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.

Glenn Beck: Here's how YOU can fix the Great Reset's housing crisis

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How's the housing market looking these days? Because under Build Back Better (aka the Great Reset), investors are grabbing up homes at a record pace.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn discussed a recent Redfin News report, which shows that almost one in five homes sold in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2021 was purchased by an investment firm, and many are paying tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price.

"Think of that, one in every five homes that are sold are going to a big investment firm," Glenn said. "Investors bought more than 90,000 homes, totaling more than $63 billion, representing 18% of all homes sold in the quarter. The numbers broke all records."

"The same factors have pushed more Americans to rent, which also creates opportunities for investors, because investors typically turn the homes they purchase into rentals," he continued. "And now they can charge higher rents. Rent for single-family homes surged by more than 10% in the 12 months, through September. The fastest annual rent inflation in 16 years."

"And nearly 77% purchased were bought in an all-cash transaction," Glenn added. "That's not your average person. These investment firms, like BlackRock, are going in and buying entire neighborhoods. They are the people that come in, and say, 'I'll give you $70,000 over the asking price.' ... Now, why would investment firms think they will just be able to make money paying $70,000 over the asking price? What is it that they know, that you don't know? Could they know, as the Great Reset states, that by 2030, you will own nothing and you'll like it?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn offer his thoughts on how you can solve the Great Reset's housing crisis:


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On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the radical plan to flip the United States from capitalism to socialism and into a lawless nation. It's an old strategy that mirrors a communist Cold War playbook. The goal now, as it was then, is this: How do they get a revolution without all that civil war stuff? It’s a five-step plan, and we're deep into several of the main steps RIGHT NOW.

Our justice system has been infiltrated by woke leftists, and something called "the progressive prosecutor movement" is methodically transforming Main Street USA into Main Street Gotham City. We can see it all over the country in places like San Francisco, with the Waukesha massacre as a terrifying glimpse into more of what's coming. And the media? They're currently running interference in one of the largest misinformation operations in history.

It’s happening at the city, state, AND federal levels. And President Trump might be one of the biggest victims of them all, a fact that even Trump critic Joe Rogan has realized on the Russia collusion hoax: “No one is being held accountable!” That ends now, as Glenn calls on Americans to push back on the lies that keep us divided in a cold civil war.

Watch the full episode below:

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A "one-world government" is being formed right now and it’s called the Great Reset, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. And now, rebuild plans for the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral hint at the formation of a global church, too.

In this clip, Glenn detailed plans for the iconic, 850-year-old church’s "woke" renovations that sound more like a 'politically correct Disneyland' complete with a "discovery trail," "emotional spaces," and 14 themed chapels.

"Notre Dame is now being built back better as a 'woke theme park' dedicated to environmentalism and social justice," Glenn explained.

"There will be several different chapels within, [for example] a chapel for social justice, and then chapel for environmental justice," he continued. "Which leads me to this point. The 'one-world government' is being formed, right now. One-world government. It is being formed and it's called The Great Reset."

Glenn went on to predict that one of the first steps in the direction of a one-world government will be a push for a global religion.

"I think we're seeing the first church now being dedicated to the new global religion — and it is social justice, environmental justice, and all this gobbledygook. We all know, it's not just wrong, it is dangerous. That's the first church, the cathedral of Notre Dame, in France, is the first global church. Mark my words. Christian, Jews, Muslims ... this global church will bring darkness unlike you've ever seen."

Watch the video clip from "The Glenn Beck Program" below:

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The Omicron COVID-19 variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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