Winners of Mercury One's Annual Fundraiser Raffle Pick up Their Prize: A Brand New GMC Truck

Mercury One held their annual gala in November and it was a smashing success. Enough money was raised to keep the ship running and ensure that the nonprofit can continue to be a service to victims of natural disasters, persecuted Christians in the Middle East, survivors of global human trafficking and other causes.

There were several ways to donate, including the now infamous armadillo race, as well as a raffle for a GMC Canyon. Cynthia and David Bray of Battle Ground, Washington turned their one raffle ticket into the trip of a lifetime to visit the studios and drive their prize home.

Jeffy may have cheated his way to a win in the armadillo race, but despite his best efforts, he couldn't find a way to rig the raffle to come away with a new truck.

Take a listen to their interview above and hear Jeffy try to bribe them with cash in his last ditch effort to snag the prize.

PAT: With Pat and Stu. 888-727-BECK.

We welcome to the studio -- I mean, I use welcome loosely. Jeffy Fisher.

STU: Boo.

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: You're welcome.

STU: People just boo when Jeffy walks in.

JEFFY: People do, or you?

STU: Well, I'm a person. So I think it qualifies. Jeffy is joining us. We have a -- Jeffy, if you don't remember this, we had the Mercury One gala, what was it? Back in December. November.

JEFFY: Yes.

STU: And Jeffy was there, unfortunately. They let him in the doors.

PAT: Well, he cheated during the entire lead-up to the armadillo race. And then he cheated at the actual armadillo race.

STU: Right. If you don't remember, we were raising money for the great causes that Mercury One does, including freeing people all around the world and saving them. And we were talking about the armadillo race. For some reason, this got worked into the conversation, which made no sense. But we had to raise money for our armadillo to win the armadillo race. And Jeffy cheated to raise the most money, first of all.

He cheated.

PAT: Oh, yes. Yes, he did. He was working with the people who ran the thing.

STU: What!

PAT: And I believe like every other donation, no matter who it was given to, went to him.

STU: Right.

PAT: He set it up in advance.

JEFFY: If you sleep better at night believe that, you go right ahead.

PAT: I know for a fact that you did that. I know for a fact that's what you did.

JEFFY: Oh, you did?

PAT: Yes, I do. Yes, I do. You'll see it.

STU: And shockingly, Jeffy found a loophole in the rules to abuse them.

PAT: The problem with the armadillos was, they were stupid.

STU: Very stupid armadillos.

PAT: And they didn't know where they were supposed to go. So they'd start heading one way, and then they decided, oh, got to go back there. So Jeffy picked up the track behind them and pushed them along, making them go only forward.

JEFFY: By the way, that rule has been changed. I've been alerted that that rule has now been changed in armadillo racing rules.

PAT: That's what I heard.

JEFFY: I found that out as soon as I also got my plaque, for being inducted into the jockey armadillo Hall of Fame.

STU: Jeffy is basically the Belicheck of armadillo racing. Like he's always finding the little loophole in the rule to exploit it. And then they change the rule the next year.

JEFFY: I mean, all you have to do is say, hey, congratulations, then we'll move on.

STU: Congratulations. Not to you, but Cynthia and David Bray who are joining us. From -- you guys are from Washington?

VOICE: Battle Ground, yeah.

STU: Very cool.

PAT: Where is that? That's near Vancouver, right?

VOICE: Right. Northeast. About 15 miles.

JEFFY: Yeah. Way up there.

PAT: It's like suburban Vancouver? Okay.

And you guys are the raffle winners of the beautiful truck that was raffled off.

VOICE: Yep.

(laughter)

VOICE: That's what they tell me.

STU: Kind of a big deal. So what car do you have now? What are you replacing?

VOICE: Another little truck. Maybe.

STU: He's got another little truck?

VOICE: He has a '93 Ford.

JEFFY: Junker.

PAT: A '93?

VOICE: I'll have to get used to the power windows because --

JEFFY: That's right.

STU: That's great. You guys -- you say this all the time, but you don't have to show up to win the raffle. You guys were not actually at the Mercury One gala.

VOICE: No.

VOICE: No.

STU: You, what? Heard us talking about it on the air?

VOICE: Yep.

