Glenn Beck: Couple of the Year


Couple Of The Year - Volume 1

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GLENN: Hello, Pete, you're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: How are you doing?

GLENN: Good, how are you?

CALLER: Good. Been sick all weekend, seriously in the doghouse.

GLENN: What happened?

CALLER: Got to help me out. Well, I've just been sick. She comes in Valentine's morning, hands me a card, candy, and I didn't get her squat.

GLENN: What did you say?

CALLER: I said I'm sorry, honey, but I didn't get you anything. I've been sick. She says, that's no excuse.

GLENN: I hate that. I hate that, "It's no excuse." Okay, what is her name?

CALLER: Her name is Cheryl.

GLENN: Now, you know if she catches you in this, you're in even more trouble?

CALLER: I know.

GLENN: But you're willing to take that risk?

CALLER: I'm willing to take that risk.

GLENN: Okay. Let me just fill out the form letter that you sent to me. You entered this contest.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: And you entered -- I'm going to hell her that you entered this contest months ago and we called you on Friday, we were supposed to award this to you and we asked you -- because I was gone, we asked you not to tell her.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: Okay? So dear Mr. Beck, I've never entered a contest like this before, however, I felt I had to tell you about my beautiful wife, right?

CALLER: Wife.

GLENN: I really can't express in words how uniquely wonderful Cheryl -- I'm just writing it in -- Cheryl is. Honestly at first I thought I was just attracted to her... what? What were you attracted to? Honestly at first --

CALLER: Oh, her eyes.

STU: Wait, it's anything but eyes, Glenn. That's a specific rule.

GLENN: Anything but eyes.

CALLER: Oh, anything but eyes?

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: She's younger than me. I don't know.

GLENN: It sounds like just a wild love affair that you two had.

CALLER: Yeah.

STU: Her what, her youth, you say?

CALLER: Her youth.

GLENN: Her youth. Is this Billy Joel calling? But as time went on, it turned into so much more. I guess I knew it was true love the first time we... blank. What do you, first time you what?

CALLER: First time we kissed.

STU: Anything but kissed, Glenn. That's another rule. Come on, eyes and kissed? How boring are you?

CALLER: First time we went for a walk on the beach.

GLENN: Oh, jeez, for the love of Pete. What, are you talking to her about freshness? First time we talked -- first time we went for a walk.

CALLER: On the beach.

GLENN: When's the last time you went for a walk on the beach with your wife, huh?

CALLER: It's been a few years because I live in Oklahoma.

GLENN: And that trip to... where, was just wonderful? What trip did you guys take?

CALLER: You're putting me on the spot here. The trip to Arizona.

GLENN: The trip to Arizona. Boy, the photo albums that you two must have are just --

CALLER: Oh, they're wonderful.

GLENN: They are wonderful. You look through them sometimes once in a while, just to laugh, remember? I guess what sets her apart is the distinctive way she... what?

CALLER: Takes care of me.

GLENN: Stu.

STU: She does that in a distinctive way, Glenn.

GLENN: Is this -- this marriage is destined for divorce court. She takes care of me unlike any other woman in the... in the what?

STU: This is the county you live in? What county do you live in?

GLENN: I live in Oklahoma County.

STU: Oklahoma County there, Glenn.

GLENN: I could go on forever but that would take away from my time with her and I have to get back to work at... where are you working? Where are you working?

CALLER: I work at Tinker Air Force base, but I'm a federal employee. So I have the day off.

GLENN: Okay. Where I -- what do you do there?

CALLER: I'm a B-52 aircraft mechanic.

GLENN: From the hours of what? Like 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, what are your hours there?

CALLER: 6:45 to 3:30.

GLENN: Monday through Friday?

CALLER: Correct.

GLENN: Sometimes Saturday?

CALLER: Sometimes Saturday.

GLENN: That's why I was thinking, I think we should be Valentine's Day, for it's simple. I just love Cheryl.

CALLER: Correct.

