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"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

GLENN:  I'm hanging up the phone.  Barack Obama had this to say in a speech in Oregon this weekend.  He said we can drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and we can keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times.  Oh, I'm sorry.  No.  He said we can't do any of those things.  That sucks.  Man!  He said then we can -- if we drive our SUVs and keep our homes at 72 degrees all the time, we can't just expect other countries to say, "Oh, that's okay," because that's not leadership.  Excuse me.  He's says can't keep -- hang on just a second.  Can't keep -- (mumbling).  Good, good, it's at 64.  As long as it is not 72, I'm okay.  I'm a patriot.  I got the studio in here at 64 degrees.  Just the way I like it.  I'm thinking about opening up the windows just to warm it up a bit in here.  What's the temperature outside, Stu?

STU:  I can find that out for you.  Hold on.

GLENN:  Find out, would you?  That guy just -- I don't even know if it's going to be hotter or colder outside.  I'm just going to open up the window.  There we go.  Nice.  Oh, yeah.  A little warmer outside.  Hang on just a second.  I've got to go to the other side of the room.  There we go.  Set in thermometer in here at 62 and open up the window.

STU:  Well, Glenn, with all this global warming here in Manhattan, we are at 52 degrees outside.

GLENN:  52?

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  I better open up both windows and turn the heat on.

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  Adam?  Can you just get in the SUV and drive around for a while?  Just drive around for a while.  Sarah, I want you to go downstairs and get a McGriddle for me.  I don't know how I'm going to be able to do this.  I don't know how I'm going to be able to do this program today without a McGriddle and the SUV driving around the block and the windows open and the heat on.  Definitely not at 72 degrees, though, because Obama doesn't like it.  Because that's not leadership.  He said that's not leadership.  And boy, let me tell you something -- I don't know what that was.


You know what, can I ask you a question, Dan?  Why do I have, why do I have the sweat hotel on?  Why do I --

STU:  He shares our studio.  I don't know why.

GLENN:  Why does he -- he shares your studio, not my studio.  He uses your control room.

STU:  Mr. Computer expert, the same computer you are touching is -- stop it.

GLENN:  How do I get it back up to mine?

STU:  Just stop pressing buttons.  Let Dan fix it, for God sake.  You don't know what you're doing.  All you are doing is screwing up the entire network.

GLENN:  Comrades!

STU:  Yes, comrade!

GLENN:  Good news from the Western front.  Chairman Barack is using his hallucinogenic powers to make people think that they are evil for eating too much.  They're evil for being warm and driving cars that are just a little bigger than the cars they already pollute the Earth with.  Oh, just imagine how efficient we can be when we have federal control of the thermostats.  We can use the state-controlled media to alert regions which nights they will need extra blankets.  "Attention, it's an extra blanket night.  Carry on, patriots.  Throw on an extra blanket.  Grandma may freeze to death, but she's doing it for the state."  Oh, and then no more SUVs.  If the plan keeps going this well, comrade, eventually people will hate life so much, they won't drive anywhere, thus they'll kill themselves and we can reduce the cost of Social Security benefits.  Oh, and we've already prepared them for the food shortages by telling them it's not right to eat as much as you want.  Oh, the plan is going faster than ever.  Oh, it's so great.  Chairman Barack, I salute you.  It's always 72 degrees in my heart for you, but in the winter it's always about 52.  In the summer it's a nice comfortable 101, right here, for comrade Barack.

Gee.  I hope -- you know what?  Arghhh!  Since when did we become the country, when did we become the country, "Boy, we better not eat anymore."  I mean, don't get me wrong.  I mean, have you looked at us?  Woof.  But when was that the solution?  We better not eat what we want?  I'm sorry.  Are we all out of farmland?  This is incredible.  The ridiculousness of Obama's rhetoric.  I used to think the people would see how ridiculous this was and they would start to distance themselves from it.  The exact opposite is happening.  In your right mind, conservative or liberal, would you ever thought that someone would cheer at, "Hey, we better not keep our houses at 72 degrees.  We can eat as much as we want."  And they cheer?  "Oh, yeah, Glenn, but they're just -- I mean, he is just trying to give us advice on how to live a greener life.  What's wrong with that?"  Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.  Yeah, yeah.  Greener life.

Let me ask you a question.  You think Barack Obama is for a bigger or smaller government?  "See, I know what you're doing here.  I think this is a trap."  No, no, it's not a trap.  It's just Barack's actions and words.  He is the most liberal senator in the Senate.  "Yeah, he's for big kids.  You know, big oil, big kids.  He loves the kids.  That's who he's for, the kids.  He loves kids, oh, kids, kids, kids.  Even goats that are babies, he loves them, too.  More school for kids, the goat kind.  Better schools for the kid kid kind.  You know what I'm saying?"  He thinks the government can do it better than you can.  The government doesn't do anything right!  I love these people who are not doing enough.  "Oh, the government has failed us, the government has done this."  Let's make it bigger.  Let's make it fuller.  I don't even understand it.  It's like you hired some kid who's in a nasty car accident has severe mental damage and then beat himself some more -- you know, another 20 points off his IQ just beating himself with a shovel and then you hire him.  He can't do the job at all and you're like, I don't want this CEO, he can't do the job.  And the frightening part is he's not going to stop at suggestions.  "You know, if we could just federally control your thermometer."  He's not going to stop at that.  He's just proposing things somewhere that forces us to stop driving our SUVs.  Stop being able to eat as much as we want, control our thermostat.  You should be frightened because I'm not making this up.  If you think this is just conservative fearmongering, I invite you to read the news about California.  California trying to get control of people's thermostats!  It's already happened.  And people out in California like, (toking sounds), sounds like a really good idea.  Luckily there's still some people throughout with common sense.  Turns out that even the environmentalist nut jobs in the people's Republic of California like to be warm and cozy in their own homes when they set the thermostat at whatever temperature they like.  They actually proposed having the government be able to control your thermostat!  Well, that's great.  Pretty soon I could just go poo-poo in my pants and they'll come and change me, too.  "Oh, Glennie stinky, can a senator come and change me?"  .

You know the other thing that bothers me is he cares about how much other countries -- what they think about us.  I talked to a friend who was just in South Africa.  He said he was about -- he swears, about every 100 yards there's an Obama poster.  Why?  Do they vote in South Africa, can they vote in our elections?  I mean, we found out last week the Palestinians have a phone bank for Barack Obama.  And you know what?  It doesn't bother me.  I don't mind having a popular President.  But name the popular President that has been so great with Europe that our enemies were afraid of?  I'm sorry.  It's not a popularity contest.  We're running our country.  Who cares what other people think about us?  As long as we're being responsible human beings.  How about we just keep trying to be the best country on the planet, let everybody else wallow in their inferiority complex or whatever.  We're never going to achieve continued greatness in this country if we try to be like other countries.  It can't happen!  Other countries are all trying to be like us.  In case you haven't noticed, most countries are moving away from the Marxist utopia society mostly because it hasn't worked anywhere ever in the history of mankind.  They are making a beeline for capitalism.  Meanwhile we're buying blankets.  Stock up on food.  Put it in the back of your SUV while you can because choices like those aren't going to be around much longer.  We'll be standing in line for Barack toilet paper soon.  Well, I won't be.  But a senator will be because he's got to change Glennie's poopies.  Glennie's got stinky poopies in his pants.

Jeez.  Can you imagine what a bad job the government would do changing diapers?  Tape's bad for the environment; we're going to staple these on you.

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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