Glenn offers Bill Gates a job

Glenn knows that small businesses can still make it in tough economic times, and the evidence was all over the news this morning with the announcement of two big hires for “The Blaze”.  The first hire, who Glenn promised to talk more about later in the show, was Betsy Morgan, for CEO of The Huffington Post. But the other hire was a man that Glenn had known for years, Kraig Kitchin, former President of Premiere Radio Networks.

Glenn told the story of how he first offered a job to Kraig Kitchin several years ago when Glenn was struggling as a broadcaster with a young national show. He said, “I want to tell you this story and I want you to remember one thing. Never, ever, ever down grade your dreams. Never, ever, ever listen to people who say you're crazy. Never feel uncomfortable for having an idea.”

Glenn said that when he went to sign his second contract with Premiere Radio Networks, syndicators of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Delilah, Ryan Sescrest, and more, his show was struggling and they almost didn’t renew.

“We went through months and months of negotiation and we finally get this deal and I went to Chicago to sign it because Kraig, I think, was in Chicago and so we went to a hotel that I couldn't afford but he could, the Peninsula. I think it was the Peninsula in Chicago and we had breakfast. We met at this little breakfast area where he was having breakfast and he gave me the contract and I signed it there for breakfast. Now, this -- keep in mind, this is a contract that I barely got. I mean, it was -- I think he may have started the conversation on the contract with, Whew, well, that was a close one, but we got it done. Okay? I think that's what he said. He was basically saying, You almost were unemployed. You're lucky to have a job. Sign before I change my mind.”

Glenn said, “I signed it and I looked at him and as I pushed the contract back, I said, I want to talk to you about something. And he said, Okay. I said, now, I know this is a little like Mr. Ace Hardware coming to Mr. Home Depot, but I'd like you to work for me. Now, this is the guy who owns Premiere, this is the guy who was the CEO. He's running the whole thing. He's got Rush Limbaugh and -- he's got successful talent in his stable and I say to him, I want you to work for me. He looked at me and he went, excuse me? I went, not now, but in a few years there's going to come a time and, Kraig, I see something in you. I see something in you. You are a good businessman. You're a good, honest man and you would be great with Mercury and he said, why don't we concentrate on just fulfilling this contract? And I said, We will. Don't worry. It will be great, but I want you to know I'm thinking in the future and I don't know exactly how this is going to come out, but you need to work for Mercury.”

At the time, the proposal was crazy. As Glenn said, “Crazy things happen to those who apply themselves and believe in themselves. I can't tell you. When you know, you know. Just keep moving forward. No matter how dark things are, no matter how on the he think you are, it will all work out.”

Glenn knows that anyone who believes him or herself can accomplish anything, no matter how crazy. And to prove it, he even offered Bill Gates a job as a computer programmer.

It may sound crazy today, but crazier things have happened.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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