GLENN: We're going to call Cheryl up here. We're going to take a break and then we're going to call her up.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: There's a specific way that you have to -- I'm going to ask you at the end and say, "Do you have anything else you want to say to Cheryl?" And Pete, you need to count to 5, it's a scientific thing, you need to count to 5 and then you'll say, yes. Cheryl? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... I love you.

STU: Don't say the numbers out loud, though. You have to just think the numbers.

GLENN: You can if you want to.

STU: That's not a good idea.

GLENN: By the way, if you blow the counting thing and it's under 5 seconds, I rat you out to Cheryl.

CALLER: I won't.

GLENN: You'll be living in that B-52 and dropped from 40,000 feet.

[Break]

Now we have Pete who wants to be our Valentine's couple of the year. Can we bring Pete up real quick? Hi, Pete. Pete, are you there?

CALLER: I'm here.

GLENN: We're calling Cheryl. Let's rehearse just the end of this, all right? First of all, you wrote a letter to me six months ago.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: You were in this contest. We called you a couple of weeks ago and then what happened? What happened, Pete?

CALLER: Well, I got sick, Glenn.

GLENN: No, no, no. I got sick.

CALLER: I got sick.

GLENN: You were going to, I was supposed to call you guys on Friday to let you know that I was sending you out to dinner and everything else.

CALLER: Right.

GLENN: And I told you not to tell Cheryl because we wanted to have you on the air and surprise her with it.

CALLER: Right.

GLENN: And I wasn't able to do it on Friday. You were sick on top of it, but Cheryl, I really did have a present for you. It was this contest. We're going out, you know, on the town.

Now, where do you want to go? Where are you going to pay to take her?

CALLER: I'm going to pay to take her to the Boulevard Steakhouse.

GLENN: Is that one of her favorite places?

CALLER: Oh, it's a wonderful place.

GLENN: No, that wasn't the question. Is that one of her favorite places?

CALLER: It will be.

STU: It's going to go well. It's going to go well.

GLENN: This is going to go really well.

STU: We have Cheryl now. She's not on hold but she can't hear this.

GLENN: Real quick, we're going to test the ending here with you. I'm going to say, is there anything else you want to say to her and you say..

CALLER: I love you so much.

STU: No, see, he's going to screw this up.

GLENN: If you screw this up, you'll rat you out. You'll say, "Yes, Glenn, there is. Cheryl..." and then you count to five, silently, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... "I love you."

STU: Just like that.

GLENN: Just like that. It's scientific. The longer you wait, keeps you choking up and everything else. So is there anything else you want to say to Cheryl? Pete, we're rehearsing. One more time.

CALLER: I love you.

GLENN: How did you make it to the altar?

CALLER: Waited five seconds like you told me.

GLENN: You need to say yes, Glenn. Cheryl?

CALLER: Yes, Glenn.

GLENN: Then you wait. You say, Cheryl?" And she's say, yes. So is there anything you want to say, Pete?

CALLER: Yes, Glenn. Cheryl?

GLENN: Now count to five.

CALLER: (Counting)

GLENN: "Yes?"

CALLER: I love you.

GLENN: Perfect. You got it?

CALLER: I got it.

GLENN: Go ahead and start the theme music and put her on hold so she can hear a little bit of that.

(Music)

GLENN: Coming up in just a minute.

VOICE: And now it's the contest in the making, it's Glenn Beck's quest to find the ultimate couple of love. The essays have been written, the heartfelt words have been read and the winner has been selected. So now to introduce the country's passionate pair, here's the love god himself, Glenn Beck.

GLENN: Oh, we've got a special one. We've got a special one this year. You know, if you listen to this program, you know that every year we pick a couple of the year and we spend about six months doing this contest where we ask guys to write in, and most of the guys have never done a contest like this before and it was supposed to happen on Friday but you know what happened on this program and I wasn't here to be able to do it on Friday. So we called Pete and asked him, and I hope, is Pete on the line? Pete, I hope you weren't in any trouble this weekend.

