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Dog Show Gender Gap? Journalist Is Worried About a ‘Glass Ceiling for Dogs’

What happened? 

Male domination in the world of … dog shows?

A Reuters report has exposed a neglected facet of male and female inequality: About twice as many male dogs as female dogs have won “Best in Show” over the last century at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.

That’s not how any of this works …

After female dogs win, they typically “retire” and are used for breeding more show dogs. That gives male dogs an advantage since they can compete longer while still being able to stud, according to Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly. Female dogs are reportedly limited by their bodies.

“Males can keep going,” Westminster Kennel Club spokeswoman Gail Miller Bisher told Reuters. “They can be used as stud and continue showing and keep their coat and keep their shape of body and all that.”

Glenn’s take: 

Glenn tried to explain this horrifying example of gender inequality to Stu on today’s show. Watch his tongue-in-cheek reaction in the clip (above).

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: So Stu has been telling me through the commercial break there's no such thing as dog equality. And I said, you're exactly right, Stu. And that's the problem.

STU: Well, I wasn't saying it was a problem, per se. You seem to be indicating that dogs aren't equal to humans. And it doesn't say that's correct.

GLENN: No, I'm not even talking about that. I'm talking about dog equality. Dogs between dogs. Male against female.

STU: Oh --

GLENN: There's a glass ceiling for dogs, Stu.

STU: Oh, you're saying equality for dogs within the dog world?

GLENN: Yes. Let me give you the story from Reuters, and you are going to change your tune.

Writing for Reuters, Stephanie Kelly highlights how male domination in the -- in the dog world has become so bad that she now has to ask the question, is there a glass ceiling for dogs?

And the problem here is the females have to eventually retire from what they want to do, to go have puppies. And that keep them out of the competition world. And they can't compete.

STU: Because what they want -- what the dog wants to do is be in a competition?

GLENN: Yeah. Oh, my gosh.

For instance, the -- the winning female German Shepherd from last year at Westminster Competition, rumor. Not returning this year, because she had to become a mom. And so now she's a mom. So she's a stay at home mom that can no longer -- can no longer compete.

And it's because, quote, of this unfair truth of biology, that female dogs have been taken -- have taken home the award for best in show. They've only -- they've only won 39 times.

Just a little over half the number of times the male dogs have won. And -- and gender equality, it's not there. There's only 1,220 females, versus almost 1700 males competing.

And she also wanted to point out in her Reuters story that of the oppressive language involved.

STU: The oppressive language involved?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: What oppressive -- can I ask, for example?

GLENN: What do you call a male dog?

STU: A dog.

GLENN: Right. What do you call a female dog?

No. No. Technically, they're --

STU: Right. I get what you're saying. But no one uses that technology.

GLENN: They do in the breeding realm.

STU: But it's not a negative in the breeding realm. It's just the name for female dog in the breeding realm.

GLENN: I don't even know what to say to you. You're such a Neanderthal. Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: I guess I am.

STU: Because I noticed in horse racing, for example, a male horse that might win a race or two, will be retired. Go to stud as they call it. Right?

GLENN: Yeah. A stud. And what is she?

What is she?

STU: What is who?

GLENN: What is the female horse? She becomes a nag.

(laughter)

STU: I guess that's true.

GLENN: So you've got the stud and the nag. The dog and the bitch. I mean, you want to talk about a glass ceiling, won't poor dogs.

STU: Wait. Why are you assuming these dogs care about winning these competitions at all?

GLENN: Because I read it from Kelly somebody or other at Reuters. She knows. She's been writing about the dog shows for a while now, I hear.

STU: You hear.

GLENN: She also says, aside from the breeding, competition can be rather taxing on female dogs, which can cause a change in temperament and hormones.

When a female dog enters a cycle every six months, some owners will forego showing it altogether because, quote, they're moody.

STU: No.

GLENN: I'm quoting from the article.

STU: That's not real.

GLENN: I'm quoting from the Reuters article.

Depending on the breed, a female dog in season will shed her coat, leaving her less impressive looking than her male peers. These kind of changes knock her out of the competition for months. And what does that mean?

That the male dogs have a better chance of winning. There's a glass ceiling for dogs in the dog world, Stu. And you don't care.

STU: I -- you know what, you're right. I mean, not about the ceiling part, but the I don't care part.

GLENN: Isn't that incredible?

STU: That's an incredible story.

GLENN: That's my favorite story from the weekend. I just --

STU: You like that better than the Olympics story that I was telling you about? I thought that was a pretty important one.

GLENN: The Olympics story? What was the --

STU: Not the North Korea one. The other big one from the weekend. Well, 11 big ones.

GLENN: I don't know what you're talking about.

STU: From Buzzfeed.

GLENN: Well, I don't frequent Buzzfeed.

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Europe is facing ECONOMIC HELL, & America is close behind

Not only do troubling signs continue to plague America’s economy, but they’re pointing towards another collapse — like 2008 — as well. In this clip, Glenn explains the similarities between what occurred in September 2008 and what’s happening now. Plus, he details Europe’s bleak energy outlook and why he believes they’re heading for economic HELL. And it’s not just Europe...America isn’t too far behind. ‘A NIGHTMARE is about to hit,’ Glenn warns but...at least we have cute puppies to distract us, right?!

Transcript

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GLENN: There's a couple of stories that I want you to read today, in my show prep. And you can get it at GlennBeck.com. It is free. But there's many stories in hear. But I'll give you a couple that I think are very important to read.

