Glenn Beck:To census, or not to census?



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GLENN: We have an update on the census. Apparently the census has come out.

PAT: Yeah, and there's a, there's a little confusion because they have three boxes you can check if you're a certain race.

STU: Are you afraid to say the race?

PAT: I'm afraid because I don't know what the race is because there's three different terms for them: Black, African American, or Negro. And so there are

GLENN: Okay. An African American is a bogus PC made up term.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: I mean, that's not a race. That is, your ancestry is from Africa.

STU: Africa.

GLENN: And now you live in America, okay? So you were brought over, either your family was brought over through the slave trade or you were born here and your family immigrated here or whatever.

STU: Right.

GLENN: But that is not a race.

STU: And it's a constantly misapplied term, too. It's just like we talked about a case one time where a Jamaican who had come here and immigrated from Jamaica was being called an African American and he was like, I'm not an African I'm a Jamaican American if anything.

GLENN: Where was Kofi Annan from? He's black, right, Kofi Annan?

PAT: Somewhere in Africa, I think, wasn't it?

GLENN: He is not an African American.

PAT: No. And then somebody who is African American like Charlize Theron is not referred to as such.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh, yeah.

PAT: You know, so it's really

GLENN: She's from Africa.

PAT: She's from South Africa, now she's American, she's African American. But you would never call her that. It's a silly term.

STU: But it is common phrasing.

GLENN: Negro used to be. Is it still? I mean, it used to be.

PAT: It used to be accepted and that's the excuse they use because there's some

GLENN: No, no. Not acceptable. Is that still the clinical term?

PAT: I don't know.

GLENN: For I mean, I don't know, either.

PAT: I don't know.

GLENN: I don't know, either.

STU: It's obviously a term that, you know, sensitivities at this point.

GLENN: It has negative connotations in this country.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: But what I'm asking is what are the clinical categories.

STU: I have no idea. I don't know.

GLENN: I mean

STU: Nor would I venture to guess because if you say the wrong one, you are likely to, you know, be assaulted by congress. Probably of course, congress voted to approve this particular questionnaire.

PAT: Over a year ago.

STU: Over a year ago with the term on it. So I don't know. I honestly don't know, especially honestly

GLENN: It's got to be I mean, there has to be some, you know, clinical I mean, there still has to be a valid category.

STU: I think their excuse

GLENN: It couldn't have gone through the census.

STU: That's not what they're saying. There's saying there's older African American black Negro gentleman, whichever one of the three that you'd pick refer to themselves still in that way. Like that's still a way, that's what their excuse it.

PAT: And they wanted to be inclusive.

STU: They wanted to be inclusive.

GLENN: Oh, stop it. Stop it. You know, I was on the set the other day for Fox and Friends and a guy walks past me and then he turns around and he comes back. He is intentionally, he looks at me and I'm like, hey. He looks at me and he walks past me and then he thinks and then he comes back and introduces. I don't think I've told you this story.

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: He introduces himself. I don't remember his name. He said, "I'm the head of the census." And I said, "Oh, nice to meet you." And I think he it was almost like, "In your face, Beck."

STU: You've got the job. Congratulations.

GLENN: I know. I said, oh, nice to meet you. And he said, I just want you to know you'll be receiving a census form in your mailbox and you need to fill it out.

PAT: You've got to be kidding me.

GLENN: No, I swear to God. You can ask Joe. He was there.

STU: Fantastic.

GLENN: And I said, I absolutely will, as required by the Constitution. You'll know exactly how many people are living in my house. I'll answer some of the questions. And he said, "Yeah. Well, you need to answer, you need to answer, you know, most of them."

STU: Most of them?

GLENN: Yeah, that's what he said.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: That's what he said.

PAT: Sounds almost like a threat.

GLENN: He almost started to say, he almost started to say, "You need to answer all of them," and he knew you don't say that because

STU: Why don't you say that?

GLENN: It's against the Constitution. I'm required constitutionally to answer

STU: But we've gone over this in courts a million times. We've talked about

GLENN: That's fine. That's fine.

STU: I know it's fine.

GLENN: Really?

STU: He could easily say that you have to answer all of them, doesn't he? Can't he?

PAT: Not really. There's a lot of lawyers who are lining up hoping to challenge this.

STU: Right. But they are challenging the law. He is stating what currently is.

PAT: You are challenging an unconstitutional law.

GLENN: When they said that Jim Crow was the right thing to do, we all should have just gone along. Nope.

STU: You could not go along with it all you want and you can pay the consequences and challenge it in court.

