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.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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