Glenn talks with Toby Keith


Toby Keith in Beer from my Horses,  coming out August 8th.

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, high above rock can he fell her plaza, sometimes they throw jelly beans at the tourists below. Welcome to it as the third most listened to program in all of America. My name is Glenn Beck. Joining me now is Toby Keith. Hey, Toby.

TOBY: Hey, Glenn. How is it going today?

GLENN: How are you?

TOBY: You know how I'm doing.

GLENN: Well, you're in New York, so kind of sketchy.

TOBY: Well, it's just another day in paradise.

GLENN: There's nothing like New York at this time of year when it's really, really sweaty and everything smells like feces. Which is great.

TOBY: Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: So, Toby, you're actually, you're spending an hour with me on Friday on the television program, and we actually cut it last night. You brought a pitch fork and I just appreciate that so much.

TOBY: I'm doing my part. Doing what God put me here today.

GLENN: You know, the thing is that I find so interesting is a lot of people because of your song, you know, the red, white and blue, which is, I like to call it the boost in your ass song, a lot of people, you have gotten so much heat for being just a right wing, zealot that's out of control, war monger and everything else, the more I get to know you, the more I believe you're my grand father. My grandfather was a Democrat and you know what, my grandfather would quick the snot out of some of the Democrats right now on some of the things they're doing.

TOBY: It's a shame that just because you support the military and the people who volunteer to do that nasty job every day, that if you support that openly, with the agenda driven world we live in, you're automatically a right winger: There were brakes, smoking and squealing, when they found out I was a Democrat. You can't believe you know if you're getting punched on both sides that you're in the right area.

GLENN: I think you're exactly right, because I think they both sting on ice (stink on ice right now. You've actually written a new movie, you ever been 'doing it for a while. We've been trying to get together for I don't know how long, we haven't been able to do it, because you've been in Hollywood, which you in Hollywood that's

TOBY: That's a you know what, though? Just like everything else, the rap that they get is a little overrated. I know there's a lost I know there's a big syndicate of lefty, haters out there that do their own agenda, but you'd be surprised, Glenn, how many of the great, famous people walk up to me. I've always got my gloves off and my fists up ready to go if they come attacking, but you'd be surprised how many walk up, are kind, thanks for supporting our troops. I go, why don't you? They say, we've got to work.

GLENN: It's amazing to me. Somebody asked me to speak at a group of about 70 students, do you remember? It was like 70 big Hollywood names. They were having a private dinner. It was kind of like, quiet, I couldn't do it because my daughter's play was the night of that get together so I couldn't go out there, but they have told me the same thing. A lot of people in Hollywood would like to say something, but the power structure is run by these crazy whack job progressives that you just you won't work again.

TOBY: No, you won't, and they speak out you know, it's a shame that we can't support our own military, I mean, without being war mongering and, you know, I knew after 911 that our government was making plans to go into Afghanistan and the world voted that way. We have Allied forces in Afghanistan, but the second that Iraq opened up, they don't talk about Afghanistan, they just hate on Iraq and there's some people that don't even believe we should have a military. I just think it's ridiculous that you shouldn't be able to defend yourself.

GLENN: You know, I saw something that you said the other day where you said, the biggest mistake in Iraq was made by George Bush, the first one, and I thought because I remember when that happened and we didn't go in, and finish the job. I thought, we're going to pay for this. I mean, we're going to have to do it again.

TOBY: Well, we had approval. He had invaded Kuwait and at the time you know we hadn't had the terrorists attacks. And at the time, the world was always call on America when you want to prove something, and soon as the world all agreed that Kuwait was getting that there was probably genocide and mass murders going to take place, then while we had the world's attention, they should have, instead of losing boys going in there and liberating Kuwait, you know, they should have done the deed then instead of waiting here and having to go in and do it now for whatever reason.

GLENN: Let me ask you, and you don't have to answer any of these questions, because I know you're an entertainer and you don't want to, that's fine. The speech that Barack Obama gave over in Europe about, you know, we just all need to, you know, get along and work together and have strong global alliances and everything else, it sounded like such a globalist kind of agenda there and then when he said, you know, as Americans we've made so many mistakes and the crowd cheered, did it bother you at all or do you think that's okay?

