September 29th, 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:
CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER JONATHAN EMORD FORMS EMORD FOR SENATE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE Today, veteran constitutional lawyer, author, and columnist Jonathan Emord announced the Emord for Senate Exploratory Committee to explore the feasibility of a Republican candidacy for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Senator Tim Kaine. Emord is regarded as one of the nation’s leading constitutional lawyers and experts on the framers’ intent. Ron Paul describes Jonathan “as an expert in constitutional theory and history” and “an expert litigator with a long string of legal victories over the federal bureaucracy.”“If we succeed in raising $1 million by the end of March 2023, we will announce my candidacy,” Emord wrote to supporters, adding: “America will survive as a land of freedom and opportunity only if we stop the road to ruin paved by Biden and fellow travelers like Kaine, a path that is forcing honest, hard-working Virginians to suffer runaway inflation, skyrocketing gas and oil prices, entry of illegal aliens, drugs, terrorists, gangs, and sex traffickers through our Southern border, and rampant crime. We hope Virginians will join us in this fight to save America: to restore law and order, rebuild our military, protect parents’ rights, return America to energy independence, cut taxes on individuals and businesses, and cut government spending and regulation, so that we may rid our schools and military of woke indoctrination, end inflation, and restore economic growth and opportunity for all.”
WH plays damage control yet again after Biden search for deceased Rep. Walorski adds to list of walk-backs The White House was again put on the defensive by President Biden on Wednesday after the president’s search for deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., – whose death he had previously mourned – baffled viewers and reporters alike. “The President speaks directly and candidly — straight from the shoulder, as he often says,” White House spokesperson Robyn Patterson told Fox News Digital in a statement, when asked about the president’s long track record of saying things his staffers later corrected. “Doing so has been critical to his success in everything from rallying the world to support Ukraine to empowering Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices,” Patterson added. “And when he feels the need to add context to something he said, or to direct his staff to do so – as every President has – he doesn’t hesitate to.” The White House’s comments came after press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre struggled to explain away his latest gaffe. On Wednesday, during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, Biden appeared to search for Walorski, who died in a car accident last month.
BREAKING: Fauci’s Net Worth Soared To $12.6+ Million During Pandemic – Up $5 Million (2019-2021) Last night, our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com received Dr. Anthony Fauci’s FY2021 financial disclosures from the National Institutes of Health. The documents contain a wealth of previously unknown information. For example, the Fauci household’s net worth now exceeds $12.6 million – up $5 million from 2019 through 2021. In January 2022, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall forced open Dr. Anthony Fauci’s unredacted FY2019 and 2020 financial disclosures. The release followed a heated Senate exchange between Fauci and Marshall that concluded with Fauci calling the senator a “moron.” It was Fauci’s “code red moment” when America’s ‘top doctor’ melted down on national television in the Senate hearing. (When Marshall cited ‘Forbes,’ that was our research on Fauci’s financials published in my then-column at Forbes.) It’s been a dogfight to open the books on the Fauci finances. For example, our organization has filed four federal lawsuits versus NIH to open the books.
Newsom Vetoes Bill To Prohibit Foreign Governments From Buying CA Agricultural Land A bill to prohibit foreign governments from purchasing or leasing agricultural land in California was vetoed by Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday. Senate Bill 1084, authored by Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), would have prohibited a foreign government from purchasing, acquiring, leasing, or holding an interest in agricultural land within the California. The bill would also exempt land held by foreign governments before January 1, 2023, from that prohibition, and would have specified that it does not apply to federally recognized Indian tribes or their government units and enterprises. In addition, SB 1084 would have created yearly reports by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to list how much agricultural land is still owned by foreign governments and what recommendations are. Senator Hurtado authored the bill, also known as the The Food and Farm Security Act, due to concerns over a growing food crisis, helping secure farm land for future food supplies for California and the US, ending drought profiteering, defending the food supply chain, and protecting limited water resources for agricultural use. According to Hurtado and the US Department of Agriculture, 2.7% of all of California’s agricultural land is currently owned by international owners, with the amount growing each year. “People should be concerned about the growing global food crisis we are in. A crisis marked by increased famine, increasing food shortages and increasing food costs, due to extreme weather and drought,” said Senator Hurtado earlier this year. “Drought profiteering is exacerbating this crisis in California putting a disturbing number of family farmers out of business–leaving Californian’s with more food insecurity and contributing to global famine. Californians take pride in feeding the nation and world, and the Food and Farm Security Act will protect and preserve our agricultural land and help prevent further devastation to food markets. Now is the time for action.”
Gov. Newsom Vetoes Bill to Limit his Emergency Powers California Governor Gavin Newsom just vetoed a bill which would have limited a governor’s (his) emergency powers during a state of emergency, to the specific issues of the emergency, and specifies that the Governor may only suspend a statute or regulation during a state of emergency in connection with the specific conditions of that emergency. The purpose behind the bill is to clarify the broad ambiguities of the Governor’s authorized powers and ensure that these powers are limited and focused, according to the bill’s author Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta). After more than two and a half years of emergency powers – more than 900 days – ostensibly for the Covid pandemic, Gov. Newsom’s veto of AB 1687 appears self-serving. Assembly Bill 1687 provides that the California Governor may only suspend a statute or regulation during a state of emergency in connection with the specific conditions of a proclaimed state of emergency. Even more important, AB 1687 was passed on bipartisan votes by legislative committees and both houses of the California Legislature. In his veto of AB 1687, Gov. Newsom said, “Additional redundant layers of justification, as required by this bill, would only invite frivolous lawsuits. This could delay or derail state emergency response and recovery efforts, negatively impacting the most vulnerable California residents and potentially costing lives.” There is no redundancy. California is part of a minority of states that give the Governor limitless power. Under current law, the Governor can declare a state of emergency for an oil spill in Los Angeles and suspend housing building permits in Shasta City. Redundancy is non existent and even if it was true, redundancy of law doesn’t cost time or lives… it just clarifies at best.
