Glenn Beck: Biden's big mouth at it again




Joe Biden? The debate continues...

GLENN: I want to talk to you about something very serious here, something that I feel, well, some people might say this is an extremist point of view, some people might say that this is crazy talk. Whatever, that's fine, but I think it should be said. I believe we should wrap the president's head in tinfoil, some sort of a tinfoil hat, some ‑‑ and I also think it should be camouflaged, at least on the top of it. It can look like tinfoil everywhere else, but on the top of it, it should be camouflaged. I know it's a very slim chance, but there is a chance that aliens are watching, and I don't ever want them to know the whereabouts of the president of the United States. I don't ever want to aliens up in some spaceship going, "Hey, maybe, maybe we should beam up the president, huh? We'll get the president." I don't ever want him to disappear. I don't want him beamed up on any ship. I want him in a tinfoil camouflaged hat. Doesn't have to be ‑‑ again, Mr. President, you think it's stylish not to ‑‑ you know, to have the tinfoil, that's fine. Just from high above, I want it to look like there's no one standing there. I don't want you to ever have dinner with Shirley MacLaine. I want an ankle bracelet on Dennis Kucinich and I want to make sure Dennis Kucinich is at least 100 yards away from the president at all times. I don't want them in the same place. Dennis talks to the aliens, you know. I guess I should probably explain at this point why the president, to make sure everything ‑‑ I want the Blackberry taken from him if we have to.

As I'm listening to the latest Joe Biden nightmare where Joe Biden has revealed where the secret bunker is! I think to myself, Good Lord, he's in line for the presidency. It makes me pine for the days with Dan Quayle! At least Dan Quayle would have said, "I don't... bunk, what?" Joe Biden is quite possibly the biggest mouth vice president I have ever seen. Don't let him near the meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu today. Don't let him ever near any ‑‑ stop, stop mic'ing the man! We should lock him in the secret bunker!

He gives an interview to Newsweek and he talks about the secret bunker. He said, I'm quoting, a young naval officer gave him a tour of the residence, showed him the hideaway which is behind a massive steel door secured by an elaborate lock with a narrow connecting hallway.

You know what, it would be easier, why don't I just show you. Here are the blueprints. What is he doing! I just want you to know, I hate to boil this down to your pocketbook, but you paid for that massive steel door. You paid for the secret hideaway. It is, for eight years ‑‑ sorry, make that seven years it was the undisclosed location. Now it's not undisclosed anymore. Now it's pretty much disclosed. Now it's pretty ‑‑ oh, really? Hey, is it down that long hallway with the big steel door? That's amazing. It's a secret hideaway!

STU: You have to look on the positive side, though. We have no idea what the color scheme is, we have no idea what wallpaper he might have there.

GLENN: No, no.

STU: We don't know any of those things.

GLENN: We have massive communications equipment right there in the hallway. We know that.

STU: Right, but what scent candles does he have?

GLENN: I don't know. I have no idea.

STU: He could have gone a little further, not much further but he could have gone slightly further at describing the exact ‑‑ I mean, where the secret ‑‑ does he have leather seating, does he have ‑‑ is it microfiber? What does he have? I'd like to know.

GLENN: He even went on to tell Newsweek, the officer explained that when Cheney was in lockdown in this undisclosed location! At the naval observatory right down a long‑hallway with big steel door, lots of equipment in there and stuff. This is where his most trusted aides were also stationed. What is ‑‑ please ‑‑ what, Stu?

STU: Do you see why he said that, though?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: This is from the same story. This is where his most trusted aides were stationed, an image that Biden conveyed in a way that suggested we shouldn't be surprised at his policies that emerged were off the wall! (Laughing). This guy's a hoot! You believe that? This is the vice president of the United States who is dumb enough to give away the undisclosed location in an interview with the media and he's making fun of Dick Cheney! Isn't that hilarious?

DAN: What an idiot that Dick Cheney is, huh?

STU: Oh, the guy who kept it secret for the entire time that he was there. Hey, you did it for three months, though. Good job, Joe.

GLENN: Well, but Newsweek did some investigation and they found that neighbors, right after September 11th, were complaining about the construction noises that were going on in the neighborhood and underground, and the neighbors complained and they were told ‑‑ they were visited by secret service and they just said there's some national security things that are happening and get over it. So they didn't say, oh, we're just building a secret location for Dick Cheney. They didn't reveal that, oh, yeah, what we're doing here is having a secret bunker built where the vice president can be! By the way, set your GPS ‑‑ Russia, just set the GPS device right for there because that's ‑‑ going to need some sort of bunker penetrating missile, I think. Get another interview with Joe Biden and he'll tell you how thick the door is.

STU: Can we not ‑‑ can we just take a moment to recall the reason this man is our vice president, the reason he was added to this ticket is to give it gravitas. This idiot is the reason ‑‑

GLENN: But wait, wait. Wait, I've got more good news.

STU: Oh, good.

GLENN: As I'm driving in to work and I'm thinking I need to send tinfoil to the White House. I don't know if they have tinfoil but he should wrap his head so they can't read his mind or know where he is. I want the president to be the boy in the plastic bubble! I don't ‑‑ I want nothing to happen to this man or Joe Biden is our president!

