Glenn Beck: Oscar buzz (zzz)

GLENN: Now I'm a little sleepy today because I was up for the Oscars. I, I can't ‑‑

PAT: Man, I was watching them until 12:30 last night.

GLENN: I watched until ‑‑

PAT: Hoping they would come back for an encore but they didn't.

GLENN: They didn't. I stayed up, too.

PAT: Hacked me off.

GLENN: I couldn't go to bet.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Without nothing who was going to win.

PAT: After that, The Hurt Locker won, you know. So ‑‑

GLENN: I didn't watch a second of them. I don't care. I just have to point out that this is what I tweeted last night because I went upstairs and I was doing some reading and everything and I got online and I saw, oh, it's raining, what was it on the Drudge? Rain in Hollywood. And I'm like, oh, it's raining on their parade. And then, you know, I saw that the best picture, is it going to be Avatar or Hurt Locker? So this is what I tweeted last night. I tweeted, oh, Hollywood, what to do, what to do? An anti‑U.S. human movie versus an anti‑U.S. troops movie. My guess is Hollywood goes with the anti‑U.S. troops movie because the other movie made too much profit.

STU: That's right. You want to take the failure.

GLENN: Hurt Locker.

PAT: You are exactly right.

STU: The financial failure of people that aren't artists don't understand.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That's got to be the choice.

GLENN: Who doesn't want to see Hurt Locker seriously? I mean, besides everybody in America and quite possibly the planet and everybody who's also blue on other planets.

PAT: I watched it four times last night.

STU: Did you really? I'm sure it might be very well done and everything but again, do we really need more antiwar movies?

GLENN: I think we got the point from Hollywood.

STU: I don't think it's possible.

GLENN: Just run the other ones that we haven't watched. Just rename them. We won't go to that one, either.

PAT: How do we know they didn't do that with this? They might have.

GLENN: They could have.

PAT: This might actually be that Tom Cruise movie that failed so badly.

GLENN: I don't know.

PAT: I don't know.

GLENN: It could be. I'm looking forward to it. Now, I did see two movies this weekend. I haven't gone to the movie theater in a long time. I saw two movies this week even. I saw ‑‑ oh, jeez. I don't even know it was a Roman Polanski movie. I was the guy, if you were at the movie theater and it said at the very end, directed by Roman Polanski and you heard a guy go, oh, jeez, that was me.

STU: Glenn Beck supports child molesters.

GLENN: Yeah, I didn't even, I didn't know it was a Roman Polanski movie until then and I saw that and I went, oh, jeez.

STU: You didn't know. That's the excuse of the day, is it, sir?

GLENN: Yeah, it is. It's great.

STU: What movie was it?

GLENN: I don't want to ‑‑

STU: So I can know what one not to go to.

GLENN: Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider. It was great.

STU: Yeah, won't be supporting Roman. I don't care if it's the greatest movie ever created.

GLENN: You've got it in some sort of pirate bootlegged, something like that. I don't know if I bought kiddie porn or what's going to happen now, but it was a great movie. And then the other one I saw was Alice in Wonderland? Classic. That is ‑‑

STU: I can't believe how much money that made.

GLENN: Wizard of Oz classic.

PAT: $116 million, I think?

STU: Yeah.


GLENN: Did you see it?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Did you agree?

PAT: Yes. You know, I'm not a big fan of the ‑‑ I'm not a big fan of the story itself.

GLENN: Neither am I. I thought it actually worked this time. That was the closest I've ever thought that worked.

PAT: Yeah. They did it well. It's really well done.

GLENN: Really well done.

PAT: It was really good.

GLENN: I like Tim Burton but I've never thought he had a commercial hit. I've never looked at Tim Burton and said, oh, that's going to be a great, you know, that, oh, that was a great show, everybody will love it. I always like his vision, but I always think he misses heart. He never connects with the heart. This one he did. It's great.

PAT: Did you see, what was that other one? The Corpse Bride was kind of a hard movie.

GLENN: Oh, I didn't see that one.

PAT: Did you see that one? You might like that one.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, yeah, I did see that one. No, I still thought he missed it.

PAT: Did you?

GLENN: I thought it was close, but he always misses it.

STU: He's had a lot of huge hit movies.

PAT: He has.

GLENN: No, no, but he's never ‑‑ I mean, if you are a fan of Tim Burton, you probably know what I mean. He's ‑‑ I thought the closest he ever came to it was Edward Scissorhands.

STU: All of his movies are Edward Scissorhands, though. All of them are the same.

PAT: They are dark.