The first one, is just like in September 2008, many investors feel a fear, a dangerous chain reaction, is starting on Wall Street.

Listen to this. Widespread selling that we saw on Tuesday, was more than just a little bit frightening.

The Dow just kept plunging through the day. And the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ actually performed even worse than the Dow did.

Dow Industrial Average slid 1200 points, or 3.94 percent to close.

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Just five stocks on the S&P 500, finished in positive territory.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: Tech stocks were hit particularly hard, with Facebook parent meta getting 9.4 percent. Navidia shed 9.5 percent.

Worst day for stocks since the early days of the pandemic. But one bad day, does not make a crisis. Hopefully, tomorrow will be better. When you can compare the current behavior of the stock market, to somehow it behaved in 2008. It's a little frightening. I want to put a chart up, if you're watching Blaze TV.

The red is 2008. And the blue line is current.

PAT: That's almost exact.
(laughter)
That's --

GLENN: That's a little terrifying, isn't it?

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Yeah.

And it's happening in the same times.

PAT: Uh-huh. Yeah.

GLENN: You know what, I've prepared. I want to take a little quick break here, just to regather ourselves.

PAT: Uh-huh.

VOICE: And now, the Glenn Beck Program presents distracting happy thoughts.

GLENN: It's a puppy dog in a car.

PAT: Oh, there. Sticking his head out the window. That's always funny and nice. His tongue is wagging. That's fun. Yeah, that's great.

GLENN: Okay. Now --

PAT: Now back to death and destruction with Glenn.

GLENN: Let me give you the next article. Inflation is turning hyper. Yeah.

PAT: Like in Argentina, where it's at about 100 percent.

GLENN: Well, only at 100 percent.

PAT: Did you see they're raising their interest rate? Get this. We think it's bad hear. They're raising their interest rate to 75 percent.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: 75 percent interest.

GLENN: What?

PAT: I don't think I've ever heard of that.

GLENN: You cannot function, it's just like --

PAT: You're done.

GLENN: That's a mob loan. That's a mob loan, but Argentina has gone through this before.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Here's -- this is interesting. If you look at the housing market today, the fed raising the interest rates has caused a crash of unprecedented proportions.

500,000 single-family homes sell new sales. The lowest since 1952.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: So we went from the highest, to now the lowest since 1952.

PAT: Of course we did. This is when I'm trying to sell my home. Of course. Of course we did.

GLENN: I know. I know.

PAT: I'm only one year behind. I might as well be 100 years.

GLENN: Exactly. Mine is almost finished. Two weeks. Two weeks, mine is will come finished. I said to my wife, because literally -- literally -- I'm not making this up. Literally, one of the workers. I said, so when is this going to be done? Literally, oh, definitely, within the next two weeks. I'm like okay.

PAT: It's been a year or more?

GLENN: A year? It's been two years. Two years.

PAT: Has it really? Gosh, that's unreal.

GLENN: So, anyway, you just can't get stuff. Oh, man. Can't get that. Oh, good.

Anyway, so the housing. The housing market is trouble. You know what's happening with your grocery prices. It is --

PAT: Out of control.

GLENN: Groceries have had the largest spike and be are more expensive than they've been since 1979, at the height of this nonsense. And we are not finished. We are going into bad prices now.

PAT: Think about that. That was the Carter years, that were so bad. And that we remember so not fun.

GLENN: And this is the beginning of it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And so this story is wrapped around -- you know, can we do one more happy thought before we go into this? Because this --

VOICE: And now --

GLENN: Look at it, it's a puppy on a bed. Look at it. Going to scratch underneath his cheeks there. Oh, oh, oh.

I just want to --

PAT: Adorable.

GLENN: Yeah. Listen to this.

This is Europe. Money supplies took off during covid lockdowns.

Now, it's about to take off again, to pay everyone's energy bills.

But that's not all. Demands for currency and credit, to be conjured out of thin air, to pay for everything, will be coming back thick and fast. Expectations that energy prices, including European electricity, have peaked, are naive.

Putin has yet to put the winter and spring screws on to Europe. And the world fully. It will be surprising, if global oil and natural gas prices in Europe, are not significantly higher on a 12 month view. Europe has messed up its electricity supplies. That is where energy costs will rise most. Bankers are trying to reduce their loan exposure. To rising interest rates.

Undermining the GDP. Because paying for everyone's energy bills, rescuing troubled banks. Collapsing tax revenues. And difficulty in selling government debt on rising yields, governments are expected to apply economic stimulus, to support both their economies, and financial markets.

Furthermore, the far greater impact on prices, than contracting bank credit, is the expansion of central bank credit. The replacement of commercial bank credit by central bank credit will have a far greater inflationary impact, than the deflation from the bank credit alone. What they're talking about in this story is right now, the Europeans have put price controls on Russian gas and oil.

And now -- they're doing this to protect the households and the businesses from the energy crisis. But now, they still can't control it. And people aren't able to do it. So Switzerland. And now the UK are combining inflationary monetary policies of recent years, environmental wokism, and what they say, in this article, the most irresponsible energy policies with a decision to sanction the world's largest energy exporter.

The G7 and G20 now are all about agreement, acting together. A united front to prevent the markets from taking control of events, out of government's hands.

Lines of communication between the formal meetings. Blah, blah, blah. They're just going on to say, everyone now is working together. All of the central banks in Europe are working together.

In Britain's case, it is proposed -- listen to this. In Britain's case, it is proposed that electricity and presumably gas bills will be fully funded by the government. Anything above 2500 pounds per household.

