Electric Cars: Selling Like Crap Cakes

2011. A new year. A time for all those awesome new technologies we were promised when we were kids. Like flying cars! No, but we have electric ones. And they are selling like hot cakes! Or not. Pat and Stu tackled the issue:

PAT:  So this Nissan leaf sold, get this, are you ready?

STU:  Give me the drumroll.  I can't --

PAT:  The Nissan leaf just in the last two weeks.

STU:  Oh, my gosh.

PAT:  Sold... ten vehicles!

Not too bad, right? As Stu pointed out, that’s one for every five states!

But not everyone was so eager to criticize the latest, government subsidized technology. One caller decided to rant against Stu and Pat for daring to question the Chevy Volt. Eric called in and said, “Most people use their cars as a commuter vehicle.  Spend five days a week driving to work.  Got a 40-mile commute.  You drive 40 miles on electric, you drive your other 40 miles on gas. So do the math.  It's a very good vehicle.”

But Stu had done the math, and still felt like the car was overpriced and the free market was showing that people do not want the vehicle. Stu said:

“I actually have been and said on this program, excited about the Volt.  I think it's a good idea.  I think it's a good concept for an electric car because the problem with them as this guy found out when he was 37 miles away from home and only 35 miles of charge left, it's a very limiting thing when it's all electric.  I think there's a good -- there's a lot of good technology there and really smart people at GM backed the car and they developed the car.  That is not a piece of crap.  But for 42,000, I think it's overpriced.  And I don't want to spend that for a car like that.”

Pat was quick to add that the cars can cost the American people $80,000 per vehicle.

Stu finally had enough of Eric, and laid out why no citizen, conservative or liberal, should be supporting the way the government is subsidizing the Volt:

"They are giving thousands of dollars per car!  They are paying citizens, paying citizens to buy the car, Eric.  How can you possibly say they have nothing to do with it?  They are paying citizens to buy it!  They are paying people who make an average of $113,000 a year to buy this car.  How any liberal could support a policy like that is beyond me.  It's ridiculous because of the government's involvement.  Not because the Volt isn't a good idea.  It is a good idea.  But it should not be funded by me."

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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