Video: Glenn Beck adds lights to mark NBC’s green week

posted at 8:29 am on November 8, 2007 by Bryan

For a quick refresher, here’s the NBC candle light halftime segment from Sunday Night Football (which the Cowboys won, btw).

Now, watch CNN’s Glenn Beck celebrate “Coal Week.”


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Glenn Beck gets better almost every day.

petefrt on November 8, 2007 at 8:37 AM

Awesome.

liquidflorian on November 8, 2007 at 8:41 AM

Sick Twisted Freaks Unite!!!

soulsirkus on November 8, 2007 at 8:43 AM

“maybe stop broadcasting”

OMG that was good

VinceP1974 on November 8, 2007 at 8:48 AM

It’s OK everyone… he’s purchased offsets.

saint kansas on November 8, 2007 at 8:52 AM

“If NBC was really concerned about the enironment, the best thing they could do is maybe stop broadcasting.”

lol

shick on November 8, 2007 at 8:52 AM

It’s OK everyone… he’s purchased offsets.

saint kansas on November 8, 2007 at 8:52 AM

Exactly.

awake on November 8, 2007 at 8:58 AM

Glenn Beck gets better almost every day.

petefrt on November 8, 2007 at 8:37 AM

I agree. When I first watched his show, I thought, buddy, tone it down a notch (or fifteen). But now, I think he’s way better. Oh, he’s still a bit “out there”, but I like his schtick and he’s just getting better with experience.

mjk on November 8, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly for President. Campaign slogan:
We might not win, but at least we’ll piss off a lot of people telling it like it is.

Spc Steve on November 8, 2007 at 9:04 AM

well played Glenn. alright.

kahall on November 8, 2007 at 9:05 AM

Maybe everyone saw this on Drudge, but good news.

Founder of Weather Channel
says Man-made Global warming is a crock of sh*t.

Should be required reading in every schoolroom in America.

JiangxiDad on November 8, 2007 at 9:22 AM

MARKETING IDEAS FROM HELL:

1. NBC is owned by General Electric
2. General Electric sells light bulbs
3. NBC goes green by turning off lights
4. NBC recommends viewers turn off lights
5. GE revenues fall due to downturn in light bulb sales
6. NBC revenues fall due to pissing off viewers

Let’s hear it for the marketing geniuses at NBC!

7. GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt fires Matt Lauer, replaces with Glenn Beck, anticipating over-the-top light bulb sales.

fogw on November 8, 2007 at 9:23 AM

Awesome! Now I’m gonna go needlessly run my dishwasher.

Ex-tex on November 8, 2007 at 9:23 AM

Nah…. his campaign slogan…

“Sometimes the Truth is offensive… get over it…”

Romeo13 on November 8, 2007 at 9:26 AM

When I first watched his show, I thought, buddy, tone it down a notch (or fifteen).

I got turned on to Glenn Beck quite a few years ago, well before the TV gig. The beauty of his then under-the-radar radio show was that it was turned up 15 notches and could go head-to-head with Stern and the other morning drive-timers.

Here in Cleveland, we were blessed with Beck’s radio show on Rush’s local affiliate, which for whatever reason dropped him in favor of… Jerry Springer. That died quickly, and now we have a local guy who’d be a great Rush fill-in.

saint kansas on November 8, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Glenn Beck almost makes me want to watch CNN. Almost…

bigbeas on November 8, 2007 at 9:29 AM

We need a new Vent w/Michelle and Beck to discuss the irresponsible Carbon-Footprint/Carbon Offset bull.

tgillian on November 8, 2007 at 9:33 AM

Did you guys notice the ‘Y’ in the words ‘The Real Story’ was emitting coal smoke? Nice touch!

Weight of Glory on November 8, 2007 at 9:35 AM

This one really pisses me off because it’s florescent

.

Oh Glenn Beck. How I love thee.

flyawaybird on November 8, 2007 at 9:42 AM

NBC gives Green a bad name.

T J Green on November 8, 2007 at 10:15 AM

I have blood shooting out of my eyes.

abinitioadinfinitum on November 8, 2007 at 10:17 AM

That was well done.

Clark1 on November 8, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Apparently preaching green is better than living it.

pb5000 on November 8, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Glenn’s show is gold.

infidel4life on November 8, 2007 at 10:26 AM

I knew Glenn Beck would have a field day with this. That was awesome.

