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GLENN: Also, I want to get into this bizarre press conference on Friday with

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. I've never --

PAT: I've never seen that before, before..

GLENN: That's so bizarre.

PAT: If that was George Bush and H. W. Bush doing a press conference there,

where one takes over for the other and the other leaves and it's the

non-President now, the former President, taking over --

GLENN: When the President says --

PAT: The press would have had a field day with that.

GLENN: And when the President says, I've got to go, I will tell you this, I've

got to go, I'm keeping the first lady waiting, you know -- the other President

would say, thank you, good night, and leave. He doesn't just then lean on the

counter and, like, Okay, so, now we've got him out of the way. Let's do some

real talking here. It was bizarre.

PAT: It really was.

GLENN: Do you know what I thought of this morning? I woke up in the middle of

the night and sometimes completed thoughts -- the only time I have completed

thoughts in the middle of the night, but I thought to myself, okay, we're

talking about a new global structure. They're talking about global everything.

They're changing the structure of what we are and does anybody know what we're

changing into? We can guess, but when we had the Constitution, the Federalist

papers are -- were arguments to convince the people that this is what we needed

to do and have a Constitution and not an articles of confederation. And so they

convinced them, this is what we need to do. I have not heard anybody lay out the

case on this is the new global structure and this is what it does and how it

works, this is the new structure in the United States, that we can just bypass

Congress, where we have creepy, you know, two-President press conferences. I

don't know what is even happening anymore. Where is the case to lay out whatever

this new global government is going to be and what are we going to call it? New

global order, new democratic socialist states? What is it? What are we building?

Because I'd like to know. Will anyone in the press ask, because we have this

bizarre press conference happening, we have fires -- they started the fires yet

again in London. We have democratic socialists globally marching in the streets.

This is not an American thing. This is a global change and I wonder when people

are going to get it. I wonder what it's going to take before people get it. Play

a little of the Bernie Sanders. What are we doing with Bernie Sanders? Why are

we -- why are we talking to a socialist? Listen.

SANDERS: So, these cry babies, these multimillionaires and billionaires, these

people who are making out like bandits, they are crying and crying and crying,

but their effective tax rates for the top 400 income earners in America was cut

almost in half.

GLENN: Okay. Can I ask a question? Why are we talking about the top 400 tax

earners?

PAT: Why would you cut it off there? Why in the world would you cut it off

there?

GLENN: Let's talk about the 800 lowest in America. Why would we talk about that?

That doesn't make any sense

STU: Because they know they can pull a number out and it sounds impressive, even

if the tax doesn't apply to the top 400.

GLENN: What they're talking about there is --

PAT: Dividends.

GLENN: Dividends.

PAT: Because if you're -- if you're a billionaire, you still pay the 36% or

whatever it is

STU: Yeah. 35, yeah.

PAT: You can't get half that rate. You can't

STU: Right. When all of your money comes from investments that you've made with

money that has already been taxed, then you get taxed the second time.

PAT: And what they don't say it's you've already been taxeded on the first part

of that.

GLENN: So, you're paying 36% plus 15%

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Because you paid it -- you earned the first time. You paid. Then you took

that money and you invested it.

PAT: Sorry. We're just helping.

GLENN: Why don't you-guys just --

STU: I like to think where we complete the words you're about to say, it's

effective radio.

GLENN: Stu

STU: You're fired.

GLENN: So, here it is. Here's some more.

SANDERS: 1992 to 2007 and I think the point that needs to be made is that --

PAT: Here's a point that needs to be made.

SANDERS: When is enough enough? And not really -- (Inaudible) we're talking

about.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Stop. When is enough enough?

PAT: When do you have enough money? I don't know. Bernie, why don't you set that

level for us? Is it $100,000 and then you just can't make anymore? The

government gets every penny over 100 grand.

GLENN: Let me say that I had a conversation with John Huntsman, who is a

billionaire, has been on the Forbes fortune, what, 50?

