Glenn Beck: 40 days and 40 nights

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GLENN: So right before I went on stage on Saturday, I actually started walking up the stairs and then I walked back down and nobody was there except for David Barton because I was going to introduce him and I said, David, I hate to do this to you but I will forget. Would you remind me to look up how many days we are away from August 28th. And he said, okay. And I said, just remind me. 40 days and 40 nights, it's important. And he said yes. So I go up on stage and I do it and we come back and after he's off, he said, Glenn, 40 days and 40 nights before August 28th is Monday. It begins today. 40 days and 40 nights. 40 days and 40 nights always was important because it was preparatory. It was the time that it took where somebody went out in the desert, you know, God made it rain for 40 days, and it purified things. So now what can we do in the 40 days and 40 nights? Well, I would ask that if some want to fast, if some want to pray, that is fantastic. If somebody wants to start prayer circles, et cetera, et cetera, that is fantastic. Pray for our country for the next 40 days and 40 nights. But I'm going to give you specific things to do in the next 40 days and 40 nights. If you happen to have a pen and paper, please write this down. Otherwise include this in our free e‑mail newsletter at, will you, today? And I'll go in hopefully more depth on this tonight, but here it is. Faith, hope and charity. For 40 days and 40 nights I want you to try — no, no. Say it like Yoda.

PAT: No, no. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. Hmmm?

GLENN: Thank you. Say no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Thank you.

PAT: Yes. No?

GLENN: I don't know why Yoda says, yes, yes? No. Yes? No. Schizophrenic green man. Faith, hope and charity. Do these things in the next 40 days. I know there are a lot of people in this audience that — because I get the mail who say, why, you know, Glenn, you can pray any way you want, you can pray on the mountaintop. And yes, you can. You're right. But pray on your knees one time a day for the next 40 days and 40 nights. One time a day on your knees. This is something that I — because honestly I'll take a shower, I'll be driving the car and I'll pray and sometimes I'm just talking to God and I'm yelling at him and he's yelling at me and, you know, we have quite a contentious relationship. Not so much on my side. More on his. He's like, what the heck is wrong with you, man? So I understand that. You can pray anywhere, and we should be praying. Everything we do should be a prayer. But once a day in the next 40 days, humble yourself and have your children see you do it. Humble yourself and get down on your knees and pray. It puts the proper place, the distance between you and him. You're not buddies, although he is my best friend. He is the one who loves me more than anybody else. He's also my god. Once a day for 40 days and 40 nights pray on your knees.

Two — that's faith. Second one is hope. Where does hope come from? Hope comes from the truth. If you are diagnosed with cancer, you don't want the doctor to lie to you and tell you, "That's just chickenpox, it will, it will pass." No, it's not chickenpox. It's cancer. Tell me the truth. Hope comes from truth. So I want you to do two things in the next 40 days and 40 nights. I want you to pledge to your — no. Covenant with God. Covenant with God. I use that term knowing what it means. Do not mock God. Trust me on this one. Don't say you're going to do something to him and then not do it. He doesn't like that very much. Covenant with God that you are going to stop telling lies. And I mean every lie all the way down to, does this dress make me look fat. I think God can handle that one. I think God goes, oh, yeah, I know: Women, you can't live with them, you can't live without them. God may even say, women, you can't live with them...

So anyway —

PAT: I don't think he says that.

GLENN: You don't think so? Does he say it like this? Women: Can't live with them...

PAT: He might say it like that.

GLENN: You know what my favorite line from Cheers was with Frasier Crane? I think — was it Frasier or was it Norm? Women, can't live with them; can't kill them. Like, what?

All right. So anyway —

STU: Sounds like Norm.

GLENN: It does. So here's the thing. Unless it's a hurtful thing, I mean, you don't want to go out and I don't think that's a lie. That's just not being hurtful. Unless it's a hurtful thing, do not tell an untruth. That's harder than you think it is. Because I'm going to include this as the priority: Even to yourself. Don't tell an untruth.

Find out — the third step of this is find out what it is you believe. You may be living a lie. Find out, find out if you really believe in God, or find out if you are really a conservative or, you know, you really believe in something that you think you believe in but you've always just kind of accepted it because everybody around you always believes it and you just know it from somebody else. Find it to be true yourself. You pick the subject but find out for yourself what is true. In other words, question with boldness for the next 40 days. Don't take things from me. If I say it and you, "Oh, yeah, but he said it; I trust him." Maybe that's the thing you choose. Do your own research. Do your own homework. Challenge!

And then the last one is charity. Charity begins at home. We must restore charity in our hearts because charity is under attack. We are still the most charitable people in the world and the most charitable nation the world has ever seen, bar none. That is our faith that does it to us. But it is under attack. Not only is our faith, our God, our freedom, but charity, under attack. The more this government grows, the more your heart grows dark. I've never felt charitable on April 15th.

So let's start at the beginning. Charity begins at home. Let's strengthen our family. Do something kind for every member of your family once a week. May I recommend that on Sunday you take a few minutes before you go to bed or whenever, after church. If the pastor's going on and on and you are like, oh, jeez, social justice. Then you take your time there to make that little list. Make your list of things that you are going to do for each family member. Do something kind for every family member. Remind yourself, notice, notice how blessed we are. I've been praying, Lord, gently remind us, gently remind our family the ease at which our food has been delivered to us. And I mean that all the way from the store to we didn't have to do anything but go and drive and get it, the wealth that has come into our lives. Gently remind us on how good we have it and the ease of the food. People used to have to work with their hands to grow it themselves after they did something else all day. We don't have to do that. God, thank you. Thank you. Join me.

Now, we're putting up on the website — is it up there yet? We're putting on the website, the other thing that I want you to do, I want you to make this pledge and covenant with God on these things that you're going to do these things. And then I want you to go to the website at and I want you to sign that Martin Luther King pledge. What he did, what he said, you've got to do these things. Because you are going to have darkness placed into your heart. They are trying to make you angry. They are trying to make — and you will be. You will be. Say it like Yoda.

PAT: You will be. You will be, hmmm? Yes.

GLENN: I'm not afraid.

PAT: Yes. Oh, you will be.

GLENN: So they are going to try to plant that darkness in you. You must, you must build a gate and a fence around your heart.

PAT: Will do you must, yes.

GLENN: Don't say that as Yoda.

PAT: Build you must, hmmm?

GLENN: Thank you, Pat.

PAT: No. Yes.

GLENN: For 40 days and 40 nights. Change your life in the next 40 days and 40 nights with faith, hope, and charity. And then join me on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the feet of Abraham Lincoln to change your life and change this country. Make a vow to yourself. It will not end with me, not on my watch. It will not end with me. 40 days and 40 nights. They begin today.

Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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