Glenn Beck: The Obama Shrine

GLENN: I want to go to Ed Schultz who said something amazing. Was he on was he in a speech, giving a speech some place?

PAT: I think it was on his show.

GLENN: So it's equivalent of giving a speech.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: But maybe a smaller audience. But he was, he was talking about going to the White House. And I want you to listen to the way he describes the White House and what he saw in the White House.

SCHULTZ: The White House, the West Wing, and there are pictures all over, I mean, everywhere of President Obama, of his life in the first year as president of the United States. Now, I don't know if that's the way it is with every president.

GLENN: No.

SCHULTZ: But it was almost a shrine. I mean, well, here's a picture of Obama, the president with his kids over here, there he is getting on Air Force one, here is with some military people, here he is on the line, working the line at one of his campaign stops. I mean, just, it was just one picture after another! And so I got the message right away that there's nothing but Obama fans in the White House, which I think is a good thing.

PAT: That's the message he took.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: Whew. That is not the way it is with every president. I can tell you that I have only been in the White House one time in the West Wing. It was with the last president. And what struck me was I was actually kind of hacked off. I don't know if you remember when I came back from the White House, I was hacked off and I said, there is so much art on the walls that you have never seen before. The Spirit of '76, Washington crossing the Delaware, one of the smaller versions of that is in the West Wing. Norman Rockwells, a Norman Rockwell I have never seen before. All of this beautiful art. That's what was on the wall, and it was all about America, its founding. I saw the Gilbert Stuart of George Washington, saw beautiful painting of Abraham Lincoln. It's amazing what's on the walls, what was on the walls in the West Wing of the White House. Incredible. The only time I saw pictures, I saw pictures of the president with his family and pictures of his family on his desk. That's the only time I remember seeing pictures. I think there was one other where they had a portrait of him, you know the kind of thing that they put in school and stuff like that. There was one. It was appropriate. I think it was by the door or something. It was kind of like, this is our current president. But everything else, they were all old pictures of paintings, of presidents and moments in American history.

Now, I just got a note from a friend of mine who said, Glenn, I was just in the White House for three hours. Inside, the walls are covered with 11 by 14 framed photos of the president in various activities. According to the Secret Service they are taken all of the time and changed weekly. I would estimate there are 300 photos around the White House now east and west wings, and they are changed weekly. Wow! Wow.

Let me tell you a story. I was out, I was out west and a guy who is a very influential mover and shaker and I don't want to say his name because he's kind of a recluse in many ways. He's a very private man. I didn't even really know who he was. I mean, I knew that he was a mover and shaker, I knew that he was, you know, involved in, not in politics per se. He was involved in big business. But I didn't know. We were being driven there and the driver of the car, I said, so we're going to such and such a place. And he said, oh, my gosh, you are going in that building? And I said, yeah, meeting with so and so the guy almost stopped the car. You're meeting with him? He doesn't meet with anybody. Really? I mean, I had no idea. So I didn't as soon as I got out of the car, I thought, we didn't prepare for this meeting. We get up there and there's beautiful paintings of the West all over this office. So I immediately got the impression this guy is a, he's a cowboy, he's a guy who understands the western spirit.

When I got to the office, I sat in his office and it was all kind of memorabilia around his office. And the painting that was at his desk just off to the side, so it's where if he turned to the phone, and he was on the phone, he was looking right at it, was the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware. I felt I immediately knew who this guy was. He had pictures of his family, George Washington and memorabilia. And on the way it was all about the West and the taming of the West. I felt I knew who he was, even though I didn't.

I was out fishing last summer and I was fishing with Jon Huntsman, Sr. He's a friend of mine, just one of the I mean, he's one of the most noblemen I have ever met. And we were talking and I said, do you know this guy, John? And he said, yeah, I do; he's a really good guy. And I said, yeah, you know, I got that impression. But I said I only met him for, you know, about an hour and quite frankly I feel a little stupid, but I was judging him kind of on the paintings around him. And he said, what do you mean? And I said, well, he had a picture of he had the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware over his desk where he would look while he was on the phone. And I said, you know, and I know you can't judge anybody by, you know, what they have on their wall what they have in their office. And he just looked at me like, what, are you dumb as a box of rocks? And I just wanted to say, I know what you're thinking, and the answer is yes. And he said, yes, you can. He said, that means an awful lot. What is a man looking at when he's working? What is what are the things that he surrounds himself with? Yes, you can. You can tell a lot. And then I started thinking, what do I have in my office? What do I have in my office? And I realized that what I have in my office, I have two, I have two pictures in my office I have three. I have a painting of what's over Rockefeller Plaza that says wisdom and stability will be the wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of thy times. It's from Isaiah. I have a photograph of Orson Welles and a photograph of Walt Disney. On the other wall I have a couple of photographs of some people that inspire me. And I realized, wow, and I have them there for a reason. On my desk I have my children and my family. It's what I look at.

