Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
by Glenn Beck
Glenn: Let's keep things in perspective. A little diddy from us.
Voice: Oh, some important night, the stars are brightly shining. It is the night of our dear person's birth. Long lay the world in goodness, challenged activity pining, until he appeared and the internal wellness unit felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world is partying, for yonder breaks a new and happy morn. Fall is a great time of year. Oh, hear the non‑supernatural voices. Oh, night that was dark. Oh, night when a nondescript infant was born. Oh, night that was dark. Oh, oh, oh, night when a nondescript infant was born.
Glenn: Oh, I think we can all, we can all get around that song, can't we, really? I walked in an elevator last night. It was about 9:00. I was real tired, had just finished the Christmas special which you don't want to miss. I mean, we had, we had a gospel choir from Brooklyn that was on fire! Andy Williams was there. John Rich was there. It's going to air on this coming Saturday and then it will air again on Christmas and it is a great, great special. But I was ‑‑ so, I'm in the Christmas mood and we had the set decorated like you wouldn't believe. I mean, it was really great. I get into, I get into the elevator to go upstairs and go to bed. I get into the elevator, and here's this guy. I think it's Ozzy Osbourne. He looks just like Ozzy Osbourne, but then he speaks clearly. And he says, "Hum." And I'm like, Oh, geez.
Pat: When it starts with "hum," it's probably not good.
Stu: I like to start conversations with words and not ‑‑
Glenn: And I just got in. Now, I'm with my daughters. I'm with my family and he says, "I'm a very liberal New Yorker." And I said, "That's so nice. Nice to meet you. I'm a very conservative New Yorker." And he says, "Wouldn't you say ‑‑" and his wife says, "Please, honey, don't." "No, no. Wouldn't you say the problem with this country is too many ‑‑ too many ideas like yours?"
Stu: Yes! Who wouldn't answer "yes" to that?
Pat: Somebody finally gets it.
Stu: That's what we've been saying every day!
Pat: Right. I love being wrong.
Stu: And I haven't changed because I want to be wrong and I want to ruin the country.
Glenn: And I said, "Do you know what I think the problem is, is there is a lack of distrust of people being decent to one another and there is a lack of honor in Washington on all sides and when honest people, not just trying to make their point, have honest conversations, not just trying to make their point or be right, when those people sit down to the table, this country can accomplish anything."
Stu: Wow. You were gripped by the season.
Glenn: Yes, I was.
Stu: That was a very nice response.
Glenn: Do you know what he said? "Hum." That was the first part. "Hum. You better watch yourself."
Pat: Elevator doors open. He got off.
Glenn: And to the millions of other people around the country, thank you. Merry Christmas.
Stu: That's a happy ending.
Glenn: Yeah, it was. It was. And I thought, if we could just have some holiday, not Christmas, holiday music, to where that guy and I, we can all celebrate the 25th of December. You know what I mean? Where we could all together go, Hum. Hum. Music, good. Hum.
Voice: Oh, come all you people, joyful and triumphant. Oh, come you, oh, come you to Los Angeles. Come and behold this young person, born the kid of parents. Oh, come let us look at him or her. Oh, come let us look at him or her. Oh, come let us look at him or her, Christ, the average kid of earthly parents.
Glenn: Hum, hum, hum.