That's no angry mob, that's my Mom



That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom


by Michael Graham

GLENN: So Michael Graham claims to be a friend of mine. He has a new book out: That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom: Team Obama's Assault on the Tea Party Talk Radio Americans by Michael Graham and on the cover it says Michael Graham uses his wit and humor like a club to give the arrogant left the beatdown they deserve.

GRAHAM: Who made that brilliant comment? What insightful American leader make that comment?

GLENN: That's my question. I never made that. It says my name under it.

GRAHAM: Yeah, Glenn Beck of Rye, New York, he's a nice guy. He runs a little pizzeria. He is a great guy. Can I read you something else out of the book, Glenn Beck?

GLENN: Yeah.

GRAHAM: There is a good reason why we should have an exemption to the free speech protected by the First Amendment. That's Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington talking about you. Finally she got something right. It's amazing because I know Arianna and she's usually a kook.

GLENN: It's amazing how and you do chronicle this quite well on the beatdown that they are, that they are giving the American people.

GRAHAM: Absolutely.

GLENN: I mean, Barack Obama is still doing it. I think that Nancy Pelosi walking through the tea party was yet I mean, do you think it was a coincidence she was carrying a hammer?

GRAHAM: It was such a perfect metaphor for the treatment of typical Americans who just want answers to questions. And they came to the end of the healthcare debate and they said, we're not going to answer questions, we're not going to explain the math, we're not going to tell you how the $500 billion can be cut and saved and shared and spent on lottery tickets. We're just going to pass it. We don't care what the poll numbers say. It was a perfect moment. There's one other moment you probably remember, Glenn. Remember during the Scott Brown election in Massachusetts when the attorney general, the Democrat was running. She went to D.C. for a big fundraiser, and a reporter from the Weekly Standard came and wanted to ask her a question and she he asked a question, a very legitimate question about terrorism. She goes, next question, please. Totally blows him off. He tries to join the press following her and one of her handlers shoves him to the ground. He tries to get up, he shoves them again and again and again. We ran that videotape and we played the audio on my radio show. I recount it in the book because I think that that image of a citizen just asking, hey, explain what you're doing for America, they are being shoved to the ground over and over and over again, that is the metaphor of the Obama elite's treatment of the American voter.

GLENN: Why are they doing it?

GRAHAM: Power. What else? I mean, why do politicians, why do birds suddenly appear every time

GLENN: No, but I mean, seriously.

GRAHAM: Power.

GLENN: What is their

GRAHAM: Do you know what it's like to wake up every day embarrassed to be an American? Have you ever traveled in Europe with a good weenie lefty Cambridge type and have them tell people in other countries they were from Canada because they are embarrassed to be from America? Embarrassed to be from America? Oh, the Iraq war or whatever. We have poor people or whatever. They want to wake up one day and not be embarrassed by being an American. So they have to turn America into a place they want to live: France. There are a loft things I'm willing to do for America. I'm not willing to turn French. I'm not going to stop bathing and start dating women who don't shave their armpits.

GLENN: With you is there something more insidious

GRAHAM: What's more insidious than turning us into France? That's as insidious as it gets.

GLENN: Turning us I think the bright side at this point is turning us into Japan.

GRAHAM: No kidding.

GLENN: That would be the bright side now, something that doesn't collapse but doesn't have any growth to it whatsoever. The

GRAHAM: Can I ask you a question?

GLENN: May I

GRAHAM: I'm sorry.

GLENN: Pat, have you ever heard

PAT: No.

GRAHAM: Am I not on the air?

GLENN: I mean, maybe I'll do the interview with you, Pat. So tell me about this book. What do you think of this book?

PAT: It's not very good.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: And I really like it. It took me about 15 minutes to write. What is it, like 100 pages?

GLENN: I don't know.

PAT: I wasn't paying much attention.

GLENN: I read the cover. It has my name on it and I figure that's the best part of it. Okay. So here's, here's this is what I'm asking you, Michael, is, is there something more insidious with the constant beatdown? Do you think that the tea partiers are being set up for anything?

GRAHAM: Of course. They are being attacked on every turn. You know, I don't know if the dopes in Washington are smart enough to do the kind of setup, you know, trick. I think we want to believe that we're dealing with Ocean's Eleven, you know, but in fact we're dealing with, you know, Colonel Klink. I mean, they just take opportunities to kick us in the

GLENN: I don't think so.

PAT: It's the opposite for me. I want to believe we're dealing with Colonel Klink and I'm afraid the opposite is true.

