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How progressive 'puritans' are DESTROYING FUN for us all

Noah Rothman, author of ‘The Rise Of The New Puritans,’ details just how ‘miserable’ the lives are of today’s progressives. And the worst part? They don’t even REALIZE IT! But these progressive ‘puritans’ are ‘pursuing a moral framework and have imposed it on EVERY ASPECT of life,’ Rothman explains, just like the totalitarian philosophy on which their ideology is based. Glenn and Rothman discuss how this kind of moral absolutism — that takes no prisoners — could cause our society to cease to function normally…

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GLENN: Noah Rothman. A guy who I think really gets it. He's the -- just written the book, The Rise of the New Puritans. The war on fun. Really. Noah, welcome to the program, how are you, sir?

NOAH: Very well. Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate it.

GLENN: You bet. You bet. So Stu and I are in the midst of reading your book. We haven't gotten all the way to the end yet. But I have to ask you: Do -- do progressives know that they're almost embarrassingly unfun right now? Do they know this?

NOAH: No. They absolutely don't. They would reject the premise. And they sort of recoil at the assertion that they're pursuing some sort of a moral framework. That they have imposed this moral framework on every aspect of life. Especially the apolitical aspects of life. They don't see themselves as less fun, less chill. Less accommodating than their parents or grandparents. But they most certainly are. They're having less fun. They're having less sex. They're enjoying life less than their elders.

GLENN: They're having less sex?

NOAH: Oh, yeah. You haven't gotten to that chapter? That's a good one.

GLENN: No.

NOAH: So that is my very salacious chapter on sex and booze. It's called -- it's titled Temperance. All of these chapters are organized around unimpeachable moral values. Because they are pursuing a moral ideal, about how society should organize itself. So when you think of progressives, you don't think they have sexual prescriptions, right?

But if you dig into the literature around the many proliferating sexual identities. It's not about self-gratification or self-fulfillment. It's about the political program associated with these things. This has to pursue and advance a political agenda. And couple that with the labyrinth theme of consent requirements now, in statute, in places like California, but mostly in dorms and college campuses.

And you have this unnavigable labyrinth that has been erected around consent. Which absent consent is obviously a crime. But we created now, real legal and moral, and social consequences, if a Q is misread or a signal is overlooked, or it's just human behavior that's intervened in the process. The complicated process. The result is less sex, people are reporting, especially young people are reporting have much less casual intercourse than their parents did.

GLENN: Okay. I have to tell you, first of all, it is a religion. It is a religion. So you have Puritans absolutely right. And they are imposing it on all of us. But I look at people who are like this. And I think to myself, how could you not be just miserable, if you believe all the things that they believe, it's just a life of misery.

NOAH: Yeah. They don't see themselves as miserable, but they are making their compatriots miserable. I think nine out of the ten people I spoke with are -- who -- most of them wouldn't go on the record, for fear of consequences, saying the things that they actually think.

GLENN: Which is weird.

NOAH: Yeah. Well, there are real social and professional consequences for going against this movement. It's not a big movement, but it punches way above its weight. And so these guys are Democrat. They vote Democrat. They wouldn't vote Republican with a gun to their head. But they didn't get into the business of making delicious food and writing screenplays and broadcasting sports because they wanted to do politics. They don't. They've just been drafted into this movement. And it's sapping them of enthusiasm for their life's work. And they really, really resent it.

STU: Can you go over some of these? You have so many examples of this type of thing. The hummus place is one.

GLENN: I would like to hear about the burrito truck. Tell us about the burrito truck.

NOAH: A truck that was in the Pacific Northwest, these two women went down to Mexico. Fell in love with the food, interviewed chefs, picked up some recipes, brought them back to the Pacific Northwest, and it was a profound success. They were very commercially successful. In fact, a lot of people targeted by this movement are successful. And their success engenders quite the resentment. But they brought it to the Pacific northwest. And the media environment down there, which is beholden to this progressive set of ideas, just went about destroying the thing, because they had stolen this heritage from -- from the hard-working people of Mexico. They hadn't given them any credit. They weren't giving them the proper remunerations that were due.

It was a very nebulous idea of what they violated. What prescriptions they ignored.

But this thing was destroyed. These two women were driven out of business. And the burrito truck, which was feted, which was loved, which was driven under -- out of business. In part, also because I think it was so good. But they had violated some unspoken, unwritten ideals about whatever culture appropriation is, it's very difficult to define. But it's believed to be some form of theft, as though culture is a 0-sum game. And it's commodified in some way.

GLENN: So when I read that, and I thought about it, I had just seen the new Elvis movie. Have you seen the new Elvis movie?

NOAH: I haven't. I heard it's good.

