The 'big winner' for Glenn in Thursday's debate

With Glenn off radio for a month, last night's debate was a great way for him to see some of the GOP candidates in action. Let's face it, Glenn has made it very clear that certain candidates (*cough* Ted Cruz *cough*) are strong front runners. That's why Glenn's revelation of who he thought won the debate was so surprising.

Before Thursday's debate, Glenn considered Senator Marco Rubio kind of a "question mark" as a candidate.

"You're not really sure who he is. You haven't seen a lot of him," Glenn said on radio Friday.

Glenn went on to declare Rubio not only the winner of the debate, but also someone he might consider supporting.

"I think he really truly believes things. Because of what he said last night and what he said on CNN this morning," Glenn said, referencing Rubio's interview with Chris Cuomo talking about his stance on abortion.

Watch the video or read the full transcript of the segment below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it may contain errors.

GLENN: I said earlier that the big -- the big winner from last night, I thought, because he was so likable and he was so strong on things, that he went up in my head on placement. I didn't change who -- I'm for Ted Cruz.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: But I'm looking -- okay, if Ted Cruz doesn't get the nod, who can get it. All right. Number two for me is Rand Paul. Now, Marco Rubio was one of those guys who I was like, okay, if Ted doesn't get it. Who else is there?

GLENN: Marco Rubio moved up a lot last night for me. One of the things he said -- and I think Stu is right on this. Stu said earlier today, I think he's not a guy who is playing politics. I think he really truly believes things. Because of what he said last night and what he said on CNN this morning.

This is not going to be popular in the popular -- in the general election. And it's really kind of -- I don't know if it's that popular with all of the Republicans as well.

PAT: He's not worried about that though.

GLENN: I know that.

PAT: Like you were just saying, this is his position. He's proud of his position. He's not ashamed of it in any way. And he defends it really well.

GLENN: Here he is this morning on CNN with Chris Cuomo talking about his stance on abortion.

MARCO: Science has decided when it's human life.

CHRIS: Science has not decided it's at conception.

MARCO: Let me correct you. Science has -- absolutely it has. Science has concluded absolutely it has. What else can it be? It cannot turn into an animal. It can't turn into a donkey. The only thing that can become is a human being.


CHRIS: Look, of course, I understand the logic, but it's a little too simple.

MARCO: It's a human life. It cannot be anything else.

CHRIS: Senator, I understand that. But that's oversimplifying it a little bit.


GLENN: Stop. Stop. Stop. He's exactly right.

PAT: Oh, he's crushing Cuomo here.

GLENN: There's nothing else it can be. So when does life begin? When does it become a human? It is at the moment of conception. Because there's nothing else -- it won't grow into a shoe. It won't grow into a tumor. It's a child, period.

CHRIS: -- this is a presented argument of science. In having a DNA map, so does a plant. It's about when it becomes a human being. I'm not saying what I think in answer to that question. That's not my position. But don't you think if you want to be a leader of the future, that's a question that deserves an answer that is definitive beyond your faith. When does life begin? None of you are calling for any type of panel for conception.

MARCO: At conception. At conception.

CHRIS: That's your faith. That's your faith. That's not science.

MARCO: No, it isn't.

CHRIS: It is not definitive science.

MARCO: It absolutely is.

CHRIS: I'll have scientists all morning from all walks of life who will say, we cannot say it is definitely human life at conception.

PAT: What?

GLENN: Stop. Stop.

PAT: What else could it be? I want one scientist who will tell you it's not human life. One -- I want one. Because I would love to have the argument with that scientist.

GLENN: What else could it be?

PAT: What could it be? What could it be?

STU: Never anything else.

GLENN: He says, well, it has a DNA map. So does a plant. Yes, of a plant.

If I took the DNA from a tree and I said is that a tree? You would look at the DNA coding and you would go, that's a tree.

STU: Right. Yeah, it's plant life. And this is human life.

GLENN: Right. When there's --

PAT: If you take a seed and plant it, like you take a seed of a tree and you plant it, well, I don't know that that's a tree. Prove that's a tree.

GLENN: Give me some time. It will sprout very soon. And if you want to look at it scientifically, you could take the DNA and say, yes, that is an oak tree.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It's just a very young oak tree. It is the seed of an oak tree. But it is the oak tree. It won't grow into anything else.

STU: This starts after about three minutes of this, by the way. It goes on and on and on.

GLENN: By the way, Chris Cuomo, what are they looking for in space? What are they looking for in space? Life.

STU: The signs of it.

GLENN: The conditions that could create life. If we find bacteria on Mars, they will declare it life.

STU: They sure will. They sure will.

GLENN: So how do you say that bacteria on Mars is life, but the baby inside is not?

STU: Is not. Yeah. That's incomprehensible.

PAT: That's a good argument.

STU: And Rubio in a tough position. In a very hostile interview, sits there and defends this over and over again.

PAT: He's fine with it.

STU: He's fine with it. He believes it. He's confident. I got the sense listening to this interview and kind of what happened in the debate last night, that if he winds up losing because of this, he's totally fine with it. Fine.

GLENN: He is. I met with him on vacation, and we have to have him on the show and spend some time with him. I met with him on vacation. He is that guy.


GLENN: He just believes what he believes, and he's willing to say what he believes. And if he loses, that's fine. I got that feeling from him.

JEFFY: That's what got him in office in Florida as a senator. And before that. But as a senator for sure.

GLENN: Yeah.

Glenn Beck: Elon Musk's 'Twitter Files' part 2 EXPLAINED

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Former New York Times journalist Bari Weiss has unveiled the second round of Elon Musk's "Twitter Files" and, despite what the corporate media insists, this is a very big deal. Twitter clearly lied to us about shadow-banning conservatives, and now we have proof.

