Still Don't Understand Why 'TPP' Sucks? Follow Glenn to the Chalkboard.

"You have to pass it to find out what's in it."

That unconstitutional phrase infamously made during Obama's first term gave us the crushing burden of Obamacare. And if we've learned one thing, it's that history repeats itself. This time around, it's the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new global regulatory structure better known as TPP that will transfer power from individual Americans and Congress to an unelected, international bureaucratic committee.

If you don't know what TPP is, you're not alone. It's been shrouded in secrecy and fast-tracked by Congress and the Obama Administration. On Wednesday, Glenn took to the chalkboard to explain why it's critically important to Americans.

"You might have noticed anti-TPP protesters waving signs and causing all kinds of commotion during the DNC," Glenn said. "There's both government and grassroots movements on each side here --- one side fiercely lobbying to see the TPP through, while the other is fighting just as fiercely to see it thrown out. The rest of us are kinda caught in the middle trying to figure what the heck is going on."

So where do we turn, to a senator or a congressman maybe? Sure, if they'd show up.

"For such a volcanic subject, you'd think legislatures would be chomping at the bit to go on the record to tell us what this thing's all about. My staff has been working on this for weeks, and we can't get a single government official to comment on it," Glenn said in dismay.

If this deal is what they purport it to be, why not come on the record and defend it?

"It's not an easy subject to talk about, mostly because it's been shrouded in secrecy. The very fact that they chose to hide the details from the public should have been enough to set off a few warning lights. Even more so that the details of the trade agreement weren't released at the same time the president was requesting Trade Pact Authority, or TPA," Glenn said. "Maybe it's me, but this just seems laughable. But guess what, Congress passed the bill and handed Obama the authority without most of them even reading the details of the TPP," Glenn said.

"Apparently, there were some very influential people and companies in high places that wanted to give the president the power to get this thing signed and delivered. Nearly 200 million in contributions was paid out to ensure the deal got done."

As Speaker of the House, it's only logical that John Boehner raked in the biggest windfall, but here are the top four most expensive 'Yes' votes:

• John Boehner (R-OH) received $5.3 million

• Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) received $2.4 million

• Paul Ryan (R-WI) received $2.4 million

• Pat Tiberi (R-OH) received $1.6 million

More of a visual learner? You're in luck. Glenn took to the chalkboard to illustrate the flow of money --- and how, once again, Americans are left in the dust.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.



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COO of vegan food giant Beyond Meat arrested for CHOMPING man's nose

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A top executive at Beyond Meat, a plant-based food company, was arrested for reportedly biting a man’s nose in a parking garage near Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas, over the weekend.

Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey faces charges of terroristic threatening and third-degree battery after allegedly chomping down on a man's face and "ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose" during an altercation following the University of Arkansas football team’s victory over Missouri State.

According to reports, Ramsey was attempting to leave the parking garage in his Ford Bronco when a Subaru “inched his way” in front of him and made contact with his front passenger’s side tire. Ramsey allegedly “punched through the back windshield of the Subaru” before attacking the Subaru driver with both fists and teeth.

Ramsey “pulled [the Subaru driver] in close and started punching his body,” then “bit the owner’s nose, ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose,” according to reports.

The irony of a vegan food executive trying to make a meal of a human being's face was not missed by those jokesters on Twitter.

BlazeTV host Stu Burguiere is a vegetarian and also just happens to be the executive producer of the Glenn Beck radio program. Glenn joined "Stu Does America" to do a taste test of the plant-based "McPlant" burger, a Beyond Meat product, to see how it fares against the competition. In case you missed it, this was without a doubt the most ridiculous (but hilarious) plant-based food review so far.

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The stock market recently had its worst day since the early days of the pandemic and, just like in September 2008, many investors fear a dangerous chain reaction is starting on Wall Street. But that's just a small part of the bigger picture. The housing market is also taking a historic hit, grocery prices are out of control, energy prices are skyrocketing across Europe, and America is close behind.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck compared this year's stock market trends with what happened before the 2008 crash, detailed Europe’s bleak energy outlook, and explained why he believes they’re heading for economic "hell."

"Europe is about to go through hell," Glenn said. "A nightmare is about to hit. But, please, fear not. The heavens are engaged. Are you engaged with the heavens? You are not going to convince God to be on your side. We must be on his side. Realign everything in your life, now, so you can be on his side, and together we will weather all of these storms."

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California Democrats are leading the way on green spending, but what do they have to show for it?

In this clip, Glenn discusses California's crippling energy shortage and pleas to its citizens to stop cooling their homes during the current heat wave. Elected officials want Californians to buy electric vehicles and stop charging them, leaving Glenn to deduce that California lawmakers want people to stay home.

California's grid is under such strain that it requires a power plant in Oakland that burns jet fuel to continue operating through the end of next year to keep the lights on. "That sounds green as crap, doesn't it?" Glenn snarked. Can Americans continue to shrug this off as only California’s problem? Well, between the 17 states who have bound themselves to California by law, how long will it be before the rest of America begins to feel the impact in their lives?

The average price for a gas-powered vehicle is approximately $48,000, while the average price for an electric car is more than $66,000. And according to a study from the Hoover Institution, California will have to double its grid to meet the EV demand.

Watch as Glenn walks through the challenges and the proposed "solutions" out of California.

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