Cheetos Challenge: Who Can Get Their Face as Orange as Trump's?

Why does John Boehner seem to be Team Trump? Pat Gray, co-host of The Glenn Beck Program, shared an interesting theory on Thursday.

"Speaking of Boehner, has anybody else noticed that maybe Boehner is all about Trump because they're both of the same race? This could be a racial issue. They're both orange people," Pat said.

Intrigued by the notion, Glenn wondered about another well-known group of oranges.

"Do we have an Oompa Loompa count? Do we know? Do we know how the Oompa Loompas have voted?" Glenn asked.

Following a lively debate on whether Trump achieves his orangeness from a tanning bed or a snack food (as both co-host Stu Burguiere and commentator Ben Shapiro believe), Glenn issued a challenge.

"I need a few big, giant, family-sized bags of Cheetos, and then I need three big bowls...four big bowls. And I want each of us to see if we can get our face close to the face of Donald Trump," Glenn said. "Let's see if we can get any of us to look like Donald Trump. Okay? That's tomorrow's show."

Watch tomorrow's radio program on TheBlaze or listen live to see who wins the Cheetos Challenge.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

PAT: Speaking of Boehner, has anybody else noticed that maybe Boehner is all about Trump because they're both of the same race? This could be a racial issue. They're both orange people. I wonder if that had something to do with it --

GLENN: I never thought of that.

PAT: They are both orange.

GLENN: Do we have an Oompa Loompa count? Do we know? Do we know how the Oompa Loompas have voted?

PAT: I haven't heard, but we need to look into that because this could be --

GLENN: I think Donald Trump uses a tanning bed.

PAT: They both use the same --

JEFFY: Yeah, they're both owned by big tanning bed.

PAT: I don't know if --

STU: I don't know.

GLENN: Tanning beds, they don't make you orange. They make you red.

JEFFY: Yeah, but the wipe-on or spray-on tan makes you orange.

GLENN: Spray-on, yeah, that will make you orange. I know. It makes you orange.

STU: I will say, I tend to go more the Ben Shapiro direction on this and say that I believe that probably both of them, but certainly Donald Trump just smears his face with Cheeto dust before every interview. What do you think the odds are? He takes a bag of Cheetos. Smashes it down, so it turns into a powder, mashes it onto his face --

GLENN: That is tomorrow's show. I need a few big, giant, family-sized bags of Cheetos, and then I need three big bowls. And I need four big bowls. And I want each of us to see if we can get our face close to the face of Donald Trump.

(laughter)

STU: I like it.

GLENN: Let's see if we can get any of us to look like Donald Trump. Okay? That's tomorrow's show.

STU: I like it. Okay. I think we should do it towards the end of the show. Because the recovery of that might be problematic.

GLENN: I don't know. I mean, we could look great. Donald Trump looks great, doesn't he?

PAT: Oh.

STU: I think we need to have those little tanning sunglasses. Because the eyes will be --

PAT: Yeah, the eyes need to look like raccoons. Orange raccoons. The eyes are totally white.

GLENN: So we'd probably have to have goggles of some sort that would stay on in a bellow of Cheetos.

STU: I think goggles will work. You put them around your head. We can get those at Walmart or something. Getting close --

JEFFY: The fallout from that, Stu is right -- that's why you should probably go first, Glenn.

PAT: And maybe last. I think you should be first and last.

STU: Second, third, and fourth.

PAT: Yeah. Uh-huh.

STU: Okay.

JEFFY: Just to make sure.

GLENN: You guys are the worst.

STU: No. But --

GLENN: I carry all the heavy water on this show.

PAT: You really do.

GLENN: Now I have to carry the Cheeto dust on my face.

STU: Well, your legs do. They carry the --

(laughter)

PAT: See what he did there. He's saying that you're overweight.

STU: Overweight.

GLENN: I didn't catch that.

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Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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