Meet the man who's bringing his blimp to Restoring Unity in Birmingham

As a conservative Christian, Patrick Walsh went through missionary aviation school before he felt guided to start an air sign business. Inspired by the Never Again Is Now movement Glenn started talking about earlier this year, Walsh realized his business gave him the unique opportunity to support the cause in a very special way. And it would involve his 150-foot blimp.

"We had a guy call us a couple of weeks ago and say, 'I want to come. But me coming is a little different.' And we said, 'okay.' And he said, 'I want to bring my blimp,'" Glenn said.

Walsh explained the hot air blimp will be a massive display in the sky above the march in Birmingham from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, providing aerial coverage live streamed via Meerkat.

"Can I ask why you're doing this, Patrick?" Glenn said.

Walsh said he's always looking for ways to use the skills and resources God has blessed him with to amplify His message.

"When Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East, and here in the United States lives are being threatened, you know, we can't have unity without recognizing and dealing with these hard issues. All lives matter. We have to bring attention to each of these situations," Walsh said.

Listen to the exchange or read the full transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript for this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Birmingham is just about sold out for the -- the event on Saturday. We'd love for you to attend. Grab your tickets now at now.mercuryone.org. Or GlennBeck.com. And it's going to be quite an amazing -- just a really amazing weekend of unity of people coming together from all walks of life that all know that they have something to contribute. They can do something. And a lot of people kind of dismiss what they have. We had a guy call us -- call Mercury a couple of weeks ago and say, I want to come. But me coming is a little -- is a little different. And we said, okay. And he said, I want to bring my blimp.

And it's funny because that's what my wife says when she wants to go places. And his name is Patrick Walsh. And he's with us on the phone now. Patrick, how are you? Patrick, are you there?

PATRICK: Real pleasure to be part of this in even a small way.

GLENN: So where are you from, Patrick?

PATRICK: I'm out of North Central Florida, the Gainesville area. But our company covers the whole United Sates and many international locations as well.

But, you know, when I heard about the message, I heard about this event, you know, personally I like to align myself with messages and missions I truly agree with, and I couldn't imagine a better one at this time. And a better event and movement to be a part of. And, you know, if there's anything I can do to amplify this message, of course, I would love to be part of that.

GLENN: Okay. I will tell you that you're a really humble guy. And I hate to have you go and not at least receive some attention on what you do for a living. So I'm going to mention your -- your company. AirSign.com. You have a 150-foot blimp?

PATRICK: Yeah. So we operate a bunch of different aerial type of products. But this is a brand-new thing that we've just introduced to the US market. And we have two of these so far, but one of them that we'll be using for this event next Saturday. It's a 150-foot eco blimp. So it's an environmentally friendly blimp. It utilizes a thermal hot air system, compared to your traditional, you know, helium.

But it's going to be a super cool, you know, massive display in the sky above the march. We'll be flying it from 9:00 to 11:00 on Saturday. Not only will have this big message on each side of the blimp. It will be providing aerial coverage that will be live streamed down to the Meerkat team. Just a fun -- and a way just to amplify and bring the message. A lot of people refer it even as a social media super charger. You know, we'll have this big massive hashtag on the side of it with your message.

GLENN: So you -- you're going to be flying 500 feet above us. Isn't that really low?

PATRICK: It is. So between 500 to 1,000 feet. But there's a lot of logistics associated with this. We had to get a specific block of airspace cleared from the FAA and the control tower and ATC (phonetic), up in that area. And that's where they cleared us for, which is great. You know, from an audience perspective, we'll be able to provide some great footage. It will look massive. It will be right above everybody.

GLENN: That's great. So you are -- this is the great thing. I don't know if we've even announced this yet. Did I talk about Meerkat on the air yet? We've gotten with the people of Meerkat and they've agreed to put us right at the front page of Meerkat I think it's on Saturday. And there will be four live streams. There will be one with me all the time. There will be another one with the crowd. There will be another one someplace else. And then one up in the blimp. And then you can pick. It's like a control room switcher. You can pick which feed you want to watch and go back and forth between them. So you'll actually be up in the blimp, and you'll be controlling the Meerkat feed?

PATRICK: Yeah. I'll probably -- although I fly the blimp occasionally, one of our pilots will be up there. So I'll be able to be down on the ground and see it in action as well. But, yeah, one of our pilots will be controlling the video feed through a GoPro linked directly through the Live Stream to the Meerkat. So you'll get the aerial coverage and, occasionally, a shot of the cockpit or the blimp team as well.

GLENN: Can I ask why you're doing this, Patrick?

PATRICK: Yeah. So when I look at causes, you know, early on in my life, I actually -- I've always had a life for aviation and went through all my flight school to pursue that dream. But early on, I wanted to pursue a career in missions. I'm a conservative Christian. Definitely very dedicated or try to be to the Lord. And went through aviation school. Was inspired by people like Nate Saint. His son, Steve Saint -- you know, his father was the missionary martyr down in South America. He was one of my mentors growing up.

So true to life, I've tried to not only live it out, but also do things to make a difference. You know, now as I went through missionary aviation school and God intervened and guided me to this air sign business, I've looked for ways in the United States and internationally that we can use the skills and resources that we have or the company that God has blessed me with, to amplify his message. You know, I align myself with missions and great causes. I look at this, all lives matter. Never again is now. It's a message that we need and it needs to be amplified. I think the hashtags they'll be using for the blimp are the unity blimp. Or just #Unityblimp. And that's perfect because when Israel is being threatened, when Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East, and here in the United States, lives are being threatened, you know, we can't have unity without recognizing and dealing with these hard issues. All lives matter. We have to bring attention to each of these situations. That's why I love you and the messages that you put out. You know, I'm a dad. I have seven kids. I want to be a good example for them and train them to grow up in a way that will use their life for a great purpose as well.

GLENN: Patrick, I appreciate it. Thank you so much. I hope to shake your hand and meet you on Saturday.

PATRICK: Yeah, absolutely. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this.

GLENN: You bet. AirSign.com. AirSign.com.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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