Glenn & O'Reilly



It's time for the truth -- straight up, whether you like it or not. Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck are teaming up and going on tour. Your town may never be the same.

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- New Orleans, Dec 3


- Dallas, Dec 4 2p


- Dallas, Dec 4 8p


 

GLENN: Mr. Bill O'Reilly is going to be with me on, what, tomorrow I'm going to be with Bill in Louisiana, in New Orleans. And then Saturday, two shows in Dallas. And Bill is on the phone with us now, hi, Bill.

O'REILLY: I made a huge mistake. I was watching the Bold Fresh Tour DVD last night.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

O'REILLY: Best stocking stuffer in the world, okay? And I was amazed at how good you were on the DVD and how bad I was! And then I said who edited this? Do you want to answer that?

GLENN: I have no idea what you're even talking about, Bill, but I'm glad that we now have you on tape that you were bad and I was great. It's made this whole DVD

O'REILLY: Who edited the tape? Jeez. How foolish was I?

GLENN: It made this whole DVD Bold Fresh Tour thing worth it now, hasn't it, for me.

O'REILLY: You know, since we give so much money to charity it is, you know, if people buy it on Bill O'Reilly.com, I know you've got it on your website, what is that, GlennBeck.com or I'minsane.com? Which website is that?

GLENN: Really? You want to go there? You really want to go there, Bill? Who's looking let me play this for you. You know, you have said to me about the FCC, the FCC, you don't have to worry about anything. Net neutrality the FCC is going to do December 31st. I want to play Michael Copps, the head of the FCC or one of the commissioners of the FCC. He's being interviewed on the BBC. Listen to what he says about the state of American journalism. Listen to this.

REPORTER: Commissioner, you describe American journalism as in what you call its hour of grave peril. That's a pretty serious condemnation.

COPPS: It's a pretty serious situation that we're in. I think American media has a bad case of substance abuse right now. We are not producing the body of news and information that democracy needs to conduct its civic dialogue.

PAT: Wow.

COPPS: We're not producing as much news as we did five years, ten years, fifteen years ago, and we have to we have to reverse that trend or I think we are going to be pretty close to denying our citizens the essential news and information that they need to have in order to make intelligent decisions about the future direction.

GLENN: Now, I don't hear anybody on the left complaining that a good portion of people get their news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.



Bold & Fresh Tour DVD

O'REILLY: Well, I mean, that was one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever heard and I'm glad you pointed out to me. I'm going to use it in the dumbest thing of the week tomorrow on The Factor. Number one, why are you surprised. The entire Obama administration, he is obviously serving at the behest of the president, hates cable news because the president gets worked over pretty hard. That's number one. But for this guy to say there isn't as much news as there was five or six years ago, I mean, does he miss the 24 hour/7 cycle? I mean, it's crazy. So I

GLENN: The problem is they don't

O'REILLY: He's a political guy. But look, Beck, this is where you get all bent out of shape and upset when guys say stuff, all right? I

GLENN: No, no.

O'REILLY: move in when guys do stuff, but I will

GLENN: December 21st, December 21st the FCC yesterday announced they are voting on net neutrality. If you just wait until people do stuff, then it's too late to do something when they shut you down.

O'REILLY: Well, no. No, I like the dialogue but I'm not going to be running around panicking. Why don't you explain to me, because I am not nearly as intelligent as you are.

GLENN: No, no, you are more intelligent than me but you are not as good on the DVD or live performances. And that's your words, not mine. I

O'REILLY: You guys jocked me on that.

GLENN: I don't know what you're saying. Look

O'REILLY: Jeez, man.

GLENN: We just drew straws on who was going to edit. We're just drawing straws on who was going to edit.

O'REILLY: Tell me what this FCC vote says to you. What does it say? What's going to happen?

GLENN: Well, if you go to Cass Sunstein, what net neutrality means is now if you go to FoxNews.com, you will have Arianna Huffington, a little box pop up with her showing that Bill O'Reilly is wrong on this or here's an opposing view of Bill O'Reilly and it's

O'REILLY: They are going to force, they are going to force people on the Net to do those things. See, that's unconstitutional. It's not going to happen. And Cass Sunstein can run around in short pants all day long screaming he wants it, but it's not going to happen.

GLENN: Since when did you wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

[ OVERLAPPING SPEAKERS ]

GLENN: Since when did these people care about the Constitution? They are talking about the good and plenty clause.

O'REILLY: They can't do it because as soon as they do NewsCorp or whatever will bring them in, they will slap an injunction on them and that's what will happen. That's our system. They can try. But I don't even think they are going to try. Look, I think if Barack Obama goes into these waters

GLENN: Do you want to lose another bet with me?

O'REILLY: If these guys go into the waters, then forget about campaign in '12.

GLENN: They don't care about the campaign. They don't care. Look what they did last time. They didn't care about this. Did you have you heard the audio? Do you have the audio, Pat, of this whole thing is rigged?

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: Have you played that have you heard this yet, Bill?

O'REILLY: No.

GLENN: Where you have Senator Bennet from Colorado after the vote of the food safety bill saying this whole thing is rigged.

BENNET: Because it's all rigged. I mean, the whole conversation is looked, the whole conversation is

[ OVERLAPPING SPEAKERS ].

GLENN: Hold on, Bill. He's going on. He's not hearing it.

O'REILLY: It gives me stuff to follow up on, but there's not a chance in hell of this stuff happening. It's just not going to happen.

GLENN: Well, you said I wouldn't

O'REILLY: Two years from now when we're on the Bold Fresh Tour in the Yukon or wherever we're going to be. You know, we'll have the same situation.

GLENN: Siberia, Treblinka.

O'REILLY: Beck, you and I both know that I'm not going away, our websites aren't going away, Arianna Huffington's not going to appear on my website, ever!

GLENN: I hope you're right. But

O'REILLY: (Inaubidle).

GLENN: All right, Bill, we will see you tomorrow in

O'REILLY: In New Orleans tomorrow night, Dallas the Saturday night show sold out but the matinee still tickets available. Get the Bold Fresh DVD if you can't make it. We'll see you in the big easy.

GLENN: All right, man, see you. Bill O'Reilly, and he's right. He's I mean, he's absolutely right on it and that is that I'm better than he is.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: On the DVD.

STU: Well, he said it very clearly.

GLENN: He did very clearly.

PAT: I mean, we should play it again a few times.

GLENN: We should.

PAT: And

GLENN: It was said with conviction, too.

PAT: It was.

GLENN: I felt bad for him. Sure, it might have all been in the editing but, hey, you can make excuses all you want.

STU: Yeah, sure. And it's you know, it was the first thing he brought up in the interview. It was that important to make sure that we knew that you were better than him on the DVD.

GLENN: Right.

STU: And that's

GLENN: Should we say, should we narrow it to just the DVD?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Because you might have been

PAT: Do the edit the letters DVD out and just leave it at that. You don't want to get superfluous.

STU: You don't want to get bogged down in formats.

GLENN: No.

STU: The bottom line is you're better than him is what he's trying to say.

GLENN: And the good thing is I can get away with it because there's less news and media and less scrutinization and everything?

PAT: Yeah, nobody will know.

GLENN: No one will know. I could say anything on this program and no one will scrutinize me.


 

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?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


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"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


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…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


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?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


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…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


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...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


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…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


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…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


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…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"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…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-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…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


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…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


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…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


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.