Stadium of Fire Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


April 1, 2008

MILEY CYRUS TO HEADLINE 2008 STADIUM OF FIRE ON JULY 4th

            This year’s Stadium of Fire will be headlined by the 15 year-old superstar Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel’s TV show Hannah Montana.   Miley most recently performed at Reliant Stadium on March 9th to an audience of 72,000 and her next stop is Stadium of Fire.  This past weekend the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards honored Miley with the “Best Female Actress” and “Best Female Singer” awards.

            “We are thrilled that Miley would accept our invitation to headline this year’s show and to perform some of her own hits “ said Brad Pelo, Senior Executive Producer of Stadium of Fire.  “After exploring the possibility for two years now we feel fortunate that at a time when she is literally at the top of her game, she would agree to come and be a part of our Independence Day celebration.” 

            Also appearing at this year’s show will be the world-renowned Blue Man Group, best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.  Currently, Blue Man Group performs nightly at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, as well as around the world in New York, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, Oberhausen, Orlando, Tokyo, and Stuttgart.  In addition, after an explosion of sell-out concerts throughout 2006 and 2007 of their popular How To Be A Megastar Arena Rock Concert Tour, Blue Man Group has been captured by Rhino Records on a combo DVD/CD, entitled HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE! which will be available beginning April 1, 2008.8.8.

            Hosting the 2008 event will be talk radio and cable news personality Glenn Beck. As the host and star of a nationally syndicated radio talk show and his own tremendously successful cable news show, Beck is known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality.   His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 280 stations nationwide. Beck's self-titled topical talk show on Headline News debuted in May 2006, was the fastest-growing cable news show of the year, and continues to be one of the network's highest-rated programs.       

            Traditional elements of the show will continue and expand this year, including over one thousand Stadium of Fire dancers, a military flyover and of course the biggest and best stadium fireworks show in America.

            “We are honored again, for the sixth year in a row, to be invited by the Pentagon to broadcast our celebration to US military men and women around the world,” said Pelo. “There’s a special spirit to our Independence Day celebration as we are connected via satellite with those who labor every day to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.  It is an honor to share our celebration with them.” This year’s show will again be produced by the award-winning production team of Wayne Baruch and Chuck Gayton.  “We couldn’t be happier to have Chuck and Wayne back.  They’ve produced the show for the past three years and each year we are surprised by their creativity and the memorable moments they create for the show,” said Pelo.

            The annual Stadium of Fire event, now in its 28th year, will take place at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, July 4th 2008.  The show will begin at 8:00 PM.

            Tickets for Stadium of Fire will go on sale this Friday, April 4th at 5:00 PM and will be sold simultaneously online at www.byutickets.com and at the BYU Marriott Center ticket office in Provo.  Because it is anticipated that there will be a heavy demand for tickets, the Marriott Center ticket office will retain a block of seating in each price category for sale to onsite ticket purchasers and will remain open on Friday evening until the block has been sold or all onsite ticket purchasers have been served.  Box office and online purchasers will be limited to 25 tickets per transaction.

            Stadium of Fire is presented by America’s Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization supporting educational programs and events that promote freedom and democracy. This year’s Stadium of Fire sponsors include KUTV 2, Clear Channel Radio Group, Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Daily Herald, Provo City and Zions Bank.

                        More information is available at www.stadiumoffire.com or by calling 801-818-1776.

TICKET BUYER NOTICE:  Miley Cyrus is currently not scheduled to appear in concert at any other venue prior to the Stadium of Fire.  Miley’s performance last month at the 72,000 seat Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas was sold out in a matter of minutes.  Organizers expect a quick sellout and want to remind prior ticket purchasers that this is not the year to procrastinate their ticket purchases.  Please see attached Box office ticketing procedures.

STADIUM OF FIRE BOX OFFICE SALES POLICY

  1. Wristbands will be available for pick up Tuesday April 1st 10:00 AM at the Marriott Center ticket office.  
  2. Receiving a wristband does NOT guarantee tickets, only a place in line if you are at the Marriott Center on April 4th at 4:30 PM (MST).
  3. There is a limit of one wristband per person. Patrons must be at least 16 years old to receive a wristband.
  4. Wristbands are NOT transferable.
  5. At 4:00 PM (MST) Friday, April 4th the ticket office will announce the beginning number and the line will form consecutively following that number.  For Example: With wristbands 1-1000 being issued and the random starting number is 550, the individual wearing wristband number 550 will be helped first, followed by 551 through 1000.  Wristband number 1 would then be served following number 1000 and continue with numbers 2-549.  This will be the order in which the customer may line up to purchase tickets.
  6. The line will begin at the North East corner of the Marriott Center and wrap south around the venue.  Customers must remain in line until it is their turn in line.  Customers found leaving the line will be sent to the end of the line.  Anyone arriving later than 4:30 PM (MST) will have to go to the end of the line.
  7. Ticket limit is 25 tickets for each customer with a wristband.
  8. The ticket office reserves the right to refuse ticket sales to anyone that does not abide by this policy.

 

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.