: none12345678 | August 29, 2010 2:59 AM | Report abuse

You dont have to listen to what they said today they have a long history of being racist. check becks 9-12 project the fact that there trying to rehabilitate their image
dosn't fool anyone.you judge people by thier past actions not by the propaganda they spew now before an election.
their cumbaya BS is just that BS

Posted by: meldina55 | August 29, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

It amazes me how many comments on here are steeped in hypocricy in support of hypocrits.

What happened to common sense and self preservation in this country?

People claim that the left is evil, the right is more evil... yet I wonder who sponsored this event and what their angle was.

Every politician has been bought and paid for by some special interest and while they play these big monied games, we the people, the true victims in this self serving power play, cheer or jeer at one side or the other, not realizing we're being used. And while we're all distracted with wedge issues specifically designed to impassion and divide ignorant or under-educated people, they've made billions. While we're arguing with people in the streets, they're flipping through catalogs to see which island they'll be buying with their bonus money this year.

Please wake up people!

Posted by: commonsensewarrior | August 29, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

You dont have to listen to what they said today they have a long history of being racist. check becks 9-12 project the fact that there trying to rehabilite their image
dosn't fool anyone.you judge people by thier past actions not by the propaganda they spew now before an election.
their cumbaya BS is just that.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 29, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

This is so incredibly sad...not one of the Washington Post reports or one of the anti-beck commentators have talked one bit about the actual content of the rally; about what was actually said.

This shows the unmitigated hatred (what many of you accuse GB of (you pick which GB you want)) that you all have in your hearts.

From the clips I've seen the vast majority of the day was dedicated to our service men and women (yeah, they suck huh? Make sure to attack them) and people, such as slave owning, Bible toting hypocrite white devil Albert Pujols, for his contributions to the community (the white fundamentalist right community that makes up the vast majority of St. Louis and the DR). Or should we start calling poor Al "Archie Bunker" Pujols an Uncle Tom??

This is why the divide in this country is going to be so difficult to overcome, the true hate mongers that don't realize they should be looking in a mirror as they spew their vitriol for it to truly be directed at the right person.

Posted by: 13Bravo | August 29, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

I prefer my corn on the cob

Posted by: meldina55 | August 29, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Kudos to Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin along with others so important to a stunningly successful rally. Biggest thanks is to go our American peoples for sacrificing to attend this Beck-Palin rally. What a wonderful display of patriotism!

Greatest honor, though, belongs to our past and present military girls and boys for keeping our nation safe. We can never thank you enough. You hold our very lives in your hands, and there are no better hands to hold our American spirit. You girls and boys of our military are the absolute best of Americans. You make us proud, so very proud.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

conservatives are getting all cumbaya
now. What a bunch of hipocrites

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

native american because Am a native to america not because any government gave me that name no more than an africans american or a greek americans were namemed by any government. where do you come up with this stuff.
please read a book

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

native american because Am a native to america not because any government gave me that name no more than an africans american or a greek americans were namemed by any goverment. where do you come up with this stuff.
please read a book

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Does he really want us to "turn our back to God"? Or is he asking us to "return your Beck to God"?

Posted by: donnolo | August 28, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Columbus thought he landed in India so he called those people Indians. A few hundred years later the Government thought they would mistake an American Indian for and Indian American so they in their primarily white might decided to call The American Indian a Native American. It's good to know you are subordinate to the American government and agree they have the authority to label you. Hmm.. Which one really is the "slave name"?

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Columbus thought he landed in india that's why the people here were incorretly named.this is 2010 and we know better. well at least some of us do.
just because ignorance still reighns doesnt
mean we have to wallow in it

indians are from india
not because I say so
native American is the correct term
whether you like it or not
If Im from here Im a native american who is a US citizen.

peoples ignorance doesnt change anything


Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

You choose to take your slave name. Either way you are taking a name the white bureaucrat gave you. It's American Indian or Native American and the only reason Native American came into use is because they were afraid they would confuse an American Indian with and Indian American. Before an American Indian was an American Indian and a Native Hawaiian was a Native Hawaiian and now they are all Native Americans. You are just another race baiting liberal.. Alveda King is a sellout because she doesn't think like you? Yes that makes her a sell out. You are a special race baiting liberal. Anyone that disagrees with you that is white must be a racist and everyone who isn't white must be a sell out.. Pull your head out of your posterior.

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

We were enslaved as American Indians, we were colonized as American Indians, and we will gain our freedom as American Indians, and then we will call ourselves any damn thing we choose."

So you choose to take your slave name???
How disgusting. Ignorance cannot change history only the truth can

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

1n 1935 over a million people attended Hitler's "Freedom Rally" in Nuremburg. He declared: "Heute gehort uns Deutschland. Morgan, die ganze welt! Today Germany is ours--tomorrow the world! A million God-fearing Germans applauded. The crowd was unbelievably large, the applause shattering. Everyone loved their leader.

I would wager that 70 perecent of the people present at Glenn Beck's really could not pass a 9th grade American history exam.

Posted by: Maurice10 | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

1n 1935 over a million people attended Hitler's "Freedom Rally" in Nuremburg. He declared: "Heute gehort uns Deutschland. Morgan, die ganze welt! Today Germany is ours--tomorrow the world! A million God-fearing Germans applauded. The crowd was unbelievably large, the applause shattering. Everyone loved their leader.

I would wager that 70 perecent of the people present at Glenn Beck's really could not pass a 9th grade American history exam.

Posted by: Maurice10 | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

1n 1935 over a million people attended Hitler's "Freedom Rally" in Nuremburg. He declared: "Heute gehort uns Deutschland. Morgan, die ganze welt! Today Germany is ours--tomorrow the world! A million God-fearing Germans applauded. The crowd was unbelievably large, the applause shattering. Everyone loved their leader.

I would wager that 70 perecent of the people present at Glenn Beck's really could not pass a 9th grade American history exam.

Posted by: Maurice10 | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

1n 1935 over a million people attended Hitler's "Freedom Rally" in Nuremburg. He declared: "Heute gehort uns Deutschland. Morgan, die ganze welt! Today Germany is ours--tomorrow the world! A million God-fearing Germans applauded. The crowd was unbelievably large, the applause shattering. Everyone loved their leader.

I would wager that 70 perecent of the people present at Glenn Beck's really could not pass a 9th grade American history exam.

Posted by: Maurice10 | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

1n 1935 over a million people attended Hitler's "Freedom Rally" in Nuremburg. He declared: "Heute gehort uns Deutschland. Morgan, die ganze welt! Today Germany is ours--tomorrow the world! A million God-fearing Germans applauded. The crowd was unbelievably large, the applause shattering. Everyone loved their leader.

I would wager that 70 perecent of the people present at Glenn Beck's really could not pass a 9th grade American history exam.

Posted by: Maurice10 | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

1n 1935 over a million people attended Hitler's "Freedom Rally" in Nuremburg. He declared: "Heute gehort uns Deutschland. Morgan, die ganze welt! Today Germany is ours--tomorrow the world! A million God-fearing Germans applauded. The crowd was unbelievably large, the applause shattering. Everyone loved their leader.

