Pages

14 comments

Jump to bottom
1 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 1:21:55pm

Is that supposed to be Beck’s make-believe Oval Office?

2 JeffFX  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 1:32:43pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

Is that supposed to be Beck’s make-believe Oval Office?

I believe so. The contrast between the serious setting and the absolutely ridiculous people makes my brain itch. If I didn’t have the mental equipment to see through wingnuts, I might actually think they’re serious people due to the setting.

3 nines09  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 1:46:14pm

Beck and Barton. Snake Oil and Poison.

4 Destro  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 2:01:19pm

There were a lot of really cool articles a few months back about this right wing fake historian and his allies who actually invent American history and invent or change around quotes from Founding Fathers, etc to make them sound like Tea Baggers.

It is like they hate the real world and want to live in a fantasy America that never existed and where fairy tales like Washington chopping down the apple tree were actual facts rather than allegorical fables.

It’s the thinking of people who are both religious nuts who also know their religion is BS.

5 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 2:10:34pm

I can’t watch at work (although I don’t know that I could stomach the video even if I could watch at work), but what was the essence of Barton’s “critique” (of the movie with bad words he didn’t see)?

6 Ghost of a Goosestepping Obama Tina Brown  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 2:28:54pm

I did not watch the David Barton Video up there. But I feel certain I can give you a 100% accurate critique of it. But I can’t write it here because it has lots of bad words in it!

7 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 2:30:01pm

By now, it is not necessary to see Barton in action to have a well founded belief that he is engaged in cramming his head up his ass.

8 Mattand  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 2:35:40pm

I’d love to see the names of the LGF readers who criticized you for calling Barton a pseudo-historian. Even the more ardent Magical Balance Fairy acolytes and conservatives who post here seem smart enough to know what a dipshit Barton is.

9 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 2:38:30pm

re: #8 Mattand

I’d love to see the names of the LGF readers who criticized you for calling Barton a pseudo-historian. Even the more ardent Magical Balance Fairy acolytes and conservatives who post here seem smart enough to know what a dipshit Barton is.

I haven’t seen the comments in question, but I have to believe the critics were focusing on the ‘historian’ part of ‘pseudo-historian’ rather than the ‘pseudo’ part of ‘pseudo historian’. IOW, Barton is not even a pseudo-historian. He is just a liar.

10 thecommodore  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:43:06pm

re: #9 EPR-radar

I haven’t seen the comments in question, but I have to believe the critics were focusing on the ‘historian’ part of ‘pseudo-historian’ rather than the ‘pseudo’ part of ‘pseudo historian’. IOW, Barton is not even a pseudo-historian. He is just a liar.

There wasn’t mass criticism, but some did raise the issue that you did.

11 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:29:54pm

A fake historian interviewed by a raving freakazoid nut sandwich about the fake historian’s fake movie review.. Sorry but I can’t watch it, there’s just too much FAIL there.

12 palomino  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:49:24pm

The fucking movie was rated PG-13. It’s not like there were f-bombs flying all over the place.

What kind of historian avoids something historical because it has some profanity? Surely he knows that even the founding fathers swore on occasion (many of them also drank, smoked, and sometimes played cards and even whored around).

What is this pseudo-historian made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice?

13 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:08:46pm

re: #12 palomino

The fucking movie was rated PG-13. It’s not like there were f-bombs flying all over the place.

What kind of historian avoids something historical because it has some profanity? Surely he knows that even the founding fathers swore on occasion (many of them also drank, smoked, and sometimes played cards and even whored around).

What is this pseudo-historian made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice?

A crappy one. I bet Barton would flip if he had to be around the real Lincoln who really liked a good dirty joke. Kearns Goodwin in Team of Rivals has some of his jokes that he told and I actually laughed aloud reading them because they were funny naturally and it’s fun to imagine one of our nation’s greatest leaders(some would say greatest) joking around. I can’ wait to see the movie.

