A society in the collapse? Disney parks forced to change program for the disabled

Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California have made a significant change to their policy regarding disabled guests because of growing abuse by non-disabled park goers.

If you have ever attended a Disney park, you may be familiar with their procedure that allowed disabled guests and their families to bypass the line. But, as the New York Post reported in the spring, non-disabled attendees have begun hiring handicapped people to accompany them to Disney parks in order to cut the line as well.

And now Disney is taking action against the con artists. As The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, “Because parents scammed the theme parks, now disabled children will lose out.”

“It seems as though we are surrounded and that we have lost our way,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I believe we're not surrounded, but I believe we have lost our way.”

The Wall Street Journal reports:

…this week the Walt Disney Co. announced a significant change to procedures at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. No longer will families with disabled children or parents be allowed to go to the front of long lines.

One of the reasons for the change, a Disney spokeswoman told the Orange County Register, was to curtail "abuse of this system" by healthy families pretending that some of its members are ill or disabled.

Glenn explained that because of security concerns, he is forced to go to the front of the line when he visits Disney parks. While he understands that Disney’s policy towards high profile guests is necessary to keep things running smoothly in park, it is a situation that makes him very uncomfortable. Hearing that Disney is now reneging a similar procedure it had for disabled guests because of scammers was, needless to say, infuriating.

“We actually have said we don't want to do this because I hate going in front. I hate cutting the line. I hate it. I want my kids to stand in line and everything. We've asked, but they're like, ‘Please, no’ because we usually go at the high times of the year if we go,” Glenn explained. “And it bothers me. It bothers me so much… People are standing in line and I hate it. Can you imagine doing it and saying, ‘Oh, I'm doing it because I've got a handicapped child’ when you don't have a handicapped child?”

It would be one thing to read various media reports about people abusing Disney’s policy, it’s a whole other thing to read that Disney actually feels the need to completely change a policy that adversely affects some of their most fragile customers.

“But here's the amazing thing – you sit here and you look at this, and I could imagine reading this article and saying, ‘Okay, wow, they caught these guys doing this? Isn't that bad,” Glenn said. “No, that's not what this article is. This is the Walt Disney Company having to change their policy to hurt sick children because too many people are doing this. That's crazy.”

“That's a sign of a society in collapse right there,” Stu said. “That's an amazing story, and you're right. The frequency is what makes it really dark. If this had happened once, it's a story, right?”

But the abuse didn’t just happen once. It happened enough that it required a significant procedural change.

“That's the thing that gets me now on stories is it's like the Common Core stories. If it was one person being shut down and taken off because they stood up against Common Core, to me, that's a story. But it's day after day after day, city after city after city,” Glenn explained. “It's a society completely in not decline but collapse. It is just coming as a full‑fledged collapse. If you can't say, ‘You know, hey, remember the Tinkerbell and the castle that makes all of our kids cry? And here's a terminally ill child that's being wheeled in because this is the child's last chance to experience some of the magic? Get out of my way! Why are they first?’ That's a society in full‑fledged collapse.”

On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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