‘IT’S ALL A SHAM’: Why Buttigieg & FEMA are DITCHING Ohio

‘IT’S ALL A SHAM’: Why Buttigieg & FEMA are DITCHING Ohio

The recent train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio caused intense health and environmental concerns thanks to the massive leaking of toxic chemicals. But, yet, the Biden administration’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is nowhere to be seen. AND, as Glenn details in this clip, FEMA just denied assistance to the Ohio town as well. But since when has FEMA turned down the chance to take control of a town, Glenn asks. In this clip, Glenn explains why he believes the left are ABANDONING Ohio: ‘It’s ALL A SHAM.’


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GLENN: All right. So, Stu, help me make sense of this story.

STU: Uh-huh

GLENN: Republican governor Mike dewine said, he's not seen secretary of transportation Pete Buttigieg, at all.

At all. Now, I'm sure he's seen him on TV. I'm not talking about Ohio. I'm sure he's seen him, you know, at some point, at his life, maybe.

But since the train derailment, nothing.

STU: I mean, he probably saw him on TV, talking about how there weren't enough black people in construction jobs. He saw that. That's an important thing to talk about.

GLENN: Liar. What a liar!

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Anyway, and then yesterday, the Biden -- I read this verbatim. The Biden administration has turned down Republican Ohio governor Mike HEP Dewine's request for federal disaster assistance, for the train derailment.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, otherwise known as FEMA. Have you ever heard of them?

STU: I have heard of them, yeah. Too many white people working there too.

They say that Ohio is not eligible to receive assistance. Because the incident didn't classify as a natural -- as a national disaster. The rejection came nearly two weeks after the Norfolk Southern train. Which carried harmful chemicals derailed. 2,000 residents were evacuated.

Blah, blah, blah.

FEMA classifies a national disaster declaration as when there is property damage caused by a tornado, flood, hurricane, or earthquake.

The state currently does not have any associated costs that could demonstrate to FEMA to be able to get a disaster declaration.

Bras the train cars didn't cause any power outages, block any roads, or impede resident's property.

That's a quote from FEMA.

STU: Didn't impede resident's property. I mean, they had to evacuate. They are just saying, everything is fine. Right. That's their claim.

GLENN: You can go back there. You can go back.

STU: Just check it out.

GLENN: Just check it out. We're not saying. Do you get your vax. If you got your vax.

STU: Did the vaccine work for this too? For train derailments?

GLENN: I don't know that. But I just don't want them to go back, if they haven't had their vaccine, you know what I mean? But if you've had your vaccine, go back in. You're fine. You're good.

The federal government has nothing to do with your puny, little life there. What?

Train, big toxic clouds.

STU: Is it just -- are they trying to say, it's just not FEMA's purview. I mean, if we had a chemical fire somewhere.

GLENN: Tell me the time that FEMA has not champed at the bit, to come into your community to take over.

STU: Right.

GLENN: I can't think of one.

STU: But their lying there, seems to be, it's not a natural disaster. And we only deal with natural disasters.

Is there another government agency? Another alphabet collection of letters that's supposed to come in and deal with chemical accidents? The EPA?

GLENN: Well, the EPA is there.

STU: Are they helping the people?

GLENN: What they're trying.

Oh, yes, they are. They're saying, come on back in. Everything is fine.

Come into the water. Just, take a net, scoop all those dead fish, off of the surface of the water. They died from something else, I'm sure.

STU: Right. Some of them seem to sprout wings and fly off of your property. Just scoop them up. They're dead now.

GLENN: And if you don't scoop them up, they'll grow feet.

STU: You don't want the fish feet. No, fish feet around your property will lower property values. Your Zillow thing is going to go through the floor.

GLENN: Now, let me give you this story from the New York Times.

By the way, I'm leading someplace, and it's -- it's a happy place.

STU: Is it fish feet? Does this all come back to fish feet?

GLENN: Well, so here's the headline from the New York Times. Now, listen to this story. Chernobyl 2.0. Ohio train derailment spurs wild speculation. So this story is about the conspiracy theories, that are coming from --

STU: Conservatives.

GLENN: Yeah. Conservatives. Yes.

STU: So wait a minute. We finally found an ecological issue that the New York Times is downplaying?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: There finally is one? Every time there is an oil spill of like three drops, they all -- they send like 12 reporters from the scene, and any bird that has any oil on their feathers. There is a snowstorm, and it is because of your hair spray.

