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Glenn Beck to move to Texas; rents $20,000-a-month house
NY Daily News ^ | 07/01/11 | Evan Agostini/

Posted on 07/01/2011 10:14:24 AM PDT by crosshairs

New Yorkers better get their heckling in fast, because Glenn Beck is headed for the Lone Star State.

The TV host and commentator recently sold his New Canaan, Conn., mansion, to Maura Abeln Smith, recently named general counsel of PepsiCo, for $3.6 million. The listing agent, Lynne Leonard, confirmed Beck was headed to Texas.

"They are going to the Dallas area," Leonard told the Daily News. "They will be renting. It's secure and gated."

Dallas-based real estate blogger Candy Evans reported that Beck is moving into the 7,900-square foot estate owned by baseball player Jorge Piedra and Swarovski heiress Vanessa Piedra. Beck has leased the home, on the market for $3.9 million, for $20,000 a month. According to Evans, the home has been on the market since 2009 and was originally listed for $5.4 million.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beck; fnyc; glennbeck; newyork; tx; vaquero
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To: crosshairs

What I want to know is why he would leave ANY remnants of his empire in NY? Or maybe he has to wait until some leases or other legal obligations are up before he yanks everything out of that socialist cesspool.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 10:17:17 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: crosshairs

Yep, my thoughts exactly. New York needs a full dose of their liberalism. Any right thinking business that can, should leave that stink hole,


3 posted on 07/01/2011 10:19:42 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (I'm called a 'teabagger'? Well, get over here liberal and I'll show you what that means.)
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To: crosshairs

Good for him. Conservatives should move. I don’t understand why in this connected world anyone who considers themselves a conservative would run a corporation from NY or LA. It just doesn’t make sense. You are by proxy feeding millions into the hands of liberals. You are rewarding them with your presence. Let them stand alone and experience the delight of their own policies.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 10:22:13 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm
"run a corporation from NY or LA."

Do you mean Los Angeles or Louisiana?

5 posted on 07/01/2011 10:26:27 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: crosshairs

Galt’s Gulch must actually be in Texas.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Soothesayer9

Los Angeles of course or any West Coast liberal city.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 10:30:09 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: crosshairs

Good for him, getting away from the violent liberal kooks. He needs this if only for the protection of his family.


8 posted on 07/01/2011 10:32:30 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: crosshairs

What’s the message in his choice of Texas? Obviously, the state’s conservatism and the good economy are part of it. Is this also an indirect show of support for Rick Perry?


9 posted on 07/01/2011 10:32:59 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

I doubt Rick Perry has anything to do with it. The business climate and safety - with safety being first - have to be the issues.

I’m not even a public person and I worry about safety in the coming years. I think what we’ve seen in Greece will continue to spread as the takers are told there is nothing more the government can give to them.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 10:37:40 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: crosshairs

First Rush, now Glenn. NY just lost a buttload of income. Glad to hear it!


11 posted on 07/01/2011 10:38:31 AM PDT by albie
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To: crosshairs

Yup, voting with his feet. Bet Texans will treat him better than the folks he’s been around in NYC and CT.


12 posted on 07/01/2011 10:41:26 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Maelstorm
"Conservatives should move."

Yup. I would normally take this opportunity to put the sales pitch on good folks to move to Idaho. But being how our formerly-sane governor, Butch Otter, is now doing his best to sell as much land as he can to the Chicoms, I'm thinking I might have to move to Texas myself!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

13 posted on 07/01/2011 10:42:10 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: albie

Wonder when hannity and levin will leave the NE?


14 posted on 07/01/2011 10:43:34 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: crosshairs

Welcome back to the Lone Star State Mr. Beck.


15 posted on 07/01/2011 10:44:25 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: crosshairs

Wherever he lives, I wish Glenn Beck the best.

I just can’t buy off on some of his beliefs, even his style bothers me from time to time, but the man is truly remarkable and this patriot has done great service for our country.


16 posted on 07/01/2011 10:48:34 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: cableguymn
Wonder when hannity and levin will leave the NE?

I think Levin lives in Virginia. Hannity is from Long Island so he might stay there since it's home. But I think he has mentioned buying a place in Florida (or maybe already has).

