#Soda4Bloomberg: Progressive backlash is on the rise

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Due to the (not so) wonderful Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, Texas is looking more and more appealing for those on Glenn’s staff that are still working in the New York office… What’s Mayor Bloomberg up to this time? Just the banning of selling soda larger than 16oz at ballparks, delis, and restaurants.

That’s right, the next time you go to a Yankees game feel free to purchase that 20oz beer (if you’re 21, of course), but keep your sugar hands away from the soda!

This morning, Glenn took note that why many on the right are lambasted for using the “slippery slope” analogy when it comes to progressive policies, it’s hard to ignore the government trying to control your diet was one warning about Obamacare that was given by many on the right.

“If you're going to be responsible for everybody's health – If I have to pay for your heart attack, then as an administrator I have to be responsible on how much exercise you get, and what you eat,” Glenn said.

What was Mayor Bloomberg’s reason for the new soda ban? The reason that progressives regulate everything – they know best and people are too stupid to make their own choices when it comes to health. Here is what he had to say:

“We've got to do something about this. Everybody is wringing their hands, saying we've got to do something.  Well, here is a concrete thing.  You can still buy large bottles in stores but in a restaurant 16 ounces is the maximum that they would be able to serve in 1 cup.  If you want to order 2 cups at the same time, that's fine.  It's your choice.  We're not taking away anybody's right to do things.  We're simply forcing you to understand that you have to make a conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.”

“That’s the most incredible statement I've heard from an American politician – force you to understand,” Glenn said.

Unlike Mayor Bloomberg, Glenn has faith in the American people. “The positive on this is Americans will find a way around it,” Glenn told listeners. “We always do.”

Glenn went on to explain that while we are on a slippery slope, as close as we are to sliding down it, the progressives have once again overplayed their hand. He explained that President Obama has been as bad, if not worse, for our country than Woodrow Wilson was. Americans are waking up and the American spirit and our ideals are rejecting the bitterness and class-warfare this president has been using to try and rally support and stir the pot.

What's bred into Americans is a spirit that can't be quenched – a spirit of fundamental fairness that we do believe in equal justice under the law.  We don't Judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. We do understand that capitalism when it is corrupt is bad.  But it's not capitalism; it’s corruption that’s bad.  We understand when a President is lying to us.  We understand when senators or congressman are lying to us,” Glenn said. “America has turned the corner. They had their chance. And I believe they've blown it.”

One example of this can be seen with backlash from Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban all across Twitter today. Some of Glenn’s staff and Glenn himself took to the “twitterverse” to let Mayor Bloomberg know how much his regulations were influencing their decisions today…

“By the way, I'm tweeting a picture of me with soda that's more than 16 ounces and I'm tweeting it for Mayor Bloomberg, because you're the best, Mayor Bloomberg,” Glenn joked this morning.  “When I get back to Texas, I'm going to take a picture of me with a loaded handgun and a 32, maybe 64-ounce soda.  In fact, I may do Monday's show from Texas with the loaded handgun and the soda, a stick of butter, and lots of salt, just for Mayor Bloomberg.”

Dan Andros, who some long-time listeners may remember from radio, joined in on the fun.

Natasha, who, like Glenn, recently moved to the new offices in Texas, celebrated her newfound Texas freedom with “Soda Palooza” during The 4th Hour at the nearest Race Track.

Want to join in on the fun? Tweet a picture of you and your big gulp using #Soda4Bloomberg.

 

 

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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