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GLENN: First of all let me just get this out on the table. Much to about half of the country, much to their chagrin and grave, grave disappointment, I'm not dying.

PAT: Oh, wow. Oh, gosh.

STU: Wait a minute.

PAT: Man!

GLENN: You guys aren't supposed to be part of the

STU: So typical. I mean the

PAT: The last two days.

STU: I want one thing to go my way, one. Unbelievable.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: You guys are going to be in the other 50%.

PAT: We almost had the show, almost.

STU: Typical.

PAT: He was right there. Right there at my fingertips!

GLENN: Okay. I'm a little confused by this now. So they ruled out cancer, they ruled out MS which was kind of a spooky one.

PAT: Those are big.

GLENN: They ruled out lupus.

PAT: Which is also nasty.

GLENN: Yeah. Although it kind of sounds fun.

PAT: Lupus? No.

GLENN: I know it's not, but doesn't it sound that's too happy of a name.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: You know?

STU: They need a rebranding of that

GLENN: You need a rebranding of that. You're like, lupus, that's better than cancer.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Cancer just sounds bad. Lupus, if you don't know anything about it, you're like

PAT: That sounds good. That's not bad.

GLENN: Kind of like Froot Loops. I like Froot Loops.

STU: It sounds like a character on a Froot Loops box.

GLENN: It does.

STU: Hey, it's Lupus the Froot Loop mascot. It does sound like it.

GLENN: It does. But it's definitely not.

STU: Fairly clear it's not.

GLENN: And so they've ruled that one out. They believe that I have small fiber neuropathy. However they are now counting the nerves, which is great. They get to take a couple of chunks out of you and then they just count the nerves. And apparently you're supposed to have a certain number of nerves in one place in your body and a certain number of nerves in the other place. I have to tell you as somebody who has ADD, I cannot imagine going under a microscope and counting somebody's nerves.

PAT: I there's no way.

GLENN: Be like, I don't know, there's more than a dozen. I don't know. (Laughing). Just awful. The I also, they think I have what is the other thing? Raynaud's? Which I guess is common and no big deal. The small fiber neuropathy, they don't you know, they don't know what's causing it. That can be no big deal. That can be kind of dicey but nothing threatening. Just, you know, just me walking around going, ow, that hurts, occasionally, would be the, I think the worst case scenario on that.

The vocal cords, they don't know. I've got what's called a vocal fold and half of the vocal cords have gone into some sort of paralysis. They are thinking that it is a virus at this point but that's just because the

PAT: That's really good. That's way better than the alternatives for that one, right?

GLENN: Yeah. They thought it was a they thought it was a major nerve that was

PAT: Be bad.

GLENN: was running out of my head. And let me tell you something. If you like MRIs and who doesn't if you, if you've experienced the splendor that is what I like to call the tube of coffin like death, they make it even better if they're doing an MRI with your head on your head and neck. It took me 90 minutes. I don't know if anybody's ever had that. If you have, right now you're in the car wherever you are going, oh, my gosh, that's horrible, they make that whole coffin like experience even better by putting your face in a cage.

PAT: There's no way I could do that.

GLENN: Yeah, it's great.

PAT: I don't know how you did that.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: They would have to put me out.

GLENN: No.

PAT: I would have to be in a coma to have that happen.

GLENN: No. I had Valium yesterday and that was not nearly enough. I had Valium and I'm like, I'm fine, I'm going to be just fine. They put the cage over my face and I'm like, wait, wait, you didn't tell me about a cage over my face. Wait a minute, I'm really freaking out here.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: And then they're like, okay, now we're going to put you in a tube. Wait, with a cage on my face?

PAT: (Laughing). There's no way I could do that.

GLENN: Oh, it is un

PAT: That's unpleasant.

GLENN: You got the picture, didn't you? Send that in. Put that up on The Blaze. Have them post that on The Blaze or something.

PAT: Disquieting for sure.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: It's unpleasant.

GLENN: It is really unpleasant.

PAT: I don't know how you did that.

GLENN: And then they and then they brought me down, downstairs to the PET scan. Now, this is how my day started yesterday. Yesterday they started sticking needles in me and running juice through them and going, let's see if your let's see if your foot moves with this. I'm like, wait a minute, are you going to plug ow! You know, and they would they would give you a they gave me all kinds of shocks. And so that's how the day started. Then I had my face in a cage. Then they were going to take a chunk out of me, two chunks out of me and then I had the PET scan, which, a PET scan is they give you a radioactive isotope and then they take pictures of your entire body to see how that isotope is burning with your sugar to see if you have cancerous cells at all anywhere in the body. Now, they came in and said, we want you to know that this is akin to having a thousand chest x rays.

PAT: So they're going to give you cancer essentially in order to check for cancer.