"Teams of Twitter employees built blacklists, prevented disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limited the visibility of entire accounts, or even trending topics, all in secret, without informing users," Weiss reported.

But that’s just the beginning. On "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday, Glenn explained everything inside the second set of "Twitter Files."

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I recently came across an old propaganda poster from the Soviet Union. Vladimir Lenin stands in front of a giant red Soviet emblem. His right arm stretches forward with a caption that reads:

To the bright future of communist society, universal prosperity and enduring peace.

The words “TO THE BRIGHT FUTURE” would go on to be used by some — the Politburo, party officials and the KGB — as an excuse when they asserted their heavy hand on their people.

You don’t like reporting nothing but propaganda and lies in Soviet media? Don’t worry… it’s for your safety.


Or… you don’t want your family member to go to the re-education camp? TO THE BRIGHT FUTURE.

For others — all the people suffering under Communist control — the phrase became a sort of coping mechanism. Sure this all sucks, but… TO THE BRIGHT FUTURE... I guess???

In the name of securing “universal prosperity and enduring peace,” the Soviets injected political commissars and KGB thugs into every aspect of society: industry, pseudo-businesses, the media… everywhere and everything. The State — which is always called THE PEOPLE for some reason — had their tentacles into everything. No decisions were made without their approval, order or manipulation.

We see this in totalitarian Leftist governments all over the world. Chinese companies are completely infiltrated by their politburo overlords. Under Xi Jinping, a national intelligence law signed in 2017 states:

Any organization or citizen shall support, assist, and cooperate with state intelligence work according to law.

Think about that the next time you use a phone that was made by Huawei, or you fire up TikTok to watch a string of cat videos with funny music in the background, or you purchase a Chinese-made watch that looks suspiciously like a near-perfect clone of an Apple watch.

The product you are using can be used to support Chinese national intelligence work. They’ve told us this upfront of course, but we use them all anyway.

Can I ask you a question? The way both the Soviets and Chinese treat businesses and their own people… how is OUR CURRENT SYSTEM any different?

The FBI — THE POLITICAL COMMISSARS THEMSELVES — admitted recently to holding regular meetings with all the big social media companies. They maintained quote “relationships” and “met weekly.” Mark Zuckerberg gave a hint on a Joe Rogan podcast on what some of the meetings contained. He said the FBI warned them about some Russian propaganda that was about to be released.

The FBI already had a copy of the laptop

We now know that this was referencing Hunter Biden’s laptop. But here’s the thing… the FBI already had a copy of the laptop. They KNEW that it wasn’t Russian propaganda. So why was the FBI feeding misinformation to social media companies to give a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge on what they should do when Hunter’s laptop came out?

We already know that the FBI didn’t want Donald Trump to become President. We saw that when an FBI lawyer was caught FALSIFYING EVIDENCE in order to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign official, Carter Page.

And speaking of FBI lawyers, it was the FBI’s top lawyer, James Baker, that helped facilitate the meeting between Democratic operative Michael Sussman and FBI investigators to look into the bogus Trump/Alfabank smear.

Baker would then leave the FBI, and guess who quickly hired him… TWITTER. We now know from Elon Musk’s Twitter file disclosure that James Baker, as now TWITTER’S top lawyer, helped to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story.

But wait… THERE’S MORE. When Musk tried to release the files showing how Twitter suppressed the story, Baker INTERCEPTED the evidence to “vet” as it was about to get released. Was it to take out all the parts that showed FBI involvement? Musk wasn’t amused and FIRED James Baker. I wouldn’t be surprised if he just goes right back to his old job at the FBI.

The Twitter Files show how outside political actors, USUALLY from the left, have a far too friendly relationship with Big Tech, and these companies are all too willing to do their bidding.

We knew all of this already. It was OBVIOUS. But it’s a heck of a site to see it from their OWN EMAILS.

So… what’s the difference between us and the Soviet Union and China? The difference is that the people of the Soviet Union and China had this kind of behavior FORCED on them. Today, Silicon Valley AND THE MEDIA do it on their own accord. TO THE BRIGHT FUTURE!

New York mom ARRESTED after son shows school nurse his new tattoo

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The mother of a 10-year-old boy was arrested in Highland, New York, for allowing her son to get a permanent tattoo on his forearm.

Crystal Thomas was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a school nurse discovered her son's new tattoo, his name in large block letters, and reported it to school officials. Thomas faces up to one year in prison if convicted, and her two children were both taken away by child protective services. The tattoo artist was also arrested.

In New York, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get a tattoo, even with parental consent.

In New York, state officials have introduced a bill that would ensure that parents who allow their young children to receive so-called "gender-affirming care" — which may include puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgeries — are protected under the law, as well as the physicians who provide such "care."

"Can [you] hear the cognitive dissonance in this story?" asked Glenn Beck on the radio program. "You have got to be kidding me."

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Chloe Cole says she began to be "brainwashed" by the gender ideology she saw all over social media when she was only 11 years old. By the time she turned 13, Chloe was convinced that she was a boy, and her parents didn't know how to respond. So they turned to the so-called "experts," who rushed Chloe into life-altering hormone treatments and surgeries. Not only did these experts give "no alternatives" to transitioning, but they lied to Chloe's parents behind her back to scare them into compliance.

Chloe joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to share her heartbreaking experience and to expose the dark world of “gender-affirming care,” which she believes no teen should ever be subject to — from hormone blockers to mastectomies: "This is all wrong. I regret every single step, and this shouldn't have happened."

She also had a warning for parents about what led her to make those decisions in the first place, and she provided some key advice on how to react compassionately to situations like hers.

Watch the full podcast with Chloe Cole below:

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