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Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene is a ‘Blessing’; Stock Food!

August 28, 2011

Glenn Beck told listeners Friday that Hurricane Irene is “a blessing from God.”


Because it is a sign that people should be stock-piling food just like he’s always told them. Makes perfect sense!

Here’s Beck on his show Friday:

“How many warnings do you think you’re going to get, and how many warnings do you deserve? This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!’”

“… If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you’re not panicking.”

The Washington Post reports that in encouraging home stockpiling, Beck, a convert to Mormonism, is echoing Mormon church teaching. The church encourages members to build home storehouses of food that could last for at least three months.

Pretty much par for the course here: crazy man being crazy. I wonder how the people who died feel about God’s ‘blessing’?

From CNN. Read the whole article HERE

11 Comments leave one →
  1. dan permalink
    August 28, 2011 12:48 pm

    Why is there the need to spiritualize a basically good idea? I agree its good practice to store necessities. however this is taking it a bit too far.

  2. WenatcheeTheHatchet permalink
    August 28, 2011 5:15 pm

    Why does the thing that reminds us we’re not in control has to be a natural disaster that people have been prepping for? Wouldn’t getting laid off fit the bill as something that shows you’re not in control? But maybe unemployment insurance isn’t the kind of helping people in the midst of unexpected disaster that Beck has in mind.

    • dan permalink
      August 28, 2011 8:19 pm

      Beck has in mind a political, religious agenda. An agenda that is not much different than Bachmann. They claim a right wing stance and what they mean is one that is centered on republican corporatism. As the majority of the republican voting populace seems to be christian fundies, that is where they place there bets. Beck is an ecumenical mormon because he needs the christian vote. As well he needs to follow trends in that subculture. When politicians and their cronies throw around religious babel, they aren’t crazy, they are playing the game. Bachmann however is crazy and is unfortunately helping set this trend.

      • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
        August 29, 2011 11:09 am

        And Bachmann said (according to morning drive-time) that the earthquake and hurricane were God “trying to get our attention” to Cut Spending and Balance the Budget. (The morning drive-time crew were surprised that it wasn’t about “Teh Gayz”; the fact that was their expectation tells you something.)

        Not to be topped, somebody having to do with the Martin Luther King Memorial (whose dedication has been postponed twice due to the quake and hurricane) claimed the quake & hurricane were “MLK telling us how much farther we have to go” in the fight against Racism.

        There’s a reason I’m spending so much time in My Little Pony fandom these days…

  3. Nazani14 permalink
    August 29, 2011 8:58 am

    I wouldn’t call it a blessing, but I have certainly been inspired with a new zeal for getting off the grid.

  4. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    August 29, 2011 11:11 am

    You said the secret woid:
    Glenn Beck!

  5. August 31, 2011 7:01 pm

    And here’s silly ol’ me, thinking they meant that the East Coasties lived on an oceanic coast along a tectonic fault line. Reasoned, scientific explanations can be so wrongheaded and misleading!

  6. 4xi0m permalink
    September 1, 2011 10:23 am

    Meh, if we didn’t have people like Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, we wouldn’t be able to watch them get schooled by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

    • September 1, 2011 3:10 pm

      Without an occasional bad pitch, you don’t get many home runs.

      Ol’ Glenn and Bill just keep tossing melons across the plate for Jon.


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