It's not easy being Green

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: Anyway, I was watching it on Fox and they are running the little Frank Luntz meter thing where he gets all of these people in a room with a focus group and they turn the knob and then the ratings on how exactly -- you know, whether people like it or not -- hang on just a second. John, what are you doing? You're driving me out of my mind. I can't concentrate. I'm riddled with ADD. I can't do it. Do you need an adjustment on the microphone? Is that what you need? Okay.

I can hear you, John. I can hear you, for the love of Pete.

All right. So they had the little Peter on, you know, what the focus group thought, you know, of what everybody was saying and I have to tell you, Alan Keyes and Ron Paul, race to the bottom. It was unbelievable. It was the way to watch it because if you've ever watched these debates and you're like, jeez, that was really good or that was really bad; I wonder if anybody else is feeling this way. On a third of the screen was the ratings and how much people were like, oh, jeez, shut this guy up; or, I love that. And it was interesting to watch because you could see the key words. You could see. When anybody started talking about the border, which they really didn't talk about the border very much because I don't know, was this a high school journalism person that was asking the questions? The moderator was the worst.

STU: Yeah, she was getting hammered. They were saying, though, Glenn, that they weren't going to talk about Iraq or immigration because Iowa voters already had heard enough from the candidates about those things.

GLENN: Oh, okay. Good.

STU: That's the explanation on that one.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah. So we're going to ask about other things. Like here's my favorite: Raise your hand if you think global warming is a big threat. What, are we in the third grade? Raise your hand if you think global -- you know what? I've got to tell you. You know who scored big yesterday with me? Fred Thompson. You know, I've been watching Fred Thompson. I don't think that Fred Thompson is a dynamo by any stretch of the imagination, but yesterday was the Fred Thompson that I have been expecting to see and wanting to see. I don't know if it was just me. I know, I know, I know, I know: "Well, Glenn, he was on your show. Of course you like him now." Yeah, that's me, in a nutshell. I wasn't impressed with Fred Thompson even when he was on the radio show, and I told you that afterwards. Yesterday I was impressed with Fred Thompson.

Do we have the answer to the global warming question?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Go ahead.

(Archive playing.)

VOICE: Is that yes or no for you? Do you believe that global climate change is a serious threat?

SENATOR THOMPSON: Do you want to give me a minute to answer that?

VOICE: No, I don't.

SENATOR THOMPSON: Then I'm not going to answer it.

GLENN: Do you believe global warming is a serious threat and caused by human activity? Yes or no? Oh, gee, hang on. Because there's no nuance in this answer at all. I mean, what is that?

STU: I actually read that the meters actually spiked higher than anything in the entire debate when he answered that question like that as far as the approval rating of that response.

GLENN: The two spikes in the show, that one, and the downward spike was Alan Keyes. Ooh. Alan Keyes gets all up in his Kermit the frog kind of impression and starts, "Well, let me tell you something, a lot of stuff being passed up here. It's not easy being green." And in fact, Dan?

DAN: Yes?

GLENN: Do we have any audio of Kermit the frog and audio of Alan Keyes?

DAN: I can find -- I can get some here.

GLENN: I just -- I mean, I can't take the man seriously.

STU: Yeah. Is that why he was included in the debate? Was it because it was a tip of the hat?

GLENN: I think Alan Keyes on that question should have raised his hand and said, it ain't easy being green. I think that's the way he should have answered the question.

STU: Why was he there, Glenn? He hasn't been in any of the other debates.

GLENN: Because if you're in Iowa, you can be in any of the debates as long as you have an office there.

STU: Yeah, but you have to be 1% of the polls, you have to have an office there and you have to just basically be an official candidate but then why isn't Kucinich in the Democratic one? Why isn't Gravel in the Democratic one?

GLENN: I don't have any idea. I don't have any idea, but it was a race to the bottom with him and Ron Paul. Ron Paul, every time Ron Paul and Alan Keyes spoke, if you were looking at those charts, and I'm sure that Fox News is part of the grand conspiracy. I know I've heard that everyone that works at Fox News on those ratings things, they're all part of a government conspiracy. They're all CIA agents (whispering.). but every time they started to talk, just race to the bottom. And by the way, I just want you to know, Ron Paul, Dr. Paul, is going to be on the program for a full hour Tuesday night television. Don't miss an hour of Ron Paul on television this coming Tuesday.

STU: This is big news, Glenn.

GLENN: Oh, I know.

STU: He's accepted your invitation.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: This is a huge development. You get a whole hour with him?

GLENN: Whole hour.

STU: Excited.

GLENN: Yeah. Now, they have requested that it is played in its entirety and not to edit it, which is hysterical because you should see the chain of e-mail after they wrote to me last night and said Ron Paul's going to be on the program, and I immediately wrote back and said, it must not be edited because I refuse to hear a single person say, "They edited it to make him look ridiculous!" Nope. Won't be edited at all and it will be a fair and open conversation with Ron Paul who, some of his supporters are great. Some of his supporters have been threatening my life, but we'll talk to Ron Paul about it on Tuesday, and it's sure going to be great.

Do we have the Kermit the frog and Alan Keyes?

STU: Yeah, looks like we do here, Glenn.

GLENN: Go ahead.

KEYES: What I think a lot of folks out there understand what you're watching in our country.

(It's not easy being green.)

GLENN: Okay, stop for a second. Go back to Alan Keyes.

KEYES: I don't know who you should vote for in the Iowa caucuses. Who represents the voice that they're absolutely determined to overlook in the discussion of our sovereignty and the betrayal of this people's sovereignty.

(It's not easy being green.)

GLENN: I'm telling you. I'm telling you.

KEYES: On the border, on our moral principles, on the major export overseas with --.

(It's not easy being green.)

KEYES: Is our jobs. These folks represent the very elites who year after year after year have destroyed our Constitution.

GLENN: You know what it is? You know what it is? It's Kermit the frog pissed off. That's what Alan Keyes is, a really pissed off Kermit the frog. It's like Kermit was -- it's not easy being green. It's, "It's not easy being green!" If you just imagine Kermit the frog really pissed off, you get Alan Keyes. Maybe it's just me, but I can't help it. Every time I see him I think... hi ho.

By the way, have you seen that Nancy Pelosi has spent $16,000 on flowers? $16,000 on flowers for her office because she had dignitaries coming in. By the way, Denny Hastert never spent any flowers for his office. She spent $16,000 in the last year. Do these people think we're made of money? Because by the way, that's your money. You've spent $16,000 on flowers, and she had them brought in -- hang on just a second -- for the dignitaries that she welcomed. She welcomed prime minister Ehud Olmert, she welcomed French president Sarkozy and Jordan's King Abdullah. $16,000. First of all, let me just point out I'm just think that Ehud Nicky and Abdullah could give a flying crap about flowers. I'm sure they all walked in and went, oh, my gosh, look at this, look at this bouquet; that is so welcoming; thank you so much.

Do you think these guys care? They're guys, for the love of Pete! What guy is saying, "Oh, my gosh. This is lovely." Do we really need to have flowers, $16,000 in flowers? When are these guys going to get it? When are these guys in Washington going to get it?

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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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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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