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(Yahoo)   It's official: Glenn Beck has become a "Captain Planet" eco-villain   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 112
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2013-08-28 01:09:01 PM
Is he the fat radioactive piggish looking guy? I kinda had the hots for the slutty evil blonde woman. You just knew she was down for some freaky no strings attached sex.
 
2013-08-28 01:16:05 PM
I stock-piled REAL, AMERICAN bulbs when I first heard Obama was making them illegal.
 
2013-08-28 01:16:40 PM
Shut Up, Glenn. When even southern cable TV providers won't risk to pick up your show, you've failed.

Find a bridge soon.
 
2013-08-28 01:17:30 PM
GlennBeckRapedAndMurderedThePlanetIn2013.com
 
2013-08-28 01:17:48 PM
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Thank you Glenn Beck for keeping us infromed!
 
2013-08-28 01:18:10 PM
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2013-08-28 01:20:45 PM
When does Glenn Beck become R. Budd Dwyer?
 
2013-08-28 01:22:22 PM
his vast conspiracy screed this morning was hilarious. how obummer was going to get us into the brink of ww3 so that the UN would emerge as a viable powerful hero force and we would surrender the USD as global reserve currency and China would forgive their holding of our debt.

/ facepalm
 
2013-08-28 01:22:50 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-28 01:23:42 PM

Leader O'Cola: his vast conspiracy screed this morning was hilarious. how obummer was going to get us into the brink of ww3 so that the UN would emerge as a viable powerful hero force and we would surrender the USD as global reserve currency and China would forgive their holding of our debt.

/ facepalm


Wait.  So he's AGAINST eliminating the debt, then?
 
2013-08-28 01:23:56 PM

Rann Xerox: When does Glenn Beck become R. Budd Dwyer?


When the PA State Legislature pins some embezzlement scandal on him?

//better yet, when a FarkUS project is born to actually start putting together evidence of the infamous 1990 legitimate rape and murder of that girl.
 
2013-08-28 01:24:39 PM
"I'm dead serious," Beck said on his radio program, as his employees titter nervously. "I fire the person that starts to purchase fluorescent light bulbs, unless that is the only light bulb for a very specific reason, and I want to be cc'd on what that reason is." How about to light a dark room? Is that reason enough?

But Beck's vendetta against eco-friendly office supplies doesn't end there. He told one worker not to purchase any more recyclable spoons, either.

"If anyone does anything in this company because of global warming, they're fired," he said. He's OK with saving trees, though. Except for writing all those memos.


Said this earlier in a windfarm thread, Republican's hate for this can only be explained by:

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2013-08-28 01:26:58 PM
Well, they are also cheaper in the long run but I suppose that jives with the normal thought processes these guys have.  Planning for the long run is impossible when you are so focused on an ideology that it becomes pathological.
 
2013-08-28 01:27:57 PM
It's a step forward, at least. Better to be pinned down to a specific cartoon, I guess, than to be thought of as a  generic cartoon villain. That would just have been sad.
 
2013-08-28 01:29:46 PM
He's a farking caricature. GRU propagandists couldn't come up with a character like him, he'd be rejected for being too cartoonish.
 
2013-08-28 01:30:05 PM

Weaver95: Is he the fat radioactive piggish looking guy?


Not to stereotype, but shouldn't that really be Rush Limbaugh?

Also, holy shiat, did I forget how in the 90s big names were looking to get attached to "sensitive" projects. When Captain Planet launched, the villains were voiced by people like Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, James Coburn and Martin Sheen.
 
2013-08-28 01:30:53 PM

impaler: Said this earlier in a windfarm thread, Republican's hate for this can only be explained by:


Yep.  Remember the studies that showed that self described conservatives were willing to spend MORE money to avoid buying eco-friendly related items?  They'll intentionally waste their own money just to "piss off the libs."
 
2013-08-28 01:32:00 PM

nocturnal001: Well, they are also cheaper in the long run but I suppose that jives with the normal thought processes these guys have.  Planning for the long run is impossible when you are so focused on an ideology that it becomes pathological.


