Glenn Beck: The Woman who can't Forget




The Woman Who Can't Forget


by Jill Price


GLENN:  Now, most people will say, oh, well, she wants the attention.  No, she doesn't.  No, she doesn't.  Because she's not a freak.  The only reason why she wants to tell her story -- and this just happened to come out in the interview.  I just kind of mentioned this because, you know, it makes sense to me.  She's got the anti-Alzheimer's.  That's why she wrote the book, because she believes there are other people that are hiding in the shadows with perfect recollection that maybe science can study their brains like they're studying hers now.  Maybe in her head is the cure to Alzheimer's.

Jill Price has agreed to come on the program with us now.  Hello, Jill, how are you?

PRICE:  I'm good, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN:  Have I misstated anything?  Are you tired of this?

PRICE:  You know, I'm not tired of it.  I'm just tired.  It's exhausting and that's when I wrote the letter to the doctors, that's when I told them that it was exhausting for me.

GLENN:  May I -- and please feel free to say no.  May I go into the territory that you and I talked about right off the air when we finished that I said to you I knew about this but I didn't want to go -- I didn't want to go there because, out of your feelings?

PRICE:  Yeah, you can talk about that.

GLENN:  The reason why -- and I said to Jill, I've got to believe this is hell.  You not only have perfect recollection.  Explain the movie screen, the split screen in your head.

PRICE:  Well, like I'm sitting here talking to you but I also have a running movie of endless memories that just are constantly flowing through my head, free flowing.  So it's not anything that is connected to one other thing.  It's just constant, you know, memories throughout my life.  It's like watching a home video.

GLENN:  And you can -- and you know -- if you witness it or you saw it or you were around it, you can remember --

PRICE:  If I was interested in it, yeah.

GLENN:  Like if I said to you -- because you're a big TV buff.  If I said to you Magnum PI, what was the show before it and after it?

PRICE:  I know Simon and Simon was on during that time, but I really wasn't -- I didn't really watch Magnum PI.  I watched Simon and Simon and Landon.

GLENN:  So you have to -- if I give you a date, you can remember what you had for breakfast?

PRICE:  I pretty much remember the whole day.

GLENN:  So if I said to you August 1st, 1984, what were you doing?

PRICE:  It was a Wednesday and I had just come home from summer school from college a few weeks earlier and I was -- you know, every day it's not like every -- amazing things happened every day, but I remember something, I was with some friends of mine at the supermarket that night and I was wearing Koala bear slippers.

GLENN:  Stu give me a -- I'm just trying to prove a point.  I don't mean to make this into a parlor trick, but can you give me that date, Stu?

PRICE:  I'm sorry?

GLENN:  December 21st, 1988.

PRICE:  That was a Wednesday and that was the day that Lockerbie airplane crashed, Pan Am 103.

GLENN:  I just said to Stu off the air, I said find out the Lockerbie downing.

PRICE:  And my first recollection is of sitting and watching my soap opera and Dan Rather breaking in with the news.

GLENN:  What was the soap opera

PRICE:  As the world turns

GLENN:  And what was happening at the time?

PRICE:  That I don't remember.

GLENN:  You told me when we got off the air when I said to you that this is hell and you said to me that you have all of the feelings with the memories, and we talked about that a little bit.  And then you said, my husband passed away a couple of years ago.

PRICE:  Uh-huh.

GLENN:  So you remember your first kiss, unlike I would remember my first kiss.

PRICE:  Yeah.  I remember my first date which actually last Friday, the 27th was the first anniversary of that.

GLENN:  So you remember detail and you actually have the feelings that go with it.  So time doesn't heal you.

PRICE:  Correct.

GLENN:  What is that like?

PRICE:  It's tormenting.  And that's why after -- I was 34 and I just, I could not take it anymore and I Googled memory and obtained Dr. McGaugh's web page and I knew when I read his information that this was the man that I needed to talk to.

GLENN:  What did you say?  When you called him up, what did you say?

PRICE:  Well, I wrote him an e-mail and I explained that since I was 11 years old, I could basically tell you everything that happened and that I have a running movie in my head and that it's exhausting and I wanted to talk to him.

GLENN:  And what is your first memory?

PRICE:  Of my life?

GLENN:  Yeah.

PRICE:  Being in the crib and having my great-uncle -- like I was sleeping and my first memory is opening my eyes and seeing my great-uncle's dog staring back at me.

GLENN:  How old were you?

PRICE:  I was probably about 18 months.  And I remember -- I have three memories in the crib, but I could tell you a ton of memories from the time I lived in New York until I was 5 and then in New Jersey until I was 8.  But once I moved to California, everything started to become more clear where I could give you exact dates and tell you the days and that fine tuned itself for about the next six years.  So I was 14

GLENN:  How do you forgive yourself and forgive others if you are reinjured by the -- you know, many of us will, at least me, I know that I can't hold grudges because I kind of forget.  I'm like, oh, yeah, I was pissed at you.  I just kind of move on from it.

PRICE:  Right.

