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GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. All right. So the last break I told you that values are what we have to reconnect with, time tested, time honored values, the things that weren't fashionable before. I thought a lot about my grandma's fruit cellar yesterday. People make fun of me for saying, oh, you're storing food? Why are you storing food? You're just one of those crazy people. Really? My grandma had a fruit cellar. Was she crazy? No, she could go to the store. You know, I grew up in a time when there were stores. Grandma still canned soup and fruit and food. She had different values and she knew what value was.

Does anybody else remember their mom going shopping and getting stuff in bigger sizes? Do you remember hearing the phrase, "You'll grow into it." Oh, jeez. I swear to you I never had clothes that fit me. They were always I swear they were either too small or too big. Maybe there was a day in there it was like, perfect size. They never fit me. "You'll grow into it." We didn't hem our pants. Well, at least we didn't hem it and just cut it and then hem it. We hemmed Grandma and Mom would always hem them so they could let them out. So I'd always have that line around the cuff. You know what I mean? When they would let them out, I'd always have a line and it would be like, "Okay." Because they knew clothing wasn't about being fashionable, wasn't about the latest trend. Life wasn't about clothing. As much as I hated it, our parents and our grandparents knew that life was about life, not the little line that went around where they let the hem out.

Over the last year and a half people have made fun of me, and you can continue to. I mean, there's lots of reasons to make fun of me. Really, seriously. My family, you think you could be worse than my family? Please. You should hear my kids. People have said I'm a doomsday guy, Mr. Gloomy, you name it, "Oh, you're crazy." One of my highlights of the year is when I gave one of the most honest pieces of "Here's what you can do as a family." The most honest piece of advice I think I could give you and, oh, was it a joke. Still is. In the office, you should hear. Just last week, "Oh, really? Should I go buy some shoes, Glenn?" I'm going to give the advice again because maybe this time it will carry a little bit more weight. If you have children, just remember your grandparents, remember your mom. If you have children and you know that they are going to grow out of their clothes and there are going to be sales, make you this promise. I can't promise you that we're going to have 1929 style Depression but I also can't promise you that our country will resemble what it is today ever again. I know you won't change. But I can promise you this. Your dollar is at its highest value because they are inflating the money. Inflation is coming. When people are putting their money into treasuries and they're saying I'll take zero gain in the next ten years, I'll take 3% gain over the next three years, when inflation that they report is running at 5%. Inflation probably now is 10%. People will lose anywhere from 2 to 7% on their money just to make sure it's safe. When that kind of stuff happens, you know you're in real, real trouble. You may not have any money to invest. You don't have to. Your investments won't return as much as inflation. So go to the store. You want to invest? Go to the store today. You see a sale? Today, tomorrow, this week, coming sales, you see a sale, you don't just buy it for this year. Buy it for next year. You know your kids are going to use shoes. Buy them for next year. It is an investment. Because inflation is coming. And if you think you can beat inflation, that's great. I don't think you can.

The Purple Heart is reserved for those wounded or killed during battle. Awarded by the President, the medal has George Washington's image right there on the front of it. Make no mistake, it is reserved for heroes. True heroes. Men and women who've faced death and still persevered. Soldiers who fought in battle at the cost of their limbs, their lives, or their inner peace. John F. Kennedy earned a Purple Heart for his heroism as a gunboat pilot in 1944. John McCain received one for, well, we all know his horrific story. Colin Powell. Roughly one million Purple Heart medals have been awarded to veterans, all of whom were determined to have fought valiantly, with courage and heart.

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So it was a bit of a head-scratcher to hear comments from Democratic Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee and self-appointed "Leader in Effort to #ImpeachTrump." During a House Oversight Committee hearing questioning Peter Strzok, Cohen said, perplexingly, that Strzok deserves a Purple Heart. You know, because he's injured by all those mean text messages that HE sent?

As we've seen, other than Cohen's fanboy praise, Strzok hasn't gotten off easy. Thankfully. The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General wrote: "We did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the [Anthony] Weiner laptop was free from bias."

