Glenn Beck: Obama's on vacation from the vacation



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GLENN: We were just talking about the Obamas and they are finally getting a vacation and this time they are going to Martha's Vineyard. You know what it is, have you ever gotten on a vacation and they come home and said, I need a vacation from my vacation?

STU: All the time. We always try to come home on a Thursday from our vacation so we have a few days to recover because we need that time.

PAT: They are caught in sort of a vacation loop.

GLENN: They are. They are in a feedback loop that just won't stop. They are like, honey, I need another vacation from the vacation. And then they go on a vacation and they need a vacation and they are like, oh, I'm so tired from that vacation.

PAT: That vacation wiped me out.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Let's go on vacation.

GLENN: How many times has that happened to you?

PAT: It's getting old now.

GLENN: I know.

STU: You can’t tell he is not far removed from what people are going through.

PAT: Really not.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We're just not that far removed from what most Americans are going through.

PAT: No, they are really not. I made $5 1/2 million year after year after year.

GLENN: Really weird.

STU: Yeah, but he only made half of that the year before.

PAT: But I only got half of that.

STU: The year before that he only made 2.7 and then the year before that he only made 4.1 and the year before that he only made 1.

PAT: Sucks.

STU: And the year before that he only made 1.7.

PAT: Sucks.

STU: What's this guy doing for money?

PAT: 1.7, how did they even eat?

GLENN: So we were talking about these guys, and I said in the break, he said he's not that far removed, they used to have credit card debt. I remember it must have been about 1968 or 1970. I remember my folks clearly gathering us kids. So I must have been between 4 and 6 years old. Gathering us kids around the fireplace. We had a little house in a town called Mountlake Terrace just outside of Seattle and they gathered us around the fireplace and they cut their credit cards in front of us and they taught us, don't ever use credit cards. Don't. You have to use cash, we've gotten ourselves as a family into trouble because we bought things on credit and they are really, really not good. And they cut the credit cards in front of us and threw them in the fireplace.

PAT: I've done that before. It's true they are not good, if you don't have enough restraint and

GLENN: Well, no, I think what happens

PAT: You know.

GLENN: That's why I carry the that's why I carry the American Express card. Because you have to pay it off in 30 days.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You know what I mean?

PAT: If you are going to have one, that's the one to have.

GLENN: Because you need the credit. You need good credit. You need to have good credit but I don't want to have I like the American Express because you I know that I have to pay for it. I know at the end of the month, I don't have it now, I ain't going to have it at the end of the month. But still you could get in trouble with American Express.

STU: Yeah, it gives you discipline, though. I mean, you can't get into more than 30 days of trouble really.

GLENN: Right.

STU: Because it automatically gives you that discipline. But I mean, even a regular credit card to me, I'm more pro credit than everyone else here, I guess, but it's one of those things it's good to have options. I don't think there's any problem having credit or having access to credit in the case that you need it. But the point is that you don't just go out and buy television after television after television and run it up just because you have access to it. It's there for a reason. And if you need it in an emergency, it's great to have. My mom is like that because she always taught me to make sure you are very careful with your credit, and that's been a great lesson but it's one of those things that she will go out sometimes and she doesn't have a credit card with her. I'm like, Mom, what if your car breaks down? What if you need to get a hotel room? It's not always easy to find an ATM when you are in the middle of nowhere.

GLENN: Well, I remember when I was a kid and I just graduated from high school. I couldn't buy anything. How do you buy anything? My folks couldn't afford to co sign. My dad said, no. Co sign? No.

STU: Yeah, I wouldn't trust you.

GLENN: No. Well, no, he didn't have any money and if I would have, you know

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: You know, if I didn't make the payment, he couldn't make the payment and then, I mean, he worked hard for his credit. He's like, you know, sorry, son, you are going to have to save up and buy it, if you are going to buy a car, you are going to have to save up the cash and buy it, blah, blah blah. And I remember being in that loop where, you need to have credit but you can't get any credit. Now at least, you know, high school kids are getting credit cards. They get them mailed to them. You know, you go to college, you get a credit card. So you have a chance to build credit, which you need to have. You know, just even if you are buying, you know, you are buying, you know, a dinner a week on it that you have the cash in your pocket, you need that credit built up. Where we couldn't get that. When I was a kid, I couldn't get that. You couldn't get a credit card. Could you get a credit card when you were growing up?

PAT: No.

GLENN: No way.

PAT: No. Now they send them to 6 year olds in the house. My daughter April has received

GLENN: No, she has not.

PAT: Hey, you've been preapproved. Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: She's 7 or

PAT: Now she's 10, about you she got them when she was 7.

STU: And they say that there’s a credit crisis.

PAT: I know.

STU: I don't know why that occurred.

PAT: I know.

