Glenn Beck's American Revival
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VOICE: Let's listen to President Obama.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: People can be assured that the FBI and their partners in this process have all the tools and experience they need to learn everything we can and that includes what, if any, connection this individual has to terrorist groups and that includes collecting critical intelligence as we work to disrupt any future attacks. Justice will be done and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect the American people. Attorney General Eric Holder and other members of my national security team are going to be providing more details but let me say this: This incident is another sobering reminder of the times in which we live. Around the world and here at home there are those who would attack our citizens and who would slaughter innocent men, women and children in pursuit of their murderous agenda. They will stop at nothing to kill and disrupt our way of life. But once again an attempted attack has been failed. It has failed because ordinary citizens were vigilant and reported suspicious activity to the authorities. It failed because these authorities, global, state and federal, acted quickly and did what they are trained to do. I've had the opportunity to personally thank some citizens and law enforcement officers whose quick thinking may have saved hundreds of lives, and this suspect has been apprehended because of close and effective coordination on every level including our joint terrorism task force and U.S. customs and border protection.
Finally New Yorkers have reminded us once again of how to live with their heads held high. We know the game of those who try to carry out these attacks to force us to live in fear and thereby amplifying the effects of their attacks, even those that fail. But as Americans and as a nation, we will not be terrorized. We will not cower in fear, we will not be intimidated. We will be vigilant, we will work together and we will protect and defend the country we love to ensure a safe and prosperous future for our people. That's what I intend to do as president and that's what we will do as a nation. Of course, expanding prosperity is what you work for at the business council. So I'm pleased to have this opportunity
GLENN: Okay, let me tell you something. I find that really offensive the part about New Yorkers teaching us how to not live in fear, really offensive. I feel like I'm a New Yorker now, and I'm grumpy enough today to be a New Yorker that everybody thinks New Yorkers are like. First of all, New Yorkers are no different than anybody else. New Yorkers are some of the friendliest people that you'll find anywhere around the country. While they are not going to invite you over for some nice sweet tea like we make it here in New York, they are some of the nicest people that you would meet. They are. Stu's giving me a funny look.
STU: Yeah, I'm here, too, and I disagree.
GLENN: Oh, I disagree with you. I think New Yorkers
STU: There are New Yorkers that are nice, but
PAT: I will say this. I think this city's changed since 2001. Don't you? I mean, the first time we were here well, in the general vicinity, it was not.
GLENN: No, you are thinking
PAT: Not the same.
GLENN: You are not thinking New York. You are thinking New England. New England is cold.
PAT: So is New York.
STU: I think so. I was in Nashville two weeks ago and there was quite a different vibe from the people. But that doesn't mean it's bad. I love New Yorkers. I mean, you know, it's rough and it's you do stuff, it's bottom line.
GLENN: It's coming from a place where I always thought I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and New York was like, what the hell you talking about?
STU: They are not cartoon characters.
GLENN: No, I will tell you that many of them are cartoon characters, but they will also give you the shirt off your back.
GLENN: If you are a decent human being and you are in trouble, man.
PAT: That is true.
GLENN: New York I'd rather have a bunch of New York New Yorkers that get it. You mix New Yorkers that get it with Texans and they will kick the ass of anybody else. You disagree with that?
PAT: No, not as long as Texas is in there.
GLENN: Yeah, you got Texans, you got Texans, you know, and they are never going to stop. But New Yorkers, you get some New Yorkers on a battlefield, I want Texans and New Yorkers. I want to be able to hand select the New Yorkers because I don't want anyone from Central Park. But I want New Yorkers. I want construction workers who are like, "I don't think you are talking to me, eh?" I want that guy. And those people will give you the shirt off their back. They are not going to let you take it. And they have seen an awful lot and they are tired of the bullcrap. They don't take any bullcrap because they are shoveled bullcrap all the time. And for this president to say, "And New Yorkers have shown us," you know what? Pipe down. Pipe down. New Yorkers don't have a choice. We live here, we work here. Many of us work here because you've got to work here. You work here because this is the place where your business has to be located. But we're not happy about it. We love New York. There is no place better and no place worse in America than New York. It is simultaneously the best city and the worst city in America. It is. Well, no, Detroit. Okay, it's bottom ten of bad cities. It's not the worst. You know what I'm saying?
PAT: But definitely number one in many ways.
GLENN: Many ways.
PAT: There's no question.
GLENN: You know, I never, ever thought I would feel this way. But I go to other places, I go to the middle of the country and I love, I love small town America. And I love, I love Texas. I love Utah. I love Idaho, Wyoming. Love them. Love them. But I have to tell you, after about a week there, you are kind of like, okay, there's kind of missing stuff to do. You know what I mean? There's more
STU: It's a different vibe.
