Glenn Beck: Free Food!


Food Stamps - they're not just for poor people anymore!

GLENN: I've got to tell you, man, I mean, what's happening here in our own country being orchestrated by these progressives that have wanted to do away with real capitalism forever, that just believe, okay, sure. Communism, socialism fails but not if everybody does it. We can all fail together. They've been trying and they're coming at it from six different ways. You think that you have welfare reform, but the Republican Congress eased the restrictions when they say that, you know, we have the highest food stamps usage ever, I told you, this is bull crap. First of all, they were advertising for them. Second of all, the population has grown, and they have also relieved a lot of the requirements. You don't have to be you don't have to jump through all of the hoops that you had to and they've taken some of the shame out of food stamps. They've taken the shame out of food stamps by giving you a debit card. It looks just like a regular debit card.

Now, a lot of people will say, oh, my gosh, Glenn. You want to shame people that want food stamps? Yeah. I would like to make the free cheese a little painful, yeah. I would like you to have a little embarrassment on the food stamps, the free food. Yeah, I would. I would. I mean, I could just I could come over to your house and serve it to you, but I want people to want to get off of food stamps. I want people to want to get off the government programs. I want people to go, wait a minute. This great state thing, that doesn't really work for me. That's what I would like to happen. Instead, we're going in the opposite direction. You know, let me ask you a question. With your kids, do you do everything with your kids or for your kids or do you at some point let them fail? My son wanted to feed himself, absolutely wanted to feed himself. No, no, no, no. Me do it. Me do it. And he would try to grab the fork before he could even do it. All right. We'll let him. And then when he couldn't do it and he, like, put the fork in his face a few times, then we would help him. And then he once he got, you know, good at doing it, you know, he ate on his own the whole time, until Cheyenne was born and it's weird because I watched this pattern with the other two kids. When Cheyenne was born, then he all of the sudden saw us feeding her and he wanted to be a baby again. Feed me. Feed me. No. You can do it. I can't. Yes, you can. And I didn't feed him. He had to feed himself. He knew how to do it. I wasn't going to treat him like a baby.

I was with a guy this weekend. He's an amazing guy, I just love him. And he has cerebral palsy and we were spending some time on Saturday and he had to tie something and I watched him and I was sitting beside him or right behind him and I saw him there and he had to tie something and he couldn't do it and he started to tie it the second time and it was very difficult and I leaned forward and I was going to say, here, let me help you with that. And then I didn't. And the reason why I didn't is because he can do it and he didn't ask for my help and I wasn't going to say, can I tie that for you, because he doesn't need high help and he also knew he was strong enough to say, will you help me, without any embarrassment. He needs help. Fine. But I wasn't going to lean in and do it and say, can I do that for you because he can do it himself and he wants to do it himself. He takes pride in what he can do himself, he takes pride in who he is. That's why I admire him. Nothing ever stops him. He just does it. If he asks for help, I would be there, but he's the kind of guy that if he really needed the help, he would know that it was there but it would take him a long time to ask for that help, not out of stupid stubbornness. He's not going to put himself in danger, but because he wants to stand on his own 2 feet. That's the attitude that we should have. You want to do it yourself. Now, if somebody asks me for help, I'm going to help them, but if in the course of helping them I realize, wait a minute. They can do it themselves. They're just getting me to do it. That's the last time I help them. I've got better things to do. I've got people who actually need help. My own kids, I'll help them and as soon as, like my son, he says, feed me, help me, and he doesn't need it, I'm going to teach him for his own good, I'm not helping you. You can do it, for his own good. I don't hate my son. I love him and for his own good I'm not going to help him when he doesn't need help. He may want it. He may beg for it, but if he can do it himself or if he needs to struggle to learn how to do it himself, I won't help him and it kills me inside. I mean, how many times have you held your kids and said, oh, just don't grow up. My two kids right now, they're I've got the two teenagers and the two young ones and I hold little ones and I'm, please, don't grow up, don't grow up. I love my teenagers to death, but I wish they wouldn't have grown up. It's fun. It's a whole different thing, but it's just not the same and it's better in some regards. In others, when you're holding those little ones and they need you, it's fantastic and they look at you differently and it's great. But if they were like that all the time, you would be, like, okay. Come on. Are my teenagers are like that? No. Because what's changed is it's not as fun, it's not as I don't know it's not as it's not as peaceful times as it is with a newborn or a young baby, holding that baby. There's nothing like that, but the one thing that a teenager or older kid could give you that a baby can't is that joy of watching them accomplish what they want to accomplish, watching them succeed. Oh, my gosh. There's nothing better than that.

But now our government is teaching do we have the ads? Do we have the ads of this is an actual ad for food stamps. Listen.

(Audio played.)

Glenn: Stop. So I can feed my family right when money's tight. The whole thing sounds like I can go off and on food stamps. It would take an act of God for me to go on food stamps. This one is not so bad because it's Mom. It's Mom. She's got two boys she's raising on her own. She's got two jobs. Okay. Do you have the ad, the other ad from the one where it's the woman the woman says, Hey, we've got food stamps, talking to the neighbor?

(Audio played.)

Glenn: Stop, stop. It is good to know you can get food when you really need it. It is. We should be there for each other. It should be the last resort. I'm really hard on this because my grandfather and my father told me we don't ever take money from the government and so it bothers me. We should be there for each other. I personally think you should be there, churches or whatever, your family, if your family can't do it, great. Go to church. If your church can't do it, got to have another organization. Fine. Last resort. Do you know what food stamps tells me? Food stamps tells me that you have no safety net whatsoever. Food stamps tell me that you need more friends, you need more interaction with organizations. You've got to be involved in an organization that's doing things these for people, so when you hit these tough times, you can be there and they can say, Judy, I know you've been here for us, serving people for a long time. Now it's your turn, because sometimes we all need help.

I mean, do we have our own, I mean, because we need some commercials for food stamps.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

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You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


CAIR-Chicago 15th Annual Banquet: Rashida Tlaib youtu.be


It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

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By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.