GRAHAM: Have you listened to these idiots?

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GRAHAM: Remember something. Remember something.

PAT: Them being idiots and the best possible scenario right now.

GRAHAM: Can I recommend the book Arguing With Idiots by the way?

GLENN: Yes.

GRAHAM: It's an outstanding book

GLENN: It's very good.

GRAHAM: It's a great, great book. No, think about this. November of 2008. They got a name. President Obama is basically Apollo Creed in Rocky 1. Untouchable, wins everything. Everyone says, why even fight the guy? It's over. Then this little thing, this little tea party thing and they were counting the book, the first one that came out in Seattle before even

GLENN: I didn't know that. Did you know that?

GRAHAM: Rick Santelli's rant was not the beginning. There was one just before that. Just a woman who had never been in politics called the Seattle city government and said, where do you do protests? I wonder what happened to the protests. So the day of the signing of the stimulus, she has a rally. And then Rick Santelli.

GLENN: How many people went?

GRAHAM: 120.

GLENN: That's amazing.

GRAHAM: All Facebook, all mad about the stimulus package.

GLENN: How old was she?

GRAHAM: She's mid 30s or early maybe late 20s.

GLENN: Really?

GRAHAM: She was a former comedian.

PAT: Wow.

GRAHAM: She was a a city job.

GLENN: In Seattle?

GRAHAM: A totally normal, nonpolitical person.

PAT: And this was before Santelli?

GRAHAM: Before Santelli. It's in the book, That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom. And so no, but seriously.

PAT: Is there a website?

GRAHAM: So you go to

GLENN: Don't ask him. Yes, there is.

GRAHAM: Do not even push me towards that. I am one step away from ShamWow, okay? I'm telling you. I will work just like a whore in a China I have no

GLENN: It's in Chapter 3 of, That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom. Team Obama's Assault on Tea Party Talk Radio Americans. But wait, there's more.

GRAHAM: There's more, exactly.

GLENN: Right.

GRAHAM: So you think about that. You got this nothing, this tea party thing and they were mocked and then something happens in April and I'm on the Boston harbor with my goofy tricorner hat on which the cast and I'm mocked for that. "The Boston Globe" Democrat didn't even cover the Boston tea party in their own town. They ran a story, I'm not kidding, Dateline Frankfurt, Kentucky. The only stories they ran in Boston in Kentucky are stories about guys who actually shoot their friend while trying to shoot a beer can off his head. So they run this they keep treating us like we're a joke. Then here we are this weekend, Glenn. We fought them to a standstill, we forced them into the last few votes. They were down to the three congressmen who had to limp in with their arms in slings to vote while their wives were in the gallery above the congressional signs: Remember, they've got our children. I mean, they were that desperate to win. This is Rocky 1. Novice going to be Rocky 2. November is going to be the time we take them out.

GLENN: So the thing, though, on the tea party this weekend was all you heard about was how racist everyone was. There was no, there was no real coverage.

PAT: Oh, they heckled the poor Democratic congress.

GRAHAM: Did you hear that?

PAT: They heckled them. They were heckled.

GRAHAM: On MSNBC they had a couple of congressmen going, and they were shouting, kill the bill!

PAT: Unbelievable.

GRAHAM: The same people who had Bush Hitler signs two years ago.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: Who is this Bill they speak of that everybody wants killed.

GRAHAM: Given that we didn't see the bill until three days before, it's a really good question.

GLENN: I think you bring up a good point. At the same time there was another rally that was going on in Washington D.C. and they were carrying signs that said... you have no idea?

GRAHAM: No idea.

GLENN: I heard you say it this morning. Maybe it was another guest I heard on another show that was interesting.

GRAHAM: It must not have been me no, I'm sorry, that wasn't this morning. The antiwar protests.

GLENN: Yes.

GRAHAM: That were right in the heart of, you know, after President Bush's election, we're going to Iraq. Downtown San Francisco, 100,000 Looney lefties, huge sign that says, we support our troops, when they kill their officers, assign to murder them. I was on the Bill Maher whack job TV show and I got them to flash the sign because the guests didn't believe it was real and their first answer was, well, you can't answer for a couple of fringe kooks. How about a 9/11 Birther who was a former Marxist who was working in the White House? That's not a fringe kook. That's Van Jones and the administration until Glenn Beck kicked him out. How about a woman that says Chairman Mao is one of her favorite philosophers? That's not a fringe kook. That's not some lunatic who's half liquored up on the edge of a mob screaming something stupid. That is the heart of team Obama and I refuse to back down on telling the truth because one out of literally 30,000 people says something stupid. They call us racists

GLENN: And not even stupid. Just offensive. Very, very offensive. You know, if anybody was out there, you know, using racist language and calling, just, you're offensive.

