Glenn Beck: Do it for the environment?

Stu, the Volvo driver...

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GLENN:  Hey, Stu, at what point do you say, "I'm going to get a different kind of car"?

STU:  At what point am I going to get a different kind of car?  There's no point that I get a different kind of car.

GLENN:  There's no point, because your wife drives --

STU:  Oh, you're saying my wife?

GLENN:  No, no, your wife drives an SUV, right?

STU:  Yes, a Volvo.  We're Volvo drivers.  I love it.  I love that car.

GLENN:  I knew I hated you.

STU:  I love that car.  It's fantastic.  Not to mention, I don't know if you guys have noticed this.  I don't know what your experiences with my wife -- I know Dan has experienced this several times.  My wife is a maniac.

DAN:  Oh, my gosh.

STU:  She drives like a crazy person.

DAN:  I have never been more scared in my life.

GLENN:  Can I tell you something?  Women behind the wheel of an SUV, danger.

STU:  I would say that's generally accurate.

GLENN:  Danger, Sarah's looking at me and she's a pregnant woman and I'm very, very afraid.

STU:  Oh, yeah.

GLENN:  My wife, by the way, my wife, she's like working out all the time and she's like -- I mean, she's, like, ripped.  I'm afraid of her.

STU:  She could beat the crap out of you, yeah.

GLENN:  Well, that goes without question.  She could do it when she was nine months pregnant.  I mean, honey, if you are listening, turning off the radio for a second.

STU:  That's going to work now that you've started telling the story.

GLENN:  No, she's generally -- this isn't a story about you, really.

STU:  Off topic, just go to something else.

GLENN:  No, it's not a story about you, honey.  She actually does turn off the radio because she's like, I'm not even going to listen to this nonsense, which is weird.  It's happening a lot of -- anyway, so she's like all ripped now.  She's working out all the time and last night I'm in bed and I'm sleeping and I wake up and I look at the clock.  Do you ever have one of those moments where you look up at the clock and you're like, oh, it's only 2:00 in the morning; how great is that.  And you think, -- you know what I'm saying?  And you think it's time to get -- you lay there in bed and you say, what time is it?  I'm so tired?  Then you look at the clock and you're like, "I've got another three hours; this is fantastic."

STU:  Love that feeling.

GLENN:  There's no feeling better than that.  So I look at the clock and I roll over and I look at the clock and it's 2:00 and I'm like, this is great.  I turn -- I want to flip and I turn over and I adjust the pillows and everything else and I kind of pound my pillow and stuff.  I get all comfy.  This is how out of shape I am.  I've been sleeping.  All I did was roll over and fluff the pillows and I caught myself do this (gasping for air).

STU:  Oh, my God, you've got to be menaced to death.

GLENN:  I lay there and I'm like, I'm going to be just a head in a jar soon, I am just going to be a head in a jar.

STU:  And you would probably be in better health.

GLENN:  (Gasping for air).  "What did you do?"  "I just fluffed the pillow."  That's bad.  That's really bad.  Okay, so anyway.

STU:  Tracing this back.

GLENN:  Tracing this back.

STU:  Basically you asked me about the car.

GLENN:  Hang on just a second.  We've got to go one step back, back to Tania who's working out.  She can kick everybody's butt.  One step back from that is women driving SUVs really bad because I think they like the feeling of, "I can kick your ass."

STU:  They like the power.

GLENN:  My wife, she's -- you know Tania.  Have you -- I mean, besides your wives, have you met anybody as nice as my wife?

STU:  She's very nice.

GLENN:  She is like so nice, she's so gentle, she's so peaceful, she's very quiet.  She's the opposite of me.

STU:  Yeah.  People like her.

GLENN:  (Gasping for air).  Sorry.  I was just thinking up a response to that and I'm worn out.  So she's the opposite of me.  She gets behind the wheel of a car, especially an SUV, she is on the horn, she is an aggressive driver.

STU:  Really?

GLENN:  I'm like, honey, honey, honey.  She's like, these clowns that are driving, don't they know what I'm -- I'm like, you frighten me, honey.

STU:  I wouldn't see her as a road rager at all.

