Politicians and their parties are not the answer

It’s no secret that we at Capitol Hill Blue hold politicians, political parties and partisans in low esteem.

Actually, that’s an understatement.  We think politicians, political parties are scum of the earth and those who buy into their fantasies are delusional at best.

America doesn’t need another politician at the helm.

We don’t need a celebrity.

We don’t need a pre-packaged, consultant-molded, TV-friendly candidate.

We need a leader.

Is there one out there?

Not in the current, pathetic crop available for election to the House, Senate or White House.

Sadly, the choices for those to represent us and/or to lead this nation will be made by brain-dead voters who long-ago abandoned independent thought and make their decisions now based on blind party affiliation and minds filled with propaganda from the raving lunatics who masquerade as purveyors of information.

Conservatives genuflect at the feet of loons like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity while liberals accept slanted garbage from Rachel Maddow on Keith Olbermann of the left.  Olbermann, thankfully, is off the air for the moment but he will be back, just like a bad check or diarrhea.

Political parties don’t recruit leaders.  They select celebrities or “game changers” who lack the skills necessary for the job.  That’s how we ended up with Barack Obama in the White House and pretenders like Sarah Palin.

We can’t say this often enough:  America cannot be saved by those who think of themselves as Democrats or Republicans, conservatives or liberals or any other political stereotype.

America and only be saved by Americans.

Are you up to the job?

God help us if you’re not.

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Is Sean Hannity Eureka’s Sheriff Andy?

1787 – America’s religion free Constitution signed into law

1967 – Mission Impossible premiers on broadcast TV

COINCIDENCE? I think NOT!

“Wow. That was neat.”
Sheriff Andy

“Let me be straight with you – I like George Bush. I think he’s a man of principle, a man of faith. I think he’s got a backbone of steel and he’s a real, genuine, big-time leader … He’s a consequential figure for his time. We don’t see it right now.”
Sheriff Sean

FROM THE CHURCH OF INEFFABLE STUPIDITY:

Is our citizens crazy?

Who are we?
How did we get here?
Where do we go from here?
What the effing hell is going on?

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Here’s a quicky quiz. Who said these wonderful words?

a) Sarah Palin
b) Newt Gingrich
c) Mitch McConnell
d) John Boehner
e) Jesus Christ
f) Niccolo Machiaveli
g) Joseph Goebbels

Here’s another, one that applies even better to today’s Tea Baggers:

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”

a) Grover Nordquist, anti-Government a—hole
b) Amy Holmes, currently a GOP vagina free @_%#
c) Karl Rove, currently defanged vampire
d) Dick Cheney, former Vice and aid to former president
e) Koch Industry’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dick Armey
f) Jesus Christ, some make believe dude who never wrote a word in the bible
g) Phil Gramm, UBS’ wholly owned male  prostitute and briber
h) Joseph Goebbels, the poster child for today’s Tea Baggers

OK. How about this one? Come on. This is EASY!

“Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character”

a) Michael Steele, GOP’s poster child for hiring the mentally handicapped
b) Michelle Bachmann, who waits for god’s permission to run for president
c) Sarah Palin, you betcha.
d) Sean Hannity, as his pseudo-Veteran’s Support group becomes part of a criminal investigation for fraud.
e) Glenn Beck, as  his pseudo-Veteran’s Support group becomes part of a criminal investigation for fraud.
f) Sharron Angle, “How Dare you ask me real questions? That’s so unfair!”
g) Jan Brewer, “How am I a racist? Let me count the weighs.”
h) Joseph Goebbels, Confirmed sperm donor resulting in Rush Limbaugh’s birth (Google “Santorum” for the source of sperm)

Just three more, just for fun:

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.”

a) Michelle Bachmann
b) Sarah Palin
c) Sean Hannity
d) Bill O’Rarely
e) Rush Limbaugh
f) Napoleon Bonapart
g) Sharron Angle
h) Jan Brewer

“Women are nothing but machines for producing children.”

a) Christine O’Donnell
b) Nadya Suleman
c) Newt Gingrich
d) Sharron Angle
e) Joseph Goebbels
f) Napoleon Bonepart
g) Jesus Christ
h) John Boehner

“I’ll tell you who should be tortured and killed at
Guantanamo – every filthy Democrat in the U.S. Congress. ”

a) Dick Cheney
b) David Addington
c) Alberto Gonzales
d) Sean Hannity
e) Sarah Palin
f) Michelle Bachmann

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DC rally will test Beck’s power

Glen Beck greets supporters (AP)

Glenn Beck, the man behind Saturday’s rally at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, has built an empire around his own voice that grew exponentially with his move to Fox News Channel and President Barack Obama‘s election to the White House.

