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GLENN: I think John McCain actually talked me back out of voting for him last night. All he needed to do is after the little film about him is just to say, good night, everybody, here's Sarah Palin again. That's all he needed to do. I first of all I just, it was the most rambling, boring. Was I the only one that was drifting? I was like, whew, honey, is there a poopy diaper I can change? Is there anything I can do? I mean, I was really it took everything in me to be able to concentrate.

Last night I get to Phoenix and we've been on the plane all day and, you know, the kids are all wound up. I'm riddled with ADD. So it's hard for me to pay attention in the first place. Holy cow. John McCain, you didn't make it easier going on and on and on about God only knows what you were talking about. No, seriously was I the only one that felt about halfway through, what the hell is he even talking about! What is that play the clip here of where he was talking about, "Hey, and by the way, we're going to make up for lost wages for you." This is a clip from last night.

SENATOR McCAIN: Workers who have lost a job that won't come back find a new one that won't go away.

GLENN: Stop for a second, please. I just would like to know what kind of program is that? How is the I would like somebody to explain this program to me. It sounds great. Can somebody explain this program to me? What, are we going to the federal government is it's called monstersjob.com. Monsterjob.com. There it is. It's called the Internet. Al Gore invented it. Get on the Internet and find a job that pays better. What are you even talking about?

Now, he's talking about an industry, job where the factories have shut down and everything else. Well, okay. So you're going to trust the government to retrain you and tell you the future? "Oh, this is where our future jobs are going." Really? "Yeah, and we'll retrain you." Oh, thanks again. Why don't you just punch me in the face.

You know what, let me tell you something. I really, truly believe that the hardest, the hardest hitting, the most difficult, the bloodiest sport out there is politics, but does anyone else feel like it's like, you know, you'd compare politics to boxing. You're going to get bloody. You get into that ring, you're going to get bloody, except when it comes to boxing, the two boxers keep hitting each other in the face. I feel like we're watching boxing where the boxers come out and punch us in the face and all of us keep sitting in the crowd going, "Yeah, I love that guy. He's my guy." "Bill, he just broke your nose." "He can throw a punch, can't he?" They are making a war between the two of them. They are both saying the same damn thing, which is nothing! And we're standing around getting hit in the face over and over again. Have you noticed that? They might hit each other in the face during the debates and during the speeches but then, then when they're finished, then they turn their sights on us: "Hey, John, come here. Now that the people have spoken, I guess they chose you: Let's go after them and punch they will in the face for the next four years." Tell me what that job training system is. Is that another government agency? Is that something that we already have?

Stu, can you help me? Do we already have that in place?

STU: We should if we done.

GLENN: I wish we did, darn it. You know what, this isn't even the thing that really pissed me off last night. I heard this and I'm like, oh, jeez, what is this? What? This is where my ADD you know, I really, at this point I'm looking at Cheyenne's diaper. I'm like, come on, poop, poop, poop, poop, let me change a poopy diaper as opposed to listening to this guy! So and he's like, "We're going to retrain people." I'm like, okay, wait a minute, I know I've heard this before; I think it's always been from a liberal, but I know I've heard this before, I've got to pay attention. And then he goes on and says something a little like this:

SENATOR McCAIN: We will prepare them for the jobs of today. We will use our community colleges to help train people for new opportunities in their communities.

GLENN: Okay, stop. This sounds a little like universal education. In our community colleges we're not going to do the universities because those are really, really expensive. We're going to do our community colleges. How do you mean we're going to use our community colleges? Is this universal education? Remember that question because it's kind of important later. Is this universal education? Yes. If it's popular... come here, I want to punch you in the face. Then he goes on and says this:

