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Tim Pool: Daniel Penny ARREST shows ‘self-defense IS ERODING’
It seems that self-defense may be a principle of the past, at least in some of America’s far-left cities. In fact, the recent arrest of Marine Corps veteran Daniel Penny, who put Jordan Neely in a chokehold after Neely began harassing other subway riders, shows the right to defend yourself may soon cease to be a right at all. So, what can be done? Tim Pool, host of Timcast IRL, joins Glenn to discuss how we can out-master the far-left’s on-the-ground protests: ‘I want to send a message that these protests don’t work, which means we have to counter them with something that’s more powerful,’ Pool says. Listen to the clip to find out how…
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Tim, my man, how you are, sir?
TIM: I'm good. How you are?
GLENN: Well, I'm good. I want to come on to your show. You've invited me a few times. But I don't know. Getting there, the bag over my head, and being thrown into the back of the van.
TIM: Yeah. We're on the top of the mountain, so we have to keep it a secret, right?
GLENN: How are you?
TIM: Pretty good. Pretty good. Things are going great out here. We're expanding quite a bit. We have a new studio popping up. Very excited about that. Other than that, doing the show. Talking about the news. And I got to a certain degree, giving my money away to people who need it more than I do.
GLENN: Good for you. Good for you.
What you're doing with Daniel Perry. Or Daniel Penny.
TIM: Penny. Perry is the other guy.
GLENN: Penny. What you're doing is so important.
This guy, I can't believe we live in an America today, that is going after this guy.
TIM: Well, I was on the other side of it, to a certain degree, when the story first comes out. Because I've been just really frustrated with what I view as not enough people, standing up for moral values. Or moral framework.
So, you know, Rittenhouse, for instance. 100 percent, we have to save this guy. With Daniel penny. I first said, you know what, obviously this guy should not be going to prison.
He did the right thing. Defended others. But if you choose to live in these cities. And you're not pushing back against the changes.
If you're voting for these people, I have no sympathy. That is what I was saying, the week prior.
Then I had some good conversations. Some people made some good arguments to me. And I realized, you know what, there's a very, very food reason, to actually be in this fight. To make sure Penny does not go to prison.
The first is, you know, I felt kind of bad to see everyone rallying to save this guy from prison. Here I am being this kind of dick. Like screw you. You made your own bed. But I thought about two things. One, somebody said to me, it's not just so easy to leave a city. When you say, Tim, get out of the cities. Because they're getting bad. And the Democrat policies are soft on crime. It's getting worse.
You don't understand, some people can't just up and leave.
And my response was, well, it may be very, very hard, and it may be the hardest thing you've ever done, but you certainly can move out of these cities.
And then someone made a good point. My wife left me through no choice of my own, and my kids are here. And I will not leave them behind. And I'm like, that is a good point. There really are circumstances, where people -- they want to stay there. They want to push back. They don't want the cities to fall into this can of garbage. I was a bit short sighted on that. And I can respect that. But on the better argument, if Daniel Penny loses this fight, then self-defense in this country erodes. And it's only a matter of time before it comes to your suburbs and then to your more rural areas, and that was the most compelling thing to me. I was like, look, I've always agreed this guy, a hero, has done the right thing. But that's actually a good point.
So I wake up one day, and I am looking at the fundraiser, I said, basically because I was such a dick.
GLENN: Okay. We're on FCC airways. I just want you to be careful.
TIM: Oh, sorry. I should probably lead out on this one. And so then I decided to, you know, I looked at what the current numbers were. And I said, I can afford to do better. So I put up 20,000 for Penny. You know, kind of -- I should have donated in the first place. I was wrong to say, you're on your own. And I do want this guy to win. I do want self-defense to win.
And so I put up the 20 grand. And I said, I know there's a lot of people who can probably give more than me, and I challenge them to do so. And there's another reason on top of it. Let's send a message at the protests, which triggered this man's arrest are meaningless. Because you have New York City. These protesters come out.
They're violent. They get arrested. And they use that to garner sympathy. And get this, our reporter who was simply standing there filming, was attacked by these protesters. And I said, I want to send a message, that these protests don't work.
And so that means we have to counter those protests with something more powerful, and that's winning the legal battle here for Daniel Penny.
GLENN: Well, I just -- I look at this story, and I think to myself, what you said about -- come to your town next.
This is going against all of human nature. And this is what progressives do. In the end, it's always going against human nature. It is saying, you don't have a right to defend yourself, or protect others.
And for a guy to stand up. I mean, think of this.
What was his name? Todd Beamer.
Wasn't he the guy, the let's roll guy. All he did was exactly what Todd Beamer did after 9/11, or on 9/11. Where he was sitting on the plane, the hijackers take over, and he's like, let's go. Come on. It's us or them.
And they took them down. And we celebrated. We celebrated that guy. Here's another guy. I don't think he wished him ill. He just wanted to stop him, from doing any damage. Or hassling people.
And we don't have a right to do that?
If he loses, you're exactly right. We have to sit there and take it.
