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GLENN: We fixed the banking problem.

STU: Friday banking crisis solved, right?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: So California, today California problem. Tomorrow, California bailout.

GLENN: Solved.

STU: Wednesday, California solved. Why don't we just pass bailouts for everything, then everything would be solved.

GLENN: I love this idea. May I tell you, I'm coming up with my own -- now we have the disclaimer? Hang on. The lawyers are making us do this.

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GLENN: I think this is really, I think that's a little extreme. But anyway, so I have an idea for the bailout for California because I don't know if you know this. This is fantastic. California, you are -- well, first of all, the governor just went on a $40 billion spending spree. $145 billion budget was just passed for California just recently, in the last three weeks. It's 40 -- it's up 40% over the last five years. That's fantastic. And here's the best part. In this $145 billion budget that was just signed weeks ago, you know, while the whole financial thing, not a single spending cut, not one. No spending cuts. Just signed in just a couple of weeks ago. By the way, they also have the personal income tax in the state is the highest in the nation. It's at 10.3 now. They should just raise that. People in California, they've got enough money. They're living in the sunshine. What do they need a house for? They should just -- 10.3, why not make it 15.8? Why not make it 20.1?

STU: Those people won't notice the difference.

GLENN: They won't notice.

STU: They have so much money.

GLENN: No. They have one of the 10 highest business rates for income tax at 8.3, one of the highest minimum wage requirements at $7.50, that way you don't have any real jobs for low income workers. But don't worry about it. You just hire an illegal. What's the big deal there? The trial lawyers have implanted a workers' compensation system that adds $4.13 for every $100 of payroll. That's the second highest burden in the nation. According to the Pacific Research Institute's tort liability index, California has the least -- or is the least competitive state in all of the 50s. Oh, and it's not a right-to-work state. So California, you got no problems going on. That's why I would like to enact -- because you've really done your job. You've done everything you can. You just pass that budget. Some would say, hey, have you cut it a little bit? No. You've got oil and everything else? Hey, have you sold any to make some, you know, new revenue? No. I'd like just to come with a bailout. I'm calling this the Glenn Beck Go to Hell, California Act of 2008, and it's really pretty simple. Until you cut your budget, until you, you know, stop making people just have -- this is what they did over the weekend. They made sure that all of the fast food restaurants had the calorie counts up there. You know, no, they're prioritizing. They made sure that that was all done this weekend. So until you stop doing things like that, until you slash your budget, until you stop giving money away to everybody, until you start to say, "Hey, wait a minute, don't we have a gigantic source of revenue just off our shores," until you start doing that, you can go to hell.

Now, some might say, you know, why would I want to go to Massachusetts, and I just want to say that's not -- no, no, no, that's not -- I mean, it may seem like hell but it's not actually hell. Now, people on the other side of the country, they say, have you been to Massachusetts? And I say, yes, I have been. It looks like hell. The people who are running it seem like they're from hell, but they're not -- that's not technically hell. California, until you do those other things, I'd like to send you directly to... hell. Now, some others in California, many in let's say, I don't know, San Diego might say (laughing), can't go there, I'm already living there and I say, no, no, it could get much worse for you. Yes, it could. The people who are running you right now, you might think, they're worse than Satan? Yes, yes, believe it or not, Satan could be worse than the people in Sacramento. I'm just -- now, that's just, this is just, it's only a three-page bill right now. We could add more to it. I don't think we do -- do you have any amendments, Stu, that you'd like to add?

STU: Well, it's kind of -- what you are saying is perplexing because first of all I don't understand. I mean, you should at least have 448 more pages of just pork projects. Like carbon tax, maybe something like you can work in there like some wool research.

GLENN: Hold it just a second. You are not saying that in the bill that just passed just last week, the one that was rushed through congress real quick, you are not saying that now that we've done our research over the weekend that we found that there is the beginnings of a carbon tax.

STU: No. Why would I say something -- are you Ling to me? Why would I say something like that?

GLENN: That's what we found over the weekend, that in that bill that was just passed and signed by the President, there is the foundation of a carbon tax. Because that would be crazy.


STU: It would be crazy.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: No one would say that.

GLENN: Okay, good.

STU: But what I'm saying is you --

GLENN: But wait. You are not not saying that, though, either. Have you noticed that? I think Stu is not saying that but he's not not saying that, either.

STU: Yeah, I have no --

GLENN: It almost makes me say, gee, maybe somebody should look into that bill because there's a hidden carbon tax in it!

STU: Couldn't possibly be true.

GLENN: Couldn't possibly be, no.

STU: But Glenn, you are missing the whole premise of this conversation.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: You are saying that California should go to hell because --

GLENN: No, no, no, I'm not saying that. It would be law.

STU: It's a proposed -- right, it's a proposal.

GLENN: It would be law, they would have to go.

