#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.



We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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