Stu doesn't have a lot of faith in New Yorkers to weather Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy is dominating the news cycle as the massive storm prepares to make landfall along the Northeast and put thousands of people at risk. Stu, who lived in New York and Pennsylvania before moving to Texas, didn't express a lot of faith in his friends and co-workers still in the Big Apple to be properly prepared for the hurricane.

"Ever since, particularly since Katrina, government officials now show no possibility that anything else can happen except the worst tragedy because they know they can't be caught on record if something does go really wrong.  They have to be making sure that everyone is as focused on the worst‑case scenario as possible," Stu said.

"And it kind of goes back to what Glenn always talks about.  Glenn gets mocked constantly because he says have some food, have some water in case something goes wrong, yet as soon as a storm like this approaches the seaboard, there's absolutely nothing in the stores.  People freak out, they run and they buy 9,000 loaves of bread and then no one can get any food, there's no batteries anywhere, none of the basics are available in the stores and all you have to do is instead of mocking people like Glenn when they say, 'Hey, have some food storage, have the basics available in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack or something like that,' you could just do that stuff.  You could still mock him if you want.  But how about doing it at the same time so that this stuff doesn't happen?"

"You can't prepare for the show Revolution on NBC where the power goes out forever," he continued. "But you can prepare for, you know, a significant, maybe being out of work even for a few months, you're prepared for that.  You know, I'm prepared in that you way of, like, for something like this where, you know, food, water, basics for a couple of weeks if you were to lose electricity or something, I'm probably prepared in that range."

"Manhattan is totally different.  I know, I have a lot of friends who live in Manhattan.  They don't even think about not having access to everything instantly.  It's not even a consideration.  Like, they don't even have tissues for tomorrow.  Like, these guys, on their way home walking from an office to their apartment, they stop at CVS and buy their groceries, or Duane Reade which is another CVS type store.  You know, they have the very, very basics and that's it."

"Their apartments are, like, 170 square feet.  There's no storage at all.  If this thing gets wiped out as far as, like, power and access to goods for a couple of weeks, these people are completely screwed."

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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