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Glenn Beck strikes $100 million radio and online deal
Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | 6-11-12 | Lucas Shaw

Posted on 06/11/2012 5:52:14 PM PDT by STARWISE

Glenn Beck and Premiere Networks finalized a long-term contract extension on Monday, linking one of the nation's most popular radio programs with a syndication giant.

The new deal between Beck's Mercury Radio Arts and Premiere, a subsidiary of Clear Channel, ensures Premiere will syndicate "The Glenn Beck Program" for five more years. Reports value the contract at $100 million - double his prior deal. It covers not just "The Glenn Beck Program," but Beck's assorted digital businesses as well.

Beck left Fox News last year and carried his devoted cadre of fans to the internet, launching GBTV, an online streaming network. That complements other Mercury Radio Arts properties like TheBlaze.com, e-commerce site Markdown.com and GlennBeck.com. Premiere will sell advertising for those ventures.

Ratings for Beck's radio show have grown nearly 50 percent over the last five years, and in its 10th year with Premiere it is typically the third highest-rated show in talk radio behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Premiere carries both of their shows as well.

Carried by more than 400 stations, Beck's show airs from 9 a.m. to noon in most markets. "Simply put, Premiere is the best in the business," Beck said in a statement. "Over the past 10 years, they have proven to be a true partner in every sense of the word."

In moving online, Beck bet his personal brand was strong enough to survive without the promotional force of a television network. Though GBTV has a much smaller audience than Beck's television show - or his radio show - it is often cited as an example of a new media success story.

Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that the network would hit $40 million in revenue this year thanks to subscriptions and advertisements.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 100million; beck; clearchannel; glennbeck; premier; radio
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1 posted on 06/11/2012 5:52:25 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; Lazamataz; ..

Go, Glenn!

“Mr. Beck’s show entered national syndication via Premiere, a unit of Clear Channel, 10 years ago. Now carried by more than 400 stations, the show typically ranks No. 3 among all news-talk radio shows, behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, so the contract extension brings a measure of stability to local stations that carry it.

The show is broadcast from 9 a.m. until noon in most markets. Last week, another host in the time period, Neal Boortz, announced that he would retire in January. Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and businessman, will start hosting a show in Mr. Boortz’s place.”

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/beck-renews-his-radio-deal/


2 posted on 06/11/2012 5:55:20 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Curse cut & paste. Preview not showing title :)
Sorry stopped hear him after he left WOR in NYC and FOX. Just hear Rush, Sean and Mark.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 5:56:45 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: All

Ooops — G dropped
Complete title:

Glenn Beck strikes $100 million radio and online deal


4 posted on 06/11/2012 5:59:12 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE; jimrob; All; VinL; cripplecreek
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"quid pro quo" from the LDS Bain Capital wing ... for relentless attacks on Newt Gingrich ...


hope you a "lot" of soap ... and security safes ... to those LDS Cult Members, Glenn ...


and of course ... the LDS Bain Capital folks have their eye on Free Republic ...

just like Joseph Smith had his "evil" eye on that anti-Smith newsletter publish in Noovan, Illinois ... before Smith ordrered his Satanic GOONS to burn it to the ground ...



To HELL with the LDS Cult ... and the "Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob ..."

Ted Kennedy's "favorite" Mormon Arch-Bishop



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5 posted on 06/11/2012 6:08:58 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: STARWISE; jimrob; All; VinL; cripplecreek
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"quid pro quo" from the LDS Bain Capital wing ... for relentless attacks on Newt Gingrich ...


hope you sell a "lot" of soap ... and Tampa, FL security safes ... to those LDS Cult Members, Glenn ...


and of course ... the LDS Bain Capital folks have their eye on Free Republic ...

just like Joseph Smith had his "evil" eye on that anti-Smith newsletter publish in Noovan, Illinois ... before Smith ordrered his Satanic GOONS to burn it to the ground ...



To HELL with the LDS Cult ... and the "Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob ..."

Ted Kennedy's "favorite" Mormon Arch-Bishop



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6 posted on 06/11/2012 6:09:38 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: STARWISE

Clear Channel...

Bought by Willard Romney during the 2007-2008 POTUS primary...

Oh yes...the connections


7 posted on 06/11/2012 6:13:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I’ve heard Glenn say myself that he
doesn’t even really like MR, so I
don’t know what you’re trying to
instigate.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 6:13:49 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Wow.


9 posted on 06/11/2012 6:18:02 PM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: STARWISE

For conservatives, Glenn Beck is and has long been dead to us:

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/andrew-breitbart-glenn-beck-dead-me


10 posted on 06/11/2012 6:19:57 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I find your comments intriguing. How might I subscribe to your newsletter?


11 posted on 06/11/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: iowamark

Wow! Speak for all us conservatives, do ya now?


