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.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.

Science did it again. It only took 270 million years, but this week, scientists finally solved the mystery that has kept the world up at night. We finally know where octopuses come from: outer space. That explains why they look like the aliens in just about every alien movie ever made.

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It turns out octopuses were aliens that evolved on another planet. Scientists haven't determined which one yet, but they've definitely narrowed it down to one of the planets in one of the galaxies. Hundreds of millions of years ago (give or take a hundred), these evolved octopus aliens arrived on Earth in the form of cryopreserved eggs. Now, this part is just speculation, but it's possible their alien planet was on the verge of destruction, so Mom and Dad Octopus self-sacrificially placed Junior in one of these cryopreserved eggs and blasted him off the planet to save their kind.

This alien-octopus research, co-authored by a group of 33 scientists, was published in the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology journal. I'm sure you keep that on your nightstand like I do.

Anyway, these scientists say octopuses evolved very rapidly over 270 million years. Which sounds slow, but in evolutionary terms, 270 million years is like light speed. And the only explanation for their breakneck evolution is that they're aliens. The report says, “The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes — more than is present in Homo sapiens."

Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

They mention that the octopus' large brain, sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies and ability to change color and shape all point to its alien nature. Octopuses developed those capabilities rather suddenly in evolution, whereas we're still trying to figure out the TV remote.

These biological enhancements are so far ahead of regular evolution that the octopuses must have either time-traveled from the future, or “more realistically" according to scientists, crash-landed on earth in those cryopreserved egg thingies. The report says the eggs arrived here in “icy bolides." I had to look up what a “bolide" is, and turns out it's a fancy word for a meteor.

So, to recap: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an alien race of octopuses packed their sperm-bank samples in some meteors and shot them toward Earth. Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

President Trump's approval rating is rising, and Democrats — hilariously — can't seem to figure out what's going on. A few months ago Democrats enjoyed a sixteen point lead over Republicans, but now — according to CNN's recent national survey — that lead is down to just THREE points. National data from Reuters shows it as being even worse.

The Democratic advantage moving towards the halfway mark into 2018 shows that Republicans are only ONE point behind. The president's public approval rating is rising, and Democrats are nervously looking at each other like… “umm guys, what are we doing wrong here?"

I'm going to give Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi a little hint. We know that the Left has enjoyed a “special relationship" with the media, but they might want to have a sit down with their propaganda machine. The mainstream media is completely out of control, and Americans are sick of it. We're DONE with the media.

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Look what has been going on just this week. The president called MS-13 gang members animals, but that's not the story the media jumped on. They thought it was more clickable to say that Trump was calling all immigrants animals instead. In the Middle East, the media rushed to vilify Israel instead of Hamas. They chose to defend a terror organization rather than one of our oldest allies.

Think about that. The media is so anti-Trump that they've chosen a violent street gang AND A GLOBAL TERROR ORGANIZATION as their torch-bearing heroes. Come on, Democrats. Are you seriously baffled why the American people are turning their backs on you?

Still not enough evidence? Here's the New York Times just yesterday. Charles Blow wrote a piece called "A Blue Wave of Moral Restoration" where he tried to make the case that the president and Republicans were the enemy, but — fear not — Democrat morality was here to save the day.

Here are some of these cases Blow tries to make for why Trump is unfit to be President:

No person who treats women the way Trump does and brags on tape about sexually assaulting them should be president.

Ok, fine. You can make that argument if you want to, but why weren't you making this same argument for Bill Clinton? Never mind, I actually know the reason. Because you were too busy trying to bury the Juanita Broaddrick story.

Let's move on:

No person who has demonstrated himself to be a pathological liar should be president.

Do the words, “You can keep your doctor" mean anything to the New York Times or Charles Blow? I might have saved the best for last:

No person enveloped by a cloud of corruption should be president.

I can only think of three words for a response to this: Hillary Frigging Clinton.

Try displaying a little consistency.

If the media really wants Donald Trump gone and the Democrats to take over, they might want to try displaying a little consistency. But hey, maybe that's just too much to ask.

How about starting with not glorifying terrorist organizations and murderous street gangs. Could we at least begin there?

If not… good luck in the midterms.

In the weeks following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the mainstream media was quick to criticize the president's pro-Israel stance and make dire predictions of violent backlash in the Middle East. Fast forward to this week's opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the simultaneous Palestinian “protests" in Gaza.

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Predictably, the mainstream media chastised Israel for what they called “state-sanctioned terrorism" when the IDF stepped in to protect their country from so-called peaceful Palestinian protesters. Hamas leaders later admitted that at least 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed in the clashes were Hamas terrorists.

“In our post-modern media age, there is no truth and nobody even seems to be looking for it …. This is shamefully clear in the media especially this week with their coverage of the conflict between the border of Israel and the Gaza strip," said Glenn on today's show. He added, “The main media narrative this week is about how the IDF is just killing innocent protesters, while Hamas officials have confirmed on TV that 50 of the 62 people killed were working for Hamas."

The mainstream media views the Palestinians as the oppressed people who just want to share the land and peacefully coexist with the people of Israel. “They can't seem to comprehend that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only one side is actively trying to destroy the other," surmised Glenn.

Watch the video above to hear Glenn debunk the “peaceful Palestinian protest" fallacy.