Glenn Beck: Dick Blumenthal is terrible

GLENN: I want to play a little Dick Blumenthal in Connecticut. He's quite possibly one of the worst candidates that we have running now. I believe he's going to win because Connecticut has been I don't even know what's happening to New England anymore. It's just insane. Richard Blumenthal was a guy who was on my program and I asked him do you have the audio, by any chance, Pat?

PAT: Yeah, I do

GLENN: Going after the AIG bonuses? I find them reprehensible, the bonuses, this is before we understood exactly what the bonuses were and how if government, when they came in, convinced these people to stay on, say, we'll pay you a dollar and then we'll give you a bonus at the end of the year. I said to him, Where do you find this in the law to be able just going to confiscate these bonuses? And here's how he responded.

PAT: The interviews with you.

GLENN: I'm just dying to know and I know you'll have the answer. What law did the AIG executives break when they took those bonuses that were mandated by a legal contract?

BLUMENTHAL: The AIG executives did not themselves break the contract.

GLENN: So, then why were you going after them?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, we're not going after

GLENN: No, you were.

BLUMENTHAL: We were going after the bonuses.

GLENN: It was their bonuses no, no. It is their bonuses, sir. They earned their bonuses. They earned that money. What right what law did they break that gave you the ability in Connecticut to go after those bonuses?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, let's take it one step at a time. The money they received came from us, the taxpayers.

GLENN: I know how this works. I'm asking you, sir, you're the Attorney General. I'm asking you for the law that they broke that gave you the ability are you not the defender of the law in Connecticut?

BLUMENTHAL: The law that they broke

GLENN: Yes.

BLUMENTHAL: is the law that requires that they serve the public interests, that bonuses that they are paid

GLENN: What law is that? Wait, wait. What law is that, sir? You're the chief law enforcement officer. What law is say that again. I don't recognize that law. It it sounds like a good policy. It sounds like a good rule of thumb, but I'm not sure I recognize that law. Could you give that to me again?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, you know, again, these funds belong to us, the taxpayers.

GLENN: No, no. Sir, do you know what you've done? Do you know what you've done? You have you are an insult to George Washington, sir. George Washington made it very clear that we are respecter of the laws, not of men. For your own political gain, you have decided to go after these people at AIG because it is a popular thing and while I may agree with you that it is obscene, I would like to know, sir, not what's right as a rule of thumb, not what makes us feel did. You, sir, are to protect people and to stand for the law in Connecticut. So, again, I ask you, sir, what law gave you the right to go after them? What law did they break?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, I think you're wrong in the basic premise. We're not going after any individual. We're asking

GLENN: You as the Attorney General

BLUMENTHAL: Let me finish. You have to let me finish if you want to know what law I'm talking about.

GLENN: We're not going after the people. We're going after their money.

PAT: That's what he's saying.

GLENN: This guy will do anything. If you, Connecticut, want to put another person in Congress that doesn't care about what the law says, then you get exactly what you deserve. If you go put another person in Congress that will write anything, will do anything for what's political expediency or what he believes is right and there is no limitation, you get what you deserve.

PAT: And his response to that, when you had him on the spot a couple of years ago on Fox, was very similar to what happened to him the other night at the debate.

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: When Linda McMahon asked him, how do you create jobs? Here it is.

VOICE: Do you want to follow up to Mr. Blumenthal? You've talked about small businesses. Tell me something. How do you create a job?

BLUMENTHAL: A job is created and it can be in a variety of ways, by a variety of people, but principally by people and businesses in response to demand for products and services and the main point about jobs in Connecticut is we can and we should create more of them by creative policies and that's the kind of approach that I want to bring to Washington. I have stood up for jobs when they've been at stake. I stood for jobs at Alderman Motors when GM wanted to shut down that (inaudible.) I stood up for jobs at Cotton Whitney when that company wanted to ship them out of state and overseas. I stood up for jobs at Stanley Works when it was threatened with a hostile takeover. I know about how government can help

GLENN: Stop. No, he doesn't. He has just proven it he doesn't care. He's not standing up for what is right. He is standing up for what is popular. Sure, he'll stand up when jobs are being lost or an injustice is being done but at what expense? At what expense? You know, sometimes things are unjust. Sometimes things aren't good. Sometimes things are wrong, but you don't just stand up and use the bully pulpit and then use every bit of power you have without with total reckless abandon on the law. This man hasn't done anything. He stood up for what's popular. Stand up for the law when it is unpopular. Stand up, Mr. Blumenthal, when everybody wants you to go after the AIG executives' bonuses and say, I'm sorry, but that isn't within my purview. If you want to change the law, then we should change the law. Stand up when it's unpopular. Stand up and have a spine, man! Stand up stand up when it when people are going after somebody and saying, Well, we don't have to read them their Miranda rights. They're a citizen. No matter how unpopular it makes you, stand up for what is right! This man won't do it. This is I can't tell you I cannot tell you, I have nothing against this guy. I don't know this guy. He has been in Connecticut for a long time. I've lived in Connecticut off and on now for, what, 12, 15 years. I don't really know this guy other than a guy who just likes to get his name in the press an awful lot. He's a popular guy. I have no ax to grind other than every alarm bell in me rings this man is dangerous. He is a dangerous man. Now, that is my gut based on what I have seen in this last interview with AIG. If that doesn't set off every alarm bell and you want to reward him with more power, I don't care if Linda McMahon is turns out to be a frog. I would rather have a frog in there than a guy who will abuse power. For what's popular.

