Glenn Beck: Obama - Docs amputate for cash



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GLENN: Okay, I would like to know where all the Dr. Mengele's are that are ‑‑

PAT: Boy, there's a lot of them.

GLENN: ‑‑ ripping kids' tonsils out and amputating feet.

PAT: How many people have had their feet cut off because the doctor just wanted to make $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 extra bucks. I wonder. I'd like to see the stats on that.

GLENN: I would love to see the stats on this. You know, President Obama I think came out yesterday, and it's interesting to me that ‑‑ there are many things that I believe that I shall never say but I shall never say the things that I do not believe. So let's skip that and let's just go to ‑‑

PAT: Good. Wow, was that a first?

GLENN: Yes, I believe it was.

PAT: I believe we just heard a first on the program.

GLENN: Was that a first?

STU: You mean he actually edited himself on the program?

PAT: He actually self‑edited there.

STU: Wow, congratulations.

GLENN: You know what? Let me say this, though. No, no, no, no. On the self‑editing thing, I ask that you please even watch the show or listen to the show and take some notes. Really I'm turning this information over to you. That's why I have the watchdogs. I need you to do your brainwork on it. I need you to spread the message. I need you to be an evangelist for the message. I've asked you before, pray for more time. I don't know why I feel that way, but I do. Pray for more time, please. And take these things down and pass them on. You know, they have a community organized group that has been years in the making. We don't have years. We maybe have, you know, a few weeks, month, I don't know how long. But we've got to organize and we have to be out there. Please pass on the information that you hear on the show. Ponder it in your heart. Pray on it. See if you believe it's true. If it is, please pass it on to other people.

Okay. So I don't know where he's coming up with these doctors, but here's the audio from Pat's audio vault on, I just, I think this is amazing on why we need to have a different system that is not capitalist in nature.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: All I'm saying is let's take the example of something like diabetes, one of a disease that's skyrocketing partly because of obesity.

GLENN: Stop. Stop there for a second. So what is ‑‑ if it's skyrocketing partly because of obesity, what should the government do if we want to control obesity? What does the government do?

STU: Take away all sugar and fat. Ban them.

GLENN: They are going to have to control what you eat.

PAT: Yep, yep.

GLENN: Or you are going to have to be ‑‑ I'm sorry, but you are a fat, fat fatty, and they do this in Japan already. They measure your waist. If you don't ‑‑ if you are too fat, you don't get the healthcare. You've got to get yourself under control.

STU: Exactly. Just like the guy who in England who drank too much, so they didn't give him the liver he needed.

GLENN: Exactly right. But he was 21.

PAT: But to the question, what should the government do? Nothing.

GLENN: Nothing.

PAT: Nothing.

GLENN: Nothing. Okay. So now that you've just seen a seed planted: Because of obesity, diabetes is skyrocketing. Understand that that comes, if they are now in charge of who gets care and who doesn't get care, they are now in charge of that; well, they are going to have to, they have to cut costs. So we better regulate the food that's out there. We better regulate what you eat. And if you're in shape ‑‑ if you don't exercise, well, then you are not going to get healthcare. Don't think it's not coming. All right. So here's the rest of it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Partly because it's not treated as effectively as it could be. Right now if we paid a family ‑‑ if a family care physician works with his or her patient to help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they are taking their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance. But if that same doctor ‑‑

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. Have you ever heard the phrase that you see the things inside of you, you know? And I know this to be true. I see things in people sometimes and I recognize them. I can recognize arrogance because I have been an out‑of‑control egomaniac for much of my life. Hopefully I have shed most of that. But I can recognize it in somebody that their ego is going to destroy them because I have been destroyed by my ego.

Have you noticed, have you noticed how many times these people are equating people who are healthcare providers with people who will do evil things for money? These are people that are supposed to heal and instead because of their evil greed, because money turns people into monsters, they are willing to do this:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000, $50,000. Immediately the surgeon is reimbursed.

PAT: So instead of doing preventative care, which isn't going to ‑‑ you know, and by the way, again not the same doctor. Not the same doctor who's doing the preventative medicine from the surgeon who after the guy who's doing the preventative medicine has done everything he can and then your foot is still, goes gangrenous or whatever it is, then he turns you over to the surgeon who then cuts off your ‑‑ amputates your foot. Not the same guy even. I mean, does he not have that simple understanding?

GLENN: It doesn't make any sense.

PAT: Doesn't make any sense.

GLENN: Doesn't make any sense whatsoever. And if we have a problem with the doctors doing that, then the government should go after those doctors that are doing that.

PAT: And it's not the first time he said it. Remember the tonsil thing.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Doctors a lot of times are forced to make decisions ‑‑

GLENN: A lot of times.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: ‑‑ based on the fee payment schedule that's out there. So if they look, you come and you've got a bad sore throat or your child has a bad sore throat or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, "You know what, I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out."

GLENN: Stop. That is just, have you finally lost it?

PAT: Can't take it.

GLENN: Can't take it.

PAT: Can't take it.

GLENN: I can't.

PAT: I feel that way every day about 1,000 times.

GLENN: You know what, play it again and I'll show you where I said I can't take it. Play it again for me.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Doctors a lot of times are forced to make decisions based on demand fee payment schedule.

GLENN: Stop. There it is. The fee payment schedule that's out there. A lot of times doctors, you know, have to do certain things because of the fee payment schedule that's out there.

Stu, do you know who makes the fee payment schedule?

STU: Evil corporations?

GLENN: No, uh‑uh. Hey, Pat, who makes the fee payment schedule?

PAT: The government.

GLENN: What? The government?

STU: Not profiteers?

PAT: Medicare and Medicaid set the fee payment schedule.

STU: No, no, he specifically said they're just out there.

GLENN: They're just out there. The government through Medicare and Medicaid set the fee payment schedule!

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: And then off of that, the insurance companies inflate the number for the capitalist system! The insurance companies are like, well, they will only pay this; we'll do, what is it, like double? We'll do double what Medicare and Medicaid are going to do.

STU: Right. So essentially they charge higher prices to non‑ Medicare participants to make up for the money that they are losing.

GLENN: Exactly right. Exactly right. So if there's a problem with doctors having to do things because they can't afford it, they have this evil desire for money, well, they'll cut people's feet off... I mean, good God almighty, what is this president saying?

PAT: Just for money. Why ‑‑ again we ask this question with the tonsil thing. Why aren't doctors hacked off about this? Why do we have to be hacked off on behalf of all doctors?

GLENN: You know what?

PAT: What is that?

GLENN: You know who's not getting a lot of coverage? Nurses. Nurses are uniting against this stuff. And, you know, I can't take the lies anymore that this is just ‑‑ has anyone in the media asked, "Hey, do you have a deal with the prescription drug companies?" The answer is yes! Do you have a deal with the healthcare industry? The answer is yes! Now, how can you be demonizing these people and yet getting into bed with them?

You know that Robert Reich, a guy who, everything this man says is a nightmare. He is so in bed with this administration and yet he has pulled himself out of universal healthcare, he says, because the Obama administration has made deals with the prescription drug companies that we won't use your buying power against you and hurt you. And so the prescription drug companies went in.

STU: This is after saying over and over again he was going to do all negotiations on C‑Span.

GLENN: When is anyone going to wake up for the love of God. Our country is being destroyed. It has been taken over by liars, thieves, and radicals! When will someone in the mainstream media hold this man's feet to the fire? Pray for more time.

Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Next, the Iowa caucuses. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com