TOBY: You know, those kind of things always bother me, but not the whole speech. I'll you know, clarify that. It's real easy to stand on foreign soil and say something bad about America as bad as the other countries hate us right now. It's really easy to do that. Where it takes strength, I think, is to stand and say other things. Now, that being said, I like some of the things that Obama has said and I like the fact that he's, you know, I came back from meeting with General Petraeus this year in April and my word that I was telling everybody is Iraq's about over and for years they said it couldn't be won.

GLENN: I know.

TOBY: And I said, Petraeus, I talked to him two different 45 minute conversations two years in a row. They were gaining in leaps and bounds. I think that even though one is too many, I think we've only lost six to eight Americans this whole month of July and one's too many. But when you compare that to the numbers of casualties that we've had in the past, for whatever reason we're in there. We're closer to getting out than we've ever been, so everybody wants the same result.

GLENN: No, I don't think so. I think everybody there are some that just say, just leave. Let's just get out and we don't have to being victorious.

TOBY: No, but I'm saying they want the result of getting the troops out.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

TOBY: So then you've got, he says he's going to support Afghanistan and then I think even goes as far to say he might go into Pakistan, which I don't understand that, but the guys in Afghanistan are kind of forgot about and when I go down there and perform for them every year, I visit with them and they kind of feel like the ugly stepsister, you know, that are everybody's attention is on Iraq, but Petraeus has done a heck of a job.

GLENN: When are you going back again?

TOBY: I go every spring for 14 to 17 days.

GLENN: If it is at all possible, can I tag along with you?

TOBY: If you want to go over there, I'd love to have you.

GLENN: I'd love to go over there. I'd love to bring I'd love to bring cameras if we can

TOBY: Sure.

GLENN: Everything else, but I'd love to go over there.

TOBY: I've put some troops on TV. They love to show people say hi to the people back here.

GLENN: Okay. Toby, you've got a new movie that is coming out and it is, from what I understand, I haven't seen it yet, but it comes out is it wide release? What is it August 5th?

TOBY: It comes out August 8th.

GLENN: August 8th.

TOBY: We're in about a hundred locations, and Lion's Gate doing it. Roadside Attractions, Lion's Gate are doing this thing, they take these kind of movies, they know how to market them, they know how to blow them up. The last thing you want to do is spend twice as much as it costs to make the movie trying to decide. We'll find out here in the next two or three weeks what we have and if the public likes it, then we'll blow it up, it'll be a huge expansion.

GLENN: From the way you described it, it is kind of like the old Smoky and the Bandit. It's kind of that fun, light hearted, make fun of yourself, you know, rebel but not a jerk kind of you know, charming rebel.

TOBY: Right, I always make fun of myself first and then I can just rare back and laugh at everybody else. So, hey, you know what, it I met Burt Reynolds on a project a couple of years ago and he said, you know what, you're very charming and you you have the persona to be a very charming but when crossed dangerous guy, he said, that's the same quality, not that I'm not this guy, this is Burt Reynolds, I can quote him, he said, John Wayne had that charming but dangerous thing. He said if you'll gravitate to that, you can do what I do for a living, have fun at the same time. When I wrote this script with Rodney Carrington, comedy, it was a tip of the hat to Burt Reynolds.

GLENN: Willy Nelson is in the movie. Everybody is in the movie. Ted Nugent is in the movie. You're close with Ted, aren't you?

TOBY: You know, Ted has a great heart. Ted gets a bad rap for being an extreme right wing radical.

GLENN: He is one of the most giving man I've ever seen.

TOBY: Ted doesn't get any credit, which is the way it are usually works. They pick out one thing about you, blow it up. As extreme as he is, as hard as he drives it. He does a lot for kids, he is auto he never done drugs or alcohol, he appreciates that, tells kids not to open doors (those doors at his camps. He wants to live off the land like his four fathers did, God bless him, if he wants to eat deer every night for dinner, go for it.

