Cali school orders student to remove American flag from bike


TheBlaze: California School Orders Boy to Remove American Flag From Bike

GLENN: Now, I have a story that has been posted on TheBlaze.com. California school orders a boy to remove his American flag from a bike. And there's video here on it, but I want you to listen to the audio of it. It is this is a remarkable story. Listen to this.

REPORTER: and this teenager in Denair says he just wanted to honor family members with this patriotic symbol of the flag but school officials said no.

GLENN: California.

REPORTER: The Stars and Stripes fly over Denair Middle School and on the back of Cody Alicia's book wherever he goes.

CODY ALICIA: I come from a family full of veterans and thought I would support our country.

REPORTER: But recently he was told he can't fly his flag on the back of his bike when he goes to school. The reason?

CODY ALICIA: You can't have that flag on the back of your bike anymore because some students have been complaining. I didn't ask why. I didn't want to fight with her. So I just said okay.

REPORTER: So now the 13 year old properly folds up the flag and stores it in his backpack while in school. Something his father says he shouldn't have to do.

VOICE: He's got that flag on his bike because he's proud of where he comes from.

SUPERINTENDENT: First Amendment's important.

GLENN: This is the school superintendent that was I'm sorry, that's the school superintendent that you're listening to. You have to hear this.

SUPERINTENDENT: With that comes a responsibility.

REPORTER: The Denair school superintendent says the school dealt with racial tension on campus on Cinco de Mayo.



TheBlaze: California School Orders Boy to Remove American Flag From Bike

SUPERINTENDENT: Our Hispanic, you know, kids will, you know, bring their Mexican flags and they will display it and then, of course, the kids will do the American flag situation, and it does cause kind of a racial tension which we don't really

GLENN: Okay, stop for a second. I just want to make sure. The school's Hispanic kids will bring, quoting, their Mexican flag and then the American kids will bring their American flag. I'm sorry. What? Hmmm? What is I'm sorry. I didn't I'm trying to understand this.

PAT: This is what this is what you deal with in the border states. This is it.

STU: They are not all Americans? I thought they would all want

GLENN: No, no, they are just good families trying to make ends meet and coming to the country, but they are bringing their own Mexican flag. So in other words, what you're saying is they're here, they're sitting at the table in our house and let's just paint this scenario here. It's Thanksgiving and some uninvited people, they're not your family, they just crawl through the window of your house and then they're sitting at the table. Somehow or another your family has gone

PAT: Well, you left the window open.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: You might as welcome in.

GLENN: Your family has gone insane and whoever is in charge of the family has convinced everybody, you know what, this is their table and their house and their food, too. And everybody's looking and going, what the we don't even know these people; who are they. They just good people. Good people? They could have knocked at the door. They came in last night. We found them sleeping in our basement going through our stuff!

PAT: Yeah, but you left your window open. So they have every right. And they smelled the food.

GLENN: Right, okay. So now they are sitting let's just get to the table. Just try to get through the insanity that is this scenario. Where everybody is like, I don't even know, at least the parents and the grandparents are like, yeah, this is totally school. And all of us kids are sitting around going, this is nuts. But they're at the table now. And now they start saying, your food sucks. Our food's much better. Your house is a piece of crap. You know what you have? You saw that doormat out front? It says Beck on it? That is the most hateful thing I have ever seen. It's a doormat that says my how did you even see it? You came through the basement window. "I'm offended by that doormat. I'm putting mine down. Mine says Rosenkrans." And they take your doormat and your parents say, "Just take the doormat. We don't want to have any fights here. Just take the doormat and put the doormat away and just go ahead and put the Rosenkrans doormat." How long before the Rosenkrans just claim this is their home? I've got the damn doormat! Don't you see? Is it just me? Is it just me on this one?

All right, back to the superintendent telling us all how to be good kids.

VOICE: We want them to appreciate the cultures.

REPORTER: A very similar situation to Cinco de Mayo in Morgan Hill. When students wearing American flag T shirts were sent home. But not before getting in screaming matches with students with Mexican flags.

GLENN: Mexican flags.

REPORTER: In Denair school officials say no matter the flag, they want it down.

GLENN: Wait, wait. Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Did they send the Mexican flag kids home, too?

PAT: No. No, they did not, no.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: They didn't want to cause a problem. And you know what? It's good for them to show their culture and their heritage.

GLENN: Oh, so we're supposed to

PAT: Good for them.

GLENN: respect people's culture?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Just not ours?

PAT: Right, that's exactly right.

GLENN: Oh, I understand.

PAT: You're getting it now. Finally you're getting it.

GLENN: I'm really not but

PAT: It's about time.

GLENN: Okay.