I would wager that 70 perecent of the people present at Glenn Beck's really could not pass a 9th grade American history exam.

Posted by: Maurice10 | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

1n 1935 over a million people attended Hitler's "Freedom Rally" in Nuremburg. He declared: "Heute gehort uns Deutschland. Morgan, die ganze welt! Today Germany is ours--tomorrow the world! A million God-fearing Germans applauded. The crowd was unbelievably large, the applause shattering. Everyone loved their leader.

I would wager that 70 perecent of the people present at Glenn Beck's really could not pass a 9th grade American history exam.

Posted by: Maurice10 | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Well I would love to stick around for more of your race baiting and arm chair politics but I seriously doubt that you will at any point add a new dynamic.. You may not see Native American as derogatory But Russell Means does see it as a derogatory name because it is a generic term that covers more people than the American Indians. Study your history book kid and you will find out who Russell Means is.. Oh wait little guys like you love wiki.. They should definitely have an article on such a prolific American Activist..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Indians are from India
If you dont know who you are because of ignorance thats your problem. try educating yourself

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

The Left has nothing but hate for anyone who doesn't agree with them. What a sad way to live your life.

Posted by: bobbo2 | August 28, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

and by the way Native American is not derogatory name America is the continent and this is where Im from, America is a continent not a country .really look it up
you might learn something this country is called the united states.no really check it out.you might find out who you really are.instead of taking other peoples word for it.and as far as being a racist I dont belong to the party of conservitives who fought the civil rights act by banging blacks over the head because they wanted to vote so learn history instead of giving me your pocahantis act

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

The Left has nothing but hate for anyone who doesn't agree with them. What a sad way to live your life.

Posted by: bobbo2 | August 28, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

"I abhor the term Native American. It is a generic government term used to describe all the indigenous prisoners of the United States. These are the American Samoans, the Micronesians, the Aleuts, the original Hawaiians, and the erroneously termed Eskimos, who are actually Upiks and Inupiats. And, of course, the American Indian.

I prefer the term American Indian because I know its origins . . . As an added distinction the American Indian is the only ethnic group in the United States with the American before our ethnicity . . . We were enslaved as American Indians, we were colonized as American Indians, and we will gain our freedom as American Indians, and then we will call ourselves any damn thing we choose."

"I am an American Indian, Not a Native American!"
statement by Russell Means


Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Join the club.. I'm going to stand by Russell Mean on this issue. He doesn't seem to see Indian or American Indian as a derisive term..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

you still dont get it???
I AM A NATIVE AMERICAN
but not an apple

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

"Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

you still call yourself by the derogatory name these people call you you are truly an apple and that's sad" These people? Well these people and those people democrats and republicans started calling the native people of these lands Indians.. Now those same people are trying to call them Native American.. Ones no more Derogatory than the other.. In the end you have people of another race dictating to another group what that group should be called. When you become an Indian or Native American you can dictate what this group of people are called but until such a point butt out.. Keep your racism to yourself..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

The correct term is Indian if you are a Native American and you want to call yourself and Indian.. The correct term is Native American if you are an Indian that wants to be called Native American.. It's seems to me Okpulot Taha is right up an able to decide what to call herself and her people.. Save The PC BS..

Indians are from india
for gods sake read a book

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

you still call yourself by the derogatotry name these people call you you are truly an apple and that's sad

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Liberalism - a disease worse than Aids!

Posted by: Barack_Lies_Jobs_Die | August 28, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

The correct term is Indian if you are a Native American and you want to call yourself and Indian.. The correct term is Native American if you are an Indian that wants to be called Native American.. It's seems to me Okpulot Taha is right up an able to decide what to call herself and her people.. Save The PC BS..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation
I cant belive you think I was talking about
[Indians]I was talking about women being able to vote and by the way the correct term is native american not indian.
indians live across the ocean.
and for those who have the intergrity to see who really lost the jobs try try this link.but that would take integrity so I dont expect some of you will

http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-jobs-lost-in-the-bush-and-obama-administration-2010-2

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Lol Nacy Pelosi has been chewing Jimson weed? Lol that explains alot..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Poor/Low Income Liberals are the dumbest people on the planet. Okay, second dumbest after britny spears. But, why would you continue to vote Democrat when all they give you unemployment benefits? No jobs, high unemployment, crashing stock market.

Remember, you control Congress/Presidency all these failures are under you watch.

Good news your house if not going to get foreclosed on until next month.

Posted by: Italiaxxx | August 28, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

"Byrd apologized for being in kkk and christians are sopposed to accept remorse thats the differance Einstien" Be a good little Christian and forgive him and well everyone else to while your at it or shut up.. Quit spewing hypocrisy..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

There is a three way fight going on. In one corner - believers in classical liberalism - small frugal limited government, free enterprise, low taxes, maximal liberty, individualism, freedom of conscience. In another corner the Marxist derived left - large unlimited government intruding to control every aspect of life, shackled and nationalized heavily regulated enterprise, high confiscatory taxes, minimal liberty, group rights and a tiny sphere for individual choice and a government prescribed set of ideologies and values inculcated through the schools and enforced by the state. In the third corner - not big in the US but big globally for demographic reasons is Islam - different from the other religions because it is aggressive, militant, and because it seeks supremacy over all other religions (with the intention to reduce them to Dhimmi status with inferior legal rights, higher taxation and daily degradations and humiliations in deference to Muslims). Islam differs from other religions in not being just a religion but actually being an entire social system with its own legal system, prescribed social relations (in great detail including men vs women etc), its own political system etc. The classical liberal democracies had crushed the Marxists in the end of the Cold War but the Marxists have revived and cloaked themselves in a variety of guises - global warming, environmentalism etc. The left aims to crush liberal democracy then to crush religion. Islam aims to crush liberal democracy then to crush the left. Right now both the left and Islam while natural enemies are focused on undermining the West and the leading society based on the principles of Classical Liberalism, America. The biggest weakness of the Classical Liberal states is that most people are focused on the details of their own lives made possible by their liberty and are not really focused on the incursions by the left. The union of Islam and the Left against America is based on the theory that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Obama's extreme action are beginning has partially awakened the sleeping giant of believers in classical American values to the threat from the left in the same way that 9/11 awakened them to the threat from the Islamofascists. Worrisome times. I expect that the forces of liberty will eventually triumph over the dark forces of the left and of Islam but this is not certain - great civilizations have fallen before and Dark Ages have happened and there is a significant chance that this could occur again.

