Americans yearning to feel confident again?

This is a rush transcript from "The Five" March 7, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: Hello, everyone. I'm Andrea Tantaros, along with Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Dana Perino, and Greg Gutfeld.

It's 5 o'clock in New York City. And this is "The Five."


TANTAROS: Well, a lot of Americans are fed up with our government. They want to feel great about our country again.

Today, Rick Perry gave them a voice and some encouragement with this fiery speech at CPAC.


GOV. RICK PERRY, R-TEXAS: Get out of the health care business. Get out of the education business. Stop hammering industries. Let the sleeping giant of American enterprise create prosperity again.

My fellow conservatives, the future of this nation is upon you. It belongs to you.


TANTAROS: Well, there's a reason why America is the greatest country on Earth and it certainly isn't because of our government. It's because of the people.

Something this recent Cadillac ad masterfully reminded us of.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why do we work so far? For what? For this? For stuff?

Other countries, they work, they stroll home, they stop by the cafe, they take August off. Off. Why aren't you like that? Why aren't we like that? Because we're crazy, driven, hardworking believers, that's why.

Those other countries think we're nuts. Whatever. Were the Wright brothers insane? Bill Gates? Les Paul? Ali?

But I digress. It's pretty simple. You work hard, you create your own luck, and you got to believe anything is possible.

As for all the stuff, that's the upside of only taking two weeks off in August.


TANTAROS: All right. It wasn't just that ad, Dana. There's been a growing trend where advertisers and businesses are choosing to put these pro-American ads out there. We talked about the Ram trucks "God made a farmer" ad from the last Super Bowl. There's Mike Rowe ads that are airing at Wal-Mart, which are very pro-business and work.

The ad companies must have figured out this is what people want.

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: They do constant market research. Every single day, you get market research to find out what are your consumers going to want to buy, what is speaking to them, are their ads working, are they not working?

And so, to me, I think that they followed the market, followed the money, and they figured out that this is how they're going to attract more customers to their shops or to the showroom in order to buy new products.

TANTAROS: Eric, the left is going crazy over this Cadillac ad.
They're calling it American ugliness, and Rush Limbaugh, your buddy, reacted on radio today. Take a listen.

BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: Oh, gee. Another Rush Limbaugh --


RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: So here you have Cadillac and their ad agency. And what are they using to sell this thing? The American dream. The old adages. Hard work, success, climbing the ladder.

You just work hard and work hard and you don't think about vacations first. You think about your work. You find something you love. You go out and you do it.

And, yes, you require stuff. And there's nothing wrong with acquiring stuff. There's nothing wrong with improving their lifestyle.

And the left is just livid!


TANTAROS: Eric, what's wrong with acquiring stuff? Don't we all love stuff?

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: No, that's what we -- that's what we're -- follow the money, thank you, Dana. Pro-capitalism, free markets, baby, that's what it's all about.

And Dana is right. The pendulum is swinging back to this patriotic American consumer who wants to buy stuff. I've got to tell you, that will probably play out in the 2014 elections.

Can I just point something out? That ad was perfect. That ad was amazing. I was gripped to that ad until the very end.

You know what happens at the end? He pulls the plug out of the electric Cadillac. I'm like, no, no. Let's go with gas-guzzling American pro-oil big car. That would have been perfect if they've done that.

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: But you know why it's crazy? Because basically it's a Prius for men. It's basically said don't buy a Prius.
That's for the -- whoever.

TANTAROS: Maybe that was their nod to the left at the very end.


The commercial isn't the controversy. The controversy is that there's a controversy about saying this, that the message is somehow unique or unusual.

The ad's message is seen as shocking, then so should be good manners and proper hygiene. These are things that we grew up with, we lived with.
What's controversial really is that we live in a country that is run by a snide cabal that considers patriotism a form of cultural leprosy and exceptionalism is considered a disability. That's why this is shocking.

By the way, Neal McDonough is a great actor. If you watch "Justified", amazing villain.

TANTAROS: Bob, he probably had to keep his voice down, which looks like he's in his L.A. backyard so all the lefties in L.A. didn't hear him filming that commercial.

BECKEL: That's true. Well, first of all, let me just say -- in case you miss Rush Limbaugh's radio program, you could watch "The Five," because we have him on so much. You won't miss anything.


BECKEL: There's nobody else to put on to talk about this. The other thing is that Cadillac commercial, that guy -- anybody who watches "Justified", that's the dude who got his hand cleaved off -- sorry. My phone, that's a good old American patriotic phone.

TANTAROS: Your phone shut off all day.

GUTFELD: It's made in China.

BECKEL: Probably is made in China. But the other thing about this that is amazing to me, you look at those Wal-Mart ads. We're not going to show that, right? I'm trying to turn the damn thing off.


BECKEL: So here's the thing. Walmart runs an ad showing American workers at work with hard hats. This is the company responsible for shutting down more manufacturing in this country and sending it to China than any other company in the history of this country.

GUTFELD: They employ more Americans than any company.

BECKEL: Not in those kind of jobs, they don't. You take those jobs -

GUTFELD: What's wrong with those jobs?