TIM: There's also, I believe -- I can't remember how long it was in New York. Another man was being violent on the subway. And getting in people's faces. And a man put him in a choke hold and subdued him. And he got interviewed on television, as a hero. So something changed, or has been changing the last several years. And I think, while I certainly can point the finger at these far left extremists. And these Soros DAs, and these policies. I think the bigger problem is not that evil exists. But it's that good men do nothing. And so in a place like New York City, I wonder why it is, that people of New York City, knowing that crime is getting out of hand. Why aren't people protesting for Penny. That was initially what got me on sort of the negative side of this. Like look, the people of New York City come out and protest, to have this man arrested. This is what they want.
If the people of New York City wanted something different, they would be standing up. Or Daniel Penny. But they don't do it. Now, all that aside, my ultimate conclusion is, we need to -- we need to be that support then. We need to help this man win this legal case, lest it come our way.
Always be standing up for people who are doing the right thing, lest one day it is you on the firing line, and no one speaking up for you.
GLENN: Go ahead.
TIM: Well, I was going to say, I think it's interesting, that where is the shared conviction and moral framework of the American population?
We can see it with this movement to provide resources to Penny's legal defense. But we don't see it on the ground, the way the left does.
So not only are the left fundraising like crazy, when it comes to political issues. They're out there getting physically violent, and organizing massive protests.
And voter initiatives. And that seems to be the stronger organizational power.
We have to counter that. We have to wake people up. We have to tell people, that the only thing required for evil to triumph. Is that good people do nothing. And we need those good people to stand up.
GLENN: So I think the problem is not that, people are unwilling to stand up. They're unwilling to stand up, under these conditions.
Because I think the January 6th scared people enough, that if they go stand up, there might be an FBI informant there, that will start something.
If the left comes in, starts a fight. They will be ones that are called the terrorist. I think people are much more comfortable being at home.
They feel safer being at home, giving, than they do marching. And that is a problem.
But I don't see a Martin Luther King that is leading that.
TIM: You know, freedom isn't free. And if this is how we as the American people choose to progress. That is to say, the average person says, you know what, it's easier for me to stay home and keep my head down. Than the next generation. The generation after that. Things will just keep getting worse.
I think back to the greatest generation. I think back to the men and women who fought in the American revolution. These are people who said, if I don't do it, who will. And if I don't do it, what am I leaving for my children?
But now it seems very much so, that that mentality, certainly exists among these leftists who believe crazy things.
But the average American, the regular person says, just leave me alone. And this allows the more extreme elements of the left to run rampant, capture institutions. And to be honest, I am fairly optimistic though.
I think freedom, personal responsibility. Meritocracy. I think all that is on a whim. I think this is just a great challenge before us. In our current decade and generation. But I'm pretty sure we got this one.
I do. I don't see the chaos of the left functioning properly. There is a fire that is raging.
But I think we will stop it. I do.
GLENN: I have a sneaking suspicion, that that is true.
I wasn't there a year ago. But I am there now.
I mean, it will be a race to the finish. And I'm not sure for -- you know, I wouldn't want to bet my house on who will cross that finished line first. But they are so out in the open now, and the things that they are pushing are so crazy, that I just don't think that Americans will continue to take it.
Maybe I'm wrong.
TIM: Yeah. I agree. No, I do think so. I think what we're seeing with Penny, I think this is a sign of people saying, okay. Okay. Maybe I do need to be active.
Because it will come to your house. And I talked about this several years ago. I said, when the mob is outside protesting and screaming, the police will have a decision. They'll say, do we arrest the man in his home, one man, or do we try to arrest 200 rioters?
And they are going to say, look, it's easier to keep the peace by arresting the one man. And you know what, we saw that in Milwaukee, a couple years ago. A large group of Black Lives Matter protesters had -- I should say rioters at this point, set fire it a house. Twice.
Because they were demanding that these two young girls be released. Who weren't even there. It was just mob mentality.
This same group. Mostly the same group. Same organizers. Showed up to a man's house. And began a similar protest. When he brandished his shotgun, from inside his own home, as a warning to these people, as what previously burned down the house. I'm not saying it was the right thing to do.
But when he did, the police came to the cheers of Black Lives Matter, had arrested the man in his own home, and carried him away. And they celebrated it.
And it was interesting. Because we said, I thought Black Lives Matter wanted to defund the police. No, no, no.
They want to remove any police, who are willing to support American values, self-defense.
They arrested a guy in his own house. And I warn people, if you don't stand up, if you're not active, the cops will simply say. You don't ever protest. There is no political pressure from you. The violence and the fear that we feel is coming from the far left, so we will do what they want. We got to -- we got to send a message, we're stopping that. We're saying, no, no, no, no. We're going to stand up against this. And we will put pressure in the right way, which is through the legal process. To put an end to the violence and the chaos.
GLENN: Yes. Good for you, Tim. Tim, thank you so much. Great to talk to you, and keep up the good work.
You bet. Tim Pool. Host of Timcast. At Timcast.com. Or YouTube.
PROOF Bud Light, Target boycotts ARE WORKING. But will it last?
