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.”

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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