So if the energy price goes over, and it is. If it goes over 2500, the government will pay for all of that. With support arrangements to be put into place with businesses.

Now, France, most of their nuclear power is now shutdown. Thirty-two plants, out of the 56 nuclear reaction -- reactors they have. Thirty-two of them are now out of action. Four are showing signs of corrosion and small cracks in the cement works. And 12 reactors are suspected of being similarly affected.

The other 16 are now being shutdown for maintenance. Who is expected to sell -- who is the UK expecting to get all of their energy from?

France. How this is going to -- how they're going to support small businesses remain unclear. It's extremely complex. But there's little doubt. That without the support, the economy will collapse. Winter -- this winter, as businesses shut down. Unemployment skyrockets. And the lowest rungs in society. The elderly and struggling single mothers find it impossible to keep body and soul together.

From the government's point of view, if nothing is done now, revenue will collapse. Welfare costs will escalate. Civil disobedience will worsen. And law and order will break down. The same problems will arise in the European Union, with some facing a greater propensity to riot.

So here's what's going to happen. This is what this is saying. There is -- there's no market for these bonds anymore. The loans.

Okay?

Every time we spend money. We have to sell that bond. It's like when you have a school board bond. Yeah, we'll raise the taxpayer money over this period of time. Should we build a new school?

You always vote yes for these bonds. Well, that's because you're paying for them. You're voting to say, yes. I'm going to pay that. You notice we don't vote for government bonds. Because there's not enough tax dollars to pay for what we're spending. So we instead, go to other countries, and say, can you buy this? Because we want to spend this.

So can you buy this piece of paper, saying, we're going to pay you back at this interest rate. Nobody wants to buy them. And it's not just us. The entire world has said to the western world, no, thank you.

England is already at 110 percent debt to GDP.

Which means, everything for an entire year, that they spend, build, make, sell, everything. They still have 10 percent more that they still owe.

So what's happening? As the energy prices get more expensive, as food prices get more expensive, the government has to spend more, holding people up.

If no one will buy their bonds, and no one will, gang. We all will have to just start printing money.

That's what's coming. If you think -- if you listen to any of these liars or they just may be misinformed, or I could be wrong. Honestly. I could be wrong.

Do not take my word as gospel. But I have spent 20 years, focused on this problem and what's coming, and how it all fits together. These experts are looking at one little slice of the pie. I've been looking at the entire revolutionary state, from technology to joblessness, to instability and riots on our streets.

To our instability of our government. All of it.

All of it. And I warn you. Europe is about to go through hell.

And tighten everything down. Because we are shortly going to follow. What you're seeing -- what you're seeing right -- Sara just said, please. Puppies. Yeah, puppies.

VOICE: And now the Glenn Beck Program presents happy distracting, happy thoughts.

GLENN: Oh, look. It's a dog and a kitty cat laying together. Oh, look at that. They're kind of hugging each other. So sweet.

PAT: How adorable is that?

GLENN: That's so sweet.

Okay. So it's a nightmare about to hit. Please, please. Fear not.

The heavens are engaged. Are you engaged with the heavens?

You are not going to convince God to be on your side. We must be on his side. Realign everything in your life now. So you can be on his side, and together, we will weather all of these storms.

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4 ways Democrats are RUINING energy & 5 ways we can save it

It’s not just that America needs more energy to run the nation NOW. But we’ll need much more if we actually want to run the technology of the FUTURE. So, it’s a good thing there’s no knowledge OR physical resource deficits to creating more, low-cost energy in thousands of places around the world, Alex Epstein, author of ‘Fossil Future,’ tells Glenn. Rather, he says, today's energy crisis is due to current political reasons instead. In fact, Epstein lists the four steps Democrats seem to be taking — especially within the Inflation Reduction Act — to ruin American energy. Thankfully, Epstein has the answer to save it. He discusses the 5 steps to his ‘energy freedom platform’ and explains how YOU can become involved to help save American energy too...

Transcript

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GLENN: So last night, I laid out a kind of bleak look for the future of energy. And I don't think most people understand. We don't need just the energy to run things now. We need more energy to run the technology of the future. And Alex Epstein is with us. He's from the Center of Industrial Progress. Founder and president. And also, the author of a book you must read, it's Fossil Fuel.


And he's come equipped with some real solutions to our energy problem, to be able to stave it off. And, really, all you need is support from the American people. Right?

ALEX: Yeah. The great thing about energy, is there's all the potential to produce low cost reliable energy for billions of people in thousands of places. There's no -- there's no physical resource deficit for doing this, and there's no knowledge deficit.

Human beings know how to produce reliable electricity. Right? We know how to produce energy on a scale of billions of people. We're just being prohibited from doing it politically. Which means that there's a political solution, if we are liberated to be able to do it.

GLENN: So we have -- I mentioned that in Colorado -- I mean, people who have these smart thermostats. I've said for a while. Don't do that.
ALEX: That's a euphemism.

GLENN: Yeah. I know. In Colorado, they had to -- they lost control of their thermostats. And I mentioned that and said, you know, if your right to touch your thermostat is only worth $25 a year to you, good luck. But people are bashing back saying, well, that's because the coal-powered plants went down. And, you know, it was an emergency at the coal-powered plants. Because coal is just not stable.

ALEX: Yeah. We're really in this Orwellian world, right? I mean, the inflation act is called the Inflation Reduction Act. Freedom is slavery. And coal is unreliable. And solar and wind are reliable. Despite the obvious.

