Glenn Beck: 8 pennies



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GLENN: I want to tell you, and a little later I'm going to get into the full details about the Hindenburg Omen. The Hindenburg Omen, that doesn't sound good. It happened on Friday and it's, it's an economic thing, says that there's a 77% chance of a crash coming our way in the next 40 days. There's trouble in the Middle East. Unemployment now is at the highest I think it's ever been for those who are 16 to 24 years old. We're talking now a lost generation. There's the beginnings of civil unrest. The debt is unsustainable. The debt is so large now that next year we could have people say, I'm not going to buy your debt anymore, I don't believe America is serious. We have problems on our border that now include Hezbollah. We have a sheriff down on our border who says we've got to abandon this town. We have to abandon an American town! And yet, the president does nothing. We have enemies within the gates. We have an attack on capitalism. There's a billboard in Phoenix, Arizona, that says we don't have a legal problem; we have a capitalism problem: We have attack on freedom. We have attack on our own energy sources. You talk to anybody in the oil industry, in Houston, in the climate summit gulf, anybody, and they will tell you there's no new drilling permits even being issued. Our military is stretched too thin and our religion is under attack. Now, you tell me is an election going to solve these problems? Do you really think getting the Republicans to take over the House is the answer to solve these problems? Maybe it delays some of it and it's important, but is that the answer? I don't know how anyone can say yes. I don't know how anybody can say, well, by not enforcing the laws, by making sure that we bail out all of the states, that we give our union buddies all of these extra favors, by going into more socialism, by going into more debt that that is the solution. There's only one solution, only one. One. And if we don't turn to him pretty soon, we're in trouble. They have told people on the steps of the Supreme Court that they cannot pray there. They have told students on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial they can't sing the National Anthem there. And last week I was told by the Kennedy Center that we could not pray there. We were told by the Kennedy Center in no uncertain terms that we could hold our event there, sure we had a contract. But they weren't told that we were going to have an opening prayer. The program is has the word divine in it, our divine destiny. We couldn't pray at the Kennedy Center. So my attorneys came to me and said, Glenn, are you willing to compromise on it? And I said, I sure am. You tell them that not only will I do an opening prayer, I'll do a closing prayer, and the entire program may be a prayer. In fact, take this down. It is a night of prayer. You'll see if you are lucky enough to get a ticket to the Kennedy Center, and they are not for sale. You will see in the program how I described it. I described it that way. So they could print that in their program at the Kennedy Center which they insisted on having after they told us we couldn't pray. I said, let me dictate this one. Friday night I was supposed to have a meeting today at 1:00 with their attorneys and I had already talked to my attorneys. Zero compromise. We asked them, where is that in your I didn't see that in your rules and regulations. "It's not written down." No prayer at a federally funded building.



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Friday night I think they got a hold of Common Sense. They alerted me Friday night that they will allow prayer to happen on the stage of the Kennedy Center. I told them, thank you so much for your graciousness. I appreciate the scrap from the table. America, our religion and our faith is under attack and whether people care to realize it or not, it is. I went down to West Palm on Friday and I had some meetings with these very wealthy individuals and I asked them for their support of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Now, I don't need any more I don't need any more money to be able to cover the cost for this event. It's been paid for. I think it's been paid for in double, at least where it stands right now. This is for the this is for the guys who are fighting and dying for us. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation, this started on the trip over to Iran during the Iranian hostage crisis. And the guys on the helicopter all looked at each other, all special forces, they looked at each other and said, if you die, I'll take care of your family; if I die, will you take care of mine. And they promised each other that, yes, they would. Well, the helicopters blew up in the desert and we lost good men trying to save American citizens from a theocracy, one that is still in existence and stoning people because they're homosexual.

We have now 500 families to take care of, and the number is growing every day, 500 families. This particular organization, they take care of their schooling. They call them on their birthdays. If there's a problem with one of them in school, they could be in the fourth grade and they lost their dad. One of their brothers that was part of the force where Dad was lost gets onto a plane and flies into town and finds out from the son what's going on, what's happening to your grades. These guys honor their commitment.

So I was sitting having dinner with a group of wealthy individuals and I asked them, can you write a check? And many of them did. When I got onto the plane, I asked also what had come in during the week and Joe was there on the plane with me and he said, well, Glenn, a TV viewer just out of the blue just wrote us a check, and I want to show it to you. Here's a check for $25,000, just from a, just a viewer that just said, I want to write a check. $25,000, from their personal account. And he was going on and on about all these people who are starting to step to the plate. I said, what else did we get? And he said, well, we also got a letter in and the person said, I can't make it because I can't afford to come, but I believe in our special forces and I believe in what you're doing. And honor is the key. I wish I could come, but I can't but I wanted to show my support and this is all I could afford. In the envelope was a baggy, and this is not from a child. 8 cents, 8 pennies. I've tried to get my arms around someone as they went into their change drawer and all they had were eight pennies. I tried to get my arms around somebody who then went to the kitchen and put it in a Ziploc baggy, a used one, and then put it in an envelope. I'm replacing those eight pennies myself and I'm keeping these eight cents and putting them in my pocket as a reminder. I don't know. I remember filling up my gas tank and having to count it out in change. I remember the days that, you know, my kids didn't think that my gas tank held more than $5.27. This to me is the epitome of our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. Have you is there anything in your life that you would give it all? Is there anything to you that is so important to you that you would go into your change drawer and count out your last eight pennies and mail them? I ask you this isn't for 8/28 because like I said, it's all paid for. This is for the guys who gave their last full measure of life for the freedom that we have taken for granted, gave their last full measure of life for the things that we didn't realize how fragile they were. Would you do me the honor of presenting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation on 8/28 with a very large check, even if it comes in 8 cents at a time. Would you go to GlennBeck.com/828. If you haven't made a donation, these are the last two weeks. Even if it's $1, $10, $25,000 or your last 8 cents. GlennBeck.com/828 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

