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Watch: Biden Babbles About 'Aliens' and a 'Man on the Moon' When Asked About Black Vaccine Hesitancy

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I get the feeling President Joe Biden is just as tired of these interminable CNN presidential town halls as I am.

After Wednesday night’s performance, you wonder why he keeps on having them.

There were any number of genuinely outré moments from the event, which featured Biden and CNN host Don Lemon on stage at Mount St. Joseph University in Delhi Township, Ohio. Only one of them was there mentally as well as corporeally, however.

This manifested itself most acutely when Lemon asked the president how he would fix “mistrust in the system,” particularly as it pertained to vaccine hesitancy.

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According to a transcript from the Cincinnati Enquirer, the CNN host lamented that “even within my own family, here I am on television every night, there is ambivalence, there’s misinformation.” How would the president convince the hapless folks whose relatives don’t have an hour to while away on cable TV every night?

Biden began by saying that, first off, “we’ve got to restore faith in government. You’ve got to get people to the point where they trust government.”

This was reasonable stuff, even if he called Don Lemon “one of the most informed journalists in the country.”

“Part of it is generally raising confidence in elected officials. Raising confidence,” Biden said.

Here’s your confidence-raiser, America:

He transitioned into talking about how “with regard to your family in particular, part of it is not just that they see you on television and trust you, the people who seem to have the most impact are — you know, for that 17-year-old kid, the kid he or she plays ball with.”

“You got the vaccination? Are you — are you OK? I mean, you seem — no, it works,” Biden said to Lemon, who assented in a way that indicated he wasn’t unaware he was locked in a bad-viral moment with a guy he really likes.

That look didn’t register, apparently. “Or, you know — or the mom and dad or the neighbor or when you go to church or when you’re — now, I really mean it. There are trusted interlocutors,” Biden continued.

“Think of the people, if your kid wanted to find out whether or not there were — there’s a man on the moon or whatever, you know, something, or, you know, whether those aliens are here or not, you know, who are the people they talk to beyond the kids who love talking about it?”

“They go to people they respect. They say, what do you think? And so they should be asking other people, the people — everything from their teachers, to their ministers, to their priests, to people that they trust,” Biden said.

You know, like the elected officials in whom he’s trying very hard to raise confidence.

Nothing Biden said for the remainder of the hour quite touched his Giorgio A. Tsoukalos-level aliens blather — although one has to think about it, which doesn’t settle the stomach. Pipped to the post was part of this answer about when children under 12 would be able to be vaccinated:

Just in case you didn’t catch that: “And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you are — why can’t the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact — is going to be — or, excuse me — we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved, but permanently approved. That’s underway, too. I expect that to occur quickly.”

Sounds like great news. If only I knew what the news was.

This alarmed enough Twitter denizens that even Glenn Greenwald — co-founder of left-leaning news site The Intercept — asked if there was “really anyone willing to step forward with a straight face and say there’s nothing wrong here?”

There was a bit of a gulf between those two and the rest of the morass, although there were plenty of moments that normally would have sufficed for a Biden gaffe of the day.

Here’s Biden explaining that “America’s back” for the 2 millionth time, rambling about how he vouchsafed this to the rest of the world at the G7 summit “as a Biden.”

There’s a Hunter Biden joke here, but darned if I can find it.

Here’s Biden joking that a Republican’s dog was a Democrat:

Of course it’s a Democrat. It wants free food and housing but considers learning to pee and poo outside hard work.

Thankfully for Biden, the people of Delhi Township, Ohio, and the greater Cincinnati area seemed just as interested in another one of these town halls as I did:

No doubt the rest of America probably had anything better to do, so I’m guessing the television ratings weren’t too much better than this.

That’s a good thing. Because regarding trusted elected officials and vaccination, when you see them on television and listen to them, the people who seem to have the most impact are — you know, for that 14-year-old kid, the kid he or she listens to the hippity-hop with. Or, you know — or the aunt and uncle or the cat lady down the street, or when you go to the local bakery or when you’re — now, I really mean it. There are trusted interlocutors.

Think of the people, after all. If your kid wanted to find out whether or not there were — there was an attack of the 40-foot-ants or whatever, you know, something, or, you know, whether those radioactive gorillas are here or not, you know, who are the people they talk to beyond the kids who love talking about it?

Sound normal to you? No? It shouldn’t sound normal when the president says something like it, either.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Incredible: Woman Gives Birth to 14lb Baby After 19 Miscarriages

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Many moms bond by sharing their pregnancy and birth experiences. While every pregnancy is unique, Cary Patonai and her “chunky monkey,” Finnley, are making the news because of just how unique their case is.

