Glenn Beck defaces Mike Rowe's poster - and it sells for how much?

Remember when Mike Rowe and Glenn Beck autographed a "Work Smart AND Hard" poster to be auctioned off to raise money for mikeroweWORKS Foundation? It ended up selling for $12,100 - and Mike Rowe has some ideas on why it ended up doing so well.

From Mike Rowe's Facebook page:

On Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, a woman named Candace purchased a “Work Smart AND Hard” poster for $12,100.00.

(Plus shipping and handling.)

That’s right. Twelve THOUSAND, one HUNDRED United States DOLLARS.

(Plus shipping and handling.)

The poster in question is identical in almost every way to the hundreds of other autographed posters we routinely sell for $12,000 less than what Candace paid. The only difference? On this particular poster, my signature is accompanied by Glenn Beck’s, along with a few highly personalized, completely original, and decidedly juvenile artistic embellishments.

So – what can we deduce from the unexpected popularity surrounding this particular poster?

Can we assume that any spontaneous doodling by Glenn Beck will increase the value of a thing by approximately $12,000? Possibly.

May we infer that Candace is a woman of sophisticated taste and extraordinary generosity? Obviously.

Might we surmise that the entire notion of Work Ethic Scholarships is beginning to catch on, and that people are eager and willing to support them? Hopefully.

Whatever the reason, I want to personally acknowledge The Munificence of Candace, and thank everyone else who has bid on or purchased my C.R.A.P. (Collectibles Rare And Precious.) There’s more to come.

I also want to thank Glenn Beck for getting the word out on The Blaze. Glenn’s personal contribution, combined with the support of his fans, has brought in well-over $50,000 to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Frankly, that kind of largess leaves me speechless.

(Though, obviously, not wordless.)

To better express my gratitude, I’m going to fly to Dallas this week and present Glenn with the very first official copy of The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge, hot off the presses. Hundreds of you have suggested we make these pledges available for purchase, and I’ve learned it’s usually best not to ignore the wishes of hundreds of people.

Glenn, however, deserves the first one. Candace will receive the second one — with my compliments — along with an assortment of newly released “Dirty Commencement Photos.”

Both The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge and new photos are now available HERE: http://profoundlydisconnected.com/shop/

As always,100% of the money raised benefits the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.

Again, many thanks.

Mike Rowe will be joining Glenn Beck tonight at 5pm ET for a special Q&A with TheBlaze audience. Start a fourteen day free trial to watch on TheBlaze TV.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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