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GLENN: This guy was watching the TV show about three weeks ago? And he's a trainer. And he trained Natalie Portman, he trained Ben Affleck no, not Ben Affleck.

PAT: Matt Damon.

GLENN: Matt Damon, and he's a fan of the show and he's a military guy. And the stories he has told me about having a gym in New York City as a military guy is a nightmare. And he's watching the show and he calls Fox and he says, look, this is who I am; Glenn is dying. I'm watching this guy die on the air. I can't watch him anymore.

STU: And some of the shows are bad but I wouldn't say it would describe them as dying.

GLENN: He said, I need to get him in shape. And so I call him and he checks out, and a really nice guy. And his wife because he was on vacation. His wife started last week because I have some windpower in front of, you know, the Lincoln Memorial in a billion degree weather. I'm thinking I'm going to have a heart attack out there. And so his wife comes and she does Pilates. Now, I've never done Pilates before. I mean, do I look like a Pilates guy?

STU: No.

GLENN: Okay. Ow! Ow! Then he comes this week. Now, he's a military guy. He was in Afghanistan and I mean, he's a military guy. Military guy for three generations of his family. Marine.

PAT: Oh, jeez.

GLENN: So yesterday he trains me two days ago and it was okay. You know, I was hurting, but and I know how to answer people. I'm so stupid, I don't even know how to answer people at gyms. And he said, so how are you feeling. And he said, were you in a lot of pain? And I said, yeah, I was in pain but, not a lot of pain. I said but I felt it, it hurt. And he said, oh, all right. All right.

STU: (Laughing evilly).

GLENN: I know. Drop down and now do 20 push ups. Now, I haven't done any workout since 1991, none, none.

STU: That's a good streak.

GLENN: It's a good streak.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I'm thinking about going back to it. I do 20 push ups. Then he has me doing 20 marching sit ups. Then I do 20 curls, then I do 20 squats, and now I grab the garbage can and I'm holding the garbage can because I'm going to vomit, and he said, come on, let's go. And I said, okay, what's next? And he said, same thing, 19. I'm like, what? Do the same thing, 19 of each of them.

STU: Push ups, curls.

GLENN: Curls, squats.

STU: You could do that?

GLENN: I could do it for 20. I could barely do it he said, when I did 20, I should I'm not answering this man anymore. He said when I did 20, he said, wow, he said, you really have good genetics. He said, a guy your age and hasn't worked out since 1991 should not have been able to do 20 push ups.

PAT: You should have known that was a Goebbels comment right there.

GLENN: That's what it was. That's what it was. It was, oh, so I can push you. I can really push you.

PAT: We have our ways of making you hurt.

GLENN: So he's so he starts in 20, 19. When we finished 19 and I'm at the garbage can again, he says, come on, come on, we've got to go. And I said, you are not doing 18 next. He dropped it down to 15. Then we did 12. Then we did 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, all the way down.

STU: That's inhuman.

GLENN: That guy I almost fired halfway through. I thought he was killing me. I've never been so close to firing anybody in my life! I'm like, you work for me, man! You are making me vomit? I think I'm going to die? You are killing me. Do you work for Van Jones?

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I thought he might be a plant from George Soros. And the only thing that saved his job was I kept thinking to myself, this guy went out and he risked his life for me. He was out fighting and taking bullets. I can't fire him now. Maybe by the end of the week I'll fire him.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I'm just like, it's a nightmare. And then I get home with my wife who works out all the time and she came and she just pokes me in the chest and she's like, hurt here? And I'm like, ow! Yes. Hurt here? Ow! Yes. Good. And I said, no, you don't understand, it really hurt. I haven't worked out since she said, oh, stop your belly aching. I'm like, can I get a little sympathy from somebody, anybody?

STU: That's all you want. You just want sympathy for your sit ups.

GLENN: A little bit of drink of water. That's all I want. Little Glenn, little Glennie, he doesn't have any healthcare. Well, he does.

PAT: 46 years old.

GLENN: Just 46. That's it.

PAT: Hasn't worked out since 1991.

GLENN: That's all that is.

STU: He doesn't have asthma but his respiration seems like he does.

GLENN: I thought the guy was going to kill me. Have you ever worked out like that before?

PAT: Not for a good long time. Not for a long time.

