Glenn Beck: She's a witch!



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GLENN: I think this should be Christine O'Donnell's new theme: And now, Christine O'Donnell is... bewitched, with Robert Gibbs as Dr. Bombay, Lindsey Graham, a man who's living a lie pretending he's something he's not as Darrin Stephens. And Agnes Moorehead as... Nancy Pelosi.

PAT: Might make a good Uncle Arthur, too.

GLENN: Uncle Arthur, I don't remember Uncle Arthur.

PAT: You don't remember Uncle Arthur played by Paul Lynde? Come on, you do remember.

GLENN: I do remember. I'm trying to remember what his

PAT: I'll have to find a clip --

GLENN: I thought Darrin Stephens you know, Lindsey Graham is just pretending he's something that he's not. And isn't that what Darrin Stephens did?

PAT: Pretty much, yeah.

GLENN: He's pretending that he's, "What? No, I'm a Republican. Witches? What? No, no. No, I'm not for big government, uh uh, not me. Come on, just twitch your nose. Just make a huge giant government, will you?" Anybody have a problem with her witchhood?

STU: I don't.

PAT: Yeah, I do.

STU: I mean, she's in high school. She is says she got into it because she went on a date and she didn't even know she was going. This is before she was a candidate. It was she talked about it in 1996 and she was talking about it then in those sort of dismissive terms, I, you know, barely, you know I showed up, I dabbled and all this other nonsense. It's so stupid.

PAT: It was more than a date, though. She dabbled in it. She admits she dabbled in it, right?

GLENN: Play the music again while we talk about it.

PAT: She dabbled in witchcraft and then she says, for instance, she said this is real stuff. I'm not making this up. Like I went on a date, one of my first dates with a guy was or she said with a witch was when we went to a, I think they had a picnic at a Satanic altar. That's a little creepy. That was a long time ago.

STU: She said she didn't know it when she went on that, that's where they were going.

GLENN: To the Satanic altar?

STU: Yeah, she didn't know.

GLENN: Did she have a followup date? That's the question. I mean, if you bring a guy okay. So your first date is so a Satanic altar. First of all, guy, what are you doing? I mean, what are you going to top that with?

PAT: (Laughing).

STU: You feel like yeah.

GLENN: I mean, the first time you brought me to a Satanic altar, now we're going to a movie?

PAT: Second date has to be chicken sacrifices.

STU: Human sacrifice, and then

GLENN: So you got that going for you, which is really spooky.

PAT: That is spooky.

STU: It's not real I could be completely off base here but when is Satanism, generally speaking when you are talking about in high school, actually based on the following of Satan or

GLENN: I agree with you, Stu. May I just say I agree with you. It's nothing. It means nothing.

STU: When you're in high school.

GLENN: You are exactly right.

PAT: Exactly right.

STU: Come on.

GLENN: Earlier the better. Youthful indiscretions all the way up to 60.

STU: Please.

PAT: That's exactly right.

STU: Like, for example, everyone who did a Ouija board back in high school is now out of

PAT: Nothing wrong with Beelzebub, nothing wrong.

GLENN: Nothing wrong.

STU: Not acceptable as a candidate then?

PAT: No.

GLENN: No.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yes, yes. No, look, here's the thing.

PAT: It's creepy.

STU: It is creepy.

PAT: It's tough to get over. As a Christian it's difficult to overcome.

GLENN: But if you did have the conversion can I tell you something?

STU: Look at the crap you did. Nothing to do with Satanism but I mean, you've done probably worse.

GLENN: ( as devil ) Let me tell you something. Beck was no matter how much I begged and pleaded, he was never at the Satanic altar, and I'll never forgive him for that.

STU: That's because he was too evil for the Satanic altar.

GLENN: Look, here's the thing. Here's the thing. Personally I think I can see dirtbags coming a thousand miles away where others can't because I was a dirt bag. And so you are like, yeah, that might work on other people, not me, because I mastered that one. You know what I mean? So, you know, if you've bottomed out and you are like, yeah, I really did some horrible things and now, you know, I get it, that's fine. If you are at a Satanic altar, that's a couple of steps beyond witchcraft, dabbling in witchcraft. Is it just me?

