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GLENN: So last night he invited me to -- he was speaking in New York and he invited me, I don't know, a couple of months ago to come to this fundraiser for an organization called HELP USA. I didn't really know anything about HELP USA. I did some investigation in it. The food was very expensive, but it was a fundraiser. So I want to make sure I'm putting my money into something that I don't disagree with and so I look into it and it's an organization that helps people get back on their feet. You know, if you're homeless or whatever. And they help you find an apartment. If you're an alcoholic, they help put you through treatment, find a way for you to get off the street and then you've got to go get a job and turn your life around and it's -- I don't know, it's crazy. So I decided, yeah, worth putting my money into. And I knew that I would be the only conservative in the room. It's co-chaired by this fundraiser last night was co-chaired by Mario Cuomo and Hillary Clinton, and Alan Alda is also on the board of directors as is Kenneth Cole, and I don't know if you've seen billboards. Here in New York have you seen the billboards? Are they down in Pennsylvania and everywhere else?

STU: I know they were running a lot of that stuff in magazines. So, yeah, those ads have been all over the place.

GLENN: Gun control ads, you know, from Kenneth Cole: Is this what arms are for? No, carry my purse.

STU: Yeah, you have to factor in, though, that where else would you learn your policies other than pants.

GLENN: Well, purses and shoes and belts.

STU: True, that's a really good point.

GLENN: Luggage. So it's just these obnoxious billboards. So I'm looking at the roster of the people who are going to be there last night and I'm thinking to myself, there's going to be an audible gasp when I walk in this room, and quite honestly there almost was. The bright spot was I could take my daughter out on a date. My wife said, "I'm busy, I've got a church activity I've got to go to." So I took my daughter. Sure, I used her as a human shield, you bet. Anybody started approaching me, I went, this is my daughter; don't hurt me. And I went in and it was -- it's just unlike anything else I've ever been to, really, it just is. I can't get -- the whole socialite kind of world that is in Manhattan is just bizarre. I'm sitting next to this one woman who is, she's got to go 90, 95 years old and she's like an Astor or something. I don't know. She got a lifetime achievement award for, you know, her service and she stood up, and she was a very sweet lady and she stood up and she said, "We all here have so much money, we've got to help others." And I'm like, "How much money does she have? Mary, grab her purse." And so I sit down at the table and Chris Gardner is sitting next to me and right across the table is Stanley Tucci and as soon as I sit down, kind of sit down and I, you know, get situated, I look up and I'm looking right across the table and Stanley Tucci is looking at me and I thought, oh, this isn't going to be good. And he stands up and he says, hey, Stanley Tucci. And I laughed and I said, I know who you are; nice to meet you, Mr. Tucci. And I said, I'm Glenn Beck. And he said, oh, I know who you are. Yeah. Are you saying that in a good way or a bad way? That's what I thought. I didn't say it. I just said, "Yes, thank you. Hey, nice plates, huh? Looks like a yummy salad. Let's eat." So let's see. Chris Gardner, Stanley Tucci was -- who else? Kiki Barber was there, and I saw him. He was at the table next to me. I saw him and I was like, this is Kiki Barber... it's Kiki Barber. And as soon as people could talk and get up, he made a beeline over to the table and he's like, Glenn. I almost said to him, "Kiki, don't let go, Kiki, don't let go!" It's Kiki, isn't it?

DAN: No, it's not Kiki. It's totally not Kiki.

GLENN: Isn't good.

STU: What did you call him? Kiki?

GLENN: I thought he was the one that did the song with Elton John, remember? Back in the Seventies they had that hit. That was a chick?

Anyway, so we chatted uncomfortably for a few minutes and then on the table behind me was Kenneth Cole who I didn't know if he was lecturing people about firearms or, you know, antiwar stuff but I'm sure he was. Governor Cuomo, who else, Tony Bennett was there. Tony Bennett came up and he informed everybody that, you know, that only the people in the room really cared about homelessness I think is the message that I got. But I was like, "I'm in the room, yeah! I care about homelessness." And he sang a song and it was this enormous room and he put the microphone down and he sang "Fly Me to the Moon," which was fantastic. The guy is -- and he was so perfectly clear and good. I don't even know how old he is. Would you look up how old he is? It's phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal. But he sang. And then the last piece of it was Charles Grodin was the emcee -- he's 81?

STU: Yeah, 81 years old.

GLENN: Charles Grodin was --

STU: Not Charles Grodin. Tony Bennett who's 81 years old.

