National media has already made Colorado shooter into a pro-life killer

Although many of the facts have yet to be revealed from the tragic shooting in Colorado, some in the media already have him pegged. Not surprisingly, the national media has characterized him as a pro-life conservative.

Today, Glenn and crew broke down what we do know about the man, and the truth points to something completely different. The truth reveals a very disturbed man with a history of inflicting pain on animals and other human beings. The truth points toward him being a mentally ill psychopath.

Watch a segment from the program below:

 

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

GLENN: Yeah, this guy in Colorado Springs, he has nothing to do with the pro-life movement. He has nothing to do with that. Yes, he does. Of course, he does.

STU: We don't know that yet. With the Colorado shooter, we don't have that information yet.

GLENN: No, I got that from the news.

STU: No, we don't have that. The police have not released that yet.

GLENN: No, the news has already made him into a pro-life killer.

STU: Oh, believe me, that's definitely true. The New York Times has a big story on it where the first line of the story is, "Even as authorities say they remain uncertain what precisely led a gunman to attack a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs on Friday," and then an entire column about why this should be applied to conservatives. Like why it's their fault. Why it's something we have to really look at.

Look at the rhetoric, and the political discourse really needs to be looked at. Yet again. It's always on that side. Every time there's something that can be tied to conservatives, it's a reason to look at our political discourse and how harsh it is. Not to even mention, we've been blaming police officers for just wanton murder of black people all over the country. At will, they're just gunning people down constantly in the eyes of the media. That never leads to anything. But it's all about abortion clinic bombings and shootings. Again, we're talking about eight deaths in 40 years.

GLENN: And that includes the three this weekend.

STU: If they do wind up applying.

PAT: And none of them were employees or patients of the clinic. None of them.

GLENN: We're trying to get a hold of -- I want to talk to a local reporter because I just don't trust the national news.

PAT: This is so weird. Because I'm -- I keep seeing from people on Facebook, on my Facebook page, that the shootings didn't even happen at the abortion clinic.

GLENN: Yeah. He had run -- this is what I had heard. That he had run -- he shot -- blood was everywhere. And he ran into the abortion clinic.

PAT: Right. At the end of this thing.

STU: That's where he went to hide out.

PAT: But I can't find that fact in a single story that I read. Have you?

GLENN: I saw it early on.

STU: That he ran in afterwards. I definitely did see that. I want to say it's the Washington Post. I read it yesterday. Find the exact wording of it. But it was worded just like that. This shooting happened. And then he went into Planned Parenthood afterwards. And that's why a lot of people were speculating because there's a bank next door. That it was a bank robbery early --

GLENN: I had that it was a bank robbery.

STU: I don't think that's the case. There's no evidence other than speculation.

GLENN: That's what I had heard early on. When it first broke, that's what they were saying.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: But this guy was not a conservative. This guy was not a religious guy.

STU: Well, we don't know what he was -- it doesn't look like it though.

PAT: No, he's a peeping Tom charged with animal cruelty for shooting a dog with a pellet gun. Those charges were dropped. Accused of domestic violence and threatening numerous others with violence. His voter registration listed him as a woman. Don't know why. You know, I don't know -- he doesn't look like he's transgendered. Some have speculated that he is. But I think there's little evidence of that. He's not a registered Republican. He's not a practicing Christian. He legally bought the guns. He's a big-time pot smoker. He's apparently into partying with women in bondage and all of that stuff. He's not a Christian. Whether or not he's pro-life, I don't know. But he didn't shoot abortion clinic workers or their patients. So...

GLENN: I have news for you. How a guy is a pothead S&M, bondage, party freak --

PAT: Animal cruelty guy. Peeping Tom.

GLENN: Animal cruelty.

PAT: He's not a Christian.

GLENN: But it also doesn't square with, he really cares about babies. Animal cruelty.

PAT: That's true.

GLENN: Animal cruelty?

STU: That's a good point.

GLENN: This guy is a psycho. When you get into animal cruelty -- remember Jeffy, we had those kids down in Florida, this was 15 years ago that were beating animals --

JEFFY: The llama.

GLENN: The llama with the golf club or whatever. And we made a big deal out of it, that those kids should be charged as an adult because you don't beat an animal to death. That is the first sign of a psycho. That is the first sign -- every psychopath, it has always been like, "Well, they should have known when he beat the animal to death with a golf club." Yeah, you should have known. You should have known. Here's another case. This guy is out shooting animals with a BB gun for fun. He's shooting a dog for fun. That's the sign of a psycho, man. That's not the sign of a Christian. That's a psycho.

And it shows also a pattern. He's inflicting pain on an animal. Then in his sexual habits, he likes to inflict pain.

PAT: No. Not a pro-life guy.

GLENN: This is not a pro-life guy. This is not a Christian. This is a psychopath.

PAT: It's also possible that this -- you know, the other thing they're trying to throw around today especially is that he ranted about "no more baby parts." Well, it's very likely that's coming from Planned Parenthood people. I don't put a lot of stock in that. Who knows if he was there with anything to do with Planned Parenthood or anything they've been doing. There's just no -- we've seen no concrete evidence. The police certainly haven't confirmed.

GLENN: Especially if he shot people off that and then ran in for a hideout. I would not put it past Planned Parenthood.

PAT: Not at all. Not at all. They're liars to begin with.

GLENN: He might have come in and said, "You got any body parts around here?" He might have said something about that.

PAT: Might have.

GLENN: Ranting about body parts. What does that even mean?

STU: My understanding is that -- at least the reports are that he said that to the officers. That's what they're saying. I don't know -- again, none of this stuff is fleshed out.

GLENN: None of this excuses his behavior. I want to make it very, very clear. We condemn this guy, no matter if he's an atheist or a Christian. It doesn't matter. We condemn him and everything that he's done.

STU: Oh, absolutely.

GLENN: There's been eight -- if you count these three, there have been eight people that have been killed because of abortion by a -- a pro-life psychopath.

STU: I mean --

GLENN: In 40 years.

STU: Yeah. I mean, obviously a lot of people have made the comparisons to 50 million abortions. That doesn't mean you kill eight people. Obviously. And people who would do or would consider such a thing are awful, horrific people, and you know, the worst people in our society.

But it's such an interesting thing of how you rush to making this into this wave of violence, when really there are -- I don't know if I could name a movement that is politically -- I mean, look at movements overseas. Separatist movements. Think of anything. I mean, you go to environmentalists. They have lots -- I don't know if they have eight murders or not. But it wouldn't surprise me if they did. There certainly have been multiple times they've gone in and taken guns and taken people hostage. They've done lots of terror around businesses and such.

You know, look, eight people. As you point out, 15 people were shot in Chicago and killed -- not that got shot.

GLENN: Yeah, 82 people were shot this last weekend. Eighty-two people were shot in Chicago.

STU: In one weekend.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Eight people over 40 years is -- you want it to be zero, but it's almost impossible to prevent something of that scale.

GLENN: Well, in 40 years, they almost doubled the death toll. They were one shy of doubling the death toll in one weekend in Chicago.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Where should our concern be?

STU: It's a priority. What are you going to focus your energies on? I don't think the pro-life movement is a legitimate target for that. I mean, you know, you --

GLENN: Everything is agenda driven now.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Absolutely everything is agenda driven now.

 

Featured Image: Lt. Catherine Buckley, a police spokeswoman, addresses the media during an active shooter situation at a Planned Parenthood on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

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Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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