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GLENN: My name is Glenn Beck, along with Pat Gray and Steve Burguiere, otherwise known as Stu, our executive producer, and Stu has been following all of the charts, all of the numbers for the election. It is yet another primary day today. We had quite a heated discussion this morning on who we would vote for if we were in Delaware today, and I would go with what's her face.

PAT: O'Donnell?

GLENN: Whatever.

STU: It's in theory. We should make the point that we don't know anything really.

GLENN: Nope, don't. Nope.

STU: It's one of those things like the way it is presented as O'Donnell is the real conservative in the race.

PAT: And Mike Castle is, of course, not.

STU: Moderate.

PAT: And really that's accurate. I mean, I think he's pretty moderate.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah.

PAT: He's a pretty well known RINO. But the problem is in Delaware O'Donnell in the polls at least trails the Democrat candidate, whatever his name is, by 11 points. And Castle leads the Democrat by 11 points. So there's a 22 point swing there. So you want the conservative, but you're torn because there is a chance.

GLENN: Torn between two lovers.

STU: Oh, sing it.

PAT: Or in this case

GLENN: Okay, here's the thing.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Here's the thing. America, may I, may I express that these two very intelligent men have become clowns today.

STU: Have we?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Here's how. You guys, what is the definition of insanity?

STU: Let me look that up.

PAT: Glenn Beck?

(Laughter by all).

GLENN: Oh, man.

PAT: That is rich.

GLENN: You got me on that one.

PAT: That's rich.

GLENN: Okay. So what is the definition of insanity? It's doing the same thing.

PAT: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

STU: The second album from melodic death metal band Darkane. It's like I don't understand what that has to do with this conversation.

PAT: I don't, either.

GLENN: Here's the thing. We find ourselves in this same situation. This is the argument that people gave for John McCain.

STU: No.

GLENN: Yeah, it is.

STU: It's totally different situation.

PAT: It is a different situation.

STU: Totally different situation.

PAT: And here's why.

GLENN: He was running for president.

PAT: Let's at least lay out the scenario.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: There's obviously most people think Republicans win back the House, but there's also a chance now that they could do the ten person swing in the Senate and regain control of the Senate as well, and Delaware is one of the keys, if not the key to making that happen. So you want the best chance possible. As much as we aren't all about Republicans, we are about conservative values and there's a better chance we might see some and put a stop to some of this madness if

STU: Wow, that was not the whole scenario. He cut you off.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: Because I get it.

PAT: You get it but others may not.

STU: And there's more to it, I think.

GLENN: Are you calling the American people stupid?

PAT: No, I'm not.

GLENN: That's what I heard, Stu.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Is that what you heard?

STU: That's what Cass Sunstein said, the Homer Simpson America. That's what Pat Gray believes.

GLENN: Wow. Here he is.

PAT: You had a chance to turn on me, you turn.

STU: I'm Arlen Specter. Any party that wants me.

PAT: Really?

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Arlen "Stu" Specter.

GLENN: Here's the

PAT: I didn't leave Pat Gray's position. Pat Gray left me.

GLENN: How many tea party people have destroyed the Republican candidate.

PAT: I'm not done.

STU: Many. Many, many, many. I don't know the number.

GLENN: I think it's like we're up to eight now, isn't it?

STU: I would say probably more than that.

GLENN: Eight where no, no, no. Eight where everyone thought, no, they don't have even a chance.

STU: Yeah, I mean, and Christine O'Donnell is one of these.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: She ran against Biden last time and lost by 30.

GLENN: Okay. So here you have the tea party movement. And me personally, I would vote for what's her face. I know nothing about her.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Because you've got to break the back of the people like Trent Lott. If you don't, if you don't get progressives out of the Republican Party, if you don't chase with a broom people like John McCain, people like Lindsey Graham, the republic doesn't stand a chance. It's not going to work. It won't last. Because there's no choice. There is suicide by gunshot to the head or suicide by cocaine powder, slowly.

STU: But I think there's a larger picture here, and just look at it in a different way for a second.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You're talking about taking, accepting a progressive as a Republican presidential candidate. Well, we can take we've had nonprogressive Republican. We had a Ronald Reagan. We can get Ronald Reagan in that position.

GLENN: Here's the problem no, no, no.

STU: There's no evidence we can get Ronald Reagan in the Senate in Delaware right now.

GLENN: Here is and I get that. But you've got to look at

STU: It's okay in Massachusetts maybe but not Lindsey Graham in South Carolina.

GLENN: I get it.

STU: We can get Jim DeMint in South Carolina.

GLENN: I get it that you have to have more liberal conservatives in places like California or Massachusetts, and I understand about Lindsey Graham because there's no excuse for Lindsey Graham.

STU: None.

