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!

Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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The New York Times reported this week that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State, John Kerry, allegedly leaked classified Israeli military information to one of its biggest foes: Iran. So, where's the media outcry?

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the allegations against Kerry and the corporate media's blatant hypocrisy and the Left's double standards.

"It's sort of amazing what you can get away with if you're a Democrat," Trump Jr. said. "I would think, Glenn, these people would lose their minds if someone in the Trump administration did this."

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