Rhetoric Alert: Stephen King predicts decapitations coming for the rich if they don’t change their tune

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So there might be a little bit of hypocrisy coming from the media. In a new op-ed, Stephen King claims that the rich could be headed the way of Marie Antoinette, who “lost her head”, if they don’t change their tune and pay “their fair share” of taxes. Isn’t that just threatening people with a guillotine? It’s weird because not long ago Glenn was criticized for saying that “Occupy” would call for and bring about violence in the street – but I guess the media has no problem ignoring the violent rhetoric when it’s coming from someone like Stephen King. Surely they will pay attention when it’s not a celebrated author calling for violence, but rather anonymous masses carrying out their brand of vigilante justice in the streets.

Writing for The Daily Beast, King said, “This has to happen if America is to remain strong and true to its ideals. It’s a practical necessity and a moral imperative. Last year during the Occupy movement, the conservatives who oppose tax equality saw the first real ripples of discontent. Their response was either Marie Antoinette (“Let them eat cake”) or Ebenezer Scrooge (“Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”). Short-sighted, gentlemen. Very short-sighted. If this situation isn’t fairly addressed, last year’s protests will just be the beginning. Scrooge changed his tune after the ghosts visited him. Marie Antoinette, on the other hand, lost her head.”

Now, King is surely just being metaphorical in his statements above – but would anyone give a conservative the benefit of the doubt if they made comparable statements? Probably not.

 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Steven King is forgetting a few additional things about the current matters as well:

    He is among the ‘Rich’ he so wants to have executed.
    He is among Obamas groups so feels he will be safe in the coming revolution.
    He is failing to understand that, he like Obama may start the revolution – and most who do so often are not in power when it ends; they often are dead with all their victims by the winners.

    So Stephen King you have made your allegiance very clear; chaos and communism under the Progressives fold. Understand this much, if you turn fully on the US people as will Obama, then there shall be a day of reckoning for all traitors in the courts.

    May God have mercy on your soul.

  • Anonymous

    King never said as the heading misleads one to think, that executions are going to take place.  He merely implied, that with things not getting better, that the options are turning grim. And that some people might get desperate and turn to violence.  WHich I don’t agree with by the way.  However, I think it’s fairly clear that he was not advocating nor actually specifically saying that beaheadings were to take place.  

  • http://crossmg.org/index.php Corran Horn

    This is why I will never read Stephen King’s ever again. Why is it the left always talking about cutting heads off but yet the tea party is evil how does that work in the real world?

  • Anonymous

    It’s myopic to think that Stephen King is advocating decapitations for innocent people.  He does however have a very clear motivation.  Forgive him for being a writer and giving in to his analogous instincts, but he seems to be sending a warning to rich people throughout this country.  The message is, “You will pay dearly for your prosperity.”  That’s it though right?  Does he act as a spokesman for communism here? 
    Basically Mr. King is equating resistance of tax laws as a path towards capital punishment.  Did Atlas just shrug?

  • Anonymous

    Take the man for his words and don’t make assumptions.  SImply bc he feels strongly about rich people perhaps needing to pay more in taxes does not make him a communist.  Find me a quote where he directly states he is one, and then your notion that he is a spokesman for the Far left would be warranted. YOu can’t just lump him with the communists and anarchists, bc he wants the rich to give more in this country. FOr instance, the right has lots of groups too.  Just bc beck is a conservative, does not mean that you can lump him in with those on the FAR Rigth, such as neo natzi groups and others who are out in the woods organizing militias.  So, I’m sorry to say, you sound like the myopic one here.

    Furtheremore, he never said that he was in favor of beheadings.  That’s a misrepresentationg from the three bafoons above.  

