Crom Carmichael Discusses the Bureaucratic Attempt at Managing the Distribution of Monoclonal Antibodies Source

Crom Carmichael Discusses the Bureaucratic Attempt at Managing the Distribution of Monoclonal Antibodies Source

 

Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael in studio to weigh in on the Biden administration’s desperate attempt to gain control at the source of the monoclonal antibody COVID-19 and its distribution.

Leahy: In the studio, the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Crom, during the break, you were telling me about this crazy press conference in which White House staffers, in essence, shut down and insulted the prime minister of the United Kingdom.

Carmichael: No, it wasn’t that. The aids, what they did was they shouted down when the press started asking questions of Biden about the southern border, the White House aides in the room started making so much noise that you couldn’t hear the answer.

And essentially shut down the questioning. I want to get back to what you were talking about. And I want to try to tie this into a whole lot of other things because to me, they are all related. You and I can agree that the exit from Afghanistan was a fiasco?

Leahy: Debacle.

Carmichael: We can agree that the control of the southern border is just terrible.

Leahy: A violation of American immigration law by the Biden maladministration. There’s a story here that the U.S. pledged to send vaccines to others around the world. It apparently is also just a complete disaster for logistical reasons.

So all of the major things like policy initiatives or things that the administration is supposed to be doing, they’ve all been executed terribly. Just terribly. We could say this is just an example of just gross incompetence.

Leahy: That’s one thing we could say.

Carmichael: We could. What would be the worst thing you could say?

Leahy: It’s intentional.

Carmichael: Yeah, that it’s intentional.

Leahy: That’s the most likely.

Carmichael: And I believe that all of this is intentional.

Leahy: I agree, too.

Carmichael: Let’s go back to when COVID broke and hydroxychloroquine was suggested that it could help people if they took it either as a prophylactic or if they took it immediately upon a diagnosis.

And Fauci and the entire federal government on the health care side shouted that down and called people names and really just shut down the distribution of a generic product. Just shut it down.

Leahy: Shut it down.

Carmichael: Now then later we find out that hydroxychloroquine actually did help.

Leahy: In certain circumstances.

Carmichael: And there’s no evidence that it ever hurt. On balance, it was helpful.

Leahy: But depending upon your circumstances.

Carmichael: And not how your doctors provided it. I’m saying on balance.

Leahy: On balance. I’m agreeing with you. It was helpful.

Carmichael: What I’m saying is that now you have this monoclonal. I can’t pronounce it.

Leahy: Monoclonal antibody.

Carmichael: Now it looks as if it works. The evidence is 70 percent of the time. It helps. So what is the Biden administration doing? They are trying to gain control of the source.

Leahy: Magic statement there Crom. That’s what’s happening.

Carmichael: And they are not just trying. They’re gaining control of the distribution. That’s why I was so important in the earlier one when I said this is how pharmaceuticals are distributed. This is the logistics. So you have the Biden administration.

Leahy: That is another way. It’s a way when the marketplace such as this is working and you have a pharmaceutical like this, the distributor who’s been vetted and approved.

Carmichael: And knows how to handle the drug.

Leahy: How to handle the drug and how to move it through the supply chain to get that it can be delivered over to patients.

Carmichael: Quickly. Yes.

Leahy: The people who know what they’re doing.

Carmichael: Yes. And Biden is saying we’re going to abandon the system that works, and we’re going to replace it with a bureaucratic system that manages distribution.

Leahy: Which never works.

Carmichael: Which won’t work because the people who are now in charge have never done it right. Let’s look at an article in The Wall Street Journal. Headline.

U.S. Pledged to Vaccinate Poor Countries Stumbles Amid Logistical Challenges. And this article goes on to point out that there are so many different things about the handling of pharmaceuticals to address COVID that require special handling that the Biden administration people are clueless.

Leahy: Well, they’re political hacks. And they don’t know anything about the supply chain or managing medical supplies. They’re hacks.