GLENN: So Charles Grodin, he's doing the emcee thing. I mean, you know Charles Grodin and I'm thinking to myself, ooh, this is going to be a rough one because we're not going to agree on anything. I spent a lot of the time just thinking to myself, invisible, be invisible, be invisible.

Chris Gardner said to me at one point at the table, Stanley Tucci's wife was kind of talking about politics and I'm thinking, I'm not going to get involved here. And then she looks at me and she's like, don't you think too much money is being spent in politics? And I'm like, oh, I could do that one. I won't be killed on that one, yeah. Absolutely too much money is being spent. And I made the stupid mistake of saying that's why the Government needs to be smaller and closer to the people. The closer we get to the people, the less money that is going to be spent on electing people and -- and it was like, "And have you had this appetizer? It's really yummy." The table got very silent. So I stopped talking. So anyway, Chris Gardner was speaking on stage earlier and he comes back to the table and he had missed the whole very uncomfortable political talk there at the table and he sits down and he's -- I mean, he's a loud guy. I mean, he's just very comfortable with himself and he's just, you know, I don't care. So he sits down and he says, "You know, Glenn, he said, I really kind of, I really kind of avoided politics with you today on the TV show that we taped, but -- "and he said "But." And do you remember the E. F. Hutton commercials where when E. F. Hutton talks, everybody listens? It's almost like the room, at least in my head, stopped. He's talking to me and he says, "You know, I avoided talking politics with you today but I --" and I am thinking, now's not the time to bring up politics. For the love of Pete, man, I'm surrounded by people that want to kill me! And I don't even know what -- honestly I don't even know what he said about politics. I was just like, I'm just not going to react, huh? Mmm-hmmm. "Are you going to eat that?"

So the whole evening goes. My daughter said she had a nice time, enjoyed Tony Bennett, it was nice to meet people, yada, yada. And I said to her, the dessert was on the table. I said, "Honey, we don't want to be trapped. As soon as they say good night, we say goodbye to everybody at our table and we run for the door." And she said, "Got it, Dad. What do you think, I'm stupid?" And I said, "No, I just want to make sure we're clear, fast as you can to the door."

And we get up and we start walking out and say goodbye to everybody and we start walking out and Charles Grodin starts coming and he's just coming off of the stage and I see him out of the corner of my eye and I'm like, oh, no, I'm almost there. Charles Grodin sees me and I pass him and then he grabs my shoulder and he says, Glenn Beck. Just, what I really wanted to say was, "Charles, I'm this close to the door. I mean, I'm this close to freedom. It's been a great night. Let's just leave it at this, shall we?" Because I could just see Charles Grodin just yelling at me. You know what I mean? It's just, Chuck, let it go. And he said, "I watch your show." He said, "In fact, I almost wrote you the other day." I said, "Really?" He said, "Yeah, I got busy, but I watched you and I could not believe what you were saying." And he said, "And I almost wrote you and I'm really pissed off that I didn't because now I can't remember exactly what it was that you said." I'm just thinking to myself, "I'm almost outside; I was almost clear." "Are you going to eat that?" He said, "But I have to tell you, as much as I disagree with you, and I disagree with almost everything you say," he said, "I saw you say something the other day, and you actually have an open mind, and for as much as I disagree with you, it's a pleasure to see somebody who has an open mind on television." And I mean, what, I mean, I -- all I could think was --

VOICE: Wormhole evidence!

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a transgender activist called for a "Supreme Court Assassination Challenge" on Twitter, according to screenshots captured of the now-deleted tweet.

Activist Eli Erlick, a founding member of Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) and creator of the controversial "gender identity" teaching tool for children called the "Gender Unicorn," tweeted and later deleted the disturbing remark on Friday, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also caught a screenshot of the tweet before it was deleted.

"The unhinged radical left is calling for the assassination of our Supreme Court Justices. That's not the way to disagree with a decision in America. It is unacceptable, and Biden’s DOJ must immediately act," Blackburn responded on Twitter.

Erlich then tried to play off her call to assassinate Supreme Court justices as a hilarious joke only Gen Z and Millennials would understand, apparently not understanding the seriousness of the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just three weeks ago.

Erlick isn't the only Left-winger to make incendiary calls since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Here are just a few examples:

  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on people to “defy" the Supreme Court.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for people to get “into the streets” alongside radical communist leader who wants to 'overthrow' the American system.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) yelled "F*** Clarence Thomas" on a public stage for all to see and hear.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh lied to Congress.
  • And of course, "TheView" host Whoopi Goldberg issued a disgusting racist threat toward Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program, BlazeTV hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere took a look at these and other stunning examples of leftist lunacy over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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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!

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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 ...

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