17 posted on 07/01/2011 10:50:43 AM PDT by Will88
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To: crosshairs

The stupid commmenors on that site must not realize what a hit NT is going to take with another big name leaving.If all he keeps there is an office then that means that all of the employees that work there ow will no longer be paying NYS or city taxes ect which will mean millions in losses.Keep laughing and celebrating dummies it will be you who have to make up the lost revenue.


18 posted on 07/01/2011 10:51:27 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Aria

I feel the exact same way and am worried about that.The day the takers find out that the gravytrain has stopped will trigger a very ugly scene.


19 posted on 07/01/2011 10:55:18 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: crosshairs

Welcome to Texas, Glenn!

Texas, land of no income tax, a shall-issue carry law and the ability to own whatever firearms you want in whatever quantity you can afford - including full autos.

Plus, we Texans are a far friendlier lot that most folks from the northeast (trust me, I’m originally from NJ, so I know the facts), especially for someone like yourself who has conservative/libertarian views.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 10:56:12 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: crosshairs

“You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.” - Davy Crockett.


21 posted on 07/01/2011 10:56:34 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: crosshairs
This is significant in a certain way. I've long believed that one of the big problems with the United States in the post World War II ear, is that the intellectual and entertainment capitols are in the two cities that are least like the rest of the United States. Those two cities are New York and Los Angeles.

I'd like to see more movement to places like Texas, Tennessee and the like where there is more political and cultural sanity. Let New York and LA rot in their intellectual and cultural feces. These two cities should become synomyms for failure and decay. This is much like what Detroit is now. When people say Detroit they mean more than just a location. It's a synonym for everything that's wrong about something. My apologies to anyone here from Detroit, Wayne Country, or Michigan.

To the extent that we can get our cultural institutions out of the East and West Coast cesspools, the better off we are as a nation. It won't be easy to do this as there is a lot of inertia behind these locations, particularly New York. LA is a goner for sure. Hollywood might hang on for a while but they are finished as well. It's just that a lot of people are too stupid to realize it. Most of the big time LA players in the entertainment field already have houses in some other place. Those with resources are making their plans for their getaway.

So when people of importance say goodbye to NY and LA and it makes the news, that's a good thing.

What to do about Washington, D.C. is for a future post. That's a lot more complicated.
22 posted on 07/01/2011 11:07:52 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: ConservaTexan
Connecticut's loss, Texas' gain.

(Not you, Crockett)

23 posted on 07/01/2011 11:09:22 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Will88

“I think Levin lives in Virginia. Hannity is from Long Island so he might stay there since it’s home. But I think he has mentioned buying a place in Florida (or maybe already has).”

I thought Mark Levin lives in Chicago. He broadcasts from an undisclosed bunker in Chicago.


24 posted on 07/01/2011 11:11:20 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: crosshairs

He is moving to the wrong part of Texas.


25 posted on 07/01/2011 11:17:04 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Will88

Levin lives in Loudoun County VA.


26 posted on 07/01/2011 11:22:15 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: achilles2000

Please do explain to us what you feel the “right” and “wrong” parts of Texas are.


27 posted on 07/01/2011 11:25:58 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Gator113

He at times was a bit too Libertarian for my taste, but I did love his TV show when he was on the topic of American History. The things I have learned from his show and from the American History books he recommended is immeasurable. Who would have thought that I would be opening up a 2 inch thick book on George Washington and enjoy every single page, learning things never taught in school. Beck gave me a whole new appreciation for American History.


28 posted on 07/01/2011 11:32:32 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Clara Lou
No State Income Tax. Glenn will get to keep at least an additional $2-3-Million per-year of his income, possibly $8-10-Million depending on how well his new GBTV ends up doing.

Between that and the legal right to shoot holes in anyone who comes on his property or screws with his family, and that's all the incentive you'd need.

8^D

29 posted on 07/01/2011 11:39:55 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Palin 2012 ~ Going Oval")
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To: Aria
I’m not even a public person and I worry about safety in the coming years.
Go out and buy a shotgun - learn how to use it.
When the unwashed mob comes to your house, shoot them all ... let God sort 'em out.
30 posted on 07/01/2011 11:40:12 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NavyCanDo
The things I have learned from his show and from the American History books he recommended is immeasurable.
Agree 100% - and I was an American History buff before GB.
This was a great read and eye opener ...

