Glenn Beck: Pujols and LaRussa


- Pujols Family Foundation online

- Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation

GLENN: I got a letter from David Barton this morning at about 4:00 in the morning and it is let me just, let me just say this. I hope he doesn't mind. I'm going to read the part of the letter: There is no question this past weekend really got things stirred up. I'm taking a pounding. What else is new. Rabbi Lapin is also getting his brains beat in and several of the other guys have been singled out in the articles, but they are all hanging tough and pushing back, acting like the guys that the Black Robe Regiment would have acted.

That is I share this with you because so it doesn't sound like he's saying poor me. Because let me just read the next line: We're loving it. Our old Texas ad age says that if you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that gets hit the hardest will yell the loudest. We got a lot of them yelling. But I want you to know that being yelped at by wild dogs gets old really fast, especially if you feel like you're alone. I want you to know there are a lot of people that stood on stage at 8/28. Some of them risked their lives. Some of them risked their fortunes. None of them will risk their sacred honor. None of them stood on that stage lightly. None of them. There isn't a soul that went on that stage that didn't have to really search themselves and say what is it that I believe. Even Albert Pujols, he was the guy who I said I think a lot of people will say, oh, my gosh, how did you get him. I asked Albert to do it after meeting him and doing some research on him and listening to Tony LaRussa.

PAT: Tony LaRussa.

GLENN: After listening, after listening to him talk about Albert he must hate that.

PAT: Yeah, I'm sure he does. I'm sure he does.

GLENN: He is such a nice guy, man.

PAT: He is.

GLENN: He is really a nice guy. But we

PAT: He's getting a little beating, too.

GLENN: Yeah, he's what are they saying about him?

PAT: I guess his foundation is being attacked, he's being attacked, the Cardinals are being attacked.

GLENN: What is the name of his foundation?

PAT: That's a good question.

GLENN: Find out what Tony's foundation is. None of these guys took it lightly. They all, they all looked at me and said, Glenn, you are really not going to it's not about politics, right? I said, nope, not at all. This is what it's about. It's about honor, it's about merit, it's about God, restoring the principles that we had. And they none of them, nobody said, sorry. Sarah Palin said, yes, as soon as I said it. I don't think anybody else with the exception of maybe a couple of people in the Black Robe Regiment that said yes right away. They all said, well, let me think about it. Sarah Palin said yes. I called her up, I don't even know if I finished the sentence: Look, I'm doing something in Washington, it's going to be called Restoring Honor and it's going to be happening, and I would really like if you would yes join me. And do it for free. Yes. People like Sarah Palin I think are used to getting hit in the head, but people like Sarah Palin or people like me, we have a side benefit. You know, we get kicked in the head, but we also are on the front of the stage and so we get praised. They don't. These guys are just getting kicked in the head. I would really appreciate it if you would seek these people out that have stood their ground. Rabbi Lapin in Seattle, can you see if you can find his address? Let's get his address and everybody's address, should we do that, his e mail box or something?

STU: I don't know.

GLENN: That may not be a good idea.

STU: That could be could go either way. But we can let's look into it.

GLENN: I just want you to know just, you know what? Here's a better idea. Just pray for them. Just pray for them. Look these people up. And if you can donate to any of their projects, if you believe in them. If you see something and you say, this is good, then please do.

STU: Yeah. Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation is a big one and we'll put links to these in the newsletter today. And also the Pujols Family Foundation which is what he got the award for, but two charities.

GLENN: Albert, can I tell you something? He never wavered.

STU: Amazing.

PAT: And it leaked obviously that he was going to be one of the recipients of the award, and he started getting hammered immediately. And they were all over these guys, both Tony and Albert. And they still came. They came anyway.

GLENN: Everybody was freaking out. Somebody in Albert's camp called and said, now, you guys promised but all the press and we said, it's not it's not that. And we really didn't think that he would show. And when he showed up and he came in the tent the next morning, I just looked at him and I said, Albert, I can't thank you enough for standing. And he just looked at me, of course, why wouldn't I.

PAT: Good guy.

