MUST WATCH viral video of baby making crazy trick shots

You’ve seen trick shot videos on the internet before. Talented college kids chucking basketballs from the upper deck, rooftops, moving objects, and any other crazy spot you can dream up -- and get it right into the hoop. But what America hasn’t seen is a little kid trick shot video - until now.

Watch the video below:

Glenn interviewed the kid's dad, Joseph Ashby, on radio this morning:

Transcript of their interview is below:

GLENN: There is a ‑‑ there's a video that is absolutely unbelievable and it's got, like, I don't know, 3 1/2 million views now and it's been sweeping for a while and it is of this little 2‑year‑old kid that is shooting the basketball and, you know, you're like, okay, well, he's shooting the basketball. He's got a little teeny basketball and he's right up next to, you know, a little plastic basketball hoop. And as the video goes on, it gets more and more incredible, until he's on the basketball court, like 2, throwing a basketball and I mean, really amazing trick shots and everything else. And you think that there's no way this ‑‑ there's no way this kid is ‑‑ I mean, this has got to be ‑‑ how is this possible? Well, we found out earlier this week that the kid's dad is Joseph Ashby and he is the morning host on our affiliate in Wichita, Kansas, KQAM. And he's on the phone with us now. Joe, how are ya?

ASHBY: Doing really good. You picked the greatest time to have me on the air. We're about to go through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia.

GLENN: Oh, congratulations. Congratulations on that. Good luck. And you'll enjoy ‑‑

ASHBY: You know, I always wanted to meet ‑‑

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Do you have a cigarette? Because you're going to need one afterwards.

ASHBY: I don't.

GLENN: I'm glad ‑‑

ASHBY: I've always wanted to meet you, Glenn. I thought it would be under different circumstances. When I started hosting the KQAM morning show, I thought this is going to be great, Glenn Beck's going to hear me and he's going to ask me to guest host and it's going to be awesome. And now I'm meeting you because my 2‑year‑old son can make cool basketball shots. It's a little different than what I had in mind but it's cool.

GLENN: You'll have to come down and I'll pretend to be interested in you. But you'll have to come down and bring your son with a basketball hoop. We'll have to ‑‑

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: He's amazing. Did you ‑‑ where ‑‑ did he ‑‑ how did this happen?

ASHBY: Well, it was sort of an accident. It's funny to see everybody's reaction because he does it so much that we didn't ‑‑ you know, we like it but we didn't really think as much of it as everybody else does because he started when he was real young and he made, like you say, little baskets, close range with small balls and a big hoop and then it just blossomed from there. Now he can do fairly high hoops with proportionally size ball that looks pretty awesome.

GLENN: But he's like, he seems to also kind of understand physics.

PAT: (Laughing.)

GLENN: I mean ‑‑

PAT: Trick shots and all that.

GLENN: He's doing trick shots where he knows if I hit this one, it will go ‑‑ he's amazing.

ASHBY: Well, I'm an aerospace engineer by trade. So maybe I passed something along in the bloodstream in that respect.

GLENN: Now come on, are you being serious? No, you're not.

ASHBY: Here's the thing. My one regret for the video is that I didn't do it like four months ago because he could make all those shots again. And I could have said two things: Number one, that he was only 1 instead of 2; and he could have endorsed Mitt Romney and maybe turned the tide of the election.

PAT: Yeah, it would have been great.

GLENN: Would have been ‑‑ would have been great.

PAT: Nice.

GLENN: Can I ‑‑ by the way, the video is up on TheBlaze.com right at the front page at the top of the banner. It will just say see the video that was on the Glenn Beck morning show today. But you'll have to see this video. I mean, I'm ‑‑ you know, these trick shot videos are really amazing when you get somebody, you know ‑‑ you know, some college star or something and he's doing these amazing trick shots. This is incredible to see this little 2‑year‑old do this. Anyway, so Joe, let me ask you something. Should I call you, is it Joseph or Joe?

ASHBY: Joe's fine.

GLENN: Joe, let me ask you ‑‑ first of all, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I mean this sincerely, for sending us Sebelius. What the hell is wrong with you?

ASHBY: I don't know. I was ‑‑ now listen to me. Listen to me. This is not my fault. I took over this morning show last year in May and so Governor Brownback had already been elected. So I wasn't here to put my hand out and stop the course of history until then.

GLENN: Holy cow. How does a ‑‑ how does a state go from Kathleen Sebelius to Brownback? I mean, isn't that a little steep of a pendulum swing?

ASHBY: Basically she was sort of like the female version of John Kerry and instead of marrying into money, she married into politics. A famous Western, you know, political Kansas family, right? All these conservative rural voters love the name Sebelius and that was really a tide‑Turner in the election. Go figure.