GLENN: It's very, very good. But it taught me something about Elvis that I didn't know. I didn't know that he was so poor after his dad died, that he and his mom lived in a black community in Memphis. Which never happened. He was like the only white kid in this black community. So he grew up in that culture. He grew up with the music. That's why he moved the way he did. And the -- at the time, the programmers of radio, many of them would have loved to have played the black music. But they couldn't put a black man on the air. And when they heard his music, it was the black culture and black music sung by a white guy.

And, you know, it shows B.B. King and all of these legends who were friends of his, going, man, take it. Take it. I'm glad people are listening to it.

Now, you would look at that, and it would be cultural appropriation. And they would hate. I think they probably do, hate Elvis and anybody like him, because he was just stealing that. No, he wasn't.

He was popularizing it. He was breaking a barrier.

NOAH: Yeah. Popularizing it and creating synthesis. And there's this idea abroad that synthesis in music, in culture, in cuisine, is some sort of form of theft. Is there needs to be -- there's a racial essentialist element that's put to this.

That suggests that any creativity in creative works of art and amalgamating and synthesizing various influences into some finished product represents some form of attack on culture, even though what you just said is absolutely correct. In art, in food, and in music, you're exposing new audiences to this thing. You're creating a broader understanding and acceptance of these cultural traits, albeit, perhaps, amalgamated. Not necessarily adulterated. They confuse the two, probably deliberately. But the expansion of broadening the exposure to these ideas. These cultural traits. Used to be something that we would celebrate and accept as an unadulterated good. It's not anymore.

GLENN: Right. I know there was a guy who I grew up listening to on the radio.

He was very, very good. His name was Charlie Brown. He was originally at KJR in Seattle, and then CUBE. And I studied at his feet. I was lucky enough to work with him when I was very, very young. And I watched him, and I talked to him. When I started doing my own show, I called him up and I asked him. Hey, Charlie, can I -- can I steal this and this and this from you? And he just laughed, and he said. And I think this is true, with almost everything.

Because it's not -- you're not living in a vacuum. And he said, Glenn, you steal from me. You have stolen twice.

And that's what we don't understand, that it all is just kind of -- that's where you get your inspiration. And you take it. And you make it your own. And you move -- not stealing things word-for-word, et cetera, et cetera.

Let me ask you, because I'm watching -- I mean, I know you're -- your IQ is a lot higher than mine. And I don't know if you're -- if you're watching like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which I think is fantastic.

But it centers around this woman in the 1950s, early 1960s, who wants to be a comedian. And one of the running characters is Lenny Bruce. And Lenny Bruce would absolutely be in progressive jail right now, if he lived today. And you had all of these great comedians, that were there to push back, on the man. Whatever it was, they pushed back. These people like Ricky Gervais, make it, I think, because they don't apologize, and they don't stop.

Can you talk a little bit about the effect of apology, and what's happening in comedy.

NOAH: Yeah. The very same sentiments, policing of public morality, that took in Lenny Bruce. George Carlin and Richard Pryor are at work today. The executors of this campaign are not on the right. They used to be.

You know, the tendency that saw something that would corrupt you into great society and innocent cultural fare, used to be a tendency native to the right. In part, because we are all heirs to this puritanical tradition, has found a home in both political coalitions over the years.

On -- when it comes to comedy, one of the things you see now among this particularly puritanically inclined progressives is to emphasize the pain that someone had to endure, in order for you to enjoy something as trite as a punch line. You know, I see this in the fans of the comedian Hannah Gatsby. An anti-comic. And who is funny when she wants to be. She doesn't always want to be. Sometimes she will build the same tension that would otherwise lead to a punch line, give you that release, and doesn't break the tension. Just lets you sit and marinate in it, and absorb her pain. And maybe interrogate you about that joke that you told five minutes ago, and ask you, why you thought that was funny. Why was my suffering funny?

And that's what they love so much. They love the language. They love the ardor. Because it's a sign of your prudent understanding. That suffering exists in this world. And if you don't dutifully dwell on it every second of your life. You're sacrificing a moral mission, to advance a progressive project and make the human experience just a little bit more, you know, tolerable. This is a very puritanical ideal.

GLENN: I've never heard -- go ahead. Well, hang on. Hang on. I have to take a quick break. I want you to get to the apology. And I want you to explain a little bit deeper this anti-comedian. I've never heard that term before. Anti-comedian. And, you know, it's different than like Andy Kaufman. Who just, for his own entertainment, would make people wildly uncomfortable. But that's a completely different look. As I understand it. We're talking to Noah Rothman. He's the author of the rise of the new Puritans. A great book. You want to understand what's going on with the left and this new religion, and how it affects everything? The rise of the new Puritans, by Noah Rothman. Back with him in 60 seconds.

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Noah, I would love to do a podcast with you and spend, you know, at least an hour with you on this -- this topic. You've really nailed it. The book is the rise of the new Puritans. Tell me about the apology.