GRAHAM: Of course you are an idiot.

GLENN: You're offensive.

PAT: Of course it happened but we don't have any evidence of it. We don't have any evidence of it.

GLENN: I'm not surprised that it did happen just like because look, there are idiots and bad people on in all walks of life.

PAT: Sure there, absolutely.

GRAHAM: But never before has a math test gone like this: Excuse me, please explain how you are going to cut Medicare by half a trillion dollars but make it better. Answer: Hey, wasn't there a bigot 45 feet away from you yelling? Okay, is this the trainly Chicago one? Because I hate the trainly Chicago one. Answer the damn question. You know why my mom who is the nicest, sweetest person the idea, by the way, when Janet Napolitano called my mom a domestic terrorist, all I could say is, oh, you tried her meatloaf, too, I see. My mom is the nice

GLENN: She really called your mom

GRAHAM: She called all the tea partiers

GLENN: Oh, okay.

GRAHAM: potential domestic terrorists.

GLENN: Right.

GRAHAM: This is the point I keep trying to make to the name callers in the mainstream media. Do you even know any of these people? Do you know the plumber guy who showed up and said, I just have a question about healthcare, please? Do you know my mom? Do you know the retirees, do you know the college students? They don't know these people.

GLENN: Well, it's amazing that they have no idea who the terrorists are. They want to understand the terrorists but they just want to shout and call names of people, you know, who stand up at tea they want to call them terrorists.

GRAHAM: Exactly.

GLENN: Meanwhile they are taking real terrorists and releasing them.

GRAHAM: In all seriousness right now if you left it up to Rahm Emanuel, every Al Qaeda member would be out of Gitmo and they would be replaced by a tea party attendee, it wouldn't stop with 30 million

GLENN: I think you are real close to that real lick because I've got to go to a break but let me ask you this. You said that there is evidence over and over again that we're right.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: But, you know

GRAHAM: The more we're right, the more we get ignored. Name an issue since Reagan's election that the left has gotten right. Name one, a major one. I spent I quizzed people, I interviewed people. Couldn't find one. Meanwhile since President Obama's been elected, name one where the tea partiers were wrong, that said the stimulus package wouldn't work, been a disaster, Cash For Clunkers, a joke, disaster. Obama said he was going to raise taxes on regular people, shocker, disaster. I remember when they were calling him a when the press was calling the president a socialist and bragging about it. Then the tea party people called him a socialist and it became the N word. Then today what do we have? Al Sharpton admitted it, this is a plan toward socialism. The tea partiers were right all along. All the left can do is call them names and insult them because they can't answer a question.

GLENN: So the solution to this, Michael?

GRAHAM: November. This fight is not over. This fight is just beginning. I know there's a chance, Glenn, but I believe we can win this. I really believe.

PAT: How does November help, though? That's what I'm stumped on.

GLENN: Hang on, hang on. I've got to take a break. We'll be back in just a second.

(OUT 9:47)

GLENN: Welcome back to the program. Michael Graham is here. He's got a new book: That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom. And it's about the tea partiers. No, it's actually more about the, it's more about the media.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: And the media and how they're just relentlessly painting the tea party group into an angry mob. And

GRAHAM: You know you are all through the book. You are everywhere. People are talking about you in the book, they are insulting you in the book. You are everywhere in the book. There's photos of you, the sheep. It's very interesting. It's a great

GLENN: Don't think we should talk about that. I want to pick it back up

GRAHAM: Sure.

GLENN: Where because you said the answer is November.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: Pat is a naysayer on that and in some ways so am I.

PAT: Well, here's, here's my problem with November and I you know, I'm all about November, too. I want to, I want to win back the majority in the House, but they are not going there's just no way that they will win such a majority that they can override vetoes.

GRAHAM: Well, here's my

PAT: So even if they get the majority in the House, they are not going to get the majority in the Senate. We know that. There's 18 up for grabs. They will win some of those. They are going to lose some of those. You know, you might see 53/47 or whatever but it's still going to be a Democrat majority. So how do you get any repeal the bill through and especially one that would override a veto with a 2/3 majority?