GLENN: Really, really a good guy.

PAT: And I am a born again St. Louis Cardinals fan now. Especially with the season the Astros are having.

GLENN: Weren't you

PAT: Done with the Astros. I'm a born again St. Louis Cardinals fan. And they have lost five in a row since the rally. So please support the St. Louis Cardinals this week. Pray for them.

GLENN: Pray for the St. Louis Cardinals and a win. I think God is I think that's up there. Don't you think?

PAT: I think so. I think it's important.

GLENN: It is, it's you know, what you are going to have to do is when I said to you that we have to mutually that we, what is it

PAT: Pledge our

GLENN: No. With firm reliance, with firm reliance on divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. Part of the thing on the fortunes is we have to start sticking together. Never I don't believe in boycotts. I do believe in, what's a what would be the anti boycott? Using your purchasing power and having it make a difference. And I know you already do that. I know I don't even have to ask you. You know, if you hear a product on this show, don't you know, I don't even have to say this to you. Don't just buy it because we tell you to buy it. And you don't have to be told that. But if you are thinking about one of the products and they advertise on this show and you are like, oh, I was thinking about getting a please buy it from the store or from the people that are advertising on this. These people here, too, are taking great risks. This is the world has changed, and I know you know that. But there are going to be more and more people that stand up, and you did it on Saturday. And do you see the effects that you have when you stand with good, decent people? Do you know how and I didn't take a risk at all, but I think those on the left thought I was taking a risk. I mean, the guy at the NAACP, Jealous said that's such an appropriate name. Jealous said that he just didn't think that, you know, if I mentioned Martin Luther King, he thought that the audience would boo. Well, I knew I wasn't taking a risk. I know you better than that. But we had, you know, 500,000 people there on the mall. Something could have happened. But look what happened. Instead of something bad, something glorious happened. When you get like minded people together, the whole world will change. So as these people took a risk, some of them a life risk. And I believe they are still risking their lives. They are still risking their lives. Because there are those who, like the crazy guy, like the crazy guy yesterday at the Discovery Channel and I don't blame that on the left. I blame that on crazy. There are going to be those people who are going to say, I've got to stop this myself! You just stand with each other and stand with love and stand for peace. And the best story I heard was the people that surrounded the infiltrators at 8/28 and just surrounded them and didn't shout them down: We'll pray for you, we'll pray for you, we love you and we pray for you; we disagree with you but we pray for you, we love you.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 486,702 (up from 434,595 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 22,022 (up from 19,603 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 117,448 (up from 111,853 Yesterday)
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 4% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 65,581 Confirmed cases and 1,036 Deaths, up from 54,941 cases and 784 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 428 total officially recovered, against 1,036 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

