Today is May 4 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 nominee to lead ATF wants to ban America’s most popular rifle
Fox News reports: Dozens of House Republicans are urging the Senate to oppose President Biden’s nomination of David Chipman as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), calling him an “enemy of the 2nd Amendment” and saying his confirmation would “jeopardize” the constitutional rights of gun owners.
Biden last month nominated Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of ATF.
Fox News obtained a letter House Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Banks, R-Ind., and 68 other House GOP members penned to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. R-Ky., on Monday. In the letter, the GOP members described Chipman as a “long time gun control activist and lobbyist.”
“His beliefs and hostile attitude toward the rights of gun owners are well known,” the wrote. “Thus, we respectfully ask that you oppose his confirmation.”
Republicans cited Chipman’s record, saying that in October 2018 he argued in favor of subjecting all AR-15s and potentially all semi-automatic rifles to regulation under the National Firearms Act.
DML: Biden wants the fox to guard the henhouse?
2- Arkansas governor OKs limits on agencies’ race, sex training
The Associated Press reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday effectively approved a law that places new limits on how race and sex are addressed in state employee training.
The Republican governor allowed legislation to become law without his signature to prohibit state agencies from teaching employees, contractors or others to believe “divisive concepts.” The concepts include anything that says the U.S. is fundamentally racist or sexist.
The measure, which takes effect next year, does not apply to public schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement training or local governments.
Other proposals to limit how race is taught in Arkansas’ schools, including one banning the teaching of the New York Times’ 1619 Project, failed before legislative panels during this year’s session.
DML: This bill doesn’t apply in all the areas where it’s really needed.
3 – Woman Berates A Police Officer, Calls Him A Murderer During Traffic Stop
The Daily Caller reports: One woman has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.
In a video tweeted by Bill Melugin, a woman, whose identity he didn’t reveal, was pulled over in San Dimas, California, for a traffic violation by an LASD officer, and all hell broke loose when the officer approached her vehicle.
She repeatedly called the officer a murder, accused him of being racist, told him that he’d always be a Mexican and not white, and also proudly proclaimed to be a teacher. You can watch her horrifying actions below.
NEW: “You’re always gonna be a Mexican, you’ll never be white, you know that?”
A Latino LASD deputy sent me his bodycam video of a woman claiming to be a teacher launching into a racist tirade against him when he pulled her over in San Dimas. She repeatedly calls him a murderer. pic.twitter.com/Cc8jSVenCQ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 3, 2021
LASD also tells me the woman has a history of making false complaints against deputies.
I’ve learned what her name is, and she has been a professor at schools in the LA area, but at this time, I will not be identifying her because she has not returned any of my calls or emails.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 3, 2021
DML: This is absolutely APPALLING!
4 – Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Absentee Ballot Watermarks
Breitbart reports: The Tennessee legislature included an amendment to an election-related bill that would require a “non-visible” watermark on every absentee ballot.
The Tennessee Election Integrity Act, which passed the Senate 27-0 and the House 92-1, would go into effect in January 2022 if Gov. Bill Lee (R-TN) signs it, the Center Square reported.
According to a bill summary: Under present law, signature verification is the final verification necessary before a counting board counts absentee ballots. Under this amendment, signature verification will remain part of the verification process but will not be the final verification. This amendment requires a counting board official to verify that the absentee ballots contain the watermark and reject any ballot that does not bear the watermark.
We just passed legislation I co-sponsored that requires a non-visible watermark be placed on every mailed absentee ballot, further ensuring the integrity of ballots and elections in TN. No watermark, the ballot is rejected. pic.twitter.com/nalPucZc56
— Rep. Jason Zachary (@JasonZacharyTN) April 27, 2021
DML: Why can’t every state do this?
5 – ‘Woke’ CIA recruitment video sparks outrage
Fox News reports: A new CIA recruitment video sparked a fierce online reaction Monday for being what critics labeled “full of woke propaganda.”
The 2-minute video features a 36-year-old Latina CIA agent who described herself as “intersectional,” “cisgender,” and “millennial.”
The officer tells viewers that while she used to suffer from “‘imposter syndrome,” she has embraced herself “unapologetically” because she refuses to internalize “misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be.”
“I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA, or anywhere else in the world.
Command your space. Mija, you are worth it.”
— CIA (@CIA) April 28, 2021
When a government agency’s recruitment video promotes “your society is broken, be like us” instead of “come serve your nation,” that agency has stopped serving the interest of We The People and enslaved liberty to the service of their communist master.
— Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) May 4, 2021
If I was the CIA and wanted to crater domestic trust in a foreign intelligence service then I’d trick them post an embarasing video like this
— Mike Howell (@MHowellTweets) May 3, 2021
China & Russia are laughing their asses off watching CIA go full woke. “Cisgender.” “Intersectional.” It’s like @TheBabylonBee is handling CIA’s comms. If you think about it, wokeness is the kind of twisted PSYOP a spy agency would invent to destroy a country from the inside out.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 3, 2021
DML: America has gone from warriors to wokeness… and our enemies are laughing their heads off.
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