Glenn Beck: Comrade Barack!

GLENN:  You know what, look.  Here's the amazing thing.  I saw an interview with her today and she was like, what?  I've already said Barack Obama will be a great candidate.  He can win.  He can win.  I will win, but he can win, and I'm going to be right behind him if he's -- I bet you are.  I'm going to be right behind him the whole time if he's the candidate.

I don't understand this.  It's not like the guy is even Ted Kennedy.  The guy is a Marxist.  Oh, I'm sorry.  I should -- I should clarify this.  Please, somebody, explain to me how you're not a Marxist when you say things like capital gains.  Capital gains tax has been shown time and time again.  Even your opponent, Mr. Obama, has said that she won't raise the capital gains tax because it has been shown that it hurts revenue when you increase the capital gains tax.  So it will actually hurt the revenue if you raise that.  Will you still raise it?  Answer?  Let me get the exact answer.  I love that.  "I would look at raising the capital gains tax for the purpose of fairness."  For the purpose of fairness?  I'm sorry.

STU:  I just didn't know that Barack Obama, he was always targeting his tax cuts and tax increases in favor of the wealthy because I'm sure he knows that 79% of people who pay capital gains have incomes under $100,000.

GLENN:  Hold on just a second.  Comrade!

STU:  Yes, comrade.  Good day today, isn't it?

GLENN:  Well, kind of iffy.  I mean, looks like Barack Obama, this thing is going to come down -- you know what's amazing, Stu?  This thing is going to come down to a bar fight.  That would be kind of fun to watch, wouldn't it?  Just put the two of them in, just breaking bottles, pshhhh, come on, you want a piece of me!

STU:  Yeah, you could pay per view it, pay down some of the national debt or start some new programs.

GLENN:  Whoa, whoa.

STU:  One of the two.

GLENN:  Wait a minute.  Why don't you charge the people who are not going to watch the pay per view bar fight.

STU:  Yeah, people choosing to pay, what kind of system is that?

GLENN:  You want to watch it, so you pay for it.

STU:  That's ridiculous.

GLENN:  Hello!

STU:  And everyone pays the same price regardless of income?

GLENN:  That's ridiculous.  Why charge everybody $5.95?  There are people watching it who can afford far more than $5.95.  In the interest of fairness.

STU:  Those people want to give that money.

GLENN:  That's right.

STU:  They want to give that money so other people can watch.

GLENN:  They don't even need it.  They don't want it.

STU:  Oh, they hate money.  They think it's icky.  You know your parents used to tell you not to put your hands in your mouth after you hold money.  This is the thing.  It's gross.

GLENN:  You know, here's the thing.  Barack Obama is a damaged candidate.  You know, I said, when was it, a year ago, I said if this guy is who he appears to be, you know, if there aren't actual skeletons in his closet, this guy can sweep.  I don't think the guy can sweep anymore because there's too much out there that, wait, wait, wait, wait, can you just answer this question for me?  Did you hear about him in the Waffle House?  What was the question they asked him on the waffles?  It was -- oh, oh, how is it you want to meet with Iran and Syria but you don't want to meet with Hamas because he blasted Jimmy Carter?  He just looked at the reporter and said, can I eat my pancakes?  I just want my pancakes.  "Okay."  He waits for a while, he's eating the pancakes.  "Okay.  Can you tell me how it is -- " "Can I just eat my pancakes!" "Yes, sir."  And then when he finished the pancakes, he gave extra pancakes to people who couldn't afford pancakes because he clearly didn't want all those pancakes.  He didn't need all those pancakes.  He practically hates pancakes.  So he paid $700 for his stack of pancakes.  He got one.  And then he gave the other pancakes to those who really don't appreciate pancakes.  They used to when they had to work for pancakes but now they're like, pancakes, you can get pancakes any place.  I like that when they come into the pancake house and they're like, pancakes, free pancakes again?  Can't I have anything else but free pancakes?  Hello!

Meanwhile Barack Obama is there at the pancake counter going, how much are the pancakes?  I just had one.  $750 for one pancake?  Jeez, pancakes, could I get a steak with the pancake!  I'm sorry.  I guess maybe it's Tax Freedom Day and maybe that's what it is that's setting me off.  Tax Freedom Day.  This is the day where you are free to now pay for food and gas.  You've worked since the beginning of January.  If you are the average person, you have worked since the beginning of January until today to be able to pay for taxes.  I believe why this is really hacking you off -- Stu, why is this hacking you off?  Why does Tax Freedom Day hack you off?

STU:  Well, because you have to work for four months to earn any money at all.  And then, of course, when you have that money, you spend it on other things that are taxed.

GLENN:  Yeah.

STU:  Or you save it and then your gains will be taxed.  You know, there's a lot of different irritants.

GLENN:  Dan, why are you kind of hacked off at tax day, Tax Freedom Day?

DAN:  I just, same reason as Stu, exactly the same.

GLENN:  So just, you know, just the fact that it's after actual tax day, you know, it falls after actual tax day.  I think we should sink the two and watch it move but here's why it really hacks me off.  If you know who pays taxes and how the taxes are actually paid, you'll know that 50%.  This is a lie to, what, 48% of the population?  So when they say the average person, no, no, not the average person.  Because the average person, 48% doesn't pay any taxes.  They don't pay any tax -- I'm sorry, except for the food tax, sales tax, gas tax, you know, all of the other taxes that you pay, on everything you buy.  Except for those taxes, 48% don't pay it.  It's Tax Freedom Day for a lot of people, but I bet you it's not tax -- well, I know it's not Tax Freedom Day for you, Stu, it's not Tax Freedom Day for you, Dan.  It's probably not Tax Freedom Day for anybody who works for me, not Tax Freedom Day.  I get the extra added benefit of celebrating Tax Freedom Day and Christmas on the same day, which is very, very nice.

STU:  You have to take into account, too, what is it?  Something in the neighborhood of, you know, 30, 40% actually would have their Tax Freedom Day before January 1st because they are actually getting money back.

GLENN:  You get money.

STU:  So you are actually in a way profiting from the government, as bad as that is.

GLENN:  And that goes back to this basic idea of fairness.  He wants to take money not because it's revenue.  This is Marxism.  I've never heard a candidate that had a chance actually espouse Marxism but that's what this guy is doing.  He will not cut the capital gains or leave the capital gains where it is even though it will hurt the economy, even though it will hurt the federal tax revenues, he won't do it because of fairness.  If there isn't something, oh, I don't know, communist Russia about that, I don't know where there is.  I think this guy is damaged goods for the fact that his -- he's exposing himself to enough people.  You know, this guy has not been vetted.  Even the media.  Did anybody see the media last night?  They were doing everything that -- I would flip over to Charlie Rose for, like, 10 seconds.  I was trying to get to sleep, and I flip over to Charlie Rose and he's got some boring suit and it's like, oh, my gosh.  I couldn't find anybody more boring than Charlie Rose, but they found him.  Oh, what a surprise, it's on PBS.  My tax dollars paying for him!

So anyway, this guy gets on and he's like, well, you know, I just think Barack Obama, he's just an exciting candidate and, you know, there's just a lot to be said for Barack Obama and, you know, people just, they're interested in change.  Well, good, because that's all you'll have in your wallet, change.  I think this guy, because of his relationships with people that are not in the mainstream by any stretch of the imagination, the fact that he is the most liberal in congress, I think the Democrats are going to do it to themselves again.  I think the Democrats are going to lose against John McCain.  That's amazing.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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