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GLENN: In today's New York Times, The Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse For Rebellion on Right.

STU: Seems like a balanced beginning, isn't it?

GLENN: Pam Stout has not always lived in fear of her government. She remembers her years working in federal housing programs watching government lift struggling families and job training and education. She beams at the memory of helping a Vietnamese woman get into junior college. But all of that was before the Great Recession and the bank bailouts, before Barack Obama took the White House by promising sweeping... change. And multiple fronts before her son lost his job and his house, Mrs. Stout said she woke to see Washington as a threat, a place where crisis is manipulated, even manufactured by both parties to grab power. She was happily retired. She had never been active politically. But last April she went to her first tea party rally, then to a meeting of the Sandpoint Tea Party Patriots. She did not know a soul, yet when they began electing board members, she stood up, swallowed hard and nominated herself for president. "I was like, did I really just do that?" She recalled. Then she went even further. Darkness is about to envelope her. Worried about hyperinflation, social unrest or even martial law, she and her tea party members joined a coalition, Friends for Liberty that includes representatives from Glenn Beck's 9/12 project, the John Birch Society, Oathkeepers, a new player in a resurgent militia movement. Militia movement?

When Friends of Liberty held its first public event, Mrs. Stout listened as Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff, brought 1400 people to their feet with a speech about confronting a despotic federal government. Mrs. Stout said she feels as though she had been handed a roadmap to rebellion. Members of her family said she's disappeared down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories! But Mrs. Stout said she's never felt so engaged. "I can't go on being the shy quiet me. I need to stand up!" It goes on and on and on and on and on, for twelve pages. Frequently led by political neophytes who prize independents and tell strikingly similar stories of having been awakened by the recession.

Look, we're getting together: Okay, all right, here's our story. When the recession hit, we started worrying about jobs. "Nobody's going to believe that." Shhh! If we all say it, they will have to believe it. "But how about some of us say we were awakened on September 11th?" That's good, that's good. Let's go there. Some of you do the September 11th and I think and then some of you say you woke up at the border and then others will say the recession! We'll be able to fake them all out! It will be great! And then we will take over the world.

PAT: You know why they believe that way? Because that's how they operate.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: That's how the left operates.

GLENN: This is often the point when tea party supporters say they began listening to Glenn Beck. With his guidance they explored... the Federalist Papers! They explored exposés on the Federal Reserve! Some of them even looked into the works of Ayn Rand! And then there were those that went to constitutional seminars. It's true! Many describe emerging from their research as if reborn into a new reality. Some have gone so far as to stock up on ammunition, gold, survival, food, crazy! In anticipation of the worst for others, though, the transformation seems to amount to trying a new ideological outfit on, embracing the rhetoric and buying the books. By the way, Arguing with Idiots available at bookstores everywhere. Tea party leaders say they know their complaints about shredded constitutional principles and excessive spending ring hollow to some oh, I know given their relative passive nature of mostly the Bush years. In sum, though, their main answer: Strict adherence to the Constitution, would comfort every card carrying ACLU member. Yes, yes, it would. But their vision of the federal government that is frequently at odds with one that both parties have constructed. Yes. Has nothing to do with the White House having a new approach and attacking harder those that oppose the White House.

STU: Those couldn't be connected. There's no way those two could possibly be.

PAT: That is what I hate about you! You take two plus two and you'll tell us it equals four.

STU: Yeah!

PAT: That's so ridiculous!

GLENN: I know.

PAT: Just say two plus two and leave it alone!

GLENN: That's why I said completely unrelated.

PAT: Thank you. Okay.

GLENN: Man, you are a conspiracy theorist.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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