Glenn Beck: Obama vs. Exxon Valdez

GLENN: Let's go to James Carville.

VOICE: What more can the president do here? He didn't go ahead.

CARVILLE: George, the president of the United States could have come down here. He could have been involved with the families of these eleven people. He could have commandeered the things there. We could have sent the Woods Hole people, we could have sent the Scripps people. There aren't research vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. He could have demanded a plan in anticipation of this. You know, right, he can't exactly fill the hole up. Last night it was on Larry King with the CEO, the former CEO of Shell. They said they got 85% of this stuff cleaned up in the gulf in Saudi Arabia. He could be commandeering tankers and making BP bring tankers in and cleaning this up. They could be deploying people to the coast right now. He could be with the Corps of Engineers in Plaquemines Parish doing something about these regulations. These people are crying, they are begging for something down here and he just looks like he is not involved in this. Man, you got to get down here and take control of this, put somebody in charge of this thing and get this thing moving. We're about to die down here.

GLENN: Now wait a minute. Hang on just a second. That's James Carville talking about Louisiana. Why does Barack Obama hate black people? Why does Barack Obama hate black people? Once again, Louisiana, let me tell you something. If this was happening in the very white state of...

PAT: Maine.

GLENN: Idaho, Maine, I'm not sure —

PAT: Doubt they would have a spill in Idaho, I mean —

GLENN: They could.

PAT: You know —

GLENN: They could if all of the white people wouldn't live where these kinds of things happened.

PAT: Yes. Then they could.

GLENN: Then they could have had the spill there.

PAT: They could.

GLENN: Why are all the white people living in places where you couldn't have a spill like that? That's another question that deserves to be answered.

PAT: So they blend in with the snow, I think.

GLENN: I don't know. Camouflage? Is that what you are saying?

PAT: Maybe. So they can sneak up on all the people they hate.

GLENN: Where is that cry? Oh, I remember that cry actually came from Kanye West who then had Van Jones push that out into the body politic. Yes, in case you didn't know, that was Van Jones and his organization that pushed, why does Bush hate black people? Oh, I didn't know that. A little tidbit. Of information. So —

STU: They were only selling T shirts with it on there.

GLENN: I know. So why does Barack Obama hate black people? Is it the white part of Barack Obama? Does he only hate, 50% of him hates black people? Is that what it is? I don't know. That's the kind of question that would be asked if it was reversed on politics. This isn't about politics. It wasn't about politics with Katrina, but they made it about politics. Now, the real question is, why aren't we doing anything? It doesn't have anything to do with race. It has nothing to do with race. Why aren't they doing anything about that? Let's explore that, next.

GLENN: Here's Christopher Dodd on the oil spill.

PAT: In just a second. (Sniffing).

GLENN: This is just to make you want it more.

PAT: Yeah. It builds, it builds the anticipation. You know that something special is about to happen.

GLENN: Now, a lot of people might say this is the most unprofessional audio vault keeper.

PAT: Other people who are in the know would know that two seconds before the Dodd audio was called for, there was no talk of Dodd audio.

STU: Right.

PAT: And so —

GLENN: Okay, are you the gate keeper?

PAT: And so said Dodd audio wasn't ready because there was no

GLENN: Are you the gate keeper? Are you the gate keeper?

PAT: No, I'm the key master.

GLENN: Then I'm the gate keeper. Play the audio.

IMUS: Specifically a failure of leadership of the president, Obama, and the administration, wouldn't you agree?

DODD: Well, not you know, they come into office a year ago with all of this and so after the last eight years of a regulatory environment it was drill, drill, drill. I think you were quoting drill, drill, drill a few months ago, weren't you, with Sarah Palin, the two of you, drill, drill, drill?

IMUS: I wasn't saying it. Don't try to lump me with Sarah Palin and don't use that lame excuse to me about the Bush administration. Have you lost your mind? I mean —

DODD: No, not at all.

