Glenn Beck: Vacation Hypocrisy

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GLENN: And then, and then it happens. I'm reading the New York Times from yesterday. Maureen Dowd. Headline? Bush on vacation. After eight years the President's gut remains gullible. He'll go out as he came in, ignoring reality, failing to foresee, prevent or even prepare for disasters, misinterpreting intelligent reports, misreading people and handling crises in ways that make them exponentially worse. That doesn't sound like a definition of congress, does it? Does that sound anything like congress? "He spent 469 days of his presidency kicking back at his ranch and 450 days cavorting at Camp David. But there's still time to mountain bike through another historic disaster." Kicking back at his ranch? Kicking back at his ranch? Bush should take the cue from Nancy Pelosi. She's working hard. She's selling those books. She's, right now she's like, please, please, somebody, please, won't you listen to me. It's a good book. Please read it. Here, just read this page, will you just read this page? A dime, a dime? Okay, here. 5 cents. A quarter of this page, just read a quarter of this page, please, please, please, please, please! She's working hard. I mean, all that Bush is doing, you know, is just having the daily briefings and holding regular meetings and, you know, the other briefings that he usually gets at the White House.

You know, Maureen, there's one thing that I don't know if you know because you work for a newspaper, which was so cool in the 1800s. Seriously. Newspapers? They were so great. I'll even take it back in, like, 1965, you know. I've seen the old movies and they're like, "What's the headline, Bill?" And they're like, "President Kennedy looks like he has been shot." "Oh, I remember the headline that day." Those are great. Those newspapers. Now they're good for, like, when you move or something which, Nancy, might happen. Just saying. When you're moving, just take those newspapers and, you know, you can just you do this (crumpling) And then you put them, like, inside the glasses and around the glass and then they don't break if they're in a box. Of course, that's cardboard and so you liberals probably wouldn't want to use a cardboard box to move, or newspapers. Which is weird, Maureen Dowd. Why are you writing for a newspaper? How many trees do you have to get? Anyway, I digress. Anyway, so you work for a newspaper and that usually takes at least a couple of days to deliver information. So perhaps you weren't aware of this, but they have this thing at Camp David and at Crawford, and a lot of people I hear have it in their homes. It's called the I could be wrong on this the intraweb. It's the information superhighway. And so you can just, you know, just type things in and, boom, it's right there. You don't have to you know, you don't have to wait for the press. "Stop the presses," you don't have to wait for that. Just, boom, it's right there. And then they have something else. This is new governmental, government technology. I don't believe this is and I don't want to release any national secrets but I believe they have something called the... tele... I'm not sure, but you can hear someone's voice from a great distance. It's amazing. It's amazing. Sometimes you can even see them. I hear in the future you can they will be able to transmit pictures in the air. That's crazy. It's crazy. So it's and it was your President, and this doesn't happen. I mean, you have to be like the you have to be the President and think 30 years down the road. Sometimes, if you're the President, you can be on your ranch and people will, in the future, fly in, like, a giant metallic bird like vehicle and it will fly you from one place to another. It's crazy. The President, they say, someday will have one of these bird like vehicles that will also have a box in there that will transmit and receive moving pictures. I know, but that technology's right around the corner. We should, we should pour all of our resources into that moving picture technology thing.

By the way, I don't know if she's ever watched the magic box that's in her living room. But Maureen, if you've ever watched the magic box, there's a show that I know you'd love. It's called the West Wing. I learned that Camp David is in a place where the zip wires are there and obstacle courses. I could see George Bush (laughing) as he's, you know, doing the tire thing where he's getting each foot in (laughing) and running down the tire obstacle course. I know that's what it seems like and then he and Dick Cheney are roasting marshmallows at night. But I learned this through Martin Sheen only. Martin Sheen solved the Palestinian/Israeli conflict all in one hour there in Camp David. And all he did was say, just like this, "Get along, damn it." That was fantastic. I don't know why our evil Bush doesn't do that: "Get along, damn it. (Laughing). Try to cool tire thing." I'm just sayin'.

Anyway, Maureen continues. She says, as Russian troops continue to man handle parts of Georgia on Friday, President Bush chastised Russian leaders that bullying and intimidation are not acceptable ways to conduct foreign policy in the 21st century. And then he flew off to Crawford. Sound familiar with? Hmmm. Who's going on vacation while there's an energy crisis? I don't let me think for a second. Oh, I know, the Democrats. "No, couldn't be." They're the Democratic party. The action league for the American people. When there is trouble, call us (phone ringing). "Action league for the men people here." "Yes, is this the Democratic party?" "Yes." "I'd like you to solve the oil crisis thing that's going on right now." "Leave a message after the tone. We're not here. On vacation." I mean, what?

By the way, do you remember back in 2003 when the Democrats and those in the media like Maureen Dowd joined forces with the nations around the world to condemn George W. Bush and his hate mongering? "There, he's doing nothing but hate mongering." They did their best to tear the U.S. down, you know, just to stop the evil Iraq war. You know, if we would have just been united. If we would have just all gotten along, things wouldn't have been this horrible." Thank goodness for those antiwar countries like France and Germany. What's the other country that the liberals were saying, you know, even those guys don't what was it? It was France and Germany and oh, there's another peace loving country out there that was definitely not evil. It was oh, I remember. Russia. They were so great, weren't they?

Maureen continues: We knew we could count on the cheerleader and chief to be jumping around like a kid in Beijing with bikini clad beach volleyball players while the re evil empire was sending columns of tanks into the former Republic." Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. Hang on. The cheerleader and chief, that's a good one. What a crazy guy that George W. Bush is really. Always trying to be diplomatic to countries when everybody knows, including Maureen Dowd, what a bad idea it is to be diplomatic. He should have just come out and called them evil. You know what I mean? If he just said, "Those evil bastards, we should nuke them," then I'm sure the New York Times and Maureen Dowd would have said, "Tough times call for tough action." They definitely wouldn't have said, "What a cowboy, what a renegade, what a crazy person. Why can't we just get along? Why call evil by its name?" No. I mean, you know, what idiots could possibly think that talking to leaders of unfriendly nations would be a good idea? They would have said, "No, we can't talk to them, we need action, call them evil. You know, go in there with guns ablazing right away." What idiot's going to think that talking to unfriendly nations would be a good idea? Oh, I remember. The Democrats. That's who it was. It must be very taxing to be this inconsistent. I mean, you've just got to sleep like 18 hours a day.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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