Lori the 'Pinhead Progressive'


Glenn is seen here on the Insider webcam listening patiently as Lori, the 'Pinhead Progressive', talks about the marvels of socialized everything.

GLENN: Let me go to Lori who is in Philadelphia.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn.

GLENN: Hello, Lori.

CALLER: I have a new name for myself. I am a proud Progressive pinhead.

GLENN: Are you?

CALLER: I love it, yes.

GLENN: Good.

CALLER: I have two points for you. One is --

GLENN: Wait, wait. Do we get to have a dialogue or are you going to make the two points and then hang up?

CALLER: No, no, no, no. I'm going to make the two points and then you can comment.

GLENN: Then you'll stay with me so we can have a conversation.

CALLER: Okay sure.

GLENN: Okay, good.

CALLER: And I am a listener because I like to converse with my conservative friends.

GLENN: Good for you.

CALLER: The point you made about Barack Obama, the bill, the $210 billion.

GLENN: $210 billion, yes.

CALLER: I know. Well, guess what, Glenn. If you were Tom Friedman, you would probably understand and like some of what he has to say. I believe that you as a capitalist should be investing heavily into those companies that will be so-called green collar companies.

GLENN: Oh, so it's -- wait a minute. So what you're saying is it's --

CALLER: I'm saying it's going to be economically feasible for you as a capitalist to make some money off of this.

GLENN: My gosh, can I tell you something? You are exactly right.

CALLER: I know.

GLENN: You are exactly right. You have just -- wait a minute, wait a minute. You have just developed -- oh, wait, it wasn't your idea. You've just copied exactly what Putin is doing in Russia and what they are doing in China right now. They are combining communism, socialism with capitalism.

CALLER: Exactly.

GLENN: It is the future.

CALLER: I -- well --

GLENN: Well --

CALLER: Regardless of -- no, it's absolutely right.

GLENN: It is right, exactly what -- wait a minute. I want to make sure you understand what you're saying. What China is doing now, a giant government system, what Russia is doing, nationalizing things and giant socialist system and capitalism together is the very right thing to do.

CALLER: I am only pointing to the specific bill, the $210 billion.

GLENN: The Green Corps.

CALLER: For green collar industry.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: I believe that that is a smart investment in the future.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: And it's time that the country really get off their butts. Why did GM -- wait, let me finish.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: GM just lost, you know, a ton of money. We need to stop putting our head in the sand, and we can make it economically feasible and a profit-making industry if we all kind of just get behind it. There is no denying that this is an important way to start thinking.

GLENN: I think you're exactly right, as long as you forget that we don't have $210 billion. We're going to borrow that money from the Chinese.

CALLER: Well, okay. You may be right in that fact.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: I'm only merely saying that investing in that future is a very smart thing

GLENN: So you can't --

CALLER: And you might want to --

GLENN: Hang on, Lori. You cannot dismiss the fact that the head of the GAO, the controller of the, the comptroller of the United States, the chief bean counter, he was appointed by Reagan and then reappointed by Bill Clinton and voted in unanimously or confirmed every single time. He's the chief bean counter. Never, ever made a political statement, has come out and said by 2040 if we don't cut spending --

CALLER: I agree.

GLENN: If we don't stop -- listen to yourself, Lori.

CALLER: I agree.

GLENN: If you don't -- do you know what he said? Do you know what the end is, by 2040 what happens? By 2040 what happens?

CALLER: We're going to be under China's control.

GLENN: No.

CALLER: Well, something like that.

GLENN: No. Why don't you listen to the fact.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: This is the fact from the GAO. That by 2040 we will only have the money to pay just the interest on these loans that we currently have. So in other words, there is no Department of Transportation, there is no Department of Education, there is no Department of Defense, there is no Department of Green Corps, there's nothing left by 2040 if you don't take these programs and stop them right now.

CALLER: But Glenn, Glenn.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: When was the last time that we were in a balanced budget?

