Glenn Beck: Friendship with England done?

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GLENN: Opinion piece. The special relationship with the United States and England is over. We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11th and now look how Barack Obama's administration is repaying us. First, Obama declared that America was neutral over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the island's populations. Second, his assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley stubbed Britain by failing to use the proper name, instead, calling them the Malvinas. I don't know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks. I'm normally pro American, but Mr. Obama's seeming support for the Argentinian aggressors who have no legitimate claim over the Falklands is gratuitously offensive. So, from today I'm boycotting America as a tourist destination. This summer I'll be going to France, not California. Let me be clear, the writer writes, Let me be clear, I am not normally in favor of boycotts and I love the American people. I holiday in their country regularly and I hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States, but the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies and something must be done to stop Obama's reckless foreign policy before he does if dirty on his allies on every issue.

I have if I may reverse Michelle Obama's quote, I, in my life, have never been so ashamed of my country. I have never, ever wanted to go overseas and apologize for our country. We have I've always despised people who have done that. I despised it with anybody, any celebrity, anybody goes over and bad mouths our country, but I have to tell you, I may apologize tonight to the entire world because they watch us all around the world on FOX. I may apologize for our country because it is not the American people that think that England is not our ally. I don't know what the hell. We didn't vote for we didn't vote for a President to pee all over our allies and that is exactly what this President is doing. With Great Britain, geez, not only the Falklands but this is exactly what the President did with Jerusalem, with Jerusalem. He's not calling the his aids are not calling the Falklands the Falklands. They're calling it a different name, but what is what happened in Israel? What is his name, Brennan?

PAT: Yeah. John Brennan.

GLENN: John Brennan, he's giving this speech and he doesn't call Jerusalem Jerusalem. Why? Call it the Arab name.

VOICE: In my travels, the city I've come to love the most is Al Quds.

GLENN: Al Quds. Al Quds. That's the Arab name for Jerusalem. I mean, if you're a pissed off Arab, who is, like, we're going to destroy that is Al Quds. Okay. Good. Good. Good. We have sided against all of the bad guys with Israel and we are poking England in the eye every step of the way. Not only did we return the bust of Winston Churchill, a clear slap in the face. My gosh, I'm sorry, England, a clear slap in the face. What did we give

PAT: How about the movie set, the Blockbuster movie set.

GLENN: We gave as a gift, we gave movies that they can't even watch in the DVR's over there.

PAT: Gave them, like, Porky's and

STU: Porky's Revenge.

GLENN: Then we gave the queen an iPod with speeches that Obama gave. Who doesn't want that? Oh, geez. Thanks. The queen should have said, Do you know how many of you people I have seen come through and when I say you people, I mean you Presidents. All of you Presidents, you come and go. I've been here since World War II. Take your iPod and put it where the sun don't shine.

PAT: She listens to a lot of those speeches while jogging, I guess.

GLENN: She does. I can see her with ear buds in.

STU: To be fair, they are remixed. It has a beat, at least.

PAT: Yeah. So, when he says he's been to all 57 states in that one speech, it's got a beat behind it.

GLENN: Yeah. So, that's really, really cool. Then the Falklands. Then BP. What he's saying about threatening to even take over BP or seize their assets, when he even mentions anything at all like that, BP's stock goes through the floor. Well, that hurts the pensioners in England.

STU: And here, by the way. Widely held here, as well. So, thanks for that.

GLENN: You've got that going for us. And then with absolutely no sense of irony at all, they really think they're going to clean up these beaches, they're going to clean up this mess? Do you know how much money that's going to cost? Are you ready for this quote? Do you know how much money that's going to cost? Those are unfunded liabilities. We need a law to be passed to ensure that they will pay those unfunded liabilities because they don't have the money to pay for all of that.

PAT: I'm not getting the irony of that.

GLENN: You're not getting the irony?

PAT: No, huh uh, no.

GLENN: Isn't that amazing?

STU: The problem is there's a possibly that BP might pay. So, they don't understand that situation. There's a chance they actually could come through with the money.

GLENN: That's unbelievable. He's sending SWAT teams out, not meeting with their CEOs. I mean, Great Britain, we learned something here in America after the wall fell down, in Tanagra. I can't

PAT: I wonder how many people get that dorky Star Trek reference. Not many.

GLENN: I don't know. But wait. Later on I'm going to be talking to you about the lithium that they found in Afghanistan.

PAT: In Afghanistan.

GLENN: And how disappointed I was that it wasn't dilithium crystals, because we could have finally had those warp engines. I got up this morning and I heard you know. I'm just kind of waking up here, lithium. Did we find dilithium crystals in Afghanistan? I knew it! I knew it! Star Trek is real. But that's a different story.

PAT: Yeah. It turned out it wasn't dilithium.

GLENN: It was just lithium. So, good. We can make more batteries. Fantastic. Let's give it to the Chinese. I really think what we learned when the Berlin Wall fell and when we stopped having the Cold War is Russians were not afraid of us and we weren't afraid of them. We didn't want to kill them. They didn't want to kill us. The governments might have wanted to do that, but we didn't. The Palestinians, the Palestinians are no different than you and me. They just want to live and raise their children, but their government wants to kill people for power. Our government, Great Britain, Germany, who we're telling you to spend more money, you're the only people on the planet besides Zimbabwe that understands hyperinflation. You live through it and somehow or the other, you survived, barely, but you survived. You still have people walking around or being wheeled around that remember hyperinflation, remember what it led to, and we come over to you, the people who actually proposed the Versailles treaty, that started it all? We come back over to you and say, yeah, you've got to spend more money. I apologize. I'm sorry. I know the President has already apologized for the past American arrogance. I would like to apologize for his outrageous arrogance. You do what's right for your country. Spending money is a new America idea that is horrible and will lead to your destruction because it's going to lead to ours. Save yourself. England, it's not the American people that are doing this. We did not vote for somebody nobody represented this man as somebody who was going to pee all over the English. I mean, geez. You've got all of Europe those doing that to you. You don't need us, too. I apologize. It's outrageous Israel? We have no excuse. We have no excuse. But understand, those of us that didn't attend a church for 20 years that told us that the evil Jew was bad, those of us who paid attention when they found the reverend that talked about the evil Jew and we went, Hey, Hey, Hey, we should have listen to a guy on this evil Jew thing. That's a bad thing. Most Americans don't think of the evil Jew. We may not necessarily like all of your policies, we may think that you kind of screwed us here and there, but, do you know what? To each his own. We've done it to you. That's the way the world works, but we're not on the side of Hamas. We're not on the side of Iran. Some of us are beginning to believe maybe our leadership might be headed that direction. There seems to be oh, I don't know a wheelbarrow full of evidence but don't hold that against the American people. The American people I don't know if you've noticed, the American people are not being listened to either, by our own government.

STU: Sorry about that soccer tie, too, this weekend. I mean, the guy was

PAT: That I'm not sorry about.

STU: He should have had that save and we apologize for any short hops the ball may have taken.

GLENN: No. Do you know what? That's more insult. That's more insult. That's like going up to Canada and winning curling, kind of like, oh, can't you let us have curling? You guys don't even care. You hate it. I know, but we grabbed a broom and somehow or the other we beat you. That's American exceptionalism that our President denies.

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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 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'."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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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.

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