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GLENN: I believe that what America needs more of is poetry. I think that

PAT: Only if it's really good, though.

GLENN: Well, no, it's got to be like award winning poetry.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It has to be award winning, social justice, climate poetry.

PAT: That's what it has to be.

GLENN: Yeah. It's not I mean, if it's just any kind of poetry, well, then with

he don't need that. But award winning climate and social justice poetry, there's

nothing like it.

PAT: Preferably given by a, shall we say robust 16 year old girl. That's what I

think

GLENN: Oh, that never happens.

PAT: No.

GLENN: See, you wouldn't happen to have that on tape.

PAT: No, way. Well, wait. Do I?

(Audio playing)

GLENN: Here she comes.

PAT: Here she comes.

GLENN: You go, girl.

PAT: They're egging her on.

STU: She's going to speak truth to power here, I bet.

PAT: Truth to power.

GLENN: Van Jones is in the audience.

(Audio playing)

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California, the southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

applied five years ago when I was 11, when it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place.

PAT: You go, girl.

GLENN: Wait, wait.

VOICE: Broken like the wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning

jazz band. That was the

PAT: Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

GLENN: You have to hear this from the beginning. You have to really listen to

the audience. The audience

PAT: Great.

GLENN: This is in the Bay Area and Van Jones is there and he's about to award,

you know, for the greatest social justice, environmental movement kind of

poetry. Here she is talking about George Bush. She was 11. She was 11 and when

Katrina happened, and listen to the crowd. Play, can you play it again?

PAT: Yeah.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: She's standing and she's kind of, I don't know if I can do this.

PAT: She's kind of warming into it.

GLENN: Do it, do it.

PAT: Go, girl.

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California, the southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

applied five years ago when I was 11, when it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place. And Katrina wrecked Louisiana's ninth ward. The levees broken

like the wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

PAT: (Laughing). I love that! Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band.

STU: That's deep. That is deep.

PAT: Oh.

PAT: She nailed it.

GLENN: Man, she's got it on the ropes now.

PAT: She nailed it.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: The whole situation with that one sentence.

GLENN: Sounded like a drowning jazz band.

STU: Ooh!

PAT: Ooh.

VOICE: That was the standard number one applied five years ago but it is still

right here acceptable today because (inaudible).

(Audio playing)

GLENN: Okay. Stop, stop, some.

STU: Stop!

PAT: Double helix?

STU: Stop with your double helix! It's so ridiculous.

GLENN: Do we have the, do we have the presentation of the awards from Van Jones?

PAT: I didn't stick around for that.

GLENN: Because she oh, you didn't?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Oh, she won.

PAT: Did she win?

GLENN: She won.

STU: But that was really good, though.

GLENN: But, but, but... he couldn't just pick the top three. Oh, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No.

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: Oh, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No. No, we had to find the best four.

PAT: How many were there? Four?

GLENN: Yeah!

PAT: All right!

GLENN: And I want you to know you're all winners. You're all winners.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: That's right!

GLENN: No, you're not, Van. They're losers. They lost. They lost. Yeah, you walk

away you're not all winners. Otherwise you'd all get a prize. And only four of

them did, even though only three of them were supposed to. "We just couldn't, we

just, there's not enough slots because you're all winners. "

PAT: I don't think they were expecting the 16 year old to be as good as she was.

STU: Yeah, a drowning jazz band.

PAT: Drowning jazz band thing.

GLENN: That was really, really good. Now here

PAT: And then when she compared abortions to broken levees, that's when I knew

this, this woman is on it.

STU: And, you know, she's come out there and say talk about a helix, we would

all be like, whatever. But when she brought the double helix?

GLENN: She's bringing the double helix to town.

STU: Wow. She got

PAT: She brought it.

STU: She got George W. Bush there.

PAT: She brought it. She's all up in there.

GLENN: Is this video available on The Blaze?

STU: It is.

GLENN: It is? You have to watch this video.

PAT: It's funny.

GLENN: It's on TheBlaze.com. It is especially when you see her doing it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: When you see her doing it, it's a wall of sound. That's what it is. It's

just a wall of sound coming at you.

STU: I just love the self importance of it all. It's just this idea where she's

talking about the San Joaquin Valley and she's just in that, like

GLENN: We feed you!

STU: Yeah, when you're 16 years old, you believe what you think is that

important. You're convinced of it. And just the passion is admirable. It's just

passion toward nothing.

PAT: It's, I think to me it's the best poetry since...

GORE: One thin September soon, A floating continent disappears, In midnight sun,

Vapors rise as, Fever settles on an acid sea. Neptune's bones dissolve.

STU: She is better.

GORE: Snow glides from the mountain. Ice fathers floods for a season. A hard

rain comes quickly. Then dirt is parched. Kindling is placed in the forest for

the lightning’s celebration. Unknown creatures take their leave unmourned.

PAT: Kindling in a double helix.

GORE: Passion seeks heroes and friends, the bell of the city on the hill is

rung. The shepherd cries. The hour of choosing has arrived. Here are your tools.

PAT: Polar bears drown like a drowning jazz band in New Orleans when the levees

break and people get abortions.

GLENN: You know what's funny is when we released the Overton Window and we

released the ad do you have the ad by any chance? When we released the ad for

the Overton Window and it was Rudyard Kipling, they all jumped on the wagon on,

"Oh, this guy's crazy poetry. Glenn Beck's writing crazy poetry." No, it was

Rudyard Kipling.

PAT: And they were also saying it was nonsensical.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: It was ridiculous, it was pathetic. Because they thought you wrote it.

STU: Right. So that's their automatic response is to criticize.

GLENN: Automatic, it's ridiculous. Did you listen to the Al Gore poem? It's just

worst.

STU: That really is one of the greatest moments of audio of all time, though.

GLENN: What is it about these elitist snobs?

PAT: Neptune downs in the levees of New Orleans.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: SUVs can't be gassed up. They're drowning in Neptune's tears.

STU: (Laughing). So awful. Such an awful failure.

GLENN: Wait just a second. The Times and everybody else just comes out and just

says, "Oh, Glenn Beck is crazy." Now, let's play these poems back to back here.

Go ahead. Here's Rudyard Kipling.

(Audio playing)

VOICE: As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of man. There are only

four things certain since social progress began. That the dog returns to his

vomit and the sow returns to her mire. And the burnt fool's bandaged finger goes

warbling back to the fire. And then after this is accomplished and the brave new

world begins, when all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his

sins, as surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the gods of

the copybook headings with terror and slaughter return.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Whew.

GLENN: Okay? And if you know the whole poem, it's unbelievable. Now, here's the

whole poem from Al Gore.

GORE: One thin September soon, A floating continent disappears, In midnight sun,

Vapors rise as fever settles on an acid sea.

GLENN: Neptune's bones dissolve. Now wait. Now, go to the condom chick.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: I'm more entertained by the audience than by her.

PAT: They are. They're good.

GLENN: Yeah! Bring it!

STU: She's better than Gore, though. Even at 16. I think.

VOICE: I am a resident of Stockton, California. The southern sister of

Sacramento, the baby cousin of the Bay Area. That was the standard number one

required five years ago when I was 11. When it was 2005 and George W. Bush was

nine months into the second term of a presidency he shouldn't have even won in

the first place.

PAT: Go!

VOICE: And Katrina wrecked Louisiana's ninth ward. The levees broken like the

wings of a fallen angel. Disaster sounded like a drowning jazz band. That was

the

GLENN: Stop.

STU: That is awesome.

GLENN: With terror and slaughter returned. (Laughing). This time the gods of the

copybook headings, they are only going to dissolve Neptune's bones.



Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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?

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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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