Glenn Beck: Olympic sex appeal


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GLENN: So the Olympics were on last night. You know, they were on a bunch of TVs and I mean, not mine necessarily. I'm just saying. But you had the typical gymnastic events, all right, the overly muscular upper body guys, you know, hanging on rings event which I can't get enough of. I'm like, whoa, look at that guy, whoa, look what he can do. Meanwhile I just, all I want to think is, I'll never be able to do that. Do we have any more Cheetos? Then you have the 12 year old girls trying to pass for 16 swinging from two bars for no reason event. And then, of course, you know, it's prime time. So there was the really hot women in thongs on the beach who also happen to be playing volleyball, although volleyball has nothing to do with the reason why they're on TV event. Which, let's be honest. Last week I turned on volleyball and I'm like, guys play this sport? You're kidding me. And we're covering it? Why? And I'm looking at their outfits. You know, have you seen the men's volleyball team? They got, like, they're wearing slacks! And I'm thinking to myself, there is just nothing here for women to watch. Nobody's watching this because there's nothing for women to watch. Nobody wants to watch volleyball. Come on. Is there anybody within the sound of my voice who is like, gee, if I could just watch professional volleyball, I could watch anything. Really? I tell you what, let's look at the ratings of volleyball when I, you know, when I make the women wear those 1800, you know, striped bathing suits. They're on the beach. What, they should be covered. Let's see how volleyball, how popular the sport of volleyball is in the Middle East. You know what I'm saying? So last night I turn it on and they're showing the trampoline. The trampoline is not a sport. "Oh, Glenn, you don't know, that's very tough." It's a bunch of people jumping 15 feet in the air on a trampoline and doing a lot of crazy flips. I mean, it's cool to watch and everything, but I mean, I can understand why it's a sport because, you know, people that enter are like, come on, man, I've got to be able to do this. So... you know, I've been doing this since I was 6. My mom used to... "Don't jump on the bed." "What, mom, I'm jumping from the dresser to the bed, this is great. Look, I can do a somersault, too." I mean, at some point, Jack, you've got to grow up. I'm just saying. Get a job. Is there anybody that says I mean, for instance, you've got to roll the dice. You've got to roll the dice. Michael Phelps, did anybody see Michael Phelps when he, you know when you read that he was worth $50 million now, was anybody surprised? Because I was. I was shocked. I went, only $50 million? I mean, I really thought he was, you know, $100 million man. I mean, who doesn't want that guy? He's got the greatest story ever. And what an athlete. The trampoline guy, did anybody see the trampoline guy on the box of Wheaties, really? And how many awards can they win? You bounced up and down higher than anybody else. Look, here's the gold medal for the highest bounce. I mean, what is the I want to know what's the medal for? How many medals can you get in trampoline? Is anybody is there a single sponsor besides someone who makes trampolines that is like, I've got to sign up the trampoline guy for a spokesman; he's fantastic. Now, again don't get me wrong. I'm sure trampoline is I mean, you know, it's whatever everybody wants. Even as a kid you wanted to do it. Now as an adult you want to jump up and down on the trampoline. I mean, that's you know, if you've got kids, they're like, time for trampoline practice? You know, you tell your kids, piano or trampoline. What do you think they're going to pick? I think you should get awards for things that you don't want to do. I mean, oh, wow, you got an award for practicing a long time jumping up and down on the trampoline. That was hard as a kid, huh? I mean, come on. Piano, nobody wants to play the piano until you can't play the piano and you're 40. That's when everybody wants to play the piano and that's what everybody everybody's always walking around going, gee, I wish I would have learned how to play the piano when I was a kid. Yeah. You know why? You know why? Because you didn't when you were a kid because it sucked when you were a kid. That's why you deserve an award when you learn how to play the piano. You are 20 years old and you are good at it, you deserve the award. Give him a gold medal, will you? I mean, practiced. Other kids were jumping on the trampoline. Shotput's another one of those. Nobody wants to. Why is that even a sport? Where did that sport come from? Who said, "Hey, I can throw that big ball farther than anybody else. Yeah? How about if I make that ball out of lead." What? Who made that sport up? What was that sport for? Like javelin, I understand where the javelin came from. That's a war thing. You've got to be able to throw. "I can throw that spear in the chest of that guy a lot farther than anybody else. See that guy way back there? I could kill him." Is that what the shotput started as? "I can drop this big rock on his head from a great distance." Good thing we invented guns. I'm just saying. The athletes would rise up and kill us. I'd be busy on trampoline. Javelin would go right through me, get hit in the head with a giant lead ball. "Poof, got him. Neocon." I mean, I really don't want to carry around a 16 pound ball of metal. Who does that? Who signs up for that? Who says, "That sounds like fun, I want to do the javelin thing." I mean, swimming, swimming sounds like fun until you get into the pool and you're like, I'm going to swim. Oh, no, it's not. That's not fun. It's exercise. Jeez. I mean, the 100 meter butterfly? Are you kidding me? Did you see the guys who were swimming? They were swimming for, like, 40 minutes. I'm like, jeez, when is this thing going to be over; just call it a day. I would just stand up in the middle of the pool halfway through the race well, no, halfway through the first lap I would have been like, "Okay, enough. I'm ahead, okay? Can't we just call it?" They were swimming for, like, 10 minutes. Nobody needs to swim that far. What are you swimming for? Get a boat. You swim so you can swim to the beach, swim to the shore. It's not a sport. It was a precursor to the lifejacket. That's what it was. You got a lifejacket, Bob there, get the GPS, someone will come and take you out. You've got to sit in one of those little chair lift things while the helicopter helicopter ride, you are an Olympic swimmer? They ain't giving you a helicopter ride. They're like, "What? With gas prices? Swim! I saw you on TV. You can do it." Give me the helicopter ride. What are you doing? That's the advantage of the trampoline. You always have to be safe. A, nobody watched your stupid sport. So nobody knows. "I won 23 gold medals in the trampoline." I think the guy on the trampoline, I think he could have won 16 gold medals and nobody would have known. Michael Phelps, 16. You won eight. Yeah, whatever. Shhh.

