Glenn Beck: Spitzer in the slammer?

GLENN: Let me start with Eliot Spitzer. Here's the thing with Eliot Spitzer. They're cutting a deal with the guy. Why are we cutting a deal with a guy -- "It would be a win for the Justice Department." Oh, would it now? Take out the word "Department." Is it a win for justice? The reason why he hasn't resigned yet is because they are down in Washington with all of his attorneys and they are trying to cut a deal so he doesn't spend any jail time and he doesn't lose his law license. Oh, well, that's great. That's great. That's the exact kind of attorney we need, somebody who is prosecuting prostitution rings and yet involved in prostitution rings. No, no, no, no, that's great. You know the kind of attorney we need? We need another attorney that has himself gone in and wire transferred $9,900 because he knows $10,000 will trigger all kinds of alarms due to the new terror laws. So he has $9,900 and then after he sends it, he goes back up to the teller and says, by the way, can I take my name off of that? You know that's how he got caught? That's how this whole thing started. The bank went, no, we've already sent it and you can't send it without your name. "Oh, yeah, I know, that's cool." Bank teller picks up the phone and says, "I think we got a problem here." What a dope.

We don't need this man in a courtroom unless he's, you know, he's working on the side of the prosecution -- I'm sorry, the defense. He's the defendant. Put the guy in jail. He breaks the laws, put him in jail. Shouldn't be practicing law. Shouldn't be the governor. I for one would like to have some of these guys pay for the crimes that they commit. Here's a crime that he's committed. He put the State of New York in jeopardy. He put your safety in jeopardy if you happen to be listening to us in New York. Done. Move on with your life. And you know another person, another group of people that I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt because these guys have such a hard job, but I've got to tell you I want to hear from the state troopers that were protecting this guy for the last six or eight years. I want to hear from the troopers that were sitting there -- I mean, how many meetings does this guy have with, you know, with really hot chicks in patent leather boots and fishnet stockings at 10:00 at night at his hotel? "I'm just doing some work in here." How many of those have to happen before somebody says, "You know what, he might be seeing hookers." "What, she's a budgetary expert. You know, she's blowing our budget." Uh-huh. I would like to know, and you know what? If a guy is cheating on his wife, he's a dirtbag. Great. If a guy is cheating on his wife with hookers, he's now engaging in illegal activity. If the guy is buying illegal drugs, he's engaging in illegal activity. If he's taking bribes, he's engaging in illegal activity. I mean, I'm getting to the point now where if he's a politician, he's engaging in illegal activity. You as a state trooper, you don't work for him. You work for the people of New York. If you're a secret service agent, you don't work for the President. You work for the people of the United States. You keep that man safe. You keep that man's family secrets a secret, but you don't overlook anyone who is breaking the law. And if that's your job, if that's what they ask you to do, you should quit. Have more integrity than that. Stop protecting these dirtbags if they're breaking the law. Am I wrong, Stu? You are looking at me with kind of like, I don't know if I agree with you.

STU: I mean, you have -- I guess obviously if there's anything going on that's -- I'm trying to think if there's any exceptions to that. But you don't break the law. So I mean, I would guess no. I mean, you know, you feel like probably their mentality is, "Look, I'm not getting involved with this guy's personal life, whatever he's doing, whatever," but it is -- that's the difference between people that like to bring up, you know, the cheating stuff and people cheating on their -- this guy was committing an illegal act. This is prostitution, not legal.

GLENN: Look, if you're cheating on your wife, okay. The secret service has no right, no right to say.

STU: I mean, you are a total dirtbag, you know.

GLENN: No right to say as a secret service agent anything about that. You don't leak that. You've got to keep that confidence. You don't say anything.

