Glenn Beck: Don't Like the Game? Change the Rules




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Not enough people are talking about the Supreme Court's decision to briefly hold up Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Here's the one thing: When the government doesn't like how the game is going, they simply change the rules.

On Monday, the Obama administration filed paperwork with the Supreme Court, asking the justices not to take up the case for senior creditors — including the Indiana pension fund — which, luckily for them, was ignored.

The administration routinely has said they want the company to leave bankruptcy in less than two months. But doesn't that sound kind of fast considering it's the country's 6th largest bankruptcy filing ever?

It should; bankruptcies usually only happen that fast when one of the companies deals in products that could spoil — like fruits or meat. But while there are lots of things that are rotten about this deal, it's not the cars themselves.

The problem with this game is not only that they're changing the rules, but that the game itself might have been rigged from the start.

The Wall Street Journal reports that before Chrysler even filed for Chapter 11 on April 30, there were a series of e-mails showing that, despite worries from Chrysler's management that Fiat ignored document requests and that they tried to change contract terms at the last minute, the government still pushed the deal through.

Although Chrysler says that heated e-mails are routine near the end of deals, it's worth noting that in one e-mail, someone called the Treasury Department, quote: "God," which shows just how much they really control the game.

But even fixed games have winners and losers and this one is no different.

The clear winner is the UAW, which gets 50 cents on the dollar even though they are junior creditors and have 38,000 union workers who would've likely lost their jobs in liquidation.

But there are many more losers; most visibly, the Indiana pension fund, which gets 29 cents on a dollar even though they are senior creditors. That's happening even though at least two sections of the Constitution back up the right to uniform laws, which would see the senior creditors covered before any junior creditors.

The less obvious losers are all the businesses and individuals who will no longer be able to get loans if lenders are scared that the government can rewrite contracts whenever they feel like it.

Right now Indiana is the only state that will no longer invest in any companies or banks that have gotten federal bailout money, but would it be surprising if more investors follow suit? After all, look at what's happened with the bailouts.

Some of the biggest companies that reluctantly took government money are now seeing their salaries and bonuses limited; CEOs fired; and, in the case of GM, told where to build their product.

Meanwhile, state governors like South Carolina's Mark Sanford and others have tried to stop or limit the stimulus money they received for fear of the obligations they'd be under, yet they may be forced to take the money anyway because "God" doesn't take no for an answer.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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