Frank Caliendo does his best Glenn



Frank Caliendo

GLENN: Frank Caliendo is on the phone right now. And, Frank, are you in Vegas?

CALIENDO: Yeah. I'm actually -- I'm at the Monte Carlo right now, actually.

GLENN: Now, I've got to -- I have a friend -- I don't know what's wrong with our connection, Stu, but -- can we turn the phone down, please? I have a friend who went to your show in Vegas and apparently you were -- he says you were making fun of me.

CALIENDO: Yeah, definitely.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

CALIENDO: I actually enjoy you. I know that sounds weird from somebody who may have worked -- works in Hollywood some, but, no. I -- well, what I do is I talk -- I tend to do the opposite of what you do. No, no. I mean that in a good way. My job as a -- this isn't going well, is it? I feel like -- I feel like when I'm watching you in O'Reilly and you turn to the camera and make one of those faces, like, what, and then point to him, it's -- my job in Vegas, especially, is to make people forget about, you know, a lot of the stuff, which you -- one thing that you've really done for me is I read books about the Constitution and stuff like that, I had never done before. I just assumed everything was okay. I kind of did that an purpose with Bush because -- with George Bush, it was such a gravy train for me that if I didn't pay attention, I couldn't take sides, you know. So, really, that was my -- that was my mantra is if I didn't know what was going on, I really, you know -- because I would have people come up to me at the same show and go, You love President Bush, don't you, and I would go, Uh, and then at the same show, people would come up to me and go, You hate that guy, don't you? And that's kind of what I strived for.

GLENN: Quite honestly, that's why I like the Simpsons, because I know -- they can wreck my side, but they come right back and they'll wreck the other side and I think that's great.

CALIENDO: Yeah, and I don't -- one thing, because I told my brother that -- my brother I was going on the show. He's, like, That guy is crazy. He's constantly crying. I'm, like, well, I don't think he's always crying. I think that's -- I've been working -- well, here's what the -- here's what the bit is in the show. Well, I've started -- because to ease the tensions with people, because I found that, um, I would say something about, you know -- I would say, here's -- I really miss -- I was watching President Obama the other day and I really miss President Bush and it gets a mixed reaction. Now, the reaction's changed quite a bit. So, what I had to do was I had to go to -- we're very divided, I would say, right after that. We've got -- I'm going to separate you guys. MSNBC audience over here. FOX News people over here. It's Olberman versus O'Reilly. Let me tell you something, brother! So, I did that and then one show there was just a guy who just kept going, You forgot about Glenn Beck! And I was -- I go, Okay. We've got Glenn Beck guy over here. And he's, like, It's a conspiracy! They've got to watch him with one hand and they're doing something with the other! So, that was the whole beginning.

GLENN: Wait a minute. That doesn't sound -- that doesn't sound anything like me!

CALIENDO: It's the Glenn Beck guy. It's a guy who loves --

GLENN: The Glenn Beck guy. Okay.

CALIENDO: No. I've been working on the Glenn Beck a little bit. It's -- when you get excited -- the excited -- that's the first thing that you pick on when you do impressions, is you find the more, you know, caricature part of the person because you will be very -- when you're serious and really intense about something, you will -- you'll repeat it, but then what will happen is it will die down, you'll sigh, and then you'll tell a personal antidote. So --

GLENN: There's a formula to me?

CALIENDO: Well, there's a formula to everybody. But there's a thing where you --

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. This is going to drive me crazy now. I have to know what it is again. I get excited, I repeat it.

CALIENDO: You get excited and you repeat things. So, you'll be, like -- you'll be intense: Barack Obama wants to fundamentally transform this country. Transform it into what? Transform it into what? (Sighing.) You know, I was with my nephew the other day. And then you'll somehow say something about Goldline or Crisis Garden and then at the end you'll be, like, how did he just do that? Write a book about it. Even Dr. Phil is going, How does this guy take the name of (inaudible.) So, it's -- I'm only about a quarter of the way there, but it is amazing --

GLENN: That's great. That's great.

CALIENDO: -- (inaudible.) I was outside the show last night with some -- in the Vegas show, I have a -- I have a band. So, I'm telling them and they're -- a couple of the guys are very liberal in the band and I was just, like -- I was doing this and they're, like, That is perfect. I am hating you so much right now.

GLENN: (Laughter.)

CALIENDO: It was pretty fun. I mean, but it is -- you know, you're one of those types of people that, you know, if I could get that, that will -- you know, that impression would be really big. Like a lot of sports fans, you know, the sports people, like I waited for Barkley. I shouldn't say I waited. Once Charles Barkley got into commercials and stuff like that, that was where it really hit for me because you don't -- if you're in commercials, you don't just hit one audience. You're in commercials throughout the day on different programming and then, you know, Barkley is all based on the word "terrible." Charles Barkley, when he says something is terrible, Oh, that was terrible. That's a terrible, terrible thing. You know, where do the vowels go in that word? You know. So -- I mean, but for me it's all formula. It's always, you know --

GLENN: So, in other words, so the formula on Charles Barkley is just the word "terrible"?

CALIENDO: No. He -- well, he does different things and there's different things with you, too. These are just the first things I pick up is, like, he will pretend to like something, just so he can rip them to shreds right after that. It would be, like, I love Jabbar. He's kind and decent, but he's a terrible, terrible triple ding-dong knucklehead and he always sounds hungry. That's why everything relates to food, you know. It's like -- you know, speaking of Ding Dongs, I'm hungry right now. That sounds pretty good.

Like Bush, Bush would get to the end of a sentence, he couldn't think of that last word and you find yourself kind of rooting for him to get it. It was like the Water Boy, like, You can do it, you know. He's talking about terrorists and stuff and he's, like, These terrorists, these guys are, these guys are, these guys are bad. You're trying to --

GLENN: (Laughter.)

CALIENDO: -- but that took too long. I've been working on the Obama impression. I don't have the voice down yet.

PAT: No one does. No one has him down.

GLENN: How is it -- how is it that no one does anything on Barack Obama?

CALIENDO: Well, it started -- I mean, when I first started, it didn't work at all. It was very difficult. He tied it into a lot of different things. Again, we started out in my watching politics at all like Clinton was the smooth guy, right? You know, he could talk -- Bill Clinton could stand in front of you right now and look you directly in the eye and say, I am not here, you do not see me, and, you know -- and he would get away with it.

Bush, you know, we talked about that. So, he was kind of the regular guy. Of course, we get tired of types. So, we started out with Slick Willie, we went to Bush, the regular guy. People got tired of that. Now we're back to the slick-talking Obama-type deal which leads me to believe our next President is going to be, like, Get her done. So --

GLENN: I think you're right. You think you're right. After the first term of Obama which I predict will last 25 years --

CALIENDO: 25 years! You know, I was with my cousin the other day --

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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