Glenn Beck: Inconvenient segment, fluorescent light bulbs



Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them


by Steven Milloy

GLENN: I hate fluorescent light bulbs, hate them with everything in me. Hate them, hate them, hate them. My kids, I'm not burying food. You know, Bill O'Reilly was like, oh, he's storing up food and burying food in the backyard. Nope, you know what I have buried in the backyard? Incandescent light bulbs. George W. Bush as a Christmas present to you and me, he banned incandescent light bulbs, 2012, 2013 you are not going to have the incandescent light bulb anymore. And I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart. I hate that ugly sterile light. They suck all the happiness and joy out of your life and also they're a pain in the ass to get rid of. If you break one, we showed this on TV the other day. If you break one, I mean, it is a 12‑step process to get rid of it. You just don't sweep it up because it has Mercury. Now, I've hated it because it's a pain in the neck, it doesn't solve global warming, they are ugly. You name it, they are being forced on us. I don't want them. But I had no idea that they were actually killing people. Did you know that? Green Hell today, our Inconvenient Book comes out, is it today in paperback? And there's a new chapter and it's a very good chapter. Kind of an update on everything. This was a best seller for I don't even know, 25 weeks or something like that on the New York Times best seller list and it's a great book, and it's out in paperback. But anyway, we wanted to do an inconvenient update for you on green energy and light bulbs. Who knew that they were actually killing people? Steve Milloy is with us. He's the author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Take Control of Your Life and What You Can Do Stop Them. Hello, Steve.

MILLOY: Hey, Glenn, thanks for having me.

GLENN: I had no idea that they were killing people. How are they killing people?

MILLOY: Well, apparently all these bulbs were made in China. We used to make the incandescents in Kentucky but can't co‑that anymore. So we make these compact fluorescents in China where there are basically no occupational standards, safety standards and it turns out that more than 90%, more than 90% of the Chinese workers making these bulbs have been poisoned with Mercury because you can't make these bulbs without Mercury.

GLENN: How do you mean ‑‑ 90% of the workers in China been poisoned with Mercury?

MILLOY: Right. 90% of the workers have been poisoned so badly that they have to be hospitalized.

GLENN: How are they being poisoned?

MILLOY: Well, they just work, you know, they work with Mercury. Mercury is a, you know, a toxic substance in high enough doses and these guys are, you know, putting the Mercury in the bulbs and apparently, you know, they don't do it in a very safe way. They must almost I guess handle the Mercury with their hands, I guess, and ‑‑

GLENN: Do you think it's possible that maybe they are waiting for us to sign the Kyoto treaty before they start handling Mercury properly?

MILLOY: I don't know. You know, China's got a long way to go in terms of environmental protection and occupational safety laws and, you know, right now we're saving the planet but killing the Chinese

GLENN: We're not saving the planet. I'd actually consider ‑‑ I wouldn't do it but I'd consider it. I mean, I can't take it. You know, I was in the Bush White House in the oval office and I think I may have been the only person that's ever done about, but he turned around for a second and, you know, you just don't want to say, so George, what's in the lamp? What kind of lights do you have? So as he turned around, I looked into the shade and it was one of those stupid curly light bulbs. I swear to you if the secret service weren't there, I would have taken a lamp, I would have! Thrown it at the fireplace, Mr. President. But the secret service was there. So I backed off.

MILLOY: You know, these bulbs are expensive, they don't work because they are made with cheap components, they are poisoning workers, they are actually ‑‑

GLENN: Yeah, but they're Chinese. Al Gore doesn't care about the Chinese. They don't count. They have more. We'll make more Chinese.

MILLOY: Yeah. I guess, you know, that's ‑‑ with the DDT ban, you know, we killed all the poor Africans, no one cares about them, they can't see them.

GLENN: Yeah. Okay, so I'm interested because you say, and what you can do to stop them, that's in the title of the book, and what you can do to stop them. All right, go ahead.

MILLOY: Well, I think that people first need to educate themselves. This is not about the environment. This is about the left social and political agenda. You need to grab your politicians, local, state, federal by the lapel, shake them until they understand it and people need to get active. While we come home at the end of the day, spend time with our families, have dinner, the greens are out there at those city council meetings, county council meetings, planning commission meetings announcing their agenda and the politicians only see them. You know, we start to make a change with the tea parties, you know, we talked about this before. We need to have green tea parties where people, you know, protest that, you know, the cap and tax that's coming down the road, you know, President Obama wants to put smart meters on our house to ration electricity to us, you know, in the hottest day of the year when you set your thermostat at 72, you know, President Obama through your local utilities is going to reset it to 82. Now, if you want that kind of stuff to happen, you know, don't ‑‑ keep doing what you're doing, but I think that ‑‑

GLENN: People say that that's ‑‑ people say all the time, Steve, that that is ridiculous, that that's never going to happen. I mean, what is it going to take besides it actually happening for people to understand this is what they're going to do? They are going to regulate the temperature in your house for the common good.

