Today is May 31. 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.Uvalde begins to bury its dead in wake of school massacre
(Reuters) – The grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 school children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with two funerals scheduled Tuesday for two 10-year-old girls.
According to obituaries on the websites of Uvalde’s two funeral homes, Amerie Jo Garza was sweet, sassy and funny, and loved swimming and drawing; Maite Yuleana Rodriguez was an honor student who loved learning about whales and dolphins and dreamt of becoming a marine biologist. Amerie’s funeral was set for Tuesday afternoon at Uvalde’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Maite’s in the evening at a Uvalde funeral home.
DML: If school officials focused on school safety like they did masking kids for no reason, and if government officials (local, federal, state) were as concerned about raising funds for hardening schools as they are when it comes to raising donations for the next election, these kids would likely be alive today. Do you agree?
2.Fed Governor Christopher Waller says he’s prepared to take rates past ‘neutral’ to fight inflation
CNBC reports that Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller said Monday he sees interest rate increases continuing through the rest of the year as part of an effort to bring inflation under control.
Specifically, the central bank official said he would support hikes that exceed the “neutral” level considered neither supportive nor restrictive for growth.
Estimates Fed officials provided in March point to a 2.5% neutral level, so that means Waller sees rates increasing at least another 2 percentage points from here.
DML: In other words, instead of STOPPING the printing of money, and instead of borrowing from China to pay out foreign aid to Ukraine, the fed is going to put people out of work. Yeah, inflation will slow, but nobody will have a job or income to pay for anything. Dumb ass Democrats.
3.Biden calls 9mm ‘high-caliber weapons,’ suggests banning them
Fox News: President Biden on Monday took aim at 9mm handguns, appearing to suggest that the “high-caliber weapons” ought to be banned.
The president made the remarks outside the White House after returning from a visit to the site of a mass shooting in Texas where 21 people, including 19 elementary school children, were killed last week.
Recounting a visit to a New York trauma hospital, Biden said doctors showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds.
“They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body,” Biden said.
DML: What an idiot. Lungs and guns? Why not ban cigarettes considering far more people die each year (500,000) from lung disease caused from smoking. I will be discussing this today on The Dennis Michael Lynch Podcast.
4.Gas Prices Soar to Record High on Memorial Day
Breitbart: Gas prices on Memorial Day soared to a record high of $4.619 per gallon, up nine cents over the weekend, according to AAA.
Last year, gas prices were averaging around $3 per gallon, and in May of 2020, gas prices were around $1.77 cents.
DML: If you or a loved one voted for Biden, you and they are the reason this is happening.
5.Shanghai moves toward ending 2-month COVID-19 lockdown
AP – Shanghai authorities say they will take some major steps Wednesday toward reopening China’s largest city after a two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has throttled the national economy and largely bottled up millions of people in their homes.
Full bus and subway service will be restored as will basic rail connections with the rest of China, Vice Mayor Zong Ming said Tuesday at a daily news conference on the city’s outbreak.
“The epidemic has been effectively controlled,” she said, adding that the city will start the process of fully restoring work and life on Wednesday.
Schools will partially reopen on a voluntary basis for students and shopping malls, supermarkets, convenience stores and drug stores will continue to reopen gradually with no more than 75% of their total capacity. Cinemas and gyms will remain closed.
DML: China is as stupid as Biden, maybe even more so. That’s hard to do. Lockdowns, masks, and lame jabs don’t work. Immune systems work.