Can you believe Ted Nugent is going to the State of the Union?

Ted Nugent may be the last person you would expect to attend the State of the Union, but he's going to be there front and center when Obama delivers his big speech to the rest of the country. He called into the radio show this morning and discussed how he ended up being invited and why he ultimately decided to attend.

Nugent explained that he was asked to attend by Congressman Steve Stockman as a counter to all of the "props" that he believed President Obama was going to use as mascots for gun regulation.

"That's a simple explanation.  It's much deeper than that.  I believe as we the people, I have the right to be there and I think that I represent the logical productive, conscientious, law‑abiding Americans not just in the gun‑owning community but overall, and somebody's got to stand in opposition to President Obama.  And I understand that I'm going to be right straight out in front of him."

Full Transcript of the interview is below:

GLENN: The one, the only Ted Nugent is on the phone and he's on his way. Are you in Washington yet? Are you going ‑‑ you're going today, Ted? Line 12, please. Somebody seize Line 12 for me. There you are. Ted?

NUGENT: Yeah, you got me?

GLENN: Yeah. Are you in Washington?

NUGENT: No, I ‑‑ Glenn, I decided I'd much rather go fishing. Would you go for me please?

GLENN: Nope. I will not.

NUGENT: No, I'm just about to leave Texas and I'm looking forward to a wonderful rendezvous with my fellow Americans.

GLENN: All right. Now, what are you wearing tonight?

NUGENT: Mrs. Nugent is so frustrated.

GLENN: I bet she is.

NUGENT: I don't own a tie. She doesn't know what the hell I'm going to wear. But I said, honey, it's going to be okay. I have clean camo I haven't dirtied up yet. There's no blood on it.

PAT: Camo?

GLENN: Ted, you can't wear camo. We want you to look like ‑‑ we want you to look respectful and still be you. Maybe a camo tie. Can we make ‑‑ can somebody make him a camo tie and get it to ‑‑ I mean, you ‑‑

NUGENT: I was going to run out and shoot a rattlesnake and wear it around my neck this morning.

GLENN: No, let's don't put that there.

NUGENT: No, you know, I'm sure Mrs. Nugent will pick out a nice clean shirt and nobody can see my jeans and I think I have a couple of jackets. I'll be fine. Don't you worry about my fashion statement.

GLENN: All right. You've got to ‑‑ when, you know, you're going into ‑‑ you're going into the lion's den. Dress like a lion.

NUGENT: And not only that, but it's a very important place ‑‑

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Hang on just a second. I'm talking to Ted Nugent. Don't actually dress like a lion. Because he's like ‑‑

PAT: I can see him wearing one as he walks in. I can see that.

GLENN: "I've got one down on the floor in my living room. I'll just ‑‑ I'll just put my hands and wear his claws like gloves."

NUGENT: Wouldn't that be great if I went out and shot a mountain lion today and slammed it on the railing right there in the room?

GLENN: Unbelievable.

NUGENT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: All right. Okay. So who invited you? Can you say?

NUGENT: Yes. Congressman Steve Stockman from here in Texas, and he articulated why I should be there and I concurred and here I go.

GLENN: And why did he say you should be there?

NUGENT: He says based on this president's performance and his masterful scam artist fraud delivery in the last State of the Union and every time he opens his mouth and how he will stack the audience with his props and maybe children who got hit in the head with a large capacity magazine or ‑‑ and he wanted someone there who has trounced the antigunners every time they dare debate me, and he wanted me to have a presence there to counter the president's props.

GLENN: All right. So I was ‑‑

NUGENT: That's a simple explanation. It's much deeper than that. I believe as we the people, I have the right to be there and I think that I represent the logical productive, conscientious, law‑abiding Americans not just in the gun‑owning community but overall, and somebody's got to stand in opposition to President Obama. And I understand that I'm going to be right straight out in front of him.

GLENN: I have to tell you ‑‑ that's fantastic. Did wear the lion. I think I am ‑‑ I would rather have you, quite honestly, Ted, I'd rather have you as a neighbor or a mayor than ‑‑ in the town that I lived in than almost anybody in Washington because I know you're going to be, "Hey, Glenn, leave Glenn alone. Leave all our neighbors alone. Just let us do what we do. And as long as we're not killing each other or, you know, robbing one another."

NUGENT: Or harming someone else.

GLENN: Right.

NUGENT: I've always said, Glenn, that the pursuit of happiness should be observed and adhered to that if you live upstream of someone, you can't do into the water what you wouldn't want them to do to you downstream. So your pursuit of happiness is limited by logic and goodwill and decency that whatever you choose to do, it doesn't harm others' pursuit of happiness.

GLENN: You know, I think Jesus might have said something similar to that without the ‑‑ without alluding to peeing in water.

NUGENT: Or maybe what someone does in the water.

GLENN: So now are you going to be on ‑‑ because afterwards is anybody going to be interviewing you? Because you know whoever he puts in the audience of little, you know, Sally No‑Face who had her face ripped off by, you know, a high‑capacity magazine, she's going to be on TV. Are ‑‑ is anybody lining anything up for you to be on the other side?

NUGENT: Well, number one, and you know this: Since the 1960s I don't believe a day has gone by in my life from my management or my booking agencies or my different associates where I haven't been requested to do some interviews, to do media. I've stood against the grain in the world of rock‑and‑roll and the world of politics, but I've never seen anything like this before. Since it was announced, I just said yes to Congressman Stockman yesterday about noon. I was picking my dog up from the vet. And already we were contacted by every imaginable media. I've already done dozens of interviews. The requests and demands on me prior to the State of the Union and following the State of the Union, there's no way I can do more than 1 or 2% of the requests that have come in. But I will take a deep breath and I will try to represent "we the people" accurately, honestly and in upbeat.

GLENN: And in a suit and tie or at least a jacket and tie.

NUGENT: I still don't understand the tie thing. Is that for people that drool? What is the tie?

GLENN: I don't know ‑‑ I can't explain the tie. Just wear a tie. You're at the ‑‑ you're at the State of the Union. Wear a tie.

NUGENT: I'll find something.

GLENN: All right. Thanks a lot, Ted.

NUGENT: All right. Well, God speed, Glenn.

GLENN: God bless. Bye‑bye.

Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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