GLENN:  And I kind of just remember, oh, yeah, we had a problem but I'm not really sure.  You're reinjured either by the things that you did in the past or by the things that others did, and you have full recollection of it.  How do you move past that?

PRICE:  Well, considering myself, you know, I don't give myself a break and I'm really hard on myself and that's why this is so tormenting to me.  When it comes to friends and family, I have somehow managed -- I don't forget it and I never forget it but I've had to somehow manage how to rise above it or I would have no friends.  And I have to do that to be able to survive in society.

GLENN:  And you never really went into it.  Your friends just all thought, "Oh, wow, you've got a really good memory.

PRICE:  Well, they understand that it's a little bit more than that where I can -- I'll call them up and say, do you know what we did 20 years ago.  So they know that it's really, really good but they've never really understood the torment that this has caused me.

GLENN:  How -- have you noticed, do people generally remember the same way?  For instance, if you and I were friends and we had a long, you know, relationship where we were always doing things together, have you noticed that individuals remember things in patterns, or do we remember things in patterns as a group?  For instance, your life must be very frustrating to where you're like, no, that's not what happened.

PRICE:  Exactly.  Exactly.

GLENN:  Right.

PRICE:  And I have to -- and that's happened recently where I was with some friends and somebody was telling a story and I was like, no, that's not really the way it happened.  And I don't like to do that because I don't like to call people out.

GLENN:  You would be a massive drag.  You know what?  I've got to tell you something.  It would be perfect.  We should have you just be the person that does security everywhere.  You could be an eyewitness everywhere.  I mean, I've got to tell you if you ever have it out for somebody, they're doomed.  Because all you have to do is --

PRICE:  And that's not my personality.

GLENN:  That's good.

PRICE:  You know, I'm not like that.  But that's happened where I'm -- that's not how the story went.  Or I'll be telling -- like recently I told a friend of mine a story about something that played out over ten years and she did not remember any of it and her husband looked at her and said, if Jill's telling you, that's just the way it is.  So people know that when I'm telling them something that it is the truth.

GLENN:  What have you learned about people outside of you about our memories?  Have you noticed or looked at patterns of how we forget or things that we forget?  Have you noticed any pattern that, oh, wow, I can see why they didn't remember it that way?

PRICE:  No, not really.  I just notice that people -- like, my story never changes, but every -- from listening to people I realize that they just, their memories fade.  So they don't see it the way it really happened.  So they kind of -- it's changed a little bit.

GLENN:  Do we remember it more fondly or worse?  Or is it --

PRICE:  Oh, I think you guys remember it for fondly.  Because see, I remember, you know, the way it happened.  And that's very painful for me.

PRICE:  Well, I think that's why I'm interested in -- I was interested in the patterns and interested in, is it positive or negative because it's human nature.  You know, they say time heals.  That is a defense mechanism so we don't shut down.

PRICE:  Right.  And my memory has not protected me.

GLENN:  Have you ever been -- and if this is too personal, that's fine.  Have you ever been really depressed?  Has this ever caused you -- I would kill myself -- I mean, no --

PRICE:  Yes, I have.  I spent the first half of 1991 where I could barely leave my house, leave my bed.

GLENN:  Because of the things that were just going through your mind over and over and over again?

PRICE:  Well, there were things that had gone on over the previous five years that just paralyzed me after a while.

GLENN:  And again, you don't have to answer this question, Jill.  Gosh, I thank you so much for talking.  It's just so fascinating.  Do you think you're going to be able to fall in love again because you -- you still remember every detail of your husband and you still have that feeling and it doesn't fade.

PRICE:  You know, I'm still in that moment of when he died and it was three years.  So you know, I loved being married.  I was only married for two years.  I hope one day I get married again, but I really at this point, I don't know if I can even go there.

GLENN:  The name of the book is "The Woman Who Can't Forget" by Jill Price.  You believe that there are other people out there like you.  Does the doctor believe there are other people out there like you?

PRICE:  Yes.

GLENN:  Any idea of the amount or percentage of the population that might have something like this?

PRICE:  I don't know but I hope by coming forward, other people will come forward and he will be able to study a whole group of people to find out what's going on in our brains.

GLENN:  You are the only documented case on planet Earth.

PRICE:  Uh-huh.

GLENN:  Is it a chemical thing?  Is it a -- do they have any idea what's caused this?

PRICE:  They don't, but we did my brain scans in 2006 and I just got the results in January, and there are regions and structures in my brain that are three deviations bigger than the control group that I was compared to.

GLENN:  Her name is Jill Price.  The name of the book is "The woman who can't forget."  Jill, what a pleasure to talk to you.  Thank you so much.

PRICE:  Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN:  You bet.  Bye-bye.

Is that amazing?  Is that amazing?  That, you can't get on television.  That was a piece of the truth that you didn't hear on television because of no other fault other than just time, just time.  When we come back, I'm going to give you some pieces of television that are insidious.  The truth you haven't heard.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

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You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


CAIR-Chicago 15th Annual Banquet: Rashida Tlaib youtu.be


It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

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By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.