Glenn recently experienced life without air conditioning during a trip to Europe, and he has a warning for Americans, especially in hotter states: We DON'T want to be Europe! So, it's easy to imagine how disturbed he was when he returned home to find out that President Biden wants Congress to regulate air conditioners. In this clip, Glenn asks ... can we AT LEAST draw the line at air conditioning?
TranscriptBelow is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Now, here's the big news: Out of all the things that you could think of, that you would say, you know what, you know what would make my life better? A lack of air-conditioning. Well, they're doing it. So thank -- thank God somebody is talking about the real problems in America. Joe Biden has signed a treaty, or an executive order, 140008, tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad. And he was going after hydrofluorocarbons because, you know, of the ozone layer.
Which I don't know what that has to do with global warming. Didn't we heal the ozone layer? Wasn't that a whole --
STU: They've been bragging about it for years. The Montreal protocol, of course.
GLENN: Yeah. I love that protocol. That, and the protocols when they scope you up the butt, both are wonderful. Okay. So now, Congress passed legislation requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to develop regulations to reduce domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons. Don't worry, it's just air-conditioning, your refrigerator, things like that.
So it will be -- it will be really great. Now, we have the Kigali Amendment. That he is pushing now. 146 countries have signed on to the Kigali Amendment. And, I mean, we're held to a much harsher standard. You know, in the Kigali Amendment. You know, China and Iran. They don't have to worry about anything. But they sign on, like, absolutely. America reducing its hydrofluorocarbons. And reducing air-conditioning, yeah, they need that. Stu, in a completely unrelated question, don't murder rates in like Chicago always go up when it's really hot in the summer?
STU: It's fascinating, because that's something that people who are pitching global warming restrictions constantly tell us. That when it gets warmer, there's more violence. And therefore, global warming is responsible for all the violence around the country. But now we're going to get rid of the air-conditioning. Which is a fascinating solution to that. You were just in Europe.
GLENN: Yeah. I was.
STU: And they have a lot of buildings without air-conditioning there.
GLENN: Yeah. It was great. Why do stores, they do this a lot in New York, you know, where they really love the planet. Why do stores leave their doors open on really hot days in New York? Ever ask? You never even noticed it. Used to happen a lot. I don't know. I haven't lived in New York for ten years. But used to happen a lot. They would leave the doors open. And the air-conditioning would just be blasting out those doors. What? You grew up in a barn? That's what I always used to think. Close the door! We're not air-conditioning the whole world.
Actually, they do it to invite people in. You walk by that blast. And you're like, it's so hot. I don't know. I think I'm going to stand in the corner of the Victoria secret. And I might need some new panties. So that's why they do it. I was in Europe, last week, or two weeks ago.
Can I tell you, no air-conditioning. None. None.
And it was fabulous. It was really great. I ate at some really good restaurants. If you would have air-conditioning in a bad McDonald's knock-off with fake meat, I would have eaten there, over any restaurant. I sat at this restaurant, with my wife, and I said, this is the best meal, I think I've ever had. And it was just -- it was just noodle and crap. Italian stuff. You can get that at the Olive Garden. So I'm sitting there. And I said to my wife, I think this is the best meal I've ever had. And she said, I think I agree with you. And I said, how do you know? Are you messing with my tongue? Are you using my tongue on weekends? And she said, no, my tongue agrees that it's probably the best meal I've ever had. Then I understood it, the argument was over, and we went on.
I said, however, this restaurant would never make it anywhere in America. She said, I don't know it's really good. I said, you see the sweat -- you sigh the sweat on your brow, the sweat on my brow? There's no air-conditioning here. The windows were wide open. But it was dead still. And boiling hot. Boiling hot.
There's no way, you could take the best restaurant. The best whatever, and put it in a town like Dallas, Texas. And say, you know what, you can have air-conditioning. But only -- you can only bring it down to 85 degrees. Nobody is going there. Nobody is going there.
STU: This is the -- I think one of the most pure examples of the differences between the left and the right. The left says, it's really hot. Therefore, we should change our entire economy.
STU: And control the global temperature, to bring it down a few degrees. Even though you'll still hit the 90s, you might not hit 95, you'll only hit 92. That way, we can control the climate. So less people die of heat waves.
GLENN: Like. For instance, I believe that the free market should come up with a way to go up to Alaska, and get some giant blower, that Belize all of that cold air down.
STU: You have a doctorate, not in science.
GLENN: You're right. You're right. Not in science.
Well, the doctorate in humanities. That's the science of whatever is working inside. I have something to say about the Stacey Abrams comment, that there's no heartbeat. I'm a doctor, Stacey. I have a few comments for you later on in the program.
STU: But the right, capitalism says, well, let's just come up with a way to bring air-conditioning to everyone, right? So that if it does get hot, everyone is comfortable. They kept saying this about Europe, the past couple of months. Oh, well, they have this heat wave. And thousands will die.
GLENN: Because you're not using anything!
STU: What would happen if this were every year? Well, you mean it would be like Dallas, where we all lived happily and live in every single building is air-conditioning and everyone is comfortable. That's what it would look like.
GLENN: So I asked the person who was our tour guide. They said, oh, man, you should have been here last week. This is great. I'm like, really? Because it's 95, and nothing is air-conditioned. And I said, wow. What was it like when it was 105? I mean, was there anybody on the street? And she said, no. Everyone was on the street. And I realized, oh, yeah. Because at least walked around creates a breeze. Walking around outside, when it's really, really hot, that's what people were doing, because staying in their home is unreasonable because it's even hotter in your house! My gosh.