GLENN: Balanced budget? I can't tell you the last time we had a balanced budget.

CALLER: Okay. Well, you know what? You are trying to prove that I'm not making, you know, a good, good statement, but I think that what the point is that it's more -- I'm trying to make the point about the industry. I'm not trying to make a point about the spending. I agree. I do have -- wait, let me finish.

GLENN: You can't separate them!

CALLER: Wait. I believe --

GLENN: You can't separate them.

CALLER: Glenn, you're interrupting. I believe, I do believe that a smart congress and a smart White House can get their act together. I think there's been huge mistakes. You agree there's been huge spending mistakes. Just because I am a pinhead Progressive doesn't mean I think we should have big government. My second point, only --

GLENN: You are just -- wait. I'm not going to let you go. No, your second point -- Lori, you're not going to your second point. You're not going to your second point until you allow me to respond to your first one. You cannot pull that off, my friend. You say, I'm just saying that they could get their act together. I'm just talking about this industry. You cannot separate just talking about this industry and you cannot say, well, the Government could get their act together by spending an additional $210 billion. It doesn't work, Lori. You have to be consistent and that's the problem with not just Progressive pinheads but with too many people that claim they're conservatives as well. You must be consistent, period.

Now, you have a second point?

CALLER: Yes. My second point as a Progressive pinhead is that when you find a lot of obscure viewpoints about the 11-year-old, I mean, you find things that are so outrageous and --

GLENN: Oh, wait. Wait, wait, wait.

CALLER: Wait!

GLENN: I just want to verify.

CALLER: I'm speaking on behalf of a lot of us Progressive pinheads. You are not really speaking for us. We don't agree with that crap, either.

GLENN: Yeah, I know. I'm just -- the people I quoted a half hour ago were just good friends of the Clinton and helped her design the "It takes a village" kind of ideas that she had. They are just longtime Clinton friends and advisors, but that's --

CALLER: Okay, but you shouldn't lump -- you know as well as I do, Glenn, and I know this doesn't help your radio show, but most people are not one way or the other.

GLENN: I understand. Never said that.

CALLER: We aren't.

GLENN: I said -- Lori, what I said were people like you, don't you refuse to look at the facts. And you've already just proven this. You refuse to look at the actual facts. You want to gloss over everything. You are saying people don't actually believe that. The point of that monologue was, you don't believe in that, Democrats don't believe in that, but this is something that has been designed by the Progressive pinheads of the early 20th century that Hillary Clinton self-designates herself as. Not the pinhead part. This is who they are, and you are being lumped right in and you are just following blindly. You think you're not, but you are because you refuse to look at the facts.

Tell me about the UN resolution on the child, Lori. Do you agree with it or disagree with it?

CALLER: What? Wait. Guess what. I listen and I probably do more reading about politics than most of the people that I know. However, there is a certain point when you have to live your life and you have to -- you cannot specifically know about every fact, okay? And if we count on you to provide us with all those facts, we're only hearing one side, Glenn. We need to hear the other side.

GLENN: I understand. That's why you can watch anything on PBS, just about anything on CNN, just about anything on ABC and anything on CBS and anything on NBC and everything on MSNBC.

CALLER: And Fox.

GLENN: So there's me, there's Rush, there's Fox and then everything else. What?

CALLER: But what I'm saying is an informed person, somebody who really wants to be -- just to be informed. I'm not going to classify myself as a conservative because I like being a Progressive and I'm proud of it. However, I think it's very important for people to listen to both sides and you have to --

GLENN: Tell me the roots of the Progressive movement. Can you tell me what the first things that they did?

CALLER: I have no idea. I just --

GLENN: Wait. You're proud of it.

CALLER: But I like the name. I like the name Progressive because it's forward thinking.

GLENN: Because it says something about you. Thank you, Ms. Prius driver. Unbelievable. She has made every point. I mean, there's nothing else left to be said. "I like the name. It says something about me." Forget about all the facts.

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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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."

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