Glenn Beck - Barney Frank: 'increase spending'


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GLENN: But the good news is there's more bailout dollars coming. So we've got that going for us. I want to play something from Barney Frank. This is when he was asked about, you know, should we cut taxes, should we raise taxes, should we be spending more? This is what he says.

VOICE: A lot of things to pay for here and this second stimulus is being talked about at $300 billion. If, in fact, we were to see something like that move forward, are you going to encourage Senator Obama and Senator McCain to change their tax and spending plans in order to pay for all this?

FRANK: Well, I do think in this case, let me say my encouraging will probably have more impact on Senator Obama than Senator McCain.

VOICE: Do you want to encourage him to pull his spending plans?

FRANK: Well, I think at this point there needs to be a focus on an immediate increase in spending and I think this is a time when --

GLENN: Stop, stop. Did he just say what I thought he said? That there has to be an immediate increase in spending? Who in their right mind goes home and says when your whole world is crumbling down and you've got no more money left? You go into your house and say, hey, honey, honey, honey, we're about to lose the house, the car and I just lost my job and I think we're in real trouble; let's go to the mall! I mean, who does that? Honey, honey, I know visa and MasterCard and the banks are calling and we're just racked up all the way to the hilt with debt but look who's got a Diner's Card! No, no. No, no, he went on.

FRANK: Well, I think at this point there needs to be a focus on an immediate increase in spending and I think this is the time when deficit fear has to take a second seat.

GLENN: Stop. I think deficit fear needs to take a second seat. Hey, Stu, deficits aren't bad. Democrats now telling us deficits aren't bad.

STU: That's shocking, Glenn. I know that Halloween is close.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And I have -- we're building a haunted house by our house just with people scaring people about the deficit.

GLENN: Oh, I know.

STU: Because I --

GLENN: It's David Walker. I got this kid dressed up as David Walker all the time. It's funny.

STU: Who would be scared about the deficit in a time like this.

GLENN: No, nobody would be scared of the deficit. Look, look, let's just break this down because I mean, to hell with common sense. Let's just break this down and let's just be real for a second. You know if you've lost your job or you're going through a real financial crunch, the last thing you worry about is crippling debt. You know what I mean? That's the last thing you worry about. Oh, debt, schmebt. I think, quite honestly I think our grandparents who lived through the Great Depression would beat anybody who's saying these things, I think they would beat them to death with Nerf shovels, I really do. And that would be tough because they're Nerf shovels. Just beat them to death with a shovel. How could you possibly think that when you're facing these things, debt needs to take a back seat? It's not like -- you know, we're at the top of the debt ceiling. It's not like debt's a new idea. "Hey, you know what? We're going to get through this. Let's just put this on our credit card." It's not like that. This is like the government defaults on debt. There's a -- we're talking, do you remember the outrage of the $700 billion spending package? Remember that? "Oh, my gosh, $700 billion, but that's just so much." This is half! This is half of that spending package and everybody's like....

If I may just point out one thing. The key phrase you're going to hear for the next 18 months is, "Yes, but... that's nothing compared to what we've already done. That's nothing to the compared to the $700 billion. That's nothing compared to the $300 billion. Well, this is just a fraction of just the spending packages that we've already done." You watch. That's coming. That's going to be the mantra.

Did Barney Frank say anything else?

FRANK: I do think this is the time for a very important dose of changenism. Yes, I believe --

GLENN: Stop, stop. What did he say? It's time for a very big dose of changelism? Changism? What. Wait a minute. Stu?

STU: Was that a word or a phrase?

GLENN: I think it's time for a very high dose of changelism. I think it's changism, changelism?

STU: That's like change by vandalism. Like it's like, it kind of --

GLENN: Which is so very appropriate, isn't it? It really is. Change by vandalism. "You're going to change (making spray painting noises)." Put a big C on his chest in spray paint. Stop. Come on, we need somebody -- freak jury, what is he saying here? We need a big dose of changelism.

STU: Can we get that word isolated here, Dan? We need to figure out what that is. Because it's probably something brilliant if it came from Barney Frank, I'm sure.

GLENN: What a dope. Massachusetts, we're about to kick you out of the union.

STU: Well, see, the thing is you can't kick Massachusetts out of the union. We have to talk about this, because you have to maybe kick Western Pennsylvania out of the union first because if you're going to elect a guy who not only calls our troops murderers and is completely wrong but then also calls his own constituents racist and rednecks, then we might need to eject you over to, I don't know, whatever country.

GLENN: Changelism and then give me a little bit of -- give me changelism, then a little Murphy.

