Don't Bail Out, America

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DON’T BAIL OUT, AMERICA!


By Brian Sack

Millions of resolutions are made every January. By February they’re a fading memory. By March they’re totally forgotten, like my keys. And the lyrics to Achy Breaky Heart. And hopefully anyone involved with making Jon and Kate Gosselin famous. It’s a shame, because New Year’s resolutions are always well-intentioned and really could make life better for us if we’d actually keep to them. Here are some popular resolutions made every year and the reasons we should work hard to see them through:

LOSE WEIGHT

Of course we should lose weight! Being overweight creates medical problems for us, shortens our life spans, increases the odds we’ll be mocked on the website peopleofwalmart.com and can impact us professionally and socially to boot. But the most important reason we should all lose weight is so that an organization as ludicrous as the “National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance” has no reason to exist.

TAKE A NICE VACATION

I’m a big fan of travel. Travel is great! You can see other places and learn about other cultures, eat exotic foods and run up your mobile phone’s roaming charges which keep giant mobile phone mega-corporations from starving. But the real reason you should travel is to get an idea of where you might want to live.

Just in case, you know, America totally falls apart and everyone runs away screaming. I think you should buy an RV too, so you can flee in style.

MANAGE DEBT

Can’t argue with that, right? The better you manage your debt, the less money you’re wasting in expensive interest payments to big credit card companies and other lenders. The less money you waste, the more you have! The more money you have, the more you’ll be able to give to the Feds when they ask you to pick up the tab for an illegal immigrant who stubbed his toe while fleeing border agents.

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Our brains could make even the most advanced supercomputer feel stupid. That is if advanced supercomputers were capable of having feelings—Which they’re not because we’re not smart enough to develop a computer capable of having human emotions. So, let’s learn how to do that and other things. Why? Because maybe at some point, while we’re learning something new we’ll learn the secret to not keep electing dunderheads to political office. That’s right, I said dunderhead.

Cigarette Photo Courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Milos LuzaninQUIT SMOKING

I’ll be honest, smoking makes you look a little cooler. I hate to say that, but it’s the truth. Not cigars though. I wish the guy who smokes breakfast cigars outside my building knew that. Nevertheless, you should quit smoking. Sure, it’s bad for you and yadda yadda but the real reason to follow through with your resolution and quit smoking is so nanny-state politicians, like New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, stop wagging their fingers in our faces. Besides, they should be concentrating on all the other things they need to force us to do, like pulling up our pants or not over-salting our eggs.

GET A BETTER JOB

Lots of people would love to get a  better job that pays more, demands less and satisfies them more than their current job. You should definitely, totally work hard to keep this resolution because, if you actually manage to keep it, you’ll single-handedly prove that getting a better gig isn’t some kind of insane fantasy. If that happens, please let me know how you did it.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.