Glenn Beck: Cap 'n trade is near

GLENN: Joe, I asked you to find for me the -- Stu, you're not going to believe this.  You are not going to believe this.

I asked you to find for me the story so I just made sure that I had it backed up, of the companies that were you in drilling in the gulf and 50 miles off the shores of Key West.  Okay?  We're 50 miles off the coast of Key West.  China and India are drilling.

Now, Joe, tell me again exactly what you told me right -- you're not going to believe this.  He didn't even finish the sentence and I almost -- bloodshot out of my eyes!  Go ahead, Joe.  Tell everybody what you just told me.

Joe:  The stories about Russia -- excuse me -- about China and India drilling 50 miles off the coast of Florida are building drilling did he recollect Ricks there, they call it slant drilling which means not only could they tap into the natural gas and oil into the Cuban outer Continental Shelf, but it would also allow them arguably to drill into our natural gas that legally would be --

Glenn:  Slant drilling which I believe should be racist if you're doing that with China, but slant drilling, they can take the oil from underneath us and, yet, we're not doing a damn thing about it.  This is -- I can't take it anymore.

Stu:  What's amazing about this, too, Glenn is this is the same sort of technology they want to use in an war so they don't stop.  So, you obviously know they're going to be disturbing the environment.  In Anwar they can drill hole and drill all under the bottom there.  Fantastic.

Glenn:  This is absolutely incredible to me.  Everyone I talked to this weekend, everyone I talked to said, I can't do it anymore.  I don't know what -- I mean, I don't even know what to do.  May I ask you a question, America?  How are you doing it?  How are you taking your kids to ballet, to karate, to, you know, Little League, to soccer?  How are you running them to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, to the church on Sunday, to school, back and forth?  Most stay at home moms are not at home.  They're usually in the car shlepping the kids.  How are you affording it anymore?

I fill my car up twice a week because I -- because I commute.  My commute is so huge.  My commute is three hours a day.  So, with my commute I am now spending about $800 a month just on gas.  My total gas bill just for my vehicles is $1,400 a month.  Stu, how much is your gas bill?  You -- by the way, Stu takes mass transit.  His wife drives quite a distance, but he takes mass transit.  You drive 2 miles a day to get to the train station.  How much is your gas bill?

Stu:  We're approaching a thousand dollars a month, which is by the way, more than I was paying in rent as of 2002.

Glenn:  My father said to me, because he's in his own business and he said, Glenn, my gas bill is now approaching the top line of all of my expenses.  He's an insurance guy.  I said, Dad, it's going that way with everyone.  Gas is going to be the top line expense with everyone.

I mean, food is not magically going up because of, you know, oh, gee, it's hard to, you know, make a bagel now.  Food is going up because of fuel.  Fertilizer, fuel, delivery, ethanol, all of the things that Congress has done and do you know what I've been saying for awhile?  Stu, are you with me yet when I say --

Stu: .  Here we go.

Glenn:  Are you with me yet when I say this country is disenfranchised.  You've been with me on that one for awhile.

Stu:  Sure, sure.

Glenn:  The people in Congress are not listening to us.

Stu:  13 percent approval rating of Congress.

Glenn:  They're not listening.

Stu:  Yeah.

Glenn:  Are you with me yet that if we continue down this path, if we continue down the path of -- they're debating cap and trade.  It's going to cost $1.50 more per gallon.  This is what they're working on, cap and trade.

Stu:  Uh‑huh.

Glenn:  Now, it's not going to pass this time around, but you watch because all three, all three presidential candidates are for cap and trade, which will add $1.50 per gallon for your gasoline.  The EPA estimates it will take 1.1 to $2.8 trillion out of our GDP.  70 percent of our GDP is consumer spending.  That means to take $2.8 trillion out of the GDP it means that you have $2.8 trillion or about, what, 70 percent of that, 1.5, $1.8 trillion less to spend.  It means it stops you from spending because you don't have any money left and this is what they're doing.  I'm telling you.  Pitch forks are coming.

Are you with me that if we continue down this road, pitch forks are coming?

Stu:  Not at all.  Look at these things, Glenn.  These things are generally seen at popular by the people.  They are not informed enough to know and this is because of the media.  The media doesn't discuss the costs of these things.  So, people --

Glenn:  Stu, Stu.

Stu:  -- haven't even considered them yet.

Glenn:  When people find out -- and do you know what?

Stu:  When do they find out?

Glenn:  They will find out because you cannot control information anymore.  You can't control information.  Listen to me.

Stu:  They do a good job of it right now.

Glenn:  Do you know what?  Because we're fat and lazy, what was -- what was it I told you before September 11th, when we were all fat and lazy and everybody was talking about technology and I said, I warn you, I warn you, what were the elements that I said?  Do you recall at all?

Stu:  I'm sure when you say them, but you told me a lot of things.  Most of them I've tried to forget.

Glenn:  I told you all you have to do is create fear and hunger.

Stu:  Yes, you've definitely said that.

Glenn:  Fear and hunger.  We've got fear.  The war is going.  You've got fear.  You're creating hunger now.  When you put hunger into this, because people are not afraid of -- by the way, is anybody in television going to announce this is the lowest casualty rate of the entire war?  This last month the lowest casualty rate of the entire war.  Oh, it's a quagmire, isn't it?

