'The Great American Stupid'

“One may smile and smile and be a villain.” - Hamlet. William Shakespeeare


Nobody could spot a hypocrite like the Bard, and it's my belief that the only sacrilege in the following column is that of the money-grubbing charlatan who inspired it. Permission to reprint “fully granted” by Reader Supported News.

The Great American Stupid

By John Cory, Reader Supported News
29 August 2010

The Glenn Beck Magic Revival Hour is over now. The concession stands have sold out of "Freedumb Pop," while Believers shout hosannas and praise the "Word" as revealed to Beck from the burning sagebrush of John Wayne's sacred spirit.

The great Oz Media has analyzed, punditized, commercialized and celebritized the Archie and Veronica of moral mediocrity, proving once again that if it sparkles like shallow water in sunlight it must be worth ratings.

There is nothing new here, nothing even original. Joe Pyne did it in the late 1950s, Billy Sunday and Aimee Semple McPherson did it in the 1920s, and my friend's dad, Cleon Skousen, warned all of us, America's children and parents, that creeping Communism and Sputnik and rock 'n' roll would bring about the downfall of America unless we joined the John Birch Society.

The country is awash in Commies and Sinners. The End Times are upon us. Again.

Sing a hymn. Say a prayer. And send a dollar for God's profit - Glenn.

The great American stupid goes on and on.

People died in Afghanistan today.

Equipment at a construction site for a new mosque in Tennessee was set on fire.

Americans continue to lose jobs and houses with little relief on the horizon.

The GOP plans to hold probes into possible impeachable offenses by the Obama Administration if they win the midterms. Or at least shut down government.

But hey, a bible-thumping millionaire bunko artist set up his Chautauqua tent on television and spoke in tongues and that is twice as cool as life and death.

God bless America.

In the name of the Holy Trinity: Larry, Curly and Moe -



“False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” – Macbeth, William Shakespeare


tnlib said...

Wasn't one of Shakespeare's favorite themes - paraphrased - what is and what appears to be two different things?

Tiny said...

Tiny couldn't help it. She laughed until her sides hurt. As soon as she read "Believers shout hosannas and praise the 'Word' as revealed to Beck from the burning sagebrush of John Wayne's sacred spirit,' she just lost it.

She has to give John Cory credit for providing the ROTFLMAO moments. Tiny has no idea how long those moments lasted. She just knows they were good medicine.

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Nance said...

I wish I had written this!

Bread and circuses for the masses.