Brother, Can You Spare $2 Trillion?
  • US Senate Passes the largest economic stimulus bill in world history.
  • The Senate passes a roughly $2 trillion economic relief plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It includes direct payments to Americans, strengthened unemployment insurance, loans to businesses small and large and increased health care resources for hospitals, states and municipalities.
  • Loans to small businesses are technically 'grants' covering payroll and rent payments. Grants do not have to be repaid.
  • It is unclear when the House will pass the legislation, though it aims to do so Friday.
Every American Will Get $1,200 in 2-3 Weeks, $2,400 plus up to 4 months Unemployment Benefits
  • Workers will get four months of unemployment pay plus additional $600 each.
  • Direct checks to Americans include 1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year before phasing out and ending altogether for those earning more than $99,000
  • That would result in $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with an additional $500 per child for each household.
  • 'Our expectation is within three weeks we will have direct payments out,' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
Cuomo Confirms What Introverts Have Long Known: Social Distancing Works
  • Stringent density control measures may be working to contain the coronavirus in New York state, the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak in the US, as the rate of hospitalization shows early signs of abating, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • New York, which has 19 million residents and nearly 31,000 infections, now accounts for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country and more than 7 percent of the world's total.
  • Cuomo had ordered all but essential businesses to shutter by Sunday evening and residents to limit their outdoor activities and practice social distancing, effectively putting the state on pause.
  • On Tuesday, the number of hospitalized patients had doubled every 4.7 days, slowing from the rate of every 3.4 days on Monday and every two days on Sunday, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing.
  • "This is a very positive sign," he said. "The arrows are heading into the right direction."
Were the Beads Worth It? Mardi Gras Gets Blame for Big Easy Outbreak
  • "Mardi Gras was the perfect storm, it provided the perfect conditions for the spread of this virus," said Dr. Rebekah Gee, who heads up Louisiana State University's health care services division.
  • She noted that Fat Tuesday fell on Feb. 25, when the virus was already in the United States but before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national leaders had raised the alarm with the American public.
  • "New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists," Gee said. "We shared drink cups. We shared each other's space in the crowds. People were in close contact with catching beads. It is now clear that people also caught coronavirus."
  • New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer month could see it wane.
  • Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4.
  • New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, the state with the third-highest caseload of coronavirus in the United States on a per capita basis.
  • The growth rate in Louisiana tops all others, according to a University of Louisiana at Lafayette analysis of global data, with the number of cases rising by 30% in the 24 hours before noon on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a major federal disaster declaration for the state, freeing federal funds and resources.
US Military Officially On No-Travel Lockdown
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a "stop all movement" order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks.
  • The measure is by far the Defense Department's most sweeping to date and will affect forces around the world.
  • Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all U.S. troops, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions.
  • "The purpose is to make sure that we're not bringing the virus back home, infecting others, that we're not spreading it around the military," Esper said.
  • The order does include personnel who were to have been scheduled to be formally discharged from the Military in April or May.
  • Esper said one exception to the order would be the drawdown underway in Afghanistan, which will continue.
For The Best Darn Facemask In The Whole Wide World...
  • In Minnesota, the MyPillow company is refocusing 75 percent of its production to face masks for health care workers.
  • "We have the capacity to make a lot of things at big rates and we're going to be going hopefully from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time," CEO Mike Lindell told FOX 9 of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • The masks will go to hospitals in Minnesota as well as other states, he said. "Whatever it takes."
  • MyPillow worked with the Trump administration to get the proper design, Lindell told local Fox News 9.
  • Lindell joins literally hundreds of other companies in the US who have heeded the call of the Trump Administration to covert production to respirators, masks, ventilators, gowns and other needed medical equipment.
Further Evidence that COVID-19 Is Seasonal and May Spread Less in Summer Months
  • There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
  • Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way.
  • "What we're starting to see now... in southern Africa and in the southern hemisphere countries, is that we're having cases that are appearing as they go into their winter season," he said.
  • "And if, in fact, they have a substantial outbreak, it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that we'll get a cycle around the second time," Fauci said, referring to a 2nd cycle in the US late next fall in November or December.
  • "It totally emphasizes the need to do what we're doing in developing a vaccine, testing it quickly and trying to get it ready so that we'll have a vaccine available for that next cycle."
  • Fauci's comments suggesting the virus does better in colder weather than it does in hot and humid conditions follows a recent Chinese research paper -- still preliminary and awaiting peer-review -- that reached the same conclusion.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 434,595 (up from 392,156 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 19,603 (up from 17,138 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 111,853 (up from 102,850 Yesterday)
  • All 195 Countries On Earth have confirmed cases Antarctica (not a country) Still No Confirmed Cases. Penguins officially confirmed to NOT be carriers for COVID-19.
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) down from 5% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 13% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 54,941 Confirmed cases and 784 Deaths, up from 46,168 cases and 582 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 379 total officially recovered, against 784 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

