Glenn Beck: Vote San Fran out

GLENN: I think we should look at a map today and decide what's in and what's out. No, no. No, no, I know it's July 4th weekend and everything, but let's have our own Constitutional Convention, shall we? I mean, everybody else is changing everything. Right now San Francisco is sending drug-dealing illegal aliens on a free trip home. Now, normally I'd be for that. However, they're doing it to avoid federal prosecution. The cops will pick up these crack-dealing illegal aliens, they'll go in and they'll go into juvenile court because Honduras is sending all these kids to deal crack in San Francisco. I think, you know, the city council, to come up with the stuff they've done, they need a lot of crack. So Honduras is sending these crack dealers to San Francisco, and San Francisco, in the goodness of their heart, they say, gosh, they're busted for selling dope on the street, then they'll never become citizens. Good! Isn't that a good thing? How did this happen? When did San Francisco go completely insane?

Now, I know it's been a very long time. I'm just wondering has it always been that -- maybe there's a fissure somewhere and, like, weird gas is seeping out and everybody in San Francisco is just breathing it and they don't smell it. It's like natural gas. You don't really smell it and you're like, I'm getting sleepy. And instead of getting sleepy, they just go nuts. I mean, they don't support the ROTC, they go against everything that our country stands for. They are constantly trying to turn us into a socialist state. Why don't you just become your own country, San Francisco? I mean it. I'm serious. I'd come visit ya. It would be great. No, seriously it would. Be like, oh. You know, I never went to the old Soviet Union. Wouldn't it be great to be able to go to San Francisco where everybody could live in misery? You could just visit? You could, like, "Hmmm, this system doesn't really seem to work." I mean, the only reason why San Francisco is standing is because they're on the teat of everybody else. The only reason why they're secure is because they have the army, but they don't support it. So why don't we just vote them out. Can't we do that, please, please? Stu, please will you give me permission? Please?

STU: I mean, I'm not a constitutional scholar here.

GLENN: But you're willing to go with me, aren't ya?

STU: But it seems like that would be fine. There's an amendment in there somewhere that covers that.

GLENN: No, I don't think there is.

STU: No, if you --

GLENN: Really?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: You know what, I may need those special Ben Franklin glasses that I saw in that movie. Maybe that's what it is. If you put the glasses on and you're like, oh, you can vote them out. I mean, I'm looking at the map here and there's very few cities that I really want voted out. San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, they all kind of -- have you noticed that they all are kind of on the coasts?

STU: All the cities you want to vote out?

GLENN: Hmmm?

STU: All the cities you want to vote out are on the coast? That doesn't surprise me too much.

GLENN: I mean, not universally so. Houston's kind of on the coast. Tampa's on the coast.

STU: Here's the problem. If you vote all the coastal cities off, then you have no -- I mean, you have no waterfront property. We would lose all of our --

GLENN: That's why I don't want to get rid of all coastal cities. I'm not getting rid of San Diego. San Diego is sweet. San Diego, come on, man. You can take San Francisco. That's what we should do. We should just start pitting them against each other.

STU: So you are saying you kind of want imperialist cities that will, like, start taking over other cities?

GLENN: Seriously, seriously. Don't you think, Stu, you, me and, like, I don't know, Marcus Luttrell could take -- okay. Don't you think Marcus Luttrell could take San Francisco?

STU: Yeah, Marcus --

GLENN: I mean, we would just be there for -- I don't know. He might once in a while say, I need a distraction.

STU: Or a soda. We could bring him soda.

GLENN: We could bring him a soda. You don't think San Diego could kick San Francisco's ass?

STU: Well, yes. I mean, if I had to pick a fight, I don't understand how we're judging that but I would say yes, it does seem that way. Although, I mean action things are so perfect in San Diego, I feel like you're in kind of like perfect temperatures all the time. You might just be like, "I don't really feel like it." I feel like they would be more of a Switzerland. They would just be kind of, like, hanging out.

GLENN: Although when was the last time you were in San Diego? Probably a couple of months ago, wasn't it?

STU: Two weeks ago or so.

GLENN: Two weeks ago?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Do you notice the number of flag poles?

STU: Oh, yeah, yeah.

GLENN: San Diego is the Texas of California. I mean it. It is.

STU: That being accurate.

GLENN: It is the Texas of California. It's like the one place that you go. I mean, I can't say this for the city government, but it's the one place you go where the citizens will go, "Get the hell out of my face."

STU: I just feel like, maybe I'm judging on how I feel when I go to San Diego which I don't even go -- I can't get -- the farthest I can get from the bed is the pool. Like, I can't do anything. There's no exercise, there's no --

GLENN: I can't even, I can't even get to the bed or the pool. I'd, like, sit down -- I sit down like in a lounge chair and I'm just like, honey, I'm just going to sit here for a week.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I can't even get to the bed or the pool.

