Today is July 29 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.CDC yet to release COVID data behind mask reversal
Fox News – More than a day after issuing new guidance that vaccinated people should wear masks indoors – recommendations that are likely to affect millions of Americans in the form of private and public mask mandates – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to release the data behind its decision.
The lack of clarity on what exactly the agency is basing its decision on comes as states and cities across the country are working to vaccinate more of their citizens. And it’s making some local officials reluctant to follow the CDC’s advice on nearly universal masking.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky explained that the reason for the CDC’s reversal on indoor masking for vaccinated people is because “in rare occasions, some vaccinated people infected with the delta variant after vaccination may be contagious and pass the virus to others.”
DML: There is no data this time, just like there was no data last time. There was no data-based reason to shut down the country last year, and there is no data supporting the social distancing and masking of children at school. This entire scaredemic is based on the media’s ability to control a narrative and scare the sh*t out of people for no reason. Why get a vaccine when China will create variants that are vaccine resistant? This is my opinion, and you are entitled to share it. Listen to DeSantis talk about masks for kids.
Forcing kids to wear masks is bad policy. Parents are best equipped to decide whether they want their kids to wear a mask in school. Neither bureaucrats in Washington nor local authorities should be able to override the decision of the parents. pic.twitter.com/1TyFByAaWf
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 28, 2021
2. Eighteen (18) Republicans Vote in Favor of Moving Forward with Radical Democrats and the ‘Infrastructure’ Bill Without Reading it First
Breitbart – Eighteen Senate Republicans sold out to Senate Democrats, with 17 of them voting Wednesday night to advance a $1.2 trillion Democrat “infrastructure” bill and another signaling he would.
The Senate voted to invoke cloture, or advance, H.R. 3684, the legislative vehicle for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The vote featured Republican and Democrat support for the bill. The Senate voted 67-32 to invoke cloture on the bill, with seventeen Republicans in favor of invoking cloture on the bill.
All of them voted for this procedural vote without reading the bill—because it would have been impossible for them to read a bill that does not yet exist. The bill has still not been written despite months of negotiations.
The Senate Republicans who voted for the Democrat $1.2 trillion bill include:
- Roy Blunt (R-MO)
- Richard Burr (R-NC)
- Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
- Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
- Mike Crapo (R-ID)
- Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
- Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
- Rob Portman (R-OH)
- Jim Risch (R-ID)
- Mitt Romney (R-UT)
- Thom Tillis (R-NC)
- Todd Young (R-IN)
- Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
- John Hoeven (R-ND)
- Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
- Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) was absent but signaled that he would have voted yes to advance the legislation.
— Lt. Dick Dowling (@LtDickDowling) July 29, 2021
DML: Unless there is a standalone bill to deport every illegal alien in the USA, which there never will be under Biden, there is no situation I can think of that justifies supporting anything the horrible, cheating, lying Democrats suggest for legislation. The list of Republicans should be taped to your bathroom mirror so this way you never forget who they are come election season. VOTE THEM OUT.
3.Massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Alaska coast triggering tsunami warnings
Daily Mail – Families were scrambling to clear out of coastal towns after a powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday night, triggering a tsunami warning.
The shallow quake hit 56 miles (91 kilometers) southeast of the town of Perryville, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, with a tsunami warning in effect for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula.
The USGS said the quake, which struck at 10:15 p.m. local time (0615 GMT Thursday), was at a depth of 29 miles. Eight aftershocks were recorded within 90 minutes of the earthquake, the largest with a magnitude of 6.2, according to the body.
Videos posted on social media by journalists and residents in Kodiak showed people evacuating their homes, driving away from the coast or walking in groups to higher ground as warning sirens could be heard.
Overseas Earthquake Report – 7/29
At around 3:16pm (JST), an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred near the Aleutian Islands. There is a possibility of a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. The possibility of the tsunami impacting Japan is being investigated. #earthquake pic.twitter.com/0MhvzzhEU3
— NERV (@EN_NERV) July 29, 2021
— Ted Land (@TedLandK5) July 29, 2021
— Blue Waters Camping (@bluewaterscamp) July 29, 2021
— 🇺🇸*SkyQueen*🇺🇸 ✈️👑⭐️ (@Triquetra331) July 29, 2021
DML: All you can do is pray.
