Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - 'A' for effort


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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: All righty then. Wow, this country is going to be so fair very soon. Are you dumb enough to fall for that? Friendly and balanced sounding title, fairness, fairness. When you actually look into the policies to see what anybody is actually doing, it's anything but fair. For example, the Fairness Doctrine. Without knowing what it is, you'd be for it: "Well, yes, I'm for a doctrine of fairness." Who doesn't want fairness? But when you read about it for, like, 15 seconds, you see it's a socialist attempt to shut down opposing voices so you don't fall for it. But guess who is falling for fairness? College students. Recent study by the researchers at University of California-Irvine found that a third of the students surveyed said they expect Bs just for attending lectures, and 40% say they deserve a B just for completing the required reading. Wow. Everybody showed up and participated. I mean, wow. I mean, why punish them with that evil competition thing? Quote: I've noticed an increased sense of entitlement in my students and wanted to discover what was causing it," says Ellen Greenberger, leading author of the study Self-Entitled College Students: Contributions of Personality, Parenting, and Motivational Factors it was in the journal of youth and adolescence. "I want to find out what's causing this?" Gee, I don't know, where could our nation's students be getting a sense of entitlement from? I can't think of a single person that's promising the moon and the stars and stopping the oceans from rising and "You deserve it and you've worked hard and you've played by the rules. Here, have this." Jason Greenwood, a senior in the University of Maryland, echoed that view. He said, "I think putting in a lot of effort should merit a high grade. I mean, what else is there really than effort that you put in?" I don't know. I always thought there was something called a result. Jeez. We would all be working with light bulbs that don't work. I mean, do you know? I mean, he worked really hard on the light bulb. He got it wrong 5,000 times. "I've done it 2500 times. Can't you just buy my light bulbs?" Who cares how much time you spend on building a bridge if it collapses, you nincompoop! "Hey, we worked two years on that thing." Yeah, now it's in the water. Maybe you should have spend a little more time. "You're not going to pay me? I did all my work." If you put in an effort and you get a C -- I'm quoting from the article -- what is the point? If one goes to class and reads every chapter in the book and then does everything the teacher asked and more, then they should be getting an A for their effort. No, A for effort was something that stupid people used to tell each other to make them feel good. "Who got an A for effort? You did. You got an F for full facts but an A for effort." That's right, that's the way I fell it, too, "Affeit." Here's the point: In America we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are not guaranteed equal success. What would be the point of school at all if everybody just got A's for showing up? Why not just show up and then, you know, be on the computer all day? Why even bother with the school? Let's just give everybody a C because they didn't show up. You know what? Why don't we just give everybody the same house, the same job, the same everything. After all, everyone's trying. It's a community. It's a collective. It's the board. Sarah Kin, she's a junior English major at the University of Vermont, she agreed: I feel that if I do all the readings and attend class regularly, I should be able to achieve a grade of at least a B. Wow. Isn't it a shock that Obama dominated the college vote? It's really -- a B just for showing up. Wouldn't it be great if we just, if we all just showed up to work and then went to all of the meetings and we've got to keep our job even if we're not really doing them? I mean, after all, excuse me, I showed up on time. We're doomed if we don't turn this around in our kids.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: All righty then. Let's go to Greg in Philadelphia. Hello, Greg, you're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn.

GLENN: Hey.

CALLER: Listen, you know, I wanted to say I have a friend that he's trying to -- before he gets, you know, real deep into it, he lost his job, he has, you know, enough money in reserve. He did everything right, you know, where he saved his money and everything for hard times. And since he's lost his job, he's been paying his mortgage, but he's realizing, you know, there's nothing out there to get and he can't -- he's looking at as "I'm not going to be able to pay my mortgage anymore." So he called his mortgage company, and I'm kind of being vague on the facts.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: They explained to him about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have some program, I'm not sure what it is. But they said instead of being proactive about it, what you're best off doing is wait until you're late on your payments for about three, four months and then they will be able to step in and help you.

GLENN: Yep.

CALLER: It's like, I don't understand that.

GLENN: It's insanity.

CALLER: I'm a young guy, I'm 26 years old and I just -- you know, I bought a house and I pay my mortgage and I'm like, you know, if somebody's going to be doing everything right and, you know, they're looking at a situation where they're like, "Look, my reserves are running out; is there anything we can do before it gets to a point" I mean, but Obama is saying --

GLENN: No, they won't do it. I have several friends, I have several friends who one a year ago, a year ago called said and my whole business is starting to shake apart here; can I refinance, can we work on this? Is there anything that we can do? Nope, nope, nope. Finally this October said, "I am in real trouble. I am upside down. I can't do it. How do I do this? I can't sell my house, been trying to, can't sell it, yada, yada, yada, what can I do? Is there anyone?" "Nope, what you need to do is you need to start foreclosure proceedings first. So just start defaulting on your mortgage." He's like, "But I have a good credit score. I'm trying to work. Please work with me here. You know you're not going to sell the house." In the last month he's been talking to them: "You're not going to sell the house. Now you're going to be upside down and I'm going to be upside down. How about we work on something and get through this?" "Nope." It's nuts. In his case I believe it's because he put 50% down. He's a guy who did the right thing. He put 50% down. So he owns half of the house. So they don't care about him. They can get the whole house back and even if they sell it for 50%, it's still an asset. So they're just screwing him because they're not upside down in the house. It doesn't make any sense. There's no reason here. There is no reason. And you know why? Because they are going to try to solve this again with big programs and universal everything and the federal government. Well, you lose connection with reality. "Well, we need more oversight." No, you don't. You know what you need? You need a banker that you know, that sits right across the desk from you. You need a hometown bank. You need somebody that knows you, knows the community, knows what's going on, isn't beholden to all of these people all around the world. They are just doing the right thing and they can say, "John, I understand your problem. Yes, I know you're a good guy; we'll work on that." We need to start working locally again, not univer sally.

VOICE: And now another moment you probably missed.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And we're also going to work to stabilize, repair and reform our financial system to get less money for schools and police and fire departments. Those are the values we have to restore now at this defining moment.

VOICE: That was another moment you probably missed on the Glenn Beck program.

'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.

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.

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?

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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