Diving, that's cool. Have you seen the synchronized diving yet? Synchronized, that's cool. I don't think I want to do it because, I mean, it would be fun until you had your first belly flop and then you'd be like, ow! All the way down to the bottom of the pool you'd be like, "Oh, that hurt." I think pole vault would be kind of fun, but I don't understand it. Why do you need a pole vault? It's not like there's a fence anywhere that you need to get over. Pole vaulting looks hard, doesn't it? It's like attaching yourself to a bendy straw, clearing the bar, falling onto a big mattress. When we were kids you know, again I think pole vaulting comes from us just wanting to jump from the dresser to the bed. And then mom would come in and go, "What are you doing! Stop it!" Going to be a pole vaulter someday.

By the way, speaking of the pole vault, quick ADD moment here, I feel like it's been only a few years since the beach volleyball players all started wearing less than you see on a Victoria's Secret poster. Maybe it's just me. Stu, are we going back slowly just to the naked Olympics? Because that's the way it used to be. You know, everybody was just naked.

STU: Maybe a loin cloth or something?

GLENN: Yeah. And again, I mean, maybe it's just me. I've not heard this comment from anybody, but Michael Phelps, pull up the pants, man. Pull the pants up.

STU: He's swimming very, very quickly.

GLENN: I know he's swimming quickly. Pull them up when you get out of the pool. I've never seen pants ride so low on a guy. It's embarrassing. I mean, not like ballet embarrassing. That's I don't even know what that is. Put some pants on. Have some self respect.

STU: So this guy who's, you know, the most accomplished Olympic

GLENN: Pull your pants up!

STU: Athlete ever

GLENN: Pull your pants up!

STU: Going to criticize him over pants, that's the stance you're taking.

GLENN: Let me ask you this. The women playing volleyball, I mean, look, they are wearing dental floss. What? They're athletes. We're not looking at them that way. We're looking at them for their athletic prow uh huh, yeah, yeah. Let me ask you this: If you went to a strip club and they were all playing volleyball, do you think your wife would buy that? Your wife's not buying it like, just watching the volley balm. Your wife's not buying it. She knows. They're not stupid. Well, not entirely.

STU: Making a lot of friends in this monologue.

GLENN: I just love saying things that I just know people are going to you know, that will be quoted back as a serious comment. I just love it.

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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