GLENN: Right. Right.

ALEX: Yeah. What they always point to, they did this with the Texas blackouts too.

They'll point to some individual failure of some fossil fuel plant. And then say, oh, well, this inherently doesn't work.

But we know that we can produce reliable electricity with fossil fuels, because we've been doing it for generations. And we've done it in all weather conditions. You can do it when it's really cold, when it's really hot. So if you know a fossil fuel plant fails, that's just something about the specific situation. That's not the technology. Solar and wind, they do not produce electricity most of the time, and you can't rely on them, almost any time. That's the basic nature of them. And part of what happens when you see fossil fuel failures is often, they have to account for the intermittency of solar and wind. So they have to cycle up and down, or be shut down and restarted more. Much more than they would be if they were on their own.

And -- or what happens is they'll get defunded, the way the whole subsidies just expanded unfortunately. Is that they defund reliable powerplants, including things like weatherization, say, for natural gas in Texas. So we know that we can -- again, we have all the ability to produce reliable electricity at low costs. We're just not using it because of political factors.

GLENN: Okay. So go over can't five-point plan.

ALEX: So I call this the energy freedom platform. And I encourage politicians of all parties to adopt this opinion unfortunately -- I mean, unfortunately right now, Democrats are not being very good in terms of energy. They almost all supported the inflation act. I think basically all of them did.

GLENN: And, by the way, I played the audio from an activist group, that was a part of this inflation reduction bill.

And they admitted, they were talking to their own supporters. And they were like, look, it's not about inflation.

It's really a green bill. Which we all kind of knew, if you were paying attention.

It's a green bill. It's stuffed with stuff about green energy.

ALEX: Yeah. And we can talk about how -- I mean, I consider that a four-step recipe for destroying American energy basically. Because just very quickly.

So it involves increasing dependence on unreliable electricity. If you want to destroy American energy, that's a good step one. Step two is add taxes and restrictions to fossil fuels, during fossil fuel shortages. That's a good -- that's a good step two. What were the other steps? I mean, it's so bad. Oh, yeah. Increase the power of the EPA to shut down fossil fuel projects. We need more of that, obviously. And then increase the power of environmental justice activists to stop all energy development.

GLENN: And you've just done that the lie the DOJ now.

ALEX: Yeah. They have this four-step thing, which if you're trying to destroy American energy, it's hard to think of a better plan. So let's talk about how to improve American energy, with the Energy Freedom Platform. So I'll give the five, and then we can go into depth in any of one of them.

Okay? So number one is liberate responsible development. Number two is end preferences for unreliable electricity. Number three is reform air and water emission standards to incorporate cost-benefit analysis. This is a really important one for EPA stuff. Number four is liberate -- is rather, reduce emissions long-term, through innovation, not through punishing America.

Through liberating innovation, not through punishing America.

And then number five, which I know you will be sympathetic to, is decriminalize nuclear energy. So we can talk about any of those, but they're all crucial.

GLENN: Okay. Let's just take them one by one real quick.

ALEX: Okay.

GLENN: First one.

ALEX: So liberate responsible development. Energy inherently involves developing the world around us. And yet we have an anti-development movement that is setting energy policy, and running many of these agencies. So there's opposition to development even in the investment world. But in particular, just all these antidevelopment policies that are restricting fossil fuel development, nuclear development, et cetera.

GLENN: So ESG is a good example. Well, ESG is a kind of quasi political. But if you just look at how difficult it is, if you take nuclear. Like how difficult it is to start a nuclear plant.

You know, you say, four years.

Now it takes 16 years. Part of that is you have these antidevelopment so-called green activists that can stop things on a dime. So you really need policies that are pro development. And they're responsible development, if they try to stop endangerment. So you don't want to endanger local people, or endanger some national treasure. But you can't have the idea that it's wrong to develop nature.

And that terrible anti-human idea is at the root of so many of our laws and policies.

So when I go into the details, if people go to EnergyTalkingPoints.com, you'll see there's a lot of specific policies that need to be reformed, that are antidevelopment right now.
GLENN: Okay. All right. Number two.

ALEX: So is end -- end preferences for unreliable electricity.

And on that website, there's something called electricity emergency, which goes into the details.

But basically, right now, we do three things. We have mandates for unreliable electricity. We prefer them in that way. Many states have those. Like my state of California, unfortunately has those.

We have subsidies, which we just expanded under the Inflation Act.

Right? So we did that. And then the most insidious that people don't know, is that we have very unfair pricing. Because there's no cost penalty for selling unreliable electricity into the grid. Now, you think about that. Imagine you have a car company, and you got to charge the same for a car that works a third of the time. And a car that works all the time. That's how the grid works. You get the same alternate for selling unreliable electricity. Reliable electricity. And actually, you get more. Because all the subsidies, that we just extended. So you actually get paid a premium for selling something that is not nearly as valuable. And sometimes unreliable electricity is of negative value. Sometimes if you have too much electricity, you need to off-load it. So this is -- if you pay a premium for you be reliable electricity. Guess what, you get unreliable electricity.

GLENN: Okay. Number three.

ALEX: So this had to do with the air and water emissions standards. So right now, let's look at what the EPA is doing. We have in that article, electricity emergency.

I talk about, there's slated to be 93 gigawatts of coal shutting down, in terms of already announced things. That's almost one-tenth of a reliable capacity.

One-tenth. This is by 2030.

But there's also the threat of 92 more.

