Glenn Beck: TSA story not going away

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GLENN: Here we have the Department of Homeland Security and TSA doing things

in an airport I've never seen before. I mean, if this isn't, if this isn't look,

if you're traveling, you're probably not going to have a problem. You know, it's

you're seeing a lot of stuff on the Internet and hearing a lot of talk on

television about it but I'm not sure what the average person is thinking about

this TSA thing. I think they are thinking, I just want to go home. And so they

are not necessarily people aren't all up in arms about this which in and of

itself is kind of disturbing, I think. Because your Fourth Amendment rights are

being violated. Your body belongs to you. The reason why we can have abortions

now is because your body belongs to you. "It's my body; U.S. out of my uterus."

Well, now you have the TSA, don't worry. Their hands won't be cold. They are

warm from the crotch of the last guy. And the audio from the did you hear the

audio from the you okay, Pat?

PAT: Yeah, yeah. I like that.

GLENN: The audio from the guy who took the video of the kid taking his shirt off

is remarkable. Now, he was in the airport. I think it was in Salt Lake City and

he the father removed this kid's shirt and somebody in line just takes a video

and says, I've never seen anything like this before. Well, he was interviewed

yesterday, and could we see if we can get a hold of him? I'd love to talk to

this guy. The audio is remarkable.

PAT: Yeah, from are you talking about the people in line standing there when

GLENN: Do you have you haven't heard it.

PAT: Apparently not. The only one I've heard is the are the bystanders that

said, "They arrested a kid now?"

GLENN: No, no.

PAT: It's not that?

GLENN: No, this is the TSA coming out and it's on Look for it. The TSA now said what are you going to do with that video? Why did you video? We

want you to remove that video from your phone. He's like, I'm not going to

remove the video. We would like you to delete the video from your phone now,

sir. I'm not going to do that. They finally let him go, he sits down and he sits

down in the waiting area and the TSA, they all come in and they sit behind him.

And he says it was intimidation.

I talked to the judge last night, Judge Napolitano and he said all this stuff he

said, Glenn, all this stuff they can't do. They just can't do. And they are

making up the rules as they go along.

Have you heard what's happening on Wall Street? The government is now going

after Wall Street hedge fund guys. Now, I'm not a fan of hedge funds. I was just

on the air just last week saying how come we're to the going after the hedge

funds? I wonder if we're going after George Soros' hedge funds or if we're just

going after all of George Soros' competitors? But Wall Street is saying you

can't arrest these guys. What are you arresting them for? What they did at the

time they did it, it was legal. And the government is saying, well, it's insider

trading. No, it's not. If that's insider trading, well, then you've got to

arrest everybody: And the problem is that the government is just making up the

rules as they go along now. There's video of TSA at a train station. Guy says,

what are you doing here, to the TSA guy. "Can't tell you that, sir." Well, I've

never seen you guys here before. Now, this isn't a train station. This is like a

commuter train in, like, Phoenix or some place. "What are you, what are you guys

doing here? I've never seen you." "None of your business, sir." "Well, I'd like

to know. Can I contact your supervisor?" "Sure can." "Well, can I get a number

or a name?" "You can call in the phone book, sir." "Well, who are you?" "Can't

tell you that, sir." "You can't give me your name?" "No, sir." "Can I get the

name of your supervisor?" "You can find it in the phone book, sir."

Then the TSA guy takes out a pad and a pen and says, I can take your name and

phone number, though. Why don't you give me your name and phone number? The guy

with the video says, I'm not giving you my name and phone number. To prove the

point, the guy taking the video went over to police and said, "Can I call your

supervisor? Could I what is your name?" "Officer gives the name." "Could I have

the name of your supervisor?" "Absolutely." "Do you have a number?" Officer

takes the card out and gives him a card. That is America. I don't know what this

TSA thing is. And I will tell you that Andy Stern and all his good friends,

Richard Trumka and all these guys are now ratcheting up the TSA, and the TSA is

now being courted by the unions. You know they are trying to unionize TSA and

they are being courted by the unions. "You need representation because people

are starting to treat you poorly. If you don't if people don't take care of you,

if the unions don't stand behind you, who's going to stand behind you?" This is

as much of a play on the TSA as it is on you! Make the people hate the TSA and

then the TSA employees are going to beg for somebody to protect them and

represent them. And they'll run right into the arms of the union.

You know when Barack Obama said he was creating his own private army? We need a

private army just as well funded, just as well equipped. There's a lot of people

saying he was talking about some, I don't know, some diplomatic corps. Uh huh.

Was he now? Some people say that it was AmeriCorps and whatever. It could be. I

don't know what it is. I don't know what the hell this guy is doing. Nobody

does. That's the point. But if you wanted to really have a security force,

wouldn't a unionized TSA under the umbrella of Homeland Security be the best

thing? I mean, why start a whole new security force when you already have one?

It's called the Department of Homeland Security.

