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GLENN: So, I don't know exactly what's up with the Michelle Obama's trip to Spain costing a ton of cash but don't worry. It's only for you. It's costing you $75,000 a day. The White House is firing back that she took a vacation with just a dear friend whose father died recently and there aren't 40 friends so, the media has it all wrong

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Just her a dear friend.

GLENN: Her and a dear friend.

PAT: Oh, wow.

GLENN: And 60 or 70

PAT: Not so dear

GLENN: Secret service. They're saying it's just the staff and

PAT: Oh, okay. Well, she does have I mean, we've seen that list, too. Supposedly she does a staff of 40 people.

GLENN: A cost of thousands.

PAT: Who were dear friends that she just employed at up to $100,000 or more a piece.

GLENN: Right. So, she's got that going for her. So, she was just going with a dear friend who has just lost her father.

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: And that's what's happening.

PAT: In Spain?

GLENN: Well, I don't know about in Spain but she's probably just, you know, holding her and rocking back and forth in Spain. I'm not sure how this is working, but some would say this is lavish, but we'll get the word because do we have the guy who actually helped lay this whole thing out on the phone, right? Yeah. We have him? Yeah. We'll go to him in just a second.

First let me play Chuck Todd. This is Chuck Todd on MSNBC talking about well, how did this thing actually happen?

TODD: You know, look. This is one of those things where you get the sense that it doesn't matter what the political guys or the west wing guys would have said about this, this was a private decision to do this and that's probably why this was a little more you know, sometimes when it's a political decision, you can say, defend it easily or criticize it easily and you get the sense here that there was something more to this than just pure politics.

GLENN: Like what?

PAT: Hey, like, wait, Chuck, like what?

VOICE: Chuck Todd just answered that question.

VOICE: I mean, this is in a very uncomfortable position. As I say I'll just be blunt about it I want my first family happy. So but they are the first family. So, they're going to be criticized, but this is part of a bigger narrative, isn't it, about Michelle Obama.

PAT: It's uncomfortable for MSNBC because they find themselves in a position that's untenable and unsustainable for them.

GLENN: Well, a lot of things are unsustainable, I hear. This vacation only happened because of George Bush. This vacation, I believe, was booked by the Bush administration.

PAT: Inherited.

GLENN: Inherited this Spanish vacation.

PAT: Holy cow.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: So, this was supposed to be Laura Bush's vacation and he just inherited it?

GLENN: Sure.

PAT: Whatever.

GLENN: Sure.

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: Really? And I think that, if you want to get into the politics of the past, we can look at past vacations of past Presidents, you know.

PAT: I don't remember George Bush or Laura ever going to Europe.

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: I think she did. Yeah, I think she did, but you're saying this is lavish?

PAT: I'm saying he went to Crawford and chopped wood a lot.

GLENN: And what did he do? This President went back to Chicago and hung out with Oprah Winfrey on his birthday.

PAT: And NBA stars. So

GLENN: And what man doesn't say, Hey, I want to go and hang out with Oprah Winfrey on my birthday? I mean, seriously. Stu, can you think of a man who doesn't say Oprah Winfrey on my birthday would be a

STU: It's her or Rachel Ray. That's who I want to hang out with.

GLENN: No. Seriously. You get into your Ford F 150 and you say, I'm going to Oprah's house. It's my birthday. I don't care what you say, Woman. I'm going and hanging out with the O lady.

STU: Sounds hot.

GLENN: It is. It's great. Now, we have Franc on the phone oh. It's not Franc. Who is it?

CALLER: It's Richard.

GLENN: Hi. Richard. How are you?

CALLER: I'm fantastic. I would say fabulous.

GLENN: You would say fabulous?

STU: In three words, fab u lous.

GLENN: You are the designer of this vacation?

CALLER: Well, I put this whole thing together for and I'm resenting a great deal. You're calling it lavish. There is nothing to be further from the truth. Today, for instance, let me just go over some of her schedule.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: Here's what I've arranged, a hot oil and platinum massage for the first lady and her entourage.

GLENN: Wait, wait. Hold it just a second. Wait, wait.