STU: Right. You know, despite the fact there's a lot of people there who think their government is as insane as we do. The point there, though, is --

GLENN: They mainly live in San Diego.

STU: Right, yes, that's -- at least seems to be the pattern.

GLENN: It's the only part of the -- I think they own all of the flags in the State of California, are in San Diego.

STU: Right.

GLENN: You don't see an American flag anywhere except San Diego.

STU: I don't think that's accurate but it's at least --

GLENN: Pretty close.

STU: Here's the thing, Glenn.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Okay. Why would we go, why would we make California go to hell when we can -- if a bailout is going to solve the problem? Remember the premise. You have a problem, you pass a bailout, then the problem's solved.

GLENN: I'm just being a stickler. I'm just being a stickler.

STU: Why, though?

GLENN: I'm just trying to be obstinate. It's what talk radio does. It makes people hate people. When there's a solution out there, I've just got to hate people, whip people up into hatred.

STU: This is an easy solution.

GLENN: I know.

STU: Just give the money away and --

GLENN: I know, but Stu, we're out of business. I've got to whip people up into hate. Even though that solution is so simple because we have fixed the bank -- oh, the Dow is down 208. We fixed the whole economic problem. By the way, by the way, now Massachusetts has come on board. Massachusetts has also said that they are going to need a bailout.

STU: Gee, that's smart because they know bailouts solve problems. Every time --

GLENN: No, Stu, I have a -- may I, I have another bill I'd like to introduce. It's the Glenn Beck Go to Hell Massachusetts Act of 2008. It's a lot like the Glenn Beck Go to Hell California Act of 2008 except instead of oil off the shore, I just remind Massachusetts that they have a lot of wind power off their shore that might -- you know, they could -- I know you don't want to wreck your view, Massachusetts, but -- and people in Massachusetts are like, how are we going to go to hell? What are you talking about? Why would I want to go to New York City? And they say, no, no, no. No, no, people in Massachusetts, you think that New York City is hell. Technically it's not. Hell is much, much worse than -- and I know this is hard to believe. Being a guy who lives here in New York City, I know it's very, very difficult to believe, but hell is technically worse than New York City. Although Bloomberg may be the antichrist. I'm not -- I'm just saying, he may be Satan himself. I'm not sure. We'll have to check into that. But until you cut your budget, you know, because Massachusetts, the great thing about you is you wanted to do healthcare. So you did this whole healthcare thing and then it just spiraled out of control. As many would say, the whole healthcare thing, really not a good idea. You know, the whole spending and taxing, really not a good -- you are driving people out of your state. Kind of like California is. So until you decide, yeah, going to lower my taxes, I'm going to make it more business friendly, I'm going to, you know, just not, you know, just tax people to death and then spend people, you know, so they can't even afford the grave, after they've been taxed to death, they can't even afford the grave, and you wouldn't dig a grave because that will hurt the, you know, beloved environment. You picked that one up from California, by the way. Here's what you do. You can just go to hell. And then I would like to introduce the last act because New York City is now talking about a bailout, too. And that one is the Glenn Beck, Holy Cow, I Think We're Already in Hell Act of 2008. And that one is just, you have nothing, New York. You can't really do anything because what you've done is you hate the rich so much, you've taught everybody to hate the rich and you've built all of your tax base in the entire state around Wall Street, the rich people. And then what's crazy is you have people like Barney Frank coincidentally enough from Massachusetts, and he -- they send him down to monitor the whole, you know, banking thing along with Chris Dodd who is weird, this is a guy who represents a lot of the people who live in Greenwich and places like that, you know, the big bankers and stuff. And you just hate those rich and so what you've done is you've created a system where the rich can't function anymore. So now the rich are gone. They are beating it. And there's no money being made on, buy all these rich people down on Wall Street. So now there are no more rich people here. So you don't have the money for the -- maybe you should tax those people who make under $250,000 -- no, that won't cover it. Hmmm. Maybe we shouldn't have put all of our eggs into one rich basket. Maybe we should have created a system where we spread the burden across the entire spectrum so if one goes down, we don't lose the whole ship. No, that would be crazy. What we should do is eat the rich, which by the way I believe if there is a total meltdown, people in New York will be eating not only the rich but their neighbors within 10 days. Oh, they will be feasting on the old lady who lives in 19-B within 10 days of a meltdown because the people in this city are completely unprepared. Of course, they will go after the old lady's probably cat within four days because they won't have any -- and they won't be able to get down the 70 flights of stairs. And so the old lady will be, "Where's Fluffy? Has anybody seen Fluffy?" And the people will be munching on Fluffy right there in 18-D. And as the old lady comes out, "Where's Fluffy," somebody will say in 18-C, "I knew we could lure her out just by making cat noises in the hallway," and they'll eat her in New York City because, yes, New York City is hell.

So Californians, if you would like to live in New York City, just keep doing what you're doing because it's working out well here.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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