Glenn Beck: Pelosi solves energy crisis


Book link: Know Your Power

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. We go to the Obama campaign now and Honky Whitesville who is with us. Hello, Honky.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Hello, Glenn, how are you? Thank you again nor having me on your program.

GLENN: You are the liaison to the white community?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: I'm Barack Obama's white liaison. You have to remember white people don't have to be afraid. You see, Barack Obama looks different than other Presidents and has a funny name and I know that's why you won't vote for him but you have to remember he has white friends. So it's okay.

GLENN: And that's what you're here to remind us?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, that's part of it. But you have to remember, too, that he's also

GLENN: Don't you think this is a little I mean of the campaign, don't you think this is a little shallow? Aren't you really saying that America is a racist nation just by saying things like, you know, we won't vote for him because he's black?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, no one has ever said that. We are just saying you won't vote for him because he looks different and has a funny name, it's completely different. I don't know what you're saying when you say it has something to do with his race. We've never said that.

GLENN: But what do you mean he looks different? I mean, John McCain looks different than I do, too.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: No, he doesn't. He looks exactly, they all look alike. All the white people look alike.

GLENN: But see, now you are bringing race into it.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: I don't know why you keep bringing race up.

GLENN: What is the point? Why are you calling?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: A lot of people are commenting, I'm sure you've heard the talk that the Democrats have solved the oil crisis.

GLENN: No, that's one point I haven't heard yet. They solved the energy crisis?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yeah. Oil prices were high. Remember that? Since then Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have reconsidered supporting offshore drilling and prices have dropped by $30 a barrel.

GLENN: Wait a minute. So weren't you on this program saying that when George Bush said I'm going to remove the federal ban on

HONKY WHITESVILLE: George tell me what part of this is wrong. Oil prices high, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama start talking about oil and now it's low. I mean, now it's pretty much free. I mean, you go to any gas station. There's too much gas at the tanks. They can't give you the gas fast enough. That's the biggest problem we're facing today.

GLENN: Okay. So this is Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama that have solved this?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yes. Not just talking about oil. It's deeper than that. It's also intelligent conservation. For example, think about a book, okay? You take trees, you murder them, you ship them to a factory, you refine them into paper, you ship the paper to a warehouse, then to another factory where the books are printed. Then transport them to another warehouse where they await distribution and hundreds of trucks, shipping to thousands of individual bookstores where the people buy them and individually bring them to maybe millions of houses and it takes a lot of energy for that entire process.

GLENN: So you're saying that

HONKY WHITESVILLE: So how are you going to solve that?

GLENN: How?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Enter Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi, if she had written a book that was in any way readable, she could have sold a lot of copies, tens of thousands of copies. But instead she dedicated herself to write one of the biggest flops in literary history to save her energy future. Think about the damage.

GLENN: So wait a minute. You are saying that wait a minute. You are saying that she intends

HONKY WHITESVILLE: She humiliated herself for this country.

GLENN: You are saying is that the background of the office there?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: I don't know, there's somebody, there is a guy delivering a package and he definitely doesn't understand energy.

GLENN: So what you're saying is Nancy Pelosi intentionally wrote one of the worst books ever written, maybe it is, maybe it isn't. I, nor anybody else in America has read it.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yeah, that's the point.

GLENN: But it is that she either wrote it intentionally bad or she wrote something about like, you know, having principles when she has no principles. You know what I mean?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yeah.

GLENN: It would be like me writing a book on my experience as an African American.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Uh huh.

GLENN: I don't have one.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Right, exactly, yeah. Because you're yeah. This is I mean, you have to think about the dedication here. This is a woman who will, for the country, write one of the worst pieces of crap ever written, on a national stage embarrass herself in front of millions of Americans for this country. Now, think about this. The amazing thing is not only is Nancy saving energy with her awful, awful book, her terrible embarrassment of a book.

GLENN: Are you really with the Obama campaign?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Of course I am.

GLENN: Okay.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Why would you question?

GLENN: Well, I'm just thinking, Honky Whitesville, I mean, that sounds a little suspicious but then you seem to be a little you seem to be harping on the quality of the book.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, I am pointing out that she did intentionally write the worst book ever written. But if she didn't write such a terrible, horrible failure of a book, she wouldn't have been able to save that energy. But beyond that she's actually creating energy as well. This is absolutely fascinating.

