Today is April 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. 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 – Biden on influx of migrants at southern border: ‘We’ve now gotten control’
The Hill reports: President Biden in an interview that aired Friday said his administration has “gotten control” of the situation at the southern border when he was pressed about the surge of migrants and unaccompanied children coming to the U.S.
“It’s way down now, we’ve now gotten control,” Biden told NBC’s Craig Melvin in an interview that aired on “Today.”
Melvin noted that in April, 170,000 migrants came to the border, which is a 20-year record, and that 22,000 unaccompanied children are currently in the U.S. Biden blamed the Trump administration and the handling of the transition in discussing what he had inherited.
“Is what’s happening at the southern border, is it a crisis?” –@craigmelvin
“It is getting urgent action now.” -President Biden pic.twitter.com/NJL44nL5DY
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 30, 2021
DML: Open borders is “control”?
2 – Fox News host Chris Wallace commends Biden’s Joint Congress address
In remarks that were mostly overlooked after Joe Biden’s speech Wednesday night, Fox News host Chris Wallace declared, “I think this is gonna be a popular speech with the American public.”
Wallace touted all the “stuff” Biden was offering, from millions of jobs, child care, community care centers, and community colleges, and noted “he said you’re not going to have to pay for it.”
Wallace also touted that after Covid, people have a different feeling about government, saying they now feel more trusting and feel a need for government.
Chris Wallace on Fox News says of Biden’s address: “I think this is gonna be a popular speech with the American people.” pic.twitter.com/4EAyKql66z
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) April 29, 2021
DML: Wallace should move to CNN.
3 – White farmers sue federal government over Covid-19 loan forgiveness that’s only for minorities
The Associated Press reports: A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can’t participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they’re white.
The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio. According to the lawsuit, the Biden administration’s COVID-19 stimulus plan provides $4 billion to forgive loans for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers who are Black, American Indian, Hispanic, Alaskan native, Asian American or Pacific Islander.
White farmers aren’t eligible, amounting to a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights, the lawsuit contends.
“Were plaintiffs eligible for the loan forgiveness benefit, they would have the opportunity to make additional investments in their property, expand their farms, purchase equipment and supplies, and otherwise support their families and local communities,” the lawsuit said. “Because plaintiffs are ineligible to even apply for the program solely due to their race, they have been denied the equal protection of the law and therefore suffered harm.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a statement saying it was reviewing the lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice, but that the USDA plans to continue to offer loan forgiveness to “socially disadvantaged” farmers.
DML: This is racial discrimination!
4 – School District Tells Principals To Create Fake Curriculum To Send Parents After Complaints Of Indoctrination
The Daily Wire reports: Faced with complaints from parents about the indoctrination of children, an official in Rockwood School District, Missouri, instructed teachers to create two sets of curriculum: a false one to share with parents, and then the real set of curriculum, focused on topics like activism and privilege, according to a memo obtained by The Daily Wire.
Natalie Fallert, EdD, 6-12 Literacy Speech Coordinator, wrote to all middle and high school principals that parents had repeatedly complained that “we are pushing an agenda,” “we are pushing Critical Race Theory (I had to look this one up!),” “we are making white kids feel bad about their privilege,” we are “stereotyping,” “we are teaching kids to be social activists,” and “we are teaching kids to be democratic thinkers and activists.”
Fallert provided instructions on how teachers should hide the curriculum from parents:
This doesn’t mean throw out the lesson and find a new one. Just pull the resource off Canvas so parents cannot see it …
Keep teaching! Just don’t make everything visible on Canvas. This is not being deceitful. This is just doing what you have done for years. Prior to the pandemic you didn’t send everything home or have it available. You taught in your classroom and things were peachy keen. We are going old-school. …
You could Duplicate an entry/lesson in Canvas (making 2 copies) Publish ONE for the whole class that is a LEAN version of the lesson. The “original” that has all the stuff on it, can be published and only assigned to specific students (IF NEEDED), OR you could specifically email those students a copy of what they need.
The reason I say “make a copy” You can publish the NEW one that has less information on it. Then for that kid who is all virtual and needs to full lesson, you can publish it and assign it ONLY that kid…
Anything that “could” be picked apart I would suggest using this above approach… Again I wouldn’t throw it out, but you could just not give them access to the story.
CLICK HERE to view photos of Fallert’s entire memo, which have been posted online by “Parents Defending Education.”
The school later released the following statement: “Yesterday an email was sent to middle and high school English Language Arts teachers from a district-level staff member that suggested teachers hide or alter content visible to parents in our learning management system. We want to assure you that the message was not reviewed or approved by anyone before it was sent. Asking teachers to conceal anything from parents does not reflect the mission, vision and values of the Rockwood School District and is counter to the goals set forth in our strategic plan, The Way Forward.”
Rockwood Schools is instructing their teachers on how to deceive parents! Preventing moms and dads from learning about INDOCTRINATION: pic.twitter.com/Tjiyy0wTJm
— Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight) April 23, 2021
DML: ENOUGH of this!
5 – Professor Can Barely Hide Her Disdain When Student Calls Police ‘Heroes’
The Daily Caller reports: A Cypress College professor challenged a student after he called police “heroes” in a presentation, repeatedly interrupting him and insisting that police were bad, according to the Daily Wire.
Braden Ellis gave a presentation on “cancel culture” being “destructive and tearing our country apart” during a communications class on Zoom, the Daily Wire first reported. Ellis gave the example of “Paw Patrol,” a children’s cartoon. During the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, activists called for the show to be canceled due to its positive depiction of the police.
According to Ellis, a 10-minute question and answer session took place after his presentation. The professor is seen on video scolding Ellis for calling police “heroes” and saying that cops were generally good.
DML: WHO is hiring these kind of professors?
6 – Journalist linked to Antifa death threat video against Mayor Ted Wheeler
The Post Millennial reports: The Portland Police Bureau with assistance from the FBI are investigating a video death threat made against Mayor Ted Wheeler by a self-described Antifa collective. The Post Millennial can report exclusively that a left-wing journalist is linked to the video.
The disturbing two-minute video was posted Wednesday night on Twitter by a newly created account named, “@knotathreat.” It was quickly shared and promoted among Portland’s Antifa and extremist far-left accounts. The video shows a masked person standing in front of a MAX Light Rail train in downtown Portland while a distorted voice narrates a speech.
The narrator says, “We come to you as a small collective from within the anarchist and antifascist community. We are not just challenging the idea of having Ted as a mayor. We are challenging the idea of having mayors at all. We want abolition. Abolition is absolute.”
The video ends with the warning: “Ted, we are asking for the last time that you resign. If you ignore this message outright, the destruction to your precious way of life is going to escalate. Blood is already on your hands, Ted. And next time it may just be your own.”
Here is the disturbing death threat video being shared online by #antifa that caught the attention of the FBI. There is now an active @PortlandPolice investigation. I have censored the part that includes a home address of Mayor @tedwheeler. pic.twitter.com/VePw8zdjLt
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 30, 2021
Later, the @knotathreat user doubled down on their warning, tweeting, “that video was knotathreat.”
that video was knotathreat
— nefelibata33_ (@knotathreat) April 30, 2021
DML: Does Chris Wray still think Antifa is just an “ideology” and not an organization?
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