Glenn Beck: Modern Dating

Barbie Adler


from Selective Search

GLENN: All right.  So we were talking about this -- I don't even know what the -- let me get my glasses.  Jeez.  SelectiveSearch-Inc.com.  And Stu found this in the duPont Registry.  And it's this woman, Barbie Adler who is -- she was a recruiter for corporate America and she goes out and she re -- you know, she finds -- she's a matchmaker.  I think I'm cool with this.  Stu would like a little more romance.  My wife was not happy that I even brought it up because, well, it might have been the way I phrased it when I said, "Honey, imagine that you were dead," and she doesn't appreciate that.

But Barbie, are you there?

ADLER:  I am.

GLENN:  Welcome to the program.  Thanks for talking to me.

ADLER:  Thanks for having me.

GLENN:  I wanted to -- here's the dilemma that we have.  There's some people that say that, you know, like Stu, one of my brothers says, well, it's a little -- I'd like some romance and magic to happen.  You know, I want to go to Serendipity and just kind of bump into her, which I think is -- you know, it would be nice if it happened that way, sure.  The other thing is the women know that the guys are rich, and the guys know that the women are most likely hot.  So aren't we just boiling it down to rich and hot?

ADLER:  Well, let's back up.  Your fist question is something that I just want to address which is people hire us because, think about professionally, right?  How are you going to have your career.  You don't just sit there and wait for someone to offer you an amazing opportunity.  You are strategic in your career and you set out a path to get where you are professionally.  And then personally people just expect for this person to knock on their door, to be everything they're looking for.  And the traditional ways of meeting someone don't work anymore.  Those models are flubs.  People lie about their height, their weight, their age online, blind dates lead to blind alleys and it's a waste of time.  So a guy that's truly looking for love can waste a lot of time, money, energy and heartache.  A lot of times a guy looks at a girl and says, wow, she's hot, and approaches her and tries to, you know, get into a relationship or get into bed or whatever and they ignore the warning signs that this person is not right for them because she's so beautiful.

GLENN:  Right.

ADLER:  What we do is keep men out of harm's way by not listening to the red, yellow warning signs that this girl's not right for them.  And a guy comes to us, tells us everything about what they're looking for.  It's the most dignified way to do it.  And we make sure that we still introduce them to someone that meets all their criteria including, yes, physical.  Guys are, you know, human and they're picky visual creatures.  But also make sure that we do the screening and keep them out of harm's way, that they are emotionally stable, all that kind of stuff.

GLENN:  I don't think I've ever been called a creature before.  No, my friend called me a creature.

ADLER:  No, but seriously women's biggest complaint are where are all the commitment minded men out there and men pick women that are physically and all the other stuff and it's a train wreck.  They are really looking for someone that's the whole package, especially if they have been divorced or unfortunately they are widowed, it's hard because all your life your friends or people that you made together as a couple and where are you going to go to meet somebody.  So we help them.

GLENN:  All right.  So here's the -- here's the two questions.  Do you ever reject guys?

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  You do?

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  And how do --

ADLER:  Well, we can't work with someone that we think isn't a total catch.  If they're severely overweight, if they're not commitment minded.  You know, if you don't believe in them as --

GLENN:  What's severely overweight?

ADLER:  If they -- you know, overly obese.

GLENN:  Overly obese.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  Because I've seen the obese things and --

ADLER:  You know, women are -- first of all, I'm very proud of the quality of men that we represent in terms of looks.  We represent the who's who of every industry from politicians to people in corporate boardrooms to celebrities.

GLENN:  Wait a minute.

ADLER:  This is not a service for people that can't get a date.  It's for people who want us to screen out the gold diggers.  We sniff them out.  You give me a lineup of 20 girls and I'll interview them and tell you who the real deals are and who's a good mother.

GLENN:  Who you do you know who the gold diggers are?

ADLER:  That's what I'm hired to do.  I ask questions.  My background is executive search.  I get in there and verbal, nonverbal, and I ask lots of questions to make sure, as much as possible, that it's a good girl.  You can tell.  First of all, females, in order to have a friend, you need to be a friend.  So if -- you can ask, find out a lot about someone who has long-lasting friendships, the relationship with their father, the mother or friendships, see how long they've been in a certain career, are they a job hopper, do they own, do they rent.  Collectively you can find out a lot about someone.  Do they know themselves, are they self-aware.

