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Americans across the country have taken to the streets to protest the wrongful killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who was killed when a white police officer pressed and held his knee into Floyd’s neck. The officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes even after there was no response from Floyd, which ultimately lead to his death.

Various groups, including Antifa, have hijacked the George Floyd protests across the country. Those that do that are not peaceful. They do not want justice. They are merely seeking an opportunity to steal from others and they are using the Black Lives Matter movement as cover. It’s something a black business owner in New York City took issue with.

“The problem that bothers me is you said, ‘Black Lives Matter.’ I worked here part-time,” she said, pointing to the business behind her. “Plus I’m a part owner of this store. You said, ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Why don’t’ you choke me? I’m black.”

“Look what you did to my store. Look! Look what you did to my store,” she said pointing.

The camera panders over a pile of garbage and debris a couple of feet away.

“Look at the things you’ve done. Look,” she said, pointing to the pile. “We’ve been here all night cleaning up, all night cleaning.”

Another lady jumps into the frame.

“And you got black people standing right here with her,” the second lady said.

“Tell me ‘Black Lives Matter.’ You lie,” the first lady said. “You wanted to loot the store. You needed money. Get a job! Like I do. Stop stealing.”

“This is the neighborhood. We trying to build it up and you tearing it down,” she said.

This woman isn’t the first person to feel the pain from the riots and looting. Stephanie Wilford, a disabled woman that lives in a high-rise apartment complex near Minneapolis’ 5th Precinct said she no longer has places to shop or a way to get to stores because of the destruction.

“For them to do what they did was just stupid. It was ignorant,” Wilford explained. “Now what are you going to do? Where you going to shop at? Half the people probably don’t live in Minnesota. They don’t care.”

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: WATCH: Black Business Owner Dismantles Looters’ Claim That ‘Black Lives Matter’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday admitted that Democrats are focused on pushing another Wuhan coronavirus relief bill “without too much conversation.”

“I think when they see what we are doing – and it will be big because the problem is big and the needs of the American people are big – that it will be more attention paid to what the Republicans are saying or doing and then a judgment can be made,” Pelosi told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. “But I’m optimistic, always. I see everything as an opportunity. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity.”

Pelosi touted the fact that four bipartisan Wuhan coronavirus relief bills have been passed but she said it’s not enough. Instead, she wants to see the “three pillars” of concern addressed: 1) the need for testing, a vaccine and opening up the economy; 2) the need to honor front line workers by flushing more money into the state and local governments; and 3) giving another direct stimulus to the American people.

“To those who would suggest a pause, I say the hunger doesn’t take a pause, the rent doesn’t take a pause, the hardship doesn’t take a pause, as we see families losing – you said over 80,000 – that’s unimaginable and so many infected and so many on unemployment,” Pelosi said. “So, have a big need, it’s monumental, and therefore it’s a great opportunity to say ‘Let’s work together to get this done.’ There’s a way to reopen the economy based on science, testing, testing, testing and let’s get on with it that’s what we’re here to do.”

But the biggest concern is that Democrats are, once again, wanting to jam through legislation without any kind of debate or consensus from Republicans.

“Our participation has been very strong. It’s important for us to put forth our bill now without too much conversation with other people,” she said. “We’re just bringing from the needs of the American people.”

If the speaker was so worried about the American people, why did the House convene for a recess at the last minute while the Senate pressed on? If we’re in such dire constraints, shouldn’t the 435 members of the House stayed to work on behalf of their constituents?

Pelosi has been outspoken about her super left-wing wish list that Democrats are trying to add to their coronavirus relief packages. They’ve pushed for bogus things, like bailing out the USPS, requiring early voting and upping the federal minimum wage. When she says she “sees everything as an opportunity,” she isn’t kidding. After all, the Democrats’ mantra is to never let a good crisis go to waste.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Pelosi Let Down Her Guard and Revealed Dems’ Next Coronavirus Stimulus Move

Even though the World Health Organization failed the globe, YouTube has decided to trust their guidelines and recommendations. In fact, the social media platform is pulling any and all Wuahn coronavirus content that isn’t “authoritative” or comes directly from leading health care organizations.