12 posted on 06/11/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Whatever you say.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: STARWISE

I absolutely don’t understand the appeal of Glenn Beck but I especially don’t understand why the network values him so highly. I’ve never heard him utter a single original thought that hadn’t been stated by Rush or Levin or even Hannity much earlier. I’ve seen/heard him express utter emotional gaganess over something that he, apparently, just began to understand, but I’ve never discerned a single piece of original insight from him. He’s the very definition of what Levin would call a “back bencher” (except for his salary)


14 posted on 06/11/2012 6:28:12 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: STARWISE
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Is "smiling little" attention-deficit-disorder Glenn Beck an LDS member ?

Yes ...




Is the "Celestial God-Child from Planert Kolob" an LDS member ?

Yes ...



Sir ... your question (brilliantly) answered ...



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15 posted on 06/11/2012 6:29:32 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
To HELL with the LDS Cult ... and the "Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob ..."

IOW you prefer to do 4 more with Obama and the Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Axelrod, et al?

16 posted on 06/11/2012 6:30:17 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: unkus
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"Assimilate THIS ... Mitt-Bott" ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9NkPCj3QZ8



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17 posted on 06/11/2012 6:34:46 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Better a Mormon than a Communist/Muslim who is an avowed

enemy of the United States; who if given another four

years, will continue his deliberate destruction of our

country.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 6:36:29 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil

Funniest tagline on FR.

Oh.......

You're serious????

19 posted on 06/11/2012 6:36:29 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

If I’m a Mitt-bot, you are a Commie/Muzzie lover.

Enough already.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Don Corleone
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You presume, Sir ...

and have bought the "myth" that Myth Romney should be the 2012 GOP Presidential Nominee ...

the race IS NOT OVER YET ...




On a purely historical note, would you vote for an Abraham Lincoln that promised to free only 1/4 of the slaves ...

to a Douglas that would free "zero" slaves ?

Both men would be "justifiably" DAMNED ...

and for good reason ...



Dittos the "SOCIALIST architect" of Obama-Care ... Myth Romney ...

and the SOCIALIST GOON that signed it into law ...



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21 posted on 06/11/2012 6:43:22 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Notary Sojac; VinL; cripplecreek; jimrob; All
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Akin to General George Washington at Valley Forge ...


I prefer to "not" take my political marching orders from either the British Crown ... the NAZI-Sympathizers Vichy French ...

or especially Karl Rove, Bill Frist and the Fox News wanna-be members of the GOP Gay-Boy Blue-Blood Yacht-Club ...





From Lord of the Rings" ...


"There will come a Day when America's God and Country TEA Party Conservatives will bow their knees in defat at their Socialist Overlords ...

BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY !


"There will come a Day when the Age of America the FREE REPUBLIC comes crashing down ...

BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY !


"There will come a Day when Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Hermain Cain and Michell Bachman will bow in surrender to MYTH Romney and his GOP E-RINO Gay-Boy Yacht-Club ...

BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY !


"There will come a Day when America's GENUINE MEMBERS OF CHRIST'S CHURCH will bow and worship the CULT created by Joseph Smith ... and then VOTE for Myth Romney ...

BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY !




The CHALLENGE to "all" Christians and TEA Party Patriots who read this post ...

STAND TODAY ... STAND THIS YEAR IN PRAYER, HUMBLY, BEFORE OUR GOD, THE GREAT "I AM" ...

to save our beloved Nation from the political and spiritual destruction.that awaits ... if Myth Romney ...

is elected President ...




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22 posted on 06/11/2012 6:56:47 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: SMGFan

We get him here in Raleigh, NC....9-noon; followed by Rush, then Hannity...all on FM. Awesome. Can’t beat it.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 7:01:47 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Funny. I hear Beck in the morning and then Rush might rehash some stuff and by the time Sean Vannity gets it it’s really old.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 7:30:34 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne; All

As they say in the UK, you are looney..


25 posted on 06/11/2012 7:34:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis (In order for the human race to survive, Space is the final frontier.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Well, with Beck getting a 10 year deal, and Romney likely to get a 4 year deal, you and the rest of the “I hate Mormons” crowd will have plenty of time to recycle and regurgitate your hate.

Maybe the boss can set you all up with your own ‘Daily Thread’ spot on the FR home page!


26 posted on 06/11/2012 7:39:25 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

5 year deal - not 10

duh!


27 posted on 06/11/2012 7:42:47 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: STARWISE

I tell you, I haven’t heard Glenn since he went to GBTV. Not really missing him all that much. Of course where I am I am blessed to have great talk radio during the day.


28 posted on 06/11/2012 8:23:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: STARWISE
"five more years. Reports value the contract at $100 million.

OMG! Gasp!That's terrible! Would not surprise me if Madonna got that much in just one night just to flash her nipple . No one would complain about that if it were true.

29 posted on 06/11/2012 8:23:52 PM PDT by shiva
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To: Don Corleone
Could anyone be kind enough to explain if this is pay-per-listen radio, or if the show is carried by regular radio (free) networks?

