E.D. Hill: Paul Ryan just made Obama look old, outdated, unhip

Glenn interviewed E.D. Hill on radio today to talk about day 2 of the Republican National Convention. She made an observation that Glenn felt was spot on - Paul Ryan actually made Mr. Hipster-in-chief look old, outdated and lame. And that’s before he got into any substance, which of course was so devastating to the left they immediately went into attack mode. Check out the interview in the clip above from the radio show!

Transcript of Interview:

GLENN: Let's go to E.D. Hill who is doing our coverage on The Blaze of the convention. Hello, E.D., how are ya?

E.D. HILL: Hey, I'm doing great. I love being here.

GLENN: I am so thrilled to have you a part of it. I mean, been a big fan of yours for a long time and miss you on Fox and Friends and it's great to have you on the network.

E.D. HILL: Thank you.

GLENN: Tell me about the feeling at the convention. It feels different than the conventions of past. It feels like they're onto something, big time.

E.D. HILL: You know, I think a bit of what I have ‑‑ I had felt at this convention seems to differ from what a lot of other folks have thought, and I've been covering conventions for a long time. I will not tell you how long, but let's say it goes back to Minnesota. And I was blown away by the people. No one else seemed to be talking about as much. Like the ones they were expecting the greatness from, I thought they were not good speeches, nice stump speeches, helpful during, you know, during the election, but I was blown away by the other folks. I was blown away by the (inaudible), by ‑‑

GLENN: Fortuno.

E.D. HILL: Mike Huckabee, Fortuno, Susana Martinez, of course Nikki Haley. Artur Davis I thought made such a convincing argument for why Democrats, moderate Democrats should be wide open in this election: I was really excited and energized when I listened to them.

GLENN: As I'm watching this, there is a split in the party. I mean, John McCain was just, woof.

STU: (Laughing.)

E.D. HILL: I'm so glad you said that.

GLENN: Wow, it was bad.

E.D. HILL: You know, that's when you and I, I think both do. We kind of call it as we see it.

GLENN: Yeah.

E.D. HILL: And you're dead on. Ouch.

GLENN: It was ‑‑ and there's a few of them.

E.D. HILL: Yep.

GLENN: That are just ‑‑ and it feels like 1951.

E.D. HILL: Yeah.

GLENN: It immediate ‑‑ once they take the stage ‑‑ and it has nothing to do with their age.

E.D. HILL: Yep.

GLENN: It has everything to do with their ideas and the way they present them. It's just a different era.

E.D. HILL: It is. But what I saw was this is what stood out the most. Man, did he make the right call with the number two pick because there was one guy who really sold it and that was Paul Ryan. As I watched the rest of the folks, good ideas, smart, nice people. However, they did not even come close to selling it like Paul Ryan, who you can tell is an absolute firm believer in what he says and what he stands for.

GLENN: You said last night and I think this is the most astute comment I've heard from anybody on Paul Ryan: You didn't think it was possible to make Barack Obama look old, but Paul Ryan did.

E.D. HILL: He did. I mean, I was expecting him to go crowd‑surfing at the end of it.

STU: (Laughing.)

E.D. HILL: You could feel it. You could feel it in the crowd. And I did not attend any Barack Obama speeches in person, but one of my kids did and was a huge Barack Obama fan. Voted for Barack Obama, thought he was the next coming. I'm telling ya that's how much, you know, she loved him. And she said earlier in the election cycle, she said, "You know, I don't think I'm going to go to vote because he just hasn't done it for me." This is the guy who has now energized her, and that's saying a lot.

GLENN: I'm telling ya that's exactly what I thought. This guy is credible. He is ‑‑ he does not feel like a politician.

E.D. HILL: No.

GLENN: And he feels like somebody that ‑‑ somebody like my daughters could get behind and say, "I believe that guy. That guy I believe."

E.D. HILL: Exactly, and you know what? I'm going to get behind him, too, because I love AC/DC.

GLENN: Real quick tonight any idea ‑‑ is it Clint Eastwood that's going to show up tonight?

E.D. HILL: I did find out this morning who one of the people who had been invited was. Elisabeth Hasselbeck had been invited to come down, and she is not able to. So I'm ‑‑ but that clearly is the area they are going to. So it must be an entertainment type. Folks have said Nancy Reagan. I don't see that. Clint Eastwood, maybe. We'll see. We'll see.

GLENN: Really? This was worth announcing? I mean ‑‑

STU: Wow.

GLENN: I love Elisabeth. She is one of the bravest women on television. I don't know how she does it every day. So I love her. But really? That was the announce ‑‑ that was worth announcing?

E.D. HILL: I don't know that she was the only person, but that was one of the people that they reached out to. So who knows.

PAT: Wow.

E.D. HILL: It could be a parade.

PAT: Big deal. If it was Elisabeth Hasselbeck?