Why, why, why is a democracy a bad thing? Why do we not want to be a democracy? Because popular rule can become mob rule and that is exactly what he did. When he went after the AIG executives, he allowed mob rule. He allowed a democracy to happen. We are a republic and we are a system of laws. We are respecter of laws, not of men. He is only a respecter of men, of money, of power, and polls. Connecticut, you will get what you deserve, but unfortunately you are inflicting this man on the rest of the nation at a time when we need men of character.

PAT: Or women.

GLENN: Are we really at this place where you

PAT: Well, yeah, because his opponent's a woman and I wanted to make that clear to the voters in Connecticut that it could be a woman and in this case it is! It is a woman! All right? That's just my only point.

GLENN: Do you like her?

PAT: Yeah, you know, I like what she has said so far. I like what I know about her. I'm not a big WWE fan, but, you know, I'm not going to hold that against her. I mean--- he battles more and listen to her response, just to compare and contrast.

BLUMENTHAL: and I want program that provides more capital for small businesses and tax (inaudible) that will promote creation of jobs, stronger intervention by government to make sure

GLENN: Government intervention.

BLUMENTHAL: are made in America policies and

GLENN: Made in America policies. How can that happen with workers of the world unite? Approximate

BLUMENTHAL: Rather than buying products that are manufactured overseas as

PAT: She is about to respond to that. Plaque Mack government, government, government. Government does not create jobs. It's very simple how you create jobs. An entrepreneur takes a risk. He or she believes that he creates a good or service that is sold for more than it costs to make it. That's if an entrepreneur thinks he can do that, he makes a job.

PAT: There you go. There's a big difference between the two.

GLENN: Here is the guy who is the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement, and he wants more regulation, more regulation, more regulation, more regulation. How about, Dick, you enforce the laws you already have instead of making them up? Why don't you enforce the laws? You know how you create jobs? Well, a government creates jobs that only suck the people dry of money, that government does not create a job that creates money. They don't. They destroy money. That's all they do. Governments create jobs where they take the money from the private sector that could be used in other things and they destroy that money by creating big pensions and big corporate I mean government monolists, that you have to navigate with more regulation, more of this, more of that. You'll never get through it. Here's how the entrepreneur creates jobs, exactly like Linda said and you keep the government doing one thing. You enforce the law. If someone breaks the law, you put them in jail, no if's, and's, or but's. If they break the law, they get the penalty that is required under law, not more because it's really heinous, unless the law says you can do that, not less because they're part of your special interest group. You punish the people who are hurting others under the law. That's the best way the government can help create jobs. You stand for the rule of law. You stand for the rule of the law with things like bond holders, Dick! But they won't because the progressive left and people like Dick Blumenthal only want power. They think they know better than you. They are the protectors. They are Captain America. And they will do whatever they have to to protect themselves because if they're lost, if they're not there, if it wasn't for them, oh, who would protect you?

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]



Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 486,702 (up from 434,595 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 22,022 (up from 19,603 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 117,448 (up from 111,853 Yesterday)
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 4% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 65,581 Confirmed cases and 1,036 Deaths, up from 54,941 cases and 784 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 428 total officially recovered, against 1,036 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