So almost a fifth of our reliable capacity. There's a reliability bloodbath that's scheduling to happen. The lion's share of this comes from EPA policies.

So it's EPA deliberately trying to do things that will shut down these coal plants, even though as you've talked about, there's no viable replacement in the pipeline. We have almost no nuclear scheduled. Not nearly enough gas.

So how does the EPA justify this? Well, one thing is they don't use real cost-benefit analysis when they're making decisions. So they'll say, hey, wouldn't it be great to have lower emissions? But they don't think about, what is the cost of that, in terms of what is the cost to human life of an unreliable grid. They're almost incalculable. So the EPA is making these decisions, and they're not giving any consideration to the reliability of the great. So that's an example of you need real cost-benefit analysis.

GLENN: These people -- are there any honest people on this side? I mean, I don't understand how an honest person can look at it and not say, yeah, but this will make things more unreliable. And people will either die from heat stroke, or they will either die freezing in the winter. You know, you can't just have an unreliable grid like this? Is there anybody on the other side that is asking these questions that's honest?

ALEX: I think one. I mean, there are some people who are really anti-energy. So essentially, they're honest. They hide it from the public. They want less power. They want to industrialize. That kind of thing. I think one of the challenges is. I talk about this in chapter one, of Fossil Future. We rely on what I call a knowledge system to give us expert knowledge and guidance on all these specialized areas. And what you have is multiple of these specializations are failing, at the same time. But each specialization thinks the other is doing its job. So, for instance, the electricity people have been hiding the electricity emergency.

They're not acknowledging. Many of the companies have not been acknowledging. You talk behind the scenes, yeah. This is a disaster. But publicly, they won't say anything. The regulators are kind of silent. And so the public thinks, oh, there's not that big a threat. And then the EPA people, they'll distort the science about the side effects of coal.

But they'll kind of think, oh, yeah. We don't have to worry about reliability. Because the isn't saying that.

There's dishonesty kind of everywhere.

But one reinforces the other. I mean, we've got a world, that thought legitimately, you could rapidly eliminate fossil fuels by 2050, and it would work well. This was the mainstream view.

And part of it was there were all these false views, that are being combined. And people have this idea. Well, most people -- the experts, so-called.

The people that were told they're experts. They can't be that wrong. But they can be that wrong in part because what we're told the experts think is usually a massive distortion of what actually the researchers in a field think.

GLENN: Yes. That's happening with global warming, all the time.

ALEX: Oh, yeah. Of course. It's the idea that the world is going to end, if it gets one or 2 degrees warmer on a planet where far more people die of cold than of heat.

The researchers don't think that, but that gets distorted by what I call our knowledge system to make it. Oh, it's an apocalypse. And you have to take a crash emergency action and destroy all your energy. And then the planet will be nice to you. And then life will be great.

GLENN: Give me the fourth one.
ALEX: So the fourth one is --

GLENN: Reduce.

ALEX: Reduce emissions long-term. It's very important. It has to be long-term. Because there's no short-term producing of emissions. That's a pipe dream. So it's reduce CO2 emissions long-term, by liberating innovation, not punishing America.

GLENN: When did we lose that in America?

ALEX: Lose which one?

GLENN: The idea that we innovate our way out of problems? Instead, we're just -- we're just dismantling everything. Instead of saying, you know, hey, we've got -- we've got a food storage problem. And somebody comes up with the refrigerator, you know what I mean? We are already seeing technology, that is -- we have reduced greenhouse gases. Better than anybody else.

And a lot of it is because of new technology.

But we just dismiss that.

ALEX: I just there are a couple of things going on. So one of this is there's this idea that CO2 emissions are an emergency. And when you think of something as an emergency, you need to get rid of it immediately.

And if that's your view. The only thing you can do is just massively destroy human life.

I mean, that's the only way you can do it.

To reduce emissions now, in a world where fossil fuels are 80 percent of the world's energy. In a world that needs vastly more energy, 3 billion people using less electricity per person than one of our refrigerators.

Like, the world is going to be using more fossil fuels for a while. So if you think of it as an emergency, the world is going to end, then you are going to do these crash problems and accept these terrible consequences. Which we're just beginning to see. Because we've only reduced fossil fuels a little bit, compared to what has been asked for, in World Economic Forum, and all these other people. So one is this emergency mindset is really bad.

And it's not justified. We're safer than ever from climate. CO2 emissions have a warming impact and a greening impact. It's not a catastrophic impact. If you want to lower emissions. You have to think of it as a long-term thing. That's the only moral way, and it's the only practical way. China and India will not lower their emissions until there's a cost-effective alternative. Now, the greens say they want cost-effective alternatives. They say they want solar and wind. But notice that their approach is to first restrict fossil fuels. I know you've talked about, and then promise a replacement. That's not how markets work. That's not how freedom works.

GLENN: Right. That's not how anything of common sense works. You don't say, I know all the machines in the hospital are keeping your husband alive, but we're going to try something that's never been done before. So we'll turn off all of those machines. And then hope that something works. That's -- that's insane.

ALEX: But that has been the policy. Part of it has been disguised. They said, to take your analogy. They've said the equivalent of, hey, we have this amazing new machine. We're developing green machines. Right?

But what they didn't say, is their main policy is shutting down the machines that worked. Like, what did Biden do first? Shuts down the Keystone XL Pipeline. Bans leasing on federal lands. He didn't come up with some new energy innovation and prove it.

