Glenn Beck: Friendship with England done?



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GLENN: Opinion piece. The special relationship with the United States and England is over. We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11th and now look how Barack Obama's administration is repaying us. First, Obama declared that America was neutral over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the island's populations. Second, his assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley stubbed Britain by failing to use the proper name, instead, calling them the Malvinas. I don't know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks. I'm normally pro American, but Mr. Obama's seeming support for the Argentinian aggressors who have no legitimate claim over the Falklands is gratuitously offensive. So, from today I'm boycotting America as a tourist destination. This summer I'll be going to France, not California. Let me be clear, the writer writes, Let me be clear, I am not normally in favor of boycotts and I love the American people. I holiday in their country regularly and I hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States, but the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies and something must be done to stop Obama's reckless foreign policy before he does if dirty on his allies on every issue.

I have if I may reverse Michelle Obama's quote, I, in my life, have never been so ashamed of my country. I have never, ever wanted to go overseas and apologize for our country. We have I've always despised people who have done that. I despised it with anybody, any celebrity, anybody goes over and bad mouths our country, but I have to tell you, I may apologize tonight to the entire world because they watch us all around the world on FOX. I may apologize for our country because it is not the American people that think that England is not our ally. I don't know what the hell. We didn't vote for we didn't vote for a President to pee all over our allies and that is exactly what this President is doing. With Great Britain, geez, not only the Falklands but this is exactly what the President did with Jerusalem, with Jerusalem. He's not calling the his aids are not calling the Falklands the Falklands. They're calling it a different name, but what is what happened in Israel? What is his name, Brennan?

PAT: Yeah. John Brennan.

GLENN: John Brennan, he's giving this speech and he doesn't call Jerusalem Jerusalem. Why? Call it the Arab name.

VOICE: In my travels, the city I've come to love the most is Al Quds.

GLENN: Al Quds. Al Quds. That's the Arab name for Jerusalem. I mean, if you're a pissed off Arab, who is, like, we're going to destroy that is Al Quds. Okay. Good. Good. Good. We have sided against all of the bad guys with Israel and we are poking England in the eye every step of the way. Not only did we return the bust of Winston Churchill, a clear slap in the face. My gosh, I'm sorry, England, a clear slap in the face. What did we give

PAT: How about the movie set, the Blockbuster movie set.

GLENN: We gave as a gift, we gave movies that they can't even watch in the DVR's over there.

PAT: Gave them, like, Porky's and

STU: Porky's Revenge.

GLENN: Then we gave the queen an iPod with speeches that Obama gave. Who doesn't want that? Oh, geez. Thanks. The queen should have said, Do you know how many of you people I have seen come through and when I say you people, I mean you Presidents. All of you Presidents, you come and go. I've been here since World War II. Take your iPod and put it where the sun don't shine.

PAT: She listens to a lot of those speeches while jogging, I guess.

GLENN: She does. I can see her with ear buds in.

STU: To be fair, they are remixed. It has a beat, at least.

PAT: Yeah. So, when he says he's been to all 57 states in that one speech, it's got a beat behind it.

GLENN: Yeah. So, that's really, really cool. Then the Falklands. Then BP. What he's saying about threatening to even take over BP or seize their assets, when he even mentions anything at all like that, BP's stock goes through the floor. Well, that hurts the pensioners in England.

STU: And here, by the way. Widely held here, as well. So, thanks for that.

GLENN: You've got that going for us. And then with absolutely no sense of irony at all, they really think they're going to clean up these beaches, they're going to clean up this mess? Do you know how much money that's going to cost? Are you ready for this quote? Do you know how much money that's going to cost? Those are unfunded liabilities. We need a law to be passed to ensure that they will pay those unfunded liabilities because they don't have the money to pay for all of that.

PAT: I'm not getting the irony of that.

GLENN: You're not getting the irony?

PAT: No, huh uh, no.

GLENN: Isn't that amazing?

STU: The problem is there's a possibly that BP might pay. So, they don't understand that situation. There's a chance they actually could come through with the money.

GLENN: That's unbelievable. He's sending SWAT teams out, not meeting with their CEOs. I mean, Great Britain, we learned something here in America after the wall fell down, in Tanagra. I can't

PAT: I wonder how many people get that dorky Star Trek reference. Not many.

GLENN: I don't know. But wait. Later on I'm going to be talking to you about the lithium that they found in Afghanistan.

PAT: In Afghanistan.

GLENN: And how disappointed I was that it wasn't dilithium crystals, because we could have finally had those warp engines. I got up this morning and I heard you know. I'm just kind of waking up here, lithium. Did we find dilithium crystals in Afghanistan? I knew it! I knew it! Star Trek is real. But that's a different story.

PAT: Yeah. It turned out it wasn't dilithium.

GLENN: It was just lithium. So, good. We can make more batteries. Fantastic. Let's give it to the Chinese. I really think what we learned when the Berlin Wall fell and when we stopped having the Cold War is Russians were not afraid of us and we weren't afraid of them. We didn't want to kill them. They didn't want to kill us. The governments might have wanted to do that, but we didn't. The Palestinians, the Palestinians are no different than you and me. They just want to live and raise their children, but their government wants to kill people for power. Our government, Great Britain, Germany, who we're telling you to spend more money, you're the only people on the planet besides Zimbabwe that understands hyperinflation. You live through it and somehow or the other, you survived, barely, but you survived. You still have people walking around or being wheeled around that remember hyperinflation, remember what it led to, and we come over to you, the people who actually proposed the Versailles treaty, that started it all? We come back over to you and say, yeah, you've got to spend more money. I apologize. I'm sorry. I know the President has already apologized for the past American arrogance. I would like to apologize for his outrageous arrogance. You do what's right for your country. Spending money is a new America idea that is horrible and will lead to your destruction because it's going to lead to ours. Save yourself. England, it's not the American people that are doing this. We did not vote for somebody nobody represented this man as somebody who was going to pee all over the English. I mean, geez. You've got all of Europe those doing that to you. You don't need us, too. I apologize. It's outrageous Israel? We have no excuse. We have no excuse. But understand, those of us that didn't attend a church for 20 years that told us that the evil Jew was bad, those of us who paid attention when they found the reverend that talked about the evil Jew and we went, Hey, Hey, Hey, we should have listen to a guy on this evil Jew thing. That's a bad thing. Most Americans don't think of the evil Jew. We may not necessarily like all of your policies, we may think that you kind of screwed us here and there, but, do you know what? To each his own. We've done it to you. That's the way the world works, but we're not on the side of Hamas. We're not on the side of Iran. Some of us are beginning to believe maybe our leadership might be headed that direction. There seems to be oh, I don't know a wheelbarrow full of evidence but don't hold that against the American people. The American people I don't know if you've noticed, the American people are not being listened to either, by our own government.

STU: Sorry about that soccer tie, too, this weekend. I mean, the guy was

PAT: That I'm not sorry about.

STU: He should have had that save and we apologize for any short hops the ball may have taken.

GLENN: No. Do you know what? That's more insult. That's more insult. That's like going up to Canada and winning curling, kind of like, oh, can't you let us have curling? You guys don't even care. You hate it. I know, but we grabbed a broom and somehow or the other we beat you. That's American exceptionalism that our President denies.

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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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