Glenn Beck: Gibbs gives worst answer ever

GLENN: Front page of the paper today, plan to save automaker has risks for the economy. One in five think that this was a good idea, one in five, and yet where is the outcry? Can you imagine George W. Bush or anybody else, anybody else doing things this unpopular? I don't even think Bill Clinton would have gotten away with this. Doing things this out of step with the American people. But the media is afraid of him. They're either in the bag or they're afraid. Jake Tapper is one of the only people that is not afraid of the president. Was it Jake Tapper that was asking the question? Dan, do we have the audio of the press conference yesterday?

DAN: Yeah, but it's not Jake Tapper. It's somebody -- I actually was looking to see who it was. They said Jonathan, I think, or John. So I'm not sure who it was, but I'll find out.

GLENN: Find out for me, will you? We have the audio. I want to play the audio here. And I want you to understand: I don't have a problem with the president going out on a date. The president needs to go out on a date with his wife. You want to keep your -- I mean, my wife and I have a date night. We go out on a date. It's important. However, I want to point out the hypocrisy, but first let's hear how the White House so expertly handled this question of, how did the president pay for this? How much did this cost the American taxpayers to leave Washington D.C. and go on a date with your wife up to New York City? Here's the question and the beautiful answer.

VOICE: Are you going to tell us how much the president and the first lady's date night cost on Saturday night? And if not, why not?

VOICE: Well, Jonathan, I think as -- let me -- I thought it was the air conditioner now and it's the helicopter. You know, I think spokespeople have spoken to this over the weekend that the president would -- or could he, based on the secret service, he would have taken the shuttle, but I would say that the costs were proportionate with travel for presidents and I would encourage you to look up previous coverage on travel costs because they are analogous.

VOICE: Is there any precedent for a president and first lady to take an out-of-town date night like this not connected to an official or even a political previously planned event?

VOICE: You've got probably more researchers than I do.

GLENN: Well, and the spokespeople talked about the spokes statements, spokespeople. Is that the air conditioner?

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: What the -- this guy's the worst. All right. So President Obama, you know, makes good on one campaign promise and that is he promised his wife he would take her out on a date, he would take her to a Broadway show in New York. By the way, the playwright of this show, I don't know if anybody in the media has mentioned this, the playwright of this show had a "white directors need not apply" policy. Anybody mention that? The president wants everybody to understand that he traveled in a smaller plane. He didn't take a Boeing 747 to take his wife out onto a date. He just took the smaller Gulfstream, and two other planes carried staff and reporters. Well, if you are flying three Gulfstreams, is it really saving that much money? The trip cost the taxpayer at least $24,000. There's no way you fire up a Gulfstream for $24,000. There's no way. I mean, how much -- Stu, can you find out for me? How much would a Gulfstream cost from New York to Washington D.C.?

Now, President Obama, a multimillionaire now, was gracious enough to save the taxpayer from paying for dinner and the theater tickets. The tickets were $96.50. Now, I really don't care. Does it -- I wouldn't care about fronting the cost for the president to travel somewhere. He's the president. I don't care that the president went out on a date with his wife. He needs to do it. It's important. But when you're the president, not a president, when you're the president that heard the news that Citigroup had bought a $50 million corporate jet and called the executives to "Fix it," I got a problem. When you are the president, not a president but the president who jumped in line to bash the Big Three automakers for flying in jets to Washington D.C. for bailout hearings because it was a slap in the face to taxpayers, because their budgets were out of control...

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: And they shouldn't have been wasting money on corporate jets, when you're that president, I've got a problem with it. Because in case you haven't noticed, Mr. President, your budgets are out of control! Maybe it's just me. Everything you do, Mr. President, just as the CEOs that took the bailouts, is on the taxpayer dime. You didn't take a bailout. You're giving the bailouts. You're not somebody who has taken some taxpayer money. You're taking all taxpayer money. Why is it nobody will recognize the hypocrisy in Washington? How much longer will the media silence last? How much longer can this country last if the media remains silent? The self-appointed fourth branch of government.

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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