99% vs 53%

Which side do you want to be on?

The Blaze has been covering the story of the 53% all week, explaining, "The 53% is a group of responsible young people organizing across the country. However, this group is not camping out in parks around the country and demanding the entire capitalist system be destroyed." The movement is a response the the "We are the 99%" meme that has emerged as Occupy Wall Street Protests have spread.

Now, what are the different cases being made for each side? The guys read some of the winners on air.

On the "We are the 99%" side/Occupy Wall Street

I'm the founder of an independent game development company.  When we finally launch our product, we will be drowned out in a flood of Blockbuster corporate games and our message will be lost.  I am the 99%. ("He's going to face competition once he finally gets up and rolling." - Pat ... "Where is the government to pay him for the crappy games he's making?" - Stu)

I am from an upper middle class family. I'm graduating from college this fall.  I'm fortunate enough to have a job.  I'm fortunate enough to have parents that can aid me with unexpected costs. I am fortunate to live in a state that has full scholarships dependent on GPA.  So I have no student debt. I do not deserve more than anyone else because I have been this lucky but I feel responsible for my fellow human beings.  We are the 99%.  We are all human.  Corporations are not.

I live communally with 100 people in Virginia.  We run a miniature society with government and businesses we collectively own and products, produce lots of our own food.  We aren't tuned in to TV or iPhones.  We everyone earn $5,000 a year on average and all the money goes to the community.  By sharing what we have, seven big houses, fifteen cars, a variety of talents and skills, we get by on very little.  We have no leader and there is always plenty of food, comfortable shelter and no trouble getting bills paid. We're all lucky to be secure and happy with our lives.  I choose to live this way because corporatism is destroying American government and society and because I am the 99%.

For the 53%/Non-Occupy Wall Street

I served in the U.S. military.  I had a botched back surgery.  I got out and I worked construction 50 to 70 hours a week, in pain every day. I went back to school at 30.  I've worked for everything I have.  I continue to work 60 to 75 hours a week.  I support my own family.  I don't whine, I don't pout to others what I have or what has happened to me or what I'm entitled to.  Shut up.  Get a job.  Work for what you want.  I'm tired of supporting everyone else.  I am the 53%.

I work three jobs.  I have a house I can't sell.  My family insurance costs are outrageous.  I don't blame Wall Street.  Suck it up, whiners. I am the 53% subsidizing you so you can hang on Wall Street and complain.

I was middle class until I was 8 and then I became poor due to my parents' divorce.  My mother worked a full‑time job, I had a paper route for a while, and so did she.  She couldn't get food stamps or welfare because they worked, as a paper boy.  We lived in crummy apartments.  It was all we could afford, and at that time there were restrictions on children in most places.  We lived in low‑income apartments for about eight years.  I quit school, I got a full‑time job at 16, but I had to quit and I went to live with my sister to care for her three small children while both her and her husband worked two jobs to keep their small home.  It was miserable there.  Unfortunately their marriage ended and the house was foreclosed on.  So I got a job through job corps and I got a GED.  Thankfully God led me through a couple of other jobs and sent me as a supervisor in a stable workplace where I now make more than anyone else in my family.  My income is now $56,000 a year.  Thankfully my truck, my mom's SUV, and my brother's car are all paid for now, by me.  I have never had cable.  I've never had satellite TV in my whole life.  My DSL connection is the only luxury I have, and I'm blessed to give 15% to charity. I never went to college.  My GED scores I guess would say that I had done well according to my teachers.  I love my country.  I care very deeply about the state of the nation.  I am the 53%.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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