GLENN: Unbelievable. So now Kansas is trying to ‑‑ I mean, looks like Brownback is trying to turn us into ‑‑ turn you into Texas which ‑‑

ASHBY: He said, in his state‑of‑the‑state address earlier in last month, I guess it is, he said look out, Texas, here comes Kansas. So you talk about people moving to Texas, which is totally cool that I'm trying to turn my state into Texas. So...

GLENN: Well, you know, some states actually have a chance of grabbing onto freedom and there's a few of them now that are starting to do it, and I'm glad to hear that Kansas is ‑‑ Kansas is doing it. Except you have Agenda 21 now in Kansas.

ASHBY: Well, yeah. The main ‑‑ Wichita is the biggest city in Kansas and the county that it's in, the county commissioner is like, yeah, we'll take the grants and there are a few strings attached but it's nothing out of the ordinary. And if they ever ‑‑ you know, if it ever gets hard, we can just drop it. If they ever ask us to do anything we want, we'll just stop taking grants.

GLENN: Right.

ASHBY: And I'm like, yeah, okay, because governments ‑‑ always say no to free money from the federal government.

GLENN: That's right. And when you take the free money and it's got the strings attached, it's so easy to cut yourself out of that. They don't mind.

ASHBY: It's so easy.

GLENN: They don't mind that they gave you all that money and now you're like, no, I'm not going to do that. They love that.

ASHBY: It's like the trick shot. You know, I keep getting these merchandise people. They're like, we want to send you our stuff. And I'm like, really? What for? And they are like, oh, I don't know, if you ever make another video, maybe you could use our basketball hoop in it. I'm just like, oh, I see how it is.

GLENN: So you've got all these basketball hoops coming, though, right? I mean, you're not turning down ‑‑

ASHBY: We'll probably have a houseful of them by the time we're done.

GLENN: You're not getting rid of that. Well, Joe, I'd love to meet you sometime. It's great talking to you and I guess keep up the ‑‑ well, I was going to say keep up the good work with your son but I mean, you're not really doing anything. You're just standing around watching him, taking a video.

ASHBY: I'm the choreographer. So you've got to give me a little bit of credit. He has my genes. You've got to give me a little credit for that, but it's mostly him.

GLENN: Does he watch basketball? Is he fascinated by it?

ASHBY: That's kind of the cute story is when he was, like, prewalking, early walking, he would kind of cuddle with me at night when I watched NBA League Path on my laptop and so as soon as he was able to walk with, you know, out help and whatever, he knew what to do with a basketball.

GLENN: That's really incredible. Thanks, Joe, I appreciate it. We'll talk to you again.

ASHBY: Hey, you know, I've got to get back. A lot of other countries have been giving me media requests and the deposed prince of Nigeria needs my help. He didn't mention the video but I figured I better do something for him. So I've got to go.

GLENN: All right. Well, you have fun in Nigeria. Thanks a lot, man. Bye‑bye.

See that video now at TheBlaze.com. Pretty ‑‑ pretty amazing.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is under fire for questioning President Joe Biden's nominee for an assistant health secretary position, Dr. Rachel Levine, about her alleged support for giving children puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries.

During a confirmation hearing Thursday, Paul pointedly asked Levine, who is a transgender woman, about her support for allowing children to change their sex, and whether she believes children are capable of making such life-altering decisions.

Levine evaded the question, answering instead with a vague statement about the complexities of transgender medicine, which she would again reiterate for Paul's subsequent questions.

Watch a video clip of the confirmation hearing here.

Predictably, Paul has been labeled "transphobic" and accused of trying to derail Levine with "transphobic misinformation" by the leftist media.

On the Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday, Paul said his questioning Levine had nothing to do with who she is or the fact that she is a transgender adult, but was about the question of gender changes for children.

"The interesting thing is, none of it was directed towards her personally or who she is. It was directed towards the question of whether children can consent. And this is an intellectual question. It's not an inflammatory question. It's a question of serious consequences," he explained. "Most people would argue that children can't really make an informed consent. You know, we have laws against a man having sex with a 12-year-old, even if the 12-year-old says 'yes', because we don't think a 12-year-old is capable of consenting. They just aren't old enough to make the decision."

Paul went on to add, "I guess the danger is, you have to have some chutzpah. You have to have some guts, some courage to stand up because it is a culture out there where ... everybody is saying I made transphobic comments yesterday. All I did was ask whether a minor could consent to this kind of dramatic surgery. Nothing I ever said was hateful. I said nothing hateful about these people. I said nothing hateful about adults who choose to do this. But the culture is out there is so strong that so many in office are afraid to speak out. And it's getting worse.

"There's a handful of us that will speak out in the Senate. There's a handful in the House, and we just have to grow our ranks. But we have to resist or it just will roll over us. And we'll live in this terrible cancel culture world where nobody speaks out, and everybody is afraid to say anything."

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Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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