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.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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