Glenn Beck: Chris Matthews solution for America -- rapid rail




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GLENN: Okay, I don't even know if I'm high atop Times Square or deep below the bowels of the Earth or I'm in China or in Russia or America. I don't even know what's real anymore because everything is upside down. It's an alternate universe. We have Chris Matthews, Chris Matthews telling America this.

MATTHEWS: But we've got everybody in the world cutting back and what's that do with the prospect of economic expansion here at home? Well, it kills it. If you are looking for good news, I have one suggestion. Stop listening to Europe, stop listening to the conservatives. Do what has worked in the past.

GLENN: It's never worked in the past. It never has worked in the past. I mean, anybody who wants to go, "Come on, Chris, we'll go head to head on the Great Depression."

PAT: Talks a little bit about that.

GLENN: Even the guy who — does he?

PAT: Yeah. He talks a little bit about the Great Depression and what worked.

MATTHEWS: What got us out of the Great Depression was production, massive industrial production to support the allied cause in World War II. We need production for this country now. We need to build rapid rail to catch up to those allies from World War II.

GLENN: Rapid rail?

PAT: Rapid rail is going to get us out of this mess.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh! I can't take it! I can't take it! Henry Morgenthau, the guy who helped design the New Deal said in 1939, it doesn't work. I wish it did work, but it doesn't work. We've tried. Now all we have is massive debt. We must stop this spending. Then World War II happened and that did employ everyone, but in 1946 we were starting to head back down. Everybody said, all of these economic advisors said, "we've got to go back, we can't just stop spending money, we can't do it, it will go back in the depression." And the Republicans — you know what, I just got a note from Ben Stein. Do you know who this was? Do you know who came up with this? Ben Stein's father is the guy who came up with, "Had enough?"

PAT: Oh, really?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Oh, wow.

GLENN: Ben Stein's father, an economist, said stop spending all this money. And the Republicans ran the campaign Had Enough. Republicans got into office, they cut spending and, boom, we created the gigantic boom of the late 1940s and early 1950s. That's what happened, Chris Matthews. But I love the fact they were now saying Chris Matthews — play that first clip again. I love this.

MATTHEWS: But we've got everyone in the world cutting back and what's that do to the prospect of economic expansion here at home? Well, it kills it. If you are looking for good news, I have one suggestion. Stop listening to Europe, stop listening to the conservatives. Do —

GLENN: Stop. Stop listening to Europe. Haven't we been saying that for a very long time? We've been saying stop listening to Europe, but no, no, no, they're enlightened, they're smarter than us, they're better than us, they know. We don't! We're ignorance, we're stupid!

PAT: And now that they're doing the right thing, stopping listening to them. But also —

GLENN: Not only that, not only that, we're not just saying stop listening to them, we are squandering a historic opportunity to unite with Europe. We are not squandering all of the goodwill that was built up around the world by hiring Barack Obama to be our leader, are we? The president isn't squandering all of the global goodwill, is he? By not listening to them, he's squandering it!

PAT: And we were so together shortly after the inauguration. They all loved us. They all loved us.

GLENN: They loved, loved —

PAT: And now...

GLENN: — loved us.

PAT: Now not so much. But here's what's interesting, too. He goes on about the rail and gives — cites some examples after telling us not to listen to Europe.

MATTHEWS: What has worked in the past? What got us out of the Great Depression was production, massive industrial production to support the allied cause in World War II.

GLENN: Pause for a second. Pause for a second. Do you notice he is not saying the New Deal got us out of the Great Depression.

PAT: No, he didn't. I was surprised.

GLENN: I was shocked by that.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: He's admitting that it was World War II.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Okay.

MATTHEWS: We need production for this country now. We need to build rapid rail to catch up to those allies from World War II. France already has the TGV. China —

GLENN: France!

GLENN: Oh, France.

PAT: Stop listening to Europe but let's build the rapid rail like they did. What do you make up your mind. Should we be like France or not? Amazing.

GLENN: Does anybody within the sound of my voice really think that rapid rail — who thinks in the middle of the night, man, if we just had rapid rail, we would be set.

PAT: Oh, I think a lot of people. A lot of people.

GLENN: We just, if we just have rapid rail.

PAT: If we had rapid rail and we kept spending ourselves into oblivion.

GLENN: Oh, my goodness, it would be so —

PAT: Everything would be fixed.

GLENN: These guys are so — you know what? These universities that educated these nincompoops should be closed down. Should be closed down. If that's what you get out of your college education. Rapid rail? Rapid rail is the way to do it. You are a dummy. What a dope, rapid rail. What's that going to do for us? We can get the unemployed to their shopping carts faster. They are actually in Ohio. They are building a rail, rapid, rapid rail. And it will take you from Columbus to Cleveland in six hours. But you can drive to Cleveland in under three.

PAT: Yeah, it increases the time by almost a factor of three. It's almost three times as long because of all the stops.

GLENN: That's right, it's two hours, isn't it?

PAT: Yeah, I think it's just over two hours.

GLENN: Yeah, that's right. That's right. It's two hours to drive. But —

PAT: But you can take the train.

GLENN: And get there in six.

PAT: And pay more probably.

GLENN: That is — probably?

PAT: Now how much would you pay?

GLENN: Probably, when you figure in the taxes?

PAT: Well, yeah. Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Now, who is going to do that? Man, if I could still live in Columbus but I could work in Cleveland and I would only have to get to the train station by 2:00 a.m. to be there by 9:00.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: It would be great. Be great.

PAT: Where if I drove, I'd have to sleep in clear until, like, 6:00.

GLENN: And then if I get — I get off work at 5:00, get to the train station, get on the train, I could be home by midnight to be at the train station by 2:00! It's fantastic! Rapid rail, who could say no? And they are — seriously that's the stimulus package.

PAT: Well, it works in France, but don't listen to Europe.

GLENN: They don't work in France.

PAT: No, it does.

GLENN: No, no, no. It might. They don't.

PAT: They don't.

GLENN: They don't. The French don't work. No, seriously, seriously, America, we're going to pull ourselves out of this with rapid rail and the Peugeot. If we could just, if we could just start building Peugeots, we are going to be set.

PAT: I haven't heard that theory yet.

GLENN: The Peugeot theory?

PAT: I think that's new. I think that's new.

GLENN: Well, you'll have to have a pipe in your mouth when you talk about the Peugeot theory. It's the Peugeot theory of economics where you sit around, you do very little, you don't let anybody be fired, you'll retire at 50 and you build Peugeots.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: Oh, we like to talk about it at the coffee shop and the cafes. Oh, watch the street urchins.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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