DML Morning Briefing Thurs. Nov. 11: Dems’ spending gimmicks, city disses Veteran’s Day parade, vax mistakes, basketball attack, more…
Today is November 11 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning.
1 – Gimmicks’ covering up true cost of Biden’s multitrillion-dollar spending spree, group says
Fox Business reports: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce accused the authors of the Democrat-backed reconciliation bill of using “gimmicks to cover up well over $1 trillion in spending,” and called on Congress to identify the bill’s actual “real-world impact.”
The business group published a letter it sent to politicians in D.C. on Wednesday demanding that they consider the cost of the legislation, its inflationary impact and how the policies will impact future workforce participation.
According to the chamber, the reconciliation bill has sunset provisions that “disguise the true cost of the bill.” These provisions essentially expire after a certain amount of time, but then could be extended. So the amount looks smaller than the actual total cost.
The New York Times reported that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WVa., called these provisions “shell games” and the actual cost of the reconciliation bill could be double the amount being discussed.
DML: Democrats want to spend America into oblivion!
2 – Democrat-run Austin,Texas forces cancellation of Veteran’s Day parade, Gov. Abbott, others respond to ‘slap in the face’
Fox News reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has invited military veterans in Austin, Texas to gather at the state capitol building after their Veterans Day parade was cancelled due to the city’s coronavirus restrictions.
“The City of Austin’s overreaching COVID requirements have forced the Austin Veterans Parade Foundation to cancel their annual event,” the Republican governor tweeted Tuesday. “I’m inviting them to host a rally on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol. We celebrate our nation’s heroes in Texas.”
“This is something that we could not do as we anticipated some 30,000 attendees to the parade,” the parade organizers said in a statement. “We are hopeful that in 2022, the restrictions on public gatherings will be back to normal. In lieu of the parade, we are working with the City of Austin and the Austin Veterans Commission to dedicate the Veterans Park on Nov. 11th.”
DML: No Veteran’s Day parade in Austin – but it’s okay to have thousands of people at a huge concert in Houston or at football games?
Speaking of Veteran’s Day…. former President Donald Trump just released a Veteran’s Day message… watch it below:
3 – Procter & Gamble Employees Push Back on Vaccine Mandate: ‘It’s Coercion, Plain and Simple’
Breitbart reports: A group of unidentified Procter & Gamble employees produced and distributed a video pushing back against the U.S. manufacturer for mandating that workers be vaccinated for coronavirus in order to keep their jobs.
The video, posted on YouTube, shows images of workers with their faces blurred to prevent identification due to fear of retaliation from the company for pushing back against the vaccine mandate.
The video does show the face of Procter & Gamble CEO David S. Taylor. The company’s headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Narrators say the company plays lip service to respecting every individual who works for the company but is breaking that vow by forcing people to get vaccinated.
DML: Watch that video!
4 – Teen girl left with concussion after brutal attack during basketball game
The New York Post reports: A disturbing cheap shot during a California basketball game left a teen girl concussed and her mother “in shock.”
At an event in Southern California, 15-year-old Lauryn Ham was sucker-punched by one of her opponents. According to her mother, she’s still recovering from the brutal punch over the weekend.
“Of course I was in total shock,” the victim’s mother, Alice Ham, told ABC7. “Just couldn’t believe that could happen to my child.”
Ham said her daughter was disoriented when she came home after the game.
“The person in question went down the court and shot a 3-pointer, landed, fell backwards into my daughter,” Ham said. “As they got up and turned and were walking back down to the other side of the court, her mom says to her, ‘You need to hit her for that.’ And the child in question sucker-punched my daughter.”
DML: This is CRIMINAL!
5 – Pharmacy in Virginia administered wrong COVID-19 vaccine to children 5-11
The Washington Examiner reports: A pharmacy in Loudoun County, Virginia, administered the wrong COVID-19 vaccine to children 5-11 years old, according to state officials.
The Virginia Department of Health said it believes about 112 children were given the vaccine formulated for those 12 years and older on Nov. 3-4 at Ted Pharmacy in Aldie.
Federal and state officials ordered the pharmacy on Nov. 5 to stop administering the vaccine, and Virginia’s health agency collected all COVID-19 vaccines at the location, FOX 5 reported on Wednesday.
News4 reported about inquiring parents, including one mother who said her 7-year-old daughter was given a diluted dose of the vaccine meant for children 12 and older, which came in a vial with a purple cap, not an orange one found on vaccines for younger children.
DML: You knew this would happen!!