Tomato, Tamahto: MSM Completely Sneaked Out of This Hot Debate

There is a raging debate which the Trump-obsessed media has completely ignored --- but it must be addressed. Do you call athletic shoes "sneakers" or "tennis shoes?" How you answer is most likely determined by the region you are from.

That hot statistic was confirmed Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program, pitting Glenn and Pat Gray, who hail from the northwest, against northeasterner Stu Burguiere.

"This is completely insane to me because I grew up in the northeast, born in New York. I grew up in Connecticut, mainly. They are sneakers. That's what you put on your foot when you go to the gym," Stu Burguiere.

Yeah, not so much. As we all know, one man's tomato is another man's tomahto.

"First of all, why are they called sneakers? That's dumb... Yeah, I'm using them so I can burgle my father's house, who is out playing tennis," Glenn said.

Fellow northwesterner Pat wholeheartedly agreed.

"Where are you sneaking? I'm not. So they're tennis shoes," Pat said.

Don't even think about getting them started on soda pop.

GLENN: There's a very important debate raging now.

STU: This is absolutely stunning to me.

GLENN: This is one of the things that the media is not covering because they're obsessed with Donald Trump.

STU: I am completely stunned by this.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: Someone -- they released a map today.

GLENN: Map.

STU: And they do these maps every once in a while. What do people call things in certain areas?

PAT: They just did a map like this for the word "soda." What is soda called in --

GLENN: I swear to you.

PAT: And it's pop in the West. Some of the northwest.

GLENN: Okay. I don't know if anyone else experienced this. But I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. We not only called it pop, but there were times that we just called it Coke. What would you like? Coke.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And Coke was anything. 7 Up.

JEFFY: Yes.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: It was like, what would you like to drink?

Coke.

Do you have 7 Up?

PAT: It was like Band-Aid. You mean an adhesive strip?

GLENN: Right. Right. Shut up. So is that -- you experienced that too, Pat?

(laughter)

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Because I've said that to people. And they were like, no way. I'm like, yeah, we used to say Coke. Anyway...

PAT: Yes.

STU: So this is completely insane to me because I grew up in the northeast, born in New York. I grew up in Connecticut mainly. They are sneakers. That's what you put on your foot when you go to the gym.

JEFFY: No, they're not.

PAT: Tennis shoes. Tennis shoes.

JEFFY: What's your little map?

STU: Or you go play sports. Okay?

What my map says is that a little bit of Southern Florida and the northeast call it sneakers.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Almost everywhere else in the entire country calls them tennis shoes.

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: That's what I call them.

JEFFY: Thank you.

STU: Now, tennis shoes are a specific thing that they sell to play tennis in.

JEFFY: They're adhesive strips.

GLENN: No, I know. But back in the day, people didn't wear sneakers all the time. You didn't wear them. You had tennis shoes. They were converse.

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: And they weren't specialty shoes like that.

GLENN: Right. Everybody had Converse.

PAT: You used them for running. You used them for tennis.

GLENN: You used them for everything.

STU: This is why this would make sense in 1912. 1912, it would make sense.

There are those shoes now. So when you go in to buy basketball shoes, you say, "Yeah, where are your tennis shoes?"

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: That doesn't make any sense to me at all.

PAT: Yeah, I do.

JEFFY: Yeah.

STU: That is absolutely crazy.

PAT: I'm wearing tennis shoes right now.

GLENN: Yes.

JEFFY: Yes. Those are tennis shoes.

GLENN: I would consider those tennis shoes. I would consider these tennis shoes.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: What. They're not tennis shoes.

PAT: Yeah, they are tennis shoes.

STU: No, they're not.

PAT: Tennis shoes are any shoes like this.

STU: They are sneakers.

GLENN: These are not sneakers.

PAT: I'm not sneaking around in these at all.

GLENN: First of all, why are they called sneakers? That's dumb.

STU: It is dumb.

PAT: Where are you sneaking? I'm not. So they're tennis shoes.

GLENN: Yeah, I'm using them so I can burgle my father's house, who is out playing tennis.

STU: It's like a generic word that means the thing. Like for example, if I were to say, hey, I would like a beverage -- and you say -- and we wanted to go and buy a Coca-Cola. And we went and said, I would like a beverage. And you said, I would like some orange juice.

Well, orange juice isn't Coca-Cola. They're both beverages.

GLENN: I know. Again, I grew up with beverage was Coke.

JEFFY: Yes.

GLENN: Anything that had fizz in it was Coke. And then you would narrow it down to, I would like a Coke.

STU: You would like a Coke 7 Up? A 7 Up Coke? That's insanity though. It's insane.

GLENN: It's the way it was.

STU: You can say it's traditional, but it's insane.

GLENN: You felt that way too? You grew up with that?

JEFFY: Yes.

PAT: If you said Coke, the waitress would say, what kind?

JEFFY: Yeah, what kind? What kind?

STU: What?

JEFFY: Beverage is not an orange juice. Beverage is sodas.

STU: No, it is not! Beverages are all drinks! Beverages -- that was a fake example.

GLENN: You are -- I lived in Connecticut.

STU: We used words that meant the thing they are. That's crazy, I know.

GLENN: I would talk to my auntie. Of course my auntie --

PAT: Right.

GLENN: She lived in southern Connecticut and knows southern people are rednecks.

STU: First of all, I lived in southern Connecticut. Second of all, you really want to get into elitism talk with me? Is that what you want? Mr. Beck.

(laughter)

Maybe if we could discuss it at the auction later today.

(laughter)

But, I mean, it's just a simple -- you should use the word that it is. Now, I will say there are some exceptions to this. Chicago and Cincinnati call them gym shoes.

JEFFY: Yep.

STU: Just Chicago. Not the rest of Illinois.

GLENN: That makes sense.

STU: Not the rest of Ohio -- why does that make sense? Just these two cities --

PAT: Because they're shoes that you'd wear in a gym.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Those were gym shoes.

STU: Right. Those make sense. Gym shoes make sense. Tennis shoes do not make sense. Unless I don't know that they're tennis shoes --

GLENN: Nobody played tennis. I didn't --

STU: But that's why it's so bizarre. No one plays tennis anymore.

GLENN: I grew up in Seattle, before you had indoor -- so nobody played tennis where I grew up, except the really rich people who had tennis courts.

JEFFY: Connecticut.

STU: Okay. By the way, Hawaiians, they just call them shoes, which is really kind of the best one.

GLENN: It really is. It really is.

STU: They kind of nailed it. They're just shoes, and then you can go from there to category.

GLENN: Do you have categories? Why wear shoes if you live in Hawaii? Seriously.

STU: That's true. They're like, oh, my God, someone is wearing shoes. Look!

GLENN: Shoes! Shoes!

STU: Shoes! I've seen them. They're on his feet.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

Watch the clip to hear more. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.