Glenn asks San Diego to take a stand for women

If you paid any attention to the news cycle during the Presidential election in November, you've heard of the "war on women" that, according to the Democrats, is allegedly being waged by the Republican Party. Unfortunately for the Democrats, their track record on women's issues is nothing shy of abhorrent.

While the GOP has it's own issues with politicians like Mark Sanford, if you take a quick trip down the Democrat's hall of shame you'll run across the likes of Anthony "tweets-his-junk" Weiner, Eliot "client #9" Spitzer, Bill Clinton (no nickname required), Bob "should be in jail" Filner, …should I go on?

One quick look at that list and you should notice one thing. All of these guys either still have power, are praised by the left, or actually have a chance or being elected in a few short months. Is that how the Democrats fight the "war on women"? By electing sexual predators who target women in the workplace to office? Or worse, in the case of San Diego Mayor Filner, stand by him and let him hold office?

This morning on radio, Glenn gave the citizens of San Diego a small tool to fight back: a small, but direct sign that they can hang in the windows of their businesses to send a message directly to Bob Filner and his supporters.

"I made a sign for the people of San Diego, all the businesses in San Diego, and I want to put it up on the web site, so you could print it out if you are in San Diego," Glenn told listeners.

Glenn explained that the women who work in businesses around the city of San Diego should not be subjected to the abuse this man brings upon women.

"I'm not going to send my staff out to San Diego to do anything in San Diego. I don't know why conservatives don't take this stance. I mean, you're accused of a "war on women". Why not stand up for women?  Here's a great way."

This establishment recognizes that we all have political differences and we serve people from all walks of life.  We also believe it's imperative for people to have standards.  The mayor of San Diego will not be served in this establishment.  We believe women should be treated with with respect.

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"We got it. We understand political differences and we're serving everybody with political differences, but we are or not going to serve the mayor because we believe that women should be treated with respect," Glenn added. "Come in and argue that with me. Go ahead, argue that with me."

"It's about that the right starts understanding that the Alinsky tactics — some of them — are okay," Glenn noted. "And one of them is isolation."

And while Glenn has stated that he is against boycotts, he's certainly not against putting your money, or NOT putting your money, where your mouth is.

It's not a bad thing to avoid associating yourself with brands, people, and politicians that stand opposite of your values system.

"We used to have discriminating tastes," Glenn explained. "You see that's what they've done. We used to have discriminating tastes.  We used to say, 'no, don't play with him'."

Glenn explained that the left has flipped the nail on it's head. Labeling those who don't associate with certain lifestyles, organizations, people, political stances, etc. as haters, racists, anti-this or that. The truth is, with most of these groups, it's not that they're standing against something — they're standing for something: their values and their principles.

"They have told us they stand for women, but every time there's a chance to stand for women, every time there's a chance to say 'this guy's a total dirtbag, he is a total dirtbag that does everything he can to demean and harass women,' they don't do anything," Glenn said nothing the prominent figures on the left who have been emboldened by their supporters to remain in the public eye.

"They are not for women," he continued. "A real war on women is the war that happens when nobody's looking. When a man has power over a woman and says 'you know what, honey, you're going to put out right now'. That's the war on women.  And that is being fought every single day by women all across this country, and you know who's condoning it? That's not the conservatives. Who's condoning it as a party, the Democrats and the progressives. Every single time they have stepped up to the plate and had a chance to prove themselves as being for women, for women's rights, and for women not to be abused, they've blown it every time. Why? Because the collective is more important than the individual. They will absolutely stand up and say this woman, this woman was abused. Really? They were abused? Oh, and it's the biggest thing ever, when it serves their political purposes."

When former Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin made his ridiculous claims about rape, the Democrats were ready to pounce. They took Todd Akin down, and the GOP was hardly defending his comments. They knew he was out of line. But what about Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, and now, one of the worst, Bob Filner? The only reason these men are so arrogant to think that they can treat women and continue to behave the way they do is because their party emboldens their actions because they like their agenda.

Sure, Spitzer and Weiner both left office briefly, but one quickly was awarded a TV show on CNN and the other in running for Mayor of the most powerful city in the country. They're hardly ashamed.

"San Diego, I'm begging you right now…take a stand for being a better person," Glenn said. "Take a stand for treating women with respect. This has nothing to do with anything other than calling these people out and saying you're frauds. You may not be for women, if it goes against your political stand, but we are. We are."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.