Glenn compliments Franken (sort of)


In 2004 while being bored and delayed waiting at an airport in Iowa, Glenn sees the self important Al Franken telling the people at the airline counter why HE (Franken) needs special treatment since he's Al Franken... Glenn took this opportunity to get his picture taken with Al.

GLENN: All right. Stu, you just took about 30 seconds to prove me wrong on Al Franken. I was trying to say something nice about Al Franken not because I want to say something nice about Al Franken. Everybody and I know people who have worked with him. Everybody that I know says he is a despicable human being. So it's not like I'm looking for, you know, to make nicey nice with Al Franken.

STU: Although you do have a very nice picture of him in an airport.

GLENN: We do.

STU: Which is a historic moment in Glenn Beck history.

GLENN: I do, I do.

STU: Probably people haven't I mean, this is a story you haven't told in quite a long time.

GLENN: Yes. I was in, what is it, 2004 election and we were in

STU: Iowa.

GLENN: Iowa. And everybody was flying out and I happened to be about three people behind Al Franken and he was standing in line and he was at the first class counter and he said they said, I'm sorry, you are not going to make your flight because the security line is so long. And he said, oh, come on, look and Stu, if I'm lying, I'm dying. You were standing right there.

STU: Right there.

GLENN: And I said to you, my life for a tape recorder. And he said, look, you know who I am, right? And the guy at the counter just kind of looked up at him and he said, there's got to be some sort of mechanism for people like me.

PAT: Jerks, you mean? We have a mechanism. It's called a boot.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: (Laughing). All right. So he's a despicable human being. So I'm not looking to say nice things about him. I and so is Pat. We're under the impression that he hadn't said anything like Alan Grayson says every two seconds.

STU: You are talking about an impossible standard here. You are talking about the biggest idiotic loud mouth in our nation's history perhaps?

PAT: That's why we were so surprised as we were thinking about it yesterday.

STU: Wait a minute. I'm talking about Grayson. Grayson's standard is one that cannot

GLENN: No, Al Franken's standard is awfully he has lowered, or he has raised his standards. Come on, he has.

STU: From what?

GLENN: From Alan Grayson.

PAT: Alan Grayson style.

GLENN: To just a bad guy. Come on! He's not being who you thought he was going to be, is he?

STU: I haven't, you know I know he got in

GLENN: Give me your news.

STU: He got well, let's go because I know he got in he certainly had incidents that we could go over with John Thune and things like this but they are generally sort of, a sort of, the typical senators being jerks to senators elevated to the Al Franken level which again is nowhere near Alan Grayson. But this one was Joe Lieberman talking on the Senate floor about healthcare trying to now remember, Lieberman's a guy who wound up coming around here but in the debate on healthcare talking about, you know, actually cutting costs. He did try to, he tried to hold this up and tried to get his, I don't know if I would give Lieberman credit necessarily, either, but he's trying to be a little bit, trying to be a tad talking about saving money in the healthcare debate. He talks and he gets interrupted by Al Franken and then afterwards you hear on John McCain here explaining the significance of what just occurred here in the Senate. This is from a couple of weeks ago.

LIEBERMAN: Our amendment clarifies that the purpose of the board is not just to contain costs within Medicare but to look more broadly at healthcare spending outside of these publicly supported programs. That's very significant. We'll provide an opportunity for broad savings and health, care and health insurance for pretty much everybody in our country.

FRANKEN: Spoken for, I'm sorry, the senator's spoken for ten minutes.

LIEBERMAN: I wonder if I could ask unanimous consent for just one moment.

FRANKEN: In my capacity as senator from Minnesota I object.

LIEBERMAN: Really? Don't take it personally. I will ask unanimous consent that the remainder of my remarks be in the record if read.

FRANKEN: Without objection.

STU: Here's McCain coming up here.

FRANKEN: The senator from Arizona.

SENATOR McCAIN: I just saw I've been around here 20 some years. First time I've ever seen a member denied an extra minute or two to finish his remarks and I must say that I don't know what's happening here in this body.

GLENN: I do.

SENATOR McCAIN: But I think it's wrong. So I it's fine with me that it be ten minutes but I'll tell you, I've never seen a member denied an extra minute or so as the chair just did.

STU: Yeah. I mean, you know, we found a lot of agreements with McCain but I've always considered him a very honorable guy.

GLENN: Oh, I think John McCain is honorable. I think he's wrong, dead wrong, he's a progressive but he's an honorable man.

STU: You are talking about, he's saying he's never seen that in 20 years at the Senate.

PAT: That is awful.

STU: That is significant.

PAT: In fairness, I mean, when Lieberman starts his speech...

GLENN: It was a little agonizing, let's be honest. Now, hang on, there's two things going on here. There's two things going on here. Al Franken, that's not in the category of what Pat and I were talking about.

PAT: That's not. It's rude.

GLENN: That's progressive.

STU: No, wait, wait.

GLENN: That's the progressive, the debate is over.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: They will do anything. I mean, I think these people really are, I think they're evil. I think this progressive movement of shutting down, when John McCain says I don't know what's going on here, senator, that's your fault. You are the man who looks up to Theodore Roosevelt. You are the man that doesn't apparently understand who the progressives are. You don't know what's going on here? A hostile takeover. That's what's going on here, senator. And you're just as much at fault because you have blinders on! Al Franken is a progressive. The progressive movement I believe is evil! That's different than being Alan Grayson and being somebody who is just like and, you know, Alan Grayson's just a boob. Alan Grayson is, you know, look at this. If I paint a moustache on them, he's snidely Whiplash! And that's what I expect from Al Franken.

STU: So you are saying he's still been a big fat jerk but not as much of a loud mouth.

GLENN: I think he's been an evil progressive but he hasn't been a loud mouth evil progressive.

STU: I'm sorry. I didn't realize we were judging it by necessarily volume. It's more

PAT: You have to understand the standard by which we were judging.

GLENN: I'm not saying that Alan I'm not saying that Al Franken is a guy that I'll endorse, I like. I think he's on the right track. I think he's a decent human being. I started this with, he's a despicable human being.

STU: That's true. You did include that, yeah.

GLENN: That said

STU: Okay.

GLENN: He's not Alan Grayson.

STU: He's just doing things that we haven't seen in two decades.

GLENN: Look how desperate we are.

PAT: To give a compliment.

GLENN: To give a compliment. Look how

STU: He is not the BTK killer! I mean, come on!

First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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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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