How do we stay happy in a world that seems to be falling apart? Dr. Gad Saad, evolutionary behavior scientist and author of the new book, "The Saad Truth about Happiness," joins Glenn to speak the truth about happiness and self-fulfillment. He lays out 4 keys to maintaining your happiness in a dark world, including the importance of having a higher purpose than a paycheck and finding the right spouse. Plus, he discusses the crisis of happiness in his own nation of Canada.
FEMA will conduct a test of the nation's wireless emergency alert system on Wednesday, but its timing is a little ... interesting. For starters, Russia is testing its nuclear evacuation alert system as well. Plus, Glenn explains why he believes NO ONE should be in charge of an emergency alert system if they call your cell phone a "wireless." And should ANY president, let alone the 80-year-old one currently in office, be able to blast a message to all cell phones?
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GLENN: So FEMA, and I'm doing this as a public service.
FEMA in coordination with the federal communications commission, the FCC. Will be conducting a nationwide test, of the emergency alert system.
The EAS, and the Wireless Emergency Alerts.
Now, when you think wireless, I think of my grandparents.
Turn on the wireless. That's what they used to call radios. But, no. That's what the federal government now calls your cell phone.
The WEA portion of the test, is going to be directed at all consumer cell phones tomorrow.
The text message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless, quote, handset.
Okay? I mean -- I just would like to point out, no one should be in charge of our emergency alert system. That calls your cell phone a handset. Or a wireless.
The EAS portion of the test, will be sent to radios and televisions.
Now, we used to have the EBS. The Emergency Broadcast System. What you're about to hear is only a test. Don't freak out.
Well, freak out a little bit. And I'll tell you after the tone goes off, whether you should freak out or not. We used to have that. And then we would have a tone.
Well, back in the Obama takes, they took that away.
And now, it is initiated from the White House.
The White House has its own switch, that can take over all radio and television, for the EBS. So the president could address you immediately. Look, I have to stop all other communications to communicate to you and tell you, the absolute God's honest truth of what's happening.
Wow. I feel better.
So tomorrow, they're conducting this test.
Now, this will be the second test, that they've done to all cellular devices.
They did one, it was first plugged in.
They were like, we're going over a test. Don't freak out, America.
They did a test. And it's been 12 years. Fifteen years, since we've had a test.
Now, for some reason, somebody is like, I wonder if this thing still works.
I'm blowing the dust off it. Does it work.
Hello, testing. One, two. One, two.
I don't know. I don't know. So they're just testing it tomorrow.
And it's perfectly normal. It just hasn't been done in 12 years.
STU: Oh, good.
It's always good to keep on top of things.
You're supposed to test your fire alarms every once in a while. Maybe it started doing that chirp thing in the middle of the night
GLENN: Do we have to put the battery in? What is it?
STU: And walking around the Pentagon. Looking for the one little chirp.
GLENN: What is that? What is that?
STU: Probably six years.
GLENN: And hit it with a broomstick.
Yeah. Well, that's probably what happened.
Now, in completely -- by the way, that happens tomorrow, at 220.
So if you get a test, you will have to realize, it's only a test.
In completely unrelated news.
As I told you, yesterday, the former Soviet Union is also running a test.
And they're running it today.
Their test is of the emergency holy crap, get out of your house, only a third of Russia is going to survive.
Nuclear blast test.
And they're doing that today, nationwide.
So I feel good.
I feel good.
The reason why we have the EVS test. Or the EAS test.
Or the whatever -- wireless test. The reason why we have it. It was established, oh, my gosh.
In the -- oh, wow.
What a coincidence this is.
It was established in the Cold War, when we realized, hey, we could all be dead in 18 minutes.
So let's do a minute long tone.
And then come out and say, hey, by the way, we're going to give you some information here. And we're going to spend about five minutes maybe telling you all the news.
At the end of it, because, well, we -- we debated whether this was not real.
You have about three minutes to get your crap together.
Get on out.
So that makes me feel better.
Makes me feel better.
GLENN: Makes me not want to carry a phone ever.
Because I think I would rather, just, you know what I mean?
It's kind of like the asteroid.
At this point, I'm kind of rooting for the missile.
STU: Yeah. You're rooting for the missile or the asteroid.
GLENN: Well. Really. Pretty much. Just death.