IMUS: The president's been in office for a year and a half and they have been dragging their feet and even people like James Carville said that his behavior's been at the very best lackadaisical and naive and you are still going to try to blame Bush?

PAT: Listen to the comeback.

DODD: Calm down now, calm down now here on the ranch.

PAT: Calm down. I mean, Imus makes a great point. This happened day before yesterday on the show and he's trying to hold Dodd's feet to the fire and, look, this is obviously Obama's deal, right? The first thing he does is play the Bush blame card again, again. And he gets a little, you know, a little frustrated: Calm down, calm down. That's his only comeback.

IMUS: My hair's on fire, isn't it?

DODD: Your hair's on fire out there, I wouldn't want to be a cowhand here today, I'll tell you.

GLENN: No, you are just blaming the president for something, you are blaming the former president for something that happened under this president's watch. (Laughing). And the gulf is just on fire and the fishing industry and just, calm down, calm down, I know.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: Nothing to get excited about. (Laughing). What's a few billion fish dying?

GLENN: It's incredible, it's just incredible.

DODD: It's new and obviously this goes on a long period of time. To lay this at Obama's doorstep in light of years and years of regulatory permissiveness when it comes to —

GLENN: Excuse me. Stop, stop. Please tell me that Don Imus followed that up with, "Then why the hell did this president, what was it, two weeks after the spill started, signed another waiver for exactly this kind of deep sea drilling, another waiver for the exact same company!" Please tell me he asked that.

PAT: I'd love to tell you that.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PAT: I don't like to lie.

GLENN: I'd hate to be a cowhand around me today.

VOICE: Operations didn't occur in the last year and a half. You didn't lay this all at Obama's doorstep.

GLENN: No, I —

PAT: If he were reelected in 2013, they would use the same excuse, 2014. You can't lay this all on Obama. Six years, Ronald Reagan, this started under Eisenhower,

GLENN: It was those white slave owning George Washington and Thomas Jefferson trying to —

PAT: What about King George who used take care of these situations?

GLENN: We've got to get him.

PAT: Louie the XV! If he would have listened, we would have Charlemagne —

GLENN: It's British Petroleum, it's those damn British —

PAT: Dinosaurs died, became this fuel and stuff.

GLENN: Our president wouldn't have had this problem if we were still under the king! Jeez.

PAT: It's unbelievable.

GLENN: Okay, here you go. March 24th, March 24th, 1989. Exxon Valdez. It was two months.

STU: Not 18 months? Because I know you blamed the former president.

GLENN: No, it was two months, two months.

PAT: Well, the regulations...

STU: The Carter years were very —

GLENN: Two months. Two months, Exxon Valdez. 14 days later, 14. How many days are we? 36? 37?

STU: 37. 37.

GLENN: We don't have any numbers on the TV anywhere. I'm looking at all the TVs. Nothing that says America held hostage.

PAT: Day 37.

GLENN: Day 37.

PAT: Pelicans in the balance.

GLENN: 14 days later, Peter Jennings: Well, it took him a while to make up his mind, 14 days after the oil began pouring out of the Exxon Valdez into Prince William Sound, President Bush has ordered the federal government to take over control of the effort to clean it up, which makes it a hotter political issues, too little, too late. The Democrats are crying up in Capitol Hill. 14 days later Bush federalized it. Too little, too late. 15 days later, Dallas Morning News: Decision to send troops and equipment is long overdue. Exxon Valdez, 3/24/1989, 4/8/1989, Dallas Morning News, long overdue. 22 days later the Seattle Times: Alaskan oil spill, crisis not under control, despite all of the promises. The inexcusable delay in the cleanup of the Exxon Valdez oil spill continues. More than a week after President Bush expressed interest in the catastrophe, little federal help has even arrived on the oil soaked beaches of Prince William Sound. 4/20/89, 27 days, still not where we are now. 27 days, the Bush administration yesterday faced sharp criticism from the U.S. congress for not decisively taking control of the Exxon Valdez oil spill as senators called for new laws that would require the president to direct such cleanup efforts in the future. Senator majority leader George Mitchell said George Bush was, quote, slow to comprehend the magnitude of this disaster and valuable hours were lost after the May 24th spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound when it might still have been controllable. They were barking dogs back then. They had everybody in line.