MILLOY: Glenn, I have wasted the last 13 years trying to educate people on the science behind the green movement. They haven't taken to that. So now I'm going, well, this is what they're going to do to your lifestyle and they're going to tell you where to live, how many children you can have, where you can work, what kind of car you can drive, how much energy you can use, what kind of food you can eat, how much water you can have, what kind of toilet paper you can use, I mean, they are regulating light bulbs in your house. If people don't understand, then I guess they are going to have to experience it.

GLENN: So Steve, I'm doing a piece tonight on GE and actually ACORN as well and I'm trying to track down all the more than of ACORN and I'm finding all these front organizations, and it's stunning the corruption that is going on and no one is looking for it, nobody wants to find it, nobody wants to see it because everybody is in on making money. When it comes to the green movement, tonight I'm also doing a segment that we started just producing this morning. I saw some of the pieces of it this morning that, you know, you have Jeffrey Immelt coming out and saying about healthcare and green that he's so excited because the future is all about a Fusion of industry and business with the government.

MILLOY: Right.

GLENN: And it's going to be great.

MILLOY: Right now ‑‑ well see, you know, and the thing is Jeffrey Immelt, he wants government laws to make people buy his windmills. He wants government laws that, you know, get healthcare off his back because he doesn't want to pay for healthcare for his workers. He would rather have the government do or the taxpayer.

GLENN: But also GE health ‑‑ I mean, GE is going to get so unbelievably wealthy from the federal dollars being spent on GE products.

MILLOY: It's the corpocracy. And this is another thing that people ‑‑ you know, I used to be against antitrust. I think that, you know, we need more antitrust now. We need to split up these big companies because they're cozying up with the government. It's terrible.

GLENN: Objection, Steve, thank you very much. I'll talk to you again. He's the author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.

In just the past few days, the Senate passed an unprecedented $740 billion spending bill amid an inflation crisis, we found out that the IRS purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo ahead of plans to hire 87,000 new "enforcement" agents, and on Monday the FBI raided the home of a former U.S. president. It's pretty safe to say that there's a whole lot going on in this country that we've never seen before, and conservatives had "better wake up," said Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Program."

"This is the beginning of an entirely new kind of America. And when it is all implemented, look out! The only other thing that I think [Democrats] could do to really polish us off is [use] emergency orders. If [President Joe Biden] goes for emergency orders and declares a national emergency over the weather, we're going to be cooked," Glenn said.

Glenn went on to explain why he believes a new "season" is on the horizon for our nation, but it’s not all bad news. He said he's hopeful for a new class of politicians to enter Washington, D.C., and, while no politician is perfect, a few such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis can still surprise us.

DeSantis always seems to be ahead of the curve on hot-button issues, and he tackles them the legal way without abusing his power. Just look at how much the media is trying to paint him as evil. That’s a telltale sign that "he’s on the right track, at the right speed. And he's taking all of it on," Glenn said.

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Here are 3 ways the 'Inflation Reduction Act' WILL impact you (Hint: NOT by reducing inflation)

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The Senate has passed President Joe Biden's $740 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" over the weekend, but the only way this deceptively-named bill will reduce inflation is by crushing your buying power. The massive spending bill includes the largest climate spending package ever passed and will allocate a whopping $80 billion to make the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. And just wait until you see how the bill will affect our farmers.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down three rather "terrifying" components of the 755-page bill and how they will impact you.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter had a shocking moment of clarity Sunday when he acknowledged what everyone but the liberal media has known since before the 2020 presidential election: President Joe Biden's son Hunter has been up to some seriously dubious dealings overseas, and his father was almost certainly involved despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, Stelter spoke with first lady Jill Biden's former press secretary, Michael LaRosa, about whether Biden is likely to seek a second term in 2024.

“I hope he runs, and I know he’s going to run. I think he's planning to run ... I don't see why he wouldn't run,” LaRosa stammered.

"What about his son? What about Hunter?" Stelter cut in. “Hunter [is] under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens."

Unluckily for Stelter, "The Hill's" Joe Concha can remember all the way back to the fall of 2020:


On a recent episode of Glenn TV, Glenn Beck discussed the most recent findings in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Don't get distracted by the seemingly endless stream of scandalous photos and videos, Glenn warns, it's what's coming out about Hunter's overseas business dealings that should be all over the media, because Joe Biden is involved too.

