Glenn Beck: Thank a Veteran

Glenn: There is there is of course, Veterans Day that is happening today, has been so lost in the the President still looking at all of the options for Afghanistan. I have a hard time remembering the veterans that have passed and just trying to concentrate on the veterans that are currently serving, those who are currently facing danger. Thank you, all the veterans. Last night I was I'm deciding if I want to share this. Last night I was in the hospital and I was having more testing done and I was in a CAT scan and

Pat: How many cats did they find?

Glenn: I'm sorry.

Pat: I know we asked you earlier. I forgot what the exact count was.

Stu: I think that line has been done.

Pat: I felt like it had to be done again.

Stu: Vitally important to the program.

Pat: Yeah.

Glenn: And I was sitting in this CAT scan or laying in this CAT scan and I thought

Pat: So, you don't remember the number? Is that the problem?

Stu: Why don't you answer our questions?

Pat: Do I have to put a red phone over here? I keep asking Glenn Beck the question of the day and I keep getting no answers. Hello, Glenn! Call me. Call me. Call me.

Stu: What's that voice you use?

Pat: Call me.

Stu: Is he working with cats?

Glenn: No cats were found.

Stu: Thank you very much.

Glenn: Wow. That works it goes away if you just answer the question. So, I'm laying in this CAT scan and I was starting to think about my grandfather and I thought about when he had to go in for exploratory surgery and I thought, boy, I don't know the last time I ever heard anybody going in for exploratory surgery and I started thinking of that whole idea of, yeah, we have no idea what's going on. So, we're just going to have to cut you open and kind of meddle around in there and see what's going on. Wow. The CAT scan, the MRI, the ultrasound. Really no more exploratory surgery. They pretty much know when they open you up. That's amazing. I had some testing done a few hours earlier by a guy who was three years in America. He was just a I don't know a physician's assistant. He was a doctor over in Russia three years ago. He's now going to school here in America and he's assisting and we talked. I said, "What do you think about what's happening to health care here?" "Well, I don't know. Very confusing. I don't I don't " "What do you think about Vladimir Putin?" "Many people think that he is this and a lot of people think he is that." And I said, "Once a KGB member, always a KGB member. I think that guy he is a real danger." "Exactly right." And then he opened up. He was used to keeping your feelings to yourself. We talked about health care. So, a few hours later, I'm sitting in a CAT scan and the nurse says to me, "Okay. I'm just going to go in the other room and we'll get these done." So, in the time that she left, I had been pondering exploratory surgery and this incredible machine that can look inside of me and I did spend a couple of minutes thinking about that damn GE logo, but I thought of the miracle of that machine and as she left, I put my hands up. I reached up and I just put my hands up on the machine and I ran them down that circle and I don't know if I said it out loud, but I thought it loudly, at least. Lord, thank you for giving me the opportunity to at least see a time when man can work miracles. I don't know how long this is going to last. We are so fortunate. What kind of things will our children have? Maybe much, much better. Maybe we go into a period where we lose it, where we don't have it, where we can't afford it. I don't know. But thank you for today. You know, the only reason why somebody came up with the MRI or the CAT scan or the light bulb, any of these things that we now take for granted, is really because of the soldier. The right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. You can't kill me. You can't just throw me in jail. I have a right to pursue my own dreams. See, that's a guarantee, a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's a guarantee not from the government but from God do you have those rights and so the government is there to protect those rights, so you are free you know you can leave your farm and nobody's going to steal your stuff or at least you're reasonably sure. You know you can leave or your family can leave and you don't have to worry about them just being picked up on the street and thrown in jail for no reason whatsoever. You have a reasonable reasonable expectation that you're not going to be just gunned down in the streets, because government is protecting those three things. I don't think they are anymore, but I think that the military is. I'm thankful for that. Today, as I think of the first Veterans Day, I just feel differently. It's not just those who went before that allowed the person to have the time and the freedom and the economic security to say, I don't know. I think I'm going to try to do the light bulb. I don't know. I think I can see inside without having to cut them open. Today I not only thank those veterans who made that possible but also I thank those people who are currently standing guard on those freedoms. They're more fragile than ever before. Inside our own gates and inside our own forts, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, from the bottom of my the depths of gratitude from my family and from millions of Americans whose voice you will never hear, thank you, thank you, thank you.

The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."

On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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