Bud Light sales have dropped dramatically since the Dylan Mulvaney controversy, and now Target is taking steps after its over-the-top pride month/LGBTQ products caused backlash nationwide. The boycotts — and YOUR stance against both companies — are working. But will this actually last?! Typical boycotts usually don’t see longterm effects, but resistance from Americans in these two situations may be different. Glenn and Stu discuss what makes today's Bud Light & Target backlash different and what MUST happen to truly make a long-lasting difference…
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: I'm going to tell the story here, of Target. Now, it came out in the New York Post.
Just a couple of days ago. Target's top executive dismisses the social media uproar over the retailer's new line of LGBTQ friendly kid's clothing. Outraged shoppers have posted videos and images on social media, showing bathing suits, that offer an extra crotch coverage, as well as rainbow-colored onesies for infants and children.
Other offerings that raise conservative haggles, include T-shirts that say Pride Adult Drag Queen.
Trans people will always exist. Girls, gays, theys. So in the podcast last week for Fortune, called Leadership Next, the CEO of -- of Target, Brian Cornell, was asked about the backlash to woke capitalism.
And specifically about Budweiser and Disney. He said, you know, I think these are just good business decisions. And it's the right thing to do for society. And it's a great thing for our brand. The things we've done from a D, E, and I -- diversity, equity, and inclusion standpoint. It's adding value. It's helping us drive sales. It's building greater engagement with both our teams and our guests, and those are just the right things for business today.
Spokesperson for the company told the Associated Press, the tuck-friendly swimsuits are only offered now in adult sizes. Kid's collection does not feature the label.
STU: Oh, that's great.
GLENN: Oh, that's nice.
Yeah, when we think about purpose at Target, he said. It's really about helping all the families. And the word all is very important.
Most of America shops at Target. So we want to do the right thing that supports families across the country. I know that the focus on diversity and inclusion and equity, has fueled much of our growth over the last nine years.
Huh. So it was -- last week, the story was. They're going to stick to their guns. Well, Target came out yesterday, Tuesday, and said, the retail giant is going to pull some of its LGBTQ-friendly kid's clothing from its stores, after facing customer backlash.
Just days after the company's top executive dismissed the social media uproar, the Minneapolis-based chain said, one of the main factors in the nationwide adjustment, ahead of Pride Month, was because some customers had become violent with workers.
Well, I hope that that is not true, and if that is happening, I don't want anything to do with that.
STU: Any of it. If you were to harass a Target employee, violently over clothing.
GLENN: You're an idiot.
STU: Of any sort. But still, this is what they always say.
GLENN: Yeah, I know. So I don't know if I believe anything.
STU: Yeah, they always say, we've had death threats. They have always said. The death threat thing is particularly comical for anyone who happens to be in AM talk radio.
GLENN: Yeah. Suck it up, buttercup. Jeez.
Since introducing this year's collection, we've experienced threats impacting our team member's sense of safety and well-being, while at work, said the Target spokesperson.
Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plants, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior.
Target declined to say whether it would remove the tuck-friendly women's swimsuits that allow trans women.
They're men, who have not had gender-affirming operations to conceal their junk.
My words, not theirs. One of the LGBTQ brands being pulled, however, is Aprallen (phonetic), which makes T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags. Mainly because, you know, it's a cult, and Satanic-themed.
LGBTQ features and stuff. I mean, I don't know. Criticism has been widespread, Target spokesperson said.
Folks are reaching out with feedback. While some are sharing it with constructive criticism. They disagree with product decisions that we have made. Target shares were down, 3 percent yesterday. At closing.
So it's good for their brand. Good for their brand.
No. Actually not good. You are the beginning to have an effect.
You -- anyone -- anyone that you know that is like, let's go and tear it down.
Tell them they're a moron.
You're beginning to win!
Already, ESG -- any ESG fund is way down.
They're not introducing -- they're introducing half of the number of funds, than they did last year.
That's because you're winning.
Now you have Budweiser on the ropes. I mean, have you heard the ads from one of the local bottling companies in Alabama.
Did an ad. And they're -- it's a really bad ad. But it's like, we're sorry. We don't have anything to do with this.
We have nothing to do -- we're all local people just like you. We disagree.
We have nothing to do with this.
But it's getting -- it's bad.
STU: I think this is a really fascinating case study. The whole Bud Light thing.
And I think the Target thing is rising to that level as well.
In which, I don't know exactly how these things work. Or how you do them, or how you make them happen.
You know, we were talking about this a little off-air the other day. Obviously, Miller Lite is one of the big alternatives for Bud Light. I swear Bud Light is the one -- this is Sara Gonzales' point which I'm stealing, but I swear Bud Light leaked the Miller Lite ad because it was old.
GLENN: Oh, sure they did. I'm sure they did.
STU: But Miller Lite is the alternative. Right? But then they were doing this too.
Now, of course, Coors is -- owns Miller Lite. So Coors Light and Miller Lite are in on all this stuff too.
And Michelob Ultra also released an ad a while ago, that had a transgender athlete that we just all missed. I don't even know what happened.
GLENN: That's okay.
