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Glenn Beck's Latest Conspiracy Theory Starts To Fall Apart Before He Can Even Expose It

For weeks now, Glenn Beck has been incessantly warning that a conspiracy is afoot in which phony grassroots activists are ginning up civil unrest in places like Baltimore and Ferguson in order to create a situation which will allow the federal government to step in and take control of local police departments all over the nation.

A key component of this strategy has been the militarization of local police forces, Beck has warned.

"You can call it a conspiracy all you want, "Beck said on his radio program last Monday. "Look at our police force today. Our police forces have military equipment! Is it a coincidence? Maybe it is. Is it a coincidence then that Al Sharpton is calling for this and meeting with the president? Maybe it is. But how many of these coincidences do you need before you start to say, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Even if it is a coincidence, we need to stop this":

Beck has been so alarmed by this conspiracy that he is dedicating a special program to exposing it on Thursday "that will blow your mind" as he connects all of the dots behind what is really taking place.

"Next Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the last time we had martial law in this country," Beck said last Friday. "And once you know the history of the last time we had martial law in this country and then you see what Al Sharpton is calling for and you see what they’re starting to plant in all of these cities, you’ll understand why all of a sudden they say, well, let me just say this: When you watch next week’s episode, you will no longer question why Baltimore and Ferguson, why they didn’t send the police — why Baltimore said, just let it burn for a while. We got a zone where they can just destroy things. You will completely understand":

Apparently President Obama did not get the message about the conspiracy to militarize the police in anticipation of taking them over, as today he is set to announce restrictions on providing military equipment to police and efforts to recall equipment that has already been handed out:

Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

The surprise announcement comes after the White House suggested last year that Obama would maintain programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to respond to demonstrators last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, because of their broader contribution to public safety. But an interagency group found "substantial risk of misusing or overusing" items like tracked armored vehicles, high-powered firearms and camouflage could undermine trust in police.

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In previewing the president's trip, the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms. The federal government also is exploring ways to recall prohibited equipment already distributed.

In addition, a longer list of equipment the federal government provides will come under tighter control, including wheeled armored vehicles like Humvees, manned aircraft, drones, specialized firearms, explosives, battering rams and riot batons, helmets and shields. Starting in October, police will have to get approval from their city council, mayor or some other local governing body to obtain it, provide a persuasive explanation of why it is needed and have more training and data collection on the use of the equipment.

While this development would seem to undermine Beck's entire theory, he will presumably now work to spin this as confirmation that the conspiracy has been discovered and is now being covered up by the government.

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/15/15

  • Brendan James @ TPM: Judith Miller And James O'Keefe Discuss Ethics In Journalism.
  • Media Matters: Limbaugh: The Civil Rights Movement Has Become "An Off-Shoot Of An Effort To Segregate People".
  • Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Boehner would fail his own test of patriotism.
  • Tom Boggioni @ Raw Story: Rick Santorum: Bruce Jenner can call himself a woman — but ‘obviously and biologically’ he’s not.
  • Kyler Geoffroy @ Towleroad: RNC to Approve Resolution Reaffirming Support of Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Measures.
  • Alan Colmes: Alex Jones: Jade Helm Purpose Is To Prepare Us For ‘Police State’.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/15/15

  • Audrey Russo warns that "Obama has been planting Muslims, here in the United States, since he came into office ... And when that planting blooms: It will be a harvest from Hell."
  • Gary Bauer has some thoughts on the sorts of "gotcha questions" he wants to see Democratic presidential candidates have to face.
  • Mat Staver says that "the push for transgender rights is all a part of the homosexual agenda to create sexual anarchy in order to destroy marriage, morality, and objective truth. This is not civil rights; this is the abolition of civil rights. It is the deconstruction of objective reality and natural law."
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser is all in for Carly Fiorina.
  • Mike Huckabee has written and signed his own "Pledge to the People."
  • Finally, another reasonable column from David Lane: "Here in the United States, the Supreme Court looks to conform every vestige of American life and society to the worship of the golden calf of Secularism ... Another diabolical serpent is stalking the land. This is natural, of course, for freedom eternally faces a fundamental moral challenge. Why? It's part of God's unending order."

Fischer: 'I Believe We Are Going To Have Violence' If SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage​

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer called upon state legislatures to pass resolutions declaring that they will not abide by any Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage, warning that failure to do so would result in chaos, civil unrest, and violence.

Declaring that states "have every moral and legal right to ignore the federal government," Fischer said that such a step was necessary to save America from tyranny and social chaos.

