Caller hangs up on Glenn

Best Of Callers - Volume 5

Despite the fact that Glenn Beck has debated thousands of angry callers on the air during the decades of his career --- and won the arguments a stunning 100% of the time---people just can't resist the urge to call in and state their case. Like watching a train wreck, it never gets old listening to someone call up and get totally owned. Which is why we are proud to present Glenn Beck's 'Best of Callers Volume 5'. You'll get the idiots and so much more, including (but not limited to) 'celebrity' call-ins, actual good callers, and Stu reporting live. It’s the Best of Callers Volume 5---get your idiot fix today!

GLENN: Well, let's see. Let me go to Loren who's got that holiday treat for us. Hello, Loren. And it was an Insider. How are you, sir?

CALLER: I'm doing well, Mr. Glenn, how are you doing?

GLENN: Am I on a speakerphone?

CALLER: No, you are on a headset but I can take you off of it. Is that better?

GLENN: Not really. I mean, why are you on a headset?

CALLER: Just because I've been on hold for 108 minutes.

GLENN: But who's counting?

CALLER: But who's counting. My question for you is -- 

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Hang on just a second.


GLENN: Put him on hold. Put him on hold, will you? I mean, surely a guy who would hold for 108 minutes will hold for 112. Let me go to Travis. Hello, Travis, you are on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hello, Glenn. Honor to speak to you. My comment was about if the government mandates everyone plugging in their cars to recharge them, what's that going to do to the cost of electricity and what about the fact that has everybody forgot about all the roaming blackouts we've had this past summer?

GLENN: You mean the rolling blackouts?

CALLER: Yeah. I mean, we got people asking us to conserve electricity because they can't make enough electricity to run air-conditioners but we're going to have to charge our cars?

GLENN: Yeah, but that just comes from your wall. See, I mean, you're not -- 

CALLER: Right.

GLENN: You are not thinking like a progressive here, Travis. You are thinking like a conservative that says, wait a minute, maybe we should build a nuclear power plant because you won't let us have coal, either. So we've got to make power some way or another. Of course, we can't have any more dams because that will hurt the little fish. So maybe we should come up with something else. Stop overthinking it. It comes from the wall. You just plug your car into the wall.

CALLER: Unlimited supply, I guess.

GLENN: Yes, yes.

CALLER: And what's that going to cost us?

GLENN: Why do you think Wal-Mart is so powerful?

CALLER: They got a really big extension cord.

GLENN: That's right. Plug right into the wall. All right, what was the last question?

CALLER: What's it going to do to the cost of electricity?

GLENN: Cost? Don't worry about that. Those electric companies, we'll be able to bail them out. If people can't afford it, we'll just tax them more.

CALLER: There we go.

GLENN: Then we'll subsidize those who can't afford electricity. Jeez, you've got to think. Thanks for your phone call.

Let's go to Loren. You're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hello, Mr. Glenn, how are you doing?

GLENN: All right. Now Loren, it's 120 minutes according to my calculation.

CALLER: Yeah, yeah, I looked at my phone. It's 120 minutes. But my question to you is -- 

GLENN: Let me ask you this.

CALLER: Yes, sir.

GLENN: Let me ask you this. This must be a good question for 120 minutes.

CALLER: Well, it was kind of convenient. I can walk around the house. I had my headset on. I got a lot of work done.

GLENN: So it's not a good 120 minute question.

CALLER: Well, it could be a good 120 minute question.

GLENN: Is it a 120 minute question or is it a possible 116 minute question? Or is it so good, it could possibly be 125 minute question?

CALLER: Well, I don't want to say the 125 minute question because I'd probably get put back on hold again.

GLENN: No, not for that. Hang on just a second. Let me just do a commercial here real quick.


GLENN: Hang on. Loren, Loren, are you still there?

CALLER: Yes, I am.

GLENN: All right.

CALLER: Are you ready for my question yet?

GLENN: Not yet. Hang on just a second.


GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK is the phone number. Let me -- now let me go to Loren who's got 126 minute question.

CALLER: Well, it's not a 126 minute question anymore, but my question is -- 

GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Wait a minute action wait a minute.


GLENN: Now, you've had 126 minutes to sit there on hold and you wanted to ask a question.


GLENN: And now you come to the table "On the day of my daughter's wedding" and you come with a question that's not up to par for a 126 minute weight?

CALLER: Well, I think it was a 123 minute question.

GLENN: Would you like some more time to try to juice it up a little bit?

CALLER: I don't think I can juice it up any more.

GLENN: Okay. Let's have your question.

CALLER: Okay. My question is now that the government's putting all this money -- 

GLENN: Hang on. This is the question that he has been waiting to ask for 127 minutes now.

CALLER: We're pumping all this money into the economy.


CALLER: And in the past the system was set up so that the economy would grow to fill and make that money actually have value. But we're pumping in so much money now, is there any mechanism in place to be able to pull it back out and if it is, what is it? I can't find any source on the Internet.

GLENN: What do you think? Stu, do you think that's a good -- do you think that's a 127 minute question?

STU: That was about an 85, 86 minute question.

GLENN: You think so?

STU: Yeah, it wasn't a 12 minute question.

GLENN: Certainly wasn't a 12 minute question. Stu? Loren, are you listening to us? I mean, calling and asking a question, what are you doing now?

CALLER: I'm dealing with some customers.

GLENN: We're trying to give you an answer here.

STU: You are working through this whole wait?


STU: No wonder the question was only worth 85 minutes. You are not even focused.

GLENN: Focus, man. Do you know what you could accomplish on question-asking if you would just focus?

CALLER: Oh, not really.

GLENN: You are not even listening to me anymore.

CALLER: Not really.

GLENN: Stu, do you -- you don't care about the question or the answer, do you?

CALLER: Yes, I do. I wouldn't have waited.

STU: He's selling something.

GLENN: If it's an 85-minute question, surely you can answer it.

STU: An 85-minute question? I'm usually better around the 35 to 40-minute questions.

GLENN: 35 to 40 minute questions? Actually, Loren, I have to tell you I think that is a 127 minute question. Are you ready?


GLENN: Here's the answer for you. The way we always pull money back is you do it through jacking up the interest rates. You make money harder to get. You jack up the interest rates and that pulls money back into the system, okay? That is the way, that's why I've said for the last couple of years if we ever hit a point to where they open these valves and you don't see the economy start to move and you -- are you talking?

CALLER: No -- maybe.

GLENN: You were talking.

CALLER: I have a customer.

GLENN: Let me talk to the customer.

CALLER: I have two.

GLENN: Let me talk to one of them.

CALLER: No, no, no, no, no. I got it -- I'm going to do something that I've never done in my life. I'm going to put you on hold.

GLENN: I can't -- 

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: What is -- 

STU: He really put you on hold. This is a good comeback here.

GLENN: I am -- now, how long have I been on hold?

STU: About 30 seconds. Do you have a question for him when he comes back on?

GLENN: No, but I don't think my answer is a 30-second answer.

STU: What is he -- I want to know what he's selling that's so important.

GLENN: What do you do? Look -- 

CALLER: I'm sending Christmas presents to everybody. I am a pack-and-ship owner.

GLENN: That's more important? Look, if you're selling, like, blood clot stuff that you're like, oh, you're bleeding to death; here, put this blood clot thing on you, then I'm interested in holding. You're sending people's presents?


GLENN: You know there's 15 days, right?

CALLER: Well, these people are well prepared. They are getting out plenty of time.

GLENN: Are you ready for the answer? Are you ready for the answer?

CALLER: Yes, sir, but I'm going to have to hang up. Thank you.

GLENN: What a jerk. Oh, I think that is a first. Loren, call back in if you can get through. I'll give you a prize. Of course, it may be six to twelve weeks delivery time, but well done.

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."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:

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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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