CALLER: She's sleeping on sheets made from the screens of beluga caviar.

GLENN: Wait, wait. Hold on just a second.

CALLER: You can actually eat her bed sheets. That means that saves us, you know, expensive chefs, you know, having to cook the beluga caviar in the morning.

GLENN: You don't cook beluga caviar.

CALLER: actually take the food from the plate to her mouth. And, of course, rather than having the first lady have to move on her own, because she is the first lady, you don't expect her to have to do that, so, we have four Eunuchs whose job it is to manipulate her limbs for her.

GLENN: Okay. I'm just wondering, who are the 40 friends that the White House is now denying that there are 40 friends with her? She says it's just

CALLER: There's just one dear friend.

GLENN: One dear friend. Who is the one dear friend?

CALLER: Just one dear friend who just lost a loved one and she's comforting her.

GLENN: Who is that? Do you know?

CALLER: I don't I can't I can't divulge her name.

GLENN: Now, how long has this been in the planning.

CALLER: This has been in the planning since the Bush administration.

GLENN: Since the Bush admission. So, did she know

CALLER: She would have been happy comforting this dear, dear friend in Washington or Chicago, but this is something she's inherited from the Bush administration. I have to tell you something. She hates all of this. I mean, every time every time she has to go on a vacation such as this, she weeps for the plight of the poor non First Family peasants in America.

GLENN: Really?

CALLER: That have nothing since the failed polls in

GLENN: Okay. The first night in Spain, the menu was sea bass tartar, strawberry gazpacho, sardines, and then the main course you know, everybody knows that wasn't the main course. Then the main course was lobster with sea weed risotto.

CALLER: And what's your point?

GLENN: Well, I'm just I'm thinking that maybe

CALLER: There should have been some filet in there, too?

GLENN: No. I'm thinking that may be a little over the top when we have an economy could I may I ask

CALLER: Sort of a surf and turf sort of feeling?

GLENN: Let me ask you this: I know that the President sold a lot of books, a lot of books, and I know you can make a lot much money selling a lot of books.

CALLER: There's nothing wrong with that, by the way.

GLENN: There is nothing wrong with that. You can sell all the books you want, but they're spending an awful lot of that money, you know. Where how did where do they get all the money for these kinds of I mean, it's like her sixth vacation in two months.

CALLER: And so what's your point?

GLENN: Well, she's got a designer coat coming from England. They called her and just said, Hey, let me design. She seems to spend a lot of money.

CALLER: Well, they're reimbursing taxpayers for over $350.

GLENN: What are you talking about?

CALLER: They're going to reimburse the taxpayers for $350.

GLENN: For what exactly?

CALLER: For the expenses of this trip.

GLENN: I think it's more than $350 that this trip cost.

CALLER: Well, yes, but some of this is because she's the first lady. This is I mean, you can't expect her to, what, take a canoe over to Europe? You can't expect her to sleep in a Motel 6 in Europe.

GLENN: Well, no, but I wouldn't mind if she took a I mean, you remember they flew over to you know, for the climate exchange thing, they flew overseas in the 747. You know, they could have done, you know, a phone conference on that. They seem to lecture us about, you know, how tough things are and also, you know, how unsustainable things are and cutting back and then also on greenhouse gases. Air Force 2 is $11800 an hour. That's

CALLER: Yes, but all of these things are paid for and so much more. All of these things are taken care of through the generosity of the social programs that they are working on passing for the American people.

GLENN: What are you hang on. What?

CALLER: All of these things are just they're all taken care of by the taxpayer, by the generosity of the Obama family making sure the people are taken care of by this government.

GLENN: So, you're saying that the 40 friends are over as part of a social program?

CALLER: Of course they are. Of course they are. This is all part of first of all, I told you at the beginning that she's helping a friend who is grieving right now.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: And there are 40 other people, not close personal friends but 40 other people who are also there who are being taken care of by the generosity

Glenn: So, this is a job program almost?

CALLER: Exactly right. She is saving and creating 40 jobs.

GLENN: So, this is like a vacation job, like you could be hired to go on vacation

CALLER: That's right. By the Obama family who have created and saved all of these jobs for the American people.