PAT: No, it's creepy. It's creepy but she obviously converted to Christianity.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: She obviously did I, she started SALT, which was Savior's Alliance for Lifting, I don't know.

GLENN: I don't know. I hate that word.

PAT: Whatever it was. But it was a great group and, you know, she changed.

GLENN: You can change.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: It shows a, I don't know, boy, those are some huge swings in her life.

GLENN: But there's nothing wrong with huge swings in your life.

Paul.

STU: High school. Remember you were 15 people are 15 years old in high school!

PAT: I never visited a Satanic altar!

GLENN: It doesn't matter! This argument was solved with Paul! Paul was Saul! He went and he persecuted the Christians. I mean, he was as bad as you could get.

PAT: Killed them.

GLENN: You can go to high school and be go to a Satanic altar on a date. That's not you know what? That's bad, but killing the Christians

PAT: That's kind of bad.

STU: Really bad.

GLENN: ( as devil ) I'd like to argue. I think that's actually not to bad.

GLENN: Kind of bad? That's really bad! And he had a conversion and look, it's Paul.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: So, you know, you can change your life. The question is

PAT: Could Paul have been elected a senator from Delaware. That's the question.

GLENN: Paul was

PAT: I'm not sure.

GLENN: I don't know. He was elected to be an apostle.

PAT: Yes.

STU: If Paul was running against an avowed Marxist, then probably, yes, he could

PAT: There you go. There's your choice, Delaware.

GLENN: I just want to know

PAT: Marxist or former witch. I'm going with the former witch.

GLENN: Was she a good witch or a bad witch. That's what I want to know.

PAT: I think she was a good witch.

GLENN: If you were at a Satanic altar, you were a bad witch.

PAT: Again like to Stu's point on that, that was a date and I don't think she knew she was going there. Right?

STU: I mean, that's what she said. In a point where she didn't need to defend herself way before she was a candidate.

GLENN: Play the music again.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: I never saw the episode where

PAT: Samantha went to a Satanic altar? I didn't, either.

GLENN: But we never saw the dating years. We only saw after they were married.

PAT: We never saw Samantha in high school. She could have been there every night. I don't know. We did see her at covens, though. We saw her at covens.

GLENN: At covens? Really?

PAT: Yeah, she went to a coven meeting a couple of times. You know, but they seemed harmless.

GLENN: Thou shalt not coven.

STU: That's a little bit different the it's like unalienable, inalienable. They are actually different.

GLENN: Again I go back to, are you a good witch or a bad witch. I've never met a good Marxist and that's who she's running against. So I think I'd still go with a good witch. What does that mean?

PAT: No, just, I'm agreeing.

GLENN: No, it didn't sound like you were agreeing.

PAT: Sure, sure.

GLENN: Didn't sound like it. Did it sound like he was agreeing? You disagree? Say it.

PAT: No, I agree.

GLENN: No, you don't.

STU: No, you don't seem to agree. I would say you don't.

PAT: I told you I'm struggling a little bit with it but, yeah, I agree.

GLENN: I mean, I can understand how you would struggle. She went on a date to a Satanic altar. I mean

PAT: I was okay on, you know, the super stance on lying, I'm good with that. The pro not masturbating thing, I'm okay with that. Good.

GLENN: But see, that doesn't seem to --

PAT: The Satanic altar, getting a little bit of a struggle.

GLENN: So wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. She would -- can we get her on the phone.

PAT: Oh, that would be great.

GLENN: Can we get her on the phone?

STU: We can try.

GLENN: Let's see if we can try. Because look, everybody makes mistakes. Everybody does stupid stuff. Some more stupid than others. But I mean, I believe in pivot points. I would just like to know where her pivot point was. When would you go

PAT: That would be fascinating to hear.

GLENN: Yeah, it would.

PAT: She went from somebody who dabbled in witchcraft to, super Christian.

GLENN: Super Christian lady. So what happened?

STU: And some free advice for Christine O'Donnell.

GLENN: Don't take the phone call. Don't make the phone call.

STU: When the call comes in from the Glenn Beck, act like it's a Sunday show and cancel your appearance because something's going to go wrong. It's not going to turn out right. No, it's not going to turn out right. I'm just advising you as a member of this show not to take this interview.

PAT: As long as she's not a 9/11 Truther, she's perfectly fine.

