Glenn Beck: Sacrifice? Michelle parties like a rock star



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GLENN: So, I don't know exactly what's up with the Michelle Obama's trip to Spain costing a ton of cash but don't worry. It's only for you. It's costing you $75,000 a day. The White House is firing back that she took a vacation with just a dear friend whose father died recently and there aren't 40 friends so, the media has it all wrong

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Just her a dear friend.

GLENN: Her and a dear friend.

PAT: Oh, wow.

GLENN: And 60 or 70

PAT: Not so dear

GLENN: Secret service. They're saying it's just the staff and

PAT: Oh, okay. Well, she does have I mean, we've seen that list, too. Supposedly she does a staff of 40 people.

GLENN: A cost of thousands.

PAT: Who were dear friends that she just employed at up to $100,000 or more a piece.

GLENN: Right. So, she's got that going for her. So, she was just going with a dear friend who has just lost her father.

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: And that's what's happening.

PAT: In Spain?

GLENN: Well, I don't know about in Spain but she's probably just, you know, holding her and rocking back and forth in Spain. I'm not sure how this is working, but some would say this is lavish, but we'll get the word because do we have the guy who actually helped lay this whole thing out on the phone, right? Yeah. We have him? Yeah. We'll go to him in just a second.

First let me play Chuck Todd. This is Chuck Todd on MSNBC talking about well, how did this thing actually happen?

TODD: You know, look. This is one of those things where you get the sense that it doesn't matter what the political guys or the west wing guys would have said about this, this was a private decision to do this and that's probably why this was a little more you know, sometimes when it's a political decision, you can say, defend it easily or criticize it easily and you get the sense here that there was something more to this than just pure politics.

GLENN: Like what?

PAT: Hey, like, wait, Chuck, like what?

VOICE: Chuck Todd just answered that question.

VOICE: I mean, this is in a very uncomfortable position. As I say I'll just be blunt about it I want my first family happy. So but they are the first family. So, they're going to be criticized, but this is part of a bigger narrative, isn't it, about Michelle Obama.

PAT: It's uncomfortable for MSNBC because they find themselves in a position that's untenable and unsustainable for them.

GLENN: Well, a lot of things are unsustainable, I hear. This vacation only happened because of George Bush. This vacation, I believe, was booked by the Bush administration.

PAT: Inherited.

GLENN: Inherited this Spanish vacation.

PAT: Holy cow.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: So, this was supposed to be Laura Bush's vacation and he just inherited it?

GLENN: Sure.

PAT: Whatever.

GLENN: Sure.

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: Really? And I think that, if you want to get into the politics of the past, we can look at past vacations of past Presidents, you know.

PAT: I don't remember George Bush or Laura ever going to Europe.

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: I think she did. Yeah, I think she did, but you're saying this is lavish?

PAT: I'm saying he went to Crawford and chopped wood a lot.

GLENN: And what did he do? This President went back to Chicago and hung out with Oprah Winfrey on his birthday.

PAT: And NBA stars. So

GLENN: And what man doesn't say, Hey, I want to go and hang out with Oprah Winfrey on my birthday? I mean, seriously. Stu, can you think of a man who doesn't say Oprah Winfrey on my birthday would be a

STU: It's her or Rachel Ray. That's who I want to hang out with.

GLENN: No. Seriously. You get into your Ford F 150 and you say, I'm going to Oprah's house. It's my birthday. I don't care what you say, Woman. I'm going and hanging out with the O lady.

STU: Sounds hot.

GLENN: It is. It's great. Now, we have Franc on the phone oh. It's not Franc. Who is it?

CALLER: It's Richard.

GLENN: Hi. Richard. How are you?

CALLER: I'm fantastic. I would say fabulous.

GLENN: You would say fabulous?

STU: In three words, fab u lous.

GLENN: You are the designer of this vacation?

CALLER: Well, I put this whole thing together for and I'm resenting a great deal. You're calling it lavish. There is nothing to be further from the truth. Today, for instance, let me just go over some of her schedule.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: Here's what I've arranged, a hot oil and platinum massage for the first lady and her entourage.

GLENN: Wait, wait. Hold it just a second. Wait, wait.

CALLER: She's sleeping on sheets made from the screens of beluga caviar.

GLENN: Wait, wait. Hold on just a second.

CALLER: You can actually eat her bed sheets. That means that saves us, you know, expensive chefs, you know, having to cook the beluga caviar in the morning.

GLENN: You don't cook beluga caviar.

