THESE California laws are as tough to navigate as LA traffic

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Ahh the City of Angels. Yes, I'm broadcasting this week directly from Los Angeles. The home of some of the most pompous virtue signaling liberals in the entire nation… well actually, the entire world. But they don't just talk about how incredibly awesome and more virtuous than the rest of us they are, they back it up by regulating the crap out of everything. They've got some of the most ridiculous laws you've ever heard about. These are some of my favorites:

1. It is a crime to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool. That's actually quite a bummer because the weather here is sweet. Riding my BMX in a pool sounds both health conscious and refreshing to boot.

2. It's illegal to curse on a mini-golf course. Is it even possible to play golf, any form of golf, and not cuss?

3. Dogs are not allowed to mate within 500 yards of a church or school. Break this law and face a 500 dollar fine and/or 6 months in prison. If you're a pooch trotting along near a church or school, and you happen to hear the sweet melodic sounds of Barry White off in the distance, you better run straight for a cold swimming pool… just don't ride a bike in that pool after you jump in.

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But the biggest, and probably most economically damaging, are the environmental laws. Kind of like the law that makes it illegal to both take a shower and do your laundry on the same day. Don't laugh, that's a real law. Or the stringent emissions laws that corporations have to deal with.

But you know, it's kind of funny, for all the fierce rhetoric from everyone from Hollywood to the San Fernando Valley regarding climate change and militant environmentalism… does this place look any cleaner than anywhere else? Have you ever actually driven or walked down Hollywood Boulevard or seen skid row in downtown LA? Try taking a drive down the 405, or any freeway in the LA area. It's a bumper to bumper mess, driving through a haze of smog and filth.

So what are any of these incredibly virtuous laws actually doing? Several years ago, the State of California offered drivers of low or zero emission cars an opportunity to drive in the carpool lane. The goal, they said, was to encourage more people to buy electric cars, effectively saving the environment! I'm sure the revenue they gained from having to buy those cute little "zero emissions" carpool eligible permits didn't have anything to do with it.

So what are any of these incredibly virtuous laws actually doing?

This brings me to one of the newest laws California just passed. The state legislature just passed a law stating that the low emission carpool decals purchased before 2017 are no longer valid. If you want to continue to use the carpool lane, you have to buy a brand new low emission car. So the state makes more money on the sales tax for the vehicle, more money on the registration fees (which are among the highest in the country) plus the money on the new "low emission" car pool permit. So the State gets richer, Californians get poorer, and all in the name of environmentalism and climate change.

But it's all for the virtue, right? In these progressive hell holes, it rarely - if ever - is.

Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

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