Glenn's Grinchy Neighbors



STU: If you think about it, I mean, what is Santa's sleigh doing the other 364 days a year? You could be shipping in illegal immigrants, flying them right over the border. What are we going to do about it?

GLENN: Santa -- no, it's Santos. Close enough. I got Santos Claus decorating the trees. He's doing some illegal work. So is Santa. He's not a citizen. He's in my frickin' chimney once a year cleaning that thing out. He's like a chimneysweep. That's where kids should get -- you know what, that's where kids should be able to get you. Do you ever have to have your chimney cleaned? They would be like, why, why? Don't you have a fat man going down that chimney once a year? Doesn't that clean it out? See what I'm saying?

STU: You could say Santos Claus already did it.

GLENN: I'm just sayin'.

STU: I like this business model. I mean --

GLENN: So I'm thinking about just leaving threatening letters in all of the e-mail boxes.

STU: Because you want them to be more festive.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Because there's nothing that works more to encourage this behavior than threatening. Why don't you cut out letters from a magazine and send them. That will be even more effective.

GLENN: I'm thinking about, that's a good idea and just, I'll be wearing my winter gloves while I do it. I don't think that's a bad idea. I feel like -- I mean, I drive down the neighborhood and it's like, what's wrong with you people?

STU: It does seem like there's a cut in Christmas cheer this year. Is there something we can measure on that? Because every year me and my wife will drive -- my wife and I will drive around the neighborhood and we will look at all the nice big houses and all their big lights and their fanciness and they go crazy and, like, they outdecorate each other. I love that. Doesn't seem to be a lot of it this year.

GLENN: I live in, you know, a rich neighborhood. What's wrong with you people? I'm going to start hammering them. They're like bad rich people.

STU: They do tend to decorate like they're in a catalog from Pottery Barn.

"Trust me, teach your children class from the getgo or they will be -- look. You start with one snow globe in the front yard. Next thing you got three. That one's a little old. Next thing you know your children are drinking beer directly from the can."

- Glenn Beck


STU: Rich people. They've got the wreaths, they have got the white lights. It's so classy, it's almost like --

GLENN: It could be almost summer. I mean, it's not that I want to go to the big, those big blowup things in the front yard. Those things drive me crazy. You know what? I'm not for -- I'm not a big tax guy but I think there should be a special -- there should be a special tax on those things.

STU: On Santas, snowmen?

GLENN: No, no, those big snowball things.

STU: The snow?

GLENN: You know, the snow globes.

STU: Okay, the snow globes, yes.

GLENN: The snow globes, I think there should be an extra tax on those.

STU: Percentage-wise.

GLENN: To discourage people from buying those.

STU: What's the tax?

GLENN: 100%. I'm just thinking 100% tax would be good.

STU: Well, if you have children. If you have kids.

GLENN: Nope.

STU: You should be able to get maybe a tax break.

GLENN: Trust me, teach your children class from the getgo or they will be -- look. You start with one snow globe in the front yard. Next thing you got three. That one's a little old. Next thing you know your children are drinking beer directly from the can.

STU: Who would ever do such a thing (laughing). Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the inflatables, I think. I don't think they work.

GLENN: You know what I want? I want -- and I don't think I can put them without burning my house down. I want the retrolights. Do they make them anymore?

STU: I love those things.

GLENN: I love those. Somebody did, in another town next to mine, -- I mean, why have anybody do it in my town? They put the retrolights. They have this enormous tree. I mean, it's -- I'm not kidding you it's the size of the tree in Rockefeller Plaza, you know, but it's planted and there's no big building full of liberals in it. But there is this huge tree and they decorated it with a big huge colored light bulbs.

STU: Oh, yeah, those are really nice. Those are classy. We used to have a little blue spruce type of tree out in front of our yard and that's the only thing I think of when I see those lights is that one tree. Those lights are fantastic.

GLENN: See, I'm thinking of the whole, the light thing. You've got to get Santos gloves to do it. Because me, I'm riddled with ADD and I never -- like, half of it looks good and then the second half, and I'm already inside because we're an artificial tree family and I regret that move. Pieces of crap.

STU: You are regretting that?


STU: I think most people when they make the conversion, they miss the charm but wind up regretting it.

GLENN: No, I don't miss the charm at all.

STU: What do you miss?

GLENN: We burn the candle and say, honey, look, smells like a tree.

STU: Isn't that poisoning you and giving you black lung?

GLENN: Whatever, smells good in the house. I spend now most of the time, you know, holding the tree at the bottom and trying to turn it just far enough so my wife says, "Okay, wait, wait, wait, stop there, stop, stop, stop, okay, it's not that part of the tree that's burned out. That's covered now. But unfortunately the part in the middle. Can you change just a little bit." I mean, it takes an hour. I mean, you know, --

STU: Just so you know, that's not an artificial tree problem. That's a wife problem.

GLENN: You think so?

STU: Yes, I think so. Like she shouldn't be with you.

GLENN: And, you know, when I first got it, I -- wait a minute. What?

STU: Sorry.

GLENN: When I first got the artificial tree, I thought it was, oh -- because it's such a pain in the neck to go out and get it and then bring it in and take it out and I always -- I mean, you can put an eye out with that thing. It's just, I want to put it -- I want just a little asbestos and then at the end of the holiday on December -- I'll go for January 1st and just set it on fire and it burns out. I just burn everything off the tree.

STU: Yeah, I like that. We had this problem last year because last year we had a real tree and it was really full and we couldn't get it out anywhere in our entire house. Like there was no way we could get it out of the house because we forgot to put the tree bag on it. So there's no way to make it smaller and it was dried out. We kept it out too long. I had to come out with, like, clippers and clip off every branch of the tree, put them in a bag and then take out just the --

GLENN: See, that's just not -- but then what happens is you end up putting -- you end up doing the same thing with a fake tree except you put it in a box that now has been, you know, the same box for four years. So it's all busted and taped and ripped and everything else and it doesn't hold it in. Then you get so frustrated. Maybe I'm just speaking for me. You get so frustrated that you're jumping up and down on the tree and then you break some of the limbs and then the next year when you undo it, then your wife says, how did these limbs get broken? And you say, I don't know, maybe the dog was jumping on it. I'm not sure.

And now the kids are, you know, -- quite honestly our tree looks like it's been decorated by Corky, it does. Because it's like at the top of it is like everything breakable and then the bottom is like all Nerf ornaments and the very bottom is anything that doesn't look like food to my German Shepherd. So it's like three zones. It's like for the adults, for the kids, for the dog. It's not good. It's not a pretty scene. And then I don't have anybody else in the neighborhood to put me in the mood. So I -- Santos Claus, where are you?


Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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