Was it a gaffe? Was it a completely normal point communicated extremely poorly? Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, whichever it is, the analogy used by his advisor rung a little too true with his critics and they’ve been relentless in using it to attack. Fair? Glenn, Pat & Stu debate it in the clip above.
KAMALA: Well, the Internet is an essential part of life in the 21st century. Can't get around it. Can't get around without it.
STU: That's fantastic.
GLENN: Such brilliance. It spills right out of her. She can't keep it inside.
STU: It's amazing.
"I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.”—George Washington
It is time to bring back the Badge of Merit.
In 1782, George Washington developed the Military Badge of Merit. While most medals and badges were reserved for the officer class, this honor was for regular soldiers—to inspire them to behave virtuously, and congratulate them when they did.
George Washington said, “the road to glory in a free country is open to all.”
His words still ring true today.
As I have said many times, I do not believe America will be preserved by the heroism of one heroic man or woman, but by daily acts of virtue carried out by ordinary people.
In the spirit of George Washington, I will be awarding my own version of the Badge of Merit, and I want YOU to tell me who should receive it.
This award can be awarded to anyone.
Has someone in your community behaved with virtue, kindness, merit, or integrity?
Nominate that person for a Badge of Merit by sending an email to email@example.com with:
- Your name and contact information
- Your nominee's name and contact information
- The story of your nominee’s act of merit
From your nominations, I will select outstanding citizens to be recognized on the air and receive a Badge of Merit.
Did Google create a sentient artificial intelligence?
A software engineer on Google’s artificial intelligence development team, Blake Lemoine, is convinced that the company's A.I. is now sentient and able to hold conversations at the level of a 7 or 8-year-old child. Google has dismissed Lemoine's claims and suspended him, but as Glenn Beck noted on the radio program, this isn't the first time a company insider has warned of the possible existence, and potential threat, of artificial general intelligence.
Glenn shared the details of Lemoine's "very disturbing story" and broke down the pros (curing cancer and other deadly diseases) and cons (the complete inhalation of the human race) of the remarkable scientific advancements in artificial intelligence.
"Because of high tech, we're going to see miracles in our lives," Glenn said. "The tricky part is to not see horror shows in our lifetimes."
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GLENN: These gas prices... We're up now over $5.01 per gallon for regular gasoline. Now, I remember when George Bush was in office, and I remember the outrage of, like, $2.75 a gallon. We're at $5 a gallon and I am not hearing this except from friends. I don't hear the news cycle going off on this. Am I just not watching it?