Glenn Beck: '24' is back!

Mary Lynn Rajskub

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. And this Sunday is 24, a show that I've been watching for years. I remember the last episode of the first season, and I've never seen a show like this before and now it's becoming The Sopranos where it hasn't been on for five years. I don't even know, is Jack in a wheelchair, is he in an iron lung, what has happened, I don't know. And how are they going to outdo themselves this season. It starts Sunday. I saw the two-hour, what is it, kind of a, yeah, Redemption, a two-hour setup if you will that came out a couple of months ago and it's great. And Chloe is back.

Chloe, her real name, if you will, is Mary Lynn Rajskub and she is with us now. Chloe, we were thinking yesterday, or Mary Lynn, we were talking yesterday. Sorry about that. Do you get that all the time, the Chloe thing?

RAJSKUB: I get that all the time. Chloe?

GLENN: Yes. Sorry about that.

RAJSKUB: Even from family members. Sometimes they call me Chloe.

GLENN: Are you kind of like her?

RAJSKUB: I don't think so. I'm certainly not good with computers. There are parts of me that I like, are socially awkward. Like white hot sexual.

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GLENN: See, I've never, I've never seen that from Chloe. I've never seen that.

RAJSKUB: What do you mean?

GLENN: I've never -- I've seen the uncomfortable part but I think -- you know the last, I believe the last, was it the last season where you were hooking up with somebody on the show?

RAJSKUB: See what I'm saying? White hot sexuality.

GLENN: It was kind of disturbing the way that thing was presented just a little bit.

RAJSKUB: Yeah. Sometimes it happens, you know. We have to shove this character elements into the 24. It's not easy sometimes.

GLENN: That is kind of a new thing, isn't it? I mean, the one thing that I liked about 24 at the very beginning was that there wasn't any of -- there was no soap opera action. It was just, it was just going all, just nonstop.

RAJSKUB: Well, you know, and I think we got a lot of complaints because the stories kind of, they lost the range on what was happening last season, and I haven't seen this season yet but from what I've heard and, you know, from reading them way back when, we had the writers strike, we filmed these episodes like 18 months ago. But I've heard they are fantastic and 24's back to what people know and love, yet different.

GLENN: What do you -- what can you tell us about the story line without wrecking it? I'm not one of these people that want to know very much.

RAJSKUB: That's good because I can't remember very much. It was a long time ago.

GLENN: Good, good.

RAJSKUB: Jack is on --

GLENN: This is -- you feel like this is going well, this interview right now, don't you think?

RAJSKUB: It's pretty gangbusters.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah, I thought so too.

RAJSKUB: Jack is on trial for the torture acts, CTU has been -- there's no more CTU. So my character is in a van on a laptop working outside the government to uncover the terrorist plot that's happening within the government.

GLENN: Really?

RAJSKUB: Yes. Tony Almeda is back. He --

GLENN: Hold on just a second. Stu -- Stu is my executive producer. Did I not say two years ago that if I were on 24 directing it, I would have Jack go after the government and weed all the people out.

STU: Why don't you just spend the time enjoying the show instead of trying to predict what's going to happen.

GLENN: I'm just saying that's -- now she's in a van which I didn't predict but who didn't see that one coming.

So how is --

RAJSKUB: I think you should be on the payroll as a writer.

GLENN: Oh, no, I think your writers have to be insane.

RAJSKUB: I know, it is pretty crazy.

GLENN: Because you don't -- they don't write from the end, right?

RAJSKUB: You know, they have broad strokes of what's going to happen but I think that's -- you know, it's a tightwire act of them trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together and make it work.

GLENN: It's my understanding from a friend of mine who has done some consulting on 24 and he's a writer and he said that the season, I think, before -- the season that never made it to air, it was I think before the writers strike, they started it and they got kind of deeply into it and then they had to stop and said it doesn't work; got to go back and start all over again. Is that true?

RAJSKUB: Yeah, it's sort of harrowing. We had the writers strike this year which put us on hold, but I think it happened twice where they went away for three weeks and retooled. And there was a lot of pressure because, you know, a lot of the critics and fans weren't crazy about last season. So the heat was on.

GLENN: How is -- do you have much time at all with Kiefer Sutherland?

RAJSKUB: You know, I do and I don't. Sometimes I've seen drama on the phone with him and he's not really there.

GLENN: What I meant is how is he doing personally?

RAJSKUB: How is he doing personally?

GLENN: Yeah. I mean, is he doing the white hot, you know, thing that's happening between you two?

RAJSKUB: He's -- yeah, we are a couple in person. Don't tell anybody. I'm only going to tell you that.

GLENN: Right. So is the baby that you just had, is that his? Is that what you're saying? Is that what you are announcing on the air here? That the child --

RAJSKUB: Yeah, I wanted to announce it to you first.

GLENN: Well, I appreciate that.

RAJSKUB: It's his baby.

GLENN: It's his baby? How do you like being a new mom?

