Don't Miss 'The Christmas ISIScicle' THIS Friday on 'The Wonderful World of Stu'

Glenn will make a cameo appearance in an extremely low budget film airing this Friday on TheBlaze. Tentatively titled The Christmas ISIScicle, the after school special Christmas spectacular follows the world renowned low budget film, The Christmas Twist, in which a lovely blond baker meets Jeffy the plumber and they both meet an untimely death. But there are baked goods, so all ends well.

Be sure to set your DVRs or, alternatively, watch it again and again on the season finale of The Wonderful World of Stu, airing this Friday on TheBlaze.

Read below or watch the clip for answers to these questions:

• What color beard will Glenn wear?

• Is Stu colorblind?

• Did the plot of The Christmas Twist get ripped off?

• Will there be baked goods in The Christmas ISIScicle?

• Does Jeffy play a human shield?

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: So I'm going into shoot a movie, which I've never been in before. Today. This afternoon.

STU: Yeah. Pretty important stuff. You know, the Christmas holiday is here.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And this Friday, the season finale of the Wonderful World of Stu. We will try to lighten -- you know, lift people's spirits with a new Christmas movie. And you might say, "Wait a minute. It's a Christmas movie. How can you be shooting parts for it on the Monday of the week it airs?" That's a really good question --

GLENN: Right.

STU: -- that we're not going to --

GLENN: Well, I was going to ask that question.

STU: Yeah, I don't think it's important. Are you being critical of --

GLENN: Well, what I was wondering of was the quality of a movie that shoots on Monday for an airdate on Friday.

STU: To be fair, most of it was shot last week. So it is pretty high quality.

GLENN: Oh, okay. So double the time.

STU: Yeah, it's double the time.

GLENN: Now, the first movie in air quotes that you made was called The Christmas Twist.

STU: Oh, yeah. Huge hit.

JEFFY: Classic.

GLENN: Which I may say I do believe has been ripped off from this network.

STU: Yes.

PAT: For real.

JEFFY: Absolutely.

PAT: And it's on a Hallmark --

GLENN: This is the real deal. It's a Hallmark movie.

PAT: It's called The Christmas Cookie. Christmas Cookies. It's the same thing.

JEFFY: Yes.

STU: It's the exact same plot almost.

PAT: It's unbelievable.

STU: It's got to be the first time someone paid a real movie out of a parody. It's like the exact reverse of how it's normally done.

PAT: I mean, we're glad they did it. It's fine.

STU: Oh, thrilled.

PAT: We're not threatening lawsuits.

STU: Oh, no.

PAT: We just want them to fess up. That's all we want. That's all we want.

STU: Mostly, to give them a hug. I love the idea that they did it.

GLENN: Right. Okay. So what The Christmas Twist was, was a cookie -- a girl makes this cookie. She's got her own cookie store. It's not going anywhere. The boyfriend is this big business guy.

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: And just railroads --

STU: Wants her to sell the store. She doesn't want to because it's her dream. It plays out like how every Hallmark movie plays out.

GLENN: Right. They're mocking the Hallmark movies. And somebody went and took the Lifetime movie deal and said, "We're going to make this less jokey about how bad these movies are and make a bad movie based on Stu's bad movie."

STU: I swear it happened.

GLENN: Yeah.

[break]

So today we're not filming The Christmas Twist, which is The Christmas Cookie. This is your follow-up movie.

STU: Yeah, it's unrelated. You know, being a sequel out of such a holiday classic as The Christmas Twist, I think, is problematic in many ways, at least until we need the money.

GLENN: Right.

STU: So this is a different movie. It's Christmas-themed obviously.

GLENN: Sure, it is. It's a heart-warming Christmas. Now, it was original scheduled for me to shoot this on the stages --

STU: Yeah, last Tuesday -- it was last Monday or Tuesday. When was Nightline here? It was initially scheduled for you to shoot on the day that Nightline was here. And I said, "You might want to move that." And they said, "Well, what about the next day?" And I said, "Oh, when Samantha Bee is here? No, he's not taping on either of those days."

GLENN: But it's a Christmas theme. What is the name of this?

STU: The name of the movie?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It's got Christmas in the title.

GLENN: What is the Christmas --

STU: People will know right away.

GLENN: The Christmas House? The Christmas Box? The Christmas Present?