“We’ve served billions of impressions across our network that come from all the different public health organizations and made sure that people understand what are the resources,” Wojocki explained. “… We’ve seen a 75 percent increase in the news coming from authoritative sources since the beginning of 2020 so we’ve seen a lot of demand there.”

According to the CEO, YouTube is actively working to push “authoritative information” and removing information that’s deemed “problematic.”

“Of course, anything that is medically unsubstantiated – so people saying take Vitamin C, take Turmeric, those will cure you – those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy. Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy and so remove is another really important part of our policy,” she explained.

Stelter said YouTube removing “the lie” is a “pretty aggressive” action. Wojocki reminded him that the social media platform removes videos that violate their policies, even in the pre-pandemic days.

“We’ve had community guidelines since the very beginning of YouTube and anything that is a violation of our policy we do remove,” she explained. “What was really unique about this was just how fast-moving the COVID-19 crisis was and so we’ve had to make numerous policy changes, all within a really short period of time, to make sure we stayed abreast of the changes.”

One of the so-called conspiracy theories YouTube recently removed was based on the rumor that the Wuhan coronavirus began because of 5G technology.

“I think in many ways we’ve seen an acceleration in our digital lives,” the CEO said.

Wojocki used the example of kids now attending online classes. In the past, that was always seen as a far-out reality or considered part of a Sci-Fi movie.

“I think with public health we probably would have gotten there in a couple years but certainly it’s been a big acceleration of realizing the important need of working with established public health organizations to get the right information online to users and we’re seeing that opportunity,” she explained.

Keeping the spread of misinformation isn’t a bad thing but the WHO has become highly incredible. Taiwan attempted to alert the WHO about the Wuhan coronavirus back in December. Instead of heeding the warning, the WHO turned their back on Taiwan (and the world for that matter). A month later the organization parroted the Chinese Community Party’s talking points, particularly that the virus was not transmissible through human-to-human interaction. When President Trump halted all flights from China, the WHO completely disagreed with the move. Looking back now, that decision has been credited with the lower-than-projected number of cases in the United States.

It’s hard to take a health organization seriously when they put a communist regime’s public image and PR needs above the health and well-being of citizens around the world.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: YouTube: If You Disagree with the WHO We’re Pulling Your Content

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental health has been called into question over the course of the 2020 campaign. Many times he’s physically present but it’s obvious that he’s struggling to find the words to say what he wants to articulate. After all, he previously thought he was running for the Senate, not the White House. He even got his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, mixed up. And then there was that time that he forgot President Barack Obama’s name (despite them supposedly being best friends).

On Tuesday, the former veep had quite a few more mishaps during on-air interviews.

During an interview on CBS News, Biden was asked what made him “the best post-COVID-19 choice.”

“Well, that’s kind of a presumpt[ious] thing for me to say, for me to answer,” he said, looking for words. “But, um, we went through, our administration, uh, the H1N1 virus. We also dealt with the whole pandemic that was in Africa. Kept it under control by, you know, doing what I urged the president to do months ago and he’s doing now, getting the U.S. military in building hospitals.”

That “whole pandemic that was in Africa” is known as Ebola.

It’s rather amazing that he said the virus was in Africa (which it was). Wasn’t he the one who said referring to the virus as the “Wuhan coronavirus” or the “Chinese virus” is racist or xenophobic?

Later in the interview, he was asked who he was considering to be his veep pick. He gave a rather long laugh and asked, “Are you available?”

Shows how much confidence he has in his former 2020 Democratic opponents. It’s also a weird thing to say considering Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said she folded up her campaign to join his ticket. Then there was that whole possibility of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) being his running mate.

Guess he forgot their names and tried to be funny about it?