  • Anonymous

    Stephen King is a fine author with an opinion of his own which I respectfully disagree with.  I will just never understand why people continue to say that rich people should want to pay MORE taxes.  I don’t think anyone anywhere by nature should feel guilty for not wanting to pay more taxes.  I don’t disrespect waitresses/waiters or bartenders for not reporting all of their tips. It’s also none of my business if my landlord reports ownership of my building on his income taxes, if he fixes my dryer this friday I’m happy and he’s happy because I paid my rent.
    Do you see what I’m getting at?  It’s so very easy to play on people’s jealousy, it’s the very seed of demagoguery.  Take into account human nature at every turn or you will have no idea how to deal with people, much less govern them.  Encourage revenue and the taxes will come.  You only reap what you sow.
    Remember I did state that Stephen King was just being a writer and he doesn’t want anyone beheaded, do you remember me saying that?? Do you?
    Anyways…it’s like when I was in seventh grade playing basketball and I had a bad year and I was jealous of all the guys who scored more points than me.  Then I practiced my jump shot and made the all star team the next year.  You know what I found out?  The guys at the end of the bench, the ones always late to practice, they were jealous of me now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Stone/100003771342241 Mike Stone

    Mr. King,

    Who defines “fair share?” You?  What if the depraved who feel that they’re entitled to seize the wealth that you’ve earned decide that your “fair share” is everything?  What will you do then – hold them at pay with Pennywise the Clown?  Fantasy worlds are fine as a means of escapism for your readers, but the “Through the Looking Glass” nightmare that America is becoming is real, and anathema to every principle upon which our Nation was founded.

  • Anonymous

    You know, for too long I have stood by on the sidelines, feeling inadequate in discussing matters such as these. But as I read more of the Founding documents and writings, and use my God-given sense of reason, I find statements such as those by King so very infantile in logic that I would love to find out how one could deduce that beheading those that are the very example of success in America and why one would WANT to come to the US and work hard is a reasonable conclusion. 
    Why is being successful a bad thing? 
    And why don’t all of these leftists who are crying for more taxes, pay more themselves? I mean, in a truly free society, if they believe their superior morals (which I also find hard to fathom as without God there can truly be no morals other than that of animals), then why don’t they lead by example? 

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps Mr. King would like to redistribute cake.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. The left loves to state “FAIR Share”. What is that? Who determines it? 

    I’m not sure of what America Mr. King is living in, but the America that I believe in was created with minimal emphasis on Government and more on the individual. The individual was “King”. 

    Government IS force. How many reports will satisfy Mr. King of bloated, wasteful spending? What, the GSA was not enough? 

    And I am sick of people saying that the Government needs to attract the “best and brightest” to work at the Government. This is total hog-wash. The best and brightest need to be in the private sector working and competing in a free market to bring the best to this once Great Land. 

    Once the Government takes something, how do you get it back? 

  • http://twitter.com/deebacher Denise Bacher

    Still waiting to read that King has decided to give up his millions for the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Or any of the Hollywood crowd for that matter. They all talk this great game about how the rich should give more, and yet then we see they went on this or that vacation, threw this or that party, bought this or that house or car or clothes and we are supposed to think they are one of the 99%?! Yea right.

    I have nothing against the rich. Bill Gates being uber rich does not make me super jealous or want to raid his house and rob him blind. HE worked for that money, HE did what was necessary to come up with his product and I applaud him for it all. Just like I do not have a problem with Stephen King having the money he has. It is his. He worked for it and I think he should keep it.

    I do not have much. I do not even have health insurance. But I do not want what is not mine. I just want my government to stop taking from my kids and grandchildren.

  • Lee in Phoenix

    Although I also disagree with what Stephen King says I might still read his books.  It’s a sad fact that if we didn’t listen to music, go to movies, watch TV shows, or read books created by liberal idiots there wouldn’t be many entertainment choices left. 

  • Anonymous

    It seems to me that he is being taken at his word. He is parroting the shyt Obamao has been saying for over 3 years, the rich need to pay their “fair share.” Obamao is a far left and saying this, which would make King far left because he is saying the SAME THING. The far left ARE communists. I know, you have no ability for logic and reason.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, don’t worry King, we right wingers will protect you from the stupid left wingers that WILL use violence as a tool.

  • http://scotthowardphillips.wordpress.com/ Scott Howard Phillips

    Which is why we as conservatives need to start filling those voids. We need more conservative writers/directors/producers/entertainers/etc and give an alternative to left-wing entertainment.

  • Anonymous

    There are plenty of alternatives to being subjected to their biases.  I’ve read at least 30 of his books, but stopped reading him after he wrote himself into one of his books as “God”.  I would no more read something he’s written or watch one of his movies than I would watch NBC or MSNBC.