Beck has become a soundtrack for conservative activists and members of the tea party movement, angry and frustrated with Obama and other Democrats in a highly charged election year. Beck suggests Obama is a socialist moving the country away from its ideals of limited government. Beck’s critics contend that he exploits fear with conspiracy theories and overheated rhetoric.

Organizers say the “Restoring Honor” rally isn’t about politics. It’s to pay tribute to America’s military personnel and others “who embody our nation’s founding principles of integrity, truth and honor.” It also is to promote the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarships and services to family members of military members.

The event at the Lincoln Memorial — where 47 years ago King delivered his speech — is expected to feature 2008 vice presidential nominee and potential 2012 White House candidate Sarah Palin. Organizers have a permit for up to 300,000 people at the rally, although Beck has said he expects 100,000. Counter-rallies with the Rev. Al Sharpton and others also are planned.

Beck, 46, is a former “morning zoo” radio DJ who cleaned up after years of drug abuse in the 1990s and switched to talk radio. CNN’s then-named Headline News network gave Beck his first TV home, and he switched to Fox in January 2009, shortly after Obama was inaugurated.

His Fox show created an immediate sensation, as Beck spun his theories with an emotional fervor that Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert quickly dubbed “crank up the crazy and rip off the knob.” MSNBC rival Keith Olbermann likens him to Lonesome Rhodes, the rags-to-riches everyman who spoke to a nation before he was unmasked as a fraud in the 1957 film “A Face in the Crowd.”

In interviews, Beck sees himself more as broadcaster Howard Beale, the “mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” character in the 1976 movie “Network.”

He was the driving force in stories about former Obama adviser Van Jones, who resigned after Beck publicized some of his past statements. Jones was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.

Beck’s own statement last year that Obama had “a deep-seated hatred for white people” led to an advertiser boycott and protests from civil rights groups.

His Washington rally has attracted attention and criticism because it is taking place on the anniversary of King’s speech and in the same spot. Beck has said it will be the moment when “we reclaim the civil rights movement.”

His own Fox News colleague, Greta Van Susteren, said he should move his event. She said he should do it for sensitivity reasons, much as both she and Beck argue that an Islamic Center should not be built near the site of the World Trade Center, where terrorists struck in 2001.

“It does not help the country on so many fronts if we poke a stick in eyes,” Van Susteren wrote on her blog.

Beck has said he wouldn’t have picked the date if he had known about the anniversary. But he rejected attempts to move it, arguing that what he will say is consistent with King’s “message of focusing on the content of a person’s character above all else.” King’s niece Alveda King is scheduled to speak.

The size of the crowd will be a visible manifestation, beyond radio and television ratings, of how Beck has connected with people.

He was already the fifth most-listened-to radio talk show host when he moved to Fox, and he’s since vaulted to third “with a bullet” behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, says Michael Harrison, publisher of the trade publication Talkers.

More than his rivals, Beck has led the way in turning himself into a multifaceted brand. Besides the radio and TV shows, he goes on concert tours, he write books, he sells fans access to an “Insider” account for $74.95 a year and he sells his own advertising on his website.

“He’s a model for a 21st century talk show host and businessman,” Harrison said.

On his website, Beck offers access to “Beck University,” a series of lectures. He sells hoodies touting his “9.12 Project,” an attempt to recreate the national unity of the day following the terrorist attacks. He sells copies of his own Fusion magazine, so named for the “fusion of entertainment and enlightenment” that he calls his shows.

Beck and Fox colleague Bill O’Reilly occasionally bring their talk to stages with their “Bold & Fresh” theater tour.

And recently, Beck has begun a “morning prayer” podcast of inspirational messages that fans can access at 7:05 a.m.

On Thursday, he brought Father Terrence Henry of the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, to deliver a prayer — and promote Beck’s rally.

“Like Paul Revere, you are spreading the alarm,” Henry said.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press

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Huge Scientific Discovery Made!

