Glenn Beck: Slammin Sarah

GLENN: She was fantastic! I challenge you to name the speech given by any politician of a conservative bent you know what, let's make it any politician, that was that good since Ronald Reagan. I watched it with a group of people last night and I said that about halfway through. I said, I'm watching Ronald Reagan in a skirt. It's fantastic. And I don't think I've ever thought of watching Ronald Reagan in a skirt would be fantastic, but last night it was. Here's a woman who let me tell you something. A lot of people try to give speeches and they can't. Rudy Giuliani, oh, please, sit down. Was anybody else going, okay, Rudy, we got it, move on. I like Rudy Giuliani. You know, he's a good guy. He did a lot of great things for New York. He is America's mayor, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Why do I have to say that? It's like John McCain. "Well, he is a war hero." We know. Has anybody else gotten to the point with John McCain to where if they tell the story one more time, I don't need the story. I get it. I get it. I mean, the guy is a legitimate hero. There are very few people that have done what he has done, but I get it already. The same thing with Rudy Giuliani. You know what? We had money riding on if he was going to say, "You know I was there for 9/11." We get it. We know, we know. Rudy Giuliani, I mean, he tried to give a speech. That's what he was doing. Sarah Palin didn't try to give a speech. She gave one.

Do you notice that you know what, it's exactly what I told you yesterday. She doesn't have to get up and say, "I'm like you. I like Amtrak." I like Amtrak? That's not like me. I don't know anybody who likes Amtrak except Joe Biden. "I'm like you. That's why I spent $97 going to work and $97 coming home from work." Oh, yeah. Me, too... not so much. All these politicians on both sides of the aisle. John McCain, "How many houses do you have?" "I have to have somebody from my office get..." you don't know how many houses you have? I do. One. Most of America does. One. I mean, what is the number? You know it's kind of like the Tootsie pop. How many licks does it take to get to how many houses do you have to have before you forget, stop counting? You know, is it two, is it three? Is it over five? I want to know what the number is when you start saying, "Yeah, man, I can't even count them anymore. Oh, I stopped counting a long time ago." Seven is the number. But you know what? I don't have a problem if you have seven houses. You want to have seventeen houses, I don't care. Just don't try to come out and say, "Hang on, just calculating, calculating. That doesn't make me like the average person." You're not the average person! Have you heard the story about how you used to give the thumbs up as they drag you out of the bamboo cage and beat you for 48 hours? You're not the average person! You're not like me! I've never done that! I don't know if I could ever do that! It's okay to be different.

So yesterday I said to you Sarah Palin needs to show you that she is just like you without ever saying "I'm just like you." You know when it happened for me last night with Sarah Palin? I remember my first Palin experience. The first time it happened with me with Sarah Palin was last night when she said, "Fellow citizens..." oh, my gosh. I'm turning into Chris Matthews! I got a chill going up my leg! No, sorry. Just wet myself. Glad we weren't watching at my house. When she said "Fellow citizens," I recognized that I felt different. I felt different. When she said it, it was like a friend. It was like she was one of us. You know what I mean? She was she's me there. She's you there. She wasn't somebody who is, "Fellow citizens." When John McCain says "My friends," does that ring true to you at all? He's not my friend. I mean, I like him, I respect him, but he's not my friend. And when he says it over and over and over again, "My friend." When Governor Palin said "Fellow citizens," it felt right to me. She felt like me when she and I don't know about anybody else who has if you have a child of special needs, I would love to hear from you today. I would love to know if you felt like I did, and I know this is a small section of society. Well, how much do we know, Joe? Did you look that number up? How many people are affected with a child of special needs? I'd like to know that number because I never saw this one coming. First of all, when her daughter was sitting there holding Trig and she licked her hand to put Trig's hair down, a rush came to me. These people are like my family. When she licked her hand and did that, you know what it made me think of? Where did she learn that? Mom. And suddenly I saw mom licking, you know, licking her fingers and then doing that to my head. My mother used to do that. When I was a kid, we would be out some place and she would say, why didn't you comb your hair. And then she would lick her hand and she would try to make the little cowlicks stay down on my did anybody else's mom do that? So all of a sudden Sarah Palin, I saw her with her children just as I could see my mother with her children, except my mom wasn't nearly as smoking hot as Sarah Palin. I'm just sayin'. Not that I've ever thought of my mother or wanted I mean, this is going down a really creepy road. So maybe we should stick to politics.

When she stood up and she said about children can be I don't know if she actually said children can be nightmares. Did she say that? Did she say that, Stu, last night? Did she say something like, boy, children can just, you want to kill yourself on children. Was that just something I heard when she started talking about children? It was just me? Okay. But then she said, you know, they can be your greatest joy, and I thought she was going to go into our daughter and then she went into Trig, her son with Down Syndrome. And when she said, "You have an advocate in the White House," I cried. I didn't see that coming. I've never felt like I needed an advocate in the White House. I've never I'm not somebody for the you know, I'm not for or against the American you know, the disabilities act, the Americans with Disabilities Act. I mean, look. You know, whatever. I want to make sure you can get to work and everything else, but I haven't felt like I needed an advocate for the government, and I still don't want an advocate in the government fighting for my special interest I don't want that. I don't need it. Thank you. We're doing just fine. However, to be able to have somebody in the White House who not only can relate to it but also sees it as the blessing that it truly is, I guess maybe that's why I don't need an advocate. Because kids with special needs, it's a privilege. It's an honor. It's a remarkable responsibility. But we've been entrusted with these gifts.

That's what first attracted me to Sarah Palin was the story about the birth of her son Trig, the way she spoke. I had never heard anybody who didn't have any experience with special needs children express it that way, about what a gift they are. When she said that, that touched me. And then the end, and maybe it's just because of my personal thing. I don't know if anybody else that doesn't have special needs child felt this way. But when she stood there at the end with her newborn child with Down Syndrome, the same child that the media has drug through the mud and said it's not her child, boy. She's just like me.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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