Palin, Beck and TIME

GLENN: So, The Time 100 just came out and I'm on the Time 100. They don't rate them by numbers, right, they're just what category am I? Did think put me in, like, the buffoon category? Which category am I in?


 


 STU: They put you in leaders.


 


 GLENN: Leaders? Hum. And Sarah Palin wrote it. I didn't know that.


 


 STU: Yeah. That's great.


 


 GLENN: Oh, boy. Have you read it?


 


 STU: Yeah. He just read it. It's great.


 


 GLENN: Who would have thought a history buff with a quirky sense of humor and a chalkboard could make for such make such riveting television. Glenn's like the high school government teacher so many wish they had, charting and connecting ideas with chalk dusted fingers, kicking it old school instead of becoming just another talking head show host. Self taught, he has become America's professor of common sense, sharing earnestly sought knowledge with an audience hungry for truth. Glenn, 46, tackles topics the other news shows would regard as arcane. Considered his desire progressive movement, he's doing to progressives with Ronald Reagan did to liberals, explaining it's a damaged brand. His love for the founding fathers inspires others to learn and to respect our nation's history. Best of all, Glenn delights in driving the self proclaimed powers that be crazy. The whole country awaits the red phone ringing. Even his critics, whom he annihilates in ratings, have to admire his amazing ability to galvanize everyday Americans to better themselves and peacefully engage their government. Though he sometimes dismisses himself as an awe, shucks guy or just a rodeo clown, he is really an inspiring patriot who was once at the bottom but now makes a much needed difference from the very, very top.


 


 Wow. That is really nice.


 


 PAT: That's cool. That is really nice.


 


 GLENN: Would you remind me to write to her today? That is really nice. Let's see if we can get her on the phone. Call her. That's really nice. Is she on the list?


 


 STU: I don't know. I'm not aware.


 


 PAT: You would think she would have to be.


 


 GLENN: Here's Mark Andrews. This is laughable, uneducated trailer trash writing about a cretin. Love for founding matters? Which would those be, Sarah? Do you even know who they are?


 


 STU: Yes. Sarah Palin is on the list and guess who wrote hers. Ted Nugent.


 


 GLENN: Oh, Ted Nugent. What does he write about her?


 


 STU: If Sarah Palin played a loud, grinding instrument, she would be in my band. The patriotic soul of our forefathers are alive and well in Sarah, in the way she lives, what she says, and how she dedicates herself to make America better in these interesting times. She represents the good, while exposing the bad and ugly. She embraces the critical duty of we, the people, by participating in this glorious experiment in self government. The tsunami of support proves that Sarah, 46, represents what many Americans know to be common and sensible. Her rugged individualism, self reliance, and Herculean work ethic resonate now more than ever in a country spinning away from these basics that made the U.S.A. the last best place. Who we are driven to who we are, driven to be assets to our families, communities, and our beloved country connects with the principles that Sarah Palin embodies. We now we know that bureaucrats and even more Fedzilla are not the solution. They are the problem. I'm proud to share a moose barbecue campfire with Palin with the Palin family anytime, so long as I can shoot the moose.


 


 GLENN: She's great. So, who's on the here's the full list of leaders. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Is that Brazil? Is that the president of Brazil?


 


 STU: He looks the guy from the Dos Equis commercials, the most fascinating man in the world.


 


 GLENN: I don't know that one. JT Wang, I know him. Admiral Mike Mullin, Barack Obama. Ron Bloom, the guy who says, oh, we generally agree with Mao that power comes from the barrel of a gun.


 


 STU: Well, that is a that's a way to leap inches and the capitalism, the free market is nonsense.


 


 STU: Leading us in the direction.


 


 GLENN: Hoto Maya.


 


 STU: I love him.


