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The Blaze Debunks Glenn Beck Yet Again

Today, Glenn Beck's website, The Blaze, reported that the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee is set to release a report on the 2012 attack in Benghazi that concludes that the military was never ordered to "stand down" during the attack and refrain from attempting to help Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the others who were killed in the attack: 

A House committee formally concluded for the first time that there was no military “stand down” order given on the night of the deadly terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

It’s a finding that one committee aide acknowledged to TheBlaze, “some people are going to be upset about.” The allegation that the military was told to stand down on aiding the Americans in Benghazi has long been used to accuse the Obama administration of not doing enough to save the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks.

The Republican-led House Armed Services Committee, however, concluded in its new report that no such order was given; rather, Army Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson, then-head of the site security team at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, was ordered by higher commanders to remain in Tripoli, lest another attack take place there as part of a larger coordinated assault.

“The term ‘stand down’ means different things to different people. To someone in uniform, it means you are to do nothing … that is not the direction that Lt. Col. Gibson was given,” the committee aide told TheBlaze.

Among those who are probably "going to be upset" about this finding is none other than Glenn Beck himself, who has spent over a year repeatedly accusing President Obama of refusing to help those at the compound and intentionally letting them die, weeping on camera that such callous indifference on the part of the President means that "today officially is the day that I no longer recognize my country":

We'd also like to point out that, during one of his previous Benghazi rants, Beck declared that anyone who would repeat demonstrably false statements regardless of that facts about a situation like this is a pathological liar with "deep psychological problems."

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/10/14

Right Wing Leftovers - 2/10/14

  • Glenn Beck didn't actually see the opening ceremony at the Olympics, but he still didn't like it.
  • While many of his allies on the Right have begun to praise Vladimir Putin, Cliff Kincaid is refusing to buy into it.
  • Those participating in the American Heritage Girls, the right-wing version of the Girl Scouts, will soon be able to earn a "Respect Life Patch that reinforces the organization's commitment to honoring life from conception to natural death."
  • NOM approves of Dumb Starbucks.
  • The Right's continued attempt to paint proposed restrictions on 501Cc4 organizations as an attack on conservative groups is truly mind-boggling.
  • Finally, this forthcoming Christian movie in which an college freshman teaches his atheist philosophy professor that "God's Not Dead" looks to be just as good as one would expect from a movie with such a plot.

Beck Reviews 'The Monuments Men' By Blaming 'Progressives' For The Holocaust

Glenn Beck watched the film "The Monuments Men" over the weekend and he seemed to like it ... but it was sort of hard to tell because the segment he spent reviewing it today on his radio program consisted primarily of him blaming "progressives" for the Holocaust.

Beck said the film made his blood boil because it never discussed the fact that President Franklin Roosevelt cared about saving works of art but made no effort to stop the Nazis from murdering millions of Jews because he, like progressives then and now, "are all anti-Jewish."

"Forget about the art," Beck bellowed. "What about the people? What happened to be the people? No, we didn't care. We didn't care.  Progressives didn't care and so all of those Jews died. We could have stopped them.  Instead of Monuments Men, how about Auschwitx Men, how about Dachau Men? Why didn't we do that? Because they didn't care ... They were all anti-Jewish, just as much as they're anti-Jewish now":

Klingenschmitt: 'I'm Running To Oppose A Theocracy'

Just last week on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program, "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt declared that people who are not going to Heaven should not be entitled to receive equal protection and treatment from the government.  This was especially alarming considering that Klingenschmitt is currently running for office in Colorado, seeking to become a member of the state legislature.

So we were a little confused when we came across a video that Klingenschmitt recently posted on his campaign website announcing that the reason he is running for office is "to oppose a theocracy" that the Democrats are supposedly trying to implement in the state.

Complaining that the state's civil unions bill does not have a religious exemption, Klingenschmitt asked voters to "send at least one person to the state legislature who is an ordained minister," vowing that he would defend the religious liberties of Christians from the Democrats' attempt to impose a theocracy upon them.

"I'm running to oppose a theocracy," Klingenschmitt said. "The Democrats are the ones pushing a theocracy on us":

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The Company That David Barton Keeps

Later this month, a Religious Right gathering is scheduled to take place in Texas called "San Antonio in Black, White, and Brown" which, as the name suggests, is aimed at unifying the White, Black, and Hispanic communities in order to establish a "Biblical worldview" in the city:

David Barton and Harry Jackson will be among the speakers at this event, sharing the stage with several other figures who played high-profile roles in Gov. Rick Perry's Dominionist-dominated "The Response" prayer rally back in 2011, including Doug Stringer and, more interestingly, Alice Patterson of Justice At The Gates.

