Obama: NASA isn't self-esteem agency

GLENN: Now, Robert Gibbs says that the NASA mission is not Muslim outreach. Now, there's a couple of questions on this. Why did it take so long for any reporter to ask, hey.

PAT: He kind of addresses that in the confines of the question, which is great.

GLENN: Here it is.

REPORTER: — made a couple of weeks back that drew some interest, specifically some conservatives who are wondering why he said that one of the charges that the president gave him when he got the job was that he had to focus on outreach to the Muslim world. Why is a NASA administrator doing that?

GIBBS: It's an excellent question and I don't think — that was not his task and that's not the task of NASA.

REPORTER: Did he misspeak?

GLENN: What?

REPORTER: Has the president spoken to him about that to clear it up? Anybody here at the White House?

GIBBS: I'm sure people at the house talk to NASA people all the time.

GLENN: Jeez. Followup, followup question, Mr. Gibbs: Don't you think that's a pretty unreasonable answer to give? The head guy of NASA says the president says his number one most important responsibility is to make Muslim countries feel good about their contribution to society.

PAT: So not did he misspeak. Are you saying the NASA administrator lied through his teeth about the foremost goal?

GLENN: So clueless that he got that — shouldn't the president maybe make a phone call and say, hey, are you on medication or anything? I mean, I was on Fox and Friends this morning and they asked me about this and I said, you know what this is? This is McDonald's. Ronald McDonald gives you a job and you're asked in the press about it and you say, "Yep, yep, the clown came to me and said I'm in charge of all the new McFilets and I'm the one that's going to be serving all of the tenderloin." Shouldn't — don't you think maybe the clown would come out and event — and say, okay, we're not serving filets. No, no, no, he misunderstood. Shouldn't that be something that he would do right away? And don't you think that if I was running the McDonald's, Ronald would come out with the big shoes and say, hey, what's this whole filet thing that you're talking about? That ain't it. We don't do filets. We do hamburgers. "Oh, I know. I'm sorry. I got that wrong. I've been working on the pasta job that you gave me. You said number one is McPasta." No, we don't make pasta, either. Is there something wrong with you? We're McDonald's.

PAT: Maybe he shouldn't be head of NASA. You know, if you don't even know what your foremost goal is at NASA, I would think maybe you shouldn't be there.

GLENN: I mean, shouldn't the president call him up (phone ringing). "Hello, NASA." "Yeah, you know the, you know the big white, kind of long things with fire that comes out of the end and that go — they shoot up in the sky?" "Yeah, rockets you mean?" "That's what you do. That's what you do."

STU: Right, I make people feel good about their contribution to the rocket thingies, right?

GLENN: So is there any way that anyone believes the president of the United States didn't say this?

PAT: Not for a second.

GLENN: Not for a second.

PAT: And —

GLENN: Because you would have handled it differently.

PAT: And why didn't, why didn't the president come out like the day after this broke and say, "No, no, no, that's not."

GLENN: Or Gibbs.

PAT: Or Gibbs. And why is it two weeks the guy says, "A couple of weeks ago something came up. "

GLENN: He has said this twice.

PAT: Come on.

GLENN: He has said this twice.

PAT: A couple, like several years ago Barack Obama said that there was — his grandmother's a typical white. What did he mean by that?

GLENN: Do you think this —

PAT: Right on top of it.

GLENN: Do you think if he would have come out and said, you know what, the president said to me that my foremost requirement on the job, the foremost thing I have to concentrate on is we're going to Pluto, you know, the cartoon dog. If he would say — if he would say, not the cartoon dog but if he would say, "My first, foremost job he said was that we're going to build spaceships to go to Pluto," do you think the White House would have responded, do you think anybody would have asked the question that day to the White House and say, are we planning a manned mission to Pluto? "No, we're not." The president has asked him and called him where he got the Pluto idea. We're not going to Pluto. That's exactly what would have happened.