REPORTER: to help protect all students.

SUPERINTENDENT: Sometimes we just don't want that kid to get hurt or if we hear a rumor or if it's causing some flack during lunchtime or whatever happens, okay, we have to take care of it.

CODY ALICIA: I'm just hoping that I can keep the flag

GLENN: Hold on just a second. So look, we just don't want we don't want kids to get hurt? Yeah, I think that's everybody's I think that's everybody's. That's a pretty good bottom line there, school superintendent. We just don't want kids to get hurt. That's good. And so if we hear a rumor, we're just going to have to take care of it. If we hear rumors? We're just going to have to take care of it.

STU: Strong stand there.

GLENN: It is. I mean, it's good to see the adults are in charge of the insane asylum. I mean, nothing makes sense. You know, you tell me, America. How is this sustainable? It's not. It's not. Our houses we can't afford. You know what the beginning of the unraveling was? The beginning of the unraveling was oil going up to 100, what was it, $130, $140 a barrel? That's what it was. Look at the timing. Look at the charts. I bet you if you put the charts together, I'll bet you that the time that the banks started to unravel was when energy, which is 25%, 25% of the world's economy, when energy doubled in price. We couldn't afford the stuff we had because of the energy.

STU: Yeah, there are some people who think that the oil price was at least as or maybe even more important to the collapse than housing stuff.

GLENN: No, I think the housing stuff collapsed because of the energy.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: We couldn't afford the houses and it was all a tangled mess but then when energy hit, then it was just over. Then it was like, I can't do it. And that's what that was the, the energy I think was the first domino to fall. They are all dominoes and they are all teetering but the energy was the domino to fall.

STU: And you were talking about that at the time, essentially what you were calling the perfect storm theory.

GLENN: Yep.

STU: That there would be this big event of a huge energy increase and that it could cause a bunch of the dominoes over and cause something really bad.

GLENN: Yeah, I was talking at the time that if you had a conflict with Iran and, you know, you had a spike of $200 a barrel, it would be over. It would be lights out. Let me ask you something. Have you noticed that, what is oil up to today? $90 a barrel? Wasn't it like $70 just recently? Why is it up to $90 a barrel?

STU: $85.27.

GLENN: $85.27. Why is that? And nobody seems to be concerned about it. Nobody seems to be concerned. The reason why oil is going up is because our policies are making it impossible. And on top of that, we are devaluing our dollar. The Arabs don't care what we do with our dollar. They don't wear. Oil is pegged to the price of a dollar. It's a dollar. Period. Whatever the dollar does. So if our dollar loses value, oil goes up. That's just the way it is. It's a commodity. It's the same as gold. Gold isn't just going up. Gold is going up on speculation. But also gold goes up because of the value of the dollar. They are tied. So how exactly do we now in the shape that we're in. Let's say oil goes up to $110. Let's just say let's be crazy. Let's come up with an insane scenario. Let's say somebody fires a missile off the coast of California. That would never happen. Let's just say something crazy in the world happens. Let's say there is a, oh, I don't know, a conflict in the Middle East. Again another crazy scenario. What happens to the price of energy? And then what happens to the dollar and what happens to our economy? We are teetering on the edge of the abyss. Not a crash. The abyss, a global abyss. It's not America. It's the globe. If you don't think China isn't freaking out about inflation. Do you know that they have 125 men to every 100 women? That leaves 25 guys I mean, they have got to be praying that, you know, homosexuality catches on or something. I don't know. You've got to have 25 guys who are looking around going, I can't make a family? I can't I mean, hello. That doesn't work. It doesn't work. You are going to have problems because you can't have people young with the possibility of no future. And that's the only thing China has going for it right now is they have a future. They are saying unbelievable growth is coming, double digit growth is coming. It's great. It's great. But if that starts to pummel, if that starts to go down, you're in trouble. You're in trouble. Once if God forbid they start to feel like we feel now where, man, it's not going to get better which is not true, by the way, if they start to feel like that, China becomes your worst nightmare. Because they have to do what they have to do to keep their country and two billion people happy.

So how does it all shake, you know, stay together? It doesn't. It doesn't. Not in the form that it's in. But this is where the choice comes in. And there are those, as I showed you over the last three nights, George Soros has his own direction. You're seeing it here in the story about the flag. What is that? That's an Open Society where there are no flags, there are no nations. We all just get along. That doesn't work!

So what I'm asking you to do is to downsize your life, is to find out what you're really grateful for. Find out what the assets are around you. Find gratitude in your life, start service in your life. And then be ready for new year and change your life. Change your life. Let's be a part let's be the change we're looking for. And lead the way.

 

Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

Watch the video below to hear more from Jason Whitlock:

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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