Glenn Beck: Dem's laugh off Gustav




Don Fowler Amused by New Orleans Hurricane



Michael Moore Thanks God for Hurricane Gustav

GLENN: Also, something else that I find absolutely incredible. Can we play the audio, please, of Michael Moore on Keith Olbermann. Here's the dynamic duo.

MOORE: Good evening, Keith, thanks for having me back. I was just thinking, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in heaven. To have it planned at the same time. I

GLENN: Stop. We don't need to hear anymore. Here is Michael Moore laughing about Gustav. I mean, I love the fact that the only time there's proof that there's a God is when he kills a bunch of people, apparently for an election. Can you imagine? I mean, what was it after 9/11 when somebody came out and said who was it that came out and said was it Falwell that came out and said, this is punishment, yet it's a funny joke when they say it. They are, of course, the party of real compassion, but behind the scenes and now apparently in front of the camera, and nobody seems to care, they can say whatever they want. They can joke about people dying as a payback during the election. It's amazing.

Now, the former chair of the DNC, he was the chairperson of the DNC between 1995 and 1997. His name is Donald Fowler. He was on a plane and he was coming back from the convention and this audio is very, very difficult to hear, but we should include this in the newsletter today so you can actually see it, but here is the audio of him on the plane talking about the hurricane.

(Audio plays).

GLENN: Okay. What he's saying here is, plus I think the hurricane's going to hit, and he starts to laugh New Orleans about the time the Republicans start. The timing, at least as it appears now, it will be there on Monday. That just demonstrates that God is on our side. You want to talk about arrogance, it's not just the arrogance that he would say something like this but he would also say it in a public space on an airplane coming back from the convention. I don't know, but he's probably not the only political person on the plane. Sitting right behind him is Caleb Howe. He's from redstate.com and Caleb is on the phone with us. And Caleb, you are the guy, you were sitting right behind Fowler.

HOWE: I was.

GLENN: How did that did you switch seats? How did that happen?

HOWE: That was just coincidence. I was just sitting in my seat and Congressman Spratt sat directly in front of me and Fowler sat across the aisle in front of me.

GLENN: Okay. And did you have like a little Flip Video or how did you record this?

HOWE: Just a handheld camera, you know, a single shot camera.

GLENN: Okay. So you're and did you position it some place? Where did you position the camera?

HOWE: I just, yeah, I just sat it right on my knee. You know, when they came on the plane, they were clearly holding the audience, speaking very loud. Fowler was the one to whom all they were deferring and they were putting on a show. So I thought, well, this is going to be good. So I pulled out my camera and turned it on.

GLENN: Okay. And how much conversation happened prior to what you captured?

HOWE: Just a few minutes. Mostly trashing Sarah Palin.

GLENN: And what were they saying about Sarah Palin?

HOWE: Congressman Spratt called her just terrible. Fowler said she really had nothing to offer; they picked her just because she was a female, she was he called her Quayle on steroids.

GLENN: All right. So you had that. And then you heard Fowler say what he said.

HOWE: That's right.

GLENN: And what was the describe the scene a little bit.

HOWE: Well, you know, he had people sitting around turned paying attention to him and he was putting on his big show and he started laughing and everybody said along with. And, you know, when he said this is just proof that God is on our side, everybody was nodding in agreement and chuckling to themselves widely and everybody generally seemed to accept the premise.

GLENN: Did you ever introduce yourself?

HOWE: I did not, no. Although Congressman Spratt's wife did notice my Reagan shirt I was wearing at the time and give me a funny look. So...

GLENN: Now, you went right away and you posted this video.

HOWE: Correct.

GLENN: And then you were called how long was it before you were called a right wing nut job?

HOWE: A little less than 48 hours. It was about a day and a half.

GLENN: So it took a day and a half for them to come up with something as clever as that.

HOWE: That's right.

GLENN: So all you did, all you did was post the video of them saying, "God is on our side, that's why he's sending a hurricane to New Orleans" and you're the nut job.

HOWE: That's right.

GLENN: Just wanted to make sure I got that right.

HOWE: Yeah, that's exactly how it happened.

