Wednesday, May 13, 2020

THE PANDEMIC AND THE CHINESE CONNECTION

More on this with JAMES CARAFANO, National Security and Foreign Policy Expert and Vice president of the Heritage Foundation who talks about a column he wrote for Foxnews.com:“…CHINA’S CORONAVIRUS LIES — 3 POSSIBLE REASONS FOR THEIR PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN”

Carafano, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, is The Heritage Foundation’s Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies.

WEBSITE: http://www.heritage.org

Carafano is an accomplished historian and teacher as well as a prolific writer and researcher. His most recent publication is an e-book, “Surviving the End”, which addresses emergency preparedness. He also authored “Wiki at War: Conflict in a Socially Networked World” (Texas A&M University Press, 2012), a survey of the revolutionary impact of the Internet age on national security. Carafano, a 25-year Army veteran with a master’s and doctorate from Georgetown University, joined Heritage in 2003 as a senior research fellow in homeland security and missile defense.

“NOTHING TO LOSE, EVERYTHING TO GAIN: BEING BLACK AND CONSERVATIVE IN AMERICA”

We are joined by the author of this book, and congressional candidate for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district, KATHY BARNETTE.

WEBSITE: https://kathybarnette.com

(From the book) “Conservative political commentator Kathy Barnette shares how liberal leadership has failed the black community and how being a democrat is not synonymous with your skin color.”

During his first historic run for the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump made an impassioned plea to the black community. “Give me a chance,” he said. “What the hell do you have to lose?” According to Kathy Barnette, black Americans have nothing to lose, except for crime ridden communities, neighborhoods that have become shooting galleries, more social welfare programs, and the mocking indifference of the Democrat party. Barnette argues that even a cursory look into the black community reveals the destabilizing effect liberal policies have had on the black family. There was a time when Barnette bought into the same lie as everyone else-that if you’re black, you must be a democrat. In fact, she was born into the Democrat party just as much as she was born into brown skin. There was no point of separation. Until she began to understand what it truly means to be black in America. Barnette contends that being black is more than just the color of her skin. It’s a culture and a consciousness, too.In NOTHING TO LOSE, EVERYTHING TO GAIN, Barnette writes about why liberal policies have failed the black community time and time again – and will fail the larger American community as Democrats rush to the hard Left of the party. From the “Great Society” to Kanye West’s ongoing war with the liberal establishment, this book provides sharp, eloquent commentary on the most pressing issues facing black Americans today: broken family structure, loss of identity, the legacy of slavery, and more.Barnette argues that President Trump has not been willing to presume that the “black vote” is a foregone conclusion resting comfortably in the back pockets of Democrats. With his plainspoken style and willingness to face harsh truths, the president has done more for the black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln. Barnette insists the time is now to get back what has been lost, to fix the brokenness, and to recognize and support those who are actually working in our favor.We have nothing to lose, and even more to gain.”

Barnette is a conservative, Black, mother, and wife. She is a veteran, a former adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance, a conference speaker, and a Conservative political commentator. She served her country proudly for ten years in the Armed Forces Reserves, where she was accepted into Officer Candidacy School. Her corporate career includes working with two major financial institutions and in corporate America. Kathy sat on the Board of a pregnancy crisis center for five years. She lives in Virginia.

“THIS TOO SHALL PASS” by MIKE LOVE of THE BEACH BOYS

MIKE LOVE talks with Jim Bohannon about the release of his new song “THIS TOO SHALL PASS” which he says was written to remind us all that better days are yet to come. The track features John Stamos on drums in addition to The Beach Boys touring band (Bruce Johnston, Scott Totten, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, Brian Eichenberger, and Randy Leago). All artist and label royalties from “This Too Shall Pass” will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic. “A lifetime of performing to millions of people all over the world and suddenly everything came to a halt,” said Love.  “I’ve lived through enough good times and bad to know that eventually, this too shall pass, and better days are yet to come.  With today being May Day, new beginnings are around corner and as the lyrics of this song say, ‘we’ll get back to havin’ fun, fun, fun in the sun.’”

WEBSITE: https://mikelove.com

Mike is a Grammy Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.  He grew up under the Southern California sun soaking up a life of music, sports, and family traditions.  Beginning his singing and songwriting career as a teenager, Mike and his cousin Brian Wilson, frequently sang at family get-togethers and holiday gatherings.  His early influences, including his attendance at a culturally and socially diverse high school, served as inspiration to some of The Beach Boys most iconic songs.  Throughout his career Mike has co-authored more than a dozen top ten singles, cementing The Beach Boys legacy alongside The Beatles and Michael Jackson, as the only artist to have produced TWELVE Top-10 singles within FIVE years.  Mike continues to write and record music 57 years after his legendary career began.  His new album, “12 Sides of Summer, celebrates a season treasured by so many around the world and will be a must-have on your Summer playlist.  “12 Sides of Summer” was such a fun album to create. I loved bringing a fresh vision to some of my favorite artists’ songs and Beach Boys’ classics, while pairing them with a few of my new original tracks. This is an album for the whole family to listen to as they celebrate the summer season and warmer days in the sun,” said Mike Love.