31 posted on 07/01/2011 11:43:25 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: freespirited

We will! I live about 20 minutes from the neighborhood he will be moving to, Vaquero. It’s in Westlake, Texas. From what I understand he’s leasing a home there. My husband and I have friends that live there. My friend is in the process of getting details for me. We were just in Vaquero last month visiting them. I’ll be anxious to see if my friend ends up meeting Beck. My friend is a celebrity as well. I’m most definately not, lol. There is a private club in Vaquero. Maybe they’ll run into each other!


32 posted on 07/01/2011 11:44:54 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: flaglady47

No...he lives near a golf course that overlooks the Potomac. He said so the other day.


33 posted on 07/01/2011 11:46:34 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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34 posted on 07/01/2011 11:48:21 AM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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35 posted on 07/01/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: Trajan88

Everytime I tell people that we should all move to Texas they say the weather sucks. I guess it’s boiling there now.


36 posted on 07/01/2011 11:49:31 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: oh8eleven

Thanks for the book tip


37 posted on 07/01/2011 11:50:09 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

“Beck gave me a whole new appreciation for American History.”

ABSOLUTELY the same as my experience.


38 posted on 07/01/2011 12:00:12 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Galt’s Gulch must actually be in Texas.

My first thought as well !!!

Becks last show reminded me of my favorite line from John Galt...

"Then get the hell out of my way!"

39 posted on 07/01/2011 12:05:55 PM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: Aria

Yes it is and dry as a bone. Mr. Beck, is most welcome in Texas. Should he see any rain on the way here, I hope he brings it, too. Most of the state is desperate for rain.


40 posted on 07/01/2011 12:13:42 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Aria

“I tell people that we should all move to Texas they say the weather sucks.”

Glenn Beck grew up here in Washington where it has been 296 days - and counting since we last hit 80 degrees. He won’t believe you for a moment about Texas weather sucking.


41 posted on 07/01/2011 12:18:24 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: All

Go ahead and celebrate, LIBTARDS. After Obammunism and LIEberalism takes it's toll, they'll have to change the name from NYC to "New Detroit".


42 posted on 07/01/2011 12:20:50 PM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: cableguymn
Wonder when hannity and levin will leave the NE?

I don't think hannity would leave the city because of all the glass windows that enable him to see his reflection.
43 posted on 07/01/2011 12:38:47 PM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Oh I know all about Washington weather - I go up there all the time. I live in Portland and it ought to hit over 80 this weekend. AT LAST! I will be at the coast. When the weather is good here it just can’t be beat.

For me it would be hard to go from lush - and wet - to dry and boiling. I wish the rats hadn’t destroyed California because there are so many great areas there.


44 posted on 07/01/2011 12:47:05 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: crosshairs
Any House seats in the Dallas area opening up soon?

I see that the Republican in TX-03 is 80 years old.

-PJ

45 posted on 07/01/2011 12:55:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Aria

Everytime I tell people that we should all move to Texas they say the weather sucks. I guess it’s boiling there now.


It’s 100 in fort worth right now. it’s 98 in Minneapolis MN right now. Only difference I can see at this point is I am in the higher taxed state of the two.


46 posted on 07/01/2011 1:15:33 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: crosshairs

Kool

Glenn, Welcome to Texas


47 posted on 07/01/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: crosshairs

There’s no reason for a US Citizen to live in, trade with or even visit NYC.


48 posted on 07/01/2011 1:19:47 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Be respectful, be courteous, have a plan to kill every flash mob member that threatens you or others)
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To: crosshairs
I don't think hannity would leave the city because of all the glass windows that enable him to see his reflection.

ROTFLMAO!!!

49 posted on 07/01/2011 1:21:04 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cableguymn

You should come to the Pacific Northwest for the summer - it’s wonderful! Today is an 11 on a scale of 10 - and boy do we appreciate it when it finally happens!


50 posted on 07/01/2011 1:23:13 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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