Glenn will cause...genocide?



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MIDLER: I don't think he's funny even a little bit. I've never had a laugh at Glenn Beck. In fact, I find him terrifying. I find him terrifying. He's like an old school demagogue and it's really frightening.

PAT: I like it when demagogues kick at old school. That's my favorite demagoguery.

GLENN: I'm not just an old school demagogue. What could I possibly do with my demagoguery?

MIDLER: If you look around at the rest of the world and what kind of behavior has done in Rwanda where the demagogues got on the radio and fermented all that hate between the Tootsies and the Hutus and the devastation that happened from that. I mean, it's terrifying.

GLENN: So wait, wait, wait: So I am going to cause a Rwanda-like genocide.

PAT: With your hatred.

GLENN: A Rwanda type genocide.

STU: And you can tell that she knows exactly what caused that by her knowledge of the hootsies and the Hutus and not even knowing the two names. You can tell that she's really in-depth in her understanding of Rwanda.

GLENN: You know what, you don't need to go there. She may know. She might have just forgot. I mean, I might have -- Hutus and Jiu-Jitsus. I mean, yeah, you can easily know it and then not, you know, remember that part of it. You don't need to go there. But is what she's saying -- see, we didn't even get into the Patrick -- we've got to get into the rest of what Patrick Kennedy said yesterday. What Patrick Kennedy --

PAT: Yeah, there's so much.

GLENN: What Patrick Kennedy said was we put people in jail for -- for hurting our republic all around the world. We should put people in jail for their rhetoric, Patrick Kennedy?

PAT: That's what he seemed to be alluding to, yeah.

GLENN: Sure seemed like it to me.

PAT: Yeah, he did.

GLENN: Now, why not put people in jail if their words are going to cause a Rwanda-like genocide here in America?

PAT: That is so incomprehensible, irresponsible.

GLENN: Who is it that is going to be on the receiving end of my genocidal demagoguery? Who is it?

STU: And you were worried about who -- you know, them talking too much about you or whatever. But really this has nothing to do with you.

GLENN: No, it doesn't.

PAT: That's right.

STU: It has to do with the people who listen to the program have conservative views that they think are a threat to their power.

GLENN: It is all about the tea parties. And wait until you hear, wait until you hear what she says about freedom of speech. It is so telling. We'll do that next.

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GLENN: The very unfunny self-proclaimed comedienne Joy Behar on The View yesterday with Bette Midler.

BEHAR: But, you know, someone like Glenn Beck has made gazillions of dollars because he's out there being sort of hateful in many ways. He calls himself a clown and a comedian. Do you think he's funny?

MIDLER: I don't think he's funny even a little bit. I've never had a laugh with Glenn Beck. In fact, I find him terrifying.

BEHAR: You do?

MIDLER: I find him terrifying. He is like an old school demagogue and it's really frightening because if you really, if you look around at the rest of the world and what this kind of behavior has done like in Rwanda.

BEHAR: Yeah.

MIDLER: Where the demagogues got on the radio and started, fermented all that hate between the Tootsies and the Hutus and the devastation that happened from that. I mean, it's terrifying. And that could happen, you know. You could turn on a dime. That could happen here.

BEHAR: Well, we have free speech here and everything he says we can say something else.

MIDLER: I don't think hate speech should be so free. I'm not for --

GLENN: Listen to this.

MIDLER: -- censorship but I also feel like you are a human being.

BEHAR: I mean, but you can't stop people from hate speech because they have the right to say it. It's the First Amendment.

MIDLER: I think the people who are educated to be civil are civil. That's all there is to it. People who are not educated in any way, are just a little on the barbaric side, what can you do? But that's the fault of the education system.

PAT: What a strong stand for free speech.

GLENN: Free speech, yeah.

PAT: Whoa.

GLENN: Those who are not educated in any way, that would be me. Don't really have a right to speak.

PAT: You need to be educated.

STU: Unbelievable.

GLENN: This is the progressive movement. This is what it is. This is why the media and now congress, they don't listen to you. Because you are just not smart enough.

STU: Isn't this really, though, more of just a couple of dumb celebrities?

GLENN: No, no, no.

STU: This is the progressive movement or this is a couple of dumb idiots?

GLENN: This is a progressive -- it is a couple of dumb idiots, and Bette Midler is right. It is the educational system that has brought them to this progressive movement.

STU: Right.

GLENN: This is the kind of thinking that leads to genocide. This is the kind of -- at least it has historically. At least with eugenics. First it starts with, well, we can breed a better person. And then you get people like Cass Sunstein or John Holdren to fix up the experiments. Let's go ahead and try to breed the perfect person. Then when that doesn't work, maybe we should exterminate those who are just not right. That's the way it happens.

STU: Isn't their case essentially against the tea party movement and you specifically is that you're creating fear so that people might act out? Then at the same point he's accusing you of genocide.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: She's saying the other side is going to cause a genocide.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Which would be the exact same thing of fear mongering to your audience.

GLENN: Let me ask you this: Are you -- do you think that maybe someone in the media might point out if anyone in the Bush administration would have said, "You know, you're causing, you're going to get Dick Cheney killed. You're going to get him killed. You're going to get George Bush killed." Do you think anybody in the media would have said that that was fear mongering, that that was irresponsible? And yet every politician is saying those things, every single one: I thought we were going to live in a community that wasn't based in fear. Why are they doing that? To whip up their base, to be able to say these people want to kill people. I don't know anybody that wants that to happen. I don't know anybody that even would tolerate that. I don't know anybody that would even tolerate that as a joke. Do you?

PAT: Absolutely not.

GLENN: Do you?

STU: No.

GLENN: Not even as a joke. So why is that? Are they trying to whip up fear? Are they trying to do what has happened, what has brought us here? Having the two parties teach us to hate each other. The answer is yes. Because as long as the Democrats hate the Republicans and the Republicans hate the Democrats, well, then we can't solve anything. And they can get -- one will get into the power and then the next will get into power and then the next will get into power. The next is not the parties. The answer are the individual Americans. The answer are the facts, the facts. That's what you argue.

STU: The bottom line is we can sit here and argue which speech is right and which speech is wrong, but we can all agree that at her age, Bette Midler should not be singing boogie-woogie bugle boy anymore. That is a horrific affront to our democracy and she should not do it anymore. Stop it!

PAT: How about this one?

STU: Stop it!

MIDLER: You are the wind beneath my wings.

PAT: This should never be played on the radio, this should never be sung live.

STU: No more.

PAT: In Memorex, in person, not in person, never.

GLENN: That is beautiful, beautiful stuff. And the two of them getting together, oh, the joy that Joy can bring, seriously.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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