Glenn Beck: Common Sense Porn



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GLENN: But there was something else, Pat. What was it?

PAT: The Chris Christie porn.

GLENN: Oh, Chris Christie porn. Oh, boy.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

STU: Again, can I protest again the name? Common sense porn, which you said it, it was your quote.

GLENN: No.

STU: It's a great way to sell that.

GLENN: No, I think Chris Christie is the key here. Common sense, sure, yeah.

STU: It is common sense.

GLENN: But Chris Christie himself, a politician saying the things that he says? I mean, you know, just dingdong, pizza delivery, man. I mean, it is —

PAT: Come in. Oh, hello, Chris.

GLENN: It really, it really is. Go ahead, give me a little bit of this before we take a break.

PAT: All right.

CHRISTIE: We know that there's over five million people trapped and over 10,000 failing public schools around America and I use the word trapped and I use it directly. They are trapped by an educational bureaucracy, they are trapped by a selfish, self interested, greedy school union that cares more about putting money in their own pocket and in the pockets of members than they care about educating our most vulnerable and needy children around the country.

PAT: Thank you. Thank you.

GLENN: Listen to him. Who says this?

CHRISTIE: And by those children, I mean very clearly as you know, more than 50% of those children that we're talking about are in our largest cities and they do not graduate. 50% of the children in our largest cities in America never graduate from high school.

GLENN: That's obscene.

CHRISTIE: Now in New Jersey in the city of Newark we are expending $24,000 per pupil in public money.

GLENN: Holy cow!

CHRISTIE: For an absolutely disgraceful public education system.

PAT: Wow, is that good stuff.

STU: Yeah. One of the things they did in New Jersey, a little bit, might be shady on the details here because I'm kind of remembering it from something I read but basically at one point there were these poor cities that didn't have enough money for their schools and that was the case. That's why they were underperforming. So they started having this sort of New Jersey state fund which all the other communities would dump into and then that money would go only to the poorest schools.

GLENN: You are not saying that it went corrupt.

STU: Not only did it not go corrupt.

GLENN: No.

STU: But also they dumped money. The amount of money they are spending on these schools is a fortune and, of course, it hasn't improved performance at all.

GLENN: Play the one from last week where the teacher stood up who made $86,000 a year and was bitching that she wants to make $82,000 a year at least.

PAT: Yeah, okay.

GLENN: I mean, it was just a — go ahead.

VOICE: You are not compensating me for my education and you are not compensating me for my experience. That's —

VOICE: Well, you know what? Then you don't have to do it. I mean, the simple fact of the matter is —

GLENN: Go to the private sector.

PAT: Yeah, don't do it. Duh.

VOICE: I do it because I like it.

GLENN: The simple fact of the matter is this —

VOICE: Teachers do it because they love it. That's the only reason that I do it.

VOICE: Well, and you — listen. And teachers go into it knowing what the pay scale is.

VOICE: That's right, that's right.

VOICE: Teachers go into it knowing all that.

PAT: Then shut up about it if you knew it.

GLENN: Here's the thing. Here's the thing. If you go to a private sector, you won't have this argument. You won't have it. Because the market will bear the price and the market will also demand performance. The market won't allow you to have a job forever and ever and ever, no matter how much you suck at it. And the other teachers who don't suck at their job and want to be freed up to be able to teach children? Isn't it weird? They will celebrate you leaving. People don't want to be surrounded by losers. People don't want to be surrounded by people who hate their job who are miserable. People don't want to be trapped and not be able to do what they feel is right. People want to be free. Teachers want to be free. Teachers know what the problems are. Go to the private sector, gang. Go to the private sector and you won't have these arguments. "Oh, well, yeah, you got..." $24,000 per student? In New Jersey?

PAT: That's insane. That's insane.

GLENN: Where 50% don't graduate? What are you doing?

STU: Yeah, hundreds of thousands of dollars per classroom.

GLENN: In classrooms.

PAT: It just shows, throw money at it, doesn't work.

GLENN: By the way, our SAT scores have been going down so far, so fast. Started in the 1960s, 1962 or '63, which is surprisingly the same year that we chased God out of the schools. But the SAT scores, do you know when our SAT scores were doing well back in the 1950s, when things were actually happening? Do you know the class size I think was 36? We didn't seem to have a problem with that. Now it's if you don't have a class size of one on one, you're in trouble. And the teachers are complaining. And look, I get it. I get it. It's not the teacher's fault. It's not just the parents' fault. It's all of our faults. But let's actually talk about real change here. Not just spending more money. Giving, you know, another program or giving — it's not going to solve it. It's not going to solve it. It doesn't work. So let's stop doing it. Let's get out of the insane. And let me again quote James Garfield. The truth will set you free but first it will make you miserable. You don't want to deal with these things. We don't want to have these conversations. But we must. If you want to fix it, you've got to look at the truth. And it will set you free, but the first thing it's going to do is piss you off and make you miserable.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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