Glenn Beck: And you thought Obama couldn't run GM




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GLENN: I was glad to see Barack Obama in the new Chevy Volt. Whew. This thing is going to tear it up.

PAT: Now we're fixed.

GLENN: America is back on the right track. The General Motors electric car, the Chevy Volt, it will cost $41,000.

PAT: What a bargain, though.

GLENN: No, no, seriously, when you hear what it can do?

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: When you hear when it can now, you sound like you are not

PAT: No, I'm setting up what it can do, it's an amazing

GLENN: This is great.

PAT: An amazing vehicle.

GLENN: It can travel 40 whole miles on an electric charge.

PAT: 40 miles!

GLENN: 40. 40. Now

PAT: 40

GLENN: Hang on. Nissan has the Leaf out and that can travel 100, but this can do 40!

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Yeah. America, you are

PAT: 40 miles!

GLENN: back on track, and he

PAT: And only $41,000.

GLENN: $41,000, but you can go 40 miles.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's for me that's almost home.

PAT: And then the gas engine kicks in.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: And you start destroying the planet again. But those 40 miles, man, you are home free

GLENN: 40 miles.

PAT: and you are home free until you need to get rid of the battery and then it sits and decays and destroys the planet, but other than that

GLENN: All you need to do seriously all you need to do is plug it in.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And then you'll get that free energy right from the wall.

PAT: But wait.

GLENN: What?

PAT: Doesn't that energy come from electricity which you were paying for and using?

GLENN: No, comes from the wall. Comes from the wall.

PAT: Yeah, there's energy in the wall.

GLENN: I know. That's why I bought the house. That's why I plug, like, the iron in.

PAT: It's wires and it's all hooked up to things.

GLENN: I don't know how it works but I get it right from the wall.

PAT: Yeah, there's

GLENN: Everybody has it. That's the greatest thing about it. Everybody if you have a wall, you have one of those plug in thingies that you just plug your car in and it's free energy.

PAT: It's not free. It's not free.

GLENN: No, it comes from the wall. I know it's not free. I mean, I pay for it, you know, when I buy my house, I buy the wall and then that stuff comes out of that wall.

PAT: Comes out of your utilities, you know, like your electric bill every month.

GLENN: Excuse me?

PAT: Yeah, you are paying for that.

GLENN: You know, this is the biggest scam because I've already paid for my wall.

PAT: I know. I know.

GLENN: Why do they make me pay it's a scam.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: It's a scam.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: They are making me pay for the wall and then they make me pay for the same wall.

PAT: It's capitalism, I'm telling you.

GLENN: It's evil of capitalism. That's what it is.

PAT: You don't get this under communism because you don't even have electricity.

GLENN: And you don't even have walls.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: But that's a different story. We'll get down to the scam of them charging you extra for the wall. But this car can run 40 whole miles!

PAT: Not 30.

GLENN: Not 30.

PAT: Not 35.

GLENN: No, not 100 like Nissan.

PAT: No.

GLENN: But let's not concentrate on that. Let's go for the 40 whole miles and the president has pledged to put a million plug in vehicles on the road, which is where they will be usually off to the side of the road, you'll able to see them. But right off to the side of the road he said he's going to put a million plus vehicles on the road by 2015.

PAT: And they are smart looking, too.

GLENN: Oh, are they? I haven't seen the picture of them.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Are they really?

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Seriously they are hot?

PAT: Oh, so hot.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Yes. If you love the old style like Volvos, you know, that were boxy and ugly, these

GLENN: What about

PAT: These are

GLENN: But those are safe.

PAT: These make those look like Ferraris.

GLENN: Now, let me ask you this.

PAT: It's hot.

GLENN: Is it really?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Now is it at hot as, like, you know those old black army glasses that, you know, you used to get?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You know, if you were well, if you had government eye protection, you'd get the glasses.

PAT: The horn rimmed?

GLENN: Yeah, you'd just get the black the big black, like Drew Carey classes. You would get those because it was a government program. So you could get that or you could get the gold wire frames that everybody in the military either wears the black glasses or the gold wire frames? Yeah, that's socialized eye care. I just want to throw that in. But is it as stylish as that?

PAT: Nearly. It's nearly as stylish as that.

GLENN: Oh, so I haven't hit that standard yet?

PAT: Not yet. But they are getting close.

GLENN: I'm looking at pictures. Wow, there's a lot of stylish cars. No, that's

PAT: Is that not a Volt right there? What is that?

GLENN: No, that's the green eye. That's BMW and oh, that's a sweet one oh, no, that's Mercedes.

PAT: That is a sweet one.

GLENN: Wow, look at that one.

PAT: And that's not the VP volt, either.

GLENN: That's Hyundai. I'm just looking. I'm going to find it. That one's kind of nice. That's Peugeot. What a piece of crap but it looks nice.

PAT: Peugeot, wow.

GLENN: Wow, what is that? Oh, this is the Scorpion. I've never even heard of the Scorpion. Oh, that's Chinese.

