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Disney advantages MUST GO if it wants a say in Florida law

The Walt Disney Company just publicly opposed Governor Ron DeSantis’ new bill — which has become known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill — arguing that it ‘never should have passed and should never have been signed into law.’ But Disney receives HUGE advantages in Florida....advantages of which some business leaders could only DREAM. So if Disney wants a say in Florida law, Glenn argues, it’s only fair the company first loses it’s ‘unfair advantages’ and plays on the same field as everyone else...

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GLENN: Welcome to the Glenn Beck Program. Glad you're here. I want to fix something. In my last commercial, I said, it was AmericanFinancing.org. It is not. It's AmericanFinancing.net. AmericanFinancing.net. Okay. Let me go back to -- let me go back to Ron DeSantis. Coming out and saying, you know, I might look at some of these special perks. You really want to change -- well, first of all, let me say this. Can you imagine, if your family owned a huge swath of land. And because of that, you were just getting richer and richer and richer. And more and more powerful in the state. Do you think if your parents set it up, and then died, you inherited it. Do you think your kids, the third generation, do you think they're going to be in touch with the people? Do you think that they're going to care really, about anything? Or do you think they're going to be so arrogant? They've had no laws applied to them. So they're special in this state. Everybody else has to. But not us. Do you think they'll be monsters? Yeah.

STU: And the company has turned into that at some point.

GLENN: It's a monster.

STU: So when you say they're not -- they don't have any laws apply to them. You know, there's a murder that happens.

GLENN: Police --

STU: Regular police car.

GLENN: FBI comes in for that.

STU: Or it could be a state police, right?

GLENN: Yeah. State until the FBI arrives. That's a --

STU: Yeah. Some --

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: But like if you're breaking a major rule, outside authorities may come in. But if you're on the normal, like -- like, I'm looking at the list of this. Law enforcement handled by -- by Disney.

GLENN: Yeah. They have their own jails and everything. They have their own mayor.

STU: Imagine a company with no environmental protection rules.

GLENN: No, no, no. Imagine -- imagine a company that is on swampland. Okay? All that water, they're on that land. And they can move as much dirt anywhere they want, any way they want, they don't have to care about, oh, the pockmarks, you know, alligator. They don't have to worry about any -- any environmental restrictions.

STU: This is something that Exxon would dream for.

GLENN: Dream of. Okay? They don't have to worry about that. Imagine, you are a company that is doing rides. Rollercoasters, all these things. You don't to have worry about the building codes. Don't worry about them.

STU: So they get to judge the safety of their own words.

GLENN: They have their own building codes. Yeah. Because -- because they were responsible. They were a responsible, reasonable company.

STU: Right. No.

GLENN: And the reason why, is not because of the amusement park, okay? The reason why -- Florida gave it to them, because Florida politicians wanted the money and wanted Florida to become the number one destination. Which it is.

STU: This is actually one of those ideas that worked.

GLENN: Worked. Okay. The reason why Walt wanted it, however, and would not negotiate on it, is because he wanted to build Epcot. Which is not what you go to now.

STU: Not an amusement park.

GLENN: He was -- wanted one. Only because Roy made him. The magic kingdom was going to be the only thing for rides, okay? That would fund Epcot. Epcot, experimental prototype, city of tomorrow. He was redesigning everything about a city. I mean everything.

And so he wanted his -- he wanted to have the right, I need nuclear power to run this. You could build a nuclear power plant. I'm going to put all of the traffic, you know, four stories, below the city. All traffic. Okay.

And he had the right to do any of it.

STU: It's fascinating.

GLENN: Still has it.

STU: And it's interesting, because as a person who likes limited government, I like this experiment. And I think there should be more of this stuff going on.

GLENN: But they're the only ones who get it.

STU: That's the problem, right? It's just doled out to this one company. Which now, seems to want to get involved in state matters. Like the -- I hate to call it. The don't say gay bill, but that's what everyone knows it by at this point. Because this is sort of the tie. Because I don't personally like the idea. I know maybe this makes me a squish and a wuss. But I don't like the idea of just changing rules for unrelated revenge reasons. Like, you did something I don't like. You opposed this bill. Don't say gay, and I oppose it. And now we're going to come after you, and punish you. I don't like -- I don't like that. Because it has been nothing to do with their -- their -- their rights as a self-governing entity. If the self-governing entity is bad policy, overturn it for that reason. If it's good policy, not only keep it, but give it to others.

