Blast From Obama's Past at Gun Town Hall

An unlikely character was paraded out Thursday night at CNN's Town Hall on gun control.

Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the town hall featured both gun rights and gun control advocates---including the controversial Fr. Michael Pfleger, the radical Chicago priest from Obama's Jeremiah Wright days.

Father Pfleger was markedly composed during the town hall, but his comments remained rife with radical ideas.

"The reality is that I don't understand why we can't title guns just like cars," said Pfleger.

Naturally, a little thing like the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution means nothing to him.

The radical priest typically displays a more ginned up persona in the pulpit or in front of the media. In case you've forgotten some of Pfleger's more flagrant comments, here are a couple of reminders:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: I was pretty amazed and impressed that Taya Kyle was there and some of the other people that were there in the audience of this town hall meeting. I did not expect that. But I was absolutely astounded, astounded that the president, on his side, welcomed Michael Pfleger.

PAT: Nutjob. Absolute nutjob.

GLENN: Complete nutjob.

PAT: I don't know if people remember because it's probably been seven or eight years. It's been almost eight years. He was around the time of Jeremiah Wright. He would come in and guest speak at Jeremiah Wright's -- they were fast friends. He's another one of those psychos from Chicago, just out of their mind. He's a Catholic priest, but I don't see any Catholicism in him.

GLENN: No, I believe the church has asked him to shut up and sit down.

PAT: Stop? Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised.

STU: They asked him to leave at one point, didn't they?

GLENN: Yeah, they were like, "You're crazy. So shut up."

But Michael Pfleger is the guy -- if I'm not mistaken, he's the guy that when Jeremiah Wright was exposed, he was like, "I'm not with Jeremiah Wright." And it was Pfleger that he said was his spiritual adviser. And Pfleger would go to the White House or call him and pray with him and give him spiritual advice.

PAT: Where did Wallace fit in there then?

GLENN: Jim Wallace?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah, Jim Wallace was in there too.

STU: Yeah, Pfleger was in that series of characters that surrounded Obama in that Jeremiah Wright --

PAT: Look at the radicals with this guy. It's just --

STU: And listen to him speak. I mean, he's --

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: Okay. So let's listen to him a little bit. Do you have last night --

PAT: Oh, this is going to fill you with the Spirit.

STU: Oh, really?

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: This is not from last night.

PAT: No, this is from several years ago.

GLENN: Yeah, so this is one of the president's spiritual advisers and one of the people that he felt was qualified to help him make his case against guns.

PAT: Be prepared to almost be lifted up here and just weep, like a 3-year-old girl.

MICHAEL: -- honest enough to address the one who says, "Don't hold me responsible for what my ancestors did."

CROWD: Yes! Yes!

MICHAEL: But you have enjoyed the benefits of what your ancestors did, and unless you are ready to give up the benefits, throw away your 401 fund, throw away your trust fund, throw away all the money that's been put away in the company you walked into because your daddy and your granddaddy and your great -- unless you're willing to give up the benefits, then you must be responsible for what was done in your generation because you are the beneficiaries of this insurance policy!

PAT: Crazy, man. He's crazy. That is crazy.

GLENN: Amen. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

STU: Talking about reparations.

PAT: Yeah.

MICHAEL: -- if you're honest enough (breathing), to expose white entitlement.

VOICE: Entitlement!

PAT: The guy is white, by the way.

MICHAEL: The supremacy, wherever it raises its heads.

JEFFY: Does he identify as white?

PAT: I don't know.

STU: That's a good point. I don't know.

MICHAEL: I said before, I really don't want to make this political because you know I'm very unpolitical.

(applause)

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

MICHAEL: But when Hillary was crying and people said that was put on, I really don't believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought, "This is mine."

(applauding)

(laughter)

MICHAEL: I'm Bill's wife. I'm white. And this is mine. I just got to get up and step into the plate.

PAT: Remember how anti-white he was? I mean, he can't even breathe, he was so --

GLENN: I know. Yeah, he was so -- he reminds me of another piece of audio. If you remember somebody else ranting and -- (heavy breathing)

(laughter)

VOICE: (heavy breathing) You don't care.

GLENN: Mel Gibson.

STU: Yeah, one of Mel Gibson's crazy phone calls. Another off-the-reservation Catholic.

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: You know, those two have a lot in common. I think the Pope would go, "Yeah, these guy are not really with us."