Posted by: student1776 | August 28, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

There is a three way fight going on. In one corner - believers in classical liberalism - small frugal limited government, free enterprise, low taxes, maximal liberty, individualism, freedom of conscience. In another corner the Marxist derived left - large unlimited government intruding to control every aspect of life, shackled and nationalized heavily regulated enterprise, high confiscatory taxes, minimal liberty, group rights and a tiny sphere for individual choice and a government prescribed set of ideologies and values inculcated through the schools and enforced by the state. In the third corner - not big in the US but big globally for demographic reasons is Islam - different from the other religions because it is aggressive, militant, and because it seeks supremacy over all other religions (with the intention to reduce them to Dhimmi status with inferior legal rights, higher taxation and daily degradations and humiliations in deference to Muslims). Islam differs from other religions in not being just a religion but actually being an entire social system with its own legal system, prescribed social relations (in great detail including men vs women etc), its own political system etc. The classical liberal democracies had crushed the Marxists in the end of the Cold War but the Marxists have revived and cloaked themselves in a variety of guises - global warming, environmentalism etc. The left aims to crush liberal democracy then to crush religion. Islam aims to crush liberal democracy then to crush the left. Right now both the left and Islam while natural enemies are focused on undermining the West and the leading society based on the principles of Classical Liberalism, America. The biggest weakness of the Classical Liberal states is that most people are focused on the details of their own lives made possible by their liberty and are not really focused on the incursions by the left. The union of Islam and the Left against America is based on the theory that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Obama's extreme action are beginning has partially awakened the sleeping giant of believers in classical American values to the threat from the left in the same way that 9/11 awakened them to the threat from the Islamofascists. Worrisome times. I expect that the forces of liberty will eventually triumph over the dark forces of the left and of Islam but this is not certain - great civilizations have fallen before and Dark Ages have happened and there is a significant chance that this could occur again.

Posted by: student1776 | August 28, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

cbrxx comments, "when the speaker of the house says 'Just pass these bills so we can see what they are' it's time for CHANGE!"

Ha! Ha! Botox Pelosi may as well said, "Here, eat this loco weed so we can find out what it does."

Her best utterance recently is threatening a federal investigation of those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque.

A federal investigation for our exercising our right to free speech!

She calls us Nazis? I think the girl has been eating too much loco weed.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again the Democrates your talking about and the kkk ARE THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRATES that left the party in the 1960s
this is why you see confederate flags being flown at tea party rallies these racist you talk about is Republican party REAGAN, TRENT LOTT, CONALLY,and countless other Repulicans were democrates that left because of the civil rights act.
for the conservativs to try to claim civil rights is the opitamy of hipocrosy.but then again this is the same culture that evangilist Ted Haggert who was a consrvative hero was caught buying drugs from his boyfriend.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

We at http://www.christianretirement.com love the Lord, we love America, we love Dr. King, his message, and his fantastic "I Have a Dream" speech. Finally, we feel that America has lost her way and we love the fact that Glenn Beck along with many others are issuing the call for the honor, integrity, faith, and the principles America once knew to be restored. America was founded by leaders who were predominantly Christian in their beliefs and upon the Christian principles they were willing to die for.

Posted by: rroad2111 | August 28, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

meldina55 comments, "those libarals that your talking about are the reason you can even be able to vote."

Is that so! In essence you are writing, "American Indians are too stupid to fight for their own rights."

History, current and past, reflects you are, well, history would not compliment you for your written words.

You are a perfect spokesperson for left liberals. You are an icon of left liberalism. You perfectly epitomize the Democratic political party!

Next in line, please.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Those liberals are the reason no one has a job today, record foreclosures, kazillion dollar deficit that no one even can estimate with any reasonable amount of accuracy, when the speaker of the house says "Just pass these bills so we can see what they are" it's time for CHANGE!

Posted by: cbrxx | August 28, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

those libarals that your talking about are the reason you can even be able to vote.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

The Sharpton rally was cute, a little football field full of patient polite folks that spent the afternoon having to listen to speakers cry about Glenn Beck like a bunch of little sissy's.

Who do they think they are fooling, the Republican party was formed to battle against the democratic party's discrimination bills and the KKK.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/p...

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. A direct result of the Kansas-Nebraska act was a new political party came into being. This resulted in the establishment of two opposing legislatures within the Kansas territory. The Anti-Slavery Settlers came to be known as
the "Republican" party.

http://www.civilwarhome.com/republica...

The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, both black and white. An estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites died at the end of KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964. The first grand wizard of the KKK was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention, no Democrats voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves.

Historical documents are unequivocal that the Klan was established by Democrats and that the Klan played a prominent role in the Democratic Party. A 13-volume set of congressional investigations from 1872 conclusively and irrefutably documents that fact.

http://www.paperlessarchives.com/kkk_...

American History can not be erased or changed, you can not deny the facts.

Posted by: cbrxx | August 28, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

meldina55 comments, "grow up to be a woman but what you really are is a sellout"

I am flattered by your left liberal invectives! I have your attention. If you would only pay attention to what you are writing, you could become a better person!

Left liberals, so amusing! However, I am not amused by left liberals ruining our America.

My amusement is all this left liberal ironic comedy in the vain of Mark Twain! Left liberals think of themselves as amongst the intelligentsia elite but when those boys open their mouths, only childish insults drool out!

Tell ya, those boys ain't got a cow lick of common sense! No, ma'am, they surely don't.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

you are correct about MLK niece not her daughter.got wrong info. but what dose that have to do with her being a sellout? for you to use that as a reason that the analisys about her motives are incorrect just shows what integity you have.and that you will use any argument to distort.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Nobody wants to say this.MLK daughter speaking at this rally. either she is very stupid not to realize that these are the very conservatives that didn't want a MLK day in their state and who also want to repeal the civil Rights act.
Many of them in their states have confedarate soldiers day passed as law by consevative Republicans on august 28 as an insult to her father
example [TEXAS]wich is run by Republicans
or there is another worst reason than just being stupid.She got alot and I mean alot of money from someone for speaking fees at this rally and for selling
out her father and the civil rights movement.There it's said

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse
?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? FACTS, how about checking your facts. Alveda King is the NIECE of Dr. King, not his daughter. Check your facts before you call someone stupid. It is you who seem to fit that name.

Posted by: catmomtx | August 28, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

ibidibid comments, "Beck Compares Self to Moses, Jesus, and others…"

Alan J. Lipman cannot be a qualified clinical psychologist. He suffers personal problems of his own.

Our girl is a clinical psychologist, her first name is "Doctor" just as my first name is "Doctor". I know a bit about this topic.

Early on in his article, Alan J. Lipman writes,

"Shots of the crowd. Pure White. Lots of shaved heads, American flag shirts."

Right there, right at the beginning of his article he inadvertently lets on to his true intent, a racist rant.

Soon after, Lipman writes,

"The first people of color--as singers of the national anthem. Two and two. You can imagine the conversation--1 will seem as if it is too little, three too threatening."

There it is! His words are hardcore racism. He is also a very poor writer; he mixes a numeral with a spelled out number.

Lipman is accusing Beck of taking advantage of minority group members for Beck's own personal benefit. This Lipman accusation is racist in nature.

Bit later he insults me personally,

"A rabbi, a native American, a pastor and Glenn beck walk into a bar..."

A sincere joke like this would be fine, no problem. However, taken within Lipman's established context, Lipman is actually writing, "Those minorities are ignorant and gullible because they don't know they are being used and abused by Beck."

Lipman is insulting Jews, American Indians, Christians and Glenn Beck. He is also writing a subtle racial slur through suggesting Beck is abusing minorities.