Tim and Cary already had two sons, Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2, and Cary was no stranger to large babies. Both her boys had been born via c-section, with Devlen coming in at 8.2 pounds and Everett coming in at a very respectable 11.1 pounds.

At the beginning of October, Cary was 38 weeks pregnant with what they already knew was going to be a strapping young lad. The baby’s estimated weight was a cool 13.8 pounds.



Cary was already scheduled for a c-section that week, but when she went to a check-up on Oct. 4, that timeline got moved up a bit.

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“My water broke on the scale as I was getting weighed, so my scheduled C-section got moved up a day,” she said, according to Fox News.

So, off to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, they went, to meet their newest addition.

“He was so big plus I had almost double the amniotic fluid, so to say I had a big baby belly and that I was absolutely completely uncomfortable isn’t enough,” Cary said. “However, I would do it all over again if I had to, to get this blessing.”

The not-so-little dude was born via c-section on Oct. 5 at 1:56 p.m. and has been impressing people near and far with his staggering size and supreme squishiness ever since.



Family quickly realized the clothes and diapers they’d prepared for Finnley’s arrival simply would not do, and they had to go out and buy larger sizes of everything just to fit the boy.

Both mom and baby appear to be doing well now, though they — understandably — experienced some side effects.



Cary had some initial hemorrhaging and has major surgery to recover from, and Finnley had to stay in the NICU for eight days because he had breathing issues, jaundice and high bilirubin levels, according to a post Cary shared.

The separation would be difficult for any mother, but it proved extremely difficult for Cary, who has a history with loss.



“It triggered a lot from my 19 previous miscarriages — leaving the hospital without a baby,” she said, according to Fox. “I knew it was for a good cause and he was in excellent care, but it still was extremely hard for me to emotionally handle.

“The reason I’ve had 19 miscarriages is due to my blood clotting disorder and fibroids. It’s been beyond hard to go through.”

But Finnley came home eventually, and the family has been soaking up all the baby cuddles and enjoying their beautiful baby boy.

“I am so happy, Tim is happy, Finnley is happy & snuggly & oh so squishy!” Cary shared in the birth announcement post on Facebook. “Devlen & Everett are missing us & ready for us to come home. I am so thankful & so blessed!”

As the days passed, Cary discovered just how special Finnley was. He wasn’t just a big baby, he was one of the biggest, propelling the family to fame.

“I saw my Dr today — oh my goodness — Finnley is the biggest baby he’s ever delivered, along with another obgyn of 27 years, & a nurse that was there during my csection,” she shared in her post. “It was incredible. He is the talk of the hospital! My dr is going to do some research & see what we can do — we really think we’ve broken a record!”

“Finnley was a little celebrity at the hospital,” she said, according to Fox. “Nurses and doctors were non-stop talking about him. He is quite tall too at 23.75 inches.”

Cary also wants other moms to take hope from her story and to be encouraged.



“I think it’s important for other people to know there is hope behind all of those closed doors and that they aren’t alone as they are going through their own trying times,” she said, Fox reported.

“Every woman has a different path than the next, some are easier and some are harder. What matters is that we support each other, with love, care and respect.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Many moms bond by sharing their pregnancy and birth experiences. While every pregnancy is unique, Cary Patonai and her “chunky monkey,” Finnley, are making the news because of just how unique their case is. Tim and Cary already had two sons, Devlen, 10, and Everett, 2, and Cary was no stranger to large babies. Both her boys had been born via c-section, with Devlen coming in at 8.2 pounds and Everett coming in at a very respectable 11.1 pounds. At the beginning of October, Cary was 38 weeks pregnant with what they already knew was going to be a strapping young lad. The baby’s estimated weight was a cool 13.8 pounds. Cary was already scheduled for a c-section that week, but when she went to a check-up on Oct. 4, that timeline got moved up a bit. “My water broke on the scale as I was getting weighed, so my scheduled C-section got moved up a day,” she said, according to Fox News. So, off to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, they went, to meet their newest addition. “He was so big plus I had almost double the amniotic fluid, so to say I had a big baby belly and that I was absolutely completely uncomfortable isn’t enough,” Cary said. “However, I would do it all over again if I had to, to get this blessing.” The not-so-little dude was born via c-section on Oct. 5 at 1:56 p.m. and has been impressing people near and far with his staggering size and supreme squishiness ever since. Family quickly realized the clothes and diapers they’d prepared for Finnley’s arrival simply would not do, and they had to go out and buy larger sizes of everything just to fit the boy. Both mom and baby appear…

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Biden Admin Announces Plan to Vaccinate Every Child Ages 5+

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Much like its plan for booster shots was announced before the Food and Drug Administration approved them, the Biden administration said it is laying the groundwork to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11.

