Glenn makes Jay Leno an offer he can’t refuse

Jay Leno and NBC are back in the headlines because it appears as though Leno is being forced out of his Tonight Show gig in favor of the younger Jimmy Fallon. Considering NBC’s ongoing ratings woes, it does not seem all that rational to oust the number one rated late night host but, then again, very few things at NBC are logical.

“Well, looks like Jay Leno, Jay Leno may be leaving NBC and not by his choice,” Glenn said to open the radio show this morning. “By the way, I'm going to make a major announcement here regarding Jay Leno in just a second, but I really like Jay Leno.”

As it turns out, Glenn had the opportunity to meet Leno a few years back, and he was taken with his genuine personality. “He's an American,” Glenn said. “I think he could sit down with just about anybody and have a decent conversation. And that's what we have to get back to. That's what's wrong with us. And he knows it.”

Perhaps that is why Glenn felt the need to offer Leno a staggering $50 million (!) to join TheBlaze team. “I just really, really like him,” Glenn said, “and that's why I'm going to make the announcement that I am offering Jay Leno $50 million to come and do his…”

“No, you're not,” Stu interjected.

“You're offering him $50 million of whose money,” Pat asked. “I mean, how are we paying for this?”

“Guys, you know I don't have to actually pay for stuff anymore,” Glenn quipped. “You just rack up the debt and then you say you have full faith and credit and then you're just like, what?”

In light of Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke’s, admission that we are printing $85 million a month or about $1 trillion a year, Glenn asked a very realistic question: “So how does that end?”

“Be honest. It ends with the guys who made those promises shooting the people who they promised it to in the head,” Glenn said. “So Leno comes on, he does a few years… We'll make a deal. We'll make it $75 million. We'll make it $100 million. Pay him 100 million but one lump sum at the very end and then we're not good for it and he when says, ‘Wait a minute, you've got to pay,’ poof.”

“Are you threatening to kill him,” Pat joked. “Are you threatening to kill Jay Leno at the end of his contract?”

“A bullet in the head at the end of the contract, that's the way the world is going,” Glenn responded. “Why not?”

All kidding aside, between the way the situation in Cyprus is being handled and the Federal Reserve’s penchant for endlessly printing money, Glenn’s assessment might be a little grim, but it is certainly in the realm of possibility.

On a lighter note, given Leno’s undeniable success over the years – 18 or 19 years at number one in the time slot – NBC’s handling of this situation is equally suspect. “You know, what is it with NBC seriously,” Glenn asked. “I mean, look at how the way they used to treat people like Carson. They used to treat Carson with respect. It was somebody like, number one for, you know for 40 years and it was great. Here comes Jay Leno, he's done it now, number one for 18 years and they are like, ‘Yeah, I don't like that joke last night.’”

“Can we not just treat him with a little bit of respect,” Glenn continued. “NBC, you're despicable. You're really despicable. And I know because your network keeps saying how despicable I am. So I must be the authority on despicable. I know despicable apparently when I see it.”

Stu did have one possible explanation for why they are trying to marginalize Leno. “Is it possible, though, that NBC is just promoting Jay Leno to weekends,” Stu joked.

Much like his MSNBC colleague, Ed Shultz, who was recently demoted… make that ‘promoted’… to a weekend timeslot, NBC executives could see taking Leno out of late night as a similar step up.

“I never thought of that,” Glenn said. “It could be.”

“Like they were going to put him on and give him a show like 2:00 to 4:00AM on Saturday and Sunday night,” Stu concluded. “That could be their target here because that's how NBC does it for promotions.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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