  • Anonymous

    What can be irritating is that Warren Buffet has long standing problems with the IRS because they say he is not paying what he owes. Don’t say you want higher taxes and then get into long drawn out battles with the IRS paying lawyers and accountants to cut your taxes to the bone. Obama is going for every loophole imaginable also. I am for lower taxes and approve of them taking every deduction available but at least have the decency to practice what you preach if you want higher taxes.

  • Anonymous

     I have enjoyed Steven King in the past also but liberals put a lot of nonsense out and call it entertainment. Especially with movies.

  • Anonymous

    Nice try James, but the reference was to Marie Antoinette.  That was a revolution, political in nature.  It wasn’t just a group of desperate people, it was people looking to overthrow their government and gain power for themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Listen, I am not saying that he is a communist.  But look at where the tenet of class warfare comes from, and it is a principle that comes straight out of Marxism.  It is the same rhetoric that always crops up when socialists and marxists take over.  If you walk like one, and you talk like one, you might be one…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGC7U7QUFEWSSV3H4IFHLAFK54 mudslide

    NO ONE is stopping you from donating any amount you want to toward govt waste Mr King!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EECHIFX36MFGB4DWI2FIRG4XLU Jennifer May

     Thank you james2826 for stating the fact that Mr. King was commenting on the situation not taking a position.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1558242340 Michele Czzowitz

    I would not compare King to Atlas — We the People are Atlas and we are the ones who should shrug off the yoke of government which is steadily and inexorably squeezing the life out of the American people by destroying achievement, allowing government bullies such as the EPA and the IRS to steal an American’s property and possessions.

    We the People must shrug off the chains and the yoke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1558242340 Michele Czzowitz

    It’s all well and good for HIM to “want to give more to his country” as long as he does not want to impose this dictate on everyone else (which he and liberal cohorts want) – through the power of government.  If he “wants to give more,” there is absolutely stopping him — clearly his typing is fine . . . I’m sure he (or his highly paid accountant) can write an extra check, huh?

  • Anonymous

    Listen, the LEFT, just like the RIGHT is extremely varied. Some of us have more extreme positions than others. So I think it would be a mistake and dangerous of you and anybody else to start equating people who advocate that the rich need to pay mor taxes, with communism. That’s a very extreme assumption. Like I mentioned earlier, on the right there exists extreme militias and neo natzie parties that on many issues agree with some of the thing MR. Beck often promotes. WHile I extremely dislike 98% of what Beck has to say, I am not about to say that he is as dangerous or extreme as some on the far end of the CONSERVATIVE spectrum.

    DOn’t let your emotions nor the very narrow minded points of view that beck spouts get the best of you. I get it, you don’t like class warfare, or thinking in terms of class differences. I do. I see it as something that is undeniable part of society and what makes lot of people different from one another. HOwever, simply bc I choose to acknolwedge it does not make me a marxist. I think it is a mistake to make all encompassing genearlizations about someone based off a tiny statement. ALthough there are clearly execptions like saying “I hate black or gay people” which is pretty straight forward bigotry. But to say that bc some people want the rich to pay more taxes, is equatable with wanting a whole destruction of the capitalist system, the system that in King’s case made him rich, is a stretch.

  • Anonymous

    appreciate it. Someone needed to say it.

  • Anonymous

    I understand that was a revolution. But what is your point? YOu say they were looking to get power for themselves, as oppose to what? The Monarchy was living large some X miles away from Paris in a lavish Palace, while people literally did not have bread to eat. I’m not justifying the atrocities that ended up taking place toward the latter part of the revolution, but rather I’m giving context. Just like our revolutionaries felt oppresed, so too did the people of Paris.

  • Anonymous

    I got news for you dude…You’re one of “they”!!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6JNGGDNMWTLWKE6RR6XQZXL7GE S.Roberts

    Isn’t Mr. King one of those rich that isn’t paying his fair share? What’s stopping him from giving more himself? Really, I’ve never been a fan, and now I’m very glad of that fact. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Rooney/1238603566 Steve Rooney

     he said it was a moral imperative that this happen.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT A SHAME . I used to Like Stephen King who Made his MILLIONS and MILLIONS Of Capitalism by people like Me ( that saw his movie and bought his books).

