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GLENN: The morning show host at KSEV in Houston, Texas, our affiliate in Houston and my best friend, Pat Gray, welcome to the program, Pat, how are you?

GRAY: I'm good, how are you?

GLENN: Very good.

GRAY: You are on live right now.

GLENN: That's fantastic.

GRAY: Kind of cool.

GLENN: Yeah, we're glad to be on live in Houston and glad to have you on. Pat, tell me about the thought that you have on Barack Obama. Is there any way Barack Obama doesn't win this election?

GRAY: Oh, yeah, I think there's a way he doesn't win.

GLENN: Really? How?

GRAY: Well, we have to get the message out that the guy's a Marxist. I think that's the way he doesn't win. I don't think America

GLENN: Why do you use the old language of division?

GRAY: I know, isn't that horrible? That's just, that's it's insensitive. It's not loving.

GLENN: No.

GRAY: It just happens to be the truth and

GLENN: But it's the politics of division.

GRAY: I know.

GLENN: It's the using of the old labels.

GRAY: I know. It's a label that goes back to, well, I guess Karl Marx, doesn't it.

GLENN: Yes.

GRAY: And Vladimir Lenin when he finally put it into practice. So it is, it is old language but I think it's appropriate to resurrect it right now. With all the talk of collectivism and the common good and rich versus poor, I think it's appropriate. I think it's appropriate.

GLENN: I just had a guy on the phone from Portland. He is part of the morning show here and he is way, way liberal. He defected. Now we have Dan Boren of Oklahoma, the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation. He said that while Barack Obama has talked about working with the Republicans, unfortunately the record does not reflect working in a bipartisan fashion. He said he's the most liberal senator in congress, he has no intention of endorsing him for the White House. He is defecting. He's a Democrat and he's defecting from Barack Obama.

GRAY: Wow.

GLENN: This thing could this thing could implode.

GRAY: Wow, and I hope it does. Because, you know, that's exactly the point, isn't it? He's presented himself as the great uniter. When has he ever reached across the aisle to compromise, to not be quite as leftist as he's been known to be? Whereas, John McCain does it all the time.

GLENN: Yeah.

GRAY: And we see that all the time. And the uniter? No.

GLENN: John McCain is the Democratic nominee. You know what I mean?

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: He's the guy that the Democrats should have nominated. He is to the left but center left. He, you know, likes big government when he likes, you know, what they're doing, where conservatives are supposed to hate big government. Democrats like big government on certain things, and that's John McCain. He's the blue dog Democrat kind of President. He's not a Republican.

GRAY: Not in the least.

GLENN: And yet, but Barack Obama is the socialist party. We have a choice between a Democrat and a Marxist.

GRAY: Yeah, it's a pretty bad choice. Pretty bad choice and yet, like you said, that's the old way, that's the language of division, it's hatred. And we were told by Maureen Dowd in her column today that, you know, we've got some sort of witch hunt or, what was it, kill the witch program going against his blessed wife Michelle right now. You are not supposed to notice she has never been proud of her country in her adult life. You are not supposed to notice her message of force and that Barack Obama's going to require and demand certain things of us. We're not supposed to notice any of that.

GLENN: Yeah, those are her exact words, too.

GRAY: Yes.

GLENN: That he will demand that you are involved.

GRAY: And require. And he will not allow you to go back to your life as you knew it. What? I still want to live in America. I don't want my President to be the czar or the king, to demand, require and not allow me to do certain things?

GLENN: Do you remember, Pat, when Michael Moore we both talked about this. We warned, both of us on the air: Democrats, you don't know what you're getting into bed with, you're in so much trouble. Remember, you and I, you and I were both talking about George Bush and I remember you saying to me, because I said, "Pat, I can't do the George Bush thing anymore." And you said, I am so far off that George Bush bandwagon. And we talked about it and you said, if you are going to say something, you better be careful because a lot of Republicans aren't there yet. And we talked about how do we bring Republicans, how do we say to conservatives, you know, look, you've got to wake up because people were just, they were in that herd mentality. They were in that, "Hey, we've got to stand together as Republicans." And that had to stop. And at the same time we had that conversation, we said the Democrats are being duped as well.

GRAY: Absolutely.

GLENN: And they just haven't woken up.

GRAY: Yeah, and how many rank and file Democrats want Marxist ideological in the White House? They don't.

GLENN: They don't.

GRAY: They just don't understand. They see the hope, the change, they see the charisma, they start chanting his name and passing out in the crowd but they don't listen to what he is really saying.

GLENN: Because he's not saying anything.

GRAY: I know it.

GLENN: His wife is saying it.

GRAY: Well, his wife is saying plenty and then his is your gates like, well, Chucky Schumer was saying yesterday how they want to take these profits and demand and require what to do.

GLENN: So does John McCain!

GRAY: I know.

GLENN: John McCain does, too. I mean, I John McCain didn't fly back to Washington to stop that. He didn't vote. Neither did Barack Obama. These guys are the biggest weasels I've ever seen. This country deserves so much more. How did we end with these two?

GRAY: And where, where are the giblets, where's the spine of any of the Republicans? Fortunately yesterday they had the nerve to stand up and say no to the windfall profit thing. You know, but the demonization of big oil continues and if they are allowed to take these profits and do with it what they choose, either put it into their own coffers or force oil companies to do certain things with them, you are going to see the oil supply dry up. I mean, not only are you not going to pay $4 or $5 a gallon for it, you are not going to have it. And then there's going to be a real problem in this country.

GLENN: I talk to Ben Stein today. You know, Ben Stein is a real optimist and he's a guy who's like, Glenn, we have been through tough times before. He's been trying to talk me out of the insanity tree for quite some time. He said to me today, he said, Glenn, you're not going to have oil. You won't have oil. If, if Barack Obama or John McCain gets in and they start taking apart these profits and taking them away and taxing and penalizing these oil companies, if that happens, you won't have oil. And then all bets are off.

GRAY: And this is on a profit margin of 4 cents a gallon. Yeah, they sell a lot. It's volume, volume, volume. They sell a lot of oil. So they make a lot of money. But it's 4 cents a gallon. The government's making 18 cents a gallon or more?

GLENN: Obscene profit, what about their obscene profit? They haven't done anything for it!

GRAY: Nothing, nothing. And yet big oil is the problem. What about big jewelry? Let's talk about the 3,000% markup of diamonds. When is congress going to go after big jewelry?

GLENN: No, I want to know, because profit margin is 8.5% for the oil companies. The breweries, the profit margin is 10.5 or 10.7%. I want to know when we're going to go after Budweiser, Cindy McCain.

GRAY: Yeah, that's going to happen.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, you bet that will. It helps when you're sleeping with the President, the possible next President of the United States. That's the ultimate insider. Thanks, Pat, we'll talk to you again.

GRAY: Bye.

GLENN: You bet, bye bye. Here's our number, 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK.


 

The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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