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.

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

Watch the video below to hear more from Glenn:


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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or find the full podcast with Jordan Peterson here:

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck explain what this means for prices and for our economy.

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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.