    MEGA MILLIONAIRE Stephen King Made his Incredible Wealth Off Capitalism and NOW he wants to ‘Burn the Same Bridge’ that he Used to Make his Huge Fortune ,  because he made his Wealth Already (Talk About REAL GREED)…. 

    The Occupy Wall Street Movement (which is Anti-Capitalism and Anti-USA)  Appears to be Very Selective when Protesting Wealthy People or Companies  . The Selection Process is Anyone or Any Company that does Not agree with their national socialism ideals or does not contribute to their organization    will be a Attacked.

  • Anonymous

    This is a distraction, a non issue. This whining about the discrepancy in how we are treated by the media is not new. It’s time to get beyond this, and address the things we can change,
    or you fall into the trap of the left, a distraction from what is important. Misdirection to what’s really happening, and exposure of it to the reading public is paramount in this fight.
    Stephen King is entitled to his opinion, as are we. Glenn should be  introducing topics which will actually make you think.
    How about the evil twin of S.O.P.A.-C.I.S.P.A., debated in the Senate at this moment, passed by the House, which reveals all of your private emails, everything, to the Homeland Security
    Dept.
    When will you use your skills to email your respective Representatives in protest, as your grandparents would have? Apathy by confining your talents to a dead issue gains us nothing.
    No amount of continued back and forth bickering on this topic will alter peoples minds.

    Keep focused people, don’t play their game, we set our own rules, no?

  • Soulphoenix

    Well, if it has to happen, we might as well start with useless celebrities.

  • http://crossmg.org/index.php Corran Horn

    First I heard of it.

  • http://crossmg.org/index.php Corran Horn

    I was not much of a fan of that type of books what I like is
    science fiction.

  • Anonymous

    Stephen King has been writing violent trash for so long he’s starting to believe it. I was watching the Russel Crowe Robin Hood. King John made the statement that the rich always claim poverty when they need to pay their taxes. Everyone need to pay their “Fair Share.”  Excuse me who died and made these people the experts on what’s a fair share? 30% 50% 100%. I can guarantee that even if they confiscated 100% of everyone’s income rich and poor everyone will be poor and the insatiable monstor we call our government will still never have enough. This attack on the rich is tantamount to killing the goose that laid the golden egg. Once the goose is gone so will our ecenomy shortly follow. The only ones who will have any wealth will be the 2% who run the government. Very much like Soviet Russia, Cuba, North Korea or any number of other communist countries. BO seems hellbent on taking us to the same place. All we have to is just spend enough money. Well, we owe $15T now. How much is enough?

  • Anonymous

    That is good but then we need conservative publishers who will publish our work.

  • Anonymous

    You don’t. Look at all the pocket knives the TSA confiscates every day. Look at the state lands that the Feds have taken over. Look at the personal property the government confiscates to pay tax debts. A monopoly of private industry is not good but a monopoly of government controlled economy is evil.

  • Anonymous

    AMEN!!!

  • Lee in Phoenix

    Looks like you have been hacked. The “link to comment” link takes me to: http://www.joomlashack.com/tutorials/435-10-steps-to-mastering-joomla#commen t-15079943

    which is a site I’ve never seen that is trying to sell something.

    _____

  • Anonymous

    CH, you allow yourself to be distracted by meaningless debates which serve no interests, save following the templet of the progressive left. Why allow them to set your agenda?
    Pick your fights wisely. Do your research and tie in what’s happening today to your debates. Resorting to meaningless name calling, denigrating a fellow citizens views lowers you to their level. Raise above what they only want you to do, be the better man, and serve your country well by researching, and applying what you’ve learned to the here and now.
    In this way you demonstrate you are the better man. Punctuation, grammar help, but are not necessary IF you post a deep knowledge of current events all will applaud your due diligence. 

  • landofaahs

    That may come to hollywood too Stephen. You sick B.

  • Porphyry

    King *is* a member of “the rich.”

    And it’s too bad he’s mindlessly repeating that bogus “cake” quote.

  • Anonymous

     And why does Glenn support Allen West, who voted for it?

  • Anonymous

     I would not say it is a non issue as Obama’s whole campaign is on race, gender,  and class warfare. If you allow the left to initiate and control the dialogue they reel in the unaware. Redistribution is at the core of Marxism and is also the bait. The Buffet Rule is at the core of redistribution and class warfare. It is also at the core of freedom because if Obama can steal wealth from one group eventually he will be able and will steal wealth from everyone.

