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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 --

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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Have you noticed an insane number of companies "going woke" lately? There's a big reason for why this is happening NOW, and it's not just virtue-signaling. Big corporations, one by one, are pulling the trigger on an initiative that has been in the works for about a decade.

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First, President Joe Biden nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline, driving the price at the pump through the roof. Now, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has floated the idea of taxing every mile you drive as a way to pay for Biden's massive infrastructure spending proposal. So much for buying an electric car to save money at the pump. It's almost as if they want you to feel the coming pain as deeply as possible.

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