Monday, July 5, 2010

What Fresh Hell, ca. 1956

Let’s see now, 1956.

Ike was running for his second term as President.

Ike was running up hits with the Kings of Rhythm, and had just met Tina.

Buck Baker won the NASCAR championship.

February 23: Norma Jean Mortenson changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.

Minimum wage in U.S. was $1.00 per hour.

Cost of a first class postage stamp was 3 cents.

January 28: Elvis Presley made his first television appearance on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show.

October 1: Ernie Kovacs becomes the host for NBC's The Tonight Show on Mondays and Tuesdays.

"Blue Suede Shoes" sung by Carl Perkins was a hit in 1956.

Ok, enough of that.

What does Glenn Beck have to say about US?

"To restore America we need less Marx and more Madison."

"Political Correctness doesn't change us, it shuts us up."

"It does not have to be that the greatest generation is behind us. It does not have to be that our children will have a lower standard of living. It will be that way if we choose to believe that. I choose not to believe that."

"We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed."
"Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one."

"Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America - and it's shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America."

"No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it."
"The majority does not rule in America, but the minority shouldn't hijack it. And it's because we're afraid. They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone. We're not."


  1. The precise juxtaposition renders me speechless

  2. is caused me a nervious laugh.
    Andrew...yes it is. We really are slouching towards Gommorrah.

  3. Just a test. Back with comment later.

  4. Looks like the comments are coming across.

  5. Yessssssss, Senor Beck. YOU know this gets my juices aflowing. The second most dangerous man in America. Today he announced on his website the formation of...are you ready...Beck University. Jesusfuckingchrist!

    This gives a whole new meaning to distance-based degrees (online degrees). If one enrolls in this particular "university", one will distance oneself from all reason and knowledge.

    I understand that the first course will be, Crying Techniques at the Drop of a Hat 101.


  6. JadedJ...that just takes the cake. Nothing I can say.

  7. the images are the kind of remember when no gal of my generation wants to go back to.... eff the good old days.

    Beck University, eh....

  8. Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh....My eyes! My eyes!


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