That time William Shatner got into it with Glenn over climate change, overpopulation

Maybe William Shatner should stick to going where “no man has gone before” in space versus climate change. This morning on radio, Glenn played snippets of an old interview he had with Shatner, where they discussed overpopulation and the capability of Earth to sustain our constantly growing population. Did all the imaginary space exploration in Star Trek fog up his head?

"I buy that the world is falling apart," Shatner said back in 2008. "In every way. The main cause of it is overpopulation. Not the main. The cause of the world`s destruction is there are too many people...There are too many stupid and intelligent people. They`re so close together you can`t tell them apart. They`re pressed together, defecating into the ocean, and it`s all -- it`s just too much. The planet can`t take it."

"You`re trembling on the edge of toxic food and toxic air and toxic water all the time," he continued. "I`m in the area of losing faith that there`s anything we can do about it, because people continue to propagate."

At the time, Shatner criticized the government for not legislating 35 miles a gallon for gas in 2020. "A guy showed me an engine, he poured Coca-Cola into it, and it ran on Coca-Cola. I don`t know about that. All I do know is that it is well within the technology of today to get 75 miles a gallon. Why is the government legislating 35 miles a gallon 12 years from now when we`re in a crisis now?"

Watch the interview from way back in 2008 - which has a whole new meaning given the NYT's debunking of overpopulation doom and gloom prophecies of the 1970s:

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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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