Glenn Beck

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.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.