Obama snubs Margaret Thatcher's funeral

On radio this morning, Pat and Stu took a break from talking about the bombings in Boston to cover another troubling story. The White House has decided they are not sending any serving member of the administration to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral tomorrow. It is important to note that this decision was made prior to the events in Boston yesterday.

Britain’s Daily Mail reported, “Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed 'surprise and disappointment' last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral.”

“The White House has decided that they're not sending anybody to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher,” Pat said exasperatedly.

“Other than the vice president,” Stu interjected.

“No, not the vice president, or the secretary of state, or the undersecretary of state, or the secretary to the undersecretary,” Pat responded.

“What about the general assistant,” Stu asked.

“The assistant secretary to the general secretary to the undersecretary is also not going,” Pat explained.

“Were there no flights,” Stu questioned. “Can we check Orbitz? If we get on Orbitz I’m sure there’s a way to see if there are any flights.”

Kidding aside, it is remarkable that there will not be a single member of the current administration attending the funeral of a leader of one of our closest allies. HotAir.com reported:

Normally, [such a death] would prompt attendance by a high-level figure in the US government — if not the President or Vice-President, a high-ranking Cabinet official. For instance, why not send John Kerry, the Secretary of State tasked with maintaining good relations with close allies like the UK? Instead, the US delegation will consist of two men who would be traveling as private citizens to the funeral already, essentially giving an official policy of ignoring the event and snubbing the other world leaders attending it.

“I don't know that I've ever heard of such a thing,” Pat said.

Jeffy offered some inspired insight into why the administration couldn’t bother to send anyone. “Maybe the official delegation that went down to Hugo Chavez's funeral hasn't gotten back yet,” he said.

“There are not a lot of flights from Caracas,” Stu quipped.

The administration offered a slightly different reason for not sending an envoy, though they may have been better off blaming sequestration based on the dismal excuse they came up with.

A U.S. embassy spokesman confirmed no one would be attending Thatcher’s funeral, adding, “This is a hugely significant week in terms of US domestic politics.” He said that both the First Lady and the Vice President are “the President’s point people on gun control…This is a week when there is a lot of movement on Capitol Hill on gun control issues.”

“They're trying to push through the gun legislation so they don't want anyone to go,” Stu surmised. “This was before the bombing. So they could use the bombing as an excuse, and it would actually be legitimate to not attend. But you would still send somebody. They're not sending anyone because of the gun debate.”

While the administration will not be represented at the funeral, House Speaker John Boehner announced yesterday that he will send a delegation to represent the House of Representatives led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Congress makes such decisions independently of the White House, and, in addition to Blackburn, the HOR will send Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC).

“Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement. “I’m pleased that Congressman Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral to communicate our prayers and condolences to her family and the British people.”

Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.

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