Glenn Beck: Alec for Prez?


To help celebrate Gun Week here's a young Alec Baldwin holding a gun...

GLENN:  Have you seen Alec Baldwin on 60 Minutes?  Let me ask you this question.  Anybody watch 60 Minutes anymore?  We tape it but I only watch it because it's a habit, like I have to watch it because I think like, oh, well, 60 Minutes, it must be some expose on how evil Republicans are."  So I watch it and I don't even know why I'm watching it anymore.  Is there anybody that watches 60 Minutes?  Did you watch it last night, Stu?

STU:  You know --

GLENN:  No, you didn't.

STU:  The television exploded.

GLENN:  Really?

STU:  I was about to turn it on and there was apparently an explosive device planted inside my television.

GLENN:  That happens so often at your house.

STU:  And every other television all at the same time.  It's obvious someone did it on purpose.  I just don't know who it was.

GLENN:  When's the last time you watched it?  60 Minutes?

STU:  When my television didn't explode?

GLENN:  Yes.

STU:  I --

GLENN:  Nothing, huh?

STU:  Well, are you saying like -- because I watch sports sometimes and sometimes the TV stays on, I'm not watching it but the TV might be on.  Does that --

GLENN:  No.

STU:  What if --

GLENN:  No.  So apparently Alec Baldwin was on 60 Minutes last night.  I don't know why.  Does he have a movie out?  Is it just because he's just a cool guy?  30 Rock all of a sudden got popular, didn't it?

STU:  Yeah.  You know, it's one of those shows that I watched the first couple of episodes of it and they were terrible and I have --

GLENN:  Now you like it?

STU:  No, I --

GLENN:  Oh, I never came back.

STU:  I never came back and I have had several people whose opinion I actually respect tell me that it is good.

GLENN:  Okay, let me ask you this question.  So last night I didn't watch 60 Minutes because instead I read a book by James Kunstler.  I'm reading two of his books.  One is The Long Emergency and the other one is the World Made by Hand.  The Long Emergency, I read about three pages and I'm like, all right, I just can't do it.  The World Made by Hand is basically Jericho except it's really good.  You know how Jericho was kind of like -- did you ever watch Jericho?

STU:  My television exploded.  That was a chemical attack on my television that night.

GLENN:  So Jericho was like, it was kind of good but you were like, you know, if they really cared, if CBS cared, they would have casted better people in it, maybe a little better writing, you know.  It was like... all right.  So last night I'm reading the World Made By Hand which is probably not a good book for me to read.  The Long Emergency is a nonfiction book about how important oil is to us and everybody goes, oh, gee, we're running down the oil; oh, gee, that's horrible, huh?  Do you know what gas prices are going to be?"  He says don't worry about gas prices because really gas prices are the least of your worries.  When China comes online, there will be war for oil.  Right now, "Oh, no war for oil."  Well, get used to that because it's what runs everything in our society.  It's not just like, oh, gas prices.  It is the reason we have civilization today.  We are not addicted to oil.  Unless you want to be Little House on the Prairie, you've got to have oil.  And the rest of the world has figured this out and we haven't.  And for as much as we want to say alternative energy, there's just, the alternative energy that we have right now, the technology that we have or is in the pipeline is just not going to be enough for us.  So he actually believes that we're going to go back to Little House on the Prairie that, you know, when China really comes online -- they've already doubled their oil consumption in the last ten years.  When they really come online, when India really comes online, there's just not going to be any oil and there's going to be wars for it, et cetera, et cetera.  And America he believes is going to break apart into, I think ten different regions.  And so it's a happy -- I put that one down and then I decided to read his fictionized account of this called the World Made by Hand, which isn't an awful lot more cheery, but I believe it was better than Morley Safer and Alec Baldwin.

Stu, I have a gun to your head right now.  I'd click it.  I cock the -- pull the hammer back.  There's a bullet in the chamber.  Stu, World Made by Hand or Alec Baldwin and Morley Safer?  And I know what you're going to say.  You have to do one of them.

STU:  Or I get shot?  That is the other option.

GLENN:  Yeah.  You're going to go for the gun?

STU:  Yeah.  It is gun week.

GLENN:  It is gun week on the Glenn Beck program.  (Gunfire).  I'm giving the key note address Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky for the NRA convention and so we thought we would make it gun week.  Yeah!  (Gunfire).