GLENN: Or a devil worshipper. If she's a devil worshipper, she might also be in a wee bit of trouble.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: With not just show but the entire American population.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: With an exception of some that may be serving.

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

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 735,135 (up from 524,478 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 34,807 (up from 24,369 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 155,950 (up from 125,490 Friday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy who is at 12% requiring hospitalization.
  • US has 142,746 Confirmed Cases and 2,489 Deaths, up from 85,749 cases and 1,304 deaths Friday
  • In the US, 20,220 citizens are officially hospitalized with COVID-19, another 6,402 with presumptive-positive cases (waiting test results)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 45,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 10,799 officially dead)
  • US has 2,489 Dead vs 4,562 Recovered and 2,970 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 135,695 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.5% of the total US population actually tested: 851,578 Tests Resulted in 16.5% Confirmed Positive Cases for COVID-19 (note US policy has been to test only patients with positive-symptoms or known exposure to confirmed-infected persons, resulting in high net-positive results vs other countries).
Trump Extends US "Shutdown" Through April 30th https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3077485/coronavirus-trump-says-social-distancing-guidelines
  • The Trump Administration extends recommendations for extreme social distancing, closed schools and houses of worship, work-from-home, and severe travel restrictions through April 30th.
  • The move was based on a simple model: 100-200k deaths if we continued shut-down vs 2-3 Million deaths if we lifted the shutdown in early April.
  • "How do you decide it's ok to let millions of Americans die? You don't." He said during a Rose Garden press conference. "I won't do that."
  • The updated timeline comes as the US President Donald Trump says the death toll from the virus is likely to continue to climb for another two weeks, and estimates that recovery is likely by June 1.
  • Trump said his earlier plan to lift the restrictions by Easter, on April 12, was only "aspirational". "Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won," Trump said.
  • Officials in the White House coronavirus task force, including Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, Deputy to Vice-President Mike Pence, have estimated that COVID-19 would kill as many as 2.2 million Americans if mitigation measures were not in place.
As COVID-19 Epidemic In New York Continues, 9-11 System Is Overwhelmed https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/nyregion/nyc-coronavirus-ems.html
  • 911 Emergency system in New York City & Tri-State Area is receiving over 7,000 calls per day, more than at any time since September 11th, 2001.
  • The System has broken 3 records this past week, with nearly 8,700 calls on Thursday.
  • Many calls are for people with high-fevers and flu-like symptoms including severe cough, chills and difficulty breathing.
  • "It's all a war zone," one of the paramedics said. "There is no way we can respond to this many emergency calls."
  • Because of the high-risk of COVID-19 infection, many life-saving procedures have been suspended, including CPR and artificial respiration.
  • By Friday, more than 206 emergency medical technicians from the NY Fire Department had tested positive for COVID-19. Another 750 NYPD officers have also tested positive, and more than 10% of New York's police force is currently offline due to infection or Quarantine due to suspected infection.
  • One Paramedic who chose not to be named estimated that over 20% of 9-11 calls are going unanswered. "I can see them on my screen, with no units responding," he said.
In Yet Another Scene Out of a Hollywood Disaster Movie, Field Hospital Is Being Set Up in Central Park https://news.yahoo.com/field-hospital-set-yorks-central-park-202813283.html
  • Residents posted pictures of make-shift field hospitals being set up in Central Park in Manhattan.
  • Dozens of people worked in a drizzle to erect the facility for an expected influx of COVID-19 patients at the epicenter of the US COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Samaritan's Purse, a US-based Christian global relief agency, is setting up the hospital on the park's East Meadow lawn, where workers in face masks unloaded a white tarp and other equipment on the grass.
  • "There are lots of cases here in New York and a lot of people that need help," said Elliott Tenpenny, a doctor and team leader for Samaritan's Purse COVID-19 Response Team.
  • "The hospitals all over the city are filling up and they need as much help as they can get. That's why we're here."
  • He said the charity was working with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mount Sinai, with the aim of receiving patients within two days.
  • Unlike other temporary facilities going up in the New York region, this site will have the equipment and personnel necessary to handle COVID-19 patients. Tenpenny called it a "respiratory focused field hospital" which will have a capacity of 68 patients, and the doctors and nurses to treat them.
  • Samaritan's Purse has set up a similar temporary hospital in Cremona, Italy, the country with the highest COVID-19 death toll.
Your Papers Please! US State by State Travel Restrictions & Warnings Go Into Effect https://www.the-sun.com/news/604376/andrew-cuomo-new-york-coroanvirus-slams-donald-trump/One Week After Mexican Governor Claims Poor People Are Immune, Epidemic Evident in Mexico https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/hugs-kisses-dining-out-during-virus-raise-fear-in-mexico/ar-BB11SinY