STU: Yeah, your brain and your body shut down. So I know I wouldn't be effective but I mean, that -- you know, the people there, they're used to it.

GLENN: The people there, you know. I mean, come on. You're wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts year round. Once in a while you'll be like, "I don't know, let's do something else. Let's take over San Francisco." Might need a change, you know?

STU: I feel like that's possible. I don't know -- like, I feel like there's a possibility, too, of just the entire state of Nevada trying to, you know, make sort of invasions into California, just taking some land because, you know, like, I feel like California, like a lot of the cities and everybody, they're constantly banning guns and attempting to and making all the gun -- but then the next state over, very libertarian state of Nevada where they just want to do what they want to do. I mean, you can do anything in that state.

GLENN: I got a new idea. I got a new idea. Let's give San Francisco away to the city that can take it. For instance, you have a good point on San Diego. San Diego just, you know, they're like, "San Diego, what do you want San Francisco for." Cleveland, on the other hand, --

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I'd put my money on.

STU: They would be very interested, I think, in that.

GLENN: They would be very interested. They would be very interested. Now, not all parts of Cleveland. You know, Cleveland, let's say the actual city of Cleveland probably would -- oh, my gosh. I got it. We let all the suburbs of Cleveland go kick all the city dwellers of San Francisco out and all the San Francisco people live in the suburbs of Cleveland. That way it matches. You know what I mean?

STU: No, I don't think I understand. I'll be perfectly honest.

GLENN: It matches. The people in the city of Cleveland are so liberal, they're just --

STU: Well, they keep electing Dennis Kucinich.

GLENN: Exactly right. So don't you think a city that elects Dennis Kucinich deserves the people of San Francisco? And don't you think the right-thinking Americans in the suburbs of Cleveland deserve a nice city like San Francisco?

STU: There's a strong argument to be made here, Glenn. You know, you really are, you're like a Soviet central planner. You could just make all these decisions yourself.

GLENN: You know what, here's another thing -- oh, and I'd do it, too. Somebody said to me when we were on the tour, they said, "After I heard that speech in the second half of the Unelectable tour, I don't think you're unelectable. I really think you could be elected President." I said, no for two reasons: One, if I ever was President, I'd vaporize too many places; and two, I would do things like this. I would say, yeah, you know what, San Francisco, we're cutting you off of all federal funding. Sucks to be you, huh?

STU: It seems like every time I hear someone say that to you after one of these tours or something, you should run. You just get that, it's like the Indian who sees the litter and he turns around and a tear comes down his face. That's how I feel because it's just, that's how low our standards are in this country.

GLENN: It really is.

STU: They are willing to think about you as possibly something other than a rodeo clown.

GLENN: They're alcoholics. Anybody who says that's an alcoholic.

STU: Even an alcoholic shouldn't be considering you.

GLENN: No, they're drunks.

STU: I agree. I mean, I agree but I'm just saying that you're, at the very highest level of rodeo clown.

GLENN: Can I ask you this. Why are we fighting global warming? I'm looking at the map of the United States of America and I'm like, you know, I'm just, I'm looking at the map. You know, I'm seeing Duluth, Minnesota and I'm thinking, I don't want to live there. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, no thank you. Cleveland, not so much. Not so much. Buffalo, I don't think so. And then you look down at the southern part and you see St. Petersburg, Florida. Yeah, you know what I'm saying? San Diego, Phoenix, yeah. Flagstaff, that's great. Lake Tahoe, wouldn't you want to live there?

STU: So what you are saying is you are rooting for global warming?

GLENN: No, I'm thinking of a couple of things. Atlanta, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Richmond. Are you seeing a trend here? Are you seeing a trend?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: They're all southern.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Okay? A, I'm kind of rooting now for the South. And when it comes to global warming, have you noticed that all of the cities that people are moving to are warmer? Don't you think the people in the north should start rooting for global warming because then, you know, Baton Rouge, Louisiana would be, like, 134 degrees and Minneapolis-St. Paul would be 70.

STU: You seem to have this strange -- you seem to be rooting for some sort of civil conflict here, potentially Civil War Part 2. I don't know what the reasoning for that is. Is it one story about crack dealers? Is that the motivation?

GLENN: That's what it is, yeah. You don't think it's time to kick San Francisco's ass? Let's be honest. You know, I want to take a freak jury. I'm coming back with a freak jury. Question is, isn't it time we just kick San Francisco's ass? Enough said. Yes or no. It just is as easy as that. 12 cold calls, one decision. And you know what? I don't want a hung jury. I don't even want it close. It's yes or no. It's pretty simple. Don't you think it's time we kick their ass; or kick them out or stop all their federal funding. You can't support it, you can't play by the rules. San Francisco, we're coming to kick your ass. We'll see you at noon today. And then around 12:30 we'll have lunch because the job will be done. All the hippies will be crying by 12:05, "They've got guns." We'll have lunch. See you, hippie freak. 

The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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