GLENN: Caleb, what has has there been any actual reaction from this other than just name calling? Has there been any reaction on either side? What are people saying?

HOWE: Well, I mean, I'm up here in St. Paul and a lot of people have seen the video. Most of the people who I'm with think he was being a real jerk, and the South Carolina GOP chairman made a statement. So, you know, it's got a little bit of splash. But you don't see a lot of outrage, certainly not online. I mean, you go to the left wing websites, they are not on there decrying him the way it would be if it was a reverse situation.

GLENN: Sure. Can you even imagine, imagine.

HOWE: I know, imagine that.

GLENN: Caleb, what do you think of the you know, the blog, the blogosphere is just on fire today and has been all weekend with Sarah Palin.

HOWE: It is, yes.

GLENN: And the pictures of her daughter which came out over the weekend. And I mean, I looked at it. My wife and I, we sat next to each other and we were looking at the Internet and we looked at the pictures and I mean, I think my wife almost broke out in tears. And I did as well as a dad. Then I come to find out that the pictures that they were showing of Sarah Palin's daughter were two years old. So not even possible that she was even pregnant at the time. So her daughter just had a little belly fat there.

HOWE: Right, right, which they were shredding her for online.

GLENN: Absolutely unbelievable. As a blogger, where's the line here, Caleb?

HOWE: Well, you know, I mean, this story originated at Daily Coast and my experience is they really don't have a line if it involves Republicans. I mean, they will cross any line. They will certainly attack a 17 year old if they think it's going to benefit them in even a small way during the election which is you know, which is exactly what they did.

GLENN: Do you believe that there's a line? Is there something that you have come across, let's say on the other sredstate.comide that you've said and don't tell me what it is, but you've said, absolutely not.

HOWE: I've never come across anything like that, but I know there is a line and I think most of the bloggers on our side, certainly at redstate know that there's a line that we wouldn't cross. This is one of those. I mean, we certainly wouldn't be attacking a child and saying, "You know, I don't know, she's pretty fat, she must have been pregnant, I think Sarah Palin's a liar."

GLENN: Unbelievable.

HOWE: When they have to know it was a ridiculous story but they posted it anyway.

GLENN: They are not even saying "We think." They're saying "We know."

HOWE: Right.

GLENN: In fact, I just read something from Andrew Sullivan from The Atlantic and he is I mean, he is just he's demanding the medical records for Trig. He is saying, let's have them, let's let us talk to the obstetrician, let's have the medical records. Oh, my gosh, you've got to be kidding me.

HOWE: He's really gone off the edge. You know, he's in the tank for Obama so bad that that's his new religion and I mean, I'm not even surprised with anything Sullivan does anymore.

GLENN: All right. Well, Caleb, just unbelievable video and, of course, that's not going to get any you know, it's not going to get the kind of play that it would be if that video were having the Republicans say something like that.

HOWE: That's right. Of course not.

GLENN: Yeah. All right, Caleb, thanks a lot.

HOWE: Thank you.

GLENN: You bet, bye bye. That's from redstate.com.

On the Basis of Sex. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you probably didn't expect those five words to come out of me this morning. No, that's not my version of a clickbait headline to get you to pay attention — although that probably just happened — but this is the title to the new movie based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Progressives and liberals have been hovering over YouTube like a pack of rabid wolves, anxiously awaiting the first trailer to drop. And — three days — they got their wish. Something in the last few seconds caught my ear. Watch:

Now my first thought after hearing that went something like this: The word "freedom" is literally the fifth frigging word in the first sentence of the First Amendment. It shows up for the second time just two sentences later. How do you screw that up? I always assumed that liberal Hollywood movie makers had never really read the Constitution, but this is just sad.

But my second thought was that maybe they don't consider the Bill of Rights actually part of the Constitution. However, according to the National Constitution Center, the Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution — not a separate document — when it was ratified in 1791. This is rather easy to fact check, so there's really no excuse here.

