Glenn Beck: Idle time

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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's Driver's License Suspended

Okay. We can do that or we can listen to the mayor of Minneapolis who says we shouldn't let our cars idle for more than three minutes. What? Yeah. Well, you know, you shouldn't let your cars let me get the exact quote because I think this is fantastic. I think this guy's got it down. City council and mayor R. T. Rybak approves changes on Friday to the vehicles, the city's vehicle idling ordinance. I'd hang myself if I lived in Minneapolis. I mean it. Mary Tyler Moore, little miss sunshine, would hang herself! She's only throwing her hat up in the air at the end so she can go and reach for the noose.

They approved changes on Friday to the city's vehicle idling ordinance that aims to reduce air pollution. Arghhh! The ordinance limits most vehicle idling to three minutes except in traffic.

Okay, let me ask you a question. When are you just letting your car run for 10 minutes? When it's in traffic. That's when you're letting it happen. Unless now, call me crazy, unless you want to start your car and warm it up. Then you let it idle for more than three minutes because you want the car to warm up a little bit before you go out. But you'd have to live in some place crazy. I mean, not everybody lives in a place like that. You've got to live in a place where it's 20 below frickin' zero! Can't think of a place like that. Oh, wait a minute. Minneapolis. Mary Tyler Moore in other news hung herself about 3:30 Friday afternoon. For the driver, the mayor says, reducing idling saves money. Oh, well, I didn't know that. Thank you, Mr. Mayor. "On the average a car will burn more than half a gallon of fuel for every hour spent idling." That's what's happening to all of my gas! I forget to turn the car off when I go in! Sometimes I just drive into my garage, you know, and just go inside the house. I forget to turn the car off. My kids, I've noticed, I left them sleeping in the car. They've been sleeping for an awfully long time now. I wonder if the two are connected! A car will burn more than half a gallon of fuel for every hour spent idling, is there any what we have 8 million listeners! Is there a soul that has left their car idling for an hour? "Yeah, I'm just going to run in, get some milk." Well, then we got to talking, next thing you know, I looked down at my watch, "It's 1:00 a.m.? What! I went into the store and it was 4:30 in the afternoon! Carol, I gotta run. My gas tank is empty. Did somebody take and siphon out all this gas?" Nobody's that stupid! "In these times of high gas prices," says Mayor Rybak, "In these times of high gas prices it's a way to save fuel. If you are sitting in an idling car, you are getting 0 miles to the gallon." Really? If I just turn on my car but leave it in park, I won't arrive at my destination? Wow, that's why he's the mayor and I'm not. I didn't know that. Zero miles to the gallon? Wait a minute. Mr. Mayor, let me ask you this. If I get into my car at my house and I turn the car on and then I leave it in park and I they the it idle for an hour, in my destination was my house, would I arrive at my destination?

Meanwhile, in other unrelated news, the mayor of Minneapolis' head blew up about 4:30 this afternoon. He asked me a question. His starting and ending place was the same. I didn't know how many miles to the gallon he got. He was just idling but he wanted to go some place. But where he wanted to go was the place that he started. I didn't know what to think (gunfire).

So we could build an oil refinery or we could turn our cars off. Which one I should choose. We have more than that choice. Fairbanks, Alaska, the mayor there wants to build a coal gasification plant. All right, Fairbanks, Alaska, build a coal gasification plant. So in other words, take coal, which we have three times the amount that oil of coal than Saudi Arabia has in oil, three times the amount. What do you say we live the high life? What do you say we live like they do in Dubai right now. I mean, we could do it. All we need to do is get the coal that they have. Wouldn't you like to carry the big machete things, walk around in little pointy curled slippers, robes? Yep, and we could just import a bunch of people to do all of our jobs? No, wait a minute, we already do that one. We're halfway there to being Saudi Arabians! All we have to do is get our coal! So the mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska says they want to build a coal gasification plant. So you have that choice. Or you could listen to the mayor of San Francisco. He says they're going to impose a modest fee of 4.4 cents per ton of carbon dioxide. Now, it probably won't be enough to force companies to reduce their emission but backers say it sets an important climate change and could serve as a model for regional air districts nationwide. That's great, 4.4 cents per ton of carbon dioxide? Oh, if I was just underinformed or noninformed, I would think, 4.4 cents per ton? That's no big deal. But unfortunately I read. So I know that they are already charging about 46 bucks a ton in Europe and already in Europe remember the politicians said, oh, it will never be more than 40 that's crazy talk! The headline on the Financial Times on Saturday was the Europeans are now saying it's got to be about $200 per ton of carbon dioxide. That way we can really stop global warming. By the way, at $200 per ton of carbon dioxide, it would cause the price of your car to go up dramatic everything is about five fold. They want to take the carbon dioxide emissions, charge you for what they're charging, five fold. They are saying this would make the price of hydrogen cars reasonable.

I just want to because I didn't explain this in the article, but oh, I called the mayor of Minneapolis and I said, could you explain this to me, Mr. Mayor? So I figured it out on my own because his head exploded. Here's what it means. If they're increasing the price of carbon dioxide emissions five fold and that will make the price of a hydrogen car and hydrogen technology look reasonable or more affordable is their exact word, that means this carbon tax doesn't lower the cost of a hydrogen car or hydrogen technology. It just makes it more affordable. So what that means is you're going to be paying a lot more for a hydrogen car, but that's going to be more reasonable than what you're going to pay for gasoline. No, I don't think that's the idea, no, uh uh, no, no. I think we should drill through the head of George Washington, we should employ those 1800 wait until I get to the unemployment figures. The unemployment went up. You haven't heard this in the mainstream media. They don't want you to know what's caused the unemployment rate to go from 5 to 5.5. Oh, but I will. Yes, and what's surprising is we talked about it, I think about a year and a half and we said, you know what, congress? If you do this, this will happen. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Guess who was right. Congress or common sense? I don't know. We should call up the mayor of crazy town in Minnesota. Oh, yeah.

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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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.

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