STU: Was the bark in the quote or was that —

GLENN: Yes, it was. 4/23/89, how did the press coverage affect George Bush? When George Bush got in, he had been in office for two months. As an environmental president, for two months. The press hammered him so much that one month later after the Exxon Valdez, one month later his handling and his standing on environment dropped from 60% to 39%. In 30 days. 21 points in 30 days. This wasn't just the approval of the handling of the spill. This was his overall handling of the environment because the news was filled with nonstop oil drenched birds, criticism of the president for not doing enough. How many times did we see the birds? How many times? We are much further into a much bigger spill and the government is doing much, much less. The president is going to enjoy his vacation. He's going to go on vacation. But don't you worry. He is not going to be able to really do anything on the oil spill this weekend and I don't know, they will try to get to the paperwork for Bobby Jindal. We'll try, we'll try, we'll try. We're busy right now because I've got, you know, they have got that EPA contest going on for kids to talk about how great regulation is. I've got the faith based initiative going on right now where I've got the EPA going into your church to be able to give your church money if they side with the EPA. But the EPA — so the EPA's busy in your church and the EPA is busy everywhere else in your classroom with your kids. I can't expect them to — I mean, it's a holiday weekend coming up. Last thing we can do is expect them to actually okay something or say, no, Bobby Jindal, you can't do those things, period. We've made a decision, we think it's detrimental and here's why. No, no, no, I've got to go on vacation. They are busy in your school rooms and they are also busy in your churches. So we're going to go on vacation. But don't worry, I'll be back for the Paul McCartney concert. I can't make the whole, you know, laying the wreath at the tomb of the unknown, but I am going to be back in time for Paul McCartney. Where the heck is the media? We know where they are. They have already been threatened. They have already been threatened by Robert Gibbs. I mean, did you read that story on Robert Gibbs?

PAT: Closed door meeting where he told them you are talk — you are asking me too many questions about BP?

GLENN: I'm sorry. What? Can you even imagine any president, any president, including Clinton, any president say that?

PAT: No.

GLENN: To the press and get away with it.

PAT: Well, and even with Clinton. I mean, Lewinsky blew up in his face. He couldn't stop that.

Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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11 things you can do to help stop the Great Reset

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The foundation of the American way of life is freedom from tyranny, which can only exist in a nation that defends the rights, powers, and property of individuals and families. Over the past two centuries, the greatest threats to liberty have come from governments, both foreign and domestic. And from the beaches of Normandy to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Americans have repeatedly conquered the challenges placed before them by those seeking to extinguish or limit individual rights.

However, over the past few years, a new, potentially catastrophic danger has emerged, but not primarily from the halls of Congress or state capitols. This threat to freedom has largely emanated from the board rooms of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful corporations, large financial institutions, central banks, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Economic Forum.

In an attempt to secure vast amounts of wealth and influence over society, corporate CEOs, bankers, and investors, working closely with key government officials, have launched a unified effort to impose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards on most of the industrialized global economy. ESG standards are also referred to as “sustainable investment” or “stakeholder capitalism.” According to a report by KPMG, thousands of companies, located in more than 50 countries, already have ESG systems in place, including 82 percent of large companies in the United States.

ESG standards are designed to create a “great reset of capitalism” and to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.” ESG supporters plan to enact these radical changes by using ESG schemes to alter how businesses and investments are evaluated, so that instead of focusing on the quality of goods and services, profits, and other traditional economic metrics, companies — including financial institutions — are evaluated largely on their commitment to social justice and environmental causes and then assigned scores so that companies can be compared, rewarded, or potentially punished.

