Glenn's plea: don't unplug!


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GLENN: We had a brainstorming session last night. It was going on, I had a conference call, it went on about four different states last night with different -- some of the big minds that I really respect that I said, "Okay, how do I show people that they're not alone." Tomorrow I'm going to share the story of the Alamo with you, and I know that sounds like, "Oh, gee, I can't wait to tune in for that." You need to hear it. You need to hear it. You want to talk about feeling alone, against the odds. And why did those people stand?

I'm reading another book about the Civil War and why people stood together in the Civil War, and the lessons that I learned from history are all the same: People stand together, people will stand up and do the right thing if they realize that Ed is wrong, that they're not alone. Well, you're not. Common sense isn't dead in this country. It's just been put in mothballs. It's forcibly been taken away and put in mothballs. Our collective gut has never been better. I don't think I've ever seen -- I don't think -- let me be Michelle Obama: "For the first time I'm proud of my country." I don't think it's -- it's been a very long time since I've seen such a focused collective gut on America. It happened, the last time I saw it was after 9/11. We knew collectively what we were going to do. But our politicians were with us. Why? Because they know we would have -- well, we would have taken their skulls and cut them open and eaten their brains. I'm just sayin'. They knew instinctively that they were Americans, too. They weren't politicians; they were just one of us. Well, they've lost that "Just one of us" thing and that's what they're missing. But America's gut is good. America's gut is saying no to Tim Geithner. Politicians think they know better than us. They say yes. What was Tim Geithner's first thing he did? He appointed somebody that he needed, was very, very good for the job. Obama's all with it, you bet, Tim, you go. Who was it? Name's not important, job's not important. What is important is he's a lobbyist.

Wait a minute. Didn't Barack Obama say he wasn't going to allow any lobbyist to be appointed? Isn't this in the first week of him being on the job the second time he's broken his own rules? Oh, yeah, but rules don't matter. Rules don't matter. This guy's the best guy for the job. So Obama said yes. How could he have possibly said no to Tim Geithner who broke the rules but it didn't matter because he was the best guy for the job? Rules matter. You know that and I know that. They don't. They've forgotten it. They've come -- honestly it's like we're living in a -- it's like we're living in a cartoon. It's Bizarro world.

So what do they need to do? What is their next move? Well, their next move is to get this passed as fast as they possibly can, even though Obama's big problem with the PATRIOT Act was that it had been passed too fast. I believe the quote was, "Anytime you pass something that rapidly, you're bound to have mistakes." People are going -- they are not going to have time to really digest it and understand its full impact and meaning.

Well, aren't we moving just as fast on this as we did with the PATRIOT Act? And just as many rights are at stake because if you're not economically free, you cannot be free. 647 pages. Quite honestly I've had the best minds on my staff read the 647 pages. There are pages that they brought to me yesterday and said, "Glenn, read this. It's about illegal immigration." I read it. I have no idea. None of us could figure out whether or not that was good or bad for illegal immigration. We have no idea what it even means, and they're voting on this... today. $825 billion stimulus, which is not a stimulus. Again, 3% goes into the bloodstream this year. This isn't a stimulus.

By the way, the $825 billion is even a lie because you have to add interest. If we pay this off by 2020 which they say, "Of course we'll pay this off by 2020, of course we will." Mmm-hmmm. How exactly? If we pay this off by 2020, it's $1.2 trillion? So $1.1, $1.2 trillion if you add the interest. That's if we haven't lost our credit rating as well between now and 2020.

But here are some of the things that are in the stimulus package and you tell me if this is stimulus, if this is what is promised and that is, build America, build America into a better America, one prepared for the future. $1 billion for Amtrak. Unless you're buying signs that says "For sale" or "This train closed until it can run a profit," I don't know how that makes us a better country. $1 trillion for Amtrak. This is a federal railroad that hasn't turned a profit in 40 years. $2 billion for child care subsidies. $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment For the Arts. $40 million for global warming research. I thought the science was settled! Another $2.4 billion for carbon capture demonstration projects. $650 million on top of the billions or doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons. I don't even know what the hell that is, but is this again what we talked about yesterday paying for digital TV so we can all have high definition? I don't need digital TV. Do you need digital TV? This is for using the digital TV frequencies? Who's going to be using them? This is the most ridiculous -- this is not going to make us into a better America. The federal government wants to spend over half a billion dollars for new cars. We already spend $3 billion on a fleet of 600,000 cars. They want to spend $7 billion for modernizing federal buildings and facilities. I don't care if you work at a crap hole. We're tightening our belt.

Do you know that the congressional members have just voted themselves an increase to, I think it's to send you more literature about how great of a job they're doing. $90 -- I've got to get this -- ask Joe to get this fact for me. It's some staggering amount for each congressional member. I think it's $90,000 a year. For what? To be able to better stay in touch with you. Oh, campaign flyers. Oh, I get it.

By the way, higher education, what are we doing on education in higher education? This bill has $66 billion more for education. So you know, $66 billion is more than the entire education department spent ten years ago. The increase is more than what we spent for the entire department of education ten years ago, which doubled under President Bush. $6 billion will subsidize university building projects. Why? You do it. You've got all that money. Oh, no, are you hurting? Yeah, well, so is everybody else. If you think the intention here is to help kids learn, Page 257 according to the Wall Street Journal, Page 257, the bill declares, quote: No recipient shall use such funds to provide financial assistance that students that attend private elementary or secondary schools. So translation? If it's a school that doesn't have union workers, they don't get any money. No child left behind, except those that are going to private schools that actually take the burden off the state.

Schoolteachers that don't belong to a union can't get a dollar but ACORN, which is under investigation in more than a dozen states, they get a bite at $4.9 billion in this bill.

Look, I'm going to send all of this stuff out to you today in the free newsletter. We're going to break it down. There is a -- if you just play all of these things out, they have to take the opposition away. That's why Rush Limbaugh is such a target right now. That's not about Rush Limbaugh. That's about talk radio. That's about anybody that opposes this administration. They must silence those voices.

I said while I was on the book tour, and I would stand in crowds of 1,000 people and I'd be at a bookstore and people, their heads would be popping over the rows of books and I would stand on a chair and I would sometimes have a bullhorn, sometimes I would just use their intercom and sometimes I would just shout at the top of my lungs, and I would give the same message every time: You've got to find your own voice because there will come a time when the voices that you now rely on will be gone. And if that happens, America, you will feel alone because no one will be saying the things that you think. No one will be allowing -- you won't be allowed to hear Judy in Pittsburgh, Bill in Houston, Sam in Los Angeles, you couldn't be able to hear those voices and so you will feel alone, which is exactly what they need you to feel. You're not alone. And whether these voices like mine go away, they will still be in our communities. If my voice or Rush's voice or Sean's voice go away because -- and this is the way it's going to happen: Well, we've -- I mean, we've lost now the local newspapers. You've got to have -- the local newspapers, I mean, all of that great debate of what was happening in the city with the city council and whether you're going to have new parks in the new park and recreation budget, we've got to have those local voices aired some place and so it's the responsibility of those local stations.

You're going to have to be the voice possibly. So let me get you this information. We vetted it. We've made sure that it's accurate. Let me get you this information so you can be the voice, so somebody next to you today will, A, know the truth and, B, understand that they're not alone. It's not just them.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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