Beck vs. Salinas



STU: Hello, Mr. Mayor. How are you, sir? Very well. We had been getting calls --

GLENN: By the way, the reason I'm not speaking to the mayor is because we have to get permission. Get permission. Let me talk to him.

STU: No, I just wanted to ask you real quick, do you want to talk to Glenn on the air? He's here.

GLENN: I'm ready to give an apology.

STU: Okay. Do you want to -- he's right here.

GLENN: It's right now, right here.

STU: Hold on one second, okay?

GLENN: On what line? Mr. Mayor?

MAYOR: Hey, good morning, how are you? I'm doing fine.

GLENN: Good. I understand you are demanding an apology.

MAYOR: Well, I'm requesting an apology because I think that the people of Laredo felt a little bit insulted, you know, some of the comments that were made.

GLENN: Really? By me saying that we should send federal money and possibly troops not just into Laredo but to the border to make sure that our American citizens are safe? They were on demanded by that how exactly?

MAYOR: First of all, let me just say one thing, Mr. Beck, with all due respect. I spent five years in FBI in Mexico. I work with authorities. A lot of them risk their lives. I handled 21 kidnappings in Mexico of Americans.

GLENN: Yes. May and these officers, dedicated officers that were getting paid. Some of them were getting paid $300 or $400 a month.

GLENN: Mexicans, great. I'm talking about Americans. I understand that there is a few great -- May these are Americans, sir. These are Americans.

GLENN: Mayor, sir.

MAYOR: Yeah.

GLENN: I first of all never said anything wrong with anyone that is an American citizen. I also have no problem with the Mexican citizen. But are you trying to tell me that the drug cartels don't exist and there aren't some in the police force? Excuse me, sir, that the police force is incorrupt?

MAYOR: I invite you to come to Laredo. You are more than welcome. You can visit Laredo.

GLENN: I would love to. I would like to know -- I tell you what. Sir, I have a network break. I have a network break. I don't mean to be rude. I have a network break. I have to break for three minutes. But I would like to come back and I would like to know exactly what you would like me to apologize for when I said the American --

MAYOR: Why don't you come to Laredo and you can see the real picture.

GLENN: I tell you what, I'm more than willing to come to Laredo, I hear it's beautiful this time of year. What I would like to know, sir, is what you want me to apologize for and we'll do that in just a second. Hold on. The mayor of Laredo, Texas, who for some reason, and we'll find out why he's upset at me. All right. Are you there?

MAYOR: I'm hanging up, sir. I've got bigger things to do for the city.

GLENN: Just tell me what you're angry about. What do you want me to apologize for? Why do you want me to apologize?

MAYOR: I'm upset --

GLENN: Why do you want me to apologize for?

MAYOR: If you'll let me talk, sir.

GLENN: Then just tell me that, sir. I'm up against a break. Go ahead.

MAYOR: All I'm telling you, sir, is that the way Laredo, Texas was depicted is not fair, okay? And I think I have a right to stand up for my city.

GLENN: You do. Tell me the truth.

MAYOR: I'm telling you the truth.

GLENN: I understand. Tell me the truth. Tell me what I said was wrong.

MAYOR: You asked me to tell the truth. I'm not saying that you're lying to me. You're saying that I was lying. You're saying that I didn't tell the truth. I'm asking you to tell me the truth.

MAYOR: You know.

GLENN: Tell me the truth, sir. I'm not saying that you're lying. You're accusing me of misleading the American people. So tell me the truth about Laredo. What's happening there, sir, that I didn't --

MAYOR: Let's talk off the air and then we'll --

GLENN: No, sir, why do we have to do that? Why do we have to do that?

MAYOR: I have other things to do.

GLENN: Just tell me what did I get wrong.

MAYOR: Goodbye.

GLENN: What did I get wrong?

MAYOR: Nothing, nothing.

GLENN: Tell me, what I did wrong?

MAYOR: I've got to run. I've got business to take care of, okay? You're welcome to come to Laredo. Thank you, sir, bye.

GLENN: What did I say wrong?

MAYOR: Goodbye. Nothing, sir. You're perfect, okay? Goodbye.

GLENN: Stations, my apologies. We have never blown off this network break and I know we are screwing stations coast to coast. I apologize for that. What did I say wrong? What did I say wrong?

STU: You didn't say anything wrong.

GLENN: I want to know what I said wrong.

STU: I would like to know, too.

GLENN: Maybe he can write me. Maybe -- Stu, do me a favor.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Set up a time where he can talk to me. I'm not going to let him talk to me and lecture me off the air. I want to know what I said wrong. He can write it to us, he can point to the facts that I got wrong. I can tell you that there are so many loopholes, there are so many hoops that I have to jump through to be able to put facts like this on air. I can guarantee you he can't quote one that I got wrong. But go ahead. We'll talk about it. We're going to take a break. Stations, my apologies. Breaking now.


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.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — 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?

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