GLENN:  So how do the girls find you?

ADLER:  A lot of it is word of mouth.  Men retain us and they really want it confidential.  So basically they, through branding and PR and awareness.  And they want to know about us.  They want us to know about them because we have assets and we represent bachelors all over the country.

GLENN:  Okay.  I have to ask you, Barbie.

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  Well, I have to ask you two questions.  Is Barbie really your first name?

ADLER:  It is.  Aren't my parents cruel?

GLENN:  I mean, I'm just saying.  Okay.  The second question is -- and I only thought of this because, you know, you said you represent, you know, politicians.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  Like, I mean, this is a -- I mean, this is not -- Eliot Spitzer is not calling you?

ADLER:  No, that's not the type of men.  We do background checks.  We go to their homes and offices.  We make sure that there's no wife and children underneath the bed.

GLENN:  Okay.  Or maybe some place else or in the backyard or whatever.

ADLER:  Yeah.  I mean, this is really for people that, you know what, everyone's busier than ever these days, if you are really serious about meeting someone but you're picky, what do you do if you still have high standards and you do want something that's good looking but you also want to merge your life with someone and it's not about being mattress minded, you are really marriage minded.

GLENN:  Sure.  And that has to play a huge role for women because women are -- you know, they want to be with somebody.  They want to have children, they want to get married, they want to be stable, yada, yada, yada.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  And I think there are a lot of guys out there that feel the same way but generally speaking guys are, you know, known for, just go to bed and move on.  And that's what -- so that's got to be the big, besides the financially stable, the big call for women?

ADLER:  If they are commitment minded, they actually want to settle down and -- but they're picky.  But they want not just someone physical looking.  We have a lot of women that have Ivy League degrees and are making just as much money as the men are.  They are sought after and they are looking out for holding after the same person as well.

GLENN:  Do you turn down guys who are not commitment minded?

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  Okay.  Do you turn down guys -- is there a wealth threshold?

ADLER:  No, there's no requirement.  If someone wants to give me, you know, X percentage of their income, we will -- we take it very seriously.  We're not cheap but we know -- we know that this value is priceless in terms of what our value proposition is so we can help people find love.

GLENN:  You are very good.

ADLER:  Is Stu single?  Let me fix him up.

GLENN:  No.  You know what?  The guy who runs my company.

ADLER:  Yeah.

GLENN:  I mean, money just shoots out of his nose.  He is one of the nicest guys you've ever met.  He is -- I mean, I would line him up -- I mean, I'm not making this offer, but I would line him up with my daughter.  I hope my daughters find a guy like this.  And he was a workaholic, he never goes out.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  He's -- you know, he's always uncomfortable with people.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  And he will not -- I -- Stu gave this to me.

ADLER:  Yeah.

GLENN:  And I gave it to him and he said, I'm not doing that.

ADLER:  Well, I would be more than happy to meet with him in person, conduct a whole interview and then hand pick someone special.

GLENN:  He won't do it.  He won't do it.  Barbie, how much -- how much is the service?

ADLER:  Our programs start at $20,000.

GLENN:  Holy cow.

ADLER:  And go up -- a lot of people --

GLENN:  And go up from there.  I mean, what do you get for --

ADLER:  We are finding them the love of their life.  People are very specific.  They can be specific physically, intellectually, their religion, the lifestyle, the shared hobbies and interests.  I mean, literally.

GLENN:  How long -- what kind of -- I mean, what kind of commitment to you make for 20 grand?

ADLER:  We will work with them -- we work with them until they get into a relationship, which our success rate is over 88% we can get someone to meet the love of their life within eight months.

GLENN:  And your success rate is 45% after three dates are married.

ADLER:  Right.  Absolutely.  And 30% at the first introduction we make to them.  Because we're doing all the screening and weeding out so that people are truly just meeting someone that's amazing.  Think about it when you go to a party.  If a guy's hitting on a girl, pretty girl, she thinks he's just a player where we can vouch that the guy is actually commitment minded just like how you vouch for the person that you're talking about.  You know he's the real deal and he really is serious about being with someone.  A lot of times it sounds like just lions if you do it out on your own.  So that's why we exist.

GLENN:  Barbie, hang on, I have to take a break.  I have one more question but I don't have time now.  So hang on just a second.

