Maher: No such thing as extremism

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GLENN: Last night on Bill O'Reilly, what's his name, one of the more despicable human beings alive, I think the

STU: Alan Grayson?

GLENN: No. I said one of, not the.

STU: Not the? Okay, I'm sorry.

GLENN: A guy who is just so far out of step with the mainstream and so angry and bitter and

STU: Alan Grayson?

GLENN: No, he's the.

STU: Oh, okay.

PAT: This guy might be second.

GLENN: I think maybe, maybe.

PAT: Any other ideas? Who might be second, most despicable?

GLENN: Well, almost everybody on MSNBC.

PAT: Well, that's true.

STU: Someone who works for Alan Grayson?

PAT: Well, kind of.

GLENN: Bill Maher. Bill Maher.

PAT: I think his employer might be Beelzebub actually, it might be.


PAT: No.

GLENN: Oh, the one that actually

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Okay. Here's Bill Maher on O'Reilly last night.

Bill Maher on O'Reilly

'Real Time' host spars with O'Reilly over Obama's troubles, conservatives and political extremism

MAHER: There really isn't extremism on both sides. That's a canard.

O'REILLY: There's isn't? There is no extremism on the left?

MAHER: There's not that much extrem There is some but not nothing to talk about. Not really. There's no movement.

PAT: Oh. That's a canard. I chortle over the canard that there's extremism pointing to the left. Show me how we chortle together over that?

GLENN: Yes, yes. Yes. Extremism?

PAT: What?

GLENN: I was just talking about, to my friends at the New party just the other day about the lack of extremism.

PAT: I was blogging at CP USA last night...

GLENN: Okay. Here is a story from, a story I don't think you are going to find any place else. On September 24th, about 20 FBI agents spent most of the day searching the Logan Square residence of Chicago activist Stephanie Weiner and her husband Joseph Losbaker, this according to the Chicago Tribune.

STU: Is there no there's no relation to Weiner Weiner, right? Like when you said

GLENN: I think all Weiners are a Weiner is a Weiner.

STU: The Weiner, you know, the Weiner, the Goldline Weiner guy,, that guy, that's not would cover this Weiner? I think they would. They may.


PAT: Should cover all Weiners, shouldn't it?

STU: This is Weiner based information.

GLENN: This really doesn't, this one doesn't play the Bill Maher thing again? What did he say? Bill Maher, I love it, toast points.

MAHER: There really isn't extremism on both sides. That's a canard.

O'REILLY: There's isn't? There is no extremism on the left?

MAHER: There's not that much extrem There is some but not nothing to talk about. Not really. There's no movement.

GLENN: All right. So anyway, there's no movement here, and this extremism really isn't worth talking about, and that's why the press isn't talking about it. The FBI agent spent most of the day searching the Logan Square residence of the Chicago activist. In 1998 the duo worked as leaders of the Chicago New Party.

STU: I've heard of them.

GLENN: You have?

STU: Yeah, I remember

GLENN: Why would you?

STU: In one particular incidence.

PAT: Remember.

STU: There was a guy who was endorsed by them and worked closely with them.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: In a town, the second city?

GLENN: Yeah, they're progressives, progressives in Chicago.

STU: Oh, Chicago? Yeah, it was Chicago.

GLENN: In Chicago, and the New Party there was, well, one of the guys who was, you know, part of the New Party was okay, sure, it was Barack Obama. But also they were endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America.

STU: That's interesting.

GLENN: So we have the Democratic Socialists of America, and they were the ones that really got Project Vote together. Project Vote, wait a minute. That was Barack Obama, too.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Hmmm.

GLENN: Anyway, they're just

STU: No movement.

GLENN: The FBI just spent the day with them because there was some there were some problems there with the completely unorganized, no really anything to see here or to talk about here. There's no real problem at all.

STU: No, and there's

GLENN: It's just the FBI.

STU: There's no organized effort I mean, you know, there's not like there's groups named A LF and ELF. Like those groups don't exist obviously.

PAT: There's no rioting at G8 or G20 meetings.

STU: No. And it's not like in Europe there were 39 time the amount of terrorist attacks from the leftwing than the rightwing.

PAT: From the left. I mean, that's a canard.

STU: What a canard that was.

GLENN: What a toast point. The New Party is an electoral alliance dedicated to electing leftist candidates to office, usually through the Democratic Party. It was dissolved in 1998. The three organizations formed the backbone of the New Party, the Democratic Socialists of America, the U.S.' largest Marxist organization; ACORN, radical labor union; SEIU were also involved. But also heavily involved was, oh, the Communist Party USA.

