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.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

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...

I'm going to introduce you to what is by far the most annoying trend on social media involving a particular emoji. The annoying online trend features the clapping emoji 👏 in 👏 between 👏 each 👏 word.

The technique is most often used — unironically — by the social justice types to express indignation or condescension.

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It's meant to imply that the person who is writing the message is so much more "woke" than you that they are righteously allowed to clap in your face. Just looking at it is enough to test your blood pressure. Among the most recent standouts is the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson's decision to play a transgender character, which LGBTQ advocates would view as a good thing, right? You know, her being an ally to their cause and all. Here's one of the myriad tweets that sums up the feeling:

For weeks, the social justice types had been raging about Johansson, who was slated to portray a crime kingpin who was born a woman but identified as male in the film Rub & Tug.

In an interview with NPR — naturally — a trans activist had this to say about it:

Casting male actors to play trans women and female actors to play trans men really reinforces the idea that trans men are really women who are pretending to be men and tricking people into thinking they're men as opposed to the truth, which is that transgender men are living authentically as themselves. And we look like men and we feel like men, and we are perceived as men, and there's no reason, like, women should be playing us.

Listen to the full interview here:

Boy, if it weren't already confusing enough…

In response to this so-called backlash, Scarlett Johansson released a statement to her critics, noting to "tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment."

But, finally — as most people do these days — she buckled. She released the following statement:

In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project. Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I've learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive.

What's the source of all this outrage? Because, we all know that the small but vocal mob — who the mainstream media has for some reason given a platform, and whose voice is louder than the rest of ours — is able to bully until they get what they want.

There's no winning.

Let's say that Scarlett Johansson had refused the role to begin with, on the grounds that she will not play a transgender character. You can guarantee the same crowd that's outraged now would be in fits. There's no winning. The best we can do is treat those around us with respect, live humbly and, for heaven's sake, don't clap between every damn word.

We should all be praying for success at the Trump/Putin sit-down

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92 percent of the world's nuclear weapons are in TWO countries: the U.S. and Russia. And as I'm speaking right now, the leaders of both countries are sitting down at a table to try and figure out how to coexist with one another. Sounds kind of important right? And even though the media will slap-fight each other to death today in an attempt to turn the Trump/Putin summit partisan, what's happening right now in Helsinki is probably the least most partisan thing happening right now… like anywhere. As in, the entire planet.

If there was ever a time to be partisan… this isn't it. To any Democrat, Republican or mainstream media pundit looking to turn this into some gotcha political narrative… what the hell is wrong with you? The last time the U.S. and Russian presidents sat down for a summit was in 2010… eight years ago! Here's a small rundown of how "cold" our relationship has been since then.

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Russia still has troops in Georgia after their invasion during Obama's first term. Keep in mind, Georgia was a country considering joining NATO. That invasion was Russia's coming out party. It was a warning to the world that things were about to change, and they were just getting started. They would then invade, steal and annex Crimea from Ukraine. They'd also invade, destabilize and wage war in Eastern Ukraine. That war is still going on to this day, but rarely does the media talk about it anymore. And the backdrop to that invasion and silent war was an accusation from the Russians that the United States deliberately encouraged the fall of the Ukrainian president and government.

Meanwhile, Russia continues supplying troops and equipment to their side, and we are now providing military training and anti-tank missiles to ours.

And Ukraine is just one of the proxy wars currently being fought between the two nuclear powers. Syria is the other. In April, we admitted to killing nearly 200 Russians in that conflict.

Over the past four years, over 700 Russian citizens and companies have been sanctioned, 35 diplomats have been declared persona non grata, 2 Russian diplomatic compounds have been closed, one consulate and two diplomatic annexes. Oh… and Russia has ejected over 700 U.S. diplomatic staff.

Between cyber attacks and indictments on Russian intelligence personnel, tensions have never been higher.

Between cyber attacks and indictments on Russian intelligence personnel, tensions have never been higher. Russia currently maintains an arsenal of 6,600 nuclear weapons. We have 6,450. The next closest nuke holders are France with 300 and China with 280. It's not even close. Between Washington and Moscow, there are over 13,000 nuclear weapons pointed at one another.

Forget partisan politics. The two toughest kids on the block just met for a sit-down, and we should all be praying for their success.

It's not just the Twitter mobs, the Leftist extremists and the flagrant fourth-wave feminists who want ICE abolished. As we've seen, there's a growing number of politicians who want to see it as well.

Cue Alejandro Alvarez, who in his 32 years has managed to cultivate his brand as a "serial immigration violator." Alejandro has been deported 11 times. Well, he's facing deportation once again, after allegedly "slashing his wife with a chainsaw." His wife is in recovery and is expected to survive.

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Around 3:00 pm last Wednesday, police arrived at Alejandro's. When they arrived, they found Alvarez's wife suffering from "traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw." The couple's three children were huddled in fear inside the home. Alejandro's wife was rushed to a nearby trauma center for an emergency surgery.

Alejandro fled the scene of the crime, but was eventually hauled in by police and booked under "suspicion of attempted murder, child endangerment, hit and run, and grand theft auto."

Sounds like the kind of guy who should be in our country illegally, right?

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley noted that "Immigration officers have lodged a detainer against Alvarez, requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement before his release to allow them to take the man into custody."

This is the new reality.

This is the new reality. The immigration agency has to ask for permission, to file requests, to have illegal immigrants who are guilty of crimes dealt with. Luckily for Alejandro, Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, so maybe he'll get another pass and be back on the streets in no time.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

Why is nobody talking about this?

Alabama law enforcement officials say that an illegal immigrant and an immigrant in the United States on a green card are responsible for the brutal murders of a grandmother and her 13-year-old special needs granddaughter in what investigators say is violence related to Mexican drug cartels.