Dan Blog: Where in the world is Joe Biden?

Joe Biden burst on the scene promising to join Barack Obama and make some real change in this country. He never could have imagined the scope of the change he’d experience in just a short time on the campaign trail.

Just a few short weeks ago Joe Biden had the press hovering outside the gates of his Delaware home, waiting like vultures over their prey, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Senator and maybe even a scoop. Once selected, Biden was all too happy to hop aboard the Obama express to the White House. Perhaps it was that daydream dancing in his head that had him talking about Amtrak all the time.

Paying nearly $200 round trip to ride the super plush, super high speed Acela Express train everyday to and from Washington D.C. isn’t exactly the ‘everyman’ tale that Obama had hoped to hear from his newly crowned running mate. Joe---tell me about the Corolla you drive around or something---anything but the most expensive, CEO train in America! I guess Barack Obama was too blinded by his angelic choir and foam Greek columns to notice or care. Neither candidate cared---- after all, the democrats could do no wrong. It’s time for change!

Then John McCain announced his running mate.

And---to quote the immortal host of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’, Robert Stack (God rest his soul)---‘he was never seen again’.

Glenn mentioned it on the radio program that he has vanished---and it’s true. Joe Biden got some change all right---the only problem is that the change involves going from shining star to flickering flameout.

Here are about the only two things I’ve seen in the media in the last couple of days that the press felt worthy to mention of Biden. First up:

Biden: Palin not a step forward for women---she’s a step backwards

Ouch. Yeah, that’s the road you want to go down, Joe---to bash women. No seriously, that will play well. Go with it. Don’t forget to work a train mention in there too.

And the other story:

Biden comments called a ‘new low’

Catchy headline with no meat, perhaps? Biden hopes you think so and brush off the headline because if you click on the link it only gets worse. When talking about special needs children and stem cell research, he said ‘well guess what folks, if you care about it, why don’t you support stem cell research?’.

Joe—good job getting at least some media attention---bad job on it being because you are questioning how much Sarah Palin cares about special needs kids…you know, ones LIKE HER OWN child.

Thinks aren’t looking good for the Amtrak warrior these days. Despite his superhuman taxpayer funded efforts of riding in a huge, plush recliner for an agonizing 90 minutes to and fro work---which make Marcus Luttrell’s efforts look like kids play in comparison (Marcus—I know you know this but just for the sake of my own life---that was sarcasm) ---Joe is somehow not stacking up against the hockey mom from Wasilla.

At least Joe has a lot of time on his hands on that train, as he’s looking out the window and into houses, to wonder just how in the heck he’s going to not get embarrassed in his debate with Sarah Barracuda.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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