Michele Bachmann hates kids?



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GLENN: Now, we have some audio here. I want to play Joy Behar apparently on The View said this about Michelle Bachmann.

BEHAR: So, while Tea Party favorite Carl Paladino is making a lot of noise with his anti gay comments, many on the right have been noticeably silent. Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann sidestepped the question this morning on Today but it seems strange that a woman, even on the right as far as she is, wouldn't say something about equal rights. So, where are Michelle Bachmann and the other so called mama grizzlies on this on the other social issues? Joining me, what is up with her? Why doesn't she open her mouth?

VOICE: Bachmann?

BEHAR: Yeah, Bachmann.

VOICE: I don't know that it's you know, a Congresswoman's job to defend a candidate. I think she can she can endorse if she like, she can comment, but's not obligated. I think it's up to pundits to say what's what and, you know, someone like me, a conservative pundit, I am absolutely not defending a Carl Paladino. Someone like Ann Coulter wants too. That's perfectly within her purview, but I don't leave it to Michelle Bachmann to get up there and say yea or nay to every kind of candidate, you know, gaffe.

BEHAR: Don't you think she should have said something, though?

VOICE: Absolutely. I think it is a human imperative to weigh in, especially when it's someone in your party, when it's somebody that is conveying messages about your party, especially when one of the messages, because she's one of these women on the right who's running and suggesting that this is the year of the woman, that in itself is sort of a socially progressive impulse about including more people and here's this comment that's very much about excluding people and she's not she's not weighing in.

BEHAR: Do you think it shows the true colors of these mama grizzlies so called? I mean, that's against a Federal program to help poor kids get health insurance, Michelle Bachmann. She's no mama grizzly. She's against children. Who is she

PAT: She's against children, which is why she's had 23 foster kids, five of her own.

GLENN: Michelle Bachmann, why do you hate children so much?

Congressman Michele Bachmann

BACHMANN: Geez, Glenn, thanks for that wonderful question. I appreciate it. We love children! What can I say? My husband and I have five biologicals, we've been blessed to have 23 great foster kids. So, I am the old woman that lives in the shoe.

GLENN: Okay. Well, so, you obviously don't hate children. Let me rephrase it. I wasn't aware, apparently, that you, you know, care so much about children but you have so many. Why do you hate the planet so much?

BACHMANN: You know, what's funny to me is how the left describes loving children. They believe that if truly government should be the one to rear your children, not the parents, and the more that government can take over various functions of rearing children, that in their mind is being pro child. In my mind, I want to empower people to be able to make their own decisions. So, if we want to have a mom or the dad stay home to take care of the children or educate their children themselves or put them in an alternative to public schools, people should have that choice and that is considered anti child to the left.

PAT: They love children so much they would like to have them aborted right up until the time of birth, too. That's a beautiful kind of love right there, but Michelle

GLENN: It depends, unless you're Peter Singer, which you can abort up to two years of age. Michelle

BACHMANN: That's right.

GLENN: I think the real question here is not about how you hate children, about why you hate the planet so much, but why there isn't a Bachmann/Christie, Christie/Bachmann ticket for 2010.

PAT: That's the bigger issue.

GLENN: That is the bigger issue.

BACHMANN: But, see, you have to have the campaign manager. That's the prerequisite.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Is that all it will take? We can make that happen.

GLENN: If that's all it takes, okay.

BACHMANN: If you're volunteering me, I'm volunteering you.

GLENN: Okay. I will I'll campaign. I'm put yard signs out. Okay.

BACHMANN: Okay. Wow. Then we win for sure.

PAT: I don't think you can run, though, until you address a Congresswoman from Minnesota must address a controversial statement from a gubernatorial candidate in New York. I don't understand why you haven't been all over that, Michelle!

GLENN: I live in the next state over from New York, and I don't even pay attention to this race. What was the controversial statement that he made? He's damn near nuts. He's still better than Cuomo, but he's nuts.

PAT: Yeah. I support Lazzio

BACHMANN: What they were very upset is they had I was on the Today Show with Meredith Vierra.

PAT: And she's always so fair.

