Glenn Beck: First Lady calls her kids fatties

GLENN: So here's Michelle Obama talking about her daughter's weight. Is this yesterday?

PAT: Yeah, I think it was yesterday.

GLENN: Listen to this.



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MICHELLE OBAMA: So even though I wasn't exactly sure at that time what I was supposed to do with this information about my children's BMI, I knew that I had to do something that

PAT: And that's not even weight! BMI, her body mass index?

GLENN: How do you even measure that? Stu, do you know?

PAT: Stu, might know. Stu, do you

GLENN: Is this where they put you in a pool?

PAT: I think it's your weight by your height by

STU: Yeah, I think it's a weight/height situation.

GLENN: Oh, my body index must be

PAT: My body mass index is all fat.

GLENN: No, that's body fat.

PAT: Oh, that's body fat.

GLENN: That's when they put you in the pool, right, because fat floats?

PAT: I don't know.

STU: Yeah, just height and weight are the only ones.

PAT: I don't know. Who even knows their children's BMI? I mean

GLENN: Especially her daughters because her daughters

PAT: That's tiny.

GLENN: Who's taking their daughters' BMI because they're not fat.

STU: My understanding, too, is that BMI is not designed for children. It doesn't even work.

PAT: I don't think it is.

STU: It's just for adults.

PAT: Maybe a doctor or like a fitness instructor or something.

GLENN: You know what? Could you find that out for sure? Because this first lady, her job is to stop obesity in children. And if she's talking about BMI and it's not even supposed to be used for children, that's pretty dangerous.

STU: Hold on. Let me

GLENN: You want to talk about giving kids a complex. Now you've got the First Lady talking about I mean, no offense. Your arms are all that, but... but... hmmm?

PAT: Excuse me?

GLENN: I'm just leaving it there.

PAT: All right. So you're

GLENN: So let's not take on your let's not take

PAT: Your arms are all that, but... that's weird.

GLENN: Why do you focus on the butt?

PAT: No, I wasn't. I was just

GLENN: I'm just saying your arms are all that, but...

PAT: I was looking for, you know, like a conjunction there of

GLENN: Oh, some additional information?

PAT: Conjunction junction.

GLENN: Maybe you should leave your kids alone.

PAT: Okay, all right, good.

GLENN: Maybe your kids don't need to have the arms.

PAT: I was just going back to Schoolhouse Rock, conjunction junction, what's your function, hooking to parts of a sentence.

GLENN: And what are some of those conjunctions that you'd use?

PAT: Like but, you know, would be one... is all.

GLENN: But... leave your kids alone.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Here she is. She goes on.

PAT: But she didn't leave her kids alone.

MICHELLE OBAMA: I had to lead our family to a different way. But the beauty was that

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Hold on. So she had to lead the way. She led the way.

PAT: To a different way.

GLENN: To a different way. Okay, all right, got it.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Just a few months we started really minor changes. And I share this story because the changes were so minor.

GLENN: Yes.

MICHELLE OBAMA: We did things like, you know, limit TV time. My kids were already fairly active but, you know

GLENN: But.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We cut TV time out during the week and that helped increase activity because they would just

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Didn't her husband say cut out TV time, people stop watching the news?

PAT: Seems to be a theme.

GLENN: Let's get the kids, let's not watch the TV.

PAT: I think the thing is she told us during the campaign that Barack wouldn't allow us to do certain things, didn't she?

GLENN: Where? Where did she

MICHELLE OBAMA: And Barack Obama will require you to work.

PAT: He will require us to work.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Is going to demand.

PAT: Demand.

MICHELLE OBAMA: that you shed your cynicism.

PAT: Shed.

MICHELLE OBAMA: That you put down your divisions.

PAT: Put down.

MICHELLE OBAMA: That you come out of your isolation.

PAT: Come out.

MICHELLE OBAMA: That you move our your comfort zone.

PAT: Move out.

MICHELLE OBAMA: That you push yourselves

PAT: Push.

MICHELLE OBAMA: to be better. And that you engage.

PAT: Engage.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual.

PAT: Never allow. That's nine demands Barack was going to make on us and obviously one of those is our eating habits.

GLENN: I like that.

PAT: And don't watch TV.

GLENN: Stu, do you have the update on the BMI?

STU: Yeah, the standard way they do BMI does not apply to children, which is basically what I was remembering. They do have a measure of it. It's just kind of rated differently. It's a little

GLENN: What's my BMI?

STU: How many I'm going to have to pull up several commas.

GLENN: 226 .

STU: Okay, hold on a second.

GLENN: And I'm 226, and I'm 6, I like to say 6' 3".

STU: Yeah, you like.

GLENN: My driver's license says 6' 2" but I like to say 6' 3" because it helps my BMI.

STU: It would help your BMI. Okay. 6' 3".

GLENN: No, 6' 2"

STU: And how many pounds?

GLENN: 226.

STU: 226? 226 plus what?

GLENN: Hmmm? No, 226.

STU: That would give you a 29 BMI. Congratulations, you are not obese! Yeah!

GLENN: I'm not obese?

STU: You're only overweight.

GLENN: I'm not obese? The guy who was standing at the mirror brushing my teeth going, I've got to sit down, this is too much work.

STU: (Laughing). No. Well, a lot of

GLENN: Wait a minute. This is great news! Break out the buttercake!

