Glenn Beck: Tales from the Dad Side

Tales from the Dad Side

GLENN: We have Steve Doocy on the phone from Fox and Friends. Hello, Steve.

DOOCY: Hey, Mr. Beck, how are you doing?

GLENN: Very good. I feel like I know you because when I drive in, I listen to you every morning.

DOOCY: Shouldn't you be concentrating on the people who are trying to squeegee your window?

GLENN: It's coming back, I'm sure, with you we done have that anymore.

DOOCY: I'm talking about those guys from Lehman Brothers.

GLENN: It's weird, isn't it, all of the stuff that is going on? I drive by Lehman Brothers every day and they used to have that big, the whole side of the building was, you know, lit up and everything and now it's -- you know, it's a ghost town. It's bizarre, isn't it?

DOOCY: These are challenging times. I mean, it would be easy just to get up in the morning and not actually get up. No reason to leave the bed because look at what is going -- I mean, have you -- tell me the truth, Glenn. Have you looked at your 401(k) or any sort of a statement from a big house that keeps your money?

GLENN: Well, I actually have been on the air for two years saying this was coming. So I actually was in a position to not lose any money.

DOOCY: Yeah.

GLENN: But I was with -- I mean, you can count those people on, you know, one hand.

DOOCY: No, you know what? I'm a lot like you. We've got, just like you at your place, we've got a lot of people saying, look, this can't go up all the time; you're going to have to bail out, be in cash. And so you know, I got really defensive.

GLENN: Did you really?

DOOCY: Sure, absolutely. I have a lot of cash, and it's burning a hole in my pocket.

GLENN: Hear that all the time. Joe the plumber's talking about, I've got a lot of cash.

DOOCY: Oh, you know what? Speaking of Joe the plumber, you know, who -- you know how a lot of people with their debate parties, they have those drinking games where if you -- the first time McCain says "My friend," you've got to do a shot of something? Or the first time Obama says, you know, the wheels of the Straight Talk Express are coming out, you do a shot. Whoever picked Joe the plumber as the word for the drinking game.

GLENN: Yeah, you were hammered in the first five minutes. You were just hammered. You may have died from alcohol poisoning last night. What do you -- Steve, what do you think is -- what do you think's going to happen in this?

DOOCY: I don't know. Everybody said McCain had to step up to the plate and he had to talk about the relationships with Ayers and ACORN and stuff like that, and he did.

GLENN: I don't think he did a good job of it.

DOOCY: Well, he mentioned it, but he just didn't -- I know he's mavericky, but he did not look -- he did not look comfortable doing it. I think he's -- you know, he's got a code of conduct. He's a military man from way back, and I just don't know that it's in his soul to do that kind of stuff. It just seemed -- didn't it just seem like --

GLENN: What is in his soul that he wants to do, do you think?

DOOCY: Look, I think he's a man of honor and this is something new. You know, they were very direct talking about this kind of, it's a rough-and-tumble business sort of a thing.

GLENN: Do you think it's dishonorable to bring up somebody's -- look, I mean, you know, look, I don't care --

DOOCY: No, I don't.

GLENN: I mean, so why would he have a problem with that? I mean, a man of honor, if he loves his country -- and I know he does, and I know both of them do.

DOOCY: Sure.

GLENN: They just see the country in a different way. If you really love your country, it's dishonorable not to bring it up and say, look, you've got a guy, you've got several people in your life that are Marxists, they are Marxists. And Senator Obama, I'm sorry, but Joe the plumber, what you were saying to him, is Marxism. So don't talk to me about what he did at 8 years old. Tell me your pivot point where you thought, "Well, Marxism is a good idea or Marxism isn't a good idea.

DOOCY: Yeah, I know. I am with you completely on that but I wish -- I'm with you. I wish he would have gone a little further. You know, he got about halfway through the argument and then just --

GLENN: Petered out.

DOOCY: And stopped, petered out, exactly right. I wish he would have brought out Reverend Wright. I still don't get why Reverend Wright is not something to go after him about.

GLENN: Especially, again with Marxism.

DOOCY: Yeah.

GLENN: The philosophy of the Trinity church, look on their own website, is Marxism.

