Is Glenn being poisoned?



8.28.10: The Documentary


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PAT: Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere for Glenn who isn’t here because he's, of course, being tested for, as you know, Rumsfeld Plague.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: And all we can do is pray at this point. When you've been infected with Rumsfeld Plague, I don't know that there's any chance of survival.

STU: No. I would say no. Obviously

PAT: You would say no?

STU: Donald Rumsfeld began targeting Glenn Beck.

PAT: He knows how to kill.

STU: Yeah. I mean, he's run wars, Pat. And he started targeting him apparently in the Eighties.

PAT: I think 1981, if I'm not mistaken, yeah.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Well, according to this, according to this conspiracy website and it is a con I mean, everything on it is like total conspiracy.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: And every anybody who doesn't believe in this conspiracy is part of it.

STU: Of course.

PAT: So if you don't believe, for instance, that Rumsfeld and Cheney and Bush brought down the twin towers, you're part of the coverup. If you don't believe it.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Because the evidence is conclusive. We all know steel doesn't melt. Nobody knows how it's manufactured apparently. Because it doesn't melt.

STU: No. No, definitely not.

PAT: Steel just is, right? It's not molten.

STU: You farm for it. You farm for steel.

PAT: You farm for steel, thank you. And so when you dig it up and you find this hardened thing that you can build buildings with, it can't melt. And it can't weaken apparently.

STU: No, no.

PAT: And so even though, you know, some discredited people like, for instance, Popular Mechanics have totally debunked this thing years and years ago with all the scientific evidence.

STU: Well

PAT: They're part of the CIA. They're part of the CIA.

STU: James Meigs is a CIA agent, the guys who was the editor of Popular Mechanics who we've had on the show many times to disprove ridiculous conspiracy theories. And, you know, he's obviously in on it just like everybody. Just like we are right now, Pat.

PAT: Of course he is. We are right now. The fact that we're talking about it will probably pop up on this website.

STU: Probably will.

PAT: They're see, they continue to be part of the problem! Their conspiracy, the deception continues! Uh huh, uh huh.

STU: So awesome.

PAT: So listen to this. Here's one of the paragraphs from this insightful article on this website: Glenn Beck may not know it of course he does now because they've released that and that's why we're in Salt Lake to be tested for it. Glenn Beck may not know it, but it is almost just certain.

STU: Almost certain.

PAT: Almost certain he is another victim of Rumsfeld Plague. And if I've seen one I've seen, well, one. On September 29th, the New York Times published a long article about Beck: His Mormonism forbids coffee but he consumes a lot of Diet Coke and chocolate, writes Mark Leibovich. Well, okay, so there's the key, right? That's the key.

STU: Yeah, you might want to the beginning of understanding whether this is true or not might start with that.

PAT: Yes.

STU: That the evidence is one sentence in a New York Times article.

PAT: I love that about him.

STU: Not saying how much he drinks.

PAT: No.

STU: Just that he consumes a lot of.

PAT: A lot.

STU: It's not really that much of, at least not compared to me. He has a diet he has a couple of Diet Cokes a day. Usually not even.

PAT: Maybe.

STU: It's usually Coke Zero. The evil Aspartame is the villain here in this story.

PAT: Yes, it's the sugar substitute Aspartame which is the starting point of Diet Coke, apparently 1982, right?

STU: Yeah.

PAT: And that, and we can trace that back apparently to, yes, the evil Donald Rumsfeld.

STU: Donald Rumsfeld, mmm hmmm.

PAT: Who is head of G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals.

STU: Uh oh, that sounds evil.

PAT: Who apparently, he decided to market a poison to the nation. Here's a safety tip to Donald Rumsfeld. It's never a good idea to kill your clients.

STU: No.

PAT: Okay? Your customers, you want them alive to consume the product you're putting out.

STU: And yeah.

PAT: So it doesn't make a lot of sense to poison the people who are buying your stuff because then they will be dead and they won't buy your stuff anymore, you know?

