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

by Glenn Beck

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GLENN: Hello, capitalists. Arguing With Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. It is the best book we have ever done and, you know, I told you a few months ago and I just haven't had a chance to talk to you about it that we had to get the youth, we must and Stu, are you still working on the documentary hour, the special that we're doing?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: We're doing a special here sometime. I mean, we just have so many, we have so many irons in the fire now. But we're doing something where I want to do a TV special where you can get your kids to sit down and watch it, and it's the truth on communism and Che. They've got to stop wearing the Che stuff. He was a killer. He was a bad guy, and nobody knows that. Nobody is teaching that. You're being spoon fed this nonsense.

So I told you that we needed to get the youth. Well, that's why Arguing With Idiots is written the way it is. Some of the chapters, every single chapter has some of the biggest minds out there and experts on each particular chapter. For instance, Gura helped us with the Second Amendment. He's the guy who argued the Heller case in Washington, D.C. So it is just buttoned up, really good facts. Shows you how to argue, but it is also five color. I mean, it's really, it was a very expensive book to make. It is riddled with ADD and pictures and comedy and everything else because I want you not only to be able to read it and know the arguments so you can argue with the pinheads around you but also so you can give it to your college age kid or even your high school age kid and say, take this. I swear to you this is a textbook. This is something that you can use, and all of the sources are in the back. 25 pages of fine print sources so if you're doing, you know, a paper on something, don't quote me. Don't quote me. Quote the original source, and they're all in the back of Arguing With Idiots. I mean, it is the book, because your friend is going to come up to you and say...

PAT: Yeah. Hey, Mr. "I want the poor to die of heartbreak psoriasis," you are always complaining about debt, but the president promised, he promised that he wouldn't sign a healthcare bill that added a single dime to our deficit.

GLENN: And that is true, and I agree with him. It's going to add tens of trillions of dimes to our deficit.

PAT: Oh, please, please.

GLENN: What?

PAT: You are just saying that because you hate Democrats. What evidence do you have to support that?

GLENN: Well, how about this: When Medicare was being created, they said by 1990 it would cost us $12 billion a year. When 1990 came, it cost us $107 billion. So only about nine times the cost.

PAT: Oh, wow. You can use your calculator. Whew, good. Which by the way is probably powered by clean and efficient solar power. But you're just trying to cover up for the fact that we're cutting programs like crazy for decades because of people like Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich and George W. Bush and Joe Wilson, all those

GLENN: Did you even know who Joe Wilson was two weeks ago? Did you have any idea?

PAT: Not specifically but I know many people named Joe and others by the last name of Wilson. Wilson was the name of that volleyball, that Tom Hanks movie on the island. So don't even start challenging my political knowledge.

GLENN: But let me challenge your math skills. The idea that our government is being cut is about as credible as our healthcare estimates. In 1900 the federal government consumed less than 5% of the total economic output. Gee, 1900, what oh, that's when the progressives started to get into charge with the Republicans and the Democrats. We're up over 28% now, close to six times as much.

PAT: 1900? Oh, I notice you go back to that, that far because you don't want to look at the deep cuts in spending by George W. Bush.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Deep spending.

PAT: His cronies, his ilk.

GLENN: Actually since 1999 the amount government has consumed has risen from 19 to 28%. So that's that doesn't look like a Democratic problem. That looks like a power problem.

PAT: Well, the federal government had to spend more because of the deep cuts at the state and local level.

GLENN: Right, really?

PAT: Yeah, really.

GLENN: Perhaps you should read Page 208 and 209 of Arguing With Idiots because if you did, not only would you know everything else I just told you but you would also know that state and local spending is only up 495% since 1960 in inflation adjusted dollars. From $367 billion to $2.2 trillion.

PAT: A ha! Trillion is not even a real word. You are just making this up.

GLENN: What?

PAT: Well, I can do that, too. Your cholesterol level is up a zillion billion kazillion quintillion fatillion times.