4.Back-to-Back Large Groups Encountered in 24-Hours in Rio Grande Valley Sector
US Border Patrol – EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector (RGV) agents have logged 845 migrants within 24-hours, as apprehensions along the Rio Grande of south Texas prove another busy month in July.
Yesterday morning, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents working near La Grulla, Texas, encountered a group of 336 migrants as they walked from the Rio Grande into the United States, which, at the time, was the largest group encountered this summer. The group consisted of 328 family members and eight unaccompanied children. Many within the group suffered from dehydration and exhaustion. Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians responded and provided medical assistance to those in need before being sent to the hospital for further treatment. The migrants encountered are from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the majority from Guatemala.
Only July 27, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, encountered 509 migrants which included 331 family members, 115 unaccompanied children, and 63 single adults. These apprehensions account for the single largest group apprehended thus far, this year. RGV Sector began tracking large groups in 2007 and the July 27 encounter is by far, one of the largest to date. This group consisted of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Venezuela.
NEW: More groups of migrants being walked through the border gate to a waiting Border Patrol van here in Del Rio this morning. This is one of several groups we’ve seen come through today. Our drone team in RGV says 300+ have already crossed in La Joya, TX as of 9am. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/QilYPqRCmO
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 22, 2021
RGV Border Patrol agents apprehended 3 Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members within 48 hours.
— Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Joel Martinez (@USBPDepChiefRGV) July 24, 2021
RGV Border Patrol Agents work tirelessly to protect our communities from the dangers of open borders. This level of invasion is unsustainable. https://t.co/07YZaQaC6v
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) July 27, 2021
FOX News has reached out to the charity and is waiting to hear back. On Saturday morning, our crew in the RGV shot video of Border Patrol dropping off dozens of migrants at the charity in downtown McAllen. pic.twitter.com/NjPDCGbkkT
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 27, 2021
DML: The United States of Latin America. All future Democrats are flowing through the border causing more COVID cases, more problems for hospitals, schools, and law enforcement. The Democrats are the party of the 3rd world and that’s how idiots like AOC get elected.
5.Facebook stock set to plunge
CNN Business – Facebook’s business is soaring, but the boom times may not last.
Facebook (FB) on Wednesday reported revenue of nearly $29.1 billion for the three months ended June 30, a 56% jump from the same period last year when online advertising took a hit as businesses grappled with Covid-19. The company also more than doubled its quarterly profit to almost $10.4 billion, well above the $8.7 billion analysts projected.
However, the outlook for the rest of 2021 is not so sunny, CFO David Wehner said in a statement with the earnings report.
Sales growth could slow thanks to “regulatory and platform changes,” Wehner said, specifically pointing to Apple’s recent iOS app tracking rules. These changes, which went into effect in April, are likely to have a greater impact on Facebook’s business in the third quarter than they did in the second, he said.
Facebook’s stock fell nearly 4% in after-hours trading following the earnings report.
DML: Maybe one day Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple will all go out of business. It’s wishful thinking, and it won’t happen, but a man can dream.
6.NYC mom attacked in subway dies after brain surgery: sources
NY Post -The Brooklyn mom who tumbled down a flight of stairs during an attempted robbery at a Manhattan subway station earlier this month has died, police sources told The Post.
Than Htwe, 58, died Wednesday, one day after her family said on their GoFundMe page that she would not survive after undergoing brain surgery — and that they planned to donate her organs.
The page had raised more than $48,000 for the family before it was shut down this week.
“I just want to tell everyone who’s reading this to always cherish the moments you have with your mother,” her son, Kyaw Saw Hein, wrote on the fundraising site.
“Tell her ‘I love you’ or give her a hug and kiss because you never know what will happen,” he said.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 28, 2021
DML: I’ll give you one guess to describe the killer… (Jeopardy music plays). If you answered, “A black man” you win. But you know how it works, he was unloading all of his frustration over systemic racism. F*cking scumbag is on the run. Catch his ass and give him the death penalty. Here is his picture:
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