Dec 27, 2018 7-9PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Hour 1 – 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 and Cheryl Chumley are back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Michael Savage being silenced by ‘corporate censorship,’ attorney says The voice of New York, come Jan. 7, may be no more. That’s because WABC, one of the city’s premiere, preeminent stations, is poised to boot Michael Savage — to deplatform him, in broadcast-speak, said his attorney, Daniel Horowitz, in a telephone interview. WABC isn’t saying such; in fact, a recent news release from the station indicates Savage will be moving into a new, fresher format designed to take advantage of emerging media, one that will see him do one hour of radio alongside one hour of podcast. But the behind-the-scenes story is a bit different. According to Horowitz, who said he’s seen “the emails back and forth” between his client, Savage, and the radio powers-who-be, “The Savage Nation” is actually poised to go dark on WABC on Jan. 7.
Toy gun buyback for pansies Hempstead, New York, officials, citing concerns for the safety of children, not only warned parents off buying toy guns as gifts this Christmas — but also took the over-the-top step of hosting a toy gun buyback event. Welcome to the new USA, home of the pansies. Summer camps, for crying out loud, used to provide BB guns to kids to fire at mounted balloons. Now we’re confiscating squirt guns and foam-firing plastic rifles? “We don’t want the kids playing with guns,” said Hempstead Village Trustee LaMont Jackson to WABC-TV. “Guns are dangerous.” Yes. But toy guns are not. They’re, um, toys. “Saying no to guns is important,” Hempstead Village Mayor Don Ryan chimed in, the Blaze reported. “Even toy guns.” Well, if safety is a factor, then saying no to knives would seem important, too. The FBI found 40 murders due to knives or cutting instruments occurred in Arizona in 2016; in California, that statistic stood at 280. Other states saw varying rates of murder-by-knife that year, ranging from 20 in Kentucky to 48 in Georgia to 52 in Maryland.
Trump opens fire on sixth day of government shutdown Congress members trickled back into Washington Thursday but there was little hope of ending the government shutdown sparked by a row with President Donald Trump over his demand for US-Mexico border wall construction. The Senate was in session after the Christmas break, but very few lawmakers were likely to appear and formal negotiations over the budget impasse were not expected. A lapse in funding to parts of the government meanwhile entered a sixth day. Trump, apparently not sleeping after a grueling roundtrip to Iraq — his first visit to US combat troops since being elected — indicated on Twitter that he was in no mood to compromise. He wants $5 billion for extensions and improvements to a Mexico border barrier that he has made the centerpiece of his domestic political platform, arguing that the United States needs protection from illegal immigration.
Trump to pull troops from Syria: ‘We have defeated ISIS’ President Trump on Wednesday abruptly declared victory over the Islamic State in Syria and said the 2,000 U.S. troops deployed there will come home, fulfilling a major campaign promise but sparking fear abroad and bipartisan outrage at home — all while doing little to clear up America’s regional mission or the fate of its allies in the war-torn terrorist hotbed. The unexpected move upends years of U.S. policy in Syria and carries with it serious geopolitical consequences. Skeptics warn that it opens the door for Iran and Russia to seize even more power in the region, or for the Islamic State to reconstitute itself. On Wednesday evening, Mr. Trump posted a video on Twitter reiterating his belief that America has defeated its foe. He praised the U.S. military and called the men and women who fought in Syria “great heroes of the world.” “We have won against ISIS. We’ve beaten them, and we’ve beaten them badly,” the president said. “I get very saddened when I have to write letters or call parents or wives or husbands of soldiers who have been killed fighting for our country. It’s a great honor. But it’s heartbreaking. “Now we’ve won,” Mr. Trump continued. “It’s time to come back. They’re getting ready. You’re going to see them soon.”
Question of The Day!