CALLER: actually take the food from the plate to her mouth. And, of course, rather than having the first lady have to move on her own, because she is the first lady, you don't expect her to have to do that, so, we have four Eunuchs whose job it is to manipulate her limbs for her.

GLENN: Okay. I'm just wondering, who are the 40 friends that the White House is now denying that there are 40 friends with her? She says it's just

CALLER: There's just one dear friend.

GLENN: One dear friend. Who is the one dear friend?

CALLER: Just one dear friend who just lost a loved one and she's comforting her.

GLENN: Who is that? Do you know?

CALLER: I don't I can't I can't divulge her name.

GLENN: Now, how long has this been in the planning.

CALLER: This has been in the planning since the Bush administration.

GLENN: Since the Bush admission. So, did she know

CALLER: She would have been happy comforting this dear, dear friend in Washington or Chicago, but this is something she's inherited from the Bush administration. I have to tell you something. She hates all of this. I mean, every time every time she has to go on a vacation such as this, she weeps for the plight of the poor non First Family peasants in America.

GLENN: Really?

CALLER: That have nothing since the failed polls in

GLENN: Okay. The first night in Spain, the menu was sea bass tartar, strawberry gazpacho, sardines, and then the main course you know, everybody knows that wasn't the main course. Then the main course was lobster with sea weed risotto.

CALLER: And what's your point?

GLENN: Well, I'm just I'm thinking that maybe

CALLER: There should have been some filet in there, too?

GLENN: No. I'm thinking that may be a little over the top when we have an economy could I may I ask

CALLER: Sort of a surf and turf sort of feeling?

GLENN: Let me ask you this: I know that the President sold a lot of books, a lot of books, and I know you can make a lot much money selling a lot of books.

CALLER: There's nothing wrong with that, by the way.

GLENN: There is nothing wrong with that. You can sell all the books you want, but they're spending an awful lot of that money, you know. Where how did where do they get all the money for these kinds of I mean, it's like her sixth vacation in two months.

CALLER: And so what's your point?

GLENN: Well, she's got a designer coat coming from England. They called her and just said, Hey, let me design. She seems to spend a lot of money.

CALLER: Well, they're reimbursing taxpayers for over $350.

GLENN: What are you talking about?

CALLER: They're going to reimburse the taxpayers for $350.

GLENN: For what exactly?

CALLER: For the expenses of this trip.

GLENN: I think it's more than $350 that this trip cost.

CALLER: Well, yes, but some of this is because she's the first lady. This is I mean, you can't expect her to, what, take a canoe over to Europe? You can't expect her to sleep in a Motel 6 in Europe.

GLENN: Well, no, but I wouldn't mind if she took a I mean, you remember they flew over to you know, for the climate exchange thing, they flew overseas in the 747. You know, they could have done, you know, a phone conference on that. They seem to lecture us about, you know, how tough things are and also, you know, how unsustainable things are and cutting back and then also on greenhouse gases. Air Force 2 is $11800 an hour. That's

CALLER: Yes, but all of these things are paid for and so much more. All of these things are taken care of through the generosity of the social programs that they are working on passing for the American people.

GLENN: What are you hang on. What?

CALLER: All of these things are just they're all taken care of by the taxpayer, by the generosity of the Obama family making sure the people are taken care of by this government.

GLENN: So, you're saying that the 40 friends are over as part of a social program?

CALLER: Of course they are. Of course they are. This is all part of first of all, I told you at the beginning that she's helping a friend who is grieving right now.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: And there are 40 other people, not close personal friends but 40 other people who are also there who are being taken care of by the generosity

Glenn: So, this is a job program almost?

CALLER: Exactly right. She is saving and creating 40 jobs.

GLENN: So, this is like a vacation job, like you could be hired to go on vacation

CALLER: That's right. By the Obama family who have created and saved all of these jobs for the American people.

GLENN: Do you think maybe

CALLER: It makes me weep just thinking about the generosity.

GLENN: Do you think maybe she could have created those jobs and stayed a little closer to home and gone to the gulf?

CALLER: No. Because they would have been in the way.

GLENN: They would have been in the way of what?

CALLER: They would have been in the way in the gulf and it would there just would have been such a scene down there and you can't expect the Obamas to get in the way of the people who are doing their job, not removing oil because all the oil is pretty much gone.

GLENN: And so then you had to go to Spain? That was the only other

CALLER: They had to go to Spain. This was important for them to have to go to Spain to get out of the way of the gulf.

GLENN: They could have gone to California. California is struggling. They could have gone there.

CALLER: Create 40 jobs for people who are vacation job workers. This is a beautiful thing that she is sacrificing for the American people.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.