SENATOR McCAIN: For workers and industries, for workers and industries that

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. I can't just play this without a warning. Please, if you have a weak heart and you had your heart, you were like, wait a minute, I got hope, I... this is going to be great. Just know yesterday was the greatest day. That's as good as it's going to get. Remember yesterday we were all like, yeah! Sarah Palin, I love her! That's as high as you're going to get, okay? Now you're going to start on the withdrawal of Sarah Palin. You know what, John? Just stand up and point to her, Sarah Palin. I mean, at least we'll have a few good weeks. We've got eight weeks left! At least we'll have a few good weeks before you are elected. By doing that, you'd be elected and then you'd get into office and then you punch us in the face for four years. Just please let me have eight good weeks before you or Barack Obama just pommel me to death, please? That's my last wish. My last wish as an American, as I define Americans today, you know, because we're going to redefine how this country is in about eight weeks. Just please, last wish. Let me just listen to Sarah Palin for a while because she gets it. You don't have to listen to her. I don't think you will listen to the speech, I don't think you really will listen to her in that four years. But just let me listen to her for a while, please. Warning: Wrap your head in duct tape because your head's about to explode. Here it is.

SENATOR McCAIN: For workers and industries that have been hard hit, we'll help make up part of the difference in wages between their old job and a temporary lower paid one.

GLENN: What?

SENATOR McCAIN: While they receive retraining that will help

GLENN: Excuse me. Wait. Hold it. What? This is where I'm like... this is where I'm trying to figure out, "Wait, what did he say." TiVo, it's the greatest thing. See, when politicians used to say stuff like this you know, back in the Seventies my dad would just go, "Honey, what the hell did he just say?" And she couldn't confirm or deny. It was the greatest for politicians. Now I got TiVo. I can go back do it, Dan. I can go back and hear him say it all over again just to make sure I haven't gone completely insane.

SENATOR McCAIN: We'll help make up part of the difference in wages between their old job and a temporary lower paid one while they receive retraining that will help them find suitable employment.

GLENN: Please, you've got to be kidding me. What program is that? Is this universal guaranteed wage. Good heavens. I hope Rush Limbaugh never loses his job and has to get a lower paying job. With all the bailouts we're doing, we'll be bankrupt in days. Wouldn't it be great! This would be great. If they put the Fairness Doctrine in wait a minute. I'm suddenly for this. I'm suddenly for this. If they put the Fairness Doctrine in, Rush and Sean and I will all be run out of radio and then we'll have to take a lower paying job at what's the growth industry here in America if these guys have their way? Oh, we'll go take those great jobs that are coming of building the little bamboo umbrellas for people's drinks in the emerging markets like China. So we'll make the little bamboo things and then you can make up the difference between the bamboo drink and Rush Limbaugh's current salary. It's great, isn't it? What are you even talking about?

This is why I said I think if this guy gets elected, he may be worse than Obama. But then I looked at Joe Biden. I mean, the guy who's sitting in the next office is Joe Biden, the number one liberal in America. The most liberal guy in America is Barack Obama. Number three is Joe Biden. Number four is a socialist. Does that kind of give you any idea where we're headed? Number four is... we need Casey Kasem. Counting down the biggest socialist of all time. Coming in at number four is a guy who's actually a socialist. He has the cojones which is a word you should learn because we'll all be speaking Spanish soon he's got the cojones to actually claim he's a socialist. He's coming in at number four! Who's clapping for this stuff?

Over the past year or more, Glenn has been focused on exposing the global threat of the Great Reset. As Glenn's listeners are well aware, the Great Reset refers to the agenda proposed by the World Economic Forum in 2020, urging leaders to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to restructure the "world order" to bring about a leftist Utopia. A major aspect of this vision is encouraging world leaders to force their people into compliance with climate change agendas and strive towards "zero-net emissions."

This agenda necessarily comes at the expense of YOUR freedom and the livelihoods of millions around the world...and it's closer than you think. Here are five things the government wants to BAN to further its climate agenda.

1. Gas-powered stoves

Glenn recently discussed the ground-breaking proposal from the Biden admin calling for the eventual ban on all gas-powered stoves. Why? The Biden admin cited a "new study" that connects gas stoves to pollution which, allegedly, has been "linked" to asthma in "some" children. However, this study is anything BUT new. The ban on gas-powered stoves has been a goal of the World Economic Forum for over a year.

A World Economic Forum article published on Feb 4, 2022 states:

Gas stoves have been found to be a bigger contributor to the climate crisis than previously believed, as they produce methane even when not in use.

