Glenn Beck: Big & Rich


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GLENN: I just played this song just a few minutes ago and I want to hear just a bit of it again. And there's a reason for it.

(Music playing)

GLENN: John Rich from Big & Rich sent this to me. It's just been released nationwide and John is on the phone. Mr. John Rich, how are you, sir?

RICH: I'm good, Glenn, how are you doing?

GLENN: Oh, blood's shooting out of my eyes and thank god somebody else has enough blood left in their system to do something about it.

RICH: Let me tell you something. A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in my house in Nashville watching the news and I became so disgusted and outraged at what I was seeing that this bailout money was going to these guys who had run their companies into the ground and then here's this joker getting on his private jet and flying out of town laughing at me and every other taxpayer in the country, I mean laughing like it's some type -- like he really pulled a really cool trick, man. He got to run the company into the ground and still get his bonus and still take his private jet right back to wherever it was he came from. So I had two choices. I could throw my fist through the television or I could pick up a blank sheet of paper and a pencil and start writing a song. So I chose the latter of the two and I wrote that song, "Shutting Detroit Down.

GLENN: I have to tell you, John, I said to somebody just on Friday, I thank God every day I have this job because I feel like I have a voice. Most people don't have that to do. They can't go and do what I do. They can't do what I just did. And I just think there is a bubbling cauldron of trouble because people do feel it. This Chris Dodd thing or Charlie Rangel not paying his taxes or Timothy Geithner going to be running the IRS and yet he cheated on his taxes and they just said, "No problem." And now we have Tom Daschle not paying his taxes. How do you expect, do you think people to take this?

Last time I checked, when I don't pay my taxes, I got the IRS so far down my throat, that's all I can think about until we get straight. I've got friends that owed the IRS $300 or $400 that the IRS came after. It boggles my mind. It makes you wonder, well, who exactly is running the IRS and why exactly are they letting these particular people get away with such nonsense like that.

GLENN: We now know who's running the IRS, a guy who cheats on his taxes.

RICH: There you go.

GLENN: John, I don't know what you have planned this week. Can I get you to come into New York and perform this on the TV for us this week?

RICH: Possibly. I'm out here on the West Coast. Here's what happened, Glenn.

GLENN: What is -- wait, wait. What is wrong with you? You're where?

RICH: I'm on the West Coast.

GLENN: Again, why? Are you --

RICH: There's a lot of country radio stations, a lot of country music fans, there really are.

GLENN: Let me tell you, in every concert you give, you need to say, "By the way, I'm not saying you should move into the center of the country but I'm not not saying it, either."

RICH: Well, you know, here's the interesting trick because you are on radio and television, you get a lot of e-mails and stuff like that from people and hear what's going on. I'm actually on a tour bus. In the past five weeks, Glenn, I've hit over 70 cities from South Florida to New Hampshire all the way through the Mid-west, now on the West Coast playing this song Shutting Detroit Down for all these stations. So I actually see these people in person. It is unbelievable the amount of agony that these people are in out here and even more than that, I'm talking infuriated. I mean like people wanting a glue car march in Washington which I think is exactly what should happen. You want to call -- you think the Million Man March was a big deal? How about a blue car march on Washington? How about we put about 5 million farmers, schoolteachers, truckdrivers and autoworkers up in their backyard and see how they like it.

GLENN: I tell you, it is the same thing. I did 65 cities in the month of December and I felt the same -- I've never -- how long have you been touring in your life, John? How long have you been traveling around the country?

RICH: I turned 35 January 7th and I got on a tour bus when I was 19 years old for 16 years.

GLENN: Have you ever seen this country like it is today? I have never seen this country and the people of this country so angry with their own government. And it's not a Republican/Democrat thing. This is a politician/people thing.

RICH: This is an American thing. We are being absolutely laughed at, belittled, disrespected to such a degree, I'm telling you they don't even know -- that's why when I wrote in the song, I said here in the real world they're shutting Detroit down because they don't live in the real world.

GLENN: No.

RICH: Those people up there, passing the law to send billions and billions of dollars to people just going to mishandle it again, when's the last time they had to wonder what they were going to eat next week. When's the last time they had to decide, "Am I going to put gas in the car or food on the table." That is the decisions people are making every single day across this country. And then to turn on your television and see this jackass getting in his jet or spending one point some odd million dollars decorating his office with this $30,000 toilet, they should be taken out in the schoolyard and have their lights punched out as far as I'm concerned and this song is my way of doing that.

GLENN: Well, I love it, John, an we'll talk again. Let's see when we can get you in the studio to perform this.

GLENN: I'll be there as soon as I can, Glenn. I appreciate the opportunity. I love listening to you, man. You say it like it is.

GLENN: I appreciate it, John. John Rich, Shutting Detroit Down is the name of the song and it is right on the money.

President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

Watch the clip to get Glenn's take on what's coming next and how to prepare yourself and your family.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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