CP on November 8, 2007 at 10:27 AM

Wonderful. . . with all of the red meat flavor and goodness one has come to expect from Mr. Beck.

MCPO Airdale on November 8, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Go Glenn!!! He’s awesome.

MT on November 8, 2007 at 10:51 AM

This light is florescent so it really pisses me off…

lol!

CliffHanger on November 8, 2007 at 10:55 AM

BRILLIANT! (Um, quite…literally)

Captain Scarlet on November 8, 2007 at 11:07 AM

If Beck’s message is the media are hypocrites, he’s got a good point. If he’s saying let’s burn more fossil fuel to pump more US dollars into Islamic nations, then he looks foolish. Oil is poised to shoot past $100 per barrel. That funds a lot of Wahabi maddrassas.

dedalus on November 8, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Ha, “stop broadcasting”…

Vizzini on November 8, 2007 at 11:30 AM

Glenn Beck…the meanest (and thusly the most awesome) Mormon in America.

fusionaddict on November 8, 2007 at 11:34 AM

Thank you Glenn Beck. These lunatics that keep pushing this man-made global warming scam deserve plentiful and constant ridicule. It’s not funny anymore !! This is a manufactured scare tactic being employed to gain political clout and to pick our pockets. The U.S. government is spending billions….. YES BILLIONS every year to “study” man-made global warming. That is all WASTED money, its got to STOP !! And even worse than that, they are scaring our kids with this crap.

The earths average temperature has been both much warmer and much colder than it is today, we are well within the norms for average temperature. And of course it’s the sun that causes these variations in average temperature, NOT carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is beneficial to the atmosphere… it’s what plant need in order to grow, without it, the planet dies. The “global warmers” want to tax carbon dioxide emissions because that is how they can tax the very air we breath.

With every breath, we exhale carbon dioxide. And nearly every form of combustion creates carbon dioxide. Yet all the carbon dioxide that can be attributed to human activity is miniscule compared to the amounts released by the earth’s natural processes. Mankind cannot control the amount of carbon dioxide in the air because, for all practical purposes the amount of CO2 in the air is controlled by natural processes that man has no control over. And we should be happy when the amount of atmospheric CO2 is high because that means rapid plant growth to feed a hungry world. High levels of CO2 is a blessing not a curse !!

Do you want to pay five hundred percent or maybe even more for your basic energy needs than you do now ? We could see the same kind of exorbitant taxes on all energy products such as gasoline, heating oil, electricity and natural gas as are currently on tobacco and alcohol products. This is where the “global warmers” are taking us and this is what will happen if they have their way.

If you are one of the people that has been taken in by this man-made global warming scam, I urge you to read-up on the solar cycles of the sun. Did you know that it’s not only the earth that is warming slightly more than usual but other planets in our solar system as well ? Did you know that we are currently in a period of unusually high underwater volcanic activity (since 2001) which is causing the oceans to warm slightly more than usual, thus higher than average annual melting of sea ice ? This is also a normal cycle. There is absolutely nothing unusual happening to our planet, these are all natural cycles that have happened many times before and are well established within the earth’s climate record.

Please stop supporting politicians that are supporting this scare tactic. Please stop scaring your children. Please become a responsible citizen and don’t allow yourself to be taken in so easily. The “global warmers” must be stopped, they are a greedy and dangerous breed.

Maxx on November 8, 2007 at 11:36 AM

“Sweeps Month Stunt” – LOVE Glenn.

He got his big start here in Tampa, used to take his listeners to the movies… what a hoot.

I miss him down here -but good for CNN to put him on. I switch from FNC to Glenn every night at 7 p.m.

stenwin77 on November 8, 2007 at 11:57 AM

fogw on November 8, 2007 at 9:23 AM

GE also sells jet engines!

Maxx on November 8, 2007 at 11:36 AM

I think our best strategy to fight the misinformation with facts.

During the last Medieval Warming Period, things were not so bad. People actually flourished and crops grew in abundance.

To coin a Roise-ism, google medieval warming and you’ll find the truth is out there.

I just can’t help but throw liberal trutherism speak right back at em!

Kini on November 8, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Oh, and who’s to say that Global Warming is bad?

Kini on November 8, 2007 at 12:18 PM

OMGoodness, that was priceless. I can see Miles O’Brien vomiting in his “Star” dressing room as he finds out that Beck was running additional lights.

