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GLENN: Comrades! Yeah, baby. Welcome to it. It's a bright sunny day in our new state. We're glad you're here. Last night the President spoke and it was dandy. I liked it.
By the way, some unrelated news, from Reuters today Chinese regulators have told domestic banks in China to stop interbank lending to U.S. financial institutions to prevent possible losses during the financial crisis. That doesn't catch on. By the way, another one. Boos at Columbia University over a year ago, President Ahmadinejad yesterday of Iran received a much warmer reception from about 400 American students and professors at the Hyatt hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Especially at a time when our leaders and policy makers aren't meeting with this man, it was refreshing to hear from him, said a senior at North Central College. "It was incredible," another senior said. Ann Fisher from North Central College said, "I honestly believe that the National Intelligence Estimate is correct and since 2003 the nuclear program has been peaceful." Ahmadinejad said, "I love you all. I feel like I'm with very old friends." Oh, you were, Mr. President. Several students asked the Iranian president about some of his most controversial positions, that Israel ought to be destroyed, or that the Holocaust may not have occurred. About the murder of six million Jews, Mr. Ahmadinejad said he was unable to negate it or prove it. So we'll just continue to question it.
What the hell is wrong with us! How about this one, front page of the New York Times: North Koreans bar inspectors at nuclear site. North Koreans move to resume the reprocessing of plutonium perhaps as soon as next week. Left the country on the verge of restarting their nuclear weapons program has been shut down and portrayed by the White House as a significant diplomatic achievement.
How about this one. Charlie Rangel. The House ethics committee launched an investigation yesterday into possible misconduct by Charles Rangel in using four rent stabilized apartments, soliciting donations for an institute with his name on it on congressional stationery, failing to pay taxes on years of rental income and storing a broken down car in congress' garage for years. By the way, congress didn't initiate this themselves. Mr. Rangel said "You should investigate me." The lunatics are in charge of the Sun.
Oh, by the way, something else down in Venezuela. New war games are starting now with Russia. Venezuela says there's no nuclear weapons on board any of these ships from Russia. Um hmm. The lead Russian ship, a nuclear powered 19,000 ton cruiser, Peter the Great is one of the largest and deadliest missile cruisers afloat. It can deliver 20 500 kiloton nuclear warheads with its granite long range missile system but Pravda's saying there's no missiles on board there.
Oh, how about this one. Last night, acting with unusual speed and bipartisanship, the House of Representatives yesterday approved funding for a $25 billion loan program to help the auto industry build more fuel efficient vehicles. The aid package enjoyed support from both parties because of the election year importance to battle ground states such as Michigan and Ohio where many cars are manufactured. Supporters portray the bill as small change compared to the $700 billion Wall Street bailout proposed by the Bush administration, and Michigan lawmakers say they are preparing to seek another $25 billion in the short future. In the midst of all the economic dark clouds that are in the sky, this report is a bright support bright spot this morning. Spots, usually cancerous.
Oh, and here's one of my favorites. Homeland Security has a new tool out. Homeland Security is now testing the next generation of security screening. It is a body scanner. It's called MALINTENT, one word, new system. MALINTENT. They say we don't need to look for explosive or metals that pose a threat because the new system called MALINTENT can read people's minds. MALINTENT, the brainchild of the cutting edge human factors division in Homeland Security's directorate for science and technology searches your body for nonverbal cues that predict whether or not you mean harm to your fellow passengers. "Boop, boop, boop, boop, boop." "Please step through one more time, please." "Boop, boop, boop, boop, boop." "Are you thinking bad thoughts?" "Oh, I might be."
Russia has protected their people by invading Georgia. OPEC has cut production. Israel is on the precipice of attacking Iran. The U.S. economy was the subject last night of a special address to the nation by George W. Bush. The before storm is going to be the topic of conversation tonight at 7:00. Last night I did energy with John Hoffmeister. Did you get a chance to see it, Stu? It was a live show last night. You know, I thought it was pretty good. I thought, you know, the callers came in, we were overwhelmed with calls last night. I think we're going to try to do another one next week on the economy and the bailout. I'm going to do an Economy 101, a special on Monday just to bring you up to speed on what all of this is, what it all means, what caused this, et cetera, et cetera, and what the bailout means. That will be on Monday. And then we may do another call in show as well because it was incredible. But I talked to John Hoffmeister last night off the air and I said, what do you think of this Russia thing? I said, you know, their economy has collapsed, their Wall Street has been closed as they try to put things together because their economy is hurt by low oil prices. Ours is hurt by high oil prices. You know, we would not, despite what Michael Moore would tell you, we would not go into another country and cause war just for cheaper oil. Russia would for more expensive oil. The role that Russia is going to play.
You know, the reason why I've been talking about the perfect storm is because I said there's going to come a time when all of these things start to come and they come together and then that's when our enemies pounce on us because they see that we're weak. China is talking about one world currency now. The UN is talking about one world financial system. I heard a report out of Germany and France today on the BBC driving in that was, they say that New York is no longer the financial center of the world, that they have officially lost the that America has lost the financial center of the Earth. Things have you know, I've been telling you for a while that we're going to wake up on a Monday and our country will be different on a Friday. Again I thought maybe it was last week, maybe it's this week, I don't know, but things are changing and most people don't really see it coming and that's why it is so important for you to spread the news to your friends, you know. The country, I really think the country will freak out. If some of these things start to happen, the country's going to freak out, and you've got to be the person that you promised you were going to be on 9/12 and most likely you are still that person you promised to be on 9/12. You know, you were going to be a leader, you were going to keep things in perspective and you knew that we could conquer anything, and we can conquer anything. But we have to prepare people for what is possible and what is possibly coming our way. We're going to have severe change economically in our country. May not be the Great Depression but could be. A significant change in our country is coming this way, and you have to help your friends through it. You have to tell your friends now. If you've got a friend who's going to Vegas, "You know, I'm going to start blowing all their..." oh, wait a minute, Stu. I didn't mean to bring up you. Going to Vegas this weekend.
STU: Well, I did realize that you said the next four days could be the most important days of my life. I'm happy to be spending them in Vegas.
GLENN: Why don't you just put them in the stock market? You have a no, you're right, you have a better shot at winning in Vegas.
STU: I'm pulling out all my money and I figure I'm going to go heartache. I'm going to be on the heartache and yell 11.
GLENN: So if you have a friend like I have a friend who's going to Vegas this weekend.
GLENN: You should say to them, what, are you stupid?
STU: Now, why would you say that? You know, here I am, I'm trying to help
GLENN: I know.
STU: I don't know if you read this article, Glenn. This came out just the other day. And I think it's very, very sad and telling. Las Vegas has unexpectedly been hit by a downturn.
GLENN: So you're giving us Steve Burguiere bailout.
STU: This is a see, I'm not doing it through the government. I'm doing it it's up to individuals, Glenn.
GLENN: Never thought of that. Never thought of that.
STU: To step to the plate, fly to Las Vegas and hand them their money for almost no entertainment.
GLENN: That is fantastic.
STU: If we don't do that for our cities
GLENN: The terrorists and the big bankers and the evil oil people win.
STU: I'm just trying to be Wall Street or Main Street. I'm trying to be Main Street on the strip. And they're evil Wall Street.