#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.

 

 

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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