Couple of the Year - Scott and Susan


Couple Of The Year - Volume 1

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GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. Let me go to Scott who is our Couple of the Year contestant. Scott.

SCOTT: Glenn.

GLENN: I'm just looking at your -- you know, we did kind of a Mad Lib thing where I wrote an essay and you just had to fill in the blanks and I'm just looking here and it says right up at the top, says you're having a tough time in your marriage.

SCOTT: Yes. It's not real good right now and she's called me 14 times in the last 20 minutes and I haven't been able to answer because I've been on hold to risk hanging up. So this has got to be something really good here.

GLENN: Why would you -- if your marriage isn't going so well, why would you do this?

SCOTT: Well, I tried to do a dinner at Outback. We had an argument that morning and we had the dinner planned after work that evening and I kind of forced the dinner hoping it would smooth things over and that went poorly, it was quiet and no one spoke and --

GLENN: So maybe you should stop listening to your gut.

SCOTT: Yeah, probably.

GLENN: Yeah. But your gut is telling you now you should be the Couple of the Year contestant.

SCOTT: I need salvation, Glenn. I need someone to save me.

GLENN: I don't know if this is going to work. Okay, does she listen to the program at all?

SCOTT: No. She hates talk radio.

GLENN: She hates talk radio? Oh, this is getting even better. Okay, remember you wrote this about four months ago to me. You've done the contest. And that was your excuse last night. I'm going to ask you if you led her on and you said no and it was because I was sick yesterday and we couldn't do the Couple of the Year contest, okay?

SCOTT: I'm hoping to go to at least another dinner and have a better time this time.

GLENN: Where are you going to send her?

SCOTT: Try the Outback again. She likes it there.

GLENN: Listen to me. I'm going to ask you if you have anything to say to her. Count to five right after I say, do you have anything to say? And you say, yeah, Susan? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... I love you. And then -- because that way it's like you are fighting back the tears. Got it?

SCOTT: Got it.

GLENN: Okay, we have her on hold? Put her on hold so she can hear the stuff? And hear we go. So we'll have more on John McCain here in just a second. But first something we should have done yesterday.

VOICE: 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 passionate pair, here's the love God himself, Glenn Beck.

GLENN: As you know, we do this every year where we start months in advance and I ask you to write an essay about the love of your life and we get thousands of entries in. And we read them all and we have Scott who wrote our winning entry here and we'll get his wife on the phone here in just a second. Scott, how are you, sir?

SCOTT: I'm doing fine, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Very good. How long ago did you write this e-mail? This came in, this looks like an early --

SCOTT: About three or four months ago or so.

GLENN: So this was the first contest this year. Have you ever entered before?

SCOTT: No.

GLENN: And I so apologize for yesterday. We were supposed to do this yesterday. You knew that and I couldn't make the broadcast yesterday because I have been so sick lately and I wanted to delay it. Did you break the news to her yesterday or not? Did you keep the secret?

SCOTT: No, I kept it on the down low.

GLENN: Okay. So do we have her on the phone? Let's go to Susan. Susan?

SUSAN: Yes?

GLENN: Hi, how are you?

SUSAN: Just fine. And yourself?

GLENN: Well, very good. I don't know if you know who I am, but I'm Glenn Beck and I do a radio program. And --

SUSAN: I've definitely heard of you.

GLENN: You've definitely heard of me? And what we have is a contest that we've been -- we run every year and about three, four months ago your husband wrote in an essay and he's been selected as the winning essay and we were supposed to do this on Valentine's Day but I couldn't make it yesterday and so my apologies for wrecking your Valentine's Day. I don't know if you guys -- what you guys did yesterday but this was kind of like Scott's big surprise and then I pulled the rug from underneath him last night -- or yesterday afternoon and it was pretty ugly. So may I read the entry? Are you there? Susan?

SUSAN: Yes, I'm here.

GLENN: May I read what he wrote?

SUSAN: Yes, that's fine.

GLENN: Okay. He wrote -- this is pretty special, isn't it?

SUSAN: Yes.

GLENN: He wrote, "Dear Glenn, I've never entered a contest like this before. However, I felt I had to tell you about my beautiful wife. I really can't express in words how uniquely wonderful Susan truly is. Honestly at first I think I was just attracted to her butt, but as time went on it turned into so much more." Well, you are an honest one there, Scott. "I guess I knew it was true love the first time we kissed on the deck during that thunderstorm and that trip to the Outer Banks. Wow. What a perfect time it was. Do you remember the thunderstorm, Susan?

SUSAN: Oh, certainly.

GLENN: Perfect time?

SUSAN: Just perfect.

GLENN: Yeah, that's just weird. You guys have so much in common, that's exactly what he wrote, what a perfect time that was. "I guess what sets her apart is the distinctive way she shows her love unlike any other woman in" -- Albemarle County? Albemarle County? Is that how you say it?

SUSAN: Albemarle. Albemarle.

GLENN: Yes. "I could go on forever but that would take away my time with her and I have to get back to work at Virginia Business System where I fix copiers from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Besides, everyone tries to make love so complex and that's why I think we should be your Valentine's Couple of the Year because for me it's simple. I just love Susan."

SUSAN: Oh. Sorry. I'm in tears.

GLENN: I know, it's really, it's -- you've got a good guy there.

SUSAN: Yes, I do.

GLENN: And Scott, you sound like you have a wonderful woman there and I hope you treat her right.

SCOTT: I try when I can, Beck.

GLENN: Well, we're going to send you guys out. I understand your favorite restaurant is Outback. So we're going to send you out to your favorite restaurant and congratulations, both of you, for being the Couple of the Year. It's really a spectacular thing and I hope you have a great, just a terrific weekend.

SUSAN: Thank you so much.

GLENN: You bet. Scott, do you have anything you want to say to Susan?

SCOTT: I do, Glenn. Susan?

SUSAN: Yeah?

SCOTT: I love you with all my heart. I need you to believe that. Sues Susie love you, too, sweetie.

GLENN: Well, there it is. Boy, day after Valentine's Day and the love just keeps going on. Thank you guys so much. Congratulations.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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