Stuart Varney goes off on the "gross hypocrisy" of Al Gore

One of Glenn's favorite cable news commentators had a few strong words for Al Gore earlier today. Stuart Varney found the decision the former Vice President to avoid the coming tax increase by rushing the sale of Current before the end of the year to be nothing short of "gross hypocrisy".

Varney, a man who left England for America to escape to rise in socialism, is clearly less than pleased with the current direction of America. He's even less pleased when the individuals pushing us further and further down this road doing everything they can to avoid the repercussions of their policies.

Yesterday, along with the news of Gore selling Current to Al Jazeera and reaping a $100 million dollar payday in the process, was another detail about the deal. Al "pay your fair share" Gore rushed the deal so that it would be finalized before the end of 2012 in an effort to avoid to coming tax increase on the wealthy.

So while Gore preaches things like this...

"The single most popular proposal we had was to reduce taxes on working people and lift the higher rate.  Let's give an incentive to work and let's ask the most fortunate in our society, including me and you to do our fair share. And we ought to do that again."

…his actions speak a little louder.

Here's Varney's epic reaction:

"They ought to do their fair share.  Well, as it turns out, the liberal multimillionaire mogul tried to push to complete a deal to sell his Current TV channel to Al‑Jazeera before any of the new tax hikes would affect his big payday. So sir, let's get this straight.  Al Gore wanted to unload Current television during the George Bush era tax rates before the Obama tax rates that harken back to the Clinton/Gore tax rates went into effect. 

I don't want to spoil the mood on the couch but you know, let's call it for what it is.  That is gross hypocrisy.  Here's Al Gore extremely wealthy, ultra leftist.  He's scrambling to book a profit on the sale of his TV network last year, when the tax rates are low.  He will do anything to avoid selling it this year, as exactly that's what happened, when he has to pay a higher tax rate.  That is hypocrisy."

Stuart Varney went on to say:

"How do you feel about guys who say, hey, you, you've got to pay more money in tax.  I think it's a good thing.  We should all share the sacrifice.  Oh, but I, I will do my utmost to avoid the tax that I'm forcing on you."

But that's not all he was upset about. Varney continued his brutal takedown of Gore onto the issue of to whom he sold his television network.

"Al Gore sells this Current TV to Al‑Jazeera, which is owned by the oil sheikdom of Qatar, right?  So 'Big Al' who hates Big Oil is actually making a ton of money by selling it to Big Oil.  Is that not ‑‑ is that not hypocrisy?"

One of the other commentators Varney was speaking with noted the other interesting note about the deal with Al Jazeera — Gore had other options, like TheBlaze.

"Al says to Glenn Beck — Glenn Beck wants to buy this TV network — So Al says, 'no, we're very sensitive to the networks not aligned with our point of view.'  In other words, get lost, Glenn Beck.  But okay, Big Oil, the sheikdom of Qatar."

And the biggest disgrace of that situation to Varney is, of course, that Gore is a former Vice President of the Unite States of America who just sold is news network to an anti-American news channel called Al-Jazeera.

Watch the exchange here:

"Isn't that incredible — those three points?" Glenn asked after hearing the audio.

He added that it's amazing no one has really gone after Gore for his hypocrisy all of these years. Glenn remembered how Gore was the darling of the media during his time at CNN.

"Everyone loved him because he was Mr. Global Warming," Glenn recalled.

Somehow the former Vice President has managed to win an Academy Award, the Nobel Peace Prize, a Grammy — just about every possible award you can imagine.

"He's a total joke," Glenn remarked. He recalled meeting The Simpson's Harry Shearer.

"He's brilliant, very funny.  But very, very left," Glenn described him. "We don't have any of the same views. I shouldn't say that — I bet we would surprise each other on how many decency points we have in common.  But politically speaking, we don't share a lot in common."

While attending one of Gore's 'Live Earth' speaking events, Shearer woke up to what a fraud Gore really is.

"He said, 'I was standing there on this huge platform with all of these trucks and these jets flying into it and everything else,' and he said, 'It dawned on me sitting backstage, I'm like, this is bogus. This is bogus. If these people believed any of this, we wouldn't be doing any of this.' And I mean, he was honest about it.  I mean, at least people like Harry Shearer, you know, is honest about it."

Well, Harry Shearer may be honest, but one thing's for sure, Al Gore doesn't have an honest bone in him.

A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.