Dan Blog: Where in the world is Joe Biden?

Joe Biden burst on the scene promising to join Barack Obama and make some real change in this country. He never could have imagined the scope of the change he’d experience in just a short time on the campaign trail.

Just a few short weeks ago Joe Biden had the press hovering outside the gates of his Delaware home, waiting like vultures over their prey, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Senator and maybe even a scoop. Once selected, Biden was all too happy to hop aboard the Obama express to the White House. Perhaps it was that daydream dancing in his head that had him talking about Amtrak all the time.

Paying nearly $200 round trip to ride the super plush, super high speed Acela Express train everyday to and from Washington D.C. isn’t exactly the ‘everyman’ tale that Obama had hoped to hear from his newly crowned running mate. Joe---tell me about the Corolla you drive around or something---anything but the most expensive, CEO train in America! I guess Barack Obama was too blinded by his angelic choir and foam Greek columns to notice or care. Neither candidate cared---- after all, the democrats could do no wrong. It’s time for change!

Then John McCain announced his running mate.

And---to quote the immortal host of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’, Robert Stack (God rest his soul)---‘he was never seen again’.

Glenn mentioned it on the radio program that he has vanished---and it’s true. Joe Biden got some change all right---the only problem is that the change involves going from shining star to flickering flameout.

Here are about the only two things I’ve seen in the media in the last couple of days that the press felt worthy to mention of Biden. First up:

Biden: Palin not a step forward for women---she’s a step backwards

Ouch. Yeah, that’s the road you want to go down, Joe---to bash women. No seriously, that will play well. Go with it. Don’t forget to work a train mention in there too.

And the other story:

Biden comments called a ‘new low’

Catchy headline with no meat, perhaps? Biden hopes you think so and brush off the headline because if you click on the link it only gets worse. When talking about special needs children and stem cell research, he said ‘well guess what folks, if you care about it, why don’t you support stem cell research?’.

Joe—good job getting at least some media attention---bad job on it being because you are questioning how much Sarah Palin cares about special needs kids…you know, ones LIKE HER OWN child.

Thinks aren’t looking good for the Amtrak warrior these days. Despite his superhuman taxpayer funded efforts of riding in a huge, plush recliner for an agonizing 90 minutes to and fro work---which make Marcus Luttrell’s efforts look like kids play in comparison (Marcus—I know you know this but just for the sake of my own life---that was sarcasm) ---Joe is somehow not stacking up against the hockey mom from Wasilla.

At least Joe has a lot of time on his hands on that train, as he’s looking out the window and into houses, to wonder just how in the heck he’s going to not get embarrassed in his debate with Sarah Barracuda.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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