Jesus is coming so green bananas are a bad idea, never mind long lasting light bulbs
 
2013-08-28 01:32:31 PM
He's Mormon. What the hell do you think he's supposed to believe?
Try listening to people around here for a while.
Watch the movie Pleasantville. It's like that in some areas.

dont start rant dont start rant dont start rant
 
2013-08-28 01:33:05 PM
It's pathetic attention whoring, which is nothing new from that sad hobo clown Beck. At least he's not stripping to his undies and grinding against giant teddy bears.

/ok, he probably does, but at least he waits till the cameras stop rolling
 
2013-08-28 01:33:39 PM
And it looks like quite a few in the Yahoo comments section agree with him.  Really?  Light bulbs?
 
2013-08-28 01:33:53 PM
I'm really surprised to find Glenn Beck being a petulant child.

It's so out of character for him.
 
2013-08-28 01:34:14 PM
yet he is one of the smartest right wingers.
 
2013-08-28 01:34:33 PM
Because saving money is immoral in some universe?

The "if'n he's a fer it, then I'm ag'in it!" mentality really needs to be pushed. The President needs to come down on the side of apple pie, football, NASCAR. He needs to go to church socials on occasion, praise the work ethic of the small business owner, and channel a bit of an Inner Clinton. Drive folks so far to the Right that they absolutely alienate everyone but the most rabid, and then leave them to froth in the corner. While it might not get Democrats votes, it might allow a third party to come in and take the place that the GOP has held for some time. It won't be pretty, but it will be entertaining watching Fox and Friends tear into NASCAR as an elitist sport that wastes valuable resources, and promotes bad driving and convince themselves that only selfish asshats could enjoy folks turning left for hours on end...
 
2013-08-28 01:34:52 PM

coeyagi: Rann Xerox: When does Glenn Beck become R. Budd Dwyer?

When the PA State Legislature pins some embezzlement scandal on him?

//better yet, when a FarkUS project is born to actually start putting together evidence of the infamous 1990 legitimate rape and murder of that girl.



Glenn Beck.
Standing in front of an audience of reporters and cameramen.
Puts on one of his Christmas sweaters.
Pulls out a .357 magnum.

"Should I have taken that girl to her house instead of my house with the well in the basement back in 1990?"

i78.photobucket.com"Jager."
 
2013-08-28 01:35:27 PM

Frozboz: And it looks like quite a few in the Yahoo comments section agree with him.  Really?  Light bulbs?


Yahoo is the official outlet for The Blaze and a couple more far right hell holes. Not surprising that the Yahoo comments would support a clueless yahoo like Beck.
 
2013-08-28 01:35:48 PM
When I was a kid, I thought Captain Planet was a ridiculous show because it seemed completely unbelievable that someone would spend so much money and effort on doing things that had zero tangible benefit to them or anyone else, and whose objectively-stated purpose was merely to cause as much damage as possible.

Then I grew up and learned about Republicans.

/when your entire worldview depends on the world being a dangerous, fallen, dirty, irredeemable orgy of sin that you can blame all your problems on, the last thing you'd want to do is accidentally do anything to make it better
 
2013-08-28 01:37:30 PM

Cheron: nocturnal001: Well, they are also cheaper in the long run but I suppose that jives with the normal thought processes these guys have.  Planning for the long run is impossible when you are so focused on an ideology that it becomes pathological.

Jesus is coming so green bananas are a bad idea, never mind long lasting light bulbs



True, I keep forgetting that.

However, please stockpile gold or at least gold stocks. Jesus will want to make sure we have lots of that on hand when he returns.
 
2013-08-28 01:37:53 PM

t3knomanser: Also, holy shiat, did I forget how in the 90s big names were looking to get attached to "sensitive" projects. When Captain Planet launched, the villains were voiced by people like Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, James Coburn and Martin Sheen.


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2013-08-28 01:38:26 PM
God forbid your office manager might want to save some money on utilities and not want to change burnt out bulbs as often. Idiot.
 
2013-08-28 01:39:12 PM

Satanic_Hamster: t3knomanser: Also, holy shiat, did I forget how in the 90s big names were looking to get attached to "sensitive" projects. When Captain Planet launched, the villains were voiced by people like Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, James Coburn and Martin Sheen.

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Still less evil and less harmful to humanity than Glenn Beck.
 
2013-08-28 01:42:03 PM

nocturnal001: Satanic_Hamster: t3knomanser: Also, holy shiat, did I forget how in the 90s big names were looking to get attached to "sensitive" projects. When Captain Planet launched, the villains were voiced by people like Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, James Coburn and Martin Sheen.