GLENN: So this was good policy for a long time, okay? But it's no longer good policy. It's now become bad policy. Because they're so arrogant. You want to stick your nose into -- can you imagine? Do you think Sea World got all those --

STU: No.

GLENN: Yeah. So can you imagine trying to compete against Disney. That can build a hotel, to their specifications, not a single EPA guy comes out to say, you can't put that building there. Nothing.

You want to talk about an unfair advantage? That would be it. That would be it. Imagine trying to compete. And it's -- it actually hurts the city of Orlando. Because you don't -- you have this so much land. If you're going to Orlando, and you're going to go to the park, you'll probably go there. If you can afford to stay there. Okay? But the reason -- the reason -- they're gouging your eyes out. Imagine how much it costs, just for the environmental impact, in Florida. They don't have to worry about it. Oh, my gosh.

STU: And, again, I think that seems to be the type of policy, we should pursue for lots of companies. If you buy your land, you should be able to do what you want within reason.

GLENN: Yeah. Like build your own nuclear power plant.

STU: That one might be a little questionable.

GLENN: That's at a time, though, when we believed in nuclear power. Some of us still do.

STU: Again, there's a lot to be said about this.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But I think what Ron DeSantis is trying to do here. Is he's trying to say, you know, it's not revenge. They have these perks. And if they want to be involved in overturning laws, then they need to be a part of the state, like everybody else. Right?

GLENN: That's exactly right. Exactly right. Like, step up to the plate and say, hey, I'm a full citizen of this community. And then my voice will matter more, when it comes to statewide events.

GLENN: I believe they have their own educational system for kids. I think they have their own educational system for their employee's kids on their property. And they -- they do their own thing. Imagine that. Imagine being able to be -- imagine think able to say --

STU: It's incredible power.

GLENN: Yeah. Mercury Studios. I'm going to set up a school next door. Nobody would want to do that. Except for history. It would be great for history. Math would be, I don't know. Twelve.

STU: That's the highest number, 12.

GLENN: It's on this ruler here.

But imagine that. Imagine being able, in your own town, to not have to worry about going to anybody -- just, we're going to start our own school.

STU: And you really do see the advantage this. It's not just a nice thing for Disney to develop their property. It's a structural -- universal -- all these other artists that are sitting there, trying to do this, they don't have any of these perks.

GLENN: Yeah. Unfair advantage.

STU: And look, I would like to see, probably the other way. And give more of these rights to more companies and private landowners. But until you're going to do that, you know, do they have this right to be singled out like this, if they're going to come in and criticize the people of the state, who elected these representatives, to pass laws?

It's like, if you want all this free stuff, zip it. You know what, if you don't want the free stuff, fine. Complain all you want. And you can be on the same playing field as everyone else. If you want all this free stuff, if you want all these awesome perks, then zip it.

GLENN: The reason why -- one of the reasons why Walt was so adamant about it, not only because of Epcot, but because he had learned. He was over in California, and he could not do things in California. Imagine -- imagine if you had to build Disneyland in California today. You couldn't do it. Just the -- he built that. He was raising money, the summer of '54. Got the money, and I think September, announced it, September, Octoberish. And cut the ribbon in July of '55.

STU: Hmm.

GLENN: You couldn't even get the calls. They wouldn't have even called you back from the EPA.

STU: And he got it all done.

GLENN: And he got it all done. That's why this is such a disadvantage. You're right. Repeal them for everybody. Let's -- let's talk sanity here. But nobody wants to be sane.

STU: And I've seen everybody on Twitter and stuff. Saying, well, we should go after everything. We should go after their trademarks, for example.

GLENN: No, we should not.

STU: I don't think they should be treated more poorly, than any other company because they have an opinion -- a dumb opinion on a bill.

GLENN: Here's an idea: What Disney is experiencing is equity.

STU: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

GLENN: I would like equality. Just because of their status, they shouldn't get more.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And just because I don't like them, they shouldn't get less. They should live under the same rule. This is a crazy idea.

