Glenn Beck: Billy Joel...again


Billy Joel and his wife Katie Lee Joel

GLENN:  Stu, close the door.  Turn on the green room monitor.  Green room monitor?

STU:  Yes.

GLENN:  So they can't hear in the hallway?

STU:  No.  No, they cannot.

GLENN:  Do you know who's in the building?

STU:  I have heard.

GLENN:  Is that a representative right there in the green room?

STU:  I do not believe -- well, I think that -- I think one of them is and one of them isn't.

GLENN:  Stu, you have to go out and ask, big fan.  We have a very big fan here.  See if you can get her to come in for Dan because he's such a huge fan of somebody who happens to be in the studio directly behind Dan.  In fact, Dan, if you'll open up your blinds --

DAN:  This is not necessary.

GLENN:  Why don't you open up the blinds.

DAN:  Well, they have blinds on their side, too.

GLENN:  Stu, they might be clove.  Why don't you open up those blinds right there.  Go ahead, Dan, just open up those blinds.  Give it a shot.  Oh, no.  Nope, their blinds are -- go ahead, open them up.  Oh, no, they are.  That's too bad, Dan.

DAN:  Bummer.

GLENN:  Because I know you are a big fan.  So Stu, why don't you go out and ask if you can get Mrs. Billy Joel to come in.

DAN:  Now, look.

GLENN:  Hmmm?

DAN:  Look.

GLENN:  No, she's right there, Dan.

DAN:  I know.

GLENN:  She is on the other side of the glass right there.

DAN:  Look, normally I wouldn't have a problem with this but you're going to tell her that I'm a big fan of what?  What the heck has she done?

STU:  No, you don't have to tell her that.  You can tell her how you think she's a stupid teenager.

GLENN:  Well, just want somebody to talk to.  Hey, she's here, we have somebody who is a very big fan of your husband.  You are a big fan of her husband, right?  There you go.

DAN:  Who isn't.

GLENN:  Wow.

DAN:  Why doesn't he just tell her --

GLENN:  I tell you what, I'll say I'm a big fan of her husband.  I'm a big fan of her husband.  His music -- you are, too, right?  So we'll just go over and say we've got a big fan and then when she comes in, why don't you tell her that her marriage is doomed.

STU:  It's a sham.

GLENN:  That her husband is a dirty old man.

STU:  Uh-huh.

GLENN:  And what was the other one, Stu?

STU:  Well, she can't -- she's too young and stupid to recognize love, I believe.

GLENN:  Yeah.  Too young and too stupid.

DAN:  Exact quotes, yeah.  I think I called her stupid.

GLENN:  I believe they are.

DAN:  I don't think I said that.

STU:  She certainly isn't ready.

GLENN:  She's not ready to make the decision.  She married a dirty old man and all she wanted was money.

DAN:  No.  Good grief.

STU:  I mean, you can tell her any of these things.

DAN:  You know what stinks is that I'm not allowed to give my counterargument because we probably, you know, would cease to be on the air in a couple of years.

GLENN:  What?

DAN:  Nevermind, nevermind.  Look, the bottom line --

GLENN:  Oh, I know what he's talking about.  Obama's going to become President.

DAN:  Right.

GLENN:  You are right, Dan.  We probably will be off the air in two years.

DAN:  No, look, I never called her -- I just said she was too young to make this sort of a decision.

STU:  Right, she can't handle her own life such as her love.

GLENN:  How old was she when she got married?  22.

DAN:  Something like that.

GLENN:  She was too young.

DAN:  She met when she was 16.

GLENN:  She met him when she was 16?  Were they having sex when she was 16?

STU:  I don't know if this is accurate at all.

DAN:  Look, I stand by -- this is what I stand by.  Billy Joel at that age is a dirty old man.  I'll not going to say that to her because that would be rude.

GLENN:  Sarah, just ask her to come in here, will you?  What would be rude?  To say to her face as opposed to being on national television?

DAN:  I don't need to say it to her face.

GLENN:  You haven't let this thing go in five years.

DAN:  I have let it go.  You guys are the ones that --

GLENN:  That's not accurate.  Anytime we talk about anybody's age, you are immediately, Billy Joel and his stupid wife.  There you go.

STU:  I mean, that might not be a direct quote but it's pretty close.

GLENN:  It's pretty close.  I've heard it, America has heard it.

DAN:  Did I mention that Billy Joel's daughter was the made of honor and they were the same age.

STU:  Same age?  Is this another Dan Andros fact?

DAN:  Within three years.  That makes it so much better.

GLENN:  Let's see if she's smart enough to Mary Billy Joel, she's capable.

DAN:  This is more of an attack on Billy Joel, not her.  She just is fooled by him.

GLENN:  Here, just say this.  Look, just say this.  You can say it with all the love and respect that she deserves.  Here we go.  You can say, look, sweetheart, you're just, you were too young to make this, you've been duped, he's a dirty old man and your marriage is doomed.  It's a sham.

DAN:  This is what I will ask her.  I will say, so how did you guys meet?  Were you playing Yahtzee, you know, at the senior center?

GLENN:  You'll ask her that?  Sarah?

DAN:  No, I won't ask her that.

GLENN:  What will you ask her?

DAN:  I won't ask her anything.

GLENN:  She's coming in.  You know what?

DAN:  No.

GLENN:  You know what?  I mean, who was just in the green room just walking -- she's got to walk by the green room.  Who just walked by the green room about two weeks ago and I had the balls to walk out there.  George Clooney.  George Clooney.  Guy doesn't agree -- guy doesn't agree with a damn word I say.  I walked right up.

DAN:  Okay, but we didn't pull up your -- you didn't pull up all of your worst quotes you said about him and said, hey, he aid this.  You said, oh, I love Darfur.  I mean, oh, your cause is so great, Mr. Clooney.

GLENN:  Let me ask you this.  I also said we have to stop tearing each other apart.

DAN:  Right.  That's like me going out there and going, hey, I think open age marriages are great.

GLENN:  I have never -- I was not two-faced.

STU:  No.  No, no.

GLENN:  I have never torn him apart.

DAN:  But you were very careful.

GLENN:  That's fine.  We'll be very careful.  You can bring her in.  I'll personally invite her in.

DAN:  This is ridiculous.

GLENN:  Mrs. Joel, how great to see you.

STU:  And Glenn can moderate.  He moderates things all the time, Dan, all the time.

GLENN:  And I'll just do this.  I'll just say, Mrs. Joel, we just want to tell you that we like you so much and our producer Dan here just has a few questions.  And you just say, no disrespect but do you think you were -- do you think you were old enough to make the decision to get married?

DAN:  No, I --

GLENN:  And then she'll say, what?  And then you'll say, I don't mean any disrespect honestly.  I mean this because I care about you and it's a societal thing and I've been worried about it on the air for a while.

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  Don't you think your husband is a dirty old man?

STU:  Yeah.  And you could say -- Dan, you could make it more broad.  You could say that -- look.

GLENN:  Wait, wait.  You'll say that?  You'll say that, Dan?

STU:  I know you won't.  I know you won't.

GLENN:  No way.

DAN:  I don't think I could.

GLENN:  Talk so big.

STU:  Maybe you could make it more broad, Dan.

DAN:  Oh, guys, listen to this.

STU:  We've got 10 seconds.

GLENN:  What you don't know, Dan, is we've told the producer in the other studio to monitor this audio right now.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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