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GLENN: 888 727 BECK. I've got to go back to Barack Obama now who was just making a comment about how, you know, we're going to have chocolate rivers and oompa loompas making candy bars at night.

PAT: You want to start from the beginning of this or you want to start from let's try from the beginning.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Tonight after nearly 100 years of talk and frustration

GLENN: Progressive.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: After decades of trying and a year of sustained effort and debate, the United States congress finally declared that America's workers and America's families

GLENN: Workers are

PRESIDENT OBAMA: and America's small businesses deserve the security of knowing that here in this country neither illness, or accident should endanger the dreams they have worked a lifetime to achieve. Tonight

GLENN: Tonight.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: At a time when the pundits said it was no longer possible.

PAT: That's what they said.

GLENN: I didn't.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We rose above the weight of our politics. We pushed back on the undue influence of special interests.

PAT: There you go, pushed back on the undue influence of special interests like


PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Kickback on SEIU? I didn't see that. I didn't see any of that.

PAT: I didn't, either.

GLENN: How about the Center For American Progress? Did they push back on the Center For American Progress? How about the Apollo Alliance? Did they push back on that one? How about the AFL CIO?

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: They didn't push back there?

PAT: Uh uh, but

GLENN: How about the prescription drug companies?

PAT: Not really. They kind of made a deal with the prescription drug companies.

GLENN: How about AARP?

PAT: No. Made a deal with AARP. So

GLENN: I'm just trying to figure out

PAT: Caught a couple of special sweetheart deals for pharmaceuticals who then pumped millions of dollars into an ad campaign to get this thing passed. All the while they demonized them behind their backs.

GLENN: But surely, surely

PAT: Maybe that was the pushback.

GLENN: Surely there was no deals with those evil insurance companies.

PAT: No, actually there were some.

GLENN: What was that?

PAT: Yeah, there were some deals with the insurance companies, too.

GLENN: Oh. Oh, I know what he was talking about. There was pushback on the tea party people.

PAT: Yes, that's who he pushed back.

GLENN: Yes, the special interests of you, the American people. You were finally pushed, finally

PAT: I hate that special interest.

GLENN: And if we could just kick you in the ribs it would be good, too, wouldn't it? I can't wait for those people like us to just be kicked in the ribs over and over and over again.

PAT: Or the face. You know, whatever.

GLENN: It's coming. All right. What else did he say?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We didn't give in to mistrust or to cynicism.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop.


GLENN: Stop, stop, some. Wasn't it SEIU that was going out and calling where was the press when they sent the SEIU thugs out to beat up a black tea partygoer while calling him the N word? Where was the press on that one? Where was the press one? You are right. He didn't give in to fear. The good news is we didn't, either. They didn't give in to cynicism. Cynicism, what would cause cynicism? People saying one thing and doing another? The lack of

PAT: Deals?

GLENN: The lack of transparency, what would cause cynicism?

PAT: Oh, he's been clear about this notion of a lack of transparency.

GLENN: This notion?

PAT: He's been clear about that.

GLENN: Is that what that is?

PAT: It's a notion, yeah.

GLENN: There used to be notion salesman, didn't they?

PAT: Not anymore. He's co opted that word.

GLENN: Unmentionables and notions.

PAT: Really? I thought those were lotions, but no?

GLENN: No, I thought they were notions. Wasn't there notion salesmen? I think so. I don't know.

PAT: It's possible.

GLENN: I didn't live in the early 20th century with all of the evil progressives. So I'm not sure, but anyway, go on with his unmentionables.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Instead we proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things, in tackling our biggest challenges.

GLENN: Wait, hold on just a second. Hold on just a second. Was healthcare our biggest challenge? Was it?

PAT: No, I thought jobs were.

GLENN: I thought jobs were, too. I thought jobs were, too. But Nancy Pelosi came out today and said that she thinks this is going to create all kinds of new entrepreneurial ideas.

PAT: The healthcare bill?

GLENN: Uh huh. I think she's kind of right.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah, like how do I get my company and my money out of the country before it's all confiscated. I think that's there's some entrepreneurs working on that right now. How can I set up shop in another country because Charlie Rangel, what a surprise, blocked the door and said you can't leave with your money anymore. Hmmm. What an odd coincidence that was.


Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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