BECKEL: They're in China.

GUTFELD: No, that's not --

PERINO: That's not true.


BECKEL: Wal-Mart.

BOLLING: Bob, there's almost 2 million workers in America, 1.6 million American workers.

BECKEL: They sell stuff that's made in China.

BOLLING: You know why? Because the minimum wage laws.

BECKEL: The unions.

BOLLING: No, the minimum wage laws. The jobs you're so concerned about right now, they go to places like China.


TANTAROS: But, Greg, isn't it multiculturalism versus patriotism.
So, we talked about the Coca-Cola ad which was also controversial, because it seemed like it was trying to appease all cultures rather than maybe a little bit more pro-American.

GUTFELD: Yes, we talked about this. A consequence of identity politics which is, sorry, Bob, driven by the media and royalty on campus is to fracture a country into slivers of angry victimhood. And I think maybe
-- maybe this is an encouraging sign that these slivers are coming together under the new umbrella of patriotism. That would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath.

I think if the liberals wanted the commercial to be made, it would be buy this car but only if you think you're no better than anyone else.

TANTAROS: Well, the ad was playing on "Good Morning America." And, Dana, they did not know at the table, "Good Morning America" desk, how to even react to this type of patriotism. Watch this and I'll get you to react.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What's wrong with taking more than two weeks off?


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But you're made to be feeling guilty because you're not working hard. That's ridiculous.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn't take your vacation days. Sad.


TANTAROS: None of those people at that dev got to where they are today with the European -- and I can say this, even the Mediterranean work mentality.

PERINO: So, I would love to take two weeks off but it's not going to happen. That's not when I am because I would rather be here with all of you.

GUTFELD: And what would you do?

PERINO: I would go to Africa and help young people. And the thing --


GUTFELD: That was my answer.

PERINO: -- about the Cadillac piece --

TANTAROS: Different kind of help.

PERINO: I just know that if I want to have a Cadillac, I'm going to have to work really hard for it. I'm going to budget appropriately, and I actually think that on the electronic piece of it, that is kind of where the market is going. People like the idea, new consumers that are able to actually afford a Cadillac now, want to have that kind of environmental responsibility on -- as part of a product that they would buy.

So I would love to have the two weeks off. I would also love to have a Cadillac. That can't necessarily happen in the same timeframe.

BECKEL: You're talking about some people are frozen in the '50s who don't want the electric cars --


BOLLING: You just pointed your finger at me.

BECKEL: OK, fine.

BOLLING: I like the idea of an electric car.


BOLLING: The problem is we can't make an electric car. GM, we're incapable of doing it. Toyota is close, but we can't do it.

These crap cars we're putting out, I'm just telling you, we don't have the technology. The battery is this fat all the way up to the middle of the car.


BECKEL: This is an ad for General Motors, the company saved by Barack Obama, the American car company. That's good.

And by the way, last month, 175,000 jobs were added to the Obama recovery. Take that one.

PERINO: How many people were long-term unemployed in that report?

BECKEL: It came way down. Instead of going up, spending went up.
Numbers are all in the right direction.

BOLLING: Wait, wait, wait --

PERINO: That's not the case.

BOLLING: You can't just throw that out there. It's incorrect. Yes, we have 175,000 jobs created in an economy that should be creating about
350,000 per month.

GUTFELD: And unemployment went up.

BOLLING: The unemployment -- the rate went up, and this, the structurally unemployed is elevated, Bob. The labor force is so minute, it's the smallest it's been in 40 years. Not getting one iota bigger.

BECKEL: Fewer people working part-time jobs as they were, and you guys were all saying because of Obamacare --

PERINO: Oh, my God.


TANTAROS: Bob, more people are at temp agencies than ever.

BECKEL: Excuse me, less than 40 hour a week jobs went down.


BECKEL: Because Obamacare helped.

PERINO: Why is that the case? Less than 40 hours a week? Because of ObamaCare.

BECKEL: No, no, because you guys --

TANTAROS: Because of Obamacare, Bob.

BECKEL: I said they went down.

BOLLING: The labor force is at its lowest percentage in 40 years.

BECKEL: I know you guys probably don't do this because it has something to do with pro-Obama, but could you guys in the break give me facts about what happened to the part-time work.

BOLLING: Please? Let's do that. That would be fine.

TANTAROS: Bob, why did the White House have to change the formula to calculate the unemployment rate? Why do they have to do that?

BECKEL: Why not?


TANTAROS: I rest my case. They're telling me to go.

On that note, much more to come on "The Five," including our Facebook free-for-all. Send in your questions for us to answer right now at You may even have them answered on air.

Up next, the growing outrage over the decision by New York City's mayor to ax charter schools from city space that have helped a lot of disadvantaged kids succeed. Details on that when we return.


PERINO: One of the most powerful Democrats in the country has officially declared war on charter schools. New York City Mayor de Blasio, bill de Blasio eliminated funding for three of those schools last month. A move that left nearly 200 Harlem children educationally homeless.

