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.

Avenatti arrested: The lawyer now needs a lawyer

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At this point, I think there are about - oh - four thousand potential Democrats that may try and run for president in 2020. But we can probably take one off the list. "The creepy porn lawyer", also known by some as Michael Avenatti, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles. And the reason why he was arrested kind of makes you think there's some kind of invisible force out there that's making sure either irony or maybe even karma is receiving it's daily offering. Michael Avenatti was just arrested for… Domestic Violence.

The alleged victim filed the complaint on Wednesday, but the incidents began on Tuesday. The woman involved is said to have bruising and swelling on her face and was kicked out of Avenatti's Los Angeles area apartment. Avenatti could be heard screaming, "This is BS, this is effing BS! She hit me first!"

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Yeah, I don't think the whole "she hit me first" line is going to be a good strategy to use in court. He might want to revise that… I'm just saying.

You know, I wonder if the media - specifically CNN and MSNBC - are going to be doing any mea culpa's over the next 12 to 24 hours? They basically became Avenatti's PR wing over the past 8 months. From March to May, the two networks had Avenatti on the air over 100 times. He gave 147 interviews on both cable and network TV. MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell actually said quote, "Michael Avenatti is becoming my co-host. I've got to say."

And this was actually before he dragged Julie Swetnick into the limelight to attack Kavanaugh. You know I wonder, will this teach networks like CNN and MSNBC to maybe take a step back on over hyping and exposing every crazy, and even salacious, person or claim that comes out simply because it may be anti-Trump or GOP? Could this be a learning moment? Yeah… probably not, but one can dream.

And speaking of Kavanaugh, I've got to read this twitter exchange between one user and Avenatti on October 5th that said:

Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and it's Michael Avenatti's fault. Seriously.

And then Avenatti replied:

You are right. I should have turned my back on my client. Told her to "shut up" and stay quiet because people like you apparently believe assault victims are to blame. This line of thinking is disgusting and offensive to all survivors.

Well that was then and this is today. Here is Avenatti's statement last night.


Michael Avenatti: 'I Have Never Struck A Woman' | NBC News youtu.be

Umm, in the court of Avenatti, #metoo and public opinion now a days - by the standard that he helped create - is this statement not "disgusting and offensive to all survivors" as he tweeted back in October? Is he not immediately guilty as accused? I wonder if all the men and women screaming at Kavanaugh and GOP Senators in elevators can now see the pandora's box that they wanted opened.

The answer is no… he's NOT guilty as accused. Avenatti is innocent of this crime… UNTIL he's found guilty. We have to presume he's innocent until all evidence comes out proving he's not. That's how this works. Let's lead by example and do something radical here… let's actually wait for all the information and evidence to come out before we convict someone of a crime.

And that right there is the real irony here. Avenatti will get the due process that he deserves, but I doubt neither he - nor anyone screaming for Kavanaugh's head - will realize what happened.

It's been a busy week for former First Ladies, and for current First Lady Melania Trump. It has also been busy for one woman who, twenty-odd years ago, while working at the White House for then-President at the age of 21, shot to fame in the most embarrassing way possible.

Monica Lewinsky has released "The Clinton Affair," a docuseries that premieres this weekend on A&E;, a six-part series examining those cringe-inducing days and months surrounding her affair with Bill Clinton.

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In an article for Vanity Fair early this year, she wrote:

Some closest to me asked why would I want to revisit the most painful and traumatic parts of my life — again. Publicly. On-camera. With no control of how it would be used. A bit of a head-scratcher, as my brother is fond of saying. Do I wish I could erase my years in D.C. from memory, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' style? Well, is the sky blue? But I can't. And in order to move forward in the life I have, I must take risks — both professional and emotional…. An important part of moving forward is excavating, often painfully, what has gone before. When politicians are asked uncomfortable questions, they often duck and dodge by saying, 'That's old news. It's from the past.' Yes. That's exactly where we need to start to heal — with the past. But it's not easy.