STU: Yeah, you can

GLENN: This is good! I'm not obese! How many pounds can I gain before I am obese?

STU: I'm working on that here.

GLENN: No, hang on. There's a difference between obese and morbidly obese. I've got obese. I've got all obese to pass through.

PAT: Before you have to start worrying about a diet!

GLENN: I'm going, I mean, what am I, just kind of like plump?

STU: My understanding is well, the calculator I'm looking at here is

GLENN: Is it solar powered?

STU: It is not.

GLENN: Save the planet. Do your part. Little steps. They may seem, they may seem so small that you may not even notice, but they all add up in the end. Please only use the solar powered calculators.

STU: I don't know that the official BMI has an obese rating. You can go all the way to 233 and you'll still only be overweight.

PAT: Do mine. 4' 11".

GLENN: Wait, wait, where do I have to get to? Hang on.

PAT: 4' 11" and 438 pounds.

GLENN: Wait. Where do I go, what do I have to be at not overweight?

STU: So if you just want to be normal weight?

GLENN: Normal weight.

STU: Hold on. I'm going to have to do a little, a couple of calculations here.

GLENN: Do what because my normal weight, when I do TV, you know, when I first started doing TV and I cared, I was at 205.

STU: You would still be overweight.

GLENN: You've got to be kidding me.

STU: No.

PAT: 6' 2," 205 is overweight?

STU: 6' 2," 205 is overweight.

PAT: Really? Wow.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? This is how screwed up this thing is? Because at 205 do you remember when I started TV how many times

PAT: You looked great. You looked great.

GLENN: Okay, that's disturbing. But you know how many times people came up to me and said have a sandwich, really, have a sandwich.

STU: Yeah, they were trying to make you feel good. But honestly...

GLENN: (Laughing).

STU: You did actually look like really, I would say healthy.

GLENN: They were I was always at a Subway they said that.

STU: You would have to go, Glenn, at 6' 2" you would have to drop all the this is unbelievable. You would have to drop down to 194 to be at the very upper end of normal weight.


PAT: Wow.

STU: That's insanity. You would look bizarre at 194.

GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. I'd have to be at 194 to be what?

STU: At the very upper limits of normal weight. (Laughing).

GLENN: What's the wait. What's the next level down?

STU: Underweight?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: If you go to underweight, you'd have to be let's see. I'm just throwing numbers in here to see what I can get here.

GLENN: So the upper weight is 194? So for me to be at normal weight, to be at normal weight, the fattest I could get is 194?

STU: Yes. This calculator

GLENN: This is crazy.

STU: Maybe I'm in the wrong calculator. I'm starting to reconsider this calculator because it says

GLENN: It's electric powered, it works. If it's solar powered, then all of your facts will be wrong.

STU: This is powered by biofuel. So I don't know if it's going to work. But it says that if you were 6' 2," which you are, and weighed 145, you would still qualify as normal weight.

PAT: 6' 2," 145! Come on. There's no way. There's no way.

GLENN: What kind of weird

PAT: I mean, if you are a woman maybe.

GLENN: model are you? If you're a woman? 6' 2" and 145 if you're a woman? What, do they not have bones? But no man could be 6' 2" and 145 and look normal or be normal.

STU: Maybe this is a woman calculator.

GLENN: Who are you to say what normal is? You...

PAT: I'm the guy on the radio.

GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute.

PAT: And if it's on the radio, it's so

GLENN: No woman could be 145 pounds and 6' 2" well, no woman could be 6' 2" and normal. Let's just leave it at that. You've got to shave, you've got to I don't know if you take just a little bit of their thighbone out or what you have to remove. They need to be shortened a little bit.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: But no woman could be 6' 2" and 145 pounds and look healthy. Do you think? They've got to be at least 110.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: See, this is the kind of joke where my daughter and my wife just look at me with disgust!

STU: Right. And then you go

GLENN: No, but seriously that would be way too skinny.

STU: At 6' 2," 145? Well, you figure

GLENN: For a woman.

STU: You figure the supermodels, though, legitimately are like 6' 1," 110.

GLENN: They are freaks.

PAT: Do you remember we met Elle MacPherson, she towered over I think both of us.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: She was like 6' 2"?

GLENN: I don't know. I kind of blocked that. It was so embarrassing.

PAT: The way she was hitting on me?

GLENN: On me, yeah, I know, it was crazy. No, but she was very tall.

PAT: Very tall.

GLENN: And very thin.

STU: I am looking at the CDC website now and it is confirming that 6' 2," 145 is normal weight.

PAT: Wow, that's amazing.

STU: That does not seem possible. For a woman I would say I agree with you. That's not absurd for a woman, I think.

PAT: No, I don't think it is.

STU: It's definitely thin but it's not

PAT: It would be thin.

STU: But for a dude?

GLENN: How much does your wife weigh?

PAT: My wife?

GLENN: Yeah. He would save he's actually thinking about telling me! That was a test, man! What, are you crazy? Jeez! He was thinking about it. He was like, well, let me think. Don't think! "I don't know, she's beautiful, she's wonderful, she's perfect."

PAT: Because she is. I mean, I'm sure she wouldn't mind. 189.

GLENN: He sounds like Barack Obama. "She's perfect and I'm sure she wouldn't... mind. I... think I'm okay."

PAT: She weighs 206. She looks great.

GLENN: But you have to remember she's 8' 7".

PAT: Yes, yes.

GLENN: Back in a second.

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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