STU: The Christmas --

GLENN: The, what?

STU: The Christmas Icicle.

GLENN: The Christmas Icicle?

STU: Eh, close. Yeah, it's close to that feel.

GLENN: The Christmas --

STU: The working title. I mean, obviously, the whole thing isn't even shot yet. The Christmas ISISicile.

PAT: ISISicile? Did you just misspell icicle?

STU: Uh-huh.

PAT: Is that what happened?

GLENN: What exactly is the -- what am I getting myself into for this movie of the week?

STU: Well, I mean, first of all, it's going to last for generations.

GLENN: It is.

STU: But it's about a young man entrepreneurial looking for employment in the industry -- looking for some seasonal employment.

GLENN: Sure. Sure.

STU: And gets interviewed at a -- at a place that makes reindeer car antlers. You know the reindeer car antlers that they make. You see them on cars from time to time.

GLENN: Yes. Oh, did you shoot that actually at the factory?

STU: It was a set. It's the theater of the mind.

GLENN: Yeah, okay.

STU: Except you're seeing it.

GLENN: Right.

STU: He may have worked for a company that -- called ISIS, his previous job.

GLENN: Okay. So is it the ISIS --

STU: So ISIS -- that's the name of the company: ISISicile. It kind of fits in with the Christmas theme. Because there's icicles at Christmas time because it's cold. When water goes below 32 degrees, it freezes --

GLENN: Yeah. I got the icicle part. I'm looking for the ISIS part.

STU: Oh, okay. You're asking about that.

Yeah, he has different goals than some of the other employees that work there.

GLENN: Right. Okay. All right.

STU: And he tries to work those goals. It's an interesting way of how different cultures come together around Christmas.

GLENN: Right. Huh.

STU: To unite --

GLENN: Now, it usually is like there's a bad guy, and then there's a sweet girl that has been, you know, crushed with the -- or a kid that has been crushed by the Christmas dream being crushed. Miraculous ending. And that's usually what happens.

STU: I think there's a miraculous ending. First of all, I would say, definitely there's definitely a miraculous ending. Would that miraculous ending involve at all me continuing to have a job after letting this air on the network?

STU: Well, look, I can't predict the future, obviously.

GLENN: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

STU: You know, if this -- but, I mean, look, if you can't get behind a story about different cultures coming together around the most -- the most holy of holidays, I don't see how -- and for both sides of this -- they both are chasing what they believe Christmas should be all about. And that's both sides of the equation. And I think that's what's really important around this holiday.

GLENN: So you're selling this to me as a we can all get behind this?

STU: Look --

GLENN: Would it be safer for me to say, "We can all get behind this, and some should get behind something big and sturdy?"

STU: It might be -- if you were thinking about getting some personal protection, now might be the time.

GLENN: Right. It might be the time. All right. Okay. And that airs this Friday?

STU: Yes. Assuming you actually shoot your part today.

GLENN: May I ask, do I have to wear a beard?

STU: Would you like to wear a beard?

GLENN: No, I'm just asking. And would it be a white beard, or would it definitely not be a white beard?

STU: Look --

JEFFY: We haven't even decided if you're going to wear a beard yet.

GLENN: I'm just wondering if the part I'm playing -- because I haven't even read the part yet.

STU: No, you don't need to read it. It will be on the prompter when you get on set.

GLENN: Right. So when I see it and I get into makeup, am I going to be -- am I a jolly old elf? Or am I -- am I a bearded man for an entirely different reason?

STU: Well, first of all, when it comes to the color of the beard, I don't see color. I mean, that's how I am.

GLENN: Okay. All right.

STU: I'm not that kind of person.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: But -- I mean --

GLENN: Okay. We're going to leave it at that. We'll see it on Friday.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Christmas ISISicile.

STU: ISISicile. Uh-huh. Pat is in it. Joined by Pat Gray. A very important part. Jeff Fisher also appears.

GLENN: Does he play the thing that I should crawl behind? A shield of sort?

STU: It could be a human shield. He could be a human shield.

GLENN: Okay. All right. Good. That sounds like something --

PAT: This will be probably even more classic than The Christmas Twist was, right? Which is already on Hallmark.

GLENN: Which I would like evidence tomorrow because you both are convinced -- I have not seen the Hallmark movie or the Lifetime movie.

