Video: Glenn Beck yells at Connecticut AG for 11 minutes over AIG bonuses

posted at 7:29 pm on March 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

All kinds of e-mails streaming in about this. The question, as best as I can decipher it: Whether AIG was correct in citing Connecticut’s Wage Protection Act as a reason for why it was legally compelled to pay the bonuses. The counterargument, per the Connecticut AG: The payments were bonuses, not “wages,” and therefore weren’t compulsory. The focus of the segment: Whether Connecticut’s AG is an insult to George Washington by using his “vampire fangs” to bleed companies dry. There’s no news value to this but high drama, especially given Blumenthal’s incredibly feeble defense of his own actions. Pop the popcorn and enjoy.


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I have no problem with Palin. The “laying of hands” is a legitimate religious practice. Absolutely no problem.

Blueneck on March 31, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Blueneck illustrates the lefty dilemma- rather than debate the issues, he engages in petty ad hominem attacks. tell me what your actual problem with Beck (or Palin or Romney) is? You’re a troll plain and simple who has nothing better to do than bring down other people. As you won’t say in particular what Beck said that gets your undies in a wad, lets talk about you- do you enjoy watching porn in your mom’s basement, or are you being fed a paycheck by one of the DNC lackey groups? Does everyone see how it works when you can’t debate issues?

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 12:24 PM

So what are you blueneck- lefty troll posing as a conservative, or someone who thinks he’s conservative because he’s “christian” but deep down just hates people who don’t think the way he does? Enquiring minds want to know.

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I resent that remark. I do not have to “watch porn in my mom’s basement” as I can do it quite comfortably in my living room on the 42 incher *snicker*. As far as my income from the DNC, I insist on US uncirculated gold coins that I hide in the ground due to the coming new world order. You would do well to heed this warning.

By the way, this is Tuesday afternoon…don’t you have some teeth to polish or something?

Blueneck on March 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Blueneck:

if this is the best you can do, you’re mentally the equivalent of the CT AG. (That’s a slam, because I’m sure you won’t get it.) Go away now and let the adults talk. No one wants to hear your drivel.

WraithRat on March 31, 2009 at 12:54 PM

I saw the Beck spot last night. Couldn’t believe what a mindless boob the AG from CT was – they actually deliberately elect these people up there … what am I saying? I live in the Socialist Republic of Maryland! Pity the few, lonely CT conservatives! We MD conservatives empathize with you!

By the way, Allah, we’ve been Beck fans in our house for over 4 years now. My teenage son watches with us – in large part for entertainment reasons, but he learns a lot along the way.

WraithRat on March 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Really? So who here thinks like this wanker blueneck? Again, I have yet to hear this supposed “conservative” list a cogent argument for what his beef with Beck is. Deflect the argument of who signs your checks by another slam on Beck. Punk. It’s bitches like you that make realize America is too wealthy. Only a society as affluent as ours can afford parasites like you. What do you do for a living? And what’s with the tooth polishing? Is the only “DR” you can think of a dentist? Are you even sure I’m in the health industry? What the hell does the “D” in “JD” stand for, punk? Howzabout the “D” in PhD? Wow. Go to the dentist for your prostate exams, do you?

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM

I guess there’s a law in CT that says that a company must serve in the public’s interest or it’s illegal or something… Robin Blumenthal Hood to the rescue.

Sultry Beauty on March 31, 2009 at 2:02 PM

And what’s with the tooth polishing? Is the only “DR” you can think of a dentist?

Blueneck is clearly a thoroughly bigoted troll, but it hardly seems irrational when your ID is drballard, and your name links to doctorballard.com (which is the website for Ballard Family Dentistry) for someone to leap to the conclusion that you might be a dentist. How ignorant and shocking!

Perhaps it’s all an elaborate smokescreen on your part, but from the onlooker’s perspective, “I think he doth protest too much”.

P.S. You’re not doing a bang-up job of establishing conservative bona fides with notions like your “realization” that “America is too wealthy”.

VekTor on March 31, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Oh, and as a free gift, here’s a tip for editing the Biography pages on that site:

If someone is going to brag about being nominated for the “prestigious Earnest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, it might be useful to spell Ernst correctly.

Just sayin’…

VekTor on March 31, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Blueneck on March 31, 2009 at 9:00 AM

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Even if your infantile rant is true, he is still a better, and wiser American than the CT AG, or that trader in the white house.

darktood on March 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM

pw3nd

Mojack420 on March 31, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Oh, and as a free gift, here’s a tip for editing the Biography pages on that site:

If someone is going to brag about being nominated for the “prestigious Earnest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, it might be useful to spell Ernst correctly.

Just sayin’…

Nevermind all that. Did you take a GOOD look at that site? (I wonder if it’s too late to get into dental school…)

TheRook on March 31, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Vektor- did you read why I said we’re too wealthy- Only a wealthy society can afford parasites like blueneck.

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 3:32 PM

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 3:32 PM

So we’d be better off if we were all dirt poor. Truly amazing logic there.

darktood on March 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Psst – traitor. Get firefox and use the spellcheck.

