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GLENN: We're down at the XM studios here in Washington D.C. as we are getting ready for 8/28. Yesterday you might have heard we got the permit for 8/28.

STU: No, no, all the liberals were saying we weren't going to get the permit. You forgot about that because they had outed you. You didn't even have a permit. The whole thing was a hoax.

PAT: A hoax.

GLENN: No, but didn't you hear when we corrected them right off the bat and said, no, no, you never get the permit until the week before.

STU: I never saw that printed anywhere. I didn't see that. I was reading the newspaper every day to see it. I only heard that you didn't have the permit and that you were lying.

GLENN: Here in Washington the news is not about 8/28. The news in Washington is about the counterrallies which apparently I am, according to Al Sharpton, I'm a counterrally but he says he hopes to have 3,000 people there for their, I guess main rally, and our counterrally might be 100 or 200 or 300,000 people.

PAT: Well, and he does this all the time. It's a tradition for him, year after year after year after year.

GLENN: Really? I didn't know that.

PAT: Traditional. Yes, he only announced that he was having a rally five months ago? When we announced almost a year ago.

GLENN: Yeah.


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PAT: But, but this is just a traditional thing for him.

GLENN: I didn't know that.

PAT: Year after year. This dates back to the, I think the late 1800s.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Really?

STU: 1874.

PAT: '74, thank you. Thank you, I didn't know the exact date.

GLENN: I didn't know we had exact evidence that he

PAT: No, no, that he really?

GLENN: That he doesn't do this every year.

PAT: No, no.

GLENN: For instance, wasn't it 2008 that he was at the

STU: Democratic National Convention in Denver.

GLENN: Convention.

PAT: On the 28th?

GLENN: On the 28th.

PAT: On the 27th and then he flew back for the traditional 8/28 speech.

GLENN: No, he wasn't there.

STU: No, uh huh.

PAT: Weird. Wait.

STU: We'll find out it was just a really long march all the way from Denver to Washington.

GLENN: Wow. On a plane in first class.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: (Laughing). So the word here is all about Al Sharpton and the counterdemonstration that he is doing. And I have to tell ya, you just lock arms and you don't pay attention to anybody else or anything else that is going on. You don't pay attention to any of it. Because it's not about them, and they have absolutely every right to protest or march or do whatever they want to do, and that's fine. You know, we'd sure love to have them listen. And, you know, instead of judging there's not even a we're not even judging a man by the content of his character. We're beyond even judging a book by its cover. They have no idea what's going to be said or done on stage and they're protesting it already.

PAT: Well, they know it's going to be hateful and they know it's going to be politically charged.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: And they know you're involved, and that's all they need.

GLENN: That's all they need to know.

PAT: That's all they need.

GLENN: That's all they need to know.

STU: Isn't this one of those things with the media where Van Jones and ACORN where if you are reading a newspaper every day, you hear about a counterrally without ever hearing a story of the rally. Like, you don't even understand what it's a counter to because they didn't report the actual rally initially. They are just reporting the response to the rally that they never reported on.

GLENN: Here is my guess. The just like the coverage of the mosque now is only starting to cover the counter? Have you noticed that? Now if you watch the you'll only see these huge crowds in New York, huge crowds for the rallies, but they're spending most of the time talking to the people on the other side and the

PAT: The numbers for the mosque.

GLENN: That were for the mosque, and the numbers there are just almost nonexistent. My prediction is that this will be covered incorrectly, they will take one line from somebody or one thing or they will find one person on the stage that shouldn't have been there and or there will be somebody in the crowd, whatever, they will focus on one thing.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And then all of the coverage will be about the counterrallies.

PAT: Well, that's why we keep saying, you've said it a thousand times, please leave your signs at home. Don't bring any signs. Because that's what they will focus on. If anybody says anything incendiary, that will be the story.

GLENN: Well, they will already, if anybody brings signs now, they will already focus on that and they will say, Glenn Beck said not to bring signs and yet people did it anyway.

PAT: They brandished placards. What was that story we had a couple of months ago? They were brandishing placards.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Like it was a weapon or something.

STU: And this is what they are doing with the mosques, too, is they find the best spoken defender of the mosque that's standing out there and then they find the one idiot who's going, no Muslims in New York State! And they put them on you know, they are the voice of the movement in opposition.