GLENN: I tell you what, I was doing this fund raiser for a family in Idaho and I was just about to walk on stage. Ted calls me right before I go on stage and he said, Glenn, why didn't you tell me you were doing this fund raiser. I said, you know, Ted, I don't usually say, has anybody told Ted Nugent what I'm doing. He said, why didn't you tell me? I said, I didn't know you'd want to know. He said, my gosh, they're hunters; right? I said, yeah, he said, we're going hunting, I want to do something. You tell them that Uncle Ted is going to take them on the hunt of their lifetime and he's just such an amazing man that he would take that he found out on his own, that he would take time to call me and then, I didn't ask him for anything. He just did it.

TOBY: Yeah. He's an amazing guy. You know something else. He doesn't he's not a hater. You don't get that you don't get that cut throat hate out of Ted. You get that yeah, he is's agenda strong. He believes in his conservative lifestyle, the way he lives it. At the same time if he runs into somebody that has an opposite agenda from him. He says, hey, man, thanks for your energy and appreciate what you do and let's go hunting sometime or fishing and he's just a very giving guy. He's a little extreme for me. I don't live my lifestyle like Ted does.

GLENN: Well, I think he at one point said, you've got to put your hands in the deer that you just killed and feel the blood and the warmth. Okay.

Ted, you're scaring me a little bit. Toby, if you don't mind, let me go through some of the headlines of just today, I just want to pick your brain, because I think you are I think you're the kind of guy that, you know, everybody I think that everybody in the country, is more like you are, is I don't care which party, I just want to solve some of these problems.

TOBY: Okay.

GLENN: So let me ask you this problem. Agree or disagree. Today the or yesterday, the LA city council has banned the fast food outlets from poor areas because poor areas are getting too fat and so they want nice restaurants there where people will have better choices and so they're banning fast food restaurants.

TOBY: Well, how are poor people going to afford to go to nice restaurants? I mean, you can eat at Taco Bell for you can fill up on gas at Taco Bell cheaper than you can at the gas station.

GLENN: Let me ask you this. Don't you think that if you're so stupid that you are looking at a Big Mac and because you can get a salad at McDonald's. You're looking at a Big Mac, going, is that better for me than watermelon, don't you think you deserve to die?

TOBY: I think it's your own choice and you should take care of your body better than that, but I don't think that's that's like banning guns. People are still going to get fast food. I mean, you know, about the you know, if you ban guns, and I had an argument one time with a Hollywood person and they were thinking about banning guns, and I said, why? They said, so there wouldn't be any out here. I said, they banned cocaine. You think I could go find cocaine tonight?

GLENN: In Hollywood? No.

TOBY: They banned AK 47's. There's already a ban on them, but I bet I can go find one.

GLENN: Today, the house hasn't been working on you know like finding energy or oil or anything else. Yesterday they decided and debated and finally passed a resolution to apologize for slavery.

TOBY: You know what? It's if it's never been done before, then I think everybody apologizes for that.

GLENN: I mean, why, but isn't that common sense?

TOBY: Yeah, it is.

GLENN: I don't know a single soul that is, like, oh, slavery. If we just had a few slaves. I don't know anybody that's like that.

TOBY: Yeah.

GLENN: And anybody who would be like that, we can, you know, take care of them by just saying, hey, talk a little louder because you're a freak.

TOBY: Well, we definitely need to move past it, because it's something that I see that never changes. It racial issues just never ever seem to change. We can't get past them. And so I really don't know what the answer is.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on a second. Haven't we gotten past it. Isn't Barack Obama possibly the next president of the United States and you don't see people, you know, saying, oh, he's black. I don't know any of those people. I'm sure they exist, but I don't know those people. Don't you think that shows that, I mean, look at the great distance we've come in just the last 20 years.

TOBY: Okay, but, also, I think that the black people would say, he don't talk, act, or care railway himself as a black person.

GLENN: What does that even mean?

TOBY: I don't know what that means, I'm saying that's what I think that they would say. Even though the the black society would pull for him, I still think that they think in the back of their mind that the only reason that he is in is because he talks, acts and carries himself as a Caucasian, but I think he's got a I think him and McCain are the two best choices, in my opinion, that we've had in years.