  • "Mexico's response was late, wrong and slow, and many people are going to die," said Dr. Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease specialist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. "There's no reason to believe the virus here should behave differently among this population. Cases are growing exponentially."
  • President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico was still hugging and kissing constituents. As recently as eight days ago, he urged them to keep eating out at restaurants.
  • Stung by global criticism and disapproving national polls, the leftist populist widely known as AMLO began to shift in recent days.
  • Schools were closed on March 20; four days later, the country's 51 testing sites broadened their reach to include testing as many as 2,200 persons per day, mostly in Mexico City.
  • Finally, on Saturday, March 28th, the deputy health minister called on Mexicans to stay home, saying it was the "last opportunity" to slow down the virus, with more than 20,000 confirmed infected.
  • "It may be too late. Thousands may die," said Dr del Rio.
Hundreds of Thousands of Migrant Workers Suddenly Homeless https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/world/asia/coronavirus-india-migrants.html
  • In India, hundreds of thousands of day-laborers were suddenly homeless due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and work shut-downs.
  • Many day-laborers are used to being provided dorm-like beds while on the job, but with work-sites closed down and national transportation systems offline, parks and public spaces are suddenly filled with thousands of men sleeping on sidewalks and in open fields.
  • Soup kitchens in Delhi, the capital, have been overwhelmed. "We normally get a thousand people per day," said one worker. "Today more than 10,000 people lined up before we served our first bowl."
  • So far, more than a dozen migrant laborers have lost their lives in different parts of the country as they tried to return to their home, hospital officials said.
  • Thousands of migrants in Delhi, including whole families, packed their pots, pans and blankets into rucksacks, some balancing children on their shoulders as they walked along interstate highways.
  • Some planned to walk hundreds of miles. But as they reached the Delhi border, many were beaten back by the police under orders to now allow any crossings until further notice.
UN Global Food Supply Panel Warns of Pending Food Shortage https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/26/coronavirus-measures-could-cause-global-food-shortage-un-warns
  • Protectionist measures by national governments during the coronavirus crisis could provoke food shortages around the world, the UN's food body has warned.
  • A shortage of field workers brought on by the virus crisis and a move towards protectionism – tariffs and export bans – mean problems could quickly appear in the coming weeks, Maximo Torero, Chief Economist of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said.
  • "The worst that can happen is that governments restrict the flow of food," he said. "All measures against free trade will be counterproductive. Now is not the time for restrictions or putting in place trade barriers. Now is the time to protect the flow of food around the world."
  • "We need to be careful not to break the food value chain and the logistics or we will be looking at problems with fresh vegetables and fruits soon," said Torero. "Fruit and vegetables are also very labor-intensive... if the labor force is threatened because people can't move then you have a problem."
  • Warnings from the UN come as the EU reportedly plans to provide transportation of more than 70,000 farmworkers from Eastern Europe to France, Belgium and Spain to help with planting season. https://thehill.com/policy/international/489783-united-nations-warns-of-global-food-shortage-caused-by-coronavirus
  • Warnings were less severe in the US, which relies less on global food production for domestic consumption. "There is plenty of food in the US system," said Sonny Perdue, US Secretary of Agriculture. "The US is a net exporter of food supplies, so we can just keep more of our food at home this year."
New Report Estimates US Economic Impact at $1 Trillion GDP Losses Per Month https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Business%20Functions/Risk/Our%20Insights/COVID%2019%20Implications%20for%20business/COVID%2019%20March%2025/COVID-19-Facts-and-Insights-March-25-v3.ashx
  • A study from consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates the total GDP impact of COVID-19 could exceed $1 Trillion per month starting from March, 2020.
  • The study includes only economic losses in the Private sector and did not calculate the impact of Government-funded bailouts or spending, and future economic losses due to higher debt payments.
  • McKinsey estimates losses in the Oil/Gas sector to exceed 50% for 2020 compared to prior forecasts, and for US retail to suffer losses in excess of 25% compared to 2019.
  • "In a Word: Catastrophic," said lead author of the study. "We'll be digging out from this hole for years to come."
  • McKinsey's study noted its estimates did not include official economic figures for Q1, 2020, expected to be released by the US Government in the coming week.
  • Overall, McKinsey is estimating a broad U-shaped recovery starting in Q3, 2020, but said it was entirely dependent on how quickly US companies could return workers to productivity as well as the impact to the global demand for US goods & technology.
  • "We don't yet know how the World will recover from COVID-19 or how long it will take. There are more unknowns than there are knowns," the study concluded.
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Government Quietly Prepares a Bank Rescue Plan - Just In Case https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/congress-coronavirus-bank-rescue-152501

