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.

Oops.

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.”

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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