So you're going to go for the bullet to the head?

STU:  I think that's the most sensible choice.

GLENN:  That's probably good.  I went for the World Made by Happened and actually kind of enjoying it in a dark sort of -- oh, my gosh -- sort of way.  But then I got here this morning and Dan had pulled the audio from Alec Baldwin and I realized that, oh, Alec Baldwin is thinking about running for office.  So it's only getting better, America.  We have Alec Baldwin to hope for.  Oh, I don't know if these clowns have any answers, but Alec Baldwin sure would be the answer, huh?  He would be the guy that could get 'er done.  That probably should be his slogan, get 'er done, Alec Baldwin.  Here he is last night on 60 Minutes with Morley Safer, a guy who couldn't sound older.  No, I've consulted professors and scientists and there is a global consensus, Morley Safer cannot sound older than he does in this interview.

BALDWIN:  Running for office to a degree, that I might do one day?

SAFER:  You think being an actor puts you under public scrutiny?

BALDWIN:  If you go through the things I've gone through in the media, like this thing with my daughter.

GLENN:  Stop just a second.  Let me go back, in case you don't remember, the thing that he went through, the thing that he went through with his daughter.  Here it is.  Just a flashback memory here of Alec Baldwin and what he had to endure.

VOICE:  I want to tell you something, okay, and I want to leave a message for you right now because again it's 10:30 here in New York on a Wednesday and once again, I made an [BLEEP] of myself trying to get to a phone to call you at a specific time.  When the time comes for me to make the phone call, I stop whatever I'm doing and I go and I make that phone call.  At 11:00 in the morning in New York and if you don't pick up the phone at 10:00 at night and you don't even have that [BLEEP] phone turned on.  I want you to know something, okay?  I'm tired of playing this game with you.

GLENN:  Stop just a second.  By the way, just want to remind you that he's talking to his daughter here.  She's 11.

VOICE:  I'm leaving this message with you to tell you you have insulted me for the last time.  You have insulted me.  You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being, I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old or 11 years old or you're a child or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the [BLEEP] who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned.  You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone.  And when I come out there next week, I'm going to fly out there for the day just to straighten you out on this issue.  I'm going to let you know just how disappointed in you I am and how angry I am with you that you've done this to me again.  You've made me feel like [BLEEP] and you've made me feel like a fool over and over and over again.  And this crap you pull on me with this [BLEEP] phone situation, that you would never dream of doing to your mother and you're doing to me constantly.  And over and over again.  I'm going to get on a plane or I'm going to come out there for the day and I'm going to straighten your [BLEEP] out when I see you.  Do you understand me?  I'm going to really make sure you get it.  I'm going to turn around and I'm going to come home.  So you better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me.  I'm going to let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you really are.  You are a rude, thoughtless little pig, okay?  "To replay this message."

GLENN:  "To replay this message you have Audix."

Okay.  So anyway, he was saying all the things that he -- all the things that he went through.

BALDWIN:  There's only one thing that comes to mind, how my daughter must have felt to have this played out in public.

GLENN:  Stop just a second.  You know, the only thing that comes to mind is how his daughter must have felt.  Well, apparently -- I don't know.  Did you ask her?  Are you on speaking materials anymore?  Does she talk to you about feelings?  Because I don't think my daughter would pick up the phone after that.  She's 11.  You're a thoughtless little pig.  I'm flying out, oh, and I'll set you straight, you thoughtless little pig.  Was she worried about -- was she really, was it -- I mean, was it like, oh, jeez, and then they ran it on Entertainment Tonight or was it maybe you that left the message that it was a problem there?

BALDWIN:  The second thing I realize is you can pretty much bet everything you own that I would never leave another voice mail message for my daughter that wasn't just like something out of a Rodgers and Hammerstein score, "How are you today, my little darling," you know, whatever.  I mean, you've got to really, really manage.  You know what I mean?  You learn.

GLENN:  Stop.  (Laughing).  Hey, Stu, Stu, Stu.  Oh, wow.  I'm starting to whip my kids with a belt the other day.  (Laughing).  And I'm like, what are you doing playing that on TV?  Can you imagine how that made her feel?  So you can bet that I just use sticks now, you know?  I don't ever -- I don't even walk into the house with a belt because they would beat me with a belt.  You know what I'm saying?  So I use sticks and sometimes drum sticks.  (Laughing).  Morley, it's so good to see you again.