PAT: It would have. It would have.

GLENN: It would have.

STU: Did the media dismiss this as he is basically saying, you know, try to, just pandering to the guy he's being interviewed by? Like, I'm over there, I'm doing an interview with Muslim countries. I'm just going to say a nice thing about Muslims.

GLENN: The media knows it's true.

STU: So how does that conversation happen? Like, what's the conversation that leads this guy to believe this, that Barack Obama says to the NASA guy, hey —

GLENN: Here's — I'm going out on a limb.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: But here's how I think the conversation — Pat, you play the NASA guy.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: Okay? And I'm going to play Barack Obama. And you can see how this probably was misconstrued. This is just, this is a reenactment of something on how I think it may have gone. "Hey, NASA guy."

PAT: Hey, Mr. President.

GLENN: How are things?

PAT: Good.

GLENN: Good. Boy, I wanted to hire you because you're the most qualified for the job and I just want to go over — we're not going to go to the moon.

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: That's really expensive.

PAT: Well, wait.

GLENN: We're not going to — you know, we're going to —

PAT: Mars, we're going to Mars then?

GLENN: No, we're scaling back.

PAT: Saturn? Can we go to —

GLENN: No. But here's what I want you to concentrate on.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: This is where it gets confusing. Here's what I want you to concentrate on. I want you to do a Muslim outreach and I want you to make the Muslim countries of the world, I want you to make them feel good about their contribution to science and, I don't know, math or whatever.

PAT: So you would say my foremost mission then is —

GLENN: That's your foremost mission.

PAT: At NASA?

GLENN: At NASA.

PAT: Is like Muslim outreach?

GLENN: Yeah. Forget about the rocket things. Do that. Can you do that? That's what I hired you for.

PAT: That's not really what we do but

GLENN: But you can do it?

PAT: Yeah, I guess.

GLENN: Good. All right. Thanks. Hey, and by the way, when you accept an interview, do it, like, on Al Jazeera or, you know, do it on some Middle Eastern thing. That's part of the Muslim outreach.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Otherwise you would just do interviews like here in America.

PAT: Here, on CBS, 60 Minutes, whatever.

GLENN: You are the NASA guy and there's not a lot of calls for NASA guys, you know, —

PAT: In the Middle East?

GLENN: In the Middle East to be on — why do they care? You know what I'm saying?

PAT: I know what you're saying.

GLENN: So this would be

PAT: So do some interviews with Al Jazeera?

GLENN: Do some interviews with Al Jazeera or whoever's there.

PAT: All right, I'll set that up. I'll have my people call.

GLENN: Because that will be part of the outreach. And by the way, don't worry. If anybody asks you, you just go ahead and tell them the truth because the press isn't going to follow up anyway.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: And Gibbs is such a dope, he will just say, no, he didn't say that and then they won't follow up and it will be over.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Okay, sure.

GLENN: Got it? Okay, thank you.

STU: You know, that sounds ridiculous but the best evidence for it is the guy — the interviewer's first question which is like, what are you doing here? It's not like the guy, the Middle Eastern interviewer wanted to do this interview. His first question was, why are you here? It's his first question. He doesn't even understand why the interview is occurring. It's all because of you.

GLENN: Who's over in Al Jazeera? If we could only get someone from NASA and tell us what exactly they're going to do. Are they going to the moon? Are they not going to the moon? What do they care!

STU: They didn't even want, seem to want to do the interview at all.

GLENN: Yeah. Now, here's why this story matters. The White House is lying to you.

PAT: Again.

GLENN: Does anybody care? Is there anybody in the press that is — I mean, do they have you on Ambien? What is it that they have you on? Are they just putting like little sleepy gas into the press room? What is it that you have — you have no reaction when they look at you and tell you the most implausible thing? "No, you know what? The president didn't say that. Here's what really happened. The guy the president hired was taken by space aliens and replaced with the guy that you saw in the interview. Then they did anal cavity searches and whatever. They decided, no, he's not the guy; he's cool with the NASA thing. And so they returned him and they took their, you know, their robot probe look alike back up into the plane." "Oh, okay. Could you tell me about also a followup question on something entirely unrelated? What does the president feel like, you know? Is he still happy about his job?"

Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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I want to talk to you about something that probably didn't make a lot of sense a long time ago. In fact, I can't tell you how many program directors and how many stations threatened to cancel. Or how many calls I got from the average listener saying; What the hell are you even talking about when I talked about, the leadership of Martin Luther King.

I have done everything I can — as much as I possibly can — to teach you about Martin Luther King and nonviolent protests. And I don't think there's anybody in the media who has talked about nonviolence longer and more in-depth on commercial airwaves than me. Preachers, certainly. But commercial airwaves — I don't think anybody has.

Now I think many are beginning to understand why I tried to lay that foundation. I have told you since September 11th that I have this feeling you are going to be the group of people that will, in the end, save the republic.

I've always believed that. I don't know how it's saved. It might just be preserved in our hearts, I don't know. But I believe it now.

I never wanted us to get to this point — everything I've done is to prevent us from getting here. But everybody is so politically tied to their side that no one will let their shields down and actually listen to one another.

And we're at that desperate point now.

You are equipped to save the republic because you at least hopefully have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And you have at least a basic understanding of American history. More importantly, what makes this audience so phenomenal is that it is the most generous and service-minded audience of any show in America and perhaps the world.

That's part of what continues to be so frustrating about the Capitol invasion last week. Because you're being maligned.

You.

I know who you are. This is the most peaceful, generous, loving, God-fearing, authentic and patriotic audience in America. And you are frustrated and you are tired of being hit in the face and being called bigot and everything else no matter what you do.

I've been called an anti-Semite just in the last 24 hours by everybody, unjustly.

I get it.

You are now being tainted by the actions of complete imbeciles who do not represent you and me. It's not fair. But that's the hand that we're being dealt and God is in charge and He is not surprised.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights. These are the hallmarks of regime, after regime, after Marxist regime on the ash heaps of history. Now China is still there because they've taken the so-called free market and took the capitalist system and they combined it with their Marxist utopia.

I don't know what's going to happen to the people over there. Especially seeing that our high-tech has joined them to weed out the dissidents. But it's not inevitable that we join them.

And it is going to require us to take a stand. Just not in the way that most people — especially if they're angry — think is most effective. Look at the ratings of BLM. 78 percent of Americans, at the beginning of the summer, thought that they were swell.

That number is in the low 20s now. Why? Because violence doesn't work.

I don't know if you saw the fellowship of the ring, but if you did, do you remember when Frodo said: "I don't want to do this!"

He's lamenting having to face down the evil and he's just one guy. I'll never forget it because it was right after 9/11, that the movie came out. I'll never forget Gandalf's reply. He said: "So do we all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what we're going to do with the time that is given us."

We can't decide what others are going to do. We can't control the dangerous Orwellian darkness that seems to be descending on America. All we can control is our response and strive to lead by example. If you know anyone in your sphere of influence who might be planning to attend one of these armed rallies in the coming days, beg them not to go. Do everything you can to stop them.

That's not a way to take a stand and it will not protect anything you hold dear and it will endanger the republic. It is what the other side wants.

So how do we take a stand?

The first thing I need you to do today is to help lower the temperature. It has been so hard for me not to respond to people on Twitter who have called me every name under the sun because I quoted the leading Holocaust historian last night on Tucker Carlson.

But see, that wasn't an attack on me, that was an attack on Tucker. If you can scare the guests from coming on to Tucker, you destroy Tucker. That's what they're doing.

Do not vent your anger on social media. At this point, it is probably just going to get your account shut down.

I want you to write this down and I want you to keep this in front of you.

Blessed are the peacemakers. For they will be called the children of God.

