Glenn Beck: Alan Grayson is a sore, sore loser

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STU: Which, which guy? I don't know who you're speaking of.

GLENN: Alan Grayson.

STU: Oh, the guy who lost by 18 points?

PAT: (Laughing).

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: (Laughing). Wait a minute. I didn't know -- you know 18 has an 8 in it.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Oh, I didn't know he lost that much. Oh, that's great.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Well, he did get one term.

GLENN: (Laughing).

STU: (Laughing). You're a loser. You're a fail you're, Alan.

GLENN: I don't hate him anymore. I don't hate him anymore, I really don't. It's

almost like I pity him. It's almost like I really, I have pity for him.

STU: With a dash of hate.

GLENN: He's so sad and pathetic, I feel bad. So anyway, he was on the floor of

the House and he blew up a big picture of me yesterday and here's what he said.

GRAYSON: Madam Speaker, we've heard endless braying --

PAT: Braying.

GRAYSON: -- from Republicans time after time demanding an extension of tax cuts

for the rich in this country. They tell us that extending the tax cuts for the

rich will somehow create jobs when we've had these tax cuts for the rich for

nine years and I haven't noticed a whole lot of jobs being created in the last

nine years.

STU: Oh, really?

GLENN: Hold on just a second.

PAT: Let's look into that for a second.

GLENN: I thought you created and saved 3 million jobs. I thought that -- wait.

He hasn't noticed any.

STU: He hasn't noticed any.

GLENN: He didn't notice any.

STU: Did he notice the second longest period of job creation in our nation's

history that happened since?

PAT: After, after 9/11.

STU: Yeah, after 9/11 the second longest period of consecutive job creation in

our nation's history.

PAT: It's like this --

GLENN: It wasn't number one. It wasn't number one, okay? It wasn't number one.

STU: That is true.

GLENN: By the way, we are looking for something with an 8 in it.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Anyway, go ahead.

GRAYSON: Dramatically boost the economy, I haven't noticed that happening since

the last nine years, either.

STU: Really?

GRAYSON: So you really have to wonder why it is that they persist in this mania,

this obsession of theirs that we need to have more tax cuts for the rich when

the economy is flat on its back and unemployment is almost 10%. I think I have

the answer.

STU: More tax cuts. Now --

GRAYSON: The answer turns out --

STU: That is the most -- it's such a ridiculous argument. It needs to be pointed

out every time.

GLENN: Yeah, there are no more new tax cuts. Nobody's talking about cutting

taxes, nobody. Nobody.

PAT: We're talking about keeping them at the same level.

GLENN: Don't raise the tax. Don't raise the tax. There are 80% of Americans say

raising the taxes at this time is a very bad idea. 80%.

STU: And we're not talking about a rate that kicked in last year. It has been

the rate that has been on the books for a decade. You can't count it as a tax

cut when it's been on the books for a decade.

GLENN: Elmo can. Because I get paid by the federal government.

GRAYSON: Be very simple. They want a tax cut for the rich because they want a

tax cut for themselves. What I mean by that? Well, let's take a look at the

people who are really in charge, the ones who actually run the Republican Party.

Let's start with this gentleman here.

PAT: And it's a picture of? Rush with a cigar.

GRAYSON: The man with the cigar, Rush Limbaugh. Doesn't he look happy?

PAT: He does.

STU: He does, and you don't look happy because you lost by 18 points.

GRAYSON: He makes $58.7 million a year, and extending the Bush tax cuts for the

rich will mean that he will have another $2.7 million.

GLENN: And I hope he blows it all on jet fuel.

PAT: And cigars. And here's the thing. He's not getting an extra. That's what he

gets now. You're talking about taking that from him.

STU: Yeah, taking additional funds from Rush.

PAT: An additional $2.7 million.

GRAYSON: Megadittos, Rush, and megamoney.

STU: By the way, we've worked in the same studios, the same building as Rush. He

has half of a wing. There are -- how many employees does he have in there? He's

employing so many people just across the room from our old studio.

GLENN: Elmo says disregard those facts.

PAT: And now it's... the Forbes magazine cover with --

GRAYSON: Here's Glenn Beck. According to Newsweek, Glenn Beck makes $33 million

a year as a pundit.

GLENN: Hold on just a second.

PAT: As a pundit.

GLENN: That's all I do.

PAT: That's all you do.

GLENN: Yeah. Alan, how much do you make? How much do you make? Does it keep you

up at night?

PAT: As a fired congressman?

GLENN: As a fired congressman?