NOAH: So we are often bombarded with demands that you will apologize for your conduct. The apology provides you no absolution. And that's where I differ from a lot of the very brilliant scholars. Who have called this a purely secular faith. I don't see it entirely as a faith. Because in a faith in the western condition, there is deism, that expiates sin. There can be no absolution for sin in this particular faith because there is no deism. And because it is such an all-encompassing social code, I liken it more towards Puritanism. Because Puritanism wasn't just a phase. It wasn't just congregationalism. It was a way of life. It was a totalitarian philosophy by definition, because it was total.

When it comes to the apology, the apology as we've all observed, makes you just a more delicious target, and trains more fire on you. This isn't just true in comedy. There's several examples of that in the comedy chapter. But there's a particularly interesting anecdote that I lead off the book with, about a grocery -- about a grocer in Minnesota, that was, again, very popular. Very successful.

It was vetted by Keith Ellison on the floor of the House of Representatives. Diners, drive-ins, and dives. Guy Fieri featured it.

So it turned out, the owner of this grocer had a daughter, who in her youth, 14 and 18, respectively, made racially insensitive remarks online. This was picked up by the online community, that they attempted to him, to -- to apologize. And -- and to make absolution for his sins. He had to fire his daughter. That was not good enough. He pledged that she would devote herself to good works for the community. That was not good enough. Eventually, the holder of his lease terminated the lease.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

NOAH: Because that was the penitence that was deserving of the sin he had committed. The careless parentage of a willful daughter. And this is as moral a code as you can find. It goes back to the founding of the country. When you are apologizing in any other tradition, you would find some absolution. This particularly uncompromising tradition offers no -- no absolution for offenses against it.

GLENN: It is. I will tell you, you're right about this. As a completely different kind -- you don't call it a religion. I do. I just think it's an Antichrist-style religion. There is no forgiveness. And without forgiveness, we cease to function normally as a society. You just can't live in a society, where there is no forgiveness. Where you're held accountable, not only for everything you've ever done, but also anything your ancestors have done. That's a pretty shallow pool of good people that can be swimming around.

Noah, thank you so much for being on the program today. I would love to have you back. Love to do a podcast with you. The book is the rise of the new Puritans. Fighting against progressive's war on fun. Noah Rothman is the author

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The U.S. dollar might CRASH. Here's how YOU can prepare.

The U.S. economy is in trouble, and Americans are feeling it. But thanks to central banks around the world, it’s not just the U.S. dollar facing a potential collapse. In this clip, Glenn explains how the world’s central banks are ‘DESTROYING EVERYTHING.’ He explains how — even though it may seem like it’s gaining strength today — the U.S. dollar is facing a potential crash…a crash that could potentially turn America into Venezuela overnight. So, it’s best to prepare for all worst case scenarios NOW. Glenn provides actions YOU can take to prepare today.

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STU: So, Glenn, you have the big special last night on the economy.

And I find it to be a really fascinating situation right now. Let me give you just a couple of stats that I see.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: The pending home sales, in the United States. Down 22.5 percent year over year. That's as low as the 2008 financial crisis. And almost as low as the covid collapse, which you might -- you might remember, we basically shut down the entire world, in March and April of 2020. It's that bad.

GLENN: Yeah. So nobody was really buying houses at that time, because you couldn't leave your house.

STU: You couldn't leave your house.

GLENN: So it's a little better than that.

STU: A little better than that.

GLENN: A little better than closing every business, every bank, every real estate office. All transactions stop. It's a little better than that.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Liquidity positions in the US Treasury market. This is measured by Bloomberg. It is as bad as March 2020 basically. As bad as March 2020.

Then you have this situation, which I find to be fascinating. If you have -- if you want to pay $2,500 a month on your mortgage. Okay? $2,500 a month, with 20 percent down.

Typical sort of situation, you might be going to buy a new home. As of a year ago, you could afford a house that was $759,000. With that outcome, 20 percent down. $2,500 a month.

$759,000 a year ago.

Now it's $476,000 because of all the interest rate changes, all of the inflation, and all of that.

Now, at the same time, almost every currency in the globe is going through the basement floor, and the U.S. dollar is the only one that is showing any strength.

So how do you look at all of that? And come up with some grand unifying theory, as to what is going on?

GLENN: The central banks are destroying everything. They're destroying everything. They all got bailed out. You know, the -- and I don't -- I don't -- I'm not qualified. Nor, do I feel appropriately equipped to talk about liquidity in the bond market. That's something that can be saved for CNBC. It just means that those people, who are in the, you know, stock game, the liquidity is very low. Meaning, there's not a lot of access money slashing -- sloshing around. So if things go down, there's no money there, to be able to bail things out. That is the central bank. What they've been doing. They've been printing money. So there's still plenty of money. Okay?