Everyone should -- oh, man. We should write this down. Because I find this almost self-evident. Everyone should live under the same laws, that everyone else has to live under.

STU: Seems old and antiquated and dusty. Doesn't it?

GLENN: Yeah. Don't even write that down. What a waste that is.

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Debunking Outrageous LIES from the New Hulu Series, ‘The 1619 Project’ | Ep 247

Remember this quote from George Orwell’s “1984”? “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” The Left is trying to erase the truth of our past to control our lives NOW.

For example, did you know there was also a white, European slave trade? That Thomas Jefferson intended to get rid of slavery during America’s founding? That only two colonies voted against including the abolition of slavery in the Declaration of Independence? Glenn sets the record straight on some of the history forgotten by "The 1619 Project" — a “project” that evolved from “journalism” by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times into curriculum for school districts in all fifty states and into a documentary series airing on Hulu.

"The 1619 Project's" premise is that America was founded and built on slavery alone and continues to suffer because of this ultra-racist foundation. It dovetails perfectly with the critical race theory blanketing America’s education system, for which Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is being raked over the coals this week after blocking a high school Advanced Placement course on African-American studies.

"The 1619 Project" is a political agenda dressed up as history and gets so many historical facts absolutely WRONG. Glenn takes you into the American Journey Experience vault to reveal artifacts from one of the largest private collections of pilgrim and Jamestown history. He’s joined by Elijah O’Neal, the head of the education department at the American Journey Experience, who brings the evidence to debunk the LIES about America being pumped out in the news, in our classrooms, and now in our living rooms.

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Biden sends Ukraine TANKS. Does he WANT war with Russia?

Why would President Biden send U.S. tanks to Ukraine? Tanks are an offensive tool, not a defensive one, and this latest move from Biden (and Europe) will only bring us one step closer to World War 3 with Russia. In this clip, Glenn explains why this decision makes NO SENSE...unless there’s a reason Biden and the far-left may actually WANT to engage in war. And as we face the ‘inevitable’ fall of the West, Glenn explains, there is one, big reason why several global superpowers may want world conflict to cover their tracks…

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How a HORRIFIC COVID mask dispute in Canada led to this woman's DEATH

Denise Warriner is on a mission to find justice for her sister’s awful, 2020 death. Recently released CCTV footage shows 43-year-old Stephanie Warriner sitting in a wheelchair in a Canadian hospital. Warriner, who suffered from COPD, lowered her COVID mask because she was struggling to breathe. A horrific confrontation then occurred between Warriner and several hospital security guards. The men then move her seemingly lifeless body to another area of the hospital. She died two weeks later. Denise, who for THREE YEARS has been urging Canadian officials to try those responsible for her sister’s passing, joins Glenn to detail her efforts and the lack of action from Canada she’s seen as a result. Plus, she explains how YOU can get involved…

The back story

Prior to Denise's on-air interview, Glenn's producer contacted Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey, and University Health Network CEO Dr. Kevin Smith. She inquired what was being done regarding Stephanie's death, including the security guard who dragged Stephanie down the hospital hallway, and the security guard who altered the security cameras to avoid capturing the confrontation.

Their responses were disappointing, to say the least. Premier Ford's office did not respond. The University Health Network, the hospital chain where Stephanie's death occurred, simply wrote:

UHN will not comment on a court's decision nor on matters of individual employment or discipline.

The response indicates that the hospital network won't do anything proactive regarding the staff responsible for Stephanie's death.

Screenshot of email correspondence between Glenn's producer and UHNCourtesy Glenn Beck staff

The office of Ontario's Attorney General, Doug Downey essentially "wiped their hands" of any responsibility regarding Stephanie's death.

Screenshot of email correspondence between Glenn's producer and Attorney General Doug Downey's officeCourtesy Glenn Beck staff

As Glenn said, the response is simply from a "weasel" who wants to avert any responsibility from his office.

Though these offices attempt to divert responsibility, Glenn puts it simply: Stephanie Warriner was "killed for improper mask wear..." in a hospital, where she should have received treatment for her underlying condition. Instead, she was pinned against the wall, dragged through the hallway, and died.

We have to hold these parties responsible.

