Glenn harassed at local bookstore


It turns out Glenn isn’t immune from left wing dopes even in the great state of Texas. Instead of having an honest conversation about differences, these students thought lying about who they are and being sarcastic was the more productive way to go. Glenn recounts his run in with a couple of Jon Stewart loving losers on radio today.

Glenn said:

I was at a Barnes and Noble this weekend and just minding my own business and I come around a corner and there's this young ‑‑ two young kids, probably high school, maybe college. And I come around the corner and the guy goes, "Oh, my gosh. Glenn Beck." Now, they look like total losers and ‑‑ but, you know, who am I to judge. Maybe you're not a loser. It turns out I was right. But anyway, I come around the corner and he says, "Glenn Beck." And I'm thinking to myself, "Not a fan. Not a fan. This is not a good thing." And ‑‑ but I don't judge and I'm like, "Hi, how are you?" "Great. Oh, I was so happy to hear that you moved here." And I said, "Were you?" Yes. "Well, that's great. It's really nice to meet you. What's your name?" I'm so‑and‑so. Is this your girlfriend? Hi. Nice to meet you. Have a good night, guys.

So I walk away. I'm looking for a specific book. I happen to be waiting for a friend of mine. I come over to where an Isaac Asimov book is, and I pick it up and I'm thinking about getting it for Raphe because he writes great stories. And here comes that guy again. And he says, "Oh, it's ‑‑ he's great. He writes a lot of great science fiction." And I'm thinking, I'm sure there's a message in there somehow or another. And I said, "Yes, he does." And he said, "You know, could I talk to you about something?" I said, "Uh‑huh." And he said, he said, "You know, Jon Stewart really made fun of you last ‑‑ this week." And I said, "Did he?" "Yeah, because, you know, you talk about building this some sort of a, you know, American utopia thing?" And I'm thinking, well, now I've got my answer because anybody who's a big fan would ‑‑ it's an American utopia? And I said it's ‑‑ I don't know if it will ever be built and it's an experiment in how to live a better life and try to find new ways to live together. "Well, but he was saying that, you know, you want to have all kinds of regulations on how people would live and, you know, monitor their backyards and stuff. I thought you weren't for any of that." And I said, "Yeah, well, Jon Stewart likes to take things out of ‑‑ out of context because he's a comedian. That's what he does. So I wouldn't get my news from Jon Stewart. But that's not..." and I explained to him, you know ‑‑ I talked and I knew he was not a fan and he was just trying to be, you know, a jerk. But I was really cool.

His girlfriend, I'm sad to say, kind of participated and I thought, you know, when a society, when the women are not better than the men, when the women just don't go, "Come on. Let's go," when they don't do that, you're a society in real trouble. So she follows along. They go downstairs and they're laughing and stuff and they're on the phone. I go into the little, you know, place where there's cookies and I'm sitting there with my wife and we're talking, and pretty soon ‑‑ and my security is like all of a sudden getting their hair up and I see my security guy and he just kind of looks at me and I'm like, "Let's go." And I turn around. He had already approached these guys and said, "I don't know what you're planning but you better be very careful." Because they had called their friends. We were there for about 20 minutes. They had called their friends and now there was a group of them and they were behind me kind of surrounding the table. Don't know ‑‑ have any idea what they were doing. And so I got up and I turn around and that's when I saw them. And security guys right next to me. And this is in Texas. And I just looked at him and he's like, "So Glenn Beck." And I just looked at him and I said, "You know, it's really okay that we disagree. It's really okay. It's totally cool. Could have had a really good and interesting conversation as two people who disagree with each other. You really shouldn't lie on who you are and misrepresent yourself because that's not cool. That stops us from learning from each other." And his friend says, "You know, he says that you lie about everything you say, but that sounded like truth. So I guess he's wrong." Said, good night, guys. Walked away.

What is that? When did we think that's cool? I wouldn't do that to anybody. I wouldn't do that to the president. I wouldn't do that to Michael Moore. I wouldn't do that to anybody. When did we become the society where we can't have an honest exchange? When did ‑‑ when did ‑‑ when did somebody who's college age get to be such a jerk and such an incredibly uninformed cretin that they actually think that Jon Stewart is the news? And so they get all of their opinions formed by a comedian.

They get their opinions from comedians and they don't even take the time. And when you have the opportunity to say, "Hey, man, you know, I heard this. I don't get this. And I'm not a fan of yours, but I'd really like to understand. I don't understand this. What are you doing?" To be able to have a great conversation. And I thought to myself, my daughter said to me as we were talking about this, she said, "Dad, that's their time." And I said, "What do you mean?" And she said, "People like that, they're on their time. They are not on your time. Let them have their time. They are not even worth your time. Don't even think about it. Don't think about it during it. Don't think about it after. That's their time. They're choosing to waste their time. Don't waste yours." And I said, "You know, honey, you are wise beyond your years."

I said but here's why I did take the time. I knew this guy was a jerk. But here's why I took the time and it actually was more for his girlfriend. I thought, if I can be who I am and there's a second that he reflects later and says, gosh, maybe I'm wrong. I mean, remember Penn Jillette was like this to me the first time. He was a real religious bigot. He's not anymore. And I think I've changed because of him and he's changed because of me. It's good to have those die logs and those conversations with each other. And that's the only reason ‑‑ because if we stop talking to each other, we're done.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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