Brother, Can You Spare $2 Trillion? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-updates-whats-in-the-2-trillion-relief-plan.html
  • US Senate Passes the largest economic stimulus bill in world history.
  • The Senate passes a roughly $2 trillion economic relief plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It includes direct payments to Americans, strengthened unemployment insurance, loans to businesses small and large and increased health care resources for hospitals, states and municipalities.
  • Loans to small businesses are technically 'grants' covering payroll and rent payments. Grants do not have to be repaid.
  • It is unclear when the House will pass the legislation, though it aims to do so Friday.
Every American Will Get $1,200 in 2-3 Weeks, $2,400 plus up to 4 months Unemployment Benefits https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8152139/Every-American-four-months-unemployment-checks-earning-95-000.htm
  • Workers will get four months of unemployment pay plus additional $600 each.
  • Direct checks to Americans include 1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year before phasing out and ending altogether for those earning more than $99,000
  • That would result in $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with an additional $500 per child for each household.
  • 'Our expectation is within three weeks we will have direct payments out,' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
Cuomo Confirms What Introverts Have Long Known: Social Distancing Works https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3077011/coronavirus-new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-says-early-signs-show-social
  • Stringent density control measures may be working to contain the coronavirus in New York state, the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak in the US, as the rate of hospitalization shows early signs of abating, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • New York, which has 19 million residents and nearly 31,000 infections, now accounts for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country and more than 7 percent of the world's total.
  • Cuomo had ordered all but essential businesses to shutter by Sunday evening and residents to limit their outdoor activities and practice social distancing, effectively putting the state on pause.
  • On Tuesday, the number of hospitalized patients had doubled every 4.7 days, slowing from the rate of every 3.4 days on Monday and every two days on Sunday, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing.
  • "This is a very positive sign," he said. "The arrows are heading into the right direction."
Were the Beads Worth It? Mardi Gras Gets Blame for Big Easy Outbreak https://news.trust.org/item/20200325200808-oc1ie
  • "Mardi Gras was the perfect storm, it provided the perfect conditions for the spread of this virus," said Dr. Rebekah Gee, who heads up Louisiana State University's health care services division.
  • She noted that Fat Tuesday fell on Feb. 25, when the virus was already in the United States but before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national leaders had raised the alarm with the American public.
  • "New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists," Gee said. "We shared drink cups. We shared each other's space in the crowds. People were in close contact with catching beads. It is now clear that people also caught coronavirus."
  • New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer month could see it wane.
  • Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4.
  • New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, the state with the third-highest caseload of coronavirus in the United States on a per capita basis.
  • The growth rate in Louisiana tops all others, according to a University of Louisiana at Lafayette analysis of global data, with the number of cases rising by 30% in the 24 hours before noon on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a major federal disaster declaration for the state, freeing federal funds and resources.
US Military Officially On No-Travel Lockdown https://news.trust.org/item/20200325203242-zgoc4
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a "stop all movement" order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks.
  • The measure is by far the Defense Department's most sweeping to date and will affect forces around the world.
  • Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all U.S. troops, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions.
  • "The purpose is to make sure that we're not bringing the virus back home, infecting others, that we're not spreading it around the military," Esper said.
  • The order does include personnel who were to have been scheduled to be formally discharged from the Military in April or May.
  • Esper said one exception to the order would be the drawdown underway in Afghanistan, which will continue.
For The Best Darn Facemask In The Whole Wide World... https://www.foxnews.com/us/mypillow-other-us-companies-making-face-masks-to-meet-coronavirus-shortages
  • In Minnesota, the MyPillow company is refocusing 75 percent of its production to face masks for health care workers.
  • "We have the capacity to make a lot of things at big rates and we're going to be going hopefully from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time," CEO Mike Lindell told FOX 9 of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • The masks will go to hospitals in Minnesota as well as other states, he said. "Whatever it takes."
  • MyPillow worked with the Trump administration to get the proper design, Lindell told local Fox News 9.
  • Lindell joins literally hundreds of other companies in the US who have heeded the call of the Trump Administration to covert production to respirators, masks, ventilators, gowns and other needed medical equipment.
Further Evidence that COVID-19 Is Seasonal and May Spread Less in Summer Months https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-could-become-seasonal-top-us-scientist-001146451.html
  • There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
  • Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way.
  • "What we're starting to see now... in southern Africa and in the southern hemisphere countries, is that we're having cases that are appearing as they go into their winter season," he said.
  • "And if, in fact, they have a substantial outbreak, it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that we'll get a cycle around the second time," Fauci said, referring to a 2nd cycle in the US late next fall in November or December.
  • "It totally emphasizes the need to do what we're doing in developing a vaccine, testing it quickly and trying to get it ready so that we'll have a vaccine available for that next cycle."
  • Fauci's comments suggesting the virus does better in colder weather than it does in hot and humid conditions follows a recent Chinese research paper -- still preliminary and awaiting peer-review -- that reached the same conclusion.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 434,595 (up from 392,156 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 19,603 (up from 17,138 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 111,853 (up from 102,850 Yesterday)
  • All 195 Countries On Earth have confirmed cases Antarctica (not a country) Still No Confirmed Cases. Penguins officially confirmed to NOT be carriers for COVID-19.
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) down from 5% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 13% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 54,941 Confirmed cases and 784 Deaths, up from 46,168 cases and 582 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 379 total officially recovered, against 784 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