GLENN: Oh.

TOBY: I mean, I'm saying, as having I don't think I didn't think Kerry and Kerry and Gore, I didn't think either one of them had leadership qualities.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, they were nightmares.

TOBY: And I didn't think I thought Dan Quayle was, had weak leadership traits, you know, character. So I thought Bill Clinton at least was a leader and so when my Democrat roots start kicking in, you'll get me to argue with you about that, but it's at least, at least we have some we have a couple of candidates here I mean, you're always going to find fault. They're flip flopping right now, I know, and waffling and they have got to get some vice presidents and they've got to land on their issues and what they're going to stand for before we can even pick somebody, but sometimes you just wish you didn't have to vote.

GLENN: Toby Keith. Boy, isn't that the truth. The name of the movie coming up is Beer from my Horses. Coming out August 8th. Always a pleasure to have you on. Thanks, Toby.

TOBY: I'm glad to be here. Anything you need, you call me. If you want to do the USO, call me up. Troops would love it.

A Colorado mother of three, Erin Lee, said her 12-year-old daughter was recruited by teachers to attend an "art club" after school, only to find it was a GSA or Gay Straight Awareness/Alliance Club. Not only was the family misled about the purpose of the club, but a guest speaker — who told the middle school students that "if they're not fully comfortable in their bodies, that means they're transgender" — also encouraged the kids to keep secrets from their parents.

Lee told Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday that her "shy, vulnerable, barely 12-year-old daughter" had just moved to Wellington Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, when she was invited by her art and home room teachers to attend an "art club" after school.

"She texted us [and] we gave her permission for art club," Lee said of her daughter. "When she got there, it was actually GSA, or Gender and Sexuality Awareness or Alliance Club. The teacher had invited in a completely unqualified outside presenter who did unthinkable things with the children. I'll give you the CliffsNotes version. She told them, 'what you hear in here, keep in here.' She used flags to use defining words, telling them if they're not fully comfortable in their bodies, that means they're transgender. Then she would hand out the flags and stickers and bracelets and other swag. She told them that 'queer' is a label for when they're still figuring out their sexuality.

"She did the 'Genderbread person,' which explicitly asked kids who they're sexually attracted to, so 11, 12, 13-year-olds with peers and adults in the room, talking about their sexuality. She handed out her personal contact information and invited them to connect on teen chat platforms, like WhatsApp and Discord, where she knows that parents are not monitoring the conversation. She told them that families may not be safe, and it's okay to lie about where they are. And in fact, the art teacher, as my daughter was leaving the room that day, pulled her aside and said, 'remember, you don't have to tell your mom.'"

The outside presenter, Kimberly Chambers, is the director of SPLASH Youth of Northern Colorado, an organization that targets children as young as 5 years old, as indicated on its own website. Chambers is a paid employee of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment with access to children’s information, according to a Parents Defending Education incident report.

Lee went on to say that, after learning from her daughter what happened, she and her husband contacted the school principal, who confirmed that the meeting was, in fact, held in secret and they are always held in secret because as a public school they have to offer children a "safe space." Lee then turned to the school board, but said she was ignored "for months." Finally, she was able to meet with board member Kristen Draper, who turned out to be a close friend and "strong ally" to Chambers. Draper also volunteers for an arm of SPLASH called SKITTLES.

"FOIA emails showed that [the school] immediately colluded when I objected to what happened," Lee told Glenn. "They immediately colluded with the school board to keep me quiet. They referenced parents who find out as 'barriers' that the school board has removed. They talked about sending social services into my home because I didn't like what they did with my child," she continued.

"My daughter had never expressed gender dysphoria before. She never expressed that she'd had any trouble at home. They never spoke to me. I never spoke to any of the people that did these things before they decided to talk about calling CPS ... In the state of Colorado, if my child had said to the CPS that I wasn't affirming her transgender identity, I firmly believe they would have removed her from the home. And the people knew this when they suggested that CPS come to our home to remove our child," Lee warned. "Colorado is off the rails in particular, but this is happening everywhere."

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The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.