Dana Loesch talks to the Duck Dynasty crew about faith, family, and iced tea

On Friday’s edition of Dana, Dana Loesch got the Duck Dynasty treatment, meeting up with the Robertson family at the Duck Commander 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. From the pitfalls of fame to how much iced tea Uncle Si actually drinks in a day, Dana got an inside look at one of the most famous families on TV.

To begin, Dana sat down with Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson to get his thoughts on how he and his family have dealt with the fame and recognition that comes with being one of the country’s most recognizable families on one of the country’s most watched television shows.

“Everybody gets pushback, but you guys get it on a different level. How do you reconcile dealing with that through a perspective of faith,” Dana asked. “Because I get just like a minimum of what you guys would receive, and I find that to be the biggest struggle as a Christian. How do you and your family deal with that?”

“Well, I mean, everything from our perspective goes through our faith, and so we’ve not always been perfect, and we’re still not,” Willie explained. “We’re still human beings, but just giving credit to the Lord, we felt like that was never going to change. And it won’t because we felt like he’s the one who put us here in this position at this time to carry a positive message about family. And sadly, there was a void out there because there wasn’t a lot of positive programming and stuff with family that was also cool that you could watch. And so we filled that void, and we give him all the credit.”

Despite the scrutiny his family has endured – most recently in the wake of Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality in GQ – Willie is proud of and humbled by the platform his family has been given.

“We certainly have used the platform to go deeper,” he said. “I mean, the show in and of itself is not really, you know, it’s not a preachy show or anything like that. It’s positive but, you know, we felt like if somebody wanted to come back and see more, then you could come hear us speak or get our books, and we’ll go more into what we think, you know, is our perception about faith and business and all these things and how it wraps up together. And you know, we get to do it as a family, so it’s hard to complain about that.”

Dana also had the chance to sit down with “Uncle Si” Robertson, and she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask about his infamous iced tea habit. Fans of the show know that Si is rarely seen without a glass — or jug — of the beverage, and this interview was no different.

“In every episode, you have your — that’s a gallon of tea!” Dana said gesturing at the massive container. “How often do you refill that during the day?”

“I drink two gallons a day,” Si said proudly. “In a 24-hour period, I drink two gallons, you know, during the day and at night before I go to bed.”

While you might suspect the habit would have Si spending quite a bit of time in the bathroom, he likened himself to a “fine-tuned race car.”

“I’m like a fine-tuned racecar, okay,” Si said. “I’ll make a few laps, and then I’ve got to pull in for a pit stop.”

Dana also asked Uncle Si if he would be so kind as to rate her “turkey call.” Growing up, Dana explained that she spent a lot of time turkey hunting with her family in the Ozark Mountains.

“Everyone here is like, ‘Dana, I don’t think that’s a good turkey call,’” she said. “But I’m like, I’m going to ask Uncle Si and have him estimate whether or not this is good. So do you mind if I show you?”

So how did she do?

“Now, that ain’t bad,” Uncle Si concluded. “That ain’t bad.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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