All right. Since a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Ohio, nearly two weeks ago, writes the New York Times, residents have feared for their safety.

A controlled burn of toxic materials, has filled the air, and covered surface waters with soil -- and soil with chemicals.

Dead fish that floated in nearby creeks. And an unnerving aroma has lingered in the air. Okay.

STU: This is a lot of -- this is a lot of evidence.

GLENN: But for many commentators, from across the political spectrum. The speculation has gone far beyond known facts.

Right-wing commentators have been particularly critical, using the crisis, to HEP sow distrust about government agencies. And suggest that damage could be irreparable.

You mean like, we have to act on global warming, and completely destroy all of any kind of modern living, and eat bugs? Within the next ten years?

Or the earth will be destroyed forever?

You mean that kind of irreparable?

On social media, like Twitter and telegram, commentators have called the situation, the largest environmental disaster in history. Or simple --icismy Chernobyl 2.0. Invoking the 1986 nuclear disaster.

By the way, let's go back and see how the press reacted to the Three Mile Island accident. Remember?

That was the greatest nuclear meltdown of all -- no. Nope.

Nothing was measured in the air. Nothing. Nothing.

STU: Yeah. The worst side effects of that incident were the equivalent of a full set of chess x-rays.

GLENN: Correct. And that, they made in -- they stopped nuclear energy.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Because of that.

STU: And arguably caused day -- if you want to believe their narrative, or at least their outcomes. They're not going to give this narrative. But arguably caused the problems that we had with global warming today. Right?

They shut down the nuclear industries, so we had to go to other --

GLENN: Stay on fossil fuels.

STU: Fossil fuels.

And in their world, this is what has caused all the problems.

Which, by the way, which means they caused all the problems.

GLENN: Well, isn't that what progressivism worked?

They caused the problems, and then tried to fix the problems they caused. Which causes more problems, which they then try to fix those problems.

It's a never-ending series, chain of events.

They warned, they said, they warned, that vital water reservoirs, serving states downriver could be badly contaminated.

Key word there, could.

And they suggested that the authorities, railroad companies, and mainstream news media were purposely obscuring the full toll of the crisis. Right.

Because when have you ever done that, mainstream media. Government.

Or railroad companies.

STU: You've already had several bits of information that have come out, that different chemicals were on board, that we didn't know about initially.

There were more effects than we thought. Of course, they're going to speculate, that there was more than they told us.

GLENN: Stu, please read the New York Times.

STU: I've read the New York Times. And the New York Times, every time there's any sort of chemical that leaks anywhere on the planet, they say it's going to be a catastrophe. This is the entire papers. Is basically based on someone dripped some chemical 3,000 miles away.

GLENN: But those were disasters. This is not.

Listen --

STU: This is fine.

GLENN: Since then the EPA has said air quality has returned to safe levels. Residents have been allowed to return.

Yeah. A chemical order lingers, because people can smell the contaminants, even when they are far below hazardous concentrations. This is all according to the EPA.

That's what it says right here.

Water testing found no indication of risk to public water systems so far, the EPA said.

Through private -- though private wells should be tested, but the public water, fine. The private water we're not sure.

Utilities drawing from the Ohio river were taking precautions at least one company said.

At town hall meetings on Wednesday, frustrated residents, pressed officials for assurances that the air and water were safe.

Experts urged caution as they assessed the long-term consequences. Warning that airborne contaminants, settle on to surfaces. Seep into wells, and migrate through cracks and basements to homes.

Yet, influencers and right-wing commentators were quick to draw the conclusion of their own, theorizing about the extent of damage in and the federal response, which they say, have amounted to an extensive cover-up.

STU: This makes no sense. How could the New York Times take that side of the story?

There's a good argument to be made. This happens a lot. You have an accident like this. And it's a pretty natural series of events. That people who live close by. They are pretty worried about it. Because they can smell stuff in the air, and they're worried about what's going on with their water. They are worried if their children are going to die or develop cancer next week.

All really rational fears. And then maybe some scientific experts come in and say, we don't think it's a risk.

When that series of events occurs. The New York Times always sides with the families.

Always sides against the companies. Always says, actually, we found some person, this one random person, who has this effect.

It's not proven to be connected. But we're going to say it's connected anyway.

