πŸŽ‚Happy birthday Glenn and Stu!πŸŽ‚

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Life has a way of kicking you in the pants sometimes and we've had a few of those events in recent weeks. The silver linings in times like these are gaining a greater appreciation for your family and friends. Family isn't only blood. Family includes all those that have an impact on your heart and help you foster love and make the world a better place.

As a staff and as an audience, we can all say Glenn and Stu are our family. They work tirelessly to bring information to you but it's not for the paycheck. Their hearts are so full of love for you that they put in the long hours needed to be what you need them to be because of the love that has been fostered with you.

Stu a.k.a Steven Burguiere celebrated his birthday on February 9th with his daughter Ainslee with whom he shares a birthday.


Sunday the 10th is when the "Big Guy" celebrated his birthday. If you've been following the show as of late, Glenn has been whining about his new diet.

Glenn hasn't mentioned what he had planned for his birthday, but an educated guess might conclude it did not involve cake.

As this childhood birthday photograph attests, nobody loves Glenn more than his big sister,Β Michelle.

Watch Michelle's birthday message to her little brother, Glenn, below:

We all love Glenn and Stu and feel like they're family, so we thought we'd let you write in with your birthday wishes. We had messages pour in from California to Florida and even Scotland. Here are just a few of the many birthday wishes from listeners:

Glenn and Steve, thank you for being lights in the storm, voices of reason in a crazy world and the perfect combination of broadcasters. Wishing you both another healthy, happy and successful year. May God bless you and your families. After losing Doc this week, it really made me realize how much y'all impact my day. I invite you into my home 3-4 hours a day. That is more than any other guest. I know it is a one way relationship, but that relationship has changed my life. So thank you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY fellas! 🎊 β€” Shelley
Happy birthday Glenn and Stu ! Love you both and appreciate everyday what you do. I was with you in DC, Israel, Dallas, Salt Lake City and Birmingham . Thanks for the wonderful memories. β€” Diana from Rose Hill, Kansas
Glenn Beck, it's my joy to celebrate another year of your life! Who would have known that a sick twisted freak from the Pacific northwest would be one of the impactful men of our time. I thank God in heaven for the gift of you, and I pray we get to celebrate you for many, many more outrageous years! Happy Birthday from Dory Ann in Buffalo, N.Y.. [no relation to those jholes downstate] xoxo
Happy birthday Glenn and happy belated birthday Stu! Ya'll are like family to me and to so many others. Thank you for not just talking the talk but for always walking the walk as well, with dignity and grace. You work so hard to keep us informed and to seek truth. I have learned so much from both of you over the last 10 years through laughter and tears. You have helped to open my mind, spirit and heart over the years, a truly priceless gift. Thank you for fighting for we the people and for empowering us to seek truth and love. β™‘ Big hugs to you both!!!! Love, Holly from Raleigh, NC
Dear Stu and Glenn, you and The Blaze bring quality information into our homes and lives everyday, but you do more than that. You also exhibit a Christ driven example of leadership for all of us to mirror. Not 'I am your leader', more of a 'this is how I think He wants us to be'. This is how we may save our America and those who depend on her, if it is in His will. Huge thanks to you and your staff for the true journalism and fact finding, and showing us the path for our own truth quest. Aaaaannnd.......you share a birthday with my lovely first born daughter. February 9th is really 'gift' day to us all, isn't it? β€” Caterina from Los Lunas, New Mexico
Happy Birthday, Glenn and Stu πŸŽπŸŽ‚ I have learned so much from you over the years, I have learned to grow my thinking, and I have even changed my views after reading and studying what you've said. Thank you for your hard work, diligence, commitment to our great nation, and for teaching and leading those of us who listen and follow. God bless you and keep you❣️— Amy from Waco, Texas
Happy birthday (February 9th for Steve "Stu" Burguiere and February 10th for Glenn Beck)! May we stand with you to assist others to join "Outrage Anonymous" so that we may all recover from our irrational addiction to thinking that getting upset and angry will solve our problems rather than employ the cool-headed and evenhanded critical thinking that you espouse every single day that is the only way to bring us all together and ensure a world and country that we can all be proud of for generations to come. β€” Zagros from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Happy Birthday Stu! Happy Birthday Glenn! Thank you for all you do! I learn something new everyday! God Bless!!! β€” Teresa from Rock Valley, Iowa
Happy Birthday Glenn and Stu! Thank you for being voices of reason. Our Captain, and First Mate on this ship that feels rickety at times, charting the turbulent seas that our country has become. Your words often echo what we are already feeling, and many times you provide a measured approach to discourse that we have with friends and family. We appreciate all your work. All the 'news' you watch so we don't have to! We are all trying to ring the bell, show the way. You help us find each other and feel less alone. Only God knows how this will progress. But along the way, because of you and all of your team at the Blaze, Mercury One, O.U.R., we have met wonderful fellow travelers and learned the true meaning of charity. β€” Jean from West Palm Beach, Florida

Longtime listeners know that Glenn and Pat exchange the same pair of pants as a gift each year and have done so for decades. They may be the ugliest pair of pants ever designed, but they will live on in infamy on the Glenn Beck Program. That's all fun and games but have you ever wondered what Glenn gives Stu as a gift?

This year at least, he spared the only conservative vegetarian and did not send a meat basket.

Twitter/@WorldOfStu

We couldn't include all the messages sent in but thank you to all who did. Words cannot express how much this audience is connected and how much love we've shared over the years. You never know how long you've got and you never know how much we mean to each other so now is the time to express just how much we care about one another.

God bless and happy birthday Glenn and Stu!

This was originally published in 2019.

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 β€” 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."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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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.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

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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 β€” which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe β€” 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.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally β€” even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

Watch the video clip below:


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