  • Anonymous

    King needs a story line for his next novel. Title, “My Hypocrisy.”
    He has made his millions on scaring people and like Buffett, is free to write a check to the government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jjerzeybrown Jason Brown

    why does Stephen Kings opinion matter at all in political matters, i listen to beck on the radio and occasionally read the junk mail his org. sends me but this is idiotic, he is one of the most talented writers around but he is just a writer. in the grand scheme of things isn’t just a little stupid that this is a topic?  why are we not spending more time doing? there are commentators on here that posted over the course of hours, arguing over god knows what when they could be out doing something or maybe learning something. im not the best writer but i couldn’t stand the idea of a bunch of nothings in front of a screen whining. its depressing so finish your coffee get out of your pj’s and fix something.  

  • Anonymous

    What do you expect from a fiction writer, reallity?

  • http://crossmg.org/index.php Corran Horn

    Your right.

  • http://crossmg.org/index.php Corran Horn

    Really thinks for telling me damn hackers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RKGP4NCTF35SFJPCHILE6JXKKI June Palmer

    WORD, TO BE EXACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/anarchocap dj1

    Here’s a nice easy link to info about CISPA and a “take action” link that makes it ridiculously easy to email your reps:

    https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8444

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure Steve King is an elite 1%er.  Am I right??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ULQ4X45P3NP5RKU6J3YPYXSBHQ Herb

    Assuming there is such a thing as a “fair share”, why is the government’s “fair share” always growing? 

    Government is not “the people’, it is a device to protect the rights of the people, advance the general welfare of the people, and preserve the nation for the people. Miring more and more people in perpetual dependence on government isn’t advancing the general welfare, protecting people’s rights and isn’t, since it has entailed running up debts we are unlikely to ever be able to repay, preserving the nation.

    We need to begin by getting government back within Constitutional limits, and then we need a Constitutional amendment to limit government’s “fair share” to a fixed percentage of the GNP. Government can spend it’s allotted funds in any Constitutional way it wishes, but when that money is gone, they have to wait till next year. That’s what a budget is for, and that’s why we haven’t had one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ULQ4X45P3NP5RKU6J3YPYXSBHQ Herb

    Alfred Hitchcock said actors were like horses. I think I get what he meant, and it applies to entertainment people generally. Very beautiful, and exciting to watch, but   they aren’t very intelligent, and are easily frightened into harming themselves and those around them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Allan/707974764 Gary Allan

    sounds a little like hate speech, of course we still don’t know what fair share is, sort of like green energy.

  • D C

    Another filthy rich ‘celeb’ that made all his million$ in the America he hates.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonja-Allen/100001016297626 Sonja Allen

    Why do the people who pay nothing always complain about others not paying their fair share?  I think they should pay their fair share.  

  • Anonymous

    More of this inequality crap.  If I had a business and was forced to cough up more money I would just cease operation.  Then those folks in the public sector that lean to the left can figure out how to pull from local, state and federal treasuries when the money is not there to pay their salaries!  It is not more complicated than that.  You put more barriers in front of business they pass is on to the consumer until the demand is gone.  Then they will just close up shop.  Liberals, you need to understand the utopia you have fallen for is a complete bunch of BS!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MHHUVZN5BOFL5D6DLJMTDK7YJM Jeffery

    This is not just about the rich paying their fair of taxes, but also about rising inflation, no jobs, no raises to compensate inflation, and record monitary gains for the super rich.  Not to mention how our government is stripping away our constitution. The way I see it, the only way to combat this situation is through lead. The civil way just isn’t working and for every secound we give these scum bags, the more they will take away. There has to be another revolution to fix this problem, no wat around it.  There is no way our ancesters would have let this go this long.  They are rolling over in their graves knowing that every thing they have fought for is whithering away by the secound.  Like it or not the revolution is comming and it will be either fight or die.  You all figure it out.

  • Anonymous

    So, will King  be the first to go?

  • Anonymous

    You can be sure that the mind that conceived psychotic clowns, reincarnated demon pets, gypsy curses, apocalyptic plagues, floating vampires and a shop of horrors run by Satan knows all about righteous justice. Ha Ha Ha!

