Glenn Beck: GE in bed with Obama


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GLENN: We are crossing into new territory now where government and business are blending into one and that bothers me. It tell you something.

Listen to me. Our founding fathers would be going crazy. They would be printing up leaflets everywhere right now. They would be going crazy. And every single person that is -- that, you know, these people who were against big business, all these people that were, you know, antibusiness, where are you now? Because business is becoming -- and I'm not antibusiness. I love business. Not this. You take my favorite company, you take Fox News. If Fox News merged with the United States, I ain't supporting it. I ain't working there. No way. You don't merge companies with government. Only bad things happen on that.

So now where are these people? Where are the people like Keith Olbermann that would stand up and say, "Wait a minute, guys, we were against, you know, Raytheon, we were against Halliburton" because of all the buddies of Halliburton.

I've got good news and I've got bad news on GE. The GE thing, here they are, they are merging government and business with GE. They've got -- GE, I'm telling you, is going to be bailed out. GE will get all kinds of contracts from the government on green energy and everything else. The CEO of GE has now been appointed, today he's just been appointed as an economic advisor for Barack Obama. That's amazing. The guy who -- the guy who would not -- shareholders are like, "Can we sell NBC? This is really not good." They're like, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. The guy who put MSNBC and put him into the left category, to the point to where Tim Russert said you're destroying our credibility, this guy is, he's down with Keith Olbermann and everything else. You've been asking why for a very long time, yada, yada, yada. Well, now you know. This guy doesn't need the largest lobbying arm in America. He doesn't need that anymore. He's got the president's ear. "Oh, we've got that green week thing. Don't worry. We're doing another green week. We'll help you on that. These people are just stupid. You're exactly right, we'll help you, President Obama and Al Gore, we'll help you convince everybody. We got another Green Week coming up, and we'll do some more green stories and global warming stories, you know, on the news with Brian Williams.

Brian Williams should be shaking in his boots. Now, here's the good side. GE, Stu, have they taken money yet? Weren't they made into -- weren't they given that loophole like American Express was so they can be a bank? GE, GE Finance or GE Capital, didn't they take some money?

STU: I think they did.

GLENN: I think they did, too.

STU: I know if they get another round they would, I would assume, be --

GLENN: So Jeffrey Immelt would not be able to have those big fat cat salaries?

STU: Right, he would be cut to 500,000.

GLENN: My question is would Keith Olbermann be allowed to have a $7 million salary? Because he's with the people, you know.

STU: Right.

GLENN: He's for the little guy. He's the guy who is, he's in there fighting for you against all of these fat cats that are making so much money. Remember, I never have a problem with people making money. I want you to be as rich as you possibly can. God bless America (singing). Keith Olbermann, now, that's a different story. If GE takes money from the government, will they insist that Keith Olbermann does not make $7 million a year? Just wondering. I'm just wondering if Keith Olbermann would say, "You know what, I'm taking taxpayers' money. This is what socialism is all about, shared sacrifice. I'm just wondering." Yeah?

STU: Wouldn't, because he -- what is the wording on this, the way the bailout thing is worded, either a senior or a top executive, correct?

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: I mean, clearly --

GLENN: Brian Williams is a senior executive. He is -- if I'm not mistaken, he is the editor in chief or the senior producer or whatever it is for the NBC nightly news.

STU: Because I mean, I don't know his exact title and I think this has nothing to do with really your position. Certainly you can't pay a janitor $7 million because they are a janitor. But beyond that, he has bragged on the air forever. He's the one that picked Rachel Maddow. He's the one that got Imus fired. He's the guy. He brags about it all the time.

GLENN: Well, he is clearly a senior advisor to MSNBC.

STU: I want him to make $500,000 so bad.

GLENN: Oh, wouldn't it be great?

STU: You know he -- I mean, I don't watch his show --

GLENN: I think we should campaign for him.

STU: He had to have been supporting the CEO cuts. There's no way he didn't.

GLENN: Stu, Stu, may I give you weekend homework that will make you happy?

STU: Yes, you can.

GLENN: Will you go through all of the tapes that you can get your hands on of anything that Keith Olbermann has said about how these scumbags need to make only $500,000 a year.

STU: Sure, no problem.

GLENN: Bring it to the show on Monday, will you?

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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