Fusion - Welcome Jan/Feb 2010

FUSION JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010


 


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WELCOME

I’d like to kick off the first issue of the new year by offering this heartfelt sentiment to President Barack Obama: Thank you.

OK, wait, that didn’t feel big enough. Let me take another shot at it:

President Obama…THANK YOU!!!

Yeah, that was better.

Just in case you’re wondering, no, I haven’t lost what little sanity I had left and Fusion hasn’t been taken over by liberal New York City vegan Greenpeace hemp weavers. I just think it’s important to thank President Obama because I truly believe he’s helped get this country back on track. NOT through his unchecked power grab and socialist agenda, but by inspiring Americans like you to stand up, remember the ideals that your parents and grandparents taught you and steer this country back on course.

Throughout your life, a huge part of figuring out what you do want is first recognizing what you don’t want. Sometimes we get lucky and realize that what we want is exactly what’s in front of us. For example, Ronal Reagan galvanized the country through strong defense, economic growth and a renewed pride in celebrating the freedom and opportunity that is the birthright of every American. Those were a glorious eight years, and we knew a good thing when we saw it. With President Obama, though, not so much.

See, even when times are tough in this country, they’re still way better than anyplace else on Earth. (I’ll take a bad day in America over the best day Afghanistan ever had.) It can be easy to take our blessings for granted, but then a guy like President Obama comes along and tries to change things so drastically and fundamentally, we get shaken out of our complacency and back to reality.

The president can make all the flowery, impassioned speeches he wants, but you’ve shown that when Obama says, "Yes We Can," you understand that what he’s referring to is his administration’s attempt to turn the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave into a European welfare state and YOU said, "NO YOU CAN’T!"

The tea parties are just the beginning. Our eyes have been opened, and there is a grand American restoration taking place. America is returning to Her founding principles, and it’s because you’ve not only taken notice, you’ve taken action. There’s an enormous contingent of citizens just like you who aim to reshape and retake this country, and it’s growing bigger every day. Hell hath no fury like an American scorned, and we’re on the move to right the wrongs that our own leaders have been trying to shove down our throats. The future looks a whole lot brighter with eyes wide open. It’s people like you who are leading the charge toward the next and greatest chapter in the history of our United States.

Thank you President Obama. We could have done it without you, but you sure made it a whole lot easier.

 

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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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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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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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