You just can’t teach that kind of sarcastic ridicule. You’re born with it, or not. Got to hand it to CNN that they let that happen; I would have said it was not possible.

Jaibones on November 8, 2007 at 12:27 PM

There is nothing to add. That was outstanding!

Mallard T. Drake on November 8, 2007 at 1:15 PM

This was on headlines last night, but the irony is too sweet not to post here. The founder of the Weather Channel…global warming is crap.

Entelechy on November 8, 2007 at 1:57 PM

Do these companies know that they are creating their own Code Pink backlashs for the future.

Just wait for the boycots people and the demonstrations that these green companies aren’t doing enough and . . .

- The Cat

MirCat on November 8, 2007 at 2:14 PM

Question

Which puts more CO2 and carbon into the atmosphere a light bulb or a burning candle?

Come on people basic chemistry here.

CommentGuy on November 8, 2007 at 2:21 PM

Forget the power required to run their lights, think about how many watts of power is required to send out their broadcast signals, both antennae and satellite. The output of their broadcast through those two mediums mentioned above blows any wattage burned by the set lights in the studio away by a large margin.

But we all know their concern for the environment by turning off the lights is not only superficial but idiotic. Always remember: Liberals are not concerned with facts, but intentions. They do not want you to pay attention to the outcome of their policies, what you are supposed to recognize is their intentions for doing the “right thing”.

Weebork on November 8, 2007 at 2:29 PM

Comment Guy,

It depends on the wattage equivalent to the burning of a candle versus the output of the light bulb. Remember, the light bulb is burning too. The tungsten filament gets very hot from the current going through it to the point that it gives off a tremendous amount of radiation, most of that radiation is in the visible light spectrum.

I commend your skepticism.

Weebork on November 8, 2007 at 2:33 PM

Glenn and several of the fluorescent-light haters might want to revisit this old Hot Air bit about the inconvenient truths of the mandatory bulb changeover.

see-dubya on November 8, 2007 at 2:33 PM

The Glen Beck Show is the only thing I will watch on CNN.

4shoes on November 8, 2007 at 2:45 PM

OMG! NBC put an electric light inside the igloo!

Mig on November 8, 2007 at 2:46 PM

what a rebel.

crr6 on November 8, 2007 at 2:52 PM

Last night I was watching the Roto Rooter guys on Sci-Fi and they had a green logo in the corner of the new show that ran at 2100 last night. Uuuggghhh.
I love Glenn Beck. I think he’s one of the best out there today. I wish NBC would stop broadcasting too or at least stop broadcasting Olberdouche.
I wish he would run for office. He’d have my vote!

Catie96706 on November 8, 2007 at 2:57 PM

BTW, Beck’s got a new book coming out called An Inconvenient Book …great title.

CP on November 8, 2007 at 3:02 PM

As I said during the “Green broadcast”, I bet they bought carbon credits from the Goracle. Everyone wins! Heh

d1carter on November 8, 2007 at 3:26 PM

“on Sci-Fi and they had a green logo in the corner”

SciFi is owned whole or in part by NBC/GE.

georgej on November 8, 2007 at 3:26 PM

If he’s saying let’s burn more fossil fuel to pump more US dollars into Islamic nations, then he looks foolish. Oil is poised to shoot past $100 per barrel. That funds a lot of Wahabi maddrassas.

dedalus on November 8, 2007 at 11:29 AM

You know I get really tired of this moronic nonsense. There is no doubt that independence from ME oil is desirable. SANE public policy would be a combination of new technology that requires less fossil fuel and (wait for it) actually ignoring the environmentalists who won’t allow the nation to exploit its own natural resources! Oil is poised to go over $100 a barrel because the supply is controlled by others. The first step is not bashing Saudi Arabia- the first step is to increase domestic production. Some of that will happen anyway ($100/barrel will make some wells profitable) but the real mid-term solution is to stop caring more about the love life of caribou than how much oil we can be produced at home.

highhopes on November 8, 2007 at 3:29 PM

Just think how much energy could be saved if NBC and its associated networks simply stopped broadcasting for a week. It’s not like they’d be putting writers out on the street by doing so! I’d be perfectly willing to wait an extra week for NBC’s usual offerings of crap if they were to go dark for the good of the planet. They could even encourage the advertisers whose revenue NBC loses to donate that to buy carbon credits (isn’t a company who buys ads on TV polluting?).

