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.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.