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GLENN: Arguing With Idiots. You know, I really got to learn the name of this damn book.

PAT: That would be good.

STU: Arguing With Idiots.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? Once you see the cover of this book, you don't have to we are about the name. Somebody said to me ‑‑ they actually didn't say to me. They said to one of the ‑‑ the book editor said that he was talking to somebody and they were like, oh, my gosh! They are going to rip this cover apart! Look at ‑‑ why would he do that? Why would Glenn pose like that? That will be ‑‑ they will show that cover on every TV station and magazine and everything.

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: Over and over again.

PAT: Don't do that, please!

GLENN: I hate that. I hate that.

PAT: Bad to see it on ‑‑

GLENN: You really don't even have to worry about the names. You really don't even have to worry about the names. Arguing With Idiots, new book, comes out September 22nd. Arm you with the facts. In fact, there are 25 pages of fine print footnotes at the end of the book because I learned from the last book we did that, you know, your kids will take this and they will take these facts, or you will be quoting. There's so many facts there. You are going to be quoting them to your friends, and the last thing you want to do is when they say, "Where did you get that fact?" Say "Glenn Beck." So we gave you all the footnotes so we can do your own research so you can quote the New York Times.

All right. This is going to enable you to win the arguments that you find yourself in inevitably when your idiot friend says something like...

PAT: Yeah, Mr. Beck, can you hear me?

GLENN: You are sitting right next to me. Yes, I can hear you. Of course I can.

PAT: Well, I was listening to your show. Hello?

GLENN: Yes, you're there.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Go ahead. You're in the room. I don't know if you ‑‑

PAT: Oh. Well, yeah, okay. Well, anyway.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I'm detecting that, you know, you are doing your usual nasty sarcastic blowhard routine today; am I right?

GLENN: No, no. I mean, what are you talking about specifically?

PAT: Well, as if you didn't know. Barack Obama's latest genius move when you are not even talking about.

GLENN: What is that?

PAT: Ben Bernanke. He's done such a wonderful job overseeing and fixing the worst economy since the Black Plague of the early 15th century. He is continuing now as Federal Reserve chairman. I've noticed you've conveniently not talked about this brilliant move on the part of the president.

GLENN: Yeah, are you saying that Ben Bernanke's fixed this economy?

PAT: Oh, as if you didn't know that. Are you this stupid? Are you that blind? Is there a panful of pork chops blocking your view this morning?

GLENN: I mean, is this really necessary? I mean, tell me exactly how Ben Bernanke has fixed the economy.

PAT: All right. Let me talk super slowly so you can understand.

GLENN: Is this Bill Maher?

PAT: We have an incredibly low unemployment rate of 9 1/2% or so right now.

GLENN: I can't wait until some idiot makes this one. Really? 9.5%, that's a low unemployment rate, huh?

PAT: You know it is, Mr. Beck. Don't pretend. Had Ben Bernanke not acted in the masterful way he did, you know this as well as I do, we would have lost about 294 1/2 million jobs. Our unemployment rate would be well over 39% right now.

GLENN: Right, right.

PAT: If you do the math.

GLENN: Why are we even talking about unemployment? What does a Fed chair have to do with those numbers? How about this one? You know, he's responsible for telling the truth. He lied about not monetizing our debt to congress and nobody's really talked about that. How about the fact that the Fed has spent and lost track of $9 trillion since just last fall? $9 trillion. Is that a job well done?

PAT: Look, if filthy rich cats, fat cats like you would just pay your fair share, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place.

GLENN: See, this is when you'll say, oh, I love that he brought up the fair share thing. As you can see, spelled out right on the top of Page 191 of the new book Arguing With Idiots, the top 1% of wage earners in this country pay 40% of the total tax burden.

PAT: Oh, boohoo, and they have, what, like 99% of the wealth.

GLENN: We can find that on Page 191. Try 18% of the wealth.

PAT: Oh, okay. Let me go to Page 38 billion 329 million of I Hate the Hateful Hate Monger Hater Glenn Beck! He's a big fat lying liar who lies, tub of fat lying dude. Fat, lying...

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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