P.S. If this works, I would be a strong advocate for all networks going dark for the entire month of October 2008- Saves the planet and saves the public from all those campaign commercials.

highhopes on November 8, 2007 at 3:35 PM

I’m heading out now in my eco-friendly, hydro carbon powered vehicle.

reaganaut on November 8, 2007 at 3:39 PM

You know I get really tired of this moronic nonsense.

You mentioned the word moronic but then brought up caribou. Not sure what you were reading into my point. If you infer that I care about caribou at all, that’s just wrong.

Beck gets points here for properly ridiculing the lefty do-gooders, but that only gets you so far.

dedalus on November 8, 2007 at 3:52 PM

Maxx on November 8, 2007 at 11:36 AM

That would be a great rant if you provided some links, citations or sources.

The Race Card on November 8, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Not sure what you were reading into my point.

The whole “Bush 43 and his big oil Saudi friends are to blame” for what has been a decades-long and bipartisan lapse in sound energy policy is moronic. The way the environmentalists have been able to prevent domestic production and domestic refineries is moronic. The idea that all the problems will go away if we only drive crappy little cars is moronic.

highhopes on November 8, 2007 at 4:38 PM

Conservation sucks!!! ARGHHHHH

Nonfactor on November 8, 2007 at 4:42 PM

Nonfactor, it doesn’t suck; it just doesn’t necessitate hysteria and histrionics. My grandma practiced it and taught it to us long before Gore.

Are there sarcasm offsets? If not, let’s invent them and make money off of them. This is the age of ideas…Alas, how to make them liberal or conservative?

Entelechy on November 8, 2007 at 4:51 PM

Conservatives are all for conservation, duh. We’re just not for trying to play God when it comes to creatures that are not evolving the way Darwin told us they would. We don’t think we should kill off the humans and revert back to primordial ooze just to make Algore and his poorly-educated quasi-science-activist friends happy in their 10,000 sq ft homes.

NTWR on November 8, 2007 at 4:58 PM

The way the environmentalists have been able to prevent domestic production and domestic refineries is moronic. The idea that all the problems will go away if we only drive crappy little cars is moronic.

I agree with Dick Cheney that some environmentalists are practicing a “personal virtue”. That’s their private matter. I also agree with President Bush’s assertion that we need to decrease our dependency on foreign oil. The war in Iraq will possibly run $2 trillion and a component of the decision to go in was based on the strategic importance of the oil fields.

We definitely need to build more refineries and probably more nuclear power plants.

dedalus on November 8, 2007 at 5:03 PM

I was out running errends today and just can’t understand people’s driving habits. Anyone notice, besides me, that no one has slowed down even the tiniest little bit? Slow take-offs will get you rear-ended and slow stops will accomplish the same thing. Not one person observing the posted speed limits on the freeways, and you best not try. Shopping habits haven’t changed either – tons of people out just window shopping or browsing isles. Moms lined up in SUV’s/vans for blocks by the schools picking up kids with close to empty school buses parked in front. The price of gas hasn’t hurt us enough yet.

As far as Beck, he’s the best! Warped, but the best. I’ve said he needs to get MM on for a few segments too. With her sense of humor and spot on intelligence it’d be a lively interview.

Forget O’Reilly, he continues to slide into the abyss. Besides, I’m sick of people interrupting and yelling at each other. It’s about as realistic as wrestling.

24K lady on November 8, 2007 at 5:10 PM

The great irony of conservation – and you I loves me some irony – is that if you do the research, you’ll be shocked to find out who is actually doing the conserving.

It has to be liberals, right? Bono and Barbara Streisand and 100,000 hippies burning fossil-fuel and littering a cow field as they chant to save the Earth, right?

Not so much. The truth – and its undeniable – is that the most hated culprits are usually the ones doing the actual work, while the liberals do their usual yakking.

The evil chemical companies and petroleum companies do vast amounts of conservation work. Green Peace? Not so much. They talk about it though, so that’s good. Plus, they attend Algore movies and eat low-carbon popcorn.

The evil timber industry has almost single-handedly been responsible for the increasing greening of America. Yeah, I said it. Increasing. There are significantly more trees in the United States today then there were a century ago, and the evil timber industry is almost wholly responsible.

The list goes on and on and the very inconvenient truth of it all is just a Google search away.

But here’s my suggestion. Skip the Google search, head to your nearest wildlife preserve or national park, and find yourself a park ranger or a forestry expert.

Then ask him or her: who does the most actual, valuable work to conserve the environment?