Stu:  Unreal.  But that's what I'm talking about.

Glenn:  But wait a minute.  See, that doesn't matter.  It doesn't matter.  People aren't seeking out that information.  They're going to seek out the information about gas because it affects them.  Food prices, it affects them.  The media can say whatever you want, but when I say to you China is 50 miles off the coast of Florida building a platform right now along with India, building a platform that includes slant drilling, so it's 50 miles off our shores, they're taking the oil from Cuba's property and they're also slant drilling into our property or they have the capability of doing that and we are not drilling on our own property, people will say enough of it.

Stu:  I mean, but -- this is the problem here with this.  You're right.  They will say enough of it, but when they get that information, it's going to be coming, I hope, from sources that can be trusted, but you look at these things, Glenn.  There's so many of these -- we're still fighting about tax -- we're still fighting about universal health care.

Glenn:  Listen to me.  Listen to me.

Stu:  The information isn't getting to the people.

Glenn:  Universe sat health care, because universal health care is too complex for people to understand.

Stu:  So is cap and trade.  Intentionally, intentionally.

Glenn:  Yes.  Cap and trade is.  Drilling for your own resources is not.  The shale in Colorado is not.  I mean, we're going up for the oil sands up in Canada.  They're doing it with the oil sands.  They won't let us take shale.  Listen.  Here's what you need to know.  In 2007 congressional democrats led an effort which became law to prevent the department of interior from enacting new rules for commercial oil shale leases until at least October 2008.  The republicans in May this year tried to get around it saying, okay.  Can we stop this?  Let's go after the shale.  Well, they didn't do it.  They didn't go after the shale.  The democrats are still saying, no, no, no.  The mountains are too important.  Put the mountain back.  Coast off of Florida and California, President Clinton, no, no, no.  Cannot drill anything off our shores until 2012.  Here is what's at stake:  The outer continental shelf moratorium, the at LAN tack ocean, the outer continental shelf moratorium, Pacific Ocean, outer continental shelf moratorium, Gulf of Mexico.  And even a congressional ban on doing an analysis of the resource potential for oil and gas in the Atlantic, Pacific and the eastern gulf.  We can't even say can we look into it.  Congress has said no.  Then the Anwar.  Back in 1995 President Clinton vetoed it.  It is 700 miles away from a tree.  700 miles away from a tree.

Oil, when he vetoed this, was $19 a barrel.  He said we didn't need the oil that much.  New technology was right around the corner and it would be until 2007 until we got the oil.  So, it was going to take us way too long.  Now oil is -- let me see here -- $125 a barrel, up from $19 a barrel.  We would have been pumping that oil out now.  They say, well, there's not that much oil to get, yet.  Here's a solution in the paper:  Try this solution.  See if this doesn't make blood shoot out of your eyes.  This is quite possibly my favorite solution.  Ready?  They don't want to go into Anwar.  No, that's not go in Anwar.  Let's not go off of our own chest.  Let's set China do it but not us.  Let's not go in and take the shale in the mountains.  Let's go to the take coal.  We're three times the size of Saudi Arabia in coal to oil, three times.  We're going up to Canada and buying it from them, but we won't do it ourself.  Here's a solution.  Are you ready?  Empty out the strategic petroleum reserves.  Empty out the strategic oil reserves.  It's now holding 700 million barrels of oil.  That's nothing to sneeze at.  We're at war in the Middle East.  Empty out the strategic oil reserve?  Are we intentionally trying to destroy ourselves?

By the way, if you go to buy a new car, if you go to buy a new car, it's going to cost you about $2,000 extra.  Now, why?  We're having a hard time selling cars.  Detroit is having problems.  Why would cars go up $2 -- I mean $2,000 per vehicle?  Because the trains are overloaded, because we can't afford to ship products by air anymore, because the airlines are becoming obsolete, the airlines cost too much money to ship things.  So, people think, well, I'll just ship it by train.  Well, now the Chicago -- the backlog on the trains in Chicago is so enormous, it's costing $2,000 extra per car to get it onto a train.

By the way, the airlines, they announced last week, the people who sell the jet fuel to the airlines, the airlines are in such precarious positions for the first time ever, they're being told, by the way, you have to pay cash for everything.  We used to have a -- they had a 20‑day turn around.  They would give you the jet fuel and the airlines had 20 days to pay it off.  That means the people who are selling the airlines' fuel think they're not good for 20 days.  They want cash.

We are in a precarious situation and what is Congress doing today?  Cap and trade?  Something that -- to protect the environment?  I'm telling you, I don't know how much carbon torches give off, but the environment is going to weep one of these days because I think Americans are going to light torches and grab pitch forks and head to Washington and tell these clowns, get the hell out!  But maybe it's just me.  What do I know?

TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

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The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

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Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

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Here are some of the knee-jerk reactions that the media had to this Jessie Smollett hoax, from Insider Edition, CNN, E! News, Headline News, CNBC, TMZ, to name a few:


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And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:



Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

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Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

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The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.