How do the parents of these displaced children feel? Well, take a look at the ads running in New York City.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I love charter schools but the fact is I need the help. I was brought up in the era where you were told it takes a village to raise a child. This is my village.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We need charter schools to continue to keep on going. They're doing a great job for my kid and for thousands of parents'
other kids.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: As regular students, we're going to give you the greatest education. We need these politicians to keep our schools open.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I voted for de Blasio, but I didn't vote for you to take my child's future.


PERINO: All right. Andrea, I'm going to start with you, New York politics expert.

This -- Bill de Blasio said he was going to do this. In some ways, you might say, well, he won by 85 percent of the vote, even though the participation rate was low, so maybe did these parents kind of end up with the government that they chose?

TANTAROS: I don't think they know what they were voting for because these charter schools in New York City have over 90 percent minority students, over 70 percent low-income students.

And this is not an issue that's limited to New York City. This is why this matters. This is a national issue because progressivism is back. We thought that Bill Clinton killed it. Bill Clinton, to his credit, was a proponent of charter schools, but the progressive wing has come back in a big way in New York City with Bill de Blasio.

And this exposes them for what they are, the way they're going after the charter schools, which are excellent, by the way. The progressives are not about making people's lives better. They're about making people's lives equally terrible. OK? They're doing it one school at a time and one child at a time.

And Eva Moskowitz, who has these schools in New York, she's a Democrat, you know her philosophy is -- kids first, unions, you can wait in the back. That's not Bill de Blasio's and that's not this wing of the Democratic Party.

BECKEL: We go out at night with nets and look for a little poor kid, and we take them --


PERINO: -- are very powerful, and they have been running -- I watched some local news and local programs. And so, I have been seeing these ads, and it's actually becoming a national issue for the Democrats. Bill de Blasio is down to 39 percent approval already.

BECKEL: Yes, I would -- by the way, I wouldn't call him one of the most powerful Democrats in the country. He's the most powerful in New York, maybe.

But, listen, this is going to shock you a bit. I think he's wrong. I think he's kowtowing to the teachers unions. There's no fiscal reason to do this. There's every reason -- because, look, the standard test scores are 85 percent to 90 percent for the kids in the schools versus something like 9 percent in the schools they're going to have to go to.

So, when you find the situation, when they're bad schools, charter schools need to be the alternative. And my friends in the teachers union, who I've been friends with for a long time, you've got to give it up.

PERINO: Why not find a way, Eric, from a business perspective if you're the mayor, find a way that's working like that and expand it rather than shut it down.

BOLLING: Bob is right. He's going directly back to the people who voted for him and probably financed his campaign and said, you know what, I'm going to push back on these charter schools because I owe you, unions.
Hat tip back to you, teachers unions, especially.

But, Bob, listen to what you said. You said if it's working, if the charter schools are outperforming the public schools, then maybe we should look at it.

Guess what? They're outperforming charter schools -- charter schools are outperforming the public schools.


BECKEL: My only problem with charter schools is they're expanded out to places where they do have a good public school education program in the suburbs in a lot city --

BOLLING: So, then what? So then what? So, don't do it there even though a charter school would outperform a public school even in the suburbs?

BECKEL: But they've got private schools.

BOLLING: That's not the issue.

TANTAROS: They're co-located in New York City. They have a floor of a charter school and the next school is public school. They're co-located and they get the money from Wall Street.

Why wouldn't we want Wall Street money?

BECKEL: Because they made all that money in the --


TANTAROS: They should pay for education.

PERINO: I'm going to add one thing and I'm going to go to a sound bite and get Greg's take, which is that tens of thousands, over 50,000 students, are on a waiting list to go to charter schools in New York City because as the parents are saying, they want a choice.

Greg, I want you to talk about the fight between Bill de Blasio and governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, who basically has said I'm taking the other side of this and he's pretty fierce about it. Let's watch them both.


GOV. ANDREW CUOMO, D-N.Y.: The education industry, I said the same thing for decades. More money, more money, more money, and it will change. We spend more money per pupil than any state in the nation. We're number 32 in results.

It's not just about putting more money in the public school system.
It's trying something new, and that's what charter schools are all about.


PERINO: All right, he likes this development. Tell us why.

GUTFELD: Well, it's interesting. Should Mr. Cuomo ask himself to leave New York City or New York since he said New York had no room for conservatives, he just became one through an act of common sense.

The greater issue is why did the greatest city in the world under two decades of incredible strength and leadership, hand power over to an abject moron? It's like building a beautiful jumbo jet and choosing a pogo stick as its pilot.

De Blasio is a left wing lurch. This is affecting 70,000 kids. He's harming more children than lawn darts and Freddy Krueger combined. And the key -- the reason is they're not his kids.

This reflects every liberal politician who kills school choice while sending their brats to private schools.

BECKEL: He's only been in office for a couple months. You probably could give him a little slack --


TANTAROS: He's evil.


TANTAROS: He's evil. This progressivism is evil because it's about money and power. You know what the school chancellor said. The chancellor came out and she said these kids are on their own.

