Pat's Pleasantly Political Mother's Day

If only Glenn had shown up in his Braveheart costume with blue-painted face to save Mother's Day. Unfortunately for co-host Pat Gray, no such luck. Pat's version of Mother's Day was riddled with politically progressive pleasantries.

"My son-in-law tends to be . . . he's got a . . . I'm going to put this very . . . he's got a very gentle heart. Isn't that a nice?" Pat said.

Well, that's sweet, but there seems to be something more there.

"He's a bleeding heart liberal," Pat admitted.

What heated political topic drove Pat nuts this Mother's Day? Transgender bathrooms? Illegal Immigration? Right to life issues?

"You know what it was? Food," Pat said. "Food."

Some people, it turns out, don't realize they're making bad food choices that are harmful to their bodies.

Sounds like a case for government intervention.

"It's funny because, Pat, you say it's not about politics . . . and the issue, of course here, is that it is about politics, right?" co-host Stu said. "The answer to that might be, I will start an educational program. I will start a website that will inform people. I will try to do outreach to these communities."

Naturally, progressives think dumb people who don't know the difference between "good" and "bad" food need help from the government.

"Because progressives have not changed. They have only lowered the consequence. Back in the early Progressive Era, around the 1900s, these people were idiots. There were idiot houses," Glenn said. "They were idiots. They were degenerates. They were people that were going to spoil the race because they were too stupid."

"These are the people that Margaret Sanger talked about," Pat said.

And what did Margaret Sanger and her ilk want to do to stupid people?

"Their idea was to eliminate them, and it was not Hitler that did the gas chamber. It was, what's his name? George Bernard Shaw. He's the guy that came up with the gas chamber. So their idea was to eliminate these people. The progressives have not changed. They still believe these people are idiots. They just think that now we have to care for them," Glenn said.

"Their punishment has changed. They don't want to eliminate them. They just want to control them now," Pat said.

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

GLENN: So I just unplugged this weekend from politics entirely. Pat didn't have that opportunity.

JEFFY: Just like you.

PAT: No, I didn't.

JEFFY: Oh, no?

GLENN: Yeah. Because Pat has allowed his children to marry.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Well, my -- my -- I -- my son-in-law --

STU: I think you as well.

GLENN: Yeah, but I approve. I approve.

PAT: My son-in-law tends to be -- he's got a -- I'm going to put this very -- he's got a very gentle heart. Isn't that a nice?

JEFFY: He does?

PAT: He's a bleeding heart liberal.

And he's liberal on some things, but he's conservative enough on other things to where, you know, most of the time you can get along.

JEFFY: And that's what you talked about mostly all weekend was all the conservative stuff that you see eye to eye on.

PAT: No. No. No.

GLENN: It's not even politics that drove him nuts. It's not even politics.

PAT: You know what it was? Food. Food.

JEFFY: What?

PAT: So he starts going off on food and nutrition and all --

GLENN: What's he do? Is he a nutritionist?

PAT: He's going to school, and he's studying in -- one of his classes involves food.

GLENN: You know him really well.

PAT: So he and Jackie are talking about food. Because you know what a health nut she is in nutrition and all that stuff.

GLENN: I know. I know.

PAT: And so they're talking about that. And I'm fine with that. And then he starts in on how there are people in this world who just don't know the food that's good for them.

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: They just don't understand what food is good for them. And I said, "What?"

(laughter)

Who are these people? Because I've never met them. I mean, you might think by looking at me that I don't know, but I do. And I disregard all that knowledge and consume the food.

(chuckling)

Who doesn't know about food?

(chuckling)

GLENN: Happy Mother's Day.

(laughter)

PAT: And he's like --

JEFFY: Can you pass me the mashed potatoes?

PAT: And he's like, "No, Pat, people just don't. They don't know. A lot of people don't know. A lot of them." I said, "In the United States of America, there are a lot of people who don't know?" And then my daughter starts in, "Well, in your area, Dad, like you guys have really nice grocery stores. There's some people who only have Walmart." Walmart? You can get fine food in Walmart!

