| Best Of Callers - Volume 5 |
Despite the fact that Glenn Beck has debated thousands of angry callers on the air during the decades of his career --- and won the arguments a stunning 100% of the time---people just can't resist the urge to call in and state their case. Like watching a train wreck, it never gets old listening to someone call up and get totally owned. Which is why we are proud to present Glenn Beck's 'Best of Callers Volume 5'. You'll get the idiots and so much more, including (but not limited to) 'celebrity' call-ins, actual good callers, and Stu reporting live. It’s the Best of Callers Volume 5---get your idiot fix today!
VOICE: And now it's time for... Ask Glenn Anything.
GLENN: Yes, that's right, ask Glenn anything. Our number is 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. Let's go to Paul in Charleston. Hello, Paul, welcome to the Glenn Beck program.
CALLER: Hi, Glenn. Hey, first off you are a great man, and I love you to death and I'm with you all the way. I think you are doing a heck of a job.
GLENN: I feel a "But" coming.
CALLER: Glenn, you there?
GLENN: Yes, I am.
CALLER: Okay, okay. I'm also an environmentalist, okay? And I want to explain something that, what you're missing when, where these environmentalists, why they are freaking out. I want to use the analogy of a cat. Anybody that knows anything about cats, you have ever seen one infested with fleas. When that last flea hits that cat, it drops the cat down. It's done. You've got to rush it to the emergency room and the vet. Whoever's gone through this, you know, understands what I'm talking about, especially with a flea infested cat.
CALLER: Here's the
GLENN: Hang on just a second, Paul. I'd just like to point out I hate cats and I don't know what you're talking about because I've never had a cat. I don't trust people with cats. But I am getting a second dog tomorrow.
CALLER: Okay. Well, I mean, I kind of think you're joking because I don't think you would use the word "Hate" to anybody. But what
GLENN: No, cats I hate.
CALLER: I love everything, Glenn. I love everything.
GLENN: I don't.
CALLER: Everything that God created, everything that God created I love.
GLENN: I don't.
CALLER: I love everything.
CALLER: What happens with the environment? When that last flea even attacks that dog or that cat, okay.
GLENN: Do you love fleas? Seriously, God created fleas. Do you love fleas?
CALLER: Glenn, I love everything.
GLENN: You love everything, okay.
CALLER: I love everything that God created.
GLENN: May I just say then you would not then put a flea collar on your cat?
CALLER: Glenn, there's differences you are not letting me finish. You are
GLENN: No, I'm just trying to understand. If you love everything like cats, but I put a cat collar around my dog.
CALLER: Everything that God created is God's creation, you know?
GLENN: So you just, you then but evidently like Jesus would do, pick the fleas off your cat and release them back into the wild.
CALLER: Well, I haven't been able to do that when I comb them out but sometimes the fleas get the better half and I got to depend on the medical world.
GLENN: Do you try to resuscitate them? I'm just trying to understand. I'm just trying to understand where the line is with you.
CALLER: Because you haven't let me finish my point of the call.
GLENN: All right. I'll try. I'll try.
CALLER: I could, I'm not afraid to resuscitate my cat. I'll do it. That's how much I love cats.
GLENN: No, not your cat. Your fleas.
CALLER: Oh, the fleas? You know what, they are hard to drown. I mean, they're tough.
GLENN: You wouldn't drown something, though, that you love?
CALLER: Well, if it's
GLENN: Do you hold the little flea head in a bucket of water? Is that what you're trying to tell me, that you comb them out of your cat and then hold their heads underwater and try to drown your
CALLER: I can't believe how much you are interrupting me. All right.
GLENN: I'm sorry, go ahead. Go ahead, caller, you are on. Go ahead.
CALLER: All right, all right. Oh, I love you, buddy, I love you.
GLENN: No, go ahead. I love you, too. I love you are one of God's creatures and I love
CALLER: You are great. You should have seen me the other night here. Okay, the last flea that bites that cat puts that cat down. It's down.
CALLER: Now, where is the environmental freak?
GLENN: But that's okay with you because that's God's way of the fleas taking over?
GLENN: If that's the way God wants it?
CALLER: Everything lives off of everything. We all have to survive.
CALLER: And even the minuscule spree and the minor bacterial growth around the air.
GLENN: So what you are saying is we're all parasitic in nature.
