Indoctrinate U.

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: I've told you for a while I don't believe that any society has ever gotten more tolerant. They just change targets. I read that quote, what, about two months ago? And I think it is the best quote I've heard in I don't know how long. No society has ever gotten more tolerant. They just change targets. Well, I've got two stories for you. One is from the conservatives down at the University of Florida, and I have the poster or the little flier they handed out. It just says radical Islam wants you dead. Obsession, movie. Radical Islam's war against the West. Screening at UF on Tuesday, November 13th at the Union movie theater, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, sponsored by the college law school Republicans, and the Jewish law school association. For more information e-mail obsessionUF at gmail.com, okay? That's all it says. Well, the university went crazy because Muslims said they were afraid to be on campus because of this. This was creating a hostile environment for the Muslims on campus. Well, it shouldn't. You should be able to unite against radical Islam, but we have live in such a politically correct world that you can't say that. You can't say, hang on, which are the radical Islamists here? Which are the ones that want me dead and which are the ones that want to live side by side as a good neighbor. I'd like to know that, but we can't ask that question. We can't discuss it, which leaves us into a place to where you don't know how. That should cause fear and it should cause fear in the Muslim community as well as the non-Muslim community because I got news for you. If you're not Muslim enough, you're a target. In today's America if you're not Christian enough, you're a target. Let's stop with this stuff.

Well, the university issued a letter and demanded an apology from this student group. Well, now things have changed just a bit and one of the guys who helped make this change is on the phone with us. He is from the house of representatives. His name is Adam Hasner. He is down in Florida. Hello, Adam, how are you?



 


Original statement from the University of Florida

No matter their original intent, the advertisements for the movie "Obsession" reinforced negative stereotypes and made many of UF's Muslim students feel unsafe. The e-mail to students was intended to promote civility, tolerance and diversity at a time when acts of hatred on college campuses such as the noose at Columbia University are making national headlines.

Free speech is of paramount importance at the University of Florida. Students must have the opportunity to express themselves without fear and to debate difficult issues with their colleagues. It is an essential part of their education and their ability to develop critical thinking skills.

However, students must also learn that debate is not healthy when it intimidates, frightens, or makes students feel that they are not safe on campus.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: Great to be with you, Glenn. Thank you.

GLENN: Tell me how this came to your attention and what you did and what the outcome is.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: Well, I've actually been part of a small group of people who have been showing Obsession around the state in order to help educate our population down here in Florida to the truth of radical Islam. Some of those campus groups up in Gainesville decided they wanted to participate and show the movie up there and they put out that flier and then after showing the movie, the vice president for student affairs sent out an e-mail essentially calling for them to apologize and saying that the Muslim students on campus were in fear of their safety and security. Right away I knew that that was going to have a chilling effect on free speech. I contacted the university president who unfortunately at the time sent me a letter essentially defending the vice president's comments and also declared that poster that said radical Islam wants you dead as inaccurate speech.

GLENN: Yeah, I think we got the same --

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: Extremely troubling.

GLENN: I think we got the same letter because I got the same letter from the university President as well and I wanted to know what part was inaccurate.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: And that was my question to him because this is yet another incident that should wake us all up to what's happening on our college campuses.

GLENN: Yeah.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: And we need to realize that the moral and political and ideological relativism is paralyzing our country and certainly that it's taking place at University of Florida, the same place where we have the situation with the don't tase me and we have the situation with Alberto Gonzales and it was starting to seem that UF was becoming a hotbed for this type of activity.

GLENN: So how did he answer?

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: Well, the university president initially defended the vice president of student affairs and I then responded back essentially telling them that by calling this statement inaccurate was grotesque and a denial of the fact that the truth is that radical Islam, as you stated, does want us dead.

GLENN: Yeah.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: Along with my support, our state attorney general, Bill McCollum, former United States congressman has worked on this issue of radical Islam for many years joined in and he helped put a lot of pressure on the university over the course of the last several weeks and then just last week, at the end of last week the university actually issued a retraction in a sense that they are no longer calling for the students to apologize for putting up that flier and so they've tried to put this saga to bed but again, the fact that this took place in the first place is troubling and again another example of what's taking place on our college campuses.

