DML Morning Briefing Feb 8: Brady disses age, NFL disses white people, Cheney disses Trump, Utah school disses parents, and more…
I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.
1.Kamala Harris’s Niece Meena Tweets Mask-Shaming At Tom Brady
Tom Brady won the Super Bowl on Sunday. Breitbart is reporting that the niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena Harris, led other leftists on Twitter on Sunday night in mask-shaming Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
When Sports Illustrated tweeted a video of Brady arriving at Raymond James Stadium before the Super Bowl, at which he won his record seventh big game against the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, the vice president’s niece sounded off in a tweet questioning why Brady was not wearing a mask.
What’s Tom doing without a damn mask?” Meena Harris tweeted.
“Biden’s transition team lawyers have reminded Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ niece, Meena, that she can’t profit off her famous aunt’s image, after she unveiled a collaboration between her company and Beats By Dre,” Axios’s Alexi McCammond wrote in late January.
DML: Someone tell Kamala Harris and her relatives that masks don’t work, and a winner like Tom Brady understands this, thus he doesn’t need to wear one. People like Harris are criticizing his leadership because he didn’t wear a mask, and I see it just the opposite. He showed incredible leadership in the sense he didn’t wear a mask and won an unprecedented 7th Super Bowl. The only thing that would have made his entrance even better…. he should have worn his Make America Great Again hat. I hope Americans saw Brady and they follow his steps: remove the mask forever.
2.Mariah Carey Calls Super Bowl ‘Colin Kaepernick Appreciation Day’
Pop singer Mariah Carey jumped to Twitter on Sunday evening to call Super Bowl night “Colin Kaepernick Appreciation Day.”
In the wake of the NFL’s pre-halftime ad announcing the expenditure of $250 million for more social justice causes, Carey tweeted a slam on the NFL by bringing Kaepernick into the discussion:
Carey’s tweet comes on top of a message posted by former ESPN commentator Jemele Hill who railed against the league for “forgetting” to mention Colin Kaepernick during its social justice ad.
In that Inspire Change commercial, the NFL forgot to show the part where they blackballed Colin Kaepernick, have only 3 black NFL head coaches and no majority black ownership,” Hill wrote right after the ad aired.
DML: If you think Mariah Carey is a bimbo, please raise your hand. If you think the NFL is a nightmare please raise your second hand. If you think Colin Kaepernick is a washed up athlete unworthy of playing in the NFL, please put your hands down so you can download the DML NEWS APP. If you think the Black Lives Matter display at last night’s Super Bowl was so gross that it makes you want to throw up, please do so after you put your phone to the side. Don’t throw up on me like the NFL did to every white person in America. The white lives in this country matter too, and the advertisers who support these one-way BLM messages should realize us white people with VALID credit cards have choices. How about next year we just play football?
Joe Biden said in a recent interview that he’d rather have Patrick Mahomes throw to him than Tom Brady:
3 -Utah school will no longer allow parents to opt students out of Black History Month curriculum
The Hill reports: A Utah charter school said it is no longer allowing parents to opt students out of its Black History Month curriculum after drawing backlash for initially giving families the option to do so.
Maria Montessori Academy Director Micah Hirokawa said in a statement shared with The Hill that all school families are now participating in the curriculum and that going forward it would not allow parents to opt out of the lesson plans.
“Celebrating Black History Month is part of our tradition,” Hirokawa said in the statement, which was also posted in the “Utah Montessorians” Facebook group.
“We regret that after receiving requests, an opt-out form was sent out concerning activities planned during this month of celebration,” he continued. “We are grateful that families that initially had questions and concerns have willingly come to the table to resolve any differences and at this time no families are opting out of our planned activities and we have removed this option. In the future, we will handle all parental concerns on an individual basis.”
After getting backlash from some families, Hirokawa had initially announced the decision to allow students to not participate in the curriculum, according to local news outlet the Standard-Examiner.
“We should not shield our children from the history of our Nation, the mistreatment of its African American citizens, and the bravery of civil rights leaders, but should educate them about it,” Hirokawa said, slamming the parents who wanted to pull their children from the class.
Much of the backlash on social media has also been against parents who wanted to pull their students from the class, and the school’s initial decision to allow them to do so.
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DML: Get ready – I’ll be talking about this on my podcast today!
4 – Trump’s second impeachment trial set to kick off this week amid questions about what it will look like
CNN reports: The second Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is scheduled to kick off Tuesday with some of the key questions about the trial itself — including how long it will go and whether any witnesses will be called — still unanswered.
The ultimate outcome of the trial does not appear to be in doubt: Trump will be acquitted by the Senate for the second time, falling well short of the two-thirds votes needed for conviction.
But that doesn’t mean the next week — and possibly two — will be without drama as the House impeachment managers recount the destruction caused in the deadly January 6 riot and argue that Trump was the one who incited the insurrectionists to ransack the US Capitol.
House Democrats on Thursday sought testimony from Trump himself at the trial, a move that was swiftly rejected by Trump’s legal team. Democrats are unlikely to subpoena the former President and risk a drawn-out legal battle, feeling they can make their case that he incited the rioters without his testimony, just as they swiftly impeached him for “incitement of insurrection” one week after the January 6 riots.
DML: Waste of time.
