Glenn Beck: Congress flying in style




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GLENN: Okay, all right. If you have high blood pressure. If you're anybody that, you know, is close to a heart attack or anything, turn the radio off right now because this gives me heart palpitations. Are you ready?

Congress just a few days ago, the house approved $200 million, the house just approved $200 million to buy three Gulf Stream jets to ferry top government officials and members of Congress around. I'm trying to remember, um, how much they praised the auto industry and the CEOs for being responsible with their time by flying in a private jet to come talk to Congress, and then after they excoriated the people in private jets then unbeknownst to you, most likely, they offered a tax credit for anybody who purchased a Gulf Stream or private jet. Did you know that?


Did you know that?

No, I don't think.

GLENN: Did you know that, Stu?

STU: No, I only lease my private jets.

GLENN: I found that out from a pilot who is having his companies that he works for completely destroyed, kind of like the people who are pilots kind of feel a little like I think the board of tourism in Vegas feel right now. Oh, my gosh, thank you so much for that. So they've done everything to badmouth anybody that rides on a private jet and yet, they offer tax breaks if you buy a new private jet. How is that?

What is that?

Is that an indulgence?

Is that what that is?

Is that so you can buy your way into forgiveness, I'm not sure. What is that?

STU: Important people need to get to important places, Glenn

GLENN: I'm glad to know that they're buying the new Gulf Stream 550 which is $65 million apiece.

STU: That's the southwest Air of the private jets.

GLENN: That's the nicest jet made. No, no, it's the nicest jet made.

STU: It doesn't have any options, though?

GLENN: It has all the options. You can buy a jet that's very nice, not quite this size but very close. You can buy one for $20 million. This one is $65 million.

STU: The problem, though

GLENN: You could buy a G5 and don't go for the upgrade of the G550 and you can get it for $55 million

STU: You're putting this crazy analogy together. With private jets, there's no way you can buy them used

GLENN: You can buy them used, in fact, Donald Trump, there's this huge area of the desert that has gigantic, 727s. You can buy a 727 for about, I think don't quote me on this, but I believe about $10 million. You have to renovate it. You probably have to put another $10 million in it to renovate it, but it's sitting right there. There's $20 million for a 727, or you could buy a Gulf Stream 550 for members of Congress at $65 million.

STU: You're, again, missing there's huge holes in your story here.

GLENN: Really?


Really?

STU: Yes, you can buy a $10 million jet but unfortunately there's nobody who is available to work and take a new job to work on a new project like that.

GLENN: No, there's lots of companies that would go ahead and the companies that are begging for business.

STU: You have full employment. There's no way anybody could take

GLENN: No, I don't know if you know this. For instance, I think it was in Ohio, they've been hiring or is it Wisconsin, where they've been hiring people with stimulus money and the jobs only last five days. How many?

Was that in Oregon?

Yeah, they last only five days and you know, the representatives in Oregon said nobody thought that you could get more than five days' worth of work for this money. Oh, you're right. Why would we create a job that would last more than five days?

If we could just create a job let's say we could create 100 people. We could create a job for 100 people. Hang on. We have cast Sustine as a czar. That sounded like a statement, but maybe that's an idea. How about we just create people?

Yeah, if we create people and then give them something to put in their engine that makes their engine not run, we could crush the old people, sell them as food to China. Voice: it's people. Soilent green is made out of people!

Soilent green is people!

GLENN: That's not a bad idea. Would somebody write that down for me?


Write that down. Let's just get people and send to Kass Sustine. He's the regulatory czar. I forget what czar he is. I love him. He's great. Anyway so what we do is we create jobs. In fact, we should create a bunch of new green jobs. If we could get new green jobs. Who do we know over the green jobs?

Voice: HO, HO, green job czar.

GLENN: We get Vann Jones, the devout communist, we get him to create a bunch of jobs that only last five days. Let's do this with 5,000 people. Five days, you lose your job and then create new jobs. We take those same thousand people and employ them for another five days and now we just created 2,000 jobs. If we did that once a week, new jobs every week, we could take the same thousand people and claim that we have created 52,000 jobs. That's fantastic.

PAT: Genius.

GLENN: Wait a minute. What if we say those thousand people are only working for one day. We could create 365,000 new jobs. My, my, I mean

VOICE: HO, HO, HO, green job czar!

GLENN: I'm thinking, okay. Next thing you know I will be working for the Obama administration, you know, making people into soilent green. What? That's an idea! Why the hate?

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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