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Still less evil and less harmful to humanity than Glenn Beck.


I would take the Illusive Man over ANY Republican. Any farking day of the week.
 
2013-08-28 01:42:06 PM

Fast Moon: When I was a kid, I thought Captain Planet was a ridiculous show because it seemed completely unbelievable that someone would spend so much money and effort on doing things that had zero tangible benefit to them or anyone else, and whose objectively-stated purpose was merely to cause as much damage as possible.

Then I grew up and learned about Republicans.

/when your entire worldview depends on the world being a dangerous, fallen, dirty, irredeemable orgy of sin that you can blame all your problems on, the last thing you'd want to do is accidentally do anything to make it better


The really weird thing is that, growing up in the early 90's Captain Planet era, I don't recall ever hearing anything in the way of climate change denial in the mainstream, and I was the odd kid that started reading the newspaper daily in second grade. The hole in the ozone layer was known, CFCs were banned, and there wasn't any controversy at all about discussing the need to find non-fossil fuel sources. To me, it seems like that all changed towards the late 90s/early 2000s.
 
2013-08-28 01:42:23 PM
Sometimes CFL is the dumb bulb for an application.

There's a thrift store near me that has a presence switch on the bathroom lights. Supposed to turn on when you enter, turn off after 5-10 minutes. CFL's aren't supposed to be cycled like that, but some good meaning person had them installed. Now when you enter the mens room it takes 10-15 seconds to get any light because the ballasts are shot from too many cycles.

It's part of what I call the banality of thrift. Someone spent $50-60 on bulbs that'll need to be replaced all the same. Although LED's would have worked, but those cost too much.
 
2013-08-28 01:44:06 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: nocturnal001: Satanic_Hamster: t3knomanser: Also, holy shiat, did I forget how in the 90s big names were looking to get attached to "sensitive" projects. When Captain Planet launched, the villains were voiced by people like Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, James Coburn and Martin Sheen.

[680x590 from http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2082/illusiveman2.png image 680x590]


Still less evil and less harmful to humanity than Glenn Beck.

I would take the Illusive Man over ANY Republican. Any farking day of the week.


More of:
That's Martin Sheen.
 
2013-08-28 01:46:10 PM

nocturnal001: Well, they are also cheaper in the long run but I suppose that jives with the normal thought processes these guys have.  Planning for the long run is impossible when you are so focused on an ideology that it becomes pathological.


It's the same morons who bought Hummers to "stick it to the libs" then whine because it costs too much to fill their tank.
 
2013-08-28 01:46:25 PM

Satanic_Hamster: A Dark Evil Omen: nocturnal001: Satanic_Hamster: t3knomanser: Also, holy shiat, did I forget how in the 90s big names were looking to get attached to "sensitive" projects. When Captain Planet launched, the villains were voiced by people like Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, James Coburn and Martin Sheen.

[680x590 from http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2082/illusiveman2.png image 680x590]


Still less evil and less harmful to humanity than Glenn Beck.

I would take the Illusive Man over ANY Republican. Any farking day of the week.

More of:
That's Martin Sheen.


I get it. My statement stands. :P
 
2013-08-28 01:49:35 PM
Beck simply cares about his employees. He doesn't want them exposed to the Mercury inside CFLs. He is an environmentalist.
 
2013-08-28 01:50:11 PM

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i165.photobucket.com

"WTF is that shiat chortling and holding up gigantic and generic currency through the window?!?"
 
2013-08-28 01:51:30 PM
Just stop paying attention to him, please. He will go away if you stop believing in him.
 
2013-08-28 01:51:37 PM

Weaver95: Is he the fat radioactive piggish looking guy? I kinda had the hots for the slutty evil blonde woman. You just knew she was down for some freaky no strings attached sex.


Three way with the Carly Fiorina wannabe and the Russian Planeteer (Linka? was that her name?)
 
2013-08-28 01:52:26 PM

nocturnal001: Well, they are also cheaper in the long run but I suppose that jives with the normal thought processes these guys have.  Planning for the long run is impossible when you are so focused on an ideology that it becomes pathological.