GLENN: Do you think maybe

CALLER: It makes me weep just thinking about the generosity.

GLENN: Do you think maybe she could have created those jobs and stayed a little closer to home and gone to the gulf?

CALLER: No. Because they would have been in the way.

GLENN: They would have been in the way of what?

CALLER: They would have been in the way in the gulf and it would there just would have been such a scene down there and you can't expect the Obamas to get in the way of the people who are doing their job, not removing oil because all the oil is pretty much gone.

GLENN: And so then you had to go to Spain? That was the only other

CALLER: They had to go to Spain. This was important for them to have to go to Spain to get out of the way of the gulf.

GLENN: They could have gone to California. California is struggling. They could have gone there.

CALLER: Create 40 jobs for people who are vacation job workers. This is a beautiful thing that she is sacrificing for the American people.

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The Biden Admin EXPANDED abortion access because they DON'T believe in the Constitution

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This month has already produced an extreme example of why we need a functional and more conservative Congress in order for America to have a chance at moving forward—because the Left does not believe in the Constitution.

Sure, if you confronted a Democrat in Congress, they would probably claim some sort of allegiance to the Constitution—but as a practical matter, they do not believe in it.

Instead, the Left has put all of their eggs in the basket of the executive branch. Why? Because it has the furthest reach through all the various departments, and it can move the fastest—in short, because it’s the most dictatorial. It only takes a department head to write a new memo, or even better, the President to sign a new executive order to carry the force of law.

The Left has put all of their eggs in the basket of the executive branch.

Do you recall any of the Left’s favorite Supreme Court decisions over the years—something like gay marriage for example—and how Republicans immediately tried to subvert it, using the executive branch to try to nullify the decision? Yeah, that never happened. But that is exactly what Democrats have done in recent weeks to expand abortion access.

Democrats only consider the Supreme Court legitimate when they approve of the decisions. When the miraculous overturning of Roe v. Wade happened last summer, President Biden called it “a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court.”

Democrats only consider the Supreme Court legitimate when they approve of the decisions.

Recently the FDA approved local pharmacies to issue abortion pills. For the first 20 years after these pills were developed, they were not treated like typical prescription drugs. They had to be dispensed in-person by a doctor. That in-person requirement is now gone.

Keep in mind that the Left’s go-to line is that abortion is always about the health and safety of women, yet a 2021 peer-reviewed study found that chemical abortions have a complication rate four times greater than surgical abortions. Between 2002 and 2015, the rate of abortion-related ER visits following use of the abortion pills increased by 507 percent.

Chemical abortions have a complication rate four times greater than surgical abortions.

And now the Biden administration is making these less-safe abortions much more accessible. Thanks to the FDA’s rule change, Walgreens and CVS have already agreed to dispense abortion pills in states where abortion is legal—effectively turning these stores into new abortion clinics.

As for states that have abortion bans, "Team Biden" announced a new way around those too. Three weeks ago, the Justice Department issued a legal opinion that the U.S. Postal Service is allowed to deliver abortion pills anywhere, even in places where abortion is illegal. What’s their rationale? That the sender cannot know for sure whether the recipient will use the pills illegally or not. So it’s totally okay.

The U.S. Postal Service is allowed to deliver abortion pills anywhere, even in places where abortion is illegal.

Georgetown Law professor Lawrence Gostin told the Washington Post that this Justice Department opinion is “a major expansion of abortion access in the United States.”

So, to recap—the Biden administration has used the FDA, the Justice Department, and the Post Office, which all fall under the executive branch, to provide an end-run around the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

Expanding abortion was easy—simple policy tweaks and declarations that carry the force of law without an ounce of input from actual lawmakers in Congress—all because it comes from the grotesque, bloated, apparently pro-death executive branch.

