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Today is July 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 – Texas’ Abbott says Dems who ‘fled’ state over elections bill will be arrested upon return
Fox News reports: Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Republican, criticized state Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday in an effort to deprive the Legislature of a quorum, thus the ability to vote on the GOP’s sweeping elections overhaul bill.

Abbott appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday to defend the bill and say the missing lawmakers will be arrested upon their return to the state. He said members of the Texas House of Representatives who are still in the state can call for the arrests of their colleagues who do not show up to vote. The one caveat is the arrest has to be made in the state.

“Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business,” he said.

The exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.

The Texas Democrats claimed they “packed their biggest suitcase” to stay out of the state as long as they need to to keep from voting on the election integrity bill.

Abbott blasted the Texas Democrats for “flying across the country on cushy private planes” to avoid showing up for work. Watch:

DML: Texas voters need to FIRE these Dems at the ballot box!

2 – Oklahoma education board BANS Critical Race Theory from schools and threatens to revoke licenses of teachers who promote it
The Daily Mail reports: Public school teachers in Oklahoma could have their teaching licenses suspended for teaching certain concepts about race and racism under new rules approved Monday by the State Board of Education.

With just one opposing vote, the board approved emergency rules to comply with a bill approved by the Republican-led legislature this year that purports to ban so-called ‘Critical Race Theory.’

The new law prohibits public school teachers of grades K-12 from teaching eight different concepts about race, including that an individual, by virtue of his or race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.

It also prohibits teaching that any individual should feel discomfort or guilt on account of his or her race or sex.

DML: Kudos to the Oklahoma BOE!

3 – The DNC Wants Phone Companies To Police Text Messages For Vaccine Misinformation
The Daily Caller reports: The Democratic National Committee reportedly wants Short Message Service (SMS) carriers to step in and police private text messages as part of a new push against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

Allies of President Joe Biden, including the DNC, plan to “engage fact-checkers more aggressively” and work alongside phone companies to combat misinformation about vaccines shared via social media and private SMS messages, according to a Monday report from Politico.

White House officials are particularly frustrated with the characterization by some Republicans of their door-to-door pro-vaccination campaign, according to the report.

DML: Say WHAT? This has officially one waaaay too far!

4 – Florida county mayor asks residents to wear masks regardless of vaccination
The Hill reports: The mayor of Orange County, Fla. is asking residents to again wear face masks indoors as the county faces climbing COVID-19 positivity rates.

“I am announcing today that it is my official recommendation that Orange County return to the status in which it is recommended that all residents vaccinated and unvaccinated consider wearing facial coverings indoors when in crowded environments,” Mayor Jerry Demings said in an announcement reported by a local NPR affiliate station.

DML: Like I’ve said before, Dems don’t want this to ever end!

5 – Howard Dean goes off the rails: ‘Trump Is Jim Jones’ — His Followers ‘Are Going to Pay’ with Their Lives
Breitbart reports: Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean (D-VT) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that former President Donald Trump is like Jim Jones, the cult leader.

Guest-host Jason Johnson said, “How concerned are you when you see every political party in this country devoted to committing ignorance that combatting lifesaving methods in this country?”

Dean said, “It’s pretty frightening, really. The CPAC people have gotten more and more sort of off the charts, and Trump has always been a little nuts. The thing that is so ironic about this is the people who they are killing in Missouri, for example, are actually Trump voters. Because the Trump voters have a much higher percentage of people, who are not vaccinated exactly because of this garbage the former president is putting out. They are not being vaxxed. In southern Missouri, which is a conservative part of the state and a conservative part of the country, you have the death rate going up hugely. The highest increase in death rates have been in places like Mississippi and Alabama, Arkansas and Missouri that is where people believe this. This has become a cult. There is rationality behind this. It is a cult based on anger, fear and ignorance.”

In another MSNBC interview Monday night, Dean called the CPAC attendees “crackpots.” WATCH:

DML: Dems are the cult and Dean is the crackpot!

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  1. This texan says they’re fired. Cowards. Run from doing real work and spent taxpayers money for you flight and only God knows what else. Please come back so you can be arrested. To don’t have my vote at election time so you runaways to Washington to coward behind another cowards really don’t want you back. But if and when you do, I will love to watch you get handcuffed and pay the price. Hope Governor Abbott throws some heavy fines on you to

  2. Heee hawwww Howard you numbskull. You haven’t changed in 20 years. As for the Democrat lawmakers who fled the state of Texas, put them in jail until every protestor in jail in DC is released. Maybe then we can get back to a sense of sanity.

  3. I am speaking as a Texan…none of these foul pieces of crap will get my vote. Those voting for these criminals need to come out of the dark.

  4. #’s 1 , 3, 4, 5 absurd, pulling the double standard, endless masks, and Howard Dean is useless!
    #2 – Kudos to Oklahoma. Our children are our most valuable family/future assets for this country! #SavetheChildren

  5. The democrats are running scared soon there crack pot president will be under arrest, along with many others. They need to fire the dems from Texas and hold a special election to put new people in there place and make it so they can’t ever run for office again, you can’t handle your obligations to the American people you don’t deserve to be there.

  6. Dems are the ones that want to have mail in voting so they can CHEAT!!! Congrats to Oklahoma for standing up for this CRT crappola!! Vote all Dems out in every state as they aren’t doing anything to help the American people!!

  7. So now we add crackpots to deplorables and Neanderthals and smelly Walmart shoppers who also can’t figure out how to get a photo copy


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