PAT: The Christmas Movie.

GLENN: I'd like to see --

JEFFY: Oh, that's unbelievable.

PAT: Pretty unbelievable.

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: Everybody who has seen it and has seen The Christmas Twist say it is the same story.

PAT: It's the same plot. It's really the same plot. I mean, it's exactly the same, just done in a serious way when we were playing it for comedy. That's all it is. I just want them to admit it. Of course, there's also another one at Hallmark I just saw over the weekend. And I've never seen this in its entirety. But it's another one where the girl owns a shop, only it's not a cookie shop. It's an antique. I think it's been in her family for years.

GLENN: For generations. Yeah.

PAT: It was handed down from her father -- from her grandfather to her father I think and then from her father to her. And it means so much to her.

GLENN: And she's struggling. Right. She's going to lose it.

PAT: And she's struggling. Of course, she's struggling. Well, and there's a guy who is trying to buy the entire strip mall.

STU: I bet he's good-looking.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: He -- I don't know what he looks like. But her boyfriend is the one who is trying to negotiate the sale for her.

GLENN: Oh.

STU: Okay.

PAT: Okay. The rich boyfriend -- anyway, she's going --

GLENN: So if he's a rich boyfriend, why doesn't he just save the shop and say, "Don't worry about struggling?"

PAT: You know, that's unclear to me. I think he wants her to have something of hers.

GLENN: Right. Okay.

PAT: I don't think he wants to completely take care -- he just wants to do the deal for her. And then it's really her deal. You know.

JEFFY: But, see, he's a little on the greedy side.

PAT: A little on the greedy side.

JEFFY: Sometimes -- he's losing sight of maybe the holidays.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: A little on the snarky side. He's not the warm, fuzzy boyfriend you'd maybe like --

GLENN: He's not like the -- and I don't mean to talk down to these movies, like the stereotypical kind of Scrooge character, is he?

PAT: I don't think he's along the lines of Scrooge, he's just less Christmassy than maybe you would like for her.

GLENN: Oh, okay.

JEFFY: Yeah.

JEFFY: Sometimes you lose sight.

PAT: So, anyway, he sends her to his hometown to his family which she's never met before. And at the airport, her luggage gets lost.

STU: Oh, no.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PAT: And then as she's looking for her luggage, she miraculously runs into --

GLENN: An old boyfriend.

PAT: No. Her future brother-in-law. Her fiance's brother is there to pick her up at the airport. He brings her home.

GLENN: Is he a nice guy?

PAT: They spend several days together.

GLENN: And he's like really fatherly.

PAT: Oh, he's a wonderful guy.

No, this is a really good -- a handsome guy. This guy is really into Christmas. He's got a family super into Christmas.

GLENN: Oh, boy. Oh, yeah. I bet.

PAT: Finally, the fiancÈ comes home, uh-oh, it's not her fiance. It was a different family with the same exact name as the family as she was hoping to be with for Christmas.

JEFFY: What!

GLENN: Wait a minute.

JEFFY: What!

GLENN: Hold on just a second. In this small town.

PAT: In this small town. Two families with the same names.

GLENN: Same names.

PAT: Apparently the brothers had the same names.

GLENN: And they were both getting married at the same time.

PAT: Apparently both fiancÈs were coming to the house.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. What happened to the other fiancÈ? Is she still at the --

PAT: When the -- when the brother comes home and she realizes, I don't know who this guy is -- well, then obviously she calls the fiancÈ and he's on his way. And so she leaves the house.

STU: I --

PAT: And she goes -- I mean, it's only a couple blocks away to the other house.

STU: I did see this one.

PAT: You did see this one? A classic.

GLENN: This sounds really good. Really good.

JEFFY: They're all good.

GLENN: We've got to do one -- we've got to really --

PAT: Yeah, we have to do a serious -- a full length --

GLENN: Even if we have to shut down, I don't know, the entire TV division and just spend a year on that.

PAT: I mean, how hard can it be? These are so preposterous.

GLENN: Whoa, whoa.

PAT: I mean, so good. So good. And they put you in the spirit.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: So she goes to the other family who she's supposed to be with. And, of course, none of them are into the holiday.

STU: It's the exact opposite.

PAT: It's the exact opposite. They're busy are work.

JEFFY: We have our lives to do.

