The Christmas Sweater Announcement

GLENN: Let me address, now that we're past Labor Day and everything else, I just want a programming note for anybody who listens to this program a lot. I want to give you a little update on what's coming up this fall on the Glenn Beck program. I've told you this has been the hardest year of my life and my goal this year is just to stay alive, quite honestly, because it has been just this has been a very rough year and everything is now coming down to the last three months and after November things have or I mean, sorry, after January things are changing. But all these things have kind of been on the plate for a while now. It all starts with, of course, the election, and I want to bring you up to speed on radio and television on the election.

Not only I've tried to focus everybody here recently on the things that the media just won't tell you. I think I'm beginning to understand my role a little bit better and also not taking my role so seriously. We want to double the comedy during this election season for the radio program. But also the information that I want to give you, I want to make sure that we're giving you the things in concise ways, and that's difficult for me, so it will make a difference in your life, it will make a difference in your friend's life. So if you are looking for information, we'll be able to package it for you so you can digest it and you can bring it to your friends because I think that's what you need. I know I listen to the radio and I'm like, come on, man, I've got ten minutes; give me something I need. And you really didn't need the supercollider thing, but hey, y'all may be dead by Sunday.

Pre-order an autographed copy of Glenn Beck's “The Christmas Sweater”

That's what we're trying to do on the election. Right after that you may have heard me talk about the Christmas Sweater. If you have been listening to this program or you've been to my Christmas shows, I've told you a story about three minutes about the Christmas Sweater. It is the last gift that I gave for my mom before she committed suicide and it is something that took me 30 years to understand and 30 years to really put into place what that Christmas Gift was all about. I have decided, against the advice of almost everybody, to write this. We made it into a novel. About two years I've been working on it. At the same time we began working on the Christmas Sweater, the show, the stage show. And we're about finished with both of them. The book is now finished and it's going into print and it is coming out the day after the election. It is a novel, and it's to tell you the truth, it started out a lot more fiction than it is, but I couldn't it wouldn't it just, it wasn't right until it was damn near true. Only a few names or places have been changed. But it is the story of redemption, and much to against the advice of everyone, again, I mean, Simon and Schuster begged us to change the ending and they're like, the end? What? What? And it showed and God bless the people of Simon and Schuster. I mean, this is the biggest printing they're doing or something like that. It's a huge printing. They have got their neck out on the line on this, but it shows how many people really don't understand the real meaning of Christmas and I think you do. And this book is I don't know. Maybe, you know, the five people you meet in heaven, the Tuesdays with Morrie kind of thing that you are going to be able to read. And everybody who has read it has said, "Oh, my gosh, I see me." So that book comes out the week after the election. And unfortunately because of the election, it's coming out the week that Stephen King is releasing his book. Which is kind of great because just to be in competition with a guy who called me Satan's younger mentally challenged brother is just, oh, it's going to drive him crazy. It will just drive him crazy. Nobody really expects to sell more than seven copies but I have a feeling that this is such a universal story that it will connect. Then at the same time we're doing a book tour and a stage tour in, is it six weeks, Adam? Four weeks? Four or five? Four weeks, I'm doing 47 cities, plus the radio, television and stage. And we're going to a lot of small towns where, you know, people are busy clinging to their God and their guns and, you know, I'm going to try to pry them away for just a second, but we're coming to a city near you, in November and December. Coming up on the website soon. We're going to announce the stage shows, which is the first time ever, I have, that I have been working with, we have fully scored this stage show. We just went into the first rehearsal last week, we're going to have an orchestra but they played the music behind the production and it's just let's put it this way. Adam, who does security for the show, he was crying. It is it's really a touching, great, great Christmas Story. And we'll give you the details on when that is coming. Also on the website you can preorder your copy of the Christmas Sweater. The last three days I've been signing the autographed pages which are going to be bound into the book. The other cool thing is it comes in this it's like, whose book is this? They showed it to me and I'm like, you've got to be kidding me, right? It comes it's delivered in this leather box that looks like it's wrapped and has, you know, autographed copy and stuff. So it's perfect for Christmas. Plus, I wanted to do something special on this. If you get two autographed copies, we're going to send it to a soldier or a family in your name so they can also have a Christmas Gift from you. And you can find all that information right now at The tour schedules are going to be posted in the next couple of weeks. And until that time, we'll talk to you about all the things you need to know about the election. But that is available now at, and they will be available until Christmas or until supplies last. And I'm just very excited to share this with you, I really am. This is quite honestly this is a losing proposition, the stage show is a losing proposition. Everyone has done the financials on this show and we're spending more money on the production of this show than I think we made in two tours last year. Don't expect to actually make money. We just like to break even with it. But it is I feel passionately about this. This is one of the most important things that I have ever done, and I had to get this story right and now the only thing that's standing in the way of it is a good performance from me. But it is it's something that you're going to want to see and you're going to want to experience and we're just thrilled. You know the technology that was behind John McCain, you know that big huge screen that was like whatever they had that for, that's the technology that is just the backdrop of our show and we've had a Disney artist that has been animating the stuff for it. It is really, truly going to be an amazing thing. Nothing like this has ever been done before. So check it out. You'll find all the details coming soon at the website at It's the Christmas Sweater.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Robb Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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