  • Just days after the FDIC issued a video urging Americans to not withdrawn cash from Banks, reports emerge that the US Senate and Treasury are working on separate plans to prevent banks from becoming unstable amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Plans range from limiting withdrawals for foreign investors and savers, as well as providing extra liquidity to banks to cover US Consumer withdrawals up to $10,000.
  • Washington's move to stand behind the banking industry underscores the aggressive efforts underway by officials throughout the government to prepare for the worst — including potential runs on deposits as the economic outlook darkens.
  • "The banks are in very good shape, but people are panicking anyway," said Karen Petrou, a managing partner at Federal Financial Analytics who advises bank executives on policy issues.
  • The Federal Reserve Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently released a one-minute video encouraging people to keep their money in banks.
  • In the video, Chairman Jelena McWilliams emphasizes that hoarding cash in mattresses in 1933 "didn't pan out well for so many people." The video is intended to discourage a bank run.
  • "The last thing you should be doing is pulling your money out of the banks now, thinking that it's going to be safe for someplace else," she said in the video.
  • The FDIC has more than $2.05 billion in cash reserves, as well as a $100 billion credit line with the US Treasury to cover bank runs, according to a 2018 US Government audit.
  • US Consumers have more than $1.7 Trillion deposited at US Banks, not including home-equity loans or lines of credit.

On "GlennTV" this week, Glenn Beck exposed what is being done to our rights, our livelihood, and our nation -- all in the name of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. Are we losing the America we love to the "Big Government virus"?

Former Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel famously said, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste," and the government has made those words their mantra. Progressive politicians, like New York City's Mayor Bill De Blasio, have already called this crisis a "case for nationalization!"

Once these "temporary government programs" are passed, usually in answer to a national emergency, there's no going back. In 2012, before he was president, Donald Trump tweeted economist Milton Friedman's prophetic quote: "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program."

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

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 542,478 (up from 486,702 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 24,369 (up from 22,022 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 125,490 (up from 117,448 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) UP from 4% Yesterday, but down from 19% in February
  • Note that 7% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization
  • US has 85,749 Confirmed cases and 1,304 Deaths, up from 65,581 cases and 1,036 deaths yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 4,409 more cases than China
  • US has 1,868 officially recovered, against 1,304 deaths

