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Today is May 13 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’s energy sec says ‘pipe is best way’ to transport fuel, sparks backlash regarding Keystone XL pipeline
Fox News reports: President Biden’s energy secretary is facing renewed backlash for canceling the Keystone XL pipeline permit after she admitted this week that using a pipeline is “the best way” to transport fuel.

At a Tuesday press conference, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm was asked by a reporter about the “feasibility of using rail cars” to transport fuel across the country as the nation faces a gas shortage from a Russian cyber attack.

The energy secretary said the Department of Transportation was looking into the use of rail cars to transport fuel…. she then admitted that the Colonial pipeline (which runs from Texas to New York and is similar to the recently canceled Keystone XL pipeline) is the premiere way to pump petroleum into communities.

Granholm then declared that “if you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you,” and indicated that there would be no cyber attacks with an electric transmission grid.

DML: The ignorance is mind-blowing.

2 – Former intel chief calls Susan Rice the ‘shadow president’ and warns ‘no one is paying attention’
Fox News reports: Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence under President Trump, said in an interview with CPAC that he believes Susan Rice has assumed the role of a “shadow president.”

Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Obama, was tapped last December by President Biden to take charge of the White House Domestic Policy Council. It is in that role that Grenell believes she is exerting her influence.

“Biden is too weak to stop the progressive left from taking over… [Vice President] Kamala [Harris] does not understand what’s going on…We have a shadow president in Susan Rice and no one is paying attention,” he said.

Rice is one of the many officials from the Obama administration that landed jobs in the Biden White House. She is among the wealthiest individuals in the Biden White House, with a net worth estimated to be at least $37.9 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. She resigned last December from her role as a member of the board of directors at Netflix.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden, who has repeatedly told reporters he would be “in trouble” for taking questions, did so again on Wednesday:

DML: Who do YOU think is in charge over there?

3 – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces $1M lottery for vaccinated citizens
Fox News reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has come up with an unorthodox incentive for Ohioans to get vaccinated.

Starting next Wednesday, adults who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and are at least 18 years old, may enter a lottery that will provide a $1 million prize each Wednesday for five weeks.

DeWine, a Republican, said the pool of names for the drawing will come from the Ohio Secretary of State’s publicly available voter registration database. Those who are not in the database can sign up for the drawings on a separate webpage, DeWine said.

In random drawings, the state will also provide five full four-year scholarships to an Ohio public university—including tuition, room-and-board, and books—to Ohioans under the age of 18 who have been vaccinated. The Ohio Lottery will conduct the drawings, and the money will come from existing federal pandemic relief dollars, DeWine said.

DML: So… taxpayer money is being used for a lottery?

4 – Black Parent Compares Critical Race Theory to KKK Intimidation Tactics
The Free Beacon reports: A black mother slammed critical race theory at a school board meeting in the nation’s richest county Tuesday, comparing the radical education standards to tactics used by Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan to demean black people.

“Critical race theory is not an honest dialogue, it is a tactic that was used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors so we could not think for ourselves,” Shawntel Cooper said at the Loudoun County School Board meeting Tuesday night. “Critical race theory is racist, it is abusive, it discriminates against one’s color. … You can not tell me what is or is not racist.”

Parents of Loudoun County Public Schools students have rebelled against the district’s efforts to adopt radical curriculum standards. One parent group launched a recall campaign against six of the Loudoun County School Board members in March. Other groups have tracked the school board’s attempts to silence parents who oppose the district’s recently adopted “culturally responsive” curriculum framework.

Cooper spoke during the comment section of a contentious school board meeting, where parents expressed concerns ranging from school reopening to critical race theory.

DML: Kudos to this mom for speaking up!

5 – ‘American Idol’ finalist Caleb Kennedy out after KKK-themed video surfaces
The New York Post reports: “American Idol” top-five finalist Caleb Kennedy has left the show after a video surfaced showing him next to someone wearing what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood.

A representative for the show confirmed to The Post that Kennedy will no longer be moving forward in the competition. The singer, 16, posted a statement about his departure on Instagram Wednesday.

Kennedy’s mother, Anita Guy, gave a statement to MSN claiming that the video was taken when Kennedy was 12 and inspired by a movie he had seen.

“I hate this has happened and how Caleb is being portrayed by people online,” Guy said. “This video was taken after Caleb had watched the movie ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ and they were imitating those characters. It had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan, but I know that’s how it looks. Caleb doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. He loves everyone and has friends of all races.”

 

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DML: He was 12 years old! This is nuts!

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14 COMMENTS

  1. DeWines using taxpayers money to fund a lottery for those who choose the poke of poison, really? Hey lemmings starting to get the bigger picture? Doubt it

  2. Listening to talk radio while going to babysit my grandson this a.m., I did hear the statement of this mother, Ms. Cooper, during the school board meeting. She stated that she was not going to be used as a pawn by the Democrats for their agenda!
    So many school issues that parents don’t need added into their lives. Let’s pray they get corrected before next fall. It will take the parents involvement to make a difference!

    I also heard from a truck driver who transports gasoline. They had 10,000 more trucks brought in to transport the gas, but they’re having trouble finding drivers. Therefore another obstacle!
    I agree that the next generation coming in the workforce will not take on these kind of physical/labor jobs when most have been behind a ‘glow’ screen the majority of their lives.

  3. Re guarding SUSAN Rice. I don’t think she is doing this by herself. Obummer is the main person behind all this shit we are living through.

  4. Powerful mother speaking up on critical race bull ! Love the way she presented her case, honest and sincere !
    The communist regime is behind the pipeline attack and the truth will come out, this was a push for electric cars no one can afford. This country is in real trouble, an easy target and a joke.

  5. Governor Dewine has also announced that all Covid health mandates (masks,social distancing, # of peythat can gather,etc) will end on June 2 in Ohio. Businesses etc may still require masks if they choose. The only exception is mandates related to nursing homes.

  6. I believe the story about the “pipeline” has a bit of propaganda in it. In the article it reads “as the nation faces a gas shortage from a Russian cyber attack”. I do believe that is very false. It is my understanding this group was located in the FSU. Not in Russia. It seems all too often that “Russia” can be substituted to embellish the story and generate more bogeyman activity.

  7. After president trumps 2nd term he will be remembered as one of, if not , the best president in this countries history…take it to the bank!!!!!

  8. I’m sorry, does this energy secretary not understand these electric cars are powered by electricity made from coal fired plants? Did no one tell her? WTF? Who’s minding the the f***ing store? Jesus, save us from this incompetence.

  9. We definitely have a bunch of idiots running our government! Obiden has done nothing his whole political career, stole an election and now is ruining our country!!!!!
    Bring Trump back! MAGA!
    🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

  10. Why isn’t the news media reporting on Biden giving the vaccine blueprints to China? Couldn’t that be a case of giving away this country’s medical secrets? I think that’s an impeachable offense and the GOP should jump on this one.
    Oh, that’s right. Biden has business deals with China.
    It’s my opinion that Obama is the ghost President. I think that’s the only reason Biden was put in the White House. Obama started by allowing Serbians to come here. Now, through Biden, he has opened the border for all South Americans. It won’t stop there.

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