SAFER:  I've got to ask you about that notorious phone call that you made.  How could you do that?

BALDWIN:  You get so frustrated.

GLENN:  Stop.  As a dad, as a dad who has gone through this with daughters, oh, I can relate.  I can relate.  I can relate on so many levels and I'm sure my ex-wife can relate as well in the reverse.  Oh, yes, you get frustrated.

BALDWIN:  And you realize, number one, and it's wrong, it's totally wrong.

GLENN:  Stop.  And you realize -- I just want to say here because my attorneys and my handlers are making sure that I say it's wrong, it's totally wrong and I sound totally sincere right now.

BALDWIN:  That I was speaking to somebody else when I left that message.  I mean, I was pissed.  I've been putting up with this for six years.

SAFER:  But you weren't talking to another person.  You were talking to your daughter, to a kid when you said, you thoughtless little pig.

BALDWIN:  Did you ever lose your temper with your kids?

SAFER:  Yeah, but --

GLENN:  Yeah, stop just a second.  I don't think I really -- I'm trying to think.  Nope, nope, never said thoughtless little pig to my kids, nope.  Never said... never really, I don't think I ever did that.  Lost my temper with my kids, said some things that I regret but really never, "You little pig."  Never, "Little pig, little pig, let me in."  Never said any of those things.

SAFER:  Nothing like that.

BALDWIN:  If you are asking me do I feel bad about leaving that message?  I think that goes without saying.

GLENN:  Stop.  Does it really?  Because I don't think it does.  Stu, do you think it does?

STU:  I think he needs to say it.

GLENN:  I think it does because it didn't really -- play that back because when it goes without saying, it doesn't sound like he felt bad about it.

STU:  And none of the other things he's saying would lead you to believe.

GLENN:  So it goes without saying, no, it really doesn't.

STU:  You are going to have to say it, Alec.

GLENN:  Go ahead and play it, please.

BALDWIN:  If you are asking me do I feel bad about leaving that message, I think that goes without saying.  At the same time I'm a pretty overwhelmed by the sanctimoniousness of people who say that -- I mean, I got so many phone calls from people -- wait a second.  I got so many phone calls from people who seem learned and sober and together as you are.

GLENN:  Right.  Stop just a second.  So I just want you to know, hey, you toothless hicks from West Virginia, he's not talking about you.  He's talked about the learned people, with ezotic names like Barack Obama, like that, you just hate their skin color.

Anyway, he's talking about the learned, learned.  So once they're learned, well, they can make any mistakes.  Anyway, go ahead.

BALDWIN:  Who all said to me, man, I'm glad they didn't tape some of these I said to my kids.

SAFER:  As appalling what you said may be, even more appalling is that it was released by someone.

BALDWIN:  That tells you what I'm dealing with.

GLENN:  It does.

BALDWIN:  Listen, you use words like "Appalled" and you have, and I may say so pretty judgmental tone of me.

GLENN:  Stop, stop.  Pretty -- if I may say so?  Who are you to say that I shouldn't call my 11-year-old daughter a -- what was it, a worthless little pig, shameless little?

STU:  Thoughtless little pig.

DAN:  And he called her brainless earlier.

GLENN:  Thoughtless little pig.  Yeah, who are you to judge.  Who are you to judge?

STU:  Can we make sure and just point out yet again, yes, Alec, you do have to say it.  It doesn't go without saying.

GLENN:  Again, you don't really sound like you feel bad for saying it.  You really --

BALDWIN:  I think that as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me --

GLENN:  Stop, stop.  I don't -- play it again because he did say there that he's truly, truly sorry.

BALDWIN:  I think that as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me it only illustrates how difficult this --

GLENN:  Wait, stop.  Hold it.  I'm sorry, I was singing the "Truly, truly sorry" song and I missed, what did he say there?  Could you do it again?  Because he's truly sorry.

