Glenn Beck: Biden gaffe #4118852

Video: Biden Calls Custard Shop Manager a 'Smartass' After Taxes Comment

GLENN: I love Joe Biden talking to a -- talking to a custard -- owner of a custard shop which, - I don't even know what custard is. I guess it's just some sort of ice cream. Is that what it is?

PAT: Well, it's a little bit different but it tastes similar, yeah.

GLENN: Is it --

PAT: Frozen custard.

GLENN: Is it an eastern thing? Where is that from?

PAT: I've gotten in the west. I haven't seen it out here much, but they may have it.

GLENN: Where was he? Wasn't he in Pittsburgh or something?

PAT: I'm not sure.

GLENN: We are so down on our custard story here. I'm sorry. We've been traveling all weekend. We got about two hours of sleep last night. So, we're not up on our custard story.

PAT: Not as much as we normally would be with a custard story.

GLENN: Yes, because we are really -- I mean, really, look at me.

PAT: We're into custard.

GLENN: Yeah. So -- I mean, I'll eat it. You can send it if you want. So, he's talking to the clerk. He's having some custard and I guess Biden asked, you know, for a discount.

PAT: Yeah. Well, he said, how much do I owe you? There is a little report on it and here's what happened.

VOICE: How much do I owe you?

PAT: How much do I owe you?

VOICE: (Inaudible.)

PAT: It's kind of hard to understand because it's being taken, I think, on a cell phone or something and so Biden says, What do I owe you? And he says, Oh, nothing. That's on us. Maybe just lower our taxes and we'll call it even.

VOICE: A few minutes after the Cops' manager's comments on taxes, there's another exchange.

VOICE: (Inaudible.)

PAT: You can say something nice instead of being such a smart ass all the time. Say something nice.

GLENN: Who the hell are you? Get the hell out.

PAT: The custard owner wasn't like that.

GLENN: I know. He said -- oh, he was very nice. Do you know why? Because everybody's a wimp. Everybody is a wimp.

STU: Are you calling the custard shop owner a wimp?

GLENN: Get the hell out of my shop! Who the hell do you think you are?! Yeah, if I wasn't a smart ass -- when did the Declaration of Independence become a smart ass comment, King George?

PAT: That was priceless. That should go down in history.

GLENN: I would love some of these people -- I would love the opportunity to be the custard store owner that day.

STU: Well, he just -- he said afterwards he came up and said he was just joking and it was a nice little warm exchange.

GLENN: Oh, okay. Biden wasn't joking.

STU: That guy, like that time he told the joke about the Indians, that was hilarious.

GLENN: If you weren't such a smart ass, that was such a joke.

STU: I mean, that guy is just filled with comedy. Just go into a Dunkin' Donuts and a 7/11. You've got to have a --

PAT: Those racist jokes are always so good.

STU: That's just hilarious. So, the guy is filled with comedy. Why wouldn't it be --

GLENN: Oh, he is comedy. He's filled with something else which I think the reason why maybe the President has flies swarming his mouth.

VOICE: In Delaware, the largest growth in the population is Indian Americans moving from India. I cannot go to a Seven 11 or a Dunkin' Doughnuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.

GLENN: Oh, my! That is so good.

PAT: He was just joking when he said this.

VOICE: You've got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and (inaudible.)

PAT: That's a story book.

GLENN: That is a story book, a clean African-American. It's a story book.

PAT: Man.

GLENN: If he wasn't such a smart ass -- I mean, if you want you know, maybe we'll call it even if you just cut our taxes. That's not a smart ass comment. That is your employer telling you what to do, Joe.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]


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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