Glenn Beck: Joe Biden, gaffe machine

GLENN: Do we have the audio from the Today Show where Joe Biden we talked about it yesterday. I love this where Joe Biden says, you know what, I've already told my family, freak out, the last thing I'd do is be in a confined space at all, elevators, boxes, container cars. I mean, what is this? "Whatever you do, I wouldn't I've told my family don't get into an airplane." Okay, so here's what he said on the Today Show yesterday.



Excerpt from Joe Biden's appearance on the Today Show, on April 30, 2009

BIDEN: I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico. It's you're in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.

STU: I really do love this guy. You have to keep him out there, please, if nothing else. We're getting all of the money that we should be spending hundreds of years from now is being spent now. With all these things going the wrong way, just give us Joe Biden. Let him out there and talk. Give us the material. Let him fuel our happiness.

GLENN: He really is.

STU: He is fantastic.

GLENN: He is the poster child for alcoholism.

STU: He is the poster child for Scotch tape over the mouth.

GLENN: That's got to be alcohol induced, don't you think? Maybe he's high, Flexeril, I don't know what he's I mean, nobody in their right mind actually comes out and says these things, do they?

STU: He's one of these like they kept touting like, wow, Joe Biden hasn't made a gaffe in 100 days. He's been invisible for 100 days. They've been keeping him in an airtight container somewhere.

GLENN: He's down, he got a tour of the Dick Cheney bunker and all of a sudden the big safe door...

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: And he's on the other side going, "Hey, guys... come on, guys, this isn't funny anymore (echoing)." They said, "Don't worry, Joe Biden's not going to be a problem."

STU: He told people to stay away from people with the swine flu because he's been in an enclosed box for the past 100 days.

GLENN: That's exactly right, I told my family you don't want to be in any enclosed spaces, any confined spaces, they trapped me in the basement of the White House for like the last month and a half; I just got out. I got another tour of another wing of the White House coming up they're telling me? Yeah, you do.

Okay, so that's what he said. Now listen to Gibbs yesterday who I contend is also an out of control alcoholic because this guy, I mean, come on. It takes at least an alcoholic to spot an alcoholic.

STU: He has the job performance of an alcoholic. I don't know if he is but he certainly performs like one.

DAN: Yeah, listen to the finesse on this.

GLENN: Listen to this.

VOICE: Wonder if you want to clarify, correct or apologize for the remarks that he made.



White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Responds To Biden's 'Swine Flu' Comments

GIBBS: Well, I think what the vice president meant to say was the same thing that again many members have said in the last few days and that is if you feel sick, if you are exhibiting symptoms, flu like symptoms, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, then you should take precautions, that you should limit your travel, and I think he just, what he said and what he meant to say.

GLENN: Okay. Stop, stop, stop, stop. Can you leave it there, Dan, and go back what he just said, see if it matches it at all? Because this answer is just beyond good. I just want to refresh everybody's memory on what Joe Biden go back to Biden real quick on what he

BIDEN: I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico. It's you're in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.

GLENN: Okay. It had nothing to do with all right, all right, all right. So that's what he said. You just heard Gibbs say, "No, I think he's just saying what everybody is saying." Well, listen.

VOICE: I sympathize with you trying to explain the vice president's comments but that's not even remotely close to what he said. He was asked about

GLENN: Stop, stop. This is Tapper, isn't it? I love this guy. Who is he? He's from ABC, right?

STU: Yeah, he's their head White House correspondent.

GLENN: He's the only guy giving these guys crap.

STU: He's very good. He's very good.

GLENN: Do we know anything about him? I would celebrate if this guy was a liberal but yet a real journalist.

STU: I've seen him take on both sides throughout the campaign. He was very fair throughout the campaign.

GLENN: See if you can get him on the air, will you?

STU: I don't think that's going to help him. I don't think this is going to

GLENN: He probably doesn't want that.

STU: He probably doesn't want that.

GLENN: I would like to know. I want to put see if he will go on the air with me.

STU: Sure, yeah.

GLENN: I'd like to talk to him because I don't know about him politically but at least, I really hope that he's done the same thing. Can you go and look and see if he held Bush's feet to the fire?

STU: Well, he wasn't their lead White House correspondent, I don't think. He just got that job for Obama. But he did a lot of questioning to the candidates, and I do remember him taking apart claims from Palin to McCain to everybody throughout the campaign.

GLENN: I love that.

STU: He was very good. He was one of the only people who you know, remember that one spot that Obama ran about McCain in Spanish and they were trying to tie

GLENN: Yeah, Limbaugh.

STU: Rush. And he called it out as there's been a lot on both sides that were horrible; that's probably the worst one of the entire campaign.

GLENN: I like this. See if you can get a hold of him. I'd like to talk to him. So he basically said, "I appreciate you doing your job here, but that ain't even close." Now listen.

VOICE: About a member of his family

GIBBS: Look, I understand what he said and I'm telling you what he meant to say which was that (laughter) if somebody

GLENN: Stop, stop. We have the press corps laughing at the press secretary, not like laughing with. Laughing at. You've got to be kidding me. This is your excuse? "I'm telling you not what he said, what he..."

DAN: That's a wordsmith right there.

GLENN: What he meant to say. That's not what he meant to say. He meant to say, "I wouldn't get on an airplane right now."

STU: He meant to say we should, right now I'm announcing we're shutting down all air travel. That is what he was saying.

GLENN: What he meant to say was, I'm a little freaked out in elevators. That's what he said.

STU: Why is everyone looking at me!

DAN: We just bailed out Amtrak. They don't need the money. Stay home.

GLENN: I wouldn't get on subways, I wouldn't even eat a Subway. Subway sandwiches, there might be pigs in the back room.

STU: Notice too that I believe in his way of denouncing all business in America, he left out the trains. He mentioned the subways

GLENN: Yeah, he's mentioned subways, confined places, plains but no trains.

STU: Amtraks to Wilmington are fine.

GLENN: Amtrak can I tell you something? Amtrak, Amtrak is practically as safe as being in the basement of the CDC. It's practically a sterile laboratory. So if you want to get onto that public transportation called Amtrak, that's good. A bus? Why don't you just slit your own throat and bleed to death in the gutter.

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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