Today is May 2 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.Texas special election: Susan Wright advances to runoff for late husband’s House seat
Fox News reports that Susan Wright, the wife of the late Republican Rep. Ron Wright, advanced Saturday to a runoff election for Texas’ Sixth Congressional District, which many see as a bellwether for future contests.
The runoff will be a race between two of the top candidates from the special election. Wright’s runoff opponent was still to be determined as of Sunday morning.
With nearly all votes counted, Republican Jake Ellzey led Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez by 354 votes in the race for the second runoff spot. The New York Times reported that the special election results could disappoint Democrats who hoped for a better showing for Sanchez.
As of 9:46 p.m. local time, Wright received 18.9% of the votes. Candidates were required to get over 50% in order to avoid a runoff. There were 23 candidates on the ballot.
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) May 2, 2021
DML: I’m happy about the battle victory, but when Republicans feel the need to worry about winning in Texas I fear we are losing the war. With open borders being what they are, it’s a matter of time before the state goes blue. #SecureTheBorder
2- Two people killed in shooting at Wisconsin casino; gunman shot dead by cops
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack.
Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was seeking a specific person he was angry at.
“He was targeting a specific victim who was not there, but he decided to still shoot some of the victim’s friends or co-workers, it appears,” Pawlak said.
Neither the gunman nor the shooting victims were immediately identified.
A shooting today at the Oneida Casino Radisson Hotel in Green Bay.
That’s 14 MASS SHOOTINGS in the last week:
Kansas City, MO
Phenix City, AL
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) May 2, 2021
Three people have been killed, including the shooter, and one person has been left in critical condition after police responded to an active shooter situation at Oneida Casino in Wisconsin.https://t.co/47d8MuesJw pic.twitter.com/t4q6bS3Nsi
— ABC News (@ABC) May 2, 2021
DML: Is it me, or does it seem like the shootings have escalated ever since Joe took office. I’ll have to check the stats but dang it, Americans appear to be mighty angry and all of out sorts these days.
3-Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Opposes Trans Biological Boys Competing in Girls Sports, ‘It Just Isn’t Fair’
From Breitbart: Caitlyn Jenner, candidate for California governor, opposes transgendered biological boys competing in girls’ sports, TMZ relieved Saturday.
When asked by a reporter what Jenner thought of certain states that have passed legislation to protect girls’ sports from transgender biological boys participating in them, Jenner said, “This is a question of fairness.”
Here is the video:
.@Caitlyn_Jenner‘s comments about transwomen competing in women’s sports is very sincere and commonsense.
Conservatives should be promoting this video — but they likely won’t because they largely are opposed to transpeople.
You can support trans folks and single sex sports. pic.twitter.com/6QUbcVIGXx
— Yvonne Bailey 🌴 (@ydbeep) May 1, 2021
DML: Sorry, but I cannot take the person who was born Bruce Jenner seriously now that he’s taken on his Caitlyn image. But Jenner is correct on the position of trans boys playing in girl’s sports. It’s as sick as getting transformed.
4-SpaceX-NASA Crew-1 astronauts returned from ISS — here’s what went down
Austin, Texas (CNN Business) A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule soared back from outer space Sunday morning and made a parachute landing in the Gulf of Mexico, returning four astronauts from a record-setting mission to the International Space Station.
The astronauts — NASA’s Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut with Japan’s space agency — had boarded their Crew Dragon capsule Friday afternoon, and they spent all night aboard the 13-foot-wide, fully autonomous capsule as it conducted a series of engine burns and maneuvers to prepare itself for reentry.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 2, 2021
SpaceX has delivered four astronauts back to Earth, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot. https://t.co/qi8Lb5M9nV
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 2, 2021
5- Deck collapse injures 11 in TN
A deck collapsed at a restaurant in Tennessee on Saturday, resulting in 11 people being hospitalized, including two with critical injuries, reports said.
Amy Maxwell, who is part of the Hamilton County Emergency Management, told News Channel 9 that people were at the Zois Restaurant in Soddy-Daisy celebrating a birthday. She told the station that witnesses told her that the party was taking a group photo when the deck gave out.
The report, citing witnesses, said that some fell about two stories but noted that the information was not provided by officials from the county. The incident reportedly occurred at about 4 p.m. Reports indicated that as many as 40 people may have been on the deck at the time that it collapsed.
— HamCoTNES (@HamCoTNES) May 1, 2021
DML: Crazy stuff. Nutty times.
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