BECKEL: You know where the evil cell is, it's the CPAC in Washington.

BOLLING: Let's just stay on this for just one second.

GUTFELD: Detour.

BOLLING: Cuomo doing this -- clearly, here's what he did -- he took de Blasio. He realized de Blasio was on the ropes in a corner, and what Andrew Cuomo did was smart. This is going -- this is going to be my first venture towards the 2016 presidential run. I'm going to distance myself from the far left wing of the party. I'm going to go a little centrist.
Here's a great opportunity. Boy, was that smart.

BECKEL: I think that was right. Let's keep in mind, charter schools were started in North Carolina by a Democratic governor. Democrats -- there's a lot of Democrats who are progressives who favor charter schools and vouchers.


TANTAROS: Bob, this is a war in the Democratic Party. Andrew Cuomo is part of the Clinton base --

BECKEL: Yes, but you guys said all --

TANTAROS: Can I finish, please?


TANTAROS: No, I gave Bill Clinton. Cuomo is part of the Bill Clinton camp. De Blasio is a wing of the progressive camp.

Cuomo is up for re-election this year, so he's very smart. He's thinking now before 2016.

I just don't -- you guys must be fighting it out in the Democratic Party.

BECKEL: Not --

TANTAROS: Progressives versus the Clinton camp.

BECKEL: Because you're down into the cages.

TANTAROS: Don't bring up Republicans.

GUTFELD: Can you show that picture of the children again? The kids that are being affected. There was a nice mosaic of the kids.

BECKEL: Yes, Greg's in there. See if you can pick out Greg.

GUTFELD: This was an issue in which the left were attacking the right, this would be a deck of race cards.

TANTAROS: Oh, yes.

PERINO: This is the 194 students affected by the shutting down. The reason I think it's a national issue is even in D.C., where President Obama decided not to expand the D.C. voucher program, you have pitted the parents against the Democrats. And so, we have a national issue.

Bob, real quick, is Cuomo a vice presidential possibility for Clinton?

BECKEL: I don't think -- being vice president to being governor of New York is sort of a step down. I think what he's banking on, and I think he's probably right.

You know, you saw it yesterday. Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, put his toe in the water little bit. Nobody is going to let Hillary Clinton run by herself on this. If she stumbled, if Cuomo is in the race, he'll have enough money to stay in the race, he might pick it up.

PERINO: So, he's smart.

GUTFELD: Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown.

BECKEL: Whoa, Jerry.

PERINO: OK, next, the uproar in the Muslim world over the upcoming biblical film, Noah. Plus, the uproar by atheists over that cross-shaped beam found at ground zero. And then, our Facebook free-for-all, next.


BOLLING: Welcome back, everybody, to the seven fastest minutes, three seducing stories, seven swift minutes and one spirited host.

Today -- atheists, Muslims, and weed.

First up, should pot ads be allowed to run on television? Check out this ad that will air on Comcast cable. The ad they claim promotes safe smoking of medicinal marijuana.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yo, you want sushi? I got sushi. I got the best sushi. This area is dry, man. You know that, I know that.

Ain't nobody selling but me, I got tuna, I got salmon, I got sweet shrimp. The finest sashimi this area has seen in years. I got everything, even California rolls, baby.

ANNOUNCER: You wouldn't buy your sushi from this guy. So why would you buy your marijuana from him?


BOLLING: Weed ads are scheduled to air on AMC, Bravo, the Food Network and Comedy Central. I understand the target market for a couple of those Comedy central and the Food Network. But there is not so much.

Interesting ad.

PERINO: He must smell terrible, that jacket.

BOLLING: You get the point?

PERINO: I got it. I got it.

BOLLING: All right. What do you think of it?

PERINO: Not persuasive to me because fortunately, I don't have an illness where I need marijuana, unless it helped chronic dry eye, which I'd be very interested.


PERINO: But the ads that worked on me were the ads, the PSAs, this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs. I truly believe that's what would happen to my brain.

BECKEL: I can believe it to be true because I'm here and I can speak for it.

TANTAROS: You're exhibit A.

BOLLING: What do you think of these ads, though?

BECKEL: I think it's bad. I think that very much -- you know, you're not allowed to advertise for alcohol. You can do beer. I don't think --

GUTFELD: You can do liquor now.

BECKEL: No, not liquor.

BOLLING: You can't do cigarettes.

BECKEL: But the point is I think the idea of going out and advertising for marijuana. Even Greg is in favor of legalizing it. I used to be. I'm not now because it's so powerful. I think it's a bad thing for kids.

BOLLING: You can -- you can advertise for liquor. You just can't be actually drinking it.

GUTFELD: Right. Yes, that's actually --

BECKEL: Have you ever seen any vodka?


GUTFELD: Yes. Tequila ads.

But what you're talking about is interesting. The problem with modern advertising is they have abandoned subtlety and the code words. When I was a kid, running on a beach in white pants meant a feminine hygiene product, but I didn't know that. I didn't know that.

BECKEL: You kept your white pants on.

