🎂Happy birthday Glenn and Stu!🎂

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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.

But you can guarantee Tania served him up a nice tall glass of celery juice to get his big day started on the right track.

As this childhood birthday photograph attests, nobody loves Glenn more than his big sister, 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! 🎊 — 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. — 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. ♡ 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? — Caterina from Los Lunas, New Mexico
Happy Birthday, Glenn and Stu 🎁🎂 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. — 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!!! — 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. — 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.

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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!

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TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

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The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

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Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

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Here are some of the knee-jerk reactions that the media had to this Jessie Smollett hoax, from Insider Edition, CNN, E! News, Headline News, CNBC, TMZ, to name a few:


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And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:



Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

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Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

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The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.