He knows the answer, I promise. I know it.

And liberals ain’t gonna like it.

Here’s a hint: the next time you see a duck hunter or a deer hunter out raping the forest and killing Bambi, if you like parks and woodlands … you might want to thank him.

And you might want to slap the nearest liberal. They do far more harm than good.

I’d tell you to ask the 30 million Africans that died from preventable disease in recent decades that could have been halted by the use of pesticides … but, well, they’re all dead.

So when you see that liberal littering the park with his protest signs before hopping on his private jet to head to the next global warming protest … slap him a few more times for me, will you?

Professor Blather on November 8, 2007 at 6:05 PM

That was a bright idea.

I would vote for Glenn Beck if he wasn’t a Mormon.
/James Dobson hypocrisy

SouthernGent on November 8, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Repost with some links provided as requested by The Race Card on November 8, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Thank you Glenn Beck. These lunatics that keep pushing this man-made global warming scam deserve plentiful and constant ridicule. It’s not funny anymore !! This is a manufactured scare tactic being employed to gain political clout and to pick our pockets. The U.S. government is spending billions….. YES BILLIONS every year to “study” man-made global warming [FY 2000 to 2001 budget, we are spending more now]. That is all WASTED money, its got to STOP !! And even worse than that, they are scaring our kids (see video here) with this crap.

The earths average temperature has been both much warmer and much colder than it is today, we are well within the norms for average temperature. And of course it’s the sun that causes these variations in average temperature, NOT carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is beneficial to the atmosphere… it’s what plant need in order to grow, without it, the planet dies. The “global warmers” want to tax carbon dioxide emissions because that is how they can tax the very air we breath.

With every breath, we exhale carbon dioxide. And nearly every form of combustion creates carbon dioxide. Yet all the carbon dioxide that can be attributed to human activity is miniscule compared to the amounts released by the earth’s natural processes. Mankind cannot control the amount of carbon dioxide in the air because, for all practical purposes the amount of CO2 in the air is controlled by natural processes that man has no control over. And we should be happy when the amount of atmospheric CO2 is high because that means rapid plant growth to feed a hungry world. High levels of CO2 is a blessing not a curse !!

Do you want to pay five hundred percent or maybe even more for your basic energy needs than you do now ? We could see the same kind of exorbitant taxes on all energy products such as gasoline, heating oil, electricity and natural gas as are currently on tobacco and alcohol products. This is where the “global warmers” are taking us and this is what will happen if they have their way.

If you are one of the people that has been taken in by this man-made global warming scam, I urge you to read-up on the solar cycles of the sun. Did you know that it’s not only the earth that is warming slightly more than usual but other planets in our solar system as well ? Did you know that we are currently in a period of unusually high underwater volcanic activity (since 2001) which is causing the oceans to warm slightly more than usual, thus higher than average annual melting of sea ice ? This is also a normal cycle. There is absolutely nothing unusual happening to our planet, these are all natural cycles that have happened many times before and are well established within the earth’s climate record.

Please stop supporting politicians that are supporting this scare tactic. Please stop scaring your children. Please become a responsible citizen and don’t allow yourself to be taken in so easily. The “global warmers” must be stopped, they are a greedy and dangerous breed.

Maxx on November 8, 2007 at 6:53 PM

haha, Beck rules

trailortrash on November 8, 2007 at 7:06 PM

LOL!

A light unto the benighted Fools!

Note to GLENN: NPR (!) had a scientist named Klaus Lackner on their Science Friday show -several months ago- who has solved carbon emissions with “carbon sequestration” via metallic louvres that ‘scrub” excess carbon from the atmosphere.

So, the problem already has been solved through advamced technology.

All NBC, etc. need to do (GE) is invest in and implement this solution.

But that would spoil the (self) pity party.

THE PROBLEM, I REPEAT, THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED.

TECH-NO-LOGICALLY!

profitsbeard on November 8, 2007 at 7:41 PM

Completely OT – Glenn Beck/CNN just kicked some serious behind on his show this evening on border security. If you’re in a time-zone where you can still see it, do tune in. It’s broadcast later I believe also.

