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Today is June 1. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room. 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. ESPN to Raise Trans Flag on Campus for Pride Month:
Breitbart – ESPN has announced that it will raise a transgender pride flag at its Connecticut headquarters on Thursday in celebration of Gay Pride Month, and OutKick’s Clay Travis blasted the network for a “direct attack” on any employee who might disagree with the transgender agenda. Travis shared a screenshot of ESPN’s announcement on its website that it was raising what it is calling the “ESPN Equal” flag.
“ESPN will host a trans pride flag raise on campus tomorrow as part of pride month. It comes as the company advocates for men to play in women’s sports and refuses to support @samponder, who was called a bigot for supporting women only in women’s sports,” Travis wrote.
“This flag is not the usual gay pride flag, it’s newly designed to incorporate trans rights and feels like a direct attack on any employee who doesn’t support men in women’s sports,” he added.
ESPN will host a trans pride flag raise on campus tomorrow as part of pride month. It comes as the company advocates for men to play in women’s sports and refuses to support @samponder, who was called a bigot for supporting women only in women’s sports. pic.twitter.com/PX79Tw1PNP
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 31, 2023
Denny’s Insight: It’s June 1; get ready for the incoming Pride Month pandering. It’s becoming one of the least tolerable months in the U.S. each year. And truthfully, it’s consumerism at its unfettered worst. I’m surprised gay people can’t see through the ruse that most of these companies are just trying to make a quick buck off your sexuality in the name of “visibility” for thirty days straight.
2. House Passes McCarthy-Biden Debt Ceiling Compromise Bill:
Daily Wire – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the debt ceiling compromise bill on Wednesday that suspends the $31 trillion debt limit until a lame-duck session after the 2024 presidential election.
After an hour of debate, lawmakers advanced House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) Fiscal Responsibility Act, a debt ceiling deal made with President Joe Biden that caused 71 Republicans and 46 Democrats to oppose the legislation. The final vote was 314 to 117 — 149 Republicans joining 165 Democrats.
After weeks of negotiations, Biden and McCarthy reached an “agreement in principle” over Memorial Day weekend.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 1, 2023
Denny’s Insight: McCarthy may have won the majority in the House to pass the unfavorable debt ceiling bill, but based on our DML News App poll, Americans feel way differently about the deal.
3. University of North Carolina med school renounces its own DEI framework:
Fox News – The University of North Carolina (UNC) medical school disbanded its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) task force without implementing its recommendations, just months after banning DEI statements from admission, hiring, promotion and tenure.
UNC said it plans to disband its DEI Task Force, without implementing its recommendations, including integrating social justice into the school’s curriculum.
The UNC DEI document also included recommendations that were partially based on the DEI protocols of the Association of American Medical Colleges that requires students to study topics like “Unconscious Bias Awareness,” “Understanding and Responding to Microaggressions,” and “Understanding that America’s medical system is structurally racist.”
Denny’s Insight: DEI = Dumb Education Initiatives. Hopefully other universities follow suit. The DEI protocols are a hindrance and barrier to true learning. Having to framework any subject matter so that it’s compromised for the “betterment of inclusion” is insane. That’s not education, it’s indoctrination.
2. GOP Congressman Makes Retirement Announcement:
Townhall – Republican Congressman Chris Stewart of Utah announced Wednesday he will resign from Congress.
Stewart, who was first elected to Congress in 2013, cited his wife’s health as the reason for his upcoming departure.
“It has been one of the great honors of my life to serve the good people of Utah in Congress,” he said in a statement. “My wife and I have made so many dear friends and memories throughout our journey. I can say with pride that I have been an effective leader for my beloved home state, and I’m honored to have played an important role in guiding our nation through some troubled times. But my wife’s health concerns have made it necessary that I retire from Congress after an orderly transition can be ensured.”
It’s been one of the great honors of my life to represent Utah in the People’s House.
God bless you all, and God bless America. pic.twitter.com/rEeg6G2ry3
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) May 31, 2023
Denny’s Insight: I feel like it’s rare to see a politician give up their power and position to be at the bedside of an ailing spouse. Truthfully, I can’t imagine any of the big name politicians doing so. Sending well wishes to Rep. Stewart’s wife in hopes that she recuperates and heals.
1. ‘Crypto Twitter’ heats up ahead of the 2024 election:
Fox Business – It’s no secret the biggest conversations in crypto are happening on Twitter, and as the $1 trillion digital asset market is set to become a key topic in the 2024 Presidential election, “Crypto Twitter” is going gangbusters. “Crypto Twitter” is a term used to refer to the community of people who use the app to share news, offer insight and discuss and debate industry developments.
Twitter’s crypto crowd has steadily grown since the creation of Bitcoin in 2009 but has exploded in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with the rise of the retail trading movement. According to internal Twitter data released before the company went private, tweets about cryptocurrency multiplied six times between 2020 and 2021, and there were over 1 billion tweets about crypto between 2020 and 2022.
The introduction of Twitter Spaces, an audio-only feature that allows users to listen and engage in live discussions, helped expand the crypto dialogue and has become a popular source for up-to-the-minute industry news and insight from some of the greatest minds in the field. Spaces is becoming more widely used by YouTubers and other content creators because it gives them the ability to engage directly with their audience.
Twitter is the Target of a 45 Million-user Cryptocurrency App’s New Social Media Platform#crypto #cryptonews #cryptocurrency #Twitter #pinetwork #firesideforum #socialmediahttps://t.co/2EK91lUnBg pic.twitter.com/4d7K6rOrlu
— BitFinsider (@BitFinsider) May 31, 2023
Denny’s Question: Would you ever invest into crypto through a platform like Twitter? Or better yet, would you find any worth putting assets into crypto, or do you believe there are more valuable investments worth pursuing, like gold or real estate? What do you believe is the best use of valued assets in today’s economy? Give your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section.