LA County Sherrif Orders Gun Stores Closed
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close.
  • The Sherrif also confirmed that he's released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails.
  • Villanueva also said he's adding 1,300 deputies to patrol.
America Loses 500,000 Millionaires to COVID-19 - Bernie Sanders Elated
  • At the close of 2019, there were an unprecedented 11 million American millionaires, a reflection of the longest bull market in history thanks to ultra-low interest rates and tax cuts.
  • Fast forward just a few months and it's a starkly different picture. The number of households in the U.S. above that threshold has dropped by at least 500,000 as of Friday, according to research firm Spectrem Group.
  • The tandem financial and health crises wrought by COVID-19 have disproportionately eroded the fortunes of the wealthy, who are more likely to own equities than the overall population.
  • At the end of 2019, the top 1% of households owned 53.5% of equities and mutual fund shares, according to Federal Reserve statistics.
  • The losses affected the rich at every level, from the mass affluent to those worth more than $25 million, according to the report. The wealth destruction at the very top has been especially steep, with the top 1% of households losing over $7.9 Trillion in wealth so far in 2020.
50% of Americans Living Under Shelter In Place or Home Quarantine Orders
  • The majority of the public will be ordered to stay home in the coming days as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation.
  • A total of 13 states and at least 16 municipalities have enacted measures to keep residents inside their homes to prevent the spread of the virus, according to CNN.
  • That number, which amounts to 148,577,262 people, or 45% of the population, is expected to grow this week as five more states and nine more municipalities institute additional measures.
  • After the new orders go into effect, a total of 176,385,537 people, or 54% of the population, will be asked to stay home.
  • Many states and cities have not named a specific date, although some, such as LA County and the State of New York, have identified April 19th as the target 'end' of the at-home quarantine orders.
Uniformed Military Personnel Set Up Make-shift Morgue Outside NYC Hospital
  • In a scene reminiscent of Hollywood disaster movies (and more recently China, Italy and Spain), US Military personnel have set up a tent-based morgue outside of Bellvue Hospital in NYC.
  • Two refrigerated trailers were trucked to the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV with a printed sign labeled: "MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER."
  • A team of men wearing camouflage fatigues and face masks set up a series of white tents that form a tunnel to a larger, white tent.
  • Other men wearing jackets that identified them as members of the NYPD and the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were also at the scene.
  • A source familiar with the operation said that additional refrigerated trailers would be brought to the site and that similar set-ups would be built up outside other hospitals.
  • "The plan is for them to be there and throughout the city," the source said, with as many as 6 temporary morgue locations near hospitals in New York City.
UV Rays Proven to Destroy SARS-Cov-2 Virus
  • The infection rate for COVID-19 is 22 times higher in Iceland as compared to Australia.
  • The research comes as scientists in Hong Kong demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is easily destroyed with UV light, just like all other known Coronaviruses.
  • "Direct exposure to UV light breaks down the membrane that houses the RNA of the virus," Dr Lon Kiang, lead researcher of the study said. Without the membrane, the virus cannot attach itself to healthy cells in the human body.
  • "This was expected, but is still certainly good news," he said.
  • Researchers said the findings may indicate that the virus will have a harder time spreading during warmer summer months, when more UV light strikes surfaces, including clothing and human skin, which may contain viral particles.
  • Scientists warned against directly and intentionally exposing skin to UV lights, which can cause burns and carries other risks, such as Cancer.

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Diagnosed with pneumonia and coronavirus, Rio Giardinieri, 52, was admitted to the ICU at Joe DiMaggio hospital in South Florida. After more than a week without showing any improvement, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do. Desperately ill, Giardinieri started saying his "goodbyes" to family and friends.

That's when a friend told him there was a potential "cure" for coronavirus, an anti-malaria drug called hydroxycloroquine. Though doctors at the hospital said they couldn't prescribe hydroxycloroquine, they put Giardinieri in touch with an infectious disease doctor who authorized the use. The next morning, he says he woke up feeling "absolutely perfect."

Giardinieri joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to share his remarkable story and to weigh in on why he thinks information about this promising treatment for COVID-19 isn't being made more readily available.

"I'm not a scientist. I'm not a doctor. I can just tell you how I feel. And I know that I was not doing well. In my mind, I didn't believe I was going to be here by the morning," Giardinieri said. "I don't know what else to attribute [for recovery] but that medicine ... and it's not just me that it's worked for. There're many people this has worked for. So, you know, I certainly understand the hospital's position. They may not be too happy me telling the story. But the facts are the facts."

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