Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - fear mongering


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GLENN: That's right. Our book comes out September 22nd, Arguing With Idiots. Best book we've ever done. By the way, front page of the Drudge Report? New York Times which uses opaque algorithms to rank its best seller ‑‑ let me see. Let me go to the top of this here. Conservatives are resuming their historically dominant position atop New York Times and Amazon.com best seller list, a short hiatus that coincided not coincidentally with George W. Bush's tenure in the White House. While the mainstream media raved about the new era of leftist intellectual supremacy during the liberal sentence to the best seller list, the return of conservative books on the top of those lists seems to be going unnoticed. Amazon, which unlike the New York Times, ranks books according to the number of actual copies sold shows Glenn Beck's Common Sense rounding out the top this year with Michelle Malkin's Culture of Corruption coming in a close second, Ron Paul's End of the Fed comes in at number 7. Mark Levine's Liberty and Tyranny is at number 9. Number 22 is Dick Morris and catastrophe which, blah, blah‑blah, blah‑blah, blah‑blah. So looks like some conservative books are selling. That's weird. I thought we didn't read. We don't read; you know what I'm saying? We don't know how to read. In this new book Argument With Idiots, fantastic, we will arm you with the facts, so many facts that there are 25 pages of fine print reference material at the end of the book so you never have to say, I got my fact from Glenn Beck. You'll know exactly where I got the fact. Oh, it's going to make your kids' book reports so easy to do. So when the time comes you'll be ready to say, when some idiot comes up to you and says...

PAT: Well, I see you're up to your usual fear mongering ways again today. Does it make you feel good to scare people over nothing?

GLENN: I don't even know what you're talking about.

PAT: Oh, the same thing you are always talking about, Joe. Or shall I call you Mr. McCarthy. Communists! Oh, the scary Internet shut down. Ooh, the scary end of the world stuff, right, Mr. Joe McCarthy, II? Maybe your chin could be Joe III and your chin's chin could be Joe McCarthy, IV.

GLENN: Okay. So you are telling me that you don't care about an avowed communist advising the president of the United States. You don't mind if the president takes control of the Internet?

PAT: Who wasn't a communist when they were younger? Please. Who wasn't? I mean, you are filled with idealism.

GLENN: Okay, I wasn't. I don't know anybody who was a communist.

PAT: Oh, that's right. I forgot. You are from the land of, everyone looks and thinks exactly like me. It's like the land of Weebles, big, fat, round, white people who wobble but they don't fall down.

GLENN: I don't need everybody to think like me. I just don't know anybody radical enough to be a communist in this country, but the president obviously knows several of them.

PAT: I know it's tough to think of even a penny from your mountains of cash from your greedy capitalist empire going to single poor person of color who was born into enslavement by the Bush administration and because of the Bush/Cheney policies was born without skin. It would be a terrible thing if one penny of your pile of cash went to helping that person get a skin transplant.

GLENN: Wait a minute. First of all, no one was enslaved by the Bush administration. And his policies had nothing to do with skinless people. But I'll say again, there's nothing generous about the government taking my money or anybody else's and giving it to someone else. Charity is if I freely give it to somebody else, which I do.

PAT: Oh, is that what Karl Rove and the Jews told you to say today? In your little upbeat, your little morning meeting that you do?

GLENN: This is really pointless. I mean, you don't mind communists in the government and you don't mind the Internet being shut down.

PAT: Oh, stop with the fear. President Obama's not going to take away your precious Internet nude pictures of full frontal pie from you, okay? Just relax, fatty Fat Fatso.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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