DOD signs contract for "green" jet fuel: Only…$59 per gallon?

Not everyone is feeling the pangs of the sequestration. It appears the DOD has enough extra cash lying around to pay nearly 16x the price of conventional jet fuel for "green" jet fuel.

TheBlaze.com is reporting that the military has just signed a contract with renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo.

"The renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo in its first quarter investor relations report stated that it signed a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to supply 3,650 gallons of renewable jet fuel.

The order, worth $215,350 total ($59/gallon), is set to be delivered by 2013′s second quarter and has the option to be increased to 12,500 gallons, which would cost up to $737,500.

Gevo calls this an “initial testing phase.”

Under other contracts, the company already supplies renewable jet fuel for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

As the Washington Examiner pointed out, DLA set conventional JP-8 jet fuel as costing $3.78 per gallon at FY 2013 rates."

"So we can't do the White House tours.  We have suspended important activities in the military.  We've curtailed training and we've furloughed civilian personnel... but we haven't stopped the green fuel program at $59 a gallon." Pat said.

After doing the math, Stu pointed out that the convention jet fuel would cost $60,000, as opposed to $956,852.

"Is there one other country on Earth that would pay $59 a gallon for jet fuel when they were paying $3.73?" Pat asked.  "I mean, there's nobody that stupid."

Nope. Just us, Pat.

"This absolutely has to go into the record because nobody would believe this," Glenn said. "Nobody would believe this.  And in 25 years from now, our kids will look at us and say, 'What the hell was wrong with you?'."

"I hope they do," Pat responded. "I hope they haven't been so reconditioned and trained that they think all this was a good thing."

Pat noted that it would be one thing if the price went up a couple of dollars — from $3.25 to maybe $5. If you really thought you were doing something that would help "save the planet," maybe you would pay a little more.

"At $10, I wouldn't do it," Glenn said drawing his line in the sand.

"Yeah, exactly.  I mean, when you look at this, first of all, you don't take these chances with the military.  The military is the last place you would implement a new technology like this that's supposed to save a few dollars for whatever.  But when you look at where emissions come from, it's not planes.  It's large industrial power plants.  The entire transportation sector is only about one fifth of our emissions," Stu explained. "So even if you turned off all the planes, all the cars and everything, you'd only save 20% and, you know, emissions grow about 3% a year anyway."

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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