Glenn and the King of cable


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It's Bold! It's Fresh! It's Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck on stage together. Need we say anything more?

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. A guy who has quite honestly been one of the most genuine and most helpful I think out of everyone in my television career has been Bill O'Reilly, and he has been there from the beginning and he has given me a comfortable space -- he disagrees with me on an awful lot, but he has given me a comfortable space to be able to answer some of the charges of my critics and also, you know, try to convince him that there are communists in the country and inflation is coming. And when he is knocking at the, you know, the fallout shelter door wanting some crackers, I'll say, you know what, Bill, go away, little pig, little pig. He is on the phone with me now and he has --

O'REILLY: So that's how you are going to treat your friends, huh, Beck?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. No, you had the opportunity.

O'REILLY: No mercy, huh?

GLENN: No, you had the opportunity. I may electrify the door. I may -- hey, step on that, kind of that wet doormat there, the no-spin zone and then touch the door, will you, Bill? That's what it will be.

O'REILLY: So you'll have a no-spin zone doormat.

GLENN: Yes, sir.

O'REILLY: But you won't let the purveyor of the no-spin zone in?

GLENN: I don't think so.

O'REILLY: So now the latest on your program is that you want people to sell off all their stuff, right?

GLENN: No, just half their stuff.

O'REILLY: I'm having a big yard sail coming up now.

GLENN: I think you're joking.

O'REILLY: Of course I'm joking. But you're not.

GLENN: No, I'm not.

O'REILLY: That's what I love about you.

GLENN: No, I'm not. I don't think so. No, no, here's what I am saying, Bill. I'm not saying sell off half your stuff. I'm selling a great deal of my stuff just because the stuff that I have, my wife and I were walking around and we're like, this is just ridiculous. We have all this stuff, we don't need all this stuff, let's get rid of it. And we're going to give it to charity.

O'REILLY: That's good. It's more of a utilitarian thing.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: It's not the communists are coming, we don't want to be weighed down? We want to be able to move fast?

GLENN: ... sure, I'll say... no, it's not that at all. The other part of it is I'm suggesting to people that they sell off the stuff that they have that they don't ever use and use that money to, you know, either pay down their debt or have an extra bit of cash. Or buy some food.

O'REILLY: Well, that's good. I makes economic sense.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: And then buy bullion and then bury it in the backyard with a treasure map.

GLENN: I would start with chicken bouillon before --

O'REILLY: You know, Beck, you got a big win on Saturday with the Saturday Night Live deal. I saw you on Fox and Friends trumpeting. Of course, we had it on the Factor last night. But they actually took your side in mocking President Obama.

GLENN: Isn't that amazing?

O'REILLY: That was big.

GLENN: I mean, that's unbelievable. Some people started e-mailing me and they're like, Glenn, you're on Saturday Night Live. I'm like, I know, I know.

O'REILLY: Mocking you. But it was earmuffs to hell after that happened. But it just shows you how far and fast Barack Obama's falling when the Saturday Night Live wise guys are now saying, you know, we've got to mock him.

GLENN: Well, you've got the whole world. I mean --

O'REILLY: Well, the worst was -- the worst was Angela Merkel yelling at him. When that happens, that's like Mrs. Cleaver, June Cleaver. That's like her yelling at you. When you've reached that, when Potsie and Ritchie Cunningham's mom is yelling at you, you know things are bad.

GLENN: One-term president?

O'REILLY: Yes, I think so.

GLENN: By choice?

O'REILLY: No.

GLENN: I think so.

O'REILLY: He will run again. Axelrod's already trying to set it up. But as I said last night on the Factor, if you underestimate him, you're crazy because he is --

GLENN: He took the Clintons out.

O'REILLY: He did take the Clintons out and this guy -- they have a machine and the machine is angry and these people are going to come back and they are starting today. John Podesta and the Center for progress, you know, all of this nuts, nutty stuff. But Americans have now turned, okay? They've turned against him. Now, can they turn back? Yes. If the economy gets better. But, you know, the odds of the economy accelerating that quickly in a year, because that's basically what it's going to be now. The presidential race starts in February '11 is when these pennants are going to be running all around.

GLENN: That's a nightmare.

O'REILLY: But far more importantly than any of this is the Bold Fresh DVD that we're announcing jointly on your fine program today.

GLENN: Is that what you're doing here?

O'REILLY: Yeah, that's what I'm doing here.

GLENN: I wondered. I wondered why you were slumming it. You're like, I'll troll, I'll troll with the bums today.

O'REILLY: No, I just want to be very clear with the audience we've gotten literally hundreds of e-mails saying, look, we can't get to the Beck/O'Reilly Bold Fresh shows in person.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: Because we're not in your town or whatever; so do you have a DVD. Yes, we do. Best stocking stuffer gift of all time.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: O'Reilly/Beck, two hours of Bold Fresh on stage.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: You've got to have it. You can go to Beck's website, BillOReilly.com. Amazon I guess is going to have it, right?

GLENN: I don't pay attention.

O'REILLY: You know, I think Amazon is going to have it. This is the best. People are going to love it. It's very, very funny. And then you can figure out who's funny, O'Reilly or Beck.

GLENN: I will tell you that the last place we went, I heard a lot of people saying, who knew he was funny?

O'REILLY: And they were talking about you.

GLENN: Yeah, they were actually. Had nothing to do with you. I notice that, have you seen the video yet?

O'REILLY: I have. It's very good.

GLENN: Have you seen the -- have you seen the question-and-answer that they did individually with us about each other?