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VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit (Round 3)

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The Purple Heart in George Washington's time was not given for being wounded. This award went to ordinary soldiers for doing something of merit—something that would find favor in the eyes of God. Washington knew they couldn't win if they weren't on God's side. And if they were on God's side, God would bless them.

I've been looking for people who deserve a George Washington badge of merit. Many of you have submitted nominations. Thank you for the love, respect, and consideration you have shown in doing so.

From your hundreds of nominations, we have narrowed it down to three finalists. Now, it's up to you to decide who gets this honor.

Here are this week's candidates:

1. Dana, the Mom to Many

Dana and her husband Brian run a nonprofit called Dogwood Ranch in southwest Missouri. According to their website:

Dogwood Ranch was created by family, for family. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live the life for which they were created. Our mission is simple: to provide support for survivors of trauma as they journey towards wholeness. This includes creating a new heritage for foster children and youth who have been abused and neglected, by providing them with safe and healthy forever families. We are also committed to offering a place of belonging for foster teens through individualized transitional living services. Additionally, we offer specialized support through our equine assisted counseling program, which focuses on bringing restoration to foster youth and other at-risk populations, including our honored military veterans and their families. Through the operation of Dogwood Ranch, our desire is to allow those we serve a new way to experience life, family and true redemption. Everyone deserves a chance to find their way home.

According to her nominator, on top of their work at the ranch, they personally foster young girls and have had "over twenty foster girls they now call family."

Her nominator wrote:

They take the toughest cases that come up. On several occasions, I would reach out to see if she could go out, and she would say she couldn’t because they were on suicide watch that night. Young girls have tried to stab her, have stolen her car, and have come to call her Mom…She is an incredibly hard worker, no-nonsense, and full of life and joy. She is constantly making our community and our world a better place.

2. Francine, the Joyful Servant

Francine, who also goes by “Frannie,” and “Fran,” not only has multiple names, but wears multiple hats. At home, she is the mother of two boys with serious disabilities. At work, she is a caretaker for the elderly, and everywhere she goes, she is a ray of sunshine.

Her nominator entrusted her mother, who has since passed, to Francine's care at a nursing home. She said, whenever Francine was working, she would breathe a sigh of relief. She wrote:

While most of the aides looked at the work as just a paycheck, and some of them were actually cruel to the most needy patients, Fran treated each and every one of them like royalty. She saw each individual as unique and worthy of love and understanding. Every patient adored her, because they knew they were in good hands.

Her nominator wrote that she saw treatment of elderly patients that “made her skin crawl.” There was a woman at the nursing home with severe dementia who had become so antagonistic that other aides, to avoid feeding her by hand, would simply not feed her. When Fran was working, she made sure to sit with her while she ate. She even hosted “dinner parties” with multiple residents to ensure they were fed, and happy.

Her nominator wrote:

When Fran was on shift, people who needed help going to bed never had to wait long. Besides, they didn't mind waiting for FRANNIE. She always did everything with such love and care and class! Then, after a long eight hours (or sometimes a double shift!) she would go home to more of the same routine. And in spite of it all, she did it all with a smile on her face. I've never known anyone like her. She was a godsend to my mother. If it hadn't been for her, and a handful of others, Mom's time at the home would have been unbearable. This woman really does deserve an award.

3. Michael, the Godly Father

Michael was nominated by his three children for modeling how a true man of God lives, loves, and serves his community. After serving as a corpsman in the Vietnam War and then working as an elementary school teacher, his children say he was the “solid, and consistently Godly male role model” in his grandchildren’s life. His children wrote:

My father helped raise his grandkids when my sister was a single mom, even though he had already raised his own kids.

Michael shares the gospel in one-on-one Bible studies with young people who have just gotten out of jail. He raises donations for clothing, food, and blankets for the homeless. He meets weekly with young men for Bible studies, to mentor them, and help them mature into men of God.

Michael has taught true love to his children by the way he treats their mother–his wife of 42 years. They wrote:

He is a solid rock of unwavering love for her, which has had a huge impact on how my brother and I treat our own wives. Mike's steadfast love for our mother has taught us the meaning of loyalty, love, commitment, sacred covenant, compassion, honor, and what a true husband looks like.

Most importantly, they say their father "instilled in us an absolute love for our Creator and compassion for our fellow man. He is our number one role model showing us what a godly man is.”

Who do you think deserves a badge of merit? Cast your vote below.