Glenn Beck: They said it




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GLENN: Could I play two pieces of audio I thought I would never hear before? Could you play Cut 1, please? This is from Saturday Night Live, from Saturday Night Live this weekend, you know, everybody's playing the Palin thing. What I would like them to play is the piece of audio from Saturday Night Live where Barney Frank showed up, the Barney Frank. Do we have that, Stu? Here it is.

PELOSI: Was the Democrats who first sounded the alarm what Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were encouraging and that your party resisted all to bring them in.

VOICE: Wasn't it my party and it was the Democrats who refused to listen?

PELOSI: Who told you that? That's crazy. It's completely the other way around.

GLENN: That's Barney Frank. Okay, stop for a second. So wait a minute, there's this little -- there's a little piece that says, wait a minute, hang on, they're starting to say in comedy that, yes. And then Alec Baldwin, we have the Alec Baldwin piece. See, this is why we're number three. Number one show is just --

STU: You asked for it 10 seconds ago with no warning.

GLENN: You have it already.

STU: Yes, you didn't tell me you were going here.

GLENN: I never hear Rush say anything but, Cut 4.

STU: Because he says off the air, hey, by the way, I'm going to go probably to these clips, have these clips ready.

GLENN: That's what this implies. This is what it implies! You give me and say, I have these already.

STU: I have to switch to the other.

GLENN: Is it ready to go?

STU: They're ready to go.

GLENN: Cut 7, please.

BALDWIN: The thing we have to remember, a friend of mine who is very close to the financial community in New York pointed out that Democrats have a lot of the responsibility for this as well. I mean, it was Clinton who killed the Glass-Steagall, and it happened under a Democratic president. Barney Frank and his committee, they, they kept propping up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac saying everything’s fine, everything’s fine, everything’s good. And it was his job to know everything wasn’t fine. And Barney Frank let you down and let us down as well. But I want to say that there's blame to go, but I keep maybe beating this to death but I still think anyone in this congress who voted to add $140 billion to that, that they should be ashamed of themselves. That is a disgrace.

GLENN: Stop. Stop. Okay, I have to ask you this question honestly. In the universe we were in just last Friday, we all hated and disagreed with Alec Baldwin, right? I mean, what happened? Has something gone wrong? Have we slipped through a wormhole? Did all of a sudden we wake up and we just, ahhhhh. Oh, it looks like -- oh, felt like I just slipped through a hole or something but, no, I'm back in my bedroom. Is that what happened? You're kidding me, right? Alec Baldwin is on Bill Maher? Even the people in the audience are like, what the hell is even -- I thought I agreed with -- what? Now, I don't know why McCain is not making an ad with just that. I mean, here's Alec Baldwin. Nobody in the -- I don't even think the Democrats agree with him anymore, he's so crazy. I think -- by the way, I say this. Stu, have you heard? Alec Baldwin wants to be on the show.

STU: I have heard rumors about that.

GLENN: And when his publicist called, you know, my, you know, TV team, Amy said, "You know you got the Glenn Beck show, right?" She said, oh, I know. Alec Baldwin's not going to want on the Glenn Beck -- she said, he specifically asked to be booked on Glenn's show because if Glenn would understand -- if anyone would understand, Glenn would understand. What does that even mean? Falling through wormhole!


STU: Well, you did just say he was crazy. So it would be something that --

GLENN: Okay, good point.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Good point.

STU: Anyone would understand, you would understand crazy.

GLENN: I would understand crazy because I'm crazy. Why they're not making an -- why John McCain is not making an -- no, no, no, forget John McCain. Why the Republicans -- oh, jeez, I know why the Republicans aren't doing because they suck. Why somebody isn't making this ad right now and just putting flips in it like this from Maxine Waters.

WATERS: Through nearly a dozen hearings where frankly we were trying to fix something that wasn't broke. Something Mr. Chairman, we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac and in particular at Fannie Mae under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Frank Raines.

GLENN: Frank Raines is the guy who makes Ken Lay look like, you know, Mother Teresa and Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music. I mean, Frank Raines is the guy who defrauded the United States of America. He's the guy who went in and changed all of the accounting rules, you know, just so everybody could get their bonus. That's all he was doing. And then went to work for Obama. Maxine Waters, we have under his fine leadership, we have no problems. How about this from Barney Frank?

FRANK: You seem to be saying, well, these are in areas that seem to be raising safety and soundness problems. I don't see anything in your report that raises safety and soundness problems.

GLENN: Hmmm? You don't see anything that raises? I don't even -- you've got to be kidding me, right? Don't the American people deserve to hear these clips? Maxine Waters yet again.

WATERS: Under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Frank Raines, everything in the 1992 Act has worked just fine. In fact, the GSEs have exceeded their housing goals. What we need to do today is to focus on the regulator and this must be done in a manner so as not to impede the affordable housing mission, a mission that has seen innovation flourish from desktop underwriting to 100% loans.

GLENN: It's flourished, 100% loans. She's not only for it, she's saying we should expand it. That's Maxine Waters!

Dan, do you have Alec Baldwin yet again? I mean, let's listen to Alec Baldwin yet again. Why is this not an ad? Why is this not everywhere? Why is this not on the news? Oh, it's going to be on the news. Why is this not on news everywhere? I want to know. Here's Alec Baldwin yet again.

BALDWIN: The thing we have to remember, a friend of mine who is very close to the financial community in New York pointed out that Democrats have a lot of the responsibility for this as well. I mean, it was Clinton who killed the Glass-Steagall, and it happened under a Democratic president. Barney Frank and his committee, they, they kept propping up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac saying everything’s fine, everything’s fine, everything’s good. And it was his job to know everything wasn’t fine. And Barney Frank let you down and let us down as well. I want to say there's --

GLENN: Yeah. Shut him up, shut him up. Expect him to break out in a, "USA, USA," just to keep him away from the microphone here for a second. Americans need to know that it was Barney Frank. Then the ranking member and now chairman of the house financial services committee that said, "I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing, I want to roll the dice." Barack Obama is talking about -- you know, I actually heard this weekend that Barack Obama is leading in Ohio now because people are listening to him talk about socialized -- I mean, Social Security and hearing that John McCain wants to privatize Social Security. What, are you out of your minds, people? Do you really think you are going to privatize Social Security? Do you think you are going to get a dime from Social Security? Listen to all the experts saying, Social Security, we're 25 years away from collapse. Let me tell you something. You are 10 years away from collapse if you have that. Remember, I'm the guy who said we're 10 years away from buildings and bodies being blown up and laying in the streets of New York City in 1999. I said in 1999, you're 10 years away from Osama Bin Laden blowing up bodies and buildings and they will be laying in the streets of this city in 10 years. Let me give you another 10-year prediction. You're 10 years away from Social Security completely collapsing. "That doesn't make any sense, Glenn, crazy." Yeah, because you are not going -- we cannot afford the interest rates. We can't afford all of the stuff that we're piling on right now. We're now talking about taking on commercial paper. In case you don't know what that means, that means every loan that happens here in America to keep businesses going. Taking on and guaranteeing every loan for every business in America. How are we going to afford that? Anybody who is out on the stump right now promising you more stuff is an out and out liar or the most irresponsible American to ever walk the planet. This isn't six months ago. This isn't even two weeks ago.

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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