Patterson not only has deep ties to Perry (so much so that she was welcomed on stage by him during his prayer rally) but has also been working with Barton for years to find ways to convince Black voters to support the Republican Party ... because the Democratic Party is controlled by demons, as we noted when we wrote about her book a few years back:

In fact, Patterson wrote a whole book about it which I have just finished reading called "Bridging the Racial and Political Divide: How Godly Politics Can Transform a Nation" in which mentions how she went to hear Chuck Pierce speak in Louisiana where he preached on "Saul Structures" at which points she realized that the Democratic Party is "an invisible network of evil comprising an unholy structure" that is, quite literally, controlled by demonic forces:

As Chuck described Saul Structures, my thoughts raced to politics. "Oh my God, Chuck is describing the Democratic Party!" This was the first time I'd ever considered that an evil structure could be connected to and empowered by a political party ... One strong fallen angel cannot wreak havoc on an entire nation by himself. He needs a network of wicked forces to restrain the Church and to deceive the masses. Unlike the Holy Spirit, who is everywhere at once and can speak to millions of people simultaneously, the devil can only be in one place at a time. By himself Satan would be totally ineffective, but in cooperation with other powers of darkness he erects structures to deceive and manipulate entire nations ... At the time I was listening to Chuck Pierce in Louisiana, I hadn't given any thought at all to strongholds in political parties. If I had ever thought about it, of course, it would have made sense, but it was new information. As Chuck's words began to sink in, I asked the "Lord, Father, what is the demonic structure behind the Democratic Party?"

Patterson goes on to explain that "the demonic structure behind the Democratic Party" is in fact "the Jezebel structure" which is rooted in long-ago Democratic support for slavery and which remains today because of the party's support for reproductive and gay rights.

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/7/14

Right Wing Leftovers - 2/7/14

  • The New York Times reports that Sen. Pat Roberts has "acknowledged that he did not have a home of his own in Kansas. The house on a country club golf course that he lists as his voting address belongs to two longtime supporters and donors."
  • It is genuinely amazing the way right-wing groups are framing proposed restrictions on 501c4 organizations as an attack on conservatives. Do they not realize that liberals groups have c4 arms as well?
  • Phyllis Schlafly issues a warning: "Once there is no objective morality, no universal good and evil, laws that are not acceptable to Christians, such as abortion, infanticide, easy divorce, redefinition of marriage, and euthanasia can by imposed by the government. Christians should wake up and realize that supremacist judges and public schools have been the main engines driving the replacement of Christian morality with the utilitarianism and secularism of liberalism."
  • The headline says it all: "General: U.S. Christians targeted for murder."
  • Good point, Kevin Fobbs: "Black history month has been about celebration of achievements and it has been about action. So take action and demand Obama’s impeachment now so that you and your family will have a chance to recoup and recapture the American Dream that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others fought and even died for."

Fischer: I Want Homosexuality To Be Illegal 'Because I Love Black Males'

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which Bryan Fischer honored on his radio program by reading from a CDC fact sheet noting that "blacks make up only 12% of the U.S. population but had nearly half (44%) of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010" in order to declare that he wants homosexuality to be illegal because he loves black males.

"This is black genocide," he said.

"Let me put it bluntly," Fischer declared. "If you are for the legalization of homosexuality, you are for the acceptability of homosexuality, you are for the normalization of homosexuality, you do not care about black males. You have no compassion in your black heart for black males because they're being decimated by HIV/AIDS ... So why am I opposed to the normalization of homosexual behavior? Because I love black males. I want black males to live long, prosperous, healthy, disease-free lives":

Beck: 'Technology Is Authoritarian Porn'

Glenn Beck's incessant fear of technology is well-established, as every technological advance is seen by Beck as one step further down the road toward our inevitable dystopian nightmare. And this terror about what developing technology might do to us in the future was the theme of last night's monologue on Beck's television program, where he warned that "technology is authoritarian porn."

In particular, Beck was a bit alarmed by reports that the late Philip Seymour Hoffman would be digitally recreated in order to complete a key scene in The Hunger Games film he was working on when he died.

"There is no death," Beck said. "Is it not a little disturbing?"

"The transition is happening at a rapid pace," Beck warned, and doing so at a time when Americans are becoming dumber while the government is growing larger and more controlling.

"You, your children, and your grandchildren will be at their mercy," Beck warned. "Wake up! Wake up!":

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