Sarah Palin asked to denounce Glenn


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Sarah Please Help Us

GLENN: Let me bring Sarah up. Is Sarah on the phone? Hi, Sarah, how are you?

SARAH PALIN: Hey, good morning, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Good, where are you?

SARAH PALIN: I am at my kitchen table in Wasilla.

GLENN: I don't know how you travel. I mean, it's crazy the amount of travel that

you do.

SARAH PALIN: How do I travel? Yes, airplanes.

GLENN: I don't okay, I don't think you need to I mean, I really, what, are you

all of a sudden Bill Maher talking down to me. Okay, Sarah, I want you to hear

this. This is the head of Media Matters, and I just, I want to give you the

opportunity to distance yourself. Here it is. No, here it is.

VOICE: Basically Beck, Beck's erratic. He either won't or can't control himself

even after he loses a hundred advertisers. So you can't go there. Murdoch was

asked at a shareholders conference a couple of weeks ago about Beck, shareholder

concerns about Beck. He said he doesn't agree with everything that goes on the

Fox News Channel, but he's standing with Beck. Ailes recruited Beck to do this.

So he's standing with Beck. That leaves you with sponsors. So People Four has

backed up a Tides Foundation call with Media Matters called Drop Fox to ask for

advertisers to take responsibility for this rhetoric. I was recently told by a

member of the Murdoch family that if you could affect the bottom line, you might

get attention by the NewsCorp board. But the truth is we can't wait for that. So

Sarah Palin right now in our view needs to step up. She needs to step up because

she's a leader of the Republican Party, of the conservative movement.





America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

by Sarah Palin

GLENN: Congratulations, by the way.

VOICE: She is a Tea Party favorite. She is the one person in this country right

now today who in the national interest, just in the moment to put partisanship

aside.

GLENN: Do it, Sarah.

VOICE: Could pull this country back from the precipice of another Oklahoma

City. And that's what a real leader does.

GLENN: Okay.

VOICE: That's what we're asking.

GLENN: Sarah?

PAT: Time to

GLENN: As the leader now, as the GOP of the GOP, as a Tea Party favorite, as

somebody that they don't always agree with but they respect, as a real leader,

it's time. It's time to make a choice.

SARAH PALIN: Well, these silly and ironic men, this is this is ironic. Them

insisting that, you know, I should just be ignored because I am the irrelevant

(inaudible) mom in Wasilla.

GLENN: No, no, no. No, you are as an American citizen for national, for the

national interests, you are the only one that can do this.

PAT: That can stop him. You've got to stop him, Sarah.

SARAH PALIN: Okay. Okay, so Glenn, from my kitchen table in Wasilla, here's the

deal.

GLENN: Yeah.

SARAH PALIN: Now, we know, Glenn, you're up against one of the richest and self

suggested, most powerful men in the world. In George Soros, right?

GLENN: Spooky dude.

SARAH PALIN: Yeah. The extreme leftwing king is with many, many minions, that's

what he is.

GLENN: Yes. Oh, yes.

SARAH PALIN: So, you know, when I speak of your love of our Founding Fathers and

how you are helping to educate Americans about respecting our nation's history

so that we don't lose what makes America exceptional and the far, far left

mouthpieces, they're twisting and spinning and perverting that message, no, what

I do, I go back to what Abraham Lincoln said about standing with anybody that

stands right. You stand with him when he's right and you part with him when he

goes wrong. I stand with you, Glenn, and I stand with

GLENN: No, no. In the national interest you've got to stop. You're the only one!

You're like Obi Wan Kenobi. Sarah Palin, you're our only hope.

SARAH PALIN: Yeah, Glenn

PAT: Did you ever think you'd see the day, Sarah, when Media Matters would be

calling you the only hope?

GLENN: For America?

PAT: For America.

GLENN: I mean, that's incredible.

PAT: Amazing.

GLENN: It's sad. We were deciding we were trying to decide if it was laughable

or kind of sad, pathetic kind of like that smelly kid in third grade that

everybody looked around and looked at and went, that's kind of sad.

SARAH PALIN: Yeah, it's a little bit of both. I see more humor in it, though.

GLENN: Yes.

SARAH PALIN: And it shows, though, how pathetic their argument is that they

would be that desperate as to reach out to me to say, you know, you need to stop

Glenn Beck, you need to stop his what they perceive as inciting the violence.

Glenn, you know I abhor violence. I know you do. Hating war, hating Civil War

and praying for peace and wanting peace and freedom for our kids in a civil

society, that is the mission here is explaining to Americans what the threats

are to our peace and to our opportunities and to our freedom in America.

GLENN: Yeah.

SARAH PALIN: That is what I see you doing and that is why I support what you are

doing.

GLENN: Sarah, I I can't tell you how disappointed I am in you. I really, I

thought you were going to take this moment to lead. I really did, but now, now,

Sarah and I want you to understand this. Now Media Matters is going to come out

against you, and they are not going to like you anymore. They like you so much,

but now they're going to have to

SARAH PALIN: Darn!

GLENN: Now they are going to have to isolate you, too. Oh, boy.

SARAH PALIN: Yeah, because heretofore, they were on my side.

GLENN: They have been on your side.

SARAH PALIN: Yeah.

GLENN: You know what?

PAT: Fighting for you every step of the way.

GLENN: It's like the it's like that time that abortion doctor said on TV the

other day, women only have abortions because they care about motherhood. They're

only destroying you or trying to destroy you because they love you so much!