5 – Liz Cheney trashes Trump even after Wyoming GOP just voted to censure her: Trump ‘does not have a role as a leader of our party going forward’
The Hill reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the highest-ranking House Republican to back former President Trump’s second impeachment, said Sunday that he does “not have a role as a leader of our party going forward.”
“We’re the party of Abraham Lincoln. We’re the party of Ronald Reagan. We have to really take a hard look at who we are and what we stand for and what we believe in,” Cheney said during an interview with host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I think when you look at both his actions leading up to what happened on Jan. 6, the fact that he was impeached in a bipartisan fashion, the fact that he lost the presidency, the fact that we lost the Senate — we have to be in a position where we can say we stand for principles, for ideals,” Cheney said.
Cheney was just censured by the Wyoming GOP in a landslide 59-7 vote, for her vote to impeach President Trump.
DML: Who thinks she will NOT be re-elected?
6 – Maxine Waters tries walking back violent rhetoric against Trump
Fox News reports: Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has publicly denied encouraging supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.
The California Democrat was asked whether she ever “glorified or encouraged” violence against Republicans in a Sunday interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi.
Velshi said, “I was able to play that clip that you were referring to from June 23rd, 2018, where you’re asking people to confront Republicans at department stores, gas stations, and restaurants and tell them they’re not welcome. That’s the stuff that Donald Trump’s attorneys say proves that you and others are doing the same thing Donald Trump was doing on January 6th and in the days before that. What’s the difference?”
“As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they’re not welcome,” Watters claimed. “[I said] Talk to them. Tell them they’re not welcome. I didn’t say go and fight. I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. And so they can’t make that stick.”
DML: We all know exactly what you said, Maxine.
7 – Biden prepares rules to limit ICE arrests, deportations
Fox News reports: U.S. immigration authorities will revise their approach to arrests and deportations under President Biden, according to Homeland Security officials.
“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently rescinded two 2018 policy memos related to the issuance of Notices to Appear when processing requests for immigration benefits,” USCIS spokesman Matthew Bourke said Sunday. “The agency was directed to rescind the relevant policy in a [Department of Homeland Security] memo issued Jan. 20.”
That’s the day Biden was inaugurated – and when he signed a slew of executive orders, some of which rolled back parts of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. He strengthened protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and halted work on the border wall.
“Due to limited resources, DHS cannot respond to all immigration violations or remove all persons unlawfully in the United States,” the memo reads. “Rather, DHS must implement civil immigration enforcement based on sensible priorities and changing circumstances.”
The DHS change took effect Feb. 1 and attempted to place a 100-day halt on removals except under certain circumstances – before a judge shut down the policy.
Additionally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers will soon be given new guidance that will lead to fewer arrests and deportations while using more resources for national security issues, suspects in sex crimes, gang members, felons and recent arrivals, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The policy change would mean officers no longer seek deportations for immigrants convicted of drunken driving and assault and will weaken ICE’s ability to arrest wanted immigrants at correctional facilities. ICE would cease to pursue deportations of convicted drug criminals, DUI drivers, low-level assaulters, fraudsters and thieves, according to a memo from acting director Tae Johnson obtained earlier by the Washington Post.
“They’ve abolished ICE without abolishing ICE,” an unnamed official told the paper.
DML: Here comes the fundamental transformation.
8 – Facebook Oversight Board Member Joins Biden DOJ
The Free Beacon reports: One of Facebook’s original Oversight Board members tasked with handing down binding rulings on content moderation is leaving to join the Justice Department. The move marks a growing pattern of Facebook employees adding to the ranks of the Biden administration.
Pamela Karlan will serve as principal deputy assistant attorney general in the civil rights division, an Oversight Board representative announced Saturday.
The coterie of former Facebook employees now serving in the Biden administration includes Jeff Zients, coronavirus czar, and Erskine Bowles, a transition team adviser, both served on Facebook’s board. Biden’s staff secretary is Jessica Hertz, formerly a lawyer focused on regulatory affairs for the social media giant in Washington, D.C.
A professor at Stanford, Karlan previously took a leave of absence from the board to volunteer on the Biden transition team. She had not participated in any of the cases on which the Oversight Board ruled, including the upcoming case to determine whether President Trump will be allowed back on Facebook.
“Working with my colleagues on the Oversight Board to build a fairer and more effective approach to content moderation has been an honor,” Karlan said in a statement. “The Board has a critical role to play in holding Facebook to account, and I will continue to watch their work with great admiration.”
During Trump’s first impeachment trial in 2019, Karlan testified that the president “must be held to account.” She has written extensively about campaign finance reform and voting rights.
DML: Now THIS is collusion!
9 – ‘Welfare Becomes A Drug’: Host of ‘Watchdog On Wall Street’ Warns Of Stimulus Check Addiction
The Daily Caller reports: Chris Markowski, the founder of Markowski Investments, spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about the January jobs report, his thoughts on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package and more.
The U.S. economy added 49,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.7% to 6.3% in January, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
“We’ve been doing this the past few months and three, four months ago I had discussed that we were hitting a wall,” Markowski, who hosts “Watchdog on Wall Street,” said. “We’ve hit that wall.”
Markowski also discussed Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which could include $1,400 stimulus checks.
“I am not a fan of the checks at all. I think it’s just a waste of money quite frankly,” he said. “Welfare becomes a drug, and Uncle Sam’s one of the biggest drug dealer going,” Markowski added.
DML: Exactly… and they want more Dem voters to be permanently addicted.