Dana’s last day at The Blaze

Having missed the announcement Monday, it came as a surprise that Dana Loesch is not renewing her contract with The Blaze. It was wonderful to see Glenn Beck show up for her last few moments on her last show today, and witness their tender exchange.

How totally rockin’ it was to see her as Darth Vaderess: 

Watch: A fond farewell to Dana Loesch from all of us at The Blaze

What a great team of people Glenn has put together and how lovely to see him let people go, with joy – though bittersweet, so they can spread their wings. Today’s show was a testament to the tenderness of hearts and cameraderie at The Blaze

Best wishes, Dana! Look forward to your January revelation of plans for 2018. Until then, God Bless you and yours! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

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Beck is back with #TheChalkboard

GlennBeck is back with his best ever blackboards, loving refered to as #TheChalkboard. And it could not have been revived at a better time in history. 

Enjoy! And remember, there is nothing as great as having TheBlaze.com On Demand! 

Timeline: Here’s what we know about Fusion GPS and the Trump dossier

Timeline: What you need to know about Uranium One

 

Watch: Here’s what you should know about the Declaration of Independence

 

 

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Pat Gray UNLEASHED & Sidekick Jeffy

Unwinding from the day with Pat Gray and Jeffy on The Blaze. I did not get to see the whole radio-television broadcast earlier so it has been fun to catch up now on my Roku Player. 

Nice to laugh and chuckle with the guys. What a joyful, lighthearted show. Should have been taking notes so I could recount the funnies here but as I am unwinding, I could not be bothered to do so because I got distracted when they started talking Studio C.

Here’s where my mind went: 

And here: 

And here …. and  I could go on and on!

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Growth and Change: Glenn Beck

Years ago a young man gave a talk about being called Green and Greenie. It is an affectionate term that often refers to the newest and least experienced person on the team or in the group. After several years had passed he said people continued to refer to him as Green and he took it as a significant compliment. 

Green is the color of springtime. It means new growth and growing,” he said. “It means I am not old, dried out, or dead.”

When I hear people flippantly or pointedly go after Glenn Beck for his company shake ups and changes in his programming or The Blaze, that story comes to my mind. Glenn’s business is like a green garden filled with incredible variety. It is growing and changing with the seasons.  It is not an old, dried out, or dead garden. It is very much alive. It is prone to experiencing what every good gardner knows must happen to a properly tended garden: pruning.

Perhaps if people, society in general, and especially the MSM, had more experience as Green Gardeners, they too would become skilled pruners in thought, word, and deed. Then they could recognize and understand the patient, perseverant nature of a Master Gardener in the making as he learns how to better tend to his garden. 

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Random Asides:

  • Oh yeah, I LOVE Pat Gray: Unleashed.
  • I watch The Blaze on Roku.
  • Ususally leave The Blaze running ALL DAY because I really enjoy it.
  • And yes, I listen to the repeats during the day, oh yes I do.
  • I do miss Raj, Buck, Tara, Will, and so many others.
  • Love the archives and specials!
  • The Serials are fantastic and downloadable.
  • Oh yeah, and Shootin’ Time on Saturdays!
  • Got a big kick out of Independence USA. 

 

 

Musical Eclipse Songs

While getting my hair done today, Teles, the receptionist and assistant extraordinaire at Root Salon, got talking about eclipse songs. He started singing Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart and of course, it got into everyone’s head as we tried to remember the words. 

One of the first songs that popped into my mind was Spaceman by Harry Nillson. Nothing about eclipse in the song but it is about space. It makes me wonder what the total eclipse would look like from that perspective. 

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Take Back the Culture: Andrew Lumish

If you missed where this all started yesterday, then here is the reference point:

Part 1: Take Back the Culture: Karen Vaughn

If you did not watch the radio show on The Blaze or read the transcript, then you have no idea how much more you missed when Karen was interviewed by Glenn Beck later in the day on his television program. She is absolutely filled with joy and light in spite of the grievous circumstances that have brought her to where she is today, a World Changer.

