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.

Critical race theory: Struggle sessions

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China has a rich legacy of torture. During the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party used a variety of torture techniques. These became more and more advanced over time. This included public humiliation and public executions.

One specific kind of public humiliation is what's called "The Struggle Session." It was a punishment reserved for people who committed wrong-think. The point was to publicly degrade the person until they swore allegiance to the Communist Party. Their focus is on the elimination of the power base and/or class position of enemy classes or groups. It was also a warning to everyone watching: If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

It was a way to punish anyone who so much as disagreed with Communist Party dogma.

These struggle sessions often took place in busy areas.

They also took place at universities, like the struggle session for the professor You Xiaoli, as recounted by Anne Thurston, in Enemies of the People:

You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as "doing the airplane." Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed...

The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli's students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bussed in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants ... "down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!"

"I had many feelings at that struggle session," recalls You Xiaoli. "I thought there were some bad people in the audience. But I also thought there were many ignorant people, people who did not understand what was happening, so I pitied that kind of person. They brought workers and peasants into the meetings, and they could not understand what was happening. But I was also angry."

Struggle sessions have been revived, and exported to America. They come in many forms.

Forced apologies.

Beatings in public—like the mob attack on Rand Paul.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was sucker-punched.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was stabbed for being white.

Anti-racism seminars, like the one in Seattle.

Or the one involving Sandia Labs executives seminar.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

The long-awaited New York Attorney General's report on the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo is out — and it is bad for Cuomo. The Democratic AG concluded that the Governor did sexually harass multiple women during his time in office.

On Tuesday's radio program, Glenn Beck questioned is the AG's report would be enough for Democrats to condemn him and call for his resignation? This is what the #MeToo movement was started for, Glenn noted, if Gov. Cuomo doesn't resign quickly, that says a whole lot about today's Democratic Party. Watch the clip to hear more of the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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