Welcome, welcome, welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be together today and well a lot happening a — lot happening. It’s almost impossible to keep up.
I hope that you saw — I watched most of it on a replay — didn’t watch it live yesterday.
The president’s return to the briefing podium for his coronavirus updates, and I’ll tell you, when I watched yesterday’s I thought ,”Okay, he’s gone ahead and done what some of his critics have said. He’s kind of gotten in there and said, ‘Hey, this is harder than we thought, there’s a lot going on, there’s some hot spots in Southeast — excuse me — Southwest the sunbelt here
And of course, they didn’t give him any credit for it. They didn’t focus on any of that, but it was generally pretty good.
I mean, you know, he’s acknowledging the challenges even when he’s saying, you know, “Look, we got to get back. Wear masks and all…” But you know, he’s saying it’s a challenge.
So I thought that was generally a positive thing for him to do. I’m glad he’s doing it.
Actually, I’m very glad that he’s doing these more regular updates.
Excuse me, I’m also glad that he is saying so clearly –and he did an interview early today —
Doesn’t matter what cities say, they’ve gone lawless enough — He’s going to go in, and he’s going to get some law enforcement and clean things up.
I mean every city has got enough Federal property, and federal assets that it’s easy to make an argument that we got to get control — but I think Americans are sick of it.
We gave people a chance, the city’s a chance. We can’t let them burn to the ground and you know, when you see the district attorney of Philadelphia said, “If you come into our city and your law enforcement — federal law enforcement — we’ll arrest you, charge you — give me a break.
I mean, this is ridiculous. Everybody’s grand standing for the press.
But look, that’s not what I want to talk to you about — I was thinking I might be talking about China today, and I will talk a little bit about it — I’ll just mention this, you know, the American government has closed the consulate for China in Houston.
Now, what does that mean? Well, when you have an embassy to a nation, so the Chinese have an embassy to America — America has an embassy to say Italy, let’s say that — I knew that one pretty well.
You get an embassy in Rome, the capital, and then you have a consulate in Milan.
So it’s basically a branch office of your embassy, so that you can do visas, and you can do some trade things, and you can otherwise be present.
So in the case of The Chinese Consulate — the Chinese Embassy to America. They have an embassy in DC and then they would have consulates.
I don’t know the exact total. They certainly have one in New York, and Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, most major cities, and Houston is one of the biggest — one of the biggest cities — especially because of lots of oil and gas technology.
It’s one of our bigger cities in America — probably top 10 — maybe not in size strictly, but in importance probably.
So anyway, they have the Chinese Consulate — the American government shut it down.
And they shut it down because they said there were violations, and there was at least one member who worked out of there — a Chinese National — who was reputed to be basically a spy.
Here’s the thing about this. Earlier today, also, by the way, Senator Josh Hawley and the senate passed the bill to ban Tik Tok. The house has passed a similar bill. That’s probably headed towards some sort of conference and perhaps that will happen soon. I hope it does.
The point here is that the American government has clearly decided that they’re not messing around.
Because you don’t close a consulate on sort of a drop of a hat. You don’t close a consulate because you’re sort of annoyed. That’s a big step.
It’s a big step.
It’s guaranteed to lead to repercussions against Americans. Likely in China, they’ll be a consulate closed, or they’ll be someone expelled, or something like that.
But the fact is, this is an indication of the American government’s decision on the direction we’re going when it comes to the Communist Regime.
Glad to see it. Happy to see it.
Glad we’re here. It’s the right thing to do.
So that’s good news. And then you should track that a little bit.
Of course, you know, if you’ve been listening to this program for the last 2 years, you heard me talking about the threat of the Communist Chinese regime — what they’re doing.
If you’ve been listening for the last six months, you’ve heard me say that the realization — we’re in a Cold War — a second Cold War should get through everybody’s head because it’s here.
It’s not coming. It’s here.
That’s what you can see when we’re closing consulates.
I think it’s generally a positive sign because it’s a necessary understanding of the reality.
But that’s — none of that is what you need to know today.
And here’s what you need to know today, and I was tweeting about this, and I was on Periscope @[email protected] on Periscope, but don’t forget —
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But I was tweeting about this — I talked on Periscope about it — and that’s this–
Congress is broken.
Okay, Congress is broken proving it yet again, and what do I mean? Well, right now, they’re fighting about another massive aid package.
