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GLENN: Putting the radio back into Radio City, hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. From the frozen, snowy northern hitherland. My goodness, we've got -- they are saying now maybe 12 inches of snow. And let me tell you something. There is nothing better than anywhere from one to 12 inches of snow in the Manhattan area. It doesn't affect traffic or people at all. It's fantastic. But the good news is now we can be trapped into our homes and into apartments all through the weekend so we can just, we can have anticipation build for the Oscars. I don't know about you, but I'm not going to watch the Oscars. So there you go.



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Did you see that Michael Moore is, you know, debating on who he's going to take to the Oscars? I told you yesterday he was thinking -- you know, he said, "It would really cause a lot of controversy if I brought Castro." Yes, I guess it would. It's like Steven Spielberg. "Wouldn't it be great if I showed up, give my award for Schindler's List if I could just bring Hitler. Wouldn't that be great?" Oh. You know what, I haven't -- and maybe it's just me. I don't think it is. Have movies gotten worse? Are we just onto Hollywood? Is it that we expect to be preached at in Hollywood? Is that what it is? I don't know. I just don't go to the movies anymore. And I used to -- I was a guy who used to go to two movies on a Saturday. I love movies. I just don't see them anymore. I don't know what it is. What was that, Charlie Wilson's War? I can't tell you how many people said, oh, you've got to go see Charlie Wilson's War. You'll love it. No, no, uh-uh, not going to see it. And I know now from friends who have seen it, it has nothing to do with the war, it's not preachy at all, I just don't trust it. What is it, there will be blood? Oh, it's about the evil oil companies? Supposed to be great. I just don't really want to see anything Hollywood made about evil oil companies. You know what I mean? It's like, honestly it's like expecting, you know, the American people to go out and see movies done by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity. I mean, there will be a certain population that will go but not really. I mean, you know what I mean? It's from one point of view. Unfortunately unlike those movies, these movies that they're making are so wildly out of step with the average person in America. Nobody -- who wants to go see that? I swear to you. And even the advertisements. The advertisement, the way they -- what was the movie that came out? Was it Charlie Wilson's War? Stu, do you remember? What was the movie that came out? I think it was Charlie Wilson's War that was so misadvertised that it just seemed like, oh, no. It's a propaganda movie.

STU: You might be right on that. I thought it was one of Chris Balfe's, I think saw Michael Clayton and was talking about it like that which was the George Clooney flick.

GLENN: Yeah. And what was it, what was the message in that? And he said that it was the -- he said, I saw that -- I just didn't want to see it because it was a message movie and as it turns out, it's not a message movie. But it's got George Clooney in it. It's got to have a message in it. You know, we're working on our Christmas stage show and we have a Broadway director that we're trying to do work with and my daughter was just in a play, Stephen Sondheim play and, you know, she was in it, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. We went to it and I was talking to this director and he said, what play was she in? And I told him and he said, oh, I hate that play. And I said, really? And he said, yes, I don't understand it. And I said, what do you mean? And he said, what's the message behind it? And I'm like, boy, we're talking to the wrong director. I said, what do you mean what's the message behind it? He said, what does this represent? What does that represent? What is the message behind it? And I said, that's why I love this play. There were no messages. I have no idea if there was a message in it and if it was a message, I think I kind of agree with it. Stop with the messages. Oh, it drives me crazy. And so you watch these things. They even -- it's almost like they're intentionally trying to sabotage themselves. Were you watching these? You know it's like if they remade movies now, you know, they would position them in such a way -- okay, try this on for size. "The two biggest issues in America today collide together for the first time on the big screen: Global warming and healthcare. You'll be gripping the edge of your seat as you take a journey with one Midwestern woman's wild escape from global warming as she flees into exile and meets up with three amazing friends with one common plight: They all need medical care and organs to survive. But a struggle to live without any universal healthcare coverage. Will a Democrat get elected in time to give them universal healthcare? Will the Government help and stop tornadoes caused by global warming, or will the evil Republicans give tax credits to the wealthiest 1% and let them all die? See the Wizard of Oz." That's the way they would do it. Now it would be -- now you would watch the Wizard of Oz and the wizard would be something, you know, some evil Republican who had never any intention of helping these people. He hates little people. The Government, he would just be taking all the money for himself. The tin man and the scarecrow, it would all represent some sort of universal health coverage.

Do you have any music? Because I've got a couple of these. Do you have any music? Roll it if you have it, Dan.

STU: Hold on one second. We're having a tech problem as usual.

GLENN: That is the crappiest network show ever. Has anybody -- have we reminded anyone that we're a network show? Oh, and you know what? I just forgot. We're number 3. Number 2 tries harder. Number 3 stinks.

STU: Yeah, number 2 and number 1, they have all their stuff totally working.

GLENN: All right. Do we have that computer working? Otherwise we're just going to move on.

STU: Yeah, he's loading it right now on computer Number 19. We're going to try it.

GLENN: Computer Number 19. What happened to it?

STU: It's magical.

GLENN: Here we go. Are you ready? Go ahead.

VOICE: Power-seeking politicians have no mercy when it comes to starting war for oil, but what happens when technology expands beyond the atmosphere, when space travel is as easy as activating the hyperdrive? The endless potential for power and control of the universe becomes too much for evil politicians to resist. Entire planets are destroyed. Billions of lives are lost, and military industrial complex rules the universe. This summer see Star Wars.

GLENN: Huh? Now how much do you want to see "Star Wars"?

STU: That worked perfectly, I think.

GLENN: Never! Try this one. Go ahead with it.

VOICE: When giant bank corporations have their backs up against the wall, they don't take it lying down. Follow one good local man's journey as he's forced by an evil corporation to jump off a snowy bridge and kill himself, only to have an angel save him and show him how horrible the world would be without him. If only everyone who was forced to commit suicide because of an evil giant corporation had an angel, which by the way don't exist -- save their life. See It's a Wonderful Life.

STU: I think they should have mentioned the sub prime crisis in there. That's the only thing.

GLENN: "You're losing your house. One man doesn't care." Try this one. "A common species with one uncommon characteristic, a tiny little difference in pigmentation has caused a world of hate. This winter don't miss the film that challenges conventional wisdom and shows black and white working together with all the gray areas in between. See Casablanca." All right, that's really only there because there's hate in it and it is black and white.

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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