Glenn Beck: Octuplet mom under fire


GLENN: But I want to talk to you about a couple of other things that are on my desk and if I don't get to them today, I won't get back to them. The woman who's having the octuplets, did anybody see the TV show on last night, Robert George on, professor from Princeton University, and we were talking about this. You know, everybody is like, "You know, I want to put this..." let me give you this story. Here is this woman who is having octuplets, find out that she's had six other children, giving you two more children than you need to field an entire basketball franchise. Brainteaser for both conservatives and liberals. From a conservative perspective, you know, children are God's gift, you know, this is what we're here for, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, but you're crazy if you have 14 kids! I don't say that as a conservative. I say that as a dad who says you're crazy if you've got 14 children! Four is enough. Four may be too much. Four, it's like if you have more than two cats, you're crazy. Think if you have more than one kid, you may be -- I'm just saying, personal experience. But you want to have 14 kids? God bless you. It's up to you. You can have 14 kids. If you look at the quotes from the doctors, conservatives should love this story even more. "Our patient was counseled regarding her options for the pregnancy. The options were to continue the pregnancy or selectively abort. Patient chose to continue the pregnancy." Does the term "Selectively abort" make you all warm and cuddly inside? I love that. The fact that she chose to keep the kids is a nice touch in today's world. However, on the other side she went to the turkey baster people and she had eight put into her, eight that are now going to be on the public dole.

Look, I have no problem with Angelina Jolie having 135 kids. Hey, they got a big enough house. Have you seen the house? They got a huge house, they got plenty of money. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. And the good thing is all the kids, male and female, can look at their parents and go, "Not really my parents." Man, they are hot. But when you're getting some of my money, perhaps intentionally popping out another eight kids not really the best idea. I got my own kids I'm trying to pay for.

On the other side if you're a liberal, you've got to love the fact that the mom of 14 is a single mom. Shows all the evil conservatives you don't need a dad, she can do it herself. However, on the other side she's dreamt her whole life about being a mom. Conservatives feel, "Oh, look at that, here's a woman who wants to be a mom." On the other side, "She wanted to be a mom? She's proving that she can do it without a man but she dreamt about being a mom? Doesn't she realize she could be so much more than just a mom?" But at the same time, 14 children! What the heck is wrong with you! But on the other side, "14 kids, that's really what it's all about." But on the other side, "Do you know what a drain on the environment that is?" Environmentalists now are saying, I kid you not, that we should have a two-child limit like China's one-child limit. I actually know this woman. She's from China. She's over here on a work visa and she can't wait to go back home. And I said, "What is it that you're looking forward to going back to China? I mean, doesn't that whole Chinese thing kind of spook you?" And she looked at me. And I said, oh, yeah, that doesn't sound right. You know, the government, the communist thing? She said, oh, you know what? They have their problems, but everybody has their problems. I mean, every country has their own quirks. I said, how about the one-child-only policy? She said, I know, that one's tough. My sister had a second baby. They hid it for about six months. They finally came, took the baby and -- what did she call it? Something like took care of it. She said, "My sister and my brother really haven't gotten over that." And I said, "Took care of it? Is that kind of a euphemism for we're going to drown it in a rice paddy?" "Well, you know, every government has..." are you kidding me? Now environmentalists are saying this woman is using seven times the resources as the maximum that, you know, these tree huggers will accept from the evil breeders. And by the way, I'm using thei r language. That's what you're known as. That's what she's known as, a breeder. It's the attack of the octuplets.

So here's my solution. You drop all the children off at Angelina's doorstep with a note that says, "They're from a completely unheard of African country that only has white orphans. They just fall out of the sky, and they're all biodegradable." They all get adopted, problem solved, we move on with our life.