Supporters of the movement for a Great Reset also plan on using technology to limit free speech and privacy rights, and they support creating vast new government programs that are designed to transform the Western economy via the Green New Deal, European Green Deal, a federal jobs guarantee, and basic income programs.

Together, the proposals that make up the Great Reset represent the most serious threat to freedom in the West since the fall of the Soviet Union and perhaps since World War II. But there is hope. We can stop the Great Reset, but only if we act quickly and with great conviction.

Below are 11 steps you can take to push back against the Great Reset. These steps represent a powerful bottom-up, grassroots approach to the Great Reset’s top-down plan to remake the world. Although many of these steps won’t be easy for everyone to take, they are essential for ensuring that our children and grandchildren will grow up in a world that protects the rights of individuals and empowers families, rather than wealthy special interests, financial institutions, and large corporations.

1. Live Not by Lies: The time for remaining quiet is over. When you hear or see something that you know to be false, speak up. Be kind, generous, and compassionate, but do not, under any circumstances, allow lies to infect your life. Further, do not support organizations, publications, politicians, schools, or any other institutions that regularly promote false claims.

2. Buy Local: The reason the Great Reset is so powerful is because so many of us have become totally dependent on large multinational corporations. They can be easily manipulated in a way that small, local businesses cannot. Learn to buy local, whenever possible, even if it means spending more money on your purchases. Yes, big corporations offer conveniences and low prices that many small businesses can’t compete with, but those benefits come with a great cost: your freedom.

3. Bank Local: Big financial institutions and banks are driving much of the Great Reset movement. They have started to use their incredible wealth and power to alter society by financing only those businesses who agree to the terms of the Great Reset. This problem is going to get worse, so it’s important to find local banks and credit unions you can trust and who refuse to utilize ESG scores and other discriminatory schemes.

4. Support Local Farms: If you live in an area that has local farms and farmer’s markets, consider buying as many of your groceries as possible from farmers. In the future, food production and distribution are going to change dramatically. It’s important that you support local farmers and build relationships with individuals who can provide you with the goods you need in a time of crisis. One of our main goals must be to make local communities as self-sufficient as possible, and that cannot happen unless we support local farms.

5. Be Vocal: After starting to shop and bank locally, be sure to tell big financial institutions and corporations why they have lost your business. They need to know that their decisions have serious consequences.

6. Run for Local Government: Local and state governments will soon be our most important defense against the Great Reset. Consider running for your local school board, zoning board, or even for a state legislative office. If you don’t feel qualified for these positions, find someone who shares your values and help them run for office. If we don’t have control of our local governments, we won’t be able to halt the Great Reset.

7. Demand That Your State Pass Laws Against ESG Scores: In America, states have a tremendous amount of power to slow the Great Reset and protect their citizens from abuses by large corporations, banks, and international institutions. They can do this by passing laws that make the use of ESG metrics and other, similar systems by financial institutions illegal, when used as a precondition for banking services, financing, investment, etc. ESG scores are, by definition, discriminatory and should be made illegal by state lawmakers who care about protecting their citizens’ rights.

8. Make Responsible Spending a Key Issue for Politicians: In recent years, politicians on the ideological left and right have totally abandoned responsible fiscal policy in favor of vast money printing and loose monetary policies. The many trillions of dollars that have been “printed” in recent years put our economy at risk and are being used to fuel the Great Reset. Without these trillions of dollars of printed money, it would be exceptionally difficult for governments and financial institutions to buy off corporations.

9. Organize Anti-Great Reset Groups: No matter where you live, there are Americans in your community who do not support the Great Reset — Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike. Find like-minded neighbors and organize a local, peaceful resistance. Find people you can trust and agree to support one another when times get tough. Now, more than ever, we need to develop dependable communities.