RAJSKUB: It's pretty relentless. They really make you love them, those little guys.

GLENN: May I tell you something? I have four kids. You kind of grow out of that.

RAJSKUB: Out of what?

GLENN: Loving them.

RAJSKUB: You grow out of the love?

GLENN: Yeah. You know, after a while they get to be like 4 and you're like, "Okay, I get it. You're crying, I get it, I've heard it." It used to mean something to me. Now it just makes me drink.

RAJSKUB: Yeah, they cry a lot.

GLENN: They do.

RAJSKUB: I had to call the police on my baby one night.

GLENN: Did you really?

RAJSKUB: He was crying so much. I was like, you've got to help me. He's in the other room. He's trying to kill me. That was a joke. I didn't really call the police on my 9-month-old.

GLENN: You didn't? You should. You will. At some point you will. You are also an artist, are you not?

RAJSKUB: Yes, I went to school for painting.

GLENN: I'm trying to find any of your artwork on line and I can't find anything. Do you just keep it in the basement, do you keep it under your bed?

RAJSKUB: I'm going to bring it out for '09. I've just started to. I only, I put a couple of things up on Facebook but not much yet.

GLENN: Seriously? Now, what kind of painter are you?

RAJSKUB: I like -- my taste is I like modern impressionist painting, but I also like painting of retarded children and painting of the insane.

GLENN: How much of the painting of the retarded children --

RAJSKUB: Who's laughing in the background?

GLENN: No, we're not laughing. We're just imagining that those would be nice. What do the paintings of the retarded children go for? Because I've been -- honestly I've been looking for one of those and I haven't seen them. But I want to --

RAJSKUB: The thing is they are really good. It's like pure expression, emotional painting.

GLENN: See, I don't -- you have no idea if you really do this or you're just screwing with people.

RAJSKUB: In this case I'm being completely honest. Because, you know, if you are going to look at a painting, what's the point of making a painting like a photograph? Just take a picture. You want to feel what's happening with that person, as far as I'm concerned.

GLENN: I want you to send some pictures. Will you send some pictures? I want to post some pictures of your paintings. I want to see these paintings.


GLENN: Will you send them to us?


GLENN: How do I send them?

RAJSKUB: Just transfer it to my screen.

GLENN: Okay.

RAJSKUB: Oh, wow, those are nice. Let me ask you this. Do you get sick of people saying, do you transfer to my screen?

RAJSKUB: No, I love it. Transfer to my screen and, I'm picking it up on traffic cam. I've got the satellite. I don't know how much, like, information I can actually get from a traffic camera. I'm like, I've got the license plate.

GLENN: A lot. You can get a lot at CTU.

RAJSKUB: I guess so.

GLENN: All right. Mary Lynn -- actually, hold on. I want you to talk to my producer and he will get an e-mail address but I do want to see the pictures of it and we'll post them.

RAJSKUB: I'll send them.

GLENN: I don't believe you for a second but I'd love to see them.

RAJSKUB: I will.

GLENN: All right. Thank you very much and we'll see you Sunday on 24.

RAJSKUB: Excellent, thank you.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

Did the FBI just get away with the BIGGEST armed robbery in US history?

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In 2021, an armed group broke into a U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills and stole $86 million worth of valuables — the largest armed robbery in U.S. history. That "armed group" was the FBI. Now, it appears that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles "misled" the judge who signed the warrant for the seizure and still haven't returned the stolen goods to the 700 customers affected, according to newly disclosed court filings.

The details of the government’s alleged deception have come to light in a class-action lawsuit by U.S. Private Vaults customers who say the raid violated their rights, the Los Angeles Times reported. The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office denied misleading the judge, and a spokesperson claimed the warrants were lawfully executed.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed some of the shocking story's details and discussed why incidents like this may become more common.

"None of the customers have been charged with any crimes. Not a single customer, out of the 700, not a single customer has been charged with a crime, but they can't get their stuff back," Glenn noted. "And this is going to happen more and more."

"It's incomprehensible that this stuff goes on in the United States of America," Stu said. "If you were to tell me this happened, you know, in Russia, I'd expect it. The fact that the United States government is claiming and just taking stuff from citizens all around the country with no crime, many times without even being charged, let alone ... conviction."

"Listen to this," Glenn continued. "The lawsuit also claims that some of the box holders who came forward to reclaim their seized property were then subjected to another investigation. If you went to the FBI and said, 'I want my stuff back,' the FBI examined their bank accounts, their DMV records, their tax return, and any criminal history checks."

However, box holders who decided to forfeit their property were also suspected of trying to "avoid becoming an FBI target," Glenn noted.

"So, you're guilty if you walk away and you're guilty if you ask," Stu added.

"This is America, gang," Glenn said. "It doesn't seem like it because it's not a constitutional America. But this is the America we now live in, and it is important that you wake up and stand up. ... God's people have got to start standing up, or we'll lose freedom. The world's freedom will be on our heads."

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Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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