GLENN

If Obamacare Is Diet Mr. Pibb, What Soda Is Obamacare Lite?

Repealing Obamacare has been a rallying cry for Republicans since 2009, but the GOP's replacement bill --- Obamacare Lite --- is just a watered-down version of its predecessor. Thursday on radio, Glenn and his co-hosts did a comparative analysis of Obamacare, the new bill and various brands of soda.

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: Hello, America. Welcome to the program. I would like you to call in right now and just answer this one question: How do you want the Republicans to vote today on health care? Repeal it or reject it? Which one?

STU: Well, is that the choice? Repeal, what?

PAT: It's vote for the bill or don't vote for it. Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah, take the Trumpcare.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And vote for what's -- what you have. Or, you know, negotiate until the last minute, but still take this. Or reject it.

PAT: And if Obamacare was Coke, this is Coke Zero. Right? It's just -- it's Obamacare without caffeine. That's all it is.

STU: Well, Coke Zero has no calories. It's a delicious product.

JEFFY: I love Coke Zero.

STU: So I would not -- the free market is Coke Zero.

PAT: All right. It's tab --

STU: No, Tab is delicious.

PAT: Tab is not delicious.

STU: I have some at my house. They still make it, by the way.

JEFFY: What number should I call, Glenn?

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, Jeffy.

STU: There's actually a weird -- there's a Coke -- there's a product called Coke Life. Have you ever had it?

GLENN: Yes. Yes. It's Stevia.

PAT: What does it do? It gives you life?

STU: Well, sort of. It has -- instead of 0 calories -- a can of Coke is 150 calories. A can of Coke Zero is 0 calories. A can of Coke Life I think is 70 or 90 categories. Maybe 60. Something like that. It's an in between. And you think to yourself, well, why would I --

PAT: What?

STU: Why not have the real one or have the one where you're saying, okay, maybe I'll sacrifice a little taste or whatever and have 0 calories. Why would you go with the one that has 60 or 70 calories?

PAT: And this is what we're saying about this stupid bill.

STU: We got that. There's a great soda reference here.

GLENN: I don't know if we've really found it. Because we're starting with Coke.

This is like starting with MrPibb. You got to start with MrPibb.

PAT: Yeah, you have to start with something bad.

GLENN: You have to start with Diet MrPibb.

STU: Pibb Zero, is that what you're talking about?

GLENN: Yeah. You got to start with Diet MrPibb.

PAT: You actually have to start with a glass urine.

GLENN: And then work up to, what? Urine from the most healthy person you can find.

(laughter)

It's still urine, gang.

PAT: Yeah, it is.

JEFFY: It's healthy, though.

RADIO

The Singularity? Elon Musk unveils plans to merge human brains with AI

Yesterday, while the rest of America obsessed over President Trump's tweets, Elon Musk announced plans to merge humans with computers using thread-like polymer electrodes implanted directly into the human brain. Musk said that Neuralink, his brain-AI interface startup, will allow humans to "achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence" as early as next year. Watch this clip to get more details.

RADIO

Tim Ballard: 12-year-old former ISIS captive needs your help

Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad and the Nazarene Fund, Tim Ballard, joined the Glenn Beck Program to give us an update on 12-year old Zeinal, an ISIS captive for almost five years. Zeinal was rescued by the Nazarene Fund last March after being seriously injured by mortar shrapnel and left for dead in Baghuz, Syria. Watch the video to hear Tim's update.