Muslim day at Six Flags: on 9/12

GLENN: We wanted to start with the beach music because it's Muslim Day at Six Flags and this is an argument we had in the hallway. Well, I shouldn't say we. All of us in the entire Mercury compound had an argument against Joe, my chief researcher. He's like, it's a private company; they can do whatever they want. Yes, Joe, we're not really arguing that. "It's a private company. They can have Muslims anytime they want." Yes, they can.

PAT: We know, Joe.

GLENN: We know. They're a private company. For now, they're a private company and they can do whatever they want. "Yeah, that's right, they can do whatever they want." Yes. What we're arguing here is maybe Muslim Day with all of the kiddies and the, you know, the dragon, you know, floaties around them going to the water park might be in bad taste on 9/12. "They're a private company, though." I know. "What, you wouldn't be, you wouldn't be holding them out if it was another religion." No. I think I would be if the Amish, if it would have been a pack of Amish that took wagon trains and drove them into the World Trade Center and their carriages exploded.

PAT: The extremist Amish are it's a frightening group, frightening group.

GLENN: I think I would say it's bad taste to have, you know, horse and buggy day on 9/12. I think I would have been might be bad.

STU: Their use of explosive butter was it was devastating.

PAT: Their churns are quite explosive with the right mixture inside.

GLENN: Abraham, what are you doing? Why, Jedediah, I am just mixing the chemicals for the explosive in our butter churn.

PAT: What is thou doing?

GLENN: (Laughing). Oh, my gosh.

STU: You'd think at the very least a large corporation like this would sit back and say, "Look, you know, I don't think anyone has any problem with having a day. I think it's fine."

PAT: It's fine. Today.

GLENN: Today. Muslim day for a whole week, I don't really care.

PAT: July 20th.

STU: It seems impossible that they would not realize that this would fire some people up and you wonder why they did it.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Like why wouldn't you pick, you know, July 14th or whatever it was, you know. It seems like they made that specifically for a choice and you wonder as a large corporation, they couldn't have been so oblivious of this that they didn't notice.

PAT: There's no way. Not if they're Americans. Come on. The sensibilities, that's what we it's the same thing we had with the mosque at Ground Zero.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Opening, the grand opening on 9/11 next year, the 10 year anniversary. I mean, it's just and then you find out all these things about the imam here.

GLENN: Well, what do we know about Six Flags? Do we know anything about Six Flags?

STU: It's a huge corporation that's had some financial troubles.

GLENN: Who owns the huge corporation? Who owns it?

PAT: Saudis. I don't know.

STU: You are just making stuff up.

PAT: Just making stuff up.

GLENN: That sounds you know in today's world?

PAT: Yemenis.

GLENN: Come to our yack park. The rides are so wild, your kids will be yacking at our yack park, the Yemeni yack! Don't talk back! That would be great! We'll have a jingle: Yemeni yack, don't talk back. I'm opening it in the sands of Saudi Arabia.

PAT: They like it. And then they can have the argument, hey, how can an American open up over here?

GLENN: How come why are they having American day on July 4th?

PAT: Hey.

GLENN: Hey.

PAT: The day they invaded Afghanistan! Wait!

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Seriously think about it flipped around like that. If an American corporation were to do something that insensitive, it would never happen. It would never, ever happen.

GLENN: On the day that they on the day that we invaded Iraq, imagine going over and having, at their water park, American day at their water park. You think?

PAT: You think there would be

GLENN: You think there would be anybody here in America that wouldn't say, "Guys, I think that's a bad that's in bad taste. That's in bad taste." We wouldn't do it.

PAT: Never.

GLENN: Because that wouldn't be our intention to stick a stick in their eye.

STU: Especially as a look, the bottom line is

GLENN: Which, bottom line is, I'm bringing up the stick in the eye. I don't know if

PAT: Oh, boy, here we go. Are we doing it?

GLENN: I don't

STU: If this is where it's going, please.

GLENN: Please. I don't know. I saw a lot of I saw a lot of blogs yesterday. A lot of people are speculating on my possible loss of vision. In fact, I think it goes further than that. It's total and complete blindness. And they're speculating now that I may be just faking my eye condition as a ratings ploy, and I have to tell you, you got me. There's nothing more exciting than listening or watching to someone who is slowly, over his lifetime, possibly going blind.

PAT: Are you willing to turn over your medical records? Can we take a look at the examination? You said you took a bunch of tests. Let's see em!

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: Can we see the spots of discoloration on your retina?

GLENN: May I just answer that?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Sure. You can see them, but I can't.

PAT: (Laughing).

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Well, possibly someday down the road. All right. So anyway, you were saying, Stu? We were talking about? Muslim Day at Six Flags.

STU: I think, you know, like, for example, I doubt there will be many people in what was the example? Afghanistan or Iraq that would make the argument, "Well, that wasn't normal Americans didn't attack us. It was that evil George Bush and I think maybe it's okay."