I don't care who teaches everybody a lesson, somebody needs to teach -- be taught the lesson.
STU: And that's what's fascinating here.
Maybe that's the answer. Because you really can't boycott everybody that does things that you don't like. It wouldn't even be consistent with capitalism to boycott everyone that disagrees with you.
GLENN: It's not even possible.
STU: It's not possible in this society. It's also not consistent with the principles of capitalism. Like, you're not supposed to do only business with people you agree with.
That being said, when you have things like this, that's making a big difference. Their sales are down 24 percent.
Their stock does seem to finally be reacting to this. For a while, it hadn't really reacted.
GLENN: Because I don't think people thought it was serious. And thought it was going to last.
STU: Right. And so now you're seeing them panic. You see a real reaction. Disney is the same way.
I don't know that Disney's business was particularly harmed by any of the stuff that happened there.
But it might be.
They -- a lot of the stuff that has been talked about.
We talked about it with the DeSantis situation.
They acted like they were blaming DeSantis for this 1 billion project that they shut down.
When in reality, they pretty much shut it down previously.
But still, like, nobody wants to be the next Disney. Nobody wants to have -- nobody wants to be the next Bud Light.
Nobody wants to be the next Target. Why bother with this stuff?
Just stay out of this discussion completely.
GLENN: Well, I will tell you that I hear from Ramaswamy. What's his name?
Yeah. Vivek Ramaswamy. He said, I talked to business leaders all the time, Glenn.
He says, there's a few of them that are held hostage. He said, that they're like, we don't want to do any of this with Vivek.
We just can't not do it.
STU: I think that's more common than we realize.
GLENN: I think so too.
You start teaching.
I don't know if Target is a true believer or not.
Boy, they sure seem like it.
STU: But the fact that they're moving clothes from the front to the back.
GLENN: They're only doing it in certain cities, et cetera, et cetera.
I think they just -- I -- boycott.
Don't -- and this is a women's thing, really. The men who goes -- that go to Target. They're like, I'm going to tear your face off. Are not the ones that they are going to concern themselves with.
STU: Also, are there actually any of the people -- I've never seen one. It's possible. I suppose. Some idiot is doing something dumb.
GLENN: I don't know. But one person does something dumb, and then it becomes the whole thing.
GLENN: But women, and I -- I mean, Ricki, our executive producer, she's like, I'm trying not to go to Target. It's been three days. I'm having a hard time not going to Target. I'm like, well, we can -- I can give you a 12-step class to go to.
We'll do 12 steps to get you off of Target. But it's the women that will make the difference in this one. And if you keep this up, if you teach Target the Anheuser-Busch lesson, you've got two in a row. And kind of with Disney. Three.
STU: Yeah. I just Disney counts. I think too, one of the things that's interesting with the Bud Light thing. And I've gone through this myself. It's not as much about some sort of organized boycott against this company.
Honestly, I don't know that -- I've heard a lot of people talking about that. It's not like a typical boycott that we've been on the other side of. Right? Where you have all these big organizations.
One of the things I think with Bud Light. And maybe Target is getting to that point.
Is that it's created some level of like societal, like, ickiness.
Like, it's one of those things. I think I mentioned this story.
I went to a wedding, and they had all the beers up there.
You can choose whatever you like.
And normally, I'll have one beer at a wedding. I'll probably have a Bud Light, just because it's the one I -- but I looked at it, and I was like, eh, I don't want to get a conversation about transgender issues tonight with somebody. I'll take a Miller Lite.
And I think that is like, what is actually affecting sales.
I don't know, that everybody would be like. Yes. We have people who are -- Kid Rock is shooting his Bud Light with machine guns. Maybe that's part of it. But I think part of it, too, is people want to avoid it.
And it's created this societal pressure on people, to just choose something else.
GLENN: That's -- when that happens, when somebody comes into the house with a Target bag, or you say, oh, I got this at Target.
And they'll say, you're shopping at Target?
STU: Yeah. Yeah.
GLENN: That's when this will change. That's when this will change.
STU: That's when it happens. It's amazing.
GLENN: I've been saying this for a while. I have really good feelings. Bad crap is coming our way. Don't get me wrong.
For those of you who listen for the doom and gloom, I'm still here.
But good things are happening as well.
There is something happening in America. Anheuser-Busch going down and staying down. And now, just in a couple of days, I mean, the icky feeling happened with me and my wife.
When we were walking through Target, and it's right there.
It's in your face.
And as I'm walking down the aisle of Target, right in front of the cashier. And I see all of this.
I'm like, you know, really?
This is who you are? This is who you think we are?
You think that transgendered needs a -- a display up front?
How many transgender people are there?
You are grooming our children. It really bothered me. Really bothered me.
STU: Yeah. And, you know, when you look at -- we just talked about this with the social media alert from the government yesterday.
They sent us a positive, one of the things about social media was it helped people -- what was it?
Developed their identity in LGBTQ. That was one of the positive effects of social media.
They had tons of negatives like suicide and everything else. But one of the positives was, if you happen to be LGBTQ, this helps you develop your identity.
