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.


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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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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