Glenn Beck: Birthers Birthing


Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck


GLENN: So there are apparently, apparently there is and I'm just going to there's always games being played behind the scenes at a talk radio show and on television and everything else. It is really, it's very, I don't know, it's disappointing. Rush has called them on the games in radio behind the scenes, Rush has always called them seminar callers. But instead of being coy with the seminar callers or with you, I'm just going to expose the game that is going on. Today there is a concerted effort on all radio stations to get Birthers on the air. I have to tell you, are you working for the Barack Obama administration? I mean, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. First of all let me just let's just play these out. If you are a Birther, you believe that the president of the United States was born in, they think Kenya, right? So he was

STU: Anywhere outside of here, I guess, but yeah.

GLENN: Anywhere outside of the U.S. So he was born in Kenya.

PAT: I think it was Managua, Nicaragua.

GLENN: So you believe that he was born outside of the United States of America. And then somehow or another he became and I saw this movie with Frank Sinatra oh, yeah, it's called the Manchurian Candidate. So somehow or another maybe he was indoctrinated or whatever and then he came over here and he ran and became president.

STU: Well, he also, you've got to remember that he preemptively planted his birth announcements in the Hawaii newspapers back when he was actually born.

PAT: Knowing, I mean, his parents knew at the time that someday this man would become president of the United States.

GLENN: That's what they want you to think.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: So he preemptively put those birth announcements there.

PAT: Then hypnotized somehow Hillary Clinton to not find out any of this.

GLENN: Well, not only hypnotized but also

PAT: She's pretty

GLENN: I believe is somehow or another in league with the people that have you know, did you see men in black?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Did you see the little flasher thing? Got all of the investigators, and anyone will tell you when the Clintons run for office, you can't get a PI in New York. Can't get one.

STU: You can't, no, no way.

GLENN: Seriously because they're using all of them.

STU: Right.

GLENN: The Clintons can. You can't.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Because they use all of them. Somehow or another the Clinton machine couldn't get their hands on this Birther thing or they did and then for some reason didn't want to release it.

STU: You know why? Maybe Hillary didn't want to be president. Maybe she wanted to be Secretary of State really bad.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: If the Clintons were known for ambition, maybe you'd have something there.

GLENN: If the Clintons, if the charges were from the right that the Clintons kill people for the presidency.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: I have a hard time getting my arms around how they're not

PAT: She's secretly more powerful in the position she's in now.

STU: That must be it.

PAT: If she's so low profile, highly unlikely

GLENN: It is the case that global warming, the world is so hot that it's now cold. You are right. Thank you for that, Pat.

PAT: She is so low profile, she is high profile.

GLENN: So you have that on one side. The other side is he didn't pre emptively plant a story as a newborn. That maybe he was born in the United States of America.

STU: And just to clarify, that would be two separate stories in two separate newspapers that he planted as an infant. It's ridiculous to plant one.

PAT: If you are going to do it, do it right. When babies do things, they do it extremely well.

GLENN: Extremely well, okay. Well, it could have been his KGB control.

PAT: Yes. He has controllers who

GLENN: Yes. Don't know, don't know.

PAT: Have taken control of him from birth.

GLENN: Don't know when the Soviet Union started to recruit.

STU: Right. But some

GLENN: Could be at birth in Kenya.

STU: It could be. That's how you start.

PAT: If you are going for a future president of the United States, naturally you go to Kenya.

GLENN: Of course you do. Of course you do.

PAT: You find a Kenyan.

STU: Especially in the Sixties. You are thinking African Americans.

PAT: In the Sixties.

STU: You are thinking this is the guy.

GLENN: Yes, you are. Well, they've got a roadmap.

STU: They thought all of these complaints and have already defeated them.

PAT: Don't call it KGB for nothing, they are cagey... B.

GLENN: The other idea is that he was born here in America.

STU: Oh, come on.

GLENN: Wait, wait.

STU: Who would think that?

GLENN: Hold on. I know it's way out on a limb here. But as the guy who the media says is the king of conspiracy theories, all I do are forward conspiracy theories, let me forward this conspiracy. He was born here because it seems a little unlikely that somebody planted the birth records, okay, a little unlikely, in the newspapers. Now you would say, well, then why doesn't he just produce? Good question. That one kept me up for minutes at a time, minutes.

PAT: That long?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: So you tossed and turned for literally minutes?

STU: Not whole minutes.

GLENN: Not whole minutes. Parts of minutes.

PAT: Parts of minutes on different nights?

GLENN: May I go out onto this conspiratorial limb, please. If I'm Barack Obama which I want you to know I'm not, but if I yes, you haven't seen us at parties together, I know. But let's say I were Barack Obama and I had somebody who was forwarding a conspiracy like this.

PAT: And looking stupid doing it?

GLENN: Yeah. And then my advisors would come in and go, let's just make this go away. Here's an idea: Just call the doctor, just get the nurse. Just, here, let's just have, you know, three really credible people examine the birth certificate because really let's just make this go away so we can get on the work with the American people. If I were Barack Obama, I would say, no, now, wait a minute; why do that when these people are so discrediting themselves because if I can get them to discredit themselves and they'll use the argument, "Well, you think it's nonsense to have him answer that question when it's in the Constitution? He would be the first unconstitutional president!" Yes. But I believe he already is, seeing that healthcare is against the Constitution. The fundamental transformation of the country is a little unconstitutional.

