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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Glenn Beck; Kevin Balfe; Steve Burguiere
|Description:||295 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Global warming, storming, and conforming --
Marriage, porn, adultery, and divorce: The circle of life --
Radical Islam: Politically incorrect --
Body image: The new hotness --
Blind-dating: Playing the powerball of love --
The income gap: The rich get richer, good for them --
America's oil dependence: The peak of stupidity --
Education through indoctrination --
Political games: America's on a losing streak --
Speepytime! The weekend movie rental --
Media bias: An all-new fairness doctrine --
You can't say that! The politics of correctness --
Gratuities: I've reached my tipping point --
Child molesters: A fiery solution --
The UN: Truth, justice, and the anti-American way --
How to remember names, by Glenn-something or other --
Minimum wage, maximum politics --
Aging: God's system of depreciation --
Opinion polls: Our country's real leader --
Poverty Prozac --
Parenting: The case for abstinence --
Illegal Immigration: Behind the lies.
|Responsibility:||written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe ; writers Steve "Stu" Burguiere [and others] ; contributors, Carol Lynne [and others] ; illustrations Paul Nunn.|
In this appraisal of America's woes, conservative TV and talk-radio host Beck (The Real America) lays lighthearted siege to everything that makes the world worse. [P]olitical correctness is the biggest threat this nation faces today, he declares, as it makes us prey for Islamic fundamentalists, renders taboo the roots of our economic troubles (poor people are, in fact, lazy, he argues) and creates rampant distortion in the media. Beck goes paragraph for paragraph with global-warming alarmist Al Gore, merrily slaughtering the sacred cows of the environmentalist crowd. Not sated by the hide of the former vice president, he goes after everything and everyone from poverty to perverts, offering solutions to these and other problems (e.g., the key to success in the capitalist system is to believe in it). While often informative, as in his chapter on global warming, Beck is sometimes tedious, particularly when dealing with Islam and education (France is literally teetering on the edge, and our biggest ally, England, is about to be turned inside out as well). He's at his best when most absurd, and funniest when he's his own target (the father of four is little more than a flesh-and-bone jungle gym).
"There's something about him that suggests that, one night, he'll say something that will cost him his career...."-- Keith Olbermann
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