"The Supreme Court can be slapped down through a deliberative and representative process," he said, "rather than through chaos and civil unrest which I and a lot of other pro-family leaders fear is the alternative. If the Supreme Court continues to overreach and they aren't checked, we are headed towards civil unrest, I don't think there is any other way around it. If it's not stopped and reversed, the tyrannical overreach of the Supreme Court, we are to have social dislocation and I believe we are going to have violence as a result. And that is simply because freedom is too deeply ingrained in the DNA of the American people to permit tyranny to continue unchecked forever":

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/14/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/14/15

  • Scott Walker is working hard to court Religious Right activists who are skeptical about the depth of his support for their radical agenda.
  • NOM calls for all states to follow Texas' lead in preemptively defying the Supreme Court on gay marriage.
  • Sadly, John Bolton will not be running for president.
  • Gary Bauer thinks that "the election victory by Prime Minister David Cameron and the Conservative Party in Great Britain should encourage conservatives who are fearful that Hillary Clinton will be president." It seems that no one told Bauer that Cameron is a supporter of gay marriage and universal health care.
  • Finally, Erik Rush has some intelligent thoughts to share about Michelle Obama: "I’ll have to admit that First Sasquatch Michelle Obama outdid her husband concerning racialist gaffes in one fell swoop over the weekend, when she bloviated at length before a lectern at Tuskegee University. Her so-called commencement address was largely a stream of self-pitying, self-righteous, bitter, paranoid racialist propaganda."

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/13/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/13/15

  • Anti-gay activist Steven Hotze explains why Texas must protect itself from gay marriage: "It would be mandated that children be taught the practice of homosexuality in the schools beginning as early as kindergarten. Children in school would be encouraged to experiment with homosexual behavior.  The purpose of this is to desensitize children so they can be easily recruited into the homosexual movement."
  • Morgan Brittany says that "not only does the left defend radical Muslims, but they have a love affair with criminals who gun down innocent people."
  • BarbWire's John Biver calls on GOP presidential candidates to "stop referring to men who like to have sex with men as 'gay.' Instead, refer to them as men who like to have sex with men."
  • It turns out that the latest Operation Rescue story about a woman being rushed to a hospital from a Planned Parenthood facility missed one key detail about what really transpired.
  • Finally, you do not want to mess with tough guy Todd Starnes: "Mr. President -- you need to keep your Saul Alinksy, Community-Organizing Paws out of our newsrooms."

Fischer: Gays Should Be Banned From Working For The TSA

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer called for gay people to be banned from working for the Transportation Security Administration on the grounds that gay security screeners at airports are "repeatedly" sexually assaulting passengers.

Citing literally four examples, Fischer declared that incidents of "passengers being sexually groped by TSA agents of the same sex" are being reported "almost every day" and so the only logical solution is to ban gay people from working for the TSA.

"Just based on recent experience, based on what's happening, based on passenger complaints," Fischer said, "I'm thinking maybe it's time for the TSA, maybe it makes sense, just common sense, if our concern is to protect passenger safety, if our concern is to protect the sexual integrity of those that fly America's airways, then one of the things we may need to do at the TSA is start discriminating in our hiring practices on the basis of sexual orientation":

Klingenschmitt On Pot Legalization: 'Do You Really Want To Be Devoured By The Devil?'

Now that the Colorado legislative session has ended, so too has state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt's self-imposed suspension of his daily "Pray In Jesus Name" program, which he announced only a few months ago after his claim that a brutal attack on a pregnant woman in his state was due to the "curse of God upon America" for legal abortion sparked controversy, leaving even many of his fellow Republicans outraged.

Now that the controversy has blown over and the legislative session has ended, Klingenschmitt has returned to regularly praying about the news and discerning the spirits on his television program, as he did today when he warned that marijuana legalization leads to people being "devoured by the Devil."

Recounting a story about a Colorado business owner who supposedly moved his company out of the state after voters legalized pot, Klingenschmitt declared that people who smoke pot are inviting a "demonic spirit of drunkenness" to take control of them.

"When you begin hallucinating, I'm told, and you begin seeing these images," he said, "you're having apparitions and you are seeing and interacting with and welcoming to rule your heart a demonic spirit of drunkenness. That's not recreational. It's evil."

Citing 1 Peter 5:8, which says, "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour," Klingenschmitt somberly asked, "Do you really want to be devoured by the Devil?"

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