“You give these answers to Reverend Big Mouth and you tell him that God says he’s a phony…Personally tell him to shut up.” God (George Burns) telling Jerry (John Denver) what to say to a particular evangelical preacher (Oh, God, 1977)
“I have a big fat mouth sometimes and I say things.” Glenn Beck (Fox News Sunday)
Screenwriter legend, Larry Gelbart, taught me that in the hands of a good comedy writer what is acceptable as gospel to so many can be hysterical satire to many more. Today I can only believe that he’s in heaven running lines with George Burns on how God would admonish Glenn Beck.
Oh (My) God (2010)
Backstage at his Restoring Honor rally, Glenn Beck wipes his brow, accepting congratulations from admirers, some of whom were related to those who had actually read about Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech 47 years before.
Humming “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Beck retreats to the nearby bathroom to relieve himself. As he washes his hands a black bathroom attendant hands him a towel.
Attendant: Mr. Beck, that was quite uplifting.
Beck: Pshaw. Only God Himself can be uplifting. I am not God. I am only the humble human being God has chosen to speak for him.
Beck pulls out a $25 Goldline coin.
Beck: Do you have change for a Read more
Republican Party Chairman, Michael Steele was being “ordered to appear” at Rush Limbaugh’s EIB (Excellence In Broadcasting) Florida compound to explain his comments made at a Connecticut fundraiser Thursday where he told a Republican gathering who were expecting someone of consequence. “You don’t do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan,” said Steele, “because everyone who’s tried over a thousand years of history has failed.”
“I certainly didn’t mind him calling Afghanistan, ‘a war of Obama’s choosing,’” said Titular Head of the Remains of the Republican Party, Limbaugh. “That shows that he has what it takes to be a damn good talk show host. But to say that Read more
“I’m not in favor of discrimination in any form. I would never belong to any private club that denied gravity for any race of people,” Paul said. “But we still have plenty of American space rockets where gravity does not exist. Are we to tell our country’s hard working astronauts that they are no longer Read more
Well, Mayor, the answer to you and the city’s financial problems just may be sitting hooded and in chains right in front of you.
Taken aback by the intense criticism from political opponents and local officials of President Obama’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian courtroom in New York, the City of Brotherly Love just may be the perfect location to transfer the trial of one of the masterminds behind the 9/11 attacks.
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, take note. Independence Hall and Read more