GUTFELD: No, but that's the why ads worked is that they didn't tell you what it was about. Now, every ad tells you about erectile dysfunction.
I don't even know --

PERINO: They put it out there.

GUTFELD: Incontinence, sex, sex, now we say exactly what it is. I'm from the good old days when I have no idea what they were selling to me.

TANTAROS: Like the cartoon camel smoking the cigarettes. They were selling --


BOLLING: They had to pull away (ph).

Ands, you thoughts on whether weed should be able to be advertised on TV, even if it's safe smoking?

TANTAROS: No, I think there's a free market, but there's also the smart market.

I don't think people who want to get their weed need help. They don't need advertisements. They know exactly where to get it.

And, two, I think they shouldn't advertise at all because it will cause a backlash.

BOLLING: We got to move very quickly. Moving from smoking weed to smoking hot mad. Here's a heated exchange between our own Megyn Kelly and some moronic atheist who claimed a cross that formed when the World Trade Center fell was causing atheists headaches.


MEGYN KELLY, FOX NEWS HOST: Is it a little disingenuous to claim atheists in your group are suffering dyspepsia and headaches as a result of seeing the cross included in the museum?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, 9/11 was --

KELLY: That's not disingenuous, that's true? What is dyspepsia?
What happens when they see it?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Our plaintiffs went through a lot on that day, as many other people did. For them, for that religious attack to be compounded by religious discrimination by our World Trade Center memorial, I'm not surprised they're suffering symptoms.


KELLY: But walk me through. When they see the cross?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's not about seeing the cross. It's about the exclusion of everyone else. It's not about looking at a cross, Megyn.


BOLLING: Now, from experience, that cross gave a lot of people a lot of hope.

Ands, your thoughts on this?

TANTAROS: I have dyspepsia and headaches from watching that clip.


TANTAROS: I wonder if I'd qualify for medical marijuana.  They're
doing this to be annoying. If they really meant what they said, they would go after the museums in New York that have religious art, but they don't.
This is a legitimate piece that's part of the 9/11 memorial. It's not like an artist painted it and contributed it.

They're just doing this to be completely annoying. They're annoying people.

BECKEL: He needs -- this guy needs -- remember the exorcist. He needs an exorcism for the cross.

PERINO: Oh, boy.

BECKEL: This guy is -- by the way, this guy probably could use some of those ads that Greg didn't like so he could get harder in his thinking, but the point here is that, you know, atheists have -- I feel a little bit sorry for atheists. They are the hardest -- they're the hardest thing to describe. They just can't do it. It's wrong.

BOLLING: Why keep saying hard?

BECKEL: Why am I saying hard? You have a problem with that?

BOLLING: No, no, no.


BOLLING: Let's move on.

Dana, again, more intolerance by intolerant people who claim to be tolerant or whatever.

PERINO: Yes. I think that the World Trade Center should be off limits from the nonsense, and I understand that they've got a lot of issues and they bring up a lot of lawsuits. But I think on this one, let this one go.

GUTFELD: You know, I have a lot of respect for atheists because they're in the minority here and they deserve to be heard. But they don't do themselves any favors chasing insidiously stupid outrages, which is this is one. And I also have to ask, would you ever challenge Islam if it was an Islamic symbol or anything like that? They're complaining about this, but they don't complain about the anti-Mohammad filmmaker who's in jail.
They should complain about that.

BOLLING: Very good transition from the World Trade Center to the Muslims who seem to have intolerance for everything but their way of thinking. Here Egyptian censors want the film "Noah" to be kept away from Egyptian movie theaters because they claim the film is, quote, "irreligious".


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What do you want?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's nothing for you here.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have men at my back. You stand alone and defy me?



BOLLING: Egypt has also banned "The Passion of Christ" and "The Da Vinci Code" for similar reasons. More Muslim intolerance, huh, Bob?

BECKEL: When does it ever end? But, listen, these are supposedly secular states that are doing this, and that means that you ought to be able to put something on in the movie theater that is not under Sharia law.
I think Sharia law is a waste of time anybody and it's a goof. And it was handed down in a bad book.

But leaving that aside, I got my fatwa yet? Fatwa this.

BOLLING: OK, very good.

Greg --

GUTFELD: I'm just trying to figure out what is not an affront to Islam. They should put out a book of everything that offends them. I think they already have one. It's called the Encyclopedia Britannica, because every single thing offends them.

This religion -- religion shouldn't have such low self-esteem. You should be confident that your faith can welcome skepticism or welcome other faiths. It seems kind of insecure.

PERINO: That was mine point. I said that they don't trust their people --

GUTFELD: I was looking at their notes and I stole them.

PERINO: You did say it better than I did. I agree.


PERINO: I'm good.

BOLLING: With what he said?


BOLLING: All right. How about you, Ands?

TANTAROS: I agree with Greg. A smiley face is an affront to Islam.
A painting of Bob Beckel is an affront to Islam. I do think we should start selling "fatwa this" t-shirts on "The Five's" website.

BECKEL: Absolutely.

TANTAROS: Islam is the most intolerant religion in the world and --

BOLLING: With Bob's picture on it?