The Biden administration is trying to package the gas-stove ban as a "public health" interest. DON'T FALL FOR IT. The ban on gas-powered stoves has been a part of the World Economic Forum's radical climate agenda for over a year.

2. Gas-powered heating and air conditioning

It comes as no surprise that the Biden administration's proposed ban on gas-powered stoves alludes to a ban on ALL gas-powered appliances. As Glenn pointed out, the proposal says merely having a "gas-powered connection" in your home creates harmful pollutants. Does that mean we have to do away with gas-powered homes altogether? The World Economic Forum says YES.

On April 19, 2022, the World Economic Forum published an article titled, "How electrifying buildings can tackle emissions and improve public health." The article asserts "the need for alternative energy infrastructures are becoming abundantly clear with 30% of emissions in the United States coming from the building sector."

What's the "greener" alternative? Electric "heat pumps." The article applauds leaders who have already mandated the construction of heat pump-powered homes:

Some cities and state governments are enacting laws to speed up the change, including restricting new growth of gas hookups and increasing government incentives to spur adoption. In response to the war in Ukraine, for example, France banned subsidies for new gas hookups and exchanged them for heat pump subsidies. The EU recently announced plans to double the rate of heat pump installations by this winter. And before the war started in Ukraine, New York City became the first city of its size to ban gas hookups in new construction. Now, cities across the United States are following suit with similar legislation.

One of Glenn's predictions for 2022 was that globalist elites would use crises to push their radical climate agenda that infringes on YOUR freedom. He hit the nail right on the head as France and the EU took advantage of the crisis in Ukraine to mandate electrically-heated homes. Glenn also postulated whether people would be unable to sell their homes unless all gas-powered appliances were replaced with electric appliances. This is no longer hypothetical—as detailed in the article noted above, this is already happening in New York, and other left-leaning cities will likely follow suit.

3. Gas-powered cars

Similar to New York's ban on new gas-powered homes, in 2021, California banned the sale of all gas-powered cars by 2035, with Oregon and Washington following suit. In a state already plagued by routine blackouts and brownouts, California will now spend billions in taxpayer dollars to build enough charging stations throughout the state to serve the electric vehicles owned by its 40 MILLION residents. It will not be surprising if the state implements scheduled blackouts in order to ration enough power for vehicles. Drive your EV on Monday, and heat your home on Tuesday. You won't have any choice in the matter—the state will have already mandated it for you.

4. Meat

What else is in your bright, "green future?" Glenn called it...BUGS! In its 2023 Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum calls for the "transition to net-zero, nature-positive food" to fight "food insecurity." What does that mean? You can expect the crackdown on emissions-producing food like beef, chicken, milk, and eggs, and the introduction of "nature positive" sources of protein, like legumes, soy, and, you guessed it, BUGS—and you won't have any choice in the matter. The Risk Report calls for "radical policy measures" to bring about this food transition.

5. Your FREEDOM

It is clear the World Economic Forum and left-leaning globalist leaders intend to push this agenda regardless of your individual choice. It is one thing to pursue a "green lifestyle" on your own accord. It is another thing altogether to not have meat as an option in the grocery store, being forced to go without heating weekly to ration the power grid, not being able to sell your home because of outdated, "harmful" gas-powered appliances, or not being allowed to sell your car because it's not electric. Is this the future you want to live in?

As Glenn continues to shine light on these issues, there's still hope that we can stop this radical agenda. Vote for people who will stand up to global elites and will protect your freedom above globalist pressures. Support your farmers who are fighting against these green regulations. If we start identifying signs of the Great Reset, we will be better prepared to stop it.

This is part of our ongoing series on "The Great Reset." To read similar content, click here.

Let me give you something that I think is absolutely amazing. It's about an 11-year-old boy named Jude Kofi. He lives in Colorado with his parents from Ghana and his three other siblings. Jude is autistic with a very special talent. One day, Jude's father heard beautiful piano music coming from his old keyboard. He was astounded to find Jude masterfully playing the piano—without having any lessons.

