July 21st, 2022 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:
Fauci: ‘I’m not going to retire’ Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, clarified on Tuesday that he does not plan to retire, though he has been considering when he will step down from his current government position. After Politico on Monday published an interview with Fauci, 81, in which he said he did not expect to stay on in his current position by the end of Biden’s current term, a frenzy of media speculation arose around the veteran immunologist’s potential retirement. Speaking at The Hill’s “Future of Health Care Summit,” Fauci said definitively that he is not retiring. “I’m not going to retire. No, no, I’m not going to retire. I may step down from my current position at some time,” Fauci told The Hill contributing editor Steve Clemons. He said that he had been asked if he would continue working for the federal government if former President Trump won in the 2024 presidential election. Trump is widely expected to announce his intentions for the 2024 election later this year.
Joe Biden: ‘I and so Damn Many Other People I Grew Up with Have Cancer’ President Joe Biden indicated that he has cancer, during an alarming speech delivered on Wednesday to promote clean energy. The president spoke at the site of a shuttered coal plant in Massachusetts, vowing that one day, it would be the site of clean energy programs fueled by windmills off of the East coast. During his remarks about the dangers of pollution, he recalled how he grew up in Claymont, Delaware, not far from a host of oil refineries across the state line in Pennsylvania. He recalled how after the first frost, residents of Claymont had to turn on the windshield wipers to get the oil slick off the windshields of their cars because of the pollution. “That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer,” Biden continued. “And why … for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation.” It is unclear what Biden was referring to. He has repeatedly tried to sympathize with cancer patients recalling that his son Beau Biden died of cancer at the age of 46. The president has also been monitored for skin cancer after several non-melanoma skin cancers were removed, according to a recent medical physical, but no history of serious cancer.
Joe Biden Tests Positive for Coronavirus President Joe Biden tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday morning, the White House revealed, just hours after returning from a trip to Massachusetts. The White House said Biden, age 79, is only experiencing “very mild symptoms” and is fully vaccinated and boosted with four shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. The president’s last negative coronavirus test was Tuesday, the White House revealed, indicating it is possible he was positive during his trip to Massachusetts on Wednesday. Biden was not seen wearing a mask in public during his trip, as he met and traveled with Massachusetts officials to deliver a speech warning of the dangers of climate change. He also spent time shaking hands and greeting Democrat officials and supporters after his speech. Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren attended the event as well as Biden’s climate czar John Kerry and his climate advisor Gina McCarthy. On Saturday evening, the president returned from travel in the Middle East, which included visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel where he personally greeted public officials and did not wear a mask in public settings. On Tuesday, Biden met with the first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska at the White House.
Biden Climate Adviser McCarthy: ‘The President Will Move, and He Will Move Fast’ on Climate ‘Emergency’ Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy touched on President Joe Biden’s plan to combat climate change. McCarthy said Biden was “going to make it clear that climate change is an emergency” and emphasized he would “move fast” on climate action. “The president is going to make it clear that climate change is an emergency,” McCarthy outlined. “He’s going to make it clear that just because Congress couldn’t get it done, he is going to move forward with every power available to him to make the change and the shift to clean energy because it’s important.” “The president has a number of authorities it can use, and he’s going to work through those and make those announcements. But make no mistake, he’s not shying away from climate being an emergency, and he is making it clear that he’s going to move forward,” she continued. “He’s also calling on states and local communities to really engage in this issue because we need this transition to clean energy accelerated. This is about our health. This is about our communities. This is about growing our labor force. This is about saving families’ money. So, this isn’t just about the emergency. It is about the opportunities that clean energy brings. So, the president will move, and he will move fast.”
