Glenn interviews Dave Thomas

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GLENN: Do you have the audio of Bob Inglis?

PAT: Yes. Yes, we do.

GLENN: Okay. So the audio of ‑‑ here's Bob Inglis when he said, "Oh, you people at the town halls."

STU: He said "You people" again.

GLENN: Yeah, but he's black. So he can get away with it.

STU: He is? Oh, everybody in Washington. I forgot.

GLENN: He's from Washington. Remember?

STU: Forgot.

GLENN: Everybody from Washington's black. So Bob Inglis, I guess the latest addition to the African‑American community, is speaking here and saying that we tea partygoers, we racists, I guess, need to stop listening to Glenn Beck. Here was the response. It was a quiet response, wasn't it? It was a very, very quiet response. It was almost nothing. There was ‑‑ this is when ‑‑

STU: The acoustics in that room were not good, though. So we don't know ‑‑

GLENN: All right. So here it is. Here it is.

PAT: Hang on just a second.

STU: I mean, I would say keep talking until he gives us the signal.

VOICE: Pat's audio vault.

"Turn Glenn Beck Off" - Bob Inglis (R-SC)

PAT: Are you ready for my audio vault?

GLENN: Ready for the audio.

PAT: Here it is.

(Audio playing)

GLENN: So turn Glenn Beck off.

STU: Popular with the constituents.

PAT: Yeah. They are eating that up.

GLENN: Anyway, it didn't go over well for Bob Inglis. Now Bob Inglis has come out with another fantastic position that I'm behind and that is Joe

WILSON: Son is a bad man and should be punished.

STU: Ee‑vil.

GLENN: Ee‑vil. So in a completely unrelated turn of events, we have South Carolina State Senator Dave Thomas on the phone who is running against Bob Inglis, maybe the second politician today that I come out and endorse. Let's go to Dave. Hello, Dave, how are you?

THOMAS: Glenn, good morning from the fourth congressional district where everybody's wanting to turn Glenn Beck on. But we don't get your radio show. We only see you on Fox, of course.

GLENN: Really?

THOMAS: Yeah. So you are ‑‑

GLENN: So this isn't going to help you.

THOMAS: Well, listen.

GLENN: Maybe I'll just ‑‑ you send me a phone book. I may just call people all day today in your district.

THOMAS: I've served with, I served with Joe in the state Senate for I guess about 14 years, something like that, and he is such a gentleman. If you met Joe and got to know him, you would be ‑‑ anybody would. He is the most genteel fella you ever want to meet in the world. He had really been working this immigration thing in the healthcare bill. So it was emotionally really pent up in him. And I had talked to him about it. He had tried two times to get amendments passed to make sure there were teeth in the legislation to enforce the issue. And, you know, you can have all the stuff you want, Glenn. If you don't have enforcement, it's not there. So when the president says the words that he said and Joe had been working on this thing so hard, you know, he said that's just not true; you lie.

GLENN: Well, here's the ‑‑ I mean, here's the thing. The president was wrong. According to the congressional, what is it, the congressional report that came out, that's wrong. But you don't even have to go there. All you have to do is use logic. Are we going to turn illegal aliens away at the hospital? The answer is... no. So they do get free healthcare. The healthcare that is crippling our hospitals, people without insurance going to the hospital to get care in the emergency room. So they are going to get universal health coverage, is not a reform that's going to take the weight off of our system. Now, here you are, Dave. I didn't know that ‑‑ by the way, any relation to Dave Thomas from Wendy's?

THOMAS: I wish. But unfortunately it's not the case. I'm just ‑‑

GLENN: Because if you had Frosties in your genealogy, man, I would have come out and endorsed you right now.

THOMAS: I'm a chocolate milk shake fanatic, and I like them malted. I don't know about you, but ‑‑

GLENN: Okay, I'm leaning your direction.

THOMAS: Glenn, you know, an interesting thing, let me just quick say it is the case that he said that, turn Glenn Beck off. Now, the thing is there's so many people that are Glenn Beck fans here in the upstate that watch you just faithfully every night, what's the possibility of not necessarily for an endorsement but just to get you here for a rally that would be a ‑‑ and not necessarily a tea party rally. Just get Glenn ‑‑ I want Glenn Beck here in the upstate of ‑‑ now, this is Greenville. This is between Atlanta and Charlotte. It's a big metro area. There are millions of people in this area. And could ‑‑

GLENN: How many of them want to kill me?

THOMAS: None of them.

GLENN: None of them?

THOMAS: This is a conservative ‑‑

GLENN: So will Bob Inglis, he will then be in another part of the country?

THOMAS: He might be peeking over the fence or something.

GLENN: Right.

THOMAS: You know, and I would really like to say if we could get you here, I think we would have 10,000 people show up.

GLENN: Well, I would ‑‑ you know, I would love to, Dave. I would have to look at the schedule. You can talk to my office about that. I would love to go down and do that. Believe me, I would love to go down and make sure that the people in your area don't listen to me or watch me because I'm, of course, Bob Inglis is right, I'm just filling everyone with lies about Van Jones especially. There's no communists anywhere.

Dave, the thing that outrages me is that Bob Inglis, this is what brought me to the table today again on Bob Inglis is why did he vote fortress Lucian yesterday to penalize Joe Wilson? Do you have any idea?

THOMAS: Yes, I do. I read his comments in the Greenville news today and according to him it was a decorum issue, and I reject that. It is not a ‑‑ that's what the Democrats want us to believe it is. But that is simply, that is simply a cloak, and the cloak is Joe Wilson nailed them on the immigration issue. In a completely wrong way, of course, but it was done nationally. And now he brought national attention to the gimmick that was going on with the healthcare plan that would have included illegals, it would have therefore drawn millions of illegals and bankrupted the healthcare system if that bill passes with those provisions in it that would have allowed those, because they had no enforcement. That's what Joe had focused on. And they nailed the Democrats. And a half dozen Republicans that are amnesty supporters like Bob Inglis. Bob Inglis is an amnesty supporter. They are mad at him, therefore. And so they are attacking on that issue and then they said the opportunity to take off on a race issue, too.

GLENN: Well, Dave, best of luck to you. How are you doing in the polls?

THOMAS: In the polls we're doing fine. Bob is, we believe, below 50%. And for an incumbent to be there. Thomas 2010 if you want to read about me, Thomas 2010. Go online and I'd love to have people communicating with me and it's real easy to get in touch with me with my website. So if you've got a contribution you want to give to Joe, it's easy to get him. Just go online there and the same for me, David Thomas for congress, or Thomas 2010. But now remember, I want you here. Glenn Beck here, turn Glenn Beck on. Turn Glenn Beck on.

GLENN: All right. Dave Thomas, David Thomas for congress. It's Thanks, David, I appreciate it.

THOMAS: Thank you, Glenn, bye‑bye.

GLENN: You bet. Bye‑bye.

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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