24K lady on November 8, 2007 at 8:09 PM

We definitely need to build more refineries and probably more nuclear power plants.

dedalus on November 8, 2007 at 5:03 PM

I agree but there is absolutely no chance so long as the “rats” are in control of Congress and things would go from impossible to “when hell freezes over” should the “rats” control the Executive Branch too.

highhopes on November 8, 2007 at 8:10 PM

24K lady on November 8, 2007 at 8:09 PM

I was watching that too, would be nice if the MSM would show half of what he showed.

trailortrash on November 8, 2007 at 8:36 PM

THE PROBLEM, I REPEAT, THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED.

TECH-NO-LOGICALLY!

profitsbeard on November 8, 2007 at 7:41 PM

The “problem” never existed in the first place.

Maxx on November 8, 2007 at 9:33 PM

Good job, Maxx…! This was a great vid and Beck was at his best. HIS writers aren’t on strike. ;)

Rugged Individual on November 8, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Conservation sucks!!! ARGHHHHH

Nonfactor on November 8, 2007 at 4:42 PM

Heh – douche. Tell us all about the conservation proponents of the left, dude. Al Gore burned more electricity in one home last August alone than I have burned anywhere in the last 18 months.

You want to promote conservation, get your heroes in Hollywood and the hypocrite left to match their energy consumption to their leftist rhetoric.

Jaibones on November 8, 2007 at 10:24 PM

Maxx

Thanks for the Soul-Chuckle.

RushBaby on November 8, 2007 at 10:39 PM

Maxx-

The problem never existed…

For all those who think it does exist, this (“carbon sequestration”) is the answer to their irrational fear:

A “scientific” answer.

In essence, a way to shut them up.

profitsbeard on November 8, 2007 at 11:47 PM

Beck is OK. The only reason CNN2 is not blocked. Hobbs (and skull with suspenders wackjob) are the only reasons CNN1 is not blocked. Look, I have children in the house. It is bad enough that Cartoon Network is spewing liberal lies.

saved on November 9, 2007 at 6:28 AM

You should have seen last nights show… he’s started to bang away at the boarder… he made some congress weinie (D-Texas) look like a total deuchebag. He promised more, I can’t wait.

BadBrad on November 9, 2007 at 6:54 AM

Let there be light. Mr. Beck gives CNN a little religion in disguise.

MSGTAS on November 9, 2007 at 9:07 AM

LOL I love it, I agree add more lights. It just amazes me how many sheep there are in the world that believe all this baloney from Gore and his ilk.

Wild Thing on November 9, 2007 at 11:11 AM

One of the things that I really love hearing Glenn do is knock apart the global warming disciples and their blind faith. His “Climate of Fear” piece a while back was great.

As for this whole NBC thing – in spite of all their claims, they’re about as “apolitical” as the rest of Hollywood – a complete fool could understand that the “Green Week” stunt is pointless. It’s not going to make me turn off the lights in the house, nor will the “Coal Week” thing and Glenn’s point about fossil fuel’s importance to the economy make me run out and buy a Hummer H3.

fogw on November 8, 2007 at 9:23 AM

So true.

Ryan Gandy on November 9, 2007 at 5:45 PM

Go Glenn!

Mojave Mark on November 9, 2007 at 9:48 PM

I had to pause the video so I could start my F150 Triton V8 and leave it idleing in the driveway while I watch it.

roninacreage on November 11, 2007 at 9:38 AM

Beck would do good against the The BOR, i’m sick of The BOR’s arrogance and pompous attitude not to mention how ill mannered he is with certain guests(conserv’s for the most part). Beck is using high octane and i need a break from every night but overall i do like his show.

oldernslower on November 11, 2007 at 2:07 PM

Meh. Wasting for wasting’s sake isn’t particularly funny.

Constant Parrhesia on November 12, 2007 at 10:07 AM

Meh. Wasting for wasting’s sake isn’t particularly funny.

Constant Parrhesia on November 12, 2007 at 10:07

It’s not for “wasting’s” sake, its for the purpose of demonstrating absurdly with absurdly, it serves the purpose of showing this collectivist mind-set for what it is, intrusive of your rights and un-American.

Being told what you can and cannot do with commodities you have purchased and own is not funny either… it’s called collectivism and it’s very dangerous for liberty. If there is not enough energy then the solution is to create more, not to tell people what they can and cannot do with that which they own.

Maxx on November 12, 2007 at 12:44 PM

It is still unnecessary waste. For an argument’s sake or not, there’s not much of a need for it. Absurdity for absurdity’s sake is a tactic of “the left” isn’t it? So, buying their argumentative model seems counterproductive. If you buy climate change or not, there is still no need to be wasteful for waste’s sake or to prove your point. Like climate change or not, it is wasteful to leave the lights on when there is no need for them, selfish to not recycle that aluminum can, to leave the water running for no reason, to throw out food. There is just no need for it. It’s not an infringement on your individual liberty.

