Insiders listen here to Stu's exclusive report on the Polar Bear live from the Arctic Circle.
CALLER: Yeah, I'd like to know how I can get a hold of the information that you were talking about yesterday about the polar bears and the sea ice because my local news channel has jumped on the polar bear bandwagon.
GLENN: Yeah, of course they have.
CALLER: I'd like to be able to send them the information that you were talking about yesterday and write them a letter.
GLENN: All right. Stu, do you have the -- can you write something up or put some links in the newsletter today?
STU: Sure, no problem.
GLENN: Are you a free newsletter subscriber?
GLENN: Okay, just go to -- you have access to the Internet?
GLENN: Just go to the Internet, go to the front page of GlennBeck.com. And it will say "Free e-mail newsletter." And then type in your e-mail address and then you'll get the newsletter. And if you just want it for today, you can unsubscribe just at the bottom of it. But you just put that on there and then Stu will include it in today's. Can you do it today, Stu in
STU: I believe so, yeah. I wrote a --
GLENN: Yes or no?
STU: Well, I don't have it confirmed yet. You asked me eight seconds ago.
GLENN: Did you not learn anything from Yoda? There is no try. Do or do not. You are not going to try. "Yes, Glenn, I'll do it."
STU: The last "Star Wars" movie I saw was him going into the wilderness to hide for 50 years. Great advice, Yoda.
GLENN: Yes or no!
STU: I believe so. I believe that we can do this. Yeah, we'll get it.
GLENN: Dale, we'll get it for you.
STU: If I can't do the thing I want to do which I would like to wait to confirm. If I can't do that, I'll put something crappy in there. How about that?
GLENN: Hey, Joe? Hang on just a second, Dan. Is your office like this, Dale?
GLENN: Joe, come over here for a second.
STU: You know what's interesting is William Shatner didn't know the people on his staff who hated him. You definitely do.
GLENN: Well, they're all -- that's my staff.
STU: It's your paycheck list.
GLENN: Who hates you? "My staff."
Joe, do you know who we have on the polar bear thing tonight yet? Have you heard? Because I wanted either an attorney that was going to talk about how this is going to be an absolute cottage industry, or I asked for somebody from the White House to tell me, give me their excuse on what were they thinking on this. Do you know who we have yet?
JOE: I'm not sure. I spoke with Rodney George yesterday from Houston. And he gave us a few names but I'm not sure.
GLENN: What was his initial gut reaction to this? Did you get a chance to talk to him about it?
JOE: Just briefly.
GLENN: You don't want to characterize?
JOE: Not for him, have him speak for himself but he did give us a few names.
GLENN: Okay, good. We're going to cover this tonight. We'll have more on it later on in the radio broadcast as well. The polar bear thing, in case you don't know what we're talking about, a judge in California, what a surprise, said that the government had to decide whether or not they were going to be on the endangered species list. If they put them on the endangered species list, it means that there's no drilling up in Alaska, there's no drilling up in the Arctic circle, there's no -- you can go after GM for not having cars that, you know, get 75 miles to the gallon, you can go after businesses and energy companies and everything else because of global warming. The White House has decided that they were going to not make him an endangered species because how can you, because they've gone from 5,000 in 1972 to 25,000 in population. So how do you call that an endangered species? It's going the wrong direction. They called them a what? Threatened?
STU: Threatened, yeah.
GLENN: Threatened species.
STU: They actually -- and this is what I was trying to -- I was talking to some people over at television yesterday about this is essentially -- the way I'm reading it is it's endangered light almost. It's basically they are saying they put provisions in there specifically to protect these businesses and they have said -- they actually did say that they want to make sure that this is not taken as a way to legislate climate change. So they put provisions in there to try to limit that, which is what they're trying to do.
GLENN: Joe -- hang on. Joe is an attorney. He now works for us because that wasn't working out well for him. But he -- no, I mean, he worked for the -- clerked for the Supreme Court and did work in the White House and everything else. Come here. Joe, give me just, as an attorney -- because this is the first question. Because I got this news as I walked off the set last night, and the first thing I did and I is I looked at Joe and I said, Joe, it doesn't matter what anybody says; aren't there attorneys that are going to be up all night tonight having celebrations because this opens the door? Now an attorney just has to kick down the door.
JOE: That's 100% -- if we weren't concerned about that, they wouldn't have put the language into their statement saying, we're going out of away to say we're going to make this easy for business. And why would they put that in there unless they were worried about --
GLENN: A cottage industry.
STU: There's no doubt they are frightened about it. I mean, in the statement they said,
While the legal standards under the Endangered Species Act compel me to list the polar bear as threatened, I want to make clear that this listing will not stop global climate change or prevent any sea ice from melting. Any real solution requires action by all major economies for it to be effective. That's why I'm taking administrative and regulatory action to make certain the ESA isn't abused to make global warming policies.
GLENN: This is really, really, really not a good thing.