GLENN: What makes you think that it won't happen again the next time, the minute you're not looking?

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: Well, I'm going to continue to fight, and I know that there are other people out there but I think we've got to continue to educate people. I know you do it on your show all the time and we're trying to do it here in Florida. By showing the movie Obsession as well as other great documentaries that are out there. And we've got to make sure that we continue to put pressure on these universities to make sure that there is an open dialogue and not what the university wants, which is to shut down this type of free speech.

GLENN: Adam, I don't know if you saw what happened in Princeton, New Jersey this weekend. Did you see this?

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: I didn't.

GLENN: This is on the front page of the New York Sun. Can't find it any place else but it's on the front page of the New York Sun. Princeton nudge Dateline, Princeton university is rattling the campus heave after a student who is leading a movement to instill conservative moral values among undergraduates was physically attacked and beaten on Friday and rendered unconscious. A politics major from Texas who was a junior, Francisco Nova was assaulted two miles from the campus in Princeton Township by two black clad men who pinned him against the wall, repeatedly bashed his head against the bricks and told him to shut his mouth. They didn't steal anything or anything else. He is a morally conservative -- he's part of a morally conservative student group that speaks out against homosexuality, premarital sex. He has received death threats via e-mail. Three other leaders in this group have also received death threats and a professor at Princeton has received death threats. Let's see. The death threats include expletives addressed to the recipients each by their first name, threatened to destroy them and kill them. This weekend the victim's jaw was badly swollen, his face was covered with cuts and abrasions, the inside of his mouth was bleeding. With an active Republicans club, a pro life club, three major evangelical groups and the James Madison program and American ideal and institutions that is led by this professor who is receiving death threats, Princeton University is considered one of the ivy league's most conservative campuses but conservative students say they are being singled out with death threats. One student said they would be rightly an outrage had the student been part of some other minority on campus. The atmosphere on the campus has been calm since this. The students filed two by threes in the library to prepare for their end of semester exams, many students eating lunch at the campus center yesterday said they had not heard about the incident at all and that staging protests was just not part of the culture on this campus. Mr. Nova, a conservative Mormon, attracted attention earlier this year after pinning a guest column in the student newspaper criticizing Princeton's campaign to distribute free condoms on campus as a tactic sponsorship of Hook Up Sex. He began receiving threatening letters and death threats and e-mails after that column ran.

And yet it foes on to say in this that the university has done nothing, nothing. And no one is speaking out. Here is a Hispanic that was beaten up, just Hispanic. Doesn't matter who beat anything up. If the guy wasn't a conservative, just the Hispanic part would have caused riots. Then he's not only being nailed for his conservative view but also his religious view. What is happening on our campuses?

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: It is absolutely unspeakable in terms of that is something that should repulse people. I guess my question is, you know, what would happen if that person was criticizing President Bush. The university probably would have declared -- would have probably thrown all those students out of school.

GLENN: Absolutely.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: You know, the statement's true that, you know, liberals believe in free speech but only as long as you agree with them.

GLENN: Yeah.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: That's what is taking place on our campuses. All these people who have kind of matriculated up to that ivory tower are now starting to impart their views on the campus, just like this vice president of student affairs in Gainesville where it was clear that she was putting her view out there and admonishing students for making a true statement such as radical Islam wants you dead. But I hope that somebody at Princeton, you know, one of our top leading universities in the country, I hope somebody up there is going to, you know, take this fight on and make sure that there's justice on that campus because that is, you know, that is unacceptable.

GLENN: Well, thank you very much, Adam, and keep up the fight and you let us know if there's anything we can do to help you down there.

REPRESENTATIVE HASNER: Thanks for all you do, Glenn.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

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Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


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There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

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Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


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But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


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John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


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Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


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A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


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And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


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When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


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"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


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-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


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This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.