Glenn Beck: Will Bush pardon them?



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GLENN: First let me go to Pat Gray who, boy, oh, boy, in Houston, Texas. You guys are suffering from global warming of biblical proportions.

GRAY: Oh, like crazy. Yesterday the global warming has kicked in to the extent that didn't get out of the 30s in Houston, Texas yesterday. We were melting, melting. Oh, it's tragic, tragic.

GLENN: Let me ask you this, Pat. Global warming is so bad in Houston, Texas. When was the last time you had a snowstorm?

GRAY: Well, we actually had a snowstorm in 2004. That makes two this decade. Now, the time before that was thirty years ago. We've had two within four years in this. And see, that's because of the incredibly hot temperatures and melting of the icecaps and all of that, right? It snowed on Christmas Eve in 2004. This is the second -- it's tied for the earliest it's ever snowed in Houston. The last time it snowed this early -- you know, and it didn't stick but it did snow -- was 1944. In other words, we're burning up, we are burning up here.

GLENN: You are so hot. Did you not see the movie where they were all trapped in the New York library?

GRAY: Day after tomorrow, yeah. They had to escape from the cold that was sneaking up on them and you could see it running behind them, right? You could see it coming up on them behind them?

GLENN: Remember?

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: Do you see what's happening here?

GRAY: We're flash-freezing, aren't we?

GLENN: You are.

GRAY: It's getting so hot that it's becoming cold. Oh, boy.

GLENN: Look, it's the circle of life.

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: It gets to like 100 degrees.

GRAY: Right.

GLENN: And then in some cases -- 

GRAY: It's 100 below?

GLENN: It becomes 100 below. It's a circle. It's like the crazy genius thing.

GRAY: That makes perfect sense. It's like the idiots of Unt deal.

GLENN: Yeah, exactly right. And idiots does come to mind in this story but I'm sure it's only those Holocaust deniers and the people who deny global warming.

GRAY: They have got snowing, practically white-out conditions in New Orleans this morning in, by the way.

GLENN: You know what -- isn't that interesting. Oh, as Bush leaves, white-out conditions in New Orleans.

GRAY: See what I'm saying?

GLENN: See what I'm saying there? White-out. Why not blackouts, huh?


GRAY: I thought it was the chocolate city. No, not according to Bush. As soon as he leaves, yes, as you pointed out, white-out.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah. Anything he can do to make that city white.

All right. So Pat, tell me about Compean and Ramos.

GRAY: There's a real push behind the scenes to grant a commutation. They've, you know, all along the Bush administration has said, "Well, there's a process." Really? What was the process for the 177 you've commuted or pardoned so far? Did they all go through a specific -- no. Did Scooter Libby go through the process? No, he just, he granted him a pardon because it was a Draconian sentence. So anyway, now they've gone through all that process. They've filled out the papers, they formally requested it, they've gone through the pardon chief or czar or whoever that is and there's real, there's a real push in the Senate -- it's bipartisan actually, and in the congress and they are putting real pressure on the Justice Department and there's been apparently some movement within the Justice Department that this could become a reality. And they are pushing for a commutation rather than a pardon because we all know that this is way too personal and nobody's going to admit any kind of guilt or wrongdoing here. Fine. Just let them go home.

GLENN: Just let them go home.

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: They have already served more time than they would have if Johnny Sutton wouldn't have trumped up that charge.

GRAY: Right. Yes, that's right.

GLENN: So -- and nobody's asking for, you know, expunging of the record.

GRAY: Nope.

GLENN: Just time served, they're done.

GRAY: We're not asking for any mea culpas, we're not asking anybody to fall on their sword, no resignation. Just let them go home to their families and then they can work out the appeals process through the court system and deal with that. And I know they want to, but that's not what we're trying to get accomplished with the Bush administration now.

GLENN: Right. So what is the best way? Because I don't want people to write the White House and -- 

GRAY: No.

GLENN: And to be rude or anything. It's just got to be, "Look, please, please -- 

GRAY: Just do the right thing.

GLENN: Please let the right thing happen. They have served more time than they would have if it hadn't have been a game here. Please just let them go home to their families. Is the best way to deal with this, Pat, to make phone calls or to fax or to write, e-mail the White House or to leave it alone and call your congressman? What's the best thing to do?

GRAY: No, I would do all of those things. I would call -- but again, like you pointed out, it's got to be really respectful. I would keep it positive. I wouldn't try to place any blame, "Look, you did this, you did that." Let's not do any of that. Just, isn't it time these guys go home. Let's just let them go home to their families. Now they've served their time, they paid their price, they paid for the crime.

GLENN: If they done, if this doesn't happen, most likely these guys are going to be in jail for the full eleven years.

GRAY: That's what it looks like to me. Nobody's heard, as far as I know, Obama even mention them. I have no idea where he stands on it, none.

GLENN: Nor will he.

GRAY: No.

GLENN: Nor will he. This will be -- these guys are going to be forgotten. In about four weeks they will be completely forgotten if they are not taken care of right now.

GRAY: Yeah, that's -- 

GLENN: Go ahead.

GRAY: That's what we're afraid of is that if it doesn't happen now, it may never. So, yeah, the paperwork's all done. Next week is a critical, critical week for Ramos and Compean. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers and just do what you can. Phone calls, letters, and e-mail and very, very respectful and positive.

GLENN: Okay. Pat, keep me up to speed on this, will you?

GRAY: Okay.

GLENN: Whatever you do, for goodness sake, bundle up. Go to a library.

GRAY: Thank you.

GLENN: If you go to a library, bring some Dura-flame logs or whatever. Don't burn books. Don't burn books.

GRAY: Appreciate the safety tip.

GLENN: Thank you very much. All right, Pat Gray.

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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