STU: Alan Grayson, remember, is one of the wealthiest people in congress because

he was a shyster lawyer before he came into congress. So he actually is very

wealthy and does very well.

GLENN: How much did he make?

STU: I don't know. I know he had -- I can find out.

GLENN: You should find out how much he made because he is one of the average

everyday people. By the way, the Forbes magazine and $33 million, first of all,

every American should celebrate that a man who was broke in 1995 can make a lot

of money and create a company that now has 46 employees, or 40 -- what are we,

43 employees or something like that? I don't know because we're hiring people.

And next year we're planning on adding another 40 to 50 people.

PAT: Now, you make all $33 million for yourself and then everybody --

GLENN: No, I don't --

PAT: Everybody else is gratis?

GLENN: That's the company's money.

PAT: Your 43 --

GLENN: That's the company's money.

PAT: And we all work for free?

GLENN: No, that's the company's money.

PAT: This is just voluntary work for us.

GLENN: No, that's the company's money. Our second -- what is it? No, I think

it's our third biggest division, our third biggest division is expected to make

$7 million. Part of this, part of this $33 million, $7 million next year is the

projection. How much of that $7 million did I just sit with my business partner

and say we are going to reinvest in that division?

PAT: I know, I know, I know.

GLENN: Do you? Go, go. Go, Pat, yes.

PAT: I'm going to say...

GLENN: Elmo says Pat.

PAT: Umm, $4?

GLENN: No.

STU: $6, $6.

GLENN: No.

PAT: 5?

GLENN: No.

PAT: 7?

STU: $6.25.

GLENN: Elmo knows, Elmo knows, Elmo knows. It doesn't matter because that money

shouldn't even go to them anyway because that money should go to the government

to help out children.

STU: You got the correct answer, Elmo.

GLENN: Out of $7 million, we are going to reinvest $7 million.

PAT: Which will employ how many people do we project?

GLENN: Well, we're not hiring 40, I think it's 46 people, but there is also

other reinvestments on advertising, buying equipment, change that we have to

build another area out. I mean, we'll hire contractors. $7 million. 100% is

going back in. Now, when Alan Grayson can show me how somebody who is making

$40,000 a year is going to invest $7 million in the economy next year, you let

me know, Alan!

PAT: Those numbers can only work with the federal government. That's why we're

in the shape that we're in.

GLENN: I mean, it's just, it is so aggravating that they are demonizing the

people who are actually creating jobs.

PAT: Yep. And let's find out how much of that evil money you're going to save

next year with the tax cuts.

GRAYSON: And extending the Bush tax cuts means a cool $1.5 million for Glenn

Beck's ongoing night-by-night imitation of Howard Beale from network.

GLENN: Oh, I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore.

STU: See, that's the thought that people were making in 2009.

PAT: And the thing is they start taking that extra 1 1/2 million from you from

the company.

GLENN: Where do you think it's going to come from?

PAT: Does that mean you still hire --

GLENN: I won't.

PAT: -- as many people as you were going to?

GLENN: Only because I can't.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Only because I can't. Because I also don't know what they're going to do

on healthcare! I don't know what they are going to do with the FCC! I don't

know! Businesses don't invest their money right now because we're afraid of

what's called the boogeyman, government, because they don't protect and defend

us anymore. They don't protect my right to life, they don't protect my right to

life or my liberty or my pursuit of happiness. That's all I'm trying to do is

pursue my happiness. And that's what Americans are trying to do. And these guys

come out and rape your company, rape your wallet time and again. When Mr.

Grayson will work for free, you let me know. If he's a big millionaire, work for

free. When you actually stand up and say it's obscene that we come in here and

we do to this country what we've done and we make $175,000 from the middle class

taxpayers, we take their money. People who make $70,000 a year and we take their

money and we take $175,000 to serve those people, you let me know, you big fat

slob.

PAT: Now say it like Elmo.

GLENN: Elmo says you shouldn't say big fat slob.

STU: By the way, Pat, what was that number that they said over $30 million for

Glenn, huh?

PAT: Yeah, 33.

PAT: By the way, roll call, the Capitol Hill newspaper ranked Alan Grayson the

twelfth among all members of congress based on financial disclosure forms with a

minimum net worth of $31.12 million.

PAT: Jeez. What a hypocrite.

GLENN: What a hypocrite.

PAT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: By the way, I don't have anything close to $31 million in the bank.

STU: It's because you spent it all on shelters.

GLENN: It's all in my mattress.

 

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.