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If there is any doubt about the radical agenda in our school systems, this California teacher just put that to bed. She asked to remain anonymous and courageously agreed to join Glenn on radio Wednesday and provided a document all about the mandatory training the teachers in her school district all had to complete.

They are not required to implement the training in actual curriculum but they are encouraged to talk to their kids about it. She asked colleagues what they thought about the training and many said that it was not sitting right with them but maybe it was because they had racist tendencies themselves.

Read the full document here:

Howtotalkabout race.pdf

Here's how the conversation went:

Teacher Speaks Out | Five OUTRAGEOUS "Critical Race Theory" Lessons Unions Want to Teach your Kids

Once again, the media has failed to carry out even the most cursory investigation when it comes to allegations against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). But investigative journalist David Steinberg has been piecing together "32 new, verifiable, archived pieces of evidence" that indicate Omar conducted the "most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history."

Steinberg joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail how the pieces fit together in his latest report available on

"It's over," Steinberg told Glenn. "There's really nothing left. It's all ... the publicly available documentation that anyone would need to be convinced that, for eight years, [Omar] married her brother to commit immigration fraud. And this marriage fraud also was in the service of education fraud/student loan fraud. And along the line, we have evidence, that she filed at least two years of fraudulent tax returns, possibly eight [years]. We have evidence that she perjured herself eight times during her 2017 divorce from this man. And along the way, of course, we know she was living in public housing. We also know she was likely receiving subsidized child care.

"Essentially, almost everything she put her name on for eight years was perjury or fraud. And it all adds up to likely the most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history. I really have no other way to put it. That's how big this is."

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The extreme-left idea that gender is "fluid" is a complete denial of science, according to sex researcher and neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh.

Dr. Soh joined Glenn Beck on his latest podcast to talk about her new book, "THE END OF GENDER: Debunking the Myths about Sex & Identity in Our Society" and to offer a hard dose of objective truth about gender and sexual orientation based on scientific facts.

She also explained why she had to leave academia to be able to speak freely about sex and identity, and how — despite being a liberal — the far-left is actively trying to cancel her for saying there are biological differences between men and women.

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode of the "Glenn Beck Podcast with Dr. Debra Soh here.

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In February 2020, Glenn Beck and his research team uncovered an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering scheme which lead to a missing $1.8 billion in U.S. aid sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration, all of which pointed to Igor Kolomoisky, the corrupt Ukrainian billionaire at the center of it all.

If you missed Glenn's February special, "Ukraine: The Final Piece," you can find it here.

This week, the FBI raided the offices of U.S. companies owned by Kolomoisky in Cleveland and Miami. Additionally, the Department of Justice accused the Ukrainian oligarch of stealing billions of dollars from PrivatBank and then laundering the money through a network of companies all over the world. Kolomoisky and partner, Hennadiy Boholyubov, owned PrivatBank until December 2016, when Ukraine nationalized the bank because billions of dollars had gone missing.

Kolomoisky has ties to the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, former Burisma board member Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose phone call with President Donald Trump was central to the Democrats' now-failed impeachment attempt.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn spoke with chief researcher Jason Buttrill about these latest developments.

"Yeah, $1.8 billion of [taxpayer] money that just vanished has now been found, or at least part of it, in Miami and Cleveland," Glenn said.

"I can't believe it's taken this long," Jason responded. "You said in February that [Kolomoisky] was the key to finding out where the money went. And we're talking about $1.8 billion dollars — $1.8 billion! That could finance a small war."

"That money went to PrivatBank — that's Kolomoisky's bank," he continued. "It was later nationalized after they found out all this money was mysteriously going missing. But it went through a bank in Cypress then, poof, it was laundered all over the world. [...] We also showed, in one of the previous shows, that there were wire transfers going from Burisma, which Kolomoisky is the managing principal of, to Hunter Biden."

Glenn and Jason also talked about recent reports from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleging ties between American revolutionaries, such as Antifa, and Marxist terrorists in Syria, which BlazeTV exposed back in June. Find out more here.

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