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: For a very, very long time and fell off two years ago because he's giving

his money away and I was in his backyard and we were talking up to his porch and

I'll never forget it. We were halfway up the stairs and he stopped me and he

said, Glenn, you have to decide how much, how much is enough and I said, Excuse

me? And he said, How much do you want to make? What is enough to have? And I

said, I don't know. And he said, You should decide. You should decide. And I

said, All right. Why? And he said, Because you can get trapped in it. He said,

The people that I have known, they can so easily say it's 10 million, it's 20

million, then it's 50 million, then it's 100 million. He said, It never, ever

will be enough, he said, So, you should decide what's enough for your family and

then pursue it for other reasons, but decide what's enough and I said, Well,

what do you think is enough? He said, Oh, no. That's for you to decide. That's

the key. . That's for you to decide, not for Bernie Sanders to decide, not for

President Obama to decide, not for anyone else to decide, not for John Huntsman

to decide for Glenn Beck, not for Glenn Beck to decide for you. How much is

enough? You decide. I mean, I really -- I really don't understand it other

than -- I mean, let's go to Karl Marx 10 planks to seize power and destroy

freedom. Are you ready? His 10 planks. No. 1 is abolish property in land and

application of all rents of land to public purpose. So, in other words, let me,

let me just see if I can think out of the box here. Let's say Freddie Mac and

Fannie Mae, they decide to just buy up all of the mortgages and all of the loans

for buildings.

PAT: That sounds preposterous.

GLENN: I know. Only 98% of them this year. And then they would say, Hey,

let's -- do you know what? People can't pay their mortgages. We'll just absorb

it and you just pay rent to the Federal Government. That's No. 1 on Karl Marx's

10 planks to seize power. No. 2 is a heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

PAT: You would never have that here.

GLENN: No. 3, abolition of all rights of inheritance.

PAT: See, that would never -- I mean, like an estate tax sort of thing, where

they take, you know --

GLENN: No. 4 is confiscation of property of all immigrants and rebels. No. 5,

centralization of credit in the hands of the state. Well, wait a minute. Hang on

just a second. You mean like credit like -- you mean like nobody gets a student

loan without going to the government?

STU: Yeah or, like, 90% of all mortgages came from a government sponsored

entity, something like that.

PAT: Good thing that's never going to happen.

GLENN: Centralization of meanings of communication. What does that -- that

means, like, trying to control the --

PAT: FCC would take over the Internet and control, like, through fairness

doctrine radio.

GLENN: Centralization of transport in the hands of the state.

PAT: Transport in the hands of the states, like the FAA feeling you up, going

onto an airplane or something like that, where they make it really tough to

travel. (Laughter.)

GLENN: Extension --

PAT: That would never happen.

GLENN: Extension of factories and instruments of production. The bringing in to

cultivation of waste lands in the improvement of the soil.

STU: I'm all about soil improvement.

GLENN: Equal liability of all labor.

STU: Hum.

GLENN: Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, the gradual

abolition of the distinction between town and country by more equitable

distribution of the population over the country. Free education for all

children.

PAT: Oh, I'm glad we're not even thinking about that.

GLENN: We've got almost all 10 of them happening right now.

It's not as easy as it used to be for billion-dollar entertainment empires like The Walt Disney Company. It would be more streamlined for Disney to produce its major motion pictures in its own backyard. After all, abortion in California is readily available, as well as a protected, cherished right. And since abortion access is critical for movie production, right up there with lighting equipment and craft services, you would think California would be the common-sense choice for location shooting. Alas, even billion-dollar studios must pinch pennies these days. So, in recent years, Disney, among other major Hollywood studios, has been farming out production to backwater Southern lands like Georgia, and even Louisiana. Those states offer more generous tax breaks than Disney's native California. As a result, Georgia for example, played host to much of the shooting for the recent worldwide box office smash Avengers: Endgame.

But now it looks like it's Georgia's endgame. The state recently passed what is known as a "heartbeat" bill – a vicious, anti-woman law that would try to make pregnant women allow their babies to be born and actually live. It's a bridge too far for a major studio like Disney, which was largely built on creating family entertainment. How can Disney possibly go about making quality movies, often aimed at children, without access to unfettered abortion? It's unconscionable. Lack of abortion access makes it nearly impossible to shoot movies. So, what's a major studio to do? Disney might have considered migrating its business to Louisiana, but that state too has now signed a heartbeat bill into law. It's utter madness.

