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).

If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn's message for all the Trump-haters who have forgotten Trump's accomplishments, or you can read Glenn's list HERE:

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