  • Anonymous

    To clarify things for you I wasn’t specifically comparing Mr. King to Atlas.  But I agree with you nevertheless.

  • Anonymous

    Look, genius, human beings are actually capable of concentrating on more than one issue, so if people make comments about it, it doesn’t mean that they are ignoring the other issues.  You are also missing something very basic here.  Stephen King is advocating violence on the rich.  This is not protected speech under the Constitution.  Nobody would haul him into court over this unless something occurred because of his words.  Then, he could be charged with anything from “inciting to riot” to all levels of assault, up to and including 2nd degree murder and everything in between.  But I also very much agree with Stephen King on one thing.  I DO think it is time for some tax equality. Since approximately 47% of the workers in the USA are paying ALL the taxes and incurring the hit to the economy by the crippling effects of said taxes on their livelihoods, job creation and well being of their families, perhaps a few more of those who are not only paying nothing, but receiving welfare in the form of a “tax refund” that includes thousands of dollars more than they paid in taxes could join the “rich” in paying for taxes. Even better, we could stop this train wreck we call deficit spending and require everyone to pay less in taxes because we have all thrown off the brainwashing we are constantly bombarded with that calls redistribution of income “entitlements”.  Then we really would be fair. 

  • Anonymous

    It would be a mistake and dangerous of you or anybody else to DENY that people who advocate that the rich need to pay more taxes, are communist.  Calling them RICH in the first place is a label.  It refers to a particular financial CLASS of people.  To demand that ANYONE giving up ANYTHING that they are not willing to give up will be taken as WARFARE.  You’re actually asking someone to give up private property for public usage. THAT IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF COMMUNISM!  Look you have absolutely no concept of what conservative people think, I know that because if you did, you might occasionally tell the truth about us.

  • Anonymous

    That’s an easy one. He’s not kidding around and anyone who thinks that the left is simply being facetious should attend a Occupy rally. Although you can attend any Tea Party rally and hear liberal protestors who would murder thousands of people if they believed that they could get away with it.  The really scary part is that these morons make these types of threats, then, in the same breath, accuse conservatives of “violent rhetoric”. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic and scary.  Liberalism has, as its base, the same principles that guide totalitarian communism.  In other words, violence is necessary to restore power to the masses.  As if they didn’t actually possess any (note we are nearly $16 trillion in debt because of money stolen from one person to give to another).  Therefore, the end always justifies the means.  Since the end is justified, there is no such thing as hypocrisy or restraint. It’s the equivalent of attacking a man on the street and killing him with no justification because he “might” commit a crime someday.  My question to those of the liberal bent is this, “If you remove all of the people providing jobs and taxes for your pet programs, who is going to provide all of the jobs so you can keep stealing other people’s money? Making a man poor because he has earned more than another person may seem like justice to the moronic, but the formerly rich man’s poverty will not garner one single dime for the poor.  It just means that everyone is now equal…the “Obammunist” version anyway. We will all be equally poor. 

  • Anonymous

    You sighted a principle I read from Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago.”  This is of course his account of being incarcerated under the Stalinist regime as a political prisoner.  The prisoners were shown a movie about once a month and the warders showed the prisoners a sports movie with the theme of “all that matters is whether you win or lose.”  They were indoctrinating this into the minds of anyone who dared oppose communism.
    When the ends justify the means in any walk of life, participating in every kind of activity, the human soul will invariably look for shortcuts.  Government assistance is something that many people need, but President Obama isn’t encouraging anyone to find their own way out of poverty…at all.  He’s simply telling rich people that it’s a shame they won’t help the poor people without a grudge.  He’s really trying to talk down to rich people, as if they are evil if they disagree with paying more taxes.  Who personally really wants to pay more taxes?  That’s right, nobody, back to human nature.
    Is it disingenuous to claim that what Obama is really thinking is this?:  ”Hey rich people, this $16 trillion dollar debt, well it’s a problem.  Not my problem but yours.  Well I’m the boss and I say pay up so…pay up.”  

  • Anonymous

    dj1, thank you for the link. You are correct, in that this is one tool this regime will use to subvert the Constitution / Bill of Rights.
    Every action, reaction from the Executive, and Legislative branches of Government are to further the destruction of our Nation.
    Not unlike a Chavez in Venezuela, or Hilter, and even Stalin? The purpose is to silence opposition. An intimidation tactic reserved for despots, no?