And it's like, well, that's just saying, that social media is there, to walk you -- I mean, grooming is -- it's actually a really good word for that.
GLENN: It is. It is.
STU: It's different than the criminal version of it.
But it's a pretty applicable word.
GLENN: You know, they say, the thing that one generation tolerates, the next will embrace.
If you look at casual sex, we tolerated Bill Clinton.
Well, it depends on what the definition of is, is. And all of a sudden, it became totally cool.
Sex, and oral sex. All of that, totally fine.
Kids doing it in schools, almost immediately. Okay?
Remember that -- where was that story that was in Virginia.
STU: Alexandra, Virginia. Anyway, there was a -- this happened over night.
What are we tolerating? We are now tolerating Satanism.
We are now tolerating our children being groomed for trans drag shows. You don't want this embraced as a society.
TIME’S UP: Will Congress FINALLY stand against the IRS & FBI?
A second IRS whistleblower has emerged, sharing with Congress concerns about the handling of Hunter Biden’s alleged crimes and tax fraud schemes. This IRS agent — who joins the first whistleblower, his or her former supervisor — was ‘ousted without explanation last week,’ the New York Post reports. So now with two IRS whistleblowers ready to speak out AND with at least three FBI whistleblowers speaking out about retaliation last week, will Congress FINALLY take a stand against these corrupt and all-powerful agencies? Glenn and Stu discuss that, plus the debt ceiling negotiations and why Democrats claim there’s so little in our budget that can be cut…
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GLENN: So let's look at some of the political things going on. A second IRS whistle-blower has alleged retaliation now for raising concerns that the Justice Department leadership was acting inappropriately on the investigation into Hunter Biden. So what these guys -- this is the second now.
What they're saying is that the Justice Department came in and said, yeah, you guys don't need to look at all of that stuff.
And they were like, excuse me, we're the IRS. We're looking at all the banking stuff. All the money stuff.
Eh, you don't really need to. And then that whole staff was let go.
This guy is now coming forward, and he is going to be giving testimony on Friday. Our client learned that one of the agents he supervises, so is this not a low level guy. This is a supervisor at the IRS. The case agent on the case, our client is blowing a whistle on. Sent you an email on Thursday. In which the IRS case agent raised concerns about the Hunter Biden investigation. This is what the lawyers wrote in a letter.
But the IRS leadership quickly responded with accusations of criminal conduct and warnings to other agents in an apparent attempt to intimidate into silence, anyone who might raise any similar concerns.
So in this, Congress is saying, you've got to stop harassing these whistle-blowers. It's got to stop now.
Now, the FBI has just failed yesterday, to sign over a document, that whistle-blowers say the FBI have. Which is showing a criminal scheme, involving vice president Joe Biden and a foreign national.
They won't admit to having it, or admit to not having it. It's just part of an ongoing investigation, and we can't really comment on that.
So they -- Congress, which oversees the FBI. Congress has said, you have to produce this.
They -- they said first, by May 3rd, May 3rd, you have to release it May 3rd.
Then they said, by yesterday, they were going to have a closed-door meetings with the FBI.
So we want to see that at the closed-door meetings.
They still won't produce it.
So now, I guess the House oversight and accountability committee, are going to -- what?
I don't know. Maybe a -- maybe another sternly worded letter. Or I'm not sure. But they're backing Congress into a corner. And I just -- I don't know. I'm starting to have hope, that there are enough people in Congress, at least. I don't know about the Senate. But in the Congress. That they're going to fight their way out of this. They're not going to take this.
STU: For so long, there's been the belief that eventually Congress would step up and take the power they have.
GLENN: They have to.
STU: Right? We talked about the REINS Act with Mike Lee, recently.
GLENN: And by the way, that is in. If it's left in there, that -- the REINS Act is in the budget deal.
STU: That would be massive.
STU: A really big improvement to our government and our country. It would basically limit them from making these little rules that no one votes on.
What is it? $100 million in effect. It should be so obvious. That you shouldn't need a new act to do it.
STU: But if you're going to affect the economy by $100 million or more. You have to get a vote of approval. You can't just do it willy-nilly.
GLENN: Yeah. It pretty much takes away the power of the administrative state to do things like the ATF is doing right now. You can't just make up laws. The laws are created by Congress.
STU: This is so -- you talk about the Constitution. And the importance of it all the time.
But it's so important.
Because what people have done, have decided -- they've decided, you know what, we want things. We can't have the things by these rules. So let's come up with new rules. The REINS Act is a good example of this, where they just decided, well, we'll just give all the power to the administrative state. And we'll let them make all these rules up, therefore we don't have to go through all the trouble of the vote and the debate, and exposing this to the American people. We might get voted out.
We'll give the responsibility for those things to other people. And let them do it, without a vote. Without approval.
The Soros-DAs are another great example of this. We can't get people to approve laws that let violent criminals out of prison.
So what if we instead, spend a bunch of money. It's a very effective process financially. Because you don't have to spend that much money, to win a local DA election. Spend a bunch of money. Get some local DA elected. And then tell them, and ignore all the laws.
