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.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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