DML Morning Briefing Thurs. June 3: Fauci finally in the hot seat, Cyberattacks, Hillary, and more….
Today is June 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 – Republican lawmakers blast Fauci after thousands of emails released
The NY Post reports: GOP lawmakers lashed out at White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci Wednesday after a bevy of his emails from the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were made public.
Many Republins focused their ire on the fact that Fauci received messages in early 2020 warning that the virus had been “engineered” or may have otherwise emerged from a lab in Wuhan, China while publicly dismissing the possibility.
‘Too Long for Me t Read’: Fauci Dismissed Expert’s Email About Chinese Disinformation on COVID-19
The Free Beacon reports: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal bureaucrat who helped bungle the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response, appeared to dismiss an expert’s detailed warning about Chinese disinformation in the early days of the pandemic, according to emails obtained by the Washington Post.
“Too long for me to read,” Fauci wrote in response to a March 2020 email from a physicist with extensive experience in China, or “tl;dr,” as the kids say. The expert had reached out to express concern about “fabricated data” coming out of China and the communist country’s other efforts to conceal the true extent of the virus.
Other emails show that in February 2020, Fauci was advising a colleague not to wear face masks, which he said were “not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material.”
DML: How many times, since Day 1, did I warn everyone about the little person named FAUCI ? Answer is: Countless times. Now all I need is an undeniable audit result from AZ and my prediction rate stands at a perfect 100%.
2 – Attack on US food supply chain raises fears that this is sign of greater threat
Fox Business reports: A Russia-based hacker group victimized JBS Foods, the world’s largest meat producer, in a ransomware hack this week, according to the FBI.
Other hackers, based in Russia and elsewhere, struck the Colonial Pipeline and other infrastructure, water-treatment plants, small businesses, Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and even hospitals.
With easily accessible hacking tools and hard-to-trace financing amid the rise of cryptocurrency, cybercrime is soaring around the world, experts say.
As hackers grow bolder in the scale of their attacks, could their attempts to disrupt, damage and steal be considered a “dry run” for a potentially more devastating future attack?
DML: And we’ve got a president who thinks “white supremacy” is the most lethal threat to America???
3 – Hillary Clinton Praises Teen Who Secretly Switched Valedictorian Speech To Bash Texas Abortion Law
The Daily Caller reports: Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton praised a teenager Wednesday for secretly switching her valedictorian speech in order to criticize a new Texas law banning abortions after an unborn baby has a heartbeat.
The former First Lady tweeted her support for Lake Highlands High School valedictorian Paxton Smith, who pulled an unapproved valedictorian speech from her bra at the lectern on graduation day and delivered a speech about Texas’s Heartbeat Act.
The new Texas law bans abortions after the unborn baby has a heartbeat. By the end of the fourth week of pregnancy, according to the Cleveland Clinic, the unborn baby’s tiny heart tube will beat about 65 times a minute, and a heartbeat can be detected by about six weeks.
“This took guts,” Clinton tweeted. “Thank you for not staying silent, Paxton.”
The graduate delivered her pro-abortion message: “I have dreams, hopes, and ambitions. Every girl graduating today does. We have spent our entire lives working towards our future, and without our input, and without our consent, our control over that future has been stripped away from us. I am terrified that if my contraceptives fail, that if I’m raped, then my hopes and aspirations and efforts and dreams for my future will no longer matter.”
DML: Sickening. On so many levels.
4 – North Carolina county bans Coca-Cola machines over ‘left-wing’ politics
The NY Post reports: Coke is too “woke” for one North Carolina county’s government. Surry County has voted to ban all Coca-Cola vending machines in its office buildings over backlash to the Atlanta-based soft drink maker’s criticism of new restrictive Georgia voting laws.
“The left wing in America, they defund, they boycott, they cancel, they tear down statues – all sorts of egregious actions,” Eddie Harris, a county commissioner, told WXII in a video interview.
“The expectation from them is the opposing political side will cower in the corner and we’re supposed to accept that and it’s supposed to be ok. And it’s not ok.”
The all-Republican county commissioners voted 3-2 last month to remove the vending machines, but WXII said the machines had yet to be taken out. It’s not clear how many vending machines there were in county buildings in Surry, which has roughly 73,000 residents in the northern part of the state.
DML: If we don’t push back against the insanity, it will take over. Yank out the machines!
5 – Biden announces new incentives, including free beer, to reach COVID vaccination goal
Fox News reports: President Biden on Wednesday declared June a “national month of action” to take aim at the coronavirus pandemic, urging Americans to get vaccinated.
Aiming to reach his goal of getting at least one COVID vaccination shot into the arms of 70% of the nation’s adults by July 4th, the president unveiled a five-part plan to reach that goal, which included steps to make it easier to get the vaccine and incentives such as free food, beer, and tickets.
The president also said the administration would make it easier for companies to receive tax credits for giving workers time off to get their shots. And he said that more incentives and fun rewards would be used to encourage people to get vaccinated. He pointed to Ohio’s use of a lottery and spotlighted a partnership with Anheuser-Busch, the nation’s largest brewing company, to offer free beer on July 4th for everyone 21 and over who’s been vaccinated – if Biden’s goal is reached.
DML: Free ice cream! Free Krispy Kreme donuts! Free pizza! Free beer! All to try to convince you to get something that’s supposed to keep you from getting sick….