Glenn Beck: Congress flying in style




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GLENN: Okay, all right. If you have high blood pressure. If you're anybody that, you know, is close to a heart attack or anything, turn the radio off right now because this gives me heart palpitations. Are you ready?

Congress just a few days ago, the house approved $200 million, the house just approved $200 million to buy three Gulf Stream jets to ferry top government officials and members of Congress around. I'm trying to remember, um, how much they praised the auto industry and the CEOs for being responsible with their time by flying in a private jet to come talk to Congress, and then after they excoriated the people in private jets then unbeknownst to you, most likely, they offered a tax credit for anybody who purchased a Gulf Stream or private jet. Did you know that?


Did you know that?

No, I don't think.

GLENN: Did you know that, Stu?

STU: No, I only lease my private jets.

GLENN: I found that out from a pilot who is having his companies that he works for completely destroyed, kind of like the people who are pilots kind of feel a little like I think the board of tourism in Vegas feel right now. Oh, my gosh, thank you so much for that. So they've done everything to badmouth anybody that rides on a private jet and yet, they offer tax breaks if you buy a new private jet. How is that?

What is that?

Is that an indulgence?

Is that what that is?

Is that so you can buy your way into forgiveness, I'm not sure. What is that?

STU: Important people need to get to important places, Glenn

GLENN: I'm glad to know that they're buying the new Gulf Stream 550 which is $65 million apiece.

STU: That's the southwest Air of the private jets.

GLENN: That's the nicest jet made. No, no, it's the nicest jet made.

STU: It doesn't have any options, though?

GLENN: It has all the options. You can buy a jet that's very nice, not quite this size but very close. You can buy one for $20 million. This one is $65 million.

STU: The problem, though

GLENN: You could buy a G5 and don't go for the upgrade of the G550 and you can get it for $55 million

STU: You're putting this crazy analogy together. With private jets, there's no way you can buy them used

GLENN: You can buy them used, in fact, Donald Trump, there's this huge area of the desert that has gigantic, 727s. You can buy a 727 for about, I think don't quote me on this, but I believe about $10 million. You have to renovate it. You probably have to put another $10 million in it to renovate it, but it's sitting right there. There's $20 million for a 727, or you could buy a Gulf Stream 550 for members of Congress at $65 million.

STU: You're, again, missing there's huge holes in your story here.

GLENN: Really?


Really?

STU: Yes, you can buy a $10 million jet but unfortunately there's nobody who is available to work and take a new job to work on a new project like that.

GLENN: No, there's lots of companies that would go ahead and the companies that are begging for business.

STU: You have full employment. There's no way anybody could take

GLENN: No, I don't know if you know this. For instance, I think it was in Ohio, they've been hiring or is it Wisconsin, where they've been hiring people with stimulus money and the jobs only last five days. How many?

Was that in Oregon?

Yeah, they last only five days and you know, the representatives in Oregon said nobody thought that you could get more than five days' worth of work for this money. Oh, you're right. Why would we create a job that would last more than five days?

If we could just create a job let's say we could create 100 people. We could create a job for 100 people. Hang on. We have cast Sustine as a czar. That sounded like a statement, but maybe that's an idea. How about we just create people?

Yeah, if we create people and then give them something to put in their engine that makes their engine not run, we could crush the old people, sell them as food to China. Voice: it's people. Soilent green is made out of people!

Soilent green is people!

GLENN: That's not a bad idea. Would somebody write that down for me?


Write that down. Let's just get people and send to Kass Sustine. He's the regulatory czar. I forget what czar he is. I love him. He's great. Anyway so what we do is we create jobs. In fact, we should create a bunch of new green jobs. If we could get new green jobs. Who do we know over the green jobs?

Voice: HO, HO, green job czar.

GLENN: We get Vann Jones, the devout communist, we get him to create a bunch of jobs that only last five days. Let's do this with 5,000 people. Five days, you lose your job and then create new jobs. We take those same thousand people and employ them for another five days and now we just created 2,000 jobs. If we did that once a week, new jobs every week, we could take the same thousand people and claim that we have created 52,000 jobs. That's fantastic.

PAT: Genius.

GLENN: Wait a minute. What if we say those thousand people are only working for one day. We could create 365,000 new jobs. My, my, I mean

VOICE: HO, HO, HO, green job czar!

GLENN: I'm thinking, okay. Next thing you know I will be working for the Obama administration, you know, making people into soilent green. What? That's an idea! Why the hate?

It's not just the Twitter mobs, the Leftist extremists and the flagrant fourth-wave feminists who want ICE abolished. As we've seen, there's a growing number of politicians who want to see it as well.

Cue Alejandro Alvarez, who in his 32 years has managed to cultivate his brand as a "serial immigration violator." Alejandro has been deported 11 times. Well, he's facing deportation once again, after allegedly "slashing his wife with a chainsaw." His wife is in recovery and is expected to survive.

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Around 3:00 pm last Wednesday, police arrived at Alejandro's. When they arrived, they found Alvarez's wife suffering from "traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw." The couple's three children were huddled in fear inside the home. Alejandro's wife was rushed to a nearby trauma center for an emergency surgery.

Alejandro fled the scene of the crime, but was eventually hauled in by police and booked under "suspicion of attempted murder, child endangerment, hit and run, and grand theft auto."

