This Former Basketball Star Wants to ‘Straighten Things Out’ Between US, Kim Jong Un

Good news on the North Korea situation: Dennis Rodman is doing his best to smooth things over.

The former basketball star recently shared details from his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an interview with “Good Morning Britain.” Is Rodman’s karaoke buddy about to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons? Glenn and Stu listened to the odd interview and analyzed the North Korean threat on radio Thursday.

“Just try to start some dialogue; I think that’ll open up doors just a little bit,” Rodman said, describing how he and Kim talk, laugh and sing karaoke together while ignoring politics. His solution for President Donald Trump was to have a conversation with Kim about their respective countries and histories.

“’We don’t talk politics, you know, or the hundreds of thousands of people he’s got starving in concentration camps,’” Glenn paraphrased Rodman’s description. “’We just hang out and talk about the important things.’”

Stu noted that the biggest elephant in the room would be North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. While the communist country’s human rights violations are horrifying, North Korea is a threat to the U.S. because Kim has continued to build the hermit regime’s nuclear weapons arsenal and test intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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GLENN: It's not that the world is upside down. It's just the maps have been wrong. And Dennis Rodman is our hero. This is -- I mean, this makes sense. Dennis Rodman is the guy who is going to come in and save us. I don't know if you saw, he did an interview in England about Kim Jong-un, and he is the guy to send in.

Now, that may sound crazy, but once you listen to him, you realize, "No, we need to listen to him a little bit more."

VOICE: You spent a lot of time with Kim Jong-un.

Is he mad? Is he stupid? How would you describe him as a human being?

DENNIS: You know, it's amazing how we became such good friends with Russia all of a sudden, with Donald Trump.

And for years and years, over the course of time, we became such a good -- have a great relationship with Russia all of a sudden in America. But for some reason, with North Korea, we have a big issue. And for me to go over there to see him as much as I have, I basically hang out with him all the time. We laugh. We sing karaoke. We do a lot of cool things together.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. Stop.

STU: This is awesome so far.

GLENN: I don't know if you can categorize karaoke as cool ever. I mean, I just don't think so. Yeah, we do a lot of things. You know, two guys, two grown men, you know, we just hang out, do karaoke. I -- no, uh-uh.

STU: Wow, you really have stopped drinking, haven't you? Okay. All right. It's now confirmed.

GLENN: I have. No, I don't think that's -- that's cool. And, you know, we just hang out. We play karaoke. And, you know, we don't talk politics, you know, or the hundreds of thousands of people that he's got starving in concentration camps. You know, we just hang out and talk about the important things.

STU: It's not really an uplifting conversation, the whole concentration camp thing.

GLENN: No, but maybe it's something that you might want to bring up.

DENNIS: We ride horses. We hang out and go skiing. And we hardly ever talk politics. And that's the good thing about that.

GLENN: Yeah.

DENNIS: To me, I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim, I think it would be a great possibility things could happen. If Donald Trump, they just sit down and have some type of mutual conversation -- it don't have to be like a friendship conversation, just a mutual conversation, say, "Hi, I would love to engage in some words and politics and over the history of your country and my country."


DENNIS: And just try to start some dialogue. I think that would open -- maybe the door a little bit.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Because, you know, we -- I want to hear the history of our country and your country. And the lack of concentration camps in our country and the reliance on the concentration camps in your country.

STU: The plethora of concentration camps in --

GLENN: Yeah. I don't know why, maybe it's just me, but the whole concentration camp thing seems important.

STU: It does. Although, I don't think that's the problem here honestly. The problem here is fundamentally, they want to remain a nuclear power, and we are saying we don't want them to be a nuclear power. And if you can't bridge that gap -- and this is what, by the way, Russia and China are arguing. Just recognize they're a nuclear power. It's over. They're a nuclear power. Go ahead.

GLENN: Yeah, but, you know, we didn't have this problem with -- you know, with India. And even Pakistan. I don't know about you, I've never really been entirely comfortable with Pakistan having nuclear weapons.

STU: No. I wouldn't say I am. No.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: However, they have them. And we've accepted them.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: So because we've accepted them, we have been able to talk to them.

GLENN: And we're going to have to accept them having them because it's too late to do anything about it. They already have them. So I guess we are going to have to live with them. But I'm not entirely comfortable with a guy -- and, again, maybe I'm focusing too much on the concentration camps. Maybe it's just me.

STU: Stickler.

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

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Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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