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.

In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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