Glenn Beck: Time to Re-found America




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All I can say is "wow."

The 9/12 rally happened this weekend and if there was any question on where America stands right now, I think images from Washington, D.C., on Saturday should help answer them.

Estimates on the crowd size range from London's Daily Mail report of over 1 million, all the way to the obligatory "tens of thousands" lowball. Whatever the actual number, it doesn't matter — the turnout was absolutely astonishing.

According to The Daily Mail, the White House was shocked by the size of the crowd. What I found shocking was the arrogance and the choice of words that White House senior adviser David Axelrod chose to describe the rally:

(BEGIN 'FACE THE NATION' VIDEO CLIP)

DAVID AXELROD, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISER: First of all, Bob, I don't think it's indicative of the nation's mood.

And so, you know, I don't think we ought to be distracted by that. My message to them is, they're wrong.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Oh, David. If only you were on the right side of this argument.

They are still choosing to play the same kind of politics that America is currently rejecting and the media still doesn't get it — that or they're complicit in whatever shell game the government is playing, because they largely chose to ignore it or cover it with headlines like these: "Tea Party Movement Has Anger, No Dominant Leaders."

No leader? Good — that's what is called "grassroots."

I've told you before, the paradigm is about to shift. I just laughed at the lack of coverage in the news because the newspapers (who are shedding subscribers) and the media don't even realize they are driving the nail into their own coffin. How do you, by in large, miss this gigantic rally which, by some reports, at least approached the crowd at the Obama Inauguration?

How is that possible? They aren't giving you the truth. The good news is you get that. Only 29 percent of Americans say that news organizations get their facts straight — 29 percent.

The lies aren't working anymore.

Look at what has happened as the mainstream media on the sidelines — look at what you've done:

• Van Jones, after the cruel "smear campaign" that included playing video of him speaking, resigned

• The "cash for clunkers" government computer glitch story was uncovered by a watchdog and the government shut it down

• The art propaganda at the NEA exposed on this program by another regular citizen doing the media's job

• On Friday, nobody (besides FOX News and some blogs) were reporting on the ACORN tapes and the census completely cut ties with ACORN (although, that one is a little too good to be true — so I'm keeping an eye on it)

• This weekend in D.C. one of the biggest (and most peaceful) crowds there ever

But all of that is only the beginning. Questions still need to be answered. Remember, I'm not trying to get people fired, I'm just asking questions. Just because I talk about someone doesn't mean they need to be fired, I'm just looking the real agenda. I'm doing what the president told me to do: Find out where he stands by looking at those he surrounds himself with.

Firing the corrupt ACORN workers or forcing Van Jones to resign doesn't answer the question: "How and why did he get there in the first place?"

Some more good news — even CNN, in an interview with an Air America host — are finally asking the same question I've been asking:

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ANA MARIE COX, NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, AIR AMERICA RADIO: Yes, I think this is another sign — I am very curious about how the White House sort of spot through some of the lower-level appointees, I mean, not so lower level. I think that during the campaign they showed a masterful understanding of the way that the media works and the way that people respond to certain kinds of allegations. It seems like they really had no idea this was going to be a problem and that disturbs me more than anything.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Sooner or later people on both sides of the aisle will realize that this isn't about left vs. right or conservative vs. liberal. We're being played by Republicans and Democrats. The weasels in Washington are pitting us against each other because it's convenient for them. They don't care about you. They are playing the same old Washington games and to play the game you have to play ball.

Put the ball down and head for the clubhouse — this game is rigged.

If they really wanted just health care reform, why is there a provision to subsidize union health care pension plans to the tune of $10 billion? Could it have anything to do with this?

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: Your agenda has been my agenda in the United States Senate. Before debating health care, I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members. Before immigration debates took place in Washington, I talked with Eliseo Medina and SEIU members. Before the EFCA, I talked to SEIU. So, we've worked together over these last few years and I am proud of what we've done. I'm just not satisfied.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Democrats, did he call you? Did he call any of your friends? Or is it just another crazy coincidence from that nut Glenn Beck?

Until all the cards are face up we cannot allow anything else to pass. No more giant bills with all kinds of goodies for special interests lost in thousands of pages of legalese.

Maybe Obama trusts the groups cobbling together these bills — like the Apollo Alliance — with the stimulus or as the president says Andy Stern at SEIU.

But I don't.

All the special interest handouts in the stimulus, health care, and cap-and-trade bills aren't there to build a better nation. They are there to build the framework of these corrupt "organizations" like ACORN and SEIU to fundamentally transform America.

And if we allow these bills to go through, an already enormous problem will spread like a disease.

We need to kill the corruption before we do anything else.

