Glenn Beck: Snorefest 2010

GLENN: 888-727-BECK. The health care summit is going on and it is going to be fantastic. And it is finally live on C-SPAN. Now when we said we wanted the negotiations on C-SPAN, we weren't looking for, you know, the speeches. We were looking for the negotiation, whose coming in, who is negotiating, what is the union saying? Who is getting what? That's what we wanted on C-SPAN, transparency. What we are getting is a lecture. And I -- now seriously, I -- Stu, do I have to pay you time and a half to watch this today?

STU: Absolutely. I would actually put in for double time but if this lasts an hour.

GLENN: How bad are Republicans losing or holding their own.

STU: I think they are holding their own. It is exactly what you said. It is a bunch of speeches. The Republicans are coming after Obama. There is definitely that the bipartisan language is out there. They are talking about working together. It doesn't seem that there is much cross over.

PAT: Are they standing up for each other or calling him bluff or calling it a sham? Is there any of that.

STU: The word sham was not used, but they do have the sham WOW guy.

PAT: Okay.

STU: Sorry, all right

(Overlapping speakers)

VOICE: Dear Mr. President, why can't you shut Pat Gray up on the show.

VOICE: I'm only four years old and I have no arms and my eyelids were removed by a mean doctor who was just looking for more money.

GLENN: Go ahead, Stu.

STU: Thank you very much.

VOICE: Actually, I just need a haircut.

GLENN: All right.

PAT: All right.

STU: I don't trust you.

GLENN: I'm here.

STU: I'm missing very important speeches on the -- all right. Let me start going so you can interrupt again.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No. I want to hear it.

STU: A speech starts now.

PAT: America wants to hear it, please.

STU: So basically the Republicans are saying that .

PAT: I'm listening.

STU: The Republicans are saying that look, we can stop the -- denounce the reconciliation, step one. And step two, let's just start over. Don't give us your plan that we can add a double things to.

GLENN: May I interrupt here because Stu gave the best during the insider, this is the best analogy ever.

PAT: Give the analogy.

GLENN: I will give it. It is much better and claim it is mine.

PAT: That will just be longer. I'm not sure that makes it better.

GLENN: It is easy. You are going out for food. Somebody says.

PAT: See, already it is longer. Go ahead.

GLENN: You are going out for food. Somebody says, I want pancakes. The other says, I want roast chicken. Great. We are going to have a bipartisan understanding here. We are going to have pancakes, and I will throw some chicken in yours. That's not a compromise. That's not what America wants. That's not bipartisanship. That's Barack Obama bipartisanship. Look, kids, we are all going on vacation, and we are all going to go to a museum.

VOICE: But I don't want to go to a museum. I want to go to Disneyland.

GLENN: Great. We can watch the Mickey Mouse Club before we leave and then we are going to the museum. That's what Barack Obama is doing to the American people. He's giving you -- you can have a little chicken in your pancake. I don't know.

STU: The idea is to work together to come to a meal that you both like, not ruin both meals by putting chicken in.

PAT: I thought we were talking health care. Where did the food come in? Why do you always turn to food with us.

GLENN: Could you please play the Barack Obama sound where he's rejecting the cries of takeover and socialism.

VOICE: Arrived a juncture in our politics where reasonable efforts to update our regulations or make basic investments in our future are too often greeted with cries of government takeover offer and socialism.

PAT: Stop. Do you know why of the government takeovers and --

GLENN: Just a second. What takeover?

PAT: Chrysler.

GLENN: Besides that.


GLENN: Besides that.

PAT: Several banks.

GLENN: Besides now trying to take over the health care system, name a government takeover, you cry baby. It doesn't help us get anywhere if you are saying he's Marxist just bass he has Marxist tendencies. Just because he wants to socialize the auto industry, the health care industry, the banking industry.

PAT: That doesn't mean anything.

CALLER: Doesn't mean he's taking over --

PAT: It just means he's looking for the right blend.

GLENN: Have some pancakes with your chicken. I'm a firm believer of roast chicken.

PAT: Do you know whose fault this is, the last chef? He left us with these ingredients, the last stinking chef is the last one who is to blame.

GLENN: I'm only serving you pancakes with chicken in it because I had to. I don't want to serve you with those, but let me tell you something. I'm a firm believer in having roast chicken today. Yes. It was my idea to have pancakes, and then take these leftover chicken pieces and put them in your pancakes but only because I had to. I believe that roast chicken is what we should have had.

PAT: It is Emerald's fault. He left this mess with these ingredients and in the kitchen, and you are just trying to clean it up.

GLENN: That's all I'm trying to do. All you are is the eater of no.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: I don't want chicken in pancakes. I don't like chicken pancakes.

PAT: So I'm a whiner, is that right? I should eat the chicken pancakes and shut my mouth?

STU: Somebody out there will make chicken pancakes tonight. Someone is trying it.

GLENN: This audience is to huge. There is somebody out there saying, chicken pancakes that sounds good.

PAT: I eat them every night. They are talking about making them. They are eating them now.

GLENN: They are eating them now. Why are you bashing chicken pancakes? Why can't we have -- we have the international house of pancakes. Why do you have to limit my pancake choices? Why are you saying that chicken pancakes are bad pancakes?

PAT: Stop providing us pancake eaters.

GLENN: Right now radio show hosts all over, Glenn Beck says he's for pancakes.


GLENN: Yeah, I think chicken pancakes are bad. Let's get off the chicken pancake bandwagon.

PAT: That's what it is like.

GLENN: It is. I'm sitting here defending myself from people who don't want to eat chicken pancakes either, and they are bashing me for why are you limiting our choices on chicken pancakes.

STU: But these are the same chefs that will tell you that they have been against chicken pancakes all along.

PAT: I was among the first to be against chicken pancakes.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Why are you eating them every day.

TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

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The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

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Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

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Here are some of the knee-jerk reactions that the media had to this Jessie Smollett hoax, from Insider Edition, CNN, E! News, Headline News, CNBC, TMZ, to name a few:

Montage: Watch the Media Uncritically Accept Another Outlandish 'Hate Crime'

And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:

Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

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Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

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The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.