He shut down, what was -- what was working. And that's the huge prison. And so the approach has to be, you liberate innovation, so you get things like cost-effective nuclear.

But you don't dictate inferior alternatives, and call that innovation. Unfortunately, that's what passes for innovation today. That's what the whole inflation act is about. It's about mandating or coercing us to do these things that don't work.

GLENN: All right. Back in just a second. Now, this is five-step platform. However, we need your help on this.

And it's a -- it's a real thing, that could make the -- a significant difference, and turn things around for us. We'll give it to you, in just a few minutes.

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GLENN: So you are working with like 100 different legislative offices, correct?

ALEX: Yeah. To various degrees. So two years ago, I was very frustrated by -- I was having success with the public. And I was success with the corporate world. But the political world was just totally ignorant of the kind of pro-human, pro-freedom energy, thinking I had been developing.

And I figured out, like the thing I could do, was I needed to figure out how to give them messaging and policy, in a way that was useful for them.

So I started this website, EnergyTalkingPoints.com. Like, everything on that, can be fit in a tweet. So it's really efficient ways of explaining pro-freedom views.

So if you go there, there's probably thousands of individual talking points, all really well referenced.

And then I found that I got demand for people to get custom help.

So I created something called Energy Talking Points on Demand, where I would have biweekly briefings. And it's just with high-level offices. So it's congressional offices, U.S. Senate offices, and governor's offices.

And so we have about 300 staffers, that are part of it, over 100 offices, and increasing the meetings with the elected officials themselves. I spoke to a group of 20 last time I was in DC. I'm going to DC next week. And what I found there was a real appetite for this. Because many of these offices want to be pro-energy and pro-freedom. But they didn't have the messaging to explain -- to refute all the myths. And also clarity on what to do, going forward.

And that's why I developed the energy freedom platform. Was the clarity on what to do going forward. So what I've been encouraging them to do is, hey, this is a blueprint. You can win on these issues. And you can do something really good. So say Republicans.

Not politically -- not political, really. But let's say Republicans right now, are much more pro-energy. If you guys take over Congress, you need to advocate something positive.

You can't just -- once you take over, you can't just react to negatives.

There's a lot of reacting to negatives, and not a clear having positives. So I would ask your listeners, if they like this, it's really, really simple. Just call your office. Call your office -- oh, are you going to say something?

GLENN: I have got about 20 seconds before we break.

ALEX: Oh, sorry. Just say. Talk to Alex Epstein. Give them my email. Alex@AlexEpstein.com. Just tell the office to email me, and I will set up a call with them, and I'll tell them all about how to use the energy freedom platform.

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Don’t let Biden’s inflation reduction celebration FOOL YOU

The Biden administration hosted a celebration on Tuesday, commemorating the Inflation Reduction Act’s passing. All your FAVORITE Democrats were in attendance, touting Joe’s stellar work healing the economy. Nancy Pelosi even said the ‘landmark law’ is ‘cutting costs and…driving down costs of kitchen table items for America’s working families.’ Err…what?! In this clip, Glenn explains why these Democrat claims couldn’t be further from the truth. But most importantly, Glenn says, Americans AREN’T BUYING the LIES.

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GLENN: So yesterday, whoa. What a -- what a shindig, you know what I mean?

They were cutting a rug, at the White House.

PAT: And there's not a better party tune than -- than fire and rain.

GLENN: Yeah. Fire and rain.

PAT: About suicides. Horrible instances in your life.

GLENN: I was thinking, up on the roof. Hey, if you're a cancer patient. Don't jump. That's not field goal to happen. Anyway, it was wonderful. Here's Nancy Pelosi. Cut 18. Nancy Pelosi.

NANCY: Inflation Reduction Act within so beautifully name for all that it does. As the name suggests, this landmark law is cutting costs, and driving down --

GLENN: Okay. Stop. Pause, pause. Is that true at all?

PAT: No.

GLENN: No. That's not true. At all. The inflation numbers have come out. That is not true. Do you know the only place where inflation is going down, is energy, oil, gas? Why is that?

Well, because of some demand destruction. And when someone says to you, what the fed is trying to do is -- they're looking for demand destruction. What does that mean?

Well, just put your name, and your bank account, and replace demand with that. So Glenn's bank account, at the -- at the south lake bank.

What the fed is really trying to do, is they're looking for Glenn Beck's account in south lake to be destroyed.

That's literally what demand destruction means.

You won't have the money to be able to buy anything.

So the demand is destroyed. Just keep that in mind, when you hear that.

Now, the other thing, do we have the chart? I think we were going to show it next hour. Yeah. There it is. Look at this chart, Pat.

How would you describe that? A reverse hockey stick?

PAT: Yeah. Exactly, yeah.

GLENN: Okay. Flatline. Oh, and all of a sudden, it just nose dives. Do you know what that is?

PAT: No.

GLENN: That's the strategic oil reserves.

PAT: Oh. Wow. Jeez.

GLENN: And this was before they did another, what? 80 million gallons? Recently.

This is -- this isn't even current.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: Look at where our oil reserves are. Isn't that great? I love that.

PAT: Lowest level I think in 40 years.

GLENN: I think it might be ever, at this point. Since we started it in the 1970s. So the strategic oil reserve. That's why your gas price is going down. He is using the strategic oil reserve, to make sure the elections go a little better than they would.

He's trying to convince you, that everything is great. But the thing is, nobody is buying it. Even the people in the audience, cut 19.

