Today is November 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 – Leaders dial up doomsday warning to kick-start climate talks
The Associated Press reports: GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — World leaders turned up the heat and resorted to end-of-the-world rhetoric Monday in an attempt to bring new urgency to sputtering international climate negotiations.
The metaphors were dramatic and mixed at the start of the talks, known as COP26. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described global warming as “a doomsday device” strapped to humanity. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told his colleagues that humans are “digging our own graves.” And Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, speaking for vulnerable island nations, added moral thunder, warning leaders not to “allow the path of greed and selfishness to sow the seeds of our common destruction.”
Amid the speeches, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his coal-dependent country will aim to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2070 — two decades after the United States and at least 10 years later than China. Modi said the goal of reaching “net zero” by 2070 was one of five measures India planned to undertake to meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord.
Biden ranted, “This is the decade that will determine the answer. The science is clear. We only have a brief window left before us to raise our ambitions and to raise to meet the task that’s rapidly narrowing.”
Biden also apologized to world leaders over Trump’s decision to exit the Paris agreement.
DML: Speaking of “climate”…. what a bunch of “hot air” all that was! And how DARE Biden go before world leaders and “apologize” for America!! Let’s go Brandon!
2 – Gun Dealer Sells ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Parts and Ammo
Breitbart reports: Palmetto State Armory, a South Carolina gun store, is marketing gun parts and ammo using the famous anti-Biden phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.”
The South Carolina company sells an AR-15 part that they call the “LETSGO-15 Stripped Lower Receiver.” According to the product description, the fire selector on the weapon has three options: “‘F@CK!’ (Safe), ‘JOE!’ (Fire), ‘BIDEN!’ (Full-Auto).” Additionally, the serial number range will read “BRANDON 0000.”
NBC reporter Ken Dilanian said that the U.S. Secret Service declined to comment about the LETSGO-15 stripped lower receiver.
DML: Let’s Go Brandon!
3 – Roger Stone says he may run for Florida governor if Ron DeSantis does not order election audit
The Washington Examiner reports: Roger Stone threatened to run against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if an audit of the 2020 election is not conducted.
“I heard Ron DeSantis say that Florida had the most honest election in our history in 2020 yet I know for a certainty there are 1 million phantom voters on the Florida voter rolls,” Stone wrote in a post to his Telegram channel. “These ‘voters’ simply do not exist.”
Stone, a longtime confidant to former President Donald Trump who lives in Florida, said on Sunday if the Republican governor does not conduct a “full audit” of the 2020 Florida election results that he “may be forced to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for governor in 2022.”
DML: Roger Stone for governor? No, absolutely NOT!
4 – Poll: 71 Percent Say Country Headed in Wrong Direction Under Biden
The Free Beacon reported: A large majority of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to an NBC News poll that finds growing disapproval of President Joe Biden’s performance.
Seventy-one percent of respondents said the nation is “on the wrong track,” according to the poll, which last week queried 1,000 adults. Nearly half of Democrats agreed with that sentiment, and just 22 percent of those surveyed said the country was headed in the right direction.
The poll also found that Biden’s approval rating has cratered in recent months. Fifty-four percent say they disapprove of the president’s performance, up 6 points since August. His approval rating is down to just 42 percent.
Much of the decline in the president’s approval came from Democrats, NBC said.
Pollsters told NBC News the numbers show that Biden has lost the confidence of many voters.
DML: Even Democrats realize they’ve got a DUD. Let’s Go Brandon!
5 – Suspended New York state principal pulled in $606,000 during paid leave
Fox News reports: A suspended principal from Buffalo, New York, on paid administrative leave since 2017, raked in $606,000 during the past four years – and the district has yet to hold a hearing on the effort to fire her, according to a report.
The Buffalo News reported that the process to fire Crystal Boling-Barton has been moving at a snail’s pace even considering the usual “slow process under the best of circumstance.” The paper said the COVID-19 outbreak has also played a role in the delay.
Boling-Barton, the former principal at McKinley High School, was accused of misappropriating money, a claim that she has denied. WGRZ reported in 2019 that some of the funds in question are tied to purchases for an African American exhibit at the school. The paper said Barton is accused of misusing about $10,000 over three years. No criminal charges were ever filed, the report said.
The station said the principal was accused of reimbursing herself thousands without appropriate documentation.
DML: Oh, the irony. She got suspended for misusing funds… and now she’s raking in even MORE? Stop this insanity now!