PAT: Hmmm.

GLENN: So it's not like there is an organization you know what's really weird? Do you have the guy from the Communications Worker of America, the labor union for the broadcast industry, CWA? Here's the vice president, and he said some really interesting things. There's really nothing. But again, listen to Bill Maher, there's really nothing to talk about. That is a canard. I want you to listen carefully to what the labor union of CWA said about what's happening this weekend in Washington. In Washington they have the 10/2/10 march, and I urge you to watch it. I'm urging Fox I don't know if they will, but I'm urging Fox, please cover this rally. Cover it. It's more important they didn't cover 8/28. I mean, they covered it as news. I mean run the whole thing. Cover this rally. Americans need to see it and hear it and listen to it. But you're going to you have to listen with different ears. You cannot be like the press and the left was. The press and the left did not understand the language of what was being said on the stage. That's why Time magazine reported that Glenn Beck didn't have anything to say. He called all these people together and then he didn't have anything to say. Because they don't understand the language of God. They don't understand the language of hope, faith, of real charity. They don't get that. They don't understand the language of the heartland of America and so they dismiss it. You don't understand the message of Madison, Wisconsin. You need to learn it. You don't understand the language of the New Party. You need to learn it. The language of the Democratic Socialists of America, you need to learn it. Because I guarantee things will be said that we will dismiss that shouldn't be dismissed. It's a different language. Listen to how this has been spun. Here is the labor union vice president of the communications workers of America.

VOICE: One nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all are words that we recite when we recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" to our flag. Those are not just words, however. They are ideals that the American people have lived by since the creation of this country. They are ideals that for too long now have been attacked by the antigovernment crazies and the Sarah Palins and the Glenn Becks and the racists and the haters of this country and the people of this country. And the One Nation movement is a movement that has now decided that we should bring together coalitions that have not existed since the 1960s in this country, coalitions that when they existed, changed this country. And we are going to change this country again. We are going to do that because the majority of people in this country do not believe in the haters, do not believe in the antigovernment crazies, do not believe in the tea party, do not believe in the Glenn Becks, do not believe in the Sarah Palins.

GLENN: Okay. One more thing. America is at a crossroads, and you have to vote. But more importantly, you have to decide I've been saying this for two years. If you didn't believe me before, please, if I have an ounce of credibility with you, please, I'm begging you, rent the movie Gandhi today. Please watch it over the weekend. Please go to your church and listen to the spirit. Be a life preserver. Put on the armor of God. You must have it. If you think that this is just a rally and it's no big deal, it's just labor unions and let me give you this: This is coming now from Danny Glover: I'm proud and excited to be part of One Nation Working Together, exciting news, says the organizers of One Nation. That is the event that's happening this weekend. We are thrilled that Danny Glover will be participating.

Now, so you know, Danny Glover, we know that he is a leftist, right? But how left? You know you remember in 2004 he endorsed the anti Bush team protest at the Republican National Convention in New York. It was organized by Not In Our Name, an organization closely associated with anticapitalism and Maoist revolutionaries and the Communist Party. Four years ago Maoist revolutionaries sounded like a joke. That is who is in our White House administration: Maoist revolutionaries.

He is also a good friend of Hugo Chavez, he also signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted killer Mumia Abu Jamal who, by the way, serves on the national executive committee for the National Lawyers Guild. Glover also joined with a bunch of other people initiating a group called Progressives For Obama.

Do you see the layers of the onion? First, the first layer is they are Democrats. Now, the next layer that you have to get through is they are just liberals. The next layer is they are progressives. The next layer on that one is they're socialists. Then they're communists. Then they're Maoists. Then they're revolutionaries. I don't know if we've gotten to the center. But you must not it is what the progressives or the liberals, as we used to call them, do. They cover their identity. They change words to make them correct and politically correct, politically acceptable. It is an old communist trick. It's time to stop playing that game, period. You break, break with the system and spit yourself out of the system. You must be totally different. And do not play the game that they are expecting you to play. If you do these things and you vote and you unite, look at who they're uniting with. All kinds of people. If you don't stand together, if they allow to separate us, they have the structure now in place and they have Cass Sunstein who will do it. Mark my words, he will do it. They will shut this place down tighter than a drum. It takes the majority of Americans standing arm in arm and knowing who they are through education, knowing who they are, knowing who we are, knowing what our Constitution says. Not being sheep, not being afraid, not being afraid to lose everything financially, not being afraid to lose your own life. But you stand there linked arm in arm in peace, and you will win. I promise you.

