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2009 The Glenn Beck Program

Glenn Beck’s Weekly Caption Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

 

  1. PROMOTION PERIOD:  Glenn Beck’s Weekly Caption Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 6:00:01am Eastern Time on April 13, 2009 and concludes at 11:59:59pm Eastern Time on June 4, 2009 (the “Promotion Period”).  All entries must be received during the Promotion Period.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY:  Participants and winners must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia and at least 13 years or older as of the date of entry.  Subject to all laws and regulations and void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Individuals who have won a prize from the Radio Show (as defined below) within one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the start date of this Contest are not eligible. 

 

Employees of Mercury Radio Arts (the “Sponsor”), Premiere Radio Networks, Inc., and The Glenn Beck Program (the “Radio Show”) (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), each radio station contracted to broadcast the Radio Show, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies, divisions, parent companies, officers, directors, agents and advertising agencies, as well as members of the immediate family of any such employees, are not eligible to participate and win.  The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

 

  1. HOW TO ENTER:  Submit your entry by visiting www.glennbeck.com during the Promotion Period and follow the Contest link to review the submission guidelines and complete all required information in the online form, including a brief caption in twenty (20) words or less that completes the bubble for the online picture of the week. 

 

Entries limited to one 1 entry per person per week.  Winners will be drawn from online entries only.  Valid entries must contain all information requested.  Incomplete and/or multiple entries will be disqualified.  Entries that contain vulgar or defamatory language will be disqualified.  The Contest Entities will not verify receipt of entries.  By entering, participants acknowledge compliance with the Official Rules, including eligibility requirements.  Responsibility for receipt of entry rests solely with the participant.

 

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, (1) YOU ARE VERIFYING THAT YOU ARE THE OWNER AND PRODUCER OF THE SUBMITTED MATERIAL, (2) THAT NO THIRD PARTY OWNERSHIP RIGHTS EXIST TO THE ENTRY SUBMITTED AND (3) BY SUBMITTING THE CAPTION IN THIS CONTEST, YOU HEREBY GRANT THE CONTEST ENTITIES A PERPETUAL, WORLDWIDE, NON-EXCLUSIVE, ROYALTY-FREE, SUB-LICENSABLE (THROUGH MULTIPLE TIERS) RIGHT AND LICENSE TO USE, PUBLISH, REPRODUCE, DISPLAY, PERFORM, ADAPT, MODIFY, DISTRIBUTE, HAVE DISTRIBUTED AND PROMOTE SUCH CONTENT IN ANY FORM, IN ALL MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER CREATED, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, FOR ANY PURPOSE.

 

  1. JUDGING/WINNER SELECTION DETAILS:  On or about each Friday beginning April 17, 2009 and ending June 5, 2009, a panel of Radio Show judges will select 1 entry (each, a “Weekly Winner”) from all correct, eligible entries received by 11:59:59pm ET the preceding day, based on the following criteria: Originality (50%), Creativity (30%), and Entertainment Value (20%) (the “Weekly Judging”).  In the event of a tie during the judging selection, an additional, qualified, "tie-breaking" judge shall determine a winner from such tied entries using the criteria herein. Judges' decisions on all matters relating to this Contest shall be final and binding.  The Weekly Winner may be displayed online for approximately one (1) week on or about each Monday beginning the week of April 20, 2009 and ending the week of June 8, 2009.  Participants and winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. 

 

  1. PRIZE(S):  One (1) eligible Weekly Winner from each of 8 Weekly Judgings will win one (1) autographed copy of Glenn Beck’s book “The Christmas Sweater” (Approximate Retail Value: $25.00 each). The total Approximate Retail Value of all prizes is $200.00.  Any and all fees and expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of each winner.  The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any portion of this prize for a prize of equal or greater value.  No transfer, assignment, change of the prize, or cash substitution is permitted. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, the Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate winner in its sole discretion.  Unclaimed prize(s) will not be awarded.  Other restrictions may apply.  All federal, state, and local taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of each winner.

