Financial crisis? What crisis? Obama spending $2 billion to visit Mumbai

UPDATE:  These numberss, originally reported by an Indian news agency, are now being disputed by multiple media outlets. The correct numbers are unclear but will be updated once the information becomes available.

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GLENN: There's something else wrong. This New Delhi trip really, really bothers me. Not in the way that it's just costing $2 billion for ten days so he can see the Festival of Lights.

PAT: That part bothers me. I'm bothered by that.

GLENN: $2 billion so the president can go to New Delhi.

PAT: We know the president needs security and they're renting out the Taj Mahal hotel and if that's what you need to do for security, but why do it in the first place?

GLENN: Why does he have to go there?

PAT: Is there an international crisis? You can bring all of India to Washington for less than $2 billion.

STU: Gotomeeting.com is something I have heard of.

GLENN: Seriously why are we going? The only answer I get is that he wants to see the Festival of Lights. No, it's $2 billion. We have 34 warships. Have you seen this? I mean, we have the president of the United States riding around on a girl's bike with a pink helmet on and now in New Delhi, they have decided to remove all of the coconuts from the trees in case one falls from the tree and hits him in the head.

PAT: Can't he wear his pink helmet?

GLENN: Let him wear his pink helmet. I'm telling you, there's something wrong with this trip. I never seen have you ever seen the president ever seen the president go over for a vacation where you needed 34 warships?

STU: It's not really a vacation. He has to have some meetings scheduled or something.

GLENN: I'm sure he has meetings. What?

STU: They're a big trade partner.

GLENN: It sure is. What?

STU: I don't know the details of his schedule.

GLENN: $2 billion.

STU: That's a lot of money.

GLENN: Remember when a billion was a lot of money? $2 billion, 34 warships. We are sending. He's traveling with 3,000 people. I went on vacation in a town of 1,600. I could have taken two of the towns I went on vacation with in the mountains, two Driggs, Idaho and I could have taken them on a plane and gone to India and I could have done it for less than $2 billion.

STU: $2 billion, jeez, that's over a day of quantitative easing we could have for that. That's an entire day.

GLENN: Seriously? I want an answer. What are we going over for?

STU: Yeah, I don't know. And that's the

GLENN: Jeff is in the back and said it's our relationship. It's called the phone.

STU: Tweet them.

GLENN: There's no reason. Are you kidding me? When did we have a complete lack of common sense? Here when my first daughter was born, I was very poor and so were my parents, and when Mary was born, she had complications. She was born with cerebral palsy and she was having strokes and freaking out. Well, my folks could not afford I couldn't afford to send them to bring them down and they couldn't afford to close the Bakery, but they did. Why? Because their children were in crisis. Now it took them a long time to be able to make that back up. They did it because their children were in crisis. So Sometimes you spend $2 billion. This isn't one of those times.

STU: What's so important?

GLENN: What's so important that we're spending $2 billion and I will tell you something else, risking the president's life. This is not a safe part of the world. The reason why we have 34 warships there is because this is not a safe part of the world.

PAT: Anybody remember what happened in Mumbai two years ago with the terrorist?

GLENN: I would like a security expert to tell me the risk of the president's life. First of all, if you have to have 34 warships, is there anyone I know the Secret Service, I know the Secret Service, I know these people, there is no way the Secret Service is saying this is a cool trip. Will anyone verify with the secret Service? Is the Secret Service totally cool with this, are they? The protectors of the president, you can't tell me the secret service is saying, yeah, Mr. President this is no big deal. If they have 34 warships going and they're totally cool with it, if there is no threat to the president, can we scale back it the 34 warships? But I can tell you that they take their charge very seriously as does the military. There's no way they're going to go in some place with, A, too much stuff. I mean, you want to talk about I mean, this is P. Diddy with $2 billion. You want to talk about an entourage. That's something the entire world sees. There's no way, well I was going to say protocol in this office, they could be like hey, you know what tell them a joke how dumb Indians are and they're running slurpy stores. Yeah, from Joe Biden. This audience knows clearly how bad the protocol office is so maybe they don't notice. It will be cool. We'll roll in with 34 warships and people will think that's cool. They're taking coconuts down for us. I don't think so. The world will notice this and it's grotesque in its nature unless it's needed. I believe it's needed which brings us back to the original question, why are we going?

STU: They had a terror threat there very recently. We just had a bomb that was disarmed 17 minutes before it was supposed to explode. There's a lot of action out there.

PAT: May I bring up the most important issue, global warming. 34 warships. He is flying by helicopter Marine One from the city airport to the Indian Navy's Helibase and from there, he drives down in a Lincoln Continental, the presidential limousine.

GLENN: It's not a Continental, it's a Cadillac.

PAT: Two jets armed and a fleet of over 40 vehicles will be part of the convoy. Global warming.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. That's his convoy. Hang on just a second. 40 cars is his convoy. You don't get 3,000 guests into 40 cars.

PAT: That's true. They said around 800 rooms have been booked for the president and his entourage.

STU: You don't put 3,000 people in 800 rooms unless people are bunking up.

GLENN: What am I missing here?

STU: There's a huge global conference going on there, you would understand to some degree.

GLENN: No, if we were saying, we're going to launch the new world order in India, then maybe he has to attend.

STU: I know all the international groups, they have big conferences and you expect them to go. Really what is the big event? I'm sure he's got stuff planned over there. There's nothing on that scale.

GLENN: Security drills have been carried out at the hotel where the president will visit. Really, really? Have they? Have they changed the security procedures? They're doing drills. Let's good. Let's educate everybody. We've done the drills all right. Have they changed the itinerary from the other three times he was supposed to go? Have they changed it up at all? Have they done any of it? What did you say, Jeffy?

JEFFY: Of course they have, he's the president.

GLENN: Somebody in the press should ask. Somebody in the press should ask. They won't answer my questions. Somebody should ask. Why is the president of the United States spending $2 million going into this much risk.

STU: 2 billion.

GLENN: I'm sorry, $2 billion going to this much risk, why are we jeopardizing the safety of the president of the United States? And I see how much money we are spending. If he's not at risk, why are you spending it is? If he is at risk, why is he going? Why? The festival of Lights. The press is fine and comfortable with what the president says. He wants to experience the Festival of Lights. Let them eat cake.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

RELATED: CLOSER LOOK: Who is Rep. Ilhan Omar?

You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


CAIR-Chicago 15th Annual Banquet: Rashida Tlaib youtu.be


It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

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By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.