You know, I asked Professor George who is one of the big conservative thinkers last night, Robert George, this guy is amazing. He just got a medal from the president. I don't know, Superman of the Earth or whatever it is. And he is probably the leading authority on the right to life and everything else. And I said you wouldn't have gotten -- this woman wouldn't have been able to adopt kids, one, let alone eight. I said, how can she -- I mean, where is the responsibility of the turkey baster people? He said, "Well, that's the biggest problem. None of it's regulated. There are no rules on turkey basting." I mean, you know, whatever, got a turkey baster, will do, we're opening up shop. There's no thought at all. I believe you have to go and get a psych evaluation if you want to have plastic surgery. No, Stu, I think you do. If you want to have serious plastic surgery, I think you're required to have some sort of a psych thing.

STU: Right, but you're saying --

GLENN: I don't know how the cat lady got past it.

STU: You are saying that the problem, you are saying we shouldn't have the PATRIOT Act because we don't want to give the government any power. In our you are complaining about birthing children because there's no regulation?

GLENN: No, no, no.

STU: It's like you're saying parenting license.

GLENN: No, no, this is a problem. I'm saying, look, you want to look like the cat lady, look like the cat lady. You want somebody to cut you up, great. I wish there were more doctors that say, I'm not going to make you look like a cat, I'm just sayin'. Be, hey, you want to look like a cat, whiskers and all, go ahead. I'm sure you'll find some dope that will do it for you. Just don't come complaining to me when you're like, "I don't have the money to take the whiskers out now." Sucks to be you, doesn't it, cat lady? (Singing meow, meow). "I'm the President of the United States. Next." "Yes, I'm the cat lady and I had whiskers put in." That's all I say to you, (singing meow, meow) -- you're not listening to me anymore, (singing meow). That's what I do.

STU: Thank you. I think what you're asking for is for people to be responsible and --

GLENN: Be responsible. You are being responsible. I'm asking you, you can get an adoption. You don't think that maybe -- I mean, if you're for the adoption thing and all the regulation on adoption, you don't think that maybe that should just blend into the whole "We're just making up a batch of boys and girls now and pouring them right into your belly."

STU: But I mean, you are not going to regulate sex. Anyone can go out and have as many kids as they want by the old-fashioned way.

GLENN: That is -- the old-fashioned way is the old-fashioned way.

STU: Well, I know it is.

GLENN: This is somebody coming in, "Mix me up a bunch of boys and girls, will you?" I mean, I think I have a problem with that.

STU: I understand --

GLENN: Only because I'm paying for it. You're paying for it. The children are paying for it.

STU: But you can have -- again how do you regulate that?

GLENN: Because you are asking for a procedure. You are creating life. This isn't, "Put whiskers in my cheeks." This is, "Give me a batch of boys and girls. I'll take three girls and four boys."

STU: That's what sex is.

GLENN: No, it's not.

STU: Yes, it is.

GLENN: No, it's not.

STU: It creates life. You have to --

GLENN: Whoa. Whoa, whoa. Holy cow, my wife has been tricking me. That's how that works?

STU: Yeah, it's crazy.

GLENN: No, it's different. This is a natural thing. This is, "I want eight of them put into me. I want that one and that one and that one and that one and then you just pick, surprise me. Put them in me."

STU: But you wouldn't limit someone who wanted to have sex every nine months and reproduce another kid.

GLENN: I would be the same way on adoption, the same way with adoption. Look, if it's Angelina Jolie, you can have 135 kids. You seem to be -- even though I may not agree with you on everything, you seem to be a reasonable person. The whole, is his name serial killer spooky actor guy?

STU: She's moved on from Billy Bob Thornton.

GLENN: However, I think we have to have a talk. Whole blood in the vial around my neck thing. You seem to be a reasonable person, you got the money, you can take care of the kids, I don't -- it's not me to say how you're going to raise them. But if you want to have 135 kids, you can have 135 kids. But you are somebody that can afford to have the 135 kids.

Now, if you are having them God's way and you're like, "Yep, she just shoots them out at night," that's fine. I have no place. But if you're asking for a business to create a life for you, I think we do have regulation. I don't know. The ram man, half ram, half man, I think we could have a little regulation there.