And then, during an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Biden spent almost 30 seconds stammering to find his thoughts on the Wisconsin primary election, which was held today.

The sad part is guy is leading the Democratic field. He’s swept the majority of delegates across the country. This is the person roughly half the country is putting his faith in to lead the free world, our military and make economic decisions that could impact us for years to come. If that doesn’t scare you, it should.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Sleepy Joe Provides Us With Even More Proof That He’s Mentally Unfit to Be President

During Monday evening’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Donald Trump questioned a reporter about whether or not she works for a Chinese-run television network. The questioning was prompted when the reporter asked about the Chinese government and companies, like Huawei and Alibaba, donating medical supplies and personal protective equipment to the United States.

“Who are you working for, China?” Trump asked.

“Hong Kong Phoenix TV,” the reporter replied.

“Who owns that, China?” Trump pressed. “Is it owned by China? Is it owned by the state?”

“No, it’s not,” she said. “It’s a private-owned company.”

As One America News Network’s Liz Wheeler pointed out, Phoenix TV is technically “privately-owned” but their biggest investor is a state-owned mobile company.

Back in 2018, it was revealed that Phoenix TV was “identified by U.S. intelligence agencies as a major overseas outlet used to spread propaganda and promote the policies of the communist government in Beijing. The Hong Kong television station also has close ties to China’s intelligence service and military,” the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time. “… Former Chinese insider and billionaire businessman Guo Wengui said Phoenix TV was established under Chinese leader Jiang Zemin in the early 1990s specifically as a government and intelligence tool for overseas influence operations.”

The goal of the propaganda machine is to garner support for the regime’s policies and downplay atrocities, like human rights abuses.

Another report from the Free Beacon revealed more insight into Phoenix TV’s ownership:

In 2009 testimony before the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Anne Marie-Brady, a fellow at the Wilson Center, revealed that Phoenix is “nominally privately owned” but that its main investor is the state-owned enterprise China Mobile.

As an example of the broadcaster’s links to the government, [Sen. Ted] Cruz noted that Phoenix in 2016 broadcast the forced confessions of five Hong Kong booksellers who had been kidnapped by Chinese authorities for violating Chinese censorship laws.

The Hoover Institution dubbed Phoenix TV the “semi-official” Chinese media outlet in Hong Kong, the Daily Caller reported. The pro-democracy think tank Freedom House revealed that a former Chinese military officer who is close to officials in Beijing owns the network.

“Phoenix TV’s coverage is typically favorable to the CCP [Chinese Communist Party],” the 2017 report stated. “Moreover, over the past two years, it has been used as an outlet for airing televised confessions by various detained CCP critics, most notably all five Hong Kong booksellers abducted by Chinese security forces in late 2015.”

The Chinese government has continually pumped out propaganda over the Wuhan coronavirus. Instead of being honest about the virus from the get-go, the regime sought to cover things up. When Taiwan attempted to alert the World Health Organization about the virus, they were ignored. Not only that but the WHO continually reiterated Chinese talking points, including the biggest one: that the virus does not transmit from human-to-human (which we now know is not the case).

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Trump Questioned a Reporter’s Ties to the Chinese Government – and He’s Definitely Onto Something

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) joined CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday to explain the focus of the newly-formed House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tapped him to chair. According to Clyburn, the goal of the committee is to “protect the American people.”

“I think that is one of the reasons Speaker Pelosi decided that this committee was necessary. We, in the United States Congress, have oversight and we must perform that oversight,” Clyburn explained. “And we will do that to make sure we save lives, that we save taxpayer money and she was very smart, I think, to pattern this committee after the Trump committee that was stood up in 1941.”

Clyburn went on to explain that then-Senator Harry Truman argued in favor of one committee to investigate what took place in World War I instead of the 116 committees that were established.

“He said, at the time, he thought it was much better to have one committee before the fact and that committee proved to be very, very wise,” Clyburn explained. “According to history, the committee spent less than $1 million dollars but saved $15 billion dollars and that’s what Speaker Pelosi is trying to do here, get out in front of this to protect the American people so that we can not only save lives, we can keep fraud and abuse, profiteering.”

