Hard to Believe Your Eyes and Ears?




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The way America sees itself and the world is changing and it worries me because we used to have a common vision. But now that vision is split and what I believe is the prevailing vision, has been relegated in the mass media to the fringe. Things like: Belief in God over government; parents' rights over children's rights; the honor of military over the honor of the politician; being willing to do the hard thing now and have less so that our children can have a chance at having more.

I know you feel like I do — we would all absolutely learn to do with less, sew our own cloths, can food, take the bus to work if need to so that our kids can have the freedom to succeed that this country has always offered.

But now we're getting to a place where we can't even believe our eyes or ears.

Let me give you some examples:

The government will tell you that you need to have the swine flu vaccination. In fact, in New York, they made it mandatory for health care workers. But in Albany today, health care workers are protesting being forced into getting the shot.

So who do you believe?

In the media, you keep hearing that the tea party people are very, very violent:

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SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF: I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw — I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco, this kind of — of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we — violence took place. And so I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm.

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And here's what Congressman Patrick Kennedy said:

"My family's seen it up close too much with assassinations and violence in political life. It's a terrible thing when people think that in order to get their point across they have to go to the edge of violent rhetoric and attack people personally.... It's fine for people to debate the issue and attack the issue, but when they go and stoop to the level of the vitriolic rhetoric that we've seen this debate turn up, it's very, I think, dangerous to the fabric of our country. It's very, very dangerous. We put a lot of people in jail around the world for threatening our country's security. But this atmosphere of attack that doesn't attack the issue, but attacks the people, is very disruptive to the institution of democracy, which relies on a respect for the opposition."

Is Patrick Kennedy saying that we should jail Americans for speaking out against health care?

He continued:

"George Wallace didn't need a gun to pull a trigger. We just need to be mindful of the wisdom of people who have been through these ugly periods in American history. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

What? George Wallace was the one who got shot! He was shot four times and wound up in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. And, George Wallace was a Democrat.

Now, we did a Lexus-Nexus search to try to find hand-wringing over the G-20 protests. No one in mainstream media or Washington, other than The Daily News and The Los Angeles Times, said anything about the G-20 violence in Pittsburgh. And yet, 190 people were arrested and at least $50,000 in damage was caused.

The tea party — with maybe 1 million-plus people — saw zero arrests, zero damage.

In fact, remember how Obama crowds — who love the environment — left the Mall on Inauguration Day? Compare that with how the tea party goers left it.

The debate over bias in the media has been raging for a while now. But I've reached the conclusion that they are not biased, they are complicit.

Let's compare coverage of two events covered by The New York Times. I've told you what happened at the G-20. Here's the way The Times covered one of the events in Pittsburgh this weekend: "Thousands Hold Peaceful March at G-20 Summit."

The article continues:

"Several thousand demonstrators espousing and denouncing a host of causes converged on downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, chanting, pumping-up signs and playing instruments in a peaceful and permitted march calling for solutions to a range of problems that they attributed to the economic policies of the world leaders at the Group of 20 meeting.

"Protesters with Iraq Veterans Against the War, wearing fatigues, marched alongside Tibetans chiming cymbals, chanting denunciations of China and waving signs, like one that read 'G20 Let's Talk Tibet.'

"Students for Justice in Palestine assembled on Forbes Avenue and called for an end to 'The Israeli Occupation.' Others held up signs like, 'We Say No to Corporate Greed,' and 'We Say Yes to Human Needs.'"

Gosh, that sounds beautiful, doesn't it? It makes me want to put on my tie-dye Jerry Garcia T-shirt, hop in my V.W. van and stop bathing for six months, while I tour the country following the grateful dead. Thank you, New York Times.

Now, here's how The New York Times covered the 9/12 tea party — in which, again, there were zero arrests:

"A sea of protesters filled the West Lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government."

Times reporter Jeff Zeleny went on to label the crowd, angry and profane.

You see, you can't believe what people are telling you all the time, because either they're blind or they have an agenda. It used to be that when I would see it with my own eyes, I could believe it. But that's getting more difficult to do.

The night before the G-20 summit, Michael Moore premiered his anti-capitalism movie, the one where he concludes that you can't fix evil:

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MICHAEL MOORE, FILMMAKER: Capitalism is an evil. And you can't regulate evil.

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The very next day after that premiere, people were on the street with "Capitalism will fail" signs. Yet the media was silent.

Don't believe everything you hear.

One side respects our institutions and is trying to build them up, not destroy them. One side is looking for a revolution; the other is looking for a restoration.

You can't believe what you read in the newspapers or see on TV anymore. This weekend I was in Seattle where I spoke at Safeco Field. Here were some of the headlines:

• Seattle Post Intelligencer: "Protests Turn Ugly Outside Glenn Beck Event in Mount Vernon"

• Seattle Times: "Glenn Beck's Homecoming Riles Up People in Washington"

Note: Police estimated the number of protesters at 40 — forty! Funny, the papers always seem to notice the 40 people, but miss the 7,000 inside.

See, The New York Times could hire 25 people to watch this show and Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, but they see the world in a different way, so they still won't understand.

So when Nancy Pelosi said this:

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PELOSI: I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco, this kind of — of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we — violence took place.

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She sees tea party protesters as the danger. But which looks more like the violence of the '70s in San Francisco: the Mall on 9/12 or Pittsburgh over the weekend?

They're worried about bombings taking place. Well, a bombing did take place last week, in a town just north of Seattle called Everett: Radio station KRKO's towers were blown up. Now, when freedom of speech is being squelched, the left usually calls that fascist. But in this case, the left doesn't call them anything — they don't even tell you about them.

I'll let the words of these terrorist fascists speak for themselves:

"Due to the health and environmental risks associated with radio waves emitted from the towers, we applaud this act by the ELF. When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands to protect life and the planet."

But does the media tell you about the people who are actually an active threat?

The people who are currently in Washington aren't happy with just not covering the truth, they seem to be taking the approach of a non-bomb throwing ELF — their power isn't in explosives; their power is in threats and intimidation.

People will make fun of people like you and me for believing in a day when there were simpler times, like Norman Rockwell's America or shows like "Gunsmoke."

A time when the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. But for the life of me, I can't figure out why they find it so offensive.

I think the only thing that has changed in America is what people choose to see. Because I still think there are black hats and white hats.

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The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

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