Pat Gray's Nonexistent Future in Country Music

Let's put this as kindly as possible. Pat Gray, co-host of The Glenn Beck Program, should stick to rock music, particularly from the late '70s, '80s and possible the early '90s. How do we know? Inspired by country music guest Aaron Watson, Pat wrote his own little country ditty, and it goes a little somethin' like this:

Well, I got in my truck

Because my wife said I suck

So I drove to the bar

Because I got a flat tire

So I got real drunk

Forgot my dog in the trunk

And he died

"How was the dog in the trunk of a truck?" Glenn asked.

"I didn't say it was a perfect country song," Pat replied.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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GLENN: You don't like country music.

PAT: I don't -- well, I wrote you a song.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: To show why I --

GLENN: You wrote me a song.

PAT: I wrote you a song.

GLENN: Why didn't you play it when he was here?

PAT: I didn't want to show I am up.

JEFFY: Oh, wait.

GLENN: He's here.

[Laughter]

Come on.

AARON: Pat, I have to hear the song. I mean, I get it. They told me that you're actually in the Backstreet Boys fan club.

PAT: I'm more like, you know, the led Zeppelin Boston --

AARON: Oh, those are fine country bands. Those are great country bands.

PAT: I had a hard time resisting asking you if you knew any led Zeppelin.

AARON: Going to make you sweat, going to make you --

GLENN: He does. He does.

AARON: I got it.

GLENN: Now, you wrote this.

PAT: I wrote this country song from scratch.

AARON: Just now?

PAT: Yeah, just now.

GLENN: It's good so far.

PAT: Well, I got in my truck.

[Laughter]

Because my wife said I suck. So I drove to the bar.

GLENN: Going to be a train here some place.

PAT: Because I got a flat tire.

STU: Bar and tire. Not really --

PAT: So I got real drunk.

GLENN: Got it.

PAT: Forgot my dog in the trunk.

STU: Why was it in there in the first place?

GLENN: Why was the dog --

PAT: And he died.

[Laughter]

Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

[Applause]

Thank you. Thank you.

GLENN: Now, that just came to you?

PAT: Just came to you. Little country song.

STU: Why was the dog in a trunk?

GLENN: Of a truck.

PAT: Because it's always beer. It's always a bar. It's always divorce. It's always --

GLENN: Well, a train.

PAT: And I forgot the train. But the dog --

GLENN: But how was the dog in the trunk of a truck?

PAT: I didn't say it was a perfect country song.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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