Constant Parrhesia on November 12, 2007 at 1:33 PM

It is still unnecessary waste. For an argument’s sake or not, there’s not much of a need for it. Absurdity for absurdity’s sake is a tactic of “the left” isn’t it? So, buying their argumentative model seems counterproductive. If you buy climate change or not, there is still no need to be wasteful for waste’s sake or to prove your point. Like climate change or not, it is wasteful to leave the lights on when there is no need for them, selfish to not recycle that aluminum can, to leave the water running for no reason, to throw out food. There is just no need for it. It’s not an infringement on your individual liberty.

Constant Parrhesia on November 12, 2007 at 1:33 PM

Well then, since you are so very energy conscious, I’m sure you must be completely outraged with NBC’s green day report also. After all, they used all of that extra jet fuel to needlessly flying Matt Lauer to the Arctic Circle just so he could preach his condescending and hypocritical message to the American people standing next to an igloo. Obviously, Lauer could have just as easily delivered that message from the candle lit anchor desk. And did you see that light left on inside that igloo? I bet that light was left on needlessly and there was no one in the igloo. But that didn’t seem to bother Matt, preaching his propaganda very much, did it ? I didn’t see you complain about that either, why is that ?

So tell me, if your neighbor who’s paying his own electric bill decides to leave a few extra lights on, does that cause YOU to have less electricity? Of course it does not…. so you need to mind your own business. You are obviously the kind of person that likes to stick their nose where it does not belong.

So you think Beck was wasting energy, even though he was doing his job, expressing his opinion using the extra lights as props to more clearly illustrate his point and standing up for people being ridiculed for merely making use of what is rightfully theirs ? If that’s what you believe, then clearly YOU are wasting energy right now too !! Do you REALLY NEED to be reading HotAir? Couldn’t you turn off your computer and save some energy? How many hours do you surf the net a day? Is it really necessary?

Do you see how that feels? Do you want people to tell you what to do in every small aspect of your life, because that is what you are advocating. Who exactly are you, to tell people what’s wasteful when they are the ones paying the bills? You invite tyranny with you ignorance of people’s basic rights. In America THIS is the way it works: If you pay for it…. it’s yours, and you CAN waste it if you want to, that’s called freedom and this is a necessary attitude toward other person’s property rights for this free society to exist. If you don’t like it, move to Cuba, where they will be happy to tell you how much electricity you can use, that is, if you are allow to have any at all.

And by the way, “demonstrating absurdly with absurdly” is a phrase often used by Rush Limbaugh, not exactly a leftist. And his speech has been anything but “counterproductive” for the conservative cause.

And lastly, there is nothing selfish about not recycling aluminum cans, you paid for that can and you can toss it in the trash if you want to. And if there was ever a scarcity of aluminum, which there isn’t, the dump itself could recycle aluminum once it became economically feasible to do so. That’s called the free market. Your just a collectivist thinker, you want a nanny state, you think that you have the right to tell others what to do with their own property and that kind of thinking is the essence of collectivism. Collectivism is a cancer on freedom and it’s antithetical to a free society. Wake up already !

Maxx on November 12, 2007 at 4:43 PM

Wow, you must have a difficult time with reading comprehension. Did I ever say anything about NBC? Legislating conservationism? Rush Limbaugh?

If you’re really going to conflate leaving all the lights on in your house unnecessarily with reading the news on the internet, then there really isn’t much point debating you because we are just operating on different levels. They really aren’t the same thing.

I don’t want “a nanny state,” as I said, I mentioned no such thing. However, you read that into my post, which says more about you than it does me. Wasting for waste’s sake? Because you “earned” it. Ugh. Ok, whatever you say. Just because you have “earned” the right to waste doesn’t make it the right thing to do. (Again, due to your reading comprehension issues, please to note that I said nothing about legislating conservationism.)

Constant Parrhesia on November 12, 2007 at 5:00 PM

Constant Parrhesia on November 12, 2007 at 5:00 PM

Well your right about one thing, we are definitely not on the same level, and I’m quite pleased about that. I’m thinking Kos your favorite website.

Maxx on November 12, 2007 at 6:17 PM

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