CALLER: Just a little bit.

GLENN: Just a little bit? Did you blow the surprise? Did you blow the surprise?

CALLER: No, I didn't blow the surprise.

GLENN: You kept it to yourself?

CALLER: I did.

GLENN: Do we have Cheryl on the phone?

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Hi, Cheryl, how are you?

CALLER: Fine, how are you?

GLENN: I'm very good. You're on the radio and we just wanted to call. And first of all, I have to apologize. First of all, say hello to your husband. Pete is on the phone.

CALLER: Hi, honey.

CALLER: Hi, sweetheart.

GLENN: Now Cheryl, I understand you didn't have a good Valentine's Day.

CALLER: Well, I've had better.

GLENN: You've had better?

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: Did you have any idea that Pete was working on something?

CALLER: No, I didn't.

GLENN: Good for you, Pete. Good for you. All right. Now here's what happened. Pete wrote me a letter about, how long ago, Pete, was it that you wrote in?

CALLER: Oh, six months.

GLENN: Okay. He wrote a letter, and we do this contest every year where, you know, Valentine's couple of the year, and he wrote a letter and we got this one really pretty early and I kept it off to the side, and I could tell that Pete's not the kind of guy that does these kinds of things, is he normally real romantic?

CALLER: No, no.

GLENN: Really?

CALLER: No.

GLENN: Well, it sure doesn't show in this letter, but..

CALLER: He has a lot of compassion but after a long time of marriage, we just, we don't see it very often.

GLENN: Really? Pretty dead?

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah, he's almost dead inside? Yeah.

CALLER: No, he's not that bad.

GLENN: Yeah, but almost. He's intensive care. Yeah, well, here it is. You know, Pete, I didn't catch that from you in this letter. Here's what he wrote, Cheryl. He said, dear Mr. Beck, I've never entered a contest like this before. However, I felt I had to tell you about my beautiful wife. I can't express in words how uniquely wonderful Cheryl truly is. Honestly at first I think I was just attracted to her youth but as time went by it turned into so much more. I guess I knew it was true love the first time we went for that walk on that beach and that trip to Arizona. Wow, what a perfect time that was.

You painted that, Pete, you really painted that. "I guess what sets her apart is the distinctive way she takes care of me, unlike any other woman in Oklahoma County. I could go on forever but that would take away from my time with her and I have to get back to my work. I work at Tinker Air Force base where I'm a mechanic on B 52s from 6:45 to 3:30 in the afternoon Monday through Friday and sometimes on Saturday. Besides, everyone always tries to make love so complex and that's why I think we should be your Valentine's couple of the year because for me it's simple. I just love Cheryl."

CALLER: That's beautiful.

GLENN: By the way Cheryl we're going to send you out to the Boulevard Steakhouse and you guys can have a nice dinner together.

CALLER: Thank you.

GLENN: You can remember, bring some of your photo albums and just look back at all of the good times you guys have had together.

CALLER: Thank you so much.

GLENN: Pete, do you have anything to say to Cheryl?

CALLER: Yes, Glenn. Cheryl?

CALLER: Yes.

CALLER: I love you.

CALLER: I love you, too.

GLENN: Another happy couple. Our couple of the year, Cheryl and Pete. Guys, have a good time. Thank you so much.

CALLER: Thank you, Glenn.

GLENN: All right, bye bye.

VOICE: Proof once and for all that true love really does exist. You've been listening to Glenn Beck as he honors amore and the incredibly rare loving men who go that extra mile to bring their soul mate the affection and attention they so richly deserve: Men who care enough to share their true feelings, men who always are the... are they gone yet?

GLENN: Are they off?

VOICE: God, I thought I was going to puke there for a minute.

STU: Perfect. There was a perfect execution, Glenn.

GLENN: It really was. He was very good at it. I feel a little dirty.

STU: You always do after this show.

GLENN: I just feel just a little dirty from that.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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