Glenn Beck: We love labor!

GLENN: We have a couple of stories here we want to share with you on unions. Where do we start on audio, Pat?

PAT: Well, we have Liz Schuller who is, looks like she's the executive secretary of the AFL CIO talking about, talking about how we need to outreach to younger kids, the unions need to get involved telling young kids, as young as middle school, junior high and high school about the wonders of the unions.

VOICE: Have no healthcare. So I think, you know, it sort of makes the case for itself, but young people just aren't aware that the labor movement is alive and well and can be an advocate for them. So I'm putting a lot of stock in the fact that if we reach out to the next generation and particularly younger students in junior high, as young as junior high and high school to

VOICE: That's going to end up on Glenn Beck, by the way.

(Laughter)

GLENN: Yes, it is.

PAT: Well, yeah.

GLENN: And it should. Excuse me. I don't want labor unions are giant corporations reaching out to my children! Leave my children alone! And teaching my children that labor unions can be advocates for them!

PAT: Since when did special interests decide that it was their job to get into our schools and our children's heads and start indoctrinating them in the way they need to look at the world politically?

GLENN: I don't want, I don't want giant corporations doing it. I don't want political parties doing it.

PAT: If it were a giant corporation, it would wind up on Keith Olbermann and they wouldn't be... (laughing).

GLENN: You know what? And you know what's really sad? It should end up on Keith Olbermann, Glenn Beck, Rachel Maddow, Bill O'Reilly, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer. It should end up on all of them. Leave our children alone! But they know what's best. They know what's best.

Trumka last week, we told you about this speech. Trumka last week came out and said that I am preaching nothing but hate. I want you to know there's a difference between the truth and hate. Many people will confuse the truth with hate because it's been so long since they've heard anyone speak the truth. But it is not hate. It's just true. Labor unions are fighting for their lives. They have overpromised pensions. There is no way that you're going to be able to get your pension.

What was the stat in California with the firefighters? Where they had, they had firefighters working. It was some crazy, like $55,000 a year, something like that? But they could retire and their total retirement package was $3.8 million. You can't that's not possible! It's not possible. People believe that it was just would happen. It's not. It can't. And it needs to stop. Chris Christie in New Jersey, how long does that guy live? Seriously, how long does that guy survive? He's in New Jersey. He's got to break up the union pensions. Otherwise the State of New Jersey goes out.

Now teachers, I know this is hard. Firefighters, you did your job. I get it. I get it. If I don't if I do my job and I don't get paid, I'm angry, too. But we have to take a little bit of the responsibility of, you believed that you would get that? It makes no mathematical sense! People have known what the problem was with General Motors for a long time. Chrysler? How many times did we say, you can't do that! You can't have those wages! You can't have those pensions packages! You can't retire people and have them live like this forever. You can't do it! We've known that for a long time. So don't act surprised by it. I know it's tough. I know it's awful. But you know what's worse? The entire system shutting down.

Tonight on television I start a whole week of specials. We're going to cut the budget in half. People have been saying, oh, we just need to do spending. No small spending thing is going to fix this. I've already explained mutually assured economic destruction and how it was designed and announced in 1962. They did it for the right reasons. They did it for to stop nuclear war. However, they didn't think, what happens if the whole system is corrupt and we all go down together? That's what's happening. We're going to sink each other. We must spit ourselves out of the system that was designed to do what it's doing right now. But it's going to I tell you I'm not going to have a friend left by Friday. There's not going to be I mean, I don't know the people in my audience that are not going to be pissed at me by Friday. Because we're all going to hurt from this. The thing that no president will ever say to you, nor will he, nor will he, if you can't handle the truth. I believe you can. Tell your friends and neighbors, if you think they can handle the truth on how bad it is and what we have to do to get out, it's going to look like a radically different America but not a fundamental transformation. A restoration. We lay it out all this week.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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