Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

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Hardcover, Threshold Editions, 2009, ISBN13 9781416595014, ISBN10 1416595015

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FUNNY.
FRIGHTENING.
TRUE.
It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes.
"Just go away " you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your only hope is...
...this book.
Glenn Beck, author of the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "An Inconvenient Book" and "Glenn Beck's Common Sense," has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths but small minds: knowing the facts.
And this book is full of them.
The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you'll tell them all about England's handgun ban (see page 53). When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health-care system, you'll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time an idiot tells you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'll stop saying "no, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminating all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce." (See page 139.)
Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then "Arguing with Idiots" will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.

About this item

FUNNY.
FRIGHTENING.
TRUE.
It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes.
"Just go away " you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your only hope is...
...this book.
Glenn Beck, author of the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "An Inconvenient Book" and "Glenn Beck's Common Sense," has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths but small minds: knowing the facts.
And this book is full of them.
The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you'll tell them all about England's handgun ban (see page 53). When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health-care system, you'll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time an idiot tells you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'll stop saying "no, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminating all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce." (See page 139.)
Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then "Arguing with Idiots" will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.

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Contributed by: Balfe, Kevin
Contributed by: Burguiere, Steve
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9781416595014
ISBN-10: 1416595015
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 325
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.75 x 9.75 x 1.25
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Another Glenn Beck winner
9/25/2009

Customer review by PatriotTed

5.0 stars 9/25/2009 by PatriotTed
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If you are tired of ignorant people mis-stating the truth, this book will help you set the record straight. Beck's book "Common Sense" is another top choice. I purchased five copies and they are in circulation. Glenn Beck is a patriot's dream personified. GB/GB God Bless Glenn Beck

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Every American SHOULD Own
9/23/2009

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5.0 stars 9/23/2009 by Gribby
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Everyn American needs to read this book!

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5.0 stars 11/6/2009 by SilCNY
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This book is easy to read and full of facts....and there is nothing quite like FACTS to make certain people look at you strangely....with their head cocked to one side....like they just......don't......get it ;-)

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SilCNY
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Great book with tons of resources
9/30/2009

Customer review by JimE3

5.0 stars 9/30/2009 by JimE3
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I love the fact that Glenn has put tons of his sources in this book and incourages you to look for yourself. this is a very easy read and very entertaining.

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JimE3
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10/4/2009

Customer review by chichivoo

5.0 stars 10/4/2009 by chichivoo
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A very well written book. Brings out the truth in a manner that you can understand. Glen Beck is an American Icon that will be remembered throughout history.

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