Glenn Beck: Political Geek Update


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VOICE: Electoral votes, control of the Senate, popular vote count, the latest poll, control of the house, up-to-the-minute rumors and falsehoods, fancy buzzwords and more. It's a political geek election report on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: Yes, indeed. And we now go to our political geek, Steve Burguiere.

STU: Thank you so much, Glenn, I appreciate it. We have a little presidential electoral update today. Here's the basic -- it's not good, by the way. Can I just start with it's not --

GLENN: Got happy news after you do.

STU: If you happen to like John McCain, not good. Glenn's going to cheer you up in a minute. Basically going to have 40 states that are going to go the same way without any real likelihood of them changing. So you take 40 out of the picture, they are all going to go for Bush like they did for Bush and Kerry. You have 10 that can flip sides. The problem is all 10 of them are red states. That's a slight to major issue for the McCain campaign. As of right now --

GLENN: May I just hop in and give you the happy sunshine news? It's never over until it's over and here's the happy news.

STU: Was that the happy news?

GLENN: No. Ronald Reagan was losing to Jimmy Carter at this point.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: It didn't break until the last few days. Now, I'm not saying that John McCain is -- and my apologies to everyone who even watched Ronald Reagan on TV, let alone his family. Which actually includes John McCain. Well, he's one of his foot soldiers. Anyway, that's a different story, "My friends." It didn't break until a couple of days before the election for Ronald Reagan. In this particular case I don't think we're going to know until we know.

STU: Yeah. Especially when it's a one-on-one battle. Anything can happen.

GLENN: Oh, and for the first time in my lifetime, I can't tell you which one is a worse candidate because they're -- no, come on. Because once is Marxist and that pushes him over into the category of, what, are you kidding me? I'm to the point now where I was driving, I was listening today to the radio. I'm driving in and I'm thinking to myself, you've got to be kidding me. You know what? I get to the point where I'm like, America, you're gonna get what you deserve if people don't wake up to this. But then I thought, John McCain, do you really know what he's going to do? For the first time in my life, I don't know what either candidate is actually going to do when they get into office. Do you?

STU: God no, who knows.

GLENN: You don't know.

STU: Well, we do know -- I've got a good idea what Barack Obama would do and I'm pretty sure it's not something I want.

GLENN: But let me ask you this. Do you -- do you.

STU: Do you.

GLENN: With what's happening with the markets and what's coming in the economy, I think he's going to nationalize everything. However, can he really do these things? Can he really -- healthcare, et cetera, et cetera, you could have a filibuster, but we're damn near broke. I mean, we were called the richest country on the Earth? Really? We borrowed $2 trillion a day. Is it trillion or billion? I don't even know. Joe, what is that number that we borrow every single day?

STU: We only have $9 trillion of debt of actual.

GLENN: And it may be roll over kind of stuff.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, you are not rich when you're like, "Hey, brother, can you spare a dime?"

STU: I'd just like to point out that I just said on the air we only have $9 trillion of debt. I actually just said that as a sentence like it was a limited point.

GLENN: It's $11,000. It's raised it to 11.

STU: And what is it, 60 in reality? But anyway.

GLENN: We're rich.

STU: We're going off of the beaten path of the geek update, Glenn.

GLENN: I was trying to give you happy news and it didn't turn out, did it?

STU: No, not at all. I'm actually more depressed than I was at the beginning.

GLENN: Stock tip, invest in companies that make rope, because you listen to this program for very long and you're going to need rope. There's going to be millions of people going, "Honey, did you see that rope? I just thought I would throw it over a beam in the garage." "Oh, no, I think, I think Billy used it after he was listening to the Glenn Beck program." "Okay. Then he has to go to the store and buy rope." Invest in rope.

STU: All right. So we have -- right now if you just take out the states that are in actually like pretty much done, you've got 252 electoral votes for Obama already, meaning he needs 20. Now, he gets Florida or Ohio and it's over.

GLENN: He's going to get Ohio.

STU: Again with current, the way it's standing right now.

GLENN: He is going to get Ohio because they have stolen the election in Ohio. Did you hear the latest in Ohio with the pizza deliveryman?

STU: No.

GLENN: This is amazing. There's two people now that are testifying against ACORN that say that one signed 15 different slips himself. Another guy said he did 80. And they were doing it because they were like, look, man, times are tough and I'm just getting -- I've got a family and I get paid by the signature. Can you just help me out? And they did it. Yeah.

STU: Isn't that happy? Well, Glenn, if you are going to have to defend 20 votes, it's going to be very difficult. But right now he trails in Florida 48-45 McCain and in Ohio trails 49-45. There's a bunch of other states. This 10 is somewhat depressing. The only one he leads in, he's tied in a couple. The only one he leads in is Indiana 49-46. So as of right now, it's not particularly good. And his pick-up states aren't good, either. So bottom line is right now, 20 electoral votes away for Obama. Every day on this segment, by the way, I will be calling two states. They are over. As I call them, I will call them with 100% accuracy.

GLENN: Really?

STU: This is the only show you are going to hear this on. I'm calling two states today, Alaska and Delaware. My official electoral vote count is now 3-3. Write it in the books.

GLENN: You know what, may I call New York or is this only --

STU: No, Glenn, I'm looking at these numbers.

GLENN: It's too early?

STU: It's too early to call in New York.

GLENN: It's close in New York and New Jersey, I bet.

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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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