Glenn Beck: Prom from hell

GLENN:  You know, I'm really excited.  I have been asked by the National Rifle Association to speak at their convention in Louisville in, I think it's in a few weeks, and I'm the keynote speaker and I've convinced Marcus Luttrell to -- I told my daughter this last night.  The night before is my daughter's prom and I said, I'm on my way to the -- to Louisville to give this speech for the NRA and, you know, we have a guy who travels with me now all the time for protection of the family.  And she said, Dad -- my daughter is very, very skittish on, you know, me and her boyfriend.  And she said, Dad, I mean, you're -- is he going to be with us when, you know -- and I said, oh, yeah, he's going to be with you.  I said, in fact, I have another surprise for you.  Do you know who else, do you know who else is going to meet your prom date that night?  I wonder if I can convince Marcus Luttrell to come with me.  So I have not only the family security chief but I also have Marcus Luttrell, the guy who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members and lived to be here on prom night for you.

Times have indeed changed. Here's an actual photo from Glenn's prom night... Notice the lack of firearms and special forces units.

STU:  Oh, that is fantastic.  And he will do that.

GLENN:  You know what?  Let's call him tomorrow.  I've got to ask him.  Let's call him tomorrow.  Because I thought of that last night.  I was on the phone with him because I asked him, because he wanted to go to the NRA thing.  They invited him to go to the NRA thing and he said, you know, I don't know, I've got a schedule.  And they said, well, your buddy Glenn's going to be there.  And he was like, I'm in; what day.  And so when he was up here last a couple of weeks ago, I said, why don't you fly to New York instead of Louisville and you can come with me and we'll go together.  Well, if he's in town, you think he should -- I mean, I think he should take time to meet my daughter's prom date, don't you?

STU:  You should make it --

GLENN:  It's a priority.

STU:  A high priority.  Just so you know, dear, there's a man here -- first of all, your father loves guns more than you can possibly imagine.

GLENN:  Oh, I'm going to speak at the NRA convention.  Want to see my weapons?

STU:  And then we have the family security chief.

GLENN:  Yeah, right here.

STU:  A man who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members and we're on our way to a gun convention.  Are you going to bring her back on time?

GLENN:  I say you're done with the prom at 10:00.  What do you say?

STU:  Here's a picture of them pulling out of the driveway and they're pulling back in.  All right, we're done.

GLENN:  It was a good time, thanks.  Remind me to call, put it on the list.  I have to call Marcus Luttrell tomorrow.

STU:  With your connections, you could actually make your daughter Amish without her input.  Like, she could want to be never leaving the house even.  I think you could even get her that far.

GLENN:  Do I need to tell you that her prom dress is black and it's just very well covered?  It includes a veil.

STU:  She'll be churning butter afterwards?  I love this.

GLENN:  That's great.  It's fantastic.  By the way, here's your horse and buggy.  Enjoy that.

STU:  Can you imagine being, like, you know, a pimple-faced high school student going to pick up a girl for her prom and there's a guy who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members there waiting to greet you?  Just because, just because he's friends with the dad who you already think is going to kill you?

GLENN:  We were just on our way to the national gun convention.  What?  We just wanted to say hi.  That's it.

STU:  Maybe Marcus could bring, you know, the guy who flies the plane that would drop a nuclear bomb just to --

GLENN:  You should see the wonderful things he can do with a bottle of water and a towel.  I'm just saying.  I'm just -- what?  I'm just --

STU:  You know what you need to do is you need to, just to add onto it, have Kiefer Sutherland, like, call.  Just call up.

GLENN:  My daughter said, I will never, ever be able to date.  And I said, yes, you're right.

STU:  The plan is working.

GLENN:  (Laughing evilly).

STU:  See, this is the only way I can ever have kids.  I need to come up with the sort of connections.

GLENN:  Let me tell you something.  I believe that we could make more money than any other service that we provide if I just started hiring special forces people, the Marcus Luttrell team, and you just -- they are like Chippendale dancers except they don't dance for you.  They just intimidate your daughter's boyfriend.  And so you hire them on prom night and they just show up and stand next to you and you are like, "This is my special forces friend.  He's killed many a men.  What time are you going to have her home?"  That's it.  That's all you need.

STU:  I was at the movie theater and I watched the Ben Stein movie and so I get out and it's when all the kids are coming for, like, the 7:00 movies.  They have the Dance Dance Revolution game there.  They are, I swear they couldn't have been 13 years old.  A group of girls, they are dressed like Mariah Carey would be embarrassed the way they are dressed.  This is what you need the service for.  I just want Marcus Luttrell to show up at that frickin' movie theater.  I want him to walk up to those girls and look at them for five seconds and they would run away in berkas.  They would actually dress up into a berka so they would be that covered and that would solve the problem.  This is what we need.  Special forces can solve this problem.

GLENN:  I'm telling you.

STU:  Like many problems really in the world.

GLENN:  Let me tell you something.  It works.  Scaring the bat snot out of your daughter's date works every time.  It has for me.  It has for me.  And I'm willing to continue to do it.

So you at the -- if you go to the NRA convention and you sign up to go to the, you know, the dinner and the keynote speech, you'll get firsthand details on exact -- I'm bringing Marcus with me.  He's not scheduled to speak or anything.  I'm bringing him on stage:  This is the man who just saved my daughter's prom night, yes.  It's been wrecked for her.

STU:  Right.

GLENN:  But --

STU:  She will always remember it.

GLENN:  Always remember it.

STU:  It is a little depressing, though, that to keep your daughter out of trouble, all you need to do is be the keynote speaker at the NRA convention and have a war hero at your disposal.

GLENN:  That's it.

STU:  That's all you need.

GLENN:  Now, a lot of people might say I'm misusing my friendship with the war hero.  I don't think so.  I think this is what he fought for.  Were you not --

STU:  This is the second most important thing he's done.

GLENN:  Were you not fighting for my family as well as yours?  Good.  You are not released from service yet.  I'm sorry.  There's more work for you to do.

STU:  We've got to get him on the phone and ask him about this.  If he will do this --

GLENN:  We've got his phone number.  Hang on.  We'll just -- no, I don't have my phone.

STU:  I think we have it here somewhere.  We can, maybe for the next break.

GLENN:  Call him in the next second, see if we can get him on the air.  It's so weird.  He called me the other day.  I called him and said, hey, Marcus, I just wanted to give you a call, I wanted to talk about something.  He calls me back and he says, what do you need?  Because I've got a couple of guys, we can come up, grab some towels.  What do you need?  I'm like, nobody to be water boarded.  That's okay, I just --

STU:  Well, there's plenty of people we want to water board but not at this moment.

GLENN:  Yeah, not that we would actually do it unless you can convince me that they might have a nuke and it's ready to go off.  Then I'm in.  Then I'm in.  What?  I thought my boss had a nuke.  I swear to you, I thought that was the case.

STU:  Ticking bomb.

GLENN:  I'm just saying.  How much time do we have?  We have 30 seconds?  Because we have somebody on the phone who says his daughter went on a date and he was cleaning a sniper rifle.  What?  We'll get the details from him and we'll see if we can get a hold of Marcus.

STU:  Don't want a dirty sniper rifle.

GLENN:  No, you want that thing clean.  Those issues are completely disconnected.  Had nothing to do with a date coming over and me cleaning the sniper rifle.  What?

STU:  Sniper would be from a distance anyway.

GLENN:  Yeah, I'm just handing it to Marcus Luttrell.  What he does with a sniper rifle is his business.

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author