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Fusion October 2010

Hello America,

Boo! Yes, it’s October again, time for another Halloween and Scariest Issue Ever! I’ll be straight with you. Every time we sit down to talk about an October issue, I get a little afraid…not of what we’re about to write, but that there might not be anything to write.

I mean, what if things started getting better? Maybe the news around the world and in our country was improving? Maybe politicians have finally started acting in our best interests instead of theirs? Maybe the White House has thrown out its ideological agenda and actually listened to what "we the people" want? Maybe the popular culture has stopped celebrating the shameful lives of the rich and famous and turned its attention to the true heroes amongst us? Maybe we’ve finally started to become less like the America we all fear could be and more like the America we once were?

Maybe it isn’t the Scariest Issue Ever?

No such luck. Be afraid…oh, be very, very afraid.

As much as I wish all those "maybes" were coming true, they’re not, at least not right now. Rest assured that as you turn the pages of this Fusion, it is indeed our Scariest Issue Ever! So as we face another October of things that go bump in the night, tell yourself and your children that there’s no monster in the closet or boogey man hiding under the bed, but we do have a whole lot more to fear than fear itself. Right now, Washington D.C. makes Amityville seem like Disney World.

We’re stuck with a lame duck Congress, and if you think they’re ineffectual when they do have the juice to get things done, it’s absolutely terrifying to think of how underwhelming they’ll be when they don’t, sitting on their hands and waiting out the clock. The proposed Card Check legislation takes the serious issue of an American’s right to join a union and subjects it to the possibility of coercion. Not only does it take away an employee’s privacy when deciding whether to join a union, but it also forgets that private ballots are a basic American right.

The Internet is slowly shaping up to become the Biggest Brother of all, and just one demonstration of that is the possibility that once your medical records get digitized, they could become as widely available as Paris Hilton’s Twitter page. Then there’s the ever-

increasing fear of car bombs, the illegal immigration problem that’s only getting worse (don’t get me started), and the future of Cap n’ Trade as a means of environmental protection.

Yes, this may be the Scariest Issue Ever, but we can also look at it as a great big "To Do" list. The only thing scarier than the contents of this Fusion would be the idea that it was all a lost cause and nothing more could be done. You and I both know that’s not the case, not by a long shot. If there’s one sure-fire cure to what’s ailing (and scaring) America, it’s Americans like you.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.

Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast with Winston Marshall here.

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