HEB BEGS CUSTOMERS TO STOP PANIC BUYING

H-E-B said in a social media post it has been preparing for coronavirus and “is in a strong position to keep replenishing our shelves.”

It urges customers not to panic.

“We are continuing to restock shelves around-the-clock.”

The Texas-based grocery chain encourages buyers not to stockpile and to “please buy what you need and leave some for your neighbor behind you.”

“We are in this as a community and it’s important to keep calm.”

H-E-B has been preparing for coronavirus and we are in a strong position to keep replenishing our shelves. Customers should not panic, as we are continuing to restock shelves around-the-clock. We are encouraging preparedness, not stockpiling – please buy what you need and leave some for your neighbor behind you. We are in this as a community and it’s important to keep calm. H-E-B Partners are ready to help #SlowtheSpreadTexas.

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL TACKLE CORONAVIRUS IN ADDRESS TO NATION TONIGHT

President Trump says he will be delivering an address to the nation this evening where he will unveil his plans to counter the effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

“I’ll be making a statement later tonight,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with banking executives. He said it would take place at 8 p.m., but did not elaborate on the content.

Trump tweeted several times Tuesday afternoon about the coronavirus, saying he is “fully prepared to use the full power of the Federal Government to deal with” the disease.

White House aides have been negotiating with lawmakers on legislation to address the economic fallout of the spreading virus, which has rattled markets and sparked concerns among workers who may not have paid sick leave or the ability to work remotely.

Here in Texas, the effects are starting to feel real to many.

One local pastor writes this:

How dangerous Covid 19 is, is irrelevant at this point. Today, the City of Houston FORCED the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to shut down. Last week it was SXSW in Austin. This same kind of thing is happening across the country. The panic that has been caused by this virus has had, and will continue to have, a horrible and long lasting effect on our country.

People won’t be flying, going out to restaurants, etc. Local governments will continue overreacting and destroying their local economies. A LOT of small businesses are going to go out of business, and people will lose their jobs.

A lot of you know that besides pastoring, I do Uber on the side to pay the bills. Shutting down the Rodeo will DESTROY Uber drivers in the month of March. I am wondering if when I go to work tomorrow, if I will be able to make money. Maybe not. If not, within two to three weeks my family will be broke. Im sure others have it even worse.

So DO NOT take this pandemic lightly. Conserve your cash, folks. Keep food stocked up. Be ready for a very slow economy for the next few months. No, its not going to be the apocalypse. But it will likely be very tight for a while. Lets make a point to help each other out, when we can. Lets also not freak out and make things worse. Lets encourage our elected leaders not to overreact.

Together, we can get through this.

The administration is also said to be considering a national emergency declaration to free up additional resources to fight the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday declared a global pandemic.

There are more than 1,000 confirmed cases in the U.S.

Aides had been considering whether Trump should deliver an address to the nation about the virus, according to an adviser familiar with the discussions.

“I think Trump should give a national television address tonight or tomorrow night and be the commander in chief and really lay out a set of prescriptions,” the person said.

The administration has for weeks attempted to project a sense of control as the coronavirus spread across the country. But health officials have in recent days sounded the alarm about the severity of the virus, warning that things will get worse before they get better.

Trump has repeatedly urged Americans to remain calm, while at times offering contradictory information about the virus. He told reporters two weeks ago that he expected the 15 confirmed cases in the U.S. would soon decrease to near zero.

GEORGE P. BUSH STILL HELL BENT ON TEARING DOWN ALAMO MONUMENT

Barely a week has passed since the voters of Texas overwhelmingly passed a resolution in the Republican Primary Election stating:

Texans should protect and preserve all historical monuments, artifacts, and buildings, such as the Alamo Cenotaph and our beloved Alamo, and should oppose any reimagining of the Alamo site.

But George P. Bush is pressing on with his “Reimagine the Alamo” plan which includes tearing down (and supposedly repairing and moving, although experts say that can’t happen) the iconic monument outside the Alamo known as the Cenotaph (empty tomb).

He even enlisted retiring congressman Will Hurd to shill for his plan.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has recently stepped into the fray.

“I have asked people from all across this great state about their vision for this effort,” said Patrick. “The job of oversight for this project is the responsibility of the General Land Office headed by Commissioner George P. Bush. It is evident to me that both the design, planning, and execution of the project is badly off track.”

“Nothing defines the independent and the courageous spirit of Texas more than our iconic Alamo and, like most Texans, I treasure it. The history of the Alamo is a personal passion of mine. I do not intend to sit quietly and see this project fail,” Patrick continued.

Bush has long received criticism, largely from conservative Texans, over the General Land Office and the City of San Antonio’s plan to “reimagine” the site of the Alamo—specifically, over plans to relocate the Alamo Cenotaph, a monument commissioned on the centennial anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo that serves as a tombstone for the men who gave their lives in the fight for Texas independence at the storied site.

Bush continues on, confident that Texans will embrace his destruction of the Cenotaph.

He continues to defy to resolution passed by the SREC (State Republican Executive Committee) in December which reads:

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 1663, authored by SD4 Senator Brandon Creighton, passed the Texas Senate in a 19-12 vote of the Texas 86th Legislature; and

WHEREAS, we recognize the effort of our State Republican House Caucus to pass the House version of Senate Bill 1663; and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 1663 was killed in committee despite the overwhelming passage within the Senate; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas decries efforts by those desiring to “Reimagine the Alamo”; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas send a strong message to our Texas leaders as well as the City of San Antonio concerning the movement of the Alamo Cenotaph: our beloved Alamo Cenotaph should “Not Be Moved, Not One Inch!”; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Committee and to the office of Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and to all members of the Texas Legislature.

It should be recognized that much of the “Alamo Master Plan” is good for the Alamo and for Texas. Most Texans support 70-80% of the plan, but take exception to moving (destroying) the Cenotaph, certain excavations, and walling off the Alamo compound so that the state can eventually charge admission. (They deny it, but there are ticket booths and gates in the “master plan”.)

It’s time for Texans to rise up. Call your legislators. Call the governor.

Remember the Alamo.

Not One Inch.

VIDEO: YOU’RE FULL OF SH**!!! UNHINGED JOE BIDEN ATTACKS FACTORY WORKERS

Former Vice President Joe Biden got into an altercation over gun rights with a Michigan auto worker at a campaign stop on Tuesday — an argument that ended with Biden threatening to “slap” the man and vowing to take away his “AR-14.”

The incident, captured on video, shows Biden getting extremely agitated during a casual question-and-answer session with line workers at a Michigan auto factory — members of a demographic Biden desperately needs to win over in order to make a play for the all-important battleground state.

The audio is shaky, but some of Biden’s words come through loud and clear.

WATCH:

The worker accuses Biden of “actively trying to end our Second Amendment rights,” apparently referring to Biden’s decision to appoint former Congressman and failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, who campaigned on gun confiscation, as his campaign’s lead on gun policy.

“You’re full of sh**!” Biden responds, getting in the man’s face.

“I support the 2nd Amendment,” he added, getting angry. “The 2nd Amendment, just like right now if you yell fire, that’s not free speech. I have a shotgun…my sons hunt. I’m not taking your guns away at all.”