These monstrous anti-abortion bills, coupled with having to live under President Trump, has led Disney to seek a new home for its legendary movie magic. Last week, Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, announced that all future Disney movies will now be filmed on location in the Sub-Saharan African nation of Wakanda.

"Disney and Wakanda are a match made in heaven," Iger told reporters. "Wakanda was, until recently, a secret kingdom, much like our own Magic Kingdom. With this new partnership, we'll not only get to continue our legacy of making movies that parents and children everywhere enjoy together, but we'll get to do so in a safe space that reveres abortion as much as we do."

Wakanda is one of only four African countries (out of 55) that allow unrestricted abortion.

As home to the most advanced technology in the world – and with the planet's highest per-capita concentration of wokeness – Wakanda offers women painless, hassle-free abortion on demand. As the Wakandan health ministry website explains, the complete absence of any white-patriarchal-Judeo-Christian influence allows women in Wakanda to have complete control of their own bodies (with the exception of females who are still fetuses). As winner of the U.N.'s 2018 Golden Forceps award (the U.N.'s highest abortion honor) Wakanda continues its glowing record on abortion. That makes it an ideal location for Disney's next round of live-action remakes of its own animated movies in which the company plans to remove all male characters.

Iger says he hopes to convince Wakandan leadership to share their top-secret vibranium-based abortion procedure technology so that American women can enjoy the same convenient, spa-like abortion treatment that Wakandan women have enjoyed for years.

Wakanda is one of only four African countries (out of 55) that allow unrestricted abortion. Disney plans to boycott and/or retaliate against the other 51 African nations, as well as any U.S. states, that restrict abortion. Specific plans are being kept under wraps, but sources say Disney's potential retaliation may include beaming Beverly Hills Chihuahua into the offending territories on a continuous, indefinite loop.

When asked how Wakanda's futuristic capital city and distinctly African landscape would be able to double for American movie locations, Iger said, "I guess America will just have to look more like Wakanda from now on."

One potential wrinkle for the Left-leaning studio is the fact that Wakanda has an impenetrable border wall-shield-thing designed to keep out foreign invaders as well as illegal immigrants. Iger said he understands Wakanda's policy of exclusivity, adding, "After all, not everyone gets into Disneyland. You have to have a ticket to get in. Anyone is welcome, but you have to go through the process of getting a ticket." When one reporter pointed out that Iger's answer sounded like the conservative argument for legal immigration under the rule of law, Iger insisted that the reporter was "a moronic fascist."

What if the unthinkable happens and Florida also enacts its own "heartbeat" law? That would be problematic since Walt Disney World is located in Florida. Iger responded that Disney would "cross that bridge if we get to it" but that the most likely scenario would entail "dismantling Disney World piece-by-piece and relocating it to the actual happiest place on earth – Wakanda." As for whether Disney would ever open character-themed abortion clinics inside its theme parks, Iger remained coy, but said, "Well, it is the place where dreams come true."

With the Wakanda solution, Disney may have found a place where Minnie Mouse can finally follow her heart and have true freedom of choice.

When pressed about the cost of ramping up production in a secretive African kingdom that has no existing moviemaking infrastructure (which could easily end up being much more expensive than simply shooting in California) Iger said, "You can't put a price tag on abortion freedom. Wakanda Forever and Abortion Forever!"

With the Wakanda solution, Disney may have found a place where Minnie Mouse can finally follow her heart and have true freedom of choice. And that will be welcome relief to traditional families all over the world who keep the Walt Disney Company in business.

*Disclaimer: The preceding story is a parody. Bob Iger did not actually say any of the quotes in the story. Neither is Wakanda an actual nation on planet Earth.

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One of these times I'm going to go on vacation, and I'm just not going to come back. I learn so much on a farm.