GLENN: I would like to be one of those people that have the shadow burn of the sidewalk, so that you could always go, that fat one there, that's Glenn.
That was Glenn. Isn't that amazing?
STU: In memoriam?
GLENN: Yes. It would be great.
So, anyway, nothing to worry about tomorrow. Nothing to worry about tomorrow
California Governor Gavin Newsom has chosen radical pro-abortion activist Laphonza Butler to serve out the rest of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein's term. But there's just one issue: While she checks many of the boxes progressives love — black, female, LGBTQ+ — she currently lives in Maryland. Glenn and Stu discuss what that means for Californians and how crazy it is that Democrats are (once again) openly considering an applicant's skin color.
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GLENN: Now, I want to talk to you about the G.O.P.
There is a great, great article that is coming from the -- the Blaze.
The G.O.P. is the problem.
We have Chip Roy coming up in just a little whale.
Stand by for that. Because we will talk about, what did we get? What are we doing?
What are we it doing right now?
But first, before we go there, I really want to congratulate Gavin Newsom.
He has picked a new senator for California. And it's odd, because she doesn't live in California.
She lives in Maryland.
But, I mean, that's close, right?
STU: Right around the corner.
GLENN: Right around the corner.
It's practically California.
And it's Laphonza Butler. And I know what you're thinking. I know what you're thinking.
He said, that he was going to pick a black person, to replace --
STU: A woman.
GLENN: Right. Right.
A black woman. Thank you for correcting.
STU: Thank you. In putting a black male into that role, would be disgusting.
It would be a hat tip -- a hat tip to the patriarchy.
GLENN: Yeah. Amen. Now, you pointing that out, pretty much makes you racist.
STU: I forgot.
GLENN: Yeah. Your white supremacist thoughts there, Stu, will get you into trouble.
Now, sure, she lives in another state, okay?
But she has a house in California. It's not her primary.
She's registered to vote in Maryland.
STU: No. Real woman of the people.
GLENN: Yeah. But she has a house there.
STU: As most people do. Do you have houses on both coasts?
GLENN: It's like me, running for governor in Idaho.
I have a house in Idaho.
STU: There you go.
GLENN: I am one with the people.
STU: You sure are.
GLENN: Absolutely I am.
Anyway, some might also point out, that hmm.
She also is -- she also is somebody who runs, an abortion -- a really big abortion mill strokes.
STU: An abortion hut?
GLENN: Yeah. And this abortion advocacy group, Emily -- Emily's List. Is very, very powerful in Washington.
STU: Very powerful, yes.
GLENN: Very, very powerful.
STU: And she's also a former union --
GLENN: Another very, very powerful thing.
STU: It's the almost like -- I'll just throw this out. This is silly. This is a hypothetical.
But let's say, you were planning a future run for president, and an activist behind your campaign. You might want to pick an incredibly powerful activist.
GLENN: Oh, my God. No, Stu!
That's racist. You're pointing this out. Only a racist would see it that way. Oh.
STU: Can I ask you a question?
GLENN: Yeah. Honest question. When did this start?
When -- when was the first time that a politician overtly said, in advance, they will only consider a black woman for a role?
When did that start?
Because that is, to me, I think super recent.
Now, this used to be -- it used to actually be reality. Right?
Politicians would get a job. Right? And they would say, okay.
Well, let's -- we want to appeal to this constituency. And they would come out and they would say, you know, we wanted to find the most qualified person in the whole wide world.
And we found that person, who happens to have every characteristic of the voting base I'm trying to court. That did happen. But no one overtly said it.
GLENN: Well, I think Obama -- Obama definitely said it for the Supreme Court.
STU: Obama did? I don't remember that.
STU: I think it started with Joe Biden. I think Joe Biden was the first one to do it. That's my theory. I think Joe Biden came out and said, you know what, I will only consider a black woman for this role.
I don't remember anyone overtly saying, in advance, before that.
GLENN: There's two portions of this. When did it become okay. Just to say, I'm appointing a black woman? For the role?
That's what I'm looking for.
And erase -- I'm sure there's a polyamorous Asian out in California, that might have been -- that lives in California. That might be very qualified.
STU: It's one of the first qualifications, living in the state, usually.
GLENN: Yeah. It is. It is.
But, anyway, there's also, you're racist for even thinking that that's not okay.
STU: That's true.
That's a whole other glass ceiling.
