It's official! McDonald's is now catching up to 1974

McDonald's has decided to move in a new direction with "create your taste." This morning on radio, Glenn, Pat, Stu, and Jeffy decided to analyze the "new" (baloney) "create your taste" campaign. Conclusion? It's Burger King's "have it your way" campaign from the 1970's. Glenn said, "McDonald's, I don't know if you've missed this, but it was called the 1970s."

Besides this new campaign, McDonald's has also decided to release their "secret sauce" aka, thousand island dressing. [GASP!] Wow! There's a new campaign and a released secret sauce recipe! Next, we'll hear they are hiring an executive chef. Wait, they already did that? Yes, they did. As Glenn said, "When you come in for a job interview in the food world and it says McDonald's executive chef, does everybody laugh?"

Having a semblance of a bad day? Then you need to watch this, we dare you not to laugh.

GLENN: So I just have to say, this is something that will affect your lives. McDonald's is changing. And McDonald's is going towards something called, create your taste. And it's coming at the pressure of Chipotle.

PAT: Chipotle?

GLENN: Yeah. Chipotle. Say Chipotle. How does Al Sharpton say it?

PAT: Chip-o-lay. I don't quite understand that. Do they think it's happening — I don't quite understand it —

GLENN: They're saying people are becoming more picky, and McDonald's makes it: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. People want it different. If I may say, I don't think this is a new thing. It's called, have it your way at Burger King now.

[Singing]

PAT: I mean, 1970.

GLENN: Right. I mean, hello. See if you can find the actual have it your way — Jeffy — or, Sarah — no, you got something else.

Sarah, see if you can find the have-it-your-way commercial and play that commercial for us. See if you can find the two all-beef patties, the original Big Mac song, and then give me the special orders don't upset it, have it your way, Burger King.

McDonald's, I don't know if you've missed this, but it was called the 1970s.

[laughter]

PAT: And it was a big deal because when you ordered something special at McDonald's, they all got nasty with you and it took them 55 minutes to get anything —

JEFFY: Well, that was then.

STU: Yeah, that's changed. Every day on the way in, I order a breakfast sandwich that I order special, and they make it in, like, nine seconds. That process is completely done now.

PAT: Really? It has to wait and marinate under the heat lamp. Right?

GLENN: No, it does not. The days of pulling the hamburgers — remember that thing that they would slide all the hamburgers, and they'd all be hanging out behind the cash register. Those days are gone. Those days are gone. They've been gone for a long time.

Now, here is the real shocking news, first of all, that McDonald's is just catching up to have it your way.

PAT: Hey, maybe people will like it a different way than we tell them to have it. You think? Welcome to —

GLENN: You really are run by a clown, aren't you?

Here's the next thing: They're coming out now, they put this out on YouTube, the special sauce — they have now released, quote, the secret recipe.

PAT: Wasn't it Thousand Island dressing?

GLENN: It's really not that complex. It's Thousand Island dressing. First, let's go to the commercials before I tell you what else McDonald's is doing. Start with the McDonald's commercial, will you? Oh, you don't have it? You have two Burger Kings. Go ahead. See if the this is right Burger King.

VOICE: Have it your way. Have it your way. Have it your way at Burger King. May I help you, sir?

VOICE: Two Whoppers, two Whopper Jrs, and four Coca-Colas, and would I have to wait long if you made one Whopper with one pickle and no lettuce?

VOICE: No, sir. Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce. Special orders don't upset. So we ask that you let us serve it your way.

VOICE: Oh, well, in that case, could I have the other Whopper with extra ketchup?

VOICE: Sure. We can serve it any way you think is proper. Have it your way.

VOICE: Now, that's the way to do things, our way.

VOICE: Have it your way. Have it your way.

GLENN: My gosh, this is bad.

PAT: Man, these days don't come back.

GLENN: Good.

So here's the thing. That 1974, that's amazing. Play one more for me, Sarah.

VOICE: [Singing]

PAT: Ella Fitzgerald, Burger King.

GLENN: What is this?

PAT: This is for the New York sophisticate. Stop. Stop. It's disturbing that Burger King was doing scat commercials. It's just disturbing. I may not ever be able to unhear that.

STU: That's Burger King in a world where people theoretically like jazz, which they don't.

GLENN: It's not just jazz too. It's scat jazz. Nobody likes that. Ella Fitzgerald is like, please, don't make me scat. Please.

So, anyway, here's the shocking news: Beside the fact that McDonald's is catching up to 1974, they have released the secret recipe for the special sauce, and they've dumped it on YouTube. Here comes the shocking — just play what we have here.