GLENN: Correct. And they said it is, it is the equivalent of the, being exposed to the Nagasaki or Hiroshima bomb. And I'm like, didn't those weren't they just burned into shadows on the sidewalk? I don't know if that's a really do I survive this little, we're going to take a quick peek in you and give you cancer kind of thing?

STU: Isn't there a first do no harm sort of thing?

GLENN: That's what they said, that both doctors came in and said, we don't think you have cancer, we've done all these other tests. Because I had two MRIs, two CAT scans, something else and then I was going into the PET scan and they said, we've read all of the others, we don't think you have cancer, and you really get one this is a silver bullet and you get one shot at this. And, you know, if you don't have it now but we find out that you have cancer sometime down the road, you won't be able to really look for it with this because then you've got 2,000 chest x rays and you've been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And I'm like, yeah, I don't think that's good.

PAT: No.

GLENN: So we didn't do that one. But I went out to the Huntsman Cancer Institute out in Utah. That's where I was for the four days over the weekend and the last two days, and I can't thank them enough. This these people and these doctors out there were remarkable and they worked with my doctors in New York. And it ended yesterday with this doctor, Dr. Dunson, who is I think the best doctor I've ever, ever seen. I've never been with this doctor spent like two hours of me getting a medical history, and he finished it with, have I missed anything? And I said, well, besides, like, my actual baby teeth and pictures of me in utero, no, I don't think so. But he ended with talking to me a little about spirituality and it was amazing. It was truly, truly amazing. I'll get into that a little bit tomorrow. But I want you to know today that I'm not dying.

 

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.

"We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," tweeted pro-choice organization NARAL.

“Now, I don't know much about Kavanaugh, but I'm skeptical because his name is Brett," said late night show comedian Stephen Colbert. “That sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at a Ruby Tuesday's. 'Hey everybody, I'm Brett, I'll be your Supreme Court justice tonight. Before you sit down, let me just clear away these rights for you.'"

But as Glenn Beck noted on today's show, Steven Colbert actually changed the pronunciation of his name to sound French when he moved from South Carolina to Manhattan … perhaps to have that certain je ne sais quoi.

Watch the clip below to see Colbert attempt to explain.

Colbert's name games.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

Before the President left for Europe this week, he issued a pardon to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond, and Hammond's 49-year-old son Steven. If those names sound familiar, you might remember them as the Oregon cattle ranchers who were sentenced to five years in prison for setting a fire that spread onto a portion of federal land in Oregon. In 2012, the jury acquitted the Hammonds on some, but not all of the charges against them, and they went to prison.

After serving a short term, the Hammonds were released, only to be sent back to prison in 2015 when the Obama administration filed an appeal, and a federal court ruled the Hammonds had been improperly sentenced.

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It was the Hammonds being sent back to prison that sparked an even more famous standoff in Oregon. The perceived injustice to the Hammonds inspired the Bundy brothers, Ryan and Ammon, to storm onto the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon with other ranchers and militiamen, where they engaged in a 41-day armed standoff with federal agents.

The presidential pardon will take some time off the Hammonds' five-year sentences, though Steven has already served four years, and his father has served three. The White House statement about the pardons called their imprisonment "unjust" and the result of an "overzealous" effort by the Obama administration to prosecute them.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

The pardon is the second major move President Trump has made since taking office to signal greater support of residents in Western states who desire to see more local control of federal lands. Last December, Trump signed the largest rollback of federal land protection in U.S. history when he significantly reduced the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah.

Critics say President Trump's actions will only encourage other fringe militia groups in the West to try more armed standoffs with the government. But have these critics considered Trump's actions might just have the opposite effect? Making citizens in the West feel like the government is actually listening to their grievances.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

Artful Hypocrisy: The double standard is nauseating

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All right. Prepare to jazz snap, because what you're about to hear is perfect for the nauseatingly pretentious applause of the progressive crowd.

For one, it centers around an artwork titled "untitled (flag 2)" by German artist Josephine Meckseper. Smeared with black paint and the engraving of a striped sock, which according to the artist "takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border." The German-born artist adds: "Let's not forget that we all came from somewhere and are only recent occupants of this country – native cultures knew to take care of this continent much better for thousands of years before us. It's about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us."

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It frowns out at the world like some childish, off-brand art project. Sponsored by the Creative Time Project, the art project is part of a larger series titled "Pledges of Allegiance," in which each artist designs a flag that "points to an issue the artist is passionate about, a cause they believe is worth fighting for, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively." Most of the other flags have clouds, blank canvas laziness, slogans like A horror film called western civilization and Don't worry be angry, as well as other heavy-handed imagery.

"The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States. I divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council."

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully.

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully. They are expressing their opinions with their right to free speech. We don't have to like it, or condone it, or even call it art, but we'd be shooting ourselves in the foot if we didn't at least respect their right to freedom of speech. I mean, they'll probably be the same people who throw a tantrum anytime someone orders a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, but that's their problem, isn't it? We're the ones who get to enjoy a chicken sandwich.

