Glenn Beck: Dems attack Lieberman

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Glenn: So, here's the latest on Joe Lieberman. Joe Lieberman is still standing fast at this hour, but, I mean, they're throwing everything a him, everything good, we'll make it all -- what do you want, Joe? What do you want? What do you want? I want gold-plated streets in Connecticut. They would give them to Connecticut. The question is: Why? What are they getting in return except power? So, gee Lieberman at this hour is still standing fast of the how long that lasts remains to be seen. I hope, Joe Lieberman -- I mean this sincerely -- fall to your knees and pray that Joe Lieberman is strengthened and so are those who are all around him. The temptation and the pressure coming to these people standing against health care is enormous, absolutely enormous. Here's what they're doing to his wife today. They are trying to force her from a charitable board, the Breast Cancer Awareness Board that she serves on, because her husband is against universal health care. So, they're trying to force her off of this board. Let me just make sure I have this right. The people who told women not to get mammograms are trying to force off the board of directors, the woman who stands by the guy who says, you know, maybe she shouldn't be the one making the decision.

Maybe we should let the private doctors and the women make the decision on mammograms. If they get away with forcing this woman off of that board, if that board allows her to be forced off the board, if they -- if they say, we've got to distance ourself from her, not a dime. I mean, we as individuals need to understand who we're playing with and who's folding under the pressure, because it's time for people of character, it's time for people -- I've got to tell you. I recorded a show last next, because all next week I'm on vacation, but we've recorded these great shows. Next week the shows that you're going to see are some of my favorite shows we've done and I can't believe it because I'm, like, I'm going to be away. I'm not going to be able to watch it. We did a show last night where I talked about -- and I've talked about it on the radio -- when Raphe said to me -- we were reading some scriptures and I don't remember who the Bible hero was, but I said, What a hero, huh? And he said -- he looked at me just perplexed, my five-year-old son, No. And I said, why not? And he said, He can't fly. So, I had one of the guys who's written for Superman, he is one of the guys who wrote Superman in the comic books and I had a couple of other people there that are writing about heroes. It is the most fascinating show because it starts out with what are real heroes, etc., etc. By the half-hour break, maybe by 20 minutes into it, we were all talking about George Washington. Here are four men that were telling stories about George Washington, four men who, unbeknownst to each other, two of them are writing a book on George Washington and all four of them have found George Washington to be the ultimate American hero in the last year. I asked the audience, I said, who here is reading about the founding fathers and rediscovering the founding fathers right now? I believe every hand in the audience went up. Then I asked the question, who was reading anything or reading the Constitution, even, or any of the founding documents or any -- about any of the founders a year ago? Four people.

There is a renaissance happening in America. America is looking for a hero and we're not looking for Spiderman. We're looking for actual people that are willing to self-sacrifice who are willing to lose money, to lose position, to lose life, fortune, and sacred honor. That is what America is looking for. Pray that Joe Lieberman and those who are not yet courageous enough to come out, they need Joe Lieberman to be the point man, pray that somehow or the other, whether it is because of the ministry of angels and the founders themselves come down and keep pushing them into who they really are, pray that these men and women find the ability to mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, because that's what it's going to take and I tell you, it's going to take that in you, as well. It's why I've been saying I am both excited for next year and, quite honestly, terrified of next year because of the direction I'm going. People think that they know where I'm headed and they are going to be quite surprised. It's not going to be a less controversial place than what they think, but it is going to be a different place. I am excited because I feel I have, I feel I know where we need to go. I'm nervous, not because of anything but my gut and my gut tells me -- I'm really bad at time. So, I don't know when, but my gut tells me that those who are willing to stand and are willing to lead -- and I don't put me in that, I put the you in that -- are going to come under tremendous, tremendous pressure, and so are your neighbors and the ones I'm really afraid about are your neighbors, because they don't yet know who you are. Remember who we are. Remember who we are. I've been telling you for over a year, please, read history. Know what you believe. Don't be weak in anything. Know who you are. Know that you can weather every storm.

Next hour I want to share with you a story of a friend of mine I told you about a year ago. He was a friend that first threw me up against a wall and then, about two weeks later, nearly punched me in the face. He stayed with me at my house last weekend, he and his wife. I want to tell you the conversation, the update from a year ago. It's an essential story, I think, to see what possibly is happening in your life soon and an essential story to know and remember who we are.

The great beyond. What does it hide from us? Do unknown lifeforms linger in the dark? In other words, was David Bowie right? Is there life on Mars? The head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department contends that, yes, there is. Well, not that there's life on Mars. I'll explain in just a minute.

