Boobquake 2: Fighting A**holes with T*ts
(The part quoted above starts around 12:30 in, or you can read the transcript here.)
Now, I have nothing against the ten commandments, but I'm pretty certain that if you worship false idols, commit adultery, and fail to keep the Sabbath holy you don't cause earthquakes, you just lose your spot in line for heaven. Earthquakes are caused by plate tectonics, and the reason a really big earthquake hit Japan has a hell of a lot more to do with the fact that Japan sits on a spot where the North American plate, the Pacific plate, and the Filipino plate come together than whether someone has been coveting their neighbor's wife. More to the point, it's breathtakingly arrogant and disgusting to take a natural disaster that has killed thousands of people and devastated an entire country and use it to scare people into living their lives the way you think they should. To say to people who have lost loved ones, who have lost their homes, who are still experiencing deadly aftershocks and fighting the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years that there was anything about that natural disaster they could have done something about is abhorrent and should warrant universal outrage. I haven't considered myself a religious person for a while now, but the message I took away from the New Testament was one of love, acceptance, and charity. Mr.Beck's words have nothing to do with love, acceptance or charity and everything to do with spreading fear and judgment.
Last year's Boobquake centered around women dressing provocatively because, well, that's what what under attack. For this year, similar displays are welcome (as they always are) but in order to make it a more equal opportunity event, we can bring all those ten commandments into the game. Find yourself a false idol to worship, take the Lord's name in vain a few dozen times (extra points for creativity!), covet the hell out of someone's property, and so forth and so on. Obviously I don't encourage hitting all ten; no one gets to steal, murder, or cheat on their spouse and blame it on me or Glenn Beck.
Or, you can take a moment and donate to one of the organizations working to help the Japanese people through this crisis, which is probably a hell of a lot closer to what this Jesus guy I keep hearing about would actually want you to do. I'm planning to on April 26th, in addition to breaking out the push up bras and low cut tops. No reason I can't be philanthropic in more than one way.
Fox has already decided to end Glenn Beck's talk show due to poor ratings and an exodus of advertisers. Let's make sure that door leaves a big mark when it slams shut on his ass.
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty's Ventures. She anticipates that there will be many people who are unhappy with her views of Mr.Beck's comments, and not a fuck does she give.