Obama: the 'Food Stamp President'?

President Obama likes to remind everyone that he is definitely NOT the ‘food stamp president.’

Forget the fact that food stamp usage has drastically increased under his administration – he is not promoting food stamp usage.

President Obama may not be the ‘food stamp president,’ but he is the president who has put out a massive advertising campaign to show people just how accessible food stamps are.

Glenn played the audio from one of the ads on radio this morning:

VOICE 1: I love taking my grandkids to the park, but if I want to keep up with those little bundles of energy, I have to stay healthy and eat right.  And that can be a real challenge.  But that's where food stamp benefits come in. They help me eat right when money's tight.

VOICE 2: Would you look at Margie. She looks amazing.

VOICE 1: Yes, she sure does.

VOICE 2: I wonder how she stays so fit. What's her secret?

VOICE 1: Well, she told me that food stamp benefits help her eat right and she stays active, too.

VOICE 2: Oh. I didn't know they helped people our age.

VOICE 1: Oh, food stamps help lots of people. People you know.

VOICE 2:  Wait. You, too?

VOICE 1:  Yes, I do.

“No! She's on them, too,” Glenn joked. “Everybody is on food stamps.  Well, gee, Marge, maybe I should be on food stamps.”

“How do you stay so young,” Pat asked. “Well, I eat right, exercise, and I use food stamps every day.”

“But he’s definitely not… he’s not the food stamp president,” Glenn responded.

While there is nothing wrong with people using food stamps as a last resort, encouraging the use of food stamps because it’s easier than ever to get approved for them takes the dangers of an entitlement society to a new level.

“There's nothing wrong ‑ if our folks are ‑ if our folks are struggling and there's nobody in the family to help them, that's what food stamps are for,” Glenn said. “For people who are really struggling and can't. But listen to this ad again. That's not what it is. This is like, ‘You know, sometimes I wet my pants.’ That's why there's Depends. I mean...”

“Do you get the impression after listening to that ad that the food actually tastes better if you purchase it with food stamps,” Stu asked.

“Marge is going, she's let herself go,” Glenn responded. “She was eating hot dogs, Twinkies and Doritos.”

“But now she's on food stamps,” Pat said. “But look how great she looks now. Now she's a fashion model.”

All kidding aside, it is incredible to think that a measure put in place to temporarily help people who are struggling is now being touted as a lifestyle choice.

“Here's an ad for people who are 70 years old who need to know about food stamps. We all know that food stamps is the, is the last thing you were taught to get onto. You were taught not to take charity from the government. You were taught to make it yourself,” Glenn concluded.

“And you know what? You have made it your whole life. You've worked hard. You've put money in. You did the right thing,” he continued. “And if times right now are too tight for you, this is exactly what this program was made for. Not deadbeats, not people who won't work, but people who can't or just can't make ends meet to be able to get the nutrition that they need to be a productive citizen.”

“Look at yourself in the mirror. Do you need them? Now, are you too proud to take them? If you need them, take them. You're exactly the person they're made for. That's the way it works.”

Black Lives Matter protesters sent a shocking, threatening letter to businesses and non-profits in Louisville, Kentucky. The letter made a series of demands related to racial reparations, and threatened consequences if the demands weren't met, the Daily Wire reported.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed the letter's list of demands and threats, and pointed out that these tactics are strikingly similar to those we've seen during some of history's darkest chapters.

The letter, which was sent to businesses in the East Market District in downtown Louisville, listed demands such as ensuring that at least 23% of staff are black, providing race and inclusion training for all employees, displaying a written statement professing support for the BLM movement, buying at least 23% of inventory from black retailers, and submitting to external audit.

"Repercussions for non-compliance" to these demands will result in sit-ins and protests being staged outside the business, social media smear campaigns, boycotts, negative media attention, and "invasive reclamation," the letter threatened.

"So, I'm making quite a charge here, but I think it absolutely fits," Glenn said on the show. "Carl Kaufman, the representation that was used by Hitler and his machine, he convinced the youth that they were the answer, they would finally take control, and they would bring equality. [Kaufman said] the Jews controlled everything, and because of the Jews, the Germans really didn't have any freedom. Because of the Jews, they couldn't do anything. They were held down by the Jews. He said, 'We're going to have to boycott those stores. And if those stores don't comply, we will keep our storm troopers outside of the doors.' And they did. They intimidated anyone who walked into those stores. They berated anyone who walked into those stores. They beat anyone who walked into those stores."

"I told you once, that if America goes dark, we'll become the darkest nation ever in the history of the world," Glenn continued. "Guys, we're allowing our nation to go dark. And we're doing it because of fear. Everybody knows this is wrong, but who is going to stand up against it?"

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Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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