AMBER ALERT: Al Gore MIA during blizzards

GLENN: Well, the snow is hammering Washington D.C. again. I believe God is just saying, "I got your global warming here, eh? You want a piece of global warming?" Meanwhile we have the apologist over at NBC News saying that this is proof do we have the audio?

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: This is proof that global warming is real.



It's cold because it's warm...

VOICE: Here's the problem. These snopocalypses that have been going through D.C. and other extreme weather events are precisely what climate scientists have been predicting, fearing and anticipating because of global warming. Why is that? The thinking that warmer air temperatures on the Earth, a higher air temperature has a greater capacity to hold moisture at any temperature. And then as winter comes in, that warm air cools full of water and you get heavier precipitation on a more regular basis. In fact, you could argue these storms are not evidence of a lack of global warming but are evidence of global warming. Thus the 26 inches of snowfall in the D.C. area and the second giant storm this year.

GLENN: This is why NBC wonders why, what was it, Monday night I saw the ratings? We beat NBC or MSNBC by 18 times. At 18 times the ratings of MSNBC. And they wonder why. They keep switching up the host now. They are talking about switching up some more hosts. It ain't the host, man. It's your news. Nobody is buying that the cold is caused by the heat. I mean, that's just ridiculous. You know what I tell you, that there's a story in The Wall Street Journal today. Climate Group Admits Mistakes. Okay. These are the mistakes, claim that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035 based on the 1999 new scientist article. Scientist quoted in the article now says there's no scientific basis for the claim. The glaciers are melting. The scientist that wrote it said, there's no scientific evidence that that's... no, uh uh, no.

Next one, a claim that agricultural yields in some African countries could half by 2020 is based on a report by a Canadian environmental thinktank, not peer reviewed science. Remember how many times, "These are peer reviewed, peer reviewed, peer reviewed!" No, not that one, no. A claim that up to 40% of the Amazonian rainforest could react drastically to falling precipitation... wait a minute. To falling precipitation? Why would there I just turned from MSNBC. There's so much heat in the sky that when winter comes, it keeps moisture in the air.

STU: Yeah, MSNBC has a different definition of peer review which is, only their friends watch. It's a little different.

GLENN: This on the Amazonian rainforest was done by World Wildlife Federation, but they reviewed it. They wrote it and then they reviewed it. Is this good? Huh? Is this good? Yeah.

And then how about this one, a statement linking the rising temperatures to increased economic losses from the natural catastrophes contradicts the findings of the research the report cites. The IPCC says that one, okay, that one has a lot of important qualifiers in it that you should read. Oh, okay. There's not enough knives. If this, if the IPCC had been done by Japanese scientists, there's not enough knives on planet Earth for Harry Carey that should have occurred. I mean, these guys have so dishonored themselves, so dishonored scientists.

STU: Glenn Beck calls for the suicide of all scientists! Did you hear that? He might as well have said they should be all slaughtered!

PAT: I did hear that, darling. It was unbelievable how he called them to slaughter.

GLENN: We should take away his First Amendment rights. There must be some sort of mechanism for someone like him.

PAT: You know what I love is that all through the Nineties were they not claiming that the lack of snow in the winter was global warming?

GLENN: RFK 15 months ago said this isn't going to happen.

PAT: Yep. And now

GLENN: 15 months ago he said nobody

PAT: No snow in D.C.

GLENN: Nobody has a sled. I remember we used to have snowstorms. We don't have snowstorms. It's not happening anymore.

PAT: So that's what discredits them so badly is first they claim the lack of snow is global warming, then the plenty of snow is global warming. You can't have it both ways. Which is it?

GLENN: These people, it's really, truly amazing to me that they are still going for it. You know what? If we don't find Al Gore by 5:00, I'm starting an amber alert. I'm afraid he's been taken by some dirty old man and he's currently driving around in a Buick in the back seat of the trunk. I'm not sure. I'm afraid he may be molested and then buried in somebody's backyard. Please keep your eye out for Al Gore. Let's put an amber alert. I don't want to panic anyone. But it is strange that he's just disappeared in the largest snowfall in Washington D.C. history.

STU: There's a lot of money invested into this, though. You don't just give up.

GLENN: No, no.

STU: I mean, I think the advice would be don't throw good money after bad money at this point because I mean, the case is really having a lot of issues at the moment. But I mean, you know, these people have invested decades into getting them to this point.

GLENN: It really is a point again I go back to my Harry Carey point. It's not just honor, but you'd have to think, wow, I really wasted my life, haven't I? Wow, everything that I worked on seems to be a miserable failure.

PAT: You would think they would at least wait until summer, though, to reemphasize the point rather than when it's freezing cold, snowing everywhere. It's cold in Los Angeles this morning. And they might wait until you that's kind of out of your system like in July when it's hot everywhere and it's supposed to be. Then you could make a better case, couldn't you? "See, I told you, hot again."

GLENN: I don't think they are trying to make a better case. I don't think these people care.


 

I think we can all agree, both on the Left and the Right, that children who have been caught up in illegal immigration is an awful situation. But apparently what no one can agree on is when it matters to them. This past weekend, it suddenly — and even a little magically — began to matter to the Left. Seemingly out of nowhere, they all collectively realized this was a problem and all rushed to blame the Trump administration.

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Here's Rachel Maddow yesterday:

I seem to remember getting mocked by the Left for showing emotion on TV, but I'll give her a pass here. This is an emotional situation. But this is what I can't give her a pass on: where the heck was this outrage and emotion back in 2014? Because the same situation going on today — that stuff Maddow and the rest of the Left have only just now woken up to — was going on back in July 2014! And it was arguably worse back then.

