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."

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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