O'REILLY: Yes. It's very funny. I think people are going to really be happy with this. We kept the price down. I think it's $19.95 or something.

GLENN: Yeah. I haven't --

O'REILLY: Look, this is a big win and it's an also "In your face" to all the people who hate us because we're having a good time out there. We're being honest. We're telling folks the way we see it straight.

GLENN: I will tell you that I haven't seen the -- I haven't seen the after interviews which I'm really looking forward to seeing.

O'REILLY: Oh, they're good.

GLENN: Because they ask me questions about you.

O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: And you questions about me.

O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: And I answered them 100% seriously.

O'REILLY: Well, I didn't. And so I think you (inaudible) all over the place and so the contrast is going to be great.

GLENN: I was doing sarcasm.

O'REILLY: I want to tell people that we are going to be in New Orleans on December 3. These are the last two shows of 2010, last two Bold Fresh shows. New Orleans Beck and I on Friday, the 3rd of December and then two shows. One is already sold out in Dallas the next day, the 4th of December. So all the people on the Gulf Coast, don't miss this one. This is going to be big and you guys in North Central Texas.

GLENN: I've never been to -- never been to New Orleans in concert. Never done anything in New Orleans before.

O'REILLY: Oh, it's a great town and people down there need their spirits lifted a little bit and we're going to do that. We're going to come in, we're going to give you a great show. So we want everybody to check that out on BoldFreshTour.com.

GLENN: Right. And the video is available, the DVD, Bold Fresh Tour 2010 is available at Amazon and GlennBeck.com and BoldFreshTour.com, everywhere.

O'REILLY: Everywhere. I mean, you are not going to be able to get away from it.

GLENN: You know what's interesting is I'm anxious to see the video to be able to see the transition in you. Because when we first started, you thought almost everything I said was absolutely nuts.

O'REILLY: And that's the way we ended, right? I mean, really --

GLENN: Get off the phone, O'Reilly.

O'REILLY: Look, I want everybody to understand because I still get crazy e-mails, "Why are you making fun of Glenn Beck" and this and that. I have always said that your voice, a guy like you is absolutely necessary.

GLENN: Yeah, to make people like you safer in the world.

O'REILLY: Well, not only that but I like to hear what you have to say so that I can basically --

GLENN: Make fun of me.

O'REILLY: Think about it. Yeah, sometimes. Sometimes I do, but sometimes I don't.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: I mean, I --

GLENN: You've come a long way. You have --

O'REILLY: The fact that you were the driver on ACORN.

GLENN: I don't --

O'REILLY: And that once you got our attention on ACORN, then we sent our investigators down to New Orleans, we the Factor. And then the Beck show and The Factor combined blow them right out of the water, and what happened? Congress defunded them. Why did congress defund them? Because of Beck and O'Reilly.

GLENN: No, you know why? Because they can now hide that under another new organizational name all tied back to Tides and George Soros. But you are not there yet.

O'REILLY: Yes, but we knocked a big, big, concern --

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

O'REILLY: -- right out of the box and now when we fine out, you know, what they are reconstituting, we'll do the same thing.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: But the point of the matter is that you did that. See, you did that. And then when I saw you guys do that, I said, okay, let's pick this up because this has a, you know, a very serious tone to it. Some of the stuff you do is a little kooky but some of it isn't.

GLENN: No, no. No, no.

O'REILLY: You know, I mean --

GLENN: You go ahead and live in that George Soros utopia. You go ahead.

O'REILLY: Look, who was the guy that first brought George Soros to the attention of everyone? Me. Now you are (inaudible) up, but I'm the guy that three years ago who's on this guy's neck.

GLENN: No, I don't -- you're there.

O'REILLY: You have to watch the interview on Cavuto.

GLENN: Bill, here's the -- what did you say?

O'REILLY: You have to watch the interview Soros on Cavuto. Soros went on Cavuto, I guess it was about a year, year and a half ago. He's like O'Reilly, this O'Reilly, he's despicable, this O'Reilly. Before he even knew who you were.

GLENN: So then why would you dismiss him now when I --

O'REILLY: I don't dismiss him. I think he's evil.

GLENN: You were on the show and I brought a serious puppet on your show.

O'REILLY: Yeah, the puppet.

GLENN: And you dismiss.

O'REILLY: I should have lionized the puppet.

GLENN: I don't know why you didn't but that's just a game you like to play.

O'REILLY: That's right.

GLENN: Bill O'Reilly, we'll talk to you again, my friend. We're going to be in New Orleans and Dallas and that is early December. Find out.

O'REILLY: December 3rd and 4th and check out Bold Fresh DVD for Christmas, great.

GLENN: May I just -- you're not in the No spin Zone. Here, I tell you what, step on this wet doormat and touch the door, will you? All right, Bill, thanks a lot.

O'REILLY: All right, Glenn, thanks for having me in. Bye.

GLENN: Yet bet. Bye-bye. Again the DVD, it is really, it's very, very funny. At least I don't know what he has done but this stuff, I tore him apart. I tore him apart. You don't want to miss it. It's available everywhere, GlennBeck.com and where else, wherever fine, fine --

PAT: Hardware stores. I think it's in hardware stores. Payless Shoes I think has a copy.

STU: Entire chain.

PAT: I think they have one copy somewhere, it might be in Poughkeepsie or it could be in, like, Bakersfield, California, I'm not sure. And then it's available, I think it's some 7-11s.

GLENN: I don't think any of this is necessary.

It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


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There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

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Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


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But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


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John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


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Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


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A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


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Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


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And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


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When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


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"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


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-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


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At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


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This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


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It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.