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.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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