Monday, February 08, 2010

I recalled something Beck said today and I can't just let it go. Morally I can't.

When Beck stated he believes government gets in the way of citizens' learning, he was speaking about the new focus of the Congress and White House to limit the amount of sugar content of beverages and foods in schools.

I don't know what planet Glenn Beck is from, but, the one I live on states children are innocent and need protection.

3 simple steps can cut child obesity (click here)

Lifestyle changes as important as diet, study finds

By LiveScience staff
updated 12:10 p.m. ET, Mon., Feb. 8, 2010

A new study finds three household routines lower the risk of obesity in children: having family dinners, getting enough sleep and limiting weekday TV time.

Four-year-olds in homes that followed these practices had a nearly 40 percent lower prevalence of obesity than children who did none of these things.

Of course childhood obesity — a soaring phenomenon in America — ultimately is fueled by poor diet and lack of exercise. But increasingly scientists have been able to tie other lifestyle factors to weight gain....

Children's health is NOT a political volley. I think that is a real rule in the real world.

They should be left out of the fray at all cost and maybe that is the real issue. Maybe the reason someone as horrible as Glenn Beck actually believes children are suppose to be targets for media.

I believe most adults in the USA have experienced the excitement of a child when they get a toy or something special they use in play. I am sure there are times when those same adults wish there were only a few choice programs on the television that were morally vigilant by removing advertisements of all kinds to that programming.

One of my favorite 'cartoons' for children is on Nickelodeon called, "Go, Diego, Go." The program promotes bilingual interaction. It also promotes ecology and encourages children to interact with their natural world. It encourages hiking and all that kind of stuff. Sometimes Diego's Mother appears on the cartoons and he has a friend named Alicia. They operate a Rescue Center for animals and it is very exciting stuff.

I do believe there are minimal, if any advertisements. And there is absolutely no advertisement for brand name anything within the cartoon itself. It might be that I thought so highly of this program that I simply dismissed the ads, but, I don't recall thinking I rejected any of them.

The point is that Glenn Beck wants children to learn to be fat if indeed they are. He promotes candy bars in vending machines in schools. He objected to not having the choice to eat a candy bar and having only the choice of an apple or an orange.

These are children. They watch cartoons embellished with color and themes and all sorts of interesting and intriguing venues for their imaginations. NOT having a candy bar in a vending machine is NOT a bad thing when it comes to protecting THE INNOCENT from the MALICIOUS.

In my opinion, Glenn Beck is dangerous. He advocates his listeners to oppose healthy choices for children as enforced by administrators that have the deepest concerns for the children they educate.

Why is this mess with Beck even allowed?

It doesn't make sense to have an adult advocate the ill health of children as a LESSON to learn in school.

Beck rather have hazing take over where parenting leaves off.

He is repulsive, insulting and needs to be reviewed by the FCC for highly inappropriate content in his programs.

Inappropriate only begins to describe a man this evil. It needs to stop.

Evidently, it was not premeditated. It is a very sad situation.

Charged ... Dr Conrad Murray. Photo: Reuters

I am sure Dr. Murray has many, many regrets. This was negligence. I am sure there are questions of malpractice as well, but, he will more than likely lose his license to practice.

I am not an expert on California law and whether this was simply a 'slap on the wrist,' as Joe Jackson stated. The prosecutors must have a reason to act the way they did.

Perhaps, the family will someday be able to speak about it or write about it. But, as to whether the authorities have the right to inform the public as to their reasoning, is something that should be explored. There are many innocent people seeking reasons why Dr. Murray appears to be getting off easy. Sentences for manslaughter are not always light sentences, either.

It is a shame this occurred at all. It goes to show that playing with fire can actually burn you. Too much money, creates a lot of power to motivate folks for the wrong reasons.

Sympathies to the family. His children are wonderful. They speak to the love Michael had for them and all of us. They are charming and definitely his children. Unafraid. And they have no 'bad habits' either. It seems as though they have been raised well.

Another Great American died today. I heard he was ill. Didn't expect this.

"...In 1974 Murtha, then an officer in the Marine Reserves, became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. One of Congress' most hawkish Democrats, he wielded considerable clout for two decades as the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending.

Murtha voted in 2002 to authorize President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq, but Murtha's growing frustration over the administration's handling of the war prompted him in November 2005 to call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.

"The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion," he said.

