Okay Glenn, time to put up or shut up. You’re one of the more influential internet newser personalities in America today. You speak the truth – repeatedly – when you say that there really isn’t a great deal of difference between Democrats in power and Republicans in power. Fair enough.
The Tea Party takeover of the Republican Party has crested. What are you going to do to give Americans a real third choice? You’ve toyed in the past with the idea of endorsing Libertarian candidates. What are you waiting on, Brother Beck? You say you want to make a difference then in race after race end up falling in line, however “reluctantly” behind whoever the GOP establishment puts up there, claiming that “they’re better than the democrat alternative.” Well, now you’re making it clear they really are not in the long run.
So what are you going to do, Glenn? Having likely Libertarian 2016 Presidential Candidate Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson on your show, talking up the alternative Libertarians present, encouraging people to not only defund the Republican Party but to abandon it, to “vote with their feet”, as it were, would go a long way to establishing Gary Johnson in the 2016 presidential polls and make it likely he would have to be included in the 2016 Presidential debates.
So, Glenn…what’s it going to be?
November 4, 2013 at 1:10pm
Sorry, but you’re wrong. I have been a Libertarian since 1978, been a state committeeman five times, run for office as a Libertarian. Sarvis may not be perfect, but he is definitely more pro-freedom and Pro-Liberty than Cuccinelli and that’s good enough. Sarvis may not be able to win but clearly, neither can Cuccinelli. At least if you vote for Sarvis and he gets 10% or more of the vote, the Libertarians get major party status. That means more Libertarians on the balllot, easier fundraising and that status holds for all state level offices until 2021. You don’t think creating a legitimate, lasting competitive force to take on the two party monopoly isn’t a good way to “spend” your vote? Not voting for Sarvis is voting to keep the same broken system going forward.
August 14, 2013 at 3:04pm
To be clear, I didn’t say it was the victims fault. I merely said that the prosecutors and the media painted these victims as innocent youngsters who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is NOT supported by evidence in the prosecutors own investigation. It wasn’t brought out at trial because the defense attorneys, by introducing evidence of prior association, would have trouble proceeding with the “my client wasn’t involved” defense, which is what they pretty much had no choice but to go with. NOTHING justifies doing this to another human being, but by the same token, what do we always tell our kids: “Don’t go looking for trouble”.
As to the evidence that was given on toxicology, all that proved was Channon hadn’t done any drugs within a very recent time period of her death. It didn’t address the larger issue. As to whether or not I have any facts on this, they’re all public record, buried deeply and grudgingly released, but there if you know how to look for them.
August 14, 2013 at 9:16am
THIS is a better, cleaner example for Glenn to use to contrast the Trayvon Martin case:
Missed your comment here and posted same below...these 2 American tragedies need to never be forgotten.
August 14, 2013 at 8:58am
As horrible as this story is – and it IS horrible – there is truth here that Glenn needs to be aware of. The case was rushed through the courts and downplayed by the powers that be in large part because the prosecutors were concerned that if the entire truth were known, they might not get a conviction. Glenn’s coverage of this misses this point as well. Channon was not this poor innocent girl who got carjacked and met this horrific end through no fault of her own: She was a drug user who was a customer of one of the killers, who had traded sex for drugs with him on previous occasions. She wasn’t carjacked to the house of horrors as prosecutors wanted people to believe, she and Christopher DROVE to that house of their own free will, probably to get drugs. Prosecutors KNOW that.
This isn’t a case of wrong place, wrong time: This is a case of there never being a right time to be in the wrong place.
Please cite you alleged "facts".
Thanks for clearing all this up with those compelling details...so you're saying it was the victims fault and they got what they deserved for being involved with these "people" and going to their house.
It was proven Channon Christian was not a drug user. The defense inferred drug use, and her parents had to defend her and present her toxicology test in a news conference as proof she did not do drugs or have any in her system. She also had a tonsillectomy shortly before her death and did not even have evidence of pain medication in her system. She was also drug tested regularly for a job she held for two years.
Unless you can provide facts and evidence to support these claims, you are such a low life and should be banned from ever posting here again.
July 19, 2013 at 8:44am
So, do you think the Southern Poverty Law Center will now identify Alice Walker’s fan club as a hate group?
July 3, 2013 at 1:52pm
Stupid kid, stupid thing to post, no question.
NOWHERE near as stupid as the Texas law enforcement and criminal justice system that has escalated this farce to outrageous levels. The judge who issued that warrant and set a half million dollar bond should be impeached.
Jumped up Jewels, Glenn, THIS is state you think the future of America rests on?
There are stupid people everywhere but not as many per capita here as most other places. New Braunfels has become a typical artsy-fartsy haven of commuters between Austin and San Antonio. You can't even drink beer while tubing on the Guadalupe River anymore because the libs on the city council said so. Liberals love to tell people how to behave. The judge that charged this boy is probably a liberal.
It is not the state. It is the Austin area. New Braunfuls is next to Austin and that is the liberal headquarters in Texas. A bunch of ex-hippies with their heads up their bums.