But then I had another thought. Either liberal Hollywood forgot that the Constitution changed in 1791, or they actually prefer the vaguer pre-1791 version of the Constitution where God-given rights can be excluded if the state so pleases. Think about it. The Bill of Rights is the single greatest roadblock to the radical Left's "progress." Do you hate the fact that private gun ownership encourages self reliance and personal freedom? Do you also hate the fact that dissenting views, opinions and speech can't be silenced and crushed? Then the Bill of Rights is a clear and present danger to your agenda. It's enemy number one.

The new Left that is radically moving toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791.

You see, the new Left that is radically moving further toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791. They wish it never happened. The Bill of Rights is a constant reminder that some FREEDOMS can't be given by the government, they're granted by GOD. And that thought — you being aware of that — scares the hell out of them.

Now, it's possible I thought too much into this. It's also possible the screen writer made a simple mistake and thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was actually born before 1791, figuring it would be a nice tip of the hat to her longevity. I can actually see how you could make that mistake. But it's also possible that this is a sign of the times we live in.

The Bill of Rights is under attack, maybe more now than ever. It's never been more important to let the Constitution of 1791 be our guide, true north and lighthouse.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

How did this slip by?

The Left has been foaming at the mouth waiting for this movie to drop and when the trailer finally hit the interwebs, it ended with an embarrassing factual error about the Constitution.

What will happen when the Titan kneels?

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You can tell that the NFL season is approaching because you can hear the whining from highly-paid athletes as they prepare their kneepads for some kneeling.

In May, the NFL instated a policy that penalizes players who take a knee during the national anthem.

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"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," the statement said. "The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

Tennessee Titan's defensive end Jurrell Casey has decided that he will continue his whining and kneeling.

"I'm going to take my fine," Casey said in an interview. "It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it's going to be."

Maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics.

He added that "At the end of the day, we got to do a job, but I will continue to use my platform to keep on speaking up."

Yes, he does have a job to do. And that job is playing football. His bosses have made it clear that political activism is not part of the job. Who knows, maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics. There's also Starbucks. They need a self-righteous CEO.

All anyone can talk about right now is Russia and collusion, and for good reason. Special Counsel Robert Mueller just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for cyber attacks and the hacking of cyber-systems in energy, nuclear, water, and manufacturing sectors which you can read about here.

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The Trump-Russia scandal, in a word, is maniacal. There are many moving parts that are very hard to solve — or simply don't want to be solved. All of these are "mysteries wrapped in an enigma," asserted Glenn on Wednesday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program."



From the curious case of Imran Awan to the hacking of DNC servers to "Russian" meddling in elections via social media, all of these deserve scrutiny.

On today's episode, Glenn examined seven scandals that make up the Russia connection:

  1. Russian operatives who used social media to divide Americans during the 2016 election.
  2. The meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
  3. The Fusion GPS Dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  4. Voter fraud in Illinois.
  5. Hillary Clinton's emails.
  6. Imran Awan. Awan was an IT staffer for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who was part of a federal investigation and was arrested on bank fraud charges.
  7. Lastly, the 2016 DNC email leaks.

For the entire explanation, tune into the podcast below:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn Beck argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.

Tribe one is the #Resistance. They are the ones who believe that everything President Trump does is bad. They're also the ones who call for impeachment and who label President Trump a "treasonous traitor" even before a summit with a foreign leader takes place.

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Those, according to Glenn's analysis, include groups like Think Progress, who published an article suggesting that women's rights would be rolled back if the President's SCOTUS nominee is confirmed by the Senate. This tribe also includes progressive talking heads and far Left publications and politicians like The New York Times and Hillary Clinton.

Tribe two are those who defend the President and his actions at all costs. He can do no wrong. These are the people who deny the President's mistakes. They believe the President is a master chess player and everyone else is a pawn in Trump's game.

Both who operate in tribes one and two maintain a "win at all costs" mentality. They don't care what happens as long as their side wins. Glenn calls this a "cult of personality madness."

Tribe three are those who are "free thinkers." These people question the President with boldness and aim for intellectual honesty when evaluating the President's policies and behavior.

Glenn believes tribe one and tribe two are smaller than tribe three.

So, what do all these tribes have to do with Trump and the Russians? Find out in the clip below.

Where do you fall when it comes to Trump and Russia?

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.