BOLLING: Fatwa this?

TANTAROS: I would like to get in on that --

BECKEL: One thing they should ban in the Muslim countries is Viagra because that way --

PERINO: Bob --

TANTAROS: They turn on people who turn on Islam and kill them, even worse than people who aren't Islamic in the first place.

BOLLING: All right. We need to go --

GUTFELD: I would like to apologize for bringing up the commercial and

BOLLING: And derailing the second half of the show.

GUTFELD: I didn't see that happening.

BOLLING: Ahead, your burning questions answered in our Facebook Friday free-for-all. That's coming up next.


GUTFELD: Are you ready? It's time for our Facebook free-for-all, back by popular demand. Keep sending your questions to

Now, we're going to answer them. The questions are, in order, for Eric from Melissa C. This is a great question.

Are you going to run for any office between now and the 2020 president election?

BOLLING: Any office.

GUTFELD: Any office.

BOLLING: Because it's (INAUDIBLE) EB2016, is that where that comes from?

GUTFELD: I'm sure.

BECKEL: Dogcatcher.

BOLLING: It depends. That's a long time. Six years to figure it out?


BOLLING: Oh, no.

GUTFELD: Where would you run? In New Jersey.

BOLLING: For what?

GUTFELD: Senate, Congress. What else do they have there? Governors?

PERINO: Dogcatchers.

BOLLING: Dogcatcher.

GUTFELD: He's evading the question. Have it shown in the record.

Andrea, what's your favorite movie of all time? And leave out the X's.

TANTAROS: Gosh, I don't know. "Legally Blonde."

GUTFELD: Really? That's a good movie. Reese Witherspoon?


GUTFELD: Excellent film. I liked her better in "Election," though, I must say.

TANTAROS: Oh, no, "Election" is awesome. See, I can't make up my mind.

BECKEL: I like "Silence of the Lambs".

GUTFELD: We never knew that, Bob, because you like movies about food.

Dana, what is your favorite book of all time?

PERINO: "The Joy of Hate" by Greg Gutfeld.

GUTFELD: You know, you can still get that in paperback. No, no --

PERINO: I have lots of -- I have a pretty voracious reader.

GUTFELD: That means you read a lot.

PERINO: My favorite book of the last year was Charles Krauthammer's book, "Things That Matter." I thought it was excellent, and I did work on it. Just for full disclosure thing, but I thought that that was great.
I'm sure "Not Cool" will be on my list next year.

GUTFELD: I'd better be.

Bob, what happened to your swear jar?

BECKEL: Well, since I have not sworn much since they put a delay switch in here, and you may have noticed as you were watching the show, they delayed one of our segments because our executive producer became a wuss, and I said sit, not what he thought I said.

But no, I'm learning, you know? Even an old dog can learn old tricks.

GUTFELD: Well, that's good.

PERINO: New tricks?

BECKEL: New tricks.

GUTFELD: You're a fan of any trick. Sorry.

BECKEL: Probably two or three.

GUTFELD: OK, I apologize. Why do I do it?

BOLLING: Right back to it.


This is for me. Greg, what is your workout regimen and do you follow a strict diet?

TANTAROS: Good question.

GUTFELD: Yes. I do four hours of donkey calf raises shirtless. And instead of weights, I lose the body resistance of anybody I happen to meet and a shelter.

Now, I go on a stair climber, and I write my notes for the show. And I do like 50 minutes of weight, and I do the Atkins diet, even though I know that it's supposed to be not so great. It makes you lose weight.

BECKEL: And you drink a lot of wine.

GUTFELD: I drink a lot of wine which is good for the heart.

TANTAROS: You're allowed that on Atkins?

GUTFELD: I don't think so.

It's called a Gutfeld diet.

PERINO: No, it's considered -- that's fruit. Wine.

GUTFELD: Exactly, it is fruit. That's true. Well done, Dana.

Eric, this is from Victoria N. What are your favorite Friday dinner menus during Lent?

BOLLING: Wow. I guess pasta. Sushi. I adore sushi. I tell my wife, in fact, for Christmas, that's what she gave me. She gave five sushi dinners in a row. I didn't get any of them yet. I think I got one.

BECKEL: You can't eat fish during Lent?

BOLLING: You're supposed to eat fish.

GUTFELD: My mom forced us to eat frozen fish sticks.

BECKEL: That's what we have every Friday in public school because of all the Catholics.

GUTFELD: Yes, it's horrible.

BOLLING: Can I just point out, Dana still thinks she's going to get me to eat meat before the end of the year.

PERINO: A goal of mine. I'm asking for the cattle association for help.

GUTFELD: Send a cow.

BECKEL: That's already happened but go ahead.

GUTFELD: Andrea, how many Rush concerts have you attended? How many albums of theirs do you have? Would you consider accompanying me to Tahiti?

This is from K. Rove? No, John S.?




TANTAROS: Two. All of them, and yes.

GUTFELD: Interesting. John, send me your e-mail. We're working it out.


TANTAROS: Yes, I'll go to Tahiti.