GLENN: Normal American?

STU: But I think we would make the argument here, we would make the allowance that look, you know, a normal Muslim family it's Muslim families day, normal Muslim families did not bring down the World Trade Centers.

GLENN: Let me ask you something.

STU: But you think as a large corporation you'd understand some sensitivities and you just wonder why you'd pick that weekend of all weekends to put it there. I mean, are you just asking for controversy?

GLENN: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I can't imagine that in 1948 they would have had Japanese Day at the water park on December 8th.

STU: Yes, it would be probably would not have occurred.

GLENN: Like, now, I don't think that's really and I you know what? Well, I know this to be true because what Barack Obama says he's fighting against, only the progressive FDR and Woodrow Wilson did. The Japanese wouldn't have done it because they were afraid the progressives would round them up, again! So they wouldn't have so they wouldn't have done it. But I can't even imagine a Japanese family thinking that would have been in good taste. I can't imagine being a Muslim and thinking, "You know what? Honey, let's get in the car." I think it would be in poor taste. You don't think now, maybe, now maybe me because I just don't sometimes you are like, "This is a guy thing." Really? I never thought of it that way. But the Muslim women have got to be like, you know, like my wife. Wouldn't your wife say, "We are not going to the that's in poor taste. It's the day after the anniversary of 9/11."

STU: Well, here's an example. Let's say they did a let's say there was a terrorist attack and it was some crazy Tea Party extremist guy and then, you know, a few years later the day after that attack they have Tea Party day at Six Flags.

GLENN: Let's do this. Let's do this. Let's say that Timothy McVeigh because Oklahoma City. Do you think that you would have tyrants be damned day at the amusement park in Oklahoma? I mean

STU: Because we would argue, hey, look, we had nothing to do, that's a nut job but still you understand the sensitivities there.

GLENN: You have eight or nine years, would you have, eight or nine years after Oklahoma City and you were still engaging in terrorist activity, there were still terrorists happening around the country and the world by the group of people that, you know, Timothy McVeigh would have been in, okay? Do you think you would have anyone at all that was associated with that group? Even if they say we're not Tea Parties are a great is a great example. I hate Timothy McVeigh. I don't think anybody glorifies Timothy McVeigh. I've never met anybody that glorifies Timothy McVeigh. The guy was a killer. But I don't think in Oklahoma City it would be a good idea to have, you know, a big water park day.

STU: Yeah, militia day or something at the water park.

GLENN: Yeah, militia day, better than the Tea Party. It's militia party.

STU: A lot of militia members would be like, wait a minute, we had nothing to do with that.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: But still you would understand the sensitivities. Especially as a big company you'd understand them. Maybe the members of the group might not pick that up but I mean, if you are a big company and you know this is going on, especially, again, on something that's known for the date. I mean, Oklahoma City, you know, people know it as Oklahoma City bombing. This is known as the date. It's known as 9/11.

GLENN: Yeah, you could easily say like 8/28, I didn't know that was the "I Have a Dream" speech day. But everyone will remember 8/28, coming down the road everyone will remember 8/28 not necessarily with Martin Luther King but they will remember it for what we're doing because it's the day. You can easily, I have no idea the day of Oklahoma do you know the day that Oklahoma City was bombed?

STU: April, right? 19th, 20th?

PAT: I think, somewhere in there.

GLENN: Okay, so you're better than me. You know why I don't know that?

STU: Oh, is this going to happen every day?

PAT: I hope so.

GLENN: As long as it drives the left crazy, I'll do it every day twice a day a hundred times a day. The more they hate it, the more I'm going to do it. I may have to have I may tonight I may have to take an eye test on air. I could schedule it at a different time, but I and it's painful! Sure, they don't stick anything in my eyes or anything like that. I just have to look at a card but... (sobbing), oh, the pain! The pain!

I'm going to introduce you to what is by far the most annoying trend on social media involving a particular emoji. The annoying online trend features the clapping emoji πŸ‘ in πŸ‘ between πŸ‘ each πŸ‘ word.

The technique is most often used β€” unironically β€” by the social justice types to express indignation or condescension.

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It's meant to imply that the person who is writing the message is so much more "woke" than you that they are righteously allowed to clap in your face. Just looking at it is enough to test your blood pressure. Among the most recent standouts is the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson's decision to play a transgender character, which LGBTQ advocates would view as a good thing, right? You know, her being an ally to their cause and all. Here's one of the myriad tweets that sums up the feeling:

For weeks, the social justice types had been raging about Johansson, who was slated to portray a crime kingpin who was born a woman but identified as male in the film Rub & Tug.

In an interview with NPR β€” naturally β€” a trans activist had this to say about it:

Casting male actors to play trans women and female actors to play trans men really reinforces the idea that trans men are really women who are pretending to be men and tricking people into thinking they're men as opposed to the truth, which is that transgender men are living authentically as themselves. And we look like men and we feel like men, and we are perceived as men, and there's no reason, like, women should be playing us.