BACHMANN: And that's all she was worried about was my opinion on statements that were made by the Republican governor candidate and I refused to go there because, quite frankly, that is not what people are interested in in the country right now. They want to know will this candidate bankrupt the country or not. That's really what they're worried about and will they uphold the Constitution or not. That's why when we go back, if I'm lucky enough to win my election and go back, I'm already planning to have weekly classes on the Constitution and bring some of the best minds in the country. Can you imagine if one of our Supreme Court justices, a Roberts or an Alito or a Thomas or a Scalia comes in and teaches members of Congress about our declaration, the Bill of Rights, about the Constitution

GLENN: Michelle, how how sad is it that we that you have to hold a class in Congress for people who are swearing to uphold it? They should know what it is before they swear they're going to uphold it!

BACHMANN: Well, but don't you think that it's a good idea to do it because

GLENN: Oh, I think it's a great ad idea.

BACHMANN: Because just like if you're a major league football player, baseball player, you continually practice. So, you have to continually hone your schools and let's face it, we have a lot of fabulous people who are coming in who will really shake up Congress, probably for the first time in our lifetimes. So, why not give them the tools that they need to make these arguments on the floor, in committee, with their constituents back home, so they can truly know what it is that is the foundational building blocks of our great country?

GLENN: Michelle, I'm just I'm trying to get onto the server of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. I'm trying to I just made a $10,000 donation to the chamber.

BACHMANN: Good for you. Oh, bless you.

GLENN: My dad was a member and I've asked you the servers are down at the chamber. I want to make this the biggest fundraising day for the Chamber of Commerce in its history and I still can't get on the site. I don't agree with everything the chamber does. I think the chamber's on the wrong side of a lot of issues, but when you are targeted and you know this you and I and the chamber, we're some of the most targeted people in Washington

BACHMANN: That's right. You're right. You're right about that. So far in my race Bill Clinton and Joe Biden have come in. Now speaker Pelosi and President Obama are both scheduled to come into my state.

GLENN: Is that help you raise money and get people to vote? Is that

BACHMANN: I think it's on the other side.

GLENN: Really? They I think they may be mistaken on that one. I think that might

BACHMANN: They're sending in every big Howitzer they have in the country to come into my state because they you know, I'm their target. I'm if you're running, you would be their target.

GLENN: Right. So, if they so, what I want to ask you is, there are people that won't agree with everything that you say. There are people that don't agree with everything that I say and there are and I don't agree with everything the chamber says, but when you see the forces that have alined with each other on the left, we're talking radical revolutionaries, you can talk to me about the border and disagree on the border, but that doesn't mean the violent overthrow of the United States government. Do you agree with me that we have to make allies with good, decent, honest people that we disagree with or we're not going to be able to win? And I don't mean win the election. I mean save the republic.

BACHAMANN: That's exactly right. And I think one of the best stories is the book The Miracle At Philadelphia. It talks about how we actually have the compromises to get the Constitution and these men were not all like minded but they figured out they had to work together to fashion this document to move the nation forward and we need to do that going forward. I agree with you. I don't agree with every position with the chamber, either, but they're being falsely, outrageously, hippocratically maligned. Remember it was President Obama when he was running for President who his team disabled his software for his donations so that any donation under $200 couldn't be tracked and he refused to appoint enough people to be a quorum on the committee that would do the review because his campaign was out of compliance. I don't know that he still has appointed enough people to have a quorum. This is a scandalous story and so now he's projecting that same kind of action onto the chamber. It's scandalously outrageous.

GLENN: All right. Michelle Bachmann, best of luck to you. You keep going. I know you're facing an uphill battle, but you are really, truly I can count them on one hand, people in Washington that I trust with the future of my children and the republic. You are one of those people and I and God bless you and we pray for you every night, Michelle. You keep going and I want to just make it clear before she hangs up, she did make the announcement that as long as I'm a campaign manager, she and Chris Christie will run for President and vice president of the United States in 2012. You heard it here first and I'm glad I could help make that happen. Michelle? Go ahead.

BACHMANN: It is a humbling honor. Thank you so much, Glenn.

GLENN: You're welcome. Go back to hating children now. Congresswoman Michele Bachman.


 

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author