Become a Subscriber to TheBlaze and Join Me and My Family in Reading ‘the Immortal Nicholas’ This Christmas

Glenn would love to share his novel “The Immortal Nicholas: The Untold Story of the Man and the Legend” with you!

You can try out TheBlaze TV here to watch Glenn read “The Immortal Nicholas” live, starting this coming Monday and continuing through Christmas Eve.

“I would love to read ‘The Immortal Nicholas’ with your family,” Glenn said on today’s show. “It’s a great Christmas story. … It is my favorite story I’ve ever been involved with.”

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GLENN: Welcome to the program. So very glad that you are here today. Thank you for listening. By the way, been doing something that I've never done before. I'm going to -- I've been talking about reading The Immortal Nicholas with my family and my son. And so starting Monday, live, and this will be only for subscribers to TheBlaze.com/TV, it will not be on the TV network or anything else. This is only on for subscribers of TheBlaze TV. Kind of a Christmas added kind of feature. I would love to read The Immortal Nicholas with your family. So Raphe and are going to read. We read in bed usually every night. Or we try to. And so we're going to read The Immortal Nicholas. And it will be every night up until Christmas Eve. And we'll get through it together. Because it's a great Christmas story. It's the story of Santa. I wrote it a couple of years ago. And it's the -- it was my effort to bring Santa into the fold and back pointing towards Christ. And it's a great story. It is my favorite story that I've ever been involved with or, you know, came up with. I love this story.

STU: It's obviously the exception being, of course, the Christmas Twist, the Christmas story that airs every year. That's obviously a better effort. Your part wasn't that great. Still, it didn't hurt the movie that much. So it's the time of year where people think --

GLENN: Yeah. Stu has a movie on theBlaze network. Again, just for subscribers. The Christmas Twist, which is his -- his salute to Lifetime, to the Lifetime movies.

STU: Lifetime, Hallmark. Uh-huh.

GLENN: And this is almost as good.

STU: And I think it was Hallmark who last year basically --

GLENN: Ripped it off.

STU: I mean, I like to think it was a tribute. But they basically made a serious version of the parody that we did about a Christmas cookie salesperson. So it's basically the exact same movie. And they're playing that again this year. Every time it airs, I get a bunch of messages @worldofStu on Twitter to remind me that they've ripped off our story. But I think that's actually awesome.

GLENN: Yeah. They did. Yeah.

So you can watch both of those things. This starts on Monday. The reading of The Immortal Nicholas. And I invite you to bring your family and just kind of -- you know, you can watch it as it is unfolding. Or you can just download it any time. Watch it with your family.

But my family is kind of sick of hearing my stories. So I have one daughter who wants me to read, you know, Edgar Allan Poe, which we started years ago when she was young. Every Halloween. And everybody else in the family was like, oh, jeez, dad is doing that again. So I'm just looking for new people that want to read these stories. Because I love reading out loud. And I love reading the stories to kids and my family. So if you would like to join us, you can. But only as a subscriber, at TheBlaze.com/TV. So --

STU: Now, that does not -- unfortunately, that membership does not get you access to the company Christmas party, which is happening this weekend, and we're all very excited about it. The -- I will say, the attention and excitement is palpable throughout the entire establishment --

GLENN: I hate this day. I hate this. This is the worst --

STU: You hate it?

GLENN: I hate it.

STU: It's interesting that you would -- because you could stop it. You could stop it.

GLENN: The Christmas party?

STU: You could stop it. You run the Christmas party. You could get us all out of it. Because if you don't like it --

GLENN: Well, I was told that it was something that everybody wanted to do.

STU: A lot of people tell you a lot of things.

GLENN: Here's the thing, I am so open on that. If nobody wants to do this, I am totally good. I am totally good. Only because I don't want to go because I'm just so awkward. I'm a drag at parties. I don't ever know what to say. It's just really weird. And I just stand there in the corner. And everybody is like, oh, jeez, we better go say hi to him.

STU: Go back and talk to Glenn.

GLENN: So what I have done for this Christmas party.

Do you know this?

STU: I don't know it.

GLENN: We are going to play human bowling. And I'm going to be the ten pin. Okay? And we're taking all the managers and some of the other people. We can vote on who will be the pin. But I would imagine I should be the main pin.

And I get into a big bowling pin suit. Okay? And it's only my face outside of the bowling pin suit. And we put all of the managers there. And then two people get into a giant bowling ball. And in the atrium here, they have to move their bodies. They hang on inside of the bowling ball. And with their --

STU: Right. Human force.

GLENN: With their human force, they roll the ball and see if they can roll a strike. So that's my contribution to the Christmas party.

STU: That may juice it up a little bit. I'm actually interested in that.

GLENN: That might.

STU: Have you seen what Vox is doing with their -- with their Christmas party?

GLENN: No.

STU: And this is happening apparently in a lot of Christmas parties now. They are handing out drink tickets to their employees, just to make sure they don't get too rapey. They're a little concerned. There might be a little bit too much rape going on at their company. So they're not letting people drink more than two drinks at the Christmas Party. Because this is what happens. You know, there's a little too much touchy-feely. Little too much -- maybe not enough people asking the appropriate question. May I use your body every time you --

GLENN: Before we leave today, that is so fantastic. May I use your body?

STU: That's apparently the appropriate question you're supposed to ask other employees when you come near them.

GLENN: No. No.

STU: Who says yes to a question like that?

GLENN: May I just use your body for a second? No. No, you may not.

STU: But they're worried that apparently their left-wing staff will start raping each other.

GLENN: Yeah, I do not have that concern.

STU: No?

GLENN: I do not have that concern.

STU: That's good. That's good.

GLENN: There's no special rules or anything. In fact, get into the bowling ball, and bowl the pins. Knock them all down.

STU: Wow. There you go.

GLENN: Yeah. I mean, I'm a little uncomfortable with the way you're touching me with that bowling ball, but...

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Part 1: Why the president's defense is 'very compelling'

Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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