Sounds like the kind of guy who should be in our country illegally, right?

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley noted that "Immigration officers have lodged a detainer against Alvarez, requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement before his release to allow them to take the man into custody."

This is the new reality.

This is the new reality. The immigration agency has to ask for permission, to file requests, to have illegal immigrants who are guilty of crimes dealt with. Luckily for Alejandro, Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, so maybe he'll get another pass and be back on the streets in no time.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

Why is nobody talking about this?

Alabama law enforcement officials say that an illegal immigrant and an immigrant in the United States on a green card are responsible for the brutal murders of a grandmother and her 13-year-old special needs granddaughter in what investigators say is violence related to Mexican drug cartels.

The Purple Heart is reserved for those wounded or killed during battle. Awarded by the President, the medal has George Washington's image right there on the front of it. Make no mistake, it is reserved for heroes. True heroes. Men and women who've faced death and still persevered. Soldiers who fought in battle at the cost of their limbs, their lives, or their inner peace. John F. Kennedy earned a Purple Heart for his heroism as a gunboat pilot in 1944. John McCain received one for, well, we all know his horrific story. Colin Powell. Roughly one million Purple Heart medals have been awarded to veterans, all of whom were determined to have fought valiantly, with courage and heart.

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So it was a bit of a head-scratcher to hear comments from Democratic Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee and self-appointed "Leader in Effort to #ImpeachTrump." During a House Oversight Committee hearing questioning Peter Strzok, Cohen said, perplexingly, that Strzok deserves a Purple Heart. You know, because he's injured by all those mean text messages that HE sent?

As we've seen, other than Cohen's fanboy praise, Strzok hasn't gotten off easy. Thankfully. The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General wrote: "We did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the [Anthony] Weiner laptop was free from bias."

Lack of confidence. I believe that's one of the criteria for a different medal. Not a Purple Heart, though. Sorry, Strzok, you'll have to get your trophy elsewhere.

Time mgazine is back at it again, reporting the real news, doing the proper journalism. One of their latest articles is sure to earn them a Pulitzer. Surely. The article is titled, "Women Are Buying Up Plan B Because They're Terrified of the Future Supreme Court."

Here's how the article opens:

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement last month, Emily Hauser was standing at a drugstore counter asking a pharmacist for two packages of Plan B. At age 53, she didn't need the emergency contraception pills — in fact, she wasn't sure who would, or when. But Hauser bought them anyway.

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I like that the article sets up Kennedy's retirement as an apocalyptic event. A recurring theme in the mainstream media, now that I think of it, especially lately. Here's the gist of it:

Across the country, Americans are stockpiling emergency contraception in light of Justice Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's Monday nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The nation's highest court is on its way to having a conservative majority, making threats against Roe v. Wade seem more dire than ever.

A good article includes backstory. History. The context. Here's what Time had to say about the sudden influx—some would say panic—in birth control:

To understand the interest in buying up Plan B, you need to brush up on Roe v. Wade. Some background: The court handed down the 7-2 decision in 1973, confirming that a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy is covered by the Fourteenth Amendment. Progress has been rocky since then.

Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies.

Ah, yes. Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies. At this point, it's impossible for those inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, and now Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome, to have a civil conversation. They certainly aren't going to budge in their opinion. Our main goal, obviously, is to connect to them as fellow human beings, living in the same chaotic world, and, hey, maybe along the way they'll admit that, maybe, they're a little more biased and deranged than they previously realized.

If all you knew about American politics came from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, or MSNBC, you'd think that a "Blue wave" is about to swamp the country, with hip, millennial geniuses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfing the crest of the wave. In fact, you would already think Ocasio-Cortez is the greatest hope for America since Barack Obama.

America is a very large country, and reality is usually more complex than the media lets on. But, since the media already has their narrative and superstar Ocasio-Cortez set for this November, there's no room for another young, minority, female, child of immigrants, political outsider, from the ultimate blue-wave state of California, named Elizabeth Heng. Well, there probably would be room for a story like that, except that she's a conservative.

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Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth Heng is running for Congress against Democrat Jim Costa, in California's 16th district. It's been 40 years since a Republican won in that district.

In the early 1980s, Heng's parents fled the violence in Cambodia and immigrated to the U.S. In 2008, after graduating from Stanford where she was student-body president, Heng opened several cell-phone stores with her brothers in the central San Joaquin Valley. Running her own business and managing 75 employees opened her eyes to a not-so-dirty secret about capitalism trying to survive the virus of progressivism. She says, "I saw firsthand how government regulations impacted businesses negatively. I constantly felt that from Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, they were saying that I was everything wrong with our country, when all I was doing was creating jobs."

That's when she decided to venture to Washington, D.C., where she worked for six years learning the ins and outs of legislation and campaigning. She ended up working as a director for President Trump's inauguration ceremony, a job she managed while also finishing her MBA at Yale.

Fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone.

One of the biggest lessons she learned working in Washington became the platform she is now running for office on: fiscal responsibility. She says, "In a family or a business, we don't suddenly act surprised when a budget comes up for the year. We get it done."

What a concept.

Still, fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone. So, don't expect Elizabeth Heng to replace Ocasio-Cortez as the media darling anytime soon.