Glenn Beck: Food Safety bill?



Glenn Beck is seen here on GlennBeck.TV, a feature available exclusively to Glenn Beck Insider Extreme members. Learn more...


GLENN: I have to apologize to you. Last night I was doing the television show and I had moms from all over the area in the studio audience, and we had a conversation, a long converse afterwards about we were talking about inflation, and I don't know if anybody saw the program last night about inflation and food storage which, I mean, I honestly, I don't know I don't know how long, you know, the TV show can survive with the show that I'm with the show that I'm putting on every day now, and wait until you see next year. I can't imagine how long it can last just because I know what people are going to say about it and I know how the press is going to treat it and I know you know, I have no idea why anybody would watch it because it is so it's becoming more and more radical. For television, I should say. But we're having a conversation and when I asked on television last night about inflation, I asked them, I said, so you're all moms? You go out and you've seen the government says no inflation is happening. And they all laughed. And I said who thinks inflation is happening and who's seen it? And they all raised their hand. So we talked about it after the show a bit, and their concerns are the same as mine. Now, these are just moms who are out, and they're seeing it and they know. And one of them raises their hands and said, Glenn, tell me about the farm bill. And I said, quite honestly I'm looking into the farm bill, I haven't had a chance I don't know how many e mails I have sent off to my research staff: I've got to know about the farm bill, tell me about the farm bill. And I just, I haven't it's my fault. I haven't been on top of this thing because I'm working on 600 other projects. Overwhelm the system, if you will. And I come to you to apologize that I did not pay attention enough to this farm bill and get this research done fast enough, and last night I had our researchers working through the night and got a briefing about, what, 6:30 this morning on it and because last night cloture happened in the Senate. It has already passed the House and it is just, they voted to cut off debate yesterday in the Senate, and it passed with 70 votes in the Senate. It will pass in the Senate. They made some changes to it. It has to come back to the House. This is an extraordinarily, extraordinarily innocuous thousand page bill. It is all full of things that just have to happen just to keep your food safe. "In order to keep you safe, we just have to have a few more regulations, but that's it. Oh, this Death Star is fully operational."

It is something that you could read, and I have not read it but I have in fact, during the show I will get more of the summaries on it. My research staff says, Glenn, it is Cass Sunstein Central, it is completely fine. If you don't look at the government and say that there are revolutionaries in there, if you don't look at the country and say, hey, there's inflation out there, and you trust that everything is great, it's the Homeland Security bill. But there's nothing wrong with Homeland Security, is there? No, this is food patriot bill, that's all this is, the food PATRIOT Act. That's all it is. Aren't you a patriot? Don't you want safe food?

Related: Be Prepared -An Introduction to Food Storage

May I ask, why the rush? Oh, by the way, first of all, I believe, I believe we got healthcare at Christmastime, did we not? We got healthcare at Christmastime. Did we get another one at Christmastime, too?

STU: The light bulb thing.

GLENN: Oh, the light bulb thing happened at Christmastime. And then now our food safety at Christmastime. Did we not get the PATRIOT Act at Christmastime, too, didn't we? Or it was right around the holidays.

PAT: I'll bet it was because it probably took them

GLENN: September 11th, it took them a while.

PAT: Took them a while to get that together and then they probably

GLENN: Or did it take a while? Can you find out when it passed? Did it take them a while?

STU: Yeah, I'm looking at it now.

GLENN: You know, we just thought

PAT: Who wrote the PATRIOT Act?

GLENN: Yeah, could we find that out?

PAT: That happened a little too fast, now that I think of it.

GLENN: Now that I think of it, it did.

PAT: Was that the Apollo Alliance?

GLENN: Seriously let's find out. Because you know who wrote the farm bill, or you know who's funding the farm bill, the major funding behind it is the Pew Center.

STU: What do you mean the funding of the farm bill? What does that mean?

GLENN: The people who are pushing, the real money pushing this thing.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Now, I don't have any evidence that they wrote it or anything else, but that is exactly the way the Tides Center works. They write the bill. These organizations like the Apollo Alliance through the Tides Center, they write the bill and then they give it. So the bill's already done. I'd like to know the origins of this bill. I know the major money behind it is the Pew Center, which is an uber left radical group that has been cleansed that everybody's like, Pew? Oh, just... no, they're just into education. Oh.

STU: Aren't they the polling guys?

GLENN: I don't know if they are the polling guys.

So in this, the reason why they got cloture yesterday was because some of the Republicans were concerned. They were concerned that this might affect your garden at the back of your house or small farms. Because small farmers just can't handle all of this money. So don't worry about that. They have written in there that, okay, small farms and houses aren't going to be affected. Oh, well, I feel so much better. Just like when the president promised that no money would be going for abortions. I feel so much better.