GLENN: How is she doing that?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: There are tens of thousands of her books that have absolutely no hope of being sold.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Okay.

GLENN: No chance.

GLENN: Right.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: It's never going to happen. Tens of thousands of copies of this booger just sitting in a warehouse.

GLENN: Well, maybe they would be sold.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Zero chance, no.

GLENN: Somebody's got to say maybe my couch is uneven and buy that book.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: It would just bring a bad aura into your home, okay?

GLENN: Maybe there's somebody who is so cold in the winter because they can't afford the high gas prices, they are so cold, they don't even have a fireplace but they're like, "Honey, I was walking down the street. They were handing these books out for free and they said just normally we're against book burnings but this one should be burned."

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Bingo, Glenn, you're absolutely right. This is what she did. She made tens of thousands of these books, made them completely unsellable. Did I mention they are unreadable, you couldn't do it if you tried to read it, it's that horrible?

GLENN: Yes, yes.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Now there's tens of thousands that we can burn to create energy. If you just burned all of Nancy Pelosi's unsold books, you could power all of San Diego for 11 1/2 months.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Wait a minute.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Even could electrify the border fence.

GLENN: Hold on just hold on just a second. You're actually, this is the Obama campaign, you're advocating book burning?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, for our energy future, this is what the Obama campaign is about, securing our energy future by burning Nancy Pelosi's unsold books.

GLENN: But wouldn't, wouldn't the output of carbon from burning those books, because ink I'm sure you know being in the Obama campaign.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yes.

GLENN: Ink is very environmentally unfriendly.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Of course I know that. Why would you say I didn't know it? I mean

GLENN: Well, because you are advocating burning of books.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, you have, this is it's all about you have to take a reasoned, logical stance on this and look at the risk and reward.

GLENN: Okay.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yes, we may do some damage to the environment in the short term, but the positive is no one reads this horrible book. It's horrible. No one will buy this book. This is an utter failure.

GLENN: But wait a minute. It's called Know Your Power, a Message to America's Daughters. It's about how she did (laughing). It's a book about how she did it. Honky, are you there? Are you there, Honky?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yes, I'm here.

GLENN: Are you okay?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yes. I dropped the phone.

GLENN: It's how she did it

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Did you know, and this is a fact that people don't know, if you stacked all of the, all of the Nancy Pelosi unsold books up on top of each other and you climbed to the top of it, you'd have to duck because you might hit your head on the space station.

GLENN: That many unsold books?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: That many. If you just

GLENN: How many has she sold? You must be exaggerating. For instance, my book has been out for a year, almost a year.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: And you hurt the environment with all those copies.

GLENN: Right. And we printed them on extra heavy, extra expensive paper, too, with lots of ink on every page.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Each page murdered another tree.

GLENN: Now this book has been out, it was on the New York Times best selling list for 18 weeks.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Right.

GLENN: Now it's nowhere to be found. We sold

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Hundreds of thousands of copies.

GLENN: Right. But last week we sold, like, 2500 copies.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Right. Because it's been out for almost a year.

GLENN: How many, how many copies has Nancy Pelosi's book sold? Last week, what is it, second week out?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Less.

GLENN: What?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Less.

GLENN: No, but she was on the she's on vacation now but she's working.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, she's doing a book tour meaning that people are coming out, or in theory, are coming out to meet her and buy her book. So you'd think she would sell a lot of copies. But that's how horrible she made this book, Glenn. It's like, think about it this way. If a good Nancy Pelosi book is a plate of nachos, this is like pouring rat poison on the nachos. So you are not going to want to eat the nachos.

GLENN: I see what you're saying. I see what you're saying.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Our energy future has been locked down by Nancy Pelosi's pathetic writing.

GLENN: All right. Well, thank you very much.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: And I doubt she wrote any of it anyway.

GLENN: All right.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: She probably just farmed that puppy out. Worked out pretty well for her.

GLENN: Thank you very much. Honky Whitesville from the Obama campaign. 

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First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

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Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


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But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

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John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


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Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


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A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

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When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

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"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

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-AND-

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Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


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At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


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Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

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This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

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It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.