VOICE: All right. Every once in a while, let's face it, the craving kicks in. You have to. You want it. You got to have that Big Mac. And now the top chef at McDonald's is spilling the secret on how you can make that special sauce at home.

GLENN: The ABC report. Stop. Did you hear what she just said? McDonald's executive chef —

PAT: Yes. Wait. There's an executive chef at McDonald's? Do they also have a sous chef? I'll put the pickles on.

GLENN: You will not put the pickles on like that. I refuse for you to put the pickles on like that.

PAT: What if I put the lettuce shred on top of the pickle, or does it go the other way?

GLENN: I cannot work with this man. I'm an artist.

The executive chef. When you come in for a job interview in the food world and it says McDonald's executive chef, does everybody laugh?

PAT: There is not enough carrageenan in this meat.

[laughter]

Wasn't that the big deal in the '90s? They were putting seaweed in their meat. I think this is an effort to dispel that stuff.

STU: They do serve 69 million people a day. I think they can have an executive chef position. They can afford it.

PAT: They can afford it, but why?

GLENN: It hasn't changed —

JEFFY: Have you had the McRib?

GLENN: That's a science position, not a chef position.

PAT: That came from Dow Chemical.

STU: I don't like this anti-fast food propaganda. I'm not comfortable with it.

GLENN: We have an executive chemist.

[laughter]

I would understand that. The McDonald's executive chemist is here.

PAT: We were talking about the milkshake a year ago, they can't call it a shake. There's no milk in it. They can't legally call it a milkshake.

JEFFY: Wait, what?

GLENN: What's in it? And no chef is giving you that answer. The chef is the one kicking dirt over the chemical recipe. Nothing to see. Scatter a few leaves on top. No one will know we're hear.

STU: I remember a certain someone who fell in love with the executive chef's creation of a McGriddle. The McGriddle, which was a —

GLENN: I stand by the fact that that was not a chef, that that was a chemist.

STU: Whatever. You're eating it.

GLENN: Let's be honest, it was a chemist that did it, not a chef. Sarah has the audio of the executive chef.

VOICE: I'm chef Dan Coudreaut, the executive chef from McDonald's. We have a question from Christine from Oshua (phonetic). What is in the sauce that is in the Big Mac? Well, Christine, quite honestly, the ingredients have been available in the restaurant or on the internet for many years. So not really a secret. What we'll do today, we'll make a version with ingredients that are similar that you could buy at your local grocery store. Okay? I'll be a little less formal.

GLENN: Stop. But I want you to know, Sarah, that the thing is, you can use ingredients — we'll use ingredients that are similar, that you can find in your grocery store.

Where is McDonald's finding the ingredients?

PAT: Dow Chemical.

GLENN: That's exactly right. If they're similar to the ones you can find in your grocery store, we find them on a shelf behind the prescription counter at CVS.

PAT: Right behind the pesticide.

STU: Stop it. Certainly will be a different brand name. And different suppliers. It's pesticide. That's what it is.

GLENN: Similar to a pickle.

[laughter]

PAT: That's what I believe.

GLENN: Come on. It's not like that pickle, I've got to have a certain brand of pickle. It's a pickle, dude.

STU: Did you ever work at a deli? You get the deli mayonnaise.

GLENN: This is similar to the pickle you can find in stores. My grandmother would say it's a pickle. She grew it in her garden or, you know — you know, what was the stork who — that made the pickles.

STU: The stork that made the pickles.

GLENN: I can pull it out of a Vlasic jar or my grandmother's — and she wouldn't say, this is similar to what you — she'd say, it's a pickle.

STU: Yeah, they probably have a supplier where it comes direct. It's not that you could replicate it with a different brand. You ever get that deli mayonnaise that comes in — it's not Hellmann's. It's like 16,000 more calories. But it comes in. But you can replicate it with Hellmann's. That's a fair way to put it. You guys are very anti-fast food, and I don't like it. I don't like what we're —

PAT: We're talking with chemical food defender, Stu. Stu, tell us why chemicals are fine in food.

STU: Because they taste really good. Thank you, Jeffy. Jeffy is with me.

GLENN: No. I know. It's true.

PAT: They're delicious.

GLENN: It does make it taste good. It also kills you. But it makes it taste good.

JEFFY: I'm good with anything that chemicals enhance.

STU: That's true. Jeffy is very pro chemical.

PAT: Injecting. Snorting.

GLENN: I think we'll leave it at that. And I guess in some way we're back to the chemist talk. So let's move on.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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