STU: Yeah, and he's done a terrible job trying to poison people as hundreds of millions of people consume this every day. And the reason it's a new story that Glenn is having certain symptoms is because not that many people have them. It's because it's the reason that doctors can't immediately identify it is because they've never seen it before. It's one of those things

PAT: Unbelievable.

STU: where they are going in and they are trying to figure it out because it's not every third person walking in and saying they have Diet Coke disease. But I guess this is what happens when you go to 9/11 conspiracy theorists for your health information.

PAT: I guess so. You know, and look. I'm not trying to disparage anybody who believes in organic my wife is a big believer right now. She is on a huge natural/organic kick. And it is ruining my life.

STU: Yeah, mmm hmmm.

PAT: I mean, we are here and she was with us for the weekend and so we were in the store picking up a few things, and I wanted to get some gum and I throw it down on the counter, you know, to buy it. She picks it up and immediately goes to the back, "That right there, right there, saccharin." Puts it back in the rack.

STU: Saccharin's awesome.

PAT: So? I've had intravenous feedings of saccharin before. I'm on a saccharin drip. I don't care, put it back! "No, look at this. Look at this, season. Saccharin and blue Number 5 plus yellow Number 4." And?

STU: Oh, my.

PAT: So! I've had souffles of blue and yellow Number 5 and 4. I don't care! Oh, so I know

STU: You are

PAT: People get on those kicks, you know?

STU: Yeah. You are remarkably well adjusted for I did not know that your home life was this way.

PAT: Yeah, she's wrecked my life with it.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: She really has. I can't even buy gum anymore. We've got to go to Whole Foods for natural gum.

STU: You know, and I

PAT: I didn't even know there was natural gum. We've got natural toothpaste now. You know, I mentioned on Friday or Glenn did, mentioned the conversation I think that she found out that apparently there's some evidence that Alzheimer's involves aluminum, people with Alzheimer's disease have a high aluminum content. "You know where that comes from."

STU: Uh oh.

PAT: Well, no. Where? "Deodorant." What? I can't use deodorant anymore?

STU: No, please.

PAT: Are you serious?

STU: I demand you continue to use deodorant, Pat.

PAT: I know. So now we're shopping for natural deodorant without aluminum.

STU: Yeah, I think but there's no benefit from soda.

PAT: No.

STU: Soda's not a beneficially nutritional beverage. It's just really, really good.

PAT: You don't have to have it.

STU: But I mean, I'll be honest about it. If you want to have an idiotic conspiracy about where the president was born or where there's ridiculous fake prison camps or about a talking owl that tells all the presidents what to do, do whatever you want. But leave my diet soda alone.

PAT: I know.

STU: It is a gift.

PAT: I know.

STU: directly from God. I accept it in that way. I believe we're still in the Bible. We're still in the Bible here.

PAT: Still in the Bible here.

STU: Still in the Bible here, to quote Jeremiah Wright: I believe it is proof of intelligent design and

PAT: Now, what part of the Bible are you in just so I can

STU: We're in the good and plenty, good and plenty clause.

PAT: Good and plenty clause that's in the Bible.

STU: It's in the back of Leviticus somewhere. Just find it. But I mean, it's one of those things, they come out, there's so much scientific evidence that says this Aspartame stuff is nonsense.

PAT: Really?

STU: It goes from every huge scientific group. And I mean, it's not you know, consensus does not mean anything. People get things wrong all the time. I understand that. But you've got, you know, the here we go, here's a bunch of them. FDA. FDA has not determined any consistent patterns of symptoms that can be attributed to use of Aspartame. Here's The Lancet: One research revealed over 6,000 websites that mentioned Aspartame. Virtually all of the information offered is anecdotal from anonymous sources and is scientifically implausible. FDA again:

PAT: Wow.