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

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We've heard a lot about the 1776 Commission over the past several months. From the mainstream media, you've heard lies and slander: It was a racist panel put together by President Trump to peddle a whitewashed version of American history.

In reality, the 1776 Commission was established by President Trump in the fall of 2020 with the purpose of promoting "patriotic education." Not to mandate it, not to propose legislation – simply to PROMOTE it. The media and academia lost their minds over this now controversial idea that we should teach young Americans to appreciate the nation they've inherited. And predictably, just hours after Biden took the oath of office, he signed an executive order to dissolve the 1776 Commission, calling the commission's report "offensive and counterfactual."

Glenn Beck presents the 1776 Commission's report in its entirety, because unlike the media and President Biden who want to hide it from you, Glenn wants you to seek the truth and celebrate Independence Day with pride.

Watch a preview below or catch the FULL, 5-part presentation of the 1776 Report on or Glenn Beck's YouTube channel.

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I am an Irishman and in 2006, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend Independence Day in America. It was a magical experience I will never forget and one I am desperate to repeat.

Everything about the day was magical. I can remember every little detail: seeing the pure joy on people's faces when they saw family members, not seen since Christmas; enjoying burgers and hot dogs being grilled to perfection in the mid-afternoon; jumping on a boat and witnessing an awe-inspiring fireworks display with the feel of a cold beverage in my hand; coming ashore and sitting around an open fire, toasting marshmallows.

As fun as these activities were, they are NOT what made the day magical.

The day was and is made magical remembering WHAT Americans are celebrating: being thankful for the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence and the idea of America which improved EVERY aspect of our world.

I would be honored if you would allow me to share five pivotal points from the Declaration, explaining how they started America on the path to becoming an exceptional nation, and how you can learn from the founders' example today.

1 The Layout

Take a look around society today, and you will notice a prevalent theme. The majority of people are angry, upset, and frustrated. They love to highlight the parts of society they view as a problem and tear it down. This requires zero talent. Even newborn babies with no verbal skills and very little knowledge of the outside world will let you know when they are unhappy by crying for a clean diaper, food or attention.

History is filled with people complaining and starting wars because they feel they have been wronged and sought a future "free from their oppressor".

Thomas Jefferson and your founders were different. Before mentioning any issues with the King (they waited 1338 words), they first explained their vision and how America would be different from other nations. They boldly declared that all men were created equal and have a God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change. This includes famous speeches by John F. Kennedy declaring, "We will go to the moon by the end of this decade," or the great Martin Luther King Jr. telling everyone how he "had a dream."

LESSON: Tell the world what you stand for -- not what you stand against!

2 Role of Government

I have spent over seven years with The Blaze, promoting your founding principles and explaining how America is unique and different to every other nation in the world. Every principle, policy, plan and idea can be traced back to one core principle: How we view government and its role in society.

On the surface of history, it is very easy to believe that our world is very different and would provide many different answers to this simple question.

Just look at our world today and you see many different power structures. England retains a monarch. European countries, like mine, are democracies. Iran is a theocratic-controlled country. Russia is an oligarchy. Inside those countries, you will notice differences in ideologies between communism, socialism, fascism, liberalism and even conservatism.

YES, they all look very different. However, if you look deeper into those countries, you will notice they all view government the exact same.

Government is a central agency that possesses the power to be the moral arbiters of society, the ability to be the great equalizer and most importantly they are the provider of rights.

Does this mean every government uses this power every day?


Clearly, there are governments around the world who are more open to freedom and view government as the last resort. However, every country believes government always has that power and there are situations when government must take control for the "greater good".

If you doubt this, look at the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Even countries that love to talk about freedom and identify as freedom-loving, removed their citizens' rights in the name of public safety. You witnessed everything from governments shutting down businesses, banning you from traveling more than three miles from your home, limiting the number of people you could have to visit your own house and enforcing you to wear a mask.

How could they do this? Because government is the power structure of all these countries and providers of rights. Any government that has the power to confer can also rescind them under the right circumstances.

Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government.

The idea of America is different. Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government. You can see this by reviewing the structure of the Constitution, but that foundation was started in the Declaration of Independence when they spoke about the Law of Nature and Nature's God, which highlights ALL rights come from God. You are born with these rights and it is the government's sole responsibility to ensure these rights are never taken away.


Take a step back and look at the public discourse today. You will notice the majority of people love to talk about their rights. My friends on the right love to talk about their right to free speech and guns. My friends on the left love to talk about their right to healthcare and abortions. When was the last time you saw anyone online talk about their duty and responsibilities? It's not a very popular topic.

Your founders were not dumb men.

