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.”

'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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