There is one problem with the flag. It's being displayed at a public university. Imagine what would happen if a conservative art collective stained rainbow flags and called it an art project and raised it on a flag pole at a public university. Or if the University of Texas raised a rebel flag and called it art. And there's the key. If conservatives and libertarians want to be political on campus, do it under the guise of art. That'll really steam the preachy bullies up.

Last Monday night, President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Over the coming weeks, we will get to witness a circus with politicians and the media competing with each other to see who can say the most outrageous thing about the candidate nominated and highlight who they would have nominated. We will then witness the main event – the hearings in the Senate where Kavanaugh will be asked questions with an agenda and a bias. Below are 6 things he (or any future nominee) should say, but will he?

Ideology

The folks in media on BOTH sides are looking for a nominee who shares their ideology. Our friends on the left want a nominee who is liberal and many of our friends on the right want a nominee who is a conservative. As the next Justice of the Supreme Court, I state clearly that while I have my own personal ideology and belief system, I will leave it at the door of the Supreme Court when I am working.

The idea of a Justice having and ruling with an ideology is wrong and not part of the job description – my job is to review cases, listen to all arguments and base my sole decision on whether the case is constitutional or not. My own opinions are irrelevant and at times may involve me ruling against my personal opinion.

Loyalty

Loyalty is a big word in politics and politicians love to demand it from people they help and nominate. As the next Justice, I should state I have no loyalty to any party, any ideology, or to any President; even to President Trump who nominated me. MY loyalty only belongs in one place – that is in the Constitution and in the oath I will take on a successful appointment; which in part reads, "

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Role of Government

During any confirmation hearing, you will hear questions from politicians who will bring up cases and prior rulings to gauge what side of the issue they share and to see how they rule. Would Kavanaugh show the courage to highlight the Constitution and remind those in the hearing that he won't always rule on their side, but he will enforce the Constitution that is violated on a daily basis by Congress? He should use the opportunity of a hearing to remind this and future governments that the Constitution calls for three co-equal branches of government and they all have very different roles on responsibilities.

The Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of Congress – there are 18 clauses under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution which grants certain powers to the legislature and everything else is to be left to the states. If Congress passes a law that is not covered under those 18 clauses, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional? Likewise, the Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of the Presidency. The role of the President has grown un-Constitutionally since President John Adams and 1797 Alien & Sedition Act. If any President acts outside the clear boundaries of Article 2, or decides to pass laws and act without Congress, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional?

Damaged Constitution

Will Kavanaugh point out one of the worst rulings of the Court - the ruling of Marbury v Madison in 1803? This increased the power of the Court and started the path of making the Court the sole arbiter and definer of what is and is not constitutional. We saw this with President Bush when he said (around 2006/2007) that we should just let the Supreme Court decide if a bill was Constitutional or not.

This is not the government America's founders had in mind.

Every two, four, and six years, new and returning members of Congress take an oath of office to preserve, defend, and protect the Constitution of the United States. Every member of Congress, the President, and the nine justices on the Supreme Court hold a duty and responsibility to decide on whether a bill is Constitutional or not.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government. It's time members of Congress and the President start to take their oaths more seriously and the people demand they do.

It is wrong for someone to abdicate their responsibility but it also puts Americans in danger of tyranny as the Supreme Court has gotten many decisions wrong including the cases of Dred Scott, Korematsu and Plessy v Ferguson.

Decision Making

If you have ever listened to any argument before the Supreme Court, or even read some of the decisions, you will notice two common threads. You will notice the Constitution is rarely mentioned or discussed but what we call precedent or prior case law is discussed the most.

Will Kavanaugh clearly state that while he will listen to any and all arguments made before him and that he will read all the rulings in prior cases, they will only play a very small part in his rulings? If a law violates the constitution, should it matter how many justices ruled on it previously, what precedent that case set, or even what their arguments were? Would he publicly dismiss this and state their decisions will be based largely on the actual Constitution and the intent behind our founder's words?

Role of SCOTUS

Lastly, will Kavanaugh state that there will be times when they have to make a ruling which they personally disagree with or that will potentially hurt people? Despite modern thinking from people like Chief Justice Roberts, it is not the job of a Supreme Court Justice to write laws.

The sole job is to examine laws and pass judgment on their Constitutionality. A law can be passed in Congress and can have the best and most noble intentions, but those feelings and intent are irrelevant if it violates the Constitution.

Conclusion

When you watch the media over the coming weeks, how many of these points do you think will be debated on either side? When you watch the confirmation hearings, do you think Brett Kavanaugh will make any of these points?

Lastly, put yourself in the Oval Office. If you knew someone would make these points, would you nominate them? Would your friends and family?