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.

On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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