Glenn on Glenn: You are such an egomaniac!

This morning on radio Glenn talked about his church experience in Utah yesterday, a cautionary tale about listening when God speaks. Glenn believed he was being led to do something a bit unusual, but resisted to urge, referring to himself as an ‘egomaniac’ if he were to follow through. What was the task and what happened?

Sunday morning, Glenn was ready to walk out there door when he felt a prompting to bring a suitcase he has with a predecessor to the Emancipation Proclamation, Joseph Smith’s pocket watch, and Walt Disney’s Disneyland Prospectus.

“I'm getting ready to go to church and I think, ‘Bring the suitcase because the Lincoln thing should be shared.’ And I immediately think, what kind of egomaniac are you?” Glenn said. “And so I rejected it immediately. And then I thought about it again and I thought, ‘What?’ An egomaniac. What am I going to ‑‑ I'm not going to say anything. I completely dismiss it,”

“As I'm getting ready to walk out, that suitcase is there, security is still at the house and that suitcase is still there and I look at it and I think, just put it in the car and lock it in the car. And I'm thinking, well, that's even, that's more ridiculous. It's safer here at the house; why would it ‑‑ so anyway, I reject it.”

But when Glenn got to church, the Bishop came up asked asked him to be the special guest speaker for the service. Glenn quickly tried to text his security team to see if they could get the suitcase so he could talk about it, but no one could get it in time.

Without the suitcase, Glenn started to write a short little speech. However, the person who was supposed to speak in front of him ended up saying everything he wrote down.

"I just start writing a little speech. Well, somebody gets up before me and starts talking, and he fills the whole space. But here's what happened: He fills the space and I point to Tania. As he's saying stuff, I point to Tania and I'm like, look what he's saying. I just wrote that down. I was going to say that. He said something else and I pointed to Tania and I'm like, 'I was going to say that.'" Glenn said.

"Everything that he was saying I was going to cover. It ends up, I didn't speak. They ran out of time. So I didn't speak," he said.

"I go home. I wrote a note to the bishop and I said, I've learned an important lesson here, of arrogance and obedience. And it's the opposite lesson I thought I was going to learn," Glenn explained. "I'm arrogant because my mind is not God's mind. I have no idea. I heard it twice ‑‑ I actually heard it three times: Go put that in the car. And I didn't do it. Arrogance and obedience."

But why is this lesson so important now? Glenn said we're approaching what he believes are "emergency times" when you'll hear messages from Him and you'll need to act because others are depending on you.

"Here's the thing, however: I believe we're entering an emergency time. I believe we're headed for really tough times and this is nothing new coming from me, but I believe we're headed for tough times, and just like your dad, if the house is on fire, your dad will say to you, 'Go run and go get the neighbor.' He doesn't want you to say, 'Well, why? What is the neighbor going to do?' Go get the neighbor! Dad knows what he's doing to put the fire out. The kids don't necessarily understand that. Dad has no time for us to here it. 'Well, son, here's what I'm going to...' 'Go get the damn neighbor!' Is what Dad is saying. Go pick that up and put it in your car.' 'But Dad, why are we going to ‑‑ they're not going to ask me to...' 'Go pick it up and put it in your car.'"

"There's going to come a time when things make absolutely no sense to you at all. Do it. Because there is someone else that is depending on you doing it. And the other lesson is, he had somebody else deliver the message that he told me to deliver. There's somebody else. He's not going to be frustrated. Somebody else will do it. Don't be the one that dropped the ball," Glenn said.

The great beyond. What does it hide from us? Do unknown lifeforms linger in the dark? In other words, was David Bowie right? Is there life on Mars? The head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department contends that, yes, there is. Well, not that there's life on Mars. I'll explain in just a minute.

In an academic article for the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dr. Avi Loeb, the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department, claimed that an alien probe entered our solar system. He claimed that it is masked as the space rock Oumuamua (Ow-moo-ah-moo-ah), "the first interstellar object to enter our solar system." It turns out that "space rock" is way more than a musical genre.

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In his own words:

Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.

