Glenn: Now is the time to go serve in Washington D.C.

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke about the growing discontent between the career politicians in Washington D.C. and the American public. While it is easy to look at the cesspool that is Washington D.C. and be discouraged from getting involved, Glenn advocated this might actually be the best time to consider serving.

“Do you remember – it was in 2004. Do you remember how many people called me and said, ‘You can't come out against the GOP. Don't do that. You're going to offend all the listeners and everything else.’ And I said, ‘I don't really care. It's the right thing, and I don't think you understand who the American people are. I think they're smarter than this. They know,’” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And when we started to figure it out, we said it. And we've been shocked by how many people are joining. And you wouldn't believe how many people are saying this even behind the scenes that are this close to really letting go. The stories I hear and the phone calls that we get behind the scenes that only, you know, we and the NSA know about, from people who are in this media who are saying, ‘You know what? I'm about to really start letting go. I'm about to start telling some stories.’ Good.”

“And beyond that there's even some Republican elected officials who were so disgruntled with their own party that they're looking at alternatives, but they have none,” Pat added. “Where do you go?”

“You go to the American people,” Glenn said. “Because the American people are here. They are going to have the biggest surprise because we're not going to buy into the argument anymore. I'll ask Stu last because Stu is dangerous and we may have to stop him from voting. Will you vote for the Republicans just because he's better than the other guy?”

In a potential 2016 matchup of Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, Glenn, Pat, Stu, and Jeffy all agreed they may not be able to vote the Republican line just for the sake of it.

“If there's a better third party candidate, I'm going to vote for the third party candidate,” Stu said. “I'm not going to vote for some Communist because they are a third party.”

Pat explained that he voted for Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney in spite of his personal beliefs, and he vowed not repeat that mistake.

“I did it with Dole. I did it with McCain. I actually did with Bush,” Pat said. “He wasn't my first choice by any stretch of the imagination.”

“The last candidate that we have had that we can say we were proud of was Ronald Reagan,” Glenn added. “That was it. Only president in my lifetime that I was proud to vote for… I'm embarrassed to actually say this, but I'm not embarrassed to say I voted for [Romney] because of the decorum that he would have brought back. At least the guy didn't hate America. And he was like a decent man. But I'm embarrassed that what's what I cast my vote for because I'm convinced he would have been going on Syria at this point.”

“McCain is a totally different story. I mean, Dole was the first president I ever voted for, Bob Dole. Look, the guy is either the greatest guy of all time, would he have been the greatest president of all time? No. But I don't feel, like, embarrassed I voted for Bob Dole,” Stu explained. “John McCain deserves the American embarrassment. It's that bad. The only reason I even cast that vote that time was because of Sarah Palin. That's the only reason.”

Glenn agreed that he too voted for McCain because of Palin. “That's why I voted,” he said. “What is Sarah Palin doing?”

“They keep talking about her for Alaska senator but I don't know if she's interested in that,” Pat said.

“That would be great,” Glenn said. That would be great, being able to take the Senate? My gosh, that would drive them nuts. She would win that too. Why wouldn't she do that? She would win that.”

“Let me tell you, I wouldn't have run for senator a few years ago because it would be like a cesspool. Now it would be kind of fun with Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Mike Lee,” he continued. “You get those guys in there and you just start adding to those, it's going to be fun. These guys, it's like the Wild West. I mean that's good stuff. Now, is the time to go serve in Washington, D.C.”

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A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.