PAT: They don't even spend time together in the same room necessarily they're off doing their own thing. She finally brings them together for a game, where they tell each other what they like about each other. But the things they like about one another is so superficial, she can't abide it. She can't abide it.

And then the last straw is when the fiancÈ boyfriend says, "I got a surprise for you. You're a millionaire." And then he goes and explains it to her privately in the room. He has worked the deal out to sell her shop to the guy who wants to buy her strip mall for three and a half million dollars.

JEFFY: Now she's set for life.

PAT: How dare he! She doesn't want that deal.

GLENN: She doesn't want that. Right. She wants the other guy and the other family.

PAT: It's not about money. That's right.

GLENN: Now, the other guy and the other family, what would be really special is if their fiancÈ, his fiancÈ had met the other family and kind of fell in love. Maybe this is the sequel with the other guy.

PAT: That would be kind of cool.

GLENN: And she fell in love, so it was like a Christmas wife swap.

(laughter)

STU: I think that's one of Jeffy's movies.

GLENN: That would probably be a bad name for it.

PAT: That probably would be. Christmas Wife Swap doesn't sound Christmassy.

JEFFY: You'll get a lot of good stuff.

GLENN: Or The Christmas Twist. Just saying. All right.

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On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed recent reports that former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, wasn't the only family member to capitalize on his connections to land an unbelievably lucrative job even though he lacked qualifications or experience.

According to Peter Schweizer's new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," Joe Biden's younger brother, Frank, enjoyed the benefit of $54 million in taxpayer loans during the Obama administration to try his hand at an international development venture.

A lawyer by training, Frank Biden teamed up with a developer named Craig Williamson to build a sprawling luxury resort in Costa Rica, which claimed to be on a mission to preserve the country's forests but actually resulted in the decimation of thousands of acres of wilderness.

The then-vice president's brother also reportedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars as the front man of a for-profit charter school company called Mavericks in Education.

The charter schools, which focused on helping at-risk teens, eventually failed after allegations of mismanagement and a series of lawsuits derailed the dubious business venture.

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Ryan: Bernie at the disco

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Saturday at El Malecón, we waited for the Democratic socialist. He had the wild white hair like a monk and the thick glasses and the booming voice full of hacks and no niceties.

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The venue had been redecorated since we visited a few nights before when we chatted with Castro. It didn't even feel like the same place. No bouncy castle this time.

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A black curtain blocked the stage, giving the room a much-needed depth.

Behind the podium, two rows of mostly young people, all holding Bernie signs, all so diverse and picturesque and strategic.

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Lots of empty seats. Poor showing of Bernie fans for a Saturday afternoon. At one point, someone from Bernie's staff offered us seats in the audience, as if eager to fill up those seats however possible.

There were about 75 people in the dancehall, a place built for reunions and weddings and all those other festivities. But for a few hours on Saturday, August 10, 2019, it turned serious and wild for "Unidos Con Bernie."

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People had been murmuring about Sanders' speech from the night before at Wing Ding. By all appearances, he had developed a raving lust to overthrow Trump. He had even promised, with his wife just out of view, that, were he elected, he'd end white nationalism in America. For good.

El Malecón lacked its previous air of celebration. It had undertaken a brooding yet defiant spirit. Media were sparse. Four cameras faced the podium. Three photographers, one of whom had been at nearly all the same events as us. A few of the staffers frowned at an empty row of chairs, because there weren't that many chairs to begin with.

At the entrance, Bernie staff handed out headsets that translated English to Spanish or Spanish to English, depending on who the speaker was. The translators stood behind the bar, 20 feet from the podium, and spoke into a lip-ribbon microphone.

Bernie's staff was probably the coolest, by far. As in, they looked cool and acted stylishly. Jeans. Sandals. Careworn blazers. Tattoos. One lad had a black Levi's shirt with lush crimson roses even though he wasn't a cowboy or a ranch-hand. Mustaches. Quirky hats. A plain green sundress. Some of them wore glasses, big clunking frames.

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The outfits were distinctly Bernie. As Bernie as the tie-dyed "BERNIE" shirts for sale outside the club. Or later, at the Hilton, like a Grateful Dead cassette stand.

Immigration was the theme, and everyone in the audience bore some proof of a journey. Because America offers life, freedom, and hope.