GLENN: I'll pay the fine, I'll pay the $5,000.

STU: I will not pay the $5,000, just so you know, census. Just so you know. That doesn't mean that he can't say that you have to answer all of them. It's the current position of the law, then of course he can say it. I mean, he can say whatever he wants. I mean, that is what they say.

GLENN: He can fine me. He can fine me the $5,000. I will gladly write the federal government and you can apply it right directly to ACORN. I'll pay the $5,000 and then I will write a bigger check to attorneys. Congratulations.

STU: You probably will.

GLENN: Yes, I

STU: If they decide to enforce it, you'll have to pay much more than that in attorney fees.

GLENN: No, $5,000 fine.

PAT: It's also interesting, though, that he said that you would specifically be receiving one because that's not supposed to happen, either.

GLENN: No, he's not supposed to.

PAT: It's supposed to be households, Random House holds.

GLENN: I'm looking for

PAT: Not people.

GLENN: to seeing if he was accurate on that Random House hold.

PAT: Yep.

STU: How many households is it supposed to go to?

PAT: I don't know but it says right on it, it's sent to your house, not to you.

GLENN: How do I know?

PAT: I mean, my house isn't filling out this information.

STU: And you are in the middle of moving, too.

PAT: And we did not fill out the census. And they hounded us over and over and over and over. And I told them every time.

GLENN: I will spend money and I will hire an attorney to answer my phones if they start hounding me. I will find the best attorney on the census: Just answer the phones.

STU: I know we somewhat covered this before and I hate to stick my neck out like this.

PAT: It's going to get chopped off.

STU: It is going to get chopped off here but what like I understand, okay, the Constitution didn't exactly say that they should ask you how much money you make or whatever.

PAT: Not only did it not exactly say that, it didn't say that. It said count.

STU: It didn't say a million things.

PAT: It said count people.

GLENN: All it is for is to count the number of people for representation. That is it.

PAT: It is specifically that.

STU: So do we have a problem with the government let's say having information about the citizens if they volunteer to give it? No. We have, obviously they do statistical studies all the time. You just don't want it in the census.

GLENN: Because the statistical studies will be flawed. They are not

STU: Right. Against people who don't fill out the census.

GLENN: I do not want them gathering information about people. The best way to gather information, if somebody wants to build a road, if somebody needs a new building, you have the town, you have the state collect that information if need. The best way to do it is let the private individuals do it. I do not want a giant depository of information that will be used by Washington politics to direct their special interest money. No. No.

STU: It just seems that people get more excited about them getting information through the census. And obviously like I mean

GLENN: Why is it the IRS is now involved with the census?

STU: I don't know. I bet you are going to tell me, though. See, this is my neck being chopped off here. I'm just asking.

GLENN: No, no, I don't have an answer. But I do know a couple that didn't fill out their census and then they were audited.

STU: But I mean

GLENN: And then excuse me. And then the auditors were asking the census questions: How many bathrooms does your house have? I can't figure for the life of me and neither could the attorney for this couple figure for the life of me why the IRS needed to know how many bathrooms.

STU: Or why they didn't go to the government site that has the information already.

GLENN: It was harassment.

STU: But they already had, I mean, they have all of that information. They have the square footage.

PAT: My Realtor had that information.

STU: Exactly.

PAT: Get it from them if you need it. You don't need it for ACORN. This is all about

GLENN: ACORN.

PAT: redistribution of wealth. It's about structure and redistribute of wealth.

STU: I agree with you on redistribute you could see that obviously a lot of people want to do that. But when you are talking about the census, it's government it's available to most of the government. They are trying to compile it for some statistical reason.

PAT: To redistribute wealth. I don't want them to.

STU: Isn't that worse? When you don't fill it out, then you are not being represented.

GLENN: I'm not playing their game anymore.

STU: Right. But you lose the game when you don't play it in this case.

GLENN: I know.

STU: Don't you? Why, when you are the only one not being represented because all conservatives don't fill it out.

GLENN: Because you lose the game when you decide that the best thing you can do is play the game with them. No. I'm going to stick to the Constitution. Look what happens to all the people who are like, you know what, if we just compromise a little bit here and a little bit here, a little bit here, a little drib, a little drab and they got you. No. I'm going to stand with the Constitution, period.


 

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

RELATED: CLOSER LOOK: Who is Rep. Ilhan Omar?

You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


CAIR-Chicago 15th Annual Banquet: Rashida Tlaib youtu.be


It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

RELATED: We are all now dumber for what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to say

By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.