Michele Bachmann on Rumors of War III

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann joined Glenn on radio today to discuss GBTV’s new documentary, Rumors of War III, which debuted last night.

“I watched every second of the special you did last night,” the Congresswoman told Glenn. “It was spellbinding.”

Congresswoman Bachmann sits on the intelligence committee, and told Glenn’s listeners that she can confirm every word from Rumors of War III was accurate. “It’s absolutely profound,” she said.

The Congresswoman told Glenn that she wants people to be encouraged, because there are members of Congress that are on this issue. “I personally spend twenty-five to thirty hours every week just dealing with this problem. I think this is the number one issue facing our country right now. People have no idea how far, how deep, how wide the Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated the upper echelons here in the United States,” Congresswoman Bachmann explained. “Martin Dempsey, the top military man in the United States, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, just said yesterday he ordered government censorship and a purging of any reference to Islam or Islamic training out of the military training material.”

She added that the removal of Islam and Islamic training also occurred in the FBI last October. She told Glenn that when this occurred, she demanded that she be allowed to review the material that was purged from the FBI. These materials are training our FBI agents how to spot the motivation behind terrorists.

“Just think about this, the Muslim Brotherhood has the power and the influence to purge out of the military, the FBI, and the State Department, any reference to Islam. This is profound, and this is done, in particular, because our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an executive order against defamation of religion,” the Congresswoman told Glenn, “but it's really all about Islam. To make sure that we purge out of our government any reference to Islam in a negative way. Damn what the facts are on the ground, there is a purging that's going on. But, it is censorship, because, by definition, censorship means the government withholding information, and that's what we're seeing play out.”

Congresswoman Bachmann told Glenn that she has been organizing a group in Congress that meets to discuss this issue on a weekly basis. Rep. Allen West, who was part of last night’s documentary, is one of the members of Congress is this group. She explained that, essentially, they’re a caucus that focuses on the issue of penetration from the Muslim Brotherhood and jihad in the capital and in our government. “Our goal is to educate every member that we can. We want every member of Congress to watch your documentary,” she told Glenn. “Frank Gaffney also has a documentary series. You had the finest people on the couch last night – Andy McCarthy, you had General Boykin, Diana West. You had your own adviser on national security. There are really good people, and they’re all trustworthy, and that’s what we’re trying to do – educate people.”

Congresswoman Bachmann went on to explain that as a response to what was discussed in Rumors of War, they are in the process of putting a letter together to Hilary Clinton at the State Department, the chairs of the Committee of the State Department that oversee them, the Intelligence Committee, and also to the military. They are demanding that the Inspector General of each of these departments look over the penetrations of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Michele told Glenn that there are at least six people that they want a full investigation of. “Why are these people senior advisors to the president? Why are these people involved in actual on the government payroll in the State Department and in the Pentagon? We are demanding answers,” she said.

Glenn responded by saying that because the media is so involved with CAIR and ISNA, that this has to become a viral issue. He also added that there needs to be a way for the public to know who is working on this issue, so that the people can support them and get behind them.

“It is critical that people know who is working on this in D.C., because I have no doubt that there will be shenanigans with our elections,” Congresswoman Bachmann responded. “Right now it is civilization jihad. That was the term used last night on your couch. That exactly defines what this is. This is the enemy within to destroy our western civilization, and we’re being told to avert our gaze.”

Congresswoman Bachmann compared what we are being told to do right now, ignore the threats that are right in front of us, to what history has taught us will happen when we do this. “From my perspective our current president and the administration are the most dangerous on national security of any that we have ever had in the United States. They have literally opened the floodgate and they are allowing these people to come in,” she told Glenn.

Glenn asked the Congresswoman about the involvement of the President. What are we to think he is doing by allowing these things to go on along our border and in our government?

The Congresswoman explained that this is why the caucus she has organized will be calling individuals that need to be investigated by name. For example, she told Glenn, “our Secretary of State in the State Department is working with Tariq Ramadan. His grandfather started the Muslim Brotherhood and has terrorist ties to Hamas. He’s an advisor. He is on a committee advising our government. This will be in a letter that I am sending out and that I’ll be asking other members of Congress to sign onto for the Inspector General to answer the question: Why is this individual advising our Secretary of State and the President of the United States?”

Glenn explained that there is no way for the President to untangle himself for this. “He has just said he's going to help the small businesses through the Muslim Brotherhood. So there's another connection. He's also just said it's an end of the War on Terror,” Glenn said.

“I think we should take the Obama administration at their word. If you think truly and if you were saying it through your legitimate government channels that the war on terror is over, then I demand today that every service member in Afghanistan come home, today,” Congresswoman Bachmann said to Glenn. “But I was in Afghanistan this weekend, Glenn. I stood over the bed of a soldier in ICU whose legs had just been blown off in an explosion two hours earlier. I prayed for him. I will tell you the war on terror is not over. But, if the war on terror is over, then I demand that we disband the TSA at the airport today – if it's over, disband it. If it's over, take down all the barriers here in Washington, D.C.”

They went on to discuss President Obama’s record with the Muslim Brotherhood and his first foreign policy speech at the Center of Islamic Thought and Learning in Cairo, where he didn’t invite the President of the country he was speaking in [Mubarak].

Glenn explained that this documentary is the greatest gift to Mitt Romney in this election, and urged listeners to share it with their friends. To learn on to tweet, Facebook, and other ways to share Rumors of War III go here.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


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There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

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Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


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But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


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John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


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Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


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A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


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Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


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And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


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When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


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"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


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-AND-

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Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.