Now, if I'm going to go back to the White House, I want to see who is the president looking at? What does the president have around him? Apparently he's looking at himself an awful lot, which kind of explains an awful lot about his arrogance, does it not?

The other side of it is if you're watching as an Insider now, you will see well, behind me now is a photograph of Ronald Reagan, old Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan from the 1950s. And the reason why I have that picture is because the Ronald Reagan of the 1950s, he was a searcher. He was trying to find out, "Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, what is it I believe in? I think I've been lied to." He was a guy who was open in saying, wait a minute, and he was formulating his ideas. That's why I have that picture there behind me. Everywhere else in the studio, and if you come to Mercury, my company, the elevator doors open and what are you hit with? I mean, you start walking around this place and what are you hit with, Pat?

PAT: Glenn.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: You're hit with Glenn, yes.

GLENN: There's a lot of pictures

PAT: It's almost like a shrine to you.

GLENN: It is. It's almost like a shrine to me. What's the difference between when you come off the elevator on my floor and you go into the West Wing?

PAT: You are marketing something. You. You are selling you.

GLENN: My name.

PAT: This is a business, it's a trademark.

GLENN: My name is trademarked.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: My name has the little, what is it, the R or the tm after. I saw that the first time and I'm like, what, we've registered, my name is a trademark? Yes. My name is a trademark. Barack Obama is not. The White House is not about him. He is a steward of the White House! He is a keeper of the flame. He's erasing the history, the great people that have walked through those hallways. If I were the president of the United States, I would have Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, I'd have every picture that would remind me of every heroic event that this country has ever been involved with, I would have everybody, pictures and paintings of everybody who sacrificed to remind me, A, it's not about me, and look at these people and what they were willing to do.

You are in a sacred place. That White House, you know, but I saw remember we talked about this the other day, Pat. You and I were in the office and we saw the picture of Barack Obama with the Resolute desk.

PAT: Yeah, and he's got his feet up on it.

GLENN: He has his feet up on the Resolute desk!

PAT: The disrespect.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: Doesn't care. He just doesn't seem to care.

GLENN: I mean, just the history of the Resolute desk. I would be, I would be afraid to put a cup on the Resolute desk. And the day that I wasn't afraid of putting a cup on the Resolute desk is the day I should leave office! He's sitting back, he's got his feet up on the Resolute desk and he's sit I mean, the guy doesn't understand stewardship. And he is surrounded by people that also idolize him to the point of being a little frightening. This guy is not the Messiah. He is a president. And there will be another president after him if you haven't done too much damage. And he will retain a space. There will be a painting of Barack Obama in the White House. They will probably have to find space for it because there's 300 photos of him now. They are probably going to have to only pick one. And maybe leave a little extra room for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or Ben Franklin or James Madison or Thomas Paine or Alexander Hamilton. You know, I could go on for a while. There might be, there might be a few other pictures that you might want to have up in the White House.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 486,702 (up from 434,595 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 22,022 (up from 19,603 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 117,448 (up from 111,853 Yesterday)
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 4% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 65,581 Confirmed cases and 1,036 Deaths, up from 54,941 cases and 784 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 428 total officially recovered, against 1,036 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

