War of Ideas


The issue:


'Drilling in the ANWR'

What the liberal whiners say:

'Drilling in the ANWR will hurt the environment'


'Drilling in ANWR won't reduce the price at the pump ONE penny for at LEAST 10 years'


'Drilling in the Anwr won't make an impact on our foreign dependence'


'Drilling in the Anwr will only help Exxon make more money'


'And, what about the mating habits of the Caribou?'

Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments:




- Yes, Al Gore paints a picture of the ANWR drilling site that is stunningly beautiful. How dare we even THINK of damaging ANWR'S majestic mountain peaks and the unsurpassed splendor of its gorgeous valleys, with pools of spring water bubbling down the mountain side. Unfortunately, while this may accurately describe the incomparable beauty of Yosemite National Park, it has NO relation to the site for proposed drilling site in ANWR.

Just a tiny fraction, 1.5 million of the 19.5 million acres are to be used at all, and only 2,000 acres are to be used for the permanent infrastructure... the pipelines, oil wells, etc. There is virtually no chance that the environment will be harmed.

Here's a photo of the proposed drilling site:



Magnificent, isn't it?

- Ah, the "no-relief-for-10-years", argument. Since President Bush removed the Executive ban on off-shore drilling on the outer continental shelf a little over a week ago, the price of oil has dropped $25 per barrel!!!!! Just TALKING about domestic drilling drove down the price. The price at the pump has also decreased already. There are other factors, like a slightly strengthening dollar and the fact that suppliers are now worried about decreasing demand. However, the President's announcement got the ball rolling in the right direction, and probably, at least in part, caused some of the other factors to occur.

Imagine if Congress picked up the ball now, and did their job. And dare we even consider a day when we have an actual energy policy that includes domestic drilling in ANWR, or the newly discovered Bakken reserve in Montana, and South Dakota, building nuclear power, give tax breaks to companies who develop alternative forms of energy, etc? Not to mention the oil shale reserves in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Utah congressman, Chris Cannon, said that the estimate is that we have 4 TRILLION barrels of oil available there...more than in the entire Middle East. So much for not having an impact on our foreign dependence. ANWR alone, is expected to yield 876,000 barrels of oil, per day.

- Drilling in ANWR WILL make Exxon-Mobile or whatever oil company drills there, more money. AND? Your point? Is it now considered evil to make money in America? If they're willing to take the risk, survey the land, find the oil, put up the rigs, extract the oil from the ground, put it in the pipeline, deliver it to the refinery, and finally have it shipped to the gas pump, why shouldn't they make a profit? It's not a cheap process, and there's no guarantee of a huge payout in the end. As an example, there's an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, called Thunderhorse, operated by BP (British Petroleum), that before it pumped out even ONE OUNCE of crude oil, it cost BP, $7 BILLION. That's quite an investment. Thunderhorse is currently pumping around 43,000 barrels per day now, and eventually, they believe it will produce 250,000, but it won't be up to full capacity for more than 3 years. It's nowhere near profitable yet.

Big oil is getting hammered right now by Congress over their profits. But guess who profits more from the oil industry than even the oil industry? Yes, your government. According to the Tax Foundation, from 1977-2004, big oil made $643 billion in profits. Nice. During that same span, Federal and State governments made $1.343 TRILLION in tax revenues from big oil. Nicer. I think your liberal friends might be mad at the wrong people here.

- As for the mating habits of the caribou, thrown off of their amorous ways by unsightly oil rigs, I recommend...Caribou Viagra. Or Cialis. Or which one is it, that has the couple sitting outside in separate twin bathtubs, holding fingers across the porecelain as they gaze out over a majestically beautiful landscape...ANWR, perhaps? What the heck, have Exxon spring for Cialis, AND a couple Caribou tubs. Plus, maybe they should throw in a few speakers on the rigs to pipe in some Michael Buble. If that doesn't do it, the stinking Caribou don't deserve to procreate.

The Biden administration wants to fundamentally change our economy and they've made some truly game-changing moves in recent days, but you won't hear anyone in the mainstream media talking about it. If you want to know what the government doesn't want you to notice, pay attention to what the White House releases on Friday afternoons.

Last Friday afternoon — when fewer people would notice — the administration announced a new "comprehensive, government-wide strategy" to overhaul our nation's economy and protect us all from the "financial risks of climate change."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck reviewed Biden's new climate finance report and explained why he believes the administration's plans to fundamentally change the economy is "the most dangerous movement in the world right now."

Glenn started out by playing a video clip of White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters, "The President wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that" during a press briefing last week.

"That's interesting because what she just said is the exact language, almost a quote, from the people over at the Great Reset, the World Economic Forum," Glenn said of Psaki's statement.

"This is the most dangerous movement in the world right now. It is a direct shot, by a railgun, at liberty. And when I started talking about this, about a year and a half ago, the system went into overdrive to call it a conspiracy. ... This is how they shut people down. They isolate and alienate you by calling the opposition conspiracy theorists. Everything is a conspiracy. Well, there are some conspiracies out there. But you need to know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact."

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On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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