STU: Well, what about the fertilization drugs? Or any procedure that might increase your chance of having twins?

GLENN: Stu, I'm not this smart.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Stop. This is why people don't think these things. This is why nobody goes down this road because it's like, I don't know!

STU: This is why you drop the kids off at Angelina's house.

GLENN: Exactly right!

STU: And move on with your life.

GLENN: Did you hear my solution?

STU: I understand it now.

GLENN: This is how it's solved. We don't have to have these conversations if everyone was just responsible. If everybody stopped thinking of their children, "Well, that's what I've always wanted. I've always wanted a whole bunch of kids." How about we think about what the kids would get with you as a mom and dad, or a mom and no dad, and a mom with no dad and two parents that just went, "She's crazy as bats. We had to get away from her. She's destroying the family." I think maybe people just need to take a moment and stop -- again I go back to Captain Sully. He called his library and said, "You know that book I just checked out? Professional Life Ethics? I just checked that out and it's in the belly of the plane and I'm not going to be able to return it." He did it with no one watching. Why? Because he had responsibility. He had made a promise to someone. When you're creating life, no matter if you do it in a test tube, a paint bucket, you know, the old-fashioned way, the stork, you are making a contract. You are promising, whether you like it or not, it may just like, "She was hot." Sorry. That pen's ink ain't invisible. It lasts forever. You're signing a contract in there and you're saying, "I'm making life. So now I'm in charge of that life. I am responsible for that life. I'm responsible for caring for it, paying for it, raising it, trying to help shape that child into a better human than I was, trying to move the ball of humanity down the field a little bit." When you're just higgledy-piggledy, "I just want a cute little baby," I don't think so.

STU: I don't know. I can understand the government regulating the end of life. That is something that is clearly at some level everyone would agree that that's in their powers. When you're talking about the government regulating the creation of it...

GLENN: We're talking about commerce.

STU: Yeah, but --

GLENN: We're talking about commerce.

STU: Just because deposit --

GLENN: We regulate energy. We can't regulate embryos?

STU: We do regulate energy but the question of it being the correct thing to do in most cases is something I would argue to the death.

GLENN: Here again is the solution. People need to be responsible.

STU: But they're not responsible.

GLENN: Okay then. Then we need to decide, are we going to be a society that says, "Oh, well, they weren't responsible; so we've got to go help them out. Let's go help them out." Or, do we say everyone is responsible for their own choices? Sorry, nobody's too big to fail, and step over the drug addict.

STU: Right. If you -- here's where I come in. This is my policy, I think. When this woman comes into the "I want to pop out eight new babies" center and she says I want to pop out eight new babies, she gets a note and that note says, "We will never give you a dime for any of these new babies."

GLENN: Yeah, when she first walks in before the turkey baster.

STU: And then she signs it and we may take her kids away from her.

GLENN: If somebody walks in and says, I want to have 14 kids, you don't have a job, she hasn't had a job in her case since 2002. "You haven't had a job since 2002, you already have six kids." "I want to have eight more babies." "Okay, tell me a little bit about yourself." "Well, I have a farm and the kids, we all, we have animals and we raise our own eggs and we have our chickens and we live like they used to live a long time ago." "Okay. I got no problem." But if you're like, "Yeah, well, I live in an apartment in the middle of the city. I'm on government assistance and, well, I really haven't worked. Although I was qualified, I just couldn't find something I really liked." No kids for you.

STU: Because the company certainly has the choice to not provide the service.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: But you know some company is going to provide it at some point.

GLENN: That's fine. But I don't have to be responsible for what some company and some idiot does. And the best way to solve it is for all of us to reconnect with our values, to know what's important. And it's not about you. And to be ethical, is there nobody in this company who's like, "I don't think we should put that turkey baster in here. I'm just sayin'."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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