Glenn Beck: Amputee Vet rides again



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GLENN: I have been telling you now for two years the story about Jake and Vanessa Keeslar. Jake was a -- is a veteran who lost both of his legs, and I brought you this story two years ago when he just started to walk. A year ago I said, is there somebody that can help this guy ride a bike again. Last night I brought you this story two years in the making but I didn't have a chance to talk to Bill Hattan, the guy who built him a custom-made bike, and Bill is on the phone with us now. Hi, Bill.

HATTAN: Hi, Glenn, it is a pleasure to talk to you again.

GLENN: You know, I have to tell you I've followed this story the whole time. Obviously we've been doing it now for two years and all of your efforts and I just think what you have done is absolutely amazing.

GLENN: Oh, thanks. Thanks, Glenn. You know, I really hope someday that I can meet you in person. I truly would like that and you're such an inspiration and I like how you tell is how it is.

GLENN: Thank you. I tell you we did everything we could to rearrange my schedule because I wanted to see Jake take the bike and ride it with you but the video was the next best thing. To be able to see that. And to see you guys take the ride. And you -- what's amazing to me is you're a guy who relates 100%. You lost your legs, and the only thing we had time to talk about on television was that it was in a construction accident. Could you just tell a little bit of that story, how you lost your legs?

HATTAN: Yeah, absolutely, Glenn. I was in work zone safety and that -- orange is still my favorite color, by the way. But I developed an intelligent transportation system to help traffic in work zones and we were setting up a test project for MDOT. I was a private contractor. But we were setting it up for MDOT for 94 and Joy Road in Detroit and we were there all day long. It was 6:00. I was supposed to go to a lug nuts baseball game with my family and I called my wife at that time and said, you know, I'm not going to make it; we're having a little bit of trouble with one of the trailers sending information to the master trailer and I said, but I should be out within 10 minutes. And we went down to one of the units that we had a little bit of concern on and my coworker Tania, we flipped a coin to see who was going to get out to calibrate the trailer, to check the trailer out and I lost the coin flip. And she said, Bill, you know, your voice mail's been ringing all day, why don't you try voice mail and then come back and meet up with me, and I said great. So I checked my voice mail and got out of my truck and next thing I heard was a big smack. And 45 days later after I woke up from a coma, I had learned that my coworker was killed instantly in the crash and it threw me for a tailspin, you know. As you know, I lost both of my legs, I went through 30 minutes of blood in the ER room, I had internal injuries, a broken pelvis in 15 places. I was on a fixator for eight weeks.

GLENN: I have to tell you, Bill, what you've done just with your life and just getting your life back and saying nothing's going to stop me is phenomenal and then, so you opened up Cool City Customs and you have how many people working for you?

HATTAN: I have seven guys.

GLENN: And you build some of the most beautiful bikes I have ever seen. And when Jake came to you, this was his design of a bike? This is what he had in mind?

HATTAN: Well, actually I took a lot of notes from Jake and knowing the concerns that he would have with being, you know, without two legs was definitely a challenge, but I met with Jake -- or I talked with Jake and got every desire that he wanted on a bike such as he wanted a knuckle head engine, he wanted an old school look, he wanted a soft tail design.

GLENN: I have to tell you just incredible work. We're going to include -- let's include the package, Dan, if you will, let's include the video in the newsletter and also a link to Bill's shop, CoolCityCustoms.com and that way you can see the other bikes that he and his crew make. Just a great job, Bill.

HATTAN: Oh, thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: Thanks for being a great guy, man.

HATTAN: You know what, like I said, I really would like to meet you someday and sit down and really have a good heart-to-heart talk.

GLENN: Next time you are in New York City or I make it out your way, we'll do that.

HATTAN: Oh, you promise?

GLENN: I promise.

HATTAN: All right, dude. I look forward to it.

GLENN: Thanks, man, appreciate it.

HATTAN: All right. Take care, Glenn. Bye-bye.

ATF agent caught taking photos of gun-buyer info — insists she's definitely NOT 'creating a registry'

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Black Metal Firearms owner David Nagel originally recorded on video an ATF inspector taking pictures of his company’s documents to show what the gun industry is up against in the current political climate, but what he caught on camera has now gone viral.

Nagel joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to reveal exactly what happened the day he captured the shocking video, the threats made by that ATF inspector against his regular customers, and the insults she hurled toward all gun owners.

According to Nagel, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Industry Operations Inspector Pamela Scott began conducting a routine review, but things quickly went sideways when she started taking photos of the shop's detailed sales records — including the identities of every gun buyer.

Nagel said he confronted Scott and even asked if she was "creating a registry," by collecting the personal information of his customers.

"No, that would be illegal," she allegedly answered.

That's when Nagel decided it was time to capture Scott's actions on video.

"We had quite a bit of recording," he told Glenn. "But a lot of it, we were not able to share because there was personal information visible in it, you know, contact numbers and things of that sort. So, we didn't want to put [all of the video] on blast."