STU: I didn't feel the love. And it did seem like -- was he on a treadmill during the --

PAT: No, he wasn't. No.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Okay. So we had Taya Kyle on our side and the rape victim. To help bolster the president's argument, he goes to Michael Pfleger. And these are the same guys that say because you are Christian, you're clinging to your God and your guns. Because you're a conservative, you're clinging to your God and your guns. This is his spiritual adviser. Wow.

PAT: I mean, you forget sometimes how many radicals he was surrounded by because --

JEFFY: Was?

PAT: And still is. And still is.

GLENN: Is.

Featured Image: US President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting with CNN's Anderson Cooper on reducing gun violence at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on January 7, 2016. Obama announced limited measures two days ago to tackle rampant US gun violence and called on Americans to punish lawmakers who oppose more meaningful reforms. (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

5 SURPRISING ways space tech is used in your daily life

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Is your vacuum cleaner from SPACE?

This week, Glenn is discussing his recent purchase of a Sputnik satellite, which has got many of us thinking about space and space technology. More specifically, we've been wondering how technology initially designed for use outside Earth's atmosphere impacted our lives down here on terra firma. The U.S. spent approximately $30 billion ($110 billion in today's money) between the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957 and the Moon Landing in 1969. What do we have to show for it besides some moon rocks?

As it turns out, a LOT of tech originally developed for space missions has made its way into products that most people use every day. From memory foam to cordless vacuums here are 5 pieces of space tech that you use every day:

Cellphone camera

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Have you ever seen a photograph of an early camera, the big ones with the tripod and curtain, and wondered how we went from that to the tiny little cameras that fit inside your cellphone? Thank NASA for that brilliant innovation. When you are launching a spaceship or satellite out of the atmosphere, the space onboard comes at a premium. In order to make more room for other equipment, NASA wanted smaller, lighter cameras without compromising image quality, and the innovations made to accomplish this goal paved the way for the cameras in your phone.

Cordless vacuums and power tools

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When exploring the moon, NASA wanted astronauts to use a drill to collect samples from the lunar surface. The problem: the moon has a severe lack of electrical outlets to power the drills. NASA tasked Black & Decker with developing a battery-powered motor powerful enough to take chunks out of the moon. The resulting motor was later adapted to power cordless power tools and vacuums in households across America.

Infrared ear thermometer

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What do distant stars and planets have in common with your eardrum? Both have their temperature read by the same infrared technology. The thermometers that can be found in medicine cabinets and doctors' offices across the world can trace their origins back to the astronomers at NASA who came up with the idea to measure the temperature of distant objects by the infrared light they emit.

Grooved pavement

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This one may seem obvious, but sometimes you need a massively complicated problem to come up with simple solutions. During the Space Shuttle program, NASA had a big problem: hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is dangerous enough when you are going 70 miles an hour in your car, but when you're talking about a Space Shuttle landing at about 215 miles per hour, it's an entirely different animal. So what was NASA's space-age solution? Cutting grooves in the pavement to quickly divert water off the runway, a practice now common on many highways across the world.

Memory foam

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If you've ever slept on a memory foam mattress, it probably won't come as a shock to find out that the foam was created to cushion falls from orbit. Charles Yotes was an astronautical engineer who is credited with the invention of memory foam. Yotes developed the technology for the foam while working on the recovery system for the Apollo command module. The foam was originally designed to help cushion the astronauts and their equipment during their descent from space. Now, the space foam is used to create some of the most comfortable mattresses on Earth. Far out.

5 most HORRIFIC practices condoned by WPATH

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Whatever you know about the "trans movement" is only the tip of the iceberg.

In a recent Glenn TV special, Glenn delved into Michael Schellenberger's "WPATH files," a collection of leaked internal communications from within the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Glenn's research team got their hands on the WPATH files and compiled the highlights in Glenn's exclusive PDF guide which can be downloaded here. These documents reveal the appalling "standards" created and upheld by WPATH, which appear to be designed to allow radical progressive surgeons to perform bizarre, experimental, and mutilating surgeries on the dime of insurance companies rather than to protect the health and well-being of their patients. These disturbing procedures are justified in the name of "gender-affirming care" and are defended zealously as "life-saving" by the dogmatic surgeons who perform them.