Their genius was understanding the laws of nature and basic first principles. They researched world history -- from the great empires of the past to senates that were supposed to last forever, examining why they failed. While there are countless reasons for each, understanding one concept is critical. When freedom becomes all about rights and forgets about responsibilities, it creates a vacuum. Historically, the government always fills that vacuum. This creates a prime opportunity for a tyrant to come to power and solve a public need and always ends the same way - gaining more power and stripping you of your individual rights.

Your founders feared this vacuum and warned against it TWICE in the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. They spoke about your right to alter and abolish your government, instituting new safeguards. Then they spoke about your right, and duty, to throw off the government and provide new guards.

LESSON: Freedom without responsibility will always lead to tyranny.


As an outsider, nothing annoys me more than the constant attacks on your founders and their brilliance. Were they perfect? NOPE. Should they be worshipped like Idols? NOPE. Are there things we can improve upon? Yes. For example, it's 2021; why does the post office need to be included in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution?

Despite their flaws, they provided America with a great platform on which to build. If America is to survive and prosper, the IGNORANT attacks that America's founders were old racist white men with wooden teeth must stop. Why? Because it is a LIE!!!

I could write at length about this issue alone, but I will provide two simple facts.

Firstly, please close your eyes and imagine an actual racist (no, not your typical Donald Trump supporter). Imagine how they look, how they sound, what words they use and everything down to what aftershave they wear. Got that vision? Good. Now try imagining that vile, disgusting racist say the following:


Did your vision say those words? Do you think people like David Duke would say them, let alone sign their name to a statement declaring this as a self-evident principle for the world to see?

Answer: NO!

The second fact requires you to have a reading of history before America. Thomas Jefferson could have very easily left these five powerful words out entirely or just use the accepted language of the day from the Magma Carta which stated:

"All FREE men are created equal."

If Jefferson and the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?

If ...the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?


If you look at culture and politics today, you will notice a common theme where everyone just wants to win, regardless of the cost. Society tells us winning is everything, and there is no room for failure. Is this true? Can society progress really progress without failure and sacrificing everything they have for the greater good?

American history is so vast and deep that it can be straightforward to focus on the great and famous leaders who survived like Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Franklin.

This particular weekend, I would like to briefly highlight three patriots who took the ultimate risk by signing the Declaration of Independence. They lost everything, and are sadly forgotten by many who teach history.

JOHN HART: John was a widowed farmer in New Jersey with 12 kids. He was rich, well-known in society, and employed many. When he signed the Declaration, troops attacked his farm with orders to execute him in Hopewell. He fled and eventually died in hiding.

FRANCES LEWIS: Frank was involved in international business and made a fortune on the mercantile exchange. Like John, he was rich, powerful and employed many. When he signed, he returned to find armed troops at his home, taking possession of it. They arrested his wife, starved and mistreated her and although she was later released, she soon passed away due to the horrific treatment.

RICHARD STOCKTON: Richard was a wealthy lawyer who studied at Princeton. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court and had the respect of his peers. After signing, he was locked up, starved, tortured, and robbed of his possessions. His treatment was so bad that his final days were spent living on the charity of friends.

These brave men could have chosen a much easier road in life. They could have ignored the calls for Independence, paid any additional taxes to the King and still lived a great life. They had everything you would deem desirable in society -- money, earthly possessions, name recognition, and respect.

...these men... risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

When they signed the Declaration of Independence, the only thing they could gain was an opportunity for absolute freedom. This ideal was so powerful that these men, and countless others, risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

LESSON: Pursuing a higher aspiration is more important than winning.

Personal Request:

It is popular for Americans to say "Happy 4th" or "Happy 4th of July."


After reading this, realize how important and significant your founders to America and the world. It is disrespectful to them, their memory, their sacrifice, and everything they fought for. After all, would you go up to a Christian and say "Happy 25th?"


May I wish you and your exceptional nation a very HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

If you enjoyed this column, I released a special on The Blaze this week where I did a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence with KrisAnne Hall. You can listen for free on Apple or Spotify or The Blaze.

Glenn Beck predicts average Americans will not be eating beef in the future, thanks to America's current monopoly on meat processing that is all but destroying the small farmer.

There's already talk of switching to lab-engineered or plant-based "meat" and severely limiting how much land is used for cattle grazing. One of the strongest voices in Congress pushing back against these plans is Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).

Rep. Massie joined Glenn on the radio program to explain how farmers are being demolished by big-market regulations, but also to share some ways Congress can fight back. He gives an update on his efforts to pass the PRIME Act and solve the looming meat crises, without getting the government too involved.

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