Rough rally for Obama

Security Shock: Book Thrown at Obama After Philly Speech Nearly Hits His Head + Million Dollar Streaker

PAT: Also, the President of the United States was speaking over the weekend and, as always, taking full responsibility for what is going on in his country on his watch.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The hole we're climbing out is so deep, the Republicans messed up so bad, left such a big mess.

STU: Big mess, mmm hmmm.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That there's still millions of Americans without work.

STU: Oh, oh.

PAT: Okay. So there you go. That's the buck stops right here well, not here but with the last guy, okay?

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: Not specifically here. You would think wouldn't you think he would be embarrassed at this point, to still, at almost two years later, be blaming everything on the Republicans, be blaming everything on Bush. The Democrats have had the majority in congress since 2006. How did the Republicans leave you with a hole so deep? It's been Democrat control for four years now.

STU: But only four years, Pat.

PAT: But only four years, right.

STU: What we need is approximately four decades of Democratic control.

PAT: And then it will be perfect or

STU: If we could just get that, if we could just get super majorities for 40, 50, 60 you know what, why here's a better, safer solution: Why do we need a Republican Party these days? If we just had the one party

PAT: Thank you.

STU: it would make everything so much easier. You wouldn't have to worry about all these votes and elections and all that other stuff. Make it you know, streamline the process a little bit and everything would get done.

PAT: There you go. There you go. Why don't we just you know what? If we just outlawed the Republican Party and conservative thought and just take it off the radio and off of television, then we wouldn't have to worry about any of this stuff. Everyone would be employed, Stu, everyone. Everyone would have food and shelter and plenty. And you know what? I mean, we would have bubbling spring waters filled with cash and flowing with diamonds. It would be a fantastic world, if only we could eliminate the Republicans and the conservatives.

STU: I mean, I'm not speaking out of turn here when I say I believe that the seas would stop rising.

PAT: Of course. I think it was at this moment, wasn't it?

STU: Mmm hmmm. At this moment the seas will stop rising, pollution in other countries will start to wither away, we will have basically a you know, we're going to put science back in her rightful seat. All the promises that we were

PAT: Everything would be fulfilled.

STU: Everything would be fulfilled.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Which is that one little strange.

PAT: Yes.

STU: No more R's after people's names.

PAT: It's truly amazing. And I think wasn't it at that speech where somebody threw the book at him?

STU: I think it was.

PAT: Somebody literally flung a book at the President of the United States. What a stupid, what a stupid I don't care who you are, I don't care what you believe, I don't care what your background. What a dumb thing. You're lucky you weren't shot dead.

STU: Yeah. And you know what? If you were shot dead, I would not be on the radio today defending you.

PAT: Wouldn't shed a tear for you.

STU: Wouldn't shed a tear.

PAT: Sheer stupidly, unless you were mentally ill. And maybe you have to be in order to throw something at the President of the United States.

STU: Right.

PAT: You'd have to just physically be insane.

STU: I would say, though, the Secret Service are not going to be able to react in realtime to know the mental status of anyone throwing things at the President.

PAT: That's the unfortunate thing. They don't give you a test and then shoot you.

STU: No. And this is one of those things that you'd have everyone out there saying, I can't believe they would go and be all so forceful. This is the "don't tase me, bro" thing times ten.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: I would think the second someone throws something at my President, I'm tasing him at the very least. And I would have backed anyone who tased the guy. You don't I don't care how much I disagree with this President on policies, and I do almost every single one individually.

PAT: Yeah, virtually.

STU: Do not stir with that stuff.

PAT: The only thing I agree with him on, the only thing I agree with him on is that there should be an NCAA football playoff. That is the only place where Barack Obama's ideology and mine converge.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: That's it.

STU: I don't think that the government should be imposing a BCS playoff system.

PAT: No, but I'm almost willing to consider it at this point. Since they can't do it on their own, you know what, it's one of those things where, okay, you're right, they're too stupid, just make them do it. Just make them do it.

STU: Right. This is like the Cass Sunstein/Homer Simpson America.

PAT: Yes, yes. You nudge?

STU: If they're so dumb, if they can't figure out.

PAT: If they're so stupid. If the NCAA are such Homer Simpsons, they can't figure this out on their own, push them. Just get it done. Just get it done.

STU: And if they won't do it, tax them at 100% of that I income.

PAT: Yes, I'm okay with that in this particular instance. "Well, what about the slippery slope, Pat?" I don't care. Push the NCAA down the slope, all the way to the bottom of the hill, okay?

STU: At least it's something worthwhile you were willing to break your principles over.

PAT: Well, it's NCAA football. I mean, it doesn't get any more important than that.

STU: It's tough to disagree with you on that one solid point there, Pat.

PAT: Yes, thank you. Thank you.

STU: But you know, I don't care how much even the BCS thing does not justify throwing things at the President of the United States.

PAT: No, it doesn't. No, it doesn't.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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