I am making note Lipman is borderline illiterate evidenced by his numerous grammar mistakes children know not to make.

Lipman cannot be a qualified clinical psychologist and be a racist; he has serious personal problems.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Over 500,000 Against Obamacare (continued post):

Nurses with doctorates in nursing have 4 years college and 2-3 years post-grad school vs Doctors of medicine have 4 years college, 4 years medical school, 3-7 years residency, and possibly 1-2 years fellowship training. We’re talking about 2-3 vs 7-13 years of post-graduate education and training differences. We want to preserve the patient-doctor relationship and not have it become patient-government, patient-tech, patient-nurse. Who do you want leading your health care team and managing your health?

Posted by: johnMD2 | August 28, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Well right now it is all insurance leading my health care team. It is insurance that tells me that they won't pay for a particular prescription that my doctor has prescribed or a particular treatment. Don't tell me that doesn't happen. I have had it happen to many times to count. What I would like is to have access to affordable health care and be covered even if I do have a preexisting condition. I would like to know that people won't be dropped from their coverage because they have an expensive illness. I would like to see ALL Americans have access to health care. And I refuse to let people like you scare me into voting against my own best interest.

Posted by: catmomtx | August 28, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation someday you will realize that the people that you admire if they get into office will someday be asking you for your papers because they call themselves the Real Americans they want your vote they just dont want you.and guess what I am a real AMERICAN my ancesters did not come from europe my ancesters have been here for 40,000 years
but being betrayed and sold out to europians by our own kind is not new.it happend all though history so grow up to be a woman but what you really are is a sellout

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Beck Awards “Faith Medal” to Beck Show Guest Who Compared Beck to the Biblical King of Judah.

Beck Compares Self to Moses, Jesus, and others…but humbly:

http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2010/08/liveblogging-beck-rally.html

Posted by: ibidibid | August 28, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Yet another racial slur out of the Al Sharpton camp.

Referring to the Beck-Palin rally, Jaime Contreras, at the Sharpton rally said in part,

"...represent angry white people and hate-mongering...We will not let them stand in the way of the change we voted for!"

Jaime Contreras is a leader of a "sect" the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) an offshoot of the now defunct ACORN, which was shut down for criminal activities.

Contreras is flaming racial fires by his making disparaging remarks about White America and suggesting White Americans are racists.

Contreras is a racist.

I am still not finding racial slurs coming out of the Beck-Palin camp.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

I have been going to DC for 20 years when rallies are down on the Mall. I usually go eat an early breakfast grab the Post and ride with two friends on our motorcycles and park either on Ohio St next to FDR Memmorial or up near the USDA Building on the mall, depending where the best parking is. SO we did the same today and got good parking at the FDR on Ohio St.
So we got there at 9am and walked around the FDR then the Korean Mem, started talking to some people from Indiana who said they came for the Beck Rally. We walked over to Vietnam Mem and talked to some people handing out small towels and a pamflet that said Jesus saves. We live in Chantilly and again have been to 10's of rallies over the years in DC so alot of out of towners were asking where the bath rooms were and places to eat, we told them the Old Post Office Pavillion as a decent place but a hike. Over all everyone looked happy and alot of families. Some agitators came to, I think

Posted by: dukeameye1 | August 28, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

meldina55 comments, "biscuit eating morons"

fingersfly comments, "What sort of cretin"

I love you left liberals and your insulting remarks! You sincerely amuse me, and you remind me to always tend to my dignity, even though I am just a girl dreaming of becoming a woman.

You are your own worst enemy. November, darlings, November you will be reminded of your insulting ways. You will be reminded patriotic Americans don't take kindly to left liberals insulting us.

Then 2012, a real American, a patriotic American will become our president, Sarah Palin! I love that girl.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Another repugnant racial slur coming out of the Al Sharpton rally.

"Don't let anyone tell you that they have the right to take their country back. It's our country, too. We will reclaim the dream. It was ours from the beginning."

This is uttered by Avis Jones Deweaver of the National Council of Negro Women. She is making reference to the Beck-Palin rally people.

Deweaver is differentiating based upon skin color. Hers is racism.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

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What sort of cretin finds anything even remotely racist about that statement? "Taking the country back" is what the tea party racists have been screaming about: canceling the 14th Amendment, restricting freedom of religion, breaking down the wall of separation between church and state; and now having the nerve to lay claim to civil rights and the dream of equality. Disgusting!

Posted by: fingersfly | August 28, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Another repugnant racial slur coming out of the Al Sharpton rally.

"Don't let anyone tell you that they have the right to take their country back. It's our country, too. We will reclaim the dream. It was ours from the beginning."

This is uttered by Avis Jones Deweaver of the National Council of Negro Women. She is making reference to the Beck-Palin rally people.

Deweaver is differentiating based upon skin color. Hers is racism.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

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What sort of cretin finds anything even remotely racist about that statement? "Taking the country back" is what the tea party racists have been screaming about: canceling the 14th Amendment, restricting freedom of religion, breaking down the wall of separation between church and state; and now having the nerve to lay claim to civil rights and the dream of equality. Disgusting!

Posted by: fingersfly | August 28, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

gunchfilms adds to our interest, "Here is a video I shot at today's rally in which Tea Party supporters debate racism with Obama supporter."

Very disturbing. Very good video.

My observation is the black boy is a hardcore racist. In fairness, the white boy, light hair, shades, black shirt with a white stripe, he seems a closet racist. He is the boy who jumped in to make comments than walked away with a wave of a hand.

The white boy in a suit and American flag tie is very articulate and very assertive. He appears to be a politician. He conducted himself with clear professionalism.

My score, one black racist, one suspected white closet racist.

I am not sure labeling the white boy "closet racist" is fair; he is very angry but his angry words do tell much. Nonetheless, there is an underlying truth to his words. I am more tempted to label his words truth with a racial overtone.

Black boy, very clear he is a racist.

If you, the reader, are disturbed by my use of "boy" in my commentary, tough luck. This is a cultural inflection which has nothing to do with a lack of respect.

I am an Okie farm girl, I am a red skinned girl, I am not old enough to earn a title of "woman".

We are to display respect for cultural differences, we are to never disparage others based solely upon culture.

Very good film! Post more if can.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

People should be judged by their past actions, not be led by some proganda that they just came up with so close to the elections.The consevatives have a history
so dont get all cumbaya on me.save that for the biscuit eating morons that watch Beck or listen to Limbaugh

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

People should be judged by their past actions, not be led by some proganda that they just came up with so close to the elections.The consevatives have a history
so dont get all cumbaya on me.save that for the biscuit eating morons that whatch Beck or listen to Libaugh

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I have a few questions for all posters here -

Please respond.

#1 Did you watch or listen to the Beck Honor Rally in it's entirety?

# 2 Did you watch or listen to the Sharpton Martin Luther King Rally in it's entirety?

# 3 If not to either Beck, why not?

# 4 If not to Sharpton, why not?

# 5 If to one or the other, why not both?

# 6 If to neither, why the heck are you even posting here about either one?

I'll answer for myself. I watched and/or listened to both - in their entirety!