If so, how do we find out if it is in our area?
I have no complaints whatsoever about Glenn's show, and I learned a lot watching his old TV show. And I will put my grasp of history, philosophy and ethics against anyone.

I have been a Catholic all my life and the absolute hissy fits that many here have about the Mormons is perplexing, They must all have a terminal insecurity if their faith or atheism are threatened. I never, ever felt proselytized watching the Glenn Beck show. I do feel attacked by the knee jerk hatred of people who neither watch his TV programs or listen to his radio programs.

Give it a rest!

30 posted on 06/11/2012 9:05:35 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
There may come a day when I take anything you write seriously.

BUT THIS IS NOT THE DAY...

And further more, it may be a long while. Better bring a lunch.

31 posted on 06/11/2012 9:28:07 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: STARWISE

‘Never really liked him on radio with his yuck-it-up posse. Though I’ll give a listen or two if I come across him.


32 posted on 06/11/2012 9:30:23 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: publius911

Here’s daily radio blurbs

http://www.glennbeck.com/publish/themes/glennbeck/live_player/

Scroll down and on the right, there’s a map and
state link where you can choose your state to
get the closest station.

This station seems to have good reception for
his show:

http://www.wowo.com


33 posted on 06/11/2012 9:53:48 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

You are correct. He said so on Stossel’s show I believe.. It’s either Romney or four more years of the last four hellish years.


34 posted on 06/11/2012 10:35:58 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Rush
Hannity
Beck

out of curiosity, who are the 4th 5th 6th highest paid or most listened to talk radio hosts?


35 posted on 06/12/2012 12:10:56 AM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: Patton@Bastogne
There will come a Day when Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Hermain(sic) Cain and Michell(sic) Bachman will all have endorsed Mitt Romney for President. And that day is not very far off.

BTW, Romney was never my choice either (except in 2008 when it was down to him and McCain). I will probably vote third party this year too. But I'll do it without any fantasies of success.

36 posted on 06/12/2012 5:49:10 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: STARWISE
Though GBTV has a much smaller audience than Beck's television show - or his radio show - it is often cited as an example of a new media success story.

Beck has stated that he has more subscribers to his GBTV network than CNN has viewers for its most popular program.

I believe it.

37 posted on 06/12/2012 6:27:32 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
You know, Palin, Gingrich, Santorum, Cain etc. are all politicians, right??

They aren't heroes in a fantasy novel.

Aragorn, Frodo, or Gimli are not on the ballot in any jurisdiction I'm aware of.

Of course there are carloads of Boromirs available all the time......

38 posted on 06/12/2012 8:40:33 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: STARWISE

I quit listening to Beck once he endorsed Romney.


39 posted on 06/12/2012 6:01:53 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; Patton@Bastogne

Scroll down to the video from June 8 with John
Stossel on Fox Business on the left, click the
video, scroll up to the 1:51 mark ...

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/end-of-the-republic-glenn-beck-laments-to-stossel-the-lack-of-student-hugging/

“and I’m not a Romney supporter”

!!!!!


41 posted on 06/12/2012 7:21:35 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: going hot

Going hot,

I love your postings.


42 posted on 06/12/2012 7:30:00 PM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

When everybody keeps telling you that you’re crazy, you should listen. Because you really are crazy.


43 posted on 06/12/2012 7:41:46 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
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I'm content to be judged by History ...



and you ?

weak-minded fools ...

or mormons ?



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44 posted on 06/12/2012 8:20:30 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: iowamark

I’ve watched and listened to GB for years. He is one of the few who stays true to his values of faith, self determination and less government ...always.


45 posted on 06/13/2012 9:44:25 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

You’re crazy, and your posts take up too much space, which makes you rude, too.


46 posted on 06/13/2012 10:19:15 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
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Well ... do I get credit for taking a shower this morning (LOL) ?


BTW ... I carry the badge "You're Crazy" ... from a Fellow-Cult member ...

of the "Celestial God-Child from the Planet Kolob ... located in the Constellation Cancer" ...

a "genuine" Badge of Honor ...


"Thanks" for making my day ...



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47 posted on 06/13/2012 10:35:54 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Are you accusing me of being a Mormon, or a Scientologist?

Or do you know the difference? Actually, I’m a lapsed Methodist.

And as for you being “judged by history”, history doesn’t give a damn about you.


48 posted on 06/13/2012 10:41:56 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
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I really thought that mosts Methodists were more intelligent than this ...

Well, there's always the exception ...


And ... whether you like it or not ... we're "all" Judged By History ...

You're no exception ... so you better get serious about all of this (smile) ..



P.S. How do you like my use of "white space" for better reading clarity ? Pretty clever ?



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49 posted on 06/13/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: ozzymandus
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I really thought that mosts Methodists were more intelligent than this ...

Well, there's always the exception ...


And ... whether you like it or not ... we're "all" Judged By History ...

You're no exception ... so you better get serious about all of this (smile) ..



P.S. How do you like my use of "white space" for better reading clarity ? Pretty clever ?



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50 posted on 06/13/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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