GLENN: But they have to have both of them.
GLENN: And I think that started with me.
I think that started --
STU: You started this?
GLENN: No. No. I didn't start it. They started it me. When I said, I think Barack Obama might be racist.
Or he has a deep-seated hatred for the white culture.
STU: I remember this.
GLENN: I remember it too.
Like a brand.
Anyway, and I couldn't believe that -- I remember we said, when -- when was the first time, somebody was pointing out racism was called a racist! Remember?
STU: That's true.
I don't remember that ever happening before you. People like Al Sharpton would throw up racist all the time.
But nobody would say, he was a racist for saying that he was a racist.
That's usually a claim you would make.
But that was you. That was how you treated it with him.
Because you said he was racist. Now you are a racist.
GLENN: Now everybody does that.
Everybody, when they want to shut you down. They say, you're a racist for saying this is racist.
STU: I don't want to say it. But trailblazer?
GLENN: Well, I don't like that.
GLENN: Thank you. Thank you. Very much. I appreciate the honor.
STU: And on the other side of it. I really -- I glance to find another example of this. Before Joe Biden.
But people like to say, Reagan said in a debate, like he said, I look forward -- he said, I look forward to naming the first female Supreme Court justice.
It wasn't like, I will only look at females for this role.
It was -- a little more explicit than normal. Maybe.
And then it was Joe Biden.
Joe Biden came out. Did it 57 times.
He's like, I want a guy who is actually saying he's a girl for this role. I want a black woman for this role.
I want three lesbians over there.
Nine -- like that's all he started with.
But he did it -- the first time he did it, was in that debate.
Remember this? He was in a debate.
And he -- it was -- it was -- well, fascinating. And this might be why we never really had a conversation about it.
But it was March, I think 15th. 2020.
So, I mean, like we were thinking of other things, that week.
You know. I believe the next day, was the 15 days to start the spread.
Slow the spread. When we started that. We never really had a conversation with that. He kind of blurted it out.
All the reporting behind the scenes. Is that Clyburn, who basically handed them the Democratic nomination.
GLENN: I remember now.
STU: Yeah! Went on stage, in a commercial break.
And threatened to say it on stage. Just say, no. You can be explicit about it. Say, it's a black woman for this role.
GLENN: I remember that!
STU: Yes. And we never really talked about how all of a sudden it was okay to admit, you were picking people based on the color of their skin.
Now, in 1905, it happened all the time.
In 1739, it probably was pretty common.
But we all think that's bad. Right?
We all think picking people by skin color was a really bad idea.
GLENN: Well, I think the transgender Latinx, who were left off that list.
Is probably thinking it was a bad thing.
STU: Yeah, I'm glad you finally brought up that.
GLENN: And isn't it interesting, it was the white guys. The white guys who were leading the way.
You know what, I'm really old.
I'm out of step.
I do think my radio is called the wireless. But I'm going to do what we used to do, when I was a kid, back in the aughts, right after the turn of the century of the 1800s, turn of the 1900s. And I will look for a specific race, and make sure that I'm checking their bedroom as well.
GLENN: I mean, these white guys, why don't you get out of the way. Why don't you -- Joe, if you believe this, why don't you retire right now, and let Kamala Harris be our first black female president?
STU: Of course not.
GLENN: Yeah. Of course not. Of course not. Of course not.
But they'll make sure that everybody else gives up their power. That's kind of the point, isn't it? Kind of the point.
STU: And this goes also to -- in the same period, right? This is the George Floyd period, that happens a few months after he says that.
And that report of just six percent of new S&P 500 jobs, went to white applicants in the wake of the George Floyd crisis, which is remarkable.
I mean, white people make up, what? 70 percent of this country. Only 6 percent of these jobs. That is just blatant racism. Right?
I mean, it's -- now, look, I mean, maybe -- you want to give me the argument. That suddenly, only minorities were good at jobs at big companies. You can make the argument. I can certainly make the argument in the NBA.
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GLENN: Welcome to the Glenn Beck Program.
Now, I know I was supposed to talk to you about something. But Stu and I got sidetracked about Tom Hanks. Oh, I remember.
Now, here's what happens. I'm talking to a friend of mine the other day. And he told me about somebody who works at Disney. And they -- they're in charge of fiscal responsibility, and everything else, for all these movies.
