Glenn Beck: Palin rallies Boston Tea Party

GLENN: So, Sarah Palin was out at the Tea Parties yesterday up in Boston and she was talking about energy and, look, there's just she is really good on energy. She knows her stuff on energy. However, you know, this is the highlight that was pulled from the speech and it doesn't I mean, it just doesn't sound you know, it just doesn't good on energy. So, listen to the way now she's being sound byted. Somebody who really knows about energy. Listen to this.

PALIN: Let's drill, baby, drill, not stall, baby, stall. You betcha. Yes. Yes.

GLENN: I mean

PALIN: Drill, baby, drill.

CROWD: Drill, baby, drill. Drill, baby, drill. Drill, baby, drill.

PALIN: Otherwise, you want to see us keep bowing to the Saudis and calling Chavez, asking them to ramp up resource development for us to fuel America? No. We have the ingenuity. We have the best workers in the world. We have the care for the environment and God knows we have the resources. He created them for our use right here in America.

GLENN: Okay. Everything she said I agree with, everything she said. I mean, word for word. But maybe it's just the Tea Party and the clip, you know. She's at a big rally. I don't like big I hate it when people are all, like, chanting stuff, you know, because it never translates well into a sound byte. It always makes people look ridiculous.

PAT: The fired up, ready to go thing is a good example of that.

GLENN: A great example. Fired up? Ready to go. Fired up? Ready to go. Stop it. Stop. That is not presidential, President Obama, and that's exactly what I did. But I agree with everything she says. I just wish there was an opportunity for her to lay it out the way I know she can lay it out and in these speeches like this, I think it just it doesn't help her. It doesn't help her. Would you agree, Stu, or am I being too sensitive on this?

STU: Well, I mean, you know, I didn't see the whole speech. And you're right, though, it's not a it's not an opportunity to, you know, have a serious, you know, conversation about, you know, policies and specifics. It's one of those things to rile people up and get people excited for the movement and everything else, which I think is fine, but, I mean, I like to see people, you know, treat her more seriously, you know, like it's one of those things like people

GLENN: I would like her to treat herself more seriously

STU: To not do speeches like this?

GLENN: No, no much I think maybe et cetera just that I would like to see her do a something of substance. I would like to see her do a special on energy that she wrote and produced.

STU: Yeah. I mean, that would she'll have an opportunity, hopefully, to do something like that at FOX. I would love to see this. This is one of those things, you know, they would blow away 90% of the politicians out there on this issue. She knows this issue.

GLENN: Yeah. Inside and out

STU: But, you know, I guess you're not going to get that, especially from what the media pulls from are a Tea Party speech. I mean, geez. Talk about narrowing it down.

Glenn: Now, here is the here's a problem. And maybe she is just so busy demanding water.

PAT: Can you believe that?

GLENN: I couldn't.

PAT: Thank goodness somebody uncovered what a diva she really is.

GLENN: It is amazing to me. In her rider, she demands water at the podium.

PAT: Woah.

GLENN: Yeah. No. When she's giving, like a 40 minute speech, she demands water.

PAT: For free or is she going to pay for it?

GLENN: Probably free.

STU: Does she wanted it bottled or does she just want a cup, because if they if she wanted it bottled

GLENN: She specifies

PAT: Does it come from Fiji so it's, you know, climate controlled?

GLENN: If she says bottled water, oh, what a diva. Then she also wants to fly, wants to fly first class, but she's willing to fly coach. Now, just for security reasons, just for security reasons

PAT: She should be on a private plane.

GLENN: you can't secure I mean, believe me, I mean, we were talking did my wife and I were talking about going someplace the other way and we were, like, just get on it. Let's just go to the airport and get a plane. We can't do it. You cannot secure public figures, controversial public figures, you can't secure them in an airport and on a flight. You can't do it.

STU: Especially Sarah Palin. It's not like she's just, you know, some unknown Congresswoman from, you know I mean, she's huge. Everybody know who she is. And half of the country loves her and half of the country can't stand her.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Maybe, maybe you can do that and do it in first class. I mean I mean I just can't imagine going into coach and seeing Sarah Palin sitting next to you and just luck of the draw, because many times she just travels. She just goes.

STU: Uh huh.

GLENN: I think it's nuts.

STU: Yeah. She says she wants first class if she's flying all the way from Anchorage. If she's in the lower 48 already and she's going to somewhere else in the lower 48, she's willing to accept coach. That is

PAT: That's unbelievable

STU: That's unbelievable. That's Sarah Palin

STU: That's as undiva as you can get.

GLENN: I'm never seen anything like that. And instead of the story being, What? Is she crazy? It's look at how diva like she is. She's willing in the lower 48 to fly coach!