FRANK: Dose of changelism.

GLENN: We need a heavy dose of changenism. What the hell is changenism? You know what, get Barney Frank's office on. Get Barney Frank's office on the phone. I want a definition of changenism. He said we need a heavy dose of changenism. I need to know what it is.

STU: All right. Let me check that.

GLENN: Hang on. Is there more?

FRANK: Changelism. I think there should be heavy tax increases. I think there are very rich people down there who we can tax at a pointed down the road and recover some of this money.

GLENN: That's unbelievable. Just unbelievable. Okay. So big spending coming our way. Did you notice he didn't talk -- he didn't even address the tax cuts. Nowhere in there -- I mean, sorry, not tax cuts. Spending cuts. "Yes, and I think we can go down the road, I'm hoping we can maybe cut back on some of our spending... we can tax the bat snot out of some of these rich people. That's the kind of changenism that we need. That's the kind of changenism I've been hoping for. I don't know about you. It's the heavy dose of changenism that I've been looking for.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.

"We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," tweeted pro-choice organization NARAL.

“Now, I don't know much about Kavanaugh, but I'm skeptical because his name is Brett," said late night show comedian Stephen Colbert. “That sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at a Ruby Tuesday's. 'Hey everybody, I'm Brett, I'll be your Supreme Court justice tonight. Before you sit down, let me just clear away these rights for you.'"

But as Glenn Beck noted on today's show, Steven Colbert actually changed the pronunciation of his name to sound French when he moved from South Carolina to Manhattan … perhaps to have that certain je ne sais quoi.

Watch the clip below to see Colbert attempt to explain.

Colbert's name games.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

Before the President left for Europe this week, he issued a pardon to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond, and Hammond's 49-year-old son Steven. If those names sound familiar, you might remember them as the Oregon cattle ranchers who were sentenced to five years in prison for setting a fire that spread onto a portion of federal land in Oregon. In 2012, the jury acquitted the Hammonds on some, but not all of the charges against them, and they went to prison.

After serving a short term, the Hammonds were released, only to be sent back to prison in 2015 when the Obama administration filed an appeal, and a federal court ruled the Hammonds had been improperly sentenced.

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It was the Hammonds being sent back to prison that sparked an even more famous standoff in Oregon. The perceived injustice to the Hammonds inspired the Bundy brothers, Ryan and Ammon, to storm onto the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon with other ranchers and militiamen, where they engaged in a 41-day armed standoff with federal agents.

The presidential pardon will take some time off the Hammonds' five-year sentences, though Steven has already served four years, and his father has served three. The White House statement about the pardons called their imprisonment "unjust" and the result of an "overzealous" effort by the Obama administration to prosecute them.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

The pardon is the second major move President Trump has made since taking office to signal greater support of residents in Western states who desire to see more local control of federal lands. Last December, Trump signed the largest rollback of federal land protection in U.S. history when he significantly reduced the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah.

Critics say President Trump's actions will only encourage other fringe militia groups in the West to try more armed standoffs with the government. But have these critics considered Trump's actions might just have the opposite effect? Making citizens in the West feel like the government is actually listening to their grievances.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

Artful Hypocrisy: The double standard is nauseating

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All right. Prepare to jazz snap, because what you're about to hear is perfect for the nauseatingly pretentious applause of the progressive crowd.

For one, it centers around an artwork titled "untitled (flag 2)" by German artist Josephine Meckseper. Smeared with black paint and the engraving of a striped sock, which according to the artist "takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border." The German-born artist adds: "Let's not forget that we all came from somewhere and are only recent occupants of this country – native cultures knew to take care of this continent much better for thousands of years before us. It's about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us."

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It frowns out at the world like some childish, off-brand art project. Sponsored by the Creative Time Project, the art project is part of a larger series titled "Pledges of Allegiance," in which each artist designs a flag that "points to an issue the artist is passionate about, a cause they believe is worth fighting for, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively." Most of the other flags have clouds, blank canvas laziness, slogans like A horror film called western civilization and Don't worry be angry, as well as other heavy-handed imagery.

"The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States. I divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council."

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully.

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully. They are expressing their opinions with their right to free speech. We don't have to like it, or condone it, or even call it art, but we'd be shooting ourselves in the foot if we didn't at least respect their right to freedom of speech. I mean, they'll probably be the same people who throw a tantrum anytime someone orders a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, but that's their problem, isn't it? We're the ones who get to enjoy a chicken sandwich.