In an academic article for the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dr. Avi Loeb, the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department, claimed that an alien probe entered our solar system. He claimed that it is masked as the space rock Oumuamua (Ow-moo-ah-moo-ah), "the first interstellar object to enter our solar system." It turns out that "space rock" is way more than a musical genre.

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In his own words:

Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.

His evidence? pointed to the space rock's abnormal acceleration, activity which he gathered via the Hubble Space Telescope.

He added that "the lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargo between planets."

Sounds a bit like Star Wars, no? Or are you more of a Star Trek fan? Either way, it's an odd thing to hear from the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department. Typically, we hear these sorts of things from the darker corners of the History Channel.

Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

"I don't care what people say," Loeb said. "It doesn't matter to me. I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that's a welcome result as far as I'm concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn't like politics: It is not based on popularity polls."

Honestly, I believe the guy. Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore. Heck, I welcome alien lifeforms. Maybe they can give us some advice on how to get our world together.

The third annual Women's March is approaching, and the movement has shown signs of strife. It's imploding, really. An article in Tablet Magazine revealed deep-seated antisemitism among the co-chairs of the movement, which is funny for a movement that brands itself as a haven of "intersectionality." The examples pile up, and just yesterday there was another. I'll tell you about it in a minute.

The Women's March has been imploding, and it started at the very top. Four women have come to represent the diverse face of the movement, the co-chairs: Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland.

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Increasingly, we've learned that anti-Semitism is common among these women.

Teresa Shook, who founded the Women's March has repeatedly asked them to step down: The co-chairs "have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship," Shook wrote. "But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs."

Tamika Mallory gave us the latest example, by continuing to stand by Louis Farrakhan. Check out Tamika's arrogant, nonsensical response. But the real problem came at the end of Mallory's rambling non-answer.

Women's March Leader Tamika Mallory Doubles Down On Love For Louis Farrakhan

Later this week I'll go over the entire controversy on Glenn TV. It's harrowing, really. For now, I'll leave you with this. Critics of 4th wave feminism have argued that the radical identity politics of the left will lead to the exact kind of mistreatment that feminists claim to be against. That argument has been written off as using the slippery slope fallacy. But, as we see with the Women's March, it is in fact a brutal reality.

Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their "rebuttal" to President Trump's address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.

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A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake.

No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.

A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.

They arrived via chartered jet. They're staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play "Hamilton," where tickets for opening night "ranged from $10 to $5,000," according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.

Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They're in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:

This year's winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!

Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including "R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association."

Donald Jr. said it well:

And of course no one says anything. I'm not even in government and I'd get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won't they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???

Maduro takes office and Venezuelans vote with their feet


Venezuela continues to collapse. A country that used to have the world's largest oil reserves is now in rags. Its money is worthless, with inflation near one million percent. People must work an average of five days at minimum wage just to afford a dozen eggs. But there is one person still pumped about Venezuela's future – its noble president, Nicolas Maduro! I'll tell you why he's still enthusiastic in just a minute…

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had a stellar 2018. Here are some highlights:

  • Running water and electricity only work occasionally and prices for basic goods doubled.
  • Doctors, engineers, oil workers, and electricians fled the country en masse. Over 48,000 teachers also left the country.
  • Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Peru alone.

Maduro created a new digital currency called the "petro." One petro is supposed to equal the price of a barrel of oil, about $60. U.S. Treasury Department officials call the petro a scam. Who could've seen that coming?

Maduro also announced a 3,000 percent minimum-wage hike. Even Ocasio-Cortez might roll her eyes at that one. Or find it inspiring.

And just yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report detailed how Venezuelan intelligence and security forces are arresting and torturing military personnel and their family members who are accused of plotting against Maduro. The torture includes: "brutal beatings, asphyxiation, cutting soles of their feet with a razor blade, electric shocks, food deprivation, [and] forbidding them to go to the bathroom."

It's so bad in Venezuela that even The Washington Post admits Venezuela's problems are mostly due to "failed socialist policies." But President Nicolas Maduro gave a televised New Year's address calling 2019, "the year of new beginnings." He's pumped, you see, because today he will be sworn in for his second six-year term as president. He was "re-elected" last May in an election that the international community declared illegitimate.

Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency.

Maduro doesn't have many friends left at home or abroad. Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency. This week, the U.S. added more Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list.

In a press conference yesterday, Maduro said:

There's a coup against me, led by Washington. I tell our civilians and our military to be ready. Our people will respond.

I think the people of Venezuela who have the means are already responding – by leaving.