Glenn Beck: Anwr or Bust!


Congressman Steve King

GLENN:  So let me just, I just -- first let me start here.  I compiled a list just a few minutes ago.  See if I'm missing anything.  So far congress has said no drilling in the ANWR, no drilling off the coast of Florida and California, we're not getting any new 100-year leases to drill in the Gulf while China and Venezuela and Cuba are going in.  Congress, as well as all three presidential candidates, said there's a cap and trade legislation that will increase the price of gas according to the EPA by $1.50 a gallon.  We're shutting down oil fields in Colorado, we won't develop shale oil fields in western states.  Yesterday -- love this -- we pass legislation that let us sue OPEC.  I'm sure they're not going to retaliate.  We have allowed environmental attorneys to sue the oil companies for possible future destruction of an Alaskan Eskimo village.  We also have protected the polar bear and its habitat right where the oil deposits are located.  We're talking about seizing windfall profits, won't allow anybody to drill in some small areas -- no, I'm sorry.  We have allowed them to drill in small areas in Alaska while creating very generous environmental laws that have tied up the very production because the oil companies are in court.  We've also not allowed anybody to build a new refinery for 30 years.  In fact, we've cut our operational refineries in half since 1982.  We won't develop coal-to-oil, and also we're telling the oil companies which blends they have to make.  What -- these evil oil companies, why is the price of gas so high?

KING:  Well, that is the most extensive list that I have heard.  Compared to the list that I've been rolling out here and when I hear that and just the weight of it all, it almost makes me want to go to my knees, let alone think what happens to the economy of the United States of America, which would be brought to its knees if this isn't reversed.  I just stepped out of a conference this morning and listened to a presentation by the Heritage Foundation and I've been convinced of this for a long time.  They've got empirical data and it's very convincing that the people that are advancing this cap and trade want to slow our economy down, want to reverse our economy, and they know that if they shut down energy, they back the economy off and they are doing it all because they worship mother nature.

GLENN:  Dan, do we have the audio of Bill Clinton saying that in a speech?  We have -- we'll have to find it.  We have audio of Bill Clinton talking to an environmental group.  He was talking about green energy and everything else and he said we all know that the only way to really do this is to halt the economy.  And we were dumbfounded that this man would actually admit to that.  But we have it on tape.  We'll try to find it for you.

KING:  Occasionally Bill Clinton told the truth evidently.

GLENN:  Evidently he did.  So right now overnight long-term oil futures went up $9.  They are saying now that oil per barrel will be at least $140 a barrel.  T. Boone Pickens says that we're looking at $200 a barrel coming our way.  What are we doing?  Is there anybody in Washington that is, besides you, that is saying, okay, we've got to go and get every bit of resource out of the ground we can?

KING:  There are a few that are doing that.  It's a growing number of Republicans.  And there's also a certain amount of apprehension on the part of other Republicans.  You know, one of the green movement environmentalists line up their lobby and they start to come after and target members of congress because they utter things that are logical and rational about energy supply, there's a significant political punishment that's there, and the environmentalists have not been held accountable to answer up to the facts and the data that they are putting together and so politically what this is is a reflection of the voices of their constituents.  And it has not -- the American people are not well enough informed.  They have chosen sides on the global warming issue, for example, and I would say you can walk the streets anywhere in America and you can't find anybody that actually knows the science behind it.  They just decide who they want to believe and that's really going to bring us to our knees in the next generation.

GLENN:  So tell me about the ANWR.  What did you find out when you threw over the ANWR and you went up to check things out?

KING:  I flew over and I also went down on the ground, I talked to the Eskimos there that want to drill.  It's 19.6 million acres.  There's not a single tree in that entire area, not for 700 miles from where they want to drill for oil.  This is a carbon copy of the ecosystem that we drilled in the north slope of Alaska in the early Seventies.

GLENN:  Didn't they say that was going to cause all kinds of ecological problems in the north slope?

