Beck Hospital?




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GLENN: Listen, here's the thing about Beck University. I just want you to know that it's clearly an actual Ivy League university.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: There's been like the — what?

STU: I didn't realize it was Ivy League. I just thought it was absolutely —

PAT: No, it went right into Ivy League.

GLENN: Ivy League. We have our own bowling league and we've — I've planted some ivy out front.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Ivy League. There's a — let's see if I can find this. I love this. There's a — this one's from the Daily News. Glenn Beck launches online school, Beck University. And then they have a — then they have a poll. Would you sign up to take classes via Beck's school? Yes, it will be a real education. No, he has nothing to teach me. I love that. And then do I have the one — yeah, here's this one. It's a big picture of me at Liberty University and this is from the LA Times: Glenn Beck fusing paranoia with questionable conclusions based on spurious facts at an online university? That's...

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I love these people. And you know what? The people who have an actual university degree are actually thinking that we think that this is a real university. It's $9.95 a month for the Insider Extreme. This is an added benefit. You get some classes. You don't get anything else. What a bunch of dopes.

STU: Right. Because people signed up for Insider Extreme at $9.95 a month or much less if you buy it over a longer period of time. And then this was added and no increased cost went to that.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Which means that the Beck University is completely —

PAT: So I could get a four year tuition?

STU: No.

PAT: For $9.95 a month or less?

GLENN: Yes. You live here on campus.

PAT: On campus?

GLENN: On campus.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Now listen —

STU: Free room and board?

PAT: Does it include all football games as well?

GLENN: And bowling.

PAT: And bowling?

GLENN: And bowling. Now listen, here's the thing that I want you to — shut the music off for a second. I have — I have another announcement for Insider Extreme that I want the media to — I want the media to hear. No, no, stop, stop. Now you are making it into a clown show. We'll do that next.

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GLENN: All right. So stop the music for a second. In fact, do you have anything appropriate for this announcement? Not a lot of people, not a lot of people can do this but now that we've launched Beck University and people know that I am a doctor, doctor of humanities, I want you to know that I'm also launching today Beck Hospital. It's a —

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: It's mainly a surgery center where as it — and I can do this. I want you to know that Jeffy or Sarah or Stu or Pat will not be actually performing any of these surgeries. I will see if I can get them qualified to assist, but I will be performing all of the surgeries myself.

PAT: Well, you are a doctor.

GLENN: At Beck Hospital.

STU: It would be ridiculous for us to have surgery.

PAT: We're not doctors.

GLENN: Of course it would. Of course it would. So if you need surgery on your eyes. Now, I have been told by an eye specialist, and I'm not an eye specialist. I'm just a — I'm just a doctor of humanities. So anything, really anything in life I am a doctor of, but I'm not a specialist on eyes. And I have been told by a specialist in eyes that I am, you know, possibly going blind now.

PAT: Could you operate on your own eyes?

GLENN: I'm thinking about it, but I'm going to let — give that opportunity to someone else. But I will be willing to operate on other people's eyes.

STU: That's nice of you.

GLENN: Even though —

PAT: Even though you may be going blind?

GLENN: I may be going blind myself. It could get a little dicey.

STU: So what does an eye surgery cost at Beck Hospital? $40,000 or —

GLENN: No, no. No, no. How much would you guess, Pat? He says $40,000 but that's too much.

PAT: I'd guess — really?

GLENN: That's too much.

PAT: So 40 is too much?

GLENN: 40 is too much.

PAT: I was thinking like 80.

GLENN: You were thinking 80,000?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: How much were you thinking? If he was thinking 80, how much were you thinking?

STU: I was thinking $111,000 but I didn't want to say it.

GLENN: Now let me tell you.

PAT: I wouldn't be surprised —

GLENN: $9.95 a month.

PAT: What?

GLENN: And all of your surgeries are covered at Beck Hospital.

PAT: Now how much would you pay to go there?

STU: Wow!

GLENN: $9.95. But wait, there's more.

PAT: What else do you get?

GLENN: If you sign up for Insider Extreme, you also get Beck University.

PAT: Really?

STU: You get both?

GLENN: You get both.

PAT: You get Beck Hospital and Beck University?

GLENN: Beck Hospital and Beck University.

PAT: And the fourth hour?

GLENN: Huh?

PAT: And the Fourth Hour?

GLENN: I don't know anything about that.

STU: Wait, so is this Beck University Hospital?

GLENN: No, they are not tied together.

STU: They are not affiliated at all?

GLENN: They are not affiliated

STU: Why wouldn't you affiliate them?