BALDWIN:  I think that as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me it only illustrates how difficult this --

GLENN:  Stop.  Hold it just a -- you know what this is?  This is the Second Amendment debate, Stu.  Where's the comma.  Where's comma?  Could you play it again?  Because I don't know where the comma is.  Is the comma "I'm really sorry that this happened to me," comma, but the statement is; or is it, "I'm really truly sorry that this happened," comma, but to me the problem is --

STU:  There's no but in there.

GLENN:  There's a comma issue there.

BALDWIN:  I think as truly sorry as I am that that happened, to me it only illustrates how difficult this process has become for many, many people.

STU:  Well, we are the media and he's told us that this is really our issue here, not his.  So I'm going to be unfair to him and assume he meant it was -- he was sorry that it happened to him.  Because that's what we do in the media, Glenn.

GLENN:  Truly sorry, he's truly, truly sorry (singing).

STU:  But clearly, I mean, if you really look at this case, Glenn, from Alec Baldwin, this is Morley Safer's fault apparently.  He's got a judgmental tone on him.

GLENN:  He does.  That's what -- I never hear that judgmental tone from 60 Minutes.

STU:  Never.

GLENN:  Never.  I never hear them say -- well, never to a liberal.  But I never hear them say things like, "But you were stealing the company blind."

STU:  Never.

GLENN:  I never heard that, ever before from 60 Minutes.  Usually they're cream puffs.

A Colorado mother of three, Erin Lee, said her 12-year-old daughter was recruited by teachers to attend an "art club" after school, only to find it was a GSA or Gay Straight Awareness/Alliance Club. Not only was the family misled about the purpose of the club, but a guest speaker — who told the middle school students that "if they're not fully comfortable in their bodies, that means they're transgender" — also encouraged the kids to keep secrets from their parents.

Lee told Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday that her "shy, vulnerable, barely 12-year-old daughter" had just moved to Wellington Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, when she was invited by her art and home room teachers to attend an "art club" after school.

"She texted us [and] we gave her permission for art club," Lee said of her daughter. "When she got there, it was actually GSA, or Gender and Sexuality Awareness or Alliance Club. The teacher had invited in a completely unqualified outside presenter who did unthinkable things with the children. I'll give you the CliffsNotes version. She told them, 'what you hear in here, keep in here.' She used flags to use defining words, telling them if they're not fully comfortable in their bodies, that means they're transgender. Then she would hand out the fags and stickers and bracelets and other swag. She told them that 'queer' is a label for when they're still figuring out their sexuality.

She did the 'Genderbread person,' which explicitly asked kids who they're sexually attracted to, so 11, 12, 13-year-olds with peers and adults in the room, talking about their sexuality. She handed out her personal contact information and invited them to connect on teen chat platforms, like WhatsApp and Discord, where she knows that parents are not monitoring the conversation. She told them that families may not be safe, and it's okay to lie about where they are. And in fact, the art teacher, as my daughter was leaving the room that day, pulled her aside and said, 'remember, you don't have to tell your mom.'"

The outside presenter, Kimberly Chambers, is the director of SPLASH Youth of Northern Colorado, an organization that targets children as young as 5 years old, as indicated on its own website. Chambers is a paid employee of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment with access to children’s information, according to a Parents Defending Education incident report.

Lee went on to say that, after learning from her daughter what happened, she and her husband contacted the school principal, who confirmed that the meeting was, in fact, held in secret and they are always held in secret because as a public school they have to offer children a "safe space." Lee then turned to the school board, but said she was ignored "for months." Finally, she was able to meet with board member Kristen Draper, who turned out to be a close friend and "strong ally" to Chambers. Draper also volunteers for an arm of SPLASH called SKITTLES.

"FOIA emails showed that [the school] immediately colluded when I objected to what happened," Lee told Glenn. "They immediately colluded with the school board to keep me quiet. They referenced parents who find out as 'barriers' that the school board has removed. They talked about sending social services into my home because I didn't like what they did with my child," she continued.

"My daughter had never expressed gender dysphoria before. She never expressed that she'd had any trouble at home. They never spoke to me. I never spoke to any of the people that did these things before they decided to talk about calling CPS ... In the state of Colorado, if my child had said to the CPS that I wasn't affirming her transgender identity, I firmly believe they would have removed her from the home. And the people knew this when they suggested that CPS come to our home to remove our child," Lee warned. "Colorado is off the rails in particular, but this is happening everywhere."

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The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.