Do your own homework: 1/19/2011

Check out the notes from Glenn's producer's meeting

INSULT SOT MONTAGE

JOE BIDEN, SEPT. 15, 2008, FLAT ROCK, MICHIGAN

  • All this stuff about how different Barack Obama is, they’re not just used to somebody really smart. They’re just not used to somebody who’s really well educated.

JOHN KERRY SOT, Oct 2006

  • You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.

PRES. BILL CLINTON, SEPT. 26, 2010

  • so far, they've gathered up about everybody for this Tea Party but the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland will give it to them, I think

ED RENDELL 60 MINUTES

  • You guys don’t get that. (Stahl off cam: I do get that) You’re idiots. You’re simpletons if you don’t get that.

INSULT QUOTES

PRES OBAMA

  • (Rolling Stone, Oct. 2010) It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election… The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.”

  • (Sept. 2010 Fundraiser in Philly) “Folks wake up! This is not some academic exercise.”

  • (April 6, 2008 Fundraiser in San Francisco) And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations

REP STEVE ISRAEL (D-NY) to constituents healthcare town hall, Oct 2009

  • stop calling me a liar and listen

BILL MAHER

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  • Or take the health care debate we're presently having: members of Congress have recessed now so they can go home and "listen to their constituents."An urge they should resist because their constituents don't know anything
  • this country is like a college chick after two Long Island Iced Teas: we can be talked into anything, like wars, and we can be talked out of anything, like health care. We should forget town halls, and replace them with study halls. There's a lot of populist anger directed towards Washington, but you know who concerned citizens should be most angry at? Their fellow citizens.
  • And if you want to call me an elitist for this, I say thank you. Yes, I want decisions made by an elite group of people who know what they're talking about. That means Obama budget director Peter Orszag, not Sarah Palin.

WOODROW WILSON AT PRINCETON

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/portrait/wp_wilson.html

  • To make the university attractive to serious scholars, Wilson planned to abolish Princeton’s fraternity-like eating clubs, filled with some of the school’s richest and laziest students. While Wilson’s proposals were initially well received, they soon became the objects of strong resistance from conservative trustees and rich alumni. As a result of the highly publicized battle, Wilson gained a national reputation for not only advocating educational reform, but for fighting social inequity.

‘The Chosen’

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  • Wilson could not bear to see his alma mater fall from the top ranks. As he had noted in “Princeton in the Nation’s Service” the school had played a critical role in the formation of the United States, and he believed it was destined to play a central role in its future.

Woodrow Wilson’s commencement address at Princeton University, October 21, 1896

http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/mudd/online_ex/wilsonline/indn8nsvc.html

  • It moves her sons very deeply to find Princeton to have been from the first what they know her to have been in their own day: a school of duty. The revolutionary days are gone, and you shall not find upon her rolls another group of na mes given to public life that can equal her muster in the days of the Revolution and the formation of the government…. It has been Princeton's work, in all ordinary seasons, not to change but to strengthen society, to give, not yeast, but bread for the raising.
  • It is in this wise Princeton has come into our own hands; and today we stand as those who would count this force for the future. The men who made Princeton are dead; those who shall keep it and better it still live: they are even ourselves. Shall we not ask, ere we go forward, what gave the place its spirit and its air of duty? 'We are now men, and must accept in the highest spirit the same transcendent destiny; and not pinched in a corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but redeemers and benefactors, pious aspirants to be noble clay plastic under the Almighty effort, let us advance and advance on chaos and the dark!"

Woodrow Wilson gave on October 24, 1914 at Pittsburg. The title of the speech is “The Power of Christian Young Men

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  • I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.

D/E BLOCKS

TRT: 3/3 MINUTES

BELOW

1.     TIFF’S NOTE ON D/E

2.    WSJ OPED: OBAMA IS ANTI-BUSINESS

3.    AVAILABLE ELEMENTS

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D/E DISTRIBUTIVE IMPACT

§  YOU KNOW WHAT GOT HIM IN TROUBLE- EVERYONE SAID HE WAS A SOCIALIST.