Now, my next thought is what happens if I don't have tinfoil on the head of Joe Biden and the aliens come for Barack Obama and Joe Biden? Third in line is Nancy Pelosi! Number two and number three in line for the presidency, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, two people that if they were running banks, we'd fire! And here's the funny part: They are running banks! I can't, I can't take it. I can't take it. You couldn't write this stuff. If we were writing a movie script and I said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, and number two gives away the secret location, in the middle of a war." He just gives it out. The people building missiles, we're worried about missiles! North Korea's got missiles going up into space. We're all freaked out about that. That we have the vice president character go out and just give away the secret location where the vice president's been.

STU: I'm surprised he didn't get stimulus funds for an Amtrak stop there.

GLENN: You know what, Stu? Look it up. I'll bet you there will be one.

STU: Secret bunker, dingdong. (Laughing).

GLENN: Next stop, Joe Biden's secret bunker.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I mean ‑‑ Stu it's unbelievable. I mean, he is, depend, my favorite character out there right now. I love ‑‑ I'm so glad he's in office because it gives us something, something that just to bring comedy to the situation because there would be none if we started actually looking at these issues. But with Joe Biden there, there's always something, always something to sweeten the pot.

DAN: Does anyone doubt that Al‑Jazeera's upping their booking efforts for an interview with Joe Biden right now?

GLENN: You know what made me think, the first time I thought Wanda Sykes, she wasn't funny. She was right!

STU: On which part?

GLENN: Wanda Sykes, when she did the monologue, when she said, you know, you never want to torture Joe Biden. He'll just talk and talk and talk and talk. She said, Al‑Qaeda will come out of the room as he gave us just volumes worth of stuff. We know all of their secrets. We know absolutely everything. "Did you torture him for long?" Didn't even torture him. He's still in there talking.

STU: You are absolutely right. Look at this. This is exactly the sort of information that our enemies would want and this guy just blurts it out to Newsweek. It's fantastic.

GLENN: It's like there's no one ‑‑ that's why he's so against waterboarding. You don't need to water board people. Just ask them!

The number of people serving life sentences now exceeds the entire prison population in 1970, according to newly-released data from the Sentencing Project. The continued growth of life sentences is largely the result of "tough on crime" policies pushed by legislators in the 1990s, including presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Biden has since apologized for backing those types of policies, but it seems he has yet to learn his lesson. Indeed, Biden is backing yet another criminal justice policy with disastrous consequences—mandatory drug treatment for all drug offenders.

Proponents of this policy argue that forced drug treatment will reduce drug usage and recidivism and save lives. But the evidence simply isn't on their side. Mandatory treatment isn't just patently unethical, it's also ineffective—and dangerous.

Many well-meaning people view mandatory treatment as a positive alternative to incarceration. But there's a reason that mandatory treatment is also known as "compulsory confinement." As author Maya Schenwar asks in The Guardian, "If shepherding live human bodies off to prison to isolate and manipulate them without their permission isn't ethical, why is shipping those bodies off to compulsory rehab an acceptable alternative?" Compulsory treatment isn't an alternative to incarceration. It is incarceration.

Compulsory treatment is also arguably a breach of international human rights agreements and ethical standards. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have made it clear that the standards of ethical treatment also apply to the treatment of drug dependence—standards that include the right to autonomy and self-determination. Indeed, according to UNODC, "people who use or are dependent on drugs do not automatically lack the capacity to consent to treatment...consent of the patient should be obtained before any treatment intervention." Forced treatment violates a person's right to be free from non-consensual medical treatment.

It's a useless endeavor, anyway, because studies have shown that it doesn't improve outcomes in reducing drug use and criminal recidivism. A review of nine studies, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, failed to find sufficient evidence that compulsory drug treatment approaches are effective. The results didn't suggest improved outcomes in reducing drug use among drug-dependent individuals enrolled in compulsory treatment. However, some studies did suggest potential harm.

According to one study, 33% of compulsorily-treated participants were reincarcerated, compared to a mere 5% of the non-treatment sample population. Moreover, rates of post-release illicit drug use were higher among those who received compulsory treatment. Even worse, a 2016 report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that people who received involuntary treatment were more than twice as likely to die of an opioid-related overdose than those with a history of only voluntary treatment.

These findings echo studies published in medical journals like Addiction and BMJ. A study in Addiction found that involuntary drug treatment was a risk factor for a non-fatal drug overdose. Similarly, a study in BMJ found that patients who successfully completed inpatient detoxification were more likely than other patients to die within a year. The high rate of overdose deaths by people previously involuntarily treated is likely because most people who are taken involuntarily aren't ready to stop using drugs, authors of the Addiction study reported. That makes sense. People who aren't ready to get clean will likely use again when they are released. For them, the only post-treatment difference will be lower tolerance, thanks to forced detoxification and abstinence. Indeed, a loss of tolerance, combined with the lack of a desire to stop using drugs, likely puts compulsorily-treated patients at a higher risk of overdose.