Sanders' own father emigrated from Poland to America at 17, a high school dropout who could barely speak English. As a Jew, he'd faced religious persecution.

Within one generation, Bernie Sanders' father contributed to the highest stratum of American society. In one generation, near hopelessness had transformed into Democracy, his son a congressman with a serious chance at the presidency.

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That's the beauty of America. Come here broken and empty and gutted and voiceless. And, within your lifetime, you can mend yourself then become a pillar of society. Then, your son can become the President of the United States of America!

Four people gave speeches before Sanders. They took their time, excited and nervous. They putzed. Because how often do you get to introduce a presidential frontrunner?

All the native English speakers jammed their earpieces when the woman with the kind and dark energy took the stage.

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She mumbled in Spanish and did not look up and said that, when her parents died, she couldn't go home for the funeral. She fought back tears. She swallowed hard to shock herself calm. And the room engulfed each silence between every word.

It felt more like a therapy session than a political rally. A grueling therapy session at that. Was that what drew people to Bernie Sanders, that deep anguish? That brisk hope? Or, rather, the cessation of it, through Sanders? And, of course, the resultant freedom? Was it what gave Sanders a saintlike ability to lead people into the realm of the confessional? Did he have enough strength to lead a revolution?

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While other frontrunners hocked out money for appearances, like the studio lights, Sanders spent money on translators and ear-pieces. The impression I got was that he would gladly speak anywhere. To anyone. He had the transitory energy you can capture in the writings of Gandhi.

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I'm not saying he's right or wrong — I will never make that claim, about any of the candidates, because that's not the point of this, not the point of journalism, amen — what I'm saying is he has the brutal energy of someone who can take the subway after a soiree or rant about life by a tractor or chuck it up with Sarah Silverman, surrounded wherever he goes.

Without the slightest fanfare, Sanders emerged from behind the black curtain. The woman at the podium gasped a little. The room suctioned forward when he entered. In part because he was so nonchalant. And, again. That magnetism to a room when a famous or powerful or charming person enters. Not many people have it. Not many can keep it. Even fewer know how to brace it, to cull it on demand. But several of the candidates did. One or two even had something greater.

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I'll only say that Bernie had it with a bohemian fervor, like he was a monk stranded in a big city that he slowly brings to God.

"We have a President who, for the first time in my lifetime, who is a President who is a racist," he shouted. "Who is a xenophobe and anti-immigrant. Who is a sexist. Who is a religious bigot. And who, is a homophobe. And, what is very disappointing is that, when we have a President, we do not necessarily expect to agree with him, or her, on every issue. But we do believe that one of the obligations is to bring people to-geth-ah. As Americans."

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After listening silently for several minutes, the audience clapped. Their sweet response felt cultish. But, then again, what doesn't feel cultish these days? So this was cultish like memes are cultish, in a striving-to-understand kind of way.

"The essence of our campaign is in fact to bring people together," he said. "Whether they're black, or white, or latino, or Native American, or Asian-American. We understand that we are Americans."

At times, this meant sharing a common humanity. Others, it had a slightly more disruptive feel. Which worked. Sometimes all we want is revolution. To be wild without recourse. To overthrow. To pass through the constraints of each day. To survive. The kind of rowdy stuff that makes for good poetry but destroys credit lines. Sanders radiated with this intensity, like a reclusive philosopher returning to society, from his cave to homes and beds and fences and maybe electricity.

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But, as he says, his revolution would involve healthcare and wages and tuition, not beheadings and purges and starvation.

Seeing the Presidential candidates improvise was amazing. They did it constantly. They would turn any of their beliefs into a universal statement. And Sanders did this without trying. So he avoided doing the unbearably arrogant thing of pretending to speak like a native Guatemalan, and he looked at the group of people, and he mumbled in his cloudy accent:

"My Spanish — is not so good."

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This is the same and the opposite of President Trump's Everyman way of speaking English like an American. Of speaking American.

Often, you know what Sanders will say next. You can feel it. And, anytime this happened, it brought comfort to the room.

Like, it surprised no one when he said that he would reinstate DACA on his first day in office. It still drew applause.

But other times, he expressed wild ideas with poetic clarity. And his conclusions arrived at unusual junctures. Not just in comparison to Republicans. To all of them. Bernie was the Tupac of the 2020 election. And, to him, President Trump was Suge Knight, the evil force behind it all.

