DML Morning Briefing Wed Mar 30

State finds thousands of dead voters, and more headlines you need to see…

By  Team DML

Today is March 30 and 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 – GOP exposes Biden’s CDC, teachers’ union ties on COVID guidance
Fox News reports: Republican lawmakers who sit on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis are releasing a report Wednesday revealing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official’s testimony claiming that the agency coordinated with teachers’ unions at an extraordinary level in crafting its school reopening guidance, despite the agency’s earlier claims that such coordination was routine and nonpolitical.

In the interim report, exclusively reviewed by Fox News Digital, Republicans wrote that emails between the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the White House, and the CDC showed that the AFT’s “cozy relationship with the Biden administration’s political leadership at the CDC positioned the union to impose line-by-line edits” to the reopening guidance, despite the CDC’s “past practice to keep draft guidance confidential.”

Fox News previously reported in October on emails that showed the AFT and the National Education Association, the two largest teachers’ unions in the U.S., received a copy of the guidance before the CDC released it to the public.

On Feb. 11, 2021 one day before the CDC publicly posted the guidance, AFT’s senior director of health issues, Kelly Trautner, emailed CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky asking her to insert the line: “In the event high-community transmission results from a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, a new update of these guidelines may be necessary.”

The emails also revealed that CDC officials coordinated an early release of the final guidance to the AFT before releasing it to the public. The Republicans’ report Wednesday says the Biden administration provided the teachers’ unions “unprecedented access to the policymaking process for guidance on re-opening schools.”

DML: It’s called COLLUSION.
2 – Fewer Americans say they are ‘thriving’ compared to a year ago: Gallup

The Hill reports: Fewer Americans consider themselves to be “thriving” compared to a year ago, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday.

About 52.3 percent of the respondents said that they were “thriving.” That percentage is the lowest since January 2021, according to Gallup.

The percentage has dropped from last June, when 59.2 percent of Americans said that they were “thriving,” Gallup noted.

The survey giant categorizes Americans as “thriving,” “struggling” or “suffering” based on a system in which they rate their lives on a scale ranging from 0 to 10, with Americans who rate their lives a 7 or higher are determined to be “thriving.”

Nearly 3.9 percent of Americans in the new poll were considered to be “suffering” — a percentage that has remained steady throughout the pandemic.

DML: Welcome to Joe Biden’s fundamental transformation.   80 million people really wanted this?

3 – North Carolina Voter Rolls Rife with Deceased, Duplicate Registrations After 2020 Election
Breitbart reports: Tens of thousands of deceased and duplicative voter registrations were found after the 2020 election in North Carolina, according to a Tuesday report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).

PILF, which describes itself as a public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity, cross-referenced state records and found that 7,933 North Carolinians were still registered to vote “long after death” in 2020. Roughly 12,940 deceased registrants were found on the rolls in the spring of 2020, “ranking the state 8th in the nation.”

The non-profit provided a few examples of North Carolina voters who were left on the rolls long after death, including Hoyle Helms, a World War II veteran who died in 1997 — he reportedly remained on the voter rolls for nearly 25 years. Another voter, Mary Coleman, died in 2003 and “remained active on the state’s voter rolls for nearly two decades.”

“These examples were not removed by officials until 2021, despite their deaths roughly 20 years ago,” the report states.

As far as duplicative registrations, 42,984 North Carolina voter registrants left the state and “established or renewed their out-of-state registration before the 2020 election.” PILF reportedly used the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address (NCOA) systems and the organization’s national voter database to track voters moving from their in-state address to another state to determine if they established a registration before November 2020.

DML: And this is just one stated…

4 – Teacher On MSNBC Worries He Can’t Talk About His Love Life With Kindergarteners Anymore
The Daily Caller reports: An openly gay Parish, Florida, teacher said Tuesday on MSNBC that he’s concerned he can’t talk about his love life with kindergarteners anymore after the state enacted a law prohibiting teachers from discussing sexuality with young students.

“You know, it’s two-fold, it really hits hard in my heart professionally and personally. Professionally it truly makes me feel like I am not trusted as a professional. I know my kindergarten standards through and through and nowhere in our curriculum does it have anything about teaching sexual orientation or sexual identity,” Cory Bernaert said.

“So for them to say that that’s happening that, you know, it is kind of crazy, but we should be able to have discussions and that’s what we’re encouraged to do in kindergarten. Personally, because my kids do have questions, they want to know who my partner is and pictures outside the classroom and I should be able to speak to them.”

“That’s what we do as educators, we build relationships with our kids. In order to build relationships, you talk about your home life, what you do on the weekends that’s building community. It scares me that I am not going to be able to have these conversations with my children because they’re going to ask about what I did on the weekend, I don’t want to have to hide that my partner and I went paddle boarding this weekend. They will ask ‘what does partner mean?’ Can I tell them what it means?”

DML: NO teacher should be talking to their students about their private life or their sex life. No matter what age the students are. Who agrees with me?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

5 – Woman with bright orange hair is hunted after being caught on camera smashing the window of a taxi with a cinder block to steal an iPhone and $40 in cash in Midtown Manhattan
The Daily Mail reports: Police in New York City are hunting for a woman with bright orange hair who smashed the window of a yellow taxi with a cinder block to steal an iPhone and $40 in cash.

The brazen broad-daylight theft happened on Thursday, in midtown Manhattan.

The driver of the yellow taxi had parked his car on West 37th Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues, and left it to use the restroom.

Security camera footage showed the woman approach the car carrying the cinder block. She hurled it at the drivers’ side window, and then clambered through the broken window to steal the phone and cash.

DML: Sometimes, there are just no words.