STU: Yeah. The status we all enjoyed before we had civilization is what they seemed to desire. They want to go back to this idea. Where you don't get any of the improvements, any of the wonderful things that we enjoy on a day-to-day basis, that solve these basic problems. They want them all to go away.
GLENN: I tell you, did you see the show last night? No. You don't watch the show. You don't watch the show.
STU: What show?
GLENN: My show on Blaze TV.
STU: Oh, I was watching Blaze TV.
GLENN: You didn't see my show.
STU: I was watching Whitlock. Checking that out.
GLENN: So, anyway -- that's all right. When you're talking, I'm listening to old Imus shows.
STU: And you're on the show. So you're not listening to my show when you're guesting on my show.
GLENN: I got it. I got it. So, anyway, last night, I was talking about the 14th century. Or, the 15th century. What things were like in the 1400s, over in Europe. And how we are going back to that. And I laid out a really good case. You should watch it on Blaze TV. Or you can find it also on YouTube. It's last night's TV show. But made a really good case. That the fed and the government are taking us back to serfdom. On the Road to Serfdom.
We are -- we are taking away everything that made western society livable. We're taking it all away.
All of it. Hey, let's stop using some of that oil.
Okay. Can we -- with we harpoon a whale to get its oil? I mean, what are we -- what are we going to do?
Let's stop using air-conditioning. Can we all just stand up and say, no? Can we do that?
I think -- I think we might still have some power, to stand up and go, no. Not doing that.
I -- I choose not to live in Cuba. And air-conditioning is not the main reason, but it's a pretty big one. Okay?
So no. But here's more good news for you. Oh, thank goodness, we have finally figured out how to stop all of the toxic chemicals, that are spewing out of the chimney. Well, they're not -- well, there's a chimney, but it's not really a death camp. It's just where we -- where we burn people up. You know. What is that called?
You know, dead people. They burn them up. Yeah, cremation. Yeah.
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Wow. Stu, you're going -- you're going to be very excited. The governor -- Newsom, who is -- who is absolutely running for president in 2024.
STU: He's already running for president.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. Gee, why does he want to debate Ron DeSantis?
STU: He's running ads in Florida. I've never seen a more pathetic attention grab than this.
GLENN: Yeah. Well, he's just signed a bill that will change all of the problems that we're all talking about, when it comes to burning up your relatives after they die, in cremation. So many problems connected to it, right?
You can spend how long talking about those problems, Stu?
STU: An unlimited --
GLENN: Don't bore me about all the details. Because I know you can go on and on. Assembly bill 351 has now been signed in, so you can compost yourself or your loved ones.
It's really great. What they do is they put you in a box, and they drill a whole bunch of holes in it. It's an 8-foot box. They drill a bunch of holes in it. And then they put wood chips in there, with you.
Now, I hope they haven't cut down trees for these wood chips. I hope they're just growing crops of wood chips, to use. God forbid, they are cutting down a forest, or using any of the underbrush, that I love so much. It's part of nature. And when it starts to -- the fires and the glow in the sky, it's magical, California. So, anyway, they put wood chips in with you, and they bury you. And within 60 days, your body, has been composted.
STU: The gracious -- just incredible moment where you go through 60 days of deterioration. It's just awesome.
GLENN: Sixty days. And then the soil is sent to you.
STU: Wow. That sounds great.
GLENN: So you're like, oh, this mushy kind of soil was mom. Good. I'm going to use it to -- in the flower bed? Okay.
So they send you the box of mom dirt, which is so rich with nutrients. You know, because mom had a lot of nutrients in her. And if she was fat, oh, my gosh. Human fat, when it's composted. Oh, the trees just love it. So, anyway, they send you that box, or -- and I like this one. Or, you can donate it to a conservation, you know, plot of land. Which I'm sure, that's going to happen. I mean, don't you think? You know how many -- you know how many funeral homes. They're lake, yeah. Yeah, we cremated your loved one. And we sprinkled their ashes on the moon. And you find out later, that the body has just been like half buried in their basement.
GLENN: I'm sure this is what they're going to do. Yeah. They're going to take that soil with mushy mom in it.
STU: They'll take your $10,000 and send you a bag of dirt, is what they're going to do. You're going to get a bag of dirt. And this dirt -- you'll be surprised to hear is not going to have any of your loved one in it. It will just be a bag of dirt.
GLENN: Well, it's not. It might be a bag of dirt with someone else's loved one in it. But anyway, $4,000 to $5,500.
STU: Oh, wow. What a bargain.
GLENN: I don't know what the 5500 difference is. Am I in better dirt? Do they have elitist worms that are munching on me?
STU: If you went to Taco Bell every day, there's a little more mass.
GLENN: Oh, so you need a bigger box? So you will need a bigger box of dirt? So if you have like a big flowerbed, thank you, Gavin Newsom. Thank you. Because I'll be working in my garden, myself. I will be doing it. Because it will be too hot in my house, because of Joe Biden getting rid of air-conditioning. What a utopia. Oh, man. And then on the weekends, we can drive to. No, we can't drive. We couldn't drive to the beach. The beaches are probably protected areas.
So it's going to be great. Oh, I -- seriously, it's going to be great. And you will not complain. We will complain for you!