Glenn Beck: Comrade Barack!

GLENN:  You know what, look.  Here's the amazing thing.  I saw an interview with her today and she was like, what?  I've already said Barack Obama will be a great candidate.  He can win.  He can win.  I will win, but he can win, and I'm going to be right behind him if he's -- I bet you are.  I'm going to be right behind him the whole time if he's the candidate.

I don't understand this.  It's not like the guy is even Ted Kennedy.  The guy is a Marxist.  Oh, I'm sorry.  I should -- I should clarify this.  Please, somebody, explain to me how you're not a Marxist when you say things like capital gains.  Capital gains tax has been shown time and time again.  Even your opponent, Mr. Obama, has said that she won't raise the capital gains tax because it has been shown that it hurts revenue when you increase the capital gains tax.  So it will actually hurt the revenue if you raise that.  Will you still raise it?  Answer?  Let me get the exact answer.  I love that.  "I would look at raising the capital gains tax for the purpose of fairness."  For the purpose of fairness?  I'm sorry.

STU:  I just didn't know that Barack Obama, he was always targeting his tax cuts and tax increases in favor of the wealthy because I'm sure he knows that 79% of people who pay capital gains have incomes under $100,000.

GLENN:  Hold on just a second.  Comrade!

STU:  Yes, comrade.  Good day today, isn't it?

GLENN:  Well, kind of iffy.  I mean, looks like Barack Obama, this thing is going to come down -- you know what's amazing, Stu?  This thing is going to come down to a bar fight.  That would be kind of fun to watch, wouldn't it?  Just put the two of them in, just breaking bottles, pshhhh, come on, you want a piece of me!

STU:  Yeah, you could pay per view it, pay down some of the national debt or start some new programs.

GLENN:  Whoa, whoa.

STU:  One of the two.

GLENN:  Wait a minute.  Why don't you charge the people who are not going to watch the pay per view bar fight.

STU:  Yeah, people choosing to pay, what kind of system is that?

GLENN:  You want to watch it, so you pay for it.

STU:  That's ridiculous.

GLENN:  Hello!

STU:  And everyone pays the same price regardless of income?

GLENN:  That's ridiculous.  Why charge everybody $5.95?  There are people watching it who can afford far more than $5.95.  In the interest of fairness.

STU:  Those people want to give that money.

GLENN:  That's right.

STU:  They want to give that money so other people can watch.

GLENN:  They don't even need it.  They don't want it.

STU:  Oh, they hate money.  They think it's icky.  You know your parents used to tell you not to put your hands in your mouth after you hold money.  This is the thing.  It's gross.

GLENN:  You know, here's the thing.  Barack Obama is a damaged candidate.  You know, I said, when was it, a year ago, I said if this guy is who he appears to be, you know, if there aren't actual skeletons in his closet, this guy can sweep.  I don't think the guy can sweep anymore because there's too much out there that, wait, wait, wait, wait, can you just answer this question for me?  Did you hear about him in the Waffle House?  What was the question they asked him on the waffles?  It was -- oh, oh, how is it you want to meet with Iran and Syria but you don't want to meet with Hamas because he blasted Jimmy Carter?  He just looked at the reporter and said, can I eat my pancakes?  I just want my pancakes.  "Okay."  He waits for a while, he's eating the pancakes.  "Okay.  Can you tell me how it is -- " "Can I just eat my pancakes!" "Yes, sir."  And then when he finished the pancakes, he gave extra pancakes to people who couldn't afford pancakes because he clearly didn't want all those pancakes.  He didn't need all those pancakes.  He practically hates pancakes.  So he paid $700 for his stack of pancakes.  He got one.  And then he gave the other pancakes to those who really don't appreciate pancakes.  They used to when they had to work for pancakes but now they're like, pancakes, you can get pancakes any place.  I like that when they come into the pancake house and they're like, pancakes, free pancakes again?  Can't I have anything else but free pancakes?  Hello!

Meanwhile Barack Obama is there at the pancake counter going, how much are the pancakes?  I just had one.  $750 for one pancake?  Jeez, pancakes, could I get a steak with the pancake!  I'm sorry.  I guess maybe it's Tax Freedom Day and maybe that's what it is that's setting me off.  Tax Freedom Day.  This is the day where you are free to now pay for food and gas.  You've worked since the beginning of January.  If you are the average person, you have worked since the beginning of January until today to be able to pay for taxes.  I believe why this is really hacking you off -- Stu, why is this hacking you off?  Why does Tax Freedom Day hack you off?

STU:  Well, because you have to work for four months to earn any money at all.  And then, of course, when you have that money, you spend it on other things that are taxed.

GLENN:  Yeah.

STU:  Or you save it and then your gains will be taxed.  You know, there's a lot of different irritants.

GLENN:  Dan, why are you kind of hacked off at tax day, Tax Freedom Day?

DAN:  I just, same reason as Stu, exactly the same.

GLENN:  So just, you know, just the fact that it's after actual tax day, you know, it falls after actual tax day.  I think we should sink the two and watch it move but here's why it really hacks me off.  If you know who pays taxes and how the taxes are actually paid, you'll know that 50%.  This is a lie to, what, 48% of the population?  So when they say the average person, no, no, not the average person.  Because the average person, 48% doesn't pay any taxes.  They don't pay any tax -- I'm sorry, except for the food tax, sales tax, gas tax, you know, all of the other taxes that you pay, on everything you buy.  Except for those taxes, 48% don't pay it.  It's Tax Freedom Day for a lot of people, but I bet you it's not tax -- well, I know it's not Tax Freedom Day for you, Stu, it's not Tax Freedom Day for you, Dan.  It's probably not Tax Freedom Day for anybody who works for me, not Tax Freedom Day.  I get the extra added benefit of celebrating Tax Freedom Day and Christmas on the same day, which is very, very nice.

STU:  You have to take into account, too, what is it?  Something in the neighborhood of, you know, 30, 40% actually would have their Tax Freedom Day before January 1st because they are actually getting money back.

GLENN:  You get money.

STU:  So you are actually in a way profiting from the government, as bad as that is.

GLENN:  And that goes back to this basic idea of fairness.  He wants to take money not because it's revenue.  This is Marxism.  I've never heard a candidate that had a chance actually espouse Marxism but that's what this guy is doing.  He will not cut the capital gains or leave the capital gains where it is even though it will hurt the economy, even though it will hurt the federal tax revenues, he won't do it because of fairness.  If there isn't something, oh, I don't know, communist Russia about that, I don't know where there is.  I think this guy is damaged goods for the fact that his -- he's exposing himself to enough people.  You know, this guy has not been vetted.  Even the media.  Did anybody see the media last night?  They were doing everything that -- I would flip over to Charlie Rose for, like, 10 seconds.  I was trying to get to sleep, and I flip over to Charlie Rose and he's got some boring suit and it's like, oh, my gosh.  I couldn't find anybody more boring than Charlie Rose, but they found him.  Oh, what a surprise, it's on PBS.  My tax dollars paying for him!

So anyway, this guy gets on and he's like, well, you know, I just think Barack Obama, he's just an exciting candidate and, you know, there's just a lot to be said for Barack Obama and, you know, people just, they're interested in change.  Well, good, because that's all you'll have in your wallet, change.  I think this guy, because of his relationships with people that are not in the mainstream by any stretch of the imagination, the fact that he is the most liberal in congress, I think the Democrats are going to do it to themselves again.  I think the Democrats are going to lose against John McCain.  That's amazing.

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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