STU: Analysis of the National Cancer Institute's public database on cancer incidence in the United States, the SEER program, does not support an association between the use of Aspartame and the increased incidence in brain tumors. MIT: Even large doses of the high intensity sweetener Aspartame, also known as NutraSweet, has no adverse effect on study subjects' health and wellbeing. How about this one? This is one of my favorite ones from the Lancet because opponents of Aspartame, people that attack it all the time, say that it creates methanol in the body and I don't even want to phenylalanine? I'm going to go with phenylalanine. You know how you look at the can, it always says phenyl I don't even know how to pronounce it, but you know what I'm talking about. It says it on every label that has well, you drink regular soda, but every label that has diet soda always says that. Now they are saying that a can of diet soda will yield about 20 milligrams of methanol. They admit that. This is where this comes from, Pat, and we're all going to die from because of it. The only problem is because an equivalent volume of fruit juice produces twice as much and an alcoholic beverage from three to five times as much. The other chemical they are talking about

PAT: Oh, wow.

STU: is one can of a diet soft drink will give you about 100 milligrams of it. 300 milligrams you will get from an egg. You will get 500 milligrams from a glass of milk. That's five times as much. And nine times as much from a large hamburger. So I mean, it's this stuff

PAT: So typical.

STU: You just have to just ignore all the evidence and, you know, and assign every single symptom from everything you don't understand to, you know, diet soda.

PAT: Rumsfeld Plague.

STU: Rumsfeld Plague.

PAT: Rumsfeld Plague. I love the name of it, too.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Because it's so sinister and it's so, you know, evil Bush administration and his cronies. I mean, it's what is you know, the thing, the problem is with all of these carcinogens, all these cancer causing agents is in high doses you can die from almost anything up to and including water.

STU: Yes.

PAT: We have seen that in the past where a woman drinks so much water during a radio contest, she drowned and died. Her body literally drowned from water. I mean, so if you do things in ridiculous extremes, bad things will happen.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: You do things in moderation, you're probably going to be okay.

STU: Yeah. And I will say that I mean, because I don't drink soda in moderation, Pat. I drink it in high, high access.

PAT: You're going to die.

STU: So when you hear people on the radio saying, well, they don't believe that; they are just saying that. I am betting my life that I am right on this. I have bet my entire life on the fact that I am right about Aspartame and NutraSweet and Splenda and all the other fancy things that are a miracle, a miracle ingredient that have saved me.

PAT: Splenda, man.

STU: I love that.

PAT: Splenda, oh, I love it, too, but that stuff I've got to say there might be a, you know, there might be an issue.

STU: There is no issue with Splenda.

PAT: There is no issue with it? All right.

STU: It's a literal miracle ingredient.

PAT: All right.

STU: That has saved millions of lives. I will testify to it. Well, think about this now.

PAT: All right.

STU: They always talk about, you know, if you have it in ultra extreme doses, you might have a slight increase in, you know, X, you know, symptom or disease or whatever. But I mean, when you're having something that, you know, you know what I would be doing if I wasn't drinking diet soda? Drinking regular soda. And you know what would happen? I'd probably have diabetes and I'd weigh 1500 pounds more than I already do, which is already not impressive. You know, and it's like you go through this. This is American Council on Science and Health: In fact, Aspartame, known as NutraSweet and Equal, is safe. Aspartame is one of the most thoroughly tested substances in the U.S. food supply.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Numerous authorities including the Food and Drug Administration, the Joint Expert on Committee on Food Additives, the FAO, W.H.O., the European community and the American Medical Association have concluded that Aspartame is a safe product except for with people who already have a rare genetic condition.

PAT: Okay.

STU: So maybe Glenn has that rare genetic condition that he would have to have from birth to be affected by this.

PAT: Let me ask a question, Stu.

STU: But I'm going to go ahead and say that steel doesn't melt.

PAT: Let me ask you a question. How much did Donald Rumsfeld pay you to say all of that? How much! How much!

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.