STU: Well, she spoke at the 2004 convention? The one we were ‑‑ whatever one we were at, Glenn, she spoke at I remember.

GLENN: She was good, if I remember.

STU: Yeah, she was good. She was great.

PAT: I mean, I'm sure, but come on. Really? Is that worth the buildup? Not at all.

GLENN: All I want to hear ‑‑

PAT: Not at all.

GLENN: I want Romney to take the stage tonight and knock it out of the park.

STU: Yes, please.

PAT: Yep. He needs to do it.

GLENN: Just fill America with confidence that you can fix this economy.

PAT: Mmm‑hmmm.

GLENN: Because I think he's ‑‑

E.D. HILL: Paul Ryan has set the bar pretty high, though.

PAT: He really did.

GLENN: Oh, I tell you he really did.

PAT: Really did.

GLENN: One of the best speeches.

STU: If he could do 75% of what Ryan did last night, it's going to ‑‑ it's a huge win for Republicans.

GLENN: Huge win. Huge win. Let me tell you something. Joe Biden had to be crappin' his pants black last night. Just crappin' his ‑‑

E.D. HILL: You know, that's exactly what I was thinking. If I were Joe Biden, I would just be crawling under the covers right now.

GLENN: Oh, he ‑‑

E.D. HILL: Because I'd be cringing at the thought of having to debate this guy.

GLENN: Paul Ryan will ‑‑

PAT: Crush him.

GLENN: ‑‑ cream him.

PAT: Crush him.

GLENN: Cream him.

E.D. HILL: I know.

GLENN: And he will do it with respect. That was the best thing about his speech last night. Total respect. Total respect. He looked like a good ‑‑ I can't believe I'm saying this but he looked like a good kid. He looked like a ‑‑

E.D. HILL: Yeah.

GLENN: ‑‑ good guy.

PAT: He's 42 years old.

GLENN: I know, and I hate Hayes guts.

PAT: He's only a little younger than we are.

GLENN: I hate his guts for that, but that's a different story. E. D., thanks a lot. I appreciate it.

E.D. HILL: Thank you.

Glenn Beck: Here's why ALARM BELLS should have gone off when Biden said THIS

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Last week, President Joe Biden said, “Climate change is an emergency, and in the coming weeks, I’m going to use the power I have as president to turn these words into formal, official government actions for the appropriate proclamations, executive orders and regulatory power that the president possesses.”

But Glenn Beck says the only state of emergency that needs to be declared right now is what's going on with our out-of-control federal government and president.

"When you have a president saying he is going to issue an emergency order and declare a national emergency on climate, of all things, you're about to lose your republic," Glenn said on the radio program.

"No matter what party the president is from, when they say any version of 'since Congress won't act, I will,' that should have alarm bells going off," he continued. "When they say, 'If Congress will not act, I will,' that is a direct violation of the president's oath of office."

Glenn argued that most Americans don't realize how weak the office of the president is supposed to be, and it even seems like many on both sides of the political aisle prefer a president who can practically wave a magic wand and change everything.

He went on to explain how the president got so much power (hint: it started with Woodrow Wilson) and why it's clearly dangerous and unconstitutional.

"The Founders put Congress front and center in the Constitution, not the president, and here's why: They had major kingophobia," Glenn said. "They knew that men would try to gather more and more power and consolidate that power, and that was everything they were trying to get away from. So what did they do? Well, they were very cautious when they put together the office of the president, the executive branch. After the Preamble, the very first line of (Article I) says, 'All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.' So all legislative power is granted to Congress ... no legislative power is granted to the president. Now, I know you know this, but I'm not sure about the rest of America: The president cannot make laws."

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The Chinese government offered to spend $100 million on building an "ornate Chinese garden" at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., and the project "thrilled local officials," according to a CNN report.

While anyone with an ounce of common sense could have guessed that there was something sketchy about China's generous offer, it apparently took a deep dive by U.S. counterintelligence officials to raise "numerous red flags."

The FBI "quietly killed the project" after realizing that the park's pagoda would have been strategically placed in the perfect spot for gathering sensitive military and government intelligence. There was also a little problem with the fact that Chinese officials planned to ship project materials in "diplomatic pouches," meaning U.S. Customs officials could not check what was inside.

"Now, what could they possibly bring in?" asked Glenn Beck on the radio program. "The Chinese are purchasing land all over the country ... the FBI uncovered Chinese-made Huawei equipment atop cell towers near a U.S. military base in the rural Midwest. They said that's kind of a problem when they checked with strategic command, because, apparently, it could just block our nuclear communication. And that might also be, maybe, also a problem."

In the video clip below, Glenn goes on to detail the "spooky" red flags they found that suggest China just might have been up to something more sinister than sharing Chinese culture with America's capital city.