There is one problem with the flag. It's being displayed at a public university. Imagine what would happen if a conservative art collective stained rainbow flags and called it an art project and raised it on a flag pole at a public university. Or if the University of Texas raised a rebel flag and called it art. And there's the key. If conservatives and libertarians want to be political on campus, do it under the guise of art. That'll really steam the preachy bullies up.

Last Monday night, President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Over the coming weeks, we will get to witness a circus with politicians and the media competing with each other to see who can say the most outrageous thing about the candidate nominated and highlight who they would have nominated. We will then witness the main event – the hearings in the Senate where Kavanaugh will be asked questions with an agenda and a bias. Below are 6 things he (or any future nominee) should say, but will he?

Ideology

The folks in media on BOTH sides are looking for a nominee who shares their ideology. Our friends on the left want a nominee who is liberal and many of our friends on the right want a nominee who is a conservative. As the next Justice of the Supreme Court, I state clearly that while I have my own personal ideology and belief system, I will leave it at the door of the Supreme Court when I am working.

The idea of a Justice having and ruling with an ideology is wrong and not part of the job description – my job is to review cases, listen to all arguments and base my sole decision on whether the case is constitutional or not. My own opinions are irrelevant and at times may involve me ruling against my personal opinion.

Loyalty

Loyalty is a big word in politics and politicians love to demand it from people they help and nominate. As the next Justice, I should state I have no loyalty to any party, any ideology, or to any President; even to President Trump who nominated me. MY loyalty only belongs in one place – that is in the Constitution and in the oath I will take on a successful appointment; which in part reads, "

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Role of Government

During any confirmation hearing, you will hear questions from politicians who will bring up cases and prior rulings to gauge what side of the issue they share and to see how they rule. Would Kavanaugh show the courage to highlight the Constitution and remind those in the hearing that he won't always rule on their side, but he will enforce the Constitution that is violated on a daily basis by Congress? He should use the opportunity of a hearing to remind this and future governments that the Constitution calls for three co-equal branches of government and they all have very different roles on responsibilities.

The Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of Congress – there are 18 clauses under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution which grants certain powers to the legislature and everything else is to be left to the states. If Congress passes a law that is not covered under those 18 clauses, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional? Likewise, the Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of the Presidency. The role of the President has grown un-Constitutionally since President John Adams and 1797 Alien & Sedition Act. If any President acts outside the clear boundaries of Article 2, or decides to pass laws and act without Congress, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional?

Damaged Constitution

Will Kavanaugh point out one of the worst rulings of the Court - the ruling of Marbury v Madison in 1803? This increased the power of the Court and started the path of making the Court the sole arbiter and definer of what is and is not constitutional. We saw this with President Bush when he said (around 2006/2007) that we should just let the Supreme Court decide if a bill was Constitutional or not.

This is not the government America's founders had in mind.

Every two, four, and six years, new and returning members of Congress take an oath of office to preserve, defend, and protect the Constitution of the United States. Every member of Congress, the President, and the nine justices on the Supreme Court hold a duty and responsibility to decide on whether a bill is Constitutional or not.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government. It's time members of Congress and the President start to take their oaths more seriously and the people demand they do.

It is wrong for someone to abdicate their responsibility but it also puts Americans in danger of tyranny as the Supreme Court has gotten many decisions wrong including the cases of Dred Scott, Korematsu and Plessy v Ferguson.

Decision Making

If you have ever listened to any argument before the Supreme Court, or even read some of the decisions, you will notice two common threads. You will notice the Constitution is rarely mentioned or discussed but what we call precedent or prior case law is discussed the most.

Will Kavanaugh clearly state that while he will listen to any and all arguments made before him and that he will read all the rulings in prior cases, they will only play a very small part in his rulings? If a law violates the constitution, should it matter how many justices ruled on it previously, what precedent that case set, or even what their arguments were? Would he publicly dismiss this and state their decisions will be based largely on the actual Constitution and the intent behind our founder's words?

Role of SCOTUS

Lastly, will Kavanaugh state that there will be times when they have to make a ruling which they personally disagree with or that will potentially hurt people? Despite modern thinking from people like Chief Justice Roberts, it is not the job of a Supreme Court Justice to write laws.

The sole job is to examine laws and pass judgment on their Constitutionality. A law can be passed in Congress and can have the best and most noble intentions, but those feelings and intent are irrelevant if it violates the Constitution.

Conclusion

When you watch the media over the coming weeks, how many of these points do you think will be debated on either side? When you watch the confirmation hearings, do you think Brett Kavanaugh will make any of these points?

Lastly, put yourself in the Oval Office. If you knew someone would make these points, would you nominate them? Would your friends and family?