Heartless Bloomberg: You'll have to suffer a little bit

It's hard to believe that someone could come up with something worse than the soda ban, but don't underestimate the sheer arrogance of New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Soda bans, trans fats bans, idling car bans, gun bans, smoking bans - what’s next? The progressive icon who doesn't think you know how to take care of yourself has proposed a new rule to limit the amount of pain killers available at NYC hospitals. Even worse, he said that the many patients with legit pain may have to "suffer a little bit" in order to stop the few that would abuse the medication.

"Michael Bloomberg over the weekend unveiled a new initiative to limit supply of prescription painkillers to the city's emergency rooms as a way to combat what he described as a growing addiction problem in New York," Glenn explained.

"Now, if there's one place that I would think that the addiction problem would not be coming from, it would be the emergency rooms, and this is a medical decision. Now, if it's a ‑‑ if it's a ‑‑ and you'll never get this part of the story. If it is a problem of addiction coming from the emergency rooms, that means the people who use the emergency rooms as their primary doctor, usually the poorest among us or the immigrant population, if that is ‑‑ immigrant, I shouldn't say that. Illegal population. If that's the case, then we've got something else going on that we need to talk about," he said.

"But he says it's a growing addiction problem. Well, that means that your doctors are knowingly or unknowingly maybe making the wrong calls. That should be something we should talk about. If our doctors in our emergency rooms can't tell the difference between real pain and a drug addict, then we have a problem with the doctors. But what Bloomberg is deciding to do is to limit the number of painkillers and the amount of painkillers and so if there is an emergency, the hospitals will not have the right amount of painkillers."

While Bloomberg's efforts are targeted at those who are going to the emergency room as their primary doctor, Glenn said the people who will suffer - in this case in real, physical pain - are the law abiding citizens who go to the hospital because they have a legitimate need for medicine.

"So Bloomberg can take care of another problem that he doesn't really even fully explain how this is even going to help. What are we turning into? This is the nanny state. He knows better and he's going to take care of it. First it's your sodas. Now it's your painkillers in the hospitals. And what kills me, it's a politician telling the hospitals exactly how to prescribe medicine," Glenn said.

Rather than have the government rationing and monitoring painkillers, Glenn said it should be up to the individual to be a responsible adult. As a recovering alcoholic, Glenn understands the dangers of addiction and goes through great lengths to make sure he doesn't develop dependencies or over-medicate.

"I know a lot of people that have painkillers. Tania is a great example. If you give me painkillers, I'm going to take them. That's why I have painkillers. She takes care of them. They're in a safe in our house that I don't have the combination to. I don't want the combination to that safe. If I need a painkiller, she gives it to me. And she looks at me, 'You really need a painkiller?' I'm dyin' here. That's how it happens in my house because I'm a raging alcoholic. I know. I'm a responsible adult. She has the painkiller; she puts it in there. What's the problem with that? That's being a responsible adult," Glenn said.

Unlike Glenn, Tania Beck and Pat Gray both keep painkillers in the house for their bad backs. But the doctors don't tell either of them they can't keep painkillers because they associate with Glenn. But by Bloomberg's rationale, people who don't have problems with addiction will have to suffer pain because some people aren't taking care of themselves.

"There is no reason for anybody in this country to ever be in pain. If you are under a doctor's care or you're in a hospital, make the pain go away. There is no reason for anybody to be in pain, unless it's therapeutic pain," he said.

Stu pointed out that there is no way that Mike Bloomberg is denied painkillers if he is ever in pain and needs to be rushed to the hospital. Stu brought up the story of how Bloomberg had a window A/C unit cool off his SUV during a heatwave. Bloomberg had pushed an environmentally friendly anti-idling law, and the window A/C unit in his vehicle seemed to be a way for Bloomberg to use his resources to circumvent his own rules.

"He can't take the heat of a hot car that is parked outside of his office building.  He takes a window air conditioner and wheels it ‑‑ had a device made to hold it up and wheels it into the window of his car so it can be cold when he gets in.  You think that guy's going to wait a second for pain relief?" Glenn asked.

"He might not be number one necessarily on conservatives like, you know, a list of annoying progressives but, man, he might be the most pure one because in a way he comes off sometimes as this ‑ he used to be a Republican.  But he's such a progressive.  He's such a 'I know better than you' guy.  Even more than sometimes like a Nancy Pelosi," Stu said.

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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