Hello RSB and Super Don! This is so not a health issue but i’ll go ahead anyway. The next time Jonathan Emord is on would it be possible to ask him if he has ever been involved in any cases involving native American injustices? I’ve always wanted to support native American tribal rights but so unwilling to trust that they are legitimate organizations. I’ve been burned by the many Clinton esque shill companies that draw you in only to hear that the organization you believed was helping a cause either didn’t help or does very little to help the cause. I understand if you don’t want to veer too far off the health issues so no offense if this isn’t mentioned. Still love you guys and will always listen.
Health officials warn of virus that sends infants to intensive care Federal health officials warned this week of a highly contagious cold-like virus that affects everyone, and leaves the elderly and young kids especially vulnerable — including a 14-month-old girl who landed in the intensive care unit. New Orleans mom Mary Danna Daste and her husband Kevin rushed their daughter Vivian to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV. The toddler had developed a troubling cough and high fever earlier this month, 4WWL reported. “About 3 a.m., she started with this bark-like cough,” Daste told the network. “It sounded like a seal cough. At 5 a.m., her fever spiked to 103 degrees so we went straight to Children’s Hospital [in New Orleans]. When they told me within 24 hours after that, that she was being put in ICU, that’s when I freaked out.” Doctors told the parents that the tot also had pneumonia and adenovirus.
Question of The Day!
I take lisinopril for high blood pressure. What herbs are good for hi blood pressure.
I do eat clean and organic foods. I like to listen to you and take notes.
Doctors question medical care given to migrant boy who died Christmas Eve Days after a Guatemalan boy died in US custody on Christmas Eve, infectious disease experts say it appears Felipe Alonzo-Gomez likely had the flu, a potentially deadly illness that can often be treated if caught early enough. US Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Tuesday saying the boy had “possible influenza symptoms” on Monday and was taken to a local hospital. A detailed account of the child’s care released by the federal agency does not mention a flu test being administered to Felipe. CBP did not respond to a question from CNN about whether the boy received a flu test. “This child’s death could have been prevented,” said Dr. Flor Muñoz, an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Muñoz and another pediatric infectious disease expert contacted by CNN said they would have tested Felipe for the flu if he had been their patient, given that it’s flu season and he had symptoms of influenza.
Nielsen says all children in Border Patrol custody have received medical screenings All children in US Border Patrol custody have received medical screenings and apprehended children will now be assessed more thoroughly, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Wednesday in a statement on the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy in Border Patrol custody. “This tragedy, the death of a child in government custody is deeply concerning and heartbreaking,” Nielsen wrote in the statement. “In the last 24 hours, I have … directed a series of additional actions to care for those who enter our custody.” The Guatemalan boy died late on Christmas Eve in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection, according to the agency. Earlier this month, a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died hours after she had been taken into Border Patrol custody, the Department of Homeland Security said. “Moving forward, all children will receive a more thorough hands on assessment at the earliest possible time post apprehension — whether or not the accompanying adult has asked for one,” Nielsen writes in the statement.
Comment of The Day!
Guys, quick thought on the two kids who died in border patrol custody.
My first question is are they vaccinating all of them as soon as they are being processed? I think they probably are, and we know that there are a certain number of children who will die from getting vaccinated.
Crystal River stops spraying manufactured weed-killers after resident urges caution Joe Tripp made it his mission in July to clean up litter from nearby parks and beaches after he moved to Crystal River from Tennessee earlier this year. But the 61-year-old U.S. Navy veteran found another assignment in October when he spotted a city worker spraying Roundup on the playground at Hunter Springs Park about an hour after the park had opened in the morning. “That was the very worst place to put it,” Tripp said in an interview at the city’s waterfront park. “Kids are expected to crawl around down here…they’ve got their hands in their mouths, walking around barefoot.” Tripp voiced his worries to Crystal River Public Works about using manufactured herbicides, and made the department an offer it almost couldn’t refuse. “I just felt like it’s going to give me the heebie-jeebies if any of it got on me…I don’t know if it was something I read, but I didn’t want to be around strong chemicals,” he said. “I proposed a deal to where I would pull up the weeds if (they) stopped spraying herbicide.”