If you are posting without actually seeing or at least listening to either of the rallies, I feel sorry for this country.

Posted by: sandyc69 | August 28, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Over 500,000 Doctors Against Obamacare (continued post):

Nurses with doctorates in nursing have 4 years college and 2-3 years post-grad school vs Doctors of medicine have 4 years college, 4 years medical school, 3-7 years residency, and possibly 1-2 years fellowship training. We’re talking about 2-3 vs 7-13 years of post-graduate education and training differences. We want to preserve the patient-doctor relationship and not have it become patient-government, patient-tech, patient-nurse. Who do you want leading your health care team and managing your health?

Posted by: johnMD2 | August 28, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Over 500,000 Against Obamacare (continued post):

Nurses with doctorates in nursing have 4 years college and 2-3 years post-grad school vs Doctors of medicine have 4 years college, 4 years medical school, 3-7 years residency, and possibly 1-2 years fellowship training. We’re talking about 2-3 vs 7-13 years of post-graduate education and training differences. We want to preserve the patient-doctor relationship and not have it become patient-government, patient-tech, patient-nurse. Who do you want leading your health care team and managing your health?

Posted by: johnMD2 | August 28, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Byrd apologized for being in kkk and christians are sopposed to accept remorse thats the differance Einstien.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

The very instant "anything" is insultingly differentiated based upon skin color, this is racism.

In news today, I reading a continuous stream of racial slurs coming out of the Al Sharpton rally, racial slurs coming from alleged "leaders" of Black America.

I am sure there were some racial slurs slung about at the Beck-Palin rally, slung around out in the crowds. However, I am not finding any incidents of racism by Beck nor Palin nor other speakers, not finding this in news reports.

Plenty of racism coming from the speakers at the Al Sharpton rally.

No racism evident at the Beck-Palin rally.

Again, this is quite the stark contrast. This is an albatross being hung about the neck of Black America, by leaders of Black America.

I must speak out on behalf of Black America, this is not right what leaders of Black America are doing. This is wrongly labeling Black America as racist for nothing more than a political agenda.

Black America is not racist by large, but leaders of Black America are earning a racist label for all black Americans.

This is loathsome.

Now, Eric Holder, call me a coward again, and Barack Obama, tell me I am behaving stupidly.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Over 500,000 Doctors Against Obamacare

When I made the decision to become a physician, I wanted to dedicate my time and life to providing the best and most compassionate care possible. After receiving a bachelors in science (4 years), I went to medical school (4 years) and residency (5 years).

These 13 years of my life was dedicated to developing my mind so I could provide the best care possible. So how does our President describe my physician colleagues and I? He states that instead of doing what’s best for the patient, we look at reimbursements to decide patient care. He states we do unnecessary tonsillectomies for a “sore throat” to make money (youtube video: Obama- Doctors taking tonsils out for money). My patients come first and I am dedicated to their best interest. I would never perform an unnecessary surgery.

Also, the President stated we make $50,000 for an amputation. For an amputation for diabetes, medicare will reimburse $879.21. No surgeon makes $50,000 as the President stated (youtube video: Doctors Choose Amputations because Surgeons Get Paid More). In fact, malpractice insurance can be 50K, sometimes more. It’s embarrassing that our own President does not have correct information on how the billing in our health care system works. Does he even understand our health care system?

If we truly want health care reform, why are we not focusing on tort reform to decrease defensive medicine and malpractice insurance rates? These factors make significant contributions to the cost of health care. Defensive medicine costs ~200 billion/year and trial law ~200 billion/year. Perhaps the Obamacare legislation does not focus on tort reform because trial lawyers make significant contributions to politicians, including Obama's campaign.

I understand the President’s point- prevention of medical complications is important, but I do not agree with his slander of physicians and the misinformation he gives the American people. I strongly oppose Obamacare because I do not want the government interfering in my relationships with patients. When I look at government run systems (inefficient DMV and Postal Service, mismanaged funds of Social Security), I cannot trust the government to manage something so important as healthcare. Do you?

If you want to learn more about over 500,000 doctors against Obamacare and the healthcare reform we hope to achieve, please search “Docs4PatientCare.org.” The majority of polls the last year, physicians, Americans in general are opposed to the (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Obamacare legislation. The legislation will act to decrease the influence of physicians over time and promote non-physician ‘extenders.’ Non-physician ‘extenders’ are — nurses, nurses that get doctorates in nursing (not doctorates in medicine) & introduce themselves to patients now as “doctors”, physician assistants, techs performing the roles of medical doctors.

Posted by: johnMD2 | August 28, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

meldina55 The democrats gave Robert Byrd high honors.. They layed him in states.. The republicans didn't do the same for Strom Thurmond.. The democrats held that racist Byrd as a hero.. Pull your head out of your posterior..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

THE FIRST AMENDMENT- 12/15/1791

FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL.


http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Am1

Posted by: sea_ghostt | August 28, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

THE FIRST AMENDMENT- 12/12/1791

FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL.


http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Am1

Posted by: sea_ghostt | August 28, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Here is a video I shot at today's rally in which Tea Party supporters debate racism with Obama supporter.

http://bit.ly/aukGgA

Posted by: gunchfilms | August 28, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

suddenly the conservatives are all cumbaya
don't fall for it ther still the same biscuit eating racist they always been.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey Okpulot Taha.. Much Love.. Much Respect..

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

mariostevenson comments, "You can't be selective to only hear what you like."

Day I was born I was denied American citizenship and denied a right to vote. I was born in Oklahoma. During my childhood, an uncle and I are kicked out of a cafe in Idabel, Oklahoma, for our refusing to sit in a section of this cafe labeled, "COLORED".

Subsequently I was subjected to racism throughout my childhood. I know the sting of having adults call me a "filthy injun" and know the sting of being refused teenage jobs, such as a waitress, because I was of the wrong color.

Not so bad these days, only once or twice a year are overt racial slurs slung at me.

I know racism better than almost all black Americans. I know racism, both subtle and overt, when I hear racism, when I read racism and when I see racism.

I am credentialed, painfully so, to recognize racism, subtle and overt.

Despite all this racism I experienced, I love Oklahoma, I love our America and I hold no grudges, none at all. I do not blame today's peoples for past racism.

What credentials do you hold, Mario Stevenson, which qualify you to comment on what constitutes racism and what does not?

Reads to me you are selectively deciding what is racism and what is not racism to support your personal political agenda.

This is racism.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I am so glad that Beck wants to help restore honor to the USA. The president has been doing a great job of it but needs all the help he can get. Attacking a sovereign country unprovoked, violating the Geneva convention by torturing prisoners, suspending habeas corpus are the type of activities that are far from "Christian" and very shameful in my opinion. I heard Sarah Palin emphasize "All men are created equal". That is a very important value to emphasize. Any American of Mexican descent or Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Socialist, Anarchist, Gay, should have equal influence over our government as billionaires such as the Koch brothers who paid for all of those buses to bring people to these rallies as long as we all abide by the same laws. Thomas Jefferson said 'It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. 'I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.'

