Glenn Beck: Amputee Vet rides again



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GLENN: I have been telling you now for two years the story about Jake and Vanessa Keeslar. Jake was a -- is a veteran who lost both of his legs, and I brought you this story two years ago when he just started to walk. A year ago I said, is there somebody that can help this guy ride a bike again. Last night I brought you this story two years in the making but I didn't have a chance to talk to Bill Hattan, the guy who built him a custom-made bike, and Bill is on the phone with us now. Hi, Bill.

HATTAN: Hi, Glenn, it is a pleasure to talk to you again.

GLENN: You know, I have to tell you I've followed this story the whole time. Obviously we've been doing it now for two years and all of your efforts and I just think what you have done is absolutely amazing.

GLENN: Oh, thanks. Thanks, Glenn. You know, I really hope someday that I can meet you in person. I truly would like that and you're such an inspiration and I like how you tell is how it is.

GLENN: Thank you. I tell you we did everything we could to rearrange my schedule because I wanted to see Jake take the bike and ride it with you but the video was the next best thing. To be able to see that. And to see you guys take the ride. And you -- what's amazing to me is you're a guy who relates 100%. You lost your legs, and the only thing we had time to talk about on television was that it was in a construction accident. Could you just tell a little bit of that story, how you lost your legs?

HATTAN: Yeah, absolutely, Glenn. I was in work zone safety and that -- orange is still my favorite color, by the way. But I developed an intelligent transportation system to help traffic in work zones and we were setting up a test project for MDOT. I was a private contractor. But we were setting it up for MDOT for 94 and Joy Road in Detroit and we were there all day long. It was 6:00. I was supposed to go to a lug nuts baseball game with my family and I called my wife at that time and said, you know, I'm not going to make it; we're having a little bit of trouble with one of the trailers sending information to the master trailer and I said, but I should be out within 10 minutes. And we went down to one of the units that we had a little bit of concern on and my coworker Tania, we flipped a coin to see who was going to get out to calibrate the trailer, to check the trailer out and I lost the coin flip. And she said, Bill, you know, your voice mail's been ringing all day, why don't you try voice mail and then come back and meet up with me, and I said great. So I checked my voice mail and got out of my truck and next thing I heard was a big smack. And 45 days later after I woke up from a coma, I had learned that my coworker was killed instantly in the crash and it threw me for a tailspin, you know. As you know, I lost both of my legs, I went through 30 minutes of blood in the ER room, I had internal injuries, a broken pelvis in 15 places. I was on a fixator for eight weeks.

GLENN: I have to tell you, Bill, what you've done just with your life and just getting your life back and saying nothing's going to stop me is phenomenal and then, so you opened up Cool City Customs and you have how many people working for you?

HATTAN: I have seven guys.

GLENN: And you build some of the most beautiful bikes I have ever seen. And when Jake came to you, this was his design of a bike? This is what he had in mind?

HATTAN: Well, actually I took a lot of notes from Jake and knowing the concerns that he would have with being, you know, without two legs was definitely a challenge, but I met with Jake -- or I talked with Jake and got every desire that he wanted on a bike such as he wanted a knuckle head engine, he wanted an old school look, he wanted a soft tail design.

GLENN: I have to tell you just incredible work. We're going to include -- let's include the package, Dan, if you will, let's include the video in the newsletter and also a link to Bill's shop, CoolCityCustoms.com and that way you can see the other bikes that he and his crew make. Just a great job, Bill.

HATTAN: Oh, thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: Thanks for being a great guy, man.

HATTAN: You know what, like I said, I really would like to meet you someday and sit down and really have a good heart-to-heart talk.

GLENN: Next time you are in New York City or I make it out your way, we'll do that.

HATTAN: Oh, you promise?

GLENN: I promise.

HATTAN: All right, dude. I look forward to it.

GLENN: Thanks, man, appreciate it.

HATTAN: All right. Take care, Glenn. Bye-bye.

The Biden administration wants to fundamentally change our economy and they've made some truly game-changing moves in recent days, but you won't hear anyone in the mainstream media talking about it. If you want to know what the government doesn't want you to notice, pay attention to what the White House releases on Friday afternoons.

Last Friday afternoon — when fewer people would notice — the administration announced a new "comprehensive, government-wide strategy" to overhaul our nation's economy and protect us all from the "financial risks of climate change."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck reviewed Biden's new climate finance report and explained why he believes the administration's plans to fundamentally change the economy is "the most dangerous movement in the world right now."

Glenn started out by playing a video clip of White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters, "The President wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that" during a press briefing last week.

"That's interesting because what she just said is the exact language, almost a quote, from the people over at the Great Reset, the World Economic Forum," Glenn said of Psaki's statement.

"This is the most dangerous movement in the world right now. It is a direct shot, by a railgun, at liberty. And when I started talking about this, about a year and a half ago, the system went into overdrive to call it a conspiracy. ... This is how they shut people down. They isolate and alienate you by calling the opposition conspiracy theorists. Everything is a conspiracy. Well, there are some conspiracies out there. But you need to know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact."

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On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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