WATCH: The 5 Worst Groundhog Day Fails Since 1887

Who does Punxsutawney Phil think he is?

In case you hadn't heard, the groundhog saw his shadow and we have to wait six more weeks for spring. Forget man-made global warming, who knew these pudgy rodents have been controlling the weather all along?

It seems like a pretty straightforward "holiday" --- you pull the groundhog out and hold it up like Mufasa's showing of Simba in The Lion King, then put it back in its box and break out the calendar to start your vacation planning.

But there have been some fails since the tradition started in 1887.

Here are a few:

  1. Bill de Blasi-OHHH!
  2. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped Staten Island Chuck and, get this, the groundhog died shortly after! Probably a coincidence, right?

    Well, the coverup is always worse than the crime --- they tried to sweep it under the rug and pass off Chuck's girlfriend Charlotte as Chuck.

    Bad move.

    This year, Bill decided it was probably better just to skip the event altogether.

  3. Hungry-hungry groundhog.
  4. Sun Prairie Mayor Jonathan Freund got more than he bargained for when Jimmy took a nibble on his ear in 2015.

    Maybe next time he'll wear ear muffs.

  5. Curses!
  6. When Mayor Bloomberg reached into the cage of Staten Island Chuck in 2009, he received a sharp bite on the hand and reacted by cursing the rodent out on live TV.

    Ouch.

  7. Essex Ed Sleeps In
  8. We've all been there. You've been gearing up for a big day at work and either stay up too late the night before, or your alarm clock malfunctions and you end up missing the meeting you'd been preparing for.

    That's apparently what happened to Essex Ed in 2016, but we can't be too hard on the groundhog.

    Thankfully, Otis the Hedgehog stepped up and filled in. You can watch this clip of the Essex Groundhog Day Parade below, but just a heads up, you won't find Essex Ed anywhere.

  9. Groundhog Day PSA
  10. They might look cute while the mayor of Anytown, USA holds them up to prognosticate the upcoming weather, but beware if you cross one in the wild.

    You might want to pick it up and give it a hug, but these rodents can be quite vicious.

    Don't believe it?

    Watch this clip of a local news broadcast where a man was chased through his yard and into his home.

With all the fails on this weird holiday, thankfully, Bill Murray made it all ok.

Enjoy the clip below and maybe the six more weeks of winter won't be so bad.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

Watch the full episode below:

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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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