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COWARDLY LION ADMINISTRATION SOMEHOW ACTS SO MORONIC THAT EVEN GLENN BECK MAKES SENSE. YOU HEARD ME.

9:35 pm - 07/20/2010
Shirley Sherrod may have found an unlikely ally: Glenn Beck.

Beck defended the USDA appointee, who resigned after Big Government posted a controversial video clip of a speech she gave to the NAACP earlier this year. In the clip, she described an incident when she debated how much to help a white farmer in need of assistance, though she has said that her remarks were taken out of context.

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Beck said on his show that he is "puzzled by this," and compared the situation to "taking a videotape of me at an AA meeting where I say, 'And you know what, I have to tell you something. I was drunk everyday. I was completely out of control," and stopping the tape before he said he found Jesus.

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"Now if she is relating a story from 1986 to make a point about how her racial perceptions have changed, this woman deserves her job back. Again, me at AA. Something is definitely wrong here," Beck said.



jetessence 21st-Jul-2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Honestly, I'm so pissed at the Dems. Will they grow a spine now?
thebigbadbutch 21st-Jul-2010 03:44 am (UTC)
Nope.
celtic_thistle 21st-Jul-2010 01:47 am (UTC)
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH ARE WE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO DO THIS
dreammeanyway 21st-Jul-2010 01:58 am (UTC)
YOU KNOW WE ARE BB
jiaren_shadow 21st-Jul-2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Screw you guys, I'm going home.

Not even dignifying this shit with a popcorn .gif. That is how pissed I am about this whole situation.
mylaptopisevil 21st-Jul-2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Seriously. This whole thing. Ugh.

WAY TO SHOW YOUR DEPARTMENT IS MOVING BEYOND DISCRIMINATION BY FIRING A BLACK WOMAN FOR TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE OVERCAME HER OWN BIAS IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT HER DAMN FATHER WAS KILLED BY A [WHITE] FARMER
ladypolitik 21st-Jul-2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Lol, ohhh whatever. It's the classic "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" clause where Glenn is concerned. Doesn't mean shit to me tbh, especially considering beck's on conclusion-jumping habits where race relations are concerned. Would rather not have my intelligence insulted.

The conduct of the NAACP and the Obama admin and the Dems, however, was nevertheless so fucking infuriating, I CANT EVEN. Holy god, fuck EVERYONE WITH SOMETHING HARD AND SANDPAPERY.
mylaptopisevil 21st-Jul-2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Oh, I agree completely, especially since he brings up the New Black Panther stuff and so on, but still.
schmanda 21st-Jul-2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Nah, Glenn Beck cares about Glenn Beck.
lidane 21st-Jul-2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Re: that Glenn Beck video -- stopped clocks, and all that. Just because he's right here doesn't mean he's not batshit fucking crazy otherwise.

As far as the whole situation goes, I can't even begin to wrap my head around this fuckery. It's all so goddamned infuriating.
merkinmuffley 21st-Jul-2010 02:10 am (UTC)
This is just him covering his own ass tbh, he played the Breitbart version of the tape on his radio show didn't he?

There's so many different levels of clustfuckery in this situation I can't even decide who I'm most disgusted with.
ladypolitik 21st-Jul-2010 02:51 am (UTC)
This is just him covering his own ass tbh, he played the Breitbart version of the tape on his radio show didn't he?


OIC.
fishphile 21st-Jul-2010 02:17 am (UTC)
I came home and my dad dropped this "Glenn Beck was defending Shirley Sherrod" stuff on me and I was like "I don't even have the time or effort to process this."
lickety_split Damn, it's been awhile...21st-Jul-2010 02:40 am (UTC)
I just heard about this story today and I still have no idea what the hell is going on.
mylaptopisevil Re: Damn, it's been awhile...21st-Jul-2010 03:18 am (UTC)
A [black] woman told the story about how she wasn't sure she wanted to help a [white] farmer because of how her father was murdered by one, but she came to realize that his race wasn't important but that he was poor and in need of assistance.

Right-wing-fart-meme-machine spreads the first third of the story, claiming that the White House is hiring black people who proactively try to marginalize white people, ignoring the fact that she had a pretty legit reason to dislike white farmers, that the event took place 24 years ago, and the did her damn job in the end anyway and the people referenced in the story credit her for why they still have their farm to this day.
notgarystu 21st-Jul-2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Ahaha, I'm honestly not so shocked by this, because Glenn Beck = irrational, raging, spittle-mouthed, sobbing-into-the-camera hatred against anything to do with Democrats/Obama. Even when they fuck up as badly as they have here, hearing him acknowledge it still wouldn't make me give half a shit about anything he says, nor does it make him sound like less of a douche. It's just the way he gains credibility with the less douchey portion of the world.

/preaching to choir
ladypolitik 21st-Jul-2010 02:58 am (UTC)
*SHATTERING 4TH GLASS-BASED OBJECT ON NEARBY WALL*
muppetfromhell 21st-Jul-2010 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm so impressed that he stood up and announced this before she resigned oh wait.
poetic_pixie_13 21st-Jul-2010 03:09 am (UTC)
I fucking hate everything.
thebigbadbutch 21st-Jul-2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, come 2012 when all you people are back on your knees slobbing Obama's knob cause you aren't willing to demand any better I'm going to link back to all these stories where you are claiming to be infuriated by the Democrats actions.

Edited at 2010-07-21 03:47 am (UTC)
mylaptopisevil 21st-Jul-2010 03:56 am (UTC)
If better options are available that can win, I'll be glad to vote for them.
yank_abroad 21st-Jul-2010 05:13 am (UTC)
No matter what the Obama Administration did, Glenn Beck and Fox News would have found a way to put the blame on them - that was the point of the whole thing. Of course, if they'd looked into the matter properly and stood their ground with Sherrod, it probably would have backfired on Fox and caused some damage.

Sherrod had damn well better get her job back.
thebigbadbutch 21st-Jul-2010 05:59 am (UTC)
LOL August J Pollak is dead on

What were winters were like at the Obama household back in Illinois? Did Barack even bother to see if there was rock salt in the garage or did he just figure throwing Malia under the front wheels would be the best way to go?
cindel 21st-Jul-2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
yeah no. Going back to Lurking mode.
someohiogirl 21st-Jul-2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
I agree with Beck. I need another shower to get the unclean feeling off of me.
sailor_moonbeam 21st-Jul-2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
glenn made sense O_o

randomneses 21st-Jul-2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Sherrod doesn't give a shit and isn't flattered. Dude is still a racist fuck.
zoram 22nd-Jul-2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
This. Let's not give him cookies for not being a raging asshole for ten minutes.
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