VOICE: Mr. President, thank you for unifying and inspiring a vision of a stronger, fair, safer future for all. For our children. Your extraordinary leadership has made this glorious day possible.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. Stop. Just a sec. Just a second. I have to go pack.

Did you hear what she said? It's a safer America. Is it? Is it?

I mean, everything is so demonstrably false.

Is it a safer America?

PAT: No. There's no question.

GLENN: There's no question.

PAT: All the crime stats.

GLENN: Okay. Is it a fairer America?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Okay. Now, why would you say that, Pat?

PAT: Well, for one thing, because some of us are paying for other people's college funds, and taking away their debt for them with our money.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Why are you such a hater? Why are you such a hater?

PAT: I don't know. I'm not sure how that happened.

GLENN: Here's what you really have to quote. Under Joe Biden, the -- the fairness. The -- the gap between rich and poor.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Has gone up for the first time in like eight years.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Okay?

So we are actually becoming less fair under Joe Biden.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: All right. So she says this.

Go ahead. Play it again, please.

NANCY: Mr. President, thank you for unifying and inspiring a vision of a stronger --

GLENN: Stronger, not true.

NANCY: -- fairer, safer --

GLENN: Safer?

NANCY: -- future for all, for our children. Your extraordinary leadership has made this glorious day possible. I -- that's an applause line.
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GLENN: I love that.

PAT: If you have to tell them it's an applause line, it's not an applause line.

GLENN: It's not an applause line. No. It sounded like everybody was sitting there stunned going, you've got to be kidding, right? I mean -- it's an applause line! You will applaud.

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: It's nuts. And if you happen to not be there. Play a little, please, of James Taylor, just partying down. Listen. He sounds so young too.
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GLENN: Okay.

PAT: All right. Where is the party hat?

GLENN: Yeah, well, the Ink Spots couldn't make it. So they had to go with James Taylor. And it was a party. Unfortunately, this happened in the middle of the party. And the party-goers didn't hear it. But everyone else did. Cut 28. Cut 28, please. This is it?

BIDEN: But for years, Big Pharma blocked Medicare from negotiating lower drug practices.

PAT: Practices. Practices.

VOICE: All right. I don't want to be a party crasher, but we interrupt this celebration for a hard, cold dose of reality. Stocks tanking because inflation is accelerating. The very inflation that the president said, he's made great progress of addressing. Heralding his reduction inflation act.

GLENN: Okay. Stop.

This is -- we are watching. -- we are watching something that rarely happens in the free world.

We're watching the worst propaganda ever devised. This is horrible propaganda.

Horrible propaganda.

The state is saying one thing -- do you remember when I was growing up, so you have to be -- you know, you've got to be an old fart like me. But I remember thinking, how do people in Russia believe any of this stuff?

And it's because they had total control. Total control of everything that was said. Now, imagine if one day, you turn on this program, and all you hear is.

That might -- that might leave a vacuum. And all you can hear is what the government was saying, without an interruption of breaking news of how bad the stock market is going. That's how you believe it. That's why they are silencing any other voice. It is why it is so vital. People ask me all the time. How do I know what's true? What sources do you trust?

Listen to me. I don't trust anybody. I don't even trust -- we check things six ways to Sunday. And if we get it wrong, we come back and we'll tell you.

I don't know how many people do that. I know there are a few sources. Just the news, is a very good source. You should read every day. But if I may, I hate to sound like I'm just hocking this. But I am. Because I believe in it.

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They'll come out and admit it. But you still can't say it. Please. Please.

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All right. So we have the income inequality spiking for the first time in ten years. We have inflation, the number, the actual number going down.

But only -- only in the category of energy.

And they expect you to say, oh, no. It's getting so much better. But, you know, because you buy other things.

Inflation is actually up, everywhere else. You know, what is true. This is something we talked about yesterday. You know what is true.

When you hear people repeatedly lie to you, or repeatedly wrong, and then don't correct it. When the facts come out. And they go, oh, that's -- wow, it's really -- the Hunter Biden thing. It's really true. If they're hedging their bet at all. If they're not asking for a mea culpa. If they're not saying, please, forgive us for that. Boy, we are wrong. And we learned a lesson. And we're going to do X, Y, and Z from here on out. You've heard the New York Times, bury the fact that it is real. And then just go on like they've reported it real, the whole time. You have to stop listening to those people. And it is time honestly, to move on from the people, who don't have ears or eyes.

This is a really difficult job to do. Because I -- I'm trying to attract a -- a big audience. Get it as big as we possibly can. So more and more people can hear the truth. Or at least hear what I believe is true. And let them decide on their own. But I'm trying to balance. How do I do that?

Because, you know what, there is so many people now, that time is running short. And you need -- you need to know what to do. Not -- not just what's happening. But what to do.

I've been working on these things, for a couple of months now. And my job is to warn you. It's not to give you an out. But there are things that I know, that can be done, and things that you need to know. Warning, for instance, the big raid yesterday, on -- on Mike Lindell, at a Hardee's.

I mean, it's the weirdest thing I've ever heard.

PAT: Just shows you too, they've been following him around.

GLENN: Following him.

PAT: That's incredible.

GLENN: And they follow him, guns a blazing, while he's at a drive-thru at Hardee's. We need your phone. We need your phone. Get out of the car. We need your phone.

What the hell is that? Like he's terrorist number one. What was that all about?

What was the story that happened I think in New Jersey. The woman that was on Tucker Carlson last night.

That said the FBI came armed. Came to her house and said, hey. We understand through an anonymous tip, that you were a January 6th. What is that all about?