Murtha's opposition to the Iraq war rattled Washington, where the tall, gruff-mannered congressman enjoyed bipartisan respect for his work on military issues. On Capitol Hill, Murtha was seen as speaking for those in uniform when it came to military matters...."

They are the political equivalent of Used Car Salesmen, in the worst meaning of the words.

I never listen to these folks. I find Rush Limbaugh an offense personality. I don't listen to offensive people.

I was out and about today and happened to realize the radio station in the car had ventured over to "Rush Radio." Beck was on there. He is a used car salesman.

To begin there is nothing honorable about what they are doing. They defame and hate. That is all that is going on with Rush Radio. There isn't anything valuable about the broadcasts.

They chronically contradict themselves. Beck contradicted himself at least three times during the time I listened to him while driving.

Rush Limbaugh contradicted himself several times. Example:

He stated, and I am paraphrasing. I really don't consider what they say as important and listening today was more a curiosity than any venture into information gathering. I don't consider them good journalists at all. But, I'll give you an example.

Rush stated '"Obama" doesn't have a policy for health care.' He doesn't address the President with respect, simply "Obama." But, that isn't the point really, the point is in the very next statement. The very next statement he said, 'Obama is angry that the Democrats in the House and Senate aren't getting his health care policy through.'

First the President didn't have a policy for health care and then the President was angry with the Democrats because his policy was voted through.

Which is it, because, it can't be both.

Then after he completely disorients my understanding of the English language he states, Democrats made him use the "R"word.


I didn't know anyone could make Rush say anything, yet alone the "R" word.

He then went on to explain 'The Code" of listening to his radio broadcast of which his savvy listeners are accustom to. It goes like this.

By stating the "R" word it was to set a trap for Democrats and make fun of them.


Make fun of them. I think that is the point, isn't it? The "R" word is about making fun of people, regardless, if they are handicapped or not. And of course Sarah Palin whom 'called out' a White House person on the "R" word would understand that Rush is simply 'setting up' the Democrats to make fun of them.

This gets more and more pathetic as Rush and the Republican Language Rhetoric Rituals are cranked out on a daily basis.

One of the aspects Murdoch uses to protect his media from criticism when it comes to the use of language, images and whatever else he deems important to carry out his messages of hate, is that, "If we go down the path of regulating the words we can use in media, it is a dangerous thing."

Guess what Beck stated today during his radio show? 'You (meaning his listeners) need to stop the Democrats from using that language.' No lie. The King of Abusive Demeanor wants to have the Democrats control their language.

You know I could go on and on like this and make regular arguments about these horrible men, but, it takes too much of my time. I simply categorize them as irrelevant to real life in the USA. It is a sad commentary to their reality having ANY brevity to the political debate, because, the quality of any political media should be strongly based in facts and truth. Rush Radio is not about the truth, it is about creating bias and hate. And they are good at it.

This is a hideous waste of my time, but, I rarely mention the adversity they bring to people and it bowled me over today.

Beck actually stated government is NOT about protecting people. He much prefer, 'People learn the hard way.'

I always thought puppies learned the hard way when they play with each other and bite their siblings and push each other around.


I didn't think people needed to learn anything but the alphabet, science, math and social studies, along with physical education.

Beck really complained today that the government protects people from learning.


Then what was the last quarter of 2008 all about? The Republican Philosophy of allowing people to be exploited because they are naive and hence needed to learn THE HARD WAY?

Hello, America? Do you have friends? Citizens need to ask themselves that.


Rush uses the same MO as the Murdoch jocks. Rush seems to think the President needs to debate him on health care and all the wrongful things he says will clear up instantly.

There is this personal animosity that has to be satisfied in order to resolve the issues President Obama faces according to these men. They USE that to call into their 'rant' the person listening or watching. It is a 'technique' to deceive the listener/viewer into believing 'that act' is actually possible by President Obama.

See, Rush and all the Murdoch folks are very powerful people because they are wealthy and have media access and therefore can make the President of the United States of America answer to them.

I am sure the poor, helpless and down trodden simply run to their side for satisfaction in life's inequities.

Who's your Daddy?

...But this year Chase’s political action committee (click title to entry - thank you) is sending the Democrats a pointed message. While it has contributed to some individual Democrats and state organizations, it has rebuffed solicitations from the national Democratic House and Senate campaign committees. Instead, it gave $30,000 to their Republican counterparts.

The shift reflects the hard political edge to the industry’s campaign to thwart Mr. Obama’s proposals for tighter financial regulations...