The Super Bowl may have been a blowout… but Stu had a great time anyway

Despite the lopsided score, Glenn actually found the Super Bowl to be a fairly enjoyable and non-offensive for the first time in a long time. And while Glenn, Pat, and Jeffy watched the big game from home, Stu was at Met Life stadium taking in the action. On radio this morning, Stu talked about his experience… though he refused to admit how much he actually spent on the big weekend.

“Did it seem like a different kind of Super Bowl yesterday, as far as it felt uniting. I wasn't offended… The kids didn't have to leave the room. There wasn't any political nonsense, except the Coke ad,” Glenn said. “I actually walked away – especially with the Declaration of Independence, and I know they do that every year… this year it just stuck out to me. This year I just was like, ‘Wow, that is really tremendous.’”

Stu has attended the last eight Super Bowls, and while he had some apprehension going into this game because of the weather and transportation concerns, he ended up having a great time.

“Even though it was a blowout on TV and a lot of people were disappointed in the game, it doesn't feel like that at the actual game,” Stu said. “The energy was so high and the Seattle fans are so nuts, that it was still really, really exciting. And the game itself was great. And then in the breaks, you know, it's totally different. The breaks are really long. The setup for the halftime show is a show in and of itself.”

While there was a lot of hype prior to the game about transportation and security, Stu said his experience wasn’t actually that bad because instead of heeding the advice of game organizers and taking mass transportation, he paid for a parking pass.

“Getting to and from was the easiest thing in my life because of the fact, we mentioned it last hour, that I didn't listen to everyone's warnings that you had to take the train. They kept saying this over and over again. ‘Everyone, you have to take the train.’ I drove. I wound up getting a parking pass.”

“You must are have paid a fortune for this thing,” Pat interjected.

While Stu refused to admit how much money he coughed up, it’s safe it say it was a lot. Not only did Stu splurge on parking pass, his seats were not too shabby either.

“We were like on the 10-yard line – opposite side of the cameras were. We were looking at it in reverse on TV. It was great,” Stu said. “It doesn't get any better than that… It's never too much of a hassle.”

Weather was another concern for the day, but it actually ended up being a balmy 49 degrees at kickoff. As it turns out, Stu was a little overdressed for the occasion.

“I will say it was cold,” Stu said. “Apparently my friend Chris, who of course runs your company, Glenn, went with me to this game, apparently was tweeting out photos of me and what I was wearing. I may have over prepared, as if I was going to be outside in the arctic.”

Next year, the Super Bowl will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and it looks like Stu might have some company.

“[Raphe and I have] been watching football, and Raphe was like, ‘Let's go to the Super Bowl.’ And I'm thinking: It's New York. It's going to be cold. It's going to be miserable. The people are miserable. The cops are miserable. It's going to be miserable! I didn't want to go,” Glenn said. “[But] I'm going next year. I'm taking my son next year… and maybe Pat. I'll invite like all my friends. Stu will be there. Pat will be there… I’ll bring the camera guys. People I don't even know.”

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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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