And they were told, that on this project, you need to hire a black person to fill this role.
I remember what role it was, but it was a big role. And literally, this woman said, there is only one African-American in the entire industry, that does that. And they -- it's -- it's an important role. Or everything could go to hell in a handbasket. They said, we don't care. Get a -- an accountant to do the job.
And they're like, but it's not the job of an accountant.
An accountant can't do this job.
They're like, get a black accountant and do it.
They're going to lose all kinds of money. They have a chance, that it's an absolute flop.
This is why Disney is going to sell off everything.
They're going to -- they've destroyed their movie business.
They're destroying their parks.
Because they can't stop now. The -- the inmates are in charge of the asylum. And they can't stop. They built it. That's what you get. Congratulations, Disney.
Global elites and the media are hard at work to convince you that everything they are planning is a "conspiracy theory." But Glenn argues that they're really "conspiracy FACTS." Glenn reads an article titled "11 assumptions about the future" from Doug Casey's International Man that can be used to guide our actions moving forward, and it lines up with the warnings Glenn gave in his newest book, "Dark Future." Glenn reviews these 11 plans global elites have for your future: CBDCs, digital IDs, a "Greater Depression," a rise in crime and censorship, and even World War III are either already here or likely around the corner. So, here's how you should prepare ...
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GLENN: I'm -- I'm -- I'm wondering, if I should share something with you, that I found very, very true.
Eleven assumptions about the future. And it's from Doug Casey. And, I mean, I don't want to bum you out, it's a Monday.
But I included it on today's show prep at GlennBeck.com.
Because I think it's really important. Because I think it is true.
And this -- the reason why I say these things.
Because there's a lot of people who listen to this program. And you're like, I know. I know. It's coming, right?
Yeah. If you ever hear me say, I'm going to the mountain, and I probably won't be back. Then you know. But it's coming.
And here's what's coming.
Change. That's it. Change.
Everything in life changes. We're under constant change. The America that was 100 years ago, has changed so many times, the people I think if we had a time machine. People from 100 years ago, would come here, and they would say, oh.
I don't want to live there. And we would go back to their time and go, I really don't want to live back there. We're all born for a specific time.
And now is our time. And change is coming.
Now, this is -- I would classify it as catastrophic change, not because it's all bad.
It could be really, really great. We're not headed towards the great basket right now.
We're headed towards the other basket. Catastrophic basket. Basket.
And that's a choice, that we all have to make.
But the biggest problem with this is, the politicos have done such a good job in dividing all of us. And I would put myself in this category too. I've had my share of dividing people.
And it has been --
STU: You? You've --
STU: You -- you think you're decisive in some way? I've never heard such a claim.
GLENN: Well, not intentionally. In today's world. Just telling the truth.
STU: That's plenty.
GLENN: Just telling the truth is enough.
And we have to get past that.
Because when I'm looking at these things.
I think, if people could just wake up, we could fix this.
Now, Doug Casey has Doug Casey's take on podcasts. That I want you to listen to what he says, is coming.
Here are the 11 assumptions that I'm using today, to guide my actions.
One, less freedom of movement is coming.
There will be more effort, is to restrict and regulate our freedom of movement from vax passports, to increased visa requirements. And 15-minute city initiatives.
The grid is being constructed to regulate our freedom of movement. That is absolutely true.
And if you read Dark Future, you'll know it to be true because we outline it.
These are not conspiracy theories.
These are facts, that are also conspiracies.
Conspiracy just means, there are people plotting and trying to cover their tracks.
And trying to deny, to throw people off their trail.
Well, they're not even denying.
They're just using the media to say, conspiracy theory!
And then they do it anyway.
For instance, the gas stoves.
Do you know that every single appliance, and you can read about it in today's show prep. At GlennBeck.com.
Get my show prep. Because I can only get to maybe I don't even know.
10 percent of the stories. Get my show prep every day.
It's so critical, that you read that. It's free at GlennBeck.com.
But these are things that every time, they say, it's a conspiracy theory. They throw you off the trail.
They divide us even further.
And then what happens?
They just do it, because it's too late.
Second, CBDC is coming.
Cash will be eliminated. How restrictive it may end up being, I don't know.
But CBDC, is a foregone conclusion.
Timing, some say, by 2030, there are indications that major economies are working to be ready to deploy by 2025.