Texas Governor is out in Californification and up in New York wanting business to move to Texas. His logic is flawed. You bring their business you also bring their progressive Lib ideals with them. Wake up Texas. You will go Blue if you are not careful. They come running to get the benefits of low or no taxes but their plan is to bring every Red State down by infiltration. God Help Texas. It may be time for the next Alamo only with the Conservatives on the outside and the Austin Libs inside. The University there and all the Liberal wacked out dope smoking professors are indoctrinating your children to follow the Marxist Ofurher Obama down the path to hell..
June 20, 2013 at 7:17am
No apology necessary. That’s the problem here – you can’t speak the truth anymore.
COYOTE! You are correct! Unfortunately, it's the new norm in our "politically correct" world. One must apologize for stating the obvious! She is right! The young woman should never have put herself in that position. All to often, statements such as Serena's are taken out of context and scrutinized as being callous and insensitive, when the truth and reality of what happened are overlooked!
June 17, 2013 at 10:01am
Everything that’s wrong with this country can be compressed down to the parents reactions in this case. In my day, If I’d pulled this stunt, I would have been looking at reform school and my parents would have been looking at criminal charges for failure to properly supervise a minor, not to mention one hellacious civil suit….
June 14, 2013 at 11:52am
I am far more concerned about the fascists holding power in Washington DC than I am about a broken down wreck of a 94 year old man who MAY, JUST POSSIBLY have had SOMETHING to do with Nazi war crimes. I’m not worried about the camps that are closed. I’m worried about the ones they want to open.
You need to READ the whole story, Karkoc not only has admitted to being a commander in the SS lead Ukrainian Defense League, but has bragged about being a Founder of the UDL in his memoirs. If you are willing to allow Karkoc to get away with his murderous war crimes, then how are you justified in calling for the prosecution of any criminals serving in our government?
I was thinking the same thing, but still think KARMA is what it is and if the 94 year old needs to fae justice, he's the same butcher he was 70 years ago, just older.
I'm with coyote on this Speak.
The guys 94, he can't hurt me and mine, and there's little I can do to him to really hurt him.
DIS-empowering Fascism in DC, on the other hand SAVES me and mine and DESTROYS future Big Government Nazis.
I reject all false dilemmas that say to do the latter is to ignore the former or that to ignore the former removes moral imperative from the latter.
Both and CAN be done, but if my resources of Time, Effort, Energy and Focus in the never ending Struggle to Maintain Liberty are FINITE, then Economy and Efficiency of Effort directs me to DC not Minnesota.
In DC I can STOP the Nazis AND Punish them. In Minnesota I can only marginally punish, and THAT smacks more of Revenge. If Revenge is my goal then I have more recent Evil Deeds to Avenge in DC upon people who are more of a threat and who will feel the pain of punishment more.
Thus I not only will find it more rewarding, but will PREVENT evil as well, IN DC.
"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
The Big Mick, If time excuses past atrocities then it will excuse present and future atrocities...no need for justice then, just let the clock run out on all crimes.
But what is seems you are really stating is; "Hey what Karkoc and the SS did doesn't affect me, therefore I don't care".
Is that really the world you want to live in?
She needs to stick with Louisiana and it's border with China.
I bet she knows what 300 million bucks looks like as she took 300 million dollars for a vote for Obamacare. And she is up for reelection in Louisiana. Know you guys in Louisiana could use that money but your senator is a sell out and now it comes out she is not the brightest brick in the building. Smart fence? Ding dong, plantation owner. She and McCain? VOTE NO MARY LANDRIEU
She does not like dumb fences because you can not switch them off
Once the law gets passed.
A fence post off of the dumb fence will be smarter than she is.
Ms. louisiana purchase speaks!
The dumb broad talks about a dumb fence. When a bribery prone senator teams up with a progressive republican senator to oppose anything, it lets you know right where you need to be.
opposite of where they stand.
Mary said she's not going to vote for something thats not going to work and will waste taxpayers money.
Apparently shes never heard of obamacare. thanks for nothing you worthless mound of steamy elephant dung.
Landrieu is a dunce...she always has been. She has no business being in the senate as Louisiana's rep making decisions that affect the entire nation. She clear lacks the basic knowledge and skills to be in the position she holds. She's an insult to the American people and the people of Louisiana in particular.
@Alvino Good one. Scratching my brain about why a woman who should be worried about dikes and hurricane fences is worried about our border states. She didn't secure her own state against flooding during Katrina and she is smart?
If the state legislatures elected the Senators like they are supposed to (original Constitution minus the 17th Amendment) maybe we wouldn't be in the situation we are in now... Stupid and self interested Senator just looking to pad their pockets and not represent the state government... www.repeal17. net
Libs sure elect some funky people.
At least she knew South Dakota was a state...
I know she knows it is one of our 57 States and she should ask Obama, He Knows.
OMG... she makes us blonde women look bad...
Maybe she was thinking about the island that could "tip over" in the south seas and said South Dakota. After all it borders Canada in a way.