CALLER: I'm not going to use the word parasite, but we do live in a world that survives off of each other's things. Like the trees survive off of our oxygen, our CO2.
GLENN: Right. Our CO our what? What do the trees survive on?
CALLER: Okay, I heard you talk. I heard you talk about
GLENN: All right, I'm sorry. I was about to trap you, go ahead.
CALLER: Oh, no. Hey, I'm armed and ready.
GLENN: Okay, go ahead.
CALLER: Okay. When that last flea bites that cat
GLENN: Oh, good God, you are still on the cat.
CALLER: I know. Here's the problem. When the last tree is cut down on the planet, when does it affect, when does it become beyond return?
GLENN: I don't know because we're not down to the last tree. In fact, there are more trees on the planet than there were 100 years ago.
CALLER: I would refer you to a, I believe it's a 1967 geothermal shot of space of the united of the world and look at the amount of lights that have come into play. Now, with lights come
GLENN: Lights. Okay, hang on just a second. Lights, all right, we're talking about lights because I will give you, there are more lights on Earth I thought we were talking about trees or fleas. I'm not really sure. But I will give you that there are more lights on Earth than there were in 1967.
CALLER: When that last tree is cut down, when does it
GLENN: Okay, you call me back when the last tree... (laughing)... is about to be cut down.
CALLER: Billions of trees left. But when that one within that one billionth, when it starts taking environmental change, people that environmental excuse me, environmentalists I tell people I'm very familiar with the readings of biblical and prophecies and scriptures like that.
CALLER: See, as an environmentalist I tell people, you know, I'm very familiar with the readings of biblical and prophecies and spirituals like that.
CALLER: I tell people, I said, you don't have to worry about God destroying the earth, sir.
GLENN: Don't have to what?
CALLER: You don't have to worry about god destroying this Earth right now because nature's going to beat him to it if man keeps doing what he's doing because
CALLER: We don't think like the Egyptians did where their water was pure and clean and, you know, the amount of pollutants that are going in our water and poisoning our children
GLENN: Weren't they hold on just a second. Would you agree with me that the Hindus are very spiritually aware of I mean, they don't eat cattle and anything else, right?
CALLER: The Hindus are what?
GLENN: The Hindus are very spiritually aware, in a way they are very spiritual in nature, et cetera, et cetera?
CALLER: I have not studied the Hindu culture.
GLENN: Okay. Well, you know, they are very spiritual in nature and, you know, they won't eat cattle and, you know, they believe in the circle of life, et cetera, et cetera and they also crap in the river like the Egyptians used to. So I beg to differ with you that the that maybe the rivers weren't as pure as you seem to recall them being in Egypt. They were bathing in them.
CALLER: Our food and prescription drug intake in this America is poisoning our children. And it's
GLENN: Our prescription drug intake? Is this about are we going back to the fleas?
CALLER: Well, you do use I do use a prescription drug, half the amount recommended by the vet and three times a year. People kill I mean, drugs are out there to overkill and overuse.
GLENN: Okay. So what you are recommending, doctor, is that everyone takes half of the prescription drug medicine that the doctor prescribes?
CALLER: I'll tell you what, I'm also, I'm a very healthy person.
CALLER: I'm self employed. I have a small business. I do not
GLENN: Do you take prescription drugs?
CALLER: I do not own health insurance out of my own choice because I eat very healthily. I stay away from you know, look at that video
GLENN: Let's say this. Let's paint a scenario here. You are having a tofu sandwich made with entirely organic materials and you are on hang on. And you are on your bike because you are a very healthy person, as you are eating your tofu and alfalfa sprout sandwich, all organic. You are wearing hemp biking shorts and you have no health insurance because you are a very healthy man. And I'll give that to you. I don't know you, but I'm just going to let's just go with this scenario. How is that tofu sandwich going to help you with no health insurance as you are hit by a truck?
CALLER: Okay. We're talking about an accident versus somebody's versus
GLENN: Right. But you have no health insurance because you are a very healthy person, until you are hit by the cattle truck on its way to the butcher shop for McDonald's.
CALLER: Well, I hope and pray that that guy that's driving that truck gots an insurance policy that will cover my medical payments.
GLENN: All right. So we've got hope, and change. And I think we're there. Paul, thank you very much. I appreciate your phone call.