I love all the complaints that people have about them because it seems to mistake bugs for features:

"They don't feel nearly as warm if you sit next to one!" Yes, that's called heat loss. If you are using a naked bulb as a heat source, I worry about you.

"They aren't as bright, you can stare at a lit one much easier than you could with the old light bulbs", perhaps, but that's because there is less of a "burn" involved than expression of UV light. If you look at the items in the room they are as visible as they always were but now require less brightness to see.

"The light is too blue, I liked the yellow tint of the old bulbs!" That's because of the tungsten in the filament of the incandescent bulbs, meaning the yellow was just as much an artificial byproduct as the blue. Anyway, there are fluorescent bulbs tinted to look exactly the same as the incandescent bulbs if it bothers you so much.
 
2013-08-28 01:52:43 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-28 01:53:43 PM
On the recommendation of at least one Farker in a prior thread, I have swapped out about half of the lights in my house for Cree LED bulbs. Both the warm light and the daylight versions give off a great light. There's no delay in turning them on like you see in CFLs. They run so cool that I could grab one after being on for hours and not even come close to burning myself. I haven't tested the dimming capability, but I don't have a dimmer in my house yet so I can't. The one funny thing about them is a ghost effect after you switch them off, where the LEDs in the bulb give off a tiny bit of light for about a second until they fade out completely. The only reason I haven't finished swapping the remaining bulbs out for more Crees is I haven't decided what bulbs I want to use in those rooms where I still have CFLs or incandescents. I highly recommend them.
 
2013-08-28 01:54:51 PM
I know people who won't use CFLs because "they don't last as long as \"they\" claim" as if having to replace a bulb every two years is somehow worse than every 3 months. I started using the CFLs because my ass is lazy and I realized I could go a month without having to change a single light bulb in my house if I ditched the incandescent bulbs.

/if you do have a CFL break, the phosphor powder is what will cause respiratory issues, not the mercury vapor.
 
2013-08-28 01:57:15 PM

Pinner: He's Mormon. What the hell do you think he's supposed to believe?
Try listening to people around here for a while.
Watch the movie Pleasantville. It's like that in some areas.

dont start rant dont start rant dont start rant


Not all that faithful a Mormon, apparently. Just in recent years, he has very publicly committed at least two of what the LDS consider to be excommunication-level sins, one of which pretty much makes him a Son of Perdition, forever unable to repent in this world nor in the world to come, barred from even the lowest level of the lowest degree of heaven (the Telestial Kingdom), destined instead for Outer Darkness (equivalent to the Lake of Fire in mainstream Christian theology). Video of him saying the things that constitute these sins is on YouTube.

Sons of Perdition are very few, and include Cain, Judas Iscariot, a particularly evil character or three from The Book of Mormon, and the Two Beasts of Revelation ("the Antichrist" and the False Prophet). Nice company you keep there, Becky!
 
2013-08-28 01:57:21 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-28 01:59:44 PM
i've saved money on every bulb i've switched.  but i'm one of those rare conservatives who actually tries to, you know, conserve.
 
2013-08-28 01:59:56 PM

Weaver95: Is he the fat radioactive piggish looking guy? I kinda had the hots for the slutty evil blonde woman. You just knew she was down for some freaky no strings attached sex.


To this day I still find it sexy when women do that hair over one side of their face thing.
 
2013-08-28 02:01:26 PM

COMALite J: Pinner: He's Mormon. What the hell do you think he's supposed to believe?
Try listening to people around here for a while.
Watch the movie Pleasantville. It's like that in some areas.

dont start rant dont start rant dont start rant

Not all that faithful a Mormon, apparently. Just in recent years, he has very publicly committed at least two of what the LDS consider to be excommunication-level sins, one of which pretty much makes him a Son of Perdition, forever unable to repent in this world nor in the world to come, barred from even the lowest level of the lowest degree of heaven (the Telestial Kingdom), destined instead for Outer Darkness (equivalent to the Lake of Fire in mainstream Christian theology). Video of him saying the things that constitute these sins is on YouTube.

Sons of Perdition are very few, and include Cain, Judas Iscariot, a particularly evil character or three from The Book of Mormon, and the Two Beasts of Revelation ("the Antichrist" and the False Prophet). Nice company you keep there, Becky!


Out of curiosity, what are they?
 
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