Glenn Beck: The argument for fake Christmas trees


Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater -- Encore December 10th

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GLENN: I went out and bought a tree this weekend. Why does that always sound like fun? You know like every, like every year you are like, "Yeah, hey, this weekend let's go buy a tree." And then you do. And it's not fun.

PAT: You didn't have fun?

GLENN: No.

PAT: Saturday, buying the tree?

GLENN: No.

PAT: Why? What was not fun about it?

GLENN: The whole thing. From getting in the car.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: From getting in the car.

PAT: Really? Huh.

GLENN: To the kids, you know, crying to then going out in the snow and the rain and the cold.

PAT: The rain was obnoxious Saturday.

GLENN: Yes. And then picking out a tree and not a single soul agreeing on the same tree.

PAT: Yes, okay, uh huh.

GLENN: And then trying to tie it to the roof of my car. I'm not a Boy Scout.

PAT: Yeah. I don't like that part, either.

GLENN: So don't and then I'm really not a guy who likes chainsaws, tree sap, screaming kids.

PAT: So surprise. You don't like tree sap?

GLENN: No, uh uh, no.

PAT: Huh.

GLENN: And my hands have been sticky ever since.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And then, you know, then I've got to go cut it off the roof, haul it, you know, haul it in and then as soon as I open the door, "Well, don't just bring it in. Make sure it dries up." Oh, I'll go get a towel for it.

PAT: Oh, yeah, uh huh.

GLENN: And then

PAT: I got to

GLENN: Dragging it in and putting it in the tree it's crooked. Too crooked. Turn it around the other way. No, it's better the other way. Turn it around that way. No, now there's a bare spot. I don't like this tree. Oh, really? You don't like this tree, huh?

PAT: She was with you.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I had the same problem because my wife wasn't with me but here's what she said as I left the house. Because I had to stand out in the cold for three hours with my Boy Scout sons who were selling trees.

GLENN: Yeah. Pat calls me Saturday afternoon or Saturday morning because I'm you know, I'm going to go buy a tree that weekend because last weekend it sounded like a good idea. Hey, let's go buy a tree on Saturday. Okay, that sounds like fun. Hey, kids, let's go buy a tree. Daddy's dumb as a box of rocks and I can't remember last year, when we went and bought a tree and hated it! So I said, "Hey, let's go over." And I conveniently forgot on Saturday, but I want to thank my good friend Pat for calling me in the rain and the snow.

PAT: Happy to do it. Happy to do it. You better get down here and get a tree because they are going fast.

GLENN: They are going fast.

PAT: That's what I told you.

GLENN: They weren't going fast.

PAT: They were going kind of fast. I was just miserable and I wanted a little company.

GLENN: You wanted company.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah. Well, when I left the house, she's like, pick one out if they're okay. Just go ahead and bring one home. Okay. So I pick one out and I bring it home. Pick out the fullest, and I get home and I hear, that's not a good one.

GLENN: That's not a good tree.

PAT: "I said if it was a good one!" "What's wrong with it?" "It's crooked on top!" "I'll fix that. We'll just put some a magazine under the stand." "That won't work. It's crooked only at the top and straight at the bottom. This isn't a good one." I said only "it's not big enough." I'm like, "I spent 80 bucks on it." "80 bucks!?" "Yeah. I mean, big deal." "80 bucks! You spent $80 on that?" "Yeah." "How much was the tree stand?" "$40." "$40!?" "Yeah. And then I got some tree lights." "Tree lights? How much was that?" "Whole thing, $150." "$150!?" Yes, I know, we're going to be poor and destitute and out in the street now because of it. Oh, I went through just misery on Saturday night.

GLENN: It's awful. Just awful. Merry Christmas!

PAT: I know. Well, and then

GLENN: My son is like, "Dad." Yeah? "Look, I can pick all the green things off this." No! Don't pick the green things off it! "Look, it looks like a stick." I don't want it to look like a stick!

PAT: I can see Raphe doing that.

GLENN: Yeah, he was.

PAT: And then pulling the sticks off to use as swords.

GLENN: Yeah, exactly right. So my wife said to me last night, "Will you come home tonight"? Yes. "What time are you getting home from work?" Midnight, if I can help it.

PAT: Really late day.

GLENN: Really, really late day.

PAT: Only have like nine shows to do.

GLENN: You'll probably be asleep. So just put the kids down, you go to sleep, I'll creep in. "What time are you going to be home?" I have no idea, honey. "Well, be home early because we'll decorate the tree. Won't that be fun?" No. (Laughing). No, it will not be. I have a clear recollection of how fun it is. No. (Laughing).

PAT: I started that light process yesterday.

GLENN: I said to my wife, she said I said, "Do we have lights?" You know how many lights we have downstairs? And then I remembered. "Oh, yeah, I put them there. Go buy some new ones because I am not untangling them. Because I remember what kind of a mood I was in when we took the lights down last year! We're throwing them out!"

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: "You want colored lights?" I don't care. "Well, white lights or colored lights?" I don't care. "Well, I'll get both and then we can decide." I don't... care! You know that's one thing that women don't understand. They don't seem to hear that phrase.

PAT: No.

GLENN: "I don't care. " Where are we going to eat? "I don't care." "Well, how about here or here?" "Honey, I don't care."

PAT: Pick one.

GLENN: Pick one. "I don't care." Pick one. Okay, we'll go there.

PAT: "I don't like that place."

GLENN: Then why did you give me that option!

PAT: Exactly. They don't listen to us.

GLENN: No.

PAT: Because, you know, it's like Friday. We both, we had had long weeks. We had done, you know

GLENN: Oh, jeez.

PAT: 13 shows last week plus a live performance.

GLENN: I did 13 shows last week and a live performance. I was exhausted Friday!

PAT: All we want to do is go home and vegetate.

GLENN: I just want to go home and vomit.

PAT: On a couch.

GLENN: Just don't, don't talk to me, don't I just, let me just, can I just have a couple of hours just to have, like, a nurse give me an IV bag or something. My wife calls and she's like, "Let's go out." I don't want to go out. "Well, why don't you want to go?" Because I've been, I've been out all week! I just want to be home for a few minutes. "Well, I haven't been out all week."

PAT: I heard the exact same thing. My wife calls: "You want to go to the town lights Christmas light spectacular?"

GLENN: No.

PAT: The town's like 12 people. How spectacular can it be! No! I just want to sit! "Well, we haven't been out." I've been home twice this week! Please! "Well, I thought you wanted to be with us." Yeah! At home!

GLENN: I'm thinking I just Pat and I talked about it on the way home. I think, I think we're going to divorce our wives.

PAT: And just marry each other.

GLENN: And just marry each other.

PAT: I mean, after all these years, the sex thing's not an issue anyway.

GLENN: It's just like, it's not happening.

PAT: It's over.

GLENN: I mean, look at us.

PAT: It's just not fun. You want to go? No. Me, neither.

GLENN: Just the laughs we would have. "Hey, Pat, you want to go to the Christmas spectacular?"

PAT: No.

GLENN: Good. Me, neither. Done!

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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