STU: And, by the way, that's where I go to shop with the choice of all the great grocery stores.

PAT: Right. Most of us do because it's really cheap, right?

GLENN: And it's good food.

PAT: You can get good food cheaply.

JEFFY: You can get other things there.

STU: Yeah. They also have --

JEFFY: It's all in one.

GLENN: Now, can you get Duck ‡ l'orange at Walmart?

PAT: No, but you can't get it where I shop either.

GLENN: Okay. I can't where I shop either. I don't know where you buy Duck ‡ l'orange.

PAT: I think you buy the duck and then you buy the ‡ l'orange, and you can put them together at home. I think that's what happens.

GLENN: Okay. I don't know.

PAT: But you can do that at Walmart too. And so, anyway, he's -- at one point, he said there was something -- something like a Hispanic woman that he saw outside his work, and she was drinking some large cappuccino or frappuccino or something with all kinds of cream. And it was huge. And he was like, "Do you think she knew what she was doing with her body?" Yes. And I think she disregarded.

GLENN: Why is it important --

PAT: Why -- and why don't you think it's -- she knew?

GLENN: Well, that's what I was going to ask you: Why did he point out she was Hispanic?

PAT: I don't know. I don't know. Because in Hispanic community, they have less knowledge than we do? I mean, I think that's really insulting to Hispanics.

JEFFY: Yes.

PAT: To blacks. And liberals do this though. They -- it is the -- it is the -- it's the prejudice of low expectations.

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

PAT: It's the racism of low expectations.

JEFFY: It's way of saying, all she had to do was go to this fast food store.

PAT: I'm like, are there schools? Is there television? Is there internet? Has she seen a newspaper? Is there a magazine? Is there a flier?

GLENN: Is there a nutritional guide?

PAT: Is there a nutritional guide on -- which none of us look at, but are there all those things? And aside from that, you inherently know, ice cream is not as good for me as broccoli. I know because of the taste. Everyone knows it. But for some reason, we're supposed to believe that -- that minorities don't that know.

GLENN: Because progressives have not changed. They have only lowered the consequence. Back in the early Progressive Era, around the 1900s, these people were idiots. There were idiot houses.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Crazy houses. Idiot houses. They were idiots. They were degenerates. They were people that were going to spoil the race because they were too stupid.

PAT: These are the people that Margaret Sanger talked about.

GLENN: Margaret Sanger. And so their idea was to eliminate them. And it was not Hitler that did the gas chamber. It was, what's his name? George Bernard Shaw. He's the guy that came up with the gas chamber. So their idea was to eliminate these people. The progressives have not changed. They still believe these people are idiots. They just think that now we have to care for them.

PAT: Their punishment has changed. They don't want to eliminate them. They just want to control them now.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: And it's funny because, Pat, you say it's not about politics, which it was about food. And the issue, of course, here is that it is about politics, right?

PAT: It is. Because what do you do about it?

STU: Because the solution -- you have every right to think everyone else is an idiot and doesn't know what is in their frappuccino. The answer to that might be, I will start an educational program. I will start a website that will inform people. I will try to do outreach to these communities.

GLENN: I'll learn how to speak Spanish so I can say, "Lady, what are you doing, fatso?"

STU: El lardo, get out of the street. You'll do whatever you have to do.

GLENN: I don't think that's Spanish.

STU: I think it is.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: You have to put an O on street.

GLENN: Again, I don't think adding O to words is Spanish.

STU: The problem with the approach is you're doing it through government enforcing it. It's taking these beliefs that you have and saying, "Because I'm progressive and I'm smarter than everybody else, I get to be right and enforce it on everyone else, instead of letting them make their own decision."

PAT: Right. Exactly.

GLENN: It's amazing. Because these people are the ones that believe in Darwin. Survival of the fittest.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Then let them die in their fatness.

PAT: Yes. Or us. Because we're part of that, right? We're four fat guys sitting on two different couches that we barely fit on.

GLENN: I don't know if you know this, America is the fattest country in the world.

