September 23rd, 2021 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
House Republicans Deliver Three Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced three articles of impeachment against President Biden on Tuesday for mishandling the deadly Afghan evacuation, creating the southern border crisis, and attempting to usurp the Supreme Court ruling to expand the federal moratorium on evictions. The first article of impeachment speaks to Biden’s violation of “his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President,” regarding the southern border crisis. “I take this seriously. I don’t think it’s haphazard. I’m not trying to get media attention for myself,” Gibbs told the Washington Examiner. “He’s done so much damage to this country in less than nine months, which is really scary.” The second article concerns trashing the separation of powers by illegally attempting to extend the federal moratorium on evictions. “Despite the clear warning from the U.S. Supreme Court” and “with no legislative directive from the U.S. Congress,” Biden violated a key principle of American republicanism, Gibbs wrote. “He’s not capable of being commander-in-chief, and that’s obvious by the actions since Day One when he took the presidency back in January,” Gibbs explained.
Joe Biden Admits Border Is Not ‘Under Control’ President Joe Biden admitted on September 21 that the U.S. border with Mexico has slipped out of control under the watch of pro-migration zealot Alejandro Mayorkas. The admission came when he answered a reporters’ shouted question: “Mr. President, what is your reaction to the images coming from the southern border? ” “We will get it under control,” Biden replied testily. Under Mayorkas’s pro-migration policies, the number of migrants has exploded — and threatens to keep rising because Mayorkas is letting about half of the migrants into the United States to take jobs and rentals and to seek U.S. green cards. In July, for example, 213,500 migrants appeared at the border, not counting people who sneaked across the border. Roughly half of the 213,500 migrants — 117,000 — were released into the United States, despite the scant evidence that they meet the criteria to win asylum claims and despite federal law which requires they be detained until a judge decides their asylum claim. One month later, despite rising summer temperatures, 209,000 more migrants appeared at the border, and Mayorkas released 115,500 of them into the U.S. labor market, according to federal data.
Biden Admin Releasing Haitian Migrants into USA Despite Promise to Remove Them Media outlets report that despite promises from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Haitian migrants are being released into the U.S. interior. One official told the Associated Press the number of migrants released in recent days is in the thousands. “If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas said during a press conference in Del Rio on Monday. “Your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s lives.” “We in DHS are securing additional transportation to accelerate the pace and increase the capacity of removal flights to Haiti and other destinations in the Western Hemisphere,” he stated. Despite these bold promises of removal, it appears the number of Haitians being removed is in the hundreds while those being released are in the thousands. Fox News also reports the release of Haitian migrants into the U.S. interior. The migrants are reportedly being flown by Aero Airways, a major government contractor, to U.S. destinations including Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, Yakima (Washington), and Harrisburg (Pennsylvania).
Schiff: Select Committee Investigating Capitol Riot as ‘Conspiracy to Commit a Coup’ Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that the House Select Committee on January 6 was investigating the riot as a “conspiracy to commit a coup.” Nicolle Wallace said, “It feels like Adam Kinzinger is saying something when he calls that memo that Woodward and Costa report on, a blueprint for a coup. Is the select committee investigating a conspiracy to commit a coup?” Schiff said, “Yes. And I think Adam is exactly right. The predominant worry I have about our democracy is not that it’s the going to be overthrown by a violent revolution — notwithstanding that we endured a violent attempt at insurrection — but rather there will be quasi legalize that so undermine our democracy that it creates a crisis and it falls apart.” Schiff said, “This is what the Republicans tried to do, the Trump campaign and administration tried to do with this memo, but it’s also what GOP party leaders are trying to do around the country by stripping independent elections officials of their powers and handing them to partisan boards, so they can succeed where they failed with this attempted coup.
Florida Surgeon General Bashes Virus Hysteria: ‘Done with Fear,’ Vaccines ‘Treated Almost Like a Religion’ Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the new Surgeon General and Secretary of the Department of Health for the state of Florida, denounced coronavirus hysteria on Tuesday, alleging it uses fear to rob people of their personal autonomy. When announcing Ladopo, DeSantis hailed the new Surgeon General for his “superb intellect” and stellar background in public health. “He comes to Florida with really a superb background, bringing superb intellect but also I think will bring great leadership,” Gov. DeSantis said. According to CBS Miami, Ladopo will “play a key role with the state’s lead agency in battling the pandemic”: Dr. Ladapo has already been outspoken about the nation’s response to the pandemic in multiple op-ed articles in the Wall Street Journal. A recent one by Dr. Ladapo is titled “Vaccine Mandates can’t stop COVID’s spread.” Dr. Lapado was recently given a professorship at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. Before UF, he spent time on the west coast as an Associate Professor at UCLA where he cared for folks in the hospital. Dr. Ladapo says that the Sunshine State will completely reject fear as a way of making policies in public health. After stepping up to the podium, Ladopo declared that the Sunshine State is “done with fear.”
Tired of woke politics, COVID vaccine mandates? There’s a new job site for you A police officer who doesn’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A school teacher who doesn’t want to teach critical race theory. A corporate executive who doesn’t agree with pushing woke culture. Those are descriptions of workers who have reached out to Red Balloon, a new job board offering postings from companies promising their employees will be “free to work” without the fear of losing their jobs due to medical dictates or political drama. Red Balloon started in July as a local job board in Moscow, Idaho, by Andrew Crapuchettes, who told FOX Business in an interview that he initially just started it for fun. But after posting a video he made advertising the site in his community, the founder started hearing from people all over the country — from Minnesota to Florida, Alabama to Georgia — who wondered when the site would expand to their areas. In August, the site went nationwide. “The whole thesis of the job board was ‘free to work,'” Crapuchettes said. “What if employers treated their employees like adults and didn’t require vaccinations or certain pronouns, or making their logo a rainbow flag in June and just let people work and left identity politics out of the office space?”