The communications leaked by Schellenberger reveal one horrific procedure after another committed in the name of and defended by radical gender ideology and WPATH fanatics. Here are five of the most horrifying practices condoned by WPATH members:

1.Trans surgeries on minors as young as 14

One particular conversation was initiated by a doctor asking for advice on performing irreversible male-to-female surgery on a 14-year-old boy's genitals. WPATH doctors chimed in encouraging the surgery. One doctor, Dr. McGinn, confessed that he had performed 20 such surgeries on minors over the last 17 years!

2.Amputation of healthy, normal limbs

BIID, or Body Integrity Identity Disorder, is an “extremely rare phenomenon of persons who desire the amputation of one or more healthy limbs or who desire a paralysis.” As you might suspect, some WPATH members are in favor of enabling this destructive behavior. One WPATH commenter suggested that people suffering from BIID received "hostile" treatment from the medical community, many of whom would recommend psychiatric care over amputation. Apparently, telling people not to chop off perfectly healthy limbs is now considered "violence."

3.Trans surgeries on patients with severe mental illnesses

WPATH claims to operate off of a principle known as "informed consent," which requires doctors to inform patients of the risks associated with a procedure. It also requires patients be in a clear state of mind to comprehend those risks. However, this rule is taken very lightly among many WPATH members. When one of the so-called "gender experts" asked about the ethicality of giving hormones to a patient already diagnosed with several major mental illnesses, they were met with a tidal wave of backlash from their "enlightened" colleges.

4.Non-standard procedures, such as “nullification” and other experimental, abominable surgeries

If you have never heard of "nullification" until now, consider yourself lucky. Nullification is the removal of all genitals, intending to create a sort of genderless person, or a eunuch. But that's just the beginning. Some WPATH doctors admitted in these chatlogs that they weren't afraid to get... creative. They seemed willing to create "custom" genitals for these people that combine elements of the two natural options.

5.Experimental, untested, un-researched, use of carcinogenic drugs 

Finasteride is a drug used to treat BPH, a prostate condition, and is known to increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer as well as breast cancer. Why is this relevant? When a WPATH doctor asked if anyone had used Finasteride "to prevent bottom growth," which refers to the healthy development of genitals during puberty. The answer from the community was, "That's a neat idea, someone should give it a go."

If your state isn’t on this list, it begs the question... why?

The 2020 election exposed a wide range of questionable practices, much of which Glenn covered in a recent TV special. A particularly sinister practice is the use of private money to fund the election. This money came from a slew of partisan private sources, including Mark Zuckerberg, entailed a host of caveats and conditions and were targeted at big city election offices— predominantly democratic areas. The intention is clear: this private money was being used to target Democrat voters and to facilitate their election process over their Republican counterparts.

The use of private funds poses a major flaw in the integrity of our election, one which many states recognized and corrected after the 2020 election. This begs the question: why haven't all states banned private funding in elections? Why do they need private funding? Why don't they care about the strings attached?

Below is the list of all 28 states that have banned private funding in elections. If you don't see your state on this list, it's time to call your state's election board and demand reform.

Alabama

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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Florida

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Georgia

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Idaho

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Texas

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Utah

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Virginia

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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POLL: Was Malaysia Flight 370 taken by a WORMHOLE?

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It's hard to know what's real and what's fake anymore.

With the insanity that seems to grow every day, it is becoming more and more difficult to tell what's true and what's not, what to believe, and what to reject. Anything seems possible.

That's why Glenn had Ashton Forbes on his show, to explore the fringe what most people would consider impossible. Forbes brought Glenn a fascinating but far-out theory that explains the decade-old disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 along with riveting footage that supposedly corroborates his story. Like something out of a sci-fi novel, Forbes made the startling claim that Flight 370 was TELEPORTED via a U.S. military-made wormhole! As crazy as that sounds, the video footage along with Forbes' scientific research made an interesting, if not compelling case.

But what do you think? Do you believe that the U.S. Government can create wormholes? Did they use one to abduct Flight 370? Is the government hiding futuristic tech from the rest of the world? Let us know in the poll below:

Does the military have the capability to create wormholes?

Is the U.S. military somehow responsible for what happened to Malaysia Flight 370?

Is the military in possession of technology beyond what we believe to be possible?

Do you think American military tech is ahead of the other superpowers?

Do you think there would be negative consequences if secret government technology was leaked?