August 25th, 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:
We Are the Enemy Never before in American history has an entire political party, including its President, acted in ways that consistently harm the electorate. Without a mandate to lead America to socialism, President Biden and the far-left leadership of the Democrat Party are doing just that through actions that repeatedly attack the lives, liberties, and properties of the American people. To the President and Democrat leadership in Congress, we are the enemy. With a degree of deafness to public discontent that rivals Louis XVI’s on the eve of the French Revolution, Biden is his party’s sacrificial lamb for the socialist cause, to bury the republic and raise authoritarian rule before the 2024 presidential election. Biden and his handlers aim to eliminate in one term the greatest empire of liberty the world has ever known, replacing it with socialism delivered through a phony “climate change” agenda. The Inflation Reduction Act is the latest major action unsolicited by the electorate that predictably harms the American people as it furthers the movement to replace freedom with socialism.
New York Trying To Resurrect Racist Laws To Restrict Gun Ownership New York is invoking colonial-era bans on selling guns to Native Americans to defend the constitutionality of its “good moral character” standard for obtaining a concealed carry license. This requirement, part of the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA) that Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed in July, is set to take effect in September. The Supreme Court struck down a provision of the bill in June that required concealed carry permit applicants to demonstrate a need for self-protection. Gun Owners of America (GOA), a gun rights lobbying group, sued New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen in August, seeking to block the legislation. In response to the lawsuit, Bruen’s lawyers argued in a court filing that the CCIA’s “good moral character” standard is deeply rooted in Anglo-American legal tradition and should therefore be upheld by the court. “From the early days of English settlement in America, the colonies sought to prevent Native American tribes from acquiring firearms, passing laws forbidding the sale and trading of arms to Indigenous people,” the filing reads. Bruen’s lawyers also note that Catholics were barred from owning firearms, both in England and in colonial America, due to their suspected disloyalty.
Kathy Hochul: Talking to Your ‘Neighbors Online’ Now Part of Firearm Background Check New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) used a Wednesday press conference to highlight new state gun controls and emphasized that talking to a would-be gun buyer’s “neighbors online” is now part of a background check. Hochul’s comments to reporters and others gathered for the conference were wide-ranging, focusing broadly on New York’s Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns. She spoke of the ebb and flow of gun violence in New York and about disrupting the “iron pipeline,” through which illegal guns allegedly enter the state. Toward the end of her comments she outlined some of New York’s newest gun controls, noting, “The threat of making mass harm is now a crime.” She noted that state law now “bans the sale of AR-15s to those under 21,” adding, “I don’t think you should be able to purchase them at all, but we have court cases that say otherwise. ”Hochul highlighted the state’s post-Buffalo ban on the sale of body armor, noting there are no longer sales to law-abiding, non-law-enforcement citizens because the May 12, 2022, Buffalo attacker wore some type of body armor.
Student Loan Forgiveness Fury: Conservative Leaders React to Biden’s ‘Hail Mary Before Midterms’ Conservative leaders are fuming over President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will cancel some student loan debt, contending that the move “benefits coastal elites with Ivy League degrees and punishes working-class Americans.” President Biden announced his plan to forgive some student loan debt for individual borrowers making less than $125,000 on Wednesday, roughly two months away from the midterm elections. “In keeping with my campaign promise, my Administration is announcing a plan to give working and middle class families breathing room as they prepare to resume federal student loan payments in January 2023. I’ll have more details this afternoon,” Biden said in a social media post, which explains that the administration will forgive up to $20,000 for a qualifying individual who went to college on Pell Grants and $10,000 if the individual did not receive Pell Grants. While some Democrats, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), do not think the plan goes far enough, most Democrats are celebrating it as a victory. Conservatives, however, contend that this move simply serves as another middle finger to the middle class.
Nancy Pelosi Leading The Charge For Biden Administration To Forgive Bar Tabs On the heels of news that the Biden Administration is forgiving tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of student loan debt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began pushing the White House to offer the same relief to Americans with outstanding bar tabs. “If little Johnny Gender Studies can get they/their student loan debt forgiven, then hard-drinking Americans should have similar benefits,” said Ms. Pelosi as she staggered through the hallways outside the House Chamber. “It’s not right that people should be saddled with enormous bar tabs for their entire lives.” Though some lawmakers voiced support for Ms. Pelosi’s idea, other members of Congress were not as excited about the proposal. “The speaker is clearly trying to benefit from Biden’s attempt to buy the votes of the American people,” said Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan. “We midwestern yokels aren’t here to subsidize Ms. Pelosi and her husband guzzling a hundred gallons of cabernet-whatever-you-call-it! Real Americans drink cheap beer and pay their own dang bar tabs.”
GDP shrank at revised 0.6% rate in second quarter, signaling US remains in technical recession The U.S. economy shrank at slightly slower pace in the second quarter than previously reported, but continued to meet the criteria for a so-called technical recession as raging inflation and higher interest rates weighed on spending. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, shrank by 0.6% on an annualized basis in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said in its second reading of the data on Thursday. That is below the initially reported 0.9% decline. The improvement stemmed from better data on consumer spending, The nation’s GDP already contracted by 1.6% in the period from January to March, the worst performance since the spring of 2020, when the economy was deep in the throes of the COVID-induced recession. Recessions are technically defined by two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth and are characterized by high unemployment, low or negative GDP growth, falling income and slowing retail sales, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which tracks downturns.