STU: Sending credit card offers to 6 year olds.

GLENN: That's unbelievable.

PAT: I think what they do is pretty much anybody with a Social Security number now gets one of those things in the mail.

STU: Imagine the damage you could have done at the Hello Kitty store. That would have been a shopping

PAT: American Girl? Oh, yeah. Oh, she would go nuts.

GLENN: My kids could go nuts with the street vendors in New York. If the street vendors have, like, a can O snakes, doesn't matter.

PAT: Can O shakes?

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: That's tempting.

GLENN: Did you have a problem with well, for instance, I'm having a problem right now with you.

PAT: With me?

GLENN: Yeah, with you.

PAT: Why?

GLENN: Monkey word game, word monkey?

PAT: You are having a problem with me on that?

GLENN: Well, yeah.

STU: Well, he is learning to spell, even better. Perhaps you should learn how to spell by using that.

GLENN: Have you stopped?

PAT: I've stopped completely playing that.

GLENN: You know what it is?

PAT: What?

GLENN: It's Jackie in part.

PAT: Yeah, in part.

GLENN: Did you take it off?

PAT: I haven't taken it off but I haven't used it. So I haven't needed to.

GLENN: Because he was becoming addicted to it. We were losing him with the Word Monkey.

PAT: I don't like that and so

STU: It's an iPad game, by the way. We didn't explain that.

PAT: It's an iPad game.

GLENN: Our littlest ones are like, they have taught me how to do things on the iPhone that I didn't even know. I mean, they taught

PAT: Raphe taught you how to do screen captures. Remember that?

GLENN: Had no idea. No idea. And I'm like, Raphe, how did you do that? He's 5. And he was like, oh, you just do this. I mean, it's just something wired in them. They are not trained yet on how things should be. And so they just figure them out. You know what I mean? Their mind is much more open to technology than ours because we're wired to still looking for the remote control button. You know, this should be here and this should be there.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: They are not there yet.

STU: Well, I think, too, it's an element of we think of things of how they work and I think there's less of that now. It's just how does it happen. I think of, like, we had so many, you know, pieces of technology that were not so automatic where you'd sit and think of a process and you'd think how does that process work for A to make B happen, where they just think of A makes B happen. It doesn't matter what happens in between. There's no disconnect. There's no connection there of, like, how a process occurs. It's just what buttons do I press to make this happen. That's a different way of thinking of things.

GLENN: That's not a good thing.

STU: I don't think it is but it's one of those things of, when you are like I think that's why adults, "I don't understand the e mail. Where is the Internet?" And they don't understand--

GLENN: That it's automatically logged on.

STU: It just happens. You don't think of how it happens. When you do control T, something occurs, that's the process to kids today. Where I think, you know, you thought of that as a mechanical development. You know, this weight pulls down this device which does this. You know what I mean? You are more involved in the process, I think. That's why they don't have that like it's almost like in the way for people of an older generation.

GLENN: Well, Raphe is just addicted to these, like, the phone thing.

PAT: The Word Monkey or is it

GLENN: No, no, it's, I don't know, exploding seagull game. And he just found it

PAT: Glenn Beck's kid hates seagulls!

GLENN: Baselessly.

PAT: Baselessly!

GLENN: It's some seagull thing that he just found this week and he'll go on Tania's phone and he'll just find stuff and he'll just start playing it, and he's been playing this one particular game. And I said yesterday because Tania said two days ago, I've got to get this away from Raphe. He'll play it all the time.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: technology.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: They just bend and they are gone.

PAT: Now you need to get him his own cellphone and credit card.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: He's 5 now. I mean, most kids in the neighborhood have one already.

GLENN: Well, he is not that far removed from the Obamas.

PAT: That's right.

GLENN: From the average plight of the Obamas.

PAT: And debt is good. And I think Raphe could go ring up some serious debt for you. Debt means wealth. You remember what Pete Stark told us?

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

STU: That's right. I forgot about that.

STARK: The national debt measures the wealth the wealthier we are. The national debt, it's an indication of wealth of the country, you are right.

VOICE: So the more you owe, the more you are worth?

STARK: In federal account in national scheme of things, that's quite right.

GLENN: All right. So here's the thing. Everyone forget everything we've just said about debt and credit cards.

PAT: That's good. It means you are rich.

GLENN: Go get credit cards.

PAT: Get credit cards, run it up.

GLENN: Nationally. He said nationally.

PAT: Yeah, national credit cards.

GLENN: So all of us nationally, get credit cards.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: And let's be the richest people on Earth.

PAT: Anywhere.

GLENN: Come Monday.

PAT: I like that.

GLENN: It's going to be one heck of a good weekend.

PAT: I'm putting a house on my credit card this weekend.

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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!