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


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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.


 

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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