Fraud: Gore takes $100m in oil money in Current TV sale to al Jazeera

More details on TheBlaze's efforts to purchase Current TV were revealed in the opening moments of the radio show. Details HERE

In a stunning development yesterday Al Gore sold his TV network, Current, to Osama bin Laden mouthpiece Al Jazeera. TheBlaze TV actually inquired when Current went up for sale but were rejected by Gore because he wanted to sell Current to someone ‘aligned’ with his values. Naturally Gore felt totally comfortable with the terror tape network that is Al Jazeera.

"I want to talk about Al Gore here for a second, a guy who was 537 votes away from being the president of the United States during September 11th, has just sold Current TV to Al‑Jazeera. And I want to quote directly from the Wall Street Journal story. 'Mr. Hyatt' ‑‑ that's Al Gore's partner ‑‑ 'agreed to sell Al‑Jazeera in part because, quote, Al‑Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current, including to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard and to speak truth to power'," Glenn said.

"Al‑Jazeera is speaking truth to the American power and their truth is Osama Bin Laden's truth, is the Muslim Brotherhood's truth. Really? Other suitors who didn't share Current's ideology were rebuffed," he continued.

"So listen to that. If you didn't share their ideology which they said Al‑Jazeera does, they wouldn't even listen to you," Glenn said. "We didn't align with them, but Al‑Jazeera did."

Glenn verified that the quote in the Wall Street Journal was accurate.

Pat and the rest of the radio crew emphasized that Gore was 537 votes away from becoming President in 2001, one of the darkest times in America's  history, and yet "he's aligned apparently with the people who are spewing anti‑American propaganda" for over a decade.

Glenn was also shocked that Gore, who became an evangelist for global warming after leaving office, could sell his network to Qatar. The state, which owns Al-Jazeera, derives most of its wealth from oil and natural gas.

"The guy, the guy is so, let me be kind, enigmatic that he can be the (vice) president of the United States and yet align himself with Al‑Jazeera, that he can say 'Global warming, it's, we're tired of waiting, we're tired of these big companies, we're tired of the lies, we're tired of this industry' and then he can sell his cable channel to an oil‑rich country that their money ‑ how did the government of Qatar afford the $500 million?  How did they do that?  Oil, what he is going against, that's the money ‑ he has blood money.  If you believe in global warming the way he does and that it is imperative that it stops now, he has just taken blood money."

"You would think that he has no principles," he added.

But the worse thing, in Glenn's opinion, was the fact that just a decade ago Al-Jazeera was clearly seen as anti-American and a mouthpiece for Al Queda.

" If you were listening to this broadcast February 1st, 2002, I was saying something very similar to this: The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Daniel Pearl has been killed.  He was beheaded by Islamic extremists.  Because of this and everything else that's going on, Super Bowl security has been stepped up, this according to ABC News.  Security measure for Sunday's Super Bowl has been with the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots.  So unusual and so extraordinary that even the players are having a hard time getting around New Orleans this year.  Also, an interview in which Osama Bin Laden justifies the killing of innocent people in the World Trade Center just a few months ago warns the West that it is facing an unbearable hell.  This was suppressed by the Arab language satellite broadcaster Al‑Jazeera, according to executives at the U.S. news channel CNN.  An hour‑long interview in which Al‑Jazeera leader says freedom and human rights in America are doomed was recorded by Al‑Jazeera in October but not released according to CNN."

Glenn added a line to the news of 2002 to show how much can change, saying, "Oh, and one final piece of news:  Al Gore has just sold his Current network to Al‑Jazeera.  Mr. Hyatt said they agreed to sell Al‑Jazeera in part because Al‑Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current, end quote."

"Do you see the drift?  Most people will say, no big deal.  Al‑Jazeera, what difference does it make?  It's Al Gore, blah, blah‑blah.  Put it into the context of what you've always known to be true.  Put it into the context in an interview with Osama Bin Laden justified the killing of those in the World Trade Center, justified the killing and said America is facing an unbearable hell that freedom and human rights in America are doomed, and Al‑Jazeera had it and did not report I.  They recorded it!  How did they even get their cameras there?  They recorded the interview a ‑‑ I'm sorry, a few weeks after September 11th.  They were granted access to the number one target in the world.  Remember this is when Germany and England and everybody in the entire world was still holding hands with America, and Al‑Jazeera was granted access on this ruthless killer, they recorded his words and then refused to release them.  And CNN had to come in and say Al‑Jazeera is out of control and an enemy of the state.  That is who Al‑Jazeera is.  And remember Hyatt's words, the partner of Al Gore yesterday, in today's Wall Street Journal:  Hyatt said they agreed to Al‑Jazeera in part because, quote, Al‑Jazeera was founded with the same principles we had for Current, end quote."

"Maybe it's time somebody wakes up," Glenn said.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.