GLENN: I thought to him I said seriously to him, I said, I don't think you understand how out of shape I am. He said, oh, yes, I do. I'm like, no sympathy. Just a marine. "Oh, yes, I do." I said, no, I don't think you may be killing me. I may have a heart attack. And he said, no, you're not. And I said, no, you don't understand. He said, "Yes, I do. Hurry up. 19." I'm like, what?

PAT: I can't believe you could do 20 push ups and then 19 and then 15 and all the way down. I can't believe you did that.

GLENN: It is a nightmare.

PAT: How many is that?

GLENN: I have no idea. He said, you'll be doing 60 in no time. And I'm like, you are going to be thrown out this window in no time.

STU: Not by you.

GLENN: Not by me.

STU: No. erious

GLENN: But Marcus Luttrell will be in town someday and he will throw you out that window, let me tell you that right now.

STU: So, 20 push ups for Glenn Beck is, I would say around 2,000 for the average human being.

GLENN: I mean, I'm not a quitter. I said to him, I'm not a quitter. And I was going to follow it up with, "But." I said, I'm not a quitter. And he said, I know you're not. That's why I'm here. Let's go. I've never been so close I don't quit on anything. I never give up.

STU: Well, actually that's not true. You lasted through two presidents without working out and now you've quit.

GLENN: True.

STU: Not working out.

GLENN: I did quit smoking, too. My gosh, I quit drinking, I quit smoking, I quit swearing.

PAT: You quit being a quitter.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. I am picking those things back up. I'm not going to quit!

All right. Let's see. What is what's next on the hit parade that we can hit real quick here, Pat, before we go into the break? What's one of the things we have to hit today that is one of the short topics that we have?

PAT: I think we could definitely talk about Barack Obama not doing what's popular. He's doing what's right. I like that speech.

GLENN: I've got to hear this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: There have been times where I've taken positions that surprise people in Washington. All the pundits, they say, boy, you know, what he's doing, it doesn't poll well. I know it doesn't poll well. I've got pollsters. (Laughter).

PAT: That didn't seem like a funny line to me.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But you didn't send me to Washington to do what was popular. (Applause). You sent me to do what was right. That's who we are as a country.

GLENN: That's actually

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We are Americans. We do not give up. We do not quit. We do not fear the future. We shape the future.

GLENN: Okay, stop. Okay, look, here's the thing. That's actually true. We don't send people to do what's popular. We send them to do what's right. That is actually true. But we expect them to do what's American.

PAT: Thank you. That was my point is here you are working the socialist jelly in Washington D.C. and all you have to do is say it's not popular, it's right? All you have to do is when Americans wholeheartedly reject the socialism you're shopping to us, all you do is say, "I know it's not popular, it's just right," no, it isn't.

GLENN: No.

PAT: No, it's not right.

GLENN: It's not right with the Constitution, it's not right with the Americans ideals.

PAT: Nope.

GLENN: You know what's not popular? Cutting spending. Cutting, cutting the spending in Washington. That's not what's popular.

PAT: That's what he should be doing.

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Everybody would throw a fit if you are cutting spending, but that saves the country. Not socialism. Even the socialist countries are cutting spending.

STU: Yeah, I love that argument, I'm not trying to do what's popular like give away trillions of dollars in free money.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: I'm not trying to do stuff like that. I'm not trying to win over the people by handing them free everything.

PAT: Take care of their college tuition.

STU: Right.

PAT: For free.

STU: Right.

PAT: Yeah, those are really, really unpopular things with so many people.

GLENN: No, come on, they are. You know they are.

STU: Giving them thousands and thousands of dollars to buy electric $40,000 cars. Giving them Cash For Clunkers, an entire system just so that they can get brand new cars so we can all be happy in brand new automobiles.

GLENN: That's not popular.

STU: That's not popular. It's not

GLENN: Here's what it is popular with and every, every wannabe third world Banana Republic dictator knows it. You do what's popular with the very lowest end of the economic scale. You go with them because they will take the handout, they want the handout, they want somebody that is their leader. You go to them, you target them. They're not usually Venezuela, they are not the educated. So what happens? I mean, look at the pattern here. He's going for the lowest end of the economic spectrum and then the way he's trying to win his elections for the congress is by just not telling them the truth.

STU: Yeah, don't tell them that it's going to cost more, that it's going to add to the deficit.

GLENN: Right.

STU: And start telling them personal stories about people

GLENN: And then if you think that he's not appealing to the less educated, why would you then say your most important thing to do is to just tell people that it's past.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The educated know that.

STU: We just had an 18 month debate on the topic.

GLENN: It's unbelievable.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

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GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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