STU: And just took a flier. How many tickets did you buy? Did you buy 100 --

VOICE: I bought one.

STU: One. One ticket, that's it? That's amazing!

PAT: That's pretty awesome. That's pretty awesome.

STU: Because I buy one ticket all the time, and I never win.

PAT: I've never won these things. Have you guys ever won anything before?

VOICE: Not like this.

VOICE: Well, he has. But only when I sign him up. I signed up myself this time.

STU: Wait a minute. If you sign him up, I think it's your prize. You should at least deserve 50 percent of the prize.

VOICE: This one is mine.

STU: This one is yours. You're going to be driving it yourself. This is awesome. You have listened to Glenn for how long?

VOICE: Oh, since way back on Fox.

STU: Really? So long-time listeners. This is really cool.

JEFFY: I know. It's great.

STU: Because we would have hated it if you were, actually, I'm a big Piers Morgan fan.

VOICE: No.

JEFFY: Just give me the truck.

(laughter)

STU: I'm going to take this. I'm going to sell it and donate it all to some left-wing charity. That would be very disappointing.

PAT: All the proceeds goes G to Planned Parenthood. That would have been bad.

STU: Rough turn to the story.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Well, Jeffy is our congenial host here, and he's going to walk you guys out around the corner. Can we -- can you move here?

JEFFY: Yeah, yeah.

STU: I will say that Jeffy moves really slow, but follow him.

JEFFY: Walk you out so you can see the truck. Drive this back to Washington.

STU: Go ahead.

VOICE: Yep.

STU: And you guys are going to drive it back, huh? You can keep your headphones on while you walk out, so we can talk to you. Very cool.

VOICE: Okay.

STU: Cynthia and David Bray, all the way from Washington. They're going to drive this thing back.

JEFFY: Now, as we're walking back here, before we get to the truck, I've got an envelope with some cash in it, and I'll make you a deal. I'll make you a deal. You take the envelope with the cash, and I keep the truck.

VOICE: Oh, I don't think so.

PAT: I don't think so. Yeah, smart move.

JEFFY: I know the envelope looks big, but they're big bills.

STU: I don't know -- it would have to be the Woodrow Wilson $100,000 bill to make that worthwhile, and it probably isn't.

JEFFY: Shh. Shh.

STU: Oh. Coming around the corner here.

VOICE: Yeah.

VOICE: Yeah.

PAT: So you've seen the truck now?

JEFFY: It's a beautiful Dodge Canyon.

VOICE: No. GMC.

PAT: GMC Canyon.

STU: Stupid Jeffy.

Very cool that they donated this through Mercury One. You guys should get in and start it. Let's see if Jeffy took the engine yet.

JEFFY: Absolutely.

STU: My impression is that Jeffy probably stole something out of this truck, considering he was in charge of this project.

PAT: It's got no radio. No air-conditioning system. It's all in the back of Jeffy's car right now. Oh. They just fired it up.

STU: I could hear it. It started. That's a good sign.

PAT: Yep. Yep very exciting.

STU: Cynthia and David Bray, a truck from Mercury One. And not only did they get a free truck, they also helped all sorts of people around the world. People involved in all sorts of terrible things. You know, multiple millions of dollars saved, donated to help save Christians in the Middle East.

You don't have to keep the car -- we're all going to die of fumes if you keep the thing running. We're inside. You do realize that. You can turn it off now, unless you want to utilize it to run Jeffy over. That is okay.

JEFFY: I think that's what they were going to do.

STU: All right.

Thank you, Cynthia and David. And thank you on a much smaller level to Jeffy. And thank you to everyone who donated to Mercury One.

You know, a lot of times, you donate money. You kind of forget that you even did it. It's going to really, really good things. Glenn is going to be back next week to announce kind of a cool new initiative that they're doing. Which is a big deal. Glenn is not known for understating the things he wants to accomplish. This next one is going to be ridiculous. It's a really cool announcement. He's going to be coming out with next week. To help an incredibly devastating problem around the world. And that's going to be all next week. On the TV show, you'll get a taste of that as well next week. We'll be talking about it here on radio as well. I don't know if you'll get a free car out of it. But you'll probably get something even better.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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