GLENN: It's a totally different vibe.
STU: Yeah, for different reasons.
GLENN: Totally different vibe. And it's great. That also makes it the worst place because after about a week here, you are like, okay, I think my head's going to explode. Okay? But we live here and we work here, and we're the ones that are, we're vigilant. We think about it all the time. We think about, you know, you see something and you are like, well, what the hell. And most of the time, at least for me, I look at things and go, well, what the hell is what is anybody doing about that? Oh, that doesn't look like a problem. Look like a problem to anybody else? And it's political correctness from the government that has us stop things. And for the hang on.
STU: What's your problem with what he said?
GLENN: Because I'm dragging an awful lot of baggage on what this man has done overseas, what this man has done to our Homeland Security, how many times Fort Hood still sticks in my craw. You don't give shout out to your friends while you have somebody
GLENN: Don't even start with it. And then you have Bloomberg yesterday jumping, once again New Yorkers New Yorkers know what the score is. We know what the score is. This is the man who wanted to bring a terror trial to New York! What do you think that was going to do to our security, Mr. President? What do you think that would have done? And then you have the mayor of New York saying this yesterday.
MAYOR BLOOMBERG: Maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda
MAYOR BLOOMBERG: that doesn't like the healthcare bill or something. It could be anything.
GLENN: Let me tell you something. You get a home grown terrorist in New York, you get a Timothy McVeigh in New York, New Yorkers and I'll be right with it would tear them apart. Tear them apart. I wasn't here for 9/11. I was here two weeks after. It's a memory I will never, ever get out of my mind, ever. I have friends that can't even go to Lower Manhattan anymore. It was such a trauma to them. And this guy? This guy is tipping the hat to New Yorkers? Thanks very much. Keep your hat on. If there's anybody that needs to be if there's anybody that needs to be pointed out here, first of all, the hot dog vendor. God forbid we know his name because this damn city under Bloomberg will go check his license, will make sure that all of the taxes are paid. They will make sure that there's no trans fats in the hot dogs. He will make this guy's life miserable.
PAT: Better not have salt with him in his little vending thing. What do they call those? Well, they're vending things, I think.
GLENN: Hot dog stands.
PAT: Hot dog vending stands.
PAT: Thank you.
STU: You're welcome.
PAT: That's the elusive word. Cart's a tough one.
PAT: Whew, thank you, Stu.
GLENN: If there is anybody else, it's the New York cops.
GLENN: I have to tell you something.
PAT: They're good.
GLENN: I don't know how these cops do it. I don't know how you live in this city and you are a cop for, what, $35,000 a year? $35,000 a year and you are expected to kick somebody's door in? Your family can't even live in the city because you can't live on $35,000 a year. You are putting on a vest every day because some dope is going to kill you. You fire your gun in this city? God forbid you protect yourself, God forbid. How these cops do it in this city. And let me tell you something. You go in up, if you are in listening to us in New York City, you go up to the cops and you thank them. We need to be the people again of 9/12. We need to remember. These guys are going to be put right in between us. They already are. They are already in Arizona they have got the union activists having bottles thrown at the cops. You've got them strung out in Los Angeles. You are calling this president is not calling the people of Arizona because the law states. You to the to pull somebody over. You've got to suspect them for something else. They have to be pulled over or stopped for another infraction and then and only then can you ask them, "So it's not the people that this president is calling a racist and the unions are calling a racist. It is the police officer." And this guy has a pattern of not trusting the police officers. So don't please, Mr. President, don't insult me and compliment the police officers, "Oh, well, they didn't act stupidly this time; they got it done. Well, they weren't acting racist this time." If any of those police officers would have said, that guy is a Pakistani, oh, we why the racism! So please don't insult us. And the FBI, again I know people at the FBI. I've worked with the people at the FBI in Manhattan. Because they've had to protect me and my family a few times. These guys get it. They are vigilant, they are sharp, they know the score and they are doing their job, and thank you, FBI. Eric Holder, go pound sand. Bloomberg, go pound sand. Mr. President, with all due respect, go pound sand. Okay. I have that off my chest now. Let's
PAT: Good thing you gave him all due respect.
STU: Yeah, the respect was there. I mean, the sand pounding.
PAT: I mean, you pound sand with respect.
GLENN: You know why I said with all due respect? Because it slowed the freight train down.
GLENN: If I wouldn't have said that, I might have said something else.
STU: That is the function of that phrase, too, is to just give you enough time to reconsider.
PAT: With all due respect.
GLENN: Reconsider, be a decent human being.
STU: Say it with a softer tone, that's all.
GLENN: I don't know about the softer tone.
STU: I thought it was just warm and cuddly.