Independent panels from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control will meet in late October and early November to consider the proposal from Pfizer/BioNTech to vaccinate children, according to a White House fact sheet.

Although there is currently no federal vaccine mandate aimed at children, the Biden administration said it has obtained enough vaccine to provide shots to all of the country’s 28 million children in the target age group.

The fact sheet said the plan ensures that after the vaccine is approved “it is quickly distributed and made conveniently and equitably available to families across the country. The start of a vaccination program for children ages 5-11 will depend on the independent FDA and CDC process and timeline, but our planning efforts mean that we will be ready to begin getting shots in arms in the days following a final CDC recommendation.”

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“These steps will be critical in ensuring that we are staying ahead of the virus by keeping kids and families safe, especially those at highest risk.”

The fact sheet said the vaccine “will have packaging available in smaller configurations that will make it easier for physicians’ offices and other smaller, community-based providers to offer the vaccine to kids and their families.”

The fact sheet claims 25,000 sites will offer shots, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and school- and community-based sites, including over 100 children’s hospital systems.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with communities, according to the fact sheet.

FEMA “is providing full funding to states to support vaccination operations and outreach — including setting up sites, procuring equipment and supplies to store and administer the vaccine, providing transportation to and from vaccination sites, and communicating with the public, such as through in-person community engagement, call center support, public service announcements, and translation services.”

“And, for those schools who need extra help, the Administration will launch a new effort to match school districts with vaccine providers who will provide on-site vaccination clinics for their students and local communities.”

All of this will be accompanied by a PR blitz.

The “campaign will invest heavily in trusted messengers; work with schools, state and local health departments, faith leaders, and national and community organizations to increase vaccine confidence; create forums for parents to ask questions to pediatricians; and reach out to parents directly through press and social media across channels and in multiple languages.”

Further, “the Surgeon General will enlist pediatricians and community leaders to talk to Americans directly via popular media and social media channels and through visits to hard-hit and high-risk communities,” the fact sheet said.

Although Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has said she wants parents making reservations now to have their children vaccinated, one doctor says there are some issues to consider, according to WSTM-TV.

Dr. Matt Cambareri said the logistical complications of administering a COVID-19 vaccination are greater than with other shots.

“There’s just more steps, it requires more man-hours, it requires more paperwork, it’s a little more tricky,” he said.

Cambareri said parents will need a sales pitch to make the program work.

“The benefit to adults is very clear, we saw hundreds of thousands of adults die nationwide,” he said. “We saw less than 600 hundred kids under the age of 18 die nationwide. So when it comes to whether the parent thinks the kid will receive the benefit, that might take a little more convincing.”

Hochul said she is not opposed to an eventual mandate that schoolchildren be vaccinated, but wants to wait and see how voluntary vaccination works, according to the Daily News.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Much like its plan for booster shots was announced before the Food and Drug Administration approved them, the Biden administration said it is laying the groundwork to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11. Independent panels from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control will meet in late October and early November to consider the proposal from Pfizer/BioNTech to vaccinate children, according to a White House fact sheet. Although there is currently no federal vaccine mandate aimed at children, the Biden administration said it has obtained enough vaccine to provide shots to all of the country’s 28 million children in the target age group. The fact sheet said the plan ensures that after the vaccine is approved “it is quickly distributed and made conveniently and equitably available to families across the country. The start of a vaccination program for children ages 5-11 will depend on the independent FDA and CDC process and timeline, but our planning efforts mean that we will be ready to begin getting shots in arms in the days following a final CDC recommendation.” “These steps will be critical in ensuring that we are staying ahead of the virus by keeping kids and families safe, especially those at highest risk.” The fact sheet said the vaccine “will have packaging available in smaller configurations that will make it easier for physicians’ offices and other smaller, community-based providers to offer the vaccine to kids and their families.” The fact sheet claims 25,000 sites will offer shots, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and school- and community-based sites, including over 100 children’s hospital systems. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with communities, according to the fact sheet. FEMA “is providing full funding to states to support vaccination operations and outreach — including setting up…

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