GLENN: Huh?

STU: Why wouldn't you affiliate them? I don't understand.

GLENN: I don't want to, I don't want to —

PAT: A lot of university hospitals do research.

GLENN: It's very difficult to teach someone online how to do surgery.

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: And I really want that hands on. Now listen, I will tell you that there are some claims against, already, against Beck Hospital, and they say that I won't accept everybody. And that's true. I don't know what this music is. What is this music?

PAT: Canon.

GLENN: The fat guy?

PAT: Remember the fat guy that was a detective? He would get out of that beat up old Oldsmobile or whatever it was?

GLENN: Why Canon? What does Canon have to do with this?

STU: What does Canon have to do with Beck University or Beck Hospital?

VOICE: William Conrad.

PAT: There you go, William Conrad.

GLENN: Can you stop the old episodes of TV for a second? Can you stop?

PAT: A little Barnaby Jones for you now.

GLENN: I don't want Barnaby Jones, either.

PAT: Seriously?

GLENN: No, I —

PAT: This added to the discussion a little bit.

GLENN: I never even watched Barnaby Jones. I don't even know what Barnaby Jones is.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: Stop?

PAT: All right. How do you feel about —

GLENN: Now listen.

PAT: How do you feel about Quincy? This was medical related.

GLENN: Oh, boy, you are going to need a medical examiner soon.

Now listen, here, there are some things that they are saying that I won't treat everybody, and it won't. Because it is a private hospital. I am only going to be performing surgeries on liberals and progressives.

PAT: Oh.

STU: Wow. That's not right.

GLENN: I'm discriminating. I'm discriminating. So it is only a progressive hospital. So if you have a progressive friend that needs, like, I don't know, their liver removed.

STU: Just, if you are just throwing out random things, maybe their liver removed?

PAT: You can do that?

STU: It could just be the liver removal.

PAT: And you can do that for $9.95 a month?

GLENN: I can do that for $9.95 a month

STU: That's awesome.

PAT: Where else are you going to get discount surgery like that?

GLENN: You are not going to get it.

PAT: You are not.

GLENN: You are not going to get it any place else.

PAT: You are not.

GLENN: You get what you pay for at Beck Hospital, all right? And I'm willing, for the right progressives, I am willing to maybe work some discounts out.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: You could get it for less than $9.95?

GLENN: I might even perform that for free.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: You just bring your favorite progressive in. If they happen to be one of my favorites, you know, I'll just perform that operation for free.

PAT: Well, that's very progressive of you.

GLENN: It is. It is.

PAT: It is. That's —

GLENN: It is very good.

PAT: Wow. It's great.

GLENN: I don't care. I really don't care how much they make.

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: I'm doing this because I'm a doctor, man.

PAT: Damn it.

GLENN: Now listen, I also want you to know that I'm not opening veterinarian school or hospital or anything else.

STU: No?

PAT: You won't do any dogs or cats or anything?

GLENN: That would be irresponsible of me.

PAT: Yeah, because you don't have a degree in that.

STU: Right. You are a doctor of humanities.

PAT: Right.

STU: You are not a doctor of animals.

GLENN: And dogs aren't — of course, the humane society.

(Music playing)

PAT: A little Ironside. Go ahead.

GLENN: Is this —

PAT: Oh, he just got shot. Oh, jeez.

GLENN: I would be willing to operate on him if he would just come to Beck Hospital or check us out online at Beck University, GlennBeck.com.

PAT: Remove the bullet.

GLENN: Get that progressive liberal journalist...

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

Schedule a private tour or purchase general admission ticket below:

Dates:
June 15-17

Location:

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6301 Riverside Drive, Irving, TX 75039

Learn more about the event here.

About Mercury One: Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2011 by Glenn Beck. Mercury One was built to inspire the world in the same way the United States space program shaped America's national destiny and the world. The organization seeks to restore the human spirit by helping individuals and communities help themselves through honor, faith, courage, hope and love. In the words of Glenn Beck:

We don't stand between government aid and people in need. We stand with people in need so they no longer need the government

Some of Mercury One's core initiatives include assisting our nation's veterans, providing aid to those in crisis and restoring the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities. When evil prevails, the best way to overcome it is for regular people to do good. Mercury One is committed to helping sustain the good actions of regular people who want to make a difference through humanitarian aid and education initiatives. Mercury One will stand, speak and act when no one else will.

Support Mercury One's mission to restore the human spirit by making an online donation or calling 972-499-4747. Together, we can make a difference.

What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.