Australian police fire rubber bullets to clear demonstration at Melbourne’s war memorial as third day of rallies by anti-vaxxers turns violent Police have fired rubber bullets, stinger grenades and pepper balls at anti-vaxx protesters stationed at Melbourne’s war memorial on a third day of violent demonstrations. Around 400 people, who have been rallying to demand an end to mandatory vaccinations for construction workers, swarmed Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance which was built to honour the state’s men and women who served in the First World War. Throughout Wednesday the mob chanted ‘lest we forget’ as they stood in front of the monument, some decked out in body armour and helmets in anticipation of a police attack while others urged officers not to arrest them out of ‘respect for the Anzacs’. After an hours-long standoff where police offered to let protesters leave, officers opened fire to clear demonstrators who had started pelting them with bottles. Victoria Police arrested 215 protesters throughout the day while two officers suffered head injuries, and one was taken to hospital with chest pains. Tap handles, golf balls, batteries and bottles were thrown at them from the shrine. Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said: ‘It was completely disrespectful that the crowd ended up at the shrine, which is such hallowed ground in this great city.’ The ugly scenes came after police ordered news channels to stop broadcasting aerial images of the protests, claiming organisers were using the live feed to evade police.
Nurses Are In Short Supply. Employers Worry Vaccine Mandate Could Make It Worse When Pam Goble first heard that President Biden was mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers, she had one thought: It’s about time. Goble is owner and CEO of Ability HomeCare, a pediatric home health care agency serving 900 children in San Antonio, Texas. Of her 261 nurses and therapists, 56 have declined to get the vaccine. “I am one of those people that really feels everybody should have their choice,” says Goble. She did not impose her own vaccine mandate even as the delta variant drove a spike in COVID-19 cases among her employees and the families they serve. Now she’s concerned that her unvaccinated employees may refuse to comply with the federal mandate once it’s implemented later this fall. “We would have to let people go,” she says. “I worry if our patients, who are medically fragile children, are going to get the care they need.” Health care workers had priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine back in December 2020, but nine months later, many are still reluctant to get the shots. Vaccination rates remain low in some states and among some subgroups of health care workers such as nursing assistants. As part of his push to get more Americans vaccinated, Biden has essentially told 17 million health care workers: Get vaccinated or get out. He has not offered them the testing option he’s given workers in most other industries.
A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine A North Carolina-based health care provider announced Tuesday it has suspended hundreds of employees for not meeting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine requirements. Novant Health says employees, by now, must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or applied for — and received — a medical or religious exemption. Those that hadn’t — about 375 workers across 15 hospitals and hundreds of clinics and outpatient facilities — are now suspended. Anyone who doesn’t comply with the vaccine policy within the five-day, unpaid suspension period will lose their job, the Winston Salem-based company said. About 98.6% of the company’s more than 35,000 workers are complaint with the policy, it said. Workers who started a two-dose vaccine series will now have until October 15 to get their second dose and remain in compliance, the company said. Employees that receive exemptions are required to undergo weekly Covid-19 testing, and wear N95 respirators, masks or other appropriate protective equipment and eye protection while working on Novant Health premises, the company said.
‘Post-Vax COVID’ Is a New Disease Boghuma Kabisen Titanji was just 8 years old when the hyper-contagious virus swept through her classroom. Days later, she started to feel feverish, and developed a sparse, rosy rash. Three years after being fully dosed with the measles vaccine, one of the most durably effective immunizations in our roster, Titanji fell ill with the very pathogen her shots were designed to prevent. Her parents rushed her to a pediatrician, worried that her first inoculations had failed to take. But the doctor allayed their fears: “It happens. She’ll be fine.” And she was. Her fever and rash cleared up in just a couple of days; she never sickened anyone else in her family. It was, says Titanji, now an infectious-disease physician and a researcher at Emory University, a textbook case of “modified” measles, a rare post-vaccination illness so mild and unthreatening that it doesn’t even deserve the full measles name. The measles virus is ultra-infectious, much more so than SARS-CoV-2, and kills many of the uninoculated children it afflicts. But for those who have gotten all their shots, it’s a less formidable foe, which we’ve learned to live with long-term. That’s the direction that many experts hope we’re headed in with SARS-CoV-2 as it becomes endemic, as my colleague Sarah Zhang has written.
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Do we need vaccine exemption boards? When I was a senior in college, the U.S. government tried to draft me — and thousands of other young men like me — into the armed forces. The war in Vietnam was being fought with an army of conscripts. I was exempt from the draft as a college student, but my graduation loomed and the government had instituted a lottery system to determine who would be drafted first. Each day of the year was assigned a random number according to your birthdate; those with the lowest numbers were called first. I had barely sat down with my buddies to watch the draft on TV when my number was called. It was 30. That created a moral dilemma for me: Would I serve in a war I hated because it seemed unjust and pointless? The government was imposing a mandate which I needed to honor or to fight. The situation I faced is similar to the one facing many people today who are being told that their government wants them to get vaccinated to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. And the responses to vaccine mandates parallel those I and 171,000 conscientious objectors faced 50 years ago.