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GLENN: Hey, maybe what we could do is we could make the new recycling bins for Alexandria, for Virginia. Have you heard these? These are great. They're putting now chips into the Virginia recycling bins.
PAT: Just like they are doing in Great Britain?
PAT: I love that.
GLENN: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
PAT: I love that system. That's really good.
GLENN: So what they are doing now, this is according to Virginia. What they are doing is they are putting these chips in these new recycling bins. Cost you $9 extra, and you don't have a choice. But they are putting these chips into the recycling bins and they are not doing it to track you or anything specifically about you. They are just, they want to find out which groups of people are not recycling so they can, quote, target them. Now, when they say "Target them," I'm sure Arianna Huffington —
PAT: No, they must mean violence because that's what —
GLENN: Arianna Huffington, yeah.
PAT: What Sarah Palin meant was she was targeting people.
GLENN: Yeah. So they are going to —
PAT: Oh, my. Oh, my.
GLENN: They are going to target people and target neighborhoods that aren't the best at — this is all — I'm quoting. This is all really to help the economy. This is all — because we don't want to spend so much money in advertising. We want to be able to target specific neighborhoods and streets where people aren't recycling.
STU: Oh, so the chips are just for commercials. They just want to make sure their commercials are good.
GLENN: Exactly right. That's exactly right.
PAT: I believe that completely.
GLENN: Can I tell you something?
PAT: I don't have any suspiciousness about that at all.
GLENN: I used to live in Old Town, Alexandria. So I lived in this town that's doing this. If you would bring a chipped garbage can to me, recycling bin to me, get the hell off my land. You'd have a hard time finding that chip. "I don't know what happened to the chip. It's weird. I need another garbage — I need another recycling bin." Okay. Make sure this one has a chip in it, will you? "Gosh, I don't know what happened to that chip. That's weird, isn't it? You are putting a chip this my garbage can? Not in a million years do I take a chip." What the hell is wrong with you, Virginia? Now, it's not all of Virginia. It's just Alexandria. But what the hell is wrong with you? You deserve to be rounded up. You do, seriously. For recycling. You deserve to be rounded up and put behind barbed wire for recycling if you accept the chip in your recycle. What is wrong with you? "Oh, Glenn Beck says they are going to round people up for recycle..." oh, yes. Oh, yes. Get that right. Spell it right. Spell it right.
STU: Glenn, you can talk trash about Virginia all you want but New York City —
GLENN: Say recycling.
STU: You could talk recycled materials about Virginia all you want but I mean, right now as we speak, New York City is proposing a plan to get — to reduce their waste by 15% every two years, and it's going to — they are going to do it very simply by just one package of eleven different bills to make that happen. What could possibly be in there? There couldn't be anything restrictive or —
GLENN: Can I tell you something? I was sitting at a table while Bill Clinton was yacking the other night. I'm sitting at a table with a bunch of these reporters. And a guy says to me, "Glenn, you know we need financial reform." I said, do I now? "Glenn, these... these credit card contracts, now, they're 30 pages long, some of them." I said, oh, that's great. "People can't understand that." So wait a minute. What you are saying is we're going to reform and cut down on the 30 page contracts by introducing a 2400 page bill that nobody reads.
GLENN: How is that going to help anything? That's not going to reduce the — please don't start with me on the — are you people reporters or are you — stop drinking the Kool Aid. What is that? "Yeah, I... we've got to get those things down."
I said to somebody the other day, they asked, "Glenn, do you think the American people would accept some sort of immigration reform at this point?" I said, if you can write it down in 30 pages, yeah, maybe. Maybe.
STU: That's about the length of the Arizona bill. That's about 30 pages.
GLENN: If you can do it in 30 pages, maybe. Arizona, you should be ashamed of yourself. That took you 30 pages to write? That should be one. I'm serious. One. If you can't get something done in 30 pages now in Washington D.C., don't even bring it to me. Don't even bring it to the American people. Don't bring it. If you can't get it done, you are hiding something. Period. The Constitution was on four. Four pages.
You know, I think that would be one of my first things if I was running for president of the United States, I'm not going to sign anything over 30 pages. I'm not even going to read it. I'm not even going to read it.
PAT: Which would be fine because you just wouldn't sign anything. That would be great.
GLENN: Great, not going to do that one, no. You know, I'm going to read that one tonight. I tell you I'm going to read that one tonight. Not.