Dangerous Jobs: Mall Santa Claus gets beard tangled in elaborate entrance, stuck for forty minutes

A mall Santa was making his grand entrance in London where he was supposed to be lowered by cables onto the ground in front of a crowd of amazed children. Unfortunately, the poor guy ended up getting his beard tangled up in the cables and he didn't quite make it. With a bit of improvisation, the announcer told the crowd that Santa was going to stay above the crowd to see who was naughty or nice. And when he came down, the man revealed he could have taken off the beard to free himself, but didn't want to shatter the Christmas dreams of children in the crowd. Smart move?

"This guy had a fake beard, and God bless him. He's coming down and he's stuck up there for 40 minutes. And now imagine, this is the mall bringing him in and making a very big deal. So the mall is packed. Packed. Santa's going to make an entrance. He comes out of the ceiling and starts to go down. Now he's dangling over all of the kids and he's like, ho, ho, ho, ho. Holy cow, we're stuck. For 40 minutes he's stuck there. And he could have taken off the beard and then enthusiasm could have continued to do it because it was his beard that was tangled and it was pulling up and coming off and he didn't want to do it," Glenn said.

"If that was me playing Santa, I would have taken off my beard so fast," Pat said.


Things turned a little dark when Glenn put himself in the shoes of a frustrated parent who just wanted to have his kids take their Santa picture and leave. (Note to liberal media: All of the below was said with a LOT of sarcasm. Glenn is not in any way advocating the murder of the entangled mall Santa.)

"Let's stop talking about Santa for a second and let's start talking about the parents. You're there in a crowd, screaming kids. I mean, I don't want to stand in a line for Santa. I mean, it's like, really? ou don't wreck the magic of Santa stuff if you go see Santa and say 'I just ‑‑ I just want the stupid picture' because you're supposed to take the stupid picture but I just, I have no patience for standing in the line that lasts forever and Santa's always feeding his reindeer when you want to go and so you have to hang out at the mall a little longer and it's just like, oh, for the love of Pete. So imagine now, you're standing there for 40 minutes and Santa's up in the air. you're like, just shoot him down. I don't care. Just get him down. Shoot him down. He's wearing a red suit. We can still prop him up in the chair. You won't notice it. It's fine. Just get him down on the ground. I want to go home," Glenn joked.

Glenn said you could go home, but would you really want to miss anything else that could go wrong? Would you listen to that little voice that says just maybe Santa could fall?

"What do you say we just go home? And then the voice inside says, 'But wait a minute. Santa might fall. I mean, you're going to miss that? That will be something you'd remember forever.' And then be like, 'But the kids would see it, too, and then you'd have to explain Santa fell to his death. It might wreck Christmas for all time. Yes, but if I got it on video at the right angle, I could win that $100,000 prize from video show that, I think that's still on, isn't it?'"

"A dark vision of the holidays," Stu said.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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