The little bit he did "blast" out on Instagram garnered tens of thousands of views and received a wide range of both outrage and support.

Nagel went on to explain how Scott responded when he told her his customers would not be comfortable with her collecting their information.

"She said, 'well, it sounds like your customers are just being paranoid. Maybe I should look into them a little bit more.' Which I thought was really creepy," Nagel said.

"That's a threat," Glenn stated.

"And she said, 'you have a few gun nuts in there.' And I politely corrected her. I prefer gun enthusiasts. And she said, 'no, they're nuts,'" Nagel told Glenn. "That was a kind of backhanded way of describing the average American. Because, if we're all nuts, then what are you governing us for?"

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A video has been making the rounds on social media that appears to show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) telling Fox News host Sean Hannity and Lara Trump that the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was “not a raid.”

The video, which has been viewed more than 3.5 million times as of this writing, was captioned "Ron DeSantis went on Hannity and things got SPICY." The (very badly) altered video inserted footage of DeSantis at a 2020 press conference to look like he was correcting Hannity's use of the word "raid" to describe the recent Mar-a-Lago debacle.

“It’s not a raid. With all due respect. It was not a raid. They were serving valid process in accordance with the laws and Constitution of the United States and the state of Florida. They did it with integrity. They did it with honor. And to say it’s a raid is disinformation," DeSantis says in the video, kicking off the alleged "spicy" back and forth.

Both Reuters and AP News have issued fact-checks to debunk the doctored video, because apparently people on Twitter can't decern the extremally, blatantly, painfully obvious alterations for themselves.

Did people really not notice that Hannity is stuck in a weird time loop that makes him appear to be suffering some sort of seizure? Or the way Lara's face is frozen mid-blink? Or how about DeSantis' beyond-even-the-world's-worst-mouth-breather default position when Hannity is speaking? And if none of that clued folks in, surely the crazy chyron would do the trick, right?

Maybe not.

DeSantis' then-press secretary Christina Pushaw (who just resigned from her job as press secretary to work as the rapid response director for the governor's re-election campaign) had to step in to set the record straight.

Gov. DeSantis joined Glenn Beck on the most recent "Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about the unrelenting leftist and media attacks accusing him of tyranny, and scaremongering about how he'll "kill" our "democracy."

DeSantis is unafraid to call out their lies and keep Florida on the front lines for freedom. When Disney tried to protest his Parental Rights in Education law, he stood his ground — and won. He did the same with CRT and woke prosecutors.

Now gearing up to take on ESG.

In the video clip below, he details what his state has already done, what the legislature is preparing to do, and why he's calling on other states to join in his anti-ESG battle: "If we pooled our voting rights together, we would be able to counteract what California and New York and a lot of these other pension plans are doing."

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'Like Hunter Biden without the hookers': Why did Nancy Pelosi's son REALLY join Taiwan trip?

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Nearly everyone, from President Joe Biden to the head of the United Nations, agreed that California Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan was dangerous. Even former President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, Max Baucus, said Pelosi's actions made Biden look even weaker than he already does — and that's really saying something.

So, why did Pelosi risk global war and go against her own party? If you listen to Politco, she's got a "decades-long" beef with China and just wanted to show support for the Asian nation, but the timing of her trip suggests there’s likely more to the story.

On "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposed the Pelosi family's (including her son) lucrative connections to Taiwanese companies and revealed how certain business deals directly related to their trip to Taiwan.

"Nancy Pelosi and her husband and their son ... they love money as a family. By the way, did you know her son went on that trip and was doing business with, oh, wow, some of the people she was meeting with? Did you know that?" Glenn asked. "Sounds a little like Hunter Biden without the hookers and the crack."

Glenn pointed out that when Pelosi was elected to Congress, "somewhere in the late 1700s," her net worth was about $3 million, but by 2008 her family's wealth had ballooned to $31 million. By the end of the Obama term, her wealth had doubled to $61 million, and just two years later it shot up to $114 million.

"Wow! That is not bad beans for a meager public servant. They [Pelosi and her husband] must be master investors and it just took getting elected to public office to truly unlock that secret," Glenn quipped. "Or they were privy to some sort of information that the rest of us don't have access to, kinda like the sale of $5 million in computer chip stock before Congress voted on a recent semiconductor bill," he continued.

"But, surely, Taiwan has nothing to do with their own little private cash machine, right? ... I'm sure it had nothing to do with her husband's stock trading of companies that make computer chips. And it has nothing to do with, at the same time, Nancy is working on a semiconductor bill. It surely has nothing to do with the fact that the largest semiconductor manufacturer, TSMC, is right there in Taiwan, right? I mean, surely, with all of this heat, Nancy Pelosi would be smart enough not to be seen anywhere near Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers," Glenn said.

"I'm not saying this might double the Pelosis' millions again, but I'm not not saying that either, you know?" he added.



On the radio program, Glenn continued to break down the hushed business deals between the Pelosi family and Taiwanese companies and revealed how it all directly relates to their not-at-all suspicious trip to the Asian nation.

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This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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