Glenn Beck: The Rosie O'Donnell BP solution



Story: Rosie O'Donnell Wants BP's Assets Seized: 'We Broke the Freakin' Womb of Mother Earth'

GLENN: Let's start with the audio of Rosie O'Donnell who is the first to make my prediction come true that they would just start to announce that it doesn't matter, communist, Marxist. Remember when I said that? I think it was Stu that said, Glenn, that's crazy, that's crazy. It's beginning to happen. You're at the very beginning of it and Rosie O'Donnell is the first sign. Here's what Rosie O'Donnell said about the BP oil spill yesterday.

O'DONNELL: Are you going to go? I don't know. But children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals in crude oil that can disrupt normal growth or development. t.

VOICE: And this is part of what BP should pay for. You know, they are saying they are going to pay for everything. That is a big line of crap.

O'DONNELL: I say seize their assets.

VOICE: Yeah.

O'DONNELL: Right now.

VOICE: Yep.

O'DONNELL: Seize their assets today, take over the country, I don't care. Issue an executive order. Say BP, guess what.

VOICE: Yeah.

O'DONNELL: Call it socialism, call it communism, call it anything you want. Let's watch Rush Limbaugh explode on TV when he talks.

PAT: He's not on TV.

GLENN: Yeah, but that's staying informed, Rosie O'Donnell. Let's seize the company. Call it Marxism or communism, whatever you want. They don't care. They are not afraid of being labeled a communist because they don't have a problem with communism.

Let me play again Bill Maher. You tell me. We now have Rosie O'Donnell saying seize their assets. Communism, call it communism if you want. Seize their assets. Take over the company. Here's Bill Maher. Tell me if this sounds like a republic.

MAHER: But yeah, they are talking about 60 votes, forget this stuff, 60. You can't get Americans to agree on anything 60%. 60% of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said, they're stupid. Just drag them to this. Get healthcare done, you know, with or without them. Make the gang of six an offer they can't refuse. This Max Baucus guy, he needs to wake up tomorrow with an intern's head in his bed.

GLENN: That sure sounds more like Chavez than James Madison. You have Robert Reich coming out and saying this about the BP oil spill.

REICH: We need to have government take BP's operations over at least until this is solved.

GLENN: Now, do you remember, this is the compromise, this is the compromise: Just do it until it's solved. But do you remember when Maxine Waters said the same thing and it was funny because she realized what she was saying: Oh, we're going to socialize... we're going to take overture —

WATERS: And guess what this liberal will be all about. This liberal will be all about socializing...

GLENN: Uh oh.

WATERS: Will be about... basically —

GLENN: Oh, boy.

WATERS: Taking over, and the government running all of your companies.

GLENN: Okay. She said that to the oil companies. And it was funny when she said it because it was so revealing on her. But you thought she was alone. The emergency is here now to do it. The emergency is here. Again play Rosie O'Donnell and then I want to play a new cut for you that also happened last night. Here's Rosie O'Donnell.

O'DONNELL: Are you going to go? I don't know. But children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals in crude oil that can disrupt normal growth or development.

VOICE: And this is part of what BP should pay for. You know, they are saying they are going to pay for everything. That is a big line of crap.

O'DONNELL: I say seize their assets.

VOICE: Yeah.

O'DONNELL: Right now.

VOICE: Yep.

O'DONNELL: Seize their assets today, take over the country, I don't care. Issue an executive order. Say BP, guess what.

VOICE: Yeah.

O'DONNELL: Call it socialism, call it communism, call it anything you want. Let's watch Rush Limbaugh explode on TV when he talks.

GLENN: That's pretty incredible. Issue an executive order. I thought we were restoring democracy. I thought we wanted the voice of the people heard. See, this is where the Marxist lie breaks down. They can get you, and as you will see on Friday's show, James Madison on Founding Friday this Friday. James Madison is the architect of the Constitution. Everything in the Constitution is to slow people down. Slow down. They were afraid of emergencies and those people in government that would use emergencies to be able to rush people in and so they wanted everything in there to slow it down because something would happen and people would make a rash decision because that's what people do. They want to do good. But if somebody would learn how to game the system, they could push them into emergencies and you're out of freedom... like that.

So everything was a speed bump. Everything we have done since 1913 was to take the speed bumps away, so there's nothing slowing these people down. Nothing. Now it's just — now, you can't even get 60%. What do you think you could get on just seize, have the president seize the assets of a company and seize a company and just take it over? I would love to see a poll on that. Maybe I'm afraid to see a poll on that. 60%, 70%, 80% against? You'd have to be at least 60% against. I would hope that it's higher, but it wouldn't be in the majority. Just take a company? Through executive order? And you make fun of me for saying that we're headed towards a fascistic state? What, are you crazy? I have to tell you, the lie of these people will be their undoing. You have truth on your side. Now, what happens — let's just play this out because now you're starting to see the things that I warned about actually being said and considered. Play this out in your head. Let's just say that we have a president that would just take a company, seize it. What happens when people rise up and say, that is not who we are. What happens? Do these people say, now let's listen to the other side, let's listen to the people. Or do they say, "Silence them!" Let me go back to Bill Maher. I think he was very clear on it. Wasn't he?

MAHER: You know, they are talking about 60 votes they need, forget this stuff, 60. They can't get Americans to agree on anything 60%. 60% of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said, they're stupid. Just drag them to this. Get healthcare done, you know, with or without them. Make the gang of six an offer they can't refuse. This Max Baucus guy, he needs to wake up tomorrow with an intern's head in his bed.

GLENN: That's incredible. The left, as I told you yesterday, starting to fall apart. Because the people like Rosie O'Donnell, the people like Sean Penn, the people that you've always known are for a Venezuelan revolution, the Van Jones, the revolutionaries. Not the Bill Clintons. The revolutionaries, the William Ayers. They are tired of waiting. As the AFL CIO or was it SEIU said, "We paid for it. We want results." They want their money and they want their utopia. Move aside, grandma. It's my turn.

So they have to soothe the uber left, and here is the soothing voice of Barney Frank.

FRANK: Reach out to your fellow young people and make it clear to them that while they may not be satisfied with everything we've done — we're not satisfied with everything we've done. The way to cure that is to give us more authority and more ability.

PAT: (Laughing). You are right about the soothing part, too. It's great.

GLENN: To give more authority. We're talking about Constitution! Give them more authority! That's what this is all about. Who has the authority? Who's going to force people to do it? You give us more authority; I'll do it. I'll get it done. That's pretty intense stuff, and anybody who doesn't see it is a fool or an accomplice.

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

Photo by Jim Dale

Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Next, the Iowa caucuses. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com