Glenn is one of the most outspoken critics of the World Economic Forum and their vision to use crises to reconstruct the world order known as The Great Reset. The recent WEF summit in Davos confirms what Glenn has long warned about: globalist elites seek to upend our democracy, freedoms, and way of life to achieve their utopian climate goals. Here are 15 quotes from the 2023 Davos Summit, revealing their true intentions in their own words:

1. Saving the planet

When you hear the word, "Davos," the first thought that should pop into your mind is an elite group getting together to save the world from imminent climate disaster... at least they think of themselves that way. According to John Kerry:

I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet.

2. Private jets

What most people think when they hear the word "Davos" is a group of global elites flying in on private jets to talk about climate change... and yes, John Kerry does own a private jet, no matter how many times he denies it:

I fly commercial [...] Exclusively.

3. Global Collaboration Village

You always hear some weird, dystopian projects coming out of WEF, like "The Global Collaboration Village," a new metaverse community aimed at strengthening "global cooperation." It sounds like the next installment of Brave New World. According to Klaus Schwab, Founder and President of the WEF:

The Global Collaboration Village is the pioneering effort to use the metaverse for public good, to create global cooperation and to strengthen global cooperation in the metaverse or using metaverse technologies. For me, it's a dream coming true because the village allows the Forum to create a more larger and open platform where everybody can participate.

4. Climate revolution

However, the core theme throughout WEF summits is the immediate need for a climate revolution and how businesses are selfishly blocking the revolution because they want to make an extra buck. Here's how John Kerry summed up the sentiment:

How do we get there? The lesson I have learned in the last years [...] is money, money, money, money, money, money, money.

5. Do or die

This often turns into alarmist language, like having to choose between wealth and our planet's survival... Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at University of Amsterdam, said it eloquently:

If we do the minimum at this pivotable moment in our history, then we and our children – even if we are rich – will live in the danger zone. But if we – business people, governments, citizens, cities – take action today, then we and our children will have a future worth looking forward to.

6. Colossal risks

Potsdam Institute's director Johan Rockström, used similar language, claiming we are "taking colossal risks with the future of civilization":

We are taking colossal risks with the future of civilization on Earth, we are degrading the life support systems that we all depend on, we are actually pushing the entire Earth system to a point of destabilization, pushing Earth outside of the state that has supported civilization since we left the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

7. Rain bombs

"Colossal risks" like... rain bombs? We didn't make that up. Ask Al Gore:

That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs.

Courtesy of the World Economic Forum

8. Survival comes down to this

How do we secure our survival? According to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, we have to "end our addiction to fossil fuels." This entails wiping out our entire energy industry, displacing millions of workers, and relying on global governments to usher in a new green industry. In his words:

So, we need to act together to close the emissions gap, and that means to phase out progressively coal and supercharge the renewable revolution, to end the addiction to fossil fuels, and to stop our self-defeating war on nature.

9. Complete transformation

It isn't hyperbolic to argue that the globalist climate goals will completely transform the world economy. Even EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted:

The net-zero transformation is already causing huge industrial, economic and geopolitical shifts – by far the quickest and the most pronounced in our lifetime. It is changing the nature of work and the shape of our industry.

10. Scientific necessity

Of course, to bring about this "net-zero" transformation, we will have to override small, "political expediencies" like democracy to do what is "scientifically necessary." According to Zurich Insurance Group’s head of sustainability risk John Scott:

We’re living in a world right now where what’s scientifically necessary, and what is politically expedient don’t match.

11. Illegal hate speech

Doing away with "political expediencies" would also require the censorship of dissent, which would likely manifest in hate-speech laws. When asked by Brian Stelter how the discussion of disinformation relates to everything else happening today in Davos, European Commission VP Věra Jourová shared this prediction:

Illegal hate speech, which you will have soon also in the U.S. I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law.

12. Climate first

We will also have to forego national interests on the international stage. America won't be able to advocate for policies and interests that benefit Americans. Instead, we will sacrifice national interests for the sake of global climate interests. French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said:

The key question is not China First, US First, Europe First. The key question for all of us is Climate First.

13. The role of war

We can also expect globalist leaders to use crises, like the war in Ukraine, to expedite the "net-zero transformation." Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz said:

Ultimately, our goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045 has been given an additional boost by Putin’s war. Now we have even more cause to move away from fossil fuels.

