Glenn's ice cream Creation


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GLENN: We've been talking about, you know, this nationalization of things that are too big to fail and, what was it, about a week ago or two weeks ago I mentioned, I saw some I saw some story in some newspaper that Coldstone Creamery was closing a couple of stores and I said, they are too yummy to fail. And I used Coldstone Creamery as, if you're going to bail somebody out, these are the people I want you to bail out! Let's socialize Coldstone Creamery, free ice cream for everybody. I'll give you my copay of a buck: I'm sorry, I need a gallon of that, please. That's who we bail out. Freddie and Fannie who? What? I don't think so. Go save the ice cream people.

Well, I did this whole thing on it and almost immediately we got an e mail from the big wigs at Coldstone Creamery appreciating our support but reminding me that they don't need a bailout and I just wrote back, if you ever do, you are going to need a fat friend like me.

So Dan Beem, what are you? Are you the are you the ice cream president?

BEEM: I am the president of Coldstone Creamery, Glenn.

GLENN: Where do you live?

BEEM: We're out of Scottsdale, Arizona.

GLENN: Perfect place to have ice cream.

BEEM: Nice and hot, good for eaters.

GLENN: So Dan, you are not closing down?

BEEM: We are not closing down.

GLENN: Because this will be I'm telling you I will rally the troops, and I mean literal troops. If we have to use the National Guard to keep those doors open, we will.

BEEM: Well, we definitely appreciate your support, that's for sure.

GLENN: I just want you to know that. So I just got a, just like a I don't even know, freezerful of ice cream here and you have asked if we wanted to make our own flavor.

BEEM: We did.

GLENN: Yeah. Now, is this just some is this just some thing just so I will eat ice cream and then and just be happy? Because I am. Or is this really something that you're saying, no, really, we'll have you make a flavor and then people can come in and ask for it?

BEEM: I think it's actually we're going to have you make a flavor and people can come in and ask for it.

GLENN: That's fantastic. That's fantastic. Okay. Stu, you tried the flavor. What do you think?

STU: The flavor's excellent.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: This is a good decision by you.

GLENN: Now, Dan, how do you work out the flavors, like the percentages of stuff?

BEEM: Well, we're fortunate that we have a full time taste master here

GLENN: Wait, wait, how do I apply? How do you apply? No, seriously if I ever want to change jobs like this afternoon, how do I apply?

BEEM: Give me a call. We'll see if we can get you in.

GLENN: Oh, I'd be your best taste tester, I would. I would. Do you have to work out for that or anything?

BEEM: No. I think you just have to have a pretty good chemistry degree to figure it all out.

GLENN: What?

BEEM: Just a good chemistry degree.

GLENN: Let's say that I had one from the University of Antigua.

BEEM: As long as you provide me a certificate, we're good to go.

GLENN: Do you check into the authenticity of the certificate?

BEEM: Absolutely not.

GLENN: I will talk to you this afternoon.

So here's what it is. Cake batter and then Graham cracker crust, you know, Graham crackers.

BEEM: Yep.

GLENN: And then just a whole buttload of blueberries. I don't know if that's that's the way we used to talk about it in chemistry class in the University of Antigua.

BEEM: I like it.

GLENN: Then marshmallows. You mix it all together but the balance has to be right. Because it's got to have that real blueberry flavor in the cake batter. You know what I mean?

BEEM: I do.

GLENN: And it has to have the really good it's very heavy on the ingredients.

BEEM: We like that indulgence.

GLENN: You see what I mean?

BEEM: Yep.

GLENN: Oh, that's a good word, indulgence.

STU: Glenn, are you going to accept my gang of one compromise on your flavor?

GLENN: Nope.

STU: In which like, you know when you have macaroni and cheese and they sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top? I support sprinkling some dry Graham cracker crust on top as well.

GLENN: I'll give you that. That's good.

STU: Thank you.

GLENN: What do you think?

BEEM: I tell you you know you pick the cake batter ice cream as the flavor, did you know that was invented by a franchisee?

GLENN: Was it really?

