Glenn Beck: Honoring our Heroes

GLENN: Yeah. Well, Joe, I appreciate. Thank you so much for your service, sir, and I appreciate your phone call. I don't ever want to get into the situation where I say that the military thinks this way about a candidate or that way about a candidate because nobody speaks for the entire military. I'm sure there are those people in the military that want Obama and those that want McCain. I will tell you that I had a Fourth of July party at my house this weekend. Mine was the house with the 50-foot American flag hanging from two giant pine trees. It took us -- what did it take us, Adam, about an hour, hour and 15 minutes to put this flag up? I collect flags and, you know, different eras and everything else and so once a year I display many of them and this time I displayed this 50-foot American flag that is just absolutely incredible. And I was honored to have at my house, not just all the good friends that I have and all these just great people that I work with but also a guy who wasn't seen very much because he runs out of steam pretty quickly. Greg Stube and his wife Donna and their son Gregory. Greg Stube, I introduced you to before. He's one of the more incredible men I've ever met. He is in special forces, and he's the guy, if you remember right, that I brought to your attention that was in Afghanistan and had a rocket actually go through him and the rocket fuel spilled and he's lost most of his digestive tract. And for almost a year he was in the hospital with these gigantic open wounds. They would pack him from the side of his leg all the way into his chest cavity. You could put your arm into him and the first time his wife Donna, who's just the sweetest lady I've ever met, first time she saw him, she passed out. By the second day she pushed the nurse aside and said, this is my husband; I'll do it. These are the leaders, you know. When I say that it's "We the people," I mean it because I've met people like Greg and Donna Stube. These people are absolutely incredible. They are -- let me put it this way. My nephew who's in the military getting ready to go back for a second tour of duty in Iraq, I flew him up for the party and his fiance. They are here at the house and he sat there and he talked to Greg an awful lot and my nephew doesn't say a lot. He just listens. He's from Wyoming and very much like his dad, just a good, decent cowboy kind of guy. He sat there and he listened. After Greg left, he said to my nephew, do you know who that guy is? And I said, I don't know. I think so. He said, I don't think you do. He said, that guy is -- this guy, there's one in a million that does what he does. It's the -- you know, he belongs to the elite of the elite of the elite. It's the Mission Impossible kind of stuff. You know what? The Mission Impossible people are not like you see in the movies. You want real hope? You meet the real Mission Impossible people. They are not braggers. They are not womanizers. I mean, maybe some of them are.

Greg Stube is a guy who is so humble, so in love with this country, such a righteous dude and so focused on God that he just bowls me over every time, and his wife.

After everybody left, Greg and Donna and Tania and I, we sat down in our living room, let the kids play for a while. And I think I finally figured out why Greg and I were supposed to meet and why I was first captivated not by him. Everybody was captivated by him and his story. Why I, in this roomful of people, is the only one that really noticed her. I think I know why now. As we were talking, we were talking that there was no -- these guys come back from war. You know that there's trauma. You know that they're having nightmares. Can you imagine doing some of the stuff that these guys -- we ask them to do. This goes back to what I was talking about with the rallies for America, the Vietnam veterans. You can't ask these guys to go do that and then bring them back and expect them to be normal. You've got to help some of them, some of them who are in Walter Reed or down at the burn unit in San Antonio. Some of them that now just flinch by a gun. I mean, you don't get into the military generally speaking unless you have a relationship with a gun, unless you are a hunter, unless you are somebody who's gone out shooting with your dad, you know. You have a relationship with a gun, most likely. Not all cases. And that relationship is important. It was part of the fabric of your life. And we talked about some of the people that we know that are hurting, and I think there's a job to be done to help these people. And I think -- and Greg said to me, "Glenn, you know, all the experts that say this, these are military people or these are gun people." I said, Greg, I'm not -- we're not talking about employing the help of the people in Manhattan. We're talking about reaching out to the American people who don't mistrust our government, who don't hate our troops. Are you kidding me? He was the medic of his team. I said, you put together all the medical statistics. I'll go work on some stuff. Come January next year, I think you're going to be a part of something huge, something really, really good for our soldiers who continually give me hope. Every time I meet these people, I'm bowled away. Every time I meet and spend time with these people.



Lone Survivor

By the way, the 28th, if you are a fan of The Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell's book, you read about his SEAL team, the 28th is the day that happened. We just passed it. I think a lot of people see Marcus Luttrell as a guy who's a SEAL member, superhero, a guy who is, just kick butt and take names. I don't know this for a fact, but my gut tells me not enough people see him as a boy who loves his mom. Not enough people see him as a kid that grew up around horses, on a farm in Texas, just loves his country, loves his mom, loves his state. Just wanted to do the right thing. I don't think enough people see him as a guy who watched his best friends die and now questions again, I don't know this, I'm just guessing as I had him on my mind for the last few days relentlessly. I don't tell enough people see him as a guy who the 28th tears him apart. I ask that this week, especially Fourth of July when you're praying as a family, when you're praying as an individual, right now, just close your eyes and thank God for these people who are doing the things that we need them to do. Thank God for them. Pray that they are given strength and pray for those people like our caller here at the top of the hour or Greg Stube or Marcus Luttrell or the thousands of people like them that I've never met and I don't know their name, but they exist. Just say a prayer that they're healed, that they're restored, that what they've been asked to do is stored in their memory banks as something that doesn't take them apart. And by the way, it's Fourth of July weekend. If you can't afford a ticket to go some place, if you can't go out, fly some place, you see one of these heroes in the airport, you make sure you stop them. I know your kids are probably like mine. They will die when you do it: "Dad, stop it." Don't worry. The kids will get over it. They have already gotten over it. They no longer say that. They just kind of walk away from me once they see a soldier in the airport because they know I'm going to go up and say to them, thank you. I guess we shouldn't have to remind ourselves to do that on big weekends like the July 4th weekend. But no matter where you are, if you see somebody in uniform or, you know, you see one of them and you just know, I mean, they are either a cop or a soldier, they just, they all look alike. Whether they're a cop or a soldier or a border guard, thank them. They are the reason we can go out and not worry about having a picnic and just goof off all weekend.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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