They always, always side with the freaking out side of this this argument. And for this one side. This one incident, they're all of a sudden, on board, with it don't go going on.

Seriously, isn't this weird? Seriously, isn't this weird?

GLENN: No. You have no -- you have no example of that. Let me give you -- let me give you an unrelated story.

Headline, Russian pipeline leaks spark climate fears, as huge volumes of methane spew into the atmosphere.

STU: Every time.

GLENN: What is methane?

That is natural gas. Natural gas. Key word, natural. Okay?

It seeps out into the atmosphere all the time. Because it's coming from the earth, and it's natural gas.

Not man made chemicals, that are not meant to burn, that they just set on fire.
No, no, no. This is natural gas. They call it methane, which is also what comes out of the butt and the mouth of a cow, that they say, God created all of this. This is a master plan.

This is an incredible thing.

But what he didn't know, is that he actually created animals, that live on the planet, that spew a toxic chemical that will make their entire planet die!

That's what -- yeah. Yeah. Well, if you don't believe in God, you believe in -- you know, natural evolution.

Well, if the cow and the farts from animals, is toxic to the planet. Well, evolution will figure that out.

No, no, no. No.

Methane, natural. Natural. Not chemicals in the sky.

Again, used, made for World War I, setting those on fire. No. It's not a problem.

Climate scientists acknowledge that it's hard to accurately quantify the exact size of the emissions. And say leaks. Are, quote, a wee bubble in the ocean, compared to the massive amounts of methane emitted around the world every day.

Nonetheless, environmental campaigners argue the incident reaffirms the risk of sabotage or accident makes fossil fuel infrastructure, a ticking time bomb.


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GLENN: Okay. So let me tell you exactly what I I think is going on. These people do not care about the things they say they care about. It's all a sham. It's all a sham.

This whole global warming thing. Look, at first it was global -- no. First it was global ice age coming. When I was growing up.

It was an ice age. Then it was global warming.

Now it's global climate change, because it's going different ways. Okay?

Now you can't predict it. But they were absolutely sure you could predict it, just a few years ago. That it was going to be warming. Now, we can't predict it. But we can predict, that will it will be unpredictable.

Oh, okay.

It's a sham.

Now, I believe climate is always changing. We may be in a new period, but all the rest of it is bullcrap for control.

Otherwise, they would care about this just as much as they care about everything else. But see, this one has politics involved. This is a red state.

This is a state where they don't care about. They'll rush FEMA any place. Any place.

Well, not to the border here, where we're being overrun. Not to Ohio. Where the skies are on fire.

No, no, no, no. These people honestly don't care about any human condition, except for their condition of power.

Why Conservatives Need 'Indoctrination Centers' | Liz Wheeler | The Glenn Beck Podcast | Ep 196

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Liz Wheeler, host of “The Liz Wheeler Show,” wants everyone to know that our children are being attacked by “forces of Marxism.” It’s NOT an exaggeration, and her new book, “Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America’s Kids,” shows exactly how the far Left has the nation’s youngest citizens in its crosshairs — especially within America’s public schools. In this episode of “The Glenn Beck Podcast,” Wheeler joins Glenn to outline exactly where these attacks are taking place. Plus, they discuss why Planned Parenthood recently has become a major force in the trans rights movement, the woke villainization of white, Christian men, and the biggest misconceptions regarding AI (artificial intelligence).

The DUMBEST Takes on the Border Crisis Glenn Has Ever Heard | Glenn TV | Ep 308

The DUMBEST Takes on the Border Crisis Glenn Has Ever Heard | Glenn TV | Ep 308

Multiple Democratic officials are speaking out after their policies have destroyed their cities. Is sanity finally coming back to America? On today’s Friday Exclusive, Glenn reacts to the sudden shift in Democrats' view on illegal immigration, even though some mainstream politicians are still holding firm. Also, Glenn responds to a Texas House member who claimed that Biden’s only crime is ‘loving his son.’ Next, Glenn explains how sinking the lifeboat will cause more tragedy than safety. Lastly, Glenn reacts to a shocking clip of a British official coming out against multiculturalism and a Polish official defending his anti-illegal immigration stance.