Carmichael: Right. But yet they are the ones who are in charge. They now want to be in charge, and they’re about to be in charge of the distribution of a very important pharmaceutical throughout the U.S. market.

So here’s my question Michael. And I’ve raised this over and over again. Let’s even look at it from the standpoint of Tennessee.

If somebody who would have lived dies because of a bureaucratic decision to specifically withhold the drugs from that person is the bureaucrat that did it as liable as a police officer who shoots somebody while they are on duty?

Leahy: Let me answer that question. I think it’s a great question. I think the answer is that the way things work right now, there’s no liability. Would you agree with that?

Carmichael: I asked the question because I literally don’t know. What I’m saying is is if the Biden administration takes control of the distribution of pharmaceuticals, and then it is found that they are specifically denying pharmaceuticals to red states, let’s say or they’re giving as much as New York wants and as much as California wants but denying the drug to Florida and Tennessee and Alabama and Texas. Let’s just say that it’s doing that.

Leahy: And it looks like it.

Carmichael: But you find absolute documentation. You can prove it.

Leahy: And you can prove it.

Carmichael: My question is, can any of those people be held criminally liable?

Leahy: Let’s just say a 66-year-old male who’s got the vaccine tests positive for COVID-19 goes in and asks his doctor to get the monoclonal antibody treatment is denied because of the Biden administration policy.

And then if that person then becomes sick and dies, what does his family do? What recourse do they have?

Carmichael: Right. That’s the question.

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Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: ‘The Idea That the President Is Just Making Laws on His Own Should Really Bother Everyone’

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: ‘The Idea That the President Is Just Making Laws on His Own Should Really Bother Everyone’

 

Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs to the newsmaker line to discuss his recent letter to President Joe Biden in response to the vaccine mandates that infringe on American’s freedom and liberty.

Leahy: We are joined now by the Mayor of Knox County, our very good friend, Glenn Jacobs, who broke some news on Thursday with us at The Tennessee Star. Headline. Knox County will not Comply with Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Mandate. Welcome to The Tennessee Star Report Mayor Jacobs.

Jacobs: Morning, Michael. Thanks for having me on.

Leahy: We always are glad to have you on here. You are always interesting, entertaining, and a supporter of liberty, which we love here on The Tennessee Star Report. So tell us what you told President Biden and what’s happened since you put that out.

Jacobs: Sure. Well, first of all, it’s ironic because this morning I’m actually on my way to read to an elementary school about the United States Constitution. I’m wondering if President Biden is going to be there because he can certainly use a primer himself. (Leahy laughs)

I understand he’s vacationing at the beach in Delaware, so probably not. But last week I read a letter to President Biden about his vaccine mandate that he was implementing through an emergency rule with OSHA and the Department of Labor.

I feel many other folks do as well that something of this magnitude impacts so many people, this is not just like saying, hey, your toilet can only use so much water or some of the other kind of ludicrous things that the federal government does.

This is a big deal. And it’s going to impact tens of millions of people. And I believe that it requires literally an act of Congress. It should have been a legislative action instead of the President just signing a decree and making it the law of land. And like many other folks, I have a lot of issues with that.

I also have issues with the President saying this is not about freedom. It’s always about freedom in the United States. He took an oath to uphold the Constitution just like I did that is what the Constitution is therefore really. To protect the Liberty of the American people. And it just really bothers me when politicians forget about that.

Leahy: Yes.  And in your letter, you were direct and you said this. You said finally, as an American, I’m appalled President Biden by your statement, ‘this is not about freedom or personal choice.’ On the contrary, you Glenn Jacobs, Mayor of Knox County write, in America, it is always about freedom. I like that line.

Jacobs: Thank you. But, I mean, it is and that’s what separates us from the rest of the world. We’re a nation founded on the idea that individuals have God-given rights. The government’s job is first and foremost to protect those God-given rights, not to trample all over them.

And we have processes in place that are designed to make that happen. The whole idea is that we give up a little bit of our freedom and our liberty in order for the government to have laws that can make society work in civilization work. That’s government’s primary job.