Start by rejecting those in the mainstream media who refuse to bring you the truth. Keep score on them and spread the word. For example, reports on Van Jones from appointment to resignation:

• FOX News: 51


• CNN: 9


• MSNBC: 2


• ABC: 1


• CBS: 2


• NBC: 1


• The New York Times: 1


• The Washington Post: 4


• Wall Street Journal: 1

Or reports on ACORN corruption:

• FOX News: 133


• CNN: 90


• MSNBC: 10


• ABC: 2


• CBS: 1


• NBC: 2


• The New York Times: 17


• The Washington Post: 10


• Wall Street Journal: 5

Keep questioning with boldness, hold to the truth and speak without fear. Hold their feet to the fire.

I want to talk directly to those in Washington, D.C.: This country — the greatest country the planet has ever seen — was founded by 56 men and I believe we only need 56 men today to free our government from the rabid corruption and special interests and to protect and defend the republic and the Constitution of the United States of America. You may have gone to Washington with good intentions and now find yourself in a seemingly impossible situation, you may even think there's no way out — I'm here to tell you: You are wrong.

Look at Saturday's protests: Republicans and Democrats; some of them want health care, some don't; some are pro-life, some are pro-choice. They don't agree on every single issue except one: They all want the corruption and the political games out.

They want elected (and appointed) officials to pay taxes just like they do. And to be held to the same standards as regular Americans if they fail to pay.

They don't care about special interests and they have real power and that power will stand behind you if you want to be part of the 56 re-founders and rat out the corruption. But, if you continue to be part of the problem, those same people will hold you accountable.

There's one thing about America: We love a good redemption story. If you come clean — and I can't promise it will be easy, there will be some rough days ahead — but if you come out and start the work of re-founding America, you will have an army behind you. Don't be on the wrong side of history.

We've taken a side and that's for the rule of law, for the republic, for the Constitution.

Which side are you going to be on?

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Avenatti arrested: The lawyer now needs a lawyer

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At this point, I think there are about - oh - four thousand potential Democrats that may try and run for president in 2020. But we can probably take one off the list. "The creepy porn lawyer", also known by some as Michael Avenatti, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles. And the reason why he was arrested kind of makes you think there's some kind of invisible force out there that's making sure either irony or maybe even karma is receiving it's daily offering. Michael Avenatti was just arrested for… Domestic Violence.

The alleged victim filed the complaint on Wednesday, but the incidents began on Tuesday. The woman involved is said to have bruising and swelling on her face and was kicked out of Avenatti's Los Angeles area apartment. Avenatti could be heard screaming, "This is BS, this is effing BS! She hit me first!"

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Yeah, I don't think the whole "she hit me first" line is going to be a good strategy to use in court. He might want to revise that… I'm just saying.

You know, I wonder if the media - specifically CNN and MSNBC - are going to be doing any mea culpa's over the next 12 to 24 hours? They basically became Avenatti's PR wing over the past 8 months. From March to May, the two networks had Avenatti on the air over 100 times. He gave 147 interviews on both cable and network TV. MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell actually said quote, "Michael Avenatti is becoming my co-host. I've got to say."

And this was actually before he dragged Julie Swetnick into the limelight to attack Kavanaugh. You know I wonder, will this teach networks like CNN and MSNBC to maybe take a step back on over hyping and exposing every crazy, and even salacious, person or claim that comes out simply because it may be anti-Trump or GOP? Could this be a learning moment? Yeah… probably not, but one can dream.

And speaking of Kavanaugh, I've got to read this twitter exchange between one user and Avenatti on October 5th that said:

Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and it's Michael Avenatti's fault. Seriously.

And then Avenatti replied:

You are right. I should have turned my back on my client. Told her to "shut up" and stay quiet because people like you apparently believe assault victims are to blame. This line of thinking is disgusting and offensive to all survivors.

Well that was then and this is today. Here is Avenatti's statement last night.


Michael Avenatti: 'I Have Never Struck A Woman' | NBC News youtu.be

Umm, in the court of Avenatti, #metoo and public opinion now a days - by the standard that he helped create - is this statement not "disgusting and offensive to all survivors" as he tweeted back in October? Is he not immediately guilty as accused? I wonder if all the men and women screaming at Kavanaugh and GOP Senators in elevators can now see the pandora's box that they wanted opened.

The answer is no… he's NOT guilty as accused. Avenatti is innocent of this crime… UNTIL he's found guilty. We have to presume he's innocent until all evidence comes out proving he's not. That's how this works. Let's lead by example and do something radical here… let's actually wait for all the information and evidence to come out before we convict someone of a crime.

And that right there is the real irony here. Avenatti will get the due process that he deserves, but I doubt neither he - nor anyone screaming for Kavanaugh's head - will realize what happened.

It's been a busy week for former First Ladies, and for current First Lady Melania Trump. It has also been busy for one woman who, twenty-odd years ago, while working at the White House for then-President at the age of 21, shot to fame in the most embarrassing way possible.