By the way, did you see the research that came in on who wrote most of the

PATRIOT Act? Most of the PATRIOT Act was written years before, you know, and

guess who was instrumental in a lot of that? Joe Biden. Remember how fast the

PATRIOT Act happened? And none of us really we were all so spooked because of

that emergency, "Well, yeah, we gotta do it." No, we never had the discussion,

we never read this; wait, wait. I mean, we had the discussion but not like we do

now. Because we were all naive. More in a second.

The great beyond. What does it hide from us? Do unknown lifeforms linger in the dark? In other words, was David Bowie right? Is there life on Mars? The head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department contends that, yes, there is. Well, not that there's life on Mars. I'll explain in just a minute.

In an academic article for the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dr. Avi Loeb, the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department, claimed that an alien probe entered our solar system. He claimed that it is masked as the space rock Oumuamua (Ow-moo-ah-moo-ah), "the first interstellar object to enter our solar system." It turns out that "space rock" is way more than a musical genre.

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In his own words:

Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.

His evidence? pointed to the space rock's abnormal acceleration, activity which he gathered via the Hubble Space Telescope.

He added that "the lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargo between planets."

Sounds a bit like Star Wars, no? Or are you more of a Star Trek fan? Either way, it's an odd thing to hear from the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department. Typically, we hear these sorts of things from the darker corners of the History Channel.

Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

"I don't care what people say," Loeb said. "It doesn't matter to me. I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that's a welcome result as far as I'm concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn't like politics: It is not based on popularity polls."

Honestly, I believe the guy. Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore. Heck, I welcome alien lifeforms. Maybe they can give us some advice on how to get our world together.

The third annual Women's March is approaching, and the movement has shown signs of strife. It's imploding, really. An article in Tablet Magazine revealed deep-seated antisemitism among the co-chairs of the movement, which is funny for a movement that brands itself as a haven of "intersectionality." The examples pile up, and just yesterday there was another. I'll tell you about it in a minute.

The Women's March has been imploding, and it started at the very top. Four women have come to represent the diverse face of the movement, the co-chairs: Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland.

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Increasingly, we've learned that anti-Semitism is common among these women.

Teresa Shook, who founded the Women's March has repeatedly asked them to step down: The co-chairs "have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship," Shook wrote. "But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs."

Tamika Mallory gave us the latest example, by continuing to stand by Louis Farrakhan. Check out Tamika's arrogant, nonsensical response. But the real problem came at the end of Mallory's rambling non-answer.

Women's March Leader Tamika Mallory Doubles Down On Love For Louis Farrakhan

Later this week I'll go over the entire controversy on Glenn TV. It's harrowing, really. For now, I'll leave you with this. Critics of 4th wave feminism have argued that the radical identity politics of the left will lead to the exact kind of mistreatment that feminists claim to be against. That argument has been written off as using the slippery slope fallacy. But, as we see with the Women's March, it is in fact a brutal reality.

Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their "rebuttal" to President Trump's address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.

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A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake.

No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.

A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.

They arrived via chartered jet. They're staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play "Hamilton," where tickets for opening night "ranged from $10 to $5,000," according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.

Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They're in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:

This year's winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!

Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including "R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association."

Donald Jr. said it well:

And of course no one says anything. I'm not even in government and I'd get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won't they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???

Maduro takes office and Venezuelans vote with their feet


Venezuela continues to collapse. A country that used to have the world's largest oil reserves is now in rags. Its money is worthless, with inflation near one million percent. People must work an average of five days at minimum wage just to afford a dozen eggs. But there is one person still pumped about Venezuela's future – its noble president, Nicolas Maduro! I'll tell you why he's still enthusiastic in just a minute…

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had a stellar 2018. Here are some highlights:

  • Running water and electricity only work occasionally and prices for basic goods doubled.
  • Doctors, engineers, oil workers, and electricians fled the country en masse. Over 48,000 teachers also left the country.
  • Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Peru alone.

Maduro created a new digital currency called the "petro." One petro is supposed to equal the price of a barrel of oil, about $60. U.S. Treasury Department officials call the petro a scam. Who could've seen that coming?

Maduro also announced a 3,000 percent minimum-wage hike. Even Ocasio-Cortez might roll her eyes at that one. Or find it inspiring.

And just yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report detailed how Venezuelan intelligence and security forces are arresting and torturing military personnel and their family members who are accused of plotting against Maduro. The torture includes: "brutal beatings, asphyxiation, cutting soles of their feet with a razor blade, electric shocks, food deprivation, [and] forbidding them to go to the bathroom."

It's so bad in Venezuela that even The Washington Post admits Venezuela's problems are mostly due to "failed socialist policies." But President Nicolas Maduro gave a televised New Year's address calling 2019, "the year of new beginnings." He's pumped, you see, because today he will be sworn in for his second six-year term as president. He was "re-elected" last May in an election that the international community declared illegitimate.

Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency.

Maduro doesn't have many friends left at home or abroad. Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency. This week, the U.S. added more Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list.

In a press conference yesterday, Maduro said:

There's a coup against me, led by Washington. I tell our civilians and our military to be ready. Our people will respond.

I think the people of Venezuela who have the means are already responding – by leaving.