Dark-Star on March 31, 2009 at 4:07 PM

“you, sir, are an insult to George Washington” lol

Libertarian Joseph on March 31, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Dark-Star, you do have a brain, right? Is it functional? There’s this thing called irony, see,Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eironeía, meaning hypocrisy, deception, or feigned ignorance) is a literary or rhetorical device, in which there is an incongruity or discordance between what one says or does and what one means or what is generally understood. Irony is a mode of expression that calls attention to the character’s knowledge and that of the audience. See, when I as a conservative say the country’s too rich because it allows parasites like blueneck to exist, that’s ironic.

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM

I gave up for a while…but now EVERYBODY wants to know Dr. Ballard…are you a dentist or NOT?

You sure have some hot assistants on you website. I feel a toothache coming on!

Blueneck on March 31, 2009 at 4:16 PM

…because it allows parasites like blueneck to exist, that’s ironic.

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM….

Now you don’t want me to exist?

Hey somebody out there help a poor troll out!

By the way, the definition of irony is rain on your wedding day or a black fly in your Chardonnay. Look it up.

Blueneck on March 31, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Did he yell? Don’t remember it that way…what I do remember is the Libtard idiot he was asking questions of not being able (or willing, or both)to answer.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 31, 2009 at 4:41 PM

OK..well this is no fun anymore. I’ll just wait for AP to post the next “can you believe Palin said this…” post. Then we can all play in the sandbox again!

Blueneck on March 31, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Irony is a mode of expression that calls attention to the character’s knowledge and that of the audience. See, when I as a conservative say the country’s too rich because it allows parasites like blueneck to exist, that’s ironic.

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM

In a word… no.

As Sabrina Matthews brilliantly pointed out, irony is a Scotsman cloning sheep. Irony is naming a national airport after the guy who fired the air traffic controllers. (One of my favorite moments in President Reagan’s terms in office, by the way.)

Your use of the phrase “too wealthy” isn’t ironic, it’s simply questionable. It implies that there is a correct maximum amount of wealth for the country, and if we were only at or below that level, “parasites” like Blueneck wouldn’t exist. This is nothing at all like conservative thought… because it implies a “solution” to folks like Blueneck involving reducing the wealth of the nation.

Hypocritical? Telling? Unfortunate? Intemperate? Foolish? Ridiculous?

Possibly…. but ironic? I think not.

VekTor on March 31, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Oh for Pete’s sake, a “man” who learns english from a faded pop star. Seriously, blueneck, what do you do for a living? In what way are you a benefit to society? Conservatism is more than just where you go to church. Though you’re probably a lefty troll, it bodes ill for the Right if you think you’re a conservative because you’re Christian. If you are capable, simply state why you are a conservative. If you can’t, we’ll all know you for the waste-of-skin troll you are.

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 5:16 PM

No it doesn’t imply there is a correct maximum of wealth. It’s ironic because the idiot Lefty complaint is that America is too wealthy, whereas true Conservatives could never actually believe that. It’s ironic that a leach like blueneck would cause a conservative to realize America is too wealthy (again, I don’t really believe that, nor does any true conservative- see Webster’s definition of irony). See, only a wealthy society (which is what we all want) would have the excess resources to support o boob like blueneck. In a poor society (which is what Lefties want), he would simply starve to death. See the irony yet?

drballard on March 31, 2009 at 5:23 PM

“Excess resources”? What, are you now going to claim some meta-level of irony?

The typical idiot Lefty complaint is NOT that America is too wealthy, it is that the wealth is somehow “inequitably distributed”. Typical Lefty wealth-destruction schemes are rarely about actually (and intentionally) destroying wealth per se, but are instead about redistributing it.

You’re perhaps the third or fourth person I’ve ever heard/read using such a construction, so I hardly think it’s typical. The general desire is to reallocate wealth, not decry its very existence above a certain level.

You seem to equate irony with someone stating the opposite of what you’d expect them to say, with such an assessment based perhaps on membership in a particular identity group (like “true Conservatives”).

Yet identity politics is virtually the sine qua non of Lefty ideology. Will you also claim this as some form of meta-irony on your part?

Is this approach of yours just too nuanced for the rest of us to get? With the Lefty emphasis on nuance being some meta-meta-irony?

There’s a vastly simpler explanation. Perhaps you’re projecting your own flaws (and deviation from standard conservative principles) onto Blueneck, as evidenced in your earlier ad hominem screeds against him.

I generally don’t assume that someone who does the opposite of what they say is being ironic. It’s far more often a safe bet that they’re simply hypocritical, foolish, or just have trouble being intellectually honest and speaking the truth. Where have I seen that before on the political spectrum?

VekTor on March 31, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Perhaps the AG might consider it should be against the law to yell at him like this. I don’t think yelling is good public policy, either.

Axeman on March 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Irony is a mode of expression that calls attention to the character’s knowledge and that of the audience. See, when I as a conservative say the country’s too rich because it allows parasites like blueneck to exist, that’s ironic.

It’s kind of the way I feel when I hear a lib talk about “nuance”.

Axeman on March 31, 2009 at 8:25 PM

But it was a little embarrassing to see Beck get so out of control.

petunia on March 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Someone should be able to ask the Connecticut AG “what law did they break?” And not left him off the hook for being unable to answer the question.

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on March 31, 2009 at 11:47 PM

This attorney general looks like the elder McFly from back to the future. I hope he has severe health problems or an overwhelming urge to spend more time with his family after all this.

kens on April 1, 2009 at 9:49 AM

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