GLENN: None. However, we're running out of time. And if anybody thinks that this November election is going to be the end all and be all and it's going to solve our problems and it's I don't even know if it slows our problems down. With them winning the House and the Senate. Don't, don't you dare think that it's beyond the realm of possibilities. Tonight we're going to show you I mean, what, did we just spend two hours this morning working on some stuff that we're going to bring on the radio show and television tonight about Frances Fox Piven and what's happening in England, all of the ties over there, what's happening with Cass Sunstein and nudging, and also what's happening with people on violence. I mean, I'm just not convinced that when you get a Republican let's just say you win the Republican Senate and the Republican House of Representatives and they say we're going to start cutting. You're not going to have enough to override a veto. So you are going to start cutting, and what is the president going to do? The president is going to they are already doing it with John Boehner. How many times has he said the name John Boehner in the last 24 hours? John Boehner has no power yet. He's already saying he's already said that it was the Republicans that stopped healthcare. No, they didn't have a chance to stop healthcare. It was your own people. He's blaming it on the Republicans for the taxes. Well, excuse me? You've already got, what, four, five Democrats that say, we're not standing with the president on tax hikes. We've got to have we've got to continue the Bush tax cuts or it will kill the economy.

So what you're going to have is the president is going to have all this fuel and he's going to go right directly mark my words. Van Jones is already doing it right directly to the most progressive, most violent, the worst of the worst on the left. And stir them up, get out into the streets, cause trouble. It's coming. It's what's coming.

Now, you have a choice. You either stand on your principles or you continue to make the same mistake that we always make. I've made it my whole life, too. And you say, well, but I want to win, I want to make sure. Not to win win, but we've got to compromise, we've got to... yeah, you do, but at some point you have to say enough. Enough is enough. And I we're running out of time, gang.

STU: I really think that that's an argument to not advocate for running Scott Brown in every state, where the Republicans could run Scott Brown everywhere and probably win 80 Senate seats and what good would that do? But when you're talking about look at Utah. You take Bennett and you replace him with Mike Lee, and everyone acknowledges that's a move, I don't know, two steps to the right. In, you know, in Delaware a move two steps to the right might be Biden to Castle. We're saying do we want two steps to the right or no steps to the right in Delaware. Because like, again, under the scenario like when she loses

GLENN: I want people like Trent Lott to be shut down in the Republican Party. Trent Lott said, and if I may quote, these tea party people, they're a danger to us and we've got to shut them down. If they come in, we've got to coopt them. They need to be this, to me, this election is not about the Democrats as much as it is about the Republicans. Those people like Trent Lott and all these people that have, they think, a lock on power, because they can convince you that, well, you're going to have to come the minute you compromise they go, see, they'll do it every time. They have to have us. They'll accept us because they need us.

STU: It's a good point.

PAT: It's a great point.

STU: My mind is not made up on that. And I think that, like, to me there's a difference because a vote is a personal choice. To me there's no question who you vote for.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: There's that sort of, who you kind of, the back of your mind kind of root for, it might be different in this scenario.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. No, you know what

STU: It's kind of evil maybe, but

GLENN: Oh, no. You know what? When you do

PAT: You are just flat out wrong on this, Stu. What, are you communist or something? You are just completely wrong on this.

STU: Thanks, Pat.

GLENN: You make a great point on this, and the point is there are times that you do things that you're like, oh, crap, I don't want to do this. And you're hoping, you're hoping that it doesn't happen that way. You know what I mean?

STU: Right.

GLENN: You do it and you're like, okay. But you're hoping that it doesn't lead to something you know, for instance, in my church you have to, you know, everybody serves. I mean, I could become see how frightening this could be. I could become the bishop in my church. It's all voluntary. It's lay clergy. So you don't volunteer. If you want the job, you usually don't get the job. And everybody just does something else. Well, I go to church and I know that's a possibility and I keep going to church and I'm really hoping no, let me rephrase this because you don't want it, you usually get it. I really want the job of bishop.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: You see what I mean?

STU: Right.

GLENN: But it doesn't there's a lot of things in life that you do that you're like, oh, crap. And you root

STU: Right.

GLENN: for the other thing to happen.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: But you still stand there. And that's where we need to be. You still stand where you need to be.

STU: Yeah, I think personally and I've always felt this with a vote. You always should vote for the person you think would be the best person to win.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: You should never vote for who you think should win or who you think might win, you know, in terms of political thing.

GLENN: You compromise.

STU: But I think when you're looking at it as an overall perspective

GLENN: This is why he said, George Washington said that parties would be the death of us. Because they would collude, they would become corrupt, et cetera, et cetera, and then we would play this game. Instead of parties, vote for the individual. Vote for the person. And look, I haven't done this before. I haven't done this before. But we have to. Because of the people like Trent Lott that say, these tea party people, we'll just coopt them. And they will. And they will.

STU: I'm just glad you brought some sense to this unlike Pat who's been ridiculous the entire time.

PAT: I don't even know where you're coming from today.

STU: You're way off your base today, Pat.

PAT: Over to the dark side or with the Communist Party.

GLENN: I think you both are

STU: I'm with Glenn. I stand with Glenn. I don't know where you are.

GLENN: I think you are both clowns and you need to have your mic turned off.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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