Glenn Beck: Gore does 60 min




Al Gore is asked the tough questions on 60 Minutes...

GLENN: Cut 2, please.

STAHL: He hired the agency that made the caveman and talking lizard ads for GEICO to create global warming commercials.

GLENN: Stop. He's going to spend $300 million on global warming commercials. May I ask Lesley Stahl, did they do any homework on who's paying for these commercials? Where did that $300 million come from? Can I ask Lesley Stahl, did she talk to him about the hedge fund that he started with his own money so he's going to profit on this particular cause? He's going to make money? The more people buy into it? It's almost like what he charges ExxonMobil with. It's weird, except that's not a giant corporation. This is a private individual that is personally being called the prophet of it and I'm wondering how you spell prophet, Al Gore.

All right. So he's hired all these people to make commercials.

VOICE: Now, the first thing we run on television... we didn't wait for someone else to storm the beaches of Normandy.

STAHL: The ads will start running this week --

GLENN: Stop. We didn't wait for somebody to storm the beaches of Normandy. I'm sorry. Is he advocating a "Go it alone" policy? I thought a "Go it alone" policy was what's wrong with George W. Bush. We can't go it alone, we shouldn't go it alone. We didn't wait for someone else to storm the -- well, not because of the frickin' liberals and Democrats, I'll tell you that. You can bet that Al Gore and -- that's William Macy, isn't it? Isn't that William H. Macy that's doing that? That's William H. Macy. You can bet that all the Progressives in Hollywood would be screaming that we shouldn't go it alone in Normandy! And here's the other problem. Normandy was Normandy. Normandy, America could go in and take care of it. Of course, we didn't take care of it by ourself, did we? We did it with allies. But even if we did it with allies, it was part of the world against another part of the world. With global warming you can't do that unless you'd like to separate all the airspace with giant walls. No, we can't build any walls or anything in this society, either, because of the Progressives. So I don't know how we're going to keep our air separate from the rest of the planet. I don't know how that's going to happen. I don't know how you go it alone in this particular issue and win because it affects the entire planet and we all have to do it or it's meaningless. We just cripple our economy -- or maybe that's the plan -- we just cripple our economy and not the rest of the world's economy. It doesn't work like Normandy but I know that's probably a little complex for people to understand who are trying to tell us how to regulate global temperatures.

STAHL: The ads will start running this week on the broadcast networks and cable channels in a blitz as sweeping and expensive as a big corporation's rollout of a new product.

VOICE: We can't wait for someone else to solve the global climate crisis. We need to act. We need to act now.

GLENN: Who's paying for it?

GORE: Don't tell me we can't solve this. We can solve this if we put our minds to it.

STAHL: Now, the rest of the future ads are going to stress this bipartisan coalition that's coming together on this.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. What a surprise, a bipartisan effort. Who would have ever guessed that a popular cause where there's profit in front of it and lots and lots of money to be made by gigantic corporations, who would have seen that politicians would line up to help? When there's votes to win or power to be gained? Who would have seen that one coming?

STAHL: Now, with some surprising pairings.

GORE: Yeah, Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, two people who don't agree on much at all are doing an ad together.

STAHL: And several other unlikely couples like pat Robertson and Al Sharpton.

VOICE: We strongly disagree except on one issue. Tell them what it is.

GLENN: Global warming?

SHARPTON: Tell them what it is, Reverend Pat.

ROBERTSON: That would be taking care of our planet.

GLENN: Stop! Play that again. Can you play that last? They all agree on one issue. What was it?

SHARPTON: Tell them what it is, Reverend Pat.

ROBERTSON: That would be taking care of our planet. It's extremely important.

GLENN: Oh, my goodness, taking care of our planet. I thought we were talking about global warming. Oh. Because I disagree with global warming but I agree with taking care of our planet. Who doesn't agree with taking care of our planet? Oh, my gosh! That's like, "You know, Barack Obama and I disagree on many things but when it comes to George Bush, we agree. He should wear shoes. We agree on shoes." Taking care of our planet is not the same as what Al Gore is shopping, but maybe that's just me and a little too deep for the surface reporting you seem to get from 60 Minutes.

GORE: We all share the exact same interests in doing the right thing on this.

GLENN: We do.

GORE: Who are we on human beings? Are we all --

GLENN: We do. We all agree. We have all -- so much to lose if we don't do the right thing. Where we disagree is what the right thing is that we should do.

GORE: Are we destined to destroy this place that we call home, planet Earth? I can't believe that that's our destiny. It is --

GLENN: Stop. Are we destined to do that crazy thing like destroy our planet? I can't believe it. I'm a messenger of hope. Thanks, Al. I don't believe we're the ones to do that, either. I guess we agree on taking care of the planet.

GORE: Not our destiny, but we have to awaken to the moral duty that we have to do the right thing and --

GLENN: Stop. So now it's the moral duty. I'm sorry. I thought the moral majority was a bad thing. Now he wants to teach us about morals. Now it has gone from something that people like me have called a religious cult for a while to a cult of celebrity, back to a religious cult because now they are getting all these religions in. Oh, yes, the religions. We need to get -- it's a moral imperative. You're a bad person. God sees you as violating his commandments and his covenants if you don't do this. You have Al Gore teaching you about the moral imperative. Isn't that fascinating, from people who have hated the moral majority, who have said you've got to get religion out of politics. Now they're going too religion, to save something that's surely not a political move. It's global warming that's our moral imperative. The most important thing morally we've had to face in this, at least in this generation maybe of all time.

GORE: And get out of this silly political game-playing. This is about survival.

GLENN: This is about survival. It's about survival. Really? All of the ideas that they have proposed, Stu, will buy us in 100 years, how much will it buy us?

STU: Well, it depends on which, you know, one of the idiotic programs you're talking about but typically in 100 years it will buy us about a year, give or take if we're talking about Kyoto, that sort of thing. It's a year or two in about 100 years.

GLENN: So it's about survival. No, it's not going to save the human race if this is happening. It will buy us a couple of years. So that's what we're really talking about. Politicians working together, taking care of our planet, to do the right thing. Let me ask you something, Al. Who are you to decide what the right thing is? The people have decided what the right thing is. They believe in it. They just don't believe we can do anything to really effect it or change it in a sensible way. That's why you're mounting a $300 million ad campaign. $300 million ad campaign. Wow, that's a lot of money. I wish 60 Minutes would have told us where that money was coming from but we'll save that for another journalist some other time, maybe 100 years in the future.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.