Glenn: I'm sick and tired of seeing the flag at half-mast

In the aftermath of last Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood, Glenn delivered an impassioned monologue in which he advocated for the rearming of our military bases.

“The other thing our troops need… is a gun. I know we can disagree on whether or not guys like me should have a gun, but… they have a right to defend themselves,” Glenn said. “I don’t understand a country that disarms the military… You can trust them in a snap decision walking in the streets in some other country… but you can’t trust them to carry a gun in our own country? It’s insane.”

On last Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who survived the 2009 attack at Ft. Hood, and Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin further promoted the idea that our servicemen and women on military bases should once again for allowed to exercise their right to bear arms.

“When I first heard the news… I was angry. I was hurt. And I felt defenseless because I felt that I was in a position, again, where I could not protect those that needed to be protected,” Lunsford said. “How many times are we going to exercise the fact that we are expendable and just let these things happen and in the aftermath say, ‘Well, I’m sorry for your loss?’ That doesn’t cut it because people died. Give us a right to defend ourselves because that’s what we’re trained to do.”

Other active and retired members of the military have expressed similar sentiment. Earlier this week, TheBlaze published a story about a powerful letter written by a soldier who was at Ft. Hood last week asking for his “God-given right” to defend himself. Christopher Coleman, a member of the Texas Army National Guard, read the letter, which was written by First Lieutenant Patrick Cook, during a Texas State Senate hearing Monday.

“My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, and this past Wednesday I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot,” the letter begins.

“Through what I can only describe as a miracle, he somehow found enough strength to continue pushing against that door until the shooter gave up and went elsewhere, at which time he collapsed,” Cook continues. “Nearly a week later, I can still taste his blood in my mouth from when I and my comrades breathed into his lungs for 20 long minutes while we waited for a response from the authorities. This Soldier’s name was Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson, and his sacrifice loaned me the rest of my life to tell this story.”

Read the entire letter HERE.

On radio this morning, Glenn explained why Cook’s letter “should be the most viral thing in the country” and why he is “sick and tired” of seeing the American flag being flown at half-mast. These mass-casualty events will continue to happen again and again, if something is not done.

“No one would go to Fort Hood to shoot it up if everyone had their firearms. No one would do it,” Glenn said. “And if somebody… went and just pulled their gun out and they were going to shoot somebody, they would make one shot.”

When is the last time you heard about a mass shooting at a police department? Much like our military, police officers face life or death, high stress situations in which they must determine whether or not to draw their weapons, and yet unlike military bases, police stations are not gun-free zones.

“Here's a good example: When is the last time we had a mass shooting where 30 people were killed at a police department,” Stu asked. “It doesn't happen. Who the hell would go in there? They'd get shot in 10 seconds. No one would do it.”

Unfortunately, as these tragic events become more and more common, people become more desensitized to the violence. For example, Glenn, Pat, and Stu struggled to recall the details of yesterday’s mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania where 22 people were injured.

“How many people died in the stabbings yesterday,” Glenn asked. “Pat, you remember Columbine. You were on the air. The next day, after 22 people would have been injured, seven of them critically, do you think we would have had to look that up? Everybody would have known that… [But] it’s so frequent. I don't know. I can't keep up with them. All we say is, ‘Oh, dear God, another one?’”

“I don't know about you. I'm sick and tired of seeing the flag at half-mast. I see it at half-staff all the time,” he continued. “Am I the only one that's sick of that? Am I the only one that's like, ‘Why?’ It's absolutely not reasonable.”

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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