The Overton Window, coming Tuesday, June 15
GLENN: The Overton Window, I would love to hear, now that you've had a couple of days to read it, I would love to hear what you are thinking about The Overton Window. You're going to love I think you're going to love the real villain. I think you're going to love the ending. And did you see, Stu, that who was it? Was it Mediaite that they're doing 100 part series.
STU: Yes, they are.
GLENN: They're doing a 100 part review. They're saying it's The Overton Window. If they said they said, if we were doing a 10 part interview or a 10 part review of The Overton Window, you would think it's excessive. So, we're using the The Overton Window, we're saying we're going to do a 100 part review and only do 10 and you'll think, Oh, well, that's not so bad.
GLENN: Very clever. So, I read yesterday, I think it was on Mediaite, part 4 of the 100 part series and they had all the things, they went and they started to do the treasure hunt part of the book
STU: Yeah. That was it.
GLENN: Yeah. Because I don't know if you I don't know if we've even said this, but there is at the end of the book, we tell you some of the things that are real and some of the things that are not real in the book. There are things that are in the book that are mind boggling, absolutely mind boggling. The opening scene, somebody is in a phone booth and they're calling and they are saying, wait a minute, wait a minute, I know what's going on. I have to get this information to you quickly and they're no phone booth and they're killed in the phone booth for what they are saying, but they reference something about Donald Rumsfeld. Do we happen to have that Donald Rumsfeld audio of the missing 2 trillion dollars? .
PAT: Let me see.
GLENN: $2 trillion missing. Can you imagine that? Imagine, $2 trillion missing from the Pentagon budget. We don't know where it went
STU: Yeah. Angled he was announcing that as he was ready to fight it. Like, he was announcing a new commission to fight it. He had obviously only been in office for a couple of months, but he was, like, we need to stop this waste. There's $2 trillion missing here.
GLENN: Now, you will read that in the opening scene of The Overton Window and it's just kind of, you know, Donald Rumsfeld says that there's $2 trillion that's missing and, you know, we I think I know what happened to it. At the end of the book, in the last chapter, it goes back and it explains. It shows you what's true and what's not. That's why I call this book ‘Faction’ and the first thing I think we outline is that audio or video of Donald Rumsfeld and we give you the web address and where you can find that. He said that on September 9th, 2001.
STU: Was it 9th or 10th?
GLENN: Oh. Yeah, September 10th, 2001. Do we have it?
PAT: I think so.
VOICE: He said money wasted by the military posing a serious threat.
VOICE: In fact, it could be said that it's a matter of life and death.
VOICE: Rumsfeld promised change, but the next day the world changed. And in the rush to fund the war on terror, the war on waste seems to have been forgotten.
PRESIDENT BUSH: My '03 budget calls for more than $48 million in new defense spending.
VOICE: More money for the Pentagon, when its own auditors admit cannot account for 25 percent of what it already spends.
VOICE: According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.
GLENN: Stop. Okay. That happened he made that statement on September 10th. Now, how do you lose $2.3 trillion? Where did I put that checkbook? $2.3 trillion. So
PAT: I mean, that's a $600 toilet seat here, a $1,200 wrench there. You know, that adds up to some real money. Pretty soon it adds up to $2.3 trillion.
GLENN: Wow. That is that is only half I'm sorry. That is what Freddie and Fannie are now going to cost you to, they say, if I can it, is 1 trillion. The entire stimulus was 1 trillion, when all was said and done.
GLENN: I mean, 2.3 trillion, what happened to it? And that story just went away because of 9/11.
Anyway, The Overton Window, you'll love it and make sure that you give it to somebody for father's day. Dad will love it. And it is also great for your friends who don't really see it yet, you know, people like Bill O'Reilly who I'm going to be out with this weekend. We're going to be in St. Louis and Columbus. Go to GlennBecktours.com to find out information, but I gave it I gave him a copy of the book because he's one of these guys that he would just piece it together, he would get it, but, again, I think I just looks at things separately and he refuses to draw the you know, look at the data points, all of the data points and, again, this is what is happening with the American people when you say, we're headed towards spooky territory, we're headed toward a dictatorship. No, no, they'll tell you. That could never happen. That could never happen. Well, why? Well, because it’s just about oil. Well, before it was just about the car dealer or the car companies and then it was just about the banks. Now it's just about oil. It's always slowly done. You're nudged slowly.
I was frustrated because people don't see it when it happens slowly and the sins of the father coming back, that's what's happening. What are the sins of the father? The sins of the father are us not teaching our children. The sins of a father is us coddling our children, not forcing our children to work, not telling not going along with it. Really, our sins are really more of omission. We have just gone along with it. We've accepted the trophy for participation. We didn't pay attention and we said, Oh, just let along. That's got to stop. It's got to stop right now.
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