Glenn Beck: Resort getaway courtesy of Social Security?


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GLENN: I don't know about you, but I want to feel secure and I do feel secure. In fact, I feel so secure that I haven't saved a dime in my entire life because I have the ultimate security blanket called Social Security. It is so great, I'm a positive guy, you know. You listen to the show. You know how positive I am on the future. Anyway, I try to avoid all the nay Sayers who are always complaining: Oh, Glenn, in six years Social Security, we'll be paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes. Oh, boohoo, cry me a river. We're going to grow our way out of this. And then the people say, "Oh, the fun will be depleted by 2037." Okay, all right. Sure, it's true, the Social Security trustees are saying the program is broke, quote/unquote. But what do they know, you know? Besides, 2037, do you know how many things we could invent by 2037? That's a long way off. There's plenty of time to fix this and that's exactly what the Social Security Administration is doing. Take, for example, the training conference they just held at a high end Arizona resort. Of course, the rightwing media is going to complain, "Oh, it cost the taxpayers $700,000." Yeah, I know, I know. Yeah, we shouldn't take any spa vacations or have our conferences in resorts, you know. Only a rightwinger that would, you know, be in the Oval Office would say something like that. Then they will also say, "Why do you need..." and I'm not kidding..." to listen to a speech on emotional intelligence. These people are so stupid and emotionally crippled. Don't listen to the complaints. $700,000 of your tax dollars to help out the managers of a failing government I don't even know what you call it. Scam? It's a steal. The 675 managers who attended desperately needed a casino night. They desperately needed dancers and motivational speakers. Their company is losing money! What's a better way to get that cash back than learn from these awesome seminars like Techniques to Empower You: Change the way you relate to your work, change the way you relate to your colleagues, our organizations and our customers. You could go from that, Techniques that Empower You down to Mentoring The Generations. We'll help you engage effectively all across all dimensions of diverse thoughts, diverse ideas, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and diverse values of all generations. My gosh! We are going to fix this Social Security thing really fast. Oh, and then there's the emotional intelligence seminar: Learn to lead from where you stand... or sit with the door closed most often. And focus on a wide array of competencies and skills that drive leadership performance.

Then there's this one: Managing Diverse People: A forum to discuss diversity and management for all employees. And then, Learning at a Higher Level: Join a panel of current senior executive service, SES Career Development Associates and learn what steps they took to prepare themselves for placement in the SES. Of course, they also had the, I hope you made it to the Removing the Barriers. Learn hands on. Problem solving processes that give employees the opportunity to identify areas of conflicts and concerns in the workplace and the options or solutions to address them.

You know what? Let me tell you something. These are wonderful, tender, neato classes that I'm sure all the managers there at the Social Security Administration, they benefitted from them. They're fantastic. I'm happy for them. You know, it's great. There is one class missing that I think that we should make sure is in there in the next manager's spa getaway. I'd like to call this class Addition and Subtraction: A highly trained calculator expert will show you the numbers on a calculator and teach you how to spend less money than you take in.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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