And that’s certainly the federal government’s primary job. It’s not to micromanage our lives. And President Biden might think it’s a good idea and thinks that everybody should get vaccinated.

And this is not about the vaccine either. I think the vaccine, there’s a lot of benefits to it. I really do. This is about the process. This is about the President of the United States usurping congressional power.

Usurping legislative power. If the President does that, if the executive takes on legislative power, he’s no longer President. He’s a King. And we’re not living in a Republic, we’re living in a Kingdom.

Leahy: Yes. And not a good King. A bad King. You close your letter, Glenn Jacobs, to President Biden. You say the following, ‘In Knox County, we know what we stand for. We stand for freedom.

We stand for the rule of law, we stand for the Constitution. And you, Mr. President, can rest assured that we will stand against your blatant and egregious executive overreach.’ What has the President said in response to that letter?

Jacobs: (Laughs) The President hasn’t said anything. I don’t know if he’ll actually read it. We did send him a hard copy. We also sent it to the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs. I’ll share something else with you, Michael.

When President Trump was President, even though the President didn’t speak directly to the counties, there was a lot of communication with the counties. We actually went up to Washington, D.C., and met the folks at the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs.

The day that we were there, the Secretary of Agriculture spoke. This was county executives, staff, and commissioners from three states in the Southeast. And we were all invited to Washington and see kind of how things work up there.

And there were constant updates from the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs specifically to my office. I’ve heard nothing from the Biden administration. I don’t know what other county mayors and county executives are seeing, but President Trump, for all the criticism that he got from a lot of people one of his initiatives was to have communications with the counties, because in the end, the counties and the cities, you know we are the ones on the front lines in many cases.

And President Trump was very good about that. President Biden has done nothing in his administration that I know of up to this point. But he hasn’t said anything. Of course, there’s been a lot of reactions, both positive and negative from other people.

Leahy: Tell me about some of the negative reactions to this letter from other people.

Jacobs: Of course it’s simple partisanship at this point, and that’s the problem overall now, with where this country is going. COVID-19 is a public health crisis, but it’s morphed into a political issue as well. It’s been completely politicized.

And I can literally tell you, based on a comment that someone leaves on social media, I can tell you what their profile is going to look like. I can tell you if they’re Democrats or Republicans. I can tell you if they’re liberal or conservative, and it’s no longer about thinking about ideas.

What’s really scary is no matter where you are in the political spectrum, the idea that the President is just making laws on his own should really bother everyone. I don’t care if you are liberal or conservative.

It doesn’t matter that that’s not how this country works. But it’s all based on partisanship. Joe Biden did this, that’s good. Donald Trump did this, that’s bad. And that’s how people think. And that’s a horrible place for this country to be. But unfortunately, that’s where we’re at.

Leahy: You said something very interesting that the Biden administration is not communicating with your county at all and that the Trump administration was communicating with you frequently.

This is a theme that we’re seeing about the Biden administration. I call it the ‘Biden Bigfooting’ problem. They basically are bigfooting everybody’s counties and state governments that don’t agree with them. Foreign countries like France.

This is very troubling to me and I think this is an indication that the Biden administration doesn’t care and is attempting to exercise absolute power over everyone else. What are your thoughts?

Jacobs: I do not disagree with you. I think for the Biden administration, everything’s political. I think this vaccine mandate was actually designed to get other things off the front page. Look at the debacle in Afghanistan.

We look at the crisis on the border. The FAA just ordered no drone flights over the Southern border in places so that the news can’t get up there and see what’s going on. I absolutely don’t disagree with you at all.

I think that there’s a lot of politics at work, and I think it’s very strong arm, too. I think that it is. And then, of course, we’ve also heard now that it’s becoming harder to get the monoclonal antibody therapy, which I’m not a doctor, but I think that’s a great treatment for COVID-19. And I think that’s something that should be readily available and that’s becoming harder to get.

Leahy: Particularly in red states.

