Arguing with Idiots

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

by Glenn Beck

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GLENN: That's right, comes out tomorrow, Arguing With Idiots. It may be have all of our books, well, our recent books, debuted at number one?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: This time it has stiff competition. Remember last year our first nonfiction book, Christmas Sweater, came out and we were concerned because Stephen King had put a book out and that was number one no, I'm sorry.

PAT: Who?

GLENN: We thought it was going to be number one. We beat Stephen King.

PAT: Who?

GLENN: Hmmm?

PAT: Excuse me? Hmmm.

GLENN: But the Ted Kennedy book, the Ted Kennedy book is out now and it's a juggernaut.

STU: Stephen King, that guy from the Eighties.

PAT: Oh, okay. Wrote that thing about a spider or whatever?

GLENN: No, no, the guy who just hates the soldiers, that guy. Remember him?

PAT: I got you.

GLENN: Yeah, all right. So Ted Kennedy's book is a juggernaut. And that's who we're up in competition with.

PAT: Is it really?

GLENN: It is, it is.

PAT: I mean, where? Where is it? Like

GLENN: It's currently beating us on Now, we're not ought until tomorrow.

PAT: Is he out?

GLENN: Yeah, he's out.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: And I saw an hour long interview with the Kennedys last night on Larry King.

PAT: Oh, that was good.

GLENN: You saw it?

PAT: I saw some of it.

GLENN: It was really good.

PAT: It was really, really, really good.

GLENN: And they are saying there's stuff in the book that even the kids didn't know about.

PAT: You just don't know about Ted Kennedy.

GLENN: No, you don't.

PAT: There's some stuff.

GLENN: No, you don't. Comes out tomorrow, available in bookstores everywhere.

PAT: What? The Kennedy book? What are we talking about now?

GLENN: Arguing With Idiots. So when your idiot friend says something like...

PAT: You know what would be nice?

GLENN: What?

PAT: If you could possibly find a way for one second to not hate the poor.

GLENN: So what?

PAT: That would be wonderful.

GLENN: To not

PAT: To not hate the poor. Why can't we just spend more money to win the war on poverty? Why?

PAT: Because it doesn't work.

PAT: What do you mean it doesn't work? You want to explain a little bit?

GLENN: Let's go into the book and let's just look it up here. Here it is: Just throwing money at the problem, not really a way to solve it. For example, in 1968, 13% of the population was poor, so we launched the war on poverty. We've increased spending on social programs now by 400%.

PAT: You see? That's what I'm talking about.

GLENN: Let me finish. It's on Page 7. Arguing With Idiots. After all the increased spending, by 1980, 400% increase on spending.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Poverty rate, still 13%. It's the same number, 13 and 13. Same number.

PAT: Yeah, I

GLENN: Of course, all the money had to come from somewhere. So all those evil rich people in businesses paid extra taxes to a program that we now know doesn't work. Instead of hiring more people and actually bringing people out of poverty.

PAT: Oh, I forgot how much of a friend of the poor you are. Jeez, what was I thinking? You're a regular bloated Mother Teresa, aren't you? All this from a guy who won't even support a hike in the minimum wage.

GLENN: Yeah, that's right. That is me. I am against the minimum wage hike.

PAT: Yeah, I know.

GLENN: Yeah, you know why?

PAT: Why? Why don't you tell me, Mother... Teresa.

GLENN: I don't think you were going to follow that with Teresa.

PAT: In bacon fat.

GLENN: Mother Teresa in bacon fat?

PAT: Bacon fat, yeah.

GLENN: Let me tell you why. Because the minimum wage guarantees higher unemployment and it's a terrible law, especially for the poor. Creating a minimum wage simply means anyone whose services are worth less than the minimum never gets a job. The only way they can get hired is if an employer feels like, you know, he's going to hire people and then also give charity.

PAT: Oh. Well, so minimum wage creates unemployment for the poor?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I laugh at your ridiculous logic. (Laughing).

GLENN: That's the most ridiculous

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: That's the most ridiculous

PAT: Prove it.

GLENN: Okay. The minimum has gone up twice thanks to Nancy Pelosi in the last two years. Young people are the ones most affected by the minimum wage because they're just putting their experience and skill sets together. But how can they get experience when their skills aren't worth the minimum wage? The unemployment rate for those 16 to 24 is now higher, the unemployment rate for those age 16 to 24 now higher than any point since at least 1948. You are not even listening. I mean, how can you argue when you're you don't even have the facts. You won't even listen to the facts.

The teenaged unemployment rate mysteriously skyrocketed since the hikes were put into place, by around 8 points. Are you

PAT: I hear you.

GLENN: It's now around 24%, and 38% for African American teens.

PAT: Oh, that's right. I forgot you're all for full employment for African Americans. It's called indentured servitude, isn't it, Mr. Beck? You're an atrocity of a human being that also happens to be fat! A fat, fat, fatrocity. That's what you are. Fatrocity.

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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:

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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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