GRAHAM: Well, couple of things. First of all, Scott Brown was riding the wave. November is going to be the tea party tsunami. There will be the crushed and broken political bodies of Democrats scattered

PAT: So you are going to say we win a 2/3 majority?

GRAHAM: I'm not saying that we're going to win enough to overturn it right then.

PAT: Okay.

GRAHAM: I'm simply saying that the way you change politicians' behavior, is to make them wet themselves.

GLENN: But don't you think

GRAHAM: When they see seats going, they are going to wet themselves.

GLENN: They have already seen that. They have already seen that.

GRAHAM: It's all theory right now.

GLENN: No, no, no. Scott Brown.

GRAHAM: Yeah. Scott Brown, Virginia, New Jersey, these folks need a 2 by 4 to the side of the lesson and then they will be wobbling toward 2012. But look, we have launched the economic equivalent of the abortion debate right now. This is going to go on for years. This is in every part of your fiscal policy as a government. There's going to be a million fights. Guess what gets to happen in the next six months. Glenn Beck and Michael Graham and others are going to have the best radio they ever had because every day people are going to hear what's really in the bill and they are going to go holy, expletive deleted, every day.

GLENN: What's amazing is I just figured this out today. Sometimes I'm just the dumbest man in America. I just figured this out today. Do you know why none of this stuff starts until 2013, 2014?

GRAHAM: Pay the bill.

GLENN: Because they want to be able to say not just pay the bill. Because they are not going to pay the bill. You know and I know they are going to take that money and they are going to apply it some place else and there will be an IOU there.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: So it will be way over cost by the day we start. It's to, it's to make it's to discredit anybody like you and me and Pat and Stu and anybody else that is on every day saying this is going to be horrendous, horrendous. They are going to say, "Well, my doctor hasn't changed. I still get to keep my doctor." The stupid people are going to say, "Well, it's not that bad." It slowly phases in because if you just turn this on, you'd notice how hot the water is.

GRAHAM: You might be right but then there's also the Massachusetts model. As you know, we have thanks to Mitt Romney ObamaCare already in place.

GLENN: I know.

GRAHAM: Forget the government action. Forget the exploding budget problems. Our premiums are jumping up for our regular insurance 20, 25, 30%. The insurance companies are looking at the bills and being stuck with this saying, we have to stay in business. BlueCross BlueShield Massachusetts just lost $150 million or so last year in the middle of these big profits because they are getting crushed by the requirements of ObamaCare in Massachusetts.

GLENN: Is that why Scott Brown won? Because people know what this healthcare thing is in Massachusetts?

GRAHAM: They have looked into the dark soul and they are scared.

GLENN: Yeah. The name of the book is That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom: Team Obama's Assault on Tea Party Talk Radio Americans, a great book by Michael Graham, no relation to Lindsey Graham so you know you can trust him. Michael Graham, thanks for being on the program. See you in a minute.


 

ATF agent caught taking photos of gun-buyer info — insists she's definitely NOT 'creating a registry'

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Black Metal Firearms owner David Nagel originally recorded on video an ATF inspector taking pictures of his company’s documents to show what the gun industry is up against in the current political climate, but what he caught on camera has now gone viral.

Nagel joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to reveal exactly what happened the day he captured the shocking video, the threats made by that ATF inspector against his regular customers, and the insults she hurled toward all gun owners.

According to Nagel, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Industry Operations Inspector Pamela Scott began conducting a routine review, but things quickly went sideways when she started taking photos of the shop's detailed sales records — including the identities of every gun buyer.

Nagel said he confronted Scott and even asked if she was "creating a registry," by collecting the personal information of his customers.

"No, that would be illegal," she allegedly answered.

That's when Nagel decided it was time to capture Scott's actions on video.

"We had quite a bit of recording," he told Glenn. "But a lot of it, we were not able to share because there was personal information visible in it, you know, contact numbers and things of that sort. So, we didn't want to put [all of the video] on blast."

The little bit he did "blast" out on Instagram garnered tens of thousands of views and received a wide range of both outrage and support.

Nagel went on to explain how Scott responded when he told her his customers would not be comfortable with her collecting their information.

"She said, 'well, it sounds like your customers are just being paranoid. Maybe I should look into them a little bit more.' Which I thought was really creepy," Nagel said.

"That's a threat," Glenn stated.

"And she said, 'you have a few gun nuts in there.' And I politely corrected her. I prefer gun enthusiasts. And she said, 'no, they're nuts,'" Nagel told Glenn. "That was a kind of backhanded way of describing the average American. Because, if we're all nuts, then what are you governing us for?"