DOOCY: I know. Did you see -- and I'm sure you did because you see everything. Yesterday or the day before a reporter --

GLENN: I think you are making fun of me.

DOOCY: No, you just do see everything, when you're shopping online. Did you see a couple of days ago the Chicago Tribune sent a reporter out to the university where this Bill Ayers guy is a professor and he said -- the reporter said, "So what would you like to say?" And he goes, I have nothing to add. Then he goes, "Life happens." Really, he has nothing to add? You know, I think he has a lot to add. He could add, what exactly do you think Barack Obama realized the extent of your history of trying to blow stuff up? When -- you know, I want to know about the friendship or if there was one.

GLENN: I just want to know, you know, Barack Obama -- and I haven't seen anybody take this one apart yet, that Barack Obama said last night that he didn't go over to William Ayers' house and launch his campaign. There's -- I mean, CNN and Anderson Cooper had that piece on where the Obama campaign is saying, that's not true, that's not true. Anderson Cooper and CNN said it was true!

DOOCY: Well, I wonder if he was parsing because maybe that particular thing wasn't the kickoff?

GLENN: If you want to play the typical politician game.

DOOCY: They do, they do.

GLENN: But we should call people out on it. You know, with all the things that are going on, Steve, you know, the Tales from the Dad Side is your new book. Has it come out yet?

DOOCY: It came out this week. Thank you for asking.

GLENN: And I don't know about you but I mean, you've got a perfect timing for it. I have -- this particular weekend, in fact, I was thinking to myself, you know, nobody knows who to trust and it's right there on our money, in God we trust.

DOOCY: Right.

GLENN: We've lost our trust and our faith in God, and when you do that, it comes pack to our family. I think we're on the verge of realizing that a financial 9/11 has happened to us and when we do, we'll bring our families, bring our families back together. Is there anything more important than being a dad to you?

DOOCY: Well, you've got a good point because we know that jobs can be capricious. I mean, look at those guys at Wall Street: "I think this job's going to last forever." A lot of those guys don't work for those firms anymore and a lot of them suddenly are going to be working for the government. And at the end of the day what do you always have? You've always got your wife, your husband, you've got your kids and your relatives.

GLENN: Get rid of your relatives. You know what I mean? Just stop answering the phone.

DOOCY: Fine, look at the bad side. You got in-laws, too.

GLENN: I have caller ID. So... "Hello? I'm sorry, they don't live here anymore."

DOOCY: With my in-laws it's not caller ID. I just got a red siren that just starts. It's like a beacon. It starts flashing on top of the princess phone in the den.

GLENN: I'm painting my house camouflage. You have two kids in college, don't you?

DOOCY: I do. I've got one out at Villanova and one up in Boston.

GLENN: What, are you crazy? What's their exact address? What are you doing, man?

DOOCY: I'm not going to tell you -- well, actually my son's been on the show talking about the particular school he goes to and I'm not going to mention where my daughters go. So I've got three kids: Peter, Mary, Sally, or as we refer to them for family archival purposes, P, M, S. Peter, Mary, Sally. No, it's true.

GLENN: How unbelievably appropriate.

DOOCY: It just happened that way.

GLENN: There's a chapter in your book that I love about taking your kids to college and trying to figure out and, you know, jeez -- please, please don't do this, please?

DOOCY: I will tell you, I mean, it is a funny book because times are tough and we need to laugh about something. And the book does start with the birth of my son Peter and goes right up to where I tried to pay for college with bonus miles and that never worked well. But I will tell you, Glenn, that the hardest thing as a parent who worries about his kids, the hardest thing to say in the English language is "Goodbye" because when you cart them off to college and their entire life history is contained in some Tupperware or Rubbermaid containers and a whole great big pyramid of cheesy crackers and water from Costco, that is -- you have just downloaded from the family station wagon in front of their dorm, when you say goodbye and you look in the rearview mirror as you pull out and that is as hard a moment as you'll have.

GLENN: You know, I think there's only one time that I cried more on that day, or more than that day and I think it's when the phone rang and my daughter said, "Dad, I'm moving back in."

DOOCY: (Laughing).

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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