"Donald Trump is an idiot," he shouted.

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Everybody loved that. Everybody clapped and whooped and some even whistled like they were outside and not in a linoleum-floor dancehall.

"Go get 'em, Bernie," someone in the back shouted.

This was the only Sanders appearance with no protestors.

"Let me say this about the border," he shouted. And everybody listened to every thunking syllable. He probably could have spoken without a mic. Booming voice. Loud and clear. Huddling into that heavy Vermont slug accent.

They'll say many many things about Bernie. One being, you never had to lean forward to hear him. In person, even more so. He's less frail. More dynamic.

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Despite the shoddiness of the venue, there was a sign language interpreter. Most of the rallies had a designated interpreter.

"If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't be living in poverty," he shouted, provoking chants and applause from the audience, as if he were talking about them. Maybe he was.

An anecdote about the people at an emergency food shelf blended into the livable wage of $15 an hour. He shifted into his spiel about tuition-free college and pointed at the audience, "You're not doing well," then at the kids behind him, "they are." He craned his head sideways and back. "Do your homework," he told said.

Laughter.

Half of the kids looked like they hadn't eaten in days. Maybe it was their unusual situation, a few feet from Bernie Sanders at a stucco community center.

Before the room could settle, Sanders wove through a plan for how to cancel debt.

Did he have a solution?

Tax Wall Street, he shouted.

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And he made it sound easy. "Uno dos trey," he said. "That's my Spanish for today."

A serious man, he shoved through his speech like a tank hurtling into dense jungle. He avoided many of the typical politician gimmicks. Proof that he did not practice every expression in front of a mirror. That he did not hide his accent. That he did not preen his hair. That he did not smile for a precise amount of time, depending on the audience. That he did not pretend to laugh.

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He laughed when humor overtook him. But it was genuine. With none of the throaty recoil you hear in forced laughter.

"I want everyone to take a deep breath," he said. And a palpable lightness spread through the room, because a deep breath can solve a lot of problems.

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Then he roused some more. "Healthcare is a human right," he shouted. "A human privilege," he shouted. He told them that he lives 50 miles from the Canadian border in Burlington, Vermont, and healthcare works better up north.

Each candidate had a bad word, and Sanders' was "corporate."

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At every speech, he mentioned "corporate media" with the same distrust and unpleasantness that conservatives derive from the term "mainstream media." Another would be "fake news," as popularized by Sanders' sworn enemy. Either way it's the same media. Just different motivations that irk different people.

But the discrepancies varied. Meaning two opposing political movements disliked the same thing, but for opposite reasons.
It sounded odd, Sanders' accusation that the media were against him. The media love Bernie. I can confirm this both anecdotally and judiciously. Yes, okay, in 2016, the media appeared to have sided with Hillary Clinton. As a result, Sanders was publicly humiliated. Because Clinton took a mafioso approach to dealing with opponents, and Sanders was her only roadblock.

Imagine if a major political organization devoted part of each day to agitating your downfall. And then you fail. And who's fault is it?

Sanders wanted to know: those negative ads targeting him, who paid for them?

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Corporations, of course. Corporations that hated radicals like him. And really was he so radical? He listed off the possibilities: Big pharma, insurance companies, oil companies.

Because he had become a revolutionary, to them. To many.

He said it with certainty, although he often didn't have to say it at all. This spirit of rebellion had become his brand. He would lead the wild Americans into a utopia.

But just as quickly, he would attack. Trump, as always, was the target.

He called Trump the worst president in American history.

"The fates are Yuge," he shouted.

The speech ended as informally as it had begun. And Sanders' trance over the audience evaporated, replaced by that suction energy. Everyone rushed closer and closer to the man as Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin in the Free World" blared. Sanders leaned into the podium and said, "If anyone wants to form a line, we can do some selfies."

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It was like meeting Jesus for some of the people.

There he was, at El Malecón. No stage lights, no makeup, no stylist behind the curtain. Just him and his ideas and his erratic hand commotion.

Then a man holding a baby leaned in for a photo. He and Sanders chatted. And, I kid you not, the whole time the baby is staring at Bernie Sanders like he's the image of God, looking right up at him, with this glow, this understanding.

Bernie, if you're reading this, I'd like to suggest that — if this election doesn't work for you — you could be the next Pope.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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