BEEM: It was. We get some of our best ideas from franchisees.

GLENN: Is it like, well, we just called up Dow and said, can you make Clorox taste like cake? I don't want to know if it's like something you just add in that's all chemicals.

BEEM: No, they are just incredibly creative, they kind of experiment at the store level and they pass their best ideas on to us here. We have our taste master look at it and if we think it's a good idea, we put it into play.

GLENN: What's the most popular combo?

BEEM: As far as a creation?

GLENN: Yeah.

BEEM: I think it's probably that Oreo Overload, Oreo, some fudge and some chocolate chips.

GLENN: When you're in, like, a meeting, okay?

BEEM: Yeah.

GLENN: Do you have these ice cream meetings?

BEEM: Every meeting, Glenn. In fact, we start off usually with some research and development meetings in the morning at 7:30, we start off our day by eating ice cream.

GLENN: What time are you available to talk today about that opening? Seriously.

BEEM: Anytime you'd like.

GLENN: 1:00 ish? Anytime you'd like.

BEEM: Sure.

GLENN: This is the best job ever. You realize that, right? Oh, don't tell me that you get sick of it. Are you sick of ice cream?

BEEM: No, Glenn. I do have the best job in the world. I mean, I work with talented people. But a funny story is I used to work with NASCAR on the East Coast and we got the job offer to come out here and I told my son that I was going to come to work for Coldstone Creamery. Well, he went and told all of his teachers and his friends that we were moving to Arizona because I was going to drive an ice cream truck. So although it's not the ice cream truck job, pretty fantastic.

GLENN: Yeah, tell your son you can't eat NASCARs.

BEEM: True.

GLENN: Just saying. So have you ever sat in the meeting, you know, with all the ice cream experts like me and somebody says, "Okay, guys, I had an idea last night, your mouth ever just water? Do you guys have spittoons or anything just so you can get the spit out of your because your mouth is watering so much? Because you were describing the thing, the best seller? My mouth started to water. I'm just saying. These are the questions that I ask that everybody else is afraid of or... no, don't do a lot of interviews on this program which is strange. But anyway, go ahead, Dan.

BEEM: No, that's a great point. I think that's how we got something if we know's going to be a home run. If we look around the table and our mouths are watering, we immediately start to do the research on it.

GLENN: Yes. Have you ever heard an idea and then you tried it and you went, you know, on second thought somebody at the table we all looked at each other and somebody should have just said, "I don't think that one's going to work."

BEEM: We had a promotion a couple of years ago called Red Pan where we put a different flavor ice cream into our dipping cabinet every month and we got pretty creative back there, everything from Red Hot to Wasabi Ginger. The Wasabi Ginger is one that probably shouldn't have Mead it through the table.

GLENN: Have you ever thought of bean ice cream, like baked bean, baked bean ice cream?

BEEM: I haven't, but I'll write it down for everybody to try out.

GLENN: I wouldn't. I'd give that one to friendlies. Do you ever is there an Slugworth kind of character in the ice cream, you know, kind of that espionage, kind of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory, that's Slugworth trying to get your everlasting Gobstopper recipe? Does that go on in the ice cream world?

BEEM: I'm sure there's a setup but our security's pretty good.

GLENN: Really? What is ice cream security really like? Dan, that's another, "I'm here to protect the ice cream! I'm going down with the ice cream!" Dan, so we give you this recipe and how do you you'll just come up with the right mixture of it and then when would it be available?

BEEM: Well, what I think we probably need to do is we'll take this, let our taste master play with it, get the proportions correct. We'll actually send it back to you to make sure that it's good and if you like the proportion, then I think we just put it on your website, people can print it out and bring it in to the stores.

GLENN: I may, I may not like the first draft. I'm just saying.

BEEM: Well, we like to get it right. So we'll go through as many drafts as you need.

GLENN: I'm a stickler on perfection, Dan. I just might have to try a few. Okay, Dan, thanks a lot, man, appreciate it.

BEEM: Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: All right. Bye bye.

BEEM: Bye.

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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