September 3rd, 2020 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:
Joe Biden Denies Calling for National Mask Mandate: ‘I’m a Constitutionalist’ Joe Biden backed off his proposed national mask mandate on Wednesday and now says he would “put pressure” on states, local units of government, and businesses to require them. “No, no,” he said, denying he ever proposed such a thing, before claiming he would “ask every person in authority” to impose one. “I’m a constitutionalist,” Biden declared. “You can’t do things the Constitution does allow you the power to do.” Instead, he said he would “put as much pressure as I could” on others to impose his demands. “What you’re doing is irresponsible,” he said he would tell them. “Make sure you wear a mask and maintain social distancing.” Biden cloaked the de facto mandate in terms of it being an act of patriotism, though, he said, Americans could remove a mask “if they’re 12 to 15 feet away” from others. During his nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention two weeks ago, Biden was unequivocal: There would be a federal mask mandate. “We’ll have a national mandate to wear a mask,” he said. Biden was similarly unambiguous the week prior. “Let’s institute a mask mandate nationwide,” he said.
Tennessee Bishop Questions Biden-Pelosi Catholic Credentials The bishop of Knoxville (TN) has called into question claims by Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi that they are “faithful Catholics” given their public opposition to Church teaching. “It really confuses me that both Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi time and time again state that they are faithful Catholics and yet promote unlimited abortion as well as deny so many of the teachings of our faith,” Bishop Rick Stika tweeted Tuesday. “Nancy stated that she will no longer support the Hyde Amendment.” “I guess they think it is ok to say they are faithful but yet support the ultimate child abuse and human rights violation of the death of the unborn,” the bishop added in a separate tweet. “I hope someday, her portrait will be removed from the Capital as she did of those who supported slavery. No difference.” “From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life,” states the Catechism of the Catholic Church. “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion,” the Catechism continues. “This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.”
Pelosi used shuttered San Francisco hair salon for blow-out, owner calls it ‘slap in the face’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned. In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the California powerhouse is seen walking through ESalonSF in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose. The stylist doing her hair can be seen following her wearing a black face mask. Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified they could reopen on Sept. 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only. President Trump reacted in a tweet Wednesday: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!”
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson face D.C. eviction Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser says she fears a “race war” is coming to America. So her reaction is to consider an advisory panel’s recommended removal of the Washington Monument, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Andrew Jackson statue, and a host of other deemed racist objects of offense. Yeah, that’ll do it. That’ll stop the drug wars, the gang wars, the race wars. That’ll put an end to the nonstop red-light panhandling of the city’s many addicts and mentally ill, and provide them with the housing and psychiatric treatment they need. That’ll solve the fatherless home, broken home, single-family home crises in D.C. that have led, in part, to all the drifting, aimless, angry children in the streets, protesting police when they should be learning in school. It’s ridiculous. This proposal is ridiculous.
Biden laughably blames Trump for Democrat-fueled violence In a tweet, Joe Biden, former vice president, 2020 White House hopeful, keeper of the basement key, and other such illustrious titles, yada yada and so on and so forth, wrote this: “Remember: every example of violence Donald Trump decries has happened on his watch. Under his leadership. During his presidency.” As if Americans don’t know Democrats have become the party of the street terrorist? It was leftist Nancy Pelosi who spent her Minority House leadership months calling on fellow leftists to join in the summers of resistance against the newly seated President Donald Trump. It was left-wing loon congressional member from California Maxine Waters who pleaded with fellow left-wing loons to stormtroop Republicans in the streets, to “harass Trump administration officials” wherever they may be, as CNN put it, in mid-2018. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters said, at a Los Angeles rally and then again, on television. “And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Crazy bogus thing called coronavirus death counts The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out some new statistics and statements that have set the social media and medical worlds on fire — in large part, because of the agency’s conclusion, that went like this: “For 6% of the deaths” due to the coronavirus, “COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned” by authorities. There’s an “are you kidding me!” screaming moment for ya. Just the type of thing shut-down, closed-down, bankrupted restaurant owners in New York City might say after reading that little bit of comorbidity information. And quite rightly so. After all, America’s entire economic wheel was ground to a halt by medical pinheads — make that, unelected, unaccountable-to-the-people pinheads — who saw a virus and flipped. We could all die, all the experts said. We could all die from this deadly, unknown virus that spreads by touching, err, make that, by sneezing, err, make that by breathing. So went the medically induced panic. And shortly after, so went the politically induced panic. Problem was: nobody had a handle on the numbers. Nobody had the statistics that could show, truthfully, that is, how many caught the virus versus how many died from the virus versus how many fully recovered from the virus versus how many carried the virus in their systems, but felt no symptoms.
Hour 2 – Special Guest – Peggy Hall
Peggy is a health freedom activist. As an educator for 30+ years, with a background in both politics and health, she is the founder of www.TheHealthyAmerican.org where she provides education, information and inspiration to take right action to stand for truth and freedom. She is the former director of Teacher Education at the University of California, Irvine Extension and she is currently a college instructor. She was the health and wellness expert for the ABC Radio Network and served as the national wellness expert for the Emmy-nominated show, American Now. Her mission is to help others understand how the government works, where it is broken, and how to fix it, with her inspirational and good-humored videos airing on social media and www.TheHealthyAmerican.org
CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1 The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by Nov. 1. The timeline raised concern among public health experts about an “October surprise” — a vaccine approval driven by political considerations ahead of a presidential election, rather than science. In a letter to governors dated Aug. 27, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said states “in the near future” will receive permit applications from McKesson Corp., which has contracted with CDC to distribute vaccines to places including state and local health departments and hospitals. “CDC urgently requests your assistance in expediting applications for these distribution facilities and, if necessary, asks that you consider waiving requirements that would prevent these facilities from becoming fully operational by November 1, 2020,” Redfield wrote. He wrote that any waivers will not compromise the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine. The Associated Press obtained the letter, which was first reported by McClatchy.
3 charts show what people around world think about COVID-19 vaccines — and reveal stark differences between countries A new poll by the market-research firm Ipsos surveyed people around the world on their attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines, and the results reveal stark national differences when it comes to hopes that a vaccine will be available soon and willingness to get vaccinated. Many see a vaccine as the world’s chance to return to something more closely resembling normal. The World Health Organization is tracking more than 170 vaccine candidates, with nine in late-stage clinical trials. Normally, vaccines take years to develop, but scientists are hoping to cut that time down to 12 to 18 months with the coronavirus pandemic roiling the world. But if a vaccine does arrive, it will be effective only if people agree to get the shot, and the Ipsos study found respondents varying wildly by nation on their attitudes toward vaccines.
Ethics Consult: OK for Docs to Fire Vax Refusers? MD/JD Bangs Gavel Welcome to Ethics Consult — an opportunity to discuss, debate (respectfully), and learn together. We select an ethical dilemma in patient care, you vote, and then we present an expert’s judgment. Last week, you voted on whether a pediatrician can ethically fire vaccine refusers. Here are the results from over 1,000 votes:
Is it ethical for the doctor to deny or dismiss unvaccinated patients?
Would your vote change if this is the only pediatrics practice in the community?
Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time. But researchers say the solution is not to test less, or to skip testing people without symptoms, as recently suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, new data underscore the need for more widespread use of rapid tests, even if they are less sensitive.“The decision not to test asymptomatic people is just really backward,” said Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, referring to the C.D.C. recommendation.