That means something today, much more than it did six months ago.

Blessed be the peacemakers.

Be a peacemaker.

And this is the hard part, you can't disconnect. Because things are moving too rapidly. You must stay plugged in.

But I want you to reach out to someone in kindness on social media. Encourage someone. Do not engage with the darkness. Be the light in the corner of your world.

You need to be a leader for what is to come.

And I know I'm asking you almost the impossible. I know you're angry and frustrated and it is gut-wrenching to feel that you're powerless to stop your nation from what you believe is sliding into the abyss.

You are not powerless. You are not voiceless.

I believe it too, with everything in me. I wish I was wrong. I hope that I am. I pray that I am. But know this: You are not powerless. You are not voiceless. You may be the only voice that anyone hears. Voices like mine will go away. I am trying to think of what I need to share with you before, God forbid, that ever happens. Because I cannot live with myself if I talked about something stupid politically and I find my voice silenced and then saying, I wish I would have said this or I wish I would have told them that.

You wield more power than you know. Not because of your voice or being able to call your congressman. You're more powerful than you know because you understand the real problem in America. The real problem in America is not political.

It is spiritual.

If you're like me when you get angry, you think that you are going to take on this challenge on your own — you are not being humble. You think you'll fix it. Everything that is happening to us is because we are an arrogant, out of control people.

We must humble ourselves. Please, you have the skill and the strength to endure the fiery darts that are going to come your way or already are. But this is a problem with our hearts.

You cannot reach someone's head without capturing their heart and no one is going to capture anyone's heart through violence.

Start in your own home and then reach out and if you're able, serve your neighbor. If you can, serve your local community. You must be a beacon of light in a very dark place. I'm going to ask you to do something you're really not going to like. And that's how I know things are from God. When I hear something or I think something and I'm like — oh crap, I don't want to do that — and you just know it it's right. You just know it's what God wants. And you're hoping that maybe you didn't hear it.

And it's so horrible. Because it's the last thing you want to do. But God is unlike many of our churches and preachers, He doesn't tell us what we want to hear. He doesn't have to pay for the church or get collection. Or be judged by how many people go.

Rise above the fray, with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

He'll say the same thing and he'll lose whole flocks. And they'll eventually start to go — oh wait, where is the Shepherd again?

But I have to tell you now some things that I want you to do. And they're not new. But I need you to hear me. I am asking you if you want to stand for the republic, I need you first to pray.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Pray for humility. Pray for guidance. Pray for peace. Pray for those people who you think you hate. Because you don't. Because hatred does not come from any good place.

Then I want you go out and serve someone in any way possible. On inauguration day especially, get your family and your children involved. Volunteer somewhere, take someone a meal. Do something to lift the spirits of hospital workers or your local police department.

Help a stranger mow a lawn, fix someone's car, pick up trash on the side of the highway. Do what you can do. But the most important thing is to do it with a sincere heart. And if someone asks you, why are you doing this? Just say, because I love my country.

Rise above the fray with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

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A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know youtu.be


Early Monday morning, Amazon Web Services removed social networking platform Parler from its cloud servers. This comes just after Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their app stores over the weekend.

"You can't find them on the internet anymore. They're gone," Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday.

"This is something I warned you of four years ago ... because a profound technological change is coming," he continued. "I told you, at the time, high tech will need the government, and the government will need high tech. And they will work together to preserve their power and their position. This is what's happening, today."

Glenn said he believes the "far left" has been talking about breaking up companies like Parler for years, and that the Capitol riots provided the opportunity they needed.

"This is not the end of this. This is where the Left is starting," he warned. "Those who persist in standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, those people will be targeted for deletion. You will be hounded, boycotted, fired, ostracized, and de-platformed. And the louder and the more significant and effective your voice is, the bigger the target is on your back.

"But, let me say this: I will never stop standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, and all of the rest of the Bill of Rights. That is the American thing to do."

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