GOP & Fox News Are DEAD: Glenn Beck Reacts to 'WORST' Presidential Debate | Glenn TV | Ep 307

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Were there ANY winners at the second GOP presidential debate hosted by Fox Business and Univision? Glenn calls it “the worst debate of my lifetime” and reveals who was the REAL loser. BlazeTV hosts Stu Burguiere, Steve Deace, and Pay Gray join with their raw reactions to candidates North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and former Vice President Mike Pence. All hosts agree the candidates failed to provide the conservative base with a real conversation, especially since many of the questions could have been asked by MSNBC. They also address the bizarre appearance of Fox moderator Dana Perino introducing Hillary Clinton at a recent Clinton Global Initiative Event. And what about the elephant NOT in the room? Was Donald Trump, who chose striking UAW workers over debating candidates, the only winner? With the leading GOP candidate facing 91 felony indictments, Steve Deace says, “This is how we do assassination in America today" and that it’s vital we choose a strong second-place nominee … FAST.

THESE are the parts of the government Glenn would LOVE to SHUT DOWN

THESE are the parts of the government Glenn would LOVE to SHUT DOWN

The United States is once again on the verge of a government shutdown, but should Congress cave and pass a continuing resolution to spend a lot more money and save us all ... or do we not need saving? Glenn reviews what would actually happen under a government shutdown and which agencies we should probably shut down anyways. Maybe we need "15 Days to Slow the Spending."


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GLENN: All right. So here's what we have to do this weekend, beginning tonight at midnight, if we don't sign the CR, and continuing resolution, which will give just a buttload of money. Just keep spending, exactly like you were spending last year, and no real accountability for any of it.

And we have to add some more for a war.

If we don't sign that by tonight, we have to shut the government down. Pat Gray is joining us.

What will you do as of 12:01, tonight.

PAT: Well, Stu gave me a suggestion. Because I was confused what I would do when I came in. What am I going to do? What was your suggestion that I should do? Now, this is in the eventuality, of a government shutdown.

GLENN: Okay. Are you well read enough, to give a recommendation?

STU: I mean, I would be concerned if I was going to be held to some legal standard.

GLENN: Right. Because you're not not an expert.

STU: I'm not an expert. But I was thinking you could continue living your life exactly the same way.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Oh. Well, that's weird. What about the catastrophe that is -- what about that?

STU: Yeah. You would -- in this particular scenario. It's a fictional scenario, at some level.

GLENN: Okay. You're not a doctor. I think this is dangerous.

STU: What were the things you were going to do?

PAT: Do those things.

STU: The things you weren't going to do, don't do those.

PAT: It's crazy talk.

GLENN: All right. Hang on a second. Here's what's going to happen. Here's what's going to happen, okay? This is from the O and B. The Office of Management & Budget.

And they have now released the contingency plan.

So here's what's going to happen.

Now, please don't panic.

But economic indicators like the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs report could -- could be delayed. This month.

PAT: Don't say that.


The federal mediation and conciliation service, which is charged with promoting labor management cooperation.

PAT: They'll still have that, right?

GLENN: Well, yes. Yes.

PAT: Good.

GLENN: However, they would have to cut back in its -- they won't close. But they'll have to cut back in some of the things they do.

And this all amid the strike with the auto workers.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: What are the unions and the -- and the -- you know, the plants going to do? Without federal officials. They'll never be able to do anything.

PAT: No, they won't.

STU: And the thing is, we're so a used to high efficiency from the government. That when you lose that -- society --

PAT: It all goes sideways.

GLENN: Time to throw everyone a bone here, so you don't panic. The Federal Reserve activity will be unaffected. So they can still raise the interest rates on November 1st, no matter what happens.

PAT: Good.

STU: Great.

GLENN: The Federal Trade Commission, however, would stop the vast bulk of its competition and consumer protection investigation.

PAT: You can't be serious.

GLENN: I am serious.

They have -- the vast bulk of them, would just stop.

STU: So some of them would continue?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: But the vast bulk of them -- what percentage does that translate to?

GLENN: Don't know. Vast bulk.

This is from the O&B.

The Security and Exchange Commission, will not review or improve registrations from investment advisers, broker dealers, transfer agents, rating organizations. Investment companies. And municipal advisers.

They're not going to be able to -- if you try to register --

PAT: At the SECC.

GLENN: You won't -- you won't be able to do it.

STU: What is that? For a new fund? Or something? New rating. A two-week process probably?

PAT: What about the FDIC? Do you have information on the FDIC?

