Glenn Beck: Mamma Mia!


What will it take to get Stu to go see Mamma Mia?

GLENN: What's the price? Come on, what's the price?

STU: For what?

GLENN: What's the price for you to go see Mamma Mia? Everybody has a price. What's it going to take?

STU: There is no price for me.

GLENN: You have to see it because you won't believe it. Stu said to me during a break, he looked at me and said this is just the worst. I said, no, you see us? This -- any guy who has seen this, this music is the best part of the movie. That's how bad the music -- normally you would listen to this and you'd be like, I'd want to kill myself. You were praying that they would actually start singing after a while. You'd be like, at least play the music because it's starting to grow on me.

STU: I find that to be impossible.

GLENN: No, come on, really what's it going to take?

STU: There's nothing that you --

GLENN: Come on, everybody has a price. What's it going to take to get you to go see Mamma Mia just so -- are you ever with people in a restaurant and they're like, does this taste spoiled? And then they, you know, try to get you to eat it? "Try some, I think this is spoiled, is this bad?

STU: You don't do that, though.

GLENN: Yeah, everybody has a price. Come on, this movie is so bad, you have to taste it.

STU: What reason would I --

GLENN: Because you said to me, this is the worst. Listen to this.

(Music playing)

GLENN: You said to me there's nothing worse. I contend this may be the worst movie, the worst story line, the worst script, everything of all time.

STU: The worst of all time and you want me to go experience it?

GLENN: Yes. How much? I'll buy your ticket and -- see, this is the best thing I said I'll send it out to Stu. During the break I said I'll send you out to the Colby Club, that's a $200 steak conveniently forgetting he doesn't eat meat. And the great thing is I don't know of a restaurant that would serve a $200 salad. So I'll send you out for the best salad in town.

STU: You're way above a salad. This is not a meal sort of thing. You need to do a lot better than that.

GLENN: What? Give me a hint. What's it going to take?

STU: All right. If this is the --

GLENN: This will make you feel good because everything in the world will make sense. You'll be like, yeah, you think that -- Washington doesn't make sense? Please, I've seen Mamma Mia.

STU: Do not try to sell this as a positive.

GLENN: It is.

STU: If you want me to go see the worst piece of entertainment on Earth, then you should supply me with tickets to the best piece of entertainment on Earth, the Super Bowl.

GLENN: I don't think so.

STU: What do you mean? You don't even believe this, do you? You don't even believe what you're saying.

GLENN: I'm not going to send you to the Super Bowl.

STU: You just said --

GLENN: How much does Super Bowl cost?

STU: You know, I don't know off the top of my head.

GLENN: Yes, you do. You go every year, you weasel.

STU: Is this about money or is this about right and wrong?

GLENN: How much does a Super Bowl ticket cost?

STU: Face value?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You are probably in the neighborhood of, you know --

GLENN: How much?

STU: I would say in the neighborhood of maybe $850 a ticket.

GLENN: How could I make this worse for you? Dan, how can I make Stu's trip to Mamma Mia even worse? I mean, for us -- so I get my full $850 ticket value?

DAN: Are you hearing this song?

GLENN: Against the Super Bowl, any man can last through this for two hours of the Super Bowl.

STU: Well, I will -- I do still get to leave during the Meryl Streep air guitar scene. I think that's part of it.

GLENN: Nope, nope.

STU: You are saying I can't just turn my head?

GLENN: No. In fact, I'm going to give the Insiders screening time so the Insiders and the listeners can go and watch you in the movie theater.

STU: Monitor my viewing?

GLENN: You know what we should do? Oh, we should go to -- we should go see this together and just make fun of it like crazy.

STU: I love that idea.

GLENN: You know what we could do. We could all tell our wives that we're going -- because we hear it's good. Just, you bring your wife and you're like, oh, honey, got to go. And then all the guys, we have something planned in the -- maybe -- I'm not even going to say that.

STU: Why --

GLENN: No, I'm not going to even --

STU: Why wouldn't you say it? What did you --

GLENN: No. Not going to even say it. This is just so bad, it just gives you really bad ideas. It's just, it's not good.

STU: Perhaps this is something we should discuss off the air.

GLENN: Yeah. It's just bad. All right, Stu?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Think about it.

STU: So you are saying the Super Bowl tickets are on the table? I'm not saying that --

GLENN: They are on the table. I'm not saying that I'm going to get you Super Bowl tickets to see it but I'm not not saying it, either. I need to make it worse for you.

STU: Really? Because I think I'm being undersold at this point. I think there's something -- Stu despises all Brendan Frazier movies. Maybe there's some sort of Brendan Frazier marathon we throw into that around the Mamma Mia. That could really hurt.

GLENN: I think it needs to be a public humiliation thing.

STU: Why?

GLENN: No, I think it needs to be -- I think we need to go down, you know -- I don't know. We need to go to Philadelphia or something and just watch it with a bunch of, you know, real people. You don't want to watch this in New York because there will be people going, this is the greatest movie. In Philadelphia you say, "This is the greatest," they will kill you.

STU: Rightfully so.

GLENN: Yeah, you'll get a nail ball in the back of your head. There's no ice on the ground. So they just bring nails. Just form it into a ball and throw it at people, "Shut up!"

STU: You would definitely not going to prison for doing that.

GLENN: Unless you got in front of a chick judge. "Mamma Mia, that was fantastic." Did you see Meryl Streep play air guitar? And you'll go, oh, I know, judge, wasn't she great? You go, girl.

STU: Why would I have to do something more demeaning? Aren't I on the short end of the stick here? I have to go see Mamma Mia.

GLENN: Super Bowl tickets.

STU: Yeah, but Mamma Mia, I have to go see the whole two hours.

DAN: Glenn, what's the costume wardrobe like for this movie? Maybe Stu's a walking billboard for Mamma Mia, in South Philly.

STU: You are not being helpful and you are not going to be invited to the Super Bowl, are you, Dan?

GLENN: Maybe Stu has to wear platform shoes and the Abba outfit. For Super Bowl tickets, now you've got my interest, Dan. I'm just saying. That could be good. Stu, with platform shoes and the Mamma Mia outfit, they are on the table now.

STU: You are going to be buying a whole section for that game.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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