The House majority whip cited an example of price gouging that has taken place in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was paying 70 cents for an N95 mask. That price has skyrocketed to $7 a mask.

“This is not about the President of the United States or even the independent counsel or the inspector general. This is about focusing on how the money is spent, whether or not the people who are getting the money are actually working on behalf of the American people or whether or not they’re profiteering,” he said.

According to Clyburn, his understanding is that the newly-formed committee will focus on how private businesses are handling the response, not whether or not the federal government could have responded the Wuhan coronavirus sooner.

“The crisis is with us. The American people are now out of work. There are millions of them out of work. The question is whether or not the money that’s appropriated will go to support them and their families or whether or not this money will end up in the pockets of a few profiteers,” Clyburn said.

Let’s get this straight. The Democrats are trying to do everything they can to take care of the American people? If that’s the case then why did Pelosi come in at the last minute and completely blow up the bipartisan, bicameral deal that was made without her? Oh. That’s right. It’s because she wanted to use this stimulus plan to fundamentally transform our country. Her wish list had ridiculous demands, like bailing out the USPS, upping the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and offsetting airline emissions by 2025. Clyburn himself even said the Wuhan coronavirus relief package was the perfect opportunity to further their agenda.

The Democrats aren’t looking to protect the American people. They’re looking at protecting their party status and their position in government. They’re doing everything in their power to push their radical agenda and move our country further left. The fact that they have to use a crisis to attempt to get it done shows just how unpopular their socialist ways really are.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: What Garbage: Clyburn Obviously Just Lied About the Focus of the House Coronavirus Crisis Committee

No matter what President Donald Trump does or doesn’t do in response to the Wuhan coronavirus, the mainstream media loves to complain. At the end of January when Trump placed a travel ban on all flights to and from China, the Democratic media complex labeled the move as “racist” and “xenophobic.”

Fast forward two months later and the very same people are complaining the president didn’t take the Wuhan coronavirus seriously.

“In late February, President Trump began downplaying the coronavirus by likening the illness to the seasonal flu,” MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said.

But looking back at their coverage since January, one thing is clear: the mainstream media has continually said the flu is much worse than the coronavirus.

Doctors and hosts on NBC, MSNBC, CNN and CBS downplayed the seriousness of the Wuhan coronavirus. In fact, they told Americans to be more concerned with contracting influenza than the coronavirus.

“Half the people in America do not get a flu shot and the flu, right now, is far deadlier,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper said on March 4th. “So if you’re freaked out at all about the coronavirus, should be more concerned about the flu.”

The truth is this: China and the World Health Organization (WHO) lied about the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus. We were told in January that the virus is not transmitted through human-to-human contact. We now know that was a lie. Taiwan alerted WHO about the virus in December so other countries could be warned. And guess what happened? Everyone waved Taiwan off.

Instead of holding China and the WHO accountable for this pandemic, the Democratic media complex wants to blame the Trump administration. The Trump administration is doing the best they can with the limited, reliable information they have. They continually give the American people updates on what’s being done, how personal protective equipment (PPE) is being made and shipped to various areas throughout the country, and how to “flatten the curve.”

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: FLASHBACK: Remember When the Mainstream Media Compared the Wuhan Coronavirus to the Flu?

The 2020 election cycle has been strange. No one can deny that. When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg entered the race his campaign strategy was the most unique one. He decided to skip Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Instead, he sunk all his resources into Super Tuesday states.

He spent hundreds of millions of dollars and came out with a whopping four electoral votes on Super Tuesday. He took the American Samoa territory. That was it.

Even though Bloomberg’s campaign looked doomed, Kevin Sheekey, the campaign manager sent an email to supporters at 12:30 a.m. EST Wednesday morning to make it clear they had a plan to win.