Listen to the full interview here:

Boy, if it weren't already confusing enough…

In response to this so-called backlash, Scarlett Johansson released a statement to her critics, noting to "tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment."

But, finally β€” as most people do these days β€” she buckled. She released the following statement:

In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project. Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I've learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive.

What's the source of all this outrage? Because, we all know that the small but vocal mob β€” who the mainstream media has for some reason given a platform, and whose voice is louder than the rest of ours β€” is able to bully until they get what they want.

There's no winning.

Let's say that Scarlett Johansson had refused the role to begin with, on the grounds that she will not play a transgender character. You can guarantee the same crowd that's outraged now would be in fits. There's no winning. The best we can do is treat those around us with respect, live humbly and, for heaven's sake, don't clap between every damn word.

We should all be praying for success at the Trump/Putin sit-down

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92 percent of the world's nuclear weapons are in TWO countries: the U.S. and Russia. And as I'm speaking right now, the leaders of both countries are sitting down at a table to try and figure out how to coexist with one another. Sounds kind of important right? And even though the media will slap-fight each other to death today in an attempt to turn the Trump/Putin summit partisan, what's happening right now in Helsinki is probably the least most partisan thing happening right now… like anywhere. As in, the entire planet.

If there was ever a time to be partisan… this isn't it. To any Democrat, Republican or mainstream media pundit looking to turn this into some gotcha political narrative… what the hell is wrong with you? The last time the U.S. and Russian presidents sat down for a summit was in 2010… eight years ago! Here's a small rundown of how "cold" our relationship has been since then.

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Russia still has troops in Georgia after their invasion during Obama's first term. Keep in mind, Georgia was a country considering joining NATO. That invasion was Russia's coming out party. It was a warning to the world that things were about to change, and they were just getting started. They would then invade, steal and annex Crimea from Ukraine. They'd also invade, destabilize and wage war in Eastern Ukraine. That war is still going on to this day, but rarely does the media talk about it anymore. And the backdrop to that invasion and silent war was an accusation from the Russians that the United States deliberately encouraged the fall of the Ukrainian president and government.

Meanwhile, Russia continues supplying troops and equipment to their side, and we are now providing military training and anti-tank missiles to ours.

And Ukraine is just one of the proxy wars currently being fought between the two nuclear powers. Syria is the other. In April, we admitted to killing nearly 200 Russians in that conflict.

Over the past four years, over 700 Russian citizens and companies have been sanctioned, 35 diplomats have been declared persona non grata, 2 Russian diplomatic compounds have been closed, one consulate and two diplomatic annexes. Oh… and Russia has ejected over 700 U.S. diplomatic staff.

Between cyber attacks and indictments on Russian intelligence personnel, tensions have never been higher.

Between cyber attacks and indictments on Russian intelligence personnel, tensions have never been higher. Russia currently maintains an arsenal of 6,600 nuclear weapons. We have 6,450. The next closest nuke holders are France with 300 and China with 280. It's not even close. Between Washington and Moscow, there are over 13,000 nuclear weapons pointed at one another.

Forget partisan politics. The two toughest kids on the block just met for a sit-down, and we should all be praying for their success.

It's not just the Twitter mobs, the Leftist extremists and the flagrant fourth-wave feminists who want ICE abolished. As we've seen, there's a growing number of politicians who want to see it as well.

Cue Alejandro Alvarez, who in his 32 years has managed to cultivate his brand as a "serial immigration violator." Alejandro has been deported 11 times. Well, he's facing deportation once again, after allegedly "slashing his wife with a chainsaw." His wife is in recovery and is expected to survive.

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Around 3:00 pm last Wednesday, police arrived at Alejandro's. When they arrived, they found Alvarez's wife suffering from "traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw." The couple's three children were huddled in fear inside the home. Alejandro's wife was rushed to a nearby trauma center for an emergency surgery.

Alejandro fled the scene of the crime, but was eventually hauled in by police and booked under "suspicion of attempted murder, child endangerment, hit and run, and grand theft auto."

Sounds like the kind of guy who should be in our country illegally, right?

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley noted that "Immigration officers have lodged a detainer against Alvarez, requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement before his release to allow them to take the man into custody."

This is the new reality.

This is the new reality. The immigration agency has to ask for permission, to file requests, to have illegal immigrants who are guilty of crimes dealt with. Luckily for Alejandro, Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, so maybe he'll get another pass and be back on the streets in no time.

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

Why is nobody talking about this?

Alabama law enforcement officials say that an illegal immigrant and an immigrant in the United States on a green card are responsible for the brutal murders of a grandmother and her 13-year-old special needs granddaughter in what investigators say is violence related to Mexican drug cartels.