“I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. … No, I think I could.”
— Glenn Beck

”I am not a polarizing guy.”
— Glenn Beck

FROM THE CHURCH OF INEFFABLE STUPIDITY:

A recent scientific study, conducted by Doctor (Emeritus) Pei A. Tenshun, has some surprising implications for the treatment of brain injuries and mental illness. Dr. Pei, the Chair of the Girolamo Savonarola School of Psychology, East Chicago University, followed up on published studies which proved that with a proper application of a electro-magnetic field to the Right Parietal portion of the brain, a person’s internal “morality” mechanism could be turned off indefinitely.

Dr. Pei hypothosized that other locations of the brain could also be sensitized, turned on or off, depending on the stimuli provided to the subject.

Dr. Pei, and co-author Professor Gill T. Frei, gathered 1,000 volunteers who agreed to undergo this three week project. The volunteers were compensated for room and board while they underwent this experiment, and received a stipend of $25 per diem.  In order to receive the stipend, each volunteer agreed to undergo at least two psychological and IQ profiles, and agreed to do their best on each exam. The tests included the standard array of tests, including the MMPI, Stanford Binet IQ, the Pigham Personality Profile, and other tests to insure honest answers.

Pre-experiment testing found a standard distribution of IQ, ranging from 88 (the bank executive) and 139 (non-union janitor), with a median of 105. This result was well within the norms predicted by historical testing. Even after taking into account the subjects’ education, race, age, sex and financial backgrounds, the results remained accurate, as predicted. In laymen’s terms, these 1,000 participants were extremely representative of the American population at large.

The subjects were then placed in a controlled atmosphere for 5 straight days. Their choice of meals were based on their pre-experiment reports. Alcohol, marijuana, and other intoxicant consumption was permitted, again matching the subjects’ self-descriptions.  Every effort was made to allow the subjects to spend these five days in as normal and routine atmosphere as possible, except for their not attending work.

Beginning on Day 1, The subjects were then given access to a TV and radio. Those who chose TV were limited to watching Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and video of Rush Limbaugh. Programming was limited to only 4 hours in the morning, and 6 hours at night. Those who chose radio could only receive Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Again, the subjects were provided with a choice of viewing, but the programming was essentially the same for all.

After Day 5, Dr. Pei and Prof. Frei agreed to end the experiment early. Video surveillance of the subjects showed riskier behavior, and increased demands for alcohol and drugs.

On Day 6, the subjects were retested, using the same psychological and intelligence tests provided to the subjects before the experiment.

The results were stunning. In every case, the subject underwent a major decrease in psychological health, and a stunning decrease of IQ points. Propensity for violence, spouting inanities, or quoting Sarah Palin became acceptable behavior. The average IQ loss was 12 points, with the extremes ranging from a loss of 9 points, to a high of 34.

Dr. Pei then began Stage II of the experiment. One third (*) of the original subjects were selected at random for further testing and experimentation. For these subjects, both the TV and radio were removed, and replaced by newspapers, books, and news and science magazines. After two days under these conditions, half of these subjects  were tested and released, and after one week, the remaining subjects were tested and released.

The studied confirmed the worst fears of Dr. Pei. Two days of reading books, newspapers, and magazines had no positive impact on either the subjects’ IQ or personality profile. Prof. Frei believed that the subjects were still suffering from a form of PTSD, after so much concentrated exposure to Beck and Limbaugh. This PTSD, he theorized, prevented the subjects’ brains from accepting real information for mental processing.

The last group, released after a week’s exposure to books and magazines, showed a slight amount of positive change. While they did not come close to returning to their pre-experiment levels of mental functioning, there were indications that immediate intervention, followed by intense psychotherapy and  the possible use of psychotropic medications, that the subjects could return to rational behavior within 3-4 months.

Positron scans of the brains confirmed that just like in the “Morality” electro-magnetic experiments, certain parts of the subjects’ brains appeared to be not functioning, or “turned off.” Most of the impact was seen on the frontal lobes. Dr. Pei believes that large doses of Glenn Beck, in particular,  act like a video lobotomy, causing serious, but hopefully temporary, brain damage to any viewer.

(*) The test subjects NOT randomly selected for the Stage II testing, were contacted by Dr. Pei’s staffers and were strongly suggested to seek mental health care in the immediate future. Approximately 82% of the subjects followed that advice, but unfortunately, 18% refused all treatment and joined their local Tea Bagger movement. Dr. Pei sincerely apologizes for this unforeseen development.