Glenn Beck: Greatest national security threat is carbon dioxide



Boxer: Greatest national security threat is carbon dioxide


GLENN: I've got to play Barbara Boxer because just when you think these people are completely out of touch, then you hear Barbara Boxer and then you are like, you know what?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: They got it going on. Here's Barbara Boxer.

BOXER: A host of quotes from our national security experts who tell us that carbon pollution leading to climate change will be, over the next 20 years, the leading cause of conflict, putting our troops in harm's way and that's why we have so many returning veterans who want us to move forward and address this issue.

PAT: I love that because there's no facts there, there's no figures, there's no stats. She's just throwing out some baseless generalities, you know, that all the troops that are returning really want us to take care of this problem because they know more than terrorism, more than threats from other nations —

GLENN: Global warming.

PAT: It's carbon. Carbon is their main enemy that they fear.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. Can I tell you something? I can make a hasty generalization here that may be more plausible.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: That our troops come home from the desert. You tell me which one's more plausible. You make the choice. Which one's more plausible? Our troops come home and they have been fighting a war in, you know, in the Middle East, seemingly for no apparent reason, you know, to these guys in congress, and they come back and they say, "You know, why don't we maybe have our own energy supply so we don't have to go over to that nightmare part of the world anymore and be beholden to them and fight a war for oil."

PAT: No.

GLENN: You think so?

PAT: No.

GLENN: It's more likely to —

PAT: No.

GLENN: Let me give you the other scenario.

STU: She was very specific, though. She said —

PAT: She said they are all coming back.

STU: Well, she said so many of them.

PAT: So many of them are coming back.

STU: So she gave us a specific number.

GLENN: Here's the specific — here's the other choice.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: We just got back from Iraq and let me tell you something.

PAT: It's hot.

GLENN: It is hot and global warming is going to be the leading cause of conflict and that's why, please, pass this carbon exchange program.

PAT: That's exactly.

GLENN: Cap and trade, please, don't let another man die for anything other than the carbon exchange.

PAT: Carbon, carbon, yeah.

STU: Well, you guys know like when it's a hot summer afternoon how testy you get when you don't have air conditioning. You get testy with your family, you get into some fights. That's the conflict that's coming.

PAT: Yes.

STU: That conflict is coming to the world. That's why so many soldiers are coming back and saying that.

PAT: And when it is hot and humid outside, I always blame. I don't think that two million degree burning orb in the guy, that's just stupid.

STU: Those are flat earthers.

PAT: I think carbon, this damn carbon today is making things so hot! And so humid! I can barely stand it.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. May I just say this, may I just say this. I think we have our answer but I just ask this question. How many returning vets do you think approach after they come out of the Iraq or Afghanistan war and approach Barbara Boxer?

PAT: So many of them.

GLENN: For solutions to anything related to war or national security.

STU: So many. So many. You can't count them, there's so many.

PAT: She couldn't count them, there were so many.

GLENN: Really? She couldn't count them?

PAT: That's why she couldn't put an actual figure to it?

GLENN: So many.

PAT: So many, so many do that, you know. So —

GLENN: So many.

PAT: So many.

GLENN: Okay. Well, I think that says it all.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.

President Donald Trump has done a remarkable job of keeping his campaign promises so far. From pulling the US from the Iran Deal and Paris Climate Accord to moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the president has followed through on his campaign trail vows.

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“It's quite remarkable. I don't know if anybody remembers, but I was the guy who was saying he's not gonna do any of those things," joked Glenn on “The News and Why it Matters," adding, “He has taken massive steps, massive movement or completed each of those promises … I am blown away."

Watch the video above to hear Glenn Beck, Sara Gonzales, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray discuss the story.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar brings white fan onstage to sing with him, but here’s the catch

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar asked a fan to come onstage and sing with him, only to condemn her when she failed to censor all of the song's frequent mentions of the “n-word" while singing along.

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“I am so sorry," she apologized when Lamar pointed out that she needed to “bleep" that word. “I'm used to singing it like you wrote it." She was booed at by the crowd of people, many screaming “f*** you" after her mistake.

On Tuesday's show, Pat and Jeffy watched the clip and talked about some of the Twitter reactions.

“This is ridiculous," Pat said. “The situation with this word has become so ludicrous."

What happened?

MSNBC's Katy Tur didn't bother to hide her pro-gun control bias in an interview with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the wake of the Santa Fe High School killings.

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What did she ask?

As Pat pointed out while sitting in for Glenn on today's show, Tur tried to “badger" Paxton into vowing that he would push for a magical fix that will make schools “100 percent safe." She found it “just wild" that the Texas attorney general couldn't promise that schools will ever be completely, totally safe.

“Can you promise kids in Texas today that they're safe to go to school?" Tur pressured Paxton.

“I don't think there's any way to say that we're ever 100 percent safe," the attorney general responded.

What solutions did the AG offer?

“We've got a long way to go," Paxton said. He listed potential solutions to improve school safety, including installing security officers and training administrators and teachers to carry a gun.

Pat's take:

“Unbelievable," Pat said on today's show. “Nobody can promise [100 percent safety]."