Glenn Beck: Redford's new weapon


The Glenn Beck Program published this, An open letter to Robert Redford, after the 2004 Presidential Election. Read it as a PDF file here...

GLENN: Now, speaking of Robert Redford, he has been -- quoting from an NPR article. Don't ask me why I'm reading NPR. Let's not investigate that too deeply. Robert Redford has been, quote, fighting on behalf of the environment for more than 30 years, from producing documentary films about solar power to lobbying congress. Really? That's fighting on behalf of the -- producing documentary films about solar power? You know I was just at Sundance. Sundance, great place, beautiful place. Really, really spectacular. You know what I loved about Sundance was the environmentally friendly soap that they were using in the soap dishes. No, it was really good. No, it was -- Tania said, "I love this soap. It's environmentally friendly." And then we ran out and so we had to go down and it was hard -- because there's all these little cabins and everything all around and we stayed the weekend there and we were, you know, driving around. I got lost and so I had to go to the Sundance place and luckily they helped me find the way back to the cabin. They had one of those, you know, those big SUVs. In fact, they had a lot of them. They're beautiful, too. Stu, have you seen the new Lexus SUV?

STU: No, no, no, you're thinking of something else. You are thinking of another story because this was -- you were talking about Sundance and Robert Redford, and Robert Redford for the Earth for decades, he's been producing documentaries about solar -- no, no, but solar panels.

GLENN: No, no, I didn't see any solar panels there but they had these great SUVs from Lexus, they had a whole fleet of them. They were great and they take you up to the cabins and go around.

STU: Glenn, you are embarrassing yourself. This is Sundance, Robert Redford.

GLENN: Yeah, Robert Redford, Sundance, yeah.

STU: What you saw was a wind powered car.

GLENN: No, it's weird, I didn't see any wind-power there, either. Lots of electricity, tons of electricity going on. Just pumping up -- and you should see. They're building these new houses up there. They are spectacular. There's this one place where they cut down all these trees and they built this really -- huh?

STU: No, no, they didn't cut down the trees. They're part of the natural landscape and --

GLENN: No, no, they cut them down and there was this gigantic house. I think this thing must have been at least --

STU: 500 square feet or something to save energy.

GLENN: No, it was like 10,000 square feet. I think it was a vacation home. But it was 10,000 square feet. So if you had the money to buy a place like that, you could just take your private jet and just fly into the area. You can take -- I don't know if Sundance does this with their SUVs or you just have to call for a car service but you have the car service or the Lexus SUV from Sundance meet you at the airport, you drive 20 minutes into the beautiful mountains. I mean, it is spectacularly beautiful. And then you just take that SUV right up into that 10,000 square foot vacation home and it's -- and I don't know if the vacation home comes with the soap that is organically, you know, organic and environmentally friendly or you have to buy it.

STU: So you're saying it's -- I mean, I thought you, for a minute I thought you were trying to make some, you know, point against Robert Redford but now I understand you're saying he's just offsetting with the organic soap.

GLENN: Yeah. There was organic, like, salsa, too, I think. I'm not kidding you. I think I had organic salsa. And it was -- again we just took one of the SUVs down to the bottom of the hill and then got some of it. But anyway --

STU: Are you sure you don't mean took the Prius?

GLENN: No, I didn't see a Prius there. Anyway, I was talking about Robert Redford. You know, he's been lobbying congress, you know, flying back and forth to Washington and stuff to fight for the environment. By the way, may I just have an ADD moment? Have you seen the cost of the Democratic National Convention? You know they're doing all the green stuff, everything has to be green, all the coffee has to be green, all the cups have to be green. You know, they're making sure there's tricolored food because it looks healthier and everything else. They actually have a green of the convention president or head of -- that is overseeing how green it is. Can I ask you something? Is it just me that thinks they should just do like a teleconference. Why don't they just do something like on the Internet where they have all the convention delegates just on the Internet? Because that's new technology. I know the Democrats are looking for new technology. That's new technology that they could use today. You know, why drill? Why drill? Why not use the new technology that we have today to hold your convention instead of having everybody fly in from all over the country. It's great.

Anyway, Robert Redford has decided that he's got a new venture and a new venue for environmental activism. It is called Slam Poetry. I don't even know what slam poetry is. Does anybody know what slam poetry is? Do you know what slam poetry is, Stu?

STU: That's the thing that cures the Earth, right?

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Yeah, it is. Robert Redford is now venturing into poetry to help fight global warming. I just have to say it's a good thing, for Osama Bin Laden, that Robert Redford isn't, you know, the head of the team that's looking for Osama Bin Laden so seriously because, you know, I can hear him right now, vicious, vicious. He's like, guys, he's still out there; write some more poems, damn it, haikus, sonnets, something, hunt the man down. Because that's really what's going to -- whew.

I guess this is what we should expect from Robert Redford. I mean, it is the guy who brought us The Horse Whisperer. If I remember that right, it was a nine hour movie about -- I don't remember what it was about, but I remember that the camera was zooming in to the horse's face for about 90% of the time and I think you were supposed to think -- did anybody remember the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull? It was kind of like that except for dull. I would have gotten up and laughed but by the time I realized this thing just isn't going to get any better -- have you ever had your butt fall asleep to where you've been sitting so long and your butt falls asleep and then all of a sudden your legs don't work and you know you're going to, like, fall down as soon as you get up? That's what it was. I was watching the horse whisperer and I'm like, my butt hurts so bad because it's dead asleep. So I had to sit there and try to wake my butt up before I left and by then it was into the fifth hour and you just, you've got to see how the thing ends by then.

Anyway, Robert Redford said words are just words without action, but I think what we're seeing here today with these poets is the beginning of action. Bob, I'm not a poet but I'm not sure that the first quote, words are just words without action, it didn't really help explain why you're writing poems about global warming, you know, and how it's a helpful thing. I -- poems are just words. They are. I'm pretty sure that poems are just words. Government officials, you know, barely act when they're being jabbed with pitchforks. I mean, I really seriously have talked to somebody about making me a torch. Now, I know I've got a lot of extra time on my hands. You know what I mean? You know, you're working. Me, I'm thinking things like that: I need a torch; where do you get a torch. I've actually seriously discussed with somebody, how do we make a torch. We're making torches and buying pitchforks! Do you think a poem is going to do anything, I mean besides brainwash our kids. Oh, maybe that's the point. He says, I think what you're seeing here is the beginning of action. Redford said, "We're going to see the children take this to the next level." Bob, how do you sleep at night? How do you sleep at night? I mean, if global warming was really so bad, so horrible, going to kill us in the next five minutes, you know, if we don't act and we're all gonna die, shouldn't we be doing more than writing poetry? I mean, seriously. "Well, yeah, Glenn, that's why we're doing slam poetry." Oh, I'm sorry.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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