Well, I hear there are some pretty radical ranchers in North Dakota!! :-)
At least she knew South Dakota was a state… hehehheh litle known fact is that South Dakota borders with 51 US state...... Kenya. U guys are clueless
She can't count either after her outrageous request for millions of dollars in reparations for Louisiana flood victims after Katrina. I wonder how she thought she was going to siphon off her portion of that?
As for making blonds look bad, physically speaking, all a female has to do is stand next to Landrieu and even an average looking woman would be considered a drop dead beauty. However, I know you're referring to the bimbo factor. In that case, two options for natural blonds would be for them to color their hair or send Landrieu black die and ask her to color her's.
As for Landrieu, all she needs to do is to put on a girdlefied depends diaper and she'd qualify as a Hillary Clinton look alike. For women on the go, there's nothing like a depends diaper. It helps overcome those nasty untimely urges. When Hillary runs for president it will also help her present her constituents an unbridled load repleat with a fresh bold authentic accompanying aroma.
June 7, 2013 at 1:23pm
Except that he’s lying to us and he knows it. NSA employees have already admitted to eavesdropping on intimate phone calls from American servicemen to their wives and girlfriends for cheap thrills.
We already have mad a choice as a society, Barack. We made it when we wrote the Bill of Rights.
Look, we all looked at stories about Nazi Germany in school and said “Well, If I’d been there, I wouldn’t have rolled over. I would have been part of the resistance, I would have fought the fascists to the death.” It seems we might get a chance to prove our brave words and thoughts.
Our Grandfathers were willing to die to preserve liberty and freedom on 6/6/44. Are we as willing on 6/6/13?
May 16, 2013 at 7:17am
You know, there used to be a Civilization on Mars, until capitalists cornered the market on toilet paper and all the martians died in a horrible colon explosion… :)
May 15, 2013 at 4:30pm
You are a troll. A simple Google search of Columbia Alumni from Iowawill expose you as an ignoramus. If Columbia doesn’t want to abide by the terms of the will, I’m pretty sure there is an “If/Then” clause that assigns an alternative beneficiary for the funds.
May 14, 2013 at 8:24am
That’s true. There were however widespread rapes of Japanese women during the occupation that went unprosecuted.
May 7, 2013 at 10:54am
And with this, the first and second amendment, always symbiotic in nature, merge to become one.
May 7, 2013 at 10:53am
The argument that gun control is simply limitations on the Second Amendment, just like there are limitations on free speech, is absolutely incorrect. You DO have a right under the first amendment to shout “fire” in a crowded theatre or to commit slander or any of the other ridiculous examples they use. The fact is, however, that if you do so, our society provides legal and civil remedies for your poor choices in doing so. There is no prior restraint, outside of common sense and self-control. There is only personal responsibility if you engage in irresponsible exercise of your rights. Thus it is with the second amendment. You have an absolute right to arm yourself. If you exercise that right irresponsibly, you will have to pay the price. What the left wants with gun control is PRIOR RESTRAINT. This is akin to your having to have a government permit to have an internet connection or a desktop printer, to having to show you have a “need” for a printing press or to show that you are responsible before allowing you to post a web page. If they are successful in crippling the second amendment, there is no doubt the first amendment will be next.
@ coyoteliberty. You said it very well. Why don't we start with confiscating the guns of the Secret Service men and women who are body guards to the Obama administration and other govt officials?
If we can't have defense for ourselves, then they should have none either.
March 22, 2013 at 10:36am
Darned skippy. As one of my friends likes to point out everyone wearing a badge willing to follow the orders of the new tyranny because it gives them job security, power or security needs to keep one important question in mind: There are a lot of people out here willing to die for Liberty. Are you really prepared to die for tyranny?
March 22, 2013 at 10:33am
Exactly: Note that he was compliant as soon as he was sprayed. So why the mask? Why the extreme concentration at close range? Why the taunting and bullying and brutality?
COs in Maine are union employees and make almost twice what the average Maine worker makes in compensation and benefits and earn a phenomenal amount of overtime. This guy is paid pretty well “to put up with” the stuff you use as an excuse for his barbaric behavior. We PAY him to be detached, professional and sane. Sadly, it looks like we’ll be continuing to overpay this guy as well.
March 22, 2013 at 10:28am
It shames me to be from Maine that this incident occurred. It shames me more that stuff like this goes on in Maine prisons quite frequently and just doesn’t see the light of day. The fact that this guard engaged in a torture incident (and there is no other word for it) and that our Commissioner of Corrections has allowed him to keep his job, an action supported by our supposedly pro-liberty Governor means that there is no way I will support this Governor for re-election. What’s gut wrenchingly sickening is that the event isn’t being investigated because of the abuse, but because someone, clearly concerned about the abuse of government power, leaked the video. It’s not wrong that we’re acting like a police state, it’s just wrong that we let people know the truth?
Wake up people: It’s easy and ignorant to say “well, they’re criminals, they deserve it.” Given the trajectory this country is on and how soon we’re likely to find our sons and daughters – maybe ourselves – locked up for purely political offenses, is that really the dynamic that you want to empower?