'Don't touch my junk' senior citizen edition

The TSA must have decided that searching infants and handicapped people wasn’t going far enough in protecting you from terrorists. Instead, they now feel like they need to ask 95-year-old, wheelchair bound cancer patients to remove their adult diapers. Because they’re the bad guys, right?

“ore complaints of absurd pat downs by the TSA. This time the air traveler isn't a kid but an elderly woman who was forced to remove her adult diaper. A Florida woman says security agents asked her 95 year old mother who is in a wheelchair to remove her diaper so they could complete a full search,” a reporter explained.

While Glenn and Stu were highly critical of the TSA, Stu said that he had read several sources where they asked her only after she had set off the security machines.

“I am a defender of 95% of the people who are working at the TSA,” Glenn clarified. He thinks most of them are doing what they are told, but a small group does abuse their power.

The Blaze expanded on the story

While going through security, the 95-year-old was taken by a TSA officer into a glassed-in area, where a pat-down was performed, Weber said. An agent told Weber “they felt something suspicious on (her mother’s) leg and they couldn’t determine what it was” — leading them to take her into a private, closed room.

Soon after, Weber said, a TSA agent came out and told her that her mother’s Depend undergarment was “wet and it was firm, and they couldn’t check it thoroughly.” The mother and daughter left to find a bathroom, at the TSA officer’s request, to take off the adult diaper.

Weber said she burst into tears during the ordeal, forcing her own pat-down and other measures in accordance with TSA protocol. But she said her mother, a nurse for 65 years, “was very calm” despite being bothered by the fact that she had to go through the airport without underwear.

Eventually, Weber said she asked for her mother to be whisked away to the boarding gate without her, because their plane was scheduled to leave in two minutes and Weber was still going through security.

While Pat felt that the TSA just overall was awful, Glenn said this was all part of a larger agenda.

“If you look at the way they're handling all of these situations, it doesn't make sense. You know it and I know it. It doesn't make sense. So you have to say then, why? If it doesn't make sense, you are left with, ‘Well, they are just good hearted people that are just doing all the best they can and they just keep screwing it up over and over again.’ Really? I'm sorry, but if you are assigning stupidity to the people who are all of the Harvard intellectual elites in Washington, you're a fool. Read history,” Glenn said.

“So what are they doing? Well, two things. One, make you numb. Just make you numb. Just keep putting you through one after another after another after another. Just keep pushing you. Push, push, push, push, push. If you rebel, it works to their advantage.”

“Now here's the second reason. If you look at the ones who are really being squeezed, it's not you. It's the people that are working the screening process. It's them. Most of these guys, I've run into really bad I've run into people who just hate their job and should be working behind the Frialator but I think that would be dangerous for them. They don't care. But that's a very small number in those people who are screening at the airport.”

“A lot of these people really deeply care and they are trying to do the right thing. So what does the government do? It puts them in an impossible situation and so the people start pushing back. Well, now they are they are between a rock and a hard place. They want to do the right thing, but you're revolting against them. They don't have a choice. They need protection. In steps on the Friday news dump, in steps the AFL CIO last Friday. They won the contract to organize the airport screeners. Which brings me back to the original idea. It brings me back to a speech that Barack Obama has never, ever explained.”

“They are going to be organizing the TSA. Congratulations. Congratulations. You tell your friends and neighbors. You keep assigning the idea that these people are just dumb and they don't know what they're doing, and you will find yourself enslaved to a giant state.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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