Three Things You Need to Know - September 20, 2017

Here's what we know about the Mexico City earthquake.

One hundred miles from Mexico City, the ground began to shake violently. Only seconds later, the capitol city experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

The shaking was prolonged and violent.

As of this morning, rescuers are still working to dig people out from under the rubble. Here’s what we do know:

140 people have been reported dead. That number is expected to rise.

More than 40 buildings collapsed including at least two schools.

What made yesterday’s events so jarring was that many Mexicans had attended memorial services that morning to mark the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed as many as10,000 people.

This earthquake also came less than two weeks after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake killed 91 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

But we saw something else yesterday too: the strength of the human spirit.

Neighbor helping neighbor. A community coming together to heal.

A nation moved to action. We’re not so different after all.

The scariest part of Trump's UN speech didn't come from Trump.

Something terrifying happened during President Trump’s speech at the UN yesterday. It wasn’t anything he said. Rather, it was the reaction to what he said:

I wanted to stand up and applaud, but the majority of the members within the assembly just stared at Trump as if he’d spoken an alien language. It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

This is what’s so scary. 75 percent of them probably believe wholeheartedly that socialism is the answer. Venezuela was to be their crown jewel. It’s the Progressive Paradise.

Everyone in Hollywood praised Venezuela: Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Naomi Campbell, Michael Moore.

Bernie Sanders, on his Senate web site, claims that the American dream is more apt to be realized in Venezuela.

Why does everyone love Venezuela? Because they have never lived there.

What does this socialist utopia actually look like?

Inflation nears 800 percent. Basic goods like toilet paper are severely rationed. The nation with the largest oil reserves in the world has to import oil and suffers from gasoline shortages. Finding food every day has become a struggle.

But this is what progressives across the world call paradise. Misery is their politics. Just ask Bernie Sanders. The lack of food is a sign of success:

Ask a Venezuelan what it’s like to deal with food rationing. What’s it is like to stand in line for food, get turned away, and then go dig through the trash in a last-ditch effort to feed your family.

Ask them what it’s like to watch their leaders rip up the constitution and seize even more power and control. Power and control. In the end, that’s what the progressive socialist agenda is all about.

Have a nice day.

That's it!


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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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.

Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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