Three Things You Need to Know - October 26, 2017

Bush 41 --- Rear Patter.

War hero.

41st President of the United States.

Rear Patter.

George H. W. Bush is under attack for patting a woman’s behind in 2014. I can’t believe I just said that sentence. Yesterday, actress Heather Lind accused H.W. of patting her on the rear and making a joke.

Quote, “I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say “not again.”

The alleged joke she is referring to goes like this, “Do you know who my favorite magician is? David Cop-a-Feel.”

That’s just a terrible joke. David Copperfield isn’t even relevant anymore!

Bush was forced to issue an official statement from his office on the matter that reads “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke-and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as I inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes sincerely.”

C’mon people, this is ridiculous. Bush is not a sexual predator.

You can’t group Bush 41 in with the likes of Harvey Weinstein.

It’s like apples and bananas. They’re not the same.

Why did Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch Stonewall Congress?

The Obama administration never intended for you to hear what’s about to become public.

An informant, undercover for five years, gathered information on Russia’s efforts to grow its atomic energy business, not in Siberia, but here in the United States. Not only were the Russian’s successful in controlling a large swath of American Uranium, but they did so by engaging in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering. In Russia, they probably call that business as usual, but in America, we have one word for that type of venture: ILLEGAL.

According to an article in The Hill last week, the FBI was aware of all this BEFORE the Obama administration approved the deal, and a big source of their evidence came from this undercover informant. Now up until just recently, all we heard on this was whispers and rumors, but last night the Department of Justice cleared the way for the informant to speak to Congress.

Now hang on a second. Why wasn’t this done years ago? This informant witnessed a slew of illegal activity by a hostile nation looking to control one of our strategic assets. That kinda sounds like it might be relevant. It’s been EIGHT YEARS since he went undercover with the FBI and Congress hasn’t heard a peep.

So why did both Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch stonewall Congress from hearing the informant’s testimony? He literally had a Department of Justice gag order, not to keep him from telling his girlfriend or neighbor about his super cool time as an FBI spy, but to keep the truth from the American people. Why would they do that?

Well, let’s see. According to The Hill, when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Russia routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Russian speaking fees. This was all allegedly part of Russian efforts to influence the U.S. government to approve the Uranium deal. The informant's attorney said that her client will be able to shed light on quote “what all the Russians were talking about during the time that all these bribery payments were made.”

Well then. That kind of puts this gag order in new context. Get your popcorn ready. This is about to get interesting.

Let’s all learn a lesson from 'Dudley Dough' pizza.

“Pizza with a purpose.”

That’s the motto of Boston area restaurant “Dudley Dough.”

They serve the usual fare. Pizza, coffee, and…economic justice.

Dudley Dough was opened in 2015 by the nonprofit organization Haley House to test out their ideas of economic justice and fair wages.

But sadly, just two years after opening, Dudley Dough is closing their doors. By all accounts, the pizza was delicious and fresh. It was their social justice inspired business model that was rotten.

The pizza joint started out with money (a $100,000 donation from the owner of the New England Patriots) but since they weren’t intent on really making any dough on their own, the business failed.

Look, Dudley Dough had some really nice ideas. They made sure they paid their employees more than minimum wage and donated pizza for daily tutoring sessions. That’s nice!

But what would really be nice, for the employees and clients, is if they were still open. Making money is not evil. It’s a fact that capitalist minded people and the businesses they start are better able to share their money and success with exponentially more people.

If Dudley Dough struck a good balance between taking care of their community and taking care of finances, they might still be in business.

Let’s all learn a lesson from Dudley Dough. Social justice is worse than anchovies on pizza.

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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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