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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...

I think we can all agree, both on the Left and the Right, that children who have been caught up in illegal immigration is an awful situation. But apparently what no one can agree on is when it matters to them. This past weekend, it suddenly — and even a little magically — began to matter to the Left. Seemingly out of nowhere, they all collectively realized this was a problem and all rushed to blame the Trump administration.

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Here's Rachel Maddow yesterday:

I seem to remember getting mocked by the Left for showing emotion on TV, but I'll give her a pass here. This is an emotional situation. But this is what I can't give her a pass on: where the heck was this outrage and emotion back in 2014? Because the same situation going on today — that stuff Maddow and the rest of the Left have only just now woken up to — was going on back in July 2014! And it was arguably worse back then.

I practically begged and pleaded for people to wake up to what was going on. We had to shed light on how our immigration system was being manipulated by people breaking our laws, and they were using kids as pawns to get it done. But unlike the gusto the Left is using now to report this story, let's take a look at what Rachel Maddow thought was more important back in 2014.

On July 1, 2014, Maddow opened her show with a riveting monologue on how President Obama was hosting a World Cup viewing party. That's hard-hitting stuff right there.

On July 2, 2014, Maddow actually acknowledged kids were at the border, but she referenced Health and Human Services only briefly and completely rushed through what was actually happening to these kids. She made a vague statement about a "policy" stating where kids were being taken after their arrival. She also blamed Congress for not acting.

See any difference in reporting there from today? That "policy" she referenced has suddenly become Trump's "new" policy, and it isn't Congress's fault… it's all on the President.

She goes on throughout the week.

On July 7, 2014, her top story was something on the Koch brothers. Immigration was only briefly mentioned at the end of the show. This trend continued all the way through the week. I went to the border on July 19. Did she cover it? Nope. In fact, she didn't mention kids at the border for the rest of the month. NOT AT ALL.

Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not?

Make up your minds. Is this an important issue or not? Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not? Do you even care to fix it, or is this what it looks like — just another phony, addicted-to-outrage political stunt?

UPDATE: Here's how this discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

Glenn gives Rachel Maddow the benefit of the doubt

Rachel Maddow broke down in tears live on her MSNBC show over border crisis.

Progressives think the Obamas are a gift to the world. But their gift is apparently more of the metaphorical kind. It doesn't extend to helpful, tangible things like saving taxpayers money. Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation upgrades around the planned site of the Obama Presidential Center. The catch is that Illinois taxpayers will have to cover $200 million of that cost. For a presidential museum.

Eight years of multiplying the national debt wasn't enough for Barack Obama. Old fleecing habits die hard. What's another $200 million here and there, especially for something as important as an Obama tribute center?

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That's all well and good except Illinois can't even fund its pension system. The state has a $137 billion funding shortfall. That means every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, and there is no plan to fix the mess. Unless Illinois progressives have discovered a new kind of math, this doesn't really add up. You can't fund pensions, but you're going to figure out a way to milk the public for another $200 million to help cover the cost of a library?

It's hard to imagine who in their right mind would think this will be money well spent. Well, except for maybe Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, "The state's… investment in infrastructure improvements near the Obama Center on the South Side of Chicago is money well spent."

Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

The spending has already been signed into law, even though the Obama library has not received construction approval yet. Part of the holdup is that the proposed site is on public land in historic Jackson Park. That doesn't seem very progressive of the Obamas, but, you know, for certain presidents, you go above and beyond. It's just what you do. Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

Here's the thing about taxing the peasants so the king can build a fancy monument to himself – it's wrong. And completely unnecessary. The Obamas have the richest friends on the planet who could fund this project in their sleep. If the world simply must have a tricked-out Obama museum, then let private citizens take out their wallets voluntarily.

As the Mercury Museum proved this weekend, it is possible to build an exhibit with amazing artifacts that attracts a ton of visitors – and it cost taxpayers approximately zero dollars.

'The fool builds walls': China blasts Trump over tariffs

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I can picture it now: Thousands of years ago, Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, standing before hordes of his followers, in the Qin Dynasty, with a bright red bamboo hat on, and chanting, "Build that wall!"

It took a couple centuries to build the thing, but it got built. And it has been carefully maintained over the last 2,000 years, but, today, the Great Wall of China is so massive that astronauts can see it during good weather conditions from the lower part of low Earth orbit. The wall boasts over 3,000 miles of towers and brick embankments, with over 1,200 miles of natural defensive barriers. It's worth mentioning that the Chinese government is also exceptionally good at imposing digital walls, so much so that China ranks worst in the world for internet freedom.

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So it's a little strange to hear an editorial run by a major news network in China criticized President Trump for his proposal to build a large wall along the southern border of America.

"Following the path of expanding and opening up is China's best response to the trade dispute between China and the United States, and is also the responsibility that major countries should have to the world," the author wrote. "The wise man builds bridges, the fool builds walls."

Similarly, the Pope told reporters in 2016, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel."

Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

If you've been to the Vatican, you know that it is surrounded by enormous walls. The same goes for all the celebrities who live in heavily walled compounds—a safety measure—but who have also vehemently criticized President Trump's plans to build a wall.

You know the adage: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at other people's glass houses." Perhaps the phrase needs an update: Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

An immaculate Nazi doctor hovers over newborn. He probes and sneers at it. "Take it away," he says. This is the very real process that Nazi doctors undertook during the era of Nazi Germany: Nazi eugenics, the studious, sterile search to find children who would define a pure breed for the German lineage. The Übermensch.

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During a speech to a delegation of Italy's Family Association in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis referred to this cruel Nazi practice, which he used as a comparison to the increasingly popular process throughout Europe of "ending" birth defects, by offering abortions to women who have babies with chromosomal defects.

Here are two passages from the Pope's remarks:

I have heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away.

And:

I say this with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalized about what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today we do the same, but now with white gloves.

When CNN got the quote, and it shocked them so much that they had to verify the quote with the Vatican—in other words, it didn't fit the usual narrative.

It didn't fit the usual narrative.

The Pope also addressed claims that he has dedicated himself to LGBTQ causes:

Today, it is hard to say this, we speak of "diversified" families: different types of families. It is true that the word "family" is an analogical word, because we speak of the "family" of stars, family" of trees, "family" of animals ... it is an analogical word. But the human family in the image of God, man and woman, is the only one. It is the only one. A man and woman can be non-believers: but if they love each other and unite in marriage, they are in the image of God even if they don't believe.

The media have largely seen Pope Francis as the cool Pope, as the Obama of Catholicism. It'll be interesting to see how abruptly and severely that perspective changes.