DML Morning Briefing June 6

By  Dennis Michael Lynch

Today is June 6. 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. US Ambassador Tells Russia Not to Close Embassy
LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – Russia should not close the U.S. embassy despite the crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine because the world’s two biggest nuclear powers must continue to talk, the U.S. ambassador to Moscow was quoted as saying on Monday.

President Vladimir Putin has cast the invasion of Ukraine as a turning point in Russian history: a revolt against the hegemony of the United States, which the Kremlin chief says has humiliated Russia since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.

Ukraine – and its Western backers – says it is fighting for its survival against a reckless imperial-style land grab which has killed thousands, displaced more than 10 million people and reduced swathes of the country to wasteland.

In a clear attempt to send a message to the Kremlin, John J. Sullivan, the U.S. ambassador appointed by President Donald Trump, told Russia’s state TASS news agency that Washington and Moscow should not simply break off diplomatic relations.

DML: But here is the problem Mr Sullivan, your words are empty because Joe Biden wants conflict.  Democrats love violence, their donors yearn war. Liberals can’t solve problems, they only know how to create chaos.  Just look at all the major cities in America like L.A., NY, Chicago, San Fran, and DC, they are pictures of long story that reflects liberal policies and thinking.

2. British Prime Minister Johnson to face no-confidence vote
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a no-confidence vote Monday that could oust him from power, as discontent with his rule finally threatens to topple a politician who has often seemed invincible despite many scandals.

If Johnson loses the vote among the 359 Conservative lawmakers, the party will choose a new leader, who will also become prime minister. If he wins, as seems more likely, he can’t face another challenge for a year under current party rules — though a narrow victory would leave him a hobbled leader whose days are likely numbered.

Regardless of the outcome, the fact that enough lawmakers are demanding such a vote represents a watershed moment for Johnson. It is also a sign of deep Conservative divisions, less than three years after Johnson led the party to its biggest election victory in decades.

Johnson’s renown as an election-winner has previously insulated him from the fallout of a growing number of scandals. But recently he has struggled to turn the page on revelations that he and his staff repeatedly held boozy parties that flouted the COVID-19 restrictions they imposed on Britain in 2020 and 2021.

DML: All politicians suck, regardless of where they live or what aisle they stand on.  Notwithstanding Ron DeSantis.

3.Kentucky suspect shot and killed deputy who let him smoke after arrest

Fox News -A Kentucky man used a hidden gun to shoot and kill a sheriff’s deputy who let him go outside to smoke after an arrest last month.

Gary Rowland, 30, was arrested on May 16 on drugs and firearm-related warrants, as well as absconding from parole.

A multi-agency team was interviewing him about an hour after the arrest as part of a separate investigation at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, when Rowland asked if he could go outside to smoke.

“While smoking, Mr. Rowland produced a handgun, which had been concealed on his person, firing it in the direction of and striking [Calloway County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jody Cash],” the Kentucky State Police said on Friday following an investigation.

Other deputies returned fire and wounded Rowland. Both Rowland and Cash were transported to a local hospital, where they were pronounced deceased.

DML: Bread, water, and a phone call to the lawyer.  That’s all the perp should have received.  Nice guys finish last, every cop should remember that saying. RIP.

4.Five Tampa Bay Rays players refuse to wear uniforms with LGBTQ rainbow
A number of Tampa Bay Rays players decided not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms as part of the team’s annual ‘Pride Night’ on Saturday.

In the buildup to Saturday’s MLB game against the Chicago White Sox, which also marked the franchise’s annual 16th Pride Night celebration, the Rays added rainbow-colored logos to their uniforms, caps and on the right sleeve of their shirts.

‘Our Pride Nights continue to grow both in terms of visibility and participation,’ Rays president Matt Silverman told the Tampa Bay Times. ‘By doing this, we extend an invitation not just for this game but for all of our games that the LGBTQ+ community is invited, welcomed and celebrated.’

Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson opted to wear the team’s standard cap and uniform.

 

DML: If I was on the team there would have been another player not to wear the rainbow. For God’s sake, just play baseball and stop with the politics.

5. DeSantis beats Trump in GOP straw poll
Conservative activists in Colorado have again placed Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis, a rising star in Republican circles, above former president Donald Trump in their preference for their party’s 2024 presidential nomination.

DeSantis won 71% of the vote to the former president’s 67% in the straw poll, which was taken during the weekend’s Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

DML: Out-of-site… out-of-mind, Trump’s inability to use social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube have hampered his star from shining as bright as it would and could if he was online.  His Truth Social app just isn’t enough, and all the major news outlets continue to ignore the 45th president, by design of course.  With this in mind, for those die-hard-Trumpers, I would not fret.  For starters, DeSantis will be a great president one day, whether it’s sooner or later matters little.  If he runs the US like he does Florida he will be better than Trump.  And second, once Trump announces he is running, the media will have no choice but to cover him again.  Thus, his spotlight will grow bigger.  If I was his advisor, I would tell Trump to announce his candidacy the day after the midterms so this way the other GOP hopefuls would flame out and all the focus is on Trump.  It’s called declaring victory before the game is even played.