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

by Glenn Beck

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GLENN: That's right, Arguing With Idiots comes out today. The best book that we have ever done, and we're currently being beaten on by Ted Kennedy's book.

PAT: Please don't let that happen. That can't happen.

GLENN: No, he's the lion. He's the liberal lion.

PAT: Can't happen. Please don't let that happen. He didn't even write it, did he? I don't think he wrote it.

STU: It's a memoir, right?

GLENN: It's a memoir. I mean, it's like his last words coming out. I mean

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Don't let him win this one last battle.

GLENN: That's just rude. That's just rude. All right. Arguing With Idiots, this is for your idiot friend when he comes over and he says something like this.

PAT: I guess you're one of those crazies that were opposing the president's speech to schoolchildren, weren't you? Then it turned out to be nothing but stay in school, you paranoid freak.

GLENN: Really? First of all, I came out on the air and I said I've read the president's speech; I didn't think it was that bad. But I was paranoid, really?

PAT: Really.

GLENN: Because the reason that conservatives were worked up over the speech wasn't about staying in school but rather than the initial plan by the education department to have students draft letters discussing, quote, what they can do to help the president, end quote.

PAT: Oh, big deal. Quick letter about helping the country. Oh, no. Communism is on the rise!

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Run for your lives!

GLENN: Not helping the country. Helping the president. And not a quick letter but a letter that would, quote, be collected and redistributed in an appropriate later date by the teacher to make the students accountable to their goals, end quote.

PAT: So what. You know what teaches? Penmanship. And anyway, they cancelled that lesson plan.

GLENN: Right, right. They said it wasn't artfully worded. But they only did that after us paranoid conservatives said something about it. Only after that, you know, the speech and lesson combo became so innocuous.

PAT: Whoa, big word there. Luckily you stayed in school. At least through, what, fourth grade? I noticed you shut up after that. Where are those big plans of the administration assaulting schools with all their crazy liberal rhetoric now? You know where? Nowhere. Because it doesn't exist.

GLENN: Really? That's interesting. Because the EPA just announced plans listen to this, gang the EPA just announced plans to stop by and teach your kids their cute little message about energy efficiency and climate change. But don't worry. They're only planning to go to 6,000 schools to promote their "Go green" nights and, quote, help families learn about energy efficient changes that they can make in their own homes and schools to save energy and help fight climate change.

PAT: Seriously?


PAT: 6,000 schools?

GLENN: Yes. All the while the energy secretary Steven Chu says, quote, the American public, just like your teenage kids, aren't acting in a way that they should act. By not saving enough energy. And, oh, by the way, at the same time the energy department was failing on their own internal audits on energy use. They're overusing air conditioning and heating to the tune of $11 million per year.

PAT: It doesn't matter. The government wouldn't have to go to teach kids about climate change if we just spend some money trying to educate them in the first place.

PAT: Oh, my goodness. You should look at Page 72 of Arguing With Idiots. I mean, if you did, you'd know the story of New York and Utah.

PAT: I already know that story.

GLENN: You do?

PAT: One is a glorious blue state that takes education seriously. And the other is an evil rightwing red state where the kids are homeschooled, can barely count to 5 by the time they're 30. Am I right?

GLENN: No, no. Sorry, no.

PAT: I know that story.

GLENN: No, uh uh, this is the story. New York spends the most money per student and Utah spends the least per student in America. Yet the math and reading scores are basically identical despite an almost $10,000 per student difference.

PAT: I heard what you just said.

GLENN: Did you?

PAT: Quote, quote: Almost $10,000. That means it was less. Conservative lies. I can't wait to hear the next one, like when you say your weight is almost 10,000 pounds when we all know it's much, much, much, much, much, much lower, way, way, way.

GLENN: I'm telling you, the energy secretary, the American public, just like your teenage kids, aren't acting in a way they should act. The American public has to understand in their core how important this issue is. And so they are going to go cross country, 6,000 schools. That is phenomenal to me. That is phenomenal to me. Again that's Cass Sunstein that's going to nudge you, just nudge you a little bit. That's what's happening with the NEA and the art. Wait until you see the latest on the art. Tonight I'm going to go back to the chalkboard and you are going to see a couple of things that will amaze you. It is all coming together. We have the pieces and we're putting them together. I will tell you that there are forces that want to shut down the Internet. There are forces that want to shut down talk radio. This isn't some sort of empty claim. Do you have the new quotes from Scott Baker at Breitbart yet? Are they up yet? Scott Baker is going to be on with us today, if we see if we can get him to play this audio. Or do we have the audio? You need to hear the you need to hear the audio of our new FCC diversity czar, Mark Lloyd. He says affirmative action, quoting, largely benefitted white women and that restrictions on affirmative action in the Nineties were driven by a feeling that, quote, blacks had already gotten enough, end quote. To get to diversity, we must ask ourselves, this according to our new FCC czar, quote: Who is going to step down so someone else can have the power, quote. How about this? Mark Lloyd. Quote: There are a few things that I think are more frightening in the American mind than dark skinned black men. Here I am, end quote. How about this one? Quote: What we're really saying is the Fairness Doctrine isn't enough. End quote.

PAT: How about this one. Quote: Shut up, unquote.

GLENN: Well, I got that one. I have that one. How about this: Humana has put out a mailer. It focused on Medicare Advantage program. This is what it said in the mailer. Quote: While these programs need to be made more efficient, if the proposed funding cut levels become law, millions of seniors and disabled individuals could lose many of the important benefits and services that make Medicare advantage health plans so valuable. From the L.A. Times today on that mailer, the Obama administration warned insurance companies like Humana that they face possible legal action for allegedly trying to scare seniors with misleading information about the potential for lost benefits under healthcare legislation in congress.

STU: Is scaring a crime? Is it?

PAT: It's starting to be.

GLENN: How about political freedom of speech?

STU: I thought that was covered by some

GLENN: You now have the United States government coming out and saying you cannot put that speech out.

STU: You can't criticize the president's policy. Period.

GLENN: America

STU: Open an investigation? Wow.

GLENN: America, you must learn these things because I'm telling you, voices will be snuffed out. You I've been saying it for a year. You must know that a time may come where you may be the only voice you know or others can hear on the truth. You must have these things. You must search for them. You must print them out and keep them. You must know the truth. You must know the connections. The connections that we drew last night on the TV show and the connections that we're going to draw tonight on the TV show are astonishing. And those with eyes will not see. Those with ears will not hear. I make you the promise that the opposite is the true is true. There are those with eyes that will see. There are those with ears that are hearing. If it is you, you focus on the truth. You question with boldness. You focus on the truth and you hold onto it and then you speak without fear.

PAT: Quote: Shut up!

The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain how diesel supply shortages will affect all of us:

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