When the local news picked up his story, a man—a complete stranger—wanted to invest in Jude's talent. If you've wondered where all the good people have gone, listen to this.

Courtesy of CBS Evening News

One of my favorite bands is Poor Man's Poison. They're from the farmlands of California. The lyrics of their song "Good People" asks the question, "If you could help or walk away, if that choice was up to you, what would you do? What if it were you? Where did all the good people go?"

We keep asking ourselves—at least I do—where are they? Where did all the good people go? It turns out, they're everywhere. We don't see them, because they don't generally make the news. But the good people are around us. That's you. That's me—the people who are looking for a second chance at life, who have the ability to do something.

The stranger who helped Jude Kofi spurs us on to pursue goodness. That guy was a tuner of pianos. His father had just died. He inherited money. He saw Jude's story on the local news and he thought, "This kid has got to have lessons and a piano." So he takes his inheritance from his father, buys the piano, promises to tune it every month for the rest of his life, and helps Jude get piano lessons.

I just want to bring you the news today that the good people are here. We're surrounded by them. The problem is, there's not enough examples that we see on a daily basis, but we should start looking for them. We should start sharing those stories, and we should start recognizing that we have been given the opportunity to help those around us—whatever it is. I wouldn't have thought to give this kid a piano. I'm not a piano tuner. But he did because that's his gift.

You are the good people. Where have you gone? Nowhere. Just a quick reminder to wake up and see the ways you can help all around you.

Washington DC is the LONELIEST city in America!

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Glenn ended 2022 talking about the "loneliness epidemic" and its sobering correlation to skyrocketing suicide rates. New Chamber of Commerce data reveal Americans are lonelier than ever—and those living at our nation's capital are the loneliest.

According to the data, there are 36 million Americans living alone, equal to 10 percent of the entire country. When measuring the percentage of U.S. cities whose residents live alone, D.C. ranks the highest. Out of D.C.'s 316,565 residents, nearly HALF of the residents live alone. 48.3 percent of D.C. workers are still working remotely, further isolating its residents from meaningful interactions.

D.C.-commuter city Alexandria ranked third on the list of the U.S.'s top five loneliest cities, while Virginia's capital ranked fourth. St. Louis, Missouri came in second place, and Cincinnati, Ohio was number five. Meanwhile, Fontana, a town in California's San Bernadino Valley, is the least lonely city in America, with only 11 percent of its residents living alone.

New data shows that Washington D.C. is the loneliest city in AmericaCourtesy of the Daily Mail UK and the Chamber of Commerce

This data resonates with Glenn's poignant 2022 message: "We have built a society that does NOT connect." We are in a dangerous situation where our physical isolation is coupled with our digital replacements to meaningful human interaction and relationships. Soberly recounting the 30 percent growth in suicides nationwide in 2022, Glenn said:

We have lost touch with each other, physically, with each other. We thought this would bring us closer, but social media is making us divide ourselves and get further apart from each other. We don't have friends, we have "Facebook friends," we have "likes." Humans need human interaction. Humans need to develop compassion. Humans need positive input.

Even if our current circumstances force us to live alone, it's more important than ever to pursue quality human interactions and cultivate new, meaningful ways to spend our time. Glenn said, "We all should be spending an hour learning something new every day." Glenn said he's going to be learning the piano with his hour. He also encouraged his audience to serve others, pointing to the direct correlation of service and a personal sense of fulfillment. While our digital world steals so much of our time, energy, and joy, we have to "get back to basics" by pursuing things that bring true fulfillment, like quality relationships, hard work, and service.

Glenn just dropped a sneak peek of the beginning stages of his newest painting on Instagram. Titled "We've been here before," the painting depicts the mugshots of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., comedian Lenny Bruce, and Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. All three men were arrested either for their political views or speech.

No American citizen, no matter their opinion, should be denied their First Amendment right to freedom of speech. As Glenn so aptly wrote, "Jailing people for speech, petition/redress and thought—when will we learn? It was wrong then, it is wrong now ... History repeats itself IF you don’t know it."

Did you know Glenn is also an avid artist? Check out more of his amazing artwork, HERE!