DML Morning Briefing ~ Mon. Aug. 29

DML Morning Briefing.
By Dennis Michael Lynch
Today is August 29. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room.1.Oregon Safeway shooting: Multiple people dead after gunman opens fire at grocery store
FoxNews – At least two people were killed after a gunman opened fire in a Safeway grocery store in Bend, Oregon, Sunday night.Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the store in northeast Bend shortly after 7 p.m., Bend Police Department spokesperson Sheila Miller told Fox News Digital.The shooter entered the parking lot of the Forum Shopping Center from a residential area behind the stores, police chief Mike Krantz said at a press conference. The suspect opened fire in the parking lot with an AR-15 style rifle. Police said no one was injured in the parking lot.

The gunman then walked into the store and shot and killed a person in the front of the store.

The shooter continued walking through the store and shot and killed a second person.

The suspect was still shooting when responding officers arrived at the scene. Police then found the suspect dead. Officers did not fire any shots, Krantz said.

DML: Another day in America, getting as common as seeing people invade our borders without penalty.  Every morning I read the news, I do this briefing, and I scratch my head in disbelief.  Proof is the photo:  Here is my reaction to the stuff I am reading as I write this post…

2.’If Trump is indicted, there’ll be riots’: GOP Senator Lindsey Graham
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham has warned there will be ‘riots in the streets’ if Donald Trump is indicted over his mishandling of classified documents.

Graham suggested there was a two-tiered legal system based along political lines in support of Joe Biden and against the former president.

‘Most Republicans, including me, believe when it comes to Trump, there is no law. It’s all about getting him,’ Graham said to Fox News on Sunday night.

DML: I will talk about this today on The Dennis Michael Lynch Podcast.  To never miss a podcast, go to Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the program.  Or turn your ALERTS on for the DML NEWS APP.  You can control the alerts on tab 5 at the bottom.

3.Fuel leaks threaten to delay launch of new NASA moon rocket
AP -Fuel leaks during final liftoff preparations threatened to postpone the launch of NASA’s mighty new moon rocket Monday morning on its shakedown flight with three test dummies aboard.

As precious minutes ticked away, NASA repeatedly stopped and started the fueling of the Space Launch System rocket with nearly 1 million gallons of super-cold hydrogen and oxygen because of a leak. The fueling already was running nearly an hour late because of thunderstorms off Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.

The leak of highly explosive hydrogen appeared in the same place that saw seepage during a dress rehearsal back in the spring.

Then a second apparent hydrogen leak turned up in a valve that had caused trouble in June but that NASA thought it had fixed, officials said.

DML: Nothing goes right under this administration, not even a rocket launch.  Lets give back the missions to Mr. Musk.

4. Small businesses are struggling to make the rent
CNBC -The Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said on Friday there will be “pain” to come in the economy as a result of the central bank’s battle with inflation, and right now, small businesses are experiencing that pain on both sides of the fight.

Inflation has been the No. 1 concern of small businesses for some time, as high prices in raw materials, labor, energy and transportation cut into margins. Higher rents, and landlords feeling more aggressive the farther away the nation moves from the peak of Covid, have compounded the hit from inflation being felt on Main Street. While there are some signs of inflation easing across the economy, that’s because the Fed is intentionally cooling demand, and that has small business owners anticipating a sales decline.

What does it all add up to? According to a new national survey of small business owners by Alignable, a big jump in August in the percentage of small business owner who couldn’t pay full rent in August.

DML: As I’ve told you, Armageddon is coming.  And every box that needs checking is getting checked.  As you know, I’ve been trying to help my DML CBD customers by offering discounts during these trying times.  We just ran a BOGO celebrating my 53rd birthday.  I received messages from people asking me to extend it.  So I will.  It now ends August 31.  Go to and get all you can — buy one get one free.

5.Rare Mickey Mantle card sells for record $12.6m
(Reuters) – A Mickey Mantle baseball card in mint condition sold for $12.6 million on Sunday, becoming the most valuable piece of sports memorabilia to be sold at an auction.

The rare Mantle card, sold by Heritage Auctions, surpassed a record of $9.3 million set in May for the shirt worn by Diego Maradona, when he scored the contentious ‘Hand of God’ goal at the 1986 World Cup.

DML: To think someone has that sort of money to blow on a ballplayer from the 1960s is astonishing, and I say that being a huge Yankees fan.  It must be nice to have free money left around.

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