• Wed, Oct 17 2012

Video: Glenn Beck Now Making Down Home, American, $130 Jeans

Of all the political pundits who might have made forays into fashion, I can’t say that I was expecting this, but here you have it. Glenn Beck, of the racist, conspiracy theory spouting Becks, has decided to retore righteousness to America by creating his very own line of $130 dad jeans called 1791.

The commercial (above) features a ruggedly handsome man intrepidly welding things in the wilderness as a voiceover un-ironically says:

“These were the first American blue jeans, the jeans that built America. And they were built in America, built in a time when things were timeless. A time when people worked for their dreams, and their dreams worked for them…maybe you’ll never get a chance to go to the moon, but as an American, you sure as heck can still shoot for it [by self-immolating with illegal fireworks in a protected wildlife habitat].”

A few questions:

-Does Glenn Beck think he invented blue jeans, much the same way Al Gore invented the Internet?

-Did Glenn Beck travel back in time to make these jeans in “a time when things were timeless,” then jump back ahead to sell them to us, the American consumers?

-If so, doesn’t that mean he gets an unfair advantage on production costs when you factor in the effect of inflation?

-Why do progressives hate the idea of people working for their dreams, and having their dreams, in turn, work for them? Threatening the poor with starvation and death from preventable causes is just the inspiration they need to go out there and achieve!

-Why does Glenn Beck suddenly care about the well-being of the factory workers who make Levis? (A: He doesn’t, he just wants them to stop taking American jerbs.)

-I thought $130 jeans were for coastal elites? (A: These jeans don’t make your ass look hot, so it’s okay.)

In all seriousness, I applaud anyone who makes clothing under ethical conditions. But I’d prefer it without a side of jingoistic barbarism. Also, Beck is using the same fabric as Levis, a company he’s said he hates for their OWS-related ads, which seems…odd to me?

Then again, it’s all just different flavors of consumerism. Liberals buy expensive jeans like this, conservatives buy expensive jeans like this! At least Beck doesn’t pretend to be skeptical of capitalism.

(Via Buzzfeed)

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  • whynot4382

    Perhaps 1791 does not mean much to you? A little self education may help your pitiful view of life and people. Buy a pair and chill for your own benifit.

  • FedUpWithLiberals

    This has got to be the most rediculous article I have ever read about Glenn Beck! You have no idea what the man is really about and from what I can tell about this liberal puking writer, you could view The Blaze for a year and still not get a clue. What is wrong with the liberals? Are you so brainwashed that you can’t see reality, truth and goodness when it stares you in the face? People are critisizing Beck for actually doing something that NONE of you even have the guts to attempt. Are you creating jobs? Are you telling the American people the real truth in your publications? Are you doing your own research to get the facts? Real facts? Are you working your butt off to bring back to this country what once made us the greatest nation on earth? Psssht… obviously not with the trash, lies, misrepresentaion, slanderous filth you write. It’s ok for Nike to put out a 315.00 sneaker made in Bangledesh, Vietnam, China… than to pay 129.00 for a pair a jeans (made in America but real Americans) that will last you until your grandchildrens grandchildren die? Get a grip!

    • jamiepeck

      Don’t worry, I don’t think that’s okay either.

    • jamiepeck

      Don’t worry, I don’t think that’s okay either.

    • jamiepeck

      PS, I’m not a liberal.

    • jamiepeck

      PS, I’m not a liberal.