  • Anonymous

    Why is your first inclination to denigrate by first implying I am of lowered intelligence?
    That is exactly what you imply by the word “genius.” This is a tool employed by the left. After reviewing your posts, I noticed you use this tactic quite a bit as an opening gambit. Why do you feel this need to dominate the poster you have replied to?

    Secondly, you are not responding to substance in my post, you are using my post as a sounding board for your views which you repeat with regularity to others who supposedly are on the same side as yourself. Instead of interjecting, and elaborating on your regular theme, try to engage a liberal poster such as Victor Tiffany, or Strtlk, or Fine Tapestry….your penchant for loquaciousness may  better serve you in this venue. 
     
    Thirdly, why do you choose to take literally what Stephen King says, when Glenn states: “ Now, King is surely just being metaphorical in his statements above…..”Also, the 1st Amendment is just that, in all it’s forms, his words do not come anywhere close to the abuse of say, O.W.S. For in that instance, they have clearly crossed the line of free speech. The metaphorical “yelling fire in a crowded theater”analogy.My only point is there are more substantive issues to address to the reading public that would serve a greater purpose, and possibly a different outcome than fluff like Stephen Kings input, or surprise! inclinations towards Marxism.

  • Anonymous

    I believe you will find there are a number of Tea supported candidates from ’10 election who have not supported Constitutional mandates. And without reading thoroughly what they sign, they in essence, are enabling the Marxists. I sincerely hope they are voted out and replaced with ones who will represent “We the People.”

    Only Glenn knows why he endorses  candidates who do not reflect Constitutional
    ideology. Although there is much to respect about Wests service to our Nation.

  • Anonymous

    I do not disagree with the substance of your post.  But the redirection onto the hypocrisy of the Left compared to treatment of Right takes away from the substance
    which is redistribution, Buffet Rule- Marxism.

  • Anonymous

    Right…. just like McCain; let him ride on his service record, while voting against the people. NOT! Are you giving him a pass, and other “tea” candidates for not reading the bills?? West = patriot act, nandaa, stimulus, and more…now this?? He talks the talk, but hasn’t walked the walk. He gets no pass from me.

  • Anonymous

    Because someone whose first tactic is to dismiss what everyone else is saying by calling what they are saying a “non-issue” and calls them “whiners” then moves on to talk about something that has nothing to do with the topic being discussed instead of looking for that topic on the internet and engaging on that site is trying to “dominate” and displays a pathetic need for attention. If you don’t like having someone question your intelligence, then stop calling people names and changing the subject. And, no, I’m not interested in addressing an issue that has nothing to do with the topic, so I’m not going to address your topic. If I did that, it would validate your antics. Would you like me to profile you based on your insatiable need for attention? Address the topic of the article or expect that you will be challenged, especially when you start calling anyone who is addressing that topic names. Until then, genius, expect to have your intelligence questioned.

  • Love of Country

    Wow, Tina …. that’s off the chain …. LOVE IT!!!
    :-D

  • Anonymous

    Lisa Lake,
    Where in my post did you perceive I  ”was giving a pass” to the ones who do not adhere to the Constitution? I give no quarter to any traitor who works to undermine our Republic. In this capacityI am actively involved in the political process, with my time, money voice, my pen, and the I-net.Where in this sentence do you perceive I  endorse tyranny: “  And without reading thoroughly what they sign, they in essence, are enabling the Marxists. I sincerely hope they are voted out and replaced with ones who will represent “We the People.”Addressing the issue of Col. West, his “service” I respect, hispositions   and votes against the will of the people and Constitution/ Bill of Rights, I do not. Thus, in a Republic it is our obligation to be informed citizens and vote him out of office.

    In reading through you activities, I see we share a common outrage
    at what our employees in Government. are actualizing. Continue in the good fight, for our Republic’s future depends on active members such as yourself, Lisa.
    Tina

  • Anonymous

    I agree with OITACIL as the first facet of your personality I noticed was an immediate tendency to be condescending?  You called OITACIL, “genius” in a deprecating manner, which I suggest only hides your own idiosyncrasies and insecurities?

