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GLENN: Just a real quick update on the fire. You know, I'd like to -- could we play the -- could we play the interview with "What's her name," Claire Shipman from ABC with Schwarzenegger yesterday. This is where -- she's with ABC now? This is where you want to have a movie star being your leader. Listen to this interview yesterday. Do you have it?



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SHIPMAN: So you think the comparison to Katrina that everybody's making in the back of their minds these days is a good one? In terms of state and federal? Arnold Schwarzenegger all you have to do is look around here and see how happy people are here. No one is screaming. No one is complaining about anything.

SHIPMAN: Well, you say everybody is working together but you have heard there's been some complaints from officials, for example, in Orange County who said if we only had more resources earlier, more planes, more firefighting resources, we might have been able to head off this fire that's ravaging Orange County right now.

SCHWARZENEGGER: Everybody's complaining about the planes, just wants to complain because that's a bunch of nonsense. The fact is we have all the planes in the world here. We have 90 air crafts here and they can't fly because of the wind situation.

SHIPMAN: At one point he even employed a heavy weight grip to make his case.

SHIPMAN: The point is you have to be ready to fly.

SCHWARZENEGGER: Trust me you are looking for a mistake and you won't find it. As much as you hate it, it's good news, trust me, okay?

GLENN: You know what? I think they do. I think they do because here's where the media -- now, the media has a story, the fires, and they have -- what you have to understand is the ratings. The ratings for these fires have been outrageous on television. If you've been doing live fire stuff, boy, people are just flocking to the television to watch. So it's like heroin. Now the media organizations have their fix and they don't want to go through withdrawals. You are going to start -- now we're going into the finger pointing place. As much as they say, you know, no, we want the good news, no, they don't. No, they don't. They don't want good news. They want to -- and let me ask you this: I think this story will go away if there's no George Bush evil conservative. You know, even around Schwarzenegger. If Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn't done anything -- if this just turns out to be mismanagement, A, arson, and B, mismanagement by the environmental wing and, you know, our forest service and everything else, if it's just that, this story will go away. But if there's any way to trap FEMA, to, you know, trap George Bush, to show how the evil conservatives stopped something through global warming, whatever, the story will go on and on and on and on and on. But just, I mean, it's a human tragedy and I don't know about you, but I look at the news and I see what's going on over in California and I think, here's a state that was prepared, and it's not easy for me to tip my hat to California and say, wow, looks like you had it down. Looks like they're doing a great job, at least in the response. I mean, you know, we could go -- we could go on and on and on about how this could have been prevented. Well, not all of it, but it didn't have to be this bad. It could go on and on about that. You want to save the kangaroo rat. No, I mean, you do. So God forbid you get rid of any of that dry brush because that kangaroo rat, the planet cannot live without.  

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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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