The UNODC agrees. In their words, compulsory treatment is "expensive, not cost-effective, and neither benefits the individual nor the community." So, then, why would we even try?

Biden is right to look for ways to combat addiction and drug crime outside of the criminal justice system. But forced drug treatment for all drug offenders is a flawed, unethical policy, with deadly consequences. If the goal is to help people and reduce harm, then there are plenty of ways to get there. Mandatory treatment isn't one of them.

Lindsay Marie is a policy analyst for the Lone Star Policy Institute, an independent think tank that promotes freedom and prosperity for all Texans. You can follow her on Twitter @LindsayMarieLP.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani joined Glenn Beck on Tuesday's radio program discuss the Senate's ongoing investigation into former vice president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and reveal new bombshell documents he's currently releasing.

Giuliani told Glenn he has evidence of "very, very serious crime at the highest levels of government," that the "corrupt media" is doing everything in their power to discredit.

He also dropped some major, previously unreported news: not only was Hunter Biden under investigation in 2016, when then-Vice President Biden "forced" the firing of Ukraine's prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, but so was the vice president himself.

"Shokin can prove he was investigating Biden and his son. And I now have the prosecutorial documents that show, all during that period of time, not only was Hunter Biden under investigation -- Joe Biden was under investigation," Giuliani explained. "It wasn't just Hunter."

Watch this clip to get a rundown of everything Giuliani has uncovered so far.

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For most Americans, the 1980s was marked by big hair, epic lightsaber battles, and school-skipping Ferris Bueller dancing his way into the hearts of millions.

But for Bernie Sanders — who, by the way, was at that time the oldest-looking 40-year-old in human history — the 1980s was a period of important personal milestones.

Prior to his successful 1980 campaign to become mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders was mostly known around the Green Mountain State as a crazy, wildly idealistic socialist. (Think Karl Marx meets Don Quixote.) But everything started to change for Sanders when he became famous—or, in the eyes of many, notorious—for being "America's socialist mayor."

As mayor, Sanders' radical ideas were finally given the attention he had always craved but couldn't manage to capture. This makes this period of his career particularly interesting to study. Unlike today, the Bernie Sanders of the 1980s wasn't concerned with winning over an entire nation — just the wave of far-left New York City exiles that flooded Vermont in the 1960s and 1970s — and he was much more willing to openly align himself with local and national socialist and communist parties.


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Over the past few weeks, I have been reading news reports of Sanders recorded in the 1980s — because, you know, that's how guys like me spend their Saturday nights — and what I've found is pretty remarkable.

For starters, Sanders had (during the height of the Soviet Union) a very cozy relationship with people who openly advocated for Marxism and communism. He was an elector for the Socialist Workers Party and promoted the party's presidential candidates in 1980 and 1984.

To say the Socialist Workers Party was radical would be a tremendous understatement. It was widely known SWP was a communist organization mostly dedicated to the teachings of Marx and Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Among other radical things I've discovered in interviews Sanders conducted with the SWP's newspaper — appropriately named The Militant (seriously, you can't make this stuff up) — is a statement by Sanders published in June 1981 suggesting that some police departments "are dominated by fascists and Nazis," a comment that is just now being rediscovered for the first time in decades.

In 1980, Sanders lauded the Socialist Workers Party's "continued defense of the Cuban revolution." And later in the 1980s, Sanders reportedly endorsed a collection of speeches by the socialist Sandinistas in Nicaragua, even though there had been widespread media reports of the Sandinistas' many human rights violations prior to Sanders' endorsement, including "restrictions on free movement; torture; denial of due process; lack of freedom of thought, conscience and religion; denial of the right of association and of free labor unions."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Comrade Bernie's disturbing Marxist past, which is far more extensive than what can be covered in this short article, shouldn't be treated as a mere historical footnote. It clearly illustrates that Sanders' brand of "democratic socialism" is much more than a $15 minimum wage and calls for single-payer health care. It's full of Marxist philosophy, radical revolutionary thinking, anti-police rhetoric, and even support for authoritarian governments.

Millions of Americans have been tricked into thinking Sanders isn't the radical communist the historical record — and even Sanders' own words — clearly show that he is. But the deeper I have dug into Comrade Bernie's past, the more evident it has become that his thinking is much darker and more dangerous and twisted than many of his followers ever imagined.

Tomorrow night, don't miss Glenn Beck's special exposing the radicals who are running Bernie Sanders' campaign. From top to bottom, his campaign is staffed with hard-left extremists who are eager to burn down the system. The threat to our constitution is very real from Bernie's team, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before in a U.S. election. Join Glenn on Wednesday, at 9 PM Eastern on BlazeTV's YouTube page, and on BlazeTV.com. And just in case you miss it live, the only way to catch all of Glenn's specials on-demand is by subscribing to Blaze TV.

Justin Haskins (Jhaskins@heartland.org) is editorial director of The Heartland Institute and editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com.

Candace Owens, BLEXIT founder and author of the upcoming book, "Blackout," joined Glenn Beck on Friday's GlennTV for an exclusive interview. available only to BlazeTV subscribers.

Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

Enjoy this clip from the full episode below:

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