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...

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

Schedule a private tour or purchase general admission ticket below:

Dates:
June 15-17

Location:

Mercury Studios

6301 Riverside Drive, Irving, TX 75039

Learn more about the event here.

About Mercury One: Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2011 by Glenn Beck. Mercury One was built to inspire the world in the same way the United States space program shaped America's national destiny and the world. The organization seeks to restore the human spirit by helping individuals and communities help themselves through honor, faith, courage, hope and love. In the words of Glenn Beck:

We don't stand between government aid and people in need. We stand with people in need so they no longer need the government

Some of Mercury One's core initiatives include assisting our nation's veterans, providing aid to those in crisis and restoring the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities. When evil prevails, the best way to overcome it is for regular people to do good. Mercury One is committed to helping sustain the good actions of regular people who want to make a difference through humanitarian aid and education initiatives. Mercury One will stand, speak and act when no one else will.

Support Mercury One's mission to restore the human spirit by making an online donation or calling 972-499-4747. Together, we can make a difference.

What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.