Posted by: doglindsay | August 28, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

"Just what honor is there in following a known separatist and an active seditionist?" Seditionist? Yates v. United States, by ruling that teaching an ideal, no matter how harmful it may seem, does not equal advocating or planning its implementation. On the topic of separist: Why do you stand by Obama?

Posted by: serialjoepsycho3 | August 28, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I was expecting more of a hatchet job. But this is good work, thank you.

Posted by: 2302 | August 28, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Just what honor is there in following a known separatist and an active seditionist? Neither one has any crediblity in the real non Fox world and it shows each and every time they open their mouths to elucidate anything remotely intelligent.That's like being hidden from the public's view because you died while fighting their very expensive and never paid for war because you were sent into battle by those who never got half a world away from the real thing. They are fun to watch if you like the Maury show or Jerry Springer, nothing more than a waste of time and energy.

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | August 28, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Someone made a comment about the democratic party forming the KKK that is correct but lets get this strait. it was the southern conservative democrats the same ones who left the party in the 60's because of the civil rights act and where did they go?into the Republican party where they now dominate. that's why that side of the isle looks like the crowd at the grand ol opry.this is a cultural thing
white racist who are now moving to the tea party by tea party I dont mean [ron pauls tea party I mean dick armys & fox news tea party express] because the Repulican party isn't racist enough for them.so if you follow politics its also good to see what's happining socialogically

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 3:36 PM

If you're Pro-Conservative-Christian, I would believe that Mr. Sharpton's commentary, and the words of his colleagues would sound racial. In order to be fair, and hear everyone; You can't be selective to only hear what you like. It you're looking for error, you'll no doubt find it. If you're looking for truth, you'll know doubt find it.

The concern is whether the rally by Mr.Beck was actually a rally by Mr.Beck.

Posted by: mariostevenson | August 28, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 3:36 PM

If you're Pro-Conservative-Christian, I would believe that Mr. Sharpton's commentary, and the words of his colleagues would sound racial. In order to be fair, and hear everyone; You can't be selective to only hear what you like. It you're looking for error, you'll no doubt find it. If you're looking for truth, you'll know doubt find it.

The concern is whether the rally my Mr.Beck was actually a rally by Mr.Beck.

Posted by: mariostevenson | August 28, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, when the mockers shouted, "If you are The Christ then come down from your cross". Non-Believers can be changed by the Word of God but, for the unrepentant, do not waste your breath or time. Shake off the dust from your shoes of their town/home and continue on your journey. For time is short and the harvest too large to waste on tares.

Pray for them and hopefully, in God's will, they will come to the knowledge of God's forgiveness and love. So much so, that He sacrificed His ONLY Begotten Son so as to allow us a path to him.

Posted by: ElOregonian | August 28, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: pureambition | August 28, 2010 3:11 PM

The truth is the America was not founded on religion, but freedom OF religion. The information in your statement is not accurate in accordance to American History. Christianity was used as a binding tool, and eventually ruled illegal, and an inhumane act. Such acts are common in the application of war, and slavery. Not many Americans follow up on the long paths of slavery in America. Although appearing terrifying for some, and unjust to others. Slavery in America was a bi-product of the trade wars prior to the existence of America as a country.

It should also be noted that, it's a racially intended remark to assume that Blacks were the only slaves in this country, and prior to the existence of this country. There's has not yet been a race on this Earth that has not been enslaved. As for this country, every race here today...now has in this country's past tasted slavery.

Posted by: mariostevenson | August 28, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Another repugnant racial slur coming out of the Al Sharpton rally.

"Don't let anyone tell you that they have the right to take their country back. It's our country, too. We will reclaim the dream. It was ours from the beginning."

This is uttered by Avis Jones Deweaver of the National Council of Negro Women. She is making reference to the Beck-Palin rally people.

Deweaver is differentiating based upon skin color. Hers is racism.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 3:05 PM

There was never any mention of color in my commentary. In fact, there was direct mention of any specific creed at all.

@Posted by: randy28146 | August 28, 2010 3:08 PM

There was a problem with the posting. Sometimes the preview will unknowingly post instead of preview, and of course the after clicking post will create a duplicate posting.

Posted by: mariostevenson | August 28, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Did America forget the Democratic Party created the KKK two hundred years ago to fight against freeing the slaves and letting them vote? Google up "who created the kkk?" and see About 1,520,000 results (0.28 seconds), you can't change American history.

Glenn Becks gathering today was awesome, had to be near a half million people there of all colors, the "Other" gathering in a parking lot was a waste of time and not worthy of mention.

Posted by: cbrxx | August 28, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I'll tell you one thing. I wish I would have had a biscuit & gravy stand out there
I would have made some bucks.

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

pureambition comments, "I am glad that Glenn is trying to stand up for those beliefs, and I fully support and stand with him."

I am a pagan Indian girl. I don't believe in your Christian god. Nonetheless, I fiercely support Christian ideals.

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin invested a lot of time and effort into making sure this rally honors all Americans, especially our military girls and boys. Both made sure this rally is not about politics nor about ethnicity.

Theirs is The Good. The are good Americans.

I join you in standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Beck, Palin and all Americans who stand and honor our home, America.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

@Posted by: quoxi | August 28, 2010 3:03 PM

I think you have the wrong idea; In fact, I know you do, and is why you should never open commentary with "name-calling." I am Muslim, and it was a comparison that: if Mr. Beck understood the sensitivity to having "his" rally (that doesn't represent all Americans) in the manner that Dr. King had his "I have a Dream" speech to represent America, but, Mr. Beck had his rally anyway. Then the mosque should be built (anyway).

More so, my commentary was directed at the hidden agenda of Mr. Beck's rally in that, it's resulting in a Pro-Conservative-Christian rally. With Fox News Corp. (Pro-Conservative) carrying the message, it brings in a new light to shine on the media.


The media was to be unbiased when "freedom of the press" was inscribed. Therefore, in reviewing both rallies: Mr. Sharpton's, and Mr. Beck's. The rally of Mr. Beck was not intended to represent all Americans.

Posted by: mariostevenson | August 28, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Nobody wants to say this.MLK daughter speaking at this rally. either she is very stupid not to realize that these are the very conservatives that didn't want a MLK day in their state and who also want to repeal the civil Rights act.
Many of them in their states have confedarate soldiers day passed as law by consevative Republicans on august 28 as an insult to her father
example [TEXAS]wich is run by Republicans
or there is another worst reason than just being stupid.She got alot and I mean alot of money from someone for speaking fees at this rally and for selling
out her father and the civil rights movement.There it's said

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow ! Way to go Americans and Mr. Beck did a good job ! Especially liked and had to laugh when the neice of Martin Luther King gave Rev Al Sharpton a talking to and set him straight real fast !God Bless America !What a beautiful day for Americans to peacefully gather !"We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal..."

Posted by: jbatman | August 28, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Wish I was there.

Posted by: greatgrandmasue | August 28, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

It is good to see somebody that has some values and stands for something in our country. Do people not remember that our country was founded on God and Christain values? It was the belief that God created all men to have worth and to be equal that led our founding fathers to fight for our freedom. The sacrifice they made for their beliefs has created the most properous and free nation that has ever exsisted. I am glad that Glenn is trying to stand up for those beliefs, and I fully support and stand with him.

