Glenn Beck: Caller busted for 'unlawfully using' trash can?



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GLENN: Now, let me give this to you. This is from the City of Charleston, and I want to show it to the camera on Insider Extreme so you can see this, and I want to bring Gary in from Charleston. Gary.

CALLER: Good morning, Glenn.

GLENN: How are you, sir?

CALLER: I'm doing well, how are you?

GLENN: Very well. Hang on just a second. Hey, Dom, I wouldn't take Camera 4.

STU: You might want to take the one in the front of the paper.

GLENN: You might want to take Camera, 2. Which, remember, we say that, you know, we're going to hold stuff up and then you would just take it from Camera 2? There you go.

STU: Well, is there something on the back of the paper we need to know about?

GLENN: No, there's nothing on the back of the paper you need to know about. So here it is. This is an official notice from the town of Charleston. Gary, tell me what this is.

CALLER: Well, the garbage police are onto me. I — about two weeks ago I was anticipating a delivery from our local UPS driver. I noticed the driver was several blocks away. So I walked down the street, got the package from the driver and proceeded back to my office. On the way back, I opened the envelope, took the contents out and dropped the envelope in the trash can as I was walking into my office. Two days later I get this notice in the mail, or three days later I get the notice in the mail that I have unlawfully used city maintained baskets and —

GLENN: Unlawfully, unlawfully used — and I'm showing — I'm now showing the basket here. They took a picture of it.

CALLER: Yes, yes.

GLENN: And is this your —

CALLER: Somebody actually took a picture of it.

GLENN: Is this your trash in the trash can?

CALLER: Just the envelope. You know, at first I was puzzled. I didn't — because I went, what?

GLENN: There's the envelope there, I think.

CALLER: And then I had to kind of retrace my steps several days and I get back to, you know, thinking, oh, that's that UPS envelope.

CALLER: Well, they caught you dead to rights. They have you.

GLENN: They have the photographic proof.

PAT: Right there.

GLENN: You criminal! All right. So now what is the problem? You threw an envelope in a trash can.

CALLER: Right. Right. Well, in Charleston we have some pretty strict guidelines on using trash.

GLENN: Apparently.

CALLER: And that's not actually a trash can. That is a refuse receptacle, if I'm — if I remember correct, correctly.

GLENN: A — hang on. This is not — what's happened to us? This is not a trash can; this is a refuse receptacle?

CALLER: According to, if I get this right —

PAT: Anyone can see that.

CALLER: A local TV station came out and interviewed me and did a story. They got comments from somebody with the city talking about this.

PAT: How stupid do you have to be to confuse a trash can with a refuse receptacle? Wow.

GLENN: What is the difference between trash and refuse?

CALLER: I don't know.

GLENN: Stu, could you please look that up?

CALLER: I guess we could take a class.

GLENN: So what is it — so they are fining you for this?

CALLER: No, they didn't fine me. They just, according to the thing, the notice, I was directed to rectify the problem ASAP which kind of is a little bit of a paradox because they have already emptied the can.

GLENN: So did you have to go to the trash — I'm sorry, the refuse dump and go find the envelope?

CALLER: Go through the hundreds of pounds of garbage? I don't know.

GLENN: It says here you have — let's see. This is to notify you, an official inspection of the premises at blah, blah blah King Street has been made by a representative of the Department of Public Service. The following conditions were found existing and which are a violation of ordinance of the City of Charleston, South Carolina, 1447(g), unlawful use of city maintained baskets. You are hereby given official notice to rectify the above stated conditions in an approved manner within a period of ASAP days from date. Environmental services division, department of public service, A. Green. Can we get A. Green on the phone?

CALLER: Oh. I don't know. I don't know.

STU: Who is — do you know what A. Green's first name is?

GLENN: Is it Al Green? I loved Al Green.

STU: Wait, is it Alvin? Isn't that the guy running in South Carolina for the Senate?

GLENN: See if you can get A. Green.

STU: It's not that A. Green, is it?

GLENN: See if you can get A. Green on the phone because I'd like to know what the violation is. This is pretty intense garbage — I'm sorry, this is intense refuse.

STU: Yeah. Well, it's pretty clear here, Glenn. I think any, as Pat pointed out, any idiot would know the difference here. Waste is defined as rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage or junk. And trash — and refuse is defined as rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage or junk.

PAT: Oh, it's clear, a clearly defined difference. I mean —

GLENN: Well, they are in a different order.

STU: They are completely different.

PAT: Yeah.

CALLER: This actually gets a little bit better. Because after the story ran, I guess the following Monday or something, Tuesday, I had left town for a shoot and —

GLENN: Are you with the minute men?

CALLER: I'm a photographer, excuse me. I left town and somebody came into the office and I get this e mail from one of my office mates and it says, so the garbage police were in today. This irate woman comes in and explains that she was by earlier and there was a trash bag in the trash can and that she retrieved the trash bag from the can and opened the bag and emptied the contents into the trash can. But now there was an envelope on top of that trash in the can and she want — let's see. And she walks into the office to use us of setting her up. So she takes —

GLENN: Setting her up for what?

CALLER: She takes them out —

GLENN: I don't even understand this. We're living in a parallel world. Somehow or another we've all been transformed and transported into some sort of parallel universe. I don't even understand this. What is her problem?

CALLER: She takes them out and points at the envelope in the can and he's like, that's not even our address. And evidently then she kind of fumes off. But —

GLENN: But wait. What is the problem about —

CALLER: I think they picked the wrong person.

GLENN: What is — do you have serial letter thrower awayers there? I mean —

CALLER: I don't know. We can't get somebody to dust our car for prints when we get the windows broken into our car, but...

GLENN: All right, all right. Here's the thing. Stu, see if you can get ahold of Al Green. It may be Alvin, it may be Arnold, I don't know. I'm hoping that it's Al Green that answers the phone.

PAT: Might be the singer. Might be the Stay Together guy. You never know.

GLENN: Could be.

CALLER: I always stay within 10 feet of that can now. It scares me.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. I don't think it could be Al Green because if it's Let's Stay Together, that's not what the garbage people are saying.

PAT: No. That's true.

GLENN: Envelopes cannot stay together with the trash.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No. Or the refuse. I'm not really even sure how it's worked out. But we'll — hang on just a second, Gary. We're going to try to get a hold of your trash collectors or your refuse receptacle emptiers, whoever the hell, knows what the hell is going on in South Carolina coming up in just a second.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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