On the Basis of Sex. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you probably didn't expect those five words to come out of me this morning. No, that's not my version of a clickbait headline to get you to pay attention — although that probably just happened — but this is the title to the new movie based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Progressives and liberals have been hovering over YouTube like a pack of rabid wolves, anxiously awaiting the first trailer to drop. And — three days — they got their wish. Something in the last few seconds caught my ear. Watch:

Now my first thought after hearing that went something like this: The word "freedom" is literally the fifth frigging word in the first sentence of the First Amendment. It shows up for the second time just two sentences later. How do you screw that up? I always assumed that liberal Hollywood movie makers had never really read the Constitution, but this is just sad.

But my second thought was that maybe they don't consider the Bill of Rights actually part of the Constitution. However, according to the National Constitution Center, the Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution — not a separate document — when it was ratified in 1791. This is rather easy to fact check, so there's really no excuse here.

But then I had another thought. Either liberal Hollywood forgot that the Constitution changed in 1791, or they actually prefer the vaguer pre-1791 version of the Constitution where God-given rights can be excluded if the state so pleases. Think about it. The Bill of Rights is the single greatest roadblock to the radical Left's "progress." Do you hate the fact that private gun ownership encourages self reliance and personal freedom? Do you also hate the fact that dissenting views, opinions and speech can't be silenced and crushed? Then the Bill of Rights is a clear and present danger to your agenda. It's enemy number one.

The new Left that is radically moving toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791.

You see, the new Left that is radically moving further toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791. They wish it never happened. The Bill of Rights is a constant reminder that some FREEDOMS can't be given by the government, they're granted by GOD. And that thought — you being aware of that — scares the hell out of them.

Now, it's possible I thought too much into this. It's also possible the screen writer made a simple mistake and thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was actually born before 1791, figuring it would be a nice tip of the hat to her longevity. I can actually see how you could make that mistake. But it's also possible that this is a sign of the times we live in.

The Bill of Rights is under attack, maybe more now than ever. It's never been more important to let the Constitution of 1791 be our guide, true north and lighthouse.

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

How did this slip by?

The Left has been foaming at the mouth waiting for this movie to drop and when the trailer finally hit the interwebs, it ended with an embarrassing factual error about the Constitution.

What will happen when the Titan kneels?

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You can tell that the NFL season is approaching because you can hear the whining from highly-paid athletes as they prepare their kneepads for some kneeling.

In May, the NFL instated a policy that penalizes players who take a knee during the national anthem.

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"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," the statement said. "The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

Tennessee Titan's defensive end Jurrell Casey has decided that he will continue his whining and kneeling.

"I'm going to take my fine," Casey said in an interview. "It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it's going to be."

Maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics.

He added that "At the end of the day, we got to do a job, but I will continue to use my platform to keep on speaking up."

Yes, he does have a job to do. And that job is playing football. His bosses have made it clear that political activism is not part of the job. Who knows, maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics. There's also Starbucks. They need a self-righteous CEO.

All anyone can talk about right now is Russia and collusion, and for good reason. Special Counsel Robert Mueller just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for cyber attacks and the hacking of cyber-systems in energy, nuclear, water, and manufacturing sectors which you can read about here.

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The Trump-Russia scandal, in a word, is maniacal. There are many moving parts that are very hard to solve — or simply don't want to be solved. All of these are "mysteries wrapped in an enigma," asserted Glenn on Wednesday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program."



From the curious case of Imran Awan to the hacking of DNC servers to "Russian" meddling in elections via social media, all of these deserve scrutiny.

On today's episode, Glenn examined seven scandals that make up the Russia connection:

  1. Russian operatives who used social media to divide Americans during the 2016 election.
  2. The meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
  3. The Fusion GPS Dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  4. Voter fraud in Illinois.
  5. Hillary Clinton's emails.
  6. Imran Awan. Awan was an IT staffer for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who was part of a federal investigation and was arrested on bank fraud charges.
  7. Lastly, the 2016 DNC email leaks.

For the entire explanation, tune into the podcast below:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn Beck argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.

Tribe one is the #Resistance. They are the ones who believe that everything President Trump does is bad. They're also the ones who call for impeachment and who label President Trump a "treasonous traitor" even before a summit with a foreign leader takes place.

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Those, according to Glenn's analysis, include groups like Think Progress, who published an article suggesting that women's rights would be rolled back if the President's SCOTUS nominee is confirmed by the Senate. This tribe also includes progressive talking heads and far Left publications and politicians like The New York Times and Hillary Clinton.

Tribe two are those who defend the President and his actions at all costs. He can do no wrong. These are the people who deny the President's mistakes. They believe the President is a master chess player and everyone else is a pawn in Trump's game.

Both who operate in tribes one and two maintain a "win at all costs" mentality. They don't care what happens as long as their side wins. Glenn calls this a "cult of personality madness."

Tribe three are those who are "free thinkers." These people question the President with boldness and aim for intellectual honesty when evaluating the President's policies and behavior.

Glenn believes tribe one and tribe two are smaller than tribe three.

So, what do all these tribes have to do with Trump and the Russians? Find out in the clip below.

Where do you fall when it comes to Trump and Russia?

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.