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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/new-rule-smart-president_b_253996.html <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/new-rule-smart-president_b_253996.html>

  • 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’

http://books.google.com/books?id=zwf-Ofc--toC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+chosen&hl=en&ei=ECM3TentBMSBlAfSg8SSAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=woodrow%20wilson&f=false

  • 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."

The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

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