Glenn Beck: Healthcare bill author hasn't read healthcare bill?

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GLENN: Okay. I've been busy on these things and Pat and Stu have been trying to follow what's going on especially, my favorite story I think has to come from Baucus.

PAT: Yeah, Max Baucus from Montana which is a pretty conservative state, I think he is going to have a really good time in his next election cycle because the guy is just getting smarter and smarter and more in touch with his constituents every day. Here's what he has said about the healthcare bill. He and Kathleen Sebelius were in Montana talking about the healthcare bill and people were asking him, well, Max, you helped author this thing. Did you read ‑‑ did even you read the whole bill? Because we're a little hacked off that ‑‑ and there it is. There's hacked off for you. We're a little hacked off that people haven't read the bill. And he said I ‑‑

GLENN: I love these people who say read the bill.

PAT: Read the bill.

CONYERS: I love these members that say read the bill. What good is reading the bill if it's 1,000 pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill.

PAT: That's what I... read the bill?

GLENN: Okay. So Max?

PAT: So Max says I don't ‑‑ look, I don't think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the healthcare bill. You know why? It's statutory language. We hire experts. What?

GLENN: Wait.

PAT: We didn't hire experts. We elected you!

GLENN: You. You're the one who's supposed to do it for us!

PAT: I get a kick out of these people who say read the bill.

GLENN: You know ‑‑

PAT: Read every page.

GLENN: Can I tell you something?

PAT: I get people who do that.

STU: Know what you're voting on.

PAT: Know, know what you're talking about. I get a kick out of these people. You know how hard it is to know what I'm talking about? I pay people a lot of money to know what I'm talking about.

STU: Have an idea of where you are sending our trillion dollars.

PAT: I get a kick out of ‑‑ do you know how much money we make? A lot. I can't keep track of trillions of dollars. I'd need a couple of accountants to do that.

GLENN: It's like, do you have the audio of Donald Rumsfeld on September 9th, 2001, saying we've found a discrepancy here; it appears that the Pentagon has misplaced or lost $2 trillion.

STU: He's criticizing that, by the way.

GLENN: I know that. No, I know that. No, he's like, we've got to get to the bottom of it. We never got to the bottom of it. I never heard anything about the $2 trillion. How do you misplace $2 trillion? Where did I put ‑‑ honey, where did I put my wallet? I mean, what, are you kidding me?

STU: The greatest thing is you actually are misquoting that number. I believe it was $2.3 trillion, which means you just left off $300 billion in a rounding error.

PAT: Nice spin trying to cover for the Bush administration again, Glenn. That's great. Way to go.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

PAT: But when you're just a Republican hack.

STU: When you are dropping off $300 billion because it's not of consequence to the amount of number, money you are talking about, that's a problem.

GLENN: That's a lot of money, yeah, that's a lot of money.

PAT: But that's where it's gotten, isn't it? It's so big now.

GLENN: $300 billion used to be real money.

PAT: Not anymore. It's not.

GLENN: Remember when $300 billion was $300 billion? Now, why read the bill?

PAT: $300 billion?

GLENN: I kept that in my sock drawer for years.

PAT: I can't even buy a small third world nation for $300 billion.

GLENN: Why shouldn't Max Baucus read the bills? Are you kidding me?

PAT: I just wrote the bill.

GLENN: We just hired a guy named bill. We just talk to him.

PAT: I hope, and I ‑‑ Max Baucus used to be ‑‑ he used to be pretty conservative.

STU: I don't know if I believe you on that.

PAT: I don't know what happened to you.

STU: You've said that before and I don't believe it.

PAT: He was pretty reasonable.

GLENN: Listen to him.

PAT: He was pretty reasonable.

PAT: Bleep, bleep, bleep, that's all, folks.

PAT: Well, Max Baucus, I think I voted for him. I think he was one of my first.

GLENN: Now it comes out.

STU: Pat Gray equals healthcare. I see.

PAT: It was 1980.

STU: Yeah, you knew, though. What did you know and when did you know it?

GLENN: Hold it. Maybe we've actually just stumbled onto the problem. When did you vote for him?

PAT: 1980.

GLENN: 1980.

PAT: '80.

GLENN: He's still there.

PAT: He's still there. I think he got there in '76 but I was too young to vote at the time. So I think he's ‑‑

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: I mean, the guy has been there forever!

GLENN: That's the problem.

PAT: Yeah, it's time to go, Max.

GLENN: Send them home.

PAT: Home! Max Baucus phone home. Go home.

STU: Wow, you talked about the 1980 vote with a 1982 reference.

GLENN: It was very nice.

PAT: Tied it right in.

GLENN: Not a lot of old‑timey radio people can do that as well and as seamlessly as Pat has just done.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: That is very, very good.

PAT: That's when radio used to mean something, the ET references.

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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