Ed Henry grills Jay Carney over the state of the economy

It's not all that often someone in the White House press pool gives Jay Carney a run for his money, which is surprising given the number of idiotic claims he makes on a daily basis. Yesterday, however, Fox News’ Ed Henry took him to task on the lagging recovery.

“I've got to play this exchange between Jay Carney yesterday and Ed Henry from Fox News. Ed Henry asked some serious questions, and you could tell that Jay Carney considers him to be an absolute right wing kook,” Pat said on radio this morning. “He believes that Ed Henry is not just looking for answers – not just one of very few who ever challenged this administration – but he's just a right wing nut that he has to deal with every day.”

“Well, he did come from that extreme right wing organization CNN,” Stu joked of Henry’s previous employer.

HENRY: On that point of education, August 2, 2011, the President signed his Budget Control Act of 2011, the last time we had this big debt ceiling fight into law and he says, we've got $2 trillion in deficit reduction, the President says. Quote, ‘Yet it also allows us to make the key investments in things like education and research that lead to new jobs and assures we're not cutting too abruptly while the economy is still fragile.’ August 2011. Here we are more than two years later. You're saying the same thing about ‘we need to invest in education.’

CARNEY: And how many jobs has the economy created since then.

HENRY: 6.5 million. And Bernanke yesterday said it is not keeping up, that people are leaving the workforce.

CARNEY: You and I, we're going to do this on Crossfire one day, I promise. And let's be clear that I'll be on one side and you'll be on the other. Do we need to continue to invest in education? We need to continue to invest in areas of –

“So that's their answer. We're saying the same thing over and over and over again because it's still true,” Pat said. “Well, why is it still true when these policies you keep repeating were supposed to fix the problem in the first place and were supposed to be rolling by now?”

“It's unreal. Again, maybe it's not said enough. This is the slowest recovery in measured history in this country. There has never been an economic recovery like this that has taken this long and has gone this slowly – never,” Stu explained. “You can look at it any way you want to. There's never been any evidence of anything going this poorly when we're talking about a recovery and the reason why they're always talking about a recovery is because it's taking so long. Usually at this point we've already done the recovery and we're on to the next recession. These guys are still in the last recovery. He's been President for a long time.”

One of the things this Administration has prided itself on, as of late, is the not-entirely-true notion that they have somehow cut the deficit faster rate than any other time in the last 60 years.

“Now, that is an unbelievable statistic if you don't know anything about the economy,” Pat said. “It is because, first of all, it's not true at face value. First of all, it isn't true because we reduced the deficit at a faster rate from 2004 to 2007 than we are right now, under Bush. The other thing is, here's what they're basing it on: as a percentage of GDP.”

“And what they're not including in this awful analysis is they have all the records. So they're talking about decreasing the debt from their own records,” Stu added. “[This Administration has] the worst year of all time. They have the second worst year of all time. They have the third worst year of all time. They have the fourth worst year of all time. And they are bragging about their own projections about being the fifth worst year of all time. They are acting as if that's a positive. And the media swallows it.”

“They're just acting as if, well, at the beginning it was really bad but we've improved off of that. Again, it's never taken any administration ever, in measured history, this long to deal with an issue, ever. I mean, just that in and of itself shows how incompetent you are,” he continued. “They're awful, but, still, when you're bragging about what would be if their projections are correct – and they're usually wrong – but if their projections were even correct, [it is] the fifth worst year in American history. He's been President for five years. He has all five of them! All of them are his!”

“And we're supposed to swallow that he's doing great on the economy,” Pat concluded. “It's just awesome.”

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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