Jacobs: Exactly. It seems to me that there’s a lot of strong-arm politicking going on. If you don’t like what the administration is doing, they shut you down. Of course, we see this on social media as well, not from them, but from the kind of gatekeepers of social media. There’s no free discourse anymore. If they don’t like what you’re saying, they shut you down. But I agree with you on that.

Leahy: You told us you were literally in the car on the way to meet with some elementary school kids to talk about the Constitution?

Jacobs: Yes, sir. Of course last Friday, September 17 is Constitution Day. The constitution and was signed on September 17, 1787. I’m on my way over to talk to some young people about the Constitution.

And I believe that that’s what makes America an exceptional country is the idea that we have a government that’s there to protect our rights as opposed to one that uses us as a resource.

Leahy: Always entertaining, always enlightening. Thanks so much for joining us today. Come back again soon, if you would, please.

Jacobs: Yes, I sure will. Thank you so much.

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All Star Panelist Roger Simon on Biden’s Dimming Bulb and Cuomo’s Probable Impeachment

All Star Panelist Roger Simon on Biden’s Dimming Bulb and Cuomo’s Probable Impeachment

 

Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist and senior editor-at-large at The Epoch Times, Roger Simon, in-studio to weigh in on the decline of Joe Biden, his administration, and the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment case.

(Jen Psaki clip plays)

Leahy: There is the worst liar in American history, Jen Psaki. The purported press secretary for the Biden maladministration, saying something that’s just massively stupid. Roger, what would be the very first thing you would do? The most common sense thing you could do to help stop the spread of COVID?

Simon: Close the border. Period. End of story. I mean, of course. Something’s going on, something smells. There is a fake-out to the public here that is huge. It’s not even subtle. I mean, how anyone can believe this is beyond me. And maybe a lot of people don’t. But we’re used to being sheep.

Leahy: It’s a deliberate policy.

Simon: Yes. How can it not be?

Leahy: Yeah, exactly right. And if you look around, the array of liars of dishonest people is astonishing. From the CDC director who just says one stupid thing after stupid thing. Now the sergeant general, the sergeant general is saying something stupid.

Simon: Yes. It appears that they’re ready to vaccinate the kids. Now, that is particularly crazy, since we don’t know what these vaccines really do. They are mRNA vaccines and they could be affecting reproductive organs and things down the line.

We don’t even know that. It’s like we are living in the Middle Ages with superstitions running on. But there’s something else running on it and it’s called m-o-n-e-y.

Leahy: Money.

Simon: I’d love to quote the great H.L. Mencken. When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.

Leahy: H.L. Mencken a great American journalist from the 1920s who documented the famous Scopes trial here in Tennessee back in the 1920s. You make a very excellent point. It’s interesting you talk about the similarities between the Biden maladministration, the world as it exists today, and the Middle Ages when everything was anti-science back then.

Simon: Right.

Leahy: And anti-fact. I hear some of these “scientists” talk, and I think: you’re just a propagandist. You’re not a scientist.

Simon: They’re either under the pay of somebody. (Chuckles) It’s not directed, but it’s very clear. You play by the rules, we support you. You don’t play by the rules. We don’t support you. The same way unions work.

Leahy: The whole concept of principle seems to be gone, and now everything’s being replaced by a sort of tribalism. And the tribes in the United States at the top are the elite, the Big Tech guys, the Democrats. And maybe, is that what is that? Ten percent of the country, five percent of the country telling the rest of the country what to do?

Simon: Maybe two percent.

Leahy: Maybe.

Simon: The word elites always disturbs me too. It disturbed Donald Trump, too. I remember in a couple of speeches he was pointing at the audience and saying, you’re the elites, because they’re not really elites. They’re just bullies.

Leahy: That’s a good point. By the way, story at The Tennessee Star. I’d like to get your reaction to this. Headline: Texas Congressman Calls for the Impeachment of Biden Over Immigration Policy.

Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy is calling for the impeachment of President Joe Biden and the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, citing their “reckless immigration policy” that many lawmakers argue is endangering the lives of Texans and Americans. What’s your reaction to that?

Simon: Well, I support it, but good luck to him. But obviously, Biden is taking over. Probably not at his own behest. I wonder who’s really behind it all?

Leahy: Who is manipulating Biden’s brain? That is functioning below-average level.

Simon: Barack Obama. I think it’s second degree. Goes through Susan Rice. She’s sitting there in the White House and passing it on.

Leahy: That’s a good theory.

Simon: That’s my theory about have – it’s only a theory.

Leahy: So Joe has always been, you know …

Simon: A yes man.

Leahy: A yes man. Has he ever had an original thought? All of his thoughts are whatever the party says? Other than to make money from your family.

Simon: There is an interesting video, I think it’s still on YouTube before being blocked. There’s an interview with Clarence Thomas about when Biden was interrogating him during his confirmation hearings in 1991.

And Biden was saying collegially uncloaked to Clarence Thomas. You and I understand this point because we’re both lawyers. Thomas said he didn’t have a clue what Biden meant. (Laughs) Biden is not the brightest bulb. He wasn’t the brightest bulb then and it’s dimming.

Leahy: He went to Syracuse University Law School, and he was in the bottom third of his class.

Simon: Lower than that. And he actually plagiarized. He didn’t plagiarize as people do in college very often, like a slight paragraph because they’re not very smart.

Leahy: And don’t know how to cite it.

Simon: He just copied an entire legal brief page to page. (Leahy laughs) In law school! Think about that one.

Leahy: That kind of gives you an insight. I think if you look into his pattern of behavior, he basically was sort of like a high school athlete type guy, and he thought he was the coolest guy in town and didn’t really hit the books that much, from what I can tell.

He’s social. Very social. Just ask Tara Reid. (Laughs) Tara Reid is the woman who accused him of sexually harassing her. But apparently, the only sexual harassment stories that he focuses on right now have to do with Andrew Cuomo.

Simon: Yes. Because Cuomo is so ganged up on that Biden has to go that way.

Leahy: Where does the Cuomo story end up in your view? What’s your best guess?

Simon: This is one case where he actually might be impeached. I think he’ll be impeached.

Leahy: Will he be convicted?

Simon: He might be convicted of impeachment.

Leahy: I’m kind of with you on that. He’s gonna fight it all the way.

Simon: Of course. (Inaudible talk)

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U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty Explains China Regulation Behaviors, Biden Family, and Reconciliation

U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty Explains China Regulation Behaviors, Biden Family, and Reconciliation

 

Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) to the newsmaker line to discuss China’s illicit global behavior, SEC regulations, the Biden family, and reconciliation.

Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line by our friend, the United States junior senator from Tennessee, Bill Hagerty. Good morning, Senator Hagerty.

Hagerty: Good morning. Great to be back with you.

Leahy: Senator Hagerty, China is on my mind this morning, and I’m thinking it’s on your mind as well. What’s going on with China? You’ve been making some news in that area of late.

Hagerty: China persists in its malign behavior all around the world. And if you think about what we’re dealing with now in any aspect of the news, whether it’s the coronavirus pandemic that they unquestionably unleashed on the planet, their reluctance to do anything, to cooperate, to help us deal with that.

Their actions in the Taiwan Strait, which threaten yet another free nation and one of our allies, where we are spending a great deal of time and effort right now. Certainly in my office contemplating our approach and our push back on that.

To what they’re doing in the realm of military diplomacy and every other aspect of global life to try to undercut and project themselves and very often at the expense of America.

Leahy: You were quoted in a story yesterday at CNBC. This is an area of great interest to me, and I learned something about your position in the Senate, where you are influential. You are a member of the Banking Committee, which is a very influential committee.

Here’s the headline of the story. SEC Officials Says US Listed Chinese Companies Must Disclose Government Interference Risk. And your quote on that topic was, I think on point. You said, “U.S. regulators must ensure that American investors and workers are protected from the sort of non-market behavior that is leaving American investors.” That’s what you said.