After Terrifying World Governments Into Committing Financial Suicide, UK Scientist Reduces His Death Forecast by 95% https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238578-uk-has-enough-intensive-care-units-for-coronavirus-expert-predicts/
  • The UK should now be able to cope with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to one of the leading epidemiologists advising the UK government.
  • Neil Ferguson at Imperial College London gave evidence yesterday to the UK's parliamentary select committee on science and technology.
  • He said that expected increases in National Health Service capacity and ongoing restrictions to people's movements make him "reasonably confident" the health service can cope when the predicted peak of the epidemic arrives in two or three weeks.
  • UK deaths from the disease are now unlikely to exceed 20,000, he said, and could be much lower.
  • His previous and dire prediction, from just 10 days ago, was that as many as 500,000 Brittons would likely die.
  • The need for intensive care beds will get very close to capacity in some areas, but won't be breached at a national level, said Ferguson.
  • The new projections are based on computer simulations of the virus spreading, which take into account the properties of the virus, the reduced transmission between people asked to stay at home and the capacity of hospitals, particularly intensive care units.
  • "We'll be paying for this year for decades to come," Ferguson said. "But if people follow the Government's guidelines, we'll be able to cope."
UK Prime Minister Positive https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-boris-johnson-tests-positive-for-covid-19-11964493
  • Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19
  • "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," he said via Twitter.
  • "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus."
  • Mr. Johnson, whose partner Carrie Symonds is pregnant, will isolate for 2-weeks, a spokesperson confirmed.
  • "Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives."
"Poor People Are Immune" Claims Mexican Governor https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/americas/mexico-coronavirus-luis-miguel-barbosa-intl/index.html
  • The governor of the central Mexican state of Puebla told reporters Wednesday that poor people "are immune" from the coronavirus.
  • During his remarks, which broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, Gov. Luis Miguel Barbosa posed a question, asking reporters which people were infected at the moment.
  • "The majority are wealthy people, you know," he said, answering his own question. "If you're rich you're at risk, but if you're poor, no, well us poor, we are immune."
  • There is no scientific evidence to suggest the virus affects people differently due to economic status. His remarks sparked an uproar on social media, with many questioning why a government official would spread information that has no basis in fact.
  • Barbosa noted that many of those who contracted the virus had recently traveled, suggesting a link between wealth and travel.
Trump: Maybe Don't Shake Hands Every Again https://ca.news.yahoo.com/trump-suggests-americans-shouldn-t-221802199.html
  • President Donald Trump suggested that Americans should consider giving up the tradition of greeting each other with a hand-shake -- forever.
  • Trump has set a goal of returning Americans back to work by Easter, despite the coronavirus outbreak, but he said at a White House news conference on Thursday that they shouldn't entirely abandon "social distancing" practices, especially shaking hands.
  • "Maybe people aren't going to be shaking hands anymore," Trump said, adding that he had discussed the practice with Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
  • "He was saying the regular flu would be cut down by quite a bit if we didn't do that - if we didn't shake hands," Trump said.
Even In A Pandemic, Fake Meat Won't Sell https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/26/coronavirus-food-shopping-vegan/
  • Vegan and plant-based can be seen in proportions that appear recently stocked at grocery stores across the US.
  • "Not even in a crisis will folks buy the plant-based hot dogs," Tweeted one observant citizen with a picture of the frozen food aisle baren except for tofu hot dogs.
  • "Let's face it, they taste like crap. I'd rather starve," said another via Twitter. "Not enough mustard in the world to cover-up that stuff."
  • Another user closed the book on the topic, "Two observations today from the grocery store. Plant-based fake-meats are not desired - and people need to smile more! Good day!"
Patriot Thomas Massie Defends Constitution, Gets Persecuted https://www.foxnews.com/politics/extreme-precautions-ordered-in-house-ahead-of-historic-vote-on-largest-stimulus-package-in-us-history
  • In no small feat of bravery, Massie stands alone against a tyranny born of fear.
  • Furious lawmakers voiced serious concerns on Capitol Hill late Thursday that a Republican House member could "go rogue" and possibly scuttle a vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.
  • Fox News is told there is deep worry on both sides of the aisle that Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., could try to sidetrack House plans to quickly approve the coronavirus bill via a "voice vote" -- a verbal exercise in which those in favor shout yea, and those opposed holler nay. The loudest side would prevail.
  • "It's the Thomas Massie show," said one senior Republican source who asked to not be identified.
  • "He is going to do it," a senior Republican leadership source told Fox News, explaining that leadership had tried every type of arm twisting -- and it's not working.
  • The source said he was actively calling members and telling them to get on planes in the morning to come back to Washington so that a quorum of 216 members could be established if Massie were to demand one.
  • The source explained that Massie got a very forceful call from a member of the House Freedom Caucus urging him to allow the voice vote, but Massie won't budge.
  • The 880-page coronavirus stimulus package would amount to the largest economic relief bill in the history of the U.S. for individuals, large corporations, and small businesses -- and its unanimous passage in the Senate came despite grave concerns on both sides about whether it involved too much spending or not enough.
  • Massie did not respond to multiple requests for comment late Thursday. It was unclear exactly why he may want to delay the bill, which some lawmakers have said contains too much wasteful spending -- including $25 million for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and $10 million to fund US Salmon hatcheries in Alaska.