Couple of the Year - Joe and Laura


Couple Of The Year - Volume 1

Quite possibly our favorite show of the year-the "Couple of the Year" presentation. Listen back to some of our best moments from these classic shows - available as a CD or download it instantly in MP3 format.

GLENN: Joe. Joe, are you there?

JOE: I'm here, Glenn.

GLENN: You're not having, like, serious marital problems, are you?

JOE: Well, we're not married yet. We're longtime boyfriend/girlfriend. We've been living together for years.

GLENN: Oh, well, I don't give a flying crap about you two. We're not breaking anything up. I mean, she could leave and it's okay then. I mean, you're like, I got nothing in it. What?

JOE: I got time invested.

GLENN: Oh, you got time, schmime. Please.

JOE: She just graduated college and today's her birthday. It was a bad day yesterday.

GLENN: Why? Why did you forget?

JOE: Well, I didn't really forget. I drive a truck. I didn't get home last night until almost midnight. I didn't exactly whip the truck into the florist. When I got to Wal-Mart, all they had left was a spare rose petal on the floor.

GLENN: I told you, I warned you for weeks. All right. So then Joe, this is your girlfriend. I mean, I don't feel bad on this one. It's a girlfriend. Are you going to marry her?

JOE: Oh, yeah, definitely.

GLENN: Really? Would you like to ask her today? It would make it special.

JOE: No, no, no, she would kill me. She's going to kill me anyway, but --

GLENN: Hang on. We're filling out your Mad Lib essay that you wrote. We'll call. Her name is Laura?

JOE: Yes.

GLENN: We're calling Laura here in just a second. Stand by.

(OUT 11:50)

GLENN: Not going to be able to get to the Ann Coulter video that I talked about last night. Ann was on the show last night. We talked about John McCain and Romney. Please check it out. You'll forward it in the newsletter today and also it's available right now at the front page of GlennBeck.com.

Today is the day for our Couple of the Year contest and we were supposed to do it yesterday but we ran out of time. So let's get right to it, shall we?

VOICE: And now it's the contest of the year in the making. It's Glenn Beck's quest to find America's ultimate couple of love. The essays have been written, the heartfelt words have been read and the winner has been selected. So now to introduce the country's most special couple, here's the love God himself, Glenn Beck.

CALLER: As you know we do this every year and we've had thousands of letters in and entries and we have Joe on the phone and I have to rush through it kind of because we're running out of time here. Gosh darn it, Joe, I hope I didn't make things horrible for you last night. Did you expose this?

JOE: Oh, it was a bad night.

GLENN: Was it really?

JOE: Yes.

GLENN: I'm sorry. I asked you because I couldn't make it in yesterday because of health issues and I asked you to keep it secret and now we have Laura on the phone who's your girlfriend. Hi, Laura.

LAURA: Hi, hello.

GLENN: Do you know who I am by any chance? I'm Glenn Beck. I do a radio show?

LAURA: Oh, okay, I do.

GLENN: And Joe, I asked him. He entered a contest about four months ago for Valentine's Day. You guys were the winner of the Couple of the Year and I got sick and so we have to do it today. So I'm sorry I wrecked your Valentine's Day, Laura.

LAURA: Oh, my goodness.

GLENN: Yeah. You didn't know, did you?

LAURA: No, I didn't. I really didn't know. Now I feel horrible.

GLENN: No, it's my fault. It's my fault. Do you forgive her, Joe?

JOE: Ooh, yes, definitely.

GLENN: Listen, I have a quick letter that I want to read to you. He said, Glenn, I've never entered a contest like this before. However I have to tell you about my beautiful girlfriend. I just can't express in words how uniquely wonderful Laura is. Honestly at first I think I was just attracted to her smile but as time went on, it turned into so much more. I guess I knew it was love the first time we had roast beef sandwiches at Panera Bread. Wow, what a perfect time that was. I guess what sets her apart is the distinctive way she loves animals, unlike any other woman in Kent County. I could go on forever but that would take away from my time with her and I have to get back at work at Swift where I drive a truck virtually 24 hours a day five days a week. Besides, everyone always tries to make love so complex. Let me tell you something, Joe, this what won the contest, this line alone. Everyone tries to make love so complex and I think that's why we should be your Valentine's Couple of the Year because for me it's simple. I just love Laura.

LAURA: Oh, my God. I'm crying. Oh.

GLENN: Bringing people together. That's what we do. Joe, do you have anything you want to say to Laura?

JOE: Yeah. Laura?

LAURA: Yes?

JOE: I love you.

LAURA: Oh, I love you, too, Joe.

GLENN: Oh, that is fantastic. Guys, thank you so much and happy Valentine's Day one day late. And I'm so glad that we could help you both out and it sounds like you're a lovely couple.

LAURA: Thank you. 

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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