Glenn Beck: Grandma's house

GLENN: Our country is like my grandmother's house. My grandmother, she lived on this great street and everybody knew each other. Everybody was friends. Sometimes somebody would move into the neighborhood. They didn't usually last long. But if there was a problem on the street, everybody went to that other person's house. It's in a small town -- well, not so small anymore, of Puyallup, Washington. And my Grandma lived in the same house ever since I can remember. It was a farm. Now, when my grandfather was around, my grandfather had a shotgun. My grandfather was a pretty sharp dude. My grandmother was, too, but she was softer. She trusted people. My grandfather was a guy that could look you in the eye and go, "I think you're more full of crap than I am." You couldn't get anything by my grandfather. But my grandmother, especially as she began to age, you could get things by her. And so what did we do as a family? We would look out for Grandma. Now, grandma's house had all of the stuff that she owned and it was a great house and it was warm and she was always making cookies and blueberry pies. "I've got to go over to Russell's house. He looked kind of sad. I'm going to make him a pie." And she would make him a pie. She would cut him -- she would cut some of the flowers in her backyard and she would put them in a glass. They didn't use vases. She would just put them in either a Mason jar or a glass and she would bring them over. They didn't look fancy, they didn't have baby's breath in them, they didn't have any ferns. They were just roses or hydrangeas that she had put and she would put them in a jar and she would bring them over to the neighbor because they were a little down, she sensed something was wrong, somebody had done her a favor, whatever. Just because. That's Grandma. We all have a Grandma. We all have grandma's house. And now Grandma is older. In my case she's gone. But for this analogy let's just all remember our Grandma wards the twilight years of her life where the family re ally needed to protect her. Now, let's say grandma's house has really kind of fallen into a neighborhood that's not quite as good as it used to be. It's not the neighborhood that Grandma used to live in. Some of the neighbors have changed out. Some of the neighbors are now kind of dicey. Some of the neighbors, some of the neighbors are still there. In fact, the majority of the neighbors are still good. But grandma's got her lawn gnomes and she's got them all over and she's still working in her garden and sometimes she works until, you know, dusk. Sometimes she's out, she wants to take a walk. Sometimes it starts to get dark. Grandma always left her door open. She trusted everybody. But now the lawn gnomes have disappeared. In fact, since October Grandma has lost 50% of her lawn gnomes. You're in a big family and you say, "Hey, Grandma, Grandma, Grandma, neighbors, the neighborhood has changed just a little bit but, you know, let's take all your lawn gnomes in. You want to take your lawn gnomes in for a while." And your brother says, "Grandma, there's nothing wrong. You leave your lawn gnomes out there. They're fine. You leave them out there." "Stop scaring Grandma." "No, I'm not scaring her. I'm just telling her to bring her lawn gnomes in. Grandma, put them in the garage for a while." "Let's tell Grandma the truth a little bit." "Stop, you're scaring her." "Grandma, just put your lawn gnomes in." "No, Grandma, don't put your lawn gnomes in. In fact, now is the time to buy more gnomes." "Give her hope." "It's a false sense of security. The people are stealing her lawn gnomes." "Grandma, listen. The neighborhood, look, we're trying our best to turn it around but there's some problems in the neighborhood. We think there's a crackhouse right down the street and we just really need to take care of -- you know what, and lock your door at night." "What are you doing, don't lock -- don't tell Grandma to lock her door. Now she is going to be freaking out all night." "Grandma, don't freak out. If you lock your door, you don't have to freak out. Just lock your door." "Oh, now she's going to be up all night." "No, she won't. You are freaking her out more by telling her that there's nothing going on and then her lawn gnomes are missing." What are they, real actual gnomes, they are just, they are on Travelocity, they are just all of a sudden in a hotel in Switzerland?

All Grandma wants to do is just make a pie for her neighbors, and you've got a brother who's saying go out and buy more. You've got a sister who's yelling at you for scaring Grandma. And all you're trying to do is protect Grandma and to protect grandma's house. You believe in Grandma, you don't think she's senile. You know who she is. But it's your job to protect her. But making her feel good in a false sense of security, you are doing more harm than good. You are actually trying to -- you are actually treating her like she's a 2-year-old. Stop it. She's your grandmother. She has more experience. I have more faith in my grandmother than I do in any of you. As I would turn to my brothers and sisters. And they would say, "She's old. Stop it."

That's the beginning of the table that I'd like to set with you. But you have to decide which person are you? Are you the old feeble grandmother who's actually not old and feeble but everybody is telling you you're old and feeble, that can actually put a home security system, can lock the door, can take the lawn gnomes in, and it won't freak you out, it won't be a problem. "Thanks for the information, okay, I'm look out. Which one is the crackhouse? Do all the neighbors know? I'll be in there. I'll help out." Are you that person? Are you the brother or sister that yelling at somebody else saying, "Stop freaking them out. You just don't believe in Grandma anymore. You just don't believe in the street." No, I believe in the street. I believe in the neighborhood. I believe in Grandma, I believe in the house. I want Grandma to have the house. I want the neighborhood to be restored to the way it was. But I'm going to tell Grandma to lock her door and take her lawn gnomes and put them in the garage and don't buy anymore for right now and then I'm going to go out on the street every night and I'm going to do everything I can to get those damn crack dealers out of my grandmother's neighborhood because it's my neighborhood, too. I grew up on that street. I don't want that neighborhood gone. I don't want that neighborhood changing in a negative way. That dream of my grandmother's street lives in me every day. I hated that street when I grew up. I love that street now. I'd give my right arm now to live on that street. And I'm not going to treat my Grandma like she's feeble. I'm going to tell her the truth. Because by telling my Grandma the truth, she'll protect her stuff. And I don't care what my brothers and sisters say. I'm also going to patrol the streets at night, and I ask you to join me.

 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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