His evidence? pointed to the space rock's abnormal acceleration, activity which he gathered via the Hubble Space Telescope.

He added that "the lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargo between planets."

Sounds a bit like Star Wars, no? Or are you more of a Star Trek fan? Either way, it's an odd thing to hear from the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department. Typically, we hear these sorts of things from the darker corners of the History Channel.

Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

"I don't care what people say," Loeb said. "It doesn't matter to me. I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that's a welcome result as far as I'm concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn't like politics: It is not based on popularity polls."

Honestly, I believe the guy. Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore. Heck, I welcome alien lifeforms. Maybe they can give us some advice on how to get our world together.

The third annual Women's March is approaching, and the movement has shown signs of strife. It's imploding, really. An article in Tablet Magazine revealed deep-seated antisemitism among the co-chairs of the movement, which is funny for a movement that brands itself as a haven of "intersectionality." The examples pile up, and just yesterday there was another. I'll tell you about it in a minute.

The Women's March has been imploding, and it started at the very top. Four women have come to represent the diverse face of the movement, the co-chairs: Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland.

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Increasingly, we've learned that anti-Semitism is common among these women.

Teresa Shook, who founded the Women's March has repeatedly asked them to step down: The co-chairs "have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship," Shook wrote. "But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs."

Tamika Mallory gave us the latest example, by continuing to stand by Louis Farrakhan. Check out Tamika's arrogant, nonsensical response. But the real problem came at the end of Mallory's rambling non-answer.

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Later this week I'll go over the entire controversy on Glenn TV. It's harrowing, really. For now, I'll leave you with this. Critics of 4th wave feminism have argued that the radical identity politics of the left will lead to the exact kind of mistreatment that feminists claim to be against. That argument has been written off as using the slippery slope fallacy. But, as we see with the Women's March, it is in fact a brutal reality.

Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their "rebuttal" to President Trump's address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.

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A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake.

No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.

A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.

They arrived via chartered jet. They're staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play "Hamilton," where tickets for opening night "ranged from $10 to $5,000," according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.

Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They're in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:

This year's winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!

Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including "R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association."

Donald Jr. said it well:

And of course no one says anything. I'm not even in government and I'd get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won't they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???

Maduro takes office and Venezuelans vote with their feet


Venezuela continues to collapse. A country that used to have the world's largest oil reserves is now in rags. Its money is worthless, with inflation near one million percent. People must work an average of five days at minimum wage just to afford a dozen eggs. But there is one person still pumped about Venezuela's future – its noble president, Nicolas Maduro! I'll tell you why he's still enthusiastic in just a minute…

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had a stellar 2018. Here are some highlights:

  • Running water and electricity only work occasionally and prices for basic goods doubled.
  • Doctors, engineers, oil workers, and electricians fled the country en masse. Over 48,000 teachers also left the country.
  • Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Peru alone.

Maduro created a new digital currency called the "petro." One petro is supposed to equal the price of a barrel of oil, about $60. U.S. Treasury Department officials call the petro a scam. Who could've seen that coming?

Maduro also announced a 3,000 percent minimum-wage hike. Even Ocasio-Cortez might roll her eyes at that one. Or find it inspiring.

And just yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report detailed how Venezuelan intelligence and security forces are arresting and torturing military personnel and their family members who are accused of plotting against Maduro. The torture includes: "brutal beatings, asphyxiation, cutting soles of their feet with a razor blade, electric shocks, food deprivation, [and] forbidding them to go to the bathroom."

It's so bad in Venezuela that even The Washington Post admits Venezuela's problems are mostly due to "failed socialist policies." But President Nicolas Maduro gave a televised New Year's address calling 2019, "the year of new beginnings." He's pumped, you see, because today he will be sworn in for his second six-year term as president. He was "re-elected" last May in an election that the international community declared illegitimate.

Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency.

Maduro doesn't have many friends left at home or abroad. Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency. This week, the U.S. added more Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list.

In a press conference yesterday, Maduro said:

There's a coup against me, led by Washington. I tell our civilians and our military to be ready. Our people will respond.

I think the people of Venezuela who have the means are already responding – by leaving.