Thursday, December 5, 2013

beck gets washington wood


BECK GETS WASHINGTON WOOD

Now, even though this sounds like something out of National Enquirer, it must be true.  One day, Little Glen went to his mommy, complaining about His Special Place feeling funny.  Mom asked him why that happened.  Apparently it was from reading about The Founding Father George Washington.  Mom could have been one of those battered single mothers who really didn’t have a lot of energy left at the end of the day of slinging hash, but she did love Little Glen with all her might, so she just hugged him tight and told him it was perfectly all right.  On a totally unrelated note, I borrowed the book “Miracles And Massacres” by Glen Beck yesterday ( the library is a block away from the laundromat- thanks for the vetting, county taxpayer suckers ).  I heartily do NOT recommend it.  Mostly because it was written in a very uninteresting boring manner, but also because Beck picks and choses his hero’s with little regard for their actual performance- his “history nerd” proclaimed status to the contrary.  Beck is talking about troop rebelliousness in the wake of piss poor equipment ( barefoot in the snow is not a sign of resolute freedom fighters going against all odds.  It is a sign of total incompetence of leadership.  We’ve talked about the lack of transport for the rebels before, and you can’t wish into existence what is impossible.  But you also can’t expect troops to make up for those lack of miracles ) and the fact that many fighters never were paid even three years after they signed up ( the sign up bonus being the one and only compensation ).

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No one was asking to get paid to fight for freedom.  They were asking that their families back home be given money to survive on since the breadwinner was on the frontline.  But Washington would hear none of that, because apparently if a soldiers wife needed to sell her ass to feed her kids that was alright with him, in the name of his new country ( and please let us be clear here.  We talk of fighting for freedom but they actually fought for the freedom to elect their own government- a significant difference ).  The ringleaders in one states unit were executed to serve as an example to others that deserters would not be tolerated.  As Beck writes, Washington could be decisive when he wanted to! You could chalk that up to his writing style, Beck just getting into character and reflecting the prevailing attitude at the time.  To me, he just reeks of hero worship.  Washington is our version of Lenin and nary a disparaging word is ever heard.  To me, he is just another Federal Twat, bent on power.  Washington might have made flowery speeches about not wanting to be a king.  But politicians love to talk trash.  Look at FDR and Obammy.  Don’t look at what they said, but what they did.  Washington killed men for wanting their families to eat, both in the war and afterwards when farmers were taxed on whiskey. 

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9 comments:

  1. Yep. And few know that Dear Georgie was the single richest person in North America. After the war was won, the U.S. owed sizeable debt to foreigners. How to pay?? Tax whiskey!!

    This started the Whiskey Rebellion, which Georgie soon put down with troops. Sort of like what Obummer is going to do to all who don't buy health insurance.

    The more things change.....

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    1. The phrase "don't piss on my leg and tell me it is raining" applies to most historical teachers

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  2. Thanks for taking, yet another, President to the woodshed, Lord Bison. Our founding fathers are considered sacred cows by many Survivalists, preppers, libertarians, and Tea Party members. Like all men, they were deeply flawed in certain ways. President George Washington was no exception.

    I consider glen beck a knucklehead cry-baby, but I have grave respect for how much work he has put into his brand and how he crafts his shows. The dude has earned a lot of money, and it has not been because he is lazy. Still, having an erection for any politician is no way to live. This alone, IMO, calls into question glen's moral compass.

    As mentioned in a comment from a while back, my favorite is Teddy Roosevelt - even though I am no fan of how he approached foreign policy.

    Lord Bison - is there any particular American President (or other American figurehead besides Larry Niven) that you like? How about great Indian Chiefs?

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    1. I like Nivan for his writing. He could be a douche otherwise for all I know. I'll have to think on "favorites". It goes against my cynical nature, but you never know.

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  3. Lord Bison of the Great Basin and the King of Coiffure;

    You have my eternal thanks yet again for reminding my fellow White Trash Irregulars about the very essential tyranny that is the Virginia Asshat and his notions of American Aristocracy, both before and after serving as the President of the Early Republic. His actions in the so-called Whiskey Rebellion were inexcusable to say the least. Early taxation was solely to be collected from tariffs upon imported items from overseas, NOT from salt of the earth farmers in Western Pennsylvania, but never let convenient facts get in the way of mythology. With the glaring exceptions of Jefferson, Mason and Henry; the remainder of the Fathers (to include the lecher Franklin) can rot for all I care, they did nothing but set themselves up for success at the expense of all those who fought and in most cases died for the Father's rights to exploit equally all those who did not resemble themselves in appearance and wealth.

    Keep, keeping it real James!

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    1. I think the two things most people do wrong is 1) ends justifies the means and 2) lesser of evils is okay. As far as judging our Leaders

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  4. But Washington chopped his father down with an axe and confessed the truth. Washington threw a cherry tree across the Wal-Mart parking lot, though he completely missed Tommy Jefferson on his moped.
    Ponder this: Why did Benedict Arnold turn on his own? Lack of character or ...?

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    1. greed? self-interest? blackmail?

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    2. Re: Benedict Arnold is considered by many to be Americas greatest general. Why did he turn? Read this:
      http://www.usnews.com/news/national/articles/2008/06/27/benedict-arnold-a-traitor-but-once-a-patriot

      You Know Who

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