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.”

2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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