So that means, that you're going to have to start printing money. That's what happened yesterday, in England.

The -- the union pensions, all went under. Okay?

Just -- it folded up. There's no way we can -- we can pay for any of these pensions. Folded up. And so the Bank of England, who just swore, we're not printing any more money. Inflation is already out of control.

They said, except for now. We're printing money. And they just started printing money, like there's no tomorrow.

So the bond market. The stock exchange over there, went up. Why?

Because the people who are playing the game, and getting the money, from the central bank, they're like, okay. Great.

They're printing money again. Plenty of money. I'll make some more money here. I'll put it back into the stock market, and I'll make money. And then I'll pull it out. This is a game that does not end.

You cannot get out of this. This is something I've been warning about since 2008. And they're not going to tell you. I'm going to -- I'm going to attach a name to something. Because I really respect this guy. And I would have never expected him to say something like this. But he really believes, and so I'm attaching a name. Because I think he's a good guy.

And it just shows, if the good guys are thinking like this, what are the nefarious ones thinking?

I was on Neil Cavuto 2007, and I laid the case out, that we were going to have a collapse. And -- and he pushed back, and pushed back. And I have no problem, if people disagree. In fact, I said, Neil, if you disagree, please, I want to know where I'm wrong. I want to be wrong on this. It just doesn't look like I'm wrong.

We finished, and Neil, who, again, I believe is truly a good guy.

He looked at me, and -- sorry, he didn't look at me. I got up from the table. I said, thank you, Neil. That was good. And he said, you're the most irresponsible broadcaster, I have ever met.

And I said -- and that was crushing to me, because I like Neil. And I said, what?

And I said, what do you -- what -- why -- what did I get wrong? Why didn't you say what I got wrong? Because I want to know.

And he said, no. You're not wrong. We just don't say those things. That causes panic. And panic causes things to get worse.

And I -- my -- my point of view was no. By not telling the American people, what is possibly coming, causes even more panic, when it comes.

The reason why I say this, and I've attached his name to it, for the first time, is because I respect Neil. I think he's a good guy. And there are honest people who have honest differences, on what to say and how to react.

But you have an administration now, and a media, that is doing nothing. They're doing nothing, but lying to you.

And everybody knows, this is a train wreck. So yesterday, the British pound, almost collapsed.

Why is the dollar going up?

Because the euro is going down. Because the British pound is going town. Everybody is on the verge of collapse.

America is the strongest place to put your money. Now, let me ask you this: You have to -- you have to put your product in a store. And you're responsible for everything that is sold, damaged, or lost. Where are you going to put your product? A CVS? In a part of town, that is just -- is getting ransacked every day?

You know, you're going to put it in downtown San Francisco, where people go in, and take the product, and just walk away with it. Are you going to put your money there?

Or are you going to put your money in a place, where it may not happen. But it is happening, but just not at that rate. Yet.

You, of course, put your product there, and stop putting your product in San Francisco. Correct? Doesn't that seem logical?

That's what's happening to the dollar. It's not that we're strong. It's just that, we're the last one to go.

And as I've had this argument with people, I've always explained it as the floatiest poop in the toilet bowl. Because maybe it will get people's attention. That all has to be flushed. Okay?

It is not going to last. It's not going to last. But people with lots of money. Institutions, you know, funds that are investing for other people. Where are you going to put your money? Where are you going to put it?

Tell me the country that is stable. Tell me the country that isn't on the verge of collapse. Tell me the country that didn't play the game of printing money, so they could spend more money.

Tell me the country!

You can't. There is no country. Did you see the video of China blowing up their ghost cities? Have you seen this?

They're taking the parts of the ghost cities, where they hadn't finished them. And I mean, 25 skyscrapers. Okay?

They looked finished. They're not finished on the inside. Twenty-five of them. Taking them all down at once. Boom. Blowing them up.

They're all coming down at once.

STU: It looks like the finale of Fight Club. Is what it looked like to me.

GLENN: It's crazy, isn't it?

STU: It's crazy.

GLENN: They're destroying them, because they can't let them sit there empty. So they blow them up and destroy. Because that never worked. What they were doing was printing money, that didn't have. To keep everybody employed. And build these ghost cities.

Now, what? Now, what?

So you have to start thinking, in a way that you've never had to think before.

And this is a global thing. People in England -- and I doubt they are. Because they don't have talk radio. They have the BBC.

And if you think I was on NPR, and would be allowed to have this conversation, you're fooling yourself. So try to get somebody on the BBC to say this. They won't.

You -- if you're in England, and I think that it's going to go well, it's not. And it has nothing to do with the new tax proposal.

The new tax proposal, lowered corporate rates, by one percent. 1 percent.

That's not going to cause an economic collapse. Okay?

