Really? Michelle Obama: We need to build more sidewalks

On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu had a field day picking apart Michelle Obama’s recent Good Morning America interview. The First Lady visited the program to promote her new cookbook, but could not refrain from imparting her wisdom. Mrs. Obama came out in support of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.

It should come as no surprise that the First Lady – who has made federal overreach and the enforcement nanny-state policies her mission – supports the Mayor’s inane proposition. But the way Mrs. Obama justified her support of the ban is a little suspect.

Glenn played a portion of the interview this morning:

MICHELLE OBAMA: You know, mayors, local communities should make the decisions that they think are best for their community because there's no one size fits all. What works in New York may not work in another city and vice versa. You know, their approach is not something that's going to happen that we're going to, you know, be pushing at a federal level but, you know, we applaud anyone who's stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities…

Let’s get this straight, the First Lady is suddenly pro-states’ rights? Never mind the fact that the signature policy of her husband’s first term is a bill that nationalizes our health care system. And we should just overlook the fact that the First Lady has infiltrated our schools at the national level, banning French fries, bake sales, and whatever else she deems ‘unhealthy.’

“Wait a minute. Hang on just a second,” Glenn said. “I'm just trying to get my arms around this one. So the woman who is for universal healthcare says that everyone should have local control?”

“Because what works for New York may not work elsewhere,” he continued. “Now, the sodas, the sodas get very complex. That's very – we’ve got to leave that in local control because that gets so unbelievably complex. Healthcare, heart surgery, brain surgery, we got that. Hey, can we do that? That's just a blanket, that's a blanket policy. Everybody gets the same. Oh, okay.”

The interview continues with Mrs. Obama praising the communities that are making the truly tough decisions… on where to build sidewalks. After all, we all know putting some concrete on either side of the road requires serious planning.

MICHELLE OBAMA: New York is one example but there are many communities that are doing, you know, things like figuring out how to build more sidewalks so that, you know, people can actually ride their bikes, you know, how to take public space and turn it into play spaces. Many ways that leaders can get involved, one of the efforts that we have through Let's Move is Let's Move Cities and Towns...

“Hang on just a second. Whew, I have been – I have been struggling with how to build more sidewalks,” Glenn joked. “Do you put it next to the street? Do you put it in the middle of the street? Do you put it in the houses? Where do you put the sidewalks?”

“Dallas hasn't figured it out yet,” Pat said sarcastically. “There's not a single sidewalk in the Dallas metroplex. Not one in the DFW area.”

“I heard Miami tried to pour cement in the middle of the ocean, but it sinks apparently when you do that,” Stu added.

While Michelle Obama’s utopian dream of joyously fit children riding bikes on lump free sidewalks while not drinking soda might sound good in theory, she might want to check back with Mayor Bloomberg on that one – riding bikes on the sidewalk is illegal in New York City. Oh well.

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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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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