You want to know how things work, go spend a summer on a farm. You're having problems with your son or daughter, go spend a summer on a farm.

My son changed. Over two weeks.

Getting him out of bed, getting him to do anything, is like insane. He's a 15-year-old kid. Going all through the normal 15-year-old boy stuff. Getting him on the farm, where he was getting up and actually accomplishing stuff, having to build or mend fences, was amazing. And it changed him.

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Our society does not allow our kids to grow up, ever. I am convinced that our 15-year-olds could be fixing all kinds of stuff. Could be actually really making an impact in a positive way in our society. And what's wrong with our society is, we have gotten away from how things actually work. We're living in this theoretical world. When you're out on a farm, there's no theory here. If it rains, the crops will grow. If it rains too much, the crops won't grow.

If there's no sun, they won't grow. If there's too much sun, they'll shrivel up and die. There's no theory. We were out mending fences. Now, when I say the phrase to you, mending fences, what does that mean? When you think of mending fences, you think of, what?

Coming together. Bringing people together. Repairing arguments.

I've never mended a fence before until I started stringing a fence and I was like, "I ain't doing this anymore! Where is it broken? Can't we just tie a piece of barbed wire together?"

Let's stop talking about building a wall. Because that has all kinds of negative imagery. Mending fences is what we need to do.

That's called mending fences.

And why do you mend fences? So your animals don't get out and start to graze on somebody else's land. When your fence goes down, your cow is now on somebody else's land. And your cow is now eating their food.

We look at the phrase, mending fences as saying, hey. You know, we were both wrong. Mending fences has nothing to do with that.

Mending fences means build a wall. My neighbors and I, we're going to get along fine, as long as my cows don't go and steal their food, or their cows don't come over and steal my cow's food.

We're perfectly neighborly with each other, until one of us needs to mend a fence, because, dude, you got to mend that, because your cows keep coming over and eating my food.

You know what we need to do with Mexico? Mend fences.

Now, that's a phrase. You hear build a wall. That's horrible.

No, no, no. We need to mend fences.

In a farming community, that means putting up an electric fence. That means putting up barbed wire.

So the cows — because the cows will — they'll stick their head through barbed wire. And they'll eat the grass close to the road. Or eat the grass close to the other side of the fence. And they'll get their heads in between those fences. And they can't get out sometimes. Because the grass is always greener on the other side. You look at these damn cows and say turn around, cow — there's plenty of stuff over here.

No. They want the grass on the other side of the fence.

So you mend it.

And if it's really bad, you do what we do. We had to put an electric fence up. Now, imagine putting an electric fence up. That seems pretty radical and expensive.

Does it really work? Does it shock them? What does that feel like to a cow?

The cows hit it once, and then they don't hit it again. They can actually hear the buzz of the electric fence. There's a warning. Don't do it. Don't do it. They hear the current and they hit it once and they're like, "I'm not going to do that again."

So you mend fences, which means, keep your stuff on your side. I like you. We're good neighbors. You keep your stuff on your side and I'll keep my stuff on my side and we'll get together at the town hall and we'll see each other at the grocery store. Because we're good neighbors. But what stops us from fighting is knowing that there is a fence there.

This is my stuff. That's your stuff. But we can still trade and we'll help each other. But let's stop talking about building a wall. Because that has all kinds of negative imagery. Mending fences is what we need to do.

You can have a tough fence. It could be a giant wall. It could be an electric fence. But you need one. And that's how you come together.

The side that's having the problem, mends the fence.

The following is part of an ongoing experiment by Glenn Beck program heartthrob, Stu Burguiere, to begin watching Game of Thrones in its final season, without any previous context. Other than highlights shown in commercials, Stu has never seen a second of Game of Thrones, and has never read a word about its characters or plot lines.

PREVIOUSLY on Game of Thrones: it seems like all the people who hated each other but then started working together, now hate each other again.

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS THIS WEEK!