GUTFELD: Dana, this is from Georgia H. Do you miss the West? From a small town Wyoming girl, happy face.

PERINO: Oh, I love the happy face, thank you.

Yes, I do miss the West a lot. And I think about small town America a lot. Especially when I'm on a subway platform waiting three times for a train to go by so I can actually get on one.

But I like small towns, but I like cities. I like the beaches. I like mountains.

TANTAROS: You like it all.

GUTFELD: The only thing you don't like are mean people.

PERINO: I don't like mean people.

GUTFELD: She likes fireplaces and walks on the beach.

Bob --


GUTFELD: This is from Steve B. If Dana went on vacation for a week, would you volunteer to dog-sit Jasper?

BECKEL: Not on your life.

PERINO: They should ask me that question. Would I let Jasper stay with him?

BECKEL: I would -- if Jasper and I were babysitting Jasper for a week, I would take Jasper to a pound and pay the money to have him stay there.

GUTFELD: Oh, God, I thought you were going to say something else.


BECKEL: One of those places, New York, they put $150,000 a week to put a dumb dog in.

GUTFELD: It's a doggy hotel.

BECKEL: I wish they would stop the dogs in New York. All they do is crap everywhere. It's terrible, especially on the frozen ground.


GUTFELD: That's -- yes, OK.

Anyway, for me from Angel M. Greg, what do you do when you aren't on TV?

I think I got this last time. It's the same question.

What do I do? I do nothing. I do -- I have no hobbies.

PERINO: Let me answer for you.


PERINO: You write.


PERINO: You drink a lot of wine.


PERINO: You hang out with your wife.


TANTAROS: You go to the gym.

PERINO: And you watch "Justified" and "House of Cards."

GUTFELD: You left out the charity work that I don't do.

PERINO: Right.

TANTAROS: And the art films.

GUTFELD: Yes, and the art films currently displayed in Berlin.

BECKEL: Is there one for all of us?

GUTFELD: Yes, and I go around the table.

It's National Cereal Day. What was the breakfast you grew up on and what did you have today?

TANTAROS: Honeycomb and Froot Loops. Yogurt today.

BECKEL: Cheerios. Cheerios, Cheerios, because Annette Funicello was the one who advertised it.

GUTFELD: I never liked Cheerios, because the people in my class always had Cheerio breath.

PERINO: That -- it's a bad smell.

GUTFELD: Cheerio breath. It's like OT...

BECKEL: I've got to sit next to your wine breath. I mean -- go ahead.

BOLLING: Cap'n Crunch with crunch berries and now just coffee.


PERINO: I love Cap'n Crunch. This is a very difficult...


PERINO: ... question for me, because I loved all of it. Lucky Charms, Corn Pops, Sugar Bear, oatmeal.

GUTFELD: Sugar -- Sugar Bears smelled like skunks. That sweet, gross smell.

They're telling me to go.

PERINO: Fruity Puffs.

GUTFELD: Sugar Puffs. I like, and I bet nobody is going to remember this, Quisp. Does anybody remember Quisp?

BOLLING: Brian Kilmeade -- you know this?


BOLLING: Brian Kilmeade grew up on it. No one heard of it, and Quisp sent him a box of Quisp cereal this week.

GUTFELD: I remember Quisp. They used to have a cereal rivalries, Quisp versus King Vitamin or something. But it's all Cap'n Crunch.

BECKEL: Cap'n Crunch is always the lion.

PERINO: Frosted Flakes.

BECKEL: Frosted Flakes, yes.

PERINO: I like the tiger, though, not a lion.

GUTFELD: It was a lot of sugar. All right. Why am I talking?
Because it's National Unplugging Day. That's next. Could you live a day without your BlackBerry or cell phone? Bob? Well, stay tuned.


BECKEL: Excuse me. In this day and age -- this day of texting and twittering, which is what is happening around this table right now, and talking on our cell phones, we have a tenancy to disconnect from one other by burying ourselves in our devices. So today is digital (UNINTELLIGIBLE) is National Unplug Day.

TANTAROS: You're a sicko.

BECKEL: OK. I'm going to -- I'll start this thing, because as usual we've got about a minute for my segment. I actually only use this phone twice today for business. I unplugged, and I'm glad I did it. It was a peaceful day.

TANTAROS: You unplugged until the show started and then...

BECKEL: No, no, no. That was my bookie who called. But that -- I forgot to turn down the earphone.

GUTFELD: Can we just point out something obvious, that you were smoking an electric cigar, so you are on an electrical device right now?
You know that?

BECKEL: I hadn't thought about that. I will let you -- did you get away with that?

BOLLING: NO. Not only that, I have to recharge halfway through the day both of my phones. That's how -- I spend way too much time on it. I agree. It's an addiction. I can't give it up, though.

PERINO: I think that if they want to have a day like this, they need to do it on, like, the first Saturday of the month or something like that, because you can't work and be productive any more without it. Besides, Twitter and Facebook could not live a day without photographs of Jasper, so I sacrifice. I sacrifice.

BECKEL: All right. Greg, what do you think? Can you detach?