§  PLAY "JOE THE PLUMBER" SOUND

§  PLAY OBAMA SOUND ON HIGHER TAXES... QUESTIONS-- EVEN IF IT HURTS, ITS FAIR

§  HERE HE IS ON ENERGY RATES-  NECESSARILY SKYROCKET

§  HE IS ELITIST, HE KNOWS BETTER THAN YOU, YOUR RATES WILL SKYROCKET- HE’S NOT TRYING TO HURT YOU, HE IS JUST TRYING TO REGULATE WHAT IS FAIR, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU ARE NOW SEEING PHASE 2 OF WHAT WAS COMING- I TOLD YOU 2 YEARS AGO WHAT WAS COMING

§  I TOLD YOU THEY WERE BUILDING A MACHINE…

§  SOT GB: CONGRESS IRRELEVANT- THE IMPACT OF GB SAYING CONRESS IREELEVANT IS REGULATIONS

§  SOT: GB: CASS DANGEROUS

§  THEY LOST CONGRESS- IT NO LONGER MATTERS, THEY ARE IRRELEVANT- AND AS LONG AS THEY KEEP US ARGUIING ABOUT POLITICS, TUCSON AND LIMBAUGH YOU WONT PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON, REGULATION- NOW WHAT THEY TOUTED YESTERDAY "WE'LL MAKE IT BETTER FO BUSEINESS' THERE IS NOT A BUSINESS PERSON WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE THAT THINGS REGUALTING FAIRNESS DISTRIBUTUION IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS. ITS THE HIDDEN AGENDA ...

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WSJ OPED ON OBAMA – HE’S ANTI-BUSINESS

QUOTE TO USE FROM BELOW OPED –

§  It took 718 days. The order Mr. Obama signed Tuesday "reaffirms the principles" of the Clinton order with a few tweaks. In weighing costs and benefits, for instance, agencies may now consider "equity, human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts." (The Chamber of Commerce didn't mention that.) But it also mandates "greater coordination" to avoid "redundant, inconsistent or overlapping" rules, which sounds smart—if it actually happens.

FULL OPED

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704678004576090351092971860.html

§  Barack Obama didn't turn into the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan when he signed an executive order titled "improving regulation."

§  He didn't disavow the Dodd-Frank Act nor his new health-care law, both of which increase government's role in the economy.

§  He didn't instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to cease efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by regulation nor exhort the Federal Communications Commission to abandon its "net neutrality" quest.

§  He didn't promise to hold off on any of the 224 major rules that the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute says are in the pipeline, up from 184 last year.

§  David Wessel looks at whether President's Obama's pledge to cut through the regulatory red tape will produce real results and does it suggest he's been too heavy handed over the past two years? Plus, new ways to clear snow with less effort.

§  Indeed, while the White House was assuaging executives who have been kvetching about regulation, the Treasury secretary was convening the new Financial Stability Oversight Council to pursue just a few of the new rules for the financial system mandated by Dodd-Frank.

§  So did the president actually change anything? Did he swipe a talking point from Republicans to show that he really does care about the economy? Or was this an admission that his appointees have spent the past two years making up for lost time, pushing so many rules that they may have hurt the economy?

§  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce seemed to think the latter, lauding the president for a step toward "restoring balance to government regulations." So did Public Citizen, a consumer-advocacy group, which condemned the president for going in "the wrong direction."

§  Not so, insisted Jacob Lew, who oversees all this as head of the White House Office of Management and Budget. "This is not a radical change in direction, but it is an important inflection point," he said. The president, he said, has formalized "a set of practices that are consistent with what we have been doing," making it "much more likely that things will go through the agencies reflecting that approach."  That hardly sounds like a 180-degree turn.

§  Yet listen to John Graham, George W. Bush's point man on regulation and now dean of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs: "President Obama has acquired or is asserting more new regulatory authority over business than any president in modern history. He is trying to counteract a growing perception that he is 'anti-business."'

§  "This initiative, even if primarily symbolic, is a modest step in the right direction," Mr. Graham said. After all, this is a presidency distinguished until now by the insistence that the American financial system and economy were under-regulated. Clearly, the president is changing the tone. Whether he is changing the substance depends on how hard he resists the urge to regulate.

§  A bit of history: In 1981, Ronald Reagan issued an executive order asserting centralized White House review over executive-branch agency regulation-writing, requiring the first cost-benefit tests and empowering a new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to block regulatory-happy agencies. In 1993, Bill Clinton issued his own order, different in tone and substance but keeping the OIRA architecture.

§  The Clinton order lasted six years into George W. Bush's presidency. But a lot depends on how the White House uses its power. In the Bush years, says Michael Livermore of New York University Law School's Institute for Policy Integrity, "the actual practice changed significantly" and "informal reviews" essentially derailed rules secretly. In 2007, Mr. Bush replaced the Clinton order with his own, among other things, strengthening the role of political appointees.

§  Less than two weeks after his inauguration, Mr. Obama revoked the Bush order. He appointed a head of OIRA, Cass Sunstein, who had championed warnings, disclosures and incentives over rigid rules. The president said "a great deal has been learned" since the 1993 order, and gave his staff 100 days to come up with a new, modern process.

