Today is August 8 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-BIKERS take control, screw COVID
Crowds of motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in Sturgis, S.D., Friday for the start of the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic that has led to cancellations of other large-scale gatherings since the outbreak.
The rally could become the largest gathering since the pandemic began. Organizers were expecting 250,000 people from all over the country to make at the 10-day event. Many bikers were defiant over the restrictions that have altered daily life for most Americans.
“Screw COVID,” read the design on one T-shirt being sold. “I went to Sturgis.”
Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has taken a largely hands-off approach to the pandemic, avoiding a mask mandate and preaching personal responsibility. She supported holding the Sturgis rally, pointing out that no virus outbreak was documented from the several thousand people who turned out to see President Donald Trump and fireworks at Mount Rushmore last month.
The town of Sturgis, South Dakota, is welcoming an expected crowd of 250 thousand people for an annual motorcycle rally. It will be the largest public gathering since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it will go on as planned, without a mask mandate. https://t.co/bFkBY5Lf9u pic.twitter.com/WZ2lMHTb0b
— CNN (@CNN) August 8, 2020
250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are going to Sturgis, SD for a 10-day event, with no requirements for masks or social distancing by the governor.
We are doomed. https://t.co/L2ZFRdwE0S
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) August 8, 2020
DML: God I love the bikers. And did you read the “We are doomed” in the tweet above this commentary. “We are doomed” links to a NY TIMES story. What a snowflake. The media has done some job at issuing nonsense panic.
2-Freed from jail amid coronavirus, VA rape suspect kills accuser
A Virginia rape suspect, who was released from jail because of concerns regarding the new coronavirus, went on to kill the woman who had accused him, according to police.
The Washington Post was first to report that Ibrahim E. Bouaichi shot and killed the woman in late July, after he was released April 9, according to the newspaper and Alexandria police.
Bouaichi was indicted last year on charges that included rape, strangulation and abduction. The woman, whom police identified as Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez, testified against him in Alexandria District Court in December.
He was jailed without bond in Alexandria – until the pandemic hit. Bouaichi’s lawyers argued that he should be freed awaiting trial because the virus endangered inmates and their attorneys. He was released on a $25,000 bond over the objections of a prosecutor.
DML: So this POS scum was permitted to leave confinement because of concern he would get the COVID sniffles, maybe a sore throat and stuffy nose. But the death of an innocent person was not as important? The US is so out of control it’s impossible to describe in words.
3-US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case
A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco denied prosecutors’ efforts to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s decision to stop a months-long trial in January 2018 for “flagrant” prosecutorial misconduct and her dismissal of the criminal indictment so it could not be re-filed.
“The judgment is affirmed,” Judge Jay Bybee wrote for the three-judge panel that heard oral arguments May 29. The judges found Navarro properly identified violations of “recognized statutory or constitutional” rights, and she had the authority to punish the government “to deter future illegal conduct.”
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Cliven Bundy Case https://t.co/iUJFGEVSKd
— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) August 6, 2020
DML: Having been there firsthand with my camera covering the story for Fox News, and considering I interviewed the Bundy sons from prison, I can tell you without hesitation that the attempt of giving these men life in prison for protecting their cattle and homestead while the ANTIFA thugs who burn down police stations and rip down statues without any punishment is a sin.
4-Trump says he will suspend payroll tax
President Trump said Friday he would defer the payroll tax until the end of the year, using an executive order. The tax would continue to be deferred until the end of 2020, the president said, and would likely be retroactive from July 1.
He said that by the end of 2020 the payroll tax break could be extended. “Hopefully I’ll be here to do the job,” Trump said, hinting at the results of Election Day.
The president also said he would extend unemployment benefits, defer student loan payments and interest, and extend the eviction moratorium as well as an order requiring health insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.
“If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage, I will act under my authority as president to get Americans the relief they need,” he said. The president said that the lawyers were drawing up the executive orders and that they could be signed by the end of the week.
DML: I really hope he carries through with this!
5-Susan Rice sells Netflix shares, VP rumors fly
Former Obama national security advisor Susan Rice has sold a large chunk of her Netflix shares as speculation rises that she is a top contender to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate. Rice has served as a Netflix board member since 2018.
Rice exercised options to sell her shares at a price of $508.68, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal estimated that Rice exercised about a quarter of her options, netting about $305,000 from the sale.
DML: There is no reason to sell the shares if she is the VP choice. If Biden picks her for VP he is dumber than he sounds. She offers nothing. He doesn’t get a swing state, nor does she represent any “wow” to his campaign.
6-Biden Suggests Trump’s Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Be Safe
Presumed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden this week indicated that U.S. President Donald Trump’s rush to develop a coronavirus vaccine in record time may not yield a safe and effective product that the public can trust.
“People don’t believe that he is telling the truth [about the safety of the vaccine candidates],” Biden asserted. “Therefore, they’re not at all certain they’re going to take the vaccine.”
“It’s not likely to go through all the tests and the trials that are needed to be done,” he added, referring to the potential vaccine.
Biden’s made those comments on Tuesday, after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease doctor in the U.S. government, assured lawmakers that the rush to develop the vaccine would not jeopardize the final product’s safety.
DML: Biden. Fauci. Allowing these two over-the-hill swamp creatures to shape the COVID debate is like allowing two drunk idiots with low IQs and crappy eyesight to fly a commercial jet.
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