That will actually spur things on. Not very much. Because it's only a 1 percent cut. It's no big deal. The other cuts, were already in the plans. They were already coming, were they not?

STU: Yeah. There's a tax cut for the average person, 20 percent. And 19 percent. The highest income bracket, went from 45 to 40. They say, the difference here is $5 billion. This is the -- the panicky thing. You know, the -- these estimates. $5 billion of tax revenue per year. Which, of course, is nothing compared to what they spent on covid. And is basically what they've already spent on Ukraine this year. Not us. But them.

GLENN: So don't send, what you were going to send to Ukraine.

STU: Or just stop spending the money on covid, which you should be doing anyway.

GLENN: Right. And you saved all that money. You've done it in a year. Save that money.

STU: It's a miracle.

GLENN: What's happening is the banks. The central banks have played the game. We are now coming to the end of that game. So now, what do you do?

I'm not going to talk at all about stocks or bonds, or any of that crap, that you'll find on CNBC.

They know more than I do, I'm sure. But let me tell you, for anybody who is not a big investor, what do you do?

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GLENN: Jeez. All right. So what do you do? What do you do?

I don't know what people are going need to. I just know people are going to be in need. So if we want to be a blessing to others, and yourself. The best thing you can own is food. Water. Natural gas, or, you know, propane.

Anything that are essentials. Toothpaste. Toilet paper. We are going to see real shortages. And that is going to be coupled with a stagflation kind of market, where people are losing their jobs. We're not growing at all.

And -- and people don't know what to do. You have to think like a German Jew of the 1930s. You have to start thinking that way.

You have to start thinking -- just like a German in hyperinflation. If you read any of the diaries of these people that lived back then, they said no one knew what hyperinflation even meant a week ago. Now it's all that people can talk about.
You have a chance, as we outlined on the special last night. There is a chance, we turn into Venezuela.

And that happens overnight. That is not something -- how does somebody go broke? How does somebody go abrupt? Over a long period of time, and then all at once.

You made decisions all along, and you push it off, push it off. Push it off. Then the straw that breaks the camel's back, it breaks. And you are out.

That's the way it will happen here. Hopefully, it doesn't happen. And I can't tell you for sure, what to invest in.

What to put your money in. I know food will never go out of style.

But will food be called hoarding, well, it was in Germany.

Art. Art. But how long does it take -- because there are going to be people that survive. See, they are just waiting you out.

The people at the top, are waiting you out. When you crumble, and you can't afford it, then they'll scoop in, and buy it at a wholesale price.

So what do you have? What do you have? Gold, silver. We're going to talk about cryptocurrencies? Just a second, with a guy who is going to be the head of the -- or one of the heads of the House financial committee.

When we come back here in about ten minutes.

He's going to talk to us about cryptocurrency and what all of that means. And what the government is doing. Right now, what are they doing?

They're collapsing cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency, I bet you, if it was completely unleashed right now. If there weren't any governments saying, well, we're not going to -- cryptocurrency will probably be at $100,000 for bitcoin right now. You have to have food, water, land, a home, but not the stuff that you're so far in debt.

If you have high interest credit cards, anything that is high interest, or variable, get rid of it right now. It's better to have, you know, five or 7 percent loan on your house. Than a variable loan.

Because the interest rate could become crippling.

Now, what most likely is going to happen, is they're going to just start raising the rate. And raising the rate. And raising the rate. Until, everything falls apart. And then they're going to slash the rate. And at the time they slash the rate. Before inflation is fixed, that is your moment of we've given up. Escalation of inflation is our destiny. You'll start seeing them go to cryptocurrency and everything else. When America is it that, that's when the world really freaks out, and the game completely changes.

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3 ways Dems used Hurricane Ian DESTRUCTION for political gain

If there’s one thing today’s far-left are good at, it’s using human tragedy for political opportunity. And even before Hurricane Ian made landfall, that’s actually what some Democrats decided to do. From Biden urging Floridians to get vaccinated, to the mainstream media’s onslaught against Governor DeSantis, and potential plans to politicize FEMA, Glenn shows how political gain seems to be the left’s current strategy as this massive storm hits our Gulf Coast…

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GLENN: So Stu, how excited are you? Wow. Where do we even begin today?

Well, let's start with Joe Biden. Here's the advice for anybody in Florida. Really important advice yesterday, from Joe Biden.

BIDEN: Let me be clear. If you're in a state where hurricanes often strike, like Florida or the Gulf Coast or into Texas. A vital part of preparing for hurricane season, is to get vaccinated.

GLENN: Ah, yes. Yes. Yeah. Much more complicated.

BIDEN: A natural disaster hits.

STU: This is great news. We have a hurricane vaccine? I didn't even hear about that.