PAT: For those joining us on radio, and that's pretty much everyone, we're going through pictures of cars at the auto show? Is that what you are scrolling through?

GLENN: Well, this is the Beijing auto show. It's the he have Chevy Volt is supposed to be there and they're up against wow, that's ugly. Is that it?

PAT: That might be.

GLENN: No, that's the Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

PAT: Oh, okay.

GLENN: And their new car, the iCar.

PAT: The Dongfeng? Be clamoring for that one, I've got to have me a Dongfeng. Man, oh, man.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? We are going to be lucky to be driving a Dongfeng. We are going to we are headed for the crap heap of history, man. We're like, wow, you remember

PAT: Remember when we could have had a Dongfeng? Oh, those were the days.

GLENN: Remember when we used to laugh at dong fangs? Now

PAT: Good times.

GLENN: Those days don't come back. Now the richest among us are lucky to have a Dongfeng.

PAT: (Laughing). They cost over $300.

GLENN: $300 well, 300 yakels. They're $15 trillion or 15 yakels.

PAT: (Laughing). Is that the new monetary unit coming?

PAT: Yeah, the yack he will?

PAT: After hyperinflation it's the yack he will?

GLENN: Yeah, made entirely out of yak.

PAT: I didn't know that.

GLENN: Yeah, if you seriously, and I just give this to you real quick. Invest in yaks so you can own a Dongfeng. That sounds actually, that sounds actually dangerous.

All right. So we have the Chevy Volt. So is there really anything else to do? I think we can pretty much go home.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Let me first apologize. Let me first apologize to the president of the United States and all those, all those that I must have sounded like an idiot when I said the government can't run General Motors.

PAT: See, out of retrospect, that looks pretty stupid now, Glenn, doesn't it?

GLENN: Well, I don't know if you heard.

PAT: Like to have those facts.

GLENN: 40 miles.

PAT: Yeah, I did hear that.

GLENN: For $41,000.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: That is sweetness. That is sweetness.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: Now, I remember driving the hydrogen car. Did you ever see that hydrogen car that I drove?

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: I drove, for about a month, what was it, the Fusion? Do you remember, was it the Fusion?

PAT: That sounds right.

GLENN: I drove that car. It was a General Motors car, drove it for about a month.

PAT: And you loved it, right?

GLENN: Loved it, loved it. First thing that the United States government did when they came in?

PAT: Stopped it.

GLENN: Yeah, they stopped that one. That was great. I think they had that up to 200 some miles? I think it was like 230 miles for before you needed a new charge

PAT: Before you needed gas or charge?

GLENN: Hydrogen. You needed $8.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: $8 for, I think it was like 250 miles. And the problem was is that, I mean, they had to keep bringing me a new one because the because the only hydrogen station I think was in either White Plains or New Jersey which was, you know, about 100 miles away and so, you know, I'd drive it and then it would be like, oh, jeez, now I've got to go to the hydrogen station because it's 100 miles away and then you'd get the hydrogen and you'd drive 100 miles and you're like, I've got to turn around and go back. But Shell had worked on had made a deal with General Motors and they said, you create the car and we'll put hydrogen stations in all of our gas stations. And they could make the hydrogen by using water. All they had to do is take some of that free electricity out of the wall that you get and shock the water somehow or another and it would make hydrogen and so Shell was going to put stations so everywhere there was a Shell gas station, you would have hydrogen. They

PAT: What happened?

GLENN: The United States government took over General Motors.

PAT: Why did they do you know why they shut that down? What was their reasoning? I don't remember. I just remember they shut it down.

GLENN: It was good. It would have put America possibly back on top.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: It would have led technology. It would have helped Shell. I'm just help me out. It was fantastic.

PAT: Quiet, too, I'm guessing?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Quiet and fast.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. It was built on the back of another I'm trying to remember which

PAT: Like on a chassis of something else?

GLENN: Yeah, chassis of something else. And I stepped in and I thought, this thing is going to be gutless. Stepped on it; it was fast, it was quiet, it was great. I would have owned one in fact, I think I did something. There's probably some place on YouTube where I was driving it and I showed it and I explained it. This is like three years ago. And I did a little time thing. I actually made a little video. It was actually I think for my kids originally. And I said just, kids, I want to show you. You probably have one of these now. You know, if it's 2030 and you're watching this. But this is the first hydrogen car made in America. And as it turns out, one of the only now that we see.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: I was thrilled with this technology. I thought this was I talked to all the people at General Motors and I had seen the you know, I hadn't actually seen the car but I had seen the, you know, all the mock ups and everything else about the Chevy Volt and I know they were excited about it, but it's ridiculous. We get 50% of our electricity think of this. We get 50% of our electricity is there a bomb going off in here or something?

PAT: That's what I was wondering.

GLENN: It's probably your stupid computer again.

PAT: It's not my computer.

GLENN: Don't worry. It's just a bomb. We get about 50% of our electricity from coal. Now, we're trying to cut okay, I'm going to take a break because this is bothering me. I don't know what that sound is, and let me take a quick break here.

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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