Posted by: pureambition | August 28, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

It is good to see somebody that has some values and stands for something in our country. Do people not remember that our country was founded on God and Christain values? It was the belief that God created all men to have worth and to be equal that led our founding fathers to fight for our freedom. The sacrifice they made for their beliefs has created the most properous and free nation that has ever exsisted. I am glad that Glenn is trying to stand up for those beliefs, and I fully support and stand with him.

Posted by: pureambition | August 28, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

It is good to see somebody that has some values and stands for something in our country. Do people not remember that our country was founded on God and Christain values? It was the belief that God created all men to have worth and to be equal that led our founding fathers to fight for our freedom. The sacrifice they made for their beliefs has created the most properous and free nation that has ever exsisted. I am glad that Glenn is trying to stand up for those beliefs, and I fully support and stand with him.

Posted by: pureambition | August 28, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: oitsugina | August 28, 2010 2:39 PM

You want to talk about honor and character? How about going after people who caused the world to go pop? How about rallying in front of the banks and companies who were the catalysts behind the recent global economical turmoil?

Every government gets its direction from the business community and where have they led us? To the ground, that's where. So my question is, why aren't these misguided people go bark at their door steps? Why doesn't the corporation in this country (not every single one of them) operate on a less than an honorable policies where one's interest trumps everybody else' right?

Where is their clamor for all the wrongs these companies have done to the world?

Posted by: quoxi | August 28, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I've seen several double posts. I had one on the Sharpton article. When you attempt to submit the post, a message appears stating that there was a problem. When you try to post again, both appear.

Posted by: randy28146 | August 28, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

mariostevenson comments, "It's disrespectful to have such a rally where Dr. King held the 'I Have a Dream' speech."

You are, in essence, writing, "Only Black America may honor Martin Luther King."

A logical expectation, then, is Black America will stay away from the Lincoln Memorial and will not honor Abraham.

You are differentiating based upon skin color which I know to be racism.

However, you are warmly welcomed to frequent my peoples' "National Museum of the American Indian" over in Washington, D.C. or over in New York. My peoples are color blind.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mariostevenson | August 28, 2010 2:50 PM

Your argument sounds like those bigots who cry foul when Muslims sought to build a community center on Park 51. It doesn't matter when or where he is giving his speech--it is not insensitive in any regard. Try to focus on his message. He is a charlatan with conspiratorial sleight-of-mind who is put a yoke of gullibility on many's mind who believe whatever a piece of false information his ilk spew.

Posted by: quoxi | August 28, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

@ledit "Too many Americans are under the mis-understanding that America was founded on freedom of religion==WRONG WRONG WRONG
America is founded on freedom FROM religion....etc"
Where in the world do you get your history/information???? I suggest you go back to the original documents themselves...the original writings of the founders and see if you come to the same conclusions...
BTW....I believe GOD was firmly present and the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement...in fact, but for the presence of GOD...it would have never happened.

Posted by: oitsugina | August 28, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: madmike272 | August 28, 2010 1:19 PM

Wrong, Permitted/prohibited activities for employees who may participate in partisan political activity

These federal and D.C. employees may:

* express opinions about candidates and issues
* contribute money to political organizations
* attend political fundraising functions
* attend and be active at political rallies and meetings

etc...

Posted by: quoxi | August 28, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Fox New Corp had always publicly revealed it (Fox News Corp) to be conservative, and Mr. Beck is an employee or contractor of Fox News Corp. Then the rally "...to restore America" is a conservative rally, but ultimately resulting in a "paid advertisement endorsed by Fox News Corp."


It's disrespectful to have such a rally where Dr. King held the "I Have a Dream" speech. In the same token that it was disrespectful to have the rally by Mr. Beck, just as equally to build a mosque on the grounds of 9/11. Mr. Beck held his rally anyway! Therefore, the mosque should be built because there's obviously no respect in either situation.


As for Mr. Sharpton's rally, there is keen point to be recognized. Conservative rich Americans have trampled on Dr. King's speech in Mr. Beck's rally (no doubt carried by Fox News Corp.), and in memory of what it meant (Dr. King's speech). There was only video highlights of Mr. Beck's rally by the media. America (Americans) should not in turn become oppressed by the Conservative rich. Mr. Sharpton's rally was not to promote racism, but rather make it clear of the underlying "racial" intent embedded within Mr. Beck's rally. America is far from being "all" conservative Christians. America is filled with all creeds, and religions (orthodoxed, and unorthordoxed). Mr. Sharpton's rally brings the very point: "do you want to be beat-down, forced, and molded into a reformed conservative Christian?" This is what Mr. Beck's rally means, and Fox News Corp. is meaning to become the empire behind Mr. Becks message.


Therefore, truth could not exist within Mr. Beck's rally, nor speech. Mr. Beck didn't intend to represent "all" Americans in the rally speech. With Fox News Corp. being Pro-Conservative-Christian, there could not have been fair representation at Mr. Beck's rally.

Posted by: mariostevenson | August 28, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

FYI: You have to watch Glenn Beck for more than 5 minutes to judge, understand, evaluate him or those who watch him. The message of this event...and why Mr.Beck has put his ass on the line by interjecting religion in a big way.... is this....It does not matter who you are or what you believe politically....democrat..republican..etc...if honor,character and GOD are not restored to this country's citizens and politicians...we will fail ourselves and most importantly...our children.

Posted by: oitsugina | August 28, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Nobody wants to say this.MLK daughter speaking at this rally. either she is very stupid not to realize that these are the very conservitives that didn't want a MLK day in their state and who also want to repealthe civil Rights act.
Many of them in their states have confederit soldiers day on august 28 as an insult to her father
example [TEXAS]wich is run by Republicans
or there is another worst reason than being stupid.she got alot of money for speaking at this rally and selling
out her father and the civil rights movement.There it's said

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

mgsmothers comments, "desecrating the flag by writing on it, conrary to the rules and regulations for the flag of the United States of America."

I sliced and diced an American flag then sewed together a string bikini for myself. Should I be placed in prison for my crime?

Boys certainly seem to like my criminal act I so proudly wear.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that I almost always hear what other's totally miss as truly significant? Glenn Beck stated:

IT’S CODE ! : Washington Monument is a fake but good representation of the architecture of the genuine Egyptian (Khemet - Luxor - Aswan stone) Obelisk in Central Park, which was billed historically as a gift from the Egyptian Government to the City of New York in 1879.

It is code for what you do not realize is the foundation of your Christianity. Divine ? Yeah, Khemet was and is still very much divine to any Africkan of the diaspora ! He must realize the writing is really on the wall ! Oh and in case you missed it, that Sky God Beck was talking about is named Shu, as in Ye-Shu-Ah !

Thanks Glenn, you just couldn’t help yourself !

