GLENN BECK PROGRAM
GLENN: 888-727-BECK. 888-727-BECK. Let me go to Brian in Tampa. Hello, Brian.
CALLER: Glenn, you missed the big story last night, the national duct tape moment. The football game last night at that time, they acknowledged being green. Yeah, by candlelight at halftime they had a two-foot tall chyron that said, go green, which would be okay if they had written it on a cardboard, piece of cardboard.
GLENN: Well, no, it would have affected the trees and trees make oxygen.
CALLER: And then -- then they went to wide remote to Matt Lauer in Antarctica and they must have had so many spotlights, it lit up about a square mile.
GLENN: Yeah. But wait a minute. I'm sure --
CALLER: I don't know how much power it took, to power up that live remote down to Antarctica.
GLENN: I'm sure it's some sort of Fusion, fission sort of power source that Matt had and I bet you that they went on a sailboat to get there.
CALLER: Yeah, I'm really not a big sports fan but I was of duct tape. Kind of unbelievable.
GLENN: You know what, what the guys were talking about when they came in today. And you know what, maybe I'm wrong. Stu, Dan, but if you really want to go green, why not just shut the network off for a week?
STU: Yeah. I mean, Glenn, if it really is the biggest danger we have to our entire world and our whole species is going to be wiped out, maybe you should stop playing NFL games completely.
DAN: Don't give the choice. Don't broadcast. Save all that energy.
GLENN: Why don't you really make a statement and say we won't broadcast the games until mass transit is put in, some sort of a battery operated. I don't know where you get the power to, you know, charge the batteries.
STU: Don't think about that.
GLENN: A battery-operated mass transit system, so we're not covering all these people who are going to be burning all this fossil fuel.
STU: It's so --
GLENN: Why not do that.
STU: Glenn, it's because the only thing they care about is that you think they care.
STU: That's all they care about.
STU: Because right now it's currently profitable for them to look like going green. Going green is profitable, it looks good.
GLENN: Buy the carbon credits. Buy the carbon credits.
STU: I'm sure they did.
GLENN: If any of the people actually believed in this stuff, you wouldn't buy carbon credits. If Al Gore actually believed in this stuff, he would lead by example. Lead by example. Don't -- you downsize your house, you show people how you can live on -- with a carbon footprint of 5. That's what you do.
STU: Al Gore can live in a studio apartment, I guarantee you. It's possible.
GLENN: You live in a small place, you never buy a carbon credit. If you want to do a tour, you need to go -- you accept the Nobel Prize with video. You accept the Nobel Prize via satellite. "I'm sorry, but as you know, I believe the world is at a critical juncture." As he has just said again, "This is the year and I'm not going to fly -- although this is a huge honor, I am not going to fly all the way over there to receive this; the carbon footprint is just too huge. And besides, I'm busy arranging -- I'm flying in 100 people into the desert so we can have lobster after I get the stupid medal."