The digital ID is already here.
It's number three.
Biometrics are the future. If you have a government issued ID, associated with your photograph. You're in the system already.
How the ID is developed and deployed. And enforced is the question.
Number four. The greater depression. Timing is hard. But can any thinking person imagine how the outcome can be avoided altogether.
Suggest, a market pullback of up to 30 percent between now and early 2024.
Okay. This I've heard from several people, 30 percent pullback. That's the stock market falling 30 percent.
And everyone I've talked to. And I don't know about stock markets. And I -- I hate the stock market.
But everybody I talked to said, about 30 percent or more is coming. And we might already be in it.
It will be followed by a pump, and deflationary wipeout in 2025.
Most financial assets, number five, will disappear at some point.
Inflation, bank bail-in. Market wipeout.
I don't know the cause. But I assume -- I assume physical assets are where I need to be ultimately.
This is important for you to understand.
That land, your home, anything physical, any gold, silver, food, seeds. Anything physical, is important.
Anything that is money, it will -- you can bury it all you want. It will slip through your fingers.
Because that's all going to be taken. Debt is going to be a real problem. When the banks start to collapse, they'll just start seizing assets.
Six, increasing crime and disorder. You've seen the videos. Whether driven by economic desperation, mass migration. The inversion of law. Or in the name of social justice.
Crime and disorder will grow and lead to greater physical threats to our lives and property from our fellow man. This makes urban environments, especially but not exclusively a real risk, absolutely true.
How many times do I tell you, a week, Stu.
You really don't want to be near the city. You really --
STU: You do mention it to me, a lot.
GLENN: A lot.
You don't want to be near the cities. Number seven.
Supply constraints are increasing around all commodities.
From food, to energy.
Did you see the story in the show prep today, Stu. About what he's done. What Biden has just done with oil and gas.
He's passed the toughest standards on drilling and finding natural gas, in the history of America.
He is shutting it down from food to energy. Tight supplies are showing up everywhere.
Live cattle, long dormant, hit an all-time high recently. Oil prices are up 30 percent in the last three months.
Forty percent of Argentina's wheat crop is in poor to fair condition, and protectionist policies are on the rise globally.
Eight, World War III is coming.
A good case can be made. That it's already begun.
I don't know if you saw this, this is also in the show prep today.
The Army War College recently published a study suggesting that the all-volunteer force had reached the end of its useful life. With the military struggling with recruiting, conscription is likely at some point.
I don't know if you saw this, also in the show prep.
Russia is holding for the first time ever.
Let me see if I can find this.
Russia is set to hold a nationwide exercise, early next month.
According to new reports.
In preparation, for the danger of armed conflicts, involving nuclear weapons.
Russia authorities will hold a large-scale trillion across the country, on October 3rd. Is that tomorrow, or is that today?
Because of the growing danger of armed conflicts, including with nuclear capable powers, near Russia's borders. The drill is the first time, that Moscow has held such a drill.
Which will imagine that Russia is at least partially under marshal law. And that up to 70 percent of the country's housing facilities, have been destroyed.
That's what they're preparing for.
Now, we're saying, well, I don't -- what are we -- are we?
Yeah. We should go to war. Because my party says, we should go to war.
You have noticed, by the way. That that is something that the parties are saying. But the American people are not?
If you look at the latest poll numbers. It is showing, that the American people are not in step with the parties.
It's the parties that are pushing for war. The average American is saying, I don't want to go to war. I've no desire to go to war. I don't think we should even be there.
STU: I mean, the parties are not outwardly saying that. But their actions are taking us down that road.
STU: And the American people are now getting to the point to where they're opposing even the funding of the war effort in Ukraine. Republicans are already there. Independents are getting closer. Democrats still, very low level of opposition to it. But rising.
GLENN: And look at this, conscription is likely, at some point. That means, if they missed your child in school, they'll indoctrinate them in the military.
I mean, the military, even with everything that's coming up, the military is still saying, no. Abortion and DEI, much more important than -- you know, that's going to kill us. I'll tell you that. This stopping those programs.
STU: That's the kind of thing an election can solve. Right?
Having a Republican president that makes some sense, could put an end to that quickly.
GLENN: A change in our policies, less freedom of movement. Number one.
Goes away. CBDC. You already have DeSantis saying, day one. No CBDC.
