AOC's 'Green New Deal' is laughable

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Let's get real here for a minute. Politics and Washington are ridiculous. And blame whatever you want, whether it's social media or the failing mainstream media apparatus, but this country's obsession with everything that goes on in D.C. is just plain stupid. Our own personal business - be that family, work or both - should be what dominates what we think about. It shouldn't be… "oh my gosh did you hear that riveting campaign finance debate on CSPAN last night?"

Now, I HAVE to follow all this crap because of my job, and yes… it can be excruciating. It literally takes years off of your life. There's a reason why every president looks like he's aged 50 years in a span of just 4 or 8. But it goes beyond that. Just look at the media figures that have to cover this junk everyday. Look at a picture of someone you follow in the media today versus just a few years ago. We've all had to deal with medical issues or extreme stress to the point where our appearances become almost unrecognizable to who we were just a short time ago. Politics is quite literally toxic to your health.

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But in all my years of following this stuff, it's rare to see a party, politician or policy devolve in such a way that it becomes a parody of itself. But the Democratic Party is now becoming that. And I'm now thinking that the next few years might actually have the reverse effect on people like myself who have to follow this crap everyday and see it take years off of our lives. Democrats are actually becoming a South Park parody, and the ridiculousness and hilarity of newcomers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are about to Benjamin Button us all back to our twenties and thirties.

Case in point: Ocasio-Cortez finally unveiled to the world - via NPR of course - the contents of her Green New Deal. All the front runner Democrats who will run for president, whether they've read it or not, have already endorsed it. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker… all of them. So what's in it? Oh not much. Allow me to read off some of the highlights. The Green New Deal proposes the following to be completed in ten years or less:

  • A ban on 99% of the cars currently on the road. No biggie. There's only an estimated 270 million registered cars out there. And I'm sure all the 350 million Americans out there live in a place like Manhattan where a car isn't really needed.
  • A ban on all oil, natural gas and nuclear power. That's probably over 90% of how the country gets its energy. There's no plan or mention on how we'd replace it, but screw it!
  • AOC also wants every building in America to be gutted and rebuilt so that they can be outfitted with energy efficient materials. Notice that I said EVERY building. She basically wants the country to be completely torn down and rebuild from the ground up. EASY!
  • A ban on all air travel. Plane rides will be surely missed, but not to fear! AOC has a solution for that. She proposes massive amounts of high speed rail to fill your travel needs. Getting to Hawaii and Europe might be a problem, but details shmetails.
  • The plan also calls for guaranteed jobs, a free house, free education for life, guaranteed income - whether the person has a quote "will to work" or not - and free healthy food for every American.

Now Ocasio-Cortez admits this will be difficult to pull off. She points out the fact that getting to zero emissions will be hard because:

We aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows.

Um… yeah. Do you feel like you're in a South Park episode yet?

Um… yeah. Do you feel like you're in a South Park episode yet?

She also points out that funding for all of this will be hard. The Green New Deal is gonna cost a lot of green. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admits:

Even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.

So no big whoop. Every billionaire and every company in the country couldn't get it done, but the heck with it… we're doing it in 10 years!!!

Ladies and gentlemen I give you the product of a Boston University college education. I propose the Green New Deal should be used as AOC's final term paper. The Board of Education should use this to decertify the school, have it fully demolished, and be replaced by a large 7/11.

So fear not America. For all of those that have felt themselves age or have even gotten sick over following Washington politics for so long, today's new era Democrats have ridden in on their white horses to save us all. The left has become a parody clown show, and the next few years are going to be hilarious.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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