Graphic showing contact information of Doug Ford, Doug Downey, Dr. Kevin Smith, and Justice Sean Dunphy.Glenn Beck / Staff, International Insolvency Institute, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, University Health Network

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Glenn: Far-left is RUINING COMEDY

The far-left ruins nearly everything is touches. Thankfully, as proven in a recently released statement from M&Ms, large corporations are beginning to learn that consumers are tired of their woke policies. But there’s still one, major component of society that’s at risk of succumbing to the far-left’s cold, evil touch: Comedy. In this clip, Glenn explains how the left is RUINING comedy because it makes you happy and they HATE that you can enjoy life with them…

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GLENN: I want to talk to you a little bit about the loss of meaning. This is one reason, I just when we such high suicidal rates now. Is because nothing is true. Nothing means anything.

Okay?

Nothing. Nothing.

And the things that are given meaning, are ridiculous. Okay?

Like, for instance, race. It's ridiculous. Why are we arguing about race?

Race doesn't make a difference. Nothing. Nothing.

It's the -- the merit inside of each of us. It is what you do with your life.

Everything that is given power today, is meaningless. And it's all part of that woke culture.

Last year, and I can't -- I can't take this. And I'm going to be going to address this once. Last year, the M&M spokescandies. There's no such thing as a spokes candy.

Got a refreshed look to reflect today's society. I don't know about you.

But as I'm getting ready to watch a movie, and I see the M&M guys strapped to that rocket, about to go off, all I'm thinking is, can we stop with this stupid commercial?

I've got my box of M&Ms. I want to watch the movie. I don't ever really fear for their life. But maybe that's me. Yesterday, the M&M brand continues, quote, to evolve, to reflect a more dynamic progressive world, that we live in.

Now, our lives were destroyed by, you know, the women -- you know, the womanly green M&M. And our life has been made much richer, when she became nonbinary. I don't know about you. Yesterday, the M&M Mars company made a statement announcing an indefinite pause on their spokes candies. Because they realize that even a candied shoe can be polarizing. Which is the last thing that M&Ms wanted, because they were just trying to bring people together. Really?

So their new spokesperson is Maya Rudolph, who spent three years on Saturday Night Live. You can find her funny or not find her funny. You know, whatever. The company says, they chose her, because they want to make things fun again. And she's still inclusive. Really?

Because here's the problem. You could have Jesus. But the minute Jesus comes down and your candy company says, say these lines, and they're woke lines, you know, a lot of people will be turned off by that. So you really stopped being inclusive. Name one figure that is inclusive right now, that's not polarizing to at least half the country.

Okay?

The reason why, because you have to play the game. If you're going to work for these companies, you have to have the right words, acronyms, slogans, you know, race.

This is inherently noninclusive. But I digress. So they're making this statement. And what a surprise. Right before the Super Bowl. And companies are learning, go woke. Go broke.

We're tired of companies trying to do more, than what we're asking them to do. When it comes to M&Ms. Here's what I want you to do: Make a yummy chocolate candy.

I don't even care if it melts in my hand. Because I got past that lie of yours, when I was seven. They do melt in my hand.

But they're yummy. You and your stupid spokes candy make no difference in my life, or the life of anyone in the world.

Your candy might. But the spokes candy doesn't.

No one ever, anywhere, in all of time, will say, you know, I was a once a little girl who thought I couldn't make it. But then that candy company put their yellow M&M, in comfortable sling back shoes, instead of the go-go boots. And I realized, I can do it. I am important.

It's not going to happen.

Now, go woke, go broke. Also applies to comedy.

The new woke Velma, people are surprised this is a disaster. I didn't even have to watch it. I could have told you, it was a disaster.

This is the HBO Scooby-Doo spin-off, which do not even include Scooby-Doo. Shaggy has been replaced by a black man named Norville. Fred is the only white character. So he's evil. He's a privileged misogynist. Who can't dress or feed himself.

Velma is a black Asian. And Daphne is half Asian and half white. And they're both bisexual. Obviously, there's more than one lesbian kissing scene.

Another scene features teenage boys kissing. And there's plenty examples of doinks. Sexualizing children.

So what happens when you let woke bullies take control of what should be considered funny?

