Speech Spitzer should give

GLENN: Here's the speech that I think that is the only one that I want to hear from Eliot Spitzer, okay? The only one. I don't, I don't think there's anything else I need him to say other than I need him to say come out, you know, and you'll hear the flash of the cameras and everybody. "Ladies and gentlemen, just want you to know that I'm a dirtbag. I know it. I've known it for a very long time. I mean, I've been with hookers over and over again. I had a running tab with hookers. So I'm clearly a dirtbag. Now, I can come out here and tell you that, oh, I've got a problem. I've got a problem and I need help and I'm going to go into rehab, blotty, blotty, blotty, blotty. I'm not really convinced at this point I do have a problem because I'm only saying I have a problem now because my biggest problem is I got caught just a couple of weeks ago. It's not like I've been, you know, oh, this is five years in my past and I've cleaned this up. I was just with a hooker. You don't even know. I might have been with a hooker five -- all right, I was with a hooker in the hallway. I'm sorry, honey, to break it to you again, but I told you she was my aide. It was actually an AIDS conversation with my hooker. Sorry. Behind the podium -- you know what? Come on out, Tiffany. Come on out from underneath the podium. Here's another hooker. So I'm clearly a dirtbag and it doesn't matter really to me way say to you now because I got caught. Now, my wife, who for some strange, unknown reason, is still standing next to me. Honey, you went to Harvard, didn't you? Yeah, it was -- she went to Harvard. I have no idea why she's standing next to me. You know, maybe she should leave me; maybe she shouldn't leave me. I would tell you that it would matter to me if she stayed, but clearly it hasn't mattered to me because I've been with hookers. In fact, Rochelle, come on out from underneath the podium. All right, I had two hookers underneath the podium right now. And honey, I hate to break it to you. The guy that I was talking to before I had the AIDS talk with the other hooker in the hallway, he was also a hooker that I have been with and I'm only sharing him with Governor McGreevey, but that's a different -- that's a totally different story here. So whether she should leave me or not, I don't know. Don't really care. I've been with hookers. If she does leave me, it will make it easier for me to be with hookers. I won't feel so bad that I'm cheating on my wife. And I'll be able to spend time with hookers on Valentine's Day, not Valentine's Eve. But I digress. The other thing is you know it would really clean up my hooker schedule if I didn't have this pesky job thing. Now, because I put my family in danger, you know, I put my wife in danger by having -- what was it, Tameka, what was it we had in the memos in your testimony? Oh, yeah, yeah, that I wanted to have sex in an unsafe way. Now, I know a lot of you in the audience don't even know what that means. Maybe it means that I want to have sex without a condom but do I need to remind you I don't think that's that unsafe. She's a classy hooker. So only the nonclassy hookers would be riddled with disease. I mean, you know, maybe it's an unsafe way. You don't know. Maybe an unsafe way is, I wanted to do it at a high height, you know? Hey, this hotel, they've got those big armoire things, I like to do it up there. Maybe I want to do it on a wobbly chair, I don't know, while I'm driving a car. You know, hey, I don't know. An unsafe way. But might have put my wife's life in jeopardy because, again, disease. But Ralph Nader called and he said, Glenn, -- or what's this guy's name? I keep thinking. Eliot -- I don't know why I'm calling myself. Eliot, unsafe way, I just read about this. You weren't thinking about having sex in a Corvair, were you? I said, Ralph, hey, we both have the Progressive thing down, but no. The Corvair things, it's over. Let it go. So anyway, I not only put my family's life at stake but I also -- you know, let's be honest. New York maybe not the best state in the union but probably the biggest target in the state -- or in the union. You know it's -- I mean, I think we had a couple of buildings that I should have been working on. We got a couple of buildings that went down and so, you know, terrorists were after us and also we're the financial capital of the world currently. I think that seems to be melting down just a little bit and there seems to be a lot of corruption going on there and I put myself, by being with hookers, sweet hookers, expensive but sweet hookers, by being with hookers I not only put my wife in danger but I also put the State of New York in danger because I could have been blackmailed like that. And then you never know what I could have done because then I would be like a caged animal, whew, I'm a crazy man. You know what I mean?

I mean, if you can't trust a guy who's with hookers, who's also prosecuting hookers at the same time, who can you trust? You're right, America. No politician. That's why I'm leaving and I'm resigning today and I'm not going to write a book. I'm not going to be on television talking about my cure. I'm not going to eventually say, hey, I'd like to be a minister and if I do, it will be in a private setting. You're never going to hear from me again because I'm now completely irrelevant and I'm not going to try to inflict myself on you again. In fact, I mean, I may go to Wall Street sometime this afternoon and try to find, you know, an empty office of maybe somebody I prosecuted, you know, for something, that maybe I was doing at the same time. And I may find that empty window. Hopefully it will be a high office. I don't know. I'm so crazy, I might just throw myself out of that window today. But you know if I do, please don't report on it because I'm irrelevant. Good night, everybody. Here's your new blind governor.

You know that lieutenant governor is --

STU: Yeah, legally blind.

GLENN: Yeah, legally blind.

STU: I have much more confidence in him than I do of Eliot Spitzer.

GLENN: So do I. I think it's actually kind of great, blind leading the blind. Why not. Let's have a actual blind man lead the nonactual blind assemblymen. Why not. Put him in the statehouse. Hey, guys, you know what's ironic? He's actually blind but you act like it. It's incredible, isn't it? Oh. That's the only thing I want -- did I miss anything that he should say? That's the only thing I want him to say. You know what? And if he doesn't resign and if the people of New York don't force him to resign, don't demand his resignation, then you know who was right? McGreevey. Because McGreevey said, well, it's a game. I've never agreed with that. No, it was about security, it was about your ethics, it was about the way you treated your wife and your family. You put her in danger and you put the state in danger. Eliot Spitzer did the same thing.

STU: Yeah, but wait. First of all, McGreevey stepped down. It was like his decision.

GLENN: Yeah, but that's only because of mounting pressure. It took him a while.

STU: Yeah, mounting pressure on Spitzer, it was mounting pressure on Larry Craig. He doesn't step down. It's still up to the guy to step down unless they do something to throw you out.

GLENN: Impeach him. Throw him out. Come with pitchforks and torches. Run the guy out. It's time we get these people out of our life and we demand, I don't know, a slightly higher standard. I don't need to have a Pope or the priest run. I don't need a minister to be running the state. I would just like somebody, I don't know, who's not making it with hookers.

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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