GUTFELD: OK. The great thing is that you chose to detach, which is easy for you, because you never respond to anybody. You don't read your e- mails; you don't read Twitter. You giving up technology is like a stripper giving up clothes.

BOLLING: That was one of the funniest e-mails today, too. Bob sent out an e-mail today, saying, "I'm off the grid." And Greg sent an e-mail back to everyone going, "And this is different how?"


BECKEL: Very funny. Go ahead.

TANTAROS: I love it when Porter, our producer, says who wants to volunteer to give up their electronic device. And the next e-mail he sends is, "Andrea, call me." I'll do it tomorrow. I unplug on the weekends.

BECKEL: He knows about Twitter. He can never do two things at one time. He reads that thing when you're trying to talk to him. Of course, then again, I took you to dinner one night, and that's what you did. Your head buried.

PERINO: You need to be a more interesting guest or host.


BECKEL: All right. Nice talking to you. "One More Thing" is up next.


TANTAROS: Time now for "One More Thing" -- Greg.

GUTFELD: It's time for...


GUTFELD: I hate these people!


GUTFELD: Not like I really, really hate these people, but when you're flying and people start crowding the entrance to the gate as they're boarding, you've got to relax. You've got to wait for your zone. That's why they call zones. And I know it's not your fault, because I know the airlines are so hard on baggage that everybody is freaking out, trying to get their bags up on the -- what do you call that?

PERINO: Overhead.

GUTFELD: It's turning into "Lord of the Flies." People are like eating each other. Enough. The gate agent has to take control of this.
Have everybody sit down. And everybody just be patient. Take some valium.

BECKEL: You know which people I hate? I hate those first-class snobs that keep bowling me over, trying to get in.

PERINO: They get irritated about the gate.

BECKEL: You're trying to get back there, is that right? OK. Moving on.

PERINO: OK. Speaking of travel, you went yesterday to the Leadership Institute in Colorado. And I just want to show this picture, because Greg met up with my -- let's see, my dad and my sister. Greg, and then their friend Nicole, Angie's friend Nicole was there. They are huge fans of Greg. And I would appreciate you mentioning them in the speech...


PERINO: ... and also saying that Jasper is Dick Morris in a fur coat.
I heard about that.

BECKEL: Where did you get a tie?

TANTAROS: I love the Leadership Institute. You helped me speak there last year.

BOLLING: Yes. That's a fun place.

BECKEL: Why don't you get some shirts and you can button them and tie.

GUTFELD: Because I gained weight, and they don't.

BECKEL: I'm sorry. Sorry to ask that personal...

TANTAROS: It's the drinking on Atkins.

GUTFELD: Exactly.

TANTAROS: OK. I'm up next. So if you saw this article in, one kid alleges that he lost his father to the hysteria of the Fox News Channel. He said that old white people are drowning in despair and rage.
He says that his father lost his mind thanks to Fox News.

Well, I reached out to the dad, and the dad said his son used to be a Republican, but he lost his son to the liberal academia. Take a listen.


GARY LYNGAR, FATHER: I remember when he first started, he kind of laughed at some of the way they thought, you know? But more and more as he got into it, you know, I guess he just changed.

TANTAROS: So you could argue, then -- right, Gary? -- "I lost my son to a raging liberal academia, right?

LYNGAR: Exactly. That's what I feel.


TANTAROS: That video on in a new series called "Trending." And it's just online. Digital video. So there you go.

Next up, Roberto.

BECKEL: Bet you won't have many liberals on that "Trending" thing.

All right. You all know Willard Scott, the guy on "Today Show" that wishes everybody happy birthday. This is his latest birthday wish to a junior citizen from down in North Carolina. We got that?


WILLARD SCOTT, NBC'S "THE TODAY SHOW": Happy birthday from Smucker's.
Take a look. Elizabeth Woodard, Windsor, North Carolina, 104. Roma Leuthold, I love that name. That's a good name in a nursing home, 100 years old today. Portland. Great state of Oregon. Prettiest state in the country. Beautiful.


BECKEL: Willard sounds like he forgot to put this teeth in. The -- I used to listen to the news in local Washington. He's a good guy; he really is a nice fellow.

PERINO: I love Willard Scott.

BECKEL: He's 80 years old himself today. Eighty.

TANTAROS: You insult the men and then say he's a good guy and wish him a happy birthday. He needs to put his teeth in, happy birthday.

BECKEL: He's mumbling.


BOLLING: All right. Very quickly, tomorrow morning, "Cashin' In," we're going to talk about the entitlement mentality that's ruining our children, going from pajama boy to the -- you know, the chick in New Jersey who wants to sue her parents. It goes on and on. The liberal left is ruining our children.

And also Harry Reid, the unions; 55,000 union workers about to walk off the job in Nevada. Harry Reid.

By the way, #cashinin trending six weeks in a row. Do it one more week, next week, please.

PERINO: And then we get what?


TANTAROS: Don't forget to set your DVRs so you never miss an episode of "The Five." We'll see you right back here on Monday. Have a great weekend, everyone. "Special Report" is next.

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