14. Blame game

Globalist leaders will continue to blame ALL of the crises in our society on climate change to justify the "net-zero transition," from the energy shortage to "mistrust, selfishness [and] xenophobia." Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez said:

Our present struggle is not only against Putin or the energy shortage. It is also against fear, mistrust, selfishness, xenophobia, and environmental disaster. And its outcome will define life in the West and beyond for decades to come.

15. Sacrifice for the greater good

While we sacrifice our national interests for the sake of the "greater global good," we can expect our foreign enemies, like China, to benefit. Suisse Chairman Axel Lehmann said:

The growth forecasts now for China is 4.5%. I would not personally be surprised when that would be topped.

Conclusion

Glenn has been clear about the distinction between wanting to transition to green practices on your own accord and being forced into that transition by globalist, unelected elites. Leaders at Davos will continue to use alarmist language to justify their crackdown on democracy and freedom to bring about their leftist utopia. We have to cut through the alarmist language and in order to protect our freedoms.

Glenn has focused on exposing the dark side of the gender movements waging our culture war, and now, there's a new "trend" emerging as an offshoot to the transgender movement. A growing online community, particularly of men, who consider themselves "involuntarily celibate" or "incels" believe they can live a better life as a trans woman. Why? This community purports the world is rigged against men, particularly against traditionally "unattractive men." What's the solution? Stop being a man...

Incel or "involutarily celibate" communities have existed online in the dark corners of Reddit and Discord for years. The groups are marked by a hatred towards women, blaming them for rigging the world in their favor and denying them of sex. Several members of this growing community have been responsible for large acts of violence, most notably Alek Minassian, who killed 10 and injured 16 after driving a van into a busy area of Toronto in 2021.

However, the transgender movement has presented a new option for incel members: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em... or, in the Transmaxxers' case, "become them."

The online Transmaxxer's Manifesto says, “Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.” According to the manifesto, transitioning to female not only opens up a different pool of sexual partners, but moreover, you gain access to female-only spaces and are “able to extract resources from males.”

“Since females have the upper hand on the dating market, transitioning from male to female will usually improve your options when it comes to getting sex.”

Another member wrote, "If you do not currently feel like living as a female you might have to work on fixing that ... Identifying as male or being emotionally attached to a male body is bad for you if being male results in you living a bad life.”

This new movement is significant because it is in stark contrast to the mainstream narrative that "transgenderism" is an innate quality. Now, it can be an "option" people choose for social advantage. A moderator going by the alias “Vintologi” on the Transmaxxing Discord server, which boasts over 1,200 members, told The Daily Caller:

Transmaxxing is about transitioning for personal gain rather than focusing on things like "gender identity." ... What matters when it comes to medical transition is whether or not said transition would actually be beneficial, thus the extent to which gender identity is innate does not inform us much regarding when medical transition is appropriate.

One incel member on Reddit lamented that he can't Transmaxx to "have sex with white trans women" and to have "all the benefits of [being] female."

Transmaxxing sheds light on a concerning issue as an increasing number of people, particularly the youth, identify as "transgender." What used to be considered as a "finge case" is now being seen as a social advantage. Glenn recently sat down with de-transitioner Chloe Cole, and the amount of pressure she experienced to become a transgender man AS A TEENAGER was ASTOUNDING. She discussed the new community, friendships, and affirmation she gained when she started her transition journey, and she lost ALL of those social perks when she began de-transitioning. She exchanged affirmation for death-threats, friendships for stone-cold silence.

Transmaxxing is a very specific example of a larger movement that is deeply concerning. Not only is the thansgender ideology problematic on its own merits, but now, we are seeing a rise of a distinction of "social advantage" based on gender affiliation. This is deviating away from the original notion that transgenderism is an innate quality. Now, many consider it more "socially advantageous" to identify as transgender than with your biological gender.

At the same time President Biden's misplaced classified documents were sitting in his house, garage, and office at the Penn Biden Center, a whole lot of Chinese money was flowing around him. Is this just a coincidence, or did the Chinese get anything in return? Investigative journalist John Solomon joins to break down what was going on here ...

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