Republicans lose debt ceiling debate… but Mitch McConnell got $2 billion for KY!

Needless to say, a lot of people aren’t trilled with the “deal” the Republicans in Congress agreed to. Basically, the Senate plan that was later approved by the House, kicks the can down the road and does not give the GOP a victory on much of anything… Except, of course, for the $2 billion Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured for his home state.

“Okay. Now, a lot of people are saying the GOP didn't get anything out of this deal. But you are wrong. Dead wrong,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Mitch McConnell got $2 billion. Yeah!  I have been saying, ‘Let's put the whole thing on the line for Mitch McConnell's reelection.’ I've been saying, ‘If we can just get a bribe for the state of Kentucky of $2 billion, I'd be set.’"

TheBlaze reports:

Included in the McConnell-Reid bill that would end the government shutdown, fund Obamacare and lift the debt ceiling, is apparently a roughly $2 billion increase in the authorization for the Olmsted Lock and Dam project in Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state.

However, there appears to be more to the story.

The alleged earmark package is being referred to as the “Kentucky Kickback” by the Senate Conservatives Fund as McConnell’s political opponents claim the dollars helped seal his support for the final McConnell-Reid bill. A spokesman for McConnell has flatly denied the claim.

Sen. McConnell’s office is insistent that they had nothing to do with package. Instead, it appears as though it was Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) who officially requested the provision be added.

“Now, you know what Mitch is saying here is, ‘I didn't have anything to do with that.’ You know what? He didn't. He didn't. It was Lamar Alexander. And that's how worthless Mitch McConnell is. He couldn't even get a works project done for his own state. He had to leave it to Lamar Alexander. And Lamar Alexander didn't even do it. You know who really did it,” Glenn asked. “Dianne Feinstein… Of course she's the one who did that. There was no deal going on here. Mitch McConnell didn't do anything. Mitch McConnell, come on! It was Tennessee. It was Lamar Alexander… He did not write in a $2 billion bribe for the citizens of Kentucky saying ‘Elect me because look what I can do.’ He did not do that.”

As TheBlaze reports, Sen. McConnell’s critics are skeptical that he had absolutely no say in the matter, as he is both the minority leader in the U.S. Senate and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“McConnell may try to blame someone else for this, but he wrote the bill and it’s not the first time he has sought funds for this project. He also requested $100 million for it in 2010,” the Senate Conservative Fund claims. “This is what’s wrong with Washington and it’s what’s wrong with Mitch McConnell.”

“He didn't work behind the scenes on this. He didn't have anything to do with it,” Glenn said sarcastically. “He was right there with the American people on ‘I want everybody. I don't want just special interests. I want everybody to have the right deal. I want everybody to not have to pay for fines or have their insurance so far out of whack that they won't be able to keep their doors open for their businesses.’ No. No. No.”

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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