DML Morning Briefing Wed. Mar 3: National Guard troops mistreated? Border numbers, the Left grooming kids and more…
By Team DML
Today is March 3 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.
1 – National Guard troops sickened, trash food served to them, as U.S. Capitol deployment drags on
Fox News reports: Members of Michigan’s National Guard have complained of receiving undercooked meals or food containing metal shavings during their stay in Washington, D.C., to protect the U.S. Capitol, according to news reports, as lawmakers from the state call for a new food provider.
The disclosures — which first surfaced in Michigan news outlets — were the latest reports of alleged mistreatment of National Guard personnel in the nation’s capital, where Guard members from several states were deployed both before and after the Jan. 6 riot.
The entire Michigan delegation in the U.S. House wrote a letter to the National Guard on Tuesday saying, “We understand that the decision was made to provide contracted meals to support the entire federal response stationed at the Capitol. However, it is clear that these contracted meals are poorly prepared, oftentimes inedible, and highly inadequate to support our soldiers.”
Guard members have increasingly been spending their own money for meals because they don’t trust the food that is being supplied to them, the Detroit News report said. One message delivered to a lawmaker claimed that “multiple soldiers” had been sickened by meals, with much of the food being tossed in the trash.
DML: This is an absolute OUTRAGE!
2 – Study: Biden Amnesty Would Import California-Size Foreign Population
Breitbart reports: President Joe Biden’s amnesty plan, which also expands legal immigration levels, would import a foreign population close to the size of California.
Analysis conducted by NumbersUSA, which advocates on behalf of American workers for less foreign competition in the labor market, finds that by 2031, Biden’s amnesty will have imported a foreign-born population nearly the size of California.
- Nearly 12 million illegal aliens will get amnesty and eventual US citizenship
- Current yearly 1.2 million green card holders will double to 2.4 million
- Nearly 9.4 million foreign nationals will come to the US under Biden’s plan exempting spouses and minor children from family-based green card caps.
- TOTAL: Over next 10 years, 37.4 million foreign nationals will be brought to the US – just 2 million less than the population of California
HOW IT WILL AFFECT JOBS:
- For every one percent increase in the immigrant portion of an American workers’ occupation, Americans’ weekly wages are cut by perhaps 0.5 percent.
- The average native-born American worker today has his weekly wages reduced by potentially 8.75 percent as more than 17 percent of the workforce is foreign-born.
- Current immigration levels put downward pressure on U.S. wages while redistributing about $500 billion in wealth away from America’s working and middle class and towards employers and new arrivals
- As immigrants accept lower wages, they are preferably chosen by firms and therefore have higher job finding rates than natives
DML: Welcome all your new neighbors, folks.
Border Crossers Released into U.S. by Biden Officials Test Positive for Coronavirus
Breitbart also reports: Border crossers released into the interior of the United States by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus just as President Joe Biden has denied that there is “a crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Aside from about 25,600 migrants enrolled in the now-canceled Remain in Mexico program, border crossers released into the U.S. interior are not required to test negative for the coronavirus. Instead, communities along the border are being forced to test border crossers themselves.
A report by NBC News on Tuesday confirmed that border crossers are testing positive for the coronavirus after being released by DHS officials into the U.S. interior.
In Brownsville, Texas, where border crossers are being released, city officials are having to test for the coronavirus. Since city officials began testing on January 25, they told NBC News that that almost 110 border crossers have tested positive. This is a positivity rate of 6.3 percent.
Even after border crossers test positive, at least in Brownsville, they are not required to quarantine. Border crossers interviewed by NBC News said they had tested positive but were planning to continue traveling throughout the U.S. interior to states like North Carolina, Maryland, and New Jersey.
DML: Super spreader! And the left was worried about Trump rallies???
3 – New York is launching a COVID Passport to Fast-Track Reopening
NBC New York reports: One week after Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center welcomed some fans back for the first time in a year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is upping the game.
The governor announced a pilot program Tuesday to test the Excelsior Pass during events at the two arenas. Think of the pass like a “COVID passport” of sorts, one that relies on technology to confirm a person’s vaccination or recent negative virus test through a confidential data transfer.
Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, people can print out their Excelsior Pass or store it on their phones using the Excelsior Pass’s “Wallet App.” Each pass will have a secure QR code, which venues scan using a companion app to confirm someone’s COVID health status. The results of the pilot are being used to enhance the quality of the app prior to submission to Apple and Google.
The governor says the Excelsior Pass worked well when the state tried it out during the initial pilot phase during the Nets game at Barclays this past Saturday. It will be tested for a second time during the Rangers game at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. If the results are good, the application may widen.
DML: So… no “passport” needed at the border, but Americans can’t go to a game or concert without one?
4 – Arizona Education Department Provides ‘Equity Toolkit’ That Shows Racism Starts At 3 Months Old
The Daily Caller reports: The Arizona Department of Education reportedly created an “equity toolkit” that includes an infographic that shows how racism develops in children as young as three-months old, and recommended readings that suggest that white people are “ignorant, color-blind, and racist,” Discovery Institute scholar Christopher Rufo reported.
The toolkit shows a spectrum of children from birth to ages over six, with the title “They’re not too young to talk about race!” It cites a study that shows at birth, “babies look equally at faces of all races. At 3 months, babies look more at faces that match the race of their caregivers.”
By 30 months old, children use race to choose playmates, and at ages 4 and 5, “expressions of racial prejudice often peak.”
“By five, Black and Latinx children in research settings show no preference toward their own groups compared to Whites; White children at this age remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness,” the graphic says, citing a 2008 study.
The document encourages adults to talk to children about race instead of letting children “draw their own conclusions based on what they see.”
DML: We just can’t make this stuff up, folks!
5 – VIDEO: Woman has little boy read ‘The GayBCs’
The Blaze reports: A video of a woman having a little boy read from “The GayBCs” — a children’s book that uses letters of the alphabet to introduce readers as young as 4 years old to LGBTQ words — has been making quite a stir on social media.
The video begins with the little boy reading aloud the word for letter A: “ally.” Then the woman with him is heard introducing the rest of the letters, beginning with “B is for” — and the tyke answers “bi.”
While some of the words don’t possess immediate LGBTQ connotations — H is for “hope” and M is for “mountain,” for instance — others like “bi” hit right at the heart of it. And little boy with his cute little-boy voice reads all of them:
- C is for “coming out.”
- D is for “drag.”
- G is for “gay.”
- I is for “intersex.”
- L is for “lesbian.”
- N is for “non-binary.”
- O is for “orientation.”
- Q is for “queer.”
- T is for “trans.”
DML: Please tell us what YOU think about this in the comments section below.
6 – Design firm takes responsibility for CPAC stage controversy
Forward.com (formerly Jewish Insider) has reported: The company that was hired to set up the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida last weekend has taken full responsibility for the design of the stage that resembled a Nazi insignia.
In an exclusive statement to the Forward on Tuesday evening, Design Foundry, a stage design firm based in Hyattsville, Maryland, said it “had no idea that the design resembled any symbol, nor was there any intention to create something that did.” The organizers of CPAC have announced that it will not use the firm for future events.
Images of the CPAC main stage — which featured Donald Trump’s first post-presidency speech on Sunday — went viral online as observers noted its resemblance to the Odal or Othala Rune, a symbol emblazoned on Nazi uniforms. After the conclusion of the event, Hyatt Hotels released a statement saying that it had addressed the concerns with the conference organizers and denounced the use of such symbols as “abhorrent.”
Design Foundry said that the American Conservative Union approved the stage design, which was “intended to provide the best use of space, given the constraints of the ballroom and social distancing requirements.”
Ian Walters, director of communications for the ACU and CPAC, told the Forward they will no longer use the firm for future events. “ACU and CPAC have no interest in promoting antisemitism from our stage, whether it’s what happens on the stage or the design of the stage itself. It’s clear that the company we retained designed a stage that has become an unwelcome distraction.”
American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp re-tweeted the above report. He also tweeted a joke about a cancel culture:
DML: The liberals can all end their meltdown over this now.