Wanting it both ways on climate change

Glenn has fallen victim to global warming this morning, leaving Pat to fill his shoes on radio today. And with the big news across the country being the massive snowstorms sweeping the country, Pat had something to say to everyone trying to blame the cold and snow on how hot the planet is getting.

“Global warming has shut down trains, shut down car traffic, created this ice and snowstorm for about 2,000 miles across the country, and it's all because it's so stinking warm!  Can we stop with the heat that's creating all this cold!  Wow,” Pat said.

“When I was your age, I had to walk to school, uphill both directions in four feet of snow over broken glass.  And by the time I got to school with no shoes, my feet were cut to shreds and they had hypothermia, and I liked it!  You don't know what it's like these days,” he joked about telling his kids.

Pat played audio from a reporter saying, “So far this winter New York City has gotten 56.1 inches.  We usually get about 22.  Look at Boston's gotten 60.3 inches.  Their average is almost 42.  Philly seeing almost 38 inches.  Their average is closer to 20.  What is going on? “

“What's really going on is that we are overloading the atmosphere with extra carbon which is trapping extra heat because we burn lots of coal and oil.  And so what this is doing is turbocharging weather patterns. So what we see is in the spring and the summer and in places where it rains, we're recording much heavier rainfall. And in the summer ‑‑ in the wintertime we are also recording much heavier storms. In other words, climate change creating a new normal,” an expert responded.

“I mean, even their experts believe that if we do all they say and spend all the money they want, it still won't affect the climate enough.  I mean, honestly the honest ones who really apparently believe this stuff say, that's too late anyway.  Despite all the evidence to the contrary,” Pat said.

“And yet it was our Democrat senators who, all through this century in the 2000s have been warning us that it was going to be global warming that was the death of snowfall.  Here are senators Byrd, whom we've lost, we lost him, Barbara Boxer, Amy Klobuchar, Dianne Feinstein, Jay Inslee, all on the Senate floor talking about global warming stopping our snowfall.”

Pat then played some of the audio from Democratic Senators saying that snow would gradually lessen or disappear.

“We need a climate change strategy and we need a climate change strategy badly.  Look at the kind of winter we've had.  Look at the kind of winter we've had in Washington.  One snow.  Three inches. There's a drought that has come upon this area of the country. What can we expect for the spring and summer season?  What's going to happen to our crops, our livestock, our economy?  This is serious.  I lived a long time, 84 years.  Something's going on out there.  I don't need a scientist to tell me that,” Senator Byrd said of the Winter of 2002.

“He also remarked that the most optimistic climate models for the second half of the century suggest that 30 to 70% of the snow pack will disappear.  Now, no wonder we have people visiting our offices who are just already hurting from the recreation industry in this nation.  They see what's happening.  They see the handwriting on the wall,” Barbara Boxer said.

“Isn't it great to have it both ways?  Is there anything better than winning your argument by having it both ways?  The lack of snow is global warming and the abundance of snow, also global warming.  And today we've got that global warming all over our heads for about 2,000 miles,” Pat joked.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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