Monica Lewinsky has released "The Clinton Affair," a docuseries that premieres this weekend on A&E;, a six-part series examining those cringe-inducing days and months surrounding her affair with Bill Clinton.

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In an article for Vanity Fair early this year, she wrote:

Some closest to me asked why would I want to revisit the most painful and traumatic parts of my life — again. Publicly. On-camera. With no control of how it would be used. A bit of a head-scratcher, as my brother is fond of saying. Do I wish I could erase my years in D.C. from memory, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' style? Well, is the sky blue? But I can't. And in order to move forward in the life I have, I must take risks — both professional and emotional…. An important part of moving forward is excavating, often painfully, what has gone before. When politicians are asked uncomfortable questions, they often duck and dodge by saying, 'That's old news. It's from the past.' Yes. That's exactly where we need to start to heal — with the past. But it's not easy.

She added:

Filming the documentary forced me to acknowledge to myself past behavior that I still regret and feel ashamed of," she explained. "There were many, many moments when I questioned not just the decision to participate, but my sanity itself. Despite all the ways I tried to protect my mental health, it was still challenging. During one therapy session, I told my therapist I was feeling especially depressed. She suggested that sometimes what we experience as depression is actually grief… Yes, it was grief. The process of this docuseries led me to new rooms of shame that I still needed to explore.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton—a man who has been accused of all sorts of terrible things, a close friend of Harvey Weinstein—recently admitted that he didn't feel the need to apologize to Lewinsky. Lewinsky disagrees.

I'm less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him. He would be a better man for it… and we, in turn, a better society.

The #MeToo movement has been a wrecking ball to so many men, yet Bill Clinton, perhaps the most prolific of them all, has escaped unscathed.

One man undoes shocking climate change study because... math

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The left cries "science" about anything they want to consider a settled matter. Those who disagree with the left's climate change narrative question this "science." So, the climate change crowd are branded hysterical tree-huggers, and the anti-climate change crowd are naïve hicks.

The truth about climate change, like the truth when it comes to many issues, probably falls somewhere between the two extremes. But when it comes to climate change, it's hard to have a conversation about the "science" when the scientists running the show are already convinced they're absolutely correct and they have the unquestioning major media to back them up.

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Just two weeks ago, a study published in the scientific journal Nature claimed that the oceans are warming much faster than anyone previously thought. Cue the panic and blame the President! It was a high-profile story splashed across major media outlets who were eager to promote more science that confirms one of the left's fundamental doctrines.

The study claimed ocean temperatures have risen around 60% higher than the estimate by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But Nicholas Lewis, a British mathematician and climate-change critic quickly found a "major problem" with the study's conclusion.

Then yesterday, the two scientists who wrote the study admitted Lewis is right about the mistakes they made in their calculations. Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported. Climate scientist Ralph Keeling, who co-authored the report, says they miscalculated their margin of error – which is 10 to 70% – much larger than they originally thought.

Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported.

A 10 to 70 percent margin of error? I thought this climate change science was absolute. Imagine if your job had a margin of error that generous.

Keeling said:

Our error margins are too big now to really weigh in on the precise amount of warming that's going on in the ocean. We really muffed the error margins.

The whole incident is being laughed off as a minor error. But if it wasn't for some British dude poring over this research in his basement and willing to cry foul, this latest climate change "science" would continue to be broadcast as absolute truth. Just like it always is.

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


Ocean Warming Research “Mistake" youtu.be


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, from California, is doing everything she can to make sure she is re-elected in January to her spot as House Speaker.

Reasons Nancy Pelosi could give: Because she led the Democratic caucus for 16 years, and under her the House shifted hands. In fact, she was House Speaker for four years under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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Reason she actually gave: Because she's a woman.

During an interview on CBS Sunday, Pelosi said:

You cannot have the four leaders of Congress [and] the president of the United States, these five people, and not have the voice of women. Especially since women were the majority of the voters, the workers in campaigns, and now part of this glorious victory.

The pink wave, they're calling it. A rise in women politicians, supposedly in reaction to Donald Trump.

Here's the general argument, as described by Politico:

Push her out, and men may take over the party at a time when more than 100 women are heading to Capitol Hill and after female voters have been thoroughly alienated by President Donald Trump. Embrace her, and she'll prioritize legislation empowering women on issues ranging from equal pay to anti-harassment legislation.

Of course, she has a reason to use identity politics instead of merit: There's a concerted effort to have her un-seated.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out. Filemon Vela said:

I am 100% confident we can forge new leadership.

Led by, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), these are the representatives who have openly called for Pelosi's outing: Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL), Seth Moulton (DMA), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Conor Lamb (D-PA), and Filemon Vela (D-TX). Campaign staff for incoming Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Jason Crow (D-CO) have said they won't vote for Pelosi.

If they have a single ounce of dignity left, they won't, at least not just because she is a woman.