Parent of the Year Awards

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VOICE: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the two billion and seven parent of the year award pageant, honoring the biggest dirtbags in parenting, the PPI, Pathetic Parent Institute started as a parental education facility but once we found out most of these idiots had no hope whatsoever of being rehabilitated it, blossomed as a procreation of licenses, a sterilization clinic and the world's largest working incinerator gallery this side of Germany. And now the PPI presents two billion and seven parent of the year award. With your host, Glenn Beck.

GLENN: Who my wife informed me last night I was a, not a positive potty role model. So I have to practice all day being very excited. "Pee in the potty." Sound genuine? So I'm just trying to be a more positive potty role model today and there are those who are much, much worse off in the potty role model department and the child rearing department. And let's start here in St. Louis.

VOICE: Category, parent of the year. Nominee, this dope.

GLENN: Police don't want to know why a 3-year-old boy was left alone in a suburban St. Louis shopping mall over the weekend. Where did I put my child? Gosh, I know I left him some place. Wish I had a little beeper on him so like, I could push the remote control and then the child, beep, beep, beep, that I could find him... oh, I left him under the couch. But I would always be losing the child remote control. You know the drill.

Monday the child's mother was still refusing to show up and talk with police. The boy was discovered by employees around 8:30 at the NASCAR speed park in St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood, not long before the mall was supposed to close. The boy's name apparently is Cortez. The officers determined that he was 3. His complete identity was unknown until 21 hours later. Police circulated his picture to the media. His aunt called authorities about 6:00 on Sunday. The aunt verified that she, the boy's mother and a group of children had been at the mall.

The aunt? Nobody counted how many -- I mean, how many kids were at the mall? You know, usually one of us will say, do we have everybody? And then we count. And especially with 3-year-olds. And I'm pretty sure that we would recognize that Raphe was missing for a full day, but is it me going out on a limb? I don't know. I'm just like that. You know, I'm just -- you know. "Soon after that the mother identified as 28-year-old Shameka Taylor phoned police." (Phone ringing). "Police." "Yeah, let's just say that the mom of that 3-year-old, let's call him Cortez, would call you up." "Uh-huh." "Would they be arrested?" "This doesn't happen to be the mom of Cortez, does it?" "No, I just -- this is a hypothetical question. I just -- you know." The officers told her they just had some questions for her. She still hasn't shown up.

You know what the police should get? I don't know if you've ever heard of this. Caller ID? If they could get something -- and I don't know if it's available in St. Louis. If the police could get caller ID, they would probably be able to find her, you know? Or star 69, you know? "No, I don't know what you're talking about." (Phone ringing). "Hello?" "Yeah, it's the police. We have some more questions for you." "I'm sorry. I'm not at home. Leave a message at the tone. Boop."

Okay. This isn't working. I mean, we just had the conversation with you.

VOICE: Category, parent of the year. Nominee, this guy (applause).

GLENN: By the way, police are saying it was just bad judgment on the mom's part. They believe it was accidental in the beginning but then there comes a time -- I'm quoting. But then there comes a time when you realize the boy's not there and you should do something about it. So --.

This is a lifetime achievement award. We don't hand these out just higgledy-piggledy. This one is -- I mean, it takes a truly monstrous parent to be able to do what this parent did. He apparently attached alligator clips to the ears of his sleeping wife and children and then zapped them with electricity. He also used to use a hammer to hit his 6-year-old daughter in the head and then he wasn't in a rage but he was really, he was miffed. He was really, really miffed at his family and he got the alligator clips out and electrocuted his family. So....

By the way, we gave him a lifetime achievement award because this happened in 1970 and he's still missing. They are still looking for him. So if you know a guy who, you know, you might suspect killed his whole family with alligator clips and an electrical cord, you might want to call police. (Phone ringing). "Hello, police." "Let's just say that I electrocuted my whole family with alligator clips. Would I be arrested?"

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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