Air Force Vet Thanks Bush 43 for His Unwavering Respect

A 21-year veteran of the US Air Force called The Glenn Beck Program on Thursday to express his gratitude to President George W. Bush --- and Glenn for his complimentary words about the Bush family.

"I just retired from the Air Force last year after 21 years. And serving under that man and meeting him, the things he did for the troops, the things he's still doing, the generosity. You said he respected the office . . . the respect that he had for the troops, and the love that we have for him is really immeasurable," Caller Phil said.

Conversely, Phil noted how Obama's actions had a similar, immeasurable impact.

"To see what Obama did to us and throw all of our victories away there . . . hurt the troops like you have no idea," Phil said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Hello, Phil, you're on The Glenn Beck Program.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn, how are you doing?

GLENN: Very good.

CALLER: I just wanted to tell you that I really appreciate your sincere message to the Bush family. For a long time, you know, I -- I had some problems with the things you were saying about President Bush, you know, when he was in office. But I understand it was just a policy thing, it wasn't personal.

PAT: For sure.

CALLER: Serving under him for, you know -- I just retired from the Air Force last year after 21 years. And serving under that man and meeting him, the things he did for the troops, the things he's still doing --

PAT: No question.

CALLER: -- the generosity -- you said he respected the office -- the respect that he had for the troops, and the love that we have for him is really immeasurable.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I have never seen anybody with more love for our troops than George W. Bush.

PAT: No question.

GLENN: Have you seen his painting series he's doing now?

PAT: He's getting really good.

GLENN: Yeah, he's getting really good. And he's now painting the faces of the wounded in the war. He takes that personally.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And they're like family. And he is a truly, truly honorable man. Truly honorable.

CALLER: Yes, sir. And I just wanted to say one last thing. I was a recruiter for a short period of time in the Air Force, and I had met the chaplain that counseled him at Camp David. And he said, "If every American did not believe that he was taking every -- taking both wars to bed with him every night, they were sadly mistaken."

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Oh, yeah. Totally believe that.

CALLER: And I know you didn't agree with us in Iraq, but I was there twice. I was on the ground. And the people -- the people appreciated us there. And to see what Obama did to us and throw all of our victories away there --

GLENN: I know.

CALLER: -- hurt the troops like you have no idea.

GLENN: No, I do. Phil, I have said to my friends who were in the service and who have fought in Iraq, "I am sorry that we have just pissed away everything that you've done and all the friends that you have lost. I can't say anything, but I'm sorry." We took a victory, and as we always do, we -- we snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory every single time.

PAT: Thanks for your service.

'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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