Hagerty: Yes.

Leahy: You said it on the Senate banking committee. How are the Chinese companies that are listed on American stock exchanges engaging in nonmarket behavior?

Hagerty: Several days ago, I made those remarks because I witnessed what happened with the listing of the major ride-hailing company. It’s a copycat of Uber here in America. It’s called DiDi. And they came and use the New York Stock Exchange to list their company.

I’ve spent a lot of time and a big portion of my life in the financial markets – a servant on the board of directors of New York Stock Exchange-listed companies. I know the rules. DiDi lists here in America raise billions of dollars.

And just a couple of days later, the Chinese Communist Party basically pulled down their data, pulls their app offline, and destroys the business model. This is after they’ve collected again billions of dollars of American investors’ hard-earned money.

Leahy: Where did that money go?

Hagerty: It’s in the hands of a Chinese company and perhaps in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.

Leahy: How do we let that happen?

Hagerty: We allowed them to list. And again, I put a lot of pressure on the SEC. You cannot allow these Chinese companies to list and not follow precisely the same set of rules. The companies that I’ve worked with, that I’ve sat on the boards on, and that I’ve invested in – that you invest in, American companies have followed the rules.

If we had an American company that didn’t list a major risk like this, they would be delisted.

Instead, we had this happen with the Chinese company and we’ve got to step up. No more looking the other way. The Biden administration seems too often willing to appease and not step up and stand up for the rights of Americans.

Leahy: What sort of concrete, specific actions can be undertaken by the United States government to make sure that these kinds of market irregularities, this disruption, this perversion of our American financial markets by the Chinese, to their benefit, don’t occur again?

Hagerty: We need to make certain that they fully comply with all of the accounting standards that American companies have to comply with.

I think it’s a shock to many American investors to learn that Chinese companies have been given waivers on the American stock exchanges when they don’t comply with the same sort of accounting requirements, the same accounting standards that we do. That’s got to come to an end.

Leahy: But didn’t the Biden administration just double down on granting those waivers? Or do I have that wrong?

Hagerty: They have got to come back and look at the law and enforce it as written. And they’re not doing this time and time again. They’re looking the other way. They’re not enforcing the laws that are on the books against companies that don’t and countries –

And certainly, the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t have our best interests at heart. Yet they’re willing to double down on American companies all day long. We are the enemy. The economy here in America is under attack on a daily basis by the Biden administration.

Yet, if you look at their appeasement around the world and it’s not just China, they’re trying to appease Iran. They killed the Keystone XL pipeline. What a gift to China and Iran. They are collapsing our southern border. That’s a gift to the cartels down in Mexico.

And Vladimir Putin is laughing all the way to the bank now that they granted him a license to go ahead and complete Nord Stream too. Again, great for the old business over there in Russia while they’re trying to kill the old gas business here in America.

Leahy: There’s a principle of philosophy called Ockham’s razor and that is basically the most likely explanation for an occurrence – is probably the correct one. So I look at this, Senator Hagerty and I look at the Biden Justice Department refusing to prosecute a couple of Chinese spies and military members who lied about their resumes to get influential jobs with American universities.

They’ve decided they’re not going to prosecute them. To me that says this is an example of how compromised Joe Biden and the Biden administration are on the issue of China. What have I got wrong there?

Hagerty: I think you’ve got it right. And if you think about the close financial ties that the Biden family has with China. We don’t have to go back very far to remember who the big guy is and Hunter’s activities in China bringing – what was it?

A billion and a half dollars back from a trip that Hunter took when his father was the vice president. There is obviously something going on here, and we’ve got to continue to press to get to the bottom of it.

Leahy: What are the odds that an anonymous Chinese Communist Party member is going to spend half a million dollars to buy the supposed artwork of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden? (Chuckles)

Hagerty: This is yet another example of the Biden regime and the Biden family operation cashing in on the father’s position. And this is wholly un-American and something I think the world should be very concerned about.

