Glenn Beck - Obama flips: 'economy not as bad as we thought'


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GLENN: While everybody else is drinking Red Bull today, like there's nobody on the staff that has had more than -- I had, what, five hours sleep last night and I slept the most. Everybody, everybody else -- you haven't slept at all, have you?

STU: No, no, not, Glenn. But I'm getting that second wind in. You know it's that second wind where you realize after you sleep that you said several inappropriate things or you said sentences that did not string together in any reasonable fashion? I feel like I'm at that state.

GLENN: Oh, I know. Like kind of like the economy is not as bad as we thought it was.

STU: No, not that bad.

GLENN: It's not that bad? Oh, okay.

STU: It's like I haven't slept for months.

GLENN: Did you hear this? Barack Obama says the economy is not as bad as we thought it was. Didn't we just spend like a couple of trillion dollars? Isn't that kind of -- didn't you just tell us that if we don't do these things that the economy -- that we may not survive?

STU: Aren't you the guy who uses crisis as a pronoun? Isn't that you?

GLENN: What? We may not survive if we don't do these things; we do them -- and then it's like it isn't as bad as we thought it was. I have to tell you, congratulations because what I believe the president was saying was we've fixed this crisis. If we didn't do these things, we may not survive, but now we've done these things. It's not as bad as we thought it was.

STU: Might be time to get back into the market.

GLENN: Might be time to get back in the market. He now owns this economy and that's why I believe there's a correction coming from the White House today. This, by the way, and the, "Hey, you know, maybe you should do some stocks," both off TelePrompTer, both of them off TelePrompTer. I believe there's going to be a correction coming out today about -- because how did they do that? How does he possibly say that? By the way, I am -- you know what? Let me tell you something. My gut tells me, and I could be wrong. You know what? We may be over. This may be over. Maybe it is. I don't think so, but maybe it is. The stock market is up, oil prices are down. I mean, it's all looking good, right? We've gone up, what, 600 points? Isn't that the beginning of a rally? 600 points is the beginning of a rally. I just said earlier this week, expect a bull -- I mean, sorry, expect a bear rally, which means you haven't had the bottom but it's going to all of a sudden surge ahead. GM came out today and said that $2 billion we asked for, we may not need it, at least right now; I think we're going to be okay. CitiBank is saying, yeah, you know what, I think we're okay. I think it's Bank of America says keep your cash; we're going to be okay.

Now let me ask you this: Have we been lied to or are we being lied to now? Let me ask you, if you think this is a possibility, what I gave to you on Monday was expect a bear rally. Expect all of a sudden the stock market to go up for no reason. And I -- boy, I don't know if this is the bear rally, but the stock market going up for no reason, that would be today. They will point to, "Hey, well, CitiBank made some profit." Excuse me? We haven't even hit the real estate bubble yet. We haven't -- I mean, for the commercial properties. There are so many things yet to hit. So CitiBank, you know, "We're fine." Nobody all of a sudden, nobody needs the money. Everybody's going to be doing okay. You're going to start to see the suckers get back into this, into this stock market. And maybe I'm the sucker. I mean, you do your own homework. Maybe I'm the sucker because you can't ever call the bottom. And maybe that was the bottom and so everybody puts their money back in. But remember what Jim Rogers said to me last week when I said, "What should people do." He said wait for a rally. Let your money go up and then pull it out. When that happens -- because I don't believe that there are -- I believe there are people in there now that will take their money out when they say, "I just doubled my money since last week." And I mean big investors will take their money out because nothing makes sense.

Did you hear what the premier of China said? This is not some, you know, banking guy, you know, the Barney Frank of China. This is their president. This is the premier of China. I've got to quote this to you. He said, quote: We have made huge amounts of loans to the United States. Of course we're concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I'm a little worried. I'd like to call on the United States to honor its words and stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of the Chinese assets.

Let's take this apart here. We made huge amounts of loans. He's now saying that we're loaning the money, not buying treasuries. It's no longer that they are buying our treasuries as an asset. This is huge in diplomatic language. He has changed from "We're buying an asset" to calling a spade a spade: We're buying debt. We're helping them. So we're making huge loans to the United States and we're worried about our assets. To be honest, I'm a little bit worried. Then he says, I'd like to call on the United States.

Now put yourself in an Asian frame of mind. These are the people that are like, oh, my gosh, did I eat the last french fry? And they kill themselves. You know, they're like, I didn't mean to dishonor you, I didn't know you wanted that last french fry. I didn't even think. I'm sorry (making choking sounds). Honor is what this -- Stu, you think that's over the top? You think that's a bit extreme?

STU: I --

GLENN: You don't think they've done that?

STU: I think what you're saying is they take honor seriously.

GLENN: I'm just sayin'. Haven't you ever done that where your wife has gone, what, you just ate the last french fry? And you're like, honey, I'm sorry, I didn't even think; get over it. That ain't happening in China, Japan.

STU: No. You just fall immediately on your fork. (Laughing)

GLENN: (Laughing). What a snob, you're eating french fries with a fork. Okay, so anyway, honor is what this is all about. He says I'd like to call on the United States to honor its words, stay a credible nation. Now listen to this: And ensure the safety of Chinese assets. This is wildly important for three reasons: One, this puts our T-bills, our treasury bills at stake. What does this -- what is the rest of the world going to say when China says this? Two, he's setting us up in case we go down. We're going to be lucky to be quarantined. We are going to become the world's pariah. We are going to be the ones that tore everybody down because we weren't living an honorable life. We were responsible for it. Honor its words and stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of the Chinese assets. He's saying to the Chinese people, "If we lose these assets, it's because of these people over here. They have dishonored us and they have destroyed your assets." The third thing is this is a very powerful statement on the eve of the G20 summit. The guy who is the Nobel Laureate behind the Euro, the guy who said the Euro is a good idea, we can unite everybody together under the Euro, he's just now come out and said the time has come for a global currency. Countries are starting to come onto that bandwagon: Time for a global currency. China has already asked for a global currency. This means our dollar will be over because we're the global currency right now. This is moving us into a direction that, well, you know what? Nevermind. Things aren't as bad as we thought they were. We got that from the president last night. So -- and maybe he's right.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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