See, they do what they always do. They don't write comedy. Because they don't believe comedy is funny.

They believe comedy -- you're not supposed to laugh. You're supposed to clap angrily. Yes! Finally!

They're making out. Yes. That's what their comedy is.

Now, I'm not against satire. Laughter is the test of truth. A joke is playful judgment.

It conceals the ugliness of the world. And it uncovers the ugliness of the world.

And leftists. Boy, they are not a group winning many beauty contests lately.

This is literally the subplot of one of the Velma episodes. Now, weird thing is that even the left, doesn't like the Velma show.

They don't like it. They got making out lesbians, and the white guys -- they don't like it. The telegraph called it the most hated TV series on TV.

It has four episodes out. Velma is already -- already the worst rated TV show in IMDB history. Its audience score is six.

But as always, the left isn't taking responsibility for their bad behavior. A review in Forbes said that Velma is so bad, in fact, that it's spawning conspiracy theories, that creator Mindy Kaling, made what is essentially a parody of what the right-wing thinks left comedy is really like.

What? What a stupid plan that would be. It's a common tactic, if a woke comedy fails, which it always does. They blame us. Conspiracy theorist.

The left loves to whine about the dangers of right-wing humor. I don't know if you saw this. But the European Union just released an 18-page report. The European Union. That's a government body, by the way.

An 18-page report, on how right-wing comedy is a weapon.

Now, if a conservative, or a comedian just accidentally stumbles on a conservative joke, even by accident. Wait a minute. I didn't mean that.

No. I voted for Obama.

The left immediately destroys that person. And that joke, he meant that literally. He meant that.

When -- when he was drawing Yosemite Sam, and he was shooting. He meant that all people are like Yosemite Sam, and they should kill all people that are not like Yosemite Sam. What are you talking about?

The gist of their right-wing comedy argument is conservatives shouldn't be allowed to make jokes.

Because their humor is actually a complex. And when they say complex, they mean a mental illness. Literally, it's a mental illness.

And all they're doing is calling for violence. Ironically, a Pew study from 2020 proves kind of the opposite. I'm quoting.

White liberals disproportionately suffer from mental illness. Let me tell you, it's not even a competition. Masks? That has become a mental illness. There is -- there is no reason to wear a mask. That -- that fraud has been exposed long ago. Why are you still wearing a mask?

You have a mental illness at this point. They claim that conservatism is incompatible with political humor. And that liberalism suits it quite nicely. They say conservatism supports institutions. Which is ridiculous. Because at this point, the leftists are the institutions.

You know, they're at a drunk, at a karaoke bar. I can sing.

I'm so much better than you can sing.

I mean, they think they are capable of humor, because as the author about the book of right-wing comedy wrote, liberals are inherently free thinking. So here's what all of this is really all about.

Liberals don't like the fact that you can laugh. You know, what they hated about Ronald Reagan the most? He was happy.

He was funny. He was normal. They hated that.

Hated that. He makes jokes.

Oh, my gosh. They hate -- you can have fun, without them. That you can be successful, without them.

They hate what makes you happy. They hate what gives you meaning in life.

They hate what would give them meaning in life.

They really hate that we can laugh about ourselves.

They don't do a lot of laughing. I don't know if you've known that. I don't think I've seen many of them really laugh. I've seen them, ha, ha, ha, that's right. You stick it to them. I have seen that a lot.

Lorne Michaels, the creator of Saturday Night Live. He said in an interview, the reason why SNL tends to roast conservatives more than liberals, is, quote Republicans are easier than Democrats.

Democrats tend to take it personally. Republicans think it's funny.

There is nothing funnier, to me, than someone wrecking me.

You'll hear that a lot on the show. I pay these guys a lot of money. If it bothered me, it would stop, would it not stop, Stu?

STU: Oh, yeah. I built my career, on making fun of you.

GLENN: Exactly right. And who encourages it more than anybody else?

STU: You do.

GLENN: Exactly right. If you can't laugh at yourself, then what -- who are you?

Who do you think you are? The M&M Mars company?

With their dopey spokes candy? That's important.

That's really important. You know, so we're going to give them a message of hope and inspiration and fun.

See, conservatives think that their sincerity on their spokes candy, is funny.

They don't get the joke