I want to begin with this great quote by Karen while on the radio show yesterday:

 “And I say the greatest principle I can teach any mom is let your husband raise a man. It’s hard not to interfere. But let him raise a man.” 

Another observation from Karen that is equally important, from the television program as she discussed some of the reasons for writing her book: 

“I think that the concept of liberty has been lost on this generation. I think it has been driven out as a dirty word.”

Those quotes lead me to Andrew Lumish, who is working to take back the culture in his backyard as The Good Cemetarian (he is on Facebook):

Glenn Praises Man Who Meticulously Restores Veterans’ Gravestones: ‘You’ve Started Something Really Amazing’

QUOTING FROM THE TRANSCRIPT: 

ANDREW: Occasionally I will take students with me, high school students who love to go and I’ll have them step back in the footsteps. And it’s always good to know the history of the person and the events of that. So I’ll have them stand in the — descendants who would have stood there at the funeral, and we talk about what the world was like, what the United States was when they were alive and when they die. And what’s great, you get the bad raps on the Millennials. The attention and love that these high school kids have, from different backgrounds — you know what it’s like in Tampa. It’s muddy. It’s wet. And they don’t mind. They sweat. They get out there, and they have a great time and they learn a history lesson. So the negativity about Millennials. But my experience, my own son, about to turn 21, it’s been fantastic. It’s been a great experience. And not just for them. It’s therapeutic for me as well.

And there you have it. A mother and a part time photographer. Reclaiming America. Restoring American Values as each one does a part to Take Back The Culture by focusing on those who need the experiences most. The Giver and the Receiver.

Focusing on the youth of America, and especially empowering the parents of those youth to train up their children to preserve God, Family and Country through personal history and histories from the lives of those who have lived untold stories of agony and ecstasy,  is how we learn that we too can become and raise up a host of World Changers instead of snowflakes. 

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Take Back the Culture: Karen Vaughn

A friend posted a little blurb regarding those young people “our economy has left behind.” Immediately I remembered a Forbes article I had read several years ago, 2013 to be exact:  

Want A Job? Prepare To Play Multiple Roles

In a lifetime, the average person holds about 10 jobs across seven different careers, studies show. Of course, workers are more likely to switch jobs when they’re young and have no dependents, but one in five workers over 50 who are less than a decade away from retirement are contemplating career changes as well. ~ Rahul Mistry

And then I remembered an even earlier article by Alan Dunn, in 2012: 

Failure to Launch: Adult Children Moving Back Home

People who use their parents as a safety net with no greater financial goal in mind are doomed to never launch away from home; those who use it as a carefully-calculated stepping-stone to a more successful life are much more likely to launch successfully and stay independent. ~ Alan Dunn

Last night, as I looked up to my movie poster of MURPH, THE PROTECTOR, I thought how time has dimmed too many memories. How many people will remember the ultimate sacrifices from those difficult, tragic days? 

Then today, as I pondered over the original notations from my friend that included more on the Americans For Prosperity tax reform plans when my thoughts went immediately to: Where is the talk of cutting spending, capping spending, and balancing the budget to go along with tax reform? Where are the demands to kill the #ObamacareTax nightmare? Where are the voices clamoring to get government out of our way? 

Navy SEAL’s Mom Shares Her Secret to Raising Strong Sons

In the background I had my Roku Player tuned into The Blaze television. Karen Vaughn was on the Glenn Beck Radio program. Karen could not have been a more well-timed guest. She helped me put things back into perspective when she said:

“…what I realized after Aaron died was, he gave his life for me, fighting a battle kinetically to protect and preserve the American way of life. Not a government. Not a piece of land. But a way of life.”

And here is where I end Part 1 of my thoughts for today: Take Back The Culture. Start by reading the interview from today.

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