Glenn's Favorite story of the Month

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: Here's what you just need to know from today's news, from the Associated Press. Midwest corn boom threatens sea life. This is quite possibly my favorite story maybe of the month. Jefferson, Iowa: Because of rising demand for ethanol -- now remember, ethanol's good. It's good for the environment. It's a renewable source. We could put ethanol up. It's good. "Because of the rising demand for ethanol, American farmers are growing more corn than anytime since World War II, and the sea life in the Gulf of Mexico is paying the price. The nation's corn crop is fertilized with millions of pounds of nitrogen-based fertilizer." Nitrogen-based fertilizer, isn't nitrogen-based fertilizer crap? Just, I'm just saying. "When that nitrogen runs off the fields in corn belt states, it makes its way to the Mississippi River and eventually pours into the Gulf where it contributes to a growing dead zone, a 7900 square mile patch so depleted of oxygen that fish, crabs and shrimp suffocate. The dead zone was discovered in 1985 and has grown fairly steadily since then, forcing fishermen to venture further and further out to the sea to find their catch. For decades fertilizer has been considered the prime cause of the lifeless spot. With demand of corn booming, some researchers feel the dead zone will expand rapidly with the devastating consequence. We may be coming close to a tipping point," says Matt Rota, a director of resource program for the New Orleans-based Gulf Restoration Network, an environmental group. The Gulf ecosystem might change or collapse as opposed to just being impacted. Environmentalists had hoped to cut nitrogen runoff by encouraging farmers to apply less fertilizer and establish buffers along the waterways but demand for corn-based fuel additive ethanol has driven up the price for the crop which is selling at about $4 a bushel, up from a little more than $2 in 2002. That enticed American farmers, mostly in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to plant more than 93 million acres of corn in 2007, the most since 1944. They substituted corn for other crops and made use of land not previously used in cultivation.

Got it? So our solution has now caused another problem. This is exactly why I say the solution to global warming is to do nothing. Don't do anything. Government, get out of the way. Let the public -- first of all, ethanol is not the answer. Ethanol takes 80% of the energy, 80% of a gallon of gas to produce a gallon of gas. How stupid is that? What are we thinking? We'll be the only society in history to burn up our food supply. Just so stupid.

Here's another thing. I love this. The arrogance of scientists. It has been 50 years since the first scientists first created DNA in a test tube, stitching ordinary chemical ingredients together to make life's most extraordinary molecule. Until recently, however, even the most sophisticated laboratories could only make a small snippet of DNA. An extra gene or two to be inserted into corn plants, for example, to help the plants ward off insects or tolerate drought. Now researchers are poised to cross a dramatic barrier, the creation of life, driven by a completely artificial DNA. This is according to the Washington Post. Scientists in Maryland have already built the world's first entirely handcrafted chromosome, a large looping strand of DNA made from scratch in a laboratory, containing all the instructions a microbe needs to live and reproduce. In the coming year they hope to transplant it into a cell where it's expected to boot up to life itself. Like software downloaded from the Internet. Well, let me go with that software downloaded from the Internet. I'm sure there's never anything destructive in any kind of flawed software that you just download from the Internet and put into a cell or a system and boot it up. What are we thinking? I would personally like to buy every scientist a ticket to go ahead and see "I Am Legend." May I? I saw the beginning of that thing and then I slept for part of it and then I saw the end of it. Let me tell you something. The scariest part about I Am Legend is that's exactly how it will happen. The scientists that are like, oh, gee. I mean, life, there was no intelligent design there. I mean, "look at us. We're designing life and there's no intelligence in here (laughing.)".

I mean, so they go and design life. In "I Am Legend," what they do is they cure cancer. Design something that will cure cancer. No, that's at the very beginning. It's in the first two minutes. Not even -- it's before the title. "We've cured cancer." Look at us. Whoa." So what you are saying is, yes, we finally found a cure for cancer. They created life that will eat cancer. Unfortunately in the movie it turns you into a vampire. Now, I'm pretty sure we'll create vampires because you'd have to be a moron to stitch in the fang chromosome, you know, right into the DNA strand, but is there any doubt that that's the way we're all going to -- you know, if you know anything about the so-called end times, whether the end times happen or not, I don't know. But if you read about them, what is one of the big things? Plagues. Plagues.

Look what we've got going on. We've got all kinds of nasty stuff just boiling under the surface already that we can't control and we want to create new life? Am I the only one who thinks -- is there a scientist within the sound of my voice that says, yeah, thinking about that now, that's probably not a good idea. I mean, we always think that they -- oh, this one is going to be good. This one's good. Okay, sure, we've made horrible mistakes, but creating life, mistake there.

See, if you just think that life just happened, well, then I guess, you know, you have more intelligence than the universe did. "That just happened. I'm designing it. So it's got to be better." The arrogance of science.

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GLENN: So we'll go to the phones here in a second. Stu, are you watching the Pat Robertson thing?

STU: Yeah, because the words, you know, get scrolled up on the screen here in the studio. We have it set like that. So I'm reading your comments and I just saw you write, unlike Keith Olbermann, Media Matters doesn't write what I say on air.

GLENN: I was on with Pat Robertson this morning. I haven't seen it yet. Does it look all right?

STU: Actually you look hot. I think this is one of your -- this is a good look for you. I like the --

GLENN: Wow.

STU: I mean, is that not what you were asking?

GLENN: No, I --

STU: Well, I mean, I can't deny it. I mean, you look like --

GLENN: Sarah, go on in.

STU: Sarah, come on. Look at this. I think he looks good today. He looks rested, you know?

GLENN: I got three hours sleep last night, huh?

SARAH: I think you look good all the time.

GLENN: Yeah, see?

STU: It is Christmas bonus week.

GLENN: It is. It's Christmas bonus day.

STU: It is Christmas bonus day.

GLENN: Which explains you now, suspicious.

STU: No way.

GLENN: All of a sudden, you look hot, Glenn.

STU: I don't know what you're talking about. I think you look good.

GLENN: It was weird about --

STU: Your abs look tight, you know.

GLENN: Okay, stop.

STU: Obviously you've been lifting a little.

GLENN: Dan, you would never do that, would you, on Christmas bonus day?

DAN: No way. That is a nice tie you picked today, by the way.

GLENN: Thank you.

DAN: I'm just being honest.

GLENN: My publicist was with me and for some reason I don't -- I think this is the first time I've ever met him.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah. I didn't even -- I pay the guy like I don't even know how much and once in a while I'll just call in. Do you still work for me? He's like, yep. He called last night. He said, I'd like to go into the Pat Robertson thing and I said, okay. So I meet him there and afterwards he said, I was a little uncomfortable with, you know, you saying that, you know, you pray.

STU: You pray for America every day.

GLENN: "You pray for America." And he was like, I don't -- I said, it's the 700 Club. If I can't say I pray on the 700 Club, where can you possibly say it? "I don't know. You should keep that to yourself." All right. I'm going to disregard that advice. He's better off, he's got a longer career with me if he doesn't show up. Just don't show up and you have a better chance of staying on the payroll. "Yeah, you should -- the prayer thing, I don't know. A lot of people think that God thing is weird."

STU: It's a trend, you know? Obviously it comes and goes.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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