Glenn Beck: Obama/Palin 'pig' controversy?



GLENN: Do we have Honky Whitesville on with us? Because I want to get right to the point, I want to get right to the big topic of the day and that is Obama and his "You can put lipstick on a pig" remark.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Oh, please.

GLENN: Hello, honky.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Hello, Mr. Beck, thank you for having me on the program for addressing the lies that you are going to spread. I want to get right in front of it.

GLENN: I'm not addressing lies. Do we have the actual audio?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Play that again.

GLENN: I'd like to have the audio of what Obama said and also what Sarah Palin said.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Fine.

GLENN: Go ahead. Go ahead, Dan.

OBAMA: That's not change. That's just calling something the same thing something different. But, you know, you can't? ?you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.

GLENN: Yeah, go ahead.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: I know what you're going to try to do today. You know, I know what you do.

GLENN: What am I trying to do?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: You are going to try to spin that into some comment about Sarah Palin.

GLENN: Do you have, Dan, do you have what Sarah Palin said during the convention?

GOVERNOR PALIN: I love those hockey moms. You know they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.

GLENN: I mean, that's probably her most famous line. You know, if Barack Obama would have said this? ?if he would have said this a couple of weeks ago, you know, I would have maybe bought that he wasn't saying that. I mean because, you know, that's a famous line, et cetera, et cetera. But the reaction of the crowd behind Obama, it shows that they knew exactly what he was trying to say here.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Look, I can say from an official campaign perspective that Barack Obama didn't even see that speech.

GLENN: He didn't see the speech?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yeah, he didn't watch the speech.

GLENN: Really?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: He was busy. He had some other? ?

GLENN: What was he doing?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, he had some other things doing and I don't? ?

GLENN: Was he organizing any communities?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Again I don't think that's? ?you know, I don't think it's funny. And I understand you are trying to be? ?you are trying to be cute, but it's really ridiculous. I mean, he doesn't even know who Sarah Palin is. I'll tell you that right now. As official campaign, you can quote me on that. He doesn't even know who Sarah Palin is.

GLENN: He has no idea who she is?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: No, he only knows now because of people reacting to this comment. He had absolutely no idea. And, you know, people are trying to spin this into some sexist thing and it's ridiculous. Obama has stood up for women across America his entire campaign. You know, there's only one thing worse than a male chauvinist pig.

GLENN: See, this isn't really? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: There's only one thing worse than a male chauvinist big.

GLENN: Yeah, what is it?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: A woman who won't do what she's told. No, I kid. I shouldn't say that.

GLENN: Hold on a second. See, this is the kind of judgment we're talking about during the campaign that probably is not a good idea.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: It's just, look, we joke around the campaign. You know, some say there's a problem with judgment but, you know, we have fun with all sides. You know, like how many men does it take to open a beer?

GLENN: See, I don't? ?you know, I don't think it's? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: How many men does it take to open up a beer?

GLENN: I have no idea.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: None. Should be open by the time she brings it. No, you know what? I'm kidding. I'm kidding, but, you know, it's like the point that Barack was making the other day. It's very similar to this. I think the question gets answered, for example, why do women get married in white.

GLENN: I don't think Barack Obama was saying this.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: No, he was making the point. He said, you know what, let me ask you this, everybody, why do women get married in white? And we all said, I don't know, Barack, why? And he said, of course? ?you know, this guy is very smart and he went to Harvard and he responded very intelligently because he said, they get married in white so they can match the kitchen appliances. And I think his point there was very well taken by the crowd.

GLENN: See, I think this is very sexist. I think to say that she's getting married in white so she could match the kitchen appliances might be? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: See, I don't see it as that way. I think it's about making a point. Think about it this way, Glenn. You know, our time has come, okay? It's time for change, as you know, and time is what we're talking about here and it's like what Barack said the other day when he said, why don't women wear watches. Why don't women wear watches?

GLENN: I don't know why women don't wear watches.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: There's a clock on the stove.

GLENN: You see? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: See, this is important issues.

GLENN: See, I don't think this is important. I think this is in very poor taste coming from an Obama guy.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, I am a campaign spokesman. I do think it's important to get to the issues. I don't want to just talk about this. You are the one that brought this up. I wanted to talk about issues. For example, energy. Energy is a very important issue.

GLENN: Okay, good. Let's talk about that.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Think about that, our oil dependency. We are too dependent on foreign oil, Glenn. And, you know, I think what Barack said the other day really sums it up when he said why don't women need driver's licenses. Why don't women need driver's licenses?

GLENN: I don't know why. I don't think this is going to the issues.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Women don't need driver's license because there's no road between the bedroom and the kitchen. And I think he had a really good point when he said that.

GLENN: Okay, thank you very much, Honky Whitesville. This is? ?you know what, let me tell you something. Play the audio again. I'm going to give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt. And I don't mean it sincerely. I can't do it. Look, he went to Columbia and Harvard, all right? He's smarter than you. He's smarter than me. So I can't begin to understand his gigantic brain. But let's give him the benefit of the doubt that he's smarter than making this kind of comment, knowing what he was doing, knowing that he was, you know? ?that it would be taken on the lipstick line. But listen to the crowd. The crowd took it this way, but the crowd is made up of little people. The crowd is just made up of, you know, peasants, farmers, shop owners. You know, people that need to be led. And they were so stupid that they clearly took it that way because listen to the reaction.

Look, you can say a million times, you put lipstick on a pig... I think John McCain even said, you know, Hillary Clinton's healthcare package, you know, you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. That's not a funny line. That's a line that, you know, may have come out of the medieval period. I mean, it's not something that you hear, you know, "You can put lipstick on a pig..." (laughing). Where is that? Where is that coming from? You've heard that line a million times. It's not a funny line. But listen carefully to the crowd and ask yourself, why are they laughing that hard at this line?

OBAMA: That's not change. That's just calling something the same thing something different.

GLENN: Okay, stop for a second. I just have to point out. I'm sorry, riddled with ADD. What the hell did he just say? Can you imagine if George Bush would have said that line exactly like that? I mean, look at how he was? ?I don't even know what he said there.

OBAMA: That's just calling something the same thing something different.

GLENN: What?

OBAMA: But, you know, you can't? ?you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.

GLENN: Uh huh. Uh huh. Okay. Well, let's just put it this way. Barack Obama certainly has the experience to give speeches. He has more experience than Sarah Palin, than John McCain in giving big speeches. He's been giving speeches now for a very long time, but maybe he doesn't have the judgment necessary to give speeches because it doesn't matter. Here's what's going to happen. Republicans are going to say, "Oh, look, he's... and I'm not a Republican, but I'm a conservative and I don't buy it." These people have such double standards every step of the way. They can take apart women, they can take apart anybody. They can say? ?they've got a Klans member in the Senate! Oh, I'm sorry, a former Klans member. You know, pretty much once a Klans member, always a Klans member. They have a former Klans member in the Senate. That's totally fine. But anybody who makes some sort of a comment about a 90 year old man at his birthday party, oh, my gosh, he's a racist. But not the former Klans member. He's totally cool.

These people live in the world of double standard.

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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