- I think I missed last week's episode, but it's possible the opening credits have just been playing since last week, and I joined at the right time
- Uncle Fester is writing a letter
- Angry Elf is still alive
- Uncle Fester and John Snow(?) are saying their queen doesn't want to eat and shouldn't be left alone
- John Snow doesn't want to be king?
- Queen Blondie has a nice open air balcony with a sweet view
- Angry Elf apparently needs to ask Queen Blondie's permission before doing things, she must have a higher rank
- Uncle Fester burns his letter and hides his ring
- Uncle Fester brought to the beach at night
- Queen Blondie's name is Denarys! (or similar!)
- Uncle Fester sentenced to death by dragon fire breath
- There is some hidden truth about John Snow (maybe he's transitioned?)
- Queen Blondie and John Snow make out because the time immediately after burning a man to death is very romantic
- If some city rings bells, Queen Blondie will stop the attack
- "Next time you fail me, will be the last time you fail me" says Queen Blondie to Angry Elf
- Not a lot of smiling going on in this region
- Angry Elf tries to tell Obi Wan Kenobi a secret, which is difficult because of their height difference
- Frumpy Girl wants to kill Sercy?
- Someone known as the "Stupidest Lannister" is in prison
- Stupid Lannister gets freed by Angry Elf, going to do something to stop a lot of innocent people from dying
- "Tens of thousands of innocent people for one not so innocent dwarf. Seems like a fair trade"
- Angry Elf gives emotional speech to Stupid Lannister who was the only person around who was nice to him as a kid. A little middle school drama.
- Stupid Lannister has gold hand
- Doors to break into castle has disturbing amount of space between them
- 2 big armies stare each other down. At this point, it's important to note that I don't know why they're fighting or who they are
- Queen Love Child of Mick Jagger and Robin Wright makes an appearance
- Dragon versus old times wooden boats proving to be a bit of a mismatch
- Seems like instead of making lots of crossbows, these people should put their resources into dragon development and recruiting
- Dragon proves that my concern about the space between the doors was misplaced
- Unclear why they even bother to send an army when they have the dragon
- Queen Blondie is riding a dragon again. She should spend time making a saddle to make it easier
- Bells in the city ring, which is supposed to stop an attack—even though it's kind of already happened
- My interpretation is the people in the city surrendered, but Queen Blondie kept attacking, killing lots of people for no reason
- This horrifies John Snow and Angry Elf. Queen Blondie has gone dark… not with the hair, but with her murderous tendencies
- Considering all the stabbing and beheading, the dragons flame might be the preferable way to die
- Stupid Lannister is fighting with the lead singer of Coldplay,who apparently swam to safety following near direct hit from dragon
- Stupid Lannister gets himself stabbed
- Queen Mick Jagger/Robin Wright finally figures out she's going to lose and leaves her fancy tower
- Coldplay Lead Singer gets stabbed too. Stupid Lannister's name is possibly Jim Lannister?
- Frumpy Girl contemplates getting revenge on someone, maybe the Queen. Then thanks tall guy named Sandor or maybe Sandle
- Sandle's brother is a guard for the Queen. He kills the Queen's assistant so he can fight Sandle
- Big guard guy looks like Darth Vader without his helmet
- Stupid Lannister has connection Mick Jagger/Robin Wright Queen. She's in a very desperate place, similar to Robin Wright when she married Sean Penn
- Giant Darth Vader without his helmet gets stabbed with long sword, seems to enjoy it
- Again, since the dragon has done all the work, why did they send all these important people into this city?
- Frumpy Girl getting trampled, keeps getting saved at last second, indicating she's an important character
- Giant helmet-free Darth Vader gets stabbed a dozen times or so without dying, so his brother, now without eyes, tackles him off the side of the castle, probably killing them both
- Very dusty with the buildings all collapsing around them. Feels like there could be some fertile ground for the mesothelioma lawyers of the time
- Stupid Lannister and Mick Jagger/Robin Wright Queen escaping in underground tunnel
- Underground tunnel is no longer a tunnel
- Frumpy Girl really mourning lady who helped her up in previous scene
- Everyone is charred, but a horse inexplicably totally fine
- Again, Frumpy must be a big character for all of these nice coincidences to happen to her