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.


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.


PAT: Yes.

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


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?


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.


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.


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?


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.


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


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.


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.

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.