Lack of confidence. I believe that's one of the criteria for a different medal. Not a Purple Heart, though. Sorry, Strzok, you'll have to get your trophy elsewhere.

Time mgazine is back at it again, reporting the real news, doing the proper journalism. One of their latest articles is sure to earn them a Pulitzer. Surely. The article is titled, "Women Are Buying Up Plan B Because They're Terrified of the Future Supreme Court."

Here's how the article opens:

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement last month, Emily Hauser was standing at a drugstore counter asking a pharmacist for two packages of Plan B. At age 53, she didn't need the emergency contraception pills — in fact, she wasn't sure who would, or when. But Hauser bought them anyway.

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I like that the article sets up Kennedy's retirement as an apocalyptic event. A recurring theme in the mainstream media, now that I think of it, especially lately. Here's the gist of it:

Across the country, Americans are stockpiling emergency contraception in light of Justice Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's Monday nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The nation's highest court is on its way to having a conservative majority, making threats against Roe v. Wade seem more dire than ever.

A good article includes backstory. History. The context. Here's what Time had to say about the sudden influx—some would say panic—in birth control:

To understand the interest in buying up Plan B, you need to brush up on Roe v. Wade. Some background: The court handed down the 7-2 decision in 1973, confirming that a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy is covered by the Fourteenth Amendment. Progress has been rocky since then.

Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies.

Ah, yes. Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies. At this point, it's impossible for those inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, and now Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome, to have a civil conversation. They certainly aren't going to budge in their opinion. Our main goal, obviously, is to connect to them as fellow human beings, living in the same chaotic world, and, hey, maybe along the way they'll admit that, maybe, they're a little more biased and deranged than they previously realized.

If all you knew about American politics came from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, or MSNBC, you'd think that a "Blue wave" is about to swamp the country, with hip, millennial geniuses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfing the crest of the wave. In fact, you would already think Ocasio-Cortez is the greatest hope for America since Barack Obama.

America is a very large country, and reality is usually more complex than the media lets on. But, since the media already has their narrative and superstar Ocasio-Cortez set for this November, there's no room for another young, minority, female, child of immigrants, political outsider, from the ultimate blue-wave state of California, named Elizabeth Heng. Well, there probably would be room for a story like that, except that she's a conservative.

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Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth Heng is running for Congress against Democrat Jim Costa, in California's 16th district. It's been 40 years since a Republican won in that district.

In the early 1980s, Heng's parents fled the violence in Cambodia and immigrated to the U.S. In 2008, after graduating from Stanford where she was student-body president, Heng opened several cell-phone stores with her brothers in the central San Joaquin Valley. Running her own business and managing 75 employees opened her eyes to a not-so-dirty secret about capitalism trying to survive the virus of progressivism. She says, "I saw firsthand how government regulations impacted businesses negatively. I constantly felt that from Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, they were saying that I was everything wrong with our country, when all I was doing was creating jobs."

That's when she decided to venture to Washington, D.C., where she worked for six years learning the ins and outs of legislation and campaigning. She ended up working as a director for President Trump's inauguration ceremony, a job she managed while also finishing her MBA at Yale.

Fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone.

One of the biggest lessons she learned working in Washington became the platform she is now running for office on: fiscal responsibility. She says, "In a family or a business, we don't suddenly act surprised when a budget comes up for the year. We get it done."

What a concept.

Still, fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone. So, don't expect Elizabeth Heng to replace Ocasio-Cortez as the media darling anytime soon.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.

"We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," tweeted pro-choice organization NARAL.

“Now, I don't know much about Kavanaugh, but I'm skeptical because his name is Brett," said late night show comedian Stephen Colbert. “That sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at a Ruby Tuesday's. 'Hey everybody, I'm Brett, I'll be your Supreme Court justice tonight. Before you sit down, let me just clear away these rights for you.'"

But as Glenn Beck noted on today's show, Steven Colbert actually changed the pronunciation of his name to sound French when he moved from South Carolina to Manhattan … perhaps to have that certain je ne sais quoi.

Watch the clip below to see Colbert attempt to explain.

Colbert's name games.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.