'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.”

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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