GLENN: No, they still do not have all of the -- they're scrambling for this information.

STU: They didn't see this coming.

GLENN: Now, again, to give you some good news.

The IRS has not released this plan for the potential shutdown. However, previous plans have said that the IRS would use funds from Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act.

STU: Oh, good.

GLENN: To keep employees paid and working.

PAT: Thank heaven.

GLENN: And the union representing the IRS workers are saying, new plans are being discussed, that would involve some furloughs. However, businesses and individuals, who requested that six-month extension for your tax return in April. You will still be required to file by April 16.

PAT: Well, of course, you would.

STU: Yeah. By what date? October 16th. I was going to say, I thought I had more time.

GLENN: Yeah. Emergency relief is going to be a problem. A shutdown would create increased risk, that FEMA, their relief funds, could be depleted.

So there's a risk, that their funds could be depleted. If large additional catastrophic disasters occur. During the shutdown.

STU: Now, of course, they would very easily pass funding for that almost immediately. But still, we should deny that that would happen.

We will deny that any of these people will get their money afterward.

We all know they will retroactively pay off all of this stuff anyway. It will be a vacation for many people.

PAT: They've already done that. For many people. So, yeah. Sure.

GLENN: For those of you concerned about, hey. What about my energy?

What about the environment?

This is what this Draconian shutdown is going to do.

PAT: Thank you, Republicans.

GLENN: The interior department, which does all of the designing for the Capitol building, and the interiors, and pick out the drapes.

Oh, no. Apparently, it doesn't do that. The department of interior, will retain limited discretion to use permits for energy projects on federal lands and waters, when user fees are attached.

So they'll -- they'll retain just limited discretion, to issue those permits. You know, for drilling, and things like that.

PAT: They don't have full discretion.

GLENN: No. Not during a shutdown.

PAT: During a shutdown. Oh, no.

GLENN: A funding lapse would paralyze -- to develop would require environmental analysis for all energy projects. Highways. And other infrastructure.

The EPA, may be able to continue some IRA-funded activities.

As well as other attempted works such as settlement-funded cleanup at some Superfund sites.

PAT: Let's hope that is the case.

GLENN: Now. The White House is warning, most EPA led inspections at hazardous waste sites, as well as drinking water at chemical facilities, it's got to stop.

PAT: Oh, wow.

GLENN: So your drinking water. Could go completely -- it will stop.

PAT: It will turn to mud this weekend.

GLENN: Well, by Sunday. Maybe Monday.

The Energy Information Administration, which publishes snapshots of the US oil inventory.

It will continue to collect and publish data on schedule. But they say, at least initially.

At least initially. Our nuke sites are going to be maintained. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, however, will stop all licensing of new nuclear facilities.

PAT: Oh, there's so many of those going up too.

Because, I mean, we did the last one in 1978. And bang.

GLENN: This is going to stop.

PAT: Well, there's no new ones.

GLENN: But it will stop.

STU: This was the week. This was the week it would happen.

PAT: And now, thanks to you, MAGA Republicans.

GLENN: Right. Now transportation and travel.

Travelers could face delays as air traffic controllers and transportation security administration officers.

PAT: That will continue.

GLENN: Will be working without pay.

PAT: But without pay.

GLENN: Yeah. So people will --

PAT: I mean, they really are not. They will be paid. Just maybe not time.

GLENN: Right. Which is a hassle.

PAT: It is a hassle. I won't deny that.

GLENN: It is a hassle. However, Amtrak, they will keep transporting those 12 passengers. They will just keep going.

PAT: Is Ange going to continue to tell stories, about how many miles Joe Biden has traveled on the train.

Will he be there? Even in death, as he was when he told the story to Joe Biden?

GLENN: I don't know.

Now, passport and Visas will still be issued.

PAT: I thought those would be delayed. But they're not going to?

GLENN: Efforts to defend the nation and conduct ongoing military operations, will continue.

PAT: Right.

STU: That's good.

GLENN: Burials and tours, at Arlington National Cemetery would continue.

STU: Did anybody doubt, they would stop burying the bodies.

They'll just pile up, until we open up the government.

GLENN: COVID-19, response research including vaccine and therapeutic development by the US government will continue.

PAT: Will continue.

GLENN: The National Institute of Health, might have to postpone clinical trials for diseases like cancer or Alzheimer's, according to the White House. So this may throw him from solving cancer.

