'The Peanuts Movie' reminds us life can be simple, hopeful and fun

If you're like me, you've always enjoyed reading Peanuts in the newspapers and catching the holiday specials on TV.

As a matter of fact, it's a family tradition of mine to sit and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas every year and I will continue to do so 'til the day I die. Peanuts was actually such a memorable part of my childhood that despite my age, I proudly sat in the theater with all the families full of kids.

I'm happy to see Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy reaching a new generation of Americans with their timeless experiences. I'm also thrilled to say The Peanuts Movie stays true to the character of Charles Schultz's original comic strip and Hollywood didn't butcher it, thank goodness.

Here's why I loved the movie:

1. The Charlie Brown plot is a good one to show today's youth.

2. The Snoopy timeline is classic and fun.

3. Even adults can be reminded there's still some good, clean fun in this world.

Basically, the plot of the movie is the pursuit of love. Charlie Brown discovers a new girl has moved into his neighborhood and he's instantly smitten. Numerous times he'll begin to pursue her, but will back down out of fear and lack of self-confidence. Nevertheless, he pushes forward noticing little details about her and the things they have in common and he keeps finding new ways to get her to notice him.

I appreciated how the movie chose to present his pursuit of the Little Red-Haired Girl. Charlie Brown didn't try to be the bad boy, class clown, or sports jock. Instead, he practiced magic tricks for the talent show, learned to dance for the Winter Dance competition, and read War and Peace for a book report, all in order to impress the girl.

Charlie Brown shows boys how to pursue the girl with wit and genuine personality as opposed to setting his sights on something lower like being the "cool kid" in order to get her attention.

As far as the Snoopy timeline is concerned, I loved it!

Snoopy is such an interesting character and his vivid imagination is always great fun! In the movie, he fights his nemesis, the Red Baron, in his attempt to rescue the girl. All along, he's got his buddy and pal, Woodstock, there beside him for his adventures and it was a great separation of entertainment to switch back and forth between the Charlie Brown timeline and the Snoopy timeline.

Finally, I would argue even adults would enjoy this movie. Why?

Because it's a reminder there's still good in this world, and our perception of reality can make or break our day. We all know the world can be a dark place, and we all have our own battles to fight. It's very easy to get discouraged or get caught up in the daily grind. However, Peanuts reminds us that life can be simple, life can be hopeful and fun if we look for it.

The Peanuts Movie takes such a simple concept (boy pursues girl), and makes it engaging and fun. We should all take note and follow in Charlie Brown's footsteps of pursuit: never, ever give up and things always turn out alright.

Here's the trailer to help convince yourself to go see it this weekend...

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The government of the Northern Territory of Australia is now running "mandatory supervised" COVID-19 quarantine facilities, and there are a lot of conflicting reports going around about what's really happening in these "camps." Are they internment camps, summer vacation spots, or something in between?

On "The Glenn Beck Program" Monday, Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere discussed the case of 26-year-old Australian resident Hayley Hodgson, who detailed her experience at the Center of National Resilience in Howard Springs during a recent interview with UnHerd. They compared Hodgson's description of the Howard Springs facility to images of bikini-clad Australians in quarantine who appear to be on holiday at the same facility.

So, what's really going on with Australia's COVID quarantine facilities? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Stu break down what we know so far:

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Glenn Beck: Here's how YOU can fix the Great Reset's housing crisis

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How's the housing market looking these days? Because under Build Back Better (aka the Great Reset), investors are grabbing up homes at a record pace.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn discussed a recent Redfin News report, which shows that almost one in five homes sold in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2021 was purchased by an investment firm, and many are paying tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price.

"Think of that, one in every five homes that are sold are going to a big investment firm," Glenn said. "Investors bought more than 90,000 homes, totaling more than $63 billion, representing 18% of all homes sold in the quarter. The numbers broke all records."

"The same factors have pushed more Americans to rent, which also creates opportunities for investors, because investors typically turn the homes they purchase into rentals," he continued. "And now they can charge higher rents. Rent for single-family homes surged by more than 10% in the 12 months, through September. The fastest annual rent inflation in 16 years."

"And nearly 77% purchased were bought in an all-cash transaction," Glenn added. "That's not your average person. These investment firms, like BlackRock, are going in and buying entire neighborhoods. They are the people that come in, and say, 'I'll give you $70,000 over the asking price.' ... Now, why would investment firms think they will just be able to make money paying $70,000 over the asking price? What is it that they know, that you don't know? Could they know, as the Great Reset states, that by 2030, you will own nothing and you'll like it?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn offer his thoughts on how you can solve the Great Reset's housing crisis:


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On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the radical plan to flip the United States from capitalism to socialism and into a lawless nation. It's an old strategy that mirrors a communist Cold War playbook. The goal now, as it was then, is this: How do they get a revolution without all that civil war stuff? It’s a five-step plan, and we're deep into several of the main steps RIGHT NOW.

Our justice system has been infiltrated by woke leftists, and something called "the progressive prosecutor movement" is methodically transforming Main Street USA into Main Street Gotham City. We can see it all over the country in places like San Francisco, with the Waukesha massacre as a terrifying glimpse into more of what's coming. And the media? They're currently running interference in one of the largest misinformation operations in history.

It’s happening at the city, state, AND federal levels. And President Trump might be one of the biggest victims of them all, a fact that even Trump critic Joe Rogan has realized on the Russia collusion hoax: “No one is being held accountable!” That ends now, as Glenn calls on Americans to push back on the lies that keep us divided in a cold civil war.

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A "one-world government" is being formed right now and it’s called the Great Reset, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. And now, rebuild plans for the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral hint at the formation of a global church, too.

In this clip, Glenn detailed plans for the iconic, 850-year-old church’s "woke" renovations that sound more like a 'politically correct Disneyland' complete with a "discovery trail," "emotional spaces," and 14 themed chapels.

"Notre Dame is now being built back better as a 'woke theme park' dedicated to environmentalism and social justice," Glenn explained.

"There will be several different chapels within, [for example] a chapel for social justice, and then chapel for environmental justice," he continued. "Which leads me to this point. The 'one-world government' is being formed, right now. One-world government. It is being formed and it's called The Great Reset."

Glenn went on to predict that one of the first steps in the direction of a one-world government will be a push for a global religion.

"I think we're seeing the first church now being dedicated to the new global religion — and it is social justice, environmental justice, and all this gobbledygook. We all know, it's not just wrong, it is dangerous. That's the first church, the cathedral of Notre Dame, in France, is the first global church. Mark my words. Christian, Jews, Muslims ... this global church will bring darkness unlike you've ever seen."

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