Glenn: You can live your life; you choose your own path

Yesterday, Glenn returned to the airwaves for the first time since the death of his father on Saturday. He delivered an emotional monologue that touched on the evolution their relationship had undergone over the years. On radio this morning, Glenn elaborated on that point as he explained the dysfunction that exists within his own family and why we all must learn to take charge of our own lives.

There is no such thing as a perfect family, and Glenn’s family is no exception. While we all may long with the ideal “Hallmark” family, Glenn suggested we would be better served if we started “wishing for reality.”

“Maybe we should start wishing for reality because that's what you are going to get. No matter what you wish for, you are going to get reality,” Glenn explained. “Families offer us perspective. Families keep us rooted… It gives you perspective.”

Glenn has always been open about his difficult childhood and the demons he faced later in life, but, as he explained, everyone is presented with a decision: “Build yourself into victimhood” or “build your own life.” Glenn and his father had a falling out several years ago, and while they never truly had a “come to Jesus moment,” Glenn talked about all he learned from his dad.

“We had a severe difference of opinion on what a man does and who a man is, but I understand my father's life,” Glenn said. “My father never told anybody [he] ran away from home when he was a kid because of the abuse that he was getting. He ran off to Los Angeles. He lived in a YMCA. When he was 16 years old, he was raped in a Y. He then finds God, and the preacher is a total and complete fraud and steals everything from everybody. After those experiences, back to his dad, who is a total ass… and says, ‘I'm just not going to be you.’ And he takes responsibility for his life.”

“My father taught me… a lot of things,” he continued. “But if he taught me anything, it was this: Life is a series of choices. You just have to make the choice and then live with the ramifications of those choices because you are an individual. You can live your life. You choose your own path. Not to choose is to choose.”

In order to take ownership of your life, however, you must have a strong foundation from which to build. For Glenn, God is an integral part of that foundation, and watching his father in the final moments of his life reaffirmed that belief.

“May I recommend you build with a strong foundation? God can help you with that… God does exist. You want a foundation? Start there,” Glenn concluded. “But... stop blaming others. Stop tolerating the blame of others. Stop looking at the excuses that are so easy and maybe you have grown accustomed to. Life is so good. It is so worth living… because only through struggle do you build anything. Only through need and necessity, only going through the fire storm do you get through the other side and go, ‘Wow. I cannot believe what we just did.’ Let's build it together.”

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/anthony-fauci-moment-donald-trump-realized-extend-social-distancing-mandate/
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • "...it was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-violators-of-marylands-stay-at-home-order-face-criminal-charges.html
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.