Ignore them. You have prosecutorial discretion, so just don't do any of it.
Just bend that rule to the millionth free. And go out there, and ignore all the laws that have been passed. You don't want criminals to go to jail. Fine.
You want sanctuary cities. Just ignore all that stuff. Who cares if they're laws. So they decided to go around the Constitution. And around the rule of law. By doing these things.
That happened in the executive state. It happened on a state-by-state basis. As localized by cities.
And is this their plan. They have given up trying to actually win these debates. They've just decided to go around them. And wait for you to think it's normal.
And then they don't have to win the debate.
GLENN: Well, hopefully the REINS Act will be left into this bill.
But I don't know what is left in the bill. We are talking about the bill -- on the debt ceiling.
STU: The debt ceiling.
GLENN: You know, I'm watching McCarthy, and he seems rock solid on this. You know, they always started too late.
We've been telling the Republicans since November, that they had the (yelling). And this time, it's the Republicans because the first thing McCarthy did when he got in, was send a letter to the White House. We have to start working on this right now.
Because there are some things that we are not going to approve. So we need to start negotiating it now.
The Democrats are behind the eight ball.
STU: Yeah. What did McCarthy say?
They didn't negotiate for 97 days, after it was initially proposed.
What was so silly about this. They keep saying, well, we don't want to set the -- we have to negotiate every time we need a debt ceiling increase. That would be crazy. What? Why?
STU: Why? First of all. And if you're telling me that the default is so terrible, right?
It's the worst thing out there. And I do agree, it would be catastrophic if we went to default.
GLENN: But we won't.
It just requires Congress and the secretary of the treasury to sit down and select what's going to be paid. And what's not going to be paid.
STU: Right. And you'll have a long road there. Now, you shouldn't even get to that point, of course.
Because the Republicans have put out a bill, that was pretty sensible.
I mean, it has minor, minor cuts in our government spending. Not even cuts. They're just cuts in the future increases. They're not even cuts. They're cuts to the future increases in spending. We're going back to, what? 2019 spending levels in a lot of these categories. Oh, no.
This is not that catastrophic. It's not that ridiculous.
But to -- for us to default, the Democrats would have to say, that these minor cuts to future increases, is worse for the future, than default.
Because they have an option. There's been a bill that's already been passed by Republicans. It's already been passed. All they have to do is get on beard with it.
So if they thought that this was worse than default. Then perhaps it would be sensible for us to go into default.
But obviously, it's not worse than default.
It -- so just get in there, and negotiate something out, that's in between.
We get that the Republicans may not get everything that they may want. But find out a place to settle this.
Because they keep saying, if we negotiate, that will encourage future negotiations around the debt ceiling.
STU: Well, yeah.
That's the whole point of the debt ceiling. The point of the debt ceiling is a gut check. Like, hey, guys. You keep bumping up on this number, that has trillions in it. Maybe instead, you talk about how to get more fiscally responsible. They say, well, we'll basically show them by defaulting.
We'll show them, that we don't want to default so much. That we will just default. That's an insane argument.
GLENN: What do you think he's going to do?
You think he will come to something, or you think he will play hardball? And go, nope. No negotiation.
That's where he's at. No negotiation.
STU: He seems to be weakening a little bit on that.
I do think eventually, we will get to a place, where Republicans can claim a little bit of a win. Democrats can say. We didn't give them everything they wanted. They held us hostage. They're mean. And eventually we get this. I will say it's May 23rd. Now, I don't believe the June 1st date. The June 1st date is not true. But fundamentally, it could be true if the right number of people pushed in a direction that was hurtful to the United States. I mean, people with bad intent could make that true. As you point out, Glenn, they can stop funding turtle tunnels for a while and give us extra days. There's a lot of things they can stop funding, instead of not paying our debt.
And I think their argument based on the 14th Amendment, where they say, it says in the 14th Amendment.
Our debt, we have to pay them. So we have to pay them. Well, that would indicate that they would have to not pay a bunch of other stuff, before they got to not paying the at the time.
It's just like in your own household. Hey, we have the kid's summer camp budget here, but we don't have enough to pay the rent. Which one do we pay?
You don't pay the summer camp thing first. And then you get to the --
GLENN: And there's lots of summer camps.
STU: Lots of summer camps. Now, according to Joe Biden, there's literally not one dollar we can cut from this budget. That's actually his position.
GLENN: You know what is really weird. Because that's what Nancy Pelosi said years ago.
GLENN: The cupboards are bare. Nothing to cut. And then we added like $7 trillion, and it's still bare?
STU: Yeah, apparently.
GLENN: How much money?
STU: I mean, everyone knows, of course, there's money to save. You might even say that there are important programs that you like. But still, every organization has waste. I mean, waste would at least buy us some time.
But, you know, nonessential programs would also buy us a lot more.
And so there is more time than -- than June 1st. But it is -- you know, a little -- it's a little -- it's a little close.
You kind of like to get this thing settled.
And maybe put in a little bit of a harder cap for next time.
Maybe put a cap out there, that is a few years in the future. That says, we actually shouldn't get to this guys.