GLENN: Yeah, they are the voice of the people. So it is, it is interesting to watch. Have you noticed that they are starting to merge together? Do you happen to have the Howard Curtis CNN thing?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: They are starting to merge together. This 8/28, which has nothing to do with the mosque thing, nothing to do with it.

STU: No.

GLENN: Have you noticed they are merging?

STU: No, I haven't. Really?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. CNN is starting to merge the two together, I guess because I'm such a hateful person that even if I'm not talking about the mosque, they know I want to talk about the mosque.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And so now they are starting to merge together, and one of the ways they are merging together is, "Well, if the mosque is in poor taste, isn't 8/28 in poor taste? Shouldn't Glenn Beck give up 8/28 because..." well, first of all, I want you to know I haven't killed 3,000 people. I and my friends, nobody in my church, nobody in my faith and I stood up against the killing of 3,000 people. So I don't know where that connection is.

PAT: They seem to forget that slight detail.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: That extremists did, in fact, kill 3,000 people.

GLENN: Now, if you want to say the tea party, which they do, the tea party is akin to what's his name, the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh.

PAT: Timothy McVeigh.

GLENN: I don't think so.

STU: No.

GLENN: I'm clearly on the record for the last 15 years or how long ago did that happen? Ten years?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Clearly on the record being against that, too.

STU: Not to mention, too. You know, maybe I'm wrong on this. But when I think of 9/11, Ground Zero, you think of a somber site of remembrance. The "I Have a Dream" speech is triumphant moment.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It's not a it's a moment of the Civil Rights Movement, moving further the American dream, it's a great thing.

GLENN: Do you remember why we picked 8/28?

PAT: Yeah. Because first of all, 9/12 was a Sunday.

GLENN: Sunday, and I'm not going to have people try to gather on the Sabbath. I'm not going to ask them. How can you ask for the Lord's blessings if you are breaking the Sabbath.

PAT: And then the day before that's obviously 9/11, which you didn't want to mess with.

GLENN: Right, which I don't think we want to have. Can you imagine what people would have said? And they would have been right.

PAT: Exploiting 9/11...

GLENN: So we go back and we just look for an open date where the mall is open and we are open. Now, if this is a traditional event with Al Sharpton, how come there wasn't a hold on the Lincoln Memorial?

STU: So weird.

PAT: That's a good point

GLENN: Yeah. They do it every year, of course. So it was the only open date as close and you know what we argued at the time was that is move in weekend for colleges. And everybody said, Glenn, you are never going to be able to get people there because the colleges, everybody's taking their kids to school. And I said, well, I mean, there's no other open date. There was no other open date. So we took that date, we announced it from stage in Florida. By the time I got onto the bus, I was told that the New York Times had blogged and said that's 8/28. My response was, do we not own a Chase's Calendar? I said, they're going to kill us on this. Now CNN is reporting that, "Well, that's how little Martin Luther King's dream means to Glenn Beck."

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Because he didn't know. Is excuse me? I'm lucky to know my children's birth date.

STU: Yeah. Well, and let's not forget that, you know, 9/11 is a date, an event that's known by the date.

GLENN: Why do you know Pearl Harbor's date?

STU: Because of that one

GLENN: Because of the one speech, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: That's why you know it.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I know July 4th.

PAT: You don't remember when MLK said, I have a dream on this 8/28? That one day?

GLENN: That one day. No, I don't.

STU: Right. That event is known by "I have a dream." It's the "I Have a Dream" speech.

GLENN: I didn't know the date.

STU: I didn't know the date, either. The date is not important. What he said is important. That's the important thing.

GLENN: It's really amazing to me, it is really, truly amazing how people are taking his dream now, Al Sharpton is taking his dream and moving his dream from white people and black people and people of all color getting along, judging somebody by the content of their character, which we are a million miles away from. White, black, all of us, we're a million miles away from. Are we better than we were in 1963? You're damn right we are. We're a lot better than we were. Are we perfect? No. Will we ever? No. Look at the history of the world. It's not the history of our country. Look at the history of our world. One of the things that is keeping us separate is an incorrect reading of history. You don't know the truth about who the bad guys were and who the good.

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Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.