Stu: And, again, I mean I understand that coach you know, to the average but this is a person who, A, she's got I mean, she has a huge book. She's made plenty of money. She is, you know, going to a speech where she's probably getting paid a lot of money, but beyond that, it's just the security issue.

GLENN: I mean, that's all it is. That's all it is.

STU: Obviously for her it is. I mean, if you're a really wealthy person and you're used to, what, your whole life you've been flying first class and you want to go fly like, do you think Bill Clinton is flying coach?

PAT: We know Al Gore flies a private jet to these places. And I don't begrudge him that at all. I don't care. It's the fact that he tells everybody not to do that. And then does it him they feel that hacks me off.

GLENN: Yeah. I have no problem. Al Gore wants to

PAT: No problem. I don't care. I don't care if your house is 20,000 square feet. It's when you're telling everybody else to live in a shack because you're consuming 20 times the average amount of carbon everybody else is.

GLENN: I don't begrudge anybody from living the life.

PAT: No.

GLENN: I mean, Rush Limbaugh, he lives the life, man.

STU: Absolutely.

GLENN: He lives the life. But he also pays for it in more ways than you can imagine. I mean, when you get to the size of Rush Limbaugh, you ain't going anyplace. You're just not going anyplace. Now, God bless Sarah Palin, you know, being able to still do it. I don't know how. I don't know how.

PAT: I don't, either. She must get all kinds of flack from

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: Yeah, she's going to get the adulation, Oh, Sarah, I love you, but she's going to get the other side, too, in a really ugly and nasty way, especially when you're in coach and you're subjected to just everybody. It's, like

GLENN: Well, you're subjected to the point is you're subjected to that in first class, too. You probably she probably has a better time

PAT: It's just easier for people to secure that air.

GLENN: She would probably rather be in coach than in first class.

PAT: That's probably true.

GLENN: She probably gets more trouble in first class than she does in coach.

STU: But it's a you're right, Pat. It's one of those things that's security.

PAT: If you have people

GLENN: If you're traveling with three, four people, then you could all sit together.

PAT: I don't even she that she did that.

GLENN: I don't think so. I've seen her just show up. The guy who because we have to have when we go to the airport, we have to have a certain driver because he's got security clearance and everything else and so we have this driver who takes you know, whenever we go traveling someplace and we've got all the stuff, to drop us off at the airport, we have to have this guy. Well, he is also Sarah Palin's driver when she comes in town. He looks looked at me and he said, Mr. Beck, I know you know Mrs. Palin and I said, Yes. And he said, Would you please, please tell her to have security? And I said, I beg your pardon? He said. She got off a plane. I met her for the plane. She got off the plane all by herself. She gets into the car. She said the kids are coming and everything else and so I take her to Serendipity. She has nobody with her. They're just going to go have banana splits. He says, when I went to pick her up, I said, Please, please, please, call me before you exit the place. He said, she didn't because, you know, it's Alaska.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And she just is calling up and she's, like, Hey, where are you? And he said, By the time I got around the corner, because sometimes coming around the corner I'm not kidding you will take you 45 minutes in New York. So, by the time he comes around the corner, it's, like, 10 minutes later. By the time he comes around the corner, there's a mob around her. I mean, it's not I mean, the world has changed. The world has changed

STU: I think it's partially a function of being married to Todd Palin, because usually when you're walking around with him, he'll just gut you if you say something to her.

GLENN: I think she would, too.

STU: Maybe you're right.

GLENN: I don't think she is a pushover. I really don't. I mean, you she's from Alaska.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: She is a wilderness woman. So, you know, don't screw with her. But also let's remember the world has changed and that I mean who was it saw just recently? I saw somebody just recently and

PAT: So did I. Is that weird? Have you seen somebody?

GLENN: Oh, shut up. I'm trying to remember who it was, but there was somebody who was she controversial and they were

STU: There's a somebody right now. It's you.

PAT: Hey, Hey. Sorry. Go ahead.

GLENN: You're not really helpful.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: It was somebody I saw and, you know, they were a controversial figure and a political figure. I'm trying to remember who it was and they just they were all by themselves and I thought, don't these politicians know that the world has changed? Don't they read the blogs? Don't they see what's going on? Don't they don't they get the same don't they get the same phone calls from the FBI that I get? I mean, it's not it's not safe anymore, to be a public figure and to just, oh, I'm just going to grab my coat and go. It's just not

STU: It's because of all of the Tea Party members that are white and angry.

GLENN: She doesn't need security because they're the only dangerous ones and they like her.


 

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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."

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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.

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"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."

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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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