What’s Glenn think about that new Star Wars trailer?

On radio this morning, the guys started talking about the new Star Wars trailer. While Pat and Stu found the trailer to be weak, Glenn enjoyed it, saying "I like the lightsaber."

While for the most part, the trailer is getting a very positive reaction online, there is a core group of incredibly ridiculous nerds who have a different opinion. Stu took the opportunity to read some of the negative comments from the fans. The logic behind some of these comments could even put Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory to shame.

STU: Here's some of the comments about the sword. So Steven Colbert said it's awesome. Then comments like this: There shouldn't be metal on the top of the cross guard. There should be metal on the bottom. Why create potential shrapnel, a blow would vaporize some of the cover, but probably not all of it. Some of it would fly off. Colbert is great, but his reasoning is specious.

PAT: That's a —

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: That's a person who has never kissed a girl.

STU: Not even close.

GLENN: Not willingly, but probably on both sides.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: I imagine we'll discover the practicality of this design in the movie. If not, I imagine the good folks at ILM are scrambling to turn out a scene.

PAT: Oh, yeah. That's definitely at the top of their list.


PAT: That's unbelievable.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. That's what they're doing right now. Oh, my gosh, we got the lightsaber wrong. Somebody come up with a scene so we can explain this.


Oh, man. This is — we want to talk about first world problems.

STU: Someone tries to come in here and get really upset.

He's like: Come on, guys, what are you complaining about? He says: I love how nitpicking how people who can deflect blaster fire, traveling at the speed of sound, wouldn't be able to wield this new sword without cutting their hand. Really?

And the comments back to him are: Blaster bolts do not travel at the speed of light. Presuming blaster bolts are composed of plasma, super-heated ionized gas —

PAT: You have to be kidding me.

STU: — contained perhaps within a magnetic field, and they are not comprised of the very things in the universe that do travel at the speed of light, namely massless particles, e.g., photons and electromagnetic radiation, of which light is actually a type.

GLENN: [laughter]

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: It was on the tip of my tongue. I was just going to say that.

GLENN: This is geek central.

STU: This is great. That being said, we can only assume, the speed of a blaster bolt is comparable to that of real-world projectiles. So somewhere in the range of just below the speed of sound to about three times the speed of sound. Now that's still too fast for the human eye to track, meaning the blaster bolts we see in the film are slowed for visual effect. Even with a force guiding a Jedi's action —

GLENN: Wait. Wait. Wait. Say that last line, Mr. Scientist.

STU: Even with a force guiding a Jedi's action, blocking a blaster bolt is an incredible feat.

GLENN: [Laughter]

JEFFY: That's tremendous.

PAT: Pretty solid. Yes, and he's right. Even with the force, it's an incredible feat.

JEFFY: Can't argue with it.

PAT: And yet we can't argue it didn't happen because we've all seen it happening. So with the force, you can do it. You can block a blaster bolt fire thing.

GLENN: You know, I remember The Empire Strikes Back. That was the second one. Right?

Or, I'm sorry the fifth one.

STU: Yes, correct. The best one.

GLENN: I was in Washington, DC. I was working at WPGC at the time. And we had the premiere. It was the first time that I was ever afraid of an audience. Because I went to the premiere, and everyone was dressed up as their favorite Star Wars character.

STU: That's only the second one? That's pretty amazing. I didn't know that happened that fast.

GLENN: No. It was a big deal. Remember when Empire Strikes Back that was a huge huge deal. I remember going to the theater. I had to speak to everybody. I'm like, okay, hello, all of you Wookies. Good to see you all here.

STU: What did they sound like? (sound effect).

GLENN: [laughter]

JEFFY: Is he drunk. We're not all Wookies.

STU: By the way, he was drunk, by the way. You're correct.

PAT: You probably were.

STU: Glenn was drunk.

GLENN: No. I was only 18 — but, yes, I say probably was drunk. I'm sorry, ma'am. You're not dressed as a Wookie. Lovely hairstyle.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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