GLENN: Yeah. You just have to vote Democrat. That's it, you vote for a Democrat, and no hurricanes.

STU: That's it! Wow.

GLENN: So he's right there on the front lines for you, America. And, Florida, he's there for you. We got to make sure that they get vaccines, because it will be very complicated, you know, when we're pulling you in from, you know, the water or off the roof of your house. I mean, we'll send a helicopter. But have you been vaccinated?

STU: Have you ever had a vaccine underwater?

It's really difficult to administer.

GLENN: It's very difficult. Very difficult. That's why you should have had it. You red staters. That's why you should have had it. By the way, so far, the president hasn't cauldron DeSantis at all. Can you give us cut seven, please. Here's a FEMA official, saying. Wait a minute. Why haven't you called yet?

VOICE: Can you articulate how those determinations are made. And why -- and why it hasn't been made in this case, to have the president call the governor.

VOICE: Yeah. The president is very focused on making sure that the federal family has the right resources available to support this.

GLENN: Have you been vaccinated?

VOICE: We have a team of my senior leadership that are embedded with the governor to make sure that we're supporting that. Our focus today is making sure that we have the right measures in place to support the life-saving activities that need to happen. Any conversations afterwards, need to be -- see what the damage is done.

GLENN: Yeah.

VOICE: But he's made conversations with the mayors. So is there any reason why not the governor?

VOICE: Again, we have a strong team that's in place, supporting the governor right now, working side by side with him and his staff. How are you working side by side, you haven't called him!

STU: I think they did eventually call him.

GLENN: Good. Good. Well, that's usually very low. I know when the fires and everything were happening. And that evil George Bush, who hates California.

He's like, whatever California needs, we're not going to supply it. In fact, I'm not even going to call and find out.

You know, I wish there was just one person we could call. Do you remember George Bush. It didn't matter what state. Even in Hurricane Katrina. He called and said, please, evacuate the city.

The Democratic leadership said, no. He didn't get vindictive about it. He was immediately there. And he even took the blame for all of it. Even though, he didn't deserve it. Same with the wildfires.

Where is Joe Biden? Have you been vaccinated?

All right. One other thing I want to bring to your attention. First of all, let me say this, and then we'll wrap that section up of Rick DeSantis. Ron DeSantis.

STU: Ron DeSantis.

GLENN: What you have to watch for here, is the media smearing Ron DeSantis. They're going to do everything they can, to make him look incompetent. They'll do everything they can, to make Florida look like a hellhole, that's just out of control. Guarantee it. Guarantee.

STU: Yeah. I mean, number one is obviously the concern about what's going on with the human life, and all the effects of the hurricane. But like, when you look at it from a national perspective. What we'll have here is a story over in the next few months. And actually in this case, the next few weeks. Is there are tons of people, starting with his opponent in the gubernatorial race. But also spreading to every government operative across the country. And every media operative across the country, who see Ron DeSantis as a real threat to Democratic power and have an opportunity here, whether true or not, to try to take him out, not in the 2024 election, but right now in the next few weeks. This is an election that is seven or eight points. Maybe five points in Florida. With DeSantis leading.

You know, if this goes poorly, and they can convince the American people. The people in the middle. Not the hard-core leftists. The people in the middle, who think that maybe Ron DeSantis does a terrible job managing this somehow. If they can convince him of this, they can take him out before this gubernatorial race, and then he's not a factor at all in 2024.

They see this as Democrats so often do. Human tragedy, they see as an opportunity.

GLENN: Well, I want to get into that here in a second. But, first, here's your opportunity to serve. Mercury One working with its partners. We are mobilizing on the ground with food, electrical support, communication support, and cleanup support.

We will be in first and out last. We need your help. Just go to mercuryone.org. And donate to our Disaster Relief Fund. We have many donors in Florida. Mercury One is there to help.

So please, if you can, donate now to mercuryone.org. And we will keep you up-to-date on the latest. And what we're doing. We're just waiting for it to come ashore. And then we'll spring into action. All right. The next thing I want you to know about is FEMA.

We found a paper. This is, oh, I don't know. Several years ago, this paper was written. He's a climate activist. And it proposes that FEMA could be weaponized to, into being reactionary to natural causes. It would be proactive. And it would operate as some sort of a green new deal enforcer. Well, we found this paper, and it says, quote, if the moment is seized, the current crisis and any renewed attention, it may bring to emergency management, can be an opportunity to recast it, as more vital and strategic component, of the future political landscape.

The paper laments that FEMA's previous restrictions when it comes to liberty, and their reluctance, to, quote, propose limitations on private property, end quote.

Really?

We were done with the talk of FEMA camps and Black Hawk helicopters.

No. You're not done with that. Let me put it back in here. For just a second.

This is The Great Reset. Now, have there been any changes at FEMA?