Posted by: giaramos2010 | August 28, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Problem with Beck is his prayer business, Jesus said not to be like hypocrites who pray in public, but go into your private room, pray in private to your father who listens in private.
This is a secular nation.
Too many Americans are under the mis-understanding that America was founded on freedom of religion==WRONG WRONG WRONG
America is founded on freedom FROM religion
The only thing in the founding documents FORBID the use of religion in politics, FORBIDS the need or claim of any kind of any religion to be a holder of public office
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison had no use for religion
TRY A LITTLE RESEARhttp://theweek.com/article/index/106363/Is_America_a_Christian_nationCH

Posted by: ledit | August 28, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

I see that a number of people at the Beck rally are desecrating the flag by writing on it, conrary to the rules and regulations for the flag of the United States of America.

Posted by: mgsmothers | August 28, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

This proves one thing.Fox and Beck can really bring out the Goobers

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Beck and Palin say what people who are not thinking are thinking.

Posted by: Hoffmann1 | August 28, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Try comparing this picture to the one the Washington Post had. And then read the Posts own article about long lines at the metro stations and see who you believe.

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/us/2010/08/28/glenn-becks-restoring-honor-rally-lincoln-memorial-washington-dc/#slide=13

Don't believe a thing I read in the Post these days.

Posted by: noVAfamily | August 28, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

This proves one thing.Fox and Beck can really bring out the Goobers

Posted by: meldina55 | August 28, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Beck and Palin say what people who are not thinking are thinking.

Posted by: Hoffmann1 | August 28, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Beck and Palin say what people who are not thinking are thinking.

Posted by: Hoffmann1 | August 28, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Amercia seems to be receding back into the days of 'snake oil salesmen' and 'grifters'. This 'War on Knowledge' will be the final undoing if allowed to persist. A radio-boy and a runner-up in a small town pretty pageant who can't speak english? What has happed to America. Why not just elect Peewee Herman and Britney Speers and be done with it.

Posted by: 10emlet | August 28, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

mattmchugh comments, "I wish more people were inclined to be thinkers and not simply followers."

Other words your thinking is, "Those who take a firm stance with which I do not agree are not thinkers."

I have issues with your thinking.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

LETFREEDOMRING2: The poster child for Palin's "real" american. Disgusting.

Posted by: swatkins1 | August 28, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Freedom in America must extend to all, even ill-informed, vacuous celebrities and the disgruntled rabble they attract. In that sense, I support the right of this rally to exist.

Still, what bugs me about it, is how it lays bare how manipulable people are by demagoguery and disinformation. I won't lay blame exclusively on one end of the political spectrum or the other, but the ease with which omnipresent media allows a crafty figurehead to call cult a to themself is disturbing. Quibble all you like about who's right or wrong, but the bottom line is that divide-and-conquer is the mandate of all politics today. I wish more people were inclined to be thinkers and not simply followers... but, of course, that's not what any would-be leader wants.

-- mm

Posted by: mattmchugh_dot_com | August 28, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Restoring hon0r,My FOOT!!! BECK and fox TV et al are ruining the lives and ripping this coutry apart you want to see the results of there work, and the real vicitms of their propaganda, check the story out and don't let them let you forget who they hurt


http://bit.ly/aTYwWu

Posted by: republicanblack | August 28, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

"I believe that attending a demonstration and identifying yourself as a federal employee was a violation of several rules, and possibly of the Hatch Act! He should be investigated by OPR!"
provided to us by one@madmike272:

No. The Hatch Act covers (and very thoroughly too) political activity on work time and at the work place, with very few personal limits, the chief one being the prohibition against running for elective office. Federal employees are otherwise encouraged to vote, to participate in political campaigns, to help others do the same, and to exercise their right to freedom of speech and to peaceful assembly. As this Beckistanery, an appalling exercise in a place otherwise until now unsullied is advertised as non-political in nature, it is everyone's right to attend and to express themselves, though precisely what is to be gained is unclear. I do not know what "OPR" is, and as a federal employee myself, agency acronyms are familiar to me. Perhaps madmike272 is referring to Oprah who, while a public figure, is not responsible for official investigations into allegations of misconduct. As she has said in public, "Free speech rocks."

Posted by: jody43jody | August 28, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are kicking Al Sharpton's backside every which way but loose.

This Beck-Palin rally is attended by hundreds of thousands. Al Sharpton's rally is attended by thousands.

Beck and Palin are honoring all Americans, honoring our military girls and boys and honoring our nation as a whole. Beck and Palin are carefully avoiding politics and racial issues.

Al Sharpton is honoring only Black America. His rally is littered with political commentary, racially tinged commentary and hateful commentary.

At the Al Sharpton rally, Robert Franklin, president of Morehouse College, uttered a repugnant racial slur,

"I am delighted to know that Mr. Glenn Beck and his colleagues discovered the 'I Have a Dream' speech...."

Quite the stark contrast there.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation

Posted by: PurlGurl | August 28, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

@johnlclark

Yeah, it was sorta difficult to get a good idea of how many people were at the rally just from watching C-Span.

The National Park Service estimated 1/3 of a million people, by the way...

Posted by: elaimins | August 28, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

@johnlclark

Yeah, it was sorta difficult to get a good idea of how many people were at the rally just from watching C-Span.

The National Park Service estimated 1/3 of a million people, by the way...

Posted by: elaimins | August 28, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

@Godfather_of_Goals
LOL
I will say, from what I saw on C-Span, it didn't appear to be more than 10k out, maybe smaller.
It is funny how much publicity these little rallies get compared to the many rallies and marches for progressive causes. I've been to marches many times the size of this Beck rally and not seen even one article in the newspaper.

Posted by: johnlclark | August 28, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

If I did not see it I would not believe it. Glenn Beck has found religion. I am beyond confused... Glenn what is your angle? I may not agree with your politics or the Tea Party folks but I give you a thumbs up on "Restoring Honor" event. You clearly have made the event participants very diverse although the crowd was extreme right conservative white Americans. You bridged there racist views with the one thing all Americans have in common Love of God and Country! Cudo's to you Glenn very good move.

Posted by: KBrustmeyer2003 | August 28, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Ben Thielen, 32, a District public policy worker - I believe that attending a demonstration and identifying yourself as a federal employee was a violation of several rules, and possibly of the Hatch Act! He should be investigated by OPR!

Posted by: madmike272 | August 28, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Ben Thielen, 32, a District public policy worker - I believe that attending a demonstration and identifying yourself as a federal employee was a violation of several rules, and possibly of the Hatch Act! He should be investigated by OPR!

Posted by: madmike272 | August 28, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

LETFREEDOMRING2
The liberals are sick, sick puppies. They are a member of a cult of failure that has made countries like Cuba and Venezuela what they are today. America was not founded by progressives nor did it become the greatest country on earth by electing left wing socialist/fascist/haters of all that is American.

You left wing people need more than an intervention. You need a colonoscopy.
8/28/2010 12:44:28 PM

Posted by: LETFREEDOMRING2 | August 28, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

"I just think McCain was a better airman than a politician."

Funny since he was probably the worst pilot in the history of naval aviation. Most people have trouble holding on to their flight rating after they crash 4 or 5 planes!

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | August 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

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