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.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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