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GLENN: And, by the way, healthcare is of course going to be fixed by those in Washington and they're doing it because they know best. Well, actually, I don't want to say that they think that they know what you think. How was it that ‑‑ I think Joe Biden put it best yesterday in the Healthcare Summit, here's what he said.

BIDEN: I'm always reluctant, after being here 37 years, to tell the people what the American people think. I think it requires a little bit of humility to be able to know what the American people think. But ‑‑ and I don't. I can't swear I do. I know what I think. I think I know what they think. But I'm not sure what they think.

PAT: I'm sorry? What?

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Look. I've only been here for about ten minutes, and I don't want to say I know what Joe Biden was thinking. I mean, I think I know what he thinks. But I'm not sure what he thinks, I think. You know what I'm saying.

STU: I think.

PAT: I think so.

GLENN: But, it is, you know, you need a lot of humility and sometimes some stupidity before you really think about what he was thinking and then say what you think he thinks. Anyway, then we have the humility. Remember, Joe Biden, play the beginning of that where he talks about humility.

BIDEN: I'm always reluctant after being here 37 years to tell people what the American people think. I think it requires a little bit of humility.

GLENN: Good. I got it. It requires a little bit of humility. Luckily, I think he was sitting next to Mr. Humble Pie himself.

OBAMA: We've got a couple of other people who want to speak we've gone about 55 minutes on this section. We're running over because we went long on the opening statements; and, you're right, there was an imbalance on the opening statements because I'm the president and so I made ‑‑ (Laughter) I didn't count my time in terms of dividing it evenly. In this section ‑‑

GLENN: Hold on a second. Do you notice there was no smile on his face? He's not kidding.

PAT: No, he's just dead serious. What I love about that.

GLENN: That's what I love about the crowds when they watch Obama and they laugh. And he doesn't ‑‑ he's not joking. He's not joking. He's as serious as Chaves. He's just not joking. What was the other one where he said and they were buried in a T‑shirt. Do you have that piece of audio?

PAT: I think so.

GLENN: This happens all the time. The guy, when he talks about himself, when he talks about his position, when he talks about how important the things that he is doing, people laugh because it's so incredibly arrogant. He's not joking. Do you have it, Pat?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Here it is. Listen.

OBAMA: I got a letter, I got a note, today, from one of my staff. They forwarded it to me from...

GLENN: Called e‑mail.

OBAMA: From someone in St. Louis who had been part of our campaign. Very active. Who had passed away from breast cancer.

GLENN: He's not kidding here.

OBAMA: She didn't have insurance.

GLENN: No insurance.

OBAMA: She couldn't afford it. So she put off having the kind of exams that she needed. Fought all through the campaign she was fighting it, but finally she succumbed to it. And she insisted she's going to be buried in an Obama T‑shirt. (Laughter).

GLENN: He's not kidding.

OBAMA: But think about this...

GLENN: Stop. When you look at him he looks from one prompter to another straight faced he's not kidding.

STU: Not the least. It's a joke revisionism. He says something straight and they try to convert it into a joke after by laughing.

PAT: Because they know how uncomfortable it is. They know how arrogant it is and they're trying to provide him a little bit of cover. Let's cover that one because and it will sound like he was kidding.

GLENN: No, no, I think people genuinely think he's kidding. I think that people in the audience, you know, think he's kidding. They haven't woken up to who this guy is yet. This guy is wearing a mask like you can't believe. So now let's go back to the healthcare summit where he's not counting my time because I'm the president. Oh, okay. So you've got the president now coming out with the summit. And John McCain would just like to get a point in here. Mr. President, I'd just like to say something.

McCAIN: Both of us during the campaign promised change in Washington. In fact, eight times you said that negotiations on healthcare reform would be conducted with the C‑Span cameras. I'm glad more than a year later that they are here. Unfortunately, this product was not produced in that fashion, that the administration would oppose drug reimportation from Canada. A proposal that you supported in the United States Senate.

OBAMA: John, could I just say...

McCAIN: Could I just finish, please. And at Christmas day the geography does not dictate what kind of healthcare they would receive. I thank you, Mr. President.

OBAMA:  Let me just make this point, John, because we're not campaigning anymore. The election's over.

McCAIN: I'm reminded of that every day.

OBAMA: So the ‑‑

PAT: Again, McCain tries to laugh it off. Not kidding. Not kidding at all. He's serious.

GLENN: He's serious.

PAT: He is.

GLENN: You can tell by the way he's jumping. John. John. No, let me finish. I'm the President of the United States. The President of the United States should have some sort of humility. When you need to move forward, you move forward. With the rest of the world you move forward, this is where we're moving. But not when you are trying to take your elected officials and have a dialogue on what we're going to do next. You're not dealing with Ahmadinejad here. You're dealing with John McCain. For the love of Pete, he's in your camp. He's a progressive. And he just moves forward. The guy, he's at 44% approval rating now Rassmussen. When this guy comes into hard times, look out. If this press ever really attacks him, if they would spend a week attacking him like they attacked George W. Bush, a week, this guy would come undone. You would see in a press conference a mask come off this guy. He's not screwing around. He's not screwing around.

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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