Glenn Beck: Ted Nugent

GLENN: Ted Nugent, a man that I am proud to say that I hope I can call you a friend. Ted, what a great guy and always a pleasure to have you on the program.

NUGENT: Well, back at you, Glenn. I would like to use the word blood brothers, man. I believe that you are there for people who you care about as the Nugent family is with you.

GLENN: Well, thank you very much. Okay, so you did something, and I don't know if I've really told this story. About a year ago, I think, I was doing a fundraiser for a family that I met and it was just this great family up in Idaho and I met them and the second time I ran into the family, I was so impressed with the family and they have several of their kids -- well, all of them have been affected one way or another with muscular dystrophy and the daughter had a rare stomach disease and she died as a teenager. Now, all of them are in wheelchairs, and mom and dad just struggling to make it and they are the most hopeful, optimistic family that I've ever met. And I said to myself when I left them, I said, you know what, I've got to do something

I did a fundraiser. Right before I went on stage, you called me. I don't even know how you found out, but you called me right, literally right before I went on stage and you said, "Why didn't you tell me, man. They're all hunters. I want to do something."

NUGENT: Well, I tracked you down because I am a bow hunter, man. I can get you wherever you go, Beck, I promise you.

GLENN: It was bizarre. I looked on my cell phone and like, it's Ted Nugent.

NUGENT: I just wanted to make sure I put the spotlight on the overwhelming good that is alive and well in America. And let me just really simply say that I'm a pretty tough guy. I made it on my own. I fought a lot of battles in my life. I like to think I'm pretty strong and pretty individual and rugged and capable, but I've got to tell you, Glenn, after spending the week down there in Texas with Rick Clark and Chris and Russell and Lael and Ben, I am a stronger man, I am a more appreciative man, I am a better man because of spending the time not just with the Clarks but with the Knowlton family and Pete and Paul Wilson and all the volunteers, all the helpers, the tough guys that helped Chris and Russ and Lael and Ben. They really can't get out of their chairs, you know, and -- 

GLENN: Yeah, they're to the point to where they can't even -- because they're hunters.

NUGENT: And they love -- you know, I think I've about convinced you now that there's a spirituality to the outdoor lifestyle, especially in hunting camp.

GLENN: Can I tell you something, Ted? I thought of you the other day. My son came up to me and he said -- because he's been talking about, you know, when can I get my own gun, Dad." And I'm like, "You're 4. So it will be a while." He came up to me and he sat down in my lap. We were just talking and it was so great. My 4-year-old says to me, Dad, Uncle Adam and I, we're all going hunting together. And I said, oh, are we? He said, yep, yep, I talked to Uncle Adam, we're going to go hunting. We're going to hunt for bear and then we're going to go to the moon.

NUGENT: Of course we are. That's the kind of dreams I like right there.

GLENN: That's right.

NUGENT: In fact, you know what we ought to do, Glenn, we ought to go hunting for bear on moon.

GLENN: That's what I said, combine them. He said, Dad, there's no bears on the moon.

NUGENT: Glenn, you opened up the spotlight to the Clark family. I knew if they wanted to hunt, that they were limited, that they would love to get back in the outdoors and I've got to tell you, the smiles, the laughter, the tears, every day tears of joy flowed at the Knowltons' Laguna Vista ranch. The volunteers, the father Rick and certainly this old guitar player, the fortification, the awakening, the positive energy and the spirit that you talked about the Clarks, my God, was it contagious.

GLENN: Amazing.

NUGENT: And it just glowed nonstop. So thank you for putting the spotlight on that.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

NUGENT: And remember that hunting is in our soul. And when a family like the Clarks miss it. I was so proud to share that campfire as they relive it again. This Pete Ogden, White Bridge Tooling created this apparatus to go on their chairs with the same joystick as the chair and they were able to kill 13 big game animals without leaving their wheelchairs, man.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

NUGENT: It's unbelievable.

GLENN: That's good. So Ted, let me just switch gears with you here because time is limited and I want to talk to you. You know, gun sales are up 10 to 30% right now.

NUGENT: Good.

GLENN: And I really -- you are darn right good. I really, for the first time in my life, I mean, I was afraid, on September 11th I thought, oh, man, what is happening to us. Even though I knew what was happening to us, it still had some fear in me. But I knew we were going to make it because we would always be America. And I said on the air, nothing will ever come and destroy us. We will only destroy ourself. I am truly fearful that we are on the verge of destroying ourselves and our First Amendment rights and our Second Amendment rights could go away in a blink of an eye. Do you think that's crazy?

NUGENT: Certainly that fear and danger exists, but I think it always has. And yes, it's more demonstrative right now. But here's my take on it, Glenn. And remember, I've shared already this season just in October, I've shared probably 30 hunting camps in 30 different areas with just people from every imaginable walk of life. All my friends were already armed to the teeth because we have an instinct to protect ourselves and defend our families. I am convinced that the surge in gun sales is a good thing and that the vast, vast majority of them, just like the vast majority of Americans every day who are armed, will use them properly, logically, and legally. It is the lunatic fringe that is being emboldened during this economic disaster right now.

GLENN: Yes.

NUGENT: And if they want to attack good people to take our stuff and increase crime, I have an invitation on the Glenn Beck show: Let's get it on.

GLENN: You scare me and give me hope.

NUGENT: Thank you.

GLENN: Because you scare me.

NUGENT: You are talking, the Alamo is our friend.

GLENN: I know, I know, brother. You know, I love -- one of the best lines I had ever heard came from Davy Crockett when he was being weasels. He said, you know what, you can all go to hell. I'll going to Texas.

NUGENT: Bingo. Glenn, guess who else said that?

GLENN: You?

NUGENT: Yeah, baby. Glenn, you've got to come down to Texas. The Knowlton family down there, you've got to meet the people that I hang with. It is hope embodied. The greatest people, people who will give until they can't give any more and then they will still give you some more.

GLENN: Yeah. And you know why that is? Because they rely on themselves.

NUGENT: Bingo.

GLENN: When you rely on yourself, you are a self-made person. You don't owe anybody for anything. I mean, even all the way down to debt. When you get yourself into debt, you are a slave to the people you owe money to.

NUGENT: Bingo. I just signed a copy for you, Glenn. It should be showing up any day, of Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto. The Clark family logic, the logic of everybody I know, everybody I know about being the best that they can be, setting the alarm clock, taking care of business. It is embodied in my book, Ted, White and Blue and it is a celebration of what I witness every day, the good still outweighs the bad and the ugly, but the good must fight to minimize the bad and the ugly. That's the forward motion of America.

GLENN: Ted, love you. Talk to you again, man.

NUGENT: God speed.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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