10. Buy Property and Diversify: Property ownership is going to become increasingly more difficult in the months and years to come. It’s important that you work with a qualified financial adviser to help you figure out the best way to buy property and diversify your investments. Buying hard assets, including real estate and precious metals, could be a good way for you to protect against the Great Reset and a possible financial collapse. If you already own property, resist selling it to large corporations and financial institutions, whenever possible. (This is not financial advice, and I’m not a financial adviser. Talk to an expert you trust before taking action!)

11. Make the Great Reset a Litmus Test for Politicians: Before supporting politicians, find out if they know what the Great Reset is and what they plan to do to stop it. If they aren’t familiar with the Great Reset or don’t have a plan to halt it, then demand that they learn about the Great Reset and develop a proposal to prevent it. Political leaders who refuse to take the Great Reset seriously do not deserve your support. This is the key issue of our generation.

Scott Quiner was transferred over the weekend to a hospital in Texas after doctors in Minnesota threated to terminate life support measures as he battled severe complications from COVID-19. Scott's wife, Anne Quiner, appealed to the courts for a restraining order to prevent the hospital from pulling the plug as she sought a new facility to provide medical care for her husband. Scott was unvaccinated when he tested positive for COVID-19 in late October, 2021.

Anne and her attorney Marjorie Holsten joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to describe their frantic efforts to halt the hospital's decision to turn off Scott's life support — allegedly because he was unvaccinated — and just how difficult it was to get him the medical treatment he needed.

"It was absolutely stunning," Holsten told Glenn. "[Anne] came in and she has this order, I saw the screenshot from the [online medical] chart that said [Scott] is basically scheduled for execution at noon the following day."

According to Holsten, the Minnesota hospital responded to her appeal for a restraining order by claiming that the "position" to keep Scott alive "is not supported by medical science or Minnesota law. As a result, Mercy will ask the court to issue an order that Mercy has the authority to discontinue Mr. Quiner's ventilator and proceed with his medical care plan."

"The 'medical care plan' was the plan to discontinue the ventilator at noon, which leads to death very shortly. So that was at 10 o'clock, but then at 11 o'clock, before the 12 o'clock execution, the judge did, in fact, sign an order saying the hospital is restrained from pulling the plug," she added.

Anne told Glenn that doctors in Texas were shocked by Scott's condition after he arrived from the Minnesota hospital. Not only had he been given dangerous drugs, he was also found to be “severely malnourished."

"The doctor [in Texas] spent two hours with Scott and when he came back out, he said, 'I don't know how he even made it, how he even survived that other hospital ... but I will do everything I can to try to save his life,'" Anne explained.

"And the doctor [in Texas] said Scott was the most undernourished patient he has ever seen," Holsten added.

"Glenn, we are first bringing this battle to the court of public opinion," Holsten continued. "What we are showing the world is that Scott was near death because of the protocols used in that [Minnesota] hospital, but now he is recovering. He is getting better.... Now, we're not planning a funeral, we're planning for his release."

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The Great Reset is not just an elitist idea — it’s not even a socialist utopian concept. It’s a real-world fascist threat to every American from Wall Street to Main Street. It’s happening now in policies and cultural shifts big and small, obvious and subtle, from environmental promises to corporations going woke. But the mainstream media, global elites, and politicians brushed off the Great Reset as “nothing to see here.” Another myth they push: “The World Economic Forum is just a conference for elites who have no REAL power.”

Glenn Beck first exposed the Great Reset almost two years ago, and the globalist cries of "conspiracy theorist" soon followed. They said he believed the WEF was a “master cabal calling the shots from some evil underground lair.” But Glenn Beck never said that. Instead, he uncovered the true intentions of global leaders in finance and politics by simply highlighting their own words.

This week, the same global elites are doubling down on their agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda virtual event. But still, the global elites — like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — are trying to downplay the WEF’s influence to stop people like us from interfering with their plans. The oligarchy will prosper in the new world order they’ve designed. You will not.

So Glenn unveils a master chalkboard based on his best-selling new book to outline the threats from globalists and why we must stop their agenda if we hope to keep the precious freedoms we still have.

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