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.

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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