    I found her discourse, at least as erudite as yours if not more so?As my Dear old Mom would say, “if you can’t play nice, then don’t play at all.”

    Allow me to introduce myself:

    The Purveyor of Rhetoric

    By the way, do you play chess?

  • Anonymous

    Do you ever listen to yourself or are you so wrapped up in you own perceived greatness that you never do? Where to begin with you. What you have shown is what’s commonly referred to as a liberal knee-jerk reaction. Instead of contemplating what Oitacil was saying, you immediately felt you had to jump in and defend “everyone” on this thread. In your self-righteous mind you wish to coalesce everybody to you by convincing them they are the victims and you are their hero. Not everyone who has posted on this thread was complaining about the left-wing media and Oitacil’s comments were directed towards Glenn Beck and this very mind-set he has projected on to his audience. The left-wing media is what it is, get over it and move on.  

    Most unbelievable that you have the audacity to accuse Oitacil of having the insatiable need for attention. Talk about projection! You sir hold the world’s record of having not only the longest but also the most bloviating posts of all time. If that does not scream attention whore then I don’t know what does. That alone speaks volumes of your own intellect that you are incapable of conveying your thoughts in a short meaningful way.  

    What this really boils down to is you are such an a-hole that nobody can stand to be around you. You are a stereo-typical Ron Paul supporter that cannot fathom that you do more harm to your cause with you attitude alone. The way you write to people is, forgive the pun, appalling. This absolutist mentality will get you nowhere. I have spent to much time going back and reading your tediously long overblown posts trying to understand you. My conclusion is that you (who was already disturbed) are a disgruntled ex-Ron Paul supporter because you found out that he was more of a kook than you are.  

    Instead of trying to rationally discuss where Oitacil was coming from, you chose to attack rather than reaching a common understanding and being allies.

  • Anonymous

    Excuse me? You have me confused with yourself?  I called no one else a whiner on this thread. The staff of Glenn Beck for redirecting from the content, yes.
    You have managed to describe your own actions in elevating this forum away from the crux of the matter: “domineering, pathetic displays for attention, and now you apparently possess a seer’s 
    ability to “profile” me.” How do you plan to do this when you haven’t a clue who I am, what I do for a living, what income,  or level of education I possess?
    In this, I believe you display a narcissistic personality, with an ego to match. Follow your own advice and address the topic of this thread.

  • Anonymous

    Hi! Love of Country! Hows the menagerie?  LOL  It’s a lively time on the threads. I just hope everyone is current on what Nancy Pelosi is 
    trying to pull this week, The Discloser Act, and a host of other illegal
    activities.
    Love Bugs Bunny, sweetheart. Smiles  Tina

  • Anonymous

     Ditto Tina.. you are a patriot.

  • Anonymous

    From all I’ve read of your posts, I tip my hat to you, Lisa.You not only involve debate, you impart information
    as you post, much needed information that we as a voting public need. Leon Panetta’s Communist ties come to mind,
    and how this factors into the tyrannical aims of this Administration, and members of the G.O.P., secret and otherwise.
    Keep the faith ,Lisa.

  • Anonymous

     Thanks for that Tina…those of us who understand the truth must speak. We will be held accountable, and I will never stand down, as I know, from your posts, you will not either.

  • Anonymous

    My, my, haven’t we devolved? Now whose erudition is showing? If you can’t handle the argument, stay out of the forum. I was expecting more…well, MORE.

  • Anonymous

    I can handle the argument, it’s your snide condescending tone that I have the problem with. So far all you have provided was a rant, not an intellectual argument for debate.

    When you learn some proper etiquette perhaps we can have an honest debate without resorting to name calling. Cheerio

  • Anonymous

     no he is just a fucking asshole

  • Anonymous

    Waaahhhh…oh, I’m sorry was that condescending to the wittoe baby who uses kitschy English phrases to seem more….let’s see, how should I put it…CONDESCENDING? 

  • Anonymous

    Did it really take you two months to come up with your reply from yesterday? Coming back to a two month old thread for the sole purpose of continuing your childish rhetoric is really pathetic.

    I could say I was expecting more but then I would be lying.

  • Anonymous

    Nah, you’re just boring. 

  • Anonymous

    NO COMMENT

  • Anonymous

     Sure was, hows those coons doing? LOL