Latest GDP reading confirms the US economy shrank for two straight quarters, supporting one definition of a recession The US economy shrank by 0.6% during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest gross domestic product estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis released Thursday. That matches the most recent GDP estimate and shows the economy was in contraction for the entire first half of the year as businesses readjusted to pandemic-era supply chain disruptions. The latest scorecard on the economy may reignite the debate as to whether the United States has been in a recession, commonly defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Some economists and policymakers have rebuffed claims of an early 2022 recession, citing robust job growth, consumer spending and manufacturing. However, the official arbiter is a panel of National Bureau of Economic Research economists, who take an array of economic indicators into consideration and can revise the data many years later. Thursday’s third estimate of second-quarter GDP is based on more complete data than what was available last month and reflects upwardly revised levels of consumer spending, federal government spending and business fixed investment. Those were offset by a downward revision to exports and investment in housing, the BEA said. Gross domestic income, an alternative economic measure of the earnings and costs incurred in production, were revised downward by $47.4 billion to $305.7 billion. “The annual revisions to GDP and gross domestic income indicate a weaker US economy in the first half of 2022 than initially reported,” Gus Faucher, chief economist for The PNC Financial Services Group, wrote in a note issued Thursday.
The FDA announces a new definition of what’s ‘healthy’ The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules Wednesday for nutrition labels that can go on the front of food packages to indicate that they are “healthy.” Under the proposal, manufacturers can label their products “healthy” if they contain a meaningful amount of food from at least one of the food groups or subgroups (such as fruit, vegetable or dairy) recommended by the dietary guidelines. They must also adhere to specific limits for certain nutrients, such as saturated fat, sodium and added sugars. For example, a cereal would need to contain three-quarters of an ounce of whole grains and no more than 1 gram of saturated fat, 230 milligrams of sodium and 2.5 grams of added sugars per serving for a food manufacturer to use the word “healthy” on the label. The labels are aimed at helping consumers more easily navigate nutrition labels and make better choices at the grocery store. The proposed rule would align the definition of the “healthy” claim with current nutrition science, the updated Nutrition Facts label and the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the FDA said. The agency also is developing a symbol that companies can voluntarily use to label food products that meet federal guidelines for the term “healthy.”
National School Lunch Testing for Glyphosate, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Hormones, and Nutrients Revealed For millions of underserved children, school meals are the only meals they consume. School lunches contain many GM crop ingredients such as corn, soy, and sugar from sugar beets and are processed with GM oils such as canola and soybean oil. Most genetically modified crops are engineered to withstand toxic chemicals such as glyphosate, glufosinate, dicamba, and many more harmful chemicals. The wheat, peas, beans, oats, and other grain ingredients found in school lunches, such as in hot dog and burger buns, bread crumb coating, pasta, pizza crusts, etc., are primarily derived from conventional crops that are often sprayed with glyphosate as a drying agent before harvest—this practice results in high levels of glyphosate residues in the foods. Thousands of food samples have been tested for glyphosate; we are unaware of such testing on school lunches. The frequent use of these chemicals, for instance, 280 million pounds of glyphosate herbicides are used each year in the United States, has been shown to kill the microorganisms in the soil that are critical for soil health. Glyphosate also traps many minerals, depleting the soil of essential nutrients. Therefore, an increasing amount of fertilizers are required to grow crops—over 500 million pounds Of fertilizers were reported to be used in 2008. Many fertilizers are derived from manure from animals fed genetically modified grains sprayed with glyphosate and other petrochemicals. Studies have shown that these petrochemicals contain heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, barium, and aluminum. The chemical residues, especially glyphosate, do not wash off. The heavy metals in the fertilizer leach into the soil, are taken up into the crop, and are found in wheat, corn, soy, and many other food ingredients.
Special Guest Elle Russ
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How to File a FOIA Request (and the Dirt It Can Help You Find) The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966, and the intention of the law is to make the federal government’s functioning a bit more transparent to the general public. The theory is that since We the People pay for everything, we technically own all the information that federal agencies generate. In practice, of course, the FOIA is limited—it only applies to the executive branch, not Congress or the courts—and other considerations come into play. There are national security concerns, privacy rights of private citizens, and numerous other reasons that the government needs to keep certain information in check. That being said, the FOIA is an incredibly important and powerful tool that has been used to expose corruption and mismanagement and generally keep the government about as honest as a government can be. First, it’s important to know what information you can actually obtain with a FOIA Request. As noted, the law only applies to the executive branch of the federal government (the president is excluded from this). You can’t use the FOIA to get information from a state agency—but all 50 U.S. states have some form of freedom of information law on the books, so you probably still get that info, just not with the FOIA. You also need to know that the FOIA requires these agencies to make their records available (with certain exemptions and exclusions), not to generate new material or answer questions. You can’t send a FOIA request just generally asking the IRS a few pertinent questions regarding the illegal chinchilla farm you’ve been running for the last six years. You can only ask them for specific records and documents.