CALLER:  I think it was because the caribou herd quadrupled than what it was in 1970.  They all said of course the caribou multiplied because they shot the wolves.  Now they didn't have any guns up there.  I was signed up.  It's just they will contrive any argument.  If there ever was a safe place and a good place for this to be oil, it's up in ANWR.  There is no caribou herd in the ANWR region.  There are a few musk oxen, I saw a few white birds.  They are going to do fine whether we drill or whether we don't.  So if the question I ask, it goes off of the question of if a tree falls in the forest and there's no one there to hear it, did it make any noise?  If we drill environmentally friendly wells in the ANWR and no one is there to see them, did it damage the scenery?  That's the question.  And are we going to starve this nation for energy because somebody is afraid that they will have to look at a drill rig up there in ANWR.  By the way, when they get the drilling done, they put submersible pumps in.  You don't see a pump jack above the ground.  You just see a little workover pad that's a square patch of rock that they will go out and pull the pump out if it needs work in the wintertime.  It couldn't be any more environmentally friendly.  Dennis Kucinich couldn't identify the north slope oil fields today.  They would be a lot harder to identify in ANWR.

GLENN:  There is enough natural gas in this country that we could tap that environmentalists won't let us tap.  How much natural gas do we have?

KING:  Well, the numbers are different, reports there are out.  One is out of Continental shelf itself, at least 406 trillion cube I can feet of natural gas.

GLENN:  How much is that?  What does that mean?

KING:  I don't know if I can equate that into how long that will work for us, how long it will last, but another one, some data that was produced here about three years ago was underneath our nonnational park public lands in the United States, there's enough natural gas to heat every home in the United States for the next 150 years.  That's another way to quantify it.  We have a lot of natural gas.  And as we know from the oil finds, there's a lot of gas out there that we haven't identified and haven't declared to be a reserve at this point.

GLENN:  What do you think the reaction from OPEC is going to be if the Senate decides to slap OPEC and say we're going to see you?

KING:  Well, I think the futures have already indicated that overnight.  I took to the floor and debated against the NOPEC bill as they call it, the one that outlaws OPEC.  And if OPEC is making those decisions and they are watching congress and they think there's going to be a bill that will grant the authority to the Department of Justice and the attorney general to sue them, that means that the ultimate result of that suit, if it's successful, would be the freezing of their assets in the United States.  So I think that they freeze -- they hold their oil production where it is now, they are certainly not going to increase it to try to get ahead of the criticism of congress.  So they either stop it where it is or they reduce their production and I think there's going to be talk about whether they will pull assets out of the United States to avoid them being frozen.  That's going to be the natural thing that would happen.  All of that makes it harder for our economy to function and all of it makes harder to have more energy on the marketplace.

GLENN:  We've got them right where we want them.  We went over there and begged them for oil, we went over there and begged them to prop up our financial sector.  We got them where we want them, congressman.

KING:  Well, at the beginning of the program, I don't know how anyone can contrive more things to do to drive up the cost of energy and slow our economy than the list of things that the Democrats have done to take energy off the marketplace and intimidate the futures market as well.

GLENN:  Well, for anybody who thinks that it is not their intent, Dan, roll the speech from Bill Clinton.  Listen to this clip.

BILL CLINTON:  We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse emissions because we've got to save the planet for our grandchildren.

GLENN:  There it is.  We've got to slow down our economy to save the planet for our grandchildren.  If that doesn't tell you everything you need to know, nothing will.

KING:  I think Bill Clinton has told the truth on that.  That is their agenda.  I've been saying it from the floor of congress, this whole 110th congress that they have convinced me that they want to increase the cost of energy and they want to do that and it will slow down the economy.  And increasing the cost means people will use less energy.  If they use less energy, there will be fewer carbon emissions and they believe that it keeps the greenhouse gases out of Bill Clinton said it and it will save our planet.  Now, it doesn't matter to them that the science doesn't necessarily support that and that there are 31,000 scientists that have signed up that said they don't buy the global warming argument.

Let me make maybe a new argument out here, one that I've been making and that is that I think this Earth has a built-in thermostat and in this way, that 4/5ths of the Earth is covered by water.  If the Earth warms, there will be more evaporation of that water and the evaporation has to come down in the form of rain.  If it rains more, there will be more plant growth, which means more photosynthesis which means more carbon sequestration just by formula.  So there has to be a built-in thermostat in this Earth.  I don't know if it's 1 or 2 degrees or if it's 7 or 8, but I do believe that if the Earth is going to warm, we'll get more rain, we'll get more photosynthesis and that will pull the carbon out of the air.  It has to.  That's the environmentalist formula.  They just don't want to admit the Earth has that built into I.

GLENN:  Congressman, best of luck to you, my friend.

KING:  Glad to be with you today.  Thank you.

The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"And so, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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