I should say America should be very concerned about it. The world is looking at this and perhaps a low-cost entry point to influence here in America. And it’s un-American as it can be.

Leahy: You’ve got a very busy schedule yourself, and we really appreciate you coming to the program to tell us what you’re up to. What are your priorities for the next week? What are some of the most important things you’ll be doing?

Hagerty: We are trying to make it clear to the public the inflationary implications of what Biden and the Democrats are talking about with this massive spending spree that they have in the tank. They’re saying it’s a $3.5 trillion package to go alongside this  “bipartisan” infrastructure deal.

All the projections that I’ve seen say that the $3.5 trillion partisan package, and again, they’re planning to pass this on a 50 vote margin in the Senate. We have a 50/50 Senate and the only way they can break the ties is by bringing the vice president to do it.

That’s their plan. The $3.5 trillion actually maps out to be more than $5 trillion. This is at a time when inflation has taken off. If you look at the numbers between May and June of this year and you annualize the inflation just between those last two months, it annualizes to a 12 percent annual inflation rate. The target for the Fed is two percent.

They’ve talked about maybe slightly overshooting that. This isn’t a slight overshoot. This is a massive overshoot. And we’ve got to step back and say, do we want to introduce this type of inflation throughout the economy?

Those of us that are old enough to remember the Jimmy Carter years know where this will lead. And we are pushing back as hard as we possibly can on this.

Leahy: Here’s a question for you. The Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer asked for advice from the parliamentarian on the capability of using reconciliation to jam through all sorts of bills – illegal immigration, et cetera – under the guise of reconciliation.

The parliamentarian said, well, maybe once you can do it, maybe twice. Do you think the parliamentarian is going to rule on these attempts that will constrain the use of reconciliation? Or will it be a free for all?

Hagerty: We’ll see what they put in. But my guess is that even though Chuck Schumer may know things will not pass the test to be included in this reconciliation bill. And again, I want to clarify the word reconciliation.

What you would think and what I would think is reconciliation is some sort of coming together, some meeting of minds to address or fix something. This is not reconciliation. This is a 100-percent partisan, reckless spending spree that they’re on. Will they use this process to message, will they put things in that won’t fit and rely on the parliamentarian to take them out? I wouldn’t put it past them at all.

They’ll probably use anything that the parliamentarian takes out yet again as their argument to do away with the filibuster and turn this Senate process that over the years has been historically a bipartisan organization into something that is completely partisan again. And if they destroy the filibuster they’ll be able to fulfill the rest of their socialist wishlist.

Leahy: Senator Bill Hagerty, thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to our listeners here. I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great week. Thanks for joining us.

Hagerty: Thank you. Good to be with you.

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Crom Carmichael on COVID Insurrectionists of Texas and the Public Affair Between the White House and Facebook

Crom Carmichael on COVID Insurrectionists of Texas and the Public Affair Between the White House and Facebook

 

Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss the White House’s admission to partnering with Facebook and the un-punished COVID insurrection of Texas Democrats.

Leahy: Crom, that interview with Os Guinness, that was something.

Carmichael: It was fascinating. And the interview that you had before I got here was fascinating. And the part that I’m really generally concerned about is there were places for people to learn to think.

I’m a great believer that we have God-given rights. But one of those God-given rights is we have the right to learn, but we don’t have the right to know.

You have to learn and you have to think in order to know. Part of his life experiences and the difficulties that he had created the environment and the people around him and his parents and what they said to him and the values that they shared with him that he then came to embrace.

Carmichael: That is – that’s why I asked him: where would somebody go to learn today? And he says a great question. And then he didn’t have a particularly enthusiastic answer.

Leahy: For young kids, I have the answer.

Carmichael: There you go. The National Constitution Bee.

Leahy: And Thales Academy.

Carmichael: There you go.

Leahy: Two places.

