When plastic straws attack

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The number one threat to America, and the world right now, are plastic straws. Everybody knows this.

The plastic straws are catastrophic. Especially the extendable, bendy straws. They're the worst because they're fun and they make people want to use a straw, even if it's not technically necessary to use one.

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You use a plastic straw one time, then throw it away. And every single discarded straw in America ends up in the ocean. It's part of the Republican Party platform to ensure all the straws are dumped directly into the ocean, along with plastic bags and those plastic six-pack ring thingies, because Republicans hate nature. Everybody knows this.

So, the plastic straws end up forming giant straw masses the size of icebergs that float around the ocean, menacing small islands, boating enthusiasts, and even nuclear submarines. Don't ask me how, but trust me, they do. These plastic straw icebergs are large enough to be seen from space. Astronauts have been known to mistake floating straw icebergs for Hawaii.

And don't forget the aquatic life that is going extinct because of plastic straws. It's strawmageddon out there. Dolphins are being decimated by the straws clogging their blowholes. Octopuses can't squirt ink because their orifices are all blocked by straws. Discovery Channel is even canceling Shark Week because the sharks all have tummy aches, from you guessed it, eating plastic straws. Because there are no more fish to eat. Because they're all dying. From straws. Everybody knows this.

And don't forget the aquatic life that is going extinct because of plastic straws. It's strawmageddon out there.

Since Americans use 500 million plastic straws per day, and Republicans probably use more than that, it's clear that we're all about to die. Five hundred million straws per day is a big number, and virtually every major media outlet has cited that stat as fact. But then, NPR, of all sources, did some digging.

And it turns out that 500 million figure came from a young environmentalist named Milo Cress in a report he wrote seven years ago… when he was in the fourth grade. He couldn't find any stats on how many straws are used each day in the U.S., so he called straw manufacturers around the country and came up with his 500 million estimate based on the numbers they gave him.

Major companies like Starbucks routinely make multi-million-dollar decisions — like their decision to ban plastic straws — based on research data from fourth graders. Everybody knows this.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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