I practically begged and pleaded for people to wake up to what was going on. We had to shed light on how our immigration system was being manipulated by people breaking our laws, and they were using kids as pawns to get it done. But unlike the gusto the Left is using now to report this story, let's take a look at what Rachel Maddow thought was more important back in 2014.

On July 1, 2014, Maddow opened her show with a riveting monologue on how President Obama was hosting a World Cup viewing party. That's hard-hitting stuff right there.

On July 2, 2014, Maddow actually acknowledged kids were at the border, but she referenced Health and Human Services only briefly and completely rushed through what was actually happening to these kids. She made a vague statement about a "policy" stating where kids were being taken after their arrival. She also blamed Congress for not acting.

See any difference in reporting there from today? That "policy" she referenced has suddenly become Trump's "new" policy, and it isn't Congress's fault… it's all on the President.

She goes on throughout the week.

On July 7, 2014, her top story was something on the Koch brothers. Immigration was only briefly mentioned at the end of the show. This trend continued all the way through the week. I went to the border on July 19. Did she cover it? Nope. In fact, she didn't mention kids at the border for the rest of the month. NOT AT ALL.

Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not?

Make up your minds. Is this an important issue or not? Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not? Do you even care to fix it, or is this what it looks like — just another phony, addicted-to-outrage political stunt?

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

Glenn gives Rachel Maddow the benefit of the doubt

Rachel Maddow broke down in tears live on her MSNBC show over border crisis.

Progressives think the Obamas are a gift to the world. But their gift is apparently more of the metaphorical kind. It doesn't extend to helpful, tangible things like saving taxpayers money. Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation upgrades around the planned site of the Obama Presidential Center. The catch is that Illinois taxpayers will have to cover $200 million of that cost. For a presidential museum.

Eight years of multiplying the national debt wasn't enough for Barack Obama. Old fleecing habits die hard. What's another $200 million here and there, especially for something as important as an Obama tribute center?

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That's all well and good except Illinois can't even fund its pension system. The state has a $137 billion funding shortfall. That means every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, and there is no plan to fix the mess. Unless Illinois progressives have discovered a new kind of math, this doesn't really add up. You can't fund pensions, but you're going to figure out a way to milk the public for another $200 million to help cover the cost of a library?

It's hard to imagine who in their right mind would think this will be money well spent. Well, except for maybe Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, "The state's… investment in infrastructure improvements near the Obama Center on the South Side of Chicago is money well spent."

Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

The spending has already been signed into law, even though the Obama library has not received construction approval yet. Part of the holdup is that the proposed site is on public land in historic Jackson Park. That doesn't seem very progressive of the Obamas, but, you know, for certain presidents, you go above and beyond. It's just what you do. Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

Here's the thing about taxing the peasants so the king can build a fancy monument to himself – it's wrong. And completely unnecessary. The Obamas have the richest friends on the planet who could fund this project in their sleep. If the world simply must have a tricked-out Obama museum, then let private citizens take out their wallets voluntarily.

As the Mercury Museum proved this weekend, it is possible to build an exhibit with amazing artifacts that attracts a ton of visitors – and it cost taxpayers approximately zero dollars.

'The fool builds walls': China blasts Trump over tariffs

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I can picture it now: Thousands of years ago, Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, standing before hordes of his followers, in the Qin Dynasty, with a bright red bamboo hat on, and chanting, "Build that wall!"

It took a couple centuries to build the thing, but it got built. And it has been carefully maintained over the last 2,000 years, but, today, the Great Wall of China is so massive that astronauts can see it during good weather conditions from the lower part of low Earth orbit. The wall boasts over 3,000 miles of towers and brick embankments, with over 1,200 miles of natural defensive barriers. It's worth mentioning that the Chinese government is also exceptionally good at imposing digital walls, so much so that China ranks worst in the world for internet freedom.

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So it's a little strange to hear an editorial run by a major news network in China criticized President Trump for his proposal to build a large wall along the southern border of America.

"Following the path of expanding and opening up is China's best response to the trade dispute between China and the United States, and is also the responsibility that major countries should have to the world," the author wrote. "The wise man builds bridges, the fool builds walls."

Similarly, the Pope told reporters in 2016, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel."

Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

If you've been to the Vatican, you know that it is surrounded by enormous walls. The same goes for all the celebrities who live in heavily walled compounds—a safety measure—but who have also vehemently criticized President Trump's plans to build a wall.

You know the adage: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at other people's glass houses." Perhaps the phrase needs an update: Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

An immaculate Nazi doctor hovers over newborn. He probes and sneers at it. "Take it away," he says. This is the very real process that Nazi doctors undertook during the era of Nazi Germany: Nazi eugenics, the studious, sterile search to find children who would define a pure breed for the German lineage. The Übermensch.

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During a speech to a delegation of Italy's Family Association in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis referred to this cruel Nazi practice, which he used as a comparison to the increasingly popular process throughout Europe of "ending" birth defects, by offering abortions to women who have babies with chromosomal defects.

Here are two passages from the Pope's remarks:

I have heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away.

And:

I say this with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalized about what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today we do the same, but now with white gloves.

When CNN got the quote, and it shocked them so much that they had to verify the quote with the Vatican—in other words, it didn't fit the usual narrative.

It didn't fit the usual narrative.

The Pope also addressed claims that he has dedicated himself to LGBTQ causes:

Today, it is hard to say this, we speak of "diversified" families: different types of families. It is true that the word "family" is an analogical word, because we speak of the "family" of stars, family" of trees, "family" of animals ... it is an analogical word. But the human family in the image of God, man and woman, is the only one. It is the only one. A man and woman can be non-believers: but if they love each other and unite in marriage, they are in the image of God even if they don't believe.

The media have largely seen Pope Francis as the cool Pope, as the Obama of Catholicism. It'll be interesting to see how abruptly and severely that perspective changes.