Today is July 1 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. Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum rule targeting Central Americans
The Washington Post reports: A federal judge in Washington struck down a Trump administration policy late Tuesday that bars most Central Americans and other migrants from requesting asylum at the southern border, saying the government failed to justify making the sudden change last July without public notice or comment.
The policy is aimed at blocking Central American migration by requiring asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and elsewhere to first apply for asylum in countries they pass through on the way to the United States, particularly Mexico or Guatemala.
U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington, D.C., a Trump appointee, held that the administration “unlawfully promulgated” the rule, failing to show it was in the public interest to stealthily implement the change and bypass the Administrative Procedure Act.
🚨 BREAKING #GoodNews 🎉
The Trump admin’s third country transit ban – barring asylum for crossing through a 3rd country – was JUST thrown out effective immediately.
— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) July 1, 2020
DML: More great news (cough). So lets see how the score card looks now. We’ve got border states California, Arizona and Texas all reporting an uncontrollable spike in COVID-19 cases. Gee, I wonder why that’s happening? We’ve got Black Lives Matter burning down cities, destroying public property, beating the crap out of people for no reason, painting ‘BML’ in the middle of the streets, and taking over police precincts. But somehow all the attention is on one couple who was trying to protect their family and home with guns. In short, cops are fading out as a means of resource when crap hits the fan, and the second amendment is under attack. To make matters better for Dems, now we will have more Central Americans coming to the border claiming asylum so they can apply for jobs at a time when there are no jobs for more than 20,000,000 Americans. Not to mention the COVID-19 cases set to come from the Central American nations. One has to wonder how bad things will get because liberals continue to defy the odds by reaching new levels of stupid.
2. Gun-owner who called out Beto wins Colo. primary, Trump praises
Fox News reports: President Trump congratulated Lauren Boebert late Tuesday night after the pro-gun businesswoman defeated Rep. Scott Tipton, who represented his Colorado district for five terms in Congress.
“Congratulations on a really great win!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s tweet linked to a post from her Twitter account from back in May where she described herself as a tough fighter against socialism and advocate for the Second Amendment.
Boebert, the owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., confronted Beto O’Rourke when he was a Democratic presidential candidate. He stopped in the Denver suburb of Aurora, and she questioned him on suggestions that he made regarding confiscating guns.
Congratulations on a really great win! https://t.co/rMpFiV6LvY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
DML: Put her office right next to AOC’s dungeon at the Capital. Remind her that there’s a thing called the Second Amendment, and it’s not going away.
3. Nearly $1 Billion Is Shifted From NYC Police
NY Times reports: New York City officials on Tuesday agreed to a grim coronavirus-era budget that will sharply curtail municipal services, impose a hiring freeze and, in a move meant to placate calls to defund the police, shift roughly $1 billion from the Police Department.
The $88.1 billion budget reflected the economic shutdown that followed the outbreak, causing a $9 billion revenue shortfall that forced the city to make drastic across-the-board spending cuts.
The city decided to cancel the planned hiring of roughly 1,160 officers, and to shift monitoring of illegal vending, homeless people on the streets and school safety away from the police.
(A huge standoff occurred in NYC early Wednesday morning between officers and protesters.)
Protesters are singing:
“Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye…” pic.twitter.com/5VtRuIBSZF
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) July 1, 2020
DML: As stupid as this is, and as dangerous as this is, and as head scratching at this is, one must remember the people who make up NYC. What kind of people vote for DeBlasio? The same people who are burning down the cities, and the folks who support them. Plus tack on a few million radical friends of Hillary, and a few million immigrants from the Middle East and China who tend to vote Democrat, and this no longer baffles the brain. Elections have consequences. #EscapeFromNewYork
4. Black Lives Matter mural in Cleveland vandalized by black conservative
Fox News reports: A Black Lives Matter mural in a Cleveland neighborhood meant to honor the movement and those killed by law enforcement was defaced Monday with the messages that read “stop killing each other” and “Black Lives Matter is Marxist.”
City Councilman Blaine Griffin told Fox News that around 100 artists came together over the weekend to paint the mural on East 93rd Street in the Kinsman neighborhood, which he represents on the 17-member body. The alleged vandal, he said, has conservative viewpoints and should be allowed to express them without engaging in vandalism.
“I thought that was very inappropriate, very disrespectful and I also thought it was very disingenuous for a person that knew all of these artists and all of these community residents that did this as a sense of pride, that he would come out there and impose his belief over the will of hundreds of thousands of people who have made this a regional attraction,” Griffin said.
More pictures > pic.twitter.com/1nv82ufKS0
— Vantage Point (@VantagePointUSA) June 30, 2020
DML: And you wondering if there was any sanity remaining in the community… Well, there’s your bright spot for this July 1.
5. Dr. Anthony Fauci says U.S. coronavirus outbreak is ‘going to be very disturbing,’ could top 100,000 new cases a day
CNBC reports: The U.S. is “not in total control” of the coronavirus pandemic and daily new cases could surpass 100,000 new infections per day if the outbreak continues at its current pace, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.
The country is now reporting nearly 40,000 new coronavirus cases every day — almost double from about 22,800 in mid-May — driven largely by outbreaks in a number of states across the South and West. Fauci said about 50% of all new cases are coming from four states: Florida, California, Texas and Arizona.
“I can’t make an accurate prediction but it’s going to be very disturbing,” Fauci told senators in a hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “We are now having 40-plus-thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so I am very concerned.”
DML: I thought we rid of this lab rat chaser? Trump needs to send this guy to China to research the downsides of having live farm animals at food marts. Have him do a comprehensive study and get back to us in 15 years. In short, if Fauci is concerned that only means one thing: the numbers will be blown out of proportion to scare people. Wonder if this is a tool to keep people from voting. Folks, the COVID-19 virus is no joke if you are over 50, and if you have underlying conditions. We know this. But for us as a nation to sit here and count every person who gets the first stage of sniffles, body aches, and sinus infections is absurd. The COVID-19 pop is not shock to me. The same spike can be true if any illness that transmits from one person to the next, i.e. the common cold. If you lock hundreds of millions of people in their homes and dilute their immune systems in the process, then allow those people back into society are we supposed to believe there won’t be new cases? Of course there will be, and so we see the spike. But people are not DYING at a crazy pace. Most people are sick for a week or two and then move back into a routine. It’s called LIFE! Enough of this nonsense already. Where is the leadership I voted for? On a completely separate note, I ask you to take a look at the most amazing deal of all time below.
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