Texas oil production at highest levels since 1984

In the wake of President Obama’s speech about climate change and new energy alternatives, new reporters show that oil production in Texas has soared in recent years. In March, Texas oil production was at its highest level since 1984 – more than 74 million barrels of crude oil were extracted. Perhaps most impressive, if Texas were a country, it would be one of the 15 largest oil producers in the world.

“I like to see Texas pumping oil. And that's what they do and that's what they are doing right now,” Pat said on radio this morning. “In fact, Texas right now is pumping more oil than many OPEC oil countries. It has soared to the point now where it's reached its highest level in Texas since 1984… We've doubled our output in the last three years, putting it in the ranks of OPEC heavy hitters like Venezuela, Kuwait and Nigeria. That's really something.”

A graph from Fuel Fix shows just how substantial this growth has been:

“I mean it's been a constant fall for the past 30 years and then almost a direct line straight up over the past few,” Stu explained. “And that's because of a couple of big oil discoveries they've had in Texas… A lot of the changes during the Bush administration led to this. So all the stuff that gets bashed and Bush gets wrecked on rightfully so, you give him credit for this. We are now up to providing about 83% of our own energy. We are producing about 83% of our consumption, which is pretty good.”

The 83% figure is especially impressive when you consider that the U.S was producing less than 70% of its own energy as recently as a decade ago.

“And when we talk about energy independence, we're not that far away from it,” Stu said. “And when you factor in Canada and Mexico, we really could get there if we actually gave a crap about it… North American independence.”

“We could absolutely be off of all Middle Eastern oil including Saudi Arabia,” Pat continued. “Wouldn't that be nice if it was just all North America?”

It is important to note that this increased oil production has occurred during a time when we have also seen lower emission rates, which, in theory, makes this a win-win for everyone.

“And, by the way, this whole process has gone on while we're lowering our emissions,” Stu said. “The reason we're lowering our emissions is because of fossil fuels. We're using more natural gas instead of, you know, other things like coal and oil and that's lowering our emissions. So in this energy boom, where we're producing more of our energy and much of it coming from fossil fuels, we're actually lowering our emissions without a cap and trade bill, without any of these other, you know, laws that, you know, the president wants to pass, we're doing all these things that the environmentalists should adore, yet of course they still just call fossil fuels evil.”

“They won't be happy until, until the gas prices are similar to what they are in Europe and until it costs us triple the cost it does now to heat our homes in the wintertime,” Pat concluded. “That's when they'll be happy. And that's, you know, that's when we'll be like any other third world nation in the planet.”

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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