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


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Let me switch gears here and ask am I the only one that didn't know scoring a host city for the Olympic games is to the left, the liberal left in this country the quintessential American patriot's dream? Am I the only one that didn't know that to be like Ben Franklin you have to hope that we get the Olympics? To Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and Oprah and Harry Reid and James Carville, just to name a few, a badminton match held between Chicago's United Center between Romania and Niger followed by the race walking quarterfinals with Sweden, Finland, Botswana and outer Mongolia trying to make the semi final heat in a new Olympic race walking oval built somewhere in the loop that was on land purchased by a friend of Obama would have been almost as rapturous to them as adding a second Bill of Rights. That's how committed these competition minded USA Olympic cheerleaders have always been. They love competition. Who do they think they're fooling? This is yet another unbelievably hypocritical attack on all those who haven't jumped on the hope and change bandwagon. You better get off the damn bandwagon, gang. Now they have even found a way to make the Olympics political.

Last night I damn near snapped. When Harry Reid joined the fray yesterday with this insightful comment.

REID: It's the same minority, Mr. President, this is really hard to comprehend. The same minority who happily pumped one fist which Chicago, when America lost its bid to host the Olympics. They were cheering we saw it on television because we lost the Olympics. But they shake the other fists at those that slander us as unpatriotic.

GLENN: That's amazing. We saw it on television. Gee, Harry, who was doing that on television? I'm not even sure what he was trying to say there, but that might be because I'm still reeling from his announcement that we didn't lose the Olympic bid. We lost the Iraqi war.

REID: This war's lost. The surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence.

GLENN: Now, I realize that Senator Reed has a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth and sounding like a total idiot.

REID: My staff has always said don't say this, but I'm going to say it again because it's so descriptive because it's true. Leader Boehner mentioned that tourists lined up in summer and winter, long lines coming into the capitol. In the summertime, because the high humidity and how hot it gets here, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the capitol.

GLENN: Oh, hate to have riffraff, Harry. And then like Socrates, musing, wondering, asking questions: Gee, what could it be? What is the answer? He mused on the voluntary nature of the mandatory income tax system.

REID: Our system of government is a voluntary tax system.

VOICE: Oh, if you don't want to pay your taxes, you don't have to?

REID: Of course you have to pay your taxes.

VOICE: Well, then government will force you to pay or they will fine you or imprison you, will they not?

REID: We have a voluntary system. The fact of the matter is that if when you pay your taxes see, in many other countries it's not voluntary. For example, in many countries the government makes sure that your employer takes out every penny. Many countries don't file income tax returns.

VOICE: We have withholding here, too, don't we?

GLENN: What a dope. I was also fascinated at the fiery display of Olympic patriotism from the space alien I like to call James Carville who was very, very disgusted that I wasn't all broken up over the president's failed attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago.

CARVILLE: He's a blatant hypocrite. Here's somebody that sits on his show and weeping about how much he loves America and the 5,000 Year Leap and then he's absolutely giddy when his country doesn't get the Olympics. And this is I'll tell you another thing about Glenn Beck. He wouldn't know the difference between a football bat and a hockey court.

GLENN: I guess I'm not supposed to recall that on the morning of September 11th, 2001, just minutes before he learned of the terror attacks on America, Carville told a group of Washington reporters that he was, quote, hoping for President Bush to fail, telling them, quote, I certainly hope he doesn't succeed. He didn't have a problem with what Rush Limbaugh said, did he? Not James Carville, on September 11th, 2001 saying, I certainly hope the president doesn't succeed. Because that would be hypocritical, wouldn't it, James? Hoping the president doesn't succeed? Or hoping an Olympic bid fails. Gee, James, I don't know. Who's the hypocrite here? The left has piled hypocrisy high lately. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lately broke down just thinking about all of the mean rhetoric on the healthcare debate.

PELOSI: I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw, I saw this myself in the late Seventies in San Francisco, this kind of rhetoric. It was very frightening and it gave

GLENN: It was very, very frightening. It was very it's got to stop. We've got to stop! We can't be doing these kinds of things. And then she totally excused the incendiary rhetoric spewed by one of her own, Congressman Alan Grayson.

GRAYSON: If you get sick in America, this is what the Republicans want you to do: Die quickly. Apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this Holocaust in America.

GLENN: But she didn't have a problem with that. No, no, that's political speech. The Republicans are causing a Holocaust. No, no, that's fine. That's just political speech. Hey, did somebody say you lie? I'm sorry, Nancy. I'm sorry.

James Carville was right about one thing: I don't know a football bat from a hockey court. If you've listened to this show longer than 15 minutes, you know it. I've never pretended to be otherwise. I'm not into sports. I really don't care about the Olympic games, in any country. Oh, I'm a red blooded American. Sure, I remember when we used to have an enemy. When we used to have the Russians, I used to root for us all the time. Going up against the Russians? You bet. As soon as this country has an Olympic games where we're going up against another enemy, oh, I don't know, like the Washington Senators, you let me know. I'll be there rooting for America. Once the games are on, I want us as the United States to rack up more medals than every other country on Earth combined. But seriously, how many of us TiVo the network coverage of the Romanian synchronized swimming team going for the bronze? My problem with the games potentially coming to Chicago was corruption. I know. It's hard to believe there might be some corruption in Chicago. You'd think all of the corruption was at ACORN and the headquarters of SEIU and New Orleans, but I hear, pray tell, corruption in Chicago? It was also about spending, spending money we don't have. Oh, and a little thing we used to call priorities. Nothing makes sense in this country anymore if you talk to anybody who has any kind of power. It doesn't make sense, especially for the president to be involved like he was. And for all these leftists to suddenly feign some wild patriotic flag waving fervor over the Olympics is just about as disingenuous as it gets, and I think I'm going to vomit on somebody's shoe. Michael Moore, step to the plate. Weren't these the same people who are now just rooting for the competition of the game, to come to Chicago? Aren't these the same people who decided it was too threatening to keep score in little league baseball or soccer? I wonder if Nancy Pelosi remembers all of those horrible feelings, the rhetoric that is shouted from the ball games. Little Billy's feelings might get hurt if he actually had to learn how to handle defeat. If little Billy actually had to learn what was necessary to win next time.

There is a movement sweeping across the nation where in soccer leagues parents aren't even allowed now to cheer in their kids' matches. I'd like to remind them, go to hell. These are the same people who decided that when scores were kept, their little darling could lose every single game they ever played and at the end of the season they would still receive a participation trophy. I'm sorry, but what precious metal is the participation medal in the Olympic games? Will Bulgaria's Stephen Sissyton be awarded a competition medal for finishing 14th in the 100 meter dash? What about poor Stephen Sissyton? No, there are no medals there. But this is who they are. And the lack of pushing our kids, the lack of telling them, "Hey, get off your butt. The lack of telling them that, you know what, sometimes you lose. Teaching them that "every score is always tied, everybody's a winner" has gotten us here. But that's what these progressives do. There are those who insisted on rewarding game balls for everybody after little league baseball games. Not to look for the most valuable player after the game. No, no, no. Instead every player is a valuable player no matter how crappy they are. Bobby, great job. Sure, you're a crappy player, but we'll never say that. You struck out six times today, but you almost fouled one off the third inning. Oh, way to go. Didn't Bobby do great, everybody? Oh, he's fantastic. No! Bobby stinks at baseball! And he will never be good if he doesn't learn what he needs to learn and that is life isn't fair. Sometimes you stink. Sometimes you are not meant to play baseball. Sometimes you are meant to play a different position. Sometimes you are meant to be an artist. Sometimes you might be a garbage man. But whatever it is in life, you can be the best that you can be in your related field. Not everybody has equal talent. Not everyone has equal rewards. There's no such thing as equal score. Even God keeps count. These are the geniuses who realize that red ink was too intimidating on school papers. Oh, my gosh, it's going to hurt their feelings and then they are going to run out and they will play dodge ball? That's so dangerous! Tag! Tag! It could hurt! It could kill! It could maim! And now? Now we're expected to believe that they, they are all about the thrill of victory and the agony of... defeat? What? The human drama of athletic competition. Yeah, that's what they're all about. And if you believe that, I have a football bat to sell you that you can use in your very own hockey court.


 

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.