SARAH PALIN: There we go with the Orwellian thinking. Twisted around.

GLENN: Two plus two equals six.

SARAH PALIN: There you go. And I'm the idiot, yeah.

PAT: Sarah, if you change your mind, we have David Brock's number over at Media

Matters.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: He's waiting for your phone call.

GLENN: He doesn't have a lot to do.

PAT: He will be sitting by the phone.

GLENN: Sarah, let me ask you, what is what do you think the what do you think

the most important race to watch next week, the one that you say if this one

happens, things really change? I mean, I think Tom Tancredo in Colorado is

amazing. That's amazing.

SARAH PALIN: And Tom's going to do absolutely wonderfully for his state and for

our country, too, as the governor of that state. And I'm anxious to see how that

all unfolds, especially because he, too, has come under such attack from the

machine, really the machine on both sides of the aisle.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, big time.

SARAH PALIN: That is certainly one to watch, absolutely. Of course, I, near and

dear to my heart, am very, very interested and engaged in the Alaska Senate race

to see how Lisa Murkowski running as this third party establishment/entitlement

party candidate is throwing everything and the kitchen sink against the

Republican nominee Joe Miller. I'm very engaged in this race up here.

GLENN: Isn't it amazing that the establishment, the GOP establishment, you know,

people like Karl Rove who, by the way, has announced that you're just not

qualified to. It's a good thing you're in the kitchen, Sarah. It is. But

SARAH PALIN: I'm barefoot, too.

GLENN: Really? Are you pregnant? Are you announcing? If you're not pregnant, get

Todd. He'll explain how it all works. Anyway, it is amazing to me that they have

all said that the worst thing that could happen is a third party, and they were

afraid of the tea parties of creating a third party. Well, the Tea Party goes in

and works within the system and they get their candidates within the system, and

the system itself starts to create a third party.

SARAH PALIN: Right.

GLENN: An establishment party. It's amazing.

SARAH PALIN: It's an entitlement party. That's their thinking is how dare anyone

challenge me, my position, my authority, the seat is mine, mine, mine. That's

where they're headed.

GLENN: Sarah, we will, we'll talk to you we'll talk to you next week. Are you

part where are you going to be on Tuesday?

SARAH PALIN: I will be in New York. I hope I get to see you, let's see, a couple

of days before until a couple of days after the election. So

GLENN: Oh, good. Okay, good. All right. We'll see each other then. Thanks,

Sarah.

SARAH PALIN: Okay.

GLENN: God bless, bye bye.

On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Next, the Iowa caucuses. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com

The Iowa primary is just around the corner, and concerns of election interference from the last presidential election still loom. Back in 2016, The Associated Press found that a majority of U.S. elections systems still use Windows 7 as an operating system, making them highly susceptible to bugs and errors. And last year, a Mississippi voter tried multiple times to vote for the candidate of his choice, but the system continuously switched his vote to the other candidate. It's pretty clear: America's voting systems desperately need an update.

That's where blockchain voting comes in.

Blockchain voting is a record-keeping system that's 100% verifiable and nearly impossible to hack. Blockchain, the newest innovation in cybersecurity, is set to grow into a $20 billion industry by 2025. Its genius is in its decentralized nature, distributing information throughout a network of computers, requiring would-be hackers to infiltrate a much larger system. Infiltrating multiple access points spread across many computers requires a significant amount of computing power, which often costs more than hackers expect to get in return.

Blockchain voting wouldn't allow for many weak spots. For instance, Voatz, arguably the leading mobile voting platform, requires a person to take a picture of their government-issued ID and a picture of themselves before voting (a feature, of course, not present in vote-by-mail, where the only form of identity verification is a handwritten signature, which is easily forgeable). Voters select their choices and hit submit. They then receive an immediate receipt of their choices via email, another security feature not present in vote-by-mail, or even in-person voting. And because the system operates on blockchain technology, it's nearly impossible to tamper with.

Votes are then tabulated, and the election results are published, providing a paper trail, which is a top priority for elections security experts.

The benefits of blockchain voting can't be dismissed. Folks can cast their vote from the comfort of their homes, offices, etc., vastly increasing the number of people who can participate in the electoral process. Two to three-hour lines at polling places, which often deter voters, would become significantly diminished.

Even outside of the voting increase, the upsides are manifold. Thanks to the photo identification requirements, voter fraud—whether real or merely suspected—would be eliminated. The environment would win, too, since we'd no longer be wasting paper on mail-in ballots. Moreover, the financial burden on election offices would be alleviated, because there's decreased staff time spent on the election, saving the taxpayer money.

From Oregon to West Virginia, elections offices have already implemented blockchain voting, and the results have been highly positive. For example, the city of Denver utilized mobile voting for overseas voters in their 2019 municipal elections. The system was secure and free of technical errors, and participants reported that it was very user-friendly. Utah County used the same system for their 2019 primary and general elections. An independent audit revealed that every vote that was cast on the app was counted and counted correctly. These successful test cases are laying the groundwork for even larger expansions of the program in 2020.

With this vital switch, our elections become significantly more secure, accurate, and efficient. But right now, our election infrastructure is a sitting duck for manipulation. Our current lack of election integrity undermines the results of both local and national elections, fans the flames of partisanship, and zaps voter confidence in the democratic system. While there's never a silver bullet or quick fix to those kinds of things, blockchain voting would push us much closer to a solution than anything else.

Chris Harelson is the Executive Director at Prosperity Council and a Young Voices contributor.