We were so close to him coming through with his promise of curing cancer, but it's the damn Republicans.

STU: We can actually check that at any point. If you go to, HasJoeBidenCuredCancer.com.

GLENN: Can you check that real quick? We're really close.

STU: Has Joe Biden cured cancer?

No. Cancer still exists as of today.

GLENN: Food stamps for low income people. The disabled, and others could be delayed.

There's no excuse for that. There's no excuse for that.

That is just to trot out the downtrodden.

The people that just say, look at what's happening. If the IRS can stay open, food stamps can stay open. Social Security checks will be delivered. Applications for benefits processed. However, people will not be able to verify benefits or replace cards.

Most national parks will be closed. The Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art may close.

PAT: Don't say that.

GLENN: Cemeteries. Monuments. Visitor centers. Worldwide housed under the American Battle Monuments submission, will close.

STU: So are they -- and you said the national parks will close.

That means that many of these open field areas, will -- will not be opened?

GLENN: Yeah. They will -- they will build some fences around those things.

STU: Are they -- we don't seem capable of building fences.

GLENN: They're closed.

But I will tell you, you know they're big on the blue.

They will just be -- I make sure you're out there.

And you enforce that law.

You have somebody coming into the national park.

We don't have bathrooms that are open.

No. What are they going to do, poop in the woods, what kind of animals do you think we are?

PAT: Well, we're animals that poop.

STU: Sometimes -- sometimes that works. At least for many, many centuries.

The Capitol Police will not get paid under this.

PAT: What!

STU: They will -- they will --

PAT: They're under assault again. Just as they were during the insurrection.

STU: By the same people. The extreme MAGA Republicans.

PAT: You're exactly right.

By the same people.

STU: Now they'll get their number later. But for now, they won't get paid.

Except, for them. Unlike thousands and thousands of other federal workers, they actually will still have to do a job.

Most of the federal workers that will get all their money and then not have to do their job for however long this takes.

Which is a terrible, terrible --

GLENN: Just -- I -- I am in. I am in.

I mean, I think we should take a vote, who wants to open it back up?

I think 15 days, to slow the curve of spending. Fifteen days. Let's just do that.

Let's meet again in 15 days. And see if we can open the government up.

STU: We probably --

GLENN: Well, we might. We might.

Fifteen days, to slow the curve of spending.

PAT: And then after that, 30 days are up. After 15, then the 30. We might need another 18 bucks after that.

GLENN: Well, I don't know -- I don't know if the government will survive that.

You know, it may not survive that. Of course, the American people did it for a year.

STU: Yeah, and they don't care about them surviving.

GLENN: No. Nobody really cared about them surviving.

STU: Can I also say too, we talk about these big government cuts that we should do. We think there are things to do, to make the government smaller, and more like it was supposed to be. You know, a limited government.

GLENN: Yeah. We're not talking about any of those, I want you to know.

STU: But maybe we are. You know, haven't they unintentionally identified all the cuts here. Haven't they just said, hey, whatever we're going to just stop doing, the unnecessary parts of the government that can just shut down.

GLENN: You mean those nonessential?

STU: Yeah. The nonessential stuff, we stop doing. And the essential stuff, we stop doing. And we'll go from there. We'll talk about, maybe we need to add this back in. Maybe we can get rid of this other thing.

But isn't that a good starting point? Whatever you say is nonessential, I promise you we should not be doing it.

GLENN: I'm not sure of that. I mean, you know, we're talking about --

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

We're talking about things like the interior department.

Just having limited discretion to issue permits.

STU: So there will be still issuing permits. But they will have limited vegetation.

Maybe we shouldn't be doing so much permitting. Maybe people should be able to do a lot of the things they want to do.

But if there are certain needs for certain permits. Then the limited permitting might just cover that.

GLENN: Well, you go ahead. While we're all drinking poison by next Wednesday.

Just from our tap, from our homes. While sludge, nuclear waste.

Syringes are pouring out from our kitchen sink.

PAT: So syringes might pour out of our taps?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: How do they get around the curves?

GLENN: Are you an expert?

STU: No.

GLENN: Are you a doctor?

STU: I'm not a doctor.

GLENN: I am. Let's move on. Very dangerous.

Keep going, Republicans. Keep going.

Do not buckle.