STU: Right. When you've lost 40 points off your approval rating, the only thing you have left is the people who are coming out and yelling about your birth certificate. The only positive this guy has left.

GLENN: Yeah. So why would you discredit yourself? Why would let's say it's true. Let's just say it's true that he's not. Do you really think that is the fastest way to get him out? Do you really think that's the fastest way to stop him from what I believe is the fundamental transformation of this country? Do you think that's going to stop healthcare?

STU: No.

GLENN: If you could, if, if you could hold his feet to the fire and say, "Produce the doctors and the nurses and the birth certificate" and somehow or another he couldn't do it, how long would it take you to get to that point? And in that point, in that time how much of the fundamental trans do you still have control of the court system in that time?

PAT: You should be able to get that to the Supreme Court by about 2015 1/2. I'd say by late October 2015.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: You get that right to the Supreme Court, yeah.

STU: There's a helpful conversion chart for Birthers which is Birthers are to Barack Obama as Megan Fox is to every 14 year old boy. A lovely, beautiful dream come true.

GLENN: Dream come true. Dream come true.

STU: There is nothing he could possibly want more than Birthers talking about birthing.

PAT: And look how often the MSNBCs of the world bring it up.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Even if the story has nothing to do with Birthers, they bring them into the story just to throw in another discredited movement.

STU: That's what they do with healthcare. They find the one Birther sign at a healthcare rally and make the healthcare rally about the Birthers. That's what they do. They're using you.

PAT: They love it. They love it.

GLENN: It is the same as, it's the same as carrying signs that show Hitler on it. Nobody is saying that Barack Obama is Hitler. Nobody is saying that. What they are saying is that the Nazi regime started in very much the same way. I mean, it started with an economic trouble, it started with a guy who said one thing but meant, well, meant what he said, actually meant something. You go back and you read Mein Kampf. He laid it all out. But the people wouldn't believe it.

STU: Right. And that does not mean that Barack Obama's going to start the Holocaust.

GLENN: He is not going to start the Holocaust and he's not going to turn us into a Nazi regime.

STU: Right. But the bottom line is believing people who are what they say. He promised changing the economy. He promised energy prices skyrocketing because of his policy.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: He promised a lot of things leading up to this. We should probably listen to them.

GLENN: Now, is it going to be Nazi like? No. Because the Nazis are Nazis. Is it going to be Mao like? Well, there's one that they really do like. They think power comes from the power, the end of the gun. That's according to Ron Bloom. Anita Dunn believes that. Is it going to be Marxist like? Is it going to be like reverend Jeremiah Wright believes America should be? I don't know what it's going to be. I just think we need to start listening to the man. But every time you put a Nazi sign up, that is yet Megan Fox coming in and making out with, who? Give me another hot chick?

STU: Ooh, let's go. This is a better show than what I thought it was going to be.

GLENN: That's what it is. That's what it is. It's Barack Obama looks at the Birthers as Megan Fox and the Nazi signs as

STU: The sweetness in there, let's get a little Carrie Underwood in there, get a sweet

GLENN: Carrie Underwood. And he's like, look and make out; that is fantastic.

STU: And it's really hard to think about healthcare right now.

GLENN: Really hard.

STU: Really hard.

GLENN: Why don't we concentrate on healthcare? Because once healthcare passes, I told you before, it doesn't matter. As they have demonstrated, it doesn't matter what's in the bill! They take it in, put it in, take it out. Doesn't matter. It doesn't matter who's for it, who's against it. They will bribe their way to it. Why? Why? Do you have the audio of one of the senators explaining why that it's the starter house. Do you remember, was it you, Pat? You and I were listening to that?

PAT: We were. We were listening to that.

GLENN: Who was it that said that?

PAT: Chris Dodd.

GLENN: It was Chris Dodd.

PAT: Chris Dodd, uh huh.

GLENN: I am tired of the people on the left saying they didn't have all the things and what they have to understand is this is a starter home! You have to lay the foundation! We can add other wings to it! We can add additions later!

STU: It was our entire case leading up to this.

GLENN: Sure was.

PAT: Exactly. It was everything we've said it was going to be, spilling right out of Chris Dodd's mouth.

GLENN: So why don't we concentrate on those things. Because they're provable. They're actionable. And they and once these in, once these things are in, you ain't gonna have a courtroom to be able to go back on him. You give this kind of movement, if they continue this kind of movement over the next four years, I don't know what the hell you have left in the end. So why don't we go after the things that are provable, after the things that actually you need to stop right now. And if you want to argue, you want to argue, then let's argue based in fact, based on things that are provable and true. And what do you say? Do you want to argue the Constitution? Good. Let's show the number of people in congress and in the Senate that don't even read the Constitution. Can't tell you right now if healthcare is even in the Constitution. Let's talk to the scholars. Let's talk to the average Joe that understands this isn't in the Constitution. Let's argue the Constitution on the laws and the systems that they are building today. Instead of arguing the Constitution and whether or not he was born in America, why don't we argue the constitutionality of a little known thing called czars. And the power that these people have. Back in a minute.


 

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.



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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

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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.