PAT: And she wasn't, by the way.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah. She wasn't. She wasn't there. And you -- you're getting an anonymous tip, and you're coming with guns?

What are you talking about?

She was terrified. Absolutely terrified.

I don't want you to be terrified. I want you to know -- what your rights are, and exactly how to do things. Coming in -- well, within the next couple of months. Before the election, we are going to do, a serious special. Not an hour long. We're going to do -- you remember when we did the Common Core thing? We brought all the experts in.

And it was like a two-hour extravaganza.

Where we brought the experts in, and we told you exactly what to look for, where to find it, and what to do.

We're going to do that again. And we'll do it as a special before the elections. Because this is happening.

And you need to be prepared. What she said last night, when she said to Tucker. Well, I did this, and this and this. She did the wrong thing. She did the wrong thing. But that's because she didn't know. Because we've never had to deal with this before.

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THIS story makes Glenn ask: How could ANYONE vote Democrat?

Minnesota Freedom Fund — once championed by Kamala Harris — helps to provide bail funds for certain criminals, like rioters from the summer of 2020. Now, one man helped by the non-profit is facing jail time once again: this time for MURDER. And that’s just the start. In this clip, Glenn details tragic crimes that could have been prevented if Democrats hadn’t gotten in the way. And with crime rising in leftist-run cities throughout the U.S., it begs the question: How could anyone vote for our current-day Democrats?!

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GLENN: Well, look, we have a couple of things going on that are important. First of all, Minnesota bail fund, champion by Kamala Harris. Remember when she was like, you should bail these people out. You want to contribute.

STU: Yeah. These are the people that went and burned down buildings, and got arrested. And then Kamala Harris said, hey, give these people money so they can get back out on the streets, and probably do it again, tomorrow night.
GLENN: Well, one of the guys that the Minnesota freedom fund that she was recommending that people do. And he was arrested during the George Floyd thing. So he was let out. Shot and killed a passenger, on a railroad platform in St. Paul just a few minutes ago. But no big deal.
Freedom Fund executive directors defended their group's decision to post the bail in a statement on Thursday.
It's at -- it is neither just nor effective to respond to violence by denying bail, and preemptively punishing people, who are disproportionately poor, black, brown, and disingenuous.
STU: See, when you've been arrested, we're not preemptively punishing you. That means, we're doing something in advance of your crime.
The arrest happens after your crime. You're asking in advance of a second crime, that wound up being committed. By the way, I do hope, I do hope we will be seeing that story, that time line told, in a nice, condensed way, in a bunch of political ads going in 2022. I do hope the Republicans do remember all of this. And make sure they highlight that quite clearly. The victim of that crime. So that people remember, what happens, when tells me get control. As they place these DAs all over the country.
GLENN: I don't think they sell 60 minute commercials. Because if you were going to highlight all the people that were released.
STU: Not all of them.
GLENN: Anyway, Tillman's most recent felony conviction was in November 2015, for indecent exposure in the presence of a minor. Don't worry, he had seven prior counts of indecent exposure at the time. But this was one of those good people that needed to be released by Kamala. He's not the first person to commit murder after being bailed out by Freedom Fund. The group also freed a man charged with domestic abuse last year. And then just a couple of weeks ago, he murdered another man in a road rage incident. So we have that going.
Oh, by the way, Minneapolis has the highest number of homicides last year, since the 1990s. So I think we're all going in the right direction. Oh, my gosh.
How do our friends not see this? How do people not see this?
Everything that they have touted has been an unmitigated disaster. And has led us to where we are today. What am I missing?
By the way, if you're a Democrat, or used to be a Democrat, or whatever. I would love to hear from you. If you can understand or explain your friends, I would love to understand. Because I really, truly don't get how you're missing this. Unless it's just so much hatred for the other side.
STU: I think that's exactly what it is. I think it's our society today.
I think we've now crossed the line, where -- I was listening to a podcast over the past week or so. Where they were talking about the conversion -- I wish I could remember the name of it. But it was basically the conversion of our society, from changing from people who rooted for things, to people who rooted against things. And we are now a society that that's all we do.
Like, you know, their example was culturally, with celebrities. Back in the day, people were celebrities, and you praised them. And everybody wanted to be them. And everyone loved them. And then sometime -- I think the theory was in the '90s. That changed to a lot of the celebrities we have, we just hate. We're constantly making fun of them. We're constantly saying, they're reality stars. All --
GLENN: So downtrodden.
STU: Yeah. But that's what we do. They weren't saying that it was necessarily unfair to celebrities. That was not the point.
But look at social media. Someone comes out with something new. And generally speaking, someone sits there, and trashes them. That's what you do. You say how terrible they are. How annoying they are. Everything they do is terrible. And I think that is where we are as a society now. Where like, I think the Democrats -- the only way you could possibly vote for a Democrat, is because you look at the right, and say, I need them more.
GLENN: Well, that's another thing. Nobody likes a fascist, right?
And now there's two things that are happening. One, Biden is calling people semi-fascists. But now, led by Biden, several leaders and several people in the Democratic party, that are running for office, like Charlie Crist, are coming out, and they're not just demonizing the Republican politicians anymore. They are now demonizing Republican voters.



They are clearly saying -- it's always been implied. But now they're clearly saying, these people.
You know, this vermin. These -- these Jews.

Just replace Republican and Jews. They're interchangeable at this point. This is exactly how it happened before. And nobody would know that better -- better than the New York Times. You would think.