Carmichael: That’s interesting. Well, I have a few little tidbits here, Michael, all around COVID. And what force COVID has become with the Biden administration and this to me, it ties so many interesting things together and a lot of what Os was talking about.

But what you have is you now have the White House, Jen Psaki, who has actually now admitted that the White House is colluding with Facebook on what information is posted on Facebook.

Let’s be sure that we’re clear about something. When the White House people and the Democrats refer to misinformation, they’re not talking about disinformation.

They’re just merely talking about information that they don’t agree with exactly. They want to stifle dissent. And here’s what was written.

We are in regular touch with social media platforms by COVID-19 and related information, says the press secretary. We’re flagging problematic posts.

So, for example, my guess is that if somebody posted that the Democrats from Texas are actually the ones who are creating the insurrection, that that post would be taken down.

But let’s consider this. Let’s consider what the Democrats from the House of Representatives did. They wanted to bypass commercial airlines, and they did.

They chartered a flight. They had people on that flight who had COVID. They did not wear masks. They wanted to spread COVID as much as they could among themselves on the flight.

Then they landed. And what did they do? They went to the Capitol. They surged into the capitol. They were carrying the weapon of COVID with them, but nobody knew.

The guards let them through. They got all the way to the vice president of the United States, who then later learned that she had been exposed to COVID. How did she react?

She says: I will not be quarantined. Nancy Pelosi’s own staff came down with COVID. We know that President Biden has called publicly COVID a killer. What is he doing with the Democrats from Texas?

Leahy: He’s elevating them and celebrating them.

Carmichael: He’s elevating them. He’s not putting them in solitary confinement for their efforts. Their clear efforts to avoid the authorities and to spread COVID throughout the capitol. He’s not doing anything about that.

Leahy: I have a theory about that. Would you like to hear my theory?

Carmichael: Yes.

Leahy: These are Texas Democrats? Many of them are on or near districts in the big cities where the illegal aliens that haven’t been tested for COVID have been brought.

Carmichael: And that is another point. It has been brought to Biden’s attention many, many times that this surge of illegal immigrants coming across the border are carrying COVID and are untested. And what does he do?

Leahy: Nothing. He spreads it throughout America.

Carmichael: He spreads it throughout America. He takes these people untested, carrying COVID to military bases, and then has them put on private, government-owned planes and flown throughout the country to spread his COVID insurrection. And then he complains that there’s COVID.

Leahy: My theory is that untested illegal aliens who have COVID came into contact with these Texas Democrats and transmitted it to them.

This is a theory. And although they’d all been vaccinated they came down with it, which would suggest perhaps this is a Delta variant. But six of them and rising have it now.

Carmichael: And let’s be clear about this. What has Biden been saying about the vaccine? What has Fauci been saying about the vaccine? If you’ve had the vaccine, you will not get COVID.

Leahy: Except if you’re a member of the Texas legislation.

Carmichael: We now know that that’s a lie. Fauci is now a verb. To tell a Fauci means to make something up on the spot.

Leahy: But to do it adamantly and brazenly.

Carmichael: Yes. Because it’s politically convenient. Here’s something that’s very interesting. This is a doctor – from Dr. Joel Khan.

He’s a holistic cardiologist, but he’s gone in, and he’s done the studying. By the way, these federal health agencies have over 20,000 employees.

And they don’t check any of the data on things that they don’t want to know about. But he’s checked the data. Of 9,048 deaths reported as of July 2, 22 percent occurred within 48 hours of taking the vaccine.

15 percent occurred within 24 hours, and 37 percent occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of being vaccinated.

Leahy: These are how many deaths are associated with the vaccine?

Carmichael: Of 9,048 deaths.

Leahy: That’s not been reported.

Carmichael: That’s reported as of July 2.

Leahy: But not broadly.

Carmichael: What I’m saying has not been reported broadly because they spike it.

Leahy: What is the source on that, Crom?

Carmichael: Dr. Joel Khan.

Leahy: What outlet?

Carmichael: Sciencebasedmedicine.org.

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