It's Time: Background Checks, Waiting Periods for Buying a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are the new (well, old, really) weapon of choice for jihadis. Most disturbing, they are readily available to anyone looking to can food or explode something. And since we can't control how people will use pressure cookers, there's a clear choice to make here.

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"Here's the thing, at the very least, we should have background checks for people buying pressure cookers, maybe a waiting period," Co-host Stu Burguiere suggested Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program.

"Well, also the knife. The guy in Minnesota. We should have a background check on knives," Glenn added.

Read below or watch the clip for answers to these powerful questions:

• Is homemade canning a science project?

• If a science project looks like a clock, can it also be a bomb?

• Does anyone really need a pressure cooker?

• Do people really need knives to cut apples?

• Are there alternatives to using a kitchen knife in the kitchen?

Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

GLENN: Hello, America. Welcome to the program. Glad you're here.

The woman who found the second bomb in New York, the pressure cooker with the wires coming out of it and the timing device -- do you know what she originally thought?

STU: I do.

GLENN: She originally thought it was a clock made by some kid as a science project.

PAT: Oh, yeah. Right.

STU: You mean exactly the clock Ahmed the clock kid story, except in reverse?

GLENN: Yes, yes, yes. Yes.

PAT: Clockmed.

GLENN: Clockmed. And then she walked away from it. And she had -- it bothered her. So she went back inside, and she called the police.

PAT: What I loved was her quote. Did you see her quote? They keep saying if you see something, say something. So I did.

It was great.

GLENN: So I did. So she -- the police come. And she comes out on her porch because it's right there by her porch. She comes out on her porch and she's like, "Does anybody want any cookies?" She's just standing there watching them. And one of the cops said, "Run, run." And she runs to a neighbor's house, and it goes off.

PAT: Oh, wow.

STU: Is that --

GLENN: No, no. That's the one she found, and they got that one safe. It didn't go off.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: She ran to a neighbor's house.

STU: Right. And that's the one that they found -- because of the cell phone, we're able to link it to this guy. Amazing.

GLENN: Yes, yes. So they're not all science projects, kids. That and so much more begins right now.

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GLENN: I mean, I'd like to know why that woman hates people who -- you know, she sees a pressure cooker out there in the middle --

PAT: All of a sudden, it's a bomb. Okay.

GLENN: All of a sudden, it's a bomb. What do you --

STU: I think we should be clear here, no one needs a pressure cooker.

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: Amen.

STU: There are other types of ovens that you can easily use.

GLENN: Right. You can give them a warm water bath without the pressure. You can -- do we not have cans?

PAT: No one needs food cooked under pressure. No one.

STU: No. No one.

GLENN: Right. And why can't we just go to the store? There's plenty of places you can go and get that already done --

PAT: How many deer have you ever cooked in a pressure cooker?

GLENN: How many, what?

PAT: Deer. I'd never cook my deer in a pressure cooker. It's got no use for hunting at all.

GLENN: Right. Wait.

STU: Here's the thing, at the very least, we should have background checks for people buying pressure cookers. Maybe a waiting period.

GLENN: Well, also the knife. The guy in Minnesota. We should have a background check on knives.

PAT: Right.

STU: Exactly. You don't need a knife. Think about this. Think about an apple. Okay? When you cut apple -- can you use a knife? Sure. But it's like using a machine gun to hunt rabbits. What you need is one of those little core slicer things that you just pop on top of the apple, you press down, slices all of them at once. You get multiple slices and less effort. Only a psychopath with intent of murder would need to buy a knife to slice an apple.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: If you need to cut a melon, do it with your hand. Like a brown belt in karate, give it a chop.

GLENN: Stop it right now. Stop right now.

PAT: What? I'm just suggesting alternatives to using a knife.

GLENN: Stop it. I know what you're suggesting.

Featured Image: A pressure cooker with a simple regulator and an oval lid. The lid is larger than the hole, so it has to be rotated and tilted to fit in the hole, and then pressure from inside holds it up. The safety pressure release is a rubber plug under the bar holding the lid up. (Photo Credit: Hustvedt, Wiki Commons)

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.