Now, look, here's what I'm telling you. On this farm bill, you can read this bill and if you read it with the eyes of stupid people, if you read it with the eyes of people quite honestly like Orrin Hatch. Orrin, I love ya. You're a good man. But what are you doing anymore? People like Orrin Hatch who will look at this thing and say, "No, well, you know, it's not 1955 anymore. We are not it's not 1975, it's not 1985, it's not 1995." I'm sorry for an outburst on Orrin Hatch, but I just got the list of all the people that voted for cloture yesterday, and he's one of them.

PAT: Maybe you should give him a call and ask him why.

STU: Yeah, yeah, like to hear his case on it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I know his case on this. He's a guy who is still playing the game as if it is as if you can trust everybody. He's a decent man, but unfortunately you're not playing the game against decent people. You are playing a game against radicals! Show me the country that has a safer food supply than us, can you, please? Who has a safer food supply? Is it Sweden? You know what? When we reduce the population of America down to the size of Sweden, we'll get a band of really hot blonds, call them Abba and we can emulate their food supply as well. Won't that be great? 350 million people have to be fed on our food supply. Name the country that has a safer food supply than us.

PAT: I don't think there is anybody.

GLENN: So then why are we why are we panicked on this? Why? Why do we have to do this at Christmas?

PAT: They will tell you the spinach scare, they will tell you the lettuce scare. That's what they'll tell you. That's what they'll tell you.

STU: They've had a decent amount of recalls lately and we need to make sure we improve safety.

GLENN: How about the dog food? How about the dog food that has lead that comes from China?

STU: Yeah, exactly, that's why we need more regulation. We need to make sure that we can check all this stuff.

GLENN: Yes, that's right. How much money is this going to cost? And who pays for it in the end? It's not magical fairy money that shoots out of Geithner's butt. It doesn't exist. So it's passed on to the consumer. You have people that are living on the edge right now, living on the edge. You have seniors that are not going to get a raise in Social Security. You have military who they're now talking about making sure that they don't get a raise, either. The military is the only group of people in this country who are doing their damn job in the government. You name the you name the group of people that are doing their job, in the government that are paid by you and I through tax dollars. Military. That's it. You're kidding me, right? You're going to take these guys, many of them who live on the poverty level already and you're going to have inflation go up, you're going to deny it, which will force their families onto food stamps. Inflation is going up. Then you're going to do something that causes the price of food to go up even faster? What, are you out of your mind? No, no. This is what Stalin did. This is what they all do. This is what FDR did. "Oh, we're going to fix the food thing here in America. You know, there's just too much food." That's why they slaughtered millions of pigs. And then what happened? And then we had a then we had trouble with food. Oh, gee, we can't get any food. People are starving!

Look, if you want to be somebody who agrees and says, you know what, no, it's still 1995, it's still 1985, it's still 1945, it's still 1905, you go right ahead. You go right ahead. I'm not one of them. I'm sorry. There's nothing in this food bill that if you're dealing with Jesus Christ and his disciples as congress and the president, then I'm sure we're fine. I'm sure we're fine. I happen to believe that we're a little farther away from Jesus and a little closer to Beelzebub, and I don't trust them. And I don't want them anywhere near my food supply, thank you very much. This is Cass Sunstein needing new dials. Oh, he'll make sure that you're not eating meat. Remember, he's an animal activist. He will make sure you're not eating meat. How? Well, we'll just make it a little more difficult for the food process to happen with beef. Oh, these slaughter houses need to be cleaned up. Oh, you've got to have more regulation on the slaughter houses. Price of beef goes up! So you're not able to afford beef or chicken.

How many times have we heard about the chicken processing plants and how horrible they are? Well, now, Cass Sunstein can help, a guy who doesn't want you eating chicken! "Oh, well, that's fine. We'll just nudge. We'll nudge. We'll make it a little more expensive."

Gang, please, please. The website GlennBeck.com, all of the information we had on food storage is there. Please.

TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

Tasia Wells/Getty Images for Espolòn

Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

RELATED: John Ziegler isn't buying what Jussie Smollett's selling either

Here are some of the knee-jerk reactions that the media had to this Jessie Smollett hoax, from Insider Edition, CNN, E! News, Headline News, CNBC, TMZ, to name a few:


Montage: Watch the Media Uncritically Accept Another Outlandish 'Hate Crime' youtu.be


And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:



Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

RELATED: 'Arrogant fool' Jim Acosta exposed MSM's dishonest border agenda — again.

The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.