PAT: Except it's not. Except it's not. That came up in the discussion too.

GLENN: I was going to say, it sounds almost like -- you know that --

PAT: That America is the fattest -- that's one of the things he said was America's the fattest country on earth. And my son quickly thought, "Hmm, I don't think that's true." My 18-year-old son it up quickly on Google and finds out we're number seven. We're number seven. Mexico is ahead of us. Iceland is ahead of us. There's a bunch of countries. There's six countries ahead of us.

JEFFY: Is that true?

GLENN: I had no idea.

PAT: Yeah, most people don't.

JEFFY: We're always told we're the fattest.

PAT: We're always told -- and we just accept -- and I think at one time it was true. Five, six, seven years ago, we probably did top one of those lists. But I think in 2012, Mexico passed us. And now so have others.

GLENN: You know why? They've adopted our western way of life.

PAT: And that's why our western way of life needs to stop.

STU: It does seem to be winning a lot, doesn't it?

GLENN: I'd rather have the problem of fat than starvation.

PAT: Well, yes. That's the greatest problem that has ever faced mankind. Why would you rather do? Die of a heart attack when you're 65 or die of malnutrition and starvation at 16? I'm taking 65. Thank you very much.

STU: You talk about that story from the Soviet Union many times where they showed a documentary of what was going on in the United States about poor people.

GLENN: Poverty. This happened during the Reagan administration. This is when Gorbachev knew they were losing.

60 Minutes did this horrible, horrible piece on homelessness in America and how -- how bad the poor and the homeless were living in America. And he thought, look, they're taking -- they're taking themselves down. We can't be accused of propaganda. We'll take that 60 Minutes, and we'll play it on our state television and say, "This isn't coming from us. There's no edits here." It backfired because all the people looked at the poorest among us and went, "Holy cow, look at how they're living."

STU: They're overweight.

GLENN: They're overweight. They are -- look at what they have. Oh, my gosh.

And that was the story on poverty in America.

PAT: Wow. Wow.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It's a good problem to have, man.

GLENN: Great problem.

STU: It's a problem that has evaded every other country in human history in any other time. The fact that you have to worry about eating too much, not having the -- the official supply or enough supply to get through and, you know, keep yourself fed. That was always the problem.

PAT: They would say, it's only because we're eating the wrong foods.

STU: Yeah, by the way, that's not true. Study after study after study has shown the same mineral intake, the same vitamin intake, similar caloric intakes. It has nothing to do with that across the spectrum. Obviously, the food taste goes down when you can spend less on it.

GLENN: We were talking about this the other day. Imagine what food tasted like 100 years ago.

STU: Oh, it was probably horrible.

GLENN: Horrible. When everything had to be preserved with salt. So all of the meat, everything, all preserved with salt. Or smoke. Can you imagine how dark -- without sugar. How dark the food was? How salty and nasty food was?

PAT: Could not have looked appetizing.

GLENN: Oh, no.

JEFFY: But did you -- Pat, some people have to shop at Walmart.

PAT: Yeah, I know.

GLENN: I know. That's horrible.

PAT: I know. Really, it's crazy.

GLENN: Can you imagine?

PAT: Because you can't get lettuce.

STU: I love Walmart. I freaking love Walmart.

GLENN: Can you imagine taking people from any second world country --

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: -- and bringing them to Walmart. How they would just be overwhelmed. They would look at that and say, "Oh, this is disgusting."

PAT: The choices you have.

GLENN: Can you imagine? Not third world. Any second world country.

PAT: They wouldn't know what to do.

GLENN: Many places in Europe, they would come to that and go, "Oh, my gosh. Look at this." And we are rejecting it. Don't get me started. Because I'm about to go into an ugly, ugly place.

PAT: Thank you. Welcome to my Mother's Day.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

And now, this. Why didn't you call me? I would have gladly come and battled it out. I would have painted my face and come over there.

JEFFY: You were busy arranging.

GLENN: I would have -- I would have dressed and painted my face like Braveheart and come with a battle ax.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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