GLENN: Yeah, they are. But they don't usually, they just miss the heart just by this much. They just are just slightly off. And ‑‑ but he's ‑‑

PAT: This one had it, though. He did.

GLENN: Oh, it was great.

PAT: Johnny Depp is a tremendous actor.

GLENN: He is the best actor I think of our generation.

PAT: Probably is.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: I don't know.

PAT: It's really good.

GLENN: I hated Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.

STU: Terrible job with that, and that was Tim Burton, too.

PAT: Was that Tim Burton?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

PAT: It was awful.

GLENN: Awful. I couldn't get past, all I wanted to think of the whole time during Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was, hee, hee.

PAT: Oh, Michael Jackson?

GLENN: Michael Jackson chocolate factory.

STU: That is the story. It's a creepy story. But it's a great movie.

GLENN: No, it was creepier.

STU: There's nobody creepier than Gene Wilder in that movie.

GLENN: Oh, no.

STU: That is one of the creepiest roles.

GLENN: Gene Wilder, you never thought about him saying, hey, let's go to the fizzy lift area and maybe you and I... you never thought of that.

STU: I thought of him as bizarrely asexual in that movie.

GLENN: What did you say?

STU: In Gene Wilder. Like he was so weird that the thought of sex had never crossed his mind in his entire life. He could have been a Roman Polanski ‑‑

GLENN: No, it was Michael Jackson.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: I thought he felt like Michael Jackson. Not that I know what Michael Jackson feels like. You know what I mean?

STU: You mean the Peter Pan Michael Jackson or the Peter Pan Michael Jackson? You know what I mean? Like the one that maybe ‑‑

GLENN: What is the difference between Peter ‑‑

PAT: That's horrifying. I don't know what you're saying.

STU: There was the Peter Pan that the sort of ‑‑

PAT: Stu?

STU: Like, he didn't care, he just really loved children? Or that he loved the children?

GLENN: Oh, no, he loved the children.

STU: That's what I'm saying. I never got that from Wilder.

GLENN: Love was a verb, yeah. And I didn't get that from Gene Wilder, you are right. I did get it from Johnny Depp.

STU: Creepy.

GLENN: But this one is great. This one's great. You'll love this.

STU: How ‑‑ this is the biggest, what, biggest opening of all time? Or biggest 3‑D of all time?

PAT: Biggest 3‑D of all time. Biggest march ‑‑

GLENN: Can we stop with the 3‑D thing?

STU: Avatar's the biggest movie of all time and had a bigger opening. But that's pretty significant.

PAT: It won't in the long run but probably, yes, the first night.

GLENN: I don't know, man. I would take my kids to this. You know what?

PAT: It's the biggest movie ever released with the name Alice in the title by far: By far.

STU: Bigger than the Diner series?

PAT: Yes, yes.

GLENN: The ‑‑ I think this has legs to it. I think this is ‑‑ I think this is like Wizard of Oz. This is as classic ‑‑

PAT: You think it might beat Avatar?

GLENN: No.

PAT: It won't beat Avatar.

GLENN: Avatar is PG, or PG‑13.

PAT: And it's over $700 million now, 780 or something? It's ridiculous.

GLENN: I don't know. I was busy watching The Hurt Locker, me and those four other people watching The Hurt Locker. What a stupid ‑‑ did anybody watch ‑‑ did anybody watch the Oscars last night?

STU: I watched a little bit of it, enough to see Kathy Ireland attempt to do interviews which was one of the ‑‑ she's a beautiful woman. Not good at the job she's chosen, been chosen for.

GLENN: They were showing, they were showing some ‑‑ I heard some talk over the weekend, you know, Hollywood is worried if anybody's going to watch the Oscars. Nobody cares. Nobody cares. The only reason to watch the Oscars is to make fun of Hollywood and how out of touch they are. The Hurt Locker? You've got to be kidding me. When everybody's talking about ‑‑ now, I haven't seen Avatar. I just, I have a hard time going for the whole, you know ‑‑

PAT: Anti‑U.S. human thing.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah, yeah. And I think I can go for the anti ‑‑ like I won't see The Hurt Locker because I can't do anti‑U.S. troop thing. Anti‑U.S. human thing I'm just like, whatever. You know, for instance, the movie I saw with, you know, directed by the child molester.

STU: The ghost rider?

GLENN: Ghost rider, you know, it was anti‑waterboarding, it was anti‑CIA, anti‑American. I'm like, whatever.

STU: That just, a lot of that stuff just rolls off the shoulders at this point.

GLENN: Yeah. You are just like, "Of course it is."

PAT: Because every movie is.

GLENN: Every movie.

