Glenn's 4th of July party


Glenn Beck's Common Sense


Now available in book stores nationwide...

GLENN: This weekend I'm having our annual Fourth of July picnic at my house and we invite friends and then all of the, you know, all of the staff members. We have kind of a company picnic on Fourth of July. Fourth of July in my family's always been an important day. This year and really the inspiration for this was my neighbors who have called the I'm not kidding you have called the police because there was a plastic grocery bag in their yard and they claimed to the police that we were throwing the plastic grocery bag into their yard.

STU: Who calls the police over a bag?

GLENN: I have no idea. Our crazy neighbors. And, you know, they didn't even I mean, the police are like, "Did you throw the bag?" I just looked at her like, are you out of your mind? Yeah, that's the thing I have to do in my spare time is go and throw a plastic grocery bag into their yard. Yeah, that's what I'm doing, yes, yes.

STU: That's just such a motivator to just, one day they wake up and their entire lawn is plastic bags.

GLENN: It has occurred to me. Don't get me wrong, officer, it has occurred to me, but it wouldn't be let me confess. I did think about and I really did think about planting bamboo in my backyard because you can't stop bamboo. And it would be tragic if they had a huge bamboo problem, but it would have taken me seven years to get the laughs and I'm like, "Seven years, I might be dead. I want to enjoy this. Let me go get a plastic grocery bag."

So anyway, the genesis of this idea was I just wanted people with very loud guns in my backyard at some point just firing in their general direction. And I'm just being real honest with you. So I had to I started there and then I back tracked, "Okay, how could I get a lot of guns in my backyard legally to be firing." And then I thought, 21 gun salute. How could I get a 21 gun salute? I know. Retire a flag. Now, I collect flags and a lot of my collection is just the flags that we fly in our flagpole and they just get really weathered fast. I don't ever remember changing flags. We had a flagpole growing up and I don't ever remember getting a new flag, but we had to have because I'm they're horrible. Within like eight months they are frayed and they look bad and, you know, the colors are faded, and I hate that. We tried to make it the entire year with this flag and then what I do is I've been folding them up and then putting them in a drawer and I'm like, I'm not going to burn this. How do you even burn it? Looked it up. Luckily I have because I've made good friends with the police because they're over at my house all the time it seems. But I made good friends with the police, and there is a police, I don't know, squadron or whatever it is that does this for the state. And so I promised them sandwiches and cookies and they're coming over to my house this Saturday and I think we're having the only Fourth of July party well, A, you know, before the Fourth of July, but the only Fourth of July party in the country where we're burning the flag.

STU: Glenn Beck celebrating the Fourth of July by burning flags.

GLENN: By burning flags. But it's like, it's a huge process. They're over at my house this morning practicing, rehearsing. We have to build like this little fire pit thing. It has to be a certain size. The fire has to be a certain size. It has to be a certain heat and there can be no flames. It just has to be really hot coals. So it has to burn down. It has to be on wood, and you fold the flag in a certain way so it's only the star field showing and then you have to lay it down onto the wood where it's just embers, and it burns. It's an amazing thing and so I mean, I have to think of something unique to do because nobody wants to come to my parties. They're like, oh, jeez, what is he doing?

STU: So you are like, you know how I can get people to come. I can just burn the flag.

GLENN: I just burn the flag and all my friends will but we sent out an invitation. Did you read the invitation?

STU: I never got one, but thank you.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, that's right. You are not coming. But I wrote an invitation that talks about, you know, the meaning of the flag and that this one has served our family for a year and it's time to retire it and so we'll be and we have to bury it afterwards, but we have a 21 gun salute which, I'm thinking maybe 42. I'm thinking a 42 gun salute. I'm just saying. And then we have a couple of people playing Taps and then after it burns, we shovel it into the ground, which you'll be doing, Stu.

STU: I didn't get an invitation.

GLENN: I know. Because you're going to be there with the shovel.

STU: I'm going to shovel after everyone leaves.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Sounds good. I think it's actually really interesting.

GLENN: I can't tell you how many people have RSVPed and everybody asks, can I bring my old flag? Because everybody has an old flag and don't know what to do with it.

STU: I think it's very possible I'm the big idiot here, but it seems so against what should happen. Like because they were talking about a flag burning amendment.

GLENN: I know.

STU: And now

GLENN: No, you've got to do it the right way. I mean, there's ways you are supposed to do it and it's very complex but there's ways you're supposed to do it. And then it is really, it should be very stirring and very moving. I will tell you this, and I can't go into details, but at the Stadium of Fire this year during the fireworks show I'm trying to think how I can say, what I can say they have been rehearsing and it is going to be something that will be absolutely breathtaking. The Stadium of Fire is in Provo, Utah, and it's the big stadium there and there's 70,000 people that go and I host it, and it's the biggest stadium fireworks show in the country for Fourth of July. The Jonas Brothers are there, and this fireworks show is like 40, 45 minutes, something like that. It's crazy. But they are doing something at the end that you will, I promise you, have never seen before. And it be stunning, absolutely stunning.

STU: The new Jonas Brothers single?

GLENN: No. They won't be playing at that time, but it will be stunning. Anyway, so

STU: This is big. I'm very excited for this party.

GLENN: Make sure oh, yeah. Nobody ever everybody always comes to my parties going, oh, jeez. Okay, now listen, listen. Your mother is in the hospital. Remember, she's in the hospital... "She's not in the hospital." She's in the hospital. We just say hi and we get the hell out of there.

STU: Your party is actually the only thing that reminds me of Fourth of July anymore. Like I Fourth of July always seemed to me as a summer thing. Like you do bring the patriotism back to the Fourth of July.

GLENN: Oh, we have a gigantic flag that we had on tour that is what? What is that? 100 feet? 75 feet? Something. I don't remember. It's just gigantic. And last year we hung it between two trees in our backyard, mainly just to make sure that the neighbors couldn't see in because we were getting together with all of our plastic bags to throw them into their backyard.

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

Watch the full episode below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

Watch the video below for more details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.