Brother, Can You Spare $2 Trillion? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-updates-whats-in-the-2-trillion-relief-plan.html
  • US Senate Passes the largest economic stimulus bill in world history.
  • The Senate passes a roughly $2 trillion economic relief plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It includes direct payments to Americans, strengthened unemployment insurance, loans to businesses small and large and increased health care resources for hospitals, states and municipalities.
  • Loans to small businesses are technically 'grants' covering payroll and rent payments. Grants do not have to be repaid.
  • It is unclear when the House will pass the legislation, though it aims to do so Friday.
Every American Will Get $1,200 in 2-3 Weeks, $2,400 plus up to 4 months Unemployment Benefits https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8152139/Every-American-four-months-unemployment-checks-earning-95-000.htm
  • Workers will get four months of unemployment pay plus additional $600 each.
  • Direct checks to Americans include 1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year before phasing out and ending altogether for those earning more than $99,000
  • That would result in $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with an additional $500 per child for each household.
  • 'Our expectation is within three weeks we will have direct payments out,' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
Cuomo Confirms What Introverts Have Long Known: Social Distancing Works https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3077011/coronavirus-new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-says-early-signs-show-social
  • Stringent density control measures may be working to contain the coronavirus in New York state, the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak in the US, as the rate of hospitalization shows early signs of abating, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • New York, which has 19 million residents and nearly 31,000 infections, now accounts for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country and more than 7 percent of the world's total.
  • Cuomo had ordered all but essential businesses to shutter by Sunday evening and residents to limit their outdoor activities and practice social distancing, effectively putting the state on pause.
  • On Tuesday, the number of hospitalized patients had doubled every 4.7 days, slowing from the rate of every 3.4 days on Monday and every two days on Sunday, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing.
  • "This is a very positive sign," he said. "The arrows are heading into the right direction."
Were the Beads Worth It? Mardi Gras Gets Blame for Big Easy Outbreak https://news.trust.org/item/20200325200808-oc1ie
  • "Mardi Gras was the perfect storm, it provided the perfect conditions for the spread of this virus," said Dr. Rebekah Gee, who heads up Louisiana State University's health care services division.
  • She noted that Fat Tuesday fell on Feb. 25, when the virus was already in the United States but before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national leaders had raised the alarm with the American public.
  • "New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists," Gee said. "We shared drink cups. We shared each other's space in the crowds. People were in close contact with catching beads. It is now clear that people also caught coronavirus."
  • New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer month could see it wane.
  • Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4.
  • New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, the state with the third-highest caseload of coronavirus in the United States on a per capita basis.
  • The growth rate in Louisiana tops all others, according to a University of Louisiana at Lafayette analysis of global data, with the number of cases rising by 30% in the 24 hours before noon on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a major federal disaster declaration for the state, freeing federal funds and resources.
US Military Officially On No-Travel Lockdown https://news.trust.org/item/20200325203242-zgoc4
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a "stop all movement" order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks.
  • The measure is by far the Defense Department's most sweeping to date and will affect forces around the world.
  • Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all U.S. troops, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions.
  • "The purpose is to make sure that we're not bringing the virus back home, infecting others, that we're not spreading it around the military," Esper said.
  • The order does include personnel who were to have been scheduled to be formally discharged from the Military in April or May.
  • Esper said one exception to the order would be the drawdown underway in Afghanistan, which will continue.
For The Best Darn Facemask In The Whole Wide World... https://www.foxnews.com/us/mypillow-other-us-companies-making-face-masks-to-meet-coronavirus-shortages
  • In Minnesota, the MyPillow company is refocusing 75 percent of its production to face masks for health care workers.
  • "We have the capacity to make a lot of things at big rates and we're going to be going hopefully from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time," CEO Mike Lindell told FOX 9 of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • The masks will go to hospitals in Minnesota as well as other states, he said. "Whatever it takes."
  • MyPillow worked with the Trump administration to get the proper design, Lindell told local Fox News 9.
  • Lindell joins literally hundreds of other companies in the US who have heeded the call of the Trump Administration to covert production to respirators, masks, ventilators, gowns and other needed medical equipment.
Further Evidence that COVID-19 Is Seasonal and May Spread Less in Summer Months https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-could-become-seasonal-top-us-scientist-001146451.html
  • There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
  • Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way.
  • "What we're starting to see now... in southern Africa and in the southern hemisphere countries, is that we're having cases that are appearing as they go into their winter season," he said.
  • "And if, in fact, they have a substantial outbreak, it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that we'll get a cycle around the second time," Fauci said, referring to a 2nd cycle in the US late next fall in November or December.
  • "It totally emphasizes the need to do what we're doing in developing a vaccine, testing it quickly and trying to get it ready so that we'll have a vaccine available for that next cycle."
  • Fauci's comments suggesting the virus does better in colder weather than it does in hot and humid conditions follows a recent Chinese research paper -- still preliminary and awaiting peer-review -- that reached the same conclusion.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 434,595 (up from 392,156 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 19,603 (up from 17,138 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 111,853 (up from 102,850 Yesterday)
  • All 195 Countries On Earth have confirmed cases Antarctica (not a country) Still No Confirmed Cases. Penguins officially confirmed to NOT be carriers for COVID-19.
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) down from 5% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 13% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 54,941 Confirmed cases and 784 Deaths, up from 46,168 cases and 582 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 379 total officially recovered, against 784 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