STU: You've got to basically --

GLENN: But if you are breaking the law, and I think their excuse will be, but then that takes us and removes us from that person. No, it doesn't. I have no problem with a cop being with me all the time. Cop can be with me, secret service can be with me, state trooper can be with me all the time in all business meetings. If I know they will keep my confidence of my family and my business, not a problem. Because I'm not breaking the law. You want to know how these people get so arrogant, you want to know how these people think they're above the law? Because they've got a cop with them all the time and they are breaking the law and the cop doesn't say anything. I mean, why wouldn't you think you're above the law? Why wouldn't you think you could get away with it?

STU: Yeah, I mean, that's true. It certainly, I think maybe there's an exception for some sort of national security concern, I mean, but hookers are never a national security concern. That's never -- I mean, it's a personal --

GLENN: National security concern.

STU: Well, you know, President Bush -- I guess illegal is such a weird word. I guess that's pretty --

GLENN: Like George Bush, if you are doing something illegal, I want them busted and I want their ass in board.

STU: Some people would argue waterboarding is illegal.

GLENN: Some people would argue but it's an argument.

STU: Right. But if you're -- so should the secret service say, -- their argument is that it's illegal. I mean, they shouldn't be reporting on that.

GLENN: It's not illegal. There's no law against it. They tried to pass it and he vetoed it. There's no law against it.

STU: Glenn, maybe I'm not pulling out the perfect example here but certainly there are things that people would disagree on whether they are illegal or not. I mean, certainly wiretapping has been another thing that's been -- they are both walking different lines there.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? Can I tell you something?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: I'm so sick and tired of the wiretapping thing.

STU: Me, too.

GLENN: I am so sick and tired of the wiretapping thing. I have had a discussion that I cannot repeat, nor would I repeat even if I was told I couldn't repeat, nor would I repeat. The wiretapping thing is very clear on what it is and if you are in Washington and you're a politician, you know exactly what it is. Believe me, the Democrats will do exactly the same thing when they're in power. Wiretapping as the way it is being done is not an issue. It is a smoke screen issue.

STU: You know I'm just trying to say that there are some things that, if there's some liberal social -- or private secret service agent who thinks that it is horrible and starts leaking it, I don't think he has --

GLENN: He doesn't have the right to do that. Look, I'm not talking about you think it's horrible, you think that maybe you think, well, this could be. I'm talking about someone breaking the law, clear, you're buying dope, you're taking dope, you're smoking deep.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: You know, whatever.

STU: Again the law's set up for a reason. It's generally not some -- it's not a suggestion. You know what I mean? We've talked about the Ten Commandments.

GLENN: And no one is above it. And no one is above it.

STU: You've got to pay attention, and you're right. Especially someone who's a secret service agent, you know, whose job is to protect not only the President or a government agent but the law.

GLENN: I want to know who these -- 70% of New Yorkers say that Spitzer should go. 22% believe he should not have to resign. Excuse me? Why? Who are you? 20% think that he shouldn't resign? Who are you? He was with hookers!

STU: Well, Glenn, it's his personal life; it doesn't affect his job performance.

GLENN: You're right. No blackmail there.

STU: Seriously that's 70% of New York? That is a pretty -- even for something like this is a high percentage. They can't agree on anything.

GLENN: Yeah, New York.

STU: And it's a Democrat. I mean, if it was Dick Cheney, I wouldn't be surprised with 70%.

GLENN: A Democrat. The Democratic governor of New York, the Democratic governor of New York.

STU: Glenn, you should be clear about, what party is he?

GLENN: He's a Democrat. He's a Democratic governor from -- that's the way it would be if he was a Republican. "The Republican governor from New York, the Republican," no, guys, he's not a Republican. That's the only thing that they haven't done in the media is say, "The Republican governor." The governor of New York. I mean, it's amazing how nobody's saying that he's a Democrat although, boy, Mark Foley, you know what party he's in?

STU: Republican? If there is that one screen shot from one of the news networks that put him up as a Democrat one time and it's used as this, like, proof that people are unfair to Democrats and it's like, you couldn't hear the word "Republican" around Mark Foley any more than you did.


The Omicron variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.