§  It took 718 days. The order Mr. Obama signed Tuesday "reaffirms the principles" of the Clinton order with a few tweaks. In weighing costs and benefits, for instance, agencies may now consider "equity, human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts." (The Chamber of Commerce didn't mention that.) But it also mandates "greater coordination" to avoid "redundant, inconsistent or overlapping" rules, which sounds smart—if it actually happens.

§  In a move that could, if taken seriously, make a difference, Mr. Obama told agencies to scour the books for obsolete rules. Sort of. Within 120 days, each agency is to devise "a preliminary plan...to periodically review its existing significant regulations" to see which should be "modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed." That drew applause from business and regulatory skeptics. In fact, Mr. Clinton made a similar demand in his 1993 order.

§  All this turns on whether Mr. Obama and his appointees act on his words. "An executive order is like a CEO memo to employees," said Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. "To the extent the employees don't follow through, they feel the wrath of the CEO—to the extent he experiences any wrath."

§  Watch what they do, not what they say.

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ELEMENTS AVAILABLE

OBAMA TO JOE THE PLUMBER

§  October 12, 2008: It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, they've got a chance at success too… Everybody is so pinched, that business is bad for everybody. And I think when you spread the wealth around its good for everybody.

OBAMA ON HIGHER TAXES/HURT-FAIRNESS

WORKING ON THIS, MIGHT JUST BE A MONTAGE…

OBAMA ON ELECTRICITY RATES

§  Jan 2008: Under my plans of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

GLENN ON CONGRESS IRRELEVANT

§  BECK: I think Congress is over-playing their hand. More importantly, I think they're being outplayed and outmaneuvered. I think they're making themselves irrelevant to a massive, new federal framework that Obama seems to be erecting and all kinds of - with all kinds of czars and everything else.

GLENN ON CASS – EARLIEST DATE FOUND

§  December 7, 2009: "Also, another fan of this, regulatory czar Cass Sunstein. This is the most dangerous man in America. He likes the idea of this."

FS FROM WSJ ARTICLE

§  In weighing costs and benefits, for instance, agencies may now consider "equity, human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts."

Glenn has focused on exposing the dark side of the gender movements waging our culture war, and now, there's a new "trend" emerging as an offshoot to the transgender movement. A growing online community, particularly of men, who consider themselves "involuntarily celibate" or "incels" believe they can live a better life as a trans woman. Why? This community purports the world is rigged against men, particularly against traditionally "unattractive men." What's the solution? Stop being a man...

Incel or "involutarily celibate" communities have existed online in the dark corners of Reddit and Discord for years. The groups are marked by a hatred towards women, blaming them for rigging the world in their favor and denying them of sex. Several members of this growing community have been responsible for large acts of violence, most notably Alek Minassian, who killed 10 and injured 16 after driving a van into a busy area of Toronto in 2021.

However, the transgender movement has presented a new option for incel members: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... or, in the Transmaxxers' case, "become them."

The online Transmaxxer's Manifesto says, “Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.” According to the manifesto, transitioning to female not only opens up a different pool of sexual partners, but moreover, you gain access to female-only spaces and are “able to extract resources from males.”

“Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.”

Another member wrote, "If you do not currently feel like living as a female you might have to work on fixing that ... Identifying as male or being emotionally attached to a male body is bad for you if being male results in you living a bad life.”

This new movement is significant because it is in stark contrast to the mainstream narrative that "transgenderism" is an innate quality. Now, it can be an "option" people choose for social advantage. A moderator going by the alias “Vintologi” on the Transmaxxing Discord server, which boasts over 1,200 members, told The Daily Caller:

Transmaxxing is about transitioning for personal gain rather than focusing on things like "gender identity." ... What matters when it comes to medical transition is whether or not said transition would actually be beneficial, thus the extent to which gender identity is innate does not inform us much regarding when medical transition is appropriate.

One incel member on Reddit lamented that he can't Transmaxx to "have sex with white trans women" and to have "all the benefits of [being] female."

Transmaxxing sheds light on a concerning issue as an increasing number of people, particularly the youth, identify as "transgender." What used to be considered as a "finge case" is now being seen as a social advantage. Glenn recently sat down with de-transitioner Chloe Cole, and the amount of pressure she experienced to become a transgender man AS A TEENAGER was ASTOUNDING. She discussed the new community, friendships, and affirmation she gained when she started her transition journey, and she lost ALL of those social perks when she began de-transitioning. She exchanged affirmation for death-threats, friendships for stone-cold silence.

Transmaxxing is a very specific example of a larger movement that is deeply concerning. Not only is the thansgender ideology problematic on its own merits, but now, we are seeing a rise of a distinction of "social advantage" based on gender affiliation. This is deviating away from the original notion that transgenderism is an innate quality. Now, many consider it more "socially advantageous" to identify as transgender than with your biological gender.

