Glenn Beck: March to Socialism

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GLENN: Yes, comrades, as we march off to socialism many people will say, "Oh, Glenn, what kind of fearmonger are you. What, you don't like the furry hats with the red star on it?" I say, comrade, of course I do. I just want to mark our place in time. And here's the latest. A new Rasmussen report telephone survey found -- you ready? Dan, if I asked you how many Americans, what percentage of Americans would oppose the nationalization of our oil companies, Americans, what would you say is a reasonable number? They oppose it.

DAN: I would say 90? Only crazy activists would be on the other side of that.

GLENN: Yeah, it's a little, a little lower than that. A little lower.

DAN: 82?

GLENN: No, a little lower than that.

DAN: Gosh. 75?

GLENN: A little lower. We're talking about nationalizing, national -- doing what Chavez did in Venezuela, nationalizing the oil companies.

DAN: Somebody who could find a way to lose money in the oil business, I think the government could do it.

GLENN: Yeah.

DAN: I'll go down, 60%.

GLENN: 60%?

DAN: Yeah.

GLENN: A little lower than 60% of Americans that would oppose nationalizing our oil industry.

DAN: It can't be below 50. I think I'll --

GLENN: A little lower than 50.

DAN: No.

GLENN: A little lower than 50. It's actually 47% of Americans are now opposed to nationalizing our oil industry. And I think that is, seriously that's fantastic.

By the way, in a completely unrelated story, front page of yesterday's Wall Street Journal, my favorite quote from Barack Obama. He cited new economic forces to explain what appears like a return to older style big government Democratic platforms skeptical of market forces. He said, "Globalization and technology and automation will all weaken the position of workers." Hey, workers of the world, unite. "It will weaken the position of workers. He said a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably."

VOICE: More overwhelming evidence that we have destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon. On the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: Is that socialist figs or pigs?

You know, here's the thing. Could somebody just call up and just say, hey, Glenn, really want to socialize the oil companies because the government is so good at... fill in the blank. Go ahead. Just give me one thing. Give me one thing the government is really, really good at. Anything. Throw it my way. Go ahead. "Oh, defense." Really? Really? Have you forgotten about the $400 hammers and the $700 toilet seat? I know as a private businessman I've never purchased a $700 toilet seat. Maybe it's just me.

California Democrats are leading the way on green spending, but what do they have to show for it?

In this clip, Glenn discusses California's crippling energy shortage and pleas to its citizens to stop cooling their homes during the current heat wave. Elected officials want Californians to buy electric vehicles and stop charging them, leaving Glenn to deduce that California lawmakers want people to stay home.

California's grid is under such strain that it requires a power plant in Oakland that burns jet fuel to continue operating through the end of next year to keep the lights on. "That sounds green as crap, doesn't it?" Glenn snarked. Can Americans continue to shrug this off as only California’s problem? Well, between the 17 states who have bound themselves to California by law, how long will it be before the rest of America begins to feel the impact in their lives?

The average price for a gas-powered vehicle is approximately $48,000, while the average price for an electric car is more than $66,000. And according to a study from the Hoover Institution, California will have to double its grid to meet the EV demand.

Watch as Glenn walks through the challenges and the proposed "solutions" out of California.

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After tense negotiations between Amtrak, its workers, and the White House, Biden has announced that they've reached a "tentative deal" to avoid a national rail strike.

Reuters reported:

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak would resume normal operations Friday as it works to quickly restore canceled trains after a freight rail labor deal was announced, averting a rail shutdown.

"We're saved!" Glenn said on Thursday's radio program. Pay no attention to what was happening just a few months ago with this deal or the fact that it is nearing the midterms. Just stand in awe of the totally coherent Joe Biden and his unquestionable cognitive ability to intervene in negotiations with the union workers and save America.

"This is political theatre at its finest," Glenn said. In this video, Glenn performed a one-man political theater show and illustrated why some might be led to believe that the whole Amtrak debacle was strategically planned — and on International Democracy Day to boot.

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San Francisco Chronicle reported that catalytic converter thieves targeted police vehicles earlier this week.

According to police, at around 1 p.m. on Monday, an SFPD officer discovered that a catalytic converter had been stolen off of a police truck in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. A spokesperson said the officer later noticed multiple police vehicles had been hit by thieves.

No arrests have been made. Multiple officer injuries have been reported in connection to catalytic converter theft incidents.

As San Francisco police were targeted by catalytic converter thieves, House Rep. Nancy Pelosi was in D.C., along with President Joe Biden, and told the American people about the totally successful and not at all disastrous Inflation Reduction Act. Glenn Beck covered the spectacle on his radio program and called the gathering "the worst propaganda ever devised."

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