Millennials, Gen X clinging to Independent party affiliation Historically, Americans have had weak attachments to the two major U.S. political parties in young adulthood, but as they get older, they usually became more likely to identify as a Republican or a Democrat. That historical pattern, evident in the Silent and baby boom generations, appears to be changing. Generation X and millennials, who are now middle aged or approaching it, have maintained or even expanded their identification as political independents in recent decades. Currently, 44% of Generation X identifies as political independents, which is unchanged from three decades ago, when the first part of the generation was entering adulthood. The majority of millennials, 52%, are independent, and that percentage has increased by five percentage points in each of the past two decades. The data also reveal that each younger generation has had a greater proportion of independents throughout their lives than the prior generation did, even at similar stages in their life. These emerging generational patterns of party identification help explain why independent identification has reached levels in the past decade never seen before in Gallup polling.
Special Guest – Dan McDunn
Dan McDunn is a Christian. The father of 3 teenage boys, guardian to a teenage girl, husband to his wife Sabra, and professionally, a builder. He operates an award winning construction company that has built and rebuilt over 200 units of residential housing in a 25 year career. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and depending on the season you might find him kitesurfing, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking or hiking. It was this love of the outdoors that drew him to California, and how he met his wife, a 3rd generation Berkeleyan and 5th generation Californian. He cares deeply about his community and has coached or coached against nearly every kid in Berkeley between the ages of 13 and 17 at soccer, baseball, and cycling. An outspoken conservative in the most liberal city in the US, Dan has written opposition pieces to the soda tax, the minimum wage, the banning of straws, and even ran for the city’s Rent Board in 2020 with the stated objective of ending rent control in Berkeley. All of that was fun and games, and despite his antithetical views, his voice was always welcome in the discussion. Until the covid shot when his lived experience and willingness to confront the group think and question “the science” got him summarily dismissed from civic and social life in Berkeley. As the city of Berkeley awakens from its vaccine trance, Dan is finding it impossible to forgive the community that he once loved but kicked him out. Perhaps exposing the hypocrisy that transpired over the last two years is a way to heal, and for that reason he continues to write and speak out against the vaccine narrative.
As COVID Vaccine Injuries Pile Up, It’s Worth Remembering: Medicine Is a Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. In his 1974 book and accompanying article with the shared title of “Medical Nemesis,” philosopher and theologian Ivan Illich boldly asserted that medical professional practice and related health policies, which he characterized as “both industry and religion,” had become “a major threat to health.” Leading medical figures such as Richard Smith, a long-time medical journal editor and critic of fraudulent health research, later credited Illich with “remarkable” prescience about iatrogenesis — the cover term for ailments “where doctors, drugs, diagnostics, hospitals, and other medical institutions act as … ‘sickening agents.’” Already by 1999, the Institute of Medicine had flagged medical error as being in “the top ranks of urgent, widespread public problems.” Then in 2000, Johns Hopkins public health expert Dr. Barbara Starfield got more specific, fingering iatrogenesis as America’s third leading cause of death. The United States leads the world in per capita pharmaceutical spending, which may explain why the worldwide ranking of iatrogenesis as a cause of death, while still alarming, is slightly lower — fifth, rather than third. In her landmark paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Starfield estimated around 225,000 American deaths annually — or possibly as many as 284,000 — from causes such as unnecessary surgery, contraindicated care, medication errors and drug adverse effects.
Question of The Day!
Hey RSB & Super D !! 👋🏼 We are on our 3rd 16 oz bottle of Bio-Active Copper Hydrosol, but I had never noticed this on the label. “Avoid strong sources of electromagnetic energy”. Any idea, or could you find out, what is considered a strong source ? And what does it do to the Copper Hydrosol ? Thank you, and we love and appreciate the show !! 💕🇺🇸💪🏼
Comment of The Day!
Hi Robert and Super Don,
I was so unexpectedly overwhelmed with sadness listening to richard pearl, being his silly self, and talking about liam scheff, I could only listen for a few minutes. I will try to get back to it when I am better prepared!So sad, such great, unnecessary loss, both of them…
but thank you for bringing the very best to the show, even the encore episodes!
What A Joke: Fauci Says He Never Flip-Flopped, It Was Just ‘The Evolution Of The Science’ Outgoing Dr. Anthony Fauci was against masking before he was for it. He calls flip-flops like that the “evolution of the science.” He seems to think that anybody who questions his comments simply must not understand how the scientific theory works — but conservatives aren’t letting him get away with that sleight of hand. On Monday night, Fauci told MSNBC, “With COVID, I mean, the things that we thought we knew in the beginning turned out, as the months went by, to not be the case, which really forced us to adapt and to change some of our policies and recommendations.” “That was interpreted by many as flip-flopping, or not really knowing what’s going on,” he added. “When it really was the evolution of the science.” In response, Buck Sexton, co-host of Clay & Buck tweeted, “No F-ing way, Fauci. Can’t let him pull this bulls***. He lied about his certainty in the ‘the science’ at every phase so he could please his lunatic fan base.” “His falsehoods were used to fire people- including veterans- from their jobs. He’s the disgusting villain of Covid,” he added.