Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood predicts hybrids ...years after they're manufactured

Glenn’s seen and heard a lot of crazy things from our government officials over the last few years, but he'd never heard anything quite like he heard this morning from the Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Here is the statement Ray LaHood made that Glenn described as “Al Gore taking credit for the Internet times 10.”

“You know, I don't think the car manufacturers would be manufacturing the cars they're manufacturing today as hybrids if it weren't for what the president did in signing the executive order, and what Lisa and I have done over the last three and a half years about developing CAFE standards for automobiles and light trucks that will get 54.4 miles per gallon. I think we have jump started the ability. I mean, when you see a new Lexus Hybrid, no one would have ever predicted that two years ago.”

Now, Glenn, Pat and Stu took a trip down memory lane, and it turns out that Ray LaHood was right – no one would have predicted a Lexus Hybrid two years ago…

“You know what they wouldn't have predicted that two years ago?” Glenn asked.

“Because it came out in 2004, eight years ago,” Pat replied.

“So it wouldn't be a prediction,” Glenn said.


Glenn, Pat and Stu couldn't help but mock the Transportation Secretary's absurd claim, but Glenn couldn't help but point out something that no one could have predicted four years ago.

“If it wasn't for the things that we have done in the past, I don't think, I don't think that there would be a Marxist, terrorist hugging president in the Oval Office. Who would have seen that four years ago? That we would have a president in office that is embracing Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and is a Marxist? Actually I don't think anybody would have seen that,” Glenn said.

“Four years ago?” Pat asked. “I don't think they would have seen that.”

“How many people don't see it now!” Glenn added.

Speaking of our current President, Stu couldn’t help put point out that our ‘hybrid-inventing’ Transportation Secretary also happened to be a former congressman from the corrupt city of Chicago, Illinois. The very same place Glenn made sure to point out that much of the progressive rhetoric began.

“The first communist convention – you’ll never guess where it happened. 1905…Chicago, Illinois,” Glenn said.

Glenn read an excerpt from the “First Convention of the Industrial Workers of the Work” – the original little red book for America – which sounded eerily familiar of much of the mainstream rhetoric we hear from the left again.

“Same rhetoric – the same rhetoric that you would hear from the Muslim Brotherhood, same rhetoric that you would hear from many of the presidential advisors, same kind of rhetoric that you hear now on television and in movies,” Glenn said. “This is the first convention of the Industrial Workers of the World, the first Communist convention held in the United States of America 1905. How things have changed. This point of view is now mainstream, and anybody who's opposing it is just crazy. But who would have seen that two years ago? That and a hybrid. I mean, we never would have seen a hybrid coming. Whew.”

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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