And the massive aid package would include some things to help the front line defenders against the Wuhan virus. It would help against help some of the different employment and unemployment programs, you know, keep people going a little bit more —
And then because Nancy Pelosi has control of the house and therefore half of the US Congress. She’s been dumping money into sort of bailouts for states, and cities, and including a lot of money for schools, and I’m not against the money for schools — in this sense.
I will tell you that it seems to me the number one problem, that we’re facing in this country, right now, when it comes to this sort of overlap of the lawlessness we’ve seen in the rioters, and then the Wuhan virus is — how do we go back to school in the fall?
And more and more people are talking about how problematic this is — families, moms, dads, grandmas — people saying, how do we — teachers — How do we do this?
And a lot of us think you should just get it done,right. Figure it out. This is a big job, but figure it out, but they’re not able to yet.
In fact in my home county — I live in Northern Virginia in Fairfax County.
You know, I’m from St. Louis the last 25 years — I live out here now. I live out near the swamp. Not in the swamp, but near the swamp — and here’s what they did in Northern Virginia —
Fairfax County, one of the biggest counties in the country — they started out three or four or
five weeks ago telling parents, “Your kids can come back to school. We’re probably going to have to stagger the school days a little bit, but we want to get kids back.”
And then the superintendent got beat up by the media and the school teachers union. And last night, he agreed to suspend all of it.
And everyone in the Fairfax County Schools will now be homeschool — will be distance learning — and they didn’t do a very good job about it — the last, 4 months ago when they tried to do this, it was a disaster.
So my point here is, the growing problem is schools and our students.
Meaning — what’s coming in five weeks is — how do we handle this?
How do we handle the fear? How do we handle the reality? How do we handle teaching our kids? How do we handle the socialization? How do we handle Sports? How do we handle jobs when our kids are supposed to be at school?
It’s a nightmare.
And nobody’s really handling it well, and Congress is proving that they’re broken.
I wrote a piece — it’s over at breitbart.com — about school choice. If you’re going to give hundreds of millions of dollars to our school system for all kinds of things from, you know, PPE for Teachers, to computers, and all that — we need to give a bunch of money — opportunities — to our people in private schools.
School choice –and that’s what I wrote my piece on.
And here’s the opening — for those of us that are conservative that want to see more choices rather than less in our school system —
This is an opportunity to make that argument, to say, look, it’s only fair, if we’re going to try to struggle through this tough time — and let me be clear — the media is making it into an even bigger and bigger challenge — feeding on it because they can see and feel the fear and concern.
So let’s have it — and Congress, of course, what are they doing?
They can’t settle on it.
They can’t come to an agreement. They can’t get adult about it. They can’t see what the problem is and give us some hope.
They can’t do it.
Congress is broken yet again, and they all ought to be thrown out on their ear.
If you have a member of Congress — and every single member of the US House is up for re-election right now, this year — vote them all out.
I just can’t believe how little — they couldn’t get things done on immigration, they couldn’t stop, they build the wall, and now they can’t figure out how to help us in what is going to be a cataclysmic series — week after week — it’s coming.
How do we handle our kids? How do we deal with it? What do we do? What’s our best choices? What are we going to do going forward?
It’s just absolutely terrible.
It’s an embarrassment.
It’s a shame, and what you need to know is that our Congress is broken — we should demand that they do better, and then we should — as I talked to you last week a few days ago —
We should know their names, and we should vote them out.
Get a challenger. Whoever the challenger is — find out if you can stand their politics — sometimes they’re really rotten too — but get them out.
Get them out.
Just go ahead and get them out of office.
It’s the best thing we can do right now. We can’t stick with the system we have. We can’t stick with the fools that we’re stuck with.
We have to get them out.
And I will tell you — well, I won’t get into it — I’ll talk to you tomorrow about Dr. Foucci tomorrow and how he’s making one of the great mistakes of his life — tomorrow. He’s making it.
We’ll see. Maybe he’ll back off and not do it.
I’ll give you a preview. He’s going to throw out the first pitch at the first baseball game of the New Year.
The Washington Nationals are playing against the Yankees.
The Washington Nationals won the World Series last year, so they’re opening the season — playing against the Yankees — instead of having the president, instead of having I don’t know — somebody really good, special, sports person — we’re going to have Dr. Foucci.
Talk about — Forget the cancel culture — the celebrity culture is out of hand, it’s out of hand.
Alright, we got to take a break though. We’ll be right back.
It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Be back in a moment.