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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck


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GLENN: (Arguing with Idiots) officially launches next Tuesday. But it's, I think it's the best book that we have written, the funniest book that we have ever done, the one that has the best research done. It took us over a year to do this and it has 25 pages of fine print footnotes so you can do all your own research, see exactly where we got everything. And Stu, you were part of the research team that did everything, you and Joe and Kevin and we had a couple of other people. We threw out ‑‑ correct me if I'm wrong. We threw out anything that we found that was all sketchy. If you couldn't say, no, this is a rock solid fact.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: We wouldn't put it in.

STU: Yeah, a lot of times you'll see things recorded on sources you don't necessarily trust and it's going through and finding where they got it from, then finding where they got it from and going through a chain of six or seven things and finally tracking it down to what's really accurate.

GLENN: The reason why we did it is because you are going to love it. There's stuff on there ‑‑ we went to the experts on 12 different arguments and we said, okay, help us with these arguments. Because this is what you're ‑‑ you know, for instance, you know, you talk about energy and your boneheaded friend says something like...

PAT: Yeah, you right‑wingers are always talking about supply and demand but yet you won't recognize that people are demanding hybrid cars.

GLENN: They are?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Because if that's true, they should start telling somebody about it, you are right. The first place they should start talking ‑‑ you know, they should start calling the car companies. Last year when gas prices hit their all‑time highs at over $4 a gallon, of the top ten best selling cars of 2008, exactly none of them were hybrids. Not even the hero of the environmental universe, the Toyota Prius.

PAT: What about cars like the Honda Civic and the Toyota Camry? They have hybrid versions. I notice you didn't mention that conveniently.

GLENN: That's true. They do have those.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: And what makes that interesting is while they look exactly the same, when faced with a choice between the hybrid and the gas‑powered version, 90% choose the gas‑powered version.

PAT: Anyone could quote numbers and sales figures and factually‑based sentences.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: All the other dirty tricks of the right.

GLENN: Sure.

PAT: But the only reason people aren't choosing the hybrid is because the government isn't giving them incentive to do so.

GLENN: Okay. Well, first of all, the government doesn't have to give people the incentive to buy a Big Mac or an iPod or a magazine with Carrie Underwood on the cover. They just do that because they want to do that. It's what separates a good product from a bad product in our society.

PAT: Yeah, but this is new technology.

GLENN: Like the iPod?

PAT: Mr. Beck, the government needs to help it along. IPod's old.

GLENN: So in other words ‑‑ the iPod's old?

PAT: Old, lots of years old.

GLENN: So by offering tax credits, that's what you're suggesting?

PAT: Exactly, exactly.

GLENN: All right. Like the $3,000 they offer for a purchase of a hybrid or maybe it's the latest $4500 for the Cash For Clunkers.

PAT: You know what? This is so typical of your hate mongering hate mongerness. You just don't want middle class, poor people to have any advantages at all.

GLENN: Thank you for stopping by, Jeremiah Wright.

PAT: With someone who isn't hanging out at your gold plated country club gets a tax credit, you just can't stand it.

GLENN: Okay. So the middle class and poor people? That's who I'm ‑‑

PAT: Right. Exactly right.

GLENN: Do you know that the average household income of a hybrid buyer is over $113,000? That's more than ‑‑ are you listening? That's more than double the ‑‑ see, this is what they do to you. That's more than double the average household, six times the poverty level. Why don't you read just Page 101 of arguing with the idiots. It's the purchase of a hybrid is a better indicator of household wealth ‑‑ are you listening?

PAT: Are you listening?

GLENN: See, this is childish.

PAT: This is childish.

GLENN: On Page 101, the purchase of a hybrid is a...

PAT: (Repeating)

GLENN: Is a better indicator of household wealth than a doctorate degree. I don't even know.

PAT: You're so predictable.

GLENN: Really? Have you read the book?

PAT: You're so predictable.

GLENN: Aren't the tax breaks for the wealthy the exact sort of thing that you're usually infuriated about?

PAT: No actually. I'm usually, I'm usually infuriated ‑‑ I don't even know what I'm going to say.

GLENN: Because you're so predictable!

PAT: I'm usually infuriated about your fat face and its ripples of lard that flap with every word that comes out of your disgusting revolting pie hole!

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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