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VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit

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The Purple Heart in George Washington's time was not given for being wounded. This award went to ordinary soldiers for doing something of merit—something that would find favor in the eyes of God. Washington knew they couldn't win if they weren't on God's side. And if they were on God's side, God would bless them.

I've been looking for people who deserve a George Washington badge of merit. Many of you have submitted nominations. Thank you for the love, respect, and consideration you have shown in doing so.

From your hundreds of nominations, we have narrowed it down to three finalists. Now, it's up to you to decide who gets this honor.

Here are the candidates:

1. Bill, the Reliable

Bill is a 70 year old man living in the hills of West Virginia. He was nominated by his neighbor, a paraplegic combat veteran, who says, because he likes to stay active, he gets himself into “all kinds of troubles.” Anytime he finds himself in one of these situations, Bill is his first call.

His nominator wrote:

Bill will check on me at least once a day, sometimes twice, and even more if he knows my wife is gone or he hears me tinkering around outside or in the garage… If he hears me banging, grinding, welding, or whatever, he will walk over to see if I am ok, or need any help…all I need to do is make a phone call and Bill comes running to help. Oftentimes, he hears me coming, and is in the driveway or field waiting on me before I even get the chance to call.

Bill tends to his neighbors’ farm free of charge, and even lets his neighbors’ cattle graze on his property. If Bill hears his neighbor mowing the grass, he gets right out there on his mower to help him. He even walks his neighbor's 11-year-old dog on the mile hike to pick up the mail for him. His nominator said he can always count on Bill for anything he needs. All of this while having a family of his own to care for, and being 70 years old himself.

His nominator said:

Bill is a living example of what I believe Jesus intended when He said "You should Love your Neighbor as yourself!"

'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:34)

2. Heather, the Selfless

Heather was nominated for her service to the homeless community of Anchorage, Alaska. Her nominator described her, saying:

She knows hundreds of the homeless by name, and knows their stories too, and they love her. She has invited them into her home, clothed them, fed them, lovingly washed maggots out of their hair, de-escalated fights and disarmed them. She plans sober outings with them to encourage them to stop drinking, and celebrates with them when they do.

Heather has even sustained injuries from the people she serves, yet she forgives and loves anyway. Heather has a heart for the people that most forget about. Her nominator wrote:

While the rest of us only see a brief mention in the news of a body found, or the number of homeless that didn't survive the dip in temperatures, she worries for them on cold nights, and grieves for them when they pass away. … She walks this life like Jesus more than anyone I have ever know.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40)

3. Conley, The Good

Conley is an eleven year old boy from North Carolina.

His father describes him as "the most intelligent, trustworthy, reliable, kind hearted, and remarkable 11-year-old I know.”

Conley holds doors open for everyone, and makes sure to say “ma’am,” “sir,” “please,” and “thank you.” At his Little League game, one of his teammates hit a line drive, and the ball hit a player on the opposite team right in the chest. The umpires, coaches, and Conley all instinctively ran over to him to help. He’s become a fan favorite at the ballpark.

At home, his Dad says:

We can ask him to do something, and with little to no grumbling at all he does it. He takes the dog out, he takes the trash out, he carries the mail up to my dad's house next door, he helps me outside, he helps his mom cook, and helps with the garden.

But most importantly, in his Dad’s view, is that he takes care of his little brother.

Jamie (his little brother) can call for him, and Conley will stop whatever he's doing to go help him. Conley fixes lunch everyday for Jamie, then fixes his own lunch. Conley changed Jamie's diapers when he was still wearing diapers.

On top of all that, Conley loves U.S. history, and knows that all of his blessings come from God. We can only pray the next generation is made up of kids like Conley.

Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right. (Proverbs 20:11)

Who do you think deserves a badge of merit? Cast your vote below:

Under the authority of California's infamous Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and Secretary for Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld, California's Water Boards will not only require owners of private wells to report every drop of water they extract from their own property, but they will also charge the property owners for the privilege of doing so, according to a recent California Globe report.

An unnamed source told the Globe that Natalie Stork, a state water control official, "quietly" delivered a shocking letter to private well owners, which reads, “Landowners whose property is within an unmanaged area and contains an operating groundwater extraction well must report the volume of groundwater extracted from the well. The groundwater extraction volume must be reported as a monthly total. In addition to pumping volumes, reports must include the location of the well and the place and purpose of use of the groundwater."

The letter goes on to inform the property owners of a list of "filing fees" that they will be required to pay to the government for the water they are required to report to the government.

"What a great racket! The government provides no service, no support, no product, doesn’t even do the billing! That’s all on citizens. All [the government does] is cash the check," the unnamed source told the Globe.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down some of the extreme actions the left is now taking in the name of combating climate change, including California's shocking new "Sustainable Groundwater Management Act" as well as Canada's insane new regulations on fertilizers.

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