Hey friend —

I’m the campaign manager here at Mike Bloomberg 2020, and I want to thank you for joining our team at this critical moment. People like you are coming together across the country to form a nationwide coalition because they know Mike is the candidate to get it done — he will unite our country and defeat Donald Trump.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out the numbers:

We’re climbing in the polls and building the field’s most diverse, engaged and committed coalition. We’ve had more than 2 million conversations with voters. Over 300,000 people have taken action with the campaign. 2,400 staff members are on our team in 43 states & territories making sure we win in November.

No matter how you want to participate, there’s a role for you on our team — and the time to act is right now. Watch and share our powerful video, “How We Will Win” to let your friends and family know about our campaign’s strategy to run a national campaign — AND WIN.

Thanks for being on the team!

Kevin Sheekey,

Bloomberg 2020

The email also included an ad called “How we will win.”

Fast forward a few hours later and former New York City mayor dropped out of the race. Makes you wonder what changed in the few hours between this email and when the campaign decided to close up shop.

And to think, the hundreds of millions of dollars Bloomberg spent on ad buys could have been used for something more productive, like helping fight America’s homelessness or the coronavirus. He spent more than $500 million of his personal money to make himself a laughing stock. Bravo!

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: READ: Bloomberg’s Email to Supporters About How He Plans to Win (Hours Before Dropping Out of the Race)

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg attacked President Donald Trump’s Christian supporters during his town hall with CNN on Tuesday. According to Mayor Pete, he can’t seem to understand how Christians support President Trump.

“To the point, you’ve talked about God not belonging to any kind of political party,” CNN’s Erin Burnette started. “At the last CNN town hall you said if your faith calls upon you to help the marginalized, those who are afflicted, to comfort people, to strive for humility and decency, as the Christian faith does, and I quote, ‘Then I just can’t imagine that that requires of you be anywhere near this president.’ Do you think it is impossible to be a Christian and support President Trump?”

“Well, I’m not going to tell other Christians how to be Christians,” Buttigieg replied. “But I will say, I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything that I find in scripture. Now I guess that’s my interpretation but I think that’s a lot of people’s interpretation and that interpretation deserves a voice.”

One of the most irritating things about Buttigieg is his ability to pander and use his Christian faith to do it. He cherry-picks what he believes depending on when it’s convenient for him.

He plays the Christian card yet Romans 1:24-27 talks explicitly about homosexuality:

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

He plays the Christian card but supports abortion even though babies are continually mentioned as a reward in the Bible, as evidenced is Psalm 127:3-5:

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

He plays the Christian card but supports illegal aliens, even though the Bible says those in authority positions are appointed by Him. Rules were established and resisting those rules is resisting God, as described in Romans 13:1-7

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

We could go on and on and on. Try again, Pete.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: WATCH: Buttigieg Trashes Christians Who Support Trump

On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) made the case that a border wall is not the answer to America’s problems. He made the statement during a forum sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens and Telemundo.

“You have called for the break up of ICE and CBP, so what exactly would you do to secure the southern border of the United States of America?” the moderator asked.

“Well, we have a lot of good technology out there. We need to protect the border. We need to do that in a way that does not build walls, does not separate us from our neighbors, and I think using modern technology and having sufficient manpower to do the job will do,” he explained. “Here is the bottom line. The bottom line is America cannot simply build walls. We look foolish to the rest of the world. We look foolish to Mexico. And that is not something that I will do in my administration.”

There are just a few problems with Bernie’s take:

1) If he wants to get rid of Customs and Border Protection, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he wants to get rid of Border Patrol agents. He wants to get rid of boots on the ground. You can’t abolish these agencies and still expect manpower along the border.

2) Walls don’t make anyone look foolish. Most countries have some sort of barrier along their borders. Hello, the Great Wall of China is one of the greatest landmarks in the world and what is it? A border wall.

This is just another example of how out-of-touch Bernie really is.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Bernie Has a Really Dumb Reason for Not Wanting a Border Wall

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