A, we have to do this with Chris; and second, I've got to know what the top number is.  How expensive does this get?

(OUT 10:45)

GLENN:  Okay.  Barbie Adler is on the phone.  She's somebody that was trained by Fortune 500 companies to identify, handpick candidates to work for Fortune 500 companies.  She's an executive search person.  She decided to go into the matchmaking service.  We found out before the break that it is $20,000 to -- as a guy to hire you to do it.  Do you do it or do you have a team that does it?

ADLER:  I have a team that works for me.  I do strategy.  And depending on if they want to work for me, then it's a higher fee.

GLENN:  What is the top -- what is the top, what is the top line?  How much could this cost?

ADLER:  Definitely well into the six figure price range.

GLENN:  And does it come with power windows or leather seats or leather pants or --

ADLER:  No, that comes with me being their personal recruiter.

GLENN:  Right.

ADLER:  They have my cell phone and I don't stop until they're marry.

GLENN:  Okay.

ADLER:  And meeting someone that truly they want to settle down with, they want to scoop up and take off the market because it's truly someone that meets their criteria and what they're looking for on every level and she is looking for him just as much as he's looking for her.

GLENN:  Stu has a problem.  He's just screaming at me, it's so mathematical.  And so the name of this is Selective Search, Inc., SelectiveSearch-Inc.com is where you can find it.  The toughest order you've ever received, the toughest -- see, that says something, that's like a Freudian that it was like, oh, placing an order here.  The toughest --

ADLER:  It's not a -- it's not an order.  It's a search and it's truly for someone -- we take them on even though they're difficult.  We truly believe that we can do the job or else we wouldn't take somebody on.

GLENN:  Like what's the toughest thing that you've ever had to do?

ADLER:  Someone that is very specific with height, eye color, religion.  I mean, it's everything combined.  Like they were married someone with brown eyes and have to be blue eyes and they have to be under a certain height and they have to have a certain look and they have to downhill ski and play golf and literally it's just a line list.

GLENN:  That was one that was well into six figures, I'm guessing.

ADLER:  We don't stop.

GLENN:  Barbie, thank you so much and best of luck.

ADLER:  Thank you.

GLENN:  It's SelectiveSearch-Inc.com.  Thanks.

(OUT 10:52)

GLENN:  I can't wait to read the e-mail today because we're talking about it.  In some ways you don't have a problem with it.  In other ways you look at this -- I mean, it's almost like a designer girl at the end in what she was talking about and it's kind of creepy.  I can't wait to read the e-mail.  Me@GlennBeck.com.

From the moment the 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson arrived at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776, he was on the radical side. That caused John Adams to like him immediately. Then the Congress stuck Jefferson and Adams together on the five-man committee to write a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain, and their mutual admiration society began.

Jefferson thought Adams should write the Declaration. But Adams protested, saying, “It can't come from me because I'm obnoxious and disliked." Adams reasoned that Jefferson was not obnoxious or disliked, therefore he should write it. Plus, he flattered Jefferson, by telling him he was a great writer. It was a master class in passing the buck.

So, over the next 17 days, Jefferson holed up in his room, applying his lawyer skills to the ideas of the Enlightenment. He borrowed freely from existing documents like the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He later wrote that “he was not striving for originality of principle or sentiment." Instead, he hoped his words served as “an expression of the American mind."

It's safe to say he achieved his goal.

The five-man committee changed about 25 percent of Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration before submitting it to Congress. Then, Congress altered about one-fifth of that draft. But most of the final Declaration's words are Jefferson's, including the most famous passage — the Preamble — which Congress left intact. The result is nothing less than America's mission statement, the words that ultimately bind the nation together. And words that we desperately need to rediscover because of our boiling partisan rage.

The Declaration is brilliant in structure and purpose. It was designed for multiple audiences: the King of Great Britain, the colonists, and the world. And it was designed for multiple purposes: rallying the troops, gaining foreign allies, and announcing the creation of a new country.

The Declaration is structured in five sections: the Introduction, Preamble, the Body composed of two parts, and the Conclusion. It's basically the most genius breakup letter ever written.

In the Introduction, step 1 is the notificationI think we need to break up. And to be fair, I feel I owe you an explanation...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…

The Continental Congress felt they were entitled by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" to “dissolve the political bands," but they needed to prove the legitimacy of their cause. They were defying the world's most powerful nation and needed to motivate foreign allies to join the effort. So, they set their struggle within the entire “Course of human events." They're saying, this is no petty political spat — this is a major event in world history.

