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GLENN: I saw the Barack Obama speech last night anytime telling you blood shot out of my eyes which did -- first of all, let me just, may I have an ADD moment here before we get into the meat and potatoes of everything. Is it bothering anybody else about the TelePrompTer? The TelePrompTer is really, really, really bothering me only because I have never seen -- I mean, we're looking for a guy who's real, who's himself, who's just like -- well, I got news for you, gang. I do three hours a day without a TelePrompTer. You know, the president is worried about, you know, well, one word can, you know, trip him up. Well, you don't think people like me or Rush or Sean are worried about that as well? You don't think people in talk radio know that there are people that have been hired to transcribe every word I say to be able to distort it, to take it out of context and use it against me.

STU: Their entire form of governing has been targeting words taken out of context of Rush Limbaugh.

GLENN: Yeah. So I mean, it really bothers me, this TelePrompTer thing. Last night I said -- I was watching it and in the middle I said, because I know a little bit about TelePrompTers because on television I do use a TelePrompTer from time to time and I'm watching, I'm watching his eyes. Did anyone notice that he wasn't looking at the camera? And I said, "They put the TelePrompTer down on the ground." And somebody who was with me said, "What are you talking about?" And I said, that TelePrompTer is not a regular TelePrompTer because he's not looking at the camera. I believe -- and this is -- I put it on pause for a second and looked at his eyes. He wasn't even looking at the camera. And I said, I believe this is to combat -- and I don't know this part. I don't know if this is to combat the fact that he keeps looking off to the side and never at the camera. You know, when he's giving these speeches lately, have you ever noticed he never looks at you. He looks to the left, then he looks to the right, then he looks to the left, then he looks to the right. He's never looking at you. That's the problem. Because he needs to look me in the eye. Well, last night this was my conjecture that they were trying to overcome that and get him to look right at a camera. There are cameras that are built with the TelePrompTer on the lens. He didn't use that. We found out after the speech that he used this giant flat screen television just under the camera. It bothers me that this man doesn't -- this man is always on prompter. I mean, can you imagine if any other president -- if George W. Bush was always on TelePrompTer, can you imagine what people would have said? Have you ever heard a president compared to first JFK, then FDR, then Lincoln? Have you ever heard of any president that just went through all of them? I mean, the only thing he hasn't been compared to is, well, Tyler, he wasn't been compared to Taft yet. My theory on that is because we don't know who he is, because he may not know who he is, or he knows who he is but every time he reveals a little bit of that, nobody wants him to say that. I don't know what the answer is but we don't know who he really, truly is, and that bothers me. Imagine -- I mean, have you ever heard any other president do that? They're only comparing him to others because they're trying to say, "Yeah, well, he's kind of like that guy." Well, no, I don't want to know who he's kind of like. I want to know who he is. How do you get to a man's -- I don't know. Just bothers. There's something wrong. There's something wrong, something wrong. Yeah?

STU: On the TelePrompTer thing, though, is there some degree of -- because I think it's -- I like it and it's a funny story to me because this guy was sold to us as so much smarter than everyone else.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And, you know, but there's, to some degree is there a tendency to overreact on that because every speech is written for these people.

GLENN: Look --

STU: They are all quoting words of other people. They are all reading speeches. Now, it's not to the degree of Obama.

GLENN: Yeah. I am totally fine with him -- like at the beginning of this speech, this press conference last night, I'm totally fine with him having a TelePrompTer. I really am. When he has an address to the nation, I have no problem. He's doing a state of the union, he's doing an oval office, he's doing the beginning of a press conference, I have no problem. But I never see this man off of a TelePrompTer unless he's taking a direct question from the stars and stripes. I mean, no offense to the stars and stripes. I've gotten several stories from the stars and stripes. Nothing wrong with the stars and stripes, but can you imagine if George W. Bush avoided taking questions from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times and asked questions of a blog and the stars and stripes? Hello? At the same time he's saying how important newspapers are, at the same time we can't lose this critical link to newspapers, he goes to the Politico.com. He's proving the opposite point, which he's right on, but he's proving the opposite point.

Which is he? Is it the land of new media or are newspapers vital to a country's existence? Which one is it? I don't know because the TelePrompTer keeps telling him what to say. So don't get me wrong. I have no problem being on TelePrompTer. I mean, all of the words that I say on television, all of them I've written. So -- and like last night the monologue at the beginning, part of it was in TelePrompTer, part of it wasn't and I said you know what, when I got on, you know what, just cut all that stuff out because I'd just rather say it off the top of my head. I've written the words. But I want to make sure -- because I'm so riddled with ADD, I want to make sure that it's all there. There are other times I can just say, turn that thing off; I don't want it. And it's not because I'm worried about anything. I do three hours of national broadcast every day without a single TelePrompTer. So I'm not afraid of it. I just want to make sure it's right. And the president has to make sure it's right. But not in every scenario, not in every case.

I swear, why doesn't he just -- he should have like a belt around him with, like, little bars that come off of his hips with TelePrompTers so he can just walk around. He can be in the kitchen: Well, I'd like a cheese sandwich, please. And then look to the other TelePrompTer: And a glass of milk because you're just like the average American.

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!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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