GLENN:  Oh.  Oh, my.  She's got a road rager on anything.  She can -- I'm not kidding you.  She can have the kids yanking at her hair, another one with the fingers jamming up her nose, walking on, you know, some, like, toy that has been sitting, they are both just screaming for hours and she'll be like, hey, how are things?  I'm like, ahhhh!  But you put her in traffic in an SUV for two seconds, she is Rambo.  You put a weapon in that car, please don't ever drive slowly.  I cannot control my wife.

STU:  She's that bad?  Are you serious?

GLENN:  She's that bad.

STU:  She's so calm and understated.

GLENN:  She is that bad.  She is not on the phone, is she?  Whew.  Okay, good.  Got another day to live.

STU:  Well, my wife is pretty much the same way.

GLENN:  Okay.  So the question was, now to go back one more step.

STU:  Yes.

GLENN:  Because my wife was like, you should get a hybrid, we should get a hybrid.

STU:  Why would she want to get a hybrid?

GLENN:  I don't think she has a clue how much money I make.  Most of it is because --

STU:  Glenn, Glenn, Glenn, I've seen her.  She married you.  She knows exactly how much money you make.  Trust me on that.

GLENN:  She married me when I was poor.  I was poor.  So anyway, she is psychic.  She knows.

STU:  I think so.

GLENN:  So she said, you know, "We've got to get a hybrid.  Do you know how much gas..." now I am driving 100 miles a day to get to work.

STU:  That's 50 -- you're saying round trip, right?

GLENN:  Yeah, yeah.  That's stupid.

STU:  It's a long way.

GLENN:  Yeah.  So I'm driving 100 miles a day and I've got an aircraft carrier with wheels.  I think we can land a plane on the top of my -- I've got an Escalade.  I think we can land a plane on top of it.  So it's nice.

STU:  God bless that car.

GLENN:  I put it in the parking lot, chain goes down, drops anchor and we're there.  You ain't pulling that car.  I have to pay like an extra $100 a month for parking because they're like, oh, come on, man.

STU:  It's going to take three spots.

GLENN:  This is going to take three spots.  And it's great.  It's just me.  Sometimes I just put papers in the back.

STU:  So what you're saying is, what, you're considering buying a vehicle that's going to save --

GLENN:  Well, we've been driving the Tahoe hybrid, you know, this deal -- and this is not -- I swear to you this isn't a commercial but I mean, it should be.  You know what, GM -- no, I'm not going to tell how great it is until they pay me.  You know, they swap out these cars and the new GM Tahoe which I think is the same as the hybrid Yukon.  I have a Yukon and an Escalade.  They are fantastic.  I like it better than my Escalade.

STU:  Really?

GLENN:  Yeah.  And just a bonus, I think it gets about 8 miles to the gallon more.

STU:  Which is significant in these trying times.

GLENN:  Significant in these, yes.

STU:  Yes.  So what's -- so you bought it, of course, when the government mandated that you had to buy a hybrid.

GLENN:  No, I haven't bought it.

STU:  No, when the government forced you to do that -- you mean you just bought it because it was --

GLENN:  I haven't bought it.

STU:  Well, you are considering buying it because --

GLENN:  It may be stolen from my house.  I'm just saying.  "I don't know what happened to your car, GM.  It was here last night.  Don't check the garage."

STU:  But you like it better.

GLENN:  I like it better.

STU:  You would consider buying it.

GLENN:  I would consider buying it.  But I haven't even looked at hybrids because I'm not going to save the planet.  I'm going to be part of the problem.  I'm getting that addicted on this stuff.

Last night, in case you just joined us, we told you about a half hour ago that they have announced that there's more ice on the polar caps than there's been since 1979.  Freak out.  We're all going to freeze to death in the fiery flood.  I can't take it.

STU:  Freeze to death in a fiery flood, I'm trying to -- that's about as much --

GLENN:  I know, it's global warming.  Okay, so it only took me about 12 minutes.  I never got an answer.  How much does gas have to be before your wife stops driving an SUV?

STU:  You want to know now?

GLENN:  No, not now.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.