LA County Sherrif Orders Gun Stores Closed https://www.foxla.com/news/la-county-sheriff-orders-gun-stores-to-close-adds-1300-deputies-to-patrol
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close.
  • The Sherrif also confirmed that he's released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails.
  • Villanueva also said he's adding 1,300 deputies to patrol.
America Loses 500,000 Millionaires to COVID-19 - Bernie Sanders Elated https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/america-e2-80-99s-millionaire-ranks-shrink-by-500000-in-record-time/ar-BB11DrqN
  • At the close of 2019, there were an unprecedented 11 million American millionaires, a reflection of the longest bull market in history thanks to ultra-low interest rates and tax cuts.
  • Fast forward just a few months and it's a starkly different picture. The number of households in the U.S. above that threshold has dropped by at least 500,000 as of Friday, according to research firm Spectrem Group.
  • The tandem financial and health crises wrought by COVID-19 have disproportionately eroded the fortunes of the wealthy, who are more likely to own equities than the overall population.
  • At the end of 2019, the top 1% of households owned 53.5% of equities and mutual fund shares, according to Federal Reserve statistics.
  • The losses affected the rich at every level, from the mass affluent to those worth more than $25 million, according to the report. The wealth destruction at the very top has been especially steep, with the top 1% of households losing over $7.9 Trillion in wealth so far in 2020.
50% of Americans Living Under Shelter In Place or Home Quarantine Orders https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-than-half-of-us-population-will-be-under-orders-to-stay-home-by-midweek
  • The majority of the public will be ordered to stay home in the coming days as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation.
  • A total of 13 states and at least 16 municipalities have enacted measures to keep residents inside their homes to prevent the spread of the virus, according to CNN.
  • That number, which amounts to 148,577,262 people, or 45% of the population, is expected to grow this week as five more states and nine more municipalities institute additional measures.
  • After the new orders go into effect, a total of 176,385,537 people, or 54% of the population, will be asked to stay home.
  • Many states and cities have not named a specific date, although some, such as LA County and the State of New York, have identified April 19th as the target 'end' of the at-home quarantine orders.
Uniformed Military Personnel Set Up Make-shift Morgue Outside NYC Hospital https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/makeshift-morgue-for-coronavirus-victims-set-up-outside-nyc-hospital/
  • In a scene reminiscent of Hollywood disaster movies (and more recently China, Italy and Spain), US Military personnel have set up a tent-based morgue outside of Bellvue Hospital in NYC.
  • Two refrigerated trailers were trucked to the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV with a printed sign labeled: "MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER."
  • A team of men wearing camouflage fatigues and face masks set up a series of white tents that form a tunnel to a larger, white tent.
  • Other men wearing jackets that identified them as members of the NYPD and the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were also at the scene.
  • A source familiar with the operation said that additional refrigerated trailers would be brought to the site and that similar set-ups would be built up outside other hospitals.
  • "The plan is for them to be there and throughout the city," the source said, with as many as 6 temporary morgue locations near hospitals in New York City.
UV Rays Proven to Destroy SARS-Cov-2 Virus https://www.accuweather.com/en/health-wellness/what-infection-rates-in-iceland-and-australia-may-reveal-about-how-covid-19-could-spread-in-the-us/707057
  • The infection rate for COVID-19 is 22 times higher in Iceland as compared to Australia.
  • The research comes as scientists in Hong Kong demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is easily destroyed with UV light, just like all other known Coronaviruses.
  • "Direct exposure to UV light breaks down the membrane that houses the RNA of the virus," Dr Lon Kiang, lead researcher of the study said. Without the membrane, the virus cannot attach itself to healthy cells in the human body.
  • "This was expected, but is still certainly good news," he said.
  • Researchers said the findings may indicate that the virus will have a harder time spreading during warmer summer months, when more UV light strikes surfaces, including clothing and human skin, which may contain viral particles.
  • Scientists warned against directly and intentionally exposing skin to UV lights, which can cause burns and carries other risks, such as Cancer.

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Diagnosed with pneumonia and coronavirus, Rio Giardinieri, 52, was admitted to the ICU at Joe DiMaggio hospital in South Florida. After more than a week without showing any improvement, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do. Desperately ill, Giardinieri started saying his "goodbyes" to family and friends.

That's when a friend told him there was a potential "cure" for coronavirus, an anti-malaria drug called hydroxycloroquine. Though doctors at the hospital said they couldn't prescribe hydroxycloroquine, they put Giardinieri in touch with an infectious disease doctor who authorized the use. The next morning, he says he woke up feeling "absolutely perfect."

Giardinieri joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to share his remarkable story and to weigh in on why he thinks information about this promising treatment for COVID-19 isn't being made more readily available.

"I'm not a scientist. I'm not a doctor. I can just tell you how I feel. And I know that I was not doing well. In my mind, I didn't believe I was going to be here by the morning," Giardinieri said. "I don't know what else to attribute [for recovery] but that medicine ... and it's not just me that it's worked for. There're many people this has worked for. So, you know, I certainly understand the hospital's position. They may not be too happy me telling the story. But the facts are the facts."

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