PAT: Nearly. Not ‑‑

GLENN: I mean, is there anything ‑‑ when do we start to get ‑‑ I think there should be another Hollywood. I think that you could really ‑‑ seriously I think you could get ‑‑ what's the guy's name from Walden Pond that made the Narnia series? What's his name? Anschutz, Phil Anschutz, the guy who said ‑‑ you don't know him? Very, very wealthy, powerful guy who just said, you know, I'm tired of movies always being crap and not having any values. And so I started Walden, is it Walden Media or Walden Pond? Walden Media. And it's made a lot of movies including the Narnia series, really well done movies. I mean, I don't know why there are not more of those. I think if more companies came out and said, hey, we're not going to insult or assault your values or the country, you are not going to have big huge blockbuster global stuff but you'll at least be ‑‑ there are people out there that want good movies that don't suck that, you know, don't assault your values. For instance, Blind Side with what's her name?

STU: Sandra Bullock.

GLENN: Sandra Bullock. She didn't win, did she?

PAT: No, she did.

GLENN: Did she really?

PAT: She really did, yeah.

GLENN: Wait a minute. She was a conservative Christian woman.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: That's unbelievable.

STU: But only in a sea of conservative Christian racists. She overcame the typical conservative racist to ‑‑ she was the only one. All of her friends couldn't believe they would allow a black man into the house. But she overcame it. So she gets the Oscar.

Avenatti arrested: The lawyer now needs a lawyer

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At this point, I think there are about - oh - four thousand potential Democrats that may try and run for president in 2020. But we can probably take one off the list. "The creepy porn lawyer", also known by some as Michael Avenatti, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles. And the reason why he was arrested kind of makes you think there's some kind of invisible force out there that's making sure either irony or maybe even karma is receiving it's daily offering. Michael Avenatti was just arrested for… Domestic Violence.

The alleged victim filed the complaint on Wednesday, but the incidents began on Tuesday. The woman involved is said to have bruising and swelling on her face and was kicked out of Avenatti's Los Angeles area apartment. Avenatti could be heard screaming, "This is BS, this is effing BS! She hit me first!"

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Yeah, I don't think the whole "she hit me first" line is going to be a good strategy to use in court. He might want to revise that… I'm just saying.

You know, I wonder if the media - specifically CNN and MSNBC - are going to be doing any mea culpa's over the next 12 to 24 hours? They basically became Avenatti's PR wing over the past 8 months. From March to May, the two networks had Avenatti on the air over 100 times. He gave 147 interviews on both cable and network TV. MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell actually said quote, "Michael Avenatti is becoming my co-host. I've got to say."

And this was actually before he dragged Julie Swetnick into the limelight to attack Kavanaugh. You know I wonder, will this teach networks like CNN and MSNBC to maybe take a step back on over hyping and exposing every crazy, and even salacious, person or claim that comes out simply because it may be anti-Trump or GOP? Could this be a learning moment? Yeah… probably not, but one can dream.

And speaking of Kavanaugh, I've got to read this twitter exchange between one user and Avenatti on October 5th that said:

Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and it's Michael Avenatti's fault. Seriously.

And then Avenatti replied:

You are right. I should have turned my back on my client. Told her to "shut up" and stay quiet because people like you apparently believe assault victims are to blame. This line of thinking is disgusting and offensive to all survivors.

Well that was then and this is today. Here is Avenatti's statement last night.


Michael Avenatti: 'I Have Never Struck A Woman' | NBC News youtu.be

Umm, in the court of Avenatti, #metoo and public opinion now a days - by the standard that he helped create - is this statement not "disgusting and offensive to all survivors" as he tweeted back in October? Is he not immediately guilty as accused? I wonder if all the men and women screaming at Kavanaugh and GOP Senators in elevators can now see the pandora's box that they wanted opened.

The answer is no… he's NOT guilty as accused. Avenatti is innocent of this crime… UNTIL he's found guilty. We have to presume he's innocent until all evidence comes out proving he's not. That's how this works. Let's lead by example and do something radical here… let's actually wait for all the information and evidence to come out before we convict someone of a crime.

And that right there is the real irony here. Avenatti will get the due process that he deserves, but I doubt neither he - nor anyone screaming for Kavanaugh's head - will realize what happened.

It's been a busy week for former First Ladies, and for current First Lady Melania Trump. It has also been busy for one woman who, twenty-odd years ago, while working at the White House for then-President at the age of 21, shot to fame in the most embarrassing way possible.

Monica Lewinsky has released "The Clinton Affair," a docuseries that premieres this weekend on A&E;, a six-part series examining those cringe-inducing days and months surrounding her affair with Bill Clinton.