The digital ID. That could be stopped with an election. The greater depression.
Maybe not. If we don't turn this around quickly.
Financial assets will disappear at some point.
Maybe -- maybe not.
Increasing crime and disorder. That could be changed. Supply restraints. Increasing around all commodities. Oil. That can change. Food? That can change.
World War III is coming. That can change. Censorship, and digital control, will enter a new phase.
Deplatforming. Debanking. Shadow banning. And social media account suspensions will increase.
Centralized digital services of all kind should be considered suspect.
And very likely dangerous to use. In the future.
Wow. By the way, I can't believe I'm saying this, but in today's newsletter. There's a story about Canada. Trudeau is now pushing to regulate all podcasts.
They have tight regulation for all broadcasts. There are things that you just can't and cannot do in Canada.
You notice, they don't have talk radio in Canada. Not like this.
It's not popular. Any time, they tried this, you would have to balance this. So it's all Milquetoast, awful.
And it's tightly regulated.
To the point to where the Blaze, which is here in America, our sister. I mean, we're not actually sisters.
But our sister, news outlet out there is Rebel News. And they have had trouble with the government over and over and over again.
And they won't shut up.
And they're not radical.
They just believe in freedom of speech.
Number ten, the US election. Regardless of the outcome, is an inflection point, and potentially a flash point.
GLENN: So number ten on this list, is the US election, regardless of the outcome, is an inflection point. And potentially a flash point.
If, the writer writes, if that happens, the outcome will not be accepted by half of the country.
We can be sure, that running up to and shortly after the election, things could get wild.
In advance of the 2020 election, we had COVID and BLM. Shortly after, January 6th and state overreach.
What will 2024 bring?
I think this is something that we need to begin to talk about. Because I think everybody knows it. We just don't talk about it.
I think everybody fears that if Donald Trump or whoever is the G.O.P. candidate, wins, the left will scream, that it was stolen.
And they'll be in the streets, for every cut. And everything that happens.
STU: Sure. Any doubt about that?
GLENN: None. None.
STU: I mean, the last two elections have been this scenario, where half of the country says, it's a fake. Last two. And I don't see -- there's any possibility of this one. Unless you had some Reagan-esque landslide. Maybe. Maybe you have a chance.
GLENN: Maybe. Maybe. If Donald Trump doesn't win, does anyone believe that there aren't a lot of people that -- and I would seriously question the election. Even -- I don't care who wins.
I haven't seen anyone do anything of significance, in the states that are the swing states.
All of the states that Donald Trump lost last time, because they stopped -- they stopped counting.
I don't know what that was.
I haven't seen anybody actually really look into it. With any credibility.
So I don't feel confident.
Now, those states, they have either enhanced those laws. Or strengthened those laws. To give us the same kind of election, we had last time.
STU: Some -- you could argue with some of those states. I think, for example, Georgia has improved their laws. There have been some that have done it.
Again, here's the thing, Glenn. I don't think anyone actually is looking -- going to be looking at. Well, let me -- bring the evidence to me. Place it in front of me.
Let's have a real discussion of what happened.
People just feel. They feel it. And it doesn't matter if it's honestly issued or not.
The problem with the system is that everyone feels like we're in this state of constant chaos.
And nothing is real.
GLENN: Correct. Correct.
STU: And I guarantee you, if Donald Trump wins the election. The other side will claim fraud. And if Joe Biden wins, then the Republican side will claim fraud.
It will just happen. It's just part of our landscape right now.
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We should be alarmed. Because we've entered a new phase. And a more dangerous phase.
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Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled a fire alarm right before an important vote on funding the government. Many accused him of trying to delay the vote. But he claimed he was just trying to open a door and had no idea it would actually trigger the fire alarm. Is that excuse believable at all? Glenn, who has been known to accidentally pull fire alarms all the time, reviews the evidence and reveals the only somewhat plausible way Bowman could have possibly thought pulling the alarm would open the door ... maybe. Plus, he and Stu review Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "delightfully stupid" defense of her progressive colleague.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Okay. So I -- let me just -- oh, jeez.
Oh. I am sorry. I -- I was trying to open my desk drawer to get another pain. And I didn't know how to open it.
And I just pulled the -- I thought that would open the desk -- it's a false alarm, you can shut it off now. Oh, boy.
It's going to be one of those days.
STU: They need to label it better. You can't tell.