House passes bill protecting marriage equality, with 47 GOP members voting ‘yes’ The House passed a bill on Tuesday to protect marriage equality, a direct response to an opinion from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last month that called for reversing multiple decisions that enshrined LGBTQ rights. The legislation, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, passed in a 267-157 vote, with 47 Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the measure. Seven Republicans did not vote. The measure, which faces a shaky future in the 50-50 Senate, calls for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a bill former President Clinton signed into law in 1996 that recognized marriage as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.” The measure referred to the word spouse as “a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” DOMA had passed through both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the Respect for Marriage Act would also require that individuals be considered married if they were wed in a state where marriage was legal. The provision, according to the House Judiciary Committee, ensures that same-sex and interracial couples are treated equally to other married individuals at the federal level.
House committee approves first assault weapons ban bill in decades The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday moved a bill banning assault weapons forward but it’s unclear if the legislation has enough support to pass a floor vote. Democratic Reps. Jared Golden, D-Maine, and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas have said they won’t support the bill while Republican Reps. Chris Jacobs, R-N.Y., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., have said they are open to voting for a ban, according to The Hill. House Democrats have a four-vote margin. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 was advanced in a 25-18 vote but a date for a vote on the House floor has not been set. “As we have learned all too well in recent years, assault weapons — especially when combined with high-capacity magazines — are the weapon of choice for mass shootings,” committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said during the bill’s markup. “These military-style weapons are designed to kill the most people in the shortest amount of time. Quite simply, there is no place for them on our streets.” Ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, argued the bill would take away upstanding gun owners’ rights. “Democrats know this legislation will not reduce violent crime or reduce the likelihood of mass shootings, but they are obsessed with attacking law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment liberties,” he said. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said, “They’re coming for your guns.”
Special Guest Tim Shurr
Tim Shurr is the World’s #1 OBA Hypnotist and founder of the One Belief Away Hypnosis Method. He facilitated over 15,000 individual coaching sessions and hundreds of group training experiences over the last 32 years and discovered how to quickly eliminate anxiety and self-sabotage while skyrocketing self-confidence, productivity, and happiness. Tim‘s approach is so effective, that he’s been featured over 50 times on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, and the TEDx stage. His One Belief Away book can be found on Amazon.com and Tim‘s mission is to end needless emotional suffering. He’s building an Army Of Healers to help Veterans free themselves and their families from PTSD due to combat.
Veterans, PTSD & Hypnosis Growing up, I had two best friends named Tim. That’s right; we were the 3 Tims. (kinda scary, if you knew me back then.) I was co-captain on our high school swim team with one of the Tims. I’ll refer to him as “Timmer” because that’s what I called him. He was sweet, kind, funny, and strong. After high school, I went to college (the first in my immediate family to do so.) Timmer joined the Navy and traveled the world. He wore glasses, and it kept him from entering the SEAL team. So he became a diver and diffused bombs underwater, which is equally badass. He also did three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every once in a while, I’d get a video from him blowing something up in the desert, which I always wondered was allowed. But that was Timmer. We were rebels. Tim’s unit got attacked during his last tour, and his right arm took shrapnel. He came home after several surgeries to recover. But the Tim I knew had been replaced by a quiet, reserved guy who didn’t talk much and did a lot more drinking than I could handle. He said many times while they were out there in the heat with hot f-king sand in every crevice of his body, guarding oil fields and not making a damn bit of difference.
UK Government Offers Farmers Cash Incentives to Sell Their Land The UK government is offering a lump sum of cash to farmers as an incentive for them to either retire, sell their land, or get a different job. “How to apply for a lump sum payment to leave or retire from farming” reads the government’s guidance. “The scheme is for Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applicants in England who wish to leave farming, either to retire or take up a different occupation.” The purpose is allegedly to fulfill Green policy agendas. Older farmers, who don’t want to change their farming methods, are being asked to quit or sell their land. In turn, new farmers can adopt alternative, environmentally friendly farming techniques. Last year, England’s Environmental Secretary said older farmers are “standing in the way of change.” Of course, what makes it easier for farmers to cave and sell their land is the fact that so many are in debt and barely hanging on. Rising prices on fertilizer, gas and just about everything else needed to do their jobs have made the government’s offer tempting.