At the same time President Biden's misplaced classified documents were sitting in his house, garage, and office at the Penn Biden Center, a whole lot of Chinese money was flowing around him. Is this just a coincidence, or did the Chinese get anything in return? Investigative journalist John Solomon joins to break down what was going on here ...

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Here are 5 RIDICULOUS moments from the Davos summit

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Glenn has been warning about the dangers of the World Economic Forum and The Great Reset, which is the WEF's goal to utilize the crises like the COVID pandemic to create a leftist Utopia. Now, these goals continue to take shape at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos. Here are five ridiculous moments from this year's summit that shed light on their ultimate vision Glenn has been warning about.

1. Ex-CNN host Brian Stelter hosts the WEF panel on "disinformation," calling for the criminalization of "hate speech" in the U.S.

The former host of Reliable Sources was fired from CNN in 2022 for raking in the network's worst ratings since 2019. CNN's CEO at the time, Chris Licht, accused Stelter of "drawing ire from conservatives" for misrepresenting the facts and propagating false narratives to demonize conservatives. Licht fired Stelter because he was a liability to CNN's attempt to "re-brand" itself as a "reliable" news source.

You would think the World Economic Forum could have found a more credible host for its "disinformation," than Brian Stelter, and it comes with little surprise Stelter's panel called for the continued censorship of conservatives.

Stelter asked his panel, "How does this discussion of disinformation relate to everything else happening today in Davos?"

Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Jourová answered "illegal hate speech" from right-wing extremists, and then called for the criminalization of hate speech in the U.S., asserting, "I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law" within the EU.

As former Trump advisor Stephen Miller pointed out, Stelter's refusal to further challenge Jourová's call for censorship is indicative of his failed career as a journalist.

2. Al Gore warns of "rain bombs," "boiling oceans," and "xenophobia" as a result of climate change.

Gore's speech "speaks" for itself...

After asserting that we're creating an "open sewer" in the troposphere, Gore exclaimed:

That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs, and sucking the moisture out of the land, and creating the droughts, and melting the ice and raising the sea level, and causing these waves of climate refugees!
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Speaking of refugees, Gore blamed the mass migrations of people on... you guessed it... climate change! Of course this leads to "xenophobia" and "fascism," so if we hate "xenophobia" and "fascism," we need to stop climate change IMMEDIATELY. Plus the rain bombs...

Does this sound reminiscent of the "Man-Bear-Pig?"

Courtesy of South Park

3. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann urges for 1 million people to NOT eat meat—predicting a "meatless future."

It wouldn't be a World Economic Forum summit if bugs didn't take center stage. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann said he was inspired by his 24-year-old daughter to stop eating meat to fight climate change and urged one million people to stop eating meat to balance out jet emissions—like the jets his fellow attendees used to travel to the conference?

Here's what he said:

If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact. Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire innovation of food systems."
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Of course, finding "alternative sources of protein" means... you guessed it... BUGS. The EU is already cutting down on cattle farms and promoting the building of insect farms to initiate this "protein transition."

4. John Kerry calls Davos attendees a "select group" with an "almost extraterrestrial" plan to save the planet.

Kerry's opening speech at Davos shows the type of elitism the attendees believe about themselves. They are the "special ones" who can gather at a Swiss resort town to discuss how to "save the planet" and the "little people" who are too ignorant to have a say in the matter. His words speak for themselves:

When you start to think about it, it's pretty extraordinary that we — select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives — are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet [...] I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet [...] f you say that to most people, most people think you're just a crazy, tree-hugging, lefty liberal, you know, do-gooder, or whatever, and there's no relationship. But really, that's where we are.
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Well, not everyone was amused...

Businessman and conservative Tim Acheson called Kerry’s words, "Liberal delusions of grandeur." Jordan Peterson also tweeted, "Who are you going to sacrifice to save the planet, @JohnKerry -- and do you think and how will you ensure that they have any say in the matter?"

5. Davos attendees traveled on more than 1,000 private jets to the conference.

Greenspace, an environmentalist research group, estimates the total emissions used by Davos attendees on their private jets while traveling to the conference is equivalent to "about 350,000 average cars."

Greenspace also found that 53 percent of all private jet trips were short-haul flights of less than 470 nautical miles that "could have easily been train trips." This comes amid the EU's push to ban short-distance flights and opt for train travel instead, which many continue to point out.

Closing thoughts

What once sounded like conspiracy theories are now taking shape amongst the global elites at Davos. As Glenn continues to shed light on the dangers of the World Economic Forum, here's how YOU can fight back against their goals that threaten our freedoms and democracy.

In honor of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, we would like to resurrect this gem from Glenn's Instagram archive. If "the Great Reset" doesn't work out, Schwab should consider reaching out to the Bond franchise for a Plan-B career.

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