GLENN: Right. It says right here, pull in case of fire. Oh, no.
GLENN: My finger slipped. I didn't mean. It was a false alarm.
False alarm. We can -- thank you. Oh, my.
You know, this -- this happens more than you think. You know, I feel pretty stupid right now right now. Because everybody says, it's a fire alarm, it's clearly marked.
When was the last time you pulled the fire alarm by mistake? When was the last time you met somebody who pulled it by mistake?
And I would say, never. Okay?
I mean, yes, I knew somebody in grade school who pulled it intentionally.
But that's the only time, I've ever seen anyone involved in pulling a firearm.
Because they're clearly marked. Now, that's what you might think. However, there are a lot of people, a lot -- well, there's one person, who thought it would open a door. This is what happened, this weekend.
STU: In the building, he works in every day --
GLENN: Well, it's probably a door he's never been to.
STU: Does he think the doors work differently in different parts of the building? Like they just operate.
GLENN: I don't know what you mean.
STU: There's just a handle separate from the door?
GLENN: Well, no. He couldn't -- I mean, the door was marked.
STU: Right. Okay. Okay.
GLENN: Push the lever, and door will open and sound the alarm.
And said, it will sound -- push the lever, and alarm will sound for 15 seconds. Door will open.
And that was clearly marked on the door on the lever.
But he said, he needed to get out. Because, well, he had to get to a vote. Now, a lot of people will say that Jamal bowman, was pulling the fire alarm, to make sure everyone in the Capitol, got out of the Capitol.
So he would disrupt. What do they call it? Oh, an official proceeding.
STU: Hmm. Hmm. Sounds odd.
GLENN: But he was --
STU: Because you're not supposed to disrupt official proceedings. We've learned that quite a bit.
GLENN: Gosh, Stu, I'm sorry. I couldn't get this jar of pickles open. I was just going to have a pickle while I was listening to you.
And I couldn't get it open, and I pulled the fire alarm. I thought maybe that would -- it says twist to open right here on the --
STU: Well, they should be clearer on that.
GLENN: It was another false alarm! Thank you. Oh, man.
STU: Close call.
GLENN: It happens all the time, doesn't it?
GLENN: Now we have to delay the show?
STU: We have to delay the show.
GLENN: I just pulled the fire alarm because you said it would delay the show.
STU: Now, we can't do a show while the fire alarm is sounding.
GLENN: Sorry, guys. We all have to go away. Good night, everybody.
STU: Well, now it's off. So we can do the show again. I mean, this is unbelievable.
The idea that we're supposed to believe this.
GLENN: Well, AOC, she believes it.
Now, she was the one. She was the one who had never seen a disposal before.
Remember, she did an Instagram thing. She flipped a switch. And said, I don't know what this switch does by my sink. And she turns it. And it's the disposal.
And she goes, oh, my gosh. What is that?
I've never seen one of those. I don't know what that disposal is.
I've never seen heard of it.
Maybe if I do this, I can close it. Will it close the disposal?
I'm just trying to close the disposal!
STU: It really should have sent AOC to do this job.
Because people would have legitimately believed that she would have pulled the fire alarm and the door opened. She's the only person I know, that would actually believe it. I would totally buy it from her.
GLENN: Yeah. Now, first of all, let me give you AOC.
Here she is.
VOICE: I will be honest a bit. It doesn't really make sense to me, his explanation.
Did you talk to him? What's going on?
VOICE: Yeah. I think if you do see some photos of the sign. I think there's something to be said, about the government is about to shut down. There's a clock that's going down. The exits that were normally opened have been suddenly closed.
VOICE: So I -- what I'm here to say is that --
STU: What I'm here to say is...
GLENN: Capitol Police and Jamaal Bowman are active, and he's fully participating. And saying, there was a misunderstanding.
STU: Hold on.
He's active and fully participating in saying that there was a misunderstanding?
GLENN: Yes. He was actively --
STU: That is not our language.
GLENN: No. He was active --
STU: What language is that? What combination of words?
GLENN: That's American, okay?
You're American in you, speak American.
STU: She is delightfully stupid.
I know -- I know people don't like her.
I understand that. But I just find her just wonderful. She's so dumb. And so public about it.
GLENN: Hang. Hang on.
STU: What happened?
GLENN: There was apparently, one of our listeners was opening their mind.