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A video has been making the rounds on social media that appears to show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) telling Fox News host Sean Hannity and Lara Trump that the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was “not a raid.”

The video, which has been viewed more than 3.5 million times as of this writing, was captioned "Ron DeSantis went on Hannity and things got SPICY." The (very badly) altered video inserted footage of DeSantis at a 2020 press conference to look like he was correcting Hannity's use of the word "raid" to describe the recent Mar-a-Lago debacle.

“It’s not a raid. With all due respect. It was not a raid. They were serving valid process in accordance with the laws and Constitution of the United States and the state of Florida. They did it with integrity. They did it with honor. And to say it’s a raid is disinformation," DeSantis says in the video, kicking off the alleged "spicy" back and forth.

Both Reuters and AP News have issued fact-checks to debunk the doctored video, because apparently people on Twitter can't decern the extremally, blatantly, painfully obvious alterations for themselves.

Did people really not notice that Hannity is stuck in a weird time loop that makes him appear to be suffering some sort of seizure? Or the way Lara's face is frozen mid-blink? Or how about DeSantis' beyond-even-the-world's-worst-mouth-breather default position when Hannity is speaking? And if none of that clued folks in, surely the crazy chyron would do the trick, right?

Maybe not.

DeSantis' then-press secretary Christina Pushaw (who just resigned from her job as press secretary to work as the rapid response director for the governor's re-election campaign) had to step in to set the record straight.

Gov. DeSantis joined Glenn Beck on the most recent "Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about the unrelenting leftist and media attacks accusing him of tyranny, and scaremongering about how he'll "kill" our "democracy."

DeSantis is unafraid to call out their lies and keep Florida on the front lines for freedom. When Disney tried to protest his Parental Rights in Education law, he stood his ground — and won. He did the same with CRT and woke prosecutors.

Now gearing up to take on ESG.

In the video clip below, he details what his state has already done, what the legislature is preparing to do, and why he's calling on other states to join in his anti-ESG battle: "If we pooled our voting rights together, we would be able to counteract what California and New York and a lot of these other pension plans are doing."

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'Like Hunter Biden without the hookers': Why did Nancy Pelosi's son REALLY join Taiwan trip?

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Nearly everyone, from President Joe Biden to the head of the United Nations, agreed that California Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan was dangerous. Even former President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, Max Baucus, said Pelosi's actions made Biden look even weaker than he already does — and that's really saying something.

So, why did Pelosi risk global war and go against her own party? If you listen to Politco, she's got a "decades-long" beef with China and just wanted to show support for the Asian nation, but the timing of her trip suggests there’s likely more to the story.

On "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposed the Pelosi family's (including her son) lucrative connections to Taiwanese companies and revealed how certain business deals directly related to their trip to Taiwan.

"Nancy Pelosi and her husband and their son ... they love money as a family. By the way, did you know her son went on that trip and was doing business with, oh, wow, some of the people she was meeting with? Did you know that?" Glenn asked. "Sounds a little like Hunter Biden without the hookers and the crack."

Glenn pointed out that when Pelosi was elected to Congress, "somewhere in the late 1700s," her net worth was about $3 million, but by 2008 her family's wealth had ballooned to $31 million. By the end of the Obama term, her wealth had doubled to $61 million, and just two years later it shot up to $114 million.

"Wow! That is not bad beans for a meager public servant. They [Pelosi and her husband] must be master investors and it just took getting elected to public office to truly unlock that secret," Glenn quipped. "Or they were privy to some sort of information that the rest of us don't have access to, kinda like the sale of $5 million in computer chip stock before Congress voted on a recent semiconductor bill," he continued.

"But, surely, Taiwan has nothing to do with their own little private cash machine, right? ... I'm sure it had nothing to do with her husband's stock trading of companies that make computer chips. And it has nothing to do with, at the same time, Nancy is working on a semiconductor bill. It surely has nothing to do with the fact that the largest semiconductor manufacturer, TSMC, is right there in Taiwan, right? I mean, surely, with all of this heat, Nancy Pelosi would be smart enough not to be seen anywhere near Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers," Glenn said.

"I'm not saying this might double the Pelosis' millions again, but I'm not not saying that either, you know?" he added.



On the radio program, Glenn continued to break down the hushed business deals between the Pelosi family and Taiwanese companies and revealed how it all directly relates to their not-at-all suspicious trip to the Asian nation.

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This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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