Glenn Beck: Conservative Cafe


Coffee with a conservative kick


GLENN: Crown Point, Indiana. A coffee shop, it's called the Conservative Cafe. When you walk in, you might see the owner. His name is Dave Beckham. He'll be the one wearing the T shirt that says, "Zip it, hippie." Dave Beckham is on the phone with us. Hey, Dave.

BECKHAM: How are you, Glenn. It's an honor to be here.

GLENN: I've got to tell you, I read this story today. This is from the Chicago Tribune and I just laughed out loud. You're fantastic.

BECKHAM: Well, I appreciate that and I sincerely appreciate coming from a guy like you. It's been a real whirlwind with the Tribune article and we're a one man shop and invested a lot of money in this concept.

GLENN: Yeah. So what was the idea behind the Conservative Cafe?

BECKHAM: Well, there's just been left leaning coffeehouses for as long as coffeehouses have been around.

GLENN: Starbucks is a leftist leaning?

BECKHAM: I believe so. I don't like to be preached on my coffee cups, how I'm destroying the environment.

GLENN: Sure.

BECKHAM: And I don't destroy the environment.

GLENN: Do you use styrofoam cups?

BECKHAM: No, we use paper. We use paper. You know, we have so many people coming in here who are just thankful for an alternative and it's really just been a great, a great time.

GLENN: So now you have Ann Coulter books stacked by the fireplace.

BECKHAM: We sure do.

GLENN: Do you have my book yet?

BECKHAM: No, sir, but I'd love to have one.

GLENN: All right. We'll send you a couple of them.

BECKHAM: That would be fantastic.

GLENN: And you have a picture of Ronald Reagan hanging on the wall?

BECKHAM: Yeah, a couple of autographs my wife bought for me a few years before he passed. He turned me into a Republican, I came from an all Democratic family, he was the one who turned me into a Republican.

GLENN: Fox News.

BECKHAM: On all the televisions all the time.

GLENN: Well, you know, 7:00 Eastern you could flip it on.

BECKHAM: For you, for you I would, Glenn, honestly.

GLENN: Here's my favorite quote. You said coffee should do you know this quote? Coffee shouldn't be about can you finish this quote from the

BECKHAM: Well, I've had quite a few of them but I would imagine it would be something about, shouldn't be sitting and drinking coffee all day and on the Internet, on the Internet surfing on your parents' credit card. It should be getting you up and at them and making the world work. I don't know if that's anything close, but

GLENN: Yeah, pretty close. I think it's I think coffee is what we drink before we make steel for the rest of the world and head out into the fields.

BECKHAM: Yes, sir. You know, it's like I said, I don't have the clientele here. That's the most beautiful thing about this business is my clientele.

GLENN: Yeah.

BECKHAM: It's 30 plus and we don't have the people plugging in for eight hours on my electricity, surfing the net on their parents' credit cards. We have the businessmen who come in here, they make a few e mails, they write their do their e mails and have their coffee, they get their news, check out the stock market. We have blue collar workers come in here and start their day, you know, just reading the papers and having a good cup of Indiana roasted coffee and no Seattle coffee here. And we're just pushing, trying to push back against all the liberals that are pushing so hard to take away

GLENN: Do you have any

BECKHAM: Go ahead.

GLENN: Do you have any coffee that maybe has come from the rainforest?

BECKHAM: I don't believe I do. I think my supplier's pretty good about that. But, you know, our blends are all politically themed. So I'm sure you read that in the article.

GLENN: No, I didn't see that. What are the themes?

BECKHAM: Well, we've got our decaf is our Colombian decaf is our liberal and I always say that's because it's no substance. And then I have a moderate blend which is our Guatemalan. And I have a conservative blend which is our Kenyan. And then our strongest roast is our radical right Sumatran blend. So they progressively get stronger up the line.

GLENN: Do you sell these, do you sell these over the phone or the Internet?

BECKHAM: Yes, sir, yes, sir.

GLENN: Which one?

BECKHAM: We are on the Internet right now, yes.

GLENN: On the Internet? What's your Internet website?

BECKHAM: And T shirts and everything.

GLENN: I want you to go, I want you to go to the conservative website. In fact, I love this T shirt and with your permission I'd like to steal it.


GLENN: Silly liberal, paychecks are for workers.

BECKHAM: That's my favorite, too, Glenn. I wear that one more often than any. Yeah.

GLENN: That's fantastic.

BECKHAM: I just, from what I think, a guy like you who's given a small guy out of Indiana an opportunity, a guy with a dream, a guy who basically put his you know what on the line. A lot of people said I was crazy, but I figured it was my way and 43 years old, I didn't want to be one of those guys who regretted not taking a chance and wanted to do something that I really thought could make a difference and I think if the right people were involved in this, this could be huge.

GLENN: I think you're absolutely, I think this is absolutely fantastic.

BECKHAM: Well, I really appreciate it, Glenn.

GLENN: You stay in touch with me. You let me know if anything if I can do anything.

BECKHAM: Glenn, all you can do is spread the word and like I say, we need people who can help us take this to the next level because I think it could really be big.

GLENN: Conservative, and you go check this out. Dave, hang on the phone. I need to get an address. I want to send you some of the books for your cafe.

BECKHAM: You are a very sweet man.

GLENN: Thanks. Bye bye.


Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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