Glenn Beck: Things That Make You Go 'Hmm'





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Does anyone else look at the news today and go: wait, what? That doesn't make any sense. What does that mean? I watch the news and afterwards I don't feel enlightened. I'm left scratching my head, thinking "things that make you go, hmm."

For instance, I was reading the news this morning about BP and the oil spill and I ended up with more questions than answers:

Obama is blocking 10 Republicans from visiting and touring the spill damage. Rep. Steve Scalise wanted to fly 10 people in, but was denied

BP has one of the worst safety records in the business, if not the worst. Over the past five years: 26 people have died and 700 have been injured in BP accidents and BP had 760 safety violations and paid $373 million in fines. In that same time period, Sunoco and ConocoPhillips each had eight safety violations and ExxonMobil had just one

Hmm.

Does anyone remember the big ad campaign BP went on before the spill? They highlighted their commitment to reducing the carbon footprint. Wait, an oil company wanting to reduce carbon? Sounds like something environmentalists would like.

Did you know BP wanted cap-and-trade? And that John Kerry was originally planning to announce his big cap-and-trade push, called the American Power Act, in conjunction with three oil companies, one of them being BP. Of course, the spill derailed the photo op. But it hasn't derailed the emergency need for a new energy bill! And every day that spill continues it increases the chances of getting it passed.

In completely unrelated news: It's been 71 days since oil started shooting into the Gulf of Mexico. The president has had 71 days to think about the foreign assistance offers of help that have poured in since the beginning. Finally, he’s accepted that help. But what took him so long?

Again, completely unrelated: The 'A Whale' skimmer ship — the biggest skimmer in the world — has been itching to go help clean up the oil spill. In 71 days, we've skimmed just over 600,000 barrels of oil. The ship's owner says the ‘A Whale’ can skim 500,000 barrels per day. The ship has been docked in Norfolk, Virginia, while the EPA figures out if it meets their standards.

Hmm.

We showed you how George Soros and the uber-rich progressives stand to profit from an offshore drilling ban, because they get all the new business in Brazil and elsewhere. Oh, by the way, Hugo Chavez will be nationalizing 11 rigs owned by U.S. firm Helmerich & Payne.

Even after Obama's court loss, drillers aren't getting relief. Shallow-water drillers — who weren't supposed to be affected by the ban — say permits haven't been issued since the explosion. This has forced hundreds of layoffs and if this lasts only a few more weeks, many drillers fear they'll go under. An Interior Department spokesperson said the delay is because there were new safety regulations put in place and no one has complied yet. But the department didn't issue those safety regulations until June 8 and the BP explosion was on April 20.

Hmm.

Another story this week that no one is paying attention to: the financial regulation bill. The news today is that Obama did the right thing and took those evil taxes out of the bill. And to make up for the lost money, they'll end TARP a few months early, "saving" the American taxpayer $11 billion.

Do you remember how I told you TARP was going to be a giant slush fund?

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BECK: The $700 billion for TARP that we had to pass right now — it's an emergency or the whole thing is going to collapse. There is still $212 billion that we've never touched, just sitting there — just sitting there. Why did we need $700 billion? That's where they want this money going. They want it in there in a giant slush fund.

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First, Geithner and Obama extended TARP to October 2010. Hmm, what's going on around that time? The midterm elections. Convenient don't you think? But now, TARP is being used to pay for this financial reform bill. We can't get a budget — it's the first time in 30 years the House didn't even produce a budget to consider — but we've got this bill that's supposed to solve all of the problems on Wall Street.

But meanwhile, guess who's being called to Capitol Hill? AIG's products leader, Joe Cassano. He'll be answering questions in front of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. So the commission is still trying to get to the bottom of what happened to cause the meltdown, but we're already saving the day with the financial reform bill! Isn't that kind of like putting the cart before the horse? It's like having a court sentencing before the trial. Why would we pass the bill before we have answers?

Hmm.

There is a pattern here — it's the same thing with the oil spill. Obama has started investigating to find out what caused the explosion. Here's what he said:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The purpose of this commission is to consider both the root causes of the disaster and offer options on what safety and environmental precautions we need to take to prevent a similar disaster from happening again.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

We have no answers yet, but we do have a fix-it bill ready to go. Obama is hard at work getting to the bottom of this. Here's the White House report from his meeting Tuesday: "The president told the senators that he still believes the best way for us to transition to a clean energy economy is with a bill that makes clean energy the profitable kind of energy for America's businesses by putting a price on pollution."

Hmm.

It's almost like the progressive agenda is more important than the issue at hand.

Here's another puzzler: The Russian spies that were caught this week. First of all, where is Eric Holder? Oh that's right, he's in Afghanistan. Why is he there while we're uncovering a flood of spies? Second of all, isn't this a bigger deal than we're making of it? We're shrugging it off.

Vicki Pelaez, an immigrant from Peru, is a Castro sympathizer and a Hugo Chavez supporter who was often critical of the U.S. government. As a longtime columnist for the Spanish-language newspaper in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa, this Russian operative expressed her anti-American, pro-Marxist views. The spy wanted you to know that U.S. prisons were equal to modern-day slavery, that Arizona's "unholy" immigration law is modern-day Nazi legislation and that the United States is a heartless, cruel human rights violator.

Another suspect, 28-year-old Anna Chapman, is described as “striking” and the evidence against her is “devastating.” She was busted in an elaborate sting operation in New York in which she was told she'd be giving a fake passport to another Russian spy. The spies were allegedly trying to integrate socially and eventually infiltrate “policy-making circles.”

We have supposedly been all over these spies for years. Why the need to expose them now? The FBI says it's because they were gearing up to leave the country. Here's Putin complaining about our police acting stupidly:

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RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER VLADIMIR PUTIN: Back at your home, the police went out of control [and] are throwing people in jail.

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And here's how Robert Gibbs reacted:

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ROBERT GIBBS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Obviously the president was fully and appropriately informed. This was a law enforcement action and law enforcement acted appropriately. He did not have a personal reaction that I know of.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

So the president didn't have a reaction to 10 spies being arrested who were trying to infiltrate policy-making circles and creating propaganda? No biggie. Nothing to say to Putin? He couldn't meet with Israel, but he could have hamburgers with Russia as Holder jets off to another country? Maybe it's just me, but you don't create an international incident for 10 people if it's no big deal. Something is not right.

Do you know what else is strange? The way the Russian news is reporting it. They're saying this was renegade police work from renegade American cops that are just trying to discredit the president. So the Russians are against the Americans, but for the American president? I don't think I've seen that before.

Hmm.

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President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

Big Tech censorship is out of control. So to watch tonight's explosive episode of Glenn TV, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Because Big Tech is doing whatever it can to limit free speech, we're offering our most important discount on BlazeTV ever. Use promo code GLENN to get $30 off a one-year subscription, so you'll have 24/7 access to news and entertainment completely free of biased "fact-checks" and censorship.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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