Glenn: Are we morons?

After listening to ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith excoriate the politically correct crowd, Glenn wondered what it is people want in America today. Is the goal to be coddled and spoken down to like morons? Or is the goal to be free?

“Let me just go through one thing here on the choice that we all have to make,” Glenn said. “We all have to decide: What do you want? Do you want to be free, or do you want to be coddled? Do you want to be treated like a moron, or do you want to be treated like an adult? If you want to be treated like an adult you have to start acting like an adult.”

As you may have noticed, Mercury Studios is undergoing a major renovation of both its studio and office space. Glenn has a very unique vision for the space that included hanging a giant, 35-foot submarine over the main office space. While shopping for furniture, Glenn happened across a wooden octopus carving that would compliment the submarine nicely. Ben, head of the American Dream Labs team overseeing the renovations, agreed, and the octopus was hung as well.

Photos of the new office space at Mercury Studios:

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The project has been underway for several months, but both the octopus and submarine were finally in place on Friday afternoon at which point at least one member of Glenn’s staff – ahem, Jeffy – raised some concerns. Apparently, the octopus hangs over the center of a table and the tentacles of the octopus are technically at eye level, though because of the placement, it would be very difficult for someone to poke their eye out as Jeffy suggested.

“I just wanted to talk to Ben about it because it looked dangerous,” Jeffy said on radio this morning.

Ben shared Jeffy’s feedback with Glenn over the weekend, to which Glenn had a very simple response.

“I said, ‘Here's how you answer that from here on out: I didn't realize Glenn was in the habit of hiring morons.’ Yes, Jeffy, you are the exception. But we don’t hire morons,” Glenn explained. “I mean I stood there at the tentacles of the octopus, and yes, they are at eye height. But let me tell you something: Nobody's standing that close to the octopus. If you are, what are you doing? Are you licking their little suction cups? What are you doing?”

“So anyway, we all have to decide,” he continued. “This is not just a monologue about us here in this building. This is a monologue for all of Americans. Are you a moron?”

As Glenn explained, we have devolved into a society in which we are policing one another’s each and every move. If we truly believe people are moronic and require that kind of constant oversight, than maybe there is no hope.

“Am I the only one? Can we not have some sort of personal responsibility in our lives? I don't want to have everything made safe for me,” Glenn concluded. “My gosh. Think of our childhood. We all survived somehow or another. We all survived.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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