Today is September 19 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-Trump reacts to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, says justice ‘led an amazing life’
According to Fox News, President Trump on Friday called late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “an amazing woman who led an amazing life” and said he was “sad” to learn of her passing, but didn’t say anything about plans for nominating a replacement.
The president, on the tarmac after finishing a rally in Minnesota Friday night, had just learned that Ginsburg, 87, had died from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer.
“Wow, I didn’t know that,” Trump told reporters. “She led an amazing life. Whether you agree or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life.”
Statement from the President on the Passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pic.twitter.com/N2YkGVWLoF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
DML: Lets not pretend like we are sad. I ain’t sugarcoating a thing here. Everyone dies, she lived a long life; she was a nightmare for Americans. Senator Ted Cruz is alive and well. Lets fit him for a robe.
2-Dems call for Supreme Court nominee to be announced after election
Again, according to Fox News, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that the Senate would move swiftly to vote for a new justice under Trump’s presidency. Currently, the conservatives hold a 5-4 advantage in terms of how seats held on the highest court.
Republicans hold a slim 53-47 majority in the Senate, and it’s unclear that they have the necessary votes to nominate and confirm a new justice. A simple majority of senators present and voting is required for the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice.
Several senators who are facing tight re-election odds this year, including Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in 2016 suggested the Senate should wait until after the November election to nominate and confirm a new justice.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has already said the open seat should not be filled until after the Nov. 3 election.
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted on Friday.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has vowed to nominate a Black woman to the nation’s highest court system.
In a statement Friday night, the former vice president said the Senate should wait until after the election to nominate and confirm a new justice, citing Republicans’ opposition in 2016 to Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to fill Scalia’s seat.
DML: Trump and the Senate should move swiftly. We are not dealing with rationale people on the left. Get a Cruz missile on the court and be up 6-3. There is no debate here. The hell with Lindsay Graham, he’s a RINO.
3-Ginburg’s dying wish, according to NPR
National Public Radio (NPR), published the following statement about Ginsburg Friday evening: “Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
DML: With her liberally demented point of view, imagine how many dying wishes of Americans were missed because of this woman’s liberalism. If I was in charge, my answer…”Wish denied.”
4-Michigan Allows ‘Ballot Harvesting’ for More than Four Days
A Michigan court decision that will extend the deadline for postmarked mail-in ballots to be received up to 14 days after Election Day will also allow ballots to be submitted by third parties — a practice called “ballot harvesting” — during a specific period.
As Breitbart News reported earlier Friday, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that mail-in ballots postmarked by November 2 — the day before Election Day — will still be counted in Michigan in the 2020 election.
In addition, Judge Stephens said that strangers can return other people’s ballots — normally a felony — between 5:01 p.m. on Friday, October 30, and 8:00 p.m. on November 3, the moment that polling places are supposed to close on Election Day.
Judge Stephens wrote:
This court enjoins MCL 168.932(f) in this election from 5:00 p.m. Friday October 30, 2020 until the close of the polls on November 3, 2020, in so far as it limits the class of persons who may render an absent voter assistance. As a result, a voter casting an absent voter ballot in the November 2020 general election may select any individual the voter chooses to render assistance in returning an absent voter ballot, but only for the limited time period when assistance from the clerk is not required, i.e., between 5:01 p.m. on the Friday before the election and the close of polls on Election Day.
The ruling means that anyone may return the ballot of another voter in that period of time, not just those specified by law (such as immediate family members).
DML: Like I said, we are not dealing with normal people on the left. These people are assaulting the American system, we need to stop it from happening. Replace Ginsburg with Cruz, and form local bi-partisan committees to oversee every ballot counted and LIVE stream it on Facebook, YouTube, TV, etc.
5-Lawsuit accuses Facebook of using mobile phone cameras to spy on Instagram users
Instagram and its parent company Facebook are being sued for allegedly spying on users with their mobile phone cameras.
The lawsuit was filed in a San Francisco federal court Thursday by a New Jersey Instagram user Brittany Conditi who claimed Facebook accesses mobile cameras while users are on the app “to collect lucrative and valuable data on its users that it would not otherwise have access to.”
“By obtaining extremely private and intimate personal data on their users, including in the privacy of their own homes, [Facebook is] able to increase their advertising revenue by targeting users more than ever before,” the lawsuit alleges.
“For example, [Facebook is] able to see in-real time how users respond to advertisements on Instagram, providing extremely valuable information to its advertisers.”
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