Let's not worry about the next time, when we get there. Let's come up with a plan to not hit it next time. Maybe we go the other way. Maybe instead of increasing the debt, every single time. We go the opposite way. And decrease it.
What do you think of that idea?
I know it's wild and crazy. Maybe that's more fundamental to what the Founders were talking about with the 14th Amendment.
Than what you're doing here. Where you're just increasing it all the time. And yelling at people, when they ask you to spend a little bit less.
GLENN: Well, I just don't think we can spend less, Stu. I just don't think that's even possible.
STU: Cupboards are bare.
Target BOYCOTT? Why Target's LGBT items make Glenn LOSE HIS MIND
A recent shopping trip with his wife made Glenn ‘LOSE MY MIND,’ he says. The store at fault? TARGET. The giant retailer officially has gone TOO FAR with its LGBT products to celebrate pride month this June. In fact, it’s enough to make Glenn BOYCOTT the store and in this clip, he explains why YOU should too. Because this year, Target’s pride collection goes beyond rainbow onesies for babies or even swimsuits with a ‘tuck friendly' option for the transgender Americans among us. This time, the store even hired a possible SATANIST to design some of the pride products for sale. Glenn gives all the details in this clip…
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: It is becoming sincerely a deep mental illness.
GLENN: A mental illness.
What -- I'm sorry, but I was -- I went to Target on Friday.
And I'm just -- you know -- we're just going to buy bananas.
And then I go by the swimsuit area.
Are the bananas here?
Because it sure looks like there are lots of bananas in the women's swimsuit section.
And it's not the women's swimsuit section. They look like women's swimsuits. But they're not.
They are for trans people.
Now, let's not be stupid. Trans people have been with us for a long time.
In one auction, I so regret that I just didn't go an extra bid. I was bidding on a letter from the 1880s.
And it was from a fort someplace out West in the middle of nowhere.
And it was a letter to somebody back home. And they said, you know, Mrs. Waffleheimer, or whatever her name was. Mrs. Waffleheimer guide. And she was our cook. And she was the greatest cook ever. And we miss her so much.
We were surprised, however, when we found her dead body.
We were surprised as we were putting her in her coffin, to see that basically she had junk downstairs.
She was a dude! The whole time.
So this is not something new. It's been around.
I have no problem with trans people. If that's what you want to do. But it is a very small percentage less than 1 percent of the population.
Let me say it again.
Less than 1 percent!
And you would think we are a country made up of trans people.
And I have to tell you, when you have bathing suits for kids, with the tuck it option, you've got a problem as a nation.
I mean, a real problem as a nation. And I would suggest we stop it, right now. You -- I have said to you before, the greatest advice anyone can give you, is live not by lies.
Do not live, endorse, or associate, with anyone who is telling lies.
And right now, our entire society is lying. Remove yours from that. When I was walking down the aisles of -- I mean, I about lost my mind.
Walking down the aisles of Target.
And I saw all of this -- all of this trans stuff. And rainbows everywhere. And I was like, can we please, for the love of Pete, have some balance in our lives?
Now, let me give you the story today, that I think, hopefully, will awaken some people. I mean, I'm wide awake.
I hope my wife is wide awake.
I hope this will awaken people, and say, okay. No more Target.
No more Target.
But I will tell you, I spent the whole weekend here in the studio. Recording my new book, future -- Dark Future.
And it's 500 pages. So over two days and 12 hours, I only made it through half of the book.
But it is really, really good. It's going to come out here in about a four weeks. You'll be able to get it, get it now. Get the audiobook.
And please, and you'll understand why when you read it. Get the hardbound copy as well.
Don't just get it digitally.
These books will go away, soon, soon, if we really go much further. Anyway, in this book, you will find how deeply in bed Walmart is, with the WEF.
I mean, they are neck deep. With the World Economic Forum, and ESG. And all of that stuff.
So you're losing Walmart. And you're losing Target.
But it's high time we lose them, if that's the side they want to be on.
Now, what side is that?
They'll say, they're just being open. They're being inclusive.
I want you to listen to this story. Target is already facing boycotts for selling tuck-friendly bathing suits. And LGBTQ onesies for babies. Now it's been revealed that Target is selling LGBTQ pride products from a designer that appears to promote violence, drug use, and Satanism. Target sells three items by the brand Adprellen.
We belong everywhere messenger bags. Too queer for here messenger bag. Pure transphobia, not trans people T-shirts. LGBTQ items are available at the Target website and in its stores. Target describes all of the products as all items were designed for all bodies regardless of gender identity and presentation.
Just, I want you just to hear this. Remember that the goal of Black Lives Matter. Stated on their page. Until they removed it. Because everybody went, what?
Is to destroy families. The biggest thing in the global warming moving, is to destroy families, by telling people, don't have children!
Who else wants to destroy families and childrens?
That's who. Okay.
We added design features to help make the fit customizable for you.
In other words, Target is saying, you can tuck your little wiener in. And wear a chick's bathing suit.
That is -- that is not normal.
How many are you selling, of those, Target?
