Today is August 31 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. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.
1-Oregon state police returning to Portland following fatal shooting
Oregon State Police will return to Portland to assist local officers after a man was fatally shot amid clashes between supporters of President Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters.
Gov. Kate Brown announced the decision in a statement Sunday which is part of a six-point plan that she said would “protect free speech and bring violence and arson to an end in Portland.”
She said the nearly 100 days of protests have stretched the Portland Police Bureau’s resources thin, and that additional local and state personnel, as well as federal resources, will give the Police Bureau “the investigative capacity to arrest and charge those individuals who have engaged in violent or destructive acts and endangered public safety.”
Those on East Burnside St., you must move out of the street and onto the sidewalk. Burnside remains open to vehicular traffic.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 31, 2020
DML: The possibility for a red wave across the country has never been more real. Any person who votes or a Democrat is either demented or in love with destruction, violence, and chaos.
2-Wisconsin’s Gov. Tony Evers tells Trump not to visit Kenosha
President Trump is not welcome in Wisconsin, according to Gov. Tony Evers.
Evers, a Democrat who has been critical of Trump, urged the president to reconsider traveling on Tuesday to Kenosha, where recent protests against police brutality have exploded into deadly riots in recent days.
“I, along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean for Kenosha and our state,” Evers wrote in a letter to Trump. “I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I am concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together,” Evers wrote in the letter, obtained by The Associated Press.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) asks President Donald Trump to reconsider visit to Kenosha. pic.twitter.com/TcUtM6dPWn
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 30, 2020
DML: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the possibility for a red wave across the country has never been more real. Any person who votes or a Democrat is either demented or in love with destruction, violence, and chaos. This Evers idiot is as dumb as that witch in Oregon.
3-DC protesters march, shine lights into homes, chant, ‘Are you home, get into the street’
Protests continued in Washington, D.C., late Sunday with videos emerging online showing a group of protesters marching in the street, shinning lights into residences and chanting, “Are you home, get into the street.”
D.C. has seen violent protests that seemed to reignite Thursday, on the final night of the Republican National Convention where six officers were reportedly hospitalized after confrontations with protesters. The unrest continued and five people were arrested overnight Saturday after additional clashes with law enforcement officers.
DML: Where is AOC, Hillary, Obama, Sleepy Joe, Nancy and the rest of the misfits condemning the violence? Check out the videos:
People in the crowd are setting off firecrackers and shining flashlights into homes here in DC as the march continues pic.twitter.com/mZ2xGXr6go
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) August 31, 2020
4-More than 1,000 University of Alabama students test positive for COVID-19 since classes resumed
More than 1,000 students at the University of Alabama’s Tuscaloosa campus have tested positive for COVID-19 since in-person classes resumed, according to the latest update to the college’s live dashboard.
On Friday, the university reported 492 new cases linked to students across its three campuses between Aug. 25 and 27. While the Tuscaloosa campus makes up the bulk of the cases (481), there are nine student cases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and one student case at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. The university said that no students have been hospitalized as of Friday.
DML: If 1,000 students had a sinus infection would we know about it? Of course not. The overreaction is endless.
5-Report: 94 percent of COVID-19 patients who died had underlying conditions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data last week that depicts how many Americans who have died from COVID-19 also had contributing conditions.
According to the report, only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had other “health conditions and contributing causes.”
The CDC listed the following as the top underlying medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths:
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Respiratory failure
- Hypertensive disease
- Vascular and unspecified dementia
- Cardiac arrest
- Heart failure
- Renal failure
- Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
- Other medical conditions
DML: The scaredemic is over.
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