Glenn agrees with Frank and Feinstein?

STU: I mean, you're definitely -- any goodwill you had yesterday you were starting to ruin with agreeing with Dianne Feinstein and Barney Frank, but --

GLENN: I'm not doing that willingly. I don't know what Dianne Feinstein's reason for saying that -- what's his name, Burris?

STU: Burris.

GLENN: Burris should be seated, she's probably doing it for some political reason. I'm saying it because, is there a scandal with him? Is there something that he's done wrong? Has it been illegal the way he's been seated? The answer is no. Seat the man, period. That's just what should be done. And Democrats should be saying it and Republicans should be saying it. I don't care if it's good, bad or indifferent for the party. Seat the man, period.

So I find myself strangely in agreeance with Dianne Feinstein. And then I read this story from Barney Frank, and this one, whew. He's pushing now "Say on pay." Legislation which would force companies to hold a nonbinding shareholder vote on executive compensation. "Who the hell are you" is what I first thought. Government is now going to tell people exactly how they run their companies. This is what I've been saying. We're moving down the road away from capitalism. We're slowly -- well, not now. We're in a full-fledged run -- down this road. At first politicians only wanted to limit pay of executives, you know, from companies that took out federal bailout money. Now they want a nonbinding vote. How long before Barney Frank says, "You know what I like is bondage. We could just bind these people up like crazy." How long? Barney Frank says if executives do well, they should get a bonus. If they don't do well, they shouldn't get a bonus. Perhaps they have to surrender the bonus they previously received. It was great. That's great. How do we ever measure that? How do we ever measure that? And who the heck are you? And by the way, Barney, have you noticed? That sounds kind of like rewarding people for doing well. I thought you were against rewarding people for doing well.

If Barney Frank is such a supporter on "Say on pay," I think I should be one. I think I'm going to join Barney Frank in the "Say on pay" campaign. Now, sure that sounds counterintuitive, but let's just limit it to people who receive federal money. Let's just do that. Not every company. Just any of these dirt bag companies and the dirtbags that work for them that are taking federal money. Anybody who's taking federal money, you're right; we should have a "Say on pay." And I'm going to go a step further, Barney Frank. I'm going to say it should be binding. Yeah. Huh? Barney, right now Barney's like, "Gee, there must be a trick to this some place. He can't be agreeing with me because this sounds -- it's all making sense to me. Yes, yes, yes! I say to myself yes! Oh, Barney, yes." What we're not going to tell Barney is he's one of the guys that takes federal dollars. So Barney, when you don't do so well, we're gonna have a vote on whether you should get a pay raise.

See, right now you guys -- this is great. Congress -- by the way, congress got a raise over the holiday. Did you know that? New Year's Eve they gave themselves a holiday -- they gave themselves a raise. Hmmm. How did that happen? Well, they didn't even have to be in session. It just automatically happens because they voted that they could get an automatic raise every year, that way they don't have to vote on it because it's too political. Now, I don't know why they wouldn't do that for you if you were making minimum wage, which I said don't vote -- we shouldn't with a minimum wage. She shouldn't have a maximum wage, she shouldn't have a minimum wage. Let the states decide what the maximum wage and the minimum wage would be in their states because a minimum wage in Kentucky certainly is not livable on a minimum wage, that same minimum wage in New York City. But, of course, the politicians needed to have that minimum wage. So I said if we're going to go down the minimum wage, why wouldn't we just vote that it automatically goes up with a cost of living, that there's automatic cost of living rises on a minimum wage. No, they don't want to do that because they need the political power. They need to be able to say, "I'm in there fighting for you, the person with the minimum wage." Otherwise it just automatically happens and nobody notices it.

Now, why would they not want to do that with the minimum wage but they do want to do that with their own wage? I'm going to go a step further. "Say on pay," Barney Frank. "If you take federal dollars, you should be held responsible. What's happening to all that money? What are you doing with it? How much waste is there?" You are exactly right, Barney Frank. And so seeing that I'm your employer, I should be able to say, "I don't think you guys are getting a raise. And we'll evaluate every year how good of a job are the people doing right now in Washington that the American people are giving a 10% approval rating. Sucks to be you. Look who's giving all of their money back from last year, Barney Frank, on the banking committee. Looks like you pretty much suck.

I'm going to go a step further. You know, Harry Reid is saying that he just, he didn't have any kind of conversations with the governor of Illinois. What, I haven't had conversations. You know they're on tape. Hmmm? You know, they're not letting these tapes be released. Now, let me ask you a question. Don't they work for us? We use common sense. Aren't they our employees? If they're our employees, as a boss don't you have a right to look and see what's on people's company computers? Don't you have a right as an employer if they are using company e-mail to be able to see what's in their e-mail? I think we should have GotomyPC on all of these dirtbags' computers. I think you should be able to log onto Harry Reid's computer anytime. There's a difference between national security, but we the people will discover and define national security, not you guys. Because all of a sudden it will be your gym membership account. I think we should be able to see what everything is on your computer. We should be able to see absolutely everything -- it used to be called freedom of information, but that doesn't really work so well anymore. I think we should be able to see absolutely everything that you people are doing, and I think at the end of the year we should evaluate you and see if you get that raise, that outrageous 2.8% raise. I don't think you deserve 2.8. I don't think you deserve a damn -- and no offense, Barney Frank -- one fat dime.


Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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