I'm going to go -- I'm going to go, and making my last stop at Target.
I am going and buying some of these things for the museum.
Because some day, no one will believe that these were on the shelves of giant box stores. Like Target.
Our hope is that the best -- our guests find clothing that makes them feel comfortable, and affirmed in their identity. You are either male or you're female.
Now, you can dress any way you want.
But you are either male or female. Period.
You go into a hospital.
And you've got -- you're bleeding down stairs. And you say you're a woman. But you ain't a woman.
The doctors will work on you, as a male. Not a female.
He's going to look at your wiener, and say, that doesn't look like something you should be bleeding out of.
Oh, my gosh.
We understand that fit is incredibly important. Yeah. Target.
Truth is more important.
And we'll continue to evolve and improve on Fit needs for LGBTQISRNT.
In the product descriptions, Target credits gay lesbian and straight education network.
And they have a ten-year partnership with Gleeson. They lead the movement, according to Target, in creating affirming, accessible, and antiracist spaces.
Now, how are you suddenly -- why is LGBTQI2+ -- why are they now claiming that they make things that are antiracist too?
You could be homophobic. You could be transphobic. You could be Two Spirit phobic. That's the one -- I'm spooked by those Two Spirit people.
But racism? Anyway, we're proud of ten years plus, celebration with the support of their mission. Blah, blah, blah.
Now, you go to the website of the company, that they have partnered with, based in London.
And you find that it was founded by a gay trans man. Great.
The founder and designer is Eric Callen. And according to Trans Lash, a website that is building experiences to advance trans narratives. Histories, healings, and most importantly, the human rights of trans people. He started this company, and then he wrote about his contract with -- with Target.
He said, and I quote, being able to sell my stuff in Target stores is incredibly exciting. Knowing that people are seeing it, without necessarily explicitly seeking LGBTQ-related stuff is wonderful. I'm especially happy about the fact that young, closeted people will see it. And I hope in some way, they will feel a little more comfortable in themselves, as we deserve to feel.
You can get the sweatshirt and the bags on Target's website, or in stores.
He goes on: These have already got the transphobes infuriated with me. And I feel like quite the celebrity, in that that they feel like this is all some big conspiracy. And that I have any power to brainwash anyone.
I'm just some guy drawing pictures. Are you?
Callen claims that the word groomer is a right-word transphobic word. Uh-huh. However, he also goes on to confess, that he was groomed when he was young. And he will likely be working through it, for the rest of his life. When I was in my very early teens, I was groomed and in an abusive relationship/friendship with the person ten years old than me. Uh-huh.
However, his designs nearly all feature the colors of the trans gender flag, appear to promote violence, drug use, and Satanism.
There are designs that seem to call for violence, including a pin with two axes that reads, fight for trans rights.
There is a design with a guillotine, with skulls near it, that reads homophobic headrest.
Now, imagine, if I made a T-shirt that had a guillotine and skulls and I said, liberal headrest.
Do you think they would say, I was promoting violence?
He sells a pin with a ball and chain flail weapon, that says, we bash back.
The bay bashing. Lesbian bashing. Queer bashing.
All far too prevalent in this world.
And from the comments shouted on the streets, to the horrific violent crimes committed against LGBTQ+ people, sometimes there's only one language those who harass us understand.
Some might say, turn the other cheek.
But others would advise to bash them back.
And if you're going to do that, why not do it with a heart-shaped pastel-colored mace.
One design features a lighter with the words, burn down the cis-tem. Uh-huh.
The cis-tem is what keeps trans kids from feeling free. This is what he's writing now on Instagram. Their true selves. It makes the world dangerous for them to live in. It causes people to feel guilty for transitioning. It aims to ensure that we stay in rigid boxes, set up at birth.
It makes it harder for trans women to get jobs, housing, insurance.
It tells nonbinary people, that they don't exist.
It's the reason why trans women face both misogyny and transphobia in equal measure.
It's becoming the cis-tem that trans men are erased and overlooked. Now, trans men and trans women, I'm not sure.
We don't need to restructure it, he writes.
We need to burn it down, and start up again in a system that doesn't police gender or expression.
A world that allows exploration, changing our minds, dressing how we want to, taking up the space we need. Being treated as we deserve. We need to burn down the system, and create a world where trans people don't get to just live, but thrive!
His account also encourages transgender people to bite turfs, which is trans exclusionary radical feminists. The design features a snake biting a hand of a human.
And the caption reads, never trust a turf. They're not well-meaning. They just don't care about cis-women's rights.
They don't have the right intentions. Avoid them when you can, and bite them when you can't.
Another one -- other slogans that you will find from the designer of the Target clothing.
Join my gay cult. Transitioning Saves Lives. Heteronormalivity.
PAT: Yeah. Heteronormativity
GLENN: Yeah, heteronormativity is a plague. Binding doesn't make you less of a man. And trans witches for abortion.
So I think we're doing good.
Hail trans demons. He also says. Oh, and one more T-shirt available.
Satan respects pronouns.
Congratulations. Are you shopping at Target?
I hope not.