 


 GLENN: Dom meek, Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin, Salam Fiyad,, John Kyle, Glenn Beck, Aniece Parker, Tid Jane Thigh Yum, Jenny Beth Martin, Christine La Far Day, Recep Tayyip Eredogan


 


 STU: There's a lot of people I don't know in the world.


 


 GLENN: Stanley McCystal, Manmhan Singh


 


 PAT: And these are leaders, let's keep in mind. Whom are they leading?


 


 GLENN: I don't know. Bow Exalie, Mark Carney, Sister Carol Keenan, Sheik Rafe him. Robin Lee, Scott Brown


 


 STU: Yeah. It's a big list there.


 


 GLENN: I only know, like, three I have to go to this thing on I think it's Tuesday, and none of I don't have any suits that fit me anymore. I'm just as big as a house. I have to go and get, like, a I said to Chris, because he's coming with me because my wife is, like, I'm not going to that, I'm, like, come on. I've got something. She's, like, no. I think I'm out of town. I'm, like, come on. I'm going to be out of town. You're not going to be out of town. Oh, yes. I will. I'm not going to go.


 


 So, I've got to go and I've got to go stand and talk to Bozi Yi and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


 


 STU: But that's not it. You're going to be hanging with Lady Gaga.


 


 GLENN: Hang on just a second.


 


 STU: This is fun.


 


 GLENN: Wait. These are heroes. Bill Clinton is a hero.


 


 STU: You you there. There you go.


 


 GLENN: Phil Mickelson, I agree with Phil Mickelson.


 


 STU: Ben Stiller


 


 GLENN: Why's hero?


 


 STU: Because


 


 GLENN: Why?


 


 STU: Zoolander was pretty funny.


 


 GLENN: I don't know any of these people. Serena Williams


 


 STU: Do you mean


 


 PAT: You know Serena Williams. She's the tennis.


 


 GLENN: But Jet Li of


 


 STU: Why isn't he a hero?


 


 STU: He can karate chop people. Does that stuff and kicks people in the face.


 


 GLENN: I hope Taylor Swift is going to be there.


 


 STU: That's awesome. Are you kidding me?


 


 GLENN: Simon Cowell is on.


 


 STU: Neal Patrick Harris.


 


 PAT: Oh, Ricky


 


 GLENN: How do you say his name?


 


 STU: I can see you and Prince in the corner, hanging out. That's a comfortable conversation.


 


 GLENN: Who are the thinkers?


 


 STU: Sandra Bullock's going to be there.


 


 GLENN: Steve Jobs.


 


 STU: You can get a scoop, perhaps.


 


 PAT: James Cameron is going to be there! Awesome! He's been talking about you all the time. He seems completely obsessed with you.


 


 GLENN: Where is he? What's


 


 STU: He's No. 25 on the artist list.


 


 GLENN: On the artist list. And coming in at No. 25, James Cameron. Now I have to go. Hey, Jimmy, how are you doing, buddy?


 


 STU: Steve Jobs will be. Thereof, I mean, at least they're on the list. I don't know if they're going to show.


 


 GLENN: It's such a weird he went last time because I was invited because I wrote the you notice that Rush Limbaugh is not on there


 


 STU: He was last year, though.


 


 GLENN: Yeah. I know and I wrote the thing for Rush Limbaugh and so I went and it was so uncomfortable. I'm sitting at this table with a bunch of people who just hate my guts and but this time I guess it will be a little more entertaining because now I'm on the list. Now I'm on the list and I can just sit at the table and go, I'm on the same list as you.


 


 STU: For no other reason


 


 GLENN: How does that feel, Jimmy?


 


 STU: I think there could be a really, nice comfortable conversation with you and Sonya Sotomayor. I think that would be interesting. You guys could cover some interesting ground. I think there's going to be a lot of good stories after this event.


 


 GLENN: There you go. There you go. Okay. So, there it is, the Time 100 and it's an honor just to be nominated. It is. And then you have to go to the event and so then the shine kind of comes off. Back in just a minute.

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:


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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.