14 stabby  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 1:14:04am

Seems appropriate for Barton to write reviews of movies he hasn’t seen. After all his regular job (other than meddling in politics) is to write books describing history he made up whole cloth as well.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Randall Gross
Hands on With Facebook’s Nearby Friends
There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list. Facebook's new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want to meet up, you can tap a button, and send them ...

17 hours, 58 minutes ago
Views: 97 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
FemNaziBitch
A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border
Noemi Álvarez Quillay took the first steps of the 6,500-mile journey to New York City from the southern highlands of Ecuador on Tuesday, Feb. 4, after darkness fell. A bashful, studious girl, Noemi walked 10 minutes across dirt roads that cut through corn and potato fields, reaching the highway to Quito. She carried a small suitcase. Her grandfather Cipriano Quillay flagged down a ...

18 hours ago
Views: 319 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
palmerskiss
Debate Discrimination - Houston Chronicle
We're glad to see Mayor Annise Parker finally stand up and propose a human rights commission that will provide local due process for victims of public discrimination. Parker told the Chronicle editorial board that she plans to release a formal version of her proposal within the next few weeks, but sometimes the process is just as important as the result. As the energy ...

1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 140 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
cycroft
Russ Campbell’s Blog: Bill C-23, Fair Elections Act Seems Now on Solid Ground
Now that a Sen­ate com­mit­tee has rec­om­mended nine changes to Bill C-23, Fair Elec­tions Act, the leg­is­la­tion seems pretty solid. And, since Pierre Poilievre has, ap­par­ently, in­di­cated pri­vately that he's open to changes, an amended ver­sion of the bill will likely be­come law by this sum­mer. We would prob­a­bly have got­ten to this point ear­lier had not the min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for the bill ...

1 day, 14 hours ago
Views: 107 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
MichaelJ
Live now - 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach - ASP World Tour
More: 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach - ASP Iconic Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia once again hosts the world's best surfers for the 41st running of the Bells Beach Contest. New feature in this broadcast: drone cam!

2 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 223 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 3 • Rating: 0
Skip Intro
Why the Temperature of the Yellow Sea Is a Big Deal, and Other Questions About the South Korean Ferry Disaster
The boat ran into trouble several dozen miles from Jindo, an island that sticks out of South Korea's southwestern corner like a little toe. Jindo is surrounded by a group of even smaller islands that are slightly farther afield from the mainland. The ferry was curving around those small islands at the time it issued a distress call. What caused the disaster? We ...

2 days, 15 hours ago
Views: 398 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 25 • Rating: 1
Idle Drifter
Calgary stabbings: How knife crime in Canada can cause ‘moral panic’
What Calgary police chief Rick Hanson called the "worst mass murder" in the city's history didn't end at the barrel of a gun. Instead, the 22-year-old suspect identified on Tuesday as Matthew de Grood is accused of entering the kitchen at a house party, taking "a large knife" and using it to fatally stab four men and one woman, all of whom were students ...

4 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 283 • Comments: 6
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
aagcobb
New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate: New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Instead of pushing for a Constitutional amendment, which would have to be ratified in 38 states, advocates ask individual state legislatures to pass an agreement: that they'll pledge all their presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote as soon as enough other states pass the law to ...

4 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 283 • Comments: 7
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Political Atheist
The Insane History of Rockets at Jet Propulsion Laboratories
The Rocket Boys In the late 1930s, a group of Caltech graduate students were booted off campus after blowing up (part of!) their building during a rocket test gone awry. Unwilling to give up on the joy of semi-controlled explosions, the students and a few of their friends headed into the San Gabriel Mountains. They picked a deserted gully -- Arroyo Seco -- ...

5 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 304 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
iossarian
Drug Companies Want Your Money
Two thematically-related stories on the BBC at the moment: UK drug company Glaxo 'paid bribes to Polish doctors' UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama has discovered. Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better ...

5 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 301 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 8 • Rating: 0
 Frank says:

Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an 'inconvenience.' We have opted instead for an authoritarian system disguised as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those assholes got in there.