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GUTFELD: Hey, there. How are you?

GLENN: Very good. Greg is from Red Eye at airs at 3:00 o'clock in the morning eastern time, midnight on the West Coast. I don't know if they do that because people are high on the West Coast, generally, and so they can handle it a little bit more, a little earlier.

GUTFELD: Perhaps.

GLENN: Perhaps.

GUTFELD: I don't know if there was any theory behind the actual creation of the show.

GLENN: Really?


GLENN: I've been on the show before. You never invited me back, but that's a different story.

GUTFELD: That's just because you got too busy.

GLENN: Is that what it is?

GUTFELD: You just stopped answering my calls.

GLENN: So, Greg?


GLENN: You say you want to open up a gay bar next to the mosque at Ground Zero.

GLENN: We think that might be a little, a little much.


GLENN: Uh-huh.

GUTFELD: Well, I don't know. Is the idea of a gay bar next to a mosque any crazier than building a mosque near Ground Zero?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Okay. All right. That's a very good point.

GUTFELD: That's one of the exercises that I'm trying to complete here.

GLENN: Yeah.

GUTFELD: I tell my friends this. Like, you -- I think you're kind of the same way. I'm not against building a mosque. If it's done legally, if the money is coming from the right place, private property, it's good.

GLENN: Yeah.

GUTFELD: But it's like when I was a kid and I would irritate my sister, I would stand really close and run my finger in circles in front of her eyeballs, that's legal but it's annoying. It's annoying. It's kind of like what the mosque people are doing by, you know, building it and kind of ignoring out sensibilities. They're just annoying us. It's not against the law. Can't they exercise some good manners? And in a way, that's what I'm saying with this --

GLENN: So, how much money would you need to raise to open ?

GUTFELD: You know, I've looked around the area. You know, I'm a terrible businessman, Glenn. I'm not like you. I'm barely scraping by. I live in a box, you know, under an overpass.

GLENN: Somehow I doubt that.

GUTFELD: I have buddies that open bars in the city. So, I called them up and asked them. They said around a million dollars, and I've also looked at space in that area. Again, casually on Google because I'm very lazy and I couldn't tell if there was anything available but there are a lot of bars that look like they're available in the sense that they are extremely empty and depressing looking.

GLENN: Right. But you have a multilevel bar idea, don't you? I mean, this is a pretty big bar.

GUTFELD: Well, the thing is I want it to be all inclusive, like, you know, where everybody can come. It's all about building communication and tolerance. So, I think that there should be two floors, heaven and halal and halal, the first floor would be all halal food, which is the kind of food that Muslims can eat and then the second floor would be heaven, which you have 72 virgin drinks because alcohol is not permitted by the Muslim faith. I would also like to have another floor where you can drink, so people could go there and have an alcoholic drink who aren't necessarily Muslim.

GLENN: So, that would be heaven, halal, and Infidel Zone or --


GLENN: That is what it would be? The more I think about it, I'm really kind of partial to You Mecca Me Hot.

GUTFELD: Yeah, yeah. I have to give credit to -- you know, Twitter, when the idea came out.

GLENN: Really?

GUTFELD: People just started posting --

GLENN: What’s your Twitter account? Maybe you can get some more suggestions.

GUTFELD: It's at Greg Gutfeld, but if you look at the hash tag, Gutfeld bar names hash tag on Twitter, you will see there are thousands of them and they were just coming up like crazy. Some of them you can't repeat because they are offensive -- but then there are others --

GLENN: But you don't mean this to be offensive?

GUTFELD: No, no, no. -- basically this really is an exercise in tolerance.

PAT: You're building bridges

GUTFELD: Exactly. That's what I'm here for. This is what New York City is all about. There should be a gay bar near a mosque.

GLENN: Right. Now, somebody would say you're building bridges. Someone else would say you're also lighting the finished end on fire before you finish that bridge.

GUTFELD: Lighting the what? What did you say?

GLENN: Lighting the finished part of that bridge on fire. Greg, I appreciate it. We'll look for a -- the opening of the new gay bar

GUTFELD: Yes. Absolutely. You can come on premiere night.

GLENN: All right. Okay.

GUTFELD: I'll have a roped off area.

GLENN: Okay. Thanks a lot. Greg Gutfeld from Red Eye and the FOX News Channel.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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