Glenn's Prep Notes 12/3/2012

Every morning, Glenn's producers put together stories and research for Glenn to review before he discusses the plan for the radio and television shows. Below, you can see the stories that the producers put together for him this morning. Some of these stories will end up on radio and television, some will not - but now you can get more insight into what shapes Glenn's show each and every day:

#1 Abbas 'Victory Speech': Jerusalem 'Eternal Capital of Palestine'

#2 PA president vows to pursue efforts to end the split between Gaza, West Bank, dedicates UN "victory" to late PA president Arafat.

#3 Obama punts to Congress over repercussions for UN Palestine vote

#4 NYC's famous Stage Deli closes, owner cites rent

#5 Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W

#6 USDA: Meat, Poultry Prices to Rise Even Higher in 2013 -- Thanks to Drought

#7 Egypt’s Top Court Has Suspended All Its Work Indefinitely Due to ‘Psychological…Pressures’ From Islamist Protests

#8 Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto assumes presidency amid protests

#9 Hillary Clinton: Israel has ‘lack of generosity … lack of empathy’ for Palestinians

#10 Muslim Brotherhood ‘paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt’ as thousands of demonstrators pour on to the streets

#11 Atheist victory in California as surf city loses its nativity display

#12 Bahrain police deploy teargas at anti-Kim Kardashian protest

#13 Saying No to College

#14 MSNBC: Those of us in ‘nerd land’ think Obama is ‘channeling the Godfather’

#15 New fish species named for Obama

#16 Taliban suicide bombers attack US-Afghan air base in Afghanistan

#17 Democrats, Republicans Diverge on Capitalism, Federal Gov't

#18 Teachers Flock to Northwestern University for 'Marxist Conference'

#19 City: Give Us Your Guns, Get A Free Flu Shot - And A Wegman's Gift Card

#20 The Chart That Keeps Ben Bernanke Up At Night

#21 Is This Why Americans Have Lost The Drive To "Earn" More

#22 We Have Reached a Major Turning Point in Central Bank Intervention

# 23 UK doctor testifies that under socialized medicine, sick babies are sent home to die

#24 UK Doctor Admits To Starving Babies To Death, Using ‘End-Of-Life’ Care

From Mercury One's Soapbox

Q: “Who is the Vice President of the United States?” Actual Answer: “Bin Laden?” A group called “Lunch Scholars” showed just how ignorant American students are by asking simple questions such as, “Can you name one Democratic candidate in the 2012 presidential campaign?” “In what war did the US gain its independence?” and “Can you name all the countries that border the United States?” What is more shocking than the simplicity of these questions is the number of students that simply didn’t know the answers. What are kids being taught in schools if they can’t answer these questions?

 

Zombies Aren’t Exactly What You Should Be Preparing for, But If It Gets You Prepared… The Second Amendment Foundation has found that fears of a Zombie Apocalypse are actually in part driving increased gun sales. Gun and ammo manufacturers are taking advantage of this trend and releasing zombie targets and special “zombie cartridges” for shotguns. Protecting yourself against zombies is ok, but what about the original reason for American gun ownership, protecting yourself against an out of control government?

Another Government Program to Save the Environment Turns Out to Be Bad For Engines. The AAA has come out against the EPA mandated ethanol blend called E15. They claim that only 12 million cars on the road today are built with the ethanol fuel in mind and its use in any of the almost 230 million other cars and trucks on the road can damage the engine and even void the manufacturer’s warranty. So unless you are driving a 2012 or 2013 General Motors vehicle, a 2013 Ford or a Porsche made after 2001, check that the gasoline you are pumping isn’t E15.

Implementing the “For the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve” Policy. Just before the presidential election last month, Valerie Jarrett essentially said if you aren’t with us you’re against us, and if you are against us we will come after you. It looks like that wasn’t just an empty threat, as the Department of Health and Human Services has released a new set of rules that includes a 3.5% premium tax on any state that refuses to set up a state insurance exchange and instead opts for the federal exchange. The number of states currently opting for the federal exchange sits at 17, with Arizona deciding against a state exchange last week.

There is Always an Open Desk. Returning God to the Classroom. Those who would keep God kept from schools cite the first amendment and the “separation of church and state” as their legal ground. In doing so they show their ignorance to both history and to our founding documents. The first amendment simply states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” and the line “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in our founding documents, only in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury, CT Baptist congregation. Until 1962, prayer in school and even Bible classes were common, and perhaps the downward spiral that the US has seen since the 60’s is not merely a coincidence.

One State Incentivizes Single Motherhood at the Poverty Line. If you are a single mother in Pennsylvania it actually makes more financial sense to make less money, because in the long run you will make more. A single mom earning $69,000, a respectable wage, only takes home $57,045 in net income and benefits. A single mom living just over the federal poverty line at $29,000 per year (the poverty line is 23,050 for a mother and 3 children) actually will take home $57,327, that’s almost $300 more than the woman making over double her wages. To make matters worse, if that mother got a $1,000 raise (usually a good thing), she would loose up to $7,000 in benefits. Looks like the birthplace of liberty is keeping people in poverty.

What Does the UN’s Palestine Vote Actually Mean? There are more implications to the UN General Assembly’s vote to grant statehood to the Palestinian territory than a new nation being carved into a volatile area. It means that the UN would be violating it’s own charter in overruling a Security Council resolution with a General Assembly vote. It also means that a two state solution will become rule of law, something that many of the nations who voted for Palestine’s statehood do not agree with, as they do not recognize Israel’s existence. While there might legally be two states in the eyes of the UN, that is not going to stop those in Gaza and the West Bank from shelling and raining down mortars on Israel.

The Federal Government has Borrowed More Since 2009 than it did from 1789-2001. From the day George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States until five months into George W. Bush’s first presidential term, the United States accumulated $5,693,220,327,798.14 in national debt. Since President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, the accumulated national debt stands at $5,696,206,400,691.90. And to top it off, Tim Geithner, the Secretary of the Treasury suggested it is time to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling without an act of Congress.

 

In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

Watch the video be low to get Glenn's take on the final debate before the November 3 election:


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