Ryan: Marianne Williamson says "Slam It, Americans!"

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"There are people all over this world who think Americans are too slow to awaken," shouted Marianne Williamson, in her usual monotone.

"And you know what?" she yelled, "They're right about that. But I'll tell ya somethin' else. If you look historically, while it is true that sometimes Americans are slow to wake up, once we do wake up, we slam it like nobody's business. I'm running for president because it is time for this generation of Americans to slam it! And kick ass!"

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It will go down as the most WWE-style political speech I have ever heard. How great. Williamson seemed to live on drop-the-mic moments. And passersby at the Iowa State Fair enjoyed her Mountain Dew intensity.

She had been an enigma since announcing her bid in late January. Somehow, her New Age Stevie Nicks routine had caught on. It was charming. Something about her willingness to defy politics by embedding within it.

By the end of the night, roughly 103,000 people will have attended day two of the 2019 Iowa State Fair. That's nearly half the population of Des Moines, where the 11-day event has been held since 1886. In every sense, the fair represents America. A miniature world with rules of its own. Fried everything, even Oreos and ice cream. Over 70 on-a-stick foods available, including pork chops. Games of every sort. Gigantic stuffed-animal prizes. Livestock. Goats, bulls, sheep, rabbits. Roller coasters. Catapulting rides. Boats, cars, campers. Concerts. And, politics.

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In the middle of the 445-acre fairgrounds, a stage about the size of a driveway, spruced with bales of hay. Each presidential candidate has 20 minutes to talk as part of the Political Soapbox, a tradition that began in 1954 when Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a politically charged speech to onlookers and passersby.

Eisenhower, five-star general, president of Columbia University, military governor, Army chief of staff, allied commander, and two-term President of the United States of America.

Williamson, author, activist, New Age guru.

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This isn't meant to disparage Williamson. The opposite. Her presidential bid was deeply American. We have no royalty. Just people. Just Americans. And greatness in America takes innumerable forms. Our country is a real-life Cinderella. Because each of us has the potential to transcend the ordinary.

Across from the Soapbox, the grandstand looms high, all country music and animal sounds, a Coors Light logo over the entrance. Williamson had an eagle look to her gaze, but those days were about to end. You could feel it. Williamson's campaign couldn't stand much longer, about to vanish. She even pled with the audience at the end of her soapbox. It was a good plea. She made some good points.

But things were warming up, and she didn't have enough of the suction energy to become president.

That morning, butterflies danced across the country roads like ultraviolet paper. Many died. Violently. Hurled into windshields and bumpers at a high rate of speed. Imagine flying all the way from Canada only to splat into a Volkswagen around a bunch of corn. It's a good image for the Iowa campaigns, for the whole presidential race, and for the whole country, as we collide beautifully forward, desperate for the next tear-jerk or catastrophe or illuminated crossroads.

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Glenn Beck: Here's how YOU can fix the Great Reset's housing crisis

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How's the housing market looking these days? Because under Build Back Better (aka the Great Reset), investors are grabbing up homes at a record pace.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn discussed a recent Redfin News report, which shows that almost one in five homes sold in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2021 was purchased by an investment firm, and many are paying tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price.

"Think of that, one in every five homes that are sold are going to a big investment firm," Glenn said. "Investors bought more than 90,000 homes, totaling more than $63 billion, representing 18% of all homes sold in the quarter. The numbers broke all records."

"The same factors have pushed more Americans to rent, which also creates opportunities for investors, because investors typically turn the homes they purchase into rentals," he continued. "And now they can charge higher rents. Rent for single-family homes surged by more than 10% in the 12 months, through September. The fastest annual rent inflation in 16 years."

"And nearly 77% purchased were bought in an all-cash transaction," Glenn added. "That's not your average person. These investment firms, like BlackRock, are going in and buying entire neighborhoods. They are the people that come in, and say, 'I'll give you $70,000 over the asking price.' ... Now, why would investment firms think they will just be able to make money paying $70,000 over the asking price? What is it that they know, that you don't know? Could they know, as the Great Reset states, that by 2030, you will own nothing and you'll like it?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn offer his thoughts on how you can solve the Great Reset's housing crisis:


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On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the radical plan to flip the United States from capitalism to socialism and into a lawless nation. It's an old strategy that mirrors a communist Cold War playbook. The goal now, as it was then, is this: How do they get a revolution without all that civil war stuff? It’s a five-step plan, and we're deep into several of the main steps RIGHT NOW.

Our justice system has been infiltrated by woke leftists, and something called "the progressive prosecutor movement" is methodically transforming Main Street USA into Main Street Gotham City. We can see it all over the country in places like San Francisco, with the Waukesha massacre as a terrifying glimpse into more of what's coming. And the media? They're currently running interference in one of the largest misinformation operations in history.

It’s happening at the city, state, AND federal levels. And President Trump might be one of the biggest victims of them all, a fact that even Trump critic Joe Rogan has realized on the Russia collusion hoax: “No one is being held accountable!” That ends now, as Glenn calls on Americans to push back on the lies that keep us divided in a cold civil war.

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A "one-world government" is being formed right now and it’s called the Great Reset, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. And now, rebuild plans for the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral hint at the formation of a global church, too.

In this clip, Glenn detailed plans for the iconic, 850-year-old church’s "woke" renovations that sound more like a 'politically correct Disneyland' complete with a "discovery trail," "emotional spaces," and 14 themed chapels.

"Notre Dame is now being built back better as a 'woke theme park' dedicated to environmentalism and social justice," Glenn explained.

"There will be several different chapels within, [for example] a chapel for social justice, and then chapel for environmental justice," he continued. "Which leads me to this point. The 'one-world government' is being formed, right now. One-world government. It is being formed and it's called The Great Reset."

Glenn went on to predict that one of the first steps in the direction of a one-world government will be a push for a global religion.

"I think we're seeing the first church now being dedicated to the new global religion — and it is social justice, environmental justice, and all this gobbledygook. We all know, it's not just wrong, it is dangerous. That's the first church, the cathedral of Notre Dame, in France, is the first global church. Mark my words. Christian, Jews, Muslims ... this global church will bring darkness unlike you've ever seen."

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The Omicron COVID-19 variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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