Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - Private vs. Public


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


by Glenn Beck


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PAT: Private sector, private sector. You fat conservatives always say that the private sector does everything better than the public sector. Why?

GLENN: Well, let's take Hurricane Katrina, shall we? As I'm sure you read on Page 6 of Arguing With Idiots, in January of 2006 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin announced 314 new public projects as part of his rebuilding effort after Katrina. Over 2 1/2 years, six of them were complete.

PAT: Oh, sure. Just focus on a convenient 314 examples. That doesn't prove that the private sector could have done any better.

GLENN: Well, Wal-Mart had 126 of their stores damaged in the hurricane, 110 of them were up and running within 10 days.

PAT: Big deal. So you have 314 examples of this and 126 examples of that. But are you really trying to claim that government shouldn't help during a natural disaster to get people back on their feet? Is that what you're saying?

GLENN: You mean like help during a terrible flood or something?

PAT: Yes, exactly.

GLENN: Like in Johnstown, Pennsylvania?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Water levels rose 14 feet, dozens of buildings were destroyed?

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Two dozen people were killed.

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: Place was wiped out. Government stepped in with a small 10% tax on alcohol sales just until will they got back on their feet.

PAT: See? That's exactly what I'm talking about.

GLENN: I know it is. That's the problem. The flood happened in 1936. The tax is still active today.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yes. And it gets worse.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yes. The tax is no longer 10%. They've actually raised the tax twice since, even though the flood happened in 1936. They raised it twice. It's now 18% and still going strong.

PAT: Oh, really? Well, if they were smart, they would just start up a new tax on motes reel a State of Texas. Just the amount you could fund on a Friday night could fund every government program for the next millennium, you deep fried...

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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