LA County Sherrif Orders Gun Stores Closed https://www.foxla.com/news/la-county-sheriff-orders-gun-stores-to-close-adds-1300-deputies-to-patrol
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close.
  • The Sherrif also confirmed that he's released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails.
  • Villanueva also said he's adding 1,300 deputies to patrol.
America Loses 500,000 Millionaires to COVID-19 - Bernie Sanders Elated https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/america-e2-80-99s-millionaire-ranks-shrink-by-500000-in-record-time/ar-BB11DrqN
  • At the close of 2019, there were an unprecedented 11 million American millionaires, a reflection of the longest bull market in history thanks to ultra-low interest rates and tax cuts.
  • Fast forward just a few months and it's a starkly different picture. The number of households in the U.S. above that threshold has dropped by at least 500,000 as of Friday, according to research firm Spectrem Group.
  • The tandem financial and health crises wrought by COVID-19 have disproportionately eroded the fortunes of the wealthy, who are more likely to own equities than the overall population.
  • At the end of 2019, the top 1% of households owned 53.5% of equities and mutual fund shares, according to Federal Reserve statistics.
  • The losses affected the rich at every level, from the mass affluent to those worth more than $25 million, according to the report. The wealth destruction at the very top has been especially steep, with the top 1% of households losing over $7.9 Trillion in wealth so far in 2020.
50% of Americans Living Under Shelter In Place or Home Quarantine Orders https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-than-half-of-us-population-will-be-under-orders-to-stay-home-by-midweek
  • The majority of the public will be ordered to stay home in the coming days as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation.
  • A total of 13 states and at least 16 municipalities have enacted measures to keep residents inside their homes to prevent the spread of the virus, according to CNN.
  • That number, which amounts to 148,577,262 people, or 45% of the population, is expected to grow this week as five more states and nine more municipalities institute additional measures.
  • After the new orders go into effect, a total of 176,385,537 people, or 54% of the population, will be asked to stay home.
  • Many states and cities have not named a specific date, although some, such as LA County and the State of New York, have identified April 19th as the target 'end' of the at-home quarantine orders.
Uniformed Military Personnel Set Up Make-shift Morgue Outside NYC Hospital https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/makeshift-morgue-for-coronavirus-victims-set-up-outside-nyc-hospital/
  • In a scene reminiscent of Hollywood disaster movies (and more recently China, Italy and Spain), US Military personnel have set up a tent-based morgue outside of Bellvue Hospital in NYC.
  • Two refrigerated trailers were trucked to the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV with a printed sign labeled: "MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER."
  • A team of men wearing camouflage fatigues and face masks set up a series of white tents that form a tunnel to a larger, white tent.
  • Other men wearing jackets that identified them as members of the NYPD and the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were also at the scene.
  • A source familiar with the operation said that additional refrigerated trailers would be brought to the site and that similar set-ups would be built up outside other hospitals.
  • "The plan is for them to be there and throughout the city," the source said, with as many as 6 temporary morgue locations near hospitals in New York City.
UV Rays Proven to Destroy SARS-Cov-2 Virus https://www.accuweather.com/en/health-wellness/what-infection-rates-in-iceland-and-australia-may-reveal-about-how-covid-19-could-spread-in-the-us/707057
  • The infection rate for COVID-19 is 22 times higher in Iceland as compared to Australia.
  • The research comes as scientists in Hong Kong demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is easily destroyed with UV light, just like all other known Coronaviruses.
  • "Direct exposure to UV light breaks down the membrane that houses the RNA of the virus," Dr Lon Kiang, lead researcher of the study said. Without the membrane, the virus cannot attach itself to healthy cells in the human body.
  • "This was expected, but is still certainly good news," he said.
  • Researchers said the findings may indicate that the virus will have a harder time spreading during warmer summer months, when more UV light strikes surfaces, including clothing and human skin, which may contain viral particles.
  • Scientists warned against directly and intentionally exposing skin to UV lights, which can cause burns and carries other risks, such as Cancer.

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Diagnosed with pneumonia and coronavirus, Rio Giardinieri, 52, was admitted to the ICU at Joe DiMaggio hospital in South Florida. After more than a week without showing any improvement, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do. Desperately ill, Giardinieri started saying his "goodbyes" to family and friends.

That's when a friend told him there was a potential "cure" for coronavirus, an anti-malaria drug called hydroxycloroquine. Though doctors at the hospital said they couldn't prescribe hydroxycloroquine, they put Giardinieri in touch with an infectious disease doctor who authorized the use. The next morning, he says he woke up feeling "absolutely perfect."

Giardinieri joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to share his remarkable story and to weigh in on why he thinks information about this promising treatment for COVID-19 isn't being made more readily available.

"I'm not a scientist. I'm not a doctor. I can just tell you how I feel. And I know that I was not doing well. In my mind, I didn't believe I was going to be here by the morning," Giardinieri said. "I don't know what else to attribute [for recovery] but that medicine ... and it's not just me that it's worked for. There're many people this has worked for. So, you know, I certainly understand the hospital's position. They may not be too happy me telling the story. But the facts are the facts."

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