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Quote of the day

A co-worker was listening to Glenn Beck who said something to the effect of:

A hundred years ago, our biggest problems were not enough calories and not enough information. Today, we have too many calories and too much information.

The latter being a reference to social media and the 24 hour media.

10 Responses to “Quote of the day”

  1. FiftycalTX Says:

    Why would anyone be listening to Glenn Beck?

  2. Lyle Says:

    “Why would anyone be listening to Glenn Beck?”
    To keep tabs on what the faux conservative are doing. Also, I’ve learned a few things from his repeat guest historian.

    We have too much of the wrong calories, and too much MISimformation.

  3. JTC Says:

    Only a pimple like Beck could miss the irony that he is essentially calling for gov control of both.

  4. Tim Says:

    Hardship begets resolve, then discipline, begets success, then prosperity, begets fecklessness, then laziness & stupidity, and finally Glenn Beck. I recall him literally crying on his show about ‘marginalized Mormons’ when poor, beleaguered Mitt Romney was getting trounced by O’Bama.

  5. JTC Says:

    But maybe if he plays nice like a good little rino, what happened today to nutball A. Jones won’t happen to him.

    JK. It’ll happen anyway, and he will haz such a sad.

  6. JTC Says:

    So this quote is actually attributed to notable sayer of sooth Penn Jillette but picked up and repeated by Beck.

    They both miss the irony of course, but at least the illusionist is original and has other talents, if also seriously lacking in grokking the illusions of the universe.

  7. SPQR Says:

    https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2018/08/qotd-overabundance-edition.html

  8. Ron W Says:

    @JTC, the greater “nut balls” are on MSM, particularly CNN and MSNBC. They have condemned “conspiracy theories” for years, but push “collusion theories” ad nausem. Hint: conspiracy and collusion are synonyms. And MSM has been engaged in “the lies of omission” for decades. Yet, it is them who want OTHERS censored and the fascist media complex (Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter) are complying. But hey, you better bake that gay wedding cake or the black-robed rogues will destroy you!

  9. JTC Says:

    Ron W, well of course.

    But grasping the obvious and railing against the tools of shadowgov that you mention does not mean we have to swallow whole the spew of those like Jones and to some degree Beck and Jillette, who while railing against those tools embrace them for themselves but would have some unknown force or entity editing them for you.

    Bringing up another irony within Penn’s mostly excellent interview, that while there is absolutely too much misinformation out there, he makes the excellent point that he and presumably we are capable of separating wheat from chaff without some arbitrary arbitrator doing it for us. Seewhutahmean?

    I’ll reference another nutball to reinforce my point, going back to the Ted concert wherein some claimed that just because he plays a gunnie that he must not be called out, and that’s BS, esp. when he may very well be using that blind support to play up the controversy for personal gain, which I think is what happened there.

    I could be wrong, have been before, will be again, maybe even in the Beck/Jillette deal…but I don’t think so.

  10. Ron W Says:

    @JTC, I don’t “swallow whole the spew” of anyone. When I am told by some that others should not be listened to, or should be banned, then I go listen to whoever, I’m not supposed to listen to and who they want banned–and make up my own mind. Cowards want censorship and their credibility is the lowest in my opinion.

    “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” –John F. Kennedy, Feb. 26, 1962