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In an article for Vanity Fair early this year, she wrote:

Some closest to me asked why would I want to revisit the most painful and traumatic parts of my life — again. Publicly. On-camera. With no control of how it would be used. A bit of a head-scratcher, as my brother is fond of saying. Do I wish I could erase my years in D.C. from memory, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' style? Well, is the sky blue? But I can't. And in order to move forward in the life I have, I must take risks — both professional and emotional…. An important part of moving forward is excavating, often painfully, what has gone before. When politicians are asked uncomfortable questions, they often duck and dodge by saying, 'That's old news. It's from the past.' Yes. That's exactly where we need to start to heal — with the past. But it's not easy.

She added:

Filming the documentary forced me to acknowledge to myself past behavior that I still regret and feel ashamed of," she explained. "There were many, many moments when I questioned not just the decision to participate, but my sanity itself. Despite all the ways I tried to protect my mental health, it was still challenging. During one therapy session, I told my therapist I was feeling especially depressed. She suggested that sometimes what we experience as depression is actually grief… Yes, it was grief. The process of this docuseries led me to new rooms of shame that I still needed to explore.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton—a man who has been accused of all sorts of terrible things, a close friend of Harvey Weinstein—recently admitted that he didn't feel the need to apologize to Lewinsky. Lewinsky disagrees.

I'm less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him. He would be a better man for it… and we, in turn, a better society.

The #MeToo movement has been a wrecking ball to so many men, yet Bill Clinton, perhaps the most prolific of them all, has escaped unscathed.

One man undoes shocking climate change study because... math

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The left cries "science" about anything they want to consider a settled matter. Those who disagree with the left's climate change narrative question this "science." So, the climate change crowd are branded hysterical tree-huggers, and the anti-climate change crowd are naïve hicks.

The truth about climate change, like the truth when it comes to many issues, probably falls somewhere between the two extremes. But when it comes to climate change, it's hard to have a conversation about the "science" when the scientists running the show are already convinced they're absolutely correct and they have the unquestioning major media to back them up.

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Just two weeks ago, a study published in the scientific journal Nature claimed that the oceans are warming much faster than anyone previously thought. Cue the panic and blame the President! It was a high-profile story splashed across major media outlets who were eager to promote more science that confirms one of the left's fundamental doctrines.

The study claimed ocean temperatures have risen around 60% higher than the estimate by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But Nicholas Lewis, a British mathematician and climate-change critic quickly found a "major problem" with the study's conclusion.

Then yesterday, the two scientists who wrote the study admitted Lewis is right about the mistakes they made in their calculations. Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported. Climate scientist Ralph Keeling, who co-authored the report, says they miscalculated their margin of error – which is 10 to 70% – much larger than they originally thought.

Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported.

A 10 to 70 percent margin of error? I thought this climate change science was absolute. Imagine if your job had a margin of error that generous.

Keeling said:

Our error margins are too big now to really weigh in on the precise amount of warming that's going on in the ocean. We really muffed the error margins.

The whole incident is being laughed off as a minor error. But if it wasn't for some British dude poring over this research in his basement and willing to cry foul, this latest climate change "science" would continue to be broadcast as absolute truth. Just like it always is.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


Ocean Warming Research “Mistake" youtu.be


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, from California, is doing everything she can to make sure she is re-elected in January to her spot as House Speaker.

Reasons Nancy Pelosi could give: Because she led the Democratic caucus for 16 years, and under her the House shifted hands. In fact, she was House Speaker for four years under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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Reason she actually gave: Because she's a woman.

During an interview on CBS Sunday, Pelosi said:

You cannot have the four leaders of Congress [and] the president of the United States, these five people, and not have the voice of women. Especially since women were the majority of the voters, the workers in campaigns, and now part of this glorious victory.

The pink wave, they're calling it. A rise in women politicians, supposedly in reaction to Donald Trump.

Here's the general argument, as described by Politico:

Push her out, and men may take over the party at a time when more than 100 women are heading to Capitol Hill and after female voters have been thoroughly alienated by President Donald Trump. Embrace her, and she'll prioritize legislation empowering women on issues ranging from equal pay to anti-harassment legislation.

Of course, she has a reason to use identity politics instead of merit: There's a concerted effort to have her un-seated.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out. Filemon Vela said:

I am 100% confident we can forge new leadership.

Led by, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), these are the representatives who have openly called for Pelosi's outing: Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL), Seth Moulton (DMA), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Conor Lamb (D-PA), and Filemon Vela (D-TX). Campaign staff for incoming Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Jason Crow (D-CO) have said they won't vote for Pelosi.

If they have a single ounce of dignity left, they won't, at least not just because she is a woman.