 

  1. RELEASE FORMS:  Each Weekly Winner will be notified by telephone, mail, and/or email within five (5) days after each Weekly Judging and will be given five (5) days to confirm receipt if notified by email.  If a winner cannot be contacted from the information provided on the entry form, the Sponsor reserves the right to select another winner at its sole discretion.  Each winner (or a winner’s parent/legal guardian if a winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to sign a waiver within 14 days of notification via mail or email.  Failure to return an executed waiver within that time may result in forfeiture of prize and selection of alternate winner from remaining eligible entries.  Winners will be subject to a verification process, to include winner’s name, address, email address, and home phone number. The Contest Entities are not liable if email is not responded to within the time allowed or prize notification letter is lost in the mail or returned as undeliverable when delivery is attempted by regular mail.

 

  1. CONSUMER CREATED CONTENT:  If the entry for the Contest requires creative material from the participant, by submitting your entry: (1) you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place the Contest Entities under any fiduciary or other obligation, that the Contest Entities are free to disclose the ideas on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you;  (2) you acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, the Contest Entities do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by their employees, or obtained from sources other than you; (3) you are verifying that you are the owner and producer of the submitted material and that no third party ownership rights exist to any material submitted, and (4) you are hereby granting the Contest Entities a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose. 

 

  1. DELIVERY DISCLAIMER:  The Contest Entities disclaim all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue a telephone call due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Contest Entities’ control, or otherwise.  The Contest Entities disclaim all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or download an online entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond their control, or otherwise.  The Contest Entities disclaim all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by electronic transmission or other delivery method.  The Contest Entities are not to be responsible for late, lost, misdirected, mutilated or postage-due entries as well as for human, mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: any form of active or passive filtering, insufficient space in participant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail messages, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet, or on any website, or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online participant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.  No mechanical reproductions or facsimiles will be accepted.  The use of automated software or computer programs to register or enter the Contest is prohibited, and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to register or to enter will be disqualified.  Entries void if incomplete, defective, altered, forged, illegible, or received outside authorized channels.  All entries and information become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

  1. PUBLICITY; USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:  By participating, where allowed by law, winner(s) and all Participants grant the Contest Entities exclusive permission to use their names, biographical information, characters, photographs, voices, video, and/or likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.  By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law, Participants agree that the Contest Entities may disclose personal information obtained from Participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes. 

 

 

  1. TAXES:  Any valuation of the prize stated above is based on available information provided to the Contest Entities, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize and paying any expenses associated with any prize(s) which are not specifically provided for in the Official Rules.  Winner(s) may be required to provide the Contest Entities with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Any person winning over $600.00 in prizes from the Contest Entities will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

 

  1. CONDUCT AND DECISIONS:  By participating in the Contest, Participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Contest Entities’ personnel and judges.  Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified.  Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited.  The Contest Entities will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims, or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest, and the Contest Entities’ decisions concerning such disputes shall be final.  If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference, or any event beyond the control of the Contest Entities, the Contest Entities reserve the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Contest Entities deem appropriate.  All decisions made by the Contest Entities are final.  The Contest Entities reserve the right to cancel or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Entities corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest, in which case prize will be awarded via a judging from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation.  All decisions will be made by the Contest Entities and are final.  ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITES, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE CONTEST ENTITITES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

  1. RELEASE:  Participants release the Contest Entities, each radio station contracted to broadcast the Radio Show, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies, divisions, parent companies, officers, directors, employees, agents and advertising agencies and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this Contest and the awarding and use of the prize, including without limitation liability for death, personal injury, loss, and/or disability.

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS:  Each winner may be required to submit proof of eligibility and sign the Sponsor’s release form to claim the prize.  The Contest Entities may substitute prizes, as well as extend, modify, or discontinue the Contest at any time without prior notice.  The Contest Entities disclaim any responsibility to notify Participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest.  The Contest Entities are not responsible for any typographical error in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Contest prizes.  For a copy of the rules, or where required by law, a winners list, mail a written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to Mercury Radio Arts, 1133 6th Ave., 34th Floor, New York, NY, 10036.  Vermont residents only may omit return postage.  Winners List will be available for six (6) months beginning July 13, 2009.  All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

  1. JURISDICTION:  These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.  Venue and jurisdiction for any claims associated in any way with these rules shall only be proper in the State of New York.

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.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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