Well, yes. If you go to the FEMA dot-gov website, you'll see integrating sustainability into recovery. Now, it was updated July 22nd, 2020. So this is being set into motion at FEMA in the final months of the Trump administration.

But remember, there's no such thing as a Deep State. We have one of their guides, that is actually linked back to the Department of Energy, going green from the ground up. And the first section says it all: Quote, out of crisis, opportunity. And they're talking about FEMA going in, when there's been a horrible, horrible crisis. And the first question is: Why go green from the ground up?

Because we have the opportunity. And FEMA can lead the way. Saul Alinsky would be very proud. Identify a crisis. And if none exist, create one. And then rebuild society the way you want. Now, keep in mind, this is not from congressional committees. This is from a group of unelected Deep Staters. FEMA and the Department of Energy. As you scroll through the FEMA website, it looks pretty familiar, to stuff we've already seen someplace else.

In fact, it's a damn near carbon copy of the united nation's agenda 2030. The agenda for sustainable development. And their 17 sustainable goals are another carbon copy of what the Davos crew are saying in the World Economic Forum, and the great reset.

It's all the same. What they're significant is, if you actually like or need your high carbon footprint job. If you work in the oil and gas industry. Car industry. Coal industry. 95 percent of blue-collar worker, literally anything they don't like, it's too bad.

And the rebuilding of any city is going to come at a higher cost. Because they're just making it sustainable for the future.

To the new U.S. government bureaucratic great reset, liberty is a liability. As that FEMA academic paper stated. Private property is a limitation.

We'll keep our eye on FEMA, and hopefully they're bringing clean water, and then going home.

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The Nord Stream pipeline SABOTAGE puts us ALL AT RISK

Was the Nord Stream explosion sabotage? And who was behind the attack? Was it Russia? Ukraine? Or Germany? No matter who was behind the move, Glenn explains, it puts us ALL at risk. Because destroying civilian infrastructure now is 'on the table' for Vladimir Putin, and this may give him enough reason to 'take his gloves off.' The stakes here are real, Glenn says: 'Water, electricity, oil, pipelines...ALL of our infrastructure is at risk.'

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GLENN: Okay. So I -- I am not sure, because of the hurricane, I can't get a -- a good grip on how America is feeling about this Nord Stream bombing. But that's what it was. We know that this was sabotage.

There's no natural explanation for it. And it would have somebody diving about 200 -- 220. 230 feet, below the surface. That is not something that your average diver can do. And this is encased in concrete.

So this is blowing up the concrete and getting to the pipeline, to blow that up. This is -- I mean, it's not -- you know, it's not going to the moon. But it is, you know, rather difficult to do.

So who did it? This is an explanation that it is so important for you to understand. This is now a non-military key infrastructure, that has been destroyed.

If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, nukes are now on the table. That gives us a green light to use nukes. Forget about nukes for a second. Because if that happens, we all have 18 minutes. I'm going to the bar. I'm going out with a drink in my hand. But you've got 18 minutes. Family, meet me at the bar.

My wife would probably already be there. I've been there for months. Living with you.

Anyway, so forget about nukes for just a second. And let's talk about, what other things can Russia do.

This is non-military key infrastructure. Outside of the borders of Ukraine.

To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets, hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or Special Forces. But the target menu, now includes key civilian infrastructure: Electricity, water utilities, energy production.

That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true, no matter who carried out the attack.

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MIDTERM UPDATE: What Republicans must do to WIN BACK the Senate

The midterms are just one month away, and the stakes for our republic have never been higher. If Democrats keep their current control of both the House of Representatives AND the Senate, America may never been the same. In this clip, Glenn and Stu run through the latest numbers: The races currently leaning left, those leaning right, and the ones that are becoming closer each day. These are the races Republicans MUST win if they want to take back control…

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GLENN: Average income lost under Joe Biden is $4,200. Gas prices have risen now, this is the sixth day in a row. And numbers are falling for the Democrats. But is it showing up at the polls yet?


STU: Yeah. Yeah. I think -- I just some of the early Democratic momentum pitch, that we have heard has started to fade quite a bit. We went through this on Stu Does America on Friday. We did our first sort of chalkboard magnet. All the states break down the Senate look. So give you a quick picture of this. The lay of the land, before any elections even start is 36 Democrats and 29 Republicans. That's because all the seats aren't up for election. So they start with a nice lead here already. In the likely category, probably not going to change. There's at least eight races there for the Democrats. There are 13 races on the Republican side, that are likely not really going to be all that close or competitive. Which brings you to 44-42. Some leaner races: Leaning Democrat right now, we have Colorado and Washington, which are two states that are -- the polling is favoring Democrats by a decent amount. You know, Republicans really like their candidate in Washington, for example. So there's some reason to watch those races. Though, they're favoring Democrats. Also, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, we have in the leaning Democrat. Now, Pennsylvania as we've covered is completely insane.

