Today is June 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 – Iran’s largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman
The Associated Press reports: TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semiofficial news agencies reported.
The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support warship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran.
The blaze began around 2:25 a.m. and firefighters tried to contain it, Fars said. The vessel sank near the Iranian port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz — the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.
Photos circulated on Iranian social media of sailors wearing life jackets evacuating the vessel as a fire burned behind them. State TV and semiofficial news agencies referred to the 207-meter (679 foot) Kharg as a “training ship.” Fars published video of thick, black smoke rising from the ship early Wednesday morning.
— On the Ground News (@OGNreports) June 2, 2021
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) June 2, 2021
DML: Don’t count on Iran ever telling the truth about how this happened.
2 – Joe Biden: ‘Terrorism from White Supremacy’ the ‘Most Lethal Threat to the Homeland’
Breitbart reports: President Joe Biden asserted Tuesday that terrorism from white supremacy was “the most lethal threat” facing the United States.
Biden spoke about the threat of white supremacy during a speech in Tulsa marking the 100th anniversary of the 1921 race massacre in the Greenwood neighborhood.
“According to the intelligence community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today,” Biden said. “Not ISIS. Not Al Qaeda. White supremacists.”
Spreading clearly false claims like this one creates totally unnecessary division, based on a lie.
It’s difficult to even find white supremacists in America today.
“Terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today.”pic.twitter.com/kUeqU21rkM
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) June 1, 2021
Biden also make the bizarre claim that black entrepreneurs “don’t have lawyers, don’t have accountants.”
BIDEN: “…young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding given the chance as white entrepreneurs are, but they don’t have lawyers, they don’t have accountants…” pic.twitter.com/uaVQO6vPeN
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 1, 2021
Conservative commentator Dave Rubin tweeted, “According to Joe Biden black people don’t know how to get an ID, hire a lawyer or find an accountant…and if they don’t vote for him they ain’t black. But yea, Republicans are the real racists.”
According to Joe Biden black people don’t know how to get an ID, hire a lawyer or find an accountant…and if they don’t vote for him they ain’t black.
But yea, Republicans are the real racists.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 1, 2021
DML: That sound you hear is the whole world laughing at us right now.
3 – RNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn’t make changes
The Hill reports: Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel Tuesday warned she may advise future presidential candidates against joining debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) unless the group makes significant changes.
The letter from McDaniel follows a flood of criticism from former President Trump in the 2020 race complaining that format adjustments to health guidance during the coronavirus pandemic were unfair. McDaniel laid out a slate of changes she believes must be made and threatened that Republicans will be advised to boycott CPD-hosted debates if they are not.
“The CPD’s repeated missteps and the partisan actions of its Board Members make clear that the organization no longer provides the fair and impartial forum for presidential debates which the law requires and the American people deserve,” McDaniel wrote.
“Our sincere hope is that the CPD accepts this criticism and works to correct its mistakes,” she added. “If not, the RNC will have no choice but to advise future Republican candidates against participating in CPD-hosted debates, and the RNC will look for other options for its candidates to debate the issues before the American people in a neutral and nonpartisan forum.”
Here’s the new ad the RNC just released, featuring Sen. Tim Scott:
Joe Biden’s liberal agenda is tearing the country apart with failed policies and divisive partisanship.
The Republican party is fighting for a brighter future for all Americans. pic.twitter.com/2TVa0349EC
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 1, 2021
DML: Skip those debates and their far-left radical moderators!
4 – Black father and daughter go viral slamming critical race theory
The Washington Examiner reports: A video of a man and his young daughter slamming critical race theory and encouraging people to love others regardless of race is going viral on social media.
“How we treat people is based on who they are and not what color they are,” the man says while sitting next to his daughter. She then adds, “And if they’re nice and smart.”
“See, this is how children think right here,” the father says in the video, which has been viewed thousands of times. “Critical race theory wants to end that. Not with my children. It’s not gonna happen.”
One of the best videos opposing Critical Race Theory that you’ll ever see. 👏🏼🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/cXOfheV0kJ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 1, 2021
DML: God bless this dad!! We need more like him!!
5 – PHOTO: Gas Prices Near $6 per Gallon in Los Angeles, California
Breitbart reports: LOS ANGELES, California — A gas station in Los Angeles sold fuel for nearly $6 per gallon on Memorial Day weekend, as fuel prices continued to soar across the nation.
The Mobil station across from the Beverly Center shopping mall, near Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, was selling regular unleaded gasoline for $5.29 and 9/10 per gallon on Monday evening, and “Super Plus” for $5.99 and 9/10 — self serve, without assistance or a car wash.
Those prices were unusually high, even for Los Angeles, where many stations charged between $4 and $5 per gallon over the holiday weekend, and the average is currently about $4.22 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.
GasBuddy.com also notes that there are also stations in parts of the L.A. metropolitan area that are still selling fuel for less than $4 per gallon. But some stations are nearing the $6 per gallon mark, driven by high demand, supply shocks, state taxes, and growing market speculation about reduced future supply.
I took this picture in downtown LA this past Thursday. Absolutely jaw-dropping. pic.twitter.com/IAaG8UyisH
— Thedm77 (@thedm77) June 1, 2021
DML: You can thank Joe Biden for this. He’s transforming America. 81 million people really wanted this?
DML’s PARTING WORDS: Due to unexpected changes in my schedule, there will be no DML podcast this week. The DML podcast will resume next week. We’re going to keep fighting for America together!
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