STU: Okay. Oh, no.
GLENN: And they thought that's how they did it. Apparently not.
So false alarm!
STU: I mean, she is -- it's not like this is the first time she's ever been on television.
If that were the case. You might say, wow. She's really struggling in this moment.
GLENN: I want to ask you.
I want to ask you. Now, I have a method to the madness. Just to go with me.
GLENN: What does a fire alarm look like?
STU: It's a little handle. Usually says fire.
GLENN: Red and white, yeah? Where is it usually?
STU: On the wall.
GLENN: On the wall, okay.
Where did you learn about fire alarms?
STU: I don't know that I can trace that back.
It seems so blatantly obvious. I can't point to where I learned about it.
But it was certainly when I was very young.
GLENN: Probably in school.
Because you had, what?
STU: That's right.
GLENN: And do you know anybody who accidentally has pulled a fire drill.
STU: Not until this week.
GLENN: Not until this weekend. Okay.
Number one, I learned about them in school, I'm sure. I didn't see them anywhere else, I'm sure. So I learned about it in school.
Guess what Jamaal Bowman did, before he was a member of Congress?
STU: I mean, gee. What could it be?
GLENN: Well, he was the principal of a school.
STU: School. Hmm.
GLENN: So I'm sure, he didn't have any run-ins with firearms, at a school.
STU: No. And surely, he wasn't taught, that people sometimes, pull firearms to delay things. By students.
GLENN: Oh, he never gave that message. Never gave that message.
Do not pull a fire alarm. It's not a joke. Not a joke.
Now, it's an offense for a couple of reasons this time. Pulling a fire alarm is illegal if there is no fire.
STU: It's like, yelling fire in a crowded theater.
Similar to that.
GLENN: Exactly right. Exactly right. And there's another reason you don't do it in the Capitol.
And that would be because you were trying to obstruct official proceedings.
So, in other words, if January 6th, just one guy, one guy would have walked in.
And pulled the fire alarm. He would have been given the 22 years. Just because he was obstructing an official proceeding.
GLENN: Now, if that guy happened to be -- and this is very common.
If that guy happened to say, I'm sorry. I was just trying to open the door.
I thought this would open the door. It would have been gone. I mean, they would have even questioned it.
STU: Yeah. I think they would just let them go immediately. He just made a mistake. That was a door handle that was labeled fire.
That was not -- to the side of the door.
GLENN: Sure. And it doesn't say door. It says fire.
STU: No, it says fire.
GLENN: It says fire. So the best I can do on this, is he was trying to open the door, and he thought those were fire doors.
Now, seeing that they were glass doors, seeing that they were glass doors, you -- I have to grade him down on intelligence yet again.
STU: Wait. You are trying to give him this benefit of the doubt. Saying, okay. It's a fire door.
So, therefore --
GLENN: And it would open up.
But that's the exact opposite of what a fire door would do.
STU: Right. It would be the opposite. It would be close. You would want it to be closed, the fire.
GLENN: Yes. Yes.
STU: Because you want the fire to come through.
GLENN: Well, yes.
But if it's to the outside, it would also feed a fire. Because you don't want more oxygen coming in.
STU: Right. There you go.
GLENN: So I can't make this work.
I can't make this work at all.
STU: I mean, it's impossible.
It's impossible for anybody to believe this.
And it's one of those things, that let's just take him at his word, for a second. Let's just entertain this for a second. He walked in, he saw fire. He pulled the thing. He was going door to door. He should be immediately removed from Congress.
GLENN: Why is that, Stu?
STU: But you're obviously too stupid to be in Congress.
So either --
GLENN: I agree with this.
STU: You should be out of Congress, because you're too dumb.
GLENN: I agree with this.
Look, if he is this stupid, we don't have to impeach him. We don't have to do anything. He won't find his way to work, sometime this week.
He won't find his pants or his underpants, sometime this week. And he will just walk out in his wing tipped shoes. And his tie and his shirt. And, you know, everything swinging in the breeze. And he will be like, what are you talking about?
Oh, my pants? I didn't know I was -- how do I put my pants on?
Just -- just have to -- get that. Would that help put my pants?
Hello. I need to put my pants. Somebody with pants. Come quick!
Oh. False alarm. I don't need pants.
I don't wear pants.
STU: But you're already wearing them.