Glenn Beck: Pathetic trap attempt by caller


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GLENN: Yes, from Texas. Go ahead, Sabra.

CALLER: Yes, I was wanting to tell you, Glenn, thanks for being middle class today, for mentioning the word and being middle class.

GLENN: Okay. Gee, that's an odd way to phrase that. I talk about America and not just the middle class all the time, Sabra.

CALLER: I know.

GLENN: Why would you mention it that way?

CALLER: Well, I just not to offend. I was just wanting to tell you I appreciate it and that I was I don't really know what is what makes middle class and I was wanting to ask you a few questions.

GLENN: Sure. This doesn't sound like a setup at all, Sabra. Just you know what, let's stop playing the games. Just say what you want to say, Sabra. It's okay to have an opinion. You don't have to trap anybody. You don't have to be cute. Just say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: Well, no, I was just wondering

GLENN: Yeah, stop with your wondering. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: All right.

GLENN: Make your point.

CALLER: All right. My I was wondering

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: Do you ride a train to work?

GLENN: Do I ride a train to work?

CALLER: Uh huh.

GLENN: Sabra, say what you mean and mean what you say. Are you trying to insinuate that I'm not middle class because I never claimed to be middle class.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

GLENN: I'm sorry my gosh, the fake surprise coming from you. Sabra, have a conversation as a human being. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: All right. Well, I didn't mean to offend at all.

GLENN: You are not offending. You're wasting time. This is what politicians do. Stop being a robot. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

CALLER: Okay. I was feeling middle class myself and you were

GLENN: What does it what do you mean you were feeling middle class?

CALLER: Well, I believe I'm middle class as well and so and I was

GLENN: As well as who?

CALLER: Of you.

GLENN: I'm not middle class. I grew up lower middle class. I have been middle class my whole life. I'm now successful and make a good living. So I wouldn't put myself in the middle class category. You'd have to go to somebody like Joe Biden to find real middle class.

CALLER: Because he rides the train.

GLENN: That's his claim, yes.

CALLER: Okay. And has he lived in the Midwest, do you think he's lived in the Midwest where the

GLENN: What is the point, Sabra?

CALLER: Well, I was just wondering middle class, since Mr. Biden is middle class, I'm just confused what middle class means.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, I think everybody is confused what middle class means. I think everybody is confused with what middle class means and everybody's trying to everybody's trying to put everybody into a middle class box. Everybody's trying to be that middle class person. Here's my definition of middle class, somebody who busts their ass every single day to put food on their table, somebody who is just struggling every single day to make it through the day to be able to get your kids down into bed and safe, somebody who's fighting for their family every single day of their life. I don't think it necessarily has anything to do with income. I think it has everything to do with a mindset. Somebody who is trying just to live the American dream. Does the American dream stop at a certain income level? Does it start at a certain income level? Stop with the categories! Stop telling me about the middle class! The middle class is shrinking. There it is. "See, I told you! The middle class is shrinking!" Yeah. I'm pulling this off the top of my head but I believe it's 11%, it might be 13%. It shrunk by 11%. Fortunately for that class the upper class grew by 11%. The idea is we should be encouraging people to get out of the lower class into the middle class and the middle class into the upper class. The idea is to fatten the upper class. The middle class is shrinking. Now, why are we setting up a system where we are trapping the lower class? How are we trapping them? We're trapping them by telling them, "You'll never make it. You'll never make it. You've got to have me to do it." That is a ruling class! And it is strange that it's always the politician upper class that's doing it. It's always people like Michael Moore or Barbra Streisand that somehow or another have you seen the nose on that woman? somehow or another one of the ugliest movie stars out there since Lon Cheney in makeup, made it! How? How did she make it? How is she hosting this $28,500 a plate dinner tonight? Because she worked hard. She took her God given talents and she never said she never said never. She just did it. But once she did it, then she started telling everybody, you can't do it. You can't do it. You know one of the most amazing stories I've read in a long time, do you know about Helen Keller? Everybody learns that Helen Keller was this great woman, "Oh, she did it herself." First of all, she wasn't the first woman to do it. I mean, I can't believe I'm taking down Helen Keller today, but the woman was a communist. By the time she was 25, full fledged communist, supporting Lenin and everything else he was doing. And she was then preaching, "You can't do it." Helen Keller was saying you can't do it, you can't make it? Why is it that all of a sudden the people who have come from the bottom make it and then all of a sudden try to tell everybody else that they can make it? I don't understand. Oh, maybe I do. It's about power.

Let me go to Bill. Hello, Bill, you're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn. I'm just wondering... when you say... Joe Biden... and you say middle class, I just... I'm just sitting here wondering... in the middle, in the central... let's say 0.5

GLENN: All right, thank you very much for your phone call.

(Break)

GLENN: Yes?

CALLER: Hi. Glenn?

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: This Glenn Beck?

GLENN: Yes, it is.

CALLER: I was just listening to your show and you said something about Joe Biden being middle class (laughing)?

GLENN: Yes, caller, get to your point.

CALLER: So you're saying Joe Biden, middle

GLENN: No, Joe Biden said he was middle class.

CALLER: (Laughing). Okay, you're saying

GLENN: No.

CALLER: I'm just wondering

GLENN: No, no, Joe Biden said that he was

CALLER: I'm just wondering. I'm just wondering, okay? You're saying middle like 50%, you're saying it?

GLENN: No, I'm not saying it. I'm not saying it.

CALLER: You are talking about the middle class, right?

GLENN: Joe Biden. You are talking about the middle class.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I mean, this woman I mean, please, please don't play the political games, please. I'm a professional at this. You're not. This is like you know, this is like somebody coming up, you know, the guy working the jackhammer going, "Hey, I bet I can work that." No, really this is what I do for a living. I do this for a living. I'm going to be able to spot this a million miles away. Really. So let's just cut to the chase. Can't we just talk as human beings? Can't we? Just don't play the games.

Hang on.

STU: (Laughing). You're talked about medium class, aren't you? Like the same amount of people on one side of the class is the same amount as the other? You are saying that? I just want to make sure I understand. Wait, hold on. Classes? What classes did you ever take? (Laughing).

GLENN: (Laughing). Oh, golly.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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