If that's the way they go, they have a man who can't speak, as their candidate. But still polling showing them five points or more up in most of these polls.

New Hampshire just finished the primary. Right now, Maggie Hassan seems to have about an eight-point lead in that race.

Though, that one I can see tightening. It's been tighter in races before the primary, so we'll see how that goes.

Leaning Republican, five races there. A couple of just sort of weird races there. Which is Alaska. Alaska has the situation with the rank choice voting, going on. But it's really Republican versus Republican there. But then again, one of the Republicans is Lisa Murkowski. So do you count that? I don't even know.

GLENN: Yeah, Democrat.

STU: Right.

GLENN: But how is she performing in the polls?

Because the others dropped out, to kind of coalesce around Murkowski's --

STU: I believe Murkowski gets beaten when it actually occurs.

The fact that this woman ran a write-in campaign from the Senate and won. She won, a write-in campaign for the Senate.

The name goes a long way in Alaska. Murkowski. It's almost all Democrats voting for her.
I mean, that has really become the Democrats and moderates sort of going that way, where Republicans are going towards the Trump-favored candidate there in Alaska. So you'll get a Republican out of Alaska and for the Senate. It just depends on if it's Murkowski or not. I mean, she's one of the weakest Republicans you can find. Another weird one, we've talked about a lot, is Utah, with Mike Lee. He's running in a race against an independent. There have been some close polls in this race.

GLENN: I don't believe it.

STU: I don't believe it. I still this is a strong Republican scene. I think Lee will win there. It's closer than I think Mike wants.

GLENN: Mike always -- even when he's not running for reelection. He's like, you know, I have to listen to the people, because the people they can throw me out of office at any time.

STU: Yeah. Sure.

GLENN: And I think there's a part of Mike that, you know, wouldn't mind it, if it's okay, it's over. Go make money. Go do something with your life.

STU: That's got to be the feeling of a lot of people.

GLENN: Yeah, I think so. But he takes it seriously.

STU: Oh, yeah, and look, he should. This is a new tactic from the Democrats. This is what they're rewarding in Utah, if you vote for Evan McMullin.

It's a new tactic. Instead of just running a Democrat, they run a guy who says he isn't a Democrat, but just will vote like the Democrats every time. You can have that if you want. Normally that's done under the D banner. It's now done under the I banner.

GLENN: And they didn't run.

STU: The Democrats dropped out of the race completely, and just are letting everyone vote for --

GLENN: It's crazy. It's crazy. And you will see this in every election, if it works this time.

STU: Yes. Especially in deep red states. They will try to knock off Republicans, by running fake independents in this case.

Missouri is out there as well. Eric Schmidt has a pretty solid size of a lead, he should win there.

Florida is closer than I think it should be with Marco Rubio.

You know, oddly, he's -- most of the polls only have him up four or five points.

GLENN: You're kidding me!

STU: Yeah. And this isn't a race where obviously DeSantis is likely going to win handily. Val Demings is the candidate in Florida, going against Rubio, who was mentioned as a VP candidate for Biden. Somebody thought highly of her, on the Democratic side.

GLENN: She has brain damage?

STU: No, I don't know.

GLENN: She'll never have a leadership role.

STU: And Ohio, we talked to JD Vance last week. He's opened up a lead in most of the polling there. I think he'll win that race. But still too close to say it's a likely race by any means. So it's five. So, basically, what you have there is 48 Democrats. Forty-seven Republicans. If you include the lienors. And five toss ups for the Republicans to take advantage control of the Senate, they would need to win four of these five races. Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Georgia. Their best hope right now, probably North Carolina, where they are relatively consistent, but small lead there.

Nevada seems to be pretty much toss-up. Though Adam Laxalt seems to be moving ahead slightly there. Ron Johnson has had good polls in Wisconsin, lately.

It looks like he might be a slight favorite there. Arizona has narrowed, though still favors the Democrats.

Although, it's hard for me to understand the polling there. You see polling where Blake Masters is down by seven or eight points. And Kari Lake, who is supposed to be the most extreme, crazy person in the world, which she's not. We've had her on the air. She's running for governor. With the same voters, and they're saying, she's only down by one. So it's hard for me to understand how Masters would be down eight, and Lake would be down only one.

GLENN: Name recognition.

STU: And she might be. She might just be a really good candidate, and Herschel Walker in Georgia well. The polling has bounced back and forth. Both very close. Really a pure toss-up race at this point.

GLENN: Oh, jeez. For the love of Pete, get everyone you know. Dig up your father, your mother. Bring them out. I mean, let them air out a little bit.

STU: Democrats do it all the time.

GLENN: Yeah. What's the problem with that? Make sure that everyone goes out and votes.