She added:

Filming the documentary forced me to acknowledge to myself past behavior that I still regret and feel ashamed of," she explained. "There were many, many moments when I questioned not just the decision to participate, but my sanity itself. Despite all the ways I tried to protect my mental health, it was still challenging. During one therapy session, I told my therapist I was feeling especially depressed. She suggested that sometimes what we experience as depression is actually grief… Yes, it was grief. The process of this docuseries led me to new rooms of shame that I still needed to explore.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton—a man who has been accused of all sorts of terrible things, a close friend of Harvey Weinstein—recently admitted that he didn't feel the need to apologize to Lewinsky. Lewinsky disagrees.

I'm less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him. He would be a better man for it… and we, in turn, a better society.

The #MeToo movement has been a wrecking ball to so many men, yet Bill Clinton, perhaps the most prolific of them all, has escaped unscathed.

One man undoes shocking climate change study because... math

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The left cries "science" about anything they want to consider a settled matter. Those who disagree with the left's climate change narrative question this "science." So, the climate change crowd are branded hysterical tree-huggers, and the anti-climate change crowd are naïve hicks.

The truth about climate change, like the truth when it comes to many issues, probably falls somewhere between the two extremes. But when it comes to climate change, it's hard to have a conversation about the "science" when the scientists running the show are already convinced they're absolutely correct and they have the unquestioning major media to back them up.

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Just two weeks ago, a study published in the scientific journal Nature claimed that the oceans are warming much faster than anyone previously thought. Cue the panic and blame the President! It was a high-profile story splashed across major media outlets who were eager to promote more science that confirms one of the left's fundamental doctrines.

The study claimed ocean temperatures have risen around 60% higher than the estimate by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But Nicholas Lewis, a British mathematician and climate-change critic quickly found a "major problem" with the study's conclusion.

Then yesterday, the two scientists who wrote the study admitted Lewis is right about the mistakes they made in their calculations. Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported. Climate scientist Ralph Keeling, who co-authored the report, says they miscalculated their margin of error – which is 10 to 70% – much larger than they originally thought.

Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported.

A 10 to 70 percent margin of error? I thought this climate change science was absolute. Imagine if your job had a margin of error that generous.

Keeling said:

Our error margins are too big now to really weigh in on the precise amount of warming that's going on in the ocean. We really muffed the error margins.

The whole incident is being laughed off as a minor error. But if it wasn't for some British dude poring over this research in his basement and willing to cry foul, this latest climate change "science" would continue to be broadcast as absolute truth. Just like it always is.

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


Ocean Warming Research “Mistake" youtu.be


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, from California, is doing everything she can to make sure she is re-elected in January to her spot as House Speaker.

Reasons Nancy Pelosi could give: Because she led the Democratic caucus for 16 years, and under her the House shifted hands. In fact, she was House Speaker for four years under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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Reason she actually gave: Because she's a woman.

During an interview on CBS Sunday, Pelosi said:

You cannot have the four leaders of Congress [and] the president of the United States, these five people, and not have the voice of women. Especially since women were the majority of the voters, the workers in campaigns, and now part of this glorious victory.

The pink wave, they're calling it. A rise in women politicians, supposedly in reaction to Donald Trump.

Here's the general argument, as described by Politico:

Push her out, and men may take over the party at a time when more than 100 women are heading to Capitol Hill and after female voters have been thoroughly alienated by President Donald Trump. Embrace her, and she'll prioritize legislation empowering women on issues ranging from equal pay to anti-harassment legislation.

Of course, she has a reason to use identity politics instead of merit: There's a concerted effort to have her un-seated.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out. Filemon Vela said:

I am 100% confident we can forge new leadership.

Led by, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), these are the representatives who have openly called for Pelosi's outing: Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL), Seth Moulton (DMA), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Conor Lamb (D-PA), and Filemon Vela (D-TX). Campaign staff for incoming Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Jason Crow (D-CO) have said they won't vote for Pelosi.

If they have a single ounce of dignity left, they won't, at least not just because she is a woman.