Can you spare some change?




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GLENN: May I give the story, just in time for the holidays. State authorities are going for the jugular. (Laughing). Seeking to banish forever the panhandling pests who clog Manhattan's busiest corners with folding tables and plastic water bottles. Believe me, if you are in some place else in the country, this, this story is going to be worth it to you. Because it is the definition of the progressive movement. State attorney general Andrew Cuomo filed suit yesterday charging United Homeless Organization is a scam run by con artists who pocket most of the change they collect. Hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. I know this to be true because I have pictures of them taking the money. The beggars, most of whom claim to be street people, say that the money tossed into their jugs go to the homeless. It does, the suit says. They just don't bother to tell you that they're talking about themselves. UHO founder Stephen Riley and director Myra Walker take a big cut of the money to fund personal shopping sprees at Gamestop, Home Shopping Network, Bed, Bath & Beyond, P. C. Richard, as well as their monthly cable bills, legal papers charge. Riley, the co‑founder of this organization, is a beefy 60‑year‑old who shamelessly used the donated dollars which are supposed to be used to feed the... "Doesn't anybody have a heart to help feed the homeless?" He used the money to pay for his Weight Watchers food.

STU: That's unreal. Unreal.

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: This is ‑‑ now so you understand, you can't just set up a table in New York. No, no, no. You need license, you need a license, you need everything else. So unless you're going to be busted, you have to have city approval to be on the streets.

Stu, you are looking like ‑‑

STU: I don't know if that's made clear in this article. They do pay a fee to the organization which is licensed. So I think that it does essentially, yeah. Indirectly.

GLENN: The organization has to be licensed by the city, yeah. I mean, you'll have ‑‑ these guys have to have a license on them, whether they got it or the city ‑‑ or the organization got it is irrelevant. But you just don't set up a table and sell Snickers bars, you know, for your Cub Scouts in New York.

STU: Right.

GLENN: You don't do it. You need a license.

PAT: So the guy with the purses is licensed?

GLENN: No, the guy with the purses ‑‑

STU: Probably not.

PAT: Because that ‑‑

GLENN: If you'll notice, that guy has ‑‑ usually they set them up on the ground and they are on like a big, like a big sheet, like a big black sheet.

PAT: Okay, yeah.

GLENN: Okay? That's so they can pick up the four corners.

PAT: And go when they need to?

GLENN: And run when she see a cop.

PAT: What about shoe shine guy? Licensed?

GLENN: Yeah, licensed.

PAT: Him I like.

STU: Mr. Softy?

GLENN: Mr. Shoe shine guy is nice.

PAT: He is great.

GLENN: We walk by him every day.

PAT: He's yelling at everybody, "You are coming like that to Midtown Manhattan? You don't look like that. With those shoes? Those don't work in Mid ‑‑ you are in the big time now!" I love that guy, love that guy.

GLENN: He is fantastic. He, I've actually had my shoes shined by this guy. They don't need to be shined because he yells at you every day. He is like, you are a disgrace!

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You are a disgrace, wearing those shoes ‑‑

PAT: In Midtown Manhattan!

GLENN: You are a disgrace!

PAT: Great.

GLENN: It's fantastic.

PAT: Great.

GLENN: Anyway, so this is a con. Now, here's why I say this is a quintessential example of progressivism. First of all, the progressive New York would like to give licenses to this organization. So this organization goes and does this. Anybody who lives in New York knows it's a sham. They know it's a con. But the city doesn't do anything about it.

STU: Yeah, it's really for no other reason other than it really seems like a con. Like I didn't have any evidence. You saw pictures.

GLENN: It's a con. You can sense it. Your gut. I've lived here for how many years now? Four years, five years? I knew this was a con about the third week I got here. I put in money, and Adam said to me ‑‑ I remember. I was walking, and I was walking by and I reached into my pocket and had I think a $20 bill and I put it in there and Adam said, "Sucker." And I said, you know what? I'm just going to let it go. What they do with the money's their own business. And then every day I walk by it and I'm like, something's wrong with that. And then started, you know, taking pictures of them taking the money and putting it into their own pockets.

Now, I can't be the only one in New York, and the City of New York has decided that a good jobs program is to institutionalize panhandling. The only difference between somebody saying, "Hey, man, can you spare some change" and these people is the table. Because what's the difference between walking by somebody every day who's standing in the same place every single day going, "Oh, come on, can you spare some change, man? I'm just trying to get a place to sleep," and passing somebody with a table that says to you every day, "Doesn't anybody have the heart." They are both getting the money.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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