Step 2 is declaring what you believe in, your standardsHere's what I'm looking for in a healthy relationship...

This is the most famous part of the Declaration; the part school children recite — the Preamble:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That's as much as many Americans know of the Declaration. But the Preamble is the DNA of our nation, and it really needs to be taken as a whole:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Preamble takes us through a logical progression: All men are created equal; God gives all humans certain inherent rights that cannot be denied; these include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to protect those rights, we have governments set up; but when a government fails to protect our inherent rights, people have the right to change or replace it.

Government is only there to protect the rights of mankind. They don't have any power unless we give it to them. That was an extraordinarily radical concept then and we're drifting away from it now.

The Preamble is the justification for revolution. But note how they don't mention Great Britain yet. And again, note how they frame it within a universal context. These are fundamental principles, not just squabbling between neighbors. These are the principles that make the Declaration just as relevant today. It's not just a dusty parchment that applied in 1776.

Step 3 is laying out your caseHere's why things didn't work out between us. It's not me, it's you...

This is Part 1 of the Body of the Declaration. It's the section where Jefferson gets to flex his lawyer muscles by listing 27 grievances against the British crown. This is the specific proof of their right to rebellion:

He has obstructed the administration of justice...

For imposing taxes on us without our consent...

For suspending our own legislatures...

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us...

Again, Congress presented these “causes which impel them to separation" in universal terms to appeal to an international audience. It's like they were saying, by joining our fight you'll be joining mankind's overall fight against tyranny.

Step 4 is demonstrating the actions you took I really tried to make this relationship work, and here's how...

This is Part 2 of the Body. It explains how the colonists attempted to plead their case directly to the British people, only to have the door slammed in their face:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice... We must, therefore... hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

This basically wrapped up America's argument for independence — we haven't been treated justly, we tried to talk to you about it, but since you refuse to listen and things are only getting worse, we're done here.

Step 5 is stating your intent — So, I think it's best if we go our separate ways. And my decision is final...

This is the powerful Conclusion. If people know any part of the Declaration besides the Preamble, this is it:

...that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...

They left no room for doubt. The relationship was over, and America was going to reboot, on its own, with all the rights of an independent nation.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The message was clear — this was no pitchfork mob. These were serious men who had carefully thought through the issues before taking action. They were putting everything on the line for this cause.

The Declaration of Independence is a landmark in the history of democracy because it was the first formal statement of a people announcing their right to choose their own government. That seems so obvious to us now, but in 1776 it was radical and unprecedented.

In 1825, Jefferson wrote that the purpose of the Declaration was “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of… but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm… to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

You're not going to do better than the Declaration of Independence. Sure, it worked as a means of breaking away from Great Britain, but its genius is that its principles of equality, inherent rights, and self-government work for all time — as long as we actually know and pursue those principles.

On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania State House, better known today as Independence Hall. Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The “Lee Resolution" was short and sweet:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Intense debate followed, and the Congress voted 7 to 5 (with New York abstaining) to postpone a vote on Lee's Resolution. They called a recess for three weeks. In the meantime, the delegates felt they needed to explain what they were doing in writing. So, before the recess, they appointed a five-man committee to come up with a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain. They appointed two men from New England — Roger Sherman and John Adams; two from the middle colonies — Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin; and one Southerner — Thomas Jefferson. The responsibility for writing what would become the Declaration of Independence fell to Jefferson.

In the rotunda of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., there are three original documents on permanent display: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These are the three pillars of the United States, yet America barely seems to know them anymore. We need to get reacquainted — quickly.

In a letter to his friend John Adams in 1816, Jefferson wrote: “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past."

America used to be a forward-looking nation of dreamers. We still are in spots, but the national attitude that we hear broadcast loudest across media is not looking toward the future with optimism and hope. In late 2017, a national poll found 59% of Americans think we are currently at the “lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis.

The Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

It is urgent that we get reacquainted with the Declaration of Independence because postmodernism would have us believe that we've evolved beyond the America of our founding documents, and thus they're irrelevant to the present and the future. But the Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

Today, much of the nation is so addicted to partisan indignation that "day-to-day" indignation isn't enough to feed the addiction. So, we're reaching into America's past to help us get our fix. In 2016, Democrats in the Louisiana state legislature tabled a bill that would have required fourth through sixth graders to recite the opening lines of the Declaration. They didn't table it because they thought it would be too difficult or too patriotic. They tabled it because the requirement would include the phrase “all men are created equal" and the progressives in the Louisiana legislature didn't want the children to have to recite a lie. Representative Barbara Norton said, “One thing that I do know is, all men are not created equal. When I think back in 1776, July the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair to us. To ask our children to recite something that's not the truth. And for you to ask those children to repeat the Declaration stating that all men's are free. I think that's unfair."

Remarkable — an elected representative saying it wouldn't be fair for students to have to recite the Declaration because “all men are not created equal." Another Louisiana Democrat explained that the government born out of the Declaration “was used against races of people." I guess they missed that part in school where they might have learned that the same government later made slavery illegal and amended the Constitution to guarantee all men equal protection under the law. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were an admission of guilt by the nation regarding slavery, and an effort to right the wrongs.

Yet, the progressive logic goes something like this: many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote it, owned slaves; slavery is evil; therefore, the Declaration of Independence is not valid because it was created by evil slave owners.

It's a sad reality that the left has a very hard time appreciating the universal merits of the Declaration of Independence because they're so hung up on the long-dead issue of slavery. And just to be clear — because people love to take things out of context — of course slavery was horrible. Yes, it is a total stain on our history. But defending the Declaration of Independence is not an effort to excuse any aspect of slavery.

Okay then, people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal," when many of them owned slaves? How did they miss that?

They didn't miss it. In fact, Thomas Jefferson included an anti-slavery passage in his first draft of the Declaration. The paragraph blasted King George for condoning slavery and preventing the American Colonies from passing legislation to ban slavery:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights to life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere... Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.

We don't say “execrable" that much anymore. It means, utterly detestable, abominable, abhorrent — basically very bad.

Jefferson was upset when Georgia and North Carolina threw up the biggest resistance to that paragraph. Ultimately, those two states twisted Congress' arm to delete the paragraph.

Still, how could a man calling the slave trade “execrable" be a slaveowner himself? No doubt about it, Jefferson was a flawed human being. He even had slaves from his estate in Virginia attending him while he was in Philadelphia, in the very apartment where he was writing the Declaration.

Many of the Southern Founders deeply believed in the principles of the Declaration yet couldn't bring themselves to upend the basis of their livelihood. By 1806, Virginia law made it more difficult for slave owners to free their slaves, especially if the owner had significant debts as Jefferson did.

At the same time, the Founders were not idiots. They understood the ramifications of signing on to the principles described so eloquently in the Declaration. They understood that logically, slavery would eventually have to be abolished in America because it was unjust, and the words they were committing to paper said as much. Remember, John Adams was on the committee of five that worked on the Declaration and he later said that the Revolution would never be complete until the slaves were free.

Also, the same generation that signed the Declaration started the process of abolition by banning the importation of slaves in 1807. Jefferson was President at the time and he urged Congress to pass the law.

America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough.

The Declaration took a major step toward crippling the institution of slavery. It made the argument for the first time about the fundamental rights of all humans which completely undermined slavery. Planting the seeds to end slavery is not nearly commendable enough for leftist critics, but you can't discount the fact that the seeds were planted. It's like they started an expiration clock for slavery by approving the Declaration. Everything that happened almost a century later to end slavery, and then a century after that with the Civil Rights movement, flowed from the principles voiced in the Declaration.

Ironically for a movement that calls itself progressive, it is obsessed with retrying and judging the past over and over. Progressives consider this a better use of time than actually putting past abuses in the rearview and striving not to be defined by ancestral failures.

It can be very constructive to look to the past, but not when it's used to flog each other in the present. Examining history is useful in providing a road map for the future. And America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough. But it's right there, the original, under glass. The ink is fading, but the words won't die — as long as we continue to discuss them.

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Over the weekend, journalist Andy Ngo and several other apparent right-leaning people were brutally beaten by masked-gangs of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. Short for "antifascist," Antifa claims to be fighting for social justice and tolerance — by forcibly and violently silencing anyone with opposing opinions. Ngo, who was kicked, punched, and sprayed with an unknown substance, is currently still in the hospital with a "brain bleed" as a result of the savage attack. Watch the video to get the details from Glenn.