Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - White House Edition


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


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: That's right, Arguing With Idiots. This is a book where it shows you how to win all of the it is the best book of facts to win the argument of the free market system. You know, that whole freedom thing is a good thing, at least with those of us here on the program. Today a special White House edition of Arguing With Idiots.

PAT: Yeah, I heard your clip of Anita Dunn, the White House official who said Mao was one of her favorite political philosophers.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: But what you missed, Mr. Fatty Fat Fatso was that she got that from Republican Lee Atwater. Aha! I got you on that one.

GLENN: Yeah. We can't find that. We can't find any record of any Lee Atwater saying anything like that, you know. And I can't say that I'm a Lee Atwater expert here, but I've heard nothing that indicates that Mao was Lee Atwater's favorite political philosopher. You know what I mean? Or one that what did Anita say? One that she turns to most often. I haven't seen anyone produce the evidence that she actually got this from him, but here's the thing. If Chairman Mao was Lee Atwater's favorite political philosopher, then Lee Atwater sucked as well. I don't care about the parties. That's your game, not mine.

PAT: Well, John McCain even quoted Mao in his speech. I didn't hear you complaining about John McCain!

GLENN: Right, right, I've never been on the record complaining about John McCain. But here's the thing and the White House should understand this no one on the planet thinks that quoting someone is the same as naming them as their favorite political philosopher or someone they turn to most often. No one. If the White House believed any of their voters had more than four brain cells, they wouldn't even attempt to try this defense. For example, do you know who does a lot of quoting of Adolf Hitler?

PAT: Who?

GLENN: Holocaust museum. Yeah. But nowhere at the Holocaust museum do they say Adolf Hitler was one of their favorite political philosophers. I think that would be newsworthy if they did.

PAT: Yeah, you won't talk about the comparisons you've made in the past I noticed.

GLENN: The problem here is not making comparisons. You know, your line of attack is totally bizarre and so is the White House. Why would comparing things be controversial? You could fairly describe a good portion of my job as comparing conservatism to liberalism. I think it's quite clear that there's one of them I like and one of them that I don't.

PAT: Well, don't try to change the subject here. You brought Adolf Hitler up and you won't talk about, what you don't talk about ever is the fact that you compared Adolf Hitler to Jesus! You don't even mention that, I noticed.

GLENN: Who's got a blog organization reading my old books? You do. Well, it was as much of a comparison as my last point about Hitler and the Holocaust museum. One use Hitler quotes for good; the other for evil. The point that I illustrated with Hitler and Jesus was that they both stood up and said, "Follow me, I have answers." One used that approach for good: Love one another; the other used it for evil: Kill all the Jews. But the larger point here is we've come to a time where the White House is comfortable citing Mao, a man responsible for the deaths of 70 million people as their favorite philosopher and the person they turn to most often, while we're supposed to feel bad about citing Jesus for any reason whatsoever. Well, guess what.

PAT: What?

GLENN: Jesus is one of my favorite philosophers. The guy I turn to most often. In fact, in the countdown, he comes